Tuesday, January 6, 2009

71 - Not using the scoop to make balls of ice cream

It hasn't been a happy new year so far, folks, as you may have noticed from the subject matter of this blog's posts and those of my other blog. But I promise (myself) that that will change. It needs to change because otherwise this will just become another personal blog where my confus├ęd teenage thoughts mix with my writing like oil and water, where all my tears fall on to the ingredients to be used in a recipe, leading to a service of salty noodles, soggy toast and dilute milkshakes. I don't know where I'm going with this, I really don't...

Oh, but anyway, get ready to go back to the olden days of Do you hate it too? where I poke fun at the stupidity of strangers around me, 'cause I'm going to do a week's worth of fun posts. (I swear!) As the Joker says: "Why so serious?"

Without further ado, today's post is about something we all lov
e: ice cre—wait a minute. Love? Yeesh, what's this 'love' doing on this blog?

What I meant was that today's post is about something that I absolutely loathe, and this something is the negligence to use a ice cream scooper to achieve its maximum potential. I hate it when people do not use the scoop to make spheres with the ice cream. I always make a perfectly round ball of ice cream because the sphere is such a perfect shape for ice cream, such a perfect shape.

I hate the lines you get in buffets by the freezer where boxes of ice cream are there for you to scoop for yourselves. The process is slow when there are only one or two scoops to go around and space for two to stand at the thing. What amazes me is that there are so many people that don't even attempt to make the perfect ball. They're happy scraping at the rim and on the sides for tiny shavings of ice cream, and settling for their irregularly shaped chunks of ice cream. Why pay such a long visit to the ice cream dispenser if you're not even going to try making a sphere?


Do you see how pretty that is?

11 comments:

Douglas said...

I'm drooling.

Cat said...

You are so OCD dude.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I love chunks of ice cream, so I never use the scoop. The perfectly round balls they make irritate me for some reason.

eC said...

I use the melon baller so I get perfect, tiny little balls of ice cream :)

Ares said...

I'm fine with the spoons...

Louise said...

I don't get enough using the scoop. Their either too small or too hollow.

I like your blog. I'll be a new reader.:)

Vivienne said...

it has been a bit of an odd start to the year hasn't it? January hasn't been great so far either. My friends dad died, broke the new laptop, nearly got dumped, and so on. Hopefully our low moods will only stay in January...

That ice cream looks gooooooooooood, perfect comfort food!

Genevieve said...

i'm so anal about ice cream scoops too! it's definitely an art.

Michael said...

Douglas: Yes! I managed to inflict that pain on to others!

Cat: I'm not gonna argue with ya.

J.J.: Step back, we have a contender. Why would the most perfect 3-D shape in the world annoy you?

eC: Tiny? No, no, no, no, no... They can't be tiny! They must be regular! Rawr!

Ares: Cool. Haven't seen you around in a while, Ares.

Louise: Too hollow? Do explain in elaborate detail! Thanks for the readership.

Vivienne: That is a bad first week, certainly rivals, if not beats, mine in crappiness. I think things will look up soon enough.

Genevieve: Yes. Thank you. Finally, after seven other comments, somebody agrees with me. Being anal is awesome.

Louise said...

I meant it's just a thin roll if I use the scoop. Sometimes scoops are made too curvy and thin that it can only scoop up a rolled-up film-like ice cream. So it looks like a ball which is hollow in the inside.

Michael said...

Oh, wow, I appreciate your detailed description more than you can imagine. That's wonderful. I absolutely loathe that. :D