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Tomorrow – either back to Colonel Bob, or maybe a quiz. Or what about the cover art for To Fetch A Thief? Bloody Mary recipes?

Bernie’s been watching the Goldman Sachs dudes. “There are two kinds of real smart guys,” he says. “One kind lets you know from the expression on their faces that they think they’re smarter than you. The other kind – the kind that wouldn’t have ended up getting grilled on TV – doesn’t.”


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  1. B. Stover
    6:53 am on April 28th, 2010

    Abbiethecat: That was a good one about Rio always running the blog. Oh, and Rio, I'm still laughing from your "cramping" post last night. You are also the reason for the Bloody Mary recipes suggestion in today's blog.

    Sam: I've been wondering for a while now what webcaming is???

  2. Sam
    7:01 am on April 28th, 2010

    Molly the Owl –

    Elephants – They don't hold still –

    Eagles – Their cam has been down for 2 days –

  3. Sam
    7:05 am on April 28th, 2010

    B – I should have said what the web cams are. They're cameras pointing to something and sending the pictures out over the Internet.

    The eagle cam is down and may not be able to be fixed until the eaglets fledge because of the disturbance.

    The owlets are different because their owlbox is only 15 feet off the ground.

  4. B. Stover
    7:09 am on April 28th, 2010

    Thanks Sam. I'll go to the sites when they appear.

  5. Siberian Husky
    7:13 am on April 28th, 2010

    I like puppy cams.

  6. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:34 am on April 28th, 2010

    Doh!… You guys are over here posting on today’s blog!… snuffle!… I’ve been all alone posting on yesterdays blog… yeesh!… I’ve got a good Bloody Mary recipe!… snort!

  7. B. Stover
    7:53 am on April 28th, 2010

    Rio: I noticed the nomination for one of the writers of Breaking Bad a while ago but forgot to mention it. I haven't watched any episodes yet but should be able to later today.

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:06 am on April 28th, 2010

    B-Bad!… I don’t remember much of season one… snort!… but season 2 was incredible!… grunt!… The writing for one of season 2’s episodes is what’s nominated… cool!… If Mr. Abrahams and Breaking Bad win I will be seriously happy!happy!happy!… wheeze!

  9. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:12 am on April 28th, 2010

    Mmmm!…. wouldn’t it be awesome if Mr. Abrahams could get George Mastras’(Breaking Bad writer) autograph…. Snort!… and then maybe put it inside of my copy of To Fetch A Thief??? ….wheeze!… That would be almost unbelievable if that happened…. sigh!.. one can dream.

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:47 am on April 28th, 2010

    NYC!!… If Mr. Abrahams is nominated again next year…. Snort!…. my friend is seriously considering taking a week off and going to NYC for the Edgar fun…. Grunt!… She thinks it would be incredibly interesting to listen to all of the panel discussions… grunt!… She said I would have to stay with Pepper for a week!… damn!

  11. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:56 am on April 28th, 2010

    Rio – who is Pepper? (I think you stole his toy from him?)

  12. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:57 am on April 28th, 2010

    Good luck at the Awards Show!!!

    We hope you win!!!!

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:08 am on April 28th, 2010

    Wolfie!…. Pepper lives with my friends best friend on a farm….grunt!… That’s where I go to nip at horses heels!… heh!

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  14. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:23 am on April 28th, 2010

    Pepper is almost as cute as you are!

  15. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on April 28th, 2010

    Pepper!… She’s a just a pup and she can be very annoying!…. grunt!… The other day we were each given a donut chew. We love those things!… wheeze!… Well, Pepper can be easily tricked. I was able to snatch her treat away and then I laid on it while I chewed on mine…. Heh!

  16. Sam
    9:43 am on April 28th, 2010

    Rio – Shame on you!

  17. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on April 28th, 2010

    Hey!… All’s fair in love and chewies….snort!

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:00 am on April 28th, 2010

    SiberH!… The Rocks will be playing in about 10 minutes!… snort!… Just a heads up pal!… grunt!

  19. Siberian Husky
    10:20 am on April 28th, 2010

    Thanks Rio–I forgot this morning to check and see if it was an afternoon or night game. A repeat of yesterdays game would be nice.

  20. Siberian Husky
    10:23 am on April 28th, 2010

    Top of the first inning–this isn't good

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:25 am on April 28th, 2010

    SiberH!.. It’s a blow-out so far!… 6-0 Snakes ahead!… grunt!… Its top of the 1st for gosh sakes!…. crap!… Get that pitcher OFF the mound!

  22. Siberian Husky
    10:28 am on April 28th, 2010

    exactly what I was thinking Rio, poor guy

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:36 am on April 28th, 2010

    Geeze!… He’s had three damn days to rest…. snort!…. Mentally he’s flaking out!….crap!… If they can just get a couple of runs in this first inning, I think they will be okay…. Grunt!

