Monday on a Tuesday, short week FTW

31 May

Hi everyone. How was your weekend? Oh, that’s nice.

Here’s a picture of how Obama honored our country and the brave men and women who made it what it is today:

Brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?

Now, go say a prayer for Patty Ann. What? You already did? Of course you did!

131 Responses to “Monday on a Tuesday, short week FTW”

  1. Car in May 31, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    This is for BiW:

    Grosse Pointe Planks.

    My aunt told me about them and a relative of a friend sells them. They are cedar planks for cooking that can be used 40 times in the oven. My aunt says she got one and everything is just yummy.
    She does the shrimp and the salmon all the time. It’s really easy and yummy.

  2. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Good morning!!!! Going to church in a bit, but wanted to stop by and make sure to let Carin know I was awake.

  3. Car in May 31, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    *put’s check mark next to Aggie’s name.

    Very good.

  4. MCPO AIrdale May 31, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    On my way out. Check you on the rebound.

  5. Jay in Ames May 31, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Good to see that President Tiger Woods had a good Memorial Day.

  6. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    I got lucky at church (SYWM!!). I got to pray with Father Optimus. I call him that because he is always optimistic about life. I need that today.

  7. Jay in Ames May 31, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    Father Optimus? You go to a Transformers church?

    Look out for Bishop Megatron.

  8. GMLand May 31, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    How’s it hangin?

    I spoke with God earlier and he said, “no worries, I got this.”. You’re in good hands Patty Ann.

  9. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Look out for Bishop Megatron.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  10. Jay in Ames May 31, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Saying a prayer right now for PA. Surgery starting, let’s get the good thoughts rolling!

  11. Dick May 31, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    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.

  12. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks for the update, Dick.

  13. Car in May 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Is Dick there? Is anyone going to have updates for us later?

  14. Dick May 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Car in, she had family around her and it really wasn’t the time for me to be there.

  15. Jay in Ames May 31, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    HotAir: Kloppenburg Concedes

    Finally!

  16. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Oh, thank goodness, J’Ames. I was wondering if sense would seep into her pores sometime before the Apocalypse.

  17. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Fucking hell….

    Just got an email from the flower people telling me my flowers to PattyAnn could not be delivered.

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!

  18. Car in May 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Bummer. I finally got an email that mine were delivered last Thursday

  19. GuyS May 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Thoughts with PA today. And for todays musical interlude I give you this…

  20. Jay in Ames May 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

  21. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Ok, just off the phone with the flower people. They are going to try again tomorrow. I pray she pulls through.

    “Stupid for America”

    *snort*

    J’Ames, who exactly would enforce this??

  22. GuyS May 31, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Aggie, why “teh stupid police” ™ , of course.

  23. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Gee, aren’t they the ones who benefit??

  24. GuyS May 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    the state working in their own best/self interests? Naaaah, that’s never happened before *grin*.

  25. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Whew….finally finished a post at Sithy.

    I hate laundry….

  26. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

  27. clintbird May 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Your new post is very good, aggie.

  28. clintbird May 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Okay, MCPO, I’ll raise you one:

  29. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Thanks, CB. How are you doing?? Are you still on Skype?

  30. clintbird May 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    PattyAnn update from Cathy:

    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.

  31. clintbird May 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Yes, still on Skype.

  32. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

    What kind of panty-waist site you running over there Miss Aggie?

  33. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    CB – One of my favorite tunes – Thanks, you old fart!

  34. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Approved, MCPO.

    *gives MCPO a glass of red wine*

  35. clintbird May 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

    MCPO, you’re welcome. Too bad the young whippersnappers of today don’t have the real music we grew up with, eh?

  36. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I am so sick of the “screamo” crap my kids play. Ugh…

  37. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Thanks. I’m gonna hit the shower. BBIAF!

  38. Car in May 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    I am so sick of the “screamo” crap my kids play. Ugh…

    *eyes Aggie suspeciously

    ARe those BLACK knee-socks you’re wearing with sandals?

  39. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    ARe those BLACK knee-socks you’re wearing with sandals?

    Nope…I shaved my legs today.

  40. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    What is “screamo”?

  41. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    “Screamo” is what Carin apparently listens to, MCPO 😀

  42. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    OK, I got to work this morning and saw that my desktop has gone to that computer boneyard in the sky. I had to wait until the Boss got here with his laptop to log on and see what was going on with PA.
    ——————————–
    Some days, it is just too damn hard to get anything done.

  43. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Comment by Cathy on May 31, 2011 4:17 pm

    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.

  44. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Comment by Cathy on May 31, 2011 4:40 pm

    Another text update from PattyAnn’s hubby, John:

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

  45. 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.

  46. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Man! The poor guy must be going through hell.

