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Fantasy Island

Do you remember the show on television called Fantasy Island?  It had Mr. Roarke and Tattoo on a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.  Visitors came to the island to have their fantasies play out that they desired.

This is a cool show and I wish it was still in production.  I have the videos and I watch them on my television in my bedroom all of the time.  And I gotta ask, what kind of M&M’s did Tattoo like?  The plane – the plane.  Snorts – okay I had to get that out of my piggy system.

Okay here’s the real question.  If you went on Fantasy Island, what would your fantasy be?  Mine would be to be king on a strawberry plantation and have Miss Piggy hand feed me strawberries all day long.  Can you see that?  I so can!  So go – what would your fantasy be?

P.S.  I asked mom what her fantasy would be.  Are you ready for this?  She said to be Wonder Woman for one day – the looks, the costume, the power and Steve Trevor.  Hubba-hubba.  Her words not mine- eeww.

 
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Posted by on 06/10/2015 in Bacon

 

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We Did It!

Oh dear piggy heavens above – watch out Hollywood – here we come!

 

 
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Posted by on 01/05/2015 in Bacon

 

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Don Juan’s Powers are Strong

Lord have mercy.  Is it after Christmas yet my friends?  Please tell me it’s soon – really soon – not soon enough for my liking.  You see I can admit it.  Don Juan’s powers are strong here.  That evil little elf on the shelf needs to go back to where he came.  I’m going to need therapy after all of his antics this year.

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You see, this morning I went into the front room like I do every day.  I was minding my own business, snorting and wobbling to the kitchen.  I passed through the living room and saw Houdini.  He barked.  I snorted.  You know to say hey to each other.  That’s when I stopped in my piggy tracks.

Houdini was dressed up like an elf.  WTP (What the pig!).  I asked the little guy what happened.  He said he thought he heard chattering last night in bed and this was how he woke up.  Oh dear piggy heavens.  You mean Don Juan sneaked into his bedroom and put this ridiculous outfit on him while he was sleeping?!  Shivers – I may not be able to sleep myself alone now until after the elf goes back into hibernation for the season.

I admit it.  This scares me.  Houdini didn’t know what happened.  Somehow he slept through it all?  How is that?  How can you sleep through being dressed?

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I went straight to the phone and called Nana.  I mean hey – Don Juan wants to play hard ball so I’m calling in for back up.  You don’t mess with the Nana.  This is when I squealed, ran to my room and hid under my toddler bed.  Nana said when she woke up this morning, her pooch Tinkerbell was also dressed like an elf!  What.in.the.world?!  Don Juan’s powers are strong.  Shakes piggy head in fear.

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Posted by on 12/19/2014 in 25 Days of Christmas, Bacon

 

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Elf on the Shelf – OH NO!

Oh my friends.  I think I’m scared.  I think I may be in trouble.  It’s almost *that* time of the year again. You know the time.  *That* time when Don Juan comes out – shivers and squeals.  Wait a minute.  You’re looking confused.  You don’t know who Don Juan is?  You might be lucky that you don’t know.  Don Juan is the name of my Elf on the Shelf here at the Hotel Thompson.  But Don Juan – he’s “special”.  I mean really “special”.  You see, Don Juan is not made of the same cloth as all of these other elves that come out for the holidays.  Don Juan is evil – pure and simple.

You see these little Elf on the Shelves are a Christmas tradition.  In theory, they watch over the household and report back to the North Pole every night.  Once at the North Pole, they inform Santa of all of the happenings at their house.  By morning, the return back to the house in different positions so you know they’ve been to the North Pole.

But Don Juan. Shakes piggy head and shivers.  Don Juan has his own agenda.  He comes out and scares everyone here at the Hotel Thompson.  He does bad things…. some things I can’t even say out loud.  And get this, I didn’t want to be the only one with elves in the house this year.  So what did I do?  I sent out four elves to some friends here in blogville.  Some of them you might have already met.  My cousin Sammy has Elfvis – which has already gotten into some trouble.  My friends the Pigs have Timmy.  And then there’s a couple of other peeps that haven’t commented yet on their new elf’s name.

