Tuesday, April 03, 2007

IMPORTANT NEWS!!!

Yes, it's true, my favorite day of the year is nearly here, and I'm sharing the good news with you all, so you can race out to your nearest Ben & Jerry's to get as much free ice cream as you want (for one day only) (at certain scoop shops).

Sadly for me, Brookline does not have a scoop shop, and I'll be with a small, not-so-T-transportable kiddo that day, and then have class that night, so I won't be able to enjoy the festivities. Boo!

In an effort to focus on the positive rather than the negative, I'll share a few favorite cone day memories with you all (in chronological order - not necessarily order of importance):

1. Freeport, ME - the place I discovered that there was such a thing as a free cone day. What a glorious day that was.

2. Middlebury, VT - I walk down to the Ben & Jerry's with a few friends and we stand in line not one, not two, but THREE times in a row, to get three rounds of free ice cream.

3. Boulder, CO - after talking it up for at least a month, I end up missing free cone day because I was flying back from my grandfather's funeral. My co-workers take me out to my own personal free cone day when I get back.

4. San Francisco, CA - drag my co-workers on a forced march to stand in line for free cones in the middle of the work day. Meet up with a friend later for another round.

5. Davis, CA - after realizing that most of the scoop shops in SF had closed in the past year, and that I'd be doing a day trip to Sacramento with another co-worker, we arrange to meet a former co-worker who lives in Davis (which, conveniently enough, had a Ben & Jerry's) for lunch and ice cream. Beautiful sunny day... cute kid near us with dark chocolate ice cream all over his face, hands, and clothes... a perfect free cone day.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

there is a ben and jerry's on newbury street in boston. they're open late. oh yes, i do have enjoyed free cone day.

CDG said...

we'll take you and your kiddo in our Urban Assault Vehicle! we heart Free Cone Day!

phoebe said...

Do you think that the family will think I'm crazy to go through the complications of a car outing just for free ice cream?

(and the more important question: do I really care???)

dasein668 said...

It's snowing here. Not so much inspiring for the free cones...

CDG said...

don't tell them it *for* FCD, tell them it's for a playdate! if the weather's nice we'll take a walk in the Public Garden, visit Mrs. Mallard and family, hit up the FCD, it'll be like buttah.

jme said...
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jme said...

i'm reporting you all on the nanny tattletale website! taking kids out for ice cream? well, i never...