Desert Island Books

“You’re headed to BEA this week?” says Admin.

“Book Expo America,” Spence says. “At the Javits Center.”

“Don’t get lost in there.”

“Also there’s a video with the Association of American Publishers. One of the questions apparently is about what three books you’d want if stranded on a desert island.”

“‘How To Survive on a Desert Island,’ ‘Boat Building 101,’ ‘Navigation for Dummies.'”

“Not sure that’s what they’re after,” Spence says. “I wonder what suggestions we’ll get in the Down Under section.”

Welcome Kade.


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135 Responses to “Desert Island Books”

  1. B.Stover
    9:20 am on June 5th, 2012

    Have a great time Spence. Three books is not very many books. Let’s see….The Norton Anthology of the Complete Works of Shakespeare, To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, and Thereby Hangs a Tale by Spencer Quinn.

    Good morning all.

  2. OleyHowlers
    9:36 am on June 5th, 2012

    Good morning!
    Can we take our Kindl to the desert island?

    Rio, there is a package on the mail truck for us. Mom is having the driver take it back to the post office so she can pick it up tomorrow. Can you tell us if that is our quilling ?

  3. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:48 am on June 5th, 2012

    Oley!…Why don’t you guys get your mail normally like the rest of the nation within the nation?…grunt!…Your package should have arrived yesterday so chances are good that is the quilling you bought from the Spring Boutique…wheeze!….After all this traveling around its probably in a million zillion pieces…grumble!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:51 am on June 5th, 2012

    Barb is eating Oley’s Curried Chicken Salad in a little bowl, as she is posting this.

    Three books? That should make for interesting dialogue today. Pondering.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    10:12 am on June 5th, 2012

    G’Mornin from Down Under! Only 3?
    Hmm…Let me put my Thinking Cap on.

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:28 am on June 5th, 2012

    Video!…Does Spencer mean he will be video taped answering questions like which 3 books he would want on a desert island? …grunt!…That BEA place is huge. He is going to get lost for sure. We will never hear from him again after tomorrow…wheeze!

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:32 am on June 5th, 2012

    Still haven’t decided on what books to take to the island.

    Just emailed Rebecca to see if we can still get some pretzels. You guys make them hard to resist.

    Also went to Amazon and ordered The Market Square Dog, which Dawson had at the boutique. We were too late of buy it, and we thought Lily would like it.

  8. Rose
    10:32 am on June 5th, 2012

    Greetings All!

    Only 3 books, huh? That would be quite a difficult decision. Let me ponder.

    Rio: After some serious pant-leg grabbing, what was supposed to be in your e-mail will now be delivered via snail-mail.

  9. Mollypop's Mom
    10:33 am on June 5th, 2012

    Rio – My ski slope home is in a USPS No Mail Delivery zone. So much for that rain, sleet, snow, gloom of night stuff. If I can’t have something delivered to my P.O. box, then I have it sent to Sam’s house.

    UPS and Fex Ex have a Smart Post service where they deliver to a post office and then the mail carrier delivers it the rest of the way.

  10. Rose
    10:34 am on June 5th, 2012

    If I would have had more notice, I could have called in sick and gone down with the Prof. Cough, cough….I think I feel a cold coming on….

  11. Masquers
    10:34 am on June 5th, 2012

    I too, am having a brain freeze kind of moment. Robinson Crusoe? He must have some good tips for surviving on a desert island.

  12. B.Stover
    10:36 am on June 5th, 2012

    Here’s a link to the official transit of Venus site for anyone interested:

  13. Melanie
    10:37 am on June 5th, 2012

    I like Admin’s ideas. That’s what I’d go for. Get back and then go to the library!

    Got cold here last night. Just ask Patsy. She stayed on our bed ALL NIGHT! Which meant that every time she moved I tried for more space and blankets. Didn’t work though. My back is saying “What the heck were you thinking?”

    B. Stover, please check your SDD.

  14. Siber-H
    10:40 am on June 5th, 2012

    The 3 books…I’d go with the ones that are mentioned in today’s blog. They would be your only very slim chance of getting off the island.
    I’d love to know what 3 books Spence does pick.

