Friendly Fill-Ins

Friday is here!    Today we all fill in sentences in this FUN hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the badge above and fill in 15andMeowing’s “LINKY FORM” – and you’re in!!

I think today Mom and I will take turns filling in.   I’ll answer the “cat-friendly” ones and she can handle the “better leave it to the human” ones!    We’ll be a partnership!

Here are the four sentences we got from our co-hosts for this week.    My fill-ins are BLUE and Mom’s are RED:

1. I really need to lose 20 lbs. but the chances of that happening during the holidays are SLIMMER than I will ever be!.
2. My favorite Christmas ( or Hanukkah) decoration is one that I can see my reflection in – Mom puts those on the bottom of the tree and I don’t touch them but I like looking IN them and seeing ME!!

3. It’s beginning to look a lot like we might not have a white Christmas this year but that’s OK – I’m not too crazy about cold toes in the snow anyway!
4. This time of year, I eat my fair share of sweet stuff like desserts – which may have some effect on my fill-in for #1 !!!!

 

There you have it – another successful Friday Fill-In session with me and my Mom.    You know it sure won’t be long before Christmas is here.    Can you believe it?   I’ve been so very good that I can’t imagine that my stocking won’t be filled to the tippity top after Santa visits us.   I’m going to try to sleep under the tree on Christmas Eve so I can SEE him this year.   Last year I’m afraid I slept through the whole thing.   YES I’m a sound sleeper!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Hugs, Teddy

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Hello Friends!    Today is our double day – starting with being THANKFUL then moving into POETRY.    Of course this time of year most of us tend to focus on the many things we are thankful for (or SHOULD be thankful for!)………….I’m thankful that we didn’t get as much snow as originally predicted for our area – the BIG SNOW remained South but that meant that a lot of people who don’t normally see a lot of white stuff, DID.    NC and Southern Virginia were hammered as you know!    The photos we saw were amazing.   We had just under two inches and it’s pretty well gone now.   Thankful?  OH YES WE ARE!

I’m also very thankful that that wifi connection Angel Sammy has never lets us down.  I got his poem last night along with his message……….I’ll share it with you!

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GREETINGS FROM THE BRIDGE!!

Hi everybody.  It’s that time of the week again – time for us to stretch our wings (which Angels do literally!), and share some poetry.    Each Thursday I give you a photo to use as inspiration for the following week.   You all are FANTASTIC because those of you who have been participating are doing a wonderful job of being creative.   I hope more and more of you decide to give writing a poem a try and sharing your work with us via our comments with a link to where we can read YOUR poem!     After I share last week’s photo (below) and my poem inspired by that photo, I will give you a NEW photo for you to think about and study and ultimately write a poem about (I hope).

Ready?   Set?   GO!

“Twas The Night Before Christmas…..”

Poem By Angel Sammy Kimmell     December 12, 2018

The malls are alive with the sound of crowds

Everyone laughing and talking real loud

Lines are long and patience is short

Especially this is true in the Mall food court!

Stores are restocking to keep up with the buyers

Little kids forced to come shopping turn into cryers!

Gift wrappers have lines and learn to be FAST

Those bows and all that tape just better last!

Wall to wall people as far as you can see

Sales people anxious for closing time so they can be FREE

In spite of the craziness and the panic and such

Nobody seems to mind or care all that much

Because the holidays are here and the smiles are for real

Santa Claus is coming soon and that’s a BIG DEAL!!

 

HAHAHA…….I had some fun with this.    I hope you enjoyed tackling this photo too.   I had several write to me to say they thought it was a perfect photo for close to Christmas.    This probably is what 90% of the Malls look like RIGHT NOW but certainly on those last two or three nights before Christmas!    Are you ready for NEXT week’s photo?    Even CLOSER to Christmas………

I love the photo for next week…………….just love it.

I’ll show you a photo of my Mom as a little girl visiting Santa……….don’t tell her I showed it to you though!

