“Well,” says Admin, “since the number on Chet’s Facebook page reached 1000 – “

“And we should thank all those who spread the word and helped with that,” says Spence.

” – we should now announce the contest,” Admin continues, voice rising. Did Spence just interrupt him? Admin’s not one of those humans who deals with that nicely.

“Okay,” Spence says. “This is all about members of the nation within. Once a month one Friend of Chet will be chosen as Friend of the Month. The winning team – dog and human – will receive an autographed copy of the latest book in the series, and the Friend of the Month picture will be posted on the blog’s front page sidebar for that month. The choice will be random, based on complex formulas first devised by Isaac Newton and later refuted by Heisenberg.”

“So no need for anyone out there to post a picture every month,” Admin says. “Once you’re a Friend of Chet you’re in the pool.”

“Exactly. And that includes all the nation-withinners already in the Friends section.”

In the pool? Sounds good! I’m at the door.

Welcome Beau from Nashville.

Footnote from Spence: We’ll announce the first winner in early May. A similar contest will be happening at Chet’s FB page.


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117 Responses to “Contest!”

  1. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:48 am on April 11th, 2011

    Good morning!

    This is my kind of contest, no thinking required. I am not sure about being in a pool, but I will give it a try. Towel? check Doggles? check Floaties? has anyone seen my floaties?

  2. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:49 am on April 11th, 2011
  3. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:58 am on April 11th, 2011

    Oh, dear! Mom never posted my picture on Friends of Chet! I guess she had enough fun trying to make my avatar. Now I’ll have to bug her to put my picture — hmmmmm, which is my best side???

    Good morning, Macy! I see you survived your storm last night — was it wicked bad? Did you have to use the trash can lid?

  4. B.Stover
    10:00 am on April 11th, 2011

    May I put my picture in Friend of Chets? And I’d love to swim in a pool with you Chet!

    Good morning all.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:01 am on April 11th, 2011

    Good morning, Macy. I tried to watch the video but it kept stopping every 5 seconds. Did they say that the boy (slightly over weight boy) was a min-pin, but the girl who is blind is a min-pin mix? I always love that reason for giving up your dogs “Moving and couldn’t take them with”. Pooh to that. Barb would never move anywhere that I couldn’t go.

    Contest sounds good. Some of us less creative types may stand a better chance. But poor Bee, does that mean she won’t be in it? Or Dawson when she comes back?

  6. Basil and Sage
    10:21 am on April 11th, 2011

    Hey Admin. Does this include us Kats?? We are NOT getting in the pool, but can we still be in the contest?

  7. Sam
    10:27 am on April 11th, 2011

    I’m already in the Friends so I’m already in the contest. Is this really a contest?

    B, I need you to tell me if this is really a contest. Maybe it’s a drawing?

  8. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:28 am on April 11th, 2011

    I say we should let the kats and two-leggeds be in the contest! (Unless one wins — then it’s not fair!)

  9. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:29 am on April 11th, 2011

    Good idea, Sam! I can put my beautiful drawing that OTAS’ F did in the contest!!!

  10. Melanie
    10:43 am on April 11th, 2011

    Cool . . . in a pool . . . awesome!

    Escape artists (shaking head here). Ours are Mattie, Mac and Rose. They love to run down the road to see the neighborhood dogs! Unless there are apples under the trees. Then they never make it out of the orchard.

    We had a visitor who wanted to meet the Pack. She was in a wheelchair. She loved seeing the Pack through the fence and wanted to meet one of our group up close. I put Patsy on a leash and brought her out. She was a perfect angel. Went up and got rubbed and patted. She then sat next to me (as if she were perfectly trained) as the humans talked. What I didn’t realize is that Patsy got bored and ate through her leash. I turned around and walked back into the house. Patsy walked with me. It wasn’t until I got her in that I noticed she wasn’t hooked up at all!

    Riö, wonderful prayer.

    Oh and the RED SOX WON! That’s 2!

