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H SLT! I caught your CNN interview on TV today! Very nice!
I meant to type Hi or Hello!
Why thank you!
You know it is going to be a rough day when you wake up face down in the street buttnequid...
In his divorce something about his wife breaching some secrets – can't wait to hear the truth ....
He was "Just a Swingin".....
"Forever & Ever A Man"
I was thinking where is Dixie Sugarbaker when you need her, so I googled "Dixie Sugarbaker, of the Savannah Sugarbakers". Oh the memories...what fun to read back on these.
She is a Legend in her own mind.....:))
There you are! You've missing the fun today, and btw I did flush... :D
Did you wash your hands???? Grabbing some fuel,an early dinner and letting WD sniff out the area. Over the cold yet?
Yes (on the hands) and no on the cold. It's getting better tho. So I'll ask the obligatory question, what's for dinner?
Meat loaf,2 orders of mashed taters,and a small bowl of Mac and cheese. It's my veggie. :)
And where are said veggies?? Maybe you had spinach pasta mac with cheese??
Nawwww,that stuffs too healthy....5 cheese MAC. It's pretty good.
*gggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll* That was my stomach...this low carb crappola is for the birds.
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Hot date for lunch...
Libby Edwards? I thought you were married. : )
Nah, Libby Wouldn't be my cup of chai, but I am meeting a friend there. They do amazing thing with catfish.
I don't even like seafood but those photos make me want to try.
Has anyone 'seen' SirB the last few days? I hope he didn't slip on a dirty diaper and throw his back out... We had a visitor in our cafe the other day and I looked at her badge, last name was BIDDLE! Made me smile.
There's some funny stuff over on the invasive species thread. palintwits response to Jeann (wonder who that is) was priceless.
You made me go look, and laugh! m.u.s.t. g.e.t. s.o.m.e. w.o.r.k. d.o.n.e.
Ok, time to stir the pot some more...hehe
And here I was thinking the Nacho cheese stuffed pretzel snack was putting out a new product.
Hope all of you in the triple digit temps stay safe! Thank god for air conditioning...
Speaking of which, can we get a technician to do some maintenance on the lounge's A/C unit? Don't want it to crap out during the triple-digit days.
Stan, the A/C man, is on his way. Says it's going to cost you double because it's "season." Sorry about your luck DJ. Maybe you can take him to the dungeon for "ice cream" and he'll change his mind.
Good morning Los Flamenons! Gads, we are working on hitting 113 tomorrow...it hit 116 in Canoga Park yesterday. We need a "heat day", kind of like a snow day only much much hotter.
Welcome all newcomers!! For the one that said 'we' whitewash comments, oh so not true. We of little power get moderated like the best of them. As our alum AleeD said, all good intention banter is welcome, but we don't take kindly to snark (yes I was talking to you) like comments, that is what the Marquee Blog is for I guess.
Howdy ho from these toasty parts. 108 today. erk...........
I think we now have an official mascot! The Chumarino Turtle. Team colors: Raspberry pink and...? (We need two.)
Pink and Yellow. Not a bad combo at all......
Morning everyone! I sent my boys off to school this morning with banana bread (made from scratch) & a schmear of Nutella. And it's National Zucchini Day; there's a great recipe for stuffed zucchini at allrecipes.com (only I used lean turkey Italian sausage instead of pork sausage). Speaking of invasive species, I may have a recipe for Troll Surprise here somewhere. I'll get back to you.
Troll...It's what's for dinner!
(Wish I'd thought of that. Nice!)
Like the sign in the Men's room says, "We aim to please. You aim too please"...
Give Troll-a-Whirl?? Just doesn't sound right..
Troll Rolls served with Snark Sauce for dipping.
Troll Rolls with Snark dipping sauce it is. Recipe please?
1 jar hoisin sauce (3/4 cup, 7.25 ounces)
1 cup water
2 teaspoons roasted red chili paste (from 4-ounce jar)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 ounces dried thin rice noodles or rice vermicelli (from 8.8-ounce package)
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium)
16 ounces frozen cooked troll (about 1 3/4 cups), thawed and drained
12 round rice paper wrappers (about 8 inch; from 12-ounce package)
1.In medium bowl, mix dipping sauce ingredients. Cover; refrigerate while continuing with recipe.
2.Cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix lettuce, cilantro, carrot and diced troll
3. Sprinkle water over 1 paper towel; place on cutting board. Fill a 10-inch pie plate with water. Place 1 rice paper wrapper in water 45 to 60 seconds or until pliable but not completely softened. Gently remove wrapper from water, shaking to drain excess water; place on damp paper towel.
4.Starting close to 1 edge of wrapper, form a row of about 1/4 cup noodles. On noodles, arrange about 1/3 cup of the lettuce mixture. Starting with edge covered with fillings, roll up wrapper over fillings, stopping after first turn to tuck in sides. Continue to roll up, tucking in sides. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
5. Place rolls, seam sides down and without touching, on platter. (If rolls touch, they will stick together.) Serve immediately with sauce, or cover with moist paper towels and refrigerate up to 2 hours. To serve, cut each roll in half diagonally.
Coffee and apple fritters? I'm in! You folks are a lot nicer than the ppl over on Marquee blog. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Why yes, yes we are. Welkommen!
