Tomorrow Night in CT

Tomorrow at 7 PM Spence will be at RJ Julia, a great bookstore in Madison CT. Talk, signing, pop quiz. No shut down for him!

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84 Responses to “Tomorrow Night in CT”

  1. Tupper's Mama
    8:28 am on October 2nd, 2013

    First? Again? Woo Hoo.

    Good morning all

  2. Rose
    8:49 am on October 2nd, 2013


    Royal Mum, you are up and about nice and early!

    I love that one-sheet up top!

    Melanie, wondering how you are feeling…..

    Good day to all!

  3. Melanie (feeling better)
    8:49 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Good Morning Royals and All,

    I hope this means that OFA can get home now and again. I’m waiting on the next book!

  4. Melanie (feeling better)
    8:51 am on October 2nd, 2013

    What about that! Posted at the same time as Rose and answered her question. I am on a roll. (Gluten free, of course)

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:02 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Mom is getting tired of taking antibiotics. She’s not used to pills and Dr.s as she has always done weird things that didn’t require much attn. Wow, today is the Twoth of October 🙂

    Have a twooly good twoth!

  6. B. Stover
    9:08 am on October 2nd, 2013

    …Unlike the government.

    Good morning all.

  7. Tupper and Gilly
    9:08 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Local news report: “Government shutdown imperils football game between Boston College and Army”
    Like THAT is one of the most important consequences of this foolishness.
    my dog

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:19 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Mom once said football was just a game and boy, the dirty looks that came her way. And once she asked why TN wanted a little rodent (vole) for a mascot? Go figure!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:31 am on October 2nd, 2013

    I know we don’t talk politics, but have to say we agree. Foolishness! What do they think they are accomplishing?

    Is Spence about done with his tour?

    Barb gave me a shot of cough syrup right in my mouth with this little squirty thing. I didn’t like it one bit!

  10. Rose
    9:43 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Maggie, If I am not mistaken, RJ Julia is the last stop on this leg of the tour.

    UGH! Even two-legged cough syrup is yucky!

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    9:58 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Maggie – we understand about medicine. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “a bitter pill to swallow”. But do take your meds, my dear, so you won’t feel so yucky.

    And we know about not discussing politics, but this isn’t politics. This is kindergarteners fighting over the toys in the sandbox.

    There was a news story last night about an Honor Flight of WWII veterans whose community had done fund raisers and donated to finance this trip to the monuments created in honor of their service. Of course, the Park Services had shut down all the monuments by putting fencing around them. Now for those of you who have not been to DC, most of the monuments are out in the open air along a path through a grassy field. There isn’t a gate to pass through, or a fence around them. They are out there like statues in a park. So what was the purpose of putting fences around them so that these men and women who dutifully served, and had now made this trip thanks to the generosity of their community could not see and be a part of the monuments dedicated to them? Stupidity. So, the veterans very matter of factly moved the fence and walked, or wheelchaired right up to the granite commemorative tribute to their service. And the Park Service people who were there stood aside and let them.

  12. Melanie (feeling better)
    10:02 am on October 2nd, 2013

    When I volunteered at a Wildlife Sanctuary, I learned more than I wanted to know about voles. What I can remember about them? Extremely high heartrate, an adult female vole can have up to ten litters a year, and they reach maturity in one month.

    They do not tunnel in the earth, but make tunnels through long grass and snow. How to keep them in check?

    A Newf called Ros.

  13. dawson
    10:05 am on October 2nd, 2013

    That is one really sweet quilt of Chet and Bernie book covers. I believe Spencer is thinking of Melanie and wishing her well. Me too.

    Politics? Those grown-ups are acting like 3rd graders at recess while the country gets shut down.

    Barb&Maggie: How many shots of that cough syrup do you have to give/take?

    Rio: Thinking of your friend and hoping she’s still loving this new job even though she got bumped up a level.

    I got up early to exercize but no exercize is happening. Hmmmm. This will require a nap later.

  14. Macy's mom
    10:25 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Here, no one can go boating, because the ramps are closed. Well, except for the people with boats at the marina, I guess they can still go out, but even fishing from the banks requires a mile walk, since the gates are locked. I guess we will not go fishing today, darn. This was going to be the day that I made up for my 45 year absence from the fishing world. Not.

