Post Mortem

“How did the talk go?” Spence says. “Anyone throw anything?”

“Not on target,” says Admin.

“Did you ever find the red-checked shirt?”


(And he never will, at least if we mean by that a red-checked shirt in one piece.)

“So what did you wear?”

“The one with the blue stripes.”

“Those wide blue stripes?”

“They’re not wide.”

“What did you talk about?”

“This and that.”

“The one-review thing?”





“Oh my God! I told them I was going to circle back to it but I never did.”

“Circle back? Were you roaming around the room like Maury Povich?”

“That’s not funny.”

“I hear those other two writers, Lynn Kiele Bonasia and Brunonia Barry, are pretty charming.”


“I’m just saying,” says Spence. “Did you read anything?”

“The tennis lesson scene in Thereby Hangs A Tail.”

“How did that go over?”

“They seemed to like Chet.”

A breeze springs up behind me. That would be my tail.

For people at the talk who were interested in the cover of To Fetch A Thief:

Admin wonders if B. Stover has read a book called Montaillou by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. He says she might like it.


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102 Responses to “Post Mortem”

  1. B. Stover
    5:13 am on July 10th, 2010

    I love listening in to Spence and Admin. (I don't understand the Maury Povich reference.) And of course they liked Chet! I'm glad the conference went well.

  2. Alice Johnson
    5:14 am on July 10th, 2010

    I was reading the post today and I think maybe Admin is P.A. Does anyone else have an opinion on this? If it is Rio has to be nicer to Admin. Or as nice as it is possible for that pugnacious little dog to be.


    I looked up that book Spence recommends to BStover and I will leave it to her. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie sounds like an interesting guy although I think I might prefer a book about his father in the resistance during WW2.


  3. B. Stover
    5:14 am on July 10th, 2010

    I just noticed the message under the TFAT cover. I've never heard of the book. I'll look into it. Thank you for the reference.

  4. B. Stover
    5:49 am on July 10th, 2010

    I ordered Montaillou. Here's a sentence from it: Ladurie is describing the 14th-century village: "Below [the chateau on top of the plateau] stood the houses, one above the other, often adjoining, but sometimes separated by small gardens where pigs illegally disported themselves." Wonderful!

    I also learned a new word: Swingle. They grew hemp and the women had to swingle (clean by beating) and comb it in the winter.

    I don't think anyone should shy away from the book just because it has footnotes. It's an historical study of a certain period and place but it seems to put the reader right on the spot. Thank you admin.

  5. Alice Johnson
    6:23 am on July 10th, 2010

    Now it sounds better B. I like to read history, I admit. I thought it would be boring, but if he can put in a sentence that pigs 'illegally disported themselves" it can't be boring. Heh.


  6. B. Stover
    6:46 am on July 10th, 2010

    Alice: I knew you'd love that sentence!

  7. Melanie
    6:50 am on July 10th, 2010

    Darn, no sharks or Mounties . . .

    But the audiences aim was off, so that's a good thing.

    And B. Stover got a SHOUT OUT! Excellent.

    Riö, loved the "refresh, read then post." Ummm, I'm sort of guilty on that one myself.

    Wöökie, can you slowly take the ARC out of Grandpa's hands while he's napping? Oh, and I totally agree on your musical classics.

    Siber-H and Wölfie, I think they would allow him crayons.

    Good news folks! He's not out of the woods yet, BUT the doc thinks Dan is doing much better than he thought he would!! Dan is awake and somewhat coherent. I called the ICU and the nurse let him talk for one minute. We put Zoë on the phone and she heard his voice, laughed and then burst into tears. . .

    I finished the 1 minute up; he sounds good.

    They will now wean him off drugs and hopefully go from an oxygen mask to just the nose thingies. If they can do that today, he'll be sitting up with his feet on the floor. Amazing. I mean they had his heart OUT of his chest to work on it. Whew.

  8. Melanie
    6:52 am on July 10th, 2010

    Sam and Macy, The pups are asleep. We let sleeping pups lie, but when they get up, I'll weight the biggest and let you know.

