Coffee klatsch
August 2nd, 2011
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  1. Truth

    Ok folks, I am out. Will talk to y'all in the a.m.

    And btw, I know SeaBee is on a new job, but where have TWO, Jerv, snowbunny and Biddle been?

    August 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  2. RichardHead

    Adios chumarinos...headed to Florida. Stay safe and Kool.

    August 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
    • Truth@RichHead

      Drive safely Bro, and will talk to you in the a.m.

      August 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  3. AleeD

    Y'all have a most lovely ebening! :D

    August 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  4. wendy

    wahoo!!! we're up to 105' outside!! that's just NUTS!!! the humidity is around 30% so it's not too bad out if you're in the shade. feels like Phoenix!!! :)

    August 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  5. JainaJade

    Well all I am out of here! I'm heading to the Land of the CK Queen for the next few days, and will hopefully have time for a meet up!
    See ya Monday :-)

    August 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • Truth@Jaina

      Travel safely and take pics!

      August 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  6. RichardHead

    Just wanted to tell all of you ground turkey eaters, salmonella has been found in some,yet our great and wise FDA will not list a manufacturer or brand name. 1 person dead and 57 cases of people being sick. What is wrong with this picture? It's been going on since March of this year. :((

    August 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  7. Mare

    I'm so pissed off right now. Toby HAS been de-clawed, and he's now wearing a collar with a bell on it that he's used to. Usually cats freak out over that and try to take it off, but not him. He's obviously worn one before.

    Fracking idiots who had him de-clawed, taking away his only means of defense, THEN letting him escape outside. They should have their hands cut off!

    August 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • MalaDee@Mare

      Grrrrr. What could it hurt to report this? You're right, they've not only left the cat defenseless, but now he's wearing a dinner bell. What kind of environment are you in? City, burbs or country?

      August 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
      • Mare@MalaDee

        There is nothing I can do. He was found about 1 month ago by my hubby's aunt. She called neighbors, vets, humane society, no one reported the cat missing. She kept him for 1 month to make sure, then just gave him to us on Sat. He doesn't get along with her other cats. So far he's fine with our cats, skittish, but no fights.

        I'm in a rural area – own 15 acres, so he won't get hit by a car, or found by anyone but my neighbors... but there are fox, skunk, coyote... I'm worried about my other 2 cats, who have claws!!! How can I not freak out about Toby getting outside?

        I think I'm going to try and leash train him so he can go outside, yet be safe.

        August 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
  8. Queen of Everything

    Hello all! I'm finally back at my desk after spending my day out of the building. I have one hour before another meeting starts and it's 13 days until my birthday!

    August 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  9. wendy@two, aleeD

    that depends...are you smelling 'chocolate' or 'vanilla' ice cream?? :)

    August 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  10. The Witty One

    Gee golly, why does it smell like leather and ice cream in here?

    August 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@The Witty One

      LOL. Because work is slow and I have nothing better to do than spread my brand(ing) of love around the Klatsch!

      August 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  11. wendy

    please explain to this crazy azz blonde why walking to the restaurant is a bad idea!! current temp is 103'. why oh why did i wear black pants today???? ohmygosh thank goodness for AleeD's remedy and my desk fan...oh and the ziploc full of ice currently residing in my seat cushion....

    August 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@wends

      You're sitting on a bag of ice in your black slacks? You DO lead an interesting life. :D

      Just lay back on the nice Cold Stone and ..... hey! SssssssssssssPOP! Hold it buddy! Just turn around and walk away. That's it. You can come back later when she's finished.

      RH was trying to get in to mix up some ice cream.

      August 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
      • Truth@AleeD

        Let's hope he hoses off the stone first...:)

        August 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • wendy@AleeD

        sorry.. passed out from heat exhaustion there... i need to get me one of these cold stones installed in my house!

        August 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Truth & wends

        From the way wendy is describing the heat, he may not be able to get the stone cooled down from her 103 degree body temp.

        Hmmmm ...~_~

        August 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  12. Tazer

    Mother clucker. Bored@work already.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
    • RichardHead@Tazer

      Whip out that Zebco rod and reel,attach a $ 1.00 bill to the hook and launch it into the lobby are....Hours of fun if a lot of furniture or desks are involved.

      August 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
    • Truth@Tazer, RichHead

      I know that feeling. I am listening to the leasing narcissist arrange a blind date for her lunch later. She has recently started internet dating and it is more entertaining than having full cable...

      August 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • Tazer@Truth

        Oh my... oh my... that sounds entertaining to say the least!

