Bernie’s Super Bowl Pick

“OK, two teams with blue-collar names.”

Bernie’s at his desk, scribbling away on sheets of paper and muttering to himself.

“Steelers make steel, packers pack meat. Which is bluer? Hard to say. Then there are the uniforms. Black and gold; green and yellow. What’s my favorite color, Chet?”

I didn’t know, waited to hear.

“Guess I don’t have one,” Bernie says. “Maybe I could add up the weights of all the players on both teams and go with the heaviest. On the other hand, they might also be the slowest.”

He takes a deep breath, reaches for the phone.

“Dominic?” he says.

Dominic the bookie? Oh, no.

“Five grand on the Packers.”

On the other end, I can hear Dominic saying something about whether we have five grand.

“Don’t worry about a thing,” Bernie says.

I go look for something to gnaw.

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115 Responses to “Bernie’s Super Bowl Pick”

  1. Debbie LM
    8:44 am on February 5th, 2011

    Rio. Speaking as someone who loves to cooks and had to eliminate ALL SODIUM from her cooking when her Mom lived with here with renal failure I can tell you that while the transition to using lots of herbs rather than salt takes a little time it is really a lot of fun. Try growing small pots of herbs indoors and then just pick a little bit of this and little bit of tat until you begin to find your favorite combination. During warmer months, sewing a few seeds of different easy to grow herbs such as basil, cilantro, dill and then planting some perennials such as lemon thyme and rosemary..its lots of fun!

    Mostly getting rid of sodium in your diet requires conscientious reading of labels – the majority of your salt intake probably comes from both process and even natural foods, so plan on an extra 15 minutes when you grocery shop and read those labels – that will really, really help (for example bread contains a lot of salt.) Good luck – you can do it and you’ll never miss the extra salt. Debbie

  2. Lola and Franklin
    9:06 am on February 5th, 2011

    Good luck with that, Chet. That’s a lot of dog treats that Bernie’s betting. Hope you both win big.

  3. Sam
    9:28 am on February 5th, 2011

    Oh Bernie, Bernie, Bernie. Oh dear me.

  4. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:32 am on February 5th, 2011

    The Super Bowl notwithstanding, we are gearing up for baseball season by watching one of our all-time favorite baseball movies — A League of Their Own. We had forgotten how funny Jon Lovitz was as the scout at the beginning of the movie. Great cast! Including Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna, just to mention a few. And a really sweet and poignant story. Most importantly, it’s all about BASEBALL! Wookie

  5. Wolfie
    9:48 am on February 5th, 2011

    Isn’t the pocket watch already in hock?

    This could be really bad.

  6. Melanie
    9:52 am on February 5th, 2011

    Well, at least Bernie didn’t do some sort of point spread. I know that can be a problem. I don’t know HOW it can be a problem. He is rooting for the same team I am.

    I hope the watch stays with Bernie.

    Riö: Mrs. Dash user here. It gets to a point that when food has salt on it, it’s too salty for your taste. We tend to cook without salt because of Dan. I am a low salt person. It doesn’t matter for Zoë.

    We tried an experiment last night. We have a dog who likes poopsicles (and yes, that’s what I meant to write), we put red pepper on deposits last night instead of picking them up. They were still there this morning. Not sure how long we’ll have to keep this up, but supposedly the dog will learn.

  7. dawson
    9:56 am on February 5th, 2011

    I’ll put a nickle on the Steelers.
    I’m somewhere on the trail between home and Arlington. We left last night because it’s been too warm during the day. The dog team is packing their own food and mine. Mine is dry meat (elk), bannock and quinoa tabouli – made without salt but extra garlic.

  8. B.Stover
    10:03 am on February 5th, 2011

    I’m losing patience with Bernie. And, yes, the watch is already in hock.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:13 am on February 5th, 2011

    Boop beep boop boop boop beep…..brrrrrrrrrgn brrrrrrrgy….
    Hello Dominic – hey listen, there’s some joker going around calling bookies and using my name. He’s bettting wild amounts on the Super Bowl.
    What? You mean he already called you? Hey Dom, you know me – I don’t make wild bets like that..heck my pocket watch is still in hock.
    How much? 5K – hahaha…so, Dominic, you know it’s not a real bet, right? I mean, this guy is just trying to get me in trouble.
    Yeah, ok, so we’ll talk after the game.
    What? Am I placing a bet? Why no, Dom..I kinda thought I would make that my New Year resolution…no betting while the watch is in hock.
    Oops. gotta go..Chet is looking at the back door like he means it.
    (sorry Bernie – we’re just trying to save you from yourself)

  10. Wolfie
    10:47 am on February 5th, 2011

    Good thinking, T &G!!!

