Decatur Wrap-Up

“Anyone throw anything at you?” says Admin.

“Nope,” says Spence. “How about at you?”

“Nothing that connected,” says Admin. “I hear there was a bit of a surprise over your way.”

“Not a bad one,” says Spence. “And it worked out well for Kirby T. Penworthy and Co.”

“Nice meeting her, huh?”

“A highlight.”

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143 Responses to “Decatur Wrap-Up”

  1. Melanie
    4:54 am on September 5th, 2010

    HIP! HIP! HURRAH!!!!!!!!!

    Can not wait to hear the story! So Admin is PA?

    Riö, thanks for sharing the first few pages of TFAT. Sniff, I will have to tell Dan. He is an avid listener to the Blog.

    THANKS! SPENCER!

  2. Barb & Maggie
    5:11 am on September 5th, 2010

    Wow! And a hat tip to Kirby & Co. We will be waiting to hear all about the event.

  3. AbbietheKitty
    5:21 am on September 5th, 2010

    Kirby! Kirby! Kirby!

  4. Melanie
    5:54 am on September 5th, 2010

    hmm. Just realized that Spencer didn't have anything thrown at him, but Admin . . .

  5. BStover
    5:54 am on September 5th, 2010

    We are waiting Kirby!

  6. AbbietheKitty
    5:56 am on September 5th, 2010

    Off to have breakfast. See you L8r

  7. BStover
    5:58 am on September 5th, 2010

    Melanie: I forgot to say yesterday how superb OTAS's pictures are. I had never heard of the method of "pointillism" using ink (?), only paint. Wish I could see them "in person."

  8. Melanie
    6:11 am on September 5th, 2010

    Thanks B.Stover: What is interesting is that the bull picture is actually much larger than the cowboy picture. The Bulls are 12 by 18 inches while the cowboy is only 6 by 9, if I"m remembering correctly.

    The Bulls took forever to do . . . which is why hid did the cowboy in an ink wash.

    snicker

  9. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 am on September 5th, 2010

    Surprise!…. It looks like Kirby’s gal and I both had a great day yesterday!…snort!…I am waiting with baited breath to hear all about it first hand or second paw, whichever comes first!…grunt!

    Melanie!…Please give Dan my best regards and tell him I want him to get well and stay well, dammit!…snort!

  10. Gus & BooBear
    6:30 am on September 5th, 2010

    We can't wait to hear all about the Book Fair and how Kirby's mom got to meet SQ! And how cool for Rio to have that early release of the much anticipated book 3! We guess that means that SQ does read our blog once in a while…what a cool acknowledgment to us. Although not as verbose as some of you (time restrictions due to work) we always try to read Chet's posts and catch most of the regular's musings. We've been regulars almost from the very beginning and love how it has evolved and the numerous topics that get covered. We must be alot like Chet….off in whatever direction the wind takes us!

  11. AbbietheKitty
    6:32 am on September 5th, 2010

    I wonder what Spence means when he says.."and it worked out well for Kirby T. Penworthy and Co."

    How well? TFAT well?

    Cats are curious you know.

  12. Siberian Husky
    6:35 am on September 5th, 2010

    Kirby? Oh Kirby?

  13. FattyKitty
    6:37 am on September 5th, 2010

    Ditto on what Rio says about Dan. We waft good vibes over the aura – waves straight to him.

    Egad what excitement. I too wait with baited breath – and hope B. Stover will tell us what baited breath is! She'd actually make a better reference librarian than…oops gotta go

  14. FattyKitty
    6:44 am on September 5th, 2010

    The Librarian wants to know: where do Staff and Mr. Staff go to breakfast out there in the wilds? And: wishes she were there with them.

  15. dawson
    6:51 am on September 5th, 2010

    Spence: Glad nothing got thrown at you. Between Rio and Kirby's Mom the blog is awash in blessings right now and I'm sure they will expand exponentially throughout the universe.

    Kirby T's Mom: You are sooo lucky. It worked out well for you and I'm hope AbbieKitty is right when she suggest TFAT well.

  16. AbbietheKitty
    6:54 am on September 5th, 2010

    FK, We go to breakfast in our kitchen silly!

    But since I am upstairs blogging I have to 'go' downstairs.

    We would give you yummy fresh tomato toast.

    Mr Staff has just been up to move the Bernina 830 from it's desk to it's carrying case so he can move it to the car. Staff will be quilting the quilt on it today and tomorrow. Depending on how long it takes.

