Story Idea?

“How about,” says Admin, “a story about an email that gets caught in a spam trap and is desperate to get out?”

“You’re proposing,” says Spence, “to write a story from the point of view of an email?”


“Didn’t sleep well last night?”

“And he can feel his electrons slowly deteriorating inside him – literally making him meaningless!”

“Your email is a he?”

“Very much so.”

“It’s not too late to go back to bed.”



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123 Responses to “Story Idea?”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:56 am on October 7th, 2011

    Well, we don’t have any clever comments about the story line so will just say good morning!

    Barb is off to CLL2 for the day.

    Hope the art show goes well. Can’t wait to see pictures! BBL

  2. B.Stover
    9:03 am on October 7th, 2011

    I’m cracking up. The personification of an email message. How about something similar to Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” with the protagonist waking up one morning as an email trapped in spam. The things he could see…..

    Good morning all.

  3. bluecat
    9:11 am on October 7th, 2011

    Creative juices are flowing. Enjoy your weekend all.

  4. dawson
    9:18 am on October 7th, 2011

    Good Morning All.
    Bluecat: It is great seeing you in your avatar. Such graceful beauty.
    Well really Admin! I’d rather see another Chet and Bernie novel.

  5. Masquers
    9:34 am on October 7th, 2011

    BlueCat, Dawson and B, Good Morning!
    As Barb&Maggie say – We will BBL
    Going a mysterious trip today

  6. Rose
    9:47 am on October 7th, 2011

    Greetings All!

    B: You made me LOL! I had to read “The Metamorphosis” when I went back to college…Maybe a story you could write for the Mercantile?

    Masquers, my friend: Wondering where you will be going…I myself am on the road to Mudville. I’m getting ready to stab a ball-point pen in my heart….

    Dawson: Congrats to the Tigers! Not that I’ll be watching any more baseball, but being from the NE, I’ll have to root for Philly.

    BlueCat: It is very nice to see you finally. You are a handsome kat indeed!

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 am on October 7th, 2011

    Admin!….What do you bet Admin finallychecked his Spam directory in his email account and found some old emails that he never read?….sniff!….Now they are totally meaningless and he feels bad for not replying to them. Maybe one in particular really got him going and this strange story idea popped into his head…grunt!

    Cars!….Melanie is going to go buy a new car today….snort!….I hope she stays away from those Ford Focus pieces of crap!…grunt!….We had to go test drive one of those mangy cars this past week with her mother. My friend hates those cars, especially the dorky looking hatchbacks….sniff!…This morning she wrote and told me she saw one of those hatchbacks totally creamed in a great big accident on the highway….wuffle!….Cars were backed up for miles and miles and the driver couldn’t possibly have survived the crash….snuffle! ….Melanie! Please do not buy a Ford Focus….grunt!

    TIGERS!…WOOOOOOOOO!…Both the Yankees and the Red Sox are NOT going to the WORLD SERIES this year!….WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!heh!heh!…cough!…I’m pyched big time!!!!…cough!

  8. OleyHowlers
    10:05 am on October 7th, 2011

    Good morning, All.
    Bluecat, I agree with all who are happy to see your avatar.
    Rose, welcome aboard. You chose wisely our friend (we hope).

  9. Tyb
    10:10 am on October 7th, 2011

    Tell Melanie to look at Subarus. They are great cars and they run forever. I had 180,000 miles on my last one and it was still running great when I got rid of it because of electrical problems. Subaru ran an ad campaign once saying the best way to get rid of the new car smell is to get a dog. I sent this picture to them and they used it on their web page. Obviously that’s me driving and the back window shows a photograph of Blou that was printed on vinyl and has been on the car for 5 years.

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 am on October 7th, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!….I can speak for my friend in saying that we will only buy another Subaru if my car finally decides not to run anymore….snort!….It has 111,000 + miles on it right now and it pretty much smells like Me!….chuffle!

  11. Rose
    11:08 am on October 7th, 2011

    Hi OH: Keeping my fingers crossed for Philly. If the World Series winners can’t be the Yankees, I want that pennant flying proudly in the city of Philadelphia!

