Monday, April 6, 2020

Lundi Morning Matin 4-6-2020

Stella Monday Morning EveryOne
      Well another Monday, another day in a world full of humdrum pandemonium and pandemic paranoia. So what is there to keep us from crawling back into bed and pulling the sheets and covers back up over our heads? With all that is going on, what is there to keep us from totally loosing it and going off the deep end, as some have already done? Seriously what is it that, what reason, what? Well for starters, most of you know I try to keep this religious neutral, those who know me understand that my comments and push come from a strong faith based background. I'm not here to beat you over the head with that 10 pound Scofield Bible that sat on Grandma's coffee table for so many years. But I cannot, especially during this time of total world chaos sit here and tell you, to just, "wish upon a star", utter a few mumbo jumbo words, turn a few "cards" and just with happy thoughts and it's all gonna be alright. Anyone who gives you that kind of pep talk and way to handle this is just full of horse pucky. The reality is, I wanna go back to bed and pull the covers over my head, I wanna wake up, turn the TV on and find out this has all been a bad dream, but true is that ain't the way it works. So what do we do? First, maybe find a smaller version of that 10 pound thing on Grandma's coffee table and open it up and read the darn thing. See how those in centuries past handled their issues. Second, stop blaming God for what He is not responsible, and third find a new outlook on life that actually can give you some hope. Yes, if you are reading this, pretty good chances you don't have this darn virus, so be thankful, If by some change you do, you are still able to so some things while there are many out there even without this virus that can't. So find a way to be thankful for any breath of life you are give. If you have a job, be thankful, if you don't be thankful for any family and friends you have. Find something to be thankful for, the sun, the rain, the upshoot of green leaves, the sound of birds, the feel that spring is int the air. Be thankful. The world is not stopping and neither can we, all the politicians in the world can not stop the world from revolving on its axis or around the sun, so we can not stop either. So get out of your pity party, put up your big boy undies or big girl panties and let's get it going. Either work, at a job, or work around the house. Give a call or email, or send a card to someone who you know really needs encouragement. There is much you can do, so let's pull on those hikers, and head for the starting line. This day is going to start with or without us, so we might as well make the most of it, and instead of finding a way to blame everyone else for what is from God to the politicians to other countries, let's find a way to build up, and reach out and pray for all those around us. And if you have a job may we feel blessed, and to those on the front lines may the God of Heaven and Earth, the God of all that began and will be through eternity may He guide your steps throughout the day and though-out this journey. Now let's go and all of us make us a most Happy, Happy all day long. 
Your Morning Rooster
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Caramel Popcorn Day
International Carbonara Day
New Beer’s Eve
Tartan Day
California Poppy Day
Plan Your Epitaph Day
Sorry Charlie Day
Teflon Day
Army Day
Charlie the Tuna Day
Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
Hostess Twinkie Day
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
National Student Athlete Day
Tater Day ( It's Sweet Potatoes)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Day
American Indian Awareness Week:  6-10
Explore Your Career Options: 6-10
The Masters Tournament: 6-12
Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
Fair Housing Month 
Financial Literacy Month 
Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month
Frog Month 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Fox Friday / 4-3-2020

Fox Friday EveryOne
And happy Paradise Friday, may the hours on the clock pass like the trade winds that blow off the coast of Hawaii, steady, constant and quickly but not damaging. But oh to just get through today, I have the petal down already, the roof off the sports vehicle and my hair is blowing in the wind. Although I am just beginning my day I already have the finish line in my sights and I see nothing but the drag strip in front of me. It’s an 8 hour straight away that I have one goal in mind, getting there without blowing up my engine or having a major whip out. This is a no holds race and I want there first. I have places to go, people to see and things to do and I am excited for it all. No getting there first and winning does not mean I do it recklessly or without a cause. But I with a mindful purpose and a goal before me. How about you, are you with me, are you ready to be there. Them let them light the tree and let this race begin. We are headed for Paradise Friday Party with all full steam ahead. Ok so the theme of the weeks has been, different kinds of Squirrels, yup those fuzzy little critters that like to help dig holes in your yard, gotta love em. Now if along the way you come on one in true need, stop and lend a hand, and to all the others, greet them and point them in the right direction. And when it is all said and done, may you have had a most Happy, Happy the whole day long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances 
Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day
National Walk to Work Day
Tweed Day
World Party Day
Fan Dance Day
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day
International Kids Yoga Day
Find A Rainbow Day
National Film Score Day
National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day:
Pony Express Day
Weed Out Hate

