Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rainy Day

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Hi Peeps!   Yesterday was picture perfect – start to finish it was gorgeous.  YES it was cool – only got to the low 60s for a high – BUT not a cloud in the sky and only late in the afternoon did it become breezy.  My Dad got to go flying too which made him happy.

Warrenton viewed from a cockpit

Yep – this is my town – Warrenton, Virginia, from the air!

Dad putting the plane away in the hangar after flying

Dad putting his baby away after his flight………..

Mom and I were home all day yesterday and I must have asked her 87 bazillion times to take me outside for some fresh air.   It was great – and the grass is finally growing so I got some “fresh greens” while I was out there.

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Yep – my old friends are back again….one NICE thing about perennials!

Things are popping up – the dicentra are blooming and even the miniature Japanese Maple is just about ready to leaf out.   You might be able to see some of the Bradford pears in the background in bloom along the driveway.   NICE!

Anyway, I’m happy and even though today it’s going to be  raining – we need the rain………………gets the lawn fertilizer activated AND waters our gardens for FREE.    Nothing wrong with FREE right?

Enjoying the yard and the nice fresh air!

Ahhh…..it’s getting NICE out here!

Yeah I guess you could say I’m a happy guy…………………and lucky……………oh and SPOILED TOO – don’t forget that one!!!!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

Hugs, Sammy

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Shopping Around The World!

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Bacon and Fozziemum’s

Shopping Around the World!

This month’s recipe called for us to share one of our favorite snackables or appetizers and that should be EASY PEASY since who doesn’t have a pile of those kind of recipes???   We sure do.   I’m gonna tell you about one of Mom and Dad’s easiest and favorite-est (haha) snacks!

BBQ CHICKEN BITES!

Ingredients:

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

4 cups crushed BBQ potato chips

1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes

BBQ sauce for dipping

COST OF INGREDIENTS:

Chicken Breasts – $2.29/lb.

Lay’s Sweet Southern Heat BBQ Potato Chips (Mom’s favorite kind) – $3.29 for 7.75 oz. bag

The other ingredients we didn’t buy – we ALWAYS have eggs, milk and BBQ sauce available!!!

RECIPE:

In small bowl mix egg and milk with a whisk.   Crush chips in separate bowl.   Dip chicken cubes into egg mix then into chips.   Put on greased baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes (until chicken is no longer pink) in 400 degree oven!    EASY PEASY!!    Use the BBQ sauce as a dip and anyone who loves BBQ will LOVE THIS!!!   TRUST ME!!!

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YUMMY IN YOUR TUMMY!

Happy Eating!   Sammy

Pee Ess – just FYI, my Mom’s mystery book (link on my sidebar!) is on sale for $.99 in Kindle format for another five days!   Kindle Unlimited customers can get it for FREE!   The paperback version is also available but it’s not on sale right now………………wanna read a good mystery?   Give it a whirl!   

 

 

Teaser Tell All

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Hello?  Is This Teaser Central HQ?

Yes it is and it’s time for the Tell All…………..Ernestine, you can connect all callers to ME because I’m the guy in charge and I’m about to TELL ALL about yesterday’s Teaser!

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Well it was an interesting day with the Guest Teaser yesterday……………………….but before we talk about it, let’s do some business!     Concatulations to Florida Furkids and Kolytyi for TYING for FIRST COMMENTER!   WOOT!  You guys each get one of these babies!

I was first to comment on Sammy's blog on March 29, 2016!

I was first to comment on Sammy’s blog on March 29, 2016!

Now, let’s bring out the photo and I’ll tell you who sent it to me!    Mr. Silver Briefcase??  Front and Center !

Here it is Mr. Sam!

Here it is Mr. Sam!

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First of all, isn’t it a BEAUTIFUL shot?   My Guest Teaser was the ever fabulous SQWAAAAAAAKY bird, Kismet!

Kismet lives right in this area too – where?   Why it’s right in the city limits of the 6th most populous city in the U.S. – PHOENIX, ARIZONA!   As you know, Phoenix is near the Sonoran Desert.   My Mom and Dad have been to Phoenix and not far outside of the main part of town you see vistas like this and forget you’re near civilization!   Amazingly beautiful place.   THANKS KISMET!   This is for you:

Thanks Kismet!

