Lemonade

*Lemon Trees on Mercury

305 Comments

  1. This post sure is roomy. And it has that new post smell.

  2. Wonderful. 7AM Pacific, and MJ’s lemon party has already started.

  3. G’Morning.

  4. And it has that new post smell.

    Fresh lemony scent.

  5. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I … no, I didn’t, she did!

  6. This poat sucks harder than Wiserbud in the bathroom at the Blue Oyster on Friday night.

  7. Morning all.

  8. There is no way I am commenting on this!

  9. Crap.

  10. Strong prayers going up for Patty Ann this morning…

  11. *Checks first comment to make sure there’s a lemon party reference*

    *Awards gold star to Rich*

  12. What shall we talk about? Citrus?

    I noticed that Cathy mentioned a Texas Ruby Red grapfruit on here yesterday. Those rock harder than all other citrus combined. If you’ve never had one, then you suck.

  13. MJ ruined the lemony smell with urine.

    Good going, douche.

    10:30 and I’m in from gardening. Too frakin hot now.

    Got the veggie beds all done though. Just need to figure out where to put my new perennials.

    MAAARRRREEE.’

    Why did you let me buy them?

  14. How about a Lemonade stand?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzkC6fI64fI

  15. Ok. This gal is cute… and does a much better video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHdCSimyG-0&feature=fvsr

  16. I need someone to come over and help me decide where to put things.

  17. IN MY GARDEN.

    SYWM

  18. Hey Cathy, you might maybe oughtta shorten those vids in your comments before Chiefie gets here. Hell hath no fury like a rascal-riding dial-up-using grouchy retired guy.

  19. One of teh best things about being off the digitalis is being able to eat Texas Ruby Red grapefruit again. Yum.

  20. Did that guy actually lick the lemon in the video??! I don’t think it means what he thinks it means.

  21. Guess I ought to learn how to do that. n Or just delete ’em.

  22. Don’t delete: just leave off the first seven characters when you paste; i.e. take off the
    “http://”.

    Lemon Squeezie

  23. Cyn. Clarification needed.

    Does Chief not want the video displayed in the comment? I can do a hyperlink.

    Or do I need to make an adjustment in the YouTube video that shortens up the running?

  24. I know what you mean about enjoying stuff after medicines Roamy. I couldn’t WAIT to have Fresca again.

  25. Thanks for the clarification.

    I’ll edit.

    I like the pictures in the commentary… didin’t realize we had rulz beyond no-nip here.

  26. Chief is a nazi, Cathy. But he’s not your father.

    STAND UP TO HIM.

  27. no nip is a stupid rule

  28. After you paste your link, it will show up with the “http://”. Simply delete those first seven characters before you push the button to post comment.

    Correct; MCPO doesn’t like to see the vids in the comments. I think that they’re hard on the bandwidth; this might apply to Carin too.

  29. Correct; MCPO doesn’t like to see the vids in the comments. I think that they’re hard on the bandwidth; this might apply to Carin too.

    Thanks. Bandwidth, huh.

  30. Cathy, not really a “rule” but embedding the vid slows down the page loads. And makes MCPO grumpy.

  31. Thanks. Done. And done.

  32. Yea, and someday I want to learn how to shorten up the run time on a YouTube video. That would be a cool thing to know how to do. I could have shown our Asian-guy licking that lemon in the rap video, for example.

  33. … but haven’t even had my first cup of Java yet.

    Wassa with me this a.m.?

    *praying for PattyAnn*

  34. Fuck Karzai and fuck the NYT.

    You gotta read 10/11 paragraphs in to read this:

    Then after an airstrike Saturday night that killed several civilians in the Now Zad district of Helmand Province, the president issued a “last” warning to NATO forces that airstrikes that end in civilian casualties must stop. NATO, in an apologetic statement after the attack, acknowledged that nine civilians had been killed. The strike was aimed at a group of five insurgents who had ambushed a Marine foot patrol, killing one of them, and then continued to fire on the patrol from inside a compound.

    “Unfortunately, the compound the insurgents purposefully occupied was later discovered to house innocent civilians,” the official, Maj. Gen. John Toolan, commander of NATO forces in the southwest region, said in the statement.

    They have fucking backward culture that 1)has men hiding behind women and children and/or 2) women and children who are perfectly OK with being used as pawn by jihadists.

    Fuck them all. i’m sick of it.

  35. >> That would be a cool thing to know how to do.

    add

    #t=5m40s (for example, 5 minutes and 40 seconds, just change the numbers) to the end of the youtube link

  36. Anybody know the schedule on PattyAnn’s surgery today?

  37. no nip is a stupid rule
    —————————-
    Finally, someone said it. This is exactly how the tea party started. EXACTLY.

  38. *Awards gold star to Rich*

    Ouch! That won”t work, it’s too pointy.

  39. Plus, this:

    A United Nations report said that 2,777 civilians died last year, the worst since the war began, but that the number of those killed by NATO forces had fallen to 16 percent. Insurgents accounted for 75 percent of the deaths, while responsible parties for the remaining deaths could not be identified.

    Yea, we don’t care so much about that 75% that are killed by the insurgents.

    r. Karzai on Tuesday also condemned the insurgents who have stepped up their campaign this spring, including a bombing in Takhar Province on Saturday that killed the senior police commander for the northern region, Gen. Daoud Daoud, and five others. But the president added that “when NATO forces kill and wound Afghan people, the Afghan people will not accept this, because NATO came to protect this country.”

    Oh, well goody for him. NATO came to protect, but the people there are little bitches w/o honor.

