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December 9th, 2013
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  1. Tony Romo

    This is ok...I'll get through. I just need to have a good cry, maybe buy myself some flowers and maybe do some shopping at Victoria's Secret...

    December 15, 2013 at 8:15 pm |
  2. AleeD from Home Sweet Home®

    DONE! Been on the go since 8:30 this morning and am d-o-n-e, DONE Christmas shopping (Jingle bells, jingle bells, Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-o-o-o!). Now all I gotta do is have a wrap marathon mañana, then I can sit back & enjoy the rest of the holidays. Whew! Anybody else done?

    December 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      My favorite wrapping paper is to give the gifts unwrapped but making sure the recipient's eyes are closed! Saves a WHOLE lot of hassle!

      December 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm |
      • RC@MicheleG™

        B-b-b-but, how do you put them under the tree without everyone seein' 'em?

        December 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          Under the tree: DECOYS!

          December 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm |
        • RC@MG

          Ohhh......I like it!

          December 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      Hey 'Sista-–Got any extra Scotch tape ? This Polish Duct tape ain't cuttin' it…...

      December 15, 2013 at 9:15 am |
  3. Truth™

    Another school shooting...What on Earth is wrong with people...

    December 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • RC@Truth™

      Aw, crap. Where? At work, so haven't heard.

      December 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Perhaps People is too strong of a word. Let's try the New One-Folk's. Brother P… It's Not your State as it has happened in my State and others. How can a kid bring a shotgun ( which will later be changed into an Ak-47 by MSM ) into a school without being screened? Is another Affluence Defense in the making? Charge the Parents or Parent with a Major Crime and jail time.

      December 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
  4. RichardHead@AleeD

    Checka your E-mail 'Sista.

    December 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm |
  5. RC

    Ahhh. 44 deg. and raining. All's right with the world again....

    December 13, 2013 at 10:28 am |
  6. Mary Shannon

    So, tomorrow should be fun. First major snow storm here, the totals have been increasing. First it was 1-3 inches, then 5-6 inches now 6-10 inches....all followed by ice. Glad its a Saturday, anyway, even though I have a ton of things to get done this weekend.

    Stay safe, everyone!

    December 13, 2013 at 10:07 am |
    • RichardHead@Mary S.

      If you get ice, be prepared for this….projected insurance cost for Texas ice storm….$50 Million Dollars. Huddle with the Furries and watch FootyBall. Be safe and stay warm.

      December 13, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  7. Truth™

    Good morning all, and Happy Friday. I had the strangest dream last night about an interception in the last quarter. Weird...

    December 13, 2013 at 9:02 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Yeah, that sucked. On the bright side, the guy I'm playing against in fantasy football championship was using Manning as a QB. Unfortunately, Moreno and Decker were no where to be found. It was sort of a wash game for me.

      December 13, 2013 at 9:06 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Too bad about the parking lot violence after the game, why people have to do that stuff is beyond me.

      December 13, 2013 at 10:03 am |
      • Truth™@Mary

        Alcohol and sports machismo makes for a VERY bad combination.

        December 13, 2013 at 10:16 am |
  8. Howard Cosell

    Down goes Peyton-Down goes Peyton.

    December 13, 2013 at 7:35 am |
  9. MicheleG™

    Congress designated December 13 (Friday) as the National Day of the Horse. On this day, many Americans will celebrate the contributions horses have made to our country, including in battle.

    December 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      and horse burgers

      December 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm |
      • RichardHead

        And don't forget Prince Charles wife Camilla-she's running the 6th race at Pimlico Friday.

        December 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
        • Sarah Jessica Parker

          Why wasn't I invited?

          December 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm |
    • AleeD® @ National What Day?

      Crank this up and the beginning – while they're talking. They mention something about horses ... I think.

      December 13, 2013 at 6:57 am |
      • Mr Ed

        You speak Neigh ??

        December 13, 2013 at 8:35 am |
    • MicheleG™

      You guys are good! Here I was taking it seriously because I've had horses but you took it in an entirely different direction. Well done!

