Coffee klatsch
September 26th, 2011
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  1. The Witty One@All

    In and out, the story of my life...HA!

    Later gators!!

    September 26, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  2. Queen of Everything

    Well chums, my day is done. I have a raging headache and 2 little guys at home who do not yet grasp the concept of the inside voice. I'm thinking frozen pizza for dinner tonight.

    September 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  3. The Witty One

    Howdy pardners. How are ya'll doin' today?

    September 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • Truth@TWO

      Queen is instructing on how to "butt-shimmy", MicheleG and JBJ are dressed like the Saint Pauli Girl, I'm speaking in Ebonics and Kat and SLT secretly pilot black helicopters to keep tabs on all of us. RichHead is on a hunger strike and Biddle likes Washington over Dallazz tonight.

      How about you?

      September 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        I though Detroit was playing Dallas. Darn it! I bet on Detroit because lions make a cooler sound than cowboys do and I figured a cowboys would get shot in Detroit. There's 20 cents I won't get back. *le sigh*

        September 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
    • MicheleG

      we are also designing a racing wheelchair with sparkles on it. Among many other accessories.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@TWO

      JBJ is getting a tricked out wheelchair.
      Kat and SLT are spying on all us in our homes.
      MicheleG is in the middle of a mind meld.
      Richard is taking a time out.
      Truth's BP is coming down.
      I've been doing butt shimmies.
      and now I'm heading home. Hope you had a wonderful day!

      September 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
      • The Witty One@Truth, QOE, MicheleG, Kat and SLT

        @Truth – The skins reallllly need to win this. Otherwise we have to deal with Dallas fans here in Washington and they are a PITA.

        @QOE – Butt Shimmies, huh? Welcome to th Jungle!!! (That didn't even make any sense...)

        @MicheleG – Does that wheelchair in the last picture have guns on it?!?!? If so, I want one!

        @Fearless leaders – Fear not! (You're fearless, remember?) We all still love you both and we know deep down that it isn't your fault :)

        September 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Our Ultra De Luxe Wheelie Chairs are infinitely customizable........

        September 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  4. MicheleG

    Here are some radical wheel chairs I found. JBJ, you need one more "dressed up" however!

    http://michelesg.blogspot.com/

    September 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • JBJingles@MicheleG

      I can't get to the links at work, will check it out later. Thanks! And as for our costumes for Oktoberfest..

      http://www.amazon.com/Leg-Womens-Gretchen-Costume-Medium/dp/B000V6R3JE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317066715&sr=8-1

      September 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
      • Truth@JBJ, MicheleG

        Guten Tag!

        September 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
  5. MicheleG

    Welcome to WestWorld where the Mind Meld is ON and you are being watched. Every move you make, every breath you take they are watching us.

    Next stop: Stepford, Connecticut..............

    : )

    September 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@MG

      I dream at night and I can only see your face. I look around but it's you I can't replace. I keep callin' baby, baby, please!

      Thank you Sting for that little gem.

      September 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  6. Queen of Everything

    Do you know how hard it is to butt shimmy and drive a car at the same time? Also, my cup is leaking so I'm trying to drink my iced tea as fast as I can. These are your random thoughts of the day. You're welcome!

    September 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
    • Truth@Queen

      Just how does one "butt shimmy" and WNY would you need do this while driving???

      Or are you just trying to torture RichHead for leaving our little gang even temporarily?

      September 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
      • Truth@Queen

        WNY=WHY

        September 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
      • MicheleG

        An excellent question. Well Queen.....inquiring minds want to know........

        September 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        Picture it....0730 this morning, Welcome to the Jungle is on the radio, you are stopped at a red light and to avoid being asked if you are having a seizure (again) you attempt to seat dance along by doing a butt shimmy. The light turns green, you maintain your shimmy while trying to steer and narrowly avoid a nice, young med student on a bicycle. In your defense, he was not in the bike lane and it was a really b!tchin' guitar solo.
        As for how to do a butt shimmy, think of a boob shimmy but with your butt instead. You actually need a tremendous amount of ab control to move only your hips. The butt shimmy is why showchoir programs around the nation should continue to receive funding. That and jazz hands.

