elements of summer
After yesterday’s post, I was given a number of great suggestions of photo themes to keep me busy and get me snapping again. I’ve decided on an idea that borrows elements from the feedback that I received, blends it all into something that is personal, and ties it up with the sloppy bow that is summer. Over the next few weeks I hope to have some fun and get some pictures of the things that, as I grew up, made my summers complete. I got all excited by the idea and made a list that should keep me busy for a bit.
First up – the elusive Fun Dip. I know that these candies aren’t too hard to find anymore, but back when I was twelve, it seemed like the only place they could reliably be found were at the little league concession stands outside my old elementary school. Therefore, like the rarest, ripest fruit, there was only a very small window of opportunity in which to get my paws on them. I looked for them elsewhere throughout the year – gas station convenience stores, ice cream parlors, candy shops, carry outs, groceries and so on – but they were never there. I started to wonder if there was a little league concessionaire cartel that controlled the world supply. Why would anyone seek to limit the availability of this magical confection?
The Fun Dip offered not one, not two, but THREE different flavors of sugar powder (I’ve got options!) all devoured with the aid of a vanilla-flavored sugar stick. Once procured, it was off to the bleachers or the playground to carefully open each pouch and dip the sugar into my mouth until the package was emptied and/or hyperglycemia set in.