No Post Today

Why not? Because maybe everyone has to recover from the party. Meanwhile here’s the VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) review of Bullet Point:

Baseball is cut because of the budget, so sixteen-year-old Wyatt, advised by his coach, transfers to a more affluent high school in Silver City. Wyatt, who has had a fight with his out-of-work step-father, is eager to go but his friend, who also moves, takes the vacant spot on the team. Baseball, however,is forgotten whenWyatt discovers that his biological father, Sonny Racine, is serving a life-sentence in nearby Sweetwater Penitentiary for armed robbery. Wyatt’s life changes fast when he is drawn into a sexual relationship with sophisticated nineteen-year-old Greer, who has a “reputation,” and as he begins to receive calls from a father he had not known until he visited him in prison. Is his father innocent? Some believe so, including Greer. “Same person could arrive at different answers” is an insight that Wyatt learns the hard way as he and Greer begin to investigate the robbery at Millerville with dire results. Wyatt’s odyssey takes place in a well-delineated landscape of recession that affects Wyatt’s and Greer’s lives. The emphasis on Wyatt’s character and his relationships, especially the back-and-forth relationship between Wyatt and Greer, together with questions about innocence, guilt, and justice contribute to a complex story that is a thriller with a dramatic denouement.

Wyatt is an engaging, thoughtful teenager who experiences how things can spin out-of-control when one does not know all the answers. This is a very well-written, riveting read for older teens.

-Hillary Crew.

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88 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. B. Stover
    3:38 am on July 17th, 2010

    The review was fine until, of course, the last sentence.

  2. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:13 am on July 17th, 2010

    ******Yawn******

    Good mornin, y'all.

    What a great party!! My tummy is still full from all those pies!!! I fell asleep early and then blurred my way home so I hope that we didn't leave too big a mess.

    I agree with Hillary Crew. Bullet Point was a great read! (giggle) Sorry, Bee, couldn't resist.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    4:42 am on July 17th, 2010

    What Wolfie said, heh. Mom is well past "older teen" but she really enjoyed the book. Doesn't matter whether the character is 13 year old Ingrid, or a teenage boy or adult man or woman, PA always nails it.

  4. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:52 am on July 17th, 2010

    Morning, y'all! Oh, I guess I shouldn't talk so loud. Some of you are obviously suffering some effects from last night! SiberH, are you back from the park yet? Since you and I were the abstainers last night, I'm guessing you're in good shape like I am. Bee, I'm surprised that you were the first to post — you seemed to be hitting that case of wine pretty heavily!

    Thanks again to Melanie for your awesome hostessing! Mom and I tried to help Dawson clean up before we left last night, but the party was still going on, so who knows what the place looked like in the end. Just be careful with any leftover party debris — you may find Rio snoring underneath!

  5. AbbietheKitty
    5:05 am on July 17th, 2010

    unghhh, grunt.

    Wow it is morning already. I am not sure how I got home. Last I remember is telling Staff it was time. She was attempting to clear up a little of the debris but kept finding puppies under the wrapping paper.

    I seem to remember the puppies liked the wrapping paper just as much (if not more) than the gifts. It must be the crinkly sound of it. I like that sound a lot also.

    The last I saw of Rio he was flat on his back with all four legs in the air and snore! My goodness that pug can crank it out. Bess didn't seem to mind though. She just would give him a big juicy drooly lick and he would stop, for a second or two.

    Well I am off to find Alice. She didn't get much to eat or drink as she spent most of her time on the drapery rod in the living room. Something about too many dogs underfoot.

    I think it was the tail pulling myself. Once she gets started with that she has a hard time controlling herself. It was safer up high.

    AbbietheKitty

    Who is feeling pretty good in spite of eating all those salmon tidbits.

  6. Alice Johnson
    5:08 am on July 17th, 2010

    Morning all,

    Kirby T you are so right. I saw B. behind the sofa when Franklin took it on walkabout. She had two bottles open and was drinking from a third.

    Sneaky woman that. Smart, but sneaky. (Smart because she knows I am beautiful)

    Alice

  7. Barb & Maggie
    5:08 am on July 17th, 2010

    I know how some of you like to talk baseball scores, so here's a score for you. Maggie 3, Rats 0! Last night when we got back from the party we went out to the coop, and there were 4 rats trying to crawl up the wall. We had a whole rat family living under the coop. We waited a few minutes and the big daddy rat came down and tried to make a run for it. I pounced and grabbed him, but he bit my lip before he went over the rainbow bridge (do rats do that?) Mom called the vet this morning and they told her I am up to date on my shots, so I will be ok. All in all, yesterday was an exciting day!

