December 12th, 2011
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  1. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@DJC

    I know you usually play metal, but my mind is really wanting some Trans-Siberian Orchestra....

    December 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Truth@JBJ

      Here you go darlin'
      Seems DJCP is absent today...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJnd7jcqAoo

      December 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Wooooow! Here I am sitting quietly noodling (doodling) on my pc when I get my SOCKS BLOWN OFF! Yowza! Pardon me while I tip my chair back upright and straighten up my clothes.............

        December 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
      • AleeD from Home Sweet Home ®@Truth, JBJ

        Nice job on the request and the choice. TSO is a knockout band any time of year.

        December 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
      • Truth@JBJ, MichelleG, AleeD

        Those folks do know how to put a tune or two together. Hard to not listen that that at full volume. :)

        December 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
      • JBJingles_from the casa@Truth

        Thank you soooo much!! I had never seen the show, but felt like I had just been there. Amazing and this was the song I wanted to hear. :)

        December 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth

      Thanks, but dang!! I forgot I can't see/hear this at work... I was looking at thier schedule because I would love to go see a show, but alas, they will not be in our area this holiday. :( They will be in the Denver area I believe! :)

      December 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  2. Daizee

    While searching for coffee blogs on Google I came across this site. Fascinating reading although I don't understand a lot of the US based conversation. Over here in NZ , we are celebrating our cricket team beating Australia for the first time in Australia for 26 years....not bad huh?

    December 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Daizee

      Well welcome to our little clubhouse here! I believe you might be our first international visitor. Not sure how exciting the cricket thing is, there was a post last week about crickets in a lollipop though. :)

      December 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Daizee

      Regardless of the sport, it sounds like something real cool. I'd be jazzed up if I beat some team that everyone thought was some untouchable juggernaut *COUGH*patsgiantssuperbowl*COUGH*

      Either way, welcome to the Klatsch, Daizee!

      December 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  3. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Note to self: Next year do not, I repeat do not attempt to put reindeer antlers on Odie. Burn that to memory please.

    December 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • AleeD®@JBJingle Belle

      I'll bite. What happened to Odie's antlers? Gots pix?

      December 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

      No pictures...apparantly cats do like to be dressed up! He hissed and spit and probably would have scratched my eyes out if he could....not a pretty sight.

      December 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  4. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Good morning sunshines! Well, there's no sunshine here today, it's raining buckets of kittens and puppies outside!

    I have some fudge scraps for everyone....why just the scraps you ask?? Because the pretty pieces are on the UPS truck going to Phoenix for mom! :)

    Also have some Fleur de Sel caramel sauce I don't know what to do with....they were supposed to be caramels but I guess I didn't let the sugar get hot enough. Going in for a 2nd attempt tonight.

    December 12, 2011 at 11:34 am |
    • JainaJade@JBJ

      If all else fails: Cheesecake!!!

      December 12, 2011 at 11:39 am |
    • AleeD®@JBJ

      Caramel cause goes great over chocolate ice cream.
      If it's thick enough, dip some Granny Smifs into it!

      December 12, 2011 at 11:47 am |
      • AleeD®@JBJ & JJ

        "Caramel sauce"

        December 12, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

        I liked the Caramel Cause better!! LOL The Caramel Cause, our mission is to make the world a better place through caramel.

        December 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
      • AleeD®@JBJ

        We could say the Caramel Cause is an offshoot of Occupy Caramel. (:

        I look forward to the day I get to meet you so I can give you world's biggest bear hug. :) I've been having one chr@ppy Christmas season this year. But you? You put the JbJingles right back into my Belles. Thank you sweet lady!

        December 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

        Awww, I would love to meet you! We really do need a Klatsch Secret Supper... Sorry you are having a bad holiday so far, but hey there is still time to salvage it!! :)

        December 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

        I am being moderated, me?? I usually don't even come close to saying bad things. Hmph

        December 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@JJ & AleeD

      Thanks! It is pretty thick but it is in the fridge... I think some vanilla ice cream is in order now that we have our fridge back in order!

      December 12, 2011 at 11:52 am |
    • RichardHead

      We gotz any skettie with eyetalian sausage left? I'm Hungry.

      December 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

        Nope, he opted to eat my short ribs instead (that doesn't sound right does it?)....even though they burned a little...

        December 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • AleeD®@JBJ & RH

        Sounds like y'all need to take this to the dungeon. On your way, grab Sir Biddle and take him with you. We need to see if we can get rid of his "burning feeling."

        December 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
  5. Queen of Everything™

    It's mortality review day, boys and girls! Yeah, it's just as fun as it sounds, don't be jealous.

    Go IU!!!!!!

    December 12, 2011 at 10:59 am |
    • Baylor Lady Bears@Queen

      Got MULK ? We can beat these guys shooting left handed while betting on the horses at Churchill Downs.

