Tuesday, March 14, 2006


waa waa

i love to drink water. i love to drink tea too. i love coffee, cranberry juice, dr. pepper, cactus cooler, arizona iced green tea with honey… i like drinking scotch, cabernet sauvignon, vodka, lager, cape cods, man i could go on for days.

but most of all i like water. no, i love water.

i played soccer since i can remember. during halftime, breaktime at practice, or during any physical activity i participated in, there’s was only one thing to drink, water. i can relate to adam sandler’s character in the waterboy –well i can relate more than most can. there really is nothing like some high quality h2o!

thing is, drinking water is boring. water has no flair, no color, no prestige, and no past. most people drink water from their aquafina 16.7oz bottles with the same enthusiasm as one would have while taking out the garbage. drinking water is often referred to as “good for you”, yet doing it is more of a chore than an enjoyably hydrating experience.

i’ve always enjoyed water’s taste. in fact, i’m notorious for diluting my cranberry juice (1/2-1/2), my milk (i just can’t drink thick milk… yuck!), i enjoy the bland taste.

purified spring water is available at virtually infinite amounts in almost any office across the usa. and few others take advantage of this fact more than i. word on the streets these days says 8 glasses (8oz per glass) of water per day is the recommended amount of water

most people fret at the thought of consuming 64 ounces of plain ol’ gross bland water in a short 24 hr period. they grab a huge ass 32oz coke from the jack in the box drive thru for lunch, and polish it off with no sweat, but drinking that 64oz of water just doesn’t appeal to them.

i’ll dust 32oz of water before lunch with ease. i’ll have a morning coffee or tea, then a glass or two of water or soda with lunch, and maybe an afternoon coffee or soda. of course i always have 32-64oz more water between lunchtime and when i go to sleep. that’s quite a bit of liquid!

how do i keep track of these quantities? well that takes me to my favorite part of drinking water, my bottles!

up to now, nalgene has been my bottle manufacturer of choice. the 32oz widemouth style constructed of lexan suits me perfectly, with the little insert splash guard for maximum splash safety. i love the feel, the look, the colors! nalgene put some quality behind their bottles, simple, yet done right. the lids fit so secure that i feel 100% confident that leaking will not occur under any circumstances. the vibrant colors make me want to drink drink drink away the contents. and of course, the approx volume indicator measuring up to 1000ml and 32oz on the side gives me a proper gage of how far i’ve come and where i need to go.

i’ve bought my family, friends, and co-workers nalgene bottles. if only everyone in the world had nalgene bottles, we’d sing “it’s a small world after all” all day while holding hands… and of course drinking water!


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