Sundays With Ingrid: Friday Night Lights

The black-and-silvers tried the flea-flicker on their second play. Ty started to come forward, started to take the bait like everyone else, and then—yes!—saw what was really happening. Blessed miracle. He backpedaled, found the receiver, matched him stride for stride. Ball in the air. They both leaped, hands outstretched, a frozen moment under the lights. And—19 came down with it! Ty! He turned upfield, dodged a tackler—

“Run! Run!” Dad was jumping up and down, beside himself. They all were.

And dodged another tackler and shifted into a gear Ingrid hadn’t known he had. Maybe Ty hadn’t known either. He just blazed, right down the sideline, maybe not graceful like Assistant Coach Trimble but even faster. Crowd on their feet. Touchdown. He raised the ball high but didn’t do any embarrassing dancing or stuff like that. The best moment of his life, Ingrid just knew it. She almost cried, which was so weird.

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  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:49 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Football. Dad's a football coach, so all I know is that it takes up a lot of his time. He used to take me to school with him during practise, and I'd get to run around, but then I took off one day and ended up at the airport next door to the school, and the guys in the hanger had to run me down. Now Dad goes to practise without me. Sigh!

    But monkey bread! Dad went shopping this morning and came home with monkey bread! Pretty good stuff, but I didn't really taste any monkey. Then again, who knows what monkey meat tastes like?

  2. Melanie
    3:59 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Again, all I can say is INGRID IS AWESOME!

    Hope Georgia was awesome. If PSQA is going to try to come back today, that might be a tad difficult with the storms here. Not that we care. We're not traveling! We need the rain. My cucumbers look funny. They are really fat and then get really skinny at the end.

    Sam, when are you going to NYC? Which school is being looked at?

    I agree with B.Stover that SQ has not painted himself into a corner. Since it's fiction, he can just paint a door and in walks another perp! Or Astrid . . . Or Bob . . .

    FT, I also had to look up Amorphous. Not having had my coco yet I followed a link of Amorphous creature. Are you comparing yourself the that creature in that wonderful movie with (sigh) Steve McQueen, The Blob?

    And Librarian, I agree with you. The phrase, "Oh, my God, not again." comes to mind if you HAD to have sex everyday.

  3. Melanie
    4:00 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Morning Kirby! Monkey Bread, that's a very Southern tradition. I sort of remember it. Been awhile since I lived down South.

  4. Sam
    4:35 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Melanie, my Girl is looking at Fordham and NYC College on this trip. Next week we go to George Washington and American Universities in D.C.

    She is just looking, of course, because she's not allowed to leave home.

  5. Melanie
    4:42 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Of course, Sam, she will never be allowed to leave home.

  6. FattyKitty
    4:44 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Monkey Bread! For some reason that doesn't make me hungry and I think it is the name.

    So now we know that Ty finally figures out the flea flicker. We're not sure he deserves it because last night he punched Ingrid and she has a black eye! There are many errands for L. to do today – I hope she doesn't forget we need to listen to our book.

  7. B. Stover
    5:21 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Oh, you guys have me laughing. Monkey Bread (I'll have to look it up) and then, "Oh, my go, not again." I have to get some coffee.

  8. B. Stover
    5:31 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Here's a short article about monkey bread–with a picture–for those like me who aren't familiar with it. It looks good!

    Kirby: I had done travel-research prior to my sabbatical, so I stayed at home to work on the project.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_bread

  9. Melanie
    5:38 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Hmmm, B. Stover, that's how I remember it looking but we took shortcuts. I can't remember exactly remember; this is 20 years ago, but we tookPillsbury canned biscuit dough and then somehow smooshed the rolls all up together in a bunt pan with LOTS of Butter and then more butter and sugar and more sugar and pecans.

  10. Riö - The Evil
    6:00 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Snack!… Its been six whole days without another installment of the blog mystery…stomp!stomp!… I’m starting to get anxious…grunt! ….I mean for gosh sakes we are talking about Monkey Bread because we have no new clues to discuss….hurmmphf!

  11. B. Stover
    6:12 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Oh no! We have Rio in an "anxious" state. What should we do? We could each give our version of who killed Albie and why…..