  11. B.Stover
    10:45 am on April 11th, 2011

    You guys are cracking me up again. And, of course, Kirby and Sam are using “drawing” in different senses. Let’s see…contest or drawing….My guess would be that this is a drawing but I’ll check it out Sam. (Don’t worry. You’re still Princess.)

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:48 am on April 11th, 2011

    TTFN, y’all! Mom’s leaving for work early so she can run errands. Since one of those errands is buying kat food, I think she should just stay here so I can be on the computer longer! Oh, well! I’ll be back after she gets home from work tonight. Sigh! Don’t y’all have too much fun without me!!!

  13. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:55 am on April 11th, 2011

    Maybe a sweepstakes.

    Bee, have you heard the program on NPR called “A Way With Words”? I thought for sure that you would be the host when I heard that it was about word usage, grammar and all things word.

    Did I see that we have to submit a drawing? Could I do a painting instead?

  14. B.Stover
    10:58 am on April 11th, 2011

    Since this does not require any skill on the part of the winner, I guess this is a drawing–like the lottery. (Has anyone ever read Shirley Jackson’s story? Spooky!) So it’s a drawing using classical physics to make the choice but with a bit of quantum theory thrown in to make it random.

    I don’t know if that makes you feel better or worse Sam. (I still adore you.)

    The noun “contest” and the verb “contest” are spelled the same but pronounced differently and that’s how we know the meaning. (Ain’t language great!)

  15. C. Harris
    11:07 am on April 11th, 2011

    Hmmm….it sounds like Admin and Spence didn’t think this all the way through with the glitches about non-dog owners. It also seems like the more dogs you have, the more chances you’d have to win. So Rebecca has 42 dogs. Otherwise, Melanie has multiple chances although I have a hard time figuring out one newf from another as they all look alike to me.

  16. Mollypop
    11:08 am on April 11th, 2011

    So B., does it mean if I don’t win that I can contest the contest?

  17. Rose
    11:14 am on April 11th, 2011


    My 2 cents as a Yankee fan….We let you win so you wouldn’t be 9 in the loss column. 🙂

  18. B.Stover
    11:22 am on April 11th, 2011

    Mollypop: That is correct but only if Chet wants to continue calling this a contest and not a drawing. I’d like to hear what Sam thinks of the difference.

    Macy: How cool! I’ve never heard it. What time is it on? I have NPR on my Google Reader but usually just listen to news or read their articles. Wonder if I could get “A Way With Words” there….I’ll check it out.

  19. Melanie
    11:31 am on April 11th, 2011

    I can tell I’m still tired. My eyes are crossing when reading all the words!

    contest vs contest
    drawing vs contest

    whew . . .

    The video finally showed up! “The Key Toss: New York City”. YSAS has hardly any hair for the play he’s doing. . .

  20. Wolfie
    11:51 am on April 11th, 2011

    Good Morning all

    Here’s a little bit of sweetness for us all:

  21. B.Stover
    11:52 am on April 11th, 2011

    (Whispering: YSAS is sooooo cute!!) Melanie: Did you give cab drivers directions in NY?

  22. Melanie
    11:54 am on April 11th, 2011

    Hmmmm . . . When I am listening to someone over the phone and then trying to repeat those directions to someone who does not understand my accent . . . snicker.

    McKey and the cabbie had a great laugh!

  23. Wolfie
    12:06 pm on April 11th, 2011


    I would love to see a video of you giving directions to the cabbie!

    YSAS is adorable! And you can see that he loves his mama!

    Bee, I agree. The Lottery is chilling. I can still remember being stunned the first time I read it as a teenager. Wow.

  24. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I’m gagging on this statement, but I find myself having something else in common with the kats…I am not getting in any pool, but I would be honored to be in the contest. (drawing) This is such an easy contest (drawing) as long as I don’t have to go near water.

    Beautiful prayer last night, Rio.

    Stover, my mom has, of course, read the Shirley Jackson story, The Lottery.

  25. Sam
    12:09 pm on April 11th, 2011

    B, I’ve never been in a contest where I was an entrant by virtue of my mere existence. I prefer the terms drawing or sweepstakes. Mom says she wins those a couple of times a week. She gets notified by email and wins millions of dollars.

