Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Being a wuss can cost money

This is a post about opportunities missed, and how that can give you angst. Basically, life is for the living, and the dead should not apply. Don't be a wuss. and always remember its the things we don't do in life, that we regret the most, rather then the things we do and fail at.
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I read a blog called "My Tampa Life" because it's interesting to me and the guy who writes it try's to help me learn about the new city I just moved to. (He does it for himself, but when I say he does it for me to learn about the city I moved to, I just really mean I like it and read it) His blog site is in my side bar under the heading: "Blogs I read and then don't feel ashamed walking home from afterwards."
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On February 9th, He posted about a restaurant called "Jalapeno de Ybor" and advised that on Saturday February the 14th there would be a Jalapeno eating contest held at this very same restaurant.
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So here is where my suckiness comes into play. I seriously thought about going over there and participating, fully realizing that although I like Jalapenos, Eating them straight up, one after the other would probably suck on a couple of different fronts. It would suck while I was doing it, and also the following day while I sat on the porcelain as well. BUT, for 300 dollars wouldn't that be some pain that I was willing to endure? Of Course it would! The contest was basically how many jalapenos can you eat in 12 minutes with the winner pocketing 3 bills. These aren't Jalapeno Slices, these are some pickle ass looking Jalapenos of the same size a 400 pound man might have for his birdie finger, type of Jalapenos, and if someone would tell me they would give me 3 bills to eat 16 of them in twelve minutes I am pretty sure I could do that.
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If I had gone and done that, on that day, at that restaurant, then it would have been likely I would have walked away with 3 bills. There is no guarantee. The winner ate 15 of them and the next closest competitor was at 11, so maybe if he would have had the pressure of a guy being that close, he could have put in 17. who knows. I know I don't, because I didn't even go because I am a big wuss. I believed I needed to know before hand what the winner type of contestant would put down, because how bad would it have sucked to have eaten 14 of those fat ass finger looking jalapenos and not won the money? Not that I knew what the number was because I was to big of a puss to try.... Damn me and my conservative self protection ways.
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Here is "My Tampa Life" 's post on the contest http://www.mytampalife.com/2009/02/jalapeno-eating-contest-at-jalapeno-de.html

9 comments:

Denis A. Baldwin said...

I kick myself for not participating too. Truth be told, I know I could have eaten atleast 20. The issue was the day. The wife and I had valentine's dinner reservaitons 30 minutes later and I would have been full/miserable.

If he could have just held it on ANY other day, I'd have entered.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Denis -- thats a very good excuse. mine is basically that I had gone out drinking on the Friday Night before and was slightly hungover and the thought of wolfing down a bunch of Jalapenos just did not sit well.... I am pretty sure anytime there is a Jalapeno eating contest I am going to talk some shit about doing it, but in the end I will have some kind of an excuse why I wouldnt ---then I will run my mouth afterwards.... Yes I would have entered the jalapeno contest AND I probably could have ate "X" amount, but I had that ingrown hair on my ankle....

Native Minnow said...

Your sphincter thanks you for not participating.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Minnow, Yes, yes it does

Compulsively Yours...for now said...

I hate to point this out but had you been living in the Now then you would not have been so concerned about your poop report for the following day and would have just eating those damn jalapenos and you would have 300 extra dollars NOW!

So, what did you learn Bill?

Oprah is god and ...... eat the jalapenos.



Your welcome, I will always be there to rub salt in your wounds why you ask.... because I care Bill, because I care.

Bill From Gainesville said...

CYFN --Thank you for the Salt rub down ....

quin browne said...

wuss? no

really smart guy? yes.


i mean, really.... think of the pain the next day...

NTF said...

Total agreement with Quin. It is not being a wuss when you finally grow up and realize that shit like this has too high a price. $300 is chump change compared to what you would have put your system through. Welcome to the land of adult decision making my friend.

Bill From Gainesville said...

NTF - and QB -- thanks for the perspective. and in the end you ar both right but winning has its own beauty and even though the pain would not be worth it . wining is still winining .