Agony Of Defeat

No rush on the pop quiz. It’s summertime! Send answers to spence.quinn@gmail.com.

“Jason Giambi?” Admin says. “Why did it have to be Jason Giambi?”

“At least it wasn’t Jeremy Giambi,” says Spence.

“Is that supposed to be funny?”

“Sorry.”

Admin pours himself another drink.

“Don’t get too upset,” Spence says. “It’s a long season.”

“So was the Spanish Inquisition,” says Admin.

“True,” says Spence. “But they didn’t serve those ballpark sausages you like.”

“The ones with the onions and peppers?”

Sausages? A whole lot of blah blah blah wafting over  me and all of a sudden sausages were in the picture? Was someone about to go into the kitchen and get busy? I waited.

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139 Responses to “Agony Of Defeat”

  1. Riö - The Evil
    4:34 am on June 24th, 2010

    Wooo!…. I woke up with a big smile on my face this morning….snort!… There is one more game against those Boston Beans.… grunt!…Don’t be too upset Admin and Spence cuz maybe they will redeem themselves….HEH!…But I doubt it!

  2. Barb & Maggie
    4:45 am on June 24th, 2010

    Rio, you had an exciting night for sure! Mom said that Jason Giambi is a hunka-hunka, whatever that is. I hope your friend has a good day back at the busy season place.

  3. B. Stover
    4:54 am on June 24th, 2010

    Okay, I had to look up who these dudes are. Brothers, baseball players; something about times walked, something about a slide or was it not a slide? I still don't get the humor of the remarks. Chet: You and I will both be waiting, but I have a hunch that your sausages would be more rewarding.

  4. Riö - The Evil
    4:59 am on June 24th, 2010

    Stover!… Jeremy Giambi is Jason’s little brother….snort!… I think he used to play for the Red Sox….grunt!… He admitted to using steroids sometime back.

  5. Dawson
    5:02 am on June 24th, 2010

    Oops.

    If I cheered for the Redsox would it help my chances on the pop quiz? It could be arranged because I am a Fickle Fan. It was fun cheering for a winning team last night though. My team, the Tigers, were shut out by the Mets. And the Twins lost too.

    Melanie: Love the World Cup Eating pictures of puppies on your blog.

    Lexi: Don't bite the vet – he will give you treats.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    5:07 am on June 24th, 2010

    Bee, I think the humor was that since Jeremy is no longer in the majors, he must not be as good as Jason. So at least they didn't lose because of his home run. We had to look them up as well.

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:07 am on June 24th, 2010

    MagPie!…Thanks! We did have an exciting evening….snort!…And there will be another one tonight (or do they play this afternoon???)….sniff!…I will have to check the schedule….grunt!… So far the busy season place has not been too stressful for my friend….wheeze!… No one knows what to say, so they don’t say anything which is quite alright with her… heh!

  8. Siberian Husky
    5:20 am on June 24th, 2010

    Rio, I didn't know Jimenez had been sick with the flu…poor guy. We have crummy baseball coverage in our newspaper except for the Isotopes.

    That was some home run last night. Maggie, mom says she will have to look up photos and video of Giambi on the internet. I'm like you, I can't imagine why. All I know is that he saved the game last night.

    One of those sausages would be perfect for the game tonight. I need to eat instead of drink. When I drink, I start imagining things like there is a video of Rio on the internet.

  9. B. Stover
    5:20 am on June 24th, 2010

    Thanks Barb and Rio. I get it….I think. Are the sausages ready yet?

    And Rio: Tell your friend that people will probably take their lead from her.

  10. Riö - The Evil
    5:32 am on June 24th, 2010

    Fun!… Now that I know for sure the Charming Mr. Abrahams is going to be watching the game tonight…snort!… it is going to be 3 times as much fun!…heh!heh!

    Stover!…There have been a few brave souls who have said nice things this morning so far…sniffle… It is going well ….snuff!…She works with a lot of very nice people who also love the Rockies.. WOOOO!

  11. Riö - The Evil
    6:06 am on June 24th, 2010

    SiberH!… Okay, spill yer guts!…snort!…What do you know about this so called video???…. grunt!… I can’t imagine how there could be one of me out here…sniff!…Someone says she still can’t figure out the video part of her new camera… wheeze!

