As I type this I’m drinking a so-called smoothie. Wow, that word bothers me. It’s stupid, like blog and selfie. But we’re already getting off track here… I’m drinking the first of two SMOOTHIES, which will serve as both my breakfast and lunch.
This one is reddish brown, and very tasty. It’s half spinach, one carrot, and a handful of frozen berries. I like the frozen stuff, because it makes the whole thing cold. The reason I’ll be having two, is because it makes enough to fill two large glasses.
There’s also some sort of mysterious powder I sprinkle in there, which is called Superfood and contains chia seeds. Is that the same stuff used in Chia Pets? Will green plants start growing in my lower intestines, and possibly sprouting from my ass? I’m not sure how I feel about it. It seems like I should be concerned, but I think I’m more intrigued than anything else. I just hope I don’t get grass stains in my new up-market underwear.
A couple of things about this smoothie regimen: I have to allow myself time to have a lightning-strike bowel movement, before leaving for work, and also… not be concerned about the rainbow of colors I’ll sometimes see afterward. Well, not the full rainbow… but some unusual hues, for sure.
So far, I’m fully invested in this Nutribullet deal. I use it daily, sometimes twice. I’m getting better and better at it, and it’s rarely nasty-ass, like during the first two days. One surprising thing: I don’t like pineapple in smoothies. I love it, generally, but it screws up a smoothie, for some reason. It’s too dominate, I think.
I’m frankly surprised, but this little experiment seems to be taking hold. I think I’m in it for the long-haul.
I’m getting ready to start writing a second novel. I have an adequately whacked-out premise, and am outlining and prepping for the actual writing part of the process. I’m trying to learn from the mistakes I made last time, and believe this one will go much smoother.
I’ve even given up beer for the duration. I haven’t had a drop o’ alcohol since August 8. Not that I’m keeping track, or anything. I’m planning to abstain at least until the book is completed.
And I’m thinking about starting a Facebook group, where I’ll write about the process, from beginning to end. I know this will only appeal to a small number of folks, and that’s fine. I’ll update on the progress there, the problems I’m encountering, the writing places that work for me, the books that have helped, etc. Stay tuned for that. I’ll try to have it up and running by next Friday.
Tomorrow we’re going to Family Day at our son’s university. I’m not sure what that means, or what we’ll be doing, but I’m looking forward to seeing him. He called me a few days ago, down in the dumps. He was feeling homesick, which is something that hasn’t been a big problem for him. Thankfully, I talked with him the next day, and he was fine again.
So, we’ll be doing a lot of driving tomorrow. And it’ll be one of those weekends that fly by. In what feels like a few hours from now, it’ll be Monday afternoon and I’ll be driving to work again, with a Kooks CD blasting and tears in my eyes.
Do you guys have anything exciting planned? Please share, in the comments. I need to live vicariously through you, if you don’t mind.
Have a great weekend, my friends.
I’ll see you again on Monday!