Quacky Baseball

“Should we post the cover of Quacky Baseball?” Admin says. “It’s coming out February 22.”

“Why not?” says Spence. “I read it, by the way.”


“Love the inside joke you put in there. Maybe we should run a contest about it.”

“Heh-heh, as someone would say.”



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113 Responses to “Quacky Baseball”

  1. Melanie
    9:03 am on January 7th, 2011

    Have to get this for my two guys!

    I noticed that Tupper and Gilly said “Hello”!

  2. B.Stover
    9:28 am on January 7th, 2011

    Hey, a contest! Blast….I bet I won’t understand the inside joke. Heh! (used in a different sense by the same “someone.”)

  3. dawson
    9:31 am on January 7th, 2011

    Good morning Melanie:
    Tupper and Gilly even told us a story.
    I”ll have to get the book to spot the “inside joke”.
    Off to work.

  4. dawson
    9:32 am on January 7th, 2011

    Good morning B.Stover:
    You take it easy today. No heavy lifting. 🙂

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:34 am on January 7th, 2011

    Yeah, right. Last time they were going to have a contest, did we all get excited, or what? Barb spent mucho time thinking about book titles, and let me tell you, that did not come easy to her brain! She is a numbers person, not creative at all.

    Book cover does look cute. Maybe Barb should get it for grandson’s 5th b-day in May.

    Here are some interesting facts we got from Barb’s morning emails: there are more chickens than people in the world (Rio should love that).

    A cat has 32 muscles in its ear. Staff are you listening? No wonder they can hear those mousies!

    Racecar, kayak and level are all palindromes – spelled the same from back to front and front to back. Bee should like that.

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 am on January 7th, 2011

    Quacky!…Finally! Finally! FINALLY!… Woooooo!….I’ve been waiting for this picture book since last April when he told us about it….grunt! ….At that time he said it was coming out Opening Day (of baseball) So it’s coming out a lot earlier than I expected, finally! Yes!Yes!Yes! ….snorkel!

    Insider!…Now I am curious as a Kat as to what the inside joke is ….snort!…I wonder if it’s something about this here blog?…heh!

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 am on January 7th, 2011

    Joke!…Did everyone catch Spencer’s joke when he said “I read it, by the way”? ….What a clown…sneeze!

  8. B.Stover
    10:06 am on January 7th, 2011

    Good morning everyone.

    Welcome Tupper and Gilly (T&G). The movie Queen starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II also had corgis.

    B&M: I love the palindromes!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 am on January 7th, 2011

    Queen Elizabeth and Corgis are inseparable. Although Barb likes the Cardigans better (the Corgis with a tail).

  10. Siber-H
    10:53 am on January 7th, 2011

    The cover of Quacky Baseball is cute!! Mom is going to buy me my own copy. I’ll let her read it. Are we going to “get” the inside joke?

    Rose, Welcome and I hope you will join us.

    Barb, are there more people than goats in the world? Please say that there are.

  11. Mollypop
    10:59 am on January 7th, 2011

    More than 100 books have just become free on the Kindle:


  12. Siber-H
    11:02 am on January 7th, 2011

    TYB, Don’t feel bad about your shaved legs. I have had a shaved place on my nose and have gone everywhere with it, daring anyone to say anything. I had a bit of a skin infection on my nose. It is now healed with ointment and oral antibiotics, but the vet got carried away with the shaver.

    I am glad that you are fully recovered. We were all very worried for awhile.

  13. Tupper & Gilly
    11:06 am on January 7th, 2011

    Good morning all. Hi Melanie-we are so glad you told our Mama about this blog. You were right, these are all great Dogs, Kats and humans to talk to. But let’s not tell Basil and Sage – those two rotten kitties will want to hog the computer all the time!
    B.Stover – thanks for mentioning “The Queen”. We want Mama to get that so we can see if they cast the right Corgis to play our royal relatives. (Gilly says she would have been perfect for the role, but she doesn’t even have ANY acting training, she just likes to show off)
    And Barb – if there ARE more goats in the world than people, then just point us at them. We’ll herd them up to proper formation! Nobody likes goats in chaos!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:06 am on January 7th, 2011

    Siber, I would be almost certain that there are fewer goats than people in the world. Thank dog!

