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Snow Cone

A snow cone is a tasty frozen treat made with shaved ice and flavored syrup. It’s basically ice covered with sugar and sold for a 100% markup. But they are awesome so I don’t care. They are perfect on a hot day. I had my first snow in a few years the other week. I was hiking the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage and went four miles out to the beach. I took a couple of photos of the spectacular view and started to head back down the trail when I noticed a couple of kids munching on snow cones. I instantly knew that there was an ice cream man around because nobody carries around snow cones. And once you see a snow cone, you want a snow cone. I quickly located an ice cream truck posted up in the parking lot and I forked over a few bucks to buy a liter of Mountain Dew and a snow cone. I sipped my Dew, I enjoyed my cone, and I felt like I was on top of the world and I practically was. It will be hard to top that snow cone.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Ice Cream Man

I was lucky enough to grow up in the suburbs in the days when kids still played outside.  There were a dozen other kids on my block around my age and we spent our summers outside riding bikes, playing games, and generally wreaking havoc. But we would drop whatever we were doing whenever the Ice Cream Man rolled around. We would be in the middle of an intense street hockey battle when somebody would suddenly hear a few bars of Do Your Ears Hang Low? and shout out, “ICE CREAM MAN!!!” The game would stop as everyone dropped their sticks and scattered back to their houses to scrape together enough quarters to buy a Choco Taco. Oh, the Ice Cream Man. I thought he had the best job in the world. He gets to drive around and eat ice cream all day. He was my hero, he was my idol, he was my savior on those unbearably hot August days. The Ice Cream Man seems to be a dying profession. For some reason there’s something about a 40-year-old guy in a van driving around giving treats to little kids that makes people suspicious.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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