You see my friends may be thanking me too quickly.  You see, the day after Thanksgiving (11/28/2014) is when the elves get their special powers.  We won’t know until then if all of these friends that I sent out will be naughty or nice.  So I just want to put this out there my friends – I’m sorry – snorts.  It’s going to be a long holiday season.  The Elf on the Shelves have special powers from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Day.

So I have a really, REALLY important question to you my friends in blogville.

 Is there anyone that can take this little oinker in for a couple of weeks?

Please.  I’ll be nice… really.

Shivers just thinking of what Don Juan is up to… especially with my sock monkey!  Squeals!

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on 11/24/2014 in 25 Days of Christmas, Bacon

 

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Elf on the Shelf Submissions – Voting Begins

Hello my friends.  As you know, I put together a contest for the adoption of a captured Elf on the Shelf that I have here at the Hotel Thompson.  My captured Elf is a distant relative of my Elf on the Shelf – Don Juan.  Although they are relatives, who knows how the captured Elf will act once he is released and gets his powers the day after Thanksgiving.

We thought here at the Hotel Thompson, we would have a contest to see who would like to have the captured Elf.  Your mission was to send me an email of why you should have him in your house.  I got several submissions and we thank you for them.  Today, I’m going to highlight the submissions we have received.

Submission 1 – Evil 

Submission 1 comes from my friend Evil Squirrel.  WOW.  That’s really a lot in that WOW.  He didn’t email a request.  Instead he did a blog about why they deserve the Elf at the Evil Squirrels Nest.  You can read all about it here.  Some of his favorite tenants on his shelf to include: Swing Squirrel, Rain Gauge Skunk, Buster Possum, Snuggle Bear and others you have to read to believe voiced their opinions about the Elf.

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Submission 2 – Sammy

Submission 2 comes from Sammy.  Get your Kleenexes my friends.  This is what Sammy and his mom sent:

“Dear Cousin, well I think you’ve come up with a pawsome contest and OF COURSE I have to enter – what self-respecting Cousin wouldn’t enter his Cousin’s contest anyway?  Huh???  HUH?????

 So, why should I win?  What can I do to make my very own Elf on the Shelf “at home” here with my folks and me?  Well, it’s simple really.   My Mom is pawsitive that elves do exist – for real.  They live in the woods and we can hear them talk about us when we go down into our woods for walks…….I get glimpses of them down there too.  We just know that we could give one of them (the one you’ve got trapped in a box right now) a good home INSIDE our house instead of outside with those other elves.  He could sit inside in the nice warm house (or cool house in summer) and make faces at the others who are jealous of him living in the lap of luxury (or shelf of luxury).
 
I’ve had a rough time lately with my thyroid mess so I’m going to play the “poor pitiful me” card here and say I deserve the elf because I’m old, tired, and taking medication that makes me sleep all the time – when I open my eyes up I’d like to see a happy little elf staring back at me.  Yep – that’s the truth of the matter…….I just think he’d make a fun friend for me in my retirement years.  Now get out your hanky and blow your snout – I know I’ve got you in tears right about now………….HAHAHAHAHAHA
 
Hugs, Sammy the Elderly.  Here’s the woods where the other elves live.  They spy on us all the time!  You can’t see them but they’re there!  Trust me on that!
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Submission 3 – Sue Brandes with Katsrus 
 
Can you say aaww – look closely at the box my friends.  This is what Sue says in her email:
“t gets pretty nosy when the lights go out here at night. I think my kitties are up to something they don’t want me to know about. When I get up to look everyone is always sleeping and acting all innocent. As soon as I lay back down I hear stomping and running around. I really need someone who could spy on them for me and tell what they are doing? Or is it something else and not the cats? I did catch this but; all I could see was a box. Can you see anything?”
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Submission 4 – Samuel and Wallace
 