      December 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
  10. Breaking News!™

    Jordan Linn Graham, who is accused of killing her husband by pushing him off a cliff has agreed to plead guilty.

    You may now return to your regularly scheduled Eatocracy...

    December 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Good. Saves us time

      December 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
  11. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Year end inventory day yesterday. Found out I can count – one, two, four, six. At least we got a free lunch out of it.

    Was -9* when I woke up yesterday, -2* this morning. Apparently a heat wave is coming around noon as we approach 16*. Time to bust out the kilt to keep 'em dry.

    Big game tonight. I need Knowshon and Decker to have giant games to get me out to an early lead in my fantasy footbal championship game. SHOW ME THE MONEY!

    December 12, 2013 at 9:21 am |
    • Truth™@JDizz

      Don't worry, I think tonight's game will be close. Final score:

      Denver 110
      SD 6

      December 12, 2013 at 9:32 am |
  12. Truth™, Now Equipped With A Sign Langauge Interpreter

    Good morning all, and a Happy Thursday from the mile High City...Supposed to hit a balmy fifty later today, but apparently the local weather crew is looking at something major closer to Christmas. Stay tuned.

    Best wishes to AleeD...I feel you pain Darlin', as there is not much I would rather NOT do then go to a doctor. At least now you have minions to help with the paperwork.

    December 12, 2013 at 9:16 am |
    • Sign Langauge Interpreter


      December 12, 2013 at 9:17 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        Good idea, but how does one sew one's own sphincter shut? I suppose you would have to bend over in front of a mirror and look through the legs to get a good view.

        December 12, 2013 at 9:23 am |
        • ∞ Weeds ∞

          Try Duct tape. It fixes everything.

          December 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
        • AleeD® @ ∞ Weeds ∞

          'Cept ducts. ;)

          December 12, 2013 at 1:13 pm |
        • RC@AleeD®

          Kinda silly, that. Call it something it ain't.

          December 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm |
  13. FlavorfulWorld

    Happy Thursday, all! Hope everybody's staying warm today...

    December 12, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  14. AleeD®

    Good morning. Hope all you cold / snow-bounded folks find plenty of cheer in your cupboards to keep you warm.

    Typical medical profession: go in to get tested for one thing and they find something else ... then completely focus on that "something else" instead. "We can't find that 'thing' you told us about, so we're going to focus on something we CAN see, treat, then charge you an arm & a leg for it." Um, no. We're going to focus on what I came in for and find out what it is. Then we'll deal with the other stuff. Ijits.

    December 12, 2013 at 6:47 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Fingers crossed and hugs your way!

      December 12, 2013 at 8:28 am |
      • AleeD®

        Thank you sweet lady. It's mostly frustrating at this point. Dox and their staff are so overworked that they have to process patients like cattle. Sucks to have to moooo so much. ^_^

        December 12, 2013 at 8:58 am |
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      Gerbil's ??

      December 12, 2013 at 8:39 am |
      • AleeD®

        Interesting. I did lose some nunchucks a while back ...

        December 12, 2013 at 8:56 am |
        • Tommy Chong

          Have you seen my Bong,man ??

          December 12, 2013 at 9:15 am |
    • ∞ Weeds ∞

      There was an old woman, who swallowed a fly...

      December 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
      • AleeD® @ ∞ Weeds ∞

        And what's behind the fly ... ?

        December 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
      • The Old Man From Nantucket

        There was an old woman,
        who unzipped my fly,
        I don't know why, she unzipped my fly...

        December 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm |
        • ∞ Weeds ∞

          Too Much! LOLZ

          December 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm |
  15. RichardHead@JBJ

    Check your E-Mail GranMaw !!

    December 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
  16. Truth™

    Allright! Lunch plans!

    December 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
    • AleeD®

      With me sitting here, not taking a lunch 'cuz I came in late, that all looks mighty good! While you're there, would please get for me an order of the Sp!cy Cukes, Sp!ced seaweed & sp!ced beef starters? I'll have my new minion stop by and pick them up from your office.

