Monthly Archives: October 2015

Happy Halloween!!

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Welcome To The Sam-O-Ween Party!

I hope you aren’t squeamish…….I tried to make sure this wonderful old house I rented for the party was all cleaned up nice and neat but it’s so BIG, some of the spaces might not be as NICELY DECORATED as you might like…………..but don’t let that stop you!  COME ON IN!

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They say this old house is haunted that we’re having the party in…….I don’t believe it……do you???

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You might want to stay close behind me……you know….just in case….

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Like I told you……the cleaning people didn’t do a very good job!

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They claim there was red paint spilled on the walls by the last tenant…but I’m not so sure!

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Whatever you do, don’t open doors unless you KNOW what’s on the other side!

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EEEK!

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If you’re hungry, there are plenty of yummy refreshments! 

Mummy anyone????

Mummy anyone????

A little BRAIN food perhaps?

A little BRAIN food perhaps?

YUM....FINGER sandwiches!

YUM….FINGER sandwiches!

Spidery DEVILED eggs?

Spidery DEVILED eggs?

Don’t forget to have a drink or two…..or three…..

BLOODtini anyone??

BLOODtini anyone??

Worm punch....yum!

Worm punch….yum!

Don't put your hands in the punch...oops....looks like somebody already did!

Don’t put your hands in the punch…oops….looks like somebody already did!

How about a little ENTERTAINMENT to go with the delicious (eeek) food?

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(Courtesy of my buddy Raz at FriendsFurever!)

While we’re all here together having some INTERESTING snacks, I bet you’re wondering WHO the TOP TWO “BEST COSTUME” winners were??   Before I tell you, here’s a little slideshow of everyone who entered!

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Thanks Everybody!!

The Two Best Costumes With the Most Votes ARE:

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ERNIE

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CONGRATULATIONS!

You both win a super surprise package from ME ME ME so please email my Mom your snail mail address and your goodies will be on your way!

WAIT……I see you’re edging your way to the front door……….Gosh I hope you’ve had fun here!!!!  Do you HAVE to go???

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As a token of my appreciation for you coming to my SAM-O-WEEN party, please take this badge – you can post it on your blog!

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SPOOKY HUGS!

I'll be WATCHING !!!!

I’ll be WATCHING !!!!

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Voting – Day Two!

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Sam Wearing His Halloween Scarf

Wearing my Sam-O-Ween scarf!!

Hello Voters!   Yesterday voting was fast and furious and I checked in all day to see how things were going.  It was tough to choose as I knew it would be…………so many fabulous costumes!!   Everyone outdid themselves I think, don’t you?

Let's hear it for all the entrants!!!!!

Let’s hear it for all the entrants!!!!!

Well today the fun continues with Day Two of voting.   A lot of you told me via email that you had such a tough time that you were going to WAIT to vote until Day Two because you wanted to visit and see the costumes again and again before choosing.  WOW – talk about taking the job of voting SERIOUSLY!!!!   Well, good for you because today you should be READY to cast your votes – you can pick all your favorites – voting isn’t limited to one or two – vote for your favorites.  Remember there will be TWO WINNERS – the top two receiving the most votes will win a surprise package from yours truly, Sammy Scissorpaws (hahaha).

Tomorrow at my Sam-O-Ween party (which lasts ALL DAY LONG) I’ll announce the two winners – AND we’ll have a lot of fun too!

Ready to vote?   Good!

So it’s a date?  Tomorrow you come by my place and have some “WEEN” fun and I’ll have some foodables for you to enjoy and I’ll also have a slideshow of all the entries AND tell you who the top TWO with the most votes were!   Meanwhile HAPPY FRIDAY!

Halloween Hugs,

Sammy Scissorpaws

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Let The Fun Begin!

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WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF VOTING !!

WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF VOTING !!

Hello ‘Ween fans!   Today is the day we’ve ALL been waiting for………………….Day One of two to vote for BEST COSTUME in my contest!   YES indeedy – and we have an amazing lineup of entries for you too!