        August 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • Truth@Tazer

        Well picture this...a 51 year old who has been both bankrupt twice and divorced twice. Has several kids and from what I gather, the only one is the family outcast. Picture that she surrounds herself of friends of similar caliber, whom she likes to complain about to almost anyone who will listen. Above all of this, consider that at 51, her looks are starting to peak in a not-quite-goodlooking sense. Some women do their fifties well (think Sela Ward, Diane Keaton, etc), but alas, this individual does not. And she complains that there are no good men with money (her prerequisite) out there.

        All in all, as entertaining as anything you can find on the internet(s)...

        August 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
      • Truth@Tazer

        make that "The only one who is normal is the family outcast"...

        August 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • Evil Grin


      I think the clock may have stopped on us.

      August 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  13. JBJingles@All

    My itenerary is coming along nicely! Here's what I have so far:
    1. Head South to visit MicheleG in the OC.
    2. Head North to visit with SeaBee & Tazer and have some awesome blue crab enchiladas
    3. Farther North to visit MTM’s mountain and dine on some fresh elk
    4. Hop a plane to Denver to see Truth and Miss Saigon
    5. From there, head on down to Katy, TX to try RH’s famous smoked Brisket BBQ and play with WD
    6. Head North to Kansas City for Oklahoma Joes burnt ends and cold beer with wendy
    7. Hop over to Indiana to visit the Royal Family, I think the boys will love me as I am the most rockin’ grandma around.
    8. Shoot over to Northern NY state to stop by Mildred's
    9. A stop over in NYC to visit CNN offices and say hi to Kat and SLT and see if I can finally talk my way into getting an official Eatocracy cutting board
    10. Head South to VA/DC to visit with JainaJade, Jerv, TWO, and SirBiddle, cupcakes anyone?
    11. Continue South to somewhere secret and find the Evil Lair with minions running about
    12. Further South to West Florida for a stop with AleeD and some fresh grouper.
    13. Drive over to Miami to say hi to DJC and have some awesome Cuban food.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      Don't forget about Rumrunners with 151 floaters! :D

      August 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
      • JBJingles@AleeD

        Oh yummmmm, that sounds too good. Now if we can just get a regular from Hawaii...I'm way overdue for a Mai Tai.

        August 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
      • AleeD@JBJ

        Does it count that we honeymooned in Maui?

        August 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
      • JBJingles@AleeD

        Of course that counts silly! Actually I have a timeshare on Oahu, at Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club,
        Hubs won't fly over the ocean anymore, so I think this would be the perfect place for Klatsch get together...

        August 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
      • AleeD@JBJ

        Wh-wh-why won't he fly over the ocean? Have you gone there solo since he won't go?

        August 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • JBJingles@AleeD

        He developed a real fear of flying, especially over water...there are no stop overs on the way from CA to HI...he won't go to Europe with me either, so I go with my mom. I have gone over without him with my BFF from Sarasota, FL, my mom, daughters, grandkids, etc. Mostly I have been banking the week(s) with Interval trade out some day. :(

        August 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
      • AleeD@JBJ

        Seriously, have you discussed tranqs? That's the only way mom would fly to OH for my sister's wedding.

        August 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Looking forward! Hope this can happen! Too cool!

        August 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
    • Truth@JBJ

      Between numbers 8 and 9, feel free to stop in to see my Dad, in Carmel NY...I am sure he will take you to lunch or dinner and chew your ear about how touched we all were over the flowers that some of the regulars sent to Mom's funeral. He does not understand blogging, but I am sure that you can enlighten him.

      August 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
      • JBJingles@Truth

        Awww, I would love that! Hubs doesn't even know what blogging is either, he thinks it is a word the crossword puzzle people made up to fit the space! LOL

        August 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  14. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Afternoon all! Lots of work piling up in front of me makes for a busy day, so I'll leave you with one of these for now until I get a moment...


    August 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  15. wendy

    anybody got any ice cubes? pass em down.. its gonna hit 114' today. in the midwest. that's just wrong...

    August 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@wendy

      *whispering* I just put a clean layer of plastic wrap on DJ's rollin' stone. Mare's over on the Satan sandwich thread and QOE hasn't checked in so you're free and clear.

      C'mon down! I'll guard the door.

      August 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
      • wendy@AleeD

        thanks muchly!! my tuchus is a bit frostbitten, but that's ok.. i'm nice and cool now... :) i put the 'evidence' in the trash compacter.

        August 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  16. Tazer

    Howdy doody tootie frooties!

    August 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • Beevis@Tazer

      heh-heh. She said doody.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • RichardHead

      GRAMMA SAYS HI. What's up?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
      • Tazer@Rich

        nice... ;=)

        Nothing up here, just working.

