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Jul 12, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Bill Thompson

Theme: Brew - The last word of the first four theme entries can follow(chase) BEER.

17A. Type of government spending typified by the Bridge to Nowhere : PORK BARREL. Beer barrel.

25A. "Two Tickets to Paradise" singer : EDDIE MONEY. Clip.(3:56) BEER MONEY - Some extra money not needed for essential payments, which is available for spending on luxuries, hobbies, or simply going out for a beer. It is like "pin money".

37A. (At) maximum capacity : FULL BLAST. BEER BLAST - A large, usually boisterous party at which beer is the sole or principal beverage and is consumed in large quantities.

51A. Classic candy bean : JELLY BELLY. Beer belly

62A. Brew after a shot (and, in a way, what the end of 17-, 25-, 37-, or 51-Across can be) : BEER CHASER

Argyle here. Not as impressive as yesterday's but ok. Very similar lay-outs.

Across:

1. Detective Pinkerton : ALLAN. Maybe C.C.has some insight on this gentleman.

6. Bug-eyed with excitement : AGOG

10. Formally give up : CEDE

14. Let, as a flat : LEASE

15. Place for doves, not hawks : COTE. A small shelter for pigeons, sheep, etc

16. x or y line : AXIS

19. Tach measures: Abbr. : RPMs

20. Very old: Abbr. : ANC.ient

21. More furtive : SLIER

22. Disco __ : ERA

23. Unlike Wabash College : CO-ED. One of the few remaining liberal arts colleges for men only. Crawfordsville, IN, northwest of Indianapolis.

29. "Gunsmoke" star James : ARNESS. Here with his brother, Peter Graves.

31. "We're outta here!" : "LET'S GO!". See 25-Across.

32. Doctor's request : SAY, "AH"

33. Studio warning : ON AIR

36. Long, long time : EON

40. "Because I said so!" elicitor : "WHY?"

43. Bad time for a procrastinator : TODAY. "Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow." Then repeat.

44. Planet's path : ORBIT

48. Big honey brand : SUE BEE. Image.

50. Fishing line tangles : SNARLS

55. Michelle of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : YEOH. Image.

56. 57-Across brand : LEE

57. Casual pants : JEANS

59. Bird: Prefix : AVI

60. Flat-topped rise : MESA

64. Poet Khayyám : OMAR

65. Beige shade : ECRU

66. Absorb a loss, slangily : EAT IT

67. Responsibility : DUTY

68. Eyelid affliction : STYE

69. Spars on board : MASTS. No, not a shipboard donnybrook.

Down:

1. Llama relatives : ALPACAs. "Are you lookin' at me?"

2. "Il Trovatore" soprano : LEONORA. The character's name.

3. Grand or petit crime : LARCENY

4. Look for answers : ASK

5. Birds' bills : NEBS

6. Pungent : ACRID

7. Injured in the bullring : GORED. Film at 11:00, you don't want to see this at breakfast.

8. "SNL" alum Cheri : OTERI. Cheri Oteri Pictures.

9. Hair-holding goo : GEL

10. Metaphorical incentive : CARROT. Image. Maybe a new hat would be a better incentive.

11. Broad area : EXPANSE

12. Lower, as lights : DIM

13. Twisting shape : ESS

18. Quaffs in tankards : ALES

22. Rock music's __, Lake & Palmer : EMERSON

24. Unwilling to listen : DEAF

26. "Splendor in the Grass" director Kazan : ELIA. 1961 film.

27. Self-esteem : EGO

28. Over there, to Milton : YON

30. Sleep, informally : SHUT-EYE

33. Like the hills? : OLDer than the hills.

34. Miami Heat gp. : NBA. Basketball

35. Prince __ Khan : ALY

38. Leopold's co-defendant : LOEB. Killers. Do you notice a dark tone to this puzzle?

39. Butler's carrying aid : TRAY

40. N.Y. financial paper : WSJ. The Wall Street Journal.

41. Color : HUE

42. Bawls out : YELLS AT

45. Chicken choices : BREASTS. This should bring out Dennis and/or Lois.

46. "That's perfect as is!" : "I LOVE IT!"

