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Shopping Around the World – REMINDER

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World in August.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world!

Me and my pal Fozzie started Shopping Around the World in April.  This has become a huge hit and we all want to know if we are paying more or less than everyone else – snorts.  We are going to do it again this month on Wednesday, November 26.

Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices.  It should be interesting to see the differences between.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.

Items to price this month:

  • Popcorn – Whatever you buy – post the price and the item
  • Beer/Wine – Whichever one you drink – post the price and the item
  • Chocolates – What’s your favorite – post the price and the item
  • Ice Cream – What’s your favorite – post the price and the item
  • Random Item of your choice.

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars

Wednesday, November 26, 2014!

Thank you very much for your ideas for the monthly listing. If you have any more suggestions to be added to my on-going list, please send them to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 11/24/2014 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – REMINDER

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World in August.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world!

Me and my pal Fozzie started Shopping Around the World in April.  This has become a huge hit and we all want to know if we are paying more or less than everyone else – snorts.  We are going to do it again this month on Wednesday, November 26.

Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices.  It should be interesting to see the differences between.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.

Items to price this month:

  • Popcorn – Whatever you buy – post the price and the item
  • Beer/Wine – Whichever one you drink – post the price and the item
  • Chocolates – What’s your favorite – post the price and the item
  • Ice Cream – What’s your favorite – post the price and the item
  • Random Item of your choice.

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars

Wednesday, November 26, 2014!

Thank you very much for your ideas for the monthly listing. If you have any more suggestions to be added to my on-going list, please send them to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 11/19/2014 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World in August.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world!

Me and my pal Fozzie started Shopping Around the World in April.  This has become a huge hit and we all want to know if we are paying more or less than everyone else – snorts.  We are going to do it again this month on Wednesday, November 26.

Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices.  It should be interesting to see the differences between.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.

Items to price this month:

  • Popcorn – Whatever you buy – post the price and the item
  • Beer/Wine – Whichever one you drink – post the price and the item
  • Chocolates – What’s your favorite – post the price and the item
  • Ice Cream – What’s your favorite – post the price and the item
  • Random Item of your choice.

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars

Wednesday, November 26, 2014!

Thank you very much for your ideas for the monthly listing. If you have any more suggestions to be added to my on-going list, please send them to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2014 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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Road Trip – Food Porn – Be Warned

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My mom is forever coming up with road trips for her and dad to take.  Sometimes she tells dad of her destination and other times she doesn’t.  This was one of those times she didn’t.  She told daddy, “Be ready in 15 minutes – road trip.”

Daddy got as excited as a two year going on vacation to Disney World.  He busily got ready and was in Albert waiting in 12 minutes.  I know cause I timed him – snorts.

So off they went in the Albert the Smart car, weaving in and out of downtown Atlanta traffic until they got to their destination – you got it The Varsity.  Daddy was in pig heaven.  He ❤ this place.  You know road trips have to revolve around food with those two.  Now you know where I get my food love from – snorts.

The Varsity they went to is located downtown Atlanta, Georgia.  This is the world’s largest drive-in and is very popular here in Georgia.  You are greeted as soon as you enter in the order lines with, “What’ll Ya Have?  What’ll Ya Have?”  It’s busy – especially if there is a game going on downtown.  I took this information off of their website:

“It sells more than two miles of hot dogs daily, a ton of onion rings, 2500 pounds of fresh cut potatoes, 5000 homemade fried pies, and 300 gallons of chili, all of which are made from scratch daily.”

That’s a lot ‘What’ll Ya Have’ my friends.  But I promised some food porn.  I didn’t forget.  I took all of these pictures from mom’s cell phone… which I might have borrowed when they got back home… and yes they brought me back some onion rings – snorts.  These pictures below are of mom and dad’s plate.  Which one do you think is which?  Mom likes her dogs with chili and mustard.  Dad prefers the works – chili, cheese and slaw.  Look good?

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Oh, and you heard me mention onion rings right?  They have the BEST onion rings.  Of course, this place is not for the diet at heart – trust me on that one.  Mommy says she gains weight just by SMELLING the food.  But this below – aaww goodness piggy down.  These onion rings are the bomb!  Mom and dad brought me some back.  Heaven.  That’s what I was in – piggy heaven!  Look at those crisp delightful rings.  Drool

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 You can not go to The Varsity without more fat being added to your butt dessert.  Mom and dad’s favorite is a warm fried peach pie topped with two scoops of ice cream.  Why two scoops?  Because mommy likes Turtle Track ice cream and daddy likes the Butter Pecan ice cream.  Perfect dessert to share.  See goodness below.

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20140710-082925-30565836.jpgAnd was this a dad approved road trip?  You be the judge of that in this picture to the left.  Yes, that is a Varsity hat he is wearing.  I think mommy took that picture in mid chew.  Glad to know I’m not the only one that doesn’t have any privacy.

