Chetspeak on Sunday

Bourbon is Bernie’s drink, in case that hasn’t come up already. When he’s his normal Bernie-type self he has it with ice. When things aren’t going well the ice gets skipped. We were iceless at the moment, by ourselves on a tiny patio behind some bar that wasn’t doing much business, maybe on account of this part of town being kind of sketchy. In fact, there was a good chance we were lost. We’d driven around for a bit, the sun moving from one side of the car to the other, and after a while Bernie had opened his mouth for the first time on the whole drive and said, “Where the hell are we?” He’d taken the next off-ramp, adding, “I mean that in every sense.” Which was a total puzzler, and now here we were on this patio: two tables, one torn umbrella flapping above us in the breeze, a waiter with a cigarette hanging from the side of his mouth.

– from … who can guess where this is from? Answer tomorrow.

Welcome Farrah, in the snow.


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95 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:34 am on February 9th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! What a day! Chetspeak, Egg Day (well, yogurt for Pookey) and life is good. Mom was watching the Olympics last night so we did several nation within events on the bed, just to be helpful 🙂 Missing Siber H 🙁
    Have sweet Sunday (or a sweet sundae if so inclined).

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:35 am on February 9th, 2014

    P.S. TSATF?

  3. Staff
    10:01 am on February 9th, 2014

    Neither Mr.Staff nor I are especially happy drivers. We both like to sit in the shotgun seat and read. Or in my case, nap. The thought of two 360 mile trips, that may or may not involve mountains, does not thrill us. Not to mention the departure time goofiness. With both of us feeling this way it is a long shot if we decide to go to Fairbanks. But, we are ready.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    10:06 am on February 9th, 2014

    Staff, we will work this out, after all, we do plunder on all the time. I bet there are enough bodies to handle the situation.

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    10:16 am on February 9th, 2014

    It’s from PAW AND ORDER. Our very first peek.
    Now that is a good CherSpeak on Sunday!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    10:25 am on February 9th, 2014

    Good morning and Happy Chetspeak Sunday.

    We agree with T & G, because we don’t remember reading that paragraph before. Also saying Where are we in every sense may be a reference to Bernie’s and Suzie’s relationship, as well as were they are physically. Probably didn’t express that too well, but you know what we mean.

  7. B. Stover
    10:34 am on February 9th, 2014

    Yes, I think it’s from Paw and Order.

    Good morning all.

  8. Staff
    10:35 am on February 9th, 2014

    Hugh Neff talking about his rookie team in the Yukon Quest.

  9. Wose
    10:39 am on February 9th, 2014

    TFAT? Anyway, that’s my guess.


    Happy Egg Day!
    Siber-H, I hope you get back to cyberspace soon. I miss you dreadfully.

    RIO! That little flower your friend made is beautiful ! She is a master quiller. I know I couldn’t do what she does. I have little kid paws that are very uncoordinated.

    I am missing Belle Starr!

    I hope all youse scheduled to go to Alaska still go. Hobbit has been so helpful and generous with the Hobbit hotel. I wish I could have seen more of that great state when I was there.

  10. Wolfie
    10:40 am on February 9th, 2014

    I agree…..Paw and Order.

  11. Wolfie
    10:45 am on February 9th, 2014

    Plunderers, it is time for action!

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that Siber-H needs our help!

    Commander Rio, I propose that we instigate a mission to get Siber-H back into the world of Cyber Space.

    Private Wolfie here, prepared for blurring.

    Over and Out.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:59 am on February 9th, 2014

    Poor Fred 🙁 Everyone should read the facebookie posting on the right. He’s Chet without a Bernie.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:00 am on February 9th, 2014

    Is our avatar still hiding?

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:14 am on February 9th, 2014

    Yeah, I bet Chet could identify with Fred. How many times has he been distracted by a piece of bacon or a cheeto right in the middle of an important thought.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:15 am on February 9th, 2014

    Haven’t heard from The Howlers this morning. Hope all is OK over there.

  16. Macy the min-pin
    11:28 am on February 9th, 2014

    SURPLUS PROPERTY? Oh no they di-ent! And he is a Belgian whatchamacallit, like our dear BSD. A guy needs a little distraction to keep the job from becoming boring. Fred, don’t let them reprogram you.

