This day... it is so nice out. I just want to be in it. I had soup for lunch. And the decision has been made. I don't like soup anymore now that it's warm. Soup = cold weather food. Or maybe if it was dark out I would like it better. Strange I guess.
I took a break and walked around the yard. I didn't go to the studio today. The dogs are keeping me company rather than the sounds of traffc. I wish the iPhone had a better camera in it. It's just convenient and fun to snap photos of things.
Coming back in, I passed the bag of Sour Patch Kids on the kitchen counter and stole one. It was orange, and suddenly out of nowhere I was reminded of eating Fla-Vor-Ice as a kid. Something about the artificial fruit flavor...
Wow just seeing a picture of it that I just found makes me almost able to feel the frosty cold tube in my hands! Marvin and I used to eat this stuff all the time. It was stored in the freezer that was in our garage, so it was pretty easy to access. I remember both of us eating all of the green first. I think orange was my second favorite. And blue was fun because your tongue might turn blue. If purchased today, I wonder if the packaging would be the same – you had to cut off the top to open them. I remember getting the box cutter from Dad's tool bench and using that if Mom didn't give them to us cut open already (she'd use scissors). I also remember finding scissors and angling the sides of the sharp plastic to avoid cutting the sides of my mouth. I preferred to push the ice tube up from the bottom and let the melted, bright liquid collect there to drink afterwords. Marvin liked to eat his and mush his up a little bit into a slushy format. Sometimes, when a chunk would get out too far, it would just fall off. Then it was for the dogs to clean up. I don't think it was ever a big loss, like dropping an ice cream cone. We could just go get another one if we felt slighted. I love how the name is broken up: Fla•Vor•Ice, as if it's some sort of dictionary entry for summer.
Ok flashback over.