  12. Älice Johnson
    6:20 am on June 24th, 2010

    ~Riö, All I know about cameras with video is it is really easy to mistakenly video when you forget which setting your camera is on.

    Staff gets rather 'shirty' when she does that. She thinks she is taking a photo and she is videoing instead.

    As you know I have been without the computer while she was away. She took it with her, drat it all. However there have been rumors. If you find anything out let me know.

    Älice Johnson

  13. Melanie
    6:40 am on June 24th, 2010

    What video? (snicker)

    Grace is eating and eating and eating and eating. One more blood test to come back. We are hoping it will be negative, because it's a baddy.

    Chet, glad we are getting more time on the Quiz, I was thinking I'd have to just write the question and then put a puppy picture under it for the answer.

    B. Stover! You were right. The Red Queen and the Queen of Hearts were from different books! Let's see, the last time I read all of them was before OTAS was born so that was cough, cough, cough, cough. Sorry about that, sometimes I just get a coughing fit when it comes to ages.

    Hope you stop wheezing soon, your students (in September) don't need you to sound like Riö.

  14. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 am on June 24th, 2010

    Alice!… Your friend knows how to use the video part of her camera….snort!…She hasn’t been talking to my friend about it, has she??… grump!… If she ever learns how to use that thing, I am sunk….grunt!… I doubt she could figure out how to get it on this here blog though…wheeze!…That’s’ a whole other thing altogether…heh! … Now I am hungry for a ballpark hotdog!… snorkel!

  15. Siberian Husky
    6:44 am on June 24th, 2010

    I know nothing about a video, and I am never taking a drink again. Normally, I don't drink, but I was feeling so bad for Jimenez that one thing led to another. I mean, can you believe that I actually thought there was a video of Rio on the internet. This is the trouble that drinking brings. I must apologize for making things up while under the influence.

    I am sure your friend is telling the truth when she says that she can't figure out the video part of her camera. Just look at the technical problems my mom has.

  16. Siberian Husky
    6:51 am on June 24th, 2010

    Melanie, it is very good news that Gracie is eating. Let us know about the blood test. We are all keeping our paws crossed for Gracie.

  17. Siberian Husky
    6:54 am on June 24th, 2010

    There is a video of that home run on the Rockies website.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    6:57 am on June 24th, 2010

    Heh!….Admin and Spence should check out that video!… snort!… Oh wait, they will probably get a replay of it tonight live!…heh!snort!heh!

  19. B. Stover
    7:05 am on June 24th, 2010

    Melanie: Here is what Lewis Carroll wrote about the distinction between the Red Queen and Queen of Hearts:

    "I pictured to myself the Queen of Hearts as a sort of embodiment of ungovernable passion – a blind and aimless Fury.

    The Red Queen I pictured as a Fury, but of another type; her passion must be cold and calm – she must be formal and strict,

    yet not unkindly; pedantic to the 10th degree, the concentrated essence of all governesses" ("Red Queen" Wikipedia). (I think I'm going to have to read both books again with this distinction in mind.)

    The confusion between the two is because they are often combined in popular culture. I think that the Tim Burton film uses elements from both stories. I'm going to watch the film again On Demand. I know that in the Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" there is the line, "And the Red Queen's 'Off with her head!'" but that is a line of the Queen of Hearts. I taught Alice in Wonderland years ago. College students began by thinking that it was too "young" for them, but I think I convinced them otherwise.

    Let us know about Grace's blood test.

  20. B. Stover
    7:08 am on June 24th, 2010

    Rio: What would be so terrible if there were a video of you on the web?

  21. Riö - The Evil
    7:13 am on June 24th, 2010

    Stover!… I think you should teach us Alice in Wonderland…heh!…Maybe SiberH would even participate…grunt!… Seeing myself on the blog would be terrifying…wheeze!…Are you kidding me?? I don’t want you guys to see me doing stuff!…cough!sneeze!…Although, I have not been up to anything really awful in quite some time… snort! … Nothing that could be caught on video anyway.

  22. AbbietheKitty
    7:17 am on June 24th, 2010

    Alice would like a video of herself I know. She is a spoiled kitty. Now if they had one of me I hope it wouldn't be when they came home yesterday and I howled for an hour and sat with my back to them.

    Or maybe I hope it would be that one. They left me for days and sent in male strangers to feed me. I just hide. Snarl.

    I was really upset.

    They better not ever do that again.

