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June 8th, 2011
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  1. AleeD

    Time for dinner and time with BB. See y'all in the a.m!

    June 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  2. AleeD from Home Sweet Home

    Speaking of home, is anyone still here?

    June 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm |
    • JBJingles@AleeD

      I'm here, but I think I'm alone now, doesn't seem to be anyone around now....humming in my head

      June 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm |
    • AleeD

      You get me giggling everytime you post the line from that song! ;) In a meeting today, someone mentioned Tom Jones and the VP started singing "It's not unusual" Grrr. I had had a perfectly good Foo Fighters song going on before that. ;)

      I'm trying to play catch-up on the tipping thread. :) "yourcheap" it such an ignorant hoot!

      June 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  3. Truth

    I am out. May check in later as Bride is working tonight. If I get bored with no sports on the tube, I like to surf.
    C-Y'all layta.

    June 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  4. SeaBee

    Hmmm, I wonder what the parents are going to want to eat this evening? It's night #1, so that usually means fried fish or fish product.... Yippee.

    June 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Fried fish product? I'm afraid to ask.

      Play with their food tonight. Take a piece of whatever fish you're frying, cut it into the shape of a goldfish cracker, and the coat and fry it. Bonus points if you coat it in goldfish cracker crumbs. Even more bonus points if you put them on a blue plate and surround them with things that look vaguely sea-like. :)

      I like to mess with people's heads.

      June 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
      • Truth@EGrin

        Extra, Extra points if you put the little smile on, like the crackers have...

        June 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
    • JBJingles@SeaBee

      You don't sound excited about fish and with your name!? I like to take a white fish like tilapia and wrap in foil pouch sprayed with some Pam, add sliced onions/shallots, some white wine or white wine vinegar, a little pat of butter, salt and pepper. You can even add veggies and think sliced potatoes. Make individual packets, heat grill or oven to 400, cook for 10-12 mins depending on the size of your fish. Sauce comes out like a buerre blanc but with less butter!

      June 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
      • Truth@JBJ, SeaBee

        That sounds unbelievable!
        I may pre-empt what I had planned for tonight and try that...

        June 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
      • SeaBee@JBJ

        No, don't get me wrong. I love a piece of well prepared fish, but we're talking fish and chips or oysters and chips or shrimp and chips, ad infinitum. You get the idea.
        I had an absolutely marvelous macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi in Santa Barbara not too long ago.

        June 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  5. JainaJade

    Heading to the pool in an attempt to get away from the horrible weather...and then doing wild rice salad for dinner. In theory will be posting my White Bean Salad tonight for anyone looking for a super simple dinner that is perfect for days when the oven needs to stay off :-D

    June 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • Mildred

      I'm looking forward to seeing the recipe!

      June 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  6. Mildred

    So tired... but more cleaning tonight...
    and making spinach feta pizza!

    June 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • JBJingles

      That pizza sound yummy!

      June 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  7. JBJingles

    Well done over there boys (and gals)! I finished up my reports before lunch, so I have some time to play this afternoon...

    June 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  8. JBJingles@Truth

    I think your buddy yourcheap! is now Cannibal corpse over on the tipping thread and picking on you! But, Mark is keeping him going... Off to lunch kids!

    June 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
    • Jerv@Truth and JBJ

      Yeah, I was posting as Mark when I should be getting work done. yourcheap is the same person as cannibal corpse. Same syntax and posting out of thread. I now leave him in your capable hands, Truth, to really get the liberal stooge going.

      June 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Holy crap it's nuts over there.

        I think cannical corpse = vapor.

        I was ropav :)

        June 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • Jerv@2

        Yes it was a very productive day. Got most of my reports done and stirred the heck out of the ol' stink pot. Now it is time to go home. Later folks!

        June 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
      • Jerv@2

        Oh, and I think "your" right, that dude does post like vapor. Never in thread and irratic.

        June 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Take care dude! I'll stir the pot for your reading pleasure tomorrow.

        June 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  9. Truth

    Btw, I am "quackles" on the tipping thread...HUGE parody, wondering if it will get any bites...

    June 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
  10. MT Miner

    The most difficult part of civic duty is dealing with tree hugging, bunny humper liberal stooges......

    June 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
    • JBJingles@MTM


      June 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  11. The Witty One

    Ok...I'm out for a while. I'll check in later!

    June 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
    • Jerv@2

      Later dude, and me as well.

      June 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  12. Truth

    FYI, I am Stanley Kowalski on the tipping thread...

