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July 5th, 2011
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  1. Eatocracy Scorekeeper@Queen

    -10 points for a poor attitude.

    July 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  2. Queen of Everything

    My marathon day of meetings and lectures is finally over! Now that I actually have time to do some work, I'm completely not in the mood for it.

    July 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  3. RichardHead

    I'm out my friends,WD and I are going to try and stealth drive into Florida. Have a safe and great night all.

    July 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  4. faith

    Okay, I'm out for the day, have to get ready for a Little League game tonight. Take care all!

    July 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead@faith

      Don't yell at the umpire....Have a great night.

      July 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  5. faith

    On a lighter note, it appears that I need to eat lots of pasta and drink red wine to get ready for my race. That is just about the best news I could get :-)!!! And a big thank you to Kat for posting the link to that article!!

    July 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  6. faith

    I can't believe it-Not guilty?!!! Reminds me of the OJ trial. I do remember the Scott Peterson trial and I was soooo happy when the jury came back with a guilty verdict on that one.

    July 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  7. MT Miner

    Nothing worse than a Monday on a Tuesday, gave the gremlins an extra day to mess crap up around here......

    July 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead@MTM

      Nice job on the fence..So when are you gonna paint it? Ha-just messin' with ya! Did you get any of the oil where you are at?

      July 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Reply
      • MT Miner

        lol, pressure treated lumber, its green.... If the bride wants a different color, she can have at it :)

        The oil is over by Billings, about 150 miles west of me in the Bozeman area. All of the inlaws live in Billings though, so it was a hot topic Sunday when they all converged on my humble abode to devour all of my 13 lbs off BBQ'd pork loin and fixings.

        July 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  8. Truth@RichHead

    WTH is it with FL and CA courts???
    The sound we all heard at 12:15 mountain time was nancy grace's head exploding...

    July 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead@Truth

      It has to be a magnetic force thing or the Wacky tobacky and cocaine must be damn good. Hopefully the Aliens will come and abduct me. O.J. #2 .

      July 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@Truth

      Bunch of beach bunny, liberal stooge, yuppies.

      July 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Reply
  9. RichardHead

    As I sit here and listen to the attorneys pat each other on the back,I remember 1991 when Reginald Denny was dragged out of his truck in Los Angeles CA, and a brick was thrown point blank into his head after being beaten by many men. I have NEVER been back to the State of California since then. I am thinking of doing the same thing with the State of Florida.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • AleeD@RH & All

      Can't say as I blame you, Dude.

      I'm out for the day. Y'all have a great afternoon!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  10. Jerv@2

    ...like a puppy in the rain with no little puppy friends looking for some black market katchup and pickles...

    July 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@2

      (...oops don't know why it posted out of order....)

      July 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  11. RichardHead@ALL

    Here is the verdict--Not Guilty!!! Found Guilty of giving false information to the Police.

    July 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • The Witty One@RH

      Is that a good or a bad thing? I haven't really been following the case.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@TWO

        It's tough when you realize that a 3 or 4 year old girl is dead and has a lying Mother that doesn't really care about her. Oh,well I hope I don't get a ticket in Florida!

        July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@RH

        Why? Apparently we have an easy peazy sleazy court system. You'd probably get out of it with a warning.

        [Grumble, mumble, grumble ... my fokking taxes at work. Geez]

        July 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • AleeD@TWO@RH

      Holy Godalmighty. So much for the court of public opinion.

      July 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        I concur, she will get one year in prison and may be out Thursday due to time served. Jesus,Help us all.

        July 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  12. The Witty One@Zombie Boy

    You seem confused...

    July 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@2

      ...confused and lost...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Reply
    • The Witty One@Jerv

      ... like a puppy...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@2

      ...like a puppy in the rain...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Reply
    • The Witty One@Jerv

      ...like a puppy in the rain with no little puppy friends...

