“No baseball in Stovernia?” Spence says.

“That’s going to be tough,” says Admin. “A jailable offense, I believe. But we can drown our sorrows in Cahors.”

“It’s a dictatorship, I take it?”

“I believe so.”


“As long as a certain someone never hears the crack of the bat. Grammatical and syntactical errors aren’t taken lightly, either.”

“So – ‘He slud into third’ would be very bad?”

“The worst.”

Welcome Kiwi and Hazel.

Happy Birthday Ben! And many many more!


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123 Responses to “Stovernia”

  1. Rose
    9:30 am on April 25th, 2012

    Nice shout out, Empress B!

  2. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:32 am on April 25th, 2012


  3. B.Stover
    9:36 am on April 25th, 2012

    I’m cracking up here. Spence, you have to admit that the Cahors would almost be worth no baseball. Well, perhaps not for some…. Good morning all.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 am on April 25th, 2012

    Good hat tip, Bee! I think Stovernia is here to stay. Glad we misread that one!

    Slud is good. Believe it or not, I haven’t heard that one out here in the sticks. Tooken, but not slud.

    Good morning all.

  5. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:55 am on April 25th, 2012

    Jail!…My orange jumpsuit doesn’t fit very well…wheeze! …SiberH hogged the bed and Rebecca ate all the pie….grump!

  6. Princess Sam
    9:59 am on April 25th, 2012

    I bet Stovernia doesn’t have any hawks so I could play outside without a leash. Maybe a chap stick or two along with the pie.

  7. Melanie
    10:00 am on April 25th, 2012

    Hip Hip Hurrah for Stovernia!

    Though Dan was able to fool his nurse, he was not able to fool his geriatric doctor!
    (BTW, that doesn’t mean are really old doc. snicker) They are doing more tests and changing some medications around. Zoë is going in this afternoon.

    On the wedding front? The Royals’ Mum and I were wandering around on their wedding web site, we discovered there is a web cam where they are going on their honeymoon!!! I don’t think it would be too much to ask for them to show up at the webcam every afternoon at 2pm and wave, do you?

  8. dawson
    10:04 am on April 25th, 2012

    All Hail Stovernia!

    (whispering) Did you see what the Red Sox did to the Twins last night?

  9. Snowhook Bella
    10:04 am on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: Burp! I think we need to switch jumpsuits. The one I’m wearing is short and appears to made for a curly tail.

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on April 25th, 2012

    Alice!…Do you think Staff is still looking for Alice this morning?…heh!heh!

  11. Princess Sam
    10:21 am on April 25th, 2012

    Right, maybe Alice Magnolia is already in her hiding pace.

  12. B.Stover
    10:24 am on April 25th, 2012

    I hope Staff et al have a good trip.

    Wolfie: Sorry to hear about Chad leaving rehab.

    Sam: No hawks whatsoever. (How bad is chapstick for dogs?)

  13. Melanie
    10:29 am on April 25th, 2012

    Bella, please check SDD.

    Riö, I want to thank you for quoting from Dan The Man’s book. That was beautiful.

    HIDE Alice!

  14. T.C.
    10:35 am on April 25th, 2012

    Good morning, all. It is Wednesday, so it is my day to work in my cubicle windowsill next to Mom’s cubicle. We are recovering from yesterday’s cold and tiring work.
    Alice, take it from me: nothing…I repeat NOTHING good comes from letting them put you into a car/van/whatever. HIDE and STAY HIDDEN !

  15. Melanie
    10:39 am on April 25th, 2012

    Had to share this picture with you all from Astronomy Picture of the Day.

    For their honeymoon my parents went to Oregon and spent the summer in a fire tower. One of their favorite places to go was Carter Lake, Oregon. They took us there when I was around ten and it is beautiful.

    How nice that this is the picture for the day.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    10:44 am on April 25th, 2012

    Good morning all. We didn’t have to wear orange jumpsuits since we were only visiting the jail, by permission from Empress Bee – (after all, we ARE royalty too – professional courtesy, ya know). But we did manage to get our share of the hot wings through the bars. And Rio was really rockin’ the joint with his little harmonica. Siber was pretty good on the tamborine too!
    We heard a rumor that those in jail for repeated offenses of the B word will be put to hard labor not breaking rocks in the hot sun, but stomping grapes in the cool cellar, in preparation for the Cahors 2018 vintage.
    Can you imagine a Pug with Purple Paws?

