Politics, whatever that is, sure gets humans going. We had a party last night, all kinds of people there, cops, the D.A., Prof from down at the college, Suzie and a whole bunch from the Tribune, maybe a perp or two out on bail. A big argument started up – what does TARP mean, by the way? – and Bernie stepped into the middle. He said, “I’m sick of the whole thing.” Then he read this: “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

“So what?” someone said.

“So,” said Bernie, “it doesn’t say you have to be among the living. Therefore I’m writing in A. Lincoln in 2012. That’s who we need.”

There was a silence. Then everyone got back to being in a good mood. Bernie’s always the smartest human in the room. People forget that sometimes, a complete mystery to me.


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121 Responses to “1:5”

  1. Sam
    2:57 am on November 7th, 2010

    Rio, LizF is in Canberra, Australia, not Canberry. Since you had that eat-a-thon yesterday, you were probably thinking Cranberry sauce.



    Not MIA, my family left me and didn't turn on the computer. Then they came back and we had company.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    3:33 am on November 7th, 2010

    Good morning, everyone. Lovely day here in northwestwern Illinois.

    We are still reading The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman, which we like (not as much as PA/SQ, tho). Also trying to get through Storm Front, whick is a little too much fantasy for us. Entertaining reading, but not our bag, so to speak. Melanie, did youi finish it? Siber, did you start it?

  3. Melanie
    3:35 am on November 7th, 2010

    Chet, I do believe you are correct! Bernie IS the smartest person in the room. Word!

    The people at the party forgot the three party Don'ts. Don't talk politics, don't talk religion and there was another one I've forgotten. I better not party until I figure it out!

  4. Melanie
    3:38 am on November 7th, 2010

    Good Morning Barb and MagPie. Yes, I did enjoy it. I'm a Sci/Fantasy person . . (hanging head here) Zoë is reading Lights Out, now. I am hard pressed not to say anything. She did say it was excellently written, but she didn't think she was going to like the ending.

    I didn't say a word. I have to say that Peter Abrahams writes ALMOST as well as Spencer Quinn! snicker.

  5. Melanie
    3:58 am on November 7th, 2010

    Two things: B.Stover, I think it was you who put up the Murmurations (love that word) of Starlings. We have all enjoyed that undulating wave in the sky. I also like the music and have now bought it!

    Riö: I am getting concerned about your friend's friend's daughter in Alaska. (I think it was you?) She has not written anything more since September.

  6. B.Stover
    4:11 am on November 7th, 2010

    I like Obama. Chet tell Bernie that he would be wasting his vote. What does the 1:5 of the title mean? And what does TARP mean? I'm so glad we have Chet on Sunday!

  7. B.Stover
    4:15 am on November 7th, 2010

    B&M: Sorry you don't like Storm Front. I'm like Melanie and like sci-fi (but I won't hang my head).

    Melanie: I'm glad you like murmurations and the music. I'd love to see that in person. We've never had that many starlings around here so our murmurations consist of about two hundred birds.

    Good morning everyone.

  8. Riö - The Evil
    4:34 am on November 7th, 2010

    Lincoln!…. I’m with Bernie…snort!… If I could vote I’d vote for Lincoln…yup!…TARP is either the Troubled Asset Relief Program or a large sheet of strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof material….snort!

  9. AbbietheKitty
    4:44 am on November 7th, 2010

    We have lots of tarps here on the farm. We seem to prefer the blue ones that make a crinkly sound.

  10. Staff
    4:49 am on November 7th, 2010

    I am going to have to get Storm Front. I love Sci-fi. Now who is the author again? There seem to be quite a few books with that name but different authors up on ABEbooks.

  11. Alice Johnson
    4:52 am on November 7th, 2010

    I sure hope this makes Rio happy.

    The crane cam is live and it looks really foggy there. I wonder if they will try to fly today? Sometimes they have to wait for the fog to disperse. They are in Piatt County Illinois. Hey, Melanie, is it foggy where you are???


  12. Riö - The Evil
    4:59 am on November 7th, 2010

    Alice!… I don’t believe that’s really you who posted above….snort!…You would never want to make me happy…wheeze!…. I bet it was Staff pretending to be you because you are probably being a scaredy kat today and hiding under the bed…grump! … Alice is Still On the MIA list!… grunt!

