27 Reasons to Eat Ice Cream

27 Reasons to Eat Ice Cream

I can't think of any reasons not to
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There is usually, noting a few rogue exceptions, a general consensus amongst people that ice cream is one of the best treats in the dessert game. Many people tend to only use this delectable snack to celebrate a particular occasion, or to praise a job well done, in order to avoid overindulging in the special treat. I, on the other hand, have yet to find an inappropriate time to eat ice cream. It has always been a guilty pleasure of mine, so every time the opportunity to eat ice cream presents itself to me, I lack the self-control needed to refrain from eating the creamy snack. I even go out of my way to find excuses to eat ice cream. Here are 27 reasons to eat ice cream (guilt-free).

27. You're sad.

Obviously, this one is pretty self-explanatory. Nothing like ice cold creamery to numb the pain.


26. It's finals week.

No reason to cry over all of the projects you have due. Cry over ice cream, like an adult.


25. Finals week ends.

Celebratory scoop of deliciousness? Make it two.


24. You were dumped.

Calories don't count in matters of the heart.


23. You begin a new relationship.

The calories count, but it's not like you need to impress anyone now.


22. There are sprinkles.

Or any other fantastic toppings that may be lying around.


21. You need a midnight snack.

Chocolate cravings are real.


20. The ice cream is free.

Free is always better.


19. The ice cream is homemade.

Less processing, so its healthier...I think.


18. It's warm outside.

Cool down with a nice sundae.


17. You hear the ice cream bell on the beach.

It's like a church bell. May the fudgie-wudgie man be with you.


16. The ice cream is on sale.

It may not be free, but a fair discount is incentive enough to delight in an ice cream cone.


15. During the winter.

It may sound silly, but if you eat it while bundled up in a heated room you can trick yourself into thinking it's summer.


14. There is a commercial break.

Everybody knows commercial breaks are designated snack times.


13. White shirts are boring.

A nice chocolate stain looks good on virtually anyone.


12. You need more calcium in your diet.

Health comes first.


11. You went to the gym.

You have earned a hardy helping of ice cream.


10. Scooping ice cream builds arm muscle.

Why lift when you can scoop?


9. Scooping ice cream builds character.

Trying to scoop from a tub of frozen ice cream takes some serious determination.


8. You know someone is having a bad day.

Best way to make someone smile is to feed them...with ice cream.


7. It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

Every hour I am eating ice cream is happy hour.


6. Because you only eat dinner for dessert anyway.

No, I am not eating this broccoli for pleasure.


5. When you are trying to woo someone.

Do I want to go for ice cream? SWOON.


4. Because you can't have cake without ice cream.

Well you can, but why would you do that?


3. It's raining.

Eating ice cream is an activity and we all want to feel productive on a rainy day.


2. You pass an ice cream shop.

No one wants to be the outsider looking in.


1. Because you have a spoon.

Mine as well put it to good use!


Lets be real, there is never a reason NOT to eat ice cream. Someone who tells you otherwise is not someone you need in your life.

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10 Things I Threw Out AFTER Freshman Year Of College

Guess half the stuff on your packing list doesn't really matter
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I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.

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One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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'Oh, You're A Vegan?'

When I tell people I'm vegan, people give me that exasperated look.

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When I first decided to try and become vegan, I got a lot of mixed results. Some people were extremely for it, while other people looked at me like I had gone off the deep end. After a while and even now, I like to play a game of guessing what reaction I will get from people when I tell them about my dietary habits. Unlike a lot of other people who decided to go vegan for the ethical reasons, I kind of fell into it based on me realizing that half the stuff I was putting into my body was making me want to curl up in a ball and only come out for dollars on Wednesday nights at Taylor's. Through the last year and a half, I have learned a lot, from tips and tricks to making food taste good, to some added benefits of being on a plant free lifestyle. So for all the haters, vegan enthusiasts and people looking into making the leap, enjoy!

1. Trust me, its not all just vegetables.....there's other stuff too.

One of the biggest mistakes or misconceptions about being vegan is that all we eat are plants or vegetables. I will be the first to assure you that that piece of information is not true. There are tons of things we can eat if you are creative. Learning what you like and what you can eat will all come with practice. You might have to experiment a little before you find your groove, but it will happen. I would also put money on the fact that you might find yourself having that moment halfway through a bowl of Cornbread Cafes vegan Mac and cheese. Just saying.

2. No allergies in Eugene, too good to be true!

One of the best things that I noticed about becoming vegan didn't become obvious until a few months later. For anyone who has lived in Eugene, OR through the springtime, you know what I am referring too. Allergies are monstrously bad here as we are in the middle of a basin and many people have to shut in themselves to not like, die. I was always one of those people, but last spring and this one so far as well I have noticed a crazy change. While I still get itchy eyes and sneeze occasionally, I no longer want to live in my bed where the pollen can't reach me! The vegan diet has been proven to reduce the levels of allergy issues that people have faced so basically if you're driving people crazy with your sneezing, maybe cut out the glass of milk in the morning.

3. Happy skin, happy day! 

Another benefit to being vegan is clear skin. A lot of people who are vegan tend to have clear skin that is acne free. That is not always the case, but there is 1 key reason why shiny skin comes from veganism. Dairy and meat products are not the skins best friend according to dermatologists. Both are chock full of hormones that aren't good for our bodies. Dermatologist William Danby even calls cow's milk "nature's perfect food for the creation of acne." So you might want to kiss that ice cream goodbye.

4.  There are lots of Vegan options, you just have to look!

Like I said above, there is a gross misconception that the only things Vegans eat are vegetables. There are so many different things that are incredibly good and don't have any animal products in them. Also, vegan restaurants are popping up all over the place now so you will able to eat out in peace and rest easy knowing your environmental footprint will be smaller. Some of my personal Eugene favorites are Cornbread Cafe, Morning Glory, the Veg and surprisingly Tacovore. Their tofu tacos are to die for! If you're more of a homebody though there are a lot of different well-known brands such as Ben and Jerrys and Carls Junior that are coming out with vegan alternatives!

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