Beware!

“The ides of March?” says Spence. “What’s that all about? I remember in ninth grade I wrote Beware the ideas of March and didn’t do so well on the test.”

“Ides was just the way the Romans said fifteen when it came to months, although it was sometimes thirteen,” Admin says.

“Huh?”

“The Romans weren’t great when it came to numbers,” Admin says. “No zero, for example. But in this case – well, let’s look it up. Julius Caesar – not a bad writer, by the way – is on the street in a procession and someone calls out to him.”

Caesar:  Who is it in the press that calls on me?

I hear a tongue shriller than all the music

Cry “Caesar!” Speak, Caesar is turn’d to hear.

Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.

Caesar: What man is that?

Brutus: A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

“Hey,” says Spence. “Cool that Brutus gets that line.”

Admin nods. “Dealing with Shakespeare here.”

Shakespeare. The name comes up a lot, but he and I have never crossed paths. A perp? If so, I’ll be ready.

Welcome Bear, Masquerade, resting dudes.

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121 Responses to “Beware!”

  1. Tyb
    9:19 am on March 15th, 2011

    We’re first. Caesar got his on the Ides of March. We get ours annually from the gov’t on the Ides of April. Beware!

  2. Sam
    9:22 am on March 15th, 2011

    Good morning.

    I love Macy’s posts. What a wicked sense of humor and brilliance. Mom is still laughing over Melanie fought the lawn and the lawn won.

    Also when she called Mollypop Pollymop and then just Mop. She’s funny.

  3. Sam
    9:23 am on March 15th, 2011

    Tyb, that’s a good one.

  4. Rose
    9:36 am on March 15th, 2011

    Et tu, Brute

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 am on March 15th, 2011

    Stabbed!…. “Cry ‘Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war”….snort!

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on March 15th, 2011

    Ides!… I like the Ides of April….sniff!… I get extra treats and pats and even a hug or two….snort!

  7. Rose
    9:48 am on March 15th, 2011

    Release the hounds!

  8. Melanie
    9:53 am on March 15th, 2011

    Riö: YSAS does a “mean” Antony monologue where he says that. Cool!

    Got the link in the mail about two unusually animal friends.
    http://5thworld.com/Paradigm/Postings/%21Wisdom/OrangutanAndHound.html

  9. Melanie
    9:54 am on March 15th, 2011

    Rose: Perhaps it’s only because I had guys, but that quotation, for me, is from “The Simpsons”.

  10. Rose
    9:56 am on March 15th, 2011

    Hi Melanie:

    So you must be a fan!

  11. Mollypop
    9:57 am on March 15th, 2011

    The ides of April put Mom in a bad mood because she always has to pay money. We don’t know yet for this year and the suspense is awful.

  12. B.Stover
    9:59 am on March 15th, 2011

    Laughing here! Good morning Chet and everyone.

  13. Melanie
    10:05 am on March 15th, 2011

    Rose: I know and love many of the early Simpson’s episodes. Somehow, when the guys moved out, The Simpsons weren’t on any more!

    I received an email this morning with a list of Paraprosdokian sentences. Very funny.

    Here’s one for me: We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

    And this for B.Stover: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. snicker

    This one is one FROM my guys I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

  14. Mollypop
    10:10 am on March 15th, 2011

    Here’s the obituary for Rick Martin. His dog Sophie is mentioned. We will miss him here.
    http:/legacy.com/obituaries/buffalonews/obituary.aspx?n=rick-martin&pid=149347695

  15. B.Stover
    10:22 am on March 15th, 2011

    “If I could say a few words, I’d be a better public speaker” (Homer Simpson)….beyond expectation.

    I need some coffee.

  16. Melanie
    10:24 am on March 15th, 2011

    Loving it! Got to get some work done. Unless I see something fascinating. BBL

  17. Macy the Min Pin
    10:40 am on March 15th, 2011

    Oooo shiny!

    Sorry I get distracted. Sam you little dustmop I love you too. We are using the iPhone Not so easy.

