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Old 02-23-06, 08:37 AM   #1
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Water!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay so everyday I bring to work a water bottle filled with water and some lemons, well yesterday morning I lefted my filled water bottle at HOME. So your thinking SO WHAT right??? Well so I hate the water we have at work, it comes out brown in the morning, we work in an old old refurbished (sp) building. Well so I went without water all day yesterday and when I got home my water bottle was sitting right where I left it. STUPID ME.
Well I'm super picky about water, I like COLD FRESH WATER, I just wanted to say how spoiled I am with my daily water bottle.
I could have went to the store to get a water bottle but I didn't have time to leave work.
I guess you can say that I realized how IMPORTANT water was to me and I was left thinking how some people don't even get fresh water daily.
I'm VERY THANKFUL I live here in the GRAND USA and that I can get fresh water anyday.
And this is my daily rant and rave.

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Old 02-23-06, 08:49 AM   #2
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I drank water out of a puddle once.
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It must be a girl thing snowy... I love nothing more on a hot day than an ice cold glass of water (aquafina is my choice) with a little lemon. While I don't get to have water with me all the time it is a refreshing change!
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I drank water out of a puddle once.
Never a mud puddle, but from a stream in the Smokey Mountains. Just wanted to see how it tasted....they do that kind of stuff on tv all the time.
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Yea must be a girl thing my58vw cause wow, I was thinking gosh I'm spoiled.

MIRONA, Yicky why did you do that??
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I drank out of a creek once. My friend and I were out exploring what was then farmland, on the west side of Plano, (anyone from around here knows that was a LONG time ago). We were thirsty so we slurped a few mouthfuls. When we started walking again, we noticed a bunch of cows about two hundred yards upstream, just hanging out in and around the creek. I'm surprised I didn't throw up.
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When I was in Scotland, the place I was staying at, Killin (sp) Lodge, they took the water directly from the hill next to them. It was clear, fresh and cold. The only thing they had filtering the water was a sock to keep the brush out...but it was some of the best 'raw' water I have ever tasted.

Fresh mountain water....hmmmmm.
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Was the yellow water you were drinking??
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When I was in Scotland, the place I was staying at, Killin (sp) Lodge, they took the water directly from the hill next to them. It was clear, fresh and cold. The only thing they had filtering the water was a sock to keep the brush out...but it was some of the best 'raw' water I have ever tasted.

Fresh mountain water....hmmmmm.
Use a dirty sock and you get scotch.
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Old 02-23-06, 10:32 AM   #10
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I have no preference on water, cold, warm, tap, bottled, don't care. You learn not to care when you're on 100+ mile rides and you're filling up your bottle with gatorade made in a 55 gallon drum being filled with a garden hose on the sidewalk.

Then again, if I get picky, I prefer making my tea with evian, it's buttery smooth like my a
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Old 02-23-06, 10:45 AM   #11
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Slvoid, I hear what your saying and I too don't care about water/gatorade mix at a century ride or race, but its the everyday water at work that I'm talking about.
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Snowy..I'm with you on the water thing. I keep a 26 oz water bottle at work and refill it about 6 times a day. I only use the filtered Aqua Health water in it, or sometimes the bottled Spring Water from the big cooler in my office. I just gotta have my water every day. At home I put a Brita Filter on my tap and keep a bunch of gatorade bottles refilled with water in my fridge. I'm picky about my water too!

That said: When I was in the Marines in Desert Storm I drank some awfull tasting water that was supplied to us. A few times I put my iodine tablets in it just to be sure I wouldn't get sick. And it was supplied by our unit! But I think it came from water sources in Saudi Arabia. Yuck! It was awfull!
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The place i used to work at had an Ozark Springs water fountain thingie that I always got water from.
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The place i used to work at had an Ozark Springs water fountain thingie that I always got water from.
A funny thing about Ozarka water is where it comes from. You would think that it comes from the Ozark Mountains, but if you read the label, it says it is filtered from the Fort Worth water supply.
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Was the yellow water you were drinking??
No, I remember it being pretty clear.

Scotch?
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Old 02-23-06, 12:29 PM   #16
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It must be a girl thing snowy... I love nothing more on a hot day than an ice cold glass of water (aquafina is my choice) with a little lemon. While I don't get to have water with me all the time it is a refreshing change!
ohhh man... not sure it's a girl thing.. I am completly guitly of not caring much for water.. yes, shame on me.. yes, I know.. I will drink powerade on any day and while Im at it, let me tell you what a bad girl I am.. I absolutly love, adore... PEPSI... yes.. bad bad bad!!!!!but thank you America for such a great pop!!! hehe
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ohhh you just made me feel guilty!!! I will start drinking water more, I swear texasguy!!
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Yes most bottled water is coming from the good ole sink, its us silly americans buying it.
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when I'm home i drink water from my sink Fill up 2 bottles, throw in the fridge. And i have a cup that i fill withice and then water. I like my water cold. I'm not very picky about it. I'm sure if i were rich I'd spend 500 bucks on a filtration system for my sink and for my ice maker. But right now when I have 500 bucks I spend it on rent so i have a place to life for the month
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One can always distill one's water over and over to get it purified to one's standards. Or better yet, electrolyze the water, collect the hydrogen and oxygen gas, purify the gases, and then burn the collected hydrogen using the collected oxygen. The way ultra-pure water for the most demanding applications generally is generated. (Burning pure hydrogen with pure oxygen, that is.)

Or just buy some water suitable for trace analysis of other samples. Let's see... $107 per liter from Sigma-Aldrich. It promises, for example, no more than 0.00000001 grams of bismuth in each liter. Okay, so there isn't all that much bismuth in your water anyway. But what about chloride ion? It promises no more than 0.00001 grams of chloride in each liter.
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instead of a lemon, try putting a mint leaf in there. it's really good.
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One can always distill one's water over and over to get it purified to one's standards. Or better yet, electrolyze the water, collect the hydrogen and oxygen gas, purify the gases, and then burn the collected hydrogen using the collected oxygen. The way ultra-pure water for the most demanding applications generally is generated. (Burning pure hydrogen with pure oxygen, that is.)

Or just buy some water suitable for trace analysis of other samples. Let's see... $107 per liter from Sigma-Aldrich. It promises, for example, no more than 0.00000001 grams of bismuth in each liter. Okay, so there isn't all that much bismuth in your water anyway. But what about chloride ion? It promises no more than 0.00001 grams of chloride in each liter.
My parents were into construction and we went all over ND and MN. One of the requirements of surviving was distilling all water. We used to distill all water that came from the farm.
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Never a mud puddle, but from a stream in the Smokey Mountains. Just wanted to see how it tasted....they do that kind of stuff on tv all the time.
mm...giardia
mm...cryptosporidium

I know it's relatively safe, especially once you're up pretty high, but I still refuse to drink unfiltered/doused with iodine stream water.
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Okay so everyday I bring to work a water bottle filled with water and some lemons, well yesterday morning I lefted my filled water bottle at HOME. So your thinking SO WHAT right??? Well so I hate the water we have at work, it comes out brown in the morning, we work in an old old refurbished (sp) building. Well so I went without water all day yesterday and when I got home my water bottle was sitting right where I left it. STUPID ME.
Well I'm super picky about water, I like COLD FRESH WATER, I just wanted to say how spoiled I am with my daily water bottle.
I could have went to the store to get a water bottle but I didn't have time to leave work.
I guess you can say that I realized how IMPORTANT water was to me and I was left thinking how some people don't even get fresh water daily.
I'm VERY THANKFUL I live here in the GRAND USA and that I can get fresh water anyday.
And this is my daily rant and rave.

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