Coffee klatsch
June 16th, 2011
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  1. JainaJade

    Morning all! Half day at work today and then doing lunch with the familia. Stepdad is still fighting the good fight but his vision is starting to go. Trying to be there for my mom as much as possible and running around the county trying to get the creamsicles.
    In other news: Spice Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting for the group :-D Also a new recipe up on along with some new features

    June 17, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • RichardHead@JJ

      My thoughts are with you today,pretty Lady. Stay Strong.

      June 17, 2011 at 8:42 am |
  2. Truth

    Good morning all!
    What gives, no comments on today's lounge?

    June 17, 2011 at 8:20 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Good Morning Brother. Maybe the Moderators got a Birthday day off? Happy One Year Birthday to you Sir.

      June 17, 2011 at 8:29 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Happy B-Day Bro! Dang, but that year went quickly...!

        June 17, 2011 at 8:36 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        I heard that. Hope our Brother from a different Mother makes a guest appearance today! Green Lantern starts at 10:45 a.m. so I gotta get ready in a bit.

        June 17, 2011 at 8:40 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Tech weirdness. We're trying!

      June 17, 2011 at 8:46 am |
    • Sarah LeTrent

      Hey all! Everything should be fixed in today's Klatsch. Somebody played a birthday prank.

      June 17, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  3. Mildred

    Woo Hoo! 1 year of the Coffee Klatsch!

    June 17, 2011 at 8:09 am |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Boo rah! Howz it go there Mil?

      June 17, 2011 at 8:13 am |
    • RichardHead

      Happy one year Birthday Mildred. I've got ice cream!!!

      June 17, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  4. Jerv

    Morning everyone. I see the comments section for todays Klatsch is closed. At any rate, congrats Kat and SLT on your one year anniversary of Eatocracy.

    June 17, 2011 at 7:44 am |
    • RichardHead@Jerv

      Good Morning Lil' Buddy and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kat and SLT. I wonder if they are going to change our diapers now? HA!!

      June 17, 2011 at 7:49 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Morning RicH. If they change our diapers that is going to require a whole lot of Desitin. There was someone that posted about CA legislating too much and they said something to the affect of "I may as well go ahead and do my grilling naked." I think you need to start a fan club, dude!

        June 17, 2011 at 7:56 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Gee,I don't don't know if I could stand the celebrity status. Burnt weiners and all. Waiting on Truth to get here 'cuz we are gonna hit The Green Lantern early this morning. Plans for the weekend?

        June 17, 2011 at 8:01 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Green Lantern opens today? If that is the case, I'm gonna try and hit that sucker up Saturday morning. The weekend will entail, boiling lobster to become a real man, eating politically incorrect icecream to piss off liberal stooges and find a bunny humping, tree hugging vegan to put in a slow cooker and feed to the squirrels. How bout you?

        June 17, 2011 at 8:08 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Hmmmmm...sounds like a road trip to VA. is in the making. You may need some help getting that Vegan into the slow cooker. No big plans so far,too damn hot for grilling outside unless I wait until midnite.

        June 17, 2011 at 8:14 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Yeah the heat is settling in here as well. In to the 90s today and the weekend. Mix in thunder storms and it is your typical humid, skeeter filled summer. Boss is calling, I'll talk wit cha and the Klatscherz later. Happy B day Kat and SLT!

        June 17, 2011 at 8:18 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Tech issue. Ugh.

      June 17, 2011 at 8:46 am |
  5. Michele G

    Pooped. Hafta sign off for today. Nighty night.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  6. wendy

    whoohoo! i get to escape!! have a good nite AleeD!!!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • AleeD@wendy

      Have a great evening, Wendy!

      June 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  7. AleeD@wendy

    What do you think of this for the title of QOE's attendance policy:

    Chosen by
    Happy or

    (see what I did?) ;)

    June 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm |
    • wendy

      VERY NICE!!!! i like!!

      June 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
    • AleeD@wendy

      Thanks. ;) I love doing stuff like that.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  8. wendy@aleeD

    argh! now i know why i usually dont change the name to @_____ cuz i always forget to change it again!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  9. AleeD@MT Miner & wends

    Nite MT!

