Memoiritis

“You’re working on your autobiography?” Spence says.

“I already have the title,” says Admin.

“Uh-huh.”

“‘I Was Like, Hello?'”

“Maybe that’s all you need.”

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128 Responses to “Memoiritis”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:36 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Hello? Good morning, everyone
    Having MEMOIRITIS Monday, all.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:40 am on June 23rd, 2014

    We are not understanding the title to Admin.’s book. Any thoughts out there?

    Hope everyone has a great morning.

  3. B.Stover
    8:53 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Interesting.

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    9:22 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Maybe Admin has Writer’s Block? Gasp! Perish the Thought!

  5. Masquers
    9:27 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Memoiritis: (according to confidential sources) is a raging affection sweeping the nation.
    Every kat (and dawg) is writing their memoir these daze.

  6. Masquers
    9:31 am on June 23rd, 2014

    B&M: “I was like”…NOT our favorite expression.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:41 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Masquers: even worse…”I was like, gnarly,dude”. 5 words, nothing said.

  8. macy's mom
    9:47 am on June 23rd, 2014

    totally, for sure

  9. Masquers
    9:48 am on June 23rd, 2014

    HOH; “So, I go…” it goes on and on and on sounding like the scratching of fingernails on a blackboard to some sensitive ears.
    No…you didn’t “go”…you “said”.

  10. Masquers
    9:51 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Macy’s Mom: Like…as if.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    9:52 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Gnarly is mostly used by the BMX riders, skateboarders and surfers, we believe.

    The other one that annoys us, besides like and go, is by. I went by my mom’s house. I went by the store. No, you went to the store.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    9:53 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Whatever.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    9:56 am on June 23rd, 2014

    LOL.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    10:01 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Fer sure :)

  15. macy's mom
    10:04 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Ok Barb, gonna have to, like, disagree, totally, for sure on going by. That is a southern thang, I guess that is why it sound odd to you.

  16. macy's mom
    10:05 am on June 23rd, 2014

    We could have an entire blog day where nothing is said!

  17. Tupper's Mama
    10:24 am on June 23rd, 2014

    It would be, like awesome. Whatever

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:30 am on June 23rd, 2014

    T”s Mama: Bless your heart.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    10:42 am on June 23rd, 2014

    AWESOME! (another one of “those” words we love to hate)

  20. O'Howlers
    10:48 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Good morning. We have nothing further to. Add to this conversation.

  21. O'Howlers
    10:55 am on June 23rd, 2014

    And we can’t type today. We are very short on sleep.

  22. Tupper's Mama
    10:56 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Some of our language pet peeves:
    “Oh no, you di-int.”
    Yes, you did – you killed a perfectly good contraction because of lazy speech.

    “He literally blew his top off”
    Really? And who is going to clean up that mess?

    “It was very unique”
    Do you understand the concept of “one of a kind”? It can’t be modified!

    The scary part is that even network newscasters, those who should be the bastions of proper usage are guilty of all of the above.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Spence & Admin: Youse have opened a can of spar-me words.
    Sigh. The King’s English is no more.
    B: What say you?

  24. Masquers
    11:36 am on June 23rd, 2014

    T’s Mama: Your first pet peeve sounds like the purrfect response to the title of Admin’s memoir.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    11:39 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Macy, it must be a Chicago thing too, because when Barb first moved to the area in the early 70s she remembers people saying “by”. The first time a lady said “I went by my mom’s”, Barb said “Did you stop and see her?” The gal just looked at her, dumbfounded.

  26. Siber-H
    11:47 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Good Morning All

    I am now going to watch Australia beat Spain in the World Cup.
    Way Far Out!

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:55 am on June 23rd, 2014

    Siber-H: Cool!

