R.I.P. Ernie Banks

Mr. Cub. One of the greatest players from the greatest era in baseball.



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145 Responses to “R.I.P. Ernie Banks”

  1. O'Howlers
    8:35 am on January 24th, 2015

    R.I.P. Mr. Banks.
    Good morning, all. It is a Happy Husky Morning here at Howling Arabians.
    S-N-O-W !!!!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:35 am on January 24th, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! Wow, another great has crossed the bridge.
    Saturday, so soon. Well then, have a salubrious Saturday.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:36 am on January 24th, 2015

    Twins, again! And thanks for the fence info!

  4. Masquers
    8:43 am on January 24th, 2015

    Sad news from Chicago. RIP, Mr. Cub.

    Good morning, Howlers, HOH, and all.

  5. Meashka
    8:48 am on January 24th, 2015

    HOH, I received an undecipherable email from you in the Snowhook Dogs mailbox.
    Did you really send that?

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:07 am on January 24th, 2015

    OH, oops was trying to confirm. Will try again.

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:41 am on January 24th, 2015

    Even I know who Ernie Banks is. One of the all time greats! RIP Ernie.

    Quiet day here, but snow arrives tomorrow. Barb says we must go out and do a little lawn maintenance before the snow. I think she means poop patrol.

    Some garden seeds arrived in the mail yesterday. We will be sending 4 tomato seed packages off for Gary to grow for us. Trying one new one for us named Arkansas Traveler. It is an old heirloom variety. Any of youse gardeners grow it before?

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    9:59 am on January 24th, 2015

    We have tons of snow coming down here. Mama says it is an indoor day for sure. She has already threatened Gramp with the wrath of dog is he so much as thinks about shovels, snowblowers or brooms.

    And Sage is just mad that he can’t sneak out the door today. Heh heh

  9. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:07 am on January 24th, 2015

    Sage is our FOD. Great picture!

    Did we ever find out what breed of dog our new poster is?

  10. B.Stover
    10:30 am on January 24th, 2015

    Ernie Banks, known as Mr. Cub, hit 512 home runs during a 19-year career. He was 83. (No, I didn’t know this….I had to look him up.)

    Sage is purely beautiful!

    Good morning all.

  11. Sage
    10:35 am on January 24th, 2015

    Awww – Prof Bee. Can I come live with you? No one here appreciates me.

  12. T.C.
    10:45 am on January 24th, 2015

    Sage, you are gorgeous!!!

    And no, you cannot come live with me. This is a one-cat home.

  13. MTMP
    10:48 am on January 24th, 2015

    Good Saturday morning, another day of mom trying to figure out what to do with herself. There is a job fair that she should check out. I will nose her in that direction.

    I keep forgetting to mention how much we have enjoyed looking at blueKat this month. What a beauty! You know, for a kat.

  14. Mollypop's Mom
    11:01 am on January 24th, 2015

    ML, I sold my house in 2009 and bought a condo in ski country. No upkeep for me. The homeowners association takes care of that. Then last year I moved back to Amherst and rented an apartment. Now I have moved again, this time to downtown. Still no upkeep. This doesn’t suit everyone, but it works for me.

  15. B.Stover
    11:02 am on January 24th, 2015

    Sage: Of course! Come share my easy chair.

  16. B.Stover
    11:11 am on January 24th, 2015

    ML: I’ve lived in a condo for years. The association fee (which is around $280 per month) covers all maintenance–lawn, snow removal, any repairs to the exterior. There is a clubhouse with pool and sauna and activities such as playing cards. There is also a monthly wine club. Pets are allowed but live-in children are not. You could consider volunteering at your local library. Hospitals also use volunteers.

  17. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:12 am on January 24th, 2015

    Good morning ML. Glad to hear that you are going to get out there and enjoy the day.

    Regarding the discussion last night about broiling. I don’t use the broiler here. It makes a mess in the oven and sets off our smoke alarm. The usual method of cooking steaks or chops is the outside grill when weather permits, or stove top the rest of the time. I have two seasoned, heavy, black cast iron skillets that work great for this. I cook over high heat with just a little butter or oil to coat the bottom, then do 3 mins. and flip. Usually it’s 3-3-3, and the steak is med. rare. 3-3-3-3 for a think cut chop or 8 oz filet. Then, of course, the meat is taken off the stove and let rest for 5 minutes or more before slicing.

