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August 6th, 2012
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  1. paul smith 財布

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    August 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  2. Mary Shannon

    Poking my head in to say "hi" to everyone, now crawling back under the rock where today's mood belongs.

    August 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      well, glad you checked in with us. There's LOTS happening out and about today. My biggest thingie is the Mars landing. Fantabulous!

      Unfortunately the trolls are crawling around trying to disrupt and annoy but they, by definition, are failures.

      Cheers and HUGS to you!

      August 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • AleeD®@Mme Shannon

      I hear you on the Munday Moodiness. Have a ))))hug or 4((((, do something happy for yourself and try to think about all the other days of the week that are not Monday. ;D

      August 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • RichardHead@Mary

      It's Only Monday...can it be that Bad?

      August 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  3. Mildred

    Good day everyone! the cherry tomatoes are ripening at my farm veggie delivery place. I can't wait for Wednesday's delivery!

    August 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  4. MicheleG™

    I agree with JBJ... What the h3!! do these people want?

    August 6, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  5. Jerv

    Looks like the troll usually hangs out over in the Entertainment section on the Marque Blog in the "While you were at work" thread. You can see them talking about trolling Eatocracy. Troll beat down. Boorah!

    August 6, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Jerv

      Aww, they blocked that area from me! I used to be able to go there...

      August 6, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • RichardHead@Sokman

      You may now turn your sock puppet towards your face and hear....I Suck. Fail. Return to your basement so Mommie can unhook the Internets connection.

      August 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • angrybabykitty

      Oh joy! I found out they had lots of fun bashing me. The mood I'm in now, its best if I don't

      August 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@abk

        Well, you can either let it get you down, OR play with them like pets....sometimes that can be fun too. :D

        August 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          Lol! True. I've just spent the day with inlaw family who hates me because my adoptive parents are African American (I'm white). Just gets old hearing bashing. Thankfully, we go home tonight!

          August 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@abk

          I am so sorry you had to endure that! Ugh, ugh, and more ugh. I have one family member like that and I truly know how you feel when you say it gets old. I just think of how embarrassing they are to themselves, and smile.

          August 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          @JB- its pretty pathetic how some people still act, huh? They need to just grow up. 30 minutes and we head home. And I'll take your advice to smile to myself :).

          August 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@abk

          Hang in there! I had inlaw family hate me and we are all of the same race, they just didn't like "outsiders"! LOL You are the better person, so take pride in that. :)

          August 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@@Jerv

      You're a day late a wit short, just sayin'.

      August 7, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  6. MicheleG™

    TOUCHDOWN Gale Crater Mars! Yee Haa!

    August 6, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@MG

      Settle down there Sparky! Glad you enjoyed it though, I don't have much interest myself....

      August 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  7. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Morning all! Hope everyone is doing fine today.

    This past weekend was full of homely upkeep:
    -My brother and his wife went to Home Depot to buy a bunch of dirt and bricks to put up against the fence so that their dog wouldn't dig under it and into the neighbor's yard.

    -We put a new furniture set into my room: New bed, dresser, nightstand and such.

    -We also cleaned out my closet of most of the clothes that I don't wear anymore. The rest is going to get sent to Goodwill or something of the sort.

    So things are looking up. We just have to go through the rest of the stuff later today...

    August 6, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • MicheleG™

      Peaceful home life. Treasure and savor it. Nice.

      August 6, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  8. Truth™

    Good morning all!

    How is everyone doing today, and how was the weekend? Hot week ahead here. Local schools are starting back today. Seems unusually early to me, but on the east coast, school starts after labor day.

    August 6, 2012 at 9:14 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      @Truth- Good morning! It's going to be a scorcher today here. Weekend was hetic, but The funeral for husband's grandmother is this afternoon and we will go back home tonight. The local schools start the middle of August here. What time of year do they start summer where you are? They don't even start summer vacation until the second week of June here. Seems to be a short break to me. How was your weekend?

      August 6, 2012 at 9:46 am |
      • Truth™@ABK

        Weekend was good. Lots of house chores.

        School here gets out right around memorial day. I used to be a teacher, so I understand the need for a shorter break...Kids do forget a lot over the summer, but I cannot imagine that learning will come easily in a hot classroom.

        August 6, 2012 at 10:01 am |
        • angrybabykitty

          @ Truth, very true. I lived in Utah for awhile where they didn't turn on the ac very much.

