Do you think it's ambitious to want to rule the world? My childhood was filled of movies of people, mostly villians, trying to take over the world.
Pinky: Gee Brain, what are we doing tonight?
Brain: Same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world!
So, considering that level of ambition, it is pretty amazing that I chose IT. I am often asked that question (and I ask myself sometimes too) 'Why did I do IT?'. I don't have any answer, except that it seemed like the right decision at the time. It wasn't. I hate IT.
This post changed from what I thought it was going to be. It was supposed to be about the King of the Plate(from my perspective) and my first bloggerversary (Can I make claim to this word?). So let's get back on track.
Not many expected me to survive King of the Plate, me included. I appreciated the concern and the wonder. Everyone knew I would kill at dessert, but the question was would I ever reach dessert.
The first course was the one I feared, I don't like bony meat and I don't like spicy food. MJ conceded to us having BBQ wings, while he bravely ordered spicy. MJ polished off his wings with ease, while Haamish had some issues with his tomato. You would think being the renowned veggie lover that he is (potato), that he would like them more. I have to admit struggling and having to go over a few wings again.
The main course was a real surprise in terms of food quality. Spur has always been one of my favorite food places, especially cos of their steak. It was a real letdown this time, and combined with onion rings made it another tough round. I hated those damn onion rings, and I will never eat another onion ring in my life, I swear it. Haamish had this hunger buster bun thing, which I didn't remember being an option, but I let it slide (He had some problems with vegetables again). He won the round after MJ took a break in between to do I can't remember what. Despite the fatty steak and horrible horrible onion rings , I managed to finish second in that round.
The dessert course took long to arrive, there was a bit of an intermission due to that. We all three ordered chocolate marshmallow pies. Sounds delicious, to be honest, it isn't really. I wish they let me choose, I would have chose malva pudding and they would have been a little happier. I don't know much about these claims of Dew eating some of the dessert, and I didn't compare the amounts eaten. In the end, I finished the dessert easily (even the cherry), and I probably could have had some malva. The look on Haamishs face was priceless, I hope it's in the video and Haamish doesn't edit it out. MJ took his time to finish, and by virtue dessert was the speed round, I was declared winner.
People may ask how has being King of the Plate changed your life. I think it is the respect of my peers, that's the biggest thing. Other people might say I didn't really win, well to those people I say ... I did. Maybe we all won something that night. Haamish won the experience of not being in East London. MJ won at Pro Evo. So there are no losers.
I was gonna do my Bloggerversary post here but I think this post long enough so...
Till next time in Waseem world