    Wends, pass that mug-o-love this way. I wonder if we have chocolate ice cream somewhere ..... ?

    June 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • wendy@mtm

      i've got some double dark chocolate fudge in the freezer of fridge #2 here.... i'll go grab it.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  10. MT Miner

    I am out, I may check back in later depending on the weathert tonight, have a great night!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • wendy@mtm


      June 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  11. AleeD@Klatschers of the Evening

    Well that just sucked. I went outside to move my truck from "B.F. Egypt" and my security fob wouldn't let me back in the building. It was supposed to. Fortunately one of our guys lives right across the street and his fob worked.

    Now I shoot an email to our Office Control Freak and get that changed. :) Should be fun!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • MT Miner

      Every office seems to have one of those freaks sadly.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
    • AleeD@MT Miner

      I'm lucky, I don't have to deal with her that much. I've learned that if I run everything thru my boss first, she'll deal with him instead of me. ;)

      She's trying to take control over something I have control over. I'm VERY lucky my boss is on my side.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
      • MT Miner

        Circumvention is always a good tactic with said freaks, most tend to come to a battle of the wits fully unarmed as it is, never ready for the flea flicker.

        June 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
      • AleeD@MT Miner

        What I get a kick out of is when they try to turn on the charm to try to convince you that "OF COURSE this is the way it should be!" and you shoot 'em down with logic. Kinda like Atlas Shrugged.

        June 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • wendy@aleeD

      but you have the mugs, right???

      June 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
      • wendy@aleeD

        erp. just saw the post above... :) may the pouring and scooping and enjoying commence!

        June 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • Michele G

      Office Control Freak (OCF) is either a formal job title or a clinical diagnosis.......

      June 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
      • AleeD@Michele G

        I'm down with both – interchangeably if needed. :)

        How you doin' tonite?

        June 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
      • Michele G

        Trying to cope with a truck with a blown head gasket....can you say "cha-ching?"

        June 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
      • Michele G

        ever heard of the term "mangiflux?"

        June 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
      • Michele G

        wish i cud spel: magniflux

        June 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
      • AleeD@Michele G

        I can say "cha-ching", but I've not heard of "mangiflux"

        Is that something I should look up on urban dictionary? ;)

        June 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
      • Michele G

        has to do with immersing the engine head in a dye of some sort to make any cracks stand out. not my bag.

        June 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
      • Michele G

        I'm hoping my little truck is repairable rather than turned into an over large paperweight.

        June 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
      • AleeD@Michele G

        That sounds similar to diekum. That's used in machining metal parts and when checking fit ups.

        Is this your truck that has a blown head gasket?

        June 16, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
      • AleeD@Michele G

        Ohthatsux. Sooooo sorry to hear about that. How soon will you know?

        June 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
      • Michele G

        It's at the shop now and will have major surgery all next week. It still ran with a "random misfire" so we think it will live to run another day.

        FYI if. other than on a humid morning, you see water drips out of the tail pipe, assume you have a major repair in your future.

        June 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
      • Michele G

        looked up diekum but google just gave me nonsense about everything EXCEPT machine shop stuff...what is it?

        June 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
      • AleeD@Michele G

        I'm sorry. I spelled it wrong. It's dykem

        There are various colors of it, but blue is what I've seen used the most. Some use it to takes the glare off the metal. If you're trying to take tenths or thousandths off a part, you use this die to make sure you're cutting evenly or to make sure the part isn't warped or twisted as you cut.

        There's a similar type of dye used that's used for part fit-ups. This is probably what they'll use on your blown head. If there's any interference between the parts, the dye will rub off or transfer depending on what the fit-up issue is. Then you can see where the hi-spots are and machine them down.

        Does any of this help?

        June 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
      • Michele G

        Yeah, thanks! I learn new things every day and here's one! Regards!

        June 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
  12. The Witty One@All

    And I'm out! :)

    Have a good night everyone!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
    • wendy@2

      i do not believe that this counts as a proper attendance to the Klatsch. on the Queen's behalf, i award you only 1/2 of an attendance point.. :)

      June 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  13. The Witty One@All

    Good Morning!

    Err....wait a minute...

