I had a mild case of blogger’s block today, so I’ve decided to post a non-book related link to a New York Times article about my friend Joel, who is really making a name for himself in his chosen field: contestant. Please read and discuss.
A year or two ago he entered a contest put on by a major smoothie concern, and was traveling the country dressed as a giant smoothie (which, oddly, was part of the prize for winning). He made a very brief stop in the Cincinnati area, so I drove out past 275 to say hello. I just missed him, but the day wasn’t a total wash because I got to have the following conversation with a smoothie franchise employee:
Norm: Say, did you see a guy walking around here dressed like a giant smoothie?
Employee: (shrugs) I don’t know.
I’m still not sure whether he didn’t know if he’d seen a guy walking around dressed like a giant smoothie, or whether he didn’t know if the guy he’d seen walking around was dressed like a smoothie or maybe some other giant chilled drink, like, say, a milkshake.
-Norm De Plume