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August 31st, 2012
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  1. RichardHead

    Good Saturday Morning,kids.....I hope everyone will have a safe and food filled Holiday. Plus cold beverages of your choice. If the remants of the storm hit you this weekend,still try and have a good time.
    Be safe Everyone. :))

    September 1, 2012 at 9:29 am |

      Enjoy your holiday RH & family . Gettin laundry done . Want to head back down to Mo. Sunday ...

      September 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  2. Mary Shannon

    Happy Friday afternoon, everyone. I've had a technologically challenged day so far, thanks to my evil internet provider (yes, the same one RH had trouble with last week). After 2 hours on the phone and a trip to the local office and my own techy skills, I'm back up and running. Heck, only lost 5 hours on a holiday Friday, what's the biggie? I hope everyone has a much, much better day and weekend than me.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Truth™@Mary

      Glad to hear things worked out without additional headaches. Dad is likely going to be calling you later.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
      • Mary Shannon

        Uh oh...should I be worried?

        August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  3. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Your tune for Friday: (even though I work tomorrow):

    August 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Anyone catch the thumping the Niners put on the Chargers last night? That's the momentum I like to see going into Lambeau to start the season. Today is Bloody Friday, roster all to be cut to 53 men by 9PM EST this evening.

    That means we begin the Nose Pickem's on Tuesday.

    I'm guessing Peyton edges himself onto the roster in Denver.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Hmmm. Trying to see why this was moderated.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
      • AleeD®@Jdizz

        Did it have anything to do with the word "sp!cy?"

        August 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @AleeD

          No. Came close with Nose Pickem's, though

          August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
      • angrybabykitty

        @Jdizz-I see you get to work tomorrow too. Do you at least get any time off?

        August 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Yeah, Sunday and Monday. Monday is first practice for The Pumpkins soccer team with Coach Jdizzle. First game is on 09/08/2012, they didn't give us much notice. Should be interesting trying to keep a "game" of 3on3 5 and 6 year olds going.

          August 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
        • AleeD®@Jdizz

 It'll be just like herding cats.

          August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          @Jdizz & AleeD- sounds like fun. Mini me starts in dance next week. Toddlers doing "ballet" is adorable. I'm so not a dance mom, I'm just giving her an activity. That child is a "Princess" according to

          August 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
    • angrybabykitty

      @Jdizz- nope I was rather busy arresting a man claiming to be Jesus.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
      • Truth™@ABK

        "Two men say, they're Jesus...One of them must be wrong" – Dire Straits

        August 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  5. MicheleG™

    Glad to "hear" no one got hurt or suffered damage form the big "I!" Nice.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      FROM....nor form!

      I guess spel chek will never include usage glitches.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  6. Mildred

    I hope everyone has a great weekend!

    A friend of mine is having a dinner party tomorrow night that I'm looking forward too. And a wedding on Sunday to go to.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  7. MicheleG™

    Howdy. Who all got soaked by Isaac?

    August 31, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@MicheleG

      We got some of it down here, but luckily avoided a direct hit. Still was enough to close down everything for 2 days though...

      August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • AleeD®@MicG™

      We got soaked & blowed (heh-heh), but little if any damage locally. How's things with you?

      August 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm |

    Happy Weekend to everyone !!! We will moving :-))) Wish we had more time & $$$ ;)
    Very Happy & hope everyone has a Wonderful weekend – gotta take a nap ....

    August 31, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  9. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Happy Friday!

    So I just found out that there's a Tabasco buffalo sauce. I am currently trying it on just about everything I eat in the office.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:02 am |
    • AleeD®@DJCP

      Really? And she didn't scream ... ? Pity.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
      • Truth™@AleeD, DJCP

        Ok, I just got that...

        August 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
        • AleeD®@Truth™

          heh-heh ~_~

          August 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      There's also a Habenero and a Garlic Pepper Tabasco. I have both at home, they're pretty good.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  10. Truth™

    Good morning all, and happy end of summer...Anyone have big plans for the long weekend?

    August 31, 2012 at 8:11 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      @Truth- Good morning! I'm working all weekend and my little girl turns 4 on Monday. Time has flown by!! How about you?

      August 31, 2012 at 9:10 am |
      • Truth™@ABK

        No big plans here. Going out of the country next week, so this weekend will be all of the requisite housecleaning, laundry, packing and preparation. Looking VERY forward to getting away though.

