A few summers ago my friend Andrea (her myspace page) needed to make some money, so she hopped onto an ice cream truck. She's an excellent flutist but way too interesting of a person to be on the usual career track, so it worked out well for her. She fills cones, makes some dough, and promotes her hip-hop flute playing. The New York Times even wrote a very cool article about her.
Naturally I was totally jealous of her for having the guts to do something so strange. This year she decided to begin building an empire. She asked around for other drivers, and I decided that if I passed up this opportunity I would be an idiot. I'll help promote Andrea's tunes, and make some cash for myself. For those of you who don't know me, I'm a professional musician (a bassoonist!) and I'm also working on my doctoral degree.
In the coming weeks I'll be getting my official license, and in the mean time I'll do some ride-alongs with Andrea so I can see how it works. Artwork is forthcoming, so I'll be printing up t-shirts and whatnot.
Bryan has also decided to get licensed, so that if he goes out to work with me we'll be legit. How sweet! We both intend to post anecdotes on this blog. This should be a fun summer...