Books + Ice Cream in New York
Summer time is all about the beach, pools, soaking up the sun and...ICE CREAM !!!!
I'm sure there are so much more reasons to love Summer, of course.
After work, I had a craving for either a cup of ice cream, with melted hot fudge on top, or a milkshake. I admit, I almost settled for a Shake Shack milkshake, but the line was too long and it wasn't meant to be.
There's a spot called Sundaes and Cones that I walked to from 23rd street. It's located on 10th avenue between 3rd and 4th.
Sometimes I laugh at myself because of how excited I get for things, especially food or treats!
I went inside and I didn't know what to do. So many flavors! They let me try as much as I wanted to, but I put a cap at 3. I tasted Pink Grapefruit sorbet, Cherry Vanilla, and Lavender.
For someone as picky as me, I ask myself why. lol. I really liked the Pink grapefruit, but it had a weird after-taste. You know, like grapefruit normally does. But it wasn't too bad. Then, lavender just made me feel like I was eating a candle or a bottle of Air freshener. Cherry Vanilla, ehhh, I think I already had too many weird flavors on my taste buds by then that I couldn't really tell if I enjoyed the cherry.
So, typical me, I stuck with Cookies and Creme and Vanilla with hot fudge dripped all over that goodness.
The prices weren't so bad either. First, my co-worker and I walked into Dylan's Candy Bar and it was a ridiculous price for one scoop. Like, $12--no way.
Safe to say, I walked away an extremely happy camper!
I also walked back towards 14th Street, Union Square, and interrupted a man who was very focused playing Chess, and purchased some books from his collection.
I am almost finished with "Homegoing' and I have grown to really like it. Earlier I mentioned that it wasn't giving me that pull that I needed to dive into a book, but it handled the job. Whenever I start getting to the very end of a book that I like, I read slower so that it doesn't end before I want it to..That's what I am doing with Homegoing. Next up, "Do they hear you when you cry?"
By the way, if you're looking for a great book, no clue what you want to read, go to Union Square Park or Strand bookstore. I purchased all 3 of these books for $8. I know, greatness!!