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January 06, 2006

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This morning I had a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone for breakfast. Because who's gonna stop me? Exactly.

Posted by john at January 6, 2006 09:53 AM

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Mari | January 6, 2006 10:08 AM

Cream's healthy! :P

Erbo | January 6, 2006 11:33 AM

Reminds me of Bill Cosby's "Chocolate Cake For Breakfast" routine...

emeraldcite | January 6, 2006 11:42 AM

Mint chocolate chip rocks! It is the best ice cream ever invented.

Mris | January 6, 2006 12:45 PM

My great-aunt was convinced that my mother was going to doom me to a life of ill health and obesity because I was allowed to have a raspberry hot fudge sundae for breakfast once when I was 15. Oh wailie woe, oh despair!

My mom said, "Raspberries are fruit. Fruit is good for you. I think I'll have one, too."

I believe I read something about peppermint being good for the digestion.

Jason Erik Lundberg | January 6, 2006 12:51 PM

Mint chocolate chip is my absolute favorite flvaor of ice cream. Good for you, John.

Martin Wagner | January 6, 2006 01:09 PM

Athena, does Daddy know you're posting on his blog?

Harry Connolly | January 6, 2006 01:37 PM

Salving your secretly hurt feelings over the Nebula recs with ice cream? I whole-heartedly approve.

Besides, a guy needs his calcium.

Personally, I prefer French Vanilla for ice cream. Anything more elaborate is gilding the lilly.

John Scalzi | January 6, 2006 01:45 PM

Harry Connolly:

"Salving your secretly hurt feelings over the Nebula recs with ice cream?"

Hey, you know, two people actually recommended the book, and it's two people I'm pretty sure I don't actually know (I'd have to check the SFWA Forum to confirm). I'm just happy people like the book.

Anyway, I don't need an excuse for ice cream. Mmm... creamy.

Patrick | January 6, 2006 02:46 PM

Elayne Boozler (one of my favorite comics) said that one of the great things about being a grown-up is that you can have birthday cake for dinner every day.

And now I have "Dad is great! He gave us chocolate cake!" running through my head. Thanks, Erbo.

Ian Mathers | January 6, 2006 03:46 PM

Being an adult is awesome.

I may have just had chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, although if I'd had mint chocolate chip ice cream (the best flavour, period) around, I would have done that.

Or maybe taken two large cookies and put some icecream between them. If anyone has ever done that, they know it's delicious (and not as messy as you might think).

Anonymous Coward | January 6, 2006 04:28 PM

Hey! International Ice Cream For Breakfast Day isn't until February.

Bob Smietana | January 6, 2006 05:04 PM

Oatmeal Cookie Chunk from Ben and Jerry's might be better for you.

Don McArthur | January 6, 2006 05:24 PM

Er..your cardiologist?

Cleatus Killgallon III | January 6, 2006 07:55 PM

I had batter-dipped bacon-on-a-stick fried in butter this morning for breakfast. The fresh buttermilk ranch dip made it extra special. My wife is a cardiologist. She doesn't seem to mind me eating what tastes good.

Harry Connolly | January 6, 2006 07:58 PM

John, I was just joking. I thought I was clear about that.


dgm | January 6, 2006 08:32 PM

Is mint-chocolate chip ice cream a guy thing like seasonal affective disorder is a guy thing? I mean it's delicious because it's ice cream and I've never tasted crappy ice cream, but all the people I know who consider it their favorite are guys. Likewise, all the sufferers of SAD are men, especially smart men. (I realize that in throwing in that last bit I've invited all you guys to claim a new affliction.)

mythago | January 6, 2006 08:54 PM

Uh, it's my favorite flavor, so I'm thinking no.

Because who's gonna stop me?

"John, I know you're a smart man, so why are you eating ice cream for breakfast?"

Wife agro, man. It KILLS.

La Gringa | January 6, 2006 09:33 PM

Awesome! I had Amy's Breads Black & White cake for dinner, with a big glasss of skim milk (My convoluted way of thinking says that the negative calories of the skim milk act like anti-matter to matter on the positive calories of the cake...

Right? Right?

Jaye | January 6, 2006 10:45 PM

I bet if Athena did the same, you'd stand back in admiration. Because you are cool like that.

John Scalzi | January 7, 2006 02:15 AM


I know you were kidding. Sometimes I answer kidding questions seriously. Just to mess things up.

Look! More ice cream!


Depends on whether it was my ice cream she was eating.

Harry Connolly | January 7, 2006 11:58 PM

That's it. I'm heading into the kitchen to lay a slab of pound cake into a bowl and top it with a couple scoops of French Vanilla.

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