          August 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth

      We are heading into triple digits for the whole week, yuck!

      My weekend was spent hacking and coughing, sipping a nice vintage Nyquil, sucking on Halls drops, and Mucinex. Lovely, just lovely. I need to get over this quick, lots of travel coming up starting the end of the month.

      August 6, 2012 at 11:37 am |
      • Truth™@JBJ

        Summer colds are the worst. Get better soon there Darlin'

        August 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        Turn your head and cough, Puhleez.

        August 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
        • AleeD®@Dr. Head

          Bu-bu-but she doesn't have any .... oh I get it. ;)

          August 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
        • RichardHead@AleeD

          Hahahahaha--What's up Sista'? No wonder I never did well in Physical Science at Skool.

          August 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth & RH

        Truth – Thanks.

        RH – *turns my head in your direction* COUGH, COUGH, HACK, HACK. There, I want to share my misery. :p (jk)

        August 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
        • RichardHead@JBJ

          I knew I should have worn my salad guard when I got up. Is that Broccoli?

          August 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

          More like cooked okra. Ewww, I just grossed myself out. OpO

          August 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
        • RichardHead@JBJ

          Gross me out Ethel,unless Smoked BBQ was included. How 'ya feeling today?

          August 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  9. JainaJade

    Good morning! Counting down the days until GenCon, a countdown that I believe matches with the one until Queen's birthday. The garden is still doing amazingly well, and the large dose of rain we got last can only help. Hoping that the temperatures will still up so that I can get another round of eggplant end, but I guess we shall see how that goes!

    August 6, 2012 at 8:04 am |
    • Mildred

      I've not made it to GenCon before, but my best friends will be in the rooms hosting Pathfinder Society games (one as a GM, one as a HQ/assistant).

      August 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
      • JainaJade@Mildred

        you should come out! this is the first year for hubby, he'll be competing in the L5R tournament :-)

        August 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  10. Ryan Goodman

    Good Monday morning! It's already requiring a few cups of coffee to get started. Do me a favor and stop by my blog today and help me answer a question.

    Many people think farm signs next to crops mean corporate owned farms – in reality, they signify different plant varieties used. What terms or objects do farmers use that you wish you could better understand?

    August 6, 2012 at 7:39 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

      Anyone look at this link?? Just curious, but not curious enough to try it at work...

      August 6, 2012 at 11:41 am |
      • Ryan Goodman

        It's not spam, I promise. Just a link to my blog post today about road-side farm signs and what they mean. Also asking what things you may have questions about when it comes to farming terms and phrases.

        August 6, 2012 at 11:42 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Ryan

        OK, I can't access blogs at work though. I have family up in Moses Lake, WA, so we drive from the airport in Spokane along I-90, lots of farms along the way. I don't see signs too often though, although it would be nice to know what they are growing. Christmas is nice as they decorate the farm equipment with lights and displays. What type of farming terms or phrases are there?? I guess I'm just a city girl.

        August 6, 2012 at 11:56 am |
        • Ryan Goodman

          Hope fully you can view my blog later on today. I have a few stories on this site if you want to find out more about it.

          August 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          Ryan I looked at your blog. VERY nice. Informative and educational. Thanks! I'll be back!

          August 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
      • Kat Kinsman

        That's our farmer Ryan! He's good people.

        August 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Kat

          We like good peeples! :) What type of farming are we talking about??

          August 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
        • Ryan Goodman

          @JB, my experience is growing up and working on beef cattle farms, but I can get ya in touch with farmers from any type of crop of livestock. I listed a number of them in this post for Eatocracy –

          August 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • RichardHead@Mr. Ryan Goodman

      Good afternoon Sir.....As a Multi-State Driver, I have noticed the signs along the Highways of America. I have also noticed while waiting for 2 or 3 days to load in the Mid-West that "New Signs " have been posted along my re-route concerning GMS or GAS and each of these signs are from Monsanto. My question....Do the Farmers of the field realize that Monsanto has a claim concerning the planted land? These signs appear overnight,so I was just wondering. Thank You.

      August 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • Ryan Goodman

        Thanks for the Q. You'll find signs like those from a number of seed companies. They will designate different plant varieties planted on a farm. With these it's a visual to observe how different varieties are performing in a growing season. The letters may signify an abbreviation for the varieties name. Some farmers choose not to have these signs on their farms. It does not show ownership by the seed company, like Monsanto. There's more links in the blog post I shared at the beginning of this thread.

