Tuesday Teaser Class

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We’re HERE!   Are you???   IF so please comment NOW!

Good Morning students.   Is everyone wide awake and ready to study?   I hope so because that’s why we’re here so sit back and get ready to take a peek at a photo (it’s a GUEST TEASER photo by the way) and do your best to guess WHERE THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN.

My glasses are brand new so I’m ready!

Glasses cleaned and ready to go…..

Glasses cleaned here too!

DITTO!!

Great then let’s get the show on the road.    A quick review of the rules, the badges up for grabs then a cheer and we’re ready to show you the photo!

There you have it – how to make your GUESS and what you might win if you GUESS RIGHT or WRONG!!

OK CHEER TEAM – WE’RE READY FOR YOU

Today is Teaser – READY, SET, GO
We’re rooting for you to steal the show!
Show us your smarts and guess it right
Don’t make us wait – we don’t have all night!
Figure it out by following the clues
Sometimes there’s lots and sometimes a few
But if you know how to search you may just win
We’ll grab our Pink Harleys and take you for a spin!

Huh?   Pink Harleys?   Girls – that was NOT in the school budget!!!!!

Now that you students are all fired up, let’s bring in our Security Guard with the Teaser photo for today………………..

A Harley ride? Now that is totally groovy!

Reporting for duty – here’s today’s TEASER photo!

Alright class – where was this photo taken?    It’s a beautiful structure………………..see if you can figure it out!

PUT ON YOUR THINKING CATS! OOPS – I MEAN CAPS!

I can’t think on an empty tummy – can we go to lunch now??????

Yes – let’s head to the cafeteria – if you want to stay here and study that’s fine too!

Good to see you students!   We’re ready to serve up a delicious lunch so STEP RIGHT UP!

Today’s Stunning Menu:

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GOOD LUCK WITH THE TEASER STUDENTS!   SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR AWARDS!

Your Profs….

Pre-Teaser Time – Class in Session!

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Welcome to the start of another exciting week at school!

We Professors will do our best to prepare you for this week’s test of your powers of deduction and investigation when we whip another exciting photo in front of you in TEASER CLASS tomorrow.

We’re all ready……alert, notebooks in hand, eyes forward, body hair at full attention!

Glad you’re ready because so are we………..first up, the RULES of engagement!

These rules have been in effect for quite a while……….we have them because we think if everyone follows them, the playing field will be even for all who participate.   As long as you’re studying the photo and not just whipping it into some program that will TELL you where the photo was taken, then everyone has a chance to be a winner!!!!

Also remember the post will arrive at a SURPRISE time………not the usual time!

Here are the badges you might win tomorrow……………….I know it’s mostly just a matter of “bragging rights” for some of you – displaying your “winnings” isn’t necessary of course but if you DO want to show off your badge, feel free to do that!   Of course you have to WIN one first.

We’ll see who gets WHAT when we meet in class on Wednesday which is our “TELL ALL” post.    Maybe YOUR name will be in our Cheer Team’s cheer on Wednesday this week????

That would make me EVER so happy to win a badge!

I believe our Cheer Team is ready to come in and pump you all up for tomorrow’s class…………….they do a pretty good job of that don’t you think????

Are you ready for some fun?
Teaser class is number one!
We see who’s smart and who’s a dummy
If all else fails, we’ll play Gin Rummy!
So study tonight and don’t stay out late
Call your friends and cancel those dates!
To get a badge you need to be at the top of your game
Don’t show up in class in a fog where you can’t remember your name
There are badges for winners and that could be YOU!
Or else your fellow students will yell out “BOOO HOOOOO” !!!

Alright!   That ought to get the students whipped into shape!

WHIPPED??????

So who’s up for lunch?    Miss Dingleberry is certainly on top of her game since she gave up on love and decided to focus her energy on FEEDING us.    Let’s see what’s on the cafeteria menu today shall we???

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Remember – Teaser will be at a SURPRISE TIME!    Be on the alert!

Your Professors!

