It was around 9 p.m. when he stuck his head into the pass-through window between his office and the living room. His eyebrows were furrowed with concern.
"Honey, are you sure that it's OK to drink acai berry?"
He had pronounced the second to last word as "ac-KEE," like the Caribbean fruit, and I had no idea what he was referencing.
"What are you talking about?," I asked, looking up from my ICM notes.
I had only asked The Lawyer to grab me a Vitamin Water from the fridge, and I was confused as to why such a simple task was presenting difficulty.
"The Vitamin Water..." he started. "It's that Triple X stuff with acai."
I was unimpressed. Instead, I just looked at him, waiting for further explanation.
"Triple X!," he said again with emphasis.
He offered to make me a "mixed drink" instead and as he disappeared towards the kitchen, I shouted something after him about not using tequila. It's possible that I believed myself to be funny, as I said it.
When he returned, he had this (in the glass):
It was a mixture of orange juice and ginger ale that he made himself--just for me. Someone told this poor man that acai berry is a stimulant (It's not, right? Wow...what if he's right? Don't tell him I wrote this blog entry, internet.) and being the sweet and considerate person that he is, he took it upon himself to create a delicious, non-stimulating study drink for me.
The upside? He made me a tasty "mixed drink," while singing in his kitchen on a weeknight, and I found the whole thing sort of adorable. The downside? Trying to control one's laughter about a man questioning the stimulant properties of Vitamin Water.