Interesting Things

Foster got into his car. We got into ours. Then we just sat there. “Is he waiting for us to leave first?” Bernie said. I had no idea. “If he is, why should we cooperate?” Bernie started fishing around in the glove box and under his seat, finally coming up with a bent cigarette. Poor Bernie. He never bought cigarettes anymore, was trying so hard to quit. Bernie didn’t glance at Foster, but I watched him. He was watching us. Bernie took his time lighting up, took a deep drag, blew the smoke out slow. Foster’s lips moved; I couldn’t hear him, but was pretty sure he’d spoken some short, angry word. He drove off.

Bernie smiled. “You know what’s interesting, Chet?” Of course I did. It’s a long long list, starting with treats of various kinds, such as bacon bits and milk bones – and don’t forget ribs, especially from Max’s Memphis Ribs – and what about balls? Baseballs, tennis balls, golf balls, lacrosse balls – what’s more interesting than a lacrosse ball, especially the way it –

“What’s interesting is that he left four grand on the table, didn’t make the slightest attempt to negotiate. What are we going to do about that?”

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109 Responses to “Interesting Things”

  1. Jasper the Poodle
    3:51 am on May 26th, 2010

    Bacon!

  2. B. Stover
    4:24 am on May 26th, 2010

    That is an interesting thing. Chet, you guys are on the case! Lots of bacon bits at the end of it.

  3. Riö - The Evil
    4:28 am on May 26th, 2010

    Money!… It was definitely not about the money… snort!.. I think it’s all about getting Bernie to Sin City, Casino Royale or Pine City, whatever you want to call it….grunt!… Where Club Utopia awaits!…cough!

  4. B. Stover
    4:40 am on May 26th, 2010

    What awaits them, Rio?

  5. B. Stover
    4:46 am on May 26th, 2010

    I see what Mollypop was saying yesterday about my typo. I think that I have always spelled tomatoe (not that I use the word that often) with an "e" on the end to show the difference in pronouncing it short "a" (British?) and long "a" (American). It would be the "scribal 'e'" on the end of the word to show that the previous vowel is pronounced long, such as not, note; hat, hate. However, the previous vowel in tomato is the "o." I wonder if I've always spelled potato with an e on the end….now I can't remember. I love the English language.

  6. Melanie
    5:10 am on May 26th, 2010

    The Pack and I have been doing interesting things. Water play with the hose while trying to fill up buckets. Getting the horse water trough out and putting the hose into the little turtle water sprinkler. (Note to self: turn off water first) The Pack is now wet, and in front of the fans. Yup, yesterday and today top off in the 90's! Then back to normal.

    Cigarettes . . OTAS smoked from the teens. He stopped January last, cold turkey. When he thought he'd make it (4 months along) he had a friend tattoo a crushed out cigarette on his wrist to remind him not to smoke. He's been off of them for 1 1/2 years. He still dreams about smoking. GOOD LUCK, BERNIE!

    Okay, now that the cigarette is LIT, that means Chet still won't be able to smell that scent . . . Bummer. It's obvious that Foster does not want Bernie and Chet to hang around the abandoned housing development. GET OUT OF THE CAR!

    The Pack and I figured it wasn't about money. First, they don't understand the concept of money and when one of them steals a wallet, they think it's a game that we are running after them and shouting. I figured there was no negotiating and Foster turned down the extra $1,000 if he knew about Ray. Foster could have lied about that and gotten the extra money.

    Wölfie, thanks for getting the joke! I think Riö was tooooo hungry to get it!

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 am on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie… I got it… snort!

  8. Mollypop
    5:19 am on May 26th, 2010

    B. – Now you're reminding me of Dan Quayle! Of course, he didn't give anything much thought and you think over every little pice of something.

    You surely are our Queen Bee!

  9. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 am on May 26th, 2010

    Stover!… You mean what awaits them at Club Utopia?…. snort!… Have you ever heard the song, ‘Right Round’ by Flo Rida?…grunt!

