Another day at the beach, and the morning was beautiful. Though the temperatures were forecast to be in the low 90s with high humidity in the afternoon, the thermometer was a pleasant 78 degrees. The sky was clear, and the breeze was enough to cause the wind chimes to fill the air with pleasant music. With such a wonderful morning in front of me, I decided to go surfing.
With my freshly made coffee at my side, I sat down on the comfortable sofa and began to surf. What? Did you think I meant water surfing? Please.
As I was saying, I was enjoying my early morning surfing, when I found something pertaining to ice cream. As those who know me would expect, I stopped and accessed the link. What followed was a blurb about July being National Ice Cream month. Thankfully, I’ve know about National Ice Cream month, and I’ve been celebrating.
According to Yahoo!’s Who Knew, the average household consumes 12 quarts of ice cream per year. Take a look at at the video either by clicking on the link or accessing the embedded video.
Now, let me repeat, “The average household consumes 12 quarts of ice cream a year.” Though I am not a math mathematician, I have a calculator, and I am going to try and use the aforementioned statistic to come up with my ice cream consumption per year. Ready? Perhaps you should sit down.
Okay, so I consume an average of 4 pints a week. Yes, 4 pints. Please don’t get all judgmental on me. I am addicted to ice cream. I own the addiction. Now please, close your mouth. You’re not exactly addiction free.
As I was saying, I consume an average of 4 pints of ice cream a week. A quart consists of two pints. If I consume 4 pints of ice cream, that equals 2 quarts. Are you with me? L1, are you with me?
There are 52 weeks in a year. I know this, because my friend Andrea HT works in Human Resources, and she would remind me time and time again, whenever I asked her about my potential take home pay for new jobs. (I have a Rolodex full of mathematical resources, whom I contact when math is required.)
To continue, we have 4 pints of ice cream a week, which equals 2 quarts per week. When one multiplies 2 quarts by 52 weeks, one gets 104 quarts.
[Insert “GASP!” here.]
So, I consume approximately 104 quarts of ice cream a year. One hundred four. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Maybe I should be embarrassed by admitting I consume an average of 104 quarts of ice cream a year, but I am not embarrassed. However, I am startled by the fact that my ice cream consumption is over 8 times the national average. 8 times! Okay, perhaps I am a wee bit embarrassed.
I think I had better start exercising. My weight is bound to increase, if my current rate of ice cream consumption continues.
Have you celebrated National Ice Cream Month yet?