        September 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        I'm also glad you explained WNY because Urban Dictionary was no help.

        September 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • Truth@Queen

        I love urban dictionary. When I want to give my admin a laugh, I tell her "Ima let you finish, but..."

        And in other news, I tested at 136/105 this past weekend. WAY down, but I miss my morning coffee!

        September 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        So are they putting you on meds to bring that bottom number down?

        September 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • Truth@Queen

        Not yet...I am hoping to get it down with no meds. I've quit ALL caffiene, salt, etc. Not fun, but I would rather avoid meds if at all possible. Considering I was at 170/122 in late summer, I think it is going to keep dropping, but if not, I will get meds.

        September 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  7. MicheleG

    Haven't been moderated for several posts. Assume it's fixed now?

    September 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      We're periodically looking at the queue and approving as best we can.

      September 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  8. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Who's up for a crazy metal song all about the wonders of the culinary dish known as the cheeseburger?

    September 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
    • AleeD as Pat Benatar

      Hit me with your best shot.

      September 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • Brett Favre@DJCP

      Bring it....I'm wearing my cheeseHead.:)

      September 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8u3R0fAb68

      September 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • jj

      Pleez can i haz cheezburger?

      September 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  9. JBJingles_the sick puppy

    Time to get some work done, I'll check in later gators.

    September 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  10. Flambe-Wheel Chair Customizer@JBJingles

    A Mr. RichardHead has purchased a pair of customized gold rims for you. He requested I contact you as to what style or special designs you would like. :)

    September 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • JBJingles@Flambe-Wheel Chair Customizer

      Why how nice of Mr. RichardHead! I want those ones that spin backwards when you stop so anyone who dares stare at me will get dizzy and sick to their stomach! :)

      September 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
      • MicheleG

        the spokes have to be both utterly shiny but cut so they glitter like diamonds in the sun, the more to bedazzle when they spin backwards.

        September 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
      • Flambe-Wheel Chair Customizer@JBJingles

        Your a sick puppy...Clean UP aisle 4. :)))

        September 26, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • AleeD@MicG, JBJ & Flaming WCC

        There's some cool stuff on these sites.
        http://www.squidoo.com/WheelchairWheels
        http://www.colourswheelchair.com/products/prod_y360.htm

        September 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
      • MicheleG

        those wheels are too fab!

        September 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  11. Lulu

    How was everyones weekend (aside from being a few days too short!)? I saw a great concert – The Kings and The Killer. It was both young Elvis & sequin jumpsuit Elvis, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Dayum the kid who was impersonating Jerry Lee Lewis was incredible on the piano!!

    September 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  12. JBJingles

    This is on tap (pun intended) for next weekend! A bit of a drive for us, but we used to live in Torrance and actually it was where hubs took me for lunch on our very 1st date almost 21 years ago... :)

    http://www.alpinevillagecenter.com/

    September 26, 2011 at 11:52 am |
    • MicheleG

      Hey! Too cool! I used to live in Redondo Beach and had family in Torrance. Wish we could figure how to meet up one day! I will be in Torrance the 7th, in fact.

      September 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
      • JBJingles@MIcheleG

        I was thinking of you for this to possibly meet up with, that would be fun! We will probably go early/lunch on Saturday, the next weekend I have to go back to Phoenix/Scottsdale for an appt... I just read that costumes were encouraged...oh the fun we could have with that one!

        September 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Doesn't look like we can accomplish a meet this time around. I will be a week later in that area. Bummer. I have a LONG drive to get there nowadays. Coming in from Murrieta.

        September 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
      • JBJingles@MicheleG

        Some good friends of the family live down in Murrietta, small world. Nice area too.

