Nothing to say really, except this silent message for CC ••►
That’s it? No pictures… medals… trophies…. adjectives describing my agility? Ugh! That’s so cheap!
/mind heavy with suspicion/ Is that real gold – looks kind of false. How come it isn’t engraved? Did you just pick it up from the toy box? Why did I have to ask for it? I mean to say, is this first position in the village a classy win or not? And if it isn’t, why are so many people stepping on people’s toes to get in?
One of these days you’ll prolly hit me over the head with one of those socks to which Danny-O is always trying to lay exclusive claim.
Do any ever remarry after seeing psychologist Dr. Danny-O?
They don’t VC, Danny tells them it’s much more fun to remain uncommitted and just s***w around. I have failed so badly bringing up this puppy child.
Hush! Hang in there, CC. As a parent you are not alone, and I’m told that sometimes children (I assume puppy ones included) make a great turn around as they age.
I will live in hope then, VC – but morals wise, it’s not looking good.
*A-*hem* Am biting my lips here, but did you say ‘morals’? ‘Morals’? there really is SOMEthing to this ‘chips don’t fly far from ..’..Stop it, VC
*cough* *cough* I am really sorry to hear this. Good luck.
Whatcha sayin’, Missus?????
Uhm… nothing….nothing really. Just enjoying my love of words and the role they play in communication. A discussion of Danny’s morals coming from his ‘morally first’ mother is a real treat.
My only hope is that they don’t vote. Mostly because they’re too stupid to find the polling place.
These people must have to sign a release thingie for the video to be shown ….. why on earth would they do it? $$s????
You’d be amazed at what people will do to claim their 15 seconds of fame.
True, even when they humiliate themselves. Mindboggling.
I was wondering if they were told after that they were way off base and would be appearing on TV? The last time I saw Kimmell doing something similar (with the ACA and Obamacare) people were at least told afterwards that the two names referred to the same law. You know, I’m not sure I wouldn’t be caught in one of these, because a) I work on the assumption that the media (in my world anyways) wouldn’t start out with a lie and b) I rarely listen intelligently when in circumstances like this.
I’d just assume they have to give permission for their clips to be aired, but as LL suggested, some people will agree to flippin’ anything to get on the TeeVee – they’re probably thrilled! I remember those ACA ‘interviews’, my head is still sore from banging it on the desk.
What the …… where did ‘Welcome Home’ come from??????????
I’ve determined you’d make an awful horse race announcer. “Where the $#%& Miller’s Crossing come from?! He’s at 500 to 1!!”
Horse racing needs some entertainment, that kind of commentary would be fabulous!
I really think Meta should ask them for clarification about the 2nd Pastry Studio before the voting is over. You know how you can only vote once? Well, yesterday I tried the 2nd Pastry Studio just to check to see what would happen and it accepted my vote. The next time I went both P. Studios had my checkmark to say I’d voted, yet now, only the first one does, which technically means that I could vote again for the 2nd PS. Weird.
Sorry to be a tad petty but after seeing this recipe and the accompanying photo, kinda had me scratching my head in disbelief that it’s at the top spot.
Oh crikey Purpleshoes, that looks like something I’d bake
Chips, I just had a dream here at my desk…now listen…
If all of you create several new log-in names and passwords, you can vote under each one that you create.
That’s a disgraceful suggestion GGail. Back in a minute.
I’m at a loss as to how these other blogs can have so many more votes than we do. This is the only thing that came to me.
I’m alleging funny business by the current leader!!!
Chips, are you trying to tell us you prefer Kimmel or Fallon because of stupid people??? I really don’t think those are random people. Really? even the old folks didn’t know how to answer the Roosevelt question correctly?
It’s bizarre GGail, I would love to think they are actors ….. but
Oooooh, this could be the first scandal of the new late night wars! Kimmel staging actors to give stupid answers to simple questions!
Hmmmm, that would be extremely naughty!
