Pre covid I post my fantasy football league so my punishment is Waffle House challenge. Rules are simple. 24 hours in a waffle house and I can shave off 1 hour for every waffle I’ve eaten. I’m awake and ready to embark on this spectacle
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As you can see. I’m coming prepared. Bringing 2 laptops, 2 iPhones. 4 different types of external batteries. And as if it were the 1800’s - 2 books for reading and even a journal and a pen in case it comes down to just writing words to pass the time
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Caffeine is essential this early but I don’t want to waste space on big amounts of coffee so hot this ahead of time to maximize caffeine and limit space
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Im about to get into my car and the Waffle House is about 40/50 minutes away so I’m going to start the punishment clock starts now. 5:30 am official start time. Driving to my punishment this early seems effectively the same. 🤷🏻‍♂️ sue me
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Im here. I have the menu in front of me like I don’t know what I’m about to get. Will order number 1 soon
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Have my work station se yup with laptop number 1. Have my phone to tether to Internet. Here we goooo

Jul 16, 2022 · 10:44 AM UTC

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First two plan waffles underway
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Luckily it’s entirely empty. There’s one out table of 2 here and I was able to explain why I’m here to the lovely folks working here. They understand! I also let them know if it gets busy enough people are waiting for tables I’ll get up and open the table
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Left - center - right. This is my view for the last couple hours, and for the next couple hours. If it dies down I will get myself to a booth but this place has been buzzing all morning! #wafflehousechallenge #fantasyfootball #sacko
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Waffle #6. Going to be ordering 1 at a time now. Let’s see how this strategy shakes out #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #Sacko
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Waffle #7 you can see just begging the fork at the bottom of the glass some waffle residue build up from the dunking… BUT I’m at the bottom of hour #5. 7 waffles + 5 hours means I’m halfway through! #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #Sacko
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This waffle bit was just at the bottom@and as I tweeted it floated to the top. It must’ve heard me tweeting. Came up here to tell me to keep its waffle name out my mentions #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #Sacko
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A new enemy has emerged. The HEAT. It’s getting kind of hot boxed here. They’ve rolled down the shades to keep it a bit cooler. But all these people and waffles make for one sweaty hot Waffle House. Staff is doing all they can to patrons comfortable.
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And that is to say. They all look happy and comfortable for a meal 30/45 minutes in and out. Just a kid who’s been here for 5 hours is going to start to get a wee uncomfortable. Shouldn’tve come in last - this is my penance
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Some of these threads got messed up so here’s another dunking video of some strategy to get these waffles down it’s disgusting but this is not meant to be enjoyable 🤷🏻‍♂️ #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #Sacko
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Let’s get down to brass tax folks. At some point I’m going to have to take a shit in this truck stop Waffle House. And that’s not a pleasant thought #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #Sacko
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Completed the work portion of my morning. On to watching stuff!! An international test match of South Africa v Wales is starting in 15. A little bet on that and that’s going to be a fantastic way to kill a few hours #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #SouthAfricavWales #Boks
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Glorious try by the Boks. This jawn now become a live twee thread of Boks v Wales
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Laptop #1 officially died. It did well. Got me through 6.5 hours and 7 waffles. Ordered #8 so that’s on its way firing up laptop #2 soon! #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #Sacko #WaffleHouse
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Waffle #8 going to be a bit. This is not as full as I’ve ever been but I’m keeping a good pace still on tracker to get 12 in 12 which was my initial goal getting into it #waffleHouseChallenge #Sacko #FantasyFootball #WaffleHouse
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EMERGENCY EMERGENCY I never actually packed my 2nd laptop with my 1st one completely dead I am down to 0 working laptops. I packed the charging chord, but no laptop! In the battle vs boredom, boredom just got the upper hand #WaffleHouseChallenge #FantasyFootball #sacko
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Also one of my power banks is dead. I still have 2 working iPhones and plenty of recharges left. But mentally, I’m here… #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #Sacko #FantasyFootball
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A few fun updates to give. My rugby team caught wind of the challenge (though unrelated) and posted on Instagram the following instagram.com/p/CgFBnD3ORTT/…
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This lead to someone who follows the Gryphons on Facebook to come up and say “I just saw you on Facebook!” We chatted briefly and he went back to his (assuming) waffles! Fantastic to have Gryphons fans across the DMV #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #Sacko #FantasyFootball
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And also Justin Johnson, professional rugby player for the NE Freejacks caught wind of it. He wears a Waffle House sleeve to games and will send one my way once complete #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #Sacko #FantasyFootball #NEFreeJacks #Freejacks
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Pretty freakin cooooool. Just ordered waffle #9 and at 12:30 finished hour #7. Keeping the scoreboard ticking up!
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Waffle #9. Let’s power through
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It’s now past the Waffle House rush. There is a weird quietness about it. This place had people rolling through from 7 am to now and now everyone’s basically gone. A few stranglers, a ton of waitresses that are about to end their shift at 2 (which I’ll close my check b4) and me
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With little fan fare. Waffle number 10 is up. My body is fighting back. I think I can do a one an hour for the next few. Just staying motivated to push through it! #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #Sacko #FantasyFootball
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Not sure if I really noticed it by now, but apparently the AC is broken in this jawn. She said it should count as an extra Waffle! (Maybe?) They all pity me. And probably think I’m a little weird. #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #Sacko #FantasyFootball
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A family just came in, and left within 8 minutes bc they’re down to 1 cook, and it’s too hot for comfort in here at this point. I think having the grill / waffle maker running plus the heat of the mid-afternoon sun is starting to make it uncomfortable for everyone involved
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HUZZAH. Like The Ice Box coming out at halftime in the Little Giants, like Gandalf at the end of Two Towers, like the French at the battle of Yorktown. When all hope seemed lost, I got a table near an outlet and my laptop will be back to see me through the fourth quarter
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10 waffles and 9 hours down. As I get closer to the goal, I’m hopeful food adrenaline takes over and gets me over the finish line. This is a new waitress shift (I closed out my last check) and this one said “they get people like me *all the time*” #WaffleHouseChallenge #Sacko
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Waffle number 11. Rugby on and ready for this final push! #Rugby #NZLvIRE #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #SAvWales #Sacko #FantasyFootball
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And down the stretch they come! As I am so close, but still so far away from the finish line I’m starting to get a bit antsy but if I can finish 2 more by 4:30, then it’s done. So that’s the goal. Just ordered them together so I can stare down the final boss #Sacko #WaffleHouse
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There is currently no one else in here that isn’t an employee. Hopefully I can finish this up and gtfo out of here 1 more waffle and 1 more hour stand in the way. Counting down the minutes. #WaffleHouseChallenge #WaffleHouse #Sacko #FantasyFootball
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