  28. macy's mom
    12:00 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Barb, here it is usually said as a short stop, as “I am going to run by Mom’s to pick up that casserole she made for us”. It is not usually used for a long visit, at least not by me. “I’ll run by the post office after work”.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    12:06 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    I want to share a really nice story about Josh. Someone forwarded some comments from a man on http://www.reddit.com about learning to ride a bike. He is a 36 year old 400+ lb guy who is just learning to ride. He said he had never learned to ride because he lived in the city and was over weight, even as a kid. He started out at around 450 pounds and is down to 375. He is trying to make big changes in his life and become more healthy. In his story he says he bought a bike from The Bike Haven and then Josh went out with him and helped him learn how to ride. His first attempt was a 20 foot glide and now he is up to a 1.7 mile ride. Josh has spent several hours with him since his bike purchase, just to help him learn to ride, which I think says amazing things about my son.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    12:12 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Macy, the way you are using the word sounds perfectly logical and I would say it that way too. But I distinctly remember the gal saying “I am going by my Mom’s”, meaning she was going to her house. Have gotten used to it after 40 years, but it still doesn’t seem quite right.

  31. Masquers
    12:17 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    B&M: You can be very proud of Josh. Couldn’t find the comments about him on reddit, but there is a kool Google Doodle for today.
    T’s Mama & Rose: Isn’t mañana the big day for Plunderfest Vermont?

  32. B.Stover
    12:38 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Bear: One thing that irritates me is when “of” is used instead of “have.” (You all know the thing that irritates me the most.)

  33. Herd of Hounds
    12:41 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    We love tangents like today’s. It should give us all a true appreciation of our language…slang, changes and all

  34. Diane C.
    12:45 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Tupper’s Mom–You forgot “true facts” (and also, veering slightly off-topic “alot”–as in the opposite of “alittle”) I’m sorry you didn’t sell the neckalce set but that probably just means someone more worthy is waiting for it.
    Macy’s Mom–I love the baby moose(s)! At the risk of sounding like someone we know, I want one of my very own (I think).
    Masquers and others following it–I was also stunned to see the U.S. still alive in the World Cup. Yay US! (but I still feel bad for Honduras).
    O’H Mom–I love the poster and am sending it on to others. (without condoning disobedience.)
    HOH–Kudos on some EXCELLENT chore therapy! Y’all will be happy to know that I spent part of yesterday afternoon in the company of some delightfully well-behaved (and very well-dressed) children–even the tiniest ones as the day wore on, so there’s hope.

  35. Diane C.
    12:50 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    And now that I’m caught up on yesterday–Good morning and have a wonderful St. John’s Day (either today or tomorrow or in-between depending, I guess on where you live). I’m not terribly sure of what constitutes a traditional observance (the day is just mentioned in an opera I like) but I appreciate any excuse for something celebratory. (Once I get the kitchen mopped.)

  36. B.Stover
    12:58 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Diane just reminded me of another irritation: “alot” as one word. I could never convince my students that the correct spelling is “a lot”–two words. (It is amazing how often they used it.)

  37. Barb & Maggie
    1:02 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Masquers. I think you have to go to reddit.com/r/bicycling/comments and you will find it. The guy posted under vradi, if that helps. There are a couple comments by him and some others responding to him.

    Josh, to his credit, didn’t even mention this story. Jessica told me about it. When I told him how nice I thought it was, he said it was no big deal, he just wanted to help a guy who was trying to develop a healthier life style.

  38. BearSpiritDog
    1:05 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Diane: St. John’s Day…the same as Midsummer Day?…we thought it was Tomorrow.
    But, you are right, the completion of any chore is cause to celebrate!

  39. Tupper and Gilly
    1:08 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    And how about the pronunciation of the word “vulnerable” as “vunerble” ggggrrrrrrr.

    Bee – we have been meaning to ask you about this one – there is a series of commercials on tv about a type of denture cleaner. In each commercial, a different “tooth professional” says that “dentures are different TO real teeth” instead of different FROM real teeth. Is that an acceptable usage? It has that fingernails on chalkboard sound to me.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    1:09 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    B: We saw that to/too! Add it to the growing List.

