Posts Tagged ‘finances’



December 3rd, 2009 Posted 9:22 am

“Tiger, tiger,” Bernie says, shaking his head. Everybody’s talking about tigers these days, not sure why. I know tigers from Animal Planet, of course. And let me tell you – tigers are trouble, end of story. Maybe you think no problem, they live far away, but no – Bernie says there are thousands right here in the USA, owned privately. Like by people in fenced-in backyards. In some states you don’t even need a permit. Is this a good idea? No, which must be why Bernie’s shaking his head and saying, “Tiger, tiger.” But whoa. Then he goes on: “burning bright, In the forests of the night. What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?”

He looks up. “Symmetry must have rhymed with eye in those days.” What days is he talking about? In fact, what the heck is going on? I realize that Bernie looks a little tired, maybe hasn’t slept well, possibly worrying about our finances, always a mess. “Yup,” he says, gaze now on me, “did he who made the lamb make thee? That’s the question, all right.”

Now lambs are in the picture? Bernie needs a nap, and soon.


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A Job Well Done?


October 7th, 2009 Posted 9:24 am

“I’m feeling a little used,” Bernie said, handing both film cans over to Kelo Printz.

“Sorry about that,” Kelo said, “but take comfort in the knowledge of a job well done.”

Whoa. Did that mean we weren’t getting paid? Our finances were a mess. Wasn’t Kelo the client? He was acting like a perp.

“Why is your dog growling like that?” Kelo said.

“Because he’s about to take a chunk out of your leg, you jerk,” said Portia.

Not a bad idea! Portia was growing on me.


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Thinking Hard


September 6th, 2009 Posted 8:21 am

Bernie says he’d hire Diane B. and B. Stover if we could afford it. But of course we can’t, not with our finances being a mess.

Today: Elvis gospel (plus Admin starts book #3).

Tomorrrow – Greed. And what’s this about a skull in a cave? I’ll try to remember. I’ve tried to remember things before, but never succeeded. Then, sometimes when I’m least expecting it, boom, in comes a memory. Does that happen to you?


Question From Ivy


August 29th, 2009 Posted 9:06 am

Ivy? You wanted to know about the Hawaiian pants? Maybe that’s in Dog On It, or possibly Thereby Hangs A Tail. Bernie loves Hawaiian shirts – his favorite is the one with the martini glasses – and one day he suddenly snapped his fingers – I love that sound! So clear and sharp, like a tiny branch snapping off, really one of my favorite human sounds, maybe up there with Elmore James’s slide guitar on It Hurts Me Too, which Bernie’s been playing in the car over and over lately.

But this is about Hawaiian pants, right? One day Bernie snapped his fingers and said, “Chet, I’ve got an idea that’s going to make us rich. You know how people love Hawaiian shirts? How about Hawaiian pants?” We have thousands of them now – not sure what thousands are, but a big number, like out the yingyang – in a warehouse somewhere, and also Bernie gave some to a shelter but none of the guys would wear them, not even the ones with the martini glasses. Bernie himself wore a pair to a party, just once. Our finances have never been the same.


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