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It’s Honest Day – but I Love the Way You Lie, in 6 Words

Today is National Honesty Day – how perfect huh? I was asked to participate in Coach Daddy’s blog today. Not for honesty but for something in 6 words that happens to be the opposite. I guess you could say a little piggy fib. Six words seems easy but when you think about it, it can be a challenge. Be sure to visit Coach Daddy to find out what this little oinker came up with – snorts. It’ll be worth your wild. Tell him Bacon sent you – have a great one friends. XOXO – Bacon

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A lie’s sometimes tough to pick out.

(For instance, quick – find the Storm trooper above. See?)

Lies in this 6 Words post are easy to spot. In fact, I asked for them.

Today, you see, is Honesty Day. So in contrary observance, I asked strangers, friends, bloggers, and a few strange blogger friends to tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies. Or, to quote modern British philosopher Phillip Collins:

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Posted by on 04/30/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Shopping Around the World

My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World.   We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.

Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA:

  • Loaf of bread – $1.00 on sale or $1.99 if not on sale
  • Gallon of milk – $3.09
  • Dozen eggs – $1.79
  • Gas per gallon – $3.61
  • Movie ticket – $1.50 at the cheap theater or $9.50 at the luxury theater (my mom/dad haven’t decided if the ‘cheap tickets’ are worth it.  Last time they went, they thought they were going to have to get the jaws of life to get them out of the seats made for children – snorts)
  • At the movies, how much are the concessions? – $20.00 easy – Bucket of popcorn/2 drinks (at either place – the cheaper theatre or the luxury theater).
  • McDonald’s cheeseburger – $1.00 for a plain one or $3.49 for the Big Mac
  • Jar of peanut butter – Store brand $1.88 for small jar or name brand $4.99 or higher!
  • A can of Fancy Feast cat food – $.69 each!

Are you surprised at any of the prices above?  Do tell.

 
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Posted by on 04/30/2014 in Bacon

 

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Shopping Around the World – Don’t Forget My Friends

My friend Fozzie and I were talking the other night about shopping prices from around the world and how different they are.  Don’t forget to do your posting tomorrow,  Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Post what you can – have fun!

It should be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.  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.

And work with the list however you can.  If you don’t have gallons, show what you do have.  Have fun my friends and I’ll see you tomorrow!

 
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Posted by on 04/29/2014 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

 

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What can I say? I’m a chick magnet. Every time I go through the park, the chicks follow me around. It kind of makes me feel like the Pied Piper but with chicks – bark. Signed The Dog

Dear The Dog,
Snorts. I have to admit that you are the dog my friend. Not only one or two chicks – you got the entire clan. Way to go. Don’t walk – strut – you are the dog!

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Oh surprise. Do you think the kids here will be able to guess what their new toy is? Rolls kitty eyes. This is only the beginning of the torture I’m in for. It’s time to get the nails out. Signed Surprise

Dear Surprised,

Let me start by saying yes it is awful that they ‘wrapped’ the kids new toy. But then again on the other hoof, that is so funny and cute. Just think how surprised the kids will be! Snorts. But I have to tell you, you have the patience unknown to me. They even wrapped your tail! You can’t really blame the humans. I mean, you did sit still long enough and allowed them to do this to you. Snorts

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Dear Bacon,
Meow. The humans have this game called Twister. They are in awe of it. What’s funny is the woman human bought this rug from the front room thinking it was just darling and it is. But all I can do is think of their Twister game. Purr thing on blue. Just wait until I stretch to the yellow or red dots. Insert evil purr. Signed Cat Twister

Dear Cat Twister,
OMP (Oh my pig!) You are so right. That rug does look like Twister in an off strange way. That is so cool. I think you should call in the dog, the humans and others in the neighborhood to play with you. It would be outrageous!

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Dear Bacon,
You’re really not the only one with skills my friend. Sometimes when the humans leave up their laptop, I jump on for a few. These humans are twisted. I saw a picture of them on line and I guess my face shows you what I think. My eyes are burning. Signed Shocker

Dear Shocker,

Snorts. Sometimes my friends you should just simply leave things alone when the humans are involved. What is seen can not be unseen.

