Pub Date Tomorrow: To Fetch A Thief

So here’s an excerpt from To Fetch A Thief.

“Uncle Rio’s,” said Bernie, backing into a little parking space in one move, smooth and easy. Driving with Bernie: always a pleasure, unless the tools had to come out. “You’ll like this.”

I was liking it already. Me and Bernie together – what was not to like?

Uncle Rio’s was on a dark street not far from the fairgrounds. The only bright lights around were the top of the ferris wheel, spinning slowly in the night, and the neon signs in Uncle Rio’s window. It was a bar, of course: I can smell them from miles away, miles away being kind of far unless I’ve missed something. What do bars smell like? Stale beer, burned grease, puke. Hey! They go together! A strange thought, not my usual … I wondered …

And was still wondering when we went into Uncle Rio’s. It turned out to be one of those dark skinny joints, a long bar on one side, a row of tables on the other, a little dance floor at the end. No dancing happening at the moment, probably a good thing, since dancing sometimes gets me going. There was only one woman in the place, drinking down at the end of the bar. A few big guys sat by the beer taps, big guys with cut-off denim jackets, maybe bikers. The bartender serving them had a tattoo on the side of his face; a cigarette dangled from his mouth even though I was pretty sure there was no smoking in Valley bars. He looked at us, saw Bernie, and said, “You son of a bitch.”

The big guys turned and gave us tough-guy stares. The biggest said, “Want us to take care of this dude, Rio?”

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150 Responses to “Pub Date Tomorrow: To Fetch A Thief”

  1. B.Stover
    3:50 am on September 27th, 2010

    Yes! Tomorrow we get Chet's third tale (no pun intended) and we can read it at whatever pace we want to.

    I can't come up with a title for the fourth book. Could the project be collaborative among the plunderers? I think that would be fun.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    4:19 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb is drawing a blank, too, but as I said yesterday, she is not overly creative.

    We got side tracked last night, and ended up watch Hachi, A Dog's Tale on Hallmark channel. Did anyone else watch it? Barb often gets a little teary over movies, but she was blubbering like a baby over that one. The movie, with Richard Gere, is an American rendition of the true story of Hachiko, an Akita in Japan. The dog would meet his person at the train station every evening, and after he failed to return one day, due to his death, the dog continued to wait for hime every day for 9 years. They have a bronze statue of him at the train station, and Hachiko is the national symbol of loyality.

  3. Melanie
    4:44 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb: I do not watch movies like that, I do not like them, Sam I am.

    B.Stover: I've got some titles, but can't help think, they could get better by bouncing them off on other people.

    I wonder if we could enter as a group?

    Chet?

  4. Mollypop
    4:48 am on September 27th, 2010

    B. – Right on! We Plunderers have proven ourselves to be very collaborative. That Quilt (a thing of beauty is a joy forever) is a perfect example. So is Mom's Bookworm game, which passed the 6 million mark last night. There will for sure be more collaboration needed on that game.

    How fun it would be for us all together to come up with a name for the next book.

  5. Riö - The Evil
    4:58 am on September 27th, 2010

    Wha!?…Title Wimps!…snort!

  6. B.Stover
    5:11 am on September 27th, 2010

    Mollypop's Bookworm game is over six million!! Wow!

    Barb: I hope that your sister has a new hackerless email account. I was thinking about email messages from credit card companies and banks that the hackers could see. Hopefully she has notified everyone with a new address.

    The SO of Melanie's OTAS finally has her post up yesterday at 4:25 PM.

    Rio: We aren't wimps. It would be fun if the title of the fourth book had been created by the Plunderers.

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:18 am on September 27th, 2010

    Stover!… You know how it will turn out….snort!…A few of us will suggest titles and others will sit around and say “Oh that’s a good one”… grunt! … I like the idea of a true Contest, but that’s just Me….wheeze!

  8. Barb & Maggie
    5:28 am on September 27th, 2010

    Bee, Barb's sister actually helped the hackers. They said they were hotmail and she needed to update her info, so she gave them everything they needed. Barb was surprised, because she is a sharp person. She is hoping she can get her contacts before everyting is closed out.

    Melanie, What don't you like about that sort of movie? A little too sappy?

  9. B.Stover
    5:39 am on September 27th, 2010

    Rio: To me someone saying, "Oh that is a good one" is a contribution. The reason for a contest would be for a prize but the prize for me in a collaboration would be to have the title created by the group.

  10. Mollypop
    5:45 am on September 27th, 2010

    B. – Rio just wants to win the title-naming contest himself! Just him, it's all about him.

  11. dawson
    5:48 am on September 27th, 2010

    Hey!

    This isn't a new post – I've read this before already and I don't have a book yet! Spence! You are repeating yourself.

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:48 am on September 27th, 2010

    Nope!… Not, my cup of tea….grunt!… We will see what further details Spencer gives us regarding the Contest…sniff!

  13. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 am on September 27th, 2010

    Molly!…Exactly!…snort!

  14. dawson
    5:56 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: I did see that movie a couple weeks ago – cried and whimpered throughout – that's why Melanie doesn't like to watch those kind of movies.

    I've already got a couple ideas for titles and haven't even been trying yet. Okay, they are kinda dumb ideas, but nonetheless. I'm with Rio. How do you collaborate on a title? Everybody break up into groups of 3 or 4, each bring one word and then we'll put them together? Hmmmnnn.

  15. dawson
    5:57 am on September 27th, 2010

    Plus, I like contests and prizes.

  16. Melanie
    5:57 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb: Don't like to cry at animal movies. I am a softy. I am a "wimp".

    Heck, there's a couple of Christmas commercials that can make me tear up.

  17. Barb & Maggie
    5:57 am on September 27th, 2010

    We would be in favor of collaboration, since we are not original enough to come up with a winner.

    Dawson, you are right, it is a repeat, but last time there was a little more to it. A frindly, back slapping greeting, etc.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 am on September 27th, 2010

    Dawson!…Do you notice that it is the ones who say they cannot come up with a title who want to form a committee?? …grunt!

  19. B.Stover
    6:01 am on September 27th, 2010

    We could have a different contest. The thing about a book title is that it's public and bouncing ideas around in the group makes it a group project; the Plunderers and Spence would get more publicity.

    Hey, the mail truck just pulled up…maybe my copy came. He usually delivers by walking around….

  20. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 am on September 27th, 2010

    Publicitiy!….What do you mean exactly by publicity?… snort! ….If Spence says he wants it to be a Group Effort, then I will participate. … grunt!…But until then I am keeping my ideas to myself….grump!

  21. B.Stover
    6:19 am on September 27th, 2010

    The mailman must have been delivering a package to one of my neighbors.

    By "publicity" I suppose I'm thinking of a dustjacket to the fourth book that has the quilt on the back flap…and something about the Plunderers made the quilt for Chet and created the title to that volume. (Only an idea in my head. Spence et al are, of course, the final arbiters.)

    Actually, we really don't know if there is a contest or a prize. Look closely at the title (question mark) and the emphasized (pink) sentence under yesterday's post.

  22. B.Stover
    6:20 am on September 27th, 2010

    I have one idea for a title.

  23. FattyKitty
    6:20 am on September 27th, 2010

    Remember Admin said "Please, no entries yet…not yet." So no worries.

    Were those guys in the bar saying, "Want us to take care of this dude, Rio?" Rockie and his secret agent squirrels?

  24. Barb & Maggie
    6:21 am on September 27th, 2010

    Bee, Don't tell our little Pug. Yeep!

  25. dawson
    6:26 am on September 27th, 2010

    B. Stover: Just whisper that title in my ear. :-)

  26. dawson
    6:29 am on September 27th, 2010

    B. Stover: Maybe that post man will return today. I'm hopeful to receive my book today. I will collaborate, if forced.

  27. Mollypop
    6:32 am on September 27th, 2010

    I thought I could shame Rio into collaborating by saying he wanted it all for himself – but hah! He agreed with me! Well, that certainly didn't work.

  28. Melanie
    6:32 am on September 27th, 2010

    Raining here after months of nothing. The dogs are in the "den" covering all the sofas, floors. Quiet. . .

