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This is ok...I'll get through. I just need to have a good cry, maybe buy myself some flowers and maybe do some shopping at Victoria's Secret...
DONE! Been on the go since 8:30 this morning and am d-o-n-e, DONE Christmas shopping (Jingle bells, jingle bells, Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-o-o-o!). Now all I gotta do is have a wrap marathon mañana, then I can sit back & enjoy the rest of the holidays. Whew! Anybody else done?
My favorite wrapping paper is to give the gifts unwrapped but making sure the recipient's eyes are closed! Saves a WHOLE lot of hassle!
B-b-b-but, how do you put them under the tree without everyone seein' 'em?
Under the tree: DECOYS!
Ohhh......I like it!
Hey 'Sista-–Got any extra Scotch tape ? This Polish Duct tape ain't cuttin' it…...
Another school shooting...What on Earth is wrong with people...
Aw, crap. Where? At work, so haven't heard.
Perhaps People is too strong of a word. Let's try the New One-Folk's. Brother P… It's Not your State as it has happened in my State and others. How can a kid bring a shotgun ( which will later be changed into an Ak-47 by MSM ) into a school without being screened? Is another Affluence Defense in the making? Charge the Parents or Parent with a Major Crime and jail time.
Checka your E-mail 'Sista.
Ahhh. 44 deg. and raining. All's right with the world again....
So, tomorrow should be fun. First major snow storm here, the totals have been increasing. First it was 1-3 inches, then 5-6 inches now 6-10 inches....all followed by ice. Glad its a Saturday, anyway, even though I have a ton of things to get done this weekend.
Stay safe, everyone!
If you get ice, be prepared for this….projected insurance cost for Texas ice storm….$50 Million Dollars. Huddle with the Furries and watch FootyBall. Be safe and stay warm.
Good morning all, and Happy Friday. I had the strangest dream last night about an interception in the last quarter. Weird...
Yeah, that sucked. On the bright side, the guy I'm playing against in fantasy football championship was using Manning as a QB. Unfortunately, Moreno and Decker were no where to be found. It was sort of a wash game for me.
Too bad about the parking lot violence after the game, why people have to do that stuff is beyond me.
Alcohol and sports machismo makes for a VERY bad combination.
Down goes Peyton-Down goes Peyton.
Congress designated December 13 (Friday) as the National Day of the Horse. On this day, many Americans will celebrate the contributions horses have made to our country, including in battle.
and horse burgers
And don't forget Prince Charles wife Camilla-she's running the 6th race at Pimlico Friday.
Why wasn't I invited?
Crank this up and the beginning – while they're talking. They mention something about horses ... I think.
You speak Neigh ??
You guys are good! Here I was taking it seriously because I've had horses but you took it in an entirely different direction. Well done!
Jordan Linn Graham, who is accused of killing her husband by pushing him off a cliff has agreed to plead guilty.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled Eatocracy...
Good. Saves us time
Year end inventory day yesterday. Found out I can count – one, two, four, six. At least we got a free lunch out of it.
Was -9* when I woke up yesterday, -2* this morning. Apparently a heat wave is coming around noon as we approach 16*. Time to bust out the kilt to keep 'em dry.
Big game tonight. I need Knowshon and Decker to have giant games to get me out to an early lead in my fantasy footbal championship game. SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Don't worry, I think tonight's game will be close. Final score:
Good morning all, and a Happy Thursday from the mile High City...Supposed to hit a balmy fifty later today, but apparently the local weather crew is looking at something major closer to Christmas. Stay tuned.
Best wishes to AleeD...I feel you pain Darlin', as there is not much I would rather NOT do then go to a doctor. At least now you have minions to help with the paperwork.
Good idea, but how does one sew one's own sphincter shut? I suppose you would have to bend over in front of a mirror and look through the legs to get a good view.
Try Duct tape. It fixes everything.
'Cept ducts. ;)
Kinda silly, that. Call it something it ain't.
Happy Thursday, all! Hope everybody's staying warm today...
Good morning. Hope all you cold / snow-bounded folks find plenty of cheer in your cupboards to keep you warm.
Typical medical profession: go in to get tested for one thing and they find something else ... then completely focus on that "something else" instead. "We can't find that 'thing' you told us about, so we're going to focus on something we CAN see, treat, then charge you an arm & a leg for it." Um, no. We're going to focus on what I came in for and find out what it is. Then we'll deal with the other stuff. Ijits.
Fingers crossed and hugs your way!
Thank you sweet lady. It's mostly frustrating at this point. Dox and their staff are so overworked that they have to process patients like cattle. Sucks to have to moooo so much. ^_^
Interesting. I did lose some nunchucks a while back ...
Have you seen my Bong,man ??
There was an old woman, who swallowed a fly...
And what's behind the fly ... ?
There was an old woman,
who unzipped my fly,
I don't know why, she unzipped my fly...
Too Much! LOLZ
Check your E-Mail GranMaw !!
Allright! Lunch plans!
With me sitting here, not taking a lunch 'cuz I came in late, that all looks mighty good! While you're there, would please get for me an order of the Sp!cy Cukes, Sp!ced seaweed & sp!ced beef starters? I'll have my new minion stop by and pick them up from your office.
Would you prefer cash or will this be for beater ... I mean barter? ~_~
This one's on me Darlin'...
That means I get to li ck .... Whew! Definitely NSFW ...
I saw (and shared) on FB a Weather Channel map of the current temperatures in the US (some time yesterday) with the caption "Today is National Hate Florida Day".
It looks like Florida was the only state that hit 60o or above... the border with Alabama and Georgia is where it hit 50. Even LA was below 50.
G'morning all! Sorry I'm late. Had to drink some iodine & get my pitcher took. ;) What'd I miss?
I hope your innards smiled for the camera! And, hope everything is ok, of course!
Soooo-Do you Glow in the dark??
Smiling innards? ^_^ Yes. As the nice Englishman told me to take a deep breath and hold it, I made sure my intestines were up-turned.
Glow in the dark? I'll go check. Hang on ....
No glow, per se, but the #1 thing that was left behind was a very pale shade of blue.
Ha! #1 thing....I see what you did there!
Good morning all, from a downright balmy 21 degree Denver. Supposed to hit near fifty later this week, which will be nice.
How is everyone doing on this HumpDay?
Its a normal Wednesday for me, which means pretty much back to back calls all day. Joy. On the positive side, 2 days til the weekend.
Morning…A little warmer in Dallas at 30 degrees and people are still slipping and sliding on the leftover ice. At least Big Blue got a shower and is shining once again. Stay Safe and warm everyone.
Nowhere near as cold as you, but still 32 this AM. Still no snow.
Hanging in there. Cold, possible snow later. I need new shoes and new boots... and I hope to be able to take care of that tonight.... hope being the operative word.
Howdy ho back from the National Finals Rodeo (still going on) in Las Vegas! Stayed at The Rio but we checked out the South Point and I like it better!
Are we supposed to be proud of our leader when he does stupid stuff like this?
And Michelle looks thoroughly embarrassed, at least she has some clazz.
Wow. That was dignified. Any chance that was photoshopped?
Could be, although I've seen it on multiple news sources and I would expect someone would fact check before posting. But, that's probably what he'll say. :-(
That is not a selfie. It's him posing with two other people while one of them takes the shot.
Never thought you would ever see Bush and Bono in the same room together, never mind the same picture...
Good afternoon, folks. Its snowy and its cold, indoors and out. That's right...no heat this morning. The repair guys are here now trying to diagnose the problem(s). I've switched from coffee to hot chocolate so I don't get caffienated.
If you're getting winter weather, I hope all goes smoothly. It just started snowing here. And I forgot lunch... so I ordered Indian food (ponir tikka masala) for delivery.
I know I can Goodle what the heck ponir tikka masala is. But that takes the fun out of it. What is that?
Basically it's paneer (cheese) cubes in a creamy tomato sauce (the tikka masala part).
Well, I just found my Christmas gift for Sista' AleeD-–picture #17 on the foodie gift thread. :))
$42? That's cheap at half the size ... uh price!
Miley Cyrus ordered a dozen…..that foam finger just wasn't cuttin' it.
She's going to need alot of "Kentucky" for all those snausages.
At work, I'm blocked from pulling up item #6 to see the details, but I'm pretty sure that's going on my wish list. Love me some goooood whiskey.
Good Morning Kidz…..As for last nights football game--UNBEARABLE. That is all.
i c wut u did there
McCown was on fire. Can't really stop that kind of play. Especially with how DAL Def been playing this year. Miss Buddy Ryan?
