Technology Marches On

“You’re Skyping today?” Spence says.

“Correct,” says Admin.

“I didn’t know you knew how.”

“Today is a first. Reality Check – “

“Novel you wrote? Winner of the Edgar Award for best young adult mystery novel, 2010?”

“Correct. It’s nominated for the Sequoyah Award – “

“Aptly named.”

” – a prize they have in Oklahoma, voted on by high school kids,I believe, and some of them want to Skype with me.”

“Good luck.”

“What does that mean?”

Welcome cagey dude.


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132 Responses to “Technology Marches On”

  1. Rose
    9:20 am on April 26th, 2012

    Greetings All!

    I’m very impressed that Admin is learning to use technology!
    Skyping is pretty cool (as long as there are no technical difficulties). Just remember to comb your hair, get dressed, and no nose-picking, as your audience can see you.

    Lightning bolts for me tomorrow….I wonder if I can pick up any radio waves by now. 🙂

  2. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:35 am on April 26th, 2012

    Wha!?…Holy crap! Admin has graduated from Tweeting to Skyping…heh!heh!…I hope he holds up Spencer so the kids can see him too….snorkel!

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:49 am on April 26th, 2012

    Good morning! Skyping! Very impressive, I must say.

    More bolts, Rose? Do they hurt while you are getting them? Somehow it does not sound like fun.

    Barb is at CLL today. Bummer!

    Any news on Dan the Man?

  4. Melanie
    9:53 am on April 26th, 2012

    I love to skyp. There’s also something thru Mac that lets you do the same thing, but I don’t know what that one is called.

    Good Morning! I think I have stored up enough energy to be able to go for a short walk.

    Look over at the Facebookie thing. GOOD NEWS!

  5. Princess Sam
    10:07 am on April 26th, 2012

    Mom and Daddy do face chats with my girl at college. She says “Sammie, Sammie” so I think it’s her, but it doesn’t smell like her.

  6. B.Stover
    10:19 am on April 26th, 2012

    I have no idea what skyping is. Good luck Admin.

    The ARC is here. Good morning all.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:25 am on April 26th, 2012

    Watched Desert Flower last night, from Netflix. True story about Waris Dirie who walked out of Somalia at age 13(in the late 70s), to avoid an arranged marriage, ended up in London and eventually became a top international model. The serious part of her story was that she became a spokesperson against a form of violence against women, which we will not get into here. After watching the movie, I see why it received a R rating. Pretty graphic and shocking, to say the least.

  8. Staff
    10:32 am on April 26th, 2012

    Wow, Can a contest be far behind?

  9. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:33 am on April 26th, 2012

    ARC!….AaaarRRRRRRROOOOOOWWWW!…Only 4 more months before the actual book arrives!…WOOOOOOO!…Although, because it is baseball season, I do not want those months to go by very fast…grunt!

  10. Rose
    10:43 am on April 26th, 2012

    B&M: Yep, more bolts tomorrow. The procedure doesn’t hurt. You are given a muscle relaxant, and are put under general anesthesia. It’s kind of like taking a fifteen minute nap, and you wake up with no recollection as to what’s been done to you. Once in a while my body feels a little sore (the ECT induces a seizure), and my teeth hurt, because during the seizure you are clenching your teeth, and I usually have a bit of a headache, but it’s nothing that two Tylenol can’t fix. ECT now is nothing like it how it was depicted in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” or the movie “Snake Pit.”

    Melanie: A leisurely stroll, please! How’s Dan?

    Rio: Are you absolutely loving your new computer? 🙂


  11. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:45 am on April 26th, 2012

    Staff!…No, but the Spring Boutique is springing up quickly!…snort!…So get busy making whatever you are going to make for that special store. Maybe you could knit a sweater out of Alice’s tail…heh!heh!

  12. Alice M. Johnson
    10:55 am on April 26th, 2012

    Rio, And maybe your could make a key ring out of yours. heh heh

  13. BearSpiritDog
    10:58 am on April 26th, 2012

    ARC! Just in time for our Spring Boutique, aye Spence?

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    11:07 am on April 26th, 2012

    Alice – Mama says that was not nice! She snorfed coffee right out her nose, she was laughing so hard!

    Rose – you are a brave woman, and we truly hope you feel better very soon!

    Melanie – SHORT walk – ok?

