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August 22nd, 2011
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  1. Lyndon

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with
    the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify
    it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it's rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.Doudoune G Star Homme

    November 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  2. RichardHead

    I am out good Folks.Enjoy your evening and I'm going with Da Bears.

    August 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
    • Truth@RichHead

      Safe travels and that fores me to say GO BIG BLUE!

      August 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
      • Truth@RichHead

        And by Big Blue, I mean the Giants, not necessarilyRichHead's Truck...

        August 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  3. Truth

    That Koogle commercial brings back memories...I had no idea that they made peanut butter before becoming an internets search engine. Go figure.

    August 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      That kid reminds me of Tim Tebow. Gonna watch the game tonite?

      August 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Come to think about it, you are right about Tebow...
        As to tonight, Definitely!
        Biggest debate is where to watch...In the den, or do I walk to the neighborhood watering hole...Decisions, decisions...

        August 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  4. JBJingles@Al

    This is inside the hotel and looks amazing, they have some free recipes on the site as well, so thought I would share.

    August 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      This Hotel Restaurant looks a little stuffy to me. Can I wear my flip flops in there?

      August 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
      • JBJingles@RH

        Yeah, a lot of gooberment types in power suits...power suit + flip flops, probably not your best look I'm guessing. I'll just meet you at The Tipsy Cow!

        August 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  5. JBJingles_from Madison, WI

    Hmmm, there is a walking tour of the Capital for attendees at 3:45 – 5:00 today, or should I just skip out and go to The Tipsy Cow? Decisions, decisions... Oh and I love posting from my own computer, no need to worry about network security.

    August 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • Men in Black @ JBJingles

      We are monitoring your transmissions through the Hotel wifi and ethernet connections. We know all,we see all.

      August 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
      • JBJingles_waiting for happy hour@Men In Black

        *sticks tongue out* They have freeeeee city-wide wifi here and I do not have gps on my puter! Ha, take that.

        August 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
      • Men in Black @ JBJingles

        Madison,WI has the internets? Whoda thunk it? Tell Brett Favre Hi for us.

        August 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
      • JBJingles@MiB

        Brett who? Time to go downstairs to the "Smoking Oasis". Yes they have a sign on wall

        August 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
      • PeteKnipple

        Yep Madison Best Western has a serious block on a lot of my favorite web sites and slower than my satellite internet for the lovely price of $120 plus tax.
        Oh sure my X partner is a Bear and I being a Packer, fun harassment, was it the 1985 bear year ?...

        August 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
    • AleeD@JBJ

      I vote for the Tipsy Cow 'cuz I could use an ay-dult beverage.
      In fact, that is what I'm gonna do.

      I'm out for the day y'all. Have a great evening!

      August 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  6. RichardHead@JBJ

    Please FedEx 2 Kielbasa sammies with cheddar cheese,2 beer battered fries and an order of onion rings forthwith. Thank You.

    August 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
    • FedEx@RH

      Please sign here for one order of Spotted Cow battered onion rings, Kielbasa (Usinger's) on a Clasen's sausage roll, with a whole grain mustard and bavarian sauerkraut, and one order of beer battered french fries. I believe the 2nd order of fries fell off the truck...erp.

      August 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • RichardHead@FedEx

        Well,o.k. Let me get you a tip...Ohh WD,Your order of fries didn't make it.

        August 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
      • FedEx@WD

        Here you go girl, some French fries covered in truffle oil with a side of garlic aoli. enjoy

        August 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  7. JBJingles_from Madison, WI

    OK, I think I am in battered french fries!!
    I may abandon my diet for these or one night of bliss aka Wisconsin comfort food!

    August 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • mad wendy

      that sounds gouda!!! dont forget to stock up on the 'Sconsin Cheddar! :)

      August 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
      • JBJingles_from Madison, WI@mad wendy

        1st, I'm so sorry to hear about your friebd.

        Cheese curds are on my list as well as a cheese head hat to bring home, I think Odie will like it.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  8. JBJingles_from Madison, WI

    Good after noon! Fun meetings *rolls eyes* are done for the day! dicussing the merits of batch or record level rejections on variable length vs. fixed length files was really fun though! In other news, I hear the "Tipsy Cow" food and adult beverages are really good and reasonable...just trying to decide if I should put that one on my expense report! 1/2 price wine and drinks on wed., so I think that will be dinner (not the drinks, but the food).

    August 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • Jerv@JBJ

      Thanks for stopping by. I'm gonna call it a day myself. Don't work too hard!

      August 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • The Witty One@JBJ

      And you came to the obvious conclusion that batch level rejections may be more efficient but the record level rejections are so much cleaner and the file type really has nothing to do with it?

      August 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
      • JBJingles_from Madison, WI@TWO

        Actually, I came to the conclusion that if it was a flat file then you could/should batch reject if record length was off or had any structural issues as you could not complete processing the file, however, if it was variable length then you would record reject and could continue processing the remaining records. I feel like the scarecrow in Wizard of Oz! The scary thing is I really understand all this...not sure how/when that happened!

        August 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
      • JBJingles_from Madison, WI@TWO

        correction, I meant fixed-length not flat file, but you knew what I meant, right?

        August 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
      • The Witty One@JBJ

        Interesting conclusion. I really only the vaguest idea of what you are actually talking about :)

        August 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@JBJ and TWO

      JBJ- "The Tipsy Cow"....I think I have a new screen name to use!
      TWO- Huh? I'm glad smart computer people like you exist because somedays it's a struggle for me to figure out how to turn mine on.

      August 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
      • The Witty One@QOE

        HA! I tricked you! I had no idea what I was talking about :)

        August 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        Ha! Very sneaky, my friend, very sneaky.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
      • The Witty One@QOE

        It's sort of my job :) Sometimes I need people to think I actually know what i'm talking about until I actually have the time to figure out what i'm talking about. That sentence made my head hurt.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        I know what you mean. I tell a lot of new nurses that the you inside your head can be screaming and wetting yourself but the you on the outside better be calm when sh!t starts going down.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  9. Jerv

    So, today is the first day of school and I've noticed there isn't a lot of trolling going on. Hmmm...

    August 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  10. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Metal on Monday!


    August 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
    • Jerv

      Yeah, Metal Monday!

      August 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  11. faith

    Hi everyone! I raided my parent's garden over the weekend and whipped up a big batch of vegetable soup to put in the freezer. I picked a turnip because it was there. What the heck should I do with it???

    August 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • Jerv@Faith

      Hello! That's a tough one. I've never cooked with turnips. I seem to remember Truth chatting with someone about turnips one day?

      August 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
      • Truth@Faith, Jerv

        I don't think it was me...Not a big veggie guy here. I am strictly meat, bread and potatoes. I do drink a daily can of V8 for this reason though...

        August 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • PeteKnipple

        Hi, turnips are very easy to grow and be sure to get the younger ones as older become woody.
        The greens are a bonus just like beet greens.
        Twice a year experience doesn't rate as a favorite being bitter, so you need to counter with another taste, sweet or sour or about anything, bacon works well as does apple...

        August 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
    • mad wendy

      i like to chop up raw turnips and put them on my salads.. they add a nice crisp bite to them! akin to a radish.

      August 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
    • AleeD@faith

      When I first read your post, I thought you "pickled a turnip." Doo-di-doo (ala Carlos Mencia)

      I've never had a turnip or a "rudabegger" in any form. I've heard you cube 'em, boil 'em then mash 'em up with butter.

      August 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@faith

      My dad likes mashed turnips with butter but my mom refuses to cook them (she says they stink) and I've never tasted one so beyond that, I'm no help.

      August 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  12. RichardHead@Jerv

    Hey Li' Buddy, They are now forecasting the Storm to hit S. Carolina,so tell Pop's to get the Hurricane lamps ready. WD will send her pool floaties to Mamma dog just in case.

    August 22, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      (Looks like I'm being monitored so I'll use a new fake email.) Thanks for the update!

      August 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Jerv

        Who's monitoring you? Is it The Man?

        August 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
      • Jerv@Q

        Does this happen to you? Every now and then I have to change my email in order to post. For some reason the post just stop getting through.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Jerv

        It has not happened to me but that's probably because I'm special.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm |
      • RichardHead@Queen


        August 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  13. mad wendy

    i just have to share something with everyone today. people in today's world have NO consideration for anyone else other than themselves. we live in a selfish, arrogant world. a good friend of mine lost one of his best friends on saturday due to someone's impatience and idiocy. Bill, and offduty cop, was leading a funeral procession, and some A-HOLE decided he didnt want to wait for the line of cars, so he pulled out and slammed into Bill's motorcyle, killing him. my friend Dan tried doing CPR on him and attempted to stop the blood flow, but was unable to save him. this is the 5th accident of its kind in the last 2 years here in KC – the first fatality. what will it take for the punishment of hitting a participant in a funeral procession to be on the level of the horridness of the crime?

    August 22, 2011 at 10:48 am |
    • RichardHead@Wendy

      Gosh, I am so Sorry Wendy,I don't know what to say. My Heartfelt Condolences.

      August 22, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • Truth@Wendy

      MANY, MANY condolences to you on the loss of your friend. We had a similar case out here just this morning. I agree with you that civility is disapparing faster than a pack of smokes at an AA meeting. Thoughts and prayers to all involved.

      August 22, 2011 at 11:01 am |
    • DJChilllyPhil, PISSED Jukebox King & Wrathful Cold Stone God@Mad Wendy


      That person should be charged with murder, or at least manslaughter! Plus, it should be taken very seriously since it was a COP that they hit!


      August 22, 2011 at 11:02 am |
    • mad wendy

      Thank you – i will pass along all the good thoughts to Dan. i just cant believe it. i did just hear from Dan tho that they are filing charges of manslaughter...and possibly a few more charges will be filed. failure to yield, reckless driving, etc... too bad they cant set up him on a bike and run into him with a tahoe.... i think it helps that there are several eye witnesses that saw the whole thing...and they stuck around to file reports.

      August 22, 2011 at 11:05 am |
    • AleeD@mad wendy

      Please accept my humble condolences, Dear wendy. That "me first" attitude is infuriating on so many levels.

      Isn't it a felony to interfere with a funeral procession? I thought that law was put in place for exactly these reasons. Guess this turd decided the law didn't apply to him. I hope they throw the book at him.

      August 22, 2011 at 11:13 am |
    • Jerv@wendy

      Wow, so sorry to hear that, wendy.

      August 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  14. Mildred

    Good morning all. My fiance got me some tea from Wales, so I just had to share.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:43 am |
    • AleeD@Mildred

      Gooood morning Mil! I wasn't aware that whales were capable of selling tea. What an interesting picture that put in my cabesa. Thank you!

      August 22, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  15. Chicago Lady

    Hello All! Another lovely day here in the Windy City. Tomorrow, however, much needed rain coming.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • Eli Manning@Chicago Lady

      I'm BETTER than DA Bears and The White Sox put together. It won't be rain tomorrow,just Chicago tears.

      August 22, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  16. The Witty One

    Top of the morning! Just popping in to say hi before I have to go actually earn my keep around this place :)

    August 22, 2011 at 10:10 am |
    • RichardHead@TWO

      Morning,Did ya make it thru the weekend without bodily injury?

      August 22, 2011 at 10:13 am |
      • The Witty One@RH

        Sort of :) I got caught in a couple of sand traps on Sunday and hitting out of the sand seemed to aggravate the injured hand. It was totally worth it though!

        August 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  17. Queen of Everything

    A 7th person has died as a result of injuries sustained in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair on August 13th.

    August 22, 2011 at 10:03 am |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      Saw that early this morning..My condolences to all the family. Thing 1 & 2 could have built that lighting stage better than these supposed engineers IMHO !

      August 22, 2011 at 10:08 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Richard

        Yeah, they can build a pretty mean LEGO tower.

        August 22, 2011 at 10:20 am |
      • Truth@Queen

        Couch-cushion forts and lego towers are sadly underappreciated, imho...

        August 22, 2011 at 10:22 am |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        We make our forts using the dining room table and sheets. This allows all of us to enjoy the fort experience together.

        August 22, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  18. JBJingles_from Madison, WI

    Good Monday morning chums! Quick hello before I go down to meetings. Hotel room coffee is waaaaay overrated!

    August 22, 2011 at 9:32 am |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Morning, Did you wake up with The King or a cheesehead? HA!!

      August 22, 2011 at 9:37 am |
      • JBJingles_from Madison, WI@RH

        I assure you that I woke up quite alone this morning...hubs and the ode are holding down the fort this week.

        August 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  19. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Morning, all! First day of school down here and of course there are those wackos who didn't get that particular memo and decided to speed through the school zones. They quickly got their butts busted by the cops.

    Speaking of which, I start another semester of college courses today as well, but those are in the evening...

    What is everyone up to this fine day?

    August 22, 2011 at 9:18 am |
    • AleeD@DJCPJK&CSG

      Trying to "choke down" Monday – like King. HA!

      August 22, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      As far as Mondays go, so far so good. What are you studying?

      August 22, 2011 at 9:56 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Jerv

        I'm just trying to knock out all these gen. ed. courses so I can get my AA. Unfortunately, with an influx of recent HS grads, the classes I need filled up quick, so I'm going to try to knock out some elective credits this semester...

        August 22, 2011 at 10:39 am |
      • AleeD@DJCPJK&CSG & Jerv

        What electives are you taking?

        Soooo many jokes come to mind .... but I'll wait .... ;)

        August 22, 2011 at 10:42 am |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@AleeD

        Get that gutterbrain on a leash! =P

        I got 2 of them out of 3 current courses I'm signed up for: Strings Technique (Note: Guitar Technique), and Jazz Ensemble.

