Coffee klatsch
August 23rd, 2012
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  1. Mary Shannon

    For the record, I tried to post 3 times this morning while waiting in the dr. office for Dad's stress test to finish (3 whole hours)!! Has anyone else had issues posting while using a BlackBerry?

    August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@MS

      I havn't been able to post from my Droid phone in a looooong time.

      August 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        Haven't been able to post from the iPhizzle for several weeks....

        Can only read.

        August 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • AleeD®@Mary S

      One of the regulars who isn't posting here regularly anymore (was it SeaBee? Tazer?) used to have problems with their Blackberry. Sad that there are so many software conflicts in this day and age.

      I was surprised to find out just this weekend that not all websites recognize tablet software. I was looking for something to surf the 'net with while out of town. Lap top it is!

      August 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  2. Meg Ryan@Tom Hanks

    You've got mail.

    (For gods' sake, when will this collagen wear off?)

    August 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  3. Kat Kinsman

    Fellow Klatschmenons - a wee bit of insight into my brain. Mmmm...brraaaaiiiinnnnn...

    August 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • Truth™@Kat

      Thank you for an informative, sensitive and compassionate article. I admire the huevos that it must have taken to write that.

      And for the record, been there, done that.

      August 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • SUJ

      A Dark Horse. Brave move sharing something intimate with strangers- opening the door to let the shadows out. Being goth is like wearing your heart on your sleeve. Good article. Cheers!

      August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
      • SUJ

        I read and enjoyed the article yesterday but didn't pay attention to the author until you pointed it out.

        August 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      I tried to send you lots of hugs for a very well written story but the modbots didn't like it. H U G S to you!

      August 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • Mary Shannon

      Thanks for being brave enough to bare your soul in this venue, Kat. I'm sure you wish your life had been different, but if you've helped just one person by writing this article (and I think from the comments you've helped more than that), then you've done a wonderful thing today. Hugs to you!!

      August 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  4. Mildred

    Hello everyone! I hope the morning went well!

    August 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  5. 5 Most Common Questions

    Hi what's your name? Where you from? How long you in town? What do you do? Want a private dance?

    August 23, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Haha. They said "erecting a tent".

      August 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • Sir Biddle

      Spoken like a true "performer"

      "We see each other naked every day," she explains, "so we kind of open up to each other."

      August 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
      • Alien8

        Sir Biddle? Sir Biddle, of the Order of the Boiled Deepwater Horizon Crabs? Well-met, sirrah.

        August 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@Area51

          I don't boil my crabs but I'm the same one from the crab post.

          August 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  6. Jerv

    Man I can't stand it when you want to get something done and the system is down. Oh well. I had a bagel and cream cheese with bacon this morning. Couldn't believe how good the odd combo was. Have a great day All!

    August 23, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  7. MicheleG™

    A Cheery Turnover for everyone on a nice, softly hazy AM out here.

    Enjoying our little pulse of coolishness before another round of roasty, toasty hotsies next week.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • MicheleG™

      Cherry Turnovers ARE Cheery!

      August 23, 2012 at 10:28 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@MG

        I'm guessing that the "Cheery" ones have less calories than the "Cherry" ones! ;)

        August 23, 2012 at 11:07 am |
        • MicheleG™

          Yuppsie! Wish I could eat one......All I can do is watch wistfully as Jack dives into one. Dang.

          August 23, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  8. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Their meeting seems calmer today. Dude must not have stepped in anything this morning.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Truth™

      "In a rare display of candor and honesty, the HR Department really was very happy to meet you."

      August 23, 2012 at 10:26 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫


        I recognized these same people immediately. I was thinking there was something familiar with this pic, then remembered the guy with his shoe on the table and everyone weirded out.

        August 23, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • Sir Biddle@Jdizz, Truth

      The only person missing is Winnie Wang who took a personal day when the photo was taken.

      August 23, 2012 at 11:20 am |

    Morning !!! Friday morning after work we are going to a casino for breakfast & later in the evening me & our LandLady are going to meet Don Piper author of 90 minutes in Heaven !!! I Wish everyone Well :-D

    August 23, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  10. Truth™

    Good morning all. How is everyone doing today?

    August 23, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  11. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew! How goes the wacky bunch today?

    August 23, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  12. Farm Named in Cantaloupe RECALL

    Chamberlain Farms of Owensville Indiana has finally been named as one source of recalled cantaloupe causing the death of 2 people in Kentucky and the illness of 178 others.
    Film at 11:00.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:44 am |
    • Canteloupe

      Good. Let the healing begin. Stop blaming me.

      August 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  13. AleeD®

    Good morning folks. I brought in Blue Mountain coffee and blueberry scones.for breakfast. DJ, thanks for yesterday's mashup. Anything can be made better by mixing in some Will Smith. Have a fun day all.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:40 am |
    • Tom Hanks

      You've got mail.

      August 23, 2012 at 8:56 am |

        Meg wants her old lips back :-{}

        August 23, 2012 at 10:26 am |
        • MicheleG™


          August 23, 2012 at 10:29 am |
      • Canteloupe

        Are you sure it's mail and not crabs?

        August 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
        • Sir Biddle

          Can't get crabs with hardwood floors.

          August 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
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