100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #98.

Our lives can turn on a dime.

My Chevy mini-van sure can’t… But our lives can.

I’m not suggesting something trivial is enough to transform your entire existence but sometimes all you need to hold on for one more day… Isn’t that godawful song, but rather something that can bring a smile to your face.

And cholesterol to your heart.

#98: Bacon!

Definitely worth living for, am I right?


Who doesn’t love this stuff? Sure, too much will kill you (though much slower than suicide) but in moderation it’s as good as coitus.

Okay, so maybe that’s not entirely accurate but you get my point, right? Some of my fondest childhood memories involve waking up to the smell of frying pig flesh in the kitchen, where I knew my grandmother was cooking up a German breakfast storm. The simple things may be just that, and they may not be the answer to all your problems but they can be enough to inspire you to hit pause and catch your breath.

And the goal is to keep breathing for as long as possible, friends.

See you in the lobby, kids…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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23 Responses to 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #98.

  1. Theresa says:

    Bacon! One of my favorite indulgences on Sunday mornings. Once a week can’t hurt, right?

  2. Bacon goes well with everything!! Have you had it chocolate covered?? Neither have I but I bet it’s good…definitely worth living for! 😘🐷

  3. Bacon, sizzling, spitting, juicy, rashers smiling up at me from the pan.
    In my dreams. Can’t remember the last time we had bacon…… mind you we did have a gammon joint which lasted us four days over the holidays. That counts, right?
    Happy New Year Robert.

  4. In heaven, they have no bacon. Good job, Hook

  5. Doug in Oakland says:

    Bacon is delightful, served with eggs for breakfast, crumbled up inside of an omelette, or crumbled up and sprinkled on a spinach salad, and the list of foods that can be improved by the use of bacon fat in place of oil is too long to even begin here.
    Can you tell that my whole family (except for me, thank the FSM) were raised in Oklahoma?
    Sometimes it is indeed the little things (although I’m not belittling bacon here) that can save the moment, and sometimes the moment is all it takes to save the day.
    When I used to battle depression (strangely enough, I haven’t had such problems since my stroke, and no, I don’t recommend brain injury as a depression treatment) I used to clean my room. It gave me a temporary sense of purpose, and when I was finished, things were indisputably better, if only a tiny bit. Sometimes it worked better than other times, but that seems to be the case with almost everything, doesn’t it?

  6. Bacon …fighting the dog for the last piece is worth living for!

  7. StillWaters says:

    Bacon … oh Hook, you hit the jackpot!!! My mom taught me how to cook it: Turn it often in the pan to make it crispy. Yes!! Bacon with Hellman’s mayonnaise on a PC Thin is delightful, even without the L and the T. Bacon in a potato salad, bacon in Impossible Bacon Pie, bacon with mac and cheese. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

    Best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and very, very happy 2019. CHEERS!!

  8. Doug in Oakland says:

  9. Lacey says:

    My 6 year old son has never been interested in eating any meat . . .except bacon.

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