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Now remember, you’re able to vote for as many “favorites” in the poll as you want to………..but that doesn’t mean you should go right down the list and vote for everyone – seriously – pick your favorites and give them your votes.  Otherwise when we try to get TWO winners (that’s right – the top TWO getting votes will be winners) everyone will have the SAME NUMBER of votes.

Remember you can click on the entries to “bigify” them so you can see them better…………….Also remember that the poll will be up tomorrow too!   Then at my PAWTY on Halloween, you can find out who those lucky ducky winners are AND have a pile of fun at my pawty too……………what a deal huh?

So, are you ready?   Have fun looking at the costumes – everybody did a FABULOUS job – my personal thanks to everyone who entered!  YOU ALL ROCK!

Remember to tell all your friends to vote for you!   They don’t have to post a comment or do anything but come here and do the poll………….Cool huh?   I thought you’d like that!!!!!

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!

I'll be WATCHING !!!!

I’ll be WATCHING !!!!

 

HAPPY NATIONAL CAT DAY!

(I have a post up at the Tabby Cat Club along with other tabbies celebrating the day!)

Teaser Tell All

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Now that was a FUN ONE wasn’t it?   Huh?   I had some great answers……….some CREATIVE answers…….some “not so sure about it” answers…………….but before we give you the scoop on whose answers worked, let’s peek at the photo one more time!

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BRING IN THE SILVER BRIEFCASE PLEASE………….

Here's the Teaser photo - so WHO won????

Here’s the Teaser photo – so WHO won????

Where was this photograph snapped?  Why in the beautiful town of Blois, France, in North Central France…..that’s where!   My Mom and Dad visited the castle the town was built around/near when they were on a bus tour many moons ago.

Who commented first yesterday?   Well, it was the SAME GUY who also was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……that’s right – Easy Weimaraner, King of France and King of Teasers!!

THREE BADGES FOR EASY!

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Yes indeed………I’d say Easy is getting almost TOO GOOD for Teaser Tuesday……HAHAHA…….he makes sure his Mom is awake before dawn on Tuesdays and chains her to the computer until the Teaser comes up THEN he makes her help him search his huge collection of travel brochures, maps, globes, and google links until he finds what he’s looking for.  In this case he didn’t have to look far as he LIVES in France and the Teaser photo was TAKEN in France.

However, Easy was NOT the only RIGHT GUESSER!   Those of you who also guessed Blois get this!

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And if you did NOT guess Blois, or had no idea where it was, you get this!

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THE FABULOUS GREENIE!!!!!!

Don’t be surprised if you see TWO blogs from me today because it’s Bacon’s SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD blog hop today and we also did a post for that………………..I keep my Mom busy too!!!!

Hugs, Mr. Teaser

Don’t forget – starting tomorrow until Thursday, you will get a chance to VOTE on my blog for BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME!   There will be a poll and the TWO friend receiving the MOST votes will both get a surprise package from ME ME ME !!!!!!!  My Sam-O-Ween party will be on Halloween and you will find out THEN who won !!!!

Shopping Around The World!

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I JUST LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!

I JUST LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!

Howdy shoppers (and eaters!).   Another fun blog hop from my Cousin Bacon of PIG LOVE………..where Bacon gets us all to share a recipe and the prices we paid for the ingredients and we can laugh or cry at what WE pay compared to everyone ELSE in the world!   Fun yes?

This month’s challenge was to provide details for an appetizer, meal, or dessert with at least FIVE ingredients………..Mom has this really yummy thing she does with APPLES this time of the year when apples are plentiful so that’s what I’ll tell you about today!

Caramel Apple Dip

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Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 teasp. vanilla extract

1 tblsp. granulated sugar

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Here’s what we paid!

Cream Cheese:  8 oz. Harris Teeter Brand $1.97

Dark Brown Sugar:  16 oz. Domino Brand $1.25

Vanilla Extract:  Harris Teeter Brand $3.77

Granulated Sugar:  `16 oz. Domino Brand $1.69

Apples:   Gala apples $.99/lb.

