The Vegan and the Cowboy?

The Vegan and the Cowboy?

My blog traffic reports sure do fascinate me! I’m always so incredibly touched and flattered to see that my most popular posts are always the ones I just randomly write– nothing of particular value or knowledge necessarily– just my totally random (sometimes weird or crude) thoughts and experiences.

It’s funny too, because I often question the relevance or usefulness of my posts before I publish them, wondering if people really give two craps about this lil’ vegan life of mine. Then for whatever reason, you guys eat it RIGHT UP! For this, I thought I’d let you in on the latest random adventure of mine; this time surrounding my “love life.”

Samantha Shorkey and James Pachedo: the vegan and the cowboy

Remember last month when I traveled to Austin, Texas to compete at the Naturally Fit Super Show with the PlantBuilt team? The very same show I won my WNBF bikini pro card? 😉

Well… in the midst of that whole, amazing team experience, there was a “behind the scenes” love story unfolding… Alright no, not at all actually. But I was, however, a total creeper!

You see in addition to the bodybuilding, crossfit, powerlifting and other competitive events happening at the NF Games on July 26th, 2014, there were “model search” competitions. In fact, PlantBuilt’s very own Mindy Collette competed in one of them as well as our lovely “Transformation” competitor Elana Priesman.

There was literally sooo much going on that day and let me tell you ladies, it was BABE CENTRAL in there! Between running back and forth to the bodybuilding stage, waiting for my own stage time, I’d sometimes gander over at the “model stage” and scope out the half-naked hotties competing.

At pre-judging, I happened to witness the “fit & inked” male model category and couldn’t help but notice (okay, scream & whistle at/make inappropriate comments to Christy Morgan about) competitor #174: the shredded, Portuguese stud with the red shorts and hot tattoos.

Oh, hey there…

james pacheco inked and fit winner

And that was all. When I returned for the awards show later that evening though, it just so happened they were announcing the “fit & inked” results. Obviously my heartthrob #174 won first place 🙂

Now here’s where it gets cute (or creepy) depending on how you look at it…

When I got back home to Canada, I received an email from the NF Games stating the competition results had been posted. Naturally, I wanted to make sure it had my name next to the “Bikini Overall” title, but I also couldn’t help but notice the “Fit & Inked” winner’s name aka “James Pacheco.”

Alright I admit that I totally inter-stalked him… I went on Facebook, searched “James Pacheco Austin Texas” and low and behold, there he was. Without any hesitation, I sent him a “friend” request. And almost instantaneously, he accepted.

swolemates

“Hi James. I just wanted to say that I’m totally a creeper from the NF games and purely added you ‘cuz you’re a hottie. Congrats on winning first. I so called that. Anyway, if i lived in Texas, I’d be sniffing and circling around you for sure. That is all. And nice to inter-meet you.”

And that was that. How smooth am I? Seriously, do I have inter-game or what?! I must have something going on because not only have we been skyping for hours ever since, but he’s visiting me in Vancouver TOMORROW!

Am I crazy? Perhaps. But you know what? Sporadic and random is how I roll. Life is all about taking chances! And if nothing else, surely it makes for a great “to be continued” update post?

So on that note, wish me luck! Time to wow this boy with all my vegan bodybuilding treats 😉

Until Part II, vegan homies!

– Sam “Jacked on the Beanstalk” Shorkey

 

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9 comments

  • Sam: September 01, 2014

    Haha thanks Peaceful Dumpling pal! Quite the compliment coming from such a vegan blogger superstar :)

  • Sam: September 01, 2014

    Awww thank you, Emily!!!! This is one of the most amazingly flattering, sweet comments ever. I sincerely appreciate you being in my “fandom territory” and judging by your spelling of “humour” I’m gonna assume you’re a fellow Canuck too :)

  • Emily: August 26, 2014

    I feel compelled to write you after reading this.. and almost peeing my pants laughing! After buying your e-book and “inter-stalking” (haven’t heard that one before – nice one!) you on Facebook and the like, this hilarious bar none posting has sent me over the edge in fandom territory! Love it girl – totally appreciate your genuine humour and am truly inspired by your fun-loving, courageous personality! Good luck with your “meeting” and thanks for sharing! :D

  • Emily: August 26, 2014

    I feel compelled to write you after reading this.. and almost peeing my pants laughing! After buying your e-book and “inter-stalking” (haven’t heard that one before – nice one!) you on Facebook and the like, this hilarious bar none posting has sent me over the edge in fandom territory! Love it girl – totally appreciate your genuine humour and am truly inspired by your fun-loving, courageous personality! Good luck with your “meeting” and thanks for sharing! :D

  • Juhea Kim: August 26, 2014

    this was amazing!! ‘if i lived in texas, i’d be sniffing and circling around you for sure’ you are sooo funny!! :D love is unpredictable—have fun tomorrow!!

  • Sam: October 10, 2014

    Haha thanks Megan! I’m actually off to Austin next week :) So stay tuned for Part Two which will be written whilst I’m on the plane :) Eeeeeeek!!!

  • Megan Lynn: October 09, 2014

    You are hilarious! No update on this story or did I just overlook it?

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