  15. Rose
    11:09 am on January 7th, 2011

    Good Morning, Siber-H!

    I am here at work, looking out the window at the snow falling…We just went through this last weekend!

  16. Siber-H
    11:11 am on January 7th, 2011

    Good Morning Rose! You can send that snow my way.

  17. Rose
    11:19 am on January 7th, 2011

    Not a complaint, Siber-H…I love the snow too. I guess it has to do with me being a winter baby and all!

  18. Siber-H
    11:25 am on January 7th, 2011

    I’m glad you like the snow. That means you are a sane person. Maybe you could share some snow then?

  19. Siber-H
    11:26 am on January 7th, 2011

    Mollypop? Did the Russians get out of town?

    BBL sigh

  20. Rose
    11:32 am on January 7th, 2011

    Yes, I would love to share….

  21. Staff
    11:51 am on January 7th, 2011

    It is snowing here also, Mr Husky. It has been snowing every weekend for about 2 months. If it is Friday it must be snow.

    Heh heh (As Alice Johnson would say)

    By the way, Tupper and Gilly.. I have a message for Basil and Sage. It is from Alice Johnson.
    “Kats are wonderful on the ChettheDog blog. Go for it you guys. Just tell your staff to get you your own email addy and you are in. Then you can join Alice Johnson,that’s me, AbbietheKitty, Gus and BooBear and Bluecat. We are totally cool”

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:55 am on January 7th, 2011

    Rose!…Keep that snow all to yourself!…grunt!… I don’t need any more. I already have enough of the crappy cold icy stuff to deal with…snort! …I’m sure Tupper&Gilly can vouch for the fact that lots of snow is not fun when one is trying to do one’s business….wheeze!

  23. AbbietheKitty
    11:57 am on January 7th, 2011

    Golly gee, now we will have to read that Quacky book to find out what the joke is. It must be about the blog or he wouldn’t put it up there. Would he? He is such a teaser. Of course I could be a little egocentric. Just maybe…

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:59 am on January 7th, 2011

    Staff!… First the AbbieTheKat is you, now you are claiming to be Alice Johnson….snort!….Will you ever get your identities straightened out?….grump!

    Kats!… No herbed Kats allowed on this here blog….grunt!

  25. Alice Johnson
    12:25 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio, darling, If the Kats want in the Kats will get in. I guess you are going to have to learn how to get along with us.
    As someone we know and love would say.

  26. Alice Johnson
    12:28 pm on January 7th, 2011

    I wonder if Chet will have a Kat friend in The Dog Who Knew? Boy that would really ‘frost’ Rio.

    Heh heh

  27. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:43 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Very cute cover. Wonder what the inside joke is.
    Hello Rose and Tupper and Gilly.
    On PBS Masterpiece this Sunday they are starting a series named “Downton Abbey.” It sounds kind of like Upstairs, Downstairs. Dame Maggie Smith is in it and I really like her.

  28. Rose
    12:56 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio, a little snow never hurt anyone!

    Hello, Mollie!

  29. Staff
    1:01 pm on January 7th, 2011
  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:02 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Alice!…Chet would never allow a Kat to be a real character in one of his adventures…snort!….Get real Kitty Kat!…grunt!

    Rose!… I’m guessing your legs are a tad bit longer than mine and you use an indoor toilet…grunt!…So I have to disagree with you and tell you once again to keep that snow to yourself….wheeze!

  31. Mollypop
    1:10 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Siber-H – The Russians should be gone by now. They had a police escort to the airport and were being separated onto 2 flights.

  32. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:24 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Staff, we loved the video. Kats can be very entertaining, so long as you do not have to live with them every day. That picture of Alice Johnson is beginning to weird me out. I know she is sending subliminal messages. Hmm, lunch time, anyone have any tuna?

  33. Sam
    1:29 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Gilly, don’t give up on getting an acting role. Take it from me, there’s hard work involved. Practice, practice, practice.

    I am going to play the part of Princess when Chet and Bernie’s second book, To Fetch a Thief, is made into a movie.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:37 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Staff!…That was a very long video about Kats. It did confirm my suspicions about Engineers….yawn!…. I am hungry for tuna for some reason…sniff!

