No Post Today (Again!)

Spence will be signing C&B at the Simon and Schuster booth at the convention center from 9-10; and then WOOF at the Scholastic booth from 2-3. After that: a panel! This is all at the Texas Library Conference in Austin.


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63 Responses to “No Post Today (Again!)”

  1. B.Stover
    9:17 am on April 16th, 2015

    Spence: It sounds as though you are very busy…and having fun I hope!

    MPM: Very well stated. Brava!

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:27 am on April 16th, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! Have a terribly terrific Thursday.

  3. O'Howlers
    9:28 am on April 16th, 2015

    Good morning.
    ML, Yes to your question from last night. Zeus thought someing in the kitchen trash smelled too yummy to resist. To get to it, he had to dump the nice bin and all of the cook books stored on top.

  4. Tupper's Mama
    9:42 am on April 16th, 2015

    Greetings everyone.
    We still wish we were Texas Librarians. Sounds like a great conference. Bet OFA’s paw will be sore with all this signing. And did you know that he was left-handed?
    There is supposed to be only a very small percent of left handed people in the world, but we meet them all the time ( being left handed ourself). Just wondering – how many lefty Plunderers do we have?

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:46 am on April 16th, 2015

    This Plunderer isn’t BUT the DDD is.

  6. Wolfie
    9:48 am on April 16th, 2015

    Jace is left-handed.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:55 am on April 16th, 2015

    Left is right?

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:02 am on April 16th, 2015

    So many righties live with lefties. Who has left/right kitchens?

    10:08 am on April 16th, 2015

    Good morning all. Barb is a leftie. I think the percentage is around 10% left handed, isn’t it?

  10. BooBear
    10:20 am on April 16th, 2015

    Mom’s a rightie!

  11. Wose-the small and meek
    10:29 am on April 16th, 2015


    I am not a lefty, but Grizz’s younger sister is.

    Last night, my “little” brother and I went to see the completely restored (sound and music) version of “A Hard Day’s Night.” What a treat! In fact, my little brother was named after Paul McCartney. Paul (my brother, not the Beatle), will be 50 on Friday. He will always be my “little” brother.

    Grizz and I will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music” by seeing the completely restored version at the cinema on Sunday. Should be wonderful!

  12. Wose-the small and meek
    10:35 am on April 16th, 2015

    Heh! What a pointy head I have! With regard to “a Hard Day’s Night” I should have said film and sound.

  13. Tupper's Mama
    10:41 am on April 16th, 2015

    Barb – see, another reason we understand each other so well. And Jace is going to grow up to be creative and artistic!

    We have some exciting news. We just now got our tickets to go visit the Famous and Cuddly Teddy Ruff Rider and his Best Gal Zeta. AND we get to visit with Teddy’s folks too!

  14. O'Howlers
    11:01 am on April 16th, 2015

    Pop is a Lefty.

  15. Herd of Hounds
    11:05 am on April 16th, 2015

    Wow, has rained ALL day!! Just began BOOMING! Wowser! Going under the bed now to check for dust bunnies and guard the mommy dog.

  16. Wose-the small and meek
    11:06 am on April 16th, 2015

    Royal Mum: I am so excited that you, you, you will be visiting the blog super couple Teddy Ruff Ruff, and his most beautiful gal, Zeta! Please give Teddy extra tummies from me, and tell Zeta that I do not like being in water or getting wet much either. Please take lots of pictures, and send regards to Maury and Debbie from Grizz and me. I am so excited for youse I may splort!!!

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:09 am on April 16th, 2015

    O;H in case y’all didn’t notice in AK last year, our DDD is a leftie.

  18. B.Stover
    11:23 am on April 16th, 2015

    I just saw the pictures on Facebook of the mess that Zeus made. I laughed at the picture of Zeus innocent…and asleep. (Probably exhausted after all that exertion.)

    And it’s hard to believe that Sound of Music is fifty years old.

  19. Tupper's Mama
    11:49 am on April 16th, 2015

    Bee – we know what you mean. Saw an interview with Julie Andrews the other day. What an elegant woman she is. She talked about how she was just an unknown actress when she was “assigned” the part of Maria – she said she was happy to have the job, never even knowing that she was becoming a piece of history.

    11:52 am on April 16th, 2015

    HOH, You already said that at 9:46.

    T & G, Maybe you can give us some advice. Jack and Lyla want a kitty. A cat (or two) makes more sense for their lifstyle, as they are frequently gone, and a puppy needs to be let out on a more regimented schedule. Barb suggested two brothers, so they will have company when the family is gone. Barb opened her BIG mouth and said she would buy two NFC kittens if mom and dad said OK. Now in looking on line we have seen some in the $300-$500 range, which is a little out of our price range. They want kittens, and not adult cats, so what do you suggest?

  21. Tupper's Mama
    12:01 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Barb – we agree with the idea of brothers. Most of the time, boy cats are more affectionate than female – there are of course some exceptions, but the rule of thumb is males are more of the lap cat.
    We of course suggest you go to a shelter and find two siblings to adopt. NFC’s are nice- but our boys came from a shelter because the people who bought them for BIG bucks couldn’t handle the activity level. (NFC’s NEED to be able to climb and get up on top of things… like refrigerators and china cabinets)
    We would look for kits that were 6 months or up – no kitten trauma, but still very playful and young enough to bond. And, if they aren’t the typical adorable baby kits, the shelters often reduce the adoption fees, or do a twofer if you take siblings.
    Can’t wait to hear how you do. Keep us in the loop!

    12:13 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Thank you. I did not know that about the climbing. Just saw yours and loved them. Also Josh had said he would prefer a large breed.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    12:25 pm on April 16th, 2015

    So many righties live with lefties

  24. ALR
    12:27 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Duh…..what is a NFC? I agree that male kitties are so in tune with their people and loving. I say that in honor of my Cat over the bridge, Greyson. Still the best cat in the world in my heart.

  25. Siber's Mom
    12:44 pm on April 16th, 2015

    I am a righty.

    Zeus, You had best think about hiring Meashka as your attorney. Since you are family, she might give you a discount on your fee, or maybe not.

    Tupper’s mom, Take lots of pictures when you visit Teddy and Zeta. You take good pictures.

  26. Tupper's Mama
    12:51 pm on April 16th, 2015

    ALR – NFC=Norwegian Forest Cats – a large breed that has a longer double coat, small paws and a propensity to climbing, playing and cuddling.

    Barb – we also recommend kits in the 6 month range because by then the personality is established, and you can tell if it is a lap cat, or a “don’t-touch-me” cat or a playful/hunter type.

    Zeus – good advice about Atty Meash. Gilly says she is the best.

  27. Billy's Buddy
    12:59 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Barb, we also agree that two male cat siblings are the way to go. Our favorites were Bill(our buddy) and Joe. We adopted them from our local shelter and never once regretted it. They were a Himalayan mix.

    T&G: Hooray for your mom and dad.

    I know some on this here blog are fans of cozy mysteries, me included. This winter I started to read a couple of series by authors formerly unknown to me, and have enjoyed both of them. The first is A Quilting Mystery series by Mary Marks and I found it really clever and entertaining. Maybe our quilters on the blog would enjoy it. The second series is A Key West Food Critic mystery series by Lucy Burdette (Roberta Isleib)and enjoyed those books, too. What’s not to like about cooking, eating, quilting, and sleuthing?

  28. Tupper's Mama
    1:16 pm on April 16th, 2015

    BB – we have read some of Mary Marks, and agree. Good books that are well told stories. Haven’t see the Key West books, but we will look for them – we love anything to do with the Florida Keys.

  29. Zeus
    1:21 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Attorney Meash was of course hired by Plaintiff #1. I was scarit. Then, Plaintiff #2 dropped all charges, citing lack of proof. He tried to blame Kat. I kept quiet. “Admit nothing”. That’s my motto.

  30. Tupper's Mama
    1:39 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Zeus – been hangin’ round with those Thieves, haven’t you?

  31. Zeus
    1:40 pm on April 16th, 2015

    They are my role models, along with Walkabout Whitey.

  32. Siber's Mom
    1:41 pm on April 16th, 2015

    I have to say this for Siber-H:

    Zeus is innocent. He was framed.

    1:49 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Here are some words of wisdom I heard years ago while working with a bunch of good ole boys: Deny, deny, deny. And don’t say “I can’t remember” say, “I cannot recall at this time”. If you cannot recall at the present time, you can always recall later.

  34. Basil and Sage
    2:00 pm on April 16th, 2015

    We may or may not have caused chaos at times in this house.
    We simply can’t recall at this moment.


  35. BooBear
    2:11 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Barb, another good breed of cat for kids is the Ragdoll. I’m not sure of their size, but they are beautiful cats that don’t mind being picked up and toted around by kids.

  36. BooBear
    2:12 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Also, Maine Coon cats are a large breed (or often a mixed breed) that are probably more common than the NFC.

    2:14 pm on April 16th, 2015

    I have heard the Ragdolls are nice too. Will check out. Thanks for the tip.

  38. ALR
    2:17 pm on April 16th, 2015

    If books with a quilting theme are amongst your favorites, I can heartily recommend anything by Sandra Dallas. I started with one of my all time favorites The Persion Pickle Club. And I have read randomly amongst her titles for years now and never been disappointed. Not all are directly about quilting, but she usually works some in here and there, along with Colorado figuring in. Her stories are compelling and not unlikely to let loose a tear here and there, for there is always a few great life lessons within. I ‘read’ books on CD in my car as I travel back and forth to my Mom’s assisted living facility three times a week, and just finished New Mercies…each book seems like one of her best!

  39. Billy's Buddy
    3:27 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Thanks, ALR! I will look for those.

  40. Zeus
    3:50 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Thank you, Siber Mom.

  41. Basil and Sage
    4:56 pm on April 16th, 2015

    ALR – Mama says thanks for new ideas. She is such a wuss – she loves mysteries, but just can’t handle the dark and gritty ones. Since she reads at night, usually with one of us curled up on the bed with her, she prefers gentler mysteries that don’t give her nightmares.

    5:12 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Agree, B & S. Nothing with vivid violent scenes. Barb has a vivid imagination, and those images stay with her.

    We are just finishing up Miss Julia Throws a wedding, and have really enjoyed this one. Some of her comments about her Spanish gardener and some of her religious and political comments are so funny. She calls the gardner Raymond, and when her young “step son” tells her his name is Ramon, she says, “Oh you know I can’t speak that language”.

  43. Zeus
    7:06 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Pop is taking his and Mom’s bikes to the bike shop for tuneups, to get ready for a season if many long bike rides. He just called to tell us that his bike fell off the bike rack on the way there, and it is badly damaged! Gasp!

  44. Basil and Sage
    7:16 pm on April 16th, 2015
  45. O'Howlers
    7:30 pm on April 16th, 2015

    B&S, That is a very fun video. It makes us want to go to the library.
    Pop is home. He said that, once they took Midnight off the car and looked it over, it is not bad and will be as good as new. Whew!

  46. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:33 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Is Midnight the name of Pop’s bike?

  47. O'Howlers
    8:52 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Yes, Midnight is Pop’s other “horse”, and Mom’s is Blue Bell. Those were the colors they were called by the manufacturer. Mom and Pop thhought those sounded like good horse names, so those are the names they lovingly call them. The ‘rents are silly.

  48. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:57 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Barb said she got a gold Schwinn for her 12th birthday and named it Ginger, so she doesn’t think you are silly.

  49. O'Howlers
    9:04 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Maggie, Did Barb’s Ginger live in a stall in a barn like Blue Bell and Midnight do?

  50. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:08 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Ummmm, I don’t think so. She didn’t eat hay either.

  51. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:12 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Remember sweet little Lily who has been pictured with Peaches, the chicken, and later with Iowa, her horse? Today she became an official teenager!

  52. O'Howlers
    9:16 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday to Lily! How is Iowa doing? Does he really have navicular?

  53. O'Howlers
    9:30 pm on April 16th, 2015

    ZZZZZzzzzz. Drifting off to sleep. G’night.

  54. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:33 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Happily, good night family.

  55. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:35 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Night, all.

  56. ML
    9:42 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday Lily, let the fun begin!

  57. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:06 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Before our final sign off, no, Iowa does not have navicular. After more tests and x-rays they figured out it was something else. No riding, just walking for 6 weeks, and some daily meds. Hope it will all be OK by May 1st.

    Sweet dreams.

  58. Tupper and Gilly
    10:43 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Mama has a car named Chili Pepper. She doesn’t think any of you are strange.

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    10:48 pm on April 16th, 2015

    And we are so very glad Iowa does not have navicular! Sounds like it might have been a bad stone bruise? Anyway, doesn’t matter as long as it is getting better. Very good news.

    ML – latest chapter of The Dating Game?

  60. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:27 pm on April 16th, 2015

    Ve think is not strange give names to bicycle. Natasha has name for Porsche- Vild Von
    Also have names for stilleto heel boots – is Ouch and Yikes.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    12:06 am on April 17th, 2015

    Stopping by for a Quick Hi.
    Spent the day working on the Garage.
    Very tired so Time to Hit the Hay

    (Nana’s sister is a lefty)

  62. Lefty, the Well-mannered gentledog
    12:51 am on April 17th, 2015

    I must be a lefty. I have no reason to believe otherwise other than my lady says I haven’t been on the right side of the law since I was a pup.

    Nighty Nutter butters.

  63. Zoe
    2:36 pm on April 21st, 2015

    Martha Montague Bodine is a lefty

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