    Spence – congrats on the Sequoyah! It is indeed aptly named, and according to friends in Oklahoma this is a highly regarded award out there.

  15. Siber-H
    11:12 am on April 26th, 2012

    Congratulations Spence! Mom was born in Oklahoma.

    I ditto what Rio said about the book and Baseball season. Spence probably does too.

    About Hawks and small dogs:

    There is a link on my home age about a hawk snatching the small dog of a grade

  16. Siber-H
    11:19 am on April 26th, 2012

    I’ll finish the above sentence since it so rudely posted before I was finished.

    There is a link on my home page about a hawk snatching a small dog.

  17. Masquers
    11:21 am on April 26th, 2012

    Rose! Do you want the Smoochers to come back on Friday? We can easily blurr over from California. I don’t want you to be alone.
    Alice & Abbie: Are you enjoying the farm?
    Siber: What link? Where?

  18. Siber-H
    11:32 am on April 26th, 2012

    Masquers, if you can get to MSN’s home page, the link can be found under their entertainment news section
    I’ll explain: The dog belonged to a very minor celebrity type woman. Her two small dogs went out to pee and one was injured by the hawk and is still at the vet, and the other dog is just plain gone.

  19. B.Stover
    11:41 am on April 26th, 2012

    If you look closely, the background in the picture of the ARC is Rio and Sam’s comments from yesterday, 9:55 and 9:59 AM.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    11:43 am on April 26th, 2012

    Wolfie, Any updates on the boys?

    Any news on Dan?

    We had a hawk attack on a mama hen and her two chicks a couple of years ago. It was not a pretty sight! I know they have to eat, but GAH!

  21. Melanie
    11:47 am on April 26th, 2012

    And that minor celeb is very thankful for the support she is receiving on tweets.

    I am sorry about the dogs.

    Back from my walk. It was short. But it felt good to get out. Spring has sprung, the Skunk Cabbage is rid, I can hear where the birdies is.

    Rose, I actually googled what you are doing when you first posted. Very interesting. Hope this works. Hugs

  22. Melanie
    11:48 am on April 26th, 2012

    Darn iPaw! The Skunk Cabbage is RIZ, I tell you RIZ.

    Dan’s out for tests. Hopefully know more later.

  23. Melanie
    11:50 am on April 26th, 2012

    Oh, that is cool. B.Stover is correct! You can see the blog.

  24. Masquers
    12:01 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Siber-H: Is this the same story Kirby was talking about last night? Gulp. Very scary stuff. When my brother, sister and I were small pups a owl made a late night appearance to the dog run. His nefarious intentions were thwarted by our pop, who luckily happened to be in the vicinity. Chicken wire over the dog run took care of any future problems.
    Members of the Raptor family are quite dangerous for small animals, which are considered their prey. I remember seeing a up close video of a owl flying into camera range. Not the wise old owl of fable, but a fierce predator.

    Sammy: Check out this link:

  25. BearSpiritDog
    12:04 pm on April 26th, 2012

    no, No, NO. Even though sometimes called a Border Collie, Masquers was never a small “pup”. Gah.

    B: Thanks for pointing that out to us!

  26. Siber-H
    12:10 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Masquers, It is the exact same hawk story that Kirby made a link to last night. I went back and checked and sure nuff.

    We have skunk cabbage here after the summer rains. It stands out because it is very green.

  27. Princess Sam
    12:14 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Masquers, thanks for that link. Mom says I have to stay in the house. Molly’s Mom takes me out on a leash, but since that hawk wanted to eat me, that’s not happening either.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    12:30 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Thanks for that link. Barb doesn’t worry about me since I am not small prey, but she did feel really bad when she unknowlingly set that hen up for a hawk’s meal. She had her and the baby chicks in a 8 x 8 dog kennel, and had a dog crate in there that she locked them into at night. Imagine her shock when she checked them at noon, and there wasn’t much left of the hen, and both babies were mia. After that she had chicken wire put over the top, and never had anoter problem.

    When the chickens are out in their large grass area, the roosters always alert to danger – they have one sound for airbrone danger, and a different one for ground predators. They are not known for their brillance tho, so they will alert for low flying airplanes. Better safe than sorry!

  29. Rose
    12:31 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Melanie: Thanks for the hugs!

    Masquers: I think Wolfie’s mom may need some extra care. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t enjoy the Smoocher’s company. I always feel much better after your visits.