    June 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Ms. Grammar


      June 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  13. AleeD

    Somebody's getting all riled up on the tipping thread. Have fun stirring up that pot. :D

    Lunch is over and I'm out once again.

    June 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  14. Evil Grin

    Kat and SLT, be honest. You are secret spies, aren't you? Because I swear I brought peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch today. Either that, or you read minds.


    June 8, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • JBJingles@EG

      Nice to see the Grin back...hope things are going better for you today! :)

      June 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Yes, my day is better today. I was having a problem with a specific person yesterday, which then made the whole day sour. Time heals a lot, so the situation is better today.

        But I will say that I wish people understood that selfish actions lead to consequences for everyone around them, not only themselves. And sometimes that means permanent consequences.

        June 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • Jerv@EG and All

      Dude, you have to watch the "Vegan black metal chef!- Treehugger post in the Box lunch. I think someone is vying for your evil overlord position.

      June 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        They can try. But I doubt they will succeed. I will go and take a look, however.

        June 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  15. JBJingles

    Courtesy of Caveman in response to J. Daniels on the gas vs. charcoal thread favorite line I've seen so far and worth repeating today.

    "Go freeze in your sprout patch ya tree huggin, bunny humpin, self important, elitist, liberal stooge."

    June 8, 2011 at 11:46 am |
    • Jerv

      Priceless! LOL!

      June 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
      • Truth@Jerv, JBJ

        The irony there is that I was the one posting as J. Daniels...

        June 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
      • Jerv@JJ and Truth

        I loved the use of liberal stooge, had me rolling!

        June 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
      • JBJingles@Truth

        I know, that is what was so funny about it!! And someone over on that thread used "hipster" too...I must find that one.

        June 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
    • Truth@Jerv, JBJ

      Ok, I just stirred the pot on tipping...

      June 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
      • JBJingles@Truth

        OK, who are you today? That yourcheap! is going postal over there...

        June 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
      • Truth@Jerv, JBJ

        I actually just posted as Truth...Waiting for a reaction.

        June 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  16. Mare@TWO

    They are also called biting midges. Little tiny bugs that you can hardly see – smaller than a flea. Stupid things bite like nothing. Who'da thunk that such a tiny bug could cause a human so much discomfort.

    June 8, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • The Witty One@Mare

      I don't think I have ever been bitten by one of those...

      But I did find this.

      BITING MIDGES (punkies, no-see-ums, gnats, sand flies)
      Biting midges are very small gnats that may be mistaken for black flies, though they are smaller than the latter. Midges are usually one to three millimeters in length-not much larger than a pinhead. Their biting habits are also similar to those of the black flies. They are likewise distinct from the Phlebotomus sand flies mentioned above. Biting midges are more common than sand
      flies. They are distinct from the Phlebotomus sand flies mentioned above. Biting midges are more common than sand flies in moderate climates. These insects are found around water, often in heavily populated areas, where they may be a serious nuisance. Midges may fly in swarms and usually attack at dusk.

      Because of their diminutive size, biting midges often go un­noticed until their bites are felt. Pain, usually a mild prickling sensation, occurs immediately. They tend to attack the areas such as the neckline, beltline, shoe tops, and below rolled-up sleeves and upper portions of the body. Reactions to the bites may be immediate or delayed. Some persons have quite bothersome reactions with persistent swellings or sores.

      Treatment for Insects Bite
      The area around the bite should be thoroughly cleansed because of the frequent occurrence of secondary infections. This is all that is necessary for most fly bites. Antihistamines by mouth or various topical medications can be used for itching. Cold compresses should be applied for local swelling. Allergic reactions are treated like those that occur with the stinging insects

      Prevention for Insects Bite
      Familiarity with the habits and distribution of these insects is helpful. Protective clothing limits the areas they can attack. Clothing should be secured tightly at wrists, ankles, and neck. Hats, gloves, and veils may be beneficial. The liberal and repeated use of insect repellents may be necessary.

      June 8, 2011 at 11:56 am |
      • Mare@TWO

        I know – same as the other blood suckers. I was hoping there was a better way.

        Thanks. I hate those things

        June 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  17. Mare@All

    Any one know of a good way to prevent No-See-Ums from biting? The mosquitoes aren't so bad, but those damned little buggers are horrible!

    June 8, 2011 at 11:25 am |
    • The Witty One@Mare

      What is a no-see-um?

      You could always wear a full suit of armor....

      June 8, 2011 at 11:27 am |
    • MT Miner

      A good repelant with DEET is the only full proof thing I have ever found.