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:18 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Such great videos to watch today. Thanks for posting the Key Toss, Melanie, and thanks for posting the cute God-Dog video, Wolfie.
    Now, about this so-called “contest”. We’re with Siber-H….no fair to us huskies and kats if we must enter a pool. Dima says he can do that no prob, but us girls simply cannot will not jump in any pool if there is water in there. Don’t you guys know you could freeze to death if you jump in water ???

  27. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:19 pm on April 11th, 2011

    But Sam – if your Mom vins millions of kopecs, vhy you are forced to eat the dry kibble? Vould you like Natasha to call SPCP? (Soc. Prevention of Cruelty to Princesses)

  28. Wolfie
    12:19 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Dang, now Mom has to figure out how to put me inThe Friends of Chet section. My boys hosed the lap top, and now we’re using the ipaw. Pondering….

  29. OleyHowlers
    12:20 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Such great videos to watch today. Thanks for posting the Key Toss, Melanie, and thanks for posting the cute God-Dog video, Wolfie.
    Now, about this so-called “contest”. We’re with Siber-H….no fair to us huskies and kats if we must enter a pool. Dima says he can do that no prob, but us girls simply cannot will not jump in any pool if there is water in there. Don’t you guys know you could freeze to death if you jump in water ???

  30. Siber-H
    12:21 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie, that video is funny and totally entertaining.
    Patsy should get an extra large, special treat.

  31. B.Stover
    12:24 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Sam: Ask your mom what her secret is.

  32. Tupper and Gilly
    12:37 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Wolfie – Tupper and Gilly’s Mama here – Thank you so much for posting that video. It is going to mean so much to my Dad when I show it to him later.
    And now I have to go repair my mascara before I leave for work, sniff, sniff. (sometimes a nice little cry over something lovely is JUST what you need)

  33. Mollypop
    12:38 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Wolfie – Email your pic to me and I’ll post it for you. You can’t do it from the iPaw. Check your email.

  34. Melanie
    12:45 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I’m going to try Wölfie . . .

  35. Melanie
    12:48 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I tried taking your avatar and increasing the size and pixels. What I got was a Monet of a good looking dog.

  36. Melanie
    12:50 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Of course, we could put it up and say that you were blurring at the time?

  37. Siber-H
    12:56 pm on April 11th, 2011

    That is cute because Wolfie is blurring in that photo. Put up two of Wolfie…the blurring one because that is what Wolfie is famous for and then one of Wolfie at rest.

  38. Barb & Maggie
    1:01 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie, McKey is darling and it was really cool getting to hear what your voice sounds like. You should have gotten in the video too, with pigtails. Then you could have looked like a real tourist.

    Barb finished your book, and is going to request the next one in the series at the library. It was fun. Should we send back or is there someone lese on the blog who would like to read Murder by Peacocks, by Donna Andrews?

  39. Melanie
    1:05 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Barb & MagPie, send it on . . . or give it to someone. Okay with me.

  40. Sam
    1:05 pm on April 11th, 2011

    B, There’s no secret – it’s all scam email. Here’s one:

    “Your Inheritance/Winning payment was paid out to the United Nations Organization, and they have succeeded in depositing your funds with us. They have ordered Western Union to take full responsibility in the transfer process of your funds, and we have received your application for the first installment of $7,600 USD from the total amount of $1,500,000.00 USD, One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars.

    For some security reasons, we need you to reconfirm your Name, Address, Age and Phone Number before receiving the MTCN for the first installment, and we will email you others after 24 hours of receiving each payment.”

  41. Sam
    1:09 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Here’s a funny one from United Parcel Service, not UPS. Note the poor English.

    “The parcel was sent your home address.
    And it will arrive within 7 business day.

    More information and the tracking number are attached in document below.”

    This one wants me to click on a link which is a no-no because that will load a virus on my computer.