  12. B. Stover
    6:13 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Not only anxious, but Rio is "stomping" at the bit……

  13. Riö - The Evil
    6:17 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Grunt!…A guy can only take so much stretching-out of a story…stomp!stomp!…Oh crap! She has misinterpreted my stomping for wanting to go for a walk…snuffle!…Now my halter is on and she is getting her shoes on…crap!…stomp!…crap!….stomp!stomp!

  14. Riö - The Evil
    7:44 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Labor!…. I just don’t see Spence doing that!…grunt!…Especially at night…heh!

  15. Melanie
    8:01 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Looking over the flow chart (raining like mad here) there is more than one employee of Albie's. Now Bernie didn't know Ratko was working for Albie until he saw his friend the barkeep. Love that word.

    Which could mean when Ray talks about the guy working for Albie, he didn't know the guy's name. He just says yes to Bernie when he asks if it's Foster when it could have been Ratko.

    This would mean that Ray didn't lie and Ratko set Ray up and not Foster.

  16. Melanie
    8:02 am on August 22nd, 2010

    With all this rain, I'm hoping the cucumbers will fill out completely.

  17. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:08 am on August 22nd, 2010

    I just checked out Bee's article about monkey bread, and that's what it looked like! But ours didn't have any nuts. Dad said they had nutty ones and unnutty ones, and even though he would rather have the nutty one, he was was nice and brought home an unnutty one, because Mom doesn't like nuts.

    And yes, talking about monkey bread is somewhat of a stopgap when we ought to be discussing a murder. But that just kind of shows what we've come to! Hint, hint, Chet! I'll send you a yummy monkey bread if you'll talk someone into putting more of Astrid's case in tomorrow's post!

  18. Barb & Maggie
    8:11 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Melanie, Good luck with the cukes and your mini vacation.

    Bee, Do you ever read Wine Spectator magazine? Barb's brother has been sending her a subscription for years. He is really into good wines, whereas Barb doesn't spend a lot for a bottle. There is a very good cab for around $9-10 per bottle that was recommended by the bro. Says for the $$ it is really good. It's called Cycles Gladiator, and seems to be pretty readily available.

  19. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:21 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Dawson: Mom and Dad did the wallpaper thing last summer when they redid the kitchen. They didn't seem to be having much fun. Just make sure you do it right. A few years ago, Mom and Dad were watching "This Old House," and when the show was over Dad left the room and Mom heard a funny noise. So Mom rushed into the dining room to see Dad simply pulling strips of wallpaper off the walls — no spraying, no steaming, no nothing! And along with the wallpaper came big chunks of plaster! By the time the room was finished, it was obvious Dad was going to have to replaster the walls. Does Dad know how to replaster walls? Of course not! So now — all these years later — the dining room walls are still a combination of yellowish below, and greenish above (because someone had once lowered the 13-foot ceilings). And there are still chunks of plaster missing! Oh, and did I mention that Dad did this two days before Mom's brother and his family were coming to visit? Not to mention all the family visits since then where the dining room is still a mess! Mom keeps wanting to do something about the walls, but Dad keeps saying he wants to try something first. The question is when??? Mom keeps threatening to call that "Over Your Head" show on HGTV, where they bail out "do-it-yourselfers" who can't actually do it themselves! Luckily, Mom made Dad do the kitchen the right way, so those walls have already been painted!

    P.S. Why did you change from your pretty picture back to the bicycle?

  20. FattyKitty
    8:37 am on August 22nd, 2010

    There are some things the Librarian would pay any price to not do – and wallpapering is one of them. Dawson must get it from Maggie, who was always wallpapering.

    Oops, there are two Maggies. One is Dawson's & the Librarian's mother. One is a rat-catching dog. The dog is not the wallpaperer.

    It is 86 degrees here (at 11:30 am) and supposed to get to 96. Luckily L. has finished mowing the lawn. I finished my nap but – yawwwnnn – might need another.