    You spin my head right round, right round

    When you go down, when you go down down

  10. ÄbbietheKitty
    5:57 am on May 26th, 2010

    Mollypop,

    We were thinking of Dan Quayle too. Just shows you the importance of spelling!
    http://www.capitalcentury.com/1992.html
    >^..^<

  11. B. Stover
    6:12 am on May 26th, 2010

    I'm laughing. It's a good thing I'm not in politics….I still think tomato and potato should each have an "e" on the end.

  12. B. Stover
    6:15 am on May 26th, 2010

    Rio, the question is: Do you think Astrid is there or do you think it's a trap set up by Albie? (Which at the moment doesn't make sense to me.)

    Another question I have about today's post is, why did Foster want Bernie to leave first?

  13. Melanie
    6:22 am on May 26th, 2010

    Okay, followed the Ray link, but didn't get anywhere new on info for him, but ASTRID link lead to some things I had forgotten.

    April 25th, Bernie and Chet are in Vegas and Bernie says, "Astrid Jason was her given name,” Bernie said. “But I’m having a – let’s call it a hunch – that she changed it to Ethel somewhere along the way.”

    There is no mention about where that hunch came from, maybe "a fake ID she picked up in a hurry."

    Then on May 10th Foster mentions that Astrid was dancing under the name of Ethel (Ready). “She was dancing in a show at the Silver Dollar,” Foster was saying. “Under the name of Ethel – didn’t want to use her real name, which was Astrid Jason – but I didn’t know that at the time.”

    But what I find disconcerting is the May 12th post where Foster speaks of Astrid in the past tense. “Couldn’t help but notice,” Bernie said, “that you talked about Astrid being a reader in the past tense.”

    “Did I?” said Foster.

    Bernie gave him a look.

    “Didn’t mean anything by it,” Foster said. “She still is, far as I know.”

    Hmmm. Is Wölfie's instincts correct? Is Foster a totally bad guy with a sense of humor? Is this a wild goose chase that Foster is sending Bernie and Chet on? (though Chet has mentioned he would like a wild goose chase)

    I still say . . .

    GET OUT OF THE CAR AND LET CHET SNIFF AROUND!

  14. Riö - The Evil
    6:22 am on May 26th, 2010

    Stover!… Yes!

  15. Melanie
    6:23 am on May 26th, 2010

    Yikes, it's a Riö and Melanie post off!

  16. dawson
    6:23 am on May 26th, 2010

    Foster wanted Bernie to leave first so that Bernie and Chet would not poke around and find whatever that scent is – important to their line of work.

  17. Riö - The Evil
    6:26 am on May 26th, 2010

    Damn!… Now I’ve got that song in my head again!…snort!

    Stover!… I can’t explain, but I will be able to speculate in further detail after noon today… heh!

  18. dawson
    6:30 am on May 26th, 2010

    Wolfie: Yesterday you had the question about why Foster left that money on the table on your mind. Why did Foster leave it?

    I still tend to give Foster a break and believe he has a soft spot for Astrid (who is still alive).

  19. Barb & Maggie
    6:40 am on May 26th, 2010

    All that talk about tomatoes yesterday and up above was sure fun! We're trying Cherokee Purple, too, but have never heard of the Ben Franklin one or any specifically from Oregon. Maybe it was a certain variety and the seed-saver just happened to live in Oregon. In some of the catelogs specializing in heirlooms, they will tell you where they got the seeds and who saved them. Baker's Creek Heirloom Seeds is a great one – they probably have a couple thousand varieties, and at least 200 varieties of tomatoes. Barb gets more excited over her vegetables than even tin futures!

  20. Sam
    6:55 am on May 26th, 2010

    Wolfie, thank you for setting me straight about vaccuum cleaners. That darn Jack from doggie day care!

    Mom said there are NO alligatots in the sewers either.

    I'm still going to go hide when the vaccuum comes out.

  21. Sam
    6:56 am on May 26th, 2010

    No alligators either!

  22. ÄbbietheKitty
    7:01 am on May 26th, 2010

    Time for breakfast.

