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make Yemenade?

This feels like payback for that jar of Nutella that was thieved from me two years ago…

You know, Nutella being such a volatile substance to ‘try smuggle’ on an americanese plane and all.

But sitting on my name-and-shame United Airlines flight (first leg of my international flight and there is no food and you have to pay for movies!), I suddenly received an offer of mini chocolates – Twix etc. – from the man sitting next to me. Turns out he was innocently trying to take some muchness of candy to his family back home in Yemen, and the airport authorities (you know those kind folks who are ALL about being friendly and helpful and not trying to make you feel like someone who actually probably should be on death row for Nutella-related incidents) told him his bag was too heavy (how much candy was he carrying?) and that he needed to reshuffle his bag contents and so FREE CHOCOLATES FOR EVERYONE, and by ‘everyone’ i mean me, and the friendly lady next to me…

When life deals you Yemens, i guess…



those of you who know me, know that i appreciate a little bit of bacon from time to time [oh, behave!] and so stumbling upon a blog page called ‘365 Days of Bacon’was clearly going to be a treat, and when on a whim i decided to email and ask if the creator would do a guest post for me and she said, “Absolutely!” despite being totally busy, i was even more bouyed and so thank you, thank you, thank you and here it is… [chocolate roses!!!]

2013: Year of Bacon

I’m so honored to share this REFLECTIONS ON BACON guest post for the friendly, intellectual, spiritual, bacon-loving Brett from Irresistibly Fish.

It just so happens that June is my 6-month 365DaysofBacon blog-aversary. What a great time to pause and reflect on my bacon-blog relationship!

As you might know, I wasn’t always a bacon lover. For the first 27 years of my life I didn’t care about bacon. At some point, I vehemently opposed its taste, smell, and general presence in the world.

Fortunately, I had a bacon “accident.” Or perhaps it was divine intervention. One day I was conversing over a salad, distractedly chewing, and there it was! That small, sneaky, thick-cut, hickory-smoked, crunchy bacon crumble in my mouth. AND I LOVED IT.

The rest, of course, is history. Several truckloads of bacon and one silly New Year’s resolution later, I found myself in the midst of http://365daysofbacon.wordpress.com. Now I can viably dream, cook, eat, write, and share my bacon love.

But don’t be fooled. It’s not all meat candy and crunchy bacon sprinkles.

It is work. Producing a post a day and having a full-time job is … demanding. Will I make it another 6 months? I’ll try. 🙂

The UPs and DOWNs of Bacon Blogging


  • Excuses for Eating Bacon: Up
  • Personal Bacon Consumption: Up
  • Worldwide Bacon Consumption: Up
  • Cult Popularity of Bacon: Up

(Ahem, could there be a coincidence here?)


  • Creative Satisfaction: Up
  • Boredom time: Down
  • Available Free-time: Down
  • Hours of Sleep: Down

(satisfaction comes with sacrifice, apparently)


  • New friends made (because of bacon): Up
  • Conversation topics to fill social situations: Up
  • People who think I’m crazy: Up
  • Times neighbors have heard my smoke detectors: Up
  • Chance someone will throw me in Bacon Rehab: Up

(social normality is overrated. and who defines “normal,” anyway?)


  • Personal love of bacon: Up!Up!Up!

Gosh. Even after 6 months, I can still manage to make myself hungry for bacon.

Anyway, here are my top 5 fav bacon experiments:

Chocolate Bacon Roses

Chocolate Bacon Roses

Bacon Fatty

Bacon Fatty

Bacon Reeses Chocolate Cups

Bacon Reeses Chocolate Cups

Bacon Chocolate HazelNutella

Bacon Chocolate HazelNutella

Bacon Pancakes

Bacon Pancakes

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