  21. dawson
    8:58 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby: I admit there is a learning curve on the wallpaper stripping, which I have never done before. I did buy a steamer and found the best tool is a cheap plastic spatula. I'm just doing the dining room to start which has wallpaper only up by the ceiling. The kitchen has wallpaper all over. Maybe next year. Or maybe never! Oh…and your dad reminds me of someone who lives here. Oh, my picture did change…I was just experimenting and I'm afraid of being recognized and I'm the only two-legged with a picture and I was going to substitute and picture of Marilyn Monroe and see if anyone noticed.

    Fatty Kitty: The temperature has hovered around 55 degrees for 6 days now.

  22. B. Stover
    9:06 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Melanie: We do not know definitely that Cactus Heights was owned by Albie. Therefore, we do not know if Ratko worked for Albie. It's one of the questions that needs an answer.

    Barb: I have seen the Wine Spectator but don't usually get it. I'll look for it next time I'm in the bookstore. I'll also check out that cab.

    Kirby: I think that your mom should just go ahead and do with the dining room whatever she wants to do rather than waiting endlessly. (Of course, I'm divorced so perhaps she shouldn't take my advice.)

    Dawson: I like your word-of-the-day. I haven't started reading the OED. It's always been my philosophy that the reason we have writing is so that we don't have to remember things….we can just look them up whenever the occasion calls for it. (Of course, that is one of the reasons that Plato did not want poets in his Republic but what did he know.)

  23. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:41 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Wallpaper! I've heard my mom and dad reminisce about that (or maybe some other word, not sure). It seems as though their philosophies on hanging wallpaper differ ever so slightly, and the two methods did not gel very when they are doing it together (or perhaps when they "tried" to do it together). My dad is convinced that hanging wallpaper together is a true test of marriage. According to him, it's one of those Mars and Venus kind of things. My dad is very precise and believes in measuring and remeasuring and then very methodically hanging the wallpaper. My mom is a bit more practical and go with the flow, basically just get it up and then cut it to fit. That way stuff like the floor and the ceiling not being plum doesn't mess up your measurements and leave you short on one side. I believe they actually only tried it once, long before I was on the scene, but it is definitely the stuff that legends (or horror movies) are made of, at least around here. Well, they managed to survive that somehow and live happily ever after, including — most importantly — getting moi. Wookie

  24. Mollypop
    9:43 am on August 22nd, 2010

    (Whispering) Sam thinks she's going on the college-look trip but she's not. My Mom said my Mom and Sam's Mom and Girl are the only ones going. I'm going to stay at Sam's house.

  25. dawson
    9:44 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Wookie: That's funny. I'm not gonna take the chance and try to hang any wallpaper. I'll be painting.

  26. Mollypop
    9:48 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Wookie – My Mom says she likes your Mom's method of wallpapering. She remembers an old I Love Lucy with Lucy and Ethel Paperhangers. Ha ha!

    For projects in general, some people say "Measure twice, cut once." Mom's motto is "Cut it large and kick it in place."

  27. Riö - The Evil
    9:51 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Molly!…. (SHOUTING!)… I thought I was going on the NYC trip too!… What the HELL!…snort!

  28. Riö - The Evil
    9:57 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Heh!… We just got back from eating lunch with Grandma…snort!…We took her an Arbies Roast Beef sandwich…slurp!… She was telling us about an old guy there by the name of Harry that swiped one of her big sunflowers from a plastic bouquet she has in her room… grunt!… Later we saw a guy driving around in his wheelchair sporting a white golf cap with a big yellow sunflower pinned to the front of it!…. Harry!

  29. dawson
    9:58 am on August 22nd, 2010

    B.Stover: Our OED is in 2 volumes that weigh about 10 pounds each and has very small print. Circa 1986.

    Fatty Kitty: Suddenly the sun has appeared and it's 65 degrees. Bicycle ride time.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    10:12 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Avatar!… I liked Dawson’s other photo better…snort!…She’s funnier when she has that photo up instead of the weird pink bike…heh!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    11:16 am on August 22nd, 2010

    I don’t think Chet would like the idea of monkey bread any more than bear claws!

    We are recovering after our busy day yesterday.