      Would you prefer cash or will this be for beater ... I mean barter? ~_~

      December 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm |
      • Truth™@AleeD

        This one's on me Darlin'...

        December 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
        • AleeD®

          That means I get to li ck .... Whew! Definitely NSFW ...

          December 11, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
  17. mgcady

    I saw (and shared) on FB a Weather Channel map of the current temperatures in the US (some time yesterday) with the caption "Today is National Hate Florida Day".

    It looks like Florida was the only state that hit 60o or above... the border with Alabama and Georgia is where it hit 50. Even LA was below 50.

    December 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm |
  18. AleeD®

    G'morning all! Sorry I'm late. Had to drink some iodine & get my pitcher took. ;) What'd I miss?

    December 11, 2013 at 10:13 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      I hope your innards smiled for the camera! And, hope everything is ok, of course!

      December 11, 2013 at 10:21 am |
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      Soooo-Do you Glow in the dark??

      December 11, 2013 at 10:38 am |
    • AleeD®

      Smiling innards? ^_^ Yes. As the nice Englishman told me to take a deep breath and hold it, I made sure my intestines were up-turned.
      Glow in the dark? I'll go check. Hang on ....

      December 11, 2013 at 11:35 am |
    • AleeD®

      No glow, per se, but the #1 thing that was left behind was a very pale shade of blue.

      December 11, 2013 at 11:48 am |
      • RC@AleeD®

        Ha! #1 thing....I see what you did there!

        December 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  19. Truth™

    Good morning all, from a downright balmy 21 degree Denver. Supposed to hit near fifty later this week, which will be nice.
    How is everyone doing on this HumpDay?

    December 11, 2013 at 8:07 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Its a normal Wednesday for me, which means pretty much back to back calls all day. Joy. On the positive side, 2 days til the weekend.

      December 11, 2013 at 8:43 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Morning…A little warmer in Dallas at 30 degrees and people are still slipping and sliding on the leftover ice. At least Big Blue got a shower and is shining once again. Stay Safe and warm everyone.

      December 11, 2013 at 9:16 am |
    • RC

      Nowhere near as cold as you, but still 32 this AM. Still no snow.

      December 11, 2013 at 10:24 am |
    • mgcady

      Hanging in there. Cold, possible snow later. I need new shoes and new boots... and I hope to be able to take care of that tonight.... hope being the operative word.

      December 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  20. MicheleG™

    Howdy ho back from the National Finals Rodeo (still going on) in Las Vegas! Stayed at The Rio but we checked out the South Point and I like it better!

    December 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
  21. Mary Shannon

    Are we supposed to be proud of our leader when he does stupid stuff like this?

    December 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm |
    • Mary Shannon

      And Michelle looks thoroughly embarrassed, at least she has some clazz.

      December 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
    • AleeD® @ Mary S

      Wow. That was dignified. Any chance that was photoshopped?

      December 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm |
      • Mary Shannon

        Could be, although I've seen it on multiple news sources and I would expect someone would fact check before posting. But, that's probably what he'll say. :-(

        December 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      That is not a selfie. It's him posing with two other people while one of them takes the shot.

      Just sayin'.

      December 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
    • Truth™@Mary

      Never thought you would ever see Bush and Bono in the same room together, never mind the same picture...

      December 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
  22. Mary Shannon

    Good afternoon, folks. Its snowy and its cold, indoors and out. That's heat this morning. The repair guys are here now trying to diagnose the problem(s). I've switched from coffee to hot chocolate so I don't get caffienated.

    December 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
  23. mgcady

    Hello everyone!

    If you're getting winter weather, I hope all goes smoothly. It just started snowing here. And I forgot lunch... so I ordered Indian food (ponir tikka masala) for delivery.

    December 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
    • Jerv

      I know I can Goodle what the heck ponir tikka masala is. But that takes the fun out of it. What is that?

