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August 23rd, 2011
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  1. IHEG

    I keep casting the line and no bites :(

    August 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  2. IHEG

    Jeann cracks me up

    August 23, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  3. Breaking News!

    Standard & Poors has just downgraded the east coast earthquake to "just kind of a big rumble"...

    You may now return to your regularly scheduled eatocracy...

    August 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Aw man. I had money on that.

      August 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • The Witty One@Breaking News!

      You are totally not me!

      Funny though :)

      August 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
      • MicheleG

        it's RH

        August 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  4. wendy

    i have a new appetizer for everyone to try!! i went to a gathering at a fancy schmancy country club a while back and had something scrumptious! after demanding (actually i just smiled a whole lot & tossed the blonde hair while blinking the blue eyes...) that the caterer come out and talk to me i got the info!

    do this: get some pistachios, crack the nuts (dont eat them all!!), and chop the nut meat up. you'll want to have about 3/4 c to a c chopped nuts. i have one of those choppers, works perfect! get some goat cheese. a small block will do. let it warm up. add the cheese to the pistachios and mix it all up into a soft paste. then you take red grapes, and roll them in the paste to coat them so they look like white/green balls. chill for a few hours, and MUNCH! manna from heaven i tell you!!!

    August 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
    • The Witty One@wendy

      Holy crap that sounds good...

      August 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
      • wendy@two

        they are SO good! especially a bottle of crisp white wine. :)

        August 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  5. AleeD@All

    Wow! I've gotten quite an education today: earthquakes, Mega-Towers and bourbon. Cool. I'm off to check into getting a new gasket for my truck bed's hard cover. Nite all!

    August 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  6. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    Okay all, a Mega-Block tower building challenge has been issued and I must respond. Thing 1 is going down! Stay upright! Toodles!

    August 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • AleeD@QOE

      Wait! I don't have children! What are you saying?

      August 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
      • Truth@AleeD, Queen

        Thing 1 (QOE's Oldest son) has challenged Mom to see who could build the biggest tower out of blocks. Fun will be had and memories to be cherished for years.

        August 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
      • AleeD@Truth & QOE

        Oh. Thank you. A mom who actually plays with her children. What a fun mom!

        August 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
  7. JainaJade

    I have two spent two earthquakes in a stair well. The good: if the building goes down higher chance of surviving The bad: when the building is swaying it's very hard to remain upright.
    got home with little issue, boy works two miles east of my office and even though he left 20min before me he still isn't home. Location Location Location

    August 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
  8. The Witty One

    And now the extra crappy DC traffic starts early....thank's mother nature!

    @Kat – Glad to hear everyone is ok!

    August 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • JainaJade@TWO

      Looks like I got on/off all the fun roads before all the fun hit, so I am home while the boy is still stuck in traffic :-)

      August 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        I'm contemplating whether or not to stay at work later to avoid all of it...Probably not :)

        August 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  9. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    My brother is working in Buffalo this week and my mother called his to see if he was okay (in her mind, Buffalo and VA are apparently thisclose). Anyhoo, his reply was "Why, are we being invaded by Canada?"

    August 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  10. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    Good golly, I leave for a bit and everyone starts having earthquakes! I'm sure Indiana will be the next to go on the rollercoaster.

    August 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  11. Truth

    Since we are on a musical bent here...

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHuxpa4h48&w=640&h=390]

    August 23, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  12. Kat Kinsman

    Pic above seems kind of appropriate now, huh? We're fine. I felt it, but Sarah somehow missed the whole thing!

    August 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      You could feel it in New York? (Or are you elsewhere and I'll feel stupid for not knowing this?)

      August 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • Mildred

        I felt it in Albany, which is a couple of hours north of NYC.

        August 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
    • RichardHead

      She was eating her Capt Crunch cereal,so no worries.

      August 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Kat

      Yeah, we got word from an associate of ours up in Pennsylvania. They didn't really notice anything until they went to the water cooler where everyone was talking about it.

