Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I can't believe I forgot to tell you guys this. The other day I was just hanging out on the curb, eating a popsicle, minding my own business, when someone recognized Y and me as those people with the white dog who wears glasses on a blog.

By my calculations, the odds of that happening are slim to none.

Okay, fine, that may not be exactly how it happened. I may have driven by the gourmet popsicle store a month before it opened, noticed its unique idea and cool font, and gotten excited. Blame it on my advertising background, but I get excited when businesses put effort into their identity. Especially in this city, where you are likely to see a tattoo parlor with a comic sans logo.

Anyway, I
may have googled the gourmet popsicle place, Geauxsicles, as soon as I got home. And I may have added them on both facebook and twitter. And then I may have tweeted about them several times. And they may have tweeted me back. We basically knew each other.

So when I went in for my first taste of gourmet popsicle goodness, I probably should not have been shocked when the guy behind the counter (Hi Walter!) asked if Y and I had a white dog and assumed the alias Just Dandy. But I was shocked. I probably looked at the Geauxsicles staff as if they had just [insert the creepiest thing involving popsicles you can think of here]. Add that to the list of awkward moments I'll never get back.

But you know what? I got a popsicle out of it. And not only was it delicious, but someone put effort into every little thing that goes in to making a popsicle and selling it. And I don't know about everyone else, but I appreciate that.

{photo from the geauxsicles facebook page}

My first pop:
And next time I'll be trying...


  1. Daci, I'm just going to say it: it's girls like you that make it fun to come to work every day.

    We like cool stuff too, and we care about the little things. We care about making something that's unique....something memorable. We hate hearing that same old chestnut "Yeah, if you want to live someplace cool you gotta leave Shreveport..." We say "No more."

    We are in a position to do something about it and are committed to changing that tired perception. This is our home and we can do better. That's why we built Geauxsicles, that's why we love our customers like you and that's why we spend hours refining...testing...purifying each and every detail until we have nothing left but grace and elegance. That's what keeps folks coming back. People recognize the difference.

    Yeah, that's a bit preachy for a popsicle. Granted. But we do it because it's more than just fruit on a stick. You're experiencing US. You can't get more unique than that.

    Ok, I gotta get back in the kitchen now... ; )

  2. One last thing - thank you for coming in to experience Geauxsicles for yourself. You honor us. Thank you, Daci.

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