Thursday, July 01, 2010

haphazard hospitality

Iris and Lola were enjoying Otter pops yesterday in Golden Gate Park, and like Proust's madeleine, Iris's Otter pop brought back memories.

"I remember," she reminisced happily, "how once Momdude was shouting because there was no food in the house, and she was having a dinner party and people were coming in like five minutes and she wanted a big dinner and there was NO FOOD in the house. So me and Daddude went to the store, and he said, 'We're just here for the fundamentals; we're just gonna get what Mommy needs for dinner. Oh, and Otter pops.'"

(I assure you all that whenever I have a dinner party, I plan the menu the day ahead, and I start cooking well ahead of time).


hughman said...

i'll bite. what are otter pops?

Silliyak said...

$1.50 a box

the Drunken Housewife said...

An Otter pop is the cheapest, lowest form of popsicle imaginable. It's a long plastic tube filled with frozen, garishly colored water. As Lola says, "People think the purple one is a different flavor from the red one, but they all taste the same."

Michele said...

Check out the comparison with Fla-Vor-Ice. Very interesting.
redyak dot com/rants/OVF/OvF.htm

hughman said...

yeah, i was a little suspicious of the 5 minute mark.