Political Analysis (From Thereby Hangs A Tail)

“When the rich get too rich,” Bernie said, “is when the problems start.”

Problems? I suppose we had some, but I couldn’t think of them at the moment. We were somewhere I’d never been – and that was always fun – an airstrip out in the desert, with lots of small planes on the ground, sparkling in the sun.

“Any idea what it costs to run one of those babies, never mind pony up in the first place?” Bernie said.

Ponies: don’t get me started. I had a nice stretch, the walking kind, gave myself a shake, circled around a bit and lay down on the shady side of the car. A little snack of some sort would have been nice, otherwise no complaints. I heard a distant buzz, very faint, that seemed to come from beyond some mountains, brown and bare.

“The ancien regime all over again,” Bernie said, “minus the powdered wigs.”

I glanced over at him, leaning against the car. When Bernie worried he got lines on his face that weren’t normally there. He had them now. What was he worried about? All I understood from that last remark was powder. There was gunpowder, of course, so … hey! I got it! Bernie was worried about how we got shot at. Was I cooking or what? All of a sudden my mind was running at top speed. Victor Prole alibied out, even though he looked and smelled right for the shooter role. So our next move had to be all about ID-ing the shooter. I was in the picture, understood the whole enchilada just like Bernie. And why not? We were partners, after all, although the only enchilada I’d ever tried –  snapped up at a dead run in an alley while chasing a gangbanger weighed down by heavy gold chains – ended up disagreeing with me.

Welcome Nick and Chomps.


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109 Responses to “Political Analysis (From Thereby Hangs A Tail)”

  1. Tupper and Gilly
    9:00 am on June 18th, 2011

    And when the political figures get too convinced of their own Teflon-abilities we run into some difficulties too

    Not to start the morning on too philosophical a note.

    Good morning everyone

  2. B.Stover
    9:04 am on June 18th, 2011

    My favorite novel so far. I’ve never had an enchilada. Good morning Chet and all.

  3. B.Stover
    9:05 am on June 18th, 2011

    Hey, T&G! What are “Teflon-abilities”?

  4. Rose
    9:06 am on June 18th, 2011

    Hey there, T and G:

    You are so right!

    Good Morning to Everyone!

    It’s is a nice sunny morning here in Croton-on-Hudson. The Prof is still enjoying some sleep time, but we are headed over to the beach today for some vitamin D, and some reading.

    Hope you all have a pleasant weekend!

  5. Rose
    9:09 am on June 18th, 2011

    Hi B:

    I’ve never had an enchilada either. They just seem a little too spicy for my liking…Probably the reason it didn’t agree with Chet.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:10 am on June 18th, 2011

    Good Morning Chet and Bernie, B, T&G, Rose & Everyone!

  7. B.Stover
    9:13 am on June 18th, 2011

    I posted the information about the auction on my Facebook page. Off to farmer’s market.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    9:16 am on June 18th, 2011

    We like Mexican food of all kinds, except not too spicy.
    Did you ever try fish tacos? Much better than they sound. Love cilantro too, goes great with Mexican food. Got some in the garden, as a matter of fact.

    Teflon – that is part of my breed description. “Teflon coat”. Means nothing sticks to it and it is easy care. Good thing to have if you are a farm dog type.

    Finished The Search this morning with coffee on the patio. Still didn’t care much for some of the conversation between Fiona and Simon, but otherwise it was good. Not as good as our favorite author, but not bad.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    9:57 am on June 18th, 2011

    Funny thing Barb. As much as we love Mexican food and cook it frequently, we absolutly despise cilantro. And we love fish tacos! And chorizo burritos !

  10. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 am on June 18th, 2011

    T & G, I think cilantro is one of those things you feel strongly about – one way or the other. Yesterday we had tacos made from some left overs. Picked cilantro, chopped it, and mixed it in some sour cream with a shot of lime juice. Piled some leaf lettuce and red onion on top of the tacos, with a dollop of the sour cream. Excellent, sort our version of a taco salad.

