Texas kids went back to school Monday. That signals end of summer around here. Oh it's plenty hot enough to keep swimming, grilling, and dodging mosquitoes. However, it's more psychological.
Traffic has an urgency. My morning radio talk show (KISS FM 106.1) is less racy, geared more for their "mad moms in mini-vans" segment. Kohl's ads feature sweaters and jeans, not tank tops and flip flops. It's rather sad.
In a fight against end of summer doldrums, Ray and I enjoyed a treat at a new ice cream spot - Sub Zero. Workers fill your bowl with the cream mixture. You pick flavors and add-ins - I chose the mint chocolate chip extravaganza - and then it is blasted with liquid nitrogen. The cool mist adds pizzazz to the production and freezes your ice cream instantly. Several stirs later, you are ready to eat your confectionary delight.
Tasty on the tongue, it has a dense texture. If Sub Zero comes to your town, join the lines. Ice cream tastes like summer.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.