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« on: January 10, 2015, 02:08:22 PM »
I was reading a story on MSN about a restaurant in California and for some reason this ad pop'd up for some super expensive water. I have to be honest, this is just ridiculous...  I've come to the realization that humanity is doomed to fail.

Winner of the World’s Best Water Award 2014, Beverly Hills 9OH2O Crafted Spring Water was designed from the ground up to be the world’s ultimate in luxury and perfection. An exceptional team of fine dining experts, including world-renowned water sommelier Martin Riese, combine pristine spring water from the Northern California Mountains with carefully selected natural minerals to create a silky smooth, incredibly crisp taste; perfect pairing with fine foods, fine wines, Scotch and other fine spirits; and an exceptional health profile of alkaline 7.5 pH, high electrolytes, and precisely balanced minerals.

http://beverlywater.com/shop/
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 02:37:40 PM »
I want to take a bath in that
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 02:40:03 PM »
$99 for a 12-pack of water.

Wow.

I can drink from a puddle with my LifeStraw!  1 filter does up to 1000 litres!

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 06:35:52 PM »
Lol, reminds me of this prank.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2015, 07:35:50 PM »
But is it organic?

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 07:47:34 PM »
I was reading a story on MSN about a restaurant in California and for some reason this ad pop'd up for some super expensive water. I have to be honest, this is just ridiculous...  I've come to the realization that humanity is doomed to fail.

Winner of the World’s Best Water Award 2014, Beverly Hills 9OH2O Crafted Spring Water was designed from the ground up to be the world’s ultimate in luxury and perfection. An exceptional team of fine dining experts, including world-renowned water sommelier Martin Riese, combine pristine spring water from the Northern California Mountains with carefully selected natural minerals to create a silky smooth, incredibly crisp taste; perfect pairing with fine foods, fine wines, Scotch and other fine spirits; and an exceptional health profile of alkaline 7.5 pH, high electrolytes, and precisely balanced minerals.

http://beverlywater.com/shop/

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 10:03:10 PM »
I'd hate to go to a water tasting event.... Wine sommeliers explain the grapes, the area, the fermenting process, and all that other stuff... Seriously, what would they talk about for water?

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 10:08:51 PM »
From sparkling alpine springs... Muddied by feral cattle... Floral undertones from the herbaceous flowers growing on the banks of the stream... Fine oak tannins from the beaver dam upstream...

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 11:45:02 PM »
I'd love to see a blind taste test where half the entries are tap water from various counties.

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2015, 11:56:50 PM »
Surely the tap water in the US is similar to in Australia - Adelaide water (and most of South Australia) is well known to taste very bad (the water has passed through all the irrigation districts to get there), and a lot of remote inland towns have bore water, which tastes different depending on the minerals in it (some is undrinkable). Whereas, other places  have spring water that definitely tastes nice. I imagine the US has a very similar story.

A company wanted to bottle and export the water from one town, so the town refused, and put taps along the street, so tourists could all taste their wonderful water.

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 11:29:15 AM »
Seems like that water would go perfectly with these ice cubes that cost $6.50 apiece.
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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 12:23:15 PM »
Surely the tap water in the US is similar to in Australia - Adelaide water (and most of South Australia) is well known to taste very bad (the water has passed through all the irrigation districts to get there), and a lot of remote inland towns have bore water, which tastes different depending on the minerals in it (some is undrinkable). Whereas, other places  have spring water that definitely tastes nice. I imagine the US has a very similar story.


I dunno. Water in St. Louis comes from the Mississippi River, which is gross, but the water is quite nice tasting. Something to do with the process or treating it, I'm certain. I've found the water to be acceptable in the places I've lived (L.A., SFO, Portland, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, Baltimore)

Or maybe I'm just not picky.

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 03:06:55 PM »
My in laws do reverse osmosis for their drinking water at their home. What a friggin waste.

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 06:10:37 PM »
If it is too expensive, maybe you can dilute it with something - like water.

