On the way to Vegas we didn’t listen to music the way we’d usually do – lately lots of Lucinda Williams, plus some of our favorites like Elmore James and Billie Holliday, and there was always Hawkshaw Hawkins with Lonesome 77203, and don’t leave out Django Reinhardt – but forget all that, because all we listened to was news about the oil spill. Bernie got in a real bad mood – that hardly ever happens – and he kept saying “No proven backup plan? They’re allowed to drill way down deep like that with no proven backup plan? It’s amateur night.”

Amateur night? I remembered an amateur night at the Dry Gulch Steak House and Saloon, when Bernie brought out his ukulele and maybe he’d had a few drinks, but I still thought he did a great job on An Empty Bottle, A Broken Heart, and You’re Still on My Mind, although most of the crowd seemed to be in the mood for something else. But did we even have the ukulele with us now? I didn’t think so.

We drove into Vegas. Albie Rose lived in the biggest house I’d ever seen, more like a palace, surrounded by high walls. We’d been here before, on the Madison Chambliss case. That turned out all right – is it in Dog On It? We walked to the gate. Bernie pressed the buzzer. “Even money the next voice we hear is Foster’s,” he said.

Please, Bernie, no gambling. Our finances couldn’t take it.


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73 Responses to “Foster?”

  1. B. Stover
    4:31 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Should we start a pool?

  2. Melanie
    4:36 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Chet, I'm with Bernie! I've been yelling at the radio and the TV whenever Hayward is weasling on and on.

    I also hope that ukulele is at home and not at the pawn shop. Sometimes when we are blue, we need to play or sing music, not just listen to it. Maybe a barbeque with Susie (?) some steaks, and Bernie playing some Blues.

    (Aside to Admin) Anyway a button or link could be made for Newcomers to get updated on our story line here?

  3. Riö - The Evil
    5:04 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Wha?!… What newcomers?…. snort!… If they are out there lurking and not posting then they know what the hell is going on!… grunt!… Besides, Melanie, you and Stover have outlined the case several times it seems… snort!…If they don’t know what’s going on by now, it’s because they can’t read!….wheeze!

  4. Riö - The Evil
    5:10 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Stover!… I bet the next voice they hear is a new voice …. Snort!….Foster is long gone….burp!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    5:13 am on June 2nd, 2010

    We're with Bernie. What's wrong with those BP people? Cut and Cap? Probably going to make it worse. Some guy on the Today show this morning said this could go on for a year or more and then we will have "dead zones" in big portions of the ocean and gulf. We are destroying our planet and it is sickening.

  6. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Jail!…. Now they are saying Criminal Charges should be brought against the various companies who are responsible for the whole pile of crappy pieced together machinery and the faulty blow-out preventer …wheeze!… This is going to get so messy that no one will ever truly be brought to justice…cough!… Loads of finger pointing and back stabbing, black mailing, etc….grump! … Kiss your seafood dinners goodbye!…. Am I in a bad mood or what??? … Snort!

  7. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:39 am on June 2nd, 2010

    How about Executive Stuff as the next attempt. Stuffing BP Executives into the pipe until it is blocked. Can't be any worse that Top Kill. Wookie the Avenger

  8. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:41 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Oh, and I definitely agree with Bernie, it's gonna be Foster. I've kept saying that Foster isn't to be trusted. Although it would be really weird if the next voice were Astrid (although since Bernie and Chet have never heard Astrid speak, how would they know it was her?). Wookie

  9. Riö - The Evil
    5:57 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Wookie!…The Avenger! I love that!…heh! …. Hearing Astrid’s voice would really put a spin on this yarn… grunt! … I still think Foster is long gone…. snuff!… Spencer, ole pointy head, he will probably do the exact opposite of what I say though!… sneeze!

  10. Melanie
    6:00 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Actually Wookie the Avenger, I like that idea. But I'm concerned they would just float to the surface because they are filled with hot air.

    Just heard from the troops at the vet . . . Around ten pups! Keep paws and fingers crossed that all are healthy.

    Here's a pic of Grace from the back. She still has one week to go.

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  11. B. Stover
    6:22 am on June 2nd, 2010

    I don't think it will be Foster's voice. I agree with Rio that Foster has left Albie.

