No Post Today

“Anybody seen my shirt with the red checks?” Admin says.

“For God’s sake,” says Spence.

“I want to wear it for the signing,” says Admin. “What happened to it?”

I open my eyes. Do I have vague memories about that?

“Why don’t you wear that T-shirt Lily brought back for you from the running of the bulls?” Spence says. “It’s red.”

“But it has a bull on the front.”


Today 10-noon, Spencer Quinn at Brewster Books, 2648 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631.

Spence: As for the 400 signed copies, Nick and the Atria people are still working on this. Was Admin, let’s say premature, to mention this whole thing before the details were set?



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136 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    3:34 am on July 30th, 2010

    Thank you, Spence, for checking into the signed book situation for us, and good luck at the signing. Wish we could be there.

  2. B. Stover
    3:48 am on July 30th, 2010

    Have a good signing session. (And it wasn't Admin who mentioned the 400 pre-signed copies.)

  3. dawson
    3:50 am on July 30th, 2010

    Chet. Good dog. You got rid of that horrid red-checked shirt.

  4. FattyKitty
    4:08 am on July 30th, 2010

    I haven't seen a red shirt.

  5. FattyKitty
    4:12 am on July 30th, 2010

    [img ] 08 MN 4425 fatty kitty pj nap window.JPG[/img]

  6. B. Stover
    4:20 am on July 30th, 2010

    Is that Fattykitty on a red shirt? How cuddly she looks. (Admin needs wardrobe advise….not that he'd listen.)

    Rio: I didn't realize the discussion of Dixie had begun. (I'm usually notified by email but was not this time.) I just posted a comment.

  7. dawson
    4:31 am on July 30th, 2010

    FattyKitty: Admin always wears a red-checked shirt (if he can find it) to these book signings. You look very comfortable. I'd like to be napping but must go to the salt mines.

  8. Mollypop
    4:47 am on July 30th, 2010

    B. – I think you weren't notified by Facebook about this new discussion because you hadn't entered it yet.

  9. Melanie
    5:01 am on July 30th, 2010

    Dear Admin: It's a bit warm for red checks. Try a white muscle shirt. Then lots of people will buy lots of books to watch you flex your arm as you write your name.

    Dear FattyKitty: You don't look fat, you look fluffy, but you do a great job of covering that shirt.

    Dear Chet: Hope you buried it somewhere deep.

    Dear Spence: A bull on the front. (snicker) So many meanings, so little time.

  10. FattyKitty
    5:03 am on July 30th, 2010

    I am actually a HE. But still cuddly, if so inclined.

  11. Riö - The Evil
    5:14 am on July 30th, 2010

    Bull Shirt!… Oh my. …heh!…This is going to be a good day. ..snicker!… I’ll be back later to harass… I mean comment on the Running of the Bulls tee-shirt….heh!

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:20 am on July 30th, 2010

    Books!… I bet it was Spencer who mentioned the signed copies, wasn’t it?…snort!… Now he is trying to blame Admin for his faux paw…. Snicker!… Typical pointy headed behavior. …grunt!

  13. B. Stover
    5:39 am on July 30th, 2010

    You guys are making me laugh!

  14. Sam
    5:43 am on July 30th, 2010

    Spence should have known what would happen when he told us about the pre-signed copies. Duh! Now it has a life of it's own.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    5:46 am on July 30th, 2010

    Kids!… I believe he has mentioned all of his kids in a post now… heh!… Oh! That reminds me, I need to go read Rosie’s blog….snort!

  16. Sam
    5:46 am on July 30th, 2010

    I didn't write "its" with the apostrophe. Honest. I'm typing on an iPad and it did it by iitself. Honest.

    5:56 am on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie, Barb used to have a fridg. magnet that was a sheep and on it was written: Ewes not fat, ewes fluffy.

  18. Mollie (a black pood
    5:57 am on July 30th, 2010

    Staff & Debbie: I would be very happy to send any amount of money decided to you. I could never ever ever do a square myself. Thank you both so much. Staff: So glad you are getting an ARC.

    6:08 am on July 30th, 2010

    Again, we agree with Mollie on the $$, and Barb is still sending heirloom tomato seeds to Staff this fall (and anyone else that asks). We have never done seed saving before but would love to share.