How to:

Stir first three ingredients to blend and spoon into a 10 ounce tiny casserole dish OR ramekin and level off the top with a spatula.  Cover and pop in the refrigerator for AT LEAST two hours.  Preheat broiler five inches from the heat…..sprinkle the granulated sugar on the top and put the ramekin/casserole IN a cake pan filled with ice (no I’m not kidding) and broil for three to five minutes until the sugar melts on top!   Let it sit five minutes (so you don’t burn your mouth to bits!) and serve it with apple wedges……………OH MY!  Mom and Dad say this is DELISH.

So that’s it for another SHOP AROUND THE WORLD from the town of Warrenton, Virginia!

SIGNING OFF…….Chef Sam

 

Teaser Tuesday

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Hello Teaser Fans!    Welcome to another exciting “RACK YOUR BRAIN” Tuesday!   You know the rules…………….Mr. Teaser Dude opens up his silver suitcase, hands me a photo and I publish it here then it’s up to YOU to figure out WHERE it was taken!   Got it?  Easy right?  Sure it is……YOU CAN DO IT.

So let’s get this party rollin’ !  Mr. Teaser Dude?   C’mon down!

Here's today's photo!

Here’s today’s photo!

Now, here’s the photo – take a peek and let me know if you recognize what CITY/TOWN/VILLAGE as well as what STATE/COUNTRY this photo was snapped in.   Ready?  Set? GO!

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Now if you are the first person to COMMENT on today’s post – even if you aren’t guessing…………you get something!  This:

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If you are the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER of today’s Teaser photo, you get this:

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If you guess RIGHT but aren’t FIRST, you get this:

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If you are nowhere near right, OR, had absolutely, positively NO CLUE where the photo was taken, you get the GREENIE!

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Tomorrow I’ll give you the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY about who wins something AND where the photo was taken – you know you’re just DYING to know right?

Well – what are you waiting for – GO FOR IT!

See You tomorrow!

See You tomorrow!

Hugs, Sammy the Tease

DEADLINE OCTOBER 28TH FOR MY COSTUME CONTEST ENTRIES FOR SAM-O-WEEN!

It’s Coming Soon!

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What is “coming soon”?  Well a couple of things – no – make that SEVERAL things.

First of all tomorrow is Tuesday Teaser…………I’m doing it even though I’m up to my eyeballs getting ready for my Sam-O-Ween party and the costume contest and Halloween party on both the Tabby Cat Club AND at Cat Scouts.   That should show you how much I love Tuesday Teaser too!   Last week was a pretty good one – it was guessed correctly but it stumped a lot of you so that made it fun right?   So I’ll be seeing you tomorrow for Teaser – remember if you’re first to comment on tomorrow’s blog you get a badge too so you don’t even have to GUESS where the photo was taken to get SOMETHING!

See You tomorrow!

See You tomorrow!

Then we have the FINAL day to enter my costume party – that’s the 28th – if I don’t have your costume by then you won’t be in the voting poll which will begin on the 29th here on my blog and end the evening of the 30th!!    That’s where my next piece of BIG NEWS is……………………because I’ve decided to have a surprise goodie bag/box for the TOP TWO costumes – not just the BEST COSTUME, but the BEST two costumes that get the most votes by YOU in the poll!    Cool?   We will have over 20 participants so I thought TWO prizes was better than ONE.    You get to vote for as many costumes as you like – vote for all your favorites – then I’ll tally them up and at my SAM-O-WEEN party on Saturday the 31st I’ll announce the TWO winners!

SAM-O-WEEN will be a SCREAM.....

SAM-O-WEEN will be a SCREAM…..

The Halloween party will be ALL DAY LONG so come when you can…………..have some fun……………..spooky snacks………….and a “parade of costumes” slideshow too as well as telling you who the two top voted costumes belong to!

