Memorial Day Pre-Tease Monday

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It’s a holiday!  No school today BUT that doesn’t mean we aren’t “pre-teasing” !!

We are definitely getting ready for tomorrow’s Teaser as always but tempering it with a reminder that today is Memorial Day – a day to remember.

After we get our business out of the way, I have a little picnic set up for all of you for the holiday……no, today is NOT about food, but a little food never hurt anyone right?  

Yesterday on the blog, Teddy posed for a very patriotic selfie – you probably saw it but just in case, here it is again!

Nice job Teddy!  

Now shall we discuss the Teaser???    Tomorrow’s Teaser is a Guest Teaser (no groaning now – I know you think they are harder than other Teasers but NOT NECESSARILY!).    So, just be brave and remember it’s all in fun.   OKEE DOKEE?    I will tell you WHO the guest was on Wednesday when we do the Tell All and we WILL be in class that day as well as on Tuesday.

Remember that the Teaser post does not go “live” until WELL after the usual time our blog hits the airwaves which is at 3AM, Eastern Standard Time.   It can be AT ANY TIME on Tuesday morning – makes it that much tougher for you to be on top of things!   That much tougher for you to win FIRST COMMENTER badges because you don’t know WHEN we’ll pop up!   Sneaky huh?   BE BRAVE!  YOU CAN DO IT!

First Commenter on the blog post will get this:

Yep – you can proclaim that you are quick on the draw and commented FIRST (or maybe you will be one of the FIRST because sometimes we have more than one comment during the first sixty seconds the post goes live!!!!).

SO, I guess I’ll be seeing all of you here in class tomorrow??????    Suzie’s on vacation too so no cheer from her today BUT she will be back tomorrow cheering her brains out (which shouldn’t take too long….hahaha).    Meanwhile let’s have a nice Memorial Day Picnic – what do you say????   Enjoy and – remember what today is really all about…………REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED OR ARE SERVING OUR COUNTRY!

Our picnic area – pull up a chair and grab some food!

Burger? Hot Dog? BBQ?

Ribs, cole slaw, the works!

Watermelon tea

Gotta have baked beans right?

The devil made me do it…..just had to have deviled eggs!

A whole table FULL of desserts!!

Land of the Free
Home of the Brave
THANKS TO THE BRAVE!

Love To All, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Sunday Selfie

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Happy Sunday!

We are as always joining in the Kitties Blue blog hop celebrating SELFIES on Sunday!    The Cat On My Head does this every single Sunday so we can show our best “views” with the world and if you’d like to also join in, just click on their badge below and enter your blog address on the LINKY tool – simple as that.

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

Today Mom jazzed up my Selfie for the Memorial Weekend…………she couldn’t help herself………….She used a special Memorial Day filter Lunapic had THEN she added the frame with Pizap and VOILA – there I am – showing off my tummy for the holiday weekend.    Ready?

Since it’s Memorial Day weekend, we are remembering a lot of things including my Grandpa………(as well as anyone else who has ever served their country).    My Grandpa was a career Air Force man and my Mom is very proud of him.    His casket flag is in “our” studio so I see it all the time.    He’s at his own Rainbow Bridge in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mom With Her Dad In His Uniform

This is my Grandpa two years before he went to the Bridge, escorting my Mom down the aisle when she married my Dad!

 

God Bless All Who Serve Their Country in the past, present and future

Love, Teddy

Angel Sammy Salutes You Too!

Beauteous Bacon Day!

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Oh Boy!  Oh Joy!

It’s that day that Angel Sammy loved so much and I happily “inherited” from him – now that I’m THE KING I feel honored to carry on the tradition of bringing you some BACON fun every week!   This week I searched high and low to bring you some NEW bacon treats……….things that you probably haven’t thought of to make with that luscious stuff we call BACON – or maybe you have thought of them but only in your DREAMS – well I’m here to tell you some of them are REAL!