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Greetings fans of the Selfie Hop!    It’s time to hop like we do EVERY Sunday courtesy of our hosts, the Kitties Blue from The Cat On My Head.    We all have fun showing ourselves off on Sunday and today is no exception.   If you’d like to join in, just click their badge above and link up.   We’ll stop by to see your FINE SELF!!!    Thanks to our good friends at The Cat On My Head for hosting this Hop.

My Selfie is a FLASHBACK Selfie……………………from about this same time last year……………

This one was March 31, 2018.    Surprise – surprise – I’m asleep.   Belly up of course.   Some stuff just never changes does it?!    I’ve actually got a LOT of photos of me on this same quilt, in this same position, snoring just as loudly as I was on this occasion.    What can I say???    If it feels good – do it!

Yep – we have a puzzle of this one for those of you brave enough to want a puzzle on a Sunday………………good luck!!!

CLICK THIS MINI-ME PHOTO FOR THE PUZZLE!!

Oh –  before I go – I looked back TWO years ago at photos of me – are you ready?   I look like I’m about HALF the size I am now…………although it’s probably a whole lot LESS.   I probably weighed about 10 lbs. in these photos and had only lived here a little less than two months!

From March 31, 2017  – already a nap expert – a belly up fan – and learning the joys of sinks!!

Happy Sunday!   Love, Teddy

 

Bakin’ With The King on Saturday

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WELCOME TO THE CASTLE KITCHEN!!!   Time to get cookin’ with bacon!

For years now The Royal Mom has seen recipes for “bacon jam” and thought “ICK” – you’ve got to be kidding.    Well, she USED to think that, but no longer does.    She finally let me make some for her and now – well – it’s her favorite burger topping!     So I thought I’d share the recipe with you – it’s definitely worth the trouble to make (which really isn’t much trouble!) and it’s EVER SO YUMMY.

BACON JAM

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (see Recipe Note)
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, packed

Method

1 Cook the bacon: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon in two batches so as not to crowd the pan. (If your pan is large enough, it’s fine to cook all the bacon at once.)

Stir occasionally, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is browned, but not burned or overly crispy. Scoop out the first batch of cooked bacon with a slotted spoon, and drain it on a paper towel-lined plate. Cook the remaining batch.

This should take about 25 to 30 minutes total for both batches.

2 Cook the onions and garlic: Drain all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the pan. You can eyeball it. Add all the bacon back to the skillet.

Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onions are translucent, about 6 minutes.

 Reduce the jam: Add the vinegar and brown sugar to the skillet, and bring to a boil. Cook stirring and scraping up browned bits from the skillet for 2 minutes

Reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid turns syrupy and almost completely evaporates—this should take about 30 minutes.

4 Store and reheat if needed: Use immediately, or spoon it into an airtight jar and refrigerate for up to four weeks. Serve warm.

To reheat, zap it in the microwave for about 45 seconds or warm it in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through, about 10 minutes.

 

Yep – that’s what The Royal Mom said when she tried some……….good on crackers, ESPECIALLY good on burgers, good with all sorts of things and it might sound like a pain in the neck to make but really – isn’t just about EVERYTHING a pain in the neck unless you are excited to make it?    If you love bacon – GO FOR IT.

Yep – and plenty of it!

Not in our castle……leftover bacon simply does not exist!

Give this a try – I promise you will love it.   If my ROYAL MUM can be happy with it, well – anyone can!

Happy Caturday – may your own castle have the aroma of bacon cooking!!   

Hugs From King Teddy

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins

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Hello everyone who loves Fridays!   Here we are at the end of another week which means TIME FOR FRIENDLY FILL-INS!    Co-hosted by 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs, it’s a HOP that signals the end of a week AND also gives us a chance to find out little tidbits about our friends!   IF you’d like to join up – click the badge above and please do.

Each of our co-hosts gives us TWO sentences with blanks for us to fill…………..here are this week’s sentences and yet again I decided to be SWEET and let Mom fill them out!   Her fill-ins are BLUE this week.

