Chetspeak on Sunday

Bernie brought the other pipe in from the car, set the two pipes side by side on the kitchen counter. By that time, we had all the water mopped up and everything looked ship-shape, as Bernie put it, but wasn’t Little Jazz a sort of ship? Meaning how could it be car-shaped, or tree-shaped, or any other kind of shape? I puzzled over that and then I didn’t. All I knew for sure was that I was Chet-shaped. Good enough for me, amigo.

“Look pretty much identical to me,” Bernie said. “But one’s good and one’s a piece of crap, although that quote is hearsay from Duke, which is like piling crap on crap.”

I smelled no crap in the vicinity, none at all, which was actually kind of unusual. Piles of crap would not be something I’d miss. But I believed in Bernie. Crap had to be just around the corner.

– from The Sound and the Furry.

Welcome Lukas.


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83 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. B. Stover
    8:13 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Good morning Chet and all.

  2. Dima
    8:17 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Happy Egg Day! It is hard to say which part of that Chetspeak is our favorite. Is it “Chet shaped”? Is it the crap just around the corner? You tell me.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:17 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Good morning,everyone! Chetspeak, Egg Day, and we are laughing like crazy here ( if laughter can be crazy). Wow, see what time OFA posted. He must be wide awake and ready. We know it could have nothing to do with the time change. Good to hear from P&L, Junior, Mama Luna, Measka, Kat and some other westerners.
    Have a super, superb showy (if cool) Sunday.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    8:59 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Good morning everyone. Barb and the kids were at the neighbors till late. She needs to go back and read the prayer from last night, because we missed it. Kids were having fun, so they just came home and piled into bed.

    Now it is time for blueberry pancakes, and maybe an egg for moi! Kids are out the door in an hour, so we will have a splendid, soothing Sunday.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:17 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Thank you Rebecca and Rio for the prayer. We add our Amen and sniffle to those already expressed.

    Beautiful sunny day here. The color of our new October Glory maple is just magnificent. It is a vibrant rusty red and can be seen from our den window. The neighbor’s beautiful clump birch is dropping leaves steadily was we watch. Probably one more week and most of the trees will be bare.

    Oleys, have you gotten an egg yet from your little girls? And you mentioned goats – what will you do with them? Are they strictly to look at, or will your mom start making goat cheese?

  6. Melanie
    9:29 am on November 3rd, 2013

    “Chet Shaped” Love that. My soul is “Melanie Shaped” and that is perfect for me.

    I had eggs this morning! On the floor. Today has started as a Slippery Sunday.

    So far: eggs on the floor, milk on the floor, bread on the floor . .

    Yup, I’m making French Toast.

  7. Dima
    9:32 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Melanie, I’m on my way!

  8. Meashka
    9:34 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Regarding goats: Mom thinks they would make great pets, with the added benefit of milk. She googled goats and huskies and found several articles that convinced her otherwise.

  9. Meashka
    9:46 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Oh! And no eggs here yet. The Girls will be 5 months old this Wednesday. Mom says the first egg should arrive any time after that, but Could take another 4 weeks!
    Yesterday, she made curtains for the nest boxes. She read how hens appreciate dark and privacy to lay. She also read that when one hen starts laying, it is best that the others don’t see that happen because of the possibility of pecking. We do know (suspect) who will be laying first!

  10. Meashka
    9:55 am on November 3rd, 2013


  11. Melanie
    10:00 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Fern, it is a big responsibility. I am glad you have curtains. I am wondering if I should mention one of our hens that decided to raise chicks on her own. She was laying a clutch under the house. Chicks arrived unannounced. She was a very good mother.

    Riö, I have seen your comment on the novel “Grass”. I like her books. Not sure how I missed that one. It is now ordered.

  12. Princess Sam
    10:15 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Here we are for our first ride together.

  13. Princess Sam
    10:16 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Hmmm. Upload didn’t work. Trying again.

  14. Meashka
    10:18 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Sammie! You two must be bosom buddies by now! How nice for you. It is always nice to have a great gal pal.