  9. Siberian Husky
    7:02 am on July 10th, 2010

    Me too, Melanie..I am curious about what the pups weigh. My mom always says, "let sleeping dogs lie" even if it is just one adult dog.

    I think Dan is doing real good considering all he has been through. Glad to hear the new report on him.

  10. Siberian Husky
    7:14 am on July 10th, 2010

    Of course they liked Chet. Having a dog with you usually gets conversation going and the humans interacting with each other.

  11. Siberian Husky
    7:17 am on July 10th, 2010

    whoops..I misread that (nothing new) They liked the Chet in the book. Chet wasn't there in person. Chet should have been there.

  12. dawson
    7:33 am on July 10th, 2010

    The tennis lesson scene? In THAT? I'm gonna hafta read that book again! Siber H. do you remember it? Darn this brain.

    Speaking of brains:Macy MinPin I loved Oblivion also. The best PA book I've read so far. Admittedly, I'm a bit leery of his books because the Tutor scared the crap out of me. I had to stay up all night reading it before I got to a safe place.

    Speaking of Organs (were we?): Melanie, how's our patient this morning? Oh. I just refreshed as per Rio's instructions (so smart, that pug) and got an update. Hip hip hooray. Hang in there Zoe, You've been so strong throughout this whole ordeal. A few (or a lot of) relief tears are understandable.

  13. dawson
    7:41 am on July 10th, 2010

    B. Stover: I swingled a rug just this morning. Of course I didn't know that I was swingling it at the time. Now I do. This blog is so educational.

    Disport: to amuse oneself in a light frolicsome manner. Now that is what I'm going to do today. Thank you B.Stover and Admin for those two words.

  14. Siberian Husky
    7:44 am on July 10th, 2010

    It's okay, Dawson. I don't remember it either. Chet can't remember anything either, so we are in good company.

  15. Melanie
    7:44 am on July 10th, 2010

    I think I want a tail. Then I could feel the breeze when I'm happy. Of course, I could just stand behind the Pack when Zoë is giving them treats. But, I don't think it would be the same thing.

    I think I shall disport for awhile! (snicker)

  16. B. Stover
    8:47 am on July 10th, 2010

    In chapter 18 of THAT Ganz is getting a tennis lesson at his tennis club when Bernie and Chet go to interview him. Chet catches some balls and keep jumping over the net, spinning in midair to face the other way before landing.

    Where is Rio?

    Glad to hear that Dan is doing well Melanie. Give Zoe a pat on the back for me.

  17. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:58 am on July 10th, 2010

    So Chet wasn't there? What a shame. He would have loved it! Especially catching all the thrown items, spinning in the air and what not. I must have been reading every other – other word.

    Melanie – so glad to hear than Dan is on the upswing. I am sending prayers his way.

    Where is Rio?

  18. dawson
    9:19 am on July 10th, 2010

    Rio has given us up because we did not have the stamina to stay with him last night while his team played into the wee hours, winning again. Or, he is sleeping in.

  19. dawson
    9:25 am on July 10th, 2010


    I just received my long awaited business cards. Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Must go hand out a few to show how cool I am that I have real friends like Chet and Bernie. The inmates at the hospital will be first on my list. Lonnie hasn't been feeling well but this will cheer her up. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  20. Siberian Husky
    11:24 am on July 10th, 2010

    Where is Rio? I miss him. The game starts an hour earlier tonight than it did last night. The Rockies cannot win without him!!

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

    Has anyone ever seen pigs disporting themselves? The thing I'm really interested in learning is why it was illegal!

  22. dawson
    11:59 am on July 10th, 2010

    B.Stover: Pigs are not allowed in some places. Like gardens.

    Rio: Free beer during the game tonight!

  23. dawson
    12:04 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Lil 'Ol Lexi: You don't mind if Rio has a beer tonight do you?

  24. dawson
    12:11 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Soon we will find out what the fattest Newf puppy weighs. Has Greedy Guts lived up to his name? Or will another pup be chosen as the plumpest?

