Monday, July 27, 2009
How to Build a Lineman
It is literally imossible to fill Tyler up these days. He eats constantly but is never full. He is actually trying to gain weight for football but it's slow going. Oh, to be young and in a growth spurt. We went to Claim Jumper the evening of Bryce's birthday and Tyler ordered the Motherlode Sandwich: "Cure 81 ham, roasted turkey, tri-tip, cheddar & Swiss cheese, onions,lettuce, tomato, pickles & 1000 Island dressing stacked 8" high on toasted French roll", as stated in the menu. We didn't measure, but I actually think it was higher than 8". Tyler: "I had to take the lettuce out. It was just wasted space." I suggested maybe he save half for a future meal, but he wouldn't hear of it. Toward the end, there was some doubt he'd get it all in. The waiter took an interest in the project and gave Tyler tips on how to move his body in order to find just that extra needed space. The last bite. Note that all that was left was that inconvenient produce: lettuce, onions and pickles.