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    10:21 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Oh my – a carful of adorableness

    Good day to all you eggers.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    10:32 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Melanie must have put in teflon floors, all that slipping and no sticking! Princess and LouLou, we are jealous of your nice seats. All we get are old blankets and a harness that goes to the seatbelt (probably because Pookey jumps out of the car to correct strangs dog’s’ behavior.) All in all it looke like a Sunday of alliterations!

  17. O'Howlers
    10:41 am on November 3rd, 2013

    HOH, We don’t even get a seat. Or a harness. We have to ride in the wayback on our travel blankets. Poor huskies.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    10:50 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Princess Sammy, That is an adorable picture. You are two lucky girls.

    Oleys, Tell you mom that it is a real treat and very interesting to watch a hen lay an egg. It is sort of like labor, only the poor girl does it every day (almost). They breath hard, push and then they actually stand up and the egg drops out with a soft thud!

    We think you are right about huskies and goats!!

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    11:28 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Barb and Maggie – ewwwww

  20. Herd of Hounds
    11:39 am on November 3rd, 2013

    Maybe the person who wrote the Alka-Seltzer jingle had chickens….Plop, plop. Fizz, fizz. OH! What a relief it is!

  21. Siber-H
    11:45 am on November 3rd, 2013

    It isn’t egg day for us. It is get up at 5am day to watch the Formula One Race on tv. Our guy keeps winning and winning and winning. Wish we could go to the race in Austin in two weeks.

    Cute photo of the two little girls! I ride shotgun just like Chet.

    I wouldn’t mind having a goat.

    Good Morning All

  22. Herd of Hounds
    12:34 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    12:30 here and we are all napping. What a long day, started @ 5:45, Yawnzzzzz.

  23. Barb & Maggie
    12:45 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    T & G, It is more awesome than ewwww. At least Barb thinks so, but than maybe her thinking is a bit skewed.

    Time for a relaxing afternoon. A little lunch, a little reading (really like Anne Hillerman), and a little nappy. Child care responsibilities are at an end, so the rest of the day is ours to enjoy.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    1:54 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    57*F here near the Scenic City with a light breeze. The leaves are turning and falling. Mom took her book out to the screen room to read a bit only to find that darling Darah the drippy wanted to sit on/aroung her after going into the fish pond. She is revising her plan for the afternoon as we speak. Some of the Plunderers have been real quiet lately…where are y’all?
    P.S. Nana, hope you are improving. Do baby steps so you keep making progress. Do not overdo.

  25. Melanie
    2:18 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Hi all, very glad the Pack decided not to go swimming. It is 38 degrees outside. Went for a walk. Met the new neighbors. They apologized for having a dumpster in the driveway. snort! Not sure where they came from but around here if you need a dumpster you get one. We’re getting one in the spring.

    Then I cleaned a closet. I now have to get trash bags. One for goodwill, and one for ‘you have got to be kidding me’.

    I did find my Winter Stormy Kromer Hat and mittens. AND my Snowhook gater thingy.

    I do not have teflon floors. I have Newfs!

    Speaking of the Pack, they have decided they all want a cushion and a seat. Rolling eyes here.

  26. O'Howlers
    2:47 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Scott read Rebecca’s/our prayer to Nana. He thanked us, and Nana herself sent a thank you email!!!!! We love Nana!

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    2:58 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    What is that in the dog toy bag?

  28. Mollypop's Mom
    2:59 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    It’s Loulou!

  29. Herd of Hounds
    3:07 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Little Loulou looks like a real character!

  30. B. Stover
    3:20 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    The latest episode of Elementary alludes to Conan Doyle’s story “Silver Blaze” that includes this dialogue:

    Gregory (Of Scotland Yard): “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
    Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
    Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
    Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”


  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:51 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Gad-Zooks!…What is lil’ LuLu doing in that bag?…snort!…I bet Sammie had a paw in this….chorkel!