    I sure hope we hear good news about Gracie's blood work. We all have our paws crossed for sure.

    Abbie

  23. B. Stover
    7:21 am on June 24th, 2010

    Teaching A in W on the blog… That would be interesting. I have to reread it first. I've just downloaded the Complete Works of Lewis Carroll onto my Kindle.

    I'd like to see a video of you. It would be better than a photo.

  24. B. Stover
    7:24 am on June 24th, 2010

    My second sentence in my last post was to Rio. I'd also like to see a video of Abbie and Alice.

  25. Riö - The Evil
    7:25 am on June 24th, 2010

    Stover!…You may have to wait for a cold day in hell…snort!… She will never figure out that video part of her fancy new camera…heh!

  26. Siberian Husky
    7:35 am on June 24th, 2010

    She won't figute it out, Rio, she won't. It is too difficult.

  27. Riö - The Evil
    7:38 am on June 24th, 2010

    SiberH!…As a precaution I am going to chew up her instruction booklet….snort!… She dropped it on her way out this morning…wheeze!

  28. Siberian Husky
    7:40 am on June 24th, 2010

    ummm, that should be figure not figute…I have a hangover

  29. Siberian Husky
    7:41 am on June 24th, 2010

    That will work, Rio. I do that kind of stuff all the time, but maybe you had better go ahead an eat the evidence like I do.

  30. B. Stover
    7:43 am on June 24th, 2010

    Rio: If you say so….

  31. B. Stover
    7:45 am on June 24th, 2010

    By the way, in Dante's Inferno, hell is an ice cave and Satan is caught in ice up to his waste.

  32. B. Stover
    7:46 am on June 24th, 2010

    That, of course, should be waist.

  33. B. Stover
    7:47 am on June 24th, 2010

    And I don't even have a hangover! (I won't waste wine right now considering that I have not been able to taste anything for a week.)

  34. Siberian Husky
    7:55 am on June 24th, 2010

    Is the sinus infection getting better, Stover? I hope so. Mom says they are no fun.

    Well, I think Dante got it wrong. There is ice at Rainbow Bridge for huskies. All dogs go to heaven.

  35. B. Stover
    8:54 am on June 24th, 2010

    SH: Thank you. I think the infection is a bit better. The problem is that I have year-round allergies, so each condition complicates the other.

    I don't think that Dante was being pejorative about ice. In parts of Circles Seven and Eight he has sinners in flames. His method of punishment was contrappesso, loosely translated to: The punishment fits the crime. In his version Satan has wings which keep flapping and that produces the ice which traps all of the sinners in that circle. Satan also has three faces and is eating a sinner in each mouth (Brutus, Cassius and Judas Iscariot). This of course goes on eternally. Some think (I'm one)that Dante was influenced by the mosaics of the Last Judgment in the Baptistery of St. Giovanni in Florence where he went to church. Here they are:

    http://www.pbase.com/andrys/image/65519554

    http://www.pbase.com/andrys/image/65398807

    I think all of this is fascinating….but what got me onto this…?

  36. Melanie
    9:00 am on June 24th, 2010

    Siber-H, there is ice at Rainbow Bridge for huskies and water for Newfoundlands, a fuzzbuts for Mollie (I think it's Mollie?).

    But you need to leave off the heavy drinking . . . Riö on a video?

    No way. . . :)

    B. Stover, I was a college student when I read them again. They are wonderful.

  37. B. Stover
    9:05 am on June 24th, 2010

    I have a comment awaiting moderation because, I think, I included two internet addresses that show mosaics of the Last Judgment. This was all in response to SH, Dante and ice.

  38. Riö - The Evil
    10:21 am on June 24th, 2010

    Sammie!…Does he make the kind that Admin likes?…snort!…The ones they sell at the ballparks?… grunt!…I will be totally impressed if he does…heh!

  39. Siberian Husky
    10:26 am on June 24th, 2010

    So Sam, will you marry me?

    I hope the internet addresss show up. I want to see the mosaics.

    Lexi's photos took about 12 hours to appear.

  40. Siberian Husky
    10:33 am on June 24th, 2010

    Oh, the links just worked for me, interesting, but, oh gee, not pleasant

  41. Älice Johnson
    11:10 am on June 24th, 2010

    I have a degree in Art. Hated art history. Faint memory of the mosaics B. is talking about. I am not going there.

