Monday, March 31, 2008

a covered dish meal of eating.

As a result of finding Kobayashi and Badlands Booker in my Economics text book, and this article which I found on, I decided to write my weekly-assigned economic article analysis on it. I was more than excited to finally utilize my love of competitive eating in school work (something I have tried to find the oppurtunity to legitimately do for months now). Turns out, my professor liked it as well and I earned my first perfect score out of the 6 analyses I've turned in. I suppose I'll be trying to find more ways to write about competitve eating in the future. I've been trying to find some way to incorporate it into a future research paper on some aspect of the ancient world, but I can't think of anything that could suffice for six pages of comparison.

In other news, I went to Arby's yesterday and, as usual, split a DELICIOUS chocolate turnover. Readers, if you have not tried these yet, they are AMAZING. I could probably eat 20 of them and not even realize it, yet for my stomach, legs and thigh's sake, I chose the healthy route and just split one. Yesterday's turnover was exceptionally chocolatey and delectable. (If anyone didn't know this, an Arby's chocolate turnover is a flaky pastry with gooey decadent HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE filling the inside. Not only is it a choclate turnover but a Hershey's chocolate turnover, making it all the more amazing.)

There are a few times in life when you know destiny is on your side. Those times for me, are when I am bored out of my mind, flipping through channels during breaks of reality tv marathons and come across the food network and see none other than Joey "Jaws" Chestnut. It was an episode of Unwrapped that I had never seen before (it could have been new, but I'm not really sure); and it was about hot dogs. There was Joey with his room full of trophey's and belts and I was just plain excited to come across the food network at just the right time. This seems to happen to me quite a bit. One weekend on MTV, there was a 24 hour takeover by the crazy folks of Jackass. I just so happened to turn to that channel to see "Eater X" Tim Janus, Artuo Rios Jr., and Crazy Legs Conti (I believe... it's been a while so i could be forgetting who it was) eating hot dogs in a competition agains Bam Margera's dad, Phil. It's just great when competitive eating simply falls into your metaphorical lap.

Speaking of hot dogs, I am excited to know that Charlotte, NC is a definate spot for a Nathan's qualifier. It would be amazing to actually compete in it. I know I'm definately not up to par to make it to the superbowl of Competitive eating on the 4th, but I would be satisfied with being at the table in Charlotte and eating as many Nathan's Hot dogs that I possibly could. I hope they post the dates soon; the wait is killing me!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


We cannot wait for:

MLE: The Game

Nathan's to release dates for the qualifying tour. Hopefully there will be one in Charlotte this summer seeing as we ae complete idiots and missed it last summer!

Sweet summer and our favorite holiday, Independence Day!

KSO V. and multiple qualifiers! (and possibly giving a qualifier a try? we'll have to see about that.)

The Hog Happenin' in Lincolnton, NC (which offers amature eating competitions!) that we have yet to visit in our deprived years of living there.

And hopefully many many more great food moments and memories of the 2008 season to come!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March Madness!

Yeah, we have really been slacking our updating as of the new year. It is difficult when there hasn't been many eating events of 2008 thus far, in addition to the sad fact that we are girls and swimsuit season is quickly approaching. Despite lack of actual competitions and amazing food, March has been a great month for competitive eating: Birthdays, and St. Patrick's day. According to, Kobayashi, El Toro and "Beautiful" Brian are all March babies in addition to yours truly, Jamie, Dr. Seuss, and our former dog, Lucky.

Aside from birthdays, I'm sure everyone had a delightful St. Patrick's Day. For the occasion, the school cafeteria served corn beef and cabbage as a choice for lunch; decent for cafeteria food.

Yesterday, during an exceptionally boring microeconomics class, I turned through the pages of my text book and was delighted in my discovery in chapter 8, on "Utility" that there was a small picture on the right side of the Tsunami himself, Takeru Kobayashi and Badlands Booker standing side by side at Nathan's on the fourth of July. It was there to demonstrate Utility: the relative satisfaction from the consumption of goods, and under the picture it said something in the manner of "in some cases, such as an eating competition, the utility is 0" meaning that there isn't satisfaction or desirability from eating a large number of food in a short amount of time (or so I understood), in which case, I beg to differ. Although competitve eaters may feel like total vomit after eating 20+ hot dogs in 12 minutes, the satisfaction of being at Nathan's and competing for the mustard belt is desireable enough to outweigh the possible disgusting feeling of a stomach full of hot dogs.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

we suck.

Wow, we had this big long beautiful list of things we hope to accomplish this year and so far, not much has changed. I (Sadie) am still working on our Krystal video from last fall. God, I'm such a slacker. If I would sit down for a few hours and just do it, it would be finished but I guess I'm just lazy. Instead, I spend my precious hours home from work laying on the couch watching Flight of the Conchords and stalking people's Myspaces.

It doesn't look like we'll be able to go to A Taste of Broadway this year as we had hoped but we have good reason...our cousin Abby is getting married that day!

Jamie ordered CLC's video documentry, The Zen Art of Competitive Eating, and I have to say that it is quite entertaining. How cool would it be to hang with Crazy Legs' crew? Very cool.

In other news, I am moving in a few months! Starting in May, I will be a resident of Mooresville, North Carolina. Yes, my friends, Race City USA. Mullets. NASCAR. Joker's Piano Bar. What more could I want in life? It won't be a permanent move, though, since Trey is going to grad school in the Fall of 2009. He doesn't know where he is going yet but is thinking about some schools in New York, Knoxville, Ohio, and who knows where else. I don't really know where we'll end up but sometimes I secretly hope he decides on UT because of the abundance of Krystals in the area. Is that sad? Nah.

Ughh, I guess I should get back to work. Hopefully next time I update (which should be soon!) will be the posting of a long-awaited video from the KSO last fall.