I walked into my neighborhood Target tonight, in search of the elusive LIME ICEE.
“What?” you ask. “You went to Target just to look for a lime Icee?”
You bet your sweet bippy I did! In the summer of 2004, the Olympics were held in Greece, Yellow Livestrong bracelets hung on the wrists of hipsters around the country, Usher sang his Confessions, people were still trying to get over what Janet Jackson showed them at the Superbowl, Paris Hilton had made a video, Catwoman showed the world why Halle Berry’s Oscar was a total fluke, and the legendary fall flu vaccination shortage was still months off.
The Lime Icee ruled supreme. Imagine tasting the flavor of green.
I know, I know, in a previous post I spoke of how green smelled, but this is how green tastes.
Alas, like the fleeting scent of Yankee Candle Green Grass, the delicious Lime Icee disappeared.
But last Friday, I was on a side of town that I never go to. I was late for an appointment, but I had to stop into Target for just one thing. As always, I had to look over to the Icee machines, just to see what fantastic flavors they had to offer.
You see, one thing you should know about me is that Icees are my vice, my pleasure. When I become wealthy enough, I will have an Icee machine in my basement. I loves me an Icee.
Anyway, my jaw dropped, my pulse quickened, my mouth was instantly filled with water. There it was: THE LIME ICEE! Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to grab one, but I made a mental note to go to the nearest Target at the next possible moment.
That moment was today.
Image my amazed surprise when I walked up to the counter and discovered: FREE ICEE SAMPLES!!!
Are you freakin’ kidding me?!?! That’s awesome! Any of you ever seen anything like this, before? I mean, this is like Icee-lovers heaven mixed with Icee-lovers Nirvana.
There was one caveat: This particular Target only had Lemon Lime.
Really? Are you kidding me? Crap. I could hear Daryl Hall singing, “So close, but so far away.”
But hey, free Icee samples, right? The good thing was that the lady behind the counter was overly generous with the sample. I think she really didn’t care about selling the Icees. She knew just how cool her job was. She got to give people free freakin’ Icees!
I had fully planned on purchasing an Icee, but after all the samples, I decided to save my money until I could get back to the other Target.
Here is what some of my samples looked like. The Lemon Lime is on the left.
Tomorrow I’m going to the other Target. If they have free samples of Lime, my head just might freakin’ explode.