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November 26th, 2012
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  1. Renata Flahive

    i usually get some body piercings because it is cool and looks good to me..

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    January 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm |
  2. Sir Biddle@Jerv

    You crack me up on the blood thread.

    November 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  3. This Just In.

    "Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist said Monday that his group, Americans for Tax Reform, would work to unseat Republicans who break their pledge to never vote for higher taxes." That is all.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • Rodney King

      Can't we all just get along?

      Sausage and law making, two things you never want to see made.

      November 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  4. Jerv

    Looks like everyon had a fun holiday. Thats good to hear. Great that RicH got some time off. I bet things are going to get pretty rambunctious on the blood thread.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Truth™@Jerv

      Perhaps Jeann or some militant vegan needs to stir the pot some...hehe

      November 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  5. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@PSA

    I just found out our company raised around $15k from employee contributions and employer match for Hurricane Sandy relief!! The check is in the really it is! :)

    November 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  6. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    At least no Tramp Stamp

    November 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • Sir Biddle

      Nor a coin slot...

      November 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        Or a whale tail

        November 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
        • Sir Biddle

          Or a bullseye

          November 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫


          November 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
    • AleeD®@Sir Bid & Jdizz

      SIGH. I hate when work gets in the way of tomfoolery (nods to Turth). ~_~

      November 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  7. Mildred

    Oh... then Friday I went to NYC and ate at Dans le Noir? on 38th street. I must say that dining in the dark was an awesome experience. My sense of smell definitely was stronger in the dark, and the food was pretty good. I took to using my fingers to guide food onto my fork or just eating with my hands (depending on the item... risotto doesn't do so well just with your fingers...).

    November 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • Truth™@Mildred

      I have heard of that place, and I think it is a VERY interesting concept, but probably not for me. First off, I HATE surprises especially with food, and I wouldn't want to wind up eating liver wrapped in tripe or something like that. I'm not that adventurous.

      November 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        Wasn't this featured on Eatocracy in the past?

        November 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
        • Truth™@Mildred, JDizz

          It might have been. Sounds vaguely familiar. Imagine that...talking about a restaurant on a food blog, as opposed to sports, politics and everyday tomfoolery...

          November 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman


      November 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        Hello, Dave.

        November 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  8. Mildred

    Wow... busy day today!

    I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving (if you're from the US... a plain old good week last week if you're not)..

    My Thanksgiving featured bringing dinner to my friend who had the heart transplant last month (she's hopefully getting out of rehab by the end of the week). There is 11 eating age people in the mixed family (the baby is 5 months old), and there were 6 more people. The rehab center let us use a side dining/event room.

    The stars of the meal (besides than the fact we were *able* to have the meal together), were a roast turkey, a grilled ham, and a goose that the family had raised, slaughtered and processed, which was glazed with maple syrup and herbs, and smoked with apple wood.

    I still drool thinking about how the goose tasted.

    Beyond that we had a lot of the traditional North East trimmings- green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping (actually good enough that I ate some), stuffing, scalloped white potatoes, corn pudding. We had some cheeses I had picked up from my local cheese monger/god/guru and Old Bay steamed shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce as "appetizers".

    Then for dessert there was this brownie/caramel/chocolate chip cookie stacked then baked cookie bar of awesomeness, rice crispy treats with peppermint marshmallows (by request of one of the kids), and several types of pie.

    We invited the nurses to come and take plates and a few took us up on it (one brought some of the goose home to her son). We also brought pie to the security guards, and a chaplain that was passing by sat down and ate with us.

    It was an awesome day.

    Thanksgiving is also when that family does the picture for the holiday cards. This year everyone wore all black (which is usual, actually), but this year my friend had a heart pin she was given during her recovery from the transplant, and the rest of the family had cut out paper hearts that each person colored and pinned to their shirts, then stood around my friend in the wheelchair for the picture.

    November 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Mildred

      That sounds so wonderful, and what a good friend to bring Thanksgiving to her! (((((((HUGS)))))))) for you.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  9. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Worlds Worst Job EVER

    I realized over the weekend while we were at the casino, that the world's worst job ever has to be a restroom attendant/cleaner person in a casino...people just get stoopid drunk.

    November 26, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Truth™@JBJ

      Funny that you should mention that...My building is right across from a bar, and someone apparently slept off a bender in my garage and wound up throwing up in a corner. My dayporter cleaned it this morning and had the quip of the year: "This job is as thankless as being Taylor Swift's boyfriend"...:)

      November 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • RichardHead@JBJ

      Now aren't you glad you took my advice and placed the trash can by your stool at the slot machines? Unless you fall off the stool,you never have to get up. :))

      November 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH & Truth

        RH – No need for said bucket for me...I behave myself. :)

        Truth – That was a good one (the quip that is). I've raised three children and a cat, and have had my lifetime share of cleaning up the yucky stuff.

