Sundays With Ingrid

Chief Strade and Joey approached.

“Stellar,” said the chief.

“Thanks,” said Ingrid.

“Stellar all around,” the chief said.

Their eyes met. Ingrid gave a little nod.

The chief turned to Joey. “Where’s that bouquet?”

Joey patted his pockets. “Must have left it in the car.”

But the bouquet – daisies – was still fairly fresh a few days later at the Rec Center dance. Joey handed Ingrid the flowers in the parking lot, minimizing the chance of any of the boys witnessing what could be interpreted as a romantic gesture.

“These are nice,” Ingrid said. “Smell them.”

Joey shook his head. They stood in silence, breath rising in the cold. Then Joey said, “I saw that movie. On DVD.”

“What movie?”

“The one your mom likes.”


“Yeah.” More silence. Joey shifted from one foot to the other, like he was building up to something. How long was this going to take? It was getting really cold. “The funny thing is,” he said at last, “you do kind of look like her.”

Like Ingrid Bergman? “Don’t be ridiculous,” Ingrid said.

“You do,” Joey said. “Especially, um, around the mouth.”

He reached out and touched her lips with his finger, very gentle. A nice feeling – might even have been electric, if he hadn’t had gloves on.

From Into the Dark.

Welcome Chance Man.



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98 Responses to “Sundays With Ingrid”

  1. B.Stover
    9:19 am on April 3rd, 2011

    “How long was this going to take? It was getting really cold.” From Ingrid’s interior monologue and in this situation…extremely funny! Isn’t this one of the reasons we love her?

    Good morning all.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:23 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Good morning, all. Windy here today, but temps should be better. We may go outside later and plant some beets and lettuce. Right now, we’ll just stay inside and enjoy some coffee.

    We looked at the eagles this morning, and it didn’t seem to do anything bad to the computer. They have a 10 min. clip you can click on to see the 2nd hatchling. Third is not expected for a few days. Let’s hope they are kind to that last one! When both were on the nest at the same time, you could see that dad was slightly smaller, and didn’t have the dark line above the eyes.

  3. Melanie
    9:29 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Totally one of the reasons, B.Stover.

    Barb and MagPie: I hope Barb is having the coffee. I’m watching the Eagle cam, have not seen the second chick!! Looking forward to the Eagle moving.

    We are having 50 degrees today and breezy.

    KirbyT: read your comment from last night. The statistics that they are reading can’t be real. There are two guys somewhere on a computer making it all up.

  4. Mollypop
    9:49 am on April 3rd, 2011

    I just saw both eagle babies! The first born is very perky with his head bobbing around.

  5. Melanie
    9:49 am on April 3rd, 2011

    For Riö and others having trouble with the eagle site. The second chick is behind the first and can’t keep it’s head up yet.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    10:43 am on April 3rd, 2011

    A Sunday to All!

    Melanie: Thanks for the updates on the baby eagles – very cute! By the way – that cake from yesterday was sooo good. We can hardly wait for your next birthday party.

    B: We loved the Ingrid books. Have you heard anything new about Robbie & her Sherwood pals?

    Barb: A Sunday morning Cafe au Lait for Nana. Hey, Mollypop! (and anyone else just waking up – enjoy your day).

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:53 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, thank you for the chick update. We watched that clip for 9.39 minutes, which was really about 12, with all the stops. The first 5 minutes was just both mom on nest and dad standing on the side. After he flew off, she got up and stretched her wings, giving a short view of the babies. Your shot is much better.

    Bear, Barb loves her coffee, but just has the plain old black stuff. She likes french roast or other full bodied types, and grinds the beans some times.

  8. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:07 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Good morning y’all!

    We have enjoyed the pics of the eagles. I think we are the only ones who haven’t been to the eaglecam.

    Our library doesn’t have “Into the dark”. What’s up with that?

  9. Mollypop
    11:13 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Bear – Mom loves her lattes and has them with decaf and skim milk. She calls it her cup of nothing. ha ha.

