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Coo-Coo for Control: Why Your Bacon Needs to Accept that You Can’t Control Everything

My family gets a good chuckle from a particular memory of my potty training days. My mom would try to get me to go poo on the potty, but I refused. I liked them diapers, dammit. One day, she found me taking a squat in the corner of the front porch. Yup. Hence the invention…

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Bacon Beware: Gaslighting is a Major Problem if You’re a Sensitive Sizzler

As incredible as my bacon is, I can be a real idiot at times. And that’s okay, because just like all bacon, I’m still learning. And learning is the key to (imperfect) perfection. Bacon never stops learning. I’ve talked about Anti-Bacon before. But there’s a particular kind of Anti-Bacon that is quite detrimental to your…

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Sometimes, Your Bacon Just Gets Annoyed, And That’s Ok (As Long As You Don’t Actually Punch Someone in the Face)

So I live in downtown Rochester, which means I usually shop at the Wegmans out that way. (For those who aren’t familiar with the name, Wegmans is a big-deal grocery store chain founded in Rochester. Dis it, and any Rochesterian will beat you dead.)  There’s one problem I have with the downtown Wegmans (DON’T KILL…

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Woe is My Bacon! 8 Reasons You Should Stop Playing the Victim and Let Yourself Be Awesome

“You don’t know what real pain is.” Word for word, that’s exactly what someone said to me once. I remember thinking, “Gosh, who is this person to assume that I’ve never experienced real suffering in my life?” Yet hypocritically, and I’m not proud of it, I have in the past similarly looked down on others…

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