July 13, 2009

Colored Water and Gnats Up My Nose

My friend Debbie isn’t a fan of water and was thrilled to discover these little packets that flavor and color her bottled water so it tastes good. She carries them around in her purse so she can doctor up that terrible tasting life preserving stuff we are supposed to drink like a gallon a day.

I laughed at her and told her she might as well buy Kool-Aid and save her money. If it has a taste and or color it is no longer water.

What’s not to like about water? This just baffles my mind. It has no taste. I have an aunt that agrees with her. She drinks Mountain Dew by the case, which is full of caffeine because she abhors water. Then she has to drink cranberry juice because all that caffeine and the lack of water gives her a bladder infection. Personally, I’d rather drink water than cranberry juice.

In Roswell I expected to see protesting religious folks but the only ones I saw were a group pulling a kid’s wagon and giving out free bottles of water with Bible scriptures on the side. I thought that was a pretty cool idea but wondered how many people bothered to even read their containers. I read everything but some people don’t even read road signs.

Water is the essence of life.

I googled it to see what the ol’ internet had to say about the amount of water we contain under our skin.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Utz, “Different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water.

Babies have the most, being born at about 78%. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%.

In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water.

However, fat tissue does not have as much water as lean tissue.

In adult women, fat makes up more of the body than men, so they have about 55% of their bodies made of water. Fat men also have less water (as a percentage) than thin men.”

So go drink some water. It’s cheap and good for you.

Why do gnats want up my nose? Do they think it’s a passageway to some new land of gnats? Do they think it’s a cave? Maybe I should charge them admission and hire a tour guide. I get so tired of swatting at the little varmints. They are getting on my nerves.

The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto is a great book. There are wonderful photographs of microscopic particles that are beautiful.