47. Casual tops : T-SHIRTS

49. Clouded, as vision : BLEARY

50. Harmony : SYNC

52. Unique button in 007's Aston Martin : EJECT. One way to get rid of pesky passengers.

53. Suspicious : LEERY. What you should be if James Bond offers you a ride.

54. Oater star Lash : LARUE. Popular western motion picture star of the 1940s and 1950s. He had exceptional skill with the bullwhip.

58. Noah's firstborn : SHEM

60. Stylish, in the '60s : MOD

61. Outback runner : EMU

62. Teachers' degs. : BEs. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

63. Little battery : AAA


Argyle

Note from C.C.:

Happy 81st Birthday to dear Sallie!

59 comments:

Dick said...

Good morning Argyle and bloggers, a rather mundane puzzle this morning, but I guess OK for a Tuesday. Not much to comment about on this c/w. It looks like nobody else has much to say either as there are no posts yet.

Hope you have a great Tuesday

Hahtool said...

Good Morning, Argyle and Friends. Good Write-up. Very witty.

Today's puzzle just didn't grab me. It was pretty easy, but Michele YEOH seems a bit obscure for a Tuesday.

James ARNESS just died about a month ago. He was 88.

Cheri OTERI's tenure in the crosswords exceeds her time with SNL.

I initially tried Blurry for Clouded vision, instead of BLEARY.

When you Search for Answers and ask WHY, You may be told "Because I said so!"

Leopold and LOEB liked a little boy in 1924 just for the fun of it. They thought they had committed the perfect crime. They didn't get away with it.

A big Happy Birthday to you, Sallie!

QOD: I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Lemonade714 said...

I wanted to wish Sallie a Happy Birthday and many more. I also wanted to nit pick before Marti got here, B.E. is a Bachelor of Engineering, as Argyle references, B.Ed. is the education degree.

I liked CARROT and the BEER has taken over completely now.

Back to work

Mainiac said...

Morning Argyle, CC and All,

The summer pace for both work and play has caused me to go AWOL for a bit. My puzzling has been sporadic as well. Hoping things get back to normal soon.

Fun puzzle but I was thrown by BE vs BEd. I also needed perp help to get Shem. Loved the Beer Chaser and Breasts cross but chicken isn't what I would have clued.

Happy, Happy Birthday Sallie!!

Spitz, Great Pictures!

Have a great day.

Barry G. said...

Morning, all!

Running a bit late today due to an early morning power outage. The power came back on just in time to get everybody out the door...

According to the clock, today was another speed run comparable to yesterday. It sure didn't feel that fast, though. Unknowns/unremembereds included ALLAN, SUEBEE and BES (I agree with everybody who said that B.E. just doesn't seem right).

Fortunately, I was able to get all of these via the perps, which is why my overall time was as fast as it was. Still, each of them stopped me dead for a second or two, which was surprising for a Tuesday.

Yellowrocks said...

My nit has already been noted several times. B.E. is Bachelor of Engineering. B.Ed. is Bachelor of Education. I believe they are not interchangeable.

Mom speaks out said...

Happy Birthday, Sallie!
Good Morning Argyle, C.C. and all.
An easy one this Tuesday.
I agree with the education degree vs engineering one.
Eddie Money helped me change planes once a long time ago. I was juggling a baby, a diaper bag and my purse while racing to get to Memphis before my father died. Mr. Money noticed my distress, left his first class seat, and picked up the diaper bag and my purse and walked with me to my next gate. I was so distracted and weepy at the time that I didn't realize who he was until I saw him being interviewed on TV a few days later. What a true gentleman!

I liked the cross of "pork barrel" and "slier"! Elected ones; We are on to you!
Should we be leery of jelly-bellied beer chasers? I think so!
It is hotter than a lizard on a rock here this morning, but not as hot as Memphis!
Stay cool everyone!

Husker Gary said...

It is cool, wet and windy on the plains today and so I am puzzling and not golfing this a.m.

Musings
-No idea on LENORA and YEOH but no prob, Bob.
-Argyle, why would C.C. have knowledge of detectives?
-The most famous golf course in the world is ANC. - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews.
-I don’t know what generated hate for DISCO. It was fun music – ya gotta love “That’s the Way Uh Huh, Uh Huh, I Like It!”
-I prefer, “Say Ah” to “Turn your head and cough.”!
-In The Music Man the mayor’s wife said the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was dirty Persian poetry about “People lying out in the woods eating sandwiches and drinking directly out of jugs with innocent young girls”. Splendor in The Grass?
-Two Men Walking a Breast
-Ain’t never seen me a B.E., only BSE’s and BAE’s

creature said...

Good Morning CC, Argyle and all,

Enjoyed the write-up, Argyle; but why would CC know more about 1A?
Nice links.

Bill, a good puzzle for this bunch of beer aficionados. Two names that I didn’t know: EDDIE MONEY and YEOH. Fun and easy with perps for above mentioned names.

Since Maniac complimented Spitboov are we to assume he is the mystery subject of CC’s photos?
If so, fun that he is in Birthday girl, Sallie’s photo .

Happy Birthday Sallie! Many, many more. Thanks for being the grammarian as well as a fun poster and a beautiful lady.

Have a nice day everyone.

Grumpy 1 said...

Good morning, Argyle and gang. Yup, what others have said.

Yesterday we had A BREAST. Today we have BREASTS. Hmmm, have our constructors gone DF on us? Wonder what tomorrow will bring?

Happy Birthday, Sallie. Is your dear hubby taking you out for a Maine Lobster?

Have a great day, everyone.

Husker Gary said...

Musing2
-HBD Sallie!
-My modus operandi is to do the LA puzzle and then immediately do the USA Today puzzle. The latter always seems to have one word I can’t get and I thought it might be interesting to post some of them I have encountered and then post the definitions later today. Here ya go (How many do you know?) –

Ambit
Avesta
Cornu
Eclat
Eddo
Hawses
Lathi
Logia
Mau
Ostler
Pelf
Raga
Rale
Scut

kazie said...

I was also not too "grabbed" by this one. pretty much a speed run with several clues not noticed at all except for the crossing of EMERSON/ERA/MONEY. For some reason, CARROT never occurred to me, and the names were complete unknowns. I also had ARC for ANC, thinking archaic. Otherwise no problems.

Sallie,
Happy birthday!

I agree about B.E. versus B.Ed., though my degree is a B.A. plus M.Ed. equivalent. In Oz you get a normal degree and then do the education degree/training on top of that--at least that's how it was back in my day.

I'm off for the day, so have a good one everybody!

kazie said...

Incidentally, my sons' degrees as engineers are both B.S. in Engineering.

Spitzboov said...

Good morning Argyle and all.

Happy Birthday, Sallie

Not real difficult as is our wont for a Tuesday, but did get hung up in the NE by not knowing the MONEY/EMERSON cross, so just guessed at it. Didn't fully 'get' the theme before coming here. Too much bridge last night, I guess. Otherwise, nothing to add to the comments.

Re: yesterday's Hard to Believe: Yes it was moi. Grumpy; the calf's name was Edith. She went on to success in the dairy manufacturing business and had a successful career. She followed in the foot (hoof) steps of her mother. A credit to her race (the Holstein-Friesianers)

Have a great day.

Grumpy 1 said...

Spitzboov, Are you sure that was a Holstein? From the size, it looked more like a Halfstein.

carol said...

