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Bacon’s Tales of Terror

Welcome back my friends to Bacon’s Tales of Terror on this 13th of the month.

Today, I want to talk about superstitions – that’s great for a 13th posting isn’t it?  Snorts.

Did you know that back in the day, breathing ‘in’ was interpreted as breathing in life while sneezing was interpreted as a swift exit of your essence or soul.  If your soul left your body through a sneeze then you would die without your soul.  This was the basis for further superstitions about sneezing throughout the centuries.

Do you tell people that sneeze, “God Bless You?”  This is actually a practice that is practiced all over the world and dates back to February 16, 590 AD.  Pope Gregory the Great decreed that prayers must be said to fight against a deadly plague in Italy at that time.  The plague was associated to be fatal by those who sneezed.  Telling someone, “God Bless You”, after they sneezed would protect people from the effects of the plague.

Saying, “God Bless You” can also be linked to around 1665 during the black plague in Europe.  Violent sneezing with the black plague was the sign of the end of the disease and death was certain to follow.  The pope made it a law so those that sneezed would be blessed due to their soon-to-be death.  It was also during this time that cover one’s mouth with their hand or cloth was put into place in order to stop the spread of further diseases.

In 17th century England if someone sneezed, people around them would remove their hats, curtsy or bow and wish them, “God Bless You”.  In the 1800’s in England, this poem came out:

Sneeze on Monday – sneeze for danger.  

Sneeze on Tuesday – kiss a stranger.  

Sneeze on Wednesday – sneeze for a letter.  

Sneeze on Thursday – something better.  

Sneeze on Friday – sneeze for woe.  

Sneeze on Saturday – a journey to go.  

Sneeze on Sunday – your safety seek – for Satan will have you for the rest of the week!

There is good luck also associated with sneezing:  if you sneeze between noon and midnight; if the family cat sneezes; if two people sneeze at the same time; if you sneeze twice in a row; or if you turn your head right when you sneezed.

But there’s also bad luck associated with sneezing:  if you sneeze in the morning while getting dressed; if you turn your head left while sneezing; if you sneeze three times in a row and someone is talking bad about you while sneezing four times is the sign of a cold.

 

Contributions to the Psychic Library on this information on sneezing superstitious.

 
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Posted by on 07/13/2014 in Bacons Tales of Terror

 

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Really Dad? You’re Not Invited

Let’s start by saying, me and mom are so NOT morning peeps.  We have a schedule that we keep in the mornings.  I wake her up for breakfast.  She gets up and we eat together.  Then we bundle on the couch together and listen to the morning news as we cuddle for a couple of more minutes of snooze together.  Do you get the picture?  Together as in me and mommy time alone.  NOTICE I didn’t say: me, mommy and daddy.  There was no mention of daddy.  It’s called me and mommy time for a reason.  Let me say again… me and mommy.  So you got that, right?

So this morning of ALL mornings on a Monday, guess who decides to get up with us and infiltrate into “our” time?  That’s right – daddy.  Not just daddy but non-stop-diarrhea-of-the-mouth talking daddy.  Go back to bed daddy!  Really.  But no… let’s keep chatting away.  Let’s keep singing away to Eddie Rabbit… to Elvis Presley… to Brooks and Dunn… to Pink.  Yep, you read right – Pink.  Rolls piggy eyes and shrugs shoulders.

You see, this is the problem.  Daddy is a morning person.  He wakes up happy, chirpy, full of life and wonderment.  Me and mom not so much.  Even this little oinker knows not to talk to mommy until after that first cup of coffee… sometimes maybe a second.  And hey – I’m not that jolly myself in the morning.  I have one thing on my mind – food.  And then some snuggles.  Sometimes not in that particular order.

Daddy was so bad this morning – a MONDAY of all days, that me and mom went to her room.  I got on the big bed and watched her get ready for work.  Guess who followed us?  Mouthy man!  I could see mommy and the steam was rising.  She looked at me and I could just picture her in my head telling daddy, “SILENCE!”  But she didn’t – it was a nice dream though.  Poor dad.  He was like a little puppy this morning following us around.  I thought at one time I heard mommy mumble, “Jabber Jaws” under her breath.  I can’t be sure though.  Of all days, I think mommy was ready to go to work.  She kissed me and put me back to bed for a morning nap.  Daddy even followed her to the car.  It’s going to be a long day for me here at the Hotel Thompson.  Please pray for me that daddy goes back down for a nap.  Snorts.  Do you have a morning person in your house?  What do you do when they get over obnoxious?

 

 
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Posted by on 05/19/2014 in Bacon

 

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Choices – Choices – Choices

Monday brings us a lot of choices in life.  It’s the first day of the work week and it starts the ‘feel’ and groove of the new week.  It’s another week to start over and fresh.  It’s also a great night for television which leads us to choices – choices and more choices.  And tonight, we have a dilemma at the Hotel Thompson.

