No Post Today (Revised)

“Somebody better wake Spence up,” says Admin. “He’s got that interview on Suspense Magazine Radio.”

I go into the bedroom. There’s Spence, looking so peaceful. There are lots of ways to do this, but I haven’t done the pulling-off-the-covers thing in some time – way too long, in fact – so that’s what I do.

“Chet! For God’s sake.” His hands make funny little motions trying to get the covers back, but they’re on the floor and out of reach. Some humans like to cling to sleep: Spence is one of them. I’m like that too, but only sometimes.–weekly-edition

Thanks for the working link, B. Stover.


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100 Responses to “No Post Today (Revised)”

  1. Melanie
    4:11 am on October 8th, 2010

    Chet: Link not working, have to cut and paste. . .

    Cool and Excellent though.

  2. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:23 am on October 8th, 2010

    It is early and I am confused. How did Chet wind up at Spence's?

  3. B.Stover
    4:30 am on October 8th, 2010

    Here's the link I found.

    It's not until 9PM so why should Spence get up before he wants to? I'm wondering what your other methods are Chet.

  4. B.Stover
    4:32 am on October 8th, 2010

    Macy: Between cases Chet and Bernie stay with Spence and Admin. Sometimes they also go there to help out with blog cases.

  5. Alice Johnson
    4:42 am on October 8th, 2010

    Good morning Melanie, Macy and BStover,


  6. Melanie
    4:51 am on October 8th, 2010

    Good Morning! Maybe Spence is like my guys and it takes him til 9 pm to wake up.

    Staff: Patient Advocates. Have tried. You get a number to call, and no one answers. Ever. Last night he discovered he couldn't have a string he could reach after they fixed the lights. They put a piece of gauze on the string, and if he's very careful he can turn it on and off. We are wondering just what kind of ward they've put him on at this point.

    Waiting to hear from the Doc that he can get OUT OF THERE.

  7. Chet The Dog
    4:58 am on October 8th, 2010

    "Um," says Admin. "I just noticed it's PM, not AM." "Nice work," says Spence. What are they talking about? Search me. Not really – I'm the one who does the searching, a big part of my job at the Little Detective Agency.

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:03 am on October 8th, 2010

    Radio!… How does this work? Do you have to have a sign on to listen?…snort!…It says 7:00 pm on my site…gruff!

  9. Riö - The Evil
    5:04 am on October 8th, 2010

    Heh!Snort!Heh!…Those guys.

  10. Staff
    5:38 am on October 8th, 2010


    If that is the support you get I agree with you. Get Dan out of there. I wonder what floor they put him on also. Sheesh.

    When I was in the hospital for my transplant they had a Tornado warning at 2 a.m. They had all of us out of our rooms and sitting (or laying in our beds) in the hallway.

    There were nurses and care aids going up and down the hallway at all times and they gave us food or whatever we wanted while we waited for the storm to pass.

    We were out there for a little over an hour.

    I remember one of the nurses stayed right beside a lady who was in her bed in the hall. She obviously had short term memory loss because every two or three minutes she would ask a question and the nurse would tell her there was a tornado watch and she had to stay there until it was over with.

    For over a freaking hour.

    It drove me crazy (I have never admired nurses more) The nurses voice was pleasant and kind the whole way through it.

    They were wonderful the entire time I was there.

    I am so sorry that Dan is ill and sorrier still that he is dealing with such poor care.

  11. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:00 am on October 8th, 2010

    Good morning all! Mom and I are about to go do some yard work. BBL

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  12. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:00 am on October 8th, 2010

    NOT Rio!!!

  13. B.Stover
    6:02 am on October 8th, 2010

    Since revenge is sweet, I think Admin is in big trouble!

  14. B.Stover
    6:05 am on October 8th, 2010

    I like the picture. And I have a pug question. Can a pug wag his tail? Rio said one time that he was trying and it hurt. (I love the curly tail!)

    I'm going to try to figure out the Suspense radio thing.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    6:22 am on October 8th, 2010

    Pumpkin!….Like the pumpkin!…snort!….My tail only moves a little when I am very happy and excited. So essentially, my tail doesn’t move at all … grunt! …Especially since the Rockies aren’t playing anymore…grump!

    Stover!….Please let me know how to work the blogradio thingy-muh-jig….grunt!

  16. Melanie
    6:31 am on October 8th, 2010

    Dan is getting sprung at 2:00 pm today!

    Unfortunately, they can't find him so we can tell him.

  17. B.Stover
    6:36 am on October 8th, 2010

    Rio: You're funny. You have to register for the radio thing. It's free. Then I think in the search area type in Spence's name and you'll get the choice of downloading or playing the program.

