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Pampered Chef: It sure is quiet around here...

  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    ...we must all be coming out of the ether.

    It's ether that or the M-F members are still in shock.
     
  2. Jilleysue

    Jilleysue Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I have to agree...I have had sooo much to read and really nothing to type...LOL. Everyone keeps asking where I am, but I am here. I am just reading and not typing.
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  3. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    How's your house after all that PC product got there? Can you find your furniture yet????
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  4. chefjenibel

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    Okay, let's liven things up! I got this from my director with a little note about how host coaching isn't really all that bad. This will put it all in perspective.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


    Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.

    Rob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana . He
    performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

    Below is an E-mail he sent to his sister. She then sent it to radio
    station 103.2 on FM dial in Ft. Wayne , Indiana , who was sponsoring a
    worst job experience contest. Needless to say, she won.

    Hi Sue,

    Just another note from your bottom-dwelling brother.

    Last week I had a bad day at the office. I know you've been feeling down
    lately at work, so I thought I would share my dilemma with you to make
    you realize it's not so bad after all .

    Before I can tell you what happened to me, I first must bore you with a
    few technicalities of my job.

    As you know, my office lies at the bottom of the sea. I wear a suit to
    the office. It's a wet suit. This time of year the water is quite cool.
    So what we do to keep warm is this: We have a diesel powered industrial
    water heater. This $20,000 piece of equipment sucks the water out of the
    sea. It heats it to a delightful temperature.

    It then pumps it down to the diver through a garden hose, which is taped
    to the air hose. Now this sounds like a darn good plan, and I've used it
    several times with no complaints.

    What I do, when I get to the bottom and start working, is take the hose
    and stuff it down the back of my wet suit. This floods my whole suit
    with warm water. It's like working in a Jacuzzi.

    Everything was going well until all of a sudden, my butt started to
    itch. So, of course, I scratched it. This only made things worse.
    Within a few seconds my butt started to burn. I pulled the hose out from
    my back, but the damage was done. In agony I realized what had happened.


    The hot water machine had sucked up a jellyfish and pumped it into my
    suit. Now, since I don't have any hair on my back, the jellyfish
    couldn't stick to it However, the crack of my butt was not as
    fortunate.

    When I scratched what I thought was an itch, I was actually grinding the
    jellyfish into the crack of my butt.

    I informed the dive supervisor of my dilemma over the communicator. His
    instructions were unclear due to the fact that he, along with five other
    divers, were all laughing hysterically.

    Needless to say I aborted the dive. I was instructed to make three
    agonizing in-water decompression stops totaling thirty-five minutes
    before I could reach the surface to begin my chamber dry decompression.
    When I arrived at the surface, I was wearing nothing but my brass
    helmet.

    As I climbed out of the water, the medic, with tears of laughter running
    down his face, handed me a tube of cream and told me to rub it on my
    butt as soon as I got in the chamber.

    The cream put the fire out, but I couldn't poop for two days because my
    butt was swollen shut.

    So, next time you're having a bad day at work, think about how much
    worse it would be if you had a jellyfish shoved up your butt.

    Now repeat to yourself, "I love my job, I love my job, I love my job."

    Now whenever you have a bad day, ask yourself, is this a jellyfish bad
    day?

    May you NEVER have a jellyfish bad day!!!!!
     
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  5. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    I much prefer nitrous oxide myself! :D Makes me much happier.

    But don't shock me unless my heart needs it!
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  6. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Oh Jen! That is too funny! Those Jellyfish stings hurt! Believe me, I know first hand on my..............................FOOT!! Thank God it wasn't my butt!;)
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  7. jenniferlynne

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    I've been logged on, but not really on if you know what I mean. I'm still trying to get my desk organized. Funny thing is, I just did it not that long ago!! I thought I had cleaned it pretty good then, but now I see I didn't dig deep enough into drawers. I found my totally unused planner from 2005!!!

    My mind is also wandering a lot today. I've got something bothering me but don't feel like I should post it. I PROMISE it doesn't have a thing to do with what all was going on, on here this weekend. It's something else. If anyone wants to hear me vent I can send them a PM. My husband didn't have to work today, and he's sick of hearing about it. Poor guy had to go to Bass Pro to get away from it :p
     
  8. Marg

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    ROFLOL - I'll have to remember that my next bad day...
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  9. Marg

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    Jennifer - if you need to vent, shoot me a PM. :)
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  10. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member

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    Still sleeping:D Three out of the four of us are sick over here...Is the room suppose to spin?
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  11. momof2_pc4u

    momof2_pc4u Novice Member

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    Hi there. New here. Actually, I have been looking around for about a week, but honestly, have been afraid to post anything. I think I may have come at an awkward time, I guess. Can't say I havent had lots to read. My oh My. Poor girl...but as a Admin Greg has said (and I assume he is the one who is in charge of this forum???) enough said, right?

    So other then all of that, what else goes on around here? Cant wait to get some good ideas!!
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  12. PamperedMelanie

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    LOL, another reason I love my PC job so much, ABSOLUTELY NO way I could possibly get a jellyfish up my butt! :D That was hilarious!
     
  13. chefbritt

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    Welcome momof2! Don't worry, this certainly isn't the norm around here. There are a lot of fantastic people on this site and loads of great advice. I think it'll just take a little while for everyone to settle down. But trust me, you'll love it here!
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  14. DebbieJ

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    Just logging on for the first time today...trying to get a little work done before I get sucked into CS. :)

    Oh, and I'm still drinking my coffee. :D
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  15. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    It wasn't your fault. ;)

    Welcome to our little asylum!
     
