Wonder drink or foe? You decide.

Has anyone tried Kombucha yet?

The first time I was introduced to Kombucha my friend Grin was drinking it at Bauhaus (why when there's such awesome coffee there, I have no idea) and hyping it up. She is generally crazy so I thought "this stuff must be terrible!" and stayed away from it for a while. But I've been reading tales of its triumphs all over the vegan blogs so I thought I might try it today. It's technical title is "probiotic health tea" and we ladies know how amazing probiotics are. It apparently helps with digestion, metabolism, immune system, appetite and weight control, liver function (what up alkies!), anti-aging, cell integrity (?), and healthy skin & hair.

Hmmm. That pretty much sounds like it takes care of everything, doesn't it?
I'm generally skeptical of most things, but this sounds like the wonder pill in a bottle, which makes me incredibly skeptical because there's no such thing!

Probably one of my favorite things about it is the fact that it's raw/organic, so there are little strands of "culture" sitting at the bottom. Mmm.

The label also has a special note on the side, informing those imbibing in the product that there may be a trace amount of alcohol in it due to fermentation. Healthy and alcoholic? These people clearly don't have the right marketers on their side.

Verdict? It tasted very much like red wine to me, which is a win because I love wine. The flavor I got was "passionberry bliss" and I don't know what passionberries taste like but this is pretty nom.

I'm trying to gauge its effects after only drinking it a half an hour ago. It's supposed to give sustained energy and can replace coffee or energy drinks. I just kinda feel like I'm in a daze...like I had a glass of wine. Shrug.

I'm intrigued enough to keep trying them, and see if there are any differences in how I feel/if they could actually replace a stimulant like coffee. I would never let it because I love coffee, but I'm curious nonetheless. If anyone else has tried it let me know what you think.

PS - I promise they didn't pay me to do this half-hearted review. I'm just genuinely curious about such seemingly wonderous things.


A hot minute

That's exactly how long it's been since I last blogged here. I suck at this, but it's probably because twittar has taken up where this left off in my world. But I will still half-assedly attempt entries every time the fancy strikes. So here's one of those now:

Life is generally grand, no doom and gloom here. We've been rearranging things in the apt., chucking furniture, adding more, installing shelves, organizing, etc. It's wild, and the space looks so much bigger. It's amazing what the discarding of things and the addition of the right-sized things can do. I love it. I hope it stays this awesome for long time.

Newest TV obsession (albeit not a new one for me) is Project Runway. We raced through seasons 1-3 and are now on 4. I forgot how much I loved this show, Heidi Klum, but especially Tim Gunn. I liked him before but watching it with Rick and seeing his appreciation for him makes me realize how much he adds to the show. He seriously seems like such a doll, and is always lookin' so sharp.

I was also thisclose to interviewing Neko Case for an article, but it ended up falling through. Apparently she "isn't doing interviews for this tour in Tacoma or Seattle." Ugh, I'm kinda disappointed Neko. Abandoning your roots. It's okay, we still kinda love you.

But I DID get to interview/photograph the Sordid Sentinels a week or so ago and that article will be in the paper this week! So look out for it, collect it, and frame it up nice. Because they're going to be famous one day, (and might have a different band name by then), I just know it.

The weather has finally been clearing up, and I am in heaven. I think I need the sun to fully be myself. That may sound new-agey, but it's true. I'm at one with the earth when basked in the sun. Read in Wright Park today, and it was glorious. Every second.

Been really behind on reading books because I read many articles during the week. It felt good to catch up on Simone de Beauvoir today, but I need to finish many, including Y: The Last Man. Too many delicious books.

I'm also not really quite sure why I'm still awake right now, but that might explain why this entry looks the way it does in the morning. Okay. Bye.