You go daddy – keep chewing.  That’s the best sign that he is a very happy man.

The next time you are in Atlanta, be sure to check out The Varsity.  I know mom and dad will be back again…and again… and again.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 07/21/2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Dear Local Restaurant

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Dear Local Restaurant,

Greetings from your loyal fan, Bacon.  I found this picture on my mom’s cell phone last night.  I’ve been dreaming and fantasizing about it all day now.  It looks dreamy and yummy!  So delicious.  I can almost feel the cold soft ice cream on my piggy lips.  Smacks lips and squeals!

If I can persuade my mother to bring me through your drive thru say tonight around 7pm, could you fix me an ice dream cone this big?!  Oh dear piggy heavens – THUD.  Of course, it won’t fit in mom’s Smart car Albert so I will need your parking lot to snarf it down.  I will allow pictures of said destruction of ice cream cone.  Do we have a deal?

Signed, Bacon – You’re #01 fan of Ice Cream Cones

 
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Posted by on 07/11/2014 in Bacon

 

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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:

  • Price of internet for one month.  We are pretty fortunate here at the Hotel Thompson.  Our monthly internet service runs us around $15.00 a month.  We run my laptop, dad’s i-pad, mom’s computer and mom’s i-phone off of it.
  • A pint of Ben & Jerry’s.  If you don’t have Ben & Jerry’s, post what you do have.  Ben & Jerry’s is right up there with Häägen Dazs here.  It runs about $4.00 a pint.
  • A six pack of Coca Cola.  Mom just bought some at the market last week on sale.  On sale, they run about $1.99 – off sale $2.99 each
  • Coffee.  Whatever brand you buy, just be sure to list the brand and size.  Mom and dad usually get Eight O’Clock coffee.  It runs $6.00 for a 12 ounce bag.  If they are lucky, sometimes they can get it buy one get one free.
  • A regular sized Snickers candy bar.  $0.80 each
  • Grooming.  🙂 Most of us anipals get groomed.  How much does it normally cost you to go to the spa?  Snorts.  The last time Mouse Girl (one of the purr things here) went, it cost $40.00 – :O  This was for a wash, cut, groom and dry.  She’s girly like that – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud).  The last time I went, I cost $25.00.  There’s not much to fluffing a pig – snorts.

Are you surprised at any of the prices above?  Do tell.  If you have suggestions for the next Shopping Around the World – please email them to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on 05/28/2014 in Bacon

 

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Shopping Around the World – Don’t Forget

Me and my pal Fozzie started Shopping Around the World last month.  We asked for all of you to post prices on certain items in your part of town.  If you missed the posting, check it out here.  It went over so well, that we are going to do it again this month on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices.

It should be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.  These are some of the suggestions that were made – show your prices for the following:

  • Price of internet for one month.
  • A pint of Ben & Jerry’s.  If you don’t have Ben & Jerry’s, post what you do have.
  • A six pack of Coca Cola.
  • Coffee.  Whatever brand you buy, just be sure to list the brand and size.
  • A regular sized Snickers candy bar.
  • Grooming.  🙂 Most of us anipals get groomed.  How much does it normally cost you to go to the spa?

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars Wednesday, May 28, 2014!

 
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Posted by on 05/23/2014 in Bacon

 

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Help – Who Is Right or Wrong?

Snorts.  Friends – I need your help again on this one.  It’s really important that you sink your teeth into this one and help us out here at the Hotel Thompson.  You see, mommy has a problem.  When she gets stressed, she hits the hard stuff.  Straight up from the box.  That’s right – she goes for the ice cream… or in this case the Gelato.

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 We are not talking a small bowl – we are talking get the entire tub out and graze straight from the container.  It helps that she bought this new stuff from the market a couple of weeks ago.  That’s right – a couple of WEEKS ago.  See, she hasn’t done too bad in stressing – there’s still some in the container – snorts.  And it may last for several months here at the Hotel Thompson… especially this flavor cause daddy doesn’t like it – snorts.  That’s fine… it’s more for me and mommy.

And by the way, this new stuff is awesome.  Nods head up and down.  I *might* have gotten a couple of tastes… of course in a bowl silly – snorts.  Mommy wouldn’t share her spoon.  This is caramel swirl Gelato.  You want a closer look don’t you?  Here you go:

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See all of that caramel goodness?  When mommy gets her ‘tub’ out, she is in piggy heaven!  (I know I was.)  But I digress.  Here is where we need your help my friends.

When mommy takes her tub of gooey goodness out of the freezer, she nukes it in the microwave for 10 seconds to get the ‘hardness’ off of it so she can dig in with her shovel spoon.  Daddy says she’s two steps from insanity when she does this and that it’s not “right” to punish ice cream like that.

