Chetspeak on Sunday

“Snow, big guy.”

Snow? I’d heard of it, of course, seen it lots of times on TV during the divorce, when for some reason Bernie had really gotten into skiing videos. The snow sent coldness up into the air. I sniffed at it. Snow went right up my nose! I sneezed. Bernie laughed. I licked at the snow. It turned into water on my tongue, although not much water. Bernie picked some up and patted it – hey! – patted it into the shape of a ball. Yes! One thing about Bernie: just when you think he’s done with amazing you, he amazes you again. Now, after all this time, I was just finding out he could turn snow into a ball.



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41 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:49 am on January 8th, 2017

    Good morning everyone! Wowser, Chet, we know how you feel about snow ❄️.
    It was here and now it’s just a memory. Eggs ???? and bacon ???? for breakfast ????.
    Hope you all get some sun today. Stay warm and enjoy Sunday.

  2. Wose-the small and meek
    9:10 am on January 8th, 2017


    Good morning, HOH!

    I love today’s Chetspeak!!

    About 2 or 3 inches of snow fell in this neck of the woods yesterday. All the snow will most likely be hard and crunchy, since the temps took a real nose-dive overnight.

    Today is food shopping day. Something tells me that a lot of people will be eating French toast this morning, as I am expecting the market will be low on bread, milk, and eggs. You would think we were living in the 1800’s…people here always seem to panic as soon as the first flake falls.

    Nurse Meash: I watched the Menendez story Friday on ABC On-Demand. That was one messed-up family!

    RIO! First Beau modeling in an EVe’s Addiction jewelry ad. Now you on the cover of the “New Yorker” magazine! Heh!

    I hope Beau will be feeling tip-top soon (and hoping your Friend can get those drops in Beau’s eyes! Yikes!).

    Good Sunday to all!

  3. B.Stover
    9:11 am on January 8th, 2017

    Chet is making me laugh.

    Sunny…but cold…here.

    Good morning all.

  4. dawson
    10:49 am on January 8th, 2017

    Bernie is amazing, Chet, as are you. Thanks for the Chetspeak start to the day.

    Our snow is only good for making snowballs once or twice a year when the temperatures are warmer. Mostly it does not stick together but flows like sugar.

    Enjoy your day!

  5. dawson
    10:52 am on January 8th, 2017

    For you southerners: How to make a snowball and why some snow does not stick together.

  6. BMALS
    11:40 am on January 8th, 2017

    That Bernie, he is amazing!

    I did not watch the Menendez show either, but will try to find it On Demand later. I heard that it was good.

    HOH, what happened with the puppy that your S son found the other day. Did he keep it or find the owners?

  7. Staff
    11:54 am on January 8th, 2017

    For those of you interested in information on our Indiginous people here is a book that was free on BookBub today. It was nominated for the Pulitzer prize and won the Spur Award.

    This is the link to Amazon.

  8. Staff
    12:07 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Dear Rio, I am glad you are happy with your New Yorker magazine. I was extremely careful in packing it so it would arrive safely.

    I made my first balloon luminaries of the season on Friday. It only took 5 hours to freeze them.

    Yesterday I put out my plastic hexagon luminary forms intending to release the ice before I went to bed. At 6 a.m. I remembered them. Sheesh it is cold out at 6 a.m. I went out and released them and one was broken. Drat! But one was still whole so I will be able to make more. I break those darn plastic ones quite reliably. Dawson will understand.

  9. Mary
    12:46 pm on January 8th, 2017

    We had dinner with Miss Addis’s mom. She apologized and all is well. Miss Little is thriving!!! Such a strong and beautiful little angel!

  10. BearSpiritDog
    12:55 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Chet: An Excellent Magic Trick…making balls out of snow! That Bernie never fails to surprise us.

  11. Masquers
    12:58 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Beau: Be nice for friend…the eye drops are for your own good.

    M: Can you post a foto of Wee Addi?