  13. B.Stover
    5:03 am on November 7th, 2010

    B&M: I'm glad I know someone besides me who didn't like Atonement! I read the entire thing because I like Ian McEwan. It's been a long time since I've been as irritated by a character as I was by Briony. I didn't like the movie either though the acting was superb.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    5:04 am on November 7th, 2010

    Staff, Storm Front is by Jim Butcher and is the first in the Dresden Files series.

  15. B.Stover
    5:06 am on November 7th, 2010

    Staff: Storm Front is by Jim Butcher and it's the first of the Dresden Files series.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    5:08 am on November 7th, 2010

    Bee, For a second there, I thought I had double posted. Too funny!

  17. B.Stover
    5:08 am on November 7th, 2010

    Is that the first time posts by two people are almost identical???

    Rio: You're making me laugh. I don't understand why TARP was in today's post. I will research and ponder.

  18. Alice Johnson
    5:11 am on November 7th, 2010


    I am not the scaredy Kat in this household! While you know who was cowering under the bed I was out in the kitchen flirting with the lad who was visiting.

    And that was sarcasm up there Rio. (I am never going to suck up to you to get in on the next adventure. You NEED me. Heh heh heh. I have special talents!)

    I was annoyed at how bossy you are about posting. Sheesh. If a Kat wants to nap all day a Kat will. Fatty Kitty agrees with me I know. He will nap and nap and nap.


    I think I will go have a 'little something'. A good argument always makes me hungry. Maybe Staff will give me a hot lunch today. 😀

    You will let me in on the next adventure won't you?????

  19. B.Stover
    5:14 am on November 7th, 2010

    Here's the Wikipedia article on TARP.


  20. Riö - The Evil
    5:28 am on November 7th, 2010

    Finally!… Now there’s the Alice I know and distrust. She is finally off the MIA list …snort!…

  21. Melanie
    5:54 am on November 7th, 2010

    Riö: are you sure you don't have some herding blood in you?

  22. FattyKitty
    6:10 am on November 7th, 2010

    Ho! Rio with herding instinct…I think you may be correct, Melanie.

    Alice is such a witch.

  23. Mollypop
    6:23 am on November 7th, 2010

    Well there's a scary mental picture – a Pug doing herding. Not sheep, but how about some baby ducks. Naw, still scary.

  24. Staff
    6:37 am on November 7th, 2010

    Fatty Kitty,

    Well, at least Alice is not DEAD!

    And I think Rio's instincts are more like that of a statistician. Like Dad. She loves her lists and I bet she makes charts too.

  25. Melanie
    6:57 am on November 7th, 2010

    Alice: It has been a beautiful morning here. PSQA might have a different perspecitve though. A low is coming in from the EAST! Nor'Easter time. That means the Cape will get the storm before we do. They are calling for Sleet/Snow/Rain for us tomorrow.


  26. FattyKitty
    7:04 am on November 7th, 2010

    Alice is jealous that I have broken the restraints that bind me to the physical world. Poor Alice. Life behind a screen door….

    And my remarks in no way reflect pique that she ignored me while AbbietheKitty was most friendly. Harumph. No, none at all.

  27. Riö - The Evil
    7:08 am on November 7th, 2010

    Order!… I like to think of myself as a Marine Drill Sergeant….grunt! ….You guys need a lot of disciple and a good Field Spy Work-Out from Agent Wookie… snort! … Hey! Wookie is still on the MIA list…dammit!

  28. FattyKitty
    7:12 am on November 7th, 2010

    Thinking of you as a Marine Drill Sergeant sheds light on the way you word your comments, Rio. Especially the snorts.

    The Librarian has to go to work. Serves her right for believing that people should be able to go the the library on Sunday.


  29. Riö - The Evil
    7:18 am on November 7th, 2010

    Fattie!… You especially need some toughening up…snort!… Hanging out in Heaven is making you fluffy…sneeze!