Take a gander at what I found for you THIS week:

Bacon and bleu cheese stuffed mushrooms

Candied bacon ice cream

Bacon cinnamon rolls

Bacon gorgonzola potato salad

Maple Bacon Truffles

Oysters with bacon and cheese

Bacon peanut brittle

Is your mouth watering yet?    Huh?   Well mine sure is…………….Kind of makes the bacon and eggs my Mom made for breakfast this morning look rather PLAIN but hey – there was BACON and that’s the important thing right?

SO – what do you say gang?  Let’s CELEBRATE bacon today!!

Go ahead – blow out the candles but don’t get melted wax on my bacon please!

We are makin’ bacon and yes you can haz!

Have a bacon-filled Saturday loyal subjects!

King Teddy

Before I go, I am sad to report the loss of another of our good friends, the beautiful Snowball at 15andmeowing.   She had not been well for a while but of course we all hoped that she would be with us for a long time to come……Angel Sammy was one of many who met her at the Bridge yesterday as she returned home from a vet visit……..if you click the badge we made for Snowball, you can visit 15andmeowing to leave a message if you like.  

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins!

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Fill-R-Up!

It’s time to fill in some blanks here thanks to the blog hop co-hosted by 15andMeowing AND McGuffy’s Reader!    Every Friday they each give us TWO sentences with blanks and we “fill-R-up”!  If you think you might like to join in, just visit McGuffy’s by clicking the badge up above and using the LINKY tool to join in the fun!!!

This week Angel Sammy and I thought we’d AGAIN let Mom fill these in……aren’t we GENEROUS?   I think so.   Mom’s fill-ins are in RED.

 

1. My idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel or B&B where I can’t get a glass of wine with dinner (tee hee – of course I’m being silly here).

2.I never get sick of talking about my cats (I’m sure you’ve noticed???!!).

3. My youth was a whole lot of fun for the most part although MAYBE time has smoothed off the rough edges of those memories??

4. My “golden years” are HERE and I’m loving them.

OK Mom – thanks for doing such a swell job.   As for your answer to #2 – we love you too!
Sam Loves His Friends!
Yes Mom – I do!
Me too Mom – I love you more than I love my mousie!

Happy Friday! 

Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s Double-Up Blog Day!

We celebrate Thankful Thursdays with Brian AND we also have Angel Sammy writing us a poem for the letter of the alphabet we’ve worked up to which this week is the letter “X” !!   First up is celebrating what we’re thankful for with Brian and you can do that too if you’d like to joint his hop – just click on the badge below to be transported to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to put your blog link in.   We can then all visit each other!   Yet another thing to be thankful for – Brian hosting this blog!

Click badge to visit Brian!

This has been a very thankful week…..we’ve complained a lot but “secretly” been thankful for all the rain we’ve been getting – no bad storms – just a lot of WET.   That’s making this a gloriously green and flower-full Spring and we’ve thankful for that.   Some Springs have been dry as a Fall leaf and the lawn and trees have suffered but not this year.   It’s my first year with a yard so I’m appreciating it.  Angel Sammy told me that grass is delicious and I took his word for it and tried it and YUM.    My Mom is thankful that when she was getting handfuls of mulch out of the wheelbarrow as she and Dad planted some foxgloves that the SNAKE she almost picked up with the mulch was SMALL and somewhat disoriented so it didn’t bite her.    It was just a juvenile black snake but for Mom – they’re all boa constrictors or giant pythons.   She screamed and refused to touch the wheelbarrow!   Poor Mom.

Now let’s move on to Angel Sammy’s favorite “during the week” post which is his own “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday”.     He is at the Bridge but he’s still writing poetry AND giving me poetry lessons in my sleep.   Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a whirl, but until then, shall we see what he came up with this week for “X”??