      June 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
    • Ms. Grammar

      Avon's Skin-So-Soft (original scent) works wonderfully on no-see-ums and green head biting flies. Been using it for YEARS!

      June 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  18. JBJingles

    HERE! Hello and welcome to Wednesday...a quick check in before I resume my month end reports. What's happening??

    June 8, 2011 at 11:05 am |
    • RichardHead@ALL

      Look out world,we are ready to roll. Everyone have a Great Day,even the crying Miami Heat. Go Mavs!! Tomorrow all.

      June 8, 2011 at 11:10 am |
    • Jerv@JJ

      Doing the same thing you are doing. Reports, reports, reports....

      June 8, 2011 at 11:12 am |
      • Jerv@JBJ

        oops, meant JBJ.

        June 8, 2011 at 11:13 am |
      • JainaJade@Jerv

        I am also doing reports...cuz databases are fun like that :-)

        June 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  19. Mare

    Good morning all. Back at work, and 1st thing, I get a call from a headhunter about a job. :) So, I've got a lunch meeting set up for next Thursday. I hope something comes of it.

    Any suggestions for dinner tonight? It's supposed to reach 96' today. BLECH

    June 8, 2011 at 10:56 am |
    • RichardHead@Mare

      How about eggs and sausage cooked on the sidewalk?

      June 8, 2011 at 10:59 am |
      • Mare@RH

        That's about it. It's way too early to be this hot in WNY. Average high is only supposed to be in the mid to high 70's.

        June 8, 2011 at 11:05 am |
    • JBJingles@Mare

      You could try the cold cucumber soup recipe at foodnetwork by Emeril, I made it Saturday and it was quite good, but I would make it with some greek yogurt next time instead of just sour cream...and cut back on the heat a bit. Not sure if it was the jalepeno or the cayenne that did it but it creeps up on you like a pair of tight undies.

      June 8, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  20. The Witty One@All

    Morning all! How is everyone doing on this sleepy Wednesday?

    @QOE – Present!

    June 8, 2011 at 10:40 am |
    • RichardHead@TWO

      Wassup TWO? I'm about to go play in traffic and head to the hacienda.

      June 8, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • The Witty One@RH

        Sounds like fun :) I got a kick out of your tale of evading the authorities. There is a weigh station outside of Richmond on 64 and I can just imagine big blue cruising right by!

        June 8, 2011 at 11:26 am |
  21. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Morning, everyone! Not sure what to think of today... Maybe something will come to me later...

    June 8, 2011 at 10:16 am |
    • Dirk Nowitzki

      Thought for the day–2 and 2=Your team lost.

      June 8, 2011 at 10:25 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Dirk

        I saw the end of the game just like everyone else did.

        Don't be a jerk, Dirk.

        June 8, 2011 at 10:43 am |
      • Dirk Nowitzki

        A major meltdown on nationwide television. Want some german potato salad?

        June 8, 2011 at 10:51 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Dirk

        It's still anyone's series at this point...and no thanks, I'll probably enjoy some of this here baked potato salad later.

        June 8, 2011 at 10:57 am |
      • Truth@Dirk Nowitzki

        The Heat lost because they are a bunch of liberal stooges. Until they get their heads right on taxes and the Afghan war, they will never win it all. just sayin.

        June 8, 2011 at 10:59 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      How about some Duncan Sheik?

      June 8, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  22. MT Miner

    Morning from frosty MT, a cool 40 when I left for work this morning. this shall serve as my check in, off to perform my civic duties ont the county science, technology, and innovation committee. I shall return at lunch time hopefully.

    June 8, 2011 at 9:30 am |
  23. Mildred

    Good morning everyone... I'm with the hot people!

    Almost 80 when I woke up, will be in the upper 90s today.

    Ice tea (sweet or unsweetened to your liking) for the day!

    June 8, 2011 at 9:19 am |
  24. Sir Biddle via the Mobile

    Morning crew! Day II of Biddle via the mobile. A hot one today gang and not a good hot either.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:50 am |
    • Anthony Weiner

      That's what my wife said too!

      June 8, 2011 at 8:53 am |
  25. Michele G

    Here and (more or less, mainly less) present.
    VERY grey and gloomy this morning. The weatherman said no rain but it sure looks imminent.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  26. SeaBee from Home Port @ All

    Morning! One of the Left Coast Flamenons checking in!
    Your majesty, I must beg your forgiveness, in advance. I may or may not have a chance to check in on the morrow. The parental units will be visiting today and tomorrow. Pass the coffee and something for anxiety, please and thank you!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:46 am |
    • Queen of Everything@SeaBee

      Your potential absence has been noted. I'm hoarding all of the anxiety meds for the end of the month when my M-I-L comes down. That woman is the reason Xanax was invented.

