Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Have a Little Fun....Today

Well i'm a week late on our Ellen adventures, but better late than never! Last monday Mariah got standby tickets to the "Ellen" show and invited Lori and I. SO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Now don't judge, if you can look past Ellen's lifestyle choices, she is actually really funny. We had a blast living up what we have dubbed "Ellen Day" with no kids for over 12 hours...woo hoo! I think the best part was just being able to do whatever you wanted whenever. There's nothing like good ole' freedom. Since we were going to be in L.A we decided to do the touristy L.A thing and hit up Beverly hills. I'm pretty sure our picture taking (setting the timer and running) didn't give it away at all that we weren't locals.

Nonetheless we had fun. Since Beverly Hills shopping was just a wee bit out of our price range, we did some taste testing at 2 popular L.A cupcake joints: "Sprinkles" and "crumbs" I vote Crumbs just in case your interested. If you compare them to ice cream, Sprinkles is like Vanilla, simple, classy and tasty. Crumbs on the other hand is like fully loaded cookies and cream or butterfinger, piled high with lots of topping which definitely my favorite part...plus they had flavors like boston cream pie, hostess, cotton candy, carmel apple, double dutch chocolate fantasy galore (or something like that.)
But, the real excitement happened at Sprinkles. San Diego Channel 8 Newsman, Larry Himmel, was doing a special on Sprinkles and so he interviewed us and bought our cupcakes. Too bad I couldn't get my post up in time to advertise our news appearance on thursday. They edited out all our speaking parts anyway, but we did get 4 different shots. We thought it was cool anyway!

Larry Himmel was nice enough to pose with us :)

Pic of mini "crumb" cupcakes!
Aren't they cute???

Sorry, this is going on and on...seriously you don't have to read on. Next off to Ellen, and I won't spend too much time on her because we didn't get in:(
Which was actually okay because there were totally lame guests and we still got to go in the riff-raff room and we got guarenteed tickets to another show....So Ellen Part II will be coming in March :) Stay Tuned.
We also got offered tickets to Ellen's grammy special were she will interview a lot of the winners, and sadly had to turn it down because it was on a sunday. HUGE Bummer, but then I realized I probably don't know a lot of the young and hip grammy nominees anymore.. i'm a little out of the loop!

We stopped at El Torito Grill on the way home and ate ourselves sick, but had a great time doing it!
Special thanks to grandmas who took care of our little kiddos so we could have such a fun day. Grandmas are the best!!!
We were pretty exhausted by the time we got home, but couldn't resist one final stop at the grocery store! If your a grocery game fan, you know monday is a prime shopping day. We're nerds, sorry girls, i'm a nerd, but I just can't help it! It was seriously such a fun fun fun day!!!!! Can't wait for Ellen day part II


ERK & MRK said...

I love this!!! So much fun is right! I can't wait for our next adventure, is it March yet? Great details by the way, you are a terrific writer!!!

Halvos said...

Well said Brooke. By the way, when did you re-do your background and not tell me about it? Very cute, and very fun! Love it.

Can't wait til March!! WOO HOO!!