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Monday, March 18, 2013

In Seconds, People. Seconds.

I was chatting with Lori the other night and admitted I own two blenders. Here's the real secret, though: I am now thinking about getting a third. Why? Because Lori said this: "So I bought a blender. Because it can turn ice into snow in seconds.

Oh my God.

Ice. Into snow. In seconds. I totally need one of these. I love frosty drinks. I live where it is hot, hot, hot. How do I not have one of these already?

The search was on. If you search sno-cone maker, you get something that looks like this:

An example of ice to snow. In seconds.
And costs anywhere from $1000 to a monthly salary. Huh. What about that. Since I'm not looking to cool off an entire elementary school, or intoxicate all of Cancun at spring break, perhaps something smaller. 

At which point, I found this:

The Margaritaville Margarita Maker
Now, far be it from me to give Jimmy Buffett margarita tips, but this thing costs anywhere between $450 and $550, depending on where you buy it. It's a fancified blender. That's it. It doesn't have to have the word "Margaritaville" on it in order to take me there. Although, the thing the man knows better than margaritas and music is money making, so maybe he doesn't need tips from me anyway...

Still, given that I already have two blenders that work perfectly well, maybe I don't have to have one that turns ice into snow in seconds. As it is, I can have a smoothie, a frozen lemonade, or yes, a margarita, in less than three minutes. I guess that's fast enough. And if I'm wrong, I can always go this route:

And I won't even feel guilty adding liquor!
Those are (admittedly envious) Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


3 comments:

Lori Stewart said...

The Ninja, and it *does* turn ice into snow in seconds! I pulled it out on Saturday, and made bright green Hop-Skip-Go-Nakeds. Over snow. In seconds. $99 at Best Buy, it jumped into my cart.

BostonPobble said...

Lori ~ And what exactly is a Hop-Skip-Go-Naked, green or other otherwise? Methinks you are holding out on me...

Lori Stewart said...

It's new! (to me.) And they were only green for a St. Patrick's day celebration.

Limeade
1 can

Tequila(Use limeade can to measure; 1 can)

Corona-1 bottle

Cherry 7-up (or similar white soda)

Tastes margarita-y.