No Post Today

Why not? Because we’re off the grid right now, Bernie says. What that means is anybody’s guess, but Bernie’s always happy off the grid. All I know is there’s something called griddle cakes, actually not my favorite. But no complaints from me.



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43 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Riö - The Evil
    4:54 am on May 7th, 2010

    hmmm…I hope someone is taking a well deserved vacation… snort!

  2. ÄbbietheKitty
    4:59 am on May 7th, 2010

    Hey Rio, He's probably trying to work up some new material for his "thing" tomorrow. ((snicker))

    Just a quick hello and then I have to pack for a short trip to visit the Dawson household. 4 generations in one house and I have to remember my camera!


    I like signing off with the picture. Then I don't have to decide who I am!

  3. Melanie
    5:00 am on May 7th, 2010

    I agree Riö, a vacation somewhere warm!

    Griddle cakes . . . Pancakes? Must do some research.

    Youngest son's premiere went great! Too bad he doesn't get paid for the production. Ahh, such is the life of the struggling actor. He got complements, felt good about his work. That's much better than when he's working as a coat check clerk. But that earns money.

  4. Melanie
    5:05 am on May 7th, 2010

    Whoops, need more hot chocolate, though YSAS does complement the production, he received compliments.


    Oh, yeah, someone asked if I had girls. Nope, just the two boys. More than enough.

  5. Riö - The Evil
    5:27 am on May 7th, 2010

    Enough!… Two boys and ten Newfs are more than enough!… heh! … Keep us posted on your son the struggling actor … snort!

  6. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 am on May 7th, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!… you think he is practicing his impromptu remarks? … heh! … I wonder which story he will sneak into the discussion?… snort!

  7. B. Stover
    5:40 am on May 7th, 2010

    Wish I were going to the Danvers Literary Festival. It looks like an interesting day, plus another speaker on Wednesday.

    There is a recipe for griddle cakes in the Nero Wolfe Cookbook. Archie and Wolfe both love Fritz's griddle cakes.

    Have a good "off the grid" day Chet and Bernie and have a good conference tomorrow Spence and PA.

  8. Sam
    5:40 am on May 7th, 2010

    Wolfers, did you have a happy, waggely, wiggely day with your boy yesterday?

  9. Riö - The Evil
    7:04 am on May 7th, 2010

    Tense!… They are lowering the big box down to cover up the oil spill… snort!… this has been done a few times in shallow waters…. Grunt!… but never at a depth of 5,000 feet down… gulp!… where the water pressure is enough to crush a submarine!… wheeze!…the big box must be accurately positioned over the well, or it could damage the leaking pipe and make the problem worse…gasp!

  10. Melanie
    7:32 am on May 7th, 2010

    Riö, The Daily Show had an example of trying to cap a gusher. Using a tall bottle of Coke, dropped in some sort of mints, and then tried to get a flower pot over the gush while using a fishing rod. I sure hope that BP's effort works better than that.

    B. Stover, looked up "Fritz's griddle cakes" and found where it was mentioned in the book. Then I tried "Nero Wolf" griddle cakes and found blogs where the cakes are mentioned in each story.

    I ended up just googling "griddle cakes." Interesting, some use corn meal some just say flour, no sugar. Will have to keep looking.

    I am going OUT tonight. My sister and I are going down the mountain (for here, to those of you out west it would be a hill) to the nearest small town ( we live in a small, small, small town, my sister lives in a small, small town) and going for Indian food.

    I googled the directions and hit street view when printing and they had street view PICTURES of where to turn. How cool is that!

  11. Riö - The Evil
    7:46 am on May 7th, 2010

    Groan!… That whole fishing pole, flower pot story does not help put my mind at ease….. snort!

    Indian!….What If I told you they will be serving Indian food at the panel discussion tomorrow in Danvers?….cough!…. Just drive a little further, that’s all… grunt!… and take your camera!

  12. B. Stover
    7:56 am on May 7th, 2010

    Melanie: Here's the recipe from The Nero Wolfe Cookbook for Fritz's Griddle Cakes:

    1 c flour

    1c corn meal

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 t salt

    3 Tablespoons sugar

    2 large eggs

    1 and l/2 c sour mile (or more)

    2 Tablespoons butter

    Mix dry ingredients together; beat eggs in separate bowl and add milk. Add dry ingredients and beat. Add melted butter gradually; beat. Ladle batter onto hot, lightly oiled griddle. When bottom is golden brown, flip. Makes 12 griddle cakes.

  13. Riö - The Evil
    8:01 am on May 7th, 2010

    Danvers!…. Looks like the Charming Mr. Abrahams will be the only male author in the library on May 8th ….crafty!….He will be surrounded by female authors all day long!… heh!

  14. Riö - The Evil
    8:03 am on May 7th, 2010

    Hey!…. Now we are making griddle cakes!…. snort!… Just in time, I am starving!…. grunt! … pass the syrup.

