looking to try something different, i decided to juice some pomegranates. i saw a video online which made it look easy, but even before i began, i knew it could be a potential nightmare. pomegranate juice stain is nearly impossible to remove. so i wore only dark clothes and even put on an apron. i then sliced 2 pomegranates in half. although pomegranates are juicy and make a fine juice, the inside of a pomegranate is completely different than an orange. an orange has a fleshy pulp that more or less stays in place during juicing; a pomegranate is all seeds inside that has a tendency to fall off and fly away. stray seeds are wasted since they can't be juiced anymore even though they still contain plenty of juice. worst of all, the juice stained the lip of the juicer and i only managed to clean most of it off using a magic eraser sponge. pomegranates are better for pressed juicers than spinning juicers. that's how they do in xi'an, where they grow a lot of pomegranates, they use a pneumatic press to extract the juice. i did the best i could with my equipment and only got 6-8 oz. of juice, which i managed to find a small glass sauce bottle to keep it in. i also squeezed a fresh container of orange juice.
i walked to harvard square and caught the noontime bus to belmont. today was pretty miserable, raining all day. we only managed to produce just 2.53 kWh of electricity. my mother liked the pomegranate juice but it's not something i'm willing to try again. maybe i can extract the seeds, pulverize it in a blender, then strain out the juice? something to think about as i still have two pomegranates in my fridge.
one great thing about iphones is the ability to find them if lost. it involves logging into your apple account and selecting "find my iphone". i can either choose to play a sound or lock out the phone completely in the event that it's actually lost/stolen. i had it play a sound and found my phone underneath my backpack after searching everywhere and not finding it. android can do this too when you buy into the google ecosystem. when i typed in "find lost android phone" in google, it automatically knew who i was, which android devices i have, an the ability to do play sound/lock device/erase completely.