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I know this has nothing to do with food but I will watch the NASA "Curiosity" cam while they make the Mars landing.
You will have to pick through various links to get to the actual LIVE NASA channel.
Well, I see that someone is pretending to be me. I have a WordPress account that I use to login. Is there a way for a moderater to fix this with the imposter? I came here for fun and to make friends, not to have drama.
Who was that masked man? Don't let this Bonehead get to 'ya....school will start soon and ( hopefully ) Mommie will finally enter the basement and take away the computer. Have a Good Sunday and RELAX.
@RH, I replied to one of their comments. And from what the so friendly Mr. Ed said, I believe our buddy Angela decided to make me look like a fool all over the blog. Can't wait for the kidlets to go back to school! Hope you have a good weekend! I'm off to try and nap. I was up all night cleaning up my husband's grandmother's house out with the help of one other person. The funeral is tomorrow but the family wants the house empty today (I have no clue why).
Howdy! I've been off in Vegas all week, but looks like Sarah's on the case. Sorry people suck so much.
Thank you Kat! It just made me a bit ticked that someone is trying to slander me. The real me has that WordPress account with the screen name. At least I know I'm safe here among my new found friends :)
It's happened to all of us, so no worries! That is why many of us went with some trademark thingies on our names. :) So sorry to hear about your loss and the run of bad luck, it will get better.
Sharpen the sporks and get the tin foil hat at the ready, you'll be fine.
Haha, you've made me laugh for the first time in days!
Yes, the luck will get better. I actually got a call today wanting (begging but that sounds so egotistical...lol) me to come work for a New department. As tempting as it is, I'm waiting until fall and I'm done with my EMT school. I'll be double certified then.
Didn't come out the way I meant. I like meeting new people. I live in a rather dull small town where decent food is cheap hot dogs cut up and thrown into soup. I'm from a large city and just wanted to talk to people who appreciate good food. That and all my friends in real life are police and as much as I love the job (I'm out until next fall), I get sick of talking about the same boring stories :)
*this fall I mean, sorry was distracted
Figured as much. Maybe it will give my normally useless FBI brother something to do. But, the real me has an actual WordPress account. been a rather bad few weeks so I have no patience for drama right now. If you would like to pass that along, I would actually appreciate it.
And you will always be a Horses Azz.
That was your job with Wilbur.
I got trolled, thanks for the assumption.
I guess its true that bad things come in threes (apartment flooded, getting hit by a drunk driver) and now got a call my husband's 98 year old grandma died tonight :'(
my deepest condolences to you and your family, sending thoughts and prayers your direction.
Thank you <3
AAww.... HUGS, sympathies and condolences to you. (((HUGS)))
Thank you! ((Hugs))
My Fiance & I just purchased a 100 year old farm house on 60 acres & we are so HAPPY :-D !!!!! I Love Missouri ! Thanks K- – – – – – ;-)
WOW! I am envious! GOOD for YOU! Enjoy it ti the hilt! 60 acres! Will you have horses?
Beef & chickens – I want swans for the ponds – oh heck we want it All !!! We were renting a camper in a barn for 3 years & the landlord has 2 horses – he will be visiting them - it's right down the road ! So much I want to say ....I'm gonna Celebrate :-0
Virtual Champaigne coming your way! "'Pop'" goes the cork!
Beware of swans however. They can be, like geese, VERY messy and VERY aggressive! Small dogs are at risk in their proximity.....and even larger dos have to pay close attention.
aaaaaaaarrrrrrrgh..not "dos" DOGS!
Thank you Michele !! I didn't know that . I had peacocks & ducks & they were very messy ! I already had strawberry Andre :-9 lol
60 acres!?!? Oh the vegetable garden you could grow!!!! Congratulations :-D
Hola chumarinos! What's shakin' in the neighborhood today? BTW, it's 12 days until my birthday!!!!
OK...So what's your point? :))
What's this charge for $1,255.00 on my AMEX to "Shiny Things R Us"?
What is an IP address?
Every device connected to the public Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses consist of four numbers separated by periods (also called a 'dotted-quad') and look something like 127.0.0.1.
Since these numbers are usually assigned to internet service providers within region-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the region or country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. An IP address can sometimes be used to show the user's general location.
