Deflation, Footballs, Us

“What’s the big issue?” Admin says. “Chet deflates all kinds of balls as a matter of normal procedure, footballs included. Lighten up, everybody!”

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111 Responses to “Deflation, Footballs, Us”

  1. Zeus
    8:26 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Good morning, Amigos! I’m with Admin and Chet on this one. What good is a ball if I can’t deflate it?

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:51 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Good morning Zeus and everyone! Admin is getting better. 3 sentences with no typots. We are particularly of tennis balls but our cousin, Lucky, love footballs. We bet he is quicker than Chet in the deflate dept.
    Friday? So soon? Soggy here but, have a fab Friday, all!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Deflategate? Oh, really OFA, you are cracking us up!

  4. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:57 am on January 23rd, 2015

    We agree. And we liked Sraff’s theory yesterday that the cold air caused the change.

    Quiet day here with a high of 38, with snow arriving Sunday.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:10 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Barb, Sraff? Almost as good as our Stagg! Wonder how many “typos” are possible with that name?

  6. Zeus
    10:02 am on January 23rd, 2015

    We here are getting snow tomorrow. Snow then ice then more snow. It is actually supposed to start tonight. But today is gorgeous!

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:04 am on January 23rd, 2015

    We were just trying to see if everyone was alert and professional. Not!

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:09 am on January 23rd, 2015

    You make us laugh out loud :)

  9. B.Stover
    10:22 am on January 23rd, 2015

    When is football season over? (Just kidding.)

    Good morning all.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:23 am on January 23rd, 2015

    DeflateGate is NO Laughing Matter when our Beloved Teams are involved, Amigos.
    Right, Beau?

  11. Herd of Hounds
    10:27 am on January 23rd, 2015

    LouLou, if your mom wants to move again, we found a great penthouse for y’all

  12. ok9otj
    10:41 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Us dogs don’t know cheating & they don’t have to pay us $Ms to play ball. My personal preference is tennis balls. LYL ChetTheDog. U r my hero.

  13. BooBear
    10:47 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Good Morning all!! Happy Friday, the best day of the week!!

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    10:50 am on January 23rd, 2015

    ML – Mama is willing to move in with you. Let’s find a place for all of us. We would love to play with Macy.

    Thanks for all your encouragement re Bulldozering. The local paper is jumping on this and will be calling for more info later today. Meanwhile, contacting our state senators (one of whom is Elizabeth Warren) to continue the battle.

    Deflate – gate, phooey. It’s a GAME. There are no ramifications, there are no consequences. It’s a GAME. World peace, global warming, the depleted aquifer and the health care crisis will not be affected. Nothing is affected. Move on….

  15. BooBear
    10:54 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Games are fun!!! But we agree, there is no need for any kind of congressional hearing on this, but betcha it will happen.

  16. BooBear
    10:58 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Mama Meash, Mom needs to paypal Snowhook for sponsoring Squishy. Does she do it the normal way or is there a special link set up for that funding? Mom thought you posted one the other day, but of course, can’t find it now!

  17. Masquers
    11:00 am on January 23rd, 2015

    BooBear: Betcha you are right!

  18. Meashka
    11:17 am on January 23rd, 2015

    BooBear, look at the email sent you back. I think it was there. If you need me to resend, let me know.
    There is a special link.

  19. BooBear
    11:32 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Thanks, Meashka!! Mom found it. She was looking on the blog, not in her emails! Squishy is sponsored and paid for.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    11:36 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Hounds: That’s Some Penthouse!

    Who’s the New Guy and Why does he have a Link? It all looks and sounds Innocent enough, but we are Not Clicking On It…No We Are Not.
    If you are an Amigo, Welcome.

    Royal Mum: We need you in Washington!

  21. Alice M. Johnson
    11:52 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Good morning youse guys. I came out of the closet this morning and got on the bed. Then that Henry got on the bed too. I ignored him. Then that Keiko got on the bed and tried to sniff me. Really! I was indignant and tried to bop her, about 6 times, while hissing. She decided not to sniff me.

    I told staff all about it and she was so sorry for my troubles and said I was a brave cat!

    So There!