    Rio: Please come home.

  25. Melanie
    12:51 pm on July 10th, 2010

    We are doing the weighing tomorrow. Have to get an accurate weight to give them worming meds. Luckily, they like the taste of the meds. Would be even messier than ever.

  26. Riö - The Evil
    1:16 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Hey!… I’ve been gone all day long!….snort!… First her best friend came over and took us to the farmers market where I rumbled with a Golden Retriever! …grunt!… I don’t think he was nearly as big as Wookie, but it felt good to give him a piece of my mind anyway! …heh!…He did not know anything about the ARC…sniff!…So he says! Then we visited her mom and then we all went shopping for props and twenties style clothing… snicker!…Apparently, her best friend is having a great big Murder Mystery Party set in the roaring twenties next month!…snort!… So all day we were in and out of junk shops looking for all sorts of strange things…whew!

    Early!… I tried to post early this morning, but my computer was not cooperating! …dammit!…I’m hoping it is working better now…snort!…Anyway, here is what I was going to post first thing this morning just because Alice really messed with my head… grunt!


    Alice!…You are just now starting to "think"!?…snort!…Where in the hell have you been for the past 4 months or so??… grunt!…It absolutely astounds me at times the complete lack of paying attention that you do… grump!

    Admin?….Be nicer to Admin!?… grunt!…Are you out of your cotton pickin’ mind!??… cough!…When pigs fly my dear, when pigs fly!… snort!snort!

  27. B. Stover
    1:36 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Yes, we did have a discussion of the id of PA Spence Admin several months ago. The fiction is fun though.

  28. Riö - The Evil
    1:43 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Hi!…Stover!… snort!… I love learning new words! …sniff!sniff!…This is great! I have been meaning to tell you I did what you suggested and wrote a nice email to the book seller on Amazon….sneeze!…They wrote me back and apologized and said they had sent another book out to me this past Tuesday…snort!…Still no book on my doorstep!!… grump!… It seems I am not meant to read “Last of The Dixie Heroes” anytime soon…sniffle!…Unless it comes next week maybe. I will keep you posted….burp!

  29. B. Stover
    2:00 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I'm glad they responded with a new book Rio. Amazon is very particular about its sellers.

  30. Melanie
    2:23 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Would pigs disporting themselves be like flying? If so does this mean Riö has to be nice to Admin?

    One of my favorite picture books is "Tuesday" by David Wiesner.

    This may be demoted when "Opening Day" comes out by some guy who isn't Spencer.

  31. B. Stover
    2:29 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio isn't nice to Admin but he's very nice to PA.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    2:32 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Melanie!…To hopefully continue our conversation about your actor son…wheeze!… There was a red-headed, pale skinned guy who looked a whole lot like him on for two episodes…sneeze!… He played a Cuban but he did not look like a Cuban at all!…. snort!…I just knew he was your son!… grunt!…In the first episode he had a small talking part, but in the second episode he had a much larger impact to the whole story line!… wheeze! … That guy could have been your son just because of his facial structure and his hair and his beard. …grunt! …Don’t be keeping secrets from me!!!

  33. Riö - The Evil
    2:36 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Stover!… NAIL ON THE HEAD! (finally, someone who pays attention!)… heh!… I adore the charming Mr. Abrahams ….heh!…No one within my eye-shot or ear-shot will ever write or talk disrespectfully to him or they WILL encounter my wrath of fury!… snort!

  34. B. Stover
    2:51 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I feel the same way about the charming Mr. Quinn.

  35. Gus & BooBear
    2:54 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Give Dan all our virtual hugs, Melanie and include Zoe in them as well. Thank goodness things are looking good. Modern medicine is amazing!!!!!!!

    Can't wait to hear about the puppies's weights.

