Chetspeak on Sunday

“Drop it,” Bernie said.

The dude wasn’t nearly as big as the other guy, had a face that reminded me of Prof at Valley College back home, our go-to buddy when it comes to tracking money that perps don’t want tracked. Prof was a smart man and had smart eyes. This dude was sort of like that, but younger, thinner, and maybe a little darker. He dropped the gun.

“Cleotis?” Bernie said.

The dude nodded.

Bernie lowered the shotgun. His eyes went back to normal. “What’s with you drug dealers?” he said. “Why does there always have to be this drama?”

“We’re all prisoners of one culture or another,” Cleotis said.


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90 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. B.Stover
    9:12 am on November 9th, 2014

    Being “prisoners of one culture or another” is a very existential statement…and probably true. Pondering.

    Good morning Chet and all.

  2. Wose-the Small and Meek
    9:21 am on November 9th, 2014


    HRH, B: I like that line *prisoners of one culture or another” too.

    Today’s GOOGLE Doodle celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. When I worked at Warner Bros., all the employees received a paperweight with a piece of the wall encased inside. I must go on a hunt through all my stuff to find it. It truly is one of the best gifts I have ever received.

    Happy Egg Day and a good day to all!

  3. Dawson
    9:41 am on November 9th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    Hooray for Chetspeak, egg day and weather conditions that are not conducive to a walk up a mountain. We will go for a walk on flatland.

    I am probably a prisoner…but of what, exactly…pondering…

  4. Diane C.
    9:47 am on November 9th, 2014

    Can Edgar be FOD?

    Greetings, all.

  5. Diane C.
    9:50 am on November 9th, 2014

    Yay! I’m off to help set up a fundraiser for the local Animal (sic) Assistance League, then split at Noon to open the library and stick around until closing. I’m sooo relieved that I can breathe through my nose today.
    Hmm…Cleotis’ remark gives a different spin to the term “ethnocentric”–I may use that in class. For now, I’m off, wishing you ALL the happiest of Egg Days.

  6. B.Stover
    9:51 am on November 9th, 2014

    Hi Rose. Today’s Google Doodle is fascinating. I didn’t realize that segments of the Berlin Wall had been distributed around the world.

    Rio: I watched the first episode of Gilmore Girls and really like it. I think that today is its final day On Demand and I hope I have time to watch the remaining four episodes. Did the latest episode of How To Get Away With Murder make any sense?

  7. O'Howlers
    9:55 am on November 9th, 2014

    Happy Egg Day! Existential? Does that mean we exist? If so, then we agree!
    Dawson, is it slippery there?
    We went for a hike yesterday. It was all up hill the first half, so we dragged the ‘rents up. The second half was steep downhills, so we dragged the, slip-sliding away, all the way down. What fun!
    Edgar is a great FOD. He looks like he knows this is his role.

  8. Diane C.
    10:12 am on November 9th, 2014

    Wose–There’s a chunk of the Berlin Wall in the employee eating area at Microsoft in WA. I touched it and was thrilled, but having a piece for keeps is really cool…
    There are several sections of the Wall in the US–find them by Googling Berlin Wall and US…
    Does anyone other than me remember when the Wall went up?

  9. Billy's Buddy
    10:23 am on November 9th, 2014

    Diane, I remember when the Wall went up.

    Edgar is a gorgeous FOD.

    Tomorrow it looks like we will receive not just six inches, but probably 12 inches of snow. I guess we are all prisoners, willing or not, of something. Tomorrow it will be the weather for me.

    Good morning All. Have a wonderful Chetspeak and egg and safe day.

  10. Diane C.
    10:36 am on November 9th, 2014

    O’H–Edgar says thanks for recognizing his true essence.
    Billy’s Buddy–Thanks to you, as well. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who remembers…
    Now I really am off.

  11. B.Stover
    10:37 am on November 9th, 2014

    Howlers: “Existential” (the philosophy of Sartre is called Existentialism) basically means that existence precedes essence. In other words, we are born a blank tablet and we take on character flaws and strengths based on our experiences (existence) in the world. Another philosophy that grew out of Existentialism is Absurdism (one of the best “absurdist” novels is The Stranger by Albert Camus) which basically states that we live in an indifferent world and that we make choices based on free will and that we are responsible for those choices.

    I’ll stop now.

  12. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:39 am on November 9th, 2014

    Good morning all and Happy Sunday. No eggs here, just toast with honey.

    Kim emailed and said the hens accepted Peaches and they all roosted together. I wonder if they remember her?

    Rose, that is a really cool memento. You should get it out and display it.

    We have a couple more yard cleanup things to do before the rain starts later today. I think we are supposed to get snow on Tuesday. Today it will get to almost 50 degrees.

  13. B.Stover
    10:43 am on November 9th, 2014

    Of course, being “prisoners of one culture or another” seems to suggest that we don’t have free will.

  14. O'Howlers
    10:48 am on November 9th, 2014

    Bee, you have us pondering. Pondering is not something that comes natural to huskies. Kudos to the Professor!

  15. B.Stover
    10:51 am on November 9th, 2014

    One of my favorite lines from The Stranger: “And for the first time, the first, I opened my heart to the tender indifference of the universe.” I’ve always wondered how indifference can be tender.

    Howlers, you’re making me laugh.

    I love Edgar’s tail.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    11:11 am on November 9th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! “Prisioners of one culture or another” reminds us of the song “Hotel California”. Can one sing along to the C&B books? Love the Chetspeak, got everyone thinking. Eggs all around here and
    sunny, if brisk.
    Edgar is a great FOD. We bet he pranced when told.
    BB, heck yes mom remembers the wall going up. 1962, was in the National Geographic School Bulletin (in black and white). Mom didn’t think it would ever come down.
    Those of y’all in the path of the snow/sleet rain, bundle up and be safe.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:14 am on November 9th, 2014

    BTW, we weren’t lazy this a.m. We’ve been having “server” issues in this madhouse…er, house.

  18. Tupper's Mama
    11:23 am on November 9th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    Edgar is a lovely FOD. He looks like a real cuddlepup.

    The discussion of Existentialism and Absurdism is more timely than any of you can imagine as we deal with my brother’s end of life. Guess I should mention that we cleaned out his apartment yesterday – the place that I have never set foot in in 20 years.

    It certainly gave all of us new insight into brother.

  19. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:56 am on November 9th, 2014

    Linda!…Check your SDD – quick like a crazy person!…snort!

  20. Herd of Hounds
    11:57 am on November 9th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, is brother a hoarder or just a messy bachelor?

  21. Tupper's Mama
    12:02 pm on November 9th, 2014


  22. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:05 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Items!…I am busy writing up descriptions for some Boutique and Auction Items…snort!…I realized I forgot to put the Size on the descriptions I sent out a few days ago on this here blog….grunt!…So if size will help describe your item please add it to the Item Description you send to Luna at Snowhook…snort!


    Offered By:



    Opening Bid:

    Minimum Bid Increment:

  23. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:11 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Linda!…I need more Intel, check again!…snort!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:12 pm on November 9th, 2014


  25. Herd of Hounds
    12:14 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Test failure

  26. Thieves!
    12:22 pm on November 9th, 2014

    We weren’t sure who’s dawn we wanted to begin distracting, our dawn or Rio’s dawn. We decided to be safe than sorry. Blurring to Rio’s house at the Storyteller’s dawn was a great distraction for all involved. We now know how Spence felt when Rio’s Friend wagged her finger at him. The more we wagged our tails, the more Friend wagged her finger.

    For the record, Mother Jail does not offer pie.

  27. Staff
    12:30 pm on November 9th, 2014

    I’m workign on mine also Rio. Heh. Size will be entered as you request.

  28. Siber-H
    12:45 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Happy Chetspeak Day Everyone

    Edgar, Congratulations on being our new FOD

  29. BearSpiritDog
    12:47 pm on November 9th, 2014

    One More Week!! Someone Here had better get hopping!

    Hi to Edgar, FOD.

  30. Tupper's Mama
    12:48 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Bee – grammatical question for you, or anyone else who knows. Which is correct:

    John Smith, WHO you know from college….
    John Smith, WHOM you know from college….

    I am using WHO, but it doesn’t sound right. But then again, neither does WHOM.

    sigh…should have paid more attention in the English class all those years ago.

  31. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:10 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Edgar makes a great FOD, if we didn’t mention that previously.

    T & G, If you feel like it, can you share a couple of unusual finds in your brother’s place?

    Wish we had some cabbage rolls for dinner. Instead we are having a little steak, butternut squash and one of the last beets from the garden. Couple more days and they will be frozen in.

    Does anyone here read any Sandra Brown? We are reading Low Pressure, which was purchased from the library for .50. It has a little bit too much graphic physical content for our liking, but the mystery part is good. Thru 430 pages out of 500 and still don’t know who dunit.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    1:11 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: We Here have been wanting to Ask HR B that very Same Question for sometime now, but Keep Forgetting.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    1:17 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: That is the one thing we Don’t Like about Sandra Brown’s novels and because of it, probably will not read another.

  34. AbbietheKitty
    1:21 pm on November 9th, 2014

    I have been thinking seriously about our Friend of the Day and I think we should call it Friend Of Our Day. Or FOOD. It just seems to be on my mind.


  35. Tupper's Mama
    1:25 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Abbie – you silly kitty

  36. Staff
    1:30 pm on November 9th, 2014

    We have had lots of fun at the Truck Stop but now it is time to get back on the Bootie Road
    We have 100 dollars that are available to be matched and I certainly do not want them to be wasted. Right now we are at 845.00 bootie dollars promised. That is over half way and if we get that 100 dollars matched we will be 2/3rds of the way to a match.
    Also, somewhere on the road to matching that 100 dollars we will give out the next prize from Golinka! I will put that picture in the next post.

    I wonder if we have any loose change shaking around there in someones treaty fund. If so I know where it would do some good.

    How to donate to Snowhook

    On the Chetthedog blog…To donate to checkpoints, you notify Dawson at snowhookcheckpoints at

    To donate to the Shake your bootie campaign you notify Staff at snowhookshakeyourbootie at

    When you donate, first you let Dawson or Staff know your donation amount so we can note it on our tally sheets. Then we will know when we reach our goals. Next you send the money directly to Snowhook, by check or paypal.

    Donations should be sent to:
    Justin & Rebecca Savidis
    P.O. Box 1179
    Willow, Alaska 99688

    More information about Snowhook can be found at their blog:
    or by searching for Snowhook Kennel on Facebook and also by directly emailing the team at: snowhookkennel at gee male dot com

  37. Masquers
    1:31 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Abbie: BSD would agree!

    Tupper’s Mama: Whom sounds right to moi.

  38. Staff
    1:33 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Howling Wolf necklace Next prize available on the bootie road

  39. Staff
    1:34 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Dawson, Are all the checkpoints funded?

  40. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:43 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Booties!…Checkpoints!…gasp!…We need to get these important things funded…snort!…Staff has gotten the ball rolling again – good job Staffie!…chuffle!

    Sneak-peek!…Of some Cookies!….Yeeeep!

  41. Siber-H
    1:58 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Rio, Ship me a few cookies. They need to go through a taste test.

  42. c.hobbit
    2:03 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Good Day everyone. The kittens are eating me out of house and home. Almost as bad as when Rio was at the Hobbit Hotel. Heh. I am guessing that the mama cats are weaning them so they are hungry critters who I am feeding 3x/day.

    Rio: cookies look delish. I will be ordering for sure (maybe multiples).

    Anchorage missed most of the Bering Sea storm but a wind came through last night and blew more leaves off my one tree that had not yet shed its leaves. This is good because I want to rake them up before the snow flies (which is also overdue).

  43. Billy's Buddy
    2:11 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Rio: I will order some of those cookies. Yum!!!

  44. B.Stover
    2:20 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: It should be whom. Switch the sentence around and use “him” as a test: “You know him from college.” You wouldn’t say you know he from college. (Whom and him are both in the objective case–objects of the sentence and “you” is the subject in your sentence. “He” is subjective case–subject of the sentence.) The easiest thing to do when one isn’t sure is to change the sentence completely: “You know John Smith from college. He…..”

  45. Herd of Hounds
    2:25 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Mom is as mad asa a wet hen (sorry Fern and Peaches). Blondie found a weak spot in the fence and went under it. Peeps didn’t know until the neighbor called. Found the lil idiot standing in the road barking at cars. Got her home so she could show the peeps where the breech was, and she did, just the DDD didn’t catch her in time so mom spent an hour driving through the 63 acre gully and neighborhood looking and calling. Blondie wandered back by the housse with her tongue dreagging on the ground. Mom grabbed her and incarcerated her. The peeps repaired the fence then let the miscreant out. Sure enough, she ran to the break but was thwarted. Success! Now time for a nap.

  46. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:40 pm on November 9th, 2014

    BSD, So I am assuming all of Brown’s books have those explicit love scenes? I would rather it be implied and just leave out the details.

    We agree, the cookies look mighty good.

    Barb is getting the urge to start holiday decorating. Must control her for at least another week or two.

  47. Staff
    2:42 pm on November 9th, 2014

    It would be nice if you guys could see if I sent you a message. I sent it out to a special few. snicker. Please do not feel sad if you did not get a SDD.

  48. BearSpiritDog
    3:39 pm on November 9th, 2014
  49. Tupper's Mama
    3:42 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Thank you Professor Bee. I will keep that guiding rule close to my heart forever. It’s good to have a mnemonic when one’s brain is at its capacity.*

    *get it? 😉

  50. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:45 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Dough!…The dough for the More Hamburger Than Cabbage Rolls is on the rise…snort!….Meanwhile I am still filling out Item Descriptions and mailing them off to Snowhook so I won’t be a late Pug…grunt!

  51. BearSpiritDog
    3:58 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: Only read one of her books, but that was One Too Many for us. Why ruin a good story with extensive graphic detail?

    Beautiful Necklace!! Yummy Looking Cookies!! Can’t Wait for the 2014 Auction and Holiday Boutique!!!

  52. B.Stover
    4:11 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: Mnemonic (love that word) derived from the Greek for “mindful” and brain being at it’s capacity. Excellent!

  53. Herd of Hounds
    4:12 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Rio, item deadline to Snowhook?

  54. Dawson
    4:15 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Checkpoint Update

    There are only 2 checkpoints that are not funded. The Takotna checkpoint for Equines and the Grayling checkpoint for MacyMinPin and small dogs.

    Speaking of horses and small dogs, Lady is the name of the new horse being picked up today by d i l and Edgar makes a fine friend of the day!

    HOH: It is poring rain here and I will take a nap before going to meet Lady. I hope.

    I remember the Berlin Wall going up and what happened to many of those who tried to get over it from the East to the West.

    Tupper’s Mama: Y’all must have worked your tushes off to get brother’s house cleaned out in one day.

  55. B.Stover
    4:21 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Tonight on Masterpiece Contemporary is Turks & Caicos, the second episode of the Worricker trilogy. I love Bill Nighy who plays Worricker.

  56. Tupper's Mama
    5:27 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Has anyone else tried “Pie in the Sky” the English murder mystery with the gourmet chef/policeman? We are enjoying the heck out of it.
    Not quite as good as Midsomer Murders – but we enjoy it as much as Rosemary and Thyme or Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

    And Dawson – yes, it was an exhausting, dirty and difficult day. Many muscles are on strike today, demanding better working conditions.

  57. Diane C.
    5:30 pm on November 9th, 2014

    B. Stover–The Sartre is funnier if you translate it “Existence precedes gas” (makes Le Malentendu even more of a laff riot). (Yes, being silly…)

  58. Staff
    5:30 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Oh yeah. I said I was working in my words for the auction so I had better get back to it.


    Thanks Sharon!

  59. Diane C.
    5:36 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama–You are the queen of sisters, and I’ll bet your brain is nowhere near capacity. (Mine, on the other hand, left that point about three exits back, and it’s proved strangely liberating…)
    Discussion of who and whom enlightening and stimulating

  60. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:50 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Staff, glad you found what you were looking for. We were of no help, sorry to say.

  61. C.hobbiti
    5:55 pm on November 9th, 2014

    AbbieTheKitty: you are beautiful…and fluffy. I am trying to fluff up my mama cats as they are thin from nursing.

    Bee: that was a useful grammar tip.

    I remember how exciting it was when the Berlin Wall came down. Too many people lost their lives trying to escape. Sad. I wish I had bought a little piece of it. JCP were selling pieces at the time. I was probably broke or objected to the commercialism which is why I didn’t buy one

  62. O'Howlers
    5:58 pm on November 9th, 2014

    The ‘rents are home, 23 bike-riding miles later. Mom is enjoying her first pumpkin ale of the season. Hurray!

  63. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:06 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Howlers!…23 miles! I think she deserves a couple of Ales…heh!heh!

    Dawson!…Check it out!…sneeze!

  64. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:19 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Day!…My friends says it is time for a Strengthening Cocktail…snort!….I must say I have to agree with her. She has been busy!busy!busy! all day long while I sat and watched or slept and watched…heh!

  65. C.hobbiti
    6:21 pm on November 9th, 2014

    My comment at 5:55 is in moderation and I can’t figure out why

  66. B.Stover
    6:24 pm on November 9th, 2014

    I’ve seen the first episode of Pie in the Sky and enjoyed it.

  67. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:32 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Stover!…I’m so glad you like Gilmore Girls!…snort!

  68. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:46 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Howlers, I think your mom deserves a pumpkin ale. She should be very proud of herself!

  69. Masquers
    6:47 pm on November 9th, 2014

    CHobbiti: Please check your SDD.

  70. Martha
    7:39 pm on November 9th, 2014

    I have been watching Anzac Girls on Acorn. It is about Australian and New Zealand nurses in WWI. Fascinating how things have changed. Just recently I saw a piece on CBS news about how the U.K. Was observing the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Then I realized that my Grandfather fought in France in WWI. I knew my Grandfather. I had a moment of feeling old.

  71. Herd of Hounds
    7:43 pm on November 9th, 2014

    CHobbit, your 5:55 comment is up and like you, don’t see why the moderation.

  72. O'Howlers
    7:44 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Mom says that pumpkin ale was yummy, but it went to her head fast. She will be falling asleep soon, so she asked us to say nighty night.

  73. Diane C.
    7:59 pm on November 9th, 2014

    HOH–Be nice to your Mom–the whole Blondie saga sounds exhausting and she’s earned a lovely evening. Perhaps with a S.C. (or two or several).

  74. Herd of Hounds
    8:15 pm on November 9th, 2014

    DianeC, you are a perceptive and sympathetic soul.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    8:19 pm on November 9th, 2014

    C.Hobbit: We, too, are Clueless about the 5:55 Moderation.

  76. Dawson
    9:01 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Checkpoint Update

    Attention to all Plunderers! Beau the Pug won really big at craps and donated enormously big bucks to the 2 remaining checkpoints. That along with a donation from Elliot the Massage Cat has put us over the top and I am estatic to announce that all checkpoints are fully funded!

    That’s right! The amazing Plunderers, Lurkers, newbees Martha and Trisha from the UK have all combined to reach our goal of fully funding all 25 checkpoints for our favorite Iditarod team, Snowhook Kennels!

    Thank you to all of us who have the Iditarod race on our minds and to Spencer Quinn and Chet the Dog who let us use his space for accomplishing this huge goal.

    Ahrooooooo Yip,yip! Whinny, Snort!
    Go Snowhook! Go Chet the Dog Blog!

  77. BearSpiritDog
    9:06 pm on November 9th, 2014

    WoooHooo!!! GO SNOWHOOK 2015!!!

  78. Masquers
    9:08 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Hurray for Chet the Dog Blog!!!

  79. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Wow!….Wow!Wow!Wow!…Beau won at craps?…grunt!

  80. Siber-H
    9:39 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Fantastic news about the checkpoints!!

    Martha, A picture of your grandfather in his uniform was posted on the blog several years ago.

  81. Herd of Hounds
    9:41 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Plunderers rock. Go Snowhook.

  82. Gilly
    9:56 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Why are we not surprised that when it comes to crap, Beau is the Top Dog?

    Arooo, and woohoo for Beau the Wonderous Pug and for all the Plunderers near and far!

  83. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Stover!…We just finished watching the last of the 5 episodes of Gilmore Girls ….whew!….They will not be offered after today if you can believe the deadline date…grunt!…I sure hope like heck they offer up another seasons’ worth. It is such a good show and I am so enjoying seeing it again…heh!

  84. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Beau!…Shhhhhh! He thinks his Crap Money is going into savings to get the Beaus-Mobile out of the mechanics garage…grunt!…All youse big mouths out there…yeesh!

  85. Staff
    10:08 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Yip Yip Yippeee!

    That Beau is the King of Carpola!

  86. BearSpiritDog
    10:12 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Beau: You’re the Dog!

  87. Thieves!
    10:20 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Quick! Someone toss a strengthening cocktail on our Lady! She passed out when she heard the latest checkpoint news! Thank you to each of youse who scrimped and saved in the name of Snowhook. Sniff.

  88. Herd of Hounds
    10:20 pm on November 9th, 2014

    On the good news, we will say nighty night.

  89. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Crash!…Car crash just a few houses down from us on my street!…yeeep!…A car came around the corner and smashed into a parked truck. The car over-turned and the guy was able to walk away…grunt!…But lots of flashing lights and fire trucks and what-nots…sneeze!

  90. Staff
    11:12 pm on November 9th, 2014

    Good night Chet

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