Sunday: Elvis and Ingrid

How do I know it’s Sunday? Elvis gospel on the radio. We like Milky White Way the best, me and Bernie, but they haven’t played it yet. Meanwhile, Bernie says the Plunderers have been discussing the Extras. Here is some of the Extra from Into the Dark.

Dear Reader:

Welcome to extras. Extras! Just another feature, beside how cheap they are, that makes paperbacks great. I hope you enjoyed Into the Dark.

Mr. Samuels, editor of The Echo, interviewed Grampy shortly after the events described in the story. I was able – by methods that must remain secret – to lay hands on a copy of the interview, transcribed from the original tape.


Peter Abrahams

From the files of Mr. Samuels, Echo editor

Interview Transcript with reporter’s notes: Subject – Aylmer Hill

Samuels: Morning, Aylmer. Been a long time.

Hill: Since when?

Samuels: Why, uh, since we had a sitdown together, you and I.

Hill: When did that ever happen?

Samuels: Well, perhaps not formally – maybe making this a little more special, if you see what I mean. (Note: AH says nothing. Describe his gaze, clear and icy. Omit or at least tone down its disquieting effect.) Care for a Danish?

Hill: Nope.

Samuels: Must be why you stay so trim. If you don’t mind my asking, how’s your health these days?

Hill: Tip top.

Samuels: Probably feeling especially good right now, I’d imagine.

Hill: Why?

Samuels: What with your recent exoneration in the Thatcher murder and all. (Note: no reply, just the gaze again) Um, a splash more coffee?

Hill: Nope.

Samuels: How do you feel about the way the case was handled?

Hill: Been around the block.

Samuels: You’re saying you’ve been around the block?

Hill: What I said.

Samuels: Meaning, ah, in terms of the case, that …

Hill: Been in worse situations.

Samuels: Ah, let’s get into that. I take it you’re referring to your experiences in World War Two. (Note: again no reply, but possibly a slight nod) I’m sure The Echo’s readers would be interested in your account of those adventures.

Hill: Adventures?

Samuels: Ordeal might be a better word.

Hill: Think so?

Samuels: What word would you choose?

Hill: (Note: long silence during which AH’s eyes seem to cloud over) Long time ago.

Samuels: Meaning the memories have faded?

Hill: Nothing wrong with my memory.

Samuels: So when you think of the Bataan Death March –

Hill: I don’t.

Samuels: But if you did, right now, for example, as a matter of historical record for Echo readers, what would your thoughts be? For example, do you feel bitterness toward the Japanese?

Hill: (Note: an even longer silence) Only some of them.

Samuels: What’s your reaction to those who say that once the dogs of war are unleashed anything goes?

Hill: (Note: the disquieting look) Then we’re just beasts.

Samuels: So there should be restraint even in war?

Hill: (Note: perhaps another slight nod)

Samuels: Changing subjects a little bit, did you happen to catch your granddaughter Ingrid’s performance in the Prescott Players’s recent production of Hansel and Gretel?

Hill: Yeah. (Note: a sudden laugh) I snuck in the back.

Samuels: You snuck in the back?

Hill: Got a problem with that?

Samuels: Well, why not just take a normal seat, like anyone else? (Note: an icy look that goes on and on) Moving on to the play itself, what did you think of Ingrid’s performance?

Hill: (Note: After a sudden quick smile that changes his whole face) My family is a private matter.

Samuels: Meaning?

Hill: None of your damn business.

Samuels: So you’d like me to keep the Ingrid part off the record?

Hill: All of it.

Samuels: I’m sorry?

Hill: (Note: covers the mike with his hand) All of it. It’s all off the record. Every single word.

Samuels: But I don’t understand. You said that – (Note: subject has risen and is leaving the room.)


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106 Responses to “Sunday: Elvis and Ingrid”

  1. B. Stover
    5:08 am on August 29th, 2010

    Grampy is wonderful! Thank you Chet.