    Staff, after seeing your description of the trip, it does not sound like something that would be good for you. The ceremonial start will be exciting, for sure, and paws are all crossed that the start will not be moved anyway. Apparently, this happened in 2003 as well.

  17. Macy the min-pin
    11:32 am on February 9th, 2014
  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:33 am on February 9th, 2014

    Wolfie!…If you would read late last nights posts you will know what your Mission is…grunt!

  19. Barb & Maggie
    11:35 am on February 9th, 2014

    Staff, Are you saying you may not go at all, or just not to Fairbanks?

    Macy, Those Belgian whatchamacallits are very talented. No only do they excel at police and military work, but they were in the majority at the water jumps we watched last week before Super Bowl. They did running dives of over 30 feet into the water. Maybe Fred would like to do that.

  20. Mollypop's Mom
    11:35 am on February 9th, 2014

    If the start moves to Fairbanks, I will stay behind and take care of Sadie. There’s so much in the trip already – the Musher’s Banquet, the ceremonial start, visiting Snowhook Kennels, eating seafood until I burst, and just being in beautiful Anchorage.

  21. Macy the min-pin
    11:36 am on February 9th, 2014

    oops that did not work. It is really cute, and on our Facebookie page.

    Melanie, hope you are comfy today.

    MPM, where are you?

  22. Macy the min-pin
    11:39 am on February 9th, 2014

    Well, I forgot the refresh, then read rule. Hi MPM! You are right, it is going to be an action packed trip no matter what.

    I think Staff was talking about Fairbanks. She is still in for the super-exciting Plunderfest.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    11:54 am on February 9th, 2014

    Pulnderfest 2014….Leave it to Macy to come up with a snappy title! Mom wants to do it all, assuming she can stay vertical for that long. MPM, how nice of you to volunteer to do “family care”, but Sadie will appreciate it.
    OK, got to go watch mom wash the bird room before the Olympics come on.

  24. dawson
    11:57 am on February 9th, 2014

    I don’t know what book that scene is from so I will go with the majority and say Paw and Order. Do I get a prize?

    If AJ picks a low number at the Musher’s banquet, I would like to go to Fairbanks.
    If not, I will be completely happy to sit with my friends and watch from a nice warm house. Actually it sounds as if no one is really into taking that trip to Fairbanks. I will keep praying for a snowstorm.
    Of course Mr&Mrs.Staff and I are still to Anchorage no matter what. Our airline tickets are unrefundable and the Snowhook doggies are waiting to meet us.

  25. Diane C.
    11:58 am on February 9th, 2014

    Hello All–I’m trying to catch up and follow the thread, starting to feel a bit like Chet myself. You all seem so familiar with Alaskan geography…
    I hope you’re all doing well and looking forward to a peaceful (and/or productive)Sunday…

  26. Barb & Maggie
    12:26 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Dawson, That is what we thought Staff meant, just wanted to make sure.

    Macy, we went to your mom’s F.B. page and watched that video. You are right, it was really good. For some reason Barb just got down on her bedroom floor and did some exercises!

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    12:57 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Hey folks – the Weather Chanel predicts snow in Anchorage for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Snow dancing our little paws off.
    “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow”

  28. Macy the min-pin
    1:17 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Corgis, make sure that you are directing your dances toward Alaska, or you will be up to your bellybuttons in more snow. (Do we have bellybuttons?)

    Diane, our familiarity with Alaskan geography comes from hours and hours of nailbiting watching of the Iditarod in years past. It is quite addictive, and mom is afraid that she will not be able to follow on her iPaw.

    Barb, keep your flippers behind your head when you do sit-ups!

  29. Herd of Hounds
    1:32 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Dawson, Macy’s Mom. CHobbit, Staff, MPM & ???: Old Fart and mom have a room at Pike’s if start moves. Like we said, mom doesn’t want to miss anything, so if the start is in Fairbanks, she’s ready 🙂

  30. Masquers
    1:48 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Okay. Here’s our take on things. Remember the big worry about the Supperbowl being snowed out and having to move Kat knows where? Well, that turned out okay and this will too (paws crossed for good measure). In this case snow will be the saving factor.
    LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW (in Alaska). ^..^

  31. Herd of Hounds
    2:01 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Masquers: For sure in ALASKA since Daddy Dawg and mom’s flights go through “Minnie and no place” and not SaeTac. Folks will get schedules to you in the next day or so. Too much “spring” cleaning for mom so she is going to veg for a couple of hours 🙂

  32. Masquers
    2:09 pm on February 9th, 2014

    HOH: SAY WHAT? Your flights NOT going through Sea-Tac? We thought it was the gateway to the Top of the World. How can this be happening!!! Gah.

