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September 23rd, 2011
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  1. external touchpad

    This makes great sense to anyone!!

    November 16, 2011 at 4:55 am |
  2. RichardHead@The Chumarinos

    The Queen called it right,Chumarinos...We have all bonded together for over a year,giving strength,support and general mischievous in all our lives. Today is my last day for awhile...I can't stand to be Moderated for NO reason and especially when I send a post to our Fearless Leader and have that Moderated. That is my last straw. Good Luck,be well all. Love you.

    September 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • sadaleed

      This is so wrong on so many levels. [:'-( Love you, too, RichardHead.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:49 am |
    • JBJ_aka Bier Babe@RH

      Hang in there with us!! I was moderated last week a few times too and I think the reason for the decline in you man and I need you around to keep me straight!! :)

      September 25, 2011 at 11:02 am |
    • MicheleG

      Yeah, second! Don't go away! We need you here! (even if this thing scrolls upside down and backwards!)

      September 25, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  3. RichardHead@Kat Kinsman

    We seem to have a problem here in the Lounge..It is called Moderation Disease. I posted a very nice reply to my friends and JBJ in particular to only have it moderated and removed. WHY??? Take a look back at the dropping numbers of participation of ALL the regulars since the "Change" with this new software or Moderator. Truth asked you before–Why are we being Moderated? No answer. You have heard from MG,Jerv,faith,Queen,JBJ,SirB,in fact the majority of the "regulars" do NOT like this new setup...You asked for our opinion so here is mine...IT SUCKS. We bacame a Family on this Blog...and IMHO ,with the heavy handed moderation you will see less of us.

    September 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • RichardHead@Kat Kinsman

      Moderated Again...Thanks,Kat. I guess that answers my question.

      September 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  4. RichardHead

    Good Saturday afternoon my Homeies...Been out and about getting Big Blue ready for the winter runs this coming year.She is now ready.
    Oh Boy, A New Toy... Let's think this through before you Buy...Must haves on your custom chair,
    1. A cow catcher on the front....this will sweep away all the little rugrats and slow moving Grannies at a gentle way of course.
    2. A Big Truck air horn,clear the aisles bitches, I'm coming through.
    3. A very Loud BEEP,BEEP back up warning system,in case you missed running over the foot of Miss Aisle Hog.
    4. A large extendable mechanical arm to reach those items on the top shelf when Hubs is not around.
    5. All around air bags..this is for your protection when doing donuts after scoring the last beef brisket in the cooler.
    6. WD is working on the wiring schematic so we can soup up the electric motor on this baby.
    7.retractable roof for rainy days.
    8. Got to have Flame decals...we spoke of this earlier.
    We should have a contest to name this chair–Something techno-logical. Ok. if I missed anything I want you guys and Ladies to throw it on out there.Comfort and control are rule #1.
    Anybody heard from SirB...Countdown to kickoff is tomorrow and we don't have his picks. Check with y'all in a little bit. :))

    September 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Moderated??? Seriously??????? On the weekend no Less??

      September 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
    • JBJingles@RH

      Too funny, I love it! Maybe a day late but worth it.

      September 26, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  5. JBJ_aka Bier Babe

    Good Saturday morning! Hubs is making a "semi-homemade" Thanksgiving dinner tonight! Going shopping for a hot rod wheelchair this morning...although not needed now, just to get around casinos, malls, etc.

    September 24, 2011 at 11:57 am |
    • MicheleG

      GOOD morning! You should paint the hot rod chair fire engine RED with pin striping in gold and neon blue! You GO, girl!

      September 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • JBJ_aka Bier Babe@MicheleG

        LOL – I wanted Tazer and wendy to trick it out for me! Maybe some flames on the back, a spoiler, or just have the Queen bedazzle it! :-)

        September 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
      • MicheleG

        too cool! I suggest a fringe of gold tassels around the bottom edge of the seat, too!

        September 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • RH@JBJ

      Do a wheelie for me Beer Babe. Wonder if I'll get moderated AGAIN?

      September 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
      • JBJ_aka Bier Babe@RH

        Deadeye will be doing the wheelies for should have seen him "driving" the wheelchair thru the airport!! LOL And I am officially "Bier Babe" in honor of Oktoberfest! :)

        September 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
      • RH@JBJ

        Good for You....I'll have to get you a pair of Kool gloves to wear. I'm glad everything is going well. Does this new chair have airbags,a Truck Horn and Backup Beep,Beep? HA1

        September 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
      • MicheleG

        One of the gloves simply MUST be COATED in sequins!

        September 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
      • RH@MG

        Hmmmm.. A Michael Jackson glove you say? Unicorns, Barbie Dolls and Pee Wee Herman?

        September 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
      • MicheleG

        The "Collective" is us and we are going to Kustomize this wheelchair to a fare-thee-well! JBJ will be "Stylin'" as she motors down ANY Aisle or Promenade you can think of! This is going to be fun!