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    10:47 am on March 15th, 2011

    Good morning everyone. Here’s our tribute to the theme of the day.

    We sulk and hide
    ]From March’s Ide
    For cold wind blows
    Cross melting snows.
    The winter tried
    to hold and bide.
    Dank earth shows,
    yet nothing grows,
    Til buds burst wide
    and bloom with pride.
    Then winter goes,
    And souls unfroze.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    10:55 am on March 15th, 2011

    Morning Everyone!

    Chet! I don’t think the Bard is a perp, lol.

    Good one, Tyb! And as for the ides of April…well…paws are crossed here too, MollyPop

    Nana will join B for that cup of coffee now…

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 am on March 15th, 2011

    Kirby!….Everybody, remember to send your thoughts and prayers out for Kirby’s boy. He has his 2nd interview sometime this morning….grunt!… Give him the ole Plunderers good luck vibes!….sniff!

  21. Rose
    11:09 am on March 15th, 2011

    Melanie:

    The three little sentences that will get you through life:

    1. Cover for me

    2. Oh, good idea, Boss!

    3. It was like that when I got here (I’ve used this one many times!)

  22. Barb & Maggie
    11:10 am on March 15th, 2011

    Good luck to Kirby’s boy.

    Macy, We like your humor. Hope your mom is feeling better these days.

    T & G, Love the poetry.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 am on March 15th, 2011

    Humor!….What humor?…sniff!….Did I miss something? I haven’t seen any humor from MinPin today…grunt!

  24. Basil and Sage
    11:16 am on March 15th, 2011

    Rose! – we like your line number 3. In fact, we are pretty sure that that line was invented by one of our illustrious ancestor Kats. We also use it all the time, much to the consternation of certain Corgis who often get the blame.
    giggle

  25. Rose
    11:24 am on March 15th, 2011

    Basil and Sage:

    LOL!

  26. Melanie
    11:24 am on March 15th, 2011

    Good luck Kirby’s Guy!

    Humor vs Pug . . . . hmmm

    Rose: I have heard number 3 quite often. Especially from the Pack.

    Until Siber-H is on:
    The leader, John Baker, left White Mountain only 50 minutes before the second place musher, Ramey Smyth. Hans Gatt is a little over two hours behind him.
    This is still any dog’s race.

    Next stop is Safety and then Nome.

    Snowhook and WL are in 38th place with Wattie in 39th. They both left Kaltag at the same time.

    11 mushers have scratched.

  27. Rose
    11:27 am on March 15th, 2011

    Melanie:

    It’s my favorite excuse among the very many excuses I use…

  28. Barb & Maggie
    11:29 am on March 15th, 2011

    Rio, We meant in general that we like Macy’s humor.

    Full moon is coming up on Saturday (which also happens to be National Poultry Day). Don’t forget to do the moon-dust dance in the garden Saturday night. Rio, know you will appreciate the heads-up on that one!

  29. Melanie
    11:37 am on March 15th, 2011

    What is the Full Moon in March called:
    Full Worm Moon
    Full Crow Moon
    Full Crust Moon
    Full Sap Moon
    Lenten Moon
    Paschal Full Moon . . .

    Hmm. what is the Full Moon called here in the hill towns?
    You’re a Sap Full Moon . . . did you actually think spring is coming? HA! You’ve got a another winter storm on the way. Not only that, but those plants you want to put out? FORGITABUOUTIT. And, If you think April is going to be any better, remember two years ago when we dumped 2 feet of snow on you? Heh, Heh, You saps!

  30. Siber-H
    11:41 am on March 15th, 2011

    Thanks Melanie,
    John Baker and his team only has 14 miles to go to Nome and they win the Iditarod!!
    Our heroes, Whitey-Lance and the gang, have made it over halfway to the coast. They have been resting since I turned on the computer this morning, but that is to be expected. It is a long trip from Kaltag on the Yukon River to the first village on the coast, Unalakleet. The trail travels through some beautiful country. We have seen both summer and winter photos and video of it. Mom and I are wishing we were with them. We are in spirit.