Hi gang,
Not a bad offering today, worthy of a Tuesday. There were 2 V-8 moments for me: 43A and 30D. Very clever.
Another poser was 69A...I was thinking of SPAR as in boxing/fighting.

Unknowns: EDDIE MONEY, ALLAN, OTERI, SHEM and AXIS.

Would someone be so kind as to explain 28D to me? I got the answer via the perps, but I don't understand why Milton figures into it. I think I just need a bit more coffee :)

A very Happy Birthday to you Sallie. Do something wonderful!!

Jazzbumpa said...

Hi gang -

HBD, Sallie!

OK puzzle today. I'm out of practice. We drove to FLA and back on the last 2 weekends - 1000 miserable miles each way. Had a nice visit with step-son Tom and his fam. G-daughter Lauren turned 7 on Friday, so we were able to spend her BD with her.

Rebekka is with us today. We're going to her swim meet this afternoon. I have performances tomorrow and Sunday.

No dull moments.

Cheers!
JzB the on-the-go trombonist

Yellowrocks said...

O Nightingale that on yon bloomy Spray
by John Milton

O Nightingale that on yon bloomy Spray,
Warbl'st at eve, when all the Woods are still
Thou with fresh hope the Lover's heart dost fill,
While the jolly hours lead on propitious May,
Thy liquid notes that close the eye of Day,
First heard before the shallow Cuckoo's bill
Portend success in love; O if Jove's will
Have linkt that amorous power to thy soft lay,
Now timely sing, ere the rude Bird of Hate
Foretell my hopeless doom in some Grove nigh:
As thou from year to year hath sung too late
For my relief; yet hadst no reason why,
Whether the Muse, or Love call thee his mate,
Both them I serve, and of their train am I.

carol said...

Yellowrocks: re Milton, thanks, I think :) I didn't understand the poem much but at least I know why the word YON is linked to him.

sherry said...

Didn't know Lenora or Allan but with other clues it was a fairly easy corner. I thought 10 down was "new hat" for all of two seconds but cede fixed that.
Learning moment: Peter Graves was Arness' brother. Thanks Argle. As a child I liked the sitcom, Gunsmoke, with Jim Arness.

Anonymous said...

Good morning everyone.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Grumpy 1, yes DH is springing for a Maine lobster dinner. July 12 is Orangemen's Day for the protestants, and they're rioting in Ireland (not for me). As my mother's BD was March 17, we always noted those days even though we have no Irish in us. I've always wanted to paint an orange stripe down a street and have a parade, but it doesn't happen.

It was a fun puzzle to do. But I missed FULL BLAST, which messed me up on a few others.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Llama relatives : ALPACAs

I'm reminded of a scene from an Austin Powers movie where number 2 was trying to convince the group to invest in an Alpaca farm.

Allan Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the first detective agency of the United States.

Pinkerton


Fun Facts By Dave Letterman

When life hands you gators, make Gatorade.

During a banana shortage in the summer of 1958, banana splits were made with zucchini.

LaLaLinda said...

Greetings from vacation time in sweltering Rhode Island! The dew point right now is 72, which is classified as 'oppressive.' Whew! ... have to agree with that ... I miss my AC!

My degrees in Education : B.S. - Bachelor of Science and M.S. - Master of Science. I was not a fan of teaching ANY kind of science to fourth graders. :-) My least favorite subject.

Happy Birthday, Sallie ... enjoy your special day, lobster and all!

All-Star game tonight ~~~

Anonymous said...

@ Mom Speaks out,

Did you know that before he became a singer, Eddie Money was a New York City policeman?

Eddie Money

Two Tickets To Paradise

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking that song Red State Democrat. I haven't heard that since...well...this morning when Argyle linked it. You're really living up to your name.

Dennis said...

Happy Birthday, Sallie - I hope it's a great one for you.

To answer the C.C./Pinkerton question, C.C. used to work for them in China.

Clear Ayes said...

Good Morning All, Pretty easy puzzle and good links by Argyle AND Happy Birthday Sallie!