  8. dawson
    5:17 am on July 17th, 2010

    Good Morning! I feel great. I was dreaming I was at Melanie's with all the newfs some other Nation members and 2 leggeds of all sizes. We were all in a big field and somebody was hitting baseballs to us. We didn't have mitts though…While we ran after the ball we were supposed to keep our eyes peeled for 2 inch strawberries and whoever found one got a prize. Can't remember what the prizes were. Hmmmm.

    That was a great party and I feel energized. Off to work I go with thought of Lexi's dad – hoping things went well and wishing you had been at the party. And Dan and Zoe – thanks for letting us into your house and lives.

  9. Siberian Husky
    5:23 am on July 17th, 2010

    Ah, you can be older than an older teen to enjoy PA's books for that age group. Just ask my mom.

    Yes, back from the park, Kirby. I'm like you, I feel really good. That was a wondeful party, and there is no word from Rio yet. He rode home with us and I walked him to his front door, so at least if he is in a bathtub, he is in his own bathtub.

    I'm glad Dawson was smart enough to order tons of salmon bon bons. I thought I would be the only ones eating them but you guys sure helped snarf them up. I had planned on the cats having a few. Cats are not pigs like us dogs.

    Maybe Bess could make a trip out to visit Rio.

  10. Alice Johnson
    5:34 am on July 17th, 2010

    Yes, Those salmon bon-bons were tasty.

    Yum!

  11. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:39 am on July 17th, 2010

    Poor Lexi missed the party. I hope Megan's dad is ok.

    As it turns out, I have one slightly mished piece of pecan pie left over that I can send to you, Lexi.

    We missed you!

  12. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:40 am on July 17th, 2010

    Pecan Pie? ummmmm, my favorite! But it is still good after being blurred all the way to California?

    I had better test it. Just a teeny tiny bite…..

  13. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:41 am on July 17th, 2010

    ***blush****

    Sorry Lexi, but the pie somehow disappeared. It was mighty good.

  14. Mollypop
    5:43 am on July 17th, 2010

    Good morning all. That Puppy Shower was a blast!

    I finally found Sam passed out behind the sofa cuddled up with B. Thanks to Franklin for moving the sofa or they might never have been found.

  15. Siberian Husky
    6:08 am on July 17th, 2010

    Way to go on the rats, Maggie! I'm just sorry the nasty creature bit you.

    Thinking of Lexi and I hope what I heard is going to come true…they might extend the unemployment benefits this Tuesday. I hope so. We have 3 friends that live close by that are on unemployment. This job situation sucks for a whole lot of people.

    How is Dan doing, Melanie?

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:43 am on July 17th, 2010

    Maggie, Maggie! You've gotta be careful! Make sure you get those rats before they get you!

    Oh, boy! I just found a snack! I get three dog biscuits after my afternoon walk, but yesterday I didn't want to spoil my appetite before the party, so I only ate two. I just found the third! I had forgotten all about it (and I wasn't even drinking). So now the big question is: Do I eat it in the kitchen, or in the dining room, or in the living room. It's a hard decision. Meanwhile I'm carrying it around so nobody else can get it!

  17. Barb & Maggie
    6:46 am on July 17th, 2010

    Melanie, Thanks again for the party, and let us know how Dan is doing. By the way, your actor son is very handsome. Do you have approved homes for all the pups? Are you keeping one?

    Rio, are you hung over this morning?

    Lots of questions.

  18. Alice Johnson
    7:02 am on July 17th, 2010

    Rio?

    Gee he must have had a lot of fun last night. I know Mr Husky said that Rio came home with him, but I have my doubts. Has anyone seen Bess lately?

    Alice Johnson

  19. Riö - The Evil
    7:31 am on July 17th, 2010

    Grump!… Her mother is here driving us both crazy …snort!…Another one of those early morning visits we so love…grunt!…Ooops! Got to go!

  20. Melanie
    7:33 am on July 17th, 2010

    Thank you all for such a great time, presents and love from the Nation within the Nation PLUS the KATS!