    June 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  14. wendy@aleeD&mtm

    hmm... beer float... it'd have to be vanilla ice cream, and a heavy beer i'd think like guiness... that just might work!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
    • MT Miner

      I am in, I will bring the Moose Drool, you bring the vanilla ice cream, Alled, grab some BIG mugs!

      June 16, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
    • AleeD@wendy & MT Miner

      I'll borrow the "Friends" sized ones from the lounge.

      I wonder how many points that's going to cost me?

      June 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  15. MT Miner

    52 minutes until beer thirty, life is getting better.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
    • AleeD@MT Miner

      Would you have the second one for me? I'll be here 'til 10 EST.

      June 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
      • MT Miner

        If we have until 10, I will have a 6 pack of Moose Drool for each of us :)

        June 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
      • AleeD@wends & MTM

        Mt, I haven't had the chance to try Moose Drool. Can you liken it's taste to anything else?

        Plenty of ice cream and beer going around today. Hmmm. After a couple of brewski's, I could be ready to try a beer float. Have y'all tried that?

        June 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
      • MT Miner

        I would put the taste somewhere between a Fat Tire and a Guiness. If you want to get technical, here is their description.

        That first taste, the best part of a beer after a long day. We want to make that better than ever. So we made Moose Drool. The name sounds a little iffy, but it's really the best Brown Ale you'll ever taste. That's why Moose Drool is far and away the best-selling beer brewed in Montana.

        It's chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and WILLAMETTE HOPS. It has an original gravity of 13 degrees Plato, and is 4.2% alcohol by weight, 5.3% by volume.

        June 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • wendy

      i have a 12 pack of Bavaria bottles waiting for me at home...
      and AleeD i'll be sure to fedex you a couple!!!

      June 16, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
    • AleeD@wends

      Awww, that's awful thotty of ya! :) If I drank 'em at work, I'd probably draw some pretty outta the box stuff. Could be good! HA!

      June 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  16. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    As the day progresses, my brother gets more and more irritiable...

    ...I want ice cream now...

    June 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
    • AleeD@DJCP

      There are apparently lots of flavors of GOP ice cream on the other thread.

      What's buggin' your bro?

      June 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@AleeD

        Government-ish paperwork he has to fill out is due today. Paperwork + time crunch = not happy.

        Other than that, he's doing ok...I think.

        June 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
      • AleeD@DJCP

        Does he read our stuff? Reading today's 2 nuclear threads would cheer (or infuriate) anyone. LOL. Depending on your temperament. ;)

        June 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@AleeD

        I don't think he knows the Eatocracy exists, to be honest...

        Things have calmed down for a bit. Trying to figure out when we can get out of here...

        June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
    • wendy

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmm mint choc chip!!! i could use a coupla scoops right about now!

      June 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  17. Mildred

    Have a good night folks!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
    • wendy

      hasta la vista!

      June 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  18. AleeD@QOE & Mare

    *waving* Have a great evening!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  19. Mare

    Good evening. Been a busy few days – 3 interviews, and waiting for a call back from another place. Time to get dinner started, laundry folded, kitchen cleaned, and then go back to the office tomorrow... Tell me it ends some day :)

    June 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
    • JBJingles@Mare

      It ends some day. (sorry I couldn't resist)

      June 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
      • wendy

        lol!!! beat me to it!! hah!!

        June 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  20. Queen of Everything

    The Queen is leaving the building and I'm off work tomorrow. Behave yourselves please!

    June 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
    • Eatocracy Scorekeeper @ Dutchess of things A-H

      In light of this unexcused absence tomorrow, you are further reduced to "Lady-In-Waiting for items beginning with A-D".

      That is all.

      June 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
    • wendy

      must we???? :)

      June 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
      • AleeD@Mare

        What she doesn't know, won't hurt us – probably. :)

        June 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
      • AleeD@wendy


        June 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  21. Chicago Lady

    I have not boiled a lobster but am also not against it. I'll try anything once – twice if i like it.
    Glad Weiner stepped down.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@CL

      If you are going to be dumb enough to photograph your hoo-hoo dilly and send it to random women then at least don't be dumb enough to lie about it when you get caught.

