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February 21st, 2013
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  1. MicheleG™

    Kat – I just saw you on CNN on the Fish Fraud piece! Nice!

    February 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmadSGJCzo8&w=640&h=390]

    February 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  3. faith

    Hello! I apologize if I'm late on this, but that's my life. I was catching up on the Daily Show, because I just discovered it's on at 7:30pm, and low and behold there was a clip from CNN with Kat in it!!! (talking about horsemeat) but there she was! It made me realize how much I miss checking in here, so I will try to do so more often!
    In other news, since I started my new job in November, I have found the 9-5 suffocating. So, I decided I need to find a way to do something that involves food, because that's what makes me happy. I will be trying to figure all that out! For now I will continue plugging away and trying to save some money so I can leave the 9-5 behind!

    February 21, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      I wonder if she knows she was on The Daily Show. I usually watch that and Colbert Report religiously, but have been playing a lot of video games lately and not watching much TV.

      February 21, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Ex-NGF shows her true colors (which I had already subtly observed over the course of our relationship) this morning.

    I get an e-mail this morning from her (we work for the same company). I informed her of an e-mail I had received recently from the local soccer organization stating we were automatically assigned to the same teams as coaches from last year. Her 5 year old was a player of mine.

    She "asked" me to volunteer for another team. I seemed to notice a veiled threat in between the lines. I told her that her discomfort was not my problem and to basically mind her own business. She can get her kid on another team if she was worried about it.

    I got response from her saying I forced her hand and she would be getting a restraining order and I wouldn't be able to coach any team. I said, Wow. Fine, I'll volunteer for another team. I then told her she is truly a hateful person and I hope she finds peace.

    I experienced some her nastiness during some arguments in the past. I'm not surprised she would try and stoop this low. Anger management obviously hasn't helped her. People suck.

    February 21, 2013 at 10:38 am |
    • HarleyGirl

      I know you don't know me, but it really sounds like you did the right thing by ending that relationship. If I were you, I'd save those emails, just in case she follows through with her threat. Don't feel alone, either. I'll bet we've all had some sort of "whacky" relationship in our pasts, too. Live and learn, as they say. Don't let her get you down, either. Not worth the waste of your time. Good day to you!

      February 21, 2013 at 10:53 am |
    • Truth™@JDizz

      Very sorry to hear. I know that kids and coaches can bond and that can be a pretty significant relationship, but I think you are wise to find another team, especially if a restraining order happens, which will inevitably complicate the work situation.

      Best with all of this...

      February 21, 2013 at 10:53 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        We don't work at the same location.

        This is a giant d!ck move, though.

        February 21, 2013 at 11:02 am |
    • Sir Biddle@Jdizz

      She sounds classy. Don't let her take advantage of you, but ignoring her will likely be your best bet in the long run. Sorry you're dealing with this, it can't be fun.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
      • Jerv

        Been a while, I hope everyone is alright. SirB is right. Ignore her and write her off, Jdizz. I wonder what JJ thinks about Harrison Ford being in the new Star Wars movie?

        February 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm |
  5. Truth™

    Good morning all from a cold and snowy MHC. We got 4-6" last night and it is sheer delight watching our pompous director freak out since he has to make the trek to the airport in this. (he's not from an area that gets snow). hee hee...

    February 21, 2013 at 9:28 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      You better hope the plane leaves and he doesn't have to stay over again.

      February 21, 2013 at 9:50 am |
      • Truth™

        Checked in and on time...

        February 21, 2013 at 10:07 am |
    • AleeD®@Turth™

      Four to six inches? Doesn't that make you about half way there? It's what I've heard. Maybe you can get more in tonight. ~_~

      February 21, 2013 at 10:11 am |
  6. Kat Kinsman

    Oh, I did something dumb with the publishing, I think. Apologies if you couldn't see this previously.

    February 21, 2013 at 9:02 am |
    • RichardHead

      The Black Chickens have risen up and are trying to take over the Klatsch......

      February 21, 2013 at 9:26 am |
      • Sir Biddle

        Can't all the chickens just get along.

        February 21, 2013 at 9:29 am |
        • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

          Chickens don't smoke.

          February 21, 2013 at 10:21 am |
        • Sir Biddle

          Hams do.

          February 21, 2013 at 10:28 am |
  7. Sir Biddle@Alee Not DDD

    Try buzz word bingo with another coworker during meetings. "where the rubber meets the road" and " low hanging fruit" are timeless classics that just can't seem to go away.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:55 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Other good choices: roadmap, synergy, eminence.

