“Strange Things Are Afoot at the Circle K”

30 06 2008

My favorite line from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (the only good movie Keanu Reeves has ever done).  The only strange thing right now is that there isn’t one in Lansing!  My girlfriend just called me on her way Circle Khome from Kalamazoo and rubbed it in my face that she was stopping at a Circle K.  This may sound silly because it is just a gas station, but that, so far, is the thing I miss the most about Peoria.  It’s not like their gas is any cheaper or their hot dogs haven’t been in the little roller thing longer.  The thing I miss are the Polar Pops!  32 oz. of sugary goodness for $.75.  Oh sure, you can argue, who needs that much Pepsi…especially when I would stop at the Circle K twice a day or more, but I’m craving it right now.  The cheap styrofoam cups, the crushed ice, and being able to pull three quarters out of my pocket and get a pop.  I almost got out of my truck and did a victory dance when I accidently found a Circle K in Ann Arbor near the Big House.  That was an exciting day.   We used to have Polar Pop runs at my last place of employment.  It’s actually pretty sad.  My boss was on a first name basis and almost to the point of friends with the clerk at the Circle K in East Peoria, IL he went in there so much.  I got to know the overnight guy when I would go to work at 3 am and needed that caffeine fix.  I don’t know how something so simple can seem so important, but I really, really, really want a Polar Pop.  Circle K….come to Lansing!

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19 08 2008
Robin

Hilarious!! That was always my favorite line.

I just found this while googling and trying to find where I can get a polar pop around here. Random.

19 08 2008
Mid-Michigan Dining

Unfortunately the closest I have found is Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor…I can’t believe there’s not a Circle K in Lansing!

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