    BBL

    >^..^<

  23. Melanie
    7:05 am on May 26th, 2010

    Alligatots? Mutant alligator children? I think I've seen that on the SciFi channel!

  24. B. Stover
    7:08 am on May 26th, 2010

    Yes, it makes sense if Foster doesn't want Bernie snooping around the housing development. So….Chet jump out and start sniffing. Oh, oh….wonder what's there. I still think that Astrid is alive.

    Rio: Your "yes" has confused me. I think my question was a two-parter: Astrid is there and it's a trap set by Albie? However, you said you'd speculate further later.

  25. Mollie (a black pood
    7:25 am on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie: If Chet forgets anything, he can read your post. There must be something there Foster did not want them to find.

    B. Stover: I loved the Alice in Wonderland episode.

    Wolfie: I am in Ca too.

    Rio: I hope you are kidding, someone gave me Smokehouse Chicken treat. I ate it and I am still OK. But I don't think I will be buying anything from China or that brand. I have heard that there should not be Propylene Glycol in the dog or cat food.

    I guess we have to be careful these days.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    7:31 am on May 26th, 2010

    Bee, END OF STORY SPOILER ALERT! We made a little reading progress and Ivy is now doing some sleuthing in Montreal. I think she is getting in over her head and is going to be in danager. Definitely see parallels with Bullet Point, just hope Sonny and Vance are not one of those parallels!

  27. Sam
    7:31 am on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie, alligatots laff laff. As you know I am young and impressionable. My girl watches lots of stuff on the TV and maybe I even saw some of them. Probably not in the sewers though, or are they? Hmmmm.

  28. B. Stover
    8:02 am on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie: Regarding the post of May 12: I thought that someone down below had pointed out, the day before, that Foster had spoken of Astrid in the past tense. When I read the May 12 post, I thought that we were getting clarification of the fact that Foster did not intentionally use past tense. When he says, "She still is [reading] as far as I know" he's telling Bernie that Astrid is still alive…as far as he knows.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    8:05 am on May 26th, 2010

    Bee, Also when I read the part with the conversation between Bruce and Dragan – accountant, red herring conversation – had to laugh. It so reminded me of Chet!

  30. B. Stover
    8:07 am on May 26th, 2010

    MollieABP: I'm glad you like the Alice in Wonderland episode. (Rio–that's Warehouse 13 we're speaking of.) I had the song (which was always one of my favorites) in my head for days after.

    Barb&Maggie: I shall remain mum until you've finished the novel.

  31. Siberian Husky
    9:02 am on May 26th, 2010

    I agree with all of you that are saying that Chet should get out and sniff around. Chet would know one way or another what is in the empty housing development before they take off for Pine City.

    I've seen a lot of Taco Bell food wrappers in empty housing developments. Love, love love, the scent of Taco Bell.

    I'm worried because of the way Foster wanted Bernie to leave first…makes me very suspicious.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    9:16 am on May 26th, 2010

    Funny!…After they got in their car to leave, I thought it was so funny how Chet kept watching Foster and Foster kept watching them…. heh! … and Bernie doing his best to piss-off Foster!… snort! … It will be interesting to see if Bernie heads straight to Pine City… cough!… or if he pursues the question of the money and Foster’s real motive…wheeze!

    Chet!… He gave up on that smell, didn’t he?…. snort!

  33. Siberian Husky
    9:22 am on May 26th, 2010

    I think Chet gave up on the smell Rio, but some of us are encouraging him to check one more time.

  34. B. Stover
    9:28 am on May 26th, 2010

    Rio: What is Foster's "real motive"?

  35. Riö - The Evil
    9:32 am on May 26th, 2010

    Stover!… My name is Rio, with one ‘R’…. snort!… Chet is the one narrating this story, only he can tell us what is going on as he sees it…. grunt!… At this point, Anything Can Happen!

  36. Riö - The Evil
    9:38 am on May 26th, 2010

    Stover!… How’s Eddie doing?… sniff!… I miss that guy.

