Erin Brethauer

Donut Eating Contest #5

Posted in Friends, North Carolina by erinbrethauer on June 18, 2009

delaney wins

Delaney (center, in the white shirt) won the donut eating contest this year to everyone’s amazement.   My b-day and National Donut Day fall in the same week (once both were on the same day) so this is the 5th Donut Eating Contest I put on in celebration.  It was memorable, as usual, and one of the most fun because the contest was based on speed instead of quantity.  So, only a few people were nauseated instead of everyone!  More room for beer!

There were 12 people who participated.  The winner of the face-off advanced to the next round and the donuts got progressively harder to eat (and watch).  Round 1 was Krispy Kreme, Round 2 Dunkin Donuts frosted…all the way up to Jelly filled in the final round.  The cake donut round was the most disturbing to watch…so heavy.

I printed out brackets so the spectators could place bets.  There were a surprising number of brackets that had *me* as the ultimate winner which is funny because I *never* win.  You would think after all these contests I would pick up some sort of strategy.  Not the case.

Delaney dismantled everyone.  This shot is my favorite because it’s the exact moment when everyone realized she won.  The crowd went crazy!  Her reward: a stomach ache, a place in donut history, and a slow clap when she left the party.


Moments from the high school sporting world

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment by erinbrethauer on June 2, 2009


After going through my May clips, I realized that I shot a lot more sports than usual (because I was working the late shift while my co-worker was furloughing). It was great! I forgot how much fun it is to be there for the little moments of celebration or defeat.

Northwest Cabarrus High School’s Jill Moore smiles after finishing the 1600 race against the clock. Her coaches Ann Gregson and Daniel Helms congratulate her after she finished in 5 minutes, 8 seconds which gave her team a point during the NCHSAA 3-A track meet Saturday in Greensboro, NC.