  12. Wose-the small and meek
    2:21 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Staff: The luminaries are beautiful!

    Mary: I was just thinking about the Wee Warrior this morning! So good to hear that she is doing well!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    2:25 pm on January 8th, 2017

    BMALS, S-son is keeping “Nook Nook”. (So he says) If he does it will be the first of his adult life. He has problems with furever and commitment.
    Wee Nigel, Lucy Lou is growing fluffy hairs in front of her eyes in honor of you.
    Beau and Rio’s friend, we say eye&aye. It will help.
    The luminaries are beautiful!
    Dawson, thanks for the snowducation, mom always wondered why waxing the xc skis was so tricky…and important.

  14. Masquers
    4:11 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Love the luminaries!

    HOH: Third time’s a charm for his furry friends?

  15. Masquers
    4:27 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Off to the store…before it does…something.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    4:31 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Masquers, we hope that is true. They have come to live with us in the past. Mom hopes she put her foot down in a meaningful way this time.

  17. Diane C.
    5:00 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Hello All–After successive storms, we’ve had two dry-ish days which have been appreciated. another pair of storms are due beginning tomorrow which is fine w/me as long as I don’t have to drive anywhere.
    HOH–No acquifer, but I’m hoping for some groundwater restoration.
    Others–You may laugh, but I do have some sense of the here-toady-gone-tomorrow snow phenomenon. Two days ago the mountains north of the basin were blanketed in white (and pretty far down). Today they’re normal mountain color again. I can’t wait to see what happens next week.
    Yesterday I became aware of how many people from the operatic world departed this plane last year. I was particularly stunned to hear of Johan Botha’s death at 51. I had only recently grown to appreciate his artistry, owing to his size (and I am now very sorry for every unkind remark I made about that). “A large man — “I’ve done every diet you can think of,” he once told The A.P. — Mr. Botha could be a stolid, if genial, presence onstage.”
    We also mourn the passing of Tillikum–an orca with a torubled past.

  18. Diane C.
    5:01 pm on January 8th, 2017

    …that should have been “…a pair of storms IS due”
    I’m sorry about going on about Mr. Botha like that, but I felt the need to tell someone…

  19. Diane C.
    5:05 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Chet is quite attentive. I recall once going rock climbing in one of our protected desert areas. It was winter and there was snow, which I thought would be a treat for the dog (the late great Duke) but like many male Lhasas, he was quite unimpressed (I don’t think he even noticed).
    How could you not notice something like this?

  20. Herd of Hounds
    5:32 pm on January 8th, 2017

    DianeC, thank you for the JTree in snow fotos. Mom and her 1st hubby used to climb there on all seasons. One year they took a cinemafotography class at CSUF and planned to use JTree for it. To their chagrin, it snowed! A quick change of script and…voila! A melodramatic comedy. At least they passed the class.
    The really wonderful thing about climbing there! You can walk down instead of rappelling ????

  21. BearSpiritDog
    5:36 pm on January 8th, 2017

    DianeC: Perhaps living in This Reality became too much for them (many were so young). It’s too bad because they made our lives so much more enjoyable. And, yes Tillikum, another Sad Story.

    The Joshua Tree Photos are Beautiful!

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Break!…We are taking a break and watching the first season of Breaking Bad….snort!…Beau has never seen it so therefore the surprise factor will be brand new for him…chuffle!…That show really did start off with a Bang!…yeeep!…Excellent writing and acting.

  23. Nurse Meash
    6:05 pm on January 8th, 2017

    How is Beau doing? I am still available if my gentle (firm) nursing services are desired.

    Our weather here is excellent. It went down to 17 overnight! We all went for a great winter hike this morning. Those horses had to take the ‘rents riding just now. They did not think this weather was so perfect. Heh!

  24. BearSpiritDog
    6:11 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Raining hard…a Day for Chicken Noodle Soup.

    Beau: Are you being a Good Boy? Don’t go getting any Ideas from that Breaking Bad Show.