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*Remember my friends, keep your pictures and questions coming. Send them to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 04/29/2014 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Oh Dear – My Parents Are At It Again!

Let me start by saying that this posting has LOTS of food in it with pictures.  You know my mom and dad – they are professional eaters.  They get into trouble every possible way.  They called a field trip this past weekend.  They jumped in Albert, mom’s Smart car and off they went.  There is a restaurant about 30 minutes away called The Vortex Bar and Grill in an area called Little Five Points.   They say it’s awesome.  First off, it’s a bar and most of the workers have tattoos and no one under the age of 18 can come into the restaurant.  I guess that leaves me out since I’m just over two – snorts.

20140414-101402.jpg This is daddy posing outside of the entrance to the location.  I know I’ve talked about this restaurant before but I’m not sure if I’ve posted pictures of the awesome food – which mom and dad say is awesome…. shuffles hooves… I wouldn’t know because someone didn’t bring me home a piggy bag.

Like I was saying, the front of the building near the entrance has the huge skull that you walk through.  Scary looking huh?  You can see the name of the restaurant on the side to the right of dad’s head.  NOTE: Someone told mommy that it looks like daddy has rabbit ears over his head from the jaw line of the skull.  Snorts – I think it does too.  You?

The day that mom/dad went, there was no line.  Usually the line is out the door.  Inside of the location, it’s dark and cozy.  Mom and dad say the inside is rather small so the tables are tight.  You make friends really quick – snorts.

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 They started off with a Mighty Meaty Chili.  This is how the menu describes the chili – menu wording not mine – just remember that :

Made with ground sirloin, chipotle & habanero peppers and a secret combination of seasonings but no beans ’cause it’s MEATY.  It’s definitely got some heat to it so please don’t order if you’re a big pussy”

Yep, that’s what it says.  The picture to the left is of the cornbread that comes with the chili.  Daddy says you really needed that because the chili was H.H.O.O.T.T.  Thank goodness mom and dad split a bowl – snorts.

Mom and dad followed the spicy chili up with an appetizer of Cheddar Balls O’Glory.  That’s what I’m talking about – cheese balls.  Licks piggy lips.  And of course, I’m going to tell you the wording off the menu… why?  Because it’s so interesting 🙂

A plate full of beer-battered, deep fried balls of cheddar cheese, served with jalapeno ranch dressing.  These are by far the tastiest balls you’ll ever put in your mouth.  You know you want some, so just bite our cheesy balls”.

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Now with all of this wonderful food so far, you know the main meals have to be out of this world!  And yeah, mom and dad wanted to sample a lot.

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Dad ordered what they called a Meat Packer Melt –

“A sirloin patty topped with sliced turkey, ham, American, Swiss and cheddar cheese all griddled together on swirled rye bread.  This is the best patty melt you have ever put in your mouth.”

Dad says this was the bomb!  It was deliciously served with tater tots – one of his favorites.  The last time he came here, he ordered the Double Coronary Bypass and trust me – he almost had one!  He had plenty of leftovers that time.  This is what it is:

“One big half pound sirloin patty topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese and eight slices of bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwiches that we use in place of the regular hamburger buns.”  

20140414-101438.jpgAnd mom, we can’t leave mommy out.  She went grandstand too.  She got the Cubano De Libertad.

“A fresh baked roll filled with slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles and spicy mustard grilled flat and drenched in Mojo sauce.”

Okay – let me add that this little oinker was not harmed in the making of mom’s lunch.  See, that’s how she does me.  She runs off and eats pork.  Shakes my piggy head. At least she didn’t order the sandwich they call, “Three Little Pigs”… I don’t even want to know what’s on that one – Snorts.

So, that’s my wild humans.  If you want to see more of the menu, look here at Vortex.  It is by far great reading, mouth watering and delicious sounding.  You gotta check it out if you get a chance.  Happy Eats!

 
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Posted by on 04/28/2014 in Bacon

 

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the bullet train from Tokyo to kyoto.

