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Friday, July 16, 2010

fridays with asa: oskar's all about your people day!

greetings!  today i shall be participating in my handsome friend oskar's "all about your people day".  oskar is facilitating this event by placing a linking tool on his blog that allows you to click on each participant's post.  it's quite ingenious, really.  contrary to what you may have inferred, this event will actually run the weekend in it's entirety, so take heart as you still have time to prepare your post.  for additional information, please hover your mouse over oskar's badge above and then click to be redirected to his instructional post.  i kindly thank you.
now, per oskar's instructions, i am to blog about my mom and dad and their many intricacies.  i have made the executive decision to share the abridged version with you as one could observe my parents for millennia and still remain thoroughly perplexed.  ha.
let us begin with the basics.  i and my little brother booker reside with my parents in lexington, south carolina.  the city of lexington is a stone's throw west of columbia, the state capital.  we are approximately two hours from charleston and the ocean.

my mom and dad are both graduates of the university of south carolina.  we are a carolina gamecock family through and through!  (translation:  clemson is most abominable, followed by the university of georgia, which is somewhat abominable.)

pertaining to employment, my mom works as a medical assistant at a surgical practice.  she spends the work day assisting her doctors who treat patients with a plethora of head and neck maladies.  i can indeed confirm that she has experienced some very interesting scenarios while on the job, but she has elected to keep these to herself in the interest of patient confidentiality.
my dad is an electrical engineer and works for an industrial tool company that specializes in automobile and aeronautical applications.  he is a programming and coding virtuoso.  his work at times takes him to exciting locales such as canada, japan, and germany.
below you will see my mom, noelle, and my dad, seth.  they have been married for almost 8 years.  a glimpse at this picture subtly reveals the fact that my parents possess the gene for silliness.

a class act

 if you require more proof, i submit this photo taken at halloween:

mario & luigi

ah, this picture also provides the perfect segue for discussing my parents' pastimes.  as you have most likely deduced, my mom and dad enjoy the amusements that video and/or computer games provide.  clearly, they are fond of super mario brothers in any form, but their current favorite is a computer game known as world of warcraft.
mom and dad also enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, which, of course, booker and i greatly appreciate!  walking, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and camping are the main activities in which we take part.

at pisgah national park in north carolina (before booker was born)
a casual stroll around a local farm
hiking at oconee station falls

left to their own devices, my parents possess their own individual hobbies.  my mom, for instance, revels in cake baking and decorating, anything crafty in nature, and reading.  in all honesty, she would gladly welcome with open arms the opportunity to bake and decorate cakes full time, but said opportunity has not afforded itself to her.  

my dad, on the other hand, is a master tinkerer.  he delights in drawing schematics of inventions which he has conjured in his mind and then rendering these schematics into physical being.  as you know from my previous garden posts, he also enjoys gardening a great deal, and several of his inventions were created with that express purpose.  as well, my dad adores reading science fiction.

here my dad is testing the lighting feature of his invention, the germination station.  the light is programmed to turn on when the sun sets and turn off when the sun rises. 

the completed germination station, which is programmed to provide light & heat to seedlings, is even capable of storing precipitation! 

and that, dear friends, concludes today's post about my mom and dad.  i trust that you have found this to be most educational.
good day!


Oskar said...

Hey my people went to the Pisgah National Forest a couple of times last year. They had friends who lived right by there in Brevard.

Your people look funny in those costumes & I enjoyed learning about them.

thanks for playing along!

Lola said...

Your humans sound pretty pawsome, Asa. I guess that's where your intellect comes from. Also your Mom is so pretty. She probably gets that from you. You have a great family.

Lotsa licks, Lola

Zona said...

Your mom is so pretty, Asa! I see where you get your cute looks! And that Halloween picture is priceless! Do they don those outfits when they play video games?

Those cakes look too good to eat....almost! YUM!

Seems like a lot of my anipals are in South Carolina! It must be the place to be!


Maggie Mae said...


That was so nice to share your peoples with us and those cakes look likes something from a Food Network!
Your mom and dad look like SO much fun and they is both very nice to look at too.

But most important, we have the face behind the famous "bookerman picture" :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Two Pitties in the City said...

We know so much about you guys, it's so interesting to learn about the people. Those cakes look amazing; maybe your mom could do it part time?