  37. B. Stover
    9:40 am on May 26th, 2010

    Rio: When did I spell your name with more than one "r"? I haven't had time to get back to Eddie yet….but I will.

  38. B. Stover
    9:42 am on May 26th, 2010

    Rio: And you said you could speculate…..

  39. Melanie
    9:43 am on May 26th, 2010

    B Stover: At this point, I don't trust a thing that Foster has said, is saying or will say. There is something fishy going on . . .

    Riö, he hasn't really given up on the smell, it's people having too many scents. First it was the perfumed money and then cig smoke.

    Too my way of thinking too many people lather on too many scents. But that could be that I'm allergic to most scents!

  40. Melanie
    9:48 am on May 26th, 2010

    I've had the live cam from the rover at the oil spill on today. I was HOPING to see them trying this plug thing they are calling Top Kill.

    No such luck, it's been put off until Thursday at 2 pm.

    It is a different view now though. Can't tell what it is, some sort of valve? gears of the rover? No explanation.

  41. B. Stover
    9:55 am on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie and Rio: I thought from today's post that they are really getting started because Bernie is on focus. For some reason I still like Foster which I suppose implies that I trust him. However, I do wonder why he didn't hold out for more money (thus, it can't have been about the money as others have said), and why he wanted Bernie to leave first–that's the biggest question.

  42. Siberian Husky
    9:59 am on May 26th, 2010

    Mom and I are in agreement with you on people wearing too many scents, Melanie. If it bothers some of you humans, think what it does to us dogs. I've come home from the vets sometimes smelling like girly perfume because one of the techs was wearing it. I love the hugs, but can they really expect me to show up at the dog park smelling like a flower.

  43. Riö - The Evil
    10:04 am on May 26th, 2010

    Following!… If Foster wanted to follow Bernie that would be too obvious…snort!… If he didn’t want Bernie hanging around the development, why would he have Bernie meet him there?… wheeze!… Foster did make a point to tell Bernie that Albie owned it… grunt!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    10:07 am on May 26th, 2010

    Siberh!… I got a good whiff of you the other night… snort!… you definitely don’t smell like flowers… heh!

  45. Melanie
    10:13 am on May 26th, 2010

    Riö, about the speculation of Foster following him. He did ask who Bernie's client was once, but Bernie said something like "Do I look dumb?"

    More pondering needed.

  46. B. Stover
    10:20 am on May 26th, 2010

    All good points. Curiouser and curiouser. I've been thinking for a while now that Foster is not the brightest person around, even though he did know "euphemism."

  47. Melanie
    10:29 am on May 26th, 2010

    Now BP is saying it's going to start Top Kill today. Jeez, when will they get their act together. I've got two different feeds up. One is from the robotic submarine and the other is of the one just pouring out the oil.

    BP's saying that it might take hours of pumping mud into the leak to see if it will make a difference. And they might not know for days.

    Considering how long they've let the leak (if that's what you would call all that oil gushing out of a hole) just gush, that's not surprising. They sure haven't gotten anything else correct.

  48. B. Stover
    10:40 am on May 26th, 2010

    I keep telling my students who are getting degrees in mechanical engineering, that we need cars that don't use oil.

  49. Mollie (a black pood
    10:42 am on May 26th, 2010

    You can see how big the oil spill is if was in your area if you go to: http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill/
    You have to download the Google earth plug in. It is shocking how large it is.

  50. Mollie (a black pood
    10:44 am on May 26th, 2010

    Sorry B. Stover, I think I made a few mistakes in last post.

    My mind was on the oil spill.

  51. Melanie
    10:45 am on May 26th, 2010

    I agree B. Stover. I have also told my nephew who is studying to be an engineer.

    I have thought from the beginning of this blowout, that BP kept trying to "save" the well, so they could get oil from it and not lose too much from the fire that took 11 lives.

    If plugging works, and I hope it does, then I would stand by my thought that the delay was about money.

  52. Riö - The Evil
    10:59 am on May 26th, 2010

    BP!… I bet they hired a guy to sit in a room and come up with names for all these crazy ideas they are trying… “Top Kill”, “Junk Shot”, “The Tower”, “Bullshit”…. Grump!

