I hope you all ate ice cream today. I had two different kinds of ice cream. I ate both the Royal Vanilla and the Hemp Date Nut from Omega Creamery. They were both unbelievably delicious and, even with central air conditioning, nice on a hot summer’s day.
You should know that National Ice Cream Day is a real thing in the United States. As one of his last acts in office, Walter Dee Huddleston, the Democratic Senator from the great State of Kentucky, introduced a bill for National Ice Cream Month. I’ve driven through Kentucky, on my way to the World Fantasy convention when it was in Chicago, and Kentucky does have cows, so that may be relevant. (My ice cream of choice has nothing to do with any sort of animal product.) Anyway, the resolution received bipartisan support and President Ronald Reagan signed it into law, making July National Ice Cream month and the third Sunday of July National Ice Cream Day. While July is undisputedly National Ice Cream Month in the United States, there is some controversy as to whether all the Ice Cream Days since 1984 are 100% official or not. Perhaps some good lawmakers could clear up any confusion, but Walter Dee Huddleston was succeeded by Republican Mitch Mitch McConnell, who is a bit more prosaic in his approach to governing.