    It was interesting coming down to get ready for the first puppy family to come meet with the pups. They are thinking about a Irish Spotted Male. After we unearthed everyone from under sofas (B. Stover left a wine bottle back there), chairs, book cases, the piano (Wöökie, who know you could play lullabies for the pups and Kirby T sing, Ain't Nothing like a Hound dog? LOL) we were still an Irish Spotted Male short.

    Dawson had left a note, after doing a whale of a clean up, saying he had counted all twelve pups before he left, but I realized that Alice, Mollypop and Sam were the last to leave. That worried us.

    We called Pup, Pup, Pup, Pup and there was a bark from the top of the draperies.

    Just how did Alice mesmerize that pup up there?

    Also with MinPin's toys we found an extra that looked like a rat, but realized that Magpie had left her own present.

    Thanks to Wöökie for being MC. You did a great job.

    Thanks for the flowers and goodies (the Pack is still vacuuming the bon bons up), thanks to all for making a celebration.

    Thanks also to Bernie (for the use of his credit card) and Chet (for the use of his space).

    p.s.. Riö, Bess wants her collar back. Yours only fits around her ankle.

    p.s. Dan is continuing to improve, but still in ICU.

  21. Melanie
    7:35 am on July 17th, 2010

    IMHO, excellent fiction has no age range.

  22. B. Stover
    7:58 am on July 17th, 2010

    I must admit that the Cahors black was delicious. Melanie, please enjoy the bottle that I left behind. Glad Dan is continuing to do well.

    While out looking for a quilt square, I found something that Lexi would love. The entire alphabet (capital and small letters) of smiley face stickers…really ingenious.

    Staff: I found some dog stickers also. Is it okay to put stickers on the square?

  23. Barb & Maggie
    8:09 am on July 17th, 2010

    I know I am a little slow on the uptake here, but when I get my square and picture, where do I send it? Is there a business mailing address on Staff's quilt website? If I just send a picture, do I include $3.00 to cover cost of fabric? Sorry to be so dense.

  24. Riö - The Evil
    8:27 am on July 17th, 2010

    Goodbye! ….Finally! I thought that woman would never leave!… snort!… Our whole morning is shot to hell….grunt!… I wanted her to take me shopping for my 9 inch 100% Cotton square….dammit!… Now she has to clean the house and then go out to lunch with a friend and I’m not invited….blast!… The Party was fun but I miss Bess more than ever now….sniff!

    MagPie!… Are you doing a Square or a Picture?… snort! … If you are creating a square you will need to contact AbbieTheKat at abbiethekitty@gmail.com and ask for Staff’s address…. grunt!… If you are doing a picture all you need to do is upload it onto this here blog and Wookie will do the rest….wheeze!

    Now you picture guys really need to find a way to send a few bucks to Wookies mom for all the materials and stamps… grunt!

  25. Riö - The Evil
    8:31 am on July 17th, 2010

    Stover!… You just can’t win the “Read” as a noun battle, can you?….snort!…. I don’t care for it either and I also can’t believe how prevalent it has become… grunt! ….What’s this world coming to anyway?…. wheeze!

    Word(s)!…. Tomorrow SiberH will pick the Word of The Day!….snort!…. I know he will do a terrific job!…snicker!

  26. Siberian Husky
    8:37 am on July 17th, 2010

    Don't feel bad, Barb. My mom is just as dense.

    Rio suggested that we can put the photo up on the blog for Wookie's mom, but we might want to get a another square that we just sign our names on to send to staff. So, we are talking two squares now.

    I agree, Rio. We need to find a way to send a few bucks to Wookie's mom.

  27. Melanie
    8:43 am on July 17th, 2010

    Uh, guys? Who taught the pups French?

    Gracie is really confused. She's wandering around saying that she has MILK not lait stuff.

    Got to work on my square. .

  28. B. Stover
    8:44 am on July 17th, 2010

    I don't mind "googling" or "let's go Krogering" (don't know if you guys know that one), but "read" as a noun has always irritated me. It's prevalent because English is a living language and changes with popular usage. I hardly understand half the things my neice and nephew say sometimes.

  29. Siberian Husky
    8:53 am on July 17th, 2010

    NO Siber-H will not pick words tomorrow. Siber-H doesn't do words games. Siber-H hates games like Scrabble. But, Siber-H will read and enjoy what you all post while playing word games.

    Siber-H will do dogs, U.S. history (west of the Mississippi), geography, the great outdoors, and stuff like that.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    9:09 am on July 17th, 2010

    Grouch!… Boy what a hot-head… snort!… Okay, then Alice will pick the word(s) for us tomorrow… grunt!

  31. Siberian Husky
    9:17 am on July 17th, 2010

    Alice is a good choice.

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:41 am on July 17th, 2010

    Well, the pie is a little blurry, but it’s still quite tasty.

    Maybe I had better test it again.

    Just a crumb this time…..

  33. Siberian Husky
    9:46 am on July 17th, 2010

    Barb, sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you are as dense as my mom, because I'm sure you aren't.

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:59 am on July 17th, 2010

    My mom says to thank Rio very much for his suggestion that those who post photos for her to make into blocks send "a few bucks to" her, but to tell everyone that really isn't necessary because she is more than happy to make the blocks for anyone who needs it. The only thing that she asks is that you post your photo reasonably soon, so that she has enough time to make the block and get it to Staff, and that you clearly indicate when posting the photo that this is the photo that you want made into a block. Also, as previously indicated, the photo should be in jpeg format.

    Rio, if Alice doesn't want to do the word tomorrow, I have a really neat word in mind that I would be more than willing to submit.

    I'm resting a bit today after last night's celebration; it's been a long time since I played the piano like that and danced too, so my paws are just a little tired. Wookie

  35. Barb & Maggie
    9:59 am on July 17th, 2010

    No problemo SiberH. If the shoe fits, she has to wear it. heh

    OK Bee, here is Barb's really big gripe. She HATES it when people use "less" when they should use "fewer". As in less people, less dolars, less snow flakes. Oh boy, that really gets her. They even do it on tv in commercials. She yells at the tv people "Not less – FEWER!" Don't they teach that in English class?

  36. Barb & Maggie
    10:07 am on July 17th, 2010

    We would be happy to chip in some $$ for Wookie's mom as well.

  37. Siberian Husky
    10:13 am on July 17th, 2010

    Wookie, I hate to tell you this, but my mom has no idea what jpeg format means. I am hoping that whoever she finds to try and post the photo for me will know what it means.

  38. B. Stover
    10:15 am on July 17th, 2010

    I understand what you mean Barb & Maggie. If "less" or "fewer" came up either in literature we were reading, or in someone's writing, I'd start a discussion on the difference between those words. We don't teach vocabulary as such at the college level.

    Melanie: I did not teach the pups French. I only taught them that "read" should never be used as a noun and they understood and promised to comply.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    10:30 am on July 17th, 2010

    Bee, Barb had a wonderful English/Advanced Comp teacher in high school. She made it simple to remember the rule for less vs fewer: if it's countable in units, use fewer. Thus, less rain, fewer rain drops; less money, fewer dollars; less hair, fewer hair balls (for you kats out there), etc.

  40. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:38 am on July 17th, 2010

    Bee: My mom has ended

    Bee: My mom says she's at the mercy of all her former editors. It seems like every one of them had a pet peeve when it came to the English language. One editor had a hissy fit when reporters wrote "the book was entitled 'To Fetch a Thief,'" instead of "the book was titled 'To Fetch a Thief.'" Personally, Mom's pet peeve is when people use "your" instead of "you're." Back in seventh grade, her best friend wrote in Mom's yearbook, "Your a good friend to me," and it's stuck in her craw ever since. And believe me, seventh grade was quite a few years ago!

  41. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:39 am on July 17th, 2010

    Oops! That first line had disappeared so I started all over again. Guess it was just hiding!

  42. Barb & Maggie
    11:13 am on July 17th, 2010

    Barb is ignoring me again, due to another PA book. A Perfect Crime. She says there are scary characters in there. Anyone else read it yet?

  43. B. Stover
    12:17 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Barb&Maggie: That is a good rule. I looked up the usage of these words in one of my larger dictionaries. "Modern standard English practice does not reflect this distinction" except in formal written English. It goes on to say that "less" was used before plural nouns "since the time of King Alfred" (Saxon King, 871-899) but modern usage guides made the "rule" that your English teacher used. Language is so much fun.

    T: Tell your mom that I agree with the editor. (Sorry.) I always think of "entitled" as right or privilege: "Since you have worked so hard, you are entitled to time off." I find that the most often misused pronoun is "it's" when the writer means "its." It becomes really irritating when one is grading fifty essays.

  44. Siberian Husky
    12:28 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Stover? Do you think we could have understood the English language the way it was spoken during King Alfred's time? I have always been curious about that.