  36. Melanie
    2:57 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Riö, it was NOT him. He would love a speaking part. The money is better.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    3:05 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Ahhh Stover!…Sorry about that then!…snort!… I just can't give up my love for picking on ole pointy head!… snuff!… I do adore him too in a fictional way…sniff!… Stover, I love the word disporting! …heh! …We need to have “Word of The Day” and some days we need “Two Words of the Day”… snort!… One day we all (even Boodles) will be speaking and writing fluently just like an author… heh!

    Melanie!…Aww shucks!…snort!… I thought for certain he had hit the big time right in front of my bugged out eyes!…grunt!

    Rockies!…Game on in about 5 minutes or so!…grunt!

  38. Melanie
    3:24 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Dear Riö,

    Some day his fame will come

    Some day you'll see him

    And away to Netflix you will go

    To enjoy him forever I know *

    Sine to "Some Day My Prince Will Come"

  39. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:24 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I'm catching up, here. Mom was out for a couple days having some kind of a "medical procedure" — one day to prepare for it, and yesterday to actually have it — then she had to work today, so this is the first time she's had the computer on for a couple of days.

    Melanie: I'm glad Dan is doing well. One time Mom interviewed Dr. Bill Frist (before he became a senator) because he had just written a book about being a heart surgeon. He talked about holding a beating heart in his hands — powerful stuff! I'm just glad they put it back in the right place — you always hear about hospitals making mistakes! Give Dan and Zoe hugs from Mom and me.

    Bee: When Mom was in 4-H in Iowa she raised hogs, and she says she's seen them disport plenty of times! The one thing she's never seen them do, though, is fly!

  40. Riö - The Evil
    3:24 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Okay!… I just want to know upfront… sniff!… Is everyone going to abandon me tonight?… grumble!…It is very embarrassing to be caught talking to ones’ self out here…dammit!…So tell me now, and I will refrain from posting about my beloved Rockies or any OTHER interesting topic that might be brought up… grunt! …I do not want to resort to talking to squirrels… growl!…Although, Rocky is a big Rockies fan..heh!.. Go figure! He is in the North Pole right now so talking to him could be dicey…snicker

  41. B. Stover
    3:25 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio: Tomorrow you choose the word of the day.

  42. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:28 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Sorry you haven't heard from me earlier today, but I've been catching up on my reading (heh, heh). Unfortunately, I am sworn to total secrecy as to the story, by the 47 page single spaced contract that I was required to sign with respect to the ARC. And Spence has a weapon at his disposal much more potent than Rocky the Undercover Squirrel (who the last time I saw him had an ice pack on his head and was chugging Alka_Seltzer) and that is the Fury of Audrey (even more potent than the Fury of Rachel Monette). I will say, however, that I can describe the book in two simple words: Pure Joy. Toodles for now, Wookie a la disport!

  43. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:30 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio: I'll be glad to keep you company — as long as Mom doesn't konk out early!

    Wookie: I forgot to ask — if we send you a self-addressed, stamped envelope, would you pass on your ARC???? Pretty please???

  44. Mollypop
    3:33 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Hi Everybody – I'm back from Sam's. They all left us and went to the beach in Canada. That was fine but I thought there would be a computer left on. Oh man! The TV in the kitchen wasn't working so we didn't even get the stupid Weather Channel. Well, the radio played nice classical music all day and it made Sam and me very sleepy.

  45. Siberian Husky
    3:36 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I'm here and following the game. I think the Rockies play their best games on the nights when they are behind, I fall asleep, and the next morning I open the sports section of the newspaper and learn that the Rockies won the game!

  46. Melanie
    3:37 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Ohhh, we had a threefer for posting at 8:24!


    Riö, I love to read about the Rockies (from your point of view) in the morning with my coco.

    B. Stover: I sure hope I can use the Riö word of the day pick in society. Now I didn't say polite society, just society.

    Wöökie! 47 pages? Did Grandpa read and sign that too? Did the entire family? Whew, all that and then still have enough energy to read. Wonderful.

    Hi KTP, hope Mom is okay. Working after a procedure that took a day to prepare for. Whoa. (I do think it would be cool if you were a Third, then it would be KTPIII)

    Pigs flying. That's what reminded me of "Tuesday". The frogs fly on lily pads.

