This year’s Oreo Cookie Contest started off quietly enough, with these three boys carefully plotting their strategies and taking their bites.
The contestants kept on coming, and the bitten Oreo Cookie Contest entries rapidly piled up on our kitchen table.
Then on Sunday these two biters arrived, Jill and Rick. This was Rick’s first visit to my Open Studio, and he was a willing participant. He had talked about coming since last year, so he was ready, as was Jill.
After taking a look around, Rick sat down at the table and started chomping down, holding his plate under his chin to catch the crumbs. (Notice he didn’t have an audience yet…)
He was so disappointed in his first entry, that we encouraged him to try again. He got fancy with this cookie, and basically crushed it… and let all the crumbs fall out of his mouth. Clearly he knew I liked crumbs.
As Rick was assessing his entry, and writing his name on the plate so I would know which bite was his (as if I could forget!), he described his entry as regurgitated crumbs (spoken like a true doctor!).
The regurgitation comment really caught us by surprise. You can see his wife Jill laughing hysterically in the background at that comment.
It was a very funny moment that had us all belly laughing, including Rick.
Bonnie was having a hard time holding it together at the other end of the table.
All of this biting worked up Rick’s appetite for carrot cake, and he suggested I sponsor a second contest…
Rick certainly has a knack for biting Oreo Cookies, which you can see here (maybe carrot cake not so much…). How he got all that icing to hang out is a mystery to me. So to Blake, the 2015 Oreo Cookie Contest Winner, I say, “Watch out!”
I’m definitely not declaring this cookie the winner – especially since I haven’t painted any of the Oreos yet. I am suggesting that it’s interesting, along with entries from many other contestants. It was a good contest and I am inspired to get to work.
However, I will say that Rick won my Funniest Contest Participant Award! And for that, there wasn’t even a close second.
Rick, you should be proud!