So our home computer has been out of commission since Friday and I began having minor internet withdrawals sometime Saturday afternoon. It’s not so much that I need to BE on the internet all the time, it was just mildly annoying every time I wanted to do first-world things like look up a recipe, sync an ipod, send an email, learn how to freeze a banana, etc. At one point Sunday morning, I thought it might be Father’s Day and I freaked out. I ended up texting a friend.
If I were a better (worse/more obvious/predictable/retarded) blogger, I’d tell you how this internet-free weekend taught me some kind of valuable lesson and how I ended up finding all sorts of more meaningful ways to spend my time. Talking with family. Discovering nature. Reorganizing my sock drawer.
Well, I didn’t. I just went on with my life and that’s it.
But my weekend was actually fantastic: the weather was not unbearable and we took advantage by running in the morning and grilling in the afternoon. Pretty sure we met our red meat quota for the month. (More first world problems.)
[Clever segue into what it is I really want to talk about today]
Ever since I became afflicted with “BEBE” (seriously, if you call it that, you don’t deserve to have one), I’ve had a serious water-drinking addiction. I take a hand-held with me to run three miles. (This, from the girl who once thought it absurd to lug a CamelBak on a 20 mile run. Unless they’re trail miles.)
But I’m really good at drinking water now. I am probably the most well-hydrated person on the planet.
But it gets boring.
So here are a list of things I’ve been drinking in an attempt to make beverages interesting again. (Oh, and if you call it a “mocktail,” I will eat your face.)
- Water mixed with Vitamin Water
- Water with lemon
- Water with lime
- Orange juice
- Orange juice with a splash of 7-Up
- Iced tea/lemonade blend
- Ginger ale
- bong water*
- motor oil**
Today I’m drinking Jones Zilch caffeine-free Vanilla Bean Soda (O% ABV/0 IBUs).
Zero caffeine, naturally sweetened, this Canadian-born soda (eh, ya hoser?) was heavily carbonated, but surprisingly light on the tongue.
The rich vanilla flavor was spicy, yet delicate.
It tasted heavenly, but it was expensive as shit and gave me indigestion.
Try it out sometime.