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The Valentines Date to Remember

 You voted for it and the two winners were Benedict and Rockelle for their hot date on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014.  The day started off with a lot of primping, planning and excitement.  Manny and Bashful helped Benedict get ready for the day as Princess Coralena and Virginia helped Rockelle.

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The day started off with the exchanging of some gifts.  In the picture to the left, Benedict gave Rockelle a special box of chocolates telling her how he feels.  Notice, “You Caught My Eye” was written on the box.  Nice touch Benedict!  In the picture to the right, Rockelle gave Benedict a red hot love ducky because she went quackers for him.  Nice touch Rockelle.

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Then, it was time for dinner.  Mom and dad researched a lot of restaurants that would be unique for the happy couple.  Something that touched both of them in

a different way.  Something that made them think of their homelands.  You know since Rockelle is from Australia and Benedict is

from the United Kingdom.  A place maybe they didn’t have from their birth places but something  that was unique to the United States.  Then the light bulbs went off in their heads and they knew of the perfect place.  Reservations were made and mom/dad (AKA the chauffers for the night) then bundled the two up for their romantic dinner.

 

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Yep, that’s right.  They went to Hooters on Tara Boulevard.  The night started off with some shots in the picture to the left.  After a few shots, Benedict and Rockelle loosed up a bit and started talking about their feelings for each other.  In the picture to the right, you can tell that there was a magnetic pull to each other.  Perhaps love was starting to erupt?

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. They did a few shots to loosen up – you know liquid courage.  Hooters is a great place that plays a variety of different music.  Once they were loosed up, they were rocking to the music.  Benedict asked Rockelle to dance.  They did the electric rock slide and the pebble shuffle… you know instead of the two step or twerking.

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After the shots and all of that dancing, they thought they might need to get something on their stomachs.  You know drinking without eating makes one light headed and who knows what would roll around then?  They started with some buffalo shrimp.  Who needs utensils?  It is finger food so they both dived into the plate.  Benedict was such a gentleman and actually wiped some sauce off of Rockelle’s face.  Of course the proper way would have been by using a napkin instead of using his tongue.  But she seemed to like it.

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Both liked fish so they decided to order the big fried fish sandwich.  It was enough to share.  And there is a reason that it’s called the big fish sandwich.  Do you see how big that fish is? This was certainly one that didn’t get away and was a keeper.   Benedict started on one side and Rockelle started on the other side.  They met in the middle.  And the little round things are tater tots. It’s often been said that Benedict looks like a potato so it isn’t a shocker that he absolutely loved the tots.  20140216-182219.jpg

20140216-182230.jpg And Hooters, they are known for their wings.  Yeah, that’s right. They’re known for their delicious wings.  They got some of those to try as well.  What’s a great night out if you don’t have lots of food.  And they were there for several hours getting to know each other.  The wings were fried, breaded and medium – mmmm – Rockelle loved them.

And, of course there is one more thing you have to do when you are at Hooters.  I’m not sure if you are familiar with this restaurant.  The staff is wonderful, gracious and very out going.  They were wonderful to Benedict and Rockelle on their special date night.  And since this was their first time at the restaurant, they wanted to give them a memory in a picture.  So, they all decided to have their picture taken with the special couple.

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Notice the two in the picture.  And the girls were gorgeous.  But after the photograph, Benedict assured Rockelle that she was the beauty and he only had eyes for her.  aaww – way to go Benedict!  20140216-182249.jpg

 After they left Hooters, they didn’t want the date to end.  They decided they needed something sweet.  And again, Benedict came through.  While they were in the back seat, mom/dad overheard Benedict tell Rockelle there was nothing they could get that would be sweeter than her.  I think by this point they were holding hands as well.

They decided they wanted ice cream so mom/dad (AKA Chauffers) took them to Baskin Robins where they enjoyed a scoop of snickers ice cream.  By this time, they wanted to sit at a separate table from mom/dad so they could talk by themselves.  Mom and dad heard a lot of giggles so it seems they were getting along great.

20140216-182257.jpgDate night must have went really well because the next morning, Benedict and Rockelle were seen in the kitchen sharing a heart shaped doughnut.  This special date night might be the start of something fabulous – maybe even a great relationship like Bogey and McCall.  One never knows.

