Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Of International 7-11s and Goodwill for all

Well, you knew what would be first on my list, didn't you? A daily trip to the local 7-11 to create and then consume my very own fountain drink. But what did I discover upon my arrival???? Nothing short of a Christmas miracle. They have new machines (god bless america) that simultaneously infuse your beverage of choice with any number of delicious enhancing syrups. Think Jamba Juice power boost in pure sugar form. Lemon? check. cherry? check. vanilla? check. Do you wantALL THREE in your 44 ounces (that's right OUNCES!!! take that metric!) of brown caffeine free bubbly water? OK! Done with simplicity and privacy from the comfort of your own machine. No more bulky bottles of syrup with messy pumps. No more nosy neighbors watching with disdain as you overflavor your beverage. This is the gift that I have been dreaming of. But finally, no more dreaming. 7-11 made it all come true again and again and again for approximately 8 days of my 10 day vacation. This is Christmas.



Then of course I met up with my friends!!! Landy Lou and Alie were still up for some thrift store hijinks...so we left children& husbands (alie), boyfriends (Caitlyn) and televisions (sadly, that's me) behind for a jaunt through the treasures of nursing home castoffs. I found a dress...
Can you believe they didn't let me keep it???? (actually in retrospect, I'm starting to wonder why I DIDN't keep it. It could have been cool.)

I've still got pictures to post of my family, but I knew psychmom would start to wonder if I didn't get these up and running...WE ARE FRIENDS!

5 comments:

Sara said...

The 7-11 I go to by my office is old school apparently and doesn't boast the new soda fountain machines :( Maybe I will need to venture beyond my neighborhood.

PsychMom said...

Yes, I have been wondering when you were going to blog again! Glad to see your home safe!

D'Arcy said...

I am so glad all your dreams are coming true and that 7-11 is now the poor man's starbucks! Huzzah!

Moonbird said...

Wow, I haven't seen these cats in years. Alie and Caitlin... HELLO! Oh the good feelings and good food and good music that happened in your house.

I remember how we all stared at each other and just said, "I like you, quite a bit..."

Marie said...

I'm not a soda drinker (or a soda jerk), but I have to say that having control over the syrup content is very appealing. I will watch for one of these miraculous machines to appear 'round here...