Teaser Tell All

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Welcome to class students!   Time for us to spill the beans…….(not literally of course)!

When we started off with class yesterday we only had TWO students comment during the first 60 seconds so the Cheer Team only had TWO names to work into their cheer.   Needless to say they were happy.   Who were the FIRSTIES??

Drumroll……..

TIMMY COMCAT and KATIE ISABELLA!!!!!

YAY FOR OUR TWO FIRSTIES!!! WOO HOO!

Both of you get one of our lovely FIRST COMMENTER badges this week………………..concatulations…………….!

I was one of only TWO First Commenters during the first minute of Teaser class on January 28, 2020!

THEN we waited———————–and waited—————————and our Graphics Department Supervisor Mom finally had to leave to get ready to go to the dentist so she was hoping someone would guess it before she left BUT she had to wait until she got home to find that indeed somebody HAD guessed it!     But first, here’s the photo from yesterday just to refresh your memory:

A pretty Spring kind of photo (and we wish it WAS Spring) which our Graphics Department provided and it is the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.    Our Graphics Supervisor (ahem) and her husband have been there MANY times.    It’s a wonderful spot with sidewalk cafes, street artists and lots to see – art galleries, antique shops – a little bit of everything.     Would you like to know WHO guessed Charlottesville, Virginia first?????????????????????????????

Drumroll Please!

CAROL (CarolMaeWY) from Wyoming, USA !!!

CONGRATULATIONS Miss Carol !!!    Here is your FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge:

Guess who was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER of the Teaser photo of January 28, 2020 – ME ME ME ME ME!!!!

But there were some other RIGHT GUESSERS after Carol got it so if you were lucky enough to figure out it was indeed Charlottesville, Virginia then you get one of these:

I guessed CORRECTLY where the Teaser photo was taken on the Teaser of January 28, 2020 but I was NOT FIRST! BOO HOO!

And of course you know what you get if you guessed INCORRECTLY…………………help yourselves to one of these:

DARN DARN DARN! I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of January 28, 2020. Maybe next week I’ll be lucky???????

There you have it – winners and losers……………..everybody tried and that’s the impawtant thing………………..

Too late kids!

Well some of us think it’s IMPAWTANT to win a RIGHT GUESSER badge too!!!!!!   So we’ll just keep trying!  (sniff sniff)

Sorry gang – not everyone can win………..but there’s always next week.     Now who’s up for a little cheer from our fabulous CHEER TEAM???

ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only TWO First Commenters how lucky is that!
A shorter cheer for our two “FIRST” Cats!
Timmy and Katie were first at the gate
Everyone else was LATE LATE LATE
Then we waited almost forever
Maybe guesses were slow due to inclement weather?
Finally we had a student who guessed it right!
CAROL from Wyoming gets the award without a fight!
You all did well and your cheer team is proud
Now pardon us while we join the lunch crowd!

Well girls – we’re all joining the lunch crowd so you’d better hurry up before I turn the class LOOSE!!!!

WATCH OUT – HERE WE COME MISS DINGLEBERRY!

Students!   Time to get in the cafeteria line and choose some nourishing lunch items before you board your bus for HOME!   ENJOY!

TODAY’S DELIGHTFUL DISHES:

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All aboard for home sweet home until NEXT Tuesday! 

Your Professors

Tuesday Teaser Class!

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Greetings and Salutations Ding Dong Students – HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET??????

The report from our superb security team is that all is well on campus so let the class begin and THANK YOU Clowie and Company!

Last week as you all remember we had a TEASER WHOPPER.    Nobody guessed it and it was one of the toughest photos to figure out that we’ve EVER featured on Tuesday Teaser.    We’re not claiming that this week’s will be any EASIER, but we never know for sure.    I can tell you that our Graphics Department was in charge of procuring the photo for today so we can blame HER if there are any issues with the photo.    Tee Hee

I will STREEEETCH my imagination this week to figure out the photo!

First up we have our RULES and our BADGES to show you.    It’s important to know the rules and to follow them and hopefully we’ll be handing out all the badges tomorrow!

There you have it – now all you are “prepped for success” – or we can hope so anyway!   IS EVERYONE PUMPED UP??

“WE ARE READY PROFESSORS!!!!!!!!”

Then let the fun begin.     Will our Security Guard PULEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE bring in today’s photo?

