Tales of the Punchies—In Which the Portugal Tour Is Discussed Along With Birthdays

“So, Kirk,” Arnold said one night at the great, big oak table, “what do you make of the new company giving tours of Portugal? I think I’d like to go.”

Kirk shot Arnold a nasty look. “Mr. Arnak, you would not like to go, for this reason: Kirk (that’s me), the Punchy begat by Punchy Murdoch, doesn’t like the idea at all.”

“What does Punchy Murdoch think of the idea?” Mitchum asked slyly.

“Mr. Blue,” Kirk answered, “me and my father think alikes on this issue.”

“How convenient,” Mitchum mumbled.

“That’s a bummer, Kirk,” Arnold began again, “‘cause I wanted to go!”

Kirk looked away. “Put it from thou mind.”

Humphrey, the red Punchy spoke up, “Kirk, when’s Punchy Murdoch’s birthday, hmm?”

Kirk seemed pleased with the question. “Tomorrow.”

“Isn’t your birthday tomorrow?” Mitchum asked.

Kirk started. He was trapped. “Well…yes…yes, it is.”

“How can this be?” Mitchum asked, thinking, I’m sure, that he had finally got Kirk between a rock and a hard place.

Kirk stammered for a response. “I…well…it’s…” Then he found his footing and smiled. “Punchy Murdoch was born on the same day as me. The sages–to this day–call it remarkable.”

“So do I…” Mitchum mumbled.

“Shouldn’t it be…” Humphrey began, “that you were born on the same day as Punchy Murdoch, not the other way around?”

“Same thing,” Kirk answered.

The Punchies were silent.

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256 Responses to “Tales of the Punchies—In Which the Portugal Tour Is Discussed Along With Birthdays”


  1. 1 xoxosanaz90210 March 15, 2014 at 14:17

    And the mystery continues…*dun dun dun*

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:13

      It does! What do you make of it?

      • 3 xoxosanaz90210 March 16, 2014 at 14:51

        Keep reading to find out more.

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke March 16, 2014 at 19:21

        Yes, yes. Definitely a good plan of action.

  2. 5 technophile9 March 13, 2014 at 22:24

    What’s the point of Kirk masquerading as Murdoch? Is there one?! :)

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:42

      Well, I think Kirk believes that it makes the other Punchies listen to him. What do you think?

      • 7 technophile9 March 14, 2014 at 17:48

        Hmm… That seems about right. :)

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:23

        Sometimes, Joe, I think you know more about everything than me! :)

  3. 9 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 13, 2014 at 17:47

    I think Murdoch and Kirk know that no one will return from this trip. Wha ha ha ha haa!

    Or they simply don’t want to celebrate their birthday’s overseas…

    Am I close, Duketh? :lol: :lol: :lol: I have no idea…

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:57

      But do you think Murdoch is Kirk?

      :lol: Of course you’re close! Closer than I am. You don’t know how many times you help me to make sense of all this dadblamery. Let’s figure this out, Audith…

      • 11 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 13, 2014 at 23:17

        Well…I kinda did, but now. I think they are one in the same, maybe. How can I be closer than you, Duke? :lol:

        Umm..I’ve been riding your coattails since the beginning. I’ve got nothin’!

        Okay…let me get my coffee, Duketh. Hmm.

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:56

        You just give me that impression… :D

        Well, me neither, so you’d better find something!

        Cherry tea!

      • 13 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 14, 2014 at 21:13

        Oh no…now I need clarification on what, prey tell, that impression just might be…
        :lol:

        I’m hurrying….scurrying. ..tutoring. .. (not sure why I said tutoring, clearly I am not, but it rhymed so I went with it…I like to have things rhyme a bit. Does that make me Dr. Suess?) Where were we? Oh yes, sorting your mind…

        You are impossible. ..be right back… :D

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 16:52

        I’m not sure. Can’t you please tell me?

        :lol: I love rhyming, too. Though I can’t do it to save my life. My mind is never sorted. Anja usually helps me with that. But she hasn’t been around.

        Yes, yes! I think you’re right.

      • 15 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 16, 2014 at 05:18

        I think the right thing to do is for you to tell me, Duke. I bet you can rhyme.

