Friday, October 12, 2007


I have been holding back this story because I was uncertain if it was tacky, but I had an anonymous comment (that wasn't so anon) on the post about My Nest that made me think it might be time to share...

I have always been a heavy water drinker. Part of the reason is that I grew up in the desert and my car did not have air conditioning, so I would always have a large drinking device with LOTS of ice and water. This always kept me cool when driving from place to place. The other part would be that when I was a youngster', about 17, I read an article that stated drinking great green gallons of water would make you skinny. What they failed to leave out of that article was that you would be skinny, if that's all you consumed. Although I don't believe that old myth about water drinking I still consume a large amount of water.

Now I drink because I, again, live in the desert, and (even before I was training for a race that is 8 days from now!) I have kept a fairly sweaty workout schedule for many years.

Oh and also, I consume a teeny bit of caffeine in a day which can be dehydrating, so I try to balance things out with good H2O.

All that to say, I have sort of become infamous for the water bottles I always have on hand. The typical bottle being the small one pictured above.

One day several years ago I was hanging out at Lara's house drinking coffee and eating something delicious. Her parents were visiting from out of town. This was the first time I had met them.

A couple of weeks after her parents had left Lara was on the phone with her Dad, giving him details on a day we had just spent together. Her Dad had met a few of Lara's friends on that visit and he was having trouble placing who I was. Lara tried to give him some descriptive details: Brown hair, two kids, lives down the street. Remembering, he said "Oh! Kellie! The girl with big jugs."

It took Lara a few minutes to understand that he was, of course, talking about my enormous water bottle.

I have to tell you, I have been described in many ways but nobody has ever said that about me.

Hey, I'll take what I can get.

I still shlep around water bottles. ( I just bought a new pink one!)But now I also have to buy water in even bigger bottles 'cause the water here tastes pretty bad.

Mr. M, that story still makes me laugh!

La Vida Dulce!


Blue Skies said...

That post is too funny and absolutely "Kellie". I, too, remember your water drinking habits. It made me think of you when I was at Animal Kingdom's Rainforest Cafe and saw a ONE GALLON insulated travel mug. You'd seriously have to strap it in with a seatbelt in order to drive with it anywhere. Ii could totally see you carting it around.
Drinking water is the one thing I can't manage to do enough of and nearly sank me in the Disney Marathon. I did better in the race two weeks after but it created another, embarassing, problem. How DO you drink so much and not have a catheter strapped to your leg?

Anonymous said...

LMAO. That was hilarious. Glad that you shared. :)

cdub said...

now kellie, those are nice jugs.

Anonymous said...

Very funny story! And, oh, I can just see Lara's stunned face when it happened.

Lara said...

And I'm just seeing my Dad's stunned face when he reads that he's been imortalized on an internet blog...I'm probably disowned at this point!

Megan O. said...

This post made me really thirsty! And it was hilarious--great photo at the end!! :)