Timing is everything . . . at least that’s what they say. And hey, I should know. I’m the one who dresses up in a giant chili costume and dances in front of my dad’s Hot-Cha Chili Seasoning Palace to get people who visit the traveling Chili Showdown to come inside.
But timing . . . well, I guess there’s such a thing as good timing and such a thing as bad timing.
Good, because today, my newest adventure, “Death by Devil’s Breath,” hits store shelves and it’s the perfect time for me to tell you about it. It’s all about the Showdown’s recent trip to Vegas and everything that happened there, including me running into an old and not-very-dear friend and the kidnaping of my Chili Chick costume.
Believe me when I tell you, that was the good part of our stay in Sin City.
Because bad timing had plenty to do with what happened, too. Just ask annoying comedian Dickie Dunkin. He was one of the celebrity (and oh, how I use that term in its broadest sense!) judges called in to judge the Devil’s Breath Chili contest. Devil’s Breath . . . yum! The hottest of the hot! The spiciest of the spicy! The most delicious of the . . .
Well, maybe Dickie wouldn’t agree. You see, he swallowed one spoonful of that chili and keeled over in his bowl of Devil’s Breath.
Timing? Turns out, Dickie’s was pretty darned bad.