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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

You Scream, I scream we all scream for ice cream! (and can you believe there's another Scream movie?)

It's Ben & Jerry's scoop day, which is a great time to think about all of the wonderful flavors and punny names Ben & Jerry have provided the world. There's a Chubby Hubby enthusiast at this keyboard, I will say that. I also discovered, thanks to Facebook's newsfeed being reset to show "all my friends" (thanks, Den, for letting me know how to change that setting), that my "friends" at Chick-fil-A and Dairy Queen have new frozen treats themselves - the first with a milkshake that replicates the flavor of banana pudding including, I am told, Nilla wafer bits, and the second (DQ) offering a chance to win a Mini Cooper to anyone who films the enjoyment of a mini Blizzard. Ahhhh the ways in which I would eat all of the above. I am reminded of a peanut buster blizzard, a blizzard of the month offering I enjoyed on the Arizona freeway almost a calendar year ago. DELICIOUS. Yes.

My office window, in addition to overlooking people who are stymied by shopping carts controlled by magnets (I talked about this, right?) also provides a view of a lot of folks who are eating the ice cream acquired at the shopping center's Baskin Robbins. Especially on Tuesday, which I think is 31 cent scoop day. And people definitely take advantage and get 2 scoops on Tuesday. Kind of like watching fish swim, watching human beings enjoy ice cream is a rewarding activity for me personally. Adults with ice cream cones cannot help but look like kids. The cone maintenance that occurs. The concentration on where to lick next. The enjoyment, and the bright color of mint chocolate chip contrasting with their business attire. It's fantastic. Equally enjoyable are tiny children given sundaes. It's like you've given them a million dollars. Really. They just don't know what to do with themselves and all the treatness of it!

My recommendation to the world - get yourself a cone!
That's the scoop I've got to report today.

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