Wednesday, June 24, 2009


How very appropriate that my 100th post is about a struggle that I've dealt with numerous times on this very blog.

Everyone has heard my plea for my beloved Minute Maid Light Lemonade. Droves of people (okay, okay...maybe 2 or 3 people) have text messaged me, mentioning that they've seen the allusive cans of liquid gold (all of which ended up being either the regular Minute Maid Lemonade or the bottles of Minute Maid Light Lemonade).
When I thought that all hope was lost, my dear friends Julie and Chris special ordered me 5 cases of my lemonade for my birthday. When they brought it out, it literally brought tears to my eyes. I had made a plan: One lemonade a day and my birthday gift would last me 2 months.
Around April I was nearing the end of my supply of lemonade. Panic attacks would wake me up in the middle of the night (okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic). I shared my fear with my mother and the following is a photo diary of my family's quest in St. Louis to find my happiness...

Nothing. No Lemonade. Whatever store this is would be considered a failure.

My brother Zack, wondering how it is possible that this particular store does not carry MMLL.
Close, but no. My sister-in-law Jade sees that regular lemonade is not quite good enough.

Look at the extreme joy!

(I had to throw this picture in here, too. If you look to the left of Jade's head you will see the symbol of my very favorite gas station. Oh, how I miss you QT.)

In all, my mom brought 15 (!!!!!) cases of my favorite beverage to Nashville when we met for the Dave Matthews/Jason Mraz concert.
Thank you so much, mom! I love you!!
And to the rest of you....may your day bring you nothing but sunshine and your favorite beverage.


whatnot said...

Missouri is obviously superior to North Carolina in the beverage category. We have fabulous wineries, Anheiser Busch (for a while longer anyway) and of course, Minute Maid Light Lemonade.

Commodore Lerve said...

What would I get if I was able to bring the Light directly to a grocery store near you?

saucybellum said...

Mom...yes, you are right. STL is far superior when it comes to beverages. win a blog written specifically for you. Hey, what can I say? I'm cheap!

whatnot said...