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July 14th, 2011
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  1. Queen of Everything

    I'm out, folks! Have a great evening and I'll check in with you all tomorrow!

    July 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  2. faith

    Ok, so good news. My husband starts a new job on Monday, which means he only had to be unemployed for one week. We are very thankful. It was one stressful week to be sure.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
    • Truth@Faith

      MANY congrats!
      That is deiniitely no small thing these days. Best of luck to him with the new endeavour!

      July 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
      • faith

        Thanks!

        July 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  3. Sir Biddle

    I'm out of here crew. Off to Chi-town in the morning, so if you see a big plume of smoke sometime in the next week, its likely me tearing up the city.

    July 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  4. AleeD

    I'm off to see the vampires. I'll have to check out Talking Heads from Home Sweet Home, Truth. :)

    July 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  5. JainaJade

    off to the bank for a meeting with a financial advisor...fun times!

    July 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  6. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Time for a classic!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVdnqEyToqg

    July 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • AleeD

      Oh I am SO not playing that. Sorry DJ. Once in a lifetime is plenty for me. ;)

      July 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
      • Truth@AleeD

        Ok, if you insist...

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU

        July 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  7. wendy

    i'm gonna get a complex!! i take a work forced leave of absence from the klatsch unvoluntarily, come back, and everyone leaves.... *sniffsniff* i must leave now...have a good nite everyone!

    July 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
    • AleeD

      Bye! You have a good nite, too!

      July 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  8. wendy

    hello all!! brief respite from this busy busy time here at work!! i have a whole 30 minutes before i have to 'leave' and get back to the grindstone. how's everyone been?? it's been frakkin HOT these last several days here in KC. no miata time for me...too hot for top down. pool day on sunday though.. so that's good! and whoo hoo!! we have two trader joe's opening here in the next couple of days! YAY!!!! i loves me some two buck chuck!!! :oD i feel so out of sorts! almost all coworkers are back from vaca so things should return to normal next week.

    July 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
    • JBJingles@wendy

      Yay, she's aliiiive! :) I loves me some 2 buck chuck...

      July 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  9. Queen of Everything

    Hubs and Thing 2 have arrived back at the castle from their mini-vaca to Canada. Thing 2 is apparently wandering around the house looking for me.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • faith

      That's so sweet! Does it make you sad that you're not there?

      July 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
      • Queen of Everything

        It does but I've also enjoyed the past few days of being able to move around the house without someone stuck to my leg. He's in that "nobody but Mommy will do" phase.

        July 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
    • faith

      ahhhhhh yes, I totally understand. My 6 year old is still in that stage.......

      July 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  10. Sir Biddle With a New Fang

    Got the new tooth put in over lunch. Funny, I don't like it as much as the temporary crown they gave me.

    July 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • AleeD@Sir Biddle With a New Fang

      Then I'm guessing you shouldn't have gone to McDonald's for lunch.

      July 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@AleeD

      No McD. Dr. Pepper and a bag of Funyons.

      July 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • AleeD@Sir Biddle With a New Fang

      Sooooo sorry about your lunch. Why don't you like your new fang?

      July 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@AleeD

        The front is fine, but there is a little more porcelan in the back that the other one and I keep running my tooth against it. I think it is just a matter getting used to it. Its one of my front teeth, so if anything goes wrong with it while on travel, I'm screwed – and not in a good way.

        July 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  11. Chicago Lady

    @SirB-supposed to be in the 90's tomorrow & thru the weekend. Millenium Park and Navy Pier are both great.
    @Alee -where's this veggie thread of which you speak?
    @Truth-Fresca? I used to drink that all the time while smokin o-ray-ge-no.
    @RH – pain relief? (slipping him hydrocodone)

    July 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • AleeD@ChiLady

      Mmmm – Fresca.

