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April 2nd, 2012
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  1. faith@Kat

    Bravo!!! Thank you for sharing your story!

    April 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • Kat Kinsman

      It was scary to do, but now I'm really happy that I did. Thank you all so much for your support!

      April 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  2. RichardHead

    Good afternoon, Hope everyone had a Great Weekend. UK (Go Big Blue ) will win it all tonight. May I also say that Kat has a Beautiful Proboscis.

    April 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • The Witty One@RH

      How goes things my friend? Big Blue still holding up? Gvie WD some love from me :)

      April 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead@TWO

        I thought you got lost in the Big City. Did some maintenance on Blue today so she is purring and ready to run tonight. WD is getting belly rubs as we speak. Everything going well for you?

        April 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  3. Sir Biddle

    Christmas is long gone, but this still cracks me up!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xld7zb5riPQ&w=640&h=390]

    April 2, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
  4. Mary Shannon

    Happy April, everyone! We had a chilly, rainy weekend here but the rest of this week is forecast to be sunny. Doesn't that figure? Oh well, the flowers will grow.

    April 2, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • AleeD®@MaryS

      Hey Mary! Would you see what you can do to send some of that rain down to WCF? We are experiencing high levels of crunchy grass.

      BTW, I finally got to see your premier episode this weekend. Looks like it's going to be an interesting season with Norah.

      April 2, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • Mary Shannon

        Wait until you see the second episode when Norah comes to work!!

        April 2, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply
        • AleeD®

          I'm looking forward to it.

          April 2, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@Mary S.

      April showers bring May flowers! :)

      April 2, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
      • Achooooo!!!!

        And May flowers bring alergies!

        April 2, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
      • John Wayne

        And Mayflowers bring pilgrims, pilgrim.

        April 2, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply
        • The Worst Itinerent Comedian Ever@The Duke

          That's funny right there!

          April 2, 2012 at 11:28 am |
        • Sir Biddle@Duke

          Pilgrams bring typhoid.

          April 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
        • Little Patty

          That's what got me on the Oregon Trail...just sayin'.

          April 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  5. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Morning all! Need me some hot chocolate or something...

    April 2, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply
  6. The Witty One

    I'mmmmmm baaaaaaacccccckkkkkk!!!!!!!!

    April 2, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply
    • Sir Biddle@WIT

      What up Wittious Maximus? Been out a bit myself. You training for the Tough Mudder yet?

      April 2, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply
      • Truth™@Witty, Biddle

        Welcome back gents...Place is not the same when one of the regs are MIA.

        April 2, 2012 at 9:24 am | Reply
        • Sir Biddle@Truth

          Thanks. I'm here all week, so lets get the party started!

          April 2, 2012 at 9:31 am |
        • AleeD®

          Did someone say "party?"

          [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-DpRcxK_N8&w=640&h=390]

          April 2, 2012 at 9:37 am |
        • The Witty One

          @Sir Biddle the also Absent – I've been in the gym just trying to get back into the swing of things. Lifting two times a week and a day of cardio as well. I'm trying to find time to up that to four days a week but just can't seem to do it. I am actually trying to figure out where and how to do some alternative training. The goal would be to build some of the obstacles and practice on those.

          @Truth – I've missed you guys. I've been on the road for a few weeks and haven't had much time to check in. How's your dad doing? What's new in the Klatsch?

          April 2, 2012 at 9:38 am |
        • Sir Biddle@Truth, AleeD

          AleeD is starting a train. I think this Monday is only going to get better!

          If you look hard in the video, I think you can spot Jdizz.

          April 2, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • Sir Biddle@WIT

      I'm doing the Warrior Dash next month yet am having huge second thoughts on the Tough Mudder. May also do the Zombie Dash in October, but the half marathon style ones are a bit to challenging for me with everything going on. TM is definitely an event that requires an organized pre-training regimen.

      April 2, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
      • The Witty One@Sir B

        I'm just going to try and hope I don't fail. I need to do a couple of warmup events. When is the warrior dash?

        April 2, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
      • Sir Biddle@WIT

        May 19/20

        http://www.warriordash.com/register2012_maryland.php

        April 2, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
        • The Witty One@Sir B

          Looks like fun. I'll check with the old lady and see if she's on board. She also has to approve the beard growing :)

          April 2, 2012 at 10:50 am |
        • Sir Biddle@WIT

          I'm in the 1:30 Saturday time slot. You don't have to do a beard, but looks like funny outfits are encouraged.

          April 2, 2012 at 10:53 am |
        • Blessing the Horn

          To whom do you go for horn approvals?

          April 2, 2012 at 10:58 am |
        • Sir Biddle@BtH

          That would be AleeD. She is the horn expert around these parts.

          April 2, 2012 at 11:25 am |
        • The Witty One@Sir B

          Are you going to wear Jerv's wool jock strap?

          I'll sign up once I talk to the GF and see if she is available. I think we have a wedding to go to in May and need to firgure out when that is. Looks like fun though!

          April 2, 2012 at 11:26 am |
        • Sir Biddle@WIT

          Was leaning towards my Chinchilla lined banana hammock . Mid-May, it'll be warm.