    She and her quilting buddies are having a 'lock in'. That is when they get the key from Faye (of Faye's Henhouse Quilt Shop) and go play in the quilt shop all day (and all night if they have the strength). Otherwise the shop is closed. Don't you wish you had your own private quilt shop to play in Debbie LM? It is way too much fun.

  17. dawson
    7:09 am on September 5th, 2010

    Oh boy.

    The quilt is right on schedule. Another blessing.

  18. B. Stover
    7:12 am on September 5th, 2010

    FK: I actually think we had this discussion once before on this blog. It's "bated" breath and it derives from Middle English…a variation of "abate." To hold your breath in anticipation; to breathe abnormally due to emotion.

    I hope Kirby did get a copy of TFAT.

    The quilt!!!

  19. AbbietheKitty
    7:19 am on September 5th, 2010

    That Fatty Kitty is going to get in trouble. But I guess he can do whatever he wants since he is already over the rainbow bridge.

  20. dawson
    7:26 am on September 5th, 2010

    FattyKitty: I don't understand why you are in trouble. And: I was wondering also just where Staff was going out for breakfast. I think we must go easy on her because she has a lock-in and an important quilt on her mind.

  21. AbbietheKitty
    7:30 am on September 5th, 2010

    Dawson, Didn't you notice Fatty Kitty starting to diss the Librarian? It was posted at 11:37.

    That is how he will get in trouble.

    Heehee

  22. Siberian Husky
    7:36 am on September 5th, 2010

    I'm another one that was wondering where Staff and Mr. Staff were going for breakfast. I pictured them in some cozy place that caters to rural type people and farmers…home cooking, good food. I was getting hungry just thinking about it.

  23. dawson
    7:38 am on September 5th, 2010

    Oh yeah – I guess I'm a little slow today. That darn cat does that all the time.

  24. AbbietheKitty
    7:40 am on September 5th, 2010

    Well we did have home cooking, since we were at home. It was cereal and milk for me. I am saving the tomato toast for lunch time. Which will be fairly soon as I want to eat before leaving for the quilt shop.

    You guys have a good day on the blog. I hope Kirby T. finds a computer and checks in.

    Good wishes for Dan.

    I expect Rio is reading.

    See you later

  25. wookie of chevy chas
    7:44 am on September 5th, 2010

    Oooo, Staff, mom is drooling now. Can't understand it personally. If no steak is involved why drool? Go figure. Wookie

  26. Melanie
    8:06 am on September 5th, 2010

    The Blessings Continue!

    Dan is awake! Not really "with it" yet, but awake! Something one of his doctors did not think would happen.

    He has a feeding tube instead of the IV nutrients. And tomorrow they might take out the ventilator!

    HIP! HIP! HURRAH!!

  27. Siberian Husky
    8:18 am on September 5th, 2010

    Thanks for the great news, Melanie! Our prayers are with Dan. All paws are crossed here on the blog and I know the pack has all paws crossed. That is a lot of paw crossing in Dan's favor.

  28. Riö - The Evil
    8:38 am on September 5th, 2010

    Breakfast!…That’s where we were at after the farmers market this morning…snort!…We ate at one of those country kitchens that cater to rural type folk like us….heh!….She wants to drive to the mountains and sit by a lake and read, but that probably won’t happen today…sniff!… Maybe tomorrow we can do that!!

    Nice!…Kirby's gal was a "highlight" at the fair!…Wooooo!

  29. Barb & Maggie
    8:40 am on September 5th, 2010

    Great news, Melanie. Hope Dan continues to improve. B & M

    Anxious to hear from Kirby.

    Staff, Have fun at the lock-in.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    8:41 am on September 5th, 2010

    Dust Jacket!…. We really can feel a difference in the paper quality on the dust jacket of T-FAT…. Grunt!… It has a very nice rich feel to it. I can’t explain it any other way…sniff!

  31. Riö - The Evil
    8:42 am on September 5th, 2010

    Staff!… You are right on schedule my dear!…snort!…How do you do it?? Have fun on our beautiful Quilt. Remember it’s for a couple of very special Guys!…snorkel!

  32. dawson
    9:21 am on September 5th, 2010

    Oh Melanie: That is the best blessing of all.

  33. B. Stover
    9:24 am on September 5th, 2010

    Rio: I can't wait to feel the dust jacket.

  34. Mollypop
    9:29 am on September 5th, 2010

    In Fatty's post at 11:37, I thought he was dissing Stover. Oops, my bad.

    Mom was back on the road again today, but this time I was with her. Sam's Mom said they traveled about 1,500 miles over the last couple of weeks.

    We're still praying for Dan.

  35. dawson
    9:47 am on September 5th, 2010

    So Rio: Are you finishing the last Ingrid book whilst touching and feeling the dust jacket of TFAT?

