Chetspeak on Sunday: Proust, High Finance, Tequila

Prof’s voice sounded through the speakers. “Hi, Bernie. I’ve been meaning to call you.”

“What about?”

“That router company I recommended in March,” Prof said. “Had a nice run-up but now it’s time to cash out and take your profits.”

“Uh,” Bernie said, “I never pulled the trigger on that.”

“No? Next you’ll be telling me you took a flyer on that tequila start-up instead.”

Bernie said nothing. The tequila start-up? Something about making tequila from this special weed that grew on landfills? I kind of remembered a woman from the company coming over to the house and giving Bernie a taste.

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink,” Prof said, which couldn’t be truer in my experience. Horses were prima donnas and making them do just about anything was impossible. “Any point in giving you another tip, Bernie?”

“Not at the moment,” Bernie said. “How’s your math?”

“Adequate for my purposes,” said Prof.

“I’ve got a bunch of equations here – mind taking a look at them?”

“They don’t teach math at West Point?”

“They do,” Bernie said, “but I don’t seem to have retained it.”

“That’s because your life is overbalanced into the physical world. Proust hardly ever left his cork-lined bedroom.”

Sounded pretty suspicious to me. I made what Bernie calls a mental note. Proust: possible perp, an orange jump suit most likely in his future.

from The Sound and the Furry.

 

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113 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday: Proust, High Finance, Tequila”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 am on November 10th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Chetspeak, Egg Day, it doesn’t get much better!
    If you have sunshine, have a sunny Sunday, we will :)

  2. Melanie
    9:03 am on November 10th, 2013

    I love Chetspeak. I usually have to do some research on the innertube.

    Proust was considered sickly. Maybe that’s why he had cork lined walls. Or he might have drunk a lot of wine and decided to decorate with the corks. Or maybe he lived in a noisy place.

    Anyhoo, there was a mathematician who also lived in the physical world. Her name was Hedy Lamarr. Cool.

    This morning is Sunday Jammie Morning. I might get ready for the world after lunch.

  3. O'Howlers
    9:07 am on November 10th, 2013

    Good morning, and Happy Egg Day. This morning, we all had 6-minute eggs.
    We think Proust used the cork walls to post his to-do lists. He must have had an awful lot to do if he never went outside.

  4. Melanie
    9:07 am on November 10th, 2013

    Whoops! Good Morning to all.

    An East Coast Plunderer Get Together sounds Grand to me.

    Spring, huh? I know that I will be turning six decades. Party of Plunderers?

    Riö, do you think your friend would let you take the train?

  5. Melanie
    9:47 am on November 10th, 2013

    Oh, my brother and sister-in-law gave us shallots. I know I’ve seen them in recipes. Does anyone have a well loved shallot recipe?

    Listening to Sunday Baroque and reading. Might doze a bit.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:51 am on November 10th, 2013

    I remember that Melanie is having a big b-day next year. Learned that from reading her dad’s book about raising puppies.

    Good morning all and Happy Egg Day. Sunny and cold here today. Maybe a few snow flakes tomorrow, up to 1″ expected.

  7. Princess Sam
    10:01 am on November 10th, 2013

    Amtrak is in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. You could pass through here and pick us up. We’ll continue on East with you.

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    10:04 am on November 10th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    Yesterday was the Veteran’s Breakfast and ceremonies. Tonight is the Veterans’ Dinner and ceremonies. Tomorrow morning is the Veterans’ Parade and ceremonies. Lots of activities.

    Yesterday, one if the people who ALWAYS shows up didn’t. This woman served in Korea, and lost her husband and only son in combat. She is a dear lady, and is “mom” to many of the local veterans. When she wasn’t there for the breakfast, inquiries were made. It was found that she was in the hospital recovering from pneumonia. After checking with the hospital to make sure it was ok, the VFW Color Guard left the breakfast, and went to the hospital in full uniform, and in full formation, and marched into her room and led a chorus of nurses and mobile patients in singing “America the Beautiful”.
    Not too many dry eyes around here.