  42. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:23 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hmmm. Contest versus drawing. Well it may depend on what Spence and Admin have in mind. If it is truly random, then it probably is a drawing. However, if there is a complex formula involved though, involving those dudes Newton (presumably not Fig) and Hiesenberg (although perhaps uncertain) then it may not be completely random, although the selection criteria would only be known to Spence and Admin, and that could tilt it towards a contest of sorts. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
    Cool video, Melanie. I presume that was your voice in the background.

  43. Wolfie
    1:45 pm on April 11th, 2011




  44. Mollypop
    1:59 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie – We loved your video!

  45. Melanie
    2:03 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Bowing left and right! It was difficult Wölfie, but it had to be done. Now I can put that up on Chet’s friends. Unless you have a better one you want to use.

    Just tell me what to put under it for the title.

    Yes, that me talking and laughing and chortling. The next one, when I’m rested up, is about stoop sitting.

    ZoĂ« just got back with the Pack. They are very proud of themselves. (Don’t listen Siber-H and Sam) They went SWIMMING!

    Now they are allowed in the yard and dog room until they dry off. They do not understand why they can’t use the sofas. The sofas are better than chairs.

  46. Melanie
    2:04 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I meant to say “better than towels.” I can’t wait to go to sleep again.

  47. B.Stover
    2:20 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Sam: Those are scary.

    2:41 pm on April 11th, 2011

    We had a scammer sending emails to one of the real estate agents at Barb’s little office, and she almost took the bait. Starts out that he is a “doctor” in some foreign country, and is looking for a retirement home for he and wifey. She sent him some listings, then he writes back that he will buy one sight unseen, because it has such great curb appeal and for cash of course.
    Wants to do a closing by mail (cause he is in this remote spot half way around the world). The poor agent is drooling, because business is slow, and this looks like such a sure thing. Barb read the emails and told her to be careful, it didn’t quite ring true.

    Bottom line, the scam is that he wires you a “cashier’s check” for part of the funds, proceeds towards closing, and then backs out just before closing. Then he requests his money back. Turns out his funds are no good, which you find out after sending money back to him. According to the attorney, several realtors did get burned by this scam.

  49. Gus and BooBear
    2:57 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Contest or drawing…..fine be us. Since we’re not too good with contests, this is right up our alley. Wonder if it will be book 4?

    We told Mom she has to find and update the map. Hopefully, it’s saved on the computer at home. We need locations for our newer members…just state and area (like southeast Texas for us). Know we need locations for BearSD, OleyHowlers, Rose). Can anyone think of any other newbies? We think we can figure out Snowhook’s general location.

  50. Melanie
    3:19 pm on April 11th, 2011

    YSAS was almost scammed. First it sounded fine. Someone wanted his daughter tutored in Shakespeare. YSAS asked for details. Sounded fine.

    And then . . .

    Sent YSAS a certified bank check and asked him to take it in and cash it but not a bank at a Western Union place. We began to think something was wrong. Why the money first? Why at a Western Union place?

    Well, we don’t even live near a bank. So YSAS went down 26 miles to the bank and they told him it was counterfeit. They were looking in to it and so were the police. Not sure they ever found anyone.

  51. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:20 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I think we can pinpoint Snowhook down to a dog’s whisker of perfect!
    We are still here at the south end of Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport. If you want to put a name on it we prefer Ft. Worth to Dallas. In fact we prefer anything to Dallas. But we digress…

    Bee, the show was on Friday afternoon, but if it is like many of the NPR programs, there will be a podcast on the website.

    It was so exciting to hear Melanie even though she did not sound the same as she does in our heads.

  52. Melanie
    3:20 pm on April 11th, 2011
  53. B.Stover
    3:44 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie: Most of the cars right in front of the stoop are parked so closely together. How do they get out?

  54. Melanie
    3:51 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I never saw one move so I don’t know.

    Maybe the cars at either end move and then the others. But they were touching.

  55. Basil and Sage
    3:54 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Bee- it’s kind of like getting to Carnegie Hall – practice. Lots and lots of practice

  56. Siber-H
    3:55 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Enjoying the videos, Melanie, and the photos yesterday. I’m glad you had a good time and it is fun for us to get to see McKey.