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2015, 08:06:57 PM »
What's funny is that most people pay to have water pumped into their homes.  Around here it is now $60 a month.  They drink maybe 20 gallons a month.   The shit just falls out of the sky around here but people haven't figured out how to capture it.    Ahh,  the collective stupidity of humans.
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2015, 09:26:50 PM »
Surely the tap water in the US is similar to in Australia - Adelaide water (and most of South Australia) is well known to taste very bad (the water has passed through all the irrigation districts to get there), and a lot of remote inland towns have bore water, which tastes different depending on the minerals in it (some is undrinkable). Whereas, other places  have spring water that definitely tastes nice. I imagine the US has a very similar story.

A company wanted to bottle and export the water from one town, so the town refused, and put taps along the street, so tourists could all taste their wonderful water.

What town was that? :)


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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2015, 12:15:13 AM »
Nice!

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2015, 12:27:51 AM »
Yes - it is really interesting that they became a "bottled water"-free zone, and none of the shops in town sells bottled water!

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2015, 01:04:10 AM »
But is it organic?

Can't be organic, it has added minerals in it.


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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2015, 01:07:49 AM »
Surely the tap water in the US is similar to in Australia - Adelaide water (and most of South Australia) is well known to taste very bad (the water has passed through all the irrigation districts to get there), and a lot of remote inland towns have bore water, which tastes different depending on the minerals in it (some is undrinkable). Whereas, other places  have spring water that definitely tastes nice. I imagine the US has a very similar story.

A company wanted to bottle and export the water from one town, so the town refused, and put taps along the street, so tourists could all taste their wonderful water.

Our town but a water siphon / spout on the artesian well, walking distance from the high school, in the wooded park.  People had been hiking in with water bottles to collect it off the rocks, so they made it more sanitary, take water samples for testing monthly, a nice perk of the park.

Then, when traffic was too bad with the gad-zillions of idiots parking (and causing car accidents) to go fetch free artesian water, they had to remove the siphon and put up closed signs.  sigh.

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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2015, 02:38:06 AM »
But is it organic?

Can't be organic, it has added minerals in it.


The minerals might be organic.

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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2015, 06:12:51 AM »
My SO drinks Smartwater.  Costs 6.99 for a six pack of 1L bottles.  Drives me up a fucking wall.  "But regular water makes me sick (yes, I've refilled one with water from our filtered refrigerator, and no, she couldn't tell the difference.)  now she's on a water drinking kick, trying to drink three a day.  You do the math.  I don't want to because I'll freak out.

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« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2015, 06:55:20 AM »
Surely the tap water in the US is similar to in Australia - Adelaide water (and most of South Australia) is well known to taste very bad (the water has passed through all the irrigation districts to get there), and a lot of remote inland towns have bore water, which tastes different depending on the minerals in it (some is undrinkable). Whereas, other places  have spring water that definitely tastes nice. I imagine the US has a very similar story.

Sounds about the same.  The town I live in now has decent drinking water, they soften it at the treatment plant, but one town over (less than 5 miles) it is not good from the tap, so you need to install your own water softener.

When I travel I can almost always drink tap water, but I remember Orlando and Washington DC being particularly bad.  Sometimes, if the water isn't good out of the tap it is fine if it is cold. In college we just had to fill a pitcher and put it in the fridge and it tasted so much better.

I really don't understand bottled water though. It is so easy to get a filter if the taste isn't perfect.
My MIL will only drink bottled water, and it isn't really an expense they can afford. Water is so cheap from the faucet. The plastic waste is infuriating too.


I wonder what the job market is like for a water sommelier. Are there more than one of those out there?

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« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2015, 07:40:18 AM »
My SO drinks Smartwater.  Costs 6.99 for a six pack of 1L bottles.  Drives me up a fucking wall.  "But regular water makes me sick (yes, I've refilled one with water from our filtered refrigerator, and no, she couldn't tell the difference.)  now she's on a water drinking kick, trying to drink three a day.  You do the math.  I don't want to because I'll freak out.

