Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ordinary Me: I

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.


Jenna said...

Love that story and the toast. :)

Michelle said...

What a sweet toast - he must know he is truly loved. I'm an ice cream lover myself. We went to the Franklin Fountain (?) over by Penn's Landing and had Cherry Bombs (chocolate ice cream in cherry soda), mmmmmm!