East Coast v West Coast…
Continue the fight for Democratic values #Vote2014 http://t.co/4Ggvuywc1Q— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 18, 2014
Is people that dam stupid, not to know that FDR is dead.
So, one reason I’m not very worried about China overtaking the US as the world’s premier economic power.
China has the second largest economy in the world and has been growing at an astonishing rate for the past 30 years. In a documentary for the This World strand, the BBC’s new economics editor Robert Peston reveals that the vast majority of the enormous investments in industry and infrastructure has been built on credit, leaving huge debts and questions over how much of the money can ever be paid back.
Yes, I know, US debt stands at $17 trillion. But even with all our economic and political dysfunction, the US has advantages China doesn’t.
I never realized I had something in common with the Chinese economy, LL: everything on credit, nothing actually owned.
Not everything – you own us. In fact you won’t be able to get rid of most of us easily.
“You own us”
You had me at Hello!
Do I own you too Carol?!
Well a part of me. My devoted attention. . .
But I want to own all of you!!
Do you really want me or a babysitter for Danny.
Okay then, you can own me. May I bring my two dogs and cat and Hubby?
You, the hubby and dogs are fine Carol, come on over, a little concerned about the cat, though – is it Danny-friendly?
Thanks CaroleMaeWY for posting that lovely picture of Fort Monroe (some actually refer to it as Fortress Monroe – does this imply feminine? I must look up the difference); anyway not to sidetrack. My hubby and all 5 of his siblings were born on Fort Monroe in the hospital there. His Dad was stationed at Fort Monroe as was his Mom’s father. They met at a dance on the Fort, married there, then took a month or longer wedding trip across the United States to the Oregon coast and back (Dad had family in Oregon). Subsequently, they had 6 children there in only about 10 years time. They left Ft. Monroe when my hubby (the youngest) was three and spent 5 years in Germany, then Dad was transferred here to Redstone Arsenal. We were last in Ft. Monroe three years ago. It is fascinating and beautiful place. It is the only Fort with a moat around it. To anyone who is interested in checking out this latest national monument, also check out the Chamberlin Hotel there which has been restored and is not a “retirement home” which, oh gosh, I would love to retire to. It is open to the public for their Sunday brunches (over the top) and other activities. I love Fort Monroe, and Hampton, VA, and the entire area around the Chesapeake Bay there.
Oops, should be “is NOW a retirement home …”
You’re very welcome. Since I’ve missed so many posts and comments I don’t know what I can contribute, so when I see a tweet I think is interesting to TODers I post it. ♥ I love posting the ♥
Thanks for posting your very interesting story. I’m glad I didn’t miss it.
I peeped in and couldn’t stand seeing two Pastry Studio’s. The combining of the numbers won’t push meta into First, but would bring her closer to Joy, so I left a comment/request to combine Pastry Studio’s numbers.
We’ll see if it happens…
Oh wow, I completely missed that GGail, two Pastry Studios??
Wow, you guys are amazing. I’m blown away. TODers do love a contest!
Actually this is Nomination time …til the 21….top 10 nominations go on to the finals…then voting begins in earnest
Week 1 – Nomination: Nominate your favorite home design and cooking blogs from Friday, February 14 – Friday, February 21 (until midnight EST). Nominations are approved manually by the editors.
Week 2 – Voting: Vote on the ten finalists in each category Saturday, February 22 – Wednesday, Feb. 26 (until midnight EST).
Winners’ Weekend: Winners will be announced Friday February 28.
It’s National Drink Wine Day! Celebrate with our Sparkling Sangria: bit.ly/1kROOkX http://t.co/T4LrWsHPV9— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 18, 2014
Oh boy does that look refreshing! I’m in HZ’s part of SoCal and it’s 70 degrees F. That would hit the spot right about now!
wow that Lie Witness News video is very sad… laugh or cry, what to do. Not only are we kinda stupid in this country, but we’re also really dishonest. smh.
Many thanks again for all your support and votes, people. You are crazy super-fabulous.