My Dad teases Mom about this one – the number on the side of Santa’s chair – he wonders if that’s his prison number or something.   HAHAHAHA    This was actually taken when my Mom saw Santa in Weisbaden, Germany when they lived there a million years ago.   I personally think this Santa looks a little scary.   Mom doesn’t seem to think so though – she looks totally fascinated.

Anyway, your photo for next week is NOT the one with Mom but the cute one above it with the little girl in her tartan outfit!!    I’ll look forward to writing my own poem about the photo AND to reading all of yours!

I hope all of you are being EXTRA good right now – you know Santa keeps a very close eye on all of us at Christmas time and really all year through.   I hope you are on his NICE list!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

See you next Thursday…….meanwhile I’m sending you a holiday hug…..

Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………I’m anxious to read everyone’s poems too.    I’m also anxious to hear from you again next week.    I always AM…………………..

Hugs, Teddy

 

Tell All Time!

Today we find out who gets what!    Oh boy!

That was some Teaser wasn’t it……………………and there was a little twist to it which we’ll tell you about LATER.

A twist like THIS?????

No not really but you do a mean Twist – Chubby Checker would be proud of you.

Who you callin’ CHUBBY???

Oh boy.   We sure got off on the wrong foot this morning.   Let’s start over.    Why don’t we tell you the FIRST COMMENTERS were yesterday shall we?    We had THREE of them in the first sixty seconds – that’s better than FOUR for sure so the Cheer Team wasn’t TOOOOO stressed out about three.   The three were:

Miss Jackie from Two Devon Cats

Miss Sharon from Friends Furever

Miss Annie from Animal Couriers

Way to go ladies!!!!   Have a badge on us:

Well, I was ONE of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser of Dec. 11,2018 which is pretty darn GOOD!

As for where the photo came to us from……………….it was sent in by Miss Janet from THE CAT ON MY HEAD and it really was not only a FASCINATING photo but it did, as I say above, have a little twist to it.    Before we show the photo, let’s give Miss Janet her badge as thanks for sending in the photo!

My fabulous photo was featured on the Tuesday Teaser of December 11, 2018!

Here’s the photo:

Pretty awesome photo isn’t it?   Landing gear and can you imagine how BRIGHT those lights shine at night????     It gave people a lot to use in their “search” for the answer of WHERE WAS THIS TAKEN, that’s for sure.   And it led them in all kinds of directions.   The photo was taken at the entrance to the Delta Flight Museum in Hangar #1 at the Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.    BUT (here’s the twist), it’s in the HAPEVILLE, Georgia postal zone.   Kind of like here in Washington, DC, our airport in DC is National Airport, Washington, DC but it’s ACTUALLY located in Arlington, Virginia.    Go figure.    But all that aside – WHO guessed it correctly FIRST??????

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

DA PHENNY !!!!    Yep – Mr. Smarty Pants with (I’m sure) the help from Da Neilson and Da Mama

Concatulations!!   Here’s your badge:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of December 11, 2018! YAY FOR ME!

 

Phenny wasn’t the only one who guessed right though – we had some others who did – you all are getting VERY good at figuring out what to search for!    If you were RIGHT (and said either Atlanta or Hapeville, Georgia) you get one of these badges:

I knew the Teaser on Dec. 11, 2018, but I wasn’t FIRST to guess so I got this swell badge for being RIGHT but not FIRST. Cool!

AND if you did guess but were wrong, you still get a badge…………….so feel free to copy this one for your collection:

I was wrong with my guess on the Teaser of Dec. 11, 2018 but I still got a Christmassy GREEN badge!!

WELL DONE CLASS!

I am going to study DOUBLE HARD this coming week so I can win a badge……(sniff)

Not everyone can win Clarence so don’t feel bad…………………many of your classmates didn’t guess correctly and didn’t get a badge either!

PHOOOOOEY! I was wrong again!

Let’s see if the Cheer Team can cheer you all up – especially those who WON today!

