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You Know What They Say…

Do you know what they say about the grass is always greener on the other side?  Or here’s another one – be careful what you wish for?  Yeah, I think I stepped four hooves right into this problem.  I wanted Spring.  Spring is here.  The weather is warmer than Winter… there’s a nice breeze outside… the birds are chirping… the grass is green.  What could be wrong you ask?

One word.

Yep, that six lettered dirty word – POLLEN.  In the south, it’s bad.  I mean really bad.  Today’s forecast:

Total Pollen Count for 4/11/2014: 4054

That’s really high.  That means everything is yellow… or like mom calls it pollinated.   The itchy, watery eyes.  The sneezing.  The can’t breathe because your throat is full of pollen.  And, you can taste it.  Really, you can.  Who wants to go outside and roll around in the grass with all of this out there?  Perhaps I should have been more specific with Mother Nature about Spring?  Daddy has to wear a mask outside when he ventures out.  Between us – he kind of looks like a human wearing a snout – snorts.  And snouts – I’m not going out in my magical backyard until this pollen goes away.  I don’t care how much the unicorn and bigfoot plead for to come play.

Do you have pollen?  Are you a sufferer?  They say it will last for a couple of weeks until everything ‘blooms’.  Until then, welcome to Sprinollen… yep that’s what I’m going to call it.

 
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Posted by on 04/11/2014 in Bacon

 

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Rainy Weather – Yuck

 

I admit that *most* of the time, mommy calls me sweet Bacon.  I mean what’s not to love, right?  I just walk around the Hotel Thompson snorting and grunting – you know being me.  I sit on the sofa with mommy to get snuggles and love while watching television with her.  Nothing wrong with that at all.

But on the other hoof, there are times when my inner pig comes out… you know the one that’s so uncharacter of me… deviled Ham.  Shivers – he’s a mean guy.  And when he comes out, I can’t help it.  Honestly.  See this past weekend was one of those situations.  Evil deviled Ham came out.

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Everything was going good Friday morning until around noon and then something started that was awful.  You see I blame Mother Nature for this part.  It started raining.  I’m not talking about raindrops falling on your head cute kind of rain.  I’m talking about raindrops falling on your head would give you a concussion because it was so strong and would knock you on your hiney.

And rain… well rain makes me just a tad little bit ill and moody.  I have found that the only thing I can do to make it better is to go asleep.  So I slept a lot until mommy got home.  Then, I got into trouble.  You see while mommy was fixing my dinner, deviled Ham snouted her ankles and stepped on her toes with his hooves.  Mom compares this to stepping on a Lego toy.  I don’t know about that personally but mom squealed really loud and wasn’t too happy.  Mommy also said I fussed a lot Friday night and wouldn’t go to bed like I should that night.  Snorts – probably not mom because I slept all day!

Saturday we woke up to more rain.  Stop it Mother Nature!  After breakfast, I went back to bed in order for deviled Ham not to come out.  All was well until the purr things entered *my* sanctuary called my bedroom.  I woke to find a gazillion of their toys all over me in my toddler bed.  Of course, I went and told mommy.  She told me something about sharing.  I saw her mouth moving but all I heard was blah, blah, blah.  Of course that got me into trouble because I wasn’t paying attention.  Later in the day, there was a small misunderstanding about the piggy gate – snorts.  Daddy left it open and I took advantage of it going into the kitchen and eating all of the purr things Iams food.  That’ll serve them right.

And Sunday…. Sunday wasn’t much better.  More rain… lots of it…. torrential buckets falling from the sky.  Rolls piggy eyes.  Why is Mother Nature tormenting me like this?  I went down for a nap mid-day.  During that time, dad fixed himself a peanut butter sandwich and put it on a tray in the front room.  First off, let me tell you about this snort of mine.  I can smell food cross state.  While daddy was in the kitchen fixing a drink, deviled Ham came out and knocked over the tray taking off with said peanut butter sandwich down the hall.

Sigh… and today… today is not much better – more rain.  Someone help a pig out and make it go away please.  I mean it’s so bad this morning that daddy put floaties on mom’s Smart car before she went to the worky place.  I’m trying to convince daddy to start building an ark.  It’s bad my friends.

 
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Posted by on 04/07/2014 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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Installation Fail – Mother Nature Where Art Thou?

Someone forgot to upload Spring in the Earth.  Help please.  It’s raining here.  It’s cold again.