      August 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  13. Truth

    Just talked to my sister and she felt part of the quake even up in her neck of the woods, in Patterson, NY.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  14. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    I AM FUNNY!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81VPZ9_r2PE&w=640&h=390]

    August 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • AleeD@DJCP

      Why yes, yes you are.

      August 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
      • Truth@AleeD, DJCP

        Aren't you a little young to be building your own homemade seismograph?

        August 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
    • The Witty One@DJCP

      Well played sir!

      August 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  15. JBJingles

    Greetings from the 97th annual International Association of Industrial Accidents and Boards conference. Don't be too jealous.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      I'm not jealous 'cuz I just cut the cheese. :)))

      August 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  16. The Witty One@Kat & SLT

    You both doing ok after the quake? I read they evacuated part of New York?!?

    August 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  17. wendy

    holey smokes! i havent heard of an earthquake up north there in years.. last time i remember one was when i was in grade school in Akron, OH and we had to climb under our desks while the world shook. hope everyone is OK! didnt feel anything here fr the one in Colorado. stay safe everyone!!

    August 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  18. MicheleG

    Magnitude
    5.9
    Date-Time
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:51:03 UTC
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 01:51:03 PM at epicenter
    Location
    37.975°N, 77.969°W
    Depth
    1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)
    Region
    VIRGINIA
    Distances
    6 km (4 miles) SSE (152°) from Louisa, VA
    6 km (4 miles) SW (236°) from Mineral, VA
    26 km (16 miles) SE (133°) from Gordonsville, VA
    32 km (20 miles) E (79°) from Lake Monticello, VA
    66 km (41 miles) NW (318°) from Richmond, VA
    134 km (83 miles) SW (219°) from Washington, DC

    August 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • MicheleG

      Location Uncertainty
      horizontal +/- 10.9 km (6.8 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)
      Parameters
      NST=390, Nph=390, Dmin=57.9 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 47°,
      M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
      Source
      Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
      Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
      Event ID
      usc0005ild

      August 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
    • MicheleG

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc0005ild.php

      August 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
      • MicheleG

        BTW if you follow the link to the USGS site there is a link there where, if you felt the EQ, you can describe what it felt like to you to the geologists (sloppy sentence structure, sorry). (Inquiring minds want to know......)

        August 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Wow. That's a big one.

      August 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • The Witty One@EG

        THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!

        August 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Haha. Nice.

        August 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  19. RichardHead@Jerv & TWO

    President Obama will be making a statement shortly, Then ALL HELL WILL BREAK LOOSE. It's the End of Days...Hahahaha!

    August 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
    • The Witty One@RH

      Here is his statement. "We just had an earthquake. Now leave me alone."

      August 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  20. The Witty One

    We just totally had an earthquake!

    August 23, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
    • The Witty One

      Or at least our building was shaking quite a bit.

      August 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
      • Jerv@2

        So did we dude! Holy crap!

        August 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
      • The Witty One

        It was a 5.8

        August 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
      • Truth@TWO.0

        Here's what really happened:

        http://www.theonion.com/articles/planet-earth-doesnt-know-how-to-make-it-any-cleare,20639/

        August 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • Jerv@2 and Truth

        5.8? That's a pretty strong quake. I'm looking out the window and I haven't seen this many people flooding out of offices in Richmond, ever. If the buildings start crumbling down, how do you out run that? Truth, something to think about, though. One way or another, mother nature will balance things back out.

        August 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
      • MicheleG

        USGS says 5.9 a really big one for your neck of the woods. Film at 6!

        August 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Yeah, they just evacuated the pentagon and the capitol. Our office in Bethesda too. I gotta go...i'm going to get the "I made it through the Quake of '11" t-shirt that they are already selling in DC :)

        August 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • AleeD@TWO & Jerv

      Whoa! Is everyone ok?
      It's being reported as a 5.
      And there was one in CO.
      Spooky.

      August 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        I'm good :)

        August 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Maps/US2/37.39.-79.-77.php

        August 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
      • AleeD@TWO

        Good. I'm glad you're ok. That's the same site I went to to find out it was a 5. The down side is I don't have any first-hand knowledge as to what a level 5 quake means. I've experienced hurricanes, thunderstorms (sometimes worse than hurricanes) and the like. I've never experienced an earthquake.