    What are you to do?

  40. > That would be a cool thing to know how to do.

    add

    #t=5m40s (for example, 5 minutes and 40 seconds, just change the numbers) to the end of the youtube link

    AWESOME!

    *Dave gets sloppy kisses and squishy hugs this morning*

  41. Finally, someone said it. This is exactly how the tea party started. EXACTLY.

    Go with it MJ…. the TEAT Party.

  42. I think it was 10 am CST, Hotspurt.

  43. Carin. Thanks for your rant, if I can call it that. I read and agree and am equally frustrated and angry.

  44. What are you to do?

    Glass parking lot?

  45. Thanks, Clint and Cyn.

  46. no nip is a stupid rule

    I aglee

  47. I say we should FREE THE NIPPLES!!!!

  48. Set Them Free!!!

  49. Update from Dick:

    PA was in good spirits this morning. As the time for her to go into surgery grew near, more techs and other folks were coming into the room.
    Her surgery may not start until noon now, but nobody around was certain.

  50. Prayers for Patty Ann and family

  51. Wait…does talking about nips violate the “no nips” rule?

  52. Thank you for the update Jay.

  53. Wall-to-wall Casey Anthony trial coverage here. Ugh.

  54. >> Wait…does talking about nips violate the “no nips” rule?

    I hope so.

    FREEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMM!

  55. Seliousry, what we do to make you so angly at us?

  56. http://is.gd/eYopL6

    heh heh

  57. If you all are going to free nips, you better unleash the peen, too.

  58. http://tinyurl.com/mfsxjo

  59. 14th amendment, things Thomas Jefferson wanted but couldn’t get in the first draft.

  60. If you all are going to free nips, you better unleash the peen, too

    Anthony Weiner called, and wishes to subscribe to your newsletter.

  61. Wall-to-wall Casey Anthony trial coverage here. Ugh.

    Couldn’t somoene just shiv her in the shower and put an end to this national nightmare of media coverage?

  62. Weiner Freedom? Please just no.

  63. Beasn, are you really SURE you want me to unleash my peen?

  64. Things I learned from the media coverage of Anthony Weiner’s weiner:

    1. don’t do this.

    2. “co-ed” is still a term used by the media, as if they pulled out a 1967 version of their style guide cause somebody swiped the current one.

    3. also, don’t do this.

  65. xbrad, no. You’re too familiar.

    It will be a peen of our choosing for HHD.

  66. Someone get over here and tell me what color to put on my walls.

  67. And it won’t be blatant, in your face.

  68. Is beasn in charge of HHD tomorrow?

  69. It will be a peen of our choosing for HHD.

    *pays extra for the bonus sections of beasn’s newsletter*

  70. As if I needed another reason to Eat Mor Chikin: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/268419/stopping-hate-matthew-shaffer

  71. I’ve already got HHD done for tomorrow, but I’ll gladly trash mine to see beasns. Gladly.

  72. Someone get over here and tell me what color to put on my walls.

    Honestly?

    Go look at the following Sherwin Williams colors:
    Kilim Beige SW 6106, Nomadic Desert SW 6107, Latte SW 6108.

    These three are different values of the same basic color and they all work well with either cool or warm color schemes in the room. Most paint store folks are well aware of these– and a lot of homes being staged for sale use these colors. Good real estate agents know about this also, btw.

  73. Guilty.

    http://tinyurl.com/3tzykjk

  74. I’m working on HHD for next week, the 8th, btw. But I’d be glad to move out of the way if beasn’s got something she wants to do.

  75. HotAir: Breaking: Kloppenberg Concedes

    Finally! I thought she might try to contest the election again.

  76. Guilty. http://tinyurl.com/3tzykjk

    Yep. Like many libs he’s a liar. Saw him on Hannity after his famous speech rant. His mouth moves but the stuff between the ears was not working. Libs need to lie to advance their agenda.

    He should have just admitted it was his peen, (honestly, it looks like a nice one) but when you are a liar, you lie.

  77. Ahh, life in Mayberry: http://tinyurl.com/3dg54y4

    This was a good time. Especially the 5th grade band performance featuring AndyDaughter.

  78. Guilty.

    Of being the Washington State woman?

  79. He should have just admitted it was his peen,

    I’m not all that worked up about this, expect for how it, yet again, exposes the bias of the media.

    I mean, this has got to be the most blatant example as we have ever seen.

  80. Especially the 5th grade band performance featuring AndyDaughter.

    sweet.

  81. Oh there’s even a pic of the band. Very Cool Andy!

  82. Of being the Washington State woman?

    http://tinyurl.com/2d3ndht

  83. Here ’til Thursday! Try the veal!

  84. Cathy…nail…head. Liars lie. I really hope that the story gets outside the rightwing blogosphere. I can dream, can’t I?

  85. No, I’m not doing HHD. I’m fretting over paint samples.

  86. can anyone explain to me why Drudge is not reporting on the Weiner story?

  87. He should have just admitted it was his peen,

    Or his wife’s. But then that opens up another bag of worms……

    BA DA BUMP!!

  88. Cmon, his wife is Huma. She’s probably over at Hillary’s house, anyway.

  89. No, I’m not doing HHD. I’m fretting over paint samples.

    Beasn. Cyn and I will do HHD. YOU get your cute butt to a Sherwin Williams and look at Kilim Beige, Nomadic Desert, and Latte. (see comment @ 12:12 p.m.)

    I’m. Not. Kidding.

