Sunday, June 15, 2008

Good things are happening

If you would have told me this time last year that my life would be going in an awesome direction, I would have laughed in your face and called you an idiot. But, as of recent, things that I could never even dream of happening to me have just fallen into my lap.

Just a few weeks ago I found out that they were building a Dairy Queen just a few miles from my new place. A Dairy Queen only 10 minutes away? What a dream come true...but the dream gets better. My mom was looking on Craigs List one day and found out that this particular Dairy Queen was hiring for a part-time Ice Cream Cake decorator. Of course, I jumped on that and emailed the manager immediately. The next thing I knew, I was hired for the job. In about two weeks, I'll be decorating ice cream cakes and serving the undying Blizzard needs of the greater Mooresville area. Holy cow. I can't wait!!! Not only will I get to spend my summer, as a newlywed, working at the coolest job in the world, I will also have the financial security of getting my summer teacher paycheck too. God this rules.

Yesterday, Trey and I went to the Nathan's Qualifier in Concord, NC. I didn't have a lot of expectations going into the thing... I knew I'd see Hall Hunt eat a lot of hot dogs and that was exciting enough for me. Little did I know what else was in store. Rich Shea was the announcer and right after the kid's 'Neat Eating' contest, he anounced that they would need some Bunnettes. And I was chosen. Oh my god. I was chosen to be on the stage flipping numbers. Another dream come true! Granted, it was just a qualifier, but who cares? It was awesome.

They only had two girls on the stage to flip for the two top eaters, and as luck had it, I was able to flip for Hall Hunt! As I was flipping, I remembered back to the Krystal Square Off and thought to myself "What would Kitty Krystal Do?". I flipped my numbers with the sign way up high and a smile on my face. It was glorious. Hall ended up eating 34.5 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, which shattered his 12 minute best from last year's qualifier. Great job, Hall!

What a fun day. Unfortuantely, my stupid camera died right after the kids contest so I have no pictures of the eaters or myself as a bunnette :-(

HOWEVER, there is a video on the Charlotte Observer website that captured this momentous event!
Video: Nathan's Qualifier in Concord, NC

Tuesday, I'll be heading off to enjoy 5 wonderful days in Cancun. I'll be thinking about Jamie the whole time, though, wondering how she's getting ready to compete at Myrtle Beach. I'm sad I can't be there, but that's nothing a few margaritas and a half dozen tacos can't fix.



Michael McGraw Photography said...

I found you through your interest in DQ. I'm a fan as well. Hope you enjoy your summer job. Check to see how your store's prices compare at, based in Mpls, MN.

steakbellie said...

Good Luck in Myrtle Beach! Go out fast for the first 3 minutes, and then just hold onto the biggest number you can grasp.

HungrySisters said...

Thanks for the advice Steakbellie! I'll be sure to remember it Saturday.