  2. Riö - The Evil
    5:23 am on August 29th, 2010

    Tip Top!…snort!

  3. Riö - The Evil
    5:25 am on August 29th, 2010

    Heh!… I just had a thought!….grunt!… Does Grampy ever meet up with Nigel in the third book?… snort!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    5:34 am on August 29th, 2010

    I wonder if Grampy's character is taken from someone PA knows in real life.

    All that talk about tomatoes last night, and now Barb is in the kitchen, freezing some tomatoes the way Bee recommended.

  5. Mollypop
    5:58 am on August 29th, 2010

    My Mom is back from the NYC college-look tour. They saw Columbia, NYU, and Fordham. They came back with bags full of stuff that I suspect did not come from those colleges.

    I had a good time staying with Sam. Boy do we ever eat great food when our Moms go away.

    I still have to catch up on our blog so I know what happened the last few days.

  6. B. Stover
    5:59 am on August 29th, 2010

    Good morning Rio and B&M.

    Barb: Let me know if you like the tomatoes that way.

    I think it may be too hot here today to make bread–90. However, I may plunder on anyway.

  7. B. Stover
    6:01 am on August 29th, 2010

    Welcome back Mollypop and Sam.

    Rio: I'm trying to remember if Grampy and Nigel meet….

  8. Barb & Maggie
    6:11 am on August 29th, 2010

    I think Grampy takes Nigel in the back yard and plays fetch with him in the 3rd book.

  9. FattyKitty
    6:15 am on August 29th, 2010

    Argh! I can't read that yet! I still have to finish the second book. I'm afraid it might give something away. Please tell me if I should read that or if it might be a spoiler.

  10. Siberian Husky
    6:34 am on August 29th, 2010

    FK, NO…do not read it. Wait until you have finished the third book.

    Good Norning All!

  11. Siberian Husky
    6:38 am on August 29th, 2010

    umm…that should be morning, not norning.

    Welcome back Sam and Molly. We missed you.

    We love Grampy. This has mentioned before, but more Ingrid books would be nice.

  12. FattyKitty
    6:39 am on August 29th, 2010

    Thanks, SH. I can wait. Whew, close call!

  13. Barb & Maggie
    6:55 am on August 29th, 2010

    Did we do a plot spoiler? We didn;t realize!

  14. B. Stover
    6:58 am on August 29th, 2010

    FK and SH: What spoiler? Today's post doesn't give anything away does it? And B&M's comment didn't either…??

  15. Mollypop
    7:30 am on August 29th, 2010

    We haven't read Into the Dark yet, but today's blog didn't spoil anything.

  16. Sam
    7:34 am on August 29th, 2010

    I tried to ignore my Girl, the dog deserter, and it worked. For one whole second. She cuddled me all night long and all is forgiven.

  17. Siberian Husky
    7:37 am on August 29th, 2010

    Today's post does give something away, but I can't tell you what because then I'd be giving it away. B&M's comment doesn't give anything away.

    Even I might remember what it gives away if I read today's post before I read the book.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    7:43 am on August 29th, 2010

    Settled!… We are going to start reading Into The Dark today just because there is a scene with Grampy and Nigel together…snort!…There for a few minutes we were thinking about finishing another book that we had to put down during some depressing times…grunt!

    Look!… Molly and Sammie are back in the fold…heh! … Hi girls, wassup? … sniff!sniff!….While we were out walking a totally Pink boxie little car went past us. It even had Pink hubcaps!… snort!snort!… I was sure I saw Min Pin sitting shotgun with a pink bow around her neck….cough!

  19. Riö - The Evil
    7:47 am on August 29th, 2010

    Heh!…SiberH is trying to be cryptic…snort!… The interview gives away the fact that Grampy is exonerated from murdering someone it sounds like!…grunt!…I’m not going to read the name again because, like I just said, we are going to start the book today…yippee!