Choice A – 

Being Human airs on the SyFy channel.  Great show. This show is going on the fourth season and we’ve watched every episode.  It’s good.  There’s Aidan Waite (a vampire), Sally Malik (a ghost), Josh Levison and Nora Sergeant (werewolves).  They all live together and their lives have all intertwined with each other through friendship and surviving their individual ‘characteristics’ that they bring to the show.  Season 3 ended with a blast in the title “Ruh Roh”.  We have a loose end, Kenny, that can still come back.  Liam is gone – so there goes the pure breeds.  Sally is now in what should we say – purgatory – with Donna.  Josh is again a wolf but there’s some connection to Donna.  And, in the last shot of this episode, we see someone that looks like Suzanna (Aidan’s wife) appearing on screen.  WTP (What the pig)!?  Exciting – totally exciting this fourth season is going to be.

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Choice B –

Sleepy Hollow airs on the Fox network tonight. This is the first season for this show and tonight is the season finale – two hours.  Hopefully tonight will tie up some loose ends.  What happened to Ichabob’s son? How does Abbie play into everything?  The show is actually broken into two shows – hour one is titled The Indispensable Man and hour two is titled Bad Blood.  Sacrifices are made and loyalties are tested – that’s what I’m reading about that should happen.  How in the world could we miss this??

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So choices – choices – choices.  They both come on at the same time.  I don’t have a DVR.  I have to pick one over the other which is so hard.  And, I don’t want to flip back and forth – I would definitely miss something.  You gotta help me out.  What’s a little piggy to do?  Run back and forth from the living room to my bedroom trying to watch both?  I need some help my friends.  What will YOU be watching?

 
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Posted by on 01/20/2014 in Bacon

 

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Happy Last Day of the Month

Happy Monday my dear sweet friends.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of rest and relaxation and lots of great food!  We had a little bit of cooler weather here this weekend and I absolutely LOVED it.  There’s just something about the coolness of the air that makes this little oinker want to run!  I went out in the back yard with mommy and we played for a long time together.  We took turns playing tag and chasing each other.  I think I finally wore mommy out – snorts.  She sat on the ground and that’s when I hit her like a football player.  We just sat on the freshly cut grass, snuggled and baked in the sun.  It felt good.  I admit I liked it.  But don’t go telling a lot of people okay. 🙂  20130929-141408.jpg

I admit it went down hill after Saturday morning.  Deviled ham came out and I got into trouble.  I learned my lesson because yesterday I had to pay the time for the crime.  I hate that – it interferes with my snuggle time with mommy.  I don’t like it when mommy ignores me.  But we made good yesterday afternoon. All is now well at the Hotel Thompson.

Today is the last day of September and the spooky month of October starts tomorrow.  I wanted to give you a heads up about October.  October is going to be a busy month for this little piggy.

I skyped a witch and she even saw me in her crystal ball.  Even she knew I was up to something before mom and dad did.  You see,  I’m going to have 31 days of Spook on my blog.  I’m personally going to highlight scary movies, television shows, legends, monsters and other things that go bump in the night.  I might even quiz you on some of them so be prepared.  Start brushing up on your trivia.  I hope it will be fun for everyone.

Second off, the parents are trying to go to the beach in October so they are looking for a pig sitter for me.  I’ve told them that I’m old enough that I don’t *need* a pig sitter but mommy is insisting.  So they are taking interviews – snorts – this should be fun.  I do hope they let me sit in for this so called interviews.  I’d like to give my two cents on the unfortunate soul person they choose.  I wonder what my witch friend that I skyped saw about this situation?  Snorts.  Of course, I will keep you posted.

So, happy last day of September my friends.  Welcome to Spooky October!  Evil snort

 
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Posted by on 09/30/2013 in Bacon

 

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Happy Monday My Friends!

 

Hope everyone had an pigawesome weekend.  There was finally some cooler weather here in Georgia.  Have I told you that I absolutely LOVE me some cooler weather?  I can’t stand the heat from the summer.  Now that it’s Autumn, there’s just a tad bit of coolness out there.  It’s great!  I take after mommy in that aspect.  She loves the cooler weather *almost* as much as me.

So this past weekend, I snuggled a lot.  No news flash there huh?  Snorts.  We watched some football – that I was ready for!  Watching football brings back some fond memories for me.  Daddy has told me stories on how my great, great, great, great, great, great grandpig played in the first games.  He was thrown around a lot but loved his job.  Every since then, my kin folks have played.  Now, I know you probably don’t think so.  You’ll have to think hard on what position my ancestors play.  I don’t care to get that involved in the game.  I’ll just watch from the safety of my couch beside mommy where I’m safe if you know what I mean.

I helped mommy around the house.  Daddy kept singing Mary had a little lamb to us.  I’m not sure why?  But mommy, she would laugh about it so that made me happy.

I tried helping daddy play his Angry Bird game.  I don’t think he appreciated my help in touching the iPad screen with my hooves.  I don’t know if he was worried that I would beat his score or what – snorts.

I even played with the purr things here this weekend.  I was nice … especially since they threw me a surprise birthday party last week.  I let that Hemi crawl all over me.  He even rode my back one time when we were playing chase.  I wish mommy could have gotten a picture of it but that purr rascal is FAST.  He boomeranged off me like I was a balloon animal.