        September 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
      • RH@MG

        Well,Before I got Moderated I had some customizations to the chair......A large Truck Horn to clear the aisles....and an extendable robot arm to reach the top shelves in case Hubs is not around. Maybe a small beer tap with cup holders? She will be stylin' with all our help. :))

        September 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
      • JBJ_aka Bier Babe@RH & Michele G

        You guys are the best! Let's see, a truck horn, a beer keg and beer cup holder, gold fringe, yellow flames, hot cherry red, and a sequined glove on one hand?? I think I would scare small children in this get up! LOL

        September 25, 2011 at 11:06 am |
      • sadaleed@Beir Babe

        Hmm ... I could rig up a keg-er-ator on the back ... hmmm.

        September 25, 2011 at 11:16 am |
      • MicheleG

        Well, you were handed a really BIG lemon so we are gonna help you make some fabulous lemonade!

        September 25, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  6. AleeD From Home Sweet Home

    Happy Saturday to the weekend gang! As soon as hubby is out of the bathroom, I'm going to start the next phase of remodel: try to clean the old wire shelves from the closet. If they clean up ok, we'll re-use them with new hardware in the remodel. Gonna clean 'em in the tub ... ah, he heard me typing and is out now. Heh-heh. ;)

    Hugs and good eats to all!

    September 24, 2011 at 10:26 am |
  7. Truth

    Good morning all. Anyone in today?
    In the meantime, i think I will lay back in my recliner, drink some coffee and read...(sighs contentedly)

    September 24, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  8. Jerv@All

    Everyone have a great weekend. I'm getting drunk tonight! Whooo whooooo!

    September 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Have a Great weekend Lil' Buddy.

      September 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
    • katydid@jerv

      Keep it cool buddy...and have fun!

      September 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
      • katydid@jerv

        Wanted to thank Jerv and AleeD for responding to my comments yesterday. It's hard for me to jump into the conversations when they are happening as I run a little business here that keeps me off the blogs till I get done late at night.

        I know my comments really don't belong here...however...I am what I call a "Large Vat

        September 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm |
      • katydid@jerv

        Oops...what I meant to post is that I'm a large vat cooker. Came from a family of 10. 2 parents...6 kids & Grandma & great grandma!

        I learned all I know from the Grandma's.

        I cook good big food...that can feed a lot of people for cheap!

        And...modified to be very healthy.

        September 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
  9. MicheleG

    Anybody "here" have a flap with the TSA?

    September 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
    • Goober Grape

      "Toys Santa Allows"?

      September 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • AleeD

      Not me. Why? Did something happen?

      September 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm |
    • MicheleG

      Not me but I was just wondering how far a person could take it. How could you get a formal hearing? Seems like the TSA has degenerated into a rouge department with no checks and balances. What they DO seem to have is lousy publicity (and only that).

      September 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • Jerv@MicG

      I have a sister that worked for TSA and she said it is the most jacked up organization to work for. And if you think all that airport security that they spent god knows how much money on makes us safer, think again.

      September 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  10. JBJingles@All

    Thanks for all the positive thoughts! What is everyone up to this weekend??

    September 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      Well, nothing exciting going on in my neck of the woods. Just gonna drink and watch some football.

      September 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      Gonna get to the next stage of remodeling the guest room this weekend! Got the call last nite that the flooring was in, so we gotta pick up the drop cloths & peel the blue tape off the baseboards, etc. Then we'll pick up the flooring, bring it home to let it acclimate, then go shopping for a new guest bed. I'm excited!

      September 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  11. Mildred

    Yay Friday!!!!

    September 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
    • Jerv@Mil

      I'm with you on that, note Mil!! Boo-rah!

      September 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
      • Jerv@Mil

        By the way, what you having for lunch? I had refried beans and pork BBQ.

        September 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  12. Jerv@All

    This is pretty cool. As a result of the 30 dollar a week thread, this lady started a new blog.

    September 23, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • JBJingles@Jerv

      That is great! Hubs prides himself on being frugal, especially at the grocery store. He save the receipts to show me how much he saves with coupons, etc. LOL

      September 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
      • Jerv@JBJ

        Ha! Dude is alright in my book. I always use coupons and check my receipt as well.

        September 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  13. JBJingles

    It's FRIDAY! Yippee. As some of you know, I was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis last Friday.

    An amazying thing has happened since then. The hubs has become super duper supportive and loving, we are talking and laughing (and crying) together, and I don't think I've felt this much love in years... So out of something so bad has come something so good. I am in a very good place right now, but still stuggling with accepting all that comes with this.

    That is my "feel good" story for the day! And happy National Biscuit Month!

