Thursday, March 3, 2011

NaBloPoMo - Aquabibs Unite!

The NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) theme for March is "In a Word". The word I have chosen for today is "aquabib", which noun meaning "one who drinks water".

I guess I should say, I got this word from the "Save the Words" site, from a link on the NaBloPoMo site.

I have at various times in my life been more of an aquabib than an otherbeveragesbib...ok, so I made that one up. But words are fun, creative and like most things, if we don't use them, we lose them, right? Shakespeare made up 10,000 words that we still use today (or so I heard once).

Two other words I claim as my creations are:

"porchervation" - n., observation made from a porch;


"potentializer" - n., one who helps others reach their potential.

But, I digress. Today is all about "aquabibbers". I'm sure everyone has heard that you should drink 8 (8 oz.) cups of water a day, or one oz of water for each pound you way, or some such formula for optimum health. Other folks say those are myths and water does not have the degree of effect as the first set of folks claim.

I look at the whole thing this way. Water occurs naturally on the earth. It occurs (somewhat unnaturally, I suppose) from the various taps in my family's apartment. But it's cheap, does not contain harmful ingredients (unless you live near a chemical dump site maybe?) and convenient.

What about the people who like buying bottled water? Hey, more power to them, but if I'm going to pay those prices for a refreshing beverage, I want something else in it as well! *lol*