  35. Melanie
    1:50 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Whew, I think it takes longer to take down the Christmas decorations than to put them up. Thank goodness for Jesse (our go-to-guy).

    Snowing like mad here. The Pack was exiled to the play yards for the un-trimming, though it probably would have taken less time if they had helped, and are beginning to look like Landseers.

    Have to check out the free books and youtube.

    Hi T&G!

  36. Melanie
    2:02 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Boy did I need that laugh! That is so much like my engineer nephew!

  37. Melanie
    2:07 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Well, the free books are interesting but not for me.
    On the other hand I click on the next video on the video and got more cats.
    That was fun.

  38. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:07 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio, we both seem to want tuna, I still say it is Alice Johnson.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:32 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Quacky!…Do authors do picture book signings?…snort!… I just had a vision of Admin sitting behind a very small table signing a bunch of 3 – 5 year old kids copies of Quacky Baseball …heh! snort! heh!

  40. Gus and BooBear
    2:38 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Funny, funny video!! Imagine how Dad must feel when he has to say how many cats he has (usually he says he doesn’t know).

    T&G, we think corgis are super cute. Mom has read all the Sneaky Pie Brown series. She also thought they ruined it when they made the movie. We sure hope that doesn’t happen with the C&B books.

    SiberH, was ur Mom a husky fan before you or are you the reason she got interested in husky rescue?

    Melanie, Mom saved the picture of your side yard with the stream and snow and is using it as her wallpaper on the laptop. Dad is very impressed.

    2:58 pm on January 7th, 2011

    T & G, You are cute little guys! Thanks for the offer to herd up those goats. We have 2, Stormy and Sandy (AKA Baby Goat), who live here with Me, Barb, the Chickens and a few rats. The goat girls are gone for the winter and Barb says when they come back, we may have an explosion of goats. Evidently there is a Billy where they are wintering, so who knows what could happen. Goats usually have 2 kids, so that means we coud have six goats next spring. We may need your help. Rio and Siber are not going to be happy with us!

  42. Siber-H
    3:09 pm on January 7th, 2011

    G&B, Mom has always been a Husky fan. She wanted one when she was a little kid, but her folks got a Cocker Spaniel. When mom turned 18, she adopted a Malamute. There was then a series of other kinds of dogs..like a German Shepherd, Australian Dingo, mixed breeds, and a Border Collie. Her first Siberian, a female, she adopted from the pound. My folks are very thankful that all their dogs have lived to old age with them.

    Yes, when mom adopted me, she got into Husky Rescue. Like all Rescue groups, she found out that they needed help, and she also learned how many Huskies end up in the pound.

  43. Siber-H
    3:11 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Eeeek!!! More Goats!!

  44. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:29 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Does anyone read Laura Levine? She writes mysteries that are hysterically funny and she has a C A T with Alice’s attitude named Prozac (referred to as Zoloft by her Mom.)

  45. B.Stover
    3:31 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Six bottles of Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Malbec just arrived. I think I’ll have a glass in a bit.

    Haven’t looked at the video or Kindle book list yet.

  46. Mollie (a black poodle)
    3:40 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Wookie: I read Laura Levine. I love the cat’s name. Her books are really funny and I love the e-mails her Mom & Dad write her! I read she was a TV comedy writer.

  47. Debbie LM
    3:53 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Mollie – did you read her latest story in the Christmas collection with Joanna Fluke? She goes to Florida to see her parents and it is laugh-out-loud funny

  48. Staff
    3:56 pm on January 7th, 2011

    OOO A new author. Thanks Wookie. Top on my requirements for authors is a sense of humor. I will look Laura up.
    I have been knitting lately as I am out of books.
    Mr.Staff got me the whole list of Heechee books by Frederick Pohl for Christmas and I have grown to old for those adolescent male fantasies.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:03 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Wookie!…Does this Laura Levine write real mysteries? Or are they sort of fluffy?…grunt!