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN?????????????????????????????    That’s your mission as you know – study the photo, see if there are any clues – follow them up and make your best guess.  Tomorrow we will let you know who wins what.

Cheer Team?    How about getting these students IN THE MOOD for guessing…………….only YOU can fire them up (or wake them up!):

We can’t wait for Spring so we can ditch the hats
Most of us think they make us look too fat!
Anyway, we’re here to cheer
Then we’ll go drown our sorrows in a nice cold beer
We’ve seen the Teaser you are going to study
And all we can say is “GOOD LUCK BUDDY!!”
Could be any busy town in any busy city
But we’ve gotta admit it looks quite pretty!
Good luck gang and give it your best
Then tomorrow with badges you will be blessed!!

Thanks girls……and enjoy your LUNCH – I hear that dive you all go to is a bit rough – be careful!!

You girls are going there by yourselves?  YIKES!

Shall we adjourn to the lunch room and have some lunch so you students will be able to have the energy to figure out the Teaser for today?     I think you need all the help you can get!!!!

Hello you adorable students – welcome to another well planned, well cooked, well presented lunch in your school cafeteria!

TODAY’S DELISH MENU:

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Good Luck with the Teaser kids – see you in class tomorrow for the TELL ALL!   

Your Professors

SPARKS and a Reminder

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What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I saw a couple of fabulous quotes while looking and got excited about BOTH of them because I really believe in both thoughts but I had to choose one – and this is it!

If we’re honest we ALL must admit that we have had failures in our life – of one sort or another………but if we just pushed through whatever it was we were trying to do or trying to feel or trying to GET, we were winners.    I know the old saying “it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game” and that ties right into this.   Same thing.   Even if we lose we have tried and by doing so, we are winners as we’ve faced the challenge.    My Dad wanted me to always be a winner whatever I was doing – it was a lot of pressure – I wasn’t able to win everything – in fact I failed at many things – but I was able to learn that he would NOTICE if I had just tried my best.    Yes he still wanted me to win (!) but I knew and he knew I’d done the hard part of TRYING.

Hope everyone has a WINNING week…………………just try!

Hugs, Pam

 

REMINDER FROM PROFESSOR TEDDY……………..tomorrow at a surprise time is the Tuesday Teaser.   Those of you who like to figure out WHERE a particular photograph was snapped, feel free to join in the fun.   We never say WHEN the post will go live – because it’s more fun that way!     

 

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Who wants to HOP along?    Every Sunday we (and lots of other friends) join The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Hop – just load up a photo of YOU and go for it.   Click the badge above if you want to go there and link up with your photo.

Would it surprise you if I said I’m going to do another FLASHBACK Selfie today?   Probably not as I do that quite often – depends on whether Mom has taken a NEW photo of me and this week she didn’t.    She’s had other stuff on her mind.   Oh well…………..Flashbacks are fun.   Let me go through my photo file and find one of ME from this same date (or close) and let’s just see how I’ve changed shall we?????

Well how’s this little GEM.    It’s from January 20, 2018.    If you ask me, I haven’t changed much since then.   Still a HEFTY boy and as usual, on my back napping – looks like I “borrowed” some of Mom’s Christmas tissue paper.   I’m sure she didn’t mind – after all I let her snap this tummy shot without objection!

I usually do a little artwork on my selfies for puzzle purposes but this week I’m using the jigsaw puzzle that we did back in 2018 of this photo (artified) but I changed it from 180 pieces to 99!    Are you ready????

CLICK THIS MINI-ME FOR THE DOWNSIZED PUZZLE!!!

Thank you Kitties Blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD for giving all of us a chance to strut our stuff every Sunday……………………..FUN!

Hugs from Mr. Ginger Tummy – aka Teddy!!

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King

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Here I Am – The King – With A Super Recipe For You!!

Greetings loyal subjects……………today I have something different for you but that doesn’t mean it contains NO BACON…….to the contrary it contains a lot.   It’s also something that the ROYAL MOM adores – roasted vegetables but with a bacon “twist”!    Intrigued?   Good……………you might want to try this one.

Oven Roasted Vegetables With Bacon

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • fresh broccoli
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 5-10 or more bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with greased foil or a non-stick pan liner. Set aside.
  • Cut up vegetables so that they are close to the same size.(Cut harder vegetables a bit smaller)
  • Place vegetables in a bowl.
  • Toss with minced garlic.
  • Toss vegetables lightly with olive oil. ( may need more or less)
  • Add in cooked, crumbled bacon and toss.
  • Spread into an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and toss.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the carrots are tender, yet still firm.
  • Remove from oven and add on pats of butter.
  • Sprinkle again with salt if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Yes – and plenty of it I might add!!