National Cordon Bleu Day - 4
International Carrot Day - 4
National Burrito Day - 4
National Ramon Noodle Day - 4
Hug a Newsman Day - 4
Walk Around Things Day - 4
School Librarian Day - 4
Tell a Lie Day - 4
World Rat Day - 4
Every Day is Tag Day - 4
International Day for Mine Awareness& Assistance in Mine Action - 4
International Pillow Fight Day - 4
Jeep 4x4 Day - 4 
National Hand Made Day - 4
National Love Our Children Day - 4
National Play Outside Day - 4
Slow Art Day - 4
Take Your Parents To The Playground Day - 4
Victims of Violence Wholly Day - 4
Vitamin C Day - 4
Tangible Karma Day - 4
National Dental Hygienest Week: 4-10
Hate Week: 4-10
National Robotics Week: 4-12
Money Smart Week: 4-11

Caramel Day - 5
National Raisin & Spice Bar Day - 5
National Deep Dish Pizza Day - 5
Palm Sunday - 5
Go for Broke Day - 5
National Dandelion Day - 5
Read a Road Map Day - 5
Geologists Day - 5
Gold Star Spouses Day - 5
National Education and Sharing Day - 5 
National Flash Drive Day - 5
Read A Road Map Day - 5
Bat Appreciation Week: 5-11
Holy Week: 5-11
National Blue Ribbon Week:  5-11
National Public Health Week:  5-11
National Window Safety Week: 5-11
Undergraduate Research Week: 5-11
World Irish Dancing Week: 5-12

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Abert Thursday / 4-2-220

Abert Thursday 
Hello Thursday morning and oh to see the beauty of a sun rise. If in your corner of the globe you cannot see the sun so brightly know that it is still there and it is still shining out it’s rays of hope and warmth to start the morning. Be of good cheer as if you are reading this, whether I’m funny or boring or dull or over the top with excitement you can do what a lot of other cannot and that is read, you can think and process thoughts, you can. When you stop to think about those two words you can, and all that we really are able to do, there is reason in and of itself to be thankful on this morning. As we start of trek off the mountain top and that path that leads us from the pinnacle to the flats of Friday. Be aware of all the blessings that have been given you and the opportunities in life, then bare that down on that peddle and put it to the metal and make the most of all you have to get the job done today not because but because you can. Have a great day remember to lend a hand to anyone in true in, and to the rest encourage with a warm smile. And may you have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances
Children's Book Day
Reconciliation Day
International Children's Book Day: 2
Mule Day: 2-5 
National Ferret Day
National Burrito Day
National Love Your Produce Manager Day
World Autism Day
World Autism Acceptance Day
Cancer Control Month
Car Care Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
(International) Cesarean Awareness Month Link
Community Spirit Days (1-30)
Confederate History Month
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month  Link
Couple Appreciation Month
Defeat Diabetes Month
Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Trying to Cope with this COV-19 Thing & an Orange Rush Cocktail / 4-1-2020

