Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Happy Accident Of Liquid Proportions

Hey! I've got a new product coming down the pike! Or, if you're like my millennial college boys, you might say coming down the PIPE! Which would be appropriate this time.

My new product, suitable for marketing on the counter of my proposed handbasket factory...is FLAVORED WATER!

Oh, I know it's already been done. But I'm pretty sure it's made by adding something to regular water. MY flavored water has no additives. It picks up its flavor NATURALLY. In FRIG II.

Yes, my discovery of this new product came quite by accident. It was the day after I returned home from Casinopalooza 2. That evening, in fact. I filled my yellow bubba cup with its second ration of ice cubes that day. Later in the night, as I sipped from the water I had added in the NASCAR bathroom right next to my dark basement lair...I detected a taste. As you know, water should not have a "taste" at all. But now it did.

At first it was very off-putting. Like, dang, I guess the ice cubes in FRIG II got freezer burn while I was in Oklahoma for three days gambling. But then, the flavor started to make itself known. It finished with a flourish. That flavor was BLUEBERRY! Which didn't seem so bad, sipping blueberry water, rather than freezer-burn water. It was almost pleasant. Or at least on the verge of bearable.

I remembered that I had bought Farmer H the blueberry Lenders Bagels this time, rather than the plain ones. He puts strawberry cream cheese on them anyway. It's not like I'm saving him carbs or sugars. Like a man with diabetes who regularly eats Casey's donuts and Snickers bars would care about such a thing, anyway. When I opened up FRIG II, I had noticed the aroma of blueberries. So I suppose that the essence of those blueberries wafted over into the freezer and the ice maker.

Oh, I COULD get a box of baking soda and put in FRIG II to absorb that berry, berry noticeable smell. I have one on the kitchen counter, in fact. But I don't think that will be necessary. I might accidentally create ANOTHER new product if I don't.

3 comments:

Sioux Roslawski said...

Yeah, I wonder what the next flavor will be...

fishducky said...

Your new flavor better not be Farmer H!!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Sioux,
I will have to wait until inspiration strikes! You can't force these things. Though I AM toying with the idea of those savory sodas around Thanksgiving time. My next one might be Broccocaulipeppot! To sip from a heated mug, of course.

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fishducky,
You ain't a-woofin'! I do not want to live in a world that has a signature Farmer H flavor or scent!