Andrea Bernadette and the Wall of Finer Things

Summer Popsicle Madness and Other Lesser Known Mania

I love email chains with my friends.  I feel so happy during the day when we are all on the same page and talking about the same thing when we’re really supposed to be doing work.  Whatever, happiness increases productivity. Last week, while hammering out our holiday plans, we veered into dangerous territory: popsicles.  Now, I have thrown some massive shade at popsicles and recipes in the past but something in me this summer snapped and all I can think about are popsicles. I even went so far as to purchase a fancy mold (cheaper here than on Amazon even with shipping cost) and went Summer Popsicle Mad. Armed with a Buzzfeed list, I went on my quest for the perfect summer popsicle to enjoy for the holiday weekend. I originally wanted the Pimm’s Cup pops but I could not part with my pre-dinner Pimms so I skipped one down to the Watermelon Tequila Mint popsicles.  Results? I liked them! My friends on Friday liked them! I was pleased with the shape of the mold (though the pops were challenging to remove from the mold) and the quality of the recipe! Are popsicles a silly endeavor? Yes. Are they a silly endeavor with positive outcomes such as gleeful buzzes and smiles? Yes.  Verdict? Success! 

I am super jazzed about these Maple Brown Derby Pops!

  • Me: So, to review: tomorrow I'm going to the gynecologist and then am hanging out with [redacted], against my will but in keeping with my manners.
  • Michelle: that sounds like a pretty shitty day

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cmdrk:

happy fourth, buddy.

cmdrk:

happy fourth, buddy.

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Our neighborhood butcher is closing this weekend and this sign broke my meat-eating heart. The German wieners were something truly special. I have only the frankfurters, bratwurst and scrapple to console me.

Our neighborhood butcher is closing this weekend and this sign broke my meat-eating heart. The German wieners were something truly special. I have only the frankfurters, bratwurst and scrapple to console me.