          April 2, 2012 at 11:33 am |
        • AleeD®

          Qui? Moi?

          April 2, 2012 at 11:57 am |
        • The Witty One@AleeD

          Oui. Je parle français comme une vache espagnole.

          April 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
        • AleeD®

          Vaches espagnoles parlent français? Saint bovine, Batman!

          Excusez-moi, un moment pendant que je me gratte.
          Je travaille toujours sur la sangle de la laine commentaire jock

          April 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
        • The Witty One@AleeD

          Speaking of Jerv...where is that little rapscallion?

          April 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
        • AleeD®@TWO

          We all miss him – with out without his wool j-strap. He does occasionally show up in the daily photo. ;) His last post as Jerv was a few months ago. Like others, he got fed up with the modbotz. However I've seen posts on other threads that I know are him under a different screen name. You just can't mistake his positive & light-hearted take on life. RichardHead has tried to email him, but Jerv hasn't responded.

          April 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
        • AleeD®@TWO

          Looks like Jerv's last post was on 1/24/12. [:'-(

          April 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@AD

          We need a "Bring Back Jerv" campaign.

          April 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
        • AleeD®@Sir Bid, TWO & JERV!!!!

          BBJ campaign? I second that emotion!
          Oh ...wait ... we may want to call it something else.

          April 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@AD

          HA!!! That made me laugh out loud and not just the cheesy acronym way either.

          April 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
        • AleeD®@Sir Bid, TWO & JERV!!!!

          You want bacon with that? I'll have to get on someone's horn to find out how much we can spare.

          April 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@AD

          Bacon, yes please! Plenty of horn to spare here.

          April 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
        • The Witty One

          Speaking of Pork, I had pork belly for the first time last night. It was reallllllly good.

          April 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
        • Billy Ray Valentine

          Pork Bellies?

          [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EjdC0pjo1A&w=640&h=390]

          April 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
        • Truth™@Witty, Biddle

          Je vourdrais frapper cela!

          April 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@Truth

          I like your creativity but I had to go and use goole.translator with this frog leg nibbling dribble you speak of.

          April 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  7. Sir Biddle

    Good Morning Crew!!!!

    April 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
  8. Truth™

    Good morning all!
    How is everyone doing today? Supposed to get some rain today in Denver, possibly turning to snow. This after record breaking 80s over the weekend. Go figure.

    Good story by Kat today on the main page. Thank you for opening up my dear. Takes courage. I think the bottom line of the whole deal is that we are basically conditioned by our society to be uneasy about our looks. It keeps entire industries going. True confidence comes from within though, and is all the more rare for that reason.

    April 2, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
    • AleeD®@Truth™ & Kat

      Thanks for the heads up on the article, Truth.

      Kat, thank you for opening up and sharing your journey. It's not easy to have that kind of history and not only come out smelling like a rose, but being as beautiful as one, too, both inside & out. Kudos, Milady.

      April 2, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
      • Kat Kinsman

        Thank you, all! It was scary to write, and not all the commenters were kind, but I'm really, really glad I did.

        April 2, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
        • Truth™@Kat

          In the wise words of Doctor Suess (hopefully he's in your HMO)..."Be yourself, becuase those who mind, don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

          April 2, 2012 at 10:02 am |
        • Mary Shannon

          Great article, I can identify with a lot of it from my own childhood experiences.

          April 2, 2012 at 10:06 am |
        • Sir Biddle@Kat

          AWESOME ARTICLE!

          April 2, 2012 at 10:10 am |
      • AleeD®@Kat

        No, several were not kind. More's the pity. They're the kinds of people who will never know the true meaning of friendship or love.

        Are you glad you wrote it because it was cathartic?

        April 2, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
    • Sir Biddle@Truth, AleeD

      Can't find article mentioned. Anyone have a link?

      April 2, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
      • Truth™@ Biddle

        Read on...

        http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/31/living/kinsman-nose-beauty-essay/index.html?hpt=li_c1

        I would have left Streisand off the picture before breakfast though. Liberal stooges make me lose my appet!tite. I would have also mentioned Laura Dern, or Meryl Streep.

        April 2, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • AleeD®@Sir Biddle NLMIA

      Here ya go. Catch!

      http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/31/living/kinsman-nose-beauty-essay/index.html?iref=allsearch

      April 2, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply
  9. JBJingles_from the casa

    Good morning. Thanks for the bagels AleeD, I'm hungary.

    April 2, 2012 at 7:38 am | Reply
    • AleeD®

      While you're enjoying your bagels, would you to rest your feet on an Ottoman? :)

      April 2, 2012 at 8:35 am | Reply
      • JBJingles_from the casa@AleeD

        Yes, please.

        April 2, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply
        • Truth™@JBJ, AleeD

          Very punny!

          April 2, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  10. AleeD®

    Happy Thoughts on a Manic Monday. Coffee, hot chocolate & tea are all perking, simmering or brewing. Bagels & cream cheese are on the table. Please help yourself to all. How was your weekend?

    April 2, 2012 at 7:23 am | Reply

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