Sunday, July 24, 2005
Confession in Ernest...
This weekend marked the 25th annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest at Sloppy Joe's in Key West, FL. A mailman named Bob Doughty, 61 of Deerfield Beach, FL won the contest, he's pictured at left.
Ironically, Richard Hemingway, the 4th son of Ernest, entered the contest last year and didn't even make the finals.
About 10 years ago, I vacationed in Key West and it just happened to coincide with the Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. I decided to enter, under the mistaken impression it was the Ernest BORGNINE look-alike contest.
This is an actual picture of me directly prior to taking the stage, as I learned I was dressed as the wrong Ernest.
The rest of the week felt like a big Santa Claus impersonator's summer vacation. Jolly looking, bearded guys walking around in speedos. Whoops, gotta go hurl at the memory.