Oh friends. I’m not sure if your post office is like our post office but you gotta enjoy a great hide and seek game. Oh wait a minute, you don’t know the whole story of The Great Post Office Drama – snorts. Pull up a chair, get you a drink and some popcorn. This is the mystery.
Okay here it goes. Last Friday, there was a knock on the front door of the Hotel Thompson. Before dad could answer it – which trust me was only moments – the mail person jumped in their truck and went on down the street. What? Was that a run by post office… a run by knocking… a test to see if anyone was home? Was there a video camera somewhere with people going to jump out to say “Gotcha”? I mean it was that quick. Later on when mom came home, she found a piece of paper in the mailbox saying they tried to deliver a package. Yeah, okay. On the notice, it said who it was from so mom told me and I got so excited I squealed. The notice said you could come the next morning, Saturday, to the post office and pick it up.
So all night long, I waited. I tossed and turned. All in anticipation of what the package contained. Saturday morning, I got mom up early and her/dad went to the post office. Now, our post office for our neighborhood is like 10 miles away which is really odd because we have a post office like 3 miles away. But that is post office guidelines for you. Mom/dad get to the post office and guess what. It’s closed. Locked down. No one home. Nada. What the heck? Mom looks at her notice again. Yep, she’s at the right place. How’s that for service, huh?
So mom/dad go back home. Later on in the day, mom just happens to see the postman or should I call her postwoman. She runs out to meet her waving the slip of paper in her hand. Mom in so many nice words tells her about how it was ‘attempted to be delivered’ and fusses. Of course the carrier apologizes and doesn’t have the package today. Mom then tells her she even went to the post office on the slip she left and guess what – they were closed! The carrier took the slip and said she would have the substitute deliver it Monday. Great. My package will have to wait until Monday. Drats. Stomps hooves. Has a hissy fit. I don’t wanna wait. I want it NOW.
So here we are – Post Office 2 and Me -0-. Monday comes around finally and mom just happens to get off early due to a meeting. She gets home just in time for the mailman thinking she will have my package. Guess what – no package. He knows nothing about it. This pig can only take so much my friends. I beg mommy – please go find my package. We all know it’s out there somewhere…. probably in package purgatory begging to come home to me. I can almost hear it now – “Find me Bacon”.
So mom/dad jump in the Jeep and go to our post office. All the way daddy is telling mommy that package is gone like the wind never to be seen again in these parts of the South. But mom, she has the patience of a saint. She goes into the post office and explains the dilemma. What do they say? “You are at the wrong post office. You have to go to this post office”. Which might I add is a bit further. When mom says the paper said this one. Are you ready for it….. the post person laughed and said, “Oh, those are old papers. We changed a while back.”
So mom goes out to the Jeep and hears daddy say it again, “Bye-Bye package”. Of course by this time mom is determined she will track my package down. She goes to the second post office and of course, they can’t find it either. What is this, the great treasure hunt of the south? She asks for a supervisor, explains the situation and do you know what they told mommy? When mommy told them about ringing the door bell and then promptly leaving, they said that the carrier will only wait a second or two. WTH? This almost made mom lose her mommy mind. That’s hardly enough time to get off of the sofa. Then the supervisor went on their great hunt and find mission. And guess what? They couldn’t find it either! Talk about your customer service and don’t get mom started on the attitude everyone was having with their attitudes like mom was just plain crazy.
Now mom is getting a little upset and puts on a thick southern charm. She asks to speak to the head person in charge. He comes to the desk and she explains the entire situation again of course this times she is keeping her calm but oozing her forceful southern stand. They then go on a hunt and find mission. And guess what? They come back with the package! It was on the supervisors desk of all places. OMP – happy dance – happy dance. Mom takes the package, squeals in the post office, says thank you and goes out to the Jeep… just waiting for dad’s response. He’s in shock.
They come home and give me the package! Now you are probably asking, “Bacon, who is the package from?!” I’m glad you asked my friends. It was from my brother Easy across the pond. What a brother and pal he is. He sent me this package for my birthday. And let me tell you something. Easy you are the best! We loved it! My mom/dad laughed so hard when they opened the package. We loved everything. Thanks brother!!
Look at these goodies – squeals with piggy delight. Now the pink pig is a bank. That way I can save some of my allowance for my future trips here/there in the world. I even let mommy put STAR (that’s his name) on the new book shelf in the living room. That way we can make sure he doesn’t wonder off and get hurt.
And then there is Pee and Pool. Oh.my.piggy.heavens. Can you belief that? I ❤ them! We have all laughed and laughed over them. Pee and Poo. You want to take a better look don’t you? Are they not the funniest duo you have seen in sometime? You just gotta love them. Heck mommy even picked them up and hugged them – now *that* was funny! Oh brother – thank you so very much for thinking of me. I love everything!! ❤ Bacon
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Hey my friends – today I’m giving you the answers from mom and dad’s new game that I posted about yesterday. Remember, I showed you a picture to guess but did not give you any clues like how many letters or words the answer was. My deviled Ham side came out to play – snorts. The answer are posted below – how many did you get right? Remember these are the game answers and the game’s way of thinking. Should be interesting.
You have to put on your thinking cap and really look at the pictures. By looking at this picture to the left, you see a man, a boat and a tiger. The conclusion: Life of Pi
Does that blow your mind? Now figure out these –
Picture 1 –
By looking at the nail and the manicure, you are suppose to get beauty. The lady has a crown so she is a Queen.