    Rio: You, Spence, and Wookie are up top with your Rockies hats on!

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:34 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Posts!…Does this mean the Publicist actually reads the blog?…sniff!

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:41 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Chickens!…heh!snort!heh!…Low flying planes!

  32. BearSpiritDog
    12:56 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Sammy: There must be a solution. You simply cannot be stuck inside the house all the time! Any chance of a covered dog run in your future? We still like Tupper & Gilly’s umbrella solution for your walks. A light coat of mail also might do the trick (grasping at straws here)
    Barb&Magpie: The chicken wire worked great here also, but it was mainly used on the ends of the kennel where I made my Great Escapes. Not to say I didn’t somehow always find a way…a loose board and…what can I say? Heh, heh…the phrase, smarter than the average Bear comes to mind.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    12:58 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Bear, Why are you using past tense? Do you no longer try to escape? Just thought I would ask before Rio does. Heh!

  34. Melanie
    1:16 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Sam, I don’t know if hawks eat skunks but maybe you could try this …

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:16 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Barb!…Bear is Dead. He posts posthumously…snort!

  36. Barb & Maggie
    1:31 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rio, You don’t know that for sure!

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:33 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Barb!…Yes!…snort!…Its not my fault you have short-term memory…grunt!

  38. B.Stover
    1:39 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Which is why he’s called Bear “Spirit” Dog I think.

    I think Sam should get one of those skunk costumes.

  39. Melanie
    1:51 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Bella, if you get a moment please check SDD.

    Now about the store. I have a photo from B.Stover, not sure I want to tell you what it is because I love it!

    Anyhoo, if you have sent me a picture in the last three weeks, please know that it is not with me any longer. Please send again.

    It is now cloudy and cold. Had to shut the house up again. Looks like our last frost is going to be Monday night (maybe). Which is good. Things have come in and need to be planted!

  40. Siber-H
    1:55 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Bear isn’t dead. He posts from Rainbow Bridge and other beautiful places in the next life.

    I do not think a skunk costume would stop a hawk. Sibers and coyotes aren’t afraid of skunks so maybe a hawk isn’t either.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    1:58 pm on April 26th, 2012

    We thought Bear was always a little vague about his energy form. That is not really the same as short term memory loss. Is it?

  42. Snowhook Bella
    2:24 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Melanie: Decoded and responded.

    Rose: Belle Starr packed her sparkly pink backpack with only the necessities—dress collar, chapstick, a dog blanket from the race to tuck around you and one for Masquers although she was worried that it isn’t a special Kat-dog blanket, Swedish fish, honey for your hair because she didn’t like the ‘product’ you had in your hair last time and Luna. There was a lot of mumbling going on along the lines of, “Hope Masquers is ready to go,” “…shouldn’t have left her in the feat place,” “still don’t understand what is meant by ‘kat.’ I will have to look it up.”

    A few winters ago, AJ was on a run. As he was out on the trail a raven started flying above the team and followed him back to the kennel. The next mornin we had a murder of ravens. We never had ravens around before that winter. Later, when Patsy Anne was a brand new mama, a very daring raven poked his head into the new mama’s house where was caring for her brood. When I arrived home I found the large chunks of wha remained of the raven in he puppy pen and black feathers everywhere. It was a few weeks before the ravens returned, but they don’t bother Patsy Anne. I think she sent a clear message that day.

  43. Melanie
    2:36 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hurrah for all Dogs named PATSY! Don’t mess with them!

  44. BearSpiritDog
    2:38 pm on April 26th, 2012

    I, Bear, am always HERE in the NOW which is the only place there is.

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:42 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Dead!…As a Doornail!..sniff!

    Melanie!…What exactly do you mean the photos aren’t with you any longer?….grunt!

  46. Terri
    2:42 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hi everybuddy!

    I haven’t been getting on the computer often as Mom is busy using it a lot these days. I got a big surprise on Monday when I had snow to play in again. Weird – we had summer weather a month ago! Did you guys get snow Monday?

    I’m mad at Mom ’cause she doesn’t play outside with me for long – she says that it’s too cold but she wouldn’t be cold if she’d put her jacket on. GGRRR! She doesn’t like the rain, either. I admit that I don’t like rain and I always point it out to her when it starts. Oh! I don’t know why I go inside when it gets wet. It just seems like the right thing to do.