  53. Siberian Husky
    11:17 am on May 26th, 2010

    Thanks for the compliment, Rio..that I don't smell like flowers. I do not want to smell like a flower. barf

  54. Melanie
    11:28 am on May 26th, 2010

    Siber-H, when Katie came back to live with us, her old owner put LOTS and LOTS of perfume on her. It confused the Pack so much that she had not trouble fitting in. By the time the perfume had worn off she smelled like the pack!

    Not sure if some people think that's a good time. We have had some visitors mention an odor of wet dog.

  55. Riö - The Evil
    11:31 am on May 26th, 2010

    Siberh!…Don’t come over to watch the game tonight!… growl!…We are under a full blown Tornado Warning right now!… growl!… It’s all dark and thundering and lightning… yeep!yeep!

  56. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:46 am on May 26th, 2010

    I just realized that Foster has been running this show right from the start. Money may have been part of the motive, but since he walked away from a signicant sum, it can't be the real motive. So what is it?

    It apparently centers around Astrid. And Albie. When we remember just how poorly Albie treated Foster, we can imagine those seeds of discontent growing (like tomatos) steadily. Not only did Albie treat Foster like dirt, but Albie had the woman that we suspect Foster loved, and discarded her.

    I do not trust Foster, nor do I believe a word that he says. That smell, which tantalizes Chet, is the smell of death. I still say it's either Astrid or Ray. (I had a moment of giddy relief yesterday but I'm going with my gut again.)

    There has been nothing random about Foster – not the meeting location, not the disclosure about Albie owning the housing place, and not a single word.

    I am getting the sense that Foster is seeking revenge on Albie and wants Bernie to be a part of it. Maybe Foster is bringing Albie's crimes to light?

    I'm not sure why Foster wanted Bernie to leave first, unless he planned on following Bernie. Geez, nothing like being obvious about it! Makes no sense!

  57. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:47 am on May 26th, 2010

    Bling! It's back again!!

  58. B. Stover
    12:05 pm on May 26th, 2010

    So Wookie, you think that Foster is intelligent and in control?

  59. Lexi
    12:43 pm on May 26th, 2010

    I'm afraid of what Foster is thinking/planning to do with Bernie and Chet and the money. What's up with that? Is he planning for someone else to pick it up? Like, Albie or someone? Could he have told Bernie false information? Oh, no. I'm mad and afraid and confused and happy(I just got a treat) and…and…some other things, too.

    Bee. I'm pretty sure that Foster is capable of anything, really, though something is holding him back from doing what he wants to do-and I don't even KNOW what he wants to do. Bernie! Chet! Be careful! man, I wish I could be there so I can bite Foster!!! Grrrr!!!

  60. Siberian Husky
    12:52 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Take Cover, Rio!!! Thanks for the warning. Do you have a basement? I would feel a lot better if you do.

    I think the wet dog smell is just fine, Melanie…as long as I'm not the wet dog. Mom wishes she could get me wet like you do the Newfs to help keep them cool. That is not gonna happen!!!

  61. Riö - The Evil
    1:02 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Siberh!… I can’t get down to the basement because someone closed the door before she left… growl!… I am hiding in my bed till she gets home… grunt!… That could be forever!…sniff!…It’s busy time….

  62. Melanie
    1:07 pm on May 26th, 2010

    LIl Lexi, you are a FIERCE dog.

    Rio, be careful!

    Siber-H, I know when one of the Pack is too hot, we use ice on their paw pads. Is that too much water for you?

  63. Melanie
    1:16 pm on May 26th, 2010

    And now for something completely different . . . Kats will take over the world.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9NP-AeKX40&fe…!

  64. dawson
    1:29 pm on May 26th, 2010

    B.Stover: I think you mean Wolfie, not Wookie.

    Wolfie: I agree with you except for the Astrid dead part. It could be Ray dead but then future adventures with CB's son would not be forthcoming and I prefer to think that someday they will.