      Rotting veggie thread: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/07/13/when-isnt-a-bargain-a-bargain-when-you-end-up-with-a-lotta-rot/?hpt=ea_r5

      July 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm |
      • Chicago Lady

        Thanks!

        July 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@Chicago Lady

      I see its supposed to be a scortcher while I am there. Won't stop me from running my old haunts as I used to live there.

      July 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  12. JBJingles

    You gotta check out Patrick's (no secret handshake) response on the Casteau thread...too funny!

    July 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      OMG. That makes my eyes spin.

      July 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
  13. Mare

    Does anyone have a tried and true recipe for Hollandaise Sauce? I haven't found one I really would make again – either too much lemon, or not rich enough... I know it's basically egg yolk, butter, lemon juice, salt/pepper... simple, but how can it be so varied in taste?

    July 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • JBJingles@Mare

      Open 1 pkg of Knorrs Hollandaise Sauce mix, follow directions to add water/butter, simmer, etc. Perfect every time! LOL I've tried making it from scratch and it's tricky as is Bearnaise, so I've given up and always use Knorr...

      July 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
      • Mare@JBJ

        They still make that? I used to use that, but then couldn't find it anywhere. I'll have to look again.

        Thanks.

        July 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
    • JainaJade@Mare

      try this: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/blender-hollandaise-sauce/detail.aspx
      i modified it for my bearnaise recipe and it works really well :-)

      July 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  14. Lulu

    You know what really grinds my gears? People who don’t say ‘thank you’. I work in customer service, so I’m on the phone all day with people, and I communicate a lot through e-mail as well. I swear half the time they don’t say ‘thanks’ for all the help/information you given them over the phone, or if you gather a boat load of stuff to e-mail them, more often than not I don’t even get a quick reply that simply says ‘thanks’. What happened to common courtesy? I thank everyone for everything they do to help me, why can’t other people do the same? Am I too nice, or is everyone else jerks? Grr.

    July 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
    • AleeD@Lulu

      Without a doubt, everyone else is a jerk. What used to be common courtesy just isn't that common anymore. I'm sorry you're being under-appreciated. There's little that sux more than that. But WE appreciate you!!

      July 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • Lulu@AleeD

        AWW, thank you!! And I appreciate you guys too – it's been a fun week getting to know you better! :D

        July 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
    • JBJingles@Lulu

      I always say thank you when speaking on the phone, but I hate the obligatory return email that just says "thanks". Unless the email says something else, it's just a waste of time...so I avoid sending thanks email returns...

      July 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • Mare@Lulu

      I always say Thanks, in some form or another. If I forget – rare, but it does happen, I feel horrible, and apologize for not saying Thanks next time I speak to that person.

      July 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • AleeD@Lulu

      About saying "thank you," you reminded me of a friend's per peeve. She hates it when she says "thank you" to someone and they respond with "no problem." Her complaint is, "What ever happened to saying "you're welcome?!"

      The first time she told me about this, I chalked it up to "everyone has peeves" and didn't give it much thought. Now, when I say thank you to someone and they say "no problem" I laugh and think of her!

      July 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  15. AleeD

    Did I miss something? Where's Jerv?

    July 14, 2011 at 11:59 am |
    • The Witty One@AleeD

      He's probably in court for the blow up doll incident :)

      July 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • JBJingles@AleeD

      Are we missing wendy too? Tazer?? WTH!??

      July 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
      • Queen of Everything

        I don't think Dave the 1st has checked in this week either.

        July 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
      • Truth

        Wendy, Dave1, Snowbunny, Tazer and Jerv all seem to be MIA

        July 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
      • The Witty One

        Has anyone heard from JDizz?

        July 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
      • Truth@TWO

        Not a word from JDizz...I worry about him sometimes...

        July 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • AleeD@MIA's

      You're taking a chance that QOE is going to get on her points horse and start racking up some major demerits if y'all don't at least show up for a "howdee-doo" once in a while.

