A drive out to an ice cream stand after supper is about as "Midwest summer" as it gets. I know I plan to do exactly that many, many times during this upcoming summer of 2012.
Do you debate your order while you stand in line? According to a study by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago and Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, your choices can reveal the true you. The ice cream scientists (Is that a profession? It should be!) concluded that if you're a vanilla person, you are a colorful, impulsive risk taker who sets high goals and has high expectations of yourself. You enjoy close family relationships.
If you choose chocolate ice cream, you are lively, creative, dramatic, charming, enthusiastic and the life of the party. You like being the center of attention and can get bored with routine. What if I go for butter pecan or chocolate chip, you say? Go take this fast quiz: http://www.atlantainfoguide.com/special/icecream.html