Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Barbeque, Bacon & Badassery

Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,
Yeah, I’ve got some catching up to do… but two weekends ago, Dizzy & I started out by meeting up with some of her coworker friends Friday night and we went to Café Prague for some drinks. Good time was had by all… and we really didn’t blow the bank or anything. I really like that place for that reason. Saturday, we went to the Redwood City Blues & BBQ Festival like I did last year (if you remember) but this was also a lot of fun… and we ate like KINGS! Basically for about $20 a person we ate a few pounds of fine barbequed goodness… enjoyed a few beers & other beverages… and enjoyed some great music. I highly recommend it.

That Sunday, we further indulged our gluttony by meeting up with some of my coworkers at a beautiful bayside park in San Mateo for yet another barbeque… and this one was, dare I say, even better. Short ribs, sushi bake, watermelon, rice, noodles, beverages, and most importantly… great peeps. What a great way to spend a weekend enjoying the sunshine, some great food & great people. What more can you really ask for?
The workweek was busy of course… but there was some good that came out of it. I will be make TWO trips to Utah later this year… with the first one being just a few weeks away in time for the Family Reunion in Delta. Now, yes, the hotel will be pretty busy during the dates that I’m gone… but I’m also going to be in my office 10-12 hours a day basically until Thanksgiving & everybody else was getting their vacation regardless, so they approved this vacation as it was the least impactful time… and it worked out for me perfectly. Also, thanks to a 50% off sale the DAY I was confirmed, Dizzy will be going with me. Yup, the ladyfriend is going to meet the family. I’m pretty sure that should scare her off once & for all. Also, it’s a good excuse to go to the Eccles Dinosaur Park in Ogden… and apparently there’s a new dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point too. Throw in a drunken redneck family reunion in the middle, boom, you’ve got my vacation in about five weeks.
Let me know if you want to meet up while I’m in Utah, but I’m arranging for a little get-together Monday, September 10th. Oh… and the other trip will be ten days off during Christmas, but back in San Francisco in time for New Year’s Eve. Let’s just hope that I’m not sick like I was last year. Maybe I’ll even get to see the Kraft Hunger Bowl. Third time’s the charm, right?
This past weekend, Dizzy & I hung out for the most part… watching the Olympics & whatnot. She also made bacon cinnamon rolls… because we stumbled upon something online about them. They’re pretty damn good, since you asked. I highly recommend those as well.
Speaking of Bacon… September 1st is International Bacon Day… and the roommates & I are hosting a fantastic get-together where we will basically be eating as much bacon in as many variations as possible with all of our friends & neighbors. Some of the items on the menu…
  • 50/50 Sliders (half beef, half bacon)
  • Millionaire’s Bacon
  • Bacon grilled cheese
  • Bacon wrapped brats
  • Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers
  • Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
  • Chocolate dipped bacon
  • Build your own Bacon
  • Bacon Maple Ale
  • Bacon Donuts (by the way, we have a deep fryer now)
It should be pretty fantastic… and I’ll leave you today with the official flag of Bacon Day… and the future land of Baconia… and just another reason why I think I have the best roommates ever. Have a great day everybody!!!


Izzy Gerbil Tamer said...

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