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April 21st, 2014
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  1. JBSingle

    Hay Ewes! Greetings from the casa...taking a well needed day off today and heading to Vegas for the first time in 24 years as a single lady...look out! ;)

    Has anyone seen my bff around? RH has email he is not responding to!!

    April 25, 2014 at 10:31 am |
    • Truth™@the Newly Single and Irrestible JBJ

      I've not seen him lately, but let me know if you need his info...Unusual that he would not answer unless he is working his azz off...

      April 25, 2014 at 10:57 am |
    • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ JBSingletary

      No word from me Bro' in a while. I'm leaning towards Turth's rationale.
      Is Rich going to meet you in Lost Wages? 24 years. Man how time flies. Are you going anywhere this time that you didn't / couldn't / wouldn't with your ex?

      April 25, 2014 at 11:11 am |
      • Truth™@the Newly Single and Irrestible JBJ, and the always irrestible AleeD

        I have friends who work in trucking and it is feast or famine, videlicet (WOD) you have to drop everything to meet your schedule and deadlines. I am sure he will turnip...(see what I did there?)

        April 25, 2014 at 11:16 am |
      • JBJingles@AleeD, Truth, TNT

        Thanks guys! Had a ruff weekend last week, but finally got him out of the house, so I'm home alone now and loving it, except this house is waaay too big for me, can't wait for my new place to be ready...

        Not going anywhere new this time, since I've been many times before, nothing really new to see for me. Going where they comp my room, slot credit, and food credit! All that's left after that is push dollars in a slot machine and hope I win! Have a great weekend all.

        April 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm |
        • Mary Shannon

          Have a fantastic time, and good luck!!!

          April 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm |
        • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ JBSingletary

          Positive thoughts for a steady cash flow increase. Have a blast!

          April 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm |
    • TNT

      Vegas baby! Have a great time! Love that place! Make sure ya stop & check out the Peppermill. Good place to take a break. Good luck on your gaming, too. 😃

      April 25, 2014 at 11:48 am |
  2. Truth™

    In Honor of Mary Shannon's big win, we are bringing back a CK staple, the Word of The Day:

    vi·de·li·cet adverb \və-ˈde-lə-ˌset, vī-; vi-ˈdā-li-ˌket\


    Definition of VIDELICET

    : that is to say : namely

    Examples of VIDELICET

    Origin of VIDELICET

    Middle English, from Latin, from vidēre to see + licet it is permitted, from licēre to be permitted
    First Known Use: 15th century

    Related to VIDELICET

    Synonymsscilicet, to wit, namely

    Related Wordsespecially, expressly, particularly, specially, specifically

    Rhymes with VIDELICET

    analphabet, bachelorette, drum majorette, electrojet, Hospitalet, marionette, microcassette, micropipette, mosquito net, musique concrète,...

    April 25, 2014 at 8:48 am |
  3. Truth™

    Attention please, we have some Breaking News of our own here in the Klatch!
    Our own Mary Shannon, WON the Spelling Bee last night. Please join me in giving her a HUGE round of A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E, applause.

    April 25, 2014 at 8:08 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      (takes a bow) thank you very much, it was a team effort and we had a fantastic evening. We even get a trophy to keep in our library for the next year....we even beat out a team of doctors and a team of lawyers!!!

      April 25, 2014 at 8:26 am |
      • TNT

        You beat out the people who have the worst penmanship EVER! Congrat's to you & your team!

        April 25, 2014 at 8:51 am |
      • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ Mary S

        Congratulations!!! I always knew you had a smarter stinger than the average bee! Was Turth's WOD the word you won with?

        April 25, 2014 at 11:08 am |
        • Mary Shannon

          Very clever of you to catch that, yes, that was the word. None of the 4 of us had ever heard it before, so we made a good guess and wound up being the only team out of the remaining 4 who guessed right!

          April 25, 2014 at 11:44 am |
  4. Mary Shannon

    I forgot to mention something in my earlier post - wish me luck!! Tonight I'm a contestant in an adult spelling bee. Its all for charity, there are 23 teams of 4 people competing, along with numerous spectators and cheerleaders. I'm looking forward to a fun evening!

    April 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm |
    • Truth™

      Given the amount that you read, you are going to wind up running the show. Good luck, and I wish I was there to cheerlead.

      And your plans are FAR more interesting than mine...I am taking a UA for potential job stuff. Thankfully though, I think I am one of the half dozen people in the state who are clean. If there was money to be made, I think I would be spending my days peeing into gallon jugs...Those of you who know me well also know I am not exaggerating...:)

      April 24, 2014 at 2:35 pm |
    • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ Mary S

      Best of luck! Try to remember to spell like normal people, not with mod botz in mind. Remember p o r n is spelled with an "o" not a zero.

      April 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm |
    • TNT

      Good luck to ya & take AleeD's advice. Lol!

      April 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm |
  5. Truth™

    Good morning all, from an unbelievably busy week in Denver. Hope this week is finding all of us doing well.

    Long time friends...I have one ex gf who I am still close with after thirty years. Definitely not something you find every day. Have another that we waited thirteen years to even wade into that pool. Still close today.

    April 24, 2014 at 12:56 pm |
  6. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    #14 is about 20 miles from me. Impressive.

    April 24, 2014 at 11:13 am |
    • TNT

      Wow, that's really beautiful. Have ya been there?

      April 24, 2014 at 11:21 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        No. Never heard of it before, lol. Then again I've only lived here four years. Will def have to check it out soon. Website has a calendar of events. Guess a lot of plays are performed there.

        April 24, 2014 at 11:51 am |
        • TNT

          I'm not much into plays, however, I did see the play, "Wicked". I highly recommend it, if they have it.

          April 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm |
  7. Mary Shannon

    Good morning! Since its Thursday and we can't post throwback photos here, I am posing this TBT question of the day:

    How long have you known your oldest friend and how do you know them?

    I realized the other day that mine is a woman I've known for over 50 years....I was 3 and she was 1 when we met. Our families have been friends just about that long and are still friends today.

    April 24, 2014 at 10:26 am |
    • TNT

      Hi Mary Shannon! I am still friends with many of my friends from kindergarten. Also, my friends from the middle school (grades 6th, 7th & 8th). That's where the grammar (north, south, & west) schools merge to one from this district. Yes, I still live in my school district. Everyone in our school got along & will be friends forever...have been for about 48 years now! (I suddenly feel old. Lol!)

      April 24, 2014 at 11:17 am |
      • Mary Shannon

        Nice...and I know what you mean by feeling old!!

        April 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm |
        • TNT

          The funny thing is, we're not old! 90 is old. Lol!

          April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Being as I'm only 32 my list is not impressive. But have several friends I've known since I was 7.

      April 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm |
      • TNT

        25 years is a long time to have same friends. Next thing ya know, you'll be saying you've been friends for 45 years! Time goes so fast.

        April 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm |
    • AleeD from Home Sweet Home®

      Interesting question. I've known my optometrist since 4th grade & my hubby since ... well ... it's a long and complicated story. Suffice it to say I have known him not as long as my optometrist. My two closest female friends I've known since the mid 90's.

      April 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm |
  8. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Turth on vacation again?

    April 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm |
    • RC

      Dunno. Conspicuously absent......

      April 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm |
      • RC

        Ok fine-is this better?

        Dunno. Consp!cuously absent......

        Stoopid Mod Botz....

        April 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm |
  9. RC

    Sooo...Pres. Obama came to see the Oso mudslide folks. And promptly mis-pronounced OSO. 4 times. 3 simple letters.

    April 23, 2014 at 10:31 am |
  10. TNT

    Hi all! Did ya have a nice Easter?
    AleeD, idk where I've been or how I missed it, but, you had surgery? Are ya ok?

    April 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm |
    • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ TNT

      I wasn't real loud about it, but yes, I had day-surgery on 4/9. I R ok. Thank you for caring. Feeling a few twinges now & then, but I'm feeling pretty ok. I go see the doc manana for my final release before going back to work.

      Wait ... um ... not that kind of release .... ~_~

      April 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm |
      • TNT

        Geez, I'm sorry you had to have surgery, are ya fixed? (not sure what ya had done) How did driving go? When I couldn't drive after a couple surgeries, I had either stitches or staples in my stomach. Hope you don't have that...ouch! Hopefully, you recuperate as quickly as Mary Shannon did!

        April 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm |
      • TNT

        Moderated? Your message should show up later, AleeD. Lol! (I swear, I said nothing wrong. 😆)

        April 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm |
      • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ TNT

        Thank you for asking. Saw the doc this morning and am released to go back to work on Monday. Am I fixed? ^_^ I don't know if that's even possible. Oh. Physically? Yes. ^_^

        April 25, 2014 at 11:06 am |
        • TNT

          Lol! Glad everything is good with ya.

          April 25, 2014 at 11:45 am |
  11. AleeD from Home Sweet Home®

    Howdy folks? How's tings?

    April 22, 2014 at 10:42 am |
    • RC @AleeD from Home Sweet Home®

      Tings hokay-you?

      April 22, 2014 at 11:22 am |
      • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ RC

        Ess Sokay. Gonna try diving today. Should be interesting. First time since the surgery. Hoping the lobotomy helps with the road rage. ;)

        April 22, 2014 at 11:45 am |
        • RC @Alobotomy

          Ah. That would explain the blank stare.....

          April 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm |
        • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ RC

          0_0 That – and the oxy.

          April 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm |
    • Mary Shannon

      Glad you're doing well, have fun with the driving, hey, you can't be any worse than 90% of the other drivers on the road. Have fun!!

      April 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm |
      • RC

        Especially in Floridork....

        April 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm |
      • AleeD from Home Sweet Home® @ Mary S & RC

        There were several dorks "floring" that day. We'll see how my tolerance is tomorrow. ;)

        April 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm |
  12. ∞ Weeds ∞

    And some of their fast food "restaurants" have tip jars....

    April 22, 2014 at 3:46 am |
  13. Ms. Grammar

    Not sure why, but this is one of my favorite pictures for Coffee Klatsch.

    April 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm |
    • ∞ Weeds ∞


      April 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm |
  14. RC

    Good morning everyone. Hope everyone enjoyed/survived (Jdizzle/Truth) 4:20! The Cannabis Cup? Priceless!

    April 21, 2014 at 10:36 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      Celebrated early on roadtrip to and from Volbeat on Friday. Awesome show, BTW. Studio quality. Trivium was good and Digital Summer better live than what I heard on YouTube.

      April 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm |
      • TNT

        How fun! I'm jealous. (lol) Did they play a long time? Sounds like it was worth the drive. 😃

        April 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          We were right next to this guy recording.

          April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am |
        • TNT

          Did they record the concert? That will be a must have! 😃

          April 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm |
        • TNT

          Sorry, I misunderstood. (should have watched video 1st) The guy you were sitting next to posted that on youtube? Why didn't ya stick your face in front of his phone/camera? Lol!

          April 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Some dude next to us did. Pretty good quality video but you don't quite get the thump and volume of the live performance.

          April 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm |
        • TNT

          Seems like they had a good light show, too! (still jealous. Lol!)

          April 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm |
  15. Photo Caption

    The sight left June horrified, however Evelyn was oddly intrigued......

    April 21, 2014 at 10:28 am |
    • MicheleG™


      April 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm |
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