Monday, February 16, 2009

Bacon for the first time

I will never forget the day. I won't ever be able to forget the time of day it was. It was one of those moments that you don't think would happen to you in your lifetime.
It was like meeting a doctor who gives you a prescription for Bacon. It was like a presidential candidate coming out on national television with his wife and admitting just how much they love Bacon ( I heard it happened on Oprah ). It was like having a Bacon salad for an appetizer, then having a BLT and substituting more B for the L and the T and smothering the toast with Baconaisse and then having Bacon cheesecake for dessert.
I was actually shopping when it happened. I was strolling down aisle 6 at my local Costo and asked my wife if we had enough Bacon at home or if we needed some more and my 16 month old son who was happily sitting in the shopping cart talking to some baby carrots looked up at me with love in his eyes, and with the biggest 'I will make my Daddy so proud smile', said for the very first time....."Bacon".
It is a moment that will echo in my heart forever.....
I had to look up and blink rapidly and as I did so, I spied some instant Bacon - but more on that later.