Tuesday Teaser

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Please Report to Geography Class!

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It’s Tuesday and it’s time for a test of your geography knowledge as I show you a photograph taken SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET, and you tell me WHERE you think it was taken.   Got it?   Easy right?   Well, maybe not………it may take you a while to figure out but when you get that “lightbulb moment” you go ahead and guess – remember I must know WHERE this photo was snapped.  

BUT……

Before we get to all of that, remember that the FIRST PERSON who comments on this blog today – even if you aren’t guessing…………will win something from me!   This:

First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 5/31/16

First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 5/31/16

So, go comment and come back………………..then you’ll get to see SuzieQ, our Classroom Cheerleader, and of course Mr. Silver Suitcase who will show you today’s TEASER photo!   Go on – – – I’ll wait for you………………(la de da da da….pacing….doo doo da da……pacing some more…..) – OH- you’re back!  Alright let’s get started!

Suzie?  I know you had a good time at Cheerleading School…….let’s see if you came back INSPIRED!    Give our Teaser Fans a little CHEER!

I'm SuzieQ and I'm here to say I hope YOU win our Teaser today! I hope you studied and know your stuff Professor's Teasers are truly tough! So cheat, cheat, cheat Use Google to search Let's leave Sammy in the lurch!

I’m SuzieQ and I’m here to say
I hope YOU win our Teaser today!
I hope you studied and know your stuff
Professor’s Teasers are truly tough!
So cheat, cheat, cheat
Use Google to search
Let’s leave Sammy in the lurch!

WAIT A MINUTE!   I thought you were going to come back with some NICE cheers…….you know – SUPPORTIVE cheers for your Professor (who pays your salary I might add) and for the Teaser-holics who visit us every Tuesday……….this cheer seems a little………well……….OFF??????????   At least you didn’t call me a GEEZER!

Let’s just move on shall we?    Mr. Silver Briefcase – will you bring in the photo?    This is by the way a GUEST TEASER photograph so your mission is to figure out WHERE our Guest Teaser captured this photo – oh where oh where did this Teaser photo come from??????  Name of town or city, and State, or Country !!

Here's today's CHALLENGE!

Here’s today’s CHALLENGE!

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Interesting spot isn’t it?    WHERE is it?   HMM???   Hurry up – the first to guess correctly will win this:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam's Teaser on 5/31/16

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam’s Teaser on 5/31/16

If you guess CORRECTLY but are not first to do so, you win this:

I wasn't FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/31/16

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/31/16

If you haven’t got a clue, don’t know how to cheat, or just plain guess incorrectly you STILL WIN:

I didn't have a CLUE on Sam's Teaser of 5/31/16!

I didn’t have a CLUE on Sam’s Teaser of 5/31/16!

Well?   What are you waiting for?   Our Operators are standing by for your guesses…………better post one soon……….you KNOW you wanna win something today other than the DREADED GREENIE right?

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Professor Sam

Thank you for paying attention in class today!!! Good Luck!

Thank you for paying attention in class today!!!
Good Luck!

Memorial Day Remembrances

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We Remember……………

Welcome to our Memorial Day Cookout…………….my friends Gracie and Raz and I hope you enjoy yourself while you’re here!   While we remember the reason for this holiday and what it really means, we also find that we just naturally want to be with our family and friends to enjoy each other’s company for time moves so quickly, and we should enjoy the moments we are lucky enough to spend together!    That’s why we’re having this cookout – so we can have food, fun and share memories as well as MAKE new memories!

Me, Allie, Gracie and Raz welcome you to our Memorial Day Cookout!

Me, Allie, Gracie and Raz welcome you to our Memorial Day Cookout!

First of all I do hope you like the location we picked for us to have our cookout…………….we have a beautiful spot along the water in a nice park where they have all kinds of things to do and see……….but mostly it’s just peaceful by the river.  Let’s start off our day together with some yummy breakfast – what do you say??

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Now we can do whatever we wish – play volleyball anyone?   How about a dip in the pool?   Work up a bit of an appetite because before you know it the BBQ grills will be hot and we’ll be putting goodies on to cook – BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, sausage and there’s baked beans and all kinds of desserts!    The BIGGEST surprise I have for you though in the food department is that my buddy Raz and our mutual friend Pete have brought their famous (to Cat Scouts!) FISH FRY TRUCK to the park and anyone who wants the very BEST of fresh seafood, make sure and visit them because they’ve got it all!!!!!