  9. B. Stover
    10:08 am on November 10th, 2013

    I’m laughing. Proust in an orange jumpsuit…. He had severe asthma since childhood and only became a recluse after his parents died (father in 1903, and mother in 1905). He lived in an apartment on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. In Search of Lost Time (which I think a better title than Scott-Moncrieff’s translation of Remembrance of Things Past) is a fascinating concept. Actually I think we all do it.

    Good morning Chet and all.

  10. Melanie
    10:10 am on November 10th, 2013

    That was a lovely thing to do for her. Sniff.

    The Raven and my sister took my Aunt to the opening of the Women in Military Service For Americal Memorial. The young women in the different services saluted my Aunt Marty and thank her for her service.

    Sniff

  11. B. Stover
    10:13 am on November 10th, 2013

    What a wonderful thing for the VFW Color Guard to do. I can imagine her reaction.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:16 am on November 10th, 2013

    Is your sister named for Aunt Marty?
    We grow and use shallots, but do not have recipes for them. They are like a mild onion and we just use them in place of onions in salads or side dishes.

    T & G, that is a touching story.

  13. B. Stover
    10:18 am on November 10th, 2013

    There are Amtrak lines in Ann Arbor and Dearborn but I’ll probably still be in Florida. It depends on timing.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:43 am on November 10th, 2013

    So sad, the news coming from the Philippines. Perhaps the deadliest storm in world history. 96 million people live there and there is total devastation.

  15. O'Howlers
    10:53 am on November 10th, 2013

    They are now estimating 10,000 deaths in the Philippines. This is so terribly sad. Many who survived are without housing or water or food.

    Amtrak services Philly and also Harrisburg and Lancaster we think.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:57 am on November 10th, 2013

    There is speculation that the 10,000 estimate is low. There are many area that are out of touch due to all the major systems being shut down. We think final count will be much higher. Tragic for sure.

  17. Staff
    11:02 am on November 10th, 2013

    Melanie, Like Barb I just use shallots as if they were onions. One thing I like is tomato toast with diced onions/shallots on it. Toast topped with butter or olive oil and lightly sprinkled with the shallots. Salt/pepper/basil can spice it up a little. I just had some for breakfast here. Gluten free toast in your case of course.

    Ok I am making a list. I always wanted to see Niagara Falls.

    The Phillipines devastation is awful!

  18. Staff
    11:03 am on November 10th, 2013

    O’Howlers, which Amtrak stop is closest to you?

  19. O'Howlers
    11:19 am on November 10th, 2013

    OMD! Mom is in a “argument” on facebookie about the use of READ as a noun. Turns out the dictionary does say it is a noun.

    There are Amtrak stations in Exton and Downingtown, which are closest, but Mom says you have to get to them from Philladelphia. So therefore…Mom says Philly is the closest on the main route.

  20. O'Howlers
    11:23 am on November 10th, 2013

    The ‘rents have to get ready to leave for a retirement party for the s-i-l. They had to pay $67 for this party. It is a church function because the retiree is a pastor. They aren’t sure if they are expected to give a gift besides. This is salty enough already.

  21. B. Stover
    11:27 am on November 10th, 2013

    Howlers: I indicated quite a while ago that “read” is listed in the dictionaries as both noun and verb. Dictionaries are descriptive not prescriptive–they are a record of usage not of rules. (Some day I may figure out why “read” as a noun makes me cringe.)

  22. Melanie
    11:34 am on November 10th, 2013

    B. Stover, because it’s just wrong.

  23. B. Stover
    11:34 am on November 10th, 2013

    By the way, you will notice that “read” as a noun is listed as “informal” in the dictionary. That is the signal that its usage has changed (or that people are using it incorrectly depending on your point of view). It is the same with “quote” being used as a noun when “quotation” is the “correct” noun.

  24. B. Stover
    11:40 am on November 10th, 2013

    Thanks Melanie. LOL!