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Kinsler!… Yup! He hit 2 home runs 2 games in a row, each time first at bat, and the start of the season….snort!… Never been done before according to STATS, Inc….sniff!… The Red Sox dumped the game to the Rangers, 12 – 5… whoa!…I bet there are a couple of guys by the name of Admin and Spence who not happy campers today…heh!

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Sox!….They will get another chance to try and beat The Rangers today at 2:00 ET…heh!…I wish someone would watch the game and let me know what is happening…snort!…What if Kinsler does it a third time???….holy cow!

  12. Siber-H
    11:32 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Rio, If you have the TBS Channel, the Rangers and Sox game should be on at noon our time. My newspaper has started listing the baseball games that are going to be on tv each day…YES!!! even the Rockies games!

  13. B.Stover
    11:38 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Hi Bear. I read somewhere (but cannot now remember where) that PA’s Robbie book will be out in January. Are you (Nana) enjoying your cafe au lait?

    Mollypop: “Her cup of nothing.” I like that!

    Hey, Rio and Macy!

    For those with Kindles: I don’t know if anyone would be interested but you can get the first volume of Proust’s Remberance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time), Swan’s Way, for eighty-nine cents at Amazon.

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:38 am on April 3rd, 2011

    SiberH!….I might be able to watch a little of it, before the Rockies play at 12:30….grunt!….That is if we can get all of our errands and other such things done before noon….sniff! … We are leaving now …woooo!…Car Ride!

  15. BearSpiritDog
    12:14 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    B: Hmm…January – a long time to wait, but I guess that’s why we haven’t heard anything. Nana said to tell you – she loves her morning cafe. Barb Yes! french roast and very strong to jump start the day. MollyPop: Nana’s friend has to drink decaf too. I guess you get used to it.

    Siber-H & Rio: Looks like a good day for baseball! I was thinking we can place our bets according to what Bernie is betting on. He should know by now that whatever he bets against will win.

  16. Melanie
    12:33 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Okay, I played with my new present. Learned how to do two pieces of software. The result? 20 seconds of silliness!


  17. Jasper the Poodle
    12:46 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Mom has been sneezing all freaking morning! I think she’s used half a box of tissues. I like when she leaves tissues on the table because I shred them when she leaves the house. Today she is throwing them all in the tall box that I can’t get into.

    Mom is making her boss’s homemade mac & cheese recipe. I think she needs some comfort food, me on her lap, kawfee in her “I listed Starbucks as my emergency contact at work” drink bowl, and her tissue box to get those sneezes to stop.

    In other news…the lady that is working to sell our house is going to come over to do something called a virtual tour. She is going to post it on their website so people can see what a great house this is.

  18. Melanie
    12:51 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Feeding time.

  19. dawson
    1:31 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie: Cool! I don’t think Mattie quite fits in that chair. I watched the video, then went to watch it again to see if they had counted me. They hadn’t. Then I liked it. Then went there again to see if they counted me. They didn’t. Then I tried to sign up for a You tube account for about 5 minutes. I had no success. Still, I look forward to many more videos from you.
    Thanks for posting the pictures of chicks. I’ve spent a fair bit of time watching an eagle sitting on the nest. Seems like every time I leave for a minute the eagle stands up and is sitting back down facing a new direction by the time I return.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    1:41 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie! That Mattie is a super dog! We enjoyed the video and look forward to more to come.

  21. Siber-H
    1:47 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    cute, not as cute as a Newf puppy, but cute.

    Macy, I haven’t been to the eagle cam either…too much baseball, I think.

    Spirit Dog, It is, indeed, a good day to watch baseball. We are trapped in the house because the wind is blowing 50 to 60 mph…blowing sand, tumbleweeds, and pollen. I pretty much have the baseball tv schedule figured out so I can watch it from noon till bedtime while listening to mom sneeze.

    Macy, I can watch both the Rangers and the Rockies games this afternoon by flipping back and forth. How cool is that.

    The Huskies won the basketball thingy. They are doing good even if they aren’t Western Huskies.

  22. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:49 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, love it, want your toy.

    If nature abhors a vacuum, where does it stand on brooms?