    Barb is working on her tomato seed saving. So far have processed some Mortgage Lifters, Sioux, and Cherokee Purple.
    She says it is a fun project and makes her feel like the pioneer woman that she was in her last life.

  32. Mollypop
    10:19 am on August 22nd, 2010

    (Whispering again) Rio – Sam thinks you are going with her to New York City – because she thinks that she's going. I'll bring lots of my toys to her house and we'll have fun – after all of the tiny foot stamping gets over with.

  33. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:31 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Mom is listening to Dog On It in her car when she drives to and from work. So far she's read it once and listened to it (almost) twice, and she says it still makes her laugh!

    Last night on her way home she listened to the part about Chet laying in the office while Bernie worked on the computer to find who owned the movie theater. Chet was describing the office — which was supposed to be the nursery for the little brother or sister who never materialized — and talked about the rug that had elephants running all around the border. And Chet says, "Even the thought makes me nervous." Oh dear, how hard is it going to be for Chet to deal with an elephant in To Fetch a Thief?

  34. Barb & Maggie
    11:33 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio, Just go with it! The walk may relieve some of you stress and anxiety.

  35. dawson
    11:47 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Amusing!
    Rio stamping his foot. Makes me think of Princess stamping her tiny paws when she doesn’t get her way. In Rio’s case, though, he may be shaking the foundations. I thought Rio liked Sundays with Ingrid.
    Reading the OED, thanks to B.Stover for this…A word of the day: lucubrate Spence should lucubrate all night long. Might improve our chances of returning to the story.

  36. B. Stover
    11:55 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Dawson: I like the idea!

  37. Riö - The Evil
    11:02 am on August 22nd, 2010

    NYC!….What the Hell Molly!!… snort!… I was going to go to the theater and everything…grunt!… Maybe even see the Damned Yankees play!…growl!…(Now Shouting!)…. NOT FAIR! NOT FAIR!… grumble!…Liar, Liar pants on fire!… sniff!

  38. dawson
    11:14 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Off to check the garden for any capsicums. (I'm back to reading the dictionary.)

  39. Melanie
    12:22 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Dawson, had to look up lucubrate. Very good. I need a reverse dictionary. You write in what the word means and then it tell you the word.

    Riö, you never know, Maybe we have Tapped into Quinn’s subconscious and monkey bread is going to be a very important clue!

    Or not.

  40. Riö - The Evil
    11:30 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Ingrid!….We here have been reading Behind the Curtain till the Rockies started this afternoon… wheeze!… We are both worried about that girl in this story… snort!… Now she is on her own and setting up a Sting operation…gasp!… We didn’t want to stop reading but well, it is the Rockies….grunt!

  41. Mollypop
    11:31 am on August 22nd, 2010

    Shhh – Rio – Keep it down. I didn't invite you – I knew I had to stay home. Sam wanted you to come with her and to protect her from the bedbugs. We're going to have enough conniping when Sam finds out she's staying home too without you adding to it.

  42. Riö - The Evil
    12:00 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Molly!… There is always conniption after one finds out about conniving!… grunt!

  43. Barb & Maggie
    12:01 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Dawson, We like the pix of you better. And isn't your Maggie Staff's mother as well?

    Our capsicums did not do well this summer. I admit that we had to look up that word. You guys are improving our vocabularies.

    And Barb's daughter thinks we just sit around talking doggy stuff all day!

  44. dawson
    1:06 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Monkey bread looks good. No real monkeys involved.

    B.Stover: You can probably come up with a better word. I’ve already lost interest in the OED – for today anyway.

    Spence: I’m removing wallpaper. If there had been some new information in the Astrid case, I would be speculating instead. I totally blame you for this. (Cursing) :(

  45. Riö - The Evil
    12:12 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Peppers!…She usually grows green capsicums to put in her special spaghetti sauce, but not this year… snort!…Although, she said she is looking forward to next Spring and feels that a lot more things will get planted in her container garden on the porch!…heh!

  46. Mollypop
    12:14 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    All right Rio – Mom said you could come on the trip. Geeze. Sam and I have to stay home and now she's taking you?