      July 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  16. RichardHead@ALL

    Finally,WD and I are heading home. BTW-the next time I volunteer to do a double Florida run in a week you have my permission to shoot me in the Azz. Stay safe all,will talk to ya in the morning.

    July 14, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • Truth@RichHead

      Drive safe Bro, and best to WD...

      July 14, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • Mare@RH

      Happy Trails to You.....

      Drive safe! Remember, WD wants more Mexican for dinner :)

      July 14, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  17. Truth

    Ok, my day is looking a little better. Having lunch with a friend at one of my fave places. If any of the flamenons are crossing through Denver, I will buy...!
    http://www.lincolnsroadhouse.com/

    July 14, 2011 at 11:25 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      I'm calling the airlines as we speak–save me a seat!

      July 14, 2011 at 11:28 am |
    • JBJingles@Truth

      I was in Denver many years ago, and there was a restuarant downtown I think that was an old bank with the vault in the dining room and everything. Do you know that one? Wish I was there...

      July 14, 2011 at 11:40 am |
      • Truth@JBJ

        I think you mean The Broker...
        http://www.thebrokerrestaurant.com/

        Been there once. It is good, but I seem to remeember portions are a little small. Then again, I say that about most places...

        July 14, 2011 at 11:45 am |
      • MT Miner

        Love the Broker, when I was with Newmont, our corp headquarters was downtown Denver, ate there many a time, great food. And even better cigars, if you are into that.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:54 am |
      • JBJingles@Truth

        That's the place! I really do need to plan a trip to Denver....had a great time there, but it was pre-hubs, so time to take him on a road trip!

        July 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • Mare@Truth

      Me too! I could go for some fried pickles.

      July 14, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  18. Mare

    There has to be something wrong with me. Hubby just told me that I didn't know how to shop at a store anymore. LOL

    We need a new alarm clock, and instead of going to Target or somewhere to get one, I order it from Amazon. The thought never crossed my mind to go to a brick and mortar store! LOL

    July 14, 2011 at 11:16 am |
    • Truth@Mare

      I think that most of what I am wearing came to be via the internets...

      July 14, 2011 at 11:20 am |
      • Mare@Truth

        The last thing I bought at a store was shoes – 5 months ago. I got 4 pair, so I wouldn't have to go back. LOL

        Not your typical woman shopper here – I HATE going to the mall.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:24 am |
  19. JBJingles

    Heidi Ho everyone! Hoping for a calmer day today...but doubt it. These new projects have me swamped and out a key employee for the next 3 days...what was I thinking approving time off! In other breaking news, we are preparing for "Carmageddon"! Starting tomorrow evening the 405 freeway is shutting down in both directions (8 lanes total) for the whole weekend right at the Sepulveda pass which connects us here in the Valley with the rest of the world...

    July 14, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      WassssssssUP Beer Babe? How's Hubs? From the sounds of it ,you better stock up on TP and Beer! :))) Oh,Was Odie a good boy?

      July 14, 2011 at 11:12 am |
      • JBJingles@RH

        Hi my friend! Hubs is good, Odie has been practicing his annoyance factor, he's getting quite good at it. In other news from the casa, some unknown animal came in our yard and mutilated a small animal and left body parts all over the patio, in the spa, etc. Hubs did a fine job cleaning it up, but ewwwww. We think maybe a racoon, so hubs is on the alert with a firearm! :)

        July 14, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  20. RichardHead

    Anybody have an aspirin? I've been staring at my load of O.J. sitting on the dock in hopes that a mind meld will move it into my trailer.

    July 14, 2011 at 11:06 am |
    • Mare@RH

      Got an "institutional sized" bottle of Ibuprofen – will that help?

