Friday, August 5, 2011

I had a slurpee today...
not really sure what flavor it was

So I really wanted to try the Slurpee of the month today, you know, Berry Citrus Slam, the one that mixes raspberry and orange. I'm a big fan of all things raspberry, but the thing is, it was a beautiful day, and I really wanted to take a walk today. So, I did both. That's right, I got my sorry self out of my desk chair and walked a blinding 8/10ths of a mile to the nearest 7-11. Oh yeah, do I know how to exercise or what?

Look, don't get me wrong, I admire anyone that still manages to exercise, and one of these days I will replace my mountain bike that was stolen from me when I was a kid, but until then, an occasional 20-30 min walk is about as much dedication as I can mange right now.

To make things a little more fun, I've popped the free miCoach app from Adidas onto my phone, so it will clock my "speed" (if you can call it that). It also draws a map of your walk thanks to it's use of GPS. What can I say, I'm a geek that likes my new phone.

So I get to 7-11 and am greeted by a bit of a mystery. The machine has the big WWE banner on it telling me to try the new flavor, but the actual spout on the machine says it's still spitting out THOR's Blue Lightning Blast Slurpee. Hmm, interesting. Thor is raspberry and tangerine, WWE is raspberry and orange. Am I suppose to pretend like there's a difference here? Oh well, I'm gonna grab a 22oz medium blu-ish slurpee for $1.81 and go back outside.

Sorry, I was thirsty and took several chugs before taking my picture. The thing will blue raspberry is that it overrides everything. I think at most the tangerine/orange flavor has mellowed it out a little. I will admit that when you stop drinking it, there is a bit of mild orange cream flavor buried under the sugary aftertaste.

I drank about two thirds and considered myself good to go. I threw the last bit in the trash and headed back to the office. It's not a bad Slurpee, but it's still basically a blue raspberry Slurpee.

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