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Monday, July 5, 2021

Long time

 Long time since last blog, the owner and publisher of my primary regional E-Newspaper pasted away. Then the pandemic set in, and the list goes on, including loosing my job as my department got shipped to another country to do my work cheaper after 34 years. But it is what it is and that is big biz, they need to cut costs somewhere, and I get that, don't have to like it but I get it. I'm an older employee that knows to much, for too much money, so I and most of my department all well seasoned people either have or will be displaced. I have been painting a lot, (see either on facebook at The Art of Stephen Gimmi or on wix at Not sure when the blogs will come back, as the good new is new job with USPS starts 7-6-21 and until I get done with training and see where things are going, need to lay low. But I am still around and still breathing. Hope you all are made it through the pandemic without much todo about it. It's fairly over with in the USA and we need to move on now. Those who have been out of work time to get back and time for the government to stop all the hand outs. If I, at age 60 can get off my gludeus maximus and get a job when I should be looking forward to retirement and get a job, so can 95% of the rest of the world. Don't talk to me about aches and pains, I have them, go back and read some of my posts from 2016 and the multiple back surgeries I had. I get, could be much easier to sit around, but I have pride, I have morals, I have respect and I can't stand not being productive, even if I am not making as much as I was, or can be being on unemployment. Time to get moving and do what is right.  

Ok off of my soap box, I have so many new recipes it's not funny, also my cookbook collection has grown ridiculously larger. Thus so much more to learn and have fun trying new things. Been involved with Crypto currency and was doing fine, till this past weekend by hacked and taken for everything, not funny, but working with my platform group to track down and recover what we can. I'm not in the 6 or 7 figure range but someone with limited income and resources it hurts and not a little. My suggestion, even if you have a little bit, get an off line wallet to store your funds. Just majorly sucks that's all.

Well that's it's for now, Have a great and wonderful and be thankful everyday spent looking at the topside of the turf and not at the underside. 

Stephen D Gimmi


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Cactus Juice Thursday Morning / 7-2-2020

Cactus Juice Thursday Morning EveryOne
  Ok folks this is it, the last of the last at least for the near future. Thank you all of my faithful readers, have a great and wonderful each and every day on your journey through this wild and crazy life. 
      And happy start of a long weekend today, what a day, what a week. Paradise Friday on a Thursday, even better than a Monday. The sun is up and already bringing warmth to this part of the earth, The dew on the grass is sparkling like little gems all across the lawn and the sounds of birds and squirrels can be heard from tree tops. If I was in Oklahoma I would have to sing. But I am not, so I will spare you this morning, as I am not sure that my bucket is in tune this morning. So as we lift our eyes up this morning in praise for another day, may we also do that this weekend as we celebrate our country’s independence. We still, even in light of so much going on have reason to be thankful for the pursuit that many had over 200 years ago when this nations started. So enjoy your day today and party hardy all weekend long, and may you have a most memorial time in all you do. One last time for now, the theme of the week has been,,, drum roll please,,, Different flavors of Schnapps, yup that wonderful stuff that adds flavor to so many summer cocktails. Have fun and be responsible please.   Remember, no one gets left, so if you come on one in true need, stop and lend a hand. And to the rest be of good cheer to them. And may you have a most Happy, Happy all day and all holiday weekend long.
Your morning Penguin/Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
I Forgot Day
World UFO Day
Made In The USA Day

Eat Beans Day - 3
Compliment Your Mirror Day - 3
Disobedience Day - 3
Stay out of the Sun Day - 3
Drop A Rock Day - 3
International Plastic Bag Free Day - 3
Superman Day - 3
Roswell UFO Days: 3-6

National Barbecue Day - 4
National Barbecue SpareRibs Day - 4
Caesar Salad Day - 4
Independence Day (U.S.) - 4
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day - 4
National Country Music Day - 4
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day - 4
Boom Box Parade Day - 4
Earth at Aphelion: 4
Hop A Park Day - 4
Independence From Meat Day - 4 (leave that to someone else)
Indivisible Day - 4
International Day of Cooperatives - 4
Lou Gehrig Day - 4
National Play Outside Day - 4
Freedom Week: 4-10

