Coffee klatsch
April 27th, 2011
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  1. JBJingles

    Wow just saw a report on the main site about storms in the South...hope RH is OK! I think he is traveling back from FL tonight...

    April 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
    • SeaBee@JBJ

      Looks like the storms are farther north than Rich's route, but keeping my fingers crossed for him and WD.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  2. JBJingles@All

    Saw this over on the 5@5 grilled cheese debate and thought we could play a game and keep it going... :)
    Goober Grape

    .... a few peas short of a casserole

    .... a sandwich short of a picnic

    .... a few crayons short of a full box

    ... a few marshmallows are missing from his cereal box

    April 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • JBJingles@All taco shy of a fiesta platter eggroll shy of a pu pu platter

      April 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • MicheleG

      a fork short of a tine

      a picnic short of some ants

      a shoe with no heel

      a brain short of a few neurons

      April 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@JBJ, MicheleG

      A few claown short of a circus...

      April 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
      • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@JBJ, MicheleG


        April 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
    • MicheleG

      a blog post with no spek chek

      a cell phone with no TEXTING
      OMG LOL BTW RU4 reel?

      April 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
    • JBJingles@MicheleG, Truth

      Bravo, well done. And MG, love the spek chek!

      April 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
    • SeaBee @ JBJ

      A few fries short of a Happy Meal

      April 27, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
      • JBJingles@SeaBee

        I like that one!

        April 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  3. SeaBee

    Oh, the joys of changing positions.... Haven't even been given a written offer for the new position, and the company already has a requistion open to fill my spot.

    April 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  4. JainaJade

    I want this weather to go away...altho the interesting clouds outside are rather fascinating to watch!

    April 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  5. JBJingles

    Decisions, decisions, do I make tandoori chicken tonight or eat leftover Thai lettuce wraps...hmmm. On a different note, went to lunch and tried the black iced tea, and the grean iced tea, and the passion fruit iced tea. The black tea jacked me up!! So I'm wide awake for the afternoon!! :)

    April 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@jbj

      Green iced tea is good, but passion fruit iced tea and white iced tea are amazing...
      As to the black tea, I think the LAST thing I need most days to be more jacked up...

      April 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
      • JBJingles@Truth

        Hmmm, must try white iced tea next... A friend just recommended Teavana stores to me and they carry it.

        April 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  6. Mare@WNY/CNY people

    Don't know if you've heard, but there are tornado watches/warnings for most of WNY/CNY right now. Be safe!

    April 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
    • JainaJade@Mare

      it seems like most of the country easy of the Mississippi river is under a watch/warning. We have a watch in the DC metro area since like 10AM and it goes until 9pm tonight I think. Hating the humidity but enjoying the clouds flying by my office!

      April 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  7. Tazer

    mmmmmmmmmm orange chicken.......

    April 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  8. Truth, Temporary Bachelor

    Just took the admin to lunch and had a bacon-swiss burger that was freakin unbelievable...

    April 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  9. DJChilllyPhil@Jukebox

    Alright! It's after lunch and I was originally going to put up something a bit...different. But then I thought that I might scare everyone away with it, so I decided on something that can be described as a classic reimagined. You'll know what I mean when it gets to about 3 minutes in... =)


    (IT Challenged version: The Beatles – "Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry" from the album LOVE)

    April 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Mare@DJ

      I LOVE LOVE! I saw it 3 years ago in Vegas – what a great show, and wonderful music to boot!

      April 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  10. Queen of Everything

    I have finished my piece of cake and am now headed home. Hasta la later!

    April 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • Jerv@Q and All

      Later Q I'm outta here too. Since it is hump day I'll drink some whiskey for every one tonight.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  11. Queen of Everything

    Okay, so I've spent my lunch break trolling the internets looking for meatloaf with carmelized onion recipes. I stumbled upon this little recipe Guess what we'll be having this weekend! On a totally unrelated matter, I'm eating a piece of cake.

    April 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • MT Miner

      I like that idea, being as all the leftover meatloaf ends up as sandwiches anyhow.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • Jerv@Q

      That sounds good. I like to substitute Heinz 57 for the ketchup.

      April 27, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
    • JBJingles@Queen

      I can't get to view blogs from work (except this one), but the description in the path, hamburger/bacon/smokey ketchup sounds yummy!

      April 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  12. Mare

    Had lunch 2 hours ago, and now I'm craving sushi. Maybe I'll pick some up on the way home...

    April 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  13. Truth, Temporary Bachelor

    For anyone who has gone voluntarily childless, I give you a strong case to support your decision:

    April 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • MT Miner

      Unreal, and we thought unemployment was high here, 40% for that age group? While we are raising our share of kids that think they are 'entitled" to everything, apparently that is the norm for that culture. I would probably be in jail for being mean if i lived there, lol

      April 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Truth

      $292 a month food stipend? WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot that's more than half of what I spend on a monthly basis for 4 people!

      April 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • Tazer


      April 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  14. Tazer@MTM

    That is random... HA!

    April 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • MT Miner

      Kind of what i was thinking, lol had the inlaws and my buddies over for the better part of the weekend, so getting down the last of the oddball leftovers. Being tomorrow is my Friday, and there are still some other oddities left, it could be even more strange tomorrow.

      April 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  15. MT Miner

    Was running late this morning when i packed my lunch, and not fully awake, just tossed stuff in, has been interesting grazing through it..... Bagel with cream cheese, cup of peach yogurt, one hardboiled easter egg, 6 meatballs with country gravy, a slice of white bread, a slice of wheat bread, bag of peanuts, 3 pieces of asparagus, and a can of ginger ail.

    April 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Mare@MT

      I understand the 'just toss' lunch, but what I don't get, is how you ended up with 1 slice of 2 types of bread. You had to open the bag to get 1 slice, why not just grab 2?

      April 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
      • MT Miner

        lol, I should have clarified, 2 heels, 2 bags, the end of the bread in the fridge, down to 3 hamburger buns for tomorrow.

        April 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
  16. Mildred

    Trying a new Asian place for lunch today- and tomorrow the team is getting taken out for Mexican!

    April 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  17. SeaBee

    Okay, well, I will check in a bit later. On to a conference call. This ought to be fun.

    April 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  18. RichardHead@ALL

    Well Smack my ass and call me Rosie-Finally loaded with O.J. and ready to roll. Everyone have a great day and stay safe.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • Queen of Everything@Richard

      I'll call you Rosie but I draw the line at smacking your ass.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:57 am |
    • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@RichHead

      Travel safely Bro!

      April 27, 2011 at 11:58 am |
  19. wendy

    hello everyone. it's been one heck of a week already. short version: my brother had surgery yesterday. they had to rebreak his fibula to get it completely straightened out...and he's still got the erector set for at least another month. so much pain he's in... lemme tell ya – i'm done with hospitals now...and why are the waiting room chairs so dang uncomfortable?!?! we've got to sit there for 8 hours waiting...why dont they at least have footrests, or something to make our stay there a bit more relaxing?? we're already forbidden to eat or drink anything in there...dehydration is not my idea of a good time. i cant get enough water today!

    i see JDizz is MIA again... hope we hear from him soon. and i havent seen sara ellen in a LONG time!!

    April 27, 2011 at 11:47 am |
    • Queen of Everything@Wendy

      Guinn has been missing too.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:57 am |
    • Tazer@Wendy

      Why won't they let you have water in the waiting room? WTF?

      April 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
      • wendy

        the waiting room for the patients is the same as for the waiting family members.. so they say no food or water so as to not tease the patients waiting to go into surgery [that havent had food/water since the night before]. which totally bites! i wanna know why there isnt two waiting rooms in this hospital...every other hospital i've been to has two specifically for that purpose.

        April 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • Tazer@Wendy

        Totally agree, that bites!

        April 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  20. Tazer

    Got kicked out of a state park last night ;)

    April 27, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • wendy

      LOL!! that begs the Q: what were you doing???

      April 27, 2011 at 11:50 am |
    • RichardHead@Tazer

      DoNot "Flash" the Bears!!

      April 27, 2011 at 11:51 am |
    • Tazer@Wendy, Rich

      Well I could make up a fun story, but really, we were just there too late. :)

      April 27, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  21. JBJingles

    Time to go get some work done, talk to you all later.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:37 am |
  22. JBJingles

    Too funny this post over on the vegan cookie thread... "fluten free", does that mean they have no gas??

    A co-worker of mine is fluten free for health reasons.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  23. Truth, Temporary Bachelor with a Public Service Announcement

    Ladies and Gentlemen, today is Administrative Professionals Day. Do something nice for your support staffers. Flowers, lunch or a small gift are always appropriate.

    Thank you and you may now return to your normally scheduled blogging.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  24. JBJingles

    Good morning all, happy Wednesday!! 1/2 way through the week and we are heading into a hot one today, 89 degrees, which means it will probably hit 94.

    April 27, 2011 at 11:08 am |
    • MT Miner

      The warmest I have seen since October was 66 on Easter Sunday, I think I could handle 90 for a day.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  25. Queen of Everything

    Bad news: My boss has forbidden me from starting a fire in my trashcan for warmth. I knew I should have just rifled through her desk for some matches instead of asking for them.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • JBJingles@Queen

      Maybe she heard about the tiki torch incident... :)

      April 27, 2011 at 11:09 am |
    • Boy Scout@Queen

      I am trying to earn my Arson Badge–need some rubbing alcohol,cotton,and some tongue depressors. Have you warmed up in no time.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:09 am |
  26. MicheleG

    Formal greetings to "my" Chumarino Klatschkies! (spel ckeck does NOT like those words....)

    A beeeeeuuuutiful morning here!
    Plan for the day: Be Annoyingly Cheerful!

    April 27, 2011 at 10:50 am |
    • MicheleG

      LIKE the photo of the two cups with the froth shaped into hearts. Nice.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:55 am |
    • JBJingles@MicheleG


      April 27, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  27. SeaBee from Home Port

    Morning!! Welcome to the middle of the week, folks! The weekend is approaching. Anyone have big plans for this weekend?

    April 27, 2011 at 10:41 am |
    • Mare@SeaBee

      Mowing the lawn, plus rolling – 7 hours of "me time" :)

      April 27, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • JBJingles@SeaBee

      Weekend will be some light cleaning, mani/pedi, menu planning for Mother's Day in Phoenix, and hopefully cooking up something fantastic, just not sure what yet...I need some inspiration!

      April 27, 2011 at 11:11 am |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        Baloney and scrambled eggs with ketchup on the side–a true Polack dish!! Maybe a little cheese thrown in too.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:20 am |
      • JBJingles@RH

        Eww, scrambled eggs with ketchup!? And baloney too. I am taking about real food, you know, chicken, lamb, cow.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:32 am |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        Shirley,You jest...Baloney is made up of all those prime cuts-add cheese and it's fabtastic.

        April 27, 2011 at 11:35 am |
    • MT Miner

      Weather permitting, I have fence to build all weekend, ughhh. Current weather forecast says i may be doing indoor activities though, so it may be time to do a ton of cooking and restock my frozen lunch cache.

      April 27, 2011 at 11:25 am |
  28. Truth, Temporary Bachelor

    Word of the day time!
    lit·to·ral   /ˈlɪtərəl/ Show Spelled
    [lit-er-uhl] Show IPA

    1. of or pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
    2. (on ocean shores) of or pertaining to the biogeographic region between the sublittoral zone and the high-water line and sometimes including the supralittoral zone above the high-water line.
    3. of or pertaining to the region of freshwater lake beds from the sublittoral zone up to and including damp areas on shore. Compare intertidal.

    4. a littoral region.

    Use littoral in a Sentence
    See images of littoral
    Search littoral on the Web


    1650–60; < Latin littorālis, variant of lītorālis of the shore, equivalent to lītor- (stem of lītus ) shore + -ālis -al1

    —Can be confused:   literal, littoral . Unabridged
    Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • Mildred

      I got nothing....

      April 27, 2011 at 10:35 am |
      • Truth, Temporary Bachelor

        This weekend, I will be fishing in a peaceful, littoral setting near a mountain lake.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:43 am |
    • Queen of Everything@WOD

      Due to recent rainfall, Indiana now has an abundance of littoral areas.

      April 27, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  29. Mare

    Good morning all – trying to drip dry after all the storms yesterday. I feel so bad for the farmers here. My county has already been declared a disaster area for them – late winter storm pretty much killed the apple crop, and we are a HUGE apple county, now everything is flooded, so I don't know about the corn :(

    April 27, 2011 at 10:07 am |
  30. DJChilllyPhil listening to new album


    April 27, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  31. Queen of Everything

    Woo Hoo! Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger are playing in Indy on August 6th! I know what I'll be asking for my birthday this year.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:51 am |
    • RichardHead

      Journey is NOT the same without Steve Perry. Just sayin'!!

      April 27, 2011 at 10:08 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Richard

        I concur. Nothing is the same without Steve Perry.

        April 27, 2011 at 10:10 am |
  32. Truth, Temporary Malcontent

    Beside, Dr. Suess is considered out of network, and who can afford the copay. Love that Obamacare...

    April 27, 2011 at 9:33 am |
  33. Queen of Everything

    So who's Dr. Suess on the beer thread?

    April 27, 2011 at 9:21 am |
    • Truth, Temporary Poet

      That was me...I tried to fit you in, but what rhymes with "Queen"???

      April 27, 2011 at 9:24 am |
      • Queen of Everything

        Certainly nothing that pertains to beer. I don't really care for beer anyway so I'm okay with being left out.

        April 27, 2011 at 9:26 am |
      • RichardHead


        April 27, 2011 at 9:26 am |
      • Truth, Temporary Poet

        "On St. Paddy's day, when beer is green, I'd love to hoist some with our Queen."...

        April 27, 2011 at 9:32 am |
  34. Queen of Everything

    Good morning, my little balls of sunshine! It's a rainy day in the Circle City but tomorrow is my Friday so I can't complain.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  35. MT Miner

    Morning all, clear and sunny here in MT, might see 60 today!

    April 27, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  36. Truth, Temporary Bachelor

    Much rejoicing in the MHC!

    In addition to U2 playing at Mile High Stadium next month, Jethro Tull was just announced for Red Rocks.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:55 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Sweet! We have Lynyrd Skynyrd in my neck of the woods.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:58 am |
    • Oscar

      "I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band. "

      April 27, 2011 at 8:59 am |
      • Psychologist

        "Who is Jethro Tull?"

        April 27, 2011 at 9:00 am |
      • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@Jerv

        Same goes for Molly Hatchet...
        Cannot beat the classics...

        April 27, 2011 at 9:01 am |
  37. JainaJade

    Good morning! Love the commercial this morning, makes me smile :-D
    I have some danishes for everyone today, so please enjoy!

    April 27, 2011 at 8:33 am |
    • R2D2

      "Beep Beep Beep Beep." Translated- – I wonder why George Lucas didn't have a cereal made for me?

      April 27, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  38. Truth, Temporary Bachelor

    Good morning all. A clear and sunny day ahead in the MHC. Just heard from Bride, who is doing an excursion with the brood into Phenom Penh (sp?) as this is a holiday week over there. Just looked up the weather and it is actually hotter in Cambodia than in VN. Glad I stayed here.

    In a related note, another Thuggets game on the agenda for tonight.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:32 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Holiday week? What's the holiday and does everything shut down for a whole week?

      April 27, 2011 at 8:56 am |
      • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@Jerv

        Reunification Day. Apparently a big holiday, comemorating when the US pulled out. Oddly though, I have never detected much (if any) anit-American sentiment. They seem to really like Westerners actually.

        The only real wtf moment I had there was on my first trip. We landed at the airport during daylight, and there is actually still some burned out plane wreckage laying in the fields next to the runways at the airport. For a brief moment, I started thinking "wtf have I gotten into here?"...

        April 27, 2011 at 9:00 am |
  39. Mildred

    Wow, people are up early.

    I still hope we hear back from Jdizz.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:12 am |
  40. Jerv@RicH

    LOL! The gluten free post was genius! Thought I'd stop in this morning before hitting the pile of work that awaits me. Are you making any runs today?

    April 27, 2011 at 7:53 am |
    • RichardHead

      Thank You Lil' Buddy–waiting to load O.J. as we speak and head back to Texas. How's it going in VA?

      April 27, 2011 at 7:56 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Gonna be humid and rainy here today. I'll be glad when the pollen stops flying all around cuz all I do is eat Claritin and sniff all the time. Were any of the Muskateers able to get in touch with your friend Jdizz?

        April 27, 2011 at 8:03 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        No Sir,I left him 2 E-Mail addresses and Truth left his but no answer yet. Have you tried Allegra Allergy over the counter? Works for 24 hrs and it's helped me.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:07 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        The Allegra I tried is 12 tables 60 mg each and the box says 12 hour. I'm gonna hunt down the 24 hour stuff. Thanks!

        April 27, 2011 at 8:11 am |
  41. RichardHead

    Good Morning ALL–Coffee is on and I'm gonna need to take out a loan for my next coffee purchase. Can you believe $9.99 for a lb. bag of Starbucks coffee? Almost as bad as paying $4.06 a gallon for diesel fuel-RipOff! End of rant for today. WD is getting better at backing up Big Blue into the dock area. Now where is the roach coach,we are hungry.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:12 am |
    • Jerv This is WD while RicH is in the sleeper catching some Zs.


      April 27, 2011 at 7:30 am |
      • MicheleG

        WD! My kind of dog! Fab!

        My best dog of a lifetime was a German Shepherd and I think she could have made coffee. She certainly understood English!

        April 27, 2011 at 10:31 am |
    • WD

      Roach Coach is here–Who wants breakfast tacos with mystery meat inside?

      April 27, 2011 at 7:54 am |
      • Jerv

        I'm so dang-on hungry I'll take three, WD.

        April 27, 2011 at 8:08 am |
  42. Captain Janeway

    "Ensign, I want long range scans for any detection of Jdizz. Use our modified deflector array to see if he is cloaked. We'll flood the whole sector with tachyon particles if that's what it takes to find Jdizz!"

    April 27, 2011 at 7:12 am |
    • Sherlock Holmes(No relation to John)

      "Release the Hounds and find the Head Nurse-she always brings him out of his funk"!!

      April 27, 2011 at 7:32 am |
      • John Holmes

        How can you tell who is the head nurse of a facility?
        She's the one with dirty knees.

        April 27, 2011 at 7:44 am |
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