Of Possible Interest

From Ms. Publicist:

We’re working on the next Chet & Bernie mystery (Fall 2013) and we want to hear from you! In the sixth installment of the series, Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy. What do you think the title should be for the new Southern mystery? We want to see how creative ya’ll are… email spencerquinntitles@gmail.com with your title ideas in the subject line.

Welcome agility dude, biscuit lover, Luna & Murphy.

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113 Responses to “Of Possible Interest”

  1. B.Stover
    8:56 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Pondering.

    Good morning all.

  2. B.Stover
    9:10 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Congratulations to Howlers’ cousin. By the way, haikus are too easy. Remember Kirby T’s sestina?

  3. Melanie
    9:29 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Heh, heh, I went back and found mine and sent them in!

    Last night not too good. This whole grieving thing sucks lemons.

    On the other paw, YSAS is doing stand-in work for CSI:NY. Then he works his construction work for the next three days. It’s called PAY TIME!

    He had new head shots taken by a friend’s friend who is a fashion photographer. Can’t wait to see them.

    Both YSAS and OTAS is coming up Saturday night or Sunday morning. Thank Dog.

  4. B.Stover
    9:44 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Melanie: Please post the new head shots if you can. Glad the guys are coming there this weekend. (Was YSAS in Elementary?)

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:57 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Mary here. My mom is doing much better. They removed the ventilator yesterday and it went well. Hopefully she’ll be home by the end of the week. I am taking the train home today.

    I think of you often, Melanie.

  6. Melanie
    10:32 am on October 2nd, 2012

    This Thursday YSAS will be the Dead Body. I will be watching and using the iPad to keep up with youse guys.

    Hmm, photographer has the images right now. When I get them, I will share.

    Wölife, Kiss your Gram lots. (Thanks, Mary)

  7. Siber-H
    10:32 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Macy, Good News about your mom and the job!

    And, Mary Good news about your mom!

    Melanie and Zoe, The two of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Glad the guys are comming to visit you.

    Good Morning Everyone

    I miss Kirby

  8. Staff
    10:35 am on October 2nd, 2012
  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:41 am on October 2nd, 2012

    we are so glad that this month is beginning with some good news.
    Macy – good for your Mom – we not only give you high fours, but there are five of us here, plus Mama, Dad and Gramp, so you get high 26’s!
    Mary and Wolfie – whew! Very glad to hear that Gram is ok, and the homeward train is reserved.
    Howlers – thanks for the story about the shed. We understand.
    Melanie – lemons and various other citrus fruits

    We propose a poetry chain on this here blog. One line to start, and then anyone can add a line. Ought to get interesting, if our past “add a line to the story” posts are anything to go by.

    Maybe our Great and Powerful Professor Emeritus Bee could start us off?

  10. B.Stover
    10:44 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: I’m glad to hear the good news.

    Thursday’s Elementary will be fun to watch!

    Wookie: I haven’t watched Marigold Hotel yet but will let you know after I see it.

  11. B.Stover
    10:52 am on October 2nd, 2012

    In the deep bowels of earth, shadows played upon the rocks.

    (First line of the poem requested by T&G. This could be an allusion to Plato’s cave, or Dante’s Inferno, or even the scene in Harry Potter when Harry and Dumbledore go into the cave and find the locket…..Heh!)

  12. B.Stover
    11:03 am on October 2nd, 2012

    By the way, please don’t have the poem rhyme…I couldn’t stand it.

  13. Rose
    11:18 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie, I’m so glad to hear the good news from your mom about your gradma.

    Melanie, you are always in my thoughts. Glad to hear the guys are coming up this weekend.

    Kirby T, where you be?

  14. Rose
    11:19 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Macy, I am happy for your mom!

  15. B.Stover
    11:32 am on October 2nd, 2012

    If anyone wants to read Kirby T’s sestina, just type sestina in the search box on the blog. Spence posted it on October 2, 2010. It’s about Chet and Bernie.

