It's Day 5 of the Carrot Zinger Orangification Journey, and I'm not orange yet. But Amy Rowland, who cheerfully juices the seven carrots that go into my daily Carrot Zinger at Fresh Blends in Belmont, said she's been hearing some mumbling in the juice community about how long it's going to take me to change color.
Apparently, a guy she knows from the East Nashville Fresh Blends said he turned orange after just one week of drinking three carrot juices a day. I'm only ingesting about 16 ounces of carrot juice a day, so she reckons it will take me at least two weeks.
Anyone care to guess the day that I will wake up looking like Mario's Crocs? Let's make a contest of it. The person to predict most closely the date of my metamorphosis will win a pair of tickets to see Food Inc. at the Belcourt at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. That assumes I'm orange by then, of course.
By the way, Rowland said her formerly carrot-stained acquaintance had this warning for me: "It takes a lot longer to turn un-orange than it takes to turn orange, so you might want to consider that."