        September 26, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
      • MicheleG

        We have to coordinate SOMEthing one of these days!

        September 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  13. MicheleG

    Very good morning to everyone. Nice and gray and foggy here so it's a nice change from all the roasting heat we've had.

    Hope Kat and SLT can unwind the software glitch.

    Wonder why it went screwy when for so long it was working so well. Random gamma ray from deep space corrupted some bits and bytes? Somebody hack in and wreak a little havoc? Wouldn't be an effect without a cause.............

    September 26, 2011 at 11:41 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Until then, we'll try to hand-moderate what we can. Just think of it as a tape delay.

      September 26, 2011 at 11:43 am |
      • MicheleG

        Thank you all, sweet thangs!

        September 26, 2011 at 11:44 am |
      • AleeD@Kat

        "Tape" .... you mean like scotch? :)))

        September 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Live events have a "tape delay" so that vulgarities, flubs, and profanities could be "bleeped" out before broadcast.....wish they'd serve Scotch (rather than scotch tape) while we wait! wouldn't that be nice? (Trying for some silly word play here and I know I'm not really doing it well.......rats.......)

        September 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Kat and SLT: Can you see our comments WHILE we are typing them, or only the completed comment? (Ever curious)

        September 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
      • AleeD@MicG

        Warning, sisterly teasing ahead: are you're worried about what you DON'T post? ;)

        September 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
      • MicheleG

        had a typo once when I wrote glitter starting with a c........oopsie.......

        September 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • AleeD@MicG

        LMAO! That'll get you moderated before you get moderated!

        September 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • MicheleG

        thought you appreciate that one!

        "Fumbles "R" Us."

        September 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
      • Kat Kinsman

        Can't see stuff until it's submitted. But we do have cameras in all your homes and can read your thoughts, so, pretty much the same thing.

        September 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Well Crimonently.......THAT makes me feel better...................hafta "bra up" now and put on my makeup. ick.

        September 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • Truth@Kat

        I was wondering what those black helicopters were doing outside out house this morning. Don't mind me while I slip into my bathrobe...:)

        September 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • AleeD

        I thought that was the Coasties practicing their touch 'n' goes. Just bought sheers, too dagnabbit.

        September 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • MicheleG

      Hi Ladies! I guess I should feel honored. My first "Awaiting Moderation" thingy. Wonder what I said to trigger it.

      September 26, 2011 at 11:43 am |
      • JBJingles@MicheleG

        My last moderated post was to the Queen about bedazzling a cane for me last week... RH's post is up now from Saturday, the "cow catcher" was my fave! Ha.

        September 26, 2011 at 11:48 am |
      • Queen of Everything@JBJ

        I would be honored to bedazzle a cane for you. Hot glue, rhinestones and feathers....here I come!

        September 26, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • JBJingles@Queen

        Feathers, huh? LOL My daughters first reaction was that I need a really cool blinged cane too, they know me so well.

        September 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@JBJ

        One of my co-workers uses a cane and she puts wrapping paper around it to coordinate with her outfits. You should totally raid the Dollar Store wrapping paper bins.

        September 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  14. JBJingles

    Good morning all that have made their way here this morning! I have some leftover turkey and pumpkin pie for breakfast.

    September 26, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  15. Queen of Everything

    Kat mentioned a couple of weeks ago that they were having to manually approve some posts because of the software glitches. I'm sure they want it cleared up as badly as we do.

    September 26, 2011 at 10:15 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      We do. We really, really do - I promise. We build this post so y'all can talk, and it makes us nuts when that goes awry.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:25 am |
      • katydid@Kat Kinsman

        While you're at it...can you try to fix the topsy turvy posts even a little? Us Westcoasters have a terrible time following the blog here. I just finished all the other articles and comments on all the other Eatocracy segments and clearly this one has the biggest problem.

        I understand the reasoning behind it, but aren't we all adults here? You know the Klatchers will have the backs of anyone who gets attacked here! (For gosh sakes...we have the Queen, AleeD, Truth, Jerv, the late RichardHead...I could go on and on!)

