Friday, September 20, 2019

Baby Boo Friday / 9-20-19

Baby Boo Friday EveryOne
   Goooood Moorrrrning everyone, and how do you do? Time to rise and shine and give some glory to the one who got us this far and to whom will get us the rest of the way through this final day. That's right it is FRIDAY, that awesome wonderful, glorious day we strive to get to right from the get go. So what do we need to do to get this day going? First after you get out of that comfy bed of yours, you can put those hikers away and put the staff in the umbrella stand, next find those sprinters and get them on and laced up, then find a good hat or visor to shield your face and eyes from the sun that will do it's best to blind you and then let's get heading to the starting line. What to expect today, is a long, hot dessert marathon where more sprinting is the name of the game than what we have been used to the rest of the week. As we go along today we need to keep out wits about us, yes we need numbers, we need quantity, but we can not sacrifice quality just for numbers. Take those lines those projects that we paired down yesterday and let's see them through to the end. Let's make the best out of every opportunity that comes our way, accept and take those challenges head on and strive to give our best in all we do. I understand that most of us get this, that we hear it day in and day out, but really on a Friday when we are already exhausted and tired. We are just having issues getting going let alone now they want more out of us for what? So what is the theme week you ask, some of you thought I forgot about it,, nope,, the them has been different types or name of Pumpkins. Not even a lousy pat on the back anymore and looking for a thank you is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But if for nothing else yourself and those around you who do care, who do give a crap, who have been there all along and supported you from the very beginning. Do it for your family, do it for those loved ones, do it for you. Those above you in their golden palace chairs and stock market windfalls only care about numbers, but that is not who you do it for. so forget them and concentrate on what needs done. Now along the way, hard times, depression, health and mental attaches do not take a break just because it is Friday. They seem to want to work harder, so as we come on those in true need, we will still take the time to stop and listen and then do whatever we can to help. Then if need see them to the next care center and get back onto the trail and put those toes in the sand and hoof it all in to the finish line. So, with all that, let's get to the starting line. focus, put a smile on our face, get that sparkle in the eye and let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long and share it with however we can and where ever we can.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
www.ccrockhopper.com 

Holidays & Observances:
National Punch Day / Rum Punch Day
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
Bright Pink Lipstick Day
Clean Up The World Weekend: 20-22
Constitution Day/Pledge Across America
International Grenache Day
National Concussion Awareness Day
National Doodle Day
National Fried Rice Day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
National String Cheese Day
National Tradesmen Day
National Ballroom Dance Week: 20-29

National Pecan Cookie Day - 21
International Banana Festival - 21
International Peace Day - 21
International Red Panda Bear Day - 21
Miniature Golf Day - 21
Oktoberfest  begins in Germany - 21
World Gratitude Day - 21
Batman Day - 21
Big Whopper Liar Day - 21
Boys' and Girls' Club Day for Kids - 21
International Coastal Cleanup Day - 21
International Day of Peace - 21
International Eat An Apple Day - 21
Locate An Old Friend Day - 21
National Chai Day - 21
National Clean Up Day - 21
National Dance Day - 21
National Gymnastics Day - 21
National Museum Day - 21
National Seatcheck Saturday 2019 - 21
National Singles' Day - 21
National Surgical Technologists Day - 21
Puppy Mill Awareness Day - 21
World's Alzheimer's Day - 21
World Cleanup Day - 21
Farm Animal Awareness Week: 21

National Ice Cream Cone Day - 22
Business Women's Day - 22
Elephant Appreciation Day - 22
Hobbit Day - 22
Car Free Day - 22
Chainmail Day - 22
Dear Diary Day - 22
Elephant  Appreciation Day - 22
Great Gorilla Run Day - 22
International Day of Radiant Peace - 22
National Centenarian's Day - 22
National Girls' Night In - 22
National Leg Wear Day - 22
National Rock n' Roll Dog Day - 22
National White Chocolate Day - 22
Remote Employee Appreciation Day - 22
Banned Books Week: 22-28
Deaf Dog Awareness Week: 22-28
International Interpreters and Translators Week: 22-28
National Dog Week: 22-28
National Employ Older Workers Week: 22-28
National Keep Kids Creative Week: 22-28
Remember to Register to Vote Week: 22-28
Sea Otter Awareness Week: 22-28
Tolkien Week: 22-28 
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 22-28
World Reflexology Week: 22-28

