This Day In History (With Major Revision, Namely: Happy Birthday, Rio And Friend! And many, many more.

“Interested in this new movie about the Lincoln assassination?” Spence says.

“Of course,” says Admin. “Especially today – he died early in the morning of April 15, 1865. Apparently he was feeling happy for the first time in years – the outing to the Ford theater, the night of April 14, was just five days after Lee surrendered to Grant.”

“Do you think history would have been different if he’d lived?”

“No way of knowing, but he was our greatest president – no reason he would have suddenly gone mediocre. Not saying the whole Jim Crow period wouldn’t have happened, but maybe it wouldn’t have been so widespread and enduring.”

“Apparently this new movie draws parallels with the present-day controversy about civilian versus military trials.”

“That’s when I’ll go out for popcorn,” Admin says.

Welcome Audi, Rio and Wookie together (!), Sammy, Athena.

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132 Responses to “This Day In History (With Major Revision, Namely: Happy Birthday, Rio And Friend! And many, many more.”

  1. Mollypop
    9:07 am on April 15th, 2011

    The picture of Rio and Wookie together! BFF’s. Love it.

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:07 am on April 15th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! We really want to see that new movie, but I guess I’ll have to wait until it comes out on DVD — unless Mom can sneak me into the theater in her tote bag. Hmmmmm, pondering here! Mom and Dad won’t be going today, though. Mom has the day off but Dad has to work. And tonight Mom is going to a library thing with a famous children’s author — no, not PA! Then tomorrow Mom and Dad both have to work — so much for the weekend! Then on Sunday Dad has to go to a parade at school for a teacher who is retiring. Not sure when they’ll get to see it!!!

  3. B.Stover
    9:12 am on April 15th, 2011

    What movie about Lincoln?

    Good morning Chet, Spence, Admin, Mollypop, Kirby and everyone.

  4. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:15 am on April 15th, 2011

    Bee: It’s called “The Conspirator,” directed by Robert Redford. It’s not so much about Lincoln as about his assasination and the events that followed, especially the trial of Mary Surratt, who owned the boarding house where the conspirators met. The movie is getting good reviews.

  5. B.Stover
    9:17 am on April 15th, 2011

    Thank you Kirby. I’ll check it out.

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:19 am on April 15th, 2011

    My pleasure, Bee!

  7. Rose
    9:21 am on April 15th, 2011

    Good Morning to All:

    B: The movie is called The Conspirator, and is directed by Robert Redford.

    Rio: May you wheeze, cough, grunt, and sneeze your way through a great day…Happy birthday! Loved your photo with your BFF!

    I have the day off from work and will be bike riding through the trails of the lower Hudson Valley.

    Tomorrow I am off to the Big Apple to see Rain for the third time! (A little Beatles obsessed). I am alos going to a great store called Little MissMatched where you can buy three pairs of socks that are all different and pair them in different ways.
    I’m way into funky socks!

    http://www.littlemissmatched.com/

  8. Rose
    9:22 am on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby:

    Are you a movie buff?

  9. dawson
    9:24 am on April 15th, 2011

    Good morning everyone.
    Happy birthday Rio: I hope your friend is feeling tip top so that she can spoil you rotten on your special day.
    I’m off to work in the never ending snow.

  10. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:25 am on April 15th, 2011

    Or if you’re like Mom, you could buy two sets and have three matched pairs of socks! (Mom only wears mismatched socks by mistake, like when she can’t tell her black and navy socks apart and wears one of each!)

  11. Rose
    9:26 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rio:

    I forgot to ask…Is your friend feeling better?

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:26 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rose: I wouldn’t say I’m a movie buff, but I do like to see a good flick now and then. Mostly I know about that “The Conspirators” because Dad is a Civil War buff, and he’s been waiting for it to come out.

  13. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on April 15th, 2011

    Happy Birthday to Rio and Friend. Hope you both feeling tip top.

    Rose, Barbs’s grandduaghters, Baye and Lily, have socks from MissMatched. They are really cute, and a very practical idea as well. Not sure if they went to a store or bought from a catelog.

    Dawson, We don’t have snow here, but it is in the 40s and very windy. Still coming from Siber’s direction. Should improve by Sunday.

  14. Rose
    9:38 am on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby:

    The Professor and I enjoy good movies as well. Unfortunately, there haven’t been many good ones out this season, so we haven’t been to the movies too much this year. Think I’ll take your advice and buy two sets.

