Friday, January 9, 2009

Drinking (Protein) and Driving Don't Mix

I have gotten in the habit of drinking a protein shake on my way to work. At least, I start it in the car and finish it at work. Even then it takes me until 11:00 am to finish the darn things.

Anyway, on my way to work Wed, I'm chugging along, reach for my shake in it's Magic Bullet "party" cup and ... disater strikes! Somehow I fumble and the entire cup flips in the air and lands -- upside down, of course -- in the space between my seat and the console. Protein slop is everywhere.

I think about going back to the house for a towel, but it would make me late for a meeting - a meeting I run, so my absence would be noted. So I pull over, grab a box of tissues from the glove compartment and start mopping up. I get everything I can and then continue on to work.

Yes, I'm late for the meeting, but I called first and someone else ran it until I got there. Then I immediately have another meeting. So it's close to 11 am before I can get back to the car to finish mopping up.

At this point the car smells like Chike Orange Dream. I also discover that I had missed a big blob and it had melted into the carpet under my chair. But I go at it with a sponge and paper towels and a cup of water and get up everything I can.

It's two days later and my car still smells like a Dreamsicle. I think I'm going to have to get it detailed and soon before the carpet starts rotting away.

To make matter worse, today I decide to try putting the shake into an adult sippy cup (those cups for drinking coffee or tea while driving). But it's too thick to come out. So I try to put it back into the party cup and ... disater strikes. Yes, again.

There is now Chike Banana Magic shake all over my kitchen floor. Not to mention my favorite sneakers and the pants I want to wear to work. Again, I mop it up as best as I can and go to work. At least this time I wasn't late for the meeting. And the kitchen doesn't smell like a banana as far as I can tell.

I'm kind of dreading what will happen next though.
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