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Casper Thursday / 9-19-19

Casper Thursday EveryOne
Hi-de-ho there neighbor like persons, I hope you had a great day yesterday. It had its challenges, it had its ups and downs, but yesterday is behind us and today is before us. So let's start by getting our focus on the right objective and and then get our fuzzy butt out of its proverbial cranial bed. That's right need to actually get our of our cozy place and get moving to get this day actually going. So up, up, up and at em we go, and we will get it together and we will go after it all today. Now a good place to start is getting those hikers on and taking hold of that staff. The trip today will take us down and off this mountain we have been working on since the get go on Monday, and we will not only get out of this tropical jungle but we will clear the tree line and get out into the clearing. But what is it going to take, this is the workhorse day of the week, this is the day we have to weed the garden, pull out all those choke weeds, get those loose ends rained in and, make the decision to what's working and what's not. What is worth keeping and mending and what you need to cut ties with and move on. This is a wicked trying day but we have to get through it to get to Friday in one piece and with any sanity left. There are many that we will see today that need our help. We will need to work together to make sure they are all attended to and that we don't burn ourselves out trying to help them all. while others turn a blind eye. Be ready to help those you can't help themselves and stop, listen then see them to the next care station and move on. Now, we have a lot to do today, we need to give it our best so when the end of the day comes we have no regrets to anything that went on. All we can say is, ready or not, let's get to that starting line and let's get this day on the go. And as we do let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it to everyone that you come in contact with. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
www.ccrockhopper.com   

Holidays & Observances:
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
National Ask An Atheist Day
National PawPaw Day
National Teach Ag Day
Hummingbird Celebration: 19-22

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Coming Fall & Last Minute Grilled Steak / 9-18-19