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Booker man (and Noelle!)
Thank you for this fabulous post! It was so, so interestig to hear all about you guys! You are quite a talented bunch :) ...not to mention...very photogenic too :)
My life seems rather dull compared to yours...whew!
Sending lotsaluv and thanx for sharing it all...wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Oh Asa! I just LUVED hearing all abouts your mom and dad! They are really Most Luvly peoples (both inside AND out). It sounds like it's soooo interesting living with them. Does your mom ever lets you and Booker Man sample those luscious and beautiful looking cakes? Maybe your mom could start baking doggie birthday cakes! I bets she could make lotsa green papers doing that!

Wiggles & Wags,

The Teacher's Pets said...

You know, after reading all about your parents I feel a little closer to them! Hee! Hee! It is a great idea of Oskar's to give the humans a little bit of the spotlight beclaws after all they did take us home to live with us and that should count fur something, right? I thought my mom was gonna wait til Sunday to tell you more about herself (and my dad, of course)but now that she's read about your wonderfully silly folks, I think she's going to re-think her choice!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Your parents sound a lot like mine! They are both computer people and addicted players of World of Warcrack. :-D There is much more to tell but since we just found out about this neatness we will have to go of and prepare something!


Mr. Nubbin'

Frankie Furter said...

Dear Asa, Once again you have pawed us a wonderful post. It is most enjoyable to learn more of your two leggers. They must be very intelligent indeed, after all... they live with YOU and the Booker Man. I like the silly gene that they both share. Please tell them that I think they are both "Keepers".

Minna Krebs said...

I loved reading bout your two leggers, butt i am AMAZED at another BlogLand furrend that lives in South Carolina!!!!! There must be millions of you! BOL!

Glad you shared with us, Asa!


PeeS....Please tell the Booker Man that I appreciates him admitting that he was taken in by Frankie's prank too! I feels much better that a big handsome fellow like him beleeved in Frankie's ***not for ** business too!

scotsmad said...

Asa, what a great synopsis of your people. You can't lose with humans who have that silly gene--though they can embarrass you at times!

No wonder you and Booker chose them to spend your lives with.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Deborah said...

Hey Booker! Tell your parents it is nice to see them and get to know something about them, I love the silly part! What a fun idea! I don't have too much to say though, I'm just a Mom, working, blogging manica! haha
Have a great weekend!

A MilShelb Mom said...

Sounds like you've got some pretty cool humans! Go Gamecocks!
~Milly and Shelby

3 doxies said...

It's meeeeeeeeee...I promise, I bes nice today. Oh wait, it's Asa, course I be nice.
Okays, you mom and dad went to da chicken school, that bes good they smart. Hey my dad is an engineer too. My dad is a bit of a nerd, is yours?
I had no idea your mom made such beautiful cakes. That is really a work of art in itself. My mum used to bes crafty but then hers got lazy.


houndstooth said...

That was so cool to learn more about your mom and dad! They do seem to be very good-natured folks!


Mr. Pip said...

Your parents sound very cool! I wish we lived closer because my mom has neck problems. Boy, those cakes are impressive - maybe some day she will be famous and have her own show on the food network!

Your pal, Pip

Ms. ~K said...

So happy to meet your mom and dad...
Guess where our mom went to school? (we'll give you a hint, not Clemson)...teeheehee!!!
She's trying to get tickets to the game Sept. 11.
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Dory and the Mama said...

WOW...what totally cool parents you have!! Thaks for sharing them with us!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

How exciting to learn more about the people behind the dogs.

Noelle, I'm not sure if you know but my day job is manufacturing food safe rubber stamps for cookies cakes and pastries... I do a lot of cake decorating too!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What pawesome fakhts!

Of khourse, we are khwite taken with the KHAKE part!

Thanks fur sharing!


Benny and Lily said...

cute post. Your pawrents are very good looking. You are one lucky doggy
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Booker and Asa!
I was pawesome to know about your mom and dad! The are very beautiful/handsome !
They sure have interesting jobs!
Kisses and hugs

sprinkles said...

I loved reading all about your pawrents, thanks for sharing! I was born in SC but have no memory of it since we left when I was still a very young baby.

Oconee Station Falls is really beautiful!

Your mom would make an excellent cake decorator!

Bella the Westie said...

I love reading about doggies' families. so sweet.
Your parents look very lovely.
You are so lucky!

