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February 15th, 2012
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  1. Truth™

    Ok all, I am out for the day. Enjoy your evening and we'll do this again in the morning.

    February 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  2. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    I'm out, catch ya'll later everyone, have yourselves a wonderful evening and do enjoy. Catch ya'll in the A.M. :-P

    February 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  3. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    I just want to share with ya'll since I wasn't able to post yesterday @_@ I would say the thing that would scar a child the most is my child hood. I was walking to my grandparents house after school one day (mind you I was in the 3rd grade at that time) and when I got there I didn't find them. So I being a child who was still couping with Seperation anxiety at that time go looking for them. It just so happens I walk in on them expressing themselves. T_T That day I learned that what has been seen can't be unseen.

    February 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  4. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ AleeD

    Hmmmm Yummy, that's not what I wanted to think about when I have some cones. T_T

    February 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  5. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    Just out of curiosity, at what time does the Narwhal bacon?

    February 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  6. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ AleeD

    Hmmm, Group raid at cold Stone!!!! ^_^ YAAAYY!!! Me Gusta Cold Stone. Been awhile since my last visit, I'd say roughly a few years. So many memories, ahh good times when things were much simpler.

    February 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • AleeD®@Sirius Lee

      Before you use it to make a sundae, make sure the "sanitized by ___ " label is in place. You just never know how people use that stuff. Last Summer, QOE & wends were using it to ... cool off ... skin-on-stone-style. 0.o

      February 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  7. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ AleeD

    *Walks down to dungeon* Well if I'm going to be down here anyway, might as well as help ya out with the bolts etc; XD

    February 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • AleeD®@Sirius Lee

      You'll have to check out the ColdStone ... unless QOE or wends are cooling off again.

      February 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  8. Milton@ AleeD

    Thank you. *Walks away happily listening to radio at a reasonable volume, playing with stapler*

    February 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  9. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ AleeD

    Yay, Okay then that makes me feel a lot better, and it's also a plus knowing that there is a pole down there. ^_^ It'll help with my pole dancing classes. Yes I recently took it up and yes it was b/c of a now Ex. T_T

    February 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  10. JainaJade@SirB&Jerv&TWO

    what do you think?!? http://www.hushsupperclub(dot)com/

    February 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
    • Jerv@JJ

      " She can fly in for an evening, or a weekend to provide a luxurious 5 course meal for you and your guests. " What an awesome idea. I see you have to contact her for rates. Any idea how much it costs??

      February 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        If you win the Lottery she could be a bargain.................

        February 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
      • JainaJade@Jerv

        the ones in DC are "only" 75 a person which isn't too bad all things considered...

        February 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  11. Truth™


    I did the blackened mahi mahi. Un freakin believable.

    February 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Wow looks good. So jealous.

      February 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  12. MicheleG™

    wow...setting desks on fire, "relieving stress," confiscated staplers, and more stuff than I can count.

    It's getting really rowdy in here today!

    February 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  13. Milton @ Starman

    Excuse me, Excuse me, but I believe you have my stapler. I specifically said no salt in my margarita. *Fixes glasses*

    February 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Milton

      Here's your Swingline ... and here's a fresh margarita, no salt. No, your desk is over here now. We had to move you again – and it's not in the dungeon. Last time I left you down there you tried to set it on fire.

      February 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  14. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ AleeD

    ^_^ and you know I love me some GOOD CHAMPAGNE!!! haha ooh the Dungeon? but aren't there creepy roaches down there and even worse, I think they that squirrely looking guy Milton is down there still.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Starman

      No way. I run a clean, tight ship down there. The ColdStone & the Brass Pole are sanitized regularly. If I can manage to keep Truth from picking the lock every weekend, we keep a fairly comfy Strat-o-lounger down there, too. Purely for recreational purposes tho'. That reminds me ...

      ... someone, I won't say who, was using the be je sus out of the barber chair last nite. So, if anyone needs me I'll be in the dungeon, resetting & tightening up the bolts.

