As most people know, I will do just about anything for a laugh. This is evidenced by an excellent track record of crazy things I have eaten in my life. It all started as a young scout, eager to make the others chuckle for attention. This quest continues even today. If you have not have heard about my vast and expansive list of things that I have eaten, I will now spell it out for you.
1. It all started with a dare. I was offered $10.00 for one lick of bugs from the windshield. This was after a long trip from SLC to Moab. Needless to say, it would not have taken 10 bucks and a seed was planted. Age=12.
2. Again, as a scout, for every merit badge earned, our scoutmaster would purchase us a milkshake at the grand ol' Millies. Well, after about my 3rd shake in a month, I got bored. I decided to try a peanut butter/licorice milkshake. I can still remember the face of the lady taking my order. Sort of half disgusted, half intrigued. I could see her laughing as she added the peanut butter. I finished the entire thing for $2.00. Age=14
3. At said Millies Burgers, I ate 5 full cups of fry sauce. I do not think I was paid at all to do this. Age=about 14.
4. On a dare, I ate an entire strawberry pie one night at about 1:00 AM at Dees. I was paid the cost of the pie for this task by my buddies. Age=17ish
5. As a scoutmaster, a kid caught a fish. As it came out of the water, I reached down and bit the head off. It was very difficult to bite through the backbone, but I was able to accomplish this feat with a tearing motion, not unlike a caveman. I was paid nothing, but the looks on the boys face was priceless. Age = 22
6. I don't remember when or where I did this...if I recall it was at a girl from East High's house. Anyway, I ate an entire stick of butter. This was a bit of a haze of a night so I don't remember why I did this or how much I was paid, if anything. I do remember that people laughed and laughed hard. Age=17 or 18?
7. 3 years ago, a 7 year old in my class brought in a small potato bug from recess. He was playing with it on the rug and I asked him to bring it to me. I popped it in my mouth and swallowed it to the shrills and screams of the girls. That was great fun. Age = 28, prize= hearing the uncontrollable laughter of 25 seven year olds
8. I once purchased a Gyro from the vending machine at the office. If there is one thing you take from this post, it is this: never buy a vending machine Gyro! A good life lesson. Age = 25, I was paid $3.00 by a buddy to finish it.
9. On my mission, I was served some potato salad by this really strange lady in the backwoods of PA. I still remember her name: Patty Griswald. I noticed that this was the only thing on the menu for the meal, and liking potato salad, I really loaded up. Little did I know that the mayo was a bit rotten, the eggs were not cooked all the way and there was way too much mayo. There was no way I was finishing this plate. I could not even stomach two bites. I just sat there for about a half hour, and I noticed my companion had barely eaten any as well. We told the lady that there we were so full and we could not finish. She was so braindead, she did not really know the difference. The funny thing is, we told her that it was awesome and that she needed to make it for the sister missionaries the next night...which she did! Age=19, with no cash reward
10. About 3 months ago, I tried the "country fried fish fingers" from the school cafeteria. This was the grossest thing I have ever eaten in my life. Age =31, once again, no cash reward.
Too bad fear factor is not on anymore! I could totally clean up. I am amazed Cathi will still kiss me.