Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Reason I'm Away From My Desk

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


Anonymous said...

Yeh, Voo, I'm with you on this one. I like my tea slightly sweetened and I drink decaf. Much less reason to be away from your desk if there's no caffeine in it!! GREAT post! CAS

Crysta said...

To really hydrate, make sure your bedroom is adequately humid. After sleeping 6 hours (wish I could say 8!) I wake up so dehydrated and parched with dry skin. I run a humidifier for a couple hours before bed, and keep a mug or bowl of water right by the heat vent so it evaporates into the air. Helps immensely!

Ed said...

The caffeine in the tea only makes it worse.

Caffeine is a natural diuretic.

Asphodel said...

Ah I feel that way about Thai iced tea.... It's one of those things that you either love or hate, but people seem to lean towards the first emotion.