  15. Macy the min-pin
    10:27 am on October 2nd, 2013

    There was most of a dead mouse on the porch yesterday. Do I know how it got there? I do not.

    Mom is off to the post office to drop off some VSP. *very special packages

  16. Princess Sam
    10:38 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Tomorrow I will be at Jacqueline’s with that Loulou. Ha ha on her – she will have to stay in a crate because she hasn’t had her last puppy shots, while adult, big dog, well behaved me can play with the other doggies. I hope she gets sheared like a sheep.

  17. Masquers
    10:38 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Off to the USP store to return something that “does not work”!
    It will be 5 – 10 days before we can re-order. Grump. See youse later.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:39 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Melanie: Ros is in good company, Lucy Lou is a huntress extraordinaire! She brings in moles, voles. chipmunks, baby opossums, an occasional bird and…sushi 🙂

  19. Dima
    10:45 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Good morning!
    Medicine? You don’t even want to know my story…
    Melanie, Glad you are feeling better.
    Tom Clancy has died. Pop likes his books.
    There are poor kids locked out of their Head Start program, the only place they probably get real nourishment, because of those kindergardeners in men’s clothing.

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    10:54 am on October 2nd, 2013

    The furnace mayhem continues. The gas company showed up a full day ahead of schedule, before the plumbing inspector has put his stamp of approval on the pipes. So, the gas company can’t hang the meter, and said they can’t come back until we reschedule – which takes 3 days! HUH? Plumbing inspector is scheduled for 2 today. Gas Company was scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning.

    So, Mama and the Storyteller are running away from home. They are going to spend the afternoon at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory.

    They promised they would come home again.

  21. O'Howlers
    10:54 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Yippee !!!! Mom finally remembered to call and order our pawtographed copy of TSATF !!!

  22. Barb & Maggie
    10:59 am on October 2nd, 2013

    We think that is an insult to kindergarteners! Even 5 years olds have a higher skill level when it comes to getting along with others.

    Rose, I am actually taking cough syrup for two-leggeds. The pills are for 14 days, and the cough medicine just twice a day as needed.

  23. Rose
    11:09 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Maggie: Yuck! I have pillphobia. No matter what size, it is still hard for me to swallow a pill. I did hear that when taking pills, one should tilt the head back, and when taking capsules, tilt the head forward. Please take all your medicine Maggie, and get well soon!

  24. Rose
    11:10 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Sammie, will you be sheared like a a sheep too?

    Sad about Tom Clancy.

    Good on those veterans!!! How dare their monument be fenced in.

  25. Dima
    11:16 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Rose, I love my pills and my capsules. They all taste like hickory-smoked beef. You should try them!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    11:23 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Dima: You said it! Kindergartners in Men’s Clothing. Growl.

    There is definitely something going on here…C.Hobbit’s Laptop crashes…the Royals are involved in Appointment Mix-ups…Nana’s new Tablet won’t respond…the Government Shuts Down…….

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:23 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Dima: Great idea!

  28. Herd of Hounds
    11:40 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Mom puts our pills into hot dog chunks We wolf then right down.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    11:52 am on October 2nd, 2013

    Hot dog chunks are good if you have them. We usually don’t. Barb has been known to sneak them into cream cheese and peanut butter. Never try to just stick a pill into this mouth, Amigo!

  30. Rose
    12:19 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Dima, Now you’re talking!! Maybe I should wrap my pills up in bacon….

  31. Melanie (Yawning)
    12:23 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    MagPie, it is cheese and peanut butter for pills here.

    Just spent an hour trying to figure out why I suddenly lost the WiFi. Methinks it has to do with the carrier. Finally had to call the Mac Doc and he talked me through the steps to getting the computer connected again.

    As Dawson says it’s time for a nap.

    I do have to say that for just a minute there I thought the computer was going to go the way of C. Hobbit’s.


  32. O'Howlers
    12:42 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Guess what? We received another package from Alaska! Lots of great Alaska/sleddog/Iditarod stuff. Mom didn’t even realizethat another shipment was coming! Thanks, Hobbit, we hope your computer issues resolve themselves somehow.

  33. Staff
    12:56 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    I think we can all agree to say the government shutdown is stupid. Let’s all call our congressmen and women and tell them that. They need to hear from us real people. The shutdown is a really stupid idea.