  20. Melanie
    6:15 am on July 30th, 2010

    Riö, you are getting more computer savvy than me. Horrors! I am still looking for Rosie's blog. I am get the individual articles, but I seem to be having a "brain cloud" to most everything. Anyway you can help me out?

    "Brain Cloud" diagnosis from Joe vs the Volcano. Doesn't it fit so many things?

  21. Melanie
    6:17 am on July 30th, 2010

    Barb, would love some seeds. Our Ben Franklin's are looking good. Too bad there are no flowers on them.

    $$ just let me know how much and to whom?

    (ya love that? to whom. I am so awesome.)

  22. Riö - The Evil
    6:21 am on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie!… Help on the way….snort!… Here is what I do to find Rosie:

    1.Go to
    2.Scroll down till you see “Runnin Scared”.

    3.Click on the words “Runnin Scared”.

    4.Wait forever.

    5.Finally all the blog stories will appear.

    6.Scroll down till you see Rosie Gray’s article. Her name is at the top of the post.

    7.If you keep scrolling down you will see other posts from earlier days.

    Hope this helps!…grunt!

  23. Riö - The Evil
    6:24 am on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie!….Be sure to read her story called, “A Review of My Date with Brian of”… ha!

  24. B. Stover
    6:33 am on July 30th, 2010

    I am very proud of Sam for recognizing that the apostrophe should not have been included, and of Melanie for knowing when to use "whom."

    Mollypop: That is probably the reason since FB wouldn't know to contact me.

    FattyKitty: Sorry: You/he look/s very cuddly.

    Who is Lily?

    6:39 am on July 30th, 2010

    Lily and Rosie are PA's daughters.

    Melanie, will put you on the "Tomato List" (have 7 varieties of heirlooms)

    Rio, Read the article about Rosie's date, and it was really entertaining.

  26. Riö - The Evil
    7:05 am on July 30th, 2010

    Bulls Eye!… If Admin wore the shirt with the bull on it… snort!….it might temp people to throw stuff at him. … grunt!… I guess we will find out tomorrow during the re-cap. He should be finishing up some of his stories or signing the last of the books right now… heh!

  27. Melanie
    7:13 am on July 30th, 2010

    I really like her style. Loved the Dating one. I would suggest YSAS, but he is already taken. His SO can't get over the list. YSAS says write a list and I'll get it done and he does. He has stopped riding his white horse ALL the time.

    He was working in a theater for extra money for school and passed a young man abusing his girlfriend near the door. Instead of getting physically involved he went in, called 911 and taped the abuse.

    The police show up, the guy denies it and the cop just shows him the camera and says you were taped. Awesome learning for an ADHD guy.

    When he was mugged with a gun, he actually thought, "Maybe I can grab the gun." Then he thought again and just held his hands up and said, "I'm an acting student. You can have my wallet. I've got $5 in there." The guy just swore and left.

    Rosie's blog about the maternity clothes was well thought out. I would like to know why they can't have good looking clothes for women who are pregnant and them ship the retroactively to 32 years ago when I needed them.

    7:27 am on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie, Ditto from Barb on the preggy clothes. Whe she had her kids everyone tried to hide the baby bump. Now they have cuter clothes, and all the mommies-in-waiting show off their bumps, even wearing bikinis.

  29. Riö - The Evil
    7:35 am on July 30th, 2010

    Clarkson!… is my hero!…snort! …. I wish he would adopt me…sniffle..

  30. Riö - The Evil
    7:46 am on July 30th, 2010

    Yuck!… You guys should check out the story about bed bugs taking over NYC … snort!…It’s one of the posts in the Village Voice …grunt!

    7:55 am on July 30th, 2010

    Bed bugs are supposed to be the hardest pest to get rid of. Some companies use Beagles to sniff them out. At least Wolfie's boys didn't come home with bed bugs!

  32. Riö - The Evil
    7:59 am on July 30th, 2010

    Bugs!… In the story they said that a bed bug can survive up to 8 months after having a blood meal…grunt!…And by the way, blood is the only thing they eat… gag!