  18. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:23 am on January 24th, 2015

    I still live in a single family home, but this place seems easy peasy after 5 acres in the country and an old farm house.

    I have a once-a-month clearing service and do most of my own yard work. Hate to weed-wack so I pay for that. And then Josh does all my snow shoveling which is a big help and cost savings.

    I want to stay in my home as long as possible, because the gardening is so important to me. It definitely is my therapy and I couldn’t be happy without it. I have a heavy does of farming genes in my blood, I guess.

  19. Diane C.
    11:27 am on January 24th, 2015

    Good Morning All and Happy Snow Day to those of you experiencing one.
    So sad to hear about Ernie Banks–one of the first men I thought handsome when I was a little girl (based on baseball card photos). At least he had [a] good innings (in both senses). Having just finished reviewing my HOA’s revised CC and Rs (OK except for excessively generous contracts with G_d-cursed cable TV providers), I can tentatively endorse the value of having a HOA take care of maintenance. As long as you don’t mind subsidizing other folks’ insane viewing preferences.
    Hmph. Have a great day, everyone.

  20. dawson
    11:33 am on January 24th, 2015

    Snow in Anchorage! That is great news and I hope it keeps falling for days.

    Sage: You are beautiful.

    BStover: I’m making you a chocolate cream pie.

    Thanks for the memories. Ernie Banks never played in a post season game.

    ML: Why not just rent? If something goes wrong you can call the landlord.

  21. Kat
    11:33 am on January 24th, 2015

    Good job, Awesome Dawson! Our new head-lite collars have arrived from Canada. They are so wonderfully made, AND the package included a bag of cookies for each of us us us! Also, a keyring light for Mom. I gotta tell my godmom Leslie to get these collars.

  22. B.Stover
    11:42 am on January 24th, 2015

    Dawson: My favorite pie! Thank you.

  23. Staff
    11:45 am on January 24th, 2015

    I just went back to see who posted what last night and accidently posted there. Grump. Oh well. If you are interested you can go see it. It has a link to funny music too.

    Off to email Eileen.

  24. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:45 am on January 24th, 2015

    Landlord!….Ugh! Do not remind my friend that she is a landlord…sniff!…Today she had to go “have a talk” with her renters. How much do you think a painter would charge to paint a bathroom? This would include the woodwork and the ceiling…grunt!

  25. B.Stover
    11:45 am on January 24th, 2015

    C.Hobbit: Regarding the broiler–I don’t use mine. You could consider a toaster oven which I find works wonderfully…and efficiently. This, of course, is for meals that don’t require a large oven.

  26. O'Howlers
    11:51 am on January 24th, 2015

    We do use our broiler, and our big ugly broiler pan. We line the pan with aluminum foil, which keeps that bottom part clean, but our top part is ugly too, Hobbit. We overheard Pop saying he wants to look for a new, smaller one, since they only usually make one small steak at a time, and split it.

  27. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:57 am on January 24th, 2015

    Rio, $150.00?

    I think Dawson has a great idea. Rent a small home with a small fenced yard. Then you have room for the dogs and no repair costs. Still have yard care costs if you don’t want to do it, but it’s got to be less expensive than 42K.

    Diane I know HOA is Home Owner’s Assoc., but what is CC & R?

  28. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:58 am on January 24th, 2015

    The George Forman grills work nicely too.

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:23 pm on January 24th, 2015

    150!!….Zow! For one small bathroom?….grunt!

  30. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:34 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Just a guess. They want about $25 to $30 per hour, and even though it is a small room, there is set up time, and then cutting in and trim work take time. Probably almost as much time to do a bath as a dining room or living room.

    Remember I got 2 bids of about $500 to wall paper the bottom half of two bathrooms. Labor only!

  31. O'Howlers
    12:37 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Our new head-lite collars, lit up (in daylight so you can’t really see how bright they are).

