4.4 Icees per month

March 30, 2009

Cheap, Eco-Freaky, Lloyd

I love Icees. They are the best thing to drink in the whole world. Lauren would like to put a soda fountain in the kitchen, but I say an Icee machine. She can always let the Icee melt. Lauren has come up with all sorts of reasons for me to have some number fewer than 4.4 Icees a month, and I have had to adapt. My first line of defense is to get them when she doesn’t know about it. So I always have an Icee on Bad Movie Night and when I fill up with gas. But when I fill up with gas I have to get one in a 32 once plastic cup, and Lauren can smell those a mile away (she thinks they end up in the Pacific Ocean, I point out that they are recyclable).

However, we have reached a detente of sorts. I can get Icees if I have a cup with me. So I always travel prepared. The cups are in the back seat. The straws are under the visor (in case you ever need one). I’m the only person who brings Wal*Mart cups into the Wal*Marts.

Hmmm, I seem to be running low.

Long, no spoon.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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17 Responses to “4.4 Icees per month”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I think you meant to say you reached an “al dente” of sorts. Lauren is being firm, but not hard, about her plastic rule. She’s “al dente”.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Speaking of Icees, I just realized this past year that when people talk about “brain freeze”, they really do mean that their heads hurt. I do not experience brain freeze. My throat may hurt if I drink an Icee too fast, but my head never feels it.

    I wonder how many people don’t brain freeze. Maybe the government should research it. Maybe I should. Do you think I could get a grant?


    • Deanne Said on:

      That’s so interesting. I never knew there were people who didn’t experience brain freeze!


    • Lloyd Said on:

      No brain freeze here either, but I too can get the frozen throat. I actually thought that’s what a brain freeze was. I wondered why they called it that.


    • ratty Said on:

      i’m wondering if ‘brain freeze’ has anything to do with ‘brain SIZE’?? brain too small? brain too large?
      hrmm. either way, i think i’ll NOT ‘fess up… heh.


  3. Beth Said on:

    I seem to forget that I can get icees at Wal*Mart (why do you use an asterisk?). I need to remember that more often. Like, ever.


  4. Deborah Said on:

    What kind of Icee is that? Pumpkin?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      It doesn’t even look a tiny little bit like pumpkin. Not at all. No sir.


      • Deborah Said on:

        You’re right. It doesn’t look like pumpkin. It looks like “yellow yucky”. Let me know if you need an explanation.


        • Peggy Said on:

          Maybe it’s Plasma flavored. It’s the exact color of blood plasma. I know because there’s a picture of my plasma in my phone.


          • Lauren Said on:

            Heh. You two funny.

            It’s cola, because that’s the only kind of Icee LLoyd likes. In fact, when he sees that a place (say -- Runza) only has blue and red Icees he’ll say, “I’ll take a cola Icee.” They’ll respond, “Sorry, we just have blue or red.” Lloyd will scoff and say, “Pffff. Why bother?”

            That’s right, folks. An Icee snob.

  5. Peggy Said on:

    I’ve been told numerous times that my brain seems to be in a never ending brain freeze. Does that count as a yes?


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