Friends – update your resume now! I saw this information on iFunny and couldn’t wait to share. Oh my piggy heavens – to know that we can all put this down is unbelievable. Just think of the doors it can open – snorts with piggy laughter. I’m off to update mom’s resume. I know she will thank me later.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
Paw Time with Houdini
Hello my friends – greetings from me on my couch here at the Hotel Thompson. I’m happy to report that my lessons on toy destruction from my brother Easy across the pond is coming right along. I did destroy my hippo this week – of course mom buried him afterwards. What can I say? He ain’t that scary when he loses his stuffing – barks!
And this week my new challenge is Gator. Gator came from Easy and let me tell you. Right now he is being a worthy opponent. He is not telling any tales and just like his ancestors – he has a tough skin. But we shall see how long that lasts with me.
Happy weekend my friends and I leave you of course with Jokes from Daddy.
Bacon’s Show and Tell
Thank you so very much my friends for making Bacon’s Show and Tell a great place to be every month.
This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are going to highlight what else but something embarrassing on your humans – snorts with piggy laughter! Has your humans ever did something so embarrassing to each other that to this day it still stands out? A joke? Something that was suppose to be serious but turned out hysterical instead?
This month – I’m giving it to my mom for her tale – hope you enjoy it my friends – snorts with evil laughter.
This happened many, many years ago when I was still single and I was living in my first apartment. After years of throwing rent out of the window, I decided that it was time to invest in buying my first house. Jim of course said he would help me with the packing – so nice of him. He came over after work one day and as I boxed items up, I would tell him what was in them so he could tape the box and write on the outside the items enclosed – you know the typical moving fashion. He would then stack all of the boxes in my living room awaiting to be moved to their new home. This went on all day long and we finally got everything boxed up – I was so happy!
The day of the move came and one of my girlfriends husbands owned his own company. He got his staff to come over and move me down the road to my new house. As they were moving the boxes, I heard snickers and laughs but I didn’t think of it. As we got to the new house and was unloaded the boxes, I had them place them all in one of my spare bedrooms so I could unpack them at a later time. Again, here was the snickers and laughter.
Finally my girlfriends husband took me to the side and he was laughing. He asked me if I had packed the boxes. I said that I did and that my boyfriend at the time taped them and wrote was in them. That’s when my girlfriends husband bent over laughing so hard that he farted. Yep he farted. What in the world?! He finally got himself together and said come here.
He took me to the spare bedroom where his workers were standing around laughing and pointing at my boxes. My ever so helpful boyfriend instead of writing kitchen items, bedroom, bathroom, clothes or dining room had written such things as porn, soft porn, whips, leather, dildo’s, sex toys, lingerie, etc.
#AtoZChallenge: T is for Tell it, in 6 Words
If you get a chance friends, check out my friend Coach Daddy’s blog. We were asked this month to say something in 6 words that was not so smart that we spent money on. Of course you can only imagine what I said – snorts and oinks. XOXO – Bacon
Not long ago, I had some cash in my wallet.
I even moved the Jack In The Box receipts out of it to accommodate it. Money! Like, bills. Not just singles! I felt like buying a 40, now that I knew what one was. I wanted to fan out the bills so you could see some of the 20s and post that effer to Facebook.
I don’t handle good fortune with even an iota of aplomb.
This fact made it difficult – but not impossible – to participate myself in 6 words. Every month, I compile a post called “6 Words.” Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence.
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Why I Gained Weight This Week
Okay I’m a big girl – okay not “BIG” girl but big in the way of I can admit failure from last week and not losing weight. You see there was the Red Velvet Oreo cookies that I found in the store. Red Velvet not being one of my favorite flavors but the hub unit’s favorite. Of course I bought him a bag – what kind of wife would I be not too, right?
So I call him and tell him that I have something special for him that night. Of course he is a guy with a one track mind so I have to tell him no not that – ha! But something he will love more – something that is his favorite.
So I hurriedly rush home to give him his bag of Oreo’s.
So to heck with dinner. Let’s open these bad boys up and try them. That’s when we saw that the cookie part was the Red Velvet and the white part of the Oreo was the cream cheese. We both grab one cookie – you know to test for taste.
At the same time we bit into our cookies. That’s when we heard the angels sing. Oh my heavens – these things are fantastic. Not overly sweet but you can taste the Red Velvet and the cream cheese. Yes we were hooked and – lowers head – no we didn’t stop at just one. You can tell by looking at the size of my butt. It is now the size of Texas.
And shakes head. I would like to say that the madness stopped there but I would be lying.
Oh no. That’s when I brought out exhibit 2 from my purchases earlier this day. Chili Nut M&M’s. Father, I have sinned.
Let me tell you something my friends. If you see this in the store, buy them. They freeze well… I’ve heard. They are just like regular peanut M&M’s. They taste wonderful…however, when you swallow you find a little heat coming your way. Not so much that you run for cover to drink a gallon of milk but enough to say “Hey, welcome to the party.”
So you see my friends, I know why I didn’t lose weight this past week. Admittance is the first thing, right? Here’s to a better week this week.
#oreos #redvelvetores #M&M’s #chilinutM&Ms
Spotlight Thursday – Hailey and Zaphod
Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this new series!