    Howlers: It’s a Balmy 42 here!

  25. Nurse Meash
    6:36 pm on January 8th, 2017

    BSD, Ours was up in the 40s today, but going down again tonight. We will be back in the 70s midweek.

  26. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:46 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Sneeze!….I am taking a Break in dat Breaking Bad show so I can sayz Happy Thanks to all youse who have wished upon me wellness…snuffle!…My eye is feeling less hurtful an my tail is not unfurled anymore…guff!…Rio says I am high as a kite on Rimadyl dats why I feel so much better….heh!heh!giggle!snort!…Den I get doze little creamy cheese treats and somehow my sore eye get a splash of somethinz an I am too busy tasting dat great tasting cheeze to be afraid…sneeze!

    Bathroom!…Dose two are anxious an waiting for meeze to get back to da show cuz Rio sayz da Bathroom scene is coming up an I do not want to miss it for nuthing….sneeze!…So Tally Ho youse all!..giggle!snorkel!sneeze!

  27. BMALS
    7:25 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Beau, Hope you are feeling better. What is going on with the cooking situation at your house. Is there still a feud going on?

    I am watching the Golden Globes red carpet stuff and really enjoying seeing it on my new-to-me t v.

    May get some snow tomorrow and then rain by mid week.

  28. dawson
    7:40 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Beau: WhoooHooooo! Sounds like you are feeling tip-top! Your friend is very kind to give you those cream cheese treats. Eye-drops, what eye-drops?

  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Golden!…Globes!…yeeep! …Are we missing it?…yikes!

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Barb!…The Golden Globes!…yeeep!…We were so engrossed in Breaking Bad someone here totally forgot the awards….snort!…So Supper will be right at the beginning of the show because Mother is heating up some spaghetti sauce my friend made and froze…sniff!…So we will command her TV and watch the opening upstairs while someone eats over-cooked pasta….sniff!

  31. Thieves!
    8:24 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Beau: Our Lady loves driving. Growing up in a farm community, she learned to drive at a young age. She often wonders if this is how you feel when you’re driving the Beausmobile? She says until your eye gets better, she’ll be doing the driving while you ride shot gun.

  32. Diane C.
    8:35 pm on January 8th, 2017

    I am so happy to hear Beau sounding better, with or without Rimadyl.
    My pleasure to provide photos of J Tree for y’all who enjoyed.
    Golden Globes are up against episodes of Sherlock in my area. It’s New Year’s Day (back and forth between Downton and T Zone marathons) all over again!!!

  33. Mary
    8:42 pm on January 8th, 2017

    I’ll try my best…..

  34. Herd of Hounds
    8:52 pm on January 8th, 2017

    What a beautiful wee warrior!

  35. Staff
    9:02 pm on January 8th, 2017

    What a cute smile on little Addi. Lovely.

  36. Thieves!
    9:07 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Addi! Here’s looking at you kid.

    Belle Starr wants an Addi of her very own or she’s going to be in a very bad mood.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Eyeballed!…snort!…Well today the count is one big squirt and maybe possibly a drop on the rim…sniff!…This is The Beau Eye-Ball-Drop count for today…chuffle!….Our motto is one drop is better than no drops at all…sneeze!

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Globes!…Back to the Globes which are not pug-eyeballs…yes!snort!sneeze!

  39. BMALS
    9:34 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Miss Addie looks adorable. Is she about 4 months old now?
    Is she done with her surgery for now?

    Not going to stay up much past 9:00. So will say goodnight.

    Staff, Loved your luminaries.

  40. BMALS
    9:36 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Beau, Glad you are letting your friend administer a drop or two. It will help!

  41. Mary
    11:27 pm on January 8th, 2017

    Addi has will undergo s heart cath on Wednesday….this will give her doctors an indication of heart functionality. She will need a total of three more open heart surgeries and the next one will be in Feb or March. Each surgery will make her heart more stable, but the procedures themselves are extremely risky.

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