Amid a flurry of recent activity that included parties, restaurant reviews, film screenings, concerts, art openings, cruise-planning and Bar Mitzvah Palooza, we totally forgot to celebrate Worley Gig Dot Com’s Ninth Birthday, which happened on June 10th, 2012! As always, we are thanking our loyal readership, which keeps this blog alive with a hot buzz across the interwebs and crazy global traffic for a site that is basically just a little indie blog about Rad Things we love! Worleygig’s 9th year saw our first prize give-aways and you can expect more contests in the coming year – because we love our readers! Please remember that you can keep up to date with the blog by following us on Twitter and “Like”-ing our Face Book Fan Page. You can also follow Worleygig.com on Networked Blogs, where we are among the Top Ten Pop Culture blogs on the entire Internet! Thanks so much for your continued support and for telling your friends about The Gig! We wouldn’t be what we are without you!
When I was in San Francisco for Barmitzvahpalooza back in February, we dined one evening at restaurant where they served a dessert topped with something called Bacon Brittle. You can’t even imagine how delicious this stuff was: all maple and bacon candy goodness. Yum Central. Now you can recreate the joyous taste of Bacon Brittle from fine San Francisco restaurants without ever having to leave your home, in the form of Baconpops, which I discovered on the Internet just this morning! According to the site, “Each pop is handmade with Vermont maple and honest to goodness real, Organic Thick Cut Hearty Bacon. We make each batch to order, because when it comes to Bacon, there’s a certain amount of awe and reverence one must include when creating a confection worthy of Bacon lovers worldwide. Baconpops aren’t mass-produced, they’re made by Bacon enthusiasts!” Sounds good to me! Baconpops can be ordered in bulk directly from the website, or individually from Lollyphile at This Link.
Hey what’s up. I got back last night from my rad trip to San Francisco, where I had the time of my life nonstop for five days, taking only short breaks in the extreme fun-having for tiny bouts of sleeping. San Francisco is so awesome I can hardly even remain alive now that I am back in NYC. Some of you (having read my most recent post) may recall that I journeyed to the west coast last Thursday to attend the Bartmizvah Palooza of Griffin Sloves. Griffin is the adorable and genius son (national chess championship finalist at age 5) of my good friends from College (and former roommates) Jonathan and Diana, who are just seriously two of the best people on the planet. Let me get you caught up with the Reader’s Digest Condensed version of how I spent my time while I was away from the blog.
Since I arrived in SF on Thursday evening, I had all day Friday free before Barbara (my hostess and fellow Bar Mitzvah attendee) and I had to drive a million miles in rush hour traffic to the suburbs for the Bar Mitzvah Pre-show activates. That left me with many free hours to hang out with Michelle, another super cool SF-based music industry pal of mine. Michelle is so very ass kicking. She and I spent the afternoon at and around Fisherman’s Wharf, doing touristy things like visiting the Aquarium and snapping pics of me posed by the bay with landmarks like The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island in the background. It was also about 70 degrees on Friday, so it was fun to run around without a coat on. Weee!
Gail, Alcatraz in Background
Later this afternoon I’ll be flying out to the west coast to attend the Bar Mitzvah (aka Barmitzvah Palooza) of Mr. Griffin Sloves. Of course, Barmitzvah Palooza will not encompass the entire weekend, so mixed up with the Torah Reading and such, there will also be a bit of San Francisco touristy site seeing, friend visiting, eating, drinking and more eating. Besides rubbing in your very attractive faces the fact that I’m taking a little vacation, I just wanted to let you know this blog will be unmanned until I get back to New York next Tuesday. I am sorry to leave you without web cleverness for a few days, but it really could not be helped. Please enjoy perusing a few of my classic Rock Star Interview Archives while I’m away.