Your mum's cakes are amazing!

Love, Bella.

Sagira said...

Your people sounds very cool and your dad is an inventor, wow!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Asa and Booker Man! I sure liked reading all about your mom and dad and the things they do! Sounds like they are really fun! And, guess what? My mom's name is Noelle, too!

hero said...

You sure have pawsome parents, bookerman... thanks for sharing their stories with us, I truly enjoyed reading it.

Licks, hero

JD and Max said...

Hi Miss Asa - oh, gorgeous Miss Asa! We could listen to you for hours, hanging onto your every word. You are so eloquent and regal - we're pretty sure you MUST have royal blood running through your veins. Sigh.....!!

Before we comment on your post we'd like to thank you for you and Booker's good vibes to help us get better. Boiled chicken and white rice is indeed a miracle cure AND it tastes so yummy too! We often wish we had poorly tummies more often JUST so we can get our chicken and rice quota, he he he!

This was a great post Miss Asa - your people are wonderful and both very good looking! But we DID giggle at the photo of them dressed up - aren't humans weird sometimes, he he he!! It was great to get to know your humans better - wasn't Oskar's game a GREAT idea?!

Oh, before we leave - we LOVE the new blog header - neat photo of your brother!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

1000 Goldens said...

Asa and Booker Man - we really enjoyed this glimpse into the lives of your humans. They are so cool!!

road-dog-tales said...

Yummmm, cake! Looks like you have super fun and talented parents! And they know how to show a dog a good time! We live in SC, too - the coastal side.
The Road Dogs

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Cool parents you and Asa have there. Silly is good, don't you think? It looks like they are pretty smart too = both have great jobs. And that means lots of good treats and toys for you two. Your Mom just needs to get some PR for her cakes. If she were here, she would be in high demand for custom birthday/baby/shower/wedding cakes. Sometimes it gets started by word of mouth - our human sister has a cake maker who can't keep up with all the requests. And if it is something you enjoy too, go for it.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

little princess Luna~ said...

hi asi and bookie--what pawsome pawrents you have~!! i loved reading all about them~!! :D

btw, you two have an award to pick up! come on by the bloggie and grab it~!! :)


Anonymous said...

Hello Asa and Booker Man! I am new to your blog and just love it!Just loved your hoomans story they sure are funny! But that must mean that they are alot of fun to be around!

Come on over and see me sometime!

Woo woo's, Tessa

3 doxies said...

Hehehe...I comes back to tell ya dat Mr. Dad so ain't into all dat Clemson stuff...basically he HAD to go theirs cuz it was da only school dat offered his major...he has nuttin to does withs Clemson anymore.
Aaaaaand I furgots to say how purty your mom and dad are, ya'll are so lucky to haves such fun peoples.


Priscilla said...

Looks like your mom and dad have done so much together!! Thanks for telling us about them!

Cocorue said...

your hoomans sure looks fun and that silly gene goes a long way. AND they are good looking hoomans .....they must take after you, right?

mine don't look anything like moi...i think they are from another planet bol!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Booker & Asa
You have two very nice people.
Mom wishes she could stay home & sew full time.
Love Ruby & Penny

JD and Max said...

Hi Booker and Miss Asa - could we please request that you drop us an e-mail at as we have something a little delicate we'd like to run by you. Thanks everso!! JD and Max.

Anonymous said...

BOL now I'll always think of you as the furiend with the silly parents from South Carolina! Very interesting stuff from the fun you all have to your parents' various hobbies. You lucky dawg!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Hi Asa & Booker,

Your pawrents look like lots of fun!! My Mommy has no talents but I love her anyway.

Great looking cakes. I bet your Mom would be a great backer.

Thanks again for helping Shelby.


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Been busy n catching up on reading past blog post. Good to meet your human parents. They are wonderful and mom have great talent on cake baking ... encourage her to pursue it ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Booker Man,

Thanks for posting about your parents - it sounds like you live in an intersting and cool household with people who do some fun stuff.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Asa! That is some cool info about your parents! Our mom likes those Mario guys too, though she doesn't get to play with them often. It sounds like a great family!

Inky and Molly said...

Oh it was great to finally meet the parents as well! What a clever bunch you all are. Silly, but clever. A devilish combination and we expected none less with two super kiddos like yourselves!
One day we must also blap about our pinkies, but you know, where do yer start???