    And if the Packers win , Bernie can collect the winnings!

  11. B.Stover
    10:55 am on February 5th, 2011

    I like T&G’s scenario.

  12. Gus & BooBear
    11:20 am on February 5th, 2011

    Bernie, that’s a big, big bet. Perhaps you should bet only for fun. That could put a serious dent in Chet’s treats from Rover&Co if the Packers don’t win. Remember tin futures???????

    Hi, everybody. We’ve been off the computer for the last day and a half. Dad had the computer out in his shop where he’s rebuilding a 56 Chevy. It has been very cold here by southeast Texas standards, but we didn’t get any of the snow that was forcast. It stayed up in Macy’s area…and we really wanted it. Instead we got ice…lots of ice. All kinds of accidents (something like 800) on the roads Thursday night and Friday morning. Luckily, both Mom’s and Dad’s work places decided to do the smart thing and close on Friday. Dad played in his shop on the old car and Mom watched old movies on TV (she really should have been working around the house, but NOT!!)

    The pictures and descriptions you guys have posted are amazing. Can’t imagine what that is like. Melanie, your house and the Newf pic in the snow were awesome. B., your pictures from your recliner (think those were several days ago) are beautiful too. SiberH, sorry New Mexico is in such shortage but we’re really glad your Mom & Dad are prepared and the shelter animals were handled so quickly.

    Sorry this is so long, but had to catch up. We will see all of you on Macy’s hillside tomorrow (and very glad we’re coming since Mom and Dad have people coming over to watch the game and we want to be out of here)!!

    Go Packers. G&BB

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:28 am on February 5th, 2011

    Yes!… The Packers all the way baby!…heh!… Hey, when Bernie collects his winnings maybe he will donate it to the Mission Fund because I for one have not seen a red cent coming in from those greedy Kats….grunt!

    Debbie!…My friend read your post up above and she is looking very dubious right now…sniff!…This is going to be hard on her. She dwelled on it all night long but is resolved to radically change her eating habits even if they don’t seem so bad (to her)…grunt!…Every one and their dog will be at the grocery store today buying chips and dip and hot wings and all that stuff she was planning on having…grump!…Now it will be fruit and salad stuff and her new pal Mrs. Dash….huff!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:33 am on February 5th, 2011

    Dawson, hope you are making good time. And what are those things you mentioned after elk?

    Bernie, maybe we should have put the 5K in tin futures. Suggesting a cash position might have been short-sighted on Barb’s part. Too tempting for Mr. Little. Well, we think the Packers are going to win, so maybe it will be ok, but we are too conservative to have plunked big $$ down on a game. T & G, maybe you phone call will work.

    Off for some Saturaday morning shopping.

  15. Melanie
    11:35 am on February 5th, 2011

    Riö: Tell your friend they make potato chips with hardly any salt and some with no salt. If we have the no salt I like to dip them into sour cream. The ones with hardly any salt are pretty good on their own.

    YSAS does a chicken thing in the oven. He takes a rub with no salt (your friend could use Mrs. Dash, one of the hotter spiced ones) he then coats that on to cut up chicken and bakes it. Very good.

  16. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:07 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Good try, T&G. Bernie is always the optimist.
    Go Packers!
    Maybe Rio’s friend can start her no salt diet after the Superbowl.

  17. Gus & BooBear
    12:08 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio, friends of Chet just showed the pic of you and Pepper. That is such a cool picture, even though she is kind of on top of you!

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    12:22 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Siber – quick note while we are pulled over on a siding. The train trip is going very well. Only problem is that the club car doesn’t stock chew sticks, so you may want to grab a couple to bring along. We’ll be in ABQ soon…get the lear jet warmed up.
    Macy – we’ll be on the hill soon so we can help you set up the party. Anything last minute you need picked up on the way?

