Sunday Selfie Hop

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HAPPY SUNDAY!    It’s HOP time – and we love to hop with The Cat on My Head kitties – if you’d like to do the same you can click on their badge above and link up with the rest of us “Hoppers” !!

Mom caught me day before yesterday watching out the upstairs window across from the landing as the crew were here taking down three dead trees in our front yard.  Oh boy.  Five guys running around and climbing way up in the trees and lots of noise and so much to watch.    I usually hide when there’s noise but this was just too much fun to run!    Anyway, she had her camera of course so got a couple of shots of me – one of which we are using for my Selfie today.

Here’s the original:

Not an exciting photo but Mom loves it when I have my legs like that AND she says I have a cute butt.    To each his own on that I say but if she likes it that’s fine with me!    Of course she had to put it in Lunapic and add some cool effects to it – here’s the result of THAT:

This is me after Mom applied Lunapic’s “SUNSHINE” Art Filter to my photo!   I love my furs and all the oranges and yellows!

We did a puzzle of this one for you if you’re interested!

Click the Mini-Me picture for the puzzle and GOOD LUCK!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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It’s Time To Cook with the King!!!

I’ve got another easy peasy crockpot recipe today and who wouldn’t like it – pork chops smothered in gravy and crumbled bacon???    The main event in this recipe is NOT bacon of course – it’s the chops and gravy but the bacon adds that little SOMETHING we bacon lovers love best.    Those of you who can’t eat bacon just leave it out – the pork chops are dy-no-mite on their own!

 

Home Style Pork Chops In Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 slices bacon crumbled
  • 1.5 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 7 boneless pork chops
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 10.5 oz can chicken broth

Instructions

  • Spray your crock pot with cooking spray
  • Mix together your flour, mustard, salt and garlic powder in a bowl
  • Lightly coat your pork chops in flour mixture (set the remaining mixture aside for later)
  • Pour your oil in a skillet and brown your pork chops over medium-high heat
  • Mix your broth with the remaining flour mixture and pour in your crock pot
  • Place your browned pork chops in your crock pot and sprinkle with crumbled bacon
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours

Yep – it sure as heck is.    The Royal Mom made this and made mashed potatoes – there was plenty of gravy in the crockpot to put on the ‘taters and she said she and Dad REALLY enjoyed it……I bet you will too!!    Would The King of Bacon give you a wrong steer on a recipe?   NOPE!

Happy Eating!   Your King…………

Friendly Fill-Ins

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YAY!  It’s Friday!    You know what that means……………time to fill in the blanks that we see in FOUR sentences every Friday.   Two sentences from each of our TWO hosts!    Wanna play along?   Click the badge above and link up – you’ll see the sentences with the blanks so just copy and paste them into your blog and fill-in.

I decided to let my Mom be the STAR of today’s Fill-Ins instead of us sharing the duty.    Nice of me huh?    Take it away Mom (her words are in RED).


1. I wish I knew how to play the piano – I used to play MANY  years ago.
2. If offered a free trip to space, I would respectfully decline….not that I’m afraid to go, it’s just that going up there and coming back wouldn’t be as much fun as going up there and staying at a hotel on the moon – I’m holding out for that.
3. Planning for a vacation in October is the most exciting thing in my life right now.
4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of why it’s not always a great idea to get married VERY YOUNG.  

Thanks Mom – I’m feeling particularly lazy today so I thought if I let YOU do the fill-ins I could have more nap time.    Next week I promise I’ll help!

Here’s to naps………!   Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s Thursday again – time to be THANKFUL and then poetic.    But Thankfuls are always first – – – and if you want to tell everyone what you’re thankful for this week just click the badge above, link up with Brian’s blog and we’ll read what you have to say.

I’m super thankful that we’ve had some decent weather – “playing in the yard” weather.   Mom, Dad and I played with a ping pong ball (one of my favorite toys) yesterday in the grass out front.   They’d throw it and I’d chase it and bat it around for a while before asking for more.    I bat them around inside too but outside I can whack them harder and sometimes they go pretty far – in the house they don’t.     I’m also thankful that my Dad goes for his second vaccine shot tomorrow.   I will feel better when both of my parents are protected and after tomorrow they will be.

I’m pretty happy that Angel Sammy sent me his poetry information last night – it’s ready to share with you all……………see below!

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Thursday is our day for poetry!

Did you write one for the photo I gave you last week?  Good – tell us about it in comments and give us a link to it so we can read it.    SO MUCH FUN seeing what you’ve written.   I love having a theme in the form of a photo that all of us use each week for inspiration, don’t you?

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – let’s see what you did with it and I’ll share my poem below.    Some of you had no idea what this lady was doing in the aisle – well this is the “Usherette” who served snacks in movie theaters from the 1920’s into the 1950’s in many movie theaters.   Not just snacks – sometimes cigarettes or ice cream, etc.   It was considered a rather glamorous job to have.    