Spring where are you?

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Posted by on 03/28/2014 in Bacon

 

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Really Mother Nature – Really?!

So, it’s not enough lately that Mother Nature has been flexing her power in the south. We heard this morning that rains are coming in tonight AND there could be tornado’s.  WTP (what the pig) are you thinking Mother Nature!?  It’s not enough that you torture us with cold weather, snow, ice, no electricity, AND earthquakes.  Now you are going to throw tornado’s into the mix.  Really?

Stomps piggy hooves.  No more!  This is so wrong on so many different levels. Let me remember the safety rules for tornado’s now…. okay that’s it.  We go to the most centered place in the house with no windows – like a bathroom – and hide in the tub.  Got it.  Let’s see here.  Two humans, two purr things and a piggy in a regular sized tub.  Makes sense to me.  Will we all fit.  I don’t think so – shakes head.  Darn.  I guess those purr things can have the toilet.  Snorts.

And guess what I’m picking for the movie tonight?  I think it’s a great time to show The Wizard of Oz.

Double Snorts!

 
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Posted by on 02/20/2014 in Bacon

 

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The Revenge of Mother Nature

I want to start by saying that I live in the south right here in good old Georgia, about 20-25 miles from Atlanta.  Winter months are not usually that bad for us.  We may get cold but nothing drastic.  Some years, we can even still wear shorts and sandles in so called winter months.  This year though, Mother Nature has been playing games with us and not in a good way.  Shame on her – bad Mother Nature.

A couple of weeks back, I got to see my first snow.  Yep, I said first snow.  You see, I’m only two years old and up until that point, this has been a no snow zone here in the south.  Then, the weather people called for snow.  We were hesistant in believing that it might actually happen.  In the past, the weather people have yelled snow and then we ended up with nothing.  You know, kind of like the Fairy tale about the boy yelling wolf for nothing.

But this time, the weather people were right. It did snow.  We got maybe two inches – three inches max in some places.  And remember I said we lived in the south.  Well that 2-3 inches literally shut us down.  In the south, we can’t deal with snow… or ice… or really cold for that matter.  Our highways looked like parking lots with abandoned cars.  Heck, mom’s worked even closed down for non-essential personnel for two days.  I wasn’t upset.  A – I’ll take mommy at home any day with me.  And B – we all bundled up, watched television and ate like there was no tomorrow.  It was great for this little oinker.

Then almost a week later, the weather people on television went a little bizarre.  They kept reporting that we were going to have a storm that could be catastrophic.  What?  Do you know I had to look up the meaning to that word.  The dictionary says it means: “Involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering”  Really?  Surely you joke Mr. Meterologist.  It can’t be that bad.  Right?  Suffering and all – Mother Nature you wouldn’t, would you?

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So mom goes to work last Tuesday and around noon she gets word that her office is again going to be closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the inclimate weather.  She looked outside and it was beautiful.  Not bad really for winter. But she was all for it.  Heck, she considered herself lucky because she was already scheduled to be off Friday.  We were all excited knowing mom was going to be home for FIVE days with us.  Joybells.

The next morning, we all woke up early for some reason.  There was a sound that woke us but none of us could figure out what it was for a few minutes.  Then, we realized what it was.  Around 8:30AM, our power went off.  Uh-oh, this can’t be good.  But hey, it’s gone off before so it’ll be back on soon.  It happens.  We’ll give it an hour tops.

Mom looked out the back door into my magical backyard and saw this in the picture to the left.  It makes me shiver just looking at it and remembering.  It was C.O.L.D.  And no, I didn’t want to go outside and play in.  Shakes piggy head forcefully.  I learned a valuable lesson the last time with the snow.  I don’t like it.  It’s pure and simple.  And this, this was snow mixed mainly with ice.  Yuck.  So mom thought heck if this is what the backyard looks like, what in the world does the frontyard look like?  I’m glad you asked because mom took pictures there too.

20140216-182624.jpgJust looking out the front door, what caught mom’s attention right off were these lovely icicles.  Notice how long they were.  Notice the tree that looks like it’s leaning like the Tower of Pisa.  Notice the ice/snow wonderland?  Rolls piggy eyes.  Wonderland – snorts.  This can’t be good.