      June 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
      • wendy@qoe&cl

        what i want to know is what these guys are thinking... i mean... history speaks for itself. you are GONNA get caught!! apparently they are thinking with their hoo-hoo dilly vs the apparently vacuous container betwixt their ears.

        June 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
    • Truth@Wendy, Queen, Chi-Town Lady

      I am old school...I am not on FB, I do not Tweet, not do I even have a camera in my phone. I have no clue what these guys are thinking. Miss Saigon is more than enough woman for me. I am lucky to have what I do. I would NEVER risk screwing that up.

      June 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
      • wendy

        i think the common factor here is that they, quite simply, are NOT thinking...

        June 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  22. Truth@Wendy

    See attached under "Possible Sequel" near the bottom of the page.

    June 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
    • wendy

      hmmmmmm...... i shall hold out hope. :)

      June 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  23. wendy

    book to read: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand... working on it between chapters of Accounting... SO GOOD!! the movie was great, and the book is EVEN BETTER!! do it do it!! :)

    @ Truth – my mom read Atlas Shrugged in four days... and she's NOT a reader!!! hah!

    June 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • Truth@Wendy

      Glad that you both are enjoying Rand. I didn't think that much of the movie version of The Fountainhead, but part one of Atlas was good. Rumor is that the studio is balking at doing the rest of the series though.

      June 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
      • wendy

        hmmm.... i watched the special features when i watched the movie, and i think it was great that Ayn had the controlling hand in the making of it. i can see as i read where the story variates...but so far the theme is on track. and Gary Cooper?? great actor for Roark... – the movies are never as good as the book though as a rule. :)

        *gasp* nooooooo! really?!?! well that would just be the pits.. they can make the frakkin twilight movies but cant do something intellectually stimulating?? i guess that is par for the course for Hollywood though....heaven forbid we get a little education via the big screen. *insert pout here*

        June 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  24. Eatocracy ScoreKeeper@Queen

    Your highness, I have some sad news...Due to your tardiness this week and the overall poor quantity of posts from you, you are hereby demoted to "Dutchess of some things from A-H"...If your participation should escalate in the future, this may be reviewed and appealed.

    That is all.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • Queen of Everything

      Nice try, Richeypoo but the Queen doesn't appeal a damn thing.

      June 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  25. SeaBee

    Oy, busy morning! I'm here!

    June 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  26. JBJingles

    OK, meeting is done, timecards approved, bank account balanced, and bills paid. What have I missed so far??

    June 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • Flava Flave

      Make ya Holla fer a Dolla!!

      June 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
    • Mildred

      People who love to argue on the Lobster Roll and Political Ice Cream names threads.

      And a pretty good BBQ chicken at my workplace.

      June 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
    • AleeD

      Paychecks? The you can get the weekend started early!

      June 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
      • JBJingles@AleeD

        Paychecks came yesterday! :) Was just catching up on the lobster thread...I really didn't think the vegan crowd would come out for that one though...geez we need a good article on fishing, with big hooks, then suffocating the fish when they are brought out of the water.

        June 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
      • AleeD@JBJ

        LOL! That should stir things up!

        June 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  27. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Let's get some Pendulum going!

    June 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
    • Jerv

      Totally gooovy!

      June 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  28. AleeD


    June 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@AleeD

      Thank you. I will record your presence on the official spreadsheet.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
      • Jerv@Kweeny

        You kill me Q. LOL!

        June 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
      • The Witty One@QOE

        There's a spreadsheet?!?!?


        June 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        Um...yeah. Did you not read the Participation and Attendance Points Breakdown that I posted last week?

        June 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
      • AleeD@QOE

        We need to rearrange or rename that so it will be a cool acronym. P&APB just doesn't have the punch it could.

        June 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  29. Jerv@All

    A question of the day (QOD.) If anyone is here this afternoon, what do you really think about putting a live lobster into boiling water? I have admit that it gives me pause.

    June 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Jerv

      I've never had to do and I don't intend to. Not because of any moral or philosophical objection, just because I don't like seafood and if I don't like it then I don't cook it.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • MT Miner

      I spend the majority of my spare time out in the wilds, the food chain is a wickedly violent process, very few species ever die of old age, they typically are eaten, starve, freeze to death, etc long before they reach old age. That said, the pot isn't a bad way to go comparitivly speaking.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Mildred

      I've never done it... I've always left the lobster cooking to a restaurant. And I'm not sure if I could do it unless I needed to.