I can't even imagine how upsetting this would be...
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2015, 09:33:46 AM »
My SO drinks Smartwater.  Costs 6.99 for a six pack of 1L bottles.  Drives me up a fucking wall.  "But regular water makes me sick (yes, I've refilled one with water from our filtered refrigerator, and no, she couldn't tell the difference.)  now she's on a water drinking kick, trying to drink three a day.  You do the math.  I don't want to because I'll freak out.

Ouch! How are her other expenses? If she is going through this much, I would definitely look into bulk purchasing either through Costco/Sam's Club or online.

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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2015, 10:35:16 AM »
I'd love to see a blind taste test where half the entries are tap water from various counties.

They did that in Boston a year or two ago... surprise, surprise, the public water won.

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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2015, 10:38:00 AM »
A California company is opening a new water bottling plant that is going to buy its water from our public utility.  People are going to pay roughly $8/gallon for water that costs me 2 cents for 10 gallons. 

It's the same water, but they're going to pay FOUR HUNDRED THOUSANDS TIMES more for it than I am.  Not twice as much.  Not ten times as much.  400,000x as much.  And as as added bonus, I get it delivered by a dedicated private pipeline right to my house, where I have eight different drinkable distribution points installed in various rooms.  No driving to pick it up, and no waste generated by empty bottles!

Hell, this water is so cheap for me that I actually poop right in it.  Sometimes I spray it outside right on the ground.  Last week I washed my dog with it.  Can you imagine washing your dog in a bathtub full of something that costs $8 per gallon?

And yet there are enough people willing to pay $8/gallon for my water that a private corporation is going to make millions by selling it at that price.   

Imagine the dividend yield that ExxonMobil would pay if gasoline went to $8/gallon!  Oh, the profits we could have building multimillion dollar deepwater offshore drilling platforms and then supporting a global infrastructure of pipelines, refineries, ships, tanker trucks, and privately-owned resale locations on every street corner.   

Wait, why would anyone buy a company with all of those carrying costs and a product that goes for $2.50/gallon when a company bottling straight up city tap water has virtually no carrying costs and a product that goes for $8/gallon?  This has got to be an economy of scale thing, in which case STOP BUYING FUCKING BOTTLED WATER YOU'RE KILLING US ALL.

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« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2015, 11:43:43 AM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2015, 11:45:37 AM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

Is washing a mug that difficult?
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2015, 11:54:50 AM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

Is washing a mug that difficult?

Why not have a second mug? I have a blenderball that I use for smoothies and/or protein drinks, and a water bottle for water.

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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2015, 12:02:16 PM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

Buying bottled water. Too lazy to wash a mug. Working out at a gym. Using "one scoop of preworkout"(I don't even know what that is).

This sounds like it needs it's own thread on the Wall of Shame.

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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2015, 12:28:12 PM »
A California company is opening a new water bottling plant that is going to buy its water from our public utility.  People are going to pay roughly $8/gallon for water that costs me 2 cents for 10 gallons. 

It's the same water, but they're going to pay FOUR HUNDRED THOUSANDS TIMES more for it than I am.  Not twice as much.  Not ten times as much.  400,000x as much.  And as as added bonus, I get it delivered by a dedicated private pipeline right to my house, where I have eight different drinkable distribution points installed in various rooms.  No driving to pick it up, and no waste generated by empty bottles!

Hell, this water is so cheap for me that I actually poop right in it.  Sometimes I spray it outside right on the ground.  Last week I washed my dog with it.  Can you imagine washing your dog in a bathtub full of something that costs $8 per gallon?

And yet there are enough people willing to pay $8/gallon for my water that a private corporation is going to make millions by selling it at that price.   

Imagine the dividend yield that ExxonMobil would pay if gasoline went to $8/gallon!  Oh, the profits we could have building multimillion dollar deepwater offshore drilling platforms and then supporting a global infrastructure of pipelines, refineries, ships, tanker trucks, and privately-owned resale locations on every street corner.   

