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Saturday, July 14, 2012

he's some terrific, radiant, humble

Maybe you're like me, and you've always felt like Wyoming is almost as bad as Nevada, like why would anyone ever go there except if they were on their way through it to somewhere better.  But it turns out that parts of Wyoming are really beautiful.  We stayed at a ranch near Evanston and my eyes were opened.  Plus I got to go on a long trail ride on a paint horse, so it was rewarding to the max. 

Today we went out for ice cream after going out for Indian food at our favorite gas station, and I started my lecture about cake cones vs. sugar cones.  Basically, shut up, sugar cones.  You are gross.  I want a neutral base for my ice cream, because the ice cream is what I paid for, not the cone, and I don't need you in here with your stupid, cheap, attention-seeking, one-trick-pony flavor wrecking my ice cream.  IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU, CONE!  Cake cones get that.  Sugar cones do not.  Sugar cones are pretty much just baby waffle cones, which are even worse.  I hate them so much.  People get all worked up and start swooning over the triple scoop waffle cone, or the waffle cone sundae, and it is RUINING the ice cream.  And to add insult to injury, waffle cones are often "augmented" with cinnamon!  What is wrong with people?  Cinnamon does not, in fact, go with everything in the entire gosh darn world!  What am I supposed to do with mint chocolate chip ice cream?  Sugar cones, waffle cones, flavored cones of any kind can all go jump in the lake. 

While I'm at it I want you to know that I don't approve of cinnamon in French toast batter, either. 

8 comments:

hevenstuff said...

A. men.

tipsybaker said...

Where was this ranch you stayed at? Every summer of my childhood was spent on a ranch just outside Evanston.

g. lo said...

I always get a cup...those cake cones are edible in the way that rice paper is edible---just an ice cream vehicle. My husband once brought home mint choc chip ice cream to top the peach cobbler I made. I can say from experience that mint choc chip and cinnamon do not pair well.

Layne said...

Tipsy--it's called Kingfisher Bend Ranch, and it made me want to move to Wyoming. It was like people hadn't been invented yet. Simply gorgeous.

G.Lo--that is disgusting. I once dated a boy whose dad made ice cream floats with mint chocolate chip ice cream and Pepsi. He also ate onions like apples, so I think he might have been palate deaf.

Eric said...

Have to disagree- sugar cones are the way to go.
And by the way, cinnamon goes very well in both french toast and pancake batter.

Strangely enough, I have no strong opinions about Wyoming one way or the other...

All8 said...

My favorite part of Wyoming is the driving fast part, but then I've never stopped unless I had to.

I have to agree on the cinnamon and the ice cream cone bit. It has its place but certainly not with mint chocolate chip. I don't like it with chocolate milk either.

Tori said...

I hate cake cones but I usually get them because I don't especially want to eat the sugar cone, either. But I want a cone because one tends to look foolish licking ice cream out of a dish, and the licking is the point when it comes to getting ice cream - if I wanted to eat it with a spoon I'd eat it at home. And although I do like the (extremely) occasional waffle cone, I agree that there is no place for cinnamon there.

Marsha said...

You're right. It's the ice cream, folks. And the comforting neutrality of the crisp-sponge regular cone is the perfect (really, only appropriate) counterpoint.