  25. dawson
    12:00 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Hooray for sunshine (although the temperature dropped 10 degrees).

    Yippee for Chetspeak!

    Wowzer for plunderer East coast sewing machine birthday meet and greet.

    T&G: Awards to the VFW Color Guard. When I first started reading that post I thought Uh oh…but then, whew, it ended with a song.

    Today I am baking in the morning and making chili in the afternoon for the Veteran’s luncheon tomorrow.

  26. Mollypop's Mom
    12:10 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Here’s my suggestion for part of the trip. Take Amtrak to Buffalo. I will rent a van and come pick you up. We will tour Niagara Falls and you can stay overnight in the Wyndham Garden Hotel where I now live.
    http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/new-york/williamsville/wyndham-garden-williamsville-buffalo/hotel-overview

    Then we drive to Melanie’s house – a 5 hour trip – and then on to Amalia’s house. We can stay overnight at the Clarion where Rebecca stayed and then Eileen, my Dear Niece Kat and I came the next day. We loved this hotel because it has little lobbies with big tables and a fireplace that made for a great family breakfast served by room service. Maybe Eileen and a husky could meet us there.

    What do you think?

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    12:12 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Howlers – at a retirement party where attendees pay a fee, a gift is totally optional; a bottle of wine or a small gourmet food basket would be good choices. But it is also acceptable to give a simple but heartfelt card congratulating the retiree.

    Melanie – shallots are a glorious thing. More than just a small onion, they have a tang of garlicky flavor. The best way to bring that out is to dice and sauté lightly in butter until transparent. ( do not let them brown). Depending on the meat you are serving, add either white or red wine and simmer til reduced. Serve over chicken, beef, lamb or “heavy” fish such as swordfish or halibut.

    Sheesh – we sound like Martha freakin Stewart.

    And WOO HOO for Amtrak!!!

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:15 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Sunday!….snort!….Beau is off to church and my friend is gathering materials for the next big project…grunt!…Plus she has to cook something for supper later. I just overheard that a gigantic nephew is going to stop by and eat up all the food in this here house…grumble!grunt!

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Hotels!…When is this East Coast Meet and Greet going to happen anyways?…sniff!sniff!….My friend is totally out of vacation time except for 1.5 days worth which she has earmarked for Thanksgiving….grunt!…Seems her mother has invited lots of giants over for the Big Turkey Dinner and expects my friend to make it…grumble!wheeze!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:20 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rose!…Tip-toe past the tulips and check your SDD…sneeze!

  31. Pancho & Lefty
    12:56 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: Did you get the beer and hot wings we left for you last night?

  32. Barb & Maggie
    1:09 pm on November 10th, 2013

    T & G, That sound like a good idea for shallots. We also would describe them as a cross between a mild onion and garlic. As Chet would say, a soupcon of garlic.

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:31 pm on November 10th, 2013

    All this talk of shallots and other foods is making mom hungry! Darah Thea is 10 months old today and is growing like a weed. Pookey is napping in the sun and I (the labradoo) am sticking like glue to mom. It is what we do on Sundays, Egg Days, Chetspeak days. We love it.

  34. Melanie
    1:50 pm on November 10th, 2013

    It’s Burr Season in the Hills. The Pack has come back from there walk with clumps hidden in their fur. Scissors will be involved.

  35. Pancho & Lefty
    1:55 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Winter is finally here. It is snow, snow, snowing!

  36. Melanie
    2:21 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Hip Hip Hurrah for snow at Snowhook!

  37. Herd of Hounds
    2:26 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Snow??? At Snowhook? What a concept!

  38. dawson
    2:33 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: the east coast congregation is being planned for Spring 2014 around a certain someone’s birthdate. I know no more.

    Mollypop’s Mom: That sounds like a fabulous plan. Gosh I hope I can make it. I need to buy a winning lottery ticket, stat!

    Snow! We are stuck at one inch. The Snowhook dogs would prefer more than that. Much, much more.