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on June 18th, 2011

    Busy!….Suddenly I feel like I am at the busy-place…grunt!…Too much going on around here way too early…snort!… Furniture being moved around and lots of swearing and toe stubbing…heh!…Now we have to get ready to go over to my other house so I can watch her pack more crap away into boxes…sniff!… She said we will have company – something about a potential Renter coming over to check out my digs….grunt!…This isn’t sounding very good to me at all…wuffle!

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:19 am on June 18th, 2011

    Rio-make sure all your baseball toys are packed away before the Renter shows up. You don’t want them to think those go with the house!

  13. bluecat
    10:59 am on June 18th, 2011

    (whisper) Mom’s allergic to cilantro. She discovered that the hard way.

    Does anyone want a copy of The Search when she’s finished (done) with it? She found it at the used book store and will be happy to share.

    Has anyone read Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series? Pure escapism while waiting for The Dog Who…

  14. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:17 am on June 18th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! Mom was just telling everybody how my girl fell asleep on the couch last night, then Maggie crept up on the couch and fell asleep on top of my girl! Forty pounds of dog on her chest and my girl didn’t move a muscle!!!

  15. B.Stover
    11:48 am on June 18th, 2011

    Kirby: Your girl must have been extremely tired.

    Bluecat’s sentence has made me think of a question…or two: What is the difference in meaning between “finished” and “finished with” and between “done” and “done with”? (I’m asking about the “with” not the usage of “done” or “finished.”)

  16. B.Stover
    11:49 am on June 18th, 2011

    And those are real questions rather than questions I have answers to.

  17. Staff
    12:03 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Dear BStover,
    To me there is no difference in meaning. It is one of those phrases used, by people who like to be the only one talking, to make their sentences longer.


    I ought to know. 🙂

  18. Staff
    12:04 pm on June 18th, 2011

    But not Bluecat. She is not like that. But the with it was not necessary to understand the meaning.

    Is that something an editor would red pencil?

  19. Staff
    12:06 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Hey Bluecat, I would love the copy of The Search if you are offering. And I have read and loved the Donna Gabeldon books. Talk about someone who can’t quit writing. That woman just goes on and on.
    Her books are hard on the hands, arms and fingers.

  20. Melanie
    12:35 pm on June 18th, 2011

    B. Stover: “to”? Do I see “to”???? At the end of a sentence, “to”?


    I like Chet’s Political Analysis. Get straight to the problem as he sees it.

    Well, I’m going to write more later. I read all of this and got hungry.


  21. Siber-H
    12:37 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Chet, mom won’t let me have enchilidas because she is afraid they won’t agree with me. How would she know? Just because they didn’t agree with you doesn’t mean the same thing would happen to me.

    Herbs, I read your post last night. There is one thing you need to understand…there will not be three Sibers, the OleyHowlers, going camping. There will be four. What do you think I am? Do you want to deal with this? Four Sibers together could bring down a deer.
    I can’t say that I blame you for not wanting to go to Paris with the girls.

  22. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:37 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bluecat: I read the Outlander series and also the Lord John series by Diana Gabaldon. I don’t think she has written one recently has she?
    Have a great weekend everyone.

  23. Staff
    12:41 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Molly ABP is at the top of my blog page. Her Mom has been busy lately and we haven’t heard from her. I wonder if she has sold her house and how the new job is going?

  24. BearSpiritDog
    12:52 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Barb&Maggie: We love Mexican food, but not cilantro! Minus that one ingredient, your tacos sound yummy. Do you use the soft shells? I wonder if the cilantro would taste better mixed with sour cream. hmm…

    B. I saw your Facebook post about the auction – thanks. What are you buying today at Farmer’s Market? I always enjoy hearing about your Saturday lunch menus.

    Rio: Moving is such a hassle, especially moving in with someone else – No place for all one’s crap, er valuable things.

    Staff: You beat me to it about Bluecat’s offer!

    It’s a rainy day here. Time to do inside stuff.

  25. B.Stover
    1:20 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Melanie: Which do you like better: “…rather than questions I have answers to” or “…rather than questions to which I have answers”?

    It seems to me that there is a difference in meaning but I can’t articulate the difference: “I am finished with the project.” “I have finished the project.” ????

