Sunday, February 24, 2008

While the Cat Is Away...

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bloated!" It's a tough job being an internationally recognized water taster like me. You try it. Go ahead.

In a span of six hours on Saturday, I tasted almost 80 different waters from all over the globe. Predictably, my nod went to two Bosnian naturally sparkling mineral waters, neither of which are available for purchase by American consumers.

I'm a most very helpful judge. Really.

Okay, so they love me in Bosnia. It's nice to be loved somewhere.

No mother can go away for three nights without coming home to teenaged mischief. As soon as my little economy car puttered out of sight last Thursday evening, my daughter The Heir and one of her subversive friends set out to find a store that would sell them .......


And they found an ample supply.

What sort of punishment is harsh enough for a wayward daughter that uses her mother's absence from home as a reason to search for an obscure, 1960s-era diet soda that tastes ten times better than the municipal water supply of Washington, DC?


FROM ANNE
THE HOMESICK MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS

5 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

only once in my life have i ever drank (drunk?) TAb...I accused somone of peeing in it...
water..ick...water to me is just water...people will tell me, oh, the water tastes bad, or has a after taste, or has a weird taste..Im going...'excuse me..it's fucking water,'..just don't get it...

BBC said...

I'm guessing that I drink less than one soda a year. As for water I just drink whatever is around.

Raevyn said...

they showed the water-tasting on the news this morning, but unfortunately it only showed a very short clip of the actual tasters so I don't think I saw you, but i was looking!!

Hecate said...

I'm so glad you got the gig!!! Where in Berkeley Springs was it?

seithman said...

Wait! They still make Tab?