Another Ridiculously (But Slightly Less) Sneak Peek: The Dog Who Knew Too Much

“Tell you the truth, Bern,” Georgie began, and I missed some of what came next, on account of: Bern. Bernie hated that! In fact, the last guy who’d tried it, a carjacker from the East Valley, name escaping me at the moment, was now breaking rocks in the hot sun. Were we about to take down Georgie Malhouf? His mustache was really starting to bother me.

“ … whole chain’s a client,” Georgie was saying, “including The Arbuckle Palace in L.A. Check out the world around us. Security – my kind – is only going to get bigger.”

“What’s the other kind?” Bernie said.

Georgie made a motion with his hand, like he was waving away flying insects, although there were none around. I always know when insects are around: they’re very noisy. Birds are much quieter when they fly, kind of crazy.

“The other kind,” Georgie said, “is the lone wolf.” He leaned forward, wagged his finger at Bernie. “Headed for rapid extinction, Bernie.” Sometimes things go by so fast you can’t keep up. For example, Georgie’s wagging finger had curly black hair on the back, always interesting, but there was no time to dwell on it, not if wolves were suddenly in the picture. I knew wolves, but only from Animal Planet. I glanced around the bar: no wolves, no creatures of any kind, except humans and me. But the fur on my neck was up and stiff.

“I’m offering you a job,” Georgie said. He looked over at me. “You and Chet, of course.”

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106 Responses to “Another Ridiculously (But Slightly Less) Sneak Peek: The Dog Who Knew Too Much”

  1. dawson
    10:10 am on December 26th, 2010

    Boxing Day.
    “Bern” won’t take the job, methinks.

  2. B.Stover
    10:25 am on December 26th, 2010

    Chet, I love you! The wolves and the comparison of noise between birds and insects. Wonderful!

  3. B.Stover
    10:26 am on December 26th, 2010

    Good morning Dawson. I asked some questions about Boxing Day on my blog today.

    Good morning everyone.

  4. Mollypop
    11:24 am on December 26th, 2010

    Gosh we have been busy! Sam has been very demanding too. She wants Mom’s attention all day long. Sam is sleeping on Mom’s lap right now.

    Wookie and Melanie – What’s going on with the storm? MSNBC is showing it a lot but I can’t tell exactly where it is.

    We had a dusting of snow here in Buffalo and that made everything pretty and white. It was getting dingy looking.

  5. Tyb
    11:28 am on December 26th, 2010

    B.
    Here is an address that you can check out to find some info on boxing day. I could have sent this to you on your blog, but thought others might be curious after you posed the question. We live in a resort town about 40 miles from the Canadian border, and boxing day is big here.
    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/boxingday.asp

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:37 am on December 26th, 2010

    C&B4!….Hey! Even though our Mission was a failure, we still get a sneak peek at the next book!…Woooo!…I wonder if this scene is at the beginning of the book when Bernie is at the PI Conference….hmmm!… We know they wind up at a Wilderness Retreat, or Ranch at some point….grunt!…But Bernie working for Georgie Malhouf?….snort!… I can’t picture that…sniff!

    Boxing!…It seems like Boxing Day around here because she is in a Throw Everything Away mode….snort!… I’m sitting on my bowels in case she tries to throw them out too…grunt!… Whatever is left is being boxed up and stored downstairs…sniff!…She is tired of the Christmas clutter I guess or maybe just tired of the holidays altogether….snorkel!

  7. AbbietheKitty
    11:47 am on December 26th, 2010

    Staff got a book for Christmas. She was not so excited about it. It is Dave Barry’s Book of Bad Songs. However she should have known better than to doubt Dave Barry. He has her exact sense of humor and she has been laughing and reading it to Mr Staff (who already read it and was just passing it on). He is humoring her.
    Mr Staff says that she is a better age for the book. He is from the folk singers time and she is from the 60’s.

  8. Melanie
    11:49 am on December 26th, 2010

    Riö: You are sitting on your WHAT?

  9. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:59 am on December 26th, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!….Bowls!…heh!…I always have trouble spelling that word…snort!…You caught me once before if I remember correctly…grunt! …The thing is I had it spelled correctly the first time and then I changed it to bowels….wheeze!…Don’t ask me why?

