Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trouble in paradise...

The other day I ran to the store for some ice cream for my man and I nearly lost my mind. I stood in the frozen isle, DUMBFOUNDED, for like 15 minutes (no exaggeration) because I couldn't find the Blue Bell...then I remembered that they don't sell Blue Bell in Montana. Cracker Barrel (which I always call Crate & Barrel on accident) claims to serve Blue Bell with their pie, but I bet if I pressed the waiter he'd cave and admit it's just some dumb ol Northern brand of non Blue Bell ice cream.

They also show commercials for Chick-Fil-A here. But there is no Chick-Fil-A...so you get to see all the deliciousness on TV but don't even think about working up a craving for that insanely perfect chicken sandwich or the worlds greatest lemonade...don't even THINK about thinking about their Ice Dreams...Amanda, you feel me on this one sister. Don't even think about it yall, because there is no Chick-Fil-A to be found in my neck of the woods.

Last week I honestly drooled over a Sonic commercial for an extra long chili dog with tots and a Cherry Limeaide. You know what? There's no Sonic here either. Amanda said Sonic had failed her previously, so I kept telling myself not to miss Sonic. Sonic hasn't been living up to it's full potential so I'm not missing out right? RIGHT? can you hear the panic in my voice? I mean, can you read the panic in my words? Maybe I'll just walk to Arby's an order a Route 44 Diet Coke to prevent the shakes from coming on.

Why do they advertise food you can't get? Don't they know what that could do to a person? Especially a person who's addicted to food and very easily influenced by commercials.

I spent too many days craving the food I couldn't get here, so I decided to do something about it. I wasn't even going to attempt to replicate Chick-Fil-A...I mean who are we kidding here? I'm only one woman.

So I made chili...and we turned the left overs into chili dogs. They were pretty good too.

So the moral of my ridiculous little story is that if you are blessed enough to live in a city with Chick-Fil-A or Sonic...or Blue Bell...or queso...GO. Get off your computer and go eat, go eat it NOW. All of it. And send me what's left :)

5 comments:

Amanda said...

I was about to cry for you, then I read your last paragraph and started laughing. That is so cruel to show Chick-fil-a and Sonic commercials in a market with no such restaurants! What in the world? I have to say that yesterday I had the perfect Chick-fil-a sandwich - the only one I've truly enjoyed since I got pregnant. It was good stuff. Well when are you coming down again? We should have a potluck of southern fast foods when you're here. I mean it! That would be so funny!

Erin said...

I'll be home in November...a southern fast food pot luck it is!!!!!!!!!!!! Who's with us? Missy? Stephanie? Megan? Jenny? AnnMarie? I say we have a B-tudy reunion!!

The Barfuss Family said...

I'm SO in for a fast food pot luck. I'll even make that yummy queso from this summer.
Because I care about your well being, I won't be like Amanda and mention the fact the my hubby brought home a TRAY of nuggets from Chick-Fil-A that someone brought to his school. :)

Heather said...

As soon as I started reading this I feared that you were going to say there was no Sonic.....WHAT?!?!? Oh, girlfriend. I am leaving right now to go there and order a Route 44 Diet Coke in your honor. I don't like diet coke, but I will sacrifice for you, friend!!! I know you are dying seeing the commercials and not being able to get the food. What is up with that? I love the idea of a fast food buffet. I might road trip to TX for that!! :)

Keri said...

We have Chick-fil-a and Sonic commercials, here, too, and we don't have those restaurants in our town. BUT...we do have them within an hour from here. SO...go to their websites and put in your zip code and see where the closest one is! You might get a pleasant surprise!!

I've never had this ice cream you speak of..being a Yankee girl...BUT (another BUT) I can tell you that Blue Bunny Ice Cream is my FAVORITE!!! If you haven't had it, maybe try it (if it's at your stores) and possibly it could be a suitable fill-in until you visit home?