Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Welcome Poetry Fans….

It’s Letter “C” Today!

Today we celebrate “C”……………well there are a lot of “C” things I could write a poem about but this is the FIRST thing that popped into my head so I hope you don’t mind if I talk about “CATTITUDE”!!

Cattitude

It’s all in the attitude

Struttin’ your stuff like a real cool dude

Swagger and pride in my stride

Mini-tiger and reality can collide

Keep it real, keep it right

Show your ‘tude and avoid a fight

If you let it show the others know

“This guy is tough, it’s not for show”

My attitude stays “young” though I am not

My strut is slow but a strut I’ve got!

Cattitude just comes naturally…..

THINK you’re strong, and strong you’ll be!

Voila!  I popped out a poem today – now it’s your turn…………….you can do a “C” poem in comments if you like……………about Cattitude or Cartoons or Cardboard or Crabs or any “C” that comes to mind!

Hope you have a poetic Thursday……………….roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a poet and so are you!

This guy has "dogitude" !

This guy has “dogitude” !

Love, Sammy the Poet

Teaser Tell All & Shopping!

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Hello Class!   Welcome Back!

HELLO CLASS!!!!

HELLO CLASS!!!!

What a great Teaser huh?   We sure did get a lot of SUPER DUPER guesses but of course only ONE of those could be RIGHT and we’ll tell you WHO that is in just a bit……..first though I must say that dear SuzieQ has been called back to Rehab – Even Grizelda had to admit that they hadn’t done a good job with Suzie’s “ATTITUDE”……….I told them that she had a long way to go and if they thought they could give her the 24-hour rehab experience they were sadly mistaken.    She’s now in a strait-jacket different program at the facility – and no it doesn’t involve electro-shock threrapy although that MIGHT have been wise but instead she will be shown the error of her ways and they will TEST her before dumping her back here she’ll be allowed to come back to us here.

I am confident Suzie will do just fine!   Aren’t you?    We all love Suzie – she’s a bit unpredictable but she’s fun……..in a warped sort of way!

So lets get to the reason we’re gathered here today in class – let’s see who won what AND most of all – where was that photo taken and who was our GUEST TEASER??????

Here’s the photo again to refresh your memory!

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Pretty spot right?   Well this beautiful photo was sent in to us by Miss Rachel of Three Chatty Cats!   If you don’t know this blog you should – it’s wonderful and Rachel had TWO nominations for Blogpaws Nose to Nose awards this year – for a new blog – that’s a big WOW.    Where did she take this photo???    CATALINA ISLAND in beautiful CALIFORNIA!!!!!    This is for you Miss Rachel!   Thanks for the great photo:

Thank you Three Chatty Cats for the Teaser Photo of 6/28/16!

Thank you Three Chatty Cats for the Teaser Photo of 6/28/16!

Know what?   Several of you figured it out but only ONE of you figured it out FIRST……………

Before I tell you who – let’s talk about FIRST COMMENTER………….BIG WOW again – we had FOUR of you whose “comment” was logged in on WordPress at the same minute of the same hour – that’s right – four came in at 9:05AM……………Easy of Easy Weimaraner, Raz of Friends Furever, Kitties Blue of The Cat On My Head, and Madi of Madi and Mom Down Home in NC !!!   FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS – you guys ALL get one of these badges to brag about:

I was First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 6/28/16 with THREE other bloggers!

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on Sammy’s Teaser of 6/28/16!

Concatulations all four of you!!!!

Now, who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER???????????????????????   Well yesterday’s FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was quick as a bunny rabbit with a guess – in fact he IS a bunny rabbit – he’s our favorite FAST bunny SPEEDY at Speedy Cheeky House Bunny YAY………..concatulations – here’s your award for being so speedy:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam's Teaser on 6/28/16

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam’s Teaser on 6/28/16

But there were a BUNCH of you who guessed Catalina AND because you did, you will get the RIGHT GUESSER award……..so please take one if you were right!

I wasn't FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 6/28/16

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 6/28/16

Don’t feel bad or sad if you didn’t guess right – because even if you don’t know the answer you’re still the winner of a GREENIE which as you all know by now is a VERY popular award!

I didn't get the Teaser right on 6/28/16 BUT I tried!

I didn’t get the Teaser right on 6/28/16 BUT I tried!

SO – concatulations everybody!   You all did VERY VERY WELL…………………..next week who knows where we’ll be with our photo of the week………….could be anywhere!   If you have a photo you think would trick everyone and be a real TOUGHIE – send it to my Mom at junekimm(at)aol(dot)com.

