The Ultimate BBLT

mercury is killing me.

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i just slipped on my badonkadonk in the bathroom, apparently the floor was slippery. i just sat there for a minute, and a girl walked out of the stall and looked at me like i had just told her donald trump might be our president. but it was just one of those (two) days, and i needed a minute. bathroom floor and all.

i’m not going to tell you all the things that have gone wrong, because that would be so boring and whiny. but if i were to torture you like that, it would go something like this…

i shattered my phone walking across michigan ave last night. woke up before the sun to run – it was raining and all the treadmills were taken. my hair dryer wouldn’t work today. i spilled coffee all over this poor girl on the bus who had the unfortunate luck of choosing a seat near me. went to buy breakfast and the receipt thing ran out. at lunch, it jammed. i walked away from my desk with my headphones in…still attached to my computer. then i went to eat, and spilled all my salad dressing on the carpet.

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and it’s only 2 pm, folks. when does mercury stop going retrograde? what’s the opposite of retrograde? forward grade? let’s do-si-do around mercury and go that way.

THIS LASTS UNTIL MAY 22ND? what. how. why. i’m for sure going to die. there’s no way i can survive another 11 brutal days of this.

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ohhh grand. apparently you aren’t supposed to execute any contracts or buy electronic devices during this time. enter: my job and my shattered phone screen.

is anyone else feeling this way? is this just me? helpppppppp.

this bbt helps. it’s like blt’s hotter, taller brother.

back in my youth, i went to miami university in oxford, ohio. it’s a dream university – the most quintessential college town. red brick buildings, cobblestone streets. they had some good little restaurants in uptown, my very favorite was kona.

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it wasn’t pretentious big city food, it was comfort food with a little something extra. a little flair. a little je ne sais quoi. a grilled cheese that would make you want to move in and buy furniture with it. a spinach and artichoke dip that resulted in involuntary noises because it was that good.

and there was the BBT. basil, bacon, tomato sandwich. it had a black pepper mayo. it was something else. i mean, all these years later i still remember it. i went for a long run on sunday and wanted something substantial – and this was it. i added a fried egg on top, because hi – i’m an egg-aholic and have you ever heard anyone say, “i shouldn’t have eaten that egg?” well, maybe, but they were wrong.

mercury better turn it’s little butt around here real quick.

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The Ultimate BBLT
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • about 8 pieces of bacon (i mean, you can’t have too much)
  • 2 fried eggs
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 tablespoons light mayo
  • 2 basil leaves, chopped
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 pieces of ciabatta or sourdough bread
Instructions
  1. in a small bowl, combine mayo, basil, salt and pepper
  2. layer it up: mayo, arugula, tomato, bacon, fried egg, more salt and pepper
  3. smash it and enjoy

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Comments

  1. smk2002@aol.com'Susie says

    OMG! So that’s what this nightmare is…mercury in retrograde…hate…hate..hate the grade!
    On Mother’s Day…I was alone for the first time in forever…so I took my sorry butt to Panera so I could make myself an Ultimate BLT….all the stuff you said on a toasted Bagel…nothing better!!!!
    As I was leaving Panera, I drove over the cement curb…I might as well have fallen on my bedonkedonk and sat there for hours and cried…opps…oh I did! And I ate my un toasted un anything Bagel waiting for AAA…
    I spent 5 hours at Patriot Tire…one “I’m really sorry after another”…more parts…more$$$$!!!!
    After 3 more days…more parts…more $$$… and LOTS of humiliating begging friends to get my sorry bedonkedonk back and forth to Patriot Tire…I got my adorable, but bruised , leaning to the left little Car…then back to work finally to finish out the week for the girl who was on Vacation all week!!!! Thought you’d get a smile Not sure I’ll be putting my BLT on Bagels …EVER

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