    B&M: They are very cute! I bought a set recently that had guitars on them (The professor plays guitar…my props to him). They have a great pair of skyscraper socks. Since I’m a New Yorker, I’ll have to have those.

  15. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:43 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rose: You’re right — Mom and Dad haven’t been to too many movies this year. It’s funny how people like/dislike movies. Mom and Dad went to a movierecently and really liked it. Then my girl and her boyfriend were talking about a movie and how much they hated it — turned out it was the same movie! Mom and Dad couldn’t believe that my girl hated it, and my girl couldn’t believe that Mom and Dad liked it!

  16. Wolfie
    9:43 am on April 15th, 2011

    Good Morning! I’m just catching up on yesterday’s posts. Happy Belated Birthday, Melanie! And Happy Birthday, Rio! I hope your friend is feeling better!

    I am tickled pink because SPQA said that I was great. I wonder if that is the same think as blushing? Because that is kinda, sorta what I’m doing.

    I wish everyone could be with me right this minute as I watch the sun rise over Puget Sound. It is really quite lovely.

  17. Wolfie
    9:46 am on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby…what movie is that?

    Oh, and by the way, just so you know, I blurred up to Washington to watch the sunset, and came straight home. Mom was really, really happy to see me!

  18. Wolfie
    9:50 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rose, I loved the link!

    We need to get you an avatar….maybe a photo of a rose? I would love to see an avatar for Snowhook Bella also!

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    9:51 am on April 15th, 2011

    Wolfie – quick..blur us there so we can see…..

    Rio and Friend – HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you are both healthy and have a good day watching….. what was that team you liked so much??? oh yah, the Stones or something.

  20. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:57 am on April 15th, 2011

    Wolfie: It was “Morning Glory” with Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, about a struggling morning news show. I just looked it up and one site that combines viewers’ and critics’ reviews gave it 6.5 out of 10 stars, which makes it slightly better than average. But Mom and Dad liked it.

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    10:00 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rio – we hired our Royal cousins to do this just for you!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-0vFuY__II

  22. Rose
    10:03 am on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby: I’m with Wolfie…I’d like to know what movie it was too.

    Wolfie: I’m considering the avatar. I don’t take very good pictures, so maybe the rose seems like the right choice. Let me think about it some more. Maybe you’d like to blur over to Little MissMatched with me tomorrow and help me pick out some socks…5th Avenue and 46th Street. I’ll bring my tote and I could sneak you into Rain too….

  23. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:03 am on April 15th, 2011

    T&G: I love it! Can you two sing as well?

  24. Mollypop
    10:03 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rio – Happy Birthday.

    TuppnGill – You Corgi guys really know how to sing!

  25. Tupper and Gilly
    10:12 am on April 15th, 2011

    H Kirby – we leave the singing here to Basil and Sage – except CHarris won’t ever let them! They volunteered to do the Star Spangled Banner at the Supper Bowl but were voted down. We still think they would have done a better job than ole’ what’s her name who forgot the lrics!

    Melanie – if you are over your birthday cake hangover, be sure to look at today’s local paper. There is an article about a new bus line from here to YSAS – tickets are between ONE DOLLAR and about $6.50. We could see YSAS A LOT more, maybe….

  26. Sam
    10:18 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rio, have a happy birthday and eat everything in sight. Remind your friend that no one diets on their birthday.

    I sure hope your friend feels better. Could those darn sycamores be adding to her headache?

  27. Melanie
    10:28 am on April 15th, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIÖ & FRIEND!
    May both of you have a wonderful healthy day!

    T & G. ONE DOLLAR? Was it misprinted? That would be awesome!

    “Morning Glory” was one of the movies on the bus to NYC. Pretty good. Though in my way of thinking, HF in anything I’m going to watch.

    Socks. snicker . . . I still blame any missing socks on my guys. Even when they haven’t been home for 6 months.

    Rose: Happy trails to you until you write again.

  28. Melanie
    10:30 am on April 15th, 2011

    Those corgis were great. I was a bit worried about the one at the end, but he finally came through.

  29. Rose
    10:47 am on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby: I have to admit I did not see Morning Glory.

    Melanie: Guess you have a lot of mismatched socks with your gus around. (chuckle) I haven’t been on a bike in a bout twenty years. Hope I don’t have a heart attack!

  30. B.Stover
    10:53 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rose: Riding through the trails of the lower Hudson Valley sounds wonderful. Have a great time.

