Here are some stories to think about as we wait for the heat and dry weather of July to settle in (hopefully).
AN ICE CREAM shortage may be gripping Long Island, New York. Nassau County legislator David Denenberg says a distribution problem is keeping such popular favorites as Toasted Almond, Cookies and Cream, and Chocolate Éclair bars off Good Humor Ice Cream trucks. Officials have launched a petition demanding delivery of the goods.
Denenberg says that this is the first time local families “will not be able to enjoy their favorite summer treats.”
Everybody loves Good Humor Ice Cream. And getting it from one of the music-playing trucks is an American tradition. But – the stuff is available at most supermarkets, so there really isn’t a reason to panic on Long Island. It would be a different matter if the area ran out of ingredients for their famous iced tea!
A FLORIDA CAR dealership is looking for information on a recent monster-sized theft. According to the “Bradenton Herald” North River Auto Sales owner James Way says a set of tires was lifted from a monster truck on their front lawn!
Way said the theft of the 900-dollar tires must have been a “big operation” He says it would have likely taken three of four men more than an hour to get the tires off the vehicle and into a large truck or trailer. Way has offered 1,000-dollars to anyone with information that helps solve the case.
Shouldn’t this theft be easy to solve? Just find the person in town with a big enough jack to get those tires off. Those tires aren’t replacements for a Subaru I’m pretty sure.
A 71-YEAR-OLD Michigan man is proud to be a professional student. ABC News reports Michael Nicholson of Kalamazoo has 29 college degrees, and is looking for a 3oth!
Nicholson has one bachelor’s degree, two associate degrees, 22 master’s degrees, three specialist’s degrees, and a doctoral degree in subjects ranging from Library Science to Law Enforcement. Nicholson says he’ll feel like he’s completed his “basic education” when he earns about 33 or 34 degrees. He jokes that if he’s still alive after that, he’ll be “free to pursue any type of degree.”
I can’t imagine all that commitment to one’s education. Just think of all the tests, term papers, and professor conferences. Not to mention all the dorm activities and keg parties. He still must get the question “Hey Mike, what are you going to do with your life?”
LYING ABOUT ONE’S age isn’t as common as one might think!
Only a slim majority answering a “60 Minutes/Vanity Fair” poll say they’ve been dishonest when telling someone how old they are. Eleven-percent of the respondents admit they’ve claimed to be younger than they actually are, while 19 percent have said they’re older.
Additionally, just over 20 percent confess to having taken the lie in both directions – shaving a few years of in some situations and at times adding some years to their age. But 49 percent say they’ve always told the truth about their age.
I don’t know why people lie about their age anyway. I recently read an interview with acclaimed British actor Michael Caine in which he said he “embraced,” his age, and accepted it. Caine said men, especially, should enjoy the nuances of getting older.
I agree, which is why I never, ever lie about my true age. Nope, I wouldn’t even consider doing such a thing until I reach the age of 35.
And that’s, hmmmph, the truth!
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