Easter Smackdown 2009

28 Apr

There were thirteen of them in the beginning. On a clear Easter morning, as the call to prayer floated above the Cairo rooftops, they prepared themselves for the most important day of their lives. This was what they had been waiting for, their purpose, the reason they had spent the morning getting ready, choosing the perfect color, coming up with names. This was the very reason they had been created. To be a part of…



They lined up, prepared to meet their fate.


They would be the thirteen champions competing for the title of Easter Smackdown er, champion. The glorious sport, introduced into Mason family tradition by the Heisses, pits two eggs head to head in a narrow hallway. Each egg is flung at high speed towards the other. The egg that comes out of the battle with the least damage advances to the next round. Prior to the competition, each egg was given a name and put into a bracket.


And the games began…


While some eggs triumphed and advanced in hopes of gaining the eternal glory of victory, others were not so lucky.


In the end, the victor was an unassuming little green egg that Patrick made and named ND. As he held it aloft in victory, he proclaimed “at last, an ND National Championship!”

The prize for the winner? In the spirit of equality, it shared the same fate as the losers and graciously added itself to our Easter celebrations.



9 Responses to “Easter Smackdown 2009”

  1. Nancy April 28, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    Okay, truthfully our deviled eggs did NOT look like that. They were pretty beaten up and mangled. 🙂 Still edible, but not quite as pretty!

    It was so fun to share Easter with your family this year (I’ll probably steal your pictures).

  2. david April 29, 2009 at 7:53 am #

    I love deviled eggs. I made a few here in Utah too… these ones in the picture must have been squeezed out of an cake-icing dispenser.

    Fun post.

  3. mom April 29, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Admit it Mel. You copied a pic of deviled eggs from Martha Stewart magazine. Those are just TOO perfect.

  4. Melissa April 29, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Oh yeah, there’s no way those were the eggs! Try as I might, I couldn’t find a google image of deviled eggs as wrecked as ours.

  5. Dre April 30, 2009 at 12:09 am #

    A deviled egg in any form, mangled or not, is a truly wondrous thing. And just think, yours had fun before they sacrificed themselves to the Easter dinner.

  6. Melissa April 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    Ok, is everyone seeing the boldface words on the main page of this blog or is it just me. It’s driving me CRAZY and I can’t figure out how to fix it!

  7. mom April 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Sure Mel, I see the dolphins.

  8. Javi April 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    You didn’t put the code at the end of “Read More…” to stop the bold.

  9. Melissa May 4, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    Javi, you’re a genius! Thanks!

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