        I’m sorry Anja isn’t around much. What did you do to her?? I can help til she returns, if you’d like.

        I’m always right and you’re always righter.

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke March 16, 2014 at 19:17

        I forget! I can’t either neither!

        :lol: I don’t know, dadblameit! Probably something wicked. Yes, please!

        Yes, that’s it!

      • 17 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 16, 2014 at 21:22

        See…you just did!! It would make sense, actually. Okay. :)

        Such an ego.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:44

        I don’t not have an ego!

      • 19 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 19:19

        No…definitely not. I am mistaken. Who said that? *She looks over her shoulder*
        (Happy Birthday! Hope you’re wearing green!!)

      • 20 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:34

        Must have been someone else… I am! Threw on a green shirt today. Use to wear a green bow tie back in the day.

      • 21 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:09

        A green bow tie sounds perfect. You are quite the sight!!! :lol: :lol:

      • 22 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:22

        A bit of an embarrassment, you mean.

      • 23 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:30

        No…I wouldn’t say so. Wear it for our poetry bit on the lake. Seems fitting!!

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:33

        It would be! Till I fell overboard.

      • 25 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:42

        Why are you falling overboard? Sit down, Duke! Haven’t you ever ridden in a canoe?

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:44

        Never ever! I’m not an indian, you know.

      • 27 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 17, 2014 at 23:50

        :lol: :lol: I knew you were going to say that!!!! I set ut up perfectly! Come on…we could go down the Missouri on one.. lol

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 12:36

        Well, I’d do it–I’d bring my bow.

      • 29 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 18, 2014 at 15:43

        :lol: Twain would love it!

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke March 18, 2014 at 17:07

        Yes, he would!

      • 31 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister March 18, 2014 at 19:09

        ;)

  4. 32 Simply Skeptical March 13, 2014 at 16:28

    Wow! Sunny too. How inviting. Glad to be a part of this fabulous trip even if $ is involved. As you say what is $ when talking Portugal. Why don’t the Punchies stand up to this obvious fallacy?

    • 33 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:47

      Well, I suppose they’re not absolutely sure. Are you?

  5. 34 Jessica Scott March 13, 2014 at 16:17

    I was born on my mom’s birthday, so I don’t see anything unusual in that. But Kirk should let Arnold go to Portugal. 😊

    • 35 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:31

      I agree with you about letting him go to Portugal.

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:54

        Shouldn’t we let the professor go, too?

      • 37 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 21:57

        All of them should go to Portugal. Top hats, and all.

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:13

        But do they have top hats?

      • 39 Susan P March 14, 2014 at 02:41

        We can get them some.

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:59

        They would deserve it too.

      • 41 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:15

        The ladies need to have some of those hats they wear at the horse races in England.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:00

        And I want one, too!

      • 43 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:56

        Professor, that is a silly thing to say. Have you SEEN those hats? Have you ever seen the movie My Fair Lady?

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:44

        Yes, I have, but I don’t remember the hats. I mean, a hat like that might be nice.

      • 45 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:43

        Interesting. A hat like that would be interesting.

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:49

        I’ll let you wear mine, then. :lol:

      • 47 Susan P March 19, 2014 at 17:12

        Oh! What fun!

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:45

        I wonder if they’d catch fire easy.

      • 49 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 15:48

        Oooooo-I could go down in history as the woman on fire!

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:40

        Oh no! That would be horrid, wouldn’t it? What a wicked though, Susan! *laughing*

      • 51 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:24

        No laughing icon? Oh no.

        I am wicked.

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:24

        They ruined the laughing icon! I’m going to complain to Bethy about it. She understands the dadblameries of wordpress.

        And the professor is sweet.

      • 53 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:24

        The only constant, they tell me, is change. But that change needs to be changed back, dadblamit.

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:30

        Now that is confusing!

      • 55 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:41

        Then I have succeeded.

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:58

        Oh my…

      • 57 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:30

        :D

    • 58 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:46

      Really? Now that is cool! Isn’t it? I agree. Kirk should let him go. Do you suppose Kirk needs hit over the head?

