Tuesday Teaser Time

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Ringy Dingy – Time For Teaser Tuesday Class – REMEMBER TO COMMENT!

Security Perimeter Check completed Professors – no issues discovered – my Team and I say GO TO IT FOR CLASS !!

Greetings students!   It’s time to tease……….and we’re ready – are you?

Ready to boogie Professors!

Well we may not be doing a lot of boogie-ing in class but we sure will be testing your geography knowledge today…………………..but before we do ANYTHING, let’s review the rules of engagement for guessing and maybe winning on TEASER TUESDAY shall we?    We’ll also show you the badges up for grabs today………

There you have it students…………….the rules and the badges………………….now are you ready to get a WAKE UP CALL from your Cheer Team?

BRING ON THE GIRLS !!!!!

Scooby Doo and Jiminy Cricket
You Professors know a tough Teaser and how to pick it!
This photo could be from ANYWHERE
Even those with a brain might need a spare!
We hope you students are up to the task today
GOOD LUCK and GOOD GUESSING is all we can say
We’ll be back tomorrow to sing and shout
So try your best today and please don’t POUT!

Thanks ladies – I think you did a great job considering from what I hear you five spent most of the weekend at the pub, beach, and on your Harleys – We don’t know how you do it but we guess being YOUNG helps!

Bein’ young isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

Let’s bring in our guard who is charged with making sure there is no PEEKING of the photo for Teaser every week………………………!

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

Alright students………………..WHERE was this photo taken?    Good luck!    Now who wants lunch?   HMM???????    Let’s go!   Tomorrow we’ll meet again and see who wins what so STUDY HARD and GUESS when you’re ready.

Ahhh!  Lunch time!   Our favorite time of the day (well maybe next to going home anyway!).   Here’s today’s goodies:

OUR MENU:

Good Luck Students!   See you in class tomorrow!   

YOUR PROFESSORS

 

SPARK and Reminder

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Monday means SPARK day!    Just a way of starting the week off with a thought that just might get you through the week.  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.

The longer the virus issues are with us the more time we have to think about our friends and family and US too.     That’s why I have this SPARK to share today.

A lot of us aren’t able to get together with our friends and family right now  AT ALL or at least as much as we are used to doing.    Doesn’t mean they are any further away in your heart though!  Send an “old-fashioned” card or letter – now there’s a novel idea!  OR an email or do FACETIME or some other computer-visiting thing.   Stay in touch – one day soon we’ll all REALLY be TOGETHER AGAIN.

 

   

Hugs, Pam

Whatever you do, don’t forget tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday – the Professors would be UPSET if I didn’t remind you – brush up on your geography and GOOD LUCK guessing where the photo was taken.    Who knows – you just might win a badge to show off!!   GOOD LUCK.

Sunday Selfies

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Sunday!    Time to share our selfies.    Our hosts at The Cat On My Head want us to strut our stuff and celebrate Sunday together.  If you’d like to join in, click on their badge and fill in the linky form and you too will be a star selfie.

I’m doing another flashback today – Mom took a few photos of me this week but it seems the only time she has even HALF a chance of capturing me on film it’s when I’m asleep – and let’s face it – just how interesting can endless photos of a BIG GINGER CAT SLEEPING be?    As I look back in our photo files I’m looking for a photo of me taken about this same day of the month….and with my luck it will be yet another photo of me sleeping…………let’s see:

This is as close to today’s date as I could get and it’s an artified selfie Mom did of me on May 21, 2017 – that means I was 14 months old and had lived with them for two months then.   Gosh – was I really THAT LITTLE?     EVER?     Since it’s already artsy, we don’t have to do that – in fact I don’t know what Lunapic effect Mom used on this but I quite like the textures.

I did a puzzle of it for you as it seems back then Mom wasn’t yet doing jigsaws:

Click this MINI-ME picture to go directly to the JIGSAW and good luck!

Mom says we should take a minute to say we hope you are all in good health and being safe……stay that way OK???   Just remember this though:

Love, Teddy (and Mom too)

 

Bakin’ with Bacon and the King

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Welcome to the Castle Kitchen!   Let’s cook with BACON!

How about a recipe for a really yummy salad side dish?     Great for Spring or Summer or probably any old time but this is a “warm weather” favorite with burgers around here.    Mom has even made this same recipe – minus the bacon and with shrimp.