  30. Siber-H
    7:41 am on November 7th, 2010

    Mom agrees with Bernie, she is sick of the whole thing, (politics) and oh so happy that this campaign is over with. I figure if Bernie can write in AL for president, I can write in Chet For President!

    Rio, your "where we all live" list last night is right on. Some of our MIA's don't always post every day like some of the rest of us, but I am glad you are keeping tabs on them. I agree with Melanie about the herding instinct. I think you were a Border Collie in a former life. Mom says I was a bloodhound in a former life.

    Barb&Maggie, mom can't find Storm Front, but the only place she has looked so far has been B&N. Now she is thinking that, well, if you guys don't like it so much, maybe she wouldn't. She does not like science fiction, but no need for anyone to hang their head because as I have said before, she will occassionally read horror.

  31. Melanie
    8:05 am on November 7th, 2010

    I need a map for Riö's list.

  32. Melanie
    8:06 am on November 7th, 2010

    Siber-H: I believe it is 2 to 1 in favor of Storm Front. Not sure though.

  33. Melanie
    8:08 am on November 7th, 2010

    Just looked at the radar. The Cape already has rain and some soaking rain coming right at it. Nothing for us yet.

  34. Riö - The Evil
    8:15 am on November 7th, 2010

    Storm!… I hope Audrey is safe and sound…snort!

    SiberH!… I have to say your writing skills are definitely improving….sneeze!… Good job and keep working at it my friend!… grunt!

    Dinner!… We are heading over to her mother's for Sunday dinner…snort!snort!…Roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy…Yummo!…I'll get my share, you can count on it!… wheeze!

  35. Mollie (a black pood
    8:18 am on November 7th, 2010

    I am checking in so Rio can take me off his MIA list. Nothing gets past him. Thanks for the list of where everyone lives Rio.

    Melanie: I know about politics & religion..if you think of the 3rd thing let me know, I can't remember it.

    B.Stover: Where can I see the Starlings, I guess I missed it before. A CD of the music? What is the name?

    I looked at the Crane Cam, but no one was flying. I guess because of weather.

  36. B.Stover
    8:32 am on November 7th, 2010

    MollieABP: Here is the link for the starlings:


    SH: Storm Front is more magic/mystery than sci-fy.

  37. Gus & BooBear
    8:34 am on November 7th, 2010

    Rio, regarding your list yesterday of MIA's. Wolfie posted yesterday but posted as Wolfie Sadbutt because of trouble with his boys.

    We did a map with stars in the general areas where each plunderer lives but have to scan it and email it from work then try to post it. It's actually pretty interesting seeing where everybody lives. We were hoping maybe KirbyT would create one with a little more "prettiness" but he's pretty busy during football season. We will try to scan the map tomorrow. Sorry, LizF, we can't get Australia in there.

  38. Jasper the Poodle
    8:43 am on November 7th, 2010

    Jaspers' mom here. Jazzy and I check in every day, but don't post every day. It is very sunshiney here in the land of no jobs. Oh, what a beautiful morning…

  39. B.Stover
    8:56 am on November 7th, 2010

    MollieABP: Sorry, that wasn't the same video. Here's the one I posted Monday that has the music.


  40. Mollie (a black pood
    9:04 am on November 7th, 2010

    Bee: How amazing/unbelievable/fascinating and beautiful that was. It must be wonderful to see it in person. The music just fit it too.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    9:24 am on November 7th, 2010

    Bee, It might be too strong to say we don’t like it. We just don’t love it like we love Ingrid and C & B books. We will finish it, as opposed to the one Dean Koontz book we tried to read, and Atonement, which we got through about 5 pages.

  42. Melanie
    9:25 am on November 7th, 2010

    My sister came and is watching the Patriots' game with Dan. 🙁 Not doing to well at this point. But this meant I could go with Zoë on the walk run with the dogs.

    Two pictures. The first is Katy going full out . .

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289157949-IMG_1657.JPG[/img]

  43. Melanie
    9:28 am on November 7th, 2010

    The second is from Bess to Riö. She says that she is doing better, the diabetes is under control, though she still has some trouble with those back legs.

