Chetspeak (4): A Yiddish Moment

“Hold it,” Bernie said, raising his hand in the stop sign as we were about to step inside, “have you dusted for prints yet?” We’d worked together a lot, me and Bernie, so I shouldn’t have been surprised. He had a nose, even kind of big for a human, but what did it do?

“Yup,” said Rick. “Bupkis.”

Bupkis? I remembered no perps of that name.

“Where’d you learn a word like that?” Bernie said.

“Counterman at the Brooklyn Deli,” said Rick.

Bernie laughed. Whatever the joke was, I’d missed it, but I knew the Brooklyn Deli, a downtown joint I didn’t get to nearly enough.

– from To Fetch a Thief.

Dark matter and dark energy? Melanie’s all over it:

http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy/

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108 Responses to “Chetspeak (4): A Yiddish Moment”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:04 am on April 7th, 2013

    Wowser! A twofer, Chetspeak and Yiddish! And a bonus for Melanie…dark stuff that nobody understands! Back to the original Star Trek series for enlightenment?
    Gooooood morning, everyone!

  2. O'Howlers
    9:12 am on April 7th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day, Everyone! We here wish we had one of those Brooklyn Delis. Sounds delish.
    Melanie, thanks for that link. It is so educational….ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

  3. B. Stover
    9:35 am on April 7th, 2013

    Here’s a link to the definition of “bupkis.” Thanks for the link on dark matter Melanie. I’ll check it out.

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bupkis

    Good morning all.

  4. B. Stover
    9:39 am on April 7th, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom was correct. We’re on daylight savings time on the blog.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:46 am on April 7th, 2013

    B: thanks for the wikipedia…Great shivering bupkis balls!

  6. Rose
    10:13 am on April 7th, 2013

    Greetings!

    Happy Egg Day!
    O’Howlers: I am glad to hear your mom’s paw is on the mend.

    Sammie: I hope you are taking nice long slenderizing walks.

    Siber-H? Rio and I are worrit. You are missing your team’s winning ways. I just miss you.

    RIO! Your Rockies rule! I am looking forward to working on many fund-raising Snowhook projects with you. I am at your service.

    Rebecca: It is true. Grizzly and I had never held a puppy. The meaning of life is now known to us.

    T&G: How are Callie and your mum?

  7. Siber-H
    11:15 am on April 7th, 2013

    I’m here. Mom was kinda sick yesterday and didn’t get the computer turned on for me. She is fine today. Thank you all for missing me. I missed you. Mom slept through the baseball game, but I watched it. It wasn’t nearly as much fun to watch alone…without Rio.
    I’m getting very nervous because the Rockies keep winning.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    11:25 am on April 7th, 2013

    Siber: You had about half an hour until we sent out search parties to find you! Glad all is ok with your mom today.

  9. dawson
    11:27 am on April 7th, 2013

    Excellent post today. I did not know that “bupkis” was Yiddish. Those dam goats are everywhere.
    A good deli is non-existent in these parts. It’s one of the perks of visiting Minneapolis.
    I am partially packed and will be ready to leave early tomorrow. Will stay in Fort St. John tomorrow night, then on to Vancouver and a few days in Bellingham and into Mpls late Friday.

  10. Siber-H
    11:27 am on April 7th, 2013

    What is the latest news on the dog coats? Have some been found that we can buy?

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    11:40 am on April 7th, 2013

    Morning all. Guess what? We had (unintentional) Egg Day. Seems Mama was feeling pretty feisty about her slowly healing bum flipper. She was making breakfast for Daddy and had just gotten his over- easy eggs perfect. She spun around to serve them and the “no-stick” pan proved itself. One egg arced gracefully through the air and landed on the floor at Daddy’s feet. Our rule here is that any food that lands on the floor is legally ours.
    We did obey the command “wait”, until it was cool enough. Then came that magnificent release word” ok”. And in baseball terms, that egg was “outta theah”.