  16. OleyHowlers
    11:41 am on October 2nd, 2012

    Macy’s mom, we are happy that you got your ID back, along with your rep restored.
    Wolfie, very good news about your grandmom. We know you will be overjoyed when your mom is back home.
    Kirby, wherefore art thou????.
    Staff, Netasha Tretheway is wonderful. We heard her on an NPR segment, and loved her. But no. She is not oir cousin. Our cousin was inaugurated as our COUNTY’s Poet Laureate. And here is the link:
    http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=418201#.UGrP3mP0rmU.facebook

    T&G, Mom has always said that she would know when it was time for Sasha, because she was sure Moonman would come for her. But now we are confused, because Sasha has been doing better since her hike.

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    12:32 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Ok Prof Bee – we want to play. But please no lower marks for misspellings:

    “Lit by luminencent flickerings of myriad tiny forms”

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    12:33 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Howlers – your Mom will know. She can trust her heart.

  19. B.Stover
    12:36 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    T&G: I love it! And no grading is taking place but, if it were, that line would warrant an A+.

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    12:46 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Aw gee – scuffing toe on the floor….

  21. Macy the Min-pin
    12:48 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    The sprites aglow, attending to their tasks.

  22. Barb & Maggie
    12:54 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Good afternoon all. Good news from Macy’s mom and Mary.

    Melanie, If YSAS is allowed to speak to Gary Sinise on set, he should tell them that his cousin is Barb’s BFF. That is Kim who has helped with the move, and raises goats and chickens. Gary flies her dad (his uncle) out to Wash. DC and to the west coast several times a year. Kim says he is a really nice person, and not stuck up at all.

  23. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:02 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    That destination was some powerful good writing.

  24. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:04 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Darn autocorrect.

    Sestina. I typed sestina.

  25. B.Stover
    1:09 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Macy: Wonderful!

  26. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:10 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Intently guarded, yet joyful

  27. B.Stover
    1:10 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: I’m sorry but I’m laughing outloud! I was wondering what that first post meant.

  28. B.Stover
    1:11 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: Excellent! (I’m writing these down.)

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    1:13 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    “Untouched by minutiae beyond their bounds”

  30. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:23 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Bee, just out of curiosity, what is the punishment for rhyming poetry in Stovernia?

    And there pies involved?

    (does anyone see where I am headed with this?)

  31. B.Stover
    1:38 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: It must be the Post-Modernist in me, but rhyming becomes tedious. And no pies for rhyming.

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:57 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Phooey.

  33. OleyHowlers
    2:10 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Gooey.
    Just testing the no-pies premise. :)

  34. BearSpiritDog
    2:14 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Hey, Everyone!
    Everything seems okay
    If only for a day
    And, if not that long
    At least for now.

    minimum rhyming, heh
    (not a part of the
    excellent poem, but
    trying for some pie)

  35. B.Stover
    2:21 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Absolutely no pie for rhyming.

  36. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:50 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Would you bake us a cake?

  37. SnowBella
    3:00 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Baseball! What’s on tap for today? Cream or fruit pies?

  38. B.Stover
    3:05 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Okay….How about chocolate cream pie and yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

  39. OleyHowlers
    3:06 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    My Phillies almost kept the Nationals out!
    I would prefer chocolate cream pie.

  40. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:07 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Be it chocolate or fake?
    Frosted in style, with icing of white
    Shining aglow in soft candlelight.

  41. OleyHowlers
    3:09 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Oh yellow cake with chocolate frosting is Mom’s favorite!

  42. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:10 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    SOMEBODY STOP ME!!

    FROM ILLEGAL RHYMING POET TREE!!!

  43. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:12 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Whew. That was scary. Anyway, we need to plan the Dead Body Party. We will bring….Bloody Marys.

    That sounds appropriately gruesome, me thinks.

  44. B.Stover
    3:19 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: Actually that was a nice description.

  45. OleyHowlers
    3:21 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Food for the dead? Hows about we bring some dead critters with us?

  46. Siber-H
    3:28 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Ah Now you are talking Siber language.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    3:29 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: Excellent choice of beverages for the Big Party (a very nice description by the way)
    Wonderful to hear your mom’s mom is getting better every day.

    B: We will have chocolate cream pie with whipped cream on top.

  48. Melanie
    3:34 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Loving the poem. Wish I had enough brain to contribute. I am testing Raven’s iPaw. Very interesting. I can see why paws have a hard time typing with it.

    Barb, I’ll let YSAS know,but the extras are not allowed to talk to the Principals unless spoken to first. They can get thrown off the lot. Most are very nice and will talk with the extras.

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    3:56 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    “Dancing to the music of crystalline drops
    Rolling gently from chandeliered pendulums of stone”

    Can we have some pie now?

  50. SnowBella
    4:19 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I will bring boot rear floats and pipes that blow bubbles.

  51. B.Stover
    4:19 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    “They saw their shapes in dark and light,
    Come together in the bowels of the earth.”

    T&G: Come and get it.

  52. Masquers
    4:25 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    TechnoKat Duct taped an old computer together yesterday. Do not ask how it was done as it is unlikely the process can be repeated.
    We will not attempt to add to the poem. One here knows only how to rhyme and the other seems to have depleted the majority of brain cells hooking up wires.
    What to bring to the party? Ditto..See above.
    B&M: The way we see it you know Gary Sinese by association, or as Riö would say, by degrees of separation.

  53. Barb & Maggie
    4:32 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Poetry is completely out of Barb’s area of expertise. She can calculate percentages and interest rates in her head, but poetry? That would be a big NO! Must be that left brain, right brain thing.

    Barb now has recovered all parts of her camera, batteries and cord, so may try to post a project picture or two later.

    Melanie, I know you have said before that the extras are not supposed to talk to the regulars. That seems a little like the caste system to us, but what the hey!

  54. Barb & Maggie
    4:37 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Masquers, Kim and Gary were born 1 day apart so their moms were in the hospital together. Two Sinises. Kim says Gary used to put on stage production in their garage when he was a kid. He started Steppenwolfe Theater with two other Chicago actors, and she and her husband used to go all the time.

  55. B.Stover
    4:39 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I don’t think one can “type” (using all fingers) on an iPad; you have to punch with one finger.

  56. B.Stover
    4:43 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I love Gary Sinise. His Of Mice and Men was brilliant.

    Masquers: Go ahead and write rhymes to the poem. (Warning: I may change the rhyming words when I write them down.)

  57. B.Stover
    4:44 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    We have seven lines to the poem. We need more.

  58. OleyHowlers
    5:48 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Bee, none of us howlers has any left-brain function.

    Siber, how do you like your fuzzbutts cooked (or not)?

  59. Siber-H
    5:52 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, We could cook them on the grill, or not.

  60. Masquers
    5:53 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    B: Just out of “curiosity” how many more? (treading softly here…on little kat’s paws)
    What was that line from AFOC again?

  61. Masquers
    5:57 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    or maybe from A Cat Was Involved…..

  62. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:12 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Bee, so did the line about the cake get written down?

  63. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:16 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    The way I see it, a bunch of well lit sprites are eating artificial pastries in Middle Earth.

    Hmmmm…..I am unable to determine if there are any giraffes present, per the discussion of recent.

  64. B.Stover
    6:21 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    In the deep bowels of earth, shadows played upon the rocks,
    Lit by luminescent flickerings of myriad tiny forms,
    The sprites aglow, attending to their tasks
    Intently guarded yet joyful.
    Untouched by minutiae beyond their bounds,
    Dancing to the music of crystalline drops
    Rolling gently from chandeliered pendulums of stone,
    They saw their shapes in dark and light
    Course together in the bowels of the earth.

    We have one stanza. Anything more?

  65. B.Stover
    6:23 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Wolfie: Cake is not involved.

  66. Barb & Maggie
    6:38 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    That is just beyond us! Wow is all we can say.

    Bad news for those of youse who wanted pictures of Barb’s home projects. She took pictures, and now has discovered that she does not have the right cord for the camera in order to down load the photos. We are getting closer.

  67. SnowBella
    6:43 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    ‘And, the pug burped,’doesn’t really have a home in the current poem. Maybe I will save it for later.

  68. Mollypop's Mom
    6:43 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    MagPie – Does Barb have an SD card in her camera? If so, that just fits in an SD card slot in the computer – no cord needed.

  69. Melanie
    6:46 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Barb, I passed your message along to YSAS. He said to tell your friend to have her cousin get I touch with him. Then he laughed quietly because he is syii on set.

    Love the first stanza. Who’d a thunk it?

  70. Staff
    6:48 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    In the deep indigo of the sky light sparkled upon the clouds

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    6:57 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Yay! Staff is going to play….

    “Stars dancing the same patterns to the music of the aurora”

  72. B.Stover
    7:11 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I like it Staff and T&G.

  73. Barb & Maggie
    7:26 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    MPM, There is a card in the camera, but not sure where it goes into the computer. We may just go buy a new cord at a camera store.

  74. B.Stover
    7:31 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Barb: On my laptop the camera card slot is on the front edge.

  75. OleyHowlers
    7:48 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Youse guys are just plain talented. But Wolfie has us cracking up but good!
    Middle Earth! Artificial pastries. Wolfie, you are really “on” tonight. We can tell you are feeling relieved for your mom.

    Dinner time here…Pop is still working so Mom just got done in the barn. It is still ugly, rainy, foggy, dark. Hey! Maybe that is a line for your light-filled poem.

  76. B.Stover
    7:55 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    “Still beauty in the rain and foggy dark.”

  77. Tupper and Gilly
    8:07 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    “Awaiting the arrival of the autumn moon”

  78. B.Stover
    8:19 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    The light of gathering harvest’s gold.

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    8:38 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    The final dance before winter’s sleep

  80. B.Stover
    8:55 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    When indigo turns to slate.

    (The second seven-line stanza.)

  81. Tupper and Gilly
    9:11 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Dawn edging toward the promise of the rising sun

  82. B.Stover
    9:33 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I’ve written down T&G’s first line of the third stanza but I’m tired so will continue tomorrow.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    County!…. or Country – it’s all a really good thing…snort!…I was mistakenly thinking that the Howlers Cousin was the COUNTRIES famous poet, but no matter. Still a big huge honking deal in my opinion…heh!….And look! Youse guys are creating something very dark and ominous that might become lighter soon…sniff!…I hope.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Poetry!…I knew this would be a good poetry day!…heh!…I just knew it! I guess some of us have graduated from Haikus..snort!

  85. Staff
    9:38 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    (Slight edit)
    I think T&G’s line about dawn should be the next to the last and BStover’s about Indigo turning to slate should be the last one.

  86. B.Stover
    9:52 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Staff: Indigo turning to slate is describing “winter’s sleep” in the second to last line. We’re getting dawn in the third stanza.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Line!…Maybe?.. ”Rising, rising like the Phoenix bringing forth a new day.” …wheeze!…I won’t be offended if you do not use it…heh!burp!….This is all beyond my haiku abilities..sniff!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…I actually like the line you almost submitted…heh!heh!…snort!

  89. B.Stover
    10:07 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I like it Rio and I’m writing it down. But now I’m turning off the computer. You all continue and I’ll get the lines tomorrow.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    SiberH!…Are you awake? Is this the last game of the season?…sob!sob!sob!…Our world is falling apart at the seams these days…wuffle!sob!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Stover!…I go back and forth on the wording of “the Phoenix” or “a Phoenix”…sniff!…We will leave that up to you!you!you! to decide…heh!…goodnight!

  92. Staff
    10:13 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    this is what I have so far…

    In the deep bowels of earth, shadows played upon the rocks.
    Lit by luminescent flickerings of myriad tiny forms
    The sprites aglow, attending to their tasks
    Intently guarded, yet joyful
    Untouched by minutiae beyond their bounds
    Dancing to the music of crystalline drops
    Rolling gently from chandeliered pendulums of stone
    They saw their shapes in dark and light,
    Course together in the bowels of the earth

    In the deep indigo of the sky light sparkled upon the clouds
    Stars dancing the same patterns to the music of the aurora
    Still beauty in the rain and foggy dark
    Awaiting the arrival of the autumn moon
    The light of gathering harvest’s gold
    The final dance before winter’s sleep
    Dawn edging toward the promise of the rising sun
    When indigo turns to slate

  93. SnowBella
    10:15 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rio: I wanted to officially submit my line but didn’t for fear my pie might be taken away.

  94. Princess Sam
    10:15 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I haven’t been able to contribute, so sorry. I wish I could. I have read some lovely lines. So good night.

  95. Staff
    10:18 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    OOPS,

    refresh THEN read…

  96. Staff
    10:20 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I’d better go to bed. Dawson checked in. She is sleeping with her young grand daughter tonight. I guess she (the GD) is a wiggler.

    goodnight all.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Grump!….burp!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Keep trying maybe Staff will Refresh one day and include it…huffle!

  99. SnowBella
    10:24 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Is there a poetic word for burp?

  100. SnowBella
    10:27 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    I have to get up early tomorrow and drive to the peninsula for work. I am staying at the hotel in anchorage that has jetted bathtubs with deep ends. Gurgle!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Use this one maybe….snort!…”The air rushed forth as the Phoenix rose.”….grunt!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Awww shucks! Does this mean you are leaving us here very early, like now?…wuffle!

  103. Siber-H
    10:44 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rio, I’m awake!! I don’t if this is the last game of the season, but I can feel a dark curtain falling over us soon, very soon.
    SOB, SOB, SOB

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Sob!Sob!Sob!Sob!….well, sniffle, at least we have Wookies team to root for during the play-offs…wuffle!…sob!

  105. Siber-H
    10:49 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    OMD
    The last Rockies game of the season is tomorrow.
    They will not lose 100 games this season, but they came sooo close to that number. sniff, sniff, sniff

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Tomorrow!…At least my friend and i will be able to watch baseball on the night before her shortie vacation starts…heh!…Someone has to get up really early tomorrow so she can leave the busy-place early and take her mother to the ole bus station…grunt!…Baffles me why anyone would want to take a long bus ride to Iowa…sniff!

  107. SnowBella
    10:56 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rio: I’m here as long as you are here.

  108. Siber-H
    10:58 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    That bus ride is going to be hard on a senior citizen. Mom did it for fun when she was younger, but she wouldn’t do it now.

  109. Siber-H
    11:02 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Maybe someone will put the poem together tomorrow. It looks like a pretty darn good poem.

    We are going to sleep now.
    Night All

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    SiberH!…I’ve over-heard my friend trying to talk her out of going alone and waiting till Spring when maybe she could go with her mother…sniff!…But her mother is insistant about this trip to see her great granddaughter while she is a wee pup…sniff!…I know my friend and even Beau and I will worry and wonder how she is doing all those long hours on a bus…grunt!…Flying was out of the question if thats a question on yer tongue….sigh!

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Gone!…Well, i’m told we have to listen to the end of the game on the radio upstairs…snort!…She has to get up really early so she can leave the screwed-place early and take you-know-who you-know-where…grump!…So my short time with my friend is pretty much over tonight. Maybe she will let me sleep on the big-bed with her without Beau knowing…heh!heh!…Thats the secret plan now! Once his paws are straight up in the air, he will never know I am on the big-bed…Yes!…goodnight all!

  112. SnowBella
    11:12 pm on October 2nd, 2012

    Rio: I hope your friend’s mom will be safe and enjoy her trip. I also hope your friend enjoys her alone time.

  113. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:48 am on October 3rd, 2012

    I like the poem but I really think the line about the fake cake would be perfect in the middle of the second verse.

    I’m just saying.

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