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:20 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Playoffs!….Wow! Both games this afternoon and tonight are going to be fun to watch….snort!….Of course I want the Snakes to win for the West. I will root for the St. Louie Cardinals with my pal Wookie! The Bonus being that Rose is rooting for the Phillies…heh! heh!…Both games are DO or DIE situations! This makes for very exciting baseball…wheeze!

    Weekend!….Is everyone at a party that I was not Invited to?….wuffle!

  13. Siber-H
    12:33 pm on October 7th, 2011

    I’m rooting for the Phillies in today’s game because Halliday is pitching. After today, I don’t know.
    Naturally, I’ll be rooting for the Snakes.

    I can say this because I was rooting for the Yankees last night: They must have taken lessons from the Rockies on how to leave runners on base, and the Yankee’s pitching was miserable.

    We like Subarus. Melanie is buying a Honda Element. Hondas are good cars also. I wonder how many Newfs can fit in a Honda Element. The floor of a Honda Element can be washed out with a hose. A very good feature for Husky or Newf hair.

  14. OleyHowlers
    12:42 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Siber, thanks for rooting for the Phils. Mom went to work with her Phillies shirt on today. Two excellent pitchers tonight…our paws are crossed.

    We just checked out the suburu webpage. Pop thinks that might be a contender for our next huskymobile. Our current huskymobile is only used to transport us and for Mom when it snows. Its a jeep with a lot of miles on, and warning lights that scare Pop. He won’t take it for a long trip, which is what we want to do.

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:42 pm on October 7th, 2011

    SiberH!….The Snakes play at 3:00 today, right?…snort!

  16. Siber-H
    12:47 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio, 3:00 today is correct. Maybe your friend can leave the busy place early to watch it with you. It is going to be a great day for baseball!

  17. Snowhook Bella
    12:56 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Our Subaru has 212,000 miles on it. It smokes, it complains and the “Damnit, check your engine lights!” hasn’t stopped blinking for the last several thousands of miles. It’s a good car.

    Tyb: I love Blou’s sticker in the window. Maybe Melanie will do the same with a sticker of each of the pack in her new car.

    I agree with Dawson. Chet and Bernie mysteries are a far better storyline than a rogue email.

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:20 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Yeep!…I will have to try and find my little headphones so I can listen to it on Gameday….snort!….My friend will not be able to get home early today….sniff!

  19. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:27 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio — thanks for rooting for St. Louis. Although if it winds up being the Snakes versus the Cardinals for the NL championship, I will be torn. Actually, it is nice having two teams you like playing against each other. I already have that on the AL side with the Tigers and Rangers. Hmmm, tough choices.

    As regard Admin’s idea above, I actually have a slight variation to suggest. How about a story about an unfinished story line trapped in the spam filter/mind of a recalcitrant author. Kind of analogous to what was suggested above. In other words, Spence, could you please free the Astrid story from the spam filter of your mind! Wookie

  20. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:30 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot on the auto point. The Wookiemobile is a 2000 Volvo Cross Country stationwagon, with a little over 100,000 miles on it now. Volvo is good too, but may be a bit pricey. Wookie

  21. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:32 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Of course, your standard Volvo cross country fresh off the lot doesn’t come equipped will all the spy gear that Rio and I have installed in the Wookiemobile, not to mention the hot wings heater. James Bond, eat your heart out. Wookie

  22. Barb & Maggie
    1:37 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Barb says if St. Louis is playing she will cheer for them. She grew up in STL during the time the arch was being constructed. Plus her mama was a die-hard Cardinal fan till the time that she passed 10 years ago,(and who knows, maybe she is still up there cheering!). Yea, Cards!

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:47 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Wookie!….We’re still on for the World Series game, right?…snort!..You were going to zip by and pick up SiberH and I for the big event…chuffle!…Can’t wait. I’ve got my snack money already in my little knapsack…heh!slurp!

  24. Masquers
    1:49 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Wookie: St. Louis fans here also.

  25. Snowhook Bella
    2:03 pm on October 7th, 2011

    In the spirit of cheering, I’m rooting for Tema Golinka for the art show this weekend. Go Stinky Mama!

  26. Snowhook Bella
    2:03 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Should be Team Golinka, not tema…sheesh.

  27. B.Stover
    2:14 pm on October 7th, 2011

    I took some pictures today.