    Tee hee…there is no way that drivers in NM could get their cars parked that close together.

    Macy, The Rangers won another one!!!

  57. BearSpiritDog
    3:55 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Contest! Very exciting stuff. For B & Dawson: Someone at CTD asked this question about people without pets. Chet said they could make one & post it.

    Melanie: Great video and picture of Wolfie! Wolfie: Liked the link – thank you.

    Busy, busy day. Lots to say and no time to say it. Will be back later. Everyone have a great day!

  58. Basil and Sage
    3:58 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hey! What happened to our avatar? Natasha …is that you ?

  59. B.Stover
    4:08 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie: Next question: Why is Harvey Keitel known as the “wolf”?

    B&S: I don’t think practice would help. It would be physically impossible to move those cares. As M said…they are touching.

  60. Melanie
    4:09 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I’m not sure what he meant. I will have to ask him.

    Lone wolf? Not sure. Will ask. . .

  61. B.Stover
    4:19 pm on April 11th, 2011

    There are lots of beautiful dog pictures being posted on Chet’s FB page.

  62. B.Stover
    4:32 pm on April 11th, 2011

    B&M: How is your friend’s calf whose mother wouldn’t feed him doing?

  63. dawson
    4:45 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie: Your videos are cool. I love McKey’s smile. Harvey Keitel was Winston Wolf in Pulp Fiction.

  64. dawson
    4:45 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie: Your videos are cool. I love McKey’s smile. Harvey Keitel was Winston Wolf in Pulp Fiction.

  65. dawson
    4:45 pm on April 11th, 2011


  66. C.Harris
    4:48 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hi Dawson!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:55 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Contest!… That type of contest came out of left field…grunt!…I was expecting a Quiz on TFAT…sniff!…I wonder if the Baker Boys software will chose the monthly winner…hmmm…There must be a way to outsmart that code. What if the same guy wins twice or even three times in a row? …grunt!…Do they get a book each time?

    Clarkson!…It is so great to be able to see Clarkson move and talk. He’s so cool. I thought those keys were going to hit that car and the car alarm was going to go off…snort!….Lucky miss…heh!

    Nap!…We’ve been gone all day long with her mother and now I really need a nap…yawn!

  68. dawson
    5:01 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hey, C.Harris. The light outside woke me just before 6 today. The snow is gone on the south sides of houses. It’s almost Spring here, which is why we are having a snowstorm. It’s Murphy’s Law.

    So is Rio being gone all day then showing up right after I double post and one word post. Ain’t life grand? A nap sounds good.

    I contest the contest on the grounds that it is no contest.

    5:21 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie, Your son’s friend and your son were very smart to throw those keys down inside a glove. I kept thinking that I hope they don’t hit a car!

    Dawson, we are sooooo glad to see you, you can double post all you want!

    Calf is eating today, yesterday was iffy. Think he turned the corner. Maybe she will send me a pic and I can post it.

    5:45 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Melanie, What are McKey’s last words to us? It sounded sort of like “Later people” but don’t think that was what he said.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:54 pm on April 11th, 2011


    Snow!…I can’t believe how much snow some parts of the country have gotten this past winter and now spring. We here are in fire danger big time because of lack of moisture…snort!…It’s so dry and everyone’s allergies are magnified tenfold…sneeze!choke!gasp!…

    Doctors! … My friend went to see the doctor this morning and she got a nasal spray prescription in hopes of helping with all that snot.…snort!… Her legs are no better. A switch in a medication might do the trick. If not then the doc says she has to “live with it”…grump!…Don’t you just love freakin’ doctors?…sniff!

  72. Melanie
    5:55 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Dawson is back!

    Dawson is back!


  73. Siber-H
    5:55 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Yippie!! We are happy to have you back, Dawson. Woo Woo

    Melanie, mom and I don’t think you have that much of an accent, but we do love to hear you say the word, tourist. The way you say it is so cute.

    Rio, not too long of a nap now. The game will be starting in a little over an hour.