So friends, pat yourselves on the backs for a wonderful twosome.

I would like extend a special thank you to Mike Fiely the manager at Hooters and his wonderful staff located at 6785 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro.  Ya’ll really helped this little piggy out in making this special date night one to remember for my pet rocks.  I would say, “You Rock!”

 
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Posted by on 02/17/2014 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Dear Bacon

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Dear Bacon,

I don’t get it.  Everyone calls me Spider Frog.  Why?  Can you explain that to me?  Signed Colorful

Dear Colorful,

Well my friend.  It could be because of your colors.  You see, Spiderman is a super hero.  His colors are blue and red.  And well, your colors are blue and red.  I wouldn’t be upset with your friends for calling you Spider Frog.  I would take it as a compliment that they think you are also a super hero – wear it with pride!

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Dear Bacon,

It’s most embarrassing here in my crib.  My brother Al – well he has no clothes on.  He always wants to snuggle with *me* because he gets cold.  Can’t my humans get him a sweater or something?  What do you think?  Signed Eeww

Dear Eeww,

Well, Al is just a different kind of kitty than you my friend.  Not all of us can be born with such good lucks as us fully furred.  Just because he looks different doesn’t mean you should treat him different.  He’s your brother – your fellow purr thing if you will.  Give him a shoulder to lean on and cuddle once in a while.

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I love to swim.  I know it seems strange and I’m not suppose to like water but I do.  Better yet, I like to play catch with sticks IN water.  Do you think it’s wrong for me to be different?  Signed CatFish

Dear CatFish,
No.  It is not wrong for you to be different.  Every one of us have to walk our own path to happiness.  No one else needs to pass judgement.  Live your life and if it makes you happy swimming and fetching sticks, I say go for it my friend.

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So every morning I get up, go to the bathroom and look in the mirror.  I think my eyes are sagging just a bit.  You think?  Signed Primp

Dear Primp,
You know what?  May I make a suggestion?  Stop looking in the mirror.  There’s no reason for you to worry about such things.  You’re gorgeous as you are my friend.  Walk with your head held up high and be proud of who you are.

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Dear Bacon,
What?  Why does everyone look at this picture and laugh?  I just don’t get it.  Can you please tell me why.  Signed Kitty

Dear Kitty,
Oh dear.  They’re not laughing my friend.  They are just looking at you and thinking what an amazing kitty you are.  You have talent.  I could *never* sit like that with my tail between my legs. Have you ever thought about joining a circus?

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Remember friends – send your pictures/questions to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 01/14/2014 in Dear Bacon

 

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Some of My Favorite Snacks

Some of you have asked what my favorite snacks are so I thought I would share a few.  Mommy has that mean old Mr. Arthur that chases her, especially in the winter time.  She always keeps cherries in the house and snacks on them herself because they are suppose to be good for arthritis sufferers.  Sometimes if I’m really lucky, she will take the pit out and give me the cherry.  Isn’t that nice of her?  They are delicious.  I like it when she snacks on these.

Around the holidays, we had some friends over to the Hotel Thompson.  Mommy fixed this bowl of Fish N Chips… creative huh?  Of course, since she used some of *my* gold fish, I got my very own little plate of Fish N Chips – mom style.  It was delicious!  I highly recommend them. 🙂

So, which are you?  Cherries or Fish n Chips?  Love ya! XOXO – Bacon

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Posted by on 01/09/2014 in Bacon

 

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 10


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Posted by on 12/10/2013 in Bacon, Christmas Cards

 

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I.am.so.gullible.

Okay, I admit it. With mom’s work schedule and our ‘regular’ per say television shows during the week, we get behind on other shows and activities. I think that is so normal.

Tuesday night, we didn’t have much going for us on television on our ‘regular’ line up so we ventured out to the Animal Planet. It’s a great channel – it has animals on it – how could we ever go wrong?

So after dinner, mom reviews the television guide and we chose a show called “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives”. We at the Hotel Thompson absolutely LOVE shows like this. They are educational, interesting and by George they are scary! Shivers – think about it. Do we really know everything that is under that vast ocean? I think not.

Mom/dad have been deep sea fishing several times in the past. They’ve often wondered with them being in such a tiny boat – compared to how big the sea is – what is under them. Heck, they have even thought this when they have traveled on cruise ships. The ocean is HUGE and very, very deep. And, scientists are finding new animals all of the time.