Wait, why would anyone buy a company with all of those carrying costs and a product that goes for $2.50/gallon when a company bottling straight up city tap water has virtually no carrying costs and a product that goes for $8/gallon?  This has got to be an economy of scale thing, in which case STOP BUYING FUCKING BOTTLED WATER YOU'RE KILLING US ALL.

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I may make it my screensaver at work just to annoy the CWs that keep telling me they won't drink from the tap at work or home.  Nor will they drink from the office water fountain, or the filtered water dispenser in the breakroom - because they "know" the filter isn't changed often enough...yet they are buying water that was bottled in Houston.
I know this because I pulled one of their empty bottles out of the trash and read them this information from the label.  (Nope it didn't make me more popular).

Yet they are all drinking two or more of these a day.  They will walk past the sink and the water dispenser to the vending machine and pay 1.25 for twelve ounces of pristine Houston water in a plastic bottle.

Because we all know that Houston boasts some pretty amazing water, right?  We all know that the company is using some hidden water source. They can't possibly be using Houston tap water, right?

Bottled Houston tap water is >400,000 times better than anything out of the local tap - WTF?

They would literally come out ahead if they drove 200 miles to Houston and filled up jugs at the rest stop.

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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2015, 12:41:09 PM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

Buying bottled water. Too lazy to wash a mug. Working out at a gym. Using "one scoop of preworkout"(I don't even know what that is).

This sounds like it needs it's own thread on the Wall of Shame.

If you're not taking preworkout, you're not training to the EXTREME!  Costco might have the C4 multipack, definitely get you excited for PT.
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2015, 01:01:42 PM »
They would literally come out ahead if they drove 200 miles to Houston and filled up jugs at the rest stop.

This is genius.  I'm totally stealing it.

I'm going to have to look around the bottled water isle of my local grocery store (which I normally never see) to find out if the company bottling water from my municipal supply also sells their product inside the city limits.  Because that would be the height of awesome. 

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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2015, 01:17:06 PM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

Is washing a mug that difficult?

Well, if I'm using $5 / liter bottled water to wash the mug, I think it would just be cheaper to just straight drink the bottled water straight from the bottle.

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2015, 01:38:03 PM »
If it is too expensive, maybe you can dilute it with something - like water.
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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2015, 01:39:20 PM »
They would literally come out ahead if they drove 200 miles to Houston and filled up jugs at the rest stop.

This is genius.  I'm totally stealing it.

I'm going to have to look around the bottled water isle of my local grocery store (which I normally never see) to find out if the company bottling water from my municipal supply also sells their product inside the city limits.  Because that would be the height of awesome.
I'm confident that you will find them (once they're running) and equally confident that there are others like that on a shelf near you right now.
There are at least two national suppliers who will use a local municipal water supply instead of shipping heavy water all over the country.  It's more profitable to ship labels and empty bottles to a region and then use the tap to fill them. What amazes me is that people BUY it.

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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2015, 01:42:52 PM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.
If the bottle is used for water, and you're not sharing with it others how hard is it to rinse?  Come to think of it, couldn't you refill multiple times in a day before needing to wash it?  Washing once a day wouldn't be too difficult.

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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2015, 01:56:51 PM »
They would literally come out ahead if they drove 200 miles to Houston and filled up jugs at the rest stop.

This is genius.  I'm totally stealing it.

I'm going to have to look around the bottled water isle of my local grocery store (which I normally never see) to find out if the company bottling water from my municipal supply also sells their product inside the city limits.  Because that would be the height of awesome.
I'm confident that you will find them (once they're running) and equally confident that there are others like that on a shelf near you right now.
There are at least two national suppliers who will use a local municipal water supply instead of shipping heavy water all over the country.  It's more profitable to ship labels and empty bottles to a region and then use the tap to fill them. What amazes me is that people BUY it.
This is why the people of Bundanoon NSW I mentioned before voted NOT to have bottled water available in their town, and NOT to have the bottled water company bottle their water. They became the first "bottled water free zone" in Australia - possibly the world. No store in the town can sell bottled water, but they have free taps dotted around the town, and I think the shops can sell plastic bottles.

