Friday, March 29, 2013

Hippity Hoppity Happity Easter

I, Sweet William The Scot, got an Easter Basket!  Yep Mr. Hippity Hoppity loves me.  Lets see I got a new Tuffy Ball,  Old Mother Hubbard Peanut Butter Dog Treats, an egg that looks like chocolate but not because it was made special for me and Peeps because my vet says marshmellow candy is O.K. for dogs.
The Tuffy Ball is for outside play.
Yep I am sooo happy I am Arrooooooooing my happy song!
Oh Yah Oh Yah!
Lee got the tulips.  When the tulips got here they were totally white buds.  Then as they started to open they had some pink.
(see above)
  Now look they are like totally bright pink.

Lee is doing Easter brunch.  We will have crab quiche, pork tenderlion flavored with garlic, steamed asparagus, cheesy hashbrown casserole, fruit in simple syrup, yeast rolls and key lime cheesecake.
Yummy on my tummy! 

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, March 25, 2013

Murder At The Gazebo

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you a day just like today
If I had a tale that I could tell you
I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I'd make a wish for sunshine all the while.
 Yoohoo   I, Sweet William The Scot, am at the bottom of the picture! SEE ME.  Now like the song says I am going to tell you a tale.
That is better you can see me now! 
I am at the Gazebo at Mirror Lake in Eden Park.
It is truely a beautiful place.  Outdoor weddings take place here and model photoshoots and .....
George Remus a bootlegger on October 6, 1927  shot Imogene, his wife, as she ran from her car on the road along side the Gazebo. The gun was found the next spring by a child hunting for Easter eggs near the Gazebo. 
Since that time, there have been reports of sightings of a woman in a long black dress seen near the Gazebo, usually at dusk, and often around the time of year when Imogene Remus was shot, in early October. As the leaves fall from the trees in Eden Park around the Gazebo, people have seen the shadowy figure of the woman nearby, crying quietly and looking out over the park’s reflecting pool, though if approached, the woman disappears.
Remus was never punished for her death. Who knows, but the life and legend of George Remus has always been a classical tale, so it is only fitting that it has a ghost story associated with it as well.
This picture was taken last October.
Have you ever seen a ghostly Apparition?
In December I showed you the poinsettia display at the Krohn Conservatory and said all the miniature natural places were real in Cincinnati.  Well here is the miniature Gazebo.  
Cincinnati has a great Queen City Underground history.  Maybe sometime I will take you under my city.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot
Not the greatest photo the camera was at full zoom, but we saw this vibrant in color, activity, and song cardinal this morning on our walk..  Isn't he beautiful.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Cormorant Fisherman

It's a good day for hanging around!  Does your city have a sister city?
Well in my city, Cincinnati, Ohio, we have seven sister cities.
One of the sister cities is Gifu, Japan 
 It became a Sister City: May 11, 1988
Population: 413,099
Land Area: 203 miles2
Distance from Fountain Square the center of my city: 6659 miles
Don't think I will be traveling there soon.
 Gifu City is located in central Japan on the island of Honshu.  Gifu City is most famous for its 1300-year-old cormorant fishing tradition, which uses the birds to catch fish attracting thousands of tourists each year.
The fishermen tie a snare near the base of the bird's throat. This prevents the birds from swallowing larger fish, which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up.  YUCK!!
This picture was taken last Fall.
They gave my city this statue of friendship in 1992.
If you visit the Twin Lakes in Eden Park, you will discover the statue of a cormorant fisherman adjacent to beautiful flowering cherry trees.
The plaque is written in braille also.
Why I have little statues and plaques all over my city.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dynamic Duo Day

 March 15th  
Dynamic Duo Day
Pip "Blogville King of Cheeseburgers"
Puddles "Blogville Queen of Merriment and Mayhem"
Proverbs 31:6 
Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish.
Oh I am in anguish honoring Puddles the lush.
Give me a glass of wine!!
Those who have suffered the effects call them
The French call  it ‘wood mouth.’
 Germans refer to it as ‘wailing of the cats.’
 Italians call it ‘out of tune.’
 Malaysians call it ‘lo.’
 Norwegians identify it as ‘carpenters in the head.’
 Spaniards call it ‘backlash.’
 Swedes refer to it as ‘pain in the hair roots.
Yep Puddles is all of those!!
And do not get drunk with wine,  for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.
Pip has the best spirit. And no I am not referring to  a strong alcoholic drink.
Now let us all raise our glasses to the best duo in Blogville!
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Got to go, I am on my way to Ranger's and Stuart's Beach Birthday Party!
See you there.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Beach Party Birthday Stuart & Ranger