      July 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  13. RichardHead@ALL

    A verdict has been reached in the Casey Anthony trial. Will be announced at 2:15 est.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Reply
    • Nancy Grace@RichardHead

      Hold on,Hold on,you are cutting in on my territory.Don't speak,your worse than that Rick Sanchez!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
      • TOT MOM

        Rick Sanchez is soooooooooooooooooo Hot.

        July 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  14. Mare

    Just a quick fly-by for me today. Finally was able to get the part for my car, so my front drivers side door will now stay closed!!! :) The wireless router died last night, and I've got a wake to go to this afternoon. That, plus it's hotter than Hades out there, and muggy too.

    Gotta love summer! LOL

    July 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead@Mare

      Sooooooo glad you got the door fixed. You reminded me of some folks from south of the border driving while holding onto a mattress while trying to go 55 miles an hour on the freeway.HA! Take care today.

      July 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  15. Mildred

    @QOE – unfortunately, if I do that, I get in trouble for not being diplomatic enough. And customer/user support is more diplomacy than technical knowledge.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  16. RichardHead@AleeD & TWO

    Ketchup on a hot dog just makes me want to cry–IT AIN'T RIGHT! @TWO...."Jack Daniels if you please,It brings me to my knees"! HA! Hope you had fun if you can remember!!

    July 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • The Witty One@RH

      I always have fun and I always remember...except for that one time when I tunred 25....

      July 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@TWO

        Ahhhhhh Yes,the one we have on video. I'm really surprised you didn't break an ankle while wearing those high heels and trying to get the 8 ball in the pocket at the same time. :)))))

        July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@RH

        Wait a minute...there's video?!?! Crap...

        July 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Reply
    • AleeD@TWO & RH

      @TWO, what happened when you turned 25?
      @RH, it's the only way I'll eat a hot dog or a corn dog. It's yummy and takes me back to my childhood. I support Snowbunny 100%. *hands RH a hankie*

      I always have fun too. I won't drink when I'm depressed – ever. And I remember everything from every binge I've been on ... with two exceptions.
      1. I was on a date I before BB&I were dating. I was drinking vodka & grapefruit that nite and don't remember a single dingbusted thang .... 'til I woke up the next morning in my boyfriend's waterbed. Urp. My car was in front of his house, but I have no idea how it got there. He said I drove it. Eeeeck!
      2. Was when BB&I were dating. We went on a major Runrunner binge and I have some memory of landing in the restaurant bathroom, but not much more than that. He married me in spite of all that I remember ... and all that I don't. :D So I must not have behaved THAT badly.

      July 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        Hankie my azz,I need a beach towel. Even WD is growling.

        July 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@RH

        You just feel free to use whatever absorbent material you need to wipe whatever part of your tender body needs it.

        And, thanks to TWO, I have a black market ketchup connection. Cool.

        July 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        If it ain't Heinz,It ain't Ketchup!! I always thought you were a nice person,just like Snowbunny...The Truth will set you free. I'm crying so much I can't see the keyboard.

        July 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        I went to my old local bar back home and ended up taking about 25 shots of jager in a couple of hours. Everyone was buying me shots...it was ridiculous. I ended up having a friend drive me home. I stopped drinking at 11PM and when I woke up at 4PM the next day, I was still drunk. Which actually worked in my favor since I was able to rehydrate before the hangover kicked in :)

        July 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@TWO & RH

        TWO: Ah grasshoppah – you have opened your mind and taken in what many refuse to: it's all about rehydration. Would that some of the 'necks in my family would learn that. I think they just enjoy suffering. As QOE calls them A$$hats.

        RH: You know what they say, "Mean people spit, nice people ... " well, nevermind. I'm still a nice person. ;) Here – have another beach towel.

        July 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        Thank You,Your o.k. for a girl. :))))

        July 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        Oh yeah...I even pre-hydrate. A couple of glasses of normal H2O and a couple bottle of coconut water before I go out. Then another bottle before bed (which I forgot to do last night) and one in the morning and I am usually right as rain :)

        Not today however....