      February 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
      • JainaJade@AleeD

        hey...I was told to that it was a great way to relieve stress so it's really all TWOs fault...

        February 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@JJ & TWO (if he's here)

        That's riiiiight. But last I heard, he was headed to New Joisey to avoid Valentine's Day. Do you think he made a detour?

        February 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
      • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@AleeD

        When can I get my Stone back? I want ice cream...

        February 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  15. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @SirB

    Hmmm rather cut off your own junk with a rusted hacksaw, thus bleeding out with a possible infection from the rust, WOW!!! Okay well if that's the case I would suggest avoiding her like a snail avoids a bird sanctuary.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  16. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    @Truth: Really? Would've never guessed. Knew there was something wrong with her version of a friday. >_>

    February 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  17. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    @ Jerv: Took the words right outta my mind, because that is definetly the type of person to fit the bill. lol
    @ Evil: Welcome back, pleasure to have you with us again Evil, Glad to see your underlings are as crazy as ever. ^_^ don't think the punishment will be too harsh, AleeD only made me fight off a super nova frm trying to devour my star light.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
    • AleeD®, Thread Dom@Starman

      And you wrestled it like it was Champagne, Super Nova. We need to schedule you some time in the dungeon. That will either toughen you up or leave you like Sir Biddle: be gg ing for more. ~_~

      February 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  18. Mildred

    Hello everyone! I hope people had a good night last night.

    My weekly potluck seemed to be in a pasta night.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Do you mean to say that everyone coincidentally brought a pasta dish?

      February 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  19. Journey Marker

    Melissa & Steve learned early in the process that they had the same shyster divorce lawyer. The same lawyer who lost each of them their respective boats in their divorces and somehow turned up with a brand new one for himself. They talked, planned & decided to get together and .... explain to him how wrong this was.

    Pictured here, Melissa & Steve victoriously laugh and raise their cups of coffee in praise as they watched the lawyer's boat
    ................................................................................. sink

    February 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Can you also explain why they are drinking their coffee out of garden pots?

      February 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
      • Journey Marker

        It's the Garden Spot Country Club: Bayside. All the coffee cups look like flower pots. It's part of their schtick.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  20. Evil Grin

    Hahaha! oops. I hit the wrong Klatsch link.

    Here's my post again, in the correct area:

    Sobh Be Kheyr, Chums. Sorry I haven't been around much (again). I hope the poor attendance punishment isn't too severe.

    I'm ready for daylight savings time to roll around again. I can use the longer days.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Sobh Bekheir Iran – صبح بهخیر ایران "

      February 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Wow, you're good.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Thanks ever so much but I can't take too much credit. The internet is SUCH a handy gadget!

        February 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        I certainly think so.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • Truth™@EGrin

      Good to see you. Talk to AleeD about your punishment. I believe she is in charge of such things.

      February 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        The Queen delegated that task?

        Ah well, I suppose if it's AleeD and not her malicious alter ego, I might stand a chance.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
      • AleeD®, Thread Dom@Evil Grin & Truth™

        Since I had such a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday then had to turn around today and apologize for some accidental boneheadedness, your sentence will be surprisingly light, Mr. Grin. Twenty minutes of repetitive Rebecca Black (or is that redundant?) is in order. If I've done my math right, that equates to watching this video approximately 6 times.

        Starting .... now!


        February 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dom

        Kat? Was I bad on my punishment post?

        February 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
      • AleeD®, Thread Dom@Evil Grin & Truth™

        Since I had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday, then had to apologize for a boneheaded, ignorant blunder today, your pu nishment today will be light, Mr. Grin. You will are to s u c c u m b to 20 minutes of Rebecca Black – in voice & video. That means, if my math is right, watching this video approximately 6 times .... starting ..... now!


        February 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Nooooo.... torture, I tell ya.

        February 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • Truth™@EGrin, AleeD

        You do know that Rebecca Black is a liberal stooge, correct?

