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Bacon: The Appetite Awakens

Salads.

Baked potatoes.

Pizza.

Eggs.

Burgers.

Chocolate.

And yes, bacon.

Everything listed above can be made more delicious with the addition of bacon. There are only a few undeniable truths in life, but one is the awesomeness of bacon. The alluring sizzle and signature taste is a welcomed treat at breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.

To celebrate today (Bacon Day), let’s enjoy a 20-second clip of How I Met Your Mother.

Ted’s reaction is legen–wait for it…

I just got a craving for bacon. Bacon is so good, especially when it’s thick-cut and applewood-smoked. The inviting aroma and that first bite…my goodness.

Oh yeah: dary!

High-fives all around for Bacon Day. 

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How I Met Your World Cup Results

The 2014 World Cup Schedule for June 19th:

Colombia v. Ivory Coast (Noon, ESPN)

Uruguay v. England (3:00 p.m., ESPN)

Japan v. Greece (6:00 p.m., ESPN)

In honor of Throwback Thursday, today’s post will focus on a pop culture reference from the past (well, the relatively recent past) instead of game analysis.

When teams I’m a major a fan of are playing during the workday, the way Ted Mosby prepared himself for the Super Bowl with noise cancelling headphones and vision-limiting glasses is surprisingly accurate in how I prepare myself for the afternoon. To some degree or another, it’s how I feel in trying to prevent myself from learning World Cup results.

Some of you may think that’s an extreme measure to take for a sporting event.

Point taken.

But do you want to know what’s even crazier? Seeing your favorite player and team score without knowing it’s going to happen.

And by crazy, I meant crazy awesome.

Happy “How I Met Your Mother Day!”

September 19, 2005: “Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story…the story of how I met your mother.”

It’s impossible to recap all the best parts from the series. Challenge: not accepted. However, how about a few favorite instances?

We all have our favorite Ted moments that made us laugh (“My parents live in Ohio, I live in the moment”), heartfelt gestures that were quintessential Ted Mosby (the 2-minute date and the blue French horn) and scenes that made us feel the other way (sitting on the bed reading a note from Stella). Plus, who can forget Robin Sparkles (and Alan Thicke!), Mustache Marshall and his perfect use of a marching band (Go Fighting Hens!), Barney’s playbook, suits and his countless one-way missions to Outer Space that always took off in the early morning before his date woke up, Lily’s book on tape (and “tantrum!”), MacLaren’s Pub and a bevy of hilarious guest stars and characters that made the show a must-see event each week for nine seasons (The Captain!).

And, of course, there’s Marvin-Wait For It-Eriksen!

It’s Ted & the Mother (stay tuned for the name tonight), Lily & Marshall and Barney & Robin.

Below is an interview where each of the main cast members revealed their favorite moments of the series. It seems fitting to hear what has stuck with them through all these years.

March 31, 2014: (Without seeing the series finale tonight) What did we learn? Not just that it was a great television show, but that How I Met Your Mother was (most importantly) an incredible story about friends who did a lot of crazy things, funny things, romantic things and surprising things that led them to great success, heartache and uncertainty. But, ultimately, each of them found a way to discover and get everything they ever wanted.

In the most perfectly imperfect way, this show was Legendary.

Stay tuned for the series finale of How I Met Your Mother tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

Happy Monday and Here’s to Your Own Incredible Story!

P.S. Remember that awesome HIMYM poem written on Jimmy’s Daily Planet that shall be read as one would from the era of Oliver Twist?

Happy Monday!

Snow is falling. Cheer is in the air. The spirit of Christmas and the holiday season is being captured and celebrated in cities and towns across the country and the world.

This time of year calls for impromptu ski/snowboarding trips or venturing off to a cabin nestled within the majesty of nature.

However, today is Monday. Sorry, it’s the truth. The likelihood of escaping the grind of the work week is slim to none. But wait, today is Monday

Monday + 8:00 p.m. + CBS = “How I Met Your Mother” = A high probability of something happening that is Legen-wait for it…

dary!

Happy Monday and Make This Week Legendary!