    Rio: Regarding Breaking Bad, I think that I know the underlying cause/motive from the pilot. I defended the series using that motive to a friend who won't watch because of the drug angle. I told him that the subject matter of the series is far less offensive than the subject matter of Doll House, which my friend watched until it was finally cancelled. (He likes the director or creator…whose name I have forgotten.)

    My best to Grace and the ten (whew!!) pups.

  12. Melanie
    6:30 am on June 2nd, 2010

    I would like to think it's going to Albie's voice. As in: the man has been deserted by all of his "entourage." Hoping I think is a better word. A little Karma for that Albie would be excellent.

    Well, now BP has the robot guided diamond tip saw stuck. Not only that but for the first time I read that even if it works this "cap" will only reduce the oil spill by 20%. I hope that was a typo.

    Thanks for your best B. Stover. I image your "best" is fantastic.

  13. Riö - The Evil
    6:37 am on June 2nd, 2010

    BP!… I heard 20% reduction in oil too, IF it works…. snort!… That’s when Harry Smith lost his cool yesterday when the BP monkey was making 20% sound like a very good thing indeed… grump!

  14. Lexi
    7:21 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Aw! Chet! I wanna see if Foster's voice comes on! Grr! I hate when this stuff happens!

    Ah, the oil spill. Hasn't it been spilling for, like, a month or something already? God, people are so damn stupid these days! And they're wasting time blaming each other for the spill than actually DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Bernie's right. They drill that damn deep in the freakin' gulf and they should have a back-up plan come disaster. They're idiots. Grr!!!

    Rio! Is our next mission going to be diving into the gulf and stopping the spill ourselves? I hate water, but, whatever. I don't care. Well, is it?

  15. Riö - The Evil
    7:30 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Lexi!… Okay, I will send you down in a deep sea diving suit and you will plug the hole with an inflatable raft… snort!… If you get the bends you will have to abort the mission… gruff!

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  16. Lexi
    7:37 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Okay Rio! But, how about you send Wookie down to do that part, and send me down as backup? Because, man is Wookie big and strong. Just like you, Chet. Maybe we can fit Wookie in that suit….

  17. Riö - The Evil
    7:44 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Lexi!… No, I think it should be you…snort!.. You will plug the pipe and save the planet!… sneeze!

  18. Melanie
    7:59 am on June 2nd, 2010

    umm, Riö?

    nice suit, but this is 5,000 FEET below the surface.

    Lexi and suit would be smooshed.

    Lexi need to take over one of the remote subs.

  19. Lexi
    8:00 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Rio! That's great news, that I'd save the planet! But, I'm abnormally wee-as Megan says-and I'm going to become PART of the pipe, instead of plugging it up. Do you want that to happen?

  20. Riö - The Evil
    8:13 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Hmmm!…. Sorry, I needed a few moments to think about that… sigh… I guess we will have to abandon any hope of one of our guys saving the day… rats!… 5000 feet is just too deep to be doing any drilling, who in their right mind allowed this to even begin?… grump!

  21. Siberian Husky
    9:19 am on June 2nd, 2010

    They are trying to blame the environmentalists now by saying that their rules and regulations caused them to have to drill in such deep water, rather than closer to shore.

  22. Siberian Husky
    9:21 am on June 2nd, 2010

    TEN PUPPIES!!! Best Wishes to Grace. This is exciting!!

  23. Riö - The Evil
    9:24 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Storm!… Did any of you guys see the perfect tornado that was caught on video here in my state?… snort!

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    9:28 am on June 2nd, 2010

    I know you guys don't actually know my brother, Remy, cause he isn't part of our blog, but it's not every day that our kind gets to be in a real live wedding. He is with his friend Bridget. I heard they were vey well behaved and looked beautiful.

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    9:31 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Here is the other pic. Remy is the tri-color guy. He is very handsome!

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  26. Riö - The Evil
    9:58 am on June 2nd, 2010

    MagPie!… Is your brother named after a famous type of Cognac?….snort!…Remy Martin to be exact… heh!

  27. Lexi
    10:12 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Barb&Maggie! Your brother, Remy, has a beautiful looking coat! WOW!!

  28. Siberian Husky
    10:16 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Love all the dog pictures. They are very handsome dogs and look like they were having a good time.

    That is a perfect tornado, Rio. Good photo, whoever took it.

  29. Riö - The Evil
    10:27 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Coat!?… How do you know his coat is beautiful? … snort!… He’s all covered up with cra… flowers or bows or whatever… wheeze!

  30. Melanie
    10:27 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Picture? Siber-H, those people were chasing that thing in a car. It's on a video somewhere on the internet. The whole time I was watching it I was saying "Go away from the thing, not toward it!"

  31. Melanie
    10:30 am on June 2nd, 2010

    A wedding (sniff) and he and Bridgett look beautiful in those flowers.

    Like to see someone get flowers on Riö. . .

    Astrid, hmmm. I hadn't thought about her answering. That would be weird. So would Ray answering the intercom.

    I still think it should be Albie. I just want him to have to do something.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    10:34 am on June 2nd, 2010

    SiberH!… You can see the video Fox News or News 4 Colorado….snort!… It’s amazing because the sun is shining and there is blue sky all around except for this one intense funnel cloud… sneeze!

    10:41 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Barb asked about Remy Martin, too. Great minds think alike, Rio. Actually Remington is part of his registered name, so it's Remy for short. Also, Rio, they showed that tornado on NBC News last night. They said the storm chaser was really close- something crazy like 50 yards.

  34. B. Stover
    10:49 am on June 2nd, 2010

    I've never heard of having dogs in a wedding. Isn't that neat!

  35. B. Stover
    10:51 am on June 2nd, 2010

    I have to watch the last episode of Fringe again because a friend and I are having a disagreement about it. Did anyone see it?

  36. Riö - The Evil
    10:57 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Fringe!… Sorry Stover, I fell off the Fringe band wagon when I couldn’t keep up with all the bizarre stuff… grunt!…I will probably catch it through Netflix at some point because it is interesting and I love the characters… wheeze!

  37. B. Stover
    11:02 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Our disagreement is about William Bell (Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock). But I'll say no more in case you watch it.

    11:34 am on June 2nd, 2010

    Melanie is right, Rio. Remy and Bridget were wearing a neck garland of beautiful fresh flowers. Maybe we could order one for you when you go to the shower.

  39. Riö - The Evil
    12:09 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Flowers!… Order away! Doesn’t mean I will wear them ….sniff!… I don’t even wear a collar and I can guarantee none of you can catch me… heh! … Just ask you-know-who with the silly camera….snicker!

  40. Siberian Husky
    12:21 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    I found the tornado video on the internet, Rio. I guess if it weren't for the somewhat looney storm chasers, we wouldn't have such amazing footage of the tornados. I think they have been lucky so far that they have not been hurt by a tornado or hurt by crashing their vehicles into one another.

    I could catch you, Rio, except I'm with you when it comes to wearing flowers.

  41. B. Stover
    12:43 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Rio: What about Fringe do you find to be bizarre? Could you elaborate? I've just watched the final season episode again and I'm pondering.

    On Facebook Spence has said that we are in the middle of a "kind of confusing case" (Col. Bob et al). I think that's funny!

    Now I have to watch the pilot of Good Wife.

    12:56 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Bee, Did you finish Lights Out?

  43. Riö - The Evil
    1:04 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Stover!… It’s been too long since I watched any episodes to detail anything….snort!…I do remember thinking at one point when I was trying to follow the show, that the only normal character with no weird past–future-alter dimension stuff going on is the Cow… heh!

  44. Siberian Husky
    1:47 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    There is an out-of-control forest fire burning north of where I live. There are evacuations and structures are threatened. It sounds bad, but I am sure they will get it under control as there is no wind. I can see it from here, but it is a miles and miles away.

    They have named it the Rio Fire.

  45. Melanie
    2:02 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Riö Fire.


  46. B. Stover
    2:24 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    My electricity just came back on….out for over an hour. We can hardly live without electricity can we.

    SH: I hope they do get the fire out soon.

    Rio: I think you're correct about the cow.

    Barb&Maggie: I'm still reading….since the absence of electricity kept me from anything else. I've just realized, I think at the same time that Eddie realized, that he's the albatross. Interesting.

  47. Riö - The Evil
    3:19 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Heh!heh!….They’ve named a fire after me??… snort!… Now that is funny and yet it is so Not funny!… crap!… I hope I do not cause too much death and destruction down there in New Mexico… grunt!

    Fires!… I heard this story from my friend… sniff! .. Some years ago there was a major out of control fire very close to where she lived at the time way far south from here …wheeze!…. It was so close that she had to stay inside with the windows shut during the summer with no air conditioning because the smoke was so thick!… cough!cough!….Well, lots of cabins and other properties were burnt up during this here fire… sneeze!… On the front page of one of the major newspapers was a photo of a hippy looking guy wearing only his short, short cut-offs… sneeze!… He was sitting in front of his burned down cabin with his legs spread apart and his balls hanging out the side of his cut-offs!… ugh! Apparently the photo editor at the paper missed this little faux paw and it went out full blown front page and in color!…heh!… She said there was much debate about whether it was or wasn’t really what everyone thought, but the Hippy Guy actually called into a talk radio station and said it Was!… snort!snort!

  48. Lexi
    3:41 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    WOW! Rio!? You had something named after you? That's not fair-even if it is a fire. I want something named after me. Like, a treat, or a biscuit…or some kind of jerky…or maybe a chew toy…or maybe even…

    And Rio! That hippy dude is disgusting! Blerchk! Did you have to bring that up?! Yucky ducky!!!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    3:52 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Lexi!…Sorry, I thought you were gone or in bed for the evening…heh!heh!…. I have always thought it was a funny story!… heh!… That’s why I remembered it…sniff!… She tells me so many stories that I block some of them out….grunt!… But this one stuck in my mind….heh!…Fire! trigged it….blame Siberh!…heh!heh!

  50. Siberian Husky
    4:05 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    That hippy guy story is funny. It actually sounds like something that could have happened in northern New Mexico. Lots of hippies there-some are left over from the sixties.

  51. Riö - The Evil
    4:10 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    True Story!… She probably still has the newspaper…heh!…So where is the fire buring Siberh!…snort!….Are you SURE you are safe???… sniff!…These things can change very quickly if the wind kicks up… grunt!

  52. dawson
    4:29 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Chet: Too bad you didn't get to listen to music on your drive. So much easier on your mental health and ears.

    I read that "blame the environmentalists" article in the paper. And I heard there is a toll-free number to call if the public has any ideas!?! Pitiful.

    Melanie: Ten pups! If you click on either picture of Remy then click on the word "next" 2 times, you get a fabulous huge vision of Gracie.

    Yikes! Rio: That is a mean looking tornado. And the Rio Fire spawns horrible visual of a hippies' testicles. Ugh-ly.

  53. Riö - The Evil
    4:32 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Hey!… On another note altogether… snort!… The Rockies might sweep the Giants tonight!… wheeze!…Game starts late again at 8:15 tonight….sigh… Oh Lord Please let my guys win!….gruff!… Baseball NOT football Lil Lexi!…heh!… Hopefully she was sufficiently grossed out by the Hippie Guy story and has departed for the evening …sneak!sneak! … Maybe I can sneak a cold bowl of beer during the game?… hmmm…No! That would be dishonest! …sigh!

  54. dawson
    4:33 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Stanley Cup Finals: Chicago Blackhawks up 2 games to 0 over Philadelphia Fliers. Third game tonight. Just to change the subject.

  55. Lexi
    4:35 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Oh, whatever Rio! The people in my house can be weird and abnormal if they wanna be weird and abnormal! Oh, wait…

  56. Lexi
    4:36 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    And Rio! If you drink any beer or whatever I sware on the firehydrant that I will come all the way over there just to BITE you in the butt!!!

  57. Siberian Husky
    4:37 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Thanks for your concern, Rio. Yeah, absolutely, totally safe.

    The fire is in the mountains and pine forest, and I am in the desert. The fire is moving in the opposite direction from where I live.

    It is kinda sad, though, because the fire is where mom and I sometimes drive for a quick day trip to the wilderness.

    The fire started from some camper's unattended campfire.

  58. Siberian Husky
    4:40 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Rockies game tonight! I am keeping my paws crossed for a sweep. Silly west coast games…I won't know the outcome till I get home from the dog park in the morning and go online.

  59. Riö - The Evil
    5:12 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    :Lexi!… You are so put out at me for no reason at all!… snort!…..I already said “no beer” because it would be dishonest in light of our resolution… grunt!… You really should read my posts before you come unglued…heh!

    Siberh!… Grrr! Those careless campers should be stuffed into the BP pipe with all the other careless assholes in the world…Grrr!… Fires are so scary!… Please be careful my dear friend!…

    Rockies!…We may not make it till the end either tonight …sob!… I should have gotten more sleep over the long weekend, but NO!…snort!… So now I am struggling to stay up during the late games…grump!

  60. Barb & Maggie
    5:23 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Thank you all for the nice comments about the wedding. I think they had a good time as flower girl and ring bearer. Rio, thanks for the gross hippie story, it was funny!

  61. Riö - The Evil
    5:36 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    MagPie!… True funny stories are so much better because you can’t make this stuff up… heh!… Unless you are Peter Abrabams of course! … snort!

  62. Riö - The Evil
    5:39 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Abrabams!?… Whoops, Ha, I think I was laughing so much I misspelled the charming Mr. Abrahams last name… (sorry!)…hee!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    5:53 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Game!… Buster Posey is up and HITS it!… snort!… He is like twelve years old and is amazing!… gulp!

  64. Siberian Husky
    5:59 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Will we learn tomorrow whose voice Chet and Bernie hear, or will Chet get distracted by a bunny dashing by? Hey, I've been there, done that, myself.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Hmmm!… I’ve been wondering where our Party-Planning-Pro has been….snort!… I hope Wolfie and all his kin-folk are okay .…grunt!

    Siberh!… Distraction is an Art Form for Chet!…heh!… He is the master of snafued narration, don’t you know? …snort!…. That’s why we love him so much!

  66. Siberian Husky
    6:09 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Rio, the Rockies will be playing the snakes this Sunday in AZ. It is suppose to be 110 degrees in Phoenix on Sunday and 101 degrees here. Poor Rockies and poor me. Poor Chet wherever he is then–Vegas or Phoenix.

  67. Siberian Husky
    6:15 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    I was wondering about Wolfie, myself. Hope all is well with him and his family.

  68. Riö - The Evil
    7:15 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Well!… This game is not looking good.. crap!.. I am too tired to stay up for the official ending.. grump! …Maybe I will wake up and the tables will have turned? .. yawn!

    Goodnight all!… I pray you are all healthy, happy and enjoying June so far!… heh!

  69. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:13 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Hi guys,

    We have had a really busy day today. Mom had to be at work at 6:15 to work at a safety breakfast and then she had to run errands at lunch and then she came home and planted some flowers, cleaned the kitchen, and worked on a quilt.

    She brought me and Teddy some eggs and sausage, so it worked out well for us.

    If Foster answers, and I suspect that he will, then that would explain why Bernie didn't bother going to Pine City. As Lexi would say – "liar, liar, pants on fire!" Me and mom do NOT trust that dude!

    Bee – isn't that wild? To read a book called "Lights Out" while the lights are out, no electricity. Maybe you need to be careful and not read any books about Aliens Landing! The timing is really creepy!

  70. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:16 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    We live in the Sierra Foothills are fires are always a major concern. One year, we had a fire about 1/2 mile from home and it was really scary. Mom had my boys climb up on top of the roof and wet it down really good. It was started by some idiots who left a BBQ unattended when it was about 105 degrees outside.

  71. Siberian Husky
    11:25 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Goodnight Rio, dear friend—be a good boy till tomorrow

    I wish I could stay awake for more of this game, but zzzzzzzzzz

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:26 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Whew!… Lord help us all in that heat!…groan!… The Snakes are used to it. But our guys are tough as nails too!…gruff!…It will be interesting seeing as the Rockies swept them when they were here last time… heh!…I really want them to sweep the Giants tonight!…grunt!… 1 – 0 Rockies so far…. mmmmmm!…

    Uh oh!… that young Posey is up at bat again!… yeep!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 pm on June 2nd, 2010

    Goodnight Siberh! Wish you were here with me to keep me Up All Night! … sigh!…all alone again me thinks…sigh.

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