That's because they are Hollywood liberal stooges. Typical of the party of hate.
Good morning! Thanks for the apple fritters RH :-) Finally got some good medical news: cholesterol went down 30pts in 60 days! Avoiding full fat dairy products and also added a yoga class and a pilates class to the schedule. The pilates is also helping with the RA, knees look almost normal and shoulders are getting there.
Still need to hit the Queen up for some shot lessons but doing better :-)
Good morning all!
How is everyone doing today? Supposed to hit 98 in Denver today, but relief is due over the weekend.
What is everyone up to today?
Hey, how is Miss Saigon doing? I have a training class early this morning and then the rest of the day in the hospital. Oh joy of joys.
BUSY day at work once my computer is up and running again...silly updates. Going to do sushi tonight and planning to go all out since this will probably (hopefully) be my last sushi run for a good amount of time.
Morning glories!!! It's 7 days until my birthday!!!
I'm glad Thing 1 is learning to count so he can tell you how many days are left. Want an Apple Fritter or 2?
Let me know if you want to grab a B-day "drink". I arrive in your fair town on the 14th for the awesomeness that is GenCon :-)
Morning Bro & all. Looks like someone forgot to lockup last nite. Who had the Raid last? Who knew invasive species would flush out so many trolls .... I mean school kids. ;) Have a Wicked Wednesday all. ~_~
It's ALL JBJ's fault...she forgot to flush. Morning Sista'.
Hello you guys. I'll flush for JBJ. I'm sure Kat and SLT will be white washing soon enough.
Morning Lil' Buddy and glad to have you back. From the looks of it I may need to stop off at Home Depot and pick up a couple paint rollers for Kat. Skool starts soon.....
After the kids get back to school and all the whitewashing & raid spraying is done, I'm thinking about giving the lounge the guest room treatment: a new coat of paint. Any requests for a food-related color? Maybe blue raspberry like this wodka?
Morning my friend. How's WD?
She's as feisty as ever...and she has a new toy to play with--a 200 watt BIG Radio. She's been talking to her BFF Lollie back in Houston, from Atlanta. HA!! How's Pop's been doing?
Oh yeah, love the blue raspberry. Kicking some azz with the mega radio WD! Speaking of raspberries, I think the Klatsch needs a Klatsch Turtle to take care of the nasties that have been hanging out here.
@Jerv-great idea and cute clip! Made my daughter laugh :)
ABK, glad you liked. RicH, Pops is doing very well these days. Well, off to class, everyone have a great day!
Call the carpet cleaners. Raspberry juice on WHITE carpet.
But I "Like!" "Like~"
It is obvious that this is not a place where all are welcome. Looks like your "club" is large enough. Any comments you don't like are "whitewashed" (your own words) in a matter of minutes.
All who wish to join in on our conversations or start their own in this thread are welcome. We encourage light-hearted banter here. However, as we are all human beings, we occasionally offer an ear to those in need and e-hugs when times are tough. This is a friendly place and we want to keep it that way.
Please feel free to search CNN's website using "Coffee Klatsch" as your key words to see how we have bantered on past threads and how we are welcoming to new, well-intentioned people.
The whitewashing, Raid comments, et al, refer to malicious comments posted with intent to cause ill-will. Surely, that would not include you.
" Don't call me Shirley "......
Well said AleeD!
The majority of the people who frequent here are nice in their own cliquish way. Many would be worth spending the time to get to know, even a couple of the crotchety ones. Think of this place kind of like an "old folks home". Any comment or real intercourse (specifically Webster's second definition) outside the "safety zone" is pounced on like a python on an alligator. Couple this with CNN's "whitewashing" and draconian rules over words and it's easy to see why conversations here rarely go beyond the topics of weather and health and whats for supper.
Would you like to give our visitor a tour of the dungeon? Maybe hand out a Klatsch products catalog? ;)
Tours of the dungeon are strictly for people over the age of 18 who appreciate the nature of adult playtime. We require an audition *ahem* that is, thorough screening before we can commit to any dungeon activities – unless you're just looking for ice cream with mix-ins ... then I'll have to clean up.
Sumbody soundz like dey iz edumicated?
I was laughing at the "old folks home" comment, also that conversations are just weather, health, and what's for dinner...guess they haven't been lurking long...we try to liven it up, we really do, but usually that is kebashed by the modbotz. I actually read the Terms of Service earlier, amazing stuff in there!
"Crotchety Ones"...I think he means me.
I was thinking of your brother... ;)
Morning all! Hope everyone is doing well. I'm taking my three year old to a pediatric gastroenterologist for her reflux problems. They have to sedate her, but if it helps it is worth it. It's only taken six months to get her in to see him. Enjoy your Wednesday! One day closer to the weekend.
Good Morning Kidz--I hope everyone is well. I'll get the coffee started and we have Apple Fritters. Enjoy your day.
@ RH-Apple fritters? Sounds good to me. thank you!
So this is the VIP lounge? Really?
Yes it is. I guess if you can't recognize one, you don't belong here. Just sayin'
Hello :-) Cant you find some Cool looking coffee cups ??? I'm sure it's not good to take arthrititis Tylenol every single day at work :( ... Have a Great day everybody !!!
Any of these float your goat?? :D
Thanks !!! I'll check into it later :-D
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