    I feel like I should wake them up just to bother them. .

  29. dawson
    6:36 am on September 27th, 2010

    Melanie: Ever heard the saying, "let sleeping dogs lie"?

    Mollypop: Should've known better. There is no shame…in Rio.

  30. Melanie
    6:36 am on September 27th, 2010

    Oh yeah,

    Zoë is upset with me because I have not finished T-FAT. I am a very fast reader, BUT I'M GOING AS SLOW AS I CAN. Also I won't read when I'm tired, because I don't want to miss anything.

    I think she's going to have Patsy come in at night and steal it.

    I'm up to Chapter 16. There are many things I want to say . . .

  31. Siber-H
    6:45 am on September 27th, 2010

    Tomorrow!!! I pre-ordered TFAT from B&N (as bluecat suggested months ago), and had it come into the store, but since Amazon is getting it here early to some people, maybe I will do that next time.

    Barb, Thanks for the email warning yesterday. I had heard of people trying that scam over the telephone, but now it is showing up in our email.

  32. Sam
    6:53 am on September 27th, 2010

    Alice Johnson hissed at me! A kay aye tee. She's my idol and I'm trying to learn princessy things from her. Tail flourishes and full elegance posture. I got hissed at.

    I guess I'll never understand Kats.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    7:01 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb is on DL today. She did something to her back yesterday, and can hardly walk today. She is sort of bent over and moving like a very old person. Good excuse to sit and read. Now if TFAT would just arrive…..

  34. Siber-H
    7:08 am on September 27th, 2010

    I'm going to agree with Rio that there are some of us that would simply say "That's a Good One" when it comes to thinking up a title for the new book. I can say that because I am one of those dogs that are not creative in a lot of areas, neither is my mom.

    However, I am not saying that we should form a collaboration just because mom and I are not very creative. We are neutral on the subject, but we'll be one of those that say, "That's a Good One" if you need us to be.

    Give some thought, though, if a collaborative effort would cause some hurt feelings.

  35. Barb & Maggie
    7:31 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb is about half way throught The Fallen Man, and it is pretty good. Not as good as PA, but she is enjoying it.

    Rio, Did you finish Perfect Crime? Barb is awaiting comments.

  36. Melanie
    7:37 am on September 27th, 2010

    MagPie: Make sure you take care of Barb. Perhaps fetch her some slippers or a martini or two.

  37. Sam
    7:39 am on September 27th, 2010

    Siber-H, you are so sweet and nice, as always. I should have known that's what you would say. But you're right, a collaboation could possibly cause hurt feelings.

    But not Rio's feelings! ha ha.

  38. B.Stover
    7:41 am on September 27th, 2010

    In what way could a collaboration cause hurt feelings?

  39. Mollie (a black pood
    7:58 am on September 27th, 2010

    Ditto to what Siber-H said re the contest!

  40. Alice Johnson
    7:59 am on September 27th, 2010

    ooooo

    A Martini!

    YUM.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1285606774-alice martini.jpg[/img]

    Alice Johnson

  41. AbbietheKitty
    8:02 am on September 27th, 2010

    Oh and a tardy welcome to AGillustration!

    I Hope you hang around. We like artists here.

    AbbietheKitty

  42. Siber-H
    8:03 am on September 27th, 2010

    If peoples' ideas are rejected is what I meant by hurt feelings. If would be a different type of collaborative effort than the quilt. Mom and I will be agreeable with whatever you guys want to do.

  43. Siber-H
    8:06 am on September 27th, 2010

    My mother just dropped a bombshell on me..I am going to the groomers soon. Sam, HELP! I am going to be Wonder Fluffed.

  44. Siber-H
    8:10 am on September 27th, 2010

    Alice is drinking early in the day, isn't she.

  45. Alice Johnson
    8:15 am on September 27th, 2010

    Hick! Up!

  46. Riö - The Evil
    8:16 am on September 27th, 2010

    SiberH!… Hold onto your tail pal!…snort!… And you are right, everyone would hate me if we collaborated on a Title….grunt!

