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December 20th, 2011
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  1. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™_PSA

    All single, live alone, parental units should be required to return calls within 12 hours!! I hope she is out at a casino having fun....but I'm ready to put a Lojack on her!!

    December 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  2. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Breaking News

    You could say this 'Justin', Bieber never believed in Santa. You may continue with your day.

    December 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Reply
  3. Sir Biddle

    This was my morning activity of enjoyment. The lady quoted in the article about landed in MY lap.

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Piece-of-Metro-Train-Falls-Onto-Tracks-135922193.html

    December 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Reply
    • AleeD@Sir Bid

      As if there isn't already enough excitement during the holidays. How did she almost end up in your lap? Did you get pushed away? ~_~

      Seriously, I'm glad no one was hurt.

      December 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Sir Biddle

      The people one the left side of the car where the piece fell off and sparked the third rail all jumped up and started screaming and hollering. You woul dhave thought we carrened off the side of a cliff. Whiel it was a surprise, it was quickly noticable that nothign else was goign to happen and we were in no immediate danger of fire or harm.

      People react differently to different situations, but this one was a bit entertaining with the urban crowd that was involved and the comments. "Git me off the Mother F****** train RIGHT now" "Oh Jesus, not yet, I'm not ready or you yet." "Are we on fire, are we on fire" "Why the hell is he not stopping this damn train!??!?!"

      Oh city life. Gotta love it.

      December 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  4. Sir Biddle

    What up Crew!

    We do the presents one at a time which can be interesting without little kids involved. I figure it just provides more reason to be sipping on something so by the time its all over I'm usually comfortably numb.

    Yahoo!. Shopping. shopping. shopping!

    December 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  5. AleeD@Fun Question of the Day

    Does your family unwrap all the Christmas gifts at once or do you do one gift at a time? We do one at a time.

    December 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Reply
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Fun Question of the Day

      The kids go first and it's a free for all with them, then the adults. Pure mayhem! :)

      December 20, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@Fun Question of the Day

      We used to open one present each Christmas eve and then the day of Christmas it was every kid and adult for themselves.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Reply
    • MicheleG™

      On Christmas morning (usually too early for my taste....) we'd hand out each gift more or less one at a time. Starting with the smallest package for each person then ending up with the biggest for last.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Queen of Everything™@Fun QOD

      We open our gifts one person at a time staring with the youngest. When I was little we opened all our presents on Christmas Day but hubs and I buy Christmas PJs for the boys every year and we let them unwrap their PJs on Christmas Eve.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Reply
    • AleeD@FQOD Responders

      I forgot all about the Christmas Eve tradition. My family didn't do that, but my bil's family is all about it. When they were little, it gave the kids all day Christmas day to play with everything. Kind of a cool way to look at things.

      Looks like Sir Biddle is getting punch-drunk on shopping. Someone throw him a thermos full of Scotch!

      December 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Reply
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD & All

        I forgot about Christmas Eve! We used to get one present (a toy) to open on the eve. One year when my kids were little and we were at moms, we were to each open 1 present, but it got out of hand and pretty soon we had opened every last one of them! Fun memories....

        December 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Reply
  6. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    HO-HO-HO everyone! 2 days to go, then 6 glorious days off, well 4 anyway, 2 will be air travel days...

    Hard to believe this was just 2 years ago...now there is one more little girl, poor Brenden!

    http://tinypic.com/r/2cwmxj/5

    December 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • MicheleG™

      Beautiful photo!

      December 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@JBJ

      Wonderful photo!

      December 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@MicheleG & Jerv

      Thanks! Although this time we will be in 27 degrees instead of 87...brrrrr.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Reply
  7. The Witty One™@JJ

    OMG...you work in Tysons, right? Have you had Neisha's? neisha.net for the website. I had the Panang curry tofu. Freaking awesome!

    December 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Reply
    • JainaJade@TWO

      I have and they use to by my favorite Thai in Tysons however the best few times service was horrible so I've been going to Basura Thai instead. As a bonus Basura also has a Tyson's location.
      For Thai in Herndon Sila Thai is pretty awesome, better than the one in the clock tower shopping center IMO.

      December 21, 2011 at 9:34 am | Reply
      • The Witty One™@JJ

        I'll have to give that one a shot. I usually go to the one in clocktower since it's right near the office but i'll push for the other one next time :)

        December 21, 2011 at 9:38 am | Reply
      • JainaJade@TWO

        I am a huge Thai fan and the only thing that keeps me from eating it all day every day is the boy's hard core peanut allergy. Another good one is Sakontra over by the Fairfax Gov't Center, same shopping center as Costco. Another great one is Thai Basil in Chantilly, on 50 just west of 28. They were featured on Food Network for their Pad Thai but I prefer their basil sauce dishes, A-MAZ-ING!

