10 Reasons Why Potatoes Are The Best Food

10 Reasons Why Potatoes Are The Best Food

Besides being super delicious

Potatoes are the most perfect creation ever known to man. I eat potatoes in some form or another practically every day and they never cease to amaze me each time. There is not really a wrong way to make a potato and they always taste like heaven. Potatoes are honestly the best food in the entire world and these are only some of the reasons why.

1. They are so versatile

Potatoes are one of the only foods I can think of that can be made into so many versions of itself! Scallop, French fries, mashed, boiled, baked, the list goes on and each one becomes more delicious than the last! Just add some butter, ketchup, or another tasty condiment and you are ready for a feast.

2. Potatoes are REALLY healthy for you

They pack a lot of potassium into one little vegetable, which can help lower blood pressure and the carbs can help you to feel full longer. Potatoes are like a super vegetable!

3. They’re great for weight-loss

Since potatoes are so filling, they can actually help you lose weight by making you feel so full. So, if you ever want to drop a few inches on your waist, just eat a potato and enjoy!

4. Potatoes look like a lot of other things

I often compare myself to a potato! I mean, when I’m having a really off day there’s nothing like calling myself a potato that the word can’t cheer up. What’s not adorable about that?

5. They remind us of babies

Have you ever looked closely at a newborn baby’s head? I mean, real closely? You’ll notice that they resemble somewhat of a hairy potato. You’re welcome.

6. They fit into your purse way better than a banana

The irregular shape of a banana just often leaves my purse looking like I’m hiding something more…exciting inside my bag. A potato is the perfect size to just sneak in for a quick snack… but make sure you cook it first… and try not to burn your fingers.

7. They represent my Irish heritage

I’ve been chowing down hardcore on a potato before and had someone look at me with that “wtf” look. All I have to say is that I’m SUPER Irish and everything makes sense! Score for my leprechauns!

8. Potato puns are better than life

I mean, taters gonna tate right? I actually find potatoes to be quite a-peel-ing, but not everyone agrees with my taste in chip! I’ll still be a sweet potato about it though.

9. Potatoes bring people together

I have met so many wonderful people through my love of potatoes! I mean, I honestly haven’t met one person who hated potatoes.

10. We could literally survive off of only potatoes

Scientifically, water and a potato a day could allow a person to survive. They might be hella hungry and all because potatoes can’t do everything, but still, that’s pretty darn cool!

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15 Things You've Heard As An Ice Cream Scooper

And the responses you wish you could have said...

As many of you know, being a customer service employee can be exhausting. Sure, you may like working with people, but there's no doubt that you reach your limit here and there. Ice cream scoopers are a very specialized group of customer service employees who deal with people in their most vulnerable state: when they are craving sweets. If you've ever worked in an ice cream shop, here is a list of things you've definitely heard from customers, with responses of what you probably wish you could have said.

1. "I want cookie dough."

OK, seriously? "Cookie dough" is all you're giving me? Now I have to ask you a million questions about what size, what kind of cone, what type of toppings, etc. I know you may think I read minds, but I swear I don't.

2. "Just give me the regular cone. You know, the normal one."

Well, we offer three different kinds of cones. What's normal to me may not be normal to you. Chances are I'll scoop your ice cream into a sugar cone and then you'll look at me like I have ten heads because you expected a wafer cone *sigh*

3. "Can I try the vanilla?"

Are you kidding me?! I'm not sure if this is because you've never had vanilla before or if it's because you have a very critical opinion of vanilla ice cream, but either way... I suggest you take it down a notch. Your only excuse is if you're four years old.

4. "I promise, this is my last taste."

Is it, though?

5. "Oh wait, actually, THIS is my last one."

Yeah, that's what I thought.

6. "After all of these tastes, I won't have enough room to actually order a cone of ice cream!!!"

Extra points if you and your friends all laugh at the joke you just made.

7. "Is that one good?"

Honestly, does my opinion of ice cream really matter to you? Obviously, I'm going to say I like it, because I work here and it's ice cream, so yeah, it's good. What am I supposed to say? Should I tell you that I actually find that flavor repulsive and that it sort of tastes like soap? Probably not.

8. "Which flavor's your favorite?"

Let's be honest, there's a very high chance that our taste in ice cream is completely opposite altogether. So, when I say that the peanut butter chocolate is my favorite flavor, you'll probably smile and nod politely, and then order mint chocolate chip. Awkward.

9. "Just surprise me!"

No, no, no. Please do not put your ice cream order in my hands, that's way too much pressure. Also, I'm a terrible decision maker.