      February 21, 2013 at 9:05 am |
      • MicheleG™

        The road map to my low hanging fruits gets longer when I have less synergy.

        February 21, 2013 at 10:24 am |
        • Truth™@Biddle, Mary Shannon, MicheleG

          But at the end of the day, if we play as a team, and think outside the box, we'll all get on the same page to achieve market driven, customer-focused results that take us to the next level.

          Dang, but I HATED being management...

          February 21, 2013 at 10:43 am |
        • Sir Biddle@Truth

          I think I just threw up a little bit in the back of my mouth. Thank you for preparing me for my 11:00 meeting.

          February 21, 2013 at 10:57 am |
        • MicheleG™

          Truth – well done. You ran something up the flagpole and it was saluted!

          February 21, 2013 at 11:56 am |
        • AleeD®@Turth™, Sir Biddle, Mary S, MicheleG

          I'm with Biddle. It's hard enough trying to digest my dumpster lunch. ;)

          February 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
        • Truth™@AleeD

          And what's this I hear about unlimited access to use you?
          Have I missed a memo, or is that our new Safe Word?

          February 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@AleeD

          "I'm with Biddle" and "its hard enough" Boy, you can't wish for days like these!!!

          February 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm |
        • AleeD®@Turth™, Sir Biddle

          Apparently word gets around. Said directions were airbrushed on plywood – plain as day. Guess I made an impression. ~_~ Safe word? We don't need anything like that 'round here. You're always safe in my hands, Turth. All 6 to 12 inches of you ... r snow.

          SB, that's the motto in the dungeon: "Wish in one hand – your choice in the other." It usually ends up as the more, um, pleasant option. Failing that, there's always, "Mean people spit, nice people (what kind of bird was that ?)"

          February 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
        • Sir Biddle@AleeD

          See also: Hirundinidae

          February 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm |
        • AleeD®@Sir Bid

          Isn't that a car originally made in S. Korea?

          February 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm |
    • Sir Biddle

      Force multiplier and capacity building are current ones of the week here. BARF!

      February 21, 2013 at 9:26 am |
    • AleeD®@Sir Biddle & Mary S

      Niiiiice selections. Thank the corporate gods our veep knows his shizit and doesn't need to rely on buzz words to make a point. He has zero patience for corporate jargon. People who talk like that somehow manage to make it to the bottom of my respect list.

      Speaking of respect, walk on home boy:
      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkFqg5wAuFk&w=640&h=390]

      February 21, 2013 at 10:06 am |
  8. RichardHead@AleeD

    1. Pull the Fire Alarm.
    2.Drink massive quantity's of coffee.
    3.Eat fried foods and let loose some SBD;s.
    Your Welcome.

    February 21, 2013 at 8:30 am |
    • RichardHead

      Good Golly Ms. Molly....Moderated. Guess I'll eat some cherry pie while I await the results of the ModBots Tribunal.

      February 21, 2013 at 8:35 am |
      • AleeD®@RichHd

        Modbotz spell funny. They prefer that word to be spelled q-u-a-n-t-!-t-y. Picky bahstahds.

        February 21, 2013 at 10:01 am |
  9. spacecalculus

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCBIG28On0o&w=640&h=390]

    February 21, 2013 at 7:54 am |
  10. spacecalculus

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

    http://www.philosophy.uncc.edu/faculty/Phi_Intro.html

    February 21, 2013 at 7:48 am |
  11. Alee Not-D-Dumpster-Diver®

    However, there are some things worth diving down on. ~_~
    Good morning class! Today we will be learning how to be productive between meetings. Four of them to be Ed Zack Lee. Any hints or help as the class progresses, will be greatly appreciated.

    February 21, 2013 at 7:11 am |
    • Mary Shannon

      Are these laptops closed meetings or are they open? I rely on solitaire when I'm on endless meetings and need to concentrate just enough so I can't multi-task on email and stuff.

      February 21, 2013 at 9:07 am |
    • AleeD®@Mary S

      This is an old school, manufacturing company. No laptops in meetings and turn off your cell phones – unless there's a conference call factored in.

      February 21, 2013 at 9:59 am |
    • HarleyGirl

      Good morning folks! I have it so good. My boss, who loves to ski, has a house in Colorado. He leaves here on Dec 1, and I don't see him again until April. That alone makes me appreciate winter.
      My take on the picture: Oh good, I've been hired at Walmart as a greeter. My prayers have been answered.

      February 21, 2013 at 10:27 am |
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