Anyway, here’s a delicious one for you to try.

Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad

INGREDIENTS

6 slices bacon

1 lb. elbow macaroni (actually the spiral macaroni works nicely too as you can see from the photo!)

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 small red onion diced small

1 package ranch salad dressing mix

1 8 oz. package cheddar cheese cut into small cubes

DIRECTIONS

Cook bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp – about 10 minutes – drain on a paper-towel lined plate until cool then crumble.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

Rinse macaroni with cold water until cool; drain.

Mix cooled macaroni, crumbled bacon, mayonnaise, red onion, green bell pepper, ranch salad dressing mix, and Cheddar cheese together in a large bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

 

I WANT THIS NOW!!!!!!

Yeah I think a lot of people would want this now but you have to wait until you get all these goodies at the grocery store then you can make it and eat it to your heart’s content!    Also a note for those of you who don’t know what ranch dressing in a package is all about.    You CAN find this in the grocery store where the “make it yourself” salad dressing stuff is – in our store it’s on a top shelf above the regular bottled salad dressings.   If you can’t find it – use salad dressing – I’m thinking it would work out – it will be a lot more “CREAMY” a salad but nothing wrong with that either!

Our motto around the Castle…………

Happy Saturday Bacon Lovers!   

Your King

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Here we are – another Friday!   Another filling-in-the-blanks Friday.    Our co-hosts for this Hop give us FOUR sentences (two each) and all we have to do is fill in the blanks!    If you click the badge above it will take you to 15andmeowing and you can link up with us – just fill out the linky form.

Here are this week’s sentences.    Mom used RED to fill in some blanks and I used BLUE to fill in mine!

 

1. I love a treat in my bowl and a walk around the yard with Mom or Dad or both.
2. One nice thing about staying home is I’m used to it – we’re home all the time now that we’re retired so my routine is the same!.
3. Seeing Teddy’s face in the morning instantly makes my day better.
4. When someone disagrees with me, I pout – big time.

Done!   Filling in completed!    Now I think I’ll find me a nice sun puddle and take another nap.    We just came inside a little while ago from being outside in all that fresh air and breeze and I chased a bee or two (Mom wasn’t happy about that) so I need some REST.    I mean I’m all for exercise but those bees can be very athletic – he had me running all over the front yard!
Hope you have a great Friday AND a super duper weekend everyone.

Hugs on Friday, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday and time for thankfuls with Brian.   If you click his badge you can go to his blog and join/link up to be thankful with all of us who participate.    First Thankful:   Thanks Brian for being so generous as to host this Hop!    Second Thankful:   Mom, Dad and I and all of our family and friends are healthy.    We have all got to remember in these times to be thankful for our health and if we DO know someone who is fighting the virus – or any other illness – we must be thankful that they are getting care and stay hopeful they will be well again soon.

I always am thankful when I see an email from Angel Sammy on Wednesday night or Thursday morning because it means he’s sent me his POEM for the week!    Here’s his email below.

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It’s Thursday and I’m THANKFUL !

I’m thankful that I can still have fun with all of you who enjoy poetry even though I’m at the Rainbow Bridge and have been there since December 2016!    I was able to get a great wi-fi connection to my little brother Teddy and that’s why I can still send you and him my poem every week along with a photo for NEXT week.    It’s so much fun writing a poem with an interesting photo as inspiration isn’t it?   If you haven’t done it – give it a try – just let us know you wrote a poem and either share it in our COMMENTS or give us a link to it so we can read and enjoy it.

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST week to use as inspiration for your poem for TODAY:

“Midnight Magic”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 13, 2020

 

When the park is quiet and midnight approaches

When the people have gone home in their cars, boats or coaches

The magic begins at the midnight hour

Under streetlight glow giving darkness it’s power

The carousel horses who worked hard by day

Magically slip their harness and poles and run away

To romp and run in freedom as drives their spirit

Until the dawn bell rings as only they can hear it

The signal to return to their place on the wheel

Remembering their night and the freedom they feel

But the magic returns every night in the park

When carousel horses dance in the dark………………..

 

Oh how I loved this photo the second I saw it.    It inspired a million thoughts and frankly – a million different poems and ideas but I settled on just this one.    There is so much magic and beauty in the artwork and I wanted to capture that with my words.    Hopefully I did!     