    Happy birthday to Rio and friend.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    10:56 am on April 15th, 2011

    Nice Birthday wishes from the Corgis!

    Rose, Since Baye and Lily are still kids, they got socks that are bright colors and either stripped or poka dots. The got 3 pair, same colors, but slightly different in each pair. Nice thing is, if you lose one, you can still put 2 more together.

  32. B.Stover
    11:02 am on April 15th, 2011

    Wolfie: You are great.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    11:03 am on April 15th, 2011

    Rio & Friend: Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day. Hope you are a enjoying a day off with a chance to sleep in and are feeling much better. Loved the picture of you and BFF Wookie.

    T&G: The Birthday Song was great! The Corgis are so talented.

  34. B.Stover
    11:07 am on April 15th, 2011

    LOL LOL LOL…the singing corgis are great!

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    11:08 am on April 15th, 2011

    Melanie – no it was not a misprint – it is a new busline in the area and tickets are only online. they start at $1 on a first come first serve basis. Go from NY West side to Holyoke

    waaaaaahhhhhh – Mama has to leave now and go to Crazy Lady land.
    (tomorrow is supposed to be the last day of double shift – keep all your paws crossed)

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 am on April 15th, 2011

    BFF!….Wookie! You sly Agent you….snort!snort!… I don’t remember Debbie taking any photos of us last 4th of July at the No-Fireworks party….heh!…. That is so awesome. Could you post the big photo for me here on the blog?…snort!… Wouldn’t it be grand if we both won the Guy of The Month contest?….chorkel!

    Thanks!…To everyone for your birthday wishes, songs and of course your prayers for my friend over the last few days….snort!….She had a long sleepless night, but caught a few hours between 4 and 8:00 this morning…sniff!… Me I slept all night long. I’m sure I did not snore once….huffle!

    Meds!…So far there doesn’t seem to be any side affects raising their ugly heads this morning and her headache has subsided greatly….snort!…Comparably, to the way she felt Tues. – Thurs, she is feeling Tip-Top today!….Woooooo!!

    Cake!….Where’s my cake?….snort!

  37. Siber-H
    11:13 am on April 15th, 2011

    Happy Birthday Rio and Friend!! I hope she is feeling better today. The Rockies have won all these games in celebration of your birthdays!!

  38. B.Stover
    11:18 am on April 15th, 2011
  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 am on April 15th, 2011

    SiberH!….heh!snort!heh!….Now if that were true, I would be on cloud nine, because there is nothing more I would want today than to be at the ballpark watching the Rockies rollover the Cubbies…wheeze!… I do love my team. This year they are going to be amazing….snort!….Hell, they already are amazing. This is the best start in the history of the franchise….Wooooooo! …Do you see any cake?

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 am on April 15th, 2011

    Conspirator!…. The reviewer thinks it is a “well-meaning, misbegotten movie.”….snort!…..We here will be watching it anyways….sniff!….My friend has always hated the fact that her birthday lands on the anniversary of Lincoln’s death and Tax Day…grunt!….Me, I don’t care as long as I get some CAKE!….sniff!sniff!

  41. Siber-H
    11:33 am on April 15th, 2011

    You know, Rio, I don’t see any cake. If I could cook, I would bake you a cake. The thing is, I can’t cook. We have many talented cooks on this blog. They can bake you a cake and I’ll do cleanup.

    We watched a thirty minute tv program yesterday about Ublaldo. It was pretty good…we enjoyed it. It is really an exciting time to be a Rockies fan!

  42. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:03 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio: I was waiting to wish you a Happy Birthday until Mom finished your cake. So here it is! (Just make sure you share!!!)

    http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Rio’s cake.docx

  43. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:07 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Well, dagnabbit! That didn’t work!

  44. OleyHowlers
    12:17 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Rio … or is that Rio’s friend’s birthday?…whatever, its a great reason to celebrate and eat lots of cake!
    We love the picture of Wookie and Rio together…thats cool.
    That new movie sounds good, but would probably get my mom all riled up about unfair trials and stuff. So we need her to watch it at home with us so we can calm her down.
    Well, lunch is over … back to work!

  45. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:24 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio — as you requsted, here is the big picture for you, posted here in the blog. You and your friend have a great birthday too! Your BFF, Wookie

  46. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:26 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Trying again — Happy Birthday Rio!

  47. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:29 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Phooey! Maybe I’ll try again later when I’m not so hot under the collar!!!