      December 12, 2011 at 11:35 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Hey, too cool....my Grandma graduated from Baylor. LONG time ago.

        December 12, 2011 at 11:50 am |
      • BLB@MG

        We are Wacko in Waco...:))

        December 12, 2011 at 11:57 am |
    • AleeD®@QOE

      Color me incredulous. It sounds like a review of patients who made it out of the hospital alive and those who didn't. What is the result the review? Do you get the "work smarter not harder" speech? Do you have to promise to better next year? WTF?

      December 12, 2011 at 11:53 am |
    • AleeD®@QOE

      Color me incredulous. It sounds like a review of patients who made it out of the hospital alive and those who didn't. What is the result the review? Do you get the "work smarter not harder" speech? Do you have to promise to better next year?

      December 12, 2011 at 11:53 am |
      • Queen of Everything™@AleeD

        Nothing as exciting as that. Basically, every hospital is playing a numbers game. It's all about your mortality index; observed vs. expected deaths. We do these reviews to make sure that our documentation reflects the seriousness of the patient condition thus raising our number of expected deaths. We're also looking to see if we did everything possible to ensure a dignified and comfortable death.

        December 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  6. This Just In

    This just in. "Romney offered to bet Perry $10,000 he was right. That is all.

    December 12, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  7. Truth

    Good morning all, and many congrats to Bro RichHead on our nosepicks for the week. We done good!

    On the same subject, I will come up with some quality nosepicks later this week, but I am right now as busy as a one armed wallpaper hanger who has a bad case of crabs. I am leaving for NY on Thursday, and need to get a week's worth of work done beforehand. Will be checkig in only sporadically.

    Party on gang!

    December 12, 2011 at 10:44 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      We BAD, We BAD, Oh Yea....WE BAD....:))))

      December 12, 2011 at 10:48 am |
  8. RichardHead@Truth

    I believe WE are 4-0 on NFL NosePicks....Hahahahahaha....That is ALL.

    December 12, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      I was with Jerv and Dallas, guess I missed an easy week with picks last week.

      December 12, 2011 at 10:33 am |
      • RichardHead@SirB

        I was trying to help You and Queenie get out of the cellar. It's Truth's turn this week if he checks in...

        December 12, 2011 at 10:38 am |
      • Sir Biddle@RH

        Me likey the cellar!

        December 12, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  9. MicheleG™

    GREAT Monday morning! It's supposed to rain like he(( here today! Cheers! We need the rain!

    December 12, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  10. JainaJade

    Good morning one and all! Hoping to have a slightly less crazy week but we shall see what the boss(es) have in store for me.
    Waiting for one last gift to ship and then I will be officially done with the holiday shopping :-D

    December 12, 2011 at 9:43 am |
  11. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good Morning Klatsch! How is everyone doing today?

    December 12, 2011 at 9:39 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      Cold in VA but an otherwise fine day here. Hey, have you heard any of Robin Thicks music?

      December 12, 2011 at 10:30 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Jerv

        Nope. Can't say that I have.

        December 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  12. Queen of Everything™@All

    "Indiana, our Indiana, Indiana, we're all for you.
    We will fight for the cream and crimson, for the glory of old IU.
    Never daunted, we cannot falter in the battle, we're tried and true.
    Indiana, our Indiana, Indiana, we're all for you!"

    Kentucky su cks!!!!!!

    December 12, 2011 at 9:13 am |
    • Big Blue Wildcat

      So you get Lucky with a 3 pointer at the buzzer...IU= LOSERS.

      December 12, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • Queen of Everything™@Big Blue

        Might I remind that we were doing pretty darn good up until that point too. You know, there is a reason that Kentucky is abbreviated KY.

        December 12, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  13. Sir Biddle

    Good Morning Crew!

    December 12, 2011 at 9:05 am |
    • Jerv@SirB

      Morning SirB. Did you see that Greenbay game?

      December 12, 2011 at 9:11 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv

        I peaked here and there when I could, but I was on Dad duty. After being gone a week, I couldn't complain. 49's surprised me though. How goes it in Richmond?

        December 12, 2011 at 9:17 am |
      • Jerv@SirB

        WTH? They lost to Arizona? Never saw that one coming. Getting cold here. I caught word that my boss is retiring soon. I bet we end up with a real nazi. Well, all good things...

        December 12, 2011 at 9:27 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv

        Thats the way it usually works. My previous boss was awesome and I miss him. Current boss is an insecure, micromanaging, control freak who keeps everyone in the dark. She's kissed @ss to get where she is and the sad thing is, I don't see her going anywhere anytime soon.