  32. BearSpiritDog
    12:44 pm on January 24th, 2015

    C C & Rs = Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions

  33. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:56 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Thanks BSD.

    If you click on the picture of the collars you can see how lit up they are. Nice!

  34. Herd of Hounds
    12:57 pm on January 24th, 2015

    OH; in the ad for those they are really visible after dark! Good idea.

  35. Sage
    1:01 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bee – Blurred by and noticed that you and Charlie were already curled up in your easy chair, so….maybe not right now. I already have to share this house and lap space with those two freakin’ Corgis and Charlie is substantially larger…especially with those ears.

    Rio – we had painters come in to do Gramp’s den and bedroom. This included ceilings, woodwork, repairs, wallpaper removal in one room and inside closets. It was $1200.

    The painter is the one we have used for the house, kitchen and dining area, so he gives us a good deal. He did say that bathrooms tend to be expensive if he has to do ceilings (waterproof paint and prep)and if it is a small room because it means painting into nooks and crannies. He would rather do a straight big room like the den.

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:03 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Geeze!…Louise!…There goes all my treaty money…grump!

  37. Herd of Hounds
    1:03 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Staff, the music was good but those shades…gotta go :)

  38. Basil
    1:16 pm on January 24th, 2015

    HEY! I’M the beautiful one around here!

  39. O'Howlers
    1:17 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Here are the new Canadian collars not lit. Heh! They are salty, but worth it, becausethey are so well-made.
    Thieves! Does your musher use these on the team? They sponsor a few kennels. It would be great to have them sponsor Snowhook.

  40. Thieves!
    1:18 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Staff: We are going to add your agreement of our culinary genius from last night to our glowing recommendations.

  41. Thieves!
    1:21 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Howlers: The Giant and the Lady are always looking for lights for the team. Some things don’t work at all, others get a good-enough review. Those are fancy collars.

  42. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:23 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Does salty mean expensive? Have never heard that term before. Must be PA Dutch?

  43. O'Howlers
    1:25 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Thieves, KarenRamstead recommended these to us, and us being the Siberian super-sled team types, we had to get these lights. We can honestly say they are high quality. The company loves sled dogs and kennels. Hopefully, they sponsor more than just Canadian teams, but just in case, we think you should practice singing Oh Canada.

  44. O'Howlers
    1:34 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Salty does mean expensive. We thought everyone uses that term?
    Thieves, we here are always willing to help our fellow super sled teams, so we hereby invite you to move the entire Iditarod down here, where we have more snow. Heh heh heh! We are getting more tomorrow night! Yeehaw!!!!

  45. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:43 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Howlers, We have only heard salty used to refer to food containing a lot of salt, or as salty humor, meaning risque. Anyone else?

  46. Thieves!
    1:45 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Howlers: Canada! Did you know the Giant lived in Quebec when he was a young man and speaks French?

  47. O'Howlers
    1:52 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Woo Hoo!!!!! Be sure and share that data with Head-Lites company, Thieves!!!!

  48. Basil
    1:58 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Chers Makers Collar – se il vous plaît parrainent Snowhook Kennel et leur donner tous les colliers gratuits. Et si vous voulez, se il vous plaît envoyer cataire pour moi.

  49. BearSpiritDog
    2:06 pm on January 24th, 2015

    That would be So Cool to have Head-Lites sponsor Snowhook!!

  50. Masquers
    2:09 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Basil: Lol. Now you are just showing off. btw: you look more like a sage than a basil…no wonder I’m so confused.

  51. Staff
    2:28 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Would someone please post the link to the dog pages? I lost them.

    sorry Rio. Please do not put me in the dog house.

  52. B.Stover
    2:30 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Regarding “salty” meaning expensive: During the Middle Ages in England, salt was expensive. A container of salt was placed on the “high table” where the nobles sat and could use it. The servants ate at lower tables and were “below the salt” and could not use it. Thus salt was connected with “class” and status.

    This reminds me of another expression: “sweet” meaning a bargain. I’ve heard my students use it.