  74. Tipper and Gilly
    6:00 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Dawson’s Back!!!!!! We would wag our tails but we’re Corgis….. So we A
    are wiggling all over the place!

  75. Melanie
    6:31 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Riö, now I’m going to have to listen to how I say “tourist” . . .

    BTW, we had those chicken wings that were named for you tonight. This is the 2nd time. Awesome.

    B.Stover: YSAS says the cars do 20 point turns and hit bumpers each time. And Dawson was right about the “Wolfe” mention.

    Time to clean the kitchen.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:35 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Baseball!….Yes, in about 20 minutes the Rockies will meet up with the NY Mets….snort!… These road trips are a big test for the team because they did so poorly on the road last year…grunt!… They did win the Pirates series, so I am hoping their confidence is high now and they can take the Mets….sniff!

    Posting!…Don’t get all Poodled Up, I will not post about baseball all night unless something funny, strange or truly exciting happens…grunt! … Don’t want to offend all the wibbly-wobblies out there for goodness sakes….grump! …SiberH, will you be able to watch the game tonight? I hope so…wuffle!


  77. B.Stover
    6:42 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Dawson: Thank you for the wolf explanation.

  78. Melanie
    6:51 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I believe I meant to write Siber-H, Riö.

    Also we had Blame it on Riö Hot Wings. Yummmm. Which I believe was a take off on the movie with Michael Caine and the fact that you love hot wings.

  79. Siber-H
    6:58 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Rio, Yes, I am going to watch the game tonight. I am keeping all paws and tail crossed that the Rockies continue to do good on the road. It is the Mets for crying out loud. (whispering) We can’t post about the game tonight, sniff, sob, sob, but okay.

    Melanie, so Rio will know what is going on…it was me (not Rio) who said that we loved the way you said the word, tourist.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:02 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Corgis!….Did the Corgis give a recipe for those Hot Wings?….snort!…If so, I will have to go back and find them. Not that she can eat them until this leg thing gets sorted out….grunt!…But it’s always nice to have a good recipe for company and potlucks, or so she says….sniff!

  81. Alice M. Johnson
    7:09 pm on April 11th, 2011

    YAY Staff’s computer is working today. Evidently it was the ISP provider that was the problem last night.

    Dawson, do you want me to post you on Friends of Chet if Staff can find a nice photo?

    Staff says she is going to put her own photo up. This is her kind of contest. Everybody has an equal chance and it goes on for a long time so you get another chance if you don’t win the first time.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on April 11th, 2011

    SiberH!…Yes, those who cry out against censorship usually bestow it upon others all the time. Get used to it pal…grump! …We will still be able to post about home runs, injuries or strange occurrences. Or if the score is OUT OF THIS WORLD….heh! …No worries there my friend. They cannot squash us completely…sniff! … You don’t really post that much during a game anyway….huffle!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:26 pm on April 11th, 2011

    SiberH!…Is it just us here or do you think Johnny Herra loves to get dirt down his pants every time he is running the bases…heh! ….I mean right off the bat, he has dirt down his pants…HA!…This is very interesting and funny to me, so I posted about it…sniff!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Dirt!…Now the first guy out for the Mets got tons of dirt down his pants…heh!…He is even unbuckling to try and get it out….snort!heh!heh!….Who says baseball isn’t fun?…heh!

  85. Melanie
    7:31 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Why would someone put dirt down his pants??

    Dazed and confused about baseball.

  86. Alice M. Johnson
    7:37 pm on April 11th, 2011

    this is how a baseball player gets dirt down his pants.

    From Wired magazine.

  87. Siber-H
    7:38 pm on April 11th, 2011

    lol I was wondering about the dirt myself. I’ll go with your thought that the Mets player was unbuckling his pants to get the dirt out because I had no idea why he was unbuckling his pants.
    The dirt is almost as red as Oklahoma dirt.

  88. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:42 pm on April 11th, 2011

    The Rangers do not put dirt down their pants. Yes, Mr. Husky they won again. What, 9-1 record or close anyway.