      July 14, 2011 at 11:11 am |
      • RichardHead@Mare

        If I can get the top off,it would be much appreciated,Thanks.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:13 am |
      • Mare@RH

        No top – Plastic wrap and a rubber band. :) I can never get those tops off, so once I do, I replace them. :)

        July 14, 2011 at 11:17 am |
      • The Witty One@RH

        I owe the Klatsch a couple of bottles so if we are running low, let me know and I will run to the store.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:29 am |
      • RichardHead@TWO

        Just place your order with Mare and she will get them on the internets. :))

        July 14, 2011 at 11:32 am |
  21. AleeD@Sir Bid

    Sorry. I missed your question earlier: "Where did you go in Chicago, did you do the tourist route or do you have friends there and did the locals route?"

    A tourist route. In the mid-90's, I was sent to Chicago on business for 2-weeks. My sister & her hubby-at-the-time lived in Columbus, OH. She & BIL decided that since I was going to be there over a weekend and he had been to ChiTown several times, he could show us around. Awesome fun! I remember hitting the Shedd Aquarium, the Pier while it was being renovated & Michael Jordan's new (again at the time) Nike store. The best thing he did was to introduce us to Giordano's deep-dish pizza. That is BB's & my favorite pizza now.

    I was there one other time with BB and we visited the Field Museum where Sue the dinosaur lives.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  22. Queen of Everything

    3-2-1, 1-2-3, what the hell is bothering me? STUPID PEOPLE, STUPID PEOPLE, STUPID PEOPLE! Serenity now! Damnit!

    July 14, 2011 at 10:51 am |
    • SeaBee from Home Port @ QoE

      You do work at a hospital... You could smack them with a 2×4 and then be able to check them in to ICU. I don't see a downside.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • Queen of Everything@SeaBee

        Unfortunately, if I did that they would just get better and I'd have to deal with them again in a few weeks.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:59 am |
    • Lulu@QOE

      Tomorrow is a full moon too...all the crazies will be out!

      July 14, 2011 at 11:03 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Lulu

        Full moon? Ahhh, that explains it.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:07 am |
      • Werewolf of London

        Oh Boy,snack time.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:09 am |
      • Truth@Werewolf

        I meant to tell, but I saw you last week when you were drinking a pina colada at trader Dick's...Your hair was perfect!

        July 14, 2011 at 11:13 am |
      • Werewolf of London

        Thank You kind Sir. I tip my stylist very well.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  23. Truth@WOD

    Word of the day time...Seems appropos today.

    la·bo·ri·ous   /ləˈbɔriəs, -ˈboʊr-/ Show Spelled[luh-bawr-ee-uhs, -bohr-] Show IPA
    adjective
    1. requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance: a laborious undertaking.
    2. characterized by or requiring extreme care and much attention to detail: laborious research.
    3. characterized by or exhibiting excessive effort, dullness, and lack of spontaneity; labored: a strained, laborious plot.
    EXPAND4. given to or diligent in work: a careful, laborious craftsman. COLLAPSE
    ---------------------------

    Origin:
    1350–1400; Middle English < Latin labōriōsus. See labor, -ious

    Related forms
    la·bo·ri·ous·ly, adverb
    la·bo·ri·ous·ness, noun
    qua·si-la·bo·ri·ous, adjective
    qua·si-la·bo·ri·ous·ly, adverb
    su·per·la·bo·ri·ous, adjective
    EXPANDsu·per·la·bo·ri·ous·ly, adverb su·per·la·bo·ri·ous·ness, noun un·la·bo·ri·ous, adjective un·la·bo·ri·ous·ly, adverb un·la·bo·ri·ous·ness, noun COLLAPSE

    Synonyms
    1. toilsome, arduous, onerous, burdensome, difficult, hard, tiresome, wearisome, fatiguing. 4. hardworking, industrious, assiduous, sedulous, painstaking.

    Dictionary.com Unabridged
    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:38 am |
    • RichardHead

      Laborious Wanted-apply inside trailer!

      July 14, 2011 at 10:45 am |
    • Mare@WOD

      This week, just getting out of bed has been a laborious effort.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:47 am |
    • AleeD@WOD

      It's going to take a laborious (WOD) effort to focus on my work.

