Ice Cream: I think the best way to describe this one is to reprint the toast I offered to the dude at our wedding reception. (To the best of my memory.)
Anyone who knows my father will understand why I am beginning with a bit of trivia. New Englanders have the highest per capita consumption of ice cream in the United States. And [the Van Schurmans] do their part to keep those numbers up. Sometimes, we even have ice cream for dinner. When [the dude] joined our family, he balked. He demanded to have a proper dinner. And those of you who know my mother will understand why we drove through McDonalds for him. So it is with [some meaning] that I share these soon to be immortal words of Sarah McLaughlin, "your love is better than ice cream, better than anything else that I've tried."When I finished, I turned to my sister and said, "Did that sound like I was imitating Rita Rudner?" Which it did. Totally. I have no idea why, and if you ask me today to imitate Rita Rudner, I don't think I could.