That was a nice personal story Mom Speaks Out told about EDDIE MONEY. It is heartening to hear that famous people can be thoughtful and helpful to others.

Our Red Hat group went to an ALPACA ranch a few weeks ago. They are adorable critters. Makes you want to shell out five grand and bring one home (not!).

Sherry@9:35, "Gunsmoke" a sitcom? Gunsmoke reruns have remained a staple in our home for more years than I care to count. I admit I've laughed at it for its "kitschy" production values and stories. (As soon as anybody left Dodge on a horse, wagon, buggy, stagecoach or mule, they were bound to be shot, stabbed, beaten, snakebit, kidnapped, fall of a cliff or attacked by Indians ...moral.. "Stay Put") OTOH, GAH grew up with Matt, Kitty, Doc, Chester and later Festus. He loved them all and was genuinely affected when James ARNESS died a couple of weeks ago.

Mainiac said...

Sallie, Excellent choice for your birthday dinner!

Husker Gary said...

All right, for those of you playing along at home, here are the answers (how many did you know?)

Ambit – sphere of influence
Avesta – collection of Zorastrian texts
Cornu – Horned-shaped structure
Eclat –brilliant success or glory
Eddo – variety of taro root
Hawes – parts of ship bows
Lathi – Indian night stick
Logia – sayings of Christ
Mau – Egyptian cat breed
Ostler – a handler of horses, esp. at an inn
Pelf – money/booty
Raga – Hindu music piece
Rale – rough breathing sound
Scut - short erect tail

Jerome said...

The clue for BES is "Teachers' degs." It's a degree in engineering or in economics. What, there aren't teachers with these degrees? You're kidding, right?

Chickie said...

Hola Everyone, I had Snares for Snarls, and couldn't remember how to spell Michelle Yeoh's name so that SE corner was the last one to be completed. Other than that this was a quick rather easy puzzle today.

I'll nit pick a bit more as my Education degree was a BA with a credential to teach. This may have changed over the years and might also vary from University to University.

A local goat farm uses alpacas and llamas to protect the herd,especially at night. LLamas and Alpacas graze along with the goats and will attack any preditor that comes into the enclosure. They stay with the goats 24/7. Best watch dogs ever.

Happy Birthday, Sallie, Have a wonderful day.

Red State--Zucchini splits--YUK!

Grumpy Halfstein? LOL.

Yellowrocks said...

Husker Gary
I played along. Avesta, mau and eddo were new to me. I mistook Lathi for Lahti, the actress, Christine. I guessed cornu from the root "corn." The others were all fairly common to me. Interesting game.
Jerome,I would be surprised if more than the merest handful of teachers had a BE in engineering or economics. The BS, BA, and BEd degrees are far more common. I think the constructor and the editor just slipped.

Chickie said...

I must be more observant of the clues and how they are presented. The apostrope for Teachers' credentials would inclue all teachers, not just a teacher's credential. Therefore Jerome, I see your point.

However, this is a rather obscure clue then, as BE,s would indicate a specific degree--Engineering or Economics. Not all teachers graduate with such a degree.

Chickie said...

Yellowrocks, your post went in while I was typing mine. We had the same point of view.

Jayce said...

Hello everybody. Man, you guys are an interesting bunch of people. (That's a compliment.)

Okay puzzle today. My experience in solving it was similar to what you all have already expressed. I did know Michelle Yeoh right off the bat. I wish I could find a copy of Splendor in the Grass to rent; I'm starting to think they never made a DVD of it.

Wife and grandkids are due back from a little errand they've been away on, so I gotta go. Best wishes to you all.

Jayce said...

Here's wishing you a super happy birthday, Sallie.

Hahtool, you sure are right about Cheri Oteri's tenure in crosswords.

I'm with the camp that is familiar with the traditional Bachelor/Master of Arts or Bachelor/Master of Science in a field, such as BSEE and MSME. I suspect "BE" is something relatively new, albeit offically recognized by the industry.

