for all the great culture and recreation and cuisine and entertainment within walking distance of our home, my children's most beloved community amenity is our local fro-yo. i will never be able to verbalize how dour this makes me.
of course in my day, our monthly trips to baskin robbins on College Ave were a for sure highlight of my summer-time youth. and my behavior was just as consistent and predictable as with my kids. i only ever sampled one of their 31 flavors, ordering mint chocolate chip each and every time and sat on the curb outside, working with a surprising level of focus to keep the ice cream from dripping down the sides of the "brown, pointy cone", oblivious to all around me.