Greetings friends from the Rainbow Bridge!    Coming up with an X poem was tough…..but I did it……at least I think I did!    Also, just a word about “WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO AFTER WE GET TO Z????”.     I know there haven’t really been a whole lot of you who have participated in writing a poem on Thursdays the two times we’ve gone through the alphabet BUT those who have, have had a lot of fun with it.   Just like I have.   Just like Teddy has AND even Old Mom who used to write a whole lot of poetry in “the old days” (tee hee).    Anyway, I’m going to leave it up to you all what we do from here!    I polled you in October last year and at that time you wanted to do the alphabet AGAIN.   I’m doing the poll AGAIN just to be sure and leave you a space to present your own idea – and we’ll be ready to do SOMETHING when we get to Z in a couple of weeks OK?   OK.   Take a minute to do the poll – I’ll sure appreciate it!   My poem for today is right after the poll.

“X”

“X Marks the Spot”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/24/17

When I was still with you

I never had my doubts

You knew how to make me happy

I never had to ask and I never had to pout!

X marked the spot where my heart beat full of love

X-actly what it STILL does as I rest here up above.

X is where my tummy is, you loved to stroke my fur

X-actly the spot you’d pet and make me do a giant purr!

X is the empty place at home where I wish that I could be

X-actly the spot Teddy occupies now that my wings have set me free.

X will mark the place where I will be waiting for you one day

X-actly the way it should be though I had to go away.

I will shine down my love for all of you – look for me on my cloud……

Love is truly FELT, and not always said out loud.

Angel Sammy

Thank you dear brother……………!   My friends, please remember to answer the poll.    Never worry that your poetry “won’t be good enough” or that you “can’t write a poem” because inside all of us is a place – sometimes hidden – where we THINK poems all the time.   Let it fly free.    I’m learning that sometimes you can say something in a poem you wouldn’t otherwise say.   If you wrote a poem today on your blog, please put your blog link in my comments and we’ll visit you to read it!    OR, if you’d rather, you can write your poem in my comments and share it that way.

Until next week – where we’ll be thankful together AND write a poem too!!

Mommy helped me to a somersault JUST FOR YOU!

Love, Teddy

Love, Ze Poet Monsieur Angel Sammy!

Telling It All !

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We’re Telling!!

Actually this looks more like “showing and telling” instead of just telling!

Here we are on a Wednesday in our Geography Class getting ready to spread the word about this week’s Teaser.

First I want to thank our Guest Teaser!    She is Melissa Hughes and she is “Mom” to the fabulous Oliver and Calvin who frequently are the FIRST COMMENTERS and have of course also been FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS here.    Make sure and stop by their Facebook page (link above) to thank them for the fab Teaser photo!    This time around Melissa and her boys are getting THIS badge from us!

For Melissa Hughes and Oliver and Calvin for their Teaser photo of 5/23/17

Where are these photos from???    Why it’s the magnificent Boldt Castle and adjacent properties on Heart Island in Alexandria, New York in the 1000 Islands!    WOW that’s a mouthful!    I’m including a photo from the Castle’s website which is an aerial view of the whole property – DOUBLE WOW.

CLICK HERE for more info on Boldt Castle

So who was our FIRST COMMENTER yesterday morning?    Actually it was a tie – It was Miss Sue from KATSRUS as well as Miss Csilla from HERE.     Both of you get one of these:

Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER:

Miss Csilla!    This is for you:

BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT………………

We had a whole bunch of others who got it right – BRAVO TO ALL OF YOU – and if you guessed Boldt Castle, you get this:

Did you NOT guess correctly?   Well that’s OK – it happens – you still get a PRIZE for trying!   This:

See?  We’re an equal opportunity Teaser Facility here – everybody gets SOMETHING!

WHOOPTEEE DOOOO
I’M PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!

My goodness…………..Suzie taking time out from tango lessons (hahahahaha) to stop by and give you all some kudos………now that’s amazing.

We hope to see you NEXT week for another smashing Teaser……………..which reminds me – if you think YOU  have a goodie for our Teaser parade – email your .jpg formatted photo to junekimm(at)aol(dot)com and we will add it to our Teaser file!    We’ll let you know when we’ll be using it too so you can sit there at your computer and WATCH all the fun!

Class Dismissed for Recess!  

Professor Angel Sam and Assistant Prof Teddy

Tuesday Teaser!