  41. O'Howlers' Mom
    1:10 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    We had an exciting evening here. And I don’t mean that in a good way.
    When it was just starting to get dark, we decided to walk around the outside of the pasture to see if we could gather up Zeus and Kat before total dark. What we saw was our old horse, Abby, laying down, trying to roll over. She couldn’t roll over and then she laid very still. We rushed into the pasture and found her sweating and panting, with fast heartbeat. We tried to get her up, but could not. Meantime, the 2 dogs showed up. Ray put them in the house. The 3 other horses were running around, so we opened the gate that adjoins the next pasture, and they ran thru, and we closed that gate, so that they were safely away from Abby. The vet was on her way. I ran for flashlights because it was now pitch dark. At that point, Abby finally got up, with Ray’s help. I was taking her into the barn so the vet could examine her when she arrived. Suddenly, Ray yelled in a panic that the horses were loose. The normal gate to that other pasture was open, and in our panic we forgot to check it. If there is anything more terrifying than 3 loose horses running top-speed in the pitch dark, I don’t know what it is. They kept disappearing, to come around the barn, flying past me, as I stood helplessly shaking treats. Round and round they went. Then they ran down the driveway, and fortunately ran back up thru the cornfield. Finally, Annie decided she had enough fun, and my treats sounded good, i was able to lure her into her stall, and then lured Ned into his stall, and finally, managed to get a halter on Chato to put him in his stall.
    The vet then came on in. Abby was fine. We think she cast herself, meaning that the way she was laying on the slight hill , she was not able to get her legs under to stand up, and had worn herself out and gotten very scared.
    After the vet left, we took the horses out, because 3 of them were very over-heated from their wild run. But wait! There’s more! When Ray was taking out the last horse, Ned, the halter broke, and Ned was free once more! Fortunately, he decided to go hang out at the back door of the house.
    It was also very fortunate that the dogs were inside, because they would have tried to herd them, and possibly ran them off in fear.
    It was difficult to go to sleep after that. So we are super tired today.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    1:14 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    O’Howlers! OMG! What a Wild Night you had. One that Thankfully ended well.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    1:15 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    O-M-DOG.

  44. B.Stover
    1:16 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Tupper and Gilly: It should be “different from.” Those who use “to” are getting confused with comparison (“this is similar to…”) and contrast (“this is different from….). And “literally” is often used as a form of exaggeration (which contradicts it’s definition of “really” or “actually”).

  45. BearSpiritDog
    1:21 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Nana thinks she threw her back out (what a strange expression) trying to haul the Yard Waste container out to the street.
    Who knew Grass could be so Heavy?

  46. Barb & Maggie
    1:22 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    That is a truly terrifying experience. Had it happen once and it is not something I would ever want to experience again. Glad everyone
    was safely corralled in the end. You are right, if the dogs were out they would have gotten caught up in the excitement and made the situation worse.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    1:23 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Howlers – boy, when youse guys do an adrenaline rush, you really do it BIG!
    So glad that everyone is ok, and safe and sound in their stalls.

    Abbey – no more of that, ok?

  48. Herd of Hounds
    1:24 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Ain’t language grand?

  49. B.Stover
    1:27 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Now I’m laughing. I used “it’s” when I meant “its”–another error that irritates me.

  50. dawson
    1:28 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Barb&Maggie: Your Josh is a sweet heart.

    O’Howler’s Mom: Yeeps! A little too much excitement for the 2 leggeds! Thank dog that all are unharmed.

  51. Kat
    1:30 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Bear, did Nana really throw her back out with the trash?

  52. Meashka
    1:33 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Maggie, you did a very good job of raising Josh. He is a very nice boy. We good moms know how to run a tight ship, and it pays off in the end, doesn’t it?

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    1:33 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Yes – we meant to say that too, Barb. Your Josh is one of the truly good people out there. He must have been raised right.

