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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

My friend Fozzie and I were talking the other night about shopping prices from around the world and how different they are.  We are trying to put together a posting of Shopping Around the World scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

It should be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.  Show your prices for the following:

  • Loaf of bread
  • Gallon of milk
  • Dozen eggs
  • Gas per gallon
  • Movie ticket
  • At the movies, how much are the concessions?
  • McDonald’s cheeseburger
  • Jar of peanut butter
  • A can of Fancy Feast cat food

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Bacon

 

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National Animal Cracker Day

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 Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here -

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world -

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April 18th is National Animal Cracker Day.  What a fantastic day!!  Elephants, lions, tigers, bears and monkeys oh my.  These are small little sweet cookies shaped like zoo animals.  They were first brought to the United States during the 1800′s.  The demand for these wonderful little cookies skyrocketed and demand was over the roof!

Stauffer’s Biscuit Company was the first company to produce animal crackers in 1871 in York, Pennsylvania.  Other local bakeries came together under the National Biscuit Company or “Nabisco Brands”.  In 1902, the famous Barnum’s Animals circus theme box came out.  Bacon’s mom says that she remembers her parents bringing her these little boxes as a treat.

Did you know that since their start in 1903, there have been 37 different animals included in the Barnum’s Animal Crackers?  Today, more than 40 million packages of animal crackers are sold each year around the world.

So on this National Animal Cracker Day – enjoy a box OR TWO of these sweet delectable bits.  Just remember though, if you are going to eat in front of the pig, you have to share!  Animal crackers are one of his all time favorites.  In fact, mom buys him the economy bucket size at the warehouse :)

 

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Sleep Tight Little Bacon

 I can admit that my life here at the Hotel Thompson *might* be a little privileged – just a bit.  I like a little structure in my life.  When it’s time for me to go to bed at night, mommy tells me to go get ready for sleepy time.  I go do my ‘business’ and then climb into my toddler bed in my bedroom.

Mom then comes in to my bedroom and tucks me into my bed with my favorite Egyptian cotton sheet.  She then reads me a bedtime story or we watch a short cartoon on my television.  Mommy usually leaves the room once I’m asleep…. like this picture.

She often wonders what I’m dreaming about with this look of peace and happiness on my face.  It could be that I know I’m loved.  It could be that I’m just happy.  It could be that I know I’m a little spoiled.  It could be that I’m dreaming of my girlfriend.. Nylablue.

What makes you happy and brings a smile to your face my friends?

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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Bacon

 

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Peep Show

Snorts – I thought that title might get your attention – “Peep Show”. I wasn’t lying. This is a Peep show. Easter is this weekend and we have to think about those famous ever lasting Peeps. They make them in so many different colors and are wonderful! They’re just marshmallow goodness – I heart them!

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You can find Peeps shaped like chicks, bunnies and even other animals. They are mainly sugar, corn syrup, gelatin and food dyes. Mommy tells me that they are 100% sugar and she actually limits me on what I can have. Can you believe that?

Hopefully the Easter Bunny – hint hint – will remember that I especially love Peeps and bring me some in my basket. Just a few. I wouldn’t want to get any cavities or anything.

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Or hey mom – maybe we can remember Peeps the next time we cook out in the magical backyard here at the Hotel Thompson? I’ve heard they can be good over the fire too in between some graham crackers. Hint – hint

Do you like Peeps? What’s your favorite kind? I particularly like the yellow chicks… or the chocolate covered ones… or the LARGE ones… or ooohhh the Ghosts at Halloween.

Okay – I give. I LOVE THEM ALL!

 

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Bacon

 

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Bacon’s Towel

My friend Cocco had a contest for a free personalized bath towel in March and I won.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was – and still am!  I’ve been putting off on a post because mommy was hoping that I would actually use the towel – snorts.  She’s so funny.  The bath towel came to the Hotel Thompson, mommy unwrapped it and it was cool.  She tried slowly to introduce me to the towel.  You say why?  Well, shuffles hooves, new things they kind of scare me – just a little.

Bath time rolled around this weekend.  I blew bubbles… stomped my hooves… rolled around in the water… dived for carrots.  You know – all in all had a great time.  Time came for me to get out and mommy got my new towel.  Well that’s when mommy learned something new.  I can shake worse than a doggy when getting out of the tub.  Mommy should have just gotten in the tub with me because she got wetter than I did – snorts.  What can I say?  It’s what I do.

She grabbed my towel but to tell you the truth, it didn’t smell like mommy.  It’s a cool towel too.  I squealed like bloody murder so mommy couldn’t towel me off, hold a squealer and take a picture too.  Maybe next month… maybe.

But here is the adorable towel.  It’s black with green lettering.  The towel came from Trixie Wilkie with Adorable Banner Company.  It is a really cool towel and mommy highly recommends it.  From the picture, you can tell there are little pockets where you can hold on to a squealing pig… or dog … or cat… so they can’t get away.

Never fear – mom says she’s going to try again next month in trying to get a picture taken with me and the towel.

Thanks to Cocco and Trixie for the brilliant towel – love you guys!!

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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Bacon

 

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Blast from the Past

This perhaps might not be a toy from your past, but surely you remember these?

Mom and dad said these ‘horses’ used to be out in front of the five and dime stores.  You would put in some money and get the ride of your life for perhaps 2-3 minutes.  Sometimes if you were lucky, they had cars instead of horses.  Mom and dad both said when they were little (which had to be MOONS ago – snorts) they used to ride these for 10 cents or a quarter.  Mom said that she hasn’t seen these in some time.  Have you ever rode one?

Nowadays, they have carousels like the one below taken from Wikimedia.  These can be found in malls and we have a close one.  When my cousin Savannah was younger, mom/dad would take her to the mall shopping.  If she was good, she got to ride it on the way into the mall.  If she was good shopping, she got a repeat ride on the way out of the mall.  Cool huh?  That little Savannah got to ride all of the carousels in our area at malls for a while.  There was one in the Macon Mall that was FAST.  Mom/dad called it a roller coaster – snorts.  Have you rode a carousel?

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Bacon

 

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IRS – TAX DAY

 Snorts – Today is the dreaded TAX day.  Post offices will be working overtime today and tonight making sure all tax submissions are dated today.  Never fear though – mom and dad have already taken care of their taxes.  They are good for another year – YAY!

Who couldn’t resist a little funny on the deadline for submitting your taxes, April 15.  Mom and dad says this cartoon is way to truthful.  Enjoy!

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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Bacon

 

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