  36. Melanie
    9:55 am on September 5th, 2010

    Riö, you may sniff and feel the dust jacket.

    Do not pee on it.

  37. dawson
    10:10 am on September 5th, 2010

    I hope Kirby's Mom didn't stay in Decatur an extra night just to have some uninterrupted time to read.

  38. Riö - The Evil
    10:10 am on September 5th, 2010

    Wild!…. Wow, what wild ride Into The Dark is!!…snort!… We just now finished it and we LOVED it! Holy Cow what a good story….wheeze! …I want to start reading To Fetch A Thief Right Now! She says we need to do some chores first like laundry and groceries before baseball starts later!…grunt!

  39. dawson
    10:15 am on September 5th, 2010

    Kirby T's Mom was a highlight for Spence! I bet meeting him was the same for her. Lucky she had that badge to introduce herself. I'm starting to get excited about hearing all about it soon. Where is that woman. She must be pulling over at every rest stop and reading another chapter! She'll have that book read by the time Rio gets to the first chapter.

  40. dawson
    10:18 am on September 5th, 2010

    Priorities Rio, priorities. Time to start begging. Unfortunately, your friend is immune to your begging, dammit.

  41. Sam
    10:53 am on September 5th, 2010

    This is getting funny about Kirby's Mom. When we finally hear from her, we'll be yelling at her instead of welcoming her. "Where were you? Why didn't you call? How come you're so late?"

  42. Melanie
    10:56 am on September 5th, 2010

    From Green Day's "Waiting" . . .

    "I've been waiting for a long time

    For this moment to come

    I'm destined

    For anything…at all"

    I've never been good at waiting.

  43. Mollypop
    10:59 am on September 5th, 2010

    Dogs are supposed to be good at waiting, but not me. I am an American French Poodle and the American way is instant gratification. So yes – NOW!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    11:02 am on September 5th, 2010

    Kirby!…Kirby!…Has he shown up yet? Any word from him out here?? …grump!…Where the heck is that multi-national, antenna eared, suitcase peeing guy anyway!??? … I hope those marauding Goats didn’t attack his gal and steal her books!…snort!

    Oooooer!… The Rockies are starting in a few minutes!…Can you guys spell “Sweep”??? …snort!

  45. dawson
    11:10 am on September 5th, 2010

    I'm watching a Jeff Dunham (ventriloquist) special. Some funny.

  46. B. Stover
    11:11 am on September 5th, 2010

    I think I'm beginning to worry about Kirby and Co.

    I like Melanie's instruction to Rio.

  47. Riö - The Evil
    11:22 am on September 5th, 2010

    Jeff Dunham!….snort!snort!….My friend got to see him in person earlier this year!…grunt!…He and his puppets are the funniest thing out there!…wheeze!…I told you guys all about that evening…heh!

  48. Riö - The Evil
    11:25 am on September 5th, 2010

    Stover!… I do remember Kirby saying his gal is usually late to events….snort!…So probably nothing to worry about yet…sniff!sniff!…She may just be enjoying some time in Hot, Humid, and apparently Computer-free Georgia…grumble!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    11:28 am on September 5th, 2010

    Book Fair!… Is it me or does it sound like from today’s post that Kirby’s gal only got to meet Spencer and not The Charming Mr. Abrahams??…snort!…I wanted to know if he changed his costume or not!…sniffle!

  50. B. Stover
    11:35 am on September 5th, 2010

    Rio: Yes it does sound as though she only saw SQ.

  51. Riö - The Evil
    11:40 am on September 5th, 2010

    SiberH!… When we were at the farmers market, someone about blew a gasket when she found out she had to pay $5.00 for a little baggie of roasted Hatch Chilies …snort!… She was Pissed Off big time. The good news is she only bought 4 little baggies worth of that stuff….heh!heh!… Only 4 Pots O’ Fire will be a brewing this winter …snicker!

  52. Siberian Husky
    11:51 am on September 5th, 2010

    Hopefully next year the weather will cooperate and the crop will be better. Does she roast them at home or are they already roasted when she buys them?

  53. Siberian Husky
    11:58 am on September 5th, 2010

    Chupacabras prey on marauding goats.

  54. dawson
    12:01 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Yes Rio: I'd never heard of Jeff Dunham until you raved about him on this blog. So many things I've learned about on Chet's blog.