    Melanie: Great news but where is Dan?

  18. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:37 am on October 8th, 2010

    Yikes, now they have lost Dan?!

    Belle's tail is about like Rio's, it looks kind of like it is quivering when she wags. Dad gets very excited and says "Shake it baby, shake it" because it is so rare. Apparently pug is a dour breed.

  19. Melanie
    6:38 am on October 8th, 2010

    The front desk thinks he's already gone. His phone is not working. Tried his cell, that's not working.

  20. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:40 am on October 8th, 2010

    Oh, and in case you missed it the Rangers are 2-0 against the jellyfish.

  21. Melanie
    6:42 am on October 8th, 2010

    Okay, he has heard he's leaving. He's happy. We still can't get in touch with him. BUT, he knows he's getting out of there.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    6:45 am on October 8th, 2010

    OMG!…Now they have lost Dan!…snort!….He’s probably sitting with his lab reports in a parallel universe…sneeze!

  23. Sam
    7:01 am on October 8th, 2010

    Good that Dan is escaping that so-called hospital. Since they can't seem to find him, does that mean he's already back in rehab?

    7:06 am on October 8th, 2010

    Thank goodness Dan is almost free. Or at least he will be when you find him! Any idea how long he will be in rehab?

  25. Mollypop
    7:15 am on October 8th, 2010

    Mom thinks the umpires are always on her side so they would then have to be for the Yankees too. However, I'm sure the Yankees won fair and square.

    Here's a picture of Mom's granddaughter playing first base. The runner was called out, but oops, someone's foot is not on the bag.

    [img ] Not On Base.jpg[/img]

  26. dawson
    7:17 am on October 8th, 2010


    Dan has been found. I was afraid he'd decided to leg it on out of there on his own. Probably take them a day or so to realize he was gone. Hope they don't misplace the discharge paper.

  27. dawson
    7:19 am on October 8th, 2010

    Mollypop: Don't show that picture to number 32.

  28. Riö - The Evil
    7:20 am on October 8th, 2010

    Molly!…It looks like her foot is on a rock or something….grunt! …That Ump last night was definitely for the Yankees…grumble! …And the nerve of him tossing out that nice old man who manages the Twins…yeesh!

  29. Staff
    7:52 am on October 8th, 2010

    Yeah! What Rio said!

  30. Staff
    7:55 am on October 8th, 2010


    I am so in love with the 301 you found me last summer. Will you teach me how to go hunting sewing machines with you the next time you are down here? I expect the first lesson will be getting up early.

    Annie and I talked about you at the last TOGA. She is annoyed that you gave me the 301, however I have seen her 301 collection and she has 4 working and several more in the basement just sitting.

    I wish I had a basement. (Instead of a hole in the ground)

  31. Mollie (a black pood
    8:17 am on October 8th, 2010

    Wolfie: Giants won! Did you Dad enjoy the game? My boy sure did. He yelled so much he could hardly talk. He said the fans went crazy. Robin Williams was there. The Blue Angels flew by. He is going to try to go tonight. Hope they win again.

  32. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:53 am on October 8th, 2010

    How big are these Giants? I do not think I like Giants, they sound very scary. At the state fair there is Big Tex, I think he is a giant, and I would not like to meet him in person AT ALL, which is just as well since the fair does not allow our kind. That is really silly, because there are pigs and cows and llamas and camels, just to name a few, so what's the big deal about a well behaved, say, Min-Pin? hmph

  33. Riö - The Evil
    9:06 am on October 8th, 2010

    Belle!…Speaking of Belle…snort!…How come she never posts anymore?….grunt!

    9:43 am on October 8th, 2010

    It's 2:43 on the east coast, so I bet Dan has been sprung!

  35. Melanie
    9:54 am on October 8th, 2010

    We're hoping . . . he's going to call when he's settled.

    I THOUGHT I was going to get something out in the mail today. But my brain died. I kept spelling my name wrong. . .

    So tomorrow!! Things will go out.

  36. Melanie
    9:55 am on October 8th, 2010

    Riö, you have appeared to have lost some weight.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    10:03 am on October 8th, 2010

    Hey!…Melanie will you please tell my friend that!…snort!…She still insists on feeding me far too little…grump! …I’m starving dammit!

    10:16 am on October 8th, 2010

    Like that pumpkin and Rio, the new you is very svelte!

  39. Riö - The Evil
    10:19 am on October 8th, 2010

    Title!…Say, I wonder if we are ever going to hear anything about the Title Contest?….grump!…Why does he delight in teasing us so much? ….snort! …Has everyone come up with a few good ones to submit IF we ever hear anything?….grumble!

    Hour!…Remember what I said about that “One Hour”?….grunt! …Here we are waiting again for news of Astrid….wheeze!

    10:54 am on October 8th, 2010

    Do you think we will be able to submit more than one suggestion, just incase the lame one here ever comes up with something?

  41. Riö - The Evil
    11:14 am on October 8th, 2010

    MagPie!… It is difficult, isn’t it?…snort!…My friend keeps rejecting my ideas…grunt! …Then I have to start all over again…sniff!

  42. B.Stover
    11:20 am on October 8th, 2010

    Rio: Spence delights in teasing us because we're so tease-able. I don't have a good idea for a title.

  43. Riö - The Evil
    11:23 am on October 8th, 2010

    Stover!…What’s this?….grunt!…I thought you said you had an idea a few days ago??….snort! …Course, I thought I had an idea a few days ago too….sniff!sniff!

  44. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:35 am on October 8th, 2010

    Hey there big boy, I heard you were looking for me. Wassup?

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  45. B.Stover
    11:42 am on October 8th, 2010

    Rio: I didn't say it was a good idea. Belle looks just at fierce as you.

  46. Riö - The Evil
    11:45 am on October 8th, 2010

    Belle!…She’s got a long nose and hardly any wrinkles at all!…snort!…Hi Belle!…sniff!sniff!

  47. Riö - The Evil
    11:51 am on October 8th, 2010

    Belle!…I just wandered how you’ve been…snort!…I hear your Rangers are winning so far….grunt!…The Rays will be back with their Stinging Power next game!…heh!

  48. Mollie (a black pood
    12:13 pm on October 8th, 2010

    If anyone watched The Mentalist would they please explain what happened to Christina. Is she dead, alive or what?

  49. dawson
    12:44 pm on October 8th, 2010


    I had a couple ideas for titles of the 4th book, but that was a long time ago. Wonder what they were.

    Mollie aBP: I think Red John has brainwashed or hypnotized Christina into thinking she is dead but she is really alive.

    Staff: You do know I have promised the next 301 I find – to Annie.

  50. Mollie (a black pood
    12:54 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Thanks Dawson, re the Mentalist, I guess that makes sense.

  51. B.Stover
    12:55 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Mollie: I agree with Dawson's interpretation regarding Christina. The series is getting a bit dark.

  52. Riö - The Evil
    1:21 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Stover!…The Radio interview tonight, can it be listened to after the fact?….snort!…We have to go over to dinner at her mother’s house tonight and I’m afraid we might miss it…..dammit!

  53. B.Stover
    1:38 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I think it can be downloaded. Do you have ITunes? There was an icon for that also and the radio station can also be found on Facebook.

  54. Melanie
    2:19 pm on October 8th, 2010


    Thank goodness. . .

    I think we might get sleep tonight.

  55. B.Stover
    2:30 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I'm so glad Melanie.

  56. Mollypop
    2:49 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Hooray for Dan! Get some rest Melanie.

  57. Melanie
    2:55 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Thank you all.

  58. dawson
    2:59 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Whew! Dan is in better hands.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    3:35 pm on October 8th, 2010

    So happy for Dan, good news at last!

  60. Mollypop
    4:06 pm on October 8th, 2010

    The radio program has started. It's just intro stuff – Spence will be on soon.

  61. Melanie
    4:20 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Keep us informed MollyPop; I'm for bed.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    4:32 pm on October 8th, 2010

    We listened to the show. It was great. Nice to hear his real speaking voice. He talked about us bloggers. And he called the quilt a "blessing". Wow. It was really cool!

  63. Barb & Maggie
    4:35 pm on October 8th, 2010

    He said he plans to write more Chet and Bernie books, for sure. The guy asked if he would ever switch and have Bernie be the narrator and he said he would think about it (being polite),but probably not.

  64. B.Stover
    4:38 pm on October 8th, 2010

    He said he has signed contracts for more Chet and Bernie books and he loves to write them.

    At the beginning the announcer said he received a call from Spence at 6AM Pacific time because Spence thought the interview was at 9AM Eastern time rather than 9PM….A simple mistake. A joke right?

  65. Barb & Maggie
    4:41 pm on October 8th, 2010

    So did Admin. REALLY make Spence get up early?

    Wonder if Rio missed it.

  66. B.Stover
    4:44 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Rio: If you missed it, you can listen any time because Blog Radio keeps an archive of past shows.

  67. Riö - The Evil
    4:46 pm on October 8th, 2010

    OMG!… You guys! My friend set up our logon to the blog-radio thing at work. She got home late – we had to dash off to her mothers house for dinner….gasp!…Very good dinner, but the conversation with her mother and her neighbor was terribly boring…grunt!… I begged a lot to annoy them so they wouldn’t mind if we left early!…heh!heh!…She bagged and grabbed a bunch of left-overs and we raced home just in time to finish up our radio Registration and hear the Interview!…Whoooo Weee!…Thank goodness the interviewer was long winded before the actual interview…heh!

    Wow!…How much fun was that hearing the Charming Mr. Abrahams voice tonight?…snort!…At times it even sounded like he was panting, maybe he is part man, part dog….wheeze!…He has a great laugh! When he talked about the Quilt he surprised me by calling it a “Blessing”!…sigh…I was over-whelmed by that, let me tell you all…sniff!

  68. Barb & Maggie
    4:52 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Rio, Barb too, her eyes were getting a little misty when he talked about the quilt being a blessing.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    4:55 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Staff!….Did you catch where he called Staff a Professional Quilter?….snorkel!…Way to impress ‘The Man’ with your skills Staff… grunt!…I could tell Spence wanted to say so much and didn’t have time to get it all out…snuff!…But he did an excellent job I thought and the important things were said!…The Quilt is a Blessing….sigh!…My work here is done. Or is it just beginning??…heh!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:58 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Wow!…Debbie LM and Staff!….gruff!…Without you guys the Quilt would never have been made, and I just Once again want to thank both of you from the very bottom of my heart for all the work you put into it for the rest of us!…wheeze!…It is a Hit!…heh!

  71. A. Catty Librarian
    4:59 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I got in to the interview so I'm going to listen to it now. I just realized that TL Hines, the second interview, used to be on our Library Board of Trustees. But he moved. I haven't read any of his books though.

    We're so glad Dan was found and is in Rehab. Whew! What a journey.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    5:05 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Dan!….I can’t wait to get Dan’s book!…snort!… I have so much respect for that man I can’t even begin to express it right now….grunt!…He’s been through Hell over and over and he still thought of us on that dastardly journey…snuffle!… I love you Dan! I hope you can Rehab yourself into excellent shape and write more books very soon!…gruff!

  73. B.Stover
    5:05 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Also, the young adult book PA just finished is the first of a series. In answer to another question, Spence said that he is a combination of Chet and Bernie.

    It was fun.

  74. B.Stover
    5:07 pm on October 8th, 2010

    And his mother wrote for television.

  75. Riö - The Evil
    5:08 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Whooo!…I’m way to excited!…snort!…I need to go do a few circles in my warm soft bed and lie down for awhile….sniff!…I know my friend will be watching some of the playoff game – between who I could not tell you!…sneeze!… I need a little nap time just for good measure…bbl! …heh!

  76. A. Catty Librarian
    5:09 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Argh. I'm getting some interview from before he wrote TFAT. I need to find today's. Maybe they haven't archived it yet?

  77. B.Stover
    5:23 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Catty Librarian: Go to this site. Tonight's interview is in the first column third down.

  78. Alice Johnson
    5:26 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I have been busy getting ready for an all day quilt class tomorrow. It took me most of the day. I even cleaned all the lint out of my featherweight and my 301. I can't decide which one to take. Maybe I will take them both.

    I am happy to hear Dan was found and moved before he had his

    'friends' in the government come and release him. Heh heh heh. Or a few neuf's. They would do it too.

    How is your headache ACatty?

  79. A. Catty Librarian
    5:28 pm on October 8th, 2010

    A few Neuf's? What do you think they are, cheese dogs heh heh.

    I am fine the headache is not – I killed it!

  80. Alice Johnson
    5:29 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I am listening to the interview, Thanks for the good link B.

  81. A. Catty Librarian
    5:31 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Yay, thanks B. I'm listening now too.

  82. Riö - The Evil
    5:37 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Okay!…. I couldn’t stay in my warm soft bed for long because I had to re-read the notes my friend took during the interview tonight!…snort!… At one point Spence was asked why “it worked” and he started saying something and then said something like this, “ Its like a classical piece of music being played on an unusual instrument”….heh!…That rang true for me!…snort!

    Spencer!…The interviewer wanted to know what he as a person is like, and Spencer said, “I’m a Writer.”….heh!…Loved that one too!

    Alice!…She is such a very busy Kat!…snort!

  83. A. Catty Librarian
    5:56 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Here's a link to the Joyce Carol Oates review of Oblivion in the New Yorker.

  84. A. Catty Librarian
    5:57 pm on October 8th, 2010
  85. Riö - The Evil
    5:57 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Grump!….The Giants are on fire tonight!…snort!…. I bet Wolfie and Mollie are quite happy right now!…snuff!…We here are in the mind-frame of, if we can’t win our division, no one else should either….grunt!…Go Braves! …heh!

  86. A. Catty Librarian
    5:58 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Ha ha! I know how you feel about "if I can't then no one can," Rio.

  87. Alice Johnson
    6:10 pm on October 8th, 2010


    Staff better tell Chet that she is not a professional quilter. Althought she did have one quilt photographed for a book once several years ago. (However those people writing quilt books will beg anyone for a quilt to include in the examples part of the book.)

  88. Riö - The Evil
    6:11 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Ahhhh!…The New Yorker!…snuff!…At least the writer seems to have read his stuff…heh!

    MagPie! …We are at the point in End of Story where she is watching a video of the bank robbery… snort!… All her decisions so far have been good in my opinion except for the date with Danny the Wall-Street guy…Bad idea that….grump!

  89. Alice Johnson
    6:13 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I can't stay up late tonight. I have to get up early tomorrow. I am going to bed now you guys.

    Sleep well.


  90. Riö - The Evil
    6:15 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Alice!…If I were Staff I would relish the compliment and let it be!…snorkel!…To all of us Staff and Debbie LM are the Pros!…snort!

  91. Riö - The Evil
    7:07 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Yawn!…Well we are staying up to watch the Giants vs Braves game tonight!….yea!… The really good news is my friend has renewed her interest in coming up with a winning title for Book 4….heh!…She thinks Spencer would be a very fun person to meet in person and has a big interest in the yet so Questionable Contest…grunt!…Better to think ahead and have something prepared she says…snuffle!…My ideas never see to go over with her…here are a few that I have had so far:

    “Pug Gone Bad!”

    “Sniffing Out A Pug”

    “Puggish Perps Party On”

    “A Pug In a Pickle"

    “Perhaps A Placid Pug?”

    Snort!…And the best so far is :

    “Pug On It”….heh! … Or …

    “Thereby Hangs a Pug”…even better,

    “To Fetch A Pug”

    Snort!…She dismissed all of my ideas so far!…dammit!.

  92. A. Catty Librarian
    7:10 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Thereby Hangs a Pug? That makes you come to a bad end, Rio. How about "Many Rios to Cross?" Um, no, that's too obscure.

  93. Riö - The Evil
    7:14 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Wow!,,, The Braves rally for 3 runs and it is a tied game!…Woooo!!!…heh!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    7:16 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Cattie!…I'm just throwing up ideas…heh!

  95. Riö - The Evil
    7:19 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Cattie!…You could be a Contender!…snort!…As a Librarian you see all kinds of titles that could be ripped off…heh!

  96. A. Catty Librarian
    7:33 pm on October 8th, 2010

    I have some ideas about where to look for inspiration, but no titles thought of yet.

    Yawn. Must Go To Bed.

  97. Riö - The Evil
    7:49 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Snort!…I finally figured out that Rio = River in another language. …heh!…The Rio runs through it…grunt! …That has a nice ring to it!…heh!heh! ,,, This prompted me to pen more titles….heh!…Which of course she does not like at all!…dammit!

    “Pug With A Purpose”

    “Purchasing A Pug”

    “Packing A Pug”

    ”Picking On A Pug”

    “Pug For A Purpose”

    hmmm!….All out of ideas for tonight….heh!…Hi Wookie! Hope you are having a colorful time in Vermont! …snort!

    SiberH!…I miss you so much!…snuffle!…My Baseball pal!

  98. Riö - The Evil
    8:18 pm on October 8th, 2010

    Oh!…For Pete’s Sake we are logging off this here blog….snort! …We thought the baseball crowd would be here for some stupid reason….grunt!…Never Mind. I have a feeling “Those” guys read about it in the paper the next morning and then post about it later…heh!…Instead of experiencing it first hand. Whatever! …

    Crap!…Too damn bad it will not be the Red Sox and the Rockies this year…sniffle!…Hoping for Next Year!!!

    Yea!…The Braves are ahead by 5 – 4….HEH!…Now we have to stay up for this!…snorkel!

  99. Riö - The Evil
    8:30 pm on October 8th, 2010

    YES!…The Braves win over the Giants 5 – 4 …heh!snort!heh!….My friend is already in bed sound asleep, so no chance of me getting on the Big Bed tonight….grunt!… I will go to my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys just where I left them…sigh!…and snuggle up there for a good nights sleep where snoring is allowed!…sniff!

  100. Staff
    3:35 am on October 9th, 2010


    I vote for Pug in a Pickle and agree with the Catty one that Thereby Hangs a Pug is bad way to end up.

    I am off to my quilting day but had to post so I would be NUMBER 100.

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