    September 23, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      Happy NBM 2u2! If someone loves biscuits and consumes them, does that make them a biscuit-eater? ;)

      Great to hear that hubs is being supportive! As a caregiver, there is little that is more important than having the support of loved ones during times like these. GoodONya! ))))HUGS((((

      September 23, 2011 at 11:11 am |
      • JBJingles@AleeD

        I would say, yes you are a biscuit eater! Ha. Thanks for the hugs, and hubs has now gone to a self-described "over-caregiver" LOL He wants to drive me to work 2 days a week (on his non-tennis days) which is not necessary, shopping for a wheelchair, etc. Men are so cute when they just want to fix it! :)

        September 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
      • AleeD@JBJ

        :) Amen sister, they sure are. (:

        September 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
    • MicheleG

      Hugs and lots of love to you! wish I could give you a real hug!

      September 23, 2011 at 11:23 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Aw hon - my thoughts are with you. I have a few friends going through that right now, and I know how confusing and challenging it can be. Lean on us. We're here.

      September 23, 2011 at 11:33 am |
      • JBJingles@Kat

        Confusing is right, and add an overwhelming sense of helplessness...there are no answers which is a tough thing to realize. Thanks for the positive thoughts.

        September 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      I like your positive vibe JBJ and glad you and your husband are closer.

      September 23, 2011 at 11:47 am |
    • dnfromge

      My thoughts are with you! Glad to hear all the positives!

      September 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm |
    • Mildred


      While the diagnosis sucks... knowing what knows is happening and what to do is good.

      September 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  14. The Witty One

    Top of the morning!

    September 23, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • JainaJade@TWO

      good morning from Seattle...
      Oops I mean Fairfax :-P

      September 23, 2011 at 10:02 am |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        I know, right? I'm supposed to be playing golf tomorrow, so this better clear up! What's going on in Fairfax?

        September 23, 2011 at 10:11 am |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        Overcast and foggy...all needs to clear up soon tho. Doing the National Book Fair tomorrow and Ren Fest on Sunday :-D

        September 23, 2011 at 10:27 am |
    • AleeD@TWO

      Hey 2!!! Whassup?

      September 23, 2011 at 11:12 am |
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        Howdy pardner! The sun and the stars are up, as well as....nevermind.

        September 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
      • Jerv@2

        Are you talking about a "Johnson Tent?"

        September 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Of course not! How could you ever think I would allude to such a thing? I would never, ever say seomthing like that!

        Ok... you got me.

        September 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • Jerv@2

        LOL! Horn dog that you are. You must have some damn cute women in your office.

        September 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
      • AleeD@TWO & Jerv

        Never understood why they were called pup tents when full grown men stayed in them .... ~_~

        September 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        That I do my friend, that I do. I am, however, loyal to my girlfriend but just because I've ordered doesn't mean I can't look at the menu :)

        September 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
      • Jerv@2

        You got that right, brother!

        September 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  15. RichardHead with QOD

    Just wondering, Why do dogs chase their tails?
    Part Deaux
    What do they do with it once caught?
    It's mind boggeling......

    September 23, 2011 at 9:28 am |
    • AleeD@RH's QOD

      Good morning, Rich. How are you and Lorenna doing on this fine Friday?
      Part 1, because they think they can catch them. Same reason they chase cars.
      Part 2, they forget why they were chasing it in the first place but hang on anyway and run around in a circle.

      September 23, 2011 at 9:36 am |
      • Dr. Spock


        September 23, 2011 at 9:38 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      Haha! The mysteries of life. Sometimes my dog will stare at "something" just over my shoulder like there is someone there and I have to look! Freaks me out.

      September 23, 2011 at 9:47 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Pick up a pair of bicyclist glasses....the ones with the tiny mirrors on each corner. You never have to turn around and will Freak the dog out. You can then Proudly say " I've got my back". :))

        September 23, 2011 at 9:52 am |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        They do that to mess with you. I had a dog growing up that would do something similar. Once I turned around to look, she would steal whatever I was eating. Smart dog.

        September 23, 2011 at 10:02 am |
      • Jerv@RicH@2

        Hahaha! Hilarious guys! I love my doggie. Okay, time to get some work done. Have fun!

        September 23, 2011 at 10:05 am |
    • Odie@RH

      Duh, that is easy:
      1. Because dawgs are stoopid
      2. No one knows, because they have never caught it!

      September 23, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  16. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Quickly! Try to overload the post with every song relating to this day in particular!

    September 23, 2011 at 9:26 am |
  17. Truth

    Ok folks, I am out for the day. I have to participate in a disaster response drill. Will check in over the weekend. Stay safe all!

    September 23, 2011 at 9:19 am |
    • Jerv

      Later dude!

      September 23, 2011 at 9:21 am |
  18. Queen of Everything

    Good morning all! I've got some peach blueberry upside down cake with real whipped cream. Between the dairy, fruit and grains, I think that makes a well-rounded breakfast.