  47. Mollypop's Mom
    2:46 pm on April 26th, 2012

    I have taken Sammie for only one walk since the hawk problem. It was too hard for me to walk because my eyes were glued to the sky.

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:47 pm on April 26th, 2012


  49. Macy the Min-pin
    2:49 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Security is lax around here!!

  50. Melanie
    2:49 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Riö, I hit buttons I shouldn’t have when I was exhausted.

    Terri, the Newf Pack totally agrees with you.

    Hmm, just want you to know that I hate cardiologists. The one that visited Dan in the hospital told him he could go home!

    Of course, the neurologist and the geriatrics doctors don’t agree with that. Guess one Dan listened to?

    I am once again on his SOL list.

  51. Steve
    2:51 pm on April 26th, 2012

    We really enjoy doing Facetime with the grandkids on my wife’s iPhone.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    3:04 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Melanie, I think you might take up long term residencey there!

    Barb’s bro, the doc. says cardiologist’s egos are only outranked by those of brain surgeons.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:16 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Surgeons!…If I were a Brain Surgeon I’d have a big head too…snort!

  54. Rose
    3:22 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rebecca: I hope it is the blanket with the frogs on it!

    T&G: Thank you for your well wishes!

  55. BearSpiritDog
    3:29 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Siber-H would be one to agree with you about the rain…and the snow. Looks like you’re having a great time there!

    Melanie: Knowing Dan’s medical history, we are wondering why that neurologist would say what he did to Dan. Hmm…one would almost think he hadn’t read his chart.

    The blog is still slow in refreshing, but better than yesterday.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    3:41 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Just refreshed and there was a picture of me, me, me!

    Melanie, If Dan spends 3 days or more in the hospital, can’t he then be covered by Medicare to go to a nursing home for awhile.

  57. Masquers
    3:47 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hi Terri & Steve!
    Terri: That’s a nice photo.

    Bella: The term “a murder of…..” takes on a whole new meaning in that story of Patsy Anne. Never mess around with a mother, bear or otherwise.
    Tell Belle Starr my motto is: “Have Knapsack Will Travel”. I can be ready at the flick of a tail.

  58. Siber-H
    3:50 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Three cheers for Patsy Anne!! I have always wanted to get a Raven. When mom and I go for a walk in the desert the stupid Ravens just stand there as we walk by and, of course, I am on a leash and the dang birds know it.

  59. Siber-H
    3:58 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rose, maybe Belle Starr will bring the blanket with the baseballs on it.
    Mom and I will be thinking of you tomorrow and wishing you all the best. You are brave girl and we are very proud to know you.

    Most times it seems like one doctor doesn’t know what another doctor is doing with the same patient and the patient or family has to tell them.

    HI Terri and Steve, Wish I had been there to play in the snow with Terri. It has been very hot here for this time of year.

  60. Snowhook Bella
    4:05 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Have we heard much from Wookie since he was found with a bottle of Cahors next to his ‘legal briefs’ in his briefcase yesterday?

    Patsy Anne is a sweet, timid girl but that raven crossed a line. Her father, Fargo my main lead dog and the alpha of the kennel went fang to fang with a wolf a few years back. We were certain that was the end of his racing career. He would not be denied. Later that season, he lead AJ to a first place finish in a 300 mile qualifier.

  61. Melanie
    4:08 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Yes, Barb & MagPie, he has a bed in the rehab facility. He will need PT and some other things before he comes home again. Other things? Will know more if the other docs ever call us.

    Seriously thinking of a V*E*T.

  62. B.Stover
    4:40 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rose: I’ll be thinking about you. Please let us know when you get back home.

    Hi Terri (love the picture) and Steve.

  63. Mollypop's Mom
    4:58 pm on April 26th, 2012

    The Raven – one of my favorite poems!

  64. Snowhook Bella
    5:00 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Gah! I meant to say third place finish in my post about Fargo.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    5:20 pm on April 26th, 2012

    I think that is a fitting end to a Raven who had his eye on a little puppy morsel. Don’t mess with Mama!

  66. Rose
    5:33 pm on April 26th, 2012

    SiberH: I would love the blanket with the baseballs! Thank you for your good wishes.

    Thanks, B! I’ll post as soon as I get home tomorrow.

    Patsy Anne, you rock! No wonder the Prof is crushing on you….he likes strong women!

