Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Free-For-All

Since I am pretty much useless right now, keep everyone informed with what is going on in your life and beyond.

39 comments:

Stacey said...

I haven't read your blog in a week - I've had company. Did I miss something? Are you sick?

Kay said...

Stacey,

Marshall had surgery. Thank God it was not cancer related.

I think he "over did" everything yesterday.

I hope Marshall will rest today.
He never minds me when I tell him to slow down!

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

The turkey tetrazzini is great and the chocolate fudge is holding up well. Now I'm ready for a good and juicy steak with my special mushroom rice, salad and garlic bread.

I confidentially went in to Office Depot a few months ago and purchased Microsoft Standard 2007, especially to get Outlook 2007, so I wouldn't have to use Outlook Express. It has come to my attention, rather belatedly, that since Outlook 2007 was installed a few months ago, none of my e-mails has gone out. I am receiving e-mails, but my e-mails and replies to ones I receive have never been sent. I must address this problem today even if it means talking to yet someone else with AT&T in the Phillapines or India. I must do it! I must do it! I must do it!

dhcoop said...

Welcome home, Stacey! We've missed you.

I just had to walk across the road to our annex office and it is BEAUTIFUL outside!

So, who all is going to Chimneyville this weekend? I am going Sunday afternoon and am going to be on the lookout for watercolor!

mayberry said...

Hope you're feeling better soon MR. I didn't have to be chopped on yesterday but my medicine is making me feel yucky. Still prayin for ya.

Got to get past the queasiness! I got a birthday cake to make for my little girl tonight!

Kay said...

Sounds like we all need to go to Eagles to have lunch!

dhcoop said...

Eagle is always posting something that makes me hungry!

Katherine said...

Oooh -- you guys have to go enjoy Chimneyville for me! :) That was my favorite Mississippi shopping experience - I went every year and that's where I always got a bunch of our Christmas presents.
*sniff* wish I could be there!

Katherine said...

Speaking of food - I'm making cheese straws to take to a thing at a friend's house this weekend. Anyone want to wager on how many people won't know what they are?? :)

dhcoop said...

Katherine, I doubt anyone will. I lived in DC for 3 years amongst folks who didn't know what "nabs" were and thought I was nuts that I called a shopping cart a "buggy".

Watercolor said...

Woodturnings By John Leonard!
We'll be there in our red shirts!!!
at chimneyville that is!
pamela aka watercolor

Watercolor said...

hmmm.......
I don't know what a "nab" is....... heh.

cgamble75 said...

I LOVE cheese straws. My grandmother used to make the best ones.

Nabs are the little packs of cheese crackers with cheese or peanut butter inside. I guess we always called them nabs because of nabisco? I really don't know.

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

Yep, I know what nabs are and I have consumed my share. I love me some cheese straws and Primos makes them locally, but they are about $100.00 a pound, so I need to break down and make some of my very own.

I bit the bullet and contacted AT&T tech help. I, who have never entered a chat room, tried their online tech support by chatting online with an agent. He was so cute and located in Georgia. At the end he told me to have a great day and I told him I hoped they got lots of rain soon and he sent me a smiley face that winks at me. Aaaaawwwww! If I can manage an online chat, anyone can do it. (Well, I guess y'all knew you could do it before now!)

Marshall Ramsey said...

My co-worker Ruth, who now works in Clinton, makes the best Cheese-straws ever. She used to make them when people would leave. I would joke you got a cake at five years and cheese straws at 10. If I ever leave here, I hope Ruth makes me some cheese straws (I am coming up on 11 years, I have earned them!)

Stacey said...

That's a shame, boss. Get well soon and stuff. If you were to play connect the dots on your back, could you spell out "cancer sucks?"

The craft festival is nice and all, but don't forget about the Mustard Seed's annual open house tomorrow from 10-3. The Mustard Seed is a home for mentally challenged adults, and they have crafts for sale at their gift shop. Christmas shopping is always more awesome when you're buying something that's made in America and for a good cause. They'll have a bell choir performance at 11:30 am. The address is 1085 Luckney in Flowood. Please go and support them.

dhcoop said...

I can't believe a Mississippi girl didn't know what nabs are! I don't know why we call them nabs either. Never really thought about it!

