In reality, these are tea glasses, but we'll be using them to drink wine, because we like wine much better than tea. And who doesn't? Well, apparently the Moroccans don't. I'm sure they would throw their hands in the air in horror if they saw us drinking wine out of tea glasses, but we'll risk their disapproval, and partake of the nectar of the gods (mine, not theirs) in our pretty new glasses anyway.
The Professor also brought me this:
No, it's not what it looks like. At first glance, this might look like a sample of something you turn in at the doctor's office, but it's really oil. Argan oil. It's supposed to be good for the skin and hair, and you can even cook with it too. It's said to remedy arthritis, but I don't have that, so I can't vouch for it's effectiveness. But it is great for the hair. Smells kind of funky, though, kind of like popcorn. Now I don't much fancy smelling like popcorn, so I mix it with a few drops of grapefruit essential oil and that does the trick nicely.
But I didn't post this to tell you about how soft and shiny my hair is, although it really is soft and shiny. No, I wanted to tell you about the tree this oil comes from. The funny thing about the Argan tree, which is similar to an olive tree, is that you can find goats climbing in it.
Yeah, you heard me right. Goats. Tree-climbing goats. Now what could be better blog fodder than that? The Professor didn't actually get to see the tree-climbing goats, but I found a video. You can watch them here:
It seems they like the fruits, but they can't digest the pits that are inside those fruits, so they either spit the nuts out, or eliminate them in a much more unpleasant manner. Better out than in, I guess. Then the Moroccan farmers come and pick up the pits and press them to extract the oil. So, basically, I'm putting something that's been pooped by a goat on my hair. There's something I never thought I'd say. But my hair looks so great that I'm willing to overlook it.
I just hope those pits were well washed beforehand.