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:00 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Melanie!…I mean…sniff!…I better go back to sitting on my bowls…grunt!

  11. Alice Johnson
    12:10 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Someone left the cake out in the rain
    I don’t think I can take it!
    Cause it took so long to bake it!
    And I’ll never have that recipe againnnnnn…
    Oh NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOO

  12. Alice Johnson
    12:11 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I can hear Mr Husky howling from here.
    Sing it, SiberH!

  13. AbbietheKitty
    12:13 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio, When talking about bowls/bowels just remember, less is more.

  14. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:17 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I am not sure just how one does sit on one’s bowels! One time at the Big Orange Box someone made a sign that was up for at least a month before mom noticed it. “New..tank and bowels in one” especially funny considering it was describing toilets.

    The title of today’s blog is missing a word. ANOTHER RIDICULOUSLY (BUT SLIGHTLY LESS)? SNEAK PEEK: THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:22 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Gah!….Alice! Take it outside will ya!…grunt!…All that shrieking. You can’t sing, so stop it!….daft!

    Sitting!… I’m just sitting here and she is cleaning around me…heh!

  16. AbbietheKitty
    12:28 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I noticed that too Macy. But figured he would adjust that soon. Unless he is too busy laying on the beach in the sun.

    I sure hope that Spence hadn’t planned on coming home today. I expect the airports around home will be rather quiet. Noaa.gov says 10 to 14 inches are expected tonight in the Boston area.

    The Vikings (not that I care) are having another game delay. They are scheduled to play in Philadelphia. Too bad. (NOT)

  17. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:39 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Mollypop — we’re dodging a bullet here, probably only 1-2 inches, but I think in Melanie and Spence-land they will be hit a lot worse. The weather forecasts here over the past two days have been a lot like a roller-coaster ride — up and down, up and down. One of the guys responsible for snow removal in the area was on the tv this morning and said the biggest problem he had was that the forecast had changed about 75 times since they started tracking the storm. BTW, have you figured out how to fix the software glitch on the quilt cameras. I’m stuck, because we are still trying to sort upgrading my dad’s computer’s operating system to get the IPAD to work.

    Rio — just one word of advise, whatever you are sitting on, sit carefully.

    Wookie

  18. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:42 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Abbie..easily some of the deepest, most meaningful lyrics ever!

  19. Mollypop
    12:44 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio – How much did you eat over Christmas? I know, I know, the camera adds 10 pounds.

  20. Melanie
    12:56 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Bernie is a “Lone Wolf” except for Chet!
    I don’t like that Georgie.

    Glad you’re sitting in your bowls, Riö. I was wondering what you thought she was going to throw out.

    I like Wöökie’s advice.

    OTAS and F are driving through this stuff to get here. They tried to leave early, but everyone was out trying to top off their gas tanks. They just needed to fill up to get here!

    YSAS is telling SO to wait. That is okay to wait. We just want her safe.

    Zoë took the whole Pack up to the camp this morning. It will be the last time until the snow melts, unless someone plows that drive. They had a great time. Today was Running Day instead of Boxing Day.

    Which makes more sense when it comes to the Nation Within, I guess Boxing Day could be for kangaroos. LizF?

    We’ve got lots of gas for the generator. The cars are full. The snow blower is ready. A sign that we probably won’t get any snow at all.

  21. Melanie
    12:57 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Abbie and Macy: You mean that song actually meant something? I just liked to sing it.

  22. B.Stover
    12:58 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: I have come up with a brilliant idea. Heh!

    I think that you should write a graphic novel about the missions. Sometimes graphic novels are done as a collaboration: one doing the writing and one doing the art. They are popular with people in their 20s and 30s and I think they will continue to grow in popularity.

    A few semesters ago I taught Maus I and Maus II by Art Spiegelman. The students (and I had an assortment–from 20-year-olds to 40 somethings) were very responsive. And they learned not only the history of the holocaust but also the psychological effects on the survivors of two generations.

    I can just see the pictures and dialog of Kirby, Wookie and the Cahors Black, or of me with Melanie’s cane. What do you think?

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:13 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Weather!… It is very warm and dry here. Just perfect I’d say….snort!… No tromping around in the white cold stuff for me yet. I wish it would stay this way all winter…heh!

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:20 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Stover!…Do you mean like a comic book?…grunt!… I can’t draw and neither can she….sniff!…And quite frankly, I don’t know any artists except for Liz and she’s booked solid, or so she says…wheeze!…But I do like that idea….chorkel!

  25. B.Stover
    1:35 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Graphic novels are not really comic books although the artwork can be similar. Graphic novels are bound as are books, they are usually longer than comics and have one continuing story as a novel does.

    Where can we find someone to do the artwork?

  26. B.Stover
    1:36 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Tyb: Thank you for the link. The info is interesting.

  27. Sam
    2:11 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Yawn, stretch. I just took a nap with Aunt Mollysmom. She wants to hold me all the time so I let her.

  28. Siber-H
    2:29 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Woo Woo Woo I am, Alice, I am singing. I have heard that song before by the English actor who is no longer with us.

    Chet, thanks for another early peak at Dog Who.
    Breaking rocks in the hot sun…love it!

    Rio, your coat is glossy and beautiful and there is a cute green ribbon on your tail.

    Stover and TYB, I have wondered about Boxing Day myself. I could never figure out what they do on Boxing Day. If food is involved, I’m in. I’m already a dual citizen of the U.S.A. and Canada.

  29. B.Stover
    2:41 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: I could check with one of our architecture profs and have him recommend a student who could do the artwork. The story would have to be written first anyway, with notes to the artist about your vision for the art. You’d also have to keep in mind that you would have an extended audience. I mean, your audience would include people not familiar with the blog. For example, that audience would not understand the significance of the Cahors bottle being (WASTED!!!!), no I mean spilled in that way. You’d have to develop the story more, give more background. I would be your editor if you wanted me to be.

  30. B.Stover
    2:43 pm on December 26th, 2010

    SH: As I understand it, food was often involved on Boxing Day…leftovers which is the best part!

    For example, I’m making chicken soup and I’m going to try matzo balls which I’ve never made before.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:01 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Extended!…Audience!….yeep!….What exactly are you proposing? That I actually write a real story that would sell millions of copies and make us all rich? …gulp!burp!…I will have to give this some thought. It sounds like a heavy load for a wee Pug….grunt!…Especially one who has never been formally trained in this area…wheeze!

  32. B.Stover
    3:21 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: Training isn’t really necessary. You have a gift for the comic and pugnacious. And I’m suggesting not just a story but a book-length narrative to be published.

  33. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:30 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: What’s up with the weather these days? How can you be living in Colorado and standing in the dry grass the day after Christmas, while I’m living in South Carolina and have to wade through SNOW to do my business??? Something’s not right here!!! My girl’s two dogs and their friend are all visiting, and they are having fun playing in the snow. Me, not so much! I’m a keep-me-high-and-dry kind of guy!!!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:33 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Right!…I’ll have the rough draft to you by the first of the New Year, 2012….heh!… You do realize what a lot of work this would be, don’t you?…wheeze! ….Where is my inhaler?…gasp!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:35 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Kirby!….I’m a high-and-dry kind of guy too…snort!…That’s why I am loving this great snowless weather we are having…snorkel! … I can take a poo without freezing my watuzie off….grunt!

  36. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:36 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Melanie: When OTAS and his F get there, could you ask her if it would be OK if Mom posts the drawing she did of me? We were going to give it to Dad for his birthday on New Year’s Eve, but when it got here Mom decided she couldn’t wait and switched around his birthday and Christmas gifts. So now Mom wants to show everyone what a great job OTAS’s F did on my portrait, only she wants to get permission first, just in case there are any copyright issues.

  37. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:38 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: First there was talk of bowels, now poo. What has this blog descended to???

  38. B.Stover
    3:39 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: Of course I realize how much work it would be. It would also be fun and satisfying.

  39. B.Stover
    3:41 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Has anyone here ever made matzo balls? Putting dough in boiling water just doesn’t seem right. However, that’s what the directions say.