1. I am allergic to NOTHING – I am lucky I guess!.
2. My taxes worked out pretty well this year – we owed $78.00.

3. I don’t tell many people what I weigh – if I did people might recommend this or that diet and I am not a DIETER!.

4. When it rains, I like to sit on my front porch and listen to the rain on the trees.
So that’s it for another week.    Always look forward to doing fill-ins…………………maybe next week I’ll help Mom fill out the blanks!   HAPPY FRIDAY.

Love, Teddy Bean

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Greetings and Happy Thursday.    Time for us to gather together courtesy of Brian and his Hop to share what we are thankful for this week.   I must say that I am continuing to be thankful that we have had decent weather for Early Spring.   I believe (and I hope) that snow is behind us now and we won’t have to worry about that again.   We’ve had a lot of very cold days and some chilly rains but no snow or ice.   Mom and Dad are happy about the weather too.   They spent a lot of money last Fall on lawn renovation for our front yard and by golly we have a GORGEOUS GREEN lawn now whereas almost everyone else has a BROWN one!

I’m also of course very grateful that Sammy’s poetic Thursday email came on time so I can share that with you!

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Greetings Poetry Friends!

We’re off and running on another Thursday poetry session.    I hope you are joining in the fun.    Every week as you know I give you a photograph to think about – and you have a whole week to write a poem based on that photo…….what do YOU see in it and how does it make YOU feel?     I not only have fun finding photos for all of us to use as inspiration but I have TONS of fun reading what you have written.    So let’s share shall we?   

Here’s the photo I gave you last Thursday followed by my poem which I’m sharing with you.    Then it’s YOUR turn – how did you do? 

“I Wonder”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©March 27, 2019

In its’ day did it look this lonely?

As schoolhouses went, was it the only?

Did it serve as church as well as school?

Was the good book taught and the golden rule?

Did people come from miles around?

Did the bell ring loudly – a familiar sound?

Did the fireplace keep everyone warm and dry?

As snow, sleet, and rain fell from a darkened sky?

In its’ day was it in the middle of a town?

With wooden houses and gardens all around?

Or did it live its’ life in this quiet place?

Surrounded by crops or nothing but empty space?

Regardless of the answers it has withstood time…….

And became the subject of my simple rhyme……..

 

As I study the photo I come to believe more and more that it may be an old church primarily……the long narrow front windows look more church-like than school-like.    Whatever it was in its’ long ago life, it still stands testament to whatever its’ purpose was………worship or learning or both, it maintains watch as time passes.

Ready to see what I have picked for us all to use as next week’s poetic inspiration?    Looks like it will be fun to “interpret” !!!

Let’s see what we can do with this one…………..looks like trouble is brewing before the first course even arrives!   HAHAHA    

Hope you all have a fantastic week……………….things are great for we Angels – we’re working hard to get the weather right – seems like it’s all a matter of fine tuning – hope our efforts are paying off for at least SOME of you!    Teddy reports progress where he is but I know others are getting storms and difficult weather.   It’s an amazing balancing act that’s for sure.

See you next Thursday…………………Look for your Angels – we are there for you.

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

Love and Angel Hugs, Sammy

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Thanks a lot Angel Sammy……….I like your poem today………….I couldn’t make my mind up about that old building either but whatever it was – I bet it was important to a lot of people.   Bricks last almost forever!

WHAT YOU LOOKIN’ AT????

Love, Teddy

 

 

 

Teaser Tell All Class In Session!

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It’s Time for us to TELL ALL!

Yesterday’s Teaser was a goodie wasn’t it…………………and we really kind of thought we’d fool everyone!   Did we?   Nope!!!    You’ll find out the details in a bit……………..

It was a vewy tough Teaser!

First item of business is to let you know who our FIRST COMMENTER was!    Actually we had THREE this week.   All three chimed in with a hello in the first 60 seconds after we opened the doors to the School.   FIRST COMMENTER BADGES go out to these three quickies:

Jackie, Timmy, and Phenny!

Each of you gets one of these for your collection:

I was one of THREE FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser of March 26, 2019!

Then we waited to see if anyone would figure out this photo from our GUEST TEASER:

Would you believe it wasn’t all that long before we DID get a correct guess???????????????????    So who was the lucky guesser???