What a Teaser we had today!
One of our toughest we must say….
The early birds were there and we had THREE
Jackie, Sharon and Annie – WHEEEEEEE!!!!!
We waited in the hot tub until someone was right
We saw it was Phenny, he’s out of sight!
I wonder if he’d like to join us in our tub…..
Or maybe we could give him a Cheer Team backrub?

I think perhaps we need to avoid visitors in hot tubs and back rubs………..sounds like you’re getting into dangerous territory there.    Perhaps we should just adjourn until next week and all go to the cafeteria for lunch?

YES YES YES – FOOD!!!

I’m UP for it !!!!

Come in students and get in line……..enjoy your lunch today.   In two weeks we’ll have our CHRISTMAS LUNCH in the cafeteria with all sorts of delicious choices, even some for the annoying BURD that is in Geography Class!   

Today’s Menu:

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Class we will see you next week for Teaser – Monday is Pre-Teaser Preparation Class, Tuesday is the TEASER test, and Wednesdays are the TELL ALL days.   We’ll see you then.

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Teaser Tuesday Holiday Style

We’re HERE…..are you?  If so COMMENT NOW!!!

Good Morning students.    It’s that time again………….I hope you are well rested……….

Well we hope MOST of you are well rested anyway…..

We have a GUEST TEASER for you today…………..and I do believe it will take all your Sherlockian talents to be first to guess this one.   You all know how to do that detective work so I’m thinking someone will get it!    Maybe YOU?

ME?????????

Maybe you.   Depends on how well you do your detective work when you see the photo today.    First, let me remind you of the rules:

AND then let me show you the possible badges you could win today:

Let’s let the cheer team get you in the mood before we show you the photo shall we?

Tuesday is here you lucky class
We’ll fire you up with our usual sass
Give this one some time and gather your clues
We want a happy class, not one filled with the blues!
If you think you have it right then give it a guess
You might be first – ahead of the rest.
Pre-Christmas badges are cool and you know you want one…..
So get to guessing and join in the pre-Christmas FUN.

Tomorrow when we do the TELL ALL post, you will find out who gets what badges – until then you’ll just have to study the photo and do your best to guess.   I know you all will do a great job!!!

I’m gonna try!  I’m serious about it!

You students BETTER be serious – Geography is IMPORTANT!!!   Madge – you’d better page Mr. Security for the Professors!

SECURITY TO GEOGRAPHY – TEASER TIME!

Hello Professors and Class – here’s your challenge for today!

Alright Students – WHERE was this photo taken?     Remember the rules………….and HAPPY HUNTING!!    You can stay in the classroom and do your hunting or you can join some of us in the cafeteria for another nice lunch then return to the classroom for (a) a nap or (b) to figure out the Teaser!

DECISIONS – DECISIONS!!!!!!!!   Lunch or study…….I think I’ll EAT first!

Ho Ho Ho…..the line’s moving too slow!!!!

TODAY’S MENU:

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Good Luck Students!  See you tomorrow for the TELL ALL!

Your Professors………………….

Pre-Tease Monday Pre-Christmas Style!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at Ding Dong School!

Hello Students!    Welcome to Teaser Preparation Class today.   We will get you geared up for tomorrow’s Teaser today.    We can tell you a couple of things about this week’s Teaser photo:

  1. It’s a GUEST TEASER photo
  2. It will take all your skills at investigation including google search for different clues you see in the photo until you zero in on where the photo was taken.   It is a toughie.   At least we Professors believe it is.

I know when we tell you this – at least sometimes – you manage to figure it out lickety split – that could be the case this week too.   We shall see tomorrow right?

Please remember that the post tomorrow will pop up in your inbox at a different time than we usually pop.   Yep – a top secret time will be established for lift off.

We have TWO rules for Teaser Tuesday guessing:

We need specifics AND we don’t want you loading the photo into some computer program that will tell you in an instant where the photo was taken.   We want you to use your brain and your investigative skills to figure it all out – more fun that way!

Oh I like having FUN!

I’m a more serious student BUT I do like to have fun with the Teaser!

