Last night, after putting the kids to bed, I ran out the door to return some movies and to redeem my Baskin Robbins free birthday scoop coupon. I was so excited to see that they had Baseball Nut in their cases. Baseball Nut: "A summer favorite since 1961, this homerun combines Vanilla ice cream, loaded with cashews and a black raspberry ribbon."
Several months ago I ran to BR for this very flavor in an intense pregnancy craving moment (Remember how I couldn't eat ice cream for awhile there? This was the first day that baby was going to let me eat it again) only to learn that it is a seasonal flavor. This ticked me off. It isn't as if people's tongues change with the seasons. If I like Baseball nut in June, I like it just as much in January. But who am I to fight against the machine? So I waited. And the waiting paid off. Not only did they have the flavor but they had just opened a fresh new tub of it (and there wasn't a pile of nasty old ice cream from the tub before sitting on the top waiting to go in my cone).
I threw my coupon on the counter, grabbed my cone with a hurried, "Thank you!" and ran to the car. And I did something I don't think I've really ever done. I sat in my parked car and ate while listening to the radio... all by myself. I didn't care if people saw me eating, or wondered why I was just sitting there with a goofy smile as I licked my coldness. I just sat and enjoyed a small moment of quite, tasty bliss. Ahhhhhh, it was good. =)
Happy Baseball Nut season, everyone.
Oh, and the winner has been picked for Scribbit's monthly Writeaway contest (for which I was the judge this month). If you need some fun reading, go check out the great stories all written on the theme of "shoes."