Friday, June 4, 2010


I had an opportunity to take Blair to the Varsity last weekend for her very first FO. An FO is a Frosted Orange, the Varsity's orange smoothie similar to an Orange Julius.

And the Varsity -- for you non-Georgians -- is a drive-up/eat-in fast food restaurant with super greasy, super yummy food. When you go up to order, they yell at you, "What'll ya have?!" The Varsity opened in Atlanta in 1928. There are several now in the Atlanta area, and there is also one in Athens. The atmosphere is so much fun on Georgia Tech game day!

We drove up and all of the guys working were talking outside just like always. One of them -- if I read his name tag correctly -- has been working there for over 50 years! One of the men quickly came to the car and took my order.

My dad loves FOs, and I do too! Blair loves ice cream; she'll love an FO, right? Negative. I always have to make her try something new. If she likes it, she'll usually keep eating. If she doesn't, I don't push any more. I made her try it -- and this time, she threw up all over the console and passenger seat of my car, her clothes, and all in her toy bag. That'll teach ME!

At least she liked her hat!


Jamie said...

Oh my goodness! I wish I had been there! I love a good cheese dog with my FO! Boy do I miss Georgia!!
Sorry Blair didn't enjoy the FO experience. :)

Jen O'Daniel said...

Mmmmm... I love the Varsity, too! Wasn't that long ago that Grayson threw up a Smoothie King smoothie... that'll teach me. More FO or smoothies for us, right? :)