  90. Nothing in the drudge archives even. Too hot? Saving for later today? Interesting though.

    ——

    Or his wife’s. But then that opens up another bag of worms……

    HAHA!

  91. can anyone explain to me why Drudge is not reporting on the Weiner story?

    They wanna stay above the belt?

  92. They wanna stay above the belt?

    would that be the same Drudge who made his bones on the Clinton scandal?

    I think it’s more that the story broke on Brietbart and Drudge seems to have serious problems with him.

  93. a) George Will is dead to me.

    b) Was the “picture” of Weiner’s Wiener just that stupid one where he’s wearing grey undies? If so, I shouldn’t say it’s his because it’s small and pathetic.

  94. Cmon, his wife is Huma. She’s probably over at Hillary’s house, anyway.

    I know. Hillary is catcher. I think.

  95. Cathy, I wrote those down and am leaving in a few minutes. I found a Sherwin Williams three miles from here.

  96. Mare, I suspect Wiener likes him some wiener.

  97. I think it’s more that the story broke on Brietbart and Drudge seems to have serious problems with him.

    That’s interesting. I thought the two of them were buddies. Is Mr. Matt jealous?

  98. “Mare, I suspect Wiener likes him some wiener.”

    Ahhhhh

  99. Gotta love MSNBC:

    Top political headlines:

    Obama names businessman Bryson to Commerce post
    House to reject debt limit increase without cuts
    Palin bus tour leaves Washington — but for where?
    Palin a no-show for fans at Civil War battlefield
    High court voids civil rights suit against Ashcroft
    Romney labels Obama ‘ineffective president’
    NY rep hires lawyer after Twitter account hacked
    Bachmann: GOP race can handle me and Palin

    Palin named 3 times, every other headline names the politician in the story, except for one…..

    So we’ve gone from “Guess the party” to “Guess the politician”

    From what I understand (I don’t watch this channel) MSNBC has already decided that it’s a stone-cold fact that Weiner’s accounts were hacked. No evidence required, other that Weiner’s word. Good enough for them, I guess.

  100. That’s interesting. I thought the two of them were buddies. Is Mr. Matt jealous?

    Andy used to work for/with Drudge, before setting out on his own. I think Drudge is a tad upset with Andy’s success.

  101. Any word on when PA’s surgery is scheduled to start? Sounds like it got pushed back, and they may be there until the wee hours of the morning at this rate….

    Mornin’ all – got phone issues semi-resolved….

  102. That’s weak-assed shit if that is the deal. I always thought it was a high honor when an underling surpases you.

  103. That’s weak-assed shit if that is the deal. I always thought it was a high honor when an underling surpases you.

    Eh, I have no proof other than it seems like Drudge is always slow to report on anything Brietbart breaks. If he ever does at all.

  104. like Drudge is always slow to report on anything Brietbart breaks. If he ever does at all.

    And this bit of salacious news is usually right up Drudge’s alley.

  105. “Stupid for America”

    More like, “Two Stupids in America”

  106. Or, “Too Stupid For America”

  107. I HATE all things Casey Anthony.

  108. Dangit. Just found some poison ivy in my one bed. I sure hope I got it off of my skin in time.

    *paranoia itch

  109. Really carin? Poison ivy in your bed? How odd.

    *grabs bag of poison ivy
    *sneaks out of carin’s house

  110. I HATE all things Casey Anthony.

    Don’t tell count.

  111. Also, I had to come inside and identify the young Joe Pie weed plant.

    I lurv that stuff, but i forgot what the young plant looks like.

    Back to work.

  112. Here’s a quick pic mashup I did, just cuz…

  113. Here’s a quick pic mashup I did, just cuz…

    surprise

  114. shocked even

  115. Hahahaha PJ!

  116. That’s weak-assed shit if that is the deal. I always thought it was a high honor when an underling surpases you.

    Eh, I have no proof other than it seems like Drudge is always slow to report on anything Brietbart breaks. If he ever does at all.

    Have a hard time thinking it’s jealousy. Dunno shit, but I’d rather put the best construction on it and see them as two guys with different approaches to present conservative media. I’ve met Breitbart and listened to him speak… He was on fire and has tons of passion… lots of emotion. Breitbart came across to me as being very sharp but maybe not as academic. Drudge might be more ‘in the head’ thinker that does better analysis long term. Breitbart knows how to market and present and I give him a ton of credit for knowing how to deal with the libs when he was coaching James O’Keeffe on how to do a slow release of his videos exposing ACORN and all. Both are talented guys… but in different ways.

  117. I find it really difficult to even guess how Matt Drudge is. I’ve heard his radio show before and it was very “meh” to me. His website doesn’t give much analysis, just links with titles that are often misleading to get the public riled up.

    I’ve been frustrated lately going to links from Drudge and realizing I’d been duped when I actually read the article and then saw the idiotic commenters who obviously didn’t read the article, only the headline Drudge posted for the article.

    I feel Breitbart is academic enough for me and for what he’s doing. He knows the facts and isn’t afraid to use them against reporters. He’s definitely passionate, but has been calm and sticks to his guns during interviews.

  118. I also enjoy that he takes these fools head on. Drudge just kinda hides behind his link.

    The educated like Krauthammer hang out and be intellectual, but who actually listens to him other than the choir?

    Can you tell I have a hard-on for Breitbart?

  119. PJM is very thoughtful and content driven today. I agree with her and not only want her newsletter, but also, her beauty secrets.

  120. Sorry mare. I can change. I can. OMG!! Are you breaking up with me?

    *grabs mare’s ankles

    I love you, mare. I love you.!

  121. Ok, time to go slap crap food on a tray for 200 junior schoolers

  122. No, seriously, PJM… I liked your comments.

  123. You really are breaking up with me?

    hahaha, I just figured I had to be retarded again or my reputation would be ruined.

  124. Cutest customers ever. This little old couple brought some parts in. They were so dang cute!

  125. You are on to sumpin, PJM.

    Cutest customers ever. This little old couple brought some parts in. They were so dang cute!

    Sohos, you are having fun at your job. *does happy dance*

    Just got off the phone with one of Governor Rick Perry’s staff members… about the special session he’s called and what I want him to include in the agenda set for the next month (extension). Felt good. Not done that before, but I’ll be doing it again. Woo-hoo!

  126. Andy, if you are around, please check your email!

  127. Just called John, PattyAnn’s hubby. She’s been in surgery for about 2 hours already and it is now estimated that the surgery will take a total of 8-10 hours. John’s in good spirits.

  128. Andy, if you are around, please check your email!

    *checks email

    sigh

  129. I WILL NEVER BREAK UP WITH PJM!!!!

    I don’t care what the retraining order says!!

  130. Howdy, all y’all. just in from the golf course. 93F with 80% humidity. I’m glad I didn’t try to walk it.

    All my positive thoughts going out to Patty Ann, John and the surgery team. C’mon people! Make me proud!

  131. George Will only got it half right. Nuclear weapons should not be given to any woman including Palin.

  132. Email checked.

    I was expecting nekkid pictures, but I guess that’s all on Twitter now.

  133. D’oh!

  134. I don’t care what the retraining order says!!

    ummmm… can I watch this retraining of which you speak?

  135. Okay Cathy, I’ve got the lighter color of Kilim Beige on the wall the fireplace sits. Might keep that one the contrasting wall and paint the others an even lighter version of it or a cream because the family room runs right into the kitchen.

  136. Nuclear weapons should not be given to any woman including Palin.

    Why? Because we don’t screw around when you piss us off? Or some of us don’t.

    *eyeballs certain cultures and cities*

    I believe in a clean slate, I do.

  137. Sounds like a plan Beasn.

    I’ve also used that lighter one. Did you get Divine White SW 6105?

  138. Wiser – Check your G-spot!

  139. *eyeballs certain cultures and cities*

    I believe in a clean slate, I do.

    How about we start with any culture/government that does “virginity checks” Beasn.

    I’m in!

  140. HAHAHAHA……best retraining video EVAH!

  141. I used the Sherwin-Williams “latte” on the front wall and fireplace surround here in the Hobbit Hole. The rest we painted with a color called, “white birch”. We are quite happy with it.

  142. For you kids out there. . .

    http://fwd4.me/02m6

  143. beans, I sent you a photo to your FacePlump page of the color we discussed this morning. Go there or be square.

  144. For you grampa’s out there…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWXcjYNZais

  145. beasn, even.

  146. Did you get Divine White SW 6105?

    Not yet. Going to see if Mr. beasn likes this and then I will proceed. Will use divine white on the other walls in there and possibly use the Kilim in the bay. Question is how can I transition that through and into the kitchen?

    I’m thinking I may need something brighter or kitchenier.

  147. Looks like my email has been hacked. My sister just forwarded back to me a link I never sent out and facebook is telling me that my email is invalid again.

    How does one fix that?

  148. beasn: run a really good virus scan like malwarebytes or iobit or cc. maybe that will fix it.

  149. When we did the major renovation at our home in Dublin a few years ago (well documented @ IB) we used the exact same color all through the common areas.

    If you want a room brighter, one way to make that happen is with additional lighting… task lighting, accent lighting, or general lighting. I’m sure you can find tips and advice at the HGTV website or equivalent. I really got into understanding lighting needs in a room and Batman has been very appreciative of the enhancements at that house and this one. Sometimes trying to use a particular paint to ‘brighten’ a room can really flop.

    Kudos, Chief. That Sherwin Williams ‘Latte’ is a winner.

  150. Might wanna change your password too.

  151. And just fyi about your ‘transition’ from one room to the next…

    When we repainted my mom’s house to stage it for sale back this past winter, we decided to not repaint my mom’s bath off the master suite. So we simply ran some painter’s blue-tape vertically, painted up to that point, and then removed the painter’s tape. Fin. No prob and barely noticeable. It depends on your change in color, but it’s worth a try to save time and money.

  152. We’ve got a large bay in the family room and a small one in the kitchen. Taping at the short point of either bay, three feet apart, might work.

  153. Let us know if you need some ideas for new passwords beasn! I’m sure we could think up some good ones.

  154. Password Solutions™!

    >> Why? Because we don’t screw around when you piss us off? Or some of us don’t.

    I rest my case.

  155. Wimmins In the White House Solutions™!

    for solutions that make Sense.

  156. Password Solutions™!

    Here’s one for you:
    –BeaSns4Prezident2012!HellYeah!

  157. BeaSnKicksAsS

  158. BeaSnWillKillU

  159. BeAsN_hasTehHulkSmashFists

  160. BeaSnDoezCupCakes

  161. BeaSnhazIcing

  162. BeaSnhazTehBigpanTies

  163. PAintingLikeCrazyBeasnsss!

  164. Listening to Hannity on the radio.

    Early on, Mare, he mentioned his concern about the ‘virginity checks’ btw…

    But I just heard that Anthony Wiener ONLY has about 200 people who follow him on Twitter. That’s hilarious!!!