  67. Snowhook Bella
    5:46 pm on April 26th, 2012

    B&M: Those little morsels are little no more. They, Jem and Radley of the To Kill a Mockingbird litter, are now two years old.

    Rose: Patsy Anne wanted to join the Smoochers, but Belle Starr had a fit. I think she is scared that she wouldn’t get all the attention she believes she deserves.

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Snowhook!… I’ve just come back from the Snowhook Blog…snort!…There is lots of new stuff out there. Especially if you haven’t checked it since early March like me….heh!heh!

  69. Snowhook Bella
    5:59 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rio: Don’t get too excited. I’m currently working in a handful I new posts for that there blog.

  70. Rose
    6:05 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rebecca: There is enough love and adoration to go around for everybody. Belle knows she’s my special girl….

  71. Melanie
    6:50 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Dan the Man update!

    Dan will be leaving the hospital tomorrow (hopefully) to go to the Rehab facility. He will be there for some time. Not sure how long. He will be doing PT and having his meds balanced. He has started a new medication that is actually used for all his symptoms. Most people only used it for one or two of those symptoms, but Dan has them all!

    I had to tell OTAS that Dan will not be able to make it to the wedding. OTAS thought that is the way it was going to be. He’s sort of okay about it. Have to figure out how to do a Skype of the wedding.

    Guess I’ll have to ask Spencer how to do this?

  72. Macy the Min-pin
    6:54 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Mom just discovered a book that she knows the rest of you must have read, “The Art of Racing in the Rain”. She just can’t put it down! She got it at a book fair last weekend when a friend said that it was her very favorite book.

  73. BearSpiritDog
    7:20 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Macy: The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of our all time favorites too!

    Melanie: Skype could be the answer to Dan not being able to attend the wedding. The family can rest easy knowing he is getting the attention and constant supervision that he needs at this time.

  74. Siber-H
    7:35 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Melanie, Thanks for all the updates on Dan you have given us. Your family is in our prayers. I sure hope Skype can work for you guys and the wedding.

  75. Rose
    7:36 pm on April 26th, 2012

    “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is one of my favorite books too!!

    Melanie: Skype is very cool, and a nice way for Dan to share in the festivities! It can’t be too difficult…The Prof figured it out in no time.

  76. Melanie
    7:39 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Just got a call from YSAS and Hamlet as they are getting ready for their play series DEBT.

    I expected some thing for “Momanager” (as YSAS calls me) to do or write or whatever.

    I was put on speaker phone . . . The question???

    Which Weasley brother worked with Dragons? Snicker …

    No problem . . Charlie

  77. Barb & Maggie
    7:45 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Thank you Melanie for the update. Rehab is probably the best and safest place for him right now. Hope the new med. does the job.

    I guess we are in the minority here. Read Racing in the Rain. Liked it, didn’t love it. Sorry.

  78. Princess Sam
    7:58 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Is YSAS still hanging around with Othello? After the way he punched him in the face. All that blood.

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    8:08 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Barb and Maggie – we are in the real minority. We have never even heard of Racing in the Rain

    Hi everyone – been kind of crazy busy here. Not only does Mama have two shows coming up, and the Bear to finish, and a gala wedding to attend- our Dad came down with the stomach bug the other day. Now, we are not saying he is a sissy, but according to him,no one in the history of the world has ever been as sick as he was, or needed as much care as he did. ( and this despite the fact that Mama had the same bug the other day)

    So – what’s new?

  80. Siber-H
    8:10 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Barb, We are in the minority with you…just thought The Art of Racing in the Rain was ok.
    Macy, Many people loved that book.

  81. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rebecca!…snort!….You need to start planning you advertising campaign for the Spring Boutique…sniff!….You can’t just open it one day and expect tons of customers to flock to it, unless they are Plunderer, Shoppers Extraordinaire

  82. Barb & Maggie
    8:50 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Siber and T & G, Now we don’t feel all alone!

  83. Princess Sam
    8:52 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Oops – I mean Hamlet. Either way that guy is bad, I tell you bad!

  84. Alice M. Johnson
    8:55 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Staff read racing in the rain. It was sad at the end, but you know that going in. Sad in a hopeful way. I gave it a 4 out of 5. Very rarely do books get a 5 from her. Unless you are
    P.G. Wodehouse.

  85. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:56 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Yes, Rebecca, that there Cahors was just fine, slurp …burp. Almost as good as Mr. Redbone’s ‘shine.