  55. wookie of chevy chas
    12:03 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio. Watching The Long, Long Trailer on TMC. Know it is one of your favorites. Wookie

  56. Barb & Maggie
    12:07 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Barb thinks chupacabras are in the same urban ledgend as marauding goats. Hee

  57. Siberian Husky
    12:11 pm on September 5th, 2010

    We do too, Maggie. We think they are coyotes with mange which does go through the coyote population from time to time. It has happened here.

  58. Riö - The Evil
    12:13 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Chupacabras!??? … They don’t hurt squirrels, do they? What are they any way? …cough!…this I gotta hear!

    Dawson!… I’m glad you find Jeff as funny as I do, I just love that guy and his puppets!….heh!

    Wookie!… Ohhhhhh! The Long Long Trailer!…snort!… Have you come to the Cesar Salad scene yet? What a Hoot!…heh!

  59. Siberian Husky
    12:27 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio, I don't think they hurt squirrels, but they are known for attacking goats. When you have time, google Chupacabra. You'll see video and still photos. Unlike Big Foot, they do have dead bodies of alleged Chupacabras. Be warned, they are ugly. I bet Macy knows about them. Most reports of them come from Texas.

  60. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:36 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Chupacabras are the official city animal of Runaway Bay Texas.

    Kir-by….Kir-by…Kir–by!

  61. wookie of chevy chas
    12:37 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio. We just saw the ceaser salad scene. It was hilarious. A real classic. Wookie

  62. Barb & Maggie
    12:38 pm on September 5th, 2010

    They are described as part reptile, part coyote. A coyote with really bad mange probably does have skin resembling a reptile. Barb and I watch Animal Planet, and some of those poor rescue dogs have mange. It is pretty awful looking and painful.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    12:39 pm on September 5th, 2010

    OK, we are heading straight to Nexflix to see if they have that movie!

  64. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:41 pm on September 5th, 2010

    The time, it passes slowly when you're Waiting.

    All of us sit here with breath abating.

    Bring it to us soon,

    We'll be sitting on the moon.

    "I'm ready for some news", that's what I'm stating.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    12:48 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Melanie and Macy are being very creative today.

    See how much you guys influence us – we just ordered The Long, Long Trailer. It is from 1954, whe Barb was just a young sprout.

  66. Riö - The Evil
    12:55 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Barb!…Be sure to order The Great Race too! The old movie with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon… heh!

  67. Mollypop
    1:00 pm on September 5th, 2010

    This is the weekend of the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festval. It is held in our ball park and mobs of people come. I saw someone on TV wearing a chicken hat, of course. They ate 45 TONS of wings and there was also a table set-up for Pepto-Bismol.

  68. Siberian Husky
    1:27 pm on September 5th, 2010

    That sounds like my kind of festival. The news from NM this weekend is that the University of New Mexico football team lost to Oregon by 72 to 0. That's incrediable, but it really happened.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    1:30 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Molly!…That is one festival that I would love to be at right now!…Yum!…I love hot wings so much!…snort!…She is putting that on her grocery list right now, she makes awesome hot wings when she remembers that she can…heh!

    Kirby! sigh…All good things are worth waiting for… crap!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    1:32 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Wha!? … 72 to Nuthing!…heh!snort!…Oh my – please SiberH, tell us the NM football teams name… cough!

  71. Siberian Husky
    1:42 pm on September 5th, 2010

    I am very embarrassed to say that they are called the Lobos. A pack of real wolves, the four-legged kind, could play better football than these dudes. It got so bad last year, that attendance at their games could be counted on one hand.

  72. Mollypop
    1:44 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio – We don't need a festival to eat chicken wings. They started at the Anchor Bar and Duffs' wings are equal to them. Last year there was a contest between the two and Duffs won by one vote.

    We just head to Duffs which is not far from us and pig out. They come in mild, medium, hot, and suicidal. With Rooties blue cheese dip. Any of that other fancy stuff they do just isn't the real thing.

    Mom and I are in Ellicottville, the ski/golf resort town, and they serve wings here. They are not the real thing but people here don't know that. We do.

  73. Riö - The Evil
    1:50 pm on September 5th, 2010

    OH!OH!… I have finally stopped laughing enough to type…snort!…The Lobos and The Isotopes are all you guys have down there!…No wonder MLB doesn’t let you watch real sports on TV!….heh!

  74. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:51 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Our Rangers got robbed. 6-4 Twins in the ninth. 2 outs. Next Ranger up has a base hit. Then the next, then Murp walked. Vlad hits it right up 3th base but rolled foul so Young had to tag back on 3rd. They said the baseman made incidental contact with him game over. Snort!

  75. Riö - The Evil
    1:53 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Molly!… You sure get around girlie!…snort!…What kind of Wings do you order? The Hot or Suicidal??…grunt!…I know which kind my wacky friend would want to try!…gasp!…She wishes she could be there with you right now!