        February 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
      • AleeD®, Thread Dom@Truth™,Evil Grin

        Seems to me I've heard that somewhere ...

        February 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  21. Sir Biddle@Question of the Day

    How do you folks deal with someone in the office who is a major pain in the azz? Said person is not a threat to me nor sits above me in the org chart, but is what I call dangerously ambitious. A colleague is leaving and said person is circling the area to "just be willing to help with anything that may come up". She has mastered the art of both Polyanna and kill-them-with-kindness. 99% of the time I ignore, but she is still annoying as hell.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
    • Jerv@SirB

      Wow, dangerously ambitious, kindness killer and super optimistic. I'd make her an ally that I keep at arms length and stay out of her way.

      February 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        I agree! Good strategy.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Chances are if you notice she's being an irritating brown-noser, others will too. You may not have to do much. But if you guys both have overlapping work, you could just quietly make sure you get the bulk of the work (or the more complicated projects) done first. Then make sure your boss notices who's hovering around asking for work, and who's actually doing it.

      A mallet to the head works wonders as well.

      February 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@EG, Jerv, MG

        There is no way I am going to make her my ally. Smart enough to not make her and enemy, but I'd cut my junk off with a rusty hack saw before I made her an ally.

        She is extremely insecure and needs constant validation in everything she does, so I'll just continue to ignore the brown noser.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        But if she is even only a "modest" ally you might benefit form snippets of gossip she might divulge. That couldn't hurt.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Understood. You should try so me very nice noise cancelling headphones, then.

        February 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@EG

        A constant streaming dose of Pandora does wonders.

        February 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • AleeD, Thread Dom@Sir Biddle

      Ignore her until your jobs demand & require interaction. It's how I'm treating our blamestorming, PITA engineer and it's working very well for my psyche.

      SIDEBAR: please don't cut off your junk with even a clean & sharp hacksaw. What would I have to aim at during wh ip practice then?

      February 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@AD

        Thats the positon I have generally taken with her as duties do not cross at all.

        Valid point with the sidebar as well. We aim to please, so please aim.

        February 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
      • AleeD®@Sir Biddle

        Of course if she's doing something flagrant right in front of you, there's nothing wrong a *cough !hogwash! cough* call in the fist now and then. I find myself coughing like that alot about our PITA eng. ^_^

        February 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  22. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @JbJingles

    Lol, a second close eh? Well not to shabby though seeing how the story only as 2 so far that makes me last. T_T ooh well just means I'm better following the yellow brick road instead of paving it which is a good thing b/c that's one expensive and dreadfully daunting task.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  23. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ Mich

    That would be amazing awesome and indeed much sumplier but sadly they can't b/c then how else are they going to drive us bonkers by making us try to pronunce the name while getting our prescriptions while the other doctor laughs. @_@`

    February 15, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  24. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    Aahh Yes, Story time, I certainly do love story time.
    "That's great to know because you know what makes it even funnier?" He said. "Between this meal and all the Louis Vutton for our lovely abode I also blew my check."

    February 15, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  25. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫ @ Picture

    "Mwuahahaha!! Italy is so much more fun when you're retired," laughed the silver-haired recipient of a Wall Street bailout.

    "Speaking of which, when does you're next $100,000 pension check come in this month? I blew my whole social security check on shoes yesterday!!" she squealed in delight.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • MicheleG™


      February 15, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Jdizz & Dogstar

      Jd – Win!!

      Dogstar had the same thought line, so a close 2nd. :)

      February 15, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  26. Sirius (not the station but the constellation) @ Truth

    any particular story to that statement?

    February 15, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  27. Sirius (not the station but the constellation)

    hello, hello and a wonderful day to you all. Hopefully today I won't be in mod land as much and can post a bit more freely. ^_^

    February 15, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  28. Truth™

    Good morning all.
    Two words:


    That is all.

