Friday, July 11, 2008
Bringin' Back the Ken Lee
For the first time in months, I must invoke the phrase Ken Lee to describe some new joys in my life: Coffeemate Tiramisu and Orville Redenbacher's Garden Herb and Olive Oil Popcorn.
[For visitors: Earlier this year, my college daughter shared a video with me that made me laugh harder than about anything I had seen/heard in months, and that was in the middle of American Idol idiocy, which tells you that my intelligence was already merely treading water at that time. "Ken Lee" put me over the edge. "Ken Lee" is to be translated as "Can't Live, if Livin' is Without You." I became, shall we say, rather fond of that term and have since applied it to things/people that I simply cannot live without. You must view the video to understand the depth of emotion in this phrase. You don't just go around applying it willy nilly.]
Since the only "herbs" I grew up eating were salt and pepper, I did not know I loved rosemary so much. I luuurve it. My husband does not. He does not like the aroma when I pop this flavor, but my attraction to this popcorn overrides his scorn for the corn, and ultimately his scorn for me when I pop it.
My fear is that not very many other people love this flavor, either, because I couldn't find a picture of it on Orville's site, and I didn't see it in the grocery store yesterday. This made me panic slightly, but I wasn't there for the popcorn at that moment but for something else (And yet, I felt compelled to check for the Herb Popcorn. That shows you how serious I am about this.)
Anyway, for me, these two are Ken Lee worthy.