  40. Melanie
    3:53 pm on December 26th, 2010

    B.Stover: I know that’s how bagels are made. Don’t know about Matzo balls.

    Kirby T: Will ask as soon as she’s here. Well, maybe a bit later.

    I took pics of YSAS today for extra work. If he ever lets me near the computer downstairs, I will post them.

    Zoë went and saw Dan. She says he looks good. Was talking to the PT person, did some work, did okay. He was sitting up. Zoë thought his bed looked good, got in and fell asleep for 2 hours.

    Dan wants his avatar to be a raven.

    OH RIÖ . . . will you please send me directions on how to do the avatar again?

    Thanks.

  41. Siber-H
    3:55 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio, I agree with Stover, you have a gift for comedy.

    Don’t know a thing about Matzo balls, but I’d be willing to try some.

  42. Sam
    3:59 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Ha ha. Rio can take a poo without freezing his bowels off.

  43. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:04 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Melanie: Or maybe she will have to post it, because Mom just tried to save it from her email, and it wouldn’t let her — it must be some kind of protected thing. Otherwise, Mom can take a photo of the drawing and post that.

  44. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:24 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I know my bowels, A E I O U and sometimes Y.

    Melanie, Gravitar.com

    We gave our girl Niki four graphic novels for Christmas. When they came from Amazon.com, Dad said, “We are giving our 30 something daughter comic books? Mom had to put him in the know. Dad is not usually in the know.

    I never realized that Colorado looks so much like Texas.

  45. B.Stover
    4:39 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Macy: What four graphic novels?

  46. Tyb
    4:58 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Macy,
    You proved that you know your bowels, and I love it. Touché!

    As for the food on boxing day, it wasn’t necessarily left overs. It was often fruit and items that the poorer people couldn’t afford.

  47. Skokie of Chevy Chase
    5:14 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Stover. What do mean the Cahors was wasted? It was quite yummy, actually!

    Rio. We may need to talk about the graphic novel idea. It may have real possibilities.

    Wookie

    P.S. The iPad works. However, only because mom (aka tech support) figured it all out. Dad was totally helpless and clueless both.

  48. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:17 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Damn Steve jobs and spell check. I am Wookie, not Skokie. Grrrrr!

  49. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:35 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Dear B. The traditionalJewsih manner would be to cook them in chicken broth otherwise they are very bland. Hope you used schmaltz rather than vegetable oil etc. it really does make a BIG difference DLM

  50. Melanie
    5:46 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Kirby T: YES, YOU CAN! She will also put it on her web site, her blog and facebook fan page and send you the link later.

  51. Melanie
    5:48 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Macy: Thanks for the info. Also, ” . . . know my bowels . . .” Snicker

  52. Melanie
    5:50 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Picture of YSAS nowadays. . .

    (for homeless extra work)

  53. Melanie
    5:51 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Soon to be YSAS, when struggling no longer!

    (for upper class extra work)

  54. Mollypop
    5:52 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I am all for a graphic novel. I have a good mental picture of Stover with Melanie’s cane menacing Mike Baker. Mine are mental graphics and would love to see the illustrations.

    I just can’t stop laughing.

  55. AbbietheKitty
    5:56 pm on December 26th, 2010

    B, you cook dumplings in broth, you cook pasta in broth. Why not matzo balls? There are lots of times dough is cooked in liquid if you just think about it for a minute. (I had to think about it for about 5)

    Staff gives us a ‘hot lunch’ in the evening. She puts out hard food in some hot water. But wait, that is not dough, never mind.

  56. Mollypop
    5:57 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Also I’m still cracking up over our first Mission when Spence called Audrey “that damned dog.”

  57. LizF
    5:59 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Schmaltz is something you put in food??? i thought it was just in the movies?

    Boxing day (yesterday) I visited my friend Sue whose house has a vacant lot next door, there were four big kangaroos hopping around in there but no boxing.

    Rio, your friend could do the artwork, she got good at the quilling really fast.

    Macy, nice spotting of the missing word.

