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the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
Random Friday Stuff
Today started out well. I dragged my sore and weary body into work, barely. Biking on wednesday was a blast, but boy am I sore now! My butt, knees, and even shoulders are hurting. Ow. I decided that a Snapple a Day meal replacement drink might make a nice breakfast. "A delicious way to keep fit", it claims, full of vitamins, calcium, and dietary fiber.

I shook it, like the bottle said to. I finished most of it, then I glanced into the bottle. Beneath the liquid was a thick sludgy substance. "That must be all my vitamins, calcium, and dietary fiber," I worried. "I must not have shaken it enough."

So I put the cap back on, and I gave it a good vicious shaking. Apparently I didn't get the cap on quite firmly enough. I spent the next few minutes dabbing at the strawberry- and banana-flavored pink dots all over my keyboard, phone, desk, and calendar.

I then finished the last of the snapple, which still wasn't fully mixed (even after my vigorous and eventful shaking). But the sludge had been dislodged from the bottom, and it all swept into my mouth with the last sip. Mmmmm, chewy!

Actually, yuck. You know, I'm not sure this was such a delicious way to keep fit. The drink on top of the sludge (probably the less-healthy part) was pretty good, but the sludge I can do without.

In other news, our office has granted us a "shorts day" today, since monday is a holiday. That was nice of them, and I see that a bunch of the big guys in the office are enjoying it. The guy behind me has his fan running, even though he is wearing shorts in our air-conditioned office.

Me, I am wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt. I've even contemplated putting on my hoodie, 'cause it's still a little chilly. (But I just got a cup of chocolate coffee instead.)

At MoR awhile back, the conversation turned to nudist colonies. "I could never do that," I said. "It's not so much the embarrassment factor -- it's just that I'd freeze to death!"

"You'd be the one wearing nothing but a hoodie and socks," suggested somebody else.

Yep, I can see that. A hoodie, socks, and glasses. Oooh, sexy!

Speaking of glasses, I cheated a little the other night. I decided that when they said "don't wear contacts for two weeks", what they really meant was "don't wear contacts most of the time for the first week, and definitely don't wear them the second week."

Or at least, that's my current interpretation. Because I really couldn't bring myself to wear my glasses during my tandem bike ride (25 miles, btw!) the other night. They would have been sliding down my nose and driving me crazy all night. So I wore my contacts. But only for a few hours, then they came out again...so that's not toooo bad!

(Update: the guy behind me turned off his fan! Maybe I'm not as freakishly cold-blooded as I'd feared.)
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pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: September 3rd, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
"You'd be the one wearing nothing but a hoodie and socks," suggested somebody else.

Yep, I can see that. A hoodie, socks, and glasses. Oooh, sexy!


Obviously we need another poll. With appropriate pictures, of course. Just for the scientific value. No, no, really.
cpip From: cpip Date: September 3rd, 2004 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I agree completely. This sort of thing must be done.

For science.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahahaha! Nice try. (:
cpip From: cpip Date: September 3rd, 2004 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwwwwwww. It was worth a shot!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
*grin*
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 3rd, 2004 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)

NWS

This image in my mind is "not safe for work."
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: NWS

That's why it's not happening. (:
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: September 3rd, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: NWS

Pshaw. You could always hide the photos behind an LJ-cut.

(|)
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 3rd, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: NWS

Well knowing you the hoodie probably goes down at least as far as your knees where it meets your socks!

But YAH for glasses!
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: September 3rd, 2004 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
On a more serious note: try Yoplait's Nouriche. They're pretty tasty.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
No sludge?
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: September 3rd, 2004 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
No sludge. The consistency is somewhere between yogurt and milk. Kind of like a healthful milkshake.

Speaking of yogurty consistencies--have you ever tried Yoplait's "Custard Style" yogurt? It's really good. Makes a nice treat and/or dessert.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: September 3rd, 2004 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
i *always* get the sludge in those, no matter how hard i shake 'em. at one point i was putting the cap back on and shaking in between every sip. it's insane i tell you!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Yuck. The sludge is gross, and I still suspect that's where all the healthy stuff is. Not worth it!
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: September 3rd, 2004 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
i wonder if you could smear the sluge on a bagel or something?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
You can feel free to try...I'm not gonna!
bob_the_mighty From: bob_the_mighty Date: September 3rd, 2004 08:34 am (UTC) (Link)
"I opened it and shook it, like the bottle said. I finished most of it, then I looked into the bottle. Beneath the liquid was a thick sludgy substance. "That must be all my vitamins, calcium, and dietary fiber," I worried. "I must not have shaken it enough."

So I put the cap back on, and I gave it a good vicious shaking. Apparently I didn't get the cap on quite firmly enough. I spent the next few minutes dabbing at the strawberry- and banana-flavored pink dots all over my keyboard, phone, desk, and calendar."


'twould seem to me you would have sprayed everything after the FIRST opening of the bottle.

"Instructions on bottle: Open, shake, clean up everything in a 3 meter area around you."

No wonder you'd stay fit having one of those. There's no calories if you don't drink it AND you get exercise cleaning it up!!!

>;-D
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 3rd, 2004 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
The first time, I was smart enough to replace the cap firmly. The second time, not so much...

That's a clever ploy! Sounds like the one weight-loss thing I tried, which was so nasty, I figured the way you lose weight is that it makes your stomach too upset to want to eat anything else.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 3rd, 2004 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Watch for sodium and sugar!

Wow that drink is over half sodium and over 10% sugar.

Try a piece of fruit instead.

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