  47. Alice Johnson
    8:17 am on September 27th, 2010

    Ah fluffing.

    "It doesn't get any better than that."

  48. Barb & Maggie
    8:17 am on September 27th, 2010

    I will do my best to help Barb, and if I am in charge of the martini(s) it will definitely be shaken not stirred.

    Melanie, we forgot to tell you – last week Kevin Tibbles did a piece on the night time news call "Making a Difference" They featured a woman who was working with school kids and doing recycling. They were reclaiming books, making compost from school lunches and lots more. You know, dumpster diving on a grand scale. Anyway, point of story – she was from Glen Ellyn, which reminded us of you. The Glen Ellyn part, not the dumpster diving part.

  49. Sam
    8:23 am on September 27th, 2010

    Siber-H, you will be very (beautiful) handsome when you get back from the groomers. You know, all fluffy and stuff.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    8:23 am on September 27th, 2010

    BTW I have a (naturally) fluffed and bleached tail with lots of feathering. It is one of my best features, besides "the look".

    AJ, you look pretty comfy on that sofa, and we really like your poem. Barb says she will have to wait a while before imbibing.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    8:26 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb says I have to take a nap while she lays down on the sofa and rests her back, and reads a smidge of The Fallen Man.

    BBL

  52. Melanie
    8:30 am on September 27th, 2010

    Siber-H: Here's hoping you don't come back looking like a Chow.

    Alice: You look Marvelous!

    MagPie: Definitely shaken! Me thinks the Pack would enjoy dumpster diving. . .

    Riö: How could we hate you? Snide remarks would just add to the fun!

  53. Siber-H
    8:33 am on September 27th, 2010

    Sam, thanks for the words of comfort, but I like being a dirty dog.

  54. Siber-H
    8:34 am on September 27th, 2010

    CHOW!!!!

  55. dawson
    8:51 am on September 27th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: I hope your back feels better soon and: I like your tail. I leave you to figure out which remark goes to whom.

    Chow! Good thing I have some food in front of me, I was starting to get crabby and was going to criticize Rio's title and he hasn't even posted one yet.

  56. B.Stover
    9:04 am on September 27th, 2010

    I agree with Melanie that snide remarks (or any other kind of remark) would just add to the fun.

    Dawson, you're so funny!

  57. Wölfie Wigglebu
    9:31 am on September 27th, 2010

    "That's a Good One" would be an interesting title of a book. I'm not sure I'd vote for it though!

  58. Wölfie Wigglebu
    9:31 am on September 27th, 2010

    Get it?

  59. Riö - The Evil
    9:32 am on September 27th, 2010

    Contest!… I wonder if Spence is going to let us submit more than one title?…snort!…You think he would want to see as many ideas as possible….snuffle!

  60. Wölfie Wigglebu
    9:37 am on September 27th, 2010

    Pigs! As it turns out, the critter that tore up my front yard was not a wild boar, but our nasty neighbor's pet pit. (She has somewhere between 11 and 13)

    About four years ago, the neighbor's dog came on to our property and my best friend Sam bit it. (Serves him right). Mom jumped in the car, took the Muffin to the emergency vet an hour away, paid for all the bills, brought over cookies and cases of canned dog food. THEN this lady made a big stink with Animal Control, Sam got arrested, there were fines and invisable fences and the whole ordeal cost mom many thousands of dollars.

    All I gotta say is that Karma exists.

  61. Wölfie Wigglebu
    9:37 am on September 27th, 2010

    (11 and 13 pet pigs, that is)

  62. Riö - The Evil
    9:46 am on September 27th, 2010

    Wolfie!…Are you going to make your neighbors pigs pay for the damage they did to your yard???…grunt! …I say take it out in Bacon!…sniff!

    MagPie!… We are only about half way done with A Perfect Crime… snort!… We can’t tell if Rodger is insane or just too smart for his britches….grunt!…I’m starting to dislike Ned a lot – he cries too much…heh!

  63. Wölfie Wigglebu
    9:52 am on September 27th, 2010

    Alice Johnson – you are stunning!!! I think I'm in love.