    Chet! Get out of the car and take a look around and a sniff around and investigate that odour. It's your job.

  65. Lexi
    1:41 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie. Don't think like that. Kats will not take over the world. Dogs will. No offense to all you Kats out there. But, DOGS RULE! YAY US!

    Chet. I think Dawson is right. I think Foster is up to something here, and that someone may be in the house, and Foster is just leaving that money for someone else to take or something. I don't know. But, if there really is someone else there, then that's a good thing, actually. You'll get farther in the mystery. Won't you?

    Rio! I'm all hyper now! That mystery talk got me hyper! WWWEEEEE!! When is our next mission? Huh? HUH? Huh? WWWEEEE!!

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:44 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Stover!… You always spell my name correctly and thank you for that…. Snort!… I am hoping Chet and Bernie head on out to Pine City and give Astrid a holler!… grunt!… We need to meet this gal…. heh!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:48 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Grunt!… I can speculate with the best of them…. Snort!… but after re-reading this morning’s post it just seems like the story is at a crossroads…. Sniff!

  68. Siberian Husky
    2:02 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Go the center of your house and stay there till the storm has passed, Rio. I just heard a weatherman say that this evening.

    Hey Melanie, The ice on the paw thing might work. I don't object to frozen water. Thanks…I'll tell mom.

    The Newfs know darn well that cats are not going to take over the world. I think Melanie is experiencing a touch of heat stroke.

  69. Mollypop
    2:19 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Tonight is the final of American Idol. Way back when it first started I said how much I liked Crystal Bowersox. Simon said she sounded like one of the singers in the subways. Well, I think she will be the newest American Idol tonight!

    Nuts to the Kats, we are gaining POODLE POWER on this blog. Has anyone noticed?

  70. Melanie
    2:19 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Did the link not make it onto the web site?

    It's a Kat learning to use an iPad.

  71. Siberian Husky
    2:43 pm on May 26th, 2010

    I watched the video. It's a cute cat, but it's not gonna cause me to lose any sleep over cats taking over the world any time soon.

    Go talk to the Newfs, Melanie. They will get you thinking straight once again.

  72. B. Stover
    2:49 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie: That is cool! And he's not scratching the screen….

  73. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:17 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Cyber H – Maybe your mom could take you ice skating when you get too hot! That would cool all four of your paws at once, give you some exercise, and besides, you would look really cute in sequins! And you already have the right eye make up!

    If you go, have your mom take a video camera. I bet you'd be terrific!

  74. Melanie
    3:18 pm on May 26th, 2010

    B. Stover, I know you were thinking about iPads, but I can't remember who had one . . any of our Kats?

    I'd hate to see what the Newf Pack would do to an iPad. YSAS lost two cell phones to Ros and Rose. You would have thought he'd learn with the first one.

  75. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:19 pm on May 26th, 2010

    I hope neither Ray or Astrid is dead. I hope I'm wrong!

    But what else could that smell be??

    I agree with the others. Bernie, while you're having your smoke, let Chet's nose do it's thing!

  76. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:21 pm on May 26th, 2010

    I think that Sam and Lexi's mom have i-pads. Maybe?

    You'll be happy to know that my ipod survived it's laundy adventures just fine!

    Yay!

  77. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:22 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Rio – dude! How are you doing? Those tornados sound really scary!

  78. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:26 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Bee. I do. Foster knows too much about Astrid and is saying too little. I think he's smarter than he lets on. It seems as if he's waiting for something….

    Wolfie / Woofie

    (I'll answer to anything, especially if there is food involved!)

  79. Siberian Husky
    3:27 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Ice skating might be a good idea, Wolfie, but I am not wearing sequins. There are guys on this blog that are into their bling, but I am not. A subtle touch of eyeliner is all I need.

  80. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:28 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Hello?

    Is anybody there????

    Yoo hoo……!!!!

