Good news. I won a challenge.
This week I took on the Pixie Hall of Fame Challenge of 10 Bitty Burgers, and finished them in 15 minutes.
Eating in Pixie was like walking onto the set of Grease.
I got to hang out with Elvis, I ate with James Dean’s cardboard cutout and I got my picture taken with Marilyn Monroe.
It’s true, the challenge I chose this week was done by countless others. In fact, it has been accomplished by thousands. Every inch of the walls in the joint that isn’t covered by ’50s memorabilia is filled with small name tags of past winners.
But this was needed after last week’s failed attempt. I was more disappointed than Redskins’ fans in RGIII’s performance so far this year.
For those familiar with the Pixie challenge, each challenger is given the option of completing either 10 bitty burgers or six coney dogs in under an hour.
One thing I have noticed after only two challenges is how intimidating eating this much food can be when you have people staring at you, along with two cameras following your every movement. It’s as if those lenses add another pound of food.
For this challenge, it wasn’t the meat I had to worry about, but the bread. Each bitty burger is no wider than my hand balled into a fist. However, the bun was the filler which slowed me down toward the end.
Going into next week with La Senorita’s challenge, I have to have a better mentality, at least a slightly better one than the NFL’s rookie of the year.