    Bear: I bought asparagus and a new coffee (Colomela)from the place in town that roasts the beans on site. Here’s the tasting note: “Medium and medium-dark roasts of the same coffee blended together to create greater complexity. Slight brandy & walnut fragrance gives way to cherry, cedar and grapefruit in the cup. Medium body with a crisp finish. Nice with cream.”

  26. Melanie
    1:27 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Staff, I think you have Mollie confused with Jasper.

    Siber-H and all canines, it could be that the enchilada that Chet ate might have been around for awhile. A fresh enchilada might not upset your tummies.

    The volunteer Fire Department is asking for a new Vacuum Tanker Truck. We have a grant covering most of it and we will have to come up with $14,000. This is not a lot of money considering the total amount, but, hey, we’re a small town.

    So today the Fire Department had a show and tell with our current system and the new one. Very cool! I took Dan and we had a blast. Our current system takes a fire truck away from the fire to act as a ‘wet pump’ to fill a 1,000 tanker from a pond or river. It also takes 8 fire fighters at least 15 minutes to do it.

    The new system takes 2 fire fighters, one tank truck, and 4 minutes to fill the 3,000 gallon tank.

    It’s also safer in the winter. No water spillage to create ice sheets.

    Pretty cool. I’m voting yes on Thursday.

    So I told you that to show you this. The pond they were using had a Canada Geese family.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    1:29 pm on June 18th, 2011

    B: Those coffee tasting notes always make it sound delicious, don’t they?
    Re your question to Melanie – I prefer the first (simplest) version for both. Sentence construction (building a proper sentence) – always a challenge.

  28. Melanie
    1:30 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Whoa, B! You were able to switch the words around. I tried for about 3 minutes and was stimined.

    I hear a difference. When you are angry and want to through the computer out the window, you are “finished with the project.” After you have had camomile tea and a cookie and complete the project, you “have finished the project.”

  29. Melanie
    1:32 pm on June 18th, 2011

    That should be “stymied” . . . Jeez

  30. bluecat
    1:32 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Laughing here. Mom proofed the post and thought about deleting “with it”. Great minds, or what?

    Staff, check your SDD. I need your snail mail address.

    Mollie, Diane’s website shows an 8th book, unfinished. (undone???). And Staff, the hands do get tired while reading her books. So many pages!

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:39 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Melanie: The picture is lovely.

    Your explanation of the way different moods can determine the way we articulate our thoughts sounds right on to me.

    I have another photo to send to you. I’ll get it out today.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    1:46 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Love the goosies!

    “I have finished” just sounds completed. “I am finished with” has more of a negative tone, I think.

    Bluecat, How far are you in the book, and what do you think so far?

    Yes, Staff is mixing up Jasper, a Poodle, and Mollie, a Poodle.

    I have just heard 3 people say today that they are allergic to cilantro. Did you know cilantro seeds are called corriander? I wonder if the same people are allergic to corriander.

    We usually use soft shells,but like then toasted or heated. You can do that in a skillet or over an open flame.

  33. Melanie
    1:50 pm on June 18th, 2011

    If I have soft shells, I’m talking about soft shell crabs, fried with butter!

  34. B.Stover
    1:56 pm on June 18th, 2011

    I love Melanie’s examples!! Yes, it does sound as though one is angry when saying, “I am finished with it!!!”

    The sentence “…rather then questions I have answers to” is less formal than the second sentence.

    Love the picture.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    1:58 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Lunch time!

  36. Masquers
    2:08 pm on June 18th, 2011

    B: or, “I am done with it!”

  37. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:14 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bear: We already had lunch here — a lovely pimiento cheese sandwich. Yum! Do you folks in other parts of the country eat those? Mom says she never had pimiento cheese until she moved down south, but it’s very popular down here. The other night Dad made hamburgers with pimiento cheese topping. Yummmmeeeeeee!!!

  38. B.Stover
    2:18 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Here is a link to SharedBook where I had my blog published. I notice that you can get a pdf published so I’m going to have my copy of the cookbook published through them also.

    They publish Word documents too so if someone buys my short story during the auction, I’ll have it published there and have the dedication to the purchaser after I know the name. (I just ordered another copy of my blog for my brother with the dedication, “Happy Birthday Robert.” What fun!)


  39. B.Stover
    2:27 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Barb: I’ve received the recipes! We like our desserts–about half of the recipes are desserts…LOL!

    Liz: I’ll get the Word document to you sometime during next week. I’ll post when I’ve sent it.

  40. OleyHowlers
    2:32 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Hello to everybody. Today is a gorgeous June day. Our favorite kind. Other than that, we got nothing. Time to get back to our naps.

  41. OleyHowlers
    2:35 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Hey! Did someone say something about camping? We love camping! We are so very good at it. And don’t worry, Siber…no nail painting going on around here. We don’t let anybody touch our nails (or our ears).

  42. Snowhook Bella
    2:41 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bear: To answer your question from yesterday—I felt out of my league at the writing class, yet I’m very glad that I attended. I learned quite a bit. I plan on typing my notes this weekend while the examples are still fresh in my mind. ‘Kill your inner editor’ was the first peice of instruction given and something I needed to hear.

    Bluecat: A co-worker recommended Outlander to me about a year ago. I’m now on the fourth book in the series; I haven’t had a chance to read since last fall and look forward to reading on my flight to the lower 48 next week. Once I read Outlander it spread to others at work—the women at work who have read the book agree that Jamie must have been written about AJ to some extent. (whispering: last year we were invited to a Halloween party and there was a bit of a campaign to get AJ to go as Jamie, kilt and all. He wouldn’t do it, but they wanted pictures if he changed his mind).

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:06 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Editor!….Whats an inner editor anyways?….snort!… Well, we are back over at her mothers house waiting for the damned comcastic guy to show up and fix our On Demand…grunt!….I’m going to give him a piece of my mind when he gets here that’s for sure….Yeep! Yeep! and Yeep!….grrrrr!

    Time!… My friend is taking this time to rest and work on her next project…sniff!… Its’ a big one that’s for sure. Only about 5 million little pieces have to be made. I doubt she has enough paper in the right colors to even get 1/3 or the way through it…snort!

  44. Melanie
    3:22 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Riö, I don’t think you HAVE an inner editor! 🙂

  45. Barb & Maggie
    4:08 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bee, Yes that one stack is quite thick. Feel free to change it if you want. I started with desserts and baked goods, but you may want to divide it if you think there are enough baked goods that really are not desserts.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:09 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Cable!…Guy is here and he is having a helluva time….sniff!… He’s gone to his truck to get more cable or sumthing….Yeep!Yeep!Yeep!….And stay out!…grrrrrr!

  47. B.Stover
    4:12 pm on June 18th, 2011

    I’m writing this from my iPad…and it is a pain in the…..

  48. B.Stover
    4:16 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Mollypop: What did you say to do when the iPad gives another word suggestion followed by an x? Is there a way to turn off auto correct?

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:29 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bee: Obviously you’re listening to your inner editor! Elsewise you would have finished that sentence!!!

  50. Staff
    5:00 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bear Spirit,
    No problem,
    I can send it on to you as soon as I am done. 😀

    I admit to being poodled up about Jasper and Molly ABP

    If Rio had an inner editor he killed it. Snort!

    A pain in the patoot???

  51. Masquers
    5:17 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Staff: Thank you! Let us know when you are finished. Our SDD is on Dish.

  52. BearSpiritDog
    5:29 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Dagnabit Masquers – That was supposed to be me!

    Wolfie: “He felt the knife plunge deep into his heart. It was so unexpected he was caught off guard, but then it was twisted, and that caused all the damage” (from “Murder by Words”)

  53. B.Stover
    5:36 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Kirby: I’m laughing! If I finished the sentence, perhaps the iPad would have changed it to a different word. Wonder what it would do to Staff’s example……

  54. Staff
    5:44 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Good try Masquers, but Bear Spirit asked first. And I am not poodled up about him….heh.

  55. BearSpiritDog
    5:58 pm on June 18th, 2011

    What the hey! What happened to my reply to B’s post about SharedBook? It’s like it disappeared into the ether! What I was saying was: The printing of the pdf (cookbook) is a fabulous idea! I plan to do the same.(note: I may need your help)

  56. Barb & Maggie
    6:07 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Just made some of Mollypop’s Poppy Seed Dressing. Had a little taste before putting it in the refrig. and it is very, very good!

    Barb’s daughter is coming with the kids on Monday and we are going to do burgers on the grill, basked beans, and a leaf lettuce salad with berries, red onions and Molly’s dressing. Will serve Blurberry Cobbler with ice cream for dessert. Delish!

  57. Melanie
    6:07 pm on June 18th, 2011

    BSD, my most wonderful and eloquent postings always go into the ether instead of on the blog!

    Okay, I’ve just finished sending the latest people’s primped and sized pictures of their auction items.

    If you have sent me some and I have not sent them back, ask BSD about losing things in the ether! just send me the photos again and I will try NOT to lose them!

  58. Melanie
    6:30 pm on June 18th, 2011

    I’m helping Barb & MagPie here. They found this and want to share it.

    Very cute!


  59. BearSpiritDog
    6:49 pm on June 18th, 2011

    B&M/Melanie! So funny, I love it!

    Melanie: As promised, my last photo is on the way.

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    7:04 pm on June 18th, 2011

    You all are too funny. Reading thru the blog today, there were so many things that we would have responded to: Bee’s query about finished and finished with. Melanie came up with the perfect answer that made it all clear as a bell. And we were happy to hear about Rebecca’s writing class. And the idea of Rio having an inner editor made us laugh out loud.
    And just for the record – we are fine with the idea of Basil and Sage going on the camping trip with Siber, Rio, Redbone and the Howlers. We will pack their backpacks for them. And pour bacon grease on their sleeping bags…tee heee

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:05 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Back!… Right after I chased that cable guy off we had to go over to my other house and she packed some more stuff…snort!….Now we are back and watching On-Demand…wooooo!… It took the guy 3 different receiver boxes, but he finally found a good one and got us going…grunt!….Now we are being lazy and trying to hear the tv over the water running outside. The pipe is right by where we sit downstairs and it is noisy as hell…grump! …I heard talk of a pizza being ordered later….heh!

  62. bluecat
    7:09 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Barb – I’m about half way through The Search. I really like the parts about the dogs – the humans, not so much. I think she’s written better books with more likeable characters. I’ll send it on to Staff next week.

    Bella – A.J. = Jamie works for me and you for Claire, I think. And maybe even Clarkson for Lord John.

    Rio – I’d be devastated if you had an inner editor. You keep things chugging along.

    Bee – we’ve put off getting an ipad because we’re read “darn ipaw” too many times. Luck to you!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on June 18th, 2011

    BluKat!… It’s been a long time since you and me got to chit-chat…snort!… I’ve been meaning to ask you this because of your crossed-eyes, when you see two food bowls in front of you, which one do you go for?…grunt!

  64. BearSpiritDog
    7:24 pm on June 18th, 2011

    MollyPop: Rio says you’re the go-to person for help auction items/tech questions. Can you email me at: BearSpiritDog@aol.com
    with instructions?

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Drat!…I’ve been hearing the word “Diet” tossed around again by my friend and she is always looking at me when she says it…sniff!… I just can’t go on another diet, I just can’t! And I won’t dammit! I won’t!….snuffle!…It’s too hard. I can’t do it again…sob!…She said my weight was back up again and it’s not a good thing…grump!…It’s all this stress of having two houses to look after and then her mother feeds me when ever she eats and that lady eats all day long…wuffle!…But she is a tiny little thing and a diet is never aimed her way…grump!….

    Sniff!…Do I smell pizza??…heh!

  66. Mollypop
    7:32 pm on June 18th, 2011

    B.- Auto correct can be turned off – Settings, Keyboard – but try it for a while. You may like the speed you get. When a suggested word is put up, there will be a little x that you can touch and the suggested word goes away.

  67. Barb & Maggie
    7:33 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Thanks Melanie, it’s not like you don’t already have enough to do!

    Bucat. We had the same opinion. The dog part of it made it worth while. As far as the evil, bad to the bone personality, P.A. does a much better job at character development.

