I'm not a big junk food eater (well okay, I have my secret vices) but normally a Slurpee wouldn't entice me much, particularly one flavored "Alienade" and colored a shade of blue definitely not found in nature. But on a day when the temperatures hit the high 90s with humidity to match and Slurpees were free for the asking, all bets were off. Plus there was a 7-11 right on our way.
Truth be told, the heat was such that even if hadn't been the store's namesake day, I'd have bought them for my kids anyway. What's more that "Alienade," a combo of blueberry, raspberry and lemonade, wasn't half bad. Don't ask me about what it was made from. I don't want to know. One a year on the 11th of July surely can't hurt.