Monday, January 10, 2011

product may stay: haagen dazs five lemon

I just got off the phone with Haagen-Dazs. Have you had this ice cream?
It is heavenly. It is transporting. It is sublime. It is the best lemon ice cream I have ever eaten, including Aggie Lemon Custard, which is delicious, but tastes the teensiest bit like Joy dishwashing liquid after a while. My one quibble: it has little chunks of zest instead of thin, ethereal ribbons. You'd think Haagen-Dazs could afford a Microplane! So I called to compliment them and talk about the zest issue. I tried very hard to hit all the buzzwords, telling them how controlling I am of the food we eat, and how grateful I am that they make ice cream with no monster ingredients. I think it's important to tell people when they're doing something right. They were gracious and appreciative and promised coupons. I hope they fix the zest.

I think I want a Greek key border for the bathroom tile, but I am having the wiggins about how to make it so there aren't weird seams or jumps in the pattern. Other than trial and error, how do I do this? I'm going to go visit the bathrooms in all the old buildings I can find to see if I can get some ideas for old-tymey patterns.