Coffee klatsch
June 9th, 2011
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  1. AleeD@Truth

    Don't forget, if you're alone, surfing the nets and could use a good laugh, there's always


    June 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
  2. JBJingles

    Well kids, I'm off in search of roasted red peppers...I think I may have found the magic Carrabba's recipe for the best sauce EVER for crab cakes. Have a wonderful evening!

    June 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  3. AleeD@Truth

    The grieving process isn't something you get thru overnight. Some days are hard; some days are ... less hard. It takes time. People like us Klatschkies, who know you and love you, understand that. We will do whatever it takes to help pull you thru and support you. Whatever you need. That's what friends do.

    June 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
    • JBJingles@AleeD

      Couldn't agree more or have said it better.

      June 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm |
  4. Truth@JBJ, AleeD, DJCP, Mildred All

    Thank you all. Like I said, it means a LOT.
    Not sure why, but I have been feeling all week like I just want to dig a hole and go away. Not a good feeling.
    Thanks for making me dig out...:)

    June 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
    • JBJingles@Truth

      We miss your funny! And you missed some fun on the ice cream thread earlier, but it died out at lunch...I think we scared the trolls away. Note to self to just egg them on next time and not scare them away.

      June 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm |
  5. AleeD

    I was busting my hump on this project for two days because I had the impression from my boss that I was under the gun (along with this slug-of-a-farging-engineer) to get this redesign finished by a given date. Duh slug tells me today that he's got an extra 4 hours in for this week, so he's taking 1/2 a day off. My words to him were, uh no. We're salary, there is no "extra" time. This is YOUR project. You stay until it's done. For a change, he listened to me without a fight. HOWEVER ....

    I found out today that he's been surfing the net, reading the paper at his desk and having just a merry old time. So, while I AM going to get the work done in my usual timely fashion, I am no longer feeling the pressure anymore. It's a relief, but damn ....

    /end rant

    June 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  6. Truth@JBJ, AleeD, All

    I'm here. Just having a rough week. If anyone needs me, I will be sitting quietly in my recliner. Thanks for all of your concern. Means a lot!

    June 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
    • JBJingles@Truth

      Thanks for letting us know you are alright. {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}

      June 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
    • AleeD@Truth

      I'll be here late if you want to talk.


      June 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
    • Mildred

      *hugs* It's good to know you're ok. :)

      June 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • DJChilllyPhil, CAFFINATED Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Truth

      *Joins in* Coffee Klatsch Group Hug! AAAHAHAHAHA!~

      June 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  7. JBJingles@Truth

    Come out, come out where ever you are! People worry you know...

    June 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      Could Truth be playing games with the Queen's attendance policy? ;)

      June 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • JBJingles@Alee

        He knows the teacher is out today so he's playing hooky!

        June 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  8. JBJingles

    Anyone have a good crabcake recipe for me?? I picked up some beeeutiful lump crab meat this weekend and need to use it soon...

    June 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
    • Mare@JBJ

      Why ruin perfectly beeeutiful crab meat with all that extra stuff? If it were me, I'd heat it up, mix it with a little melted butter, and just eat it by the spoonful.

      June 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
      • JBJingles@Mare

        Hmmm, that's an idea, but I usually reserve the buttah for king crab legs...this is premium lump blue crab meat and I don't know of other recipe's other than the crabcakes. Time to search the internets.

        June 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
      • Mare@JBJ

        I'm with you on that – usually butter is reserved for the snow crab legs – and only sometimes. But I've been known to eat it by the spoon full, or to make a good aioli, mix the crab into that with some seasoning (it changes depending on what I have), and eat that on a good bread – open faced.

        June 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
      • JBJingles_the hipster@Mare

        Well, as you probably know, I love to get creative in the kitchen, but the hubs is not amused or appreciative when that crabcakes it will be tonight! He will probably have his with jarred tarter sauce and I can get creative on an aoli or something for mine. Carrabba's in Florida has THE most amazing red pepper sauce they serve with crab cakes and I have not been able to find a recipe! :(

        June 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
      • Mare@JBJ

        I'm so sorry. Lucky for me, Hubby doesn't like crab cakes, so when we get crab legs, that's all it is, sweet, yummy crab legs. Just have to fight over them, he's been known to steal them from my plate if I crack them 1st. He hates the 'messy job', so I generally do it, but then either it's him I'm fighting with over the legs, or the cats sitting on the floor, trying to get a piece.