  20. Siberian Husky
    7:49 am on August 29th, 2010

    If Rio were here, he'd say Stover and Molly are reading every other sentence of today's post. I won't say that cause mom doesn't want me sounding like Rio all the time.

  21. Siberian Husky
    7:52 am on August 29th, 2010

    Oh Gawd Rio is here and I am cracking up. He just gave it all away.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    7:57 am on August 29th, 2010

    SiberH!… I didn’t give it away, Chet did up above….snort!…But I bet it won’t spoil the book for anyone or he would not have let it out…heh!heh!

  23. B. Stover
    7:58 am on August 29th, 2010

    Oh right. But it's basically something that we know all along. As I recall, Grampy likes Nigel and makes Ingrid recognize his good qualities.

  24. FattyKitty
    8:13 am on August 29th, 2010

    Well, the Librarian and I don't really care. We often read a book starting from the back anyway, if the beginning isn't too good. Or in the middle. Or some of the beginning, some of the middle, then the end, and if the end is intriguing enough, we go back and read the rest. And sometimes we read one page in the middle and nothing else. That is what happens when you're surrounded by books for most days of the week.

  25. Siberian Husky
    8:15 am on August 29th, 2010

    I agree, Rio, It won't spoil the book for anyone. It is a GOOD book.

  26. Riö - The Evil
    8:16 am on August 29th, 2010

    Nigel!… has good qualities?…snort!…This I gotta hear! Well, we just settled down in the chair and started reading when her mother calls…grunt!… Now we are going over to her mom’s for a fried chicken lunch at noon ….yummers! …Wooooo!… My friend is not as excited as I am but who cares!….Fried Chicken! And her mom is a total push-over for my begging technique…wheeze!

  27. Barb & Maggie
    8:35 am on August 29th, 2010

    Rio, You were right yesterday. Barb does eat well. She loves good food. Yesterday, one of her friends went into Chicago to the "neighborhood" and brought back a 3lb loaf of Italian bread for her. We don't have a good European bakery out here in the sticks, so it is a real treat.

    Barb is making a Italian grilled cheese and tomatoe with pesto for lunch. And she always shares the last few bites with me. Yum.

    Her friend also brought her a fresh, never frozen, free-range stewing hen. She is going to cook it this afternoon and make mashed potatoes and green beans, which she will pick later from the garden. Glorious comfort food. Yum and Yum!

  28. Riö - The Evil
    8:40 am on August 29th, 2010

    MagPie!…Looks like you’ll be chowing on chicken today too!… snort!

  29. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 am on August 29th, 2010

    Rio, I think you like chicken better when is defeathered and fried!

    Bee, Another thing you can do with the pesto – add a little to mayo for a special touch on your sandwiches.

  30. B. Stover
    9:06 am on August 29th, 2010

    B&M: Excellent idea! I'll try it. What kind of cheese do you use for grilled cheese?

    I just took focaccia out of the oven. (I made that rather than the loaf style so that I didn't have to have the oven on as long.) It smells good.

    Tonight on Masterpiece Mystery the new season of Inspector Lewis begins.

  31. Mollypop
    9:10 am on August 29th, 2010

    Mom says she had such good food in NYC. She had pasta at Daniel's DBGB restaurant and fresh pea soup for lunch the next day at Bergdorf Goodman's. I don't think those are college's either. Hmmm.

    What she doesn't know is all of the really good food that I had while she was gone.

  32. Mollypop
    9:15 am on August 29th, 2010

    Rio – I think it was you who asked about bread bakers. Mom uses a Vitamix for so much of what she eats – like fresh-made soups, real healthy smoothies that are green, and then also for bread. She buys the wheat and the Vitamix grinds it and raises it. Then she just plops the dough into a couple of loaf pans and bakes it.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    9:43 am on August 29th, 2010

    Bee, She made the samdwich with American cheese, but real cheese, not "cheese food".

    We just had a fun little outing. Barb and I went out to the chicken coop to take them the scraps from the tomato project.

