Sunday, February 26, 2006
We celebrated Valentine's Day by going to the Queen Mary with our friends Adam and Tina for the Chili Cheese Fry Eating Competition. How romantic. The event was an official IFOCE (International Federation Of Competitive Eating) contest and it did not let us down. Making a surprise appearance was Sonya The Black Widow Thomas, the #1 eater in the US and the #2 eater in the world. She went head to head with rookie sensation Joey Chestnut. It was a barn burner, with Sonya edging out Joey by one ounce. Sonya ate 8 pounds 2 ounces, and Joey ate 8 pounds 1 ounce. You haven't lived until you watch someone eat 8 pounds of chili cheese fries in 10 minutes.
Michayla's ready. "Bring it on!"
8 pounds of this!
What's a visit to the Queen Mary without a giant weiner?
Oh my god. There's Sonya Thomas!
With George Shea, the mastermind behind the IFOCE.
Adam attempts to get down just one mouthful. He failed.
Posted by Mark at 1:46 PM
We barely had time to recover when it was time for the Chinese New Year. A year ago we barely knew each other and none of us had daughters. This year, we're all fast friends and only Adam and Tina are waiting to go to China (They're going very very soon!)
If you'll notice, everyone is looking off to the left, except for Miss Chinatown, who is obviously mesmorized by Mark's devilish good looks.
With a nod to our high school years, the boys get together and talk about girls. Only now the girls are our daughters.
Tina practices being a mom. Soon. Very soon.
Posted by Mark at 1:24 PM