Bacon – The San Francisco Treat

Posted By on June 4, 2008

On my recent trip to San Francisco, Bacon made his second cross-country trip with me. (His first was to Vegas in April.) In the group I was hanging out with in San Francisco, there were actually quite a few fans of Bacon. (Natch.) So I decided to let him out of the bag more. He gets really mad when he’s stuck in my laptop bag for days on end.

Bacon enjoyed his first trip on the bus and the EL on our way to O’Hare. And after passing the gridlocked, bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Kennedy heading out to the airport, I thanked the Lord for the CTA Blue Line and its ability to transport me to the airport quickly and easily and for under five dollars!

By the way, I waited until the train had no one else on it before I took this. I love Bacon, but I also don’t want to be the weird girl on the EL taking photos of a FOLDER.

Bacon also was stuck in the overhead compartment for the first time in his short life. Because the day before my flight, I hastily changed my seat online because they had a window seat open in the first row after first class. Which means more leg room. But also means you have to put all your belongings in the overhead bins. I finally pulled out my bag, which contained Bacon, after his screams were louder than the 15-month old baby in the back of the plane.

Once in San Francisco, Bacon took his first ride in a taxi cab. I made sure he buckled up because we didn’t need a repeat performance from my accident.

Bacon made his first trip out in public with a group. And while there were a few people familiar with Bacon, when you pull a folder out that says What Would Bacon Do? on it that has a real-looking bacon spinner, you will always get some stares.

On the trolley, he fit right in with the large group of people drinking loads of alcohol.

He gave Lori a big birthday hug.

He went into the bars with us, and made good use of his time.

And sometimes he rested it out on the trolley, while the rest of us used the urination stations.

After the trolley party, he joined us at Mel’s Diner for some late-night grilled cheese. He threw a temper tantrum and then got all pissy and stared out the window wishing for more time on the trolley with his adoring fans.

So we gave him a balloon to shut his fucking meat face.

But most of all, he enjoyed all the time he spent with our hosts, The Hoddys, Betsey and Matt. He’s so glad that Betsey was so kind and carried his ass around ALL night and let him experience things he’s never experienced. He couldn’t ask for better friends than Betsey and Matt.

Bacon wanted to make sure Betsey and Matt knew that they are so much nicer than that whore who owns him who shoves him in a laptop bag and zips him in tight.

Kristabella would like to let Betsey and Matt know that this is why I don’t care that he’s a little bent up. He gets so fucking lippy it’s a wonder I let him out anywhere.


Bacon had such a great time meeting people, enjoying all the things San Francisco has to offer, really getting out there and letting loose. He’s a little worse for the wear after his outing, but it is about time he really got out of his comfort zone and moved out of the safety of my apartment slash computer bag and really got out and met the people, the fans and even the people with the weird stares. He had a damn blast. And he has the battle scars to prove it. Which is all part of the trolley party initiation.

Welcome to the club, Bacon.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


30 Responses to “Bacon – The San Francisco Treat”

  1. HouseofJules says:

    “Shut your fucking meat face” is my new favorite phrase. I can’t thank you enough and look forward to using it. I predict it may happen tomorrow during a client meeting. Will keep you posted.
    House of Jules

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  2. witchypoo says:

    The Bandaids? Perfect.

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Dollhouse

  3. Jrm says:

    Has bacon been to asu/ yet. We could do an exchange program

  4. rye says:

    Haha, the idea of “lippy” bacon is totally cracking me up right now! And I LOVE the back-turned pouting out the window. He’s got quite the personality, that one!

    rye’s last blog post..give this woman a raise

  5. Nancy says:

    Umm, I am thinking Bacon is going to need a passport soon!

    Nancy’s last blog post..Bringing Stanley Home

  6. Nic says:

    I *heart* bacon

    Nic’s last blog post..The gym

  7. Mahnee says:

    The bandaids made me spit coffee….I should know better by now not to have liquid in my mouth when I read your post!

  8. moo says:

    So you BOTH got banged up in SF! Awesome!

    moo’s last blog post..insulted!

  9. Jenn says:

    Bacon should have his own show on The Travel Channel and the title should certainly be “Shut your fucking meat face”. I already have visions of a t-shirt with a spinning piece of bacon in the middle (if this actually comes to fruition, I expect a free one!)

    Jenn’s last blog post..The Premiere Episode of HUBSTER’S HEAD

  10. Noelle says:

    That makes me laugh in a “I don’t quite get it but I know it’s funny” way.

    Noelle’s last blog post..Quick update…

  11. Sarah says:

    I laughed SO hard at the picture of bacon with his balloon!

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  12. Kristie says:

    Oh lordy, that was AWESOME.

    Kristie’s last blog post..I too, am a Hungry Girl.

  13. BOSSY says:

    Bacon has a better quality of life than most people Bossy knows…

  14. Laurel says:

    Bacon sure can be high maintenance sometimes, but overall he looks like an excellent traveling companion!

    Laurel’s last blog post..Sorry Boys, Lindsey’s Off The Market

  15. LarryLilly says:

    He does bring his personal protection doesnt he?

    I mean, he might have some rip roaring porking fun some time, especially at a Denny’s, with the slabs they keep in the fridge!

    LarryLilly’s last blog post..Great, now I am being told I am a woman

  16. Bacon is one well-traveled dude. If he needs to fly down to Virginia, I’d be glad to show him around and let him meet his cousins — the Smithfield Hams.

    Jen on the Edge’s last blog post..Little Jenworld on the Prairie

  17. Lori says:

    Bacon better be planning to come to Tempe sometime in the fall for his first ASU game!

  18. kir says:

    ha, i have bacon shaped band-aids. that would have looked hilarious on bacon. like a human using a human as a band-aid. hmmmm, I just disturbed myself.

    kir’s last blog post..And the heart shall remain here

  19. Melissa says:

    Uh oh, you and Bacon are starting to sound like an old married couple…better be careful there!! 😉

    Melissa’s last blog post..The Big O!

  20. Danielle-lee says:

    Wow! Bacon really is getting around, isn’t he?

    Danielle-lee’s last blog post..Walking the line

  21. Dingo says:

    If you make a “Shut your fucking meat face!” t-shirt, I will buy it. Because, isn’t that what Bacon would do?

    Dingo’s last blog post..Candy Land

  22. Ree says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I vote for the t-shirt. I am SO buying it.

    Ree’s last blog post..Updatarandomeme

  23. jen says:

    Cause it’s not a party or a vacation without some MDIs (miscellaneous drinking injuries)…

  24. Katie says:

    Dude, Bacon has a way better social life than I do.

    Katie’s last blog post..With a Little Help…

  25. Betsey says:

    As I told Bacon when he was shoved into my purse, live a little. Also, can we please get “shut your fucking meat face” tshirts!?

  26. Bacon is my hero! Can he come visit me?

    Dirty Laundry Diva’s last blog post..Drama of the missing ring… Part 2

  27. Angella says:

    Bacon is coming to BlogHer, right? RIGHT???

    Angella’s last blog post..I Should Be Fired. Or At Least Laid Off.

  28. Would you ever consider doing an exchange-student type of thing with Bacon? I have a can of peas that really wants to get out of the house.

    The Over-Thinker’s last blog post..WITCHYPOO: Thanks for letting me unofficially guest post on your blog!!

  29. Jenny says:

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  30. Lys says:

    Bacon had way too much of a good time, but a gal has to ask. Is Bacon “of age”? I mean, pictures of him and the alcohol and all 😉

    Should Bacon care to visit Philly on one of our excursions, I’m more than happy to host.

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