    BUT, being in this family she just keeps Plundering Along 🙂

    Here she is being a black bear. No orange vests today. It's Sunday, No hunting!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289158065-IMG_1665.JPG[/img]

  44. Melanie
    9:29 am on November 7th, 2010

    Sorry Dan is doing well, it's the Patriots that are not.

  45. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 am on November 7th, 2010

    Siber, Tell your mom to check with your local library for Storm Front. We have a small library in our small town, but in Illinois they do inter-library loans. That means basicaly they can put the title out there and any library can send it to our library. If your mom is not sure she would like it, the library is a good way to go, rather than buying it.

    Bee is right – magic/mystery is more descriptive than sci fi.

    I think it would be worth your while to try it.

  46. B.Stover
    9:47 am on November 7th, 2010

    Thanks for clearing up the who wasn't doing well Melanie. I was going to ask about Dan. Glad he's well. The dogs look very happy.

  47. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:52 am on November 7th, 2010

    In honor of going off Daylight Savings Time and the one week anniversary of Halloween, I have a couple of Halloween photos to post. The first is me and grandpa. with grandpa giving me tummies. Fortunately, the orange scarf was not because of hunters but just to celebrate Halloween. We had about 200 kids come to our house (maybe in part because we give out full size candy bars; we are sort of famous in the neighborhood for that). Wookie

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289159531-DSC_0062.jpg[/img]

  48. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:54 am on November 7th, 2010

    The next one is me waiting at the door for the next trick-or-treaters to come (it's my better side, at least to another dog). Wookie

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289159628-Halloween4.jpg[/img]

  49. Sam
    10:10 am on November 7th, 2010

    Wookie, your fur is beautiful. Do you use Wonder Fluff?

  50. Melanie
    10:18 am on November 7th, 2010

    I love your comment about your better side!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    10:22 am on November 7th, 2010

    Wookie, Love your scarf (and your better side)! Barb got me some scarves too, but I hardly ever wear them. She ordered a holiday set from a catelog company and there are 10 or 12 that are really cool. Only thing is I like to chew on the ends of them, so I don't get to wear them very ofter.

  52. Riö - The Evil
    10:31 am on November 7th, 2010

    Stuffed!… I’m a stuffed Pug!…snort!… For the first time in ages, I’m full!… …uhhh!… My stomach hurts. I need a tummy rub like Wookie gets from Grampa…sniff!… Wookie is officially off the MIA list now….gruff! …and so is Grandpa!…grunt!

    Grandma!…We stopped to see Grandma but she was fast asleep…wheeze!…I wuff-wuffled a little but she didn’t wake up….snort!… My friend says we will go back later and check on her….sneeze!…Oh boy, another car ride…uhhhh…my stomach…sniff.

  53. bluecat
    11:03 am on November 7th, 2010

    Siber-H – I'd snail mail you my copy of Storm Front, paperback, if I had your address. If Melanie still has your address, maybe she'd email it to me, given your permission?

  54. B.Stover
    11:06 am on November 7th, 2010

    You are beautiful Wookie.

  55. Siber-H
    11:15 am on November 7th, 2010

    Ok, you guys have talked mom into trying Storm Front. She just found it on Amazon and will order it the next time she places an order with them. Knowing her, that will be soon. Our library is some distance from us and she doesn't much like it anyway…it is something about them specializing in romance novels, gag, her word, not mine.

    We love the pictures of the Newfs and Wookie! Wookie, mom says to tell you that when she was a kid and went trick or treating, she hit up houses like yours more than once. Full size candy bars! Actually, a handsome dude like you would have been enough to cause her to return more than once.

    Melanie, there is hunting in NM on Sunday. We like the idea of no hunting on Sunday. Our neighbors have been wearing head-to-toe camo all weekend, sigh.

  56. Siber-H
    11:18 am on November 7th, 2010

    Bluecat, that is very nice of you. Thank you…Melanie has my permission.

  57. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:44 am on November 7th, 2010

    Wookie: Great photo, and great kerchief! My special Iowa collar has an Iowa kerchief on it, but that's the only one I have. And Mom was saying that when she was little, one of the people in her housing development owned the convenience store at the bottom of the hill, so he had a note on his door that said to come visit him there, and he gave out rocket popsicles! (Of course, that was in California, where trick-or-treating was hot work!)