  23. BearSpiritDog
    1:56 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Jasper: Tell your mom to try Airborne for the sneezes and ask her for the homemade mac & cheese recipe. Mac & cheese is one of our favorites in the comfort food department.

    Dawson: The same thing happened to us with the like button on YouTube.

  24. Siber-H
    1:57 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, as Macy said, thanks for posting the photos of the eagle chicks. We love the video of Mattie and are looking forward to more. You’ll be doing full length Newf movies soon.

  25. Jasper the Poodle
    2:05 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    The sneezing has stopped (for now). Mom is doing laundry, dishes, cooking the mac & cheese, playing on Facebookie, posting here and is up, down, up, down all the dang time. Jeez lady, park it somewhere so I can sleep more than 5 minutes at a time.

    Mac and cheese is a big success, although she did use too small a dish and it spilled in the oven and smoked up everything, so all the windows in the house are open to herd out the smoky burned smell. Hack! Gag! Mom posted the recipe on Facebookie in her notes section with all her other recipes, but here it is for you non-FB folks, and adjusted to allow for a bigger baking dish:

    Christine’s Mom’s Macaroni & Cheese

    Spray non-stick spray in glass 9X14 baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.

    1 lb box of elbow macaroni
    4 cups cheddar cheese (don’t use fake stuff, American or Velveeta)
    1 stick butter (no fake stuff here either)
    1 cup milk
    ½ cup half and half
    ½ cup breadcrumbs
    1 t pepper (okay to use white, but fresh-cracked black worked for me)
    1 t ground mustard

    Cook elbow macaroni as directed on box, but stop before completely cooked. (This was cook time minus 4 minutes for me.) Drain macaroni. Do not rinse. Place in glass baking dish.

    Put hot pot back on stove; add butter, milk, half and half, and 3 cups cheese. Cook over low heat so butter and cheese is melted. Pour mixture over top of macaroni. Add more milk if there is not enough sauce to come up at least ¾ to the top of the sides of the baking dish.

    Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Cover in foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes.

    Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

    This is the basic recipe. Taste is somewhat bland, but nice and cheesy with crunchy breadcrumbs on top. You may add red pepper flakes, green pepper, jalapeño pepper, or ham for more spicy or complex flavor.

  26. B.Stover
    2:12 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie: Mattie is so wonderfully nonchalant. I love that music. Something longer please….

  27. BearSpiritDog
    3:01 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Jasper’s Mom: Thank you for the recipe! Yum!!!

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:01 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Baseball!….We made it home through all the wind, dirt and pollen….sneeze!cough!gag!…She is in allergy misery today as well…sniff!… The good news is we are watching the Red Sox and the Rangers battle it out…snort!… The pitcher for the Sox is amazing but the Ian Kinsler just hit another home run!….wow! ….Now we have to go watch the Rockies stomp all over the Snakes!…heh!

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:06 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    NOOO!….It’s snowing like a bastard outside right now…snort!…Just a while ago it was raining….grunt!….The game has been delayed…Wahhhhh!.Sob!Sob!Sob!

  30. Mollypop
    3:08 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Bear – Mom says she will never get used to decaf coffee, but the worst is giving up her (addicted to) Diet Coke. She’s doing this because of her fibromyalgia so it’s not temporary. Rats! she says. Double rats!

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:11 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Jasper!….Thanks for that decadent recipe!…snort!… Hopefully she will try and make it and give me some…heh!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:24 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    SiberH!….heh!snort!heh!…Did you see that Geico commercial with one of our guys chasing a Kat?….heh!….They are both driving 70’s style hot rods through the streets in a car chase. The Kat looks an awful lot like Alice!….snort!

  33. Siber-H
    3:39 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Yes, Rio I love that Geico commercial. I know Alice flies a chopper, but I didn’t know she could drive a car.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    3:49 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    MollyPop: Rats, indeed!!!

  35. Melanie
    4:02 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie is never giving up her coco.

    Said in the third person for emphasis!

  36. Wolfie
    4:06 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Bee, ‘Words With Friend’s is an on line scrabble game. You would like it and I betcha that you would be the world champ!

