Two weeks ago the kind folks at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams sent me a nice little tweet to let me know that their ice cream, for the first time ever, was now available in the Indianapolis area. I know, how thoughtful is that? Except that it's only available in one location, The Georgetown Market, which is over on the west side of town. I'm an east side girl, and while I've been known to drive long distances for many things food-related, driving 45 minutes one way for a pint of ice cream just wasn't in the cards for me at this point. The ice cream might as well have been all the way back in its original home of Columbus, Ohio.
Last week I was grumpy. I implored myself to do a few things to boost my spirits over the weekend. Things like read a People magazine, loll about in a warm tub, cuddle with my family, imagine myself cuddling with Colin Firth. I have a good husband. Friday evening he came home with the newest edition of People and sent me to my room. He's good and very smart.
A few nights ago, unsuspecting me was sitting on the couch when Mike presented me with a spoon and this:
He's good and very smart and he pays attention. He just happened to be on the west side of town and picked up my very own pint of Jeni's. Salty Caramel, the best. Here is where I give thanks for the frigid weather we've been having. He bought the ice cream at 1:30 in the afternoon. In probably the most redneck way a pint of $10 ice cream* has ever been handled, he simply tied the grocery sack with the ice cream to a hitch in the bed of his truck. To think, someone could have just walked by and stolen that liquid frozen gold!
Some girls want jewelry. Some girls need flowers. Some girls fancy romantic getaways.
I need cheap magazines and expensive ice cream and a guy who gets me, even if he doesn't always understand me. I got all three. Lucky me!
*Yes, $10 is probably a ridiculous amount to spend on a pint of ice cream. But it's delicious, it's an incredible company, and you won't find flavors like these anywhere else. Plus, as Mike will whole heartedly agree, it's a lot cheaper than diamonds or Bali.