I’ve gotten a lot of new hits to my blog and some new followers for my pastry twitter acct.
The only thing I ask going forward is that if you tweet about the contest, please don’t couple my two twitter accounts. (No one’s done that yet but I just wanted to caution!) I need to keep them separate – one is super political as you know and one is food biz.
Thank you, TODers! Free cookies everyone!
meta – how do you get the two Pastry Studio’s that’s listed combined? I left a comment on the contest blog
I have no idea. It’s weird that it happened that way. While they caution people to look at the list before nominating, I guess there isn’t any automated thing that rules out dupes. Maybe when they start tabulating, it will work out?
It better – or they’re gonna hear from TOD!!!
Wish that I could have voted for you more than once Meta.
*cough* *cough* (you can COS … just use different email address) *cough* *cough*
Nah, no worries. We can play fair!
So Chips………I am the Proud “Kookum” (that’s grandma in the Cree Language) of a Beautiful Cree/Ojibway Baby Girl. Keira was welcomed into the world of her ancestors at 10:26 this morning. She and Mom are health, my son is tired and quite pleased with himself.
And I can’t seem to wipe the smile off me face. For the Grandmas and Grandpas here is it Normal to want to stop and tell everyone you meet the news??
YES ber it is Congratulations to you, mama and papa.. and to that new bundle of love & joy!
Congratulations to you and the family!
As one who just joined the club this past December gushing is done 24/7 and all my friends and family have been been very tolerant of me. So you go right ahead and tell the world because there is no greater joy than that 1st grand baby.
Yes it is normal to want to tell everyone the good news. You will be trying to insert these glad tidings in every conversation, find a way to mention this new sweetness, no matter the topic. Even here, I would find a way—–usually a real stretch, like “that impressive PBO appearance today reminds me of my impressive new grandbaby”…etc. Congrats to all! Love her name too!
Thank you to all the grandpas and grandmas, shall Carry On
Congrats to you and your family.
Welcome to the world, baby Keira.
Not only normal – it’s compulsory to talk about grandbabes – every chance I get I add in the wonders of my grandbabe (17 months on). Congratulations to everyone – but especially the grandma – life is so sweet with a little granddaughter – all the love in the world in a tiny bundle of joy.
Congratulations, that is wonderful news!!!! Blessings on the whole family!!1
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ber, that is absolutely blissful news, I am so, so, so, so thrilled for you! Love and hugs to Keira (hey, that’s almost Irish – well, if it was Ciara it would have been), you and the proud parents, wonderful!!!
Thanks Chips. It was a Humbling and Awe Inspiring experience and it’s only the beginning
What a lovely phrase “welcomed into the world of her ancestors” Keira is such a beautiful name. Congratulations Kookum! Best wishes to the happy parents. Chuckling to myself that your son is the one who’s exhausted..
Yep….he’s the one who needed the most reassurance……
Overjoyed for you Ber, you’ll be a very lovely grandmother!
CONGRATULATIONS, Grandma, Mommy and Daddy, and special welcome to Baby Keira!
Thank You V.C aka “the quiet one”.
Ber, can’t remember if you said whether Keira is your 1st grandchild or not, but going by the other proud grandparents here, you are in for some fun times, and some proud times. Enjoy every moment!
She is my first grand baby and I am so looking forward to watching her learn and grow so Thank You again.
Congratulations, proud new Kookum! Very best wishes for you new baby and family.
Congrats “Kookum” and blessings from on high to your whole family. Baby Keira will be loved by us all. Please provide pictures ASAP.
What a joy! You will never be the same…..the kind of love there is no way to explain.
I would if I could…..master on ‘turning on computer’ here…….umm that’s about it. Will consult with son
ber6964, we are patient “god parents” we will wait for pictures
We are NOT patient – we want them NOW!!!!
So very, very thrilled for you, Ber. No more wonderful feeling that having your first grandchild. Many, many blessings on the little one and her mom, dad and “kookum.” What a great word.
no need to stop smiling!!