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Good Morning Class!

Assistant Professor Teddy and I are happy to see you all bright-eyed and alert and ready to study the Teaser photo!

Well MOST of you are awake and alert anyway……………….

ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Sarge – I think everyone is totally AWAKE now!

Today’s Teaser is a Guest Teaser but even if it wasn’t – the first order of business is for YOU (yes YOU!) to comment on this post so you can be the FIRST COMMENTER today!    Hurry up – make a comment then come back HERE.

Now that you’ve done that, let’s get on with the show.    In order to win the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER badge (or even a RIGHT GUESSER BADGE) you will need to include in your guess the town/village/city AND the state (if USA) or country (if non-USA) in your guess.    Where was this photo taken????    Got it?      Shall we ask Suzie to do the honors with a little WAKE UP CHEER????

Today’s the big day
The Teaser comes your way!
You can show off your knowledge
Maybe qualify for college….
Tell us where the photo was snapped
Or you just might get your face slapped!
Not by me but Grizelda my Aunt
She’s pretty darn scary and her manners are SCANT.
So make a guess soon…
Don’t be a buffoon!
THREE CHEERS FOR GUESSERS
YOU’RE ALL SNAPPY DRESSERS!!!!

Thanks Suzie – if I knew what all that meant I’d happily translate it for class today!     Let’s quickly move on to the Teaser Photo…………….Mr. Silver Briefcase/Security Guard would you please bring the photo in for us?

I’ve got the photo here Professor Sam!

 

Well there you have it – today’s Teaser…………………now remember what I’ve always said – it’s more fun not to do a google image search and find out where this is and just use your eyes to study and figure it out if you can.    So take a peek and make a stab at guessing!!!!    Go ahead – give it a whirl!!!!!

Now for our treat today!   Bobby’s Mom made SAMMMICHES for all of us!!!!!

Chicken salad, tuna salad, shrimp salad!

Roast beef, ham, turkey!

Platter full of juicy BLTs!

I asked the school cafeteria to whip up a batch of milkshakes of all types for you to go with your lunch……………………so everyone enjoy lunch then come back after recess and STUDY!    Or even better, make a GUESS on today’s Teaser!  Tomorrow we’ll have the TEASER TELL ALL and let everyone know who won what badges!!!

Good Luck! 

Angel Prof Sammy and Assistant Ted

With Special Thanks to Bobby’s Mom…..

 

 

Pre-Tease Monday

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Happy Monday Class!

You know what today is right???

We must get you all prepared for tomorrow’s guessing and researching but when it comes to the Teaser, that’s kind of tough since you don’t know WHERE to research since it’s a surprise right?   Well, that’s why I always tell you to study EVERYTHING………..Yep – EVERYTHING.   Tough huh?   Add to that the fact that the Teaser tomorrow is a GUEST TEASER – that makes it doubly tough.    I will have more than one photo for you to examine though.  Maybe two.

HOW IT WORKS (for those of you who are new at this Teaser thing)

The photos will be posted here on our blog in our Geography classroom tomorrow at a time that WE choose – and it’s not the usual blog post time of 3AM EST – oh no – we mix it up every week and the post goes live at a different time – that’s because there’s a prize for the FIRST COMMENTER on the post!!!  Makes it more interesting if you don’t know when it will go live.

THEN the next challenge is that after you’ve seen the photos and you’re ready to make a guess, you must give the TOWN/CITY/VILLAGE as well as the STATE (if you think it’s in the USA) or COUNTRY (if you don’t think it’s in the USA) where the photo was taken.    You can’t just give one – you must give both town/state or country.   OK?

THEN, after you’ve guessed it’s always fun to see what everyone ELSE guesses…………but make sure you don’t give anything away – if you think someone else has it right – don’t say “So and So has it right” – it makes it more of a challenge for everyone else……….We are WICKED here on Teaser Tuesdays!!!!!   We want it to be tough and we want it to be fun and most of all we hope we give you some spots in the world that you might want to visit one day to see in person.

SO – those are the rules!

Any questions?????

