Sippin’ Tea After Dark: Open Post

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 7:06pm by Editor
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  • margaret

    You guys, I just found out adult coloring books are a thing (and it wasn’t what I thought). Just ordered these two, thought I would share. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/754c450bf0544c5c0e30bd4f4e362ee17f448e90e6fd01d6c709087e23fe7b16.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fd9ccb765bc646a125c4326632f0c0a8d3a6495ace29da50d7916fd4af82e9a.jpg I’ll let you know if it works. Cheaper than therapy, right? 😉

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Haha….I’ve seen adult coloring books, but they were just regular coloring books that were more challenging (for adults). I think I like these even better! Lol. Let us know how they are when you get them. 🙂
      I just got a new iPad for Christmas and I haven’t really set it up yet, but supposedly you can color on it with the Apple Pencil. I have to figure out how to do it one of these days!

      • margaret

        Oh! Enjoy your iPad! That sounds fun. Another commenter, Restingshytface suggested these books. I assumed when she said “adult coloring books” that they were going to be X-rated, but no. They are only 3.99 each, so wtf? How can playing with crayons possibly be a bad thing, right? I’ll write a review on Friday for you. 🙂

        • Why is this happening to us?

          It does sound fun, but here I am using the old iPad because I’m too lazy to hook it up to my computer and transfer everything, etc. lol. I’ll do it over the weekend.
          The adult coloring books I have seen don’t have any words or anything- they are like images of kaleidoscopes, intricate flowers, etc. I bought a couple for my 15 year old niece (got them in Target) and some colored pencils and she loves them! I think it’s nice and relaxing. Definitely let me know! Looking forward to your review! 😊

          • margaret

            Yes, I saw the ones you are talking about on Amazon too, these just cracked me up. Must see what they are all about first hand. I’ll save the kaleidoscopes for another day. Like when someone decides to have me involuntarily committed to a place with padded walls. JK. 😉 Ughhhhh… transferring data, especially with the Apple products/software can be a pain. Especially the iTunes stuff. I don’t envy you there. Hey, you might want to pick up one of those kaleidoscope coloring books for yourself beforehand, just incase it gets tense. 😉

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I’d much rather have the books you bought! Lol. Those sound like they relieve more stress for sure!
            Did you ever see these children’s books? Lmao. They are real books. The one about going to sleep is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson- if you get the chance, go listen to his audiobook. It’s hysterical! Lol
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6a440433b7f271a59cd34b3e83b49d303cc9887f897db3cfa8fcf28c14635e0.jpg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dcce8db862addcda7972347655d2ed070534d4c903f43d907e8a3d596ab78fd9.jpg

            ITunes is exactly why I’m not setting up my new iPad yet. I also need a new phone, so I think I will go get one this week and then transfer everything together at the same time. I hate getting a new phone or iPad because even though everything is saved, it somehow always changes my settings.

          • margaret

            iTune “syncs” make me stabby. It always seems It flat out erases data every time you do one. If you have something on one gadget, but not another, things get lost. I’m just no good at tech stuff anyway, so there’s that too. You could probably get any random 12 year old to set it up for you. Probably have it all set-up, preferences and all in under an hour too. LOL. Okay, you guys are killing me with these books today! I’ll go check it out now. Glad I kept my Amazon Prime! LOL

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I get stabby from it too! Now you see why I’m not in a hurry to load up the new one? Lol. Meantime, this one is crapping out- the keyboard keeps freezing up on me and I have to go into and out of the comment for it to work.
            You can listen to them for free on You Tube. I didn’t know about the eating one- that must be new. I wonder if they got him to narrate that one too…lol…the other one was such a hit! I actually found out about Go the [email protected] to Sleep because my friend has little kids and somehow she found out about it. It’s pretty funny! 😂😂

