shoe of the day...

shoe of the day...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

my favorite moment from sunday

i don't know why i find this so hilarious.
it makes me laugh every time.

Monday, June 8, 2009

free cone day

sometimes i forget that i have a blog. it's strange.

saturday was free cone day at friendly's. i have never, nor will i ever, passed up free ice cream. or non-free ice cream. ice cream and i go way back. there used to be an ice cream shop [ye olde ice cream shoppe? no -- it was called the emporium.] a few blocks from my house and, when i was a kid, my mom and i used to walk there during the summer for ice cream cones. the emporium was wonderful for three reasons: the giant, perry's ice cream sign [you know the one -- in the shape of a giant ice cream cone] that signaled its presence; the red, padded stools at the counter; the ice cream. i'm a perry's kid, through and through. yes, i will eat just about any brand of ice cream [and obviously i have a strong connection to abbotts, being from rochester] but i think perry's is my favorite of the store-boughts. my mom and i would always order strawberry in a cone -- there was never any contemplation necessary. i don't remember when the emporium closed, but to this day its absence makes me sad.

anyway. free cone day.

butter crunch [exclusive to friendly's! actually, that might not be true. but whatever.] is one of my all-time favorite flavors, and generally what i order when i go to friendly's, so it was a natural choice for free cone day.

here's the cone:

and here is my happiness after finishing said cone:


also: i would be remiss if i didn't tell you that i went to friendly's on sunday, too, with my mom and my sister. we split one strawberry cone and one butter crunch cone. best of both worlds.

[um, ok. i also had ice cream from cold stone creamery with joni & melissa on friday. thankfully the above picture hides my cone-created chins.]