This Pink Old School Alarm Clock could also serve as a Bacon Thing of the Day, not only because it has a happy hog on its face, but because I snapped this photo at the Great Big Bacon Picnic, which I attended over the summer.
Image Source for Above Photo. All Other Photos By Gail
If you ever take the NYC Subway, you have probably seen the hilarious and extremely adorable ads for Casper mattresses and bedding, because they are all over the inside of the train cars. If you are not sure if you have seen them, they look like this:
As you can see, they are very clever, and make you want to curl up and take a nap right now! Because sleeping is awesome. And since Casper is an online merchant with no real brick-and-mortar locations (save for a couple of Showroom Locations) the company is literally taking the show, er, bed, on the road, with a multi-city Nap Tour, where you can try-out the mattresses and bedding for yourself! Nap Tour!
I was fortunate to experience the Nap Tour when it made a much-anticipated stop in Brooklyn at the Great Big Bacon Picnic, which I attended back in September. Being all full and logy with delicious Bacon, the thought of short respite was quite appealing to me, so I dropped by for a “test sleep.”
The secret to the Casper mattress is their patent-pending combination of springy, breathable latex foam over supportive, pressure-relieving memory foam. The latex provides just enough sink, so you’ll always feel fully supported by the pressure-relieving memory foam layer beneath.
Because the latex is breathable, the full contouring to your body doesn’t result in the same overheating that an all-memory foam surface creates. Its springiness also removes any sensation of being stuck! Yay!
When one of the four Nap Pods opened up, I was asked to remove my shoes before climbing inside, and given a pair of new slippers (which I got to keep). The friendly pod attendant showed me how to work the retractable privacy screen and I laid back for a nice rest.
No sooner had my head hit the pillow when I saw this red telephone. I picked up the phone and became engaged immediately in listening to three bedtime stories in the form of popular fairy tales, that included:
The Princess and The Pea
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Little Red Riding Hood
Each story was read by a different individual and it was great fun to hear these stories again as an adult. I also learned something: I had forgotten that Red Riding Hood was actually eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, and was not as lucky as Goldilocks, who escaped with her life by fleeing into the woods. Bummer. Also, after a few minutes of wondering why these three particular stories were chosen, I realized that each features a theme of sleeping, mattresses and napping in common. Clever.
Anyway, after about fifteen minutes of rest on a very comfy but supportive mattress, I left the pod refreshed and ready to eat more bacon. Bacon!
Before I went back to the Picnic, I was given a gift card good for $50 the purchase of any new mattress! Find out when the Casper Nap Tour will be in your area, and shop for Casper mattresses and bedding online at This Link!
I saw this fun Bacon and Egg Flag proudly displayed in the booth for Roni Sue Chocolates at the Great Big Bacon Picnic this past weekend. I think it’s from one of the southwestern states, but I forget which one. If anyone knows please leave it in the comments!
On Sunday, May 17th I attended the first annual Great Big Bacon Picnic, held out at the old Pfizer building in Williamsburg, where I ate Bacon until I wished to seen no more Bacon. It was a crazy fun time! My full report of the event complete with tons of pictures, is up now at Skulls and Bacon Dot Com. Please check it out and feel free to re-post and tweet the link to all of your Bacon Loving Friends!