  53. Staff
    2:37 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Would someone please post the link to the dog pages? I lost them.

    sorry Rio. Please do not put me in the dog house.

    DAWSON, when you wake up, How about we sponsor Quig together since Twig, his brother, is taken…

    Picture of Quig..

  54. B.Stover
    2:59 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Staff: Here is a link to the Snowhook dogs.


  55. Siber-H
    3:07 pm on January 24th, 2015

    R.I.P. Ernie Banks…sniff
    He was one of the great ones.

    I was going to ask about the George Foreman Grill but Barb already mentioned it. It would work for those rare days here that we can’t cook outside. Mom never uses the broiler because she doesn’t want to clean it.

  56. dawson
    3:17 pm on January 24th, 2015

    I bet about 1/2 the world who has broilers don’t use them because of the clean up. Our broiler is broken and I very occasionally miss it. Our steaks are cooked in a toaster oven.

    I see from the Snowhook dog site (thanks B.Stover) that Chet and Bernie share a picture. Does that mean they are a two for the price of one deal?

    Staff: I am still in negotiations with other Plunderers about other dogs. I do not want to over extend myself so I must decline sponsoring Quig at this time. Although if you start him out, I’m sure I can find a token $20 in the pants of the man who lives in this house.

  57. O'Howlers
    3:34 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Thanks for that most explanation of the term “salty”, Bee. Of course we already knew those facts of its origin.
    Mom said we are lying, while we say we are just embellishing the truth.

  58. O'Howlers
    3:35 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Thanks for that most excellent explanation of the term “salty”, Bee. Of course we already knew those facts of its origin.
    Mom said we are lying, while we say we are just embellishing the truth.

  59. T.C.
    3:45 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Kat tells me it is Cat Day on this here blog.

  60. c.hobbit
    3:47 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Sage: you are beautiful. I can’t resist cats with pink noses.

    So the potential adopter of one of my mama cats is out-of-town for 3 days. The adoption keeps being delayed. The problem is that the cat and I have become very attached. {{{sigh}}}

    I still have the scary mama cat but I still can’t get too near her much less pet her. She is no longer under the bed 15 hours per day but it is discouraging that she hasn’t become more used to me. Someone is/was interested in her and was willing to have a cat that pretty much lived in a closet but they have 2 dogs so I don’t see it working.

  61. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:50 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bee, I think when the kids say sweet, it doesn’t just mean a bargain. It also mean “cool”. My 24 and 26 year old nephews use it all the time, and Josh occasionally. The boys sometimes just respond with that one word comment, in place of excellent, cool, awesome. They also use the word sick in the same way. Look at that car, it’s really sweet/sick”.

  62. Diane C.
    3:51 pm on January 24th, 2015

    B, M and L–Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (you, know, the rules).

  63. Basil and Sage
    3:52 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Woo hoo T.C.! Come on, the rest of youse fine felines, lets get your pics up too.

  64. B.Stover
    3:55 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Barb: When they say “sick” do they mean that it isn’t “cool”?

  65. Diane C.
    4:01 pm on January 24th, 2015

    O’H–Gawgeous collars (and they look like they would actually be functional, too–not just decorative.
    B, M and L, B. Stover–Do you remember an old song “Let me be your salty dog/Or I won’t be your man at all..(etc.)”?
    Which sense of salty would apply here? (It seems like neither say much for the speaker’s character)

  66. Diane C.
    4:03 pm on January 24th, 2015

    …that should have been “neither says much about the speaker’s character”. Too much time on hand and too few typing skills…

  67. Herd of Hounds
    4:08 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Todos Uds. me parecen locos. Espanol, no frances! Rose, ?verdad?

  68. Mollypop's Mom
    4:13 pm on January 24th, 2015

    B, sweet and sick mean the same thing to teens.

  69. O'Howlers
    4:13 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Regardez qui parle

  70. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:15 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bee, No, sick and sweet both mean the same thing. Sweet doesn’t bother me, but I don’t like sick. Both mean cool, rad, awesome, sharp, neat, groovy, cat’s meow. Just depends on your generation, I guess.