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THE FABULOUS FISH FRY TRUCK !!!!!!  Step right up and place your order now!!

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If you get tired and just want to relax in the shade………………

All work and no naps makes for a LONG day!

All work and no naps makes for a LONG day!

AND – don’t forget to stop over at Gracie’s place HERE and Raz’s place HERE for more Memorial Day memory-making!

We hope all of you had a fabulous time with us today and tonight when you get home, light a candle of remembrance for all those who gave their lives for their country.

Make New Memories…..With Love……Sammy

 

P.S.  Tomorrow is Teaser!!!  Don’t forget!!

Sam’s Sunday Selfie

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Shhhhhh! 

As usual, I’m making a snoozy selfie!

It’s easy – just set the timer for 20 minutes which gives me time to fall asleep, and wham, bam, call me Sam, I’m asleep and the flashy beast catches me in mid snore!

We’re joining The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie blog hop – are you?   Just click their badge below my selfie and join up AND see the other selfies…(which of course aren’t QUITE as adorable as mine but hey………….)

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Love, The Snoozer

Click Below to visit The Hop!!

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Here Comes The King

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All Hail Kind of Baconia…..

Oh baby!  It’s that yummable day of the week for me – bacon is on the menu!   As the King of Bacon, I am happy to eat my share of it too believe me.   Don’t you just LOVE LOVE LOVE my “bacon icon” above?   My dear, sweet, most special ladycat friend Nellie Wilde (remember she just married the magnificent Merlin), from Nellie on the Edge and her Mommy made it for me.   I am so grateful.  Makes me feel extra special!

Yes I know I’m not the only critter on the earth who adores bacon but I probably am one of the few who devotes an entire blog post once a week to it (well, I shouldn’t say that because I don’t know that for a fact!).

No Mom – don’t try to get away with putting a dish of eggs in front of me………….no sireee!

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You know, a good vet in my opinion is one who will tell you for anything that ails you:

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MY KINDA GUY!    Garfield told me that his Dentist told him:

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Now that’s good enough for me!!!!  Yesirrreeeee!

You know that I often recommend certain foodables that have to do with bacon when I do my Saturday Bacon Blog?    Well this week is no exception……….Here are TWO for you!

BACONCHEESEWAFFLESYep – makes me breathe heavily too………………I’m sure I could find a recipe for grilled cheese bacon waffles but I can’t imagine they’d be too tough to figure out AND what a way to go – even my cat friend thinks so – heavy breathing?  Oh yeah!  You better believe it.

Then if you’re one of these people who just eats salads………………well, you could have this kind of salad – I purrrsonally think this is the only salad I’d ever eat!

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So – I highly recommend you try bacon today or in the near future if you can……….I realize that some of you can’t eat meat or pork but you can improvise – there’s turkey bacon and veggie bacon………….I’ve never had them but I’m told they’re both good.   Point is, they’re all CRISPY and DELIGHTFUL in the tummy!

As King of Baconia, I highly recommend ALL my subjects give it a whirl.

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Right Nellie! 

Happy Bacon Day Everybody! 

KING SAM

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Monster Day and A HOP!

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YES IT IS!

The Broomhildas won’t be in charge of this activity today – they are on vacation so we had to get a substitute to help us get the house whipped into shape today.   When we told the maid service what we were looking for, they said they only had a couple of candidates……..I said “send ’em on over”…………five minutes later I answered the door:

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Hello!  We’re from ACME Cleaners………Here’s our card:

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We’re Sissy and Prissy and today we’re having a two for one sale…………we’ll both be filling in for you!   We even have a couple of others helping us out for FREE!   One is a whiz at cleaning dishes:

CLEANINGBULLDOGPUTTINGDISHESAWAYThen we have a couple who help us move buckets and cleaning equipment around for us:

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CLEANINGSUPERVISORWe even have a supervisor!!!!!

So you all just sit back and relax and we’ll have your house cleaned in NO TIME……………………….we have “special equipment” that makes short work of the job!