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:38 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby!….Take the apostrophy out of the name of the file….huffle!…How many times do I have to…((((sigh)))

  49. Barb & Maggie
    12:46 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Is that Debbie LM that did such a good job of the Wookie and Rio photo?

    We are almost at 50 posts already and it’s just noon.

    Barb was trying to explain the Wednesday dinner parties to her daughter and she didn’t get it. She said “Do you all pretend you are sitting around a table talking?”. Well, not exactly like that. Maggie was running around the yard with Gilly chasing squirrels, too, and there was drinking and dancing and…. “Oh, I see.” We just stopped trying to explain.

    Barb is off to her Crazy Lady place. She and T & G’s mama have something in common – they both work part time for crazy ladies!Time for a nap. BBL

  50. Mollypop
    1:19 pm on April 15th, 2011

    I’m off to Sam’s. I haven’t ssen the little diva since our party last Wednesday.

  51. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:24 pm on April 15th, 2011

    OK, Rio. Apostrophe is gone. Trying again. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (And I’m trying not to growl when I say that!)

  52. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:26 pm on April 15th, 2011

    OK. Trying one more thing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (And I’m trying really hard not to growl!)

  53. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:27 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Forget it! I’ll just have to eat the cake myself! Happy Birthday anyway Rio (and friend)!!!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:36 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Kirby!…Now you’ve got a hyphen in the file name….SOB!

    Off!…We are off to be with family, what few she has left…grunt!… Maybe there will be cake when I get back. Maybe Chet will say ‘Happy Birthday’ to me too, maybe we’ll find a pot of gold and run away to the mountains…heh!heh!heh!

  55. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:36 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Wookie’s dad (whispering):

    Debbie LM took the original Wookie photo but the technical magic was again compliments of our photo shopper extraordinare, Ms. Melanie.

  56. Melanie
    1:45 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Does this help KirbyT???

  57. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:45 pm on April 15th, 2011

    OK Rio. Now there’s no hyphens or apostrophes — but there are letters, numbers, slashes, periods and a colon. I hope none of those get in the way!

  58. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:47 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Melanie: Thank you so much! Your cake is much better than mine anyway!!! So now Rio can have his cake and I can eat mine!!!

  59. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    1:56 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio – my leetle spugnik – vould you like Natasha to sing birthday song for you?
    No? but Natasha has most beautiful voice. She is almost as good a singer as she is undercover spy. It vas tough career choice, but ve like the hats better in this job.

  60. Gus and BooBear
    3:05 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Rio and Friend!! Have a great day and wonderful 3 day weekend!

  61. Gus and BooBear
    3:12 pm on April 15th, 2011

    SiberH, Mom went to Petsmart at lunch and there was the PRETTIEST girl Siberian getting groomed. Y’all would make the best looking couple! Of course, we know you’re a confirmed bachelor

  62. Jasper the Poodle
    3:13 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Hey, hey peeps! My mom is home! What a wonderful surprise. Those irritating late nights in her busy place paid off in a Friday afternoon off. She is skipping. Well, no, not really, since I am sitting on her lap getting ready to snooze. She said it was sunny in Lansing and she listened to some Lynard Skynard, Billy Joel and Elton John on the way home with the sunroof open. Then she got home and it is very windy here on the west side of the mitten. I don’t know or really care, as long as I can nap on her lap everything is tip-top in my world.

    Happy birthday Rio and friend.

  63. BARB & MAGGIE
    3:44 pm on April 15th, 2011

    I think it was Oley yesterday that said their Mom wanted to get chickens. I think Siberians are known to NOT be good with poultry. If you kept them in a secure pen, maybe. Just saying.

    Nice birthday cake, Melanie. Kirby, Rio knows you tried.

  64. Siber-H
    4:36 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Hee Hee Mom’s favorite question when she is at one of those adoption events with Husky Rescue is, “Do these dogs get along with chickens”.

    Gus&BooBear…I may be a confirmed bachelor, but one can’t have too many good looking girlfriends, especially in Texas.

    That is a very cute birthday cake, Melanie, and Kirby did try really hard which is more than I am capable of doing.

  65. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:45 pm on April 15th, 2011
  66. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:47 pm on April 15th, 2011

    No,cancel that. HERE is your Birthday greeting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8e_Zpxoe94&feature=player_detailpage

  67. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:49 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Ooooooooooooo Mr. Husky! OOOOOOOOOOOOO

  68. Tipper and Gilly
    4:49 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Siber We think the next time someone asks your mom the question about getting along with chickens she should say sure…..as long as they are properly cooked and seasoned
    Tee hee

  69. BearSpiritDog
    5:01 pm on April 15th, 2011

    News for everyone who rushed to finish their taxes before the deadline (Chet, B, Siber-H, Moi) Today is Emancipation Day in Washington, which means the IRS employees are off until Monday the 18th. Who knew?

