Democracy In Action

“So how about today?” says Admin. “I vote for more Ingrid.”

“Tin futures,” says Spence.

“How about we let Chet decide?” says Bernie.

***

“Here’s a grand,” Bernie said, handing Foster some money.

“Thanks,” said Foster, tucking it away.

“Aren’t you going to count it?” Bernie said.

“I trust you,” Foster said.

“Yeah?” said Bernie.

Foster nodded. “And you can trust me, too. I’m outta here – headed for L.A. right after we’re done. Got a new gig.”

“What kind of new gig?”

“Like what I do now,” Foster said, “only working for someone saner than Albie. If he was saner he’d still be with Astrid.”

“But – ?” said Bernie.

“But he got it into his head that she was interested in some other dude and that led to the divorce. It was completely false, of course. Astrid actually liked Albie a little bit, unlike all the other wives.”

“Who was this other dude?” Bernie said.

“That doesn’t matter,” said Foster.

“You, by any chance?” Bernie said.

Foster laughed. What was funny? Before I could figure that out, I got distracted by that faint scent again, carried on a little breeze that blew some scraps across the dirt yard of a windowless house that stood alone at a dead-end circle.

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117 Responses to “Democracy In Action”

  1. B. Stover
    4:27 am on May 24th, 2010

    Chet: It's so good to have you back. I think you need to grab Admin and Spence by the pant legs and give them each a shake.

    Now I can start pondering again.

  2. Melanie
    4:30 am on May 24th, 2010

    AH HA!!

    We're a little further a long in the story. Wait . . . are we? Foster has taken the money, but only $1,000. He was asking for $5,000, and then just took a grand. Hmmm. Though if he had "bad" intentions for Chet and Bernie, he would have lied about knowing Ray and gotten the other grand. Except that if he has "bad" intentions, he might figure getting the money from an unconscious or dead Bernie. . . If so, he doesn't know Chet very well!!

    If his intentions are to get the heck out of Dodge and away from Albie, more power to him. BUT what is that SCENT?

  3. Gus & BooBear
    4:46 am on May 24th, 2010

    Could Astrid be hiding in the abandoned house? Perhaps she is wondering why the PI is looking for her? Bernie didn't tell Albie or Foster anything about ColBob, did he? We agree that the other guy in her life has to be Foster and they are getting out of Dodge together. They were probably just waiting until Foster got enough money to start over and Bernie just gave him what he needs. Wonder if she knows whata's going on with her son?

  4. Gus & BooBear
    4:47 am on May 24th, 2010

    That is supposed to say "what's going on with her son"

  5. Gus & BooBear
    4:49 am on May 24th, 2010

    And thanks, Chet, for getting back to the story (bad Admin!!)

  6. Melanie
    5:15 am on May 24th, 2010

    Do we know that Foster and Astrid were an item. I'm not sure that laughing is a "yes."

    And Albie was the one that thought Astrid was cheating on him. Foster said it wasn't true. Hmmm.

    And we don't know how long ago this was . .

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 am on May 24th, 2010

    Scent!… Whatever it is seems to be coming from the windowless house that stands alone at a dead-end circle…wheeze!… Doesn’t it seem like Foster is all of a sudden in a light hearted mood?… snort!… Maybe it’s the money making him happy…. cough!

  8. Melanie
    5:18 am on May 24th, 2010

    Siber-H, I sort of remember something about heart worm meds from yesterday. There was something else too, must remember to read it all again.

    Yes, the Pack has a monthly heart worm shot (something that kennels give). Can't remember the name of it, but I am the one who gives it. I also do the Kennel cough shot and the lyme vaccine shot and the first two sets of puppy shots for puppies.

  9. Melanie
    5:25 am on May 24th, 2010

    The Pack lines up for shots. I give treats afterwards!

  10. Sam
    5:46 am on May 24th, 2010

    Having the kennel cough in a shot was a pleasant surprise when I went to the vet last time. I hated that up-your-nose thing. Snort. Sneeze. Just like Rio laff laff.

  11. B. Stover
    5:48 am on May 24th, 2010

    We do not know for certain that Foster and Astrid were an item. I tend to think they were not. The mystery keeps growing and we haven't gotten anywhere really. Unless Foster can tell Bernie something significant.

    How can a house be windowless?

  12. dawson
    5:53 am on May 24th, 2010

    Chet: That scent is important in your line of work – which really means it could be almost anything. What is it?

    Gee, I didn't know dogs were allergic to grapes…and onions! And all those other things you mentioned yesterday.

    Wolfie and family: Chad and Cody are on my mind and prayers being prayed for all of you.

    Welcome back Abbie, Staff and Alice: It's good to be home, I think.

  13. Riö - The Evil
    5:53 am on May 24th, 2010

    House!… A windowless house! …I love that description.… snort!… Maybe it’s a doghouse? …. grunt!

  14. dawson
    5:57 am on May 24th, 2010

    Yuck!

    I would hate to live in a windowless house. I love windows.

  15. dawson
    6:01 am on May 24th, 2010

    Maybe he means the glass is all out of the windows. Or the windows are boarded up. There cannot be such a thing as a windowless house.

    And, yes, Foster's attitude does seem to have changed.

  16. Riö - The Evil
    6:07 am on May 24th, 2010

    Chet!… He’s pretty observant… snort!… If he says there is a windowless house then there is a windowless house standing alone at the dead-end circle…. grunt!… It might be a small house – like a storage shed perhaps?…. sniff !… There are always nasty things hiding in storage sheds….cough!

  17. Barb & Maggie
    6:16 am on May 24th, 2010

    Mom just finished Bullet Point yesterday, and this may require a SPOILER ALERT. She said "Wow, I never saw that ending coming!" Another good story, Mr. A. She will probably start End of Story next. Any comments on that one?

  18. Riö - The Evil
    6:28 am on May 24th, 2010

    Books!… Speaking of the charming Mr. Abrahams books….snort!… I started ‘Crying Wolf’ last week….Stover!… This will be the last book I have to read (besides The Fan)… grunt!… So once I finish this one, I will be ready to start ‘Last of the Dixie Heros’…. wheeze!

  19. Debbie LM
    6:28 am on May 24th, 2010

    Chet, always on the job, thank goodness! If Chet ran the agency maybe the finances wouldn't always be in such a mess. But then again chew strips for everyone especially in Melanie's home –could be rather expensive.

    That smell – a dead body perhaps in the deserted house? Oh my, this is getting good and scary. Please no more tin futures or Admin may have to go on the perp list.

  20. Melanie
    6:34 am on May 24th, 2010

    Riö, "I saw something nasty in the woodshed!" Cold Comfort Farm.

    Hmm. windowless house. My guess would be a house with no panes and sills.

    That was the other thing! poison plants and dogs. We were really concerned when our 1/2 lab & 1/2 Newf ate some chocolate and we called the vet. The vet was concerned until he heard how much Bear weighed (this was long before all the Newfs) and said, "That should not be a problem." It wasn't but all you little (but FIERCE) dogs should be careful!

    Had a shelter mutt who liked black jelly beans. Couldn't figure out where the black jelly beans were going. Clara separated them out with her tongue and gobbled them up. We moved the jelly beans.

  21. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:45 am on May 24th, 2010

    How can a house be windowless?

    Hmmm, since this is an area under construction maybe the windows haven't been put in yet. So it is just the wood frame with holes where the windows should be. And, like Dawson up above said, maybe boarded up to make it less accessible to the wildlife?

    Oh, Good morning everyone!

    >^..^<

  22. Mollie (a black pood
    6:46 am on May 24th, 2010

    Thanks Chet for getting back to the story. Maybe Foster laughed because he was not the other dude. A windowless house and an unidentified smell…this does not sound like a good thing.

    Melanie: Funny story about the jelly beans.

  23. Riö - The Evil
    6:54 am on May 24th, 2010

    Geeze!… I goggled “windowless house” and there are quite a few of them around… heh!

  24. Lexi
    6:58 am on May 24th, 2010

    Chet! Thank you! You picked good. Now that Foster has the money, though, what is his next move? Chet, pay attention! Ha! That smell isn't good, I can tell you that, but you know what else isn't good? Bernie dying! Pay attention! Ha!

  25. dawson
    6:59 am on May 24th, 2010

    Melanie: I remember when I found out you could click on the blue names on this post and go to a website. I clicked on yours and was so enchanted with all your Newfs. It really is a site to cheer a person up. Your story about Clara and the jellybeans is hilarious. I recommend going to Melanie's site on all cloudy days.

  26. dawson
    7:05 am on May 24th, 2010

    Rio: Yeah I did the same google search. I just don't understand who would want to live in a windowless house. Except some perp. From a slightly claustrophobic persons' point of view, it is not a desirable thing.

  27. Riö - The Evil
    7:10 am on May 24th, 2010

    Windowless!…. There is an old saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”…. snort!

  28. Riö - The Evil
    7:23 am on May 24th, 2010

    Hey!… Lil Lexi woke up… snort!… What’s the big plan today missy?…. sniff!… Are you still bolting out of the house and into the street where a big ole truck could run you down?…. wheeze!… Better be careful… cough! … Bernie = ‘Bread and Butter’. You needn’t worry too much about him… heh!

  29. dawson
    8:12 am on May 24th, 2010

    Yes, Foster does say Astrid wasn't interested in some other dude but in the next answer to Bernie, an expert interviewer, Foster says "it doesn't matter" who the guy is, implying that there really is a guy.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    8:16 am on May 24th, 2010

    Opps!…Chet made a spelling mistake….snort!… I wonder if I should point it out to him??…. heh!

  31. Lexi
    8:40 am on May 24th, 2010

    Thanks, Rio! And no, no running into the streets today for me. i got that planned for tomorrow. Well, I HAD it planned. Megan got sick. Boo-hoo.

  32. Melanie
    8:49 am on May 24th, 2010

    Lexi's awake! You really konked out after your all nighter.

    I also googled "windowless house" and found a video on a house in Glen Ellyn, IL. cool, I grew up near there. It's a house with no windows but it surrounds an atrium with a koi pond and trees. When the guy bought it, he added some natural light from the roof.

    Somehow, I don't think it's the same kind of house that Chet saw.

    There was a white poodle. Do you think the pup might have been a Molly(ie)?

  33. Riö - The Evil
    9:06 am on May 24th, 2010

    Wha!?…. What do you mean “There was a white poodle.”…. snort!… What white poodle?…. grunt!

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:22 am on May 24th, 2010

    Thanks Chet for getting us back to the story; if it had been left to Spence or Admin, I'm sure we'd be hearing more about how Ingrid invested in tin futures. I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems to me that there is at least some chance that the "other dude" referred to above could have been Colonel Bob himself. Clearly, if she had had his son, whether while with Albie or before, that could give Albie reason to believe that she was interested in him as the "other dude", whether or not she was (and on that score, we really don't know). I just don't think that Astrid would ever be interested in someone like Foster. Wookie

  35. Lexi
    9:30 am on May 24th, 2010

    Melanie! I think you're confusing Rio. But-wait. A white poodle? Molly is a black poodle-isn't she? *Shaking head* I've seen too many poodles in my small lifetime…And yes, my all nighter made me really tired. But I won! Yipee!

  36. Riö - The Evil
    9:52 am on May 24th, 2010

    Well!… Crap one minute she’s talking about windowless houses and then suddenly…snort!…There was a white poodle pup ….grunt!….Was it standing in her back yard or something? … sniff!…Was it a stray on her porch?…. Who the hell knows… grump!

  37. Lexi
    10:02 am on May 24th, 2010

    Ha, Rio! Well, ask her, then. That's how ya get the answer. Ha!

  38. Riö - The Evil
    10:04 am on May 24th, 2010

    Melanie!… If you adopt that white poodle pup… snort!… Don’t call it Molly or Mollie!… grunt!

  39. Riö - The Evil
    10:06 am on May 24th, 2010

    Lexi!…That’s Stover’s style… sniff!… I like to do things the hard way… heh!

  40. Riö - The Evil
    10:15 am on May 24th, 2010

    Wookie!…. Hi big guy!… snort!… Your remark brings back a question I had some days ago… grunt!… How did Col. Bob find out that Astrid is missing??… wheeze! … Does anyone remember?

  41. Melanie
    10:24 am on May 24th, 2010

    Riö, sorry, the poodle was in the video on the windowless house. Brain skipping here.

    Thanks Dawson! Thanks Mollie ABP!

    It could be that Foster doesn't think that Albie's thinking there was another guy was important. How's that for convoluted?

    Hmm, Did Ray tell CB that Astrid was missing? Or did CB just want to find her and didn't know where she was?

    Hey 00Wookie!

    Did we just get another newbie? Or is it another brain skip? Whatever welcome to DebbieLM. Hmm, you sure knows a lot of what's going on. . .

    Astrid = DebbieLM?

  42. Riö - The Evil
    10:27 am on May 24th, 2010

    Lexi!…See, sometimes it’s like talking to mesh….heh!

  43. Sam
    10:58 am on May 24th, 2010

    Rio, what is Chet's spelling mistake?

  44. Melanie
    11:00 am on May 24th, 2010

    Hmmm. Looked up the links on Col Bob and Astrid and we never really find out why Bernie and Chet are looking for Astrid. Is she missing? Does CB just want to get to know her again?

    I believe it was during a couple of Chet's naps that the pertinent conversations took place.

  45. Riö - The Evil
    11:05 am on May 24th, 2010

    Sam!… It’s VERY minor… snort!… I just like giving him a hard time… snort!… It’s in this sentence. “Like what I do now,” Foster said, “only working for someone saner that Albie. If he was saner he’d still be with Astrid.”

  46. B. Stover
    11:15 am on May 24th, 2010

    Rio did ask Melanie what she meant about the white poodle immediately, in his post of 2:06 PM. And, before I forget again, Rio, okay regarding Dixie. Just let me know.

    As far as I can determine, this is what we know, and all that we know:

    1. Col. Bob met his son, Ray Jason, after Ray followed him in his car. This was in Bakersfield. Col. Bob gave Ray $300 from his ATM. We don't know what either said to the other except that Ray hates Col. Bob.

    2. Astrid is missing and according to Bernie, Ray is also missing.

    3. For some reason (a "hunch"?) Bernie thought that he could get info on Astrid from Albie Rose in Vegas and he goes there and questions Albie. Albie wants to hire Bernie, who will have none of that. Albie was married to Tiffany who changed her name from Ethel which was an alias for Astrid. Foster first saw her at a show as Ethel the Ready. Albie is very jealous, asks why Foster knew Tiffany 3 was really Ethel. Albie was married eight times.

    4. Foster, dressed in all black, comes to Bernie's house. He wants to sell Bernie information about Astrid; he knows nothing about Ray. He does not want to work for Albie any longer and has a new gig in LA. He says that Astrid/Tiffany 3 liked Albie and that Albie was wrong about the other dude.

    5. Bernie and Chet are meeting with Foster in an unfinished housing development somewhere, I think, in the desert near Vegas. The housing development for some reason has windowless houses. Foster trusts Bernie and I think Bernie feels sorry for Foster.

    6. Bernie has not told Foster or Albie who his client is. He has given Foster $1.000 and we will apparently learn next what Foster knows, probably a very tenuous assumption.

    This is all based on memory not on research. What have I forgotten. (And, as I said earlier, it seems to me that we have not really gotten very far in solving "the mystery.")

  47. W├Âlfie Wigglebutt
    12:25 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Foster is feeling awfully smug, isn’t he? If he has been having an affair with Tiffany3, then Ablie probably knows about it. He’s no fool. MY guess is that Albie is double crossing Foster’s double cross. I’m still considering the possiblity that what Chet smells is a decomposing body, and that body is either Astrid or Ray or both. I don’t think Foster knows this. I think Foster is in it for the money.

    I may be wrong, but hey – no guts, no glory.

  48. Mollie (a black pood
    11:25 am on May 24th, 2010

    Rio: Your comments about the white poodle were so funny. I think Melanie is right when she suggests that we miss some things when Chet takes one of his little naps. I agree with Wookie, I think the other dude is Colonel Bob.

  49. B. Stover
    11:30 am on May 24th, 2010

    The think the "other dude" is a red herring.

  50. B. Stover
    11:33 am on May 24th, 2010

    Rio: It's not a spelling error; it's a typo.

  51. B. Stover
    11:41 am on May 24th, 2010

    The first "the" in my post of 4:30 us also a typo.

  52. B. Stover
    11:42 am on May 24th, 2010

    So is "us" in my last message. I need some wine….

  53. B. Stover
    11:45 am on May 24th, 2010

    Bernie uses the term "whereabouts" as in he wants to find Astrid's and Col. Bob is willing to pay for it. It seems to me that Col. Bob's interest in finding Astrid has to be related to whatever Ray told him…and we don't know what that was.

  54. Riö - The Evil
    11:48 am on May 24th, 2010

    Stover!… You’re my hero for remembering all those facts!… heh!… You are also cracking me up!… snicker!…The way I see it is, if it’s a typo or a misspelling, it’s wrong….snort!

  55. B. Stover
    12:04 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Rio: The way I see it, a misspelling is from ignorance (meaning that the error is made because someone does not know how to correctly spell the word), whereas a typo is caused by hitting the wrong key, or by poor proofreading, or because someone is in a hurry…or does not have a glass of red wine in hand…..

    Come on…what things have I forgotten in my list?

  56. B. Stover
    1:06 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Remember that Foster says that it was “completely false” that Astrid was interested in the other dude. I suppose it doesn’t matter who it was. I also suppose that the house could have skylights. Where is it….in a desert?

    I have to go read a paper for a student.

  57. B. Stover
    12:06 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Someone might also think that I split an infinitive and that that is a no-no. However, that someone would be wrong. Now, when is it okay to split an infinitive?

  58. Riö - The Evil
    12:15 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Now!… I need some wine!… heh!… So with your logic, I could misspell a word, and then say it was a typo, or it was because I had a beer in my hand!.. Sweet!

  59. B. Stover
    12:21 pm on May 24th, 2010

    No, Rio. It would be because you did NOT have a beer in your hand.

  60. Riö - The Evil
    12:23 pm on May 24th, 2010

    well!… not now… snort!

  61. Riö - The Evil
    12:30 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Oh!… Et tu brutus!… snort!… I read your last post wrong!… heh!

  62. Lexi
    12:44 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Thank you Stover! Tailwags to you! NOW it's all clear to me! And, hey, Rio? Can I have some of that wine…?

  63. Riö - The Evil
    12:47 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Lexi!… You will have to get the wine from Stover!… snort!… Unless she’s drank it all or slopped it over the edge of her glass… heh!

  64. Melanie
    12:49 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I take it from the last few postings that both Spencer and B Stover need to oil their keyboards . . .

  65. B. Stover
    12:50 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Rio: Sorry but I have not had any wine yet so I don't understand the et tu brutus…truly. Please explain.

    And Lexi gets absolutely no wine or beer or any alcoholic beverage. (I'd actually like to know who is doing the posting for "Lexi.")

  66. B. Stover
    12:51 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Oh Melanie, you're so funny. Now I am going to get some wine.

  67. dawson
    12:53 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Debbie LM is a long-time friend of Chet's and ours.

    B.Stover: One windowless house – not windowless houses. The fewer the windowless houses the better. They give me the creeps.

    The sun has come out. I can see it through the windows in my house which is one good reason to have windows in your house.

  68. Melanie
    12:54 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Two famous split infinitives.

    The Star Trek opening sequence: To boldly go where no man has gone before.

    Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "In those days men were real men, women were real women, small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before – and thus was the Empire forged."

    From the Ask.com Encyclopedia

  69. Riö - The Evil
    1:01 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Stover!… Lexi has been all over me for drinking too much beer ( in her estimation ) lately!… snort! … So when you made the quip about my typo’s, “It would be because you did NOT have a beer in your hand.”… grunt!… I thought you were siding with lil Lexi….hence the ”Et tu Brutus”… Wheeze!…. See how quick she was to thank you for your remark!… Heh!… I haven’t laughed this hard in ages… HA!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    1:01 pm on May 24th, 2010

    B Stover, Red wine is always a good thing, acording to Mom. Cab is our wine of choice, but Merlot is good, too. Mom just tried a couple that were really good for the $$. Cycles Gladiator Cab, and Frontier Red from Fess Parker's winery. (Davey, Davey Crockett) F.R. is a blend of several grapes, but highly recommended. They both pair nicely with Tin Futures….

  71. B. Stover
    1:07 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Rio: I just thought you had not understood what I said. My meaning was that if you don't drink beer/wine (except for Lexi), then you make typos. See…

    Those split infinitives are wonderful Melanie.

    Dawson: It's hot here–83. I'd prefer cold.

    Yes–DebbieLM has long been a poster on the blog, but not often enough.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    1:09 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I fogot to add that I have an example of a split infinitive, I think. "I, MagPie, decided to quickly grab a chicken, while Mom was pouring her wine". How did I do?

  73. Riö - The Evil
    1:15 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Stover!… I got your meaning loud and clear!… heh!

  74. B. Stover
    1:18 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Barb&Maggie: Thank you. I'll try to find those. I like both Cabs and Merlot. (Lexi–one-year-old-pup, or Megan–12-year-old girl stop reading please.) I now have a glass of 2009 Shiraz Cabernet by Optimist in my hand. It's very nice.

  75. B. Stover
    1:20 pm on May 24th, 2010

    MagPie: Your split infinitive is superb.

  76. Sam
    1:24 pm on May 24th, 2010

    MagPie, your very original split infinitive is great! I hope it doesn't actually happen although this is something you would do.

    Melanie, we loved yours too. Laff laff.

  77. Lexi
    1:30 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I tried to get a sip of beer from my daddy. It didn't work. I got shooed away. And, what's with all of these typos lately? Guys, ha, don't write so fast-*cough*Rio*cough*-and you won't make them. Ha! Just kidding, Rio!

  78. Lexi
    1:33 pm on May 24th, 2010

    And Rio! I'm just trying to get you some help with your health. Dogs and beer don't go together. Or wine. I just realized that now. How about you and I make a resolution?

  79. B. Stover
    1:34 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Well….I still want to know who is doing the posting for Lexi.

  80. Melanie
    1:35 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I had a goat who liked to drink beer.

    This was in my "Earth Mother" stage.

    We didn't know she liked beer until she smelled a bottle then grabbed it up by the opening and guzzled it.

    She also liked to dance on the roof of my VW bug.

    I wonder if she's related at all to Riö. Let's see, they both like beer, he's an evil pug and she had horns . .

    YES!

  81. Melanie
    1:36 pm on May 24th, 2010

    snicker

  82. B. Stover
    1:40 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I'd like to know more about Melanie's "Earth Mother" stage.

  83. Siberian Husky
    2:14 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I think Chet should always have the final decision on all matters concerning his blog…Admin., Spence, and Bernie can discuss it, but Chet decides.

  84. Siberian Husky
    2:26 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Chet, I know that you know what the scent is. You're just not saying yet.

  85. Siberian Husky
    2:41 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I found one wee little mistake in Stover's list…the empty housing development is in the valley, not outside of Vegas. The rest of her list…well, it is a big help to a dog that has memory issues. I might have a complex if Chet, my hero, didn't have the same problem.

  86. Melanie
    2:55 pm on May 24th, 2010

    B Stover, besides goats, chickens and an acre of tomatoes, somethings are best left unsaid.

  87. B. Stover
    3:06 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Melanie: I see. (But I bet it would make a very enjoyable story.)

    SH: Thank you regarding the valley rather than the desert. What does that mean, do you think? A windowless house in the valley. (I'll bet windowless actually means paneless…no glass. Except…mmmm.)

  88. Sam
    3:07 pm on May 24th, 2010

    The final two hours of 24 have just started here. Just a reminder for you guys farther west. If you miss it you'll be crying in your beer.

  89. wookie of chevy chas
    3:14 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Thanks Sam. I was just about to remind Rio that 24 was a two-hour special tonight. Wookie

  90. Melanie
    3:18 pm on May 24th, 2010

    There were many stories, B Stover . . .

    ex-husband dancing around the compost pile he had set on fire . .

    the goat learning to open the doors of the house . .

    when the snake got into the chicks and ate some (that was disgusting). .

    the time the dog AND the cats, their fur radiating around them, danced around an area in the dining room, snarling and spitting for ten minutes, while we FREAKED out. .

    Turns out someone had died there. . .

    Also they animals wouldn't go near the well AT ALL. . .

    Local lore had a rape and murder happen there.

    All in all, I was glad to sell that house. So were the animals.

  91. Siberian Husky
    3:42 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Stover, Dawson already thought the same thing I do about the windowless house..the panes of glass are missing…probably broken out by vandals. That's what happens in empty housing develoments around here.

    Do you guys and girls in other parts of the country have empty housing develpments? As Chet has already described, they can be scary places–vandalism, trash, graffiti, wind blowing the tumbleweeds and sand across the lots and skeletal houses.

    Chet and Bernie have stayed there too long.

  92. Siberian Husky
    3:44 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Melanie's house story is even scarier. I'm glad all of you got out of there.

  93. Melanie
    3:53 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Thanks Siber-H. Now that I think of it though, when we bought the place, some of the windows had no glass panes or sills. But, it wasn't completely windowless.

    To bed! Looks like it's going to be another day of 100 postings!

    Go at it!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    3:55 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Oh! Oh!… The goat dancing on the VW!… HA!Snort! … Most likely after a bottle of beer or two!… HA!…I like to dance around in the bathroom, that’s how I always end up in the bathtub!….grunt!…Cuz once I’m in I can’t get out!…wheeze!

  95. B. Stover
    3:58 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Melanie: I'm also glad you got out of there.

    I'm trying to think of empty housing developments here but can't think of any. There are many "for sale" or "for lease" business properties….very depressing.

  96. Riö - The Evil
    3:59 pm on May 24th, 2010

    24!… Its early tonight!…Puss N’ Boots do you think Jack will be killed off tonight???… snort!… I go back and forth on that one… grunt!… It's starting NOW! tick tick tick…

  97. Riö - The Evil
    4:18 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Wheeze!… I don’t know if my heart can take 2 hours of this kind of intensity! … wow!

    Lexi! … A resolution?… sniff!… How do you even know how to spell that word…oops! Gotta go!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    4:19 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Sam, The chicken grabbing thing is strictly in my dreams. A couple distant memories of "pounch and hold" till Mom got there, but no injuries so far. Geeze, I was just trying to help! Mom is up to page 78 in End of Story…so far no mention of Tin Futures. Course, Mr. A. did have to throw in a casual comment or two about hedging and packaging debt, but nothing else. So far, so good!

  99. B. Stover
    4:29 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I think that there are some similarities between Bullet Point and End of Story. Let me know what you think Barb&Maggie.

  100. B. Stover
    4:30 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I'm writing this to make it 100.

  101. Riö - The Evil
    4:30 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Wow!… Jack just got stitched up by a bastard… snort!… What kind of resolution do you have in mind lil Lexi? ….wheeze!

  102. Riö - The Evil
    4:31 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Stover!…Blast YOU!… heh!…beat me by seconds!

  103. B. Stover
    4:32 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Rio and I both made it 100…101…

  104. Riö - The Evil
    4:41 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Nice! … 100 and 101. That could be our code names in the future…snort!

    Soup!… She has something on the stove and it smells good, but my eyes are starting to sting… sniff!…. It’s supposed to be vegetable soup but I don’t think she can cook anything without some heat in it… wooo!…gotta go! Tick tick tick

  105. Riö - The Evil
    5:01 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Wow!… That first hour was amazing!… Wow!… How can this show be ending for good?… sniff!sob!…Well, one more amazing hour to watch at least… bring it ON!

  106. Riö - The Evil
    5:15 pm on May 24th, 2010

    SiberH!… Does your friend put jalapenos in vegetable soup????….snort!

  107. Siberian Husky
    5:26 pm on May 24th, 2010

    No, but that is definately something my dad would do. It would probably be good.

  108. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:00 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Bee – Great summary! Since you asked; there is a minor point or two:

    Ray and CB each have a cracked front tooth.

    Albie owns the housing tract, which was purchased after it went underwater.

    Albie wears a bathing suit that is too small. (Apparently it is important to Chet since he keeps mentioning it.

    Chet does not like Foster.

    Astrid likes to read, implying a certain amount of intelligence.

    The money carries the same scent as Tulip. This may be a coincidence.

    I'm going to send this before I lose it, but I'll be back.

  109. Riö - The Evil
    6:04 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Sob!… 24..It’s Over… Sob!

  110. Siberian Husky
    6:06 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Night All..that would be Rio and Wolfie since we are the only ones left (time difference)

    Rio? How was the ending of 24?

  111. Siberian Husky
    6:06 pm on May 24th, 2010

    They are going to make a movie of 24, Rio..all is not lost.

  112. Riö - The Evil
    6:11 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Wha!?… Is this true? … snort!.. A Hollywood movie?… sniff!.. No thank you… sob!sob!… No one wants to sit in a theater for 24 hours…what the hell?

  113. Riö - The Evil
    6:32 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Growl!…Why does everyone sell out to Hollywood?… snort!… Oh yeah, “Greed”… sniffle!…

  114. Gus & BooBear
    6:35 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Rio, we thought 24 ended well. We were afraid Jack would be killed but that didn't happen. Actually, we thought the Pres could have issued a pardon for Jack's illegal acts before she resigned, but no……… Maybe they will have specials time to time. We will miss Jack–alot!!

  115. Riö - The Evil
    6:45 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Jack!… They should have killed his character off…sniff!… No pardon was granted, what’s the poor guy to do now? …AND I HATE the movie deal thing…growl!

  116. Riö - The Evil
    6:56 pm on May 24th, 2010

    Jack’s character always laid his life on the line for this country…. Sniff!… To be true to that characterization, he should have sacrificed his life in the very last episode…sob! … And Logan should not have an oxygen mask on his deceiving snake-like-face! … growl!

  117. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:04 pm on May 24th, 2010

    I just reread this morning's post. That building sounds ominous, small and windowless, dirt yard, a smell drifting towards Chet……

    A random thought – did Astrid spurn Foster's attentions? Is that why she disappeared? I'm still betting that Chet is smelling either the remains of Astrid and/or Ray.

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