      Butt first (nod do Sir Bid's pants) ..... lunch!

      July 14, 2011 at 10:58 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AleeD

        You want my pants for lunch, they're in the grabage at home, but I could be persuaded to go get them.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:21 am |
      • AleeD@Sir Bid

        HA! No thanks. Just nodding to them. :)

        July 14, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  24. Mare

    I'm bored to tears here already – it's my 2nd to last day, have nothing to do, but collect my pay – so I'm stuck here...

    Who want's a sing-a-long?

    "Show me the way to go home..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5axfxAwhLQ0

    July 14, 2011 at 10:36 am |
    • Truth@Mare

      "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."

      July 14, 2011 at 10:39 am |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

      "Smile, you son of a-!"

      July 14, 2011 at 10:49 am |
      • Truth@DJCP

        Actually, I think the all time best lines are from "Casablanca"...I am shocked, shocked...

        July 14, 2011 at 10:51 am |
  25. SeaBee from Home Port

    Hurray, the sun is actually shining this morning! It's been foggy for days, here.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  26. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning, Klatsch!

    Well, it seems everyone's gotten off to a good start...how about we get those head muscles workin'?

    I heard that after you eat some poppy seeds and you get drug tested, you test positive for Opium! Is that true?

    July 14, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • Queen of Everything@DJCP

      Potentially.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:19 am |
    • AleeD@DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

      Morning! I've heard that about poppy seeds, too ...... so I looked it up. I'd trust what they tell me over the hearsay on some of the threads.

      http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/poppyseed.asp

      July 14, 2011 at 10:21 am |
    • RichardHead@DJCP

      If I could eat Poppy Harlow I would let you know.:)))

      July 14, 2011 at 10:22 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Had to look up Poppy Harlow in the internet(s) My vote would go to Karen Maginnes (sp?)

        July 14, 2011 at 10:29 am |
      • AleeD@RH

        When you said Poppy Harlow, I was picturing Poppy Montgomery. If I rolled that way she would be my choice of Poppy.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:35 am |
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        I CONCUR–two HOT Babes!!

        July 14, 2011 at 10:47 am |
      • Truth@AleeD, RichHead

        I doubt Robin Meade gets thrown out of bed too often either...

        July 14, 2011 at 10:50 am |
    • Mare@DJC

      Happened to my BIL – he ate poppy seed salad dressing the night before a drug test, and failed. Hasn't had a poppy seed since. :)

      July 14, 2011 at 10:23 am |
      • Truth@All of the heroin crowd

        Apparently drinking Fresca can also get you flagged.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:26 am |
    • SeaBee from Home Port @ DJCP

      Remind me to bring in a poppy seed cake on drug testing day...

      July 14, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  27. Mare

    Morning all – More blueberries for all to enjoy! Who's got the IV ready for me?

    July 14, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • SeaBee from Home Port @ Mare

      I would love some blueberries. A bowl of them on my desk would make quite the treat, today.

      July 14, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  28. RichardHead@Truth

    Soooooooo true Bro.. I saw where they busted some chick down here yesterday that left her Oxycodone on a night stand and her 2 year old child ate it. They were showing her picture side by side with Casey Anthony and remarking how the two could be sisters.Note to self-Watch out for brunettes.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:08 am |
  29. RichardHead

    Fe,Fi,Fo,FUM–I'm gonna kick some Mexican AZZ if they don't get moving.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • Gomez

      heeeey man......chu er prooooofiiiiling........

      July 14, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • Truth@RichHead

      Oh, come on Bro, they are only here to do the jobs, rape the women, and sell the drugs that Americans refuse to...

      July 14, 2011 at 10:02 am |
    • AleeD@RH

      B-b-b-but it doesn't rhyme!

      July 14, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  30. JainaJade@TWO

    So those cupcakes tomorrow...does meeting at the Starbucks in Clocktower Shopping Center work for you?