        July 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@TWO@RH

        What was different this time? Are you at least pounding h2o now? :) I'll down a big cuppa coffee, take 2 IB'S then drink water til I feel like a human bean again. ;)

        Rich, you're ok, too – for a mustard lover. ;)

        July 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
  17. Truth

    Good morning all. Getting a late start as bride and I both woke up at the same time, and got a little uhm, distracted.

    JJ, please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your father in law. It has to be difficult for you, so please let us know if there is anything you need. Too much loss in the klatch this summer. I am more than ready for fall.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead

      Bro, I had to do some MAJOR CYA for ya this morning with the Queen so no major points deductions were put into effect. Glad you both had a tickle party this morning. :)))

      July 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@Truth

      The all time best reason for being late! Ha!

      July 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Reply
  18. The Witty One

    Top of the morning all. Where do we keep the coconut water and advil?

    July 5, 2011 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • AleeD@TWO

      It's next to the Jack & Diet Coke next to the lounge's jumbo fridge.

      July 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        Ugh....don't mention Mr. Daniels. That bastard is the reason I feel so crappy. Well, him and the fact that I shut down the bar last night... :)

        July 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        On a side note, I now have a partner in crime for my get rich quick schemes. We even came up with a great idea last night! Selling ketchup on the black market! (google it)

        July 5, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
      • Jerv@2 and AleeD

        "I wonder what the going rate for pickles is. I'd stab a brother for some fu cking pickles. " Too funny found this on the internets.

        July 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Ketchup is just the start of my black market condiment empire :)

        July 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@TWO & Jerv

        Black market ketchup? Is RichHd trying to boycott its use on hot dogs again?

        GOT THAT MORNING-AFTER FEELING FROM BROTHER JACK EH?! SORRY TO HEAR THAT! LOL!

        I recently re-discovered Woodchuck cider. Love the dark amber but the pear tastes like beer (not a beer fan). Next is going to be the Granny Smith version. Yum!

        July 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        *Winces..

        I actually don't think it ws the jack. It might have had something to do with the 8-9 killians I drank in between the shots :)

        July 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
      • Jerv@AleeD and 2

        Oh, a Granny Smith version does sound really good. My favorite apple.

        July 5, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@Jerv

        I may just get the GS version and not sweat finishing off the pear. I'll bring it to the lounge tomorrow. It'll probably go really well with those apple turnovers. ;)

        July 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Reply
      • Jerv@AleeD

        You're the best!

        July 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  19. Mildred

    Ok... if I send out a notice that something won't be available from 2-3 (mentioned twice in the message), then why am I getting asked what time the outage is?

    July 5, 2011 at 10:36 am | Reply
    • AleeD@Mildred

      [Soapbox time!]

      Because people don't read their email. If you ignore them, they'll figure it out .... probably around 2 or 3 o'clock. HA!

      July 5, 2011 at 10:44 am | Reply
      • Mildred

        Yeah... but the time was also in the subject of the email!

        July 5, 2011 at 10:55 am | Reply
      • Queen of Everything@Mil

        Try stating in your reply: "As stated in the previous e-mail, the outage will occur today from 2pm-3pm."

        July 5, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
  20. MT Miner

    Morning all. Another dead tired butt dragger here from the weekend. On a good note, my 1800 feet of fence is now complete, on to cutting the winters supply of firewood next.

    July 5, 2011 at 10:18 am | Reply
  21. Mildred

    I'm right with there "need a vacation from my vacation"

    July 5, 2011 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • AleeD@Mildred

      How come? Hungover or tired?

      July 5, 2011 at 10:18 am | Reply
      • Mildred

        Tired.

        Or... at least I hope it's not hung over! I stopped drinking on Sunday night! And hadn't drunk that much over the weekend, really.

        July 5, 2011 at 10:44 am | Reply
  22. RichardHead@Truth

    Are you putting out fires this morning Brother?