  12. B. Stover
    11:57 am on April 7th, 2013

    I’m laughing at T&G…but I’m glad you got eggs.

    Good…SiberH is back.

  13. dawson
    12:00 pm on April 7th, 2013

    T&G: Bonus!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    12:04 pm on April 7th, 2013

    We looked at Bee’s link and actually LOL at the definition “shivering s**t balls”. Too funny!

    Also got a big chuckle from picturing T & G’s flying egg!

    Glad you mom is better Siber.

    Got up early this morning and met Josh over at Menards (big box home improvement store). He came in his pickup and brought all the lumber back for our raised garden beds. He said he had no idea that we were getting that much wood! Now it is in our garage. First step done.

  15. B. Stover
    12:14 pm on April 7th, 2013

    The article on Dark Energy is fascinating…not that I understand it. For some reason I started thinking of Nietzsche’s theory of “Eternal Return”–infinite time, infinite space, finite matter. Pondering….

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:37 pm on April 7th, 2013

    HAD IT!…grunt!… Uh-oh. Someone has had it UP TO HERE with someone else’s bitching and complaining every weekend when the groceries are brought in…sniff!…My friend does the shopping but never seems to get it right, according to her mother…wheeze!…Next weekend there will be no grocery shopping at all….heh!

  17. O'Howlers
    12:41 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Good on you, Tupper and Gilly! Now you know the secret to success. A well-placed paw in your mama’s path as she is ready to serve the eggs…heh heh!

  18. T.C.
    12:43 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Herbs, Where were youse guys during the Great Flying Egg Adventure? I am hoping that “wait” command gave youse time for licks.

  19. Melanie
    12:44 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Are we not wide awake this morning?

    Shivering **** balls. Other languages have more fun in their descriptions than English.

    Need to look up B.Stover’s pondering.

    This morning Grace and I went to the Gluten Free Baker (Over the hills and through the woods) and picked up my birthday cake. We were early, and I decided to let Grace out at the very LARGE lake near the bakers. Got her out, we walked to the beach, she looked at her feet, she looked at the lake (still ice on it in sections), and then headed for the car. snicker

    Dog Speed to Dawson.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Eggs!….A paw in the path is worth two eggs on the floor….heh!heh!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    12:45 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rio, There has to be something your friend can do to compromise with Mama Grump. Why don’t they take turns grocery shopping? If she doesn’t drive, drag her to the store and let her make the decisions. Tell her they will take alternate weeks for meal planning and prep. She pushes your friend’s buttons way too often.

  22. Melanie
    12:45 pm on April 7th, 2013

    T & G, Zoë and I had a great laugh!

    This is for B. Stover . .

  23. c.hobbit
    12:46 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Siber-H: welcome back! We still have a couple of Plunderers checking for coats. Right now Rose, Rebecca and I are on the quest for 3-4 more of coat #2 in grey/black and then we will have a full set. With a full set Rebecca will sew the Chet patch on them and the dogs will wear these “team jackets” at the ceremonial start in Anchorage next year. If we meet this goal, I will pledge money to have “Snowhook Kennel” professionally embroidered on them. They will look so snazzy!

    Rio: no groceries means no treaties. Just saying…

  24. O'Howlers
    12:53 pm on April 7th, 2013

    We would very much like to donate toward the team jackets. Mom tried to find one, but as many of you know, shopping is not her strong suit. We dearly love the idea of a properly outfitted team. We also think we need extra coats, because of certain team members who like to chew.
    How many of #1 and how many of #2 coats were located and purchased?

  25. O'Howlers
    12:54 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Melanie, we are laughing at the “Pin the apostrophe on the its” game!

