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June 9th, 2014
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  1. Jessica Jacobs

    There is certainly a lot to find out about this subject. I love all of the points you've made.

    June 22, 2014 at 12:04 am |
  2. RichardHead

    A Happy Fathers Day to All Our Klatsch Dad's out there. Keep up the Good work,Gentlemen.

    June 15, 2014 at 7:24 am |
  3. TNT

    Have a nice weekend everyone. To all of the Dads out there, have a great day Sunday!

    June 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm |
  4. JBJ_from moms pueblo

    It's Friday YAY! And it's HOT...110 when I landed in PHX yesterday, whew.

    June 13, 2014 at 9:05 am |
    • Richard Simmons

      Sweatin' with the Oldies in your unnerwears. Glad you made it ok….:))

      June 13, 2014 at 9:11 am |
    • RC @ JBJ

      Wow. 48deg. and raining here.
      Oh well-keeps us green :)

      June 13, 2014 at 10:32 am |
      • AleeD® @ Weather Nerds

        It's raining here, too, but we're at 73.

        June 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm |
      • TNT

        Sunny & 61 for me.

        June 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm |
  5. AleeD® @ TGIF

    Turn Girl Into Freak. Hm. Works for me.


    June 13, 2014 at 6:44 am |
    • RC

      Fried Day da turdteenth-AND a full moon. Yay.

      June 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm |
      • ∞ Weeds ∞

        Here is something for you fellow nerds: The next full moon that falls on Friday 13th won't happen until 2049.
        Me, tonight, I'm getting my geek party on. You'll hear me howling at the full moon, fer sure.

        June 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm |
  6. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Did you know you can cook a frozen pizza on a George Forman grill? It's true! That's all I was up for last night...hoping for better news today. Happy Thursday.

    June 12, 2014 at 8:58 am |
  7. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™_the homeless

    Geez, talked to the service manager and the inspection that was ordered last week is still not done...need this to order the electric and gas meters installed, which could take 7-14 more days after ordered. I feel like my life is on hold, business trips cancelled, mom was supposed to stay with me while auntie went to Alaska, no mail delivery (don't get me going postal on that this past weekend)...*sigh*

    June 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm |
    • TNT

      Don't cha hate when your life is in someone else's hands? I'm sorry, I hope they get their "stuff" together soon.
      That eggs Benedict you mentioned sounds delicious!

      June 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm |
    • ∞ Weeds ∞

      What was that guy said, something about not blowing sunshine up your skirt?
      Here it is, Guess the day JbJ moves into her new house. The winner gets the satisfaction of boasting about their ESP or precognitive skills.

      I'll throw in the first guess: July 7th

      June 11, 2014 at 5:37 pm |
      • RichardHead@Weeds

        I'll see your prediction and raise it to--July 15th with workers still scrambling to finish.

        June 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Weeds 'n RH

        OK, you are going to make me cry with talk like this! So very sad right now...

        June 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm |
        • RichardHead@JBJ

          Turn that frown upside down….You'll be grilling and cooking in no time.

          June 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm |
    • AleeD® @ ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™_soon-to-be-homie

      You'll be in your new casa quicker than *snap*. You'll soon be in a position to look back on this time as nuthin' but a blip on your life's radar. Best way to take Rich's advice is by standing on your head. Just be sure to wear your good bloomers for that selfie. ^_^

      June 12, 2014 at 6:52 am |
  8. RC @ ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    I have cafeteria envy.........

    June 11, 2014 at 11:13 am |
    • TNT

      Geeze, no kidding!

      June 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm |
    • TheReal™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RC and TNT

      LOL – Yes it is quite nice, and nothing on the menu is more than $5.95 (and that is one the high end).

      Today's selection for your perusal (vegan items left out intentionally, not that there is anything wrong with that):
      Breakfast Special – Eggs Benedict with Grilled Tomatoes and Sautéed Spinach

      Soup – Turkey Albondigas

      Lunch Grille Special – Hot Dog Bar ‐ Chicago, Bacon Wrapped or Create your perfect dog!

      Main Course – Pasta Tossed to Order

      Salad Special – Grilled Thai Shrimp Salad with Edamame, Mango, Bean Sprouts, Cucumber and a Red Curry Dressing

      Sandwich Special – Cuban Style Panini with Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles and Yellow Mustard

      June 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm |
    • TheReal™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RC and TNT

      Let's try this again with a correction to a certain vegetable...

      LOL – Yes it is quite nice, and nothing on the menu is more than $5.95 (and that is one the high end).

      Today's selection for your perusal (vegan items left out intentionally, not that there is anything wrong with that):

      Breakfast Special – Eggs Benedict with Grilled Tomatoes and Sautéed Spinach

      Soup – Turkey Albondigas

      Lunch Grille Special – Hot Dog Bar ‐ Chicago, Bacon Wrapped or Create your perfect dog!

      Main Course – Pasta Tossed to Order

      Salad Special – Grilled Thai Shrimp Salad with Edamame, Mango, Bean Sprouts, Cukumber and a Red Curry Dressing

      Sandwich Special – Cuban Style Panini with Ham, Swiss Cheese, Pickles and Yellow Mustard

      June 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm |
      • RC @ TheReal™Lucky©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

        Definitely the Eggs Benedict, Thai Shrimp Salad (sans Edamame), followed by the Cubano.
        I'm hungry!

        June 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm |
        • TNT

          Have ya ever put hollandaise sauce on asparagus? It's actually pretty good.

          June 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@TNT

          There was a place in Redondo Beach I used to go to for brunch, they had an eggs benedict with crab meat, asparagus or spinach and hollandaise, so yummy.

          June 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm |
        • ∞ Weeds ∞

          Hollandaise sauce on asparagus? It is my favorite way of eating it. I'd eat it at breakfast with eggs, it sounds like a natural combo. Add some grits and few biscuits with some country ham, with some redeye and/or greyhorsey and that'd rock my morning. Man, I can't wait for a big breakfast this weekend.

          June 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm |
      • TNT

        Nice menu & the price is so right!

        June 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm |
      • RichardHead

        I'll have the sliced smoked brisket,with sweet pickles,cowboy beans and an extremely COLD Coors beer…..Wait a minute-that's what I am having. :))

        June 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm |
        • TNT

          Mmmmm, smoked brisket & coors, my kind of eats! (& drink. Lol)
          Hope all is well with ya.

          June 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm |
        • ∞ Weeds ∞

          Sweet pickles? What kind of sweet pickle?

          June 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm |
        • AleeD® @ Weeds

          Sweet! "Pickles."

          June 12, 2014 at 6:47 am |
  9. TheReal™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    And you wonder why we question your intelect and maturity? Your grandma must be so proud...

    June 11, 2014 at 11:05 am |
    • TheReal™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

      oops, I posted right as the mop went by! What day is it??

      June 11, 2014 at 11:12 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Folks with that much free time *could* be, I dunno, volunteering at a soup kitchen or learning another language or somehow bettering the world and/or themselves. But nope. Much like my elderly and increasingly incontinent dog, they poop on the floor for attention.

      June 11, 2014 at 11:16 am |
      • TNT @ RH

        All tho I'm not a troll (as you know), I am learning another language right now. It's quite a challenge, but, I'm doing pretty good! (patting myself on the back. 😃)

        June 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm |
        • TNT

          Oh crap! Sorry, I forgot to remove the "@RH" from yesterday. I'll just say, "duh". Lol!

          June 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm |
      • TheReal™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Kat

        Agree completely, I just don't get how anyone could enjoy doing that, and I know what you mean on your dog...that was Odie's problem, then soontobeex hubs decided he needed to be put to sleep for it. :(

        June 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm |
      • Jerv

        Yeah I get yah. The lack of civility and empathy is astounding. Hang in there with that old dawg. Mine is 19 and easily gets lost, forgets, or plain gets wore down. But she still licks and snots on me. I love that. Take care Kat and all.

        June 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm |
        • Kat Kinsman

          19! Awwwww! Treasure every moment you can. I'm sure you do.

          My sweet girl is 12 1/2 and is losing her mind and her strength. If she gets to a point where she can't walk, I swear, I'll have her surgically attached to me. I love her with a ferocity that shocks me sometimes.

          June 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm |
  10. RC @T-Rolls everywhere

    Oh good Lord. Here we go again.........
    Kat? SLT? anyone?

    June 11, 2014 at 10:22 am |
    • RH@RC

      I'm working on it...

      June 11, 2014 at 10:27 am |
    • AleeD® @ RC

      I must say, of the food-related rolls, I prefer Little Debbie's Swiss.

      June 11, 2014 at 10:59 am |
      • RC @ AleeD®

        Little Debbie doesn't like it when you talk about her rolls. She's sensitive like that.......

        June 11, 2014 at 11:16 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Some people actually have that much free time in their day. I'm envious.

      I mopped. Let's see what happens.

      June 11, 2014 at 11:04 am |
      • AleeD® @ Kat

        That is one mighty mop you wield. Thank you.

        June 11, 2014 at 11:17 am |
      • RC @ Kat

        Thanks Kitten. You're the best!

        June 11, 2014 at 11:17 am |
  11. 👽

    We know who you trolls are and are coming for you. Keep looking over your shoulder,we can strike at any time. Just so you know,we will transport you to Uranus,turn you inside out like the Azzhats that you are,and leave you there till you expire. Be Afraid.

    June 11, 2014 at 9:23 am |
  12. Alee D Subst i tute DJ®
    ... rather let the goblins in. I know I locked the door when I left last nite. Riiiiiiich? Did YOU let the gobs in?

    June 11, 2014 at 7:33 am |
  13. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Lunch

    BBQ wars are raging! Went down to our cafe for today's lunch grill special...Chimichurri Flank Steak with Roasted
    Cilantro Potato Wedges and Grilled Asparagus, Fennel and Spring onions and had them put the chimichurri on the side, then I noticed we had some Salt Lick Chipotle BBQ sauce and tried that, very tasty I might say. Looking forward to a conference in Austin in September!!

    June 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm |
    • AleeD® @ ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

      Would that conference happen to coincide with a special Sept. 19th date? ^_^

      June 11, 2014 at 6:50 am |
      • JBJ@alee

        Um, no I don't believe it does...tho there may be an opportunity for a field trip to Matts El Rancho or Franklins BBQ!

        June 11, 2014 at 8:41 am |
    • JBJ

      In case there was any doubt, not me...seems the gobs learned cut and paste in summer skoole.

      June 11, 2014 at 8:35 am |
    • JellyBean

      You really should to go back to the Marquee blog to troll.

      June 11, 2014 at 8:51 am |
  14. Kat Kinsman

    I feel like I want RH to weigh in here:

    June 10, 2014 at 11:18 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Kat

      I sent out a Bat Signal... :)

      June 10, 2014 at 11:40 am |
      • RichardHead

        I couldn't see the Bat signal while tanning in the bright sunlight here in Katy….I mean I was working in the back 40. :)) @KAT,Thank You for asking for my feedback…..I have more questions than answers on this subject. It will be a long reply,won't pull any punches and should give you all an inside look into the Trucking Industry. It ain't pretty.

        June 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm |
        • RichardHead@Our Fearless Leader--KAT

          My name is Jim and I received my CDL ( Commercial Drivers License ) in 1989 from an accredited school in Abilene,Texas that is still in business today. There has been much speculation and innuendo ( I'm looking at you, Nancy Grace ) concerning this Walmart crash,that injured a famous comedian and killed his mentor,plus the injuries of others in his Limo. So question #1 to Ms. Grace-How do you know that this Driver had been driving for 24 hours ?? Have YOU seen his OBC-( On Board Computer ),looked at his Qualcomm also known as an ELB-( Electronic Log Book ),or even seen the results of a blood and alcohol test that is Mandatory after any Fatal crash,and takes from 3 to 10 days to get final results…depending on the lab used ? No,I didn't think so. You pull up a Twitter account that has NOT at this time been proven to be this Drivers. Pure Speculation on your part.
          Question #2-Walmart has an excellent Driving History. Drivers are Proud to say they work and Drive for Walmart. A Minimum of 3 to 5 years of Accident free driving ( Verified ) before they will even give you an interview. It is a job most Professional Drivers strive for.
          Question #3–To the DOT and Congress–You continue to add rules and regulations on Drivers that are unproven.–I found myself MORE tired under these present rules than when I was running paper logs. Paper logs are in 15 minute increments,ELB is to the minute. As stated in the video,Who knows better when a person is tired,NOT a computer,or a piece of paper…It is the Driver. I have Always told newbies-" There is NO load worth killing yourself or someone else just for cents on the mile." Yet Dispatchers at these Companies keep pushing the Drivers…YOU have to be on time with this delivery,think of how it will make the company look if your late. We have an excellent On Time Delivery Rating…and think about your Bonus while your at it. Of course,All of this is said over the telephone,NEVER the OBC. When you get that message on the OBC-" Plz,call me " you know the BS is about to start.
          My #1 problem is…Where are these trucks suppose to park at night to take the mandatory 10 hour break ? I was driving 48 states and the Majority of State Rest Areas were CLOSED–either due to renovation-looking at you Nevada,New York New Jersey and others.or they don't have enough money for security to police the areas and just shut them down. Trucks are parked on the entrance ramps,the exit ramps,on the shoulder of the highway,or the next exit on the side of the road. No parking after 6:00 p.m in most truck stops,so Where do we Park ?? Where do you go when you've had too much coffee to meet a deadline delivery ? You pull off at an exit…hit the emergency flashers and water the grass,then get back underneath it and RUN.
          A Hard look needs to be taken at Trucking Companies ( 3 that I can name ) that allow drivers after only 3 months of driving for them,to become "Trainers ",in my opinion,an accident waiting to happen. I've had many newbies approach me asking to help adjust the weight on their loads after they were smart enough to scale the load,but were NEVER taught how much each trailer hole,or How much each notch in the 5th wheel,moves a certain amount of weight. These gals and guys are set up for failure from the start. I blame some of the Trucking Schools,but MOST of all,The Trucking Companies for Failure to Teach Safety and common everyday problems faced by a Trucker.
          Another Major Gripe and probably the #1 cause for Fatigued Drivers-Detention Pay. Let's say you have a 3:00 appointment at a Grocery Warehouse,and it's frozen food. You get there an hour early in hopes of getting a dock door and some sleep.Nope,it ain't gonna happen…..They will use your portable refrigerated trailer as their own Warehouse and you sit there,and sit there,NOT getting Paid. Then,you have to listen to the CB Radio in case they call you so you can go in to unload,which now creates another problem…It is now up to the Driver to unload,restock any pallets that don't meet their specifications,and get paid peanuts by Your own Company,or Hire a Lumper that gets 3 times more pay than the Driver to unload the trailer. The warehouse gets the majority of the cut,then the lumper. Just two weeks ago,I had a firm 1:00 appointment to pick up at Hostess,yep,Twinkie's and cherry pies. 15 and a half hours later I was Still waiting to get into a dock door. I sent a message to my Fleet manager requesting Detention Pay,and was offered $ 20.00. Now that figures out to 66 cents an hour,a little below the Federal Minimum Wage. I told them to keep it…I didn't want to Bankrupt the Company.Unless you have food and drink in the truck,your stuck. Can't leave,NO roach coach to at least get something hot to eat, Nothing. The Life of Today's Truck Driver.
          So,How many of YOUR Congressman get Hush Money from Lobbyists FOR The Trucking Companies ?? YOU would be surprised.
          A Special note to Ms.Kinsman…When I started Driving in 1989,there were many Drugs,some people have heard of–L.A Turnarounds-Black Mollies,etc. The ONLY good thing Congress has done to this Day,is make Mandatory and Random Drug Testing a Law. Everything else has gone to hell in a hand basket. As I told You and others,I Don't Trust Myself Anymore on the road. It reminds me of a quote from Clint Eastwood…" A Man's GOT to know his limitations ", and I think I have finally found mine. Thank You Kitten,for letting me state some facts,where to this Day,the majority of Truck Accidents are still caused by 4 wheelers,either texting,reading a paper,putting on make-up,etc.
          It's Time,Thank You.

          June 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          WOW! The TRUTH made clear. Kat put him on your show as a well informed, professional, interviewee! Let us know when. I want to SEE this one on CNN in a major way!!!!

          June 10, 2014 at 7:07 pm |
        • AleeD® @ Bruddah Rich

          Hi Jim. What's better than knowing your limitations? Knowing what to do about them. Kudos for making the right decision for you. That's not easy. Just know, there's always a special place for you in the dungeon. We cure all ills. ~_~

          June 11, 2014 at 7:08 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ RH

          A lot of my thoughts exactly

          June 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm |
        • TheReal™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

          Well said, my friend and kudos to you for always trying to do the right thing! I'm reminded of another saying, "know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em". Well played!

          June 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm |
  15. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Happy Tootsday (nod to RH). Anyone seen Turth?? I worry when our peeps suddenly disappear....

    June 10, 2014 at 10:47 am |
  16. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

    Hay there! WHAT, you are leaving retirement already?? What about the leisure suits I ordered for you?? :))

    June 9, 2014 at 11:09 am |
    • AleeD® @ JBJ

      Baby blue? With the matching ruffled shirt? Pictures, pictures.

      June 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

        Naw, I have to exchange them for some bell bottoms and a fringe vest...RH is going hippy on us. :)

        June 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm |
        • AleeD® @ JBJ

          Don't forget to trade those matching, shiny patents for some Huaraches.

          June 10, 2014 at 6:59 am |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

          I was thinking more along the white platform style, or moccasin with fringe to match the vest.

          June 10, 2014 at 8:33 am |
        • AleeD® @ ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

          Ooooo, go-go boots ....

          June 10, 2014 at 9:01 am |
  17. Sir Biddle@RH

    Jimbo I hope just because you're not behind the wheels means you won't be behind the keyboard and active on the Klatch. As one of the original Klatch members,your humor has kept me coming back here for years and I hope all goes as well as things can in your transition. No change is easy, if it was it wouldn't be worth it. Hang in there and you can always reach out – as you already know!

    June 9, 2014 at 8:48 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      WORD. You pretty much aimed your rig right into the center of our hearts. It stays parked.

      June 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        I wholeheartedly agree! You are a wanted man!

        June 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          I have my own tales to tell about being a school bus driver way back when. 97 and 91 passenger Crowns, kindergarten through senior high. Cummings and Detroit diesels, air brakes, air horns, 5 speed double clutching. 40 feet long, 13.5 feet high. GVW 38,000 lbs. (Maybe that was net, I forget). Been there and done that. It'd have been fun without the JUNIOR high school kids.

          June 10, 2014 at 7:14 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          Cummins not Cummings. sorry.

          June 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm |
  18. TNT @ RH

    I'm not an old skool truck driver & don't quite understand what happened. I am sorry you had to give up something you love. I was in a different situation & had to give up my biz. As bummed as I was about it, it was something that had to be done. Family 1st, tho. Good luck to you!

    June 9, 2014 at 7:39 am |
  19. Photo Captain®

    As he reviews his release contract, the boss comes in with a much-too-small severance check. "... can't get the flock out of here fast enough," grumbles Rich.

    June 9, 2014 at 6:44 am |
    • RichardHead

      HA !!!….'Sista,you have No idea how close to the truth you are. I remember after walking out of the Dallas Terminal, a song popped into my head–Take this job and Shove IT,I ain't working' here NO More. I actually had a smile on my face and it felt as though a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. Even Big Blue was strolling down the highway in a way we hadn't done since the first time I bought her in 1998. AC/DC blasting on the stereo,and me with a grin a mile wide.
      I want to Thank You All for your kind words and encouragement. As Allie D told me…You will find out who your True Friends are,or they weren't Friends in the first place. Plan B for Big Blue is in the works and it's a win-win with and old Friend,myself and Big Blue. She WILL run again. YOU Girls and Guys are The Best.

      June 9, 2014 at 10:46 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Wish I could give you a real HUG!

        June 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm |
      • AleeD® @ Retired RH

        Love that weightless feeling under those circumstances. Need any help with plan B? Wait, does B stand for Big, Blue or Bruddah?

        June 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm |
      • AleeD® @ Retired RH

        Your comment is awaiting moderation. Crap. No c u m words.

        Love that weightless feeling under those circ u mstances. Need any help with plan B? Wait, does B stand for Big, Blue or Bruddah?

        June 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm |
      • RC @RH-Ret.

        Congrats, Bro. Best wishes to you, Big Blue and whomever this mysterious Friend is. Leaving something you've done and loved for years can't be easy. Sounds like you've got a plan though and that will make things easier. Hopefully plan B will still let you "Rock On With Your Truck On!"

        June 10, 2014 at 10:51 am |
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