      December 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm |
      • mgcady

        Basically it's paneer (cheese) cubes in a creamy tomato sauce (the tikka masala part).

        December 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  24. RichardHead

    Well, I just found my Christmas gift for Sista' AleeD-–picture #17 on the foodie gift thread. :))

    December 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
    • AleeD® @ Santa Rich

      *head explodes*

      $42? That's cheap at half the size ... uh price!

      December 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        Miley Cyrus ordered a dozen…..that foam finger just wasn't cuttin' it.

        December 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
        • AleeD® @ Santa Rich

          She's going to need alot of "Kentucky" for all those snausages.

          At work, I'm blocked from pulling up item #6 to see the details, but I'm pretty sure that's going on my wish list. Love me some goooood whiskey.

          December 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
  25. RichardHead

    Good Morning Kidz…..As for last nights football game--UNBEARABLE. That is all.

    December 10, 2013 at 9:11 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      i c wut u did there

      McCown was on fire. Can't really stop that kind of play. Especially with how DAL Def been playing this year. Miss Buddy Ryan?

      December 10, 2013 at 9:29 am |
      • RichardHead@Jdizz

        Ms. Ryan is not the answer-We've got no defensive corners,middle linebackers,front line….I could go on and on but then it would sound just like the NY Giants. :((

        December 10, 2013 at 9:41 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Cowboys losing helped Niners Wildcard chances quite a bit, as did the Panthers loss on Sunday night

          December 10, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  26. The Witty One

    Top of the morning folks! Got some snow coming down outside, a cup of coffee next to me and a bunch of meetings to look forward to today. Hopefully everyone is being safe out there!

    December 10, 2013 at 8:45 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Sounds like my life, TWO. Are you a work at home person, too?

      December 10, 2013 at 9:10 am |
      • The Witty One@Mary

        I can work from anywhere but prefer the office. If I am at home I tend to not work :)

        December 10, 2013 at 9:36 am |
  27. Truth™

    Good morning all!

    Who says there's no great news these days:–garth-brooks-confirms-2014-world-tour-181517403.html

    December 10, 2013 at 8:40 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Let's hope he is coming to a town near you or me. The first and only time I saw him live was when in lived in VA, and he was the warm up act for Alabama. Who no one heard of....

      December 10, 2013 at 9:10 am |
      • Truth™@Mary

        I would expect him out here at least. Not sure how many CW acts you get back east. If it happens though, the usual gameplan applies. Would be fun.

        December 10, 2013 at 9:39 am |
      • Truth™

        Just one thing to utterly hate about this time of year. Funny article though...

        December 10, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  28. AleeD®@Evil Grin

    Since I saw Despicable Me 1, I've been wanting my own minion. Guess what I got this weekend? ^_^

    December 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
    • Truth™@AleeD

      Just what you need a minion...That is why I never venture down to the dungeon...;)

      December 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm |
      • AleeD® @ Turth™

        Hmmm, then who's been leaving ice cream bowls down there? DJ eats right off the Cold Stone, so I know it's not him. You're the only other ice cream Ho' I know about 'round here.

        How could I not want a minion? They're cute ... and most of them are the PERFECT height .... ~_~

        December 10, 2013 at 7:59 am |
        • The Witty One@AleeD


          December 10, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  29. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Awesome day of football yesterday. Wild finishes, real-man weather, Niners are still alive, Seahawks lost their last game at Candlestick, and I move on to the championship game in my Fantasy League with a cash payout. I'll be getting at least $30 for second place, $80 if I win. Not bad! That's a free dinner at Red Lobster, lol.

    December 9, 2013 at 11:23 am |
    • RC

      Yeah, awesome to some. Anyway, I'm here to take my medicine:(

      December 10, 2013 at 10:34 am |
      • Nurse Ratched@RC

        Turn your head and cough...

        December 10, 2013 at 10:42 am |
      • RichardHead@RC

        Shirley U Jest--All roads still lead through Seattle. It was just by a field goal-NOT a whooopin like last nites game. You'll see the Niners again soon enough.