  71. dawson
    4:16 pm on January 24th, 2015
  72. B.Stover
    4:17 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Diane C: I’m not familiar with that song but “salty dog” was a slang term referring to experienced sailors and it was a compliment. I vaguely remember…from somewhere…that salt was used on dog’s coats to get rid of fleas and because salt was expensive it was only used on special dogs. Again, that would be using “salty” as complimentary.

  73. B.Stover
    4:20 pm on January 24th, 2015

    How in the world can “sweet” and “sick” mean the same thing? I wonder how that use of “sick” began….

  74. O'Howlers
    4:20 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Staffie, please check your SDD.

  75. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:30 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bee, I agree. When I first heard kids saying “that’s sick”, I thought it was a negative, but no. Example – “Did you hear that band, they’re really sick”, meaning extremely cool. To me, it means gross or disgusting. Don’t know how it got started.

  76. Diane C.
    4:36 pm on January 24th, 2015

    B. Stover–thanks for extending the metaphor (although with the flea reference doesn’t that make it something like “let me be your (expensive) fancy man”)?

  77. B.Stover
    4:36 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Okay, I looked it up. “Sick” meaning something positive is an auto-autonym similar to “wicked” and “bad” taking on positive connotations. Here’s a link to the explanation:


  78. B.Stover
    4:40 pm on January 24th, 2015

    That should have been “auto-antonym.”

    Diane C. is making me laugh.

  79. O'Howlers
    4:41 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Diane, Wikipedia had an article that is similar to what Bee said, but they said that the salty dog is the favorite dog. So “let me be your salty dog” means let me be your favorite man.

  80. Herd of Hounds
    4:41 pm on January 24th, 2015

    For a while “bad” was used as good. Very confusing.

  81. dawson
    4:42 pm on January 24th, 2015

    In this song the word “salty” means angry:


  82. B.Stover
    4:49 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Isn’t English wonderful.

  83. B.Stover
    4:57 pm on January 24th, 2015

    I don’t know why but I really like the fact that F. Scott Fitzgerald used “wicked” to mean “wonderful” in Far Side of Paradise. (And why do I prefer Flappers to The Good Wife?) I’ll stop now.

  84. c.hobbit
    5:06 pm on January 24th, 2015

    If it is cat day on the blog, here is Blossom, a beautiful gray tuxedo cat.

    Prof B: what is the deal with gray and grey? Same word, different spelling?

  85. Herd of Hounds
    5:11 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Isn’t one spelling more English and the other more American?

  86. dawson
    5:14 pm on January 24th, 2015

    BStover: Is Flappers a television show?

  87. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:16 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Thanks for the interesting article Bee.

    That cat is really sick, Hobbit. And I mean that in only the best way.

  88. Herd of Hounds
    5:23 pm on January 24th, 2015

    As long as y’all are sharing kats today, here are mom’s grandkats…Tucker on top and Tess in the black coat.

  89. B.Stover
    5:35 pm on January 24th, 2015

    HOH is correct. “Grey” is preferred by the English and “gray” by Americans. Both are derived from the same Old English word “graeg.” Here’s a link to an article:


  90. dawson
    5:36 pm on January 24th, 2015

    CHobbit: I love Blossom, the tuxedo cat, and your descriptions of cats.

    Basil: Whoa! I thought Sage was beautiful until I saw your picture. What a looker you are. Sage does have those intelligent eyes though.

    T.C. I missed your picture the first time around. Another very handsome cat.

    If Snowhook had had those headlight collars in 2010, Whitey-Lance may never have gone missing!

  91. B.Stover
    5:43 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Dawson: I used “Flappers” to refer to the generation of women after WWI. “The Good Wife” refers to the generation of women after WWII. Flappers seem to have been independent but The Good Wife was dependent on her husband and apparently preferred it that way. Of course, that’s a gross generalization and it’s a project that I’m still working on. (The “project” is to figure out the reason for the difference.)

  92. dawson
    6:13 pm on January 24th, 2015

    BStover: Thanks for explaining. I remember a discussion about this on the blog, now that you mention it. Oddly enough, I googled “Flappers”, and it was a television show shown in Canada in the ’70’s.

