A Little Taste

Monday, August 27th, 2007, 2:12 pm

I didn’t finish my paean to bacon in time to qualify for Al’s little contest, but I’ll get around to posting it eventually. In the meantime I thought I’d post a morsel about the pig roast we all enjoyed at our volleyball tournament on Saturday. WARNING! If you’re a little bit squeamish you might not want to look at one of the photos at the end of this post. I didn’t think it was that big a deal, but I was surprised at how many people didn’t want to see the actual pig. And if you’re one of them, be forewarned.

The event didn’t get off to an appetizing start–we played in the first game on the schedule, and shortly after we took the court a truck pulled up to, ah, service the Porta-Pottys. What they do is attach a big hose to the top of each unit and suck all the effluvia out. Very efficient. Problem is, these things aren’t hermetically sealed or anything, and the stench started a-wafting. The breeze was blowing right in our faces and, hoo boy. Think about the worst smell you’ve ever smelled in your life, and then imagine that smell sitting out in the summer heat for a week.

We somehow won that game, and afterwards we gathered around a table and got some refreshing beers into our systems. And that’s when another smell started demanding our attention, and it was coming from the big metal cylindrical thingy in the parking lot:

They started cooking the pig around 9:30AM, and around 3PM they decided to check on it’s progress. And I was there with my camera. Now’s the time to turn away:

Man, it smelled good. We played another game at 5pm (lost that one) and by the time I hosed off, put on a clean T-shirt and grabbed another beer it was time to eat. Two chefs went to work carving up the pig (I think I’ll pass on posting that picture) and we got in line. The barbacue sauce they had was really good, as was the potato salad, and it was a fantastic feed:

Volleyball, beer, sunshine, and pork. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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One Response to “A Little Taste”

  1. iggy Says:

    good god, that pig looks tasty.

    i had to google effluvia.

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