  16. ShanaSmith

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    I have been reminding myself of the Jelly Fish up the Butt day whenever I think my job is hard... It is one of my favorite stories.
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  17. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    BTW - will you guys stop preceeding your threads with OT?

    EVERYTHING in the Lounge is Off Topic. That's why it's the Lounge!
     
  18. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    How true! LOl!
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  19. Marg

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    You're right, KG - off to edit my thread. :)
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  20. speedychef

    speedychef Veteran Member

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    Well first of all, the M-F crowd is probably busy celebrating Casmir Pulaski Day, duh! And second of all...OUCH!
     
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  21. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    I don't think you can change a tread title.

    Are we still in the ether? Of course, we are. This place is a gas!
     
  22. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Were you bitten by a jellyfish?
     
  23. Marg

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    You're right again - I can't change it...

    Yep, you could spend daze here...
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  24. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    After awhile, it's like afrontal lobotomy.

    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
     
  25. DanielleQ

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    KG--it's good to have you back! Missed you!
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  26. momof2_pc4u

    momof2_pc4u Novice Member

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    Thank you. I am sure that I will find wonderful ideas on here but after what I have read, I doubt I will be a big poster. I am truly afraid of just what may happen if I say something someone does not agree with, or openly share. Nope, I will gather my notes and input my good PC IDEAS but thats it. I have enough soap opera available to me on TV, dont need it in my business.
     
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  27. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Sorry to hear that. Don't be afraid - what happened the other night is an aberration. The majority of folks here are warm and caring.
     
  28. chefann

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    I'm here. I had noticed that it seemed to be a little... um... over-calm today.

    Glad to see some of the regulars around! :D
     
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  29. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Or irregulars, in your case, KG!


    rassa-fracking 30 second rule!
     
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  30. DebbieJ

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    I couldn't figure out why there were so many "big kids" at preschool drop off this morning, then I was reminded about today's holiday on the radio when I got back into the car. So dumb!

    I think CP day only applies to Chicagoland folks, no?
     
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  31. janetupnorth

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    Origins: This snippet of e-lore began its life on the Internet in October 1998. Whether it's an honest account or not is more difficult to determine than its date of origin, though. A number of the details provided argue against its being anything other than an inventive piece of fiction, so the textual claim of "true story" should be taken with a grain of sea salt.

    A diving outfit by the name of Global Industries does operate out of Louisiana. They specialize in deepwater diving, underwater welding technology, and subsea completions. However, those knowledgeable about diving have pointed out that technical divers working in deep water wear dry suits (or even hot water suits for very deep dives), not wetsuits. (A wetsuit is open and allows water to circulate between it and the diver's body. A dry suit seals at the wrist and neck and prevents water from entering.) "Brian's" claim to have been wearing a wetsuit while engaged in a dive so deep that it required three "water stops" (slang for "in-water decompression stops") on the way back up to prevent the bends is therefore suspect.

    Should you believe this particular tale about a diver with a jellyfish up his arse? Probably not, but on the other hand there's no harm in enjoying it.
     
  32. janetupnorth

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    However, I can tell you a true story some day about my husband, a vibrating cell phone and a vascetomy. That one I unsympathetically busted a gut laughing about!
     
  33. rennea

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    OMG LMAO!:eek:
     
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  34. raebates

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    Ah, it's good to be here with so many friends. As a good friend told me today:

    Friendship is like peeing your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.
     
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  35. rennea

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    OMG you guys are a total riot today. Think I may just of pi**ed my pants[​IMG]
     
    Mar 5, 2007
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  36. janetupnorth

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    Hang on - was just pulling his original e-mail - it took awhile (happened in Dec. '04)...coming soon...making sure I don't need to edit anything!!!!
     
  37. speedychef

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    LOLOLOL! I love you guys! You crack me up!

    I think Casmir Pulaski is a Chicagoland holiday. I remember when they first started it when I was a kid, and we thought, "We don't know who he is, but WHEE! A day off school!"
    *for anyone who might be interested... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casmir_Pulaski
     
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  38. janetupnorth

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    True story - from my hubby!!!! This will make you laugh!

    Well on my way to camp I was paged for a one car roll over on 47 north of Backwaters so I turned around and started to head to the accident. I didn't use my lights or siren due to the crappy road conditions. So I just drive over the bridge on Bridge road and something happened. What was it that happened you ask? Well I tell you. My cell phone vibrated because a server status email was coming in. Now normally this wouldn't be a big deal. But remember my nuts were cut off a week ago. I personally feel fine but my right nut apparently is still sensitive. I now know this because the phone in my pocket was close to my nut and as it vibrated it set a hell of a shock trough me. Now I don't know if I he the gas or brake while this happen but next thing I know the car is sliding towards the ditch. Luckily it was the dry side of the road and not the wet side.



    Anyway we owe $40 for towing. I know we're not planning on it. They can't take credit cards on the road so I got his card and we need to call it in. The cars fine.


    ME
     
  39. raebates

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    I had never heard of Casmir Pulaski day until I read the Yada Yada Prayer Group books. I feel so deprived to have never had that extra day off from school.
     
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  40. janetupnorth

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    Pulaski High School is somewhere close to KG's neck of the woods - in Milwaukee actually.
     
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