        August 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
        • RichardHead@Mr. Ryan Goodman

          Thank You Sir for the prompt answer.......yet it does not answer my question.......I have yet to see a Farmer that has an Independent sign posted in their fields. Unless Heirlooms have been planted and posted in acres of 20 or more,it makes me wonder,who controls this field.? This has been a sticking point with me for quite sometime, as well as I assume with the Smaller Farmer. Thank You.

          August 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
        • Ryan Goodman

          @Richard, I am not certain what you're asking when you say that "Monsanto has a claim concerning the planted land." I won't get into a debate about a specific company's practices.

          I have turned to a few farming friends and they are getting me more information about the use and meaning of the signs. If that's what you're looking for, I will do my best to get links back to you.

          August 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
        • RichardHead@Mr. Ryan Goodman

          Thank You Sir....It is not my intention to question the Landowners use of the Farm Land....I think you can see where I'm coming from. I Support our Farmers in the Best Way Possible.....buying at Local Farmers Markets and talking to the Local Farmer. I am lucky to live in a small town outside of a very Large City. I get the Good stuff first. Keep up the Good Work.

          August 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • Shirely U. Jest

      Trolling a food blog for suckers to go visit a purported blog about farm signs with a most obscure domain name.... Go Fish somewhere else.

      August 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Shirely U. Jest

        OOPs, sorry somehow stuck in the wrong place for this post.

        August 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
      • Kat Kinsman

        Ryan is a regular contributor to the site. No trolling, I assure you.

        August 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
        • Shirely U. Jest

          Perhaps my foot will taste better with some wasabi. Sorry, I don't know how I missed reading the whole thread.

          August 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
        • RichardHead@Shirley U Jest

          Possibly with your Head up your AZZ, you had no way to Look left or Right. Just a thought......

          August 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
        • Kat Kinsman

          It happens. No worries.

          And mmmm...wasabifoot...

          August 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
      • Ryan Goodman

        It's alright, you'll get a pass this time Shirely! :) We never can tell who is trolling these days. I'm just as interested in food as any one else!

        Sorry about the funky look to the url. I use short-links to make my comments cleaner without the bulky full url address.

        August 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  11. AleeD®

    Uh-oh. Jerv's about to take a header into his coffee cup. Camera's ready ....

    If you have a delicate stomach, don't look at the Lounge's thread on 7/25. Someone schmeared it with spam. Ewww.

    Good morning Happy Klatschers! Any excitement over the weekend? Yesterday we got 2 inches ....... of rain. Heh-heh. Today we're supposed to get more. Hope everyone has a dee-lightful week.

    August 6, 2012 at 7:13 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

      Wow, on 7/25! Who comes up with this jibberish? I've seen similar posts around this site increasingly...makes me wonder what they want?? Ransom to stop? I'll chip in a nickel, but not a dime more. :)

      August 6, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • AleeD®@JBJ, Kat & SLT

      Howdee-doo Nice Lady. Soooo very sorry you have the Summer Smackdown of colds. Fluids, powerade zero and greens (even if you have to smoke 'em).

      Spam is nasty, greasy stuff no matter what form it takes or who serves it up. I'm hoping Kat & SLT can d-IP into their bag of IT tricks like they did with our troll last week and snuff 'em out.

      August 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
      • RichardHead@Kat & SLT

        After reading the code breakdown from past Klatsch post, IMHO a warning should be sent to the IT Dept for an over the pond backdoor breakin. Multi pings are not a good thing.

        August 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
        • Kat Kinsman

          We're working on it. I just got back to work after a week away and saw the mess. Ugh.

          August 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
        • RichardHead@Kat

          Thank You.....taking over an overseas company is always hard. I also apologize for my reply at the bottom of the page. It is where it should be.

          August 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Kat

          Welcome back, hope you had a FANTASMIC birthday! Sorry about the mess though...they got a little rowdy last week.

          August 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          @ Kat- sorry you had to come back to such a mess. I'm fairly new here and haven't seen such troll activities since high school. I was embarrassed they made me look so stupid. The real me has a WordPress account for whenever my lazy self can make a blog.

          August 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
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