Friday, November 15, 2013

Odds and Ends…

While we were out on our walk this morning, I promised Olive the pug that we would make some pumpkin oatmeal dog cookies later in the day if she would be willing to help out.  If I’m in the kitchen cooking, most likely Olive is sitting on her kitchen bed waiting for me to drop something good to eat on the floor.  Asking was really not necessary.  So this afternoon, we made the cookies and once they cooled down enough for her to try them, Olive gave them two paws up.

The finished product
Olive waiting patiently on her kitchen bed for the cookies to hurry up and cool down.
The other day when we were traveling down the road, we found ourselves in back of a car from Connecticut with a vanity plate that said “Booser.”  I was wondering if they actually meant “Boozer.”  When I pointed it out, Evan noticed that they had a license surround that claimed they were proud alumni of the University of Connecticut.  “That figures,” I said, being a proud resident of Massachusetts.  “No wonder they can’t spell.”   But then, I thought that no one who was an actual boozer would want to advertise that on their license plate so it must mean something else…like one who boos a lot.  Greg thought it must be a play on their name somehow, but I couldn’t think of a name that translates into a nickname Booser.  Boo Radley was the closest I could come up with.  What do you think?

I was having a hard time thinking of something for my Flickr 365 earlier this week and I was in Oxford, Massachusetts, near the cemetery where Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, is buried.  I decided to go take a picture of her headstone.  I’ve been there and I’ve done that before so it felt a little redundant.  Anyhow, long story short, the sun was not cooperating with me that day anyhow and I couldn’t get a good photo of the headstone.  But, I noticed that the shadows were so strong that I could get a picture of myself walking through the woods.


Hope you are all having a great weekend!

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

scary forest gremlin alert! :)

olive and her cookies - what a sweet way to spend the day. :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Olive you are too cute & always steal the show. ( :

Barb said...

You look a little like a "booser" in that photo. I hope Olive likes to share.

Nicki said...

That Olive is so patient and cute. Perhaps going 'cat' was a mistake (not too happy with my critters right now). No idea on the 'booser' - the ability to drive or own a vanity plate is clearly not based on IQ from many I've seen - so it could very well mean 'booser' or a bar tender. Interesting shadow you have there!

Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie said...

You need to change the name of your blog....there is nothing commonplace about you images!!

LOVE sweet olive!!

Brian King said...

Love your shadow on the tree! Cool shot!

Lynn said...

that is pretty cool your shadow shot..I wonder if our dog would eat those cookies...love the shot of Olive.

Pamela Gordon said...

The dog biscuits sound good enough for humans to eat too! Lucky Olive. The photo of your shadow on the tree trunk is awesome! I've never seen one like this before. Have a great weekend.

Nancy Claeys said...

Not sure about the license plate mystery -- maybe a private joke? :)

Betty Manousos said...

hi barbara,
love you olive! you're too cute!

very cool post!

happy weekend~

Sandra said...

LOL on the picture of you. love the shot and you look like a Mini-bigfoot.. the trees and shadows are beautiful.. cool shot and I even googled booser and got lots of crazy things but nothing that made sense. maybe they meant Bowser? LOL

Sandra said...

forgot to say Olive you are looking good waiting for your cookie.

augcott said...

Olive is so dang cute!
OMG ... how I love that last shot of your shadow!!!! OMG!!!!
I can't help you with the Booser thing .. and I'm from CT ....
Have a great weekend!

Kerri Farley said...

Those Dog treats look good enough for humans :)

Rose said...

Love your shadow shot...googled Booser--didn't really click on links. But it seems to be a common name. Also saw that one of the dictionaries said it was someone who drinks a lot.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Those doggie cookies look delicious. Does Olive share? She looks so sweet and patient in that shot.

"Booser"? I don't know. There are so many vanity plates in Virginia. Sometimes I wonder at some of them, trying to figure them out.

Love that shadow shot!

Ida said...

Okay do you have a recipe for those dog cookies? Olive is so cute waiting there for the cookies to cool down.
I did a quick Google search on "Booser" which is a slang term for one who drinks booze. So maybe they are proud of that fact. Weird huh?
Oh your shadow shot is really cool looking.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That last photo looked somewhat like an elf or perhaps gnome stealing the way through the forest.

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Stratoz said...

Glad you pug has patience. I hear it is a fine quality to have.