    8:15 am on May 7th, 2010

    I say no more permits for off shore drilling until they have better emergency plans! On a much lighter note: Happy, Happy Mother's Day to every type of Mother out there. You rock! Love and tail wags, Maggie, MagPie the Almost-Grown-Up Canine

  16. Siberian Husky
    8:40 am on May 7th, 2010

    Mom and I need to go off the grid, to the mountains, and cook griddle cakes over a campfire. We are both happy off the grid.

    Mom can probably do Stover's recipe, I think, I hope.

    I agree, Rio, this is tense. We heard on the radio that BP won't know till Sunday or Monday if this is going to work.

  17. Riö - The Evil
    8:46 am on May 7th, 2010

    Fishing!… now I have this image of a gigantic fishing pole slowly lowering a huge flower pot into the ocean… ugh!

  18. dawson
    8:55 am on May 7th, 2010

    Happy Birthday Maggie. Now if you chase those chickens there will be teenage consequences to be paid.

  19. B. Stover
    12:50 pm on May 7th, 2010

    We all seem to be off the grid today. How were the griddle cakes Rio?

  20. Riö - The Evil
    2:01 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Grid!… I'm ON the grid again!… snort!…The griddle cakes aren’t my favorite…sniff!… I like pancakes with lots of syrup, bacon and eggs!… grunt!… Haven’t had that in a really long time…cough!… Corn in any form gives me the runs… snorkel! … and nobody here enjoys that at all….mmmmm!

    Dirty Dodgers!… Manny Rimerez, aka Fatso, is going down tonight! …snort!… He better be on the roster cuz I haven’t gotten a good look at him since last season….. errrr!… The game doesn’t start till 8:00 + tonight… grunt!…. Maybe if I have NO beer, I will be able to watch it all…sob!… That’s a very depressing thing to think about…sneeze!… and hardly feasible at all … wheeze!

  21. Riö - The Evil
    2:13 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Beer Here!….(crap-no-way-yet!)… I wonder if SiberH and AbbieThe Kat will be able to watch it with me?

    Down!Down!Down! … In a Gulf of Oil! …. snort!….I also wonder if the Great Big Giant Flower Pot is going down the into the deep dark ocean right on track to cap the oil spill… shudder!… Perfectly.

  22. B. Stover
    2:16 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Can't you put butter and syrup on griddle cakes? Waffles with butter and syrup are Ingrid's favorite breakfast (Echo Falls series).

    I'm going to start Bullet Point.

  23. B. Stover
    2:20 pm on May 7th, 2010

    According to CNN BP won't know if it's working until tomorrow. If it does work, apparently 85% of the spill will be covered and retrieved.

    SH said he was going off the grid to hike in the mountains and make griddle cakes on a camp fire.

  24. Riö - The Evil
    2:28 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Corn!… It’s the corn that’s the killer in this scenario! … snort!… No one will allow me to have it…grunt!… By the time it ‘hits’ and they try to get me outside, its all over with and then someone, very unhappy, with a bucket is cleaning up the rug… wheeze!… No Corn! And no treats for days!… Corn is not worth that!

  25. Riö - The Evil
    2:40 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Flower Pot!… That still leaves the other 100% they have not been able to capture out there in the ocean to kill and torture innocent lives… groan!…Not counting the 15% that will continue to leak!… cripes!…This scheme better work, I just can’t imagine it getting worse… sob!

  26. B. Stover
    2:40 pm on May 7th, 2010

    I suppose the solution would be to use all flour and no cornmeal. Poor thing, you can't eat corn-on-the-cob?

  27. Riö - The Evil
    3:24 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Stover!….we did ‘same time postin’!… eeeee…. Speaking of eeeee… What did you make of Fringe the other night?… gasp! … I don’t remember all the details, but I do remember Walter showing up right at the end, in the other you know what… eeeee! (five ‘e’s for the finger count)

    Godfather!… We here are watching The Godfather right now… grumble!… Supper is still up in the air for some reason!…. growl!…Someone has been working too hard and neglecting the groceries.. gasp!…and the treats!…and the beer!…damn!… It is the Dodgers tonight for gosh sakes!!!…. grunt!… Someone is leaving now and going out for food and beer…sigh!…. AND CHIPS! DON’T FORGET CHIPS! …heh!

    BB!…On a brighter but yet also dark side, have you been able to watch any more of Breaking Bad? ….snort!

  28. B. Stover
    3:32 pm on May 7th, 2010

    I taped Fringe but haven't watched it yet. I know that they are going to confront William Bell and it seems that he has a lot to answer for. I'd grumble if I had to watch the Godfather too. I just remember Barlon (sp?) Brando mumbling. I have not yet had time to watch more Breaking Bad. I can watch it from

    Hope you get your chips and beer….since you can't eat corn.

  29. Siberian Husky
    3:37 pm on May 7th, 2010

    I'm just guessing, but I think griddle cakes began in the south…cornmeal is the biggest clue.

    Dogs usually can't digest corn. It all comes out the back end just like it went in the front end. Mom won't let me have corn either, Rio.

    I wish I were going off the grid, but we are stuck at home right now finishing the roof and other stupid repairs. You know how one thing leads to another when you are doing a project. That's why I won't be able to stay up tonight for the game, Rio. My folks and two of their friends have been working on the house all week and I have been supervising. Supervising is hard work and I have been crashing early. Mom falls into bed with a book. She says tonight it will be a book and allergy pills. She still has to get me to the dog park at dawn so I will be at my best while supervising.