    The Rockies shut out the Snakes last night!

  15. B.Stover
    10:42 am on June 5th, 2012

    Howlers: Taking the Kindle to the desert island is a good answer. However, how would you recharge the battery?

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:47 am on June 5th, 2012

    Three!… Three books I would take with me on vacation to a desert island would be

    1. Unlovable – Dan Yaccarino
    2. Poppy the one-eyed Pug – Sharon Hopcus
    3. Pug Pals Coloring Book #1: A Pug’s Life – very cool!…snort!

  17. Masquers
    10:48 am on June 5th, 2012

    Siber! The Spell is working. The Rockies are winning in spite of enormous odds. Best you take those escape suggestions seriously, pal.

  18. Siber-H
    10:51 am on June 5th, 2012

    Masquers, Thanks pal.

  19. Masquers
    10:54 am on June 5th, 2012

    Thanks for the Venus Transit link, B, however it won’t do us much good I fear. It looks to be another rainy day. That means another 100+ years to wait. My nine lives will be all used up by then. Sob.

  20. B.Stover
    10:54 am on June 5th, 2012

    Melanie: I’ve responded.

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    10:54 am on June 5th, 2012

    Good morning all. We will take that book on Survival. But we would rather have a book about how to make a flare or other attention getting device. And our third book would be a complete anthology of Agatha Christy.
    Once we were completely rested and relaxed from laying around on the beach, playing in the ocean, and eating our fill of tropical delicacies, all the while emersing ourselves into Dame Agatha’s marvelous plotting – then and only then would we read the book that would tell us how to turn coconut shells into colorful flares, guaranteed to attract rescue crafts. (Mama is not much into do-it-yourself boat building)

    And now we are off to our own type of desert island – the studio – where there are bears awaiting colorful feathers and bling.

  22. C.Hobbit
    10:56 am on June 5th, 2012

    I just wanted you to know that another cat has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I am in KY and got a call late Saturday night from my house sitter (who is a paramedic)that she thought Patches needed to go to the emergency vet in Fairbanks. Fourteen hours and $800 later the vet and I talked and it was obvious that there would be no positive outcome so I authorized her to put Patches to sleep. I am sure that when I get home the sadness will hit me all over again. She was a very intersting cat as she was semi-feral when I got her. It took months before I could pet her and a couple of years before I could pick her up for a few seconds. Eventually she would sit in my lap for a few minutes but she was most comfortable sitting on the floor by my chair so that I could pet her. I called her my bunny-cat as her fur was like a rabbit’s. I think living in the woods on her own meant that she always thought of herself as prey so was never completely relaxed for any length of time.

    Dad and I had a great visit on the first day I was here but since then he has been pretty confused and/or listless. {{{sigh}}}

  23. Melanie
    11:03 am on June 5th, 2012

    C.Hobbit: Hugs and licks from the Pack!

  24. B.Stover
    11:05 am on June 5th, 2012

    “Twitter” (the noun) upon which one “tweets” (the verb) in 140 characters or less. The first thing that comes to mind is “birdbrained.”

  25. BearSpiritDog
    11:11 am on June 5th, 2012

    C.Hobbit: Good to hear from you. I pray your dad will begin to respond to your presence more and be less confused. This situation is very difficult for you, I know.
    We are very sorry to hear that Patches passed over the Bridge. Many good thoughts coming your way.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on June 5th, 2012

    Good one, B!

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    11:12 am on June 5th, 2012

    CHobbit – we sent a message to our semi-feral Sadie , over the Bridge, to keep an eye open for Patches- kind of show her around the place, make her feel comfortable.
    You and your dad will be in our evening prayers.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    11:13 am on June 5th, 2012

    Bee, If twitter can be a verb or a noun, why not “read”?

    BBL. We are blanching/freezing more snow peas.

  29. Melanie
    11:13 am on June 5th, 2012

    For those of you who want to take your Kindle.
    A solar charger . . .

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:14 am on June 5th, 2012

    Twits!…Its just a place for celebrities to show how utterly brain-dead they really are…grunt!

  31. Siber-H
    11:23 am on June 5th, 2012

    Good Ones…both Stover and Rio

    CHarris, We are very sorry about bunny kat. You rescued her and gave her a good life. We are thankful for that. Hugs and prayers going your way.
    Hope your visit with your dad will be a good one, but mom knows exactly what you are going through.

  32. B.Stover
    11:25 am on June 5th, 2012

    Barb: Twitter is a noun not a verb. Tweet is the verb. “Read” is forever and always a verb.

  33. Rose
    11:28 am on June 5th, 2012

    CHobbit: I’m so sorry to hear about Patches. I’m also sure that she will be in company on the Bridge. Strong prayers for your dad.

  34. B.Stover
    11:28 am on June 5th, 2012

    Those who use Twitter to tweet are twits. (Thanks Rio!)

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:28 am on June 5th, 2012

    CHobbit!…I hope you get to do some fun, relaxing stuff in ole Kentucky Bluegrass while you are there…snort!

  36. B.Stover
    11:40 am on June 5th, 2012

    My physics professor friend is in Washington state but he thinks he “will be skunked on this one” because it’s overcast there. The Venus transit site I posted gives the address of an online site ( which will have live broadcasts from all over the world.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    11:48 am on June 5th, 2012

    Careful guys. Chet uses Twitter, but, he does not use it obsessively like some of the celebs we know.

  38. Barb & Maggie
    11:51 am on June 5th, 2012

    CH, You gave her a good life. We are sorry this had to happen while you were gone. Hope you have more good days with your dad.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:02 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Chet!…He doesn’t use Twitter…grunt!…Someone else does it for him I bet you anything, even all of Beau’s toys he loves so much…chuffle!

  40. Masquers
    12:10 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio: I know you wouldn’t make a bet with something of such great value to back it up if you weren’t absolutely sure.

    We got an email from Tyb this morning, but didn’t click on it because it looked suspicious. When Mom checked to see if it was a valid link, it was not.
    Has anyone else been having problems with spam coming in from Yahoo?

  41. Masquers
    12:13 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Off to the market.

  42. Rose
    12:14 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Masquers, I got the same e-mail from Tyb’s dad. It was one of those get rich quick things. I read the article, but clicked no further. Tyb’s dad wrote back to tell me he was glad I hadn’t clicked any further, since someone had hacked onto his computer.

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    12:26 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Masquers – I got the same email from Tyb and I sent a new email to his Dad to say there’s a problem. It looks like spammers have taken over his email so I had better phone him.

  44. Barb & Maggie
    12:30 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rose and Masquers, We got the same thing from Jay. He emailed back and said we were the first to let him know, but when he went into his email he had 53 rejecteds, whatever that means. We got something that looked similar from an ES friend the other day. They just have a subject or Hey or Hi. Don’t open the link.

  45. OleyHowlers
    12:37 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio’s Friend, please calm him down while we tell youse how and why Kat is in Big Trouble.
    When Mom got home from her office yesterday, she found the chewed up pieces of packing from 2 packages. One was a Fiat repair book, and the other was a box of Food Saver (vaccuum sealer) rolls. Neither of these 2 items were disturbed, just their shipping boxes. When Mom read last evening’s blog entries this morning, she was terror-stricken. That is why she called our post office and had them call the postman’s cellphone to tell him to bring the package back to the post office. She is sure that is Rio’s package and she will pick it up tomorrow. There will be no more shipments left at our farm, although she isn’t sure how to relate that to UPS or FedEx.
    Bee: we didn’t think about the recharge problem with our Kindle since it holds its charge for so long. Thank you, Melanie, for coming up with the solution for that,

    C Hobbit, our hearts go out to you for your loss of a dear loved one, made even more unbearable by happening while you aren’t there. Patches will be meeting many of our feline friends on that there bridge.
    Out hearts also go out to you for the anguish and frustration you are going thru with Dad. We are happy you are with hum.

    Maggie, tell Barb that Mom made a stir-fry using snow peas and other veggies along with one of the breasts from our chicken roasted on Sunday. She took some of that stir-fry with her for lunch today.

  46. Rose
    12:49 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Yikes! I hope because I read the attached article, my e-mail isn’t doomed.

    OHs: Your mom’s stir-fry sounds goody-good-good!

  47. B.Stover
    1:04 pm on June 5th, 2012

    I also received the email message from Tyb but didn’t open it.

  48. Macy the Min-pin
    1:07 pm on June 5th, 2012

    C Harris…summer before last while mom and grandma were in New Mexico they got the same kind of call, regarding FatCat. It is so hard to make those decisions long distance. Dainty min-pin licks to you.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:08 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Experience!…Usually when you click on the link the virus spreads to your computer…snort!…Rose, I suggest you go in and change your password on your SDD ASAP….wheeze!…If we all get funky emails from you we will know for sure it is infected…grunt!

  50. B.Stover
    1:09 pm on June 5th, 2012

    CHarris: You will always be glad that you are spending this time with your dad even if he doesn’t respond. (I know this from experience.)

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:10 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Oley!… heh!snort!heh!… I now understand the post office juggling…snort!…You should never have named the young’un Kat. You are doomed….heh! …The package is packed pretty good, but I bet Kat would have done some damage.

  52. Melanie
    1:20 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Sunny 4 miles to the west of us. Looks like rain here.

    I was going to say something but have forgotten what it is . . . Nope, it’s gone.

    Zoe has either cracked or bruised a rib.

  53. Rose
    1:28 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio, good advice. I’ll be changing it right now!

  54. OleyHowlers
    1:50 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio, the Shelter named her Katrina. We thought it made sense because all of our names end in “A” and “Kat the Dog” is funny. Now, we think it was perhaps a mistake.
    Anyhow, Mom says she is really in the Kathouse now. Heh heh

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:01 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Priority!…Its a good thing it takes 4 days to deliver a package to you Howlers…heh!…I was certain the package was out for delivery yesterday, but when I checked again today it was being delivered from the Newark post office to the Philadelphia post office then to the Lancaster post office and finally to Oleys post office…Holy Crap!

  56. Masquers
    3:03 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rose: I hope your email account is okay. To be on the safe side, run a computer scan to make sure all is well. We have noticed most of the spam to be originating with Yahoo.
    Be careful, Rio. Keep a watchful eye.

  57. Rose
    3:04 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Masquers, will follow your good advice as well.

  58. Mollypop's Mom
    3:11 pm on June 5th, 2012

    B. – Here are a couple of pictures from the Lafayette grand opening. This one is Claire who is the owner of Butterwood Desserts that will be located in the hotel.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    3:12 pm on June 5th, 2012

    How did Zoe get cracked ribs? Did we miss something? Did she fall? Did she trip over a prone Newfie?

    We had another reject from Netflix this month for our auto-bill payment. We are starting to feel like a credit risk. Called them to document their files. Our credit cards are being declined due to hacking, and not from non-payment! Jeeze!

    Off to the store for a few minutes. BBS.

  60. Mollypop's Mom
    3:12 pm on June 5th, 2012

    This one is taken in one of the ballrooms.

  61. Barb & Maggie
    3:18 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Beautiful hotel, and Butterwood Desserts just sounds wonderful.

    Brother Dave’s favorite restaurant was Magnolia Grill in Raleigh/Durham area. Every important event for his family has been celebrated there for 20 years. Now they have closed. Last Thursday was the last day. The chef was James Beard Chef of the Year once, and his wife the James Beard Pastry Chef of the Year. Their food was to die for. Dave said he got teary when they signed a menu for him.

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:31 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Desserts!…Beau and I are drooling – we just spent some time out on the Butterwood Desserts website…groan!…I’m starvin’ marvin now….wheeze!

  63. B.Stover
    3:36 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom: What a beautiful interior! The carpet in the first picture looks like it has a design of the Greek key motif. I love the column doorframe and the arch. Thank you for posting the pictures.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    3:42 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Y’all know…talk of Food and my ears perk up immediately.
    MollyPop’s Mom: It looks to be a gala event. What a beautiful building restored to its former glory.

    Barb&Magpie: This is awful! What do the credit card companies have to say about the hacking?

  65. Rose
    3:45 pm on June 5th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom: What lovely pictures. I love the pink lighting of the interior picture. Best of luck to Claire!!!

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:59 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Butterwood!…I bet her full name is E-claire….heh!

  67. BearSpiritDog
    4:00 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Melanie: What happened to Zoe?

  68. BearSpiritDog
    4:00 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio: Good one!

  69. Ice
    4:32 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Is it desert island or deserted island. A desert island wouldn’t even have to be deserted. I think a Kindle with a solar charger would be a good idea.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    4:34 pm on June 5th, 2012

    BTW, Claire is beautiful in that dress. What a fabulous gown! Who is she wearing as they say in Hollywood?

    Bear, The credit card companys have picked up on it, then they put a freeze on the account due to suspicious activity. We have had 2 cards that they canceled (after we called in) and then sent new cards with new numbers.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    4:45 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Did anyone else read the new finding about Amelia Earhardt? They now think they safely landed the plane on a smal deserted island and sent out distress signals for quite awhile. At the time they thought the signals were a hoax. With today’s technology they wouldn’t have a problem. How awful!

  72. OleyHowlers
    4:49 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Mom just got home, and she brought Rio’s friend’s package home with her! The quilling is simply beautiful, and 16-1/2 yr old Sasha thinks the saying is especially appropriate. Thank you for packing so carefully. We can’t figure why a package would be sent from Philly to Lancaster to Oley! That makes no sense whatsoever.

    The funny thing is that we also got a UPS package today. Pop put a sign on the barn door before he left for his office this morning:
    “UPS and FEDEX please put packages in the third stall on left. New puppy thinks they are chew toys.” Sure enough, that package was in the third stall on left, where those 2 wierd-looking horses, Blue Bell and Midnight, live. Those horses have wheels.

    The pictures of the gala are beautiful, MollysMom.
    Hi Ice.

  73. Siber-H
    4:56 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Barb, I have read about the new findings about Amelia. It looks they have finally learned what happened. It is awful.

    Thanks for the photos, Mollypop’s Mom!

    I’m trying today not to laugh about Kat.

  74. bluecat
    5:18 pm on June 5th, 2012

    CHobbit – I’m so sorry about your kitty and your dad. One day you will be glad you’ve had this time with him, difficult as it is now. Ill visit you while you’re in near-by KY sometime…

    Bella – we like the MacKayla novels. Perhaps Staff will want them when we’re finished?

    Ditto Bee’s Willie S. anthology
    An anthology of PSQA’s works
    Gone With The Wind (sigh – Rhett – sigh)

  75. B.Stover
    5:26 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Barb: Was it explained why “they” didn’t at least investigate the

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:26 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Desert!… Beau and I agree that we like Dessert Isle the best….snort!gurgle!

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Oley!…I am relieved that you finally got the package home safe and sound without any of Kats teeth marks on it…heh!

  78. BearSpiritDog
    5:59 pm on June 5th, 2012

    TMG are losing their touch. Did I just say that out loud? Sorry, Goats, didn’t mean to get you riled up. Anyway, I hear you have turned over a new leaf?

    Barb&Magpie: Yes, very sad about Amelia Earhart. That the SOS signals were taken for a hoax is very strange. We understand technology was not the same in those by-gone days, but still.
    A research party is scheduled to investigate further details in July.

  79. Barb & Maggie
    6:05 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio, Glad the package arrived safe and sound, also loved you E-Claire comment!

    Bee, I think the article said something about them searching for a few days, and then they discontinued the search. They didn’t think the signals could be real because they thought the plane had gone down in the water. Now they think they landed on land, and were able to run the plane periodically to recharge the radio batteries, till they eventually ran out of gas. Then the plane slipped off the island in a storm. There are signs that they lived there and ate fish and turtles, catching rain water to drink. Who knows how long.

  80. Masquers
    6:08 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Okay. For the imagined stay on the desert island: Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island…Just because they sound appropriate for the situation at hand. Grampa has original copies of the first two books in his library. I don’t know if they are worth anything. They have definitely seen better days.

