Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's finally sounding correct

Back in July, when I was spending my lunch reading in my fancy pool in the backyard. I would hear the ice cream man rolling down the street...playing Christmas music. In July. It actually took me a few times before I fully recognized what I was hearing.

I have to admit, it was a little confusing to my brain. Hearing Christmas music while sitting in a pool in 95+ degree weather. It felt wrong. Also, who makes Christmas music for ice cream trucks? Isn't the ice cream truck a summer occurrence? I don't recall actually seeing the ice cream truck out around Christmas. Maybe he got his hands on a special ice cream truck Christmas mix and thought, "shit I have this great mix, but I don't run during the winter...might as well play it now". Although now that I think about it, maybe it's to make us feel like it's winter outside, even when it's really a 83 degree November day here in Burbank.

I understand that whatever the reason, the ice cream truck driver went with the Christmas music. However, for the few days before Halloween, he went to normal ice cream truck music. Only to go back to the Christmas music for Halloween day. This ice cream truck DJ is really a mystery to me. At least now as I listen to the fifth Christmas song in a row from him (how many kids live on this street that he's out there for five songs) I think, at least it's starting to feel a little more Christmassy...if I close my eyes and pretend it's not really 83 degrees out.

***there is an ice cream truck that cruises around Burbank that is awesome. It's silver, very clean and cool...they play Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. If that ice cream truck were to make it to my street, I would be running out for ice cream every day...Cause ice cream doesn't get cooler than that!***


  1. Wow, you have cool ice cream trucks. Ours here only play "do your ears hang low" over and over and that's if you can find an ice cream truck. On the east coast we always had ice cream trucks, not so much in Ohio. And we only get them in the summer months. In Scotland, they get them year round, twice a day. Imagine the joy I felt as a 10 year old kid in Scotland when I got to visit the ice cream truck twice in one day in December!!!! I was there visiting family for the holidays as a kid. Yea for the ice cream truck.

  2. You need to go out there and talk to this dude. That is too funny! I would want to know what kind of man plays xmas music during the summer and Halloween.

    In our neck of the woods, the ice cream man has been robbed by a group of teenage boys. Twice. So sad.

  3. Feel lucky that your ice cream man would consider Christmas music. I have a feeling that our little ice cream minivan drivers (scary site) with their turbans do no endorse those ice cream man CDs!

  4. I lived in England for 3 years and worked in a remote location, so we had a lunch truck come around with sandwiches and drinks, etc. His song? La Cucaracha. Sadly, the irony was completely lost on the Brits.
    I don't know that we have an ice cream truck in San least not where I live. (But that's probably a good thing!)

  5. Melissa, you reminded me that we do have a "veggie" truck that comes by twice a day and they play "la Cucaracha". However, they come by so late at night that I wonder what they're selling then...


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