SPARKS on Monday And Reminder!

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Happy Monday!  What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

 

So what’s the deal on this SPARK?    It’s our way of saying – EVERYONE should take a bit of a break.    Everyone includes US here at One Spoiled Cat.    Mom, Dad, and I are taking a few days off and we’ll be BAAAAACK to our usual silliness this coming Thursday, the 10th but no blog for Tuesday or Wednesday.    That means NO TUESDAY TEASER.     Can you STAND to be away from our craziness for a couple of days?    I can tell you that I’ll be at the fabulous Kitty Spa called Paws A While and my Mom and Dad will be in their “HAPPY PLACE” they visit every year.   Just a quick break…………..we all need that from time to time.

We will miss you though…………………..really!    See you on Thursday for Thankful and Poetic Thursday.

Teddy (and Mom Pam too!)

 

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Happy Sunday!    Time for the selfie Hop with The Cat On My Head…………our friends the Kitties Blue host this fun Hop and we try to pawticipate every week because it’s fun to see everyone posing for the camera in our “Sunday Finest” !!   HAHA      I’m usually asleep in my photos – seems I do that a lot and it also seems like Mom likes to capture photos of me in that “condition” more than any other photos of me.    I am awake SOMETIMES you know!

As always I have a FLASHBACK Selfie today.

This little gem is from October 11, 2017…….not exactly MODEST am I ?    Well truth is I’ve never been modest – I like to let things all hang out!    Mom says my tummy looks like a landing zone for a drone or something.    Well, I do have my LANDING LIGHTS on (hahaha) to guide it to the landing spot.

Mom said this photo of me would make a TOUGH puzzle……………all that carpet all around me?   Gonna make it tough………..but then again everyone who does jigsaws likes them to be challenging right?    Good – cuz here’s your challenge!

Click the Mini-Me photo for the jigsaw puzzle!!

Happy Sunday!!   

Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King

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Greetings from Castle Baconia to all my bacon cooking fans!

I have a great recipe for you today………..oh boy – it’s so delicious my Mom and Dad ATE THE WHOLE THING (I know – I’m sure they must have some piggy in their DNA!!).     It was just very tasty and had so many favorite things like bacon and brie and maple syrup………!    Well, let me just give you the recipe and you can decide for yourself.

Baked Brie With Maple Caramelized Apples and Spiced Praline Bacon

Quite a mouthful isn’t it……….not just to SAY the name of this delightful treat but once you HAVE had a mouthful you will have many others trust me.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Lay bacon on the prepared baking sheet. Mix pecans, brown sugar, chili powder, and sea salt together in a bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the bacon.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crisp, and browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Chop bacon into rough pieces.
  4. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Saute, stirring only every 60 to 90 seconds, until apples are tender and brown, about 8 minutes. Mix in remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup and cinnamon. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Cut a round of parchment paper slightly larger than the round of Brie cheese. Place the Brie cheese on the parchment paper; place onto a baking sheet. Top with the cooked apples to make a big mound.
  6. Bake in the hot oven for 5 minutes. Add bacon-praline mixture on top of the Brie. Continue baking until top is bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a serving platter using a large spatula. Sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary.

HEAVENLY!   

Fall in Baconia – a perfect time to make something with bacon right?   Right!

It’s good to be King!   Have a good week loyal subjects of Baconia!   

King Teddy

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday!    Here we are doing our filling-in thing again thanks to our co-hosts 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs who give us some great sentences to fill-in every week.   If you’d like to play too, click the badge above and link up.    The more the merrier!

Today Mom and I shared – she answered and I answered…………..if it’s MY words they are in BLUE and if they are HER words they’re in GREEN!

1. October is the perfect month for getting my sweaters out and putting my t-shirts away.

2. The most recent purchase I made online was a birthday present for my husband who is turning 75 on October 5th.

3. If I turned invisible for a day, oh boy would I be happy – I’d explore all sorts of off limits places in and outside the house!
4.  Curiosity has gotten me in trouble in the past.   (aren’t cats supposed to be curious??)
There you have it – our filling in fun for Friday.    Wonder what kind of blanks we get to fill next week – I guess I’ll just have to wait to find that out!    HAPPY FRIDAY!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday everybody.    Let’s get THANKFUL – we have some of the usual thankfuls this week like getting to go outside, finally getting some actual RAIN which we badly needed, a couple of cool days, and more good health news for my Dad.    One thing we never take for granted though is that we DO have things to be thankful for.   So many people claim they have NOTHING – but if they really thought about it, they would realize that sometimes just BEING HERE is something they should be thankful for!    If you would like to share your thankfuls – click on Brian’s badge above to join in the THANKFUL THURSDAY BLOG HOP.