  22. Staff
    11:56 am on January 23rd, 2015

    Welcome OT90tj if you are a dog, cat or person please post again. If you are a spammer, we do not click on links.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    12:10 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Alice the Fearless Feline!

  24. Mollypop's Mom
    12:11 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    PayPal charges 2.9 percent to sellers and that would be Snowhook

  25. ok9otj
    12:22 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I’m a dog! Been following ChetTheDog 4 eVer. Retweet alla ChetTheDog’s tweets whenever I see 1. Got alla Chet’s books which just proves us dogs got good taste in literature.

  26. Meashka
    12:36 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Welcome, OK90TJ…what does that name mean?

  27. Diane C.
    12:40 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Good morning everyone–I apparently missed out on a number of momentous happenings yesterday and am waiting excitedly for further new of Tupper’s Mama’s crusade.
    Alice M.–I know exactly how you feel. Some days it seems like it’s not worth the effort to leave the closet (but we must–our public needs us).
    Loved the Tundra pictures, hope everyone in the cold part of the country is keeping warm and all are travelling safely.
    HOH–Words fail me. They just fail me.
    So I’M off to the library. Later, y’all…

  28. Siber-H
    1:15 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I agree with Spence on deflategate. The news channels are covering this story as if it were the end of the world. To quote T&G who are not sports fans…”It’s a GAME”.

    Alice, I’m proud of you. Good Girl!

    ML, I agree with everyone’s suggestions abut moving into a senior living facility. You are too young. There are other good options.

    Welcome OK90TJ
    Border Collie?

  29. BearSpiritDog
    1:27 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    OK9OTJ Looks Legit…he/she is a Fellow Tweeter.

  30. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:31 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Looks like a BC or an Aussie. Could be an English Shepherd, but we are rare.

    Must go back and read last night’s later posts. What is this about ML moving into an assisted living? ML, aren’t you in your mid 50s? What are you thinking girl? Everyone is going to be 20+ years older than you.

  31. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:45 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    OK, back after reading the assisted living posts. We agree with several who mentioned a senior community where you have to be 55 or over. Sun City is a big one here. Mostly individual homes, but outside work is done for you. They have pools, tennis courts and activity centers. You can have pets, but no live-in kids.

    That might be a good way to go, but you would still have to do your own meals. When I had surgery I went to a place that sold prepared meals. They were like homemade and better than grocery store frozen meals. Reasonably priced – about $4.00 per meal. I know you do not like to cook, so that could be an option. Do you have Seattle Sutton there? They will prepare all your meals and deliver twice a week.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    1:53 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    B&M&L thank you for the Sun City reference DEL WEBB Sun City we believe is the developer. 55+ Houes, condos, real life but with a support system and activities. (games, bikes, hikes, walks, folks)

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:55 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    OK90TJ Hey there. Welcome to this here blog. Most of us do not bite unless you are a perp, then it is, adios, amigo.

  34. Tupper's Mama
    2:12 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Taking a much needed kawfee break from letter writing, phoning and emailing. Been channeling Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma ManKiller for inspiration.
    If there is anyone in position of power that doesn’t know about the health care scandal in this state by tonight, it will be because they don’t want to know about it.

    Whew!

  35. Herd of Hounds
    2:22 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Our sweet pink bulldozer, you amaze us! you are one ball of super energy and any perp, crook or wrotten health system better stand back. We just wish that more of us had your righteous indignation to work with. You are a special lady and mom is glad you are in our corner. (P.S. our “s” is sticking so it wer aren’t careful stuff comes out trangely).

  36. Herd of Hounds
    2:23 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    GAH, rest our case. Where is the damned corking otter when we need him?

  37. BearSpiritDog
    2:25 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    OK90TJ: What do your Fellow Members of the Nation Within call you?

    ML: Those Places Cost Mucho Dineros!

    Go Tupper’s Mama!!!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    2:36 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    ML, BSD is correct but life costs, too. WE think it is too soon for you to make any BIG or major life changes. When ever you think about a change, start a list. Write down “Pros” and “Cons” and “$$$” (for capital outlay). Then put it in a drawer for 2-3 weeks. Review it, and if it is still appealing, put it with other appealing ones until you are sick to death of them or one climbs to the top. Just sayin’. You know we only say this because we love you and you are still in a vulnerable place.