  33. Herd of Hounds
    2:14 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Masquers: Originally we had a 9 hr. layover in Seattle and got into Anchorage at 3 a.m. AST (after leaving Chatt. @ 6am EST). Couldn’t tighten up layovers, so cancelled. Had a friend who is a travel agent re-do and Minnie and no place is now it. We’ll see you before too long, don’t worry.
    Dawson: Can you explain why mom is sitting in front of the tv screaming at men on skinny skis, running up hills? Has she lost her mind?

  34. BearSpiritDog
    2:19 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Hounds: M is Inconsolable…Send your Revised Schedule to BSD at: BearSpiritDogataoldotcom when you are able. Sob.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:56 pm on February 9th, 2014

    I for one knows why you would change this Very Unpleasant Schedule. It’s just that…a certain kat was looking so forward to meeting youse.
    Please…Everyone else please forward your itineraries ASAP.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    3:09 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Wow, north Ala., Ga. and s.e. TN are under a winter storm watch till Tues @ 1 PM. Is that exciting or what?

  37. Herd of Hounds
    3:21 pm on February 9th, 2014

    BSD: Your SDD… 🙂

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Frozen!…gah!…My friend just got home – she looked blue…sniff!…She was over at my other house rigging up a heat lamp in that garage. Course when she got there the garage door was wide open…yeesh!…This would have been a relatively easy operation but her mother went along too… grunt!…It was not pleasant.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:00 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Home!…The minute they got home her mother wanted to know when my friend was going to make a big pot o’ chili..sniff!…My friend huffled and puffled and said, “After I warm up dawg-dammit!”…grump!….So we are downstairs watching an old movie….heh!heh!

  40. BearSpiritDog
    4:02 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Got it…Thanks!!!

  41. BearSpiritDog
    4:04 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Beau, Rio and Friend: Sorry about the Weekend Interruptions. Try to take it easy the rest of the day.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    4:05 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Hmmm…Chili does sound Good.

  43. Macy the min-pin
    4:07 pm on February 9th, 2014

    BSD, mom’s flight goes through, of all places, Phoenix. When she went to bed one night it was going through Sea-Tac, and when she awoke the next day, Phoenix. Part of the merger between AA and US Air

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:11 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Maskers!…With all these wacky travel stop-over locations we are going to have our paws full…snort!

  45. Herd of Hounds
    4:15 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Macy our 2nd or 3rd travel incarnation did that too…wacky. We are now on version 7.0 and there is no Seattle 🙁 (Also no 9 hours in Seattle)

  46. Masquers
    4:20 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Macy: Oh, NO…another one side-stepping SeaTac!…all these mergers. damit.
    Riö: How true, how true. But somehow we will manage…with Beau’s help and pawfully Siber’s too. ^..^

  47. Staff
    4:22 pm on February 9th, 2014

    We only had one change (so far) and all it did was lessen our stop-over in Seattle. It is only 1.5 hours in Seatac but it makes me hope our flight out of Minneapolis is not delayed. Masquers, we are sending your the flight info…

    Oh yeah, we are coming to Alaska. We are hoping the restart is in Willow for sure.

    Nap time. Taught a Grandma and a 10 year old to make pillowcases to day. Now I am tired out.

  48. Staff
    4:32 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Commander Rio,
    A message has been sent, by snail, to Mr.Husky…sniff. We all miss him so much.

  49. Masquers
    4:38 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Riö: Ditto to what Staff said. sniff.

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Snail-Mail!….It is the only way to communicate with SiberH right now….grunt!…So everyone send a note and beg his Maw to get her butt in gear and buy that new computer…sniff!…What an ordeal. First he misses the Supper-Bowl (lucky him), now he is missing the Yukon Quest AND The Olymics…groan!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:41 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Maskers!….Beau will not be able to provide any technical help, but he can be praying non-stop for safe travels for all the Plunderers…snort!