  93. O'Howlers
    6:45 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bee, that is a very interesting poject. We are most anxious to know what you find.

    We love all of today’s cats, and are hoping for more. Zeus especially hopes for more. He really loves cats.

  94. O'Howlers
    6:46 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Damn paws. project!

  95. O'Howlers
    7:03 pm on January 24th, 2015

    We had so much fun this evening. All of us Howlers wore our new lites, and the ‘rents wore their headlamps, and they were snowshoeing all over our fields, while we Howlers ran around and played. What a fantastic family night. Now we are lying about, and Pop is making steaks and there are turnips, parsnips, and carrots in the oven.

  96. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:04 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Chatty!….Youse guys are very Chatty-Katies today…snort!…I like it, but right now I have nothing clever to add….heh!

  97. c.hobbit
    7:12 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Rio: you sick (as in ill not as in good)? Having nothing clever to add must be a first for youse.

  98. c.hobbit
    7:14 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Going over to my sister’s to shovel. She gets back from her tour of Vietnam on Monday. She is quite the traveler and Vietnam was one of the places she always wanted to see.

  99. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Negotiating!…My friend was in bathroom-painting negotiations and then her phone died…sniff!…So she is charging it up while we are watching 12 Monkeys…snort!snort!…The Syc-Fi series is nothing like the original and most excellent movie. But it is still an amazing concept and very entertaining…yeeep!

  100. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:16 pm on January 24th, 2015

    CHobbit!….All is well errr sick!…snorkel!

  101. O'Howlers
    7:20 pm on January 24th, 2015

    We have another Snowhook Race Dog sponsored: Josephine! She is sponsored by the fabulous Drew Sisters. AWOOOOOO!!!!

    We still need another $100 for Melanie, and another $50 for Doc.

  102. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:23 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Dilemma!….So if all the adjectives for Bad are used for Good, what words do we use for good stuff?…grunt!

  103. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Howlers!….WoOOOOOooooOOOO HOOOOooooOOOOOooooOO!….Youse guys are doing the most sick job I have ever seen getting the team(s) sponsored!….chuffle!

  104. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:26 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Ooops!…In my Dilemma statement I meant to type, what words do we use for Bad Stuff?…sniff!

  105. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:32 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Broiler!…I can’t stand it – I have to get in on the Broiler discussion…sniff!….My friend used and abused the broiler last summer when she roasted her harvests of green chilies in the oven under the broiler…snort!…It smelled up the house in a very Hot way, and the paint bubbled up on the stoves hood thingy…heh!heh!…Her mother said, “Never Again!” So now my friend does not grow chilies in the garden she buys them from the frozen food section of the grocery store..heh!heh!…Everyone seems happier about this, even the stove…chuffle!

  106. dawson
    7:35 pm on January 24th, 2015

    I’ve been told the NHL All-Star Skills Competition is on television right now and the All Star game is tomorrow. These are must-see shows according to the man who lives in this house. Especially the skills competition.

  107. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:37 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Rio, how much do you think the bathroom paint job should cost?

  108. BearSpiritDog
    7:44 pm on January 24th, 2015

    We here are Taking a Break from All Sports…that is…Until Next Weekend.
    Rio: On Your Recommendation will watch 12 Monkeys…the Series.

    Nobody likes to Clean the Broiler. Plus, the way Someone here cooks, there is always the Chance of Fire.

  109. Mollypop's Mom
    7:45 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Dawson, once again the Hockey God, Sydney Crosby, is not playing.

  110. BearSpiritDog
    7:46 pm on January 24th, 2015

    However…when you talk of Broilers, you Talk of Steaks…and THAT is Making Me Hungry.
    Later Gators.

  111. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Cost!…Well when it was mentioned that painters get 30.00 an hour someone here decided it might be a $150.00 job…snort!…before that she was thinking 75.00…grunt!…Goodbye my good friends I call treaties…sniffle!

  112. O'Howlers
    8:08 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Speaking of steaks and broilers, Pop broiled filet mignon tonight!!! It looked and smelled delish, but those selfish ‘rents did not share a lick of it.