  76. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:53 pm on September 5th, 2010

    When SQ comes to Houston, Mom could drive down there. About a 5 hours trip. Hubby says only an idiot would drive that far just to say hi to some author. Hmph..They drove eight hours to see our Angie swim for 23 seconds.

  77. Mollypop
    1:59 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio – I eat anything and everything that's not kibble but Mom gets picky, picky. She orders medium wings, nothing hotter.

    When the brave ones order the hot wings, they start sweating and their faces turn all red and funny while they're eating. Mom says that just sitting at the table with them opens her sinuses.

  78. Riö - The Evil
    2:04 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Hot Wings!… Now I am starving! Do you know or fondly remember anyone who ever ordered the Suicidal Wings?…grunt!…My friend thinks those sound very interesting indeed!…sigh!… I’m all for the medium stuff myself, that’s why I don’t eat her Green Chili or her Hot Wings…grump!…Cassie on the other hand would be there chowing on Suicidal with my friend…gasp!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    2:10 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Wow!….Rockies are just ONE OUT away from Sweeping the Division Leaders right now!….wooooooo!…Clap! Clap! ClapClapClap!…..yeeeeeeeee

  80. Riö - The Evil
    2:13 pm on September 5th, 2010

    OUT!…THEY SWEPT THE PADRES!….WOOOOOOO!…

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1283728351-happydance.gif[/img]
    Road!…And the best thing is they did it ON THE ROAD!…snort!…The Tide Is Turning for my guys, I just Know it!….Woooooooooo!

  81. Barb & Maggie
    2:18 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Barb would go for the medium, too, nothing stronger. Wonder how many chickens had to die to make 45 Tons of wings. A chicken's wings would probably be 1/4 to 1/2 lb per bird. That's a lot of chickens! Any mathematicians out there?

  82. Mollypop
    2:18 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Hey Siber-H – that chicken should come here. He can march around the ball field for the Festival, probably with other chickens. But the more the merrier.

  83. Siberian Husky
    2:19 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Macy, talk your mom into going to Houston.

  84. Riö - The Evil
    2:19 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Molly!… We are There!..heh!heh! (She loves New York)… and I love whatever she loves except Hot Food…snort!

    Wooooooo! Rockies are on a Big Time Roll now!… It is September Baseball and every game matters!…They just Swept our Division Leaders who have been on a huge losing streak. All the prayers from my warm soft bed have been answered mightily!!!… Gasp!Cough!Choke!…. We are so thrilled right now! I can hardly find the breath to clean up the food buffet that just happened! …wheeze!

  85. Siberian Husky
    2:21 pm on September 5th, 2010

    They might barbecue him, Molly. I have to admit that I like the Padre's chicken.

  86. Barb & Maggie
    2:21 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio, Barb said she thinks she saw The Great Race years ago, but doesn't remember seeing any Lucy and Desi movies. She used to watch the tv show and has watched a lot of the reruns. They are still great comedy after more than 50 years.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    2:23 pm on September 5th, 2010

    MagPie!… 180,000 birds gave their wings for the festival this weekend! (using .5 as the lbs per bird)…snort!

  88. Siberian Husky
    2:24 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Mom thinks so too, Maggie. Lucy is still funny. You will like that movie.

  89. Riö - The Evil
    2:29 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Chicken!…The Padres Chicken is one of the most beloved mascots in San Diego…snicker! ..He is a funny looking thing I must say!…snort!…I can’t think of his name right now. The Rockies have ‘Dinger’ the Dinosaur – don’t ask me why???

  90. Riö - The Evil
    2:37 pm on September 5th, 2010

    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KIRBY??….dammit!

  91. Sam
    2:42 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Siber-H, I don't think Molly meant they would eat the Padre's chicken. Ha ha. Instead, lots of people dress up as chickens and he could join them.

  92. Siberian Husky
    2:44 pm on September 5th, 2010

    When do we declare Kirby MIA and send a team out to look for him? I am not going with the squirrel. Rocky has fleas.

  93. Siberian Husky
    2:47 pm on September 5th, 2010

    That's good to know, Sam, because I have become fond of that stupid bird. That festival soounds like fun and lots of dropped food for dogs.

  94. Siberian Husky
    2:50 pm on September 5th, 2010

    I have never seen the Rockie's mascot and we all know why.

  95. Riö - The Evil
    2:52 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Fleas!….Rockie the Under-Cover Squirrel has fleas??? …snort!…This is news to me, but I should have guessed because he does tend to eat and drink too much and fall asleep in restaurant alley ways where they keep the trash….grunt! …Damn his hide!

