Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Keeping cool

Early this afternoon, I had a sort of not-quite-frozen lemonade drink that I bought while walking through campus. The best way of describing it is to quote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, chapter two, which came to mind while I was sipping my drink.
It was a very sunny Saturday and the zoo was crowded with families. The Dursleys bought Dudley and Piers large chocolate ice creams at the entrance and then, because the smiling lady in the van had asked Harry what he wanted before they could hurry him away, they bought him a cheap lemon ice pop. It wasn't bad, either, Harry thought, licking it as they watched a gorilla scratching its head who looked remarkably like Dudley, except that it wasn't blond.

It needed a little more lemon and a little more sugar, but all in all, it wasn't bad.