Sunday, May 16, 2010

Open letter to Silk Soy Milk and the White Wave Company:

I had been wondering what was up with my latest carton of Vanilla Silk, which tastes funny. Cloying! Not good AT ALL. So from your Web site I learn that indeed, you have gone and changed the recipe. "The taste you love is more lovable than ever. We've reformulated our most popular Silk flavors, Original and Vanilla, so they now taste better than ever." Why do you think they're so damn popular?! Did we learn nothing from the New Coke fiasco?

I have been drinking Vanilla Silk with my cereal EVERY morning for as long as I can remember. Looks like I've gotta find a new breakfast companion. How truly disappointing.

(Not to mention that sleight-of-hand with the new "all natural" label instead of "organic"—to account for your new nonorganic main ingredient. What's next? High fructose corn syrup? I expected more from you!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Spider on dad's tomato plant. Doing its job.

Dead beetle. But shiny and somehow beautiful.