  50. Mollie (a black poodle)
    4:08 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Debbie LM: No, the last one I read was “Death of a Trophy Wife.” I didn’t know she wrote a newer one.Laura Levine is one of the few authors I laugh out loud when I read her books. I love her conversations with Prozac. Her Mom & Dad are so funny too.

  51. Mollie (a black poodle)
    4:19 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio: My boy just phoned. He says the 49ers just hired Jim Harbaugh to a 5 yr. contract. Press Conference at 3:30 pm(our time) at Palace Hotel. I am surprised. I thought he would stay at Stanford. Don’t know how much money yet. Everyone is very excited around here!!!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on January 7th, 2011


  53. B.Stover
    4:46 pm on January 7th, 2011

    On Sunday on BBC America from 7:30 to 8 PM, there is a “Behind the Scenes” of the King’s Speech.

  54. Mollypop
    5:56 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Now that the Russians are gone, the next big thing in Buffalo news is about the trial starting for the guy who beheaded his wife.

    I’m sure this will make national news. He’s claiming spousal abuse and is on his 4th lawyer.

    We just turn on the news for our entertainment. You can’t make up stuff this good,

  55. Debbie LM
    6:12 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio, Laura Levine is a bit ‘fluffy’ but Wookie, Maury and I all laugh out loud with her asides about eating/losing weight/resolutions/dating/parents and of course the murder mystery she is involved in sleuthing. She wrote for the Bob Newhart Show among others and is just fabulous at timing and a really funny read.

  56. B.Stover
    6:17 pm on January 7th, 2011

    I downloaded The Socratic Dialogues for free onto my Kindle. Thank you Mollypop.

  57. Alice Johnson
    6:22 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Unfortunately staff has been checking out youtube and watching some blog made by engineers. She picked me up out of my warm (by the radiator) box and started bouncing me up and down and kissing me over and over again. It was very annoying as I had been trying to take a refreshing nap.
    To give her a hint I turned my head and pushed her away. She then blew in my ear!!!
    I gave her a gentle little tap on the head with my right paw. She stopped blowing and looked at me. I raised my paw and looked right back at her.
    She put me down.
    She did not say she was sorry.

    I am going to have to talk to Abbie about the stuff she posts on the blog. Engineers may talk but they know NOTHING about Kats.

  58. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:27 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Debbie LM: Thanks for the info re the book. I think it is named Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies and I am going to read it.

  59. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:34 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio: Harbaugh will get 25 mil. for 5 yrs. He has his work cut out for him as he will have no quarterback.

  60. B.Stover
    7:10 pm on January 7th, 2011

    In Laura Levine’s novel This Pen for Hire she describes a character as a “geeky guy with slicked-down hair and white socks, a veritable poster boy for pocket protectors.”

    What are pocket protectors?

  61. Melanie
    7:10 pm on January 7th, 2011

    I’ll have to look at the Laura books, if I ever get my Kindle back. Yup, Zoë has snatched it. She’s reading Franklin & Eleanor by Hazel Rowley. She says she can see the page and it doesn’t hurt her hands.

    (there goes that Christmas present!)

    Staff: I sent the link to my sister (mother of the Engineer). I found the guys youtube channel and we sat watching 3 or 4 videos. My favorite was something like “Christmas Laser Cats” or “Christmas Cats Lasers”. It ends up with a fur ball. I thought Riö would enjoy that.

  62. Melanie
    7:13 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Think 1950’s men shirts. In the chest pocket, where men kept their pens or lead pencils, there was a plastic case that kept the spilt ink from getting on their shirts.

  63. B.Stover
    7:38 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Thanks Melanie. It looks like Zoe will need a Kindle for her birthday.

  64. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:52 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Certainly no offense meant, Bee, but sometimes I have to wonder if you have been living in a cave. Like I said, no offense meant, just sayin….

    Mom is getting more interested in the Kindle idea. She does not buy books except at the Half Price Books, and then very infrequently. If there is a good selection of free ones, however that might be different. Unfortunately, she has already had Christmas, birthday and anniversary for the year. Long dry spell until she has another gifting occasion. *sigh*

  65. Barb & Maggie
    8:00 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie, I hate to tell you this, but it isn’t just 1950’s men who used pocket protectors. Barb’s boss’s husband is so geeky that he sometimes has a poctet protector on each side, filled with pens,etc. He wasn’t an engineer, but he worked for Com Ed in some sort of a field engineer type job. He is retired, but couldn’t give up the pocket protectors!

