Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Odelia Occupies One's Self While Oogling Olympia's Olive Oil

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our EIGHTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "O".


Olive oil of Olympic proportions as far as the image is concerned! It's Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO): cold pressed. If you feel so inclined, read up on the history of it and how it is made. You may as well, as I know all of you have a bottle of it in your kitchen! I know that is about all I cook with unless I am cooking with a high temperature; then out comes the Safflower oil.

And let's not confuse this Olive oil with the cartoon character from the Popeye cartoon series of days gone by!

Odelia is an Anglo Saxon and a Teutonic name. It means, "little wealthy one", or in Teutonic, "wealthy".  A pretty 'rich' name. I never knew.

Ah, yes. And then there's Olympia-the ancient site for the Grecian Olympic games.

And then there's:


Edouard Manet's, "Olympia"
(image source was from Google images)

When this painting was exhibited, it was considered shocking. But, not for the reason you might think. Nope. It wasn't the nudity issue. It had to do with her demeanor and the content within the painting. You can read more about it here.

Obiter dictum. Have you used that one in a sentence at least once in your lifetime? Here's what it means (from Wikipedia): An obiter dictum is a remark or observation made by a judge that, although included in the body of the court's opinion, does not form a necessary part of the court's decision.


Oh, and I hope you can help our local high school students (Rio Rancho High School) win this year's van Shoes Custom Culture Design contest. They need your vote by May 2nd! They won this contest last year and what a life changing experience it was for these students. They have now made it into the 50 semi-finalist category and the prize this year is a much larger prize.

I made a You Tube video that tells you all of the info and also shows the shoes that were submitted in this design contest.

Help them out! Vote for them! Tell all your friends! Put the link on your Face Book page. Send your friends an email with the link. Tweet it on Twitter. Well, you get the jist...

Here's the link:



Roger Owen Green said...

Olive oil is tasty and healthy.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

Olive oil is what I also use for baking and salades.
The shoes are beautiful!

Mar said...

Love olive oil :)
Great choices for O

rebecca said...

oh my goodness!!!
my feet are dancing...i am going to post your video on share the joy thursdays so more will see it!!!
and yes, i am off to vote for your peeps!

you are so wonderful in your dedication and support of the arts for children!

Kay L. Davies said...

Since I also mentioned Manet in my O post, I had to look up the Olympia painting. I knew it reminded me of another painting, and it's interesting to see how people reacted so differently to Manet's version of a reclining female nude. LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I love olive oil, too! Not only great to cook with and in salads, it's also good for the skin!! Hope your week is going well, Paula!

ABC Team

EG Wow said...

I'm a believer in olive oil for salads, that's for sure. I'm now going to check out your slide show on shoes. :)

EG Wow said...

The kids are soooo talented. I wish them all the best!

Carver said...

Outstanding post for O.

photowannabe said...

What a terrific eclectic post Paula. I always learn so much from coming here.
Love the shoes and evoo is great.

Gigi Ann said...

Yea, I like Olive Oil too. I will go check out the video now.

Meryl said...

Nice post. I too cook only with olive oil (although I often use the "light" oil which may not have too much of the good stuff left in it.)

Wanda said...

What a great tour of "O's" ~~ I use virgin olive oil all the time. Today it was balsamic vinegar and olive oil for our salad dressing.

Olive, from Popeye is one of my favorites.

Interesting post.

Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful picture of olive oil. And surely an eye-catching Manet. Loving the shoes, I'll vote!

Kate said...

All choices are well photographed. Great idea for today's meme.

Dinah said...

Loving your O's! :-)

O is Overcrowded

chubskulit said...

I use olive oil a lot in cooking!

A Splash of Orange made my ABC this week, come and see. Thank you!

Spadoman said...

I knew the difference because Olive spells her last name OYL, not oil:-)
Olympia, hot babe, but she doesn't leave a lot to the imagination, just sayin'.
I guess I have never used the Latin term in my vocabulary. I always wondered about the Latin language. I have a blog friend that uses it quite often. I do know one word:


PS I voted for Rio Rancho and put the link on my FB page. Good luck students!

Joy said...

I used to bring olive oil back from Mediterranean holidays in the 'olden days' when there was none on British shelves. Happily now we have lots of it and spoilt for choice. Nice linking in your original O post; I've seen Olympia in the 'flesh', doesn't disappoint.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us check out your blog for class! Very nice presentation. Haeli


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