Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Peanut Butter and Jelly or Toll Roads?

All over Austin there are all these white trucks with the green PBS&J logo on the doors and yellow lights on the roof.

For fun, I like to think that these guys are peanut butter and jelly sandwich engineers, and they are in charge of making sure young and old alike are making certified sandwiches.

If not, then they show up in these white trucks with the lights on and talk to you about how to do it.

I've been meaning to look them up on the internet and find out what they do.

I finally did that today.

Here is a quote from their website, http://www.pbsj.com/

PBS&J helps in planning, designing, and constructing new infrastructure and infrastucture improvements that optimize our clients' investments and improve the quality of life for people across the nation....

After reading this I was starting to question the infrastructure of my own sandwiches-for example:

*bread going stale before you run through the whole loaf
*fruit spread going bad, especially if you forget to put it back in the fridge
*bread crumbs
*jelly to peanut butter ratio
*whether cutting them in half affects the flavor
*whether to match the slices of bread to each other.

I was thinking about how much it might improve my personal quality of life to consult with them about this matter.

But then I read this:

....Our core serivces in highway design, corridor planning, toll facilities(my italics), and construction were developed through decades of service to state departments of transportation, county road departments, and transportation authorities.

Toll roads are kind of a hot topic around here in Austin. I have a drummer/recording engineer friend that on his website addresses the concern about the toll roads, he said he would watch out for these PB&J trucks.

Actually I prefer Whole Foods Almond Butter with Cascadian Grape Fruit Spread on Roman Meal or Nature's Own Bread.

There are some types of Ezekiel bread that I like but I never can remember which type I like, and some of those types I really don't like.


At 8:42 AM, Blogger WinniePhew said...

That's some pretty neat research. I've got one additional question on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Is it OK to turn one over and eat it upside down? Run that one through some experiments and let me know the results.
Also I have found that if you will crawl inside your refrigerator to make your sandwiches, you will be less likely to leave the fruit spread out to spoil ... just be sure you don't nap while in there.


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