Friday, October 24, 2014

Almost Jealous of that Pepsi Paper!

I got "mentioned" on Twitter today.  (@Defmall)

I was somewhat taken aback because it doesnt happen much, and almost NEVER by strangers.
(I usually have to initiate the conversation)

So I looked to see who was calling me out, and it's @BrockmanRichie
 Never heard of him.

But he mentioned me because he put together one of these free, online newspaper pages.
His is all about Pepsi Cola  (and apparently there is a connection to Nicole Ritchie)

From an SEO-standpoint, this page ROCKS.
It mentions Pepsi, Michael Jackson, Blanket, Nicole Ritchie...
and for Pepsi-specific content, Its putting this blog to shame. LOL!

Half of the page is in another language that clearly is "Spanish" but I dont want to guess the dialect wrong.    (If you read the page and know the answer, please comment the blog and let me know!)

Any, mad props to the Brockman...his family member Nicole...and his Pepsi Page.
It's the page of a New Generation!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jones and the Scary Sodas

*sigh* well, it's that time again....!

With Halloween right around the corner, Jones Soda has it's new scary flavors popping up!

Surely you are familiar with Jones Soda?
The guys who let you Private Label your own beverages?!
The guys who create all KINDS of flavors...even HOLIDAY flavors?!

Well..I'm walking through Target last night, and I see:

Mr. Jones has apparently decorated for Halloween!

Here, let me give you a better view:

Crazy flavours for this crazy time of year!

If you are hosting a Halloween party...or you're just tired of generic out Jones Sodas for Halloween and live it up a bit!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Say Hello to my Little Friend

The guys wanted to go out to eat lunch yesterday, instead of ordering in.
Hell, we were slow due to the Columbus Day Holiday, so I was ok with it.

We walked about 5 blocks to an "authentic Mexican restaurant"
Read: It wasn' Taco Bell.
(No disrespect there. I like Taco Bell...!)

Anyway, we each ordered an entree...and since I knew It was going to be hot (both temperature hot and spicy hot) I made sure I ordered a Coke with it.

Ans since we were noshing on chips an salsa while WAITING for said entree, I was pleased to see the waitress bring our sodas right away.

Well...I was pleased until she got there.

Being an 'authentic' Mexican restaurant, they brought my Coke in an authentic, glass, bottle.

But if you look closely, you'll see it wasn't much larger than the salt shaker!
Which means they charged my over $2.00 for a lot of glass and a little soda.
Which ALSO means no Free Refills.

So I nursed my Little Coke for as long as I could.

Then, instead of ordering another Coca sin hielo  I had to ask for a vaso de agua

That's what I get for being authentic.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Very Sanitary Refil

Some time ago I lamented how a fast food restaurant would not refill my soda.

Which restaurant?  Roy Rogers.

(How could such a congenial cowboy not give free refills? Right?!)

Well, let me tell you about their change of heart...

Due to the fact that my son and wife feel they have the best Roast Beef anywhere, I have been unable to completely boycott Roy.

So once and again they talk me into going back.
Begrudgingly, of course.

So yesterday we were there....and it occurred to me that the young lady taking my order was rather nice. Uncharacteristically nice given my past experiences here.

While it's been a long while since my LAST bad experience, the soda fountain is still behind the you still have refills on lock down.

Or do you?

I took my empty cup to the counter, found the smiling young lady and innocently asked "Do you refill here?"

"Oh of COURSE." she smiled.

I handed her my cup, and she looked a little concerned for a moment.

"Just take the lid off of it for me, please." she replied.


I took off the lid and she smiled again and refilled my soda.

Handing it back to me she said 'It's a sanitary issue. We dont want to touch the lid or the straw."

Ah! Ok, I GET that.

So Roy...while I lambasted you in the past for poor refill procedures, I commend you today for your new policies. The cleanest, most sanitary refill I've ever experienced.