  81. Siberian Husky
    3:29 pm on May 26th, 2010

    I like the name "Wolfie"

  82. Mollypop
    3:38 pm on May 26th, 2010

    My Mom has a iPad but I can't use it. She's afraid I'll scratch the screen. Anyway, she's playing Bookworm tonight. B., she looked at the version of the game and it didn't say deluxe, but there wasn't a deluxe version available for the iPad. Also her version has lots of vowels, sometimes too many. The opposite of the first problem that you had.

  83. Mollypop
    3:41 pm on May 26th, 2010

    B. – Also, Mom got a free book for the Kindle, A Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon written in 1970.

  84. B. Stover
    3:51 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Excellent Mollypop on both the free book and the version of Bookworm. I think the best I've done is books for 99 cents.

    Melanie: I was going to say, but Mollypop already did, that she has an ipad.

    Wolfie: Sorry, I think I put Wookie earlier. I have a hunch that the thing Chet smells is not death but something else. Let's see…what other smell is important to the detective business?

  85. Riö - The Evil
    4:19 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Rio!…Reporting in!… snort!… I didn’t think those storms would ever leave or my friend would ever come home, but they did…. Grunt!…. Now we are finally settled in and watching Jimenez pitch! … sniff! … We only missed a little bit so far…whew!

    Hmmm!… Lexi has some very good points indeed! … snort!…I was afraid she might not show up today… grunt!… She has a tendency to play in the busy streets and it is a tad bit worrying to me…sniff!

  86. Riö - The Evil
    4:22 pm on May 26th, 2010

    SiberH…. Ixnay on the katingsay !… snort!… Mind your self-respect dude! … gruff!

  87. Riö - The Evil
    4:28 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Smells!… Rotting flesh, drugs (all kinds), explosives, guns, nervous sweat, tension, foul intent towards Bernie, bad guys, bad breath, body odor … snort!… that’s all I can think of right now…grunt!

  88. Barb & Maggie
    4:29 pm on May 26th, 2010

    We are signing off for the night – huge rain storms,lots of lightning, big winds, no tv, but still have electric. Hope you all have a safe night.

  89. B. Stover
    4:35 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: Hope the storm passes by you.

  90. Riö - The Evil
    4:59 pm on May 26th, 2010

    MagPie!… We know all about that stuff!… snort!… Please be careful tonight and hopefully nothing will come crashing down on your house while you sleep!… gulp!

  91. ÄbbietheKitty
    5:20 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Hmmm,

    So here is a cat thinking now.

    We are not sure what Foster wants but he didn't want all the money cause he just took 1000 instead of 4000.

    We know he is leaving Albie, or, we know he SAYS he is leaving Albie.

    We know he wanted Bernie at Albie's housing development for some reason.

    We know there is a smell that Chet says is one that is important in his line of work.

    Maybe…

    Just maybe…

    Maybe Albie is the dead smell.

    Maybe Foster killed him because it was the only way to get away from him, or to keep Astrid/Ethel safe.

    Maybe he lured Bernie there to set him up for the murder (so Foster could get away clean) and that is why he settled for so little money.

    Maybe…

    Cats can be devious too.

    Alice Johnson

  92. Riö - The Evil
    5:29 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Rocks!… Ahead 4 – 0 … top of the 7th!… heh!… Jimenez is pitching – no worries here!…geeze!…The speed that guy can throw the ball is amazing!… woooo!weeee!

    Sniff!? … Is there anyone awake yet??? … snort!… Busy Season will really screw up my schedule… crap!

    Oh… Hi Alice… sneeze!

  93. Riö - The Evil
    5:33 pm on May 26th, 2010

    HEY!… 2 Homeruns in a Row!… wooo!…. Now Tulo is up!…..Wow!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    5:47 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Alice!…. Come on clap with me! 7 – 0 Rockies! …. After a really bad day, this is just what we needed to cheer us up!… snort!… Clap Clap Clap-Clap-Clap!!… Alice just take your Ipod and slam it against the computer screen – keep in time, 1 2 –123!…grunt!… Its so easy even a Kat can do it!… heh!

  95. Siberian Husky
    5:59 pm on May 26th, 2010

    I'm here Rio. I'm clapping!! This is a good baseball game. Jimenez is amazing.

