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April 7th, 2014
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  1. Mary Shannon

    Hi, where is everyone? Its FRIDAY!!! I started out this morning with a "blue screen of death", haven't had one of those in a very long time.....but it recovered quickly. I immediately got out my backup drive and started a backup.

    So, my Friday public service announcement is this: when was the last time you did a computer backup? If you can't remember, do it today!

    April 11, 2014 at 9:42 am |
    • RC

      Good advice. Especially with this Heartbleed nonsense....

      April 11, 2014 at 10:24 am |
  2. Mary Shannon

    Good morning! I'm back at the home office today after 2 days of sitting in conference rooms watching people argue. I like my at home coworkers (furries) much better!

    April 10, 2014 at 9:31 am |
  3. Truth™, NICSYAO

    Ok, I figured this would happen eventually. Just had one of my tenants rush into the office in a high state of freakout...Breathing heavily, agitation, not forming complete sentences, the whole bit. I got her calmed down, and finally got that it involved something in the garage. I immediately started thinking a$$ault of some type. Turns out that some guy was hanging out near the bike rack...smoking...a MARIJUANA CIGARETTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh the humanity!

    I had to bite my tongue to keep from telling her that she might benefit from some imbibing herself...

    April 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm |
    • RC @Truth™

      God I'm terrible at acronyms. Help a brother out........

      April 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm |
      • Truth™, NICSYAO@RC

        Stands for "No, I cannot send you an ounce"...You would not believe the people I have heard from since January 1...Rumor is that JDizz is going to make an offer to tent it in my yard for his vacation this year...

        April 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm |
        • RC @Truth™

          Ah. I was thinking along the lines of "Now it's cool, smoke your a$$ off'".
          Although it's legal, Washington still hasn't figured out the supply side yet.

          April 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm |
        • Truth™, NICSYAO@RC

          Well, if the rollout (so to speak) goes anything like Colorado's did, it will be big news for a while, but then the novelty will wear off. The long line at dispensaries are long gone now, and it really is little different than any other retail outlet. But you will wind up with friends contacting you. That much is a given...

          April 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm |
  4. RC

    RIP Ultimate Warrior.......

    April 9, 2014 at 10:23 am |
    • Truth™@RC

      He's not really dead, he's just faking it...That whole sport is made up...:)

      April 9, 2014 at 11:07 am |
      • RC @Truth™

        LOL! True dat.

        April 9, 2014 at 11:30 am |
  5. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Didn't realize Polar Bears were so interesting. From WIki:

    "Long distance swimmer

    The Canadian Journal of Zoology tracked 52 sows in the southern Beaufort Sea off Alaska with GPS system collars; no boars were involved in the study due to males' necks being too thick for the GPS-equipped collars. Fifty long-distance swims were recorded; the longest at 354 kilometres (220 mi), with an average of 155 kilometres (96 mi)."

    April 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm |
    • Yeah but

      the sad thing is with global warming the tundra is melting and they are being forced to swim unusually long distances, losing a lot of weight and dying off.

      April 9, 2014 at 7:47 am |
      • Yeah but

        ice not tundra.

        April 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm |
  6. Photo Caption

    Julie loved her little sister, but lived in fear that she might someday discover those movies she made years ago in college, when she really needed the money...

    April 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm |
  7. Mary Shannon

    Good afternoon! I had to go into the office this morning, now am back at my home office, but will be going back down to the office later on for a social event. Since the person who backs me up with furry walking is temporarily out of commission due to a broken ankle I'm stuck.

    Enjoy your afternoon!

    April 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm |
  8. JBJingles@Coeur d' Alene

    Wake up sleepy heads! Day two of conference and no trout yet...Truth – are you familiar with steelhead trout? I saw one item on menu but wasn't familiar to order. Make it a grrreat day!

    April 8, 2014 at 9:20 am |
    • Truth™@JBJ

      Steelhead put up a good fight and are delish. Use a dry fly if you are fishing. from a river or stream.

      April 8, 2014 at 9:55 am |
      • JBJingles@Truth

        Ha ha ha fish? Um, no.

        April 8, 2014 at 11:50 am |
    • JBJingles@Truth

      Actually it's ruby red trout...

      IDAHo ruby rED trout PlAttEr
      Pan-seared with potato pearls, lemon-butter and served with St. Maries Idaho Wild Rice Pilaf and fresh vegetables.

      Yes or no?

      April 8, 2014 at 12:13 pm |
      • Truth™@JBJ

        Definitely yes!

        April 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm |
      • RC

        Oh geez, I am so drooling now........

        April 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫


          April 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm |
    • Thinking things through

      Steelhead trout is awesome - sort of a merger between salmon and regular trout...

      April 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm |
    • Weeds

      Steelhead are more commonly known as Rainbow trout. Why are you so afraid to try something new? a trout is a trout and that = good eats. Live a little, go out on the edge and try something new and foreign; you just might love it. I bet you don't like beets.

      The east coast native is brown trout. The rainbow has been raised and released all up and down the US because its a great fish to catch and eat. It is a farmed fish and is sustainable.

      April 12, 2014 at 3:25 am |
  9. JBJingles@Coeur d' Alene

    Cougar gold cheese, seriously...

    April 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Nothin wrong with cougars

      April 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm |
      • JBJingles@Jdizz

        I resemble that remark! ;)

        April 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm |
  10. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    Morning glories! Just a quick stop to let you know that the 3rd prince arrived on March 24th at 5:14pm. He clocked in at 7lbs 10 oz and 21 inches long. The Royal family is now complete! Have a great day all!

    April 7, 2014 at 10:09 am |
    • RC


      April 7, 2014 at 10:26 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Congratulations on the new addition!!!

      April 7, 2014 at 10:38 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Gotta love a new tax deduction.

      April 7, 2014 at 11:07 am |
    • MicheleG™

      Congratulations to you and ALL the family!

      April 7, 2014 at 11:44 am |
    • Kat Kinsman


      April 7, 2014 at 11:51 am |
    • AleeD®


      April 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm |
    • Ms. Grammar

      Congratulations to the new Prince..

      April 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm |
    • Sara Bareilles@QOE

      Many best wishes to you and all members of the royal family!

      April 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm |
  11. RichardHead

    Good Monday Morning Kidz–I hope your weekend went better than mine 'Cuz I'm going NUTS–Literally. I'm under another BullsEye load-a 2 dropper. First drop-PA-First problem–given wrong paperwork for drop #2 in Virginia. So I've been sitting in a nice little town since 03:30 am Sunday morning with a load of NUTS. Good thing I was born NUTS or I might be perturbed. SIGH–I needed a day off anyway. I hope your day and week get's better than mine. At least I won't go hungry. Make it a Great Day ALL. :))

    April 7, 2014 at 8:39 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      There are way too many jokes that come to mind after reading your post, and most will get modbotted, so I'll just say, good luck and safe travels to you and your NUTS. :-)

      April 7, 2014 at 10:49 am |
      • MicheleG™

        I SO agree......

        April 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm |
    • AleeD® @ RichBro

      Soooo many choices, so little time. By all means, do enjoy your, um, NUTS. Or should that be 'you're nuts." Heh-heh.

      April 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm |
    • Weeds

      hauling peanuts?

      April 12, 2014 at 3:26 am |
  12. Mary Shannon

    Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend, Saturday was a bit chilly here due to wind, but yesterday was terrific, almost 60.

    Anything new?

    April 7, 2014 at 8:29 am |
  13. TNT

    Good morning! With all the clocks on the wall (in picture), not one of them is an alarm clock to wake everyone up here? 😃

    April 7, 2014 at 7:48 am |
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