  39. B. Stover
    2:37 pm on November 10th, 2013

    On the way to the store I saw roses still in bloom. It seems strange with many leaves on the ground and snow forecast for tomorrow.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    2:50 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Spring 2014? After the Iditarod? Daddy Dawg and mom were planning to visit friends in Rexford, NY in the spring. Oh boy maybe.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    3:05 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Our shout-out roses are all three blooming. They have been in bloom the entire season. Tomorrow may be it.

    We have some fresh sage in our little outdoor herb pot. Oregano is still growing in there too. Should we bring it in, or snip the sage and dry for stuffing? Maybe one if you gardening folks will know what is best.

  42. Tupper and Gilly
    3:16 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb is asking US for gardening advice?????

    Are there pigs fling somewhere?

  43. B. Stover
    3:22 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb: I checked in my herb book. Although sage is technically a perennial it is “too tender to survive cold winters.” I would cut it and dry it. If it’s in a pot rather than in the ground, I think that it’s especially vulnerable to cold weather.

  44. B. Stover
    3:26 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb: Oregano is also very good dried.

  45. Barb & Maggie
    3:30 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Ok, we will dry some of both, but to rephrase my question, would it be better to keep it alive for another two weeks and use fresh sage, or cut some and dry it for the T.G. stuffing?

  46. Barb & Maggie
    3:32 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Oh, and thanks for the compliment, Amalia.

  47. Herd of Hounds
    3:35 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb, we agree with HRH B. Your sage and oregano will dry well and your winters are too cold. Potted can come inside.
    Oh, also, you might be a redneck if you have ever raked leaves out of your living room.

    Or, how men do housework!

  48. Wose
    3:36 pm on November 10th, 2013

    RIO! I tip-toed though the tulips. Read and responded.

    Staff: Croton-Harmon, which is the Metro North stop for my town, is also an Amtrak stop. I had to take the Amtrak once when I worked in the city, and there was no Metro-North service.

    I was watching the show “TOO CUTE” on the Animal Planet last night. Does anyone else watch it? Well, anyway, the shows profile three different breeds of dogs or cats and their litters from birth until they leave to live with other families.
    Newfs were one of the breeds. A lovely black Newfs, Scarlett, had 11 Newfies. Some were black and some were black and white. They were soooo cute!

  49. B. Stover
    3:39 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb: For cooking I’ve always used dried sage.

  50. Wose
    3:40 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Snow at Snowhook? I hope my little cabin in the woods is ready. I am ready for my new job as handler. Belle Starr, can you come and get me?

  51. Barb & Maggie
    4:17 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Thanks Bee, I think we will snip some off and hang it to dry.

  52. Siber-H
    4:26 pm on November 10th, 2013

    I can go out in the wild part of my yard and snip off some sage from a sage bush, put it in an envelope, and send it to you guys.

    It is snowing at Snowhook!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:36 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rose!…Got it!…snort!….Over and Out!…heh!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Inside!…We are inside now. We were outside because apparently someone thinks it is a very nice day and we needed to be outside…grunt!…Then on our walk a neighbor mentioned to Beau that the Broncos game was going to start, so we had to skitter home and turn on the game for him…sniff!…But only after someone put together one of her kick-ass jalapeno meatloaves….sniff!…It is now in the oven and should be almost done by halftime…wheeze!

  55. Beau - The Black Pug
    4:43 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Sneeze!….I did not think dat we would ever get home…wheeze!….Da Bronco game is on and we were out walking and then that dern-dang meatie-loaf….guffle!sneeze!…But now I am watching da game and all is well…sniff!

  56. Tupper and Gilly
    4:51 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Hip Hip Hooray – Barb is making stuffing just for US!
    (that WAS what you meant by T.G. stuffing, right?)

    Sounds like there is a grand Plunder Party in the works for this spring.

    Mama and the Storyteller are off to the Veterans’ Dinner and ceremonies. This is so not Mama’s kind of thing – sitting in with a group of strangers, and being expected to socialize. Oh dear. She ought to be a wreck by the time they get home.

  57. Melanie
    4:52 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb&MagPie, yes, my sister is named for that Aunt.

    I want to see a Pig’s Fling.

    HOH, you do not have to be a red neck to have leaves in the house. All over the house . .

    I have crashed. I have driven myself off the road through the sage bush, side swiped the autumn trees, killed the rose bushes, and hit the wall.

    I really didn’t do much today. Really.

    I am not moving until the morn.

  58. Beau - The Black Pug
    4:56 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Parteee!….It will be a Grand Pooo-Paw Plunderer Party!…..Hooo-ray! Snort!

  59. Beau - The Black Pug
    4:58 pm on November 10th, 2013

    SNEEEEZE!…snort!….Da Broncos are ahead…uh-huh! uh-huh!…Dats da way I like it. Uh-huh! Uh-huh!…sneeze!

  60. Siber-H
    5:24 pm on November 10th, 2013

    GO BRONCOS!!!!

    I am not watching the game, Beau.

  61. O'Howlers
    5:50 pm on November 10th, 2013

    T&G, thanks for your answer about the retirement gift. The ‘rents took a card taped to a white chocolate angel from Repperts, our local out-of-thus-world chocolate shop. The retirement party was a very nice event and the s-i-l seemed to enjoy it but got emotionsl when it was time for her to speak. It was in a firehall and lots of people were there.
    Burrs are illegal in our house, though that has never stopped us from wearing them indoors.
    A trio to Massachusetts is possible, although finances will be tight after the Alaska trip. A trip to Niagra Falls sounds great too.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:18 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Niagra!…Is that in Canada? Would I need a pass-pug-port?…sniff!

  63. c.hobbit
    6:21 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Fairbanks got a foot of snow and it is still coming down. Anchorage yesterday got a skim of snow that turned to freezing rain. This meant I was running my friend all over town on glare ice. We started at 8:30 in the morning and after a quick stop at home at 4:30, we went out again and didn’t return until 9:30. I was really glad to drive my car into the garage. When I watched the 10 PM local news, I found out that there had been 81 accidents in Anchorage.

    Today is rain and 36 degrees; however the next two days are to be in the 20s. So I think the wet slush will turn to ice. Gah!

  64. Princess Sam
    6:31 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio, to do a proper tour of Niagara Falls, you will need to be on both the Canada side and the U.S. Side. An enhanced drivers license will suffice if you don’t have a passport.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    6:35 pm on November 10th, 2013

    C Hobbit, be careful out there! Ice is much worse than snow.

    We are making dinner. Roast chicken, mashed potatoes and fried cabbage with bacon and onion.
    Our neighbor brought over some mashed potatoes the other day for us to try. They were her mom’s recipe and were very tasty and creamy. The secret ingredient? A dollop of mayonnaise! Has anyone else made them this way?

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Enhanced!…Drivers License?…grunt!…I have a license but it is not for driving…sniff!

  67. O'Howlers
    7:23 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Mom does not use mayo in her mashed potatoes, but it sounds interesting.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    7:42 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Never heard of putting mayo into mashed ‘taters, but it sounds resonable.

  69. Macy the min-pin
    7:56 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Amtrak runs through Dallas. But I don’t think they take airline miles. Bummer.

    The knife duo survived their first big show and managed to net $6 profit. Here’s to not being in the red!

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    8:32 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Macy – hear hear indeed! Was this a big show? Details, girl, we want details.

    And we are thrilled with the way the Plunder Party is shaping up!

  71. Staff
    8:55 pm on November 10th, 2013

    I just got home tonight and am reading the blog.
    Mollypop’s Mom it sounds really exciting. I will have to find out Melanie’s birthday again. Spring is a vaguely long time. Heh
    But it sounds doable.
    And we would share on the vehicle.
    I don’t think we would need a whole van would we? We could of course but it is just a sewing machine head not the entire cabinet.

    I must go finish reading because I am just up to noon.