Whew………I’m tired just reading what I’ve got ahead this week……………….Now I know not all of you celebrate Halloween but even if you don’t – you should stop by the party anyway.  You know you wanna see all the costumes and find out who wins right?

So, I’ll be seeing you all tomorrow at an UNKNOWN time and you can agonize over where the photo that’s posted was taken………………maybe this will be YOUR week to win First Commenter Badge or maybe even…………..FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!!!!!

SEE YOU TOMORROW!  

Sam the Tease Guy

Caturday!

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Woo Woo!!!!   It’s here………………….my day……………….bacon is on the menu of course and I’m happy about that.   Mom and Dad are making bacon/egg/cheese sammiches and I’m sure I can “wangle” a little bit of all three of those things for my plate!

YUMMERS!

YUMMERS!

Yesterday my parents took on the first LEAF SUCKING VENTURE of this Fall.  That’s right – hooked up the tractor to the leaf machine and around and around the yard Mom went – took less than an hour and only three “dumps” of the leaf bag thing to get it all done.   The leaf machine we have sucks up the leaves and grinds them up before depositing them in the big canvas square bag on the back of the tractor and it’s pretty big so holds a whole lot of ground up leaves.   Our neighbors on either side have leaf sucking attachments to their mowers BUT they don’t “pre-grind” the leaves into itty bitty pieces so they’re constantly having to empty their bags or containers.  NOT US!   So the yard looks tons better and there’s more grass available and accessible for ME to have a snack when I want one!   Here’s some photos Mom took AFTER she finished mowing………..

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I guess today is supposed to be another pretty day so I’m hoping for more sun and more outside time.   Mom’s been pretty swell to take me out every time I SCREAM at the front door.   What a Mom!!!

What else is going on in my world?   Not much…………..which is FINE with me……we older guys like our LEISURE time!!!!  Happy Weekend…………

Hugs, Sammy

P.S.  DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IN SAM-O-WEEN COSTUME CONTEST COMING – OCTOBER 28th LAST DAY!

Fab Friday

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Oh this weather just HAS TO GO ON…………we’ve decided at my house that this would be PERFECT stuff to have year-round…….there must be somewhere on the planet where that’s the case……today was sunny ALL DAY and the high temperature was 79.   Just right.  Sigh.   Not many more pretty leaves came tumbling down today though because no wind…..what we need (but I’m not asking for it trust me on that!) is a few more overnight freezes then WHAMMO – leaves will FLY out of the trees!

Fall sunsets………………gorgeous right?

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Leaves as the sun goes down…

Today will be another one of those days only slightly cooler………………….no complaints – I’ll take it!

Yesterday my parents deserted me for a while – went rug shopping.   I’ll have some new rugs to “break in” in a couple of weeks I guess.   Just about when I get them to smell right, have just enough cat hair on them, just the right about of “Sammy” on them, they go and get NEW rugs.   HA!  That won’t stop me…..I’ll have them SAMMIFIED in no time!

Today I have a BIG EVENT at Cat Scouts……we’re going to hop on the Cat Scouts jet and pop up to Mackinac Island in Michigan and stay at the Grand Hotel for one night.  We’re having a “Somewhere In Time” trip – back in time complete with Jane Seymour who made that movie (some of you may recall) which was a big hit.   Anyway, we’ll be in costume for the fancy dinner that night…………..period stuff from the 1900s…………what do you think?

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The Grand Hotel…..on an island…..what a place THIS is!

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Dashing right?

We sure have a blast at Cat Scouts……if you’re a cat (yes that’s a requirement!) and wanna have some fun with us – what are you waiting for?   CLICK HERE    I’d love to see you there!!!

The Sam-O-Ween costume contest is shaping up to be BIG………….I may need to award a FIRST PLACE and a SECOND PLACE……..both of the winners will receive prizes – whatcha think?????

You’ve got FIVE MORE DAYS to send in your costume (real or photoshopped either way) to me at junekimm(at)aol(dot)com.    Then voting will start.   Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!

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Have a grand day………I’m gonna!!

Love, Sammy

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