  47. Riö - The Evil
    12:16 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Heh!… Molly! No one can resist me!…snort!…Don’t you know that by now?…wheeeee!

  48. dawson
    12:19 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    I got distracted from capsicum hunting by brownie making (Nan's recipe) and now it is raining.

    Barb and Maggie: Maggie is my mother, Staff's mother and Fatty Kitty's mother.

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:19 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: I'm sure the reason Mollypop's mom isn't resisting you is because she wants you to check the hotel room for bedbugs! Sam and Mollypop can't help with that. In other words, your trip will be a working vacation!

  50. Riö - The Evil
    12:27 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Tomorrow!…. I want to hear more about Uncle Rio!….snort!… I find that guy fascinating! Can’t get enough of the ole Barkeep!….Melanie, I like that word a lot too!…cough!… Bark-eep!…yip!

  51. Riö - The Evil
    12:28 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!… I do not ‘do’ Oxymorons!… snort!

  52. FattyKitty
    12:34 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Bark-eep. Very doggie-centric.

    We have two measly capsicums. The deer who neatly snipped each tomato bud has now also eaten the sunflower head. Which reminds me: Rio, it sounds as if Grandma has a suitor.

  53. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:35 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Sorry Rio!

    Mom has only been to NYC once, back in the olden days when she was in college. She went to two Broadway shows: "A Chorus Line," which is one of her favorites, and "The King and I" with Yul Brenner. Absolutely one of the best experiences in her life!

  54. Mollypop
    12:42 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio's time in NYC will be at 2 colleges and the next day finishing with a Shop-Til-You-Drop day at Saks Fifth Avenue. Not time for even a Yankees game.

  55. Riö - The Evil
    12:46 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!… My friend says she has been to two Broadway plays and the David Letterman Show….snort!… ‘A Few Good Men’ where she was hoping to catch Tom Hulce in the title role but he had just left the production the day before!…drat!… Then she saw the four hour production of ‘The Iceman Cometh’ with Kevin Spacey….grunt!… He had a 30 minute dialog in that play!…wheeze!… She saw it 3 other times in England at the “Ole Vic” theater… heh!… I think she is a die-hard Spacey fan. Not sure?…cough!

  56. Riö - The Evil
    12:50 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Molly!… I am re-thinking this here trip to NYC with the “girls”… snort!… Not my kind of trip at all!… grunt!… No ball park hot dogs, no baseball, no plays, no jazz, no Central Park… wheeze!…Sounds like “Much Ado About Nothing”….forget it!…grumble! ….Beware! The Bed bugs are all yours!…heh!

  57. macy the min pin
    12:52 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Hi, I'm finally able to get on again. My peeps finally got home from the vacation, and not a second too soon IMHO. My belly was not properly rubbed for a whole WEEK. Everyone knows that princesses require a lot of maintainence.

    The peeps stayed in several hotels and are really hoping that they did not bring home any bedbugs. Rio, are you available just in case?

  58. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:53 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: That sounds die-hard to me! I can't imagine having to memorize a 30-minute monologue. Mom doesn't even have her own cell phone number memorized! She says if it's on her SIM chip (whatever that is) there's no need to memorize it! Sometimes when she's doing a storytime, she'll tell a story instead of reading it. Fairly easy if you're addressing a bunch of three- and four-year-olds. Not so much if you're presenting a play for people who've just spent out the ying-yang (isn't that one of Chet and Bernie's words?) for a ticket!

  59. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:01 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Speaking of missing Tom Hulce, when Mom saw "The King and I," a guy came out just before the curtain opened and said, "I'm afraid that Mr. Brenner has a sore throat tonight," and there was a great groan from the audience, since everyone thought they'd be sending out his understudy. But then the guy said, "He requests your indulgence in allowing him to speak the lines to his song in the second act instead of singing it." At that point Mom's thinking that she didn't care if he did the whole thing in sign language, just get him out there! So he came out, and you wouldn't have known anything about a sore throat. Being a poor college student, Mom's seats were in the back row of the balcony, and she could hear every line he spoke and see every expression on his face. What an actor!