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    10:47 am on April 25th, 2012

    Melanie – that is a beautiful picture. The syncronicity magic happens again.

    (We think that could be a picture of the portal to Stovernia too)

  18. BearSpiritDog
    10:47 am on April 25th, 2012

    The new Kingdom has been officially recognized.
    Hurray for Stovernia & Empress B!!!
    With a Tip of the Hat to Barb&Magpie.

    Alice & Abbie take a nice nap.
    When you wake up you’ll be in a whole new world.

    Melanie: Thank you for the beautiful picture of Crater Lake from the Astronomy website.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    10:48 am on April 25th, 2012

    Tupper&Gilly: A portal! I think you are right!

  20. Barb & Maggie
    10:52 am on April 25th, 2012

    Notes from last night’s later blog posts: Rio, the flowers are beautiful. Your friend just keeps getting better with each project.

    Wolfie, so sorry to hear about the boys. Guess they haven’t yet learned their life lessons. There is nothing more your mom and dad can do till they are ready.

  21. Rose
    10:54 am on April 25th, 2012

    Such a magical picture, Melanie!

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:01 am on April 25th, 2012

    Purple!…My paws have been many colors through the years…heh!…One has to watch closely when someone else is painting anything…sniff!…But never purple! Although, purple is one of the Rockies colors, so that would definitely be okay as long as I get to Taste Of The Grape…snorkel!

  23. B.Stover
    11:03 am on April 25th, 2012

    That is an interesting picture. Both reality and other worldly mixed.

    Rio: The peonies are beautiful.

  24. B.Stover
    11:05 am on April 25th, 2012

    Actually that’s something I’ve always wanted to do…stomp grapes with my bare feet.

  25. Siber-H
    11:05 am on April 25th, 2012

    LOL Spence’s post this morning is funny!!
    Since BASEBALL has already been mentioned this morning:
    Rio, The times of the Rockies’ doubleheader today are 10:35 am and the next one is at 1:35 pm.
    I will not say a word about the Rockies’ games today.

  26. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:06 am on April 25th, 2012

    Youse guys are just cracking me up with Stovernia. However, getting into the swing of things (no baseball allusion intended), I do feel a song coming on. So, with Rio in the background on harmonica and with apologies to Lerner & Loewe (and maybe Richard Harris too), here is the national anthem of Stovernia:

    It’s true! It’s true! The Empress has made it clear.
    The climate must be perfect all the year.

    A law was made a distant moon ago here:
    July and August cannot be too hot.
    And there’s a legal limit to the snow here
    In Stovernia.
    The winter is forbidden till December
    And exits March the second on the dot.
    By order, summer lingers through September
    In Stovernia.
    Stovernia! Stovernia!
    I know it sounds a bit bizarre,
    But in Stovernia, Stovernia
    That’s how conditions are.
    The rain may never fall till after sundown.
    By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
    In short, there’s simply not
    A more congenial spot
    For happily-ever-aftering than here
    In Stovernia.

    Stovernia! Stovernia!
    I know it gives a person pause,
    But in Stovernia, Stovernia
    Those are the legal laws.
    The snow may never slush upon the hillside.
    By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear.
    In short, there’s simply not
    A more congenial spot
    For happily-ever-aftering than here in Stovernia!


  27. Tupper and Gilly
    11:07 am on April 25th, 2012

    Rio – we meant to ask you to tell your friend that her flowers are getting better and better. Each time we see her work, we think she is at the top of her game, and then voila! She outdoes herself on the next one.

    Any by the way – if purple is one of the Rockies colors, what is the other one?

    Barb and Maggie – we think you have the start of a whole new book series. Never mind Narnia, or Hunger Games. Here comes Maggie – tour guide extrodinaire to Stovernia – land of Cahors and pecan pie!

  28. dawson
    11:11 am on April 25th, 2012

    Me too!
    I want to squish grapes with my bare feet while singing the Stovernia anthem.

    Alice was safely sequestered on the front porch before she could hide but…what’s this? Abigail is nowhere to be found!

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    11:12 am on April 25th, 2012

    Yahoo for Wookie! We will be singing the anthem all day!

    Bee – you only THOUGHT that you had retired. Now you have a whole realm to oversee.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    11:15 am on April 25th, 2012

    Thank you T & G! Also, Wookie LOVE the song! What a spot that Stovernia!