  47. Riö - The Evil
    3:47 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Grrrr!…Wookie!…Smart-ass! Reading his special Advance Readers Copy!…Damn his yellow mellow hide!…grunt!

    Spence and Stover! (Sitting in a tree k-i -s-s-i-n-g!)…heh!…Sorry!…heh!… I have to tell you this story while the game is in early stages…grunt!… Today one of the many stops we made was at the liquor store where someone’s friend is a wine connoisseur. …snort!… He buys all the wine for this very nice place and is incredibly knowledgable… She!, thinking she would be cool brought up Cahors Black in the conversation… snort!… He had no idea what she was talking about and even brought out a book of Wine to try to find the name… heh!…Well, Miss Smarty Pants was spelling it like this “Cachors Black” and she said it was from France… heh!… He had no idea what she was going on about!… grunt!… I could have died from embarrassment, let me tell you! …snorkel!… Question for you two!!… She told him she would come back with more info about this wine. …snort!…Can you guys please fill me in about the “real” details?….heh!… Maybe she won’t make such a fool of herself next time we see Tad the Wine Guy!…snort!

  48. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:50 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Thanks, Melanie. Mom's fine — she just says her insides are all grumbly after not eating for two days! But the doctor gave her a clean bill of health — or maybe he just gave her a bill. I'm not sure! And Mom says she likes "Tuesday" too, although it's a little weird!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    3:54 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Uh-oh!… I get to choose the “Word of The Day”?…Seriously??… snicker!

  50. Riö - The Evil
    3:56 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Mr.T!… Hi ya!…snort!…Glad we have not scared you away yet!…heh!…Game on Kirby!…Rockies 2 – 0 right now bottom of the 3rd!…woooo!

  51. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:09 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Scare me away? Seriously, Rio, no way, no how! I just need Mom to turn on the computer for me. Once it's on, I can take it from there! Late game for the Angels tonight. Sigh. It's difficult rooting for a West Coast team when you live on the East Coast!

  52. B. Stover
    4:10 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio: Here is a site that will tell you all about Cahors Black.

    (And the word tomorrow has to be a GOOD usable word that is not on the tip of everyone's tongue.)

  53. B. Stover
    4:15 pm on July 10th, 2010

    And, by the way, I did mention the other day that Cahors, as far as I can discover, is not sold in the U.S.A.

  54. Mollypop
    4:21 pm on July 10th, 2010

    B. – Mom thanks you for your advice on Bookworm. She just went over the 2 million mark. Of course she has been playing this game in bits and pieces forever. I have to be ready to console her when all of the tiles on fire come raining down and the game is lost.

  55. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:31 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Mom is in the strange position of rooting for Dad's team tonight, because they are playing the Rangers — the team stopping the Angels from being in first place. Go Orioles! Cough, cough! Must be a hairball! Oh wait, do dogs get hairballs? Maybe I'm just choking on rooting for the Orioles! Nevertheless…Go Orioles!

  56. B. Stover
    4:31 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Excellent Mollypop's mom! Way to go.

  57. Alice Johnson
    4:34 pm on July 10th, 2010

    You mean you had all figured out about admin and PA months ago? Where was I? I hope it was the last three weeks of the tax season. Then I have an excuse. I didn't get much reading done then. Nor when I was packing to move back to the farm.

    Other than that I have no excuse.

    Alice hates to have no excuse.


    Think hard about your word Rio. Those dratted Twinkies let me down again. At least the Rockies are on a roll, as are the Tigers.


  58. Riö - The Evil
    4:36 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Crap!… Herra is cut down!… snort!…After sliding like a mile to third base!…grump!

    Stover!…She remembered that Cahors was not sold in the US really late in the game….heh!…. It was hilarious seeing her get out of that conversation!…snorkel! … So I guess only rich authors can get it shipped in from wherever it is made…heh!

  59. Siberian Husky
    4:51 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Three Home Runs!!!!

  60. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:52 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Why is it that everytime something goes well for the Rockies, something goes bad for the Angels? They're down 2-0!

