"Wait...is that the...oh my god I think it is...."
For some maybe it's the first meeting of your slowpitch softball team, or the scent of freshly cut grass. Maybe it's the first bite of a bbq'd hotdog, or the first time you ride in your car with the windows down. For me? Well brace yourself for another little secret of mine...
I own my own ice cream truck.
So how do I officially know it's the first day of summer? The first sighting of...
The ice-cream zombies. Kids that hear the music but can't place where the truck is yet. They all freeze at the same time, their lips quivering. No breathing. No blinking. Nothing. Every fiber of their body focused on finding the source of the gypsy music they have ingrained in their minds. Must. Find. Iccccce Creeeeeam.
They're terrifying, and should never be underestimated.
So folks summer offically starts at the first sighting of the ever so flagrant ice cream zombie. And if my calculations are correct (and if the weather cooperates) summer in Montana will officially start on May 27th :).
What offically marks the start of your summer?
P.S. Don't forget to vote in the poll on the right. For explanation see this post. I'm in your hands!