Every year, when that crisp autumn air sends a pleasant chill up the spine and the wind rustles the early falling leaves, the time comes to enjoy one of America's favorite events: Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster.
Tonight was the second annual ShrimpFest in all it's gluttonous glory. Last year I put up a measly showing of only 60 shrimp and I was determined to improve that number this year.
When all was said and done, and shrimp tails and cocktail sauce littered the table like a crustacean combat zone, I had devoured 103 shrimp. Take that, Bubba.
Chris, the current record holder with 125 last year, finished with a mediocre 90 and Eve put up an impressive number of 100, though there are questions about her counting skills.
So what did ShrimpFest 2008 teach me? Well...nothing. Except too much shrimp can give you one killer headache and a couple of glasses of wine can take that headache away.