rolling around in ice cream

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People often ask how life changed when I got married.  The question fills my head with pictures of me&Jon pulling the car over to run through sprinklers, getting in trouble for popcorn fights at the movies, and staying up all night (on a Tuesday) to watch every episode of Breaking Bad. 

It seems that people expect me to lament over all the cooking and cleaning, but the apartment only takes 30 minutes to clean (it’s as tiny as a treehouse), and I love cooking meals and hosting dinner parties.

There seems to be a stigma that being married makes you grown-up.  Dear reader, I’m here to upend that nonsense.  I may have a ring on my finger, but my childhood definitely isn’t over. No way, no how. I decided long ago that I would prolong childhood as long as possible, and I’m still reaping the benefits of that glorious decision.  So bring on the puddle stomping, the pillow fights, and the opportunities to play with my food.
ImageYayLabs! supported my love for playing with food by sending me an ice cream ball.  If you know me, then you’re realizing that not many things would make me much happier. I love ice cream (and cookies, brownies, fudge, candy – I have very sweet teeth), games, and any excuse try something new.

The ice cream ball only works when shared with others. Literally. After you pour in the 3 or 4 ingredients needed for your dream concoction (flavors range from chocolate covered cherry to toasted coconut fudge), you need to roll the ball around for approximately 20 minutes.  Perfect for a rah rah rah experiment, right?

You’re already probably guessing what came next, and you’re right: I took the gadget to the lake and made ice cream with strangers:
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ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageIf you’re thinking that the pictures in this post look better than usual, that’s because Justina Louise spent the day with me again.  It’s somewhat like heaven to have a friend that works as a wedding photographer but enjoys photographing goofy experiments.  It’s also awesome that Apricot Lane keeps making me look so fly in all the photographs.  Thanks for making playtime so much fun y’all :)

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14 thoughts on “rolling around in ice cream

    • we share the same mantra, for sure. i think we should use marriage to become more ourselves — more creative, more fun, more daring — whatever it is. having another person supporting you makes it easy just enjoy being yourself.

  1. Another awesome idea ;-)

    There’s nothing better than a Willy Wonka quote to epitomize the desire to be a child, ” A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest man.”

    Reminds me of the spaghetti battle that my wife and I had one evening in her apartment. We were finding strands of pasta for weeks to come :-)

  2. So do tell how was the ice cream? I’ve walked by those ice cream balls in the REI store and couldn’t decide if I was willing to try ice from a rolling ball except for an experiement! Luv how much you are bringing happiness to random new friends!

    • haha, it’s funny that i didn’t even mention that part. the ice cream was delicious — we made vanilla and mixed in m&ms. i was surprised how much like ice cream it actually was — it’s hard to imagine that spinning cream around in a ball makes such a sweet treat, but it works :)

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