    July 5, 2011 at 9:33 am | Reply
  23. Queen of Everything@All

    Morning, chums! I'll be drive-by posting today as I have a block of meetings from 10-4. I'm glad I brought a 2nd protein bar with me as it doesn't look like I'll be getting lunch today. On a happier note, thanks to the power of YouTube, the Queen now knows how to do the Hustle.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@Queen

      I have noticed that you have The Jerk down pat–:)))

      July 5, 2011 at 9:35 am | Reply
      • Queen of Everything@Richard

        Don't forget my palm rolling technique!

        July 5, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@Queen

        Que the Nat King Cole song–"Unforgettable". :))))

        July 5, 2011 at 9:55 am | Reply
  24. faith

    Good morning all! Had a great weekend just doing fun things with the kids. I've never enjoyed a parade more than I did this weekend. My kids are the perfect age to think a parade is just about the best thing ever. It's so fun to watch their excitement. I hope everyone else had a great 4th!

    July 5, 2011 at 9:13 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@faith

      Good Morning,Glad you had a great Holiday. WD loves parades,especially if they throw out candy along the route.:)) How's the training coming along?

      July 5, 2011 at 9:17 am | Reply
      • faith

        We must have sat in a really good spot because my kids collected a good amount of candy!! So exciting for them!

        I ran early this morning~6:15am. As much as I am usually not a morning person, I love being outside that early in the summer. It's so peaceful and quiet. Makes me thankful for where I live.

        July 5, 2011 at 9:23 am | Reply
  25. Sir Biddle@RH

    In meetings most of the day. Will require coffee via an IV drip.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:03 am | Reply
    • AleeD@Sir Bid

      Just so it doesn't get in the way of your note taking, do you want me to go for a femoral stick?

      July 5, 2011 at 9:07 am | Reply
  26. AleeD

    Goooooood morning all!

    Thanks for the coffee Jerv. After exerting alot of mental & physical energy this weekend, I cam in with my IV already hooked up. All I need now is a good pour ..... ahhhhh ..... that's better!

    Sir Biddle, I'm feeling the way you sound: not hungover, just tired. ;)

    Happy short week everyone! It's already Tuesday!

    July 5, 2011 at 8:52 am | Reply
  27. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew. Positive thoughts to you JainaJade.

    July 5, 2011 at 8:28 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Morning Bro-How was the Holiday?

      July 5, 2011 at 8:32 am | Reply
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      I need a vacation from my mini-vacation. Took Friday off and had a great weekend overall. Baseball game and BBQ'd most of it. I'm dragging at work today – not hungover, just tired. How was yours?

      July 5, 2011 at 8:42 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@SirB

        Sorry,had to drag all the computer stuff into the restaurant for breakfast. Welcome Senor Jim..HA! These people know me by now and have a table with an electrical outlet for charging the laptop. Holiday was good and like you not alot of booze and broads and debauchery.

        July 5, 2011 at 9:04 am | Reply
  28. Mildred

    Good morning all. *hugs to JJ and her family*
    I'll check out the muffin recipe... my fiance likes combinations like that.

    My July 4th weekend was filled with friends, campfires, good booze (and introducing a brandy based vanilla-citrus liquor called Tuaca to a bunch of friends), dipping into a nice clean river, seeing a friend get recognized for his cooking skills and food presentation*, and good food... followed by board and card games.

    July 5, 2011 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • Jerv@Mil

      Yeah, sounds like you did your 4th up right. Sounds like a great time.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:26 am | Reply
      • Mildred

        There were even fireworks. Not our grou,p but a place across the river from where we set up every year; they have a small fireworks show at some point over the weekend.

        July 5, 2011 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • Mildred

      * I (sorta) belong to a medieval/Elizabethan re-enactment/re-creation group called the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). Our internal structure has awards and other things to recognize people for different things; combat arts, service, courtesy/courtliness, and arts. This friend is an excellent cook and has done some great research into medieval/Elizabethan era recipes and redacting them into modern terms and (sometimes) ingredients. He also pays particular attention to period presentation and table service. This weekend he was recognized for that with a significant level award. And he had no idea he was getting it. *grin*

      July 5, 2011 at 8:27 am | Reply
  29. JainaJade

    Morning all. My stepdad lost his fight with cancer this past Saturday. I just want to thank everyone for all the support over the past few weeks, you all are amazing! I will be on sporadically this week as we get everything planned and get my mom settled.
    for anyone interested the berry basil muffin recipe I mentioned last week was finally posted yesterday.