      Ok so this week, has been a hard one for me, as a work at home, many would think this is a breeze of a time. No change in schedules, no change in routines, life just rolls on. Ok folks news flash I am not a Hermit, a Monk, a Solitarian. During the week I am part of a Mens Bible Study group, I have worship team rehearsal, we like to go out and do a lot of window shopping. We enjoy going out periodically and eat out, we have a life outside these walls I call my castle. I've about had it, I'm tired of people calling me selfish, for wanting to go out, I am tired of being thought of a misfit because I don't want to be anti-social or a loner. And I resent those statements and comments, as although I don't like them I do abide by them. I do keep my physical distance, I don't congregate with other, and I do promote healthy practices as much as I can. But it does not mean I have to like it or agree with it. I saw on the news the other night someone wanting to close the bridges to the outside world thinking this will "keep us safe". I'm sorry but get a life and get real folks, if you believe that I have some beautiful river front property for you in the middle of the Sahara dessert, real cheap. There is also another host if issues that make that a ridicules thought. If you want to be that isolated, move to upstate Maine or a lot further north into Canada and take it off the grid, thats about the only way you are going to escape this.We forget there have been 24,000 – the estimated number of deaths in the US related to the flu during this flu season, 10% – the percent of deaths from the flu as a percent of confirmed flu cases via the CDC (note much higher than the coronavirus), 39,000,000 – the number of estimated individuals in the US who contracted the flu this flu season.(Please note these figures come from Blabber Buzz in a posting they put out 4-1-2020) and the numbers keep going on and on. I am not saying the COVID-19 is not a serious illness or virus, I am just saying the media has driven this hysteria past the point of crazy madness. We need to practice healthy choices, we need to be smart about going out when we are sick, and especially to work. We need be smart about being around our seniors who have higher compromised health issues, and we need to be smart about those not so old who have respiratory or other health issues that would be an issue if we were to come around them sick and ill. This is the issue, not just with COVID-19, but with the flu, with other spreadable viruses and illnesses. But we also need to quickly find a way to get those tests that can confirm someone has had and has recovered and allow them to get back to the real world and get things going again. The order for both the healthy and the sick to stop and just watch the world go by is not the answer, but for now that is what we have to live by. Let's just get this done and let's get back to as much normalcy as we possibly can. You know I don't like it, I get it you don't like it, no one likes it, but let's face it, it is what it is and until someone wakes up and starts making better decisions and the medical lays off the paranoia and mass media hysteria many will continue to live in fear, instead of living for a new and better day.   Ok if you haven't figured this out this is an editorial, these are my opinions, no one else's You don't have to agree with me, but let's get talking about how to bring this shut down to an end, help those that need help and move on with life to some normalcy again. Until then, hope to see you soon on Cape Cod, under normal conditions.       
      Well it's a good time to cover some good eats, this week we did DJs Family Sports Pub located 165 Yarmouth Rd in Hyannis. We did the split wings grab and go. Now at first my heart sank when I found out they have discontinued their Mandarin Orange-Ginger flavor. I loved that flavor and nearly backed out, but instead I ended up trading out for the lemon-garlic wings and the wife got the teriyaki flavored wings. Ok so I. ate over half of both and she dove into my lemon-garlic like I might not get any. So, is it a deal breaker, no, because I know whatever I order at DJ's it will be good, to take home now, or when we get back to sit down. You can never go wrong with DJ's Famous Wings, just hope they bring back the Mandarin Orange-Ginger flavored wings. Yummm.
      Next up, and if I mentioned this recently I apologize but we just went on Saturday and still amazed at the size of the sandwiches and that's Holly's Deli, across from the Dennis Fire Department on Rt 28. I got the Italian Sub and the wife got the roast beef with horseradish. These things are ginormous and tasty as all get out and reasonable in price. Now we also went over to the take and bakes that she has. 6.99 or 10.99 for individual or two person lasagna. They have buffalo chicken mac & cheese, they have stuffed shells, they have, oh shoot, just get in there and grab something for lunch and take dinner home with you as well. This stuff is like out of this world. 
      Ok this week I am going to push my friends up at Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits. They have switched over and are making some wicked awesome hand sanitizer. You might want to check out their website or give them a holler about when they will be ready with the next batch to be dispensed. And while you are there, pick up a couple bottles of wine or a bottle or two of gin or rum or both. If you are gonna sanitize the outside, you might as well keep the inside squeaky sanitized as well with the good stuff. Now they will go in and get it for you and bring it out to you as the shop is actually not open right now for browsing, but they are open for purchase pick ups. So let's keep the spirits flowing and the winery going. Love these folks up there.. If you need they are located in North Truro.           
       Welcome back to the weekly question of what month is it. Yup, the days are getting longer but the staleness of the house and sitting around watching the paint on the wall either dry or peel are so extremely boring to me. Ok I know, I know, I need to be more positive, more up lifting, have a better outlook on things. You know what, as an old koot I've been around long enough that I deserve and have earned the right to be grumpy about what is going on. When I look at what I have lived through in the past and the servility of past large scale world sicknesses, this still does not add up. Many of you, especially you younger folk have been media brain washed in thinking the world is coming to an end. You sit in front of you flat screens and portable phone with the latest on how many more tests were done today then yesterday then marvel at why the numbers of cases keep going up. Dah wake up kids, do the math. The one good thing I see coming out of this is my some of you will keep better hygiene, In this day and age i'm sorry but there is no excuse. Some of those I see come through for the tours, don't get me wrong it's great to have people, but the odor and the dirtiness sometimes you just wonder. We need to take care of our seniors, Ok, some would say I am well into my senior years, But I mean those in the homes, those with health issues need to be cared for, But the rest of us, give me a break. Am I playing devils advocate, maybe, maybe not. But with what I have heard once you've had this you can move on, so let's get this test going that can tell if you've had and get this country moving again. This is getting out of hand. OK, I liken it to the sharks that will be here soon, when they come, you use your smarts bout it, sometimes you have to move down the beach a bit, or make sure you have look outs. You take precautions, unless you the nut cases that just want to close it all down, burry their head in the sand and wine about it all. Really. Ok I, got the sharks in there, and did you hear the Right Whales have been back for a bit. I have seen them a couple times out to the north and boy are they spectacular. I have gotten the word that, oystering and scalloping have come to an end in many areas, and time to let them repopulate. But Quahoging and soft shell digging is still open. And as the Massachusetts Fish Department has noted that fishing, is not closed and you can go out on your boats and fish. Just don't take a group with you please. No I don't like the laws but they are what they are and I will abide by them, that is my duty. Folks, Let's get this straight, I do get the seriousness, but we need to stop being ridiculous about what is going on. Well folks, be smart, be safe, look in on your neighbors, (from a distance as necessary) and let's pray we can get past this thing sooner than later and all meet together right here on old Cape Cod.      
      On this first day of April it almost feels like Mother earth is trying to play a really mean fools joke on the world. But my mother always told me that the best thing to get into you when you did not feel good was the all natural healing Chicken soup and lots of vitamin C. So what is one of the best sources of vitamin C, the Orange, or frankly many different kinds of fruits. Well, my theory to all this COVID-19, I will let those around me sanitize the outside or their bodies while I choose to sanitize the inside of my body. Yum. LOL. What can I say. You deal with C-19 your way, I will deal with it my way and trust me I will have a much happier time about it. Now with all that said, in these times of being home all the time it can be very easy to take this a bit farther than one should. So please be a responsible consumer and if you are out and about, please don't drink and drive, even a short distance, it's just not worth the risk. Now lets get this show on the road and get our daily dose of vitamin C. 