  58. B.Stover
    6:07 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Debbie: What is schmaltz? I used olive oil which is what I use in bread also. They turned out okay and I had them in chicken stock/soup for dinner but boiling them in chicken broth instead of water is a good idea. I’ll do that next time. They became about three times bigger than they were when I put them in the boiling water. I think I’d make them smaller next time. Thank you.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:07 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Wookie!… I’ll have my Agent call your you and we will talk about the graphic novel…snort!…Oh, wait, you are my Agent…heh!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:10 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Melanie!…Love the photos of Clarkson!…snort!snort!…What a looker, even when he is homeless…grunt!

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:12 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Liz!…Either one can draw or one can’t and my friend can’t….grump!… She can roll and cut paper, that is the extent of her talents…heh!

  62. Siber-H
    6:22 pm on December 26th, 2010

    RIO!!! Melanie needs you to give her the instructions on the avatar so Dan can have one!!!!!

  63. Mollypop
    6:28 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Well, the Buffalo Bills have once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. They lost their 15TH GAME IN A ROW against the Patriots.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:35 pm on December 26th, 2010

    SiberH!… Settle down big guy…snort!… Melanie just needs to go to http://www.Gravatar.com and follow the instructions….cough!….For Pete’s sake. I’ve only given these instructions out about a hundred times since this summer….grump!

    Molly!…I’m pretty sure the Broncos have lost today too!…sniff!

  65. Siber-H
    6:50 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Thanks Rio…now all we need to do is get Melanie’s attention that the link is there.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:00 pm on December 26th, 2010

    SiberH!… You sure are being an ole busy body tonight…heh!… Why don’t you go outside and dig some holes instead…snort!

  67. AbbietheKitty
    7:07 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Gosh Rio is still being grumpy. I think he needs a nap. I had a nice long nap today. After all the work staff did yesterday I needed one. She napped with me. I helped keep her warm and cozy.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:23 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Grumpy!…I’m not grumpy. I was just making an observation that’s all…snort!… Everyone knows SiberH is my pal and we can rib one another…heh!….He was acting like an old lady there for awhile, I just wanted him to snap out of it…wheeze!….He’s probably digging holes as we speak…grunt!

  69. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:23 pm on December 26th, 2010

    We already gave Melanie the gravitar.com info and she already acknowledged it. Somebody must be skipping over ever other post, heh!

  70. B.Stover
    7:26 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Wookie: I’m glad you and Kirby enjoyed the Cahors. It’s just that it’s so hard to find.

    Abbie: Pasta is not dough since I’ve never made it and only buy it in bags. It’s hard. I’ve also never made dumplings.

    I want to know what schmaltz is and where do I buy it? I have nine matzo balls left and I’ve fozen most of them. They sure are filling. The box I used had two packages of flour mixture so I still have one package left. How else does one eat matzo balls besides in soup?

  71. Debbie LM
    7:27 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Schmaltz is rendered chicken fat. No, you do not consume it every day if you want your heart to keep beating BUT… in things like matzah balls and chopped chicken livers (the real thing) they are ESSENTIAL. Hint- buy the chicken fat already rendered – frozen. Rendering it yourself is very smelly business. But ummmm the unctuous mouth feel (in a great context not just oily) is beyond compare. Try it, you’ll like it as they say!
    also all good matzah balls puff up like that so you did well on a first try.

  72. Debbie LM
    7:33 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Wait- the next thing I know you all will say you’ve never made latkes! Oy Gevald!!!!

  73. Mollypop
    7:36 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Sam is making us crazy. Mom had her coat over a chair, should have hung it up. and that darn Sammie sniffed a Hershey’s kiss in the coat pocket. It’s a good thing this was caught with only a few teeth marks.

    Didn’t the family just have to call the emergency vet last week?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:37 pm on December 26th, 2010

    EastEnders!….Does anyone else on this here blog like the British soap opera called, “EastEnders”?….snort!…My friend is in heaven tonight because channel 12 is running an EE marathon right around the time Den came back from the dead and shocked everyone…heh!….I could care less actually, but if she’s happy, I’m happy…snuffle!

    Debbie!… I know someone here has never ever made a latke…sniff!…What are they anyways?…gurgle!…Suddenly, I’m hungry again…sneeze!

