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Psycho II wings at Jigger's

So some friends who know I like eating insanely hot wings have been telling me to try the wing challenge at this place called Jigger's east of Pittsburgh. You basically have 40 minutes to eat either 12 of their "Psycho" wings or 12 of their "Psycho II" wings (twice as hot). Now, these are the whole wing. So 12 of these wings are the same as 24 of what most places call a "wing". I'd been told that only an idiot would attempt the Psycho II challenge. I guess I'm an idiot. It took me a mere eight and a half minutes of the 40 allowed to take them down:

Triple-Atomic wings at Quaker Steak and Lube

So after totally embarrassing the Blazin' Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings several months ago, I decided to take on the Atomic Challenge at Quaker Steak and Lube in Pittsburgh. It sounded simple compared to the Blazin' Challenge. You only have to eat six wings, with no time limit or drink restrictions (not that I would need a drink anyways). When I showed up, I was surprised to find that they had a new hottest sauce; the Triple-Atomic. Made with the world's current hottest pepper, these wings supposedly reach 500,000 on the Scoville Scale. I'm not one to back down from a challenge, however unexpected. So, I signed the waiver and ordered up six of the new wings. While they were hotter than the Blazin' wings, I had no trouble devouring them all in a mere minute and a half:


(sorry about the video quality...it was a bit too dark inside for the crappy phone camera)

Vacation in Las Vegas

Despite Delta Airlines' best efforts, my girlfriend and I just got back from a fabulous five days and four nights in Vegas. We flew in Friday night and boarded a shuttle full of guys who sounded like Niko from GTA IV. After being dropped off at the Rio, we checked in and bought Penn & Teller tickets on the way up to our huge and luxurious room:

"Snowmageddon"

I'm getting my first real winter experience since moving to Pittsburgh from Texas. I just finished digging two cars out of two to three feet of snow and did not enjoy it. Yes, there really is a car under there...

Some pics and vids from Michigan

Last summer I took a short trip to Michigan's upper peninsula to visit family and took a few pictures and videos of the scenery. The first few are from the copper mine in Houghton, including the world's largest steam hoist (yay). Afterwords, we drove around the coast of the Keweenaw Peninsula and saw some waterfalls, Lake Superior, and a town with a slightly humorous name...

A lot has happened

It's obviously been a long time since I posted anything on this site. Last you heard, my coworkers and I had been laid off and were starting our own software company. Well, Red Sword has currently released three iPhone products with a few others in the pipeline. That being said, it usually takes awhile for a company to be profitable, and I was eventually given an offer I couldn't refuse in Pittsburgh. I moved to the Steel City a couple months ago and have been loving it. Now that I'm finally getting settled in and my life is slightly less hectic, I plan on updating this site again and helping out my friends at Red Sword in my free time. The next few posts will probably be me catching up on things that have happened in the last few months...stay tuned!

Update...and chicken wings

It seems I never have the time for a number of things I'd like to be able to do...like update this site. So I got laid off back in January. It was probably for the best anyways. The company was obviously going nowhere due to inexperience at the highest levels and a number of other things I won't mention. Not to be deterred, some of my former coworkers and I have been working hard to get our own venture off the ground. Initially, we're focusing on mobile gaming projects, and our first iPhone title should be out shortly. I haven't really been doing much else but working on that and sleeping when I have the chance. I doubt I'll make Comic-Con this year after losing my job, so that kind of sucks. I did finally have a bit of fun last night though. Our first stop was the local Buffalo Wild Wings where a friend and I attempted the "Blazin Challenge". Basically you have to eat 12 of their hottest wings in six minutes or less without eating or drinking anything else. I like spicy food, so I figured it wouldn't be that hard...I was right.

Signing the release form...

I'm in your website...stealing your internets

I thought I would show off the birthday present I got my girlfriend. The kitty's name is Schrödinger.

Day at the renaissance festival

Here are some pics from our day at the local renaissance festival. It was fun aside from the heat, although the 80's aren't really hot by Texas standards. Still, you could almost drink the humidity from the air, and unfortunately, it wasn't very refreshing. I kept myself happy by sampling the multitude of food items with one hand while guzzling water with the other. We also saw a few of the shows, including the infamous Mud Show, and were not disappointed. Anyways, here are the pics:

If you haven't been initiated...

...you need to check out AskANinja.com. This guy is HILARIOUS. Here's one of my favorites: