Coffee klatsch
January 10th, 2011
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  1. Tazer@Wit

    I will do my best to finish the decorations tonight my witty one!

    January 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  2. The Witty One@All

    I'm back after more stupidness. Stupid stupid stupid.......
    grumble grumble grumble....
    And now i'm out til tomorrow since I need {someone in my office has the titanic song as their ring tone...awkward} to go home and pack.

    TWO out!

    P.S. – I want my review Tazer!

    January 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  3. wendy

    i'm going outside to stick my head in the snow...maybe it'll cool me off enough to be able to stand being here for another hour. MAN i swear they've got the heat set at 90'!!

    January 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
  4. Truth@All

    I am gone. See you all in the a.m.!

    January 10, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  5. Dave the 1st

    See ya, I'm outta here!!!

    January 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  6. J.B.Jingles@wendy

    I loved how excited you got over the snow, made me smile! I think they got you on tape... LOL

    January 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
    • wendy

      yup... that's about right!!! :)

      January 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  7. J.B.Jingles@Dave1st

    Very good, you got me as I am no movie buff...

    January 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  8. Dave the 1st

    Klatsch me if you can.
    Klatscher in the Rye.

    January 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  9. J.B.Jingles@Dave1st

    Love that title! :)

    January 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  10. Queen of Everything@All

    Hasta la later, everyone! I'm off to brave the cold weather outside. See you in the morning!

    January 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  11. MicheleG

    Buenas Noches all. Will check back in later but, in the meantime, life calls......

    January 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  12. Tazer

    Ergh talk about overcompensation- the office is ROASTING right now. And of course I wore a sweater.

    Grumble grumble grumble.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Tazer

      Our office is like a sauna today too. Granted it is only 25 degrees outside today but still enough is enough.

      January 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
    • Tazer@QoE

      Agreed. It's ridiculous.

      January 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  13. Dave the 1st@Wendy, JBJ

    1. Have to disagree with you, Fries and mayo are THE BOMB!
    2. Miricle whip- the only miricle about it is that they are still in business...
    3. Clash of the Titans (original), or 48 hours.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Dave the 1st@All

      So if we did a movie, would it be Klatsch of Titans?

      January 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Like it!

        January 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  14. J.B.Jingles@wendy

    funny I grew up on miracle whip, but can't stand it now except maybe on a turkey sandwich...french fries with chipotle mayo is gooooood.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
    • wendy

      hah! ok...i'll give ya the chipotle mayo... that is pretty tasty... i know folks that do straight plain mayo for their fries. *shudder*

      January 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@wendy and JBJ

      Miracle Whip and Ruffles potato chips. Now that's a blast from the past. I haven't had that combo for years, I may have to bust some out tonight.

      January 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  15. wendy

    so i watched a movie yesterday... 'to wong foo thanks for everything, julie newmar'. forgot how much fun it was! Patrick Swayze in drag is a hoot! What's your "recent viewing of an oldie but goodie that you havent seen in YEARS"?>

    January 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • MicheleG

      It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World – total farce. mind candy.

      I recognize MANY of the places around LA: Malibu, San Pedro, Long Beach, the PV peninsula, the Pacific Coast Highway. The giant "W."

      January 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@ wendy

      The Mirror has Two Faces with Barbra Streisand and Jeff Bridges. It's very sweet and I'm a sucker for romance.

      January 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
    • Truth@JBJ, MicheleG, QOE

      "Miracle Mile"...VERY bizarre film...

      January 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
  16. J.B.Jingles@QoE & Truth

    Hmm, meat and fruit is my hubby's fave, but not so much for me...don't like the sweet with my meat.
    Truth – what no cobb salad, chinese chicken salad, italian chopped salad??

    January 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
    • Truth@JBJ

      My idea of the perfect salad is a LARGE bowl of iceburg, laced generously with Gerard's champagne vinaigrette, croutons, oregano and bacon bits. Yum!

      January 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        My idea of a perfect salad is a large grilled chicken caesar salad. The crisp cold romaine paired with the warm slices of grilled chicken topped with the creamy Caesar dressing and shaved parmesan cheese. Mmmmmmm, heaven.

        January 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  17. wendy@jbj

    food that does not go together: french fries and mayonnaise. YUCKYUCKYUCK other than that i'm willing to try anything once. (mayo is just gross all around, i'm a miracle whip girl) :)

    January 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  18. MicheleG

    Did I read it correctly that the Stupid Pie has no crust...?

    January 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
    • MicheleG

      OK...I get from the loud silence that YES it has NO Stupid.........(sigh)

      January 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  19. Queen of Everything@RH

    Have a good nap! Talk to you in the morning. Toodles!

    January 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  20. RichardHead@All

    Gotta grab a nap before Dallas tonite so Everyone have a safe and warm evening. Tomorrow All.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
    • The Witty One@RH

      Sleep well and drive safe!

      January 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
    • Truth@RichHead

      I didn't know "Dallas" was still on television...

      Might want to get yourself a DVR...

      January 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • wendy


      January 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  21. J.B.Jingles

    Back from lunch with a full belly and happy. The chicken potstickers won out with a side of sweet potatoe fries...the mac n cheese just doesn't seem to have any redeeming nutritional qualties.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
    • wendy

      what?! mac = pasta = grain. cheese = dairy product. (bonus if you add milk). two of your basic food groups! and if you add tuna you've got your meats, and if you add peas you've got your veggies! :)

      January 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
      • J.B.Jingles@wendy

        LOL – If I put tuna and peas in my mac n cheese, I couldn't keep it down, YUCK! Sooo the question of the day is, do you have any foods that just don't go together (for you anyway). Mine is fish + pasta or salad. ewww I love fish but cannot get it near pasta or lettuce...

        January 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
      • Truth@JBJ, Wends

        Any kind of meat in a salad...Salad should be lettuce, tomatoes, dressing, croutons, oregano and maybe bacon bits...

        January 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@ JB

        Mine would have to be meat and fruit. The only exception is an apricot chicken dish that one of my friends makes. Yummy!

        January 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
      • wendy@qoe

        no turkey and cranberries??

        January 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
      • wendy@qoe

        or ham and pineapple? or steak with grilled cherries? oh the combos i could come up with that are delish!

        January 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@ wendy

        Yuck, yuck and yuck.

        January 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  22. The Witty One@Tazer!

    Starting over down here so I can find the posts easily.

    Did I mention I am scared of clowns? Ever since I saw the movie "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" when I was young I have been freaked out by them.

    Side note – I saw the movie again last year and laughed my arse off.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
    • wendy

      kay, i'm bustin in your conver. IT has to be the scariest clown ever....

      January 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
      • The Witty One@wendy

        IT=scary clown movie as well.

        January 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • Tazer@Wit!

      I have to say I agree with you. Clowns are creepy... and if you think about the people that want to be clowns... shiver.

      That and birds. Yikes.

      January 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
      • The Witty One@Tazer!

        I agree that people that want to be clowns are creepy. I haven't heard of anyone wanting to be a bird though.....

        Side note – I would love to have the eyes of a hawk! Then I wouldn't have to buy expensive seats at concerts....

        January 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
      • Tazer@Wit!

        Hhaha what?! Now it'd be OK to be able to fly like a bird, but those beady little eyes and pointy beaks make me crazy.

        That would be cool to have something like zoom vision. So you could see from the nosebleeders but still be able to adjust it for close up stuff. Like built in binoculars. Cool.

        January 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  23. 1st lady @Dave the1st

    They said they got all that info from filling out payday loan apps.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Dave the 1st@1st lady

      so....are they talking about a current loan, or something from a long time ago?
      If they are talking about a current loan, shouldn't they have said they got the info from the LOAN APPLICATION?

      January 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
      • 1st lady @Dave the1st

        A current loan and why would they give all the the information to Kathy not knowing who she is .?

        January 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  24. MicheleG

    wish I could drink beer but it's too "carby." A little white wine helps me take the edge off, though..... White Merlot is good.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  25. Tazer@SeaBee

    Greetings! We made some cinnamon hazelnut coffee over here. Since we ran out of that aramark crap.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • SeaBee

      Hmmm, care to share??? I can swing by and pick some up... Our hot water is broken here, and cannot have the soothing cup of tea that I was really craving.

      January 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • Tazer@SeaBee

      I'd love to share.

      The water thing is broken over there? Can you nuke the water? Then you'd at least get something.

      January 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  26. SeaBee

    Well, I am definitely pulling in late today... Someone did save me a cup of something overly caffeinated, right?
    Survived the weekend of relatives and the younger sibling's wedding. SO glad that whole ordeal is complete.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  27. Snowbunny@TWO

    Ready for another cold one yet?

    January 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@SnowB

      Ummmm, if you're just handing those out, I'll take one!

      January 10, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • RichardHead@Snowbunny

      Well,Thanks for asking me! No thanks,I have to drive later! I see how you are now. HA!

      January 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Snowbunny

      I'll take one too! I don't usually drink beer but my office is burning up today!

      January 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
      • Snowbunny@QofE


        January 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • Snowbunny@SirB & RH

      Sorry guys! Here you go, just opened 2 for you. Anybody else want something while I'm up? TWO was calling everything "stupid" earlier and I was trying to cheer him up! He drank his 1st beer about an hour ago so I figured he was ready for another. Here's some pretzels, peanuts and popcorn too! RH- you can have one with us. Just pull out the sleeping bag and sleep at work tonite. HA!! :) Ladies- anyone want a cold one?

      January 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@SnowB


        January 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
      • Tazer@Snowbunny

        Yes please! What are you serving?

        January 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
    • wendy

      beer me please! i worked up a thirst earlier...

      January 10, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • The Witty One@Snowbunny

      I'm already on numero three. I only get the first one served to me. After that I just help myself :) I will take the two open ones though....

      January 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
      • Snowbunny@ALL

        Not sure what everybody likes so I brought in domestic and import!!

        January 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  28. RichardHead@Wendy

    You forgot about the burnt ends but thats o.k.

    January 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • wendy

      DOH! i'm just so wound up from our victory i forgot all about food!! many apologies!! what kind of sauce did you use??

      January 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • RichardHead@Wendy

        As they say,Sauce covers up BAD BBQ! Yet,and no joke,being from Texas the BEST sauce I have ever had was from Rudy's BBQ! You can order it online and Thank me later. It's got a pepper bite yet it's not black pepper and I use it on Pork chops and meat loaf. I love this stuff!

        January 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
      • wendy

        my fave are rubs. several years ago i would judge the American Royal rub contest here in KC. so many diff rubs, so YUMMY. and most times i'd luck out and be able to take a baggie home full of my favorite ones.

        i shall try it out! my current 'fave' is my friend Bob's bbq team's sauce. just the right combo of sweet and hot.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  29. J.B.Jingles@RH

    Yumm! Evil, but yumm...

    January 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
  30. Dave the 1st

    Any lawyers here?

    January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • Truth@Dave1

      I manage a building full of them. What type of law is your issue?

      January 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
      • Dave the 1st@truth

        I got some jackwagon calling the first lady telling her that she took out a "payday loan" for $2000 in November. Also said she didn't pay it back. Told her she would be going to jail if she didn't send 2 grand today. Pretty sure this is a scam, for a couple of reasons:
        1. We only have one account, and there was never a deposit for that much.
        2. Noone would give us a loan for that much.
        3. A legitimate company would not (should not) threaten jail, and would not require it immediately when it supposedly only a little over 30 days old.
        The First lady, however, is terrified and I am trying to calm her down.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
      • wendy

        definitely a scam. take the number/acct info she's supposed to send the cash to and call your local PD with the info. i've heard about this scam in recent days...

        January 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
      • Truth@Dave1

        One of my tenants just directed me to this:

        Anotehr thing to consider is if this is a case of identity theft. Could someone have done this in the first lady's name? Can they provide you with a signed loan agreement, address of branch where it was taken, check copies, etc. All things to consider.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
      • Tazer@Dave the 1st

        Pretty sure that's a scam, from the banking industry.

        First, it would go to collections. There's no such thing as debtor's jail in the US.
        Second, I have never seen a payday loan for more than a couple hundred bucks. I'm relatively certain that you can't get a 2K loan from one of those joints.
        Also, any loan would require some sort of paperwork/signature, so if she's not aware of it then it's likely fake.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • Dave the 1st@truth&wendy

        All good points, and things I was considering. The scary part is that they had her social. I am going to attempt to call them when I get home. I instructed her if they call again to get all info she could and tell them a lawyer will be calling them back.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • Dave the 1st@Tazer

        As for the jail part, they are telling her that they are going to press charges for check fraud.

        January 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
      • Dave the 1st@Tazer

        make that, "send her to jail for check fraud". not press charges.

        January 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Dave the 1st

      I take that as a no.....

      January 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  31. wendy

    I'm BACK! we creamed the opposition!!! tomorrow rematch will be riotous i'm sure! thank goodness i had my spiffy boots on, my feet are gloriously dry! but my snow hat is soaking wet... my arms are tired and mittens frozen. hot cocoa pls RH!

    and to add to the stupid: stupid midwest drivers who hug your bumper and honk at you when they slide sideways cuz they're snow-stupid. and zyrtec works wonders on cat allergies TWO, i also suffer from the feline sneezies.

    ps..i agree Tazer – living alone is the best ever!!! a whole house of quiet solitude. just me, my dogs, a hot toddy and a roaring fire is on the menu when i'm finally able to get home tonite... i all caught up now?

    January 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • Tazer@Wendy

      Oooo I so miss having a fireplace. Nothing beats a fire on a cold night.

      It's crazy how many people are allergic to cats.

      January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • wendy

        what's weird is that i wasnt always alllergic. i was immune till i hit 22. then all heck broke loose. just looking at short hairs make my face go 'PUFF!' but for some reason long hairs take a lot longer to make me sneeze... if i could i'd have a siamese roaming the halls at home. :) they're so smart!

        January 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • Snowbunny@Tazer&Wendy

        Isn't that awful?! I'm immune to cat allergies too. I still can't pet them and then rub my eyes or all h3ll breaks lose. I have 2 cats...

        January 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • The Witty One@wendy

      I think I tried Zyrtec at first and it didn't help. I have tried just about every allergy med under the sun.

      January 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
      • wendy

        that's a bummer!! whenever i go volunteer at the local humane society i have to dose myself – even tho i'm not around the cats directly i still get sneezy. hmmm... zyrtecs the best i know about.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
  32. J.B.Jingles

    10 minutes to lunchtime and I'm in a quandry...what to have for lunch when 1/2 my mouth is not working?? chicken pot stickers or lentil soup...or mac n cheese. help

    January 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
    • Tazer@JBJ

      Mmmmmm potstickers. Although it sounds like the soup would be easier for you to eat.

      January 10, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • wendy

      mac n cheese definitely! :) perfect for a cold day... match it up with some tomato soup and you've got heaven!

      January 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Bacon Mac and Cheese. Your welcome.

      January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@JBJ

      I will have to 3rd the vote for mac and cheese. Hot, creamy mac and cheese will cure just about anything.

      January 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Snowbunny@JBJingles

      Oh! That's right, how was your appointment? Here's some jello, pudding, mash potatoes and soup for you!

      January 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  33. Truth@All

    I have to wonder if anyone has ever tried to make the "Stupid Pie" recipe...Does not sound appealing though...

    And while on the subject of annoying co-workers, one of my colleagues decided that she could not make it in today, due to snowfall in the Denver metro area. This same colleague goes skiing every freakin weekend. Grrr....

    January 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Truth

      I forgot to ask, how's your admin's hubby?

      January 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
      • Truth@Queen

        He may be released today. They think it was due to a ulcer that went into hemmorhage. He's not a drinker, which I gather is the most common cause. She is pretty much a mess, so she is at home today. Thanks for asking.

        Btw, thought of you this weekend. Was in the car, and heard "Killer Queen"...:)

        January 10, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        Yes, I am dynamite with a laser beam. Glad to hear he's doing okay. I was going to ask last week if he was a drinker but I didn't want to imply a problem that might not have existed.

        January 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
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