  72. Herd of Hounds
    8:57 pm on November 10th, 2013

    We have a serious case of Chet’s heavy eyelids. Think we’ll all hunker down for the night. Nighty night.

  73. Tupper and Gilly
    8:58 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Staff – Melanie’s birthday is the day before the Big Day in April. So, we don’t think you will be able to be here on that day. But heck, we can always have “Happy Belated Birthday” put on the cake!

    but for now – we must say goodnight. Have to be at the parade gathering point early tomorrow. Hope its not freezing.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Staff!…Is this whole trip and subsequent Pooo-Paw Partee about getting an old sewing machine?…sniff! …Not really, right?…heh!

  75. Staff
    9:03 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio, That is the excuse. That is not the reason.

    Heh.

  76. Macy the min-pin
    9:24 pm on November 10th, 2013

    T an G, not really a big show. Just bigger than our previous parking lot, garage/vendor sale with a limited inventory. We had most of the goodies out there, too bad the doggy items won’t be here until tomorrow, but we will have them for the 1st Monday sale in two weeks. Won’t really be the first monday, Thanksgiving being in the mix. We are just glad it doesn’t coincide with the Great Meeting next Saturday in Fort Worth.

    Off to watch the Cowboys. Later.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Staff!…I see said the pug who is always kept in the dark…grunt!sniff!

  78. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Does that mean April 14th? Inquiring minds want to know.

    We are watching 42. Very good, but unbelievable that this was all accepted in society just 65 years ago. In case you are wondering, this is the story of Jackie Robinson getting into mayor league baseball in the 40’s.

    Night all.

  79. SnowBella
    9:31 pm on November 10th, 2013

    I want to go to the spring party, too. Rio, you and I can carpool. :)

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rebecca!….Oh thank dawg! Now I won’t have to figure out how to get an Enhanced License …..snort!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Barb!….Voluntarily watching a baseball movie??…snort!…Now I’ve read everything…heh!heh!

  82. SnowBella
    9:43 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: We’ll make a few stops for Slim Jims. I guarantee it.

  83. Melanie
    9:51 pm on November 10th, 2013

    As far as my Birthday is concerned is is when the majority of The Plunderers who want to be here can make it.

    Good to hear from you Macy. Somehow I missed that you guys were doing a show.

    Don’t forget that a certain Pug and I share a Birthday.

    Wind is gusting and it is cold out there. I like to sleep with my window open, but tonight it is open 1/2 inch.

    To bed! I was going to go to a small town down the hill tomorrow. But I will have to have more energy than today.

  84. c.hobbit
    9:55 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Well, rain turned to snow and I’ve already shoveled 3″ of heavy, wet snow off my deck, driveway and sidewalk. I was told that we can’t shovel snow into the street so I’ve started the “berms” half way into my yard in case it is a bad snow year (good for Snowhook, of course)

  85. Staff
    10:10 pm on November 10th, 2013

    We got snow today also. It is hidden in the long grass that grew just before and after Mr.Staff cracked his healed, mostly, fibula.

    No shoveling needed here. But man oh man is it windy. going to start getting ready for bed now.

    I am glad we are starting to plan a plunder meeting next Spring. And as far as I am concerned April 14th is one of the goals. Mr.
    Staff will just have to stay home if he can’t make it. I want to go to Melanie’s 60th. She is just a youngster!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Melanie!…Yes! We almost share a birthday…snort!…Mine is either one day before or one day after yours, I cannot remember. I think I have had too many of them…sniff!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on November 10th, 2013

    CHobbit!….Get yer “company” a shovel and let them help you out!…snort!…I’m sure the Plunderers who stay with you during the Iditarod will shovel! shovel! shovel! snow for you…heh!heh!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on November 10th, 2013

    OMDawg!…I just sent in an amazing Title for the next Chet N’ Bernie….snort!…Here’s hoping Spencer doesn’t delete it the moment he sees it…wheeze!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Boss!….Here is a photo of my friend’s hot-shot boss in about 25 years or so….snort!…He is the spitting image of a younger Patrick Roy…chorkel!

