Its a good sign that they’re already making fun of me, right?

So, today on IRC…

16:07 <mikal> So, breakfast catering at the student accommodation... Will there be bacon?
16:07 <ctudball> mikal: You have my permission to riot if there is no bacon.
16:07 <mikal> Yay!
16:07 <mikal> Real coffee?
16:08 <ctudball> mikal: No.
16:08 <mikal> !
16:10 <mikal> I can still add breakfast to my rego, right?
16:10 <mikal> I'll just fill a sock with $18 worth of bacon each morning
16:11 <ctudball> mikal: You can!
16:11 <mikal> Ok, that's official authorization for Operation Bacon Sock
16:11 <mikal> If anyone complains, I am showing them a lightly edited version of this IRC log

Which somehow became

What do you do on days as a bachelor in a strange country?

Well, for me it was a cooked breakfast before getting the house work done. Instead of writing an exciting blog post about the fact that the bed here comes up to my belly button and it’s sheets needed washing, I thought I would comment on American bacon.

As the people who I hang out with will know, my wife is allergic to all forms of pig. In a no longer breathing way. I happen to love pig, so when she’s not around I tend to go a little wilder with it than I probably should. So, when I went shopping for the first time here the other day I picked up some eggs and some Safeway bacon just in case my arteries needed hardening.

It was a good thing too, because I have a medical need to eat bacon to help me with the after effects of the Coronas this morning. I’d already done one cooked breakfast here, so I have already discovered that American bacon (based on my extensive sample of one) appears to be 50% fat. It took me about ten minutes to trim off enough fat to approximate Australian bacon quality.

After that it was quite nice. The point of this post though? Is all American bacon so terribly fatty, or is the Safeway stuff just terrible? Is this why Americans seem to eat Canadian bacon instead (think ham steak)?