    July 5, 2011 at 7:50 am | Reply
    • Jerv@JJ

      So sorry to hear that . Good Karma coming your way. I'll check out the berry basil muffin recipe during lunch.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:53 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@JJ

      I am so sorry,JJ. We all will be thinking and praying for you and the family. Stay strong.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:54 am | Reply
    • SeaBee from Home Port @ JJ

      So sorry to hear that. Let us know if there is anything we can do. You and yours will definitely be in my thoughts!

      July 5, 2011 at 8:22 am | Reply
    • Michele G

      Sorry to hear the news. (((HUGS!))) and love and condolences!

      July 5, 2011 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • AleeD@JainaJade

      Heart-felt condolences for your loss sweet lady.

      ))))))HUGS((((( to you and your family.

      July 5, 2011 at 8:48 am | Reply
    • Kat Kinsman

      I'm so,so sorry. Big hugs from Team Eatocracy. Our thoughts are with you.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:00 am | Reply
    • faith

      So sorry to hear of your loss.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:10 am | Reply
    • Queen of Everything@JJ

      I'm sending good thoughts and warm wishes your way. We'll be here whenever you are able to come back.

      July 5, 2011 at 9:24 am | Reply
    • MT Miner

      So sorry to hear, my deepest condolences.

      July 5, 2011 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • The Witty One@JJ

      I'm so sorry. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out.

      July 5, 2011 at 11:52 am | Reply
  30. Jerv

    Morning all. Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Coffee and creamcheese bagels. I'm hungry!

    July 5, 2011 at 7:17 am | Reply
    • RichardHead

      Good Morning Lil' Buddy and all. Thanks for the treats,I need to wake up. How was your Holiday weekend?

      July 5, 2011 at 7:34 am | Reply
      • Jerv@RicH

        Starting off the day right, I already have been moderated! Boo-rah!! Great weekend. Saw Green Lantern with the pops and my doggie has a little red badge of courage pasta sauce stain on her fur. How bout you and WD?

        July 5, 2011 at 7:36 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Did some drankin' and smokin'.it was great. What'd you and Pops think of the movie? What kind of trouble did your dog get into?

        July 5, 2011 at 7:42 am | Reply
      • Jerv@RicH

        We both thought the movie was great. I liked how the girl reacted to first seeing him in his green mask. At some point when cooking, some pasta sauce dripped on my dog. I thought she was bleeding but she was fine. Had to be there, it was funny, Good lord, it is going to take me a while to weed through all these emails. Was it too hot to grill this past weekend in Texas??

        July 5, 2011 at 7:52 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        It sounds like you and Pop's had a great Holiday. Yea,I would have been freaking out about the dog also...Glad everything turned out o.k. I've learned to start the grill around 7:00p.m. and by the time the coals are ready it's only 92 or 93 degrees.

        July 5, 2011 at 7:59 am | Reply
      • Jerv@RicH

        "only 92 or 93 degrees" LOL! I guess you're acclimated to that heat my friend. I would die. Did you put a July forth bandana on WD and let her run around the yard with a sparkler chasing the squirels?

        July 5, 2011 at 8:07 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Oh yea,she was strutting around the yard like a BIG dog. She has learned a trick due to the heat about the squirrels..she waits until they cover their heads with their tails to block the sun and then does a kamakazie hit on their azzez. She is brilliant.

        July 5, 2011 at 8:13 am | Reply
      • Jerv@RicH

        Hahaha! Thats a good girl, WD! Well, off to answer emails from hell and get some work done. Drive safe RicH.

        July 5, 2011 at 8:28 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Thanks Lil' Buddy. Don't work too hard today..they'll expect you to do it all of the time.

        July 5, 2011 at 8:31 am | Reply

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