  47. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Thanks for the updates, y’all. It means the world to me.

  48. Dick May 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Chief, that’s one tired and very loyal man.

  49. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Dick – Please tell John that he is in our thoughts too.

  50. Dick May 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Already did it. He knows.

  51. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Thank you, Dick.

  52. Dick May 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Thank you, you Dick.

    FIFY

  53. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    *smooch*

  54. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    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…..

  55. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Teresa, go buy a slightly used cheapie phone on Ebay.
    Just make sure it’s compatible with your network.
    I’ve done it. Easy peasy.

  56. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    Sorry about that – I put in my telephone “tale of woe” before reading Dick’s update…..

    Glad to hear that all is going well; as hard as this is for John, at least he hasn’t had any bad news. And he isn’t on his feet, like the surgeons are….

    Prayers for all involved with that surgery on both ends of the “table” –

  57. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Thanks for the info, Dick!

  58. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Holy cow, Teresa. I had to read that a few times….

  59. clintbird May 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    PattyAnn update from Cathy:

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

  60. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Clint – Thanks!

  61. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Who wants some roofies?

  62. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Who wants some roofies?

    *raises hand desperately*

  63. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    *slides Aggie a handfull*

    Don’t take more than ten at once.

  64. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    I’ll take 3 with a shot of tequila.

  65. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Thanks Dick.

    *swallows handful with a gulp of mojito*

    That was ten, right?

  66. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    Close enough.

    Cool.

  67. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Heh, I remember a few of those commercials. Lee Iacocca and the Pacer in particular.

  68. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Chief, ya look like you could use a double shot.

  69. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    People fed, dogs fed, and now to await any news.

  70. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    Oh what? PA?
    John’ll call me when something worth telling happens.

  71. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    *downs double shot of tequila*

    Ahhhhh, that hit the spot.

  72. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    I know, Dick. But yeah, That’s pretty much what I’m waiting on.

    The room is awfully dusty here, too.

  73. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Comment by Cathy on May 31, 2011 8:15 pm

    Update on PattyAnn from hubby, John:

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

  74. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Update from John: Another hour or so. Everything is going as planned and they’ve run into no hiccups yet.

  75. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    Praise the Good Lord.

  76. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Finished playing HALO Reach with #1son and went on the patio for a smoke. It’s amazing that the day was so hot that 82F at 9PM EDT feels cool.

  77. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    It’s still 90* here, MCPO 🙂

  78. MCPO Airdale May 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Aggie – Do you get a lot of humidity too or is it more desert-like heat?

  79. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    The relative humidity here today was 46%. It was a bit sauna-like.

  80. TattooedIntellectual May 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Good news on PA and now a minor rant.

    Damned, motherfucking flooding has totally fucked my entire plans for the month of June and possibly the entire fucking summer. I’m supposed to teach a HS level natural history class for fucking credit and cover 2 of the 4 wks of the class and now I’m handicapped b/c the location I was going to use is flooded all to fuck and back. So now I’m in location #2 w/ 40bazillion rugrat camp monsters with no access to the locations I need and I’m supposed to just punt and produce a plan before Monday on top of the rest of the beginning of summer shit that’s going on. I need another fucking vacation.

  81. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Holy shit, TI. What kind of facility are you talking about? Any chance it can get moved to a church hall? Or convention center?

  82. TattooedIntellectual May 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    We have essentially 4 teaching locations. The wetlands location is under 3ft+ of water. At least on Friday only the south side was, the north side was still accessible. Sometime between when I was down there Friday and this afternoon it all went to fucking hell and my plans got shot to shit. I’ll get a handle on exactly what’s happening tomorrow and figure out exactly what I need to do. Part of the problem is that the shit I’m teaching is the shit I know. If I have to back up and punt too far we get outside my circle of in-depth knowledge.

  83. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Surgery update on PattyAnn, Via Text from Cathy:

    Doctor is now closing incisions. PattyAnn is doing well. Doctor should be out within the hour [8:22pm CST].

  84. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Great news on the PattyAnn front! Thanks to Dick and Cathy for keeping us updated –

  85. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    “The Dick”???

    Really?

  86. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Really?

    Well, yeah….

  87. The Dick May 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Like the corporate attorney is surprised…

  88. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    He’s just mad he didn’t think of it first, Dick.

  89. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    Comment by Cyn on May 31, 2011 9:57 pm

    PA UPDATE: Cathy just called to say that she’s arrived at the hospital and will give us any more updates when she gets them.

  90. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Yeah, I don’t know if PHSL is gonna dig that or not.

  91. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Thanks Teresa.