    Rio – yes. I would like my neighbor to be responsible for the damage done by Porky. That darned pit tore up my entire front yard. It looks as if someone came by with a roto tiller. Now I have to nap on lumpy grass and dirt. Crap.

  64. Melanie
    10:03 am on September 27th, 2010

    I can understand having 10 pet Newfoundlands, but I would draw the line at more than one pet pig.

    Though the Pack would enjoy it mightily.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    10:19 am on September 27th, 2010

    Wolfie, Didn't you say in a prior post that some one shot that pig?

    Barb is moving around a little better, but it's probably just the drugs. I keep telling her to go to the chiropractor, but she wants to suffer.

    Read on Rio, you will figure out Rodger.

  66. Wölfie Wigglebu
    10:26 am on September 27th, 2010

    Nope. Dad wanted to, but mom said no.

  67. Barb & Maggie
    10:35 am on September 27th, 2010

    Now I remember, it was a skunk that got shot in Siber-H's neighbor's yard. Skunk and pig – not very close!

  68. Riö - The Evil
    11:00 am on September 27th, 2010

    Pigs!… I would make all 12 pigs pay big time!…snort!… Would good are pet pigs anyway?…snort!snort!

  69. B.Stover
    11:02 am on September 27th, 2010

    Do you like bacon Rio?

  70. Melanie
    11:05 am on September 27th, 2010

    Some how I don't think that pet pigs get made into bacon. .

  71. Riö - The Evil
    11:08 am on September 27th, 2010

    Stover!… I L-O-V-E Bacon!…snort!…Do you have any???….wheeze!

  72. B.Stover
    11:10 am on September 27th, 2010

    Actually I do have bacon in the frig. I don't always. I was thinking that Wolfie's neighbor (and what is the zoning law around there regarding pets?) may be inordinately fond of bacon rather than of pigs merely calling them "pets."

  73. B.Stover
    11:16 am on September 27th, 2010

    Did anyone watch the new tv series The Event? The pilot was on last week but I didn't see it. It's scheduled to be repeated on SyFy and Bravo (don't know what's going on with that) and the first episode is tonight on–I think–NBC.

  74. Riö - The Evil
    11:23 am on September 27th, 2010

    Event!…We did – we watched it…snort!….It’s right up your alley Stover!…heh!…Someone said we will see how long we can stick with it because it might turn into a Fringe sort of thing where we get lost in the time lines … snort!

  75. Mollypop
    11:31 am on September 27th, 2010

    Mom just finished reading the first chapter of the book – that had been posted a few days ago. She was ready to keep going but that was all there was. Bummer. But tomorrow her Kindle will have lots more for her to read.

  76. B.Stover
    11:32 am on September 27th, 2010

    Thanks Rio. I'll watch both the pilot and the first episode tonight. I can let you know what I think of it if you want me to.

    I just had a dialog box come up on my screen saying that my email account needed my username and password. I didn't fill it out but closed it. Then I clicked on the icon for my mail and it turned on as usual. Barb: Is that what happened to your sister? Yikes!

  77. B.Stover
    11:33 am on September 27th, 2010

    Mollypop: Do you think that TFAT will be delivered on the Kindle one minute after midnight?

  78. Mollypop
    11:40 am on September 27th, 2010

    I don't know when it will be delivered because I will be sleeping.

    Maybe we should stay up tonight just to see. Will you be staying up?

  79. Mollypop
    11:48 am on September 27th, 2010

    Mom is making a very good dinner. Red Hatteras wine, steamed spinach, nice chicken sausage from Sam's Dad's company, and most important, corn on the cob. Mom couldn't eat corn on the cob for a year or more. Now she has her nice new tooth and can't wait!

  80. Bluecat
    11:51 am on September 27th, 2010

    Siber-H – we pre-ordered TFAT and Louise Penny's new one, both out on the 28th, and arrival date is estimated 10-2 from Amazon. Bluecat won't do that again. Next time we'll go to B&N, go directly to B&N, not passing go, etc.

