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Travels in the South

Oh my friends.  Is it hot enough for you outside?  It’s so blistery hot that you just can’t do anything.  It’s all mom can do sometimes just to waddle to the mailbox and back.  Yes, it’s that hot here in the south.  In fact, it’s so hot here that I saw a yellow jacket taking off his jacket due to the heat.  It’s so hot that when mom buys bread at the grocery toast, by the time she gets it home it’s toast.  The chickens are laying hard boiled eggs.  The cows are giving evaporated milk.  Okay I’ll stop.  you get it.  It’s H.O.T.

Well with everyone having such a heat wave, I thought I would share a picture of you that mom took last Christmas.  Her and dad went and stayed in a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains.  They arrived one night and it was cold – shivers.  They woke up the next morning to a blanket of white.  Now doesn’t that feel cooling?  Close your eyes and think of it with me.  Better?

 

 
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Posted by on 08/03/2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels in the South

Hello my friends.  Today we are continuing our travels in the south with the visit from our friends Shoko and Kali’s mom/dad from Canadian Cats.  Last week we found Bill and Jean arriving here in the south – you can read all about that posting here.

On their second day here in the south, mom/dad wanted to take them downtown to a restaurant that is one of their all time favorites.  This restaurant is called Fogo de Chao and it’s a Brazilian restaurant.  This is an upscale all you can eat restaurant where they carve meat at your table side.  Mom had been talking to Bill and Jean about this place but regardless of how you describe it, you just don’t get the full experience of it until you are actually there in this beautiful place.

The first thing we need to discuss about the restaurant’s food are these devilish little rolls called PÃO DE QUEIJO.  Oh my southern heavens.  These things are totally awesome – they are warm, soft cheesy bread rolls that mysteriously come to your table throughout your entire meal in bowls.  It’s like the bowl just refills itself over and over and before you know it – three bowls are gone… not that mom would know from experience or anything like that.

The second thing we need to talk about at the restaurant is their HUGE market table salad bar.  This is a picture of Jean’s plate from the salad bar – look at all of the goodies!  Huge green olives, beef steak tomatoes, cucumber salads, imported cheeses, prosciutto, kale, chick peas, artichoke hearts, apple salad – that’s just a start of the goodies.

And just think – this is *just* the salad bar to get your appetite going a bit.  Doesn’t all of the food luck superb?  We all dug in like there was no tomorrow and Lord forbid like we didn’t eat just last night.

Then when you are ready for the real party to begin, you turn this disc over to green on your table.  That tells the gaucho’s that you are ready for MEAT. And then when you want a break you turn your disc back over which is RED for stop I need a break.  So are you ready for some meat my friends?  This is where they bring the spears of meat to your table and carve what you want.  They have top sirloin, bottom sirloin, filet mignon, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, lamb and pork.

Here’s a picture of daddy getting some house special.  See how they carve it at the table.  Then you have a special tong that you pull the meat off after the gaucho cuts the meat.  It is delicious.  And you can get whatever temperature you want – medium, well done, rare, whatever – they are there for you and your experience.

In fact, mommy kept telling the house special guy that he was her favorite.  What a suck up huh?

We all ate and ate and ate until our bellies were nice, round and full – overflowing with food and laughter.

Finally the discs were turned to red, the white napkins were waved in defeat.

All of us could barely move… so why not order dessert then huh?  Snorts with piggy laughter.

There was the matter of celebrating a late birthday in the crowd – Jean.  So we all choose strawberry cheesecake where the restaurant wrote around the plate Happy Birthday.  And Jean was a trooper blowing out her candle and we all jumped in one last time before ending another great meal with great company.

And you know there has to be that *one* picture that is taken to always look back on to remember what a great date this was.. and here it is.

 
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Posted by on 03/09/2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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Five Statements – Truth Revealed

Welcome back my friends to the reveal of the five statements.  Which one did you guess was true?  Did you pick it right away or did it take some work in thinking about each one?  Just what kind of person is my mommy?  Let’s see if you got it right.