    Macy, we are in the camp of truly loving The Art of Racing in the Rain. Just terrific. But it is definitely a book that has both incredible admirers and others who are lukewarm at best.


  86. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:56 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Sammie!…Theres many a time I’ve wished Out Damned Spot! – does that make me a bad guy?…snort!

  87. B.Stover
    9:08 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Sam: Now I’m curious. Why are Othello and Hamlet “bad”?

    Lady Macbeth says “Out damn spot.”

  88. Princess Sam
    9:13 pm on April 26th, 2012

    B., a day or two ago there was a picture of Hamlet punching our dear YSAS in the face. There was a lot of blood.

  89. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Yeep!….Thunder!….yeep!….Beau doesn’t seem to mind Thunder and Lightning…wheeze!…That Show-off….grunt!

  90. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hamlet!… I wasn’t pretending to be Hamlet, I was just making reference to the play as it pertained to my daily life….sniff!

  91. B.Stover
    9:24 pm on April 26th, 2012

    I see. Sam is referring to the actor.

  92. B.Stover
    9:26 pm on April 26th, 2012

    “Out damned spot” is from the play Macbeth….my favorite.

  93. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Spot!…See Spot Run!….heh!

  94. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hamlet!…Well, whats a famous quote from Hamlet that would pertain to my daily life?…sniff!…Thats what I want to know.

  95. B.Stover
    9:41 pm on April 26th, 2012

    To be or not to be? Hamlet is questioning living. “Me thinks the queen protests too much.” He means his mother, the queen, is promising too much and she won’t be able to fulfill the promises.

  96. Snowhook Bella
    9:44 pm on April 26th, 2012

    My apologies to B for the following:

    To snort or not to snort, that is the…burp.

  97. Melanie
    9:46 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Sam, Hamlet and YSAS are like brothers. Blood one minute and jokes the next!
    YSAS did say he had to put more blood on the tee shirt for the play. Who knows what they’ll come up with this time.

    B.Stover, YSAS did a huge paper on The Scottish Play. His idea was that no matter what culture the play was able to resonate with the people of the land. He compared English, Zulu, Japanese and then an American movie called “Scotland, PA”. He had seen the RSC’s “Macbeth” and “uMabatha” in England. Both excellent productions. I can’t remember the name of the Japanese movie. And “Scotland, PA” was great. It had Christopher Walken in it. Whew! Netflix has it on DVD. Anyhoo, he did a great job on the paper.

    Time for bed. The snoring down here is putting me to sleep and the passing of Newf gas is making me pass out.


  98. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Wookie’s post reminded us. Would you believe that there is a burger-bar out here called The Slurp & Burp? I am not kidding!
    One of the many reasons we have to move.

    Maybe youse should slud on over for a shot and a beer. That bar stool next to me ain’t tooken!

  99. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hmmm!…To Pee Or Not To Pee, that is the question…snort!…She doth protest too much if Beau (heh) does not make it outside…sniff!…But she never promises us anything…grunt!…We take it all for granted…wuffle!

  100. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:50 pm on April 26th, 2012

    We are also in the camp that loves Enzo!

  101. Snowhook Bella
    9:52 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Looks like Barb is on her way to the Stovernia Correctional Facility for Delinquet Plunderers with her last post.

  102. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Barb!…She is definitely in the Stovernia Prison now!…heh!heh!…Many charges can be made against her. None being the baseball word however…snuff!

  103. Princess Sam
    9:53 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Did no one but me see Melanie’s picture of Hamlet punching YSAS right in the face?

  104. B.Stover
    9:54 pm on April 26th, 2012

    YSAS’ paper sounds interesting.

  105. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Late-night!…Its good to see Stover up this late …snort!…I was beginning to think she was becoming an early-to-bed kind of gal….snort!

  106. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Stover!…Since you are up late…sniff!…Have you watched those Stephen Hawkin “hosted” stories on Sci-Fi via ON-DEMAND?…snort!

  107. B.Stover
    10:08 pm on April 26th, 2012

    I’m playing Bookworm and watching NCIS. I’ll probably go and read soon.

  108. B.Stover
    10:09 pm on April 26th, 2012

    I had never heard of the Hawkings series until you mentioned it Rio. I’ll check it out.

  109. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Stover!…Whatever you do, do not watch the little short advertisement type things they have out there…snort!…They give away the whole surprise of the stories…grunt!…Especially the second story. Thats the best one we’ve watched so far…wheeze!