  90. SnowBella
    10:32 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: I’m glad your friend likes her new hot-shot boss. Wheeze! Snort! Shot!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Expression!….He has the same expression on his face when his data uploads fail…heh!heh!…She thinks she might have to print this foto off and tape it up somewhere in the office…heh!heh!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Aves!…We are watching the Aves right now and they are getting ready to winnit again!….Woooooo!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rebecca!….I thought I was out here all alone!…snort!…But you snuck in a post. Are you home safe and sound??…wheeze!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Difference!….Rebecca, the difference between my friend’s new boss and her old boney fingered boss is like the Grand Canyon…heh!heh!…Never will the two sides touch. He is a good hearted person and Smart! Smart! Smart!…wheeze!…And he loves all things Sports….heh!heh!…And he is Patrick Roy Back to the Future!

  95. SnowBella
    10:57 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: I am back home for a couple of days and then I will be back on the road the last half of the week.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rebecca!….While you are home, please make sure Junior gets plenty of grub and attention…sniff!…His letters to me say he misses you, because you are hardly ever there to encourage the team and give him extra grub….grunt!

  97. SnowBella
    11:09 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: Aye, aye. I only have four more trips scheduled between now and mid-December.

  98. dawson
    11:10 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: Definitely you should reserve some vacation time to go to the East coast in mid April. That would be a vacation to remember.
    The Ave’s were knocked out of first place by Anaheim. Detroit is in 13th place. :-(

  99. Staff
    11:16 pm on November 10th, 2013

    HI Dawson, Bye Dawson. Nighty noodle all youse.

    G’day to LizF where ever you are.

    And Wolfie, we are thinking about you too.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Gah!….Believe it or Not that is a lot of traveling…grunt!wheeze!….At least in how I measure it…sniff!

  101. Franklin
    11:18 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Woof. LOL
    Woof. LOL
    Woof. LOL

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ewdbilSWjaM

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Dawson!…Time will Tail…heh!…It is definitely something she is pondering…sniff!…And now that the Aves are out of first place everyone can concentrate on beating Anaheim and the Aves will sneak up and bite youse all!…chuffle!

  103. SnowBella
    11:19 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rio: I thought I was traveling a lot when the employees at the airport started looking familiar, but I knew it for sure when they started to recognize me. Wheeze!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Rebecca!….That is downright scary….wheeze!

  105. c.hobbit
    11:25 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Gah! I have 3 more inches of snow to shovel before I go to bed.

  106. dawson
    11:28 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Franklin: Does that thing pick up hairballs?

    Snowbella: Enjoy home while you can.

    Goodnight all. G’dy to Liz in Oz who is probably staying inside because it is cold and rainy in Canberra.

    Sleep tight Nana!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on November 10th, 2013

    CHobbit!….Did you know the tree is on its way to you?…sniff!…Hopefully, it will not be left out in the snow by your mailman. That will not be good for it…gasp!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Shoveling!…No doubt CHobbit is out there shoveling 3 inches of snow off her driveway…..grunt!….Goodnight all! Up to my warm soft bed where all my baseball toys new and old are tucked away in all the right places….snuffle!sneeze!

  109. SnowBella
    11:51 pm on November 10th, 2013

    Nighty noodles and nutter butters.

  110. c.hobbit
    2:32 am on November 11th, 2013

    Well, by the time I got out to shovel I had more like 5″ to shovel. I can get out of my driveway but whether I can get out on the road to drive is another thing entirely. No one else in the neighborhood seems to be shoveling so I am curious what the morning will bring. Maybe some of them have the day off for the holiday and plan to spend the day shoveling (or waiting for a plow).

    Rio: don’t worry. My porch is protected from the snow or it will fit in the delivery box at the mailbox stand. I will report when I receive it.

  111. T.C.
    5:24 am on November 11th, 2013

    I cannot believe that Siamese stays on the Rumba!

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