Coffee klatsch
September 23rd, 2013
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We are utterly thrilled when readers want to hang out and talk – whether it's amongst themselves or in response to pieces we've posted. We want Eatocracy to be a cozy, spirited online home for those who find their way here.
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Your weekend went how?

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  1. JBJingles

    Buenos dias mi klatchkers! Picked up Jr. at LAX and lunch at Tony P's Dockside Grill in Marina Del Rey, great weather here!!

    Off to San Diego tomorrow for a conference, may have to make a stop at It's Octoberfest folks!!

    September 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm |
  2. Frank Gore ♫♫

    I jus be humbel, main. We hadsta com owt and smash em in da mouf. I am jus so bless to be a part of dis team. Colin play grate, defense stepped it u'. Jus so bless.

    September 27, 2013 at 10:09 am |
  3. Mary Shannon

    Hi, everyone and Happy Friday!! Any good weekend plans?

    I am going to try to attend an old fashioned apple picking/cider making party Saturday. A friend of mine has a very old house, built during the 1800's and land that includes apple orchards and various other fruit trees. Every year, if the apple crop is sufficient (no, AleeD, not that kind of crop), they hold Apple Day.

    They have several old machines that are used to extract the cider, its a group event, lots of people doing the picking then the peeling and pressing. After the work is done everyone sits around and has a variety of homemade soups sitting wherever you find room outside on the property. Its a great event and I always feel like I'm transported back in time.

    May do an i-Report if the hosts don't mind photos.

    September 27, 2013 at 9:29 am |
    • AleeD®

      Mmmm, looooove apple cider. Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun – even without my special type of crop. ^_^

      September 27, 2013 at 10:07 am |
    • Weeds

      Don't forget to start a batch of hard cider!
      Sounds like a great party

      September 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
  4. BIG TEX

    Good Morning and Welcome to the Great State Fair of Texas.....I'm BACK and BETTER than Ever. I gotz some NEW Duds,Boots up to my knees ( How am I suppose to run down them Lil' Doggies in these things ?),New Blue Jeans,a New Belt and a New Shirt. I Be Stylin'.....I have heard some snarky remarks 'cuz I gotz a New tan,things like calling me Big Tex-Mex.....Highly uncalled for. I gotz to run and grab me a Dozen Fletcher's Corny Dogs, ( with a lot of Mustard ) for Breakfast......but Y'all come on down and say HI to me.

    September 27, 2013 at 8:14 am |
    • Gringo

      Out of the ashes comes Big Tex? Or is that Boehner decked out in duds?

      September 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
  5. RichardHead@SLT

    It has come to my attention, that You are at the wheel,so lettuce review the DMV Manual.
    1. Seat Belt on???--Check.
    2. ALL mirrors adjusted to cover any Blind Spots???–Check.
    3. Vehicle fully fueled ???-Check.
    4. Hands at 11:00 and 2:00 on the wheel ????-Check.
    5. Extra cereal and cold milk within arms reach ???-Check.
    6. This is the U.S.A......we drive on the right......Check.
    7. HAMMER DOWN-Check.
    8. We The Klatchers have Faith in YOU........Double Check.

    September 26, 2013 at 11:20 am |
    • MicheleG™


      September 26, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
  6. AleeD®

    September 26, 2013 at 7:03 am |
    • Weeds

      Nice Friday song.

      September 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
  7. JBJingles

    Hi All...I'm alive and well and so is Odie...

    Best wishes and good sleep Kat...

    TWO – Ditto from the invite from MG, I have a current, unbroken record, of meeting face-to-face TWO Klatsch members, so a 3rd might actually get me the elusive Eatocracy cutting board (hint hint, nod nod).

    RH – you owe me an email...

    September 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@JBJ

      Are you going to be in the DC area, count me in possibly if the timing works!

      September 25, 2013 at 8:50 am |
      • JBJingles@SirB

        Sadly, my work travels don't get out your way often and never to a federal centric local like business is at the state regulatory level...but I might get close to you some day, you never know... :)

        September 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@JBJ

      I also owe you a Hatch Pepper report. I didn't end up being able to make one of the pepper roasting events you sent me, but I had a friend who lived near one pick me up about 6-8. I grilled them and they were great. However, that night some toxic waste from one of the little Biddle's got into my system and I was down for 2 days with a stomach bug. So any real enjoyment of the peppers didn't stay in my system long. Maybe next year.

      September 25, 2013 at 8:53 am |
      • Kat Kinsman


        September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm |
        • JBJingles@Kat

          Did you get a chance to see my iReport on my Hatch extravaganza??

          September 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm |
  8. Mary Shannon

    Good morning, chilly here this morning, 44 degrees. I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

    September 24, 2013 at 9:12 am |
    • Sir Biddle

      Love this kind of weather. Cool mornings and then nice warm days. Football and apple picking time!

      September 24, 2013 at 9:30 am |
      • The Witty One@Sir Biddle the Stupendous

        Did you take little biddle and dress him up in a portis jersey?

        September 24, 2013 at 11:05 am |
        • Sir Biddle

          Jordy Nelson baby, Jordy Nelson!

          September 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm |
  9. Sir Biddle

    What's up SlagBuckets!?

    September 24, 2013 at 8:16 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Not much, horsebeast.

      September 24, 2013 at 10:10 am |
      • Sir Biddle

        Your 9'ers killed my pool last weekend, amongst others. Went to the Deadskins game and it was pretty bad. Get rid of RGII at this point and give Cousins a chance. Please beat St Louis on Thursday. Bears/Lions will be the game to watch this weekend.