    CHobbit!….Someone says she finally finished the you-know-what so go check your SDD…burp!….Now she says we have to go walk and walk and walk so she can recover from CHobbits Christmas Project…wheeze!

  32. Barb & Maggie
    3:58 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    What a cute picture of LuoLou. I would not fit in that bag, not by a long shot. This morning Jack couldn’t find his favorite bear pillow. They looked everywhere and then found it on the guestroom floor. Wonder who took it in there?

    I may go over for a little play time in Fred’s backyard. Later

  33. Belle Starr
    4:04 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    If I don’t get a toy bag of my very own like LouLou, I’m going to be in a very bad mood.

    Tenzing is tucked snuggly under the Quilt and is seeing dancing giraffes. If anyone needs a pillow, he is there, but he’s not up for much conversation.

  34. Barb & Maggie
    4:26 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Has anyone heard from Wolfie lately? We have been thinking about his out of this world toffee, as the holidays approach.

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:27 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Mr. Tenzing!….sniff!…Oh no. He has not been feeling well for quite some time now..wuffle!…I wonder if some hot-wings and beer would cheer him up….snuffle!….It cheered me up just thinking about them…heh!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    CHobbit!…Pitter-Pat over to your computer and check your SDD again, and again and again…heh!heh!

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:45 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Sammie!…Is that a piddle-pad I see in the corner of your living room?…heh!heh!…Is it for you or for lil’ LuLu?…chorkel!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    4:53 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Rio, Is that what is is? We looked and looked and looked and couldn’t figure out why a heat&a/c vent would be there.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Piddle!….I know a piddle-pad when I see one…snort!…Although, I’ve never in my life managed to hit one…chorkel!

  40. Staff
    5:06 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    I have finally finished the quilt for my new grand neice, Madelyn Jean. This is a picture of it. Mr.Staff’s fingers on the upper edge…

    It is very windy here today so Mr.Staff and I had to go around to the north side of the house and hold it up in the shade. I am sure it would be much brighter in the sunlight. sniff
    Teal is the color requested. And owls. If you want to know what is ‘cool’ with the younger set right now it is owls and teal. heh heh heh

  41. Staff
    5:08 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Here is the little cap I bought at the local church auction to help raise money. It was not decorated so I added the flower and buttons. I haven’t crocheted in years, but with a little help from the computer I found a simple flower pattern.

    I admit that I think the cap is way way cuter than the quilt. But I like the quilt too.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    5:08 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Whoo whoo boo tiful! Hoot.

  43. Staff
    5:10 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Heh, thanks HOH.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:14 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Staffie!….I do not see any owls, but I do see sunflowers…snort!….Did you send the Sunflower Topiary and then put those clues in your quilt so I would figure it out for my friend?…sneeze!snuffle!

  45. Princess Sam
    5:35 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Rio, HOH, that is Loulou’s piddle pad in her new apartment. No oriental rugs on the floor – they’re all rolled up – and piddle pads everywhere.

  46. Kat
    5:40 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    LouLou hiding in her toy bag is just too cute. I want a louLou of my very own!

  47. Staff
    5:45 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Rio, The owls were on the receiving blankets I sent for her shower. She wasn’t telling if the baby was a boy or a girl so I found some owl fabric in a blue or a pink colorway and put them back to back. She liked it. There were no owls in teal color which is what she wanted for the quilt.

    That is why there are sunflowers in the quilt. It was teal! No, sorry I did not send you the sunflower topiary. I do remember Dawson having sunflower woes this summer though. sniff. However I have no inside information on that.

    Lou lou is terribly cute. No wonder Sammie is annoyed. Poor baby.

  48. Tenzing
    5:53 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Rio: Phrases like ‘flare-up’ have been used today. No idea why. Do I feel tip-top? No. Do I feel up to adding my flare to anything besides the tree by the driveway? No. Let’s give your beer and hot wings idea a try. How could I not feel better after that combo?