I looked at mom and oinked.  I had too.  My miniature pot belly tummy was rumbling. What?  I’m a pig.  It’s what I do and I hadn’t had breakfast yet.  I looked at mom and snouted her ankle.  She looked at me and said, “Bacon, this is not going to turn out good.  Mark my words little piggy.”

I had no idea what she was talking about.  I just wanted my morning breakfast followed by a little television and a little snuggling.

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 So mom finally got the drift after taking this last picture of icemageddon take two out front of the Hotel Thompson.  Also by this time, dad had emerged from the bedroom and thankfully his belly was hungry too.  He looked at mom and asked her what was for breakfast.  I learned something new this date.  No power means no homemade spinach omelet for me which mom sometimes makes for me on her off days.  No power also means no lights.

But mom, she has skills.  She went into the kitchen with her little lantern and whipped up an amazing breakfast of tuna fish sandwiches with chopped up green olives and spicy pickles.  And no, she’s not pregnant – snorts.  That’s how mom rolls and fixes our tuna sandwiches.  And let me say, it was delicious.  Chef Emeril Lagasse would have been so proud of mom and her creation of breakfast.  She gave me and the purr things, Hemi and Mouse Girl, little plates as well.  It was most excellent.  Also no power means not being able to see to wash dishes but she did well.

Do you know what else no power means?  No television.  No cable.  No internet.  Now we are talking about hard times. Do you know what else makes it worse?  No heat.  If I wanted all of this, I would live in a barn somewhere on a farm.  I’m not that type of pig.  I have a certain quality of life that I have grown accustomed to – stomps hooves.

So, we sat in the front room and did something the old fashioned way.  We talked.  Without emails, without texts, without telephones – just talked.  That lasted for all about ten minutes – Snorts.  It was starting to get cold so I jumped on the sofa with mom.  I was fine there with mom but she got cold.  So she threw the two purr things on the couch with us for extra heat.  I told you mom was smart.  So there we were all bundled together wrapped in blankets.  We fell asleep.  What?  What else was there to do?  We all had full bellies.  It was kind of a competition at that point to see who could snore the loudest.  I think daddy beat me.  Yep, that was it and I’m sticking to that comment.

We all woke up a bit later hoping that the power would be back on but it wasn’t.  I can’t explain to you what a disappointment that was to us.  The temperature  was dropping fast in the Hotel Thompson.  We snacked on Cheez-Its for lunch.  Again no power afterwards.  We all went back to sleep.  What else was there to do, right?

A bit more time passed and we woke up again.  By this time, mom was beginning to feel like an icicle straight from outside. Maybe it was just knowing that you didn’t have heat that you thought it was getting colder?  I’m not sure.  Mom went and put on her Sock Monkey onesie.  I do believe that was the only thing that saved her during this power outage.   She finally got warm.  I would like to say the same.  This little piggy was cold.  Shivering cold.  So mom did what she knows best.  She wrapped me up in a blanket and carried me to the big bed with her.  Even daddy was complaining about his ‘piggies’ being cold.  He actually had to put hoof covers on his piggies… you know a pair of mom’s socks – snorts.

Do you know it dropped well below 50 degrees in the Hotel Thompson.  The power didn’t come back on until around 7:30PM that night.  By that time, all we wanted was HEAT.  BBRRR.  We all called it a night, turned on the heat to the Select Comfort and we all slept together in the big bed.  In order for me not to steal dad’s blankets, he gave me my own blanket.  Good move daddy.  He’s finally learning.20140216-182645.jpg

The next day on Thursday, the roads were a little better.  Mom and dad went out for a bit and they saw something that I’ve been telling you about.  We have a Bigfoot in this area… okay so he looks a lot like the Abominable Snowman from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer but we have proof.  Snorts – it’s a great picture nevertheless.  Talk about photobombing – double snorts.

The power was back on at the Hotel Thompson and that was fantastic.  On the other hoof though, the cable was out.  What’s a piggy to do?  Thankfully, we had internet so mom accessed Netflix and we watched Investigative Discovery shows all day.  Nothing like watching murder and mayhem on a cold snowed in day, right?  I like to extend a special shout out to my Aunt Tina for access to Netflix.  At least this little oinker didn’t die of boredom without his cable television.

So all of this icemageddon started melting today on Thursday.  It was almost like it was raining it was melting so fast.  Mother Nature wouldn’t be that cruel to cause us a flood as an aftermath – nah.  She wouldn’t do that.

