I drank 101 ounces of water last night at work. On Saturday I went to the grocery store with Toney, which is something that almost never happens, and bought a big three-pack of 101 ounce jugs of spring water — for something like two bucks.
“I’m going to drink one of those per night at work,” I told Toney. She shrugged her shoulders in a “knock yourself out” kind of way. And I carried the first jug to my desk last night, causing people to do double-takes while I walked.
I’m convinced I don’t drink enough water. I have a little when I’m not working, and almost none when I’m on the job. I drink more Mountain Dew White Out than water, and that’s no good. So, I occasionally go off on a water-swigging tangent, and that’s what I’m doing right now.
I’ll let you know if I notice any changes. Other than pee so clear you could read a newspaper through it… I love that. Crystal clear pee is a worthy goal, I believe.
Before this current one-day-old tangent, here are the most-consumed beverages in my daily life:
2. Mountain Dew White Out
What’s your Top 3?
And speaking of liquids, I had three beers on Saturday night, as planned. We purchased a six-pack of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, which is something we’d had many times before — and loved. During the coming weeks we’ll do some exploring, but this first one was dedicated to an old favorite. Mmmm… Celebration.
Semi-related tangent: I don’t understand the methodology behind the beers Wegmans chooses to stock inside their coolers. They have hundreds and hundreds of incredible craft beers and microbrews in their store, but stock the dullest stuff in the cooler. So, if you want to drink it the same day, your options are severely limited. They had Celebration in there, and Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, but other than that… it was a fairly unexciting lineup. If they’d let me take it over, I think I could increase their sales by 20%.
Anyway, I was concerned how this “three beers per week” program might work out. But… so far, so good. We had two before dinner, one after, and then settled in for a movie on Netflix. It was perfect, a thing of beauty. Not too little, and not too much.
Starting this week, though… I’m going to buy Saturday’s six-pack on Thursday, so I’m not limited to the cooler. Man, that cooler is a thorn in my side.
Any suggestions for next Saturday’s beer snob selection? Help me out, won’t you?
I sent out the second of the weekly Monday Dispatch emails early this morning. If you’re a Surf Report VIP, you should have received it, around 3:30 a.m. I’m still not sure how this thing is going to manifest itself. The first two have basically been bonus updates, with no place to post comments. It feels like it still needs some tweaking…
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Before I call it a day here, I’d like to start my annual appeal to you folks to PLEASE use one of our Amazon links before doing your holiday shopping there. It costs you nothing extra, but we’re paid a small percentage of whatever you spend. It’s a painless way to support the Surf Report, and I sincerely appreciate it.
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See ya then.