      June 8, 2011 at 9:02 am |
      • SeaBee from Home Port @ QoE

        Love my family to death, but love them even more at a distance..... Will Things 1 and 2 at least keep the MIL busy for you? I think you should make sure there are a plethora of grandma and me activities for the little ones.

        June 8, 2011 at 9:08 am |
      • Queen of Everything@SeaBee

        Probably not. She's on oxygen full time now and the boys can make her even more anxious when they get rowdy. She stews and frets about absolutely everything and then she and hubs start bickering. I leave most of my compassion and empathy at the hospital so I don't have much tolerance for it.

        June 8, 2011 at 9:14 am |
      • Orin Scrivello, DDS@Queen of Everything

        Might I suggest swapping out the oxygen with nitrous?

        June 8, 2011 at 9:31 am |
    • JainaJade

      my mom has visited my house once in the almost 3yrs since I moved in. I like it that way :-D

      June 8, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • AleeD@JJ

        Mine's coming in with Daddy for Father's Day weekend. Ugh. I'm with you on the visitation frequency.

        June 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  27. Truth

    Good morning all...A cooler day ahead here in Denver. Will be nice. Also good to see Nowitski over the flu. Go Mavs!

    June 8, 2011 at 8:30 am |
    • Dirk Nowitzki

      It was the German potato salad that got me going again....When we win the Championship hopefully everyone will learn how to spell my name correctly.

      June 8, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  28. JainaJade

    Good morning! It's hot again here in the D of C...feels like August but yet not August :-(

    June 8, 2011 at 8:22 am |
    • RichardHead@JJ

      It's all that hot air coming out of Biddles office building. Want a Hot churro with chocolate? They are mighty good.

      June 8, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  29. AleeD

    Morning everyone! Humpy Hap day to all! Thanks for the coffee, Rich. I'm going to need it.

    Please consider this my advanced "time away notification." I'm going to be more out than in over the next couple of days. I would much rather be giving my boss this notification so I can play with you guys. I will be rekindling the joy of working with our lazy, blame-everything-on-everyone-else, slug-of-an-engineer over the next few days. <:'-}

    Please pray for good humor and patience for me. ;)

    June 8, 2011 at 7:33 am |
    • Queen of Everything@AleeD

      ...and a good place to hide a body if all else fails. :)

      June 8, 2011 at 7:37 am |
      • RichardHead@Queen

        While I wait for Pepito to get his lazy ass in gear and start to load the truck,I shall sing for you........
        In a fetal position,with drool on my chin,,,
        I'll never smoke weed with Willie again.

        June 8, 2011 at 8:13 am |
  30. Queen of Everything

    I think that banana is having a seizure. And that song is almost as annoying as Rebecca Black "Friday". They are now both stuck in my head. *le sigh*

    June 8, 2011 at 7:05 am |
    • RichardHead

      He sings better than ABBA,and dances better too. Coffee is on and I have HOT churros for everyone. Happy Hump Day and ohhh yea,PRESENT!!!!

      June 8, 2011 at 7:17 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        What's up dude? I was talking to pops last night and your story about blowing past the DOT rat holes had him rolling!

        June 8, 2011 at 7:19 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Good Morning Lil' Buddy...How is Pop's doing? I bet he has done the same thing also.HA! Great minds think alike.

        June 8, 2011 at 7:22 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        He's doing great. Yup, he's done that on occassion and also used to stop by my place to have the books "catch up." Hey, have you ever heard back from Jdizz?

        June 8, 2011 at 7:49 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Ha! Old skool truck drivers,we are special. Have not heard a word from Jdizz. I miss his smart azz.

        June 8, 2011 at 7:52 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Yeah, he could come up with some really good zingers. Well, hump day is a busy day here so off to get some work done. Don't let Smokey bite you azz!

        June 8, 2011 at 7:56 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Have a good day my's some liver mush in your eye. I don't think I could eat that stuff.

        June 8, 2011 at 7:59 am |
    • Jerv@Q

      Morning Q an deveryone. What does a dancing banana have to do with "peanut butter jelly, peanut butter jelly. Der ya go! Dar ya go!" LMAO! I bet this is the song that Kat and SLT sing!

      June 8, 2011 at 7:17 am |
  31. Dirk Nowitzki

    The Miami Heat SUCK frozen mojito's. That is all!

    June 8, 2011 at 6:35 am |
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