    Some globs of oil have arrived on some of Louisiana's barrier islands. Crap, the ecosystem can't take this mess. It seems to me that it is going to be so much more difficult to clean up in the gulf than it was on Alaska's frozen shores. That was bad enough. I know we are all hoping for the best possible outcome with this spill…maybe the flower pot and fishing line will work.

  30. Melanie
    4:03 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Hope that old flower pot works. Then they can focus on all the oil they've already spilled. Thanks, B Stover, for the recipe. Unlike Riö, I can have the corn meal but have to figure out a different flour. No wheat for me!

    Siber-H. The Pack had a Newf friend who ate corn on the cob and the cob got stuck! Operation time! He's fine now.

    i've gotten back from my dinner and it was GREAT! All gluten free and the spices were out of this world. Indian food. What was really cool, was they labeled their non-gluten dishes right there on the menu and I didn't even have to question them.

    Tempura Shrimp, rice, a salad with great dressing, yogurt sip drink, Gluten Free BREAD! With rice pudding and pistachios for dessert! YUM!

    We did not bring back any doggie bags.

    A great birthday dinner a month late! Now if I could just talk them in to coming to the house twice a week to cook for us.

    To bed to finish another book so I can start Bullet Point tomorrow. My dad is reading Reality Check and really enjoying it. I'll have to give him the Echo Falls series next.

  31. Riö - The Evil
    4:17 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Chips!… As luck will have it, someone is always dropping something of edible value around here… snort!… I just have to be on alert and quick! … wheeze!… I will get some beer, not much, but some…sniff!… Thanks to Cassie The Butt Sniffing Dog, my begging talents are at their peak of perfection!… heh!…Only an hour or so to go before the Game!… snort!…I really score when the Rockies score!… grunt!… Food flies everywhere when it is a really close game! … snicker!… I should nap now maybe, just in case of over-time!

    Sooo-Melanie!… This means you are truly Not going to Danvers tomorrow??? … gasp!… I am in total denial over this whole course of events!… holycowbells

  32. Riö - The Evil
    4:31 pm on May 7th, 2010

    “Leave the gun, takethe cannoli”…Classic!… snort!

  33. Siberian Husky
    4:46 pm on May 7th, 2010

    tee hee…holycowbells? That's a funny one. My vocabulary has certainly expanded since I started hanging out with Rio in Siberspace.

  34. B. Stover
    4:49 pm on May 7th, 2010

    I never really understood that line…..or that movie. Glad you had a great dinner Melanie. SH and Rio enjoy the game….what parts of it you watch; I don't have to say enjoy the chips since that's a given.

  35. Riö - The Evil
    5:08 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Uuuugh!… My paws are over my eyes right now…am NOT reading Stover’s post about the GodFather!…naw..naw..naw!…Remove from memory… naw..naw..naw… Destroy all evidence… naw…naw.. naw!

    Game! … Almost ready to start!…snort!… Got Beer, got Chips! Got good place on chair with best friend, Got a chewie!… a special treat!… Life is Great!… gruff!

  36. Siberian Husky
    5:12 pm on May 7th, 2010

    M. Ramerez is in the injured list–out for 15 days

  37. Riö - The Evil
    5:19 pm on May 7th, 2010

    SiberH!… HEH!… Let the good times roll!… snort!… who(?) knew he would be injured??… and how??? .. heh!

  38. Siberian Husky
    5:32 pm on May 7th, 2010

    re-aggravated right calf strain is the information that Fox Sports website has

  39. Riö - The Evil
    5:40 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Cover-Up!… It’s all in Wookie’s mission report notes somewhere!…heh!…But I have said too much!…snort!

  40. Siberian Husky
    6:11 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Wookie will remember–he doesn't have the memory issues that I do.

    Goodnight, Rio, Sweet Dreams–I will have to depend on the morning paper to learn the outcome of the game. GO ROCKIES!

  41. Riö - The Evil
    6:19 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Ahhhh!…Goodnight my dear friend, SiberH!…!… The Twilight Zone starts… snort!… I am alone and yet maybe not alone….sniff!… One never knows who will show up at this time of night! … heh!… Just so its not Manny Remirez.. ..cough!cough!

    Rocks down 1-2… AAahhh!… 2- 2 top of the 4th JUST NOW!… back to the game!… snort!

  42. Riö - The Evil
    6:49 pm on May 7th, 2010

    Help!… No outrageous outbreaks of victory yet, so I am still on my diet…drat!…Not even any beer here… groan!….I am just going to focus entirely on the game ….wheeze!… Tulo is up!…heh!… Something good has to happen! … fooooood… I needit… soon!….

    Bases!… are Loaded!… snort!… Cargo is up!… heh!… watching for flying food….watching… watching….

  43. Riö - The Evil
    6:53 pm on May 7th, 2010

    … 3-2 Rockies…YEA!… but no food on the floor yet.. drat!..cough!

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