March 10, 2013

At the Where's the Ball Café...



... keep looking.

33 comments:

wyo sis said...

Chip Ahoy
I salute you!

AprilApple said...

The newer models have digital readouts for butts and snausages.

Lyle said...

Lovely.

Nini said...

A techie dog! ROFL

Farmer said...

Wife and I zipped down to Chicago for a matinee performance of Rigoletto and headed straight back. It rained both ways, and we got some very thick fog too. Like something out of Sherlock Holmes, or Dracula, or one of those guys.

betamax3000 said...

I find myself watching this over and over, just waiting for the 'bones/tennis balls' to show up.

Petunia said...

Talented dog!

I decided to give "Girls" another try. I don't think I will make it through the episode. The acting is awful, the writing is awful, the characters are awful...I wonder why HBO and some of the media feel the need to promote this awful, awful show? And how on EARTH did it win awards?

Marshal said...

My Aunt died tonight.

She's been staying with us since medical treatment made living alone impossible. She was quite vibrant during her time, but had lost her energy over the last 6 months.

I read once that anything on the internet is there forever and it stuck with me. So I thought a small notation in that permanent medium appropriate. The toughest part will be explaining it to my kids, this is their first experience with someone they know well.

RIP Sally, 1947 - 2013.

jacksonjay said...


Does Mr. Chip Ahoy have an Amazon portal?

edutcher said...

First, Marshal, my condolences.

Second, Chip has outdone himself.

PS I think the only reason "Girls" gets the hype it does is because it pushes the Lefty line so hard.

It's supposed to be the touchstone of the yoot girls, even thought its ratings are functionally zero.

Petunia said...

I'm very sorry about your Aunt Sally's death, Marshal.

wyo sis said...

Condolences Marshall.

Carnifex said...

that's just disturbing...be careful you don't get reported to PETA

Carnifex said...

Marshall

My sincere condolences. My Dad died a few months ago from cancer... the people here at Althouse were kind enough to let me vent. It helped so much.

My niece's daughter thought her Grampy hung the moon. She couldn't really understand what was going on, but I saw her as her mom brought her to the funeral home. Her eyes got big around and sh ran back out. After a few hours she final was able to behave normally.

She did tickle us when earlier this month she was gonna shoot turkeys and deer and get them mounted like her grampy did.

AlanKH said...

Maybe he can find the sequester cuts.

Grundoon said...

Marshal,

I am sorry for your loss. My wife did not die, but had a severe stroke in 2009 at age 53. It was a big blow to me. (She has recovered a good share of her skills but will never be "good as new").

One thing that brought me comfort was a book named "Living with Loss," by Dan Mosely. He experienced several losses close together. His main idea is that something new will grow in the empty spot in your life, so take comfort in seeing the change as it comes. Grieving will happpen, but new things will come into your life, also. These ideas may help you go through the grieveing process with your kids.

I have bought two copies on the web and given them away to greiving friends. I found the last one at betterworldbooks.com.

I see your aunt was not all that old--maybe 66. I took comfort in one other thing which I discovered in 2009, when I was 55. I discovered that, of a group all born the same year, about 90% live to age 60, 80% live to age 70, 50% live to age 80, and 10% live to age 90. I also learned that people in their mid-50's die at a rate of about 1 in 200 each year. I had learned when I was a salesman many years ago that each person has a big influence with about 200 people. Putting those two together has helped me expect that one person per year in my world of friends and acquaintances in their 50's can be expected to die, and the rate only goes up as we age. We would love to live on earth forever but it is not God's plan.

What prompted my search was that I learned that a girl I dated in college died in 2009 at age 53. I had not talked to her in over 25 years and it came as a shock to me since I remembered her best as my 20-year-old date and full of life. Knowing that I have reached an age where deaths in my circle of friends can be expected happen every year has lessened the blow as more deaths have occured since 2009.

I hope this helps and I have not touched any raw nerves in my comments.

Mick Havoc said...

Grundoon, well said.

Deb said...

Marshall, I'm very sorry for your loss. Obviously, you were close. My kids were pretty young when we experienced the loss of several elderly relatives within a short time span. It's hard but we cried together and shared fond memories. I wish you well.

Deb said...

Marshall, I'm very sorry for your loss. Obviously, you were close. My kids were pretty young when we experienced the loss of several elderly relatives within a short time span. It's hard but we cried together and shared fond memories. I wish you well.

Joe Schmoe said...

Wow. This weekend I've been reading a little more about the economic situation in Europe. Double dip recession and incredibly high unemployment in the debtor countries like Spain, Italy, and Greece. The richer northern countries are beginning to grumble about leaving the EU and going back to their own currencies. The debtor nations are squawking about the austerity measures imposed on them because they can't seem to get their spending under control, and there is grumbling about the possibility of defaulting on debts.

It's ugly and worth keeping an eye on.

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Patrick said...

Sorry for the loss of your Aunt, Marshall. God Bless.

LarsPorsena said...

Chip, LOL!

Aridog said...
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Aridog said...

I deleted my previous comment for two reasons.

First, and most important, just posting a virulent complaint is disrespectful to Marshall in a time of loss. No one has treated me that way...I apologize.

Second, the remarks were too accurate and could easily be connected to a specific person, place and time by the federal government, who has a vested interest in their insanity. I removed them to potentially prevent more hassle for the victim....who is by far my best friend.

Freeman Hunt said...

Marshal, sorry about your aunt.

Marshal said...

Thanks for your thoughts.

I think we'll celebrate with a wine party for the Final Four. She was also a big reader - but that's hard to incorporate into a celebration.

Dan Moseley said...

Grundoon, Marshall and all...I grieve with you all in the loss of a loved one.

Grundoon, I am glad to read that you found the book Living With Loss helpful. Yesterday I was contacted by a blogger searching for my book after reading your post so I thought I'd contact you with this information. Living with Loss has been republished as Lose, Love, Live: The Spiritual Gifts of Loss and Change as the first one sold out and the publisher unfortunately went out of business. The Upper Room picked up the book and republished it with minor changes. So, you can get the same material in the new book plus a journalling guide to help process the many emotions you will experience along the way.

If, however, you would like a copy of Living With Loss, the book store at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis purchased the remainders and has someavailable as long as they last at a discounted price. You can contact Sarah Evans at the book store at www.cts.edu.

Grieving well is an important life skill. I have walked miles on this path and continue my journey still today. Learning to live again in the absence of someone or something significant is a life time process. I wish you strength, insight and peace for your journey.

Dan Moseley

kentuckyliz said...

I missed this before. Thanks for a good laugh.

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