        Stupid animals will cat good crab meat, but only like canned tuna – so sushi grade for them. LOL

        June 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
    • Mildred

      Aoli is some of the best stuff.... might also want to look at remoulade recipes (perhaps instead of the jarred tarter sauce?)

      June 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
      • JBJingles

        OK, I think I've settled on a duo of crab...since I can't think of a trio! LOL Crab Cakes with remoulade, crab cocktail over shredded lettuce with a spicy cocktail sauce. Thanks!

        June 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  9. AleeD

    Has anyone besides me played with the Google home page? I was trying to plinck out a song earlier today. Fun!

    June 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
    • Mare@Alee

      ME!!! But it's hard to do when you don't have the sound on your pc turned on. Gotta be mindful of my coworkers after all. LOL

      June 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • AleeD@Mare

      I was plinking before the rest of the folks came in. I get how annoying it can be to listen to others pluck notes at random.

      Do you have sound on your home PC?

      June 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
      • Mare@Alee

        When I turn it on I do. I generally don't have the sound on any PC. I don't know why, I just don't. I'll be playing with it tonight though :)

        June 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  10. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    To make up for lack of one yesterday, time for #2!


    June 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm |
  11. RichardHead@JBJ

    Are you mad at me 'cuz I drank the last beer? Actually Odie helped me but I don't want to get him busted.

    June 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • JBJingles@RH

      Hi my friend! I thought you were driving or napping right now?? Hopefully not both at the same time. I know it was you drinking the beer cuz Odie doesn't touch the stuff...he goes for the creamer! LOL

      June 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        Got to the hacienda around 4:30 a.m. made coffee and listened to WD snore for awhile. Then I took my nap. Finally up and around to get ready for Dallas. How's Hub's doing?

        June 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
      • JBJingles_the hipster@RH

        Hubs is good, he got Odie his "lion" haircut yesterday so we wouldn't track in anymore stuff from the yard...ADD at it's finest... My haircut = $25; Odie's haircut = $65. What is wrong with this picture??

        June 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  12. Mildred

    Just donated blood. I'm pretty hungry (because that was my lunch hour). Ordering a salad to eat at my desk.

    June 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • Bela Lagosi@Mildred

      Which desk is yours my lovely?

      June 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
      • Mildred


        The one under the cloak of darkness, because I don't fare well under the sun either.

        June 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  13. MT Miner

    For those of you melting, here is some refreshment to think about.

    Snow levels are dropping down close to 5,500' this morning with snow in Butte!

    The snow is not sticking too much and should melt off by this afternoon. Looking at MDOT cameras, there is accumulating snow developing on Big Hole Pass, Lost Trail Pass, Elk Park and over Homestake Pass this morning.

    One to two inches of snow is possible for Butte, however, as temperatures warm up later this afternoon, thunderstorms could form. Now that is a crazy weather pattern!

    All of SW Montana has the potential to see .25" to 1" of rain today into this evening and that will continue a serious flood threat to area streams and larger rivers. Flood Warnings are up until further notice with the Big Hole River, Jefferson River, Gallatin River and Missouri River most susceptible to moderate to major flooding over the next 3 to 5 days.

    June 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • Jeff@MTM

      Is this average weather for your neck of the woods for this time of year?

      June 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
      • MT Miner

        No, this is colder than the average by quite a bit, its normally around 70 or so for highs, 50 at night. Snow in June is not unusual now and then though, I have seen some every other year or so over the last 10 years. It was actually 81 here on Sunday, then the front moved in, back to cold and wet.

        June 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  14. The Witty One@All

    Damn pretty girsl and their devious eye doctor ways!

    June 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
    • RichardHead@TWO

      You were suppose to be looking at the eye chart silly.

      June 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
      • The Witty One@RH

        Apparently not with her wearing a shirt like that! I wasn't complaining until I realized I had already handed them my debit card :(

        June 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
      • RichardHead@TWO

        Was the AC turned on High and her compasses were pointing Northward?

        June 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • The Witty One@RH

        Pretty much. I ended up with two pairs of glasses and a pair of prescription sunglasses. Set me back a pretty penny.

        June 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
      • RichardHead@TWO

        Dang,That gives a whole new meaning to the term "Upsale" !

        June 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • The Witty One@RH


        On a positive note, my vision actually got better since my last exam 6 years ago. So that means these 3 pairs should last a loooonnngggg time.

        June 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • LumiyaKhai@TWO

      you can always do LASIK...I know a great doctor in your neck of the woods. As of my last appt. I'm not 20/10 in both eyes :-D

      June 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
      • Mare@JBJ

        I love my lasik eyes

        June 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  15. JBJingles

    Now I want ice cream! How is Cold Stone Creamery?? It's not very warm here, we have our usual June Gloom...which is well, gloomy.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
    • Mare@JBJ

      I love cold stone. My favorite is "Founders Favorite" – sweet cream ice cream, brownies, pecans, caramel and chocolate sauce all mixed together. YUM

      June 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      I've got a couple of frozen Coor's Lights..will that suffice?

      June 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • Mare@RH

        If we're going that way... I've still got some frozen Mai Tai, and Pina Colada left.

        June 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      We should take a field trip there. The chums haven't taken a field trip – or gone on vacation – in a good long time.

      June 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • RichardHead@EG

        I will only go if Wendy is driving her convertible Miata and I can MOON all the other drivers. WD will only MOON the Truck Drivers.

        June 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@JBJ

      I! WANT! IN!

      I really want some Cold Stone now...

      June 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      Field trip to Cold Stone! Awesome! Coffee ice cream with toasted almonds, caramel & chocolate chips. Yum!

      June 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  16. The Lisper@Queen

    Would you sing some Air Supply to calm Mare down please. :))))

    June 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • Mare@Lisper

      I'm listening to some "classic metal" from the 80s now. I'm flying high!

      June 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
      • The Lisper@Mare

        Ummmmm...M.C. Hammer does NOT qualify as "classic metal".

        June 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
      • Mare@Lisper

        Does "Quiet Riot" count? Or "Metallica"?

        June 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
      • The Lisper@Mare

        Jamie's got a Gun,to be used on Lauren. Damn,I'm a song writer.

        June 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
    • Mare@Lisper

      LOL – it's dying over there – even "Tofu" isn't stirring them up again.

      I was hoping Lauren was going to come back so I could get her going on the "holier than thou" grammer, yet still used "gonna".

      Stupid, I know, but I'm in the process of doing mind numbing testing here, and need something to keep me awake.

      June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
      • Lisper@Mare

        I figured my bathroom remark would get some type of reaction. Want an Icee for a real good brain freeze?

        June 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
      • Mare@Lisper

        Nothing is working. I guess the heat got to their brains, and they imploded, all because they wouldn't cool off with some ice cream.

        June 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  17. SeaBee

    Hello, all!! Tidepooling with the fam today! I will be MIA, for the rest of the day! Toodles!

    June 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  18. JBJingles@AleeD, Mare, Jerv

    Well done over there! Any bets on whether Lanfart, I mean Lanfear, is a vegan??

    June 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • Mare@JBJ

      Vegan? maybe? Brainwashed psycho – yes.

      Or it's just someone from here messing with us LOL

      June 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • The Lisper

        Whom would take on The Klatsch?????

        June 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      LMAO! Lanfart! That is a bet I'm not gonna take. If he comes back are you going to ask?

      June 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • JBJingles@Jerv

        You betcha I'm gonna ask!! ;)

        June 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  19. AleeD

    God it feels good to vent! I need to find a local pottery throwing place .... in the meantime, venting here works great!

    How's everyone here? Enjoying that ice cream? ;)))))

    June 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • Jerv@AleeD

      I can't wait until that troll Lanfear comes back from his lunch break to read all the stuff folks posted about the dooshbag.

      June 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • AleeD@Jerv

      Ditto. I wonder how one would post an aneurism? HA!

      Speaking of lunch, I gotta get back to my yob man. Hugs to all! And happy posting!

      June 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
      • Jerv@AleeD and All

        Yeah, back to work for me too. I'll try to stop by before I leave to catch up. Caveman are you MTM? Whoever, that sh it that you have been posting has me rolling.

        June 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
      • MT Miner

        I must confess..... yes :)

        June 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
    • Caveman

      Ice cream and red heads with whips, coulnd't get any better, eh?

