No, not ice cream.
In the foreign service, there are five career tracks: political, public diplomacy (PD), consular, management, and economic. If you have read this for a while, you know that I am PD coned and my partner is Pol coned.
The Hegemenist, a fairly new foreign service blogger, is doing some nice descriptions of each cone, including what to expect before and after tenure. Since I have gotten emails from readers asking about how to choose a cone (beyond taking the quiz at http://www.careers.state.gov/), I think this is pretty useful for those considering the foreign service.
So far, he has done descriptions of Consular, Management and Public Diplomacy.
He says Econ is on deck for tomorrow. If you are interested in learning more, check it out.