i was going to write a post about drinking water. and how dev and i are figuring out how to drink more of it. the problem is the tap water at our place isn’t that appealing – i.e. i can actually taste the chlorine bleaching my taste buds. occasionally, we buy cases of bottled water but then i get attacked by what i like to call ‘pollution of the planet’ guilt. and we weren’t doing anything creative with the bottles like making our very own island. in tennessee we used to order spring water that arrived on our doorstep once a month in those huge bottles that you stick on a ceramic base and tah-dah! we guzzled this happily, until one month it tasted different and when we called up the company they said they no longer used water from a natural spring, and had changed to using purified tap water. interestingly, they were not planning on telling their customers. so that was the end of that. we’ve used brita filter jugs before but they take so long to fill up that you feel yourself actively aging while waiting for the water.
so we’re trying to figure out amother solution. and my plan was to write about this dilemma (which i guess i already did above) and then mid-thought i realized that we are so lucky to even HAVE options. and then i gave myself a look of internal disgust as writing about my water woes suddenly seemed very petty when a large percentage of the world’s inhabitants don’t even have access to clean drinking water. and then i gave myself a talking to about how i should just be grateful that we don’t have open sewers running alongside the sidewalk. and internet, welcome to how my brain works.
PS. this video might make you reconsider buying bottled water: