Fun With Donkeys And Elephants

“People aren’t at their best these days,” Spence says.

“I’ve noticed,” says Admin. “Who are you voting for?”

“That’s my business.”

They glare at each other for a bit, and then look at me.

“Who do you think Chet would vote for?” Spence says.

“Hard to say,” says Admin. “The donkeys would take some of his Slim Jims and spread them around. The elephants would try to incentivize an increase in the overall Slim Jim supply in the hope that some would fall into the hands of the Iggys of the world.”

Donkeys? Elephants? Hands of Iggy? No wonder people weren’t at their best. But no one gets my Slim Jims, let’s be clear about that.


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150 Responses to “Fun With Donkeys And Elephants”

  1. B.Stover
    5:37 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I'm wondering how Admin thinks the elephants would define the "Iggys of this world."

  2. C. Harris
    5:38 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I am just glad Iggy's name was mentioned! I've missed the little guy.

  3. Mollypop
    5:50 am on October 22nd, 2010

    C. Harris – We got snow (!!) this morning. All the ski trails were white.

  4. dawson
    5:56 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Iggy gets a vote too. I voted yesterday with an absentee ballot.

    I'm not looking forward to being subjected to all the political ads coming up to election, especially since there are now no limits on how much can be spent and who can spend it.

    Hope Dan is feeling much better after having his pills adjusted.

    Mollypop: Elevate that leg or you'll miss opening day.

    My thermometer is on the blink. It says minus 9(F) and I'm sure it's not that cold.

  5. Mollie (a black pood
    5:58 am on October 22nd, 2010

    For Sherlock Holmes fans: "Sherlock" is on PBS Oct. 24th. This one takes place on modern day London which should be interesting. Author Laurie R. King writes books about Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell. They are different but clever. The first one is The Beekeeper's Apprentice.

  6. Mollie (a black pood
    6:03 am on October 22nd, 2010

    A vote for Iggy here. I have already voted. I am tired of getting so much political mail.

    6:04 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Chet doesn't like horses, so he probably doesn't like donkeys either. He liked Peanut, after he got used to her smell and not wanting to be herded. We will have to ponder for awhile.

    Dawson, We just heard on the weather report yesterday that they think we will have heavy snowfalls in the midwest this winter. So not looking forward to that!

  8. B.Stover
    6:08 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Here's today's NYTimes review of Masterpiece Mystery's Sherlock Holmes:

    We have a wind chill of 29 here today but no snow.

    MollieABP: I read that King novel. Are the others good?

    And I don't think the elephants give a damn about the Iggys of this world.

  9. Mollie (a black pood
    6:23 am on October 22nd, 2010

    B.Stover: I read all of her books, but I am a Sherlock Holmes fan. The books should be read in order. I think she has been to all of the places they travel to in the books. I especially liked the book where she brought back Irene Adler. I met her at a bookstore signing once. She is very very nice. She said she had an academic theological background.

  10. B.Stover
    6:53 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Thanks Mollie. I have to run errands now and I might stop at Barnes and Noble to see if they have King's books in order.

    7:16 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Bee, You have a point about the elephants. They probably want to keep the Slim Jims for a select few at the top of the heap.

    Barb says she is really enjoying The Help. She says she thinks it is more of a woman's book, but if you are old enough to remember the civil rights movement in the early 60's, it is very interesting. It takes place in Jackson, Misissippi, and I don't know why, but Barb does a lot of head shaking while she reads it. The side to side kind of shake, not the up and down kind.

  12. Siber-H
    7:30 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I bet Bernie doesn't read the label to see what ingredients are in Slim Jims. My mom does…wouldn't you know it.

    We will be so glad when the election is over. The campaigns are so hateful and nasty. We are tired of it on tv and the mailbox. My folks have already voted. It would be a better world if us dogs could vote and run for office.

    It is finally cool enough here that humans are having to wear lightweight jackets. Molly got snow!! The Santa Fe ski area got a pathetic dusting of snow. The trees aren't turning here yet, but they are looking very tired.

  13. Gus & BooBear
    7:54 am on October 22nd, 2010

    All elephants aren't the greedy guts many of y'all are talking about. Many care very much for the Iggy's of the world. It's the pseudo-iggys (those who want to ride the system with a feeling of entitlement) that make them very mad. In Louisianna, many of the Iggy's were kept (by the Donkeys) in poor housing developments with JUST enough to get by and then bussed to vote for those very Donkeys that fostered that situation. We know…because our neighbor used to drive the bus!

    Anyway, Mom doesn't like to talk politics and since she's clearly out-numbered on the blog, has said her only bit about it. We agree with everyone that we are sick of all the political ads (both in the media and on the net) that are inaccurate or out-and-out falsehoods. And basically, we're animal people here. Animals rule.

    Rio, please…back to baseball.

  14. Siber-H
    8:18 am on October 22nd, 2010

    GASP..I left you cats out so I want to add that all you cats should be able to vote and run for office also. Yes, Animals Rule!

  15. B.Stover
    8:20 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Not back to baseball….groan. Talk about being outnumbered.

  16. Siber-H
    8:42 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I have one little thing to say, then we have to go away this afternoon, and we had better be back in time for the game.

    My baseball thought of the day is…Don't Mess With Texas!!!!

    This is not to annoy Stover, but is for Macy and Gus&BooBear and some of us.

  17. B.Stover
    8:45 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I'm still rooting for the Yankees.

  18. Siber-H
    8:48 am on October 22nd, 2010

    That's okay. We love you Yankee fans anyway.

  19. Mollypop
    9:28 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Thank you, B.

  20. Riö - The Evil
    9:43 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Grump!… Politics, really? Give me a freakin’ break…snort!….My friend says she has Had It Up To Here with all of it… growl!… She has today off from the not-so-busy place and all we’ve done so far is get up early and take our old Subaru to the mechanics garage….grunt!… Her mom picked us up because it was going to take some time for them to work on the Old Girl… snort!….So then we sat around at her mothers house and did nothing….grump!… Now we are home still waiting to hear about the car and waiting for the Sprinkler System guy to show up and blow out our sprinklers….grump!….And its raining so I can’t go outside and snuffle around like I want to….dammit! ….This day is not going the way I want it too…growl!… To make matters worse her mom won’t LEAVE!…sniff!… She’s hanging out watching our TV…wheeze!…Apparently, we are at her mercy because we don’t have a car….C-R-A-P!

  21. B.Stover
    9:45 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Stop grumping for a moment and tell me how Netflix works (I think you have it but maybe not).

  22. Mollypop
    10:07 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio – I'm sorry to hear about your bad day. I hope you have a bad evening too, starting about 8 p.m. EST.

  23. B.Stover
    10:10 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Yes….what Mollypop said!!!

    10:12 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Bee, We get Netflix too, not sure what plan Rio and his friend have. Our plan is $9.00 per mo. and you get 1 movie at a time. As soon as you watch it and send it back, they ship out the next one. Usually mail time is 1 day. You can also watch some of the movies on your computer, but we never do that. We have watched a ton of good movies that would never make it to our little video store, and some really good ones that we had never heard of.

    10:14 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio, Hope you don't mind us jumping in there and commenting on Bee's question to you!

    Don't think Melanie has posted today. That is a worry.

  26. Mollie (a black pood
    10:18 am on October 22nd, 2010

    And where is Wolfie these days? Hope everything is O.K. Melanie, how is Dan?

  27. Riö - The Evil
    10:19 am on October 22nd, 2010

    NetFlix….Just sign up for the free month long trial ….snort!… Go to the website and read about the different options…. Grunt!…. We are on the 14.95 a month plan. We receive up to two DVD’s at a time….sniff!…You will have a Queue in which you add your movie choices….sniff!…Got to go!

  28. B.Stover
    10:33 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio: I was on their website. (And thank you for the info B&M.) Instead of getting dvds in the mail can movies etc. be streamed to your pc?

    10:40 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Bee, Netflix also has a brief description of the movie, year it came out, actors, type of movie (scary, violent, heartwarming, etc), and then a number rating. Usually we don't order anything lower than a 3.0.

    G & B We don't care whether you like the donkeys or the elephants. We like you anyway. And Barb gets the Chicago tv channels, and they run political ads constantly.

    10:44 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Bee, I commented on that up above, but I think only some are available for immediate viewing and some have to be mailed. Maybe Rio knows for sure.

  31. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    10:46 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Stover. Laurie King is an extraordinarily talented author. All of the Mary Russell books are terrific, but as noted above, they should be read in sequence to be best appreciated. Her other series, involving a female police officer in San Francisco (the Kate Martinelli series) is also excellent, and Laurie even manages to pull off a bit of overlap between the two in the most recent Kate Martinelli book (The Art of Detection), as strange as that may seem, given the different time periods in which the two series are set and the fact that one series is a work of fiction and the other is a work of fiction involving a purportedly fictional character. She has a number of stand alone novels as well, all good, but some a bit harder to get through than others. I really think you would enjoy all of her work. Wookie

  32. Riö - The Evil
    11:04 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Sprinklers!… Got those things blown out for the winter….snort!… She’s just waiting for the car-guy to call….sigh!… Her mother is STILL here….sniff!…I’m all wet from being outside…heh!….I think Iwill go lay by her mom because I smell so good right now….snorkel!

    Molly!…heh!snort!heh!… You are a big talker now girlie, just wait till the game is over. You will be crying big poodle tears….snort!

  33. B.Stover
    11:09 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Thank you Wookie. I already read Beekeeper's Apprentice and I've downloaded The Moor to my Kindle. (I know that that is fourth in the series but Hound of the Baskervilles is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes novels and Moor has references to that.) I'll read the others in order from now on.

    Thank you B&M. I can get a number of movies and tv series from Amazon. I don't have to download them but I "own" them and can watch anytime by going to my Amazon account. They cost about $1 to $2 per episode or $3 to $4 for a movie (actually that price is just renting the movie–but it's cheaper than On Demand). Some things (like Rubicon) I like to watch more than once.

  34. Debbie LM
    11:20 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Yes, yes, yes to Laurie King. Absolutely fabulous!

  35. Mollie (a black pood
    11:28 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Debbie LM: If you like King, do you read Jacqueline Winspear books? My favorite author is Elizabeth Peters.

  36. bluecat
    11:29 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Bee – what Wookie and Debbie said. The Help is a good one, too.

    Dad's been a Yankee fan for-eveh but we'll follow the Rangers if they get to the series.

    Have a good weekend, everybody.

    11:31 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I hate to admit it on this here blog, but Barb is NOT a big Sherlock Holmes fan. Would she still enjoy the Mary Russel series by Laurie King? In reading the reviews, it sounds like Holmes is her mentor and they interact.

    11:38 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Bluecat, Barb loves The Help. She is about 1/3 throught it now, and has trouble putting it down.

    Does anyone read Lisa Scottoline? Will check out Elizabeth Peters. So many books, so little time!

  39. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    11:40 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Stover: Sequencing is somewhat less critical in the first few books of the series, as long as you have at least read the very first book, so reading The Moor out of sequence should not be a problem at all. It's really the last five or six books where you have some recurring characters or more direct connections from one book to the next that sequencing may matter more. And if you have a copy or even have read the Annotated Sherlock Holmes, that may make The Moor even a tidy bit more pleasureable given the indirect connection (although by no means essential).

    B&M: Hard to say. The writing style is a lot different than Conan Doyle and the plots a bit more contemporary relative to the originals, although still set in the early 20th Century. Clearly, Sherlock Holmes is a major character, with Mary Russell his mentee in the earlier books and later (**MINI SPOILER ALERT**) his wife. I would urge Barb to at least try the first one, and see what she thinks.


  40. Riö - The Evil
    11:40 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Wookie!…or Debbie!…or anyone…snort!… What is the title of the 1st book we should read by this Laurie King?….sniff!

  41. Mollie (a black pood
    11:45 am on October 22nd, 2010

    I read Lisa Scottoline. One of her best I thought was "The Vendetta Defense". There were some really funny places in it.

  42. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    11:50 am on October 22nd, 2010

    B&M: Lisa Scottoline is a lot of fun to read. Great characterization and plots both, with a wicked but subtle sense of humor too. She has also done something few authors have done. Her first three to four books had separate, stand-alone characters, which she subsequently brought together into most of the subsequent books (although she has a few stand-alones too). Alas, her writing career has faired better than her marital career, having gone through two divorces and having recently published a non-fiction book (a complication of columns she wrote for one of the Philly newspapers) entitled "My Next Husband Will Be a Dog." She is a great dog fanatic in real life, with great Philadelphia Italian roots, which comes through in a number of the books (she even has been known to pass around Tasky-Kakes, a Philly high carb/sugar treat, at many of her book signings). By making contributions to some of her favorite charities, you can also wind up as a character in some of her books. How about that.

    My mom loves Elizabeth Peters, although I haven't read any myself. The setting for most if not all of the books is Eygpt, which can be quite exotic.


  43. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    11:51 am on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio. It's called The Beekeeper's Apprentice. (FYI, after retiring as a full-time detective, Sherlock Holmes became a beekeeper, ergo the title and set-up). Wookie

  44. Mollie (a black pood
    12:10 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Jacqueline Winspear's first book is "Maisie Dobbs". She was a nurse in WWI and after the war becomes a private investigator. She tells what it was like in the war and the problems after the war.

    Elizabeth Peters writes about Amelia Peabody who in the 1880's goes to Egypt to see the tombs. The first book is called "The Crocodile on the Sandbank". She is never without her parasol, which can handily be used as a weapon. Elizabeth Peters has a Ph.D in Egyptology. She has a great wit and I laugh out loud at some of the lines she writes.

  45. Gus & BooBear
    12:18 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Whew, just checked yesterday's posts and thank goodness, Dan is OK. Zoe and Melanie are certainly his guardian angels. After reading his book, we realize what soul mates he and Zoe are.

    SiberH, did your mom find a pirate hat for you? Our brother's would be way to small for a Husky pirate.

    Go Rangers!

  46. B.Stover
    12:34 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wookie: I do have the Annotated Sherlock Holmes in three volumes. I'll get it out while I'm reading The Moor. Thanks for the suggestion.

  47. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    12:38 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Boy, everyone is just mentioning great writers today. Mollie referred to Jacqueline Winspear and her Maisie Dobbs series, which is also first rate. Great perspective on the WWI time frame. There are now seven books in the series, with the seventh book, The Mapping of Love and Death, serving as a transition to what may be a new phase in Maisie's life. Extraordinarily well written series, great historical setting, and a pace to the story telling that is just perfect. Wookie

  48. Mollie (a black pood
    1:02 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Author Anne Perry – She writes a series about Thomas Pitt & his wife Charlotte and a series about William Monk, who has lost his memory. They are mysteries in the Victorian era. The first book in the Pitt series is "The Cater Street Hangman" and in the William Monk series is "The Face of a Stranger". I read that The Cater Street Hangman was on A&E TV, but I did not see it.

  49. Riö - The Evil
    1:05 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Finally!…. We just got back from the shop and we have our car back!…snort!… I’ve been told my ration of baseball toys, chew strips and treats are going to be cut in half to help pay for the expensive repairs to the old car….grump!…. It’s not my fault her car is old…dammit! ….Now I am all Poodled Up!…snuff!

    Books!…Are there any books that Wookie has not read?…grunt!

    Wooo!….The Game starts in 2 hours!….Go Rangers!….wheeze!

  50. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    1:10 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Mollie — You are definitely on a roll today. I haven't read Anne Perry at all, but both series you mention are among my mom's very favorites — I think she has read them all. Also, for the past few years, Anne Perry has been publishing a special Christmas book each year(probably more of a novella than a full-blown novel) generally featuring one of the lesser characters in her main series. Wookie

  51. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    1:11 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio. Are you ready for some BASEBALL! Wookie

  52. Riö - The Evil
    1:40 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wookie!…And Ranger Fans!….snort!…We all need to be here for the team tonight! This is a DO or TIE game….grunt! …The Rangers need our support and our Clapping and Wooo Woooing!…wheeze!… Let’s not Let them Down when they need us the most!….Go Rangers!….Woooooooo!

  53. Riö - The Evil
    1:59 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wookie!…Hey, ole pal, how are you feeling these days?…. snort!… You mentioned having a bit of a mobility problem while on your vacation last week…cough!…The trip that was cut short for various reasons….sniff!sniff!… I hope your acupuncture is working wonders for you. …grunt! …. As you are aware, we have a lot of fact finding Missions coming up….cough!…Spence is out there writing a new book which we know nothing about right now… sneeze!….We need data, and lots of it. So I want you to be Tip-Top for the upcoming adventures….heh!

  54. Melanie
    2:13 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    I would like a boring weekend. I'll catch up tomorrow morning.

    Dan is doing better. Had company this afternoon . .

    She brought FOOD! Enough for at least 6 dinners! All cooked! Gluten Free!

    Zoë looked less tense. Now instead of us trying to figure out what to cook, we just have to figure out which dish to defrost!!!!!

    Whew, one less thing, as Gump would say.

    Have fun tonight, hope the game goes well, look forward to reading everything tomorrow.

  55. B.Stover
    2:28 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Good to hear from you Melanie. Hope the weekend is boring for you.

    I've read both series by Anne Perry. Both are good.

  56. Mollie (a black pood
    2:58 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    These games seem to go on forever…Go Rangers!

  57. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:01 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio. Pleased to report that I am completely back in tip-top shape and ready for whatever missions lie ahead. Thanks for asking, though. First mission, though, is to root hard and make sure the Rangers win tonight!!!! Wookie

  58. Riö - The Evil
    3:05 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Game!…You guys heard Wookie!…snort!….Our Mission tonight is to root hard and diligently for the Rangers!…grunt!… No slacking tonight, no worrying about who gets to be number 100th post …heh!…All focus and energy needs to be on the Rangers!….wheeze! …Let’s go Rangers!….Wooooooo!

  59. Riö - The Evil
    3:22 pm on October 22nd, 2010
  60. dawson
    3:31 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Woo Woo! Go Rangers!

  61. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:35 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    The Rangers struck first and are already up 1 to 0 at the end of the first inning. More to come. More to come. Wookie

  62. Riö - The Evil
    3:44 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wow!… A 1, 2, 3 Inning for the Yankees at bat! …heh!snort!heh!…. This is starting off great so far!….Woooooo!…Now the Rangers are at bat and ready to get more Runs!…heh!

  63. C. Harris
    3:48 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Mollypop….welcome to winter! Snow is cool. Arctic snow is very dry so not the snowman kind (usually). It is below zero at night here and getting near zero during the day. Actually, we are marveling at what a nice October we have had. Still walking the dogs on the flood plain….off to do it now.

  64. Riö - The Evil
    3:52 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    CRAP!… Of course my computer decides tonight is a good night to not run well…grump!…It is taking over 5 minutes for one of my posts to post….sniffle!…I just want to cry!…sob!…Now because of the damn old car we can’t buy a new computer…sob!….I will be stuck with this old piece of crap forever….wheeze!

  65. Barb & Maggie
    4:01 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Go Rangers, 1 to 0!

  66. Riö - The Evil
    4:04 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Hey!… The Rangers have a runner at 3rd right now!…Woooo!… I hope he makes it home…snort!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    4:06 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wow!…MagPie and Barb are actually watching the Game!…heh!…This is good!

  68. Mollie (a black pood
    4:16 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Barb&Maggie: Once you start watching, you can't stop…Rangers are off to a good start.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    4:18 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Today!…When her mother was camped out over here at my house…snort!…She was wandering around looking at everything the way she does…sigh…at one point she asked why there were two books in the big buffet that holds all of our special dishes and glassware and stuff….grunt!… My friend said because those two books were written and given to her by very special people…heh!… I love those two books…sniffle!

  70. dawson
    4:23 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Is one of those books To Fetch a Thief and the other, For the Love of Puppies?

  71. Riö - The Evil
    4:23 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Bengie!…. Molina is up to bat!…Woooooo!… The Yankee Killer is at bat!…heh!….Lets Go Rangers!…Clap!Clap!-Clap!Clap!Clap!….snort!

  72. Riö - The Evil
    4:23 pm on October 22nd, 2010


  73. dawson
    4:27 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Your computer is working fast now. You answered my question at the same time I posted it!

  74. dawson
    4:29 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Darn! Another chance to score foiled. The score remains at 1 to 0.

  75. Riö - The Evil
    4:34 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Yup!…. I was worried I would have to re-boot the damn thing, but it is working now thank goodness!…whew! wee!…Lets get these smelly Yankees OUT OUT OUT!…Woooo!

  76. Siber-H
    4:36 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    We haven't had any better a day than Rio has, but we are finally here for the game. We did meet a lot of people today that are cheering for the Rangers.

    Gus&BooBear, yes, mom found a pirate hat in one of those Halloween stores. The ones in the pet stores were for little guys.

  77. Riö - The Evil
    4:38 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Stinking!….Lying Yankees!…grump!…That ball hit the batter clearly and he is pretending it didn’t just because A-freakin’-Rod ran home….GROWL!…GRRRRR!

  78. dawson
    4:39 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Oh no! Another bad call leads to a Yankee score. Jeez.

  79. dawson
    4:42 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Please leave these runners on base.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    4:45 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    GRERRRR!…. I’m so pissed off right now I just want to Spit on someone!….grump!… SiberH come over here!!!…. gurgle!

  81. staff
    4:55 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Whoooo Whoooo! 2more runs!!!!YeeeeHaawwwww!!!!!

  82. Riö - The Evil
    4:56 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    YES! …YES!…YES!…. Oooohhh …WOOOOOOOOOO!….3 –1 Rangers!…heh!…Wow!

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  83. dawson
    4:57 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    That oughta cheer Rio up. Hi Staff.

  84. Riö - The Evil
    5:01 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    AHHHHHHHH!…. HOME RUN! ….AHHHHHHH!… Hey Molly..snorkel!

  85. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:01 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    HOME RUN!!!!!!!1

  86. dawson
    5:01 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Homerun and…Fireworks!

  87. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:02 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Don't you just love the music when we score a hr!!!!! You have got to turn the sound way up to really enjoy it.

  88. staff
    5:03 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Hi there Dawson,

    Great game eh?

  89. Riö - The Evil
    5:03 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Min Pin!…. Woooooo!… Your Rangers Are Doing IT!…wheeze!cough!choke!…They are on FIRE!….Woooooo!

  90. dawson
    5:03 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    And a double! Let's bat around the order. 2 out rally! Woo Woo!

  91. Barb & Maggie
    5:04 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Yes, gang, we are still watching. Just saw Cruz's H.R., making it 5-1! Wooooo wooo! BBL

  92. Riö - The Evil
    5:07 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Now!… If we could just get Stover to watch – my life’s work would be done…heh!

  93. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:09 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    If there is another HR we are going out to the yard, I'm sure we will be able to hear the crowd.

  94. Riö - The Evil
    5:12 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wow!…They were talking 50,000 fans there tonight in Arlington!…whooowheee!…sneeze!

  95. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:13 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    We have to have something to cheer about, certainly not the cowgirls.

  96. Siber-H
    5:14 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    That would be fun to be able to hear the crowd. The yard would be a nicer place to be than actually in that crowd and traffic. Go Rangers!! Hold that lead!

  97. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    WowWowWow!… A Shut-Down Inning!….I’m skipping, I’m skipping and I’ve even twirling, I’m twirling and YEEP-YEEPING!….wheeze!…Wooooooo!

  98. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:17 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Woo Woo Woo. Go Rangers. Wookie

  99. Barb & Maggie
    5:17 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    A shut-down inning the guy said. Lookin' good, Rangers! You guys may have a tuff time getting Stover to tune in!

  100. B.Stover
    5:18 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio: I am watching.

  101. Mollypop
    5:19 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    I'm all poodled up for sure. Happily I don't have to suffer tonight. We just got in and saw this terrible game and Mom says off to bed. We don't like to suffer.

  102. staff
    5:21 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    We may make a baseball fan of Stover yet. Heh heh heh

    Although she may join Dawson with the Detroit Tigers. Like our grandpa Mose.

  103. B.Stover
    5:23 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    There is no way you'll make a baseball fan of me. I'm playing Bookworm and have the sound turned off.

  104. Barb & Maggie
    5:23 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Hey Bee, You and I and Barb are all here to cheer them on, and to make Rio happy!

  105. staff
    5:24 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    BStover was # 100….teehee hee

  106. Riö - The Evil
    5:28 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    STOVER!…. I am so Over-Whelmed that you are watching the game…sniff!…I could almost cry and whine!….snort!…But the best thing is YOU ARE THE 100th POST tonight so I get to Pug slobber kiss you Over and Over again!…slurp! slobber!….Till your whole face is wet and now I am going to nip your ear lobes because that’s my favorite thing to do to those I love love love!….SMOOOOOCH!

  107. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:28 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    If you can't stand hateful political ads, stay way away from Texas. We have taken to recording everything we want to watch so we can play it without the commercials, thank goodness no polictico ads during the game.

    Please stand and remove your hats.

  108. staff
    5:29 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Hmmmm that sure stopped all the comments. Is everyone going back and counting? I did it twice. Snicker.

  109. staff
    5:31 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Oops, just slow reload.

  110. Siber-H
    5:33 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Not me, Staff, I'm not counting. Stover got the 100 post fair and square. Whew

  111. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Stover!…My Pug Motto is "Love Bites"…heh!…I'm so glad it was you finally!..heh!

  112. Riö - The Evil
    5:38 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    SIX TO ONE Rangers!…sneeze!

  113. dawson
    5:39 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Me too. I'm so glad it was B. Stover. Whew! 🙂

  114. B.Stover
    5:42 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    I think I deserve pug kisses and bites. Thank you Rio.

  115. Gus & BooBear
    5:43 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Mom and Dad have had the game on and have just finished painting for the day, so get to watch (not just listen) to the end of the game. Looking good so far. Only need 6 more outs and off to the WS!! Keep the good vibes, guys!

  116. Siber-H
    5:43 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    If I were in charge of the music, the crowd would be hearing The Yellow Rose of Texas.

  117. Siber-H
    5:44 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Is Stover okay? Yuk and double yuk…sloppy pug kisses.

  118. B.Stover
    5:47 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    SH: Along with the kisses I get to pull his tail.

    Who is the older man in the black shirt behind a fence that they keep showing?

  119. staff
    5:52 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Nolan Ryan, former great pitcher and part owner of the Rangers.

  120. Gus & BooBear
    5:52 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Nolan Ryan, B. He's part of the team that owns the Rangers (if you're looking at who I think you're looking at.)

    Macy, we bet your Mom and Dad are going nuts right now!!

  121. Riö - The Evil
    5:53 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Stover!…Turn your sound on maybe they will say who that guy is!…heh!…This day started out all cloudy and rainy and dreary but now it is wonderful!….snort!snort!

    Ugh!…Do Not Pull MY TAIL!…dammit!

  122. Gus & BooBear
    5:54 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Where's Rio? Surely he hasn't tuned out at this crucial point? Must be his computer.

  123. Gus & BooBear
    5:54 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Oh, there he is…he must have be cyber kissing B !!

  124. staff
    5:55 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    B, you can look him up on Wikipedia…:-)

  125. B.Stover
    5:58 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Thanks Staff and G&BB.

    Rio: I'm watching a baseball game. At the very least I should be able to pull your tail.

  126. dawson
    5:59 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Gus and BooBear: What's being painted? Today I painted some trim that I've been putting off for the longest time. It looks great, if I do say so myself.

  127. Alice Johnson
    6:01 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Rio I like to have my tail pulled.

    It isn't curled up like a slinky though. It is long and straight and lovely to look at. 😀

  128. Gus & BooBear
    6:05 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Dawson, today it was the dining room and the hallway to the bedrooms. Mom and Dad have been working through the whole house. They just have the bedrooms and the game room left.

    9th inning and a 5 run lead but we're still nervous as a cat in a room full of rockers!!

  129. dawson
    6:09 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    The crowd is going crazy! And now the fireworks really come out!


  130. Gus & BooBear
    6:10 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The evil empire went DOWN! Way to go, Rangers!!!!

  131. Gus & BooBear
    6:11 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    World Series, Guys!! WooWoo!!

  132. B.Stover
    6:13 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Congratulations Texas Rangers and fans!

  133. Alice Johnson
    6:13 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Whooo Hoooo!!!! The Rangers are going to the Series!!!!

    Whooo Hoooo!!!!

  134. Riö - The Evil
    6:15 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    OMG!…Oh MY Gawd!…Oh MY Gawd…..The Yankees have gone DOWN!… snort!snort!… OH MY GAWD…. We are so happy here I do not know what to say…sob!sob!sob!…gasp!gasp!


  135. Alice Johnson
    6:16 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Good night guys. See you tomorrow if I can sneak in.

  136. Mollie (a black pood
    6:17 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Congratulations Rangers-World Series-Way to Go Rangers!

  137. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:17 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Y'all come on over to our place to watch the series! I can't say it better than you already have. We are going to faint now.

  138. Siber-H
    6:18 pm on October 22nd, 2010


    I'm really happy that the win happened at home. It was well worth the extra stress and wait.

    I'm very proud of the Rangers for being so considerate of Josh Hamilton.

  139. Riö - The Evil
    6:18 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Min Pin!…You must say a few words tonight for all of us!…sniff!

  140. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:23 pm on October 22nd, 2010


  141. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:24 pm on October 22nd, 2010


    It has been quite an amazing series, with some major ups and downs. Here in North Texas we are accustomed to the team fading in August and September. We hardly dared to hope that this year could be different. When it became apparent that we had made the post season then entire area was in shock.

    We are so happy, we can't even take it all in yet. Thanks for all the blog support and the graciousness of the not-winners. Let's take a little rest, then PLAY BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:29 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Is Hamilton humble or what? Love Joshie, Ian, Mikey, bad Vlad, Nelly, Elvis, Murph, Wash, Bengie, all the pitchers, just every one. Thanks to Hank Greenburg from saving the team from being bought by someone who knows little about baseball. Anyone can win with a 250 million budget, but only the Rangers can win in bankruptcy!!!!!!!!

  143. Riö - The Evil
    6:31 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Yes!…Another Huge Mission Accomplished…heh!…Josh Hamilton says “All the Glory Goes to God!”…heh,.. Josh Hamilton is awesome! …We are floating right now. They Met the Yankees and Wonnit!…heh!

  144. Barb & Maggie
    6:31 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    We are soooo happy for the Rangers! Now it is past our bedtime. Think we just missed #100 by one, will try tomorrow. Good nite, all.

  145. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:34 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Macy and all the girls plan to do some victory laps in the yard tomorrow. All but Macy have already gone to bed. Pikers!!

  146. Siber-H
    6:35 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Maggie, you really need to think about whether or not you want to be the 100 post.

    Good Night Friends!

    A Happy Husky

  147. Siber-H
    6:35 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    I'm doing victory laps tomorrow for the Rangers at the dog park.

  148. Riö - The Evil
    6:44 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    MinPin!….I am sooooo very happy!…snort!… I will be extra cheerful tomorrow (maybe) and I will beg extra hard in your honor!…Love Ya!….You go Texas Gal!…smack! …Wow! World Series First Time In 50 Years!…Oh my!….Celebrate Texas, Celebrate!…Wooooo!

  149. Riö - The Evil
    6:49 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    Wow…I am so tired now. …sniff!…That game took it all out of me!…heh…My friend is still up so I think I can get on the big bed again…heh!… Its’s all about being in the right place at the right time and a little yeeping helps too, I tell ya !… Up Please!..heh!…Nice.

  150. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:19 pm on October 22nd, 2010

    You Yeeep pug, you deserve the big bed. Nitey nite.

    Macy out of this world.

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