        The Klatchers Warriors are alive and standing ready!

        September 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
    • AleeD@QOE, Truth, Kat & Sarah

      I remember that post also. Guess I'll be changing Sir Biddle's rain dance into an Software Bug-Repellant dance.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:55 am |
      • Kat Kinsman

        Sooooo - just peeked into the comments and approved this, but saw that there were two identical comments. Wondering if re-posts in a short time frame might have something to do with it? Considering all possibilities, and our community manager David (he's popped in and commented before) is working toward a resolution as quickly as he can.

        Like I said - we build the Klatsch because we WANT you here. Swearzies!

        September 26, 2011 at 11:24 am |
      • AleeD@Kat

        I'm with ya girlfriend! I support you like a $100 Wacoal bra! ;)

        September 26, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
    • AleeD

      I remember that post as well. Guess I'll have to turn Sir Biddle's rain dance in to a Software Bug-Repellant dance.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  16. AleeD & QOD

    Good Morning all. Thanks for the coffee JJ.

    What does everyone think of RichardHead's departure?

    September 26, 2011 at 9:50 am |
    • Truth

      Sad...But I know what he is feeling. Come on Kat, what gives here? See my 8:22 post, and you will find there is no profanity or anything inappropriate there. What gives?

      September 26, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      See my comment below - it's NOT us doing it. Promise.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:18 am |
    • Rick Sanchez@AleeD

      At least he didn't cry like I did when I got fired....:))

      September 26, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  17. Queen of Everything

    Now I'm being you-know-whated too! Oh, the humanity!!!!

    September 26, 2011 at 9:48 am |
  18. Truth

    STILL getting moderated here.. Not being antisocial, just frustrated.

    September 26, 2011 at 9:40 am |
    • Queen of Everything@Truth

      Did you try a different e-mail address? Maybe we are all on here so much that the moderating software thinks we're spam? I've never been spam before. I don't think I like it.

      September 26, 2011 at 9:47 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Hi all - we are absolutely NOT moderating you. It's the software, plain and simple and we're trying to figure out what's going on. Sarah was out last week and I tried as much as I could to go through the "pending" queue and manually approve, but it takes time.

      Please, please be patient and we'll see what we can do. I'll repost this a few times to make sure you all see it. You're a valuable part of Eatocracy, and we build the Coffee Klatsch every day to give you a place to come. It's a software issue and that's it. NOT personal.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:17 am |
  19. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning!

    I think the rain drove them all away...

    September 26, 2011 at 9:33 am |
    • Queen of Everything

      Well, the heat in my office is about to drive me away. I'm usually cold but today I feel like I need a fan. My poor menopausal co-workers are roasting!

      September 26, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  20. Queen of Everything

    Good morning, lounge lizards! Where is everyone?

    September 26, 2011 at 9:31 am |
  21. TX4UREXKARLENE

    Morning ! Picture is perfect , just got in bed after a very hard night . Good night :-)

    September 26, 2011 at 9:02 am |
  22. JainaJade

    Good morning! The coffee is on and the apple cobbler is ready to go! Hope everyone had a great weekend :-)

    September 26, 2011 at 8:29 am |
  23. Truth

    Good morning all, and we have a sad day here in the klatch. Due to the heeavy moderating, brother RichHead has chosen to take some time away. Sad indeed, and I would urge all of the powers that be to moderate the moderation software so as to maintain the free and open communication that has made us what we are today.

    Ok, *steps off of soapbox*...Coffee is on, and we are re-hashing the pigskin action from the weekend. Biggest upset, imho...Buffalo and NE. Never saw that one coming.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:22 am |
    • Sarah LeTrent

      Morning Klatschers, We are working to resolve this issue with the moderation software as swiftly as possible. It's gone a little kooky and we appreciate your patience. We don't want to drive any of you away, let that be known.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:17 am |
 
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