      This week's recipe: an Orange Rush Cocktail

      1      oz      Orange rum
   1/2      oz      Peach schnapps
      2      oz      Orange juice
      1      oz      Pineapple juice
      1      oz      Cranberry juice

      Mix all ingredients together, pour into a tall glass and garnish with a slice of orange, a wedge of pineapple and or a few cranberries.  

Golden Mantled Wednesday / 4-1-2020

Golden Mantled Wednesday EveryOne
And a grand Wednesday morning to you, and may the sun shine upon you all day for warm, guidance, and encouragement all the day long. It’s time to wake those sleepy little eyes, open those ears to see and hear what is already a wonderful morning. No April foolery here, just a plain old plate full of goodness for today. So as everyone feels the need for cranky pranks, remember to shower them with kindness, and blessings, besides they won’t know what to do. And may the you see more outrageous acts of kindness today than messy pranks good bad. It’s hump day, it’s the halfway point we are closer to the end of this week than the beginning, so live it up today and be happy, as we have all reason to be. Go and have a great day, and remember to lend a hand to anyone you find in true need and bring a smile to all others you meet. And may you have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
April Fool's Day
Atheist Day
International Fun at Work Day
International Tatting Day
National Walking Day
Boomer Bonus Days
Childhelp National Day of Hope
Library Snap Shot Day
Myles Day
National Fun Day
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
Poetry & The Creative Mind Day
Reading is Funny Day
Sorry Charlie Day
St. Stupid Day
US Air force Academy Day
APAWS Pooper Scooper  Week: 1-7
Golden Rule Week: 1-7
Laugh at Work Week: 1-7
Medication Safety Week: 1-7
Mule Day: 1-7
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week: 1-7 (aka Get A Grip Day!)
National Florida Tomato Month
National BLT Sandwich Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soyfoods Month
National Grilled Cheese Month
National Garlic Month

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Gray Tuesday / 3-31-2020

Gray Tuesday EveryOne
Amazing as I came into the office this morning and pulled open the blinds, I could hear the call of a Cardinal somewhere in the area. Sometimes I wonder is it really worth getting up every morning, and going through the drill and grind of it all. Although work itself is not what I would call my first love in life I find that appreciating the little things in the morning help get me to a right frame or the right starting box to get my day going. This morning the Cardinal, other mornings it’s the squirrels and rabbits chasing each other in the yard, others the mere enjoyment of watching the sun rise. Getting up this hour can be brutal sometimes and how we choose to come into it can mean a world of difference to those around us, whether in an office building, in our home office or just in our environment as we get our day started out and about. So pull from where you have to where you need to, whatever it takes to put that smile on your face, life is not always kind but we can choose to be of good heart and good spirit even when all else is not so sunshiny sometimes. Now go spread some morning cheer, and if you come on one in true need, lend them a hand, and to all others give encouragement, and may you have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Trainer
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Oysters on the Half Shell Day
National Clam Day
National Tater Day
National Oranges & Lemons Day
Bunsen Burner Day
National Crayon Day
World Backup Day
Anesthesia Tech Day
Cesar Chavez Day
Equal Pay Day
International Hug A Medielvalist Da
International Transgender Day of Visibility
National Prom Day
National "She's Funny That Way" Day
Terri's Day
Mule Week: 30-4/5
National Youth Violence Prevention Week: 30-4/3