    Fatty Kitty: My mom thinks the library should be open on Sundays, too. The good thing is that the open library is the Main library downtown, and her branch is closed tight as a tick on Sundays, so she always has the day off!

    Gus and BooBear: I did start working on a map, but then you said you were too, so I quit. So go ahead and post yours — mine has stars, too, so yours is probably just as pretty!!!

  58. Jackie
    11:45 am on November 7th, 2010

    President Obama? Great president or greatest president!

    President Obama is the smarter person in the room; no questioned asked.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289166270-baby j3.jpg[/img]

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289166293-porsche.jpg[/img]

  59. Staff
    11:50 am on November 7th, 2010

    Mr Husky,

    We are with you on the Sunday hunting. They do love to hunt on Sunday's in North Dakota. I went out Friday afternoon and put up 21 new NO HUNTING OR TRESPASSING signs to add to the ones already up.

    We will see how many of the orange ones can read. Of course we have been wearing orange also. In fact I wore it to the movies last night and the people two rows behind me told me I would be safe in the movie house because of it. Then laughed when I said "Maybe".

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289166558-let me out.jpg[/img]

    Alice said to tell FK that she would like 'out'.

  60. Staff
    11:51 am on November 7th, 2010

    oooo Jackie, you have beautiful eyes. Is that you as a puppy and as an adult? We need to know these things.


  61. Sam
    11:56 am on November 7th, 2010

    Even from a distance and with a door and reflections, Alice's eyes are mesmerizing. How does she do that?

  62. Barb & Maggie
    11:57 am on November 7th, 2010

    Melanie, Your fist photo of Katy looks like our Newfie buddy Gus. He moves like that – graceful and fluid, and not lumbering like Joe, our older Newf guy.

  63. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Staff? Will the hunters respect the no hunting signs on your property?

    Alice likes to go out from time to time and enjoy the great outdoors. A girl after my own heart.

  64. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:16 pm on November 7th, 2010

    On our most recent ballot, South Carolina passed an amendment to the state constitution to give the citizens the right to hunt and fish (which has never been in question!) by a vote of 89 to 11 percent.

  65. LizF
    12:16 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Rio, that's a great list yesterday, I'm really surprised that there are only two plunderers not from the States. (Special hello to Dawson!) Thanks Sam for spotting Rio's food-based error re Canberra!

  66. B.Stover
    12:19 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Jackie is very pretty.

  67. Staff
    12:25 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Mr Husky,

    Most of them do, but every year I have to go out and request some to leave.

    I now know the hunting regulations and take my camera with me.

    One of the first years I was living here I found a pickup parked just into the woods from out house. He was parked along the roadside ditch and was gutting a deer. He was within 100 yards of our house and was not in orange. When I asked him why he shot a deer within feet of a no hunting sign and so close to our house he said that the deer was in the road when he shot them. Grrrrr

    I now know that it is illegal (in ND) to shoot on a road when it is posted on both sides. To shoot with 1/4 mile of a residence. To hunt without wearing blaze orange, and I doubt he had a tag as everything else he was doing was wrong.

    Another time I found someone gutting a deer next to one of my signs and he told me he had dragged it from a shelter belt (about 1/4 mile away) I have since talked to friends who hunt and they told me NO WAY would that happen. You gut them where they drop.

    I get a trifle annoyed.

    One time I saw some hunters stop, park and start across a field that is about 1/10th of a mile from my south window. I opened the upstairs window I was looking out of and in the voice of doom (I can do that well) I projected across the field. "There is no hunting here"

    They stopped and said "We were just tracking a wounded deer". I said my no hunting thing again and they left. I had seen a deer scoot out the other side of our little woods and it was already into the shelter belt a half mile away before they were out of the pickup. Ha, wounded indeed. He was NOT!


    I better go relax now.


  68. LizF
    12:38 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Good for you, Staff! I don't understand hunting at all.

  69. Siber-H
    12:45 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Staff, Mr. Staff, Abbie, Alice…Be Careful

    You guys are really close to the hunting.

  70. Mollypop
    12:52 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Staff – I don't know if my Mom could handle herself as well as you are doing. You know the rules and have the camera.

