I went to the Drysdale Awards A earlier in the week. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I enjoyed myself. There were about a dozen people there, and while I didn't really know any of them, we move in similar blog circles, and for the most part, I knew them / they know me more by comments left around than be reading each other. All in all, a really good group of people, who didn't seem too out of place in decent society. I'm sure the others will get around to recapping the event, so I'm going to focus on one person specifically: Bacon Lady from Better Living Through Bacon.
For her profile, click her name above (duh) but otherwise, long brown hair, petite, rocki'n a black "Bacon Is A Vegetable" T-Shirt. Cool mom with a house pass. (Nothing like the picture, but it came up on a Google search and was too funny not to use.)
We started talking and she lives "down state" which to all ya'll not from these here parts, is anything outside Chicago. Rockford, geographically NORTH of Chicago, is sometimes referred to as "down state" in the "US vs. THEM" of Illinois. But I grew up down state, so I can relate. In fact, in order to establish my "cred" as it were, I told her that my prom date, Maria, used to do the news in her town.
That led us thru a whole series of central Illinois chatter, which included "Mary, from Good's". Once I finally mentioned my small town, she asked me if I knew "Slim MacTrillian". Yeah, he was in my brother's class in high school, and they ran around together. I baled hay for his dad once. His sister was the Maria's best friend in high school. Yeah, I knew "Slim" about as well as you'd know anyone 4 years younger than you in school.
Turn's out, he's a really good friend of her husband's. It's a small world, after all.
That will forever be known as my "Bacon Lady / Kevin Bacon" moment.
At the end of the evening, we split a cab north. Her to the friend's where she was staying, and I continued on to my place. All-in-all, a very pleasurable evening, meeting fine folks.
And since some of you are new, I will now repost this video from my previous bacon flavored post.