My great friend, Jackie, and I were sitting at the Union on campus yesterday (Sunday). I was studying for my anatomy and physiology lab final I had earlier today, and she was reading from one of her current 3 reads (we're the same age, but she's a full-time RN and therefore gets to read for fun). Anyways, I was procrastinating per usual, and I came across a friend's post on Facebook about a freaking awesome Bloody Mary she got at a restaurant in a city about 45 minutes away from us. This thing was STACKED with garnishes in celebration of Cinco de Mayo: nachos, a CUP of salsa, a taco, a taquito, something huge and deep-fried, as well as the typical garnishes. There was even a mini-Mexican hat on top and a little sign that said "fiesta". It was glorious.
A conversation ensued between Jackie and I about how much food there was on top of the thing, and that you wouldn't even need to order an entree because it's all on the drink. I'm not entirely sure how we made it to the next step, but we decided to try going on a "cleanse" for 2 weeks. On only Bloody Marys.
Clearly, we aren't raging alcoholics (ok, define 'raging'), so we have made a few good choices surrounding this idea. Our game-plan includes this:
- drinking water
- drinking V8 vegetable juice (on days we need to be sober)
- drinking Bloody Mary mix with vodka (on days we can knock a couple back)
- eating only foods that would be traditional Bloody Mary garnishes
The garnishes include pickles, olives, celery, carrots, oranges, and beef sticks. We also can add Tabasco, pepper, and/or garlic to taste if we wish. We had to make a modification today with the beef sticks part though, because the grocery store we were at was severely lacking in that department, so we resigned to getting summer sausage (which is basically a giant beef stick, anyhow, so potato potatoe). Needless to say, we will probably be pretty hungry for the first day, and I am sure I will be craving Qdoba or a fat cheeseburger within a few days.
We actually scored big today at the grocery store liquor department, because they happened to be having a "buy a handle of Skyy vodka, get a handle of Bloody Mary mix free" deal. It's like they knew we were coming. Except by the time we were done, everyone was probably judging our cart super hard.
|our ridiculous cart... note: vodka is in the brown-paper bags|
I know I'm scheisty at posting frequently, but I will actually try to do a couple updates on this adventure! If anyone actually reads my blog, this is probably the one story that's remotely follow-worthy.