    Oh my dawg – Prof. Bee made a grammatical error. We will blame it on the Solstice. tee hee

    And Nana – you are sentenced to one full day of RESTING THAT BACK! Take any additional days you need.

  54. Diane C.
    2:02 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    T and G–I echo B.–s/b “different from”
    B. Stover–It’s v. its is a more difficult one, so I tend to cut folks some slack on that. (I have a problem with “on accident” v. “by accident”). And I agree that that odd use of “by”–“I spent the afternoon by Chet and Bernie’s yesterday” is a Chicago-area thing (and have the feeling that it’s only in certain parts of the Chi area).
    HOH–I envy you your philosophical view of a constantly-evolving language. I know that’s what’s going on, and I try to see it from that perspective, but some usages just get right up my nose. And apparently I’m not alone.

  55. Diane C.
    2:08 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    O’Howler’s Mom–I just went back and read the entire horse-night saga. Yikes! (I’m so glad Abby is OK.)
    Everyone at your place deserves a really nice nap today.

  56. Mollypop's Mom
    2:12 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    I hate this: If you’re having a problem with the website, just call Susie or myself.

  57. Masquers
    2:18 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    B: Wiki says the word “alot” does not exist! Example given: Just as you cannot say alittle, you cannot say alot. But…you can buy a Lot of land for a lot of money.

  58. Masquers
    2:19 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    MPM: Same as saying: Yep. Same as saying: Just call myself.

  59. Masquers
    2:20 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    a DD…kind of…sort of.

  60. B.Stover
    2:20 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    I always told my students that if they could substitute “his” then they should use “its” rather that “it’s.” (That never seemed to help.)

    MPM: People seem to be insecure using “me.” The error that irritates me is when “I” is used and “me” is correct. (“I” is the subject of a sentence; “me” is the object.)

  61. B.Stover
    2:23 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Masquers: Wiki is correct–“alot” is not in the dictionary.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    2:29 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Kat! Lol. Yes, she threw it out with the trash.
    Tupper&Gilly: And, she will take your advice and Chill for the Day. If you ask me, she did it on purpose to get a break from PROJECT SIMPLIFICATION.

  63. dawson
    2:34 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    This project simplification can get complicated.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    2:38 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Diane, You may be right – the North Side and the South Side (proper names) have some very different vocabulary.

    We like to think Josh had some good parenting, at least from Barb. Snicker! He is a very compassionate person to people and animals both. He has been known to get out of his truck and stop traffic to allow a family of Canada geese to cross the road.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    2:42 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    More examples: Me and him went to the store. Just call John or I.

  66. O'Howlers
    2:43 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    MPM and Masquers, we said it before, and we’ll say it again. The insecurity with the pronoun “me” is our #1 pet peeve. We hear it all of the time, from otherwise literate people. Mom cringes every single time.

  67. O'Howlers
    2:47 pm on June 23rd, 2014
  68. Barb & Maggie
    2:58 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Howlers, HOLY S**T! Although he never parked his car/truck in a lane on the highway. He pulled over onto the shoulder and got out and stopped traffic. And it was not on an expressway, just a road.
    However, I will tell him about that case just to make sure.

  69. BearSpiritDog
    3:04 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    O’Howlers: We here saw that same article yesterday. Quite Unbelievable.

  70. O'Howlers
    3:16 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    We are still trying to figure out this Memoiritis thing.

  71. BearSpiritDog
    3:41 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    O’Howlers: We here saw that same article yesterday. Quite Unbelievable.
    If it ends in “itis”…it cannot be good.

  72. Siber-H
    3:42 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Admin has memoiritis. He is going to write a memoir. Spence made up a new word, right?

    Howlers, It was a terrible night you guys had, but I am thankful none of you were hurt or lost.

    Nana, rest and we hope you feel better soon.
    We don’t have yard waste containers here.

  73. BearSpiritDog
    3:44 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Carpola!

  74. Masquers
    3:52 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Siber: Strangely enough…the term memoiritis has been used to describe the flurry of memoirs being published of late…leave it to Spence & Admin to be up on the latest terminology.

  75. Siber-H
    3:55 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Masquers, Thanks. I am sure if Spence wrote one it would be interesting. I don’t know about Admin.

  76. Herd of Hounds
    4:11 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Mmm? Memoiritis, isn’t that what former President Reagan had?

  77. BearSpiritDog
    4:41 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    A partial Double D. (Dawson, We’re thinking about you!)

    Hounds: Lol. You may be right.

  78. Wose-the small and meek
    5:20 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    I am worrit! I just heard an earthquake passed through Washington state and Alaska. I hope youse all are okay.

  79. Herd of Hounds
    5:32 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Rose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey it was near Little Sitikin Island< AK and measured 8.0. Yes, a big one but hopefully far enough off the main coast.

  80. Tupper's Mama
    5:32 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Bee – if it is any comfort to you, it was your explanation of its vs it’s a while back that finally made sense to me and guide me in proper usage.
    I will admit to a certain amount of laziness in using the correct form. Funny thing is that the so called smart phone corrects every version to “it’s”, while the tablet doesn’t correct either way.

    Gotta go and get Chines food for dinner – been a hell of a day here…

  81. Diane C.
    5:35 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    BSD–“Who knew Grass could be so Heavy?” (Why are you writing like a German? Nothing wrong with it, just asking.)

  82. Herd of Hounds
    5:44 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Wowser, foundation shaking boomers here this afternoon. We’re okay, just checking the dust bunny population :) Jeeze Louise, raindrops the size of silver dollars just started falling. Sure hope they don’t “squarsh” mom’s sunflowers and stuff.

  83. BearSpiritDog
    5:53 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Diane: Writing like a German? What do you mean?

    Wose: Shake, Rattle & Rolling. Nada here. But now that you mention it…it does have that Feel…of Earthquake Weather.

  84. Wose-the small and meek
    5:57 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    HOH, Thanks for the info!

    B&M, Josh is a wonderful man!

    O’Howlers, Whew! Your story made my heart beat very, very fast. I am glad to hear horses, and huskies are all well.

    BSD and Masquers, please take good care of Nana.

    Yes, Tomorrow is Plunderfest, Vermont. I am very excited to see the Royal Mum, The Storyteller, Maury and Debbie again. I can’t wait to see my bestest friend, Teddy, and I am very excited to meet Tupper and Gilly, know what I’m sayin?

  85. Wose-the small and meek
    5:58 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Bear, Youse guys stay safe.

  86. Wose-the small and meek
    6:00 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Forgot. Plunderfest, Vermont will include many tummies, wrestling, running, and lots of TREATS!!!!!

  87. Wose-the small and meek
    6:01 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Thinking about CHobbit, AJ, the Pixie, and the Snowhook dogs.

  88. C.hobbiti
    6:10 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Earthquake was far away on the Aleutian chain of islands. I didn’t feel anything. 8.0 is a huge quake. Tidal wave warnings

  89. Barb & Maggie
    6:36 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Glad you guys are OK. Watch out for the tidal wave.

    I am waiting to hear the German thing. Maybe she means throw your back out rather than throw out your back?

  90. Mollypop's Mom
    6:39 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Throw the cow over the fence some hay.

  91. O'Howlers
    7:00 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Throw me down the stairs a kiss.

  92. Herd of Hounds
    7:13 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Me you all are cracking up.

  93. Wose-the small and meek
    7:15 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    CHobitt, Happy to hear you are safe.

  94. BearSpiritDog
    7:18 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Thieves! Is the Pixie in Florida still?

  95. O'Howlers
    7:29 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Eat yourself done.

  96. Herd of Hounds
    7:33 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    OH, O.K. y’all got the Pennsylvania Deustch stuff down dang good.

  97. B.Stover
    7:34 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Tupper’s Mom: I’m glad that the explanation of its vs. it’s helped.