    I quickly caught a little something while she was feeding the chickens, and layed it down in the yard, so she could praise me.

    She came over and said "Oh oh, Mags, I think that is a baby rat and not a mouse. That spells TROUBLE". Now, I think the world of Barb, but she must be confused. I don't think that is how you spell Baby Rat!

  34. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:58 am on August 29th, 2010

    Hey everybody! We're not finished with the third book, but I think we all know that Grampy isn't a bad guy, so today's post didn't "spoil" anything for us! But I think it's a way to make us think we're getting something new when Spence is actually taking a day off! Oh well, I guess he's been pretty busy lately, what with speaking in Atlanta, finishing up Robbie's book, shopping for "unmentionables" for Rosie and putting her on a plane. Then of course there's next weekend's trip back to Atlanta. We want him well-rested for that!!!

  35. Riö - The Evil
    10:02 am on August 29th, 2010

    Rats!…I think we need a photo of MagPie with a big fat rat in her chompers!…snort!…Blood, guts and all….heh!

  36. Riö - The Evil
    10:05 am on August 29th, 2010

    Kirby!…Yes we want him well rested and all in one piece…snort!…Here’s hoping Spencer stays away from Power Tools on his time off….grunt!

  37. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:11 am on August 29th, 2010

    But Rio, Maggie said she got a BABY rat — how much blood and guts can a little one have??? And anyway, ewwww!!!

  38. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    10:50 am on August 29th, 2010

    My dad is actually just starting on DTRH, so we have a ways to go before getting to ITD. The relationship between Grampy and Nigel sounds kind of interesting, though.

    Speaking of books, my dad just finished a really great book that he asked me to recommend to everyone here on the blog. Its called Scent of the Missing by Susannah Charleson, and it is a true story about the remarkable and special dogs that are Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs, and in particular the special bond between the author and her SAR dog, a golden retriever named Puzzle. The book, which just came in hardback in April of this year, focuses primarily on the first two years that she has Puzzle, and the incredibly rigorous and difficult training and qualification regime that a SAR dog (and for that matter, the human partner) must go through to become a certified SAR dog. The book is beautifully written, and focuses on the training and Puzzle's home life the author and with her 6 Pomeranians and a two cats,as well as some of the challenging SAR missions that the author was involved with before she got Puzzle. There is also a very good web page connected with the book (not quite as spectacular as ours here at ChettheDog, but very interesting nonetheless). Dad says definitely read it; its one of those books that's hard to put down and you just wish that it would keep going on and on. I say never underestimate what any of us who belong to the nation within a nation are capable of doing.


  39. Sam
    11:05 am on August 29th, 2010

    MagPie, you are an amazing ratter and Barb must be very proud of you.

  40. AbbietheKitty
    11:05 am on August 29th, 2010

    I am not in favor of pictures of dead animals. Even rats, baby or otherwise.

  41. Riö - The Evil
    11:09 am on August 29th, 2010

    Baby Rats!…grow up to be big fat rats… snort!… Barbs hen house is infested with rats as we type….grunt!… MagPie will have to be at her best and show no mercy….wheeze!

  42. Siberian Husky
    11:10 am on August 29th, 2010

    Another thumbs up for Scent of the Missing that Wookie just reviewed. Great review, Wookie!!

    Mom read the book and really loved it.

  43. staff
    11:12 am on August 29th, 2010

    Thanks for the recommendation Wookie, I will have Mr Staff get it for me from Interlibrary Loan.


  44. Riö - The Evil
    11:21 am on August 29th, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!… I knew if I mentioned something disgusting it would prompt her to post…heh!… Hi Abby, what have you been doing today?…snort!

  45. Riö - The Evil
    11:37 am on August 29th, 2010

    Wow!… The Rockies are running circles around the Dodgers today!…snort!snort!… It is 7 – 0 right now after a triple and a homerun….wheeze!….[img ][/img]

  46. Barb & Maggie
    11:39 am on August 29th, 2010

    Rio, Barb was evidently upset, because she thought we were down to 1 rat, and now this could be the sign of an new infestation. Yuck!

