On my last day of seventh grade, more years ago than I care to tally, a boy named Todd wrote a cheerful little note inside the back cover of my yearbook. At the bottom, he signed his name, drew a smiley face, and added his phone number. All year long, I had sat next to Todd in third-hour math class, and had developed an enormous crush on him. Little did he know that, over the course of the following summer, I would use that phone number to call him.
Every. Single. Day.
It’s been a while since I had a summer romance as thrilling as that one, but this year I do have a new kind of crush. My latest infatuation is the Strawberry Lemonade Chiller drink, an icy, slushy beverage made with lemonade and big chunks of real strawberries. It also comes in classic lemonade and raspberry lemonade flavors, and while those are also delicious, my heart belongs to strawberry. I guess you could call it my summertime slush crush.
I think about the Strawberry Lemonade Chiller every day. Sometimes I ride my bike past a DQ® store, just to catch a glimpse of it through the window.
But, like most summer crushes, this one is not destined to last forever. Dairy Queen® Lemonades and Lemonade Chiller drinks will only be available for the summer, and I plan to enjoy them while they last.