Okay – My friends Wally and Samuel sent this heart tugging email you have to read.
“So even though WE are sending this submission we need you to know that it is actually for our mom…you see mom is a Christmas FREAK! She LOVES Christmas like no-one else in our family. Now living in South Africa means that we don’t really get to have the full Northern Hemisphere Christmas experience. For starters Christmas time is summer time here in South Africa so no white Christmas for us. Also, we don’t have Elf on a Shelf here in SA. In fact mom only learnt about Elf on a Shelf 2 years ago when she joined Pinterest and started coming across all these pins dedicated to little the guy and the mischief he gets up to. Now we can assure you that if you were to send us one of your Elves he would be the ONLY Elf on a Shelf to be getting up to mischief in the WHOLE of South Africa…let us repeat that…THE. WHOLE. OF. SOUTH. AFRICA. Put another way, WE NEED A SOUTH AFRICAN ELF ON A SHELF (pleeeeease).   Ok, so we’re gonna let you ponder our pitiful plea and we’re keeping our paws crossed that you and your readers will take pity on our mom and grant her this special Christmas wish…an Elf on a Shelf of her very own.  BIG licks your pals,  Wally & Sammy
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Submission 5 – The Pigs
 
Another heart tug in the right direction from my friends The Pigs (Dusty, Billy, Pip and Cocoa).  Here’s what they had to say in their emotional email:
“It wasn’t very long ago that whee began to muse on the thought of not only being a pet, but having one too. Whee piggies know very well how to BE pets but whee’ve never actually had the chance to look after a little chap or chap-ess of our very own. Of course our ‘one’ couldn’t be any old Tom, Dick or Harry. After putting our heads together whee decided that whee would need somebody very special to be our own.Then came the thought: what if it wasn’t a pet? What if it was a little terror that ran around and tried to eat all our veggies! For a while whee squabbled over this then Cocoa pointed out that whee share the hoomans veggies for don’t they eat carrots too – all chopped up and boiled though, yuck! So whee promptly decided that whee wouldn’t mind that either. There were many questions that whee had to discuss:

  • Would whee be able to afford it? (Luckily Mop has a wealth of Carrot Coins so whee’re safe there.)
  • Exercise? (Pip is a mad house. He really could use something, or someone, that can help him to work off all those beans with a walk each day, or perhaps a kick-a-bout of a football.)
  • What would our pet eat?
  • Where would it stay?
  • Would whee be good pet owners?

Each question whee slowly went through, making sure that whee would fully be able to provide for our little friend. In the end, whee decided that whee would be able to for whee have been shown lots of love and have had a good example with which to pass on.  Then was the biggest dilemma. Who would whee like to give a home too?  Whee searched website after website after website. Then whee came across a little elf. A little chubby cheeked elf with bright eyes and a funny little smile. Could he be the one?

In order to stand a chance of giving him a home whee need to explain to you, Bacon, why whee would be a good home to such a little chap.  Guinea-pigs, as a breed are very social animals. Out in the wild whee live in small groups and here, in captivity, whee like to have at least one cagemate though some places have many! Here there are only six of us. Whee have been thinking and have decided that whee would like to expand our group. Upon adopting this cheeky chap, if whee are chosen, whee promise to embrace him into our home. Our bed will be his bed. Our food, his food. Whee are ready to take on a little friend and, after many long months of preparation have finally, hopefully, made our decision. It was a hard choice to make, there were so many choices from fae to fairies and pixies but now whee really believe that this little elf is the one for us!

Now a little bit about our family. Whee range in age from five years to only 4 months old. This means whee have a range of different skills. Mop is retired from her job now but does enjoy going to the local Little Library where she reads books to all the pups, kittens and other baby animals that come there regularly. She also knits a range of different clothing and objects for a range of different reasons.