  39. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:41 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    BSD, You are right – $3-5,000 per month I believe, for nursing homes. Lower level assisted living would be less.

    And yes, it is Del Webb who is the developer of Sun City. We have one in Huntley, which is a few miles south of Woodstock. It is really nice, and people love it there. I know you can have pets, but there may be fence restrictions.

    Must agree with HOH. T & G’s mama would be a formidable opponent!

  40. Tupper's Mama
    2:42 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    HOH – awww, shucks.
    We should also mention that we also channel Tupper and Gilly.
    After all, they ARE female dogs.

    wait for it…..

  41. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:43 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    They always say not to make any major changes for at least one year.

  42. Pepe le Pew
    2:53 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Mm? What a concept…

  43. Buddy and Leno
    2:54 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Howdy y’all…who’s moving to a retirement condo? Also, OK9OTJ is obviously a ham radio operator from the Czech Republic. Right? Of course. Maybe. Heh. -.. . -.- -… ….. . .-.. …- …-.-

  44. Siber-H
    3:01 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Buddy, It is Macy’s mom who is considering her options for moving into a retirement community.

  45. Martha
    3:07 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Tupper’s Mama: Thank you for boldly going where someone needed to go! I had just started to hear vague whispers of such deeds.

    Guess What!
    I just found out that my grandbaby will be a GIRL! I am leaving work today and going out to buy something ridiculously pink for a baby!

  46. Herd of Hound
    3:10 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Martha, good for you. How terribly special. Walk proud and tell everyone!

  47. Herd of Hound
    3:13 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    BTW, mom’s first dog was 80% timberwolf so we feel this is apropo

  48. Buddy and Leno
    3:13 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Aha! I’ll keep all the ML’s and BML’s and what not straight some day. … Maybe.

  49. B.Stover
    3:25 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I’m laughing at timberwolf. Brandy loved the sofa and slept on it every night.

  50. Zeus
    3:31 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    That is what happened to my formidable self when I move in here with the other Howlers. There was this leather sofa…

  51. Tupper's Mama
    3:33 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Martha – PINK!!!!!!!!

  52. Herd of Hound
    3:36 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Zeus, who’s a good Siber?

  53. BearSpiritDog
    3:37 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    On an Insurance Related Subject…Someone Here recently had a very Unpleasant Surprise at her local F A R M A C Y. When she went in to pick up a RX she was told there is now a $100 Deductible due upfront, which brought the total to over $200.
    YEEP. At that Exorbitant Price it is no longer in the budget. She says she will now have to go to Plan 2, whatever that is.
    Insurance Plan has also increased by $55 a month in 2015. Of course this means our Treatie Budget is taking a pounding.

  54. O'Howlers
    3:51 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    What is with these insurance companies? We don’t trust any of them.

  55. Herd of Hound
    3:51 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Mom went to horsepistol for a procedure and was told she hadn’t met her deductible. Being her tactful self, she replied at the top of her voice, ” I DON”T HAVE A FREEKING DEDUCTABLE!, Please give me my card back and I will go home.” The hosp people claimed they had a new computer system and errors were being made. 3 months later, she got a check for $90.00 overpayment. She thinks medical insurance is a racket! Mom just wishes she could think things out like the pink bulldozer instead of being a short female dog!

  56. Herd of Hound
    3:53 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    BSD, check with your ins. carrier to see if this is correct.

  57. BearSpiritDog
    4:00 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Hound’s Mom: Nana checked with Insurer when she returned home.
    Unfortunately, It is Correct. Growl.

  58. Herd of Hound
    4:11 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Bummer, How do they justify this shiitake?

  59. C.hobbiti
    4:25 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Hi everyone. Good luck to all those doing battles.
    It did snow another 2-3″ last night and “snow showers” are predicted for the next couple of days with a little “light rain” in the mix. Doesn’t sound like there will be the huge dump of snow they were predicting last night.

  60. Herd of Hound
    4:30 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    CHobbit, here the ‘puter is saying snow in your neck of the woods tomorrow and next Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon. Hope it is correct.

  61. Tenzing
    4:33 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Buddy and Leno: I took up permanent residence under the Quilt some time ago. I would be happy to host your Melanie under the Quilt for what I hope will be a short stay for her. I keep the Quilt stocked in snacks. Have I mentioned I make a great pillow with the right balance of support, softness and gentle breathing? I pride myself on doing a good job. Head bumps, to your girl.

  62. Herd of Hound
    4:40 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Buddy, tell your Melanie to take Tenzing up on his proposition. Darah here is a good pillow BUT Tenzing is a superlative pillow, one of a kind! Understanding, warm, soft and with a supply of fantastic nacks!

  63. Herd of Hound
    4:41 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    GAH! Damned missing “s” again. Not nacks…Snacks!

  64. Buddy and Leno
    4:44 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Yes, I do believe I remember Tenzing mentioning being a good pillow. I’m sure Melanie would love some temporary space under the quilt. Also….herd of hound? What happened to the rest of them?

  65. Herd of Hounds
    4:57 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Buddy, not to worry, we mentioned earlier that our “s” was sticking! Hounds intact, TY for asking.

  66. Thieves!
    5:08 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Buddy and Leno: Tenzing may be our paw, but we have no pillow related talent. That’s not to say we are not helpful when one of our own is sick or injured. Wheelchair races around the nurses stations are where we shine. We will visit Melanie to rev up the wheelchair. The division of duties is simple. We’ll do the pulling, she is in charge of getting better.

  67. Mollypop's Mom
    5:16 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    My Kindle bit the dust today. It won’t hold a charge for long so it was time to say adieu. I went out on Amazon to see when I bought that Kindle and it was Feb. 8, 2009! Six years! I guess I got my money’s worth. I ordered the Kindle Voyage and was pleased to see I could take it on 5 payments of $39 with no added interest charges. I’ll get it Feb. 11th.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    5:27 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    MPM, youj are one of a kind! Love youj!

  69. Herd of Hounds
    5:34 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    And almost on Valentine’s Day!

  70. O'Howlers
    5:51 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    MPM, was yours a regular Kindle, like we have? Ours is only used for reading, and it is old too. But so far so good.

    We are doing a Pizza (and wine) Friday. Talk to youse tomorrow.

  71. Buddy and Leno
    5:53 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Whew…glad that the hounds are all OK. Also, I haven’t kept up with the new Kindle models. I bought a Kindle Fire HDX at the end of 2013, mostly to check out its new accessibility features. Best I can say for that is…I don’t hate it. Perhaps not a ringing endorsement. I like my iThingy a lot better. Is no matter; best time ever to be a blind guy…we’ve got an embarrassment of riches where books are concerned. Well, at least, if you’re in a wealthy country, anyway. It’s a start. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be able to get books at the same time (and same price) as everyone else gets them.

  72. Mollypop's Mom
    5:58 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    O’Howlers, my Kindle was the second one. The first had keys that were on a slant. Then came mine and the keys lined up straight.

  73. Mollypop's Mom
    6:22 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    If I remember correctly, way back, B had the Kindle with the keys on a slant.

  74. Herd of Hounds
    6:34 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    MPM or OH ,HRH B the DDD is wondering about Kindle or fire or ??? since he is a fanatic about technology.

  75. B.Stover
    6:34 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I’m on my third Kindle. I don’t remember which one it is but it is a touch screen. I’ve loved all my Kindles…and actually they all still work.

  76. Diane C.
    6:50 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    ‘Dozer! Well done!
    Nana–What a gyp!!! I suppose you’ve already explored Canadian and online options…
    HOH–Thanks for always setting a good example for dealing with the marketplace (with or without the letter “s”)
    I have work to do and don’t want to do it…

  77. Wyatt
    6:56 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    ML: Before you make any big decision about where to move, might I offer my place up north? Outside, I have a nice house with fresh straw, and I also have the run of the front porch. Inside, my dog pillow is in prime location—near enough to the woodstove and front and center views of the TV. I’ve also been making a play for Doc’s loveseat. I should have this premise secured by the time you make your way here.

  78. Masquers
    7:08 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Martha: Your grandbaby will be pretty in pink. Have fun shopping!
    MPM: We were not aware PayPal took a percentage from the seller. This is not good. Not good at all.

  79. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:21 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Pizza sounds good! May have to have that tomorrow.

    Our resident chef is preparing a mixed green salad with crumbled blue cheese and french dressing. Rib steak, topped with sauteed baby bella mushrooms and shallots, with a few fries on the side.

  80. dawson
    8:34 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Barb, Maggie&Lucy: Supper sounds delish, as usual.

  81. dawson
    8:36 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Things are upside down when SiberH gets as much snow as Anchorage.
    I hope the snowier forecast for Anchorage is correct.

  82. Thieves!
    8:39 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Martha: Congrats! From what we know of litters of one girl are that they start out adorable and then turn into someone to blame for misdeeds. They are also named Belle Starr. We offer our puppy-sitting services. We can probably get character references to vouch for our expertise, skill, and high morale fiber from Teddy the Ruff Rider, Henry and Keiko, and BooBear’s Pancho and Lefty.

    More to Martha: Belle Starr is packing up her ribbons and things to help you will increasing your inventory of pink.

  83. Tupper's Mama
    8:52 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Woo hoo
    Just got off the phone with Elizabeth Warren’s lieutenant.
    Things are happening.

  84. Mollypop's Mom
    8:54 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Royal Mum, you rock!

  85. dawson
    9:04 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Thieves!: Great character references.

    Tupper’s Mama: I’ve got my sh-t-kicking boots on, if you want any help!

  86. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:22 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Tupper’s Mama, That is Awesome! Those powerful D.C. lobbyists could take a lesson from you.

  87. Thieves!
    9:24 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    We have a character reference of our own to give. Drivers of get-away cars could also take a lesson from Golinka.

  88. Mollypop's Mom
    9:46 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Yes, I have experienced that too.

  89. c.hobbit
    9:49 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I usually send my checks to Snowhook rather than using PayPal but I don’t begrudge them taking a bit (that is how they make money). When you use your credit card at a store, it is the store that pays a bit to the credit card company. But if you want the full 100% to go to the dogs, send a check. :-)

    Go Amalia!

    A newspaper article listed 8 NFL scandals that the media should be covering besides possible deflated balls. It is a very good article and can be found at
    http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/28206-focus-8-nfl-scandals-worse-than-qdeflategate

  90. c.hobbit
    9:50 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    It is snowing again in Anchorage: wet snow this time. Whoo Hoo

  91. Martha
    9:50 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Thieves, your kind offer is happily noted! Such good references. Pink sparkles are always magical!

    Tupper’s Mama: you are wonderful.

  92. c.hobbit
    9:57 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I’ve opened the door in preparation to broiling a flank steak. Trying not to set of smoke alarms. So a question for you cooks: I always end up with a broiling pan that is hard to clean. I can usually clean the base pan but the upper pan ends up with half the finish scrubbed off (ugh). Am I doing something wrong or is there a better broiling pan out there that I don’t know about?

  93. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Oh NO!…CHobbit is going to try and burn down her house again with that delish flank steak!…Heh!heh!…Maskers and I were lost in a haze of smoke last time this happened. Or was it a haze of red wine?….sniff!…Now I cannot be sure. I just remember CHobbit running around trying to get the smoke out of the house…chorkel!

  94. MTMP
    10:14 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    My head is trying to explode. Del Web communities are nice, but you still own your home, which I am trying to get away from. I want someone else to be responsible when the slab leaks, or the plumbing backs up, or the bricks fall off or any other number of kat-tastrophes that could happen. The cottages I looked at yesterday were very nice, a $3490 a month! In all fairness, that does include a meal, housekeeping,utilities, maintenance and other amenities, but it is a little hard to wrap my head around. It was so cute though. I would have to get rid of a lot of furniture, but that would be fine. I think I must sleep now and not think. Oh wait. I have not had dinner!

    Thanks for letting me process. Expect more to come.
    Love y’all

  95. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:26 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    We sent a check to Snowhook today. Don’t do Paypal.