        August 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        This was my first. Wasn't really anything to write home about. Everything shook for a couple of seconds. That's it.

        August 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
      • AleeD@TWO

        That sucks. Your first one should be special ... oh, we're talking about quakes. My bad – never mind.

        Enjoy your evacuation. LOL

        August 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
      • The Witty One@AleeD

        LOL....I didn't get evacuated. I work at another office :) And I at least wanted to see a fire hydrant explode or something :(

        August 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
    • Mildred

      My office building swayed a bit, so a number of us went outside, but it was not an official evacuation. (Albany, NY)

      August 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  21. Jerv@I like this song.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDh1x38osHs&w=640&h=390]

    August 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  22. wendy - attendance report

    attendance update: i will be out of the office this thurs and fri. i have a funeral to go to thursday, and i am volunteering on friday. wanted to give the QOE a heads up so she doesnt dock me points. :)

    August 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • Jerv@wendy

      We'll keep an eye out for you and keep your chin up.

      August 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
    • AleeD@wendy

      Positive thoughts and many e-hugs to you and the family of your friend's friend.

      August 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
    • RichardHead@Wendy

      Salute for Truth and myself Please.Take care.

      August 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  23. Evil Grin

    Hello my friends. The wine tours went nicely. I brought some Merlot and Pinot Noir as promised, but also a nice chocolate dessert wine, and a couple of others. Feel free to enjoy them. The souvenir glasses are a nice addition to my collection as well.

    I decided an extra vacation day was in order yesterday as well.

    Anything exciting happen I should know about?

    August 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
    • IHEG@EG

      Sounds like you had a great time, I am glad :) you were missed yesterday.

      August 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        I was missed? Did you need me to make an impromptu speech to an insensitive poster? :)

        August 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
      • IHEG@EG

        No, I just missed my daily does of EG and as a minion in training want to get all the exposure possible before the "final Test" whenever that may be,....oh and because I wanted to hear if any of the minions acted up :)

        August 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • AleeD@Evil Grin, Deliverer of Fine Merlot

      Thank you Mr. Grin! That was mighty thoughee of you! What do I owe you? A free round trip thru the dungeon of delights perhaps?

      Or would you prefer cash? :D

      August 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        It's a gift. No debt owed.

        August 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
      • AleeD@Evil Grin

        You may have an evil grin, but you also have a heart of gold. Thank you! ))))HUGS((((

        August 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  24. Queen of Everything from the Castle

    I'm back! Arts and crafts time is over and our masterpieces are drying on the buffet. Now on to lunch! On the menu today is mini meatball subs, mandarin orange slices and apple juice or milk. Get your order in now, people!

    August 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      I'll take 2 Subs please,but only if they were made with your patented palm rolling technique.

      August 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Haha! I'm in too.

        August 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
      • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Richard and Jerv

        I would never serve balls rolled by anyone else. :)

        August 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  25. AleeD@Truth

    From the little bit I've read it seems that your "so much glitter" lady's name is Tania Gunadi.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1040208/#Actress

    August 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
    • Truth

      She's actually been in a lot of things.
      One inconsistency though...Fractions are not taught in second grade normally. Fractions are an abstract concept and second graders are still at a very concrete level. Were she my teacher though, I probably would not have minded calculus...;D

      August 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  26. Jim McMahon@Truth & Chicago Lady

    Who drank all the coffee? I'm a little tired as I've been doing the Super Bowl Shuffle in hopes of erasing last nights terrible game. To be honest,I started crying after the kickoff and I'm not making excuses but,
    1. Coach Lovie Smith....I ain't feeling NO Love on this team.
    2. Jay Cutler...Where did they get this LOSER? Probably from Denver. Good move Broncos.
    3. Marion " I need a " Barber. LOSER. Dallas Cowboy ex. cut for good reason.
    3. Roy " I need more practice " Williams. No wonder Dallas cut this guy–he had three years of practice with them and still drops the ball–LOSER.
    This team SUCKS worse than The CUBS. If you see your Brother Richard Head,He owes you $ 5.00 and a case of beer.