  165. That’s not right, Cathy.

    He only follows about 200 people. He has around 45,000 people who follow him.

  166. Thanks for the correction, Andy. Hannity got it wrong then.

    John texted me about 45 minutes ago (2:30 p.m. Texas time) saying that O.R. updated them, they are about half-way through the surgery and that PattyAnn is stable. Sorry… was charging the cellphone so just now getting to it. Sounds like it might be progressing better than expected. Let’s hope.

  167. I may have heard Hannity wrong. I don’t Tweet or follow anyone who does… so I’m ignorant about it.

  168. PAintingLikeCrazyBeasnsss!

    ^ This one is hilarious if said with a Spanish accent!

  169. HGTV Trivia:

    Who was the first couple ever featured on HGTV’s Dream House?

  170. Who was the first couple ever featured on HGTV’s Dream House?

    You?

  171. Who was the first couple ever featured on HGTV’s Dream House?

    GMLand’s bruised testicles

  172. You?

    Winner!

    GMLand’s bruised testicles

    Weiner!

  173. Was it that couple with the 11,000 children here in AZ?

  174. GLand, You must splain yourself…

    pretty please

  175. Weiner!

    Swollen with a purple head is no way to go through life son.

  176. Another text update from PattyAnn’s hubby, John:

    Update from operating room. Still a long way to go. Vitals ok.

  177. After meeting Beasn, her gravatar is a hoot. Cute as a bugs ear. She looked to me like exactly what a director would be looking for to play Tinkerbelle.

  178. Ok. today was chicken nugget day at school.

    barf

    anything else exciting going on today?

  179. Was it that couple with the 11,000 children here in AZ?

    Oh come on! I was only there one night.

  180. She looked to me like exactly what a director would be looking for to play Tinkerbelle.

    She’s definitely adorable………at least what I could see from the pics.

  181. Why? Because we don’t screw around when you piss us off? Or some of us don’t.

    I rest my case.

    No you don’t either. Nothing wrong with taking care of business instead of dragging the inevitable out.

  182. She looked to me like exactly what a director would be looking for to play Tinkerbelle.

    *sniffs Michael’s beverage*

    You are drinking again, aren’t you?

    Tinkerbell? Maybe your third grade teacher but not Tinkerbell.

    *gets out ruler*

  183. Looks like my email has been hacked. My sister just forwarded back to me a link I never sent out and facebook is telling me that my email is invalid again.

    How does one fix that?

    Get a gmail account.

  184. Like gmail never gets hacked.

  185. Beasn – Is Beasnette going to attend the same school as Beasnson next fall?

  186. Like gmail never gets hacked.

    we have to “encourage” all the teachers in the school district not to use their yahoo accounts and to use gmail if they’re going to use something other than their district account.

    yahoo and hotmail have bad joojoo

  187. She looked to me like exactly what a director would be looking for to play Tinkerbelle.

    *sniffs Michael’s beverage*
    You are drinking again, aren’t you?
    Tinkerbell? Maybe your third grade teacher but not Tinkerbell.
    *gets out ruler*

    Bwaaaaa-hahahahahaha!

  188. It’s Teh Joooooooooooooooos!

  189. bad jewjew

  190. GLand, You must splain yourself…

    – – – – –

    HGTV wasn’t even on the air yet when we were approached about being on the show. I was asked to design The New American Home(the exact name escapes me, it was in 1995) for the International Builder’s Show that was going to be sponsored by one of the biggest magazines in the trade, in a twist of fortune, I had a lot in a really nice neighborhood that I was about to build my personal house on and offered to let them feature my home. The magazine new about the fledgling network and told them about my project. 2 producers flew into to town to meet us and offered us the show. We accepted. Looking back on it, I really think we were the very first ever reality show on TV, had I known then what I know now……..

    Anyway, I was 29 years old at the time and very anxious to get my company name on any type of media available. 11 months of filming, a crew almost lived with us for the entire time – getting miked and followed around everywhere we went was MI-SE-RA-BLE. The intent was for it to be a documentary style show, but with the tension that was building between the builder, myself and the decorator – the producers intervened and started playing us off each other. I wound up suing the dam builder and made her buy the house from me… I never lived in it ONE SINGLE DAY. It was a horrific experience and one I would just as soon forget….. and that is why I brought it up!

  191. MCPO, no, she is going to go to our alma mater. It is smaller and it is giving her moneys.

  192. Wait just a gal-darn-second.

    Why are teachers even allowed to access yahoo or gmail accounts during school hours? Where’s the accountability? This is outrageous! *tries to keep a straight face*

  193. So we got the cell phone plans changed – put the parental units on their own plan, and put Mr. TiFW, me, and DD#2 & 3 on an unlimited talk/text/data plan that’s costing us an arm and a leg. But 3 of the 4 people on that plan will use it like crazy, so that’s OK.

    My phone gave up the ghost on Saturday night – it’s never gonna see life again; it gave a code the technicians at the phone store had never seen before. And it was a cheap-o phone, so c’est la vie.

    Unfortunately, my upgrade doesn’t kick in for another 7 months, and DD#2’s upgrade doesn’t kick in until the end of this month (the other 2 phones are relatively new). So, now we’re looking at having to wait to get Internet-ready phones for a while yet.

    Mr. TiFW had an old 3G phone that he just bought a new battery for, which we had planned to use, but Rebecca somehow got hold of it – after we “found” it and “hid” it from her last week – and now we can’t find it again; she says it’s “At the park”…..