  26. c.hobbit
    1:11 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Coat count: Counting on my fingers and toes, minding my ps and qs, dotting my is, crossing my ts:

    Including the coats I’ve already sent and those being sent:
    The Coat #1: 8 grey/black sizes XXL-XXXL
    4 red/black sizes XXL-XXXL
    2 grey/black sizes L-XL (2 more ready to send but too small)

    The Coat #2: 13 grey/black sizes XXL-XXXL
    2 red/black sizes XXL-XXXL (+possible blue/black ones)

    IT IS THE LAST FEW MILES ON THE TRAIL THAT ARE THE HARDEST!

  27. Siber-H
    1:12 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Thank you, C.Harris. I want to donate when the time comes so please let us know. The coats will look so cool with the patch on them.

  28. O'Howlers
    1:35 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Thanks, Hobbit.

  29. B. Stover
    1:44 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Melanie: LOL! The cartoon may show why people often get the apostrophe wrong. The caption uses it correctly. (I always stay away from English teachers’ parties.)

  30. dawson
    2:00 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Melanie: Funny!

    Wow! Youse guys are getting the team outfitted in style. CHarris, they are going to look so professional with the Snowhook Logo and the Chet patch!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    2:05 pm on April 7th, 2013

    We will contribte too. Still going to go to the two stores nearby to check them out.

    Melanie, that cartoon is hysterical!

  32. Siber-H
    2:16 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Since the topic of apostrophes has been brought up, I have an announcement to make: When mentioning baseball teams this year, as in the Rockies game, I am not going to use any apostrophes. I did understand Stover’s explanation, but it is too much trouble to figure out what is correct and what is incorrect. I am a lazy dog.

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    2:24 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Oh dear – we seem to have created a monster. We have a rule for Sunday morning breakfast – if the tv is on, no gloom and doom news or sports are allowed. This morning, AS A JOKE, Mama put on a Frankie and Annette beach movie. Daddy had never even heard of them (he was in the military during their heyday), and he just thought it was a fun, stupid, silly movie. What we didn’t realize is that the movie was part of a Frankie and Annette bikini movie marathon. He is still watching them. This one is “Haunted Bikini” with Boris Karloff.
    oh dear.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    2:27 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Mom has LOL(ed) at the card, apostrophe discussion and Siber’s lazy dog comment. She said that back in the pleistocene when she started teaching, her aunt refused to write her anymore because she knew her letters would come back with red corrections. Mom has never corrected us in red!

  35. Tenzing
    2:36 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Howler’s mom: I was happy to be at your service. Don’t over do it today or I’ll have to sit on you. My Lady says you are tiny. I am not tiny. Just sayin’…

    Howlers: Pancho, Lefty, Doc and Charlie are pointing paws at everyone else for extra-curricular chewing. Surely, you’re not referring to any of them, are you?

  36. B. Stover
    2:47 pm on April 7th, 2013

    “The Tigers game…,” “the Rockies game…,” “The whatevers game” do not need apostrophes since the name (Tigers) is being used as an adjective. Thus, SiberH’s statement is correct without the apostrophe. And I never used red pencil.

  37. Mollypop's Mom
    2:47 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Sam and I just came back from our second walk of the day. This time she was able to do 1.3 miles! She is getting in shape. This picture that I’m posting is where the groundhogs live. The excavations are so extensive that the boulder collapsed.

    Siber-H Take note. This could happen to the side of your house from your construction projects.

  38. Siber-H
    2:56 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom, My mom totally agrees with you. That could happen.
    I say, with sibermetrics and my slide rule, it will never happen.

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    2:57 pm on April 7th, 2013

    I posted the picture from my iPhone. Now I’m looking on my laptop and the picture is upside down.

    Trying again.

  40. O'Howlers
    3:00 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Tenzing, Kat is trying to sit on Mom right now. Mom heard it may get to 80 this week so she decided to carry all of her heavy winter clothes to the attic, and bring down all of her light-weight summer clothes. This entailed many times up and down those stairs. Now she is paying the piper. Not sure how much he charges or why he is getting paid.

    We here are not pointing our fingers at anyone. (Whispering) paws maybe…

  41. Tenzing
    3:03 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Howlers: My Lady says the Piper has weekend rates which are twice his normal premium.

    Kat: Let me know if you need back-up.

  42. Rose
    3:23 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Siber-H: I am so glad you are back! Hope your mom is tip-top now.

  43. Terry Ballard
    3:24 pm on April 7th, 2013

    I have an unfair advantage in the matter of bupkis because I married a nice Jewish girl in 1972. Punch line is we’re still together after good times, bad times, amazing times, three dogs and a relocation from Phoenix to Long Island.

  44. Siber-H
    3:48 pm on April 7th, 2013

    I would likke to meet the Siber that turned that rock wall into a work of art.

    Hi Rose!

  45. dawson
    4:12 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Terry: So…you know bupkis?

  46. O'Howlers
    4:19 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Terry knows bupkis. Heh heh ! Good one.

    Mom just can’t stay sitting. It is sunny and nice out, although too windy. There are a bunch of red-winged blackbirds calling to each other (we love that sound), a woodpecker hard at work down by the creek, and just now a bluebird came by to help Mom inspect Pop’s tree-clearing work. He is getting that area ready for the chicken coop. We are hard at work planning our tunnels.
    Oh yeah, Mom also put the humingbird feeder out yesterday. We are supposed to let her know when her Tinkerbell comes by.

  47. Mollypop's Mom
    4:24 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Siber-H, this is the guy whose work you’re admiring.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:36 pm on April 7th, 2013

    SiberH!….You are back and just in time for an afternoon game…heh!heh!…Rockies are ahead 3 ta 0 in the 1st inning…snorkel!…The Padres are not the team they used to be…grunt!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:38 pm on April 7th, 2013

    PHIL!….Hey, there’s Phil!…snort!…He’s hiding low after his fauxpaw early spring declaration…wheeze!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:39 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Spring!…We are being told that a big snowstorm is coming in tomorrow…grumble!…Thanks a lot Phil. You screw-up!…snort!

  51. Siber-H
    4:42 pm on April 7th, 2013

    It is a rodent! Gah

    I’m watching the game, Rio.

  52. Herd of Hounds
    4:59 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rodent? Lucy Lou the labradoo is a great rodent hunter. Anyone need help?
    Pads haven’t been a team since a long time ago. Mom was still in Vista,CA then.

  53. Siber-H
    5:07 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Some of the Plunderers in the NE and Rio might want to send Lucy Lou after Phil.

  54. Wose
    5:14 pm on April 7th, 2013

    What a cute groundhog !

    I would like to take a moment to thank the following Plunderers for making sure the Giant will not be nekked for Iditarod 2014. In no particular order:

    Siber-H
    Bear and Masquers
    C. Hobbit
    Linda the Lurker
    Bluecat
    Wookie’s dad
    Stover
    Rio
    Beau
    Staff
    Dawson
    O’Howlers and their ‘rents
    HOH for allowing Sharon to donate treat money

    The Plunderers rule!

  55. Staff
    5:16 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Dawson,
    Mr.Staff just told me that is a chance of snow all week in our home town in North Dakota. However, just so you know, the snow is almost all gone here. It is still on the shaded side of buildings but no where else. I am saving a luminary in the freezer to light when you are here. And the quilt room bedroom is all ready for you.

    Mollypop’s Mom I had to enlarge the picture to see that little groundhog. Did you know they love dandelion flowers? They also love old stone/boulder foundations.

    I am sewing a bathrobe for Dad. They are about all he wears now and the 2 robes he had were shredded. I took the worst one and made a pattern. Then my SIL came over with a thick heavy terry cloth robe (from Victoria Secrets but we are not telling him) that I could cut down to his size. I took about 8 inches off the arms and length and it is OK but a bit heavy.
    It is about impossible for a person to find a robe his size. He weighs 130+ and is less than 5 feet tall now. Boys robes are seasonal. Did you know that? When I tried to find them I was stymied at every turn. Either they weren’t in stock until the fall (LLBean was just what I wanted and theirs is not due until August) or they were cartoon characters or had huge hoods. (Dad doesn’t want hoods)
    So I bought some soft flannel (Thursday)and started the process Friday, Washing the fabric cutting out the pattern etc. The day I got the fabric I got a note from LLBean. The backordered until August robe is shipped.

    Soon he will have 3 new robes.

  56. Tupper and Gilly
    5:44 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Staff – we admire your fortitude. We would have just looked em up on ebay or Amazon. We have gotten very lazy about finding such things.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Steak!…Beau got his first ever steak bone today…snort!…Boy was he in pug-heaven…heh!…Then when all the fun was done he started eating the bone so someone braver than me had to get the bone away from him…wheeze!…After much snarling and growling they distracted him with little pieces of left-over steak…heh!…He dropped his bone and then it was all gone. He is still looking for it…chorkel!burp!…What a great mid afternoon feast!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:57 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Staff!…Did you make yer Paw some new slippers to go with that girlie robe?…snorkel!

  59. Staff
    5:59 pm on April 7th, 2013

    tupper and gilly,
    I did look on Amazon, but not on eBay. I looked at Target and Macy’s and jcPenneys and sears and herbergers. I looked at Lands end and LL Bean and the Robe Co.com and all sorts of places. Boys robes size 14-16 are nonexistent.
    Of course I could have gotten the ones with the dragon spikes on the hood. I really liked them, but they had Hoods dammit. But the spikes were cute.

    Now Men’s robes are all over the place. Yes with hoods. But I suppose I could have cut that off. However do you know what they think you ought to pay for a Man’s robe? ahahahhaahhaha. Like I am going to pay 95.00 for a ROBE!

  60. Staff
    6:00 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rio, Before she left Dawson had ordered him 3 pairs of slippers. There is one left.

  61. B. Stover
    6:00 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Melanie: I watched the new episode of Elementary. “If I have to solve this in the Stone Age, it might be interesting after all.” I wonder if they really filmed it in a blizzard.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    6:13 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rio, We had steak here yesterday with horseradish mashed potatoes and broccoli. Tonight it is grilled shrimp and bowtie pasta with pesto. Yummers!

    Staff, you are very ambitious. Barb would have ordered something on line.

  63. O'Howlers
    6:13 pm on April 7th, 2013

    T&G are excellent at finding stuff on Amazon. They are a veritable GOLD mine of finfs out there.
    heh heh!

  64. OleyHowlers
    6:23 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Uhhhh That would be finds not finfs.
    Pop is going for wings! Beer and wings outside or in the Summer Tavern!

  65. OleyHowlers
    6:35 pm on April 7th, 2013

    We are sitting on the front porch with Mom. There are birds out the ying yang. This is bliss.
    Pop will be back with wings soon (sorry birdies) so we’ll say bye for now.

    Seriously, how do those redwing blackbirds make that cool gurgling water sound?

  66. Siber-H
    6:48 pm on April 7th, 2013

    This is a no-stress baseball game…just the kind I like.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:52 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Stress!…I wish all the games would be this easy…heh!heh!…I know the Padres are not up to par right now. But I am excited to see how our team will stack up against The Dodgers…snort!snort!

  68. Melanie
    7:04 pm on April 7th, 2013

    We had RAIN! It was not snow. It was not ice. It was not sleet. Still chilly though.

    Today was “supposed” to get up near 55. Yeah, right. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be 65. See the “Yeah, right.” Still a lot of snow.

    Found out that LLL had a BAD allergic reaction. YSAS took her to the hospital. IVs later she is up and about. She now has to keep an epi-pen with her at all times. She has no idea what she ate that caused this. She is allergic to nuts, but as far as she knew she didn’t have any.

    I picked up my birthday cake. Grace helped.