    Good travels to Alice and Abby. Take a long, long nap!

  31. B.Stover
    11:32 am on April 25th, 2012

    LOL! Thank you Wookie.

    (Whispering): SH, I really don’t mind if you mention baseball. This tyrant doesn’t believe in censorship.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    11:35 am on April 25th, 2012

    Wookie! Love the Stovernia National Anthem!
    Oh, My! Maggie will be our Tour Guide
    In the Land of Cahors & Pecan Pie.

    Thank you, Wookie, Royals, Barb&Maggie
    and, of course, Supreme Ruler, Empress B.

  33. Siber-H
    11:39 am on April 25th, 2012

    The tyrant sure bakes good pies, which Rebecca pigged out on last night. I did not hog the bed last night, Rio. I don’t sleep on furniture. It must have been Spence.
    I am not stomping on any purple grapes.
    Wookie, great anthem! I don’t agree with the weather schedule you have set up, but one can’t have everything.

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:43 am on April 25th, 2012

    Wookie!…I see he’s been parting of the Cahors already this morning…heh!heh!

  35. Masquers
    11:47 am on April 25th, 2012

    This is quite impressive…a whole new realm for the Plunderers…with a magic portal and our very own national anthem.

    Abbie! Where are you?

  36. Siber-H
    11:49 am on April 25th, 2012

    Abbie is “On the Road Again”.

  37. Barb & Maggie
    11:51 am on April 25th, 2012

    The grape stomping brings to mind the famous Lucy episode with Ethel. One of the all time best!

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:55 am on April 25th, 2012


  39. dawson
    11:59 am on April 25th, 2012

    Whaaaa! Sob. Sniffle.
    How Abigail managed to get into the little bedroom and shut the door is a mystery but now she has been found, lassoed and stuffed into the van. They are on their way to NDak. Pass the Cahors.

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:07 pm on April 25th, 2012

    AbbieTheFat!…I have an idea who would have shoved her into the bedroom and slammed the door…heh!heh!

  41. Siber-H
    12:13 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Wow! I didn’t know Camelot is covered in ice and SNOW. There is a dog in that video whose hair is way to short for that climate. They should have hired a Siber, but probably couldn’t get it trained.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    12:57 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Ah, Rio. A lovely trip back to 1967 and a VERY young Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave. Were WE ever that young? sigh.

  43. B.Stover
    1:09 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Richard Harris was certainly young there. I always think of him as Dumbledore.

  44. Macy the Min-pin
    1:12 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Having nothing at all to do with anything, I give you…

  45. Macy the Min-pin
    1:20 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Sorry, I am just running across too many funnies and cuties today.

  46. Macy the Min-pin
    1:23 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Last one. Really.

    Canine College Liberal

  47. BearSpiritDog
    1:29 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Macy: Snort!

  48. Basil and Sage
    1:30 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Macy – don’t ever stop on our account. We love these things you find.
    The Fat Kat is oh so true and the wheelchair one was priceless

  49. B.Stover
    1:37 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I never realized that cats got into that posture.

  50. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:11 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Liberals!…heh!snort!heh!…Don’t get me started.

  51. Snowhook Bella
    2:52 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Melanie: Please check your SDD.

    Well, by penning the national anthem, it appears Wookie is on board with paw and order legal system if Stovernia. This makes me feel better about my decision to wear orange. I can’t say that I’m a fan of baseball, but I don’t want to miss out on the party.

    Masquers: Belle Starr wants to know if you are up for a visit to Wolfie’s house. She wants to give Wolfie a nap break from taking care of his mom.

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:55 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rebecca!…Next time leave some pie for me…grunt!…The first Rockies game of the day score is 2 ta 1. Rockies just pulled ahead of the Pirates…Aye Matie!…woooooo!

  53. Snowhook Bella
    3:00 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: While you were busy playing you harmonica I was trying to find a key to the jail cell. I’ve heard tale that they at often smuggled in baked goods. I was willing to take one for the team and sacrifice the best years of my thighs. One word about those pies: Delish!— and I don’t usually like pie.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:21 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Pie!…Don’t like pie!?…snort!…I wouldn’t have guessed the way you were gobbling it down. If there was a hidden key, you would have choked on it…grunt!…I’m sure our very own Wookie – Attorney At Law will get us out of this joint…sniff!


