I woke up today not feeling grateful. I wasn’t feeling bad exactly, but I was definitely not feeling as good as I was yesterday. I was feeling very The Dark Knight Rises today (I included a link for those of you who have never heard of the Batman), that’s the best way to describe it. I did lie in bed for a good half hour, and I am grateful that I had that time. I used it to convince myself that I should just drink some water, and that was probably a good decision.
Once the water started to wake up my insides, I felt more like getting up. I made some cereal to tide me over as I made juice, which can be quite the process. After yesterday’s mistake, I did not want to cut my spirulina with mere water. Rather, I made a tasty breakfast juice, hoping to make something with an overpowering good taste that may neutralize the overpowering bad taste. What I ended up with was the juice of: 1 grapefruit, 1 orange, a piece of ginger, a chunk (1/8th maybe?) of pineapple, and a carrot just to clean out whatever was still in the machine. It was a pretty homogenous warm orange color, which surprised me not at all. Then I added the puree of two bananas, some blueberries, some blackberries, and some raspberries. When that was blended up I got a tasty deep red color that I assumed would stay that way. However, the puree also made it rather thick, so when I drank it, my mustache acted as my own baleen.
This was a conundrum. I had for myself two paths. I could ignore my mustache and drink my juice over the sink (to anticipate spills), or I could trim the thing. Those of you who know me know that my hair grows pretty fast, and I have noticed that with this diet it seems to be on overdrive, so I am not too concerned with having to do that. What does concern me is that naturally growing hair tapers to a point, which is a bit counter-intuitively NOT as sharp as when it is cut into a weird mesaesque trapezoidal shape. Now I’ll have a mustache poking my bottom lip for a few days. Ugh. On the upside, I can now swig.
Back to my juice, I finally added spirulina. The color changed, which surprised me considerably more than not at all.
What a pretty color though right? Impressionistic. The picture makes it look like some sort of frog skin, but I promise, it isn’t some sort of frog skin. To my knowledge, no frogs were included in the making of this juice.
People ask me why I add algae to my juices. Lots of reasons really, but mostly it’s because whenever I eat algae, I can pretend I’m aboard the Battlestar Galactica, and we have just run out of food because those damn Cylons won’t ease up a bit. Me and Edward James Olmos are kickin’ it, drinking weird future cyber juice. I say to him “Hey, you know, I’ve read that juice may help with acne scars.”, and he looks down at the floor as if he’s contemplating what he just heard, but he’s probably just tired on account of the Cylons and all. After what seems like an eternity of awkward silence, I ask “Hey, can I call you Ed?” He looks up slowly and says in his way that is both quiet and loud: “No”. After a long time, as I am getting ready to go somewhere else, he adds “Your mustache is way better than mine, by the way.”