  60. Riö - The Evil
    1:04 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Macy!… I am at your service any time my dear during the day and do mind the limited hours of course!…snort!

    Kirby!… Heh! She got to go backstage at the Ole Vic in London after the last night of the production….gruff!…She took tons of photos of Kevin and got to stand right beside him for a group shot…sniff!…Treasured moments she says…

  61. Riö - The Evil
    1:13 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby! Wow!… The Great Yul Brenner!…Wooo!…I’ve heard a lot about that guy in his day…sniff!… She did get to see Charlton Heston one time in “The Detective”…and of course Jerry Lewis in “Damned Yankees!”…heh! … but NOTHING will compare to the hours she spent in London with the cast of “The Iceman Cometh”… Nothing!

    Except!… Maybe a few moments with the Charming Mr. Abrahams one day…sigh!… Kirby! Keep me posted before you go see him live and in-person!…gruff!

  62. dawson
    1:14 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Wow! Yul Brenner in "The King and I". That would be something. "The Iceman Cometh" with Kevin Spacey wouldn't be too shabby either.

    The Detroit Tigers actually swept the Indians. A Rookie named Will Rhymes helped immensely. Wonder if his middle name is Shakespeare?

  63. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:19 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: How did she get to go backstage? Did she call Melanie's YSAS to pull some strings? I trust ol' Kev didn't charge $80 to have his picture taken with her like Blagoejevich did the other day!

  64. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:23 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Dad got to see Charlton Heston, too but not in a play. It was at some place called Somalia. Charlton was there visiting with the troops, so Dad got his autograph on his Army hat — needless to say, Dad didn't wear the hat after that!

  65. dawson
    1:48 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Name-droppers!

    I sang Happy Birthday to Carol Burnett on the occasion of her 60th and she didn't even plug her ears.

  66. Riö - The Evil
    1:48 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!… The Ole Vic theater story is a very long story and not one she deems necessary to be told here on Chets’ Page….heh!… But she said if she ever comes to visit you guys in Georgia she will spill her guts, photos and all!…snort!

    Somalia!…Thats a tough place to be star searching!…wow!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    1:51 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Dawson!…Wow!… Someone here is very impressed! sigh! Carol Burnett! …Your good photo is back too! ..heh!… Already you are way more funnier…sniff!

  68. dawson
    1:57 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby T: Did someone with money to waste actually pay to have their picture taken with Blago!!?! Good Grief.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    2:11 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Photos!….Kevin Spacey is way too classy to charge anyone for photos taken with him…snort!…Even though he could tell some of those guys outside the theater door back then were only getting him to sign 8 x 10 photos of himself for re-sale on Ebay or something… growl!… It made my friend mad at the time, it really did. But he was so gracious. What a great guy!….snort!… I am hoping he has another big movie in my lifetime so I can see first hand what she loves about his acting ability…cough!… He has been busy living in England and helping save the Ole Vic Theater over the last several years… gruff!….He is a dog lover big time!…heh!

  70. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:16 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Dawson: Yup, it was on the news! The charming(?) Mr. Blagoejevich was at Wizard World Comic Con in Illinois yesterday. He's raising money to help with his "defense fund." He charged people $80 to take their picture with him, and $50 for an autograph. I wouldn't give him two cents for either!

  71. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:23 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Mom and Dad have been to baseball games where people were trying to get autographs, and you know they just wanted to sell them. But some players limit their autographs to kids, because you know the kids are just thrilled to get their heroes' signatures — and all the while they're dreaming about giving out their own autographs when they make "the bigs"! (My uncles used to practise their autographs!) We don't have any major league teams nearby, but Mom and Dad used to go to the local minor league games (until the minor league team and the city got in a dispute over their stadium, and the team amscrayed to another town). Lots of adults would get the players' autographs on their minor league baseball cards — and you know they're just waiting for one or two of them to become major stars so they can sell those cards down the line!

  72. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:25 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Oh,and Dawson, you're doing some pretty spectacular name-dropping yourself! Carol Burnett is one of my favorites! I just love how she tugs on her ear! I wonder if that's how mine got broken — was I copying her too much?