    Staff: You are an artist! Both the quilt and the cap are beautiful.

    Wolfie: Come in. Over.

  49. Dima
    6:06 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Staff, The quilt is lovely, though not as healthy as The Plunderer Quilt. The hat is great, and mom wants to see that in Alaska.
    Speaking of Alaska, the girl we had finally found to stay with us is going off to school and can’t stay here in February. I told mom I am old enough to take care of things on my own.
    Tenzing, my turn to wait on you. I will blur in with pop’s homemade beef jerky.

  50. Tenzing
    6:11 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Dima: You’re a real pal. You had me at, “I will blur in with pop’s homemade beef…”

  51. Alice M. Johnson
    6:36 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Dear Dima,
    I hate it when those good sitters grow up. sniff. We had a nice kid who only lived a mile away. (The next farm down) Then he grew up and went away to college. What a bummer. We have another neighbor, 2 miles away, who is very responsible and will help out. But she really doesn’t approve of ‘animals in the house.’Sigh. What is a kat to do?

    Luckily we will be in the cities when it is Iditarod time and the Turtleman and his wife will take very good care of us. They feed us earlier also! That is always good!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:46 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Alice!….That’s right, you don’t get fed for another 4 hours or so, do you Alice?…heh!heh! burp!…Me and Beau just had our supper and it was delish…chuffle!

  53. Melanie
    7:05 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Tenzing, you feel better!

    A bag of LouLou is wonderful.

    The quilt and cap are grand.

    I have gotten to the point where I look at a clock and wonder, “Did I change that one?” I have been spending the afternoon in a time warp.

  54. Alice M. Johnson
    7:10 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Heh, I changed them upstairs last night and Mr.Staff must have changed them downstairs because they are correct and I sure didn’t change them.

    We are having pizza. Frozen, with additions.


  55. Staff
    7:10 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    damn Alice

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Dark!….My friend hates driving in the dark. In the winter. In the snow and ice….shudder!

  57. Dima
    7:15 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    I hate the dark too. Waaaahhhhh

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    CHobbit!….Where did you go?…sniff!…I thought you retired people stayed home on Sundays so you could check your SDD’s…snort!

  59. Herd of Hounds
    8:03 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    1) We retarded, er, retired have a life (occasionally).
    2) Don’t mind the dark, just not so early!
    3) Whoo hoo! We got leftover margarita chicken and frittata for dinner goodies (we are so spoiled). It was delish.
    4) oh, oh, what is 4 and what are we talking about?

  60. c.hobbit
    8:20 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Rio: I just got home. SDD checked and responded. Getting colder. I found a wonderful pair of gloves but the $59 price tag stopped me in my tracks–at least for now.

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    8:25 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Hey Everyone –
    First off – Tenzing, all paws crossed that you will feel better soon, even without the Giraffe Rockettes.
    And Wolfie – we miss you! Is everything ok?

    Staff – the quilt is lovely, and Mr. Staff has very handsome fingers. You will be happy to know that a certain Model 12 thingie is sitting safely on a shelf in the newly cleaned out basement. Margaret and her daughter were delightful. And guess what – that are dog people too! It was a fun afternoon of pumpkin coffee and dog stories and laughing. Lots of laughing. She had never heard of the Chet and Bernie books, but now she has, and can’t wait to read them. Who knows – she may show up on the here blog someday.

    HOH – your Alka Seltzer comment of earlier made us laugh out loud. Hope your day got a little drier later on.

    Alice Johnson – Mama says you can come live with us while your family is in Alaska. We can send you detailed instructions on the proper boxing and taping of Kats for mailing purposes. tee hee

  62. O'Howlers
    8:47 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    We are watching JFK: The Smoking Gun. This is a new (2013) investigation into the assassination. Very interesting, and shocking. There were 2 shooters!!!!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Howlers!…What a shock…sneeze!…Wasn’t that proved over and over in the old movie way back when?…sniff!…Truth does not matter in politics…grumble!