    February 15, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • MicheleG™

      One of my questions about pharma is the naming conventions. Why, oh why, are drugs called such contorted, weird, unremarkable but exotic sounding names? Then there's another name below the "commercial name," in parentheses. It's pretentious and annoying though I know it has to do with copyrights and stuff.

      But could the pharma companies take a shot at simplifying this? 2 syllables instead of 8 perhaps?

      February 15, 2012 at 11:15 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@MicheleG

        Because Copaxone sounds so much better than glatirmer acetate. Probably easier to remember Advil than ibuprofen... But I agree with you.

        February 15, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • AleeD®@Truth, MicG™& JBJ

      Aw c'mon. Think of all the fun you could have with Sildenafil

      February 15, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  29. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Good morning class! AleeD – no surprises here, except that hubs put envelope brown gravy on his steak last night.

    I agree with Jerv on today's photo, couple did just spend the $$ either that or they have been smoking something! And those coffee mugs look like flower pots??

    And here is our little guy when he was just a "pup".

    February 15, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  30. This Just In

    This just in. "Letterman introduces Sports Illustrated's newest cover girl," Kate Upton. That is all.

    February 15, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  31. MicheleG™

    Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! Sky Rockets in flight! I need a huge, high definition photo of a tray of chocolates. I want to savor the view (though not the fragrance in person, too much temptation) if not the carbs...............(take PRE diabetes seriously, folks.)

    I think a well done chocolate tray can be a work of art! So I will enjoy them that way (sigh). Can anyone post a photo of some world class chocolates? I can't seem to do it.

    February 15, 2012 at 10:44 am |
    • AleeD®@MicG™

      February 15, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • MicheleG™


        WOW! Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake


        February 15, 2012 at 11:02 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD

        *licking the screen and drooling*

        February 15, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • AleeD®@MicG™& JBJ

        It tastes even better than it looks. We have enough cake left for 5 more days of this decadence!

        February 15, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  32. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God it nap time yet?

    February 15, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  33. AleeD®

    G'morning Happy Klatschers! Hubby surprised me with a Godiva Chocolate Ganache Layer cake. Wow on so many levels, um, layers! :)

    What surprises did your Valentine have for you yesterday?

    February 15, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  34. Braking News

    This just in....5 Days, I Repeat....5 Days until National Cherry Pie Day. That is all.

    February 15, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  35. RichardHead

    Good Morning Everyone, WD and I are running late 'cuz we had to hit Walgreens first thing this morning. Scoooooooore....8 boxes of chocolate covered cherries @ $ 1.50 a box. SWEET !!

    February 15, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Sir Biddle

      Watch out ladies, Rich is ready to hand out chocolates to you. Make sure the seal on the box hasn't been broken.

      February 15, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  36. A Quote of the Day

    "Opportunity never knocks twice because its knuckles are sore."

    February 15, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  37. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew

    Supposed to be near 60 today in the Nation's Capitol.

    February 15, 2012 at 8:55 am |
    • Jerv@SirB

      Same thing here in Richmond dude. I'm gonna take a walk to the governors mansion today. Awesome.

      February 15, 2012 at 9:21 am |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv

        Don't let Bob catch you sneaking around back to visit Maureen. Afternoon delight, sky rockets in flight, security service will have you in their sights.

        February 15, 2012 at 9:43 am |
      • Jerv@SirB

        Haha! Good one and it rhymes! His wife is a bit rough on the eyes.

        February 15, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  38. Jerv

    Hello everyone! Gonna be a busy day with great weather. I think the couple in the photo are laughing their azzes off over spending their kids inheritances.

    February 15, 2012 at 8:46 am |
  39. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a good Valentines Day! Now it's time for Discount Chocolate and Card day! ;)

    February 15, 2012 at 8:43 am |
  40. JainaJade

    Good morning and happy Discount Chocolate Day :-D

    February 15, 2012 at 8:35 am |
  41. Phoenix

    Woo hoo, how exciting, I've never been here first before! I think I ate at the restaurant pictured above, a business trip to Tampa. No way I looked that happy, though.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:43 am |
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