        December 10, 2013 at 10:45 am |
        • RC@RichardHead

          True dat, brother man, true dat. Bring 'em on! Enjoy your down time and stay safe.

          December 10, 2013 at 11:13 am |
  30. Truth™

    Interesting followup to a food related story...

    December 9, 2013 at 10:57 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Yep, A couple years in Riker's Island might give a needed Attitude Adjustment to this WACKO..

      December 9, 2013 at 11:12 am |
      • RichardHead

        Dang--MODERATED by the Dreaded T I T !!

        December 9, 2013 at 11:15 am |
        • RichardHead@KAT

          Ohhhhhh--I've got friends in LOW Places…………Let's PARTY !!

          December 9, 2013 at 11:17 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      It didn't take long for that to come out. Heard rumors of this almost immediately

      December 9, 2013 at 11:50 am |
  31. JBJ_from moms pueblo@RH


    December 9, 2013 at 10:24 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Guitar Mic…tap,tap-Guitar Mic….

      December 9, 2013 at 10:30 am |
      • JBJ_from moms pueblo@RH

        ha ha, there was a delay in the posting of the other one...must be the cold weather here in Phoenix!! Yes, I am whining about 37* F...

        December 9, 2013 at 10:42 am |
        • RichardHead@JBJ

          At least your above freezing…..Good Luck today and tell MOM and Auntie HI for me, Plz.

          December 9, 2013 at 10:56 am |
  32. Photo Caption™

    Vicki, Marcia and Steven all pay the price for that day of drunken debauchery at the beach last Memorial Day weekend.

    December 9, 2013 at 10:13 am |
    • Steven

      WORTH IT

      December 9, 2013 at 11:11 am |
      • Santa@Steven

        Do you prefer anthracite or lignite?

        December 9, 2013 at 11:15 am |
        • Steven

          Diamonds will do

          December 9, 2013 at 11:25 am |
        • Santa@Steven

          Anthracite and a visegrip will do it. Enjoy yourself.

          December 9, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  33. RichardHead

    Good Morning Winter Warriors-–Sooooo,I left N. Little Rock at 03:00 a.m this morning since the TV stations all said the roads are clear and NO Problemo's. I just now pulled into Texarkana and am searching for Snowman and Fred-I need an ice cold Coors Beer. I-30 is shut down about 45 miles up the road due to……..Ice. Imagine that. Things are still BAD in the DFW area,soooo--it's HOT Shower time…a BIG HOT Breakfast,and one more Goof OFF day. Once I hit Dallas ( when ? ) Big Blue will get a much needed Wash and Dry.
    Onto the Good news, Bronco's WIN,SF Wins……and Eli Manning Loses–Again. GOOOOO Cowboy's.
    @KAT-You have a very Unique and Special Christmas Tree. A job well done. Stay Safe and Warm All.

    December 9, 2013 at 9:38 am |
    • JBJ_from moms pueblo@RH

      Good to know you are safe! Watched the weather news and Lil' Rock didn't look so good...

      December 9, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  34. Mary Shannon

    Good morning! Not so much snow around here, but about 1/2 inch of ice on the ground this morning. Funny we were just talking about ice creepers here last week, and I put mine to good use this morning. I wouldn't have been able to get across the deck and down the stairs with the furries without them!

    I hope everyone had a great weekend, even if your favorite team is no longer in contention for anything.

    December 9, 2013 at 9:26 am |
  35. Truth™

    Good morning all from a balmy seven degree Denver. On the bright side though, we are looking at fifties by the weekend. Will be nice. Best wishes to all on the east coast (nods to Mary Shannon, Jerv, SirBiddle and the rest) who will be dealing with snow. Stay safe all!

    December 9, 2013 at 7:51 am |
  36. AleeD®

    Good morning all. How 'bout some music to get the week rolling?

    So ... how was your weekend?

    December 9, 2013 at 6:59 am |
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