  24. Melanie
    10:38 am on April 28th, 2010

    Good Luck in NYC!!

    Story time . . . Dan was recovering well until he decided that he didn't have to listen to the docs and fell down and hit his head on the bathroom floor. I was downstairs and he NEVER called out. He didn't want to "bother" me. Jeez, he takes a blood thinner.

    After I went to bed, Bess (yes, Riö, she would be able to keep five pugs warm, but I think she's waiting for you) went upstairs in a different part of the house, woke my mom up and led her over to the other side of the house, up those stairs to Dan. She KNEW something was wrong.

    So Zoë spent the night checking on Dan every hour and then took him to the ER. He checks out fine, no problem with his head, or his side. She did ask to make sure he had a brain in there.

    Dan had a talking to (nicely) by the docs and by us (not so nice) and is now willing to abide by what the docs said.

    Jeez, he's as stubborn as the rest of us.


  25. Melanie
    10:40 am on April 28th, 2010

    Oh yeah, web cams. (Snicker)

    We had one of our puppy people ask if Gracie HAS pups would we be putting up a web cam. That's right, just another thing that could go wrong and use up a lot of our time! It's hard enough trying to keep puppies alive and healthy without wondering if your butt looks big when you bend over.

    So we politely said no.

  26. Sam
    10:47 am on April 28th, 2010

    Hooray for Bess!!!!! What a dog!!!!

  27. B. Stover
    11:48 am on April 28th, 2010

    I don’t really need Bloody Mary recipes, Chet, but how about the other three: Col. Bob, a quiz AND the new cover art! Tell PA/Spence/Admin that I hope he/they have a good conference today.

  28. Melanie
    10:49 am on April 28th, 2010

    One more story,

    Was talking to a receptionist yesterday. She had made an appointment for me on the day the doc was on vacation. Great. So we changed it. Then I said:

    "I need you to get the information from the Boston Hospital, what do we do?

    "Come in and sign a piece of paper."

    "You're over an hour away, could you please mail it to me?"

    "No, you have to sign it."

    Silence from me.

    "Well, just mail it to me and I'll sign it and send it back."

    "But, you can't sign emails."

    Silence from me.

    "Right, I want you to mail it to me and I'll sign it and then send it back."

    "You mean you have a FAX?"

    Silence from me, I was definitely not getting through to her.

    "No, send it snail mail."

    Silence from her.

    "I don't know what you mean."

    "Address an envelope, put a stamp on it and MAIL it to me and I'll send it back after I sign it."

    Silence from her. (She has already told me the address of the office, the doctor's name.)

    "This is a really big building, and has a lot of doctors in it. I don't know how it would get to us."

    Silence from me. I admit defeat.

    "I'll come in and sign it."

    "Oh, thank you, that is so much easier."


  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:49 am on April 28th, 2010

    Bess!…. She’s a heroine!….snort!snort!….What a gal!… grunt!….I can sure pick em!… heh!

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:55 am on April 28th, 2010

    Melanie!….ARE YOU KIDDING ME?…. snort!…. How hilariously stupid that woman is… grunt!… take a picture of her and we will make fun of her after you post it…. heh!

  31. Sam
    12:02 pm on April 28th, 2010

    B – I put up the websites so I’m being moderated.

  32. Siberian Husky
    11:05 am on April 28th, 2010

    Melanie: The sad news is that I easily believe your story. That is almost life these days. That's why you guys have dogs and cats–grounding and sanity. I'm glad that Dan is okay.

    Bess is a heroine! A big kiss and good dog award to Bess from all of us. Yes, Rio, you picked a real winner. puppy cam, but I understand. You will just have to put up a lot of puppy pictures for all of us to see. Mom would go disgustingly ga-ga over puppy pictures. She can look all she wants, but she can't have one.

  33. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:14 am on April 28th, 2010

    I think that Bess is a hero!

    Rio needs to get himself a few puppies to keep himself in line. Maybe some Jack Russells or Border Collies? Tee hee. Poor Pepper! But his gaze is pretty compelling….I dunno, I don't think I would mess with him!

    Did you hear the Gov. Perry (Texas) went for a jog yesterday and shot a "wiley" coyote? Grrrr……

  34. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:16 am on April 28th, 2010

    Spence – Admin – PA

    IF we have a contest, could it not be something that is time sensitive?


    It could be over and done with before I even wake up!

  35. Siberian Husky
    11:34 am on April 28th, 2010

    Yeah, Wolfie, I heard about the Texas gov. He claims he was doing it to protect his daughter's dog, a lab. I have big doubts about it. We have coyotes that live right outside my dog park–people will take their dogs outside the dog park

    to play frisbee or ball. The coyotes don't bother the dogs inside or outside of the dog park. We like seeing the coyotes. My own personal opiinion is that the dude was probably trigger happy. Mom and I take walks all the time in the desert and see coyotes, sometimes up close. In all our experiences with them, they are harmless.

