Monday, May 21, 2018

Waitstaff Day May 21, 2918

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Waitstaff Day
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Who really makes every dinner out great? Brings you your drinks, serves your meal and does it all with a huge smile even when you leave a measly tip? That’s right! Your waitstaff. These intrepid masters of culinary experience management are the reason your food is hot, delivered in the right order, and ready to be out to your table at the perfect time to experience maximum enjoyment. Waitstaff Day celebrates these heroes, like we all should every day, and brings awareness to the challenges they face and the work they do to make every dining experience a great one. Have you thanked your Waitstaff recently?

History of Waitstaff Day
Waitstaff have been making our life easier for far longer than history records. Waitstaff have doubtless existed in every form of restaurant that has existed, and while they may not have been paid in the traditional sense, the tables of nobility were serviced by waitstaff. They are a vital part of the experience of having a meal out, and in posher homes are equally important to things as simple as the family dinner. As anyone who has been to a restaurant and had poor (or excellent) service knows, there’s something about a skilled and attentive member of waitstaff that can turn a mediocre or frustrating experience into an amazing experience.

Think all waitstaff are friendly and cheerful? While that’s usually the case, there are actually restaurants where the staff is paid to be coarse and rude to the customers, and believe it or not people actually throng to the restaurant to be berated by them. No, this isn’t some strange fetish, it’s just all part of the experience that’s created by your amazing waitstaff. Waitstaff Day was established to honor these individuals and the environments they provide, and the events they help to make special memories.
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Word of the Day

hanker 


Definition:(verb) Desire strongly or persistently.
Synonyms:longyearn
Usage:There, my lady cousin; there stands the most undutiful child in the world; she hankers after a beggarly rascal, and won't marry one of the greatest matches in all England.

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Idiom of the Day


be little love lost between (two people)

 — Of two people, to dislike one another very much. 

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History

Rajiv Gandhi Is Assassinated (1991)

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When his brother Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash in 1981, Rajiv Gandhi—then an airline pilot—was drafted into politics by his mother, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. When she was assassinated in 1984, he succeeded her as prime minister. In 1987, he sent peacekeeping forces to Sri Lanka in an unsuccessful attempt to end Tamil-Sinhalese violence. Following allegations of corruption, he resigned as prime minister in 1989. He was assassinated in 1991. 

Mary Anning (1799)

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The daughter of a British cabinetmaker who supplemented his income by selling "curiosities" he recovered from cliff-side fossil beds near his home, Mary Anning grew up collecting fossils. When she was just 12 years old, she and her brother discovered the first ichthyosaur skeleton to be correctly identified. As an adult, she continued the dangerous work of scouring the Lyme Regis cliffs for fossils and made a number of significant geological finds. 

Anastenaria

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Anastenaria is a firewalking ceremony in Greece, in the communes of Agia Eleni near Serres and of Langada near Thessalonike. Men and women, some holding red kerchiefs and some carrying icons of St. Constantine and St. Helen—in whose honor the ceremonies are held—dance barefooted on red-hot coals while folk musicians play. The custom is supposed to have originated in an ancient form of worship that was brought by travelers from Kosti in Eastern Thrace and adapted to Christian beliefs. 

These Dinosaur Tracks Are 200 Million Years Old, but Tourists Keep Ripping Them Up

Forget initials carved into trees or litter tossed by the side of a trail—Red Fleet State Park in Utah has bigger vandalism problems. Tourists have been tearing up slabs of ancient rock and tossing them into a nearby reservoir, the Utah State Parks ...
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These dinosaur tracks are 200 million years old, but tourists keep ripping them up

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1602 - Martha's Vineyard was first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold. 
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1688 - The English poet Alexander Pope was born. 
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1819 - Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City. They were originally known as "swift walkers." 
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1832 - In the U.S., the Democratic Party held its first national convention. 
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1881 - The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. 


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1892 - The opera "I Pagliacci," by Ruggero Leoncavallo, was performed for the first time in Milan, Italy. 

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1904 - Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was founded. 
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1922 - The cartoon, "On the Road to Moscow," by Rollin Kirby won a Pulitzer Prize. It was the first cartoon awarded the Pulitzer. 
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1929 - William Henry Storey registered the trademark for the board game Sorry! in the U.K. (U.K. number 502898) 

The Mahaska County Courthouse in Oskaloosa is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
1934 - Oskaloosa, IA, became the first city in the U.S. to fingerprint all of its citizens. 

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1956 - The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean over Bikini Atoll. 

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1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day "bed-in" in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. 

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1979 - Elton John began a series of Russian concerts that were videotaped for a cable-TV special and a videodisc. They were both titled "To Russia with Elton." This was the first time a Western pop star played in the U.S.S.R.



