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Tuesday Chatter Weekly – November 13, 2017


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

Tidbits and Pieces- The Year 2005

In General

YouTube, the video sharing website, is founded; the Disneyland resort celebrates its 50th birthday; XBox 360 gaming console released by Microsoft; a ruling by the US Supreme Court is medicinal use of marijuana users can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws; Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft makes its first flight from Toulouse; Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) research suggests women that take Hormone Replacement Therapy are more at risk for breast cancer, stroke, and heart disease; average cost of new house $297,000; average income $46,326.00; cost of a gallon of gas $3.18.


Pope John Paul II dies – over 4 million travel to the Vatican to mourn; Tony Blair elected for the third term; the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles marry; Lance Armstrong wins seventh Tours de France before his scheduled retirement; Michael Jackson is found not guilty of child molestation charges.


Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in Florida between Hallandale Beach and Aventura,   as a Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 125 mph. The storm moves up to the panhandle of Florida causing 14 fatalities.

Katrina loses strength while passing over land and regains strength after entering the Gulf of Mexico. It becomes a Cat 3 storm and doubles in size.

Hurricane Katrina then strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas as a Cat 5 storm with 175 mph sustained winds. Levees were breached that separate Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans due to the surge. Roughly 80% of the city of New Orleans flooded and approximately 1600 perished.

Damage from Hurricane Katrina is over $115 billion.

Something Extra – Peppermint Floats


1½ quarts mint chocolate chip ice cream

4½ cups 7UP®, chilled

Whipped cream and crushed candy canes for serving

Place 2 scoops of ice cream in each of 6 tall glasses.

Fill glasses with 7UP®. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes, and serve immediately. Tip-Crush some extra candy canes and use them to rim a frosted mug.


Now that we’ve satisfied our sweet tooth with peppermint floats, let’s opt for a different way to entice our taste buds and celebrate Spicy Guacamole Day!

Guacamole, made with rich and creamy avocados, diced tomatoes and onions, chilies, ground cumin, freshly squeezed lime juice and the added seasonings of your choice make a delectable dip to accompany your favorite tortilla chips.


Knick Knack Paddy Whack

 Can’t take back a wisecrack

If you wanna be a crackerjack

Earn a greenback from blackjack

Gotta buyback your backpack

Need to blister pack your flapjacks

Certain ebbing of drawbacks

Raises the bar for the sad sacks

The good life, so Kodak

So long as you don’t sidetrack

 Soulful people hide in haystacks

Hoarding their golden tie tacks

Shall we ponder how to give back

Go beyond the dusty knickknack

Respect deserves a worthy payback

Not a flimsy whimsy kickback

A duck’s quack recorded soundtrack

Lyricists spill ink as positive feedback


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25 replies »

  1. Thank you first for that extra cup of sweet peppermint Lol loved the recipe and save my browser..
    And 2005.. Yes remember Katrina, even her in the UK seeing the devastation.
    And your poem also made me smile, as I made flap jacks only last week.. And had not made them in ages..

    Sending lots of hugs your way Eugenia.. and wishing you a Happy week ahead xx ❤

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  2. Another great reflection Eugenia. It is hard to believe YouTube has only been around 12 years, it seems a lot longer.


  3. Including recipes is a great idea. The warmth of both coffee and food is needed in winter.

    Awesome lines

    Respect deserves a worthy payback

    Not a flimsy whimsy kickback


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