  55. Snowhook Bella
    3:29 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: Your talking to the girl who had a two cheesecake year when W. L. Was missing. I’m not proud of it, but my metabolism hasn’t failed me yet. My money is in the legal stylings of Wookie from here on out. My guess his way is less messy and doesn’t leave you with a stomach ache. Burp.

  56. Rose
    3:34 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Liberals, I’m with you , Rio! snort

  57. Siber-H
    3:45 pm on April 25th, 2012

    me too

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:52 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Metabolism!…Whats that?…grunt!…And stay off my part of the bed….sniff!

  59. Masquers
    3:56 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Bella: Tell Belle Starr I’m ready to go.

  60. Siber-H
    3:57 pm on April 25th, 2012

    That’s a darling photo and it wasn’t me on your side of the bed last night.

  61. Princess Sam
    3:59 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio, you have a lot of extra skin around your neck. Is your dog suit too big?

  62. Masquers
    4:00 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: You look so innocent. Heh!

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:08 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Wait!…That was the photo taken at home…grunt!…Heres the one taken last night in jail…sniff!

  64. Snowhook Bella
    4:24 pm on April 25th, 2012

    What can we say? The pug knows how to coordinate his outfit with his polish. Who would have guessed it?

  65. Rose
    4:34 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: Orange truly is your color! Love the nails too.
    For someone so evil, you have such a innocent and sweet face. Awwwwww!

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Wha!?…Didn’t Stover paint all of youse guys toenails when she threw you in here?…grunt!

  67. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:47 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I think that the first order of business is to promote Natasha to an position of power and greatness BEFORE her nose gets bent out of shape.

    (whispering) We certainly don’t want that to happen, do we?

    Remember what happened last time?

  68. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:49 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I am certain that a certain Siber knows?

  69. Snowhook Bella
    4:56 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Umm…Rio, the answer is nope. I asked for polish, but was denied. Life is hard on this side of the law.

    Wolfie: Belle Starr says to start eyeing a napping spot for you. She and her border collie friend, Masquers are heading your direction to give you a break. Don’t worry about your mom. From what Rose says, she is in good paws.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    4:59 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I second that. Nattie would make a much more interesting and talkative tour guide then I. Let’s give her the honor. I could be her aprentice. That would be a position of honor, right Siber?

  71. Siber-H
    5:02 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Yes, Yes, I support Wolfie’s idea of promoting Natasha to a position of power and greatness. whew

    No one, and I repeat, no one, is painting my toenails orange.

  72. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:02 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I am hitching up my legal briefs and will petition the Empress for a writ of habeas corpus or corpus delecti or something of that ilk. I love this legal mumbo jumbo. In any event, all youse guys will be out shortly, I am sure.

  73. Siber-H
    5:05 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Maggie, If you say so. Who am I to disagree.

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:12 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Yeep!…Our Lawyer has Lawyered up. Whats this?…sniff!sniff!… I smell Cahors on his breath. Oh no!…snort!

  75. BearSpiritDog
    5:13 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Wookie: Legal briefs. I love it!

    Wolfie: While Belle Starr and her friend “the Border Collie” tend to your mom, why don’t you blurr up my way for a mini vacation? We can run around and do some exploring.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    5:50 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Hold on just a gosh dern minute, Mr Wookster! Doesn’t corpus delecti mean “body of evidence”. And just whose body do you intend to use for evidence? Is Natasha anywhere about? Or aboot as Dawson might say.

  77. B.Stover
    5:52 pm on April 25th, 2012

    They won’t be out of jail until they complete their full sentences. Besides, I thought they like pie. No pie while out of jail.

  78. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    6:16 pm on April 25th, 2012

    ve thank you all for thinking of Natasha as tour guide. Ve vill try to live to your expections.
    First stop on tour is National Hall of Fame of Easy Chairs. Vas here that our Beloved Empress first declared “READ is NOT noun”, which as you know is now motto of this country.
    Please feel free to try chairs. And forget not to stop in gift shop on vay out for cards of posting.

  79. Siber-H
    6:28 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I don’t think I want to leave jail.

  80. Rose
    6:33 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Wolfe: The Smoochers are wonderful! They will take very good care of your mom!

  81. Barb & Maggie
    6:40 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Natasha, Please forgive me for offering your corpus for the delecti part of Wookie’s dad’s defense. I remain your humble apprentice, Maggie.

