Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Amy's Ice Cream Olympics

I know, I know.  I've been so lame lately.  I've got a lot to put on the blog, and I'm going to do it, dammit.  I'm starting off by posting about the Ice Cream Olympics, which we attended tonight.

We went downtown, found parking pretty easily, and didn't have to pay because it was after 6 on a Wednesday.  So free parking made me happy.  We walked a few blocks to 6th and Lamar to witness the 9th annual Amy's Ice Cream Trick Olympics.  There were several categories of competition...the decathalon, the individual trick, and the team events.  I had my favorites--Max--who makes my ice creams at the airport, Tommy--who came up from 210 (San Antonio), and the Mustachioed man whose name annoyingly escapes me at the moment.  All three of my favorites won prizes. It was a good time.  We had a coke float and donated money to CASA of Travis County.  Sadly, they only raised about 300 dollars.

I've actually been considering applying to work at Amy's.  I'm afraid I'll either get really fat or start to hate ice cream.  Back in the day all the scoops did tricks.  It doesn't seem to be that way now, so it was nice to see all the fancy tricks at the Olympics.

Here is a photo of one of the decathalon heats.  I'm pretty sure Max (far left in grey shirt) won that round.

****The wonderfully mustachioed man's name is Charles Cotton.  He won the individual trick event.


Nicole said...

Whhaaahhhh?!?!? I had no idea this was even a thing. That's so cool. Guess people can make anything fun. Just need some creativity and desire.

k. said...

The scoops at Amy's Ice Cream used to all do tricks. It was part Amy's appeal. Now they mostly just scoop it up and hand it to you, so it was fun to see the cool tricks.

Austin is full of crazy stuff like this. Later this month we are having the Keep Austin Weird Festival. I'm sure that will be interesting.