  70. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:12 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Here is what happens with 55 MPH wind gusts. This happened sometime this afternoon. We are not happy that the top of the tree is now on the dog highway across the yard.

  71. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:44 pm on April 15th, 2011
  72. B.Stover
    5:50 pm on April 15th, 2011

    The dvd of Deathly Hallows came today so I shall be watching it….

  73. OleyHowlers
    5:52 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Mom is home from work but she missed all the great weather we had all day. It is now very very windy and getting cold. Poor mom.
    Did you all see that the blog got a “Major Revision”? Wow Rio is sure important around here.
    B&M yes it was us that said Mom really wants chickens so she has her own eggs, but she always glares at us and says it is impossible. We think it would be great to have our own chickens. And yes, T&G, that would be a great answer for Siber-s mom to use.
    Sibes have nothing against chickens. We really love the taste.

    Macy, we have a tree that lost 1/3 of its top to wind last year. That was later in the year that it was struck by lightening so it was very weak at that point. It was a really tall old spruce tree. Sad isn’t it.

  74. OleyHowlers
    6:04 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Did anyone happen to see the interview of Michael Vick where he says he wouldn’t change anything about his life?
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/14/vick-says-he-wouldnt-change-anything-about-his-life-if-he-could/

  75. Mollypop
    6:22 pm on April 15th, 2011

    The deer that is standing guard over the goose nest is in Buffalo. Local tv has installed a live cam in the hopes of keeping people away.
    http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/118358/37/Live-Video—Deer-Stands-Guard-Over-Goose

  76. BearSpiritDog
    6:30 pm on April 15th, 2011

    B. The Deadly Hollows! We have to wait unti Netflix gets it in – next month I think – sigh…

    O.Howlers & Macy: Thank you for the links.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:41 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Chet!… heh!snort!heh!… Holy crap! You went all out. I truly wasn’t expecting a major revision…zowie!!…It is so awfully nice of you to think of me today, really it is….snuffle! …It hasn’t felt like my birthday today until Now Now Now! Thank you so much…snorkel!

    WOW!WOW! WOW!….snort!…Look at that CAKE!….WOW!WOW!WOW!….Melanie, thank you so much for that amazing cake!….wheeze!…I’m breathless just looking at it.,,,gasp!… Oh my gosh!…chorkel!…It looks so life-like. It looks just like my friend Balloon Butt….heh! …. Which artist amongst your clan did the drawing? Oh, I love love love cake!….yum! …Thank you so very much!! I’ve got to show this to my friend….wooo! …. Did you see the awesome cake Chet? …snort!wheeze!

    BigDay!…Thanks again everyone for your best wishes and videos and everything…sniff!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:52 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Tupper!… I think you should have someone come up with a recipe for Chicken A’le SiberH!…heh!…Or Siberian Roast Chicken for that there cookbook you guys are collaborating on…snort!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Idea!….Here is something that crossed my mind last night but we went to bed to early to post about it….snort!…. Do you think there are any possibilities of selling the cookbook, once it is finished of course, to raise money for Snowhook Kennels?…cough! …Just tossing out an idea…sniff! …I mean if we all contributed our very best recipes, that would be a substantial book, in my opinion….sniff!

  80. Melanie
    7:20 pm on April 15th, 2011

    The cards are wonderful.

    WOW a MAJOR REVISION!! Awesome.

    TupnGillie: Please make sure that when your Mum does a Chicken A’le SiberH that the chicken has been plucked.

  81. LizF
    7:38 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Good morning everyone and Happy Birthday Rio – i can’t believe there’s a special Rio cake! It looks fantastic, Melanie.

    Now i have to google ‘jim crow’ and find out some history. The movie sounds really good.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    7:47 pm on April 15th, 2011

    I know how to collect recipes, but how does one go about putting a cookbook together? Anyone have any experience doing one for an organization- sports team, church group, social group, etc? I have purchased a few over the years, but never was involved in producing one. I will check with my d-i-l who is very good with a computer and scrapbooking, to see if she any ideas.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:47 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Ambitious!….Maybe the “Cookbook for Sale” is a little overly ambitious….snort!… It would take a lot of up front cost probably, which we don’t have….sniff!…Plus, the know-how of putting the book together…hmmm….Well, just an idea to ponder….sneeze!