        August 31, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  11. AleeD®

    Good Morning and a Phenomenal Phriday to all! It sounds like while hubby & I were having 1/2 the windows in our casa replaced yesterday, I missed Trolls-on-Parade here. Didn't notice any, um, fluid spatter when I came in. I hope that means there wasn't any bloodshed on our side.

    In addition to some Columbian coffee & Dunkin Dognuts for all, I picked up some extra cans of Raid, Troll-B-Gone and Round-up ... in case the trolls some back and are militant vegans.

    August 31, 2012 at 6:50 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      @AleeD- Kat cleaned the mess fairly quickly. May I have a can of the Troll-be-gone? Seems if I angered someone on my personal FB page about posting about my little girl's birthday (how dare I right *sarcasm*). Any weekend plans?

      August 31, 2012 at 9:13 am |
      • AleeD®@abk

        With my compliments, Nice Lady. *passes a can to abk* Someone wise once told me that no one can "make" you feel anything; you choose to feel what you feel. If someone is angered by something you've done, that's on them, not you. How can posting something as innocuous as your daughter's birthday give someone a case of the azz?

        Our Fearless Leaders (aka Eatocracy Editors) are great about taking care of trolls 'round here. Hat's off to them and their caring natures.

        Weakend plans: we need to replace hubby's chariot, so we're going to go out and kick some tires this weekend. How 'bout you? A cheery early happy birthday to your little girl!

        August 31, 2012 at 9:34 am |
        • angrybabykitty

          @AleeD- thank you. That made cleaning my friends list easier. I *might* have even Googled an image showing how to unfriend yourself from my page and posted it ;).

          I work all weekend and apparently buying her a Hello Kitty cake is evil as is feeding her sugar. I guess I should just give her cardboard? Lol, anyway I got rid of "friends". I'll be out catching bad guys and keeping drunks off the roads.

          Have fun with the tire kicking! Hope you can find something for a good deal.

          August 31, 2012 at 10:53 am |
        • AleeD®@abk

          Get her a Hello Kitty Noir cake instead. About two days after, she'll have fun when something turns neon green. ;) Scr3w them that believe nonsense about sugar. Medical issues aside, there's little wrong with sugar in moderation. Esp. for a 4y.o.'s birthday. Geez Louise!

          August 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
      • Mildred

        Wait... a Hello Kitty cake is evil, and sugar is evil?

        I'm not for hyping kids up on sugar, but a little here and there... as a treat (and birthday parties certainly rate getting a treat) isn't bad.

        But what's evil about Hello Kitty if it's something your daughter likes? (Yes, HK is a highly commercialized ion/product line... but so is a lot of stuff.) Would some other character be less evil?

        August 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
        • Truth™@AleeD, ABK, Mildred

          Who in h@!! said that a birthday cake for a four year old is evil??? Person needs to be publicly flogged. Sheesh.

          Of course, I am the type who would not only buy the cake, but also a six pack of Budweiser...

          August 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
        • angrybabykitty

          @Truth, AleeD, and Mildred- don't forget the evil "eggs" that go in a cake. This must have been a militant vegan that slipped in on my list or something.

          She adores HK and that's all she has asked for since last month when we happened to see another one at the store. She mostly hates anything sweet (unless it is strawberries). And HK is on everything she owns.

          I did ask what else would be less evil and they responded "nothing". And as for your comment Truth about the beer..we are having adult "apple" juice aka..Budweiser in paper cups.

          Oh, and the rest of tha party includes "evil" bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and a barbeque! You just can't reason with some people at all.....

          August 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
        • AleeD®@akb

          Reason? In a battle of logic, how can you win against someone who is unarmed?

          August 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • AleeD®@Truth™, ABK, Mildred

      Probably some lummox who believes cartoon characters are speaking to them thru their foil-covered colander hats. Baaaaaad Kitty.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
      • angrybabykitty

        @AleeD- you bet. How dare I allow such?

        August 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • Truth™@AleeD, ABK, Mildred

        Some years ago, I had a colleague whose husband and I hit it off. We used to help each other out with heavy chores, etc. Turns out that he wound up getting shot in the leg during a driveby (non-fatally). During his recovery, I brought him a care package of cigs, beer and two copies of "Pl@yboy" magazine. His wife (my work colleague) thought I was insufferable for it, but she still had to laugh.

        August 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          That totally makes up for you being Republican, Truth.

          August 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
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