      June 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Mare@Alee

      Oh yeah – I'm with Jerv. I want Lauren to come back from lunch as well. She made it personal, and I'm going to have fun with it.

      June 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Thread Dominatrix@Caveman

      Add in bustiers, spiked heels and chocolate syrup and you've got yourself a deal. ;)

      June 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • Mare@Dom & Man

        Come on guys – you forgot the most important thing. The Whipped Cream!

        June 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
      • Caveman

        LMAO, your killing me!

        June 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  20. Jerv

    I wonder where Truth is today?

    June 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Jerv

      I was thinking the same thing. I've also been wondering where Snowbunny hopped off to, I wanted to here how her arbitration went.

      June 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • Jerv@Q

        Didn't she say something to the affect of having to lay low for a while?

        June 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • JBJingles@Queen Majesty

        I know, huh? RH has called out to her a couple of times and no reply...hopefully just vacation or something fun.

        June 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  21. Mare

    Who the he!! let all the trolls out? Lauren is too funny
    "Wow, wow, wow. Injured. I'm gonna go enjoy my lunch, now. Shall I grab you a bucket of oats on my way back?"

    Just because I commented on her post, and called her a troll.

    I'm going to have fun with her.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  22. JBJingles

    Gotta meeting to go to be back later.

    June 9, 2011 at 11:46 am |
  23. JBJingles

    OK, who's dennis?? Cracking me up over there...

    June 9, 2011 at 11:45 am |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      I was laughing too!

      June 9, 2011 at 11:47 am |
  24. JBJingles@Jerv

    Boy are you correct! Did you catch the god fearing muslim woman on @5 yesterday? Bunch of whackos I tell ya!

    June 9, 2011 at 11:38 am |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      Yeah, I read her this morning. Crazy stuff but entertaining.

      June 9, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  25. Jerv@All

    Troll alert on the icecream thread named Lanfear.

    June 9, 2011 at 11:33 am |
    • LumiyaKhai@Jerv

      I'm getting out of my frustrations on the stupid people of the world...especially stupid people that can't appreciate a nice ice cream cone. Nothing like killing a bunch of Jedi and then celebrating with an ice cream sundae party *sigh* the good ole days

      June 9, 2011 at 11:50 am |
      • Jerv

        Amen to that!

        June 9, 2011 at 11:51 am |
  26. JBJingles

    T-G-I-T, that is all I have to say for now...

    June 9, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  27. Mare@ALL

    What do you cook/eat for dinner when it's hotter than hades, and you don't want to spend a lot of time cooking, or money for take out... AND you have a husband who happens to be VERY hungry?

    June 9, 2011 at 10:51 am |
    • Mare

      Last night was rotisserie chicken and cold salads from the store – $10 for dinner, but he ate 2/3 of the chicken, so nothing left for lunches.

      Today, I think it's going to be chicken fajita omelets with something.....

      If I don't feed him enough, he'll raid the kitchen, and make a mess for me :)

      June 9, 2011 at 10:53 am |
      • JainaJade@Mare

        I have a chipotle salad on my site that works well, you can add in the remaining chicken in order to add some more to it
        there are also various bean based salads, such as chickpea or white bean. Just take two cans of the beans rinse well and then add some onion, carrots, fresh herbs and then toss with a simple vinaigrette
        there are also various chilled soups you can do, both fruit based and tomato based.

        June 9, 2011 at 11:06 am |
      • Mare@JJ

        Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to look at some and try them.

        June 9, 2011 at 11:25 am |
    • MT Miner

      The everything salad, few different lettuce types, sprouts, maters, cucumbers, parmesian cheese, cheddar cheese, pepperoni, hardboiled eggs, snap peas/sugar peas, lots of croutons, whatever flavor dressing you like, and an apple waldorf salad on the side with it.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:55 am |
      • Mare@MTM

        That sounds good. But what would I feed my husband an hour later? LOL He's been quite hungry lately. We're talking 2/3 of a chicken, 1.5 lbs of salad, and a few hours later 4 toaster waffles.

        I swear, it's like having a teen boy in the house right now. :)

        June 9, 2011 at 10:59 am |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Mare

      Well, if it's really that hot, how about some COLD cuts? =D *Canned laughter*

      June 9, 2011 at 11:02 am |
      • Mare@DJC

        Smart Arse! :)

        June 9, 2011 at 11:25 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Mare

        As soon as the thought came to mind, I HAD to do it! LOL

        June 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
      • Mare@DJC

        Funny – I would've done the same thing.

        June 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Watermelon? Bowls of cereal? Ice cream?

      June 9, 2011 at 11:03 am |
      • Mare@EG

        He ate half a box of Fiber One the other night, and the night before that, 3 ice cream cones. LOL

        June 9, 2011 at 11:23 am |
    • Jerv@Mare

      Gazpacho soup with either cheese toast or cold cheese and mustard sandwich.

      June 9, 2011 at 11:07 am |
      • Mare@Jerv

        I've never made gazpacho. I think I may try it this weekend. Thanks.

        June 9, 2011 at 11:26 am |
    • AleeD@Mare

      Mom would make this sandwich several times over the hot Florida Summer months. It was dinner for our family of 5. It's so much simpler to make than it is to write about. My spologies in advance for the wordiness. ;}

      Horizontally slice a loaf of French or Italian 2 times bread so you're left with 3 looong pieces of bread.
      Butter the 2 cut sides that you will be spreading your salads on (this is hard to describe without pictures).
      Combine chopped green olives & softened cream cheese and spread it on one of the buttered slices.
      Mix up your favorite tuna salad recipe and spread it on the other buttered slice.
      Assemble all the slices so it's layered, bread, salad, bread, salad, bread.

      Wrap it with plastic wrap, let it sit in the fridge over nite. The next day, slice it up in about 2-3 inch sections & serve! The best thing about this sandwich is it's versatility. There are SOOOO many variations to try.

      June 9, 2011 at 11:17 am |
      • Mare@Alee

        Sounds like a muffaletta. I make something like that, and it's good, just takes about 1 day to get everything pressed and tasty.

        June 9, 2011 at 11:24 am |
      • AleeD@Mare

        Mom made this sandwich for us long before I even heard of a muffluetta, so I'm no expert. Isn't a muffuletta a sandwich made with chopped olives in oil on cold cuts?

        June 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  28. The Wittless One

    I give up.

    June 9, 2011 at 10:28 am |
    • Jerv@2

      LOL! Is that you screwing up the Emeril Lagasse post?

      June 9, 2011 at 10:33 am |
      • The Wittless One@Jerv

        Yes it is....yes it is.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:35 am |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        And I just came to the realization that he says BAM!...not BANG!

        I need a week off.

        June 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  29. Emeril Lagasse@DJCP

    I mean BANG!

    June 9, 2011 at 10:28 am |
  30. Michele G

    YO and present.....I agree with the techies here, that pic with the coffee splashing on the keyboard makes me wince.

    The time zone thing says RH signed on at 3:30 AM my time. I will never be the first to check in here unless I have a major bout of insomnia.

    Groggy morning hugs to the Klatchkies.........

    June 9, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  31. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    In that case, it's time to start off the day with a bang!


    June 9, 2011 at 9:47 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      I never was much of a Kiss fan and I don't think i've heard of the Bosstones. I listened to their "Kinder Words" song, that is pretty good.

      June 9, 2011 at 10:25 am |
    • Emeril Lagasse@MtMiner


      June 9, 2011 at 10:26 am |
    • Jerv@DJC - another song if you don't mind.


      June 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  32. Evil Grin

    Morning chums. The minions went on a pizzelle making binge last night. I have brought the extras in this morning, with some fruit and whipped cream. There is also fruity tea for anyone who just likes their pizzelle plain.

    Caution: there are no cicadas – or grasshoppers – in today's pizzelle.

    June 9, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  33. The Witty One@All

    Top of the morning to everyone!

    June 9, 2011 at 9:33 am |
  34. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning, klatschkies!

    Quick question, did anyone get the vid I posted on yesterday's thread? I don't remember if it got through or not...

    June 9, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      Just checked and I don't see anything except the Peanut butter and jelly thing.

      June 9, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  35. MT Miner

    Morning all, yet another cold soggy day in MT. The river by my house is now officially flooding higher than I have ever seen it, almost 3 feet deep over the spur road to the south. Glad I bought on a hill.....

    June 9, 2011 at 9:23 am |
  36. Mare

    Morning all – waiting for the coffee to finish before heading off to work.... Another hot one here.

    June 9, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  37. Mildred

    As a computer tech person, the main image for today's thread makes me shudder in horror.

    Both for the wasted coffee and the wasted keyboard!

    June 9, 2011 at 8:49 am |
    • Mare@Mildred

      Keyboards are cheap – coffee, liquid gold!!!!

      June 9, 2011 at 9:13 am |
      • Mildred

        I think of it from the perspective of the poor tech that gets called in to fix the keyboard, after the user's tried to cover up what happened, and gets argumentative that the tech can't just fix it.

        June 9, 2011 at 9:17 am |
      • Mare@Mildred

        Trust me, I know – been there, done that.

        That's why I used to keep the "good" keyboards for the people I liked, and the cheap crap went to the rest of the people. :)

        June 9, 2011 at 10:38 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Sorry 'bout that! Just trying to shake up the ol' image bank a tad.

      June 9, 2011 at 9:25 am |
    • JainaJade@Mildred

      I can neither confirm nor deny that I might have killed a keyboard with a Sangria Margarita...

      June 9, 2011 at 9:32 am |
      • Evil Grin

        At least the keyboard had a pleasant death.

        June 9, 2011 at 9:46 am |
    • MT Miner

      I just order keyboards by the case, at 5 bucks each they arent worth my time, or even the price of a can of air. I replace about 40 a year here, it is a harsh environment, let alone when a key sticks and one of the 300 lb miners makes a fine adjustment to the keyboard with a 20 lb sledge......

      June 9, 2011 at 10:16 am |
      • Jerv@MTM

        "fine adjustment to the keyboard with a 20 lb sledge" LMAO!

        June 9, 2011 at 10:26 am |
      • MT Miner

        Ohhh, them fine adjustments are minor compared to some of the other "interesting" things I have had to repair over the 13 years I have worked mining. There was the 18 inch spud wrench sticking out of an LCD that comes to mind immediately, apparently was having some troubles and threw the wrench, not really aiming, but scored the perfect kill shot. The printer with a fist hole in the side where the attempt to unjam the paper via force was aimed......

        June 9, 2011 at 10:34 am |
      • Jerv@MTM

        LOL! Sounds like miners are not the types of folks you would want to piss off. Any female miners?

        June 9, 2011 at 10:39 am |
      • MT Miner

        Yes, there are a few female miners, I would guess about 5% of our work force here. There are a few that can hold their own in a bar brawl as well.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:58 am |
      • Jerv@MTM

        That was going to be my next question, if they kick azz like Linda Hamilton in Terminator II.

        June 9, 2011 at 11:04 am |
  38. JainaJade

    Good morning all! Traffic was a new level of hell so I wound up turning around and will be doing the work from home thing should NEVER take 30minutes to go 2miles!

    June 9, 2011 at 8:39 am |
    • The Witty One@JJ

      Were you coming up 28 towards the airport? They are milling and paving. I got stuck in that crap at 10:00 last night coming home from pool. ARGH!

      June 9, 2011 at 9:32 am |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        down 28 towards the toll road, that part wasn't too horrible but the toll road wasn't moving. Got on toll road at just after 730 and when i got off at 815 i had just reached reston pkwy....and that was because i followed the line of cars going up the shoulder

        June 9, 2011 at 9:38 am |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        Ouch! Thankfully I am in the office today and can avoid the toll road :)

        June 9, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        totally drive by your office everyday....wish i was still working that area since i can get there via bike which is what the boy does

        June 9, 2011 at 10:10 am |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        Tell him if he ever sees a prick in a bimmer honking at him, it's just me! :)

        June 9, 2011 at 10:23 am |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        Hahaha like that narrows it down! Most people in this area are honking pricks :-)

        June 9, 2011 at 10:37 am |
      • The Wittless One@JJ

        It would be a polite honk...not a "you're about to cut me off and I hate you" honk.

        June 9, 2011 at 11:07 am |
      • JainaJade@TWO

        he has only been honked at once, and that was more of an "i'm going to kill you" honk than anything else. Luckily he spends most of his time on the W&OD trail so primarily only has to worry about those Lance Armstrong wanna-be types

        June 9, 2011 at 11:29 am |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        I haven't ever ridden there. Of course, I haven't had a bike in 12 years either...

