Wednesday, September 29, 2010

All my exes live in Texas therefore I reside in SLC

As many of you know, when I married Eric I also adopted a college sports team, that team is the UCLA Bruins. To support our Bruins, the Olson clan (the other Olson clan) made their way south. All the way to Texas. The Bruins were playing the University of Texas, yeah those guys that played in the national championship last year. A bit daunting to say the least for our little Bruin bears.

Because of that we had to enjoy ourselves and ensure that the trip was not an entire bummer.

We spent time in San Antonio which was a pretty neat place.

Interesting fact about Texas in September: it is hot as Hell, but more humid.

San Antonio's River Walk, very jazzy.

Game Day in Austin. In from of Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.

The marching band. Look at that T, well done guys.

Ez and i looking very happy, are the Bruins winning for real? THE BRUINS ARE WINNING!

The Bruins won! Just look at that UCLA section, so proud of that beautiful Bruin blue wave.

Bevo, Texas mascot. Sorry Bevo, it turns out in the battle between a Bruin bear and a Longhorn, the Bruin wins, who knew.

Steve, Michelle, Eric and I sticking around after the bruins HUGE win. I know many of you out there may not realize how awesome it was that UCLA won. Let me throw some facts at you to put it in perspective.

  • Texas was ranked 7th in the country, UCLA was not ranked.
  • UCLA was 1-2, Texas was 3-0
  • Texas was the 2009 Big 12 Champions
  • The last time Texas was beat at home was in 2007
Basically this was one of the best football games in UCLA history and we were there! Such a great weekend. Thanks to Mike for making it all happen!

P.S. The title of this post is in reference to a George Strait song. I do not in reality have any exes in Texas.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ginger Hall of Fame

As a red head (albeit a new one, hey I had red hair when I was a baby), I feel I need to stand up for my ginger brothers and sisters. Red Heads get the rep of being mean, ugly and having pasty white skin and all of these are a misrepresentation of the group (except the pasty white skin, that usually rings true). To prove the anti-ginger folks wrong, I came up with group of awesome carrot tops (Carrot Top the comedian not included. He is a embarrassment to gingers everywhere).

The Red Head Hall of Fame:

Ann Margret: Iconic Red Head

Conan O'Brien: Funny Red Head

Christina Hendricks: Curvaceous Red Head

Ron Howard: Oscar Winning Red Head

Isla Fisher: All Around Adorable Red Head

Shaun White: Athletic Red Head

As you can see there are some pretty great gingers in the world, so the next time you decide to put them down, remember this list.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Are you hungry?

I consider myself someone who can appreciate good food. Whenever EZ and I go out to eat we compete to see who can order the better thing. I am usually the winner, because of this I am going to let my blog readers in on some pretty good eats.

I discovered these little jems while at the Asian market. You had to spend over $10 to use your card and I was at $8 so I just picked them up and I am so happy I did. HI-CHEWs are like Mambas but so so so much better. Try them, you will like them. P.S. I recommend Apple or Orange.

#2 Burnt Almond Fudge Milkshake
Okay this one takes a little prep time. Here are the ingredients you need;
  • Burnt Almond Fudge ice cream (sometimes hard to find, but don't think you can substitute it, this is a very important ingredient).
  • Malted Milk
  • Skim Milk
Mix together to your preferred consistency. You may not think this sounds so great but let me just tell you this, last weekend, Eric ate 2 of these a days and drove across town twice to get the Burnt Almond Fudge ice cream.

#3 Pop-Secret Homestyle Popcorn
I love popcorn and this is the best popcorn you can get without making it the old fashion way yourself. This popcorn has the perfect amount of butter and salt. For extra bonus enjoy with Milk Duds.

Another blog post about food. What can I say, I like to eat. Also shout out to Dan's Food in Foothill. All of the above items are available there (one of the only places you can find Burnt Almond Fudge).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Me and Andy love our candy

The other day I was online and I came across this little tidbit of information:

"Andy Warhol would visit pastry shops daily, sometimes bringing home an entire birthday cake and eating it by himself. At sumptuous meals, he would abstain, explaining, ‘Oh, I only eat candy.' One time at an airport, his bag was searched at customs and found to be full of candy, chewing gum, and cookies. After his death, his collection of cookie jars was auctioned off for a quarter of a million dollars."

I had always liked Andy Warhol's work but after I read this, I was in love. "I only eat candy" are you kidding me, that is the coolest thing I have ever heard.

So anyways, in honor of my new favorite artist I am going to show you some of his works and share some interesting facts about the man:

Eight Elvises, c.1963 sold for 100 million dollars. This put Warhol in to the prestigious 100 Million Dollar Club, which includes Jackson Pollock, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso

Grevy's Zebra, c.1983

Andy owned a Great Dane named Cecil. The stuffed dog is now on display at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Andy Warhol regularly attended mass at his church (St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan, New York) and was credited as being a very spiritual and religious man.

Guns, c.1981-82

Andy Warhol is the famed founder of the magazine Interview.

While in high school, Andy Warhol became ill with St. Vitus' disease, which is believed to be a complication of scarlet fever. The disease led Andy to develop into a hypochondriac, causing him to have a great fear of hospitals and medical doctors as an adult.

Dog, c.1986

Yes, the best for last, my beloved frenchie!