        August 22, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • AleeD@DJCPJK&CSG

        Hey! It's not ALWAYS in the gutter .... it's just that your odds are pretty good. ;)

        However I was thinking along the lines of
        – Underwater Basket Weaving
        – Javelin Catching At 100 Yards (pre-requisite to Javelin Catching At 50 Yards)
        – How To to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

        August 22, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  20. Queen of Everything

    Good morning all! There are times when I absolutely hate working on a college campus. The first day of classes would be one of those times. If the number of people who can't figure out how to swipe their parking pass to get into the garage is directly proportional to the success of our country then we are screwed...and not in a good way.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • Jerv@Q

      Oh gods I know the feeling. I understand being in a new environment but lets not lose any and all common sense.

      August 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Jerv

        I don't think they had much common sense to begin with.

        August 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  21. MT Miner

    Morning all, looks like another beautiful week in Big Sky country.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:02 am |
    • Jerv@MTM

      Morning. Yeah, nice weather here too in VA. We have a level one hurricane that will hit this weekend bringing some much needed rain.

      August 22, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  22. JainaJade

    Good morning all! I have some tomato bread for the group, made from the few tomatoes that survived my brown thumb :-)
    Also new recipe up on the blog for anyone interesting: – a delicious herbal tuna salad

    August 22, 2011 at 8:56 am |
    • Jerv@JJ

      Morning JJ. I never heard of tomato bread. Think I'll google that. Have a good weekend?

      August 22, 2011 at 9:08 am |
      • JainaJade

        it was a good weekend, did a small hike and got some much needed cleaning done :-) I got the recipe from my bread machine book, or at least the base recipe.
        What about you?

        August 22, 2011 at 10:00 am |
      • Jerv@JJ

        Cooking and cleaning was my weekend. I saw an advertisement for a California Whopper. Made my version of it at home. Also gave momma dog a trim. What kind of bread maker do you have? I think you may have posted something about that before.

        August 22, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • JainaJade@Jerv

        I have the Panasonic SD-YD250 and I love it :-)

        August 22, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  23. Jerv- -Hopefully this link will post.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:28 am |
    • AleeD@Jerv

      ROFLMAO!!! That was awesome! Schooled and a half!
      I wonder if they set that up or was it really off the cuff?

      August 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
      • Jerv@AleeD

        LOL! If it wasn't planned even better.

        August 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  24. Truth

    Good morning all...Glad you had a laugh about that. I saw it on the Denver comPost news site and thought it was pretty good. Surprised the twins let it stand...

    August 22, 2011 at 8:28 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Good Morning Bro. Excellent choice yesterday. Well,the Boys looked in preseason form last night,dropped balls,fumbles etc. How was the weekend?

      August 22, 2011 at 8:32 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Weekend here was good. Broncos won on Saturday night, and the 'Boys were all but done by the time we got home last night. Good to see football back in action, as I do not see basketball happening anytime soon.

        August 22, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  25. AleeD back from vacation

    Morning all. How's tings in the Klatsch today? I see the King is getting his freak on.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:16 am |
    • Jerv@AleeD

      Morning. Did you manage to get that ceiling finished?

      August 22, 2011 at 8:17 am |
    • AleeD@Jerv

      Third time was the charm and Devin is THE (handy) MAN! The ceiling was finished Sat and needs 48 hours minimum to dry. So we paint next weekend! Wa-fokking-hoo!

      August 22, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  26. RichardHead

    Morning Lil' Buddy,,,How was the weekend? Check out Truth's contribution to the Burger King thread yesterday, I am still laughing.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:23 am |
    • RichardHead

      Suppose to be for Jerv, My BaaaaaaaaaaD.

      August 22, 2011 at 7:24 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      A royal blowjob! Hahahaha! Too funny!

      August 22, 2011 at 7:35 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Gosh, I think we have corrupted Truth.. Hahahahaha.

        August 22, 2011 at 7:40 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        I know, right!? Wendy will get a kick out of his post.

        August 22, 2011 at 7:45 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        I had to look twice....thought it was SirB for a minute. :)))))

        August 22, 2011 at 7:47 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        LMAO! In the bed doing the deed or tied up on the floor?

        August 22, 2011 at 8:16 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        ^ WIN !!

        August 22, 2011 at 8:18 am |
    • wendy

      i'm going to make it a point to go to starbucks and log on so i can see it as its blocked here at work. :)

      August 22, 2011 at 11:00 am |
  27. RichardHead

    Good Morning..or is it? First day of school here in Texas and parents are scrambling to pry the video game controller's out of their pudgy kids hands. Wake up Lil' Johnny and roll your fat azz out of bed.....Your new parents for a year are waiting on you with anticipation to actually teach you something. Coffee is on !

    August 22, 2011 at 6:51 am |
    • Jerv

      Morning RicH and everyone! The chick in that video clip must be on meth or something. Yup, schools back in which means more traffic. I can't imagine graduating from college and trying to find a job in this economy. It's too damn early to be getting political on a food blog.

      August 22, 2011 at 7:19 am |
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