      I have helped with a NE style lobster/clam bake on the shore of a island on the coast of southern Maine. But I wasn't part of the group putting the lobsters onto the pile or covering the pile with the canvas... I was prepping the table after the storm blew through.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • AleeD@QOD

      You asked if the act itself was disturbing. Not for me. Most shellfish is (are?) cooked live. Could I do it myself? I don't know 'cuz I won't cook seafood at home. Too stinky.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • Truth@Jerv@QOD

      I've never done it, just because I never really got the taste for lobster. I have killed enough fish and game though that I doubt it would bother me too much.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • JBJingles@QOD

      I've done it once, kind of wierd but not really. They are typically kind of out of it when you get them home, but one did try to escape in the kitchen...long time ago though, so I think the men did the honors of putting them int he jaccuzi. Anyone see Julie & Julia?? The lobster scene was the best IMHO.

      June 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
    • Evil Grin Via Minion

      Our Evil One says: "I don't have any qualms about it, myself. Lobsters, shrimp and crabs are basically sea bugs. It's like tossing a spider into a pot and cooking it for dinner.

      The fact that they are invertabrates leans towards the assumption that they have few, if any pain receptors. While the acid study is an interesting one, it doesn't conclusively prove that the lobsters can feel and recognize pain. It does prove that they are sensitive to sensation, which is why they will sometimes tense up when placed in the water, and/or move around.

      There are ways to kill the poor giant bug just before cooking it, if one is so inclined, so it doesn't really have to be an issue.

      Personally, though, I dislike the taste of lobster immensely. So as a general rule, I don't cook it or bother with it. I do not know why I don't like lobster, but I do not."

      June 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
      • Evil Grin Via Minion

        "More on the pain thing; correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe lobsters, like crabs, can detach claws or feet as needed to escape a predator or if they are stuck. This, again, leans toward a very low pain sensation."

        June 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • JainaJade@Jerv

      I have done it before when I was living on Cape Cod and we just made sure they went in head first so that it was as quick as possible.

      June 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  30. Truth

    Looks like people have their collective panties in a wad today on both the ice cream and lobster threads.
    All I can say is, "Interesting!"

    June 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Hey man, are you retiring the word of the day? If you are tired of it how about a word of the week (WOW)?

      June 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
      • Truth@Jerv

        No, I just have been having difficulty in finding any kind of focus lately. I will do one either later or tomorrow. I got way behind at the office when we had to go to NY and I am still trying to get my bearings straight. It's been a challenge, you know?

        June 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • Jerv@Truth

        Yes I do. Wish there was something I could do to help. Hey by the way, when you say you eat three bowls of icecream a night, are we talking like a small scoop in a bowl or is it a full on jam packed heaping whopper of a bowl??

        June 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • Truth@Jerv

        Full on jam packed...Usually three scoops per bowl. Flavors vary, but the current lineup is cake batter, mint chocolate chip, then cookie dough. It is awonder that I don't weigh 300 pounds by now...:)

        June 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        Have you tried Haagen-Daas cookie dough? I swear the heavens opened up and the angels began to sing the last time I had it.

        June 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • Truth@Queen

        I concur!
        Ben and Jerry's heath bar toffee crunch thingy is also pretty darn amazing...

        June 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  31. Queen of Everything@Sniffles

    I hate gerbs too. Feel better soon, chubs.

    June 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  32. Ebil Grid

    'Lo chubs. I'b gettidg ober dhis code. I habe edergy agaid, bud I cad't seeb to ged rid ob dhe codgestiod. I hade gerbs. I'b sure you ubderstad. I will habe by binions post for be agaid today.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:58 am |
    • Michele G

      Well done!

      June 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  33. MT Miner

    Wow, just got done reading up the 2 "hot" threads, political vegtards at their finest.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • Jerv@MTM

      "political vegtards" Dude that is the best! LOL!