    B, I lost my sense of smell and taste completely in 2003. (The last Thursday in February of that year. It is the kind of thing you remember) It was caused by a really bad cold. When it started to sloooowowwwly come back my smeller was broken. Things didn't smell good at all for many years. After awhile I could smell the icky things, usually when they weren't there. Diesel Fuel, Smoke from cigarettes, ammonia. (It is called phantom smells if I remember correctly.

    I hated the new taste of chocolate, cola, melons, oranges. Oh it was so bad. It has been coming slowly back. I can eat almost everything now except chocolate and cola and lots of fried foods depending on the oil. I can't stand canola oil still.

    For the few months when I couldn't taste or smell anything I couldn't cook. I never knew how much my cooking depended on my sense of smell.

    Hope your smeller comes back soon. I have read that sinus problems can cause the same effect. No fun at all. Can you smell/taste things at all or do they just taste wrong?

    Staff

  42. Sam
    11:13 am on June 24th, 2010

    I think Admin's hot dogs are a different brand.

    Aunt Mollysmom was here and Daddy gave her some of her favorite – spinach and asiago chicken sausage. Me, of course I will eat anything, but who needs all that fancy stuff.

  43. Melanie
    11:22 am on June 24th, 2010

    NO CHOCOLATE?? How awful. :(

  44. Melanie
    11:24 am on June 24th, 2010

    You know I hate to say this, but the second link? Doesn't it look like those guys are bookies taken bets on what's happening below?

  45. Riö - The Evil
    11:24 am on June 24th, 2010

    Sammie!… How are sausages made?… snort!

  46. B. Stover
    11:26 am on June 24th, 2010

    I can't taste anything at all.

    You guys, most churches in Europe depict the Last Judgment. You need to try to appreciate the beauty of the artwork. Jeeeeesh.

  47. B. Stover
    11:27 am on June 24th, 2010

    Rio: My (German) grandfather used to make sausage. You don't want to know. Sorry, Sam, I was answering a question to you.

  48. Sam
    11:29 am on June 24th, 2010

    That's okay, B. I have no idea how anything is made. Everyone goes off and leaves me at home. They say they're going to work or to school. I think they're lying.

  49. Melanie
    11:31 am on June 24th, 2010

    that's "taking bets" not "taken bets"

    Jeez

  50. B. Stover
    11:35 am on June 24th, 2010

    The links just show the hell portion of the mosaic Last Judgment. I'm going to try to find the other parts. Here's a site that shows a bit more if you scroll down to the middle.

    http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/Baptistery

  51. dawson
    11:44 am on June 24th, 2010

    Yummy!

    Sam: I love all kinds of sausages. Those that Mollypops' mom likes sound delish. Lots of people up here make their own sausage starting with wild meat. When I "make my own" I buy pork sausage from the store and just add spices.

    B.Stover: I hope your snuffles stop soon.

  52. J. V.
    12:00 pm on June 24th, 2010

    chet please go to max memphis ribs.

  53. B. Stover
    12:13 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Thank you Dawson.

    One final thing on Dante, etc: The hell portion of the Last Judgment is not supposed to be pleasant. Its purpose was to convince the viewers not to commit sins. One of Dante's purposes in writing The Inferno was to make his audience want to seek redemption. Cut into the stone on the Gates of Hell in The Inferno is this last line: "Abandon all hope ye who enter here."

  54. Riö - The Evil
    12:16 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Dawson!….What!? No squirrel?… snort!

  55. Siberian Husky
    12:17 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I did learn some new stuff today!

  56. dawson
    12:21 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Rio: Very funny.

  57. Mollypop
    12:28 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Squirrel? Fuzzbutt sausage. I had better talk to Sam's Dad about this.

  58. Siberian Husky
    12:58 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Stover, I actually liked that art in the last link you posted. It's pretty good!

    A dude named Caleb took part in the battle of Jericho…just thought I'd throw that in. Caleb means "dog" in Hebrew. I doubt if any of that has anything to do with how I got my name. Mom doesn't know, and I don't remember.

  59. B. Stover
    1:25 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Was the Caleb in the Battle of Jericho a dog?

  60. Melanie
    1:46 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Caleb, huh?

    Look what "Stover" comes from!

    Stover Surname Origin

    (Origin Danish) A fleet hound, a name given for swiftness or love of hunting.

    Must be why she really likes Chet!