        OK, we are on a food blog, time to clean it up (pun intended) and move along now, nothing to see here...

        November 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  10. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Good Cyber Monday my dear friends! Who let the Ninja's in??

    Any amazing shopping deals on line today? Not that I intend to buy any, but curious just the same. I've been hinting to hubs that I want one of those "mint cleaners", a robot thingy that sweeps and mops tile floors...daughters on board to get me the Fifty Shades of Chicken! (happy dance)

    November 26, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • Truth™@JBJ

      Maybe you can try this instead...


      November 26, 2012 at 11:37 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth

        Sadly, I can't access whatever it is you posted... What is see in large block red letters... "YOUR INTERNET USE IS BEING MONITORED AND LOGGED", "ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS BLOCKED", along with some other choice words...and yes in all caps.

        November 26, 2012 at 11:42 am |
        • Truth™@JBJ

          It is nothing bad, just a goof off video commercial for the "Baby Mop", which is basically a onesie with mop strands attached, so the irresponsible mother can have her young'un clean the floors while it crawls around unattended. Mary Shannon pointed it out last week, and I sincerely have to wonder who dreams up this sort of thing...

          November 26, 2012 at 11:44 am |
        • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth

          Ah yes, slave labor of children is always popular... Now if I could train Odie to walk around with a duster tied to his tail for the base boards, I would have something useful. I haven't trained hubs to like dusting and mopping...

          November 26, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  11. Mary Shannon

    Sorry, I couldn't get it to work again. Not trying a second time, don't want to annoy Kat.

    It was supposed to be Jimmy Buffett's version of "Smart Woman (in a real short skirt)"

    November 26, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  12. Mary Shannon

    In honor of all of us smart women on this site:


    November 26, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Re-Run

      This is a popular theme of many of the Klatchers lately. One person like it so much last week, it was posted many times in one day. Like poetry, it is open to so many meanings. Seems like a shallow subject though.

      November 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Oh noes! It won't play.

      November 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      It says I do not exist

      November 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  13. HarleyGirl

    Good morning, folks! I hope you all had a good weekend. Nothing better than a really long weekend! Now, back to reality, and another work day. I hate Monday's! So Truth, did you get your bird? Inquiring minds want to know!

    November 26, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Truth™@HarleyGirl

      Three pheasant, one quail. Blackened and grilled them, and all were delish. The leftovers are today's lunch...:)

      How was your holiday?

      November 26, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • HarleyGirl

        Hey Truth! Congrats on your hunting! We have lots of pheasants and turkeys running around here, too. Do you have to go far to hunt? I had a very nice Thanksgiving. Thanks for asking!

        November 26, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • Starbella @HarleyGirl

      Good morning, gf! Hope you had a good weekend. Today is Monday? It's just like any other day to me... Sorry to say lol. Have a great day!

      November 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  14. Sir Biddle

    Morning crew! How many pounds did everyone gain this past weekend?

    November 26, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • AleeD®@sir Bid

      Not sure. Our planes took off and landed safely tho'. ;) How was your holiday?

      November 26, 2012 at 11:00 am |
      • Sir Biddle

        Holiday was nice and we figured out the best way to spend them. Show up at family's house with food and leave when meal is over. Nice to see the in-laws, but nice to send them back to the airport yesterday. Thankfully scotch is always on hand in my house – it was needed. Nice to also have many hands to help with the active Lil Biddles.

        November 26, 2012 at 11:23 am |
        • RichardHead@SirB

          Your Green Bay Packers could have used some of those helping hands in last nights game. What Happened?

          November 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@RH

          Yea, yea, yea. They sucked a big one last night. At least Lil Biddle yells GO Packers to mamma's disappointment as she is the Giants fan in the house.

          November 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@SirB

      Not a pound here, maybe lost one though....boofay turkey is NOT meant to be eaten in large amounts...

      November 26, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • Sir Biddle@RH

        I would say most things from a casino booofett would be something I wouldn't want seconds of.

        November 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  15. JainaJade

    Good morning! Hoping that the weather man is lying (again) and that the snow in the forecast is meant for those either north or west of me, snow in November is just so wrong....

    November 26, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • AleeD®@Mrs. Fel

      "Snow?" I know not of which you speak.

      November 26, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  16. AleeD®

    testing, testing 1, 2, 3
    me me me me meeee
    you you you you yoooooou

    November 26, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      hi hi hi

      November 26, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • Truth™@AleeD, Mary

      You going to sing us a song?

      November 26, 2012 at 10:29 am |
    • AleeD®@Turth & MaryS

      Our sonicwall was rearing its ugly head unexpectedly. However, since you mentioned it, here's my favorite Christmas spirit generator of all time. Enjoy!

      Santa Claus and his Wife from CheechAndChong

      Guaranteed non-rickrolling.

      November 26, 2012 at 10:52 am |
    • AleeD®@Turth & MaryS

      I was doing a posting check.
      Hi 2u2!

