It all started one day as I was walking through the hot New York City streets on my way to a Law & Order audition. My throat was parched and I had just realized I left my bottled water in my car that I just parked 3 blocks away. Like any other blonde-greek girl I was running late and had to decide, do I go back or brave the heat? But knowing how important it was to me to be hydrated I had to do something. Then I noticed one of the most amazing signs of my life. It read, “Vitamin Water”.
Hello??? As you all know, vitamins are like one of the most amazing things God has ever made and I am stuck on them like white on rice. So the thought of vitamins infused into my water was like a no-brainer. So I stormed into the store, not sure what to expect as I raced past a screaming kid begging for candy and an old man scratching his lottery ticket. Then I arrived. I felt a cool chill flow over my skin as I peired through the frosted glass at what would soon become my now favorite beverage of choice.
The glass door squeaked open. Time began to slow down. A breeze from the back of the cooler wafted my sweat laiden brow. I reached in and took hold of the cold plastic bottle. Then without skipping a beat as I let the door slam closed I twisted the cap and poured the sweet Vitamin water aka nectar from the Greek Gods across my lips and down my throat. And yes, I let out an audible sigh of relief. “aaaahhhh”! It was love at first gulp.
So I strode up to the register passing anyone in my way. I handed the clerk a half empty bottle of Vitamin Water. He looked at me like I was deranged. It was either he didn’t know why I was buying a half-empty bottle or that I looked like one of those girls in a Clairol commercial where you have your own luminous glow and a perfect grin as your hair flows arbitrarily around for no explainable reason. So I slapped the $5 bill on the counter, accepted my change and raced out the door.
The rest of the day was a blur but I was in love and I was hooked. The only problem was it was the only thing I wanted to drink. This sent my head spinning. So I had to do something to avoid paying $2 for each bottle. This sent the Greek girl on a hunt that turned up a goldmine solution. I found a local distributor who agreed to sell it to me for $.80 per bottle if I bought 10 cases or more. So, I did. Now because I am a little Greek Girl I didn’t want to go alone, so I hauled mom along for the ride (just in case), because no one messes with my mom.
We arrived at the distributor out in the middle of nowhere in my Volkswagon. The Vendor was looking at me like I had a hole in my head. I told him I had a hole in my heart and that only Vitamin Water would fill it. By the way, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that two of my favorite things in the world both share the same initials, “VW”. Just sayin’
Since then I have continued to hunt out deals. I also must add, that I have since switched exclusively to Vitamin Water Zero. Even though, they have to date not broguht my absolute FAVORITE flavor in the world “Energy” to the Zero line yet… It was so bad at one time I literally traveled with a case in my suitcase wherever I went. This was in case I couldn’t buy it at my destination. Then one time I actually bought 20 cases before moving to Los Angeles and loading up the back of my Penske truck with them. That is a story for another day. Trust me you want hear that one. Until then, drink up my friends! Drink up & get your glow on!
Love, Blessings & Music,