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Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Car!

Bacon Car

August 31st is International Bacon Day! Did you know that? I was actually unaware of the pending festivities until someone pasted a photo of this rad Bacon Wrapped Car on my FaceBook page. Apparently Ford Fiesta drivers now have a new way to express their Bacon love! The automotive giant is offering buyers of 2014 model Fiesta the opportunity to have their new cars wrapped in one of four vinyl graphics, each featuring delcious Bacon. This is definitely not a joke and you can check out all of the Bacon Designs on Ford’s Fiesta Graphics page, at This Link!

Thanks to Cid Scantlebury for the Tip!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Plastic Dinosaurs

Pink Dinosaurs
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Look at These Pink Dinosaurs! Just Look at Them!

Review: One Potato Two Potato Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

Do you like chips? I sure do. One kind of chip I really enjoy is the Sweet Potato Chip, because they are so very delicious. I confess that when I see a bag or bowl of Terra Chips at a party, I hover around it and pick out all of the Sweet Potato Chips for myself. Because that is how I roll. I believe that is was at the recent Summer Fancy Food Show where I picked up a sample bag of One Potato Two Potato brand Sweet Potato Chips, and subsequently fell in love with this tasty and all natural snack.

Sweet Chips with Burger

In the above photo you can see these awesome Sweet Potato Chips, all crispy and delightful to the tongue, as they accompany a yummy Cheeseburger made by me for a meal I ate at home last Friday. I love these Chips!

Find out more about One Potato Two Potato Snacks at This Link!

My Rad Visit to the Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium Signage
All Photos By Gail

Whenever I am visiting a new city, I like to find out if they have an aquarium; and if they do, I like to go there. I was in Seattle a couple of weeks ago on the front end of an Alaskan Cruise (so awesome) and spent a marvelous few hours at the Seattle Aquarium, which is right on the waterfront. The last time I was at the Seattle Aquarium, the Internet was not even a thing yet, so it was fun to see that they have made so many changes and improvements to the facility. With an emphasis on education, the Aquarium is dedicated to preserving local marine life and they have integrated many green practices into their daily operations, so it is not only a beautiful and fun place to visit, but an organization that you can feel good about supporting.

Red Starfish Tide Pool

On the main floor of the Aquarium you will find many Tide Pools and Touch Pools, which are fun for kids because they can see the animals up close and even touch them. There are a few pools with large collections of anemones and brightly colored red and green Sea Stars, some with too many arms to even count.

Jellyfish Ring Tank

My favorite feature of the main exhibit area is the archway-shaped Moon Jellies Illuminated tank of Sea Jellies (Jellyfish), in which the jellies appear to transition color as the recessed tank lighting runs the full colors of the spectrum. I would like to have this in my house.

Octopus Facts

The Aquarium is home to a giant Octopus who likes to hide in his tank so he is a bit hard to see. They can squish themselves up into fairly small spaces, apparently (see above photo). Several times a day you can watch them feed the Octopus, and that is really cool. If you see a scheduled feeding time listed, be sure to get yourself close to the tank about 15 minutes before the show starts, otherwise you will miss all the action. Did you know that the life expectancy of the average Octopus is only one to four years? I did not know that.

Anemone with Clown Fish

A tiny Clown Fish makes his home among the Anemones and Coral in this Pacific Coral Reef Tank.

Vagina Coral

Here is a very interesting type of Coral. I think this is called Plate Coral (judging by results from the very obvious search terms I put into Google when I got home and started writing this post) but I probably should have paid attention to its name while I was at the Aquarium. If you can confirm this coral’s proper name please leave it in the comments, thanks!

Seattle Aquarium Cow Fish

This is a Cow Fish: The Most Awesome Fish Ever In the Universe of All Time. The Cow Fish swims so very fast around the circumference of the tank that he was hard to photograph, but I got him. Moo.

Puffer Fish

In the same tank as the Cow Fish I saw this Puffer Fish, who had an angry look on his face like he was about to Puff Up, but he did not.

Sea Plumes

These intriguing creatures are called Sea Pens, for their resemblance to the old fashioned, plumed writing instruments. Sea Pens can be found in the Ocean Oddities section of the Aquarium.

Seattle Aquarium Sea Otters

Like any aquarium that is worth its salt (water), The Seattle Aquarium has a separate, outdoors habitat area that houses aquatic mammals including River Otters, Sea Otters, Harbor Seals, Northern Fur Seals and various types of Aquatic Birds, which affords a very complete experience for all visitors. These cute little guys are Sea Otters, and the staff can tell you all about them including their names and ages and how they came to have a home at the Aquarium. I was so charmed by the Otter in the above photo, who was floating leisurely on his back while playing with a plastic bowl and an empty water jug. Adorable.