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Before you knew it – they truly HAD cleaned the whole house – even with all their noisy machinery none of us minded because they finished in like FIFTEEN MINUTES!    That’s right – three floors of house!

HOLD IT DOWN WILL YA?

HOLD IT DOWN WILL YA?

 

WHAT? You're done? I was gonna help out!

WHAT? You’re done? I was gonna help out!

So that’s that!   This crew won’t be back next week but who the heck knows if the Broomhildas will return or if we’ll get a whole pile of NEW cleaner-uppers?   I swear – NEVER a dull moment in “THE HOUSE OF KIMMELL”……………

Before I go……….

I wanted to pawticipate in my friends from 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader who are co-hosting a fun blog hop on Fridays called FRIDAY FILL-INS!

FILLINSThey have four sentences and you just fill in the blanks then everybody sees what kinds of sentences we’ve constructed because it tells a LOT about us and it’s fun!   This Friday’s sentences are below and my  Mom’s “fill-ins” are in red!   You should join in and have some fun “filling in” !

  1.  Whatever happened to Friday night date night?  
  2. I always have a cookout with all the trimmings for just me and my husband (and Sam) on Memorial Day ( or your country’s equivalent).
  3. I used to wish I’ve never grow old, but now that I have, it’s not so bad!
  4.  I just cannot stay up late at night , no matter what’s on TV or how hard I try to stay awake!

Enjoy your Friday ! 

Hugs, Sammy

 

Two Days of Summer

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Huh?  Summer?

Well, of course it isn’t REAL summer yet but lemme tell ya………..after WEEKS (literally) of complaining about day after day of rain and cold and icky stuff we just had two whole days of temps in the 80s and total sunshine.   What a gift for those of us who were beginning to grow moss in our “crevices” (don’t ask).

Mom got the lawn mowed yesterday and from all the rain we’ve had – the lawn looks GREAT…………….no telling how long it will take all of that to turn brown but it will – trust me.   Just because it starts out looking MAHVELOUS, it won’t last……….

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We have NO plans for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend………….which is kinda nice.   Mom says we should have our first cookout of the season………..Dad says “uh huh”……….Mom says we should eat out at the picnic table……….Dad says “uh huh”……….I don’t mind either way really because I won’t be out there – just make sure my food bowl has SOMETHING in it Mom and you and Dad do WHATEVA!

ScoutCookoutYeah – you and Dad could eat that whole table full of food in like – five minutes – right?

My Dad even got to go flying AGAIN yesterday because the weather was perfect……………….

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Down the taxiway

Going over checklist

Going over checklist

Off we go!

Off we go!

Looks a little hazy....

Looks a little hazy….

Anyway, he had a ball and flew for a couple of hours then came home and did yard work – what a champ.

So what this blog post amounts to is a review of the past two days of early summer at my house and frankly, from the weather forecast – maybe SUMMER is gonna stick around for a while.   All I did was complain while we were struggling (or swimming) through Spring…………..let’s see if this stays.

Hope you have a HAPPY THURSDAY………………….I’m gonna…………………..C’mon Mom – let’s go sit on the front porch and dig this heat!

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Hugs (hot ones), Sammy

Blurry but you get the drift...Sam's not thrilled with his new hat!

Had to wear my visor yesterday when I went outside…..!

 

Shopping Around The World

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Shopping Around The World!

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Time for that monthly bit of fun courtesy of Bacon from PigLove and Fozziemum who just HAPPENS to be visiting Bacon and his family on vacation right now!   Yep – imagine that!

This month’s “assignment” was easy peasy……………ANYTHING GOES!    That’s right – we could pick any recipe for any type of nommy foodable we wanna and just tell the prices of the ingredients, and how to construct our magnificent creations!   What did Mom pick????

PINA COLADA BARS (made in the crockpot!!!!!)

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I know it sounds weird but trust me…………….even I had a lick or two of these after Mom made them and what can I say except WOW.

Here’s the ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 Cups sweetened shredded coconut  ($2.99 for 14 oz.)

1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ($3.59 for 16 oz.)
2/3 Cup granulated sugar   ($1.89 for 2 lbs.)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Large egg
2 Cups all-purpose flour
3 ounces cream cheese   ($1.97 for 8 oz.)
1 Can crushed pineapple (20 Ounces)   ($1.17 for 20 oz.)
¼ Cup brown sugar  ($1.99 for 32 oz.)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Here’s HOW to do it!

