July 27, 2022
Watching some TV show with my wife, we heard the words “full English breakfast.” And, just being goofy, I piped up, “I’d like a full English breakfast.”
“What are you talking about?” she said. “You eat very little for breakfast.”
“Well then,” I replied, “I could have it for dinner.”
So when I came down tonight for dinner, that’s what she presented me with.* Of course it was delicious. What a gal.
Sometimes for dinner it’s hot dogs. When the frankfurter is longer than the bun, she cuts off the ends to make it fit. I call these Procrustean Hot Dogs.
Here’s an interesting hot dog fact (that I heard on NPR’s news quiz show, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me). In the annual July 4 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, the record, by Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, in 2021, was 76 wieners (with buns) in ten minutes. I challenged my very smart wife to guess how many the winner ate in 1980.
She said it must have been much fewer, and guessed ten.
The answer, according to WWDTM, is nine.
But I looked it up and find that the actual number was 9–3/4!
* Including: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Baked beans, Fried mushrooms, Fried tomato, Fried toast