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DAILY SQU-EEK





If You Were Born Today, May 21
You are exceptionally witty, playful, and possess a youthful quality to your personality your entire life. You are highly creative on a mental level, have an excellent memory, and love a good debate. Sometimes short on patience, you might feel that others don’t move as quickly in thought as you do. However, you are also a people person. Famous people born today: 
Mother of Julius Caesar Aurelia Cotta120 BC Aurelia Cotta, Mother of Julius Caesar, born in Rome (d. 54 BC)

Poet Alexander Pope1688 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England


English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry1780 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller1904 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan1940 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Actor Mr. T1952 Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

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READERS INFO



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Founded on this day in 1881.

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Lightning in a Bottle 2018

May 23-28, 2018 | Bradley, CA

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Take a creative powerhouse like Burning Man, with the same mind-warping musical talent, and trade the desert for lush greenery, rolling hills and a scenic lake, and you have the fairy tale that is the Lightning in a Bottle festival (LIB). This 4-day celebration of art, sustainability, music, performance and life aims to spread the proverbial lightning beyond the bottle and into the daily lives of all its participants.

further information: Lightning In A Bottle 2018


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Texas and Neighbors Art Competition 2018

May 12 - Jun 9, 2018 | Irving, TX 

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This annual, multi-day festival brings together top artists from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Each year, a juror is selected to evaluate work from the contributing artists. Artists can place in multiple categories from colored pencil to oil-based.

further information: 2018 Texas and Neighbors Preview Gallery – Irving Art Association


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Pictures of the day

Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street
The Sky Garden is an interior roof garden that occupies the 34th through 37th storeys of 20 Fenchurch Street, London. Called London's highest public park, it includes a large viewing area, terrace, bar and two restaurants. However, it has drawn criticism for its limited greenery.


DIVER IN MAGIC KINGDOM
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Green Lake (Grüner See) is located Tragöss Austria. In spring snowmelt raises the lake level about 10 meters. This phenomenon, which lasts only a few weeks covering the hiking trails, meadows, trees. The result is magical to watch diving landscapes. Location: Grüner See at Tragöss – Austria

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Loyal Puppy pattern by Amanda Berry

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Mad as a Hatter ~ A Pincushion Ring pattern by Sheila Higgins

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Diamond Mosaic Cushion Cover

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crochet
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Heart Strings Afghan

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Lumi pattern by Russell Sansom

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RECIPE
thanks, Maria
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread with Bacon, Garlic, Cheddar and Swiss ~ the ultimate snack for your Super Bowl party! | FiveHeartHome.com

Paul Smith

CROCKPOT RECIPE
SLOW COOKER BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BALSAMIC DRIZZLE
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The flavors of summer from green Brussels sprouts and the tang of a delicious balsamic drizzle make this slow cooking recipe a diamond in the rough.
Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
– 1 tablespoon brown sugar
– 1/2 tablespoon honey
– 3 to 4 cups brussels sprouts
– 3 tablespoons olive oil
– Salt and pepper
– 2 tablespoons vegan butter
– Vegan cheese, grated
Directions:
Reduction:
– Take vinegar and the brown sugar, stirring over medium heat until boiling. Then set aside and let cool.
Sprouts:
1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, drizzling with olive oil.
2. Add vegan butter.
3. Cook on high 2 hours or low 3-4 hours until cooked.
4. Drizzle reduction over and top with salt and pepper.
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SWEETS
thanks, Abby

Greek Yogurt Banana Poppers

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Even without a food processor, you can enjoy frozen bananas for dessert. Step up their sweetness by dipping your banana slices in greek yogurt before freezing them. That leaves you an extra ingredient, so you can top your poppers with chocolate, coconut, or nuts. 

ADULT COLORING

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Andy Warhol

CRAFTS
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Fernando Bolero, age 12

CHILDREN'S CORNER
... art
thanks, Renee
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PUZZLE
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fundamentals

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loge
obtain
options

paper

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refund
repel
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Squirrels were America's most popular pet in the 1700s.-------------------- Strongman John McGrath can bend a 4 1/2-inch solid steel bar with his teeth!-------------------- Lobsters have colorless blood!


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CLEVER

Easy Book Holder

Had to share that my grandma does. Take a pants hanger and hang it on a cabinet in the kitchen to hold a cook book or any book and You have free hands to cook and look up if You forgot a step
Take a pants hanger and hang it on a cabinet in the kitchen to hold a cook book or any book and you'll have free hands to cook and look up if you forgot a step.


EYE OPENER
THE ULTIMATIST GROCERY LIST- which you can download
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