    DD#1 threw her old one away, because it needed a new battery. WTH? ($100,000+ of college learnin’, and she couldn’t figure that one out)

    And since my parents aren’t on a data plan – and of course, their phones are the ones that aren’t under contract – we can’t get Internet-ready phones for them without purchasing a Web plan.

    I really wish I drank…..

  194. …but…but..I have always had a yahoo account and never had a problem. I’m thinking someone here gave me the innernet herpes.

  195. I sued the bitch because it turns out, she was ordering double of the greatly discounted stuff we were getting from the show… storing it for use on other projects… and tried to bill me for $103K worth of change orders at the closing table that I never even knew about.

    I got an anonymous call one evening telling me to go check out this storage building for the evidence.

  196. well….I used to have Norton too but let that expire….

    *calls son down to help a momma out*

  197. It is smaller and it is giving her moneys.

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who first read that as ‘monkeys’. TYIA.

  198. Is the show on YT somewhere, GML? Might be fun to watch after all these years.

  199. Maybe I meant monkeys. Maybe she wants to join a circus.

  200. Damn, GML.

    Did you consider pressing charges against her for fraud?

  201. Dick May 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    John just called me. This time he thinks they’re about 30-40% complete with the lion’s share of the work ahead of them.

    He didn’t mention anything about grafts, so I can only assume the farmed veins from her legs are working fine.

    And yep, he’s pretty burnt.

  202. Yea Andy – I threatened her with a DTPA suit and let her off the hook by making her buy the house from me. I didn’t want it after the hell we went through on it.

    If any of you even try to watch it, I will hunt you down and skin you! The show was edited so egregiously bad to make me and my wife look bad and don’t want anyone I know seeing it. This will make you laugh, but we STILL get recognized from that show and it aired in the 90’s.

  203. “It was a horrific experience and one I would just as soon forget….. and that is why I brought it up!”

    hahahaha…….

  204. Has the builder ever “worked in this town again”?

    Was she a local, or part of a national “chain” of builders?

    ‘Cuz YIKES, dude!

  205. Has the builder ever “worked in this town again”?

    Was she a local, or part of a national “chain” of builders?

    I’m happy to say it was a local builder who’s reputation was so soiled that she never built again.

  206. Wow, GLand. That’s an amazing story. I don’t envy you.

    HGTV has had a couple of shows… there’s the annual Dream Home show featuring all the latest and greatest stuff on some beautiful home where folks ‘win’ the home.

    But I also recall a great show (don’t watch HGTV anymore) where folks who are building a home get filmed. I think that one was called “Dream House.” I remember one with a very wealthy black couple who had property on the Potomac river and they guy wore a Valparaiso University sweatshirt in it and I wondered if he went there since that’s where hubby went for law school.

    And I also recall a bachelor out west who built a place that sat up on a hill and they had all kinds of problems with the home, spent far too much on concrete supports, etc. and the architect seemed like a real dip-shit to me with little common sense. The house kept costing more, the young guy had to get his dad involved in the financing, and I think he lost a girlfriend over the house too.

    I’m also curious if there is film on this that we could see. Sorry it was such a nightmare for you. Totally understandable.

  207. We found out first hand the power of the boob tube and just how sick people can be. My wife received numerous DEATH threats because the show made her out to be spoiled brat, just because we were young and could afford a nice house, the envious couldn’t handle it and my wife suffered as a result. It was fairly traumatic. They kept airing the damn show for years because it got lots of feedback and every time they aired it, we’d get noticed more and the calls would start up again. We never received a penny for being on there BTW. I finally asked the network to quit showing it and why and they kindly dropped it and apologized, they had no idea of the fanaticism a home show could create.

    I did find $20 on the jobsite one day!

  208. GML – You do know where the word, “Sympathy” resides in the dictionary, correct?

  209. Wow. Forget about my request to see it. Simply not important… especially if they did a spin job. Crap. Crap. Crap.

  210. GML – You do know where the word, “Sympathy” resides in the dictionary, correct?

    – – – – – –

    Yes, and I’ll have none of it! I made lots o’ money off the deal from the consequential fame of the stupid thing – none needed!!!

  211. >> No you don’t either.

    Oh yes I do too!

  212. Just got another text update from PattyAnn’s hubby, John: O.R. Update… Stitching in new “graft.” About two hours to go.

  213. I missed her!!!!!

    Gov. Palin was in Dillsburg, PA this afternoon!

  214. {{shuns MCPO}}

  215. Mark Levin took vacation last week to grieve the death of his beloved dog Pepsi…

    But he’s BAAAAAACK tonight… and he’s ON FIRE!

    Dang, I love this man!

  216. How come I am not seeing half of you’s guyses avatars?

    I installed a malware thingie and ran it. Nada.

  217. go out and clear your adobe flash cookies too, beasn.

  218. good that you don’t have a virus though.

  219. How do you know if I flash my cookies?

    Whut?

  220. Thanks for the Patty Ann updates, Cathy!

    GLand, how much you want to guess the anonymous tipster for the crooked builder was a disgruntled employee she had screwed over? Heh.

    This is the problem with cheating people.

  221. It’s asking me time range to clear…..

    today or everything?

    *sorry for being a dumbass, my support techs are out doing stuff

  222. What are you clearing??

  223. *notices the fresh glean on Laura’s hump, gives a wink, a head nod, and a smile*

  224. cookies, cache

    It does list……

    cookies
    cache
    browsing and download history
    form and search history
    active logins
    site preference

  225. Beasn, for Adobe, go here:
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/

    To the left are all the options under Settings Manager. Go through each one and clear it out if it’s an option. What you see is stuff for your machine. Get rid of it all.