I also found a goodie for your inspiration in writing a poem to share with us NEXT Thursday.    Here it is – I hope you like it too!

Is this a winner or WHAT?    Mom couldn’t stop laughing when she saw it after I sent it in an email to Teddy.    Anyway, have fun writing a poem inspired by this photo for next week!

Please take care of yourselves and do all the things you know you MUST do to stay safe and healthy in these tough times OK?    It’s important……….somebody somewhere NEEDS YOU to be here so do what you should do to stay safe.

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

Love and Rainbow Bridge Hugs, Angel Sammy

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I sure loved your poem this week Angel Sammy and that photo for next week – well – it knocked my socks off (if I wore socks I mean) !!!

Love You Sammy……….From your brother Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All Class

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TIME TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS!!!!  

 

Our Security Team with Clowie and Company has advised that all is secure on campus so we shall proceed with class……………have a seat students.  No milling about and pestering your fellow students please!

Excuse me?   I do not pester……I sit at my desk quietly and pay attention (sort of)……

Yesterday’s photo was beautiful and we thought it also might be difficult but YET AGAIN our Graphics Department chose a photo that was FAR from difficult.   That became apparent as the guesses flooded in with the right town but still SOMEONE was FIRST RIGHT………we’ll tell you in a minute about that but first things first – WHO WAS FIRST COMMENTER????

MORE IMPORTANTLY WE ONLY HAD ONE FIRST COMMENTER!!! NOT FIVE!

MISS SHARON OF FRIENDS FUREVER

WOOO HOOOO FOR MISS SHARON!!!

OUR CHEER TEAM WAS HAPPY TOO…………..THIS IS FOR YOU MISS SHARON:

I was the first and only FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of May 12, 2020! YAY for me!

Phooooey!  I was super early yesterday and commented so I thought I’d be FIRST!   DARN!

Here’s the photo that the Graphics Department gave us for Teaser this week……………..one absolutely gorgeous place on the planet we might say……………….

This is the totally gorgeous, quiet, and small town of Albarracin, Spain.   Here is an interesting site you can visit and get a lot of information on this beautiful location CLICK HERE.

Who was the lucky ducky who guessed this FIRST?    There may have been a lot who guessed it but only ONE STUDENT who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!!

HEAR YE – HEAR YE – THE FIRST RIGHT GUESSER THIS WEEK WAS:

DA PHENNY !!!

WOOOOOO HOOOOOO FOR DA PHENNY!!

Here’s your reward for being a smarty Da Phenny:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of May 12, 2020 – I am one smarty Weim !!!

Those of you who ALSO guessed correctly, get one of these of your very own (just copy it from below and post it to brag about it!):

Well I wasn’t FIRST but I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of May 12, 2020. Maybe next week??????

And those of you who guessed but were wrong – you get a GREENIE of your very own!

OK – So I wasn’t RIGHT when I guessed the Teaser photo of May 12, 2020 – but I GUESSED so I get something for that anyway!

Let’s Hear It For The Teaser Winners!

Now let’s welcome our Cheer Team who I might add was VERY HAPPY to learn there was only ONE FIRST COMMENTER yesterday instead of FIVE like last week!!!!

Well wahoo and wow and goodie for us
One First Commenter and that’s a plus!
We hurt our brains writing long, drawn out cheers
The sound of our own voices fills our eyes with tears!
We may not be good but we sure are LOUD
Especially when we cheer for the Teaser crowd!
FIRST COMMENTER for Teaser was Miss Sharon
If you got here later than her, then it’s not worth carin’ !
Then we waited to see who would be the FIRST RIGHT smarty
It was DA PHENNY who started the party!
Since it’s a pretty day we’re heading out on our Harleys
We’d better go now before traffic gets gnarly!

Thanks ladies……………………..heading to the Pub or a new spot today?

We’re heading to a new bar……………

Well that looks like it could be your kind of place girls…………………have fun………………..be careful on that bike!

Now students – its’ time for us to head over to the cafeteria to visit Miss Dingleberry’s wonderful lunch line…………………..let’s go.

It’s about time you let us eat!   I’m getting very cranky!

OK Students!  Our cafeteria workers are ready for you to come through the line!  Enjoy!

Today’s Menu:

ALL ABOARD STUDENTS!   See you next Tuesday for more photo fun!   

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy