This is a transcript of a real conversation held between my wife and I this morning. (I took out all the lovey dovey stuff for you, you're welcome).
Laci: Nathan, I've been thinking, I want to start eating healthier.
Nathan: You could try doing a juice fast this weekend.
Laci: Yeah we should do that!
Did you catch that? My wife, being a black belt persuader, took advantage of my morning grogginess to change my very decisive "you" into a warm and fuzzy "we." Now because of a 45 second conversation both my wife AND I are beginning a 2.5 day juice/smoothie fast.
You may remember a few months backwe borrowed a juicer from a co-workerafter I was scared straight by Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. Laci insists that she has more energy since we started juicing. I haven't noticed a big difference but it probably doesn't help that I usually wash my juice down with a side of eggs and bacon. So "we" decided to kick it up a notch and see how we would feel after a full weekend, Friday night through Sunday.We went to the store and got everything that looked juiceable and healthy:
Total Price: $40.45 ~ ouch, at this price I had better come away from this weekend with super powers!
As we were leaving we started talking about Star Wars and since my parents lived close by we stopped by and picked up IV, V, and VI (the only ones that matter) and headed home to make some smoothies for dinner.
And that's how I got where I am right now, watching A New Hope, drinking a smoothie, and wishing I had a cheese burger.
I'll update through the weekend with how close I am to starving to death...and any good juice or smoothie combinations.
Have you ever done a juice fast? Any suggestions? Any idea what combination of juices will give me super powers?
Friday my wife and I embarked on a weekend adventure to Denver and then Silverthorne. We stayed the night a few
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blocks away from Denver's 16th Street Mall where we had dinner and breakfast. After enjoying a night walking, talking, shopping, and watching the TBSified edition of Wedding Crashers, we headed out to Silverthertorne, Colorado.
Silverthorne is a small town of just over 4,000 people (of those approximately 2,372 are ski bums) a little east of Vail, CO. it is home to a number of outlet stores, a Wendy's that serves breakfast (consider my mind blown!), and the 2012 Silverthorne Ice Castle.
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Last night I celebrated my birthday with a small handful of friends. We all had dinner at the Big River Grille off of Broadway and across from the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville. Here are some photos: [caption id="attachment_153" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Me with my good friend Ben Wilson (He co-produced my album.)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_154" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My friends got me a couple of shots to down. They were yummy!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_155" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="With my dear friends Tony and Melody."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_156" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="With my good friend and photographer extraordinaire Todd."][/caption] Afterwards, we all went out to smoke some huckas. I LOVE HUCKAS!!! I was a hucka virgin until last night, but man, I've been missing out. That stuff is the bomb!!!! Huckas are quite flavorful and relaxing. Here is some evidence . . . [caption id="attachment_157" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Hucka Heaven!!!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_158" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Me and my girl Lola!!!"][/caption] I'll post more photos from the celebration later!! -g