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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Green Goo of Gnob

I need to make the world AWARE of this lethal drink of the seeming-innocent green. Don't let the cute color deceive you, this drink is EVIL (then again, there are some people who think green denotes evil right off the bat. But green is usually a very delightful color.).
First sip and you're hooked on the most unhealthy tasting stuff ever.
They call it Melon Cream Soda. I call it the Green Goo of Gnob. (That's GN as in GNAW. Yeah I had to find a nifty little handle.)
So we go to this place that Mom can't help but call "Sasserea" in her fancy Spanish tongue, even after all of our attempts to over-emphasize the gringo features of the word "Saizeriya", feeling the authentic Italian as pronounced by Mother--filling ourselves with pizza and steaks.
After a bunch of antics whilst waiting for our food and trying to calm Dan into a nice demure restaurant-goer, drinking cappucino (like soup with little spoons), among other exciting things that EVERYBODY does when they go to restaurants, we finish off with a bang with the melon soda.
I'm still feeling kind of a topsy-turvy stomach due to previous flu experiences, so I safely get myself half a cup of green stuff, but then when the bright idea to pose with my glass hits me, I realize that the Saizeriya label doesn't show up without the green behind it, so I get just enough more to reach to the top of the label. (Notice, I was very careful.)
After my private photo shoot with my glass (less than wonderful photos conglomorated (MOM'S WORD! MOM'S WORD!) to the left), I emerge victorious with these fine photos.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU emerge? YOU emerge? I wanted to emerge! *sniff*

thas it young lady, you will have your posting priviledges revoked for a MONTH!

(inside joke...... uh, yeah)

1/05/2006 12:27 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

You may be hooked. But I think that drink is crap. I hate it. YUCKY!!

1/05/2006 3:03 AM  
Anonymous lil ninars said...

Ooh, does that green stuff taste as kitsch as it looks?
Somehow, the subtitles give it a Japanese feel, or maybe that's just the bright colors. (or maybe I'm traumatized with Lost in Translation)

1/05/2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger crazynik said...

I think melon soda is the foulest drink ever invented on earth...actually melon flavored anything.
Whoever thot it up deserves to die.

1/05/2006 10:46 AM  
Blogger Poochies said...

oh man I miss saizeriya...but I don't miss melon soda :D heh

1/05/2006 11:47 AM  
Anonymous sunster munster said...

I like melon soda too. There aren't many of us. It's especially good with ice cream. Melon float! And yes, conglomerated is a mom word. Mom singlehandedly made us smart, do you realize that? Gotta love' er.

1/05/2006 12:05 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Mister Dan: you can't hide from me under an anonymous cloak. I'll tell you something, it was harder for me to pose with beautiful faces than it was for you to snap the photos.
So there.
Mark: I think it's yucky too! But it's super yummy sometimes. Especially the creamy stuff, when you're thirsty on a hot summer day. It really does it to you, but it makes you feel like such a sinner.
lil ninars: It's just melon!
crazynik: I know, I hate melon flavor. It's like the food industry suddenly ran out of ideas...and I'm almost positive I would like it more with just about any other flavor. But the creaminess is good. AND SO IS THE COLOR!!!
sunny: Melon float sounds yummy. I'll put that on my list of 10 things to do before I die:
Live a successful life, get married, have babies, get rich, get famous...make a melon float...

1/05/2006 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and go to shakeys...

1/06/2006 12:50 AM  
Blogger lils said...

I miss saizeriya, all you can drink and cheap cheap pastas! I love how you can find them anywhere you walk in japan. Even outback saitama.

You look cute!

1/06/2006 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Cousin Allen of Mackinac said...

Oh Florence, I'm with you on this one! We currently have a Thai exchange student and I have a bottle of Green Goo of Gnob CONCENTRATE(!) in my 'fridge at this moment. She picked it up in an Asian grocery in Lansing, MI over Christmas. Bleeack! Foul doesn't begin to describe this unnatural brew. With apologies to lovers of Japanese food... this stuff ranks with Natto!

If you ever come to the Midwest you should try Big Red Soda. Just as foul, but RED! Sorta fake cinnamon(ish) flavor.

Hi cousins!

2/09/2006 11:11 AM  

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