        December 21, 2011 at 10:21 am | Reply
  8. Jerv@JJ Have you seen Jedi Squirrels yet?

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zPSSLJaXd4&w=640&h=390]

    December 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  9. Phoenix

    Just sent Truth out the door with his leftover sandwich and a special note in his lunch he'll find when he opens it later. Its been a great couple of days spending time with him and I'll miss him a lot. Thanks a bunch to all of you regulars who make his life a better place every day!!!

    December 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead

      Merry Christmas Ms.P from CSS..:))) and Thank You.

      December 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Reply
      • Phoenix

        Your $1.20 is in the mail, CSS, thank you for your service ! :-)

        December 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  10. MicheleG™

    Gooooooooood morning and pending Merry CHRISTMAS to all!

    December 20, 2011 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • MicheleG™

      I'm on a tiny campaign to bring back Christmas to Christmas. I am tired of pandering to those who would disembowel American traditions. It's Christmas, CHRISTMAS! not just the "Season" or a "Holiday," or whatever other watered down word is in vogue.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:57 am | Reply
      • Jerv@MicG

        I'm with you on that!

        December 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@MicG & Jerv

        I wouldn't mind that either. I've been saying "Happy Holidays" to people since I was a cashier putting myself thru school. It could take a few seasons to change the habit.

        December 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Reply
      • MicheleG™

        thanks you-all! (((HUGS!)))

        December 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • JainaJade

        I say Merry Christmas to people who say it to me however I say Happy Holidays to people when initiating the greeting because I don't celebrate Christmas and feel strange saying it "out of the blue". I once wished someone a Happy Chrismukkah and the results ensured that was a one time only thing.

        December 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Reply
      • MicheleG™

        We all have to stay within our own, personal "comfort zone." I am triple A American of Scottish lineage and I will CHRISTMAS up this particular day and time every chance I get. We gave up "Easter" and its commemoration of the Resurrection decades ago ("spring break" these days) and now the cross hairs are on Christmas.

        American traditions, philosophies, and generally the total way of life (mine!) is despised around the globe, and I am going to push back though I know I am only ONE person and will have limited effect.

        Nevertheless...... OK, I 'm off my soapbox ...(sigh)

        December 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  11. Queen of Everything™@Public Service Announcement

    Do not pull other peoples' pants down. It's rude and disrespectful.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • Jerv@Q

      Haha! Sounds like RicH is playing pranks again.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:11 am | Reply
    • Richard Simmons

      I can Moon Walk with my shorts around my ankles.

      December 20, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
      • MicheleG™

        the visual makes me want to ask for the bleach...............

        December 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • AleeD@QOE's PSA

      What about pulling them up?

      December 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  12. This Just In

    This just in. "Kim Kardashian wears a sleek tuxedo for her family's black tie Christmas card." That is all.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply
  13. Queen of Everything™@All

    Good morning all!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@Queen

      Bah, Humbug. :))

      December 20, 2011 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • The Witty One™@QOE

      What's shakin?

      December 20, 2011 at 9:45 am | Reply
      • Queen of Everything™@TWO

        Thanks to good foundation garments, nothing at all.

        December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply
      • The Witty One™@QOE

        Fantastic!

        December 20, 2011 at 10:25 am | Reply
  14. The Witty One™

    Top of the morning everyone!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@TWO

      Howdy Doooooo, Mr. Two. You doing ok. this morning?

      December 20, 2011 at 9:37 am | Reply
      • The Witty One™@RH

        I am doing better than ok. I'm doing fantastic! I'm feeling particularly blessed this holiday season. What did you get WD for christmas?

        December 20, 2011 at 9:43 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@TWO

        I found her The Complete Rin Tin Tin collection on DVD. I Love the Internets. Get ready for some snow headed your way.

        December 20, 2011 at 9:48 am | Reply
      • The Witty One™@RH

        If it snows, I am going to hibernate at my place until it all melts. People here are stooopid when it comes to driving in the snow. Plus my fancy german car sucks in the snow :)

        December 20, 2011 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • JainaJade@TWO

        who you callin' stoopid???

        December 20, 2011 at 11:37 am | Reply
      • AleeD@TWO, RH & JJ

        I feel the same way about doomahsses who act like they don't know how to drive in the rain in Florida. It's rain people! It's not like you don't get any where you live!

        end rant.

        December 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Reply
      • The Witty One™@JJ

        Klatschers are automatically excluded from any sweeping generalization that I may make.

        December 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Reply
      • AleeD@TWO

        Well that's no fun. HA!

        December 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  15. Truth@All

    Ok folks, I am out to go do some drywalling, and some communing with the family, whom I am VERY blessed to have in my life. MANY thanks and MUCH love to all the regs here. Need to hit the cafe, highway and LGA today, so I will not be around. Much love to all. I care for you all much more than you know. Be well!