Because the numbers may be tedious to deal with, an IP address may also be assigned to a Host name, which is sometimes easier to remember. Hostnames may be looked up to find IP addresses, and vice-versa. At one time ISPs issued one IP address to each user. These are called static IP addresses. Because there is a limited number of IP addresses and with increased usage of the internet ISPs now issue IP addresses in a dynamic fashion out of a pool of IP addresses (Using DHCP). These are referred to as dynamic IP addresses. This also limits the ability of the user to host websites, mail servers, ftp servers, etc. In addition to users connecting to the internet, with virtual hosting, a single machine can act like multiple machines (with multiple domain names and IP addresses).
Nice job, thanks MicG. SLT, when you blocked this persons IP address, is that only at Eatocracy or all of CNN??
Morning, all! Happy Friday!!
I hate to post and run, but I have to get ready for work!
Good and Happy Friday and thank you SLT!
(Btw, would anyone explain t he IP address thing? I confess to being stupid this AM....)
When a computer is attached to a network, wireless or hard-wired, a unique address is assigned to that machine. Our moderators have the power to block an IP address (internet protocol) by entering the address into their system. An IP address can either look like 3 numbers, with a period, then 3 more numbers, another period, and 2 more numbers, or sometimes 1 number, period, 2 numbers, period, 3 numbers, period, 2 or 3 numbers. You've probably seen them and not known what they were.
I believe that our fearless leaders can see the IP address of said trolls and block that IP from posting...
Hey thanks! I know what an IP address is I just didn't know about how the "machine" blocks our local trolls.
I just figured the e-mail address would be sufficient to use but they can be bogus (hand to forehead: duh!). The IP address blocking does it better.
I P 2!
"It may sound a bit nutty, but August 3 is National Grab Some Nuts Day!"
Where are those honey-roasted peanuts when you need them?
Salty Nut meats my favorite :-9
Wow, I'm absent one day and all he!! breaks loose? I didn't see any of the troll postings, but I'm sure I didn't miss much. Caught some bug at work, so if you can set up the sick bay in the back for me today, that would be much appreciated. TGIF!
Hope you get to feeling better!
Thanks and to you too! Are you home now? i avoid the hospital like the plague that it is...people get sick and die in there!
Thank you. Yes, I am. I'm so glad to be back. The boxes everywhere from our fast move out (upstairs neighbors flooding the place) don't even bother me. And real food!! A friend brought me homemade banana bread too. Oh and the trollfest got pretty insane yesterday. They even stole a few of our names to make us look rude in the other threads. At least they are gone now. Anyway, any fun weekend plans?
Morning Sklackjaws!!! How goes the Crew?
Photo caption of the day: The employees had to amuse themselves waiting for the conference call to start.
Morning, all. I agree with the IP ban, anything to get rid of the trolls. Busy, crazy day yesterday, hopefully today will be more settled. I wish everyone a terrific weekend!
Top of the morning folks! What's going down in Klatsch town?
Good morning all and best wishes to TX4U. Keep us posted.
Count me in for the IP address ban. Troll. It's what's for lunch.
Thank You !!! I Love all you guys & gals :-)
I must have missed the memo, what are we waiting for? Spill the beans please.
I'm still waiting :-/ ...
JBJ, I've missed something, too.
TX4U, what are you anticipating?
This weekend I gathered up all the Johann Sebastian Bach albums & music CD's I could find. I sat on the floor and stacked them all around me – even made a roof with them. My construction resembled a fort but something wasn't right. Since I couldn't figure out what it was, I made a hole and crawled out. It was then that I figured it out because I was outside the Bachs.
Good morning! Did stuffed tomatoes for dinner last night and only one collapsed :-) Hope to have the recipe up on the blog tomorrow. Looking forward to the first of the crazy packed weekends
I don't want more moderation, but I support a ban on the IP address. I am thinking this is less a drunk man, but a giddy teenager who is abused constantly by classmates and strokes it to S&M on a freakishly regular basis.
It is what it is. And that is my last feeding.
I agree with the IP address ban. This is just getting ridiculous.
At least good old vapor was funny in a spazzy kind of way. These trolls aren't even funny.
Good morning folks! I see the troll is still here. Guess the supply of alcohol hasn't run out yet and it got several of us on the other threads. Hope the moderators return soon to end the mess. Have a good day everyone!
Hi , we find out today :-)
Happy Friday Klatschers. Thanks for your patience. We have removed that one person from the mix. Hope this helps get the commenting back on track.
Thank you, thank you, her words were offensive and uncalled for. Appreciate your help.
Thank You !
Thank you!! it was very offensive as Mary said and for her to "troll" here did spoil things.
LOL! A troll smack down. I love it.
It's like having a can of Troll Raid at the ready. Thanks Sarah.
Thank You Sarah......It is much appreciated.
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