So, so green. It is pictured on the roof of my car, which is light green, for comparison.
Yesterday I decided to make my annual trip to get my Shamrock Shake. I'd already been outside on a 3 mile walk in the cold, so I felt like that was as good a time as any to splurge out on the insane amount of calories that were going to be in that shake. I got a salad also to try to make it a marginally nutritious meal.
I finished running my errands and went home to savor my shake in peace. It was minty and delicious as always, but much greener than I remember.
About an hour later my stomach starts making horrible gurgling noises. It feels like a lead brick is just sitting in my stomach. WTF.
I have to assume it was the Shamrock Shake. I eat salad all of the time so that really shouldn't be a factor. I assume even McDonalds cannot screw up lettuce too badly.
I got on my treadmill for a mile, hoping that would speed up whatever horrible digestive atrocity was going on in my stomach. Maybe I'm weird, but that sometimes makes me feel better.
It helped a tiny bit. The noises stopped at least.
I was still feeling bad enough an couple hours later that I went out to get a Coke. I got a really bad stomach bug in college one semester, and the health center recommended drinking a flat Coke as a good remedy. I'm serious. I don't know if that was a total placebo that they sold me on or if there is actual wisdom behind it, but it seems to work. It might also mean I am gullible and will try anything to feel better.
Flat Coke be damned, it was still a good 18 hours before I remotely felt like trying to eat anything again. Maybe the high crap factor in the shake was having a war with the healthy veggies in the salad.
Maybe I should know better than to ingest anything that is fluorescent green. Maybe I was already destined to have a 24 hour stomach bug regardless of what I ate yesterday. I don't know.
I do know that I will not be making my annual pilgrimage next year. Not to hate on McDonalds, but I'm not lovin' it.
Fast food bad.