    Bee, don’t any professor types use them?

  66. Barb & Maggie
    8:03 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Macy, I know what you mean, Bee seems a little “sheltered” at times, but like you said, not in a bad way.

  67. Mollypop
    8:04 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Do they still make pocket protectors?

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Pockets!…. My friend says she used to work with some older gentlemen who used to wear pocket protectors…snort!…This was back when she worked in the Geek Industry, like Molly’s mom used to… heh!… Scoff if you will, but those geeky guys and gals made poodles of money…wheeze!

    Mollie!…For 5 million a year for 5 years, we here think he should be the quarterback for the team as well…grunt!

    Melanie!…I am not watching any more Kat videos today, ever!….grump!…Those Engineers deserve those Kats!…grunt!…Staff needs to squeeze Alice a lot harder and make her squeal like a rabbit!…heh!

  69. Melanie
    8:08 pm on January 7th, 2011

    MollyPop: I checked . . .

  70. Melanie
    8:09 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Riö: I would be Kareful about suggesting any Kat squeezing to Staff.

    Alice might LOOK at you.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Molly!…Every time I hear about the guy who beheaded his wife, I will think of you…snort!…You’re right, real life is stranger than fiction…ugh!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie!…Alice doesn’t scare me…sniff!…Bring it on Alice! Squeal like a rabbit you fluffy tailed hypno!…snort!

  73. B.Stover
    8:23 pm on January 7th, 2011

    I’ve never known professors or anyone else who wore a pocket protector.

  74. B.Stover
    8:25 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Interesting way of selling pocket protectors. I wonder what some of the “joys” of wearing one are.

  75. Mollie (a black poodle)
    8:28 pm on January 7th, 2011

    I didn’t know they still made pocket protectors.
    Macy & Barb: Yes, I agree,but B. will learn a lot of misc. info from the blog.

  76. Alice Johnson
    8:30 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Well, if you insist.

    Danger to all….

  77. Melanie
    8:31 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Gus & BooBear: Tell your mom that I’m glad she likes the picture. It is usually beautiful out here. Except when it’s all slushy, but that won’t be for months.

    MollyPop: When you say the man is on his 4th lawyer . . . the other three still have their heads, right?

    Siber-H: I’m glad you found your forever home and that your mom helps others find theirs.

  78. Melanie
    8:32 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Poor Riö, he’s not going to know what hit him after seeing Alice’s mesmerizing eyes!

  79. Tupper & Gilly
    8:33 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Godd Evening Everybody. That cat video was pretty funny, but we would have liked it better if at least one of those cats got really, really wet. Mama uses a spray bottle on Sage when he picks on us – he’s a baaaad kitty. Basil’s ok, for a cat. Gilly likes to use him as a dust mop. If she finds him sleeping on his side, she takes his whole head in her mouth and drags him around the floor. Basil will just look up at Mama and ask her to Please – Get This Puppy Off My Head! He’s too lazy to do much else about it.
    Barb and Maggie – we would love to come and herd your goats, but we are cute little ladies, not “guys”.(Well, Tupper is a lady – Gilly is a tomboy)
    Rio – we do agree with you about personal issues and the depth of snow, but ladies just don’t discuss that type of thing.
    And we like Laura Levine, but our favorites are MC Beaton and Agatha Christie. Tuppence is even named for one of her characters.
    Basil and Sage are just named for herbs.

  80. Mollypop
    8:46 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie – Ha ha! The pocket protector web site. While I liked the Full Monty, I think the Instant Geek Package is something no home should be without.

  81. Staff
    8:55 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Dear BStover,
    I would think your physics professor friend would have one. At least for his lab coat. He does have a lab coat doesn’t he? For when he rolls things down the hallway…

    Dawson got pocket protectors for Dad from American Science and Surplus. Love that site.