        December 12, 2011 at 10:09 am |
      • AleeD®@Sir Biddle & Jerv

        Guys, Iz gotz low friendz in high places .... or is that the uddah way around ..... ?

        December 12, 2011 at 10:15 am |
    • AleeD®@Sir Biddle

      Good morning and welcome back! Did you and San Fransisco treat each other well?

      You "peaked"? Iiiiiiiinteresting. ~_~

      December 12, 2011 at 9:19 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AleeD

        SF was pretty good, low key and nothing too crazy. While I am fairly certain I could have found trouble, I didn't even look. Anything happen last week?

        December 12, 2011 at 10:05 am |
      • AleeD®@Sir Biddle

        Why yes as a matter of fact. On Wed last week, we were all marveling at the great picture of you that Kat & SLT posted.

        December 12, 2011 at 10:13 am |
      • Sir Biddle@AleeD

        HA!!! Lovely shot of me enjoying tea. And here I thought that burning feeling last Wednesday was something else, ends up it was all the love from here in my absence.

        December 12, 2011 at 10:32 am |
      • RichardHead@SirB

        :)))))

        December 12, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  14. Jerv

    Good morning everyone. It is in the 40s here in VA. Pretty cold. Mega MIllions is up to 116 million. Boooraah!

    December 12, 2011 at 8:37 am |
    • AleeD®@Jerv

      Hey there mon ami! How was your weekend? Run over any trolls at the mall?

      December 12, 2011 at 8:52 am |
      • Jerv@AleeD

        Great weekend. I make it a personal mission to stay as far away from the mall as I possibly can. I actually live by a mall and the traffic this time of year is horrendous. Did you have any family over for the weekend?

        December 12, 2011 at 9:09 am |
      • AleeD®@Jerv

        No I didn't. In fact, it quite the opposite and I was alone all weekend. Why do you ask?

        December 12, 2011 at 9:18 am |
      • Jerv

        Just being nosey. Hehe.

        December 12, 2011 at 9:21 am |
      • AleeD®@Jerv

        ;) No, no company. Hubby was home from his Toronto trip late Friday nite. We played together Saturday. Then, Sunday morning I put him on another plane to Hot-lanta for an overniter. Yeah, I'm over his business travel cr@p. Fortunately this his last trip for the year.

        Were you a football potato all weekend?

        December 12, 2011 at 9:34 am |
      • Jerv@AleeD

        Oh heck yeah. In front of the bo ob tube the entire weekend. Loved it. What's up with that bomb post?

        December 12, 2011 at 9:38 am |
      • AleeD®@Jerv

        HA! That's what I did last nite: caught up on some TV time.
        The bomb and the Eye Witness post , I don't know. Maybe one of the regs needed to vent anonymously.

        December 12, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  15. Eye Witness

    Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent interaction between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester.

    There were protesters at the grocery store handing out pamphlets on the evils of America . I politely declined to take one.

    There was an elderly woman behind me and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined. The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice the young lady said, "Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq ?"

    The old woman looked up at her and said:

    "Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea , and a son in Vietnam .. "

    "All three died so a b itch like you could have the right to stand here and badmouth our country. If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your a ss and open it."

    December 12, 2011 at 7:44 am |
  16. AleeD®

    Good morning everybody. High of 80; low around 64; foggy with a 30% chance of rain. Coffee's on.
    It occurred to me that JBJingles is the first one of us to so thoroughly bedazzle her screen name: ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™
    Congratulations to WD both for her blessing and for getting Truth's head pieced back together again.
    Hope everyone had a great weekend.

    December 12, 2011 at 7:08 am |
  17. Virginia Paul

    How much is a bomb?

    My view on sending war troops and dropping bombs. I am multi-cultural and have lived in many countries, 3 different continents from as far as Australia, Africa and Asia in the last 30 years.

    To sell peace – to convince a culture to change is by offering a mother and child access to our (American) culture by providing airline passage and a homestay at a midlle income home in the United States for at least two weeks. Visit the parks, schools, amusement parks, museums and malls. I belive it is cheaper to fill up a plane every week one group at a time. How much is a bomb ($25K), how much did it cost our military over the years? We learn about a country by reading or travel. Why should we expect or hope that peace will come if the people of this particular country have no knowledge of what the US is – and why a bomb is being dropped – to the majority of Afghans – the US would always appear to be the bad guys. So why not let the afghan woman, and child (the future adult Afghan) change the perception by showing them the lifestyle that the US is so proud off.

    December 12, 2011 at 5:45 am |
    • RichardHead

      I gotz a Bomb for 'ya.....sniff my crack-This is a Food Blog,Keep this political B.S. out of here.

      December 12, 2011 at 9:56 am |
      • BoBo

        Nice!

        December 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Don't you justr hate it when people get political on a food blog...?

        December 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
 
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