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 This brings us to Friday.  The day of love.  It was a wonderful day.  Mom and dad had their special date.  Rockelle and Benedict had their special date.  All was going great this day.  What could possibly go wrong?

That night, dad leaned over and kissed mom in the front room.  At about that time, the house shook.  It wasn’t a huge rumble but it was enough to feel.  Mom asked daddy if he felt that.  He said quote, “After 26 years, I still rock your world huh?”  Nice try daddy.

It was an earthquake.  Really Mother Nature.  It wasn’t bad enough with snow, with ice, with no power, with limited food and with no cable.  You had to throw in an earthquake in South Carolina that was felt all the way here in Georgia?  I gotta say it.  “Go.to.your.room.”  If mom makes me serve the time for the crime, then I think you should too.  Sounds fair, right?   20140216-182655.jpg

But you know, I’ve learned that Mother Nature just doesn’t play nice.  After all of the icky weather in late January and February, this is our forecast for the week.  Notice the temperatures here in so called winter – 63, 65, 69 and 71 degrees.  Pull out your bathing suits and hit the beach my friends.

Cold – hot – do you think Mother Nature is going through ‘the change’?  Perhaps that explains our weird weather lately here in Georgia?  Can I send you a bottle of Midol to help you out?  Some ice cream?  Some chocolate?  A spa treatment perhaps?

I can’t think of anything else it might be.  You?

Snorts.

 
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Posted by on 02/19/2014 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl

 

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Look What I Found?!

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I found the end of the rainbow!

Look closely – you will see my pot of gold.  I don’t see the leprechaun so I’m thinking it’s free access.  But unfortunately, when we got close the gold disappeared?  Mother Nature – why do you have to be so mean to this little oinker?  I just wanted to roll around in all of that gold.  I just wanted to feel what it was like to be rich – even for a few minutes.

Can’t you help a pig out?  Snort oink  XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 09/01/2013 in Bacon

 

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Monday Thoughts…

Last night at the Hotel Thompson was touch and go for a bit.  A storm moved in with an evil grin on its face around 3:00PM.  The skies got dark and the the clouds got all mean looking.  It got all dark outside like it was around midnight instead of the afternoon.  Thunder clacked and echoed.  Hotel Thompson sits in a gully and when the thunder boomed, the house literally shook.  For a few minutes, we thought we were going to have our own edition of the Wizard of Oz and instead of Toto – you would have me Bacon.

Then the sky let loose with harsh rain and winds.  You could hear it hitting the house and windows.  One earsplitting BOOM of thunder and we were then sitting in the dark.  The purr things ran and hid under the bed in mom/dad’s room.  I knew I was safe with mom. 

The front room was dark and all you could see were lightening flashes.  When that happened, I could see mom/dad for just a few minutes before it went dark again.  It was like a scary movie. 

CLACK – BOOM – FLASH – MOM/DAD – DARKNESS AND SILENCE.

It was something that this little piggy didn’t enjoy.  We finally all got up and went to bed.  What else was there to do?  Thank goodness my iPad still worked.  Mom set me up with a cartoon, tucked me in and stayed with me until I finally drifted off.  There’s just something about her voice! 

I think we finally got electricity back up around 7:15PM.  You really don’t realize the things you take for granted when you don’t have this wonderful thing called electricity.  Like for instance, going to the bathroom with no windows.  It’s dark in there!  And cooking.  Stoves don’t work without electricity.  Thank goodness my food doesn’t require cooking 🙂

I’m just glad that today is a new day – all full of sun and heat.  So Mother Nature, if you’re listening, no more thunder storms for a while okay.  We would really appreciate that 🙂 

 
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Posted by on 06/03/2013 in Bacon

 

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Why?!

20121218-074843.jpgMornings, mornings, mornings – why must we meet like this?  I’m all comfy and snug in my bed and what happens?  Morning comes and slaps me in my face.  Why are you so mean to me?  What have *I* ever done to you?  Look at me.  No, no look closer.  I’m all innocent and everything.  I need my beauty sleep.  I need my down time.  You think it’s easy maintaining this beautiful face of mine?

Mornings if you can’t behave and come at a decent time, I’m going to have to turn you in to Mother Nature.  No one messes with Mother Nature.  Consider yourself warned.

XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 12/18/2012 in Uncategorized

 

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