San Pellegrino Limonata remains nature's perfect drink

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/10/19 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/10/19/10452863.aspx


Today is Saturday, right? Let's go a little off topic, to my favorite off topic topic!

I am going to talk about something that I haven't talked about in a while.

Limonata.

I could blame it all on Catherine A. Wissink for introducing me to it. But why be unhappy with the fair maiden Limonata, the most significant of all my significant others?

It is the best and most important drink out there.

The Roman and Greek gods of old would whisper about ambrosia.

But even ambrosia knows it can't hold a candle to Limonata.

It almost took me to Apple a few years back. But Teresa keeps me stocked up on Limonata, so I can keep it in my refrigerator in building 86.

She knows not only the store it's in (Costco) but which Costco has it, making her my enabler!

It works well ice cold, like coca-cola.

But it also works at room temperature, when coca-cola is like cold pancakes with no syrup.

All soft drink style beverages can elicit belches, but there is but one that is lemony good.

Once again, it's Limonata.

I feel obliged to capitalize.it, before I would capitalize.my own name (if it ever came to that.

And why not? I cannot claim to always be worthy of a proper noun for my name, and certainly some ex girlfriends would consider michael Kaplan to be more appropriate.

But calling it limonata just seems worse than wrong; it feels almost sacrilegious.

So here in the holy temple of SiaO (Sorting it all Out), we say the uשהחינו (Shehecheyanu) over only one holy nectar: Limonata..

Everything else is just a drink.... 😏;-)


John Cowan on 19 Oct 2013 2:15 PM:

Omayn!  Except when I tried to post just that, it wouldn't let me.  Let's try again.

—the Shabbes goy

Porges on 24 Oct 2013 7:21 PM:

My favourite soft drink is Chinotto, of which San Pellegrino make a good version.

Unfortunately I only know one place that sells it here and they stopped selling it recently.


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