      • 59 Jessica Scott March 13, 2014 at 22:09

        In fact, Professor, I was born on the same day as my mother and my father’s brother, and it was the day before Mother’s Day. Plus, I had the fortunate luck to be born on the 13th day of the month so I celebrate my birthday on Friday the 13th often.
        Arnold should go and I think Kirk should be hit over the head with a skillet. LOL

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:16

        Wowawee! Does it scare you at all? I say it’s a wonderful coincidence, wouldn’t you say?

        :lol: Full of eggs!

      • 61 Jessica Scott March 13, 2014 at 22:25

        Ha ha ha! No, it doesn’t scare me. In fact some of the most oddest, wonderfulest things happen to me on those days. Definitely makes me feel unique and special!
        But I think Kirk is definitely up to something.

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:42

        I’d like it, too! It’s all dadblame superstition, anyway!

        Yes, me too.

  6. 63 Angeline M March 13, 2014 at 15:48

    Happy Birthday to everyone born on the day they were born. And to Susan P….have fun.

    • 64 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:33

      Thank you, Angeline. Sure you don’t want to come?

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:55

        The good thing about it is that, since Susan will be there, everyone can watch through the blog. Right, Susan?

      • 66 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 22:02

        Absolutely, Professorish person. I have a special piece of technology that will allow me to keep everyone updated on this wonderful expedition. You ARE still going to turn it on when they land, right?

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:15

        Oh dear. Was I supposed too? :lol:

      • 68 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 22:31

        Dadblame, Professor. What were you thinking?

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:48

        I lost my dadblame mind!

      • 70 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:22

        It only gets easier to lose it as you get older.

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:07

        Na!

      • 72 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:34

        There were a few interesting twists in the script – so much fun!

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:27

        :D It was fun!

      • 74 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:18

        :D

      • 75 Angeline M March 14, 2014 at 02:59

        I never sure about not traveling. But the home fires need tending now.

      • 76 Susan P March 14, 2014 at 16:10

        Alas.

    • 77 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:46

      :lol: :lol: Perfect way to say it, Angeline.

  7. 78 ladycheetah7 March 13, 2014 at 15:33

    Kirk needs to get his head checked. I would suggest he visit Hannibal Lector. (Evil grin)

    • 79 deanthefish March 13, 2014 at 16:20

      Ooh… I like that suggestion. Although Lector might not be too enthusiastic about rubber!

      • 80 ladycheetah7 March 13, 2014 at 16:37

        Ha ha! Dean the fish I believe you are correct.
        ;-)

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:47

        Which is a first.

    • 82 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:32

      LOL Lady, that would make a good movie.

      • 83 ladycheetah7 March 13, 2014 at 17:43

        Ha ha! Wouldn’t it? Who knows? Even Hannibal may need therapy after dealing with a PLer.

      • 84 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:58

        I think you are so right, Lady. He’s pretty creepy, though.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:56

        Now, if he dealt with the professor, he’d be better.

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:55

        And a scary one.

      • 87 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 21:58

        How much scarier do you think it would be than the original? (One of the best scary movies I’ve ever watched.)

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:14

        I’ve just seen a part of it, interestingly enough. Well, the Punchy version would have humor, don’t you think? I mean, he wouldn’t be so scary if DS was there.

      • 89 Susan P March 14, 2014 at 02:43

        Psychological terror is much scarier than blood and guts. I could see a punchy version, yep.

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:59

        Yes, I agree! The PL version might be sweet like me.

      • 91 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:15

        Probably exactly like you. :D

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:01

        Oh dear…I made a blunder! :)

      • 93 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:57

        You make that sound like a bad thing.

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:44

        Well, I was called sweet, isn’t that bad?

      • 95 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:43

        Off the wall would be closer to it.

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:49

        Now what does that mean?

      • 97 Susan P March 19, 2014 at 17:13

        It means like what the Princess is like after getting glutened and been fed a lot of sugary treats.

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:45

        I see…that sounds professorish.

      • 99 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 15:48

        In a hyper manner?

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:40

        What do you suppose?

      • 101 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:25

        I suppose I should only worry about it if you show up on my front step.

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:25

        Which would be neatio!