    8:14 am on July 30th, 2010

    Rio, Maybe you could get a day job helping the Beagles find the bed bugs. That way you wouldn't be bored while your friend is at the busy season place.

  34. Melanie
    8:15 am on July 30th, 2010

    YSAS had bed bugs in his last apartment. The bugs had infested one of the trains. Everyone in that train brought back bed bugs to their apartments.


    He had to throw out a lot of stuff. So he and his roommate of the time, put the stuff on the curbside and a sign that said "BED BUGS."

    No one touch it except the trash people.

  35. Riö - The Evil
    8:23 am on July 30th, 2010

    Crawlie!… Oh now my hide is crawling… snort!… I better go check my warm soft bed and make sure it’s all clear of bed bugs… grunt!… How big are they anyway? Does anyone know?…. sniff!

  36. B. Stover
    8:25 am on July 30th, 2010

    Rio: Who is Clarkson?

    In 19th-Century England pregnancy was a condition to be concealed. In the first half of the century pregnant women still wore corsets. They were able to have expandable lacings and the steel stays were replaced by whalebone. When the condition could no longer be concealed, the pregnant woman was "in confinement" and retired from public life.

  37. B. Stover
    8:31 am on July 30th, 2010

    Here's a site on bedbugs. It includes a picture. They're small.

    9:07 am on July 30th, 2010

    They showed them on NBC News last night. Bee is right – they are little, maybe a little bigger than fleas.

  39. Riö - The Evil
    9:21 am on July 30th, 2010

    Stover!…Clarkson McKey Carpenter!…snort!… How quickly you forget our young struggling actor friend!…grunt!

  40. Melanie
    9:23 am on July 30th, 2010

    B. Stover: Clarkson is YSAS's first name.

  41. Riö - The Evil
    9:46 am on July 30th, 2010

    Question!…. What does ‘FOLMAO’ stand for in short-cut language?? (like LOL)… snort!

  42. Melanie
    9:48 am on July 30th, 2010

    Well not sure about the FO but LMAO is Laughing My A** Off.

  43. Melanie
    9:50 am on July 30th, 2010

    Ah, I googled it.

    Falling Over Laughing My A** Off.

    I'm more familiar with


    which is Rolling On Floor Laughing . . .

  44. Riö - The Evil
    9:52 am on July 30th, 2010

    Okay!…. Thanks Melanie!…snort!… It must mean “Falling Over laughing my ass off”…heh!… I just got an response back from an email I sent a friend regarding something a tad funny… snicker!

  45. B. Stover
    10:11 am on July 30th, 2010

    Sorry….I always forget names. The article indicates that adult male bedbugs are 4 to 5 mm in length.

  46. Wölfie Wigglebu
    10:26 am on July 30th, 2010

    Ah. In regards to the 400 signed books, it appears that there may be hope for us after all.

    Lexi – how come you never post any more? Don't you love us still???

  47. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:27 am on July 30th, 2010

    Bedbugs*shiver* as if fleas and ticks were not reason enough to worry.

    Mr. Husky, congrats on your Rockies breaking their losing streak. Our Rangers had a one game losing streak, but that is over now.

    What would you doooo, for a signed copy? *klondike bars*

    *burp* Oh, was that me? excuse me.

  48. B. Stover
    10:39 am on July 30th, 2010

    Wolfie: Why do you think that there's hope for a signed TFAT?

  49. Riö - The Evil
    10:50 am on July 30th, 2010

    Rosie!… She just put up another story out there on the Village Voice…heh! … She must do all the animal stories… grunt!…Like father, like daughter again…wheeze!

    11:03 am on July 30th, 2010

    Rio, Did you not like my suggestion about a new job for you or did you just not read it?

    Barb is sending a couple of photos of some really big bed bugs. This one is called "A Pile of Cousins and Newfies", from the family reunion.

    11:04 am on July 30th, 2010

    Oops, hit submit b-4 attaching the photo!

    [img ] of Cousins & Newfies (Small).jpg[/img]

    11:05 am on July 30th, 2010

    Here is Gus-Gus and Lily.

    [img ] & Lily (Small).jpg[/img]

  53. Siberian Husky
    11:07 am on July 30th, 2010

    Thank you Miss Macy…I am rooting for the Texas Rangers in the American league and they are sure having a winning season. By the way, I like the photo of you in the snow for the quilt block.

    I'm with Wolfie…there may be a wee bit of hope about the signed copies.

    Bedbugs are suppose to be epidemic in the U.S.A. No motels for mom and I, we'll sleep in our tent if we have to be away from home. After reading Melanie's post, no trains either. If bedbugs could infect a train, I bet they could do the same to an airplane. Double YUCK! I wonder if bedbugs bite dogs as well as humans.

  54. Melanie
    11:19 am on July 30th, 2010

    Barb and MagPie, Those are some handsome, very large, bed bugs!

    Love their names: Gus-Gus and Lily.

    Oh, yeah, and the small two legged ones are also cute.

  55. Siberian Husky
    11:22 am on July 30th, 2010

    I have seen far worse things on t-shirts than bulls.

    Gus Gus is a very handsome Newf! Gus Gus is also a very BIG dude.

  56. Mollypop
    11:22 am on July 30th, 2010

    Lilly is the adorable little girl. I remember her from the Peaches the Chicken picture.

  57. Riö - The Evil
    11:31 am on July 30th, 2010

    MagPie!…Sorry, I was taking a nap in my bed-bug-free bed… snort!… No, I don’t believe I want a job of any kind, thank you very much…wheeze!

    11:32 am on July 30th, 2010

    Good memory, Mollypop. Yes, she is adorable and is our girl who likes to stay out at the farm. She is 8, Baye in the middle is 11, and Ben on the left is 4. Grown-up cousin is Scott. He's a Black Lab guy.

    Gus is about 15 or 16 months old, so he probably has a little more growing to do.

  59. Melanie
    11:37 am on July 30th, 2010
    11:40 am on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie, What a hoot!

    Rio, We on the blog are going to vote on this new job for you and majority wins! Snicker, gasp, wheeze and all that.

  61. Mollypop
    11:41 am on July 30th, 2010

    Good one Melanie!!!

  62. Riö - The Evil
    11:42 am on July 30th, 2010

    Wow!… Hey! I’m going to make a quilt square out of your photo Melanie!… snort!snort!…Thank you! Thank you!

  63. Melanie
    11:42 am on July 30th, 2010

    Barb & MagPie,

    I VOTE YES! And that's 24 of us here.

    I showed Zoë Gus-Gus and Lily. She says the bed is bigger than hers and wants to know where they got it.

  64. Siberian Husky
    11:42 am on July 30th, 2010

    OMG I'm laughing, I'm laughing…I'm cracking up, in fact.

  65. Sam
    11:43 am on July 30th, 2010

    MagPie! Gug-Gus has more growing to do? He's huge already!

  66. Siberian Husky
    11:43 am on July 30th, 2010

    That is so cute!! I'm voting yes!

    11:47 am on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie, Thanks for your vote and we are FOFLMAO. Barb says the bed is king size, but not sure where they got it.

    Rio, Do you see how the voters are gathering?

  68. B. Stover
    12:02 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie that's wonderful! Looks like you have a job to do Rio.

    I still don't understand why anyone things there is hope regarding the signed copies. SH??

  69. Siberian Husky
    12:11 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Stover, because Spence says they are still working on it. I read that to say that no decisions about the books have been set in stone yet. It is a tiny bit of hope I have.

  70. Siberian Husky
    12:14 pm on July 30th, 2010

    I mean, how can they live with themselves if they leave the blog team out in the cold when it comes to the 400 signed copies.

    12:20 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Ditto that Siber H. We of the blog are his most ardent fans! And we would just make a tiny tiny dent in the 400 copies. Or maybe SQ and Chet could sign a few more and make them available for our purchase. Hey, we don't give up easily.

  72. Siberian Husky
    12:22 pm on July 30th, 2010

    How can they sleep at night? okay, mom just told me to STOP IT.

  73. Sam
    12:31 pm on July 30th, 2010

    SiberH, I'll take over so you don't get in trouble with Mom.

    How can they look at themselves in the mirror?

  74. Sam
    12:33 pm on July 30th, 2010

    We'd have a lot more help in this if a certain chubby Pug wasn't already getting his copy.

    12:47 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Sam, You are 100% right on. Rio can be very persuasive, and well, puggish, when he wants to be. But what does he care about us. He has his copy, so does he have compassion for our misfortune? No!

  76. staff
    12:48 pm on July 30th, 2010

    This is what my independent bookstore replied when I queried them about TFAT

    "Hi Nancy,

    We'd love to be able to get signed copies of To Fetch a Thief, but they have not been offered to us. We don't expect to be able to get signed copies, but there's always a chance that the author will be passing through town and will drop by to sign stock, but we have no reason to expect that to happen."


    so Chet, Here is an address for you to offer some signed books. Please do so….please please please…

    Uncle Hugo's/Uncle Edgar's Bookstore

    2864 Chicago Avenue South,

    Minneapolis MN 55407


    Fax: 612-827-6394


    I think all you really have to do to make us happy is to set up a bookstore that you know and trust that will be willing to take email orders and ship out signed copies. I vote for an indie, but hey, whatever it takes.


    12:49 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Come on Rio, exert some pressure on Admim. Show us some empathy, will ya.

  78. Siberian Husky
    12:49 pm on July 30th, 2010

    That thought has crossed my mind, also, Sam.

    12:50 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Staff's idea works for me too.

    12:55 pm on July 30th, 2010

    We were thinking – What a wonderful dilemma for SQ and Admin. In this economy, and with the big bookstores offering deep discounts for books, we are clammering and standing in line to buy his new book, and we aren't even asking the price!

  81. dawson
    1:15 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Bedbugs! On my recent trip to the beach we were researching hotels and some of the reviews mentioned bedbugs. Was telling a relative and she said lavender deters them and gave me some sprigs which I put under the pillow just in case. There were little lavender pieces all over the bed in the morning. I don't think the hotel had bedbugs anyway but…

    It's very hot the last few days. The rainbarrels are getting empty.

    Melanie: That's a great photo of Rio in N.Y. I vote Yes.

    Staff: I was afraid you'd over done yourself yesterday, so good to hear from you.

  82. Siberian Husky
    1:17 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Good point, Barb I can only speak for myself, but I wouldn't gripe if they even made a profit on s&h and charged me full price for the book. I never pay full price for a book.

    Staff has a very good idea.

  83. Riö - The Evil
    1:21 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Hey!….I’d like to help you guys out but I am busy working on the NYC Bed Bug Case!….snort!… No time to barter for signed copies of a book already promised to me… heh!

  84. Alice Johnson
    1:34 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Hi there Dawson,

    I notice that Fatty Kitty has a red shirt. I wonder if he knows Chet the Jet?

    Heh heh heh

    Spence will never find that shirt because I recognize the shelf, and even if he could find the house, ah hem, how do I put this?

    there is too much stuff in that house to find one shirt, red though it may be.

    Heh heh

    Staff had to take a nap after her visit to the blood suckers this a.m. Mr. Staff tells her she wiggles all over while in that recliner, but she didn't believe him until today. She woke up suddenly with me standing on her chest with my nose in her face and we both jumped. I think I did a 360 half gainer with a twist and came down on her feet. We were both quite surprised.

    Alice Johnson

  85. B. Stover
    1:38 pm on July 30th, 2010

    You should be ashamed of yourself Rio.

  86. Alice Johnson
    2:05 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Bad Rio….Heh. But we all love the way you are.

  87. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:15 pm on July 30th, 2010

    OK, I know I'm coming into the discussion late, but I vote yes, too!

    So Rio, how're you gonna feel when Book 4 comes out and you're not the one with the signed copy, and you're begging us for help to get your copy, but we all turn our noses up and say we're too busy to help you? Just remember, what goes around, comes around!

  88. AbbietheKitty
    3:00 pm on July 30th, 2010

    children, children,

    No fighting now.

    Remember you will get it if you wait patiently. Teehee Easy for me to say. I am sure Spence and Admin will do all they can for us. So we should give them a little time to do it in. After all the pub. date is September 28th. Right? So relax already.

    You know, once you read it you won't have it to look forward to. I almost think I will save mine and read it when it officially comes out. What do you think Wookie? Don't you wish you still had it to read?

    Yeah RIGHT!!!

