Although I haven’t met Marie in person yet (she is a friend of a friend) I was psyched when she so kindly offered to write a guest post for me! She has a hilarious blog herself. After you read her guest post, hop on over to her site for a good laugh!
Hi everyone, I’m Marie from Quarterlife Quandary. I’m so excited to do a guest post for Blog is the New Black! When trying to figure out what to write for my guest post, I knew I couldn’t do a recipe. Liz has made so many mouth-watering things on here, there’s no way I could stand up to them (especially that Enchilada Lasagna. Holy yum!) *Edited by Liz to add, I read that old post and burst out laughing at the “beard” comment. Ahahaha!*
But I do want to talk about something very near and dear to my heart. Something I stay up at night dreaming about. Something that fills my heart with such wonder and joy…
Oh man do I love me some fro yo.
I like to consider myself somewhat of a frozen yogurt connoisseur. I’ve tested, tasted, and sampled quite a large variety of different flavors with a myriad of different toppings. Chocolate chips, strawberries, waffle cones…Hey, it’s all in the name of research, right?
This past week, though, I made the pilgrimage to the mecca: Pinkberry.
Pinkberry is the original gangster of the frozen yogurt world. All other places are just imitations of this famous faux ice cream behemoth. When I heard a new location had popped up on Newbury Street in downtown Boston, I bee-lined my way there to partake in it’s tasty pleasure.
After much deliberation, I opted for a strange, but delicious combination: mango and coconut swirl with fresh strawberries, mangos, and white chocolate chips.
Oh. My. Delicious. I died over and over again. Not only was this frozen yogurt amazing, the perfect amount of sweet and tart, but toppings are….get ready for it….UNLIMITED. Yes. UNLIMITED. As in, you can load up on all the cheesecake bites, kiwi pieces, blueberry crumble goodness you want without worrying about the price. Now that is my kind of place.
f it were socially acceptable, I would probably pitch a tent right on the sidewalk outside Pinkberry and start building a shrine of my empty fro yo containers to pay homage to them.
But since my friends, family, and fiancé would probably frown upon me living in a cardboard box, I’ll have to be satisfied with weekly trips. Although, on the plus side, now I can count all the walks to get some as my daily cardio. Right?
Before you go!
I’m preparing to hold my first big fundraising even for my Team in Training goal! As many of you know I have signed up to run the San Diego Rock n Roll marathon with Team in Training on June 5th. I have a personal fundraising goal of $1,900 all to benefit the efforts to help battle a variety of blood diseases. On Monday, January 31, 2011 I will be hosting an online bake sale to help me reach my goal. I am looking for anyone who is willing to donate baked goodies to be auctioned off on at the bake sale. All money raised will go directly to Team in Training to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The deadline to submit an item is Thursday, January 27th. Please email me at stephsbitebybite (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested in participating.
Drop her a line if you are interested in donating something for the auction!