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« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2015, 02:01:14 PM »

If the bottle is used for water, and you're not sharing with it others how hard is it to rinse?  Come to think of it, couldn't you refill multiple times in a day before needing to wash it?  Washing once a day wouldn't be too difficult.

I wash my water bottle at work about once a month...

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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2015, 02:17:48 PM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.
If the bottle is used for water, and you're not sharing with it others how hard is it to rinse?  Come to think of it, couldn't you refill multiple times in a day before needing to wash it?  Washing once a day wouldn't be too difficult.

I've been doing that occasionally when I was using my coffee mug and drinking it at home, I might try it with the travel mug.  As of now I've given up regularly buying disposable plates, disposable cups (cheaper than bottled water), and disposable bowls.  Cut back on disposable utensils.  Still using disposable to go trays for lunch and paper towels for the kitchen.

Leftover pre workout crystals make the number of reuses for a bottle quite limited.

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2015, 02:39:14 PM »

I've been doing that occasionally when I was using my coffee mug and drinking it at home, I might try it with the travel mug.  As of now I've given up regularly buying disposable plates, disposable cups (cheaper than bottled water), and disposable bowls.  Cut back on disposable utensils.  Still using disposable to go trays for lunch and paper towels for the kitchen.

Leftover pre workout crystals make the number of reuses for a bottle quite limited.
You could get an aluminium bottle with a wide opening. Very easy to clean as nothing sticks to it, dishwasher safe if you are really worried about germs, unbreakable, will last you a lifetime.

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2015, 02:50:26 PM »
Can't believe the price of that water... I do like some sparkling waters though, I once had such nice sparkling mineral water in a restaurant that I took a picture of the bottle to see if I could buy it anywhere else, it was slightly salty and ever so good. But that would be the exception to my rule of not bottled water.

However, I do have another expensive water habit... at least in The Netherlands it is considered quite extravagant. I have a so called "american" fridge/freezer with a cold water and ice dispenser. Uses more electricity than a regular one, is 5 times as expensive to buy. But I love the cold water from my fridge and drink at least a liter a day, more when I am home in the weekends. In the past I would fill bottles with water from the tap and put them in the fridge, so my new fridge is pure luxury.

Is this type of fridge considered a luxury in the US? Facepunch-worthy?

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2015, 06:10:24 PM »
My SO drinks Smartwater.  Costs 6.99 for a six pack of 1L bottles.  Drives me up a fucking wall.  "But regular water makes me sick (yes, I've refilled one with water from our filtered refrigerator, and no, she couldn't tell the difference.)  now she's on a water drinking kick, trying to drink three a day.  You do the math.  I don't want to because I'll freak out.

Ouch! How are her other expenses? If she is going through this much, I would definitely look into bulk purchasing either through Costco/Sam's Club or online.

Other expenses?  I black out when I try to add them up.  Probably why I put 25k into savings last year and she barely tread water.  Fuck it, I'm fired up.  Good thing our expenses are separate...

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Re: Really, really expensive water...
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2015, 07:24:02 AM »
It's not the water you're buying, it's the bottle.  I'm using a reusable mug for my morning preworkout, but if that becomes too much of a pain to wash and reuse I might go back to bottled water.  One scoop of preworkout, shake, and reseal to drink on the way to the gym.  Not having to deal with washing another mug may be worth the expense.

Buying bottled water. Too lazy to wash a mug. Working out at a gym. Using "one scoop of preworkout"(I don't even know what that is).

This sounds like it needs it's own thread on the Wall of Shame.

If you're not taking preworkout, you're not training to the EXTREME!  Costco might have the C4 multipack, definitely get you excited for PT.
http://www.cellucor.com/products/9-c4-extreme

I got a 315 bench press maxout today.   Preworkout makes you swole.

The only ingredient in this preworkout you've posted that is proven to be beneficial to strength training is creatine.  And the evidence suggests that cheap creatine monohydrate is equivalent to the more expensive creatine nitrate that's in this product.  I submit that you're probably wasting your money on this.