Dusty is an astronomer. He spends a lot of time gazing up at the stars. You might think that this would make him distant but it his income and Mop’s former income that has provided us with the means to look after our little boy, or girl.

Billy is a sportsman. He plays an attack position in the local rugby team, the Peel Pigeons. This has turned him into a very dedicated individual. Despite this he is very gentle, as was demonstrated when his young friend, Cupcake, gave birth to her children. He was very happy to babysit, showing how patient and caring he is. (Plus, he enjoys the games that children like to play – such as throwing a ball around!)

Pip is a children’s entertainer. He dresses up as clowns, knights, dragons, lions. This little ginger pig is perfect to help our elf, should we be allowed to have him, develop his imagination. Whee really do want to give him the best start in life. Nothing will be too good for our little boy!

Cupcake is a teacher at the local primary school which Cupcake now attends. She works there part-time as she is also a house wife and needs to be there for her young daughter, Cocoa.

Cocoa will be the friend to the little chap. Whee hope her and him will have a fantastic relationship!

So, here it is. Our petition to you. Whee hope that whee have answered all your questions and if a more suitable home is found for him, whee will continue our hunt for a pet. Our decision is made and we’ll make sure that some little chap or chap-ess, somewhere, will get a new start in our home.”

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**LET’S VOTE NOW**

You’ve read all of the submissions.  Now it’s time for *you* to judge and post your vote.  The winner will be announced at a later date.  Who do YOU think the captured Elf needs to go and live with for his adventures?  NOTE:  Voting will end midnight on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  This gives everyone plenty of time to post their submissions on their blogs and encourage voting.  Good luck my friends – let the voting begin!

 

 
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Posted by on 09/04/2014 in Bacon

 

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Contest Time! – REMINDER

C O N T E S T     T I M E 

Don’t forget about our contest my friends. YAY!

Shake your tail feathers.  Do a little dance.  Have some fun – it’s contest time!  It’s so exciting.  We’ve been thinking about a contest here at the Hotel Thompson and I think we have a winner!

Every year at the Hotel Thompson the day after Thanksgiving our friend Don Juan comes out to play.  You remember Don Juan don’t you?  He’s our special little Elf on a Shelf that is *always* up to no good in so many different ways.   If you forgot about Don Juan, you can read about that little fellow here .  And we all have to remember when Don Juan filled in for me on a special Dear Bacon edition.  Oh dear piggy heavens.   Thank goodness he only sneaks out once a year.

I think we ALL remember this little surprise he left mommy last year under the Christmas tree.  Rolls piggy eyes.  He was bad.  I mean really bad.  He even liked to sneak in the bathroom and watch mommy take a shower.  He would throw skittles at her.  Unreal that fellow.

This year we thought we would share the fun.  That’s it.  Share the fun.  You can have your very own Evil Little Elf on a Shelf.  A friend of Don Juan has come to visit us here early.  He’s still boxed up because you know those elves don’t have secret powers until the day after Thanksgiving.

Here are the rules for the contest: 

  1. Send me an email at baconthompson@gmail.com why you think you should adopt the boxed up Elf on the Shelf.  Explain what makes your family special and what you have to give.  Words, pictures or videos.  Whatever you think will give you the edge.

  2. We are taking submissions until August 30th, 2014 at midnight.

  3. We will randomly pick the top three submissions and post them for everyone to vote on in September.

  4. The winner gets their very own boxed up Elf on the Shelf.  Now remember, this is a friend of our Don Juan.  Who knows if he is evil or good.  That’s between the winner and the boxed up Elf on the Shelf.

So put on your thinking hats my friends and get started with the emails.  It should be a blast!

 P.S.  Here’s a heads up sneak preview of the captured Elf.  He doesn’t look that evil – or does he?

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Posted by on 08/28/2014 in Bacon

 

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Contest Time!

C O N T E S T     T I M E 

YAY!  Shake your tail feathers.  Do a little dance.  Have some fun – it’s contest time!  It’s so exciting.  We’ve been thinking about a contest here at the Hotel Thompson and I think we have a winner!