          • margaret

            So glad you shared! LOL. I haven’t gotten to it yet. Caught wind that #goldenshowers is trending on Twitter and had to find out what that was about. If you are NOT a Trump supporter, I highly recommend you look too. You will be rolling! Just found the audio for “Go the fuck To Sleep” on YouTube. Put it on my watch later list, so I won’t forget. My nephew (he’s 14) showed me a trick with my last iPhone sync but I forgot. It worked much better than whatever I was doing. I’ll ask him and get back to you on that. Since you have to set-up the whole iPad though, it might not be helpful at all though. You poor thing! :/

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh yeah- save that for a rainy day…lol. Its actually only about 4 or 5 minutes long, so it’s not too bad and it’s quite entertaining..lol… I’m actually going to see about the one You Have to [email protected] Eat! I am looking forward to it. Hehe 😂😂
            If you find out any useful tips about the phone or iPad, let me know. Any little bit helps! It’s probably my own fault that it’s so complicated because I never signed up for the Cloud. I have everything saved and backed up on my PC. My husband said I should just spend the $0.99 a month and get the cloud. Lol. It’s not the price that is deterring me, it’s the fact that I don’t know if that stuff is secure or not. Not that I have anything personal in there- it’s mostly pics.

          • margaret

            The kiddo’s trick had something to do with signing into my Apple account (the one used for iTunes purchases) and activating the new device on that account. You can keep three devices registered to that account at a time. It helped. I’ll definitely get back to you on that after I talk to him. It might help you with future syncs if nothing else? I don’t use iCloud either. Same reason. Looking forward to listening to both audio books. Sounds even more entertaining than Dr. Seuss. TY! 🙂

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That sounds good! I’ll try it out…

          • margaret

            Let me get more details first… That was what I remember off the cuff. I’ll get back to you. 🙂

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Ok! Thanks. I’m probably not going to set everything up until later in the week. I want to get the new phone first so I can go through all the pain and suffering at the same time! Lol

          • margaret

            Don’t blame you. LOL

          • Why is this happening to us?

            PS- I will look up “golden showers” lol. I have no idea what to expect! I’ll report back tomorrow. iPad is basically dead and I need to go charge…have a goodnight!

          • margaret

            You too! Thanks for coming out to play! It was a blast! 🙂

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Thanks to you too! I woke up for a few and going back to bed. Hasta Mañana! 😊

          • margaret

            Buenos noches. Manana manana. 🙂

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Buona notte! Lol 🙂 (that’s the extent of my Italian- oh yeah, and I know all the foods!) 😂

          • margaret

            Oh crap. I was writing in Spanish. LOL. Similar I suppose. 😉

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I wrote in Spanish the first time..lol. I’m more fluent in Spanish than anything (besides English) 🙂

          • margaret

            LOL. Okay, same here. Thought I was tripping when you brought Italian into the mix. 🙂

          • margaret

            Sweet dreams!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Thanks! You too!

          • Mental Iceberg 🏇

            Are you getting an iPhone? I only ask because with an IPad and an iPhone, you can set the two to sync together. It’s pretty cool. I love my IPad 🙂

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Yes, I am getting an iPhone. This will be my third one…lol. I also have an Apple TV and all three things work well together. It’s why I keep buying Apple products- I’m not really good with technology, so I stick with what I know! Lol. My husband is a SamsungDroid guy- all of his devices are Samsung. We have a rivalry going on in my house! Lol jk

  • Marsbars09

    Is anybody watching Obama’s good bye speech?

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Hi Mars! Hope you are well! 😘
      Yes! Watching now. I was going to put BH on and I forgot this was on. I didn’t want to miss it.

      • Marsbars09

        Hey Why! How have you been honey? I hope all is well with you too.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Doing good! Kind of glad the holidays are over and my life is back to normal. Lol. (Does that sound bad? Lol)
          How is everything with you?

          • Marsbars09

            I’m OK. I’m working on taking better care of my self. You know, eating habits, exercise.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That sounds good! I need to adopt those resolutions too. Just make one change at a time- it will be much easier that way than to try to do them all at once!