  61. Sam
    1:56 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Here's my Daddy's new sausage place and then its menu:

    http://www.thrillist.com/addison/everyones-frank

    http://www.everyonesfrank.com/

  62. Siberian Husky
    2:01 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Thanks Molly..I like the name Siber-H myself.

    Stover, the Caleb that took part in the battle of Jericho was a human. Joshua is the one that is remembered from that Old Testament story, but Caleb was right there fighting with him. He's a little known hero of the Bible. How that Caleb got his name when Caleb means dog in Hebrew, I don't know.

  63. Sam
    3:05 pm on June 24th, 2010

    You guys are talking about sausages – well, my Dad has a company that makes sausages! I get to have them all the time.

  64. Sam
    2:06 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I put out my Daddy's sausage info and it's being moderated. Just wait, you'll love it!

  65. Siberian Husky
    2:07 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Melanie, while we are on the subject of names…Mom is reading a book about this guy that hiked from Yellowstone to the Arctic circle. In a remote area of British Columbia, Canada, he hikes over a pass and a mountain, named Bess Pass and Bess Mountain. Your Bess shares a name with a beautiful part of Canada.

  66. Melanie
    2:17 pm on June 24th, 2010

    How wonderful! Thanks Siber-H. I'll let her know.

  67. Siberian Husky
    2:18 pm on June 24th, 2010

    hmm…Stover and I both have names that translate into "dog" or a type of dog. Interesting

  68. Riö - The Evil
    2:36 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Hmmm!…What does Rio mean?… snort!

  69. B. Stover
    2:40 pm on June 24th, 2010

    A fleet hound…how cool is that! (I think research could be equivalent to hunting.)

  70. B. Stover
    2:43 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Rio is Spanish for river.

  71. bluecat
    2:43 pm on June 24th, 2010

    OMG. From baseball to Dante, through the looking glass. You guys are amazing.

    Inquiring minds want to know – will Admin please post all the quiz bonus answers, in addition to the winner's? Should be very fun reading.

    Get well, everyone. And Rio, still holding your friend in thought.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    2:44 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Bess!… I can attest to the fact that Bess is a mountainous amount of girl-dog…snort!…She is my giant beauty…snuffle… Which reminds me, has that smelly van been fixed yet?? …grunt!

  73. Melanie
    2:47 pm on June 24th, 2010
  74. Melanie
    2:49 pm on June 24th, 2010

    And if you look in the upper right hand corner for the yellow pin, that's Bess Pass in relation to other parts of Canada.

    Thanks!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1277423357-GoogleEarth_Image.jpeg[/img]

  75. Melanie
    2:50 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Oh, and Riö, yes, the smelly van has been fixed!

  76. Riö - The Evil
    2:55 pm on June 24th, 2010

    BlueKat!… You are such a breath of fresh Kat air when you breeze through here…snort!… I wish you would stay longer, but you are the mysterious BlueKat!…wheeze!… Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, we are still “dealing”, but holding our own.…grunt!… Any distraction is golden.

    JUST LIKE the Rockies beating the Red Sox 2 games in a Row!…heh!snort!heh! …

    Baseball!… I wonder what Admin is up to right now?… snort!…Is he on his knees praying for his team? Or is he eating sausages with peppers and feeling peppy and confident?? … It would be fun to know! …grunt!… I know I am praying my heart out for another victory if it is in the Lord of All Creations plan for our team… (As I am sure it is)…heh!

    River!….So I am like A River Runs Through It sort of guy?… snort! …That doesn’t make any sense to me…hmmmphf!

  77. Sam
    2:56 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Finally the sausage info – in my post at 6:56

  78. Siberian Husky
    2:57 pm on June 24th, 2010

    That is so neat, Melanie. Thanks. Be sure to show Bess.

  79. Siberian Husky
    3:00 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Rio, do not go to the links Sam put up. They will make you HUNGRY. Man, I wish I had some of those sausages for the game tonight. Looks delish, Sam.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    3:16 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Oh!…I went to the sausage links for a quick look…growl!…That’s my stomach growling…snort!…Those Franks look great!…sniff!sniff!…Wish we had some here.

    Ahem!… Is everyone ready for the big game tonight!…snort!snort!..I AM! …WOOOO!… gruff!…She is still doing stuff in the kitchen and putting her Pot O’ Fire back on to cook one last time before it reaches the intense chili pepper heat she desires ….grunt!… before she feeds it to her elderly mother tomorrow night…heh!