      November 26, 2012 at 10:55 am |
      • Truth™@AleeD, Mary

        Somehow I was more picturing the "New York, New York" scene from "Shame"...


        November 26, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  17. Mary Shannon

    Good morning everyone! What a Sunday to be a Giants fan, huh? Oh sorry, RH, my condolences. Tell Aaron not to eat so many nachos before the next game!!

    November 26, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  18. Truth™

    Good morning all!
    From the picture above it looks like it is Euro-Goth day here in the Klatch. And I went and forgot the body piercings...

    Welcome back to Ms. AleeD! How you been Darlin?

    The weekend also saw a safe return to Bro RichHead and just in time for the GB packers to choke under pressure...Rumor has it that the team is consoling themselves with a cyber Monday shopping spree for each other at Victoria's Secret. Further rumor is that Aaron Rodger's color is pink...

    November 26, 2012 at 8:43 am |
    • AleeD®@Turth™

      Thankee kahnd suh! Been busier than a one woman dominatrix in Ybor City. How was your Turkey day? Or did you bag a pleasant pheasant this year? ;)

      November 26, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      He was sited at Jerry Worlds Victoria Secret this morning with Tony Romo by his side.:)) Talked to Tazer last night..She lost Stewie the he/she cat a couple months ago and just hasn't felt funny to post anything. I don't blame her,tho. She's getting a promotion at the bank and should be doing better after Christmas.I miss her. Anyway,smoked Turkey turned out great so I've got many sandwiches to eat. Due in Laredo in the morning for a delivery and then some Great Mexican food.
      Sounds like you had a good hunt and an excellent Turkey Day dinner. Well Done Bro.

      November 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
      • Truth™@RichHead

        That is rough for Tazer...Been a tough year for the Kritters of the Klatch.

        Had a good hunt and it was nice weather. I brought the leftovers in for lunch today and the assistant may get brave enough to try.

        Stay safe out there...!

        November 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  19. RichardHead

    Good Monday morning Kidz...Lordy the lounge is a mess. Turkey leg bones thrown here...broken wishbone there,I'l start the coffee and do a little cleanup.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • AleeD®@RichHd

      Hey Bro! Saw your message yestiddy. Wassabi 2u2! ;) All's well with the fam. Only saw some hills in Charlotte. After 2 days of them carting us around, I had to ask, "Are there any straight roads in Charlotte?" ;) Kicked some family a$$ and let the petty stuff slide. Nice of you to keep the economy humming, big guy. *wink wink*

      Question for you & all the beer-can-chicken grillers: if you make beer-can-turkey, do you have to use Fosters or will a mini Heineken keg work? Inquiring minds wanna know.

      November 26, 2012 at 8:19 am |
      • RichardHead@AleeD

        Interesting question.....Unless the beer keg has an opening in the top,I would be a little leery of using it,unless you want to have the first chicken on the moon...if you catch my drift. Besides,you'd probably lose your keg deposit. :((

        November 26, 2012 at 8:30 am |
        • AleeD®@RichHd

          Be worth it to find out – Mythbusters' style. ;)

          November 26, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  20. M T Nest

    Good am all! Monday sure did come quick...sigh. Did ya get all your leftover turkey eaten up? My friend told me her bird was quite large & they've been eating turkey all w/e...I asked her if they're growing feathers, yet. She didn't say yes or no, she gobbled! Have a good "cyber Mon"! (happy shopping)

    November 26, 2012 at 6:53 am |
    • Starbella @MT

      Hey there! I've been eating leftovers since Thanksgiving. I think all we have left is some turkey which I hope to finish at supper tonite! I love cold turkey sandwiches. I think I'm feeling some fuzz on my face... Maybe it's just old age?!?! Lol. Have a great day!

      November 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
      • M T Nest

        Old age? I think not, you're growing feathers! BOL!

        November 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
  21. This Just (2 days ago) In®

    Captain Nelson died. [:'-(

    November 26, 2012 at 6:53 am |
    • Truth™@TJI (2 days old)

      I thought he was Major Nelson...?
      Maybe he's been posthumously promoted...:)

      And for the record, I was a wee little young'un when I first saw that show, and although I had no remote clue why I felt that way, it made me very glad to be born male...

      November 26, 2012 at 8:49 am |
      • Turth™@This Just (2 days ago) In®

        Apologies. My way-back machine got stuck on the first season when he was a Captain.

        November 26, 2012 at 9:23 am |
        • This Just (2 days ago) In®@Turth™

          Damn. Coffee hasn't kicked in.

          November 26, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  22. Photo Captain®

    Would you like to join us while we christen the table – again? ~_~

    November 26, 2012 at 6:40 am |
    • M T Nest


      November 26, 2012 at 6:55 am |
  23. Etta Cornbread

    That lady is sitting on the table. I'm telling.

    November 26, 2012 at 5:53 am |
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