Thursday, January 7, 2010
The events of last night were the cherry on the cake, the proverbial line crossing between liking Juice and being unable to stop myself drinking juice.
My lovely friend Michele brought over an eight pack of juice boxes, or cartons of juice as they say across the pond. Knowing I would try and drink them all at once I put them in the freezer thinking I would defrost them one at a time when the juice urge struck This I believed to be a brilliant plan because it would mean even if I wanted juice I'd have to wait a full hour or more for the carton to defrost.
Yeah, thats not exactly how it panned out. There I was at ten o'clock last night, wondering firstly, why I hadn't removed the straw from the juice carton before putting it in the microwave, and secondly, why the microwave would not defrost the block of ice I was waiting desperately to pour down my throat.
I was calm for a while, plan B was put into effect, and I filled the sink with boiling hot water before placing the, still, rock hard carton into the now steaming bath. Within five minutes I could feel the outer layer of the juice re-liquefying and instead of leaving it to continue I grabbed the straw, stuck it through the prescribed silver hole and drank whatever was in there.
To be fair it was delicious, but it still left the inner ice cube that hadn't melted. I couldn't put it back in the sink, as I had pierced a hole in the top. I now had two options. One was to wait for the rest of the juice to melt, and the other was to cut the top open and eat the juice out like an ice lolly. Really there were far more options than that, like seeking professional help, or throwing what was left away. But I don't think I need to tell you what happened.
Other than the massive amount of brain freeze that comes with eating solid juice, I don't regret a thing. I just think I've learned an important lesson. I guess I'm going to have to quit juice. Its not going to be easy, and there are no juice anonymous support groups in the city, well that I know off. But i'm going to be strong. Cold Turkey starts this morning, and they say the first step is admitting there is a problem right?