ME??????????????????

NOPE!   It was actually one of our FIRST COMMENTERS who was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER today…………………..

TIMMY!!!!!!!

WAY TO GO TIMMY!!!!!!

Want to know where this was?    We have a fun way for you to find out AND it’s our very own GUEST TEASER person who is going to tell you!

It’s been such a long time since we had a Teaser photo and Tell All video from our good friend Michelle of My Three Moggies……………what FUN to get this one from her after she very recently ran in a Marathon in beautiful, sunny Cyprus!!    THANK YOU MISS MICHELLE………….

Thanks to Miss Michelle of MY THREE MOGGIES for being our Guest Teaser on March 26, 2019!

It was a very tough Teaser…….but this spot is in Pathos, Cyprus, and as Michelle says in the video, the rock is known as the ROCK OF APHRODITE………….Timmy’s Dad was researching Greek Gods and happened to have seen this rock formation so that’s how he guessed it so easily.   YAY FOR TIMMY’S DAD!

We’ll drink to that!

Did you also guess right?    There were some others after Timmy to guessed correctly so if you were one of them, this is yours:

Pooey! I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of March 26, 2019 BUT I wasn’t first!

Then of course we have a big box of Greenies for those of you who guessed but were WRONG with your guess……..hey – there’s always NEXT week right?

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of March 26, 2019 but I got this GREENIE for my collection anyway!

So who’s UP for lunch?   Anyone?   If you are, follow us over to the cafeteria!

Hello you little Cherubs!   Welcome to the Cafeteria today…..enjoy your lunch – we aim to please!

OUR STUNNING LUNCH MENU:

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That’s it for another week students!   We’ll see you for more fun next week!

Your Teaser Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Tuesday Teaser Class

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Good Morning Class!  Have you COMMENTED yet?   Please do!

Hope you are ready for a tease of a Teaser today.    It is a GUEST TEASER and a challenge to say the least.     But we don’t want to scare you away by making you think it’s impossible – it’s not – but it will get your sleuthing talents working that’s for sure.

Oh boy!

First I’ll quickly flash up the rules AGAIN and the badges that are up for grabs today.    Ready?

READY!

Hey – I can’t read yet…..is that a problem?????

Shall we bring in the Cheer Team with the new recruit to give you all a cheer to cheer you?    They will put a little CHEER in your EAR!

We really must say after seeing the Teaser
It’s tough and will be a real brain squeezer
So buckle your seat belts and don’t be afraid
It won’t be as scary as a police raid!
Study the photo and give it a go
We know you are all becoming real Teaser pros!
Tomorrow come back and see who are winners
Even if you lose, you still get Miss D’s dinner!

Dinner? I want Lunch NOT Dinner!!!!

PAGING SECURITY GUARD TO GEOGRAPHY CLASS WITH PHOTO!

Want me to go see if I can find that security guy? Maybe he’s in the restroom?????

Reporting for duty – here’s today’s TEASER photo!

See?   We told you it was a whopper!   Good Luck!

I know – I know – it’s a couple of rocks on the beach and in the ocean somewhere sunny which is definitely not HERE!!!!

Not close enough – you’ll have to work a little harder and zero in on the LOCATION of those rocks and what beach and ocean that is – you’ve got the enthusiasm going – now turn it into a REAL GUESS!!!

I’ve got my THINKING CAT on – maybe it will help…….

Hey dummy….you’re supposed to wear a THINKING CAP not CAT!

You do things YOUR way and I’ll do things MY way!

Let’s head over to the cafeteria now for lunch…………….that makes everything better!    Tomorrow we’ll have our Tell All and pass out badges to those of you who win them!

Time for lunch students….please keep the cafeteria line moving….hope you enjoy today’s meal choices!

Isn’t it WEIRD that Miss D is so NICE now? She used to be a crabpot!

TODAY’S CAFETERIA MENU:

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See you tomorrow for the TELL ALL!!!!

Your Profs

 

Pre-Teaser Monday Class In Session

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Happy Monday!  