    Best of luck to Kirby’s boy this morning!!!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    11:48 am on March 15th, 2011

    Speaking of humor – tasteless humor – Gilbert Gottfried just got fired from his 10 year stint as the Aflac duck, for making jokes about the disaster in Japan. Some things just are not to be joked about. That had to be one very costly boo-boo.

  32. dawson
    12:00 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Hmmmm…slept in again. On The Ides of March.
    “Get the job” thoughts going out Kirby’s boy.
    Melanie: The hound and the orangutan video was sweet.
    Full Sap Moon: Ho Ho, you saps! Winter does that to us every year – outstays her welcome.
    A meeting today so musht get going as there is a lot of snow to shovel before I can get out of the driveway. ((sigh))

  33. Barb & Maggie
    12:05 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I wonder if they call it the Sap Moon, because tree sap starts moving in March. Does anyone know?

  34. Melanie
    12:15 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Barb and MagPie: if you want to get all “truthy” yes, it’s because the Sap is rising.
    As we go around the hills right now, all the sugar houses have steam pouring out of their roofs.

    I suggest though, if you want to make maple sugar on your own, to make sure you do it in a kitchen WITHOUT wall paper. ” Just saying” as Chet would say.

  35. Rose
    12:20 pm on March 15th, 2011

    http://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/

    Barb and Maggie:

    Your question about the Sap Moon made me wonder why it is called that too. The link above explains. It also explains the meaning of all the full moons.

  36. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:21 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Thanks Siber-H..Only 14 miles before a winner. That does not seem far. Sounds like Whitey & team have a long way to go. Those town names are something else, wonder where they came from. I don’t know how to pronounce them.

    Around here the stores are all out of “Iodide” since people think the radiation will come over here from Japan like the Tsumani did. I am hoping it won’t! It is kind of scary tho.

    Good luck to Kirby’s boy.

  37. Siber-H
    12:21 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Whitey and the team are on the move again toward Unalakleet. Wattie is still traveling with them.

  38. Siber-H
    12:27 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Mollie(ABP) The names of those villages come from the Native Alaskans. A Native Alaskan, John Baker, is going to win this race!! He and his team have 10 more miles to go. We are very happy for him and all his people in the villages that are cheering so hard for him. It means a lot to them.

  39. Rose
    12:30 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Buena suerte, Kirby’s boy!!!!

  40. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:36 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Ms. Tupper and Gilly – is that poetry by Villiam Shakespeare?

    (and ve vish Kirby’s boy luck too!)

  41. Melanie
    12:57 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Hmmm, seems a bit high brow for old William.

    So a dog soothsayer would be a . . .

    Toothtailer?

  42. Mollypop
    1:14 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rio – do you remember Macy’s great humor. It will come back. Then it will be baseball and she will be calling my Yankees terrible names. I will have to retaliate and we will be right back to where we used to be – having fun.

    I wonder how N. N. Natasha feels about baseball?

  43. B.Stover
    1:22 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I can just hear Franklin saying, “It was like that when I got here!”

    Good luck to Kirby’s boy.

  44. Melanie
    1:35 pm on March 15th, 2011

    John Baker is coming in to Nome. He’s breaking the record!

    http://www.iditarod.com/streams
    Then click.

  45. Melanie
    1:35 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Oh, yeah, this is a live stream video.

  46. Tyb
    1:40 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Good Luck to Kirby’s boy. I love your poetry T & G.

  47. Melanie
    1:40 pm on March 15th, 2011

    and it’s free

  48. Melanie
    1:50 pm on March 15th, 2011

    And he’s in. Broke the record by over 3 hours. The dogs look good.

    “I’m just enjoying the moment.”
    “running a team like this just don’t get better . . . wouldn’t give up . . I’m really proud of them. .”

  49. Melanie
    1:53 pm on March 15th, 2011

    They are making sure that he has everything that he is supposed to have is there.