Another added bonus of visiting the Aquarium is that is it so close to The Great Wheel Ferris Wheel, also located on the pier, so you can head over there for a spin in the sky and lovely views of the Puget Sound after your visit with the fish. Visit Seattle Aquarium Dot Org to find out about special exhibits and get further information on the Aquarium so that you can plan your visit!

The Seattle Aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Waterfront, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101-2015. Phone (206) 386-4300. Hours are 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Last entry is at 5:00 PM and exhibits close at 6:00 PM.
Aquatic Sculpture
Cool Aquatic Sculpture On the Boardwalk Adjacent to the Aquarium

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss Packaging

I have not seen lip gloss like this before anywhere, and the extra cool thing about this gloss package that resembles a tiny Glitter Purse is that you get Two Lip Glosses in each set! One to keep and one to give away? You decide.

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss Features:

  • Lip gloss in a cute purse-style container
  • Open the purse to reveal the lipgloss compartment
  • Set of 2
  • Colors: Silver and Pink, Silver and Purple, Silver and Turquoise
  • Size (each): 2″ x 1″ x 1″

So Stylish! Sale Priced at just $12.95, buy a set now for yourself (and a friend!) at This Link!

Glitter Purse Lip Gloss Open Glitter Purse Lip Gloss

Video Clip of The Week: La Yegros “Viene De Mi”

This video for the song “Viene De Mi” by Waxploitation Records artist La Yegros (who hails from Buenos Aires) is one of the most creative and visually engaging videos I’ve seen in just ages. Me Encanta.

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with Onion Crunch!

OC New Hot Dog

Do you like Hot Dogs I sure do. Every dog has its day and July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (who knew such a thing even existed?), an estimated seven billion hot dogs will be eaten by Americans between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and every year, Americans eat an average of 60 hot dogs each! Woo!

This year, why not celebrate your love of the Hot Dog with more than just ketchup and mustard? Onion Crunch, a new condiment that you have previously read about here on The Gig, was created to bring an end to the lack of innovation in the condiment category. I keep a jar in my kitchen at all times.

Onion Crunch

The Onion Crunch Dog (recipe provided below) is sure to spice up your celebration of National Hot Dog Day! I am going to post this a few days early so you can get out to the store and do your shopping!

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Onion Crunch® Dogs Ingredients:

1 tsp ketchup

1 tsp Dijon mustard

4 large hot dogs, knockwurst or kielbasa

1/2 ounce cheddar cheese, cut into long sticks

2 Tbsp Onion Crunch®

1 cup refrigerated sauerkraut, drained, roughly chopped

4 slices bacon

Vegetable oil

4 long Hot Dog Buns

Tooth Picks

How to Make Them:

1. Prepare your grill for direct medium high heat.

2. Mix together ketchup and mustard in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the sauerkraut with the ONION CRUNCH®, set aside. Slice open the hot dogs, down the center, lengthwise, forming a deep pocket in each, but not cutting all the way through. Coat the inside of each hot dog with the mustard ketchup mixture.

3. Place a strip of cheese deep within the pocket of each hot dog. Top with sauerkraut and onions. Encapsulate the cheese at the ends with the sauerkraut mixture as well, so that no cheese is exposed (otherwise it will drip out when cooking).

4. Wrap a strip of bacon around each stuffed hot dog, securing with toothpicks at each end.

5. Coat your grill surface with vegetable oil. Place the stuffed hot dogs on the grill, stuffing side down. Grill for 2 minutes, until the bacon on one side is cooked, turn the hot dogs a quarter turn and continue cooking until bacon is done.

6. Remove toothpicks, place in toasted buns,  serve and enjoy!

OC Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog

Behold, The Onion Crunch Dog

Tuesday Humor: Not An Orange

Lemon Hiding in Bag of Oranges

Pretty clever, but funnier if you’ve been drinking!

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Retro Modern House

Pink Retro Modern House
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I want to live in it.

Bacon Thing of The Day: “You Are Bacon Me Hungry” T-Shirt

You Are Bacon Me Hungry T Shirt

All Bacon Fans will want to wear this cool and comfy T-Shirt that comes in your choice of over ten different shirt colors! You might even want to pick up more than one!

You Are Bacon Me Hungry T-Shirt Features:

  • 100% Preshrunk ComfortSoft® cotton
  • Lay-flat collar and taped shoulder-to-shoulder for ultimate comfort
  • Fit: T-Shirt (unisex), Oversized T-Shirt and Ladies Fit
  • Suggested Color: Black
  • Design by Donovan Santiago

Very reasonably Sale Priced at just $14.95, pick up one (or two) at This Link!