Oh my. These are beautiful pictures! This was definitely a trip of a life time! Check out more of Bashfuls trip – XOXO – Bacon

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 photos of maiko and geiko in kyoto

The cherry blossoms were out in Japan but paled compared to the beauty and poise of the women we saw them after we left the temple of Higashi Honganji.Cycling through the streets of Kyoto.

 Lucky us, after getting off the bullet train we grabbed our bicycles and toured around the back street of KyotoShane and Sharon with examples of Yuzen dying .

 A highlight of my trip was providing an opportunity for my son and I to take part in the ancient art of Yuzen Dying. This was bought to Japan in the 16oo’s and is still used today to decorate fabric including Yukata and Kimono.Bashful at ll
Another highlight of Kyoto was the Manga museum and library.  Bashful chose some American contributions to take to the faux grass reading area.photo of Ryokan in Kyoto

Bashful was starting to get a bit tired so our Ryokan (homestay) accommodation was very welcoming to him.

Photo of Shane and girls in mieka costume

We leave the very, very beautiful city of Kyoto and my son leaves his new  friends. Join us next time…

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Posted by on 04/27/2014 in Uncategorized

 

Silent Sunday

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Do you get it?  Can you figure it out?  Snorts – so funny!

I have this poster in my bedroom on my wall.  Underneath it, mom put up this sign:

Bacon’s Moo Shoe Pork Palace

Funny mommy huh?

 
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Posted by on 04/27/2014 in Bacon

 

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Snorts – Figure This Out

Here you go. A single picture with three items in it. Can you figure it out? Think hard about it now. Mommy described the items to daddy and he got it pretty quickly. I was shocked. Let me know what you figure out 🙂 20140330-183636.jpg

 
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Posted by on 04/26/2014 in Bacon

 

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Cards and a Package

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 Earlier in the week, I got two things in the mail in ONE day.  You talk about a piggy being excited and running around the house squealing – that was me!  Of course daddy was mean and wouldn’t let me open up anything until mommy got home from the worky place… he’s such a bubble popper – snorts.

When mommy got home, I was walking the floors looking for her.  I was kind of excited and didn’t wait for her to even change clothes before I was jumping on her and squealing.  We opened my card first… piggy blushes.  It was from my girlfriend Nylablue and her mom Sherri-Ellen.   They are so sweet.  I borrowed dad’s credit card a couple of weeks ago and sent them both a pick me upper from this winter snow.  I think they enjoyed it!  Plus the package had daisies and lady bugs on the boxes… I was hoping that my Nylablue would correlate that with a date we went on back in  March.  You can read all about it here.

Thank you my sweet purr thing Nylablue and my sweet friend Sherri-Ellen!!  ❤

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Then I got a package from down under – that’s right Australia from Fozzie.  I squealed!  Look at the goodies she sent me – and OMP (oh my pig) isn’t that piggy pencil holder/pencils the most adorable thing you’ve seen since I was a baby piglet??  Fozzie even sent my mom some Mickey Mouse band-aids.  Personally between you and me, I think mommy wanted a boo-boo just so she could use a MM band-aid.  They are adorable!  AND, my stickers – YES!  I can’t wait to use them on some special letters I’ll be sending out soon.

Thank you so very much my sweet dear friend Bev!!  You rock and made this little piggies day!  ❤

 
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Posted by on 04/25/2014 in Bacon

 

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Java Truck

Mom had a dream last night.  Rolls piggy eyes – who would have thought it would have *anything* to do with food.  She is my mommy – snorts!

Mom told me and dad about her dream.  That’s when dad came up with a brilliant idea.  What if… now go with me on this… what if instead of ice cream trucks that came through your neighborhood there was Java trucks?

Mom did a little research and there are areas that have food trucks that have this option which would be cool.  But what about a neighborhood Java truck like around 7AM every day?  I know for sure mommy would be running out with robe, slippers and curlers in her hair every morning to get a cup.  What about you?  Wouldn’t it just be a hit and pure awesome?

And hey – donuts would just be a perk – hint hint.

 
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Posted by on 04/25/2014 in Bacon

 

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