    July 14, 2011 at 9:56 am |
    • The Witty One@JJ

      Heck yeah! You want me to bring some money?

      July 14, 2011 at 10:27 am |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        Thinking $20 for a dozen if that works for you. If you don't want that many can do a half dozen for $12.50 or could do jumbo cupcakes if you are of the bigger is better persuasion.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:19 am |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        Of course! I need a dozen cause if I come back to the office with less than enough for other people, I will probably get shot.

        July 14, 2011 at 11:27 am |
      • JainaJade

        understand how that works. so 730 tomorrow at Clocktower for a cupcake hand-off

        July 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        Like 0730? Or 1930?

        July 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        0730 (AM) if that's alright, i can do earlier but later than that and the toll road turns into a parking lot from hell

        July 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        I could probably do that. I usually don't get up until 7:30 so it may be a shock for me :)

        July 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        7:30 it is :) I'll be sitting out front in a suit...

        My email is thewittyonetwo@gmail.com if you need to get in touch with me.

        July 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
      • AleeD@TWO

        ... a bathing suit?

        July 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        i wish i could sleep until 730...but I have my first conference call at 8AM M-Th so that doesn't tend to work. The advantage is that most days I can leave around 4 and miss most of the evening rush hour.

        July 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  31. AleeD

    This engineer I'm working with again is such a turd. "Duh-h-h, you can go ahead and straighten out that piece of copper (tubing) and it'll run right over the rest of the stuff that's already there." It doesn't-it runs THRU everything. The guy doesn't even know what's in his own project. Turd.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:47 am |
    • MT Miner

      I have a 20 lb sledge hammer you can borrow, I use it for fine adjustments quite often.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:51 am |
    • AleeD@MT Miner

      Oh thank you! I would be "fine" swinging that to "adjust" his cabesa. I'm also thinking about pinging on QOE to recommend a surgeon and gift him with a lobotomy. Not sure which subtlety to go with yet.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:57 am |
  32. Michele G

    Howdy ho. Since we posted the Chumarino Cave link we jumped in 1 day from 357 lookie loos to 415 but no one will leave a comment, like "Hi there! Nice to meet ya!"

    There were 2 over the last 24 hours: 1 from the Netherlands and 1 from Austrailia. And then earlier in the week there was 1 from Canada and 1 from Germany. US had 12 visitors.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:41 am |
    • Sir Biddle@MG

      Whats the link?

      July 14, 2011 at 9:44 am |
      • Michele G

        http://michelesg.blogspot.com/

        July 14, 2011 at 9:58 am |
  33. Truth

    As my dad would say, "This day does not just suck, it does the entire act, including foreplay and a smoke in the dark afterward"

    In the event anyone needs me, I will be in back shooting up.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:40 am |
    • Queen of Everything@Truth

      Please don't mainline the donuts or I will be forced to take you out.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:42 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      May I join you Bro?

      July 14, 2011 at 9:43 am |
      • Lulu@Truth, QOE, RH

        Can I join you guys too? I just need something to do...I've been at work 2 hours and I'm already bored to tears....

        July 14, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • Truth@Queen, RichHead, Lulu

        I am convinced that is why/how Eatocracy (and most blogs in general) come to be...People who are bored at work or have too much idle time.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • RichardHead@Lulu

        Sure,join us. We can spit on the worker ants walking by from the rooftop.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:11 am |
      • Lulu@RH

        Sweet! That sounds awesome!

        July 14, 2011 at 10:25 am |
    • Ms. Grammar

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA – ROTF LMAO! Best line, EVER!

      July 14, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  34. The Witty One

    Morning all!

    @Lulu – Like a nervous twitch? Try rubbing right between your eyes with your ring finger.

    @RH – I'm right there with you. Except I am in VA and not Florida.

    @SeaBee – Valium... nough said.