      • 103 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:25

        Yes. It would be neatio!

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:30

        And the professor is so intimidating! (The opposite actually. *laughs* )

      • 105 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:42

        I don’t think that the professor is intimidating.

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:58

        Oh, rats!

      • 107 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:31

        Though I would not want to ever get on his bad side.

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:48

        Ooo, why not?

      • 109 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 02:30

        The Professor is quite endearing but I think that he may have a temper.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:30

        A warrior’s temper! But I am interested to know what makes you think so.

      • 111 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 21:59

        The endearing part or the temper?

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:16

        The temper. (The endearing part is fooey.)

      • 113 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 10:53

        Well, we all have a bad temper and a good temper.

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:19

        That’s so true, Susan.

      • 115 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 19:18

        I know, right?

      • 116 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 13:56

        *nods knowingly*

      • 117 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:48

        giggle

    • 118 deanthefish March 13, 2014 at 18:20

      Didn’t he need therapy anyway?

      • 119 ladycheetah7 March 13, 2014 at 18:28

        Yes and a vegetarian diet.

    • 120 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:45

      You mean that creepy guy?

      • 121 ladycheetah7 March 13, 2014 at 21:48

        Yes.

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:11

        The professor would deal with him fine!

  8. 123 Debbie March 13, 2014 at 14:36

    Oooh, I’ve never been to Portugal — sounds like a fun getaway!!

    • 124 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:33

      It’s beautiful this time of year – as long as it isn’t raining.

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:55

        Can football be played?

      • 126 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 22:08

        Futebol is played all of the time. If you are talking about the professionals, it varies depending on the league.

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:15

        Are they professional? Part of FIFA? I love soccer so much…

      • 128 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 22:32

        Yes, they are professionals. I like soccer myself.

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:48

        Yes, the professor used to be an effective goalie, once upon a time.

      • 130 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:23

        What happened?

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:08

        I’ve deteriorated considerably in the last two years. No one believes it, but it’s true.

      • 132 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:34

        I would believe you if you told me you were not playing with my head.

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:28

        What do you mean?

      • 134 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:27

        Welllllll, just sayin’ that occasionally the Professor answers a question one way and later answers it differently.

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:40

        I do? I do not! When! When did I do this?

      • 136 Susan P March 19, 2014 at 17:00

        I have a list – are you sure you want to know? ;)

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:38

        Do you really have a list? You do not!

      • 138 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 15:40

        And I have witnesses.

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:36

        Your partner in crime?

      • 140 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:16

        What partner in crime?

        The whole PL could probably testify.

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:18

        Daddy Salami wouldn’t!

      • 142 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:16

        DS has his own secrets to deal with.

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:26

        He sure does. But the professor doesn’t!

      • 144 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:36

        What sort of secrets could the Professor possibly harbor?

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:53

        All types. From dirty ones to clean ones!

      • 146 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:22

        Kind of like sheets?

      • 147 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:47

        lol Exactly!

      • 148 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 02:34

        I had a feeling about that.

      • 149 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:37

        *smiley*

      • 150 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 22:04

        And that looks like a smirk.

      • 151 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:21

        What to do about it, though?

      • 152 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 11:01

        Smirks get wiped off.

      • 153 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:23

        By swords!

      • 154 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 19:23

        You’re going to end up in Mirkwood.

      • 155 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 14:01

        Like Sauron! Coolio!

      • 156 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:55

        Don’t forget the rather large arachne types.

      • 157 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:50

        What are they?

      • 158 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 11:55

        Those rather large spiders that took up their abode in Mirkwood.

      • 159 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:47

        The profesor fears no spiders!

      • 160 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 19:48

        Dude those spiders are BIG.

      • 161 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 22:30

        Not near big enough!

      • 162 Susan P March 29, 2014 at 13:04

        And then there is Shelob.

      • 163 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:20

        If Sam could do it–imagine the professor!

      • 164 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:48

        Samwise would have given his life up for Frodo.

      • 165 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:29

        Yes–and it would have been foolish! Just look how Frodo treated him!

      • 166 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 21:16

        Frodo was under the influence of the ring.

      • 167 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:10

        The professor has the ring, you know.

