The other day I was on an outing with my guys, the spring weather was warm and called for ice cream. This was a time when just any old ice cream would not do. It had to be the ultimate, it had to be killer. Off we went to Graeters which has the best ice cream ever. They have many wonderful flavors but I rarely get past the vanilla chocolate chip. It's basic, I know, but it is really hard to beat. The vanilla ice cream has an opera creamish taste, very rich. The chocolate chips are dark chocolate and meaty. These chips have been known to be quite large at times. When my oldest was a youngster he an I would make frequent trips to Graeters. Every visit would turn into a game of who got the biggest chip. Sadly, Bradley won that game most every time. He showed his mama very little mercy waving his chip under my nose, giving me a running commentary about all aspects of said chip, size, texture yummy taste etc. As a matter of fact, when he was home on leave in November we had to make an ice cream run and guess what? Yup, he got a big chip and proceeded to play the game. Anyway, back to the present, I ordered the usual and was served a cup of chocolate chip ice cream. This was no ordinary cup of the stuff, this cup contained a "good chip" (so said the young man who was scooping.) Once I started eating, I discovered that it was not a mere "good chip" it was in fact the mother off all chocolate chips! Wait, this was not a chip it was a chunk, no a HUNK!!! This puppy was 3 inches square and about a quarter inch thick. That hunk took up most of my cup. I could not eat the thing in one sitting. I brought the boulder home and tucked it away in a container to finish through nibbles over a few days time. Oh how I wish Bradley could have been there to see it, it blew any large chip he had ever gotten and taunted me with right out of the water!!!!! As luck would have it I was toting the camera and took a few pictures to e-mail off to the "chip king". HA! Perhaps, bigger than this (holding the the big chip record), I wonder, could this be a sign? Are the winds of change about to blow? Maybe thats too much reading into a chip, or is it?