    August 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • RichardHead

      Can I have your autograph Mr. McMahon,if you still remember how to write? I will put it next to my Mike Ditka one,the second BEST Coach behind The Great Tom Landry.

      August 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm |
  27. Mildred

    @jerv – yeah, the fiance lost his job just over a month ago.

    August 23, 2011 at 11:50 am |
    • Jerv@Mil

      I was just wondering how the job hunt has been going?

      August 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  28. MicheleG

    Howdy, boys and girls! I see we are still going up side down around here. But it's a topsy turvy world anyway, why should we be different? Cheerios!

    August 23, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  29. wendy

    good morning~ fresh cut cantaloupe and watermelon for breakfast today. dig in!

    August 23, 2011 at 11:21 am |
    • MT Miner

      Morning! I will add in some fresh peaches for the mid morning snack, have 2 cases just off the truck from WA 24 hours ago.

      August 23, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  30. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning klatsch! How is everyo–

    ...CRESCENT ROLLS AND BROWN SUGAR OATMEAL?!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqL6T8YHRs&w=640&h=390]

    August 23, 2011 at 10:24 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      WTH? LOL!

      August 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  31. The Witty One

    Top of the morning all!

    August 23, 2011 at 10:17 am |
    • JainaJade@TWO

      so do you have your canoe ready for the "great flood" that is apparently heading our way?

      August 23, 2011 at 10:44 am |
      • The Witty One@JJ

        Nope. I really need to check the news....

        August 23, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • AleeD@TWO

        Nah, it's too (TWO?) depressing.
        All the news & weather that's fit to post! Right here in the Klatsch!

        August 23, 2011 at 10:56 am |
  32. Chicago Lady

    Good Morning everybody! I hope those that need rain get rain. I have my umbrella today so its all good. Bring it Mother Nature.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:07 am |
    • Truth@Chi-Town Lady

      Good morning M'am, and a well played game last night. My apologies for the NY beatdown. I think they should have downplayed it some. It is still preseason. Take it easy guys.

      August 23, 2011 at 10:11 am |
      • Chicago Lady

        Earthquake near you? Did it wake you?

        August 23, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • Truth@Chi-Town Lady

        The quake hit way in the south part of the state. Did not feel anything in Denver, though all of the news channels are making a huge deal out of it. Apparently was strong enough to knock things off of shelves though.

        August 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
  33. MT Miner

    Morning all, cheddar brats and french toast for breakfast, dig in.

    August 23, 2011 at 10:06 am |
    • AleeD@MTMiner

      That sounds like something we were talking about earlier: having brats, uh, I mean children. HA!
      How's things in the mountains, Mountain Man?

      August 23, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • MT Miner

        Things are busy, that is for sure. Wilfire season has begun, have 3 good ones going right now, one west of here that is smoking in the valley. otherwise, I am preparing myself for the best time of the year, Fall, archery season for elk, deer, and bear starts in less than 2 weeks!

        August 23, 2011 at 11:06 am |
  34. Mildred

    Good morning all. I'll share my tea from Wales this morning. :)

    August 23, 2011 at 9:07 am |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Hello Mil. Did you mention one time that your significant other lost his job?

      August 23, 2011 at 9:11 am |
  35. Queen of Everything from the Castle@All

    Good morning all! The boys and I sitting down to breakfast. I've got maple brown sugar oatmeal if anyone is interested.

    August 23, 2011 at 8:58 am |
    • Truth@Queen

      Sounds good...So what is on the agenda for the day?

      August 23, 2011 at 9:04 am |
      • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Truth

        After I get a little more energy, we're going to make a run to WallyWorld to get some arts and crafts supplies. Specifically, foam animal masks that we can decorate.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:32 am |
      • Truth@Queen

        Well, don't forget pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape (that sticks) and glitter, so much glitter...

        August 23, 2011 at 9:44 am |
      • Jerv@Q and all

        Sounds like a whole lot of fun! Gonna go get some word done now. Imagine that?

