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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Snowman Opening Day 2013

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I don’t know who paid off Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby, but apparently it wasn’t enough. The snow came down and caused havoc Thursday night and part of Friday but Mother Nature wanted a Boston Shake. So out came the sunshine and the start of the muddy season. But even with the flooded streets and soggy ground the people came. They arrived on foot, they used their bikes… car doors opened and passengers spilled out. They waited patiently on line, gazing at the signs, deciding which would be the flavor to start off the season. Pistachio Nut? Raspberry Sherbet? Or perhaps Only 8? So many choices…

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I stuck to my tried and true vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles. I was daring and asked for a regular size, waistline be damned! In my opinion, this time of year is the best time to have ice cream. Yes, it’s cold out. But because it’s cold, the melt rate is slow as molasses. And when you have a cone with sprinkles, the melt rate is always on your mind. Unless you get the cone bib thing, then drips don’t matter. But the only people who use those are little kids… and people who don’t like mess.

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Even with the cold weather, I still ended up with a stray sprinkle on my jacket. At this point I was in my car and I think I had the heater on. It may have been sunny, but it was still chilly. Oh well. Could have been worse. I’m already anticipating that for the summer.

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