Friday, May 13, 2011

1 bar down and the 1st live challenge

Greetings Super Friends,

This past weekend marked two incredible men's birthdays smooched into a single event.  Starting at Dolores Park, during a Cinco de Mayo celebration, many gathered to see Andrew and Elliot tick over another year.  There was music, there were open container violations, and there were Sriracha and green curry cupcakes.  I don't know how Christina does it but her superpower has to be gestalt cooking.

Dolores Park was definitely a blast, but as the day wore on, the fog rolled in and it was time for everyone to head indoors to Five Hundred Club.  It's a great bar and luckily it wasn't too crowded.

We set up in the back by the pac-man game and photo booth.

Here is where the first live challenge started.  I met a gentleman there named Mike who challenged me to eat a stick of butter.  Without haste I headed out to the nearest tienda and was back in a second.  That's when this video happened.  Skip past the first minute to get to the good stuff.  Videography provided by the lovely Erica, who's badassery knows no bounds:

Here's the view from the photo booth:

In the grand scheme of things it was a very easy challenge.  There is a hamburger in the Mission where the meat is ground with two sticks of butter.  It was relatively easy to get down and keep down.  The real challenge was getting over the idea that I ate a stick of butter.  It isn't something that anyone deserves accolades for and watching myself do it makes me wonder if college taught me anything.  The point, though, is to push through the disgust.  The lesson learned is to persevere despite what we've done in the past.  And possibly most important, I had fun and I entertained my friends while doing it.

I've received a couple of challenges from you all that I am currently planning on implementing.  I've just got to get the logistics together.  This weekend I will probably add a bar or two to my list and another personal challenge:  Run Bay to Breakers.

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