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July 26th, 2011
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  1. RichardHead

    I too am headed out to Jacksonville and drop my taters and onions. Talk with y'all from Plant City in the morning. Stay safe and cool all.

    July 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
    • JBJingles@RH

      Drop your taters huh? Is that what you are calling them now?? LMAO

      July 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  2. Truth

    Ok, I am out. Until manana, stay safe all!

    July 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  3. Queen of Everything

    It is 4:52 and I am just now eating lunch. Does anyone else see anything wrong with that picture?

    July 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Truth@Queen

      Do you get moody like I do when I am particularly hungry?

      Best line of the year: Tommy Lee Jones in "Captain America": "If anyone has anything to add, this would be an excellent time to keep it to yourself."

      July 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        Yep, that pretty much sums up my outlook right now.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Um, you aren't sharing?

      ducks golden tray flying at head

      Er, what I meant to say was, you aren't having your feet rubbed while you eat? Shall I send a minion?

      July 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Weird that it chose not to italicize.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@EG

        Send two minions, please. My shoulders are killling me too.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Certainly, my liege.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
  4. Tazer@Rich

    Not playing peekaboo (at least here)... just busy with my new tellers and trying to make sure they know what's up. Mustn't set a bad example! ;-)

    July 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
    • RichardHead@Tazer

      You slave driver.Do you use flash cards? Talked to SeaBee? How's his new one going?

      July 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
    • Tazer@Rich

      No flash cards yet, they're doing pretty good. Just trying to squash a little power play by another empl that is driving me insane. Haven't talked to SeaBee much since the new job, he's very busy but loving it!

      July 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  5. Mildred

    For those who want to skip to the picture of me, SeaBee, and Tazer in my Eating Oasis-SF iReport series...

    At least, that is when iReport finishes processing the pictures. :/

    July 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Must not be done yet. It was stuck in a loop loading the page.

      I wish they'd get rid of the stupid iReport information pop-up box. We get it. Don't need it to come up every single time we come across one. Since I regularly empty my cache and cookies, it pops up every single time. I avoid them when at all possible.

      July 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
      • Mildred

        The interesting thing is that the page/tab I uploaded it from says that it's done.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Still giving my screen seizures. Sorry.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • RichardHead@Mildred

      I tried skipping but it didn't work. Should I try Frog Jumping?

      July 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
    • wendy@mildred

      potentially stupid question: do you need to be a 'member' of ireport to view it? it keeps asking me to 'join'.

      July 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  6. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Double time!


    July 26, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Double time, but not Hammer time?

      July 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  7. Mildred

    Oh wow... there's wasn't even a discussion of meat in the main article and the militant vegans came out to play!

    July 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      You mean Jeann?

      July 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
      • Mildred

        Yes, Jeann.... unless that's one of us causing trouble...

        July 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
    • Truth@Mildred, EGrin

      *sheepishly raises hand*

      July 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • Pirate Captain: Fatty McFat Fat

        I knows it was you. I were almost certain, anyhow.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  8. Evil Grin

    Ok. This is the weirdest food craving (for lack of a better term) ever. All day today I have wanted round food.

    That's right, round. Apparently, it doesn't matter what the food actually is, as long as it's round. So I had a couple of burgers and a whole tomato for lunch. I foresee pizza for dinner, although if I cut it into slices, it will be triangular. Maybe more burgers? A flamenon? I'm not sure what I'll be eating. I just know it will be round.

    This is so strange.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • RichardHead@EG

      I tried to square dance in a round room....It was not pretty.

      July 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        I imagine not!

        July 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
    • wendy@EG

      peas are round... hah!! ;o)

      July 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • Evil Grin


        You're right, they are.

        Please tell me I don't subconsciously want those tiny balls of yuck.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
      • wendy@EG

        methinks your subconscious is trying to get you to eat peas... :) why dont you like them? is a it a flavor thing? pea soup is nasty...but i like peas. (that's one veggie that's a must on my salads)

        July 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
      • MT Miner

        There is always meatballs to substitute for peas.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
      • wendy@mtm

        oooo! spaghetti and meatballs!! i havent had that in ages!!!