      June 16, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  34. wendy

    *yawn* still waking up today... need caffeine... BADLY. my efforts to give up diet coke have been successful thus far. must....... maybe my 'energy' wild strawberry crystal lite will help.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  35. Mildred

    I'm most amused by the person who seemed to go through every comment on the lobster roll post and berate people to "watch your language, you cockroach!"

    June 16, 2011 at 11:39 am |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Haha! What is their username?

      June 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
      • Mildred


        June 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  36. JBJingles

    Good morning from another June gloom day in So Cal. Gonna be busy this morning, so looks like I will miss all the Rocky Road and Lobster Roll fun! :( BTW, I love, love lobster rolls! Best I ever had in Portland Maine...

    June 16, 2011 at 11:26 am |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      I've never had lobster rolls. I had lobster maybe twice my entire life and actually liked it. The only exception to Long John Silvers seafood that I'll eat.

      June 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  37. Chicago Lady

    What slays me is the number of people who care more about their pets and the animals killed for human consumption than they do about other humans.

    June 16, 2011 at 11:18 am |
    • Dixie Sugarbaker, of the Savannah Sugarbakers@CL

      Well, according to those people, the rest of us are all destined to burn in the fiery depths of hell so they don't care much how we get there just as long as we don't take a lobster along for the ride.

      June 16, 2011 at 11:20 am |
      • Queen of Everything

        Sorry, forgot to change my name back.

        June 16, 2011 at 11:21 am |
  38. Michele G

    Wish I could send you guys a funny e-mail about the "engineer" in all of us. I'd paste some of the photos here but I can't make it "go." rats.............

    June 16, 2011 at 9:43 am |
  39. Michele G

    GOOOOOOOOOOOG Mooooooorning Viet Naaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmm! Adrkian Kronauer here with your wake up morning sounds............thumping helicopter in the background...........

    June 16, 2011 at 9:38 am |
    • Michele G

      Trying for a grand entrance is a more diffident greeting: Hi ho everyone! Huggers!

      June 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  40. Queen of Everything

    Oh goody. The "don't kill the poor lobsters" folks are already awake and commenting on the lobster roll thread. It's going to be a long day.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:30 am |
    • Mildred

      Oh I know! Just about as easy to tease as the straight up vegans, apparently.

      June 16, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  41. Follow up Memo to Slow Irritating People

    Morning all.

    Had to make QOE's bacon burgers last night after reading about them here, most excellent! Only twist on it was I used 50% ground elk, and 50% of cheap fatty ground beef, still have 3 leftover for lunch today :)

    June 16, 2011 at 9:19 am |
    • MT Miner

      Ughh, i needa wake up and get more coffee in me, forgot to change name......

      June 16, 2011 at 9:21 am |
      • Jerv@MTM

        Haha! What's up dude? I'm gonna try Kweeniez bacon burgers this weekend. Can't wait.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:22 am |
      • MT Miner

        It has been a week here, to say the least. Just glad today is my Friday.

        Need to take a horse to the vet tomorrow, buy a new tractor, rotate and balance tires on my truck, then have 1600 more feet of fence to build this weekend. That should get my head cleared at least, even if it breaks my back.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:44 am |
    • Mildred

      *hands over a mug of coffee*

      And sounds like a yummy dinner....

      June 16, 2011 at 9:22 am |
    • Queen of Everything@MTM

      Glad you enjoyed them. Ours were pretty tasty too.

      June 16, 2011 at 9:23 am |
      • RichardHead

        I may try your recipe this weekend with the road kill I have collected this month....alligator,possum,armadillo and skunk. The bacon should get rid of the gamey taste.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:28 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Richard

        Did you sing the dead skunk song after you snuffed out the little guys' life with Big Blue?

        June 16, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  42. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning klatsch!

    It seems that there might be more than one reason for the riots in Vancouver. Not only did they lose the Stanley Cup, but they must be REALLY sore to the fact that they lost it to a team from the US! You know what this calls for!

    U! S! A!!! U! S! A!!! U! S! A!!! U! S! A!!!

    June 16, 2011 at 9:19 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      Rock on DJC!

      June 16, 2011 at 9:27 am |
  43. Queen of Everything@All

    Good morning!

    June 16, 2011 at 8:45 am |
    • Ginger Lee@ Queen

      Have YOU seen my Weiner?