        June 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
  39. Mildred

    Good morning all.

    Exhausted. More cleaning at the Manor last night for me, and more tonight. The fiance works in NYC during the week and often has gigs on the weekends, so he's not home to help. And we're both kinda packrats. And I had to get things out of the house I grew up in (a trailer just older than me that is falling apart from age- may I not be emulating it!). So... massive de-clutter has been going on, mostly just me. Gods, does my body feel it too. My brother helped the other day get stuff into the basement (BIG HELP!!!).

    There's still tons to do, but at least I can see my couch (yes, it's been that bad). And I have a long-haired cat... a white, dark grey, and orange calico Maine Coon mix. So once the de-clutter is done, I have to get the carpets deep cleaned (anyone know just how well renting a Rug Doctor works?)

    So the fiance is taking my brother and I out for hibachi tomorrow night (filet and shrimp- here I come!), and getting me a spa package to use (I'm going to try to schedule an appointment for Sunday).

    On the other hand, I re-started Weight Watchers last week and weighed in for my first week... and lost 1.6 lbs!

    June 9, 2011 at 8:35 am |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Good for you on the weight loss. I need to do that. Do yourself a favor and hire someone to clean your carpets.

      June 9, 2011 at 8:44 am |
    • RichardHead@Mildred

      Good Morning..Concerning the rental of the rug doctor-I find that people never clean the machines when done with them and you end up with al their dirt back on your carpet. Check out Stanley Steamer or any other company to do it for you as most of the time they will move the furniture for you. They are pretty close in price versus the rental machine and all the dirt and stuff goes into their truck. Good Luck.

      June 9, 2011 at 8:45 am |
      • Jerv


        June 9, 2011 at 8:51 am |
    • Mildred

      Jerv & Richard- I'll talk to the fiance about it and see if it can go into the budget.

      June 9, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  40. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    Good morning all! The boys and I are sitting down to breakfast and then I will be dropping Thing 1 off at his morning summer camp. Two whole hours with just Thing 2 at home with me! WooHoo! I think I'm going to use the time to mop the kitchen and bathroom floors.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:01 am |
    • Jerv@Kweenie

      Oh man, I loved summer camp when I was a kid. Will Thing 1 be swimming and horseback riding?

      June 9, 2011 at 8:14 am |
      • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Jerv

        He's doing a Little Tikes sports camp at our town park this week from 9-11 every morning. Today they were doing track and field but they do go swimming tomorrow. The park does a different camp for 3-5 year olds every other week during the summer. We may sign him up for another camp in July.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:29 am |
      • Jerv@Q

        Sounds like fun! Me and my brothers went to camp Ranchoframasa in Indiana the summer of 78 in Indiana. It was the best.

        June 9, 2011 at 10:32 am |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      Make sure you wring out Thing 2 thoroughly when you are done mopping. Don't want him to get sick.

      June 9, 2011 at 8:14 am |
  41. AleeD

    *whispering and tip-toeing to the coffee pot* Thanks for the rich coffee, Rich. ;)
    Morning all! Just checking in and poking around on the other threads before I get back into my projects today.
    Have a great day everyone!

    June 9, 2011 at 7:22 am |
    • Jerv

      Morning everyone. RicH, you had me rolling with your "will you tie my shoe laces" post!

      June 9, 2011 at 7:49 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Ha! She sounds like she would be useful if I was ever hitch hiking. :))

        June 9, 2011 at 7:53 am |
      • Jerv@RicH and AleeD

        Haha! For some reason that reminds me of that 60s and 70s comic "Keep on Truckin.'" What do you and WD have planned for the day?

        June 9, 2011 at 7:58 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        We will be napping for awhile,then getting ready for the Dallas run. How's things up yonder?

        June 9, 2011 at 8:06 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Man it is some kinda hot here in good ol' VA. Gonna be a hundred degrees out before the day is over. That's hot enough for cows to give evaporated milk.

        June 9, 2011 at 8:10 am |
  42. RichardHead

    Good Morning sleepy head chumarinos. Coffee is on and I don't know which one is worse,Having to listen to Barry Manilow or the Queen singing ABBA. OH–The Humanity. WD and I will be asleep in the recliner.

    June 9, 2011 at 6:28 am |
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