Yet Another Calendar Update

The calendars are all in their envelopes, and we are in the process of attaching labels (they will be mailed tomorrow):

Shout out to BFF Tammy for getting the excel file and labels printed because otherwise I have no idea what I would have done. Thurston is helping, too:

He just loves the camera and any and all attention.

The address will remain active, and go ahead and start sending your pictures for next year. I’ll have Alain put it in the sidebar.

37 replies
  1. 1
    tybee says:


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    trollhattan says:

    Dogs attracted to cameras is a very short list. See, Thurston has some redeeming qualities.

  3. 3
    zhena gogolia says:

    Thurston is adorable.

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    Suffragette City says:

    Looks suspiciously like the folders for Trump org…JK

    Seriously, thank you!!!

  5. 5
    Starfish says:

    @tybee: Allen the site fixer who posts a thread with pictures every morning.

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    middlelee says:

    Thurston is adorable and you, John G Cole, are mighty.

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    @Starfish: and is an all-around great guy!

  8. 8
    CaseyL says:

    Are you a good boy? Yes, you are!! You are the goodest of good boys!!

    …and Thurston’s adorable, too :)

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    Jerzy Russian says:

    Thurston can lick the stamps!

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    Yutsano says:

    @CaseyL: Praising your pets is always important.

    OT: small switch in my schedule will have me back over there from March 29 to April 1. And no that’s not a joke. Although I will be driving home on April Fool’s Day. Let’s hope my car doesn’t get any notions.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Thurston looks so eager to help.

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    CarolMarie says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. I’m sure it’s a huge pain, but we love the calendar. Thanks also to everyone who submits photos!

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    Corner Stone says:

    They are roasting this guy at the WH podium for the press corps. I wonder why they could not have been asking on point questions like this for the last 18 months?

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    trollhattan says:

    Can this guy run for congress, please?

    Mississippi Democrat forced the state’s GOP to confront their own hypocrisy on gun laws Thursday when he brandished an unloaded firearm on the floor of the state House.

    Jackson, Mississippi’s Clarion-Ledger reported that state Rep. Charles Young Jr. waved his gun and concealed carry permit when speaking on the House floor to protest a gun rights bill that later passed. House Bill 1083, according to Mississippi Today, will strengthen protections for people with concealed-carry permits to bring weapons onto college campuses. University leaders throughout the state opposed the bill prior to its passage, saying it would make campuses unsafe.

    “Let’s grow up,” Young said, citing a Supreme Court decision against Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn (R) that says legislative decisions can “supersede state law” with regards to his violation of “a joint legislative rule that says no one but sworn law enforcement can carry a gun in the Capitol or House or Senate chambers. “Are you asking me to have you escorted out by the sergeant at arms, gentleman?” the Democrat asked the House speaker, which brought laughs from his “well-armed” colleagues.

    House Speaker Philip Gunn. Nice.

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    rikyrah says:

    Thurston is so cute :)

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    Yutsano says:

    @trollhattan: It’s almost like they set that up for him.

    I’m all for trying for the seat when Cochran kicks it or steps down. If that goes open in November in this environment who knows…

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    Mary G says:

    I used to do a newsletter and getting the labels printed was a nightmare so I feel your pain.

    Your herbs are developing nicely. Thurston is a very good boy and that is about the best photo of a dog you’ve produced ever. Thanks!

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    trollhattan says:

    @Mary G:
    When I finally got around to taking an MS Word course I learned to use mailmerge correctly, and suddenly the process became easy, including labels or printed envelopes. You still have to enter all the darn things though, and that takes time! Probably not worth it for a one-off.

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    Spanky says:

    Stock market shit the bed again today. Dow down another grand to about 23,8somethingsomething. And we’re gearing up for another shutdown here at Giant Fed Agency! Yay!

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    John Revolta says:

    Okay, who took that picture and what have you done with Cole?

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    Yutsano says:

    @Spanky: Yup. Looks like Baby Doc is trying to spike the whole agreement on his lonesome. Trying to restore the spending caps is pretty much blowing up the whole thing. Good thing I got everything set up to get the unemployment application in!

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    Shall do, jefe.

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    geg6 says:

    Awwww, Thurston! Lovey gets that same look on her face.

    Bad as they are, they are just the cutest things.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Since you mentioned it at one point, I will definitely be in Denver on July 17th. I bought my plane ticket yesterday.

  25. 25
    Scamp Dog says:

    @Mnemosyne: Excellent! We’ll organize another get-together for you.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Scamp Dog:

    Yay! 7/17 is the only day I can commit to because I’ll be there for the RWA conference and will probably be totally wiped out every other day of that week.

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    Tams says:

    @trollhattan: It’s totally worth it… especially because next year we will only need to add the new purchasers of the Calendar and then we can just create a mail merge once again. And I’m such a computer nerd I don’t mind to type in everyone’s information. Plus it’s helped me figure out who some of the bloggers are… and to determine where the majority of Cole’s SUPER FANS/devotees are from. It’s quite telling, actually!

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Spanky: Thanks Obama.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @rikyrah: That photo needs to be in next year’s BJ calendar.

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    J R in WV says:

    Thank you for all the hard work, and your BFF too. And Thurston is so adorable! I’m like the 4th person on this short thread to say so, but he is!

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    I think you should know that I haven’t gotten my calendar yet. What’s the god damned holdup up here? Jeez…

  32. 32
    Tams says:

    Cole, have you told the bloggers what Thurston’s nickname is???

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    Also, too, the formatting sucks. I told you you should have gone to the print shop I suggested in Valparaiso, Chile.

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    stinger says:

    That dog is totes adorbs.

    ETA: Obvs I’m not the only one who thinks so!

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    Tams says:

    @Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.): it will arrive Saturday or Monday… depending on where you live!

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Tams: I hope you know that Smedley is just fooling around. He has been “play” complaining about the calendar since Cole started talking about it a couple of weeks ago.

    You are so nice to help Cole with this!

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    spudgun says:

    Thanks so much, John and Tammy!!

    Aww, Thurston’s a cutie!

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