    When we're back with Sam there is a small woods off the back patio and Mom feeds the deer, which is against the law here. The deer and the turkeys love apples. It's amazing how these animals adapt because they are suburban deer and turkeys, actually not that far from the Buffalo city line. We have to take care of them.

  71. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:55 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Staff: Perhaps I should add that Mom and Dad voted against the amendment!

  72. Barb & Maggie
    1:00 pm on November 7th, 2010

    We are not into hunting either, except for the people who really need the food.

    There are a lot of those same orange guys here. They drive up and down our road with their guns. They SAY they are just "tracking" the deer, becasuse it is against the law to shoot from the car. Barb says they remind her of the gang-bangers they show on the news who drive around looking for someone to shoot.

    She always goes out and stands on the front porch when they park close by, just to make sure they don't do anything illegal.

    Jackie, you are very cute! Nice to see your pictures. We agree with you, we are big Obama fans. Or Barb is, I can't vote!

  73. Riö - The Evil
    1:33 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Jackie!…Which room would that be?…grunt!

    Hunters!… Someone's sister's husband is a so-called Hunter and we know what kind of person he is – so We hate hunters almost as much as Politicians…snort!

  74. Siber-H
    1:38 pm on November 7th, 2010

    ditto on that

  75. B.Stover
    2:00 pm on November 7th, 2010

    The third episode of Sherlock is on Masterpiece Mystery tonight.

  76. Riö - The Evil
    2:02 pm on November 7th, 2010

    SiberH!…Did you see the post where I complimented your communication skills?…snort!… That is very rare for me, so please say you did see it…snuff!

    Grandma!…We went back to see Grandma and she was Still Sleeping when we got there…snort!…So we sat in her wheelchair and stared at her, both of us, just staring at her …grunt!…She still wouldn’t wake up. The minute one of the CPA’s came in to check her on-the-go oxygen tank she sprang to life like nothing we’d ever seen before…wheeze!… Her hair wasn’t even out of place and she was totally awake and aware of everything… sneeze!…Amazing….Those two had a good long talk and I snuffled around for food even in her ‘roommates’ area…heh!…That one likes candy!…woooo! … I love visiting Grandma!

  77. Riö - The Evil
    2:07 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Sherlock!… The new weird Sherlock??… snort!snort!…OH we love that show, but it is on so late, we may miss most of it…dammit!…Thanks Stover for reminding us…grunt!

  78. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on November 7th, 2010

    I did see it, Rio…bless your little pug heart. Thank you. We love you. The thing is, I have no ambitions to be a writer. I'll leave that to Chet and the more talented of you plunderers. Mom has never been to college and I have not been to obedience school. Mom has been to obedience school.

    Rio, you are going to make yourself sick and we will have to send you some Pepto Bismol.

  79. Riö - The Evil
    2:29 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Writing!… It’s not about you wanting to become a writer, it’s the fact that you’ve been hanging out here everyday for quite awhile and are picking up some skills… snort!… Your posts are more descriptive and detailed and sometimes very funny.. grunt!…,Don’t get a big Husky Head yet…sniff!

    Plant!… I puked behind the big plant in the living room when we got home…wheeze!… I feel fine now…snort!

  80. Gus & BooBear
    2:37 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Wookie, Love the Halloween look and you are quite the handsome fellow. No wonder, Audrey is under your spell. We see the 007 similarities. And you are a super, special agent!! Perhaps Rio will have a mission for his team soon. Book 4 is in the works so perhaps a special mission for a sneak peek of more than the 1st page???

    Kirby, Mom will try to scan, email, and download her map to then upload to the blog. She is truly techno stupid so we'll see how it goes. Maybe by tomorrow night (or maybe not). She does have to scan to her computer at work so it won't be tonight for sure.

  81. Siber-H
    2:40 pm on November 7th, 2010

    EEEK!! It is completely dark already.

  82. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:43 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Siber-H: Mom said she completely enjoyed having that extra hour to sleep, but I certainly didn't enjoy having to wait an extra hour for breakfast!!!

