I’m going to tell you something. I’d like to ask you to brace yourself but the only part you actually need to prepare for is for what I’ll say after. If you think it’s complicated now then you need to stop reading right now.
No don’t. I’m a complicated person.
I’m a complicated person with little idea of what the world wants from me. I know. Who isn’t, right? We’re all more or less in the same boat unless you have some great plans lined up, which in that case, congratulations! I’m happy for you. For the rest of us, it’s a lot of this and that. Why and who and how and where and I don’t know. We’re a confused generation with so much potential and so many expectations. Expectations we put on ourselves to do it all and see it all before this one life slips away. I wish we had more luxuries (of time and more time) but that’s another chat for a another day.
We can be great if we only redefine what great really is. I kind of like it to be something revolving around the words happiness, living well and laughing out loud. How that’s going to happen, I’m not sure but everyday we must inspire ourselves enough that the signs appear. Like that money you find in a pocket when you know you have to begin a day early and realised you didn’t have enough for the bus and pre-interview/book-reads coffee. Somebody just hands you that extra life; the power-up.
What I’d like to say is: Take a chance.
*take a chance take a chance take a chance take a chance*
I just quoted my very first ABBA lyrics. Colour me Swedish and give me the keys to the city.
You carbon-based life-form; you go human!
I think I managed to stay away from the summer cliches long enough to pull this one right out of my hat. I didn’t mean to. Again, I was just looking for post-running is evil fuel and the strawberries in the fridge just had to win. It’s okay. I can’t complain. I made this in less than five minutes and drank it straight from the blender with a straw. These pictures lie. They are so full of it.
- 1 cup strawberries, cut into half
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup chilled soda water/seltzer
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tbsp honey
In a blender, crush the ice until it’s pea-sized. It can be slightly bigger but more than slight and that just ruin the slushy fun i.e. drinking it from a straw and instantly freezing your brain. Who needs drugs, right!? Pretend I didn’t say that. Do the ice thing and on to the next step.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the ice in the blender and pulse the blades some more until the strawberry turns to a puree and the drink still had the icy-slush consistency. If you need a little more chiller to yer filler, pop it in the freezer for a bit and you’re ready to drink.
Add alcohol if you want to make it a party.
P.S. It’s 11.55 pm. Five minutes before it’s no longer Thursday. What do you think I should do?
A) Hit publish
B) Wait for 23:59 to hit publish
C) Stop taking polls that make absolutely no sense
I’m thinking B.
P.P.S You can make this drink with any berry you like. Also, mint. It’s amazing.