  82. B.Stover
    6:45 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I like our motto.

  83. Melanie
    6:57 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Let’s see, hmmm. Do I look good in orange? I know I look good in jewel tones. Is orange a jewel?

    Looks like a certain pug dude is having fun with his new computer photo thingy!

    Still no word from the doc. Waiting and waiting ….

  84. Staff
    7:06 pm on April 25th, 2012

    We are here safe at the farm and no kats were lost for long. That Abbie is on my list though. Off to read the blog and then I will have to vacuum up flies. Oh Joy!

  85. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:26 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Next stop on tour – ve come to Qvilt Factory. Qvilt sqvares are Gross National Product of Stovernia. But ve do not understand this – our qvilt is not gross – is very nice. Now, if Pug flatulance (also in plentiful supply) vas GNP, ve COULD understand Gross part….

  86. Macy the Min-pin
    7:38 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rangers in first place!! Macy in cell, hopefully upwind of pug.

  87. B.Stover
    7:53 pm on April 25th, 2012

    It’s taking a long time to refresh this page. Am I the only one having this problem?

  88. Barb & Maggie
    8:04 pm on April 25th, 2012

    See, I told you Natasha would be vorld class tour guide!

    We are going to watch a movie, Desert Flower. BBL

  89. Siber-H
    8:07 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Stover, I’m not having the refresh problem right now, but I do have it sometimes.


  90. Snowhook Bella
    8:12 pm on April 25th, 2012

    SiberH: You look a lot like BSD in your avatar right now. Do we have another blog bug?

  91. Siber-H
    8:20 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I think we have a very sneaky, stealth blog bug that is causing the refresh problem.

    I never have a problem with the avatars switching around. Stover says she doesn’t either.

  92. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:28 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Mom is packed and ready to go. Anywhere. Anytime.

    Nattie, I am surprised that you are wearing high heels for the Tour de Stovernia.
    I thought that the Iditarod had sworn you off of the 4″ spikes.

  93. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:32 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Here’s a thought: If we toss Spence in jail and throw away the key, then he will have time to write more Chet books…who knows? Maybe we can get 5 or 6 new books a year!

    Do we vote or can Empress Bee decree it to be so?

  94. B.Stover
    8:36 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I’m not having a problem with avatars.

  95. B.Stover
    8:38 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Wolfie: We could try it.

  96. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:43 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Dear Volfie – is kind of you to think of Natasha’s delicate little feet. But as Official Tour Guide of the Country, is reqvuired to sit very often in easy chairs. Is law. Plus, Natasha has duty to be glamorous, no? Vhat do you think – you like purple heels vith bling?

    Our next stop on tour is very famous Pie Restaurant. Is also law to eat pie at least vonce day in Stovernia. Ve have gluten free, sugar free and guilt free pies to choose from.

  97. Melanie
    8:48 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Dan update! Still running tests. Getting closer to some idea of what is happening to Dan.

    Zoë is zonked. I’m doing better. Still very tired.

  98. Mollypop's Mom
    9:02 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I’ve been having blog slow response time too. Maybe Mike Baker added another customer without upgrading his hardware.

  99. Staff
    9:03 pm on April 25th, 2012

    I have never had the problem with avatars. And when others talk about it I don’t see it.

    Mr. Staff is watching Survivor.

  100. Siber-H
    9:05 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Very interesting, Mollypop’s Mom.

    If I am having a refresh problem on the blog, the rest of the internet runs fine for me.

  101. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Bug!…The Fabulous Baker Boy probably introduced the bug when he did the Re-design…snort!…Isn’t that his usual MO….grunt!

  102. Mollypop's Mom
    9:48 pm on April 25th, 2012

    The avatar problem is probably related to the iPaw or receiving computer. The slow response time, particularly when reported by many users on various ISPs (ex. yahoo, aol), is the problem of the sending server, in this case Chet’s blog.

  103. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Software!…I bet it has been a while since this here blog has had a major software upgrade….wheeze!grunt!

  104. Princess Sam
    10:02 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio, we had a software downgrade to get us away from the facebookie thing we were not happy with. I think Molly’s mom is talking about hardware not being up to handle the load.

  105. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:03 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Hey, y’all! I still need to catch up on today’s doings, but I don’t want to forget this. Watch out, Sam!

  106. Princess Sam
    10:11 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Kirby, so now I’m supposed to have a good night’s sleep and pleasant dreams?