  61. Riö - The Evil
    4:54 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Eldred! (new guy!) …. Just got a home run!…heh!…4 – 0 Rockies! Bottom of the 6th!… snort!snort!….Yeah! SiberH is here with me!!… grunt!… I thought you were off rescuing some good guys again…wheeze!… Its going to be a good one tonight!…heh!

    Stover!… I have already got “The Word of the Day”…heh!

  62. Riö - The Evil
    4:56 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Kirby!… You need to leave the Darkside and come over to the Rockies bench!…heh!…Life is so much better on the Lightside!…gurgle!sneeze!

  63. wookie of chevy chas
    5:02 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio. Rockies looking good. We're rooting hard for them here in Chevy Chase. Wookie

  64. B. Stover
    5:02 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I'll be waiting to see the word tomorrow.

  65. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:05 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Never! Mom has been rooting for the Angels through the good times and the bad times — ever since she was a tiny thing. (And she says that's more years than she wants to remember. I'm not real good at math, but I think she's more than 7 in dog years!)I haven't been rooting for them that long, but if Mom says they're the team to root for, that's good enough for me! (Besides, the only other choice around here are the Braves. Phooey!)

  66. Sam
    5:06 pm on July 10th, 2010

    It's so late and I have been so neglected all day. What a family! They're all happy from the beach and the dinner and oh who knows what. What about me me me!

  67. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:06 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Yikes! 8-0! Sniffle, sniffle!

  68. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:08 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Sam: That's not very princess-like. Princesses are bright and shiny and manage to get their way without being whiney!

  69. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:11 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Ooooh, Rio. Looks like the Padres are trying to sneak up on the Rockies! Did I ever mention that Mom used to live on the bluff overlooking what is now the Padres' stadium? It was just tumbleweeds back then. If she had been a little older when she lived there, maybe her heart would belong to the Padres instead of the Angels!

  70. dawson
    5:17 pm on July 10th, 2010


    The Rockies are in 2nd place!

  71. Riö - The Evil
    5:19 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Kirby!…Spittoey!…Padres need to go down down down! In a pit of fire!…heh!

  72. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Hmmm!… We were interrupted tonight just a bit ago…snort!… Our lovely young neighbor came over and apologized profusely for interrupting the Rockies game …grunt!…He knows us so well!… sniff!… He and his body builder girlfriend are going to Mexico for the week and want us to water his outside potted plants…sigh… So we had to take a tour of his stuff and assure him nothing will die on our guard…heh!..As if!.. heh!.. She could care less about potted plants this year – usually she is queen of potted plants and stuff, but this year, it’s a no-show…hmmphf!… I do hope she does take care of his stuff cuz he is a nice guy and she works with his mom who is Admin to the President of the Company…heh! …What a coincidence that is!! …snicker!

  73. Riö - The Evil
    5:35 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Kirby!…Speaking of Princesses and all things shiny … snort!… Where the Hell is Lil Lexi??….grunt!…She buried a birdie and now is missing completely. Damn her hide!…heh!…Actually, it is rather nice here without her, but I do worry about her being eaten alive by the Pit Bully…wheeze!

  74. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:42 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Think the Angels can pull off a Rockies-type miracle? It's now 12-0 in the bottom of the 5th. Whoops, make that 13-0, but at least the 5th is over. When you got it, you got it. And when you don't, it's just miserable!

  75. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:46 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Well, I do hope I didn't hurt Sam's feelings. She hasn't written anything since I chastised her! I guess being neglected all day does make for one sad puppy! Come back, Sam!

  76. Siberian Husky
    5:57 pm on July 10th, 2010


  77. Riö - The Evil
    5:57 pm on July 10th, 2010
  78. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Dammit!…Being Moderated!…But the Rockies win again!…WOOOOO!… They have won 6 straight games and are 1 away from first place in the division…heh!heh! Crap! there is another "Wine Story" for Stover and Spencer in that moderated comment…grunt! What was I thinking???? Crap!