  50. Melanie
    1:54 pm on March 15th, 2011

    He had everything! It is now OFFICIAL.
    I love the drums.

    He’s now getting his lead dog.

  51. Melanie
    1:55 pm on March 15th, 2011

    He had everything! It is now OFFICIAL.
    I love the drums.

    He’s now getting his lead dog.

    The dogs get roses. I hope they don’t eat them.

    Well, that was cool. It is now time for my walk.

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    2:14 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Yahoooooo!!!! John Baker!!! John Baker!!!!! John Baker!!!!

    Wahoooooo!!! Yippeee!!!! And he beat the World Record!!!!!!

    ….and the Natives go wild!!!!!!! (especially Mama and Dad)

    Oh, and Natasha, the poetry isn’t by Willy Shakespeare – its by Gilly Shakes-paw. She has no delusions about being a great poet, she just likes to be punny.

  53. BearSpiritDog
    2:32 pm on March 15th, 2011

    WhoooHooo! Our picture finally went through! Must say – we love the OleyHowlers at Chet’s Friends.

    Rose/Melanie: #3 is the all time favorite around here also! T&G: Shakespaw? Love it!

    Good Luck to Kirby’s Boy!

  54. BARB & MAGGIE
    2:32 pm on March 15th, 2011

    We like Then winter goes, and souls unfroze. Well it do rhyme!

    Hat tip to John Baker and his dogs.

  55. Melanie
    3:04 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Hi BearSpiritDog, you look great!

    I WALKED! Used my walking poles to get me steady and not lurching.

    I’m totally awesome.

  56. BARB & MAGGIE
    3:06 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rose, Thank you for the link on the moon names. We have printed it for future reference, and thank you Melanie, for bringing it up in the first place.

  57. B.Stover
    3:12 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Melanie walked!! Wonderful!

    Rose: That is an excellent site. We have robins and cawing crows this month so we have a Full Worm/Crow Moon. (Had to look up “earthworm casts.” I’ve seen those before but not yet this season. The robins must have good eyesight.)

  58. B.Stover
    3:21 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Here’s a link to an article about the search and rescue dogs that have gone to Japan.

    http://www.examiner.com/pets-in-los-angeles/los-angeles-six-canine-disaster-teams-arrive-japan

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Whitey!… The Iditarod site has 3 free videos out there called “Music Montage #1, #2 and #3” …snort!….Zow! I just watched #1 and it really gives you an idea how rough the race can be….grunt!….One musher was just hanging on to his sled for dear life! I sure hope this isn’t happening to AJ and his team….wheeze!

  60. B.Stover
    4:09 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I’m reading Sue Henry’s Murder on the Iditarod Trail. It’s interesting but a bit spooky.

  61. Mollie (a black poodle)
    4:22 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rio: Thanks for the info. I watched all 3. It looked like they were going very very fast and it looked very very scary, esp. the guy hanging on the sled. Looks dangerous to me. I could not get the video of John Baker winning. Congratulation to him! I’m glad he won. Go Whitey!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:27 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Stover!… I just read an excerpt from the book you are reading on Barney Noble. It sounds really good!…snort! … Maybe I can get her to order it for me…sniff!

  63. Melanie
    4:34 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Mollie (ABP) At was a live video and only on for the time Baker was coming in.

    That is a great book B. Stover. I like her work as long as she has dogs in it.

  64. Siber-H
    4:35 pm on March 15th, 2011

    You guys, That video you just watched was taken on what they call the Happy River Steps. It is the most dramatic place on the Iditarod and the cameras always go there for good footage. The rest of the trail is tough in places but nothing like that. Once in awhile a Musher does get injured on those Steps. In the past, Dee Dee broke her hand there, and this year Rick Swenson broke his collarbone, but he and his dogs are still in the race.

    Whitey and the gang are only around 7 miles from the coast now and are doing fine. They successfully did the Happy River Steps days ago.