    December 20, 2011 at 8:55 am | Reply
  16. RichardHead@Truth

    BTW-Forgot to say...Don't get plastered in the garage this morning..HA!! These jokes are worse then some of Queenies.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:45 am | Reply
  17. Truth@All

    And for the record, I have to say that I am blesses with one of the best siblings the world could ever offer. That woman is like a huge human hug/safety net...Truly one of the finest people I have ever had the priviledge of knowing.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • Phoenix

      *blushing*. Back at ya, bb.

      December 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  18. AleeD®

    Good morning. How's everyone on this fabulous Tuesday?

    Truth what's going on? Sounds like someone mightily disappointed you.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:02 am | Reply
    • Truth@AleeD

      You could definitely say that...

      December 20, 2011 at 8:20 am | Reply
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Truth

        Do I need to break out the hardcore, not-for-pleasure hardware?

        December 20, 2011 at 8:29 am | Reply
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Truth

        Do I need to break out the hardc0re, not-for-ple@sure hardware?

        December 20, 2011 at 8:30 am | Reply
      • Truth@Our Beloved Thread Dominatrix

        No, but many thanks my darlin'...:)
        I think I need to go watch out for Zuzu's petals...

        December 20, 2011 at 8:37 am | Reply
      • AleeD@Truth

        Indicating a second chance for someone?
        ))))))HUGS((((((

        December 20, 2011 at 8:47 am | Reply
    • RichardHead@AleeD

      Morning Sista'....Please don't tell me I'll be running in rain the next two days?

      December 20, 2011 at 8:21 am | Reply
      • AleeD, Weather Biotch@RH

        You won't if you're heading down to PCF. We don't have rain in the 'cast 'til the weekend – and that's only 20-30%.

        December 20, 2011 at 8:32 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        Thank You, WD expects me to hold the umbrella while she finds her favorite spots.

        December 20, 2011 at 8:41 am | Reply
      • AleeD@Rich & WD

        Understandable. Can't have watery things going on top & bottom. That's just too confusing.

        December 20, 2011 at 8:51 am | Reply
  19. Truth

    Cute video today. Looks/Sounds a lot like Gene Wilder in his "Willie Wonka" era.

    And to Kat: We could not get into Hearth, but have you ever tried the baked eggs at Cafe Ronda, near Central Park West? Frreakin UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A blend of eggs with parmesean, mozzerala and fontina cheese. Absofreakingloutly unbelievable!

    December 20, 2011 at 8:01 am | Reply
  20. Jerv

    I bet deep fried Nutter Butters are awesome.

    December 20, 2011 at 7:55 am | Reply
    • Circus Clown

      Great idea! Coming soon to a State Fair near you!

      December 20, 2011 at 7:56 am | Reply
  21. Truth

    Good morning all!
    How is everyone doing today?

    December 20, 2011 at 7:19 am | Reply
    • RichardHead

      Good Morning Bro...Your up and at 'em early today. Coffee,Tea and chocolate are ready for everyone. Looks like Big Ben got "clocked" In SF last night. That should help Denver with the playoff run. Light rain in Mobile this morning.

      December 20, 2011 at 7:32 am | Reply
      • Truth@RichHead

        Did some work online last night after talking to a really good friend for a while. Looking forward to getting back to the office and some sense of normalcy.

        Drive safely Bro!

        December 20, 2011 at 7:38 am | Reply
    • Jerv@NFL Nosepickers

      Morning fellows. Hope you had a great weekend. I see Greenbays hopes of a perfect season are over. Good game none the less. Week 16 (hopefully I did not look at the wrong schedule .)
      NYG@NYJ
      OAK@KC
      TB@CAR
      PHI@DAL

      December 20, 2011 at 7:42 am | Reply
      • Truth@NFL Nosepicks

        Ok, I will wade infirst.
        Giants.
        Chiefs
        Carolina
        Eagles

        And for what it is worth, the value of friendships is HIGHLY underrated. Many thanks to all. I love you guys!

        December 20, 2011 at 7:56 am | Reply
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Good Morning Lil' Buddy...How was the weekend? Nice picks this week......WD and I are arguing over one of them,sooooo here goes..
        1. NYJ–I wouldn't put it past Ryan to place itching powder into the jocks of the giants. Put a Fork in 'em...they are done.
        2. KC–They are playing at Home and the team has faith in their Interim coach.
        3. Carolina–After kicking the Texans butt,they will do the same to TB.
        4. Dallas Cowgirls...We will show Philly some Brotherly LUV..Texas style.

        December 20, 2011 at 7:57 am | Reply
      • Jerv@NFL Nosepickers

        I'm going with NYJ, OAK, CAR, DAL.

        December 20, 2011 at 10:13 am | Reply

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