      • 168 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:18

        That explains a lot.

      • 169 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:12

        *smiles like sauron*

      • 170 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 18:15

        Sauron didn’t smile.

      • 171 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:44

        Not even once?

    • 172 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:44

      Yes, yes, for sure. Does Dallas like warm weather? He strikes me as the cold weather sort of guy.

      • 173 Debbie March 13, 2014 at 23:43

        He loves cold weather (must be his double-coat). He spends summers draped across the air conditioning vents!!

      • 174 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:57

        :lol: I can picture this!

  9. 175 walt walker March 13, 2014 at 14:15

    Oh, they almost had him!

    • 176 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:43

      Wouldn’t you like to see him caught just once?

      • 177 walt walker March 16, 2014 at 05:41

        Everyone ought to be caught just once, every so often. Don’t you think?

      • 178 Professor VJ Duke March 16, 2014 at 19:18

        Except the professor, though.

  10. 179 PorterGirl March 13, 2014 at 13:51

    Poor Arnold! He should be allowed to go. I hope Kirk and Punchy Murdoch (hmmm… still suspicious about that whole set up) have a lovely birthday :)

    • 180 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:43

      Yes, I am too. I think it’s dadblamery. I agree. Arnold should be able to go. We should help him.

      • 181 PorterGirl March 14, 2014 at 08:35

        We can give him a lift on our pirate ship!

      • 182 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:02

        Yes, yes. I’m for it.

  11. 183 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 13:41

    [SusanP texting from Kennedy Airport in New York]

    A very happy birthday to you, Kirk and to…the great Punchy Murdoch.

    I am about to board TAP Portugal flight to Lisbon. Brother Bek asked me to go ahead to make some of the last minute details of our tour. He seemed a little condescending about it, but I will do my best. Of course I had to pay my own way, but what price Portugal?

    • 184 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 13:43

      I’ll be thinking of all of you. It’s a beautiful sunny day in Lisbon and a crisp 16 degrees C. Can’t wait to get there.

      • 185 PorterGirl March 13, 2014 at 13:50

        Sounds wonderful! I hope you have a super trip. I was in Qashgai not so very long ago, a beautiful place. Have a fab time!

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:43

        Oh, that sounds lovely, Lucy. Was I there?

      • 187 PorterGirl March 14, 2014 at 08:35

        I believe your hat was, but you were not underneath it. Prehaps you were taking a dip in the sea?

      • 188 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:01

        Most definitely. That must be it! Isn’t if fun to swim in the sea?

      • 189 PorterGirl March 17, 2014 at 13:45

        Indeed it is. I love the sea!

      • 190 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:50

        Yes!

      • 191 walt walker March 13, 2014 at 14:15

        Lucky you! Enjoy!

      • 192 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:59

        It’s a shame it’s not quite warm enough to go to the beach.

      • 193 ladycheetah7 March 13, 2014 at 15:30

        Nice!

      • 194 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 17:58

        :D

      • 195 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:42

        Isn’t 16 rather cold?

      • 196 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 21:55

        See the see? They measure by centigrade in Europe. So, it’s 16 degrees centigrade. Which, before you ask, is 61 degrees F.

      • 197 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:12

        Haha…well! Isn’t that still rather cold?

      • 198 Susan P March 14, 2014 at 02:38

        Only if you grew up in Florida.

      • 199 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:58

        Well, I haven’t.

      • 200 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:12

        I didn’t either.

      • 201 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 16:59

        Well, where then?

      • 202 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:48

        We moved a lot, but the most amount of years in my growing up years were in Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia.

      • 203 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:42

        Close to the professor!

      • 204 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:41

        :D

      • 205 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:12

        How warm does it get in the summer?

      • 206 Susan P March 14, 2014 at 02:41

        The summer that Elisabeth was born we had some weeks when it was 40 degrees C. during the daytime. With the Mediterranean climate most summers it doesn’t get much past 25 C. most days.

      • 207 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:58

        I suppose that’s really hot. I remember something like that in one of your posts. It was dadblame hot. What did you do to keep cool?

      • 208 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:13

        It got up to 104 degrees F. I got in a tub of well water.