  65. Siber-H
    4:40 pm on March 15th, 2011

    There is free video and of excellent quality to be watched on the Anchorage Daily News Website. It is adn.com
    If they don’t have any video up yet about John Baker winning, I am sure they will soon.
    I’m impressed with that newspaper.

  66. dawson
    4:42 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Siber H: Right before I had to leave for my meeting you put that audio link up so I could hear John Baker coming in to Nome. That was so cool. Did you hear him talking about one of the dogs being in heat? Put her in the front and all the rest would chase her. :-)) It was wonderful to hear the drums and listen to all the congratulations from his Northern fans. I had to leave before he got his awards though. Thank you Siber. H. for all the updates and fascinating information you have shared with us.
    Rio: Now I will check out those videos.

  67. Siber-H
    4:47 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Dawson, You are very welcome, but I didn’t put that link up. I don’t know how. Isn’t that right, Rio or Mollypop?

  68. B.Stover
    4:49 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rio: I’d be happy to send the Sue Henry book to you after I finish reading it.

  69. dawson
    5:21 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Siber H: (Hitting forehead with hand) Of course you didn’t Siber. You haven’t figured out the technology yet. Like me. Thanks to who so ever put that link up. But Siber H: you still deserve a thanks as well for everything else.
    Melanie: You are totally awesome. Congratulations on a non-lurching walk.
    Now I’ll check out Stover’s link to rescue dogs in Japan. It is a good thing that not all of us can put up links or I might miss my nap.

  70. dawson
    5:44 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rose: I just read the full moon names and meanings. No worms even thinking about coming up. It hasn’t been warm enough for the crust to form on the snow. So up here it’s either a Sap or Lenten moon.

  71. Siber-H
    5:54 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Whitey-Lance and the team are in Unalakleet on the coast of the Bering Sea. They will have good food and a long rest there.

  72. Melanie
    5:55 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Umm, I put up a link to a video of Baker coming in and then it stopped after awhile. He did talk about the leader being in heat. From the way this house is right now, he had the correct idea.

  73. Melanie
    5:56 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Hurray for Snowhook!

    B.Stover: I’m so glad those teams got the money to go to Japan. I hope their rescues are rescues.

  74. B.Stover
    6:04 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Dawson: It was Melanie who put that link up.

  75. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:13 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Just a quick note because Mom is on her way to church for the Lenten service where they’re going to play that “Amazing Grace” song. Somebody’s supposed to record it and post it on the church website. If it works we’ll post the link.

    Meanwhile, thanks to everyone for their good wishes for my boy. He met today with the other paralegals who work in the office, and he thinks it went well. If they like him they’ll refer him to the big boss for yet another interview. So keep those paws crossed!!!

    BBL!

  76. dawson
    6:15 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Melanie: I’m laughing thinking of your old farmhouse shaking with the antics of your women-in-heat dogs being chased around by your men studly dogs, (including the ones that have been fixed but don’t know it.)

  77. Macy the Min Pin
    6:23 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Mom is more bummed than Belle. She does not feel like looking for work and is afraid she will lose her ui payments. She has an appointment tomorrow with an employment counselor so at least she will get out of the house.

  78. Melanie
    6:24 pm on March 15th, 2011

    That’s good, Macy.
    More power to your mom for getting out of the house. That can be very hard to do.

  79. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I saw the problems John Baker had at the finish line because of the girl being in heat. It was a real dog pile-up but John quickly got them sorted out. It was not one of the more glamorous finishes under the burled arch in Nome.

  80. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:31 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Siber-H: Went to Anchorage Daily News and saw a great video of Baker’s win. He had his 2 lead dogs with roses around their necks. Dogs were named Velvet & Snickers. The dogs are both black. I thought all dogs would be colored like you but they are all different. I copied the url & will try to paste it here if anyone wants to see it.

    http://community.adn.com/adn/blog/116441

  81. Siber-H
    6:33 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Macy, that is good. Give your mom a little nip on the heel if she needs it to get her going…seeing an employment counselor is a good first step. The first steps are often the hardest.