        August 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
      • RichardHead@Tazer & ALL

        O.K. chums, we need to do this on the sly.....A certain person is having a Birthday soon so her wish list includes a crock pot with a timer,a waffle iron and Tazer I'm gonna need a Horse Head. I think we can pull this off.

        August 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  17. JBJingles

    Good morning my friends...OK I'm soooo ready for a nap. Woke up at 3:13 a.m. and could not go back to sleep, so finally got up at 4 and drank all the coffee before hubs got up at 5:30. No bad dreams, no weird food, no reason to be waking up like this! My jet is lagging this morning.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
    • MalaDee (kidding)


      Want coffee? :D

      August 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • Truth@JBJ

      To be honest, I think half of the first posts each day are due to unusual work hours or insomnia...Whatever happened to a good night's sleep?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Maybe DeadEye needs to put a little zip in your Doo Daaah!! :))

      August 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  18. Truth@All

    Thought of y'all last night...Miss Saigon's boss just got back from VN and brought us back five pounds of the biggest shrimp I have EVER seen. I am talking the size of a man's fist. She boiled up a bunch last night and I was full after three. All I could think is how great they would go with beers on a beach somewhere with music cranked in the background. Bro Rich can bring his grass skirt LOL

    August 2, 2011 at 10:20 am |
    • RichardHead

      I prefer my purple banana hammock,thank you. The grass skirt is WD's. :))

      August 2, 2011 at 10:30 am |
    • AleeD@Truth

      Don't forget about the coconut cup bra.

      August 2, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • MicheleG

        I see Luther Billis (original South Pacific movie) in his coconut bra

        August 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
  19. MicheleG


    How's everybody's "how goes it" curve this fine AM?

    August 2, 2011 at 9:54 am |
    • RichardHead@MG

      Good Morning..Let me look.....mines leaning to the left and WD'S is leaning right..Kinda like Congress. :))

      August 2, 2011 at 9:57 am |
      • MicheleG

        Wouldn't it be nice if those legislative curves made an "X" somewhere in the middle?

        August 2, 2011 at 10:01 am |
    • AleeD@MicheleG

      LOL. My curve is on the rise. My boss and our resident PITA eng will be out of the office on Thur & Fri this week (party at my desk!), my project is finished and I'm using company time to plan our vacation that starts on QOE's birthday, 8/15. Life is Good!

      How's tings wichoo?

      August 2, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • MicheleG

        Picture a large barrel full of water about 3 feet across and it has hundreds of corks floating in it. Your job is to keep them all underwater at the same time using only one hand.

        August 2, 2011 at 10:02 am |
      • AleeD@MicheleG

        Do you have really big hands? HA! Great analogy!

        Sorry it's so crazy for you. Is there a light at the end of this tunnel that ISN'T attached to a freight train?

        August 2, 2011 at 10:12 am |
      • MicheleG

        Oh, yeah, things are actually pretty good. There are those moments though when you wish things would come at you ONE at a time rather than in gaggles and bunches all at once, EACH item assuming it is at the TOP of the "to-do" list.

        Hafta sign off for now! Cheers and huggers to everyone!

        August 2, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  20. Mare

    Good morning. Well, the cats were fine – till hubby got home, then they all started acting up. I swear, they are just like kids. LOL

    I think Toby, the new cat, has been de-clawed, which pisses me off to no end. I've got to go see if I can tell definitely...

    I'll be back after a shopping run. Have a good one

    August 2, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  21. Lulu


    How is everyone on this fine Tuesday? I think I’m finally recovered from my company sponsored weekend away…I spent way too much money in the cute little shops and came home with one helluva hangover and some new ink. But it was a fun weekend! I hope you guys are doing well too! :)

    August 2, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • RichardHead@Lulu

      Good Morning,What kinda Tat did 'ya get?

      August 2, 2011 at 9:50 am |
      • Lulu@RH

        Me and 3 others (my friend from work and our husbands) all got a small anchor tattoo to commeorate our weekend in a seaside community! We're all pretty heavily inked, so it was a fun, quick addition to our collections!

        August 2, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  22. Evil Grin

    Getting here somewhat early today. How was your weekends?

    August 2, 2011 at 8:46 am |
    • RichardHead@EG

      Good Morning,weekend was good...How was yours? C'mon ,we are all going out for breakfast and I'm buying.

      August 2, 2011 at 9:09 am |
      • Evil Grin

        Sounds good, cause I'm broke. ;)

        My weekend was good as well. Kind of long, but very good.