Statement #01
– Mom got a sport letter and award in Track when she was in high school.   Winner-Winner.  Mommy actually was the assistant to the track coach in high school for two years and kept the scores for all meets.  This is how she gained her letter and award.  Snorts – you thought she ran didn’t you?  If mom ran, she says she would have two black eyes and two broken knees.  Now that is hilarious!  AND who was the first person to guess it correctly – my brother Easy.  He knows my mommy!

Statement #02 – Mommy loves Cabbage Patch Kids.  Really?  Mommy despised Cabbage Patch Kids.  If you are a true follower, you have read her story about the demise of her *cherished* Cabbage Patch Kid in a fierce game of Cowboys and Indians – snorts with piggy laughter.

Statement #03 – Mom graduated with a C average in high school.  C student – oh no.  Mommy was an honor graduate – straight A’s.  In fact, some would say she was a nerd!  The shock of that huh?

Statement #04 – Mom’s first pet she ever had was a snail named Igor.  This would have been cool but again no.  Mom’s first pet was a dog named Beast.

Statement #05 – Mom and dad met when mom was working her pole at her second job.  Now I had to throw this in there.  Of course it didn’t happen this way.  But once, mom/dad went to a book store when they were dating.  Mom wrote a check and the lady asked for her work number.  Daddy did tell the lady it was the Cheetah Club (which was a strip joint in Atlanta, Georgia).  The lady replied, “Yeah, right.  I don’t think anyone with Holly Hobby checks would be a stripper!”.  Now *that’s* funny.

 
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Posted by on 07/16/2015 in Bacon

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell

This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell  we are highlighting that one toy that you got as a child that you absolutely HATED – snorts. Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share.

Today, I’m letting mommy discuss the one toy that she got that she absolutely hated, despised, couldn’t stand and didn’t want – snorts.  Did you get all of that?

Well, without further ado – take away sweet mommy of mine.  Your story is safe here with all of my friends.

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Thanks sweet Bacon of mine.  When I was little I was what they referred to as a ‘tomboy’.  No Bacon, I’m not talking about a boy named Tom.  I’m talking a girl who likes to do boy stuff, like ride bikes, climb trees, play Cowboy and Indians and such.  Well, I did not like dolls at that stage in my life – I wanted to run with the boys.

Cabbage Patch dolls came out in the 1980′s and were a HUGE hit.  I was turning 11 that year and my mother – of all things possible in the world – got me a red haired Cabbage Patch doll – eeww puke – LOL.   It looked very similar to this picture of a Cabbage Patch Doll.  When I say I hated that doll, it would be an understatement.  I threw gently placed it in my bedroom far back in a corner under a lot of stuff so I didn’t have to see the freak.

Weeks passed and my mom was kind of upset that I was not playing with said expensive Cabbage Patch doll.  I mean after all, it was a toy.  My mother nagged and nagged and nagged – asked me repeatedly when I was going to play with the beautiful doll.  Until one day, I thought sure let’s play with the Cabbage Patch doll with a wicked look on my face.  Uh – oh, this can’t turn out good, right?

So I took the evil little Cabbage Patch doll out in the back yard to play.  I was out in the yard for a while before I came back inside of the house.  My mom was cooking dinner and looked out the back window and saw smoke.  My mom didn’t know what it was and asked me about it.  I told her it wasn’t important.  Hey, there’s smoke out there – it has to be important, right?  So my mother took me back outside to investigate the smoke.

That’s when me and my mom found it.  I say it because you see I never named that Cabbage Patch doll.  And, don’t think that I was a pyromaniac or anything – I wasn’t.  You see the story was that I was playing Cowboys and Indians.  I was a Cowboy and you guessed it – that Cabbage Patch doll was an Indian.   The “Indian”… AKA Cabbage Patch doll… got tied up to a tree because it wouldn’t say uncle.  Since it wouldn’t give in, I set it on fire.  End of Cabbage Patch doll – evil laughter.

 
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Posted by on 12/30/2014 in Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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On the Road with Bashful!