        July 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
      • Truth@Wendy, EGrin

        Go for the peanut butter flavor Captain Crunch instead.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
      • MT Miner

        Sketti and meatballs is a staple at my house, mix up 10 lbs of meat concoction from deer and elk, them boil meatballs till they float, then freeze in various sized ziplocs for fast meals.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
      • wendy@truth

        ohmygosh!! that is SOOOO good!! when i worked at a daycare, we had that as the afternoon snack... i ALWAYS had a bowl of it! mmmmmmmmmmm SO GOOD!!! i may have to amend my grocery list...

        July 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        @MT Miner I like the way you think, my friend.

        @Wendy It's the taste and the texture. I just really don't like any bit of it. Even when it's in something like a casserole or a pot pie, its flavor just permeates, and if there are enough peas in it, I have a hard time eating it.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        @Truth I haven't had peanut butter flavored cereal in years. Another great suggestion. And most bowls are round.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
      • wendy@eg

        interesting! :) i like green peppers, but detest them cooked. in dishes, on pizza, etc. the flavor just goes everywhere! picking them off does not work. i def relate on that!

        July 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  9. wendy

    Good Afternoon everyone! still bakin here in the midwest... gonna be over 100 again tomorrow.. and we're darn close to it today... current temp downtown is 94' with an index of 99'. yippee!! temps be darned, i'm wearing my new hot pink cowl necked short sleeved shirt with my black palazzo pants. lookin spiffy i am! lunch was a giant salad with tuna fish. i'm now enjoying my iced tea with lemon. and is it really only Tuesday???

    July 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  10. Seattleite

    Busy day at the bank. How is everyone this afternoon?

    July 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • AleeD@Seattleite & Stephen

      Doin' fine and welcome aboard! Some of us are tearin' it up on the eggplant thread.

      How're you guys doing?

      July 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  11. Mildred

    @Truth – Will do!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
  12. Tazer

    hey y'all!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • AleeD

      Afternoon noyc ladee! How're you doing today?

      July 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
      • Tazer@Alee

        Meh. PT kicked my butt this morning, and it's suuuuper slow so I'm pretty bored.

        How you doin'?

        July 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • AleeD@Tazer

        I'm ok but apparently my hatred of brussel sprouts is a mutual thing. Have you had a chance to play over there?

        July 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • RichardHead@Tazer

      Hey,are you and SeaBee playing hide and seek with us this week?

      July 26, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
  13. JainaJade

    Hello all! Busy busy morning today..and then had an encounter with a pot hole the size of Texas. I'm mostly ok...however I think my gorgeous amazing pants might be KIA

    July 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
    • AleeD

      Why are your pants KIA?

      July 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • Mare@Alee

        I don't think I want to know the answer to that question :)

        July 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
      • AleeD@Mare

        I'm thinking that stands for Killed in Action. But I'm not sure how that applies to pants.

        July 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
      • JainaJade@AleeD&others

        dodged to miss being hit by car in parking lot, stiletto caught in pot hole and then went down while sliding across pavement tearing a hole in my gorgeous pants. also scuffed stiletto and hands and right knee. Left ankle is swollen, probably twisted but thankfully nothing worse.

        July 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • AleeD@JJ

        I'm SO sorry! Were you able to ice up your wounds before you had to start working? It's a PITA, but worth it to keep the swelling down (nods to QOE).

        July 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • Truth@JainaJade

        Well then darlin', this goes out to you...


        July 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
    • JBJingles@JJ & AleeD & Mare

      And what is KIA??

      July 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  14. Truth@RichHead, Mildred

    Give a post when the full trip is up. Would love to see.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  15. Evil Grin

    Howdy chums.

