Sunday, August 4, 2013

I Scream, You Scream...52 more days of Ice Cream!

July has come to an end and so too has National Ice Cream month, but not before we in the library had a chance to celebrate.  Sanctioned as a month for national "Vitamin I" indulgence, we felt a great responsibility to fully commemorate America's favorite frozen treat.

We even established a special decree for all STCL students, alumni, faculty, and staff: 
May the observance of National Ice Cream Month continue for 52 additional days (during which time all frozen dairy confections shall be consumed 100% free-of-guilt) and conclude on September 22, aka National Ice Cream Cone Day. 
After all, as Houstonians, our incomparable tolerance for heat and humidity entitles us to an ice cream holiday extension -- unless of course you're eager to start observing National Catfish Month -- no disrespect to catfish, but Homemade Vanilla wins that contest every time!
Learn more about National Ice Cream Month from the Government Printing Office, and watch a cool video about ice cream production in Colonial America.
And in recognition of our other true love (books!), here's a fun link to book-inspired ice cream flavors. Dig in!