Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Glutton for Money
In the animal world, there are those that eat so much that they can double their weight within weeks, but its a necessary means for their survival. Not really for the pleasure or grandeur of it all.
I like to eat. I like to eat as much as the next guy. I mean I really really like to eat. But has anyone heard of International Federation of Competitive Eating? There is a whole world out there were you compete to stuff yourself silly in order to gain accolades, money and maybe some food groupie booty. There is a competition almost every other week and its not for the faint of heart. These abdominal atheletes duke it out to see who can eat the most birthday cake, the most pizza, watermelon, vienna sausages...anything. (Sounds like fun to me but I think, like most people, I'd pass on the vienna sausages.)
The #1 ranked eater is Takeru Kobayashi. Age 27 and only 132 pounds. Not big by any means so put those fatty stereotypes where you found them. He's dominated the "sport" since 2003. And he recently won the 2005 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest by eating 49 hotdogs with buns in 12 minutes. blecch!
The #2 ranked eater is Sonya Thomas. Yup a woman! we know how to pack it in just like the dudes. Also known as "the Black Widow of Eating", Sonya is 37 and 105 pounds. Small but deadly. Her list of wins is pages long but I'm most impressed by her downing 8.31 pounds Armour Vienna Sausage in 10 minutes. (once again, I'd so pass on those little gelatinous things)
The U.S. Open of Competitive Eating will be televised on ESPN tonight 8pm.
** So does this mean bulimia is ok if you get paid?
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Beat the hot summer LA nights!! Try the Greens in Valencia. Thats what I did this saturday night. For $8, you get to mini-golf on 18 holes (or more) of actual putting greens. Its a whole lot cooler than playing on decaying astro turf while trying to hit a neon golf ball through another freakin' windmill. Another plus, you get to drink a bucket of beer around the course.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Scholar Finale?!
Did you watch the Scholar finale on monday??
Did you see Melissa win?
Did you notice that she's going to Pomona College unlike her other peers on the show that are going to Yale, Princeton or Harvard?
Nothing bad on Pomona College but if this chick just won a full ride scholarship to any school in the country, was the top in her class and one of the best and brightest in the US...then why in the heck did she pick Pomona????
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Baby White's Baby Shower.
1) Fun People. There were fun people at this one. It actually helps if you have more than one friend at a baby shower. And since all the guests at this one were all my friends, it made it way way better.
2) More than just baby talk. Thank goodness conversation topics were more than just "my lil susie is eating solids now". Although the subjects of our collective conversations were more on the unsavory side (i.e. married black men with gay lovers but aren't gay themselves [based on an oprah show], fecal spray, cantaloupe sized testicles), I found myself more involved and interested.
3) No ingestion of baby foods. If you've been subjected to the game where you have to taste test baby food and determine the flavor, I think you know where I'm coming from.