  28. B.Stover
    2:15 pm on October 7th, 2011
  29. B.Stover
    2:16 pm on October 7th, 2011
  30. Tyb
    2:25 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Nice shots, B. We haven’t had much color in the trees yet, and the rain is knocking the
    leaves off already. I actually had to scrape ice off my windshield this morning. That’s the second time this month already. I love the fall and hope it lasts.

  31. Siber-H
    2:35 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Stover, Those are beautiful photos. Mom likes the one with the water in it best.

    Way Cool! We are going to the World Series! If the Snakes make it to the Series, we can stop by and visit Chet and Bernie.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:37 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Photos!…Nice shots Stover!…snort!

    Stinky!….Team Golinka!…heh!snort!heh!….I like it!…Go Go-Linka! …chorkel! ….I hope she is selling lots and lots and having a good time too!…snorkel!

  33. B.Stover
    2:45 pm on October 7th, 2011

    If this works, here are two pictures for Tiger fans.

  34. B.Stover
    2:46 pm on October 7th, 2011
  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:54 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Royal Mum: We add our congratulations to all the others for a Fabulous Weekend! You are the Best and don’t you forget it!!!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    2:55 pm on October 7th, 2011

    B: Love those Autumn pictures!

  37. Staff
    3:43 pm on October 7th, 2011

    B, Your autumn pictures are fabulous. That is what I was looking at yesterday as I drove around. I decided that autumn was a danger to me as my eyes were NOT on the road enough. Then when they were on the road they were following the blowing leaves, not the other cars. DANGER!!!
    One time I was driving under some locusts and the tiny egg yellow leaves were spinning down and sparkling across the road and it looked like fireworks exploding. It was so beautiful!

  38. BearSpiritDog
    3:48 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Staff: What a beautiful analogy!

  39. B.Stover
    3:53 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Staff: Love the picture and description.

  40. Wölfie
    4:19 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Great photos Bee! It finally rained here and it finally feels like fall. I love it.

    We have a toyota and a subaru, and we like them lots. We are like Chet, we like to ride shotgun. Gus and I can just fit in the passenger seat up front. Mom and dad like us to ride in back though. Personally, I can’t see any good reason for mom to hog the front seat!

  41. Wölfie
    4:22 pm on October 7th, 2011

    I’m with Wookie.

    I think that we should start a “Free Astrid” campaign! Poor lady, not only has she gone missing, but she has been stuck in SPQA’s imagination for some time now.

    Amanda Knox is now free. The hikers in Iran are now free.

    Now it’s Astrid’s turn!

  42. BearSpiritDog
    4:37 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Spence: Listen to Wolfie and Wookie! We all agree – Finish the Astrid Story!

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:51 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Astrid!….If I heard Spencer correctly, he is busy writing another Chet and Bernie story….sniff!…I don’t think he can write two stories at the same time….snort!….His words, not mine….heh!

    D-Backs!….Game starts in 9 minutes!….Wooooooo!

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:57 pm on October 7th, 2011


  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:59 pm on October 7th, 2011

    ONE!…MINUTE!…wheeze!….Go Snakes! Wooooooooo!Woooooooooo!

  46. Siber-H
    5:00 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Play Ball!!! … Yark!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Hmmmphf!….Gameday says they haven’t started yet…..grump! ….I was all ready for the game to begin….snuffle!

  48. Siber-H
    5:07 pm on October 7th, 2011

    You know how they are. It will probably start at 3:10. My newspaper should be more accurate.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on October 7th, 2011

    SiberH!…What is happening? Are you watching it on tv?…..sniff!

  50. Siber-H
    5:10 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Yes, on tv, Rio. I think it really did start at 3 but the tv station didn’t get on it right away.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:17 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Audio!…For some reason I have no audio….grunt!… I don’t think she paid for post-season gameday audio…grumble!…What a cheapskate…sniff!…I can watch it on Gameday, but it is delayed a bit…((((sigh))))

  52. Siber-H
    5:21 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rats, Rio

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:32 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Home!….She just sent me an email, she is leaving the not-very-busy place in a few minutes…heh!….Woooo! Once she gets here she will turn the tv on for me…wheeze!!

  54. Siber-H
    5:37 pm on October 7th, 2011


  55. Snowhook Bella
    5:45 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Staff and BStover: Thank you for sharing those beautiful photographs. Fall has dropped in Willow.