  107. Barb & Maggie
    10:19 pm on April 25th, 2012

    We are back in time to say hello and good night. We were hoping to hear more more definite news about Dan. Glad that Staff and crew made it back to the farm safely. Night all.

  108. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Load!…So let me see if I understand this…sniff!…Mollysmom thinks Baker Media needs to upgrade its hardware to handle the and all its other customers load….snort!…Is this right?…wheeze!

  109. Snowhook Bella
    10:52 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Princess Sam: Junior was just wondering the same thing, but I don’t think he has anything to worry about. It would have to be a pretty big hawk…

  110. Snowhook Bella
    10:56 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Yeep! I’m leaving the office at a somewhat decent hour tonight, but my guess is many of youse will be in bed by the time I get home. Good night youse. I will close myself in the jail cell when I get home and put the cell key on the hook just outside the door.

  111. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Hours!…What strange hours do you work Rebecca…grunt!…Its 7:00pm your time and you are still at the office?…wheeze!….I thought you were a 9 to 5 kind of gal…heh!

  112. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Hawkings!…This is not related to Sammies dilema…heh!…I’m watching a Stephen Hawkins show. I guess he wrote the story, not sure if they are a series of short one hour stories or a continuing theme…sniff!… Just trying to get through the first one with all the really terrible acting…wheeze!

  113. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:17 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Sorry, Sam. I didn’t mean to scare you. I just remembered someone saying something about it being a myth that a hawk could carry off a dog. I just want you to be on your guard — and maybe get that umbrella! I’m seriously thinking about it. Not so much because I’m afraid of hawks — what hawk would mess with a tough guy like me?! — but because I really, really don’t like the rain!

  114. Snowhook Bella
    11:18 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: I stopped to get something to eat on my way home because I was feeling a little light headed. I’m fortunate I have three bosses that understand that I work better at different hours. My main boss tells me to work during my hours of productivity rather than be boxed into hours of operation. I’m very fortunate. That said, I still have work and communication that needs to take place during regular business hours. The past two weeks I’ve been working on a big project with a deadline of this Friday. It’s been a lot of long days an late nights. Last big I worked at the office until 11pm, got up at 545 and headed back to the office. Snort!

  115. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rebecca!…As long as you are happy…snort!….Long hours make my orange toenails curl…sneeze!

  116. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Story!…Now we are watching the second story “hosted” by the “voice” of Stephen Hawking…sniff!….I guess he didn’t actually write these stories, they just tacked his name onto the show for some reason…wuffle!…This second story is way better than the first one…heh!

  117. Snowhook Bella
    11:33 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Rio: Let’s put it this way, next week I will be working from home most of the week while AJ is away taking the dogs to southeast for the summer, plus they understand I turn into a pumpkin every March for a certain race across AK. Speaking of orange toenails, do you want me to pick up some nail polish remover for you on the way jail cell?

  118. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:37 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Mom is pretty excited. She usually volunteers at our local book festival every year, working in the library’s booth. But this time they needed someone to introduce one of the authors, and since it’s someone Mom knows, she volunteered for the job. So now she needs to work on her speech. How does this sound? “It all started in a 5,000-watt radio station in Fresno…” Oh, wait. That was Ted Baxter. I guess we’d better do some more research!

    P.S. One of the authors who is going to be there is Pat Conroy. That’s not the one Mom is introducing, though.

  119. Snowhook Bella
    12:11 am on April 26th, 2012

    KirbyT: Very exciting! When is the festival?

  120. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:18 am on April 26th, 2012

    Rebecca: It’s May 18-29. You should come! They’re having classes on how to get published.

  121. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:19 am on April 26th, 2012

    Rebecca: Oops! That’s May 20, not 29. Although I wouldn’t mind a book festival that lasted that long!

  122. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:24 am on April 26th, 2012

    Maybe Spence could give Mom some tips on what to say. He goes to lots of book festivals. So he probably gets introduced a lot. And maybe Admin could give her some tips, too. But I’m not going to ask Bernie. His kind of speech-giving doesn’t seem to be…well…exactly the kind of speech Mom needs to make!

  123. Snowhook Bella
    1:21 am on April 26th, 2012

    KirbyT: I would be in there before your could say puggie-mc-burps-a-lot of I could. My writing buddy that has been editing some of my work told me today about a writing conference this summer in AK. Good call asking Spence or Admin for tips rather than Bernie.

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