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Line crockpot with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Spread coconut evenly on baking sheet, toast in oven 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

3. With mixer on medium-high, beat butter, sugar, and salt until well-combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low, beat in flour and half of toasted coconut, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Spread dough evenly in your crockpot. Place small chunks of cream cheese over dough.

4. Drain pineapple and press firmly into strainer to remove all excess liquid; transfer to medium bowl.

If using pineapple chunks, drain, chop, then drain again, pressing into strainer to remove excess liquid before adding remaining ingredients.

5. Add brown sugar and cornstarch to pineapple, stir to combine. Spread pineapple mix over dough. Cover; cook LOW 4 to 5 hours or HIGH 3 hours, until edges are crisp golden brown. Remove the crockpot from base and cool on wire rack (or just on top of your stove). Holding edges of foil, lift bars from crockpot. Sprinkle with remaining toasted coconut.   EAT!!!!!

Thanks for hosting this fun SHARE THE YUMMY monthly blog treat Bacon and Fozziemum……………..we get lots of new ideas for food (well, Mom does) and I get leftovers!

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Is it ready yet MOM????

Hugs, Sammy

 

Teaser Tell All Time!

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Geography Class Is Now In Session!

Alright class...you'd better settle down....Professor Sam is coming up the hallway!

Alright class…you’d better settle down….Professor Sam is coming up the hallway!

HELLO CLASS!!!!

HELLO CLASS!!!!

Time for us to see who passed, who failed, and who was FIRST to comment and guess correctly………………Before we begin, I want to thank my GUEST TEASER Miss Layla from CatWisdom101 for the awesome photograph of……………….where?????   It is the Custom House Clock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts!   Interested in some info?   Try this LINK and you’ll see there’s much more to this place than meets the eye and there’s some interesting history too back to the 1800s.

Thank you Miss Layla for an INTERESTING Teaser which actually gave everyone a fit until someone GOT IT………..but before we get into that, please accept this token of our thanks for your photo!

Thank you Miss Layla for the Teaser Photo from 5/24/16

Thank you Miss Layla for the Teaser Photo from 5/24/16

Now – here’s the photo you all saw yesterday so you can put the PLACE with the FACE!

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A rather magnificent structure isn’t it?   Has some European touches which might have thrown a few of you off…………..the other thing is that you’re actually seeing part of the Custom House Hotel as well as the Clock Tower.   Anyway, it’s a goodie!

Now, shall we proceed?   SuzieQ is away at a cheerleading seminar, so we’ll just get down to business and let you know who got what.   First up, our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday on the blog was none other than Miss Annie of Animal Couriers!   Concatulations Miss Annie, this is for you!

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First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 5/24/16

Then our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was our buddy from across the pond, Flynn of TwoDevonCats!!   This is for you my friend:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam's Teaser on 5/24/16

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam’s Teaser on 5/24/16

After that, there were SEVERAL of you who recognized the photo or otherwise came to the same conclusion as Flynn and his Mom and those of you who did, get this for being “also right” !

I wasn't FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/24/16

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/24/16

Then of course we have THE GREEN BRIGADE……….that growing list of Teaser followers who are collecting (it seems) the GREEN BADGE OF COURAGE for either not knowing OR guessing incorrectly.   We love you too you know!   This is for you!

I didn't have a CLUE on Sam's Teaser of 5/24/16!

I didn’t have a CLUE on Sam’s Teaser of 5/24/16!

Now wasn’t that FUN as well as educational?    My Mom and Dad have been to Boston and while they saw a lot of stuff they did NOT see the Custom House.   Just an excuse for them to go back some day right?   Right!

Thanks for playing along everybody!   We will be adjourning class for now but next Tuesday at a SECRET time (you never know when) you will get an email notifying you that CLASS IS IN SESSION and to report to Geography classroom and review the photo.   Maybe you’ll be FIRST next week?

Until Then……… Class Dismissed!

Thank you for paying attention in class today!!!

Thank you for paying attention in class today!!!

TEASERSAMMY

Tuesday Teaser

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“Attention Students…..

Geography Class is about to begin!”