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:29 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Puss N’ Boots!… Pepper is lying on my front legs in that photo, plus she has a smelly backend….grunt!… I was able to escape that situation right after the photo was taken…heh!… I have Wookie in his black bow tie getting a shoulder rub on my page right now. Such a dapper fellow!…snort!

    Food!… My friend is reading all of your suggestions and says, “Thanks”….sniff!…She has to go to the store soon, but is dragging her feet…snorkel!…Also, she wants to start another quilling project but can’t decide on what to make…grunt!…Things are kind of up in the air around here this morning…heh!

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    12:32 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio – tell your friend to quill a portrait of you! Should be easy to do your curly little tail! tee hee

  21. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:24 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio — I don’t know if you’ve already made transport plans for the Supper Bowl Party, but you are more than welcome to ride with me in the Wookiemobile. I snatched the keys from my dad and got it souped up real nicely so we can make great time (we should make it to the party about an hour after I pick you up). It can go pretty fast for a Volvo Cross Country Looking forward to seeing you. Yours faithfully, Wookie

  22. B.Stover
    1:34 pm on February 5th, 2011

    I just got back from shopping before the snow started…and it’s really coming down.

    Hi G&BB. How is the car coming along?

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:41 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wookie!… Old Chap, I would be delighted to ride with you in the Wookiemobil!….snort!… Just two guys on a road trip to the Supper Bowl. What could be better?….chorkel! ….I will have my little knapsack all packed and ready pal. See you soon!….snorkel!

  24. Melanie
    1:46 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wölfie: The Pack, being procrastinators, want to know if you can blur them to the party on Sunday?

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:53 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Groceries! … We are off to the store for all her new food…heh! … This is going to be interesting…snort!

  26. Melanie
    2:19 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Just for fun. If you don’t have a drummer for a band . . .
    http://www.wimp.com/tractordrummer

  27. Melanie
    4:21 pm on February 5th, 2011

    We are now watching a beaver take a tree down across the river.
    I would take a picture, but it’s sheer ice out there right now.
    The Pack is not amused.

  28. B.Stover
    4:38 pm on February 5th, 2011

    In the last several hours it’s snowed about four more inches here.

  29. June
    5:09 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hey Chet! Just finished your third book “To Fetch a Thief” and it was an awesome adventure. I loved when Bernie said, “I sure wish I knew how you did that!” Of course Bernie knows, Bernie knows everything, he’s always the smartest guy in the room.

    Love, love, love your books. Got hooked on the first one on books on tape and now I hear Chet’s voice just like that, when I read the books. My dog Kona thinks Chet is maybe tied for #1 in the ‘nation’, ties with him of course. Although Chet would proably prefer Mocha who is a she dog.

    Can’t wait for the next one, but happy that you mentioned this website on the acknowledgements. I’m guessing that was Chet’s idea, or maybe Suzie’s?

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Golly!… We are finally home. What a nightmare shopping trip…grump!… My friend had to do her mother’s grocery shopping too just to make things even better…snort!… The store of course was a zoo. Everyone was out shopping either because of the big game or because of the snowstorm that’s supposed to move in tomorrow…grunt!… When she was finally at the cashier a big Bang! went off and everyone was ready to hit the deck. Luckily, it was only a great big balloon that popped….heh!

  31. Melanie
    5:23 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hi June!

  32. Siber-H
    5:31 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Go Packers!! I am not a betting dog so I have no money on them. Oh, Bernie…You should know better than that by now. I will send Chet a box of my special chew strips. He is going to need them.

    T&G..I will bring a box or two of my special chew strips. Mom gets them from the vet and orders them by the case. Come to think of it, I had better bring a case or two or three.

    I hope Dawson is planning on her sled dogs attending the party. What fun!

    There has been some great suggestions on this blog about how to do away with salt. Many heads are better than one. Rio, Your friend can’t jump into this no salt thing and try to do it all at once. Tell her to take it slow and take her time.

    G&BB A 56 Chevy…how cool! My folks once had a 55 Chevy…way before my time.

  33. B.Stover
    5:34 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hi June. I love the names of your dogs.

  34. B.Stover
    5:38 pm on February 5th, 2011

    It has been snowing for over four hours and they’re still just saying “light snow” but we’ve had four inches at least. A friend of mind got stuck on the freeway.

