Suck it Down
Ew – when I wrote the title for this piece, I immediately flashed on a boy in high school who was renowned for forcing girls’ heads down there just seconds after they would start to kiss.
Sorry for sharing that – but my theory (as a blogger) is – if I have to think about it, then by extension, you now have to think about it.
Like, por ejemplo… the actual subject of the blog. Creamy drinks.
Normal drinks, you perv! Get your head out of the gutter.
Seriously – I was sucking down a smoothie the other day – blueberry/mango/banana/soy milk, if you must know – and I just couldn’t stop. I couldn’t put the durn thing down for more than a couple of seconds without picking it up again, and then I continued sucking until I drained the entire thing dry.
I’m the same way with creamy cafe lattes (my favorite coffee drink, natch – they’re so creamy). My husband, along with many coffee drinkers, sip their coffees slowly, not caring how ice-cold the beverage becomes after a matter of minutes. Not me… if it’s sweet and creamy, I literally suck it down in a matter of minutes.
I can’t help myself!
What’s odd is that this doesn’t apply to food at all – I am a notoriously slow eater. My best friend in junior high school used to openly mock me for chewing my food so thoroughly, once asking me to count how many chews it took before I could swallow one bite of sandwich. It took her thirteen chews. It took me sixty.
So, I was sucking down my smoothie, shivering with cold from all the internal ice melting in my stomach, when it hit me.
I’ve seen the way my babies nursed. Their little mouths latched onto my boobs like the way a super glued construction man’s hat holds to on a steel beam high in the air. (TV addicts of the 1970’s, that one was for you.)
So, the way babies latch & nurse? THAT is the way I suck down my creamy drinks. Which has nothing to do with my eating food slowly.
Aren’t you glad we figured that out?
Hmmm… something tells me that if I didn’t manage to gross you out at the beginning of this blog…
Sheva (BatSheva Vaknin)