Wednesday, February 29, 2012

waiter slang


Hash-house slang has intrigued me ever since I learned that a non-fat decaf cappuccino is referred to as a "why bother." Though it has a colorful history dating back to the 1850s, usage is dying out because so are coffee shops and diners. Maybe some of the terms were overheard by customers who then decided to cancel their order (I think I'd give it a second thought if I ordered hash and heard the waiter holler out "clean up the kitchen"!) How many of these waiter slang terms have you heard of?


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Maggie-isms from "Downton Abbey"


Just in case you're having Maggie withdrawal:


Great ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.

Friday, February 17, 2012

bike as an extreme sport


Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill performs some impressive street trials riding in Edinburgh.


More bicycle items. 

More extreme sports.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

choir of military wives


Gareth Malone, a Choir master for the London Symphony Orchestra, took a group of military wives whose husbands were all away in Afghanistan and turned them into a choir. They wrote a song based on excerpts from letters written by the couples while apart and this is the beautiful result.


More military items. 

One Marine's story. 

A Rosie-the-Riveter story.

More choirs.  

More singing.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.



Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney is gone


And we will always miss her.

Did you know Dolly Parton wrote her most famous song?




In case you didn't make it to Dubai for this sychronized fountains show:

More amazing Dubai.

What to do in Dubai.

Here are some travel articles to inspire and help you plan some spectacular getaways.



Wednesday, February 8, 2012