      Well folks what do we say this time of year, We are back to making left hand turns, Ok during the week, but not the weekends yet? We can go out to dinner and not have an hour wait in line. And we can check out a beach without have to feel like we are in a sardine can. But then again, the temperatures are starting to change and daylight seems to be leaving as quickly as the tourists. Then again, we have our local breweries starting to brew a lot of seasonal beers and that is always a fun thing, along with donut and pastry shops are getting into the act. And it's starting to get into soups and stews and chilis months. Sorry I am not a warm weather soup and stew person and even chowders I prefer when it gets cooler. The only thing the Cape really does not do well in fall on is changing of leaves. For that you need to go more interior than out here, but if that is the only thing I have to find fault with the Cape on, well that just ain't to bad now is it. Fall is just around the corner the corner so get your ready on, (after we go through another warm up period) and enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer this coming fall season. More to come later on this,,, I love second season here, and if you are able to experience it let's all have a great and wonderful, right here on Old Cape Cod.
      Ok so most the times I don't do chain restaurants cause I really enjoy promoting the local spots and all the hard work into what they do, and put out some really good food. But I have to mention two, first because they both do a lot for the community right here on Cape Cod but I know for a fact one is locally owned as well, and both places employee locals and pay taxes to the local communities. So I have no problem with these places. 
      First up is Chick-fil-a, located at the corner of 155 Enterprise Rd, and RT132. I have had a chance to meet one of the owners, who took the time, not know who I was to just talk to him. His wife is the real boss (LOL not kidding) I have been back several times and fail to see him out wiping tables, delivering trays of food or taking orders from customers. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and do what is needed. I love it when I see owners of quick food restaurants take real ownership and then take time to talk with their patrons. And on top of it has really good food. 
      Second is the 99 located off RT 28 located at 14 Berry Ave at the corner of HIggins Crowell Rd and RT 28. Again the 99 has always been big in the community, they hire locals to work year round, and their food is consistently good and run specials that help us no to fat in the wallet people. Although we may be fat other places. LOL. I mention these two places because I know we here on the Cape tend to downplay chain shops, food or otherwise. But there is a place for them and there is a time for them. So if they are doing a good job in the community and are serving good food why not support them and their establishments. So stay in touch with the 99 and go enjoy a nice sit down meal that won't devour your wallet or pocketbook. There are 4 on the Cape FYI by the way, I have only eaten at the West Yarmouth one. 
      So much for the chain good eats, for a local Mom and Pops that I enjoy is Jasons Tavern located in Patriot Square in South Dennis. This is a locally owned and run bar and grill that has more than just good grub, they have excellent meals, budget friendly early bird specials and a great staff. They are also known for their hamburgers which are big, no huge and come with large sides. They have great soups and the desserts are to die for. So if you need or want to stay local try out Jasons Tavern in South Dennis. 
      Hello my friends and glad you came back to visit this old man. What do you think of this crazy weather, more so the temperatures and this up and down like a yo-yo. One day we have freeze warnings out for parts of the New England territories than the next we have summertime like warmth in the 80s. So this weekend we should have a bustling place going on and I could not be happier as it looks to be a great weekend. The lighthouse will be open for tours from 9-5 both Saturday and Sunday so grab the kids and grab grandma and come on out to the Cape. With clear weather predicted the views from the Lamp Room should be spectacular. The waters are still warm and swimming is still in season, but so are the Great Whites so be smart and swim in pairs. Great Whites prefer it that way, kind of like twin lobster dinners to humans. Ok that was a funny, seriously, give an old man a break. Anyway, I know a lot of folks will be taking their boats out for one last spin before the end of the recreational season, so be careful and take your time in and out of the harbors. I have also hear rumors that stripers are starting to run again as well, so you will see your numbers of fisherman out there as well. So take it easy and be careful. Did I mention that we have someone coming in to do apple cider plain and sugar donuts, so bring your appetite and bring your wallets, it's one of our last big fund raisers. So last note, folks have been asking when are the fall decorations and Halloween functions going to be happening. Well I will have those up and ready for October Friday the 11th and go Friday through Sunday , and hours will be 4 till 9 each day. The last day will be November 3rd. Put it on your calendars and hope to see you then. Will have more information in the coming weeks. Well need to get running so have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.    
      Well some of you are asking me right now, who can afford Steaks. I agree so use whatever kind of beef cut you can afford. If you shop smart and keep your eyes open you can get some real deal out there. If you have not look into them if you are able to swing it I would highly suggest getting a food saver type vacuum food storage machine. You can buy extra when on sale or you have a few extra dollars available to you. Split up bulk packages, get a larger piece of beef and slice your own steaks, it is much cheaper and then vacuum seal them and freeze them. They will keep much longer than in just foil. This looked rather tasty and sometimes we seem to get into ruts with different cuts of meat. So when I come on some thing that looks good and out of my norm It's worth a try and this is one of them. So just cause fall is coming soon (by the calendar) does not mean you put the grill away. So get it fired up and let's do some last minute steaks, (whatever cut you like or can afford) and enjoy a nice grilled steak. Now on with the show: 

      This week's Recipe: Last Minute Grilled Steak
      
      1      tsp      garlic
   1/2      tsp      cumin
   1/4      tsp      pepper
      1      tsp      kosher salt
   1/2      tsp      chile powder
      4      12 oz  1" thick Ribeye steaks (or whatever cut you have)
              extra virgin Olive Oil

      Start with making the rub, in a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. While you are mixing the rub, pull steaks out of refrigerator and allow to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling. Lightly brush or spray steaks with the olive oil. Season the steaks with the rub pressing the spices into the meat. Grill over direct heat until cooked to desired doneness. This next step is too often overlooked, Let Steaks rest for 3-5 minutes after taking off grill before serving. 

Big Rock Wednesday / 9-18-19

Big Rock Wednesday EveryOne
   Hello, hello, hello, and how do you do? Are you ready for today's journey, are you ready to accept the challenges before us? Are you prepared to take advantage of all that comes your way? NO? Oh, Why not? Your brain is still in its comfy place in your cranium wanting to sleep away the morning? Well no can do my friend, like it or not this is a brand new day with places to go things to do and people to see. We have got work to get done, mountains to climb over the time and adventures to conquer. So no sleepy, sleep, but wakey, wakey and let's get up and at em. Time to pull on those hikers and give that staff, this is rock climbing day and to think that by mid-day we will be mid-way through the week. We will be on the top of this mountain planting our flag and as when we do, we need to take a moment to look back and see just how far we have come then turn and make a mental map of where we need to go then pick up our stuff and get moving down the backside of the hill. Folks this is Wednesday the day that once we cross over that line at the top of this dirt mound we will be closer to the end than back to the beginning. So rise and shine get your brain in gear see what we can do to make this one heck of a day. Ok, I know for some of you that is stretching it. The week has been lousy and the thought of pushing on is daunting, but life does not stop and neither can we. The chance to just check out is not an option, so as much as it seems overwhelming we need to get it going. Remember that there will be those along the way that are in much greater peril than we are and some of the best medicine for the blues is helping someone else. Be ready, be open, all of us need to be on our guard for those that need our help. See to it they get to the nearest help center then move on. It will do you as much good as it will do them. Now we have a day to go after and opportunities to take advantage of and an adventure to be open to. So let's go do it and as we do, let's go make us a most Happy, Happy and share it every step of the way.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com 