  89. Mollypop
    3:06 pm on July 30th, 2010

    A-Kat – Give me a break already! Pugs and Kats are awfully smug today.

  90. Barb & Maggie
    3:24 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Ok, OK, we will back off a little, but just a little. We are trying to be patient.

  91. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:40 pm on July 30th, 2010

    "Was Admin, shall we say premature, to mention this whole thing before details were set?"

    It does indeed sound to me as if Spence may reconsider the signed book thing!!

    I have a dream, a wonderful dream……

  92. Riö - The Evil
    3:41 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Guy!… I don’t know what you think I can do for you….snort!…After all the grief I give Spencer and Admin day in and day out you really think they would be sympathetic to me pleading for anything?…. grunt!… I think not. You will either have to win one from a quiz or pack your bags and head to one of his appearances….wheeze!

  93. Riö - The Evil
    3:48 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Idea!… Here’s an idea. But it puts all the work on one already over-worked person…sniff!…. Melanie lives in the same state as Admin and Spencer… snort!….Mail her the money for a book, S & H and gas. She can go to one of Admin’s appearances, buy as many books as she gets money for….grunt!… Then stand in line to get them autographed by the man him self!… wheeze!… Then she could package and mail them all out to your awaiting paws….cough!… What more fun could someone ask for?… snicker!

  94. Melanie
    3:50 pm on July 30th, 2010

    I hope Admin's signing went well. Lot's of people, lot's of books.

    Can't wait to hear what the wardrobe was.

    I'm zonked out. Have a good time tonight.

  95. Siberian Husky
    3:50 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Packing our bags, taking a flight, staying in a motel…BEDBUGS!

  96. Barb & Maggie
    3:52 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Hey, Melanie, what do you think of Rio's latest plot? You don't have anything to do after the puppies leave, right? Maybe this could be the next mission.

  97. B. Stover
    3:58 pm on July 30th, 2010

    SH: Are you really going on a trip?

  98. Riö - The Evil
    4:13 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Stover!… I think the thought of Bed Bugs will keep our SiberH at home… snort!

  99. Melanie
    4:15 pm on July 30th, 2010

    That's really weird. I'm checking one more time and just above my last post Riö's is suddenly there. I tell you time is weird on Chet's blog.

    Hmm. . So let me think, I went to PA's site and on to Appearances, I found I could make the Brattleboro Book Festival in VT except for one thing . . .

    They're all from 2009!

    So I have no idea when and where. I thought there was an updated one. Somewhere.

    Now you must know that WESTERN MA is not the same thing as EASTERN MA. In fact, we had a Governor who didn't know there was anything "West of Worster" (said in a Boston accent). So a three or four hour trip is sort of OUT OF THE QUESTION!

    Hopefully Admin will be coming out west again. I almost went to see him last year, but I was going through a bunch of surgeries and they wouldn't let me out of the hospital. No sense of humor those hospital folks.

    Speaking of which . . In a rehab hospital, you shouldn't say "Well, I guess he just decided to run away." They get really upset there.

    Really going to bed now, Melanie of the strange sense of humor!

  100. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:18 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie, how much do the big doggie weigh? I had no idea they get so big, since I have only seen the puppies (cuter than a bedbug, any day)

    Mr. Husky, I say we begin lobbying Spence for a Southern tour. He needs to spead the love around a little, don't you think? Oh, and are you going away? Are you taking your laptop? Mom and Pops are going on Vacation and leaving the laptop behind. I sure hope they remember to leave it on for me.

  101. B. Stover
    4:20 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Melanie: You do not have to get books for us. We will manage.

  102. Siberian Husky
    4:23 pm on July 30th, 2010

    No, Stover, I was just replying to Rio's suggestion that we go to the bookstore signing in person so we could get a signed copy. Driving and sleeping in a tent in order to avoid bedbugs would be a far safer way to get to one of those appearances.

    Now, Rio has come up with another sugguestion…Melanie won't read about this one until tomorrow. That's probably for the best.

  103. Riö - The Evil
    4:24 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Okay!…So now it is on Spencer and Admin to plan to visit a library or bookstore closer to Melanie… grunt!… This is what you guys need to be begging for now…. wheeze!

  104. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:25 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Hey, I vote yes too, and I'm not even what I am voting for, but if it involves Rio and bedbugs, it's a definite yes. I am very sure that we will find a way to get the autographed copies of TFAT one way or another. When we put our collective minds together, nothing is impossible. Wookie

  105. Siberian Husky
    4:36 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Whoops…Melanie found Rio's suggestion.

    Yes, Miss Macy, I think we should lobby for a trip by Spence and Chet to the Wild Wild West. Spence needs to visit the area where Chet lives from time to time, I should think, and Texas and New Mexico would be on his way. Then, he could go to Denver. I would even volunterr to do his trip planning for him in exchange for nothing more of a signed copy of the book.

    Macy, I hope your folks leave the laptop turned on for you while they are away so you can stay in touch with us. Folks have a nasty habit of turning off the computers when they leave for awhile.

  106. Riö - The Evil
    4:36 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Wookie!…Check out my new business card up above!… snort!… I’m going to try and make a quilt square out of it… heh!…Damn, I will have to get someone to buy another package of that expensive Fabric Photo stuff!… grunt!

  107. Barb & Maggie
    4:43 pm on July 30th, 2010

    The original vote was to be to make Rio get a job on the bed bug search team. But I think later dawgs and humans might have been voting to have Rio lobby for us for the signed books. Not sure any more. Either or is ok. MagPie

  108. Siberian Husky
    4:44 pm on July 30th, 2010

    I'm still plannning Spence's trip for him, free of charge, mind you…After Denver, he could go to CA because that is where Kirby and Wolfie live. There, I think I covered all of us in the West.

  109. Riö - The Evil
    4:48 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Idea!… I have another idea!….snort!snort!… Spencer could sign as many copies needed to cover everyone on the blog who wants to buy a signed copy….grunt!… His agent or publicist or whoever does these things for him could make the arrangements to have these books sent to a bookstore near Melanie (or even Wookie for that matter)… sneeze! … Then all that would need to happen is someone goes pays for the books and then mails them out to respective paws….cough!…The money would of course have to be sent to whoever will be buying all the books…heh!

  110. staff
    4:57 pm on July 30th, 2010


    I have some of the paper left if you want me to make that block for you. Do you want me to? I don't know what else you want on it except borders….do you have a special fabric for your borders?

    I am sort of feeling guilty tonight as I didn't do the borders yet on bluecat or Mags.

    I have been lazy today. But tomorrow I will quilt. I think I will even go into the quilt store and look for some cute black and white paw fabric for the doggie block.

    I have plenty of cat fabric.

    I also need some purple eyes for Dawson.

    But tomorrow will have to do.

    One more night of good sleep and breakfast in the morning. I hate the not eating until the blood-work is done. I get really bitchy. Mr. Staff had to be very good today or his nose was snapped right off his face. Or, worse yet, I would cry. He is such a pushover.

    Heh heh heh.

  111. B. Stover
    5:03 pm on July 30th, 2010

    I hope you start feeling better Staff.

  112. Siberian Husky
    5:07 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Staff, if you are feeling lazy, I think you should be lazy. Learn from us dogs and cats how to do that.

  113. Siberian Husky
    5:47 pm on July 30th, 2010

    5-0 now…I won't make it to the end of the game, but I do believe the Rockies will win. That's a cute photo, Rio, but it is putting my mom to sleep. You look so relaxed there.

  114. Riö - The Evil
    5:53 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Amazing!… On the long road trip the Rockies just came off of….snort!… I saw so many empty stands. No fans….grumble!…The Rockies fans are always there. The place is always packed no matter what! ….gruff!…There is a lot of love for our guys here and it is very special… grunt!

    Funny!… Just before commercial break they caught our pitcher picking his nose…heh!heh!… OH! How funny was that?… snort!… It is 5 – 0 Rockies are up!… heh! … Someone here is hoping she can heckle a co-worker who is a Cubbies fan…sniff!… He is even at the game tonight and tomorrow night…heh! …Too bad ROSIE! (that’s his nickname – Rosie) .. Not that he will ever read this…heh! … She doesn’t think he reads books per say.

  115. Riö - The Evil
    6:33 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Weird!…There has been a lot of talk about “Rosie” who is the Charming Mr. Abrahams daughter but more importantly a very entertaining writer in her own right!….snort!… And my friends co-worker whose nick name is Rosie (even though he is a guy)…heh!… He is a good guy too, a bit misguided in his baseball preferences, but a good guy….snort!… He is the one who lets my friend use his username and password on the MLB for afternoon or morning games! … Wooo!… The name Rosie is high on our Best People Ever List right now!…heh!

  116. Siberian Husky
    6:37 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Goodnight Friends!! We are giving up on trying to stay awake..sleep well, and don't let the bedbugs bite. hmm How old is that expression and where in the world did it come from?

  117. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Woooo!…. Rockies 7 – 2 !….snort!…We all get free Tacos from Taco Bell tomorrow!…heh! ….Tulo is Back Big time!… Woooooo!…

    OMG!… Hawpe just hit a Homerun!…Woooooo! … Lou is making some changes for the Cubbies pitching…heh!heh!

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  118. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:45 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Rio did you see the picture of my sis Belle yesterday? She says you are her kind of guy.

    Macy out.

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  119. Riö - The Evil
    6:50 pm on July 30th, 2010

    OMG!…. Stewart just hit a home run for 2! It is 12 – 2 right now!.. Holy Cow!… Rocky Mountain High!…heh! (sorry Rosie!….snicker!)… Now Barmes is scoring, 13 – 2 wow!

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  120. Riö - The Evil
    6:53 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Holy Crap!…2 run homerun Dexter Fowler!…(we love Dexter!)….snort!snort! … sob!…this is too good to be true for gosh sakes!…sniff! 15 – 2 just like that!

  121. Riö - The Evil
    6:56 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Min Pin!… I did check out Belle but good…heh!…She is one cute little hunk of Pug and something else… snort!…Just my size, but I do have my heart attached to Bess right now…sniffle!… I’m no two-timer, at least not yet….cough!

  122. Riö - The Evil
    7:08 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Cubs!… Lou Piniella is beside himself right now!…HEH!…It is 17 to 2 all of a sudden….snort!….The Rockies have finally woken up from their deep dark sleep and are BACK BIG TIME!… Wooooo Wheeee!

  123. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:15 pm on July 30th, 2010

    She says that she is part Chihuahua if you can believe it, which makes her a Chug. She says that's ok if you are spoken for, she will just admire you from afar. Oh there's a far? Did someone call

    Dad's far department to come put it out?

  124. Riö - The Evil
    7:31 pm on July 30th, 2010

    TWELVE!.. Freakin’ runs in the 8th inning tonight!… Whoooo!…Thank goodness we stayed up for it all!.. Wow!…This game was so exciting! Oh my gosh!…The Cubs were totally demolished!…heh!… Losing Streak Officially OVER!… WOOOOOO!

    Min Pin!…Keep me posted on Belle's activities…heh!

  125. Riö - The Evil
    7:50 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Goodnight All!…snort!… And remember I am on the job looking for BedBugs 24 – 7 or maybe more like 2-4..heh!…Anyway I am there for you if you have those nasty bed bugs….snort!… Sleep tight bed-bug free!

    A special plea:

    Admin!… Please do give some serious thought and consideration to your most ardent fans here on the blog…snort!…They all will treasure a signed copy of your book… sniff!…As I will when I get mine…snort!… They all deserve one too, in my humble opinion…sniffle!… They are here for you each and every day to entertain you and be close to your writing… wheeze!… There must be some way to reward them with a signed copy. They are not asking for a FREEBIE. They will pay for it in American dollars…heh!

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Staff!…That would be wonderful of you!… sniff!… I would really love for you to make a quilt square out of my new business card! … wheeze!… Thank you so much you dear sweet thing….sniffle! … Now I won’t have to beg someone to go spend even more money on this quilt project. You have saved my butt big time Staff! Thanks ever so much!…PUG-KISS!…smooch!

  127. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on July 30th, 2010

    Staff!…. Tonight I am very tired also. I am just trying to stay up for the first game against the Cubbies… heh! … Both of us may not make it till the end, but we will try hard cuz the Rockies are winning 4 – 0 right now!….woooo!

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