    Bluecat: Looking good. Nice avatar.

    I wonder how many times Melanie has heard, “Do you know how fast you were going?” since leaving the car dealership today.

  56. OleyHowlers
    6:09 pm on October 7th, 2011

    We can’t wait to hear about Melanie’s new car, and T&G’s mum’s show.

    Mom just got home. Lets get this beeeeautiful weekend on!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:39 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Weekend!….The weekend has officially started for me!…snort!…My friend came home and turned on the baseball game for us…heh!…Her mother will never do this for me, I have no idea why she hates me sooo….hmmmphf!….Anyways, the weekend is ON!…heh!

    Game!….The score is tied at 1 ta 1….snort!….I think it is the 5th inning. That little bitty scoreboard in the corner is so very tiny that I can hardly read it…grunt!…We need a Bigger and Better TV…sniff!

  58. Siber-H
    6:43 pm on October 7th, 2011

    ummm TBS is not as good at making all the numbers on the screen clear like Root Sports does.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:52 pm on October 7th, 2011

    MAD!….Heh!…Did you see that Brewers guy break his bat after he struck out?….heh!…I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that happen before….snort!…If they are letting their emotions get the best of them, they are going to lose for sure!….Woooooo!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:05 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Artist!… I am wondering about one of our resident Artists….sniff!… That little Golinka – I wonder how her sales figures were today…snorkel!…I hope she can check in and tell us she is okay and things are good…wuffle!

    Melanie!….Also wondering about Melanie and how the car buying ordeal went….wheeze!… I hate those car salesman guys….grrrrrr!… That one fat guy at the Ford place earlier this week tried to pet me and I GRRRRRR’ed at him…snuff!…My friend had to hide her smile….chorkel!

  61. Siber-H
    7:08 pm on October 7th, 2011

    I didn’t know the guys could break their bats like that. I wonder if I could…probably not.

    I hope the Royal’s mum knows we are all thinking of her this weekend.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Yikes!….That Brian Braun of the Brewers is a non-stop Hitter…grunt!… He is also a very good friend of one of the Rockies players, Troy Tulowitski….sniff!…So I know that Braun must be a good guy, but DAMN HIM!….snort!snort!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:19 pm on October 7th, 2011

    WOW!….What a great play by Chris Young of the Snakes!….snort! ….Gosh! Braun is back at second base…..heh!heh!…Stay! Stay!

  64. B.Stover
    7:19 pm on October 7th, 2011

    My brother is home. They still don’t really know the cause but he feels much better and is eating and walking several hours a day. It’s a relief.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Relief!…That is a huge relief Stover…sniff!….Its been a very long hard week for you (and him) I hope you can relax and take it easy now….snorkel!

  66. Snowhook Bella
    7:23 pm on October 7th, 2011

    B Stover: Great news! I hope your brother’s improvement will be aided by being home. It seems like you never get proper rest during an extended stay at the hospital. A lot of unappreicated poking and prodded tends to happen at all hours of the night in a hospital.

  67. Siber-H
    7:24 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Great news, Stover!! I’m glad he is home! This is a good start for the weekend.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Braun!…He did not STAY!…grump!…He scored. Now the Brewers are ahead by one run…Dammit!Dammit!….This is DO or DIE Snakes! Come on! Get some runs when you are up to bat….gggggggggaaaaahhhhh!

    Break!…I need to go chew on some cough covers…grumble!

  69. Siber-H
    7:26 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Dad just gave me an extra chew strip.

  70. B.Stover
    7:41 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Thanks everyone.

  71. BearSpiritDog
    7:45 pm on October 7th, 2011

    B: That must be a huge relief for you knowing your brother is home! Wonderful news!!!

  72. Mollypop
    8:02 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Baseball? Without the Yankees? Ho hum.

  73. Melanie
    8:03 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Whew, what a day. Do not have the car right now, but will be picking it up in about a week. Now what happened.

    Zoe decided to work the car buying through the auto insurance people. A better deal than just looking around and hoping, but we discovered some sticking points.

    Like 3 or the 4 dealerships on line said they had the car we wonted on the lot on Wednesday but by yesterday those cars had mysteriously disappeared! So we would have to pay $2,500 more to have the car brought to the lot. HUH? Zoë said that wasn’t happening. They told her that it was a “virtual” car she was looking at. Which made no sense what so ever. She got angry. Hung up the phone a few times. Then decided to call one more of the dealerships and THEY HAD THE CAR ON THEIR LOT!