    Then I started rearranging my bedroom and study. Tenzing, don’t worry. I did all the heavy stuff, but I’m not going to pick up any handkerchiefs.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:06 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rockies!….Winnit!…Again!..chuffle!

  70. Siber-H
    7:12 pm on April 7th, 2013

    ROCKIES WIN!!

    umm, Next, they will be playing the World Champions

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Nationals!…We have pulled ahead of Wookie’s Nats by one game….WhoooHoooo!…Just sayin’…heh!

    SiberH!…I can’t wait to see how our guys do against the best team…snort!…It will be very interesting and fun!fun!fun!…Wooooo!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Late!…The only bad thing is how late the west-coast games go…sniff!…I will have to sleep as much as possible tomorrow to be ready for anything…heh!…Now, if only my friend can stay awake for the whole game….hmmmm!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    7:34 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Now back from the Land of Dark Matter/Dark Energy.

    Rio: Great News about The Americans…we can get all but the first 3 episodes online…and those can be viewed on Amazon Prime commercial free.
    So that means less than $6 is coming out of my Treatie Fund.
    WoooHooo!
    We have already watched the Pilot and are Hooked!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Cheap!…Bear and Maskers, I knew you would love that show once you finally got to see it…heh!…After-all we do tend to lean towards the same types. Speaking of which, “Mad Men” starts tonight, right!?….Oooooer!…We can hardly wait! I cannot remember how the show ended last year….grunt!

  75. BearSpiritDog
    7:53 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rio: Mad Men tonight! Yes!
    We watched the very last episode of Season 5 on DVD this weekend so are Good to Go.
    Perhaps they will have a recap.

  76. Masquers
    7:56 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Riö & Siber: Your Rockies are Roll’n!
    Go Rockies!!!
    T&G: Very funny egg story from this morning. Good to hear your mama’s bum flipper is getting better.
    Good news from the Howlers too with their mom’s hurt paw on the mend.
    And, Bella, Do as Melanie says and Do Not, under any circumstances, try picking up that hankerchief!

  77. Barb & Maggie
    8:09 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Good night all. Going to watch a little country western music awards and then off to bed.

  78. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Blah! Just about the time we adjusted to the blog time stamp being on “winter time” and did the math in our heads (lots are better than 1) we now have “summer time”:( Makes us tired ponder it.

  79. Melanie
    9:01 pm on April 7th, 2013

    B. Stover, I like the new housekeeper on Elementary. snicker
    There was some snow in NYC, but nothing like that. I think they had help.

    Robes! (and slippers). The thought of taking a robe apart to make a pattern? Yikes.

    While rearranging my rooms I needed several heavy items to go up and down the stairs. Golinka said I needed a dumbwalter. None were available. I still haven’t found a place to build the dumbwaiter.

    My solution? I took dog leads, attached them to the babygate, vacuum, all the cleaning supplies, and a heavy bag of my clean clothes and proceeded to lift them – hand over hand – to the upstairs.

    Lifting I can do. Carrying things on stairs? Nope.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Bad-Dream!…sniff!…I must be having a bad dream. I think I missed all of season 5 of Mad Men…wheeze!…How could this have happened? Wait! This can’t be possible, maybe I just missed some of the last episodes….gasp!…We are going to watch the last 4 or 5 episodes from season 5 before we set eyes on season 6…grunt!…The last thing I remember is the gal advertiser leaving the office after getting a new job. I thought that was the end of season 5. Bear, am I losing my man-men mind?

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Crisis!…Averted…heh!…Weird though, we watched a re-cap of season 5 and nothing looked familiar. It was all new stuff. So I freaked out and thought I had missed the whole damned season…heh!…Right now we are watching the last episode of season 5 and I’m pretty damned sure we have seen it before…heh!whew!heh!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Test!..Test!

  83. BearSpiritDog
    10:40 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Rio: We know what you mean. With all the time between Seasons it is Easy to Forget. Have we seen it? or Not?

    Time to grab a late night Snack then get ready for the Evening TV line-up.