    Here is a sample item…


    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

    Literally. These clear, plastic-tubing faux-specs start in your soda, wrap around your ears and eyes, sit on your nose and end up in your mouth. You slurp and your drink zips around your face and into your yap. The last word in sophisticated beverage consumption. Made of 1/8″ and 1/4″ tubing, the slurp-parts detach for when you’re not drinking. Some folks here believe we got this, despite the fact that it’s in perfect working order, because the package says “It’s suck-sational!”

    93590 SILLY STRAW
    $2.95 EACH

  82. Mollypop
    8:55 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie – Ha ha again. The man’s lawyers still have their heads. This has to be a difficult case to defend.

  83. Mollie (a black poodle)
    8:57 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie: What day did you post the picture of the stream and snow? I think maybe it had beaver tracks. I wanted to copy it and now I can’t find it. It is so pretty maybe I can figure out how to put it on my desktop.

  84. dawson
    8:59 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Pocket Protectors: I found a surplus store that had 3 pocket protectors for a dollar and gave my dad a few packages for Christmas a few years back. “Finally, something I can use,” he said. Saves shirts from those leaking ink pens.

  85. bluecat
    9:02 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Swear to God – Mr. Bluecat attended an engineering school in the 60s. At freshman orientation there was talk about how to dress, i.e. no white socks with dark pants. He still puts pens in his shirt pocket and sometimes the ink comes out and sometimes it doesn’t. No pocket protector since he married mom.

  86. Staff
    9:04 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Hey Dawson, didn’t you get those pocket protectors from American Science and Surplus???
    Or am I remembering incorrectly?


  87. Tupper & Gilly
    9:08 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie does have some wonderful pictures of her area of the world in snow, in sun and even in flames. Maybe she could put up some more….?

  88. Barb & Maggie
    9:08 pm on January 7th, 2011

    T & G, We were just sort of using you guys in a generic way, but we will remember from now on to say you gals.

    We should all chip in and buy Bee a pocket protector. What do you think?

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Alice!…You forget, I have those special glasses that Molly ordered for all the Agents last year…heh!…You have no power over me girly Kat!..snort!

    Gilly!…I really like your idea of a mop!…heh!…That is one excellent use for a Kat!…chorkel! …The fact that you guys like Agatha Christie is a big notch in how much I like you…snort!…We here Love Hercule Poirot….sneeze! …We have all his books and have read them twice, but that was a long time ago. Hmmm, maybe it’s time to pull them out again….grunt!…Nope, our stack of unread books is way too big to do that sort of extravagant thing…sniff!

  90. Melanie
    9:13 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Mollie ABP: I’m not sure and now I’m not sure which one I used. Too much de-decorating . . . I’ll try to find it tomorrow.

    Staff: THANK YOU! I used to buy from those people. I haven’t gotten a catalog from them for awhile, I get every other catalog in the world that I don’t want.

    Love the geek glasses.

    Bluecat: that is funny. I remember when MIT decided to have classes for scientists and engineers in dancing and how to act at social events.

    Man, I’m losing it.


  91. Tupper & Gilly
    9:19 pm on January 7th, 2011

    But Rio – if you use “the little grey cells” overtime, you can read the new books AND the oldies but goodies. Our favorite is Murder in Mesopotamia – what’s yours?

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Fun!…We are slamming Engineers and there is no one to fight back with us…snort!…Well, there is Mr. BluKat, but I bet he just stays hidden for the evening…heh!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Tupper!…I love them all as much as the other!…snort!…No actual favorites that I can think of. We both just love Poirot so much that anything he does is excellante!

  94. Tupper & Gilly
    9:27 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio – we really like the Poirot movies with David Suchet too

  95. dawson
    9:33 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Staff: Yes, that was where I got them. Funny, I had to go look those pocket protectors up. They are still there but they cost 3 for $4.95 so I was really splurging when I bought that present. Now thinking I should get some more…

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on January 7th, 2011

    History!… If anyone likes American History and mysteries, you should check out the show called, Brad Meltzer – Decoded…snort!… We watched the first show and are now hooked on it. Stover, you can catch these shows On Demand if you want …grunt!…The first show was about the missing cornerstones of the Whitehouse and the Capital buildings. Those Masons get blamed for everything…heh!