    Alice, that is pretty darn good…all your thoughts make good sense to me. What are we going to do if Alice is the one that solves this case?

  96. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:01 pm on May 26th, 2010

    AK – It has crossed my mind that it might be Albie. But what would the motive be? Foster has already decided to leave. So, let's say you don't like someone and had him "offed". You put him in an old building, hasta la vista baby, and go on with your life. Why involve Bernie in the first place? Foster left too much money on the table. That is significant.

    But let's say you don't like someone. And maybe this someone either hurt the girl you love or had her and/or her son "offed."

    Maybe Albie did something horrible to either Astrid or Ray and now Foster is making sure that Albie gets what's coming to him.

    Just speculating, like Queen Bee.

    I have read Sidney Sheldon books back in the day, and I thought they were awful. Almost as bad as Danielle Steel.

  97. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:03 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Sorry Alice. I thought you were Abbie.

  98. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:04 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Cyber H, don't listen to Rio. Ice skating can be a very manly sport. Just look at Evan whats-his-face!

  99. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:06 pm on May 26th, 2010

    If Alice solves the case, we should get her a "case" of tuna!!

    Whoo Hoo

  100. Siberian Husky
    6:12 pm on May 26th, 2010

    yeah, Wolfie, what is that dude's name, Apollo (whatever his name is and however you spell it)…the speed skater and big time medal winner. The women love him.

    However, I could care less about actually ice skating. I just want to be where it is COLD!

  101. Siberian Husky
    6:14 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Sure can tell by just the score that Jimenez is no longer pitching. Doesn't matter tonight because the Rockies will win very soon now.

  102. Siberian Husky
    6:17 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Goodnight everyone!! Rockies Won!

    Stay safe through the storms tonight and see you tomorrow.

  103. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:20 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Well I will clap for your Rockies but with an unhappy hand. My Twins lost the second one in a row to those @%$@ yankees.

    Clap, sigh, clap, sigh, clap, sigh.

    He is a darn good pitcher though!

    >^..^<

  104. dawson
    6:27 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Siber H: It finally got hot here. Now I have a redneck sunburn.

    Chet: Get out of the car and sniff around.

  105. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:28 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Melanie,

    Do you by any chance ever watch Rachel Maddow?

    She had some footage of an oil spill on a Mexican Rig from 1979 that was in 200 feet of water. It went on for (I think) 6 months. They tried all the things that BP is trying in 5000 feet of water. None of them worked. (The containment dome was called a Sombrero instead of a Top Hat.)

    Finally after 6 months the relief well was drilled and the leak was stopped. Unless it was 9 months, I got flummoxed by the Sombrero thing. Anyway they tried all the same stuff. Check it out on Hulu for todays show.

    Christ Almighty we have got to stop depending on oil. Foreign or otherwise. We are ruining this planet, and we don't have another.

    ~Staff

  106. Riö - The Evil
    6:28 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Yankees!… We hate those guys!…snort!

    Rockies!… Wooo!… Very Nice!… Snakes are dwindling down down down!!!..heh!…. We are going to bed now ….Grump!… cuz someone has to get up early again… crap!… Who cares about me and what I want!??? …. snort!… Being left all alone all day long in the storms – anything can happen…uh oh!… She just said she is taking me to her mothers for the day… yeep! … I may not be able to correspond with anyone tomorrow… sniff!… I don’t think her mother has Internet access! …sob!… I did hear she upgraded to something recently… but not sure what!…sob!sob!…bye for now all you guys!…sob!

  107. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:33 pm on May 26th, 2010

    Mr Wigglebutt,

    The motive for killing Albie is right under the sentence that says Albie is the smell. Are check you the only post reading at every 10:20 other OK? word?

    Alice Johnson

  108. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:35 pm on May 26th, 2010

    By Rio,

    I hope to hear from you tomorrow!

    Alice Johnson

  109. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:39 pm on May 26th, 2010

    AJ – Right you are!

    Can't wait for tomorrow's post!

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