    I am with Dawson. Got up, took my pills, had breakfast, had a nap. I feel ready to go now…but where? Maybe I should clean house? hahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaa…sniff

    Alice takes pills like a good girl. Abbie is impossible to give pills to. She gets the pill pockets. Her attention span is so short she forgets that they have nasty pills inside. She is such a silly.

    Melanie, I am glad you are feeling better.
    CHobbit I am hoping everything you need to get fixed will be fixed really soon. The same for Tupper and Gilly’s Mom and Pop. Meanwhile sounds like Amalia has the proper response to annoyances. Butterflies! Yeah.

  34. Melanie (feeling better)
    1:05 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Our Public Radio stTion has finished it’s fund drive. Time for Kate Smith to simg!

  35. Melanie
    1:39 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    No one can belt out God Bless America like Kate Smith.

  36. BooBear's Mom
    2:23 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    NOBODY takes pills as well as BooBear. We used to give Gus a series of pills twice a day and he was usually a good boy about it. BooBear takes an anti anxiety pill every morning. I put her up on her cat tree where we are eye level. I pat the side of her face and she opens her mouth for me to drop the pill down her throat. At first, I thought I was imagining this and that I was somehow opening her mouth for her, but I’m not. Now if she would learn some tricks that will make her famous and me rich!!

    BooBear’s Mom

  37. Staff
    2:25 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Wow BooBear’s Mom. I am jealous. Alice is good but she still is a pill spitter at times. Yuck.

  38. Dima
    3:01 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Boo Bear, Are you pills inside those salmon flavored pill pockets? If not, then this is a miracle!

  39. Tenzing
    3:03 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    I may not sit on a kat tree, but my Lady says I am pretty good at taking pills. I have to have ointment put in my eyes everyday—that I could live without.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    3:32 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Pills are not my thing. Sniff. I will cleverly separate them from whatever treat you wrap them in. You cannot fool Bear. Heh.

  41. Masquers
    3:37 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    BooBear: You are quite amazing ^..^

  42. Buddy and Leno
    4:43 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Welcome to the Divided State of America. Yes, kindergarteners are more mature than these politicians. They’ve taken posturing/posing to a whole new level. Seriously, if they’re going to shut down the government, instead of this fake shutdown thing that’s pretty much for show, why not shut down truly useless parts of it? Like IRS. And Congress. Good on those vets, I say!

    We had our awards dinner last night. No video or photos posted yet, as far as I know, but I tellyou, we were in good company. The other four award recipients really had awesome stories. Like the couple (he’s passed,unfortunately) who, 24 years into their marriage, husband Joe came down with some nasty form of MS. Not that there’s a good kind. Anyway, they rearranged their business, and she devoted the next 30 years of their marriage to being his sole caregiver. Thy traveled, they visited interesting places, they laughed and enjoyed their grown children and (I think) grandchildren, they lived life to the full. Four tales of courage, and us. It was a fantastic evening. And Leno got to see his friend Kate the golden retriever.

    Pills. Never pleasant. I just shove them down doggie throats. Leno lets me. It grosses Melanie right out though.

  43. BooBear
    4:46 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Thank you, yes, I am amazing! Dad didn’t believe Mom when she told him how I take my pill so I did it in front of him to prove how talented I am. He was very impressed with me!

    BooBear, the talented!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    4:47 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Barb has been tracing leaf patterns on to colored construction paper for a kid art project. 20 so far (more than 2!). She said she needs to go outside and cut some grass before she goes loony tunes. She probably would not have made a good preschool teacher.

    Boo, you are such a good pill taker!

  45. Barb & Maggie
    4:50 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Buddy, where can we read more about the tribute? As soon as there is something, let us know.

  46. Masquers
    5:00 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Buddy: Hope there will be video to watch!

  47. Tupper's Mama
    5:06 pm on October 2nd, 2013
  48. Tupper's Mama
    5:16 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    It was a lovely afternoon. As close as the butterfly place is, we have never been there before. From the moment we walked through the door, the silly grim never left my face. Thousands and thousands of butterflies, flitting and darting and brushing our faces with soft powdered wings. There were tropical plants and fragrant flowers in a lovely greenhouse type setting with trickling waterfalls and stone paths through the foliage.
    We stopped to admire an amazing lizard in a nice, large terrarium. Leonard asked me to take a picture, but I told him that the glass would reflect too much. A woman standing to the side offered to open the lizard’s tank, so I did get some great shots. Turns out she is the owner of the place, and she was very impressed that I knew what a tegu lizard was. In this weird world of synchronicity, there was an article in this morning’s paper about tegu lizards and the devastation they are causing in the everglades where irresponsible pet owners have turned them loose.
    Anyway, the owner ended up giving us a personal guided tour, and letting us pet lizards and parrots and Chinese Button Quail.
    The butterflies fell in love with Leonard and he had at least one sitting on him most of the time we were there.
    It was just lovely.