  82. Siber-H
    6:39 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Thanks Mollie I haven’t been there yet today. I imagine the quality of the video that adn.com put up is better than the Iditarod’s live stream.
    Yep, Alaskan Huskies come in all different colors and ear styles. I am happy to say that Whitey-Lance looks more like me than most of them do.

  83. Jasper the Poodle
    6:41 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Anyone know if John Baker is related to that famous Mike Baker?

  84. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:46 pm on March 15th, 2011
  85. BearSpiritDog
    6:46 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Hi Melanie-Thanks! Happy to hear you are walking.

    B-That Iditarod Mystery sounds interesting. Will have to check it out. We love spooky around here.

  86. Siber-H
    7:03 pm on March 15th, 2011

    NO…Jasper…No
    no relation
    We love spooky here too. I don’t know how mom has gotten this far in life without reading that book, but after reading your reviews of it, we will read it.

  87. B.Stover
    7:28 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I didn’t mean spooky as in ghostly. She has some nice descriptions. Here’s one of the trail to Rainy Pass, apparently “the highest point on the trip to Nome. Gently undulating flats turn into rolling hills and, finally, become an awesome, majestic sweep of mountains overwhelming in their enormous silence.”

  88. Siber-H
    7:36 pm on March 15th, 2011

    We agree…that is very nice. We will read the book. The description of the Alaska Range is even better than running into a ghost on the trail.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Melanie!….Does this mean there might be Puppies this summer again???….snort!snort!… That would really be fun and exciting for us. A ton of worry and work for you guys, but it would still be awesome!…wheeze!… How would you know who the PawPaw is anyways?…heh!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Whitey!… I hope Whitey and Gang get a good rest and lots of food at the checkpoint…snort!…Every one has got to be so very tired by now….sniffle!…They will make it to the end though, I just know it!…Woooooo!

    Stover!…. Thanks for the offer, but she’s funny about books. She likes to keep every one she’s ever bought or been given since she was 13….grunt!….Barney Noble is offering free shipping again, so she said she might take advantage of it again…snort!

  91. Melanie
    8:17 pm on March 15th, 2011

    The boys have been (cough, cough, cough) so they can not be Paw Paws!

    They have a real great time trying though. . .

    No puppies this Spring. The way we have to go back and for the docs and PT prevents that. Hopefully, NEXT TIME!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rats!….No Puppies!….grump!…This summer just won’t be the same…{{sigh}}…But I can see how much work puppies can be and all of you need to get healthy and strong again for the next time…sniff!

  93. Staff
    8:28 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Wow it took us an hour to read all the posts today. There were some great links up. The one to the Japanese dogs was so heartbreaking. I hope they find their friends. I am glad they got rescued.

    Rio the music video’s of the Iditarod are wonderful. There was even one musher who lost hold of the sled on that hill. It was hard to see as it was dark. I wonder how long it took him/her to get back to it?

    Good luck to Kirby’s boy. If he gets his job we will be 2 for 2 and can start concentrating on Macy’s mom. I am glad she is going in to see the councilor soon. First steps are hard but important.

    I had two cookies today! Yum

  94. B.Stover
    8:44 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rio: I usually keep books also.

    Macy: Does a job counselor help determine the kind of job?

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Staff!… Hi Staffy! Nice to see you posting more often…snort!… I thought we had lost you to starvation there for a while…grunt!… Did you ever get AbbieTheKat down from her first house climbing experience?…snorkel!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:51 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Stover!….She has every Hercule Poirot book she ever bought when she was really young to this very day. Those were never loaned out to anybody….heh!

    Event!…I don’t see the newest episode of The Event out On Demand….grump!…This time delay thing is really messed up sometimes. Episodes never show up, like Episode 9 of The Biggest Losers, that has NEVER shown up On Demand…grump!…Thank goodness its chilly and windy or I would be out walking my legs off tonight…heh!