    On Facebook Spence wrote that Bernie was going to bet the house because he’s planning on winning.

  35. Siber-H
    5:39 pm on February 5th, 2011

    That tractor in Melanie’s video works as well as a drum machine…cute.

    uh, Melanie, if you get a roof rake, and if you use it, and if possible, could you please take a picture. We who live in the land of no snow find this interesting.

    Hi June! I’m sure mentioning the website was Chet’s idea.

  36. Siber-H
    5:47 pm on February 5th, 2011

    We may have to give some of the money the kats have made to Chet and Bernie. On second thought, we will just give it all to Chet.

    Wish I was there, Stover.

  37. Melanie
    6:00 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Siber-H: Look at the picture of the house from yesterday. You can see where we raked the roof.

    Hey to All: Be on the look out for YSAS panhandling his way over to Macy’s for the Supper Bowl. He decided to go at the last minute and, of course, being a struggling actor, had no money. He put on his homeless gear he wears for extra work.

    If you see this guy, please pick him up and get him to Macy’s.

    Thanks, a worried Mom

  38. Barb & Maggie
    6:04 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hi June, we hope you come back. We are a fun group.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Clarkson!…He’s so cool!…snort!…I hope he will let me sit on his lap at the party…snorkel!

  40. Barb & Maggie
    6:27 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Bee, we haven’t gotten any snow today. Tomorrow they are talking 2’3″.

    How much money did Clarkson make?

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    6:40 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hi everyone – Tupper here. Glad we got out of our area before this latest storm moved in. Everything is now getting a coating of ice. And of course the opportunists are out there…our Gramp was looking for some help in getting some snow off his roof. He talked to lots of people and got quotes from $30 an hour (4 hour job) to $400. And then there are people in pickup trucks with ladders and snow rakes,driving around neighborhoods and offering roof clearing services…some of them are shady characters. Glad Gramp has his giant Great Pyrenees to watch over him. She really is as gentle as a lamb, but her woof is pretty convincing. Some of the “roof pushers” have stopped by, but they take one look at his dog, and take off again.
    Oh and by the way, Basil and Sage won’t be at the party – Mama found out what they did to Rio yesterday and she has grounded them. Silly kats – they are still giggling…something about Paris? Those boys could get in trouble in an isolation booth!

  42. Melanie
    6:44 pm on February 5th, 2011

    MagPie: I don’t know how much money he’s gotten, but if you see him on the road please pick him up.

  43. Staff
    6:46 pm on February 5th, 2011

    We have ordered a big screen TV so we can all watch the puppy bowl that will be on starting at 3(Eastern)(2 Central) tomorrow afternoon. On Animal Planet of course. So Dawson, make sure you get there by then. OK? I expect you have moved into the lower 48 already. Make sure you aren’t taking the Coastal Highway. I think it is too wet there for snow.

    If you have any problems with lack of snow (heh heh heh) Alice will pick you and the Huskies up in the Lear.

    Rio has decided to go with Wookie. Sniff. I don’t think he wanted to see Alice piloting a Lear Jet.

    BTW I have sent Wookie a Debit card. The pin number is the same as Wookies Agent number. You do know that don’t you Wookie?

    Oh, and I bet wookie would pick up Clarkson unless he wants to have Alice come over there. She could you know. It is just a hop and a skip in the Lear and someone has to drink all that champagne.

  44. B.Stover
    6:49 pm on February 5th, 2011

    I think that Basil and Sage should be forgiven and be allowed to come to the party.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    6:50 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Champagne??? Did someone say champagne? Count me in! – Gilly

  46. B.Stover
    6:51 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Staff: What is the puppy bowl?

  47. Alice M. Johnson
    6:51 pm on February 5th, 2011
  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:54 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Kats!… In jets. Now I’ve heard everything…grunt!…I don’t think any Kats should be allowed at the party….sniff! …They are all trouble makers and they will eat all the good good too…dammit!

  49. Alice M. Johnson
    6:54 pm on February 5th, 2011

    B Stover, Here is an ad for it.
    It is an antidote for the SupperBowl.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5nyEd8BTZA

  50. Alice M. Johnson
    6:57 pm on February 5th, 2011

    PS, BStover,
    There is a kitty half time show too.