  49. BooBear
    5:18 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Tupper’s Mom, very cool butterflies. Mom wishes she was talented enough to load a video of her hummingbirds at the feeders to the blog. Lately, we have had about 100 birds around the 6 feeders. They empty them long before Mom gets home from work. She has to refill them right when she gets home. Pretty soon they will be leaving to cross the Gulf of Mexico on their way south.

  50. Masquers
    5:29 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Royals: The butterfly video was lovely.

  51. Melanie (zenning)
    5:44 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Butterfly Zen . . Ohmmmmmmm

    Congratulations to Buddy and Leno (and all)!

    Most days being a momager is fun. Today was not most days.

    Going to watch the video again.


  52. Herd of Hounds
    5:55 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    T&G: Believe it or not the TN aquarium here in town has a similar butterfly exhibit in the tip top of the new building. Mom took the oldest g-son (he was 11 then) to it and the butterflies were all over him, too. He loved it! Nice to hear others have fun with this kind of adventure.

  53. Tupper's Mama
    6:02 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    BooBear – does your Mom have a smartphone? That is the only way we know to load a video onto the blog so far. We shoot the video, then go onto the blog via the phone, and after writing a comment, go down to the browse button, click on it and follow directions. Viola! Video on the blog.

  54. Tupper's Mama
    6:16 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    The Butterfly Whisperer

  55. O'Howlers
    6:17 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Mom wants to go to a beautiful, sweet-smelling butterfly place like the one T&G’s mom anddad went. She is sure that is heaven on earth. Melanie, can you go there?

    Any news on the furnace front?

  56. Melanie (zenning)
    6:33 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    I showed the video to Zoe and we have decided to add that to our list!

  57. Wose
    6:34 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    BooBear! you are such a good kat. Maybe I should ask Grizz to give me my pills using your mom’s method.

    Great shot of the butterfly whisperer!

    R.I.P. Tom Clancy

  58. Princess Sam
    6:36 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Rose, I got my hair cut last time. My body is fluffy but I still have no ears. Tomorrow I will get a bath and Wonderfluffing. Then I can play with my doggie friends and nya nya at Loulou stuck in a cage.

  59. Wose
    6:45 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Love the butterfly video,

    Sammie, I love when you have your hair fashionably short. You should try and be a friend and mentor to LuLu. She will probably be nervous, and you could be a big help to her.

    I am getting wonderfluffed on Staurday.

    I am watching a commercial about Alaska tourism. It was not a snowy Alaska, but still beautiful !

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    7:17 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    (whispering) Melanie – we already heard Mama saying that you and she are going to go see butterflies sometime soon, no matter what!

  61. O'Howlers
    7:26 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Mom started reading “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert. She wrote Eat, Pray, Love. This one is a novel though, and we think it is going to be very good.
    We must call an early night here, because Dima goes to The Special Place tomorrow.
    Good night.

  62. Macy the min-pin
    8:00 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    What is the Special Place? It doesn’t sound special to me.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    8:02 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Good luck tomorrow, Dima.

    Love the butterfly garden. Great video.

    We are going to watch Dog Whisperer and have a burger. Later gaters.

  64. Tupper's Mama
    8:33 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Macy – we think Dima has to go for regular tests and treatments. We hope he has an easy time of it.

    Wonder how our Wandering Snowbella is.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Breaking travel news. On Saturday, the Old Fart got a call from the travel people that there was a problem getting us out of Sea-Tac and into Anchorage. They’d let us know within 72 hours how they were going to fix it. Well, today, after threatening to cancel the tickets, they finally got the problem “fixed”. The really fun thing will be the 10 hour layover in Seattle. So glad we booked early so these surprises can get taken care of.

