Balls balls balls
First weekend in March? Nederland's Frozen Dead Guy Days. A dude's frozen in a shed. Look it up.
First Sunday in March? Lots of testicles to eat. For the 3rd year, I head up to the rocky mountain oyster eating contest. 2nd the first time in 2009, 2nd in 2010, and 2011?
The venue: First Street Pub & Grill
Good turnout again
The contest featured a couple prelim rounds from which the top 2 in each heat move on to the finals. Since I began eating, I've known that I really do not like the first-to-finish format. If we had bigger plates of balls maybe I'd like the format, but when we have 1-pound plates the heat lasts a minute or two. That's not my strength.
My preliminary round plate
I watched the 1st heat. Seven people. I couldn't see the guy who won it, but he pounded his balls very quickly. The 2nd in the heat was a female. My heat, 6 people. A big mountain of a man - a motherf-ing Ben Monson look-alike and MMA fighter - won it. I got 2nd. Him and the dude from the 1st heat would be tough to beat.
The winner from last year was in my heat. I did defeat him this time.
Finals: MMA guy, stoner guy from heat 1, Marlowe, me. MMA finished in maybe a minute, stoner guy was maybe 1:15, and Marlowe and I finished at the same time - very exciting for her and her kids! Awesome! Made me happy that she got 3rd and seeing her kids react to it!
After the eating, the eating. Ripple Frozen Yogurt in Boulder. It's Yogurtland with more toppings to choose. But their Passion Fruit is yummy.