I know I haven’t blogged the past few days, been busy packing and today my car brokedown on the way to drop my dad off to the airport. It’s an old 88 Toyota Camry, my first car! It’s time to say goodbye because it’s not worth putting a lot of money into getting it fixed, especially since my parents want to buy new cars once we get back to Maryland. So after a hellish morning and pushing my car up the hill with my dad, while my mom put in neutral, then my trunk broke, and then I went digging in a cardboard recyle bin for boxes! Now, I must say that was the best part of the day! I didn’t crawl inside the bin, but I was reaching pretty far in to get some boxes. Why pay for boxes when your moving? I’ve moved so much that I’ve got it down to a science!
It does suck I don’t have any super close friends here in Denver to help us pack the truck up and move all these boxes, but me and my mom got it. We did this once before when we moved from Ohio to Maryland and my dad left a week earlier to look for a job in Maryland. It should be lots of fun moving and going across country though. I love spending time with my mom, she cracks me up!
So while watching Housewives of Atlanta (so on team Nene, Kim annoys me!) she randomly asked me if I knew the original words to the ice cream truck song. It brought back memories of me on my rollerblades in Owing’s Mills running around the townhouse complex and chasing after the ice cream truck. Sometimes he wouldn’t stop for us, he was so mean! He would decide not to come sometimes and then drive right pass us. So….I started my own business!
So at the 10 going on 11, I went to Shoppers next to Ollies in Randallstown and bought a 4 dollar box of those colored freeze pops. Long story short, I racked up a bunch of money selling them for 10 cents a piece and sometimes I’d give discounts to the gang members that came to my door at midnight on those hot summer nights. Man, them guys were so cool! Even though we all knew they was slingin, they passed word around the neighborhood about my freeze pop business. It was fun while it lasted but after summer I stopped. I even got a ice maker machine, that you add flavor too. That lasted for a good week, but everyone wanted the popsicles!
Even though the ice cream man was hateful, which propelled me to start my own business venture, I always wondered where the original words for ice cream song. Every truck plays different songs. I lived in an area where one trucked played "Pop Goes the Weasel". But the main song which you may know from Jibbs "Does Your Chain Hang Low" is actually called "Do Your Ears Hang Low". At first glance I’m thinking, how does someone have ears that hang low? What does it look like? Are my ears okay? But then looking at the lyrics, it becomes quite a catchy song and it doesn’t matter if it’s possible for your ears to wobble or touch the sky. After doing some research, I found out it’s an old folk song that is in the Roud Folk Song Index. Check out the song below, but I’m warning it you becomes very catchy. You’ll be singing it for a good 2 or 3 days. I finally got Tito Nieves "I Like it Like That" out of my head. Ugh Commercials!!!!!! The songs just randomly pop up in your head when you least expect it. Sidenote: The creators of cartoon shows be on some other stuff….smh this video is goofy, but pulls you in!