  96. Barb & Maggie
    3:15 pm on September 5th, 2010

    180,000 chickens! Barb's chickens have gone into witness protection for the time being. And her goats are on the look out for those chupacabras, but I don't think they travel this far north. Those guys might be more of a challenge for me than rats (which I have not had a hit on lately, by the way).

    Kirby, where are you?

  97. Riö - The Evil
    3:34 pm on September 5th, 2010

    MagPie!…Tell me how many chickens Barb has in her coop witness protection plan and I can tell you how many pounds of chicken wings she is sitting on!…heh!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    3:42 pm on September 5th, 2010

    About 30 chickens, but I am sworn to secrecy as to their where- abouts! Some are bantums, so they probably are carrying only 1/4 lbs. of wings.

  99. Riö - The Evil
    3:47 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Heck!…She only has approximately 12.5 pounds of chicken wings in her Coop Witness Protection Asylum…heh!… Only a meal for 3 or 4 guys who love Wings!

  100. Mollypop
    3:50 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio – I'm not sure about your chicken calculation. The web site still has last year's stats – too soon for an update – but that was 27 tons of wings = 500,000.

    They said this year it was 45 tons of wings!

  101. AbbietheKitty
    4:01 pm on September 5th, 2010

    I find this chicken wing discussion distasteful.

    Staff is back from quilting so she can get some nap time. She says she has all the blocks outlined and it working on the centers of the blocks. She only has 3 rows left to do. The binding is made and ready to sew on as soon as the quilting is done.

    Then the geegaw's will go on and then she will have to look for a suitable box.

    maybe she will eat first and then read in bed for a while. Mmmmm sounds like a plan.

    Kirby! Kirby! Kirby!

    Hope he gets online soon.

  102. Riö - The Evil
    4:07 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Molly!…One ton = 2000 pounds. So even 27 would be 108,000 lofty chickens that gave their wings to the festival…snort!

  103. Riö - The Evil
    4:10 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Staff!…She is out of lock-down!…heh!…She should be happy we are not talking about Kat guts and violins….snort!…(opps! I probably should Not make her mad at this crucial time in the life of the Quilt!)…sigh!

  104. Barb & Maggie
    4:20 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Ok, Mollypop, what is the 500,000? Is that wing pieces? There would be 4 wing pieces per chicken. The wing is actually 3 pieces, but the last, most outer part is discarded.

    Sorry Abbie.

  105. Siberian Husky
    4:32 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Did you ever wonder what happens to the whole rest of the chicken? What did they do with the 108,000 chickens that were intact except for their wings? Dog Food?

  106. Riö - The Evil
    4:37 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Chickens!…They don’t use their wings anyway, so I am sure they just donated them and are merrily eating away at each others poop right now!…snort!

  107. Melanie
    4:38 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Still no Kirby. . .

    I've fed and cleaned up after relatives that came to see Dan. I'm exhausted.

    Good news is Dan is waking up even more. Cool. Hope all the good small steps continue through the night.

    Too bad we weren't having chicken wings. That would have been easier.

    Staff you are magnificent!

    Not sure anyone saw the comment I put up about the web series "You Make My Dreams Come True." (It was right before Riö's TFAT arrived.) Here's the link for the first episode. Relatives just laughed and laughed when they saw all three of them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZl_JX1kdzU&fe

  108. Mollypop
    4:39 pm on September 5th, 2010

    MagPie! That might be the answer to our calculations – a chicken wing comes in two types. There's the farthest end and then there's a meatier end. So that's like 4 (pieces of) wings per chicken.

    Sorry A-Kat.

  109. Mollypop
    4:45 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Just so you know, Mom has tried a trillion times to be a vegetarian, but to no avail. Now she is anemic – her second blood test last Friday is still not good.

  110. Barb & Maggie
    4:53 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Siber H, I think they market the whole chicken (in parts) for human consumption – companies like Perdue market most of their chickens as parts, breast being the most popular, then thighs, then legs. Wing are probably sold mostly as snack wings.

    Molly, You are right, there are 2 parts; first the part closer to the body which some refer to as a drummy and then the longer, thinner part that has 2 bones in it.

    Rio, even though they don't fly, they probably need to keep all of their body parts to survive.

  111. Riö - The Evil
    4:57 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Melanie!…We seriously tried to watch “You Make My Dreams Come True”, but her computer couldn’t handle it…snort!…and we could only see the video in bits and pieces and could not finish it!…grunt!…But what we did see was some very good acting and camera work and it is definitely on our list of Must See’s …heh!