What do you think?  I mean personally, I like it either way and I’m not complaining – snorts.  But mom and dad laugh every time mommy does this.  Tell me she’s not the only one in the world that does this.  Tell me that daddy is not going to have to call the men with the little white jackets to come and take mommy away.  Thoughts?!  Please discuss.

 

 
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Posted by on 05/15/2014 in Bacon

 

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Dear Nacho, Noah, Buddy and Basil – Special Edition

 This week we have a wonderful special edition of Dear Bacon.  This week, our piggy friends Nacho, Noah, Buddy and Basil are stepping in to answer some letters.  We are so excited for their help!  Give them your attention and be sure to reach out to them about a great job they did this week!

 

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Dear Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil,
This is just me and my boys hanging out at the corner. We like to wear shades so the girls can’t see us checking them out. Do you have any more ideas on how to pick up chicks? Signed Three Amigos

Hola Amigos!  Whee piggies are experts when it comes to ladypigs . . . erm ladypets. The trick is to tell them how bootiful they are. Simple as that. Before you know it they will be queuing round the block for a piece of you! Those shades look PAWesome and slightly bad boy. All girls love a bad boy.  The Four Brochachos  ~ Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

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Dear Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil,
Finally spring is here! Time to get out my little ice cream picnic table and enjoy some afternoon treats. But I have to ask. Does that cone make my snout look big? Signed Hooked on Ben and Jerry

Hey there Hooked on Ben and Jerry’s – That pignic table looks super cute and I love the little parasol. I’m glad you ask about concerns about the way you look in pigtures because that’s something so many pets are going to worry about this Summer. With the PAWparrazzi round efurry corner it’s easy to find yourself in unflattering positions. However I don’t think you’ve got anything to worry about with having such a great figure. The impawtent thing is to pretend the camera isn’t there. You are FABULOUS and don’t you forget it fellow piggy!  Believe me – I’m Buddy

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Dear Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil,
If it fits, you must sits. I was only going to close my eyes for a few moments. Next thing you knew, I was in dreamland express. Where’s the weirdest place you ever fell asleep? Signed Boxcar Puppy

Hiya Boxcar Puppy – You look furry cute all sleepy there. The weirdest place I’ve ever fallen asleep. Hmmm, it would have to be the time when I climbed in the fruit bowl when Mummy’s back was turned. One minute I was on the little cushion on her lap, next I was on the table and by the time she turned I was curled up and napping in the nectarines! Good times furfriend, good times.  Sweet dreams – No Napping Nacho

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Dear Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil,
My dad keeps telling the most childish jokes. Really. He needs to give up his desire of being a comedian. This is the only look I can muster these days. Any more suggestions for me? Signed Tired of Faking It

Yo Tired of Faking It – Hearing you loud and clear there furfriend. You wouldn’t believe the jokes whee have in our house. I have found that a loud squeak or jumping off something and making lots of noise and mess during the punchline is a good way to stop these comedy dreams!  Noisily Not Laughing Noah

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Dear Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil,
Don’t let this cute, teacup size bunny fool you. It doesn’t matter how big the bun bun is in the fight but how much fight is in the bun bun. Inside I’m a jaguar waiting to pounce. Whistle. Get back and be afraid. How much fight do you have? Signed Splitting Hare

Wassup Splitting Hare – I am the same. Mummy says the biggest things come in the smallest packages because my massive pigsonality is overwhelming! Mummy calls me a git but I like to think I’m just feisty. Either way I get MY way and that’s what matters.   Any time you need a sparring partner shout for me.  Fight on Furfriend – Unbeatable Basil

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Thank you so much to Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil for this weeks special edition.  We appreciate it so very much!!  

Remember friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without your help.  Please continue to send your questions/pictures to me at baconthompson@gmail.com

THANKS!!

 
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Posted by on 05/13/2014 in Dear Bacon

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

Me and my pal Fozzie started Shopping Around the World last month.  We asked for all of you to post prices on certain items in your part of town.  If you missed the posting, check it out here.  It went over so well, that we are going to do it again this month on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Do a posting on your blog linked back to mine.  That way we can keep track of all of the different prices.

It should be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.  Mark your calendar so you can do a posting with us.  These are some of the suggestions that were made – show your prices for the following:

  • Price of internet for one month.
  • A pint of Ben & Jerry’s.  If you don’t have Ben & Jerry’s, post what you do have.
  • A six pack of Coca Cola.
  • Coffee.  Whatever brand you buy, just be sure to list the brand and size.
  • A regular sized Snickers candy bar.
  • Grooming.  🙂 Most of us anipals get groomed.  How much does it normally cost you to go to the spa?

Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars Wednesday, May 28, 2014!

 
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Posted by on 05/09/2014 in Bacon

 

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