  75. B.Stover
    7:42 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Debbie: I’ve never made latkes. I’ve had them in restaurants and they are delicious. (Is Oy Gevald the same as Oy vay…I don’t know how to spell it.) I also looked up schmaltz and…sorry…I just wouldn’t be able to use that. (However, anytime you want to make matzah balls with it, I would gladly eat them.) In the article I read on schmaltz it said that Eastern European Jews used it because they were forbidden by kashrut from using butter or lard and that they could not obtain olive oil. I think that worked quite well because they had a nice flavor. I added a bit of salt even though the recipe did not call for it.

  76. B.Stover
    7:48 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: I never really “got into” the East Enders even though it is regularly on the Canadian station we have here. Enjoy.

    Sam seems to love chocolate…and who can blame her.

    I’m watching The Blind Side on HBO. I think Sandra Bullock won the academy award for best actress. (Didn’t she?) And what is the first scene? A blasted football game.

  77. B.Stover
    7:51 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio: Latkes are potatoe pancakes. Delish!

  78. Staff
    8:01 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Now I have to go get some food. Jeez you guys give me a break here. Lets talk about bad songs eh?

    I want to be Billy’s girl
    I want to be Billy’s girl
    That’s the only thing I want to be
    I want to be Billy’s girl
    ‘Cause if I was Billy’s girl
    What a happy (stupid) girl I’d be

  79. Staff
    8:01 pm on December 26th, 2010

    er…maybe it’s Bobbie’s girl. shoot
    Well he isn’t worth it anyway

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Billy!….There’s a Billy on EastEnders and as far as I can tell he is a Schmaltz!…snort!

  81. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:12 pm on December 26th, 2010

    It’s a deal B. But I guarantee you’re missing a real taste treat. Rio latkes are heavenly grated potatoes, a little onion and matzo meal and egg fried very crisply and served hot. The real key is a lot of verbal angst on the part of the cook LOL

  82. Mollypop
    8:20 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Mom has just gotten her Bookworm game over 9 million.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Holy Crap!…..Molly, is she going to be in the Book of Guinness Beer now?….snort!snort!….That would be so great!.. sneeze!

  84. B.Stover
    8:42 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Latkes can be served with applesauce but my favorite is sour cream. (Sorry Staff.) And the secret it seems to me is the crispness. (I used to have a friend who made them.)

    Mollypop: All I can say is wow!

  85. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:43 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Rio. Your Broncos actually won today. The rookie quarterback (Tebow) had a really good game.

    Poor Stover. If the first scene in The Blind Side was disturbing because it was about football, she is in for a long night, I think, because the movie is about football, although it is about other stuff too. Great movie though, and Sandra Bullock is just terrific.
    Wookie

  86. Mollypop
    8:43 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Well, Mom has followed B’s instructions. When she got in trouble you all helped out.

  87. B.Stover
    9:04 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I really like this movie–Blind Side. I was just grousing about football. And Sandra B is very good. She did get the academy award right?

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Wookie!…The Broncs must have come back from 20-7 last I checked…heh!… Maybe next year will be better….grunt!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Blindside!… We’ve got the movie Blind Side, someone gave it to us, but have not watched it yet…grunt!…We’ve had it for about a year now and can’t seem to get interested in something Sandra Bollocks is in…sniff!… I know, I know everyone says she’s great and it’s a wonderful movie, but there you have it….cough!…We still have not watched it….wheeze!

  90. B.Stover
    9:58 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I don’t usually like Sandra B either but this was a good movie.

  91. Jasper the Poodle
    10:01 pm on December 26th, 2010

    That **** YSAS is a **** good lookin’ guy. Trying to picture all the **** language coming out of his **** mouth. Guess he kisses his GF with that **** mouth, huh?

    Mom is watching Sound of Music. She breaks into schmaltzy song with no warning. However, the laundry is being done, some muttering about clean socks and underwear, clothes are ready for work.

    Clothes!: She has been shopping like she hasn’t shopped in the past two years for “appropriate business attire.” Heh! I just need my red collar with my name embroidered on it, Jasper, pure and simple, and I’m good to go anywhere. No bow ties or butt ties necessary for me!