  84. Melanie
    7:49 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Snicker, here’s hoping. Just put YSAS in for an extra in MIB III. Zoë really wants him to be in that movie.

    I’m going to bed soon. Glad someone got the “Thanks for all the fish.” I thought for sure Wookie would get that!

    Riö, please check your secret decoder devise. Messages for you on there.

    TTFN!

  85. Melanie
    7:51 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Riö, I not sure but I think we could put it up as an ebook for Kindle inexpensively. Not sure how that would work, but someone here but up a link to an article by two authors who were talking about ebooks sales. That would be cool to send profits to Snowhook.

    TTFN (really)

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Melanie!….You never answered the question about who drew the Pug on the cake. Did you hire a student Pug to pose for the cake or did Balloon Butt come to your door and ask for a job?….heh!….I’m with Zoe all the way! I would LOVE to see Clarkson in a Men In Black III movie…snorkel!… You know I love that guy, and I just want him to ‘break through’ so badly….sniff! ….I’ve been waiting for Damages to come out so I can look for him there which is one of our favorite dark, dark lawyery type shows….chorkel!

  87. B.Stover
    8:21 pm on April 15th, 2011

    The Google blogspot publishes items on a blog both in paperback version and in hardcover. Cost would depend on length. I can publish my blog in paperback version with pictures on front and back cover for under $15 per copy. We could get recipes together and then consider opening a group blog. After that see what publication would entail.

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    8:27 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio – you read our minds…we wondered the same thing about a cookbook for fundraising. We don’t know anything about the production part, but we would be happy to contrbute.
    Hmmm – Siberian Chicken….let’s see – take one frozen chicken….

  89. Barb & Maggie
    8:35 pm on April 15th, 2011

    On a totally different subject, we had to take Water for Elphants back to the library today w/o finishing it, as there was a waiting list. Liked it so far, but found some passages about animal cruelty a little hard to read. Got to where they just acquired the elephant. Should we finish it or not?

    Also, did anyone read Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson? If so, is it worthwhile? It is a new book, just out in 2011.

  90. Siber-H
    8:35 pm on April 15th, 2011

    ummm A live chicken would be much more appropiate.
    I hope you talented cooks can come up with a recipe for Siberian Chicken because I can’t cook.
    My recipe would start out something like this: Grab the chicken by the neck.

  91. Staff
    8:41 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rose! OMG I LOVE the missmatched socks. I have a wish list of over 80.00 already. Someone talk me down. Yikes.

    Hiya Bear Spirit, I knew.
    I have been explaining it for 3 months. The real story is that Saturday the 16th is Emancipation Day in Washington D.C. only. But because it is a weekend day the ‘observed holiday’ moves to Friday the 15th. And with Friday off in Washington D.C. the final tax date moves to the next workday. Monday the 18th. More than you wanted to know eh?

    Rio’s Friend.
    Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear F O Rio. Happy Birthday tooooOOOOOOooooooo You!
    and Many Mooooooore.

  92. Tupper and Gilly
    8:43 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Bee – thanks for the info on knights. Here’s another theory – countries that have resisted immigrant contact have maintained the purest forms of language – countries with a greater influx of foreign languages coming in tend to “flatten” out as new accents, dialects and idioms came into the predominent language base. (Sorry Plunderers – this is a discussion from Bee’s Blog – its a fascinating place, check it out)

  93. Siber-H
    8:43 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio??? I have the Rockies/Cubs game on the tv, but that channel has no sound, just a picture. Do you have sound? All my other channels have sound so it is “them” not “me”.

  94. Wolfie
    8:53 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Mary posting now. We are in Seattle now, and are going out to dinner at the Space Needle. They have really cool shops for replacing windshields here in the rainy city. I know this because my husband broke ours this morning. (Long story.) So he stuck some masking tape on it and was going to drive all the way home with a broken windshield. (The shattered area was bigger than a basketball!) So I got on my ipaw and found a shop that was able to take care of it this afternoon. Sheesh!

    So, we are all fixed. We drop our friends off at SeaTac tomorrow afternoon and will start the long drive home.

