There is no way in hell I could resist this fantabulous challenge, issued by Lillian, for dVerse in which it’s all about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream… More particularly, the flavours listed below (the dates are when they were in service or laid to rest. But here’s the rub. We cannot write about ice cream, AND, we cannot change the names of the flavours. The only thing we are allowed to do is add punctuation and play with the capitalisation. We could use one or two or, in my case, ALL of the flavours. Hope you smile as much as I did, writing this baby! We actually visited the factory back in 2010 so…
At the factoryChange is Brewing – current Half-Baked – created in 2000 -still going strong Urban Bourbon – 2017 -still going strong Coffee Coffee Buzzbuzzbuzz – current Wavy Gravy – 1993 – 2001 Urban Jumble – 2000 -2001 Dastardly Mash – 1979 – 1991 Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie – 1992 – 1993 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – limited edition available July 18 to 25, 2008 Late Night Snack – 2010 – 2014
Imagine Whirled Peace – 2007 – 2013 Sugar Plum – 1989 – 1990 Economic Crunch – only in 1987 during the stock market crash
This is Nuts 2001 – 2002
A change is brewing, my dear
the time has come
What do I mean, my Sugar Plum?
It’s time for what?
I’ll tell you what!
To say goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
This urban jumble of a jungle
This constant coffee, coffee, buzzbuzzbuzz
This is nuts, I say, nuts!
This economic crunch forces us
to go go go, a dastardly mash
a non-stop dash
And for what I tell you?
For some half-baked notion
that more is more?
Well, it’s not
I wanna slow things down
feel wavy gravy while we partake
of the urban bourbon of life, slow-like
while we imagine a whirled peace
a different way of living
Are you in? What say you? Wait.
How about this? We’ll have a slice of
Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie, or,
if you prefer, some key lime instead,
And plan for our shift in gears.