YES Bobby?

“Professor Sammy, I was wondering if instead of cookies for class tomorrow, can I bring Sammmmmiches?    My Mom said she’d make them for everyone!”

Oh how nice of your Mom to do that – yes Bobby – we’d be honored to nosh on your Mom’s samm – – – er – I mean Sandwiches tomorrow.   Please thank her for us!

Now, I will show you all and our visitors in class today, what the prize badges look like for the Teaser tomorrow – ready?

The First Commenter on the blog gets this:

The person who is the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER gets this:

Everyone ELSE who guesses right but isn’t FIRST, gets this:

AND, last but not least, everyone who does NOT guess correctly STILL gets a prize badge – the world famous “GREENIE” !

Now I think we’ll bring our fabulous Teaser Cheerleader, Ms. Suzie “Shakeyourtailfeather”  Q out to give us a pre-tease cheer to boost morale and provide some inspiration for you all!

Bibbidy Bobbidy Bango
I’m in the mood to tango!
The Teaser will be a whopper
So don’t be a losing flopper
Study and stay up late
Tonight’s not the night to date!
Be here ready to take a peek
At our photo of the week!
Our guest has sent us a doozy
Don’t show up in class all boozy!
Be PERFECT just like ME
Studying hard will set you free!!!!!!

Gosh Suzie…..you got all dressed up and everything – I know you got everyone’s blood pumping and brains working so tomorrow will be a great Teaser Tuesday.

My Assistant Professor Teddy and I will be here in the morning at the SECRET TIME to greet everyone as you stagger into the classroom.     Remember Bobby’s Mom is providing lunch for everyone tomorrow!

I coulda made sandwiches if you’da just asked me to!

Uhhhh…..well…..yes, I’m sure you would have and no doubt they would have been interesting sandwiches indeed (probably with a wicked spell on them!) but one of these days we’ll let you provide the eatables OK Aunt Grizelda?   Your niece Suzie will let you know!   (eeeeeeeek!)

Angel Professor Sammy and Assistant Prof Teddy

And here’s a FUN P.S. !!    Cat Scouts Headquarters has a fabulous and fun gift for YOU or someone else for sale right now – It’s called “Hooligan In A Can” and contains everything you would need to have a rip-roaring good time (or be a hooligan for a day!).    Just CLICK HERE to see all the goodies inside the can and get yourself one (or two) today!!   It also helps support Cat Scouts which as you know, Angel Sammy and I are proudly part of!!!

 

Sunday Selfies Hopping

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Let’s Hop!

It’s Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head.    Maybe you’d like to join in the fun?  Just click on their badge and use their LINKY tool – put your blog link in and VOILA you can show yourself off in selfie form!

Click Badge to Visit Them!!

This week Mom decorated my selfie in fine form – she likes to get “artsy” with it.    I’m OK with that……………wanna see what she did with my selfie this week????????????????

There you have it!   Thanks to Lunapic with a “frame” from Pizap.    I am what I am – Mr. Ginger Boy!

Happy Sunday!!!!!  

Love, Teddy

 

Breakfast With Bacon!

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I Can Smell Bacon!   Can You?

Oh yes!   Nothing smells better………NOTHING!   Let’s eat!   You don’t want to DEFY the Kingly Decree do you?????

Make sure and show this to your humans – they need to realize that it’s IMPAWTANT the King’s wishes be followed!

Here are some suggestions you can give them of what to serve YOU today:

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!!!!!

And don’t we deserve a little bacon in our lives after entertaining them all week?   Loving them all week?   Letting them sleep with us, pet us, brush us, feed us, ALL WEEK?

Indeed………..bring on the bacon I say.

Show them this DEPRESSING and SAD graphic!    We must do better than AVERAGE!

Angel Sammy – the former King of Baconia – and I agree on this!

If all else fails – remember we have the power of “THE LOOK” on our side!   Don’t hesitate to resort to it if you need to!

As I leave you this Saturday, may I give you this FINAL THOUGHT:

Happy Baconday from your King!