  68. Tupper and Gilly
    7:34 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Rio – the only diets appropriate for the Nation Within is the famous See Food Diet. We get to eat lots of snacks and stuff between meals. Then we go out in the yard and chase fuzzbutts and herd snakes and bark at the bears and run and run and run. Maybe you could consider doing that kind of exercise program.

  69. Melanie
    7:37 pm on June 18th, 2011

    I have not read that series of books, but YSAS would love to be a Highlander in a kilt. He’d paint himself with woad too!

    Okay, he is now off the MIB3 set. He has worked 2 movies for a total of 25 hours and a play rehearsal from Thursday night through this evening. All of that on 2 hours of sleep!

    First . . . they had trouble on set because the real tourists get coming on the set to take pictures of WS and TLJ. The PAs were going nuts. Scene after scene having to be reshot, so YSAS went up to a PA and asked if some of the SAG could help. YES she screamed!

    So a few of them started going up to the renegades and just telling them to get off the set. YSAS was asked who was he to tell them what to do. . . Have I ever told you that YSAS has quite an intimidating stare? They left.

    Then someone came up to YSAS and said you’re chosen to be in a suit. Well, YSAS got all excited and said Am I going to be a man in black. Darn, he missed that, he was a man in gray!

    He’s dressed in an expensive gray suit, sunglasses and his goatee, as he put it, looking awesomely cool. People get coming up to him and taking his picture. He said why are you taking MY picture. Because he was in the movie!

    Next he met Bocker. http://www.bocker.tv Bocker is a labradoodle. Very cute. He was also working background. Bocker’s owner and YSAS talked a lot in between takes.

    YSAS said that WS went to meet his fans. He went over near the SAG background, and when the SAG background saw the fans coming, they cleared out because the bodyguards were coming strong to protect WS from being mobbed.

    He had a great time. He’s totally exhausted. I’ve promised NOT to call or email him until he wakes up, on his own, and has plenty of coffee.

    I don’t remember ever being that young to be able to that much with no sleep!

    He gets tomorrow off, and then another very early call to do BWE. Swim suit time!

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    7:40 pm on June 18th, 2011

    We gotta go for now. Mama is making a cake for her dad – tomorrow is not only Father’s Day, but also his birthday and he wants pineapple upside-down cake. And we get to lick the bowl!

  71. Mollypop
    7:46 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bear – I can’t cut and paste to email instructions right now because our computer is in the shop. Mom and I will be back in business on Wednesday.

    I sent you a secret decoder message from Mom’s iPhone and I’m posting on the iPaw.

  72. bluecat
    7:52 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Rio – I go for both bowls so I’m sure to hit one of them. Gotcha.

  73. Mollypop
    8:00 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bear – Even though I can’t cut and paste, here’s the way the auction items get entered. You take a picture of your auction item and email it to Melanie. She will size it for posting and email it back to you. Then you will send that picture with our auction verbiage to Rebecca.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Clarkson!… I love Clarkson…sniff!…He is my hero!…wuffle!

  75. Barb & Maggie
    8:04 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Melanie, Barb LOVES Will and his whole family. We hope they are nice in real life. Those kids are so talented, and Jada is beautiful. We have watched her tv show from time to time. Barb said she thought Will would make it big when he started on Fresh Prince.

    Got everyting except PA – personal assistant? and BWE what is that?

  76. BearSpiritDog
    8:04 pm on June 18th, 2011

    MollyPop: Got your message – thanks! I’ll get everything ready so I can send it to you on Wednesday.

  77. Melanie
    8:08 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Riö, when YSAS said he met a dog, I thought he met the Pug in MIB 1&2!

    I think you would be great in MIB3. If you could just leave your yard.

    Headed up to sleep read.


  78. BearSpiritDog
    8:09 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Just missed your instructions. I’ll try it and see what happens, but don’t have too much faith in my tech skills.

  79. Melanie
    8:09 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Oh, Barb, just read that post. PA Production Assistant.

    Or glorified go-for.

    And BSD, please check SDD.

  80. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:13 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Bee, mom sprung for keyboard dock for her ipaw. It is a little smaller than a regular keyboard but it works great and it charges the ipaw at the same time. It costs about $30 and is worth every penny.

