This past weekend we went to the America Loves Bacon Festival with our close friends, K, N, and A. We all received vendor tokens with our ticket admission, so we tried all kinds of different bacon, and drank beer, and tried each others’ bacon. We got more beer, and watched a few bands, and watched a bacon eating contest.
We escaped the heat for a chill pub, and we sat outside in shade eating fried pickles and hummus, and ordering more drinks.
We decided that we needed to recreate an episode of the TV show Chopped for dinner.
We headed to a grocery store, and A, N, and I bought all the ingredients. Some basics, and then some out there wildcards. Chicken breast, asparagus, cheese, goat cheese, maraschino cherries, and butterscotch. We hid the ingredients from A and K, and then unveiled them in the kitchen right before they started cooking.
Both dishes came out great, and it was great fun for all of us. We sat around their table after dinner and played Phase 10, and drank more, and laughed. Their cats, and dogs, and puppy kept us company.
Our wedding invitations went out in the mail yesterday. The wedding will take place four months from today.
It’s all coming. My life’s coming. I’m standing right at the precipice of a great mountain, about to jump right into act II of my life.