    By the way, Rio, there are no blood and guts. I simply dispatch; quickly, humanely and efficiently. Not even the sign of a tooth mark with my work. I am a pest eradicator primo. Now if a kat had done the job, that would be a differnt story!!

    I have heard tales of heads being detached from bodies, and guts

    being left on the welcoming mat.

    On a lighter note, Barb is going to look for that book about SAR. I have a brother in Iowa that is SAR certified. Pretty cool.

  47. Riö - The Evil
    11:57 am on August 29th, 2010

    MagPie!… You are like a professional rat hitman!…snort!…Klean kill – leave no clues behind…sneeze!….We should merge our business’s and become a Corporation…grunt!

  48. Siberian Husky
    11:58 am on August 29th, 2010

    It takes a lot of work and training to get SAR certified. I learned that from reading Scent of the Missing.

    You'll get those rats in no time, Maggie. Barb doesn't need to worry. Without you, she might have to set traps and then it would be blood and guts.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    12:03 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Siber H, Barb can't even set a mouse trap, let alone a rat trap! Have you seen the size of those thing? Barb has a phobia about setting traps.

    Rio, If we started a corporation, what would be our positions?

  50. Riö - The Evil
    12:15 pm on August 29th, 2010

    MagPie!… I would be CEO and own 55% of the Stock….snort!… You would be CKO (Chief Killing Officer) and own 45% of the Stock that has no Poison Pill attached… cough! …Sounds fair, right? We need a name after all that!…sniff!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    12:25 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Well Roi, it does sound fair, even tho you would have controlling interest. After all, you do have an established business already, and I would be the newbie. Before further consideration, we need a name, and maybe even a sample business card.

    By the way, I do have a sub-speciality of mice control, plus I bark away hawks, sparrows and piegons. Goes without saying, I work without traps or poison. So you see I am multi faceted and could bring alot to the table.

  52. Riö - The Evil
    12:26 pm on August 29th, 2010

    OMG!….Bases are loaded for the Dodgers and Manny Ramirez is up to bat….snort!… The Ump calls a strike (and it was a strike!) and Manny starts arguing with the Ump and gets tossed out of the game….heh!… He is so freaking stupid he keeps arguing with the Ump after that!… gawd!… I think he really didn’t want to play today, lazy bastard!…Good Bye Manny!… snort! snort!

  53. Riö - The Evil
    12:32 pm on August 29th, 2010

    MagPie!…You do have a lot to bring to the table, but before this all starts to happen I will have to see how you handle this new infestation of Rats in Barbs hen house!…snort!… We can ponder on names in the meantime…heh!

  54. Barb & Maggie
    12:45 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Rio, I will do my best to prove myself worthy. The count is now 5 big and 1 little (mouse sized)rat-a-tats.

  55. Riö - The Evil
    12:45 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Wookie!…. Please check your secret message device when you get back from your date with Audrey!…snort! ….There is some trouble a foot with Rockie the Undercover Squirrel…gasp!

  56. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:55 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Oh, no! I took a nap, and now my Angels are down 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth. Last chance to stop the sweep. Against the bottom-dwelling orange birds for goodness sake! Mom and I will never hear the end of this if they don't pull it off. Go Angels!!!

  57. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:57 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Runners at first and third — c'mon Angels!

  58. Riö - The Evil
    12:57 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Score!…. MagPie 5.2 rats down ….snort!…Trouble is we do not have an accurate count of the total Rat population that lives below the hen house!….grunt!… Do we have a volunteer to go down there and do an inventory count?…heh! …If we an accurate physical count then I could rate your progress and ability on some kind of chart ….wheeze!

  59. Siberian Husky
    12:59 pm on August 29th, 2010

    tee hee…Manny got kicked out of the game. If I didn't have Rio's reporting from the front, I wouldn't know this.