    Maybe we'll just have a few martinis till the books arrive…

  81. Riö - The Evil
    11:55 am on September 27th, 2010

    Martinis!…Where’s Wookie today?…snort!…When there is talk of Martinis he usually appears out of thin air!….grunt!

  82. B.Stover
    12:01 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Mollypop: I will try to stay up but don't know if I can. Enjoy your lovely dinner.

  83. Barb & Maggie
    12:02 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Bee, From the way Sally described it, she received an email, supposedly from her email provider, saying she needed to update all her information or her account would be closed in 24 hours. So she filled in everything they asked for, including her password. Then they were able to go in and change her password to something new and she was blocked out. Then they sent that bogus letter saying she needed money to every person in her contacts, and if you responded it was going to them rather than my sister. If you said you would help they were going to tell you where to wire the money.

  84. Barb & Maggie
    12:05 pm on September 27th, 2010

    That dinner sounds yummy. We are having something really simple, so Barb doesn't have to stand in the kitchen very long.

    No book delivery yet. Darn!

  85. dawson
    12:20 pm on September 27th, 2010

    No book at the post office today. :-(

  86. Melanie
    12:21 pm on September 27th, 2010

    MollyPop: I'm coming for dinner!

    Bluecat: Did you get my message posted yesterday? Your message came through and thanks!

    I just finished the part of T-FAT the posting came from!!!!

  87. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    12:26 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Did someone say martinis. What a stirring comment (sorry, I couldn't resist).

    Rio and SiberH: I've already got my cap on for tonight's game. Wookie

  88. Riö - The Evil
    12:51 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Wookie!… He never says Die!!

  89. Barb & Maggie
    1:02 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Dawson, Thank you for the tail compliment. I know you were addressing me, since humans are sadly lacking in that department.

    Barb says she is going to fix a cocktail and see if that helps her back. Couldn't hurt!

  90. Barb & Maggie
    1:14 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Wookie, I see that you are present. I never heard from you regarding The Fallen Man (or maybe missed it). Did you read that one? You are the one that introduced us to Tony Hillerman, so want your opinion. Will go bach and check out more. Our little library has a bunch of his books.

  91. Siber-H
    1:19 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Thanks for the heads-up Bluecat. Siber-H will also be going to the bookstore next time.

  92. Siber-H
    1:27 pm on September 27th, 2010

    I've got my cap on for tonight's game also. Jimenez is pitching and I want him to get his 20th win.

    RIO!!! The powers that be are making some sort of weird mistake and putting the Rockies games on one of my tv channels. I'll get to see the game just like yesterday. Maybe they figure it is the end of the season so what the heck.

  93. Melanie
    1:30 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Dan is enjoying The Tiger.

    He is doing well!

  94. Siber-H
    1:40 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Fantastic Melanie!!

  95. Alice Johnson
    1:41 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Sent in an email to Staff today.

    "You can't trust dogs to watch your food." (no attribution)

    So true.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1285627284-Alice food.jpg[/img]

  96. Melanie
    1:45 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Alice: that is SOOOOOO true.

  97. Sam
    1:50 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Darn it! Alice looks so regal. Why can't I do that? Rats.

  98. Barb & Maggie
    1:52 pm on September 27th, 2010

    AJ, I promise it would be safe with me! Hee.

  99. Wölfie Wigglebutt
    2:52 pm on September 27th, 2010

    **Pig.

  100. Wölfie Wigglebutt
    2:53 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Barb, I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  101. Melanie
    1:53 pm on September 27th, 2010

    B&M made the 100!

    I just missed

  102. Siber-H
    1:58 pm on September 27th, 2010

    I find myself agreeing with Alice. Dogs love cat food and cat treats…not that I ever get any…too much protein the vets say.

  103. Barb & Maggie
    2:38 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Melanie, First time ever, and a total accident!

  104. FattyKitty
    2:42 pm on September 27th, 2010

    I really think pigs are only good for one thing. But then I've never lived with one.

    We finished both Into the Dark and the first Louise Penny yesterday. Now we're starting Craig Johnson as recommended on the blog. The Sheriff is drinking and driving on the 3rd page. Hmmmm. Sounds like Alice's kind of guy.