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks sweetie!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Yw! Good luck Mars! You can do It! 😊

  • RestingShytFace

    I didn’t even know this place existed! Im a damn internet virgin I guess. Thanks Margret!

    • Marsbars09

      Welcome to AATT Resting! There are wonderful posters on this site.

      • RestingShytFace

        Thank you Marsbars and Why! Very kind of you 🙂

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Anytime 🙂

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Welcome to our little spot…lol. Happy posting! 😊

      • RestingShytFace

        Thank you very much 🙂

    • Sandy Wood

      Welcome RSF, with an avi name like yours, I think you’re our kind of people. 🙂

    • Mental Iceberg 🏇

      Welcome! I rarely make it to open tea, but hopefully see you around 🙂

  • Marsbars09

    I just wanted to share with you that there are some misguided souls that really think Tre paid her debt to society by serving her time in prison and paying restitution to the federal government. They really don’t want to hear that Tre should be held accountable for repaying her debt to all the hardworking folks she stole from. I can’t believe how uninformed people truly are. It’s astounding!

    • penny 2

      According to the bankruptcy judge, she has settled and made repayment plans with her debtors. I’m sure they will haul her back into court if she doesn’t stick to the plan. That was part of the bankruptcy being discharged. She also must put 45% of any settlement she wins (hahaha) in her case about her former attorney toward the debt.

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks for the information. Something tells me Tre is going to duck from paying a dime back to anybody. Very similar to OJ Simpson being liable for paying the Goldman and Brown families (who have yet to see a dime).

        • penny 2

          We won’t know until she gets hauled back into court.

        • penny 2

          Yeah. You can’t garnish a retirement plan like he has with the NFL.. And that’s the only income he had. At least one they could prove. I think he was sticking mostly to cash transactions.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      I hear ya girl … her shameless display of wealth is highly inappropriate … even if all the debt was paid (and we know it wasn’t and probably never will be) … but regardless, it’s just too soon,

  • Marsbars09

    Obama’s speech is over. I don’t know what he’s planning on doing post presidency, but I wish he and his family the best. I hear they are looking forward to living a private life.
    I don’t know if anyone noticed Sasha was not in attendance. I hope she’s OK. Malia looked like she was “out of it”, like she didn’t want to be there. I hope she wasn’t under the influence.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I think they will just move back to Chicago and live life. That’s basically what the Clintons did for a while, until Hillary wanted to get into politics. I’m pretty sure they are set for life financially. I know that they get 24/7 security (secret service) and I’m pretty sure they get a salary and medical benefits for the rest of their life. I also think they are exempt from paying property tax.
      I also wondered where the other daughter was. Does she go away to school or something? Perhaps she was ill? I would think this was a pretty important speech, being that it was the last one. I’m surprised she wasn’t there.

      • Marsbars09

        The Obamas’ are set for life! Talk about a severance package!
        Regarding Sasha, I think people are going to really ask questions on why she wasn’t present. This was a historical speech her daddy gave.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          They deserve it! Lol. He/They basically gave up 8 years of their life to serve our country. Have you seen how much he has aged in those 8 years? Meanwhile, Michelle always looks the same! Lol. I don’t think she has aged at all.
          I thought it was historical too- I’m guessing there must be a really good reason why she didn’t attend.

          • Marsbars09

            I’ve just read on another website she has some kind of important assignment due at school tomorrow. I’ve also read she may be sick.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh ok….that makes sense. I had a feeling it was something really important for her to miss a landmark speech like this.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Actually, they’re setting up shop in Washington (supposedly for the daughters). Besides, he sure as hell ain’t going back to the warzone known as Chicago that he and Rahm Emanuelle have only made worse.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          I thought they said they were going back? I heard that from somewhere. Maybe they still have their home there and will buy a second in DC? Yeah, I hear Chicago is out of control with all the shootings and violence this year and 2016. They even have us in NYC beat and we have way more people.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            Being only 5 hrs. away up I-55 (straight to Lake Shore Drive) we used to do Chicago frequently, but ever since one terrifying incident a few yrs. ago involving gun shots firing (while on a Xmas shopping trip with my family) haven’t been back.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh jeez…I wouldn’t go back either after that! I’ve actually never been to Chicago. I guess every big city is like that- has good areas and bad.
            Some of my immediate family members are NYPD and I know on New Year’s Eve every year, some neighborhoods go crazy with shooting their guns off at midnight (they shoot guns every night, but NYE was the worst). I used to get so nervous for them to have to work on NYE especially. One told me that right before midnight, they would try to hide their patrol car in an alley somewhere so that they wouldn’t get shot. I told him to please park the car near the hospital and go into the ER for midnight so you are not outside. It’s tricky at that time of night, because no stores or anything are open and you are basically a sitting duck. I used to work on the ambulance overnight in that neighborhood…it’s bad! This is in a certain area of Brooklyn called Brownsville. I wouldn’t recommend it! lol

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            That night in Chgo, was truly terrifying … we’re walking and then heard what sounded like “pops” in the distance, but then it got louder and (LOUDER) until we clearly realized it was happening right next to us. Then you all look at each and realize OH SHIT and we began to just run (with little ones in tow who became hysterical thinking it was terrorism). I’m getting sweaty writing this just thinking about it. But sounds like you can relate … I truly ♥ NY, but I could tell a few stories about that place as well. I’ve been around:-)

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Omg! That’s horrifying! Especially when you have kids with you. Aww…poor kids must have been so scared…(I know you were!).
            I actually had a guy chase us with a gun while we were in the ambulance with a patient en route to the hospital. I was in the back with the patient who was an old lady that we picked up from a nursing home who couldn’t breathe. This guy followed us with his family in his car almost all the way to the hospital and somehow by the grace of God, we were able to lose him. My partner was driving and zig zagging through the streets- we had lights and sirens, so we were able to go through red lights and lose him. He was yelling that we hit his car with the ambulance. I think someone else might have, but it certainly wasn’t us. The poor old lady in the back kept asking me what was going on and I just kept lying to her, telling her everything was fine. I told her you know how there are crazy drivers! Lol. After we arrived to the ER, my partner was shaking like a leaf (he actually had the gun pointed at him) because at one point, the guy pulled up along side the ambulance before he started chasing us. We thought he was a family member of the patient or someone trying to flag us down for an emergency. At first, he was following us right on our bumper and we didn’t know why. It was unbelievable. Smh. Our bosses gave us the day off after that…(how generous lol). My partner was traumatized and didn’t come back to work for a week or two. I went back to work the next day. Lol. I guess because it wasn’t pointed directly at me, it didn’t affect me as bad.
            I have a lot of crazy stories, but that one was probably the most terrifying. I felt so bad for that poor old lady! Thank god she made it to the hospital- could you imagine us trying to work on her with this guy coming after us? He would have been arrested for interfering with medical care in addition to any other charges associated with having a gun. He technically already did interfere with her care because we weren’t able to take a direct route to the hospital due to the fact that he was following us. The last thing you want to do for a person who can’t breathe is make them more nervous!
            Some hospitals in NYC are part of HHC (Health & Hospitals Corporation), which means they are owned and operated by NYC and not a private entity. The security guards in these hospitals are called “hospital police” and are actually armed and able to make arrests. Luckily, the hospital we took this woman to was part of HHC, so we immediately notified security upon arriving to the ER and told them the situation so that this guy wouldn’t run into the ER and try to shoot us! We stayed there for a while with the hospital police and he never showed up, so thank god for that. Maybe he knew better and realized there would be police there. The best part is now that one area of Brooklyn where this happened (called Ft. Greene) was a hell hole back then and it’s now gentrified…lmao. Someone I know bought a house over there and I looked at them like they were crazy! They were telling me how it’s such a great nteighborhood! Lmao. I don’t care how many hipsters live over there now, you can’t convince me that it’s a great neighborhood! The hipsters buy/rent places in all these really bad areas and then they wonder why they have become victims of a crime… go figure! 🤔

            Sorry so long…lol…just let me know after you’ve read it and I’ll delete the post.

          • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

            I lived in NYC for a very short time back in the day when it was at it’s worse (pre Rudy) … and have visited a few times since. Me and my BF at the time were stalked and followed (then eventually chased) by 3 dudes … it’s 3:AM, two tourists drunk as skunks, in expensive coats, plenty of ca$h, and wearing my new Gucci watch … it’s freezing cold, and the streets are empty (except for the knee-high garbage that all the stores push to the street curbs). We’re walking … we turn, they turn … we turn they turn again … we pick up the pace, they pick up the pace …. finally my BF says RUN~ ! These things always happen so fast and they all have one thing in common … it’s that moment realizing when you know “its on!” this shit is really happening …. RUN! So we run, barely making it to the lobby of the boutique/condo where we were staying … he’s fumbling for the door key to get in, they’re getting closer … but we make it in as they practically crash up against the glass doors and start kicking them. I knew then that those Mofos meant business. The next night we’re hanging around Taven on the Green, the Xmas carols are playing on the PA system outside, the snow is falling … and we encounter two big Italian NYC cops beating the shit out of a homeless man (as he lay on the ground with his few belongings and tears streaming down his face … it was brutal and I knew at that moment … I was done with NY and ready to go home. Such a beautiful and awesome place, but in reality, it’s also a very depressing place

    • delaney

      I saw Malia fighting back tears, struggling mightily to stay composed. She cried. Lovely girl.

  • Why is this happening to us?

    Does anyone else think it’s odd that there is no encore showing of RHOBH tonight? I missed the 9:00pm showing and it’s not being shown at all again tonight! It was followed by Ladies of London, WWHL and then RHOA! Wtf Bravo? How could they repeat LOL and not BH? I have it saved on my DVR, but can’t watch my DVR now- I can only watch Live TV. 😐

    • Marsbars09

      I’m sorry to hear that Why. :(. Thank you for letting me know because the latest episode is going to premiere in my neck of the woods in 20 minutes.

      • Why is this happening to us?

        You’re welcome. I don’t know what’s going on at Bravo these days. They moved Married to Medicine to Friday nights and never even advertised the Houston show and now this. Bunch of weird things going on…

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      Well that sux … what gives with your DVR? It’s just the opposite for me; when the live TV isn’t working (and with good ol’ DIrectTV that’s a common occurrence) I can always rely on the DVR! Oh well, at least you’ll get about 100 more opportunities to catch BH between now and next week.

      • Why is this happening to us?

        I have it on the DVR, but I am not able to watch it until tomorrow because that particular tv was in use. Just thought it was odd that they only aired it once on a premiere night. I thought I was going to watch it live at 11:30pm in a different room. Oh well…

  • JC

    I just wish both Eileen and Dorit would both stop. Eileen needs a hobby. Who could live with her obsessive tendency to dissect every conversation and the intent behind it on a daily bases?…..and Dorit, can she finish a clear cut sentence? I know she’s still a newbie but didn’t she research how this cast pours over he said; she said shi€ and will crucify those who don’t get it exactly right? Got-dern-it, I couldn’t finish watching this episode of RHOBH. I just can’t anymore with panty gate. If they can’t stop for themselves at least do so for Erika. I don’t think they even remember that Erika is a person and not just a stop-gap point for their argument.

  • LeLu23

    I can’t stand to look at that nasty Kim’s face, and I have not even seen the episode yet. Tuned in to watch the Prez’s speech but rerun of RHBH did not show. I did catch WWHL and the junkie did not disappoint. Grinning and checking herself in the monitors, smoothing her hair, head swiveling like an owl looking at her daughter and at Lisa, repeating herself…Yep she’s clean

    • Marsbars09

      LMAO!

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Who was on WWHL tonight? I didn’t get to see it.