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  79. Sam
    6:04 pm on July 10th, 2010

    T., I'm still here but now They want me to go to bed. I have been neglected all day, yes Molly was with me, but they left us alone all day. You bet I'm unhappy (stamping her tiny foot).

    Dog abuse.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    6:06 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Wait!…heh!.. I did NOT include the Wine story with the moderated comment!..Thank goodness!…grunt!

    Oh!Oh!… Another wine story for Spence and Stover!…heh!…Tad the Wine Guy was telling us all about fine wine and stuff…snort!… My friend’s friend said none of her guests were connoisseurs and mostly enjoyed Coors Light (gag!)….grunt!… So Tad took my friend’s friend to the isle of Boxed Wines…heh!heh!heh!… I about died of shame …sniff!… But to be kind and a good friend, my friend offered to buy and taste test the Pinot Noir in a box…heh!heh!heh!… The brand name is “Pinor Evil”….heh! …It’s all about me folks! Its all about Me!….snicker!

    Oh Please Kirby!…Sammie has tough skin by now!…snort!… Give thanks to me for that!…grunt!…She is one tough puppy and can handle a lot now!…heh!…Love her lots! BIG Sloppy Pug SMOOCH to her cause she had a bad day…sniff!

  81. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:19 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Sam: You probably should go to bed — gotta get your beauty sleep because that's very important for a princess! And tomorrow's another day. Maybe They will pay more attention to lil ol' you!

    Rio and SiberH: Looks like your Rockies held off the Padres. And the Orioles beat the Rangers. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the Angels are going to take advantage of that — still 13-0 in the top of the 8th. It's not getting any worse, but it's certainly not getting any better — two down already!

  82. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:24 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Whoooo! Spoke too soon! 13-1 — do I feel a rally coming on?

    Oh, no. Never mind. Bottom of the 8th. Get 'em out, then rally, guys!

  83. Riö - The Evil
    6:29 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio's advice:…Never give up on your team Kirby!..Never!

    Wine!… I should say, which I did not say before, was that we were at Tad’s store getting pricing and whatnot for the big Murder Mystery Party!… snort!…He was very helpful to her friend regarding the amount of liquor needed for her big party!…heh!…..For the first time ever we got to sit in his birds-nest office high above the store…Wow!…(He likes me a lot!) Tad is so cool!… He is at all the wine tasting events and is so good-looking …sniff!… No wonder my friend likes him so much…heh!…I bet Stover would like him too!!… He talks Tannins.

  84. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:34 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Rio: Don't worry — my tail's still waggin' — I'll never give up on my Angels!

    Oh, and your Murder Mystery Party sounds like much fun! Mom and Dad went to a murder dinner theater once, but Mom thinks it would have been better if they had gone with someone else they knew. A whole party sounds like a lot of fun! Are you invited?

  85. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:35 pm on July 10th, 2010

    It's just not our night — now it's 15 to 1. Dang!

  86. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Kirby!… I am invited and I will be wearing a bowtie at the special event!…heh!…My friend is Gina the Bartender. She is one of the major characters in the story! …snort!…She thinks she may be the murder victim because of all the nasty rumors and information she has in her possession…wheeze!…But no one will really know who the killer or the victim is till the night of the party!…heh!… I will be with her serving drinks and listening in on more conversations with the patrons (suspects!)… Fun times!…heh!

  87. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:46 pm on July 10th, 2010

    No rally tonight — I guess it's time to give up, Rio! But we'll be back. After all, as Scarlett says, tomorrow is another day!

  88. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:53 pm on July 10th, 2010

    My girl is working her way through college as a bartender! Let me know if "Gina" needs any tips to make her character more believable! BTW, your costume sounds positively dapper! Are you going to wear a straw boater to go with it?

  89. Riö - The Evil
    6:57 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Kirby!…A straw boater???.. heh!.. We still need to do the roaring twenties research, so please explain what the straw boater is?…snort!