  45. Barb & Maggie
    1:00 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Isn't it's to be used if you are saying it is?

  46. B. Stover
    1:18 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Barb: Yes. "It's" is the contraction for "it is." Student's think that the possessive pronoun "its" needs the apostrophe since we use the apostrophe to show possession. It confuses them no end. I tell them to think of "his" instead of "its."

    SH: Do you understand this: Ic Pis giedd wrece bi me ful geomorre/minre sylfre sith. Ic Paet secgan maeg/ hwaet ic yrmPa gebad, siPPan ic up weox….?

  47. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:18 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Yes, but a lot of people use it as a possessive — belonging to "it." But even though you say "That is John's bike," you wouldn't say, "The dog chewed on it's bone." It would be "The dog chewed on its bone." Why the difference? Maybe Bee knows!

  48. B. Stover
    1:26 pm on July 17th, 2010

    SH: That is Old English spoken in Anglo Saxon England from about 500 to 1100 A.D. It's the first couple of lines from a poem titled "The Wife's Lament":

    "I sing this song about myself, full sad, my own distress, and tell what hardships I have had to suffer since I first grew up."

    They used other letters that became our "th" which I've made "th" and P, since I don't have Old English keys on my computer. The "ae" was also written as one word, called the "ash."

  49. B. Stover
    1:36 pm on July 17th, 2010

    T: We didn't start using contractions regularly until relatively recently. The possessive pronouns add the "s" to show possession and don't need an apostrophe: his, hers, its, ours, theirs. If we didn't use the apostrophe on nouns and proper nouns, we'd be making them plural: The books are on the table; the book's lettering is small. Two Johns live at that house. John's house is owned by another John, his uncle. (Something like that.)

  50. Siberian Husky
    1:36 pm on July 17th, 2010

    no, no, no, sob I don't understand a word or even part of a word of it. Thank you for answering my question. I can understand Spanish better than Old English.

  51. Riö - The Evil
    1:46 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Jeeze!…. It’s hot outside!….snort!… It’s baking like an oven…wheeze!… She finally came home looking like a wilted plant… heh! …That’s what you get for having fun without me! So there!…grump!

    Quilters!…. Apparently from what I can gather from her muttering is she went to a quilt shop after lunch and the person there was absolutely no help at all with the design I want on my Square….grunt!… This ‘quilt maker’ was so “by the book” that the whole idea of doing something off-the-cuff was terrifying to her… good grief!… “We have nothing of that kind here”, she said…. For Pete’s sake it’s not Rocket Science, is it? … grump!…AbbieTheKat help me!!!!… snort!

    Grammer!… Looks like I missed class today… heh! whew!…Close call… The Rockies game is being delayed by rain or a chance of it possibly… grump!grump!grump!

  52. Riö - The Evil
    1:51 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Hey! ….That old English song should be called “Rios’ Lament”…sniff!…. “I sing this song about myself, full sad, my own distress, and tell what hardships I have had to suffer since I first grew up.”… Truer words were never lamented…snort!

  53. Melanie
    1:54 pm on July 17th, 2010

    I thought modern English was difficult.

    I'm with Kirby T's mom (notice the apostrophe) when it comes to "your" and "you're".

    I bought a balloon for OTAS and WROTE OUT what to say. "You're Wonderful !"

    Imagine my surprise when I picked up the balloon and it said "Your Wonderful !"

    The guy didn't even know it was wrong! I stood there watching him fix it. He was not pleased. I didn't care.

  54. B. Stover
    2:06 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Good for you Melanie!!

    Rio: The wife in the poem is in exile and lives in a cave (or beneath a cliff depending on translation). She no longer has friends or family and doesn't know where her husband/lover (again depending on translation) is.

    These grammar errors (your, you're, its, it's) are often caused by poor proofreading. Once in grad school I handed in an essay using "our" every time I meant "are." Embarrassing!!!

  55. Riö - The Evil
    2:09 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Ooops!… I spelt Grammar wrong up above and Stover didn’t say anything… whew!

  56. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:15 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Melanie: Mom has a couple of blogs she looks at, Chet's and another one called "Cake Wrecks," which is full of professionaly made cakes that are sooooo bad. Some of the funniest cakes are ones that have bad grammar mistakes — although I'm not sure I would want to pay for one! The problem with trying to fix a cake, though, is that it's so obvious when you do. I can just imagine you standing over a baker insisting that the cake be correct!

  57. Siberian Husky
    2:22 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Rio, I just looked up Denver weather on the internet. Be glad you stayed home today. It says 100 degrees. Yikes!! It is only 97 here today.

  58. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:25 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Bee: Mom does proofreading for people on occasion. She used to proofread the church newsletter. When the church decided to publish a cookbook, the church secretary told the cookbook editor to have Mom proofread the recipes. "She's real mean," the church secretary said. I guess that means Mom likes things to be right!

  59. B. Stover
    2:32 pm on July 17th, 2010

    T: That's funny! I'll bet she isn't really "mean" though. I always tell my students to proofread for grammar and mechanical errors by reading their essays backwards: Last sentence first all the way through to the beginning. It takes things out of context.

  60. wookie of chevy chas
    2:32 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Rio. My mom is pretty good at wacky quilt designs, so she could help as well. If you don't want to disclose it to everyone in advance, you can send it to me via the secret decoder transmitter device (wink, wink), if you still have it. Wookie

  61. Melanie
    2:33 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Kirby T. Those cakes were amazing. And I don't mean that in a good way!

    The ones with Uncle Sam????

    Sort of like the shark cake though.

    Hitting the bed early tonight. Can not stay awake after that wonderful party!

  62. Melanie
    2:34 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Oh yeah, it was love at first sight for the new puppy friends and puppies. Though it was hard to keep them awake!

  63. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:37 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Melanie: Mom says you should take a look tomorrow. Monday through Saturday the blog is about wrecks, but on Sundays she does the "Sunday Sweets," which are the good cakes. Some of them are absolutely amazing.

  64. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:39 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Bee: I'll have to pass that tip to Mom. Sometimes she gets interested in what she's reading and sails right past an error. And then when she sees it in print it drives her crazy!

  65. abbietheKitty
    2:44 pm on July 17th, 2010

    BStover,

    About the stickers. You should send them along with your square and they can be attached after the quilting. If you put them on now they will just become unglued during the whole process.

    I don't usually advise stickers since they can stain the fabric and won't last. Things that can be sewn on are best.

    However I have never been one to stand in the way of "Art".

    Wookie

    Go for it with the word. I have been so busy since the party (watching the Tour de France) that I don't know when I can crack open my magnificent dictionary. I can take next Sunday if that

    is OK with you?

    Melanie

    It wasn't me teaching the dogs French. Vraimont. Je ne sais pas.

    Oh poor Rio,

    There are quilt shops like that! I have had teachers like that. You can only shake your head and leave them. You did the right thing.

    Just go somewhere else and say…

    "I want a quarter yard of good cotton fabric that I will be able to sign my name on". If they ask you what you are going to sign with ask them…

    "What can you show me?"

    Or go buy a sharpie.

    Once you have the fabric you can get back to me.

    Gosh Staff has a grammar error that drives her crazy.

    Using the word phase for the word faze. It wouldn't faze me if they were looking at a phase of the moon.

    (There is one editor of romance novels that just can't catch that error.)

    She must be going through a phase. It doesn't faze her to make this error.

    Abbie the Kitty

  66. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:56 pm on July 17th, 2010

    And while we're griping about pet peeves, the word is libRary! Mom gets slightly miffed when people call it a liberry, although if they're actually AT the liberry, she can't get too upset with them (unless it's a co-worker, which causes her to roll her eyes). But people who call it a liberry without ever stepping foot in one just make her want to stomp her foot. Or better still, lead them to the library!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    3:05 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Heh!…Wouldn’t it be funny if someone named their pet “Peeve”?… snort!… ”This is my pet Peeve, he likes to fetch and bring my slippers.”… snicker!

  68. Riö - The Evil
    3:13 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Wookie!… The secret decoder transmitter device didn’t seem to work that last time I used it…snort!…But I will try again tonight….grunt!… If you do not get my secret message in the next half hour (from the timestamp) please let me know!… wheeze!…Damned technology never works when you really need it to…crap!

  69. B. Stover
    3:16 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Maybe I could sew the stickers on…???

  70. abbietheKitty
    3:28 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Hmmm B, are they paper stickers?

  71. abbietheKitty
    3:31 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Because if they are paper wouldn't the needle cut holes in them that would make them tear easier?

    There are fusible fabrics that you might be able to use to glue them on more permanently.

    You should be able to find it at a good quilt store. Don't try the one Rio went to though. 😀

  72. Riö - The Evil
    3:33 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Stover!… You have watched baseball this past week and now you are talking about sewing something on? …. wow!… This blog is expanding your universe! …. grunt!

  73. abbietheKitty
    3:39 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Off to watch the Tour de France. BBL

    >^..^<

  74. B. Stover
    3:58 pm on July 17th, 2010

    The stickers are not paper. They're harder than paper and very shiny. But I could not sew them on because they have small parts. I'll think of something else.

    I like having my universe expanded.

  75. B. Stover
    4:56 pm on July 17th, 2010

    When do you want to start reading it?

  76. wookie of chevy chas
    4:57 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Rio. No secret message received. I will try to work out an alternate decoder arrangement and send it to you tomorrow. 00Wookie

  77. Riö - The Evil
    5:11 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Wookie!… Check your “Spam” folder before you do anything drastic!…grunt!

    Stover!…Because this book has been on a seemingly unending journey to our house….snort!…we are now so deep into Down The Rabbit Hole that we have to finish that first….wheeze!… I will definitely let you know when FINALLY we will be able to start our book together…ooooer!…This will be fun!fun!fun!…Blue Kat really liked it and that is the whole reason I thought it would be interesting to read at the same time as someone else… cough!…And who better with than my friend Stover??? …heh! Can’t wait!…We will have to go to that other place to discuss it though…cough!

  78. Riö - The Evil
    5:28 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Crap!….Rockies lost again to the Reds… crap!… And now after chewing on and eating a new type of chew that she brought me today out of pure guilt for being gone so long…heh!… I have really bad gas….sigh… I can’t help it, something is not agreeing with my inside intestinal intestine things… grump!…She is ready to throw me outside but it’s still too hot and now the mosquitoes are out ready to eat me up alive… yeeep! fart!fart!yeep! … “Oh my Gawd!!!” is all she can say right now…heh!…”Oh My Gawd!”… sigh.

  79. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:55 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Hi, everyone, Macy's mom here. Macy is a little under the weather today. In fact the entire pack is very quiet, a lot a lying around in their kennels.

    For more grammar errors than one person can handle, try the facebook page "I judge you when you use poor grammar." Those folks are cranky to the extreme!

    The pack says to say thanks for a most excellent party.

  80. bluecat
    6:04 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Hi, Rio. I heard my name called. I'll lurk at that other place to listen to you and Bee discuss Dixie Heroes. PA works magic with words and ideas, doesn't he? Wishing everyone good health and peace and a pleasant rest of the weekend.

  81. Riö - The Evil
    6:05 pm on July 17th, 2010

    No!…Thanks Min Pin Rin Tin…snort!…No way are we going out on that site for more abuse about our grammar…heh!

  82. Barb & Maggie
    6:21 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Hey, we all need to "conversate" some more about our grammar!

    Rio, you never did tell me if you have read A Perfect Crime. We are half way through, and lovin it.

  83. Riö - The Evil
    6:38 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Blu Kat!… You are always just out of my reach… sniff!sniff!… You are the Moriarty Kat of the Blog!….gruff!…Oh how I want to corner you and ask you questions ….sniff!sniff!…But that will never happen on my terms will it, Blu Kat?….snort!.. You are an entity unto yourself and lurking is your business…hmmm….The question is how to get you to reveal yourself…sneeze!… Oh mystery Kat! You make me suffer with more curiosity than most Pugs cannot endure…faaart! oh, sorry!…snort!…Damn that chewie!

  84. Riö - The Evil
    6:51 pm on July 17th, 2010

    MagPie!… No. We have yet to read (a verb) a Perfect Crime….snort!…But we do have it here with us…grunt!… We waited so very long for the other book to finally arrive that it was put on the back burner so to speak….wheeze!…Please let us know what you think of it without giving away anything crucial to the plot!…cough!faart!..yeep!.. Will this gas never end!??? …phffffffftttt

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on July 17th, 2010

    Gasp!… My friend was ready to write a scathing email to that Amazon Seller but thank goodness she did not!…snort!… The book FINALLY came in the mail today….grunt!… We ordered it on June 8th and it arrived on July 17th… wow! …That has to be a record for really bad book delivery business… cough!

    Mother Bogar wanted to be the one to display the new book…lovely!… Here she is in all her glory… snort!

  86. Bark Off
    7:59 am on July 26th, 2010

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