  98. Wose-the small and meek
    7:40 pm on June 23rd, 2014
  99. Herd of Hounds
    7:42 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Just thinking, we may have missed an opportunity to go through a whole bunch of
    “itis” diseases today…Memoir-itis, tonsilitis, Reagan’s phlebitis….Wow.

  100. O'Howlers
    7:44 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Bee, ditto to what Tupper’s mom said. Our mom always struggled with its vs. it’s until you straightened her out. Thank you.

    We are almost comatose now, Amigos. Adios.

  101. Herd of Hounds
    7:45 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Oh, Wose, our mom is weeping after weading about Murphy. Glad it was a happy ending.

  102. Herd of Hounds
    7:46 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    And Rio owes us a pug kiss :) (or 4 since we be 4 in a herd)

  103. BooBear
    8:05 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    OHs, so glad you had a happy ending to that story. Mom was holding her breath the whole time she was reading it!

  104. BearSpiritDog
    8:24 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Wose: A Story with a Happy Ending! Just how we like ’em.

  105. BearSpiritDog
    8:25 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Speaking of Rio, Where is he?

  106. Tupper and Gilly
    8:34 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    We are getting all ready for our trip north tomorrow. We have kibble, bowls, leashes and treats packed in the car. Now we have to find the pooper scooper bags, cuz even Royal Corgis have to go sometimes.
    Mama says we have to be on our best behavior when we meet four Very Important Plunderers, and Teddy Ruff Rider too. We say phooey. We want to sit in Wose’s lap, and wiggle butts for Teddy’s folks, and run like the wind with Teddy.
    We wish everyone else could be there too!

  107. Tupper and Gilly
    8:35 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    We forgot to pack our avatar!

  108. BearSpiritDog
    8:39 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: Can’t wait to hear all about it!
    Give everyone Hugs for us.
    Signing off here – Bear

  109. Barb & Maggie
    8:43 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    T & G, Did your mama have a bad day?

    We have seen several stories about the Golden Retriever that was lost for almost 2 years. Wish she could tell us how she survived all that time. They had a piece on her on the national news tonight along with her happy family.

  110. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Lost!…Am I on the right blog??…grunt!…Youse guys are really chatting it up today, golly!…snort!…Now I have to find out if it is good news or really really bad news…sniff!

    Memoirs!….Is Admin really going to write an autobiography?…snort!…I would have to buy it and read it. Unless he decides to give them out for free to anyone who will take them…heh!heh!

  111. Barb & Maggie
    8:56 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    We read that there were questions by authorities as to whether Murphy was really their dog. They wanted to do a DNA test,then the vet suggested that they check for a scar on one of her elbows. After they caught her (she was skittish after 2 years in the wilds) they were able to verify that Murphy was the family’s missing dog.

  112. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    B&M, We’d be skittish too. Thank dog she is home with her 2 leggers.

  113. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Howlers!…snort!….You told that story very well. It was all very vivid…Yeeep!!…How come everything always happens in the middle of the night?…grunt!

    Bike!…That guy Josh sounds like a really nice guy. You have got to imagine that very over-weight people feel very intimidated walking into a bike store…wuffle!…Kuddos for Josh! He probably saved that guys life…sniff!

  114. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Nana!…I hope you are okay. I know a lot of spineless people, but you are not one of them….snort!

  115. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Thunder!…All around and over-head of the big-bed, which is where I am under right now…sniff!…Figure that one out…heh!heh!

  116. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Hail!…Oh no! I either hear hail stones or really big fat rain drops outside right now…grunt!…My friend will be upstairs any minute now to watch her garden grow or be destroyed…sniff!…I cannot bear to look!…yeeep!