National Graham Cracker Day - 5
Build A Scarecrow Day - 5
National Bikini Day - 5
Work-a-holics Day - 5
Work Without Your Hands Day - 5
Be Nice To New Jersey Week: 5-11
National Farriers Week: 5-11
National Theraputic Recreation Week: 5-11
Nude Recreation Weekend: 5-12 (AMEN, the way God made us)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Raspberry Wednesday // 7-1-2020

Raspberry Wednesday Morning EveryOne
Well we have arrived on this wonderful day we have come to refer to as hump day. Only this week for many of us, that passed in the middle of the night as we are on a 4 day work week so that we may have off Friday to start of nations celebration a day early. So what does that mean for today? It means we have camped out on the mountain top and need to get this train rolling off the mountain top this morning. It means our celebration to being one day closer to paradise party town is one day closer. It means I have that much more reason to get my fuzzy little behind out of bed and get motivated to get working through this day. It means I am about to,,  oh you get the picture. You see sometimes we have to dig deep to find that bit of whoo-ha in us to get the morning jump started. Sometimes the grass does not smell it’s best, or the sun is not readily available to bask in, or the birds were up before 5 when I was not so ready to get out of bed. But there is always a reason somewhere to be found to get the mojo going, to get the bush whacking going or even yet the brain bristles brushing. So get what you need, find what you must but let’s kick this day into high gear and get-r-going, cause we have a date with paradise and it’s coming a day early this week. Remember no one gets left behind so if you come on one in true need, stop and lend a hand and to the rest, encourage and motivate. And may you when all is said and done have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Guru

Holidays & Observances:
Creative Flavor Ice Cream Day
Canada Day / Dominion Day
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
International Chicken Wing Day
International Joke Day
National Postal Worker Day
Estee Lauder Day
Medicare's Birthday
National Deep Fried Clams Day
National GSA Employee Day
Resolution Renewal Day
Second Half of The Year Day
U.S. Postage Stamp Day
Zip Code Day
Bean and Bacon Days: 1-5
Beer Pong Days: 1-4
National Tom Sawyer Days: 1-5
National Unassisted Homebirth Week: 1-7
National Baked Bean Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National Picnic Month
National Pickle Month

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Cherry Tuesday / 6-30-2020

Cherry Morning EveryOne,
Bonjour,  or Ohyo, Buenos Dias, πρωί or Kalimera, morgen, god morgon, no matter what language you say it in, it still means mornings. As you get going this morning, remember you are not the first to see the sun today nor will you be the last. but you are the only one that can see the future of today through your eyes. So look up and see that it is good, you have a chance to make a difference for yourself, and to those around you. You have the opportunity to travel a road to new destinations, and you have the ability to choose to share good all along that way. So greet one another with great joy, giving a dose of hope and encouragement to others as you travel along life’s way today. You will be amazed at what it can do for you as well. Now get up and get going and get doing, cause we are not going to make the top of the hill sitting all day long. Remember if you come on one in true need stop and lend a hand and to all others, invite to join the caravan with  you may you have a most happy, happy all day long.
Your Morning Rooster
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observance:
National Mai Tai Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Asteroid Day
California Avocado Day
Disabled Veterans Day
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day
National Meteor Watch Day
National Outfit Of The Day Day
Social Media Day