  66. Masquers
    9:00 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Speaking of Loulou…she was just up top. Sammie: Be nice to your little cuz.
    HOH; Layover you say?…Hmmm…I think Staff & Mr. Staff have one too. The plot thickens.

  67. Staff
    9:09 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Dear Herd of Hounds. This is when we will be in Seattle airport.
    arrive Seattle Tues. Feb 25 at 2:45 PM
    leave Seattle Tues. Feb 25 at 5:30 PM

    How does it jibe with your time?

  68. Herd of Hounds
    9:12 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    The plot may be thickening but my eyelids are reaching fro each other. Nighty night.

  69. Herd of Hounds
    9:14 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Staff: I think we get into Seattle 11a.m. and depart at 9 p.m. Hmmm. Perhaps a meet before AK could be arranged.

  70. Staff
    9:18 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    HOH, Sounds like a plan. Maybe we can have a little something like food. I suspect we will get nothing edible on the plane.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Burp!…Well, finally I get to post on this here blog…grunt!…My friend gets home a little later now and this has messed up everyone’s routine…sniff!…She gets home and then immediately her mother wants to start supper, which is okay by me. Then they have to clean-up and do all the damned dishes her mother made all day long…grump!…Then it is time for that walk because it gets all dark and mosquitoeey really quick. Finally after our special treat, me and her get to come downstairs and relax….wheeze!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Sammie!…They are gonna Shear You Like a Sheep tomorrow – don’t be fooled…snort!…Just you wait…heh!heh!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Furry!…Someone here says we will have to read The Furry this weekend…sniff!….She only takes a short lunch because apparently this is the BUSY-TIME at the new job…heh!heh!…Unbelievable. She went from one busy-time to another. But she says “busy” in this new place is not really all that busy compared to that other bad-busy place…sniff!…So she is perfectly happy pretending to be in Busy-Mode, which is really her Slow-Mode, but all these new folks don’t know it….chorkel!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Butterflies!…The video was Short!…grunt!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Stinks!…Well, this stinks….grunt!…Maybe I should just find a different Blog that stays up past 9:00pm…sniff!…What the hell. All week it’s been this way. You guys yak all day and then I get here and you all go to bed. Well, that is not my bowl of beer…sniff!…Good night

  76. Tupper's Mama
    11:19 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Sorry Rio – we were watching a really good movie. We have been going to bed early this week because we had to up, dressed and breakfasted before the furnace guys got here at 7 am
    We don’t do mornings well.
    But the furnace is done, and we were celebrating by staying up like adults.

    So happy for you that your Friend is happier in her new busy place.

  77. dawson
    11:22 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    I missed the pug.

    LouLou-Mollypop’s Mom: Are you watching the hockey game? Your team is losing to my team 2 to naught in third period. Heh, heh. Detroit is in the Eastern Division now so we play the Buffalo Sabres. The man that lives in this house here is disgusted that we were switched to the Eastern Division because now we do not play the Chicago Blackhawks. Traditionally, those 2 teams have a great rivalry.

  78. Tupper's Mama
    11:25 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Dawson – it’s not polite to gloat. For shame.
    tee hee

  79. dawson
    11:32 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    You’re right, T&G, and now the score is Detroit 2 and Buffalo 1. That’s what happens when you gloat.

  80. Tupper's Mama
    11:35 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    oops – you better humbly apologize to LuLu’s Mom

  81. dawson
    11:37 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    I’ll be quiet now as it is past my bedtime.
    Top o the day to LizF.

  82. Tupper's Mama
    11:40 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    Good night Dawson – good night to all you sleeping beauties.
    We were first, looks like we’ll be last.

    Good night

  83. Belle Starr
    11:41 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    My Two-Legged is enjoying her visit with her folks even though she’s had to work on her vacation. I’ve been battling Tenzing for her side of the bed. Right now, he’s winning the battle, but the war has just begun. Place your money on me, folks.

    I don’t like hearing about CHobbit’s bad luck. She is very special to me. I have decided not to bedazzle anything until her luck changes. I hope it changes soon because I have some glitter I want to add to the Giant’s finishing sled. I also have some sparkle I want to add to the Giant’s beard when he isn’t looking.

    Nighty noodles.

  84. dawson
    11:46 pm on October 2nd, 2013

    I do humbly apologize.

    I have no room to gloat.

    Oh, by the way, the Detroit Tigers are in first place in their division.

    Go Detroit!

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