Monday, July 17, 2006

"Mmmm, Bacon tastes good..."


I actually love bacon, but this quote was pretty good, too. And I thought a line from Pulp Fiction in the title was appropriate, though I've never even seen the movie, just own the soundtrack.

"I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage, with my books, my family, and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give." --Thomas Jefferson, letter of February 1788

6 comments:

Tasha said...

My friend's little girl went through a phase where she realized that meat came from animals she saw on the farms around here, so she would ask her mom counstantly if what she was eating used to "have a face" Beth would answer her honestly and Zophia would usually decline eating things that had been "defaced" (pun intended). One day Beth heard Zophia playing with her FP farm and was talking with her piggy saying "Hello Mr. Piggy, I know you have a cute little face, but you taste so yummy, I just have to eat some bacon!"

Jordan said...

That is hilarious. Speaking of Bacon stories, my sister told me about this boy in their ward who would ONLY eat bacon. The concerned parents went to the pediatrician and he told them, don't worry, just supplement with a vitamin and tums for calcium and he'll be fine. Doesn't seem like the soundest of advice (and whose child only eats bacon!?)

Shawna B. said...

Bacon and a Thomas Jefferson quote! Nice work, Jordan. Two of my favorite things!

Shawna B. said...

I'm back. Still thinking about bacon. Bacon is kind of expensive - even if you felt o.k. about a "bacon only" diet for your child, (come on now ...), I have to wonder how much money you'd be shelling out for the stuff! And what about snacks? I wouldn't want to fry up a slab of bacon every time the kid wanted a snack ... guess you could try Bacon Bits...

I'm spending way too much time on this, aren't I?
I'm ridiculous.

But honestly, I can see why the kid only wants to eat bacon. It's that good.

Done with the bacon.

TX Girl said...

Seriously Shawna that stream of thought was really totally hilarious. I love how you jumped to each thought, although it was completely fluid.

I LOVE me some bacon. Although a diet of only bacon.. that kid is going to need some kind of medical intervention when he gets older. Furthermore, isn't that why so many kids are fat- they eat too many fatty foods. I have a hard time with a pediatrican that would give that kind of blanket okay as long as they supplemented his diet. HELLO- how about instilling in him healthy eating habits.

I love the T.J. quote. He really is quite fabulous.

amy w. said...

I couldn't help but be reminded of my tour of Graceland. The tour guide said Elvis always liked to have a jar of bacon on top of his black baby grand. I have never been able to get the picture of Elvis and his greasy paws tickling the ivory keys. Anyway, so random. Love the quote, love the idea.