  110. B.Stover
    10:17 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rio: Okay. I’ll watch the first one tomorrow.

  111. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Skip!…The first one…heh!…I thought it was really bad. I have no idea why I continued to watch the second one…sniff!…It is much better. Although, no comparison to The Twilight Zone thats for sure.

  112. Snowhook Bella
    10:29 pm on April 26th, 2012

    When the musher is away the pug will play! We’re goin crazy here! We are selling everything that isn’t nailed day. Snort! We are wheeling and dealing at Rio’s-Retail-blowout-I-want-to-go-out-out-out-now-now-now…wheeze!…sale!

    Just trying out a marketing pitch for the MMSB…

  113. Barb & Maggie
    10:33 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rio and Rebecca had the exact same thought. OK, we will go for an overnighter at the SCF, and hope for an early release tomorrow. What kind of pie is being served tonight?

    I hope they have tv. Do you think we can watch The Mentalist while in there?

    Night all.

  114. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Wow!…I like it!…snort!…A lot!

  115. B.Stover
    10:34 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Okay. I’ll watch the second one.

  116. Snowhook Bella
    10:38 pm on April 26th, 2012

    B&M: I think tonight’s special was banana cream pie.

  117. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Barb!…Just don’t crowd my part of the bed tonight…huffle!…You missed the pie and all thats on tv right now is Grimm…heh!…Come over here so I can hide behind you.

  118. Snowhook Bella
    10:41 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Tomorrow is sludberry rhubarb.

  119. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Pie!…I heard it was sneeze-cake…grump!…Who starts these cruel rumors?…sniff!

  120. Tupper and Gilly
    11:15 pm on April 26th, 2012

    As long as there are hot wings (and no “pitiful me” victims of the tummy bug) we will be there, pie or no.

  121. Snowhook Bella
    11:16 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Rio: I think sneeze cake is on the menu for tomorrow. I got a glimpse of the upcoming menu when I passed by the kitchens:

    Tomorrow is sneezecake.
    Saturday is How did I end up in here brûlée.
    Sunday is a special treat of Oh, now I remember brownie delight.
    Monday starts the week with Has Anyone Heard How Our Legal Defense is Progresing parfait.
    Tuesday looked like Fancy Meeting You Here, Wookie cookie crumble.

    That is all I saw I was distracted by Barb getting processed. She put up a fight when the orange nail polish was revealed.

  122. Macy the Min-pin
    11:19 pm on April 26th, 2012

    You in the hoosgaw? might want to get your bath before the pug.

  123. Macy the Min-pin
    11:21 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Oh. and BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I want in!

  124. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Bug!…Poor Golinka…sniff!…All this sickness of another is cutting into her Artistic Time. This is not good for the Spring Boutique at all…wuffle!sneeze!

  125. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on April 26th, 2012

    Hoosgaw!…heh!snort!heh!…Oh, I am actually laughing so hard I can’t breath…wheeze!….And I never laugh!…cough!

  126. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:44 pm on April 26th, 2012

    SiberH!…We are watching a show that mentioned the Isotopes several times…heh!heh!…And no one laughed…snort!

    Goodnight!…I thought it was friday, but its not!..sniff!…So we have to go to bed earlyish, like right now…wheeze!

  127. Snowhook Bella
    12:07 am on April 27th, 2012

    There’s a pug in my bucket, dear Macy, dear Macy.

  128. Tupper and Gilly
    12:18 am on April 27th, 2012

    Well Wash him! dear Bella dear Bella dear Bella
    Well Wash him, dear Bella dear Bella
    Then WASH him!

  129. Snowhook Bella
    12:21 am on April 27th, 2012

    I think I’m going to need goggles and water wings for the job.

  130. Basil and Sage
    12:46 am on April 27th, 2012

    With what shall I wash him, dear Macy dear Macy

    With WONDERFLUFF dear Bella dear Bella

    But the pug is too squirmy, dear Macy, dear Macy

    Then DUNK him, dear Bella dear Bella

    (We are really starting to like this song – giggle)

  131. Snowhook Bella
    1:16 am on April 27th, 2012

    I will be singing the song th whole way home. Night all.

  132. Steve
    7:04 am on April 27th, 2012

    The Art of Racing in the Rain is made as a play now and will be a movie.

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