    Now we have to go back and hear Melanie say tourist. I just thought she would sound more New England, but then she has been around. The country I mean. Been places…I will stop now before I make it worse.

  89. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:45 pm on April 11th, 2011

    After reading the explanation, we may have to amend our previous statement. We NEVER SAW Rangers put dirt down their pants. No game tonight since they played this afternoon. My luck, dad taped the game. This min-pin wants to watch prancing with the purebreds.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:49 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Slide!…When they slide face forward to the base Melanie!…snort!…You’ve never actually watched a game have you…heh!

  91. dawson
    7:59 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Very funny Melanie.
    I missed all of you, too
    Something is wrong with the power supply on my computer and it goes off as soon as I get it on. The one who knows about such things will work on it…but not right now. I’m on his computer now.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Rangers!…I wonder how long they will keep up this winning streak with no dirt down their pants…heh!…Amazing to say the least. Daunting to say the most….grunt!…I wonder when the Rockies have to face these guys….gulp!

  93. Melanie
    8:32 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Yes, I have been around . . . THE COUNTRY! So that accent is Midwest, Chicago, Southern rural VA, and Eastern MA.

    Snicker. What is really weird? I spent the first two years of my life in Japan. Sixteen years later I’m in a photography school with a Japanese guy who can speak English but with a heavy accent. I was the only one who could understand him. AND, I was the only one he could understand.

    Totally weird. . .

    Anyhoo, I actually know how they actually get the dirt in their pants. I certainly washed enough uniforms for OTAS when he played. Sometimes my jokes go into left field.

    Going to bed . . . Hope I’ll feel tip-top and full of energy tomorrow.

    I’ll be Melanie the Jet!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Google!….Is it just me or is goggle asking all you guys for your personal information in a “goggle survey 2011?” ….grump! …All these weird things keep popping up ever since she downloaded IE 8….growl!…So now we can’t use Goggle unless we fill out this freakin’ form with our personal information….huff!…Sort of like the facebookie thing Chet has going on. We are not part of that either. NO YOU CANNOT HAVE ACCESS TO MY PERSONAL INFORMATION ASSHOLES….snarl!

    Calm!… Back to baseball and being calm…wheeze!

  95. Siber-H
    9:04 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I’m sick of it too, Rio. I avoid joining anything because of their wanting all this personal infomation…like we really trust them with this information. NOT

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on April 11th, 2011

    SiberH!….Baseball is the only answer to a calm quiet spirit….sniff!…Unless it is a very close game or if we lose…grunt!…But even then, it is an honest game. Asking nothing more than the loyalty we have for our teams…sigh!…I can be calm with this thing…snuffle!

  97. B.Stover
    9:16 pm on April 11th, 2011

    What “personal” information is Google asking for?

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Information!….They want first name, last name, email address, phone number…grunt!…It’s a marketing tool., we here do not need any more phone calls from marketing agencies…huff! …OH, and then you HAVE to HAVE a cell phone to even complete the survey…heh!…What sort of shit is this? …goodbye Google!..sniff!

  99. B.Stover
    9:31 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Good night all.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Photo!…That photo of ole Whats His Name blurring is really funny!…heh!…I hope he doesn’t win…snort!….I’m the only one I hope should win…Wooo!Wooo!…Come on dice! Give me a Rio!…heh!

  101. BearSpiritDog
    9:50 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hurry Bear, the dark side is looming!

    Dawson, Dawson, Dawson. You are back1 Thank Dog!

    I just got here and it’s time to say good night. No late posting for me. This computer tends to be wicked slow and/or freezes up late in the day. Rats!

    Well then – tomorrow it is – a good night to all. Bear

  102. Tupper and Gilly
    9:50 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hi everyone – just getting home from Crazy Lady land.
    Rio – we did give the recipe forthe hot wings – it was the first night of the party and the recipe was designed just for your friend with very low salt.
    Maybe if we had named them Baseball Wings you would have noticed.

