Teaser Tell All and Contest Results!

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Welcome Back Students – we have a lot to talk about today!   

The Teaser from yesterday which was scary but didn’t FOOL several of you………….and the Halloween Costume Contest for this year which was so much fun with so many super creative entries from YOU!      Below is a slideshow of ALL of our entries and thanks to those of you who did enter – we thought we’d start class off today with the COSTUME CONTEST results before we do the TEASER PHOTO part of today’s class……………I know you can’t wait to hear.

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The winner of the contest will be sent a FABULOUS (well – maybe not fabulous but NICE – well – maybe not nice but ADEQUATE……cough cough) gift from the wonderful and amazing store at AMAZON!    WOO HOOOOO!

Those of you who don’t win get a badge saying you entered but didn’t win (sadly).      Now how about a drumroll please???

THE WINNER OF THE 2021 COSTUME CONTEST IS:

REESIE!

Reesie as Reese’s Pieces

 

AND here is the WINNER’S BADGE !

It was a VERY CLOSE contest!   All of the entries got votes but Reesie got the MOST!

Those of you who didn’t win – THANKS FOR ENTERING – and here’s a badge to ease the pain:

Now let’s get to the Teaser Photo from yesterday.     Here it is for a final look:

THIS IS POVEGLIA ISLAND, VENICE, ITALY

If you’re interested in this rather spooky and SAD place and would like more info CLICK HERE !

Who Was First Right Guesser?

Jackie at Two Devon Cats

Your Badge Miss Jackie!

And if you were RIGHT but weren’t FIRST:

And if you guessed but were WRONG:

AND…..WHO WERE OUR FIRST COMMENTERS??

MISS INGRID AND MISS SHARON !!!

For you:

Cheer Team – you’re ON !!

An Epic Halloween is what we’ve had
You’ve all worked hard and we’re so glad
The Teaser was tricky but not for one
Miss Jackie got it so the FIRST RIGHT was won!
FIRST COMMENTERS we had TWO
Sharon and Ingrid were the FIRST to say a BOO!
Then the costume contest winner we really must cheer
It was a fabulous costume – let’s have a beer!
We really must say that you’re ALL big winners
Now lets get the Professors to buy us all dinner!

Well this certainly kept us busy didn’t it?!   We hope you all enjoyed the Teaser for Halloween AND the Halloween Costume Contest as much as we did.   NOW – who’s up for breakfast/lunch??

Time for you to eat little witches, ghosts and goblins!   Here’s today’s MENU:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!   SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY FOR OUR REGULAR TEASER CLASS!

YOUR SCARY PROFESSORS!

 

 

Teaser-Ween Tuesday!

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“Looks spooky but secure….let’s tell the Professors to start class!”

“LET THE FUN BEGIN!   You’d better COMMENT now students!!”

So even though it’s not QUITE Halloween, it’s the closest we will get to celebrating Halloween at school.     We have our Costume Contest today, we have special Halloween badges for you to win, and we see quite a few of you chose to dress up for the occasion!    You students sure look fabulous.

Let’s start our day off with the Teaser photo then we’ll show you the entries for the costume contest.     Here are our usual rules for participating in the Teaser Photo guessing AND our special Halloween badges that you MIGHT win……….

Now it’s time for your TEASER photo.     This is a Graphics Department photo and while it looks like a relatively harmless location – it has a past so we’ll tell you about it tomorrow during the TELL ALL………………..GOOD LUCK!

Where Was This Photo Taken?

Now, let’s move on to the Halloween Costume Contest shall we?     The contest winner will be getting a surprise prize (hahaha) from Amazon (assuming we can send it to wherever the winner is and if not we’ll figure something out….trust me!).

We have multiple entries and it is YOUR job to find YOUR FAVORITE – THE BEST OF THE REST – YOUR ONE AND ONLY BEST COSTUME ENTRY – to cast your ONE vote.    That’s right – you only get one vote.    So make it good!!     You have ALL DAY TODAY to vote.     Tomorrow we announce the winner!   Wordpress has changed their polls/surveys method and our Graphics Department wasn’t able to figure it out (of course – it’s ridiculously complicated) so we are conducting this contest in a different way.    Look at the photos below then let us know via EMAIL which ONE photo you are choosing as your favorite!    Entry names are BELOW each picture.     Got it?   Good!    Easy really – pick your favorite and put the name of your favorite in an email back to us at Junekimm@aol.com and send.

READY?

Marv,JoJo,Cinnamon,Kozmo

Jessie-June and her sidekick Woody

Sawyer (Houdini) and his assistant Kizmet

Garfield

Bunty

Dalton and Benji

Timmy

Timber, Lightning, Misty

The Weimaraner Boys – Phenny and Neilson!