    You are right, Maggie, rat traps are VERY BIG. Mom is an expert at setting mouse traps. She learned the hard way, but I don't know if she could do rat traps. The learning curve on rat traps might send her to the ER.

  60. Riö - The Evil
    1:00 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Kirby!….Naps during the game are lethal!…snort!… Never, never nap during the game pal…heh!… I am rooting for the Angels along with my Rockies, but the Rocks are looking good at 8 – 2 top of the 8th!…wooooo! (as SiberH would woooo!)…sniff!

  61. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:01 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Oh, man. Abreu just went down swinging. Two outs — still runners at first and third. Now or never!!!

  62. Riö - The Evil
    1:03 pm on August 29th, 2010

    SiberH!…His mom during Rat Trap Training…”OWWWWWWW”….SiberH calling for Help!…woooo wooo wooo-wooo!…

  63. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:03 pm on August 29th, 2010

    It's over. 1-0 final. I can't face Dad. I just can't!

  64. Riö - The Evil
    1:10 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Kirby!…Sorry pal! But you snooze you lose!…sniff!…Best thing that happened all day here is Manny got thrown out of the game …heh!heh!

    Uh oh!…Dodgers are up creeping up….snort!… It is 8 –5 right now top of the 8th…Rats!

  65. Barb & Maggie
    1:13 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Sammie is the only dawg that would fit DTRH (hee hee). That might be a little scary for a Princess.

    Paris Hilton might not need her chiwawa for a while, after her coke arrest yesterday. Maybe he/she would be available on loan.

    Any other ideas?

  66. Riö - The Evil
    1:20 pm on August 29th, 2010

    MagPie!… Lexi!…But I think she realized we were older than her and is probably posting on some pre-teen guys blog…snort!…I’m guessing Nigel has one now and that’s where she hangs out…heh!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    1:30 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Wow!Wow!…Our young Dexter Fowler has just scored ANOTHER triple!…snort!…He is the leader of triples in the Major League with 12 right now!…Wow!

    [img ]!clap!.gif[/img]

  68. Siberian Husky
    1:31 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Well, you need a rat terrier. That is a breed of dog, but I don't know where to find one. I can start asking around at the dog park.

  69. FattyKitty
    1:31 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Checking in with you all. We're listening to Behind the Curtain while the Librarian makes cilantro pesto. She made granola last night. All the cooks on this blog are inspiring her.

    No rats or mice around here, but there are an awful lot of moths L. decided to clean the vent fan when we first moved in and got showered with grease-encrusted moths. You should have heard the scream! Then she made the landlord clean it. Now she hates moths whereas before she was not so touchy.

  70. FattyKitty
    1:33 pm on August 29th, 2010

    BTW – I'd hate to be Paris Hilton's pet. But what do I know? Being a good pet companion might be her one redeeming quality.

  71. Siberian Husky
    1:36 pm on August 29th, 2010

    FK, We can only hope.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    1:43 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Rockies!… Sweept the Dodgers! …snort!…After Sweeping the Braves!…. WOOOOOO!… The Tide is Turning!…snorkel!…WOOOOOOO!

    [img ][/img]

  73. Siberian Husky
    1:44 pm on August 29th, 2010


    Rockies Won!

  74. AbbietheKitty
    1:46 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Hi Rio,

    Let's see, I have been napping and begging for treats and then napping. Yes that about says it all. Staff has been staying close to home and so I have been staying close to her. She is a treat machine!


  75. Sam
    1:50 pm on August 29th, 2010

    I don't want to go down a rabbit/rat hole. I'm a princess, for crying out loud. As for Paris Hilton, I could ride around in her purse as long as no drugs. She might take me shopping since I missed this last big "college tour" or whatever they think I might believe.

    But – I have a problem. Mom and my Girl both laid down the law after I threw up last night – No People Food! Does that mean I have to eat kibble?

  76. AbbietheKitty
    1:58 pm on August 29th, 2010


    You can come here. Staff will give you kitty treats. We have been having yellow fin tuna Temptations lately. They are fine!