    September 23, 2011 at 9:12 am |
    • Jerv@Q

      Morning Kweenie. Sounds great to me. Reminds me of this Bill Cosby chocolate cake skit.

      September 23, 2011 at 9:22 am |
      • MicheleG


        September 23, 2011 at 11:35 am |

    Good Morning Everyone :-D hard night of work & it's
    Miller Time ;-) )))

    September 23, 2011 at 8:38 am |

      Whoo whoo! 7 hours for me until beer:30. Have anything special planned for today?

      September 23, 2011 at 8:42 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Jerv

        Today is my sister-in-law's birthday, so we're planning on going out and having a big dinner. Her parents are actually coming down to spend the weekend in celebration, which should turn out to be a lot of fun.

        September 23, 2011 at 9:20 am |
      • Jerv@DJC

        That's great. Sounds like you have a tight family. Just the opposite here. Thanks for the REM clip yesterday!

        September 23, 2011 at 9:24 am |

        I hope I don't have to help him fix the car ;-) lol - second beer - Hope you enjoy your Day (-:

        September 23, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  20. JainaJade

    Good morning! Thanks for the breakfast AleeD, I love me some apple butter :-D
    I see the Food Stamp posts are still going strong...

    September 23, 2011 at 8:32 am |
    • Jerv@JJ

      Yup, they are still going at it on that thread. Hey, have you seen in Target the new Star Wars release? All 6 movies with all the bells and whistles. I was gonna get it but decided I'd wait and try and get it used. Too pricey for me new.

      September 23, 2011 at 8:39 am |
      • JainaJade@Jerv

        I don't have a Blue Ray player so I won't be doing it. That and I'm not happy with all the changes that Mr. Lucas has made, it's just getting beyond insane at this point. Now if he will re-release the original cinematic version with Han shooting first, then I will hand over my hard earned dollars :-)

        September 23, 2011 at 9:29 am |
    • AleeD@JJ

      You are welcome! I just recently got all sparked up on apple butter again. Hubby & I had the opportunity to visit one of our old breakfast haunts from years ago, Skyway Jacks. This place has corn muffins that could be offered up as dessert instead of a bread option. They use cake flour in addition to corn meal and it makes all the difference. ;) It doesn't matter what I order when I go there, breakfast, lunch or dinner, I get a corn muffin and top it with their homemade apple butter for "dessert." Yum!

      September 23, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  21. Jerv@AleeD and All

    Good morning everyone. AleeD, bisquits with preserves and apple butter sounds wonderful, thank you. I agree with katydid's post from yesterday. Why the heck can't we all sacrifice just a little, (old, young, working and unemployed) in order to benefit the whole? Instead each group of people are fighting like mad to keep their own little piece of the pie.

    Anyway, dispite the rain in VA, it's gonna be a great day!

    September 23, 2011 at 8:24 am |
    • AleeD@Jerv

      I'm with you and katydid. Take heart that those of us who can, do sacrifice for others. More is heard from the petty, self-absorbed, I-got-my-rights people because they whine and kick and carry-on the loudest. ;) There have been major debates in our local news recently about having cameras on traffic lights to catch red-light runners. Guess who's raging the most against having them? ;)

      September 23, 2011 at 8:42 am |
      • Jerv@AleeD

        Let me guess, the folks that scream "it's against my rights and freedom?"

        September 23, 2011 at 9:10 am |
      • AleeD@Jerv

        Yup. They're also claiming that it's an invasion of privacy. LOL! How that's supposed to work beats me. How are you privately driving thru a public red light?

        September 23, 2011 at 9:16 am |
      • Jerv@AleeD

        Haha! Good point!

        September 23, 2011 at 9:23 am |
  22. Truth

    Good morning all and many thanks for the biscuits. How is everyone doing today?

    Happy Friday!

    September 23, 2011 at 8:24 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Yes, Happy Friday! Question for ya. Have you been able to determine the age of Red in Shawshank Redemption when he finally gets paroled?

      September 23, 2011 at 8:25 am |
      • Truth@Jerv

        No, but that is a DANG good question. Maybe I will watch this weekend and take notes. I always figured around 65-70. Still with a few good years left, assuming no major health issues for a man who knows how to get things...:)

        September 23, 2011 at 8:34 am |
      • Jerv@Truth

        I watched it last night. I'll share my theory of how old I think he was after you watch again. Morgan Freeman kicks azz.

        September 23, 2011 at 8:37 am |
  23. AleeD

    Good Morning and Happy Friday all! Got the coffee started. I brought in biscuits, apple butter & strawberry preserves. Tony Baloney will supply the sausage gravy. ;)

    September 23, 2011 at 7:34 am |
    • Loreanna Bobbit@AlleeD

      I'm holding his sausage,but it ain't got no Gravy.

      September 23, 2011 at 9:04 am |
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