K Goes To Dairy Queen And Discovers An Effective Treatment For Colds

It is no secret that I, K :princess: have a vice. Yes, I have a vice. It is called...chocolate! I can hear some of my friends yelling in the background.

What's that? Okay. I have two vices. The other one is called ice cream.

"What's that Gracie? Yes, there is a third vice. I have three vices. The third one is Coke Zero.

No, Kbird, you cannot negotiate a book about my vices. You're supposed to be my friend. A motion picture shot in New Zealand? :eek:
No! I mean nothing against New Zealand by any means but we are not doing a motion picture about my vices.

B2Y, quit taking research notes! I am not going to be research material for a blog about vices. Alight, you've been taking pictures of me? :eek: No, don't give those pictures to B2Y or Kbird for that matter. Give them here! Can you help me get them Gracie, Blest, Poo, Bethy, AJ, M...anyone?

I'm trying to write a serious blog about the miracle treatment I've discovered for...the common head cold. No one is interested in hearing about my flaws. They're interested in learning about my big breakthrough in the area of treating colds. This is important stuff particularly for those of us who live in "arctic-like" climates.

Okay, so this miracle treatment involves my first two vices ummm not vices, I mean favorite foods. Chocolate and ice cream. I stumbled upon this treatment completely by accident. You see, I have a head cold which my husband, generous man that he is, gave to me. He had it last week and wanted me to share in the experience.

I was expecting him to work until 2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning but he unexpectedly called me and told me the later gig got canceled. So, he asked me out on a date. It qualifies as a date! Let's see, he called me up and asked me if I wanted to go to Dairy Queen with him. He picked me up from my home. He took me to an eating establishment (DQ). He paid for my food. We went for a short drive. Okay, we took the scenic route home and...there was a sunset involved which we both commented on. It was a date!

I briefly considered getting a truffle blizzard. I'd had one on Saturday and it was wonderful but I'd eaten about an hour and a half earlier and settled on a chocolate dip cone instead. Mmmm...chocolate and ice cream. What more could a :princess: ask for.

After consuming my dip cone, I noticed something amazing. I could breathe! I mean, I had been breathing of course but only one lung seemed to be getting adequate air. Suddenly, both lungs were happy. Hooray! Alas...the effects seem to be temporary as they seem to wear off after several hours but...there is only one solution. I'll just have to take my medicine faithfully and consume dip cones on a regular basis until this headcold crisis is over in say...September or so! :princess:

K :princess:

Rhonda Jones @blackrose65 ·

it's the caffein in the chocolate.... but tasty I'm sure....

Andrew Luckhaupt @luckyone ·


I want a job that I can call a gig...that sounds so cool!

Second, my family owns one of those establishments and will now be marketing the chocolate dipped miracle cure. Sounds like a recession buster! LOL.

Thanks for the laff. Bless you. er uh gadzundheidt!

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

Andrew Venzor (@Lucky) One,

First, yes, my husband has "gigs". Part of his job involves being the sound engineer at concerts and other events. One of the ways I deal with his sometimes bizarre schedule is I can usually go on the job with him if I so desire. Even if the house is packed, I always have a seat at the board if I so desire.

Second, oooohhhhh!!!!! And you're one of my friends! :dance:

Tank You Berry Much!

K :princess:

Tl Sia @doulos ·

I think I feel a cold coming on... does that work as a preventive? I'll let you know lol...

Alison Stewart @kiwibird ·

Pish, Tush! It was the prayer trying to get through the personal desires that did it! Unfortunately because the desire to continue scoffing chocolate dipped ice cream went on unabated, the towd in da noze came back. Icecream is no good for getting rid of cattarrh (ok so I can't remember if I spelt it right but it isn't about cats or guitars, ok?).

Having said that, I love chocolate dipped ice cream cones. I had to teach Irish how to eat a kiwi chocolate dip ice cream when I imported him. The icecreams are so big and the weather was so warm that he was struggling to eat a very large lime green chocolate covered ice cream cone. :icecream: By the time he had got lime green icecream all over the peak of his cap :eek: he had it sorted. How do they get lime green icecream to taste like licorice?

:heart: kbird
Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

First of all the pics were hilarious. Only problem is that alight was dragged off by the police for lurking and stalking the Dairy Queen patrons!! So I have asked M to pass the photos to you after she loans them to gracie.
i have to say though the idea of a chocolate cure for a head cold is very appealing to me,its the ice-cream part I am not too fond of.
Anyhow I am soooo glad you have found a cure.... not can we do a whipround to post bail for alight??????

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

Tl Sia (@Doulos)

I would guess it would work work as a preventative. Thank you for volunteering to do research in that area. I appreciate it!


Hmmm...I've never tried a lime green ice cream cone dipped in chocolate before. I'll have to do more research! Irish could not ask for a better teacher in the art of eating an ice cream cone. Hopefully he was a good student...Wait I take that back. Hopefully he was not a good student and you had no choice but to demonstrate the proper technique over and over again. Sigh...the things we do for love! I know it must have been a sore trial but someone had to do it.

Joyce Bethy Ferguson (@Bethy)

Uh...Bethy? Who called the police?

K :princess:

Linda Young @savedbyegrace ·

Got 'em! I have those pictures safe and sound and ... oh, my. K, you don't need these getting around. I'll go hide them under the magnolia tree until I can safely pass them back to you.

While Doulos is working on the research for preventative uses for your discovery, I think I'll begin another study department. Seems to me that we can mix all vices together. When you have coke + ice cream + chocolate you get (drum roll, please) A COKE FLOAT!!! Oh, I haven't had a coke float since I was a kid! Woo hoo :dance:

:heart: Gracie getting a shovel to dig under the pecan tree for the stash of cash to post alight's bail
Kirk M @blessings2you ·

Jail? Alight? Pictures? You know I think sometimes this is turning into provocative magazine place, like the "International Asker"
I have a map to both of those trees in my box at the bank.
Being the medical expert I am, I know of the medicinal aspects of chocolate (dark) and ice cream (none), but the idea of dipping ice cream in green chocolate is the medical breakthrough of the century!
It was the illustrious "Mary Poppins" who stated emphatically that--"A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down". I don't think it a stretch to take it to the next level to say "Some DQ ice cream dipped in chocolate and covered with green makes the cold go away". We just need it put into a song.
Didn't "Maria" in the Sound of Music sing about this whole thing being one of her "favorite things"? If not, she should have.
Great laughs to start the day.
All research duly noted in my secret books hidden in the chicken coop.

Marsha Tyler Ronquist @kraftykatz ·

Cold ice cream is a cure! :icecream:

My Dad always bought a small pint of ice cream for me to eat all by myself whenever I was sick. :cry:

Of course he did the same for my brother and sister when they were sick just to let me know I was not the only special one.

I like my vanilla ice cream with chocolate AND caramel. :clap: