Chetspeak on Sunday

We rounded a curve and spotted some dudes in orange jump suits picking up trash by the road side, a sheriff’s van idling behind them, yellow light flashing. Bernie eased off the gas. We’d put a lot of perps into orange jump suits and you never knew when you’d bump into an old pal.

“Hey,” Bernie said. “Isn’t that Frenchie Boutette?”

The little roly-poly dude at the end, poking at a scrap of paper, missing, taking a short break? He glanced our way, recognized the car, easy to tell from how his eyebrows shot up. Yes, Frenchie for sure. We pulled over.

“Frenchie! How’s it going?”

Frenchie looked at Bernie, then at me, and backed away.

“Don’t be shy,” Bernie said. “We’re not going to bite you.”

“Think I’m fallin’ for that line again?” Frenchie said.



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60 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Howlers
    8:18 am on April 26th, 2015

    Hah hah! Think I’m falling for that line again? Kills us every time. And, it is from our very favorite C&B book. Thanks, Chet.
    Good morning, and Happy Egg Day! Did we read correctly: Dawson was zip-lining? Wowzer! Now, that sounds fun (and scary)!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 am on April 26th, 2015

    We are cracking up here! Egg day and Chetspeak, Wowser! Glad that Dan the Man has a home to go to. The girls of the Herd would have welcomed him. Dawson on a zipline? Ha,ha, ha! WE are ROFL.

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:33 am on April 26th, 2015

    We can just picture that screen. Love it.

    Morning Howlers. Anyone have sore muscles after yesterday’s adventure?

    Dawson said she was zip-lining, but then she said it was at a children’s amusement park, so maybe it was somewhat toned down. Josh and Jess have done it and it looked pretty scary to me.

    Thanks for the link to Rosie Gray, Rio. It was fun to see her in a live interview. She is very well spoken and very professional, not to mention very attractive. Peter and Diana must be proud.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    8:33 am on April 26th, 2015

    Oh and Kat, we are so proud of you and the scooter 🙂

  5. dawson
    9:20 am on April 26th, 2015

    Thanks for the Chetspeak on this Eggday.

    Happy belated birthday to Ben. Thanks for the link to the Rosie Gray interview. She is, indeed, a young woman that must make her parents proud. Putin, on the other paw…

    Zip-line! This was a kid’s zip-line so not scary at all. If those 7 year olds can handle it, so can I.

    Conan: I’ll stop in briefly to give you some ear scritches and tummies. Touch therapy for the both of us.

    Last full day in Bellingham. Tomorrow I catch a bus across the border, stay in a hotel for the night and then head north on the next day to a hopefully snowless landcape and home.

  6. Howlers
    9:38 am on April 26th, 2015

    No sore muscles here, Amigo. The ‘rents are taking their bikes up to Jim Thorpe, in the Poconoes, where they will board a steam train to White Haven, and then bike down the Lehigh Gorge Trail back to Jim Thorpe. Fun!

  7. B.Stover
    9:38 am on April 26th, 2015

    Good morning Chet and all.

  8. Wose-the small and meek
    10:07 am on April 26th, 2015


    Awesome: You rock! Even if it was only a kiddie zip line. Mocking me about the Red Sox and Yankees, eh?

    Siber Mom, I think the last Subway Series Game may conflict with “The Pride of the Yankees” and since we still use 20th century technology here, I will have to sacrifice the game to watch the movie. It is one of my faves.

    RIO! We here love Kevin Spacey too! Speaking for myself, but I think Grizz would agree my top 3 favorite movies of Kevin’s are (in no particular order): “American Beauty,” “L.A. Confidential,” and “The Usual Suspects”.

    Teddy, I am so happy you are reunited with your gal, Zeta. The picture made me tear up a bit. sniff

  9. Wose-the small and meek
    10:10 am on April 26th, 2015

    Siber Mom, I can watch “The Pride of the Yankees” and not worry about tonight’s game. The last game of the Subway Series starts at 8pm. I will be getting ready for bed…

    And thanks for the heads up on the movie!

  10. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:22 am on April 26th, 2015

    If you guys are talking about Happy Birthday to our Ben, it isn’t belated. His b-day is Cinco de Mayo, 5/5, Jack’s is 5/4/ and Maggie’s in 5/7. Maggie and Jack will both be 6 and Ben 9.

    Have fun on that bike ride. How many miles is it?

  11. BearSpiritDog
    10:28 am on April 26th, 2015

    Dawson, You are very Brave doing the Ziplining…Kiddie version or not.

    Rio: House of Cards…Evil in Government personified by one of our Favorite Actors…Kevin Spacey.
    We Love the Show, but are one season behind.

    O’Howler’s ‘rents: Have Fun on your Big Biking Adventure today.

    Wose: Enjoy your Movie!

    Good Morning and Happy Egg Day to Everyone Else.

  12. Pookey
    11:06 am on April 26th, 2015

    Wow! So many b-days! Mine is cinco de mayo too! Ain’t that grand?

  13. Pookey
    11:08 am on April 26th, 2015

    BTW, I will be 8 and a tri-paw

  14. Herd of Hounds
    12:07 pm on April 26th, 2015

    No Pookey, you will be 9, which is more than 2 and still a tri paw.

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    12:40 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Happy Egg Day everyone!
    The weather is driving us crazy here. One day sunny, the next bitterly cold and grey. Someday, the spring will come. Maybe.

    Dawson – you are the definition of Awesome.

    We are off to a yard sale. Why do we need to go – no idea. But the place holding it always has stuff we just can’t live without. So – wish us luck.

  16. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:52 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Oh T & G, that sounds like fun.
    We here have a grand day, sunny and warm, getting better each day of the week. Waiting for Josh and the kids to come over. Josh is going to do some heavy lifting for me and install new light fixtures for the dining area and kitchen. We are cutting grass for the third time this season.

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    2:24 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Cutting grass for the THIRD time? booo hooo hooooo…..

    Yard sale was fun, but we didn’t buy anything. The guy bought a whole estate of Asian statues and art. He says it is selling like hotakes.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    2:46 pm on April 26th, 2015

    We would rather have hot cakes!

  19. dawson
    4:07 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Wose: I knew that you would never give up on your Yankees but Zoe’s comment about you switching to the Red Sox team made me bust out laughing. As if any hard-core Yankees fan would ever consider doing that. And visa- versa.

  20. Siber's Mom
    4:33 pm on April 26th, 2015

    You see more Boston Red Sox bumper stickers on cars in my area than any other team….strange.

    It has been raining and raining all day here. I am not used to this. I want to hibernate and go to sleep.

  21. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    5:26 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Wose, count me in for Kevin Spacey in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!

  22. Herd of Hounds
    6:30 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Hibernate and go to sleep? Our paws are in the air for that!

  23. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:48 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Our personal favorite was Beyond the Seas, with Kevin Spacey starting as Bobby Darin. I think he did the actual singing, too.

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:50 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Usual!…Suspects!…snort!…That was the first movie that made my friend stand up and notice actor Kevin Spacey…heh!…Since then she has seen everything he has been in…wheeze!…And met him in person several times in London at the Ole Vic Theater…gasp!…What a time in her life. I was not around then dammit!…grunt!…I must dig up some of the old photos and scan them and then digitalize them and then maybe post them….guffle!

  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:51 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Barb!…He did do all the singing himself. He is an amazing singer…snort!…Mac the Newf is a favorite of ours…heh!heh!

  26. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:54 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Supper!…Is a’cooking…snort!…I smell her kick-ass hot green chili meatloaf in the oven…gasp!…I need a tums before I even get started….wheeze!

    Rain!….Luckily it is raining outside and so there will be no commencing of exercise tonight…Dawg!…How grand is that?…heh!

  27. Wose-the small and meek
    7:02 pm on April 26th, 2015

    RIO! Be still my beating heart! I did not know your friend met Kevin Spacey in the flesh! I am quite jealous. And yes, he is an amazing singer and actor. He won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “The Usual Suspects” and the Best Actor Oscar for “American Beauty”.

    MPop’s Mom, He was good in that movie as well. He is good in every movie he is in.

  28. Alice M. Johnson
    7:12 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Dawson has her own Ben. Named after Mom/Maggie’s father.

  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on April 26th, 2015

    MollysMaw!…We are catching up on American Idol – somehow we missed the show entirely last week…gah…I guess we were so sad over our favorite being sent home we just forgot to watch..sniff! …That wacky Cook girl was the best and still is.

  30. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:20 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Alice, is that the Ben they were wishing happy birthday? We were confused. We had mentioned our Ben’s birthday the other day, too.

  31. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:22 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Rio, about American Idol, I wonder if Quentin got the least votes and sent off because of how rude and disrespectful he was to the judges. Particularly Harry.

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Quentin!…That outburst on live tv shocked both me and my friend…snort!…We wondered at the time whether his time was over because of that immature reaction to the whole process…sniff!…There is only one Winner. But there is also fame and fortune for most of the others that make the best of it and work it to their advantage….grunt!

  33. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:45 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Quentin had a chance to be on the Idol tour and his big mouth blew it.

  34. Alice M. Johnson
    8:14 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Barb, Maggie and Lucy

    I am fairly sure that Dawson’s Ben is the Ben Dawson was talking about.

    Hmmmm. Maybe BStover can rephrase that sentence. It feels lumpy.

