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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Yogurt and the Beatles

Went to Pinkberry on Tuesday, a Los Angeles frozen yogurt place that opened 3 locations in New York not so long ago, perhaps a few months ago, maybe back in September, I'm not really sure, but not too too long ago.

Anyway, I thought it was frozen yogurt, as in the ice-cream type stuff, like TCBY (what ever happened to those places, by the way? do they still exist?). But Pinkberry is actual yogurt, made from fermented milk, the kind of yogurt that tastes tart, the kind of yogurt I'm not a huge fan of.

I went with my friend to the 32nd Street location. It was fairly busy. The place is bright and nicely designed. One can pick either regular frozen yogurt or greentea yogurt. They have various fruits and chopped nuts and dessert-type things you can put in your yogurt.

The front of Pinkberry

So I got two separate orders. One was regular frozen yogurt with mangos and kiwis. The other was regular frozen yogurt with cocunut and smashed up Oreo's. I mean, like I said, I'm not a huge fan of regular yogurt. With the fruit and with the other stuff it certainly tasted pretty decent, and I suppose it's a bit healthier than ice cream or whatever. So I guess I wouldn't mind eating it again but I didn't find it spectacular. If you like yogurt, though, you might enjoy it a good bit more than I did, although it really just seems like it's popular because of the cool name and the cute serving cups and everything.

One of my yogurts with guess which toppings?

On a completely unrelated topic, I've really become re-obsessed with the Beatles. My first obsession with the Beatles started at the end of my senior year of high school when I heard an alternative version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." I was blown away by it and spent the next year listening to the vast array of Beatle's music.

Right now I'm really into Let it Be, which is a controversial album for reasons I really don't care to discuss right now. However, to give a little bit of background, the Beatles had decided they wanted to go back on tour and convened someplace in London, perhaps the Abbey Road studios, to practice new songs they would play. They never did end up going back on tour, but the songs they put together were finally released a little while after they broke up, in 1970 I believe, although perhaps it was '69.

Although they never did go on tour they did perform their famous 'rooftop' concert. I find it to be one of the pinnacles of Western civilization. I encourage you to go to YouTube and watch some footage. Type in "Beatles rooftop concert," or you could try "Beatles and one after 909" or "Beatles and don't let me down" or "Beatles and i've got a feeling."