  81. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:35 pm on June 18th, 2011

    I’m afraid I’m in the doghouse — so to speak. Mom and Dad were working on the pantry cabinet in the kitchen. They finally got the last door to work right — Mom had tried everything else, so she loosened a screw she didn’t think she should loosen, and presto! — so they were on the last push to finish the cabinet. They got three of their custom-made door pulls on just fine. Then the bottom hole was off by just a little so they couldn’t put the fourth door pull on. So then there was putty and sanding and painting and a little cussing, and in the middle of all that I got the urge to chew. There was a lovely piece of wood sitting by the wall, so I had a go at that. Turns out that Dad was going to use that piece of wood to repair some of the wainscoting, because it fit perfectly. Not anymore. Oops!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Clarkson!… “Why are you taking MY picture?” He’s so very humble yet….heh!…I’ll have to have a good talk with that guy and tell him what’s what when it comes to being a celeb….snort! burp!….I bet Zoe is so proud of her grandson being in MIB…heh!… I sure wish he could meet Frank the Pug and get his paw print for me…snorkel!

    Game!… Oh, I need to lie down and watch the Rockies game now. …snuffle!burp!…The game was tied at Zero till me and my friend sat down…heh!…Now the Rockies have scored a ton of runs…Wooooo!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Kirby!…heh!snort!heh!…Nice one!…heh!

  84. BearSpiritDog
    8:50 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Time to say adieu – see you in the am – Bear

  85. B.Stover
    9:04 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Thank you Wolfie. I’ll check it out.

    Mollypop: Thank you for the info.

    Bear: Sure I’ll help with the pdf if you need help.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Guys!….Where are all the Guys tonight?…snort!…Are they out celebrating an early Fathers Day?…snuff!… SiberH, Wookie, Rebbone and Howlers where are you Guys?…wheeze!….Rockies are winning by 3 right now…wooooo!

  87. Barb & Maggie
    10:15 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Good night all. Big storms here, so shutting the computer down for the night.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Chuckle!….We were having a chuckle over watching our old guy, Helton (my hero) try to steal second base…heh!… He was far too slow and why the hell is he trying to steal base anyways?…chorkel!… Of course he got caught after sliding while we held our breath hoping he didn’t hurt himself…heh!… Back in the dugout the other really old guy, Giambi was laughing with Todd about his attempt to steal that base…snorkel!

    Camping!….Did everybody go camping without me?….snort!…What about Mad Max? He is ready to fill in for me around here….sniff!

  89. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:37 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Rio.I’m here following the game on my IPaw. A little closer, but stll looking good. Today was a very good day, feeling a whole lot better too.

    Melanie, thanks, the pictures look great.

    Stover. The IPaw does take some getting used to, especially the auto-correct spelling function. When the wrong corrected word appears with the x in the box, if you tap on the x in the box, it should go away. Otherwise, you can let it type the wrong word and go back and erase it and re-type what you wanted. That generally works too. I had real problems at the beginning because it wanted to change Wookie to either Wilkie or Skokie. The problem is that both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both think they know better what you want to say than you do, and in the guise of being “helpful” they can drive you crazy at times. The auto-format function on Word is probably the absolute worst in that regard. Grrrrr. Wookie (not Wilkie or Skokie) .

  90. Siber-H
    10:53 pm on June 18th, 2011

    I’m glad you are feeling better, Wookie.

    Rio, We are watching the game and holding our breath.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Wookie!… Nothing fills my pug heart more than to hear you are feeling tip-top!…snort!…That is such good news. I believe you only have one more treatment and then after that can I assume you will be ready for active duty again?…grunt!

  92. Tupper and Gilly
    10:59 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Boy, our Gramp is going to have a great day tomorrow. Mama walked in to his den the other day to visit with him and she noticed his tv picture was all green. It is an old tv, and the auto tune no longer works and there is no way to color correct. Mama was upset, but Gramp is a very laid back kind of guy, and he said that he could still follow the shows, even if Jethro Gibbs and the NCIS team all looked like Martians.
    But after tomorrow, he will be able to see his shows on a nice new flat screen.
    And he gets her special spicey pineapple cake.
    And he gets a new sports coat.
    And he gets grilled shish kabob.
    And he gets cards all day long (thats how we do it in this house – lots and lots of silly cards)

    We hope that all of you have a wonderful day being fathers, or celebrating fathers or remembering fathers.

