September 18, 2009

It's Friday night, in the Once-in-a-Lifetime Bistro...

... and, beyond question, life is worth living.

(Video clip by our exquisitely brilliant commenter, rhhardin.)


John Burgess said...

So buy the dog a damned ice cream, already! You know he's eager!

WV: saugsno... see, not sausage, ice cream!

Meade said...

Mrs. Meade adores rhhardin.

traditionalguy said...

Why does rh's dog's looking at the icecream truck remind me of Bob Dylan looking at life? It all goes by so fast.

Lem said...

Video clip by our exquisitely brilliant commenter.. ;)

Leather Daddy said...

In the mood for ice cream? Would you like my Nutty Buddy?

Lawgiver said...

Dogs rule.

traditionalguy said...

lawgiver...The plaque in the kitchen here says. "Women and cats do as they please...Men and dogs should relax and get used to it".That may not apply so much in Rh's life of freedom.

JAL said...

I had a bowl of butter pecan ice cream smothering a piece of Martha's spice cake (wedding recipe).


Angst said...

I like dogs.

They are a bit to high maintenance for me so I'm a cat person. But I like 'em anyway.

My wife and I just got back from our evening stroll thru the neighborhood which always includes a visit of Sammy.

He likes to bark a lot. But, if you wait just a few seconds - he runs and gets his ball and begs you to throw it for him. Ahhh The simple pleasures in life.

Until we get home and our cat smells my hands and disdainfully asks "Just where the HELL have these hands been?"

Yes, life is good.

bagoh20 said...

My five dogs are currently finishing off their dinner: rack or ribs, 4 chicken breasts and one pork liver, all raw.

Me: a smoothie made from cactus pears grown in my yard, (a fridge full from an endless crop this year) mixed with vanilla cream, and ice. The entre'e: a large sourdough pretzel.

We are all quite happy. I love a Friday night. I bought a harmonica today.

BJM said...

Must be the waning days of summer, I had a bowl of Dulce de Leche ice cream and the last of the peaches for supper.

@JAL I love that spice cake, it's the foundation of Martha's empire.

EDH said...

As a kid, perhaps my favorite on the ice cream truck was a cylinder containing vanilla and chocolate ice cream with a piston on a stick at one end that you'd use to push the ice cream out the other end where you'd lick or bite it.

Does anybody remember what they were called? Were they Ice Cream Rockets, Push Pops or something?

Penny said...

No clue EDH. I never licked your...whatever.

Although? I could think about that, sort of.

Honestly, I am nearly embarrased to say I STILL have my eyes on rh and Vicki.

Wondering if I will ever see a "bark"?

DBrooks17 said...

Best movie I have seen this year.

john said...

They're called "push ups". Used to be a nickel, now they are $1.25 off the truck. They don't taste nearly as good at that price.

bagoh20 said...

"Best movie I have seen this year."

Sure, it was an all star cast, but that's no excuse for the rushed character development. I just didn't care where the truck was going. I did find the Dylan score natural and compelling.

Pogo said...

The video clip was strangely affecting.

BJM said...

It's way too quiet in here tonight, we need more cowbell!


peter hoh said...

Video is not working for me. Perhaps life is not worth living, after all.

BJM said...

It gets funnier:

Today's Wash Post, on Michelle Obama's trip to a farmers market:

"Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama's neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine."

wv: scellah - a wide leather belt commonly worn to market in preparation for Batlh jaj.

blake said...

I love when the dog, otherwise transfixed, checks on the camera holder as if to say, "Did you see that?"

Pelalusa said...

If you like dogs, you'll likely enjoy this video I shot this past summer here in my home of Vancouver, BC.

Deb said...

Yesterday we adopted (rescued) a homless dog, Hamilton, a Coonhound/Doberman mix. He has the face and ears of the coonhound but the body of a Doberman. He's a very handsome fellow. So far the four cats are tolerating him pretty well.

My favorite ice cream is actually Moose Tracks frozen yogurt from Publix.

Mr. Forward said...

It's a little known fact that Bob Dylan writes Music for Ice Cream trucks.

"Everybody Must Get Coned."

"One More Cup Of Custard"

"Gotta Soft Serve Somebody"

"Ballad of a Fat Man"

"Quinn, the Eskimo Pie"

Bissage said...

Loved the video clip!

Called Mrs. Bissage over and she loved it, too.

“It’s a dog’s life.”

(There should be a new definition for that.)

Joseph N. Welch said...

"Exquisitely brilliant." Ha!

Do you suck up to your students like that, too?

bearbee said...

There is a poignancy in seeing
Miss Vicki as she longingly watches life pass by. She wants/needs to take a bite out of it.

bagoh20 said...
I bought a harmonica today.

Small event. Endless pleasure

The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears.......

White House staff busy?

Pelalusa said... If you like dogs, you'll likely enjoy this video I shot this past summer here in my home of Vancouver, BC.

Another great video. Big stick for a not so big dog.

GoD And DoG

kentuckyliz said...


knox said...

Do you suck up to your students like that, too?


blogging cockroach said...

just in case tommy ever makes a movie
of me with the ispy or whatever it s called
on his imac i made him promise


to put it up on the internet
tommy is the boy
whose computer i use
it s not that i m not vain
but a video of me hopping
on the keyboard will have
none of the poetic qualities
people think they see in rh s
no sir ye shall know little me
only by my works
and anyway if dad sees my
video on youtube he d call an

rhhardin said...

Big stick for a not so big dog.

Dogs of the Pit Bull heritage love any project with enough taskness to it.

Thurber had his Pit Bull growling and trying to bring a chest of drawers he had found somewhere in through the front gate.

miller said...

My old dog used to do similar things. Eventually I figured out a way to train him to do this on command, especially to children's songs (don't ask me how I did this, but it worked); I got a kick out of asking people to "sing" for me & having my dog come running in the room to start howling along.

Dog are fun.

Cats are simply moving furniture.

rhhardin said...

Door, Dog and reflections.

Dog inside.