        August 23, 2011 at 9:47 am |
      • AleeD@Truth

        You really like the Target teacher, don't you? :D

        August 23, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  36. Truth

    Good morning all...How is everyone doing today?

    August 23, 2011 at 8:38 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Wonderful weather here in VA and gonna be a busy day. Folks are already freaking out about the hurricane.

      August 23, 2011 at 8:45 am |
      • Truth@Jerv

        I am sure...seems that people use most any reason to freak out. I am sure that your area could use the rain though. Hopefully this season one of these blows through RichHead's hood.

        August 23, 2011 at 8:48 am |
      • Mildred

        @truth is absolutely right. Some people need something to freak about to live, it seems.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:10 am |
      • IHEG@Jerv

        I love mornings like this, its a little chilly- not cold enough for a jacket, but not sweating ur azz off. It just means Fall is around the corner!

        August 23, 2011 at 9:20 am |
      • Jerv@IHEG&Truth

        I second that! Just came back for a walk and a lotto ticket. Not to worry Truth, I do lotto maybe once a month.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:25 am |
      • Truth@Jerv, IHEG

        I concur, that fall is my absolute favorite time of year.
        Best with Lotto...If you hit it (so to speak), don't spend it all in one place....Makes me think of the movie "It Could Happen To You" where Cage tells his partner "Someone called me at 3 in the morning saying that if I didn't give him money, that he would kill himself" and his partner says "Anyone calls me at that hour, I would tell him to do it"...

        August 23, 2011 at 9:29 am |
      • Jerv@IHEG&Truth

        Is the movie "It Could Happen To You" worth a .99 cent rental at Redbox? I think it would be cool to win enough to pay off my house and be debt free for the first time since I was a teenager.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:37 am |
      • IHEG@Jerv

        .99 cents? yeah- It has Nick Cage, Rosie Perez and Bridget Fonda

        August 23, 2011 at 9:40 am |
      • Jerv@IHEG and Truth

        Yeah, they came out with these new fangled kiosks call Redbox and you can rent a movie for a day for only 99 cents. Since it is an older movie I suspect I would most likely find it at the local used video store.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:45 am |
      • IHEG@Jerv

        LOL, I know what Red box is, we have those and Blockbuster Kiosks, but ours are $1.06 a night. I was (poorly) saying was yeah, for .99 cents its totally worth it :)

        August 23, 2011 at 9:48 am |
      • Truth@Jerv

        Actually it is worth the price of owning, if for no otehr reason the scene where Bridget Fonda is in a sports bra...

        August 23, 2011 at 10:08 am |
      • The Witty One@Jerv

        Hurricane?!?!

        August 23, 2011 at 10:15 am |
      • AleeD@TWO

        Yup, Irene. The b!otch is up to 100mph and can't make up her mind if she's going to hit Florida, S.Carolina or head farther up the Eastern Seaboard.

        "Hurricane" is Spanish for "wait 'n' see"

        August 23, 2011 at 10:52 am |
  37. JainaJade

    Good morning! 15 day countdown until my B-Day. Now if I can just get my mom to remind me that as of that date I'll be the oldest unwed woman in my family...EVER. Lovely...
    In better news I have some sourdough biscuits for everyone :-D

    August 23, 2011 at 8:18 am |
    • AleeD@JJ

      Good morning and thanks for the biscuits. Sourdough eh? Interesting. ;) Sorry my math sux this morning. Would that mean your birth date is 9/6? Are you also the happiest person in your family? HA!

      August 23, 2011 at 8:25 am |
      • Matt@AleeD

        Ha! I bet she is the happiest camper in her family.

        August 23, 2011 at 8:43 am |
      • AleeD@Matt

        I wouldn't doubt that for a minute. [:-D

        Are you a newbie here or one of us with a different screen name?

