In 4th-grade, I set out to beat Brick, the 5th-grade genius, in the “Race to 6,000 Pages.” I read a new Little House on the Prairie book every night, and with the help from the girls of the Babysitter’s Club, I won. Mrs. Horner and I went to Del Taco for lunch. I ordered a half-pound bean and cheese burrito, no sauce or onions, and a plain cheese quesadilla, no sauce.
Twelve years later, I’m still reading, now writing, and I continue to enjoy nerdy competitions.
And I still eat Del Taco. Now with sauce, sometimes onions.