September 16, 2003

All of a sudden, the world just got smaller and milkier...

It's world of laughter. A world of tears. A world of hopes, and a world of fears. It's a world where they have drive-through milk stores, if you can believe that. And it's a world where, apparently, the following actually took place.

I just got this email (bearing the title "When Worlds Collide") from Michele, famous blogger and this blog's generous, blogspot-removing benefactor:

So, I go to the drive-through Dairy Barn a few minutes ago. I'm playing Revenge is Sweet on the stereo. The kid hands me my gallon of milk through the car window and says "OH MY GOD! You're listening to MTX! I LOOOOOOVE MTX! Dr. Frank is the greatest! OHMYGOD I love him sooo much! Did you know he has a weblog? He does! It's, with a K, not a C. CHeck it out, he's so RAD!"

All in like two seconds. She didn't even give me a chance to get a word in. I just smiled and said "Cool, I'll check it out!"

What are the odds, eh? I'm sure this girl found it every bit as bizarre that a drive-through milk customer was listening to Revenge is Sweet as Michele found it bizarre to hear a cute, enthusiastic little advert for from a member of the Dairy Barn staff. There is, of course, just one moon and one golden sun, but this is pushing it, wouldn't you say?

The MTX-aware are a pretty small, incestuous, and cozy group, so chances are I know this girl, or at least have talked to her or corresponded with her in some way. I kind of wonder who it was. Anyway, whoever you are, thanks for the plug, and keep up the good work! We'll get 'em all eventually, one gallon at a time.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 16, 2003 02:50 PM | TrackBack

I'd very much like to see the Dairy Barn Girl post a comment here. I'd like to believe she really exists. "Dairy Barn Girl" sounds kind of mythical, after all.

Posted by: Ben at September 16, 2003 03:40 PM

Did Ben just call me a liar?

Posted by: michele at September 16, 2003 06:33 PM

Dr. Frank is a hotter blogger than Ben Weasel. I would never yell out the milk delivery window at someone who was playing "My Brain Hurts".

Posted by: dairybarngirl at September 16, 2003 06:56 PM

I'm still trying to get over the 'incestuous' comment *lol*

Posted by: Chrees at September 16, 2003 06:56 PM

You're now going to have a slew of people posting here as DairyBarnGirl now.

Posted by: michele at September 16, 2003 07:00 PM

"Dairy Barn Girl" would make a pretty good Queers song, I'd say.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at September 16, 2003 07:07 PM

Yes it would. Does Joe Queer read this blog? If Dairy Barn Girl likes MTX I am sure she like the Queers. I could just imagine how cool of song that could be.

Posted by: mace at September 16, 2003 07:37 PM

aaah!! here's some food for thought. no lie - all my crushes seem to dig MTX, there's
my Krispy Kreme Cutie, the crunchy Taco Bell Babe, the White Hen Chick with the nice legs, the Dunkin Donut's Dame, and my personal favorite
the KFC double D.

Posted by: menofishdig at September 16, 2003 11:32 PM

There's probably more MTX fans than the good doktor thinks, MZB once said that for every fan that writes an author, there are a hundred that do not. The ratio of MTX fans Frank has come into contact with, to those he hasn't probably isn't that high, but I think there are some closet MTX fans

Posted by: Kelly at September 17, 2003 01:54 AM

"Everyone wearing a MTX shirt gets a free medium soda".

True story.

I thanked the kid behind the counter, then I thanked my Alcatraz tee...Possibly the most beautiful album cover in rock and roll history.

I believe we had a Dairy Barn in Wheeling, IL. I think it was actually a drive through convenience store. It was shaped like a barn anyway.

Posted by: Tim at September 17, 2003 06:06 AM

It would have been better if your friend had been listening to Milk Milk Lemonade. Those blog titles just write themselves!

Posted by: justin banal at September 17, 2003 08:11 AM

'The MTX-aware are a pretty small, incestuous, and cozy group'. I'm feeling that. I printed off the 'she runs out when the money does' and 'everybody knows you're crying' lyrics earlier and just read them in the school library whilst analysing othello.

Posted by: Georgina at September 17, 2003 11:06 AM

I remember walking into the Fireside Bowl on the Nside of Chicago one time, wearing my bleu *Song about Girls* shirt and little did i know that the Plus One's were opening that nite! Talk about spittin in the wind - Joel came up and said hi 2 all my friends and proceeded to compliment me on my shirt. Talk about Ackward 2 the Max. = P

Posted by: Allyson at September 17, 2003 12:51 PM

I don't think I've ever seen a drive through milk store here in Texas. We do, however, have many drive-through liquor stores. Are those common in other places or is it a Texas thing?

Posted by: Josh Maxwell at September 17, 2003 01:36 PM

I could be wrong, but I don't think we have them in Maryland. Sounds convenient though. But I do some of my best shoulder stretches reaching for the carton with the latest expiration date at the back of the milk fridge at the supermarket, and would want to be deprived of the exercise.

Posted by: JB at September 17, 2003 06:11 PM


Posted by: JB at September 17, 2003 06:14 PM

Hey, the Plus Ones story (by Allyson) actually reminds me of something ... When I was in Santa Cruz (CA) for a month (back in july '98), I went to a local show ... wearing my "and the women who love them" shirt. When leaving the concert hall, I passed this guy who said "hey ... nice shirt!" and smiled. My girlfriend, afterwards *swore* that THAT "guy" was Joel. Not knowing if he actually was, or wasn't has bothered me ever since ;). So my question: does Joel have any connection to SANTA CRUZ ... or maybe: the Huxtables, No Use for a Name and/or the Muggs :). Heh heh ... just wondering!

Have a nice day!

Arjan van Geel
-The Netherlands

Posted by: Arjan at September 18, 2003 12:17 AM

There is a chain of drive through liquor stores in Kenosha called Shenanigan's.

I only used the window once...when I was 18.

I have no idea why they haven't been shut down.

Posted by: Tim at September 18, 2003 05:07 AM

I dont know about the connections but I know I have a connection with *No Use for a Name* because they rock my socks!!!! XD

Posted by: Allyson at September 18, 2003 01:05 PM

"yay!" for No Use :). Heh heh. Which reminds me to buy a ticket for their upcoming show in Amsterdam (3-oct-2003). Thanks for reminding me, Allyson ;). I just *love* their song "on the outside" ... and hope to hear it live (again).

PS Sorry everyone for NOT sticking to the original THEME of this posting. I'm very, very new at this (this is actually the FIRST blog i have ever encountered/read :)). So any advice on what is permitted / good blogging-board behavior would be very appreciated !!!

Posted by: Arjan at September 18, 2003 11:24 PM

Yes maryland has drive through liquor stores. that's why it's more redneck than virginia.
Chach :)
Sorry for turning this into a message board.

Posted by: chach at September 23, 2003 12:01 AM
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