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Bacon’s Tales of Terror

Welcome my friends to another edition of Bacon’s Tales of Terror.  I hope you didn’t get too scared with my 31 Days of Spook.  And to think – I saved a really good true story for today.  Something that my little brother Houdini and my mommy saw happen right here at the Hotel Thompson.  Are you afraid yet?  Well if not, come closer to the computer screen for a really great story.  My mom is going to tell it… are you ready?


There we were a couple of weeks ago here at the Hotel Thompson.  It had been one of those weeks that rain and fog was taken over the area.  You know the rain and fog I’m talking about – the cold drizzly kind that falls like icicles down the back of your neck when you are running from the car to the house. All I wanted to do was get home, make a fire, fix dinner and then go to bed.  What a day.  

And that’s what I did in that order.  After everyone was fed, we had a little quiet time together and then it was bedtime with stories and tucking in for the anipals.  Me and the hub were finally able to hit the bed ourselves.  By the time the hub’s head hit his pillow, he was out like a light for the night.  I however had problems of tossing and turning while listening to the rain hit the bedroom windows.  After a while, sleep finally found me.  

Then something woke me.  I wasn’t sure what it was at first so I just remained where I was and listened.  I heard Houdini whimpering in his room.  That was so unlike him.  I gave him a few minutes in case he was dreaming but it didn’t stop.  And it sounded like he was right at his bedroom door and not in his bed where I put him.  I got up to check on him and we went into the living room for a while.  

I kept all of the lights off except the small little night light in the hallway.  We sat on the sofa, Houdini in my arms and me comforting him by gently rocking.  A few minutes went by and something caught my eye.  The sofa overlooks our big front room windows over the porch.  I looked again to see what it was that I had seen.  Silently I watched, gently rocking Houdini and waited.  Then it happened again.  A shadow of a person or something that walked in front of the windows towards the front door.  WTH?!  

Not only did I see it, so did Houdini.  He bounced off of me, ran across the room and started barking like crazy.  I got up and silently tip toed over to the door.  I gently pulled the curtain to the side to see who was out there.  Nobody.  Nothing.  No one.  And then it dawned on me.  There’s a security light on the front porch.  If someone had ‘walked’ on the front porch like we had seen, the light would have went on.  It didn’t.  Was I seeing things?  If so, then Houdini was too.  

After a few minutes, Houdini quit barking.  He crawled back up in my lap on the sofa and went to sleep.  I on the other hand did not.  I sat and wondered about exactly what did we see?

Have you ever had something like this happen?


Posted by on 11/13/2015 in Bacon, Bacons Tales of Terror, Houdini


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Shopping Around the World

My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World.   We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA.

 Items to price this month:

  • Milk.  Mom usually buys 1/2 gallon store brand which lately has been on sale for $1.00
  • Tomatoes.  Mom loves Roma tomatoes.  They are small but meaty.  She bought some for the dinner at $1.29 a pound – that was about 4 tomatoes.
  • Canned Product.  Black beans.  How could you possibly go wrong with black beans – especially when you can buy store brand for a $1.00 a can.  Mom bought two cans for the meal.
  • Homemade Dish.  Jalapeno Cornbread with Black Beans 🙂 yum – see below
  • Random Item of your choice.  Jalapeno.  Mom bought one very large one and it only cost $0.69 the day she was at the market.

 Okay my friends.  Mommy went easy – really easy on this month’s Shopping Around the World – go mom!  She was able to combine all of her prices and items into the Homemade Dish – which is one of our favorites here at the Hotel Thompson.

Jalapeno Cornbread made with with a diced up Jalapeno (according to taste how much you throw in), cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 cup of cornmeal and shredded cheddar cheese.  We have a small iron skillet that will serve four slices of cornbread.  Mix ingredients, except for shredded cheddar cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  When done turn over skillet onto a plate and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Black Beans with tomatoes, diced Jalapeno’s and diced red onions. So easy here – snorts.  Open store bought black beans and heat over the stove on medium heat.  Add a little chicken broth (or whatever broth you have on hand), diced Jalapenos (to taste for heat) and diced tomatoes.  When bubbles, turn down to low and stir.

When bread is ready, spoon black beans into bowl and top with more diced tomatoes.  Mom even added some cilantro into the mix this date.  A meal made for a king and queen.  Filling and hot for a cold rainy night that we seem to be having a LOT of lately.  Happy eats my friends.

Oh… and this entire meal when you break it down ends up to be around less than $6.00 for two people.

I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  Hope to see you shopping soon!


Posted by on 03/27/2015 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World


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Do You Have a Little Pluviophile In You?

I think my mommy does.  She absolutely loves it when it rains outside and looks miserable.  She says that she feels most alive during these days.  She’s a strange human.  But then again I thought to myself, I wonder if there are others like her out there.  So my friends I ask you.  Do you have a little pluviophile in you?  Snorts.  Happy October! IMG_0582.JPG


Posted by on 10/01/2014 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon


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