  112. Siberian Husky
    4:59 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Maggie, your answer makes more sense than Rio's.

  113. Riö - The Evil
    5:02 pm on September 5th, 2010

    MagPie!…. How long have we known each other?….snort!…You should really be able to tell when I am joking or not by now…gruff!….If not then all the better for me!…heh!

    Molly!… Your mom just needs to gain some weight! …sniff!…She is a very tiny person from what we can tell and needs some meat on her bones…grunt!…My friend says she will donate her extra meat to your mom right now if that was possible….heh!

  114. Siberian Husky
    5:03 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio, I can't watch the video either for the same reason. So, it is not your computer. Melanie's family is seeing it. Could it be dear old Quest?

  115. Riö - The Evil
    5:09 pm on September 5th, 2010

    SiberH!…”Dear” old Quest?….snort!…I’d rather use one of Rosie’s favorite words to describe that Bitch of an ISP!….grumble!

  116. Barb & Maggie
    5:11 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio, We know you are kidding. Barb says she will donate some extra poundage,too.

    Barb has tried to be a vegetarian (vegan would be way too hard), but finally settled on eating meat, but trying to make sure it was raised humanely and as chemical free as possible.

    Me, Maggie, I have no desire to eat meat-free!

  117. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:19 pm on September 5th, 2010

    This wing talk reminds us of the "Muppet Movie". All the frogs lost their legs to French restaurants and are walking around on crutches.

  118. dawson
    5:20 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Melanie: I saw the first and second episode when you posted the link earlier and I was in need of distraction. I will try to find the third episode because it is hilarious.

  119. Siberian Husky
    5:22 pm on September 5th, 2010

    I was being sarcastic, Rio. Quest sucks.

  120. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 pm on September 5th, 2010

    SiberH!… I know pal!..I know our ISP sucks big time just as bad as some other team. ((The Lobos!))…snicker!

  121. Mollypop
    5:37 pm on September 5th, 2010

    MagPie! Mom tried the vegan route too. She got really sick. Now she does the way you do – milk from grass-fed cows, eggs from walking-around-chickens,etc.

    Rio – Thanks but no extra poundage for Mom. She's trying to get ready for ski season. She had knee surgery last fall and is working hard to be able to do one more year in Safety Patrol. They're part of Ski Patrol but with minimal first aid. She helps direct traffic around accidents and keeps the ski hills safe from the rowdies.

  122. Sam
    5:40 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Siber-H, you are so sweet and good and innocent. My Mom is in love with you.

  123. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Home!…. I sure hope Kirby’s gal made it home safe and sound and is just tired. Maybe she is pondering the whole experience before she blurts her guts out here on the blog….heh!.. I mean, that might be what we would do in her situation. Especially with everyone breathing down her neck to post about it…heh!…Bed soon for us (not yet), it’s been a busy day! And she needs to get up early tomorrow for some dumb reason….grump!

  124. Siberian Husky
    5:44 pm on September 5th, 2010

    The Isotopes have been eliminated from any chance of the playoffs. They are toast for this season.

  125. Siberian Husky
    5:47 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Thank you very much, Sam. That's very sweet of you. I'm showing your post to mom right away!

  126. Riö - The Evil
    5:52 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Sammie!…heh!heh!…You are talking about a guy who enjoyed Their Wildest Dreams – Kat-Tree-ugh! … He is no perfect Saint walking around in Husky clothes!…cough!… I do agree that he is a very well mannered and a nicely behaved Husky on this blog during small intervals of time …grunt!

    (I feel the wrath of Staff for some reason!)

  127. Siberian Husky
    5:54 pm on September 5th, 2010

    and don't forget "China Cabinet for Sale"

  128. Barb & Maggie
    5:56 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Rio, Why are you getting tired so early? Tomorrow is a holiday, so your friend doesn't have to go to the busy place tomorrow.

  129. Riö - The Evil
    6:06 pm on September 5th, 2010

    SiberH!…snort!… Have I told you lately how much I like you?….snorkel!

    MagPie!…It’s not a matter of being Tired, it’s a matter of “Time in the Day” which she has squandered for the past 2 days!…heh!…Now she has to do all the stuff she has put off doing in ONE day…snort!…So I have to pay for her inability to manage her time correctly,…grunt!…Although, her mother has some blame in this whole thing too!…dammit!

  130. Riö - The Evil
    6:10 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Out!…The Isotopes are out of the race!!! Really???…snort!