 The chair is empty guess I, Sweet William The Scot, will take the beach chair and set up my umbrella. 
 March 15th is the Beach Party over at Ranger's and Stuart's blogs.
Oh My I, Sweet William The Scot, am waiting for the Scottie Gang to arrive to celebrate the birthdays of Stuart from The Scottie Chronicles and Ranger from The Adventures of Ranger.
Jazzi got here first wearing her snazzi beach hat.
The Gang is starting to arrive.  Bella and Daisy from Downunder Daisy just came running in.  Why Bella went directly to picking out a surf board so she can hit the water.  That is one scot who loves the water.  Social Daisy still has her tongue hanging out from that long run. I kind of have a secret crush on her.  Don't tell Jazzi.
My there is Susie from Susie and Sidebite.  Susie brought her bagpipes so she can play Happy Birthday while we all Aroooo to the birthday boys.
And Kyla from KylaScott drove in from Arizona asking where is the firepit and when will we start roastin those weiner dogs and marshmallows.  That lassie has got a one track mind for food.
Oh this is the life, me with this harem of wonderful Scottie Lassies.  Don't wake me I am having the most wonderful dream.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Psssss ~ We had a little excitement in the hood since my last post.  Look at the fire trucks sitting at the end of my driveway.  My oh my!  The neighbor set his fireplace/chimney on fire.  Remember never over stack your firebox and aways have your chimney cleaned every two years.  Well that is what the fireman said.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Quality Control

Yes Quality Control, or QC for short is a process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production.
O.K. I, Sweet William The Scot, ask where was the inspector for these products!
The after dinner mint on the left is the proper size.  The mints kept getting smaller and smaller in the sack.  My mouth cannot find the mint.
Where is quality control?
Now look at this, each peppermint is wrapped in plastic.  The one on the right is quality.  The middle one has two in the wrapper, one the proper size and the other a little hard gum ball break your teeth and not melt in your mouth quality.  And lastly a broken piece in a plastic wrapper. Where is the rest of that mint?
Where is quality control?
Two envelopes of hot chocolate.  One makes a nice cup.  Well the other one just barely tinted the water.  Serve that cup to someone else. Yuk!
Where is quality control?
Now do you see these two eggs.  Well the one on the left is just long and narrow.  Was the chicken quitting for the day.  Was the chicken dissatisfied with her job.  Was the chicken sneezing when she popped this one out I ask? 
Where is quality control?
Now this is defintely a Puddles' WTF!
I got a box of Iams Biscuits and when Lee opened the box the whole botton third was thin, flat, hard scraps,  leftover bits of biscuits that they over baked.  Lee put one down and I looked at it like HUH!  Oh grab that human that was in charge and bite their leg.
Where is quality control?
Manufacturing Quality Management Course yep they need a course to satisfy their customers.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Pssssssss ~ The 2013 Iditarod started this week.  Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot,  pray that all the dogs and mushers have a safe run.   Team of 16 dogs, of which at least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance of 998 miles in 9–15 days or more. 
The most famous event in the history of Alaskan mushing is the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the "Great Race of Mercy." A dipththeria epidemic threatened Nome, especially the Alaska Native children who had no immunity to the "white man's disease", and the nearest quantity of antitoxin was found to be in Anchorage. Since the two available planes were both dismantled and had never been flown in the winter, Governor  Scott Bone approved a safer route. The 20-pound (9.1 kg) cylinder of serum was sent by train 298 miles (480 km) from the southern port of Seward to Nenana, where it was passed just before midnight on January 27 to the first of twenty mushers and more than 100 dogs who relayed the package 674 miles (1,085 km) from Nenana to Nome. The dogs ran in relays, with no dog running over 100 miles (160 km).
Two dogs are remembered out of the many who preformed this feat.  Balto who carried the serum into Nome and Togo who carried the serum 91 miles, the single farthest of any team.