    She said DON’T SELL THAT CAR! We had the loan all set up, we had the car and drove this morning to test drive and pay for it.

    EXCEPT the person who had told us the car was there had the wrong car, we need a 4 wheel drive not a 2 wheel drive. These people let us test drive the 2 wheel (after the jumped the battery) and then gave us the price they quoted over the phone for the other car.

    Cool. He asked us what color. We said we don’t care. And we don’t, just get up the quickest car he can. Hopefully, it won’t be pink but at this point we don’t mind.

    Now before we got there all the other Honda Dealers were trying to get that car to their lots so they could sell it to us. TOO LATE!

    It was a far drive. I drove both ways and so slept most of the afternoon.
    Can’t wait to go to bed shortly.

    B.Stover: Your pictures are beautiful. Glad your brother is home.
    Bear: Is #2 son home now?
    TYB and Bella: The car we are keeping is a Subaru Outback.
    All: The Art Show starts tomorrow. The Royals’ Mum is exhausted. I will be traveling down tomorrow morning.

    Pool is getting winterized tomorrow.

    TYB: you look like a good driver. Do people wave at Blou?


  74. Melanie
    8:04 pm on October 7th, 2011

    One other thing. I LOVE Spencer’s tag for the Post!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Cars!….Melanie’s story reinforces my hatred of car salesmen….grrrrrr!

  76. Siber-H
    8:09 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Yes, and all the “experts” say that the best way to buy a car is online.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Post!…That whole Admin Story Idea post and the tag has me befuddled today…grunt!…I mean, how would the email even know that it was trapped in the Spam Trap if that’s all its ever known all its life?….snuffle!….Answer me that!…sniff!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on October 7th, 2011

    OMG!… Snakes finally got another hit!….yeep!… They HAVE TO SCORE NOW….yeep!yeep!…Or Else!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on October 7th, 2011

    TIED! …TIED!…TIED!…The game is TIED!….Woooo! Wheeeewwwww!…snort!… No outs!..GoGO GOOOO!…Get more runs!…

  80. Snowhook Bella
    8:23 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio: Will your friend need to buy new couch cushions after the game is over?

    AJ’s plane touches down tonight in the wee hours. I can’t wait. The house is cleaned, dog chores will be done shortly and I will drive to town to welcome the Giant, I mean the husband home. I think I might treat myself to a movie since I have to wait until 2am.

  81. Rose
    8:23 pm on October 7th, 2011

    B: Your pictures are lovely. I,too, especially like the picture with the water. It is very tranquil. You may have some items for the Mercantile after all. I’m so happy to hear about your brother! I’m sure you both must be relieved.

    T&G: Your mum is going to be smashing, I just know it!

    Masquers, are you back from your adventure?

    Kind of a bittersweet day today. I made my move over to my new department. My co-workers surprised me with a cake, and a card(I’m too emotional right now to open it). I’m glad to have a new opportunity, but it is very sad to leave people that I’ve worked with for the past five years. We are only separated by a building, but somehow it won’t be the same. Don’t get me wrong, I know everyone in the group where I’m going,and they are great, but I will miss the close relationship I’ve made with one of my co-workers. I got a funny feeling in my stomach when I looked at my empty cubicle for the last time. I think the real shock will be when the Prof drops me off at my new building on Monday.

    I feel sad.

    Good night all!

  82. BearSpiritDog
    8:24 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Melanie: Whew! You must be exhausted! Car buying is very stressful and with the far drive even more so. Yes, #2 son went home on Wednesday. He must watch his diet and take certain medication. Will go back to the doctor for a checkup on Monday.

    Royals’ Mum: You are in our thoughts this weekend. I know it will be a VERY SUCCESSFUL SHOW!!!

    SnowBella: AJ will be home tomorrow! Yay!

    Melanie we have gotten interested in the Midsomer Murders, so are now signing off for the evening to continue watching the series.