I know that a lot of you are beginning to get rather excited about Christmas.   As you know, we WILL still be having a Teaser that day even though December 25th IS a Tuesday we know some of you still want to play along.

I’ll be here for sure!!

Here are the badges you might win if you are our FIRST COMMENTER, or our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, or a RIGHT GUESSER BUT NOT FIRST, OR, a WRONG GUESSER!!

Shall we see if our Cheer Team is up to giving you a “pep talk/cheer” for tomorrow???

A Guest Teaser will be coming tomorrow
Let’s get excited – let go of the sorrow…
You all are smart, you’ll figure it out
Then on Wednesday’s Tell All cheer your name we can shout!
Study tonight and don’t go drinkin’
Otherwise we’ll be saying “WHAT WERE YOU THINKIN’ ??!!”

Thanks ladies……..short but sweet……..well, sort of.

So if you all feel like you will be able to handle tomorrow, let’s dismiss class and head for the cafeteria shall we?    My tummy’s growling and I hear some noise out there in the classroom so I assume YOURS are too!

Hey Man…..I’m…like….
TOTALLY hungry!

Be of good cheer….Miss Dingleberry is here….my little band of elves have outdone themselves…..we have a great lunch for you…..we hope you think so too!    (The professors made me do this poem……)

TODAY’S MENU:

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See you tomorrow at a SURPRISE TIME and remember – when you get here – COMMENT FIRST!!

 

Sunday Selfies

Happy Sunday!   Ready to Hop?    Every Sunday we join the Selfie Hop hosted by The Cat On My Head.   All of us join in the fun of showing ourselves off on Sundays and YOU can too – just click the badge above and join us.

I’m doing a Flashback Selfie today.   This time LAST year here’s what I was doing!

I guess I was helping Mom wrap presents and discovered the joys of tissue paper?   Perhaps – you know Angel Sammy was a BIG BIG fan of tissue.   For 17 years Mom gave him two pieces of fresh tissue paper every Friday when she cleaned the house.   He used it as his “home base” when he was in the living room.   Anyway, Mom thought she’d jazz this up a bit and add some Christmasy touches for my official SELFIE today.    Here’s the result:

Thanks Mom – this looks CHRISTMAS-IZED !!!  

And for you puzzle fans…………..here’s the puzzle of my selfie to drive you nuts!

 Click this MINI-ME and you’ll go to the puzzle……..

Happy Sunday!  

Love Teddy

Bakin’ In Baconia for Christmas!

Greetings Loyal Subjects!  Your King has taken over the Castle kitchen yet again to bring you another FAB Christmas recipe!!!

Today it’s going to be an appetizer…………perfect for when your company arrives but Christmas dinner isn’t QUITE ready to put on the table yet.   Just be careful they don’t eat so much of this that they are too full to have the MAIN EVENT!    You may have to remove this after 15 or 20 minutes out on the buffet table for your guests!   No foolin’ !

Bacon-Cheddar Dip

This is another one of those “easy to make” recipes too………when you’re busy in the kitchen making a big Christmas dinner for everyone you can just put this out and let everyone help themselves with crackers, chips,  or crusty crostini – make it the night before and let it come to room temp the morning of your get-together…………

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) taco sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Tortilla or nacho tortilla chips (or something else you might like!)

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Spread in an ungreased 13×9-in. dish or on a 12-in. plate. Combine onions, tomatoes and green pepper; sprinkle over the cream cheese layer.
  • Pour taco sauce over the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Refrigerate. Just before serving, sprinkle with bacon. Serve with chips.

 

EASY-PEASY!

Well everyone I bet you already have your holiday meals planned right?    If you’re still looking for a few “what do I feed these people before the main even???” ideas, this is a good one.

Cool ornaments for your tree if you’re a BACON lover!

Yeah – why not leave Santa a pile of bacon and a glass of milk instead of the traditional cookies and milk?????

See you next week for the next to last “bacon for Christmas” recipe before the BIG DAY.

Happy Saturday !  

King Teddy