    Nite’All – Bear

  84. Belle Starr
    10:43 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Pug, Rio the Evil: test! If this had been an actual emergency you would have been directed to the nearest hot wing and avatar dispenser.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Bear!…I really did miss most of episode 13…heh!…Thank dawg we are re-watching it right now….chuffle!

  86. Staff
    10:56 pm on April 7th, 2013

    I am getting interested in Mad Men. They said in the Sunday paper that the Mad Men encounter the women’s lib movement this year (It’s 1968 in their time). Heh heh heh.

  87. Melanie
    10:59 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Hmmm. What kind of testing are you doing, Rio? Oh, wait, what was I thinking? A test on bases of balls’ stats.

    I am now in my warm bed with no toys surrounding me.

    I am concerned that since I put the bed up on its legs again, I’m going to fall out, or run into a wall. I moved the bed. I will have to remember to turn on the light before I move.

    TTFN

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Staff!…Why are you interested? Do you want to re-live your bra-burning hippie days?…chorkel!

  89. Staff
    11:05 pm on April 7th, 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbtBVVnn34

    This came on my facebookie because I ‘like’ the Tustumena 200, (I think that is how you spell it)

  90. Staff
    11:06 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Yes Rio, I am….snicker.

  91. Staff
    11:08 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Well Mr.Staff was laughing and laughing until I sent him upstairs. He was watching s mash up of “Whose line is it anyway” skits. It was an HOUR! He had the headphones on and was watching it on his little netbook.

    He has watched WLIIA over and over for years and claims he never remembers them.

  92. Staff
    11:10 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Dawson, I bought yellow violas today….

  93. Belle Starr
    11:22 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Staff: That was a stampede start. There is a stampede race for the Willow winter carnival. Teams of two start sitting in their sleeping bags. When the race starts, they have to get out of their sleeping bags, put on their boots, store their sleeping bag, melt a pot if snow, harness the dogs and hook them up before they can take off. Several years ago the giant did it. My two-legged couldn’t because of her back surgery so a neighbor road in the sled. That year the race was two laps around the lake before crossing the finish line. The finish line had money and gift certificates clipped to the line with clothespins. As teams crossed under the finish line they would grab as much money thu could. Guess who won that year? Us! The Outlaws were on the line and in their youthful exuberance lapped several teams!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Staff!…You are one crazy ole seamstress…heh!

  95. Staff
    11:35 pm on April 7th, 2013

    Right On Rio.

    Nighty noodle all youse guys except Liz Hi and good morning to Liz.

    Abbie wants her dinner….

  96. c.hobbit
    11:46 pm on April 7th, 2013

    BelleStar: I can’t watch the stampede race on the you tube link because it has dogs barking on it. My dogs go crazy.

    Well, we had 3-4 days of weather in the 30s and everyone was in a good mood and spring seemed just around the corner. Then it abruptly went back to being barely above zero during the day and below zero at night. Painful. Things were going so well when it was warm. So I have briefly (for a few nanoseconds) considered truly moving south rather than just to Anchorage but then I’d be further away from Snowhook and the Iditarod. Not going to happen…

  97. O'Howlers
    7:10 am on April 8th, 2013

    We just watched the Stampede start. That was wild! We wish we could have seen the Giant in that! Was there someone riding in the sled, Bella? We didn’t catch that.

  98. Melanie
    7:47 am on April 8th, 2013

    Stampede!
    Those last two teams did not want be left behind . .

    C. Hobbit,, sorry about your Spring false starts. We understand about those, but I’m glad it doesn’t get near zero here.

    Rise and Shine, well, maybe not Shine with a capital “S”.

  99. Melanie
    7:48 am on April 8th, 2013

    I didn’t fall out of bed!

  100. Tupper and Gilly
    7:50 am on April 8th, 2013

    We are up. And dressed.
    What more do you want?

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    Eggs, bacon and a dumb-walter!

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