  52. Masquers
    4:44 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Staff! Thank you for the SDD!

  53. Masquers
    4:47 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Riö: Beau’s help is much appreciated! Bear will be joining him in pawyers for the well-being of our team.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Announcers!….Is it just me or are the Olympic Announcers for the cross-country skiing events rabid?…snort!…I actually think these guys are going to lose their voices calling the race…gasp!…I also imagine Melanie’s over-excited weatherman sounding the same way…heh!heh!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Chili!….Well a big Pot O’ Chili is simmering on the stove…sniff!sniff!…It smells good! I am starvin’ marvin…grunt!…Did anyone even feed me today? I cannot remember it has been so long…wheeze!gurgle!

  56. BearSpiritDog
    5:16 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Rio: Chili! You have My Attention.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    5:23 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Howlers have not been here all day. This is most unusual for a Sunday and Egg Day. This is not good.

  58. B. Stover
    5:54 pm on February 9th, 2014

    “Howlers” think that there is too much “drama” on the blog.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    6:02 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Oh no, we love the Howlers.

  60. Herd of Hounds
    6:03 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Too many of our friends are missing today. Let them know we would like to hear from them to know they are o.k.

  61. O'Howlers
    6:08 pm on February 9th, 2014

    We are o.k. Bee is correct…we are annoyed by the drama/snit fits these days. But we did want you to know that Brent Sass is injured and had to be transported to Whitehorse. He had been in a head-to-head for the lead with Allen Moore.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    6:14 pm on February 9th, 2014

    O’Howlers: Thanks for the update on Brent Sass. We hope he will be okay.

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:15 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Sass!…Ohhhh Noooo!…sob!sob!sob!…We have been watching him the whole time…sob!

    Howlers!….bah!…You are the ones who were ccnfused about the whole name thing if I remember correctly…grunt!…Bother to read everything before you pull your own drama-queen moment…sniff!

  64. Wose
    6:15 pm on February 9th, 2014

    RIO! Chilli you say? I am on my way.

    It is snowing here in New York. There is so much snow here, it would be great if it could all be trucked to Alaska. I am sending my strongest prayers for a snowstorm for Alaska.

    I will be praying for our Traveling Plunderers as they make the journey to Alaska.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:16 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Information!….They sure did not give a lot of information about Brent Sass …sniff!…That is really a shame, dognabit!

  66. Masquers
    6:30 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Rose: Snow here too. This white stuff needs to go further north.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:31 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Tracking!….The GIS Tracker still shows Brent Sass out on the trail…grump!…Does this mean we can’t really trust the Tracker?

  68. Wose
    6:47 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Masquers, the weather reports are predicting a larger snow storm for Wednesday into Thursday. This all should be happening in Alaska.
    I do like the snow though, very scenic.

  69. Diane C.
    6:49 pm on February 9th, 2014

    O’H (or anyone)–Are you following this race in real time, and if so, where?

    Still feeling like Chet, threadwise, but thanks for the additional info. (Who is Fred?)

    Melanie? Are you OK?

  70. Herd of Hounds
    6:54 pm on February 9th, 2014

    T&G, Teddy RR, OH, Melanie and Wolfie, Boo Bear and a couple of others mom is too dumb to remember, we miss y’all.
    Wow, Did any one see the husky mix that won the Westminster Agility Trials?

  71. Herd of Hounds
    6:57 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Diane, Fred is a Belgium Malinois who appeared in the Chet facebookie page. It shows up daily on the right side of the2 Chet column. It is still available as we type.

  72. Tupper and Gilly
    6:58 pm on February 9th, 2014

    We just heard about this:–spt.html

    Maybe that is why Siber hasn’t been here – maybe the Husky Mix guy is a relative and he has been at Westminster cheering him on.

    Either that or Natasha has dognapped him to the Olympics.

  73. Herd of Hounds
    7:22 pm on February 9th, 2014

    oops, did we get the wrong mix in the mixed breed?

