Showing posts from 2012

Charity Golf Tournament - September 8

My mom is individually driving a fundraiser Golf Tournament on Sept. 8th. It raises money for Alzheimers and Cooley's Anemia. They have 30 sponsors, so there are lots of prizes to be won plenty of schwag and some nice contests. There's a $10,000 hole-in-one contest. She NEEDS PLAYERS NOW to sign up! Let me know if you're interested or share this message and tell them to contact me. it is a scramble (best-ball) tournament at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Folsom. Entry fee is $125. Sign in at 11:00. Let me know and I'll send you the entry form

Pork-a-Palooza Calling

Welcome back. It seems like there are a lot of people that are intrigued by the concept of Pork-a-Palooza, my fundraising event.  Let me give you the background.  My son, Rob, and I struck upon the idea a couple years ago when I discovered a recipe for Bacon Explosions.  You see, we were trying to determine the merits of Ham Smash-em-ups when we discovered a recipe for Bacon Explosions and decided, that we found a new culinary treat we had to try.  We did a test run and the results were nothing short of astounding.  With our new found gastronomic discovery we decided we needed to share this with as many people as we could.  Thus Pork-a-Palooza was born. For those that haven’t had a bacon explosion, let me explain what it is.  It is awesomeness, surrounded by greatness, wrapped with awesomeness.  I start with a weave of high-quality, dry-cured bacon arranged in a square, add a layer of ground sausage, and fill the middle with crispy fried bacon.  I then roll the square into a rol


Last week Tuesday, my good friend Scott and I had arranged to meet and review our goals for 2012.  It's a practice we do each year and we do it to keep ourselves honest and, frankly, if you tell someone what you intend to do, there's a higher likelihood you'll actually do it.  It's a good and effective practice. I came with my list of goals and was prepared to start, when Scott told me that his friend Drew would be joining us for dinner.  I didn't expect what he said next.  He said, "When Drew arrives, don't say 'Hey, how's it going because he's likely to tell you.'"  We talked about it further and I said I would come up with another greeting. Drew arrived and I greeted him with, "Hey, I'm glad to see you." Beer arrived.  We talked about cycling and how riding up Mt. Diablo just kicks our overweight butts.  We talked about MMA bouts and how they are kind of homo-erotic.  We talked about work.  Everything was pretty c

A Bad Day to be a Pig

Happy New Year Everyone! By everyone, I mean all you friends and acquaintances that are receiving this blog posting.  So let's get right to it, my holidays were, like pretty much everyone's, pleasant but over too soon.  I got many warm wishes and generous gifts.  I want to highlight one gift in particular. My dear friend Lori gave me a rather unique and unexpected gift.  She enrolled me in the Bacon of the Month Club!  Once a month for the next three months I will receive 1 pound of the world's best bacon.  The first pound arrived a couple days ago and I must say, if you're a vegetarian - this might just get you to switch.  Man oh man, is it tasty. But why am I talking about bacon when what this blog is really about is bike riding and fundraising to fight blood cancers.  Okay, I'm getting to that.  The bacon, like most good bacons, got me to thinking.  In my last message about a month ago, I mentioned that we would do something special around Pork-a-Palooza fo