The answer – beauty queen.
Picture 2 –
This one took mom and dad a bit to figure out. The number 10 means perfect in this illustration. The umbrella with the rain means storm.
The answer – Perfect Storm
Picture 3 –
A house – that’s kind of obvious however the tree throws you a bit. The illustration of a woman in a wedding dress means wife.
The answer – housewife
Picture 4 –
Candy is obvious as well as apple.
The answer – Candy Apple
Picture 5 –
This one is one of the more simple ones. There’s a piggy – yay me – snorts. Then there’s a bag of money.
The answer – Piggy Bank
Picture 6 –
This is one that really blew mom and dad’s mind. It’s deep. You have to really look at the pictures. A snowflake, the sun, the leaves – and then you shake your head in confusion huh?
The answer – Four Seasons
Picture 7 –
Another one that requires a little thinking. There’s a cat, a dog and a horse with a world looking image. What could it be. Oh – now it’s obvious –
The answer – Animal Planet
Picture 8 –
I leave you with another one that your probable got right. A snake and a set of eyes.
The answer – Snake Eyes
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Tis the season to be merry my friends! Today, we have a very special issue of Dear Bacon. I bet a lot of you know my special friend. He’s been hanging (literally) around my house since Thanksgiving. For those that don’t know him, I’ll tell you a little back ground.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition came out in 2005 in a children’s book. The little Elf that comes with the book has a job between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. His main job is to watch over the household and report back to the North Pole nightly on if the people are naughty or nice. He comes back to the household by morning. There’s one important thing about the Elf. You don’t touch him as doing so will erase any Christmas magic that has been blessed upon him. Every morning that he comes back from the North Pole, people in the household find him in different places. But remember, it’s all magic!
So in honor of Christmas, we have the Thompson Elf – Don Juan – representing in the Dear Bacon issue. We hope you enjoy. XOXO – Bacon
Dear Don Juan,
You’re a fellow Elf. You know times are hard working for the fat guy. We work once a year. It’s hard to make a living like this. Sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do, right? Signed Elf Burglar
Dear Elf Burglar,
Step.away.from.the.pig. Don’t make me call the Elf Union. Elves do not steal in the houses that we are to watch over. Your special Christmas powers can be revoked with a snap of a finger. You know there are other jobs you can work while in the off season. I’ve heard Walmart is looking for door greeters. Or perhaps you can join a traveling circus during down times. Anything but stealing my fellow Elf.
Dear Don Juan,
Last night, the humans they stayed up until the whee hours of the morning making cookies. I just thought I would make my mark. You like? Signed Droopy
I like and I approve. This is what I’m talking about. Good little elves help out around the house not steal. Way to go my friend!
Dear Don Juan,
I’ve read on Bacon’s blog that his human father likes to play Angry Birds. Well, I thought I would share this photo for you to take notes on future escapades. Enjoy my friend. Signed Angry Elf
Dear Angry Elf,
That’s what I’m talking about! Thanks for the idea. I definitely will pursue this one tonight.. perhaps 🙂
Dear Don Juan,
When you have to go, you gotta go. The humans, they caught a picture of me in mid dunk. Thank goodness I was holding on and the humans didn’t see me in action. Signed Pepper Elf
Dear Pepper Elf,
Hey, you’re right. It’s nature. It’s part of life. At least you’re potty trained. Tis the season for magic in all forms.
Dear Don Juan,
What? We get kind of bored at night staying up all by ourselves. Sometimes we get back from reporting in at the the North Pole early. We gotta do something in our spare time for just us. I met this chick named Frankie Stein from Monster High. Dude, she has some moves! Signed Pole Elf
Dear Pole Elf,
Oh dear. This can’t be good. Where did you get that money? And dear Lord, you’re sitting on baby food. There’s a baby in the house. Step away from the pole and tell Ms. Stein to put on some clothing. Shakes head.. I may need to investigate this further. Can you email me Ms. Stein’s telephone number? You know, for my paperwork.
Dear Don Juan,
It’s just a little nick and tuck. What can I say? He was on the naughty list. I had to do something to snap him into reality that this is the Christmas season. Thoughts? Signed Barber Elf
Dear Barber Elf,
Are you insane?! We can’t do that. That poor fellow is going to be scared for life. Listen here you young Elf, report back to the North Pole ASAP. I’ve gotta get this taken care of with the humans. Where’s is that Easter bunny when you need him?
Dear blogville, I hope you enjoyed this special of Dear Bacon – Elf on the Shelf. Remember, tonight is the big night. Make sure you’re extra good and leave out cookies. I’ve heard Santa likes chocolate chip and macadamia. Well, that’s what my human daddy tells me. XOXO – Bacon
Note: Pictures were sent in by friends of mom who emailed them to me with questions.
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This is so funny!! Even people at moms worky place love me. One of them gave mom this cute little pancake set. Now mom can make my pancakes to look like me. This is so cool!! And don’t you love the little pink pig spatula? It even has a little tail on the back of the handle. Too funny!
And don’t you love the original “piggy bank”? Mom says they used to be very popular when she was growing up. She saw this one at the store and took a picture to show me. I thought it was hilarious. You actually put money in it. And you know the only way to get it out? Take a hammer to it is what mom says. But who wants to do that and break it?
Well mom will be off soon for the next four days. I don’t know who is more excited, me or dad. I can’t wake for my mommy snuggle time.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll be chatting soon. XOXO – Bacon
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