    All these animals are from Shelters and many are adopted out after appearing on the show.

  51. AbbietheKitty
    6:59 pm on February 5th, 2011

    I hate to tell you this (no I don’t) but Alice is picking up Sage and Basil. You will have a few kitties there too. I am not sure if BlueCat, Gus and BooBear want a ride too. I am waiting for their answer.

  52. Basil and Sage
    6:59 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hey Pugbutt! – Your friend B.Stover convinced Mama to let us come to the party. Hahahahaah. Hope you got your traveling bags packed. Your fortune cookie said you were going on a loooonggg journey. giggle.

  53. AbbietheKitty
    6:59 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Tupper and Gilly, We will pick you up when we get the herbs.

  54. Wolfie
    7:00 pm on February 5th, 2011

    I just need to know when everyone wants to be picked up, and I, Wolfie, will be there for the Blurring journey.

    Hi June! Welcome to Chet’s blog!

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    7:06 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Abbie – this is an “out of office auto reply” . Tupper and Gilly are not at home. They are on a train headed for the Supper Bowl. Please leave a message and they will get back to you after the Steelers cream the Packers.

  56. Melanie
    7:10 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wölfie: The Pack say just pick them up when you can. They want to know if they can all go at once, or do they need to divide up?

    I know Patsy is going to take Dan’s iPad and post from the party. Wish I could be there.

  57. Melanie
    7:10 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Oh and Wöökie, Could you please pick up YSAS?

  58. Basil and Sage
    7:17 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hey Melanie – how do you divide a Newfie??? Wouldn’t that just be ‘splitting hairs” giggle – we just crack ourselves up!

    Hey Alice – promise you will wear that big red bow. Woo Baby!!

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    7:19 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Oh my Dog – those two kats are SO embarrassing! We don’t know why Mama let them off the hook – they just get away with EVERYTHING!

  60. Mollypop
    7:21 pm on February 5th, 2011

    I know I’m so very late but Mom had safety patrol with an accident, then family company, and then lots of friends. Now we can finally take a breath and get organized for tomorrow. Wolfie, can you blur by to pick up Sam and me? If not, we’ll hop on a bus. We want to be there.

  61. Melanie
    7:34 pm on February 5th, 2011

    I just got a call from YSAS. He’s still on the road. I told him to look out for Wöökie. I also told him that Barb and MagPie wanted to know how much he had made.

    Nothing so far, but he did remind me of when he was going to acting school in NYC and he was sitting on the stoop of the school. It was a hot day and he’d taken his hat off when someone walking by put some bills in it. He got up to return them but the guy said to keep it anyway.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    7:35 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wolfie, On the way to get Mollypop, can you make a quick detour by here and get me too? It won’t be out of your way.

    Barb had a typo on the snow fall – that was supposed to be 2″ to 3″. Not 2’3″. That would be a lot of snow!

  63. Melanie
    7:36 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Look you Kats, if you please or you don’t please, I was talking about the PACK, not one particular Newf.

    “splitting hairs” rolling eyes and snickering

  64. Alice Johnson
    7:44 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Melanie, We will send two jets for the Newfs. I think that might be a little safer. Are they bringing luggage? I might have to send three even tho the Kats don’t weigh much. It is the champagne and the cute little pug stewardesses I hired to entice Rio that ‘fraidy dog.

  65. Melanie
    7:50 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Thanks Alice. That would be great. Wölfie, The Pack is taken care of, if Wöökie can’t find YSAS, can you blur him to the party?

  66. B.Stover
    7:57 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Thank you Alice.

  67. Siber-H
    8:03 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wookie gets the debit card?

  68. Siber-H
    8:14 pm on February 5th, 2011

    and I’m riding on the train with Steelers fans. Well, they are cute (not the Steelers)

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Alice!… I’m not riding on your Lear. Wookie is going to take me in his Wookiemobil…snort!…Please be sure to bring the stewardess to the party though!….wooo!

  70. Siber-H
    8:22 pm on February 5th, 2011

    After the Superbowl, I’m going home with Dawson and the dogs…just for a visit. I haven’t told mom yet.

  71. Melanie
    8:32 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Franklin said he would watch over the stewardess for you Riö.

