When it comes to relationships, there are few couples as great at Lily and Marshall from How I Met Your Mother. There’s something about that unconditional love that can last through all kinds of madness and fluctuations in life (except for if you move to San Francisco – that’s the limit). Though I’ve always been weirdly fascinated by Barney and his adventures, I’ve found myself being someone in between Robin and Ted (haven’t fallen into horse poop – yet). The show is totally steak sauce and I have lost count of how many times I’ve watched all the seasons just to get through the burning summers and nearly unbearable winters here.
So, the Olive Theory! If you’re not familiar with the show – this is essentially one of the theories that Lily and Marshall used to describe why they are such a great couple: one of them loves olives while the other hates them. Though it’s later revealed that they both like olives (crisis), this theory specifically peaked my interest, and I’ve used this as a precedence for several things in my life. Surprisingly, a lot of things have been revolving around olives lately, and here’s some of them:
- CNN posted a list of companies that failed a test of using safe meat – free from antibiotics. Olive Garden miserably failed this test (read: don’t eat their meat)
- Ella Enchanted is a great movie and Hattie and Olive are almost as great as the sisters in the live-action Cinderella movie played by Lily James, and Cate Blanchett as the stepmother
- The garlic marinated olives at Whole Foods are AMAZING
- I recently got a new pair of sunglasses. Guess what they’re called – OLIVE
So while I’m on a effortless quest to find a man who hates olives (don’t worry dad – BBA first) – I’m going to keep enjoying these small clumps of happiness while wearing my Elizabeth and James Olive Sunglasses. I need to see for myself if this olive theory really works – and what disasters will go down if I meet someone who LOVES olives. And what if the olive theory entails everything that has to do with olives in my life? What if for the theory to work, he needs to love Olive Garden, dislike the sisters in Ella Enchanted – or worse, love them, and think that my Olive sunglasses are hideous? There are so many questions that need to be answered, and I wish Lilypad and Marshmallow were around to address these. In the meantime – I’ll keep enjoying my garlic marinated olives, and you should check out these pictures featuring the Olive Sunglasses taken in FiDi.
Oh – how I miss those downtown days (and how weird is it to write a post about olives?)