  77. Staff
    1:59 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Gosh all this talk of food is making me hungry.


  78. Riö - The Evil
    2:02 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Sammie!… We ruled you out right away…snort!…Don’t know if that rascally Lexi will volunteer or not…heck!… She probably can’t count past two, so it would be a waste of a terrifying experience for her anyway…grunt!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    2:33 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Stover!….The Emmy’s are on tonight!…snort!… I had no idea, I just wandered upon the Red Carpet thingy before the show starts…cough!… I’m hoping the few shows I really love will win something. That would be very nice indeed! …sneeze!

  80. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:39 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Maggie: Does Barb know any doctors? They have those special cameras that they can stick in all sorts of places to see what's going on. Maybe they could stick one of those camera under the chicken coop to see how many of the enemy you still have to take out! That's a no-risk way to get the data — and you know how much Ingrid values data!!!

  81. Sam
    2:42 pm on August 29th, 2010

    A-Kat, I'm on my way. Thank you for being so generous with your special tuna treats.

  82. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    2:51 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Rio. Message received. Defiinitely need to look in on Rocky the Squirrel, and see what can be done. 00Wookie

  83. Barb & Maggie
    3:05 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Kirby, Barb's brother is a doc, but he lives all the way down in Cary, N.C. so he is not readily available for house calls.

    Barb googled it, and the average rat litter size is 5-8, but there could be more. We thought we were down to 1 before this morning. We will do a late night recon. and report on that tomorrow. I could have my paws full around here!

    Barb want to watch the Emmys. Rio, What shows are you rooting for?

  84. Riö - The Evil
    3:10 pm on August 29th, 2010

    OMG!,…The opening of the Emmys was the funniest I have seen in awhile!…snort!… Jon Hamm signing and dancing was too much …heh!…He actually looks like a young guy when he is not on Mad Men!..heh!

  85. Riö - The Evil
    3:16 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Betty!…White was playing the part of Jon Hamm’s dancing teacher in the hilarious opening routine and then they came out together to present the first award!…HA!…I was laughing so hard!…snort!…Those two do have chemistry! She is still so wonderful! …sneeze!

  86. Riö - The Evil
    3:18 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Barb!…Not sure what has been nominated this year, but hoping that “Breaking Bad”, “Mad Men” and “Burn Notice” get the nod…snort! …”Top Chef” is always a favorite too!…sniff!

  87. B. Stover
    3:33 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Thanks Rio. Are you going to keep watching? I've always liked Betty White. I'm going to watch Masterpiece Mystery.

    Barb: I think the Emmy awards are on CBS…is that the chanel with the peacock symbol? Betty White just won for supporting actress in a comedy series.

  88. B. Stover
    3:35 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Oh Oh. Maybe Betty White was just announced as a nominee. Rio…do you know?

  89. Riö - The Evil
    3:56 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Hmmmm!… I just saw “Top Chef” win (again!)….snort!…I thought this show was live, but maybe it is Not! Because I have not seen Betty White nominated yet I don’t think – we are running in and out watering stuff tonight for the first time in ages, it’s amazing anything is alive out there…grunt!… I really want “Breaking Bad” to win BIG BIG BIG!…snort!

  90. Riö - The Evil
    4:09 pm on August 29th, 2010

    OMG!…Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad just won as a supporting actor Emmy! ….snort snort!…He Sooooo deserves it, he is incredible in that show!…heeeeee!… Mad Men won best Writing I believe, I caught the end of it when we came inside!…gruff! So far every show I like as won something except for ‘Burn Notice’ …still time!

  91. Sam
    4:14 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Breaking Bad wins again.

  92. Riö - The Evil
    4:14 pm on August 29th, 2010

    WOW!… Bryon Cranston just won Best Actor in Breaking Bad! …WOOOOOOOOOOO!… And he loves Baseball too!…smack!