  83. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:46 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Gus and BooBear: Good luck! The last time I tried to post the fourth version of the flowchart, I couldn't get it to work, but my boy was having problems, too, so maybe it was just something on our end. If it doesn't work, don't feel too techno-stupid. I did for a few minutes, then I just let it go!!!

  84. Riö - The Evil
    2:46 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Bess!… My dear Bess!…snort!… Your top-knotch has grown in and you are all fluffy and fury again!… sigh!… Oh, Bess, my big red bear! I’ve missed you so, I do hope you are getting well and kicking that diabetes in the ass… grunt! … I need you my dear we have a long season ahead of us waiting for the next book… gruff! … You must be part of it all. ..sniffle!

  85. Siber-H
    2:48 pm on November 7th, 2010

    I agree, Kirby. My meal times are not to my liking right now. It will probably take us weeks to adjust.

  86. Mollypop
    2:51 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Rio – Eating and eating! Okay, with some barfing, but you are on a health regimen. We all care about you very much so you have to take care of yourself – not scarf down every morsel you can find.

    Maybe your friend will take you on a very long rigorous walk.

  87. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:52 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Didn't someone suggest changing the time by half-an-hour and just leaving it? I — and my stomach! — think that's a great idea!!!

  88. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:53 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Mollypop: Better watch what you say to Rio — as far as he's concerned W-A-L-K is a four-letter word!!!

  89. Melanie
    2:57 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Laughing here Riö and Bess looks very pleased!

    Siber-H, you are complaining about 7:45 and it being dark!!

    Here it was about 5:30!!

    C.Harris and Dawson (when she's home) must live in the dark ages. snicker!

  90. B.Stover
    3:09 pm on November 7th, 2010

    It got dark here at 5:30 also. For the next week or so I'll be an hour late for everything…thinking I have an extra hour.

    "Dark ages" is a good one Melanie read two ways.

  91. Melanie
    3:12 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Did we ever figure out what 1:5 meant?

  92. Siber-H
    3:14 pm on November 7th, 2010

    tee hee, Melanie, it was dark at 5:40 my time.

    Since C.Harris is above the arctic circle, she will have 24 hrs. of darkness for awhile. She does have the Northern Lights and the beautiful way the sun circles around the arctic sky when it starts rising again. Me, I have darkness and no snow.

  93. Riö - The Evil
    3:21 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Molly!… I don’t understand any of the words you just wrote…snort! fart!…sneeze!

  94. B.Stover
    3:25 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Rio: I asked in my first post today what the 1:5 of the title meant. That's what Melanie is referring to. I think it's supposed to be time but one number was left off. Perhaps the time the discussion took place at Bernie's party: just before daylight savings time ended.

  95. Melanie
    3:26 pm on November 7th, 2010

    We sitting at the table for dinner a little while ago, when there was a huge boom and the floor shook, and a nasty smell of oil came up.


    We now have the oil guy in the basement putting on a new nozzle where the fuel comes in. Nothing like living in an old house!

  96. Mollypop
    3:28 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Huh Rio – I spoke in very clear Puglish.

  97. Barb & Maggie
    3:30 pm on November 7th, 2010

    What a great idea! Just adjust the time by 1/2 hour and never change it. No one would have to get used to time changes ever again. We vote for the compromise! Yeah!

  98. B.Stover
    3:30 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Sorry…I thought Rio was speaking of Melanie not Molly.

  99. B.Stover
    3:31 pm on November 7th, 2010

    How about eliminating daylight savings time and keeping "real" time.

  100. Staff
    3:35 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Gosh Melanie, You guys need to have less excitement. Hope everything is better soon and you don't have fuel all over the basement floor.

    We were totally dark at 5:30 also. How come there isn't any snow here?

  101. Mollypop
    3:36 pm on November 7th, 2010

    I took 1:5 to mean odds that are 5 to 1 but that was backwards. Not correct.

  102. Barb & Maggie
    3:41 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Melanie, Hope the fuel oil problem is taken care of. Are you still using those wood pellets as a primary heat source?

  103. Riö - The Evil
    3:46 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Constitution!… Article 1 – The Legislative Branch. Section 5 – Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members…. snort!…I’m not 100 percent sure this is what the todays title means, but reading any part of the Constitution is always a good idea in our humble opinion…grunt!