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Yes indeed it is, so students, please come in and take your seat because your test is about to commence!   You know the drill – the FIRST to Comment on today’s blog post gets a little SOMETHING/SOMETHING – or as is more commonly uttered, sumthin’ sumthin’ (or sump’n sump’n).   This:

First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 5/24/16

First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 5/24/16

Give us a ringy dingy NOW in the form of a comment!   Then come back to figure out the Teaser (and hear SuzieQ’s trash talk of the day) !

Hello? Yes you ARE first commenter!

Hello? Yes you ARE first commenter!

So why don’t we start this boat floating, this train running, this plane flying, this bee buzzing, this……………….oops I got carried away.  Let’s just bring Suzie in to cheer for us before we show you the photo for today!

Bim Bam Bum Let's have some fun What do you see? No, not my knees! Where is this place? No, not outer space! Ricky Ticky TOOO Good luck to YOUUU

Bim Bam Bum
Let’s have some fun
What do you see?
No, not my knees!
Where is this place?
No, not outer space!
Ricky Ticky TOOO
Good luck to YOUUU

Uh………….OK………..thanks Suzie, other than the knees thing most of this makes sense for a change!!   You’re learning.    However, all that cheering still brings us back to what we’re here for – to look at a photo and guess WHERE it was taken…………..and I don’t mean a “general” where, I mean a “specific” where.   What town/city/village and in what state or country did SOMEONE (my Guest Teaser) take this photo????    If you are the very FIRST to guess right, you get this:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam's Teaser on 5/24/16

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam’s Teaser on 5/24/16

If you guess CORRECTLY but aren’t the first one who does, then you get this:

I wasn't FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/24/16

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 5/24/16

And of course, there’s the “ALSO RAN” category – you were HERE, you looked at the photo, you examined it thoroughly but you still either guess WRONGLY or don’t know PERIOD in which case you still get THE BIG GREENIE!

I didn't have a CLUE on Sam's Teaser of 5/24/16!

I didn’t have a CLUE on Sam’s Teaser of 5/24/16!

READY?????  OK!

Mr. Silver Suitcase with the lock on your wrist for protection, please bring in today’s TEASER photo for display!

Yes Boss.....I've got your photo RIGHT HERE!

Yes Boss…..I’ve got your photo RIGHT HERE!

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What is this lovely building AND where is it located on Planet Earth????????????????????????   Don’t let time waste – you know you wanna be first so get to studying and guessing!

GOOD LUCK CLASS 

See you tomorrow for the Tell All! 

Professor Sammy

Make me proud now Students!

Make me proud now Students!

 

Two For One Monday!

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Hello Friends!    Today is a double-duty blog day.   The most impawtant part is that we are honoring The Lone Star Cats Angel sister Whitley who went to the Bridge a few weeks ago by joining the Blog Hop that adorable Dory from Dory’s Backyard is hosting.   Those of you who knew Whitley knew her to be a true FASHIONISTA – her Mom made her a ton of adorable dresses and she loved showing them off.   We loved seeing them………she had an outfit for every possible occasion.    She might be gone now to the Rainbow Bridge BUT she is NOT forgotten – not by her family and not by anyone else who knew her as a cutie pie friend.   So in honor of Angel Whitley, Mom made a grouping of shots of me in various clothes – “real” and “photoshopped” – now I’ll NEVER be a Fashionista, but I do know how to honor a friend.    This is for you Whitley!

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AND the other thing I’m doing today is reminding you that tomorrow is TUESDAY TEASER!!!!    You know you don’t want to miss that……………….you will get a post from me at an undisclosed, top secret time and there will be a photo in it that YOU will have to study and determine WHERE it was taken!!   I have a GUEST TEASER for you – yep – another toughie probably so make sure you get plenty of sleep and your eyes aren’t tired………..you will need to be SHARP because you can win a badge if you are FIRST COMMENTER on my blog tomorrow, or FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, or even RIGHT GUESSER……and hey – even if you haven’t got a clue you will still win something!   That’s right – THE BIG GREENIE CAN BE YOURS!

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So I’ll see you tomorrow?   Make sure and visit all of the other bloggers who are honoring dear Whitley today…………………..!

Pre-Tease Hugs, Sammy