So, I might want to update, no?
Ok. So, I worked on my platter obsessively all week. Saturday, we stayed in the kitchen all day until 1 AM and made our way, crunched in the back seat of a van, to the Hotel/Motel Restaurant Show in New York City at the Jacob Javits center. We got there at approximately 4:10 and started building our platters. We finished our platters at 5:30, and we had to be finished with them by 8:30. That left us with tons of time to do absolutely nothing. We had to wait until 12 when we could get into the hotel, when they told us our rooms would be ready. We arrived at the hotel finally, after sitting in the Jacob Javits center on the benches in the lobby, sleeping, just to be told that our rooms were not ready. We Sat in the lobby of the Wellington hotel on Broadway and fell aslwwp, and proceeded to be yelled at by security. I don't understand what the crime was, but we apparently couldn't sleep in the lobby when it was their fault that our rooms weren't ready.
We finally got into our rooms and slept for a few hours, then we all went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant close to the hotel. It was really quite good. A bunch of us then tried to get into a bar, me being the only one not able to get a drink. We went to Jekyll and Hyde's to get drinks, but I couldn't get anything, although I was not the only underaged person there. So we ended up going back to the rooms.
We woke up at 5 AM to go on a tour of the Fulton Fish Market the next morning. It was so awesome. I don't like fish, I'll be the first to admit, but it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life. It was just boxes upon boxes of fish, lots of people running around, there were people cutting and gutting fish, and I don't think I was ever hackled by so many men so much in my life. That part was frightening. But everything else about it was so cool.
We then showered and got dressed to go back to the Jacob Javits Center to see the ribons that we got. I didn't think I was going to get any. We got there, then went downstairs to where our platters were. From where I could see, I didn't see any ribon at all. As the disappointment set in, I walked closer and saw a freaking blue ribon. I made the biggeset scene ever. I was sobbing. I couldn't beleive it. I was the only student to win a gold metal. The only other people to win gold's were entered as professionals. The reason why I'm so proud is because the 2 other guys who competed with me in my class copied their partner's platter exactly from the last competition. I made my platter entirely myself. I had help making it, but they were all my ideas and eveything. The other guys got silvers...and I got a gold. Which really fucking rocked. My teacher said that seeing my reaction was better that seeing the god metal that he won. It was the best feeling of my entire life.
After celebrating slightly, we looked around at everyone else's platters and monstrosities. There was some nasty shit that people made. But our table looked the best.
We then proceeded to walk around the show. The show was huge. Not as big as last year, but still huge. It was fun. We then went to this place called Chelsea Market. It was awesome. It's where Emril Live is taped. I have to take everyone there. I got a knife there...it's so sexy.
We all then had to go to an alumni reception at some hotel down the road. Thank God for open bars. I havd 3 glasses of wine. I was drunk by the time I got out of the thing. We then went to the room and I proceeded to drink more. And it was good times for all.
We left the next day...noting really exciting happened.
OK I WIN THE END.