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National Pick Strawberries Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

May 20th is a wonderful glorious day.  It is National Pick Strawberries Day – what a great
day to enjoy.  I know that this is a day that the pig Bacon can wrap those jowls around.  He absolutely LOVES strawberries and that’s a huge understatement.

Today, start a new tradition.  Go find a strawberry field and pick your own strawberries.  Start a family tradition.  I think Bacon’s mom is actually going to go and pick the little fellow a few of his own today. I wonder if they will let Bacon come and pick his own?  Chitter Chatter – that would be a picture for the blog!  Enjoy my friends!

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

Welcome my friends to another week of Rocky’s Nut Brunch.  Today I want to share something with you that I found and was in awe about.  In fact, I immediately had to call Bacon’s dad and tell him.  This was huge news.  Do you know who Lee Jun-fan is?  Maybe you know him better from his stage name – Bruce Lee.  Bells go off now?  He was a Hong Kong and American actor famous for his martial art skills.  He was even the founder of his own studio in the martial art Jeet Kune Do.  The man had skills upon skills with his moves.  He is also known for his quotes.  One of them being:

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is specifically your own

That makes you think doesn’t it?  But I’m done yet blowing your mind on Bruce Lee.  Let’s talk about Bruce Lee way back when he was a teenager.  In 1958, what championship do you think he won?  Go ahead and guess.  I bet you never would guess the answer.  We were all shocked here at the Hotel Thompson.  What was it?  In 1958, Bruce Lee was the Hong Kong Cha Cha championship winner.  Stunner huh?  So there you go, that blows our minds.  Did you know this?

 

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Happy Mothers Day Moms!!

Today is a wonderful and glorious day – Mother’s Day.  I appreciate my birth mother, Bertha, and I love her very much.  If it wasn’t for her and my dad Champ, I wouldn’t be here, right?  Snorts.  So I’m very thankful for my mother – Happy Mother’s Day mommy Bertha.

 I’m also very thankful for my adopted mother.  Mommy Bertha gave me life but my adopted mom gave me a home full of love.

I’m also very thankful for my nana.  If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have my adopted mommy.  See how these things work?

I am so excited to share this date with you my friends and wish you all a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with love and snuggable hugs.

Trivia Knowledge – did you know that the first Mother’s Day was May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia.  That’s good trivia knowledge that I learned from Journalist Rocky the Squirrel.

So from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson –

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY – WE LOVE YOU!!

 
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Posted by on 05/13/2018 in Bacon

 

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Eat What You Want Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world 

 May 11 is Eat What You Want Day. Now, I know that little pig is going to celebrate this date. This is actually something he can wrap those little chompers around!

What would you like to eat today? Health permitting, go ahead and splurge just for today. Tomorrow, it’s back on plan. Eat all of your favorite foods and snacks. It is one single, solitary day in the year to go off of the diet and eat something you really enjoy. I know I will be partaking in extra nuts and seeds for today. I have to keep this trim body intact. Bacon well, he’ll probably eat everything and anything he can get.

 
 

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National Clean Up Your Room Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here – Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world 

May 10th – the perfect holiday for ALL parents far and near.  If you have kids, you can relate  to this National Clean Up Your Room Day.  The kids may think that everything in their ‘organized’ room is treasure and things they will need tomorrow but we all know that plate, one sock, various toys and Lego’s and clothes are things that need to be cleaned up.  Sometimes the mess is so bad that you can’t walk through the room and stuff is packed under the bed, the dresser and the closet is overflowing.  How do these kids live in this mess?!

To mom and dad’s delights everywhere – today is National Clean Up Your Room.  Get out your shovels and pull the truck up to their window.  It’s time for everyone to clean their rooms.  Especially that Bacon, he’s not perfect either.  I took a picture of that little fellows room before his mom got to it when she got home from work.  WOW – that’s all I can say.  I can just imagine the places I could hide some nuts in that room – chitter chatter.

P.S. my friends.  This day also applies to adults.  Kids make sure you check your parents rooms as well.  Fair play is fair play !

 
 

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Squirrels, Rabbits and Bigfoot – OH MY!

At the Hotel Thompson, we have a lot of woods in the backyard. It’s a good thing for privacy. There’s also a small creek that runs behind the property line. That’s a bad thing for the long slithery things that come out of it wanting to venture into our backyard – shivers. But, there’s other animal life back there. I’ve seen it all from my window in my bedroom.

There’s squirrels that hang out playing tree games jumping around and secretly taking our pictures for their photo albums. Sometimes they come up on the deck asking to borrow a cup of nuts. Personally, I think that Journalist Rocky the Squirrel sends over his family to sponge off of mom and dad. I’m just sayin’ – snort.

There’s also a family of rabbits that play in the woods and come into the back yard. They are fast. Last year, they were all babies and this year they have now grown up into beautiful adults.

Mom throws out bread and seed for them to eat. And, they love the clover in the back yard. There’s lots of that for their little buffet meals.

And let’s talk about frogs. Oh thud – the frogs are so loud at night! You can hear them from the creek croaking at night. It kind of calms you down a bit and it’s memorizing.

Other times you just want to hang out the back door and yell, “I’m fixing frog legs tonight, any takers?” Just piggy joking. We wouldn’t do that – PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud).

And then, the other night we saw something that was unique and interesting. Mom, the ever ready camera gal, took a picture. Of course it came out blurry. I mean, come on it wouldn’t be a sighting if it wasn’t blurry, right – snort? There it was walking slowly through the back yard. It looked directly at her. I was in my room watching and it scared me so bad. What was it you ask. Are you ready for this? It’s unbelievable!

PIGGY DOWN! I was in shock. It had all of the signs of the legendary Bigfoot. Camera picture blurry, tall, hairy – it was BIGFOOT.

Then, I took another look. It had a slight resemblance to someone that I recognized. Shucks, all that fuss – my bad. It was just my dad walking through the back yard. Darn it – I was that close to being famous. Oh well, close though. I’ll keep looking. 🙂

 
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Posted by on 05/07/2018 in Bacon

 

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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

I admit that sometimes as a squirrel, I have a lot of time on my hands.  I know I live in a good neighborhood and don’t really have a need for much.  Bacon’s parents keeps me and my family in nuts and water.  There are no big dogs chasing us in our yard – just Houdini and Bacon and well we pretty much all get along.  So sometimes just for giggles, I will read the dictionary.  The family especially loves it – we learn so much.  For instance, like something I’m fixing to share with you.  Be prepared to be educated my friends.

The longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary is 45 letters long:  pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.  What does this mean?  It is an artificial long word said to mean a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand dust.  WOW – really?  A long word that is actually a joke.

The longest well-known nonsense word is 34 letters: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Anyone versed in their Mary Poppins can define this for themselves, but according to Oxford the fanciful adjective means “extraordinarily good.”

The longest non-coined, non-technical word published in multiple dictionaries is 28 letters long: Antidisestablishmentarianism. What does it actually mean? It is used to refer to a 19th century political party opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England—but today it mainly means “I know a really long word.”

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*Information from Reader’s Digest

 

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