Mr. Bacon Sighting
It all started back in August. Journalist Patrick Ross introduced his sidekick, Mr. Bacon, to the blogosphere.
Good for a laugh, Mr. Bacon was also a symbol of Patrick’s love for bacon (as well as his affection for bendy bacon toys). Then something interesting happened. Mr. Bacon took the writing world by storm. Writers tweeted Mr. Bacon’s adventures, responding warmly to the hint of his bacony aroma.
And when Mr. Bacon showed up at a White House press conference in Patrick’s pocket, boldly demanding that his picture be taken in front of President Obama? Well, that pretty much gave him rock star status – or maybe something more akin to traveling gnome status.
Because, recently … he showed up in my Arizona backyard, emboldened by his desert surroundings. You can imagine my surprise.
Mr. Bacon is, indeed, taking the writing world by storm. But why? Writers and bacon? Is there a correlation? Is it the boldness of his crunch? His flexibility? His ability to savor the moment? His thirst for adventure? His salty personality? Or is it just that bacon is yummy – and we writers know it?
Maybe the bigger question is “Where will this traveling pork strip show up next?” I have a suspicion that Maine may be his next destination. Then where? What will he see? What will he share with us throughout his travels? What will we learn?
Share your Mr. Bacon photos – the good, the bad – from around the world by visiting this fabulous site created by hubby (and wrapped in bacon humor). Interested in bringing home your own bacon (Mr. Bacon, that is)? Hosting his adventures on your blog? Just say the words in the comments section, and we’ll start cookin’ with bacon (i.e. I’ll send you the details on how to get your hands on this culinary – um, plastic – delight).