“Peppers are like people,” says Devin in this episode. I have zero idea what he is talking about, but it sounds wise enough that I feel like I should remember it. Maybe it will come in handy some day.
What I do know is that I personally do not like the burning sensation in my mouth and intestines when I eat something super spicy. The hot pepper challenge is not for me. Fortunately, there are people in this world like our friend Keith who handle “hot” peppers like a boss. Watch and enjoy.
I absolutely love Devin’s tactics. This conversation reminded me of my own shoplifting experience. I once ate bin candy from Food 4 Less where I basically sampled a few gummy bears and jelly beans. Who hasn’t done this? Well, as I was leaving the store after paying for my groceries I was approached by an undercover security officer who escorted me into his office.
This led to me admitting that I had eaten bin candy for which he pressed charges. Yes, the police were called and everything. They decided not to arrest me because I was being calm and cooperative. The end result was my being banned from the store, a $100 court fee where I pleaded no contest, a $200 fee paid to Food 4 Less for damages, and I had to complete 50 hours of community service.
Was it worth it? Yes.
Tonight’s menu: the number 14 – enchilada, tamale, rice, beans & salad.
You know those old episodes of Batman from the 60s? The ones that would end in a cliffhanger, and the audience would be left wondering how Batman and Robin could possibly escape the Joker’s grasp this time? Well night 9 was kind of like that for us.
I think every big project comes with a few moments where doubts start to creep in. How long will this project take? Will we be able to stay enthusiastic about it the whole time? What if real life intervenes at some point? For the first time we talked as a group about the possibility that we might not finish, but we also talked about how much fun we are having and how badly we all hope we do. Even though this is our project, we are still waiting along with everyone else to see how this pans out.
Devin and Todd running out of GAS? Dave and Chaz full of BEANS? Will the Cinco Four finish the whole ENCHILADA?… Or have they finally bitten off more than they can CHEW?
Night 7 was an outside night. You may have noticed that sometimes we eat inside, and sometimes we eat outside. On the outside nights it usually means it’s too crowded inside. When we first started we didn’t think Cinco de Mayo would be very crowded at 11pm each night, but we were wrong. The place is usually jumpin’! We’re rarely the only people there.
As for getting lost in a cave, it’s a true story. There are some caves in Oracle, AZ, that are pretty awesome. Nothing GIGANTIC, but still pretty cool. They even have an underground pool that is full of turquoise blue water that you can skinny dip in. I suppose you could swim with clothes on, too, but come on, you’re in a cave with mud all over. Might as well go all out.
The sad thing is, the night I got lost? I couldn’t even find the pool. Not a real shining moment in caving history. And don’t EVEN get me started on the number of times I’ve been lost in a parking garage. I always ask a girl I’m dating how her sense of direction is early on because mine is seriously broken.
p.s. I hate Cinco de Mayo’s beef tacos.
Tonight’s menu: the number 7 – enchilada, beef taco, rice, beans & salad.
Actual disembodied spirits appear to him throughout the night dressed in period costume and disrupt is sleep. Fortunately for Pete, Haley Joel Osment, and the rest of you similarly afflicted, Dave has come up with a simple 3-step process to help deal with these supernatural visitors.
So the next time you see a ghost, who you gonna call? The answer is now Dave.
Tonight’s menu: the number 5 – two green chile enchiladas, rice, beans & salad.