  73. Melanie
    2:30 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    That's what I was trying to remember!!! Jude Law. Didn't Riö say something about wishing he could see Jude Law?

    YSAS story. When at school, he worked at a theater. Jude Law was acting there. One of YSAS's jobs was stand at the side of the stage to make sure no "groupies" stormed the stage!

  74. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:35 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    BTW Rio: If you want to visit me, you'll have to come to South Carolina, not Georgia!

  75. dawson
    2:40 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Name-droppers 2: Carol Burnett was visiting her friend, Jim Nabors. Both of them just a couple regular people.

    Melanie: I went to your site to see the puppies today and got a little teary eyed. I miss those bundles of fun but I know they are happy and being loved well in their new homes.

  76. Riö - The Evil
    2:44 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!…WHAT!???

  77. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:54 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: I never said I lived in Georgia — I said I live NEXT to Georgia!

  78. Riö - The Evil
    3:12 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Hmmmphf!…All my summer travel plans have been diffused in one evening of “truth-telling”… grunt!… NYC is definitely OUT!…grunt!…South Carolina is Not Georgia…sniff!…I have not researched South Carolina yet… good grief!… Maybe I should just stay home and mope…grump!…I don't know now!…sniffle!…She hasn't taken a true vacation since 2002. I don't know why!…sniff!… I just know she really needs one and has no good friend to travel with…(Her very best friend died a few years ago)…sob!

  79. B. Stover
    3:20 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Wonder where Siber H is today.

    Inspector Lewis is on Masterpiece Mysteries tonight.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    3:32 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Stover!… You are right!…snort!…SiberH has been missing all day long!…grunt!…Did he mention any Husky Rescue missions yesterday?…Any desert camping trips with his gal?… Any trips to Alaska on short notice?….SiberH! Where are YOU!???… sniff!sniff!

  81. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:53 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    I'm limping today. It's one of my back legs — I'm not good at that right or left stuff. Not quite sure what I did. All I know is that I was fine when I got up this morning, then when Dad took me for a walk it started hurting. Mom and Dad keep checking my leg and they can't figure out what it is either. Now Dad thinks my pad is a little red. Maybe — I'm with Chet, not so good at that color thing. All I know is I hope it's feeling better tomorrow. At least it's not my front paws, so I can still type!

  82. Sam
    4:19 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    I go away for a short time and what happens?!! Rio and I had planned to go on the NYC trip. Then Molly says we're being left home. Then Aunt Mollysmom says Rio can go on the trip, but not me. Then Rio says he's not going. And I'm still being left at home to rot!

  83. FattyKitty
    4:20 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    If you visited us, Rio (or anydoggie) here is where we would take you for a walk (this picture was taken in April – it is greener and more flowers now.)

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1282526383-04 10 MT billings rimrock trail path airport tower.JPG[/img]

    But you need to stay on the path because there are Rattlesnakes!

  84. Sam
    4:21 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby, what do you think happened to your leg? Get a good rest and hopefully it will be better.

  85. Riö - The Evil
    4:21 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Oh!… Buck up man!…snort!… I bet you got a sticker in it!…grunt!… I do that all the time and damn it hurts!…sniff!

  86. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:24 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Sam: I'm not sure. I was trying to take a nap, but Mom kept bugging me by trying to check out my leg. I guess she figured if I was sleeping, she could get a better view. I soon put a stop to that! Anyway, now they're talking about soaking my foot, just in case there's a little cut someplace they can't see. I say good luck with that!

  87. Riö - The Evil
    4:25 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Fatty!…Where do you live again???… snort!…This does not look like Georgia or NYC…sniff!sniff!

  88. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:27 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Buck up!? Years ago, an Army friend of my Dad's told his 2-year-old son to "suck it up" when he fell off the slide and hurt his arm. Turns out it was broken! Not that I think my leg's broken. It just hurts too much to stand on it. And I don't think I've been doing a lot of whining. I hurt it this morning, and I waited more than 12 hours before I said a word!

