Monday, July 09, 2012

Did Someone Say Bacon?

Don't you hate when people post about a blogger get-together and rave about how much fun it was and make you feel as though you missed something special?

Yes? Then you'd better go read another post.  Because, really, bacon candy...and lemon cheesecake tarts...and good company...all overseen by a bigger-than-life-sized Johnny Depp...made for a very enjoyable evening indeed.

Scary, right?
Patience Crabstick was responsible for the bacon candy.  You should all go over to her place and cajole her into posting the recipe.  Jen on the Edge, our gracious host, has posted the lemon cheesecake tart recipe.  And, of course, it was Mrs. G who brought along Johnny.  And Kitty Gigantica - which famous picture I was honored to carry to Mrs. G's car for her when she was preparing to leave.  Jen and I agreed it IS the most frightening picture of a cat one can possibly imagine.  Mrs. G claims that we just don't understand folk art.  I might not know about folk art; but I am willing to wager that that picture would make Grandma Moses herself hide under the bed.

I spent the evening traumatizing Patience with tales of the meat-allergy-inducing tick endemic to her geographical area - that is, when I wasn't busy coughing and sneezing all over the other attendees, in a diabolical attempt to pass on this killer head cold that Brian gave to me.

The Typhoid Mary of blogging - that's what I am.

Despite my being a one-woman Hot Zone, Jen allowed me to stay in her house overnight and even treated me to a tour of the University of Virginia campus the next morning.  The tour was replete with all kinds of insider UVA info which I am having trouble recalling, probably because the 103-degree heat made my brain melt.  Also, she drove me all over downtown Charlottesville and even pointed out Patience's house - so now I can stalk that lovely blogger for more delicious bacon candy.

Thank you, Jen!  If you're ever in my area, feel free to stop by or even stay over.  No frightening cat pictures here, I promise.


  1. I was hoping you'd post about the event. Sounds lovely and now I'm sad I missed it!

  2. It was really nice meeting you on Friday. If you passed by Patience's house, you were within stalking distance of the elusive Blue Man Groupie Beehive.

  3. I like the Kitty, even if no one else does.

  4. I'm so glad you made the drive down and stayed with us. The gathering was all the more complete because of your presence.

    And THANK YOU for letting me drive you around the university and rattle on and on and on and ON about it. :-)

  5. AnonymousJuly 09, 2012

    Aw. I KNOW I missed something special, but I'm glad you got to go. :) (Not that it was ever an option for me, in Oregon). Sounds like so much fun! I'm enjoying this Derwad Tour vicariously.

  6. Aw, you guys should've stopped in! (Except I was probably at the grocery store buying more bacon.)
    It was great to "meat" you and I don't mind about the tick disease, because forewarned is forearmed, right?

    The bacon recipe will be coming up.

  7. Bacon candy?!? How did I miss that?!? *AND* you got to spend the night at Jen's and then get a tour the next day with her? LUCKY YOU!!
    Truly, I am thrilled you were able to attend and have a wonDERFul time. (Also, when I blog after being up for 19 hours, I get a little extravagant with the punctuation.)

    I've let Mrs. G. know that anytime she tires of Kitty Gigantica, it has a home in Spokalulu. I have beheld its loveliness in person and my fondness only grew dearer.

  8. Sounds like it was perfection. Bacon candy and all of it.

  9. Same thing I said at Mrs. G's.

    Wish I was there.

  10. Doesn't seem so scary when it pair it next to Louis Wain's later-years cats!