    CHobbit!…It is about damned time you got home safe and sound…sniff!…For someone who does not know anyone in Anchorage you sure stay out late…grunt!

  64. O'Howlers
    9:12 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Rio! This documentary is zeroing in on who that second shooter is! Scary!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Nixon!…Right? He got down in the grass and pulled the trigger….snort!….Or at least that’s symbolically what he did…grunt!…A Pugs Opinion.

  66. Barb & Maggie
    9:21 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    HOH, that frittata looked delish!

    yes, we need to hear from Wolfie. Hope the boys are Jace are OK.

    We just got a funny email today. This is funny but seems to be true. Sit and lift your right foot and turn in a circle clockwise. Now take your right hand and draw a figure 6 in the air. Your foot CAN NOT keep going clockwise-no matter how hard you try it will start going counter clockwise! Try it!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    9:26 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    We just saw someone on tv who had the theory that Oswald was really gunning for the gov of Texas and not Kennedy. He had a grudge against him due to his discharge from the military. He said that any big organization that wanted to kill Kennedy would not hire Oswald, who was a flunky and not reliable. Seems like a good point.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    9:28 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Barb, mom doubts that with a foot off the ground she could tell clockwise from anticlockwise! Oh, Oh, being called out to do evening business. Nighty night.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Barb!…My friend just tried that over and over. No matter how hard she concentrated, she could not do both in different directions…heh!heh!….This is something she will tell the Hot-Shot boss tomorrow. He loves this kind of stuff…chorkel!

  70. Melanie
    9:38 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Being all tucked in, I will refrain from sticking my foot out of the covers. I will try it tomorrow.

    Just popped in to say good night. Good night.

    Wölfie, I know you show up occasionally. We miss you though. Hope all is okay.

    Good day Liz!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Wolfie!…He promised everyone taffy or toffie, didn’t he?…sniff!…It’s not nice to back out of your promises especially when it involves candy, at Christmas, in large quantities….snort!

  72. O'Howlers
    9:54 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Now we too are worried about Wolfie. Wolfie, we need to hear from you.

    This theory, entirely plausible, is that Secret Service Agent George Hickey accidentally fired the fatal 3rd shot, with an AR-15.

  73. Barb & Maggie
    10:06 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    HOH, Maybe we didn’t say that properly. You are supposed to be sitting and just moving your right foot, not your whole body clockwise.

    What channel is that Kennedy show on?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Yeah!…What channel is the Kennedy show on?…sniff!….This is an entirely new theory and I am totally disbelieving it right now…grunt!

  75. O'Howlers
    10:16 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    It was on Reelz and will be repeated this week.
    We are going to bed now, but will probably be sifting thru this forensic evidence all night long.
    Good night.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    10:44 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Thank you Oleys.

    Staff, Love the quilt!

    We are turning in too. Good night all.

  77. SnowBella
    10:52 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Good-bye! I said good-bye to the Giant earlier today. After a week of staying out, I am back on the road first thing in the morning. I am staying in town tonight. Right now it it feels like below zero where I’m headed. Yeep! Burr!

  78. SnowBella
    10:53 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Staying put not out. Damn Ipaw.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on November 3rd, 2013


  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Time-wise!…Well it is 9:00pm here, but it “feels” like 10:00 so we are all tuckered out…sniff!…The vote is to go to bed and get an extra hour tonight…heh!heh!…Of course that is what we are going to do…night!

  81. SnowBella
    11:08 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Good night all youse.

  82. Staff
    11:31 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Me too. Extra sleep is needed this time of year.
    Nighty noodle y’all.

  83. Staff
    11:37 pm on November 3rd, 2013

    Me too. Extra sleep is needed this time of year.
    Nighty noodle y’all.

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