So, the title of this show on television last night, “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives” didn’t sway us to think that it wouldn’t be good. I mean yeah, megalodon sharks were prehistoric, right? Let’s reflect on some of the things we learned from the show last night.

Megalodon means roughly giant tooth. This term is really true when you think about the size of their teeth. A megalodon tooth was 7 inches long. Seven.inches. That’s over a half foot long. Watch out Freddy Kreuger.

A megalodon’s bite is fierce. It’s force when biting is enough to crush the skull of a prehistoric whale. This is compared to like you and I biting a grape – that easily. Shivers to mergatroid.

A megalodon is big. Do you understand that? B.I.G. Like 60 – 100 feet long big.

A megalodon’s closest relative per say is the Great White Shark. Okay, count me out on that family reunion. I’ll pass – enough said. Shivers.

So we invest some time in this great and wonderful show last night. It starts off with four people on a boat in the middle of the ocean in South Africa. They are all happy, taking videos, laughing and having a great time. The guy goes fishing and feels something on the line. It shows him reeling and reeling and reeling in the line…. flash forward 2 hours later. Whatever was on the line breaks off and it is now night time. Then, BAM, something hits the boat but never fear the video is still running. The camera is shaking, the video is jumping, everyone is screaming. It kind of reminded me of that old scary movie, “Blair Witch Project”. Then, something completely destroys the boat and the people disappear.

Days later, miraculously they find the video and are able to adjust the jumpy, screaming footage enough to hear, “Oh no shark”. Alright, I know. This should have given us some clue. When they are able to revive a video camera that was in the water, submerged fully, for who knows how long and then to pick up on, “Oh no shark”. At this point, daddy started laughing. Me and mom was ssshh’ing him to be quiet so we could hear. We were mesmerized to say the least. Daddy tried to talk and we both gave him the all knowing raised eyebrow look of hush. He finally conceded and sat in silence with a smug look on his face.

Me and mom were spellbound. What the heck was this huge shark in the water?! Then they started showing coverage from all over the world and calling some sharks submarines. Okay, just because we’ve never heard of a submarine shark, doesn’t mean anything. I mean, we are not marine biologists so we didn’t know. This show was good.

Okay, maybe not really good. Some of the so called biologists were in some way kind of weird on camera. We just chalked that up to them not being actors – snorts. The last five minutes of the show, this little blurb runs on the screen:

“Though certain events and characters in this film have been dramatized, sightings of ‘submarine’ continue to this day”.

What? Huh? Okay, we knew that megalodon’s didn’t exist but this wasn’t a ‘real’ documentary show. We looked over at daddy sitting so smug on his couch. He finally said, “Can I talk now?” Well yeah, this show bites now please do. That’s when he proceeded to tell us about this show being on the Discovery Channel a couple of weeks ago and people were upset because of the ending. Well, dad, you could have told us this an hour ago! I’m sorry, what channel were we watching? Sci-Fi? Comedy channel? Nope, sweet ole Animal Planet.

Snorts – what’s on the television next? Oh, that’s another blog in itself. We made the mistake of wasting another hour of our lives watching, “Voodoo Sharks”. This show was about the mysterious ‘Rookin’ who is a killer shark in the bayous of Louisiana. And, I kid you not when I tell you the captain of the hunt was… drum roll please… Captain Blimp.

Did I mention we have no lives on Tuesday nights?

 
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Posted by on 08/14/2013 in Bacon

 

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Georgia Aquarium

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Leave it to mom/dad to go on the neatest field trips by themselves.  Now, this little piggy is really jealous!  Over the weekend while mom was off from the worky place, they went to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mom took pictures – of course, she never leaves home without her camera – snorts.  Some of the pictures are amazing!  Mom/dad both said that it was a learning experience and they had a ball!

Look at the picture to the left that mom took of the jelly fish.  It’s like it glows in the dark!

 

Did you know that the Georgia Aquarium has more than 10 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium?  That’s right off their web page and I do believe it is true.  Mom took all kinds of pictures.  This little pig was awestruck.