Thanks Kismet!

We had a lot of people guess Arizona – lots of specific spots and even non-specific spots but nobody as of the writing of this blog said PHOENIX……………..therefore, nobody was “right enough” to be FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………….but so many of you guessed Arizona, I think you deserve SOMETHING for sure for guessing the right State.   After all, that could have been ANYWHERE and there were guesses all over the globe.    So, if you guessed Arizona – you get this little gem:

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If you didn’t guess Arizona, then you get the world famous GREENIE!

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Thanks Kismet – that was a pip of a Teaser!    Congratulations everyone – you did WELL………………..you get a passing grade in geography this week………………….!!!!!

Well done Teaser Students!

Well done Teaser Students!

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Hugs, Professor Sam

Teaseday Teaser

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WOOOO HOOO!!!!!   Welcome to the weekly pain of guessing where a photo was taken!!!  

I know you love it………..I love it too…………so let’s do it!

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OK Class – now pay attention – no paper airplanes, no passing of notes, no using your iPads or other “devices” – PAY ATTENTION!

Today we have a GUEST TEASER for you.   I think it’s a doozy.  Hope you do too.   Suzie Q would you like to kick things off???

Two bits Four bits Six bits A dollar If you're a Teasermaniac Stand up and holler! RAAAA!

Two bits
Four bits
Six bits
A dollar
If you’re a Teasermaniac
Stand up and holler!
RAAAA!

Suzie that actually makes sense!  Well done!  I was starting to think maybe you were having one or two or three too many niptinis before cheering for us on Teaseday but now I think things are fine and dandy.   

Mr. Silver Briefcase will bring the Teaseday photo in for you but let me remind you that (a) if you’re the FIRST PERSON TO COMMENT on this blog post today you get a badge!!

 

As for guessing where the photo was taken – remember I must know what TOWN/CITY and what STATE OR COUNTRY alright?  Alright!  

Here it is Mr. Sam!

Here it is Mr. Sam!

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WHERE IS THIS???  Hmmmm??????

Be FIRST to guess correctly and you will win this:

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Even if you’re not FIRST to be right, if you’re RIGHT you will win this:

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Not a clue?   No idea?  Guess wrong?  You will still get a GREENIE!

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AND, like I said earlier, if you were the very first to comment on this blog this morning you get this:

I was first to comment on Sammy's blog on March 29, 2016!

I was first to comment on Sammy’s blog on March 29, 2016!

Good Luck Everyone! 

Let the guessing begin!

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Are you an official Teasermaniac?  You can put this badge on your blog and declare it!

Hugs, Professor Sam

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Pre-Tease Monday

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It’s that time again!  (already?!)

Yep – tomorrow we unveil another photo for you to guess.   It’s a GUEST TEASER too………………..and you know that means it could be from anywhere on the planet (yes, it definitely is a photo taken somewhere on THIS planet!).

Hopefully you will be back to normal after an Easter (if you celebrate it) full of FOOD and family and fun…………some of us will have eaten so much stuff that we will waddle like a duck……or not be able to move at all due to “food coma”.    I was VERY good – Mom made a roast and Yorkshire pudding and I only got a TEENSY WEENSY piece of the roast because I don’t eat a lot of meat.   So I’m feeling fine today.  (**burp**)

I thought you MIGHT like to see some photos of me with my Easter Basket from this year but Mom’s camera battery died so one day this week I promise!   Mr. Bunny was good to me as always.   I think the Easter Bunny works kinda like Santa does…..if you’re good as gold all year long, Mr. Bunny will visit you and bring you goodies – just like Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice and acts accordingly.    Maybe I’m wrong – but that’s what I think anyway.    I also found out something yesterday that I’m not sure I’m happy about – my “EASTER BUNNY NAME” is “Smartie Carrot Cake”.     Scary huh?