    ML, $42,000 is a pretty big chunk, and you still have all the other expenses – car, insurance, medical, clothing, entertainment, etc. I myself would not do it. If you want to avoid the pitfalls of home ownership, you might still be better off renting a home or condo. Do you have a financial planner or accountant you trust?

  96. Tupper's Mama
    10:26 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    ML – at least you don’t have to make a voice right away. You are just in the thinking process.

    Thieves and MPM – I have NO idea what you could be referring to. Alas, the neat, high power car we had when you were here has been traded in for the current vehicle. This one has a piddly little 4 cylinders. Poo

    Hobbit – spray your broiler pan with Pam. If that doesn’t work, instead of scrubbing it, just spray it with oven cleaner and slip it into a plastic garbage bag overnight. Next morning, rinse it off and viola- no scrubbing. Also works on the old crud that gets stuck on pans.

  97. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Golinka!…That stuff about spraying the broiler pan with Pam is all well and good, but what about all the smoke alarms CHobbit is surly going to set-off while actually broiling the flank steak?…snort!…That is the real problem at paw…sniff!cough!cough!

  98. Masquers
    10:46 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    CHobbiti, You can do it!

  99. Tupper's Mama
    10:46 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    If you put your exhaust fan on and crack a door or window for draft BEFORE you start the broiler, you have less chance of setting off the smoke alarm.

  100. Thieves!
    11:02 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    If you order take-out you have an even lesser chance of setting off the smoke alarm. Heh.

  101. Tupper's Mama
    11:03 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Thieves – you are some some bad doggies for sure.

  102. Tupper's Mama
    11:07 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Must say goodnight here. Its been a day.
    G’night, family

  103. Thieves!
    11:08 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Golinka: Bad? Us? You don’t think that will impact the amount of glow from future references, do you? No matter. We will blame Belle Starr for it. Problem solved.

  104. C.hobbiti
    11:13 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I ate smoke free. So did Sadie but I had to forgive her first for getting into the garbage while I was out. I am guessing that she doesn’t approve of the half rations she is on.

    Thank you Amalia

  105. Staff
    11:13 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    I agree with the Thieves. I never use the broiler. If I do whatever I cook is burned. I have a short attention span.

    HOH’s sticky s key is funny.

    I had a keyboard problem today. All of a sudden the attached type cover (which is what Microsoft calls the detachable keyboard) would not type. I had to use the onscreen keyboard and it covers up half the screen and is on the wrong slant and just plain annoys me.

    But tech support fixed me right up. I had to download all available updates and then, thank dog, I can type again like normal. That is one of the reasons I did NOT get a tablet. I want to type like I used to type. Not hunt and peck.

  106. C.hobbiti
    11:16 pm on January 23rd, 2015

    Rio: I hope you and Masquers were in a wine haze that particular night. I was so embarrassed running around the house with alarms blaring. However I do know what circuit breaker to turn off now.

  107. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:12 am on January 24th, 2015

    CHobbit!…If you remember Maskers and I were happily eating our flank steak and that pasta which cooked in a magical 4 minutes…snort!…While you were frantically dashing around fanning smoke alarms….heh!heh!…We could have helped, but you seemed to have it all in paw…chuffle!…Plus, after all that wine we were very hungry indeed!

  108. c.hobbit
    4:59 am on January 24th, 2015

    Just got in from shoveling 6″ of fresh snow off my deck and driveway. It is still snowing but I thought I wouldn’t wait until morning when I might have 10+” to shovel. So yesterday I shoveled, this morning I shoveled and tonight I shoveled = hopefully this means good things for the Iditarod trail.

    Ooodles of noodles.

  109. O'Howlers
    8:00 am on January 24th, 2015

    We have snow too!!! 6-1/2 inches as of now, with more to come they say. Woo Hoo! We do wish Alaska had it, but whatthe heck…if it’s here, we PLAY!!!!

  110. Staff
    11:40 am on January 24th, 2015

    Fargo is trying to break a more than 70 year record for the least snow. I hope it will all go up to AK instead.

    And now, for your listening pleasure, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, a band that rides in the back of Hot Rize’s bus and sometimes plays when Hot Rize takes a break.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajX3AyY3s14

    Mr.Fireslippers sent me this…

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