    To everyone else – may the best team win! (hopefully yours)

    Good Night – Bear

  83. B.Stover
    8:27 pm on October 7th, 2011

    The email trapped in spam wouldn’t need to know anything else. The story would be a description of “his” life and philosophy. If the protagonist changed into an email trapped in spam (as happens to Gregor in “The Metamorphosis”–he wakes up as an insect), he could compare life in his memory and life as he lives it now.

  84. B.Stover
    8:32 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rose: Perhaps you could have weekly lunches with some of the people in your old department. That way you could keep in touch.

  85. OleyHowlers
    8:35 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Its game time!!!!

    Bee, glad to hear your brother is home.

    Go Doc!!!!!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Email!…. Well, hmmm….sniff!…Maybe the email is one of those kind that get passed around to all kinds of people over and over and is enjoying his life entertaining everybody who reads him and then Suddenly he is caught in a Spam Trap….snort!…Then he might have something to say and complain about, but if he is a newly created email and his first stop is the Spam Trap, then that’s all he knows and I can’t really see his story being very interesting…grunt!

    Game!…This game is fraying my nerve endings….wheeze!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on October 7th, 2011


  88. B.Stover
    8:54 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Good night all.

  89. Siber-H
    8:55 pm on October 7th, 2011


  90. Siber-H
    8:56 pm on October 7th, 2011

    That is a ditto on Rio’s red bob. I’m still awake.

  91. Tyb
    8:56 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Just got home from work. It was a long day; we started at7:45 this morning and just arrived home at 8:50 PM. Glad to read the good news about your brother. He’ll probably do better at home that he did/would in the hospital. Now you relax a bit and have a good weekend.
    People do wave at Blou and you wouldn’t believe how many people speak to him. One day when he was still living, I stopped on the way home from work to buy him a small dish of ice cream. We sat at a picnic table about 50 feet from the car where I fed it to him with a spoon. Without spoon feeding, he’d scarf the whole scoop down at once and I’m sure he would end up with an ice cream headache. A lady pulled
    into the parking space next to my car, got out, and came right over to me. She started shaking her finger at me and telling me that I should be ashamed of myself.
    I asked her what I had done. She pointed to the live Blou and said that I shouldn’t be giving him ice cream and making the other poor thing wait in the car. Honestly, it really happened.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Re-Group!….Okay SiberH, it’s time to root for the Cardinals with our pal Wookie….sniff!….Come On Red Birds!…grunt!…Get some more runs!….Wooooooooo!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Wookie!….Rockie the Under Cover Squirrel is at the game and having a great time!…heh!snort!heh!

  94. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:16 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio. Thanks. I thought that might have been Rockie who infiltrated the St. Louis and Phillies series. Go Cardinals! Wookie
    P.S. Definitely game on for our trip to the World Series! Woo! Woo!

  95. Staff
    9:16 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Tyb, that was a funny story.
    BStover, I am glad to hear the good news. Now hopefully the doctors will figure out what was wrong so your brother doesn’t have to go through that again.

    I am rooting for the Cards also. My favorite former twin player, Nick Punto is playing for them this year. GO NICKY!!!

    Melanie, that is a good car. I have been thinking about it when the Plymouth Voyager van dies. (222,000+ miles so far)

  96. Siber-H
    9:17 pm on October 7th, 2011

    uh, Rio, I’m rooting for the Phillies because I like Halliday, but if the Cardinals win this one, I will be rooting for them against the Brewers. Or, I will be rooting for the Phillies against the Brewers if they win tonight. Whew…This is making me tired.

    The squirrel and the Phillies pitcher was hilarious.

    That’s a cute story TYB and I believe you.

  97. OleyHowlers
    9:24 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Doc is looking good now…back to his norm. Thank dog.

  98. Snowhook Bella
    9:25 pm on October 7th, 2011

    I would lose a finger, make that several fingers if I tried to feed Lefty anything by spoon.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Halladay!….snort!… Okay SiberH! I don’t blame you, Halladay is a great pitcher, but Wookie needs me and I actually would rather see the Come-from-Behind Cardinals winnit!…heh!

  100. Barb & Maggie
    9:50 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Barb always feeds me ice cream with a spoon. We tried the licking thing, but I get a little carried away and try to switch to the biting technique.

    Funny ice cream story TYB, and, Melanie, we are so excicted for you about getting the car. Is it a brand new model?