    @Queeny darling – Think happy thoughts...like butterflies and rainbows. And bunnies.

    @All others – What's shakin?

    July 14, 2011 at 9:37 am |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@TWO

      Apparently the extra hole in Sir Bid's britches has him shakin' ... something. HA!

      July 14, 2011 at 9:40 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AleeD

        Nice try, it was on the side between my front and back pockets. I'm not that flexible...

        July 14, 2011 at 9:43 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Sir B

        Did it split along the seam? If so, that's a not so subtle hint that your a$$ is getting big.

        July 14, 2011 at 9:45 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Queen

        Not on the seam. I think the fabric got worn in a spot from my wallet and it went from there. I think I'm safe from the BFA syndrome as I have the same disease as my Dad – noassatall.

        July 14, 2011 at 9:52 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Sir B

        Ahhh, I see, you have my sympathy. To be fair, split side seams are only part of the test to confirm BFA. You must also have a positive pencil test.

        July 14, 2011 at 9:56 am |
    • Sir Biddle@Duce

      BACON!

      July 14, 2011 at 9:41 am |
      • The Witty One@Sir Biddle

        I concur.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  35. Evil Grim thought of the morning

    As hard as it is for me to imagine causing someone's death, I just can't reconcile then dismembering the body.

    How is it that ordinary seeming people come to this?

    (This is, of course, in response to this article: http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/13/new.york.missing.boy.remains/index.html?hpt=ju_c1)

    The things that go on in peoples' heads may just be beyond understanding.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:35 am |
    • Queen of Everything@EG

      To know that someone killed your child is horrific enough but to then find out that they proceeded to dismember his body is incomprehensible. I just can't imagine the level of fear that little boy felt when he realized what a monster that man was. As a parent, I don't know how you recover from something like this. I'd have to be packed off to the loony bin for sure.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:40 am |
      • Evil Grin

        I think it's horrible enough without being a parent. I can't imagine that grief.

        July 14, 2011 at 9:55 am |
  36. MT Miner

    Morning all, its my Friday for the week, so I brought donuts, dig in!

    July 14, 2011 at 9:25 am |
    • RichardHead@MTM

      Good Morning and I Thank You Sir. Like everything in Florida–people are taking their sweet time in showing up for work.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:30 am |
      • AleeD@RH

        Heeeeey. Wachoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?

        July 14, 2011 at 9:31 am |
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        Sorry,You and the Security guard here at the plant seem to be the only two working this morning. WHERE IS THE ROACH COACH?

        July 14, 2011 at 9:37 am |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@RH

        WhssssssssssssssCRACK! You have but to ask .. ;)

        Just cover WD's ears so I don't startle her.

        July 14, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  37. RichardHead

    Gawd,the Breakfast Buffet picture looks about the way that I feel this morning.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  38. RichardHead

    Good Morning,I think. Florida is a beautiful State but,GET ME OUTTA HERE!.

    July 14, 2011 at 8:55 am |
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      Moring bro. Seems like most of us are starting the day off a bit shaky. Kick the lot lizzard out and get rolling.

      July 14, 2011 at 8:57 am |
      • RichardHead

        Commercial Company is always appreciated,yet WD is in a foul mood and wants Mexican for breakfast.

        July 14, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  39. Lulu

    Mornin! My eye has been twitching all morning and it's driving me freakin' nuts!!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:47 am |
    • AleeD@Lulu

      Would coffee help? We have lots.

      July 14, 2011 at 9:32 am |
      • Lulu@AleeD

        Um, I'm on my 4th cup already....maybe that's my problem.....

        July 14, 2011 at 9:51 am |
  40. Queen of Everything

    Good morning, chumnons. My oatmeal boiled over in the microwave and the coffee is especially bitter this morning. It's shaping up to be a great day.

