Thursday, May 26, 2011

Living and learning goes better with bacon

Just a friendly heads-up - there will be ranting up ahead and yes, ohhh yes, there will be bacon.

Do you have someone in your life that is dismissive of your accomplishments?

Oh, wait - here is a shot of bacon to hold you over while you read.

Bacon wrapped rice balls (the dog's treat).

This morning I got some good news and I was calling people to share. Everyone is ecstatic for me. This is something I have been working on for a while and it is finally starting to pay off. 

Then I make a call to a person who's reaction goes something like this:

Me: "Blah, blah, blah *insert any great news you want here*"

Other person: "Oh *pause* well I guess that is good news. *another pause* So anyways, I bought these really cute shoes the other day..."

And I am thinking - "Wow, way to be dismissive."

And then it hits me - Why do I keep expecting different results???

Wait, you probably need another shot of bacony goodness at this point.

Seasoned rice with an over easy egg with a sprinkling of bacon.
Have I confronted them on this issue? Heck yeah. Which results in them saying in a condescending tone, "Oh I didn't realize it was THAT important."

So my positive action of the day (aka. my living and learning moment)? In the future I will wait for the giddy euphoria to pass before calling them - that way it won't bother me.

There, *big sigh*, I feel much better - Thanks for listening:-)

On to the food:

Seasoned rice with egg and bacon, miso soup, nori strips and green tea.

I always mix the rice and egg together.

 This is my favorite green tea:

If you want to see how I go about eating this you can check out an earlier post here.

Since the dogs looked like they were contemplating taking me out so they could wolf down the bacon, I made them this:

Bacon wrapped rice balls.
They are now draped over the couch in a porcine induced stupor:-)


  1. I'm sorry to hear you encountered such rudeness from a "friend" when you simply wanted to share some good news. On the bright side, it resulted in your decision to post about bacon - one of my favorite topics.

    My question for you is this: Why on earth would you feed the bacon rice balls to the dogs? IMO, those little bundles look like perfect appetizers or cocktail nibbles.

  2. @An Alaskan Cooks | Alaska Food and Wine

    Unfortunately, my stomach has a limited tolerance for fats.

    But because I have a contrary nature - I often cook things for the dogs that I would want to eat - that way I get to enjoy high fat foods vicariously through the dogs :-)