Holidays & Observances: 
National Cheeseburger Day
Air Force Birthday
Chiropractic Founders Day
Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day
International Day Against DRM
National Ceiling Fan Day
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
National Rehabilitation Day
National Respect Day
National School Backpack Awareness Day
World Water Monitoring Day
National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 18-22

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Big Mac Tuesday / 9-17-19

Big Mac Tuesday EveryOne
   Welcome back my friends to a show that never ends (thank you ELP). So we made it through that Monday jumble of chaos, and here we sit on the ledge of Tuesdays journey. A day full of redirections, corrections, and hoping that missed opportunities are not overlooked today. What is there that we did not do so well yesterday? Can we change it, then change it, if we cannot can we live with it, then change it. If we cannot live with it, and can not change it on our own, seek help from those around you to make a way. For the most part, those of you who are reading this, we need to take account of a few things, We were able to get our of bed this morning, many can not. We were able to get a breakfast of our choosing this morning, many can not. We have the opportunity to work, many can not or do not have that ability. the list goes on and on. Is your glass half empty or half full. Are you willing to be poured out so that you can be refilled? Or are you holding on to what needs changed to hard that you cannot let opportunities and goodness refill you? Be open, be ready, be on the lookout to give thanks at every corner you come on and make the most of the adventure and path you must travel, so many can not. Seek ways to be good, do good and act good in every step you take. The rewards are not always immediate, but the long term payback is uncountable. The greedy die holding onto their last dollar with no one to care for them, but those who give freely in all aspects of life will see a reward with unseen returns for a lifetime of blessings. As we get ready this morning for our next leg of this weeks journey, as we pull on our hikers and take hold that staff, be open to seeing those who need our helping hand to get to the next care center. Be open to stopping and listening, and doing what is needed, then move on with the days next challenge. The daylight is getting shorter so we need to get a move on it and give it all we've got and make the most of everything that comes our way. And as we do let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and give it away to all who come our way. 
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com  

Holidays & Observances:
National Apple Dumpling Day
National Monte Cristo Day
Citizenship Day
Constitution Day
Get Ready Day
International Country Music Day
IT Professionals Day
National Monte Cristo Day
National Professional House Cleaners Day
Time's Up Day
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day
Constitution Week: 17-23

Monday, September 16, 2019

Baby Bear Monday / 9-16-19

Baby Bear Monday EveryOne
   Magnificent Monday morning to you all, and may the sun shine upon your every step and may you sore like eagles amongst a rafter of turkeys. How can one be so pleasant on a Monday morning, first i have to work at it, no i would rather be in bed still asleep but, as most I have to be up, I have bills to pay a mortgage to make, I like to eat, and I enjoy some of the finer things this has to offer, which most cost money. You may have other drives that could make it worth wild to be up and about, like your kids, your parents, someone you love. While some of you just are up out of habit, out of restlessness, and other issues surrounding your life. But the bottom line is we are all here at this time in this moment in space, together for what? Well for some moral support in getting our day going. Whether you are a morning person, I really don't like morning people, I think there is something totally wrong with them, or you are up due to necessity, like me, we might as well make the most out of it for what it's worth. So put the blues, the boo bahs and the sulky grumpiness away and decide we are going to make the best out of whatever comes our way today. We have the opportunity to give our best, we our best and strive to make the most out of whatever is there for us, or not. Let me tell you, not just for your sake but for those around you, putting a smile on your face, a spark in your eye and a hip in your hop will help the day go much better and much quick than the opposite. So come take a ride, come take a ride, come take a ride with me, on this wild and wacky trail we call life and let's were it will take us and what good we can bring it. Along the way we will come on those who are down, out, hurting in ways we have never seen. But we will take the time to stop, listen and help in whatever way we can, including seeing them to the next care center. Be good, do good and move on, it's the least we can do for another human life, whether they are the same faith, same nationality, same political background or walk in life. Live every moment of today to bring a smile on all those around you and make a better way for all of us to travel. Now it's time to get that footwear on, for me it's the hikers, pulled on and laced up. Take hold of that staff that you might lean on in times of need and to ward off those creatures who seek to do you harm and let's get this day going on a new journey, a new path, set for new destinations and new opportunities. And as we go, let's make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it with all that cross our paths. 
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com 