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

"If you were to play connect the dots on your back, could you spell out "cancer sucks?" Stacey

Maybe not, but they can scare a woman and child out of the shark infested Gulf if handled just right.

Stacey said...

Um... sorry... what are nabs?

dhcoop said...

What do you call the little 6 pack of cheese or toast crackers with peanut butter or cheese inside?

regina Butler said...

Gamble correctly guessed why nabs are called what they are. Nabisco is the oldest distributor of them.

It's a name recognition thing like coke.

dhcoop said...

Interesting! That can be our trivia for the day.

So, who else calls a shopping cart a buggy?

regina Butler said...

I'm in the office for a moment to get some paperwork before I skip out on more of my day off.

Marshall, hope you feel better. And by the way, please tell your wife I wasn't drunk when I made one of those dishcloth's I gave you. I was watching ratatouli and I "turned" too soon on some of my rows at that one end. I was laughing so hard over that movie. sorry. It will clean just as good.

My grandmother started me making dishrags like that, and everyone I give one to says they clean wonderfully. I can't use anything else any more. They scrub great.

regina Butler said...

I do. Mamma always called it a buggy. I guess that comes from our grandparent's day. They are built like old baby buggies if you think about it.

Where's Ro said...

Katherine, people in VA knew what cheese straws were... Of course our circle of friends knew them more fondly as "Cheesy Poofs!" And yes, I know those aren't really cheese straws either. Wow! That has been ten years ago...

dhcoop said...

Good point! I never really thought about why we called them that, but they are built like baby buggies. I just know that the first time I went to the grocery in Rosslyn, VA with a friend and said "I'll get the buggy", I thought she was going to die laughing.

Stacey said...

Heh, missed cgamble's comment. I never thought they had a name - I just called them cheese crackers or peanut butter crackers. Interesting.

B Squared said...

definitely a "buggy" not a "shopping cart" I also remember being reprimanded by my HS english teacher for using the word "tote" as a verb, as in to tote the mail

my grandmother says that the Nabisco cheese crackers had the name where it wrapped around the package and all you really saw on the front was Nabs as the rest was on the side and back

Stacey said...

I like how y'all say "mash" instead of "press," as in "mash the button."

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

Mash the button; mash the gas; mash the potatoes; do the monster mash - it just goes on and on. Press just doesn't get er done!

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

Oh, I would love to have some cheese straws about now. Marshall, see if you can wrestle that recipe out of Ruth. I used to make some cheese things with Rice Krispies that were round, but had flour, cheese and pepper in them and they were good too, but not as good as cheese straws.

And yes, I have always called a buggy a buggy.

Stacey said...

Y'all need to mash your keyboards and give me a good recipe for eggnog. I've vowed to make this weekend all about laundry and eggnog. I just tried my first batch and I'm pretty sure I screwed it up completely. Can anyone give me tips or a good recipe? No alcohol, please.

dhcoop said...

I guess there are lots of "southernisms" out there.

Watercolor said...

Well, I'm not really a Mississippi girl, I just live here now... I'm a Texas born girl who grew up school years near New Orleans. Can I still play here? ;)

Watercolor said...

We are right in the center of the hall! Corner booth at the crossing of the main central aisles. Can't miss us! Support your favorite craftspeople!!! Buy from real people instead of corporations for Christmas! :)

Watercolor said...

dhcoop, we just called them cheesecrackers. one word. but they weren't popular food or anything to have a nickname.

yes, a shopping cart is a buggy. :)

Katherine said...

I definitely called them "buggies" before I moved up here. I have to confess that I call them "cart"s now (and so does my son . . .). That's what we called in Tennessee, too.

Well, the thing I'm going to is in Virginia, so maybe there's hope. Most of the people at our church (in VA by the way - yes we're crazy - we drive to a different state to go to church) are actually transplants from somewhere in the south, so (I think) they'll know a cheese straw when they see it. I just wondered about everyone else. :)

Katherine said...

I mean - we called them "buggies" in Tennessee, too. If only I could type . . .

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

Watercolor, you can play here anytime you want. I used to go to market in Dallas and lived in San Antonio for 4 years and I used to go to New Orleans a lot, so we speak the same language.