        August 23, 2011 at 8:45 am |
    • JainaJade@AleeD&Matt

      I am rather happy, I was engaged and the best decision I made was to call it off. However my mom sees this as a failure, especially since she "always expected to have grandchildren by this stage in life." I just tell her she does have grandkids, they just happen to have 4-legs and wet noses :-)
      My special date is the 7th, and if I remember correctly I'm followed closely by two other Virgos
      I got the recipe from Miss Paula Deen, and subbed out the lard for smart balance spread so that I have a chance to reach my birthday.

      August 23, 2011 at 9:09 am |
      • AleeD@JJ&Matt

        Expectations of mothers can be such a ..... mother. ;) I feel ya there.

        Got you logged in on 9/7, fellow Virgo! Rich is the only other one of us I know about. He's going to be almost to retirement age this year! <=]

        I think Matt is Jerv.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:18 am |
      • Jerv@AleeD and JJ

        Yeah, the pressure that families can put on you to comply with their wishes can be unbearable. I just got to the point where I would tell folks to eff off and mind their own business. Yup just like that and better off for it. Now, who is this guy named Matt?

        August 23, 2011 at 9:23 am |
      • IHEG@JJ

        Groan, I hear ya about the Grandchildren thing, the hub's parents are relentless. Is it so wrong that I enjoy my Martinis and Sleeping in? It'll Happen when we are ready for it. Jeez

        August 23, 2011 at 9:24 am |
      • AleeD@Jerv & JJ

        Matt is one of us who is playing games ;)
        or
        someone who is unhappily married
        or
        someone who was unhappily married

        August 23, 2011 at 9:26 am |
      • AleeD@Jerv, JJ & IHEG

        Any time I hear my maternal unit use the phrase "I expect ...", grrrrr. Late in life, I learned to ignore her expectations and do what I know is right for me. I wasn't put on this Earth to live up to her expectations. Just wish I had realized that sooner. ;)

        /end rant/

        August 23, 2011 at 9:47 am |
      • IHEG@AleeD

        My personal favorite is "it better be a boy! I already have enough grand daughters!" UM EXCUSE ME???? I told the hubs straight up if when we do finally call to say we are expecting and she says that to me I am hanging up the phone on her.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:51 am |
      • AleeD@IHEG

        It's a shame they can't cut the cord and realize it's not their life anymore. They had their chance. Time to suck it up and move on. I'm sorry she's being so unreasonable and demanding to you. If she does ever pull that kind of crap, I'll stand behind your phone disconnect 100%.

        August 23, 2011 at 9:58 am |
      • IHEG@AleeD

        Thankfully the hubs agrees too. She also insisted the only proper way to get married was in a church with a priest (and she wanted to meet him before the wedding to make sure he liked him) and went ON and ON, until I looked her dead in the eye and said "Tell me again, about the time you and hub's dad got married on the steps of city hall?" and she shut up real quick and didn't speak to me for a week lol

        August 23, 2011 at 10:12 am |
      • JainaJade@AleeD&IHEG

        Luckily my mom doesn't care so much about the wedding, in fact she encourages elopement since that means there is no risk of her needing to spend ANY money. My boyfriend has basically learned that once I hang up with my mom it's best to just hand me a puppy (or chocolate) and walk away.

        August 23, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  38. AleeD

    Good morning and Happy Tuesday everybodeee! I used to live on those Taco Bell taco salads. It's how I learned that salsa is a great dressing.

    Coffee's brewing. There are crescent rolls & strawberry preserves for all. Enjoy!

    August 23, 2011 at 7:25 am |
    • Jerv@AleeD

      Morning AleeD and everyone. Crescent rolls and strawberry preserves sounds great! On the way to work I heard a radio commercial for "snot green kleenexes." No lie.

      August 23, 2011 at 7:35 am |
      • Ms. Grammar

        eww

        August 23, 2011 at 10:53 am |
    • AleeD@Jerv

      What was the selling point? So you can't tell when it's been used? Recycle it!
      Now that's SOME kind of green living. Ewww! LOL!

      August 23, 2011 at 7:37 am |
      • Jerv@AleeD

        Haha! It had something to do with a little kid battling the "snotter monster" or something like that. Really bizaare commercial.

        August 23, 2011 at 7:42 am |
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