At the Georgia Aquarium, you can even swim or dive with whale sharks.  Shivers – I don’t think I’m anywhere brave enough for that.  Do you think you could?  You can also have an encounter with a dolphin.  Now THAT I think I could do – 🙂

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Do you see that huge thing swimming there in this picture?  It’s a shark – shivers

I don’t know how mom/dad took it standing there and taking pictures with that giant swimming so close.  It was almost like you could reach out and touch it!  And the size – THUD – piggy down.

 

 

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This was one of my favorite pictures that mom took.  Look at that fish!  You just want to go, “Here fishy, fishy, fishy.”  It was huge.  That was definitely one that didn’t get away if you know what I mean – snorts.

Of course, dad saw this and wanted to get his fishing pole out – crazy daddy!

 

 

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Do you see what is in this picture to the right?  Look closely because there is a lot of green and you miss it. 

Just don’t turn your back because if it was a snake, it would have gotten you.  Drum roll – I know it was a pretty bad joke.

Mom said this was as close as she could get to that creature, definitely no close ups with the camera on him.  Of course, I told her that he was just green with envy.  HA – I know another bad joke. 

I leave it up to the professional comedians.

 

 

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Who doesn’t love the penguins?  Mommy said that she could have watched this pair all day long because they were really putting on a show. 

They kept diving in and out of the water acting like they were playing ‘tag’.  I can imagine how I do with the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson.  That’s fun!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed mom/dad’s field trip to the Georgia Aquarium.  It looked totally fun!  I have to wonder though.  I wonder if they would take a new pig guide?  I could walk people around that huge fascinating place with the best of them.  What do you think?  XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 07/18/2013 in Bacon

 

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Never Again Will I Enter the Unknown

 

There’s one room in the entire house that is off limits to this spoiled little pig.  It’s mom and dads office/work out room.  They say there’s too many things in there that I can get into – I don’t know what they mean by that – looks around innocently.

This weekend, the door was slightly ajar.  I looked in the kitchen and there was no mommy.  I could hear dad in the shower singing.  I looked down the hall and the purr things were asleep in the bedroom.  I thought what the heck and pushed the door with my snout.  I didn’t go in at that time.  I just opened the door.  Nothing wrong with that, right.

There was a huge machine against one wall.  It had long arms on both sides, was black and looked like there some kind of walking rubber thing on the bottom.  Dad says during the week when he comes in this room he rides the beast.  He comes out all sweaty.  This has to be the machine that dad calls the beast.  It didn’t look too scary to me… just big.  I wasn’t interested in that… it involves sweat, huffing and puffing.  Not my kind of idea of a good time.  But still I didn’t go into the forbidden zone. 

I looked to the right and got a little startled.  There was a giant Mickey Mouse standing there looking at me – I thought I had gotten caught until I realized that it was a big stuffed animal.  Nice though, I liked it’s big yellow shoes.  I could have fun playing with that.  It made like 4 times little ole me.  But still I didn’t go into the forbidden zone.

I saw a floor fan.  Seen those before.  Nothing interesting there.

I saw a bag full of books.  Seen those before.  Nothing interesting there unless deviled Bacon comes out in a destructive mood and wants to do a little confetti shredding.  Not interested in that today.

Then, I saw it.  OMP!  (Oh my pig!).  I whimpered, snorted, crackled like a rooster and told my little legs not to fail me now.  I ran as fast as I could to my bedroom and jumped in my little crate.  That’s where my mommy found me shaking when she came in from outside. 

It was a scary thing I saw in that forbidden room.  I will *never* venture or peek in there again.  In fact, I think when I past that door, I may walk a little faster.  Shivers – the thoughts of what could happen.  Dad might get a wild hair up his bum and do that to me!  I better be extra good to him for a while.  Oh, you’re asking what do you see?

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Scary isn’t it? 

I guess that was the one fish that didn’t get away.

I guess dad was the Fish Whisperer that day.

I guess he didn’t exaggerate on the size of this one.

I guess this Fish Tail was true.

I guess this Fish trembled at the sound of dad’s name. 

 

I guess he was right when he says good things come to those who bait. 

I guess he can give up his books Hooked on Fishing and Fishing for Dummies.  

I guess that solves the problem of To Fish or Not To Fish – that is the question.

Okay – snort – enough fish one liners – hope you enjoyed them 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on 02/25/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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