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Anyway, back to the Teaser – I hope that I can count on you being here BRIGHT AND EARLY tomorrow morning to guess away???    Remember that if you are the FIRST to COMMENT on the blog you get a badge then of course the other badges will come along like FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, RIGHT GUESSER and the badge for the epic failures among you, THE GREENIE OF DOOM.

SO, enjoy your Monday – get lots of rest – you’ll need it for tomorrow!   Tee Hee

Love, Smartie Carrot Cake

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Sammy is a big fat bunny That wabbit suit makes him look so funny I hate carrots I'd rather have money Come see me tomorrow I'll call you "HONEY" !!!!

Sammy is a big fat bunny
That wabbit suit makes him look so funny
I hate carrots I’d rather have money
Come see me tomorrow I’ll call you “HONEY” !!!!

Gosh Suzie – who invited you here today anyway???!!!

 

 

Blog Hop? Bunny Hop!

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HAPPY EASTER !

We are joining up with The Cat On My Head’s Selfie Blog Hop which today I’m calling a Bunny HOP!   Just click on their badge to visit and see other bunnies critters showing off their Easter finery and wishing everyone what I’m wishing YOU – that you have a wonderful Easter Sunday!

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Click Below to see more Selfies or join the HOP!    May you have a joyous Easter celebration…….!

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Love, Sambunny !

Bacon!

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WAKE UP YOUR ROYAL BACON HIGHNESS – BREAKFAST IS SERVED!

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“I’m comin’ Mom!!!!!!”

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Oh YEAH!   My favorite kind of tingle!

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While you’re fixing my plate Mom, I have to tell you last night I dreamed I lived in Baconville, USA.   That’s right – the whole world was baconized and I had more bacon to eat than I could ever imagine.   THEN I WOKE UP.    Darn!   

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Load me up Mom – I’m ready!   

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CAREFUL NOW……we do have rules around here about bacon ya know!  

AHHHH……that looks like the right amount for ME Mom and Dad – aren’t you havin’ any???????

Love, The Baconator

Cleaning……and Waiting

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Yep – cleaning the house has priority on a Friday BUT I’m still waiting, waiting, waiting for my lab results on the blood work too.   Cleaning and waiting – sounds like a law firm……”Good Afternoon, Cleaning and Waiting, how may I direct your call?”……..HAHAHAHA

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Anyway, Mom and Dad have a couple of things to do this morning that will put cleaning on hold briefly – Dad is going in to sign the tax forms which are done AND Mom is dropping off the PC in the computer shop for the new CD/DVD drive installation!    This time I won’t be missing for DAYS – we have the new laptop so life will go on in the Kimmell household even though the PC is in the shop!

YAY!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was an amazing day – we really did have a touch of REAL LIFE SPRING.    I know it won’t last – it’s too early for it to last – but it was just plain GORGEOUS.   Seventy-four and sunny and Mom got the lawn tractor out for the first time and did a turn around the yard.  The lawn looks like “****” (if you get my drift), but there were some long tufts of “sort of” grass and a lot of leaves and now it’s at least cleaned up!   GO MOM!   She loves riding that thing – I was waiting for her when she came back inside all dust covered from the dry dirty back yard where she probably shouldn’t have driven but did.    So – Spring is arriving.  Our Bradford pears are blooming – that’s a sure sign there is HOPE!    As soon as there’s something pretty to show I will but right now – it’s still pretty BARREN out there.

Too early for azaleas but never too early for sidewalk cruising!

Too early for azaleas but never too early for sidewalk cruising!

I’m ready for the Easter bunny…………………..he never lets me down – just like Santa – always on time and always makes me smile……………………he recycles my basket – has used the same basket for 16 years now.   But there’s always something FUN in it on Easter morning – not a boring old egg!!

Don’t ask me where my 2014 basket is………Mom forgets to name photos LOGICALLY sometimes!

Anyway, I hope you’re ready for Easter if you celebrate it………………………..I’m just READY FOR BACON tomorrow!   I’ll also be BRAVE when the cleaning starts today – honest I will!

