Sunday, May 8, 2011

State of the Freezer address
Can't believe it's been 3 years!

Hey everybody! For those who don't know, May 8th 2008 was the very first post on this blog. Wow, can't believe how much this blog has grown. We are now past 12,000 visitors a month! Woohoo! A big thanks to all the regulars who stick with us and thanks to all of our newest friends too. Your comments on posts are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

Just like last year, I had a lovely speech (or something) planned out, and yet again it's almost nine o'clock. I'm beat from mowing and running around, so I'll try to keep this short and sweet. Oh, but before we begin, happy mom's day to all the moms including my wife, my mom, my mom-in-law, and can't forget my grandmom-in-law. They all rock.

A few weeks ago I counted just how many varieties of frozen treats were in the two freezers. A dozen? pffft.  Two dozen?? getting warmer.... I counted 32 different treats in my house!! ...and I wonder why dessert companies don't send me anything, well, why should they? I spend my own money. In fact, I haven't had an ice cream delivery since December when Edy's was nice enough to send over their holiday flavors and a bunch of gift certificates to share.


This is the upstairs freezer which is the home of what has been reviewed, for the most part anyway. The only  item we keep in stock is Ben & Jerry's froyo, an addiction my wife picked up during her pregnancy (hey, if you are going to do frozen yogurt, mine as well do the best). You know, I didn't even realize that stonyfield frozen yogurt was still in there (it was hiding behind my ice cream maker bowl -- note, there are single serve ice creams hiding in that bowl). There's some H-D cherry vanilla I never posted, a watermelon italian ice never posted, there is chocolate tempt I never posted... that plastic bag is hiding the turkey hill light vanilla, one last half serving of whoppers.... yeah, time to clean especially since we are having company this weekend!

And here is my secret stash of upcoming reviews downstairs... wait, it's not a secret anymore, doh!!! We've got single serve blue bunny on the right, a h-d five mint I never tried, another Breyers blasts, a new skinny cow treat, new blue bunny cookies 'n cream bars (which I've eaten and not reviewed), Roba Bolce Wildberry gelato, a new Friendly's sundae cup. You get the idea: STUFF STUFF STUFF!!

Looking back, it's been an interesting year. I guess one of the most important lessons I continue to learn is that this is way harder than it looks hehehehe But seriously, I made it out to my first press conference which was a unique experience. I realize... I realize I eat too much ice cream... no, that's not true, I've just been getting lazier with balancing my ice cream intake with my intake of everything else... Wow, I'm so tired I can't even think of what else has been going on, think it's time to call it a night.

Look forward to... me getting caught up, using less "...", trying to keep my reviews consistent (grammatically speaking), and in a very perfect world, finding the time to rebuild the site in such a manner that it's easier to navigate. It's easy enough for regulars to view the site blog style, but I feel bad for random visitors trying to bounce around. I think I can do better, so cross your fingers!

5 comments:

Marvo said...

Happy Birthday! May the ice creams you buy never get freezer burn.

Julien said...

If the freezer in this house looked like that, it wouldn't be for long. We would jump on that!

Dubba said...

@Marvo: thanks man!

@Julien: you get use to it.... no, better yet, you get spoiled by it :)

Danielle said...

Happy Anniversary! Those photos are such ice cream porn - I got so jealous! Thanks for having such an amazing website. I was just perusing another ice cream blog yesterday and I realized what a great job you do maintaining this one..keep up the good work!

nytetyger said...

Happy happy Anniversary -- and I'm agreeing with everyone else... Ice Cream has a very short life in my freezer... matter of fact, there is some Haagen Daaz Chai Latte calling out to me even as I type.