    Siber-H: If you go up to see Dawson, are you going to head west and see the Iditarod?

    Going to bed. My knee is getting better. When I’m upstairs alone in my room, I don’t need the cane except sometimes.

  72. Siber-H
    8:38 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Oh yeah, Melanie, Great Idea!!! The Yukon Quest starts today.
    night, Melanie..and glad to hear your knee is getting better.

  73. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:48 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio. I will be there first thing tomorrow morning. We will definitely pick up Clarkson too, if we see him panhandling along the way. As I recall, you’ve got shotgun (just like Chet), so Clarkson may have to sit in back with mom, who is in charge of treats. And I got my lucky deck of cards and a bag of Greenies for the poker game. Be ready to anty up, Wookie

  74. Barb & Maggie
    8:49 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Night, Melanie, sleep tight!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wookie!… I didn’t know that Debbie was coming along…heh!…Why don’t you and I sit in the back with your deck of cards and those greenies while she and Clarkson sit up front and do all the work drive….heh!heh!… You play poker, right?…gruff!

  76. June
    9:31 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hi all, You guys are fun! I just got in from shoveling, something I do maybe once a year to be nice when hubby’s off somewhere. Wow! I got a workout. The dogs had a lot of fun messing up my neat rows and now are happily chewing their giant bones. Have fun rooting for your teams 2morrow. As Chet would say, my eyes are getting heavy…

    P.S. Rio The Evil Pug *snork* at the name, there’s a story there

  77. B.Stover
    9:42 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Good night all.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Snork!….What the hell is “Snork”?….grunt!… June is confused from all that shoveling me thinks… snort! … We have been watching The Dark Knight tonight for the first time ever and she is also quilling her little salt-free heart away….snorkel!… This is an amazing movie. Why didn’t someone tell us about it?….grunt!

  79. Alice M. Johnson
    10:02 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Dear Rio,
    I am sure you have snorkled.

  80. Staff
    10:05 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Mr.Staff says he will come and wants to know if he has to wear a costume. Teehee.
    I told him yes.

    I wonder what he will wear. The last time I told him he had to wear a costume he put on his ‘Old Pro’ baseball uniform. That was from his town softball league about a million years ago. He might still have the jacket, but I haven’t seen the rest in years.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Alice!…Dear, I nevr Snork without the “el”….sneeze!…I hope you have been practicing on those airline simulators…grunt!…You will have many precious lives counting on your paws and judgement tomorrow….wheeze!… I hope you have packed all the parachutes too…sniff!

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    10:11 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Siber – we thought you wanted to hang out on the train with us. Oh well, let’s have Alice stop by in ABQ to get us after we have dinner at Powdrell’s. Then we can all land at the same airport and head to Macy’s together.
    Hey – has anyone heard from Macy?? I hope she’s not wearing herself out getting the hill ready for the party.
    Maybe she’s out at the groomer’s getting ready to party with a certain Husky boy from New Mexico…
    Macy and Siber sitting in a tree…
    tee hee

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Staff!… Do you think Mr. Staff will let me sit on his lap?….snort!… This is amazing, because we have never heard from Mr. Staff, although we have seen him in a few photos and that wonderful baseball video you posted…heh!

  84. Basil and Sage
    10:14 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Hey Rio —
    SNORK SNORK SNORK
    giggle

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wow!… The Dark Knight just ended. We missed a lot of it for one reason or another so at some point we will have to watch it all the way through properly…gruff!

    Party!…This is going to be a huge party. I guess I will have to ask someone here to make another big bowl of Cottage and Green Onion – hold the salt….sniff!

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    10:17 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Wookie – we didn’t know there was going to be a poker tourney. What are we playing? Texas Holdum seems appropriate,but we do prefer Stud.(this is the sound of Corgis blushing)

  87. Siber-H
    10:21 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Nooooo,T&G We will continue onto Dallas on the train, even if you are Steelers fans. I like Alice, but that doesn’t mean I want to ride in a Leer Jet she is piloting.

    Macy, Where are you?

  88. Staff
    10:26 pm on February 5th, 2011

    You know my Mom, Maggie, taught flight simulation for the Army WAC during the war. She got up-to-date and gave Alice a course in it years ago. Alice has been piloting quite a while now. She checks the tires every 4 days and sometimes more often. She will not be piloting all the Lear’s. She had to hire some two legged ones for the extra two because of the Newf’s.