Hugs, Sammy

Pee Ess    The waiting is now over – the vet called before this post went live so I can report that I have to UP my dose of thyroid meds (whaaa) – two whole pills a day vs. 1-1/2 pills a day.   I’ll do my best…..after all, Mom gives me my pill in baby food which is pretty nommy so maybe it won’t be so bad….maybe.

 

 

 

Rest Up Thursday

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What a busy day yesterday was – well for my parents anyway.   I was left behind and I bet you can guess what I was up to while they were gone?

Yep – a little bit of this and that and the other……………..in other words – SNORING.

While I was snoring, Mom and Dad were at a doctor’s appointment for Mom, then they went computer shopping for a laptop – my Mom now has a laptop (hallelujah) and she’s very happy about it but in “learning mode” which means it will be FOREVER before she can use the thing.  But we have one now so never again will we be WITHOUT computers so I won’t disappear for two or three days leaving you wondering if I’m alive!

We are patiently waiting for Spring and yesterday was a bit of a break in the colder Spring type weather because we got up to 74 – HOWEVER today rain moves in and back down we go.   It will be nice when we STAY Spring!  Know what I mean?

Can we get a break Mother Nature???????

Can we get a break Mother Nature???????

Whatever you do – enjoy your Thursday.  I’ll be snoopervising Mom’s learning of the laptop.   I guess we’ll need to have wine available for when she gets frustrated and who can be upset for long when they have an adorable ginger cat hugging their legs and saying MEOW every few minutes right?   Right!

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I’m so danged cute!

Hugs, Sammy

 

Tell All Time!

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What Time Is It??

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YES!  It’s time to tell everyone the story of yesterday’s Teaser!

First of all – before we get down to business, let me say that this truly WAS a tough Teaser…..I knew it would be…….the person who sent it wasn’t so sure but I kinda thought “GONNA BE A TOUGHIE FOR SURE!”

Here’s the photo one more time:

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A church………a road…….some cars……a few homes.  No clues really to speak of!

Before the guesses started popping in, we had a TIE for “FIRST COMMENTER” – both Miss Sharon of Gentle Stitches, and my buddies Oliver and Calvin clocked in at the same time so they both will get this!

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Now, what’s the deal on the photo?   Well, this is a lovely church in a small village in Brittany, France called “Plumieux”.    Know who sent it in???  HUH?   It was Easy and his Mom that’s who!   That’s where they LIVE!   (not in the church but in the town of Plumieux)!    Easy sent this photo of himself about to leave peemail on the sign along with the church photo.

My Home Sweet Home!

My Home Sweet Home!

Easy, you and your Mom get this badge for sending me a PAWSOME Teaser Photo!   It was FABULOUS…………………………!

Thanks Easy and Mom Miss Katty!

Thanks Easy and Mom Miss Katty!

Now for the rest of the story – who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……………………..nobody guessed Plumieux – and I would have fainted if someone did guess the exact town BUT there was one guesser who said “looks like a small town in France” which was pretty darn close…………I can’t give you the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER because you didn’t give me the town and country BUT …….

YAY FOR SIDDHARTHA AND HIS MUM !!!

YAY FOR SIDDHARTHA AND HIS MUM !!!

That’s right – little Siddhartha Henry and his “Ladymum” from HERE almost guessed the whole thing………….

Everyone else – guess what YOU get…………..that’s right………………you get to light up your life with a GREENIE from me!!!

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Remember, Spring is here so GREEN is beautiful !!!!!

Wasn’t that a DOOZY of a TEASER?    I think so too.   Remember, if you want to sit back and watch the guesses coming in on a photo of your own, just email it to my Mom and me at junekimm(at)AOL(dot)com and you might get to enjoy watching people guessing all day one Tuesday soon!

Meanwhile – HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Thanks to all of you who hoped my vet visit would go well – it did – I won’t get my bloodwork (thyroid workup) results until Thursday but the rest of me is GOOD!   Doc says for my age I’m doing just fine…………..I’d lost a couple of ounces since last visit but that wasn’t concerning him.   THANK YOU MY FRIENDS FOR THE GOOD WISHES!

Love and Hugs!  

Sammy

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