  105. Riö - The Evil
    3:34 pm on September 27th, 2010

    SiberH!… Two games in a row!!! Way to go!…Let;s enjoy the last games of the season for the Rockies…sigh!…I bet Stover will be happy!..heh!

  106. B.Stover
    3:37 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Rio and SH: I'm sorry if the Rockies don't make it to the playoffs for you….Really, your commentary does not bother me.

    I'm watching the pilot of The Event. It is certainly not told in a linear way.

  107. Sam
    4:00 pm on September 27th, 2010

    B., is tomorrow still Cahors day? I have my Dad's review right here so we can comment together. One of the 2 he bought he really loved and will buy again.

  108. Alice Johnson
    4:05 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Sam, I think I look suspicious in the one at 6:41.

    However in the earlier one, with the poetry, there I look regal.

    Heh

    It's all in the eyes.

    Good luck to the Rockies.

  109. Bluecat
    4:06 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Hi, Melanie. Yes, I got the message that you got my message. Thank . If it doesn't work for you, maybe it will for other family members, or even the Pack.

    I want to be Alice Johnson when I grow up. She's regal.

  110. B.Stover
    4:09 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Sam: Yes, tomorrow is Cahors day. I'll take notes also and post them.

  111. Riö - The Evil
    4:16 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Event!…If “The Event” starts in any way shape or form to look like “Lost”, we are out of there!…snort! … I feel sad tonight watching the Rockies, even though this is not the final, final game….sniffle!

  112. FattyKitty
    4:17 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Alice out-regals me in every way. Curses! Try this Alice:
    http://tinyurl.com/cqbpcj

  113. Riö - The Evil
    4:23 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Artist!… Melanie’s daughter in-law to be doesn’t have any Pugs in her featured works of art….sniff!… I wonder why?… snort!

  114. Siber-H
    4:28 pm on September 27th, 2010

    She doesn't have any Huskies either, but she does great Newfs.

  115. Riö - The Evil
    4:28 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Fattie!… How funny is that Kat??…Hooo!…Oh my gosh, we both needed a good laugh tonight, thanks!….heh!heh!…Yeh! Try that Alice!…snort!

  116. Barb & Maggie
    4:34 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Rio, We saw one of the stars of The Event on tv today, and we believe she said it was 90% political espionage and 10% Lost. We have not watched it yet.

  117. Siber-H
    4:42 pm on September 27th, 2010

    WOO WOO CarGo!!!

  118. Riö - The Evil
    4:46 pm on September 27th, 2010

    CarGo!… He broke the ice, but Tulo is in a Slump…dammit!…All those other guys better wake up NOW!….grunt!

  119. Siber-H
    4:48 pm on September 27th, 2010

    To her credit, I don't think Alice would put a bag on her head and walk around like a dummy. That is a funny video.

  120. AGillustration
    4:50 pm on September 27th, 2010

    wow i come back in not even a day and all this! i dont think i can even keep up with this! lol ps alice if love that first pic u posted. i wanna paint it!!!

  121. Riö - The Evil
    4:51 pm on September 27th, 2010

    SiberH!…She’s been drinking Martinis all day, who knows what she will do!…heh!

  122. Riö - The Evil
    4:54 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Hey!…What about me SO?….snort!….WHAT ABOUT ME?….sniff!…Don’t you want to do a painting of ME?….wheeze!…It's Alice's Eyes, she's already hypnotized the new-comer…drat!

  123. Siber-H
    4:58 pm on September 27th, 2010

    You're right Rio. She did get a very early start on the Martinis. I wonder if she has given up catnip for Martinis.

    Hi agillustration!

  124. B.Stover
    5:03 pm on September 27th, 2010

    The Event is interesting. There are some flashbacks but it's not hard to follow. I've never seen Lost so I don't know about that comparison.

  125. dawson
    5:10 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Hi agillustration: I bet Alice would love to be painted. Nice ring, by the way. Congratulations to you both.

  126. Alice Johnson
    5:12 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Fatty Kitty,

    That bag cat is very funny. I was laughing out loud! Oh I mean LOL!

