Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sweet tequila-laced victory

Today started out as a crappy day.  Well, it started yesterday afternoon when I was smacked in the face with lethargy.  One of those “if I don’t lie down and take a nap, I’m going to keel over and die right here” feelings.  Yeah, I’m being overly dramatic, but it sure felt like I was going to keel over.  A 3-4 hour nap in the evening will surely mess up your schedule, so I ended up going to bed for real at like 2 am, waking up at 10:30 still feeling like a zombie.  There’s a point to all this, I swear…I skipped breakfast for the promise of something awesome for lunch…

Zoe's Salad

Yep.  I went there.  Again.  However, I only ate about half…I quit when I was truly full instead of eating past that point and feeling miserable afterward!  Part of the reason I consciously quit early was that I had planned to try a frozen yogurt place, YogenFrüz, and wanted to save room.

YogenFrüz

Mom and I dug in before I had the presence of mind to document it…it was so good and refreshing!  You pick your base and mix a fruit into it, then you can get extra toppings on top (I think that’s how it works!)  I was overwhelmed my first time, so I got a recommended combo featured on a poster – piña colada.  My vanilla frozen yogurt was blended with pineapple and topped with (maybe a bit too much) coconut.  Mom was sassy and made her own creation – chocolate frozen yogurt mixed with cherries and topped with white chocolate curls.  I love how tart and light it was!

chocolate with cherry and white chocolate vanilla with pineapple and coconut

I saw the store front when I was driving around an outdoor mall area a couple of weeks ago and hoped it was one of those “pay by the ounce” yogurt places.  However, they’re more about freshness and simplicity at YogenFrüz, which I’m totally cool with.  When I looked them up, I was delighted to see they’re on Twitter and very active! (Their corporate account is @YogenFruz, fyi)  I tweeted with them a couple of times today about my visit…I just LOVE when companies use social media the right way!

What are your favorite social media-conscious companies?  Have you ever had a situation where a company’s social media presence truly helped you or inspired you to buy their product?

In other news, I set out to run around my neighborhood tonight (1 mile) just to see if I could, and I TOTALLY DID IT! I’ve run longer before, but it took me 14 minutes, and the longest I’ve run lately is about 11 minutes like 3 weeks ago…inside.  It’s a helluva lot harder to run in near-90° heat (it cooled down today because of the rain…it’s been in the triple digits lately!), and I could’ve kept going but wussed out.  I treated myself to a POM Wonderful-laced margarita afterward on the deck for accomplishing what I set out to do.  Ahhh, sweet tequila-laced victory

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