      • 209 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 16:59

        I’m sure that felt good. Wowawee! that is hot!

      • 210 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:48

        That was the only year that was that hot. The climate was pleasant in the summer.

      • 211 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:43

        I think I might enjoy feeling that much heat just once!

      • 212 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:42

        Well, summer is coming.

      • 213 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:49

        Not soon enough!

      • 214 Susan P March 19, 2014 at 17:12

        Yeah yeah yeah then you’ve be moaning about the heat.

      • 215 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2014 at 22:45

        I probably will in time, yes.

      • 216 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 15:47

        I’ve lived through those very cold winters up north. The blizzard of ’93, and the winter of 94 were especially obnoxious.

      • 217 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 22:40

        Oh yes… *laughs*

      • 218 Susan P March 20, 2014 at 23:22

        We lived in Lancaster County at the time. It’s on a climate break. Sometimes we got the snow, but sometimes we’d get a warm front from Maryland and all we got was black ice or nothing.

      • 219 Professor VJ Duke March 21, 2014 at 02:22

        And black ice is terrible.

      • 220 Susan P March 22, 2014 at 20:22

        It’s downright evil. Given that and the fact that the roads are winding I hated to go out in the bad weather.

      • 221 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 13:30

        It’s fun driving in the snow!!!

      • 222 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 16:40

        If you don’t have to worry about MM racing around the streets in a police car or what.

      • 223 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2014 at 19:58

        Yes, that’s true. He’d probably wreck!

      • 224 Susan P March 24, 2014 at 20:29

        That would not be cool.

      • 225 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 01:48

        No, spicy! *professorish wicked smile*

      • 226 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 02:34

        spicy cool

      • 227 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 13:33

        *smiles*

      • 228 Susan P March 25, 2014 at 22:02

        That looks like a smug smile. You’re looking for trouble with that smile.

      • 229 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:19

        But I’m not sure what to do about it.

      • 230 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 10:56

        If you don’t know, who does?

      • 231 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:21

        I was hoping you would.

      • 232 Susan P March 26, 2014 at 19:22

        Dadblameit Professor. You are the Professor – you need to splain it.

      • 233 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 14:00

        How should I start?

      • 234 Susan P March 27, 2014 at 19:54

        Start and the beginning and stop when you get to the end.

      • 235 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 23:50

        I know that’s how it should work…but that’s hard work!

      • 236 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 11:55

        Not so much.

      • 237 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 18:47

        For me!

      • 238 Susan P March 28, 2014 at 19:48

        Just do it.

      • 239 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 22:30

        Okay, then I won’t smile anymore, how’s that?

      • 240 Susan P March 29, 2014 at 13:04

        I doubt you could do that.

      • 241 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 12:20

        Yeah, me too… *frowns instead*

      • 242 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 13:47

        None of which is helping you get started.

      • 243 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:29

        Rats and a Heifer then!

      • 244 Susan P March 31, 2014 at 22:30

        Just pretend that you have to get done before Bro. Bek shows up to tell you how to do it.

      • 245 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:32

        Oh, good point. I will .

      • 246 Susan P April 1, 2014 at 12:44

        :D

    • 247 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:42

      :lol: I love the hesitation before PM was mentioned…

      Was Bek horribly mean?

      • 248 Susan P March 13, 2014 at 21:56

        He wasn’t on my flight. I believe he’s leaving tonight or tomorrow. I’m just getting some last minute details taken care for the group when they arrive.

      • 249 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 22:13

        So many thanks, Susan, too. Watch out for any lurkers, you know.

      • 250 Susan P March 14, 2014 at 02:41

        That sausage better not show up.

      • 251 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 17:59

        Oh dear… what do you make of it now?

      • 252 Susan P March 15, 2014 at 01:14

        Well done, Professor.

      • 253 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:00

        You too! (How did DS pronounce the Portuguese stuff?)

      • 254 Susan P March 16, 2014 at 20:50

        He did it perfectly! Absolutely hysterically funny for someone who listened to the American tourists for all of those years. :lol:

      • 255 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:43

        :lol:

      • 256 Susan P March 17, 2014 at 20:42

        ;)


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