  90. Alice Johnson
    7:01 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Isn't a straw boater a flat straw hat? With about a 2 inch brim and it always has a ribbon around it next to the brim.

    I don't think it would last long on Rio.


  91. Riö - The Evil
    7:02 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Kirby!… I have learned this one remark for the Patrons (suspects) at the bar…grunt!… “I think you are a regular Joe and a Six Pack Charlie!”… heh!… How does that sound?? … snort! … She will be saying this, not me!…I’m just in charge of research!…drat!…She says I will bring in Lots of Tips if I just look like a gangster type dawg!…heh!

  92. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:03 pm on July 10th, 2010

    You're right, Alice, that's a straw boater. You're not implying that Rio would eat it, are you? I think if he's busy serving — and maybe drinking a few — beers, the hat would stay right where it belongs!

  93. Staff
    7:04 pm on July 10th, 2010

    We saw the end of the Rockies game here. They sure are doing well.


    The Twins have a lot of players with injuries right now. Mauer shouldn't be playing in the all star game cause he is having hip problems and Morneau has been pulled because of a concussion.

    No wonder we are losing lately.



  94. Alice Johnson
    7:07 pm on July 10th, 2010

    No Kirby,

    Rio won't eat it. Now if it was a BBQ boater that would be another story. I think Rio will be too busy with the beer to worry about a boater.


    Now I have to go watch the staff brush her teeth. I always get fed right after that. Night all!


  95. Riö - The Evil
    7:07 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Hi Alice!…hey!…Are you mad at me for my “NONE WHAT-SO-EVER-ATTENTION-SPAN-YOU-HAVE” remark!???… snort!…That straw hat would be dust in like no time at all…heh!… If indeed that’s what a Straw Boater is… grunt!

  96. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:08 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I know what a regular Joe is, but I've never heard of a Six Pack Charlie. I'll have to get Mom to do some research at the library — she says they have books about the Roaring 20s there. But the straw boater is more for the "straight" guy — like a Barbershop Quartet kind of guy. If you're going for the gangster look, you probably need a fedora — worn jauntily over one eye, of course!

  97. Riö - The Evil
    7:17 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Grind!… These teeth of mine are like a precision eating machine…grunt!…They leave no remains behind…cough!…Nothing gets past these awesome teeth!…heh! …Straw Boater, no problem …cough!choke!gag!… Oh! And BBQ just slides down with no chewing involved…smack-down!!

    No!..Hats for me Kirby!…snort!…Just the bowtie. Anything more and I will not play the damn game…grunt!

  98. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:24 pm on July 10th, 2010

    I know what you mean, Rio. My Mom and Dad make me wear a special collar every time the Hawkeyes play football. I'm OK with doing that. But then they found a Iowa kerchief they wanted to put around my neck, too. No way, no how! Sometimes you've just gotta put your foot down and say that's enough! Luckily, they listened to me. The collar and nothing but the collar!

  99. Riö - The Evil
    7:35 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Yup!…We guys have got to make them know we are the bosses…heh!…It will not work any other way!…grunt!… If we are not the boss then we become the victim and that happens way too often to our brothers and sisters in the nation within the nation…sniff!

  100. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:39 pm on July 10th, 2010

    There's no doubt I'm the boss in my house! I have my dad wrapped around my little paw. Mom isn't quite as willing to cater to me as he is, but I have my way of dealing with her. Have I mentioned The Look? Looking tough doesn't get me anywhere with her. I have to look "cute" to get my way. Or else I do my Elvis impression — that's a sure winner!

  101. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:07 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Anybody else out there? Goodnight, y'all!

  102. Riö - The Evil
    8:15 pm on July 10th, 2010

    Goodnight!…Kirby and all of youse!…. SiberH! Must have fallen asleep really early!….heh!.. Oh my! I am feeling like it is time for my warm soft bed!… snff!…Sunday’s with Ingrid coming up! Me thinks!…grunt!… Unless he surprises us with more of the story! (which I have forgotten where we were all of a sudden!..yeep!)… goodnight ya all!…snort!

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