Holidays & Observances:
National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
National Guacamole Day
American Legion Day
Collect Rocks Day
Step Family Day
Mayflower Day
Mexican Independence Day
National Play Doh Day
Working Parents Day
Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day
National Stepfamily Day
National Tatoo Story Day
Respect for The Aged Day
Stay Away From Seattle Day
Stepfamily Day
National Love Your Files Week: 16-22
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: 16-20


Friday, September 13, 2019

Brown Sugar Friday / 9-13-19

Brown Sugar Friday EveryOne
   Rise up, Rise up, it's that wonderful, magnificent day we call Friday. It's a bright sunny sky out there, even if you are having to do some soaring to see it. But where I am at the sun is as bright as can be. And so should our attitudes be as we have reached that final day that we make that trek to the promised land we call the weekend. But we have lots to do and a lot of ground to cover before we get to party hardy. So let's start by putting those hikers away along with that staff and pull out those sprinters and get yourself a good hat or visor. This run will be across a dessert floor with no shade, and dessert critters that want to take you down. go light and then even lighter if you can do it as this is a race against the elements and not your neighbor. We will be sure to keep our eyes open for those who have fallen before us, those who are disoriented and lost, those who are confused and bewildered and we will stop, and listen and then give them any help that we can and make sure they get to the care center for what we can not provide. And once you have done good, move on, it just part of life and the decent thing, to help your fellow human being. Now this is going to be a long day and we will need to keep our focus, keep that eye on quality and the head doing the numbers crunching. But you can not do one without the other and we will be held accountable for all we do or don't do. Speaking of accountability if I don't cough up the theme of the week I am going to be in dutch by many so with no further ado the theme has been: Different Flavors Bacon comes in. Now that we have that taken care of, don't you think it's about time to get this show underway? We have much to do, places to and people to see. So let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long and share it each step of the way. Hi ho, hi ho it's off to work we goooooo.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances
National Peanut Day
Snack a Pickle Time
Defy Superstition Day
Fortune Cookie Day
Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.
Chinese Moon Festival - date varies
Friday the 13th
National Peanut Day
Positive Thinking Day
Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
9x13 Day
Friday the 13th
International Chocolate Day
Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
National Celiac Awareness Day
National Programmers Day
Roald Dahl Day
Scooby-Doo Day
Hug Your Boss Day

National Kreme Filled Doughnut Day - 14
Eat a Hoagie Day - 14
International Crab Fest Day - 14
Banana Day - 14
Farmers' Consumer Awareness Day - 14
International Drive Your Studebaker Day - 14
Live Creative Day - 14
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children - 14
National Hollerin' Day - 14
National Iguana Awareness Day - 14
National Sober Day - 14
Prairie Day - 14
World Goat Days: 14-17 (2020)

National Double Cheeseburger Day - 15
National Creme de Menthe Day - 15
National Linguini Day - 15
Make a Hat Day - 15
Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats - 15
National Women's Friendship Day - 15
Wife Appreciation Day - 15
Google.com Day - 15
Greenpeace Day - 15
International Day of Democracy - 15
International Dot Day - 15
LGBT Center Awareness Day - 15
National 8-Track Tape Day - 15
National Cheese Toast Day - 15
National On-line Learning Day - 15
Tackle Kids Cancer Day - 15
Wife Appreciation Day - 15
World Lymphoma Awareness Day - 15
Balance Awareness Week: 15-21
Build A Better Image Week: 15-21
Child Passenger Safety Week: 15-21
International Clean Hands Week: 15-21
Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week: 15-21
National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week: 15-21
National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week: 15-21
National Indoor Plant Week: 15-21
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: 15-21
National Security Officer Appreciation Week: 15-21
National Singles Week:15-21
Pollution Prevention Week: 15-21
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: 15-21