  226. Clearing my cache helped out the last time.

  227. I’m not sure what program you are running but I would go through each one, cookies, cache, etc., and empty/erase/delete/dump for each option. Scrub that computer clean. It’s the only way to be sure.

  228. Does this describe your problem with your yahoo account? Looks like some well thought out advice:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100411173638AAijAFh

  229. Firefox?

    Cleared but now I must make tacos.

    Will go through the adobe thing in a bit.

  230. What is this? A fucking tech support blog now?

    Bangalore bangalawhore.

  231. Thank You. Don’t forget your slurpee. Thank you. Come Again.

  232. Looks like the MSM is asking the questions that Weiner won’t answer. Bwahahahaha!

    Link is to Breitbart just released video. The meltdown is awesome!!

    http://is.gd/XIi6Ru

  233. Come again.

    Don’t mind if I do.

  234. I know some people are sick of the Wiener deal (snicker), however, if guys like Ace, and others didn’t push and push it, then it would go away. Now someone is actually questioning him on it. I think it’s great this douche is being found out publically.

  235. Good for John Boehner…

    House is In the process of taking a straight vote on whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. The democrats screamed that this is a trick.

    So far… vote against 313… vote for 95.

    Hahahaha!

  236. *notices the fresh glean on Laura’s hump, gives a wink, a head nod, and a smile*

    *blushes and preens*

  237. >> I know some people are sick of the Wiener deal.

    Not me. I hope that smarmy fuck has to keep backpedaling and stammering and losing his shit for a month. I’m enjoying the shit out of this.

  238. I’m burnt. I’m a redneck from the wrong side of the neck. OTOH, the Tigers finally won a game with me in the stadium.

  239. Agreed Mare.
    Props to Ace for keeping the story alive.

    Heh; I might start watching CNN once in a while again.

  240. And his dick isn’t even that big.

  241. Wiener has it coming. If Ace goes 24/7 Wiener O’ Spades for the next two months and it gets that sorry fuck an early retirement, it’s worth it.

  242. I want Wiener and his wiener to go down.

    He’s slime and a liar. He’s been slime and a liar long before this incident.

    I don’t give a crap if he sent his dick-pick to a chick or not. She’s an adult. She’s a big girl. But this guy has crafted an image of himself in his head and he can’t handle the reality and responsibility of being in the public eye and scrutiny.

  243. His fucking nose is bigger than his ween.

  244. I suppose we could all take some comfort in that his only political aspiration seems to be mayor of NYC.

  245. She’s definitely adorable………at least what I could see from the pics.

    Yeah, she is adorable. The pics don’t do her justice. She looks at you with those big ole unblinking eyes, and you want to adopt her and buy her a Girl Scout uniform and teach her how to change a tire.

  246. Bingo Cath.

  247. If I saw the correct picture, a) if that’s his erection…uh oh. And b) small weinie.

  248. It was more like “a quarter after 12” wasn’t it?

    Step aside Bob Dole, Viagra has a new spokesdick.

  249. “Quarter after twelve…”

    Hahahahaha

    Maybe he was at half staff for Memorial Day.

  250. Cialis might be interested in firming up his image as well.

  251. H2 Solutions Inc saved my day!

    Andy offered to loan me some money if I got stranded, which allowed me to race back to Boston and look for my wallet that I used to prop a door open in an apartment building. I left with no money, and not enough fuel to get back home.

    I found it! The door had swung shut pushing my wallet into the stairwell.

    It sat there for 4-5 hours! Thankfully they have an elevator, and 99% of Americans are too lazy to take the stairs.

    Thanks Andy!

  252. How hard could it be for him to snake a deal with Levitra too?

  253. Yay Scott and a cookie for Andy too.

  254. NSFW…

    Wiener’s wiener …alleged.

  255. next time use a shoe

  256. Good news, Scott.

    … and then you found $20?

  257. I’VE BEEN HACKED!

    http://tinyurl.com/3rqqhdu

  258. HAHAHAHAHA!

  259. race back to Boston and look for my wallet that I used to prop a door open in an apartment building

    How many times did your mama drop you on your head?

  260. Next time Weiner sticks his boyfriend’s dildo down his skivies he should at least make it vertical before he snaps the pic.

  261. H8CKERZ!!!

    http://tinyurl.com/3gwlr83

  262. Mine is bigger.

  263. “How many times did your mama drop you on your head?”

    It was only for a minute Michael. I got distracted by an incredibly emotional crying lady and some disturbing emails from Dave.

  264. I’m looking at close to $3K to get my porches rebuilt. I’m not sure I can swing that, or that it’s critical to selling the house, but I’d be doing it if I were staying, for sure.

    Decisions, decisions.

  265. H8CKERZ!!!

    Will not be restrained by any waistband!1! Ha!

  266. Let the new people do it Leon, it will cost you the same and you don’t have to deal with it.

  267. Scott I was hacked.

    I swear.

  268. Maybe you ought to release a written statement Dave.

    That should clear everything right up.

  269. Also if that crying woman was following me on Twitter, I got hacked there too.

  270. Oh Noooz. I’ve been hacked too!!!

  271. Let the new people do it Leon, it will cost you the same and you don’t have to deal with it.

    The problem is that they look pretty crappy right now, and I’m concerned about curb appeal. I’ve got a brick falling out of the back one, you can just pull the thing out (it’s only half a brick now) and shove it back in. Minimally, I have to get a new doorsill for the side door (concrete block). It cracked before I moved in, and finally shattered from ice wedging last winter.