  117. Tupper and Gilly
    9:45 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    So, this is how the day went.
    The marauding bears have broken a fence pole so it needed to be replaced. That was included in the list of errands for the day.
    We started at the fence place – but they need to know how far apart the holes in the poles are before they can get the right poor for us. OK, so we will come back.
    Then we went to the car dealership, because for the life of her, Mama could NOT figure out how to synch her phone with the new car. Turns out the Bluetooth system was defective and needs to be replaced. OK, so we will come back Friday.
    Then we went to the farmacy ( take THAT, moderator), but things aren’t ready. OK , so we will come back.
    Then we went to Staples with our notebook and laptop computers. The laptop has a “rabbit hole” problem, and needs some time to scan. Ok , so we will wander the store for a while. However, after a while, it was still scanning. But it was time to cook dinner. So….we will come back.
    Got home too late to get dinner cooked, so take out was the answer.
    We went back to Staples to find out that a) the rabbit hole needs further work to fix a corrupted sign in page. And b) the Storyteller’s notebook has crossed the Bridge and gone where all good little computers go. sigh
    So it was a day of doing lots of running and getting absolutely nothing done.
    To heck with it. Let’s go to Vermont!

  118. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Vermont!…I wish I could go to Vermont!…snorkel!

  119. Barb & Maggie
    9:57 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Rio, The bike rider said Josh told him he had a look of terror in his eyes after Josh pushed him off for his first glide. I think he had doubts about whether he was going to be able to do it at first.
    Got to give that guy a lot of credit.

    Has anyone noticed that they are flooding the airwaves with commercials for Premarin Creme? In their flowery, sexy ads, no where do they mention it is made by abusing horses.

  120. Barb & Maggie
    10:25 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    T & G, Not a productive day for you, but at lease you got Chinese food. One of Barb’s favorites!

    Good night, going to hit the sack, read for a bit and then get up early tomorrow for a work day.

  121. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Joke!…I think I finally get today’s post…snort!…Memoiritis is going around apparently. Even guys who have average lives and have nothing really to report on are writing their memoirs…heh!heh!…So of course Admin jumps on the bandwagon and Spencer calls him out..snort!…Now if the amazing, wonderful Mr. Abrahams were to write an autobiography we would love to read every word of it…chuffle!…That guy may or may not be living an interesting life, but we are still interested in hearing about how his writing came to be…snort!…I’m sure his mother for one is worth hearing about…snorkel!…She once saw the real Elizabeth Taylor in person. That alone!…heh!

  122. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Gah!…I hate reading my writing after it is posted and there are redundant words…grump!…I NEVER catch that in the editing stage…wuffle!

  123. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Losers!…The Rockies are 2×4 runs behind right now…grump!…Why are we even up watching these guys?…grunt!

  124. Siber-H
    11:20 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    sigh…eight runs behind

    night all

  125. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Goodnight!…from pug-bed central too….sniff!wheeze!choke!

  126. Staff
    11:28 pm on June 23rd, 2014

    Whew. Today was a long day with lots of driving. But at least I didn’t have to chase horses around in the dark.

    My pet peeve is not a spoken one. It is a printed one. The use of the word phase instead of the wood faze. I see it a lot (heh) in the romance novels I like to read. I am beginning to think there is an editor out there who doesn’t know the difference.

    Another thing is when they talk about a huge ranch and say it has 1200 acres. That is not a big farm and trust me you can’t run hundreds of cattle on a 1200 acre spread.

    I am so jealous of the plunderers festing up tomorrow. Have fun you guys. Remember your passports!

    Now I am going to bed because my visitor is now at her home and I am tired out. A week with a 13 year old, no matter how well mannered, is exhausting to an old lady.Good nighty noodle y’all.

    OH, CHobbit. Did you get to meet my friend Loretta?

  127. c.hobbit
    12:50 am on June 24th, 2014

    Staff: Loretta texted me that the tour company was keeping them really busy so we didn’t meet up. She had a rainy day in Anchorage but there was a lot going on downtown because 1) The Anchorage outdoor market every Saturday and 2) all the solstice events

  128. Diane C.
    11:36 am on June 24th, 2014

    BSD–Capitalizing Nouns (and in this case, also Adjectives).

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