Coffee klatsch
March 28th, 2012
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  1. La Gifts

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    April 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  2. La Gigi Villordo

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post plus the rest of the site is also really good.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  3. MalaDee®@my AOA boss

    What's worse than having to rant? Posting your rant twice because both versions have been moderated.
    I'm not mad. It just took all the wind out of the sails of my rant. :))))))

    March 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Unwitting therapy.............

      March 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
      • MalaDee®

        Is that the same as "witless?" :D

        March 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          maybe so, now that I think about it.

          March 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
        • The Witty One@MalaDee

          Hey! I resemble that remark :)

          March 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
        • MalaDee®

          That is SO not true, my friend. :D

          March 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  4. MalaDee®@my AOA boss

    Granted I'm not in the circle of management's radiant sunshine. I am, however, the purported slop-swilling shoe scum who gets the job done in your department. The least you could do is answer all my questions so that I can do my cow-flappin' job the right way.

    /end rant/

    March 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  5. Mildred

    Hey there...

    For interesting personal food news... a blog for a local paper is throwing a birthday bash at a swanky hotel space/restruant tomorrow night. And I'm going.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • Mildred

      blarg... forgot to spell check restaurant of all words...

      March 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  6. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ Truth

    You got one on the Ramsay thread. Just not a direct reply.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  7. Queen of Everything

    Howdy ho, party people!

    March 28, 2012 at 10:39 am |
    • The Witty One@QOE

      I got that boom boom pow.

      March 28, 2012 at 10:48 am |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        That chick is jackin' my style.

        March 28, 2012 at 11:47 am |
        • The Witty One@QOE

          I'm up in the gym working on my fitness?

          March 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      I'll take that as a compliment!

      Howdy Ho back atcha!

      March 28, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  8. The Witty One a.k.a. The Former IKEA Model

    Howdy do folks?

    March 28, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • AleeD®@TWO


      Hi TWO! How's it going?

      March 28, 2012 at 10:17 am |
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        It's going well. I've been typing on my laptop for the last week and am trying to get used to the keyboard in my office. That last sentence took me about 30 minutes to type correctly! :)

        March 28, 2012 at 10:48 am |
        • AleeD®@TWO

          HA! And another half an hour to post it? Maybe it would be faster to train carrier pigeons. ;)

          March 28, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  9. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning all! Hope all is well mid-week.

    March 28, 2012 at 9:25 am |
    • AleeD®@DJ

      So far, so good mon Kepitan. We just barely survived ..... a fire drill. ;) What's gnu wit you?

      March 28, 2012 at 9:33 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@AleeD

        Got some external HDDs yesterday to backup some stuff from a few of the computers so we can clean them out and hopefully bring up some performance...

        March 28, 2012 at 10:27 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Honey Badger Don't Care about no HDD

          March 28, 2012 at 11:52 am |
        • MicheleG™

          It doesn't give a sheet

          March 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  10. JainaJade

    Good morning everyone! I have some new recipes up on dancingveggies (dot) come if anyone is interested :-)
    Going to attempt to make donut muffins tonight...which should be interesting

    March 28, 2012 at 9:04 am |
    • Mrs. Earbore

      As long as they are "tasteful' they win.......

      Good Morning!

      March 28, 2012 at 9:08 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        March 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |
        • Mrs. Earbore

          You can't be tasteful? WELL now!

          March 28, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  11. MicheleG™

    Yeah. You know, the morning pit stop then I can't get back to sleep. SO! I figured I'd just get up and start the day with my coffee and diabetic pills........

    I'm looking forward to our 4 day getaway this weekend!

    March 28, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Nice, where are you going?

      March 28, 2012 at 8:25 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Laughlin, Nevada........right on the Colorado River. We stay at one of the (7? or 8?) casinos on the Nevada side. Harrah's usually. It's fun during the cooler months!

        March 28, 2012 at 8:32 am |
        • Mary Shannon

          Have a great time! Maybe a nice massage at the hotel spa?

          March 28, 2012 at 8:37 am |
        • MicheleG™

          My boyfriend gets lots of comps. Maybe I'll do that this time. hmmmm....

          I like the ferry boats up and down the river, too. And there is a tour boat that goes down to the London Bridge. Never done that either. This may be the time to do it.

          March 28, 2012 at 8:41 am |
    • MicheleG™

      "I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me."
      Stephen Fry

      March 28, 2012 at 8:36 am |
  12. Mary Shannon

    Good morning, Ladies!! Are we having a Ladies Day today led by Miss Manners in the photo?

    March 28, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • MicheleG™

      Yes. We are practicing being ever so cultured! Remember the character from Laugh In played by Lily Tomlin?

      March 28, 2012 at 8:22 am |
      • MicheleG™

        March 28, 2012 at 8:30 am |
        • AleeD®

          Awesome. :)

          March 28, 2012 at 8:33 am |
      • AleeD®

        Found this on Wiki:
        "Mrs. Judith Beasley, also known as "The Tasteful Lady", is a somewhat prudish and prissy, conservatively dressed middle-aged apolitical woman who dispenses advice on gracious living and a life of elegance."

        Sadly I don't remember this character. I DO remember Edith Ann &, my favorite, Ernestine. :) Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

        March 28, 2012 at 8:32 am |
        • MicheleG™

          I found her character under the name Mrs. Earbore. Which one is right? Did she do two?

          March 28, 2012 at 8:34 am |
        • AleeD®

          It looks like you're the winner! So what was the line in Wiki talking about?

          Is this another example of why one should not rely on Wiki for information? Inquiring minds wanna know.

          March 28, 2012 at 8:47 am |
        • MicheleG™

          Lily Tomlin, whose characters included:

          Mrs. Earbore. A "tasteful" society matron, Mrs. Earbore would express quiet disapproval about a tasteless joke or remark, and then rise from her chair with her legs spread, and sometimes got doused with a bucket of water.


          Maybe it was the evolution of Laugh In itself over several years. ?

          March 28, 2012 at 9:02 am |
        • MicheleG™

          When I googled "Mrs. Judith Beasley" it came up as a Tomlin character who was a "consumer advocate."

          Mrs. Earbore was the Tasteful Lady.

          March 28, 2012 at 9:05 am |
    • AleeD®

      Mornin' Miss Mary! It looks like ladies' day so far. I don't know about being led by Miss Priss tho'. Looks like she could use some quality time in the dungeon.

      March 28, 2012 at 8:37 am |
      • MicheleG™

        she needs a boyfriend like, like, um, ......... who WOULD be "good" for her?

        March 28, 2012 at 8:38 am |
        • AleeD®

          Sir Biddle could straighten her out in a heartbeat. In fact, he may already have and THAT'S why she's smiling like that.

          March 28, 2012 at 8:43 am |
        • MicheleG™

          so where is when we need him?

          March 28, 2012 at 9:17 am |
      • Mary Shannon

        Maybe she is sitting so formally because of the stick still in her nether regions. :-)

        March 28, 2012 at 9:00 am |
        • AleeD@MaryS

          I like the way you think.

          March 28, 2012 at 9:26 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        First thought that popped in my head was it looked like the milk man just left for the morning.

        March 28, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  13. MicheleG™

    I'm here with Miss Quality.

    March 28, 2012 at 7:49 am |
    • AleeD®

      G'mornin' Miss Michele. How's tings with you this early morning? Insomnia keepin' you up?

      March 28, 2012 at 8:04 am |
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