    I think you either an ipaw or a smart phone to play it though,

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:07 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    SiberH!….Are you watching the Red Sox and Rangers game?….snort!….Did you see what I just saw? Sox finally had the bases loaded but the Rangers struck out their batter for the 3rd out….sniff!….So the Rangers are still ahead 3 – 1 bottom of the 7th….chorkel!

    Rockies!….Their game was called because of bad weather….grump!

  38. Melanie
    4:15 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Hmmm Riö, that’s when OTAS and F left to go see an old friend. Not sure they could take it anymore.

    They are coming back tonight and I still get to see them tomorrow until they leave in the afternoon.

  39. Sam
    4:33 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Mom saw the eagle babies on the Today show this morning. She said they look like little powder puffs.

  40. B.Stover
    4:43 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Mollypop: I assume that your mom gets decaf coffee beans and grinds them herself? Perhaps if she used a French press (if she doesn’t already) the coffee would have more flavor.

    I’ve been re-reading Ovid’s Metamorphoses so that I can finish my “monologue” about him on my blog. It’s been several years since I taught him so this is fun. I’m pondering his motives. He’s so wonderful!

  41. Siber-H
    4:49 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    I’m watching the Rangers game, Rio. The Rangers are going to sweep the Sox.
    It looks like real nasty weather in Denver.
    At 6 pm our time there is a Giants/Dodgers game on ESPN2.

  42. Mollypop
    4:51 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Baby #1 is out from underneath Momma. I hope it doesn’t go near the edge of the nest. Yikes!

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:52 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Sweep!….Rangers over the Red Sox….grunt!….That was ugly for the Sox. I bet they can’t wait to get the hell outta Texas and go home…heh!…Has the Red Sox ever started out a season down by 3?…sneeze!…I hope the Rockies get to play them this year…heh!

  44. Mollypop
    5:04 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    B. – Mom has a Tassimo and just pops in a pod. The problem is not the flavor, it’s that she wants a perk-up from it. She’s about ready to kill to get her hands on a Diet Coke.

  45. Mollie (a black poodle)
    5:53 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Baseball: After previous loses to L.A. last night the Giants won 10 to 0. I am glad because my boy was at the game. He said lots of Giants celebrated in parking lot but no one got hurt. He is going to the game today. Starts here on TV at 5PM. Hope they win again.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:04 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Mollie!…SiberH and I will be watching the game with you…snort!… I will definitely be rooting for the Giants. I hate the Dodgers…grunt! …The Giants are a great team with a lot of interesting characters….sniff!… My friend wants to see Cy, Lincecum’s Frenchie….heh!….Then there is the young Buster Posey. All the young girls are in love with him…snort!

  47. LizF
    6:23 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Greetings Sundayers from Monday. I’m not on long, we have to go and take down the exhibition today. I’ll be watching Melanie’s youtube at work – the connection is too slow here.

    Macy – judging by the autumn leaves and acorn bits left by the parrots in my back yard, nature happily undoes the work of brooms in no time at all.

  48. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:27 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie, tell your mom to look for homergirl on Words with Friends. She couldn’t do it with the e-mail address yesterday.

  49. Siber-H
    6:31 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Rio and I will be cheering for the Giants with you Mollie. ugh, I don’t like the Dodgers either. I wish Brian Wilson wasn’t on the DL list and I hope he gets better soon. Cody Ross, New Mexico’s guy, is also injured.
    Mollie, that is neat that your boy is such a Giants and baseball fan.
    Rio, I hope Ubaldo’s finger gets all well soon but I want them to take all the time it needs to heal. I didn’t find out till 24 hours later what was wrong with Ubaldo’s pitching in that first game…poor guy.

    Wildfires in both NM and CO.

  50. Melanie
    6:35 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Wildfires now? Isn’t that early?
    Take care Riö and Siber-H.

  51. Siber-H
    6:42 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, because of the drought and the wind, it isn’t early. The ones in NM are grass and shrub fires rather than forest fires (I don’t know about Colorado) but one of our fires is only 1/4 mile away from a casino and structures.
    If we don’t get some moisture, the forest fires could start in a month or so.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:43 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Fires!…We’ve had fires here for over a month…grunt!….All this dry weather and WIND….sniff!…Today we did have enough rain and snow to stop the baseball game, but I don’t know if it put out the fires….wheeze!