  113. Martha
    8:08 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Out here in western mass, “wicked sick” is something good. “Wicked bad” is bad. “Random” is something peculiar and carries negative connotations. But that could all change next week.

  114. O'Howlers
    8:17 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Here are the links to the Snowhook Dogs, in case anyone needs them:
    Race Dogs: http://snowhookdogs.blogspot.com
    Otherwise Dogs: http://snowhooksotherwisedogs.blogspot.com

    Pledges of money should be emailed to snowhookdogs@gmail.com. You will receive a reply, explaining where/how to send in your money.

  115. B.Stover
    8:18 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Rio: There are many words for bad things…many with four letters.

    I have to research “random” next.

  116. O'Howlers
    8:18 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Carpola! I forgot that I can only post one link at a time.

    Here are the links to the Snowhook Dogs, in case anyone needs them:
    Race Dogs: http://snowhookdogs.blogspot.com

  117. c.hobbit
    8:18 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Rio: when I paint a large room, it usually takes me between 15-20 hours. Prime coat and 2 paint coats plus any patching and sanding that needs done. I don’t tape unless I am doing stripes; I fortunately still have good eyesight and a steady hand so to me taping is a lot of work for nothing. A bathroom would probably take me a full day easily if ceiling and trim are involved. When you hire it done, you are getting a professional and the results should be top grade.

    I’ve painted enumerable rooms and homes for my friends but my painting days are drawing to an end and I anticipate hiring work done in the future in terms of my current house. I loved painting all the years I did it but now it seems to be a little more work than enjoyment. I used to paint 10-12 hours a day on multiple rooms or rooms needing special painting techniques with only candy bars for sustenance as I hated stopping for a proper meal. Now I try and limit myself to 4 hours/day so as to not aggravate my hands or back.

  118. O'Howlers
    8:19 pm on January 24th, 2015
  119. O'Howlers
    8:19 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Pledges of money should be emailed to snowhookdogs@gmail.com. You will receive a reply, explaining where/how to send in your money.

  120. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on January 24th, 2015

    CHobbit!…Is that your way of calling my friend a cheapskate?….chorkel!snuff!

  121. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on January 24th, 2015

    SiberH!…Come in out of the cold and snow and check your SDD…gruffle!shiver!

  122. dawson
    8:34 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Mollypop’s Mom: I hear Sidney Crosby would rather have a week of rest rather than play in the All-Star game.

  123. Thieves!
    8:41 pm on January 24th, 2015

    A four letter word that can mean something bad: Belle (as in Starr).

  124. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bad!…As Plunderers we have come up with all kinds of new words…heh!heh!..I’m sure we can come up with a new Bad-Ass word which covers quite a bit of bad stuff…sniff! …Poop is already one of my favorites, but not nearly as bad as it could be. Unless it’s Beau’s poop and then it is really bad and always in a high place….guffle!

  125. dawson
    9:10 pm on January 24th, 2015

    That’s one of my favorite bad-ass words, especially lately.

  126. Siber-H
    9:37 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Rio, Yark!
    I replied

  127. Tupper's Mama
    9:47 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Anyone else love the old Julie Andrews movie “Thoroughly Modern Millie”? The villaness’ favorite cuss word is “Pook!”. We use that a lot.

  128. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Well!…Poook!…snort!…It would have to grow on me. Any other suggestions?…sniff!

  129. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:52 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Yes, random is another new one the high school kids are using. It’s tiring trying to keep up.

    So Rio, is your friend going to do the painting herself? Barb always has a hard time paying for something she can do.

  130. MTMP
    9:56 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Bee, here is our thoughts concerning flappers and good wives. The women after WW I were just getting their first taste of some freedoms and enjoyed living it up. The women of WW II had endured many hardships in having to fill in for the men and were glad to have them back. Maybe.

    We seem to have above average looking kats on this here blog.

    BTW mom got a job today. Don’t know when she will start as the store is not finished. Cashier at Kroger, or as some of you might know it, Fred Meyer. Beats nothing, I guess.

  131. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Paint!….My friend loathes painting….gah!and Pook!