Mon speaks out, that's a very heartwarming experience you had with Eddie Money. As Clear Ayes said, "It is heartening to hear that famous people can be thoughtful and helpful to others."

A hearty handshake, Grampa JazzBumpa.

Anonymous said...

I really wish CC would remove the anonymous moniker choice from the blog. That way people not brave enough to make stupid snide comments and would either have to get a blog name or keep their rude comments to themselves.

To the anonymous blogger yesterday who asked for the funny ones, all I can say is go to Barnes & Noble and buy the book for $20. I will not post the more risque fun facts as their are some who don't want to be subjected to such comments.

Mom speaks out said...

Red State, I didn't know that about Mr. Money!
Thanks>
Of course, that would explain his concern. I have found police officers to be very kind caring people. The exception is the one who caught my daughter speeding to work this morning! She needs to be spanked for it anyway, but a ticket will be just like a spanking!

Lucina said...

Good day, cyber friends! Late for the party again as my sister was here and I drove her to the airport. Now we're all home again.

A nice easy puzzle today. I began working the downs and just kept on because they fell in place. Then saw the BEER theme and continued with the across fill. Nice from Bill Thompson; is he a new constructor?

Interesting to see BREASTS parallel ILOVEIT then TSHIRTS.

Had LARSENY before LARCENY and no idea about LEONORA; it just emerged.

Happy birthday, Sallie!

I agree with the BES debaters but college professors would have economics and engineering degrees, wouldn't they but not necessarily bachelors degs. I suppose as they'd have doctorates.

Nice to see you pop in Dennis!
I hope your Tuesday is terrific, everyone!

Clear Ayes said...

I had to smile at Carol's reply to Yellowrocks' post of John Milton's "O, Nightingale...YON.." poem. You're right Carol, not easy to understand. There's a lot of 17th century language from a guy who got his BA and MA from Christchurch College, Cambridge in the earlier 1600's. He wrote a lot of poetry and is best known for the epic poem "Paradise Lost"

The poem is a basic 14 line iambic pentameter sonnet. The rhyme scheme is ABBA/ABBA/CDCDCD. It's about a young man who hopes that the nightingale's song is a good omen for his success in love. He hasn't had much luck previously. If the nightingale sings before the "rude Bird of Hate" cuccoo(cuckoo), his luck may change. Hopefully, the god Jove will listen and help everything romance-wise and/or poetry-wise to turn out to be hunky-dory.

The explanation doesn't sound as elegant as the poem itself, but I hope it helps.

HeartRx said...

Good Afternoon Argyle, C.C. et al.

First of all, a very Happy Birthday to our dear Sallie! Yummm, I can almost taste those "lobst-ahs" you'll be enjoying!!!

Three days of kayaking, hiking and fishing have left me brown as a berry, but badly in need of a mani-pedi...

And Lemonade, I didn't even have one nit to pick while we were away - plenty of ticks and mosquitos, but no nits, LOL!!

This late, everything has been said about today's puzzle. So I'm off to help DH clean fish!!

Avg Joe said...

I've never been driven to the airport.

But I have been driven to drink...... And for that I am thankful. :-)

(Just trying to go with the theme:-)

Anonymous said...

@RSD, Maybe you should take C.C.'s advice and preview your comments.

That last one had a couple errors.

Twenty dollars for that drivel?!?

dodo said...

Hello everybody,

Sallie, hope you're having a super day! Welcome to the 80+s.

I liked this puzzle, but have nothing new to add concerning it. Oh, yes. I graduated from the University of N. Dak in 1946 with a B.S.E.(Bachelor of Science in Education). I imagine things are much more up-to-date now. Actually I switched from Liberal Arts to Education just before my senior year when I found out that I could complete my requirements a semester early by making the change. Never went for a Master's, though I should have, since I took many more units after I began teaching and would have had a better salary!