    People do have to be careful around here with cats and very small dogs.

  36. B. Stover
    11:36 am on April 28th, 2010

    Good for Bess, Melanie, and I'm glad Dan is okay. How young was the woman who didn't know about snail mail? My students would know if I mentioned the term.

    Sam: Thank you. I watched the elephants but could not find Molly Owl on the NYTimes page. I'll try again when I try the eaglets.

    Rio and Wolfie: I think the contest prize should be an autographed and paw-printed book. In past contests there have been several winners and time was not a factor or problem.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:37 am on April 28th, 2010

    Wow!… The Rockies have managed to come from behind and are now ahead 7-6….. whoo hoo!

  38. Siberian Husky
    11:40 am on April 28th, 2010

    wooo-wooo, as us Huskies say.

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  40. Sam
    11:46 am on April 28th, 2010

    B – I can't believe I did that. No Molly Owl on the NYT. Here's the correct website.

  41. dawson
    11:48 am on April 28th, 2010


    Bess: Way to go – those oldsters are sometimes too independent for their own good. Glad the old guy is okay – how's Zoe's foot/ankle?

    Melanie: Incredible snail mail story. Up where I live the electric company will not take cash to pay your bill!

    AbbietheKitty: Darn those Twins beat my Tigers last night. But the Red Wings advance in Hockey! Sorry about Mollypop's team.

    Peter A.: Grab 'em by the pant leg and bring home an Edgar!

  42. Sam
    11:52 am on April 28th, 2010

    Big problems on the Molly Owlbox webpage. There's a guy spamming it like crazy and bow the video has been stopped.

    Actually, the owlets have gotten as big as their parents so it's hard to look at them. There are 4 of them and they were so cute when they all clustered in the back of the box with Molly standing on one foot and napping. Now Molly doesn't go into the box except maybe to deliver food.

    I watched the video from overnight and watched Molly come flying in with a gopher. The inside of the owlbox looks like a butcher shop.

  43. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:22 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Sam!…Are all these webcams on your property?….snort!… Well, excluding the Elephant one that is… heh!

  44. Melanie
    1:37 pm on April 28th, 2010

    B.Stover, she was very young.

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:42 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Why am I so confused right now?… snort!

  46. B. Stover
    3:04 pm on April 28th, 2010

    I don't know. Why are you so confused Rio?

  47. Sam
    3:10 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Rio – the eagles webcam is in Virginia and the Molly the Owlbox is in southern California. It's in a man's backyard and he put the camera in for his family and friends. It's become an Internet sensation.

  48. Melanie
    3:32 pm on April 28th, 2010

    I leave the log in all you "night owls" paws. I'm for bed!

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:50 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Wha!… I guess I got confused when you were saying Molly was showing up in the videos…snort!.. Maybe I am just upset about today’s game and have not been paying attention… sob!.. What a heart breaker!…crap!

    Stover! … I am getting ready to watch the very first episode of Breaking Bad!…snort!.. When ever I think about this, I think about tomorrow night and the Edgar Awards!…gruff!… Its all so exciting!…yelp!

  50. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:55 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Stover!… 'You' = 'Sam'… I didnt' read your question till after I posted mine…snort!…I'm all out of it.

  51. B. Stover
    4:02 pm on April 28th, 2010

    I haven't watched Breaking Bad yet. If the Edgar awards are tomorrow night, I suppose we won't know the results until Friday. Enjoy BB.

  52. Sam
    4:03 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Who's on first?

  53. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:06 pm on April 28th, 2010

    We’ll see!… snort!…Wolfie and I stay up pretty late, so we may be able to find a news release tomorrow night!…heh!

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:07 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Sam!…Rocks lost by 1 run after 4+ hours of non-stop entertainment…sob!

  55. AbbietheKitty
    4:10 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Hello again everyone,

    We are back from the big city of Fargo. Got to have some Chinese food! Can't get that out here in the countryside. The wind has been howling all day. Sooo pushy. Supposed to let up tomorrow.

    Sorry about those Rockies, Riö. The Twins were ahead by 5 but now it is 6 to 5 so they better get back to work and stop lollygagging around.

    I am not prepared for any quizzes. Dawson will trounce me.


  56. wookie of chevy chas
    4:30 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Sorry I missed events earlier today, but I just wanted to add my very own "Bess rocks". What a great story. Wookie

    PS.- Sorry about the Rockies, Rio.

  57. AbbietheKitty
    4:33 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Wow, we just read the earlier posts and want to add our appreciation for Bess the Wonder Neuf!