  35. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:17 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Alice, I am fairly sure I know that about which you are talking. hee hee

  36. Howlers
    8:30 pm on April 26th, 2015

    The wayward ones are finally back home. After they finally fed the horses and dogs (those horses are always first), they each took warm baths with salts. Heh Heh!
    The Ben we wished Happy Birthday was the Ben Admin wished Happy Birthday to on yesterday’s post.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on April 26th, 2015

    MollysMaw!…Well we did go walk in the misty mist and all of us got wet!…grump!…So now we are back and going to continue watching Idol and Queintin gone!Boy!Gone!….grunt!…I miss Joey Cook so badly…sniffle!

  38. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    8:38 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Lovely, two wet dogs to cuddle up with to watch tv.

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:38 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Wet!…Can anyone guess what wet pugs smell like?….sniff!

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Smelly! ….Feet with a strong hint of tabasco sauce…snort!

  41. Martha
    8:44 pm on April 26th, 2015

    What I like about Kevin Spacey is that he seems to be a regular guy.
    April break finishes up today. I have set both my alarm and the coffee pot for six in the morning. Tomorrow’s topic: What is a statistical question?

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Idol!…Wow! They did not even give that Quentin one moment at the mike when he finished singing…yeeep!….Not taking any chances on another outburst I guess…wheeze! …That is really too bad for him. I do agree with Harry though. He has been given an amazing opportunity and to come so far and blow it with an emotional outburst is just not the stuff winners are made of on that show anyways…sniff!…Plus Rayvon out sung him anyways….snort!

  43. Darah Thea
    9:01 pm on April 26th, 2015

    We Newfs have feet that smell like fritos when wet!

  44. dawson
    9:02 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Barb, Maggie, Lucy, Staff, and all: I was wishing a happy belated birthday to Admin’s Ben. My Ben does not read the blog so therefore…

  45. dawson
    9:07 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Martha: I am grateful that I do not have to get up at 6 in the morning to either ask or answer that question.

    Rio: I like the smell of tabasco, but smelly feet not at all.

    I am missing Idol in the land of no tv.

  46. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Dawson…..NO, no so therefores. That is up to Bernie

  47. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:12 pm on April 26th, 2015

    I see that there are several Bens and therefore confusing. Our Ben does not read the blog either, but we wish a happy birthday to all of them.

    Night all. We are tired and heading to bed after Secrets and Lies.

  48. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on April 26th, 2015

    barb!…My goodness! You are telling lies about secrets and then able to sleep soundly? …wheeze!…What would Mizz Julia say?…grunt!…Regarding Miss Julia, we here are absolutely in love with her, so whoever suggested that book first on this here online book club has our undying gratitude…snorkel!

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Julia!…The first book I realized this is a woman who has not been able to think her own mind for a very very long time…snuffle!…So I totally understood her “taking” what that preacher guy was shoving down her throat…heh!…I knew she would do the courageous thing and she did….chuffle!clap!clap!clap!…I will be reading more of Miss Julia’s adventures for sure!…heh!heh!

  50. Herd of Hounds
    9:40 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Miss Julia was recommended by ALR.

  51. Herd of Hounds
    10:07 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Pucker up for a slobbery dog kiss!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    10:08 pm on April 26th, 2015

    P.S. We are really enjoying Miss Julia.

  53. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Simple!…A short sweet simple statement of fact from a crazy person? …snort!…How different is that for a change…grunt!

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Kiss!…You are not getting shit from me. Just go away please…sniff!

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on April 26th, 2015

    AlR!…If it was you indeed who steered me and others to the Miss Julia books, I am deeply grateful..snort!…She is an amazing women and we here do love how she prevailed in the first story. I do hear she is in many more stories…heh!…She is an absolute gem of a break between the other serious stories my friend is drawn to more often than not…snuffle!sniff!…If I had glasses they would be at the end of my nose right now, just like lil Wesley Loyde Springers glasses…heh!

  56. dawson
    10:45 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Rude! I’m outta here too.

  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Dawson!…Me too, but not because you are Rude…heh!…Just fed up with stupidity….grunt!

  58. Alice M. Johnson
    11:37 pm on April 26th, 2015

    Ithink I will go annoy Staff until she feeds me. Hope the blog lightens up tomorrow.

    Goodnight all

  59. BooBear
    12:34 am on April 27th, 2015

    Children! Children! We must all accept each other as we are!

    Now…drum roll, please……Mom had to kill her first snake today! A copperhead, about18-20 inches long. Her first thought was to shew it into the woods, but she has outside cats and did not want to chance one of them finding it and getting snake bit. So, she cowboyed up and got the ax. This life as a single person gets weirder and weirder.

  60. Howlers
    5:57 am on April 27th, 2015

    OMD! Karen, you the woman! Our momma is hiding under her covers just thinking about that copperhead.

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