10. "Do you have chocolate ice cream?"

Nope! *Sarcasm*

11. "Which flavors are gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, and dairy-free???"

Why did you even enter this ice cream shop? Don't get me wrong, I'm sympathetic to allergies and sensitivities, but I have a feeling you're just being obnoxious.

12. "I bet your right arm gets pretty muscular, huh?"

Ha. Ha. Haven't heard that one before! Are you going to make the Popeye joke next?

13. "Could you just add some hot fudge on top of that for me?"

Listen carefully. If you ordered a kiddie size ice cream in a cup, and the ice cream fills the cup completely, where would there be room for the hot fudge? The answer is nowhere. I then have to transfer your ice cream into a larger cup that leaves room for the fudge, which easily could have been avoided if you had simply warned me of your fudge desires beforehand.

14. "It costs HOW MUCH?! I remember when a cone of ice cream was 50 cents!"

I don't make the prices. I, too, would love if an ice cream cone still cost 50 cents, but the unfortunate truth is that it does not, nor will it ever again.

15. "Oh, my gosh! I don't know how you work here and stay so thin! I would eat everything in the store!"

Oh don't worry, I DO eat everything in the store.

If you've ever said any of these things to an ice cream scooper, they probably made a joke about you to their coworker when you weren't looking. But it's okay, they immediately praised afterward as long as you tipped well. Ice cream scoopers are nice in nature, I swear. And they don't hold grudges!

Happy scooping!

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Thank You To The Best College Pals A Girl Could Ask For

You are probably some of the best people I've ever met. *We are always so busy living our lives that we don't have a picture of all of us together*


To My College Pals,

You all are probably some of the best people I have ever met and I'm so thankful to have met you. You are always down to go on adventures with me and listen to me ramble about pointless things. From the multiple texts a day to tolerating me tagging you in literally every post I see, y'all are still friends with me. You deserve a huge thank you, so here it is…..

Thank you for getting ice cream with me when I'm crying over some guy. Thank you for always watching Gilmore Girls with me. Thank you for always being willing to crash my dates.

Thank you for always being willing to be the 3rd wheel on dates that I'm not entirely sure about. Thank you for giving me your honest opinion about my life choices. Thank you for helping me every time I move.

Thank you for showing me the "drive". Thank you for laughing with me until we are crying and our stomachs hurt. Thank you for taking hundreds of candids for me.

Thank you for showing me what it means to be myself. Thank you for going on some random and weird adventures with me. Thank you for listening to me complain about how I had to take astronomy.

Thank you for helping me pick out outfits for parties days in advance. Thank you for being my mom like 82.7% of the time. Thank you for teaching me that sometimes it is okay to eat dessert before real food.

Thank you for teaching me how to say "roses". Thank you for teaching me how to pump gas. Thank you for being cool.

Thank you for always being up to adventure on a sunny Sunday. Thank you for teaching me how to put air in my tires. Thank you for teaching me how to get cash from the ATM.

Thank you for proofreading texts for me. Thank you for making me feel better when my plans don't work out. Thank you for crafting with me until 2 a.m.

Thank you for always being down to go get food with me. Thank you for always sitting with me in the library at midnight while I'm stress crying. Thank you for letting me vent to you.

Thank you for letting me stay with you when it's supposed to storm. Thank you for always laughing with me when I do something funny. Thank you for encouraging me to venture outside my comfort zone.

Thank you for helping me set up my new iPhone X. Thank you for going on walks with me. Thank you for telling me that cute guy I met at that party isn't worth my time.

Thank you for making sure that I'm okay. Thank you for being honest. Thank you for swiping on my Tinder when I can't bring myself to.

Thank you for hitting send on messages that I'm nervous to send. Thank you for encouraging me to "shoot my shot". Thank you for getting ice cream with me when that "shot" doesn't make the basket.

Thank you for making sure that I'm taking my medicine like I'm supposed to. Thank you for helping me pick out my formal dress. Thank you for being kind.

Thank you for letting me do your hair. Thank you for listening to the funny story of that date I went on. (CORN). Thank you for all of your pep talks.

Thank you for letting me 3rd wheel with you and your boyfriend. Thank you for encouraging me to follow my dreams. Thank you for going with me three hours early to the movie showing last September.

Thank you for listening to me freak out about my to-do list. Thank you for being compassionate. Thank you for being my friend because without you I probably would be as confused, lost, and lonely as I was as a freshman.

Thank you for being a part of so many of my memories that I can't remember a time when we weren't friends. Thank you for being some of the people that I know that I can always count on. Thank you for everything.

With love,


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