    Oldie!…. We dug up some old movie that Jack Lemmon was in way back when and have received the first one from Netflix….snort!… It’s called The Notorious Landlady with Kim Novak and Fred Astaire….sniff! …It’s in black and white, set in England and so far it is wonderful!…heh!…Has anyone else seen this old movie?…gruff! …There is a mysteriously unsolved murder involved right from the start…heh!

  53. Siber-H
    6:47 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    I just had a comment go off to moderation and it will never show up on the blog, and I was simply answering Melanie’s question about the wildfires.

    In a nutshell, because of the drought, it is not early for wildfires. The ones in NM are grass and shrub fires.

  54. Siber-H
    6:50 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    One of our fires is only a quarter mile away from a casino and structures. The forest fires could start in a month or so if we don’t get some moisture.

  55. Siber-H
    6:52 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    One of our fires is only a quarter mile away from civilization. The forest fires could start on a month or so if we don’t get some moisture.

  56. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:15 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I’m here late today because I had an exciting day. I got to meet my girl’s boyfriend! My girl and her beau were in town for a wedding yesterday, so this afternoon Mom and Dad and my boy and I went to a park and met them! We had a cookout — steak, potato salad, baked beans and French bread with birthday cupcakes for dessert! The boyfriend gave me a piece of steak and I very nicely buried it, along with some bread and a piece of cupcake. If I ever go back there I’ll have a nice dinner waiting for me!!!

  57. Melanie
    7:18 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Let’s see. . .

    I could collect all the Pack’s drool and send it your way. Would that help?

    Snow still on the ground, but when we went out for walk today the ground sank a bit under my feet!! YEA!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Kirby!…. You’ve got to learn to EAT IT WHILE YOU GOT IT!… snort!… Some other guy is gonna come along and find your lovely lunch and dig it up and eat it for you….grunt!… I swear! You bury way too many treasures laddie!…heh! …Now, if it was your own back yard that would be another thing, but this park is a place you may never go back to for ages and ages…huh!…Kiss your food goodbye pal…snorkel!

  59. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:23 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Rio, SiberH and Melanie: I’m so sorry that you’re having such bad weather. Here it is nice and sunny with a high of 77, and yesterday’s winds have gone away — perfect weather for a picnic!!!

  60. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:27 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    That’s OK, Rio. Maybe some other animal needs it more than I do. I was so happy to be out with my family and meet my girl’s boyfriend, I just didn’t care whether I ate or not!

  61. B.Stover
    7:30 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    I’m watching To Serve Them All My Days from Netflix. It was on Masterpiece Theater in 1980.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Kirby!…. Oh my, you and I live on different planets….snort!…I’m a gobbler and you are a hoarder….grunt!… Someone else can have it? Really?…huffle!…If someone gives me steak, no one else in the world is gonna get it from me, that’s for damn sure….grunt!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Stover!…Our movie is older than your movie!…heh!…It is really good too. Now that we can get back to it after doing the up and down stairs thing for the clothes….yeesh! ….Hey, it’s my supper time!!! Where is it anyways??? ….grump! gruffle!

  64. Wolfie
    7:47 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Okay, Homergirl, your’re up!

  65. Siber-H
    7:53 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    I’m a gobbler, too.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie!…What are you talking about?…grump!… Is it relevant to others here? Or just a game you are playing with one other member?…grumble!

  67. B.Stover
    8:08 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie: Thank you but I don’t know that I’d be that good. I always felt so limited by Scrabble because you only get a few tiles, right? With Bookworm there are more possibilities.

  68. B.Stover
    8:12 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Mollypop: I suppose your mom can’t drink tea right? It actually has more caffine than coffee by weight.