    July 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
    • RichardHead@EG

      Still smiling BIG today?

      July 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Meh. Not as wide today. More like a half smirk.

        July 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  16. Mildred

    @RH – thanks! It's probably going to take a day or two to get up all the pics... there's 8 days total to the trip (including the flying days).

    July 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  17. JBJingles

    Goooooooooood morning chumanerios! I't Tuesday, that is all.

    July 26, 2011 at 11:55 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Settle down Sparky,you are MUCH too chipper this morning. :))

      July 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
      • JBJingles@RH

        What can I say? I feel great today for no apparent reason! :) Where are you at this fine day??

        July 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
      • RichardHead@JBJ

        WD and I are in Mobile,AL. It's still raining but makes for good sleeping weather.

        July 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  18. The Witty One@All

    Does anyone want to go over to the political blogs and get all foody?

    July 26, 2011 at 11:29 am |
    • RichardHead@TWO

      They have a Political Blog?

      July 26, 2011 at 11:35 am |
    • Truth@RichHead, TWO

      I'm in!
      Which one?

      July 26, 2011 at 11:36 am |
      • The Witty One@Truth

        I was just kidding but actually....let me find a good one.

        July 26, 2011 at 11:44 am |
      • The Witty One@Truth

        Ahhh forget it. I can't find a good one :( And I have a crap load of work to do. If I do come across one, I will let you know!

        July 26, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  19. RichardHead@Truth

    Good Morning Bro....WD just took a dump on the front page of the Mobile morning paper. It had a picture of Obummer and Boehner so I think she is contemplating a career in Politics. :))

    July 26, 2011 at 11:16 am |
    • Truth@RichHead

      Watching the speeches last night left me with the deepest conviction that our naton is being led by the Marx Brothers. I think my next vote will be a write in for WD.

      July 26, 2011 at 11:18 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        I concur,Tho she doesn't smoke cigars. I listened to all the finger pointing last night on the radio. I pointed my middle finger back at 'em. Anyway,Saw where the first pre-season game is Denver at Dallas on a Thursday night. Think your team can find the stadium? This also begs the question,will this be played in San Antonio or Arlington. At least the first place has better Mexican food.

        July 26, 2011 at 11:28 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        I just saw that...I am not expecting much from the preseason this year. Even less than in usual years.

        All that said, I have to wonder how long we will be without basketball. I doubt that dispute will be settled as quickly or easily as football was.

        July 26, 2011 at 11:33 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        I see the Harlem Globetrotters as next World Champs.

        July 26, 2011 at 11:36 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Funny, I see them as the next congressional budget committee...

        July 26, 2011 at 11:42 am |
  20. Mildred

    I'm finally starting to post my iReport of the trip out to San Francisco. Day 1 is up:

    Day 4 is my meeting up with SeaBee and Tazer. :)

    July 26, 2011 at 11:08 am |
    • RichardHead@Mildred

      Just read the report....Good job.

      July 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  21. RichardHead

    Present...and it's raining and yucky outside. WD needs to do her thang,so I'll be back in a minute.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  22. The Witty One

    Checking in...going to sit in the corner. Morning all.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:51 am |
    • Truth@TWO

      Why the corner? Were you bad last night?

      July 26, 2011 at 10:52 am |
    • AleeD@TWO & Truth

      Or really good? ~_~

      July 26, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • The Witty One@Truth & AleeD

        I was both :) Just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and need some quiet time.

        July 26, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  23. Mare

    It's RAINING!!!! YEAH!!!!!! :)

    July 26, 2011 at 10:51 am |
    • AleeD@Mare

      Sir Biddle's rain dance finally worked? Congrats!

      July 26, 2011 at 10:55 am |
      • Mare@Alee

        Yes, it worked! I've never been so happy to see rain in my life. After the spring rains/floods around here, who'da thunk we'd have a drought a few short weeks later.

        July 26, 2011 at 10:59 am |
  24. Kayla@All

    Good morning all!