Other than that, we chilled and enjoyed the weather.  You?

Oh, I thought I would throw this funny out to all of my friends on this Monday.  I know mommy enjoyed this picture.  She said it was SO TRUE.  I feel you mommy – can’t wait for you to get back home tonight!

Everyone have a happy Monday!

 

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Posted by on 09/23/2013 in Bacon

 

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Hey PSSTT – It’s the Purr Things Here –

Hey friends – Hemi and Mouse Girl here sneaking in to Bacon’s blog.  Don’t forget the pig’s surprise birthday party is going to be Monday, September 16, 2013.

We’ve had a few pictures and cards sent to us to be posted on his blog for this great day.  If you want to send a picture, card or a greeting to be posted on his blog for Monday – send them to me and Mouse Girl with “Party” in the subject line at tybeehemi@gmail.com

We are trying to get them all on a special posting that day for the little oinker.  And remember sshh – mum is the world.  The little pig has NO CLUE.  He knows we are up to something.  Don’t let Mouse Girl’s innocent looks deceive you.  She told him mommy was getting another pig – purr hiss – it was too funny!

 
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Posted by on 09/11/2013 in Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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Yeah It’s Monday

  What can I say my friends?  Monday has come back around all over again.  How many of you had a hard time getting out of your ever so soft and cuddly bed this morning?  I know “I” did.  Darn this belly for always waking me up.  There I was all cuddled in my bed.  My head on my pillow and my soft Egyptian cotton sheet wrapped around me.  I was dreaming of happy thoughts – playing in the back yard with my rabbit friends – you know just being a piggy.  Then it happened.

My belly started rumbling.  That automatic time clock in my tummy does it every time.  I woke up and as usual, it wasn’t even day time yet.  But, I knew I had a job to fulfill.  It’s the least I can do living at the Hotel Thompson and not paying rent – snorts.

I got out of my warm cozy bed and sauntered out of my bedroom.  I went into mom’s room to her side of the bed.  Her hand was hanging off the bed.  Dude, she must have had a rough night.  I did what any normal pig would do.  I licked her fingers.  I tell you.  I’ve never seen mom jump so high or fast from a sound sleep.  It was kind of neat to me so I snorted.  I do believe that she almost fell out of bed.

Mission accomplished.  I got mom up for the worky place 🙂  Smart oinker, huh?  You would think after almost two years she wouldn’t jump that high but then again I was wrong – double snorts. Happy Monday my friends.

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Posted by on 09/09/2013 in Bacon

 

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Hemi and Daddy Bonding – Snorts

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To say that us animals control and walk all over the humans here at the Hotel Thompson is kind of an understatement.  Over the weekend, we all snuggled into the king size Select Comfort bed.  Hemi slept ‘with’ daddy.  Their setting is 100 – ha!  Me and mom kind of like it a little softer.  Our setting is a 50.  You gotta love the Select Comfort!  Mouse Girl she sleeps in her little princess bed on the floor.  She is such a girl!

Notice Hemi’s position on TOP of daddy.  This is how he beds down.  Personally I think Hemi believes that daddy is his mattress.  He sleeps like this all of the time.  He often will reach his paw out and touch daddy on the face.  Sometimes, he will drift over for some mommy loving but we all know that Hemi is daddy’s little boy just like I’m mommy’s boy.  Humans are not the only ones that pick favorites – us animals do as well.  But to us, it’s a little different.  We know who we can wrap around our hooves and paws – 🙂 Would we do that?

And you didn’t think that Hemi sleeps like this?  Just check out this bottom picture. The proof is in the picture.  He’s actually comfortable.  Touching dad’s face, his eyes closed and dreaming of chasing Journalist Rocky the Squirrel in the backyard.

But I have to ask you this – look at that paw?!  Do you understand what I mean now when I tell you it hurts when he slaps this little oinker on the fanny?  Snorts PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud)!

 
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Posted by on 07/29/2013 in Bacon, Hemi

 

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Monday – You’re a Stalker!

Monday – we really need to talk.  Why oh why must you stalk me every week?  I think the only other person that hates you more is mommy.  Where does the weekend go and why does it have to go so quickly!?  It seems like just yesterday I was all snuggled up in mom’s arms and now BOOM – it’s time to go to work.  We need a longer weekend here at the Hotel Thompson.

This is how mom found me this morning.  I slept in and didn’t wake her for the worky place.  I kept trying to pull the blankie back over my head and she kept pulling it up.  It was kind of a test of wills until she said those magical words that I love to hear come from her lips – “Breakfast Bacon”.

I shot off out of my bed and into the kitchen before she could get out of my bedroom.  Someone say food?  This little oinker is there!

 

 
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Posted by on 07/22/2013 in Bacon

 

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REMINDER –

 

Mark your calendars.  I have a very special posting coming out tomorrow, Monday 07/15/2013.  You don’t want to miss it.  I’m going to introduce you to one of my close friends.  AND, there’s pictures. 

 
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Posted by on 07/14/2013 in Bacon

 

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