9.15.2011

Ice Cream 101 with Michelle

For those of you who really know me well, you know that ice cream is a staple in the Robinson household. Thanks to my dad, I developed a love for the good stuff. He would serve me a heaping bowl when I was just a little kid. Whenever I would scoop a bowl of ice cream for one of my friends, their eyes would go big as I scooped 4 or 5 scoops. I was always so confused when they said that was a lot of ice cream. To me that was normal. 

Fun facts about me and ice cream:


  • I always prefer something chocolaty. 
  • I hate Vanilla. I don't know why and it is very inconvenient so I wish I didn't... but i do. If I ever had a bowl of vanilla ice cream, I would cover it in chocolate sauce and stir it completely until there wasn't a trace of vanilla left. 
  • My favorite chocolate Ice cream is a very milky chocolate. The BYU Creamery has my favorite chocolate ice cream. I also like Blue Bunny and Tillamook a lot too. 
  • My all time favorite ice cream is Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. I have been known to become very greedy when it comes to this ice cream. I do not like to share it since it is a limited flavor. In fact, when I had to go to the hospital during my freshman year of college to get my gallbladder removed, I was at Macey's buying this ice cream. Sadly to report, I never did get to eat that ice cream and it got thrown out at the end of the year. I almost cried when my roommates broke the news to me. 
  • I like my ice cream really really frozen. People who put their ice cream in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it are committing a crime. 
  • I also like to put a tiny bit of milk on the top because when the ice cream is so frozen, it freezes the milk a little and creates a delicious milky concoction. 
  • Ice cream tastes so much better when it is eaten out of the carton. 
I found these pictures that make me laugh every time. 
Freshman year: Me and Julie each with our own carton of the Thin Mint ice cream. This was pre-gallbladder attack.

HAHA I cannot look at this picture without laughing so hard. Allison and I clearly weren't ready for this picture to be taken. It looks like there is a gas leak in our apartment because we look high.

I do love ice cream. 

9.09.2011

Chupacabras

If you are confused about the title of this post... so am I. Cisco read the post and I asked him what I should call it. This is what he said. So it is sticking. If you don't know what a Chupacabra is, it is like the Mexican BigFoot/Boogie Monster that sucks the blood of goats. Apparently that sums up our family. 

A little about the Aravena's

Our favorite TV Shows:
We LOVE the Food Network. Specifically Iron Chef, Chopped, and Diner's Drive-ins and Dive's.
Modern Family is the greatest show ever created.
Bones is a favorite. 
How I Met Your Mother is also pretty funny. 

We like to eat out:
Cisco's favorite: Moochies (which i am sure I have mentioned before)
My favorite: Any Thai curry. Seriously... this is a food that I will overeat to no end. 
I love curry and crave curry.
Spicy Thai? yes. Bangkok Grill? yes. 
 Too bad it is the one food that Cisco will eat but doesn't care for. Go figure. 

We have a cute dog. 
Mac has such a funny personality. And a lot of it. He is one ball of energy. 
He chases his tail. He wags his tail when he is having a good dream. He loves to sleep whenever Cisco is sleeping. Sometimes he needs to blow off energy and runs laps around our tiny apartment as fast as he possibly can. He HATES water. If he gets near a storm drain, a stream or a bath, he spreads all 4 legs as far as he can and puts his belly on the ground. Silly dog. 

I hate to cook. 
I said it. I want to be the cute wife who has dinner ready when Cisco comes home from a long day at work but that is a rarity. Although I am happy to report that this week I have had dinner ready 3 days in a row. Impressive! There are a few things I have mastered but I really don't like cooking. Things just go wrong. 
Don't even get me started on baking. 
You need a good short term memory for baking and I have none. Too many times I have forgotten how many eggs or cups of flour have been added, or what temperature to set the oven to seconds after I read it off the recipe card. 

Sometimes we like to take on more than we should. 
Prime Example: I became a wedding planner for Camille's wedding while starting a new job. A special thanks goes out to Cisco for not seeing me for a few weeks. I was a busy girl but the wedding turned out pretty great so It was worth it all. But I am glad it is over! 
Cisco likes to work 40 hours a week while going to school full time, playing on two soccer teams, and volunteering at a physical therapy office. I don't know how he does it. 

We also like to make big plans. 
I think we have 5 trips planned we are "saving for". Although I am not sure any actual saving is going on. 
We had a lot of fun camping last weekend (the day after the wedding we needed a vacation so we packed everything up and went to a nearby campground for one night. A lot of work but it was a nice break after a hectic week). 

So now you know us. 
oh, and we don't take pictures. I think I would take more pictures if I had a good camera. Good excuse for a new one right??