Let’s hope we see Suzie next week – but something tells me “intensive rehab” might last longer than one week………….know what I mean??????????????????????

Well Done Class!!

See You Next Tuesday Class!!!!!

See You Next Tuesday Class!!!!!

 

NOW FOR PART TWO OF TODAY’S BLOG!!!!!

SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD!

I JUST LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!

I JUST LOVE TO SHOP!!!!!

Bacon and Fozziemum’s monthly round up of recipes and food prices from all corners of the globe…………………and this month we are to post ANY RECIPE for ANYTHING that we want to!    That’s right – WHATEVA!

How about an EASY PEASY dessert?    Mom makes this from time to time – after all, she’s a chocoholic and who doesn’t love an éclair if they’re a chocoholic right?

Easy Peasy No Bake Chocolate Éclair Cake

Eclair Dessert_In Dish

Filling:

2 (3.5 oz.) boxes vanilla instant pudding   (Jello Instant Pudding $1.19 per package)
3 c. milk  (2% Milk 128 fl. oz. for $2.75)
1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip (Lite Cool Whip 8oz. $1.99)
Graham crackers (Harris Teeter Honey Grahams, 14 oz. $2.99)
Topping:
1/3 c. cocoa (Toll House Cocoa Powder, 8 oz. $3.59)
1 c. sugar  (Harris Teeter Granulated Sugar, 2 lb. $1.89)
1/4 c. milk (same as above!)
1 stick butter (or margarine) (Harris Teeter 16 oz. butter, $3.59)
1 tsp. vanilla (McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 1 oz. $4.79)
For the filling: Mix pudding and milk; beat. Stir in Cool Whip. Place a layer of graham crackers in the bottom of a 9×13″ dish. Spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Repeat with another layer of graham crackers and pudding; then top with a final layer of graham crackers.
For the topping: Bring cocoa, milk, and sugar to a boil; boil about 1 minute, stirring very frequently. Remove from heat and cool one minute. Add butter and vanilla; stir until butter is melted. Pour over the top layer of graham crackers. Refrigerate over night.
See what I mean?   EASY PEASY!!!!!!
Thanks Bacon and Fozziemum for sponsoring this Shopping Adventure every month!!!!!

Tuesday Teaser

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Class Is Now In Session!

Welcome to Geography class students……I know you look forward each and every week to the excitement of Tuesday classes when you can exercise your knowledge of the globe and figure out WHERE the photo we will give you to examine was taken!    Challenging right?   A brain exerciser right?   Well then let’s get started Okee Dokee????

Today’s photo teaser is a GUEST TEASER…….that’s right – someone has sent this photo in for us to take a peek at and see if we recognize anything enough to make an intelligent (or even semi-intelligent) guess as to WHERE it was snapped.

Before we get started, let me remind you that all guesses must be TOTALLY RIGHT to be counted for “First Right Guesser”…..in other words, I have to know just where the photo was taken – what city/town/location/state/country – Can’t say “On a Mountain” or “In A Tree” or “On Top Of Old Smokey”………..OK?    I gotta know how much YOU know about this photo.

If you are the FIRST to just plain COMMENT on this blog this morning – you will win this!

I was First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 6/28/16

I was First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 6/28/16

So comment then come back here and see if you know what the scoop on today’s photo might be!!!!

Now, most of you know that our Teaser Cheerleader, SuzieQ, has had some – well – let’s be honest about it – PROBLEMS with her cheers for a while now.   She can’t seem to manage a cheer without an insult about ME or YOU or any number of things – she just had to get a jab or two into her cheer or she wasn’t happy.   So, at great expense we sent SuzieQ off to “Cheerleader Rehab” where we hoped that this little “cheerleader gone bad” could learn the error of her ways and come back to us with a cheery attitude and LOVE in her little heart for the universe, thereby rendering nasty cheer impossible for her to construct.   This is the first time we’ll have a chance to hear the results of the rehab…………….I thought you might like to see some of the other staff at the Rehab center – and here they are…..starting with the Counselor who worked directly with SuzieQ every single day:

 

Counselor Grizelda

Counselor Grizelda

Then there were her Assistant Counselors:

Counselor Sweetiepie

Counselor Sweetiepie

Counselor Cutiepie

Counselor Cutiepie

The Rehab facility just OOOOOOZES “sweet” so we know it HAD to have an effect on Suzie.    So without further ado……….let’s bring SuzieQ in for her first “post-rehab” cheer!!!