    There she goes again…”The hiiiilllllzzzzz are aliiiiiiiivvvveeee…

  92. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:04 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Didn’t Dan Quayle get into hot water for misspelling potato?

  93. Melanie
    10:06 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Obviously you guys didn’t get enough to eat yesterday . . .

    but joining the food frenzy, OTAS and F brought dinner.

    Over the river and through the snow
    To our great house they came.
    They passed a lot of accidents
    but stayed out of the fray, hey!

    Anyhoo, Sauce, cut up turkey sausage sauteed in onion and garlic. Various seasonings, tomatoes cooked for awhile. Drain the grease and put over rice noodles. Yum. Best thing? I didn’t cook it. Having left overs of everything from the last two nights for tomorrow.

  94. Melanie
    10:11 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Jasper, I will ask him tomorrow. He told me I had to go to bed because I had done too much. Of course, he and OTAS were just out shoveling trying to keep a head of the snow. Don’t think that’s going to be possible.

    Now the reports say 8 more inches on the way (we’ve already had 7) and lasting through Monday evening. Don’t think YSAS’ SO will be here tomorrow. Probably on Tuesday.

    Light snow so that’s good. I did notice on the radar that the Cape is getting snow then rain then snow then rain. Yuck. Poor Audrey.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Debbie!… I want many a latke all crispy with sour cream on them….woooo!…That sounds delish!…grunt!….Debbie and Wookie, when we all come to visit you next year during your big Christmas party, will you make me some latkes??? …pleeeeessssee!…gurgle!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on December 26th, 2010

    MinPin!… Here’s what I learned tonight…snuff!… Potatoe = Latke…heh!…Only better!!!!

  97. Melanie
    10:30 pm on December 26th, 2010

    The Pack have become Landseers. They go out and come back in coated in white. At least the house won’t need the humidifiers going.

    Patsy just came in and got on the bed. She’s wet, but I’m smart. I have an old car blanket from the 30’s or 40’s on the bed. Nothing gets through that.

    We watched “Big Night” with Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub. Very good. Lot of the same people that were in one of my favorites “The Impostors”.

    “Big Night” is instant on Netflix.

    TTFN

  98. B.Stover
    10:37 pm on December 26th, 2010

    I’ll look up Big Night. Did I spell potato with an e again? And didn’t we go through this once before…or twice?

  99. Melanie
    10:40 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Whoops, just saw Kirby T’s comment before I turned off.

    Well, right now she can’t do anything because she’s 200 miles from her computer. I can ask her in the morning if there’s a protection thing on it.

    TTFN (really)

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Sketch!….How did Kirby manage to get a sketch of himself done and delivered to his home and I can’t get Liz to lift her little finger?….growl!…What the hell anyways…snuff!grumble!…Liz has left me out in the cold sketch-less world, all alone and neglected…sob!

  101. B.Stover
    11:15 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Good night all.

  102. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:25 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Somebody is a drama queen!

    Melanie, how did YSAS make out panhandling outside your house?

    nitey, nite

    Macy out!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Grunt!…Oh thanks Stover, I had to wait 5 minutes to read that 3 word response on page two…grumble!…Where the hell is that cane anyways?….growl!!

    Think!…Before you post on Page Two!…snuff!…It is far to difficult to get to and read your response. So think before posting! Is it REALLY something we all need to waste time for or just a flippant remark?….grunt!…This is what is has come to folks. Sad but true…wheeze!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on December 26th, 2010

    Night!… We want to stay up and watch EastEnders all night long, but she has work tomorrow…snuff!….So far Dennis came back and then he left, and then he came back again and then he left….grunt!… I think she loves this soap so much because you never know what will happen next!…heh!…Good night all!…slurp!

  105. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:39 am on December 27th, 2010

    Rio, it took me 3 seconds to get to page 2. WTH?

  106. Ronald Goulden
    5:30 am on January 2nd, 2011

    Great blog you have here. Many websites like this cover subjects that can’t be found in print. I don’t know how we got on 14 years ago with just print media.

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