        August 2, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • AleeD@Evil Grin

      Morning! Was your monitor burnin' yesterday? We were talking about you a little in the Klatsch. JBJ was having some lottery fantasies and we were having fun helping her with her itinerary. :D

      August 2, 2011 at 9:11 am |
      • Evil Grin

        I'll have to go check on that, and knowing JBJ, save some of my shredded reputation.

        August 2, 2011 at 9:17 am |
      • Evil Grin

        Ah. That wasn't so bad.

        And yes, I do live on the east coast in the South.

        August 2, 2011 at 9:27 am |
      • AleeD@Evil Grin

        Nah, tweren't bad at all. What did you do on your very long weekend?

        August 2, 2011 at 10:02 am |
      • Evil Grin

        Well, first the minions and I had game night. Then we went to visit some evil friends who are moving to new locations in which to better carry out their jobs in the coming world takeover. Then the minion broke some plates and the fun ended. Never give your minions scotch cream. It does not turn out well.

        August 2, 2011 at 11:24 am |
      • JBJingles@EG

        Well you need to be a little more specific on location if I'm going to pencil you in on my itenerary! Can I visit the evil lair if I wear a blindfold so I can't tell anyone where it is exactly??

        August 2, 2011 at 11:28 am |
      • Evil Grin

        That is an acceptable compromise. Just say the word and I will send the minions to fetch you.

        You aren't allergic to chloroform, are you?

        August 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  23. faith

    Good morning all!

    August 2, 2011 at 8:45 am |
    • RichardHead@faith

      Good Morning,How's the tribe doing? Been running?

      August 2, 2011 at 8:47 am |
      • faith

        Tribe is good, although my daughter is running a slight fever this morning. I hope it doesn't last because we want to take them to the drive-in to see Cars 2 tonight.
        I should have run this morning but I had a terrible nights sleep, so I decided to turn the alarm off and get a few more hours of rest.
        I had a nightmare about my son's 1st day of's still a month away, and I really shouldn't be nervous about it at all, apparantly my subconcious is.

        August 2, 2011 at 8:55 am |
      • RichardHead@faith

        Bad dreams=Boooo!!! The drive-in should be pretty Kool for all. Back in the day we would sneak in at least 4 people in the trunk of my car. We were such rebels...HA!

        August 2, 2011 at 9:01 am |
      • Truth@RichHeaad, Faith

        I get weird dreams when I use sleep meds. The otehr night I dreamt that Miss Saigon put diesel in her car (which is non-diesel)...Weird, I know...

        August 2, 2011 at 9:49 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        A subliminal message of an OTR driver perhaps?

        August 2, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  24. Mildred

    Thanks for the coffee and peach scones, Jaina and AleeD!

    Good morning everyone.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  25. Truth

    Good morning all...A relatively nice day on tap in Denver. Supposed to be our first of 19 that does not break 90. We'll see.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:22 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Good Morning Bro....I see that the DC Clowns played CYA with the vote last night and then took off for the August recess. Let's leave it for the NEW President and his cabinet to fix. Typical.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  26. RichardHead

    Good Morning All,AleeD, I'll have the regular Mud please and Thank You.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:16 am |
    • AleeD@RH

      Here you are.
      What're you and WD up to today? Chillin' in 'Bama?

      August 2, 2011 at 8:24 am |
      • RichardHead

        Mucas,grassy azz...We are chillin' after driving in fog and it's humid as hell. Who wants breakfast,I'm buying?

        August 2, 2011 at 8:41 am |
      • Truth@RichHeaad, AleeD

        I'm in!
        Bacon and egg on a hard roll please!

        August 2, 2011 at 8:52 am |
      • AleeD@RH

        Huevos Rancheros would hit the spot right now.
        Thankee most kahndly Mr. Head!

        August 2, 2011 at 9:07 am |
  27. AleeD

    Goooooood Morning Happy Klatschers! How's tings with everyone?
    Having a rough start today so coffee's on ... minus a cup.
    Truth, decaf is in the orange-topped carafe. Enjoy!

    August 2, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  28. JainaJade

    Good morning all! I'll get that coffee started, also have some peach scones for group so please enjoy :-)

    August 2, 2011 at 7:54 am |
    • AleeD@JJ

      Peach scones. That sounds right up my alley (no pun intended).
      Do you, perchance, have a recipe to share?

      August 2, 2011 at 8:31 am |
      • JainaJade@AleeD

        I got it from Joy of Cooking Anni addition so I can't reprint due to copyright stuff :-(

        August 2, 2011 at 11:18 am |
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