November 27, 2014: The Uninvited Dinner Guest!

Today, Akemi made a roasted pistachio-crusted lamb shoulder.  She spent over a half an hour toiling away, de-shelling the pistachios and de-skinning them.  Her arduous work finally complete, she stepped away to use the bathroom and, when she returned not a moment later, discovered Lulu up on the table, enjoying the fruits of her labor.  She was NOT happy.  I refer to Akemi of course.  Lulu was apparently VERY happy.

 November 27, 2014: The Uninvited Dinner Guest!Meanwhile, we met these two comparatively much better behaved dogs while we were out shopping last night.  Bruce Lee on the left and Coco on the right.  According to Bruce’s owner, he’s well-named – a spirited scrapper at the dog park.

November 27, 2014: The Uninvited Dinner Guest!

And by “shopping”, I mean picking up this bottle of Washington Wheat Whiskey.  I’m a big bourbon fan and generally prefer “wheated” bourbon (meaning wheat is used as a secondary grain after corn – instead of rye) which tends to be softer, nuttier, and less sour.  This 100% locally-sourced wheat whiskey is an exceptionally smooth pour – creamy, caramely, with a nice spicy finish.

November 27, 2014: The Uninvited Dinner Guest!

Hey, check it out.  Just in time for our first Special Effects meeting.  The first production draft of episode #101! And, yep, that’s me.  Oseph!

14 thoughts on “November 27, 2014: The Uninvited Dinner Guest!

  1. Lulu!! I can’t believe she would actually do such a thing. Okay, maybe I could, but still! I take it the actual meat was left unchomped ?

    Maggiemayday, I’m just headed back to Vegas and then home after this.

    Okay, just a few more pics!

    And then, there was this awkwardly eroded formation.

  2. @ gforce – Those formations look like the drizzle sand castles I made at the beach last summer when I was a kid! 😀

    @ Lulu – Bad doggy!!

    @ Joey – Isn’t ‘Joey’ better than ‘Oseph’? The latter sounds like one of those obscure Old Testament names. 🙂


  3. That story reminds me of my sister’s late large German-short-hair, Bronx, when I was visiting her years ago…In February, in New Brunswick…

    OLD Bronx was sitting at the top of the main floor landing – near the kitchen – over-looking the front door staircase, quietly chewing on a chew toy whilst the 3 cats were off doing whatever mischief that they usually do. A 4-pound roast was sitting on the kitchen-counter. My niece & I had to leave the house to pick up my sister at work. We were gone no more than 15-minutes. Tops! We get back, Bronx is still “quietly” sitting in his spot… And, EVERYTHING looked fine… About 20-minutes later, we “notice” that the roast is M.I.A.!?! – That dog would have made a great Poker player!

  4. @das: that’s kind of how these ones form, except the sand drizzles OFF them!

    @baterista: I just load the photos to a photo sharing site, (I like Photobucket) and copy the direct link to the comment post. WordPress figures the rest out.

    @ganymede: I blame the cats!

  5. gforce, what beautiful pics, thanks for sharing. We made it to NY for Thanksgiving,,too dang cold for this FL gal. Bring on a warmup please. Lulu, bad dog, but not hungry dog.., Oseph, secret super hero name maybe?!?
    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and if you wanted to do black friday shopping today, more power to you, hope you find some good bargains.! (I will NOT be out there in your way)

  6. gforce: Those pictures are incredible! Thanks for sharing them. Have you thought about submitting to a magazine?

    Poor little Lulu. Starving and having to scrounge for food…. 🙂

    Ganymede: A whole roast? Wow!

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Is it business as usual in Canada Oseph?

  7. You forgot to give this blog entry a title. May I suggest:
    “Lulu!!! Whiskey!! and Oseph!”

  8. How is LuLu feeling today? Earlier this week, our veterinarian posted this on their Facebook page regarding dogs eating nuts:

    “Tuesday Tip: Nuts are an excellent source of nutrition for us, but they can be a real problem for our dogs! While their salty or flavored goodness is a popular treat at holiday gatherings, you should keep all nuts out of reach of your canine friends. Certain types of nuts can cause toxic poisonings, an upset stomach, or an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract resulting in the need for emergency surgery and unexpected veterinary expenses. Be sure to keep these OFF your dog’s Thanksgiving plate: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, and hickory nuts. For more info, check out the photo. Questions? Please call us!”

    The poster that they refer to says that pistachios are high in fat and can cause gastrointestinal upset and pancreatitis. Rub LuLu’s belly and see if she seems to have a sore spot. I recommend you call your vet and ask for guidance. I hope experiences no ill effects.

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