    Thats all for us tonight – g’night all

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Idea!….I just had an idea for the Dishlickers Cookbook cover…heh!snort!… I had a vision of a bunch of us on the cover with big white Chef hats on …snort!… I wonder if Melanie could do that?….chorkel!

    SiberH!…We are holding our breath too! It’s just a tad close for comfort right now….grunt!wheeze!

  94. Snowhook Bella
    11:11 pm on June 18th, 2011

    For Father’s day (early) AJ and I drove to town and went on a date. We saw Super 8. Now, I’m off to the laundry mat to do what I didn’t get done whilst we were at the movie.

    Bluecat: I recently found out about the Lord John series. Did you know there is an Outlander soundtrack/musical that a couple of fans of the series created?

  95. Siber-H
    11:20 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Rockies Won
    Happy Bob Time
    Night everyone

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Rockies!…Are back!….Woooo!….They have won 4 in a row now…snort!… I think the bad streak is way behind them now. Interesting that me and my friend had a bad streak in May also, now things are picking up and everyone is happier and healthier…grunt!… I think the Rockies need us to be here 100% for them….snorkel!…Wooooooooooooo!!!

  97. Redbone Hound
    11:28 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Miz Rebecca – sounds like y’all had a nice date night together. What did ya think of Super 8. I haven’t gotten to that one yet. Wonder what Miz Macy is doing next Saturday night.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Hats!…I can see a whole bunch of us in a big white chefs hats…heh!snort! ….Good night! Up the stairs I go…chorkel!

  99. Snowhook Bella
    11:46 pm on June 18th, 2011

    Mr. Redbone: I liked Super 8. AJ really wanted to see it and I hadn’t heard much about it so I had no idea what to expect. I liked it and I’m pretty picky about movies.

    Wookie: I am so glad you feel better. I look forward to the treatments behind you.

    TandG: It sounds like your Gramp is in for a treat. For our long time our tv was the top of one channel and the bottom of the other. We only have four channels and we learned to live with it until my father, Coach was up for the 2010 Iditarod and pointed out that it was unacceptable. I saved up, bargained shopped until I found something in our budget—so that’s what Tina Fey looks like…

    Rio: your pug mind never ceases to amaze me.

  100. Staff
    12:02 am on June 19th, 2011

    Wookie, so glad to hear from you and very glad you are feeling better today. You know you are in our thoughts a lot even though we don’t say things every day.
    Take care friend.

    And good night all. Long wedding day and lots of dancing at the reception. The Badgers (U of Wisconsin) marching band was a surprise entertainment at the dinner!

  101. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:52 am on June 19th, 2011

    Dad was looking for me and couldn’t find me, until he realized I was laying on a blanket in the corner. Since I’m in the doghouse, I decided to punish myself by staying off the couch. Think that will make Dad feel bad about yelling at me?

    Goodnight, y’all!

  102. Snowhook Bella
    12:57 am on June 19th, 2011

    Kirby T: Personally, I think your mom and dad should apologize for getting upset at you when they didn’t ask permission to use a peice of wood you clearly planned to put to good use.

  103. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:00 am on June 19th, 2011

    Rebecca: I think you have a point there. I’ll be sure to let Mom and Dad know that tomorrow morning. On the other hand, perhaps I should just let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak!

  104. Macy the Min-pin
    1:45 am on June 19th, 2011

    Mr. Redbone, I am pretty busy next weekend, but for you, I will be happy to rearrange my schedule. Maybe afterwards, we could do some star gazing. <3

  105. Macy the Min-pin
    1:46 am on June 19th, 2011

    Kirby, I find that in almost any situation it is best to LET THE SLEEPING DOG LIE. People always think that I want to be petted or otherwise disturbed when I am napping. I do not.

  106. Macy the Min-pin
    1:48 am on June 19th, 2011

    Now, a little something for the Kats.

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