Jayce, Netflix has "Splendor in the Grass" on its rental list.Are you a member?

Jayce said...

Hi dodo, Thanks for the info. We currently do not have Netflix. I'll talk to LW about it. Thanks.

carol said...

CA: Thanks!! LOL - I knew I could count on you to unravel the 17th century language...it really was beautiful in its own way. They had a command of words in a way that is difficult to understand today. I have always been interested in that period, and marveled at the depth of expression they could manage in a single sentence. We are losing that 'art'.

Bill G. said...

Good Tuesday puzzle I thought. Happy birthday Sallie!

I went for a bike ride today. Blue skies, about 70 degrees and a little sea breeze. Right now I'm watching me some All Star baseball.

My neighbor took us out for dinner last night. My only complaint was that the restaurant was too noisy. A combination of loud acoustics and diners who didn't mind their conversations and laughter bouncing off the walls. The service and food were excellent. We started with a great salad, sort of a cross between a Cobb salad and a Waldorf salad. I had pork loin. Delicious! It came with perfectly cooked green beans and the best butternut squash I've ever had.

WhoDat said...

The nerve of those people, talking and laughing in a restaurant!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday, Sallie! I hope you had a wonderful day.

WM said...

Happiest of birthdays to you Sallie...hope your day was absolutely lovely. :o)

JD said...

Good evening all-yeoh!

Late to the party...again.The puzzle took me longer than a usual Tues, as there were many unknowns that I had to get with perps, and, heaven forbid, I googled a few too.You all say we've had Oteri, but it hasn't stuck yet.

Argyle, enjoyed your write up, especially the 43A quote.

favorite clue-like the hills=old.

Happy Birthday, Sallie..I'm sure you've been wined and dined by now.I'm still wining..those little ones do keep me busy.

Hahtool, today's quote from S. Maugham was probably the 1st one ever that I didn't agree with.My neighbors paid someone to come pick up their dog's doodoo! I do understand those who do not like their own yard work, but that is going a little too far,IMHO.

Gotta love those wordsmiths who were very familiar with Gary's list. Only 3 of them jumped out at me.When I have time, I also do the USA Today.

Hahtool said...

JD: That's really funny about hiring someone to pick up dog poop! I agree, that is taking it too far.

Jeannie said...

Late to Sallie's birthday party, but want to wish you a very, very HAPPY birthday. I wish I could eat a nice fresh lobster from Maine!

I have been extremely busy at work. I covered 3 buyers the last few days and Burger King is coming out with all new stuff. Once I get home I have my garden and yard to tend with. It was an exciting day as I just picked my first (little) tomatoes. It's my story and I am keeping to it.

BillG, how was that pork loin served?

CA you are in my thoughts, kind of wish you weren't.

Lucina said...

Jeannie, my daughter's mother-in-law brought some fresh tomatoes from her garden in SD and invited me to bite into one. Oh, yummy! I have never before eaten a tomato like fruit! It was exceedingly juicy and tasty, sweet unlike any previous tomato I'd eaten. I quickly scarfed it down.

Lucky you!

Bill G. said...

Jeannie, the pork tenderloin was cooked a little bit rare, sliced and served with a walnut and bacon glaze.

What new stuff is BK coming up with?

JD said...

Bill, your descriptive descriptions of your meals always makes my mouth water.yum...even the soups!!!!

fermatprime said...

HBTYAMHR Sallie!

The blog site had me shut out for a long time.

I fell asleep.

Nightey night!

fermatprime said...

Note: M. Yeoh in the news lately. She got kicked out of Korea, I think!

Lemonade714 said...

Hey,
Jerome you are consistent.

I did not know: Lathi – Indian night stick
Logia – sayings of Christ

Dennis, how nice to remember Sallie, hope all is great.

finished my 30 page brief (oxymoron anyone) and then lost in the computer; scared hte crap out of me

BK maybe some Calamari?