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?


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image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Monday, February 27, 2012

Maggie-isms from "Downton Abbey"


Just in case you're having Maggie withdrawal:


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Friday, February 24, 2012

cat vs. printer


Warning:  Contains some profanity. This kitty does get frustrated!


More cats.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

protect yourself from credit card hijacking


How to protect yourself from electronic pickpockets who hijack the radio frequency technology in your credit cards.


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This video explains the problem:  


This video provides a cheap solution:

Friday, February 17, 2012

biking as an extreme sport


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


More bicycle items.

More extreme sports.

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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.

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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 set to "I Will Always Love You," view this video below.

What to do in Dubai.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

snowy weather


Thanks goodness I live in sunny California! Frank Sinatra sings.


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Monday, February 6, 2012

spectacular nature video shows grizzly bears traipsing through snowy mountains


Take a few minutes to commune with nature.  Watch these grizzly bears traipse through snowy mountains.


More bears.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

at the circus--a fox and mink coat


Check out this spectacular fox and mink coat!


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