Awww. Welcome to the wonderful world of grandparenting. All the best to baby and family!
hahaha…your son is tired and quite pleased with himself….
Congratsssssssssss to you….Keira….what a beautiful name….what does it mean?
This past weekend was our visit the grandkids time. (Of course we see the son and d-I-l too) We had dinner with the gkids while mom and dad went out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. We had a great time. My husband is already planning to do the same thing next time we visit…..grandkids are beyond compare! We are so enjoying watching them grow up, and so proud. #1 grandson is first chair saxophone in his middle school orchestra…..#2 is a soccer and basketball player, and a jokester. The youngest….the girl…..runs the house and plays Barbies. She and I played heigh-ho Cherry-o, dominoes, and I read Dr. Seuss to her at least six times! You are in for wonderful times!!!!
Congratulations, ber on being a grandma. My thoughts and prayer to the proud parents and their families.
Gubernatorial candidate and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford (R), who is under fire for sexual harassment allegations and of inappropriately rooming with his assistant, notified media outlets Tuesday that he had decided to pull his campaign ads statewide effectively immediately.
In an email to TPM, Rutherford spokesman Brian Sterling stressed that the candidate was not dropping out of the race:
In light of recent outside efforts, the campaign released reserves it had placed on some future TV time. Nothing was canceled.
His TV commercials are up this week in most of the state. The campaign will evaluate future markets going forward.
He is not dropping out of the race.
A week earlier Rutherford announced that he would not release the findings of a taxpayer-funded investigation which he had previously said would clear his name from the sexual harassment accusations. Rutherford strongly denies the accusations.
Separately, The Chicago Tribune reported that Rutherford regularly slept in hotel rooms with his executive assistant and stayed together in a studio apartment in Chicago. Rutherford said it was to save money.
Hello TOD family!
Just catching up from two days. Whew!
Love you all.
Donna, I left you a message on the last post requesting a list of all the Did You Know?
I need to encourage a group of AA young male who are having a of difficult time understanding why they are feared and hated. Especially when they are emulated and admired in certain areas.
If Ms. Chips is around, you have my permission to get my e-mail.
Hellooooooo LDS, no problem at all, will I send Donna the email address you use to sign in here?
Thanks Chips I already have it from the Inauguration meetup. I’ll get those to LDS this week.
Yes, thank you so much, Ms. Chips. How are you and Danny Boy?
I don’t know what else to do but send positive messages. It is the least I can do.
It pains me so. It reminds me of the little boy asking POB early on, ” Why do they hate you?”
Of course, OUR President answered with grace and style. It hurts me to hear him answer that question then and to hear these young men ask it now.
It is not easy to move on from this because SYG law is is evil. It is another way of lynching. What is evil that it does not take a mob to do the act. It only takes one person sitting on the jury to hate. There is nothing fearful when you feel you have the right hate.
I have hear Rev. Al say that Jim Crow has put on a suit and now is James Esq. in the courtroom(paraphrase).
I invite everyone here to sit in a criminal courtroom one day. You will not be the same……
Hiya LDS, that was one of the most powerful quotes I’ve ever heard, it was from Myrlie Evers-Williams:
“Jim Crow is alive, and it’s dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend, instead of a white robe.”
Thak you, Ms. Chips.
It sent chills throughout my body coming from a woman whose husband was slaine in your own driveway while your children were inside.
Myrlie Evans, Jackie Kennedy, Coretta King are women who knows what real pain feels like and continue to raise children……
Astonishing women LDS, the losses they suffered are unimaginable, yet they all battled on. Inspirational.
Kiev is on fire……..check out CNN
Wow, just turned it on Linda, utterly terrifying, when will it ever end?
Yes…it is terrifying…..
Follow #Euromaidan on Twitter …. many of the tweets are in English …
Rabbit Island in Japan?
I. Am. Not. Going. To. Sleep.
So sorry Lady Chips. I hope you had a good sleep Rabbits or No Rabbits
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