Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nazar Boncuk, Scout and Wheel

- A visitor spotting the "evil eye," received as a wedding favor at a Turkish - American marriage ceremony, in my hurricane lamp. Turkish people believe the evil eye, or nazar boncuk, wards off misfortune and ill will from the evil eyes of others. I just like the way it looks among the other rocks.

- Another great client dog, Scout, a two-year-old yellow lab who exuberantly brought all his toys for display one by one. He mortified his owner by walking though his visitor's legs from behind. The visitor thought it was funny.

- Sitting with other visitors and patients in a hospital community room and reflecting how the ubiquitous television game show "Wheel of Fortune" brings people together.


TALON said...

I've never seen an evil eye before! Now that's unique, Lynn.

I think it's instinctive in the retriever breeds because Charlie (only half lab) feels compelled to bring something to everyone who visits.

I can just see everyone watching the show, Lynn, and trying to solve the puzzles.

Lynn said...

Talon -

My niece sent photos from Turkey in which dozens of these things were hanging on trees, etc.

The time before when I was there I was so intently talking to his owner that Scout finally reached up and grabbed the folder I was holding leaving teeth marks. More mortification from client, but I thought it was funny.

Yes - Pat Sajak - the great equalizer. :)

Jannie Funster said...

Glad it's a good evil eye. I used to get a ton of negative ones from teachers.

I used to watch the Wheel every night with Jim's mom when she was alive and I was up there in N.S. She always thought I was so good at it, but I was probably average. Is Vanna still on there?

Lynn said...

Jannie -

You did? I used to get it from mom all the time - she actually called it that. :)

Yes - Vanna is still on. The website has some of her recipes. Strange, that.

Maude Lynn said...

I absolutely detest Wheel of Fortune. But, if it's on, I end watching and playing. I can't help myself!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

It's not my favorite either. But it was probably that or Entertainment Tonight. :)

Cookie said...

I have always liked the evil eye. i had some jewlry with it in high school and my parents thought it was creepy.

Lynn said...

Me, too, Cookie. The link shows bracelets and such. My niece had them holding down the escort cards for her wedding reception last year.

G-Man said...

Wednesday Musings?

Lynn said...

A good name for it Galen. :) But I pretty much muse about stuff every day.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm not sure what's more evil, the eye or the Wheel of Fortune. I don't watch tv, well apart from the music channels, but my mother is very keen on any quiz programs.

Lynn said...

Joe -

I didn't think of the similarities between the wheel and evil eye! Great observation. :) I do kind of like Jeopardy - it's more trivia based, but rarely see it.

Jannie Funster said...

Oh , yes, get and gave plenty of evil eyes. At the risk of gossiping about 1 teacher in particular, I had her evil eye DOWN, all the kids loved my parody of her. She kicked major booty as a teacher, tho. Learned a lot from her.


Lynn said...

Jannie -

I'll bet it was fun to be in school with you.