(C+B)2

No moon. That always makes the stars brighter, at least in my opinion. Bernie and I are out on the patio, just gazing.

“There’s this new theory, big guy,” he says. “All about multiple universes. Ours would be just one of many. And I mean many. In this multiverse system there’d be so many that it’s a dead certainty that there’d be another universe identical to ours. See the implications?”

If implications were out there, I was missing them. The stars looked the same as always.

“The implication,” Bernie said, “is that in this other universe at this very moment, another Chet and Bernie are doing exactly what we are, gazing at the stars and having a conversation about us.”

Another Chet and Bernie? We’ve been working pretty hard lately, and when that happens Bernie doesn’t get enough sleep. I’ll have to keep an eye on him.

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  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:27 am on January 31st, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! If there were another Chet and Bernie, would they be having the same amazing adventures? Or would they be having adventures of their own? Because in that case, maybe they would have their own Spence who writes up Chet’s musings, and maybe there’s a whole ‘nother series we could read? If they could ship it here past the marauding goats? Theirs and ours? Hmmmm. Pondering.

  2. Wolfie
    8:37 am on January 31st, 2011

    Hey, that would mean twice as many PSQA books for to read. Awesome!

  3. Barb & Maggie
    8:37 am on January 31st, 2011

    Good morning, we may be the first today if we post fast enough.

    We have always believed in multiple universes, glad Bernie agrees. Chet doesn’t much care.

    Barb is heading to the suburbs this morning, probably buying a car. She wants to get this over with before the storm hits. All hell is going to break out in the Midwest tomorrow. Further south of us, huge ice storms, which are more destructive than the snow. We are on the north end of the storm, so we are looking at 9-12″ of snow and 50 mile per hour winds. Brrrr!
    South of here, across southern Il, Mo, and In. they will get ice first, and up to 24″ of snow. This is our first really bad one this winter, so we have been lucky.

    Hope things continue to go smoothly for Wolfie and family. Glad that Bee and Macy’s mom seemed better yesterday. And, Melanie, how was your first night back upstairs?

    They said on the news that Cairo, Egypt is a popular place for students to go for their jr. year abroad. Glad Rosie is NOT there!

    Have to sign off till later in the day. BBML

  4. Wolfie
    8:39 am on January 31st, 2011

    Uh oh, Kirby said the same thing I did, only better.

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:46 am on January 31st, 2011

    Hey, did anybody read Sunday’s Parade magazine? Mom doesn’t always get to read the Sunday paper before she goes to church, so she just got around to it. She started laughing and showed me why. On the back page are some cartoons — she was laughing at the middle one. It shows two Viking warriors heading into battle. One is holding a sword, and he says to the other, who is hoisting a plunger, “Plunder, you idiot! We’re here to plunder.”

  6. Wolfie
    9:06 am on January 31st, 2011

    *******PARTY UPDATE*******

    I have managed to rent ALL of the fancy suites for us. The bad news is that I had to promise the teams that Rio will be wonder- fluffed on national TV. For the halftime show. The good news is that Rio will be wonder-fluffed on national TV. Thanks, Rio, for taking one for the blog.

    Of course, the Pack and Siberia H will want to be out on the field, chasing the ball. Chet too!

    I have also hired the Goodyear blimp to fly various banners for us, all involving Orange Boxes. Suggestion are welcomed.

    We lucked out because all of the fancy suites come with their own catering services. All we need to bring is our favorite specialty items.

    I wonder if I have time to teach everyone how to blur? That would solve the transportation problems. We better not risk it though. Someone might accidently end up with another Chet in one of those alternate universes.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:09 am on January 31st, 2011

    Wolfie, What time is it in CA? It is 8:09 here, so is it 6:09 there? Why are you up so early?

  8. B.Stover
    9:22 am on January 31st, 2011

    There can’t be a universe “identical to ours.” That is physically impossible. “Implications” is equivalent to imagination. A parallel universe is science fiction which may be fun but it isn’t real. Yes, Chet, keep an eye on Bernie.

    Good morning all.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:23 am on January 31st, 2011

    Barb is walking out the door. Bye bye for now.

  10. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:28 am on January 31st, 2011

    Bee: You’re no fun!

    B&M: See ya later — good luck with the car!

  11. B.Stover
    9:34 am on January 31st, 2011

    Hope you get a good car Barb. We’re getting the storm on Wednesday–“heavy snow.” Does BBML mean be back much later?

    Wolfie, you’re funny. Rio being wunderfluffed on national tv…? I hope things are going well at home for you.

    Kirby: That’s a funny cartoon.

    Multiple universes…sure. Parallel/alternate universes…no way.

  12. B.Stover
    9:36 am on January 31st, 2011

    Kirby: I can be lots of fun. However, Bernie seems to be in a Star Trek episode. (The original series had a really interesting episode about a parallel universe and in that universe everything was opposite: evil not good.)

  13. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:41 am on January 31st, 2011

    Bee: My grandpa’s a professor, and he can be pretty fun sometimes — one of his favorite things to do is watch Roadrunner cartoons — so I guess it’s possible that you can be lots of fun!!!

  14. B.Stover
    10:20 am on January 31st, 2011

    Kirby: I used to love the Roadrunner cartoons. Here’s a link to the article in today’s NYTimes on the subject of other “earths.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/science/space/31planet.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 am on January 31st, 2011

    Grump!

  16. Wolfie
    10:22 am on January 31st, 2011

    Bee – would you like to run the giant scoreboard screen? T thought you might enjoy typing in Shakespeare quotes and English lessons.

  17. dawson
    10:23 am on January 31st, 2011

    Bernie: Get some rest.
    Oh please Rio: We want to be on the half-time show. B.Stover can have a wardrobe malfunction and show us her scar.

  18. Wolfie
    10:25 am on January 31st, 2011

    Grump?

    Oh.

    Rio, sorry about the half time show thing. I hope you don’t mind too much.

  19. dawson
    10:26 am on January 31st, 2011

    Oh…B. Stover already has a job. Well…Barb and Staff have scars don’t they? And they are both gone so we can volunteer them. That’s how it works, right?

  20. Wolfie
    10:29 am on January 31st, 2011

    Dawson – Melanie has scars too. This is gonna be one heck of a halftime show!

  21. dawson
    10:29 am on January 31st, 2011

    Bright Idea Light Bulb Above Head!
    Rio: You could have YSAS do the Wonderfluffing and he would be “DISCOVERED”!!!

  22. dawson
    10:31 am on January 31st, 2011

    A veritable chorus line of wardrobe malfunctions! Tyb has scars, too. Anyone else?

  23. dawson
    10:32 am on January 31st, 2011

    Gee.
    I wish I had a talent.

  24. Wolfie
    10:32 am on January 31st, 2011

    Dawson – you’re a genius!!!!

    Plus we can advertise the Quacky book!

  25. Wolfie
    10:35 am on January 31st, 2011

    Dawson – don’t worry. You’re going to have your hands full with the beaver tails!

  26. dawson
    10:42 am on January 31st, 2011

    Lord! I wish I’d never mentioned beaver tails.

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:46 am on January 31st, 2011

    Dawson! ….Gross!

  28. dawson
    10:55 am on January 31st, 2011

    I googled Shakespeare + beaver tails and ended up with this:
    A Canadian is walking down the street with a case of beer under his arm.
    His friend comes up and says “Whatcha doing with that case of beer?”
    “Well, I got it for my wife, you see.”
    “Wow! Great trade.”

  29. Basil and Sage
    11:09 am on January 31st, 2011

    We are all for the opposite alternate universe! That means Melanie, Bee and Macy’s mom would all be 100% healthy. It would mean that CHarris would be giving us heat wave reports.
    And best of all it would mean Rio, the Sweet Natured, Soft Spoken Fluffy Pug!
    Wooooo!!! heh, heh (since we are in the alternate universe too)

  30. dawson
    11:11 am on January 31st, 2011

    Some uses for beaver tails:
    cut two small holes for eyes and use as a lone ranger mask;
    glue it on a stick and you can use as a fan;
    a fly swatter;
    a child pattler;
    slap it on a desk instead of a gavel;
    gross wimpy people out with it;
    a bookmark for large sized books;
    leave it stored until you die and let your children deal with it;
    frame it;
    sew it on a bag for decoration;
    send it to Mike Baker.

  31. C. Harris
    11:15 am on January 31st, 2011

    B&S: heat wave report: +10 today. I’m home sick with a bad sore throat–second sick day this school year.

  32. Basil and Sage
    11:16 am on January 31st, 2011

    We think there is a better part of the beaver located very near the tail that would be better to send to MB.
    And we thought of another use for the tail – put it on a spindle on a hat, and it could be a Beaver Beanie with Propeller!

  33. dawson
    11:22 am on January 31st, 2011

    Basil and Sage: That’s the best idea yet!

    C.Harris: Sorry you are under the weather…especially when the weather is so warm. Is that a real weather report?! I’m -22 (F).

  34. Wolfie
    11:36 am on January 31st, 2011

    You guys are making me laugh!

  35. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:38 am on January 31st, 2011

    OK, y’all, I’ve got to boogie! Mom’s off to work, so I’ll try to get back on tonight. Have a good day, everyone!!!

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    11:41 am on January 31st, 2011

    Wolfie- GOOD!! You deserve to laugh.
    And thanks for getting the suites at the Supper Bowl. We are contacting our cousins in England to see if they want to come. They are a little stuck up (after all, they DO live in a palace), but they are very interested in what we call “football”. And they said that they will pay money to see a pug get wonderfluffed.
    Hey – THERE’s an idea for fund raising for the next mission!
    Mama’s gotta go work for the Crazy Lady now.
    bbfn

  37. dawson
    12:39 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Whoo…woooo!
    Check out Otis on Friends of Chet for a Pug that has a few pounds on Rio.

  38. B.Stover
    12:47 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Wolfie: Sure I’ll run the scoreboard but someone will have to explain how.

    I wish Dawson had never mentioned beaver tails also…and B.Stover will not have any wardrobe malfunctions.

    Rio getting wunderfluffed by YSAS is a great idea and so is advertising the Quacky book.

  39. B.Stover
    12:52 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I think Basil and Sage’s idea about where to send the other part of the beaver close to the tail is superb!

  40. Tyb
    1:15 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Kirby,
    We had a good chuckle when we saw the plunger cartoon yesterday. As a matter of fact, my dad tore it out and was going to scan it and post it for everybody on the blog, but he was concerned about copyright infringement. Thanks for sharing it with words.
    You did a good job.

  41. Melanie
    1:16 pm on January 31st, 2011

    You guys are funny!

    So all the noises I heard were not an animal. It was the roof leaking water into the west wing’s light fixture and ceiling!!!

    Glad I’m moving upstairs today. Anyhoo, BBL, going to go “nest” in my room.

  42. Wolfie
    1:44 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Excellent point, Bee. Mollypop’s mom is really good at techy stuff. I’m sure she already knows. Besides, how hard could it be?

  43. Mollypop
    1:52 pm on January 31st, 2011

    We don’t need my Mom, she cramps my style. I can do the scoreboard with B.

  44. B.Stover
    2:06 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I’d love to do the scoreboard with Mollypop!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:19 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Scoreboard!…Can the two of you make sure the Green Bay Packers win the game?…grunt!

  46. Melanie
    2:22 pm on January 31st, 2011

    We are going to have a heck of a party. I see I’ve been volunteered to show my knee scars. Perhaps I’ll do some movie makeup and make it look like it’s bleeding.

    I am now in my workroom. I love my workroom. So what if the paint looks like you are inside a cantalope. It’s beautiful and I’ve missed it. I’ve got my big desk and my computer and my bedroom beyond (small, but that’s good up here in the cold NE) Patsy is loving the Queen size bed . She really didn’t like the twin.

    She would like to have many bon-bons tonight.

  47. B.Stover
    2:22 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Icicled evergreen.

  48. Mollie (a black poodle)
    2:23 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Kirby & TYB: That makes 3 of us re the cartoon. I couldn’t think of a good way to describe it. Thanks Kirby.

    Downton Abby had some surprises in it. I’m glad there will be more in March. I really love the story & the actors.

    T&G: This is for you. It was in the paper re Jerry Brown, our new Governor…”It’s Sutter’s world – where a small dog leads the pack
    Another big change at the Capitol can be seen within the “horseshoe,” the nickname for the governor’s U-shaped area of offices: The top dog is now a dog.
    Sutter, a Pembroke Welsh corgi belonging to Brown’s sister, literally has the run of the place. The short, stubby pup bounds around the office all day, begging for scraps of food and scratches from indulgent staffers, who are also happy to open doors for him. Brown and his wife, Ann Gust Brown, have been hosting the canine while they decide whether to keep him. We’re guessing he’s won some hearts and minds already.”

    We do not see any Corgis around here. We did not see any Pugs either until just lately I have seen a puppy Pug at Starbucks and was he ever cute…

  49. B.Stover
    2:25 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Yes! Melanie is back in her workroom.

    Rio: How do we know which team is the Green Bay Packers?? Snicker.

  50. Melanie
    2:31 pm on January 31st, 2011

    YSAS was once in a play called “String Fever”. It had the String Theory in it, which proposes there are 11 dimensions to the “Everything”.

    He called and said can you tell me what the String Theory is? I did research, came up with a “Everyman” synopsis, discussed it with him and then promptly forgot the whole thing.

    Not sure it had different universes though.

  51. Melanie
    2:33 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Lovely picture B. Stover!

  52. dawson
    2:38 pm on January 31st, 2011

    B.Stover: Looks like your evergreen had a waterfall in it.

    Melanie: I’m glad you are back in your cantaloupe-colored room. I really like my creamsicle-colored (I toned down the cantaloupe a little) wall. Now I’m trying to decide if I want the bedroom that color.

  53. Melanie
    2:52 pm on January 31st, 2011

    One beautiful Spring evening, my guys and I were sitting outside watching the river and discussing life. We hit on the topic of multi-universes.

    One “theory” is that a decision reached creates another universe. So if I had decided to not marry their father, they would not be in that “tree” of multiple universes. But since I did, all of us were in this “tree” of multiple universes. The “tree” would be the first decision would be the trunk of the tree and then as each choice was made smaller and smaller branches appearing.

    Well, that got us thinking about power points in the world. I am a dowser, (Bet you didn’t know that!) and using rods can find things in the earth. Water pipes, our drain field, stuff like that. Well, once I tried doing power points in the earth. I found the rods following lines that connected to one another. Pretty cool. Didn’t do anything about it, because, you know, got other things to do in life.

    But that evening we decided that if something was really old that it would have more power in it than something newer. Like a 200 year old tree would have lots of power because it would be in a lot of different universes. In fact, we have a “Pound” near us up in the woods. A Pound is where two or three towns lines meet and the townsmen put up a stone wall to put lost cattle or other stock so people could find them. This pound is amazing. It’s huge and has a lot of over 200 year old trees in it. So we decided that it had a lot of power.

    What did we do? I had another Virgin Mary and my guys had another beer and we talked of other things. . .

  54. Siber-H
    3:51 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I’m waiting on the storm and the Arctic air.

    I wonder what kind of car Barb has decided on.

    Wolfie, those are great plans for the party.

    Chet, keep an eye on Bernie.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:16 pm on January 31st, 2011

    SiberH!…You can have this weather! Have it all!…grunt!… My friend emailed me this morning after she finally got to the not-at-all-busy place and she was very scared because the roads were sheer ice from sleety icy stuff that was falling….grump!…Oh, then there was the fog to contend with!…sniff!… My friend says she will probably die tonight trying to get home….grumble! ….So today I have been totally pissed off thinking about not getting my supper on time or at all for that matter. Plus, I’m sure she will be in a sour mood if she does happen to make it home after all…grump!..It’s a lose-lose situation….sniffle!

  56. Melanie
    4:19 pm on January 31st, 2011

    We put off an appointment for Dan tomorrow afternoon. I have acupuncture in the morning, but that should be okay.

    Not sure about Wednesday’s PT at this point. The storm from the west (tomorrow) should lose some of it’s power by the time it gets here. They are calling for around a foot.
    It’s Wednesday’s storm from the south that looks to be a big problem here. First snow, then ice.

  57. Siber-H
    4:35 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rio, I wish your friend could leave early from work before the rush hour traffic.

  58. dawson
    5:00 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Yowser Bowser Dowser and all Plunderers!
    Please be careful in that icy stormy weather you are having.

  59. B.Stover
    5:05 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rio: I hope your friend gets home safely.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:14 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rush!….My friend doesn’t Rush when there is black ice everywhere…snort!…The Rushers are the ones that are off the road sooner than you can say “Aaaaaargh!” Which suits the practical drivers, like my friend, just fine….snorkel! ….There is that fine line where one can be too practical and actually go so slow that they become part of the driving on ice nightmare….grunt! …She is not one of those kind thank goodness….sneeze!

  61. Mollypop
    5:31 pm on January 31st, 2011

    It looks like this storm will finally come to ski country. I think it might be at MagPie’s house already. I hope they’re back from getting their new car.

    Be safe, everyone.

  62. Sam
    5:43 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Our local news is telling that many people are ‘suffering’ because of that kingpin drug doctor being arrested. What a business this guy must have had. The TV is giving a phone number for people to call who need help.

  63. Melanie
    5:58 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Dawson: Snicker

    Sam: So the “suffering” is from withdrawal? Jeez. That doc is totally nasty.

  64. Siber-H
    6:31 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I hope that doctor ends up wearing an orange jumpsuit while breakling rocks in the hot sun.

  65. Melanie
    7:05 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Riö: Make sure you tell your friend, rush but don’t rush. I think that’s what you meant.

  66. LizF
    7:20 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Years ago there was a Star Trek episode, a Next Gen one, about Quantum Realities. I can’t remember how it started but Deanna was suddenly married to the Klingon guy and all sorts of things were suddenly shifting.

    Good luck with the icy drive home, Friend-o-Rio. We’re hitting 100 degrees today and for most of the week, and there’s a huge cyclone heading for the Queensland coast. That snowy evergreen looks good!!

  67. Melanie
    7:44 pm on January 31st, 2011

    LizF: I heard about that cyclone on the news. Just what the Queensland needs. More rain.

    As much as I would like to stay up and banter, I did too much today and I’m going to bed. Patsy will just have to move over.

    TTFN

  68. LizF
    7:50 pm on January 31st, 2011

    G’night!

  69. B.Stover
    7:55 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Good night Melanie.

    Hi Liz.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Home!…She is home at last!….gruff!… She actually got home an hour ago, but our computer is acting wonky tonight…sigh!… She said it was awful and she will never drive again in her life…sniff!… The good news is she brought her work computer home with her. She said her boss finally came round and let everyone go about 10 minutes before they were meant to leave anyways…grump!…Boss said to take their computers home so they can work from home tomorrow….Woooo!….We are going to have so much fun reading and watching tv and what’s this, doing laundry because some of her warmest sweaters need it…snort!… She was so stressed out when she finally came up the stairs tonight…snuffle!…Poor thing, her lower back is a wreck from the stress of driving on ice. I’d walk on it for her, but she has never thought this to be a good idea….sniff!

    Freeze!…Deep freeze down to –30 tonight! Sounds like the state is shutting down, or at least the schools are. This doesn’t happen very often….grunt!… I feel bad for all the other states east of us who are really going to get the storm as it becomes a huge monster….yeep!…I hope all you guys are ready for it, it’s an icy bugger…..snort!

  71. LizF
    8:20 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Hi B! And everyone else of course.

    Working from home – coooooool.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    8:27 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Barb is back home. She bought a 2010 Ford Escape with 24,000 miles on it. Dealer had a bunch that they bought from Ford. It is cute and she loves it, but got part way home and the car started vibrating (not shaking) as she went from 50 to 60 mph. When she test drove it, she didn’t go that fast. It is under warranty, so she called the dealer before she even got home. They don’t seem to think it is serious, but she will go back on Sat. and have them look at it. There is another one there for $1,000 more, so she may trade it for that one. She loved the Sabarus, but there are no close by dealers, so she decided to go with a Chevy or Ford, and then pick a small 4 wheel drive vehicle.

    She is sticking close to home till the storm passes. Tomorrow will be a doozy. Supposed to be the worst storm sine 1967! Yikes!

  73. B.Stover
    8:34 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rio: I’m glad your friend is home safe and will not have to drive in tomorrow. Did you say it will go down to minus 30? Remember Lie To Me is one tonight.

    Barb: The car sounds good. Glad you don’t have to go out tomorrow also.

  74. Mollypop
    8:38 pm on January 31st, 2011

    MagPie! Batten down the hatches! This storm should be a doozy. We’re hoping it’s not as bad by the time it gets here, but who knows?

  75. Barb & Maggie
    8:43 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Mollypop, While Barb was out today, she said there were plow and salt trucks all over the place, plus people hauling bulldozers around to get ready to move large amount of snow! Pleople are getting ready for it as best they can. Barb’s sister is in St. Louis, MO, which is the area that is supposed to get the most ice. Probably will be a lot of power outages down there.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on January 31st, 2011

    De-Stressing!…. She decided we needed to watch the 2nd episode of An Idiot Abroad tonight before Lie To Me comes on….snort!… She thinks watching poor Carl go through way more misery than she did today will help somehow…gruffle!… I just think he is funny…heh!…Oh boy, now she has burnt her sausages…grumble!

  77. LizF
    8:52 pm on January 31st, 2011

    You guys sure are having bad weather.

    BTW, I would like to send a smile to Mike B, not a beaver’s bottom.

  78. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:57 pm on January 31st, 2011

    We here in “sunny” Texas are even in store for some “near blizzard” conditions. Crazy darn weather; Sunday is supposed to be 60 and sunny. The Super Bowl committee must have some powerful connections.

  79. C. Harris
    9:03 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I am so sorry to hear of everyone’s approaching storm. I checked the forecast up here for the week and we are to be above zero. Usually that means you guys are getting our winter weather.

    This warming trend in mid-winter that has occurred for a few years is causing havoc up here in the arctic. You can imagine what will happen if our permafrost starts melting. A few villages have had to move inland, in southern Alaska millions of acres of spruce trees are infested with a beetle and are dying, the few paved highways we have are in danger of breaking up.

    M

  80. C. Harris
    9:06 pm on January 31st, 2011

    WOW the message sent itself… my advice is to stay home and stay warm. Snuggle up with your critters and some hot chocolate. Employers shouldn’t make people work under these conditions. A lot of people are going to be hurting. [I just got a delivery of oil at $3.50 per gallon and got 300 gallons. You do the math.]

    Liz, it is hard to image 100 degrees. That’s bad too. Take care everyone

  81. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:06 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Hey, y’all — I’m back! Lucky for us, the worst thing we have in the forecast is rain. I feel bad for all of you who are having or are anticipating ice storms — those things are awful!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on January 31st, 2011

    …Still, it is a big relief knowing she will not be on the frozen highway of death tomorrow morning…snuffle!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Opps!…Part of the post got lost in translation!…grunt!…Here is the whole thing…sniff!

    Liz!…Working from home in the winter is like paid time-off with a fast computer to play with for my friend…heh!…Still, it is a big relief knowing she will not be on the frozen highway of death tomorrow morning…snuffle!

  84. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:14 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rio: So glad your friend doesn’t have to go to work tomorrow. Wouldn’t it be nice to work at home all the time? Too bad we can’t all write like PA/SQ!

  85. LizF
    9:16 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Yes, frozen highway of death is good to avoid.

    Charris, what’s happening to the arctic region is too terrible to think about. Particularly bad about the spruce trees – they are our lungs!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on January 31st, 2011

    OMG!… We didn’t think we could be shocked to the extent that we both are right now by this show (idiot abroad: India)….gah!…. But we are in total disbelief and now she doesn’t feel at all like eating sausages….sniff! … I sure wish Wookie had the time to watch this extraordinary documentary….wheeze!…His commentary would be priceless to say the least….gasp!

    Ugh!…Even the very imaginative Charming Mr. Abrahams has not thought of this… activity…gurgle!

  87. B.Stover
    9:22 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Are you feeling any better CHarris?

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    9:30 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Mama’s home! And she’s home for the rest of the week, due to the upcoming storm.
    The Crazy Lady called her at work today cuz she had been watching the weather channel and they said we would get a really bad storm and there would be lots of power outages. So people should have generators, candles, flashlights, bottled water etc. Crazy Lady wanted to know where to go to buy said items, since she has only lived here for 3 YEARS,and doesn’t know her way around yet. And she didn’t have any of those things because we hadn’t had any bad storms for the past three years. But then Mama remembered that the Crazy Lady moved here from the tippy top of New Hampshire…so…how come she doesn’t know how to prepare for a bad snowstorm???? Cuz she’s a Crazy Lady…

  89. Siber-H
    9:38 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I’m glad your friend won’t be driving to work tomorrow, Rio. I hope everyone that could be in danger from these storms is able to stay inside and be safe and warm.

    We don’t have ice storms here. The roads and highways could get icy and slick, but no real ice storms that bring down trees and knock the power out for days.

    I checked Chet and Bernie’s weather…they will be missing all of this except for a couple of days of cooler temperatures.

    Rio may have exaggerated a bit (like about 25 degrees) when he said it would be 30 below tonight.

  90. Tupper and Gilly
    9:51 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Siber – will you be getting enough snow to delight your little huskie heart?

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on January 31st, 2011

    SiberH!…That is what our wonderful weathermen are saying about the wind chill –10 to –30…grunt!…We like to err on the dark side. Plus, you are not here so there.…sniff!…Somehow I will have to go out in that cold temperature soon and tomorrow….grump!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on January 31st, 2011

    LIE!… Lie to Me is going to start in a few…snort!…It’s already the season’s final episode…grump!…What’s up with that? …grunt!

  93. B.Stover
    10:00 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Lie To Me was good.

    Good night all.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Stover!…Did you see the photo of the girl Pug Isabella on Lightman’s desk tonight?….snort!…Drat! She has gone to be already…snorkle!

  95. Siber-H
    10:16 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rio, You are under a wind chill warning. It will be BAD so dash outside just as quick as you can.
    Macy and I are under a winter storm warning. I will believe it when I see it here. My folks have told me not to get my hopes up.
    I have been looking at everyone’s weather on the internet.
    T&G I am keeping my paws crossed for snow. I keep looking outside and not one flake is falling. I don’t even smell it yet.

    C.Harris, I did the math and then I passed out.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Charris!…Is it really worth it to live like an Eskimo?….grunt!… We here are miserable in this deep freeze. The ice and the wind and the fog and the ice then the wind…plus the fog…grump!… It all makes us wonder why?? …sniff! …Why?

  97. Barb & Maggie
    10:31 pm on January 31st, 2011

    We are approaching the #100 posting, so we will say good night. Will be back tomorrow morning, as long as we still have power. Stay warm everyone!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Afraid!….I’m afraid if I go to sleep I will deep freeze in my bed….snort!… This is awful. She won’t let me under the covers on the big bed anymore. Not since I jumped off and hurt my shoulder…grump!… I’ve begged and begged and she says, “No! Go to your own bed!”…sob!…I will freeze to death tonight I bet…snuff!…It’s so cold even though she turned up the heat. I won’t let her put a sweater on me though, no way…grump!…That’s for sissy’s, so I will have to freeze to death tonight….wheeze!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Warnings!…. All the weather warnings have moved us into action…snort!…We are gearing up to go downstairs and replace the furnace filter, and make sure the little storage room under the bathroom has its door closed against the garage coldness…gruff!…Action that’s what I like late at night…yawn! shiver! brrrr!

  100. Siber-H
    11:12 pm on January 31st, 2011

    A sweater is not for sissy’s, Rio. They are for dogs that have shorter hair. Or, may I suggest a blanket. Mom has put blankets over her dogs in the past. (not huskies)
    Mom agrees with your friend that you should not jump off the bed anymore.

    good night all…stay safe and warm. We are going outside now for “last call”. Who knows, maybe I will see a snowflake.

  101. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:25 pm on January 31st, 2011

    I see the dark side in my future! So I’m going to say good night.

    Good night, y’all! Sweet dreams to all, plus warmth to those who are cold and chills to those who are too warm — or just think they are!

  102. AbbietheKitty
    11:36 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Gosh Staff had a tummy ache all day today so she has been napping and grumping around. It is almost as bad as Rio.
    Then she put down the extra food and ALICE snuck in and ate it before I could get there. I ALWAYS get the extra food. Hurumph!
    She is going to bed now and I can tell she is going to dump me off the computer right away.

    But I wanted to tell you we are working on plans to get everyone to the SB party that include dog-sleds and Lear Jets. Depending on the weather. So everyone who needs a ride let me know and I will figure out the plane and dog-sled itinerary.
    Whoo Hooo!
    Mr Husky, be prepared to deploy at a moments notice. You and the newfs will be on call….

  103. Tupper and Gilly
    11:36 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Rio – we can’t get on the big bed either – same reason, short legs, long way down. But we love our beds! Mama cut a big, thick foam mattress topper in pads for our baskets, and then we have our blankies. And we ain’t no sissy Corgis. We’re tuff, but its COLD tonight. So wear your sweater or get a blankie and go to bed. Talk to you all tomorrow – as long as we have electricity….

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:53 pm on January 31st, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…No one has officially said they will pick me up and take me to Texas for the party….snuff!…I have been given permission to leave for the party, but I definitely would be just as happy to stay here at home for the big game….gruffle!…So no one need bother about me. I am sure you will all live without the Cottage Cheese and Green Onion mixture that someone here is ready to make on a moments notice….hmmmm!

  105. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:54 pm on January 31st, 2011

    Ok, listen up, pups! sissies, gah, obviously B has left, lucky for youse.

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:34 am on February 1st, 2011

    Night-All! There has been no takers for my safe transportation to Texas so this fact amongst many others means I will be staying home safe and sound with my friend for this years Supper Bowl!…heh!…Good enough for me, let me tell you all!…gruffle!….Forget it, she needs me more than you weirdoes and your Wonderfuff on National TV does…grump!…Don’t even try to put me there. I am staying here with my friend and we will have a great time….sniff!….At first I thought maybe it was a good idea until Wolfie and Dawson destroyed it with all their weird visions of scars and beaver tails and televised wonderfluff crappola. A grim vision indeed!…snort!…It is a vision that only non-sports fans could come up with, so Count Me Out…grump!

  107. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:58 am on February 1st, 2011

    grump indeed!

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