        September 24, 2013 at 10:37 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          I have no idea how Thursday will go. Check out the IR/PUP/NFI list – Crabtree, Manningham, LaMichael James, Willis, Aldon Smith, Culliver, Ian Williams, traded Parys Haralson.


          September 24, 2013 at 11:04 am |
        • The Witty One@Sir Biddle the Stupendous

          See other comment. I've been gone for a while so apparently I forgot how to post correctly...

          September 24, 2013 at 11:06 am |
  10. Peyton Manning

    I am very honored to have broken Tom Brady's three game record tonight...I have to attribute my success to a great set of ends and receivers, good health and a strong set of conservative values, especially regarding taxes.. See you at the Meadowlands in February!

    September 24, 2013 at 3:50 am |
  11. Rest in Grease III

    How' bout them Deadskins?

    September 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Robert Griffins Mother now yells " Ohhhhh Three, Ohhhhh Three, Dinners ready ".

      September 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm |
      • Truth

        RGIII is avliberal stooge who will never get his game together until he gets his head straight on Afghanistan, taxes and Obamacare. Just sayin...

        September 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
  12. The Witty One

    Well howdy-do folks! What have I missed over the past year? And where is Queeny? I am at a client in Indiana next week!

    Sending my best to you Kat!!!

    September 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Well....HOWDY! Glad you're back! What's news?

      September 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
      • The Witty One

        Oh nothing much here... just another day in the paradise we call the DMV. How are you?

        September 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm |
        • Weeds

          Every time I go to our local DMV, it reminds me of the waiting room scenes in Beetlejuice.

          September 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          For my age group I'm FAB! Would like to meet you if you ever get to southern California!

          September 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm |
        • RC

          One thing about Washington state-our DMV, or DOL as it's called is awesome. Never more than a ten minute adventure.

          September 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm |
        • The Witty One

          Michele – I will let you know if I get out that way! I've been praying for a client out there, cause traveling on the clients dime is a lot better for my wallet :)

          My DMV I meant DC, Maryland, Virginia but the other one works too :)

          September 24, 2013 at 11:02 am |
        • MicheleG™

          Looking forward! Cheers!

          September 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  13. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Dude looks like Andre from the League

    September 23, 2013 at 11:00 am |
  14. AleeD® @ This Week's Photo

    Eeesh. I wouldn't let that guy near my dungeon with a 10 foot con dom. We run a respectable, sick & twisted adult playground and he looks way too sketchy.

    September 23, 2013 at 9:56 am |
    • Weeds

      I do believe that grin of his... it comes from having discovered your um, dungeon services web site. Perhaps too much cat o' nine-tails?

      September 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  15. Jim Harbaugh--49'ers Coach

    My head Exploded !!!

    September 23, 2013 at 9:41 am |
    • Aldon Smith

      That's OK Coach,my heads in a bottle.

      September 23, 2013 at 9:43 am |
      • Eli Manning

        I can't even find my head.

        September 23, 2013 at 9:44 am |
        • Sam Bradford

          I think Tony Romo threw my head for a touchdown.

          September 23, 2013 at 9:46 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        Aldon entered rehab after the game.

        September 23, 2013 at 10:43 am |
    • Pete Carrol

      My head feels great!

      September 23, 2013 at 10:30 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      What a Sunday! Mind = blown. Cincinnati looks legit, 9ers have zero receivers to throw to, Mark Sanchez is now relegated to Matt Flynn status.

      September 23, 2013 at 10:42 am |
      • RC

        Even Tavaris Jackson looked good for the Hawks. Was funny watching Russell Wilson on the sidelines after they took him out at the end of the 3rd qtr. Didn't even unsnap his helmet till the 2min. warning. Dude just wants to play!

        September 23, 2013 at 11:17 am |
  16. Kat Kinsman

    Sorry for delay. I've got some family stuff going on. Just needed to sleep last night & forgot to Klatsch. Hope y'all had an excellent weekend.

    September 23, 2013 at 9:21 am |
    • RichardHead

      Sorry to hear that,and hopefully your week will get better. Thanks Kitten...

      September 23, 2013 at 9:39 am |
      • Kat Kinsman

        Thank you. Realistically, it's only gonna get harder, but I honestly do appreciate the support.

        September 23, 2013 at 9:52 am |
        • Mary Shannon

          Living that now myself.

          September 23, 2013 at 9:55 am |
        • RichardHead@Kat Kinsman

          If I remember correctly, Rule #1--There are No Apologizes allowed on this Blog. Family is something that keeps us All awake,whether we realize it or not. Perhaps it is time to take accrued Days off, travel to Kentucky and hold someone Special in your Life? She taught you a lot Kat, and always told you that you were Beautiful and Special. A Very Smart Women. Please get some sleep...A journey is in your Future.

          September 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm |
        • Kat Kinsman

          RH - Thank you. It's so complicated, but I know I'm not alone. The parents are actually in South Carolina now, and I'll be there for the next few days, then traveling to Mississippi to take part in the debate of my life. Sarah's got the wheel, but I'll be checking in with you lovely people.

          September 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm |
        • RichardHead@Kat

          Safe travels Kitten......and Good Luck in Mississippi--The debate about Paper vs Plastic is a tough one to defend. :)

          September 26, 2013 at 11:06 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Dittos to Kat! (((HUG)))

        September 23, 2013 at 10:19 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Hugs and positive thoughts!

      September 23, 2013 at 9:54 am |
    • suj

      may your family stuff be repairable. If not, may you weather all the emotions well, knowing that your strength gained from your hardship is something you can use to help and give to others you you care about when they are in a similar situation.
      have you read Stranger in a Strange Land?

      September 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm |
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