By Piper Bayard
Last week, I had the pleasure of a visit with historical fiction author and publishing attorney Susan Spann. So what did we do? Well, we went shooting, of course, but we also made a stop at Boulder, Colorado’s home of the funky and eccentric. We fit right in. Here are a few things we found at the Pearl Street Mall.
First off, a hat. Don’t tell Best Selling Author Kristen Lamb. It’s her Christmas present. 🙂
Then we came across Fifty Shade of Bacon.
And in case you want a pickle with your bacon . . .
After all of this Bacon Spotting activity, Susan was left with a Frozen Smile.
We also found kitchen gadgets with uses we could not discern.
Me and Gene Simmons, right?
Fifty Shades of Pastry?
And we thought cat hair was useless once it fell off the cat.
An interesting conjunction of cookbooks.
And here’s Susan, embracing the spirit of Pearl Street. Watch for her debut novel, a ninja historical fiction mystery, due out July 16, 2013.
What fun things have you found on vacation?
All the best to all of you for enjoying your surroundings.
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From original hippie commune in the 70s to current tech startup haven, Boulder’s Pearl Street is a walk of fame in its own right.
That’s a whole lot of bacon products… You go, girls. 🙂
I guess bacon really isn’t just for breakfast anymore. 🙂
ROFL!! What in God’s name would people do with that bacon stuff…insanity! I love it. We used to have a couple stores in our small city that carried some of the most insane stuff. Alas, both have since closed so now I get my freaky product on shopping online…LOL!!
I don’t dare speculate on how people use such products. I leave that to you and Jenny Henson. 🙂
Gummy BACON? I can’t stop laughing! 😆
I couldn’t, either. Not sure I want to try it, though. 🙂
The best part is … we only got photos of about half of it. Oh yes…there’s more out there. BACON … it’s for every time of day!
Crafting with Cat Hair? I wish I could have read that book proposal! Great stuff.
Is that a hoot, or what? 🙂
I have to say, you must be really fun to going shopping with! 😉
Were I to receive any, I promise, you can have all my bacon products.
LOL. Thanks so much, Renee. 🙂
haha! Cow ninja. And cat hair? How can you even spin something that short?
I don’t know whether to be in awe of a person crafting with cat hair, or completely disturbed.
Only you, Piper, can so well leave me speechless. Just. wow. That’s. All.
Nothing is more fun than Pearl Street Mall in the fall weather! (so jealous)
Oh, the cat hair – not surprised there’s a book – people have been spinning and weaving using cat hair ( and dog hair) for a long time……serious yarn people know (and you were in Boulder). Rabbit hair is mainstream popular, right?
(Still, personally, the thought of wearing it makes me itch)
I’m with you. It has me scratching just to think about it. However, it’s something to keep in mind for the apocalypse. 🙂
Such great finds! My favorite has to be Crafting with Cat Hair. Seriously??? I will really be sad now if my book never gets published. What am I doing writing a YA novel when I could be writing craft books about cat hair?!? WHY didn’t I think of that? Seriously reconsidering my career plan now. Thanks. 😉
Glad I could set your feet on the right path. 🙂
You had me at bacon…
Thanks for hosting me during the trip Piper. Honestly…that shopping trip was one of the best times I’ve had in years – even if I did make a bit of an ass of myself there at the end. At least I was the positive end of the horse!!
P.S. – I think my new nickname is “Puck”
LOL. A fine and distinguished nickname. I had a great time, too. Looking forward to next year. 🙂