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Ice cream, part III

Ok, so I was less than faithful to the no-sugar guidelines today. Um, actually, I flaunted them! I laughed in their faces! I spit on the ground they walk on! I gave them the Italian hand sign version of . . . well, you get the picture.

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In my defense, I skipped the strawberry, bananas, cherries and caramel sauce. And, my portion was a good bit smaller. Suffice to say, I caved. But, dang, that was one good fall from grace!

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The English language, Nora Ephron, and ice cream redux

First, on the passing of the lovely and talented Nora Ephron, I’d like to share this quote. A nice one, I think.

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. ~ Nora Ephron

Next, just because. Just because English is a language that was created to drive any nominally sane person stark raving mad.And lastly, I’ve only been at my new job four weeks and this Friday is my last day until September because I’m what they call “cyclical” and only work during the academic year.

So, if you read my last post (about my ice cream cravings), you will love the fact that tomorrow there is an ice cream social at the college! It’s an annual event where management serves up ice cream to classified staff. I’m classified. I love ice cream. I’m in trouble.

Comments welcome, but don’t expect an immediate response. I’ve got my spoon and I’m on my way to be first in line at tomorrow’s ice cream social. Color me happy!

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Give me a spoon (and a quart of ice cream). Please.

Who knew? Of course, I should have. There are few things these days that pseudo-psychiatrists can’t turn into a in-depth understanding of your psyche. So, why not ice cream?

I’ve been craving ice cream lately. It’s that simple. Probably because I’ve removed it from my diet, at least temporarily. (I do have an A1C test — for blood sugar level — coming up soon.) I’m one of those people who craves anything I can’t or shouldn’t have. The list is long. But, I digress. Currently I’m lusting for some ice cream.

On a whim, I took to my friend Google to find out what my favorite flavor meant about me. (If you can’t eat it, read about it.) And, of course, there it was. A completely accurate, ridiculously ridiculous ice cream-personality indicator. I dug in and here’s what I found. If your favorite flavor isn’t here, I apologize. I will continue to look further, if you’ll let me know your flavor of choice.

Butter Pecan
If your favorite flavor is Butter Pecan, you might be characterized as the perfect worker. You are devoted, conscientious, respectful and fiscally conservative. You hold high standards for right and wrong and show integrity in all of your actions. This includes an extreme sensitivity for others’ feelings. You aren’t one to wear your heart on your sleeve; it takes a little encouragement from close friends and family to share your deepest thoughts.

Oh my! No spoon needed.

Chocolate Chip
As a chocolate chip lover, you are competitive and accomplished; no victory is sweet without a little hard work. Although you are competent and ambitious in love and work, you are generous with your time and money, never taking your blessings for granted. Your captivating personality makes you a shining star in social situations.


As a coffee lover, you are lively, dramatic and flirtatious – thriving on the passion of the moment. Because you throw yourself into all that you do, you tend to be over-committed, starting new projects without finishing old ones. You tend to become bored by dull relationships and thrive on new and exciting ventures.

Double Chocolate Chunk
If you love Double Chocolate Chunk, you tend to be lively, creative and dramatic. Always the life of the party, you charm everyone you meet with your enthusiasm and sense of style. You enjoy being in the spotlight and prefer to be in the company of friends rather than left alone to reflect on life. You prefer passion and excitement in your romantic relationships, and require a lot of attention from your mate.

Mint Chocolate Chip
As a Mint Chocolate Chip lover, you tend to be ambitious and confident… yet a little skeptical about life. You are a realist who prepares for the future, needing a solid plan to feel secure. While your stubbornness is a business asset, it can add a challenging element to your relationships. Nonetheless, your loyalty, honesty and

I’m going into sugar shock just looking at this one! Image from

Rocky Road
If you opt for the rich, indulgent taste of Rocky Road, you tend to be a balanced mixture of charm and practicality. While you are outgoing and engaging in social situations, in the business world you tend to be more aggressive and goal-oriented. You enjoy being catered to, and appreciate the finer things in life. You are very sensitive to minor slights and respond best to encouragement rather than criticism.

A love for strawberry reveals a thoughtful, logical person who carefully weighs each option before making decisions. More a follower than a leader, you are content and effective working behind the scenes and out of the limelight. In relationships, you are often characterized as shy and reserved. Although you don’t fall head-over-heels in love at first sight, once you commit to a relationship, you are loyal and supportive.

There is nothing plain about Vanilla. In fact, if you love Vanilla, you are actually a colorful, dramatic risk taker who relies more on intuition than logic. Emotionally expressive and idealistic, you tend to set high goals for yourself, and push yourself to meet and exceed them. On the romantic front, you tend to rely on secure romantic relationships that fulfill your emotional needs while working toward future objectives.

Spumoni or Neopolitan
You’re schizophrenic.

Ok, so I made up the last one. But the others come courtesy of By the way, I’m a vanilla girl. All the way. You?

Anybody gotta spoon?