    Hey!… Speaking of her mom, I heard she sounded sooooo much better on the phone tonight, it was a Huge relief to both of us…sigh…Mom will be okay we think, given enough time, we are sure of it.

  81. B. Stover
    3:20 pm on June 24th, 2010

    BlueKat: Thank you for stopping by.

  82. Melanie
    3:21 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Okay, I'm ordering . . .

    The Chicken Apple Sausage

    Buffalo Wings

    Fresh Fruit

    and a frozen non-alcohol what ever!

    The Pack want 10 of everything.

  83. Melanie
    3:22 pm on June 24th, 2010

    BlueKat, here and gone.

    Missed Kat again.

  84. Riö - The Evil
    3:23 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Lexi!… Where is Lil Lexi today?… snort!… I hope she didn’t go ahead and bite the Vet. She could find herself in quarantine jail…grunt!… Lil Lexi, do you know who the big smelly guys in your house are rooting for tonight? …wheeze!… I am sure you are getting this game on TV…sneeze! …It would be fun to have someone from the east coast chime in tonight!… heh!… This is going to be fun!fun!fun!…heh!

  85. B. Stover
    3:25 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I love sausages….they look wonderful Sam.

  86. Siberian Husky
    3:26 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Sam, do you think your dad could ship some food out, overnight delivery or something like that?

  87. Riö - The Evil
    3:31 pm on June 24th, 2010

    SiberH!… If you can run like the wind, you could be having Kick-Ass Green Chili with us tonight!… heh!… I swear it is one Hot batch of chili even before it has its second cookin’… wooo-whee!

  88. Riö - The Evil
    3:39 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Aaaaagh!…Game is almost ready to start!…snort!… Are you ready Admin, Spencer, SiberH and whoever else cares!?…heh!…Dawson are you IN?…grunt!

  89. Sam
    3:40 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I'm sure Dad would give me sausage to take on our next mission. Maybe BlueKat could join us.

    Siber-H, you are closer to Texas where Everyone's Frank is located than me. Why don't you just run over there?

  90. Mollypop
    3:42 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I'm in for the baseball game until my bed time. I'll even root, root, root for the Rockies because I'm a Yankees fan and want Boston to lose.

  91. dawson
    3:51 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Just woke up from a nap. Tried to click on Sam's sausage links but the "page not found". Hope they come up later for me. Noticed hotdogs in the fridge when I got home so YES I'm in for the game.

  92. dawson
    3:57 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Oh Good.

    Detroit won today and the Twins lost. And I noticed the Rockies have moved up a notch in the standings after last nights win.

  93. Riö - The Evil
    3:58 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Hooray!…We have SiberH!, Dawson!, Molly! And ME of course!… Wooo!… Now we all have to clap together when I say, okay?? …grunt!…Its very important! …wheeze!…Feel free to clap whenever, but at the most extreme times we need to be together on this thing…heh!

  94. Melanie
    4:01 pm on June 24th, 2010

    BOSTON WILL WIN!!

    And I'm going to bed!

    Have fun, can't wait to hear about the game tomorrow.

    You guys give such great moment by moment play!

  95. Riö - The Evil
    4:04 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Wow!…Bases loaded and our guy Hawpe up to bat!…snort!…She has his shirt on tonight!…heh!

  96. Siberian Husky
    4:04 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Sam, I already considered that. I could make it to Dallas in one day, it would be a long drive, but I could make it. I could make "Amarillo by Morning". Yippie! Texas and George Strait all the way.

  97. dawson
    4:06 pm on June 24th, 2010

    What!

    Is the matter with the pitcher? Is he going to walk a man home?

    Rio: Can you see this? If I'm ahead of you I'll keep my mouth shut.

  98. Riö - The Evil
    4:09 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Hawpe!… He hit a double play and now it is 2 – ZIP Rockies!…gruff! …We love Brad Hawpe!…sniffle!… Hey! Still NO OUTS for the Rockies…heh!

  99. Siberian Husky
    4:09 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Woo Woo I am a happy camper!

  100. Riö - The Evil
    4:13 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Dawson!… I don’t think their pitcher will last long… snort! .. I WISH HE WOULD… but they will pull him soon..heh!…He just came off of injuries or something, so he is probably not in top form yet…grunt!… Bases are still loaded bottom of the 1st!!…wow!

