Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!
Today, September 28th, is an awesome day. It’s Ask a Stupid Question Day. Finally a day that we can ask all of those silly questions and not have anyone look at us a strange way. Speak up my followers – ask all of those questions you were afraid to ask today that you have been wondering about all year long.
I interviewed the occupants here at the Hotel Thompson. They came up with some great questions that I’m going to share. They’ll start so you can feel better about your questions. Remember no one is going to laugh at your question – maybe the answer but not the question – chitter chatter
“Why is Grape Nuts cereal called Grape Nuts when it has neither grapes or nuts?”
“If the Professor on Gilligan’s Island could make a radio out of a coconut, why couldn’t he fix a small hole in the side of the boat?”
“Why does Goofy always stand up on two legs yet Pluto remains on all four legs? Aren’t they both dogs?”
“Why do banks leave their doors wide open but chain their pens to the counter?”
“How come when the battery goes dead on the television remote, you think it will work if you press the buttons harder?”
“If a cat always lands on its feet and buttered bread always lands butter side down, what would happen if you tied buttered bread on top of the cat?”
“What color would a Smurf turn if you choked it?”
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Hello sweet friends and welcome to another great edition of Travels in the South. This past weekend, my mom/dad had to go to Alabama for a quick trip. While they were gone, they stopped at a restaurant called Top O’ The River in Gadsden, Alabama. Now this restaurant has special meaning to mom/dad. You see it was over 20 years ago that dad and his family ate here. They then told mom about it and mom and her family ate here. But mom/dad together have never been here. So going to this restaurant was kind of like a coming home if you will.
When mom/dad arrived at the restaurant, there was not a single available parking space in the entire lot. It was barely 5:00pm and there were 100’s of cars. Mom says this is a sure sign of good food to come. Finally mom spotted a parking space, they parked and entered the restaurant. That’s when they saw lots of people waiting in line. Mom/dad knew they were going to be in for a long wait so they put their name in and started looking at the menu. You can see the menu here. Amazingly, mom/dad might have waited less than 15 minutes and their number was called. Mom/dad were ecstatic to say the least. There were lots of big parties here that night so thank goodness it was just mom/dad.
Mom/dad got a fantastic seat at a booth next to the windows which was what – overlooking the top o’ the river. Cute huh? And what a view they had that you can see from this picture. Beautiful and serene, lots of green trees and there were some ducks swimming around in the water. Can you imagine what these trees are going to look like when Fall finally decides to get here?
The sweet little waitress came to the table and mom asked her what was good to get. She said that there platters were awesome and way more food than one can eat… although the platters say for one. So mom/dad said why not and went with the platter to share. Boy, were they surprised when the waitress came back with some starters in the form of cole slaw and cornbread.
If you have never had southern cornbread, you are in for a treat. Cornbread is one of mom’s specialties and dad says she makes the best. In fact here in the south, a good cornbread will get you a good man… so says mom/dad – snorts. But mom said this cornbread was fantastic! Cornbread is made with cornmeal, milk, eggs, some people add a little sugar although mom doesn’t, and this cornbread had corn and jalapeno peppers. This cornbread was served with a delicious creamy cole slaw and sliced onions on the side. Mom/dad said they could just eat these starters and be just fine. That’s country folks my friends – simple food for a fantastic experience.
But mom/dad ate all they could and before they knew it, it was time for the main course. Remember the platter was suppose to be for ONE person? Well here is that platter in it’s glory. There is boneless catfish fillets, popcorn shrimp, fried shrimp, chicken fingers, hush puppies and french fries. Doesn’t that platter look simply amazing! And the size of it compared to dad’s hand. Remember, the platter was for one person. There is no way! Mom/dad were so glad they decided to share the meal.
They ate to their hearts desire both of them afterwards being so full and happy. That’s what this experience was all about. Enjoying each other, sharing a wonderful experience and just enjoying the time and scenery. For a while, time stopped and mom/dad sat for a while and just relaxed for a bit away from everything. And of course, you all know my daddy. He’s never met anyone that he can’t talk to. Today was no exception.
On the way out of the restaurant, he met the restaurant mascot, Mr. Catfish at the exit door. They had a moment to discuss politics, the secret recipe for those wonderful catfish fillets and dad got directions home… that is after they visited the back deck of the restaurant for one last final view.
And that final view is what I leave you with today my friends. A reflection of a great meal with some wonderful memories made. And I have to ask you. When was the last time that you had a dinner with family that you just sat in comfort with each other, laughed and just let everything stop for a moment. Enjoy my friends.
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Welcome my friends to my Bacon’s Show and Tell. Today we are discussing embarrassing moments from childhood. Trust me. I have a good one to share today. I thought long and hard and have to tell you about my daddy. Snorts – yep poor dad. Are you ready for this? Here we go.
When dad was a small boy – I’m going to say around 6-7 years young, his mom took him shopping with her at a local store. This store had big tall windows all across the front of the store. Daddy and his mom was in the store shopping for a long time and finally got to the front registers overlooking the windows. Daddy told his mom that he needed to go to the bathroom and he was jumping all around – you know like some little boys do. So his mom told him to go out front and wait for her there. You know back in the day when you could actually do that with no worries that someone might take your child.
So there daddy was in front of the store and his mom was waiting patiently in line to buy her items. That’s when it happened. What do you ask. Well there were snickers, then rolls of laughter and then came the pointing outside the front window. You see, there was the cute little boy that was standing outside peeing. Not just peeing straight into a puddle. Oh no, that wouldn’t be my daddy. My daddy was outside peeing on the front windows and making designs with his pee. Shaking my piggy head. Yep, his mother was so proud.
His mom quickly paid for her purchases, stomped outside and without missing a beat picked daddy up under her arms and continued to the car. All the time…. daddy was continuing to pee freely in the air. Well, he did tell her that he needed to go to the bathroom, right?
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