Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trip the Bacon Romantic

On International Bacon Day, Baldsteve made a romantic breakfast for his sweetie before she went to work. With a Bacon toasting for two and some beautiful flowers, Baldsteve sets a great example for bacon lovebirds worldwide.

International Bacon Day

Happy Bacon Day! I suppose I could have given you a bigger heads up on this little known holiday but if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a major procrastinator. Bacon Day is held on the Saturday before Labor Day and you can read more about it at International Bacon Day and BaconFreak.

Personally, I don't need a holiday to tell me to eat more bacon, but bacon definitely deserves it's own day.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another Example of Great Skull Luggage

I posted back in April about the wicked cool Jansport Skull N Roses luggage/bags, but I've just updated the post as the remaining stock is now CLOSEOUT and the prices have dropped considerably so you may want to have another look.

In the meantime, I've found a new piece of luggage to covet.

The Heys USA Xcase Exotic Skulls (20") is supposed to be the World's Lightest Carry-on. Each print has its own special interior lining that matches the color theme of its exterior shell. The unique prints are protected by a layer of clear coat paint that also gives it a beautiful glossy shine.

Heys USA Xcase Exotic Skulls 20" Carry-on - $129.00

I'm content with my Jansport Skull luggage for now, but I really wish there was room in my closet for this one too!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bacon & Egg Tote Bag

With all of the attention these days to going green, bringing your own bags when you shop seems like a pretty easy thing to do.

According to Worldwatch Institute, factories manufacture 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags per year. Even though many of these bags are recyclable, each year Americans return only 0.6 percent of the 100 billion plastic bags used. Once plastic bags are in the environment it can take hundreds of years for them to decompose, and they contribute toxins to the soil and water as they do.

And paper bags? Although they are more likely to be recycled (about 10%-15%), 14 million trees in 1999 alone were cut down to manufacture the 10 billion paper grocery bags used by Americans.

Learning this makes me feel awfully guilty for not doing something as simple as bringing my own bag to the grocery store. Now that I've found a way to really do it in style, I've got no excuse! Plus, carrying my bacon in a bacon bag just sounds right.

You can pick up a Bacon & Egg tote for yourself at Archie McPhee for only $6.95 each. This 16-1/2" x 13" x 5-3/4" faux canvas bags will make you look cool while you’re being conscientious.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Skeleton I Wallpaper by Thomas Rude

I was cruising around and found this most amazing skull art wallpaper by Thomas Rude. The black and white skeletons with Mother Earth would be awesome for a accent wall, specifically the one behind my sofa.

Skeleton I Wallpaper

See more of Thomas Rude Wallpaper here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I'm not sure why it took me so long to hear about the heaven on wheels they call the DessertTruck. Only a few short blocks away from my office, this mobile food truck brings fine-dining restaurant style desserts to the streets of New York for only $5.00. I heard about DessertTruck just a few days ago and tonight I stumbled into it on an after dinner walk with a friend. Having read about their Chocolate Bread Pudding topped with bacon crème anglaise, I had to get some.

It was divine. I'm not a fan of traditional bread pudding, but this delicacy tasted more like a warm, rich and gooey chocolate pudding cake. The bacon crème anglaise doesn't have a very strong bacon flavor at all but the hint of the smokiness is in there and it's works so well with the chocolate bread pudding.

I definitely want to go back there as they have some other tasty sounding desserts on their menu, which changes every so often. On my list to try are:
  • Milk Chocolate Mousse with a peanut butter cream center topped with caramel popcorn
  • Goat Cheese Cheesecake topped with fresh blackberries, rosemary caramel, and a pistachio crisp
  • Coconut Tapioca with cilantro pearls, pineapple, and mojito granita
  • Molten Chocolate Cake with liquid ganache center, a hint of olive oil and topped with sea-salt and roasted pistachios


Their current menu is on their website - If you're in NYC, you can find the DessertTruck on the corner of St Marks Place (8th St) and 3rd Ave, NYC.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Skulls at Old Navy

Whew! Just got back from a long weekend which included seeing the 88 BoreDrums (88 drummers, playing together for 88 minutes on 8-08-08), dinner with the parents, the Metal Masters show (Testament, Motorhead, Black Sabbath w/Dio and Judas Preist) and a day of sleeping to recover. The weekend was loads of fun and my excuse as to why I haven't posted at all the last couple of days.

Anyhow, there's no shortage of cool skull clothing to be purchased on the internet, but so much of it I can't really swing on my budget. While I can appreciate designer labels and handcrafted quality, there's something to be said for affordable places like Old Navy. I don't think there's ever been a time I've walked into an Old Navy store and couldn't find something with a skull on it. And when they get their Halloween stuff in it's a small smorgasbord for me.

Here's the latest Old Navy assortment of skull apparel and it's worth checking the site because there's more. The mens colored skull boxers and the baby skull sleepwear are my favorites. As always, you can click on the pictures to go to the item page.

Mens Colored Skull Boxer Trunks - $8.50

Mens Printed Boxers - Black Skulls - $8.50

Mens Hoodies - Gray w/ Skull Lining - $39.50

Baby's Heart Skull Sleep Sets - $14.50

Printed Skull Polo for Baby Boys - $8.00

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bacon Sneakers!

I was already a big fan of the Zazzle site (see my post on custom bacon and skull stamps here) where you can create your own shirts, stamps, magnets and more. Now they have Keds sneakers that you can customize - check out my first creation:


The sneakers aren't cheap and so far they only have women's and children's sizes, but the possibilities are endless. I'm going to create some skull sneakers next. Click on link above it you want to rock my Bacon Sneaker creation or just view if from different angles. Click the banner below to go and create your own. If you do, please leave a comment with a link to your design!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bacon Egg Soda

Found this pic via Flickr on Lisa...'s photostream and was excited, then puzzled, as I'm sure if there was such a thing as bacon sausage soda or bacon egg soda, I surely would have heard of it before. I am not well traveled and apparently have a lot to learn about food from other countries. The soda in question here is Irish Soda bread and this sign is from a shop in Northern Ireland. A bacon and sausage sandwich, mmmm. It's a lovely menu.