Friday, April 3, 2015

B Is For Bacon #AtoZChallenge

Today I saw a fun meme and shared it on my Facebook page. The word that came to me instantly for today's subject was bacon!

Then, as I am wont to do, I got busy hopping around the net and came upon the A - Z Bloggers Challenge. Oh not another blogger challenge, I muttered to myself. But then I got to reading some of the great posts and the topics ('cause it started yesterday and of course I'm always a day late and a dollar short). There are almost 2000 participants and from many different countries! So of course, now I want to participate too and throw my keyboard into the ring!

So bacon, huh? I have a few things to say about it. 

My Grandma lived until she was 92 and every day for breakfast she had bacon and eggs. She loved her breakfasts, being from Tennessee and all. Do they make bacon differently today? Maybe, maybe not. But I think, were she alive today, she would be happy with the recent fad of making everything with bacon, from bacon donuts to bacon muffins to bacon-wrapped hot dogs. 

Back to my Facebook page, a few weeks back I posted another post that I thought was epic! It's Kevin Bacon, finally doing a video 'mercial about, what else, eggs!  If you haven't seen it, you need to! I like Kevin Bacon! I guess most everyone in America does. because everyone has a direct line of association that can be traced back to him. It's called the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon!

Even still, bacon gets a bad rap in a lot of circles. It's just too indulgent and it's contributing to the heart attacks and obesity of millions of Americans, or so they say.  Why can't they pick on something else, like diet Dr. Pepper, or Diet Coke? I've heard that stuff will dissolve gunk off a car engine!

I was driving the other day, behind a large pick-up truck. I wasn't really paying attention, but the license plate caught my eye. It said B4CON. Upon further inspection, I saw decals for the Local Fire Department and the Local Sheriff's  Office. This was the heat in front of me! I had to chuckle that the guys who are called by a very similar derogatory name actually have the processed meat form of it on their license plates! Good for them!

One of my all-time favorite movies is Charlotte's Web, and the cute relationship between Charlotte and Wilbur, the pig. I'm afraid that if I thought too long and hard about where bacon comes from, I might not have quite the appetite for it, especially if I had a pig for a pet and that pig was as cute as Wilbur!

But alas, I'm my Grandma's Granddaughter, and like her, I love my bacon. Am I wrong? Share your thoughts with me!

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