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Clemson!….Oh, I bet Kirby and all of his family are watching the NCAA play in game tonight to see if The Tigers get into the big tournament!….Woooo!….We will be watching it too Kirby (off and on, mostly on!)…snort! ….It is The Tigers, right? I hope I haven’t embarrassed myself using the wrong team name… wheeze!…I tried to remember because we are rooting for The Bears. Tigers and Bears…heh!

  98. Melanie
    9:09 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I’ve been workin’ on the co’puter
    All the live long day.
    I’ve been workin’ on the co’puter
    Not to past the time of away.
    Can’t you hear that bed a calling
    Go upstairs to sleep
    Can’t you hear that bed a calling
    “Patsy, want a treat?”

  99. B.Stover
    9:18 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rio: Are you sure you scrolled down enough? The Event 113 is on the third page all by itself.

  100. Tupper and Gilly
    9:31 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Ok, so we are a little late getting into the conversation but to go back to one point –
    Jasper – no, John Baker can’t be related to Mike Baker. For one thing, John Baker FINISHES WHAT HE STARTS!, and he can FIX THINGS THAT DON’T WORK – even under bitter cold, and exhausting conditions.

    AND John Baker is GOOD looking.

    So there, Mike …. ppppttttthhhhhhh (corgi raspberry)

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Baker!…. My friend thinks John Baker looks a lot like Kevin Spacey….snort!…She adores him just for that one attribute…heh!

    Event!….Thanks Stover!…snort!….We will take a closer look, but now we are interested in the Clemson game tonight!…heh!…Sports usually wins out over most shows, especially when you have Charles Barkley arguing about stuff he might not have a clue about…heh!…Fun stuff!…snorkel!

  102. Tupper and Gilly
    9:40 pm on March 15th, 2011

    And we agree that Melanie is totally awesome – in just so many ways!

  103. B.Stover
    9:48 pm on March 15th, 2011

    I think that page two of the blog has been fixed.

    Good night all.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Left-overs!…. Dawson, since you actually read the recipe that my friend sort-of made last night, I wanted to tell you what she did tonight with some of the leftovers…snort!… Amazingly, her mother had brought over a fried chicken breast and some potato salad today while she was at the busy place….gruff!…I begged and begged, but her mom would not give me even a bite of that good delicious stuff…sniff!…So tonight my friend removed all the fried skin and cut up the white meat into smallish bits and cooked it in olive oil along with Mrs. Dash and some onion powder till it was very hot and just getting crispy…gruff!….Then she drained the extra oil and added some of the cold creamy tomato sauce from last night in the same skillet as the chicken…wooof!… When this became good and bubbly she added some of the cold Fettuccine from last night as well. Tossing it very well and letting the noodles heat through…heh!…Then plated part of it in a bowl and enjoyed the hell out of it!…sneeze!… I got to lick the bowl and it was delish!…heh!…Now we have more leftovers for later!…yum!

    Clemson!…The game is going to start anytime now, I hope!…huffle!

  105. dawson
    10:09 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Wow!
    Rio: Your friend has come a long way, from cottage cheese and spring onions out of the carton to gourmet, in a very short time.
    I will still always think of her when I have the cottage cheese and spring onions.

  106. dawson
    10:09 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Wow!
    Rio: Your friend has come a long way, from cottage cheese and spring onions out of the carton to gourmet, in a very short time.
    I will still always think of her when I have the cottage cheese and spring onions.

  107. dawson
    10:10 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Dammit!
    Oh well, we are already on the dark side. And…I didn’t do it!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Tigers!….If anyone is interested, The Tigers are kicking butt and scoring left and right over UAB, whoever that is!…heh!…. I know Kirby must be very happy so far…snort!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Dawson!… I think she just found someone she can relate to in The Pioneer Woman. All those step by step photos really help a lot…heh!…She enjoys PW’s humor very much…snorkel!…Someone here says you should really try that tomato cream sauce….Delish!…Even at its most simplest….sniff!