  132. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on January 24th, 2015

    WWII!….We here recently finished a book by our new second-best author, Karen Joy Fowler, about women in a small town during the aftermath of WWII…snort!…They worked in a test-kitchen testing recipes for stuff like bisquick and cereals…heh!…Then the owner/boss formed them into a baseball team and they traveled to other really small towns in hopes of meeting men, because there were so few of young men right after the war…wuffle!…What a great book. Amazing writing, and so very funny and touching…sniff!

  133. Tupper and Gilly
    10:02 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Macy – maybe your mom will get an employee discount on treaties!

  134. MTMP
    10:09 pm on January 24th, 2015

    discount! I bet she didn’t even ask about that!

  135. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:17 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Rio, we will check out that book.

    ML, Good luck and remember, baby steps.

    Night all.

  136. Wyatt
    10:17 pm on January 24th, 2015

    MTMP: Congrats to your maw on her new gig! We here are proud of her.

    Golinka: My Lady said something about beads hanging straight, whatever that means. She says she and Bev rented the movie and watched it together when she was in high school. She says it one of her favorite MaBella memories.

  137. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Barb!…The book is titled, “The Sweetheart Season”…snort!…If you do read it, read every word please…heh!heh!

  138. Siber-H
    10:34 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Macy’s Mom, Congratulations on your new job.
    We have Kroger here but it is called Smiths.

  139. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Cashier!…Excellant news!…snort!snort!

  140. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Krogers!…Here it is called King Soopers or City Market in the mountain towns….snort!….Why? I have no idea.

  141. Staff
    10:41 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Out at the farm there is a road that is called (by the people who have lived there a long time) the Kroger Road. It has an official name too which is County Road 14. It is the road the Kroger delivery man from Mayville used to use. There hasn’t been a Kroger store there for the 25 years I have lived there. Must have been back in the 40’s and 50’s. Or earlier!

    Congrats on the new job ML. I hope you have fun and meet lots of nice people.

  142. ALR
    10:43 pm on January 24th, 2015

    MTMP….Fred Meyer’s! Fred started put where I live in Portland, Oregon with what might these days be called a fruit stand at what is now called a Farmer’s Market downtown, Portland. I have been shopping at a Fred Meyer’s store my whole life. The grocery checkers seem to always be there a long time, so I hope that means it is a good and fair place to work. You take care! And congrats. I buy a lot of the Kroger’s Private Selection brands they carry and am always pleased.

  143. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on January 24th, 2015

    Staffie!…Today at a rare family function my friend saw your doppelgänger!…snort!…Yes! An exact duplicate of YOU! She was so over-come by the striking resemblance she actually went up and introduced herself to You. But this person was not you and was not from Minnesota and was not even related to the family….bummer!grunt!…But my friend says it was like looking at you face to face…heh!heh!

  144. c.hobbit
    12:47 am on January 25th, 2015

    Rio: your friend is smart not cheap. I am just saying that a bathroom would be a full day’s work and it is not minimum wage work (probably). If I was visiting, I’d do it for free like I do all my painting jobs.

    ML: congratulations!!!

    I have watched Thoroughly Modern Millie a couple of times; once fairly recently as it was on a channel that shows old movies and TV shows. I spend so much time watching repeats of favorite TV shows, it is hard for me to bother with current ones.

  145. Mama Meash
    7:02 am on January 25th, 2015

    Once again, I fell asleep mid-thought. Sorry I never stay awake to even bid youse Sweet Dreams.
    Rio, I received your SDD and responded.
    Macy’s Maw, Congrats!!! Sometimes, getting out to a job is the best excuse to get up out of your warm, cozy bed, and interact with people. We do not have any Krogers in my neck of the woods, but when Mom used to have to travel to Little Rock all the time, her co-worker who travelled with her, never missed the opportunity to go to Krogers to buy peanut butter. He insisted it was the best in the land. Sadly, Mom was not a big peanut butteress in those days, so she never tried it. Nowadays, she loves peanut butter, and she loves almond butter even more.
    Did I digress? Hmmmm I guess it’s time for my cawfee.

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