By popular demand.

Hello from Montréal. Our flight to Casablanca is late. But I hear the clamor for a fresh thread, and god knows what the Sunday shows will bring. The next time you hear from me, I’ll be across the pond. (I hope.)

Here’s Wendy with her dog sitter. She seems pretty happy:

Hope to be just as happy in about 12 hours.

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20 responses to “By popular demand.”

  1. Joe Kobiela said on October 12, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Good luck, have fun, send pictures when able.
    Pilot Joe

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  2. Deborah said on October 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Bon voyage!

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  3. Dave said on October 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Safe travels, such an exciting trip.

    Totally off topic but I couldn’t help but think of JTMMO’s son today when I read about the Marching 110.

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  4. Minnie Fleming said on October 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Happy travels. Oh, how I need a sitter.

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  5. Dorothy said on October 12, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    I’d be happy, too, if my pet sitter was Lin Manuel-Miranda! Well, it looks like him anyway. Have fun, be safe and we’ll anxiously await an update when you (1) return or (2) have a spare 10 minutes on WiFi!

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  6. diane said on October 13, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Wendy is adorable!
    Have a grand trip.

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  7. alex said on October 13, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Bon voyage! May your travels be safe.

    I’m here shucking hundreds of jalapeños in rubber gloves and getting ready to dehydrate them.

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  8. Sherri said on October 13, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Here is a set of facts.

    A person is at home at night, in their own home.
    Their door is open, whether intentionally or not.
    A person with a gun is in their yard, looking into their windows.
    There is a gun in the house.

    A shot is fired, and someone is killed.

    How people react to that depends on the rest of the story.

    If the person in the house is a white homeowner and the person outside is brown and “doesn’t belong in this neighborhood”, it’s more justification for guns for self-defense.

    If both people are black, it’s more fodder for “why doesn’t Black Lives Matter care about black on black crime?”

    As it happens, the person inside was a 28 year old black woman, a college graduate, and the person outside was a white Fort Worth cop, called to investigate the open door. Not hard to guess which person was shot and killed, even though she was in her house.

    That’s why Black Lives Matter doesn’t focus on black on black crime. Because the usual tool the rest of us have to deal with crime, the police force, is not a reliable ally to the black community.

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  9. alex said on October 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    “Black on black crime” is just a canard intended to distract from and diminish the very real issue of racial injustice, particularly when it comes to law enforcement.

    Whenever I hear white people concern trolling with that bullshit, I never hesitate to remind them that the majority of crimes committed in this country are white on white and no one has ever suggested that’s a problem.

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  10. Connie said on October 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    We harvested the last of our garden yesterday, one very large bowl of green and jalapeno peppers, cut chives, and one pot of chives. My husband has been downstairs cleaning and sanitizing our vintage dehydrator, and is joining you in cleaning jalapenos, though not nearly so many.

    The peppers are overflowing a large yellow Pyrex bowl, if you are my age you may have had one when you were a kid.

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  11. LAMary said on October 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Connie, yellow outside, white inside? Part of a set that included other colors and sizes?
    Yes. We had those.

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  12. Connie said on October 13, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Yes, exactly. Yellow, blue, green, red. I have my mother’s set. My daughter bought herself a set at an antique mall last year.

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  13. Deborah said on October 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    We had the poor man’s version of those Pyrex bowls. Some off brand.

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  14. Julie Robinson said on October 13, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    My family had the set of three, in white with turquoise designs. When we got married we received an updated set, tan with blue designs. Same designs. Sadly none of them made it to our 40th anniversary. Klutzes, all of us.

    When I heard the story of the police shooting I immediately guessed he was white and she was black. How he justified shooting her? It’s a black neighborhood. We should all be angry.

    Speaking of Lin-Manuel Miranda, he played Julian Castro in last night’s SNL cold open. Worth watching.

    Wendy has irresistible eyes.

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  15. Jakash said on October 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    A swell editorial cartoon, depicting the state of the GOP:

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  16. alex said on October 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    We had the Pyrex set in red, but none of it survived my childhood but the butter thingy. That stuck around into the ’70s, quite possibly the ’80s. I might even be able to find it yet in my parents’ basement. The red on the cover became faded and worn in the dishwasher, as I recall.

    I got a ginormous food dehydrator a couple of years ago but find that does best with herbs and thin-walled peppers. For massive batches of jalapeños the oven is the only way to go. I got impatient with the “warm/hold” setting at 170 which also shuts off automatically every 3 hours so I’ve put it on “bake” at 190 to see if that’ll git ‘er done without turning everything to a char. Right now quite aromatic.

    Lovely autumn day here with blue skies and sunshine. Hope we get plenty more like this before hellish and gloomy midwestern winter sets in.

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  17. Dorothy said on October 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    I still have my set of three varying shades of gold Pyrex bowls, and not a chip or ding on any of them, 40 years after we got married. It’s a frickin’ miracle. I also have my three aluminum bowls that were a shower gift in ‘79. My daughter wants the Pyrex ones when we’re gone. I also have three cookie sheets from that year but they are mighty discolored. But they work great for cookies. I had Corning Ware dishes, too, the pattern was Meadow. I have the platter and keep it with my other ones. The plates broke one by one and eventually I think my original set of 8 went down to 4 large and 5 sandwich size, so I gave them away to a friend who had a fishing cabin. I have my square Pyrex Cornflower design casserole dish; the lid broke ages ago so I use foil when I”m baking something in it. I have two small round Cornflower pots too. Rubbermaid used to have sales parties kind of like Tupperware, and I still have a large green plastic bowl with a white lid from 1979. I turn the bowl upside down and use the white lid when I made a Bundt cake. Or it’s great for picnics or parties for a large pasta salad or fruit salad.

    We are in Pittsburgh for the night after being in Poughkeepsie for a family celebration yesterday. We’re having Mineo’s pizza for dinner in a little while and that makes us so happy!

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  18. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on October 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Re: The OU Marching 110 — my son during one of the routines in the stands (while the rest of the clarinets and the trombones make like they’re paddling madly, and one clarinet acts as if they are scanning the seas with a spyglass) . . .

    After fifteen frats and two sororities were sanctioned on the Athens campus, apparently a call came in claiming the 110 has hazing, too. So admin is doing a full due diligence to make it clear they’re not playing favorites. I am skeptical that there’s anything to the allegation, but I’d hate to be certain that no sectional group might have done their own thing with stupid drinking and new members, so we’re all waiting to see how it sorts out. But the band marched in the (much shortened) Homecoming parade and did the halftime and post-game concerts: they just can’t do any social events until the investigation is over.

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  19. Colleen said on October 14, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I have my grandma’s pyrex bowls. Love them.

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  20. Pam said on October 15, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Wendy looks like she recently had a trip to her stylist. All white and fluffy and clean. It’s so cute how dogs just know when and how long to sit for the camera. Nice photo.

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