This post is a part of Timeless Thoughts, a monthly link-up hosted by Georgie and Tara where bloggers share something they’ve missed from their past. OK. OK. That’s basically my entire blog, but I’m doing this anyway. Sue me.
I live in Florida. I can’t go without a day of someone reminding me to drink plenty of fluids, so I don’t pass out and possibly die from the heat. Of course, they do this while I’m drinking a bottle of Diet Coke. I get it. Water is the best option, but let me drink my Diet Coke in peace. Or at least have the courtesy of silently judging me.
I do drink a lot of water, but I also like a little variety. I like flavor. I like carbonation. I like choices. Water all day, every day isn’t the type of lifestyle I want. I’m a human being. I have taste buds. And they want variety.
Soda is my beverage of choice, but again, I do like to have choices. I like sparkling water. I sometimes drink tea. I am also a fan of flavored water. It’s a shame that, for whatever reason, they’re rare to find these days. Who would think flavored water would be a fad? It’s the 2010s version of Tamagotchi, apparently.
Water is water. It’s healthy for you, but it’s not really something you enjoy. You drink it because you have to. Flavored water is essentially still water. It still has no calories. It still had no sugar. It will still keep you hydrated. The only difference, really, is you can actually enjoy it rather than feel as if you’re obligated to drink water. What’s next? Feeling obligated to take showers? Oh, wait…
It’s a shame flavored water is not as available as it used to be. No, squeezing lemons into a glass of water is not the same thing. I want it in a bottle, damn it.