  93. Riö - The Evil
    4:16 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Snort!… I knew that I know what's good and what sucks!…heh!…

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  94. FattyKitty
    4:24 pm on August 29th, 2010

    I'm still with Ingrid and she is frustrating me. Take the Chief into your confidence, Ingrid! Or at least, Joey. Egad, she's going to get herself killed. We have lost any semblance of doing a lick of anything around here until we find out what happens. That's the trouble with these books on CD – no flipping through pages to find out what happens. Grrrrr.

  95. Alice Johnson
    4:38 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Fatty Kitty,

    Trust Ingrid.

    Alice Johnson

  96. Riö - The Evil
    4:43 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Weird!…It’s weird when Award Shows win awards….snort!…But someone has to write them and this one is really turning out very good, writing wise I mean!…snort!…And all my faves so far are winning something! Waiting for Burn Notice to pick up something soon!.. sniff!

  97. Riö - The Evil
    5:37 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Really!… No one is interested or interesting tonight?…Good golly!… Well good night to you all then!…snort! Bed bugs do bite you know, on command! …grunt!…We here are staying up to see if ‘Breaking Bad’ wins Best Show Ever in the History of the World!…so there!…snuffle!

  98. Mollypop
    5:37 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Rio – Staff needs a prayer tonight for her right big toe!

  99. Riö - The Evil
    5:56 pm on August 29th, 2010

    WOOOOOOO!… Mad Men won Best Show!….snort!snort!…There is good taste in the Industry again!…whooopeee!….Breaking Bad will have their day one day!…snort!…I am actually thinking good Writing is coming back. Not that I dare to watch and Network shows on purpose…heh!

  100. Riö - The Evil
    6:00 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Staff!…What the hell is wrong with your Big Toe???… damn!… You know you are susceptible to infection during this time…growl!…What can I do for you my dear!…sob!

    Molly!…Where did you find out about this? Caring Bridge? …snort!.. We have not checked that lately…sniffle!

  101. Riö - The Evil
    6:18 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Well!… I just checked and Staff has hurt her big right toe again…sniff!…This happened earlier this year and she had a hard time hobbling around for ages…sigh!…With the new Kidney, I am very concerned about infection in any part of her body…sob!…So tonight we need to come together in a prayer for Nancy (Staff!), even though all of you have deserted me tonight and will read this tomorrow, it will still be important to come together….wheeze!

    Oh Lord of All Creation we lift up Nancy to you. Please take away all the infection in her body. Lord we love this little lady and we need her here with us. She is so special to so many of us. Lord please heal her infection and give her the gift of health finally. She has endured so much for so many years Lord, please let this be her last struggle for a very long time. Lord we love you and we trust you in all things, amen.

  102. staff
    6:42 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Oh dear Rio,

    It is not an infection. It is just swollen and painful to walk on because of a tissue injury. Since I can't take things like aspirin, ibuprofen and aleve to control the swelling I just have to wait for it to go down. And to NOT walk on it to make it worse.

    It is not an infection so you stop that worrying right now. Oh, I appreciate any big toe prayers you have going though. Big toes are such a problem.

  103. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:56 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Thanks to Rio? I think, for noticing me in my pink car. I really get around in it, may be in your town tomorrow.

    Milky White Way shows up in (I think) Last of the Dixie Heros. We are starting to notice a lot of similar themes in PA's stories. Many single dads of sons, many people losing their jobs. Big slobby people from the past, even a character called Bernie in "the Fan" which we are reading now. We are ready to get back to Chet, not so depressing. SQ is a much better author than PA.

  104. FattyKitty
    7:17 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Staff – maybe you can find someone to kiss your toe for youuuuuuuhahahahahah……..

    Oops, sorry! We fell off the chair.

  105. FattyKitty
    7:17 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Maybe it's just a Staff infection.

  106. FattyKitty
    7:18 pm on August 29th, 2010

    Librarian: someone has been booted off the internet and sent to bed.

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