Coffee klatsch
February 20th, 2012
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  1. Laura harvey

    Happy 'fat tuesday'! Hope the mom of 3 is on the mend! Planning light meal 4 ash wed. Pancake & veg soup-no meat.fasting between meals 4 lent's duratíon. Sleepless in ny! :-(

    February 21, 2012 at 2:22 am |
  2. Laura harvey

    Klatch a german word? Is there a tea klatch?-laura

    February 21, 2012 at 12:57 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      One may Klatsch with the warm beverage of one's choosing!

      February 21, 2012 at 2:05 am |
  3. Truth™

    Ok all, I am out. Enjoy your evening and we'll chat tomorrow. Be well!

    February 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  4. Evil Grin

    Is anyone else going to have a BLT and a slice of cherry pie tonight?

    February 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Everyone's on vacation today.

      Either that, or I need a shower.

      February 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  5. Queen of Everything in a Hazmat Suit

    Greetings friends! I'm fairly certain my offspring are trying to kill me. Thing 1 has another bilateral ear infection and since he just completed 2 rounds of oral abx we're now on to IM rocephin and an appt with an ENT doc for tube placements. Thing 2 has another bilateral ear infection and another URI so we're doing another round of oral abx. I've got sore throat, low grade temp and my face feels like it could fall off at any moment. Fun times, y'all.

    February 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Awwww! So sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations. Had 3 kids way back when so I know of what you speak. Hang in there, sweet thang! It will get better! All of it!

      February 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      YIKES! Keep calm and Klatsch on. We're pulling for you.

      February 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Kat, Queenie

        Hm. "Klatsch on." I like that.

        I put forward the motion that this is what we will use as a general greeting from now on. Can I get a second?

        @Queenie: I hope things get better with you! It's no fun being sick, especially on a holiday!

        February 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Klatsch on – Yea or nay?

        I give it a "yea." I like it, too.

        February 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        we now have our own verb.............

        February 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
      • Kat Kinsman

        EDITED: FIXED TYPO (but "clam" is on purpose)

        A little present:

        February 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
      • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Kat

        Isn't there an 's' in klatsch? Either way, this is going up in my cubie tomorrow at work.

        February 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Is that something going around?

      February 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  6. MicheleG™

    The cabin boy (on their cruise ship) just left with their order for breakfast. The port of Monaco was next and they were planning to visit the Casino. Their glee was enhanced by the fact that their coffees (unknown to them) were spiked with something delicious.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  7. Evil Grin

    Salvete, chums. Has everyone come down off their chocolate high from last week?

    February 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Latin: hail!, welcome!, farewell!

      February 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  8. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning everyone! Hope you all are having a fine President's Day while I sit in this office.

    Ugh... Can anyone tell me why I thought having chicarrones with eggs for breakfast was a good idea?

    February 20, 2012 at 9:25 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      "Can anyone tell me why I thought having chicarrones with eggs for breakfast was a good idea?"

      Because it WAS! There is never a bad time for chicarrones. Except possibly while sleeping.

      February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Kat


        Yeah, it was a good idea...though I'm questioning the quality of these since I'm feeling real BLAH right now after eating a few of them...

        February 20, 2012 at 10:29 am |
      • AleeD®@DJCP

        Have some fruit or drink a bunch of water. That may lighten your blah feeling or help your cojones (what did you call them?) digest faster.

        February 20, 2012 at 10:32 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@AleeD


        Oh lord... CHEE-CHAR-OWN-ESS, not...pffhaha!

        February 20, 2012 at 10:54 am |
      • AleeD®@DJCP


        February 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  9. Truth™@Kat, AleeD

    I am theoretically off today, but I came into the office to get started on a project. Also, I LOVE working alone, plus, I get to take a copm day later. Win-Win-Win.

    And what is a durian fruit? Never heard of such.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Durian is an Asian fruit with a scent that has been described as, "pig-s***, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock." This oughta be a good time.

      February 20, 2012 at 9:05 am |
      • Truth™@Kat, AleeD

        Uhm...Thanks, but I had an apple on the train...

        February 20, 2012 at 9:29 am |
      • MicheleG™

        And someone decided that this disarming set of aromas signified something edible???? Now THAT'S an adventurous person!

        February 20, 2012 at 11:58 am |
      • AleeD®@MicG™, Truth & Kat

        That's what I wonder about mushrooms & green beans. What went thru the head of the first person to bury their hand in doodie, whip out a 'shroom, eat it raw and decide it was good eats? I love any kind of cooked mushroom, but I can't help but wonder how many people died, tripped out or both before eating mushrooms became part of everyday eating.

        The person who discovered green beans just needs to have their melon thunked. (: I'm not a fan. :)

        February 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
      • Kat Kinsman

        My best guess is that they saw an animal eat them and not die, but that's always been a wonder of mine!

        February 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        oh, yeah.....I forgot about the thing wherein someone sees an animal eat something. That WOULD tell a person that the food is probably (at least) not going to kill them.

        February 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • AleeD®@Kat & Truth

      Liveblogging to see folks' initial reactions should be very entertaining – and even educational. Do you have plans on what you'll do with it after it's opened and the reactions die down?

      February 20, 2012 at 9:15 am |
      • Kat Kinsman

        It seems like lot of people just eat it, but I have also found what looks to be a delicious cake recipe. Gotta get a few posts out of the way, but I'm thinking perhaps this afternoon.

        February 20, 2012 at 10:10 am |
  10. AleeD®

    Good morning everyone. Hi Truth. *waves* Thanks for the b'fast. Are you off today? I'm not and that's ok.

    Had a nice weekend chillin' at la casa. Warm, muggy & overcast all weekend. Today we're expecting a high of 72, had a low of 55 and 0 chance of rain.

    Hope everyone has a great President's Day!

    February 20, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  11. Truth™

    Good morning all. Coffee is going and bagels are on the back table.

    A dusting of snow last night and an easy commute today, since most of the city is off.

    How was everyone's weekend?

    February 20, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      At work and still Sarah-less. Bought a durian fruit yesterday and considering liveblogging the opening thereof.

      February 20, 2012 at 8:37 am |
      • MicheleG™

        I googled images for it and it looks weird! Didn't look into more info for it however. Is it the red (or yellow) seed thing (I guess that's what it is) the edible part? Do you eat it raw or cook it?

        February 20, 2012 at 11:55 am |
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