Every year at the Hotel Thompson the day after Thanksgiving our friend Don Juan comes out to play.  You remember Don Juan don’t you?  He’s our special little Elf on a Shelf that is *always* up to no good in so many different ways.   If you forgot about Don Juan, you can read about that little fellow here .  And we all have to remember when Don Juan filled in for me on a special Dear Bacon edition.  Oh dear piggy heavens.   Thank goodness he only sneaks out once a year.

I think we ALL remember this little surprise he left mommy last year under the Christmas tree.  Rolls piggy eyes.  He was bad.  I mean really bad.  He even liked to sneak in the bathroom and watch mommy take a shower.  He would throw skittles at her.  Unreal that fellow.

This year we thought we would share the fun.  That’s it.  Share the fun.  You can have your very own Evil Little Elf on a Shelf.  A friend of Don Juan has come to visit us here early.  He’s still boxed up because you know those elves don’t have secret powers until the day after Thanksgiving.

Here are the rules for the contest: 

  1. Send me an email at baconthompson@gmail.com why you think you should adopt the boxed up Elf on the Shelf.  Explain what makes your family special and what you have to give.  Words, pictures or videos.  Whatever you think will give you the edge.  (Remember to give your blog address – thanks)

  2. We are taking submissions until August 30th, 2014 at midnight.

  3. We will randomly pick the top three submissions and post them for everyone to vote on in September.

  4. The winner gets their very own boxed up Elf on the Shelf.  Now remember, this is a friend of our Don Juan.  Who knows if he is evil or good.  That’s between the winner and the boxed up Elf on the Shelf.

So put on your thinking hats my friends and get started with the emails.  It should be a blast!

 

 

 
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Posted by on 08/20/2014 in Bacon

 

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Are You Burning Up Yet?

Okay, I have to start first by saying Happy Monday.  I hope everyone had an awesome weekend.  Second of all, it’s hot.  H.O.T.  I do not like the heat.  Shakes head – it’s just not for me.  I get questions at times about my ‘magical’ backyard and what it looks like.  I thought I would kill two birds with one stone.  You ask how?  Looking at cold pictures makes me feel cooler.  I’m going to share some snow pictures of my kingdom from a while back.  Tell me that this backyard doesn’t look mystical and magical. 

 

Now, look at this picture.  It was snowing in it and although you can’t really *see* the snow, you can see the woods beyond.  Doesn’t it just look inviting for all of the creatures that live back there in that paradise? 

Can you understand now about that magical place back there in the woods?  The tall trees, all of the over growth that might happen in the warmer months.  In the cooler months, it just looks mysterious. 

There’s really no telling what lives back there.  I still say to this date that I’ve seen Bigfoot back there.  I know I’ve at least heard his grunts!

 

And I’ve told you before about mom’s obsession liking of the mouse that wears gloves – that Mickey Mouse.  He’s even in the back yard on the back deck.  From this picture, you can see how much snow we had back there.  Doesn’t it make you shiver just a bit?  I already feel so much better just looking at this picture. 

Have I said that I hate heat?

 

  

I thought I would throw this in for our barky friends 🙂  This is Honey Bear.  Honey Bear was a chow mix.  She was so loving, very sweet and very kind.  She lived at the Hotel Thompson – see I told you we had a zoo here – snorts.

She has since gone over the rainbow to animal heaven.  Wasn’t she beautiful? 

 

 And I saved the best for last.  Now you can tell how far the obsession idolization craziness fondness goes for that little mouse.  Go ahead, check out the Hotel Thompson. 

When you are done laughing – snort – tell me that picture doesn’t cool you down a couple of degrees.  There’s nothing like snow in the summer – right?

And, after looking at these pictures of nature, do you understand why I’m an inside piggy?

Happy Monday my friends!  XOXO – Bacon 

 
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Posted by on 06/24/2013 in Bacon

 

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