Ms. Ryan is not the answer-We've got no defensive corners,middle linebackers,front line….I could go on and on but then it would sound just like the NY Giants. :((
Cowboys losing helped Niners Wildcard chances quite a bit, as did the Panthers loss on Sunday night
Top of the morning folks! Got some snow coming down outside, a cup of coffee next to me and a bunch of meetings to look forward to today. Hopefully everyone is being safe out there!
Sounds like my life, TWO. Are you a work at home person, too?
I can work from anywhere but prefer the office. If I am at home I tend to not work :)
Good morning all!
Who says there's no great news these days:
Let's hope he is coming to a town near you or me. The first and only time I saw him live was when in lived in VA, and he was the warm up act for Alabama. Who no one heard of....
I would expect him out here at least. Not sure how many CW acts you get back east. If it happens though, the usual gameplan applies. Would be fun.
Just one thing to utterly hate about this time of year. Funny article though...
Since I saw Despicable Me 1, I've been wanting my own minion. Guess what I got this weekend? ^_^
Just what you need a minion...That is why I never venture down to the dungeon...;)
Hmmm, then who's been leaving ice cream bowls down there? DJ eats right off the Cold Stone, so I know it's not him. You're the only other ice cream Ho' I know about 'round here.
How could I not want a minion? They're cute ... and most of them are the PERFECT height .... ~_~
Awesome day of football yesterday. Wild finishes, real-man weather, Niners are still alive, Seahawks lost their last game at Candlestick, and I move on to the championship game in my Fantasy League with a cash payout. I'll be getting at least $30 for second place, $80 if I win. Not bad! That's a free dinner at Red Lobster, lol.
Yeah, awesome to some. Anyway, I'm here to take my medicine:(
Turn your head and cough...
Shirley U Jest--All roads still lead through Seattle. It was just by a field goal-NOT a whooopin like last nites game. You'll see the Niners again soon enough.
True dat, brother man, true dat. Bring 'em on! Enjoy your down time and stay safe.
Interesting followup to a food related story...
Yep, A couple years in Riker's Island might give a needed Attitude Adjustment to this WACKO..
Dang--MODERATED by the Dreaded T I T !!
Ohhhhhh--I've got friends in LOW Places…………Let's PARTY !!
It didn't take long for that to come out. Heard rumors of this almost immediately
Guitar Mic…tap,tap-Guitar Mic….
ha ha, there was a delay in the posting of the other one...must be the cold weather here in Phoenix!! Yes, I am whining about 37* F...
At least your above freezing…..Good Luck today and tell MOM and Auntie HI for me, Plz.
Vicki, Marcia and Steven all pay the price for that day of drunken debauchery at the beach last Memorial Day weekend.
Do you prefer anthracite or lignite?
Diamonds will do
Anthracite and a visegrip will do it. Enjoy yourself.
Good Morning Winter Warriors-–Sooooo,I left N. Little Rock at 03:00 a.m this morning since the TV stations all said the roads are clear and NO Problemo's. I just now pulled into Texarkana and am searching for Snowman and Fred-I need an ice cold Coors Beer. I-30 is shut down about 45 miles up the road due to……..Ice. Imagine that. Things are still BAD in the DFW area,soooo--it's HOT Shower time…a BIG HOT Breakfast,and one more Goof OFF day. Once I hit Dallas ( when ? ) Big Blue will get a much needed Wash and Dry.
Onto the Good news, Bronco's WIN,SF Wins……and Eli Manning Loses–Again. GOOOOO Cowboy's.
@KAT-You have a very Unique and Special Christmas Tree. A job well done. Stay Safe and Warm All.
Good to know you are safe! Watched the weather news and Lil' Rock didn't look so good...
Good morning! Not so much snow around here, but about 1/2 inch of ice on the ground this morning. Funny we were just talking about ice creepers here last week, and I put mine to good use this morning. I wouldn't have been able to get across the deck and down the stairs with the furries without them!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, even if your favorite team is no longer in contention for anything.
Good morning all from a balmy seven degree Denver. On the bright side though, we are looking at fifties by the weekend. Will be nice. Best wishes to all on the east coast (nods to Mary Shannon, Jerv, SirBiddle and the rest) who will be dealing with snow. Stay safe all!
Good morning all. How 'bout some music to get the week rolling?
So ... how was your weekend?
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