  74. BooBear
    8:04 pm on February 9th, 2014

    BooBear, here and accounted for. Mom always reads the blog but will not always let me on the computer to post. I did post last night to let all know Dad is doing better but it is going to be several months of treatment for this damn cancer. We always appreciate all good thoughts and prayers we receive from y’all.

    Both Mom and Dad are still bummed they aren’t getting to head North to Alaska for the big race but they have high hopes they will make it some year. AJ, you just have to keep on racing for several more years, ok?

    Hugs and purrs to all. And we shouldn’t worry about drama. That’s what happens with a family.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on February 9th, 2014

    BooBear!…Of course you posted last night and are not MIA…grunt!….I have no idea why some think you are missing. SiberH is Missing. The ones who misconstrue comments or do not read all of them cause issues for others…sniff!…I wouldn’t worry about Drama. That’s what keeps it interesting. If it’s not interesting to you then “so-long”…snort!

  76. BooBear
    8:28 pm on February 9th, 2014

    No, we do not want any one to say so long. We really enjoy all the different personalities and talents on this blog. That’s what makes us interesting.

  77. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Drama, schmama. More like a soap opera on occasion 🙂

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Leave!….I don’t want to see anyone leave either….Well, maybe Alice. She could leave…grunt!

    Costas!…Bob’s eye is still looking really bad these days…grunt!…I wander what happened to that guy…wuffle!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Skater!….That little 15 year old ice skater is one of my favorites….snort!…That girl can spin! I can’t wait to see her skate tonight…wheeze!

  80. Herd of Hounds
    8:40 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Maybe an infection under a contact lens (from that yellow Russian water?).

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Infection!…I don’t know what it is, but I would hate to see him lose his vision in that eye…wheeze!…He is still a great sports announcer. A staple at the Olympics…wuffle!

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    9:02 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Rio – Costa announced the first night that he had awoken with a swollen, red eye infection, hence not being able to wear contacts

  83. dawson
    9:03 pm on February 9th, 2014

    O’Howlers: That is too bad about Brent Sass. To be ahead all race and then have this happen so close to the finish. My theory is he was so sleepy he fell off the sled and injured himself.
    Our last Siberian team is good for the red lantern, I think.

    BooBear: I am still bummed that you aren’t coming to Alaska too, but the prayers will be sent for as long as it takes to kick that cancer off to the curb! For you and for Melanie.

    DianeC: then click on live tracking.

    It is going to snow in Alaska!

    go Snowhook!

  84. Herd of Hounds
    9:04 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Mom started spring cleaning today, silly savage. Now hurts head to toe 🙁 That mean lady is making us go to bed early!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Tupper!…Uhhmmmm. That really doesn’t tell me anything more than what I knew the first night he told everybody that story…grunt!…Oh, am I causing “drama”?…heh!heh!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Downhill!…yeeeep!…The downhill racers are exciting, but they make me want to chew the couch covers. Scary stuff!…yeeep!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Dawg!….Bodie Miller is coming up…yeeep!…He really scares me, but boy is he Exciting…gulp!gulp!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on February 9th, 2014


  89. Alice M. Johnson
    10:33 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Dear Rio, We know you are just jealous of Alice for her beautiful blonde fur and her lovely lush straight tail. No tiny little curly tails for her. We forgive you for your envy but maybe you should talk to Beau about it. I am sure there is something in the bible about envy somewhere…

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Alice!….Looks downright mean!…snort!…What is on her head?…grunt!

  91. Macy the min-pin
    11:32 pm on February 9th, 2014
  92. Tupper and Gilly
    11:45 pm on February 9th, 2014

    Awwwww – Thumper

  93. Diane C.
    8:27 am on February 10th, 2014

    HOH–Thanks for the information–I completely missed those little things up in the corner.

    T and G–Excellent footage–I will share with friends outside this blog.

    Dawson–Whoa! Thank you soo much! going to go watch now.

  94. Diane C.
    8:36 am on February 10th, 2014

    BooBear–How good to hear from you!

    Macy–As always, a thought by which to live (and with which to gain perspective).

    Thanks, all, for trying to keep me in the loop. See you tomorrow (actually, later today.)

  95. Wose
    8:37 am on February 10th, 2014

    Alice M. takes lovely photographs.

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