  104. Siber-H
    4:12 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Rio, I think you are onto something there.

    Stover, another vote for doing away with Daylight Savings Time.

  105. Staff
    4:37 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Good golly I am listening to coyotes tonight. I heard something and opened the window to hear better and it is coyote's. I looked it up on the web and listened to some audio clips and this is what I heard. It is described as their hunting call. whooeeeee!


    I hope I don't get moderated.

    Mr Staff has been warned not to let Alice Johnson out no matter how much she begs.

  106. Riö - The Evil
    4:39 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Bigger?…. I could quote from the Bible if you don’t think he is referring to the Constitution….snort! heh! … How about it? …SNIFF!… I would have to guess which Book to start with…snort!

    HEY!…Staff was 100 tonight and she has never been kissed by a rowdy Pug before we are guessing!…heh!heh!….Come here Staff, you are well over-due for a slurping and slobbering and nipping good time!…SLUUURRRP!…snort!…Nipping your ears and biting your nose and licking your glasses…heeh!… Quit slapping me down, I’m very determined to get right up your nose!….liiicccksluurppp!.. Got ya! But good!…heh!

  107. Staff
    4:45 pm on November 7th, 2010

    OOOOO more fun,

    For those of you who have been peeking at the Operation Migration site here is a video of their take off on the 7th. The funniest part is listening to the camera man breath. 1.55 (minutes)


    Go to the first entry on the 7th. There are three.

  108. Staff
    4:47 pm on November 7th, 2010




    I see why BStover had to have a shower afterwards. Alice was supposed to protect me but she was laughing so hard she fell over.

    Abbie was under the bed in a flash. Mr.Staff was nowhere around at all.


  109. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:54 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Have you seen the picture of the dog pack brutally attacking a gator? Warning: not for the squeamish.

  110. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:54 pm on November 7th, 2010
  111. Siber-H
    5:07 pm on November 7th, 2010

    lol That is a good laugh, Macy and what cute puppies!

  112. Riö - The Evil
    5:09 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Staff!… You taste good! Or it could be all that medication you are taking…snort!…Ohhh, I feel weird, what the hell are you on anyways?…wobble…grunt!….Might be time for my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys, now doubled!!, heh?..time to lie down and snuffle the extra's in place…snore!snuffle!grunt!

  113. Staff
    5:13 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Heh heh heh

    Well you will not get any infections for 12 hours Rio. You are lucky I hadn't just taken my meds. Who knows what would have happened.

    Thank you for reminding me dear. I am an hour earlier now.


  114. Gus & BooBear
    5:17 pm on November 7th, 2010

    We vote to eliminate real time and keep daylight savings time year round!! Hate for Mom to come home from work and it already be dark!! We would much rather stumble around in the dark in the morning for a little longer and have light later in the day. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…someone thinks the Yanks need real time for part of the year!! And just because you won the War of Northern Aggression!!

  115. Siber-H
    5:43 pm on November 7th, 2010

    I'm not a Yank, G&BB. I'm originally from West Texas…not mom, but me, Siber-H, and I love southern cooking.

  116. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:59 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Mr. Husky is a Texan!!! I knew there was something else I liked about you.

  117. Siber-H
    6:10 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Long story short, but the person who put me on death row in a small town in southeastern NM was from West Texas. Husky Rescue bailed me out of there and mom adopted me. I think that is why I can safely say that I am really a Texan.

  118. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:12 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Yikes, it is almost like what happened to Chet in "Dog On It.

  119. Siber-H
    6:36 pm on November 7th, 2010

    That is exactly what mom thought when she read Dog On It. She couldn't believe the similarities. Rescue groups try to get as many dogs as they can out of those pounds in small NM towns.

  120. Siber-H
    6:38 pm on November 7th, 2010

    Good Night All!!

  121. FattyKitty
    6:49 pm on November 7th, 2010

    After seeing Macy's gator-eating-pups, I just have to show you what happened when my friend Library Kitty visited the Columbia Falls, MT library's children's area:

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289191787-03 08 MT cfalls library librarykitty croc children'sdept.JPG[/img]

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