The other thing we do on our Thursdays, is show you the email we get from Angel Sammy for Poetic Thursday.    He writes to all of us from the Rainbow Bridge to transmit his poem of the week and give us a photo to inspire us for the NEXT week.    Ready to read it?   Here it is………………..

♥♥♥

Hello Poetic Friends!

Here we are in our usual spot in the blogosphere to share poetry we’ve written ourselves.   Aren’t you proud of that?  You should be.   So many people have never written a poem – ever.   It’s a great way to share feelings, thoughts, ideas – and most of all it’s fun when you use a photo of something as your “poetic inspiration”.    That’s what we do each week.    I give you a photo to think about and you write a poem based on the photo in some way.

I happen to know that my Mom and Dad are going to be taking a little break next week and won’t be returning until Thursday afternoon – BUT I’m still going to give you a photo prompt for next Thursday – when Mom gets home she will pop on the computer to see what you’ve written!     We will have a post that day too – I’ve already written a poem for next week myself based on the photo you will see later in this post.     WE ARE ON TOP OF THINGS ON EARTH AND AT THE BRIDGE…………………. Now, here’s the photo I gave you last week followed by my poem.   I just LOVE this photo.

“Don’t Be Scared!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©October 2, 2019

First day of nursery school and here we are

Dropped off by Mommy in Daddy’s car

I’m glad we have each other to hold on to

You’ll be here for me and I’ll be here for you!

I think that’s our teacher way over there

Try not to cry and try not to stare

Being away from home and our toys and stuff

Makes first day at school really, truly rough

But we’ll be just fine cuz we’ve got each other

After nap time we’ll go home with our mother!!

HAHA……this photo had SO MANY possibilities………in fact when I was writing this I had about five other ideas but I figured I’d just stick with this one!    If you wrote a poem, let us know you did and share your link in our comments.    Thanks to all of you who write poetry and play along with us.    We love reading your work and hope you enjoy mine.

Here’s your photo for NEXT week:

I like this one a lot………..Indian culture is so interesting and we love their outfits and traditions.    This one will be fun………………..hope to see your poem next week when we share!!    Meanwhile, have a happy week………………….

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

Love from the Bridge, Angel Sammy

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Thank you for visiting us Angel Sammy……………..

Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All

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What a pleasure it is arriving at school to find the Security Patrol performing their rounds!   Clowie and her Trainees make such great additions don’t they??

So today we will tell you about yesterday’s VERY INTERESTING Teaser!     We were so surprised that it was guessed as quickly as it was – but I’m getting ahead of myself here – let’s back up a bit.    First of all, let’s talk about WHO was our FIRST COMMENTER…………………Drumroll please?

Good job!   This is our “relief drummer” Roscoe.

Miss Sharon of FRIENDS FUREVER!!!

I was the ONLY First Commenter for the Teaser of October 1, 2019!!

CONCATULATIONS !!

So would you like to get the scoop on the Teaser Photo?    First of all we thank Sherri-Ellen Theilheimer-DeJonge for telling us about the amazing Mr. Tinguely and his totally amazing metal “THINGS” that he crafted beginning in the early 60s.   She had an old post card with a photo of the particular sculpture that we showed you which is known as “EUREKA” (or “Heureka”).

I found a photo of the same machine and it was in a different location so you could at least get some hints as to where the photo had been taken (note the snowy mountains in the background!)

The photo was taken on Lake Geneva, in Zurich, Switzerland…………………and the artist is Jean Tinguely – a very inventive artist indeed with quite a distinguished and interesting background.   I have several links for you to investigate for more info.    CLICK HERE for additional photos of “Heureka” and the artist, and if you REALLY want a treat, our wonderful Teaser Student Miss Csilla sent a couple of YOUTUBE links which are amazing to see AND hear to learn more about his sculptures – here is one of them:

Sherri-Ellen, this is our thanks to you for this fascinating and fun Teaser inspiration!!