The crop of plastic plants out front of the school are looking perky.   I swear they’ve grown……….HAHAHA      Anyway, it’s Monday and here we are ready to prepare you students for tomorrow’s FUN and GAMES for Teaser Tuesday.

FUN and GAMES?  More like PAIN and AGONY!

Well we know you all love Teaser Tuesday so you can be grumpy if you want but we know better!

You want GRUMPY, you’ll get GRUMPY!!

Tomorrow we’ll be showing you a photo (right now I believe it MIGHT be a Guest Teaser but you just never know!)……………….and it will be up to you to tell us WHERE you believe the photo was taken. Easy right?   NOT.     Sometimes it’s downright impossible.    Here are our rules and they MUST be followed!

When we say MUST – we mean MUST!

And here are the badges that will be available for you to win should you BE so lucky (and smart!):

Now that you know how things will be going tomorrow, let’s just take a minute to remind you that the post will be popping up at a SURPRISE TIME.    As if it wasn’t already hard enough to guess where the photo was taken, we torture you with not knowing WHEN the post will arrive – – – – but you COULD be the FIRST to comment if you’re ALERT (and AWAKE!).

I’ll be ALERT – it’s the AWAKE thing I’m not sure about

Well just do your best everyone and we’ll be cheering you all on – of course the REAL cheering will be from our fabulous Cheer Team who has a BRAND NEW RECRUIT!    That’s right – many of you thought our little applicant should have a chance so she’s trying out today for the first time!!

Here we are, loud and proud
Your Teaser girls are now a crowd!
We’ve got a new chick and her name is Lucille
She knows how to cheer and she’s the real deal!
Tomorrow we’ll be back to jump and scream
So let’s hear it now for the new CHEER TEAM!

The new chick is totally GROOVY!

What do you say about heading over to the cafeteria – Miss Dingleberry is back full time and cookin’ up a storm.    Romance is officially on the BACK BURNER for her now.   She’s re-dedicated her life to GOOD FOOD and Ding Dong Sheep School!

I’m BAAACK and ready for action – and I don’t mean DATING ACTION!   I appreciate your effort students and faculty but I think I’m much more comfortable creating wonderful meals for all of you, than I am dating strangers (and trust me – these guys couldn’t have been any STRANGER than they were!).

Today’s Lunch Specials:

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See you at a SURPRISE time tomorrow students!   Study!   

Professors Angel Sam and Teddy

 

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Time to HOP!    Sunday is Selfie Hop day with Kitties Blue.   You ought to join us – if you want to, click their badge above and go for it.    We’ll see you there.

Mom realized yesterday when she grabbed her camera to take a couple of photos of me that almost ALL MY PHOTOS are the same.    I’m either in the Granny Chair in the guest room, or on the floor with my belly up, or SOUND ASLEEP and she’s right!    Of course the fact that I won’t sit still (usually) long enough for her to take my photo MIGHT be part of the reason…….but then there’s the fact that I do sleep a lot to be considered.

Here’s the photo she took of me yesterday – technically it’s not a selfie because I didn’t take it MYSELF but I’ve delegated the responsibility to my Mom so that counts!

See what I mean though?   I must have shared a bazillion photos that look just like this with you……………From this chair I can see across the upstairs hall to Mom’s office where I can keep an eagle eye on her while she’s at her computer………..however, obviously right now my eagle eye (and the other one too) are CLOSED TIGHT while I sleep.

I know I’ve probably told you why we call that chair I’m in “THE GRANNY CHAIR” but I’ll tell you again anyway.   The chair itself belonged to my Dad’s Mom and when she went to the Bridge Dad got it.    The quilt on the back of the chair belonged to my Mom’s Mom and it was a wedding gift to her when she married my Mom’s Dad in 1947.    Perfectly good name for that chair would be THE GRANNY CHAIR right?

Happy Sunday!!!  

P.S.   Did you think I forgot to do a puzzle for you puzzlers?   No I didn’t – I was saving it for last…..AND I’m not telling you who or what the puzzle is of.   You’ll just have to GO FOR IT!    Ready?   Set?   Go!

Click Here For Surprise Puzzle