What’s In A Name?

Mrs. Publicist: Fifteenth of the month, when Pete and I discuss a character name from the Chet and Bernie series. Hi, Pete. Bike ride this morning?

Pete: A little wet out there. I’ll hit the gym instead.

Mrs P: And get even stronger?

Pete: Can you imagine?

Mrs. P: I was thinking today we could do the name of a non-human character. There are so many in the series.

Pete: And naming them is always fun. The name says something about the namer, of course. Take Capitol Hill, the racehorse in Tender Is The Bite. Thoroughbred names – a fascinating subject on its own. Man O’War! Red Rum! Anyway, Capitol Hill is owned by Caroline Wray, wife of Senator Wray, up for reelection, whose ambitions are important to the plot. The senator’s ambitions, but Caroline turns out to be the brains, and more. The name of the horse is all about entitlement and power – and so are the Wrays. But it turns out Capitol Hill isn’t quite measuring up on the track. And in the eyes of Caroline, neither is the Senator.

Mrs. P: Meanwhile Chet had his own take, horses to him being prima donnas, every one.

Pete: He always does.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for more of What’s In A Name!



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16 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:12 am on April 15th, 2022


    I am laughing at this What’s In A Name. :^)

    Because we know what April 15th means…


    And this is for RIO…Enjoy the day. Hope there are wings and a vat o’ beer involved!


    Good day to all!

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:53 am on April 15th, 2022


    I am laughing at this “What’s in a Name.” :^)

    RIO! This is for you…


    I hope that wings and a big vat o’ beer will be involved!

    * My first comment is being moderated… :^(

    Good day to all!

  3. B. Stover
    11:50 am on April 15th, 2022


    Good day to all.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    1:59 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Wish we could figure out all the convoluted ways to figure out a name for a character. But they all work and we don’t know how.
    We just guessed that PASQ is a total genius.… By the way Pete, don’t let it go to your brain.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    4:53 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Rose!…The Beatles!…woooo!… We here are watching Ken Burns documentary on the Civil war…yeeep!…It started on April 12th 1861 and ended April 9th 1865….sniffle!

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Stronger!….Can the Charming Mr Abrahams become even stronger? In his writing ability I mean!….snort!…I bet he gets all his best ideas either at the gym, on the tennis court or on his bicycle seat…chuffle!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Vat!….A big Vat O’ Beer would go down nicely right about now along with a platter of very hot wings…wiffle!

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:38 pm on April 15th, 2022

    RIO! I hope you are having a good day so far! BTW, I am wondering what baseball games you are watching and what team(s) you are rooting for.

    P.S. The Beatles are my most favorite group ever!!!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:51 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Baseball!…We here have become St Louis Cardinal fans because Nolen Arenado left the Rockies for this team kast year…snort!…Plus, here in the midwest they do not broadcast the Rockies games unless they are playing the Cubs or the Cardinals…grunt! ….So we are rooting for Nolan and his new team…snorkel! …Plus we have come to know and really like all the other team members…chuffle!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:54 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Rose!…I am trying to get a photo scanned so I can send it to you to post on this here blog…grunt!…But ever time I scan it I cannot find it in my Pictures file….wheeze!…So I gave up for now. I don’t need stress on my birthday for quacks sake…sneeze!

  11. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:30 pm on April 15th, 2022

    RIO! Do not stress yourself out on your birthday! Whenever you find the photo send it to me and I will post.

    Your Friend will have to get you some Cardinal and Cubs baseball toys…Heh!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Toys!…I think I need a toy right about now….snort!…My bed is full of them but a new one is needed..heh!

  13. dawson
    8:35 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Capitol Hill is a great horse name and so relevant in these times.

    Rio: I hope you get a new favorite toy for your birthday. And that lots of beer and slim Jims are involved! Oh, and that your favorite baseball team wins!

  14. WTAFP
    8:40 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Rio. Here’s hoping you have a terrific birthday and that you enjoy yours as much as Franklin enjoyed his. And the Cardinals are a great team to root for.

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on April 15th, 2022

    Dawson!…Youse are being very nice to me…snorkel!…My team is doing very well (but I am watching a recorded version)…chuffle!…My friend brought home a VERY good lunch for Mother and I and her today!..snort!…It was food from the restaurant Staff said had made her the best steak Ever!…wheeze!…All of us were stuffed to the gills and have many leftovers for later!…yelp!burp!

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on April 15th, 2022

    WTAFP!…I am really enjoying watching the Cardinals. I think it was the couple of years where we did not see any baseball at all which made it easier to change teams…snort!…When we learned Arenado had signed with the Red Birds it was an easy decision!…chuffle!…So far there have been no Major World Catastrophes on this birthday. I am crossing my paws till the day ends….yerk!

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