Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gone Bowling

As many college football fans know, the last week of December and the first week of January is bowl time!  Todd and I love snuggling on the couch and watching bowl games.  But we got to experience bowl games this season in many different ways.

My good friend Minnie from high school called a few days before Christmas to say that she and her husband Mike were coming down to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl, and they had two extra tickets.  Would we want to go?  When I told Todd the news, he said, “Yes.  Yes.  Yes!"  Minnie and Mike were coming because they went to Cal Berkeley and the Holiday Bowl was Cal vs Texas.  So on Wednesday (12/28) afternoon, we drove to downtown to meet up with Minnie and Mike for a late lunch at Dobsons, which was near their hotel.  The cool thing was, another friend from high school, Vivi, also was down in San Diego!  So she and her boyfriend Tom also met up with us at the restaurant.  I haven’t seen Vivi since 1998!

This was the only photo I got of the three of us, and unfortunately it was blurry.  :(
Minnie’s friend Irene also met up with us.  I remember Irene from high school time as well.  She lives in China now!

After the late lunch, we drove down to Qualcomm Stadium for the game.  We got to sit in the Plaza level and the view was great!


Todd took this photo of me and Minnie.  Yay, not blurry!

Unfortunately, Cal lost to Texas.  But I’m so glad that I got the chance to catch up with a good friend!  I haven’t seen Minnie since November 2009, right after she had her daughter.  They now have a son too!

On January 2nd, our team, The Ohio State Buckeyes, played Florida in the Gator Bowl.  Our team went 6-6 in the regular season this year.  We weren’t expecting them to beat up on Florida in the bowl game, but we enjoyed watching it nevertheless.  It was Jan. 2nd and we had the day off work!
20120102-IMG_4637_600 Gator Bowl???  Sigh.  I don’t like named bowls.

Then last night, we were invited to our friends Anne & Gilbert’s house to watch the Sugar Bowl.  Their team, VA Tech, was playing Michigan.  We made “Sugar Bowl VA Tech” sugar cookies!  Get it?  Sugar cookies… Sugar Bowl. :p 
I put the sugar cookies too close together on the cookie sheet, so they sort of got warped.  They’re supposed to be football shaped, LOL!  And I used my cookie stamps to spell out “Sugar Bowl” and “VA Tech” and stamped them on the cookies before baking. 

They fed us some wonderful chili for dinner.  It was so good that I ate a little bit more than one bowl. 

We cheered hard but alas, VA Tech lost to Michigan in overtime.

So in this bowl season, we went 0-3!  Maybe we were the unlucky charm and our friends will never want to watch another bowl game with us again?  Hope not!  Any time there is the Three Big F involved (Friends, Food, Football), we’re in!


  1. I love the way you do these get-togethers to watch football, Christine! DH & I are avid football (soccer) fans and we've been spoilt with the choice of matches to watch over the festive season too. Getting to "live" games is a bit tough though because it costs waaaaaaay to much to go :-( ... thankfully our satalite TV provider shows LOTS of the big games, so we get our fill ;-)

  2. Those cookies were extra delicious.

  3. Love those cookies. I need to make stamped cookies ASAP!

  4. Great to have the three "F" especially the first on "friends"

    Like to see all your get-togethers with your friends and the fun you all have


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