  101. dawson
    4:17 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Oh.

    He's injured. Poor guy.

    Detroit Tigers have NOT won their game against the Mets. I was jumping the gun – it's only the sixth inning.

  102. Siberian Husky
    4:18 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Our pitcher has got a much better ERA than their pitcher.

  103. Lexi
    4:26 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Hey, guys. Sorry I couldn't post anything earlier today. My butt still hurts from those damn shots. This woman was holding me down while this man behind me stuck a needle in my damn butt. It hurt. BADLY. Then he's like, "All better," and I'm like, "Hell no." I turned out biting him once. Not too too hard, but, hard enough that he got the message NOT to go near my butt ever again with a sharp, pointy object.

    The big, sweaty guys in my family? Well, I don't know who they're rooting for. I don't even know if they're watching it today. Right now I'm locked in Megan's room with Megan. She finally stopped crying after watching something on her laptop, something about Abusing Animals. And-oh, yeah, when she was crying? Used me as a tissue. I feel icky.

    But now we're watching Marley and Me again. I just like this movie a lot. That dog-Marley-is my new role model. Not the very best, but, he's awesome. :)

    Tailwags and licks. Lexi-a pup who's, as Megan says, lucky to not be trapped in cages and controlled 24/7 by humans, whatever 24/7 may be.

  104. Älice Johnson
    4:26 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Baseball tonight. I am going down to watch the Twins. They did not lose YET today Dawson. You little liar!

    We have Polish Sausage here. Thank goodness. The Franks made me very hungry. Not that she will give me any. I got some tuna last night though. Good luck to the Rockies.

    Alice Johnson

  105. dawson
    4:30 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Sorry Staff:

    I had a nap and woke up super groggy. But this internet site does say that Twins got shut out 5 – 0. Final it says. Yesterdays?

  106. Siberian Husky
    4:30 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Lexi, Marley is NOT a good role model. He's wonderful and loveable, but out of control.

    Thanks, Alice, for your good wishes.

  107. Riö - The Evil
    4:38 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Figures!… Dawson! Heh!…We can count her out of our little fan club tonight!…heh!… Misleading her sister that way, shameful!…grunt!

    Score!….2 – Zip Rockies, top of the 3rd, Boston Beans up to bat…snort!

  108. Siberian Husky
    4:42 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Dawson,I looked it up on the internet. It does say that the Twins lost today, 5-0

  109. Riö - The Evil
    4:48 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Wow!…Dawson is redeemed!…Yeah!…Come back and watch this game with us Dawson, it will be a corker!…snort!… Oh, and I am sorry for jumping to conclusions…You were Right!

  110. dawson
    4:51 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I wish I had some of that Hot Chili Rio's friend makes. It would clear my head I'm sure. Sam's sausage site came through. Yummy. And those funky chicken variety's are low-fat so I could eat twice as many.

    Siber H. Thanks for backing me up.

  111. Riö - The Evil
    4:57 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Uh oh!…The Boston Beans finally woke up…grunt!…The game is now 2 –1 Rockies, top of the 4th and the Beans are up to bat!… snort!

    Holy!…Crap! Now the Red Sox have 2nd and 3rd bases loaded…ugh!..,,How did that happen?….snort!

  112. Mollypop
    4:58 pm on June 24th, 2010

    It's hard to root in a game I don't get here. Mom made that spinach chicken asiago whatever sausage so I guess we should drink beer with it and clap-clap clap-clap-clap. Go Rockies!

  113. Siberian Husky
    5:08 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Molly, google Colrado Rockies. The first return that comes up is the Rockies website..you don't want that one. The second return that comes up, click on it. That will be Fox Sports website and they give you in print form a really good account of what is happening in the game. The page refreshes every thirty seconds.

  114. dawson
    5:09 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Mollypop: That sausage sounds delish. I'll have to settle for a second hot dog. It is frustrating to watch the game on the internet.

  115. Mollypop
    6:15 pm on June 24th, 2010

    A rose is a rose is a rose. You’re Siber-H to me. My buddy.

  116. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 pm on June 24th, 2010

    4th Inning – bottom!…4 – 2 Red Sox, Rockies are up to bat…It could have been worse but the Rocks shut them down!…snort!… I sure wish all you guys could watch the real game!…snort!!!