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on March 15th, 2011

    MinPin!… I don’t know if you are still up tonight or not, its actually pretty early for us here in the Wild Wild West…heh!…Truly, I want you to tell your gal that we here really want her to get out and about and find that job she is meant to do….sniff!…It will be a start talking to the job counselor, and hopefully some good ideas will come out of that conversation….snort!… Your gal has loads of experience it sounds like. Skills she can use on all kinds of other jobs. Just make sure she doesn’t go for something beneath her abilities because that only spells boredom and that is never a good thing unless it will lead to something better…gruffle!… We just want to wish her all the best tomorrow for her session with the job counselor…snuff!… It’s very hard being out of work, that’s what someone here says anyways…snort!

  111. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:51 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Macy’s mom here,

    Thank you all for your encouragement. The job counselor, as I understand it, will give me an assessment to see what I like or am good at. Then he will provide one-on-one help in getting whatever help I need to get something I am interested in. Last time I was out of work I was so afraid of not finding work that I took something that was not really using my skills. This time I want to be a little more selective, as this will hopefully be my last job. Right now the biggest obstacle to getting out there is fear and anxiety that I will not be considered for anything because of being fired from my last job. I applied to American Eagle to be an executive secretary, which is the job that I had when I was laid off and I got an email saying that I was not considered competitive for the position. I think it was because I am not very familiar with Powerpoint, but for crying out loud, I did the job for 3 months. oh well. Thanks for the opportunity to spout off. Since I don’t go out, or have anyone to call, you guys are it for me.

    Nite nite

  112. Staff
    11:02 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Back from Sewing Workshop. I made a few quilt blocks tonight. Tomorrow we go back to North Dakota for a doctors appt on St. Patrick’s day. The weather looks good for a drive so you won’t see me most of the day. Not till we get the ‘puter set up anyway.

    Nighty night everyone. ‘cept Liz. Hi Liz

  113. Tupper and Gilly
    11:06 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Macy’s Mom -you are going to be just fine! A job councilor is a great start – be sure to talk to him/her with complete honesty about what you do and don’t want. And tell him/her exactly what happened at the last job.
    You are smart and funny, and MAcy and us and our Mama knjow you can do it and that you will find something that will work well for you. We’re in your court!

  114. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:12 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Macys Mom be bold, be strong. Show them vhat a smart voman you are. And ve alvays find it good to be just a little arrogant – keep your chin held high, look them in the eye and demand respect.

    And Hello Elizabeth on the other side of the vorld. Ve hope your artistic show vent very vell. Ve like your doggie paintings.

    And Rio – goodnight my chubby little sputnik.

  115. Staff
    11:31 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Rio=Sputik.

    heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh
    Thanks for my laughter for the evening, Nat!

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Sputnik!…Hey, I like being a Sputnik for some reason!…snorkel!…It sort of fits the way I feel lately. Sputniky as hell!…heh! …. Some one is staying up later than she said she would because of the NCAA game going on….gruff!….Everything points to the Clemson Tigers winning it and being in the Real Tournament with the rest of the really good college basketball teams, like our favorites, The Bears!!!!!…chorkel!

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on March 15th, 2011

    Liz!…Is her show going on now as I spit and type?…snuffle!….If so, I sure hope she is schmoozing, boozing and selling a lot of her artwork…gruffle!…We here would love to have something created by her, that’s for sure. All those rich people looking at her stuff should be buying it all up right now!…grunt!….Good luck Liz! We love you here, even if you don’t sell squat!…heh!

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:17 am on March 16th, 2011

    Goodnight!…I am off to slumber soundly in my warm soft bed….sniff!.. I hope all of you have the same comforting feeling at night while drifting off to sleep about baseball and bowls of food piled high, high, high!…heh!…See you all tomorrow and hoping it is a very good day for all of us…snuff!

    Aside!… My friend says Japan and all the folks who are suffering so much are in our prayers all day long, all the time. ..sniff!…We wish we could help more, but prayer is powerful and that is what we are doing…snuffle! …She says she wants to take as many as she can into MY home and take care of them…grunt!….How crazy is that?…grump!

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