Friday, April 16, 2010

Don't Think About Ice Cream

We have had beautiful spring weather here in the Kitchener area. It was so warm that the magnolia trees opened. They are showing off their pink and white blossoms, and blushing like the virginal maids of yore. It was 26 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday afternoon. Male teenagers on skateboards cruised down the main drag and so did old guys in BMW convertibles. Very young women in pedal pushers (oops! cropped pants) and navel-baring tops sauntered along and pretended not to notice their admirers.

I was accosted by an ice cream parlour. Usually, I walk on the other side of the street, but due to road construction I was trapped on the sidewalk in front of the store. The sign winked at me salaciously and I was tempted. I tried to resist, but I my feet had a will of their own. They wanted me to sit down. Did I tell you that the store sells all-natural hand-made ice cream? And, did I tell you that my daughter works for local veterinary firm? What could I do? I had to support the dairy farmers. I ordered a scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and cherries in it. I savoured every spoonful and scraped the dish. I would have licked it too, but I was sitting in the front of the store and there were other people around.

Maybe there's a lesson for me. If I do my best not to think about writing, I may end up writing something new.

What's on your - don't think about it - list?


Falcata Times said...

LOL, I share your pain. We've got an Ice Cream place opened up nearby and every time I have to walk into town the damn place sends out a human electro-attraction beam that just sucks you in. I've managed to find ways to negate the effects to date but its only a matter of time. Especially when they may have my favourite flavour (Pistachio with dark chocolate chips.)

Its one reason I stopped going to one cinema chain as they sold the stuff. I went with my other half once and bought some, just as I fancied a bit I noticed it had disappeared with someone having chocolate and icecream mouth corner profaining innocence of having eaten it.

Incidently Ice-Cream apparently has a chemical in it that tells you that you're not full.

Must find a way to inject it into writing. Perhaps if I do x words I get a scoop of something special. LOL

Selestial said...

Ice cream is my big weakness. I LOVE ice cream. I had some frozen custard today (as well as a burger and fries). I refuse to worry about it. I burned 600+ calories on the elliptical this morning and it was the last time that I'll have my boy home by himself (without him being sick), so we went out and had fun. No regrets.

I may, on the other hand, choose not to think about dinner :P

For the moment though, I'm trying to not think too hard about all the revisions I need to do before the end of the month.

Danielle La Paglia said...

My sweetie took me to get ice cream just last night. Dairy Queen vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles. My favorite.

And, like Sel, I'm trying not to think about the revisions I have to finish. Maybe tomorrow.....

Angela Addams said...

Checking my email every few minutes in hopes that the one I'm waiting for will come! It's tormenting me...I check my Ipod and my computer as often as I can which is sometimes every few seconds as if that email will appear by sheer will alone. It's the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do at night. I'm obsessed but until I hear back from one particular person, I'm stuck. I must obsess. I must keep checking.

Anonymous said...

Lol at Angela Addams, I am totally the same way. I have people betaing my novel; I understand it takes time, they can't just put this at the front of their to-do lists.

On the other hand, it has been like a whole 4 days or something, people, hurry up!

Michelle said...

Great, Diane! Now I want ice cream. And I'm all for supporting local farmers and local anything.

But homemade? Oh, YUM!

SusanKMann said...

I love Ice-cream. I think it has to be one of my favourite foods ever. However I don't get my fave one over here only in the US, which is the reeses pieces one. Delish. xx