Two bits, four bits Six bits, a dollar If you guys ever send me to that horrid place again I'll haunt you for the rest of my days and let all the air out of your tires and poison the water in the drinking fountain and blackmail you all with photos I took in the school shower of you and tell your Mommies about all the swear words you use in class......and.....

Two bits, four bits
Six bits, a dollar
If you guys ever send me to that horrid place again I’ll haunt you for the rest of my days and let all the air out of your tires and poison the water in the drinking fountain and blackmail you all with photos I took in the school shower of you and tell your Mommies about all the swear words you use in class……and…..

WHOA!!!!  YIKES!!!!

Suzie, you’re WORSE than ever!   You may be excused from class and I’ll give Counselor Grizelda a piece of my mind phone call after class regarding her SO-CALLED rehab counseling!

Let’s quickly move on to Mr. Silver Briefcase who will show you today’s photo while I – er – um – pull myself together!

Here's today's CHALLENGE!

Here’s today’s CHALLENGE!

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Get those guesses in…………..you know you wanna win a badge!   Here’s what’s for grabs!

FIRST RIGHT GUESSER

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam's Teaser on 6/28/16

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on Sam’s Teaser on 6/28/16

RIGHT GUESSER (but not first)

I wasn't FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 6/28/16

I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT on the Teaser of 6/28/16

WRONG – NO CLUE !!!!!

I didn't get the Teaser right on 6/28/16 BUT I tried!

I didn’t get the Teaser right on 6/28/16 BUT I tried!

So get to work…………….search your maps, brochures, old travel photos, WHATEVER and see if you can guess where this photo was taken………………….GOOD LUCK CLASS (speaking of luck, Suzie will need all the luck she can get to be in our classroom next week!!!!!!).

See you tomorrow for the handing out of badges – GOOD LUCK!

I'll be at my desk here in the front of the class tomorrow - I hope to see you there!!

I’ll be at my desk here in the front of the class tomorrow – I hope to see you there!!

Professor Sammy

 

Pre-Tease Monday

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What?  Is it time again?

TEASER-PRETEASEMONDAY

YES IT IS!

Tomorrow we will gather our Geography class together and we will have our weekly challenge where I, Professor Sam, will post a photo (or photos) from some exotic (or maybe not so exotic) locale on Planet Earth and YOU will agonize and grumble and google and examine it to tell me WHERE it was taken!   Fun right?  RIGHT?  Well, for some of you it’s fun and for some it’s a chore and for others, you sit on the sidelines and watch the hullabaloo every week while the hard core guessers guess!

SO – you wouldn’t want to miss it right?   Thing is, you don’t know WHEN it will get posted – my blogs on Tuesday pop up at random times – so you never know where you’ll be or what you’ll be doing when DING DONG, Mr. Teaser is calling!

It will be a GUEST TEASER tomorrow – that I can tell you…………….so be purrrrrpared class!   Also be purrrpared for SuzieQ because she’s been in “Cheerleaders Gone Bad Rehab” and we’re hoping that they’ve managed to take the MEAN out of her cheers.    Personally I’m skeptical but hopeful.

Remember there are badges to win – but the FIRST badge you can win tomorrow will be the “FIRST COMMENTER”……………..whoever comments first on the post tomorrow wins this:

I was First Commenter on Sammy's Teaser of 6/28/16

I was First Commenter on Sammy’s Teaser of 6/28/16

 

All the other badges you can win are for FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, RIGHT GUESSER, and UHOH I HAD NO IDEA………….so there are prizes to win!!!!!  You know you want one – so tune in tomorrow for some fun!

Meanwhile – HAPPY MONDAY!

I'll be at my desk here in the front of the class tomorrow - I hope to see you there!!

I’ll be at my desk here in the front of the class tomorrow – I hope to see you there!!

 

I'll be looking for ya!

I’ll be looking for ya!

Sunday Selfie Hopping

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It’s time again for the Sunday Selfie Hop with The Cat On My Head.    I know the Kitties Blue’s peeps are at Blogpaws but the Hop must go on right?    We’re HERE and ready to post my Selfie – if you want to pawticipate OR just wanna see all the wonderful selfies, just click their badge below my selfie and you’ll be magically transported there!!!!

This is me with my "mini-me" doing a double selfie!

This is me with my “mini-me” doing a double selfie!

 

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See you next Sunday for more “up close and personal” kind of selfie shots!

Love and Happy Sunday, Sammy

P.S.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY AUNTIE CAROL TODAY!!!!

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