  69. B.Stover
    8:15 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Rio: I forgot to say…I remember parts of To Serve Them All My Days. Interesting how the memory works. I don’t usually like black and white movies but I’m glad you’re enjoying it. The new series The Killing is on tonight and I think that you might like it.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Stover!….What channel and what time is this new show on…sniff!… I can watch the Giants and a new show at the same time if I have to…heh!….She is out in the kitchen making both a lovely spaghetti sauce and chili from the same batch of hamburger….grunt!….That’s how we roll through the week here most of the time…snorkel! …Make it once, eat it 3 to 4 times…gah! …I’m sick of kibble too, dammit!…grump!

  71. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:22 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Report to Home Office
    Re: Mission Plunderers
    From: Natasha, Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy

    Alert! Alert! Big things happen vith Plunderers. Need assistance soon.
    First event – big gathering at Tupper’s house. This is obvious to have connections vith Royal Air Force. Viat – ve know this makes not the sense, but vait – ve vill tie this together vith other information.
    Plunderers are having big argument over vhich to support – Huskies or Bulldogs. This is code very obvious to Natasha – Plunderers are instigating big airplane battle, known as dogfight. They fight about support to Royal Air Force – vhich is vhat Bulldog stands for. Huskies – ve are thinking about Siberia…so this must be Russian Air Force. Only problem vith this theory, ve HAF no air force. Maybe, is doubtful, but just maybe Natasha has wrong interpretation of gathering.
    Next big event – Melanie has meeting vith OTAS (Official Tough Assignment Spy) who comes vith “F”…this must be Foreign Minister.
    Next big event, Rio and Vookie haf traveled to mountain range of Rockies for big mission. Vas not successful and their cover vas blown by agent who goes by code name Jumbo Tron. They haf lost, but they plan next engagement to vin. They plan to use snake venom somehow in their dastardly plan.
    Ve do not think Rio and OTAS are vorking on same mission as OTAS plans to vear red socks, so vill stick out in crowd.
    Volfie is very concerned about having argument vith another Plunderer – Natasha quotes “Vords Vith Friends” is on Volfie’s paw.
    And now may be time to vork on Supreme Commander B.Stover; she is distracted by return of old paramour named Ovid. (Really? A guy named Ovid is attractive? Hmm)
    Many puzzlements vith Plunderers actions this veek. Vill continue to monitor and report.
    Natasha out

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Natasha!….She sort of puts it all in a new perspective, doesn’t she….heh!snort!heh!…Watching the Giants losing so far to those damned Dodgers…grump!…I hope this improves, we may have to switch back to the the old black and white movie soon!…sniff!

  73. Wolfie
    8:59 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Natasha, you are right on target! Excellant reporting! We love you because you make us laugh!

    Verds vith friends, ha ha ha ha ha

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Stover!…We are watching it now….whew!…She finally got the kitchen stuff almost squared away, just in time for the beginning…heh!…During commercials she will finish the dishes and all that other crappola,…snorke!…Thanks for the tip!

  75. Melanie
    9:07 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Just looked at the clock. I knew it had to be at least 10:30.

    Jeez, 9:07.


  76. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:21 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    That Natasha! I don’t know how good she is as a spy, but she sure is good for a laugh!!!

  77. AbbietheKitty
    9:35 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    please check this request from a no-kill shelter out and do what you can to help. Thanks,
    Alice and Abbie

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Kirby!…Very well said about Natasha!…heh!snort!heh!…She has an excellent imagination and apparently we are all doing more important stuff than we even know about..heh!…I love it!…gruffle!

    AbbieTheKat!…Where the hell have you been?…snort!… And why are you putting up advertising ads on this here blog with no explaination…grunt!…I am always hesitant to just pull up anther website because “someone” says so…grump!… Good luck with that sort of thing kitty Kat!…sniff!

  79. Siber-H
    9:54 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Alice and Abbie, I emailed the mayor…it only took seconds. I am not allowed to go to Facebookie. but maybe some others can.

    The Borzoi’s reports are always FUN!!!

    The Giants are only one run behind the Dodgers.

  80. Siber-H
    9:55 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Oh, They are tied now…the Giants and the Dodgers. This is more like it.

