Have you heard that there is going to be a bacon shortage? Anything that prevents me from getting my hands on some delicious, salty bacon is really more of a crisis than a shortage, if you ask me. The official story is that droughts have caused poor harvests of feed crops, and pig herds have thinned out as a result. It almost brings a tear to my eye. You see, bacon and I go way back. I’ve loved bacon since before it was trendy. Since before the first hipster tattooed a mustache on her finger or the zombie apocalypse seemed like it might be a plausible extinction even. Now that I think about it, the zombie scenario is fine by me, because a world without bacon is a world I don’t really want to be a part of, anyway. I can’t think of a food that isn’t improved by the addition of bacon (the same goes for cheese, but that’s a story for another time). Actually, I read this morning that the bacon crisis is overblown, and we’ll simply see a rise in cost for pork next year. But, if you don’t mind, I’ll just forget about that last bit – I finally have an excuse to fill my freezer with bacon!
– Tiffany Blair, LBSPY #17
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.