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10434561-1.html

    Yikes…

  92. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Found Paul’s old phone; DD#3 was having a fit because “You said I could text now, and the phone won’t send my texts!!!!!!”; Paul in bad mood because daughter can’t wait 10 freaking minutes for mom to finish her dinner; crisis averted with call to phone company.

    All’s right with the TiFW world.
    For now…..

  93. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Drop their lil’ asses off at the nearest fire station and tell them their parents are dead. Then see how long that bullshit lasts.

  94. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Just another Dick

    That is SOOOOOO wrong….

  95. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Trying to make the PHSoL happy.

  96. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    Blame the Congressman from Oscar Meyer. He set the standard.

  97. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Fuck PHSoL. He’s a little prick.

  98. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    I really need to piss somebody else off tonight.

    Who’s it gonna be?

  99. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    *raises hand*

    OOOOOHHHHHH OOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!

  100. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

  101. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Okay, I’m guessing(just guessing) Patty Ann is outta surgery now and recovering in her room in the Expensive Care unit.

    Why? I just called John and got no answer. He always answers.

  102. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I’ll skip on that, Dick. I’m already two steps from voluntary manslaughter.

  103. TattooedIntellectual May 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Do I wanna know what PHSoL means?

  104. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  105. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    PHSoL = Purple Helmeted Soldier of Love

  106. TattooedIntellectual May 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Ahh, excellent. I actually didn’t want to know.

  107. Purple Helmeted Soldier of Love May 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    You called?

  108. Purple Helmeted Soldier of Love May 31, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Ahh, excellent. I actually didn’t want to know.

    What are you talking about? Everyone loves me!

  109. TattooedIntellectual May 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    You called?

    Oh the least you could do is put some effort into it and add an avatar. Jeesh, it’s not like it’d be difficult to pick one.

  110. Purple Helmeted Soldier of Love May 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    This IS my avatar.

  111. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    He’s got a triangular head. Give ’em a break.

  112. TattooedIntellectual May 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    He’s got a triangular head. Give ‘em a break.

    Perhaps a trip to the doc is in order then.

  113. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    Triangular head….

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  114. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    He’s got a triangular head.

    The Trouser Snake is venomous?

    No wonder my momma warned me to stay far, far away…..

  115. Purple Helmeted Soldier of Love May 31, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    The Trouser Snake is venomous?

    No wonder my momma warned me to stay far, far away…..

    The swelling goes down…after a while.

  116. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    The Trouser Snake is venomous?

    Must. Not. Comment.

  117. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    Comment by Cyn on May 31, 2011 11:22 pm
    For those of you not on FB…

    UPDATE FROM CATHY on PATTYANN:
    Surgeon came out and talked at length with John. John then came and shared some of the details with us. PattyAnn is stable and returning to her room, but will be heavily sedated and they don’t want her to have a lot of visitors… so I’m not going to try and see her tonight.

    They needed to use arteries from a cadaver because her own veins were simply not healthy/good enough to do the needed work. This is good because the surgeon was concerned that the veins would not be able to handle the volume of blood flow.

    She had a very challenging surgery. There were some complications but they anticipated them and were able to call in specialitst to address them and they were dealt with.

    The next 48 hours are crucial. So LOTS OF PRAYERS are requested, folks.

    There are some issues too with the healing of her amputation, but that will be addressed in the coming days.

    John and his sister, Joyce, will be very busy people assisting PattyAnn, who will be in incredible discomfort… so please also keep them in your prayers.

  118. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere May 31, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    I’m beat. The boys are in bed and I’m calling it a night.

  119. Just another Dick May 31, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Okay, just spoke with John.

    PA’s outta surgery and did well. They used cadaver arteries to replace her bad ones. The doc said the next 48 hours are the key.
    I urged John to go home and sleep. There isn’t a damn thing he can do there tonight.

  120. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Thank you, Dick and Teresa.

  121. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    G’night, BisW!!

  122. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX May 31, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    Pish-posh, Aggie – all I’m doing is copying what Cathy and Dick have written; they’re the ones doing the heavy lifting. I am but a humble scribe…..

  123. LC Aggie Sith May 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    I guess I’ll call it a night.

  124. clintbird June 1, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Time to wind down and stay for awhile …

  125. Zelda June 1, 2011 at 12:41 am #

    Just want to say you guys are truly wonderful. I’ll be praying for Patty Ann now that I know.

  126. Car in June 1, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Wakey wakey. PTL it’s cooled down up here

    I almost melted yesterday.

  127. Just another Dick June 1, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    I just had a semi-religious experience on the crapper.
    Saw Elvis and everything.

  128. LC Aggie Sith June 1, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    Saw Elvis and everything.

    You have all the luck.

    Good morning!

  129. LC Aggie Sith June 1, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    NEW POAT!!!!!!!

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