  272. Me too! Hacked!

    http://tinyurl.com/44lv3sj

  273. or that it’s critical to selling the house

    I say, wait for the building inspector’s report, where these items are routine and negotiable when you have a real buyer. The buyer’s themselves will likely not notice when they are getting walked through by an agent.

  274. How did those hackers find my private vacation photos?!

    http://tinyurl.com/3ohkwkq

  275. Me too! Hacked!

    You cropped that pic so your feet don’t show.

  276. Yep and you might find a buyer who can do it themselves for a lot less, and completely screw you by getting you to drop the price by $2000.

    I sold a house to a roofer and got him $6000 for a new roof. He wanted to kiss me.

    I didn’t let him.

  277. You cropped that pic so your feet don’t show.

    Well, duh — they’re professionals and used to minimizing deformities.

  278. “… and then you found $20?”

    Cathy is looking for a fight.

    Bring it.

  279. I’ll see about just getting the doorsill, I guess. If nothing else, I’ll at least know how much is a fair amount to concede to the buyer if they want the work done.

  280. Cyn, you are gem of a tech support! I shall have to bake you something for your help.

    *SMOOOOOOOCH*

  281. Update on PattyAnn from hubby, John:

    Patty is stable. Doctor is estimating two more hours @ 7:10 p.m.

  282. I’m blushing Beasn and just happy that whatever I said worked for you.

  283. I really, really wish I were more handy. I’m fairly confident that I can refinish the walls in the basement, but that’s about my limit. I might be able to replace the steps in front of the front porch, and possibly raise/level the sidewalk stone there. That’d be a big improvement aesthetically.

  284. What I mean is, I’ve bought numerous houses. A serious buyer assumes:

    1. There is some shit needs fixing that they can see. They will stick the seller with the tab.

    2. There’s some shit needs fixing that the inspector will find. They will stick the seller with the tab.

    3. There’s a lotta shit needs fixing that they will discover during their first two years of occupancy, and they are going to eat it.

    What you don’t want to do is fix your home up for non-serious buyers. We have made this mistake. It’s money down the drain. Focus on cosmetic appeal. Landscaping. Kitchen. Paint (but the house should not smell like paint when it is shown). Ample closets and storage (meaning, move half your shit to a storage shed and make the garage look big).

  285. Watch Weiner at 8:50 on…. May his trouser snake strangle him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn_P1zupIcY&feature=related

    ————————–

    Good Grief I hope PA’s Drs. are tag teaming. That is a long time to be under and a long time to be standing.

  286. House’ll be empty when it hits the market, or mostly so. I’m willing to offer a home 1 year warranty. It’s not going to fall down tomorrow, by any means. I think the last big thing I’m having anyone else do is the new gutters, which are both aesthetically and mechanically unsound.

  287. We have friends who had to relocate a lot. Their main focus was to empty their home of about 1/3 to 1/2 the furniture and stuff and put it in storage. The ALWAYS sold their home in about a month or less on the market.

    I was kinda hard on my mom to do this cleaning out of furniture and stuff for her little home recently. We also painted and neutralized some of the decorating. The home was on the market about a week before she got an offer — IN A DOWN MARKET — and she was free and clear of the place in about a month. Yea. The closing was about a month after the day she put it on the market.

  288. I expect it to sell relatively quickly. My neighborhood has been doing well if appropriately priced, and I’m not planning on going too high.

  289. Good Grief I hope PA’s Drs. are tag teaming. That is a long time to be under and a long time to be standing.

    If it goes for another couple of hours, then this is right on schedule. Surgeon told us these past few days an estimate of about 10 hours… Surgery was started about 11:30 a.m.Texas time and might now go until 9:30 p.m. give or take.

    But yes, it is a long time. And this is one of the most difficult surgeries of this type. We were told this… so let’s hang in there for PattyAnn. I’m heading up to the hospital in a bit. I told John I’d come. I think he might need that tonight.

  290. HA! Good one, Lippy!

  291. http://tinyurl.com/3ku6ht5

  292. Thank you Cathy please give John our best and tell him we are praying

  293. “Will not be restrained by any waistband!1! Ha!”

    LOL

  294. I DEMAND PATTYANN COME OUT OF SURGERY WITH ARTERIES BETTER THAN DAVES!!!

    (But no harm should befall Dave)

  295. *Pays Lipstick’s hacker 20*
    Keep ’em coming please!

  296. I might also mention that John took some time to explain to me some of the extra procedures they did on PattyAnn this morning to prepare her body for the long time in surgery… much of this was the decision of the doc responsible for watching her vitals.

    I’m thanking God for the awesome medical professionals we have in our country… and in Texas. We are becoming known for having some of the best. Docs are coming here because of the economy and laws that make it more advantageous for them to practice medicine. This hospital has won awards and has some of the best scores in the country. Baylor is also a Baptist/Christian hospital that is willing to show it’s colors with religious symbolism and approaches without shoving it down anyone’s throat.

  297. Why was that woman going into the bathroom when her husband’s in there alone?

    Rude.

  298. Leon, it pains me to say this but Michael is 100% right.

  299. One thing Michael missed is obvious plumbing and or bug issues.

    Do not have any bug sprays visible, or containers to catch drips under sinks, or signs of water damage.

  300. New Post.

  301. Thanks again Cathy.

  302. >> I DEMAND PATTYANN COME OUT OF SURGERY WITH ARTERIES BETTER THAN DAVES!!!

    I am in favor of this myself.


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