    AbbietheKitty and Alice Johnson

  58. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:39 pm on April 28th, 2010

    BESS ROCKS!… she's almost my girl friend…snort!

  59. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Sniff!…These long distance relationships are hard… snorkel!… But she knows how I feel about her!…snort!…Bess please don’t let all the media attention go to your head!….grunt!… Just continue to be the sweet tv watching gal you have always been …cough!… and do not let those Zebras go unheard!…heh!

  60. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:45 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Stover!…Breaking Bad!.. is so good, even at the beginning!….harsh but funny…grunt!

  61. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:09 pm on April 28th, 2010

    heh!…Still watching B-Bad actually… wow!…

    Boy I wonder what the amazing Mr. Abrahams is doing in NYC right now…heh!..Especially since he hardly ever leaves his home…grunt!… Hope he had tickets to the theater or something for tonight!…sigh.

  62. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:18 pm on April 28th, 2010

    I did a little research and we can order CD's and DVD's of the panel discussions from today's symposium. PAdence (?) spoke on writing Young Adult mysteries. Lee Child, another favorite of mine, also spoke.

    The dinner is tomorrow from 6:30 – 11:00. Me and Rio can keep an eye on things.

    Jeez, I can't believe that some of you are asleep already! It's only 7:15 here. Melanie, do the newfies all go to bed that early too? Wow.

    Can't wait for tomorrow. Maybe a quiz? Maybe a cover peek? Maybe some more of our story? Any way you look at it, it will be a treat!

  63. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:24 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Stover – do any of your students know about your "secret life", blogging with a bunch of dogs and a kat or two?

    I think that you and Melanie and Staff are the only humans here.

    Whoo hoo, our silence can be bought…..maybe for some chicken jerky treats?

    Just a thought……

  64. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:26 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Can you tell I just got home from work?

    La de da de da la la la

    Anybody out there?

  65. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:26 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Wolfie… Its all of 8:26 here…snort!… this is why I am all by myself so many nights!…grunt!… But I am busy watching the first ever episodes of Breaking Bad, so I am a happy Pug tonight!…gruff!

  66. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:29 pm on April 28th, 2010

    It is still daylight here! It just stopped raining and we saw a beautiful rainbow…..

  67. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:30 pm on April 28th, 2010

    What is breaking bad, anyway?

  68. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:30 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Is it a show about passing gas???

  69. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:00 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Yes!… Sort of actually!…heh!…It is one of my most favorite shows, because the writing is so excellent! … and the characters are so believable… I sure hope Stover likes it…sniff!.. and you too! If you so desire to find it!…heh!

  70. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:05 pm on April 28th, 2010


  71. Gus & BooBear
    6:25 pm on April 28th, 2010

    WOLFIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVE Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series!! Mom actually went to see him at a book signing last year and he's coming back to Houston next month for a signing of his new book. Someone at the signing said it was really different from other author book signings because all of us talked about Reacher like he was a real person. That person said that most signings are about how the author "writes" the book. Spence is probably like Lee Child in that respect. Of course we all know that Chet and Bernie are real and that Spence just channels Chet's thoughts.

  72. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:32 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Zowie!.. Did I miss a post about a Lee Child?? …snort!…Now I am confused again..what the hell???…grunt!

  73. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:38 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Huuugh.. I should just go to my warm soft bed…snort!… Maybe I am catching a bug or something….sniff!… I just feel kind of out of it and not really all that good…cough!… ugh, Night all! I can do this evening!…

  74. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:45 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Until mom started reading Chet, Lee Childs was her favorite author.

    She happy that glad that PA is so prolific, she feels as if Christmas has come early. She has ordered all the Echo Falls books, Bullet Point, is listening to Oblivion, and is reading the Tutor.

    Life is good!

  75. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:47 pm on April 28th, 2010

    Good night, Rio. Maybe Bess can visit your in your dreams.

  76. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:49 pm on April 28th, 2010

    G & PB,

    Don't tell anyone but mom has a secret crush on Reacher!

  77. Gus & BooBear
    1:44 am on April 29th, 2010

    She would have to fight our mom for that! Mom's crush is no secret!!

  78. AbbietheKitty
    4:36 am on April 29th, 2010

    My secret crush is on Ramses from the Amelia Peabody books by Elizabeth Peters. And I saw him from childhood! My favorite scene is when he 'grows up'. He has spent the summer in a Bedouin camp with friends of the family and comes in to Shepard's Hotel in Arab dress and his own mother doesn't recognize him. ((( big sigh)))

    Also he has loved cats since he was a toddler. Now he is married and has kids. He is a great father too! What a guy!!!


  79. Letmewatchthis Movies
    4:38 pm on December 6th, 2011


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