    Barb is tired, so we will check in tomorrow am.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Sixth!….Inning and the score is still 1 ta Nuthin’ Cardinals….wuffle!….This is a very tight game. The winner will go on to play those nasty Brewers…grunt!…Snakes are out of it…sob!sob!sob!….Our Division is out of it…sob!sob!sob!….Will there be a next year?…sniff!…I don’t know….

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Halladay!…Isn’t he from Canada?…snort!…His dream of getting that World Series Ring is fading me thinks…heh!heh!….All the Phillies Fans are sitting around with their arms crossed like they are pissed off ….snort! ….This game is not over by far, but to see some of the faces in the crowd you’d think it was….chorkel! …Phillies fans are pessimists….sniff!

    Staff!…Nick Punto is doing Great tonight!…whoops!….He just struck out…snort!

  103. Siber-H
    10:25 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio, Halladay is from Denver. That is another reason I like him.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on October 7th, 2011

    SiberH!…I think you are thinking of Holliday on the Cardinals team….snorkel!…He is from Denver…sniff!…He’s had a rough year this year, poor guy. I heard Halladay, the pitcher for the Phillies, is from Canada…wuffle!…I could be wrong, but not about Holliday because he used to be on the Rockies…grunt!

  105. Staff
    10:44 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio, Punto is known for his superb defense. He is a great infielder. He is not such a great hitter, but has been doing really well since he was traded. He was hurt his last year with the Twins and I guess they didn’t want to wait and see if he would do better once he was well. I hope he goes to the World Series.

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Hmmmphf!….Well, the Rockies aren’t the only team that leaves their bases loaded…grunt!….The Cardinals just did that very thing when they really needed to score some runs…sniff!

    Punto!…He has been excellant on first base so far…heh!

  107. OleyHowlers
    10:48 pm on October 7th, 2011

    These Phillies fans do not have their arms crosed.

  108. Siber-H
    10:51 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Rio, I just double checked…Doc Halladay was born in Denver.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Doc!…Okay, but he came from the Toronto Blue Jays before he was at the Phillies…grunt!…I did not know that he was originally from Denver….snort!…Very cool! Heh!….So Halladay and Holliday are both from Denver….wooohooo!…If the Cardinals win this game with one run and shut-out the Phillies I will give up my very bad habit of chewing on the couch covers….sniff!

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Oley!…You sound like you have your arms crossed…snort!

  111. OleyHowlers
    11:03 pm on October 7th, 2011

    We have been chewing on the couch all night…all 5 of us.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Phillies!….Got one last chance to win this thing….snort!…First OUT! What a catch!….whoooo!

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  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on October 7th, 2011

    THREE!….WOOOOOOOOOOO!….The Cardinals WINNIT!…WOOOOOWOOOOO- WOOKIE!…heh!heh!…I bet ole Wookie is dancing right now….snorkel!

  115. OleyHowlers
    11:10 pm on October 7th, 2011

    We have 5 nooses … Hanging ourselves now.

  116. Staff
    11:12 pm on October 7th, 2011

    AHHHH Ohowlers. Just go out and howl at the Moon. It always makes me feel better. No need for nooses.

    Oh yeah, and “Maybe next year”…..

  117. Siber-H
    11:13 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Bah and Gah…my teams lost. I will be rooting for the Cardinals now.
    It has been a somewhat depressing evening. It is raining pigs and goats out there. Mom had to hold an umbrella over me while I went out for last call. I think she got a wee bit wet.

    Goodnight All

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on October 7th, 2011

    HA!…I just saw Rocky the Under Cover Squirrel in the Cardinals locker room…heh!heh!chorkel!…Oh my how funny!…snort!

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Celebration!…The guys are waiting in the lockeroom to blast Tony with champagne…snort!…I hope Rocky has his raincoat with him…..heh!

  120. Siber-H
    11:18 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Remember, Rocky can drink champagne or moonshine with the best of them.

  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Umbrella!…How come no one holds an umbrella over me when I have to go poop?…snort!

  122. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:21 pm on October 7th, 2011

    Sorry OH, but I’m an underdog kind of dog, which is why I was rooting for the Cardinals. It sounds as though most everyone will be rooting for the Cardinals versus Milwaukee.
    Sorry about the Snakes though. They were the only team I was rooting for that did not win. Three for four isn’t bad though.
    Good night everyone.

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