Frozen Yogurt tales

So when it comes to frozen yogurt, I consider myself a connoisseur. My boyfriend says I am a food snob. Either way, I just have a really deep LOVE for frozen yogurt. I even drove 40 minutes out of the way on my way home from Kentucky to get some. This is how much I love it. With this all in mind and the fact that I walked in after having a really downer-kind of day, let me tell you this little story.

Bentonville is a little behind the craze. But they did recently open a new place called YumYos. I've been excited to try it out and today I did just that. Here's how it played out... I walk in and some girl, hopped up on redbull, is behind the counter and says, "is this your first time here?" I say "yes.." and she's like "oh!" and walks all the way over from the counter to tell me how to do the yogurt. "We have 15 different flavors and you just get a bowl and the middle lever.." me interrupting--"combines the flavors" (yeah i get it) she continues "and we have thirty six different toppings, so be sure to try them all out!" I kinda wanted to be like, 'sweetie, this isn't my first time in america, but thank you?'

Anyways, My usual go-to is the cali tart with a bunch of fruit. So, i grab my bowl and start pouring, and the second it hit my bowl, I already knew it was no good. The color and texture were not right at all. so i moved to the strawberry. The strawberry looked like a better consistency so I gave it a go. Popped on some not-so-fresh fruit toppings and paid a whopping $4.76. I had one bite, and was disheartened. The strawberry flavor wasn't horrible, it was just very mediocre and just not what i'm use to i suppose. but I dug to the bottom to try the tart, and was seriously grossed out. It wasn't tart, it was SOUR. So i ate all the fruit off the top, downed a few more bites of strawberry, then thought, maybe the tart wasn't that bad. So i tried it again, and I couldn't help but make a face. It was absolutely horrible.

But then I came home, gave it to my little sister and mom, and they thought it was great. But it is kind of a fact that my mom has highly desensitized taste buds so that really doesn't say much.

I will say the best frozen yogurt i've ever had is probably fro.zen.yo in DC. But it also could have something to do with the fact I was very hungry the 2 times I had it. But still. I  believe it's completely delicious. Also Spoon It Up in provo is high on my charts and Yogurtland is delicious as well. and red mango is good, but the non-self-serve thing kinda blows.

I tried to tell my boyfriend how after you've had the good stuff, the bad stuff is so apparent. It's like if all you had ever eaten was Spaghetti-o's you wouldn't know what you were missing out on. But after you had say, carrabba's spaghetti, you would never go back to spaghetti-o's  (unless of course, you are homeless, on the verge of death and someone hands you a can of spaghetti-os). He claims he can't taste a difference between any of the places. And thus, I am a food snob. But if I am, so be it. I just like good quality yogurt. sue me!

(and wow this was the longest post ever about yogurt)


hello sunshine

There comes a point during every winter where you realize winter just kinda sucks. and you can't help but yearn for spring. Well folks, that time has come. I have to say, winter hasn't bothered me that much this year. But the last three days have been a nice sunny, 70 degrees which is soon to fade, i'm sure, but it made me realize how great 70 degrees is. In my heart, I'm done with winter--I'm moving onto spring. I've already seen the swimsuits appearing in target and walmart (i'm staying away from malls these days, so that's all i have to go off) and I've seen the bright colors in the clothing. It's coming!!!

Some other random items of note..

Essie nailpolish is now sold at walmart!! I saw the display in the cosmetics section and then fell in love with about 30 colors, but settled for one---called cute as a button. And i'm in love with it.
looks kinda like this
I have a new obsession with the color coral. Its just so pretty all of a sudden. (similar to my stripes obsession, except no money to buy things with--but i do still love my stripes)

I saw Social Network (finally--i'm so behind the times these days) good movie, but kinda surprised its up for best picture...

I got ticket #8 back in january, a nice big speeding ticket from a not very nice cop, that i still need pay. I'm trying really hard these days not to speed. I've been using cruise control everywhere i go.

I ran 5 miles today!!! That is a lot for me. I like to run and I run often, but I typically run 3 miles and RARELY i'll do 4. And once I ran 6 miles. But I decided I'm going to my first half marathon and I don't have very long! April 2. So wish me luck!

Oh and I forgot to say in my last post, the best part about my random trip to Kentucky. I pulled a little surprise. After she begged me to come, I told her I wasn't, and then pulled some great moves of trickery, and then showed up about 5 minutes after the other guy i drove up with had showed up. It was hilarious and awesome. I love surprises. And usually i'm really bad at holding in surprises, but luckily I only had to hold this one for a few hours.

That's all i got for now. I know picture-less posts are boring...so i'll post pictures next time. Promise!


the day after tomorrow

Remember that dumb movie? I only saw it bc Jake Gyllanhal was in it. Anyways, the weather has been crazy here. But you probably know that unless you live in Africa or something. I got home from Utah on Tuesday morning. Wednesday morning I woke up to this:

I've lived in St Louis/Bentonville my whole life and I have never seen that much snow out here that I can remember. I had heard about all the snow while in Utah and was kinda like, "yeah, yeah, i've lived in utah the last 5 years...snow schmow." But I drove to walmart today and it really was weird.


I have never seen snow like that here in Arkansas. It seemed so out of place, so foreign..and wrong. In that aspect, it was really weird. Crazy weather. But although the weather's been a bit chilly the last couple days, the 10 day forecast has given me much to look forward to!!