Friday, July 30, 2010

Adams Street, Quincy

Our story begins Wednesday night. I was on my way to band practice with Truman Highway, and while en-route we stopped at the 7Eleven on Adams St, in Quincy. Now, I've never been in this store before and so, as always, my first instinct is to scope out just how clean and kept up the store seems to be. This particular store was very well cared for, even the outside of the store seemed in excellent condition. Always a good sign for Slurpees! The most interesting thing about this store; it's one of the few I've been to that doesn't enforce a dress code on its employees. I always like that because it means happier workers who don't hate their lives... as much. This store was also (at the particular time of day) fully staffed by attractive girls with an "edgier" clothing style. Another point...

However when I arrived at the main attraction I was shocked to find that only machine chamber not functioning was the Coca Cola! Scandal! After much disappointment I was forced to choose cherry (not particularly my favorite due to the unpleasant tartness that occurs when it is drunk for too long). But that being the only complaint, I can't fault the store too much. Hopefully Coke will be available next week!

So in terms of zero to brain freeze, I give this location full marks (Full on heart stopping, eye crushing, head pounding brain freeze!). So if you're in the Quincy area stop by for yourself. And tell them Mark sent you (they won't know what you're talking about)!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Copley Square, Boston

I wanted to start this blog out on a positive note, so the first store I'll review is my personal favorite. This is a hidden gem of 7-Elevens. On the outside it doesn't look like much. It could definitely use a coat of paint, and maybe a new sign, and of course being in the middle of Boston's Copley Sq. homeless people begging for change outside it's door is a permanent addition. However this hidden oasis has the best kept Slurpee machine I have seen in the entire city. All chambers are always working, and it carries great flavors (including Coca Cola and Mountain Dew, my favorites). The rest of the store is very well kept, and the staff are quick and friendly. On a good day, I'll make two or three visits to this particular store (but that's me). Definitely worth the time of a true Slurpee aficionado.

On a level of slight chill to full on brain freeze, I give this store top marks!



Welcome, new friends!
I am obsessed with Slurpees.

In my opinion they are the best drinks ever created. They have the power to take any kind of day, and just make it good. So, it's understandable (maybe...) that when I enter a 7-Eleven only to find the Slurpee machine is in desperate need of maintenance, that I'm... disappointed. It is for this reason that I've decided the best approach is a passive aggressive one, therefore "the Brain Freeze Blog". This will be my soapbox, to speak out against poorly maintaned Slurpee machines, and to share all the best locations to get your Slurpee fix.

Sure it sounds insane, but, hey, this is the internet after all.

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