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    8:54 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Siber – we can provide the sound for this or any other baseball game.
    Its a SWING and a miss.
    Snort, stomp, stomp. haaaaawk, ptuuuui…
    scritch, scratch.
    Here’s the pitch
    whump
    STEEEERIIIIKE 2
    tap. shuffle, tap, tap, tap
    snort, haaaawwwk, ptuiiiii…
    And here’s the pitch, wow!
    CRRRRRAAAAACK
    and the crowd goes wild!
    and so on –

  96. Siber-H
    8:58 pm on April 15th, 2011

    That’s pretty good T&G, thanks. I have sound now…all is well in my world. It took them long enough to get it fixed

    Mary, I am glad you got the windshield fixed. I wouldn’t want you driving home with a badly broken one.

  97. Wolfie
    8:58 pm on April 15th, 2011

    I like the idea of a cookbook. I am not sure how we could market it to make money, but I sure would like to own one!

  98. B.Stover
    9:00 pm on April 15th, 2011

    T&G: I like your extended theory. Here’s another example of your theory: After the Norman Conquest (1066) English was, of course, influenced by French. The language shows the class structure. The word “pork” is from the French. (The conquerors did the eating.) The word “pig” is from the Old English. (The conquered did the raising of animals and the cooking.)

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Atkinson!….Kate, I know someone here read a book written by her a long time ago and she LOVED it….snort!….She will have to look up the name because it was a borrowed book….grunt!…So I couldn’t say everything by Kate is wonderful, but this one really was. It was called something like, “Behind the Scenes At the Museum”…maybe…sniff!

    Sound!….We had no sound for the first inning either SiberH, and my friend was fit to be tied and gagged….growl!…She had phone in hand to call Comcast and let them know what SOUND sounded like when it finally came on…gruff!…So glad you are able to watch it with me tonight!…Wooooo!…PS: I loved your live chicken and grab it by the neck remark…heh!snort!heh!….heh!heh!

    Staff!…I’m almost afraid to ask, but what does F O stand for?….wuffle!

  100. Tupper and Gilly
    9:06 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio – maybe “Friend of” ?

  101. dawson
    9:12 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Oh my!
    Rio: It depends who’s writing F O. Heh!

  102. dawson
    9:18 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio and F O Rio: Wow! Major Revision! And cake too! Now if the Rockies just win, it’ll be perfect.

    Staff: You should order only one pair to see how they fit.

  103. Siber-H
    9:19 pm on April 15th, 2011

    I think I am allowed to comment on this…The Rockies just scored 4 runs!!! WOO WOO

  104. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:21 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Regarding Liz’s comment earlier, how nice to live somewhere that you have to look up “Jim Crow”. *sigh*

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on April 15th, 2011

    WOOOOO!…. Our Catcher just hit for four runs…heh!…Bases loaded and an error on the Cubs cost them 4 runs…WOOOOOOOOOO!… Rollover Cubbies!…heh!…End of the Second Inning.

    TupNGilly….You may be right!…heh! …Alice has not paid me any attention at all today and that makes it a grand day indeed…snorkel!

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on April 15th, 2011

    F O!….Could be interpreted in a few if not many different ways, and that is why I was hesitant to ask Staff about her interpretation…heh!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on April 15th, 2011

    SiberH!….Are you listening to the Rockies Announcers, or the Cubbies (soon to be losers) Announcers?….snort!…Or can you tell?

  108. Staff
    9:42 pm on April 15th, 2011

    You’ve got it right Tupper and Gilly. F O is friend of. It just seemed to scan better that way.

    Rhythm is important in songs. Even birthday songs. Heh

  109. Tupper and Gilly
    9:45 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Macy – Liz may not have been exposed to Jim Crow, thank dog. But the Aboriginal people of Australia know about racism….

  110. Alice M. Johnson
    9:45 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio, my buddy and pal
    I am sure Staff meant Fat Old when she wrote f o.

    Heh heh heh heh

  111. dawson
    9:46 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio: Staff is totally distracted by those socks.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Fact!…. This day in baseball history player Jackie Robinson #42 broke the color barrier on April 15th 1947. One good fact about the date April 15th….wooo!…I think I mentioned this last year most probably…snorkel!…It’s all my friend has to hold on to really…heh!

  113. Siber-H
    9:48 pm on April 15th, 2011

    I’m listening to the Rockies announcers. The name of the channel is something like Rocky Mountain Sports TV Network (Direct TV) I even like some of the commercials because they are “local”…advertising stuff in Denver and sometimes they show the Rockies themselves in the commercials. I like the one where Helton is petting the black cat.

