Monthly Archives: May 2015

Teaser Tell All

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So – that was a pretty darn good Teaser – right?  Huh?  I thought it was anyway………….and before I give you all the SCOOP, here’s the photo one more time!

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Where was this?   Well, some of you guessed the right PLACE (Lisbon, Portugal) but only ONE of you guessed the SPOT and I’ll tell you who that was in a minute but first, let me tell you that our Guest Teaser today was my buddy and pal and fellow ginger, Flynn (and his Mom Miss Jackie) of Two Devon Cats!    It’s a fabulous photo of a rather exotic location – the Belem Tower in Lisbon.   I thought it was a totally fascinating structure and many of you did too.   Here’s a link to what Wikipedia has to say about the Tower!    HERE

THANK YOU MISS JACKIE AND FLYNN!   This is for you:

Thanks Jackie and Flynn!

Thanks Jackie and Flynn!

Now the very FIRST Commenter today were my friends Oliver and Calvin who have been “First Commenters” before………..YAY FOR YOU GUYS!   This is for you:

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I know some of you already realize who was my FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………the ever popular, irrepressible, irresistible EASY WEIMARANER!   (big round of applause)  Easy you get this:

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Some of the rest of you actually DID also guess correctly – or said the city, country but not the place and you all are STILL winners and get this:

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If you were “eating dust” and had no clue or guessed wrong……..well, my friends, you’re WINNERS to me and that means you get the BIG GREENIE!

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Wasn’t that fun?   What say we do it again NEXT Tuesday huh?   Is it a date?   OH GOODIE!   See you then.

Hugs, Sammy The Teaser Guy

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Tuesday Teaser

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TEASER TUESDAY!

TEASER TUESDAY!

YAY!   You know why you’re here right?   So let’s GET IT ON!

Here’s today’s photo and your mission (should you choose to accept it) will be to tell me WHERE this photo was taken – and I don’t mean what planet – I mean WHERE on the planet as in country/state/city/village!   Got it?   Alright…….

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Cool looking building isn’t it?   This is a GUEST TEASER……………..I’ll let you know where I got the photo AND all the scoop tomorrow on the Tell All!

Now, just for those who are new to the Teaser, here’s what’s up for grabs today.  The first person to leave a comment on this blog post (even if it’s just saying BOO) gets this:

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The FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on this mystery photo will get this:

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Everyone ELSE who guesses correctly as to where this photo was taken but is NOT first, will get this:

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And my buddies who don’t know where the photo was taken, or don’t even CARE where it was taken, or guess and are WRONG, still get this little GREEN item!

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SO – what can I say except GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Your Teaser Dude, Sammy

P.S.   Shopping Around the World with Bacon and Fozziemum is TOMORROW!  Wanna know what you’re shopping for:  CLICK HERE

 

Memorial Day !

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Hello Everybody……………….today is the day we remember all those who have fought for our country in the military or in any other capacity to make us the “land of the free”.    Before I bring on the Memorial Day Picnic goodies (of course I have food!), I want to take a minute to  remember my Grandpa………….my Mom’s Dad was a career Air Force officer and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.   My Mom has the flag that draped his casket and keeps it in her studio in a case so it stays beautiful forever.

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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!

My Mom wrote this poem in memory of her Dad several years after he passed away……………

IF I COULD HAVE KNOWN

Pamela June Kimmell

Time has softened the razored edge of loss

His final breath is no longer my first memory

I can see things now that I couldn’t see then

For I was young and always right

Now I appreciate the words of wisdom he spoke

For what they really were…..

A Father’s hope for his daughter’s happiness.

We hope all of you have a special day of memories and love – and however you choose to acknowledge or celebrate it,  remember the reason for the holiday!

NOW – on to my Memorial Day Picnic/Party!!!!

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Now if you want to continue with some fun – head over to my friends Raz from Friends Furever AND Gracie from Goodness Gracie – because THEY have even MORE Memorial Day fun in their blogs!!!!    Just click the posters for each blog and ENJOY YOUR DAY!

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Me, Allie, Gracie, Raz

Me, Allie, Gracie, Raz

See you all tomorrow for TUESDAY TEASER!!!!!!!

Hugs, Sammy

Sunday Selfie

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Happy Sunday!    Happy Memorial Day Weekend……………………..

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and Happy Sunday Selfie with The Cat On My Head’s Selfie Blog Hop!!!!     Visit them to see more selfies!

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Happy Ginger Sunday   

Hugs, Sammy

P.S.  Looking for some Indianapolis 500 Race Day Fun?   Check out TABBY CAT CLUB’s event!!!!!  CLICK HERE   Our Pals Easy and Dinnermintz are Special Guests at the Tabby Cat Club day at the races………………………Be sure and visit – don’t have to be a member of the TCC to stop by and comment!!!!!!

Gimme a “B” !

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That old school cheer………………”GIMME AN A” ……… “GIMME A B”…………..and on and on and on……….well you know what my “B” stands for on Saturday right?  Oh yah!

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So that’s all I’m thinking about this Saturday morning…………….and Mom didn’t let me down either………….she made blueberry pancakes WITH bacon and I of course got my bit-o-“B” !!

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Now I know you wanna know about the landscape thing right?   Well the guy DID show up on time and DID know his stuff.    However, instead of it being all good news and happy faces there was a lot of frowning and sadness when he pronounced most of our Leyland cypress trees – which we have tons of on both sides of the house as screening…….”probably” have blight and should be removed.   They’re over 40 ft. tall……………..we’re talking THOUSANDS OF BUCKAROOS to do something like that………….so we’re having a tree specialist come before we do anything drastic.  Dad’s having a FIT over this part…………..trust me on that.

The back yard is TOOOO shady to do a lot of planting beyond what’s already there – but if Dad would cut down his two favorite maple trees back there (EEEEEK) there would be a chance there could be some nice planting beds with shrubs, etc.   (Put that suggestion in the “ain’t gonna happen” file)

One of the two maples they want Dad to cut down....ARE YOU KIDDING?   We love this tree!!!!!!!

One of the two maples they want Dad to cut down….ARE YOU KIDDING? We love this tree!!!!!!!

So what’s left?   One good thing (at least maybe good) is that we do have some nice spots to have a patio put in………..maybe connecting it with the bottom of the stairs that go up to our deck……Mr. Landscape dude is working up a couple of drawings and estimates for THAT………..even that won’t be cheap because there will have to be a retaining wall so they can make a FLAT space for a patio out of our totally sloped downward backyard.

Sounding pretty bad right?  Right!   Dad’s having “wallet heartburn” and Mom’s got a smile plastered on her face trying to stay positive and keep Dad from having a fit.   Stay tuned……..this rocky ride to beautiful back yard at my house is liable to be ROCKIER before it smoothes out!   I’ll continue to keep you posted – you know me – I’m happy to SHARE.

Hugs and Happy Saturday!

Sammy