Reesie as Reese’s Pieces

Cooper

Penny (aka Marie Antoinette)

AGAIN – TO SUBMIT YOUR VOTE, SEND US AN EMAIL to Junekimm@aol.com…..PUT YOUR NAME, and THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE (JUST ONE!) IN YOUR EMAIL AND SEND TO US! 

GOOD LUCK CONTESTANTS – WE THINK YOU’RE ALL FABULOUS!!!!

Cheer Team?   Do your thing please…………..

Here we go it’s time to vote
Vote for the one that floats your boat (haha)
Only one winner there will be
Hope there’s not a tie between two or three
Fill out the form and hit SUBMIT
This year’s contest will be a big hit
Good luck on the Teaser too it’s a scream
We’re having lots of fun this Halloween!!

I think after all this work we deserve a good lunch and/or breakfast don’t you think?     Let’s go visit the cafeteria – we need a rest (and some food!).

ENJOY YOUR SPOOKTACULAR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH STUDENTS!

THE SCARY MENU FOR THE DAY:

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE TEASER WINNER AND THE COSTUME WINNER!   

Your Spooky Professors

SPARK On Monday

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Hello everyone!    Well you know what this Monday thing called SPARKS is all about right?    What?   You’re not sure?   Well here’s the story.   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.   Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.   Why?   Because sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.   Please feel free to post your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

So bear with me now…………..this week of course is Halloween week.     I thought instead of a thought-provoking quote as a SPARK, I’d lighten the load a little and give us a little smile………besides, smiles last as long as almost any other SPARK I can think of.     We need more smiles in this world.    Definitely.

If Maxine can’t make you smile a little then you might be needing more than a funny drawing – you might need a martini (just kidding).

Happy Halloween……SMILE!

Hugs, Pam

Sunday Selfie Hop

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It’s Almost Halloween!   Time for a Pre-Ween Selfie!

Yes – that’s right – this is the final Selfie before SELFIE SUNDAY HALLOWEEN version next Sunday.     I got Mom to take her camera out with her this morning and while I was on alert on the picnic table (I thought I saw a car out on the road!) she took a photo of me standing guard.     At least it’s a CURRENT photo and not another flashback!

OK Mom…….you’ll have to do better for SELFIE-O-WEEN next Sunday but this isn’t bad!     Now let’s make a puzzle for my friends and then I’ll let you (haha) take me outside for a little fresh air.

CLICK THIS MINI-ME OF MY PHOTO AND TAKE A WHACK AT THE PUZZLE!!

 

See you next week!   

Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and Teddy

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Greetings Bacon Fans!   It’s me – with another recipe for you!

Today I have to tell you all that I’m going to be using recipes from a FAB book that THE ROYAL MOM’s friend Miss Ellen gave her when Mom and Dad were in Maine on vacation last week.  They met up with Miss Ellen and her husband for a cruise about Kittery Trading Post AND lunch and they usually exchange “goodie bags”.    The wonderful book “BACON NATION” by Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama was in Mom’s goodie bag!!  Imagine how excited I was to see that when Mom and Dad got home.     So today’s recipe is from that book and Miss Ellen – MOM AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT SO MUCH……………………….BIG HELP.

This recipe has all the stuff my Mom and Dad love – curry, broccoli, bacon, raisins and of course – BACON.   OOPS – I guess I said that twice – well I do love the stuff!

 

Curried Broccoli Salad With Bacon

INGREDIENTS

4 slices bacon cut into 1/2″ wide pieces

Olive oil (if necessary)

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR white wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

salt and pepper

4 cups uncooked bite-size broccoli florets

1/4 cup minced red onion

2 tablespoons raisins

2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds (optional – we didn’t use them!)

DIRECTIONS

  1.  Cook the bacon in a skillet until browned and crisp.  Transfer bacon to paper towel to drain setting aside 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in a large bowl.   If you don’t have enough bacon fat – use some olive oil.
  2.  Add mayo, honey, vinegar and curry powder to the bacon fat in the bowl and whisk until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the broccoli and stir to coat the florets evenly with the dressing – add the onion, raisins, sunflower seeds and drained bacon and stir to combine.   Taste for seasoning adding salt/pepper if needed.

If you use frozen broccoli instead of fresh obviously you have to let the florets thaw first!    If you can let this salad sit for a couple of hours in the refrigerator before serving it will give it time to pick up all that yummy flavor in the dressing!

YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!

Thank you again Miss Ellen and Mr. David for gifting the bacon recipe book to Mom……………………..I’m sure we’ll find lots of great recipes to share with everyone who tunes in on Saturday to see what’s up in MY kitchen!!

Bacon – the perfect food (haha)   

Hugs, Teddy