    July 26, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  25. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning klatsch! How is everyone doing today?

    Me? Got a new printer/copier/scanner at home and having fun hooking it up to the wireless network...

    @Queenie – My absence yesterday was unexpected and unavoidable. Apparently the ISP went down for quite some time and it literally started working again a short while ago.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  26. Chicago Lady

    Good Morning All! Fabulous day in the windy city. I brought pot tarts for everyone. :)

    July 26, 2011 at 9:58 am |
    • Ms. Grammar

      oooo,,,can I have one with a side of potato chips, dip, candy bars, brownies, and oh yeah, tacos?

      July 26, 2011 at 11:54 am |
      • AleeD@Ms. Grammar

        Basil dip? HA!

        July 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  27. Queen of Everything

    Why can nothing in this day go according to plan?

    July 26, 2011 at 9:49 am |
    • MT Miner

      I had one of those days last week, if at all possible just go back to bed.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:53 am |
      • Queen of Everything@MTM

        I would love to. Unfortunately my bed is about 20 miles from me right now and I think my co-workers would get suspicious if I crawled under my desk with a pillow and blanket.

        July 26, 2011 at 9:56 am |
      • AleeD@QOE

        Got any vacant hospital beds?

        July 26, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • Queen of Everything@AleeD

        Yes we do but I learned long ago not to lay down in one for fear of waking up with a tube in an orifice that didn't have one before. We medical professionals are sick SOBs sometimes...most of the time...always.

        July 26, 2011 at 10:48 am |
      • AleeD@QOE

        I was married to a paramedic once. LOVE that dark sense of humor!

        July 26, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • Truth@MTM, QOE

        I concur...Went out with a nurse for a while. It was memorable.

        July 26, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  28. MicheleG

    Howdee ho everyone. 6:35 AM here in Calif-land....

    July 26, 2011 at 9:35 am |
  29. Mildred

    @Alee re: Pesto thread – I know some people who have to do extreme diets for a reason, and are on the look out for substitutions/ways to have variety within their restrictions. And they admit that they've gotten used to the way things taste/the texture of foods based on their diet, but they wouldn't blast a person for liking something that didn't fir their diet.

    Also, there's a quote that's attributed to Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde – "All things in moderation, including moderation." Don't go overboard with something (be it food or an activity), but don't restrict yourself so much that you cause detriment to yourself (and others around you).

    July 26, 2011 at 9:29 am |
  30. Mare

    Good morning all. It's nice out today – 73', I'll take it.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:54 am |
    • Mildred

      Did you get rain? or did the temperature just break?

      July 26, 2011 at 9:16 am |
      • Mare@Mildred

        Temp just broke. Everyone else got rain, but us. Had to go to the store – 5 miles away, raining... Bank, 10 miles in other direction... raining. Hubby comes home, it's raining there... Just none where my house sits


        July 26, 2011 at 9:22 am |
      • Mildred

        Temp broke then we got rain. We had a lovely storm pass through (as my aching head can attest to). Plenty of water for my cherry tomato plants which suffered while we were away in SF (even with my brother watering them a couple of times during the week we were gone).

        July 26, 2011 at 9:38 am |
      • Mare@Mildred

        It drizzled here for about 5 minutes, but that was it. There is a 95% chance of rain today around 1pm, lets see if we get any. Yesterday's 70% was a flop.

        July 26, 2011 at 10:08 am |
  31. MT Miner

    Morning all, checking in from a chilly mountain side today, 54 right now.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:53 am |
  32. Sir Biddle

    Morning crew. Biddle still feels like ass, may be a sparce pressence from me today.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:51 am |
    • AleeD@Sir Biddle

      You feel like two fleshy mounds? That's odd.

      July 26, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Morning Bro–I am putting my money on "Kid Cooties" causing your assness. Those Lil' Bastards have got it in for 'ya. Is Lil' Biddle feeling o.k.?

