Friday, May 7, 2010

How Much Can You Eat, Boy?

"Hey, mom, guess what!"

"I'm afraid to ask, son."

"You should be. Anyway, Miles' dad took us to Burger King, and guess what I ate?"


"Well, I went up to the counter and said I would have their triple deluxe Whopper, and they all laughed. They said, 'Kid, don't you know that is a one pound burger, you can't eat that!' and I said, 'Yes, I can,' and the lady said, 'Kid, if you can eat the whole burger, and the large fries and drink the whole 32oz. drink that comes with it, I will take your picture and put it up on the wall!' "

Side note: This kid is about 5'6" and weighs all of 110lbs. He looks like a stick.

"So, what happened?"

"I did it!" His grin was huge. "She took my picture with her camera phone, and tomorrow we need to go over there and see my picture!"

"How can you eat that much, son?"

"Oh, that's nothing. When we go to Grandma and Grandpa's for the weekend, my favorite time is my midnight snack time. I eat a toaster waffle, a pop tart, a toaster strudel, a corn dog, a pizza lunchable, a few chicken nuggets, some pizza rolls, a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream, and leftovers from whatever we had for dinner if we had steak or crawfish."

I stand in awe. No wonder there is never anything to eat around here no matter how often I go shopping.

Today is

Beaufort Wind Force Scale Day

Child Care Provider Day

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Experience the Awesome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day

Feast of St. Nicola (Bari, Italy's patron of orphans and pirates)

Helston Furry Dance, Cornwall

Homespun History Day

International Tuba Day

Military Spouses Day

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

National Tourism Day

No Pants Day

O. Henry World Championship Pun Off

Space Day

St. John of Beverly's Day

St. Nicola's Day

World Asthma Day

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Univerzita Karlova in Prague, the first university in Central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Owen Hart, 1965
Tim Russert, 1950
Johnny Unitas, 1933
Teresa Brewer, 1931
Darren McGavin, 1922
Eva Peron, 1919
Gary Cooper, 1901
Gabby Hayes, 1885
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840
Johannes Brahms, 1833
Robert Browning, 1812

Today in History:

The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapses, 558
Joan of Arc leads the final charge in the Battle of Orleans, 1429
Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles, 1664
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, 1718
Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia, 1727
Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit, 1763
The world premier of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1824
The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London, 1832
Georgen Eastman patents the "Kodak Box Camera," 1888
In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector — a primitive radio receiver, 1895
German submarine SM U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, 1915
England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21, 1928
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees, 1946
Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits, 1986
The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered, 2007

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