  131. Mollypop
    7:10 pm on September 5th, 2010

    I have been with friends who have ordered the suicidal wings and I swear smoke comes out of their ears. It’s hard to even sit at the table near those wings. Whatever’s in the air from them makes Mom’s eyes water.

    You and your friend should come visit us. We’ll get you the good stuff.

  132. Riö - The Evil
    6:14 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Bed!…I am going to go lay on my warm soft bed and hope I fall asleep right away!…grunt!…If not I will probably be up to see if Kirby ever checks in tonight….damn his hide!.. Come ON!….So a half way good night to all of you right now and maybe see you later!…sniffle!

  133. Siberian Husky
    7:16 pm on September 5th, 2010

    WOO WOO SWEEP!! Rockies Won!
    The Padres must be getting so depressed. They have lost 10 in row, but they do have the stupid but cute chicken to console them.

  134. Siberian Husky
    6:23 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Us too, we are going to bed. I wouldn't put it past Kirby to breeze in after all of us sign off. He does that sometimes.

    Good Night Everyone!

  135. Staff
    6:28 pm on September 5th, 2010

    I am going to bed too. I am tired from all the quilting. And talk of all those chicken parts was ishy. Although I will eat them, I don't like to think of dead chickens in that quantity. Gross!

    Staff

  136. Barb & Maggie
    6:51 pm on September 5th, 2010

    OK, we are signing off, too. Sorry to upset any one with talk about the chicken parts. Hope Kirby checks in soon. Good night, all.

  137. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:56 pm on September 5th, 2010

    From Kirby's Mom: I'm back! Just pulled in after two exciting days at the Decatur Book Festival! There's a lot to report, but the most important thing is I GOT IT!!! Spence didn't realize it, but the publisher apparently gave permission to release TFAT early at the book festival. So book three is autographed — it says Plunder On! — and sitting beside me. I've only been able to read a few pages so far, but so far so good, as they say!

  138. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:44 pm on September 5th, 2010

    From Kirby's Mom (again): I just caught up reading what I missed. Sorry I disappointed you by not reporting in earlier, but I stayed at the festival until the last presentation got over at 5, then I went a little out of my way going home so I could stop at Clemson and have dinner with my college girl! And the only laptop in the household belongs to my son, and I wouldn't dream of depriving him of it for the whole weekend, even for your benefit — I think he would go into withdrawal!

    So here's a quick update: I did see PA and SQ both. He was actually wearing two author badges — one for each name. After PA's presentation I went to the book-signing, and introduced myself. He stood right up, shook my hand and thanked me for coming. Then he called over his wife and son — Seth lives in Atlanta — and told them I was one of the bloggers. His wife asked which one, and when he mentioned Kirby's name she seemed to know exactly who that was. Later, when I went to the SQ presentation, he came over and sat with me before his speech started. Then during his speech he talked about the blog, and told the audience that I was there. He also talked about the blog and the quilt — but I'll give a more detailed report about that later.

    Some highlights:

    * Yes, PA and SQ wore different "costumes" — although neither of them involved the tin man or any of our other suggestions!

    * SQ was absolutely amazed that the copies of TFAT had been supplied to the festival — he told me he had only gotten two copies himself. In fact, during his presentation he did his reading from his Advanced Readers Copy. When I mentioned that everyone — especially Rio — would be jealous that I already had my copy, he said he had already sent a copy to Rio.

    * It's interesting that Rio mentioned the cover, and how it feels different than the other two. During the SQ talk someone asked him about his favorite cover — which is the one from Thereby Hangs a Tail, by the way — and he said that the TFAT cover is on some kind of special paper that has a suede feel to it, and that each cover costs 6 cents!

    OK, enough for now. I'll post more — and some pics — tomorrow.

  139. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:50 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Yeaaaaaa Kirby's Mom! Tomorrow you have to tell us every detail. All those other slackers gave up, and here you are. Sleep well and prepared to be grilled (not like the chicken wings) tomorrow.

    <cite>Macy out!

  140. Riö - The Evil
    9:17 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Kirby!….It’s about DAMN TIME!… grunt!….MagPie missed you by 5 whole minutes tonight…snort!…Tomorrow be ready for DETAILS pal! Every single one of them!…Oh and Welcome Back! I kind of missed you!…sniff!

  141. Riö - The Evil
    9:27 pm on September 5th, 2010

    Great!….Now I won’t sleep another wink all night long waiting for DETAILS!…snorkel!… How much fun is this!???… I can't believe Kirby's gal got to meet his wife and Son!…sigh!… Hi Seth! Hi Mrs.Abrahams!… Good night for now. Tomorrow will be a nice day to Grill Someone!…heh!

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