My Teaser idea was used on the TEASER CONTEST on October 1, 2019.

WOW! WHAT A WEIRD MACHINE!

So who was the SMARTY PANTS who guessed this first????????????????   It was the person who sent us the AWESOME video of the machine in action!

Miss Csilla of Kolytyi !

Concatulations to you for being FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!   (and thanks for the video)

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of October 1, 2019!

Concatulations!

If you also guessed it correctly (and we DID have others who did) you each get one of these:

I guessed the Teaser photo of October 1, 2019 correctly BUT I was not the FIRST!

And if you were WRONG with your guess – you get one of these badges for your collection:

UHOH…..I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of October 1, 2019 but at least I tried!

WRONG AGAIN! POOEY!

So there you have it – another Teaser come and gone!

REMEMBER – NO TEASER CLASS NEXT WEEK!   We’ll resume with class on October 15th!

Cheer Team?   Take it away ladies…………….

What a weird Teaser we had this week
Watching that video we couldn’t even speak!
Quite the artist Mr. Tinguely was
Bet his artwork caused quite the buzz!
Our first COMMENTER was there when we went live
Miss Sharon sure knows how to jump and jive!
Then we waited to see if anyone could figure the photo out
And it wasn’t long before the Professors could shout…
WE HAVE A WINNER and who was that?
It was Miss Csilla with the WINNERS HAT!

You girls have fun on your week off next week – going to the beach?   Going for a motorcycle trip?   Going to Las Vegas to party?    Just be careful and stay out of trouble please!

Let’s cruise over to the cafeteria and see what’s cookin’ !

Greetings Teaser Class…..I hear you’re off next week – we’ll all get a break.   Meanwhile, lunch is ready for you today so enjoy!

Your Dining Choices:

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Enjoy your week off next week…..stay out of trouble (and/or jail) and we will see you October 15th for our next Tuesday Teaser Class!    

Professors Angel Sammy and Teddy too

 

 

 

Tuesday Teaser Class!

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OK Security Team!   Good job Trainees…….Everything is secure!   Let the Teaser students into the school!

Thanks Security!  Students please COMMENT first then SIT second!

The Teaser is about to begin.     We have a GUEST TEASER today – and you know what that sometimes means – TOUGHIE.    So don’t squirm in your desks and whatever you do don’t fall asleep.

No squirming here!

No sleeping here – well – maybe a little bit……zzzzz

Let’s start with a brief overview of how we want you to make your guesses using your BRAINS and not your COMPUTER PROGRAMS!  OK?

I HAZ GOT BWAIN !

AND here are the badges you might win if you’re a good (or bad) guesser!

Class will begin again on Tuesday, October 15th!   Will you miss us?  We will miss you!   

Now on with Teaser class for TODAY…………….we will remind you again of NO CLASS on our regular blog post for SELFIE SUNDAY on October 6th.

ON WITH THE TEASER…………Ready?

Here’s today’s Teaser photo Professors!

WOW…………….now here’s the deal with our Teaser today………….we want to know WHERE this photo was taken but we also would like you to tell us what this is!    Got it?   Good!   Now get those brains in gear and figure it out – we’ll be here tomorrow to give you the SCOOP.

WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING???????????????

The Cheer Team will give you a cheer then we’ll head to lunch so you can think about this Teaser…………….it’s a goodie isn’t it?

Holy Cow this Teaser is a WHOPPER!
It’s gonna be a real show stopper….
We’re glad we don’t have to make a guess
Because we guarantee our guesses would be a mess!
You all are smart and know your stuff
So figure it out and hang tough!
We’ll be back tomorrow to cheer and shout
And watch the losers while they pout!

Alright studnets – let’s pile in to the cafeteria for a bite to eat…………………you need to have a good meal to help you stay awake to figure out the Teaser so ENJOY!!!

GREETINGS Fellow Sheep!   Time for lunch and we’re all set with lots of great choices!   Good luck figuring out the Teaser – it looks like a real whopper!

MENU DU JOUR:

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See you in class in the morning – usual time!    The Professors