  117. dawson
    5:24 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Yikes!

    We've got major thunder here. And wonderful fresh rain. Good. The rain barrels were on empty.

  118. Barb & Maggie
    5:30 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Haven't had much time to post today. Mollypop, that sausage sounds delish. Especially the chicken part. Mom had a bad day – first the guys cutting up the tree got their truck stuck in the mushy ground, then they got their chipper stuck, and it is still here. We were outside all day with them. Hope to post more tomorrow. Hope games go well tonight, and that eveyone is happy. Tail wags, and a tired goodnight. Maggie

  119. Siberian Husky
    5:32 pm on June 24th, 2010

    What is rain? I heard on the news that we were 4 inches behind normal, but I don't remember what rain is.

  120. Riö - The Evil
    5:33 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Dawson!… Are you at home now, or still at your conference?…snort!…I can’t keep up with all your traveling…grunt!

    5th Inning Top-of-it!….Score 4 –2 Red Sox, Sox up to bat… This smells like a close game to me right now!…lovin IT!

  121. Mollypop
    5:34 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Siber-H – I've got this mlb web site that shows batters and pitches, sort of. Is that a good one to try to follow the game?

  122. Sam
    5:36 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Siber-H, how funny that you're behind 4 inches of rain because we are up 4 inches of rain. My logic says we got your rain and that makes it even in the universe.

  123. Siberian Husky
    5:40 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Molly, is the page refreshing every 30 seconds? (by the way, I don't know if refreshing is really a word)

  124. Mollypop
    5:44 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I've got Boston 6 2 and Hawpe up to bat. Hawpe out and now Smith up at bat. This is cool.

  125. dawson
    5:45 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Rio: I got home this afternoon.

    Mollypop: That's what I'm watching. mlb.com. You can keep track of multiple games with the icons up on top and click on one of them to go to a different game. Except for some reason the Minnesota Twins score still says 0 – 5 and that is wrong.

    Tigers managed to hold on for a win. Hoorah for my team.

  126. Siberian Husky
    5:47 pm on June 24th, 2010

    You got it Molly! You can do that for any MLB team that you are interested in when a live game is going on.

  127. Siberian Husky
    5:50 pm on June 24th, 2010

    tee hee, No Sam…It doesn't make it even in the universe, it just makes it hot here.

  128. Mollypop
    5:50 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Dawson – Now that is extra cool. I don't see any Yankees at the top; I think they played yesterday.

  129. Riö - The Evil
    5:54 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Guys!…The MLB website is very good, but there is a bit of a time delay!…crap!…Top of the 6th inning…snort!…Red Sox are at bat….the score is 6 –2 Soxs!… it will change!..heh!

  130. Siberian Husky
    5:57 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Molly, the Yankees have day off today.

  131. Barb & Maggie
    6:02 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Just checked on again before going to bed – isn't this the most ever posts?

  132. dawson
    6:08 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: Hope things go smoother with the tree removal tomorrow.

    Clap!-clap! Clap!-clap!-clap! Go Rockies!

  133. Staff
    6:14 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Dawson, I have to forgive you. I went downstairs and asked my dear sweet husband if the Twins were on. He said "Yes, but I turned them off it was 5-0." I asked him how you knew that score this afternoon and he discovered that he was watching a replay of the game. He didn't even know.

    He asked what the final score was and I told him "no change".

    Heh.

    Makes you wonder sometimes.

    Staff

  134. Mollypop
    6:20 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Mom says we are up much too late and Off To Bed Right This Minute! See Ya tomorrow.

  135. dawson
    6:26 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Staff: Oh good. I was wondering about that. Rockies are coming on now.

  136. Siberian Husky
    6:32 pm on June 24th, 2010

    WOO WOO

  137. dawson
    6:36 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Good night all. Rockies are ahead and my nice soft bed is calling my name. Back to work in the morning.

    Staff: Sorry about those Twins.

  138. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:40 pm on June 24th, 2010

    Been rooting hard for the Rockies here in Chevy Chase but got to go to bed now. Also just submitted my responses to the quiz. Woo Woo Wookie

  139. Siberian Husky
    6:46 pm on June 24th, 2010

    I wish they would start these games just one hour earlier. I'm falling asleep. Good night all! When I wake up in the morning, the Rockies will have won and all will be well with the world.

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