    I haven’t heard from Dawson lately. Maybe her wireless card is in a dead spot. I am sure they are doing fine on the dog-sled.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on February 5th, 2011

    BS!… Why do I have to endure bs from BS?…grunt!…NO NO NO! you two cannot play poker with me and Wookie…snort!…It’s a private poker game, NO Kats allowed, ever!…grunt!

  90. Staff
    10:30 pm on February 5th, 2011

    It is time to put the kats to bed. Goodnight all.

    It will be a busy early morning for Alice. She will be having a fun time tomorrow meeting the Herb’s and the Newf’s. Expect the Lear jets at you local airports around 7 a.m.

  91. Basil and Sage
    10:40 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio – but your friend’s new diet calls for lots of Fresh Herbs! Thats us -you don’t get Herbs much fresher than us. We ‘re just trying to be helpful. Snork snork snork
    giggle

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on February 5th, 2011

    BS!…. You can be on her diet, but you are not on Mine!…grunt!… Take a Flying Herb Leap with Alice at the wheel tomorrow….snort! …Quit bothering me for Pete’s sake!…cough!

  93. Basil and Sage
    11:01 pm on February 5th, 2011

    OK Pugface – we have a big day tomorrow so we will send you a good night kiss.
    Can’t wait for the party. We have your little pink bow all ready for you. Snork snork
    Nighty night

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Growl!… I don’t even know June and already I don’t like her. Snork indeed!…grump!cough!

    Fan!…I’ve been out on Netflix trying to order The Fan and the whole website froze up!….sniff!…Is this movie so bad that it causes software to explode on contact?…wheeze!

  95. Siber-H
    11:22 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio, I have looked at the customer reviews of The Fan on Amazon and people mostly like it. I hope you get to see it so you can review it for us.

    I have been watching videos of the Yukon Quest. Yesss! A team of Siberian is doing the Quest. I’m so excited I won’t sleep.

    Mom is making me go to bed now. See you all tomorrow at the Superbowl party.
    nighty night

  96. Siber-H
    11:23 pm on February 5th, 2011

    p.s. Someone please remember to stop and pick up poor Clarkson.

  97. LizF
    11:31 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Rio, the other day when I said that the husky-euthanising man should go see you, I meant that I thought you would be the right person to hand out some punishment to him, NOT that he should go there and do something bad to you. At the time I thought you got that, but later I wasn’t sure… Anyway, I don’t want to leave you with the wrong impression, not wishing you any harm at all!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:47 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Clarkson!… My favorite actor right behind Kevin Spacey, is coming with Wookie, Debbie and I in the Wookiemobil!…snort! …Debbie and Clarkson will be sitting up front while I win all of Wookie’s greenies off of him. Even though I cannot chew greenies I can trade them around the neighborhood for jerky treats…heh!…SiberH, I hope you are clear on the logistics now! (for the second time, yeesh!)…snort!

    Liz!…Dear wonderful talented Liz. Yes, I did indeed think you wanted that awful murderer to take me out….wiffle!…After a while I realized someone like you would not ever wish that upon a good hearted soul like me!me!me!…snuff!… So in my own time I did forgive you for that cruel remark….grunt!… Will you be joining us at the Supper Bowl tomorrow afternoon my dear?….chorkel!…It will be fun now that everyone has settled down and will not be doing the wonderfluff bullcrap…grrrr!… It’s not Soccer mind you, it’s a pig skin or at least it used to be…heh! …Or maybe I’m confused…heh!

  99. LizF
    11:58 pm on February 5th, 2011

    Crap, i get far too many miscommunications in this chat room! My bad. Definitely not! Just thought you’d know what to do with that sort of scum. Sigh. You know i wasn’t calling you fat when i wished you happy new year, right??

    Supper Bowl – can’t, I’ll be at work! But I hope they scrape off the snow in time and that Bernie’s team wins and then you can get on with baseball season! And your friends knees improve with the new low sodium food. (Soccer? blah).