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good.    Mom had made a roast the first time she made this recipe but imagine it with chicken or ANYTHING…….just plain tasty.    We hope you will try this one – roasted vegetables get a bit of “sweetness” to them and with the bacon it’s sweet AND salty.  Nice combo!

Yep – we all need to tingle from time to time……..!

I must clean up the kitchen – the staff is having a day off – we like to keep the staff happy here in Castle Baconia……………..it PAYS to be nice!!

Happy Cooking (and Eating!) – Your King

Friday Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday Friends!    You know what Friday means………….fill in the blanks with our co-hosts 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   Every week they each give us two sentences with blanks for us to fill.    If you’d like to play along with us and fill in your OWN blanks – click the badge above and fill out the linky there.   Easy Peasy!

This week I decided that I wasn’t in the mood to share filling in duties with Mom………I did them ALL BY MYSELF and my own words are in BLUE!

 

1. I am particular about my daily schedule – I know when it’s time for a treat, time to go outside for a walk, time for my Mom and Dad to go to bed – I’m like their own personal kitty clock (Mom says).
2. My favorite time of day is first thing in the morning with Mom before OLD DAD gets up!!.
3. When I was adopted, put in a PTU and saw my new home is a moment I will never forget.
4. Have you ever heard of a kitty who loves playing in the snow?    (I’ve shown you a photo before of Angel Sammy out in the snow – won’t catch ME doing that but he loved it)

 


That’s it – we’ve done our filling in for the day – now I can take yet another nap.    Oh I do love my naps.   Don’t we all??????

Love and Happy Friday!    Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday – time to HOP with Brian and be thankful “out loud”.     If you want to join in on the Hop – just click his badge above and link up with us.   We all have things we’re thankful for and we share them on Thursday every week thanks to our host Brian.    One of my thankfuls this week is that (truly) I’m happy I have a warm place to live.   We’ve had single digit nights and some days below 20 and I haven’t even been too interested in going outside myself – and I know all the homeless animals out there wish they didn’t have to be out there too.    It breaks our hearts knowing there are so many “roamers” looking for shelter or food.    I’m THANKFUL I’m not one of them and THANKFUL that we do what we can to help.

I’m always thankful that Angel Sammy’s poetic Thursday post gets to me in time to make it part of my Thursday post at Brian’s……………so here’s what he sent to me last night!

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Let’s Share Poetry!!

Hello friends……….all is well at the Rainbow Bridge – we have new Angels arriving all the time – seems more in Winter than any other time of the year.   We even have a Poetry Group up here because everyone loves a good poem.     I hope that you wrote one to share this week – I gave you a photo and let’s just see what you did with it OK?    

Here’s the photo I gave you to inspire your poem for today followed by MY poem:

“Rough Seas”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©January 22, 2020

 

Life can be much like a boat on the sea

Facing rough water or smooth as can be

When things get overwhelming we just hang on tight

And hope for calm seas to return to make things right

Each storm that we face and each wave that we crest

Serves as a reminder that we are indeed blessed

We eventually reach shore and get back on solid ground

But never forget the reminder of our faith that we found……..

Boats in rough seas are tossed about like toys in a tub on a stormy day………and life has its’ share of stormy days too.    If we just hang on tight – don’t panic – and have faith in ourselves and our ability to persevere, we can get through any challenge we meet.    When I found this photo it was my first thought really……..life has its’ share of rough seas but we get through them to calm water again eventually.

There you have it – my poem for today and if you have a poem to share – let us know in comments – we want to read yours too!!     Here’s next Thursday’s poem……..I hope you find some inspiration in it and write a poem to share NEXT Thursday based on it:

I’ve used a lot of “old” vintage type photos lately but I find a lot of fun things in old photos.   A lot of “forgotten” things.    My Mom said she can’t remember the last time she saw kids playing jump rope but it was BIG in her day.    She said this two rope jumping was “double dutch” and not as easy as people thought!      

So I’ll look forward to seeing you next week again and hopefully reading a poem you’ve written.    YOU CAN WRITE ONE – don’t say you can’t………………..!!!!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy………………………..I liked it!   A lot………..but then I just love hearing from you PERIOD.

Love, Teddy