  81. Masquers
    6:10 pm on June 5th, 2012

    That’s NOT my avatar!

  82. Melanie
    6:55 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Hi again! I am thinking of putting a sweatshirt on Patsy so I can have the bed to myself tonight. Had to take another two hour nap. Jeeze Louise!

    Did a great deal today even so. The asparagus beds are planted. I am thinking of putting radishes and spinach down the middle of the beds where the asparagus in not.

    Mac decided to jump into Zoe’s lap when the fire alarm was misbehaving. Unfortunately, she was in the recliner and instead of her lap he jumped on her chest and then pushed the chair over backwards.

    Not sure how long I’m staying up. YSAS called. The rain held off and he pushed a bike up a hill 11 or 12 twelve times. Such is the life of an extra. Then he hopped on his bike and rode to 72nd street where he’s talking to a writer/director about doing the stage reading for his play. That will be the 2nd staged reading for this month.

    I’ll put up the flyer from the first tomorrow. Going to veg for a while.

  83. Mollypop's Mom
    7:06 pm on June 5th, 2012

    MagPie – Tell Barb that Claire had no time to go out of town so she just picked up something in Buffalo. A month ago Claire visited me in ski country. She was having her annual wedding cake tasting for all the bridezillas who will get married here, some at the top of the mountain. She does about 50 weddings here and then lots more elsewhere. The very next day was the move of her production facilities to the new hotel. I have no idea how she did all that and continued the business. She is always the picture of grace and elegance.

    Siber-H – Should we get Claire to make your vedding cake?

  84. Tupper and Gilly
    7:09 pm on June 5th, 2012

    No sun visible here to see the transit. sigh. Dad really wanted to see it “live” and not just on the tv

    Hello Ice! Good point about the desert / deserted island. Personally, we wouldn’t mind being dropped on on a DESSERT island.

    ( now we just HAVE to go get an ice cream…..drat!)

  85. Siber-H
    7:18 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom, Natasha can’t afford Claire. The Kremlin doesn’t pay her enough.

  86. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Bah!…Someone and her mother are going out for burritos tonight…sniff!…That leaves kibble for me and Beau…grump!

  87. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on June 5th, 2012

    SiberH!….Somehow I get the impression that Natasha is Rollin’ in Rubles…heh!snort!

  88. B.Stover
    7:26 pm on June 5th, 2012

    “Desert island” means an island uninhabited by humans and it doesn’t have to be a desert. “Deserted island” would mean that the place was once inhabited by humans and is no longer. Thus, “desert island” is the correct image.

  89. OleyHowlers
    7:27 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Bar Harbor is on Desert Island. Mom loves it there. It is all about the lobster.

  90. Rose
    7:42 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio: Will you be posting any more pictures of your friend’s Lil Bouquet project?

  91. Masquers
    8:55 pm on June 5th, 2012
  92. Melanie
    8:58 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Whew, raining again. Glad I got in the asparagus. The pictures of the black tie event look great. No cut off heads. MollyPop’s Mom what did you and Sam’s mom wear?


  93. BearSpiritDog
    9:07 pm on June 5th, 2012

    The sun finally came out, but you can’t look at it so it doesn’t make much of a difference ….mutter, mutter.
    A certain Newf will be wearing a sweatshirt this evening we were told.
    Good night, Patsy
    Sweet Dreams – Bear

  94. Princess Sam
    9:24 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Melanie, just let me say that my family didn’t look like Claire.

  95. Princess Sam
    9:26 pm on June 5th, 2012

    And Daddy wore a tuxedo.

  96. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Game!…Wow!Wow!…snort!…They made it back from supper out and then she took Beau for a walk in the wind, and then she took me for a walk in the wind and then we had a neighbor visit and now we are in the basement ready to watch the First Pitch of tonights game….WWWWooooooo!…We hardly ever get to see First Pitch…heh!

    Rose!….Stay tuned. I think she has at least two fotos of two more stages in the making of the Lil’ Bouquets…snort!

  97. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Four!…Stage four is making the little tight rolls that will become the “bud” part of the little flowers…snort!…It takes 2 1/2 feet of paper to make one of these 1/2 inch wide tight rolls…grunt!

  98. Gus & BooBear
    9:48 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Barb, was brother Dave you mentioned earlier the good looking brother you talked about before?

    Mom says she will cheat on the 3 books:
    1. All the Chet&Bernie books (that counts as 1)
    2. All the Jack Reacher books (that counts as 1 also)
    3. Any and all books she could load into her Kindle.

    Guess that is really more than 3 books, but how could one ever decide?

  99. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Five!… Stage five is carefully forming the little tight rolls into a cone shape so they look like open flower buds…heh!…Manys the time she has messed this up and had to start over…wheeze!…Thats all for tonight folks!

  100. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Correction!…She told me it was 3 whole feet of paper to make the 1/2 inch wide tight roll…oops!heh!

  101. Gus & BooBear
    9:54 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Sorry, Rio. Didn’t mean to post in the middle of the quilling pics. Now that we own one of your friends projects, our minds are boggled by how she does that!

    C.Hobbit, so sorry to hear about Patches. It is always hard, and not being there to say goodbye makes it tougher. Hope your visit with your Dad has more good days than bad ones.


  102. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!…No problem, sometimes that is unavoidable…heh!

    Game!…Is tied….snort!

  103. Barb & Maggie
    10:21 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio, We could never do it! Not enough patience. It is very interesting to see the steps. Truly amazing, that is all we can say.

    G & B, Yes, Dave is the doc from Duke University. He and family live in Cary, N.C. He is a nephrologist (sp?).

    That is all folks. Going to finish Dog Tags and then head off to bed.

  104. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:37 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Viber dear – vorry not about the finance. Ve have already talked to Clair – she vill make beautiful red velvet cake, vith most beautiful silvery frosting.
    Volfgand Puck vill be catering dinner – vould you like start vith a soup or maybe pate on toasted points.
    So how do Rocks do tonight?

  105. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Volfgang!…Puck!…heh!snort!heh!…The Rockies are behind by two runs right now…snort!…Help us if you can Natasha!…wheeze!

  106. Alice M. Johnson
    10:58 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Hey Barb,
    You spelled nephrologist correctly. 🙂 Staff checked.

  107. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Alice!…I was just thinking aobut you! And there you are…grunt!….What I was thinking is this; Do you think Rebecca has ever seen that photo of you lying on that couch in a sunny room with the plants and stuff…ugh!.. It was one of the first photos you posted of yourself that I remember. You in your glory days of World-Class Super Spydom…heh!

  108. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:04 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Hey, y’all! We were having a little computer trouble before, so we’re late tonight! Seems to be working a little better now — paws crossed!

    Mom went to a class today to learn how to be a reading tutor for children who are behind in school. It was a two-hour class, and it went by way too quickly! Mom says she knows enough now to know just how much she doesn’t know — if that makes any sense. It’s much more complicated than Mom realized it would be. Both my girl and boy read early and well — and are still big readers — so the process just seemed so natural to Mom. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as naturally to everyone. But she loves reading so much, and she sees so many kids who get dragged to the library for some assignment and obviously have absolutely no desire to read anything. She’s hoping maybe she can help a few kids “get” reading, so they’ll enjoy it more.

  109. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Kirby!…That is so amazing of your maw!…heh!…Reading did not come easy to my friend. She remembers having the hardest time with the word “it” when she was six years old…chorkel!…They used to sit is reading circles and take turns “reading” out loud. She could never get “it”…sniff!

  110. Siber-H
    11:12 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Kirby, Good for your mom!

    Natasha, why don’t you get involved in something worthwhile like Kirby’s mom instead of this vedding nonsense. What the crap is pate anyway?

    I’m going to sleep. The Rockies are behind 4 runs.
    Goodnight Rio, Kirby, Alice and everyone else.

    Rebecca, Lock your doors!!!

  111. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on June 5th, 2012

    SiberH!….Is Grumpy!…heh!heh!…Thats right Natasha, the Rockies are behind by 7 runs now…grump!….Whatcha gonna do about that my little Russian Shot-Glass?…heh!

  112. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:39 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Ultimate!…Fans of New Mexico were just on the show….snort!…Too bad you are in bed and missed them Siber-SleepingBeauty!…grunt!…This family plans their vacation around going to Rockies games. They are from a place called Farmington …sniff!….Anywhere near you SiberH? Maybe you could hitch a ride with them one day and catch 6 or 10 games…heh!

  113. Alice M. Johnson
    11:51 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Rio, This one?

  114. Tupper and Gilly
    11:51 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Hey everyone – we know – we are very late tonight. We were “helping” Dad put a new ceiling fan in the kitchen. He sure does have some interesting words he uses to describe his tools, and the electrical wires and ceiling fans. We didn’t hear the guy at the hardware store use any of those words when he described the fan.

    Siber – we dont’ know if we should say we’re sorry or congratulations on the Rockies game tonight.

    Oh well, we gotta go to bed. G’night all

  115. Basil and Sage
    11:54 pm on June 5th, 2012

    Alice – hot cha cha!

    Hey Rio – Farmington is a pretty fur piece from where Siber lives. hahahhahhha – thats pretty funny isn’t it? We said its a FUR piece…get it…cuz all of us have FUR…hahhhahah

    You better laugh or we’ll bite your butt!

    Good night all

  116. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:06 am on June 6th, 2012

    Rio: That’s one of the things Mom learned about today — frequently used words like “the,” “and,” “it,” etc. For children to have any reading fluency, they have to be able to read those words on sight, rather than trying to sound them out. The instructor gave the class some tips on helping children learn those words. It’s amazing how something that seems so simple now can be such a stumbling block for a children who is learning to read. And if they stumble over those blocks and don’t get the help they need, they’re looking at a lifetime of reading agony — or maybe I should say a lifetime of not reading at all. Mom’s looking forward to doing this — it’s something she’s been thinking about for a long time — but at the same time she’s a little scared of the responsibility. It would be awesome to help a child learn to read, but if she fails, she’ll feel awful!

  117. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:07 am on June 6th, 2012

    That’s “a stumbling block for a child who is learning to read.” I guess it’s time to go to bed — can’t even blame the ipaw for that one!

  118. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:13 am on June 6th, 2012

    Three books on that desert island: The Bible — to finally take the time to read it cover to cover; Jane Eyre, my favorite book of all times; and The Complete Sherlock Holmes, a whopping 1,122 pages long — still remember that from reading it in seventh grade!

    Sorry Spence, your books didn’t make the cut. It wasn’t the quality. They’re way too short — just look how long Gilligan and his friends were shipwrecked!!!

  119. Snowhook Bella
    1:41 am on June 6th, 2012

    Whew! I spent the evening finishing a project. Since our first race to Nome, I told AJ that someone needs to write a rookie’s guide to the race. When I was in Nome this year, one of the gentleman that I made friends with while I waited for AJ—he kept an eye on me—happens to be on the board of Directors. I mentioned the idea to him and even said I would write it. I thought he was humoring me, but sure enough I received an email from a staff member asking about developing a rookie’s guide. I wrote the draft tonight— of things we wish we would have known, things we muddled through and other things we learned the hard way. I’m glad to check it off my to do list.

    SiberH: Lock the what? Oh, the doors!

    CHH: I’m sorry to hear about Patches. Loss hurts no matter the distance. You, Patches and your father are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tenzing and I had a long day at the office. He is staying by my side, or am I staying by his while he is feeling less than tip-top.

    Good night all. And, Liz, if you’re there—good morning.

  120. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:43 am on June 6th, 2012


    Writing the Guide is easy peasy:

    1. Have sled dog get lost and become world famous.

    2. Read fabulous mystery book.

    3. Become a Plunderer.

    4. Have lots of fun.

  121. Wolfie Wigglebutt
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  122. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:49 am on June 6th, 2012

    C.Hobbit, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Kat. Mom always says that she loses a piece of her heart when someone crosses the Bridge. We are keeping you, Patches and your dad in our thoughts tonight.

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    Hey Natasha, I heard that Vera Fang is designing your wedding gown. Can you confirm the rumor?

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