Age: 6 on January 13th
Location: Gatineau Hills, Quebec, Canada
Web/Blog Page: Hailey and Zaphod
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I first met them at my foster home. I was so excited to be out of my crate and to meet them that I was jumping around and spinning. I was like the Tasmanian Devil. I did settle and I thought – I bet these are people I can train.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? When the Lady started the blog and had count down to days without destruction. I knew I had her!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? There have been so many. First, I destroyed 2 crates and tore the guest room apart. Then there was this time I put a 2 foot by 1 foot hole in the wall of our new house 10 days after we moved. I could go on, but I won’t because it may cast me in a poor light.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? It is a tie. I am just that lovable.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? I think because Lady shares my crazy side people don’t realize I am a huge snuggly suck (once I am a bit tired and as long as there is nothing scary going on), and that as I have gotten older, I have calmed down a lot.
Age: 4 and a half
Location: Gatineau Hills, Quebec, Canada
Web/Blog Page: Hailey and Zaphod
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I met them at my foster home. My first thoughts were “are these nice people?” You see, I had been with some not nice people before I was picked up for hitchhiking. At that time, I was a little nervous.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? The moment I arrived and my foster mom was doing the house inspection/tour and I lifted my leg and peed on their bed. I never peed on anything like that in the house again (I did have a couple accidents the first month, mostly when I was scared).
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? I have been scolded for running out of the yard and I always think I am in the worst trouble and that they are going to get rid of me, but then I remember these are loving people who will keep me no matter what.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? My Lady – I am her sucky boy. She takes me for walks and does most of the daily care. Don’t get me wrong I love my Man (he throws the frisbee better), but she is my Lady!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? People see a German Shepherd and they are often scared. My people and those who get to know me will tell you I am one of the nicest dogs you will ever meet.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Hailey and Zaphod – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Daddy is a Smart Man
Yep, I said that out loud and you did not hear things. This little oinker admits that there are times that dad steps up to the plate and thinks ahead. Today was a special day for mom in theory – you know because it was Professional Administrative Day. Well, as you can imagine mom has four bosses and 30 co-workers that she does work for and not one said anything today on the official day. No card. No flowers. No lunch. No emails. No thank you. No acknowledgement. Zip. Nada. This broke mine and dad’s heart especially knowing how much mom gives and does. Is it really too much to ask for to be acknowledged and thanked at least ONE day out of the year? Shakes my piggy head.
But me and dad came up with a plan. When mom got home, we had a bubble bath ready for her and she had her choice of these two items – one with the bath and one after the bath. I know she’s on that DIEt thing but come on – she deserves it.
AND if you my friends have humans that got overlooked today too – I’m so sorry. Please give your human a hog and snout kiss from me and tell them we think they are wonderful! ❤
Administrative Professionals Day
Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –
Today , April 27th, is a wonderfully special day for not only Bacon’s mom but for all of the Administrative Professionals out there in the world. Whether you call them secretaries, administrative assistants or my personal favorite Octopuses, they do not get enough praise for what they do. They are the office keepers, the schedulers, the reminders, the speed typists – the office jugglers. They not only keep the work load going but they remind their bosses of their personal dates to remember and patch up the boo-boos that happen while at work. They should be praised daily and reminded of their wonders.
So by all means, don’t forget your office Octopus. Show them your gratitude. A small token of a card, a cup of coffee, a gift card, flowers or take them to lunch. Just don’t forget that special worker.
And to mom and everyone else – Happy Secretary/Administrative/Octopus Day. We here at the Hotel Thompson wish you all the best today. You are so worthy – we definitely couldn’t live without you!
Shopping Around the World
Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month. It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!
This month we are highlighting sandwiches. Show us your creativity and your best sandwich. What makes it special? What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? It can be more than five ingredients.
This was a tough one this month – not so much as to a sandwich but what to pick to post. I ended picking a sandwich that we all absolutely love here at the Hotel Thompson. AND, it’s simple to fix. Really – it looks like it’s complicated but trust me, it’s not 🙂
Normally we fix this sandwich a lot around the Thanksgiving -Christmas holidays because of all of the leftovers. You are probably asking yourself well what do you call it? This is our rendition of a Monte Cristo sandwich.
2 slices of white bread ($0.10)
2 slices of ham or leftover ham (if you buy the deli ham this comes out to less than $1.25)
2 slices of turkey or leftover turkey (again if you buy the deli turkey this comes out to less than $1.25)
2-3 slices of cheese – any kind. In this situation, we used one slice of cheddar on top and one slice of cheddar on bottom with one slice of swiss in the middle. (we had all of these cheese on hand and it came out less than $1.00)
Pillsbury pizza dough – yep you heard it. One can cost us $1.50
Powdered sugar to top. I’m still using a bag of powdered sugar that I bought some time ago. I’m going to say this might be $0.25
And you have your choice of any kind of jam you want to dip your sandwich into before eating. Here, we prefer a strawberry jam. One bottle usually makes it 4 sandwiches so for 1 sandwich – $0.75.
Build your Monte Cristo. Lay out your 2 pieces of white bread. Add a piece of cheddar, one slice of ham, one slice of turkey, one slice of swiss, one slice of ham, one slice of turkey and one slice of cheddar. Take your pizza dough and cut it into two slices. You just need a half slice to wrap around your sandwich completely – just like wrapping a package. Get your oil hot in your pan because now you are going to deep fry your sandwich. Yep, we are in the south – DEEP FRY that bad boy. When it is nicely browned on all sides, take it out and pat it with a paper towel. Then cut it into fours, place it on a plate and lightly dust it with the powdered sugar. Dip in your jam and enjoy. This is wonderful!