Since they turned on the heat in my building I have slowly started to feel myself dry out into some sort of dehydrated vegetable. Raisin? No, to common. Prune. Ewww. I would have to go with a date - slightly shriveled, but still sweet and especially tasty when wrapped in bacon.
To combat the encroaching dryness, I decided to take the drastic action of drinking the recommended servings of water (or whatever liquid) per day. Please note, this is not as easy as it seems. 8 - 8 oz glasses of water is a lot of liquid to consume. But if it stops me from looking like Mrs. Bates at the end of Psycho, I will drink.
My quest started last week with water. I am one of those people who really likes water. Plain old water. No bubbles, no flavors, just water. But the thing about drinking that much straight water is it feels like a chore. So I decided to switch it up a bit, and go with Iced Tea.
I love Iced Tea possibly more than any other person on the face of the planet. While I was on vacation last month, I think I drank 2-3 glasses a meal (and not that weird sweet tea stuff they have down south, just straight up tea on the rocks). If I could have one of those giant metal dispensers like at Panera installed in my house, I would.
But since I don't have one of those at home, or at work, I came up with a way to get my hydration on via tea.
Step 1 - Take 32 oz. Nalgene bottle and fill 3/4 full with hot water from the handy tap in the coffee machine
Step 2 - Insert 2 Lipton tea bags (regular, non flavored tea)
Step 3 - Let steep for 2 minutes
Step 4 - Top off bottle with ice.
Step 5 - Consume
This is working wonders for me. I no longer feel like my eyeballs are shriveling inside my head.
There just seems to be one downfall. I am going to be classy and not mention it, but I think you may now understand the title of this post...
~ The Office Scribe
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