      July 26, 2011 at 11:12 am |
  33. Stephen

    Good morning! First time poster, just recently started looking at this site and I'm quite happy I was directed here. Decent morning thus far. Made some chicken mei fun for lunch today, it's a nice change from the typical chicken & rice. Still looking for some good lunch recipes that either don't take too long (evenings are short) or make-ahead multiples. Any suggestions from my fellow lunch-bringers?

    July 26, 2011 at 8:42 am |
    • Ms. Grammar

      Welcome~I'm lucky...I have a cafeteria where I work. Enjoying a reuben sandwich, pretzels, and an iced tea! Just right.

      July 26, 2011 at 11:52 am |
      • Stephen

        Very nice! We have a plethora of restaurants around, but none are quite in the desired lunch budget range.

        July 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Truth@Stephen

      What I like to do is to make extra dinner the night before, then take the leftovers for lunch. Buy some extra and it usually works out. Since my wife works later than I do, I wind up doing most of the cooking, so this works well.

      July 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
      • Stephen

        I do that from time to time, but the downside is my wife is considerably pickier than I am, so lunch is my outlet to cook meals that she doesn't particularly enjoy. Often I just cook my lunch while cooking dinner but I'd like to mix things up a bit. I've been enjoying my wok lately, but want to try some other quick-cook dishes. Perhaps some thai.

        July 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • Mare@Stephen

      Hi, and Welcome!!!

      What hubby and I used to do is spend a weekend day cooking lunches, and then freezing them. Everything from grilling burgers and meats, to soups. Then we didn't have to worry about it for 2 or 3 weeks. Just pull one and go. Also nice, because we didn't get sick of having the same thing for lunch that we had for dinner.

      July 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
      • Stephen

        That's a good point. I have yet to freeze anything, but perhaps that's the best plan of attack. Also it doesn't take up so much time in the evenings, which is nice because my evenings seem quite short.

        July 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  34. Lulu

    Good morning! I'll take some of that coffee. I didn't want to get up this morning! It was so nice & cool for a change, I just wanted to stay all snuggled up in bed!

    July 26, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  35. Truth

    Good morning all...How is everyone doing this fine morning?

    July 26, 2011 at 8:19 am |
    • AleeD


      July 26, 2011 at 8:38 am |
      • Truth@AleeD


        July 26, 2011 at 9:53 am |
    • AleeD

      I mentioned Patrickk in my post to Mil, not knowing that "he" had already made his mark on the pesto thread.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:59 am |
      • Truth@AleeD

        I saw the flaming going on and figured I would stir some...Always willing to poke those who are already agitated...

        July 26, 2011 at 10:00 am |
  36. Mildred

    Oh wow... the Pesto post yesterday spawned into a flame fest over a low fat variation posted by someone who seems to think that all fat is bad.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:13 am |
    • AleeD@Mildred

      I know. Funny what'll spark up a wildfire, isn't it? ;) Can't wait to see Patrickk show up and give them a "your-o-peein" perspective. HA!

      Back in the 90's, I was doing the fat-free thing, so I can see how his recipe would be something of a substitute. I've since learned that that kind of extreme diet is necessary. If you practice moderation and have a healthy lifestyle, you can eat just about anything.

      Jeffrey mentioned something about the oily consistency of normal pesto was distasteful to him. I'm thinkin' he's been on a fat-free diet for a very long time.

      July 26, 2011 at 8:26 am |
  37. AleeD

    Present! Got caught up in work. Shame on me. HAHAHA!

    How're y'all doing today? Is coffee ready yet?

    July 26, 2011 at 8:09 am |
    • Mildred

      Coffee is perking away.

      July 26, 2011 at 8:14 am |
  38. PBLover

    Good gracious me - where is everyone?

    July 26, 2011 at 8:03 am |
    • Mildred

      I don't know. I just got into work. (Normal time for me too).

      July 26, 2011 at 8:06 am |
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