  81. B.Stover
    9:58 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Sorry Rio. I started watching it. It’s on from 9 to 11 Eastern on AMC. It’s good.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Oooer!…The game between the Giants and the Dodgers is tied 3-3…heh!…That’s good news…snort!

  83. AbbietheKitty
    10:05 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Dear Rio,
    You don’t have to do anything that makes you uncomfortable little puglet. But if some people want to that is great.

    Mr.Husky I thank you for your fast paw-work. I am rooting for the huskies on Monday night!

  84. Siber-H
    10:13 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    drat…the joy didn’t last long. The Dodgers are ahead by 2 now.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Stover!….This is a very good show!…snort!…Here we go again. Hopefully this one won’t be cancelled like Rubicon was because others can’t keep up with it and give up trying to figure out what happened…grump!….Did you notice the bruise on the teachers forehead?…sniff!sniff!… It made my hair stand up, only because there are so very few clues given to us during the pilot so far….heh!…I love, love, love it!…woooo!

  86. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    I love, love, love that Natasha, even tho she is such an Uptown Girl, and I am just a little country gal. Maybe some day I can be just like Natasha! Maybe she would let me be an understudy, what do you think? I could practice saying dahlink, and leettle spugnik! Vat you tink?

  87. Sam
    10:26 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Abbey, it’s past my bedtime but I begged my girl to let me push the “like” button. Done. Nighty night.

  88. Siber-H
    10:30 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    The Dodgers are ahead by 4 now. What happened to the Giants that won the World Series. They have disappeared down a sinkhole.

    We love the Borzoi, too, She is very entertaining. You are getting the hang of how to be a Russian, Maggie.

    I’m giving up on this baseball game and going to sleep soon.
    Night All

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    MagPie!….I do so worry about your dear Barb from time to time …snort!…Now is a time I am worrying about her again…sniff!….Wanting to be like Natasha?…heh!…There is a space as big as the Grand Canyon betwixt the two minds. A place where Barb can only visit on the back of pack mules…snort!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Hey!…The Giants are losing right now, the Red Sox are already losers…heh!…This season is totally looking up for us ….snort!

  91. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:47 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Oh no, the hated Dodgers are winning. We are not off to a good start. Maybe because Cody and Wilson are on the Disabled list. Who knows. At least we won yeterday when my boy was watching in L.A.

  92. B.Stover
    10:47 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Abbie: I clicked “like.” They have 1,904 likes so far.

  93. B.Stover
    11:05 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Rio: I didn’t notice the bruise on the teacher’s forehead. This seems like a good series.

    Good night all.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Us too!…Goodnight!…yawn!..,Giants lost (really?)…booo!….The Rockies get the Dodgers next…gruff!…Down down down in a pit of fire!…heh!

  95. Wolfie
    11:26 pm on April 3rd, 2011


    I clicked like also.

    Does anyone know how many friends PA has on facebook now? I am so ready for a contest!

  96. Barb & Maggie
    11:33 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Thank you Siber for the compliment.

    Last night on Bad Dog they had animals that did amazing things, mostly things they were not supposed to be doing. They showed a Siberian Husky who is an escape artist. She got out of her yard, walked 6 miles to a store where she had never been before, walked in, stole a very large dog bone and left. She was caught on video camera.

    She then walked 6 miles back home thru unfamiliar territory and traffic, and no one even knew she was missing. Later when they talked about it on the news and showed the video, her people discovered that it was their dog.

  97. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:33 pm on April 3rd, 2011

    Good night dahlinks,

    Ve also love Nattie, she looks at thinks upside down.

    Rangers swept, yea. Rio, when you were watching the game, did you see a tribute to a man who passed away. I don’t know if it was just on our broadcast or not. Anyway, he was a friend of mom and dad’s and they are very sad about losing him. It was a very lovely tribute.

    nitey nite
    Macy out.

  98. LizF
    12:31 am on April 4th, 2011

    That’s two thumbs up for Nattie from down here.

    B, i used to loooove John Duttine from that show, all those years ago. Sigh.

    Rio, do you like Bell Book and Candle, with Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart and Jack Lemmon? – that is such a great film.

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