  89. Riö - The Evil
    4:31 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Sammie!…That whole trip they ‘promised’ you smells like conniving to me!…grunt!… Even I, Rio, was duped into believing it was going to be a fun filled vacation extravaganza …grump!…Nope! Turns out it’s just a fact finding mission for your Aunties girl …wheeze!

  90. Riö - The Evil
    4:37 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!… Sticker – Broken!… Tomato –Tomatoe!… Snort!… Just kidding!…grunt!… If you cannot stand on your leg buddy, I think they should be taking you to a Vet very soon!..Like NOW!…. grunt!… Good grief! You don’t remember how you may have Broke your Leg??? Really?.. crap!

  91. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:42 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Now you're the one reading every other word. I said — and I quote — "NOT that I think it's broken." It just hurts a lot. Because every time Mom and Dad run their hand up my leg it's fine. It's my foot itself that hurts, like on the pad. But they can't see anything — not even a sticker.

  92. Barb & Maggie
    4:44 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Barb says she never got to met any famous actors back stage, back in the day, but she got to see a few classic plays and musicals in New York and Chicago – Camelot, Music Man, King and I, Flower Drum Song, Phamtom of the Opera, Oklahoma, Annie, and a few more. She loves musicals. Way before my time.

    Sorry Rio and Sammie are not getting to go on the road trip.

  93. Riö - The Evil
    4:55 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    MagPie!…. I ‘get’ to go to NYC , I just don’t want to go!… snort!…But now we have a big mystery to solve about Kirby’s paw….ooooer!… Kirby, I feel so bad for you right now…No Sticker and no Broken or Fractured bones… grunt!…What could it be??? A twisted ankle?… Maybe a small bone out of place because of walking on a rough stony path??? …cough! gads!… Opps!… I am watching the Angels and the Twins play and the Twins just scored…damnit!… I may be wrong because everything happened so quick!…yeep!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    5:00 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Grump!… I hate that my pal Kirby is in pain and I can’t help him… dammit!… He is so far away from me too….sniff!…He is all the way over in North Carolina (NOT Georgia!)…sniffle!… I can’t help him but I want to…sob!

  95. wookie of chevy chas
    5:11 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby. Just take care of yourself. If you don't feel better tomorrow, please tell your people to take you to the vet. I'm not real fond of vets (other than my acupunturist, who is terrific) but sometimes you do need to go. Wookie

  96. Barb & Maggie
    5:15 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby, Barb's brother is a doc and her sister-in-law is a physical therapist, and they live in Cary, NC. We thought you lived in S.C. Is Rio wrong? Maybe they could look at your paw.

  97. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:21 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: Rio is wrong, I live in SC, not NC. And I'm hoping that when I wake up in the morning, everything will magically be OK! Not that I don't like my vet. It's just that I was just there at the kennel for 10 days, and I don't necessarily want to go back again so soon.

  98. Riö - The Evil
    5:23 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!…He says he lives in South Carolina, not the North, but the South!…grump!…My mix-up!…hell!… I thought he lived in Georgia! …damn! … Just hope the ole guy is okay tomorrow! …Or a Vet is in his future!…wheeze!

  99. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:25 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio: Yep, you probably saw the Twins score, since my Angels aren't doing so good. But at least your Rockies won! And I'm in SOUTH Carolina, not North. But thanks for your good wishes for my paw. I'm really just hoping it all goes away without any effort!

  100. Riö - The Evil
    5:26 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby!….Are you able to watch the game tonight with the Twins???…yeeep!….This may not make you feel better ole buddy…snort!

  101. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:27 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Oh, and Rio, tonight my Mom and Dad watched Food Network Challenge, and they made cakes for the teams in the Denver Roller Dolls roller derby league. Did you ever get to see any of their…games? matches? what are they called???

  102. Barb & Maggie
    5:36 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Rio, We are going to our beds, but maybe tomorrow when we read the late night additions to the blog, we could see a little prayer from you, for our special friends. Kisses, and good night, MagPie

  103. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:53 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Goodnight, y'all! I think I'll go to bed so I can wake up in the morning all better! I hope.

  104. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:25 pm on August 22nd, 2010

    Kirby! I hope your leg feels better soon!

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