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Alice!….There she is putting her bleached tail-spin on things…heh!… Hi Alice. How’s yer team doing this year?…snort!

  115. Siber-H
    9:52 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Oh, and they are calling the channel that I am watching, “Root Sports”. I bet we are watching the exact same channel, Rio.

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on April 15th, 2011

    SiberH!…I am so glad you are seeing our local station!….snort!…I was so hoping you could see those funny commercials the Rockie do. They have lots of them and some are better than others, but we here enjoy them all…heh! …Our announcers are TOP NOTCH!…Love Em! Couldn’t live without Em!…snort!

  117. Tupper and Gilly
    9:59 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio – Glad you have your baseball to celebrate your birthday with. And we hope you have had a good one.
    We are going to bed since Mama is falling asleep in her soup.
    G’night all. Have a lovely weekend.

  118. Alice M. Johnson
    10:00 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Dear Rio,
    I know Staff’s team is in the cellar, but I am rooting for the Rockies just like you. I am doing that because I admire you so much. You are my ideal.

    It is either that or the Twinkies stink this year. The bums.

    Yr friend, Alice

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Holy-Cow!….Helton hit one to get Johnny, dirt-in-his-pants, Herrera home!…snort!heh!

    Alice!…You are scaring me….sniff!…You are up to sumthing, I just don’t know what it is yet…sneeze!

  120. Barb & Maggie
    10:28 pm on April 15th, 2011

    When Barb got home today she saw a bunch 8-10) shingles laying on the front porch. They had blown off the house in the 40-50 mph winds today. Oh another fun day in the country!

    Rio, You are right, that is one of her books, but not sure we are going to get into this one. Slow starting, and it’s in England, so many of their police terms are unfamiliar.

    Talking about Aboriginal racism, we watched a movie/documentary several years ago, title was something like Following the Rabbit Fence. It was a true story of 3 young Aboriginal girls in the 1930s who were taken away from their home by the English and put in a school. Basically, the English were trying to destroy their way of life. They escaped and walked hundreds on miles back home, following this rabbit fence. Liz, do you know the story?

  121. Alice M. Johnson
    10:35 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Rio, The twins are 4 and 9 sigh. They do not deserve a fan.

  122. Siber-H
    10:39 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Alice, you are welcome to be a Rockies fan with me and Rio.

  123. Staff
    10:41 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Dear Maggie,
    (and Barb)
    Here is a link to the Billings Montana library where the Catty Librarian works. They have a poetry mashup thing going. Check out the last one, “some have two feet” It made me think of you.

    http://ci.billings.mt.us/index.aspx?NID=1669&ART=3492&ADMIN=1

  124. Staff
    10:49 pm on April 15th, 2011

    And of course, this is fascinating.

    http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/article_bbfb84a9-4254-5e59-a8cb-256d98409bf6.html

    (Chicken lays a giant egg)

  125. Staff
    10:50 pm on April 15th, 2011

    All right I have to go get ready for bed now. Night all. Hope Alice’s team wins.

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Alice!…As a Twins Fan, you should stay there, because it is so early in the season…snort!…Even the lousy Red Sox could come back…heh!heh!… So don’t give up on your team yet, it is way too early to tell…wheeze! …Plus, it totally scares the hell outta me thinking of you as a Rockies fan….yeep! ….They are doing so well right now. Please, please just stay where you are with the Twins….yikes!

  127. Siber-H
    11:11 pm on April 15th, 2011

    That was a totally stress free baseball game. Our young pitcher pitched a shut out!! Woo Woo

    I’m glad your friend is feeling better, Rio, and I hope the two of you had a really nice birthday.

    Night All

  128. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Shut-out!….Game by pitcher Chacin!…Wooooo!…Rockies winnit!

    SiberH! Do you see the guys shouting behind the announcers after the game, thats where my friend is always at if she is at the the game and They Winnit!..heh!..It’s a fun tradition….wooo!

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:46 pm on April 15th, 2011

    Night!….All! I had a great birthday because of you guys, and you alone…heh!…Thank you so much for that. Thank you so very, very much! ….snort!.. I will probably always nit-pick on occasion, but please know I have no hatred for anyone in my heart. I love all of you. I really do…snort!

  130. Snowhook Bella
    1:53 am on April 16th, 2011

    Rio: I know this is late, but it’s been a day…enough about me. Wishing that all your evil, nefarious and even some of your innocent birthday wishes come true. Happy birthday!

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