Monday, June 29, 2020

Peppermint Monday // 6-29-2020

Peppermint Monday Morning EveryOne
 Ok so I have decided to do this last week and just let it run out from there. It's a short week and finished the first half of the year. So have fun and let's finish this wish a bang.
      It’s a beautiful day and ain’t nobody gonna convince me differently. How do I know cause I am determined to make this week what I choose to and I choose to make it beautiful. Sometimes there are circumstances that play into our thinking that can lead us down a path of destructive thinking, sometimes it is routine. But really in the long run it is our choice how we choose to begin each of our days. With so many blessings how can we not be compelled to start is with a heart of praise and thanksgiving. For live, for breath, for abilities, for enjoyment, for a host of other issues. You can if you choose fill your mind with the opposite, and what happens, you start the day in the damps, in the crapper, in the black hole that many cannot find their way out even when the best of times happens during the week. But by choosing to look up from the very get go you choose a more energy filled, more sunshine filled way of thinking full of opportunity and hope. As you get yourself going this morning I hope you will join me as I reach for the sky and the mountain tops. I hope you will share part of my dream and think outside the box of what probably could to what possibly can, and let us go for vision that only comes with upward and outward thinking. Have a great and wonderful today, if you come on one in true need, stop and lend a hand, and to all others, give a word of encouragement. And may you have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
Camera Day
Hug Holiday
International Mud Day
Waffle Iron Day
International Day Of The Tropics
International Mud Day
Please Take My Children To Work Day
World Camera Day
World Scleroderma Day

Friday, June 26, 2020

Good Chocolate Friday Morning / 6-26-2020

Good Chocolate Friday Morning EveryOne
I am going to start this week by saying at the end of June I will be bringing this morning letter to an end. I will do this little ditty only Mondays and Fridays, then my last post will come on 6-26-2020. (UPDATE, I might take it to the actual end of the month 6-30ish, so check next week to see if I really am or not finished)  I had my entire year already planned out, I still have all my weekly themes planned, but has become clear to me that my time has come and gone. This letter is not reaching as it was was 7 even 14 years ago. This letter I have been doing now for round 21 plus years. Most people don't get the chance let along to do something for 21+.years. But this is a lot of work, I don't get paid for it, it's been a labor of love. But now is the time to exit the scene. I hope you stick with me through the end and see what themes I have for the next 4 weeks. Thank you to all who have read, and stayed with me, I do appreciate it. Now let's finish on the strong side and go out with a bang. Now on with the show.
      And a grand Poo-Bah greeting this morning to you all. We have arrived at the gateway to Paradise Friday and the only thing that stands between us and the platform to the train leaving for d’lsland party is about 8 hours for most and a few less for some and a drag strip, the front straight away, the last 100 yards, whatever you want to call it that last gasp that lies between where you are standing at this point and that platform. So thee prepared, whatever it takes. The original Olympians did it al’a’natural, Nascar drivers suit up from head to toe, bare foot, sprinters shoes, gold shoes, head bands, gather it all, loose it all, just get to the starting line cause we are in a race to the end. Now that we are all here we are leaving no-one behind, that means if you see a mate go down or has a true need along the way, stop and help, and in all other cases be of good cheer and an encourager. So what has been the theme for this week, Well good old varieties of Mint. Yup, edible Mint, hope you had fun with this one. Oh but the way there are ovder 17 different kinds that I could find. So are you ready for a party? A Paradise Friday Party? Then let’s get rock’n and a roll’n and get-r-done, and may you have a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi 

Holidays & Observances
Beautician's Day
Forgiveness Day
National Canoe Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day
626 Day (Lilo & Stitch)
Bar Code Day
Harry Potter Day
International Rose' Day:
Drive Your Corvette to Work Day
National Food Truck Day
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
National Coconut Day
Same Sex Marriage Day
Take Your Dog To Work Day
North American Organic Brewers Days: 26-28  - Moved to August 4,2020
Water Ski Days: 26-28

National Indian Pudding Day - 27
National Onion Day - 27
Sun Glasses Day - 27
ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day: 27-28
Decide To Be Married Day - 27
Great American Backyard Campout - 27
Happy Birthday To You" Day - 27
Industrial Workers of The World Day - 27
Micro-, Small-, And Medium-Sized Enterprises Day - 27
National Haskap Berry Day - 27
National HIV Testing Day - 27
National Sunglasses Day - 27
PTSD Awareness Day - 27
Summersgiving - 27
Tour de France - 27-7/19 Moved to August
National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness: 27 -7/4

National Ceviche Day - 28
Insurance Awareness Day - 28
International Body Piercing Day - 28
Paul Bunyan Day - 28
Descendants Day - 28
International Body Piercing Day - 28
Log Cabin Day - 28
National Logistics Day - 28
Tau Day - 28
Punxsutawney Groundhog Days: 28-7/5