  103. BearSpiritDog
    9:54 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Oh, nooooooooooo – here I go

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Tupps!…I will go back and get that recipe…heh….I am just THRILLED to death that now I can get on the Dark Side with almost no hesitation. This means so much to me as I have been battling this thing for ages it seems….sigh….Our old computer drags on everything because of though, but who cares! We need a brand new computer or more memory….heh!

  105. Tupper and Gilly
    10:08 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Yeah – see Rio, there is nothing to fear in the dark! So glad that you can get to page two now without your tail getting in a knot!

  106. Siber-H
    10:11 pm on April 11th, 2011

    I think you said we could comment on home runs, well, WOO WOO
    And, how about that defensive play by Tulo…Awesome!

  107. AbbietheKitty
    10:15 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Staff has saved them all but not made these yet. They sound yummy. I have to go get ready for bed now…Nighty night everyone, except Liz G’day Liz!

    Blame it on Rio Hot Wings – Low sodium version
    2-3 lbs chicken wing sections
    4 TBLS butter
    2 TBLS McIlhennys Tabasco Sauce–its MUCH lower in sodium
    1 TBL cider or wine vinegar
    Preheat oven to 375. Spray cookie sheets/shallow backing pans with non stick spray. Lay chicken wing sections in a single layer in pans. Spray lightly with more non stick spray and dust with paprika if desired.
    Bake at 375 for 30 minutes
    Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add McIlhenny’s and vinegar. (You can use more or less Tabasco sauce, depending on how hot you like it) Keep warm over low heat.
    Dump some of the cooked chicken wings into the butter sauce, cover the pan and shake well to coat all wings.
    Remove wings, leaving butter sauce in the pan, add more cooked wings and repeat. If the wings use up all the butter sauce, simply melt more butter, add more McIlhenny’s and vinegar and keep going.
    Blue Cheese Dip
    ½ cup sour cream
    ½ cup Hellman’s Mayonaise
    4 oz Blue Cheese, crumbled
    1 tsp white vinegar
    Mix all together, mashing blue cheese in. Serve with celery sticks and wings

  108. Barb & Maggie
    10:26 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Wolfie, We like your blurry or blurring picture.

    We haven’t tried the wings yet either, but we copy and pasted it and now have a hard copy. Same with the recipes from last week. Second week can be found under Snowhook search.

    Are we doing a main course this week?

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Mets!…Rockies 7 – 6 ….bottom of the 8th…sniff!…
    She says she needs to go to bed because today was a very good, but trying day…grump!…I want to stay up and watch the game, dammit!…grunt!… She compromised and will leave the game on while we are in bed…heh. of course I always fall asleep immedideately so this is just a trick play…yawn!

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on April 11th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…heh!..Bless You!..snorkel!…Someone here will follow that recipe and make those wings!…heh!snort!heh!

  111. Tupper and Gilly
    10:45 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Hi Barb and Maggie -Mama says she is “serving” prime rib, roast turkey and leg of lamb. But the recipes will all be for the side dishes, the veggies and potatoes and stuff like that, since we figure everyone knows how to do the main meat stuff, and they can pick their main dish and choose the sides to go with it.
    Sound ok to you?
    Liz? Are you out there tonight? Do you want to bring some Vegamite? Now there’s a grocery thing that we can’t get over here. (And some folks say we are lucky about that)

  112. Siber-H
    10:49 pm on April 11th, 2011

    T&G Sounds more than ok.

    Rockies Won!!! Woo Woo Good Night All

  113. Barb & Maggie
    10:55 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Thank you T & G, and especially your mama. We are looking forward to the banquet. Certainly hope there are some brussel sprouts on the menu. Vegamite, not so much. We think it must be an acquired taste.

    Good night, all.

  114. Tupper and Gilly
    11:06 pm on April 11th, 2011

    Yaaawwwnnnn….g’night everyone.

  115. LizF
    12:19 am on April 12th, 2011

    Goodnight! I can bring vegemite, no worries mate, you’ll learn to love it!

  116. Gary Weeter
    8:41 pm on April 21st, 2011

    David Guetta is headlining day 2 25

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