      June 16, 2011 at 8:57 am |
      • Weiners Wife to Mr. Weiner

        I'll have your weiner, ba llz and your bank account when I'm through with you.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:02 am |
      • Queen of Everything

        No. Thank God.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:08 am |
      • Jerv

        LOL! Apparently, everyone has seen your weiner all over the internets.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  44. JainaJade

    Morning all! Stepdad is coming home today and the freezer is stocked with orange creamsicles which were harder to find than I thought.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:45 am |
    • Jerv@JJ and Q

      Good morning ladies. JJ, good karma thoughts going out for ya.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:52 am |
    • Mildred

      It's not quite the full heat of summer yet...

      June 16, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  45. Ginger Lee

    Has anyone seen my Weiner?

    June 16, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • Mildred

      I have a couple of butcher shops with excellent weiners, hot dogs, and wurst that I can point you to in my area (Albany, NY).

      June 16, 2011 at 8:44 am |
      • Ginger Lee@ Mildred

        I Thank You but, I am in L.A. and Pink's just ain't cuttin' it.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  46. Mildred

    Good morning all... fresh strawberries from a local farm and cream are available for breakfast!

    June 16, 2011 at 8:30 am |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Wow, that sounds sooo good. It's too cool that you have a local farmer that delivers.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:47 am |
      • Mildred

        I know... next week, two or three pints of strawberries if they have them! *SO GOOD* Much better than the ones from the grocery store (imported from Florida or California to NY).

        June 16, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  47. Truth

    Good morning all!
    Good coffee today, andthere is rioting in Vancouver...Talk about being sore losers.

    How is everyone doing today?

    June 16, 2011 at 8:10 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Morning Bro–Stoooooooopid Canadiens,I say Puck 'em if they can't take a joke.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:16 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Richard

        Point of order: the Canadiens are the Montreal team (boo! hiss!). Vancouver is the Canucks.

        June 16, 2011 at 9:37 am |
    • Jerv@Truth and RicH

      Morning Truth. I heard on the radio this morning that they had premade signs, "Vancouver riot of 2011." What kind of ignorant sh it is that?

      June 16, 2011 at 8:19 am |
    • Queen of Everything@Truth, Jerv, Richard

      What can I say? The Canucks are ca-nuts.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  48. RichardHead@Jerv

    Morning Lil' Buddy. We are special as Kat has brought out the good china for our coffee this morning. Guess we have to hold our little pinkies out while drinking. How's the day going so far?

    June 16, 2011 at 7:53 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      LOL! Pinkies out and crumpettez for dippin'. Wonderful weather here in VA and gonna be a busy day. Reports due by the end of the month. I think I'll get me one of those Chef Boyardee hats for myself. What are you and WD up to?

      June 16, 2011 at 8:05 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Paper work,it's a PITA. WD is on the couch watching t.v. and I'm drinking coffee out of my Mickey Mouse cup. No fancy china for true Texans. Gonna hit 100 with a heat index of 109 today.:(

        June 16, 2011 at 8:13 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Holy crap that's fraking hot dude! We might hit 83 here today. Does WD have a matching Mickey water bowl?

        June 16, 2011 at 8:17 am |
    • RichardHead@Jerv

      She has a Goofy water bowl as that is her nick name. Sometimes she won't come when I call her real name but when I say Goofy she comes a runnin'. Go figure.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:24 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Thats too funny dude. The first dog I had as an adult (female jackrussell) was named Mel, but answered to Buddy cuz that's what I always called her. "Hey buddy what ya' doin'?"

        June 16, 2011 at 8:46 am |
    • Mildred

      The pinky thing is more of a tea drinker's thing... And I love fancy tea drinking!

      And I do love the photo of coffee filled china cups.

      June 16, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  49. RichardHead

    Good Morning All,Coffee is on. I wonder if Chef Boy-Ar-Dee is Sir Biddles father? They both wear those funny hats.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:45 am |
  50. Jerv

    15 cents a serving? I could not stand that stuff when I was a kid. Anyway, checking in! Morning and coffee for all. Gonna be a busy day here in VA. This song was on the radio on my way to work today. Haven't heard it in years.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:42 am |
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