Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Turn up the heat Daily Caller! Pat’s freezing.

“Love when the Starbucks coffee cup warms up your freezing hands #chillyoffice” — The Daily Caller‘s Social Media and Outreach Editor Pat McMahon.

Viewer asks really dumb Kate Upton questions

“@BretBaier ill make a deal with you. You help me get to 50 Followers and I will send you an official Alan P Spuzzillo autographed 8×10.” Spuzzillo is a community, social and political activist in Annapolis, Md. And he’s outreaching alright, to Kate Upton, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model. Spuzzillo probes her, asking, “@KateUpton did u volunteer for the swimsuit issue or did u actually get paid?” And this: “I’m confused did @KateUpton win a contest or internship?” For the full authority on Upton, see Politico CLICK — they can’t stop telling us she’s the congressman’s niece.

What’s Driving the Day… “Mars announces new calorie limits for candy bars, which could spell the end of the king-sized Snickers.” — NBC Washington.

TV reporter and dog rapt by Westminster dog show

“Watched Westminster dog show with the pups. When the King Charles English toy pranced by, Scotty stood up and stared at the TV… his breed.” — ABC 7’s Stephen Tschida.

Convo Between Two Journos

“Just finished watching entire series of #FridayNightLights for second time. perhaps this will be an annual ritual. (attn @meredithshiner)” — Former TNR Online Editor Seyward Darby.

“You can never, EVER have too much Tim Riggins. #LawsOfTheUniverse #TexasForever” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

FishbowlDC Party…

Dear Fishbowl Friends, the party is nearly upon us — tonight, in fact, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lost Society, where you’ll be greeted by a big, burly intern manning the invitation only guest list. If you haven’t yet RSVP’d please do so by following the link in the invitation we’ve already sent you. Many standout stars are planning to show up — we don’t want to spoil the surprises. But if you know Slate‘s Dave Weigel, send him a note or a tweet and nudge him to attend. As of our last exchange, he said  he is “considering.” Our lives hang in the balance unless you can get him there. Ezzy, shockingly, hasn’t RSVPd. On a brighter note, I’m told the fare will include chicken waffles, Bourbon S’mores and as much high end vodka as you can stand. — Betsy

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.