    Tupper!…My friend says David Suchet was her actual vision of Poirot that came to life for her after years of reading the books…grunt!…She is still amazed when she sees David play the part of Poirot to such perfection…ahhhh!

  97. Siber-H
    9:36 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Bluecat, Mom’s dad was an aeronautical engineer and my dad is a civil engineer. My dad has never used pocket protectors and, yes, ink sometimes ends up in the pockets.

    We do, after all, have engineers in our blog family. Pocket protectors would have saved some shirts.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on January 7th, 2011

    SiberH!…You need to lead your Civil Engineer paw to the American Science and Surplus website and save his white shirts!…snort!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on January 7th, 2011

    SiberH!…He doesn’t wear white socks with short dark pants, does he?…heh!

  100. Tupper & Gilly
    9:57 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Good night all – sweet dreams of pocket protectors

  101. Siber-H
    10:01 pm on January 7th, 2011

    No, thank dog, Rio, He doesn’t wear white socks with short dark pants.

    Mom will have to check out that website first. She doesn’t know yet if she should show it to dad or not. He likes science toys…had to have an atomic clock for Christmas.

  102. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 pm on January 7th, 2011

    What a fun day. We do go off in some strange directions at time don’t we? What started the pocket protector discussion – was it the engineer/cat video?

    We are about ready to call it a night. As Melanie says TTFN, except tonight she said TTNF. What does that mean?

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Crapola!…The Dark Side again….sigh!…My friend just ate a whole Godiva chocolate bar in front of me!…snort!….She’s never done that before. In fact I didn’t think she even liked chocolate that much…sniff!…I don’t think she is her self tonight, except for the fact that she did not give me any of it, that is like her alot…grunt!

    Melanie!…She is a bit dyslexic herself and doesn’t know it…heh!…TTFN- usually means, Ta Ta For Now, but in Melanie’s mind it means Till Tomorrow For Now…snort!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Opps!… I kept the letters in the right order TTFN, But Melanie uses them otherwise like this TTNF…sniff!…It might mean, ‘Till Tomorrow Night Fossils!’…heh!…Or something like that…grunt!

  105. B.Stover
    10:33 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Our physics professors use laptops in class and labs. No ink pens. And don’t waste money on one for me. I have a Mont Blanc and it doesn’t leak (not that I ever put it in my pocket.)

    I’ll check out that show Rio.

  106. Siber-H
    10:40 pm on January 7th, 2011

    I think it is more the engineer types that put the pens in their pockets.

    Well, mom just ate two chocolate cookies. I didn’t get any either. I never do.

    Good Night All!!

  107. Barb & Maggie
    10:51 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Rio, I know what TTFN means, just wondered if TTNF meant something different. Sort of like the Fossils idea.

    Good night all you Fossils!

  108. Staff
    10:51 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Melanie, Glad I could reconnect you with AS&S. We love their site and I just knew you were an AS&S kinda gal.

    Night everyone. Oh and Rio, you have a new blogger to slobber tonight at number 100. Lucky you.

  109. B.Stover
    11:03 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Good night all.

  110. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:12 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Hey y’all! Mom and Dad just got home from his basketball game. His team lost 🙁 The good news is that they lost by enough points that everyone on the bench got to play, which is good for Mom. She takes photos of all the boys playing, then puts together a page of individual and team photos for each player at the end of the season. Sometimes she has trouble getting enough photos of some of the benchwarmers and she has to beg Dad to put them in — but the coach is loathe to do that if it’s a close game!!!

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on January 7th, 2011

    Funny!…We are staying up for awhile watching an old move called, Funny Girl with Barbara Striesand …heh!…Does anyone else think she is the most beautiful girl in the world in this movie?…snort!… We just love her and my friend says she even wore her hair in a page boy style just like Barbara when she was younger…heh!…(Lots younger)…sniff!…I myself, love Barbara’s voice…sigh!…I could listen to it forever and ever and ever. Which reminds me, where is my warm soft bed at anyways?…snuffle…off I go to sleep while the great one sings…ahhhh.snorkel… Night everyone…

  112. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:31 am on January 8th, 2011

    Could someone please tell me where I could get a pocket?

    Macy out.

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