Subtle, Facebook. Very subtle.

It was my youngest daughter’s 20th birthday recently.  The Facebook birthday reminder (not that I needed one — I’m pretty good at remembering things like that) noted the following:

[Your daughter’s] 20th birthday is today.

Give her Jamba Juice

[Your daughter] likes Jamba Juice

Well, she does like Jamba Juice.  Who doesn’t?  I have fond memories of stopping by there to pick up a bunch of Smoothies at their ballet studio on Saturdays when they were rehearsing for shows like the Nutcracker.  So I sent her a note that said, “Maybe you should get a Jamba juice? That suggestion had no effect on me whatsoever.”

The next day Facebook had this message in the birthday reminder section:

Reminders

[Your daughter’s] 20th birthday was yesterday.

Give her Jamba Juice for her birthday

[Your daughter] likes Jamba Juice.

So I sent another note that said, “LOL – and they are still reminding me today!  OK, OK, I’ll buy you a Jamba Juice!  Tomorrow they’ll probably have one that says “[Your daughter’s] 20th birthday was two days ago . . .”

You know where this is going, right?

Yep.  The message on the next day:

[Your daughter’s] 20th birthday was 2 days ago.

Give her Jamba Juice for her birthday

[Your daughter] likes Jamba Juice.

I’m pretty sure that tomorrow’s message will say, “[Your daughter’s] birthday was 3 days ago and you still haven’t given her a Jamba Juice.  What are you, a deadbeat dad?  Now give her a Jamba Juice like we told you!” Or possibly, “[Your daughter’s] birthday is 362 days from now.  Give her a Jamba Juice.”

I’ll let you know if/when this ends.

P.S. To Facebook: I like Jamba Juice, too.  Please remind people of that on my next birthday.

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Bonus section: Speaking of smoothies, I’m sure you are all interested in my latest recipe.  I decided to add beets.  Well, not multiple beets, or even a whole beet.  Just part of a beet (a whole one had a little too much flavor).

  • Milk or green tea
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Beet
  • Banana
  • 2 types of frozen fruit (apples, blueberries, peaches, etc.)
  • Protein powder
  • Oatmeal

I drink half in the afternoon as a snack and half for First Breakfast each morning.

8 thoughts on “Subtle, Facebook. Very subtle.”

  1. Like all good things, that sounds disgusting. But then, I live in a house of fruit haters who gag while I eat avocado straight from the shell. I’m sure the smoothy is quite tasty in reality, but not sure I could handle that much nutrition all at once.

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    1. That’s why I make those. They are a utilitarian solution. I don’t expect to see them on the Jamba Juice menu, but they really don’t taste bad. In their raw form the carrots and spinach don’t have a strong flavor. But I literally gag at the thought of eating cooked vegetables. This is my way to sneak veggies into my body. I love fruit, but this is just an efficient way to get it and to balance things out!

      P.S. Mmmmmm . . . avocados. I think of those as healthy fats. But we got a little spoiled when we visited Kenya and had fresh ones every day. The ones we get here are good but not quite the same.

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  2. I believe there is a link for you to click to order Jamba Juice in the notification. It may not stop until you order one for her.

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    1. I never heard of Jamba Juice either. I guess we live in the wrong part of the country, or maybe we are just too old.

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  3. Sorry … the recipe doesn’t sound appealing to me. My mother told me, “If you can’t drink something nice, don’t drink anything at all.” Or something like that.

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    1. Ha! Yes. My wife sent the girls a text with a picture of me holding the beets and this caption: “Bears. Beats. Battlestar Galactica. (Fresh from Schrute farms or possibly Kroger. )”

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