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Seven Eleven Big Gulp Streak Reaches 24 Consecutive Days!

Steve Determined To Break Joe DiMaggio's Streak of 56! - January 24, 2006

Leadville, Colorado LEADVILLE, COLORADO - The 7-11 Super Big Gulp streak is on!

Steve "ColoradoGuy" Garufi drank a 44-ounce Big Gulp for the 24th day in a row today, and with no signs of letting up and feeling strong physically, the so-called "Internet personality" is determined to break Joe DiMaggio's streak of 56 consecutive days.

It all started on New Year's Day, when Steve drove from the Denver Airport back to Buena Vista, a long two hour drive that required Steve to take in some caffeine and something to sip on.

"I stopped at a 7-11 in Denver on New Year's Day, but since then I've been going to the 7-11 in Buena Vista. I've gotten into a routine with my body and stomach." explained Steve (right photo), as he sipped on his root beer soda in downtown Leadville.

Steve partook in another Super Big Gulp streak in 2002, when he drank Vanilla Cokes for 28 straight days before quitting. This time, he has been varying his choice of beverages.

Big Gulp "For awhile, I kept drinking the Green Frog soda which was green apple, but 7-11 doesn't serve it anymore. So now I've been going with either root beer or Pepsi, depending on what I'm in the mood for." added Steve.

Reactions From Friends Vary

"Holy cow! You must be peeing all day long." wrote Kristin B., a friend in Denver.

'Kansas Kelly', a close friend and daily visitor of the web site forums, expressed concern: "That's gross. I think it's wrong in all kinds of way. I don't see how this is going to help your seasonal mood swings and all." (Kelly was alluding to Steve tendency to "go nuts" when it is still snowing in late April in Colorado and how he sometimes pities himself for being single.)

"I have all kinds of concerns here." added Kelly, "Unless your goal is to meet a cashier at 7-11, I don't see how that's going to help with your dating life."

"The people at the Buena Vista 7-11 do know me pretty well now." admitted Steve, "I socialize with them sometimes when I'm the only one inside the store."

When the news of Steve's amazing streak reached the chat room, a flurry of feedback came his way.

Big Gulp "Goodness! Steve - you gotta eat somehting healthy!" wrote 'Bloom' in Norway, "I mean, you're living in the middle of nowhere in some freezing shack. I can see why you want extra energy to keep you warm. But drinking liters of soda will not help!"

And regarding Steve's less than impressive dating life: "Well, you do want to find dates. Getting a record like that is not going to help you." added 'Bloom'.

'Florida Pete' in Jacksonville, Florida had a challenging comment: "Chicks love guys with records, but Steve, you're a Mario Mendoza (not a Joe DiMaggio)."

Interestingly, Steve has used the same plastic cup for all 24 days ... and has kept it clean! (right photo)

This is not the first time Steve has courageously sought after a long-held record. In 2001, a copy machine at Steve's workplace shattered Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games when it printed 2,194 successive copies without a break. Steve also ate spaghetti for six days straight and recently finished a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which reportedly boosted his self-esteem.

"I don't care what anybody says. This streak will continue and I'm going for 57 days. I love soda and I know I can do this, no matter how fat I get." said Steve.

Note: This is an old article! The streak ended at about 33 days. Click here to read about it!


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