BASHFUL – the rolling stone…

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that everyone has been enjoying my postings on my field trip to Wally World.  I have a few more experiences to share with you on my field trip.  This Wally World (or Walmart to some) is a neat and huge place with lots of places for a rolling stone like me to hide and play. 

I admit that I did get in trouble a couple of times and mom/dad had to put me back in the buggy for a little time out.  You know the rules at the Hotel Thompson – “You do the crime, you pay the time”.  I just couldn’t help it though – I was so excited.  It was all that I could do to stay inside of the buggy and not jump around. 

Mom/dad told me that Wally World had a ‘toy’ section.  I didn’t know what that was at first.  But afterwards, oh clickety clack snap – that is Fun Town USA inside of Wally World.  I thought I would share today on my field trip in the Fun Town USA – the toy department at Wally World 🙂

20130507-221048.jpg First off, I got to meet some girls.  And let me add, these are just not ‘any’ girls.  These are Disney girls – hubba hubba – Ariel, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana.  They all welcomed this little rock in their little gang hanging out on the top shelf so everyone could see them.  Look closely – you can see me at Snow’s feet.  Don’t let their innocent looks fool you.  They were flirting with me left and right wanting me to take them home.  Mom said no that I was too young to date.  Darn, maybe later girls.

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That led us down the next aisle where I got to meet what they called a Cabbage Patch baby.  See, on top of the box there – that little Cabbage Patch baby threw me on top of her box.  She thought I could talk mommy into bringing her home as well.  It didn’t work.  She didn’t know that mommy is *not* a Cabbage Patch kind of girl.  In fact, mommy told me a story that made laugh so hard that I was passing pebbles.  Come close and I’ll tell you.  Closer – I don’t want her hearing me. 

She said that when she was little she was a ‘tomboy’.  I wasn’t sure what that was – I thought it was just a boy named Tom – but mom set me straight.  She said it was a term used for girls who liked to do boy stuff, like ride bikes, climb trees, play Cowboy and Indians and such.  Well, mommy didn’t like dolls at that stage in her life – she wanted to run with the boys. 

Cabbage Patch dolls came out in the 1980’s and were a HUGE hit.  Mom was turning 11 that year and her mother – of all things possible in the world – got mom a red haired Cabbage Patch doll – eeww puke is what mom said – LOL.   It looked very similar to this picture of a Cabbage Patch Doll.  When I say she hated that doll, it would be an understatement.  Mom threw gently placed it in her room. 

Weeks passed and her mother was kind of upset that she was not playing with said expensive Cabbage Patch doll.  I mean afterall, it was a toy.  Mom’s mother nagged and nagged and nagged – asked her when she was going to play with the beautiful doll.  Until one day, mom thought sure let’s play with the Cabbage Patch doll with a wicked look on her face.  Uh – oh, this can’t turn out good, right?

So mom took the evil little Cabbage Patch doll out in the back yard to play.  She was out for a very long time in the back yard before she came back inside of the house.  Her mother was cooking dinner and looked out the back window and saw smoke.  She didn’t know what it was and asked mom about it.  Mom told her it wasn’t important.  Hey, there’s smoke out there – it has to be important, right?  So mom’s mother took her outside to investigate the smoke.

That’s when they found it.  I say it because you see mom never named that Cabbage Patch doll.  And, don’t think that mom was a pyromaniac or anything – she wasn’t.  You see the story was that mom was playing Cowboys and Indians.  She was a Cowboy and you guessed it – that Cabbage Patch doll was an Indian.   The “Indian”… AKA Cabbage Patch doll… got tied up to a tree because it wouldn’t say uncle – rolls rocks eyes.  Since it wouldn’t give in, mom set it on fire.  End of Cabbage Patch doll – laughing.

Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s posting on my field trip and story about mom from childhood.  I’ll be back soon with some more On the Road with Bashful… the rolling stone soon!

Toodles – Bashful

 
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Posted by on 05/13/2013 in Bashful Field Trip

 

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