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:07 am on February 6th, 2011

    Fat!….Hmmm, I do not remember your “Have A Happy Fat New Years” comment…heh!heh!…Oh Liz, you are priceless. Please stick around and enrich us all with your Aussie wisdom and wonderful artistic talent!…heh! …I hope once baseball season starts you won’t desert us again…cripes!…That would be awful. We want to hear how your show goes by the way! Keep us all updated on that artistic stuff you do…gruffle!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:11 am on February 6th, 2011

    Hockey!…We are watching Hockey right now just so everyone knows…heh!…Go Avalanche!…grrrrrr!Kill-um!

  102. LizF
    12:12 am on February 6th, 2011

    Thanks – good pug!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:20 am on February 6th, 2011

    Oh!…For gawd’s sake…grump!… I am now on the Fabulous Bakers Boy’s dark side….grump!…I hate it over here, I really do. I fear our party tomorrow will be relegated to this dark side sooner than later….sniff!…That is a very sad fact. Bad news for us anyway. Some of you guys have no problem with it, but I do. Big Time….((((sigh))))…When we upgrade our browser, it might go away. But Molly has this problem too, and she is on the cutting edge of technology. So we are not sure what will help…huffle!

  104. LizF
    12:26 am on February 6th, 2011

    It won’t help. My office is fairly cutting edge and it’s no different. Come to think of it, I haven’t tried Firefox.. I quite like the dark side.

  105. LizF
    12:28 am on February 6th, 2011

    Hey which team is green and yellow? They’re our national colours.

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:03 am on February 6th, 2011

    Liz!…I could not get a straight answer from the Net and they are not my home town teams…grump!…So I do not know what colors they will be wearing. Poor Stover, she is manning the scoreboard for some strange reason…heh!….I must be out of the big loop or something…grunt!….Why is Stover doing the scoreboard????…sniff! sniff!

    Liz!…Why in hell do you like the Dark Side?…snuff!… It infuriates me to no end!…grump!

  107. dawson
    1:11 am on February 6th, 2011

    There was a little problem with the sled dogs. One went missing at the 2nd stop and only showed up after I’d started a campfire and cooked a bit of moose…I guess the smell brought him back. That wasted 6 hours. We made real good time after that until we had a misunderstanding between the 2 largest males…things went downhill after that. Except for the sled…it stayed where it was. I had to separate the boys and finally traded both of them for a couple standard poodles. Then everything went smoothly but we only made it to Williams Lake before we needed a major rest and food stop. The 2 female Huskies really wanted to go to Texas to meet Siber H. and the 2 male Poodles were very interested in meeting Mollypop but I am too exhausted to deal with them any longer. I left them with a good friend and caught a ride to Missoula to see Ruby Jo, my newest grand-daughter.

    So Alice Johnson: I’ll be at the Missoula airport by 7 a.m. in the morning. I need a ride in the Lear Jet.

  108. dawson
    1:12 am on February 6th, 2011

    Green Bay Packers are green and yellow.

  109. dawson
    1:12 am on February 6th, 2011

    Green Bay Packers are green and yellow.

  110. dawson
    1:16 am on February 6th, 2011

    Crapola! Night.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:31 am on February 6th, 2011

    Ha!…Dawson Doubled!..heh!…Love it!

  112. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:12 am on February 6th, 2011

    Hopefully someone will see this in the morning. I just got back from the hillside. It was wet and slushy so we took some leaf blowers out to make it nicer. The tent people finally arrived. I hope nobody minds pink and purple tents. Don’t know why they brought pink and purple to a supper bowl party, but they gave me half price and I never turn down a bargain. Today was sunny and 60 degrees, we are hoping for the same on Sunday.

    When you arrive, please pick up your sit-upon at the first table. I ordered them in Packers style and Steelers style. I did not order very many steeler ones (why would anyone want one anyway), so first come first served. There are also snuggies for the more delicate among us, but they should not be needed. I guess I panicked when the weather turned out so yucky earlier.

    I am so happy that Staff is providing us with a TV for the Puppy Bowl. The Kat half-time show is always quite good even.

    Don’t worry about the Kats on the jet. Don’t they have 9 lives anyway?

    I will be at the hill by noon, but Annie, Biddy, Belle and Holly will be there to greet you. Just tell them to “shake”. They will not have internet, so talk amongst yourselves. Help yourself to the bowls and pre-party munchies.

    Can’t wait to see everyone. Nite nite.

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