    July 14, 2011 at 8:46 am |
  41. JainaJade

    Good morning all. Wishing I was outside today, so pretty driving in this morning.
    Got my brownie dough all ready to go for my cupcakes tonight! Planning to do a tutorial on my blog for how to do cookies/brownie dough inside of a cupcake

    July 14, 2011 at 8:18 am |
    • Sir Biddle@JJ

      Morning JJ, beautiful morning out there. How is the painted hair going?

      July 14, 2011 at 8:23 am |
      • JainaJade@SirB

        still have white streaks, but not as noticeable as yesterday. however the bathroom looks amazing which is what really counts. next project will be sanding down the kitchen ceiling, painting that and installing a track light :-)

        July 14, 2011 at 8:51 am |
      • Sir Biddle@JJ

        Maybe you can go as the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween if they stay in that long.

        July 14, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  42. SeaBee from Home Port

    5 AM, again. Why?!?! Mornin' folks!

    Thanks for the coffee, Alee!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:12 am |
    • Sir Biddle@SB

      If I didn't know better, I'd think you were on the East Coast not hte West Coast with getting up early. Insomnia must really suck.

      July 14, 2011 at 8:16 am |
    • AleeD@CB

      You are welcome, sleepy Sir!

      Have you figured out why you're don't sleep later? Does it run in your family?

      July 14, 2011 at 8:29 am |
    • Queen of Everything@SleepyBee

      Wait...you mean there are people out there who DON'T have to be up at 5am?

      July 14, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  43. AleeD

    Good Morning Happy Klatschers! Got coffee & muffin tops: chocolate chip, lemon poppyseed, blueberry and more! Enjoy!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:01 am |
    • Sir Biddle@AleeD

      Good Morning. Where is everyone?

      July 14, 2011 at 8:08 am |
    • AleeD@Sir Biddle

      Don't know. Sleeping in? Catching up on the rotting veggie thread? Being amazed how different posts are when kids are out of school .... oh wait, that last was me. ;)

      Howya doing on this Over-the-Hump Thursday? Coffee?

      July 14, 2011 at 8:12 am |
      • AleeD@Sir Biddle

        Mrs. Biddle has a point about the Winters there. Last time I was there, it was Feb and cold as a witch's elbow. Doesn't mean I didn't have a fun time exploring the city. Would she mind going there for a vacation? Doesn't DC have it's share of nasty weather?

        July 14, 2011 at 8:42 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AD

        Vacation is one thing, but moving there is another story. I have the same thought on NYC – nice place to visit, but wouldn't want to live there.

        Where did you go in Chicago, did you do the tourist route or do you have friends there and did the locals route?

        July 14, 2011 at 8:51 am |
    • Sir Biddle@AleeD

      Thought I recognized the MalaDee ginormous point. Thanks for the coffee. Doing good thus far today, it can only go up – getting dressing I noticed a hole in my dress pants this morning, so they went into the garbage and then I broke a shoe string. I'm 0-2. Oh well, I am headed on work travel tomorrow to Chicago so I got that going for me, which is nice.

      July 14, 2011 at 8:15 am |
      • AleeD@Sir Biddle

        Maybe I haven't mentioned it before, but pants are an option. When you buy them new, there are actually 3 holes in them. What's one more hole between friends. ;)

        I love Chicago! Need someone to carry your bags? I'm sure Evil will let you borrow a minion. HA!

        July 14, 2011 at 8:24 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AD

        Valid point on the pant optional thought, I'll keep that in mind if we ever meet.

        I'm looking VERY forward to Chicago. I lived there before I moved to DC and still miss it. Great city with something for everyone. My wife grew up in NYC and for whatever reason she thinks Chicago winters are comparable to the arctic, therefore I have no chance of moving back there any time soon.

        July 14, 2011 at 8:30 am |
    • Evil Grin

      Only muffin tops? What happened to the rest of the muffin?

      July 14, 2011 at 9:38 am |
      • AleeD@EG

        Newman gets those.

        July 14, 2011 at 10:17 am |
 
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