    Alice

    Who is rather proud of herself right now!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1285639922-small alice on chair.jpg[/img]

    This is the photograph that the poetry card was cropped from.

  127. Riö - The Evil
    5:14 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Hrrrrummmphf!…snort!

  128. Alice Johnson
    5:18 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Ring?

    How come I don't know about the ring?

    Dawson?

    Was there a picture that wasn't Alice?

  129. Alice Johnson
    5:18 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Hee hee hee Rio,

    Way to be jealous puglet.

  130. dawson
    5:25 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Rio: At agillustrations blog there is a story of a ring found inside a clam and a picture of the rock.

  131. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Artist-OS! …Here is one of me in my best outfit!…snort!…Don't you want to paint me too? …wheeze!…I've got other expressions if that is what you are looking for…heh!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1285641661-bowTiePartyGuy.jpg[/img]

  132. Sam
    5:44 pm on September 27th, 2010

    SO , you should paint me! Me! Me! Me!!

  133. wookie of chevy chas
    6:03 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie. I had to check with my dad about The Fallen Man because he first read it back in 1996 when it was first published. It was actually one of his favorites; very well plotted and a great twist at the end. Also the introduction of a new character, Bernadette Manuelito, who became an even more important character in later books.

    Rio, you really look sharp in a bow-tie. Wow!

    Wookie

  134. Siber-H
    6:11 pm on September 27th, 2010

    yeah, Rio. I think it is neat that some Aussies are coming here to play ball.

  135. FattyKitty
    6:11 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Will somebody publish SO/F's link again? I cannot find it and I want to read the story on the blog.

  136. dawson
    6:13 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Fatty: Just click on her blue name on the post at 9:50.

  137. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Going to bed and not getting up until April is a good idea…just as soon as we finish reading TFAT.

  138. Riö - The Evil
    6:37 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Baseball!…We still have to figure out who to root for in the play-offs!…Wooooo!…. The Twins are tickling my toes…snort!…But then there is that Alice factor!….grunt!

    Good Night All!…This means Artistic New Comers also!….snort!…Please all you regulars do your laundry regularly and keep those Nasty Bed Bugs Away – Because they do Bite! …dammit!…So take pre-cautions because you do NOT want Rockie and His Gang of Hillbilly friends in your house any time soon!…heh!!!

  139. FattyKitty
    6:38 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Wow that hooping that AG does is super cool. How do you make your own hoops? I wonder if there is someone in Billings who could teach me that? I would be the grooviest cat in the country.

  140. dawson
    6:48 pm on September 27th, 2010

    AG does make that hooping look effortless.

    My eyelids are closing. Good night.

  141. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:26 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Am I the only one who noticed that Wolfie says he is in love with a KAT?!

  142. AbbietheKitty
    7:35 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Wolfie has exquisite taste!

    Goodnight all

  143. dawson
    10:28 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Oh, I mean Alice. I’m a little distracted right now as I just realized the Tigers are not making the playoffs – no way no how. Waaah.

  144. FattyKitty
    10:44 pm on September 27th, 2010

    You win the grin contest Rio. The Cheshire Cat has nothing on you.

  145. Staff
    10:50 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Poor Andrea,
    She has no idea the ego’s involved here.

    Thanks Dawson, I saw that lovely ring. I love the swirl on the band. I looked at her blog yesterday but it wasn’t up yet.

    Rio, you Dog you…looking good with your black tie.

  146. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Surely Melanie warned Andrea what could and would get started on this blog.

    I know that Spence knows by now that every time he drops a little hint or a big hint about something that it will take off here.

  147. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on September 27th, 2010

    SiberH!…Did you see the batting helmet fly off the Aussie at first!…heh!heh!

  148. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Wookie!…All I need is your perfect Martini to finish the portrait!…snort!…That Alice and her hypnotizing eyes!…grunt!

  149. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on September 27th, 2010

    Grunt!…Even the Dodgers aren’t that excited about winning…sniff!… We are going to bed now and probably not getting up till next April…grumble!…If only life were that simple…sob!

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