“Snacks Anyone?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©April 14, 2021

 

There’s no need to leave your theatre seat

She’s walking the aisles with her tray full of sweets!

She’s got nuts, candy bars, gum and the like

She will bring it to you and save you the hike!

She can tell all her friends that she “works in the theater”

They’ll think she’s a star – everyone wants to meet her

At the end of the night though she kicks off her shoes

And her poor tired feet will be singing the blues.

 

Apparently there was some amount of prestige being an Usherette back in the day.    And notice that everyone in the theater is dressed up.   These days you sure won’t see that!   It’s flip flops and shorts propped up on the seats in front of you……it’s dumping boxes of popcorn on the floor when you’re finished……it’s sticky spills from soft drinks on floors and seats.    Oh well…………… I thought this would be a fun one for poetry and I can’t wait to read yours.

Here’s what I found for us to use for next week………………..

Mom and Dad see tons of places like this when they go for drives out in the country.    I thought it might make for some fun poetry.     Let’s see how that goes shall we?    Hope to see you again next week right here where we’ll SHARE SOME POEMS!

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

Love and Peace, Angel Sammy

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I like that poem you wrote for today Angel Sammy !   Our Mom isn’t QUITE old enough to remember these Usherettes but it would be kinda nice to have someone deliver snacks to you so you won’t miss anything going on with the movie.    Thanks for visiting us every week – it’s a real treat for me…..I’m your brother but we never met in purrrson – but I still miss you and so do Mom and Dad.

Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All

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YES INDEED IT IS TELL ALL CLASS TIME!   LET’S GO FOR IT!

Yesterday was a lot of fun in the Teaser Department.     Teaser classes really do teach us a lot about the world don’t they.    You all have to do some research and look for something close to the spot where our photo subject was taken – and hopefully choose the EXACT place where it was taken.    Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t but it’s always FUN getting to the point where you know for sure you’re right and making your guess.     How do I know this?   Because several of you students have written to tell the Professors that you enjoy that part – figuring out the photo and ALSO having fun just being here (and having lunch in the cafeteria).

WE THANK YOU!

Now let’s get going with Tell All.     First of all WHO were our FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday.    We had TWO……………wanna know who?

DRUMROLL PLEASE!!

SHARON and INGRID

Concatulations you two!   However only ONE of you is getting the regular badge – the other is getting a DOUBLE BADGE (again)…….this one is for you Miss Sharon and the double is Ingrid’s!

I was one of TWO First Commenters on the Teaser post of April 13, 2021 – the other FIRST COMMENTER was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!

SO – Ingrid strikes again!  Last week she got a double badge

and she’s repeating that this week……

how long can she keep this up???

THIS ONE IS FOR YOU INGRID:

I was a DOUBLE FIRSTIE on the Teaser Post of April 13, 2021….ONE OF TWO FIRST COMMENTERS and FIRST RIGHT GUESSER! WOW!

The Teaser Photo is of Opa Locka, Florida’s City Hall !!!!!

NOT FAIR!   I want Leo DeCaprio to

give me a glass of champagne too!

 

Did you also guess right?   SEVERAL OF YOU DID……….if one of them was YOU, you get this badge:

I guessed the Teaser of April 13 correctly BUT I was not FIRST!!

Did you guess but were WRONG?    This badge is for you if you did!

PHOOOEY – I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of April 13, 2021.

CONGRATULATIONS !!

WOW – that’s quite a crowd cheering….

Cheer Team – give it your best shot!

The weather’s fab so we rode our Harleys
We hope the traffic home is light and not so gnarly
Congrats to Sharon and Ingrid they commented FIRST
Not many early birds were there
I guess the rest of you were cursed!
Believe it or not Ingrid came back for MORE
Lots of wrong guesses were made but she knew the score
She was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER last week and got a double badge
She’s so consistently right she even surprised MADGE!
But don’t be discouraged there’s always next week
Maybe she’ll be on vacation so the rest of you can speak (hahahaha).
Seriously though congrats to you all
One thing for sure Teaser Class is a BALL!!

“Hey – can I ride with you chicks??”

Yes it is and we Professors are proud of all of you………………..you all do great research and follow clues and know how to look for details in a photo that lead you to figuring it out.   GO CLASS GO!     Now it’s GO CLASS GO to the cafeteria…………lunch is on!

Class!  It’s a beautiful day so I decided to get a couple of the food wagons I used to bring to your classroom

for lunch every day, and set up outside –

we also have the ice cream cart as well!   

Remember the good old days?

HAVE A SEAT AT A TABLE AND ENJOY YOUR LUNCH! 

 

Have a good week students!  See you next Tuesday!