Tuesday Chatter Weekly – November 27, 2017


  “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Tidbits and Pieces – The year 2007

In General

Chrysler is sold by Daimler Chrysler to a private equity fund; the Tesla Roadster is shown at car shows prior to 2008 full production; Liberty of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship goes into service; the United Kingdom bans smoking from public places.


The first iPhone is announced by Apple Computer; The Storm botnet, created by the Storm Worm, sends out 57 million e-mails in one day; hashtag on Twitter invented by Chris Messina debuts; AOL announces plans to focus on the advertising business.


Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress; Gordon Brown becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Dalai Lama receives the US Congressional Gold Medal; Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest living Monarch of the United Kingdom.


Tornadoes with 200 mph winds destroyed the town of Greenburg, KS; wildfires destroy 400,000 acres and 2000 homes in Southern California; a 6.8 quake and 6.6 aftershocks occur off the coast of Japan damaging a nuclear power plant; an 8.0 quake shakes Peru causing fatalities and injuries; Hurricane Dean hits Costa Maya, Mexico with 165 mph winds.

Music and Culture

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in a series by J.K. Rowling, is published worldwide selling 11 million copies in 24 hours.

Something Extra

Word of the week-

Calamity-an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster. synonyms: disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysm, affliction, misfortune, misadventure.

Words that rhyme: apathy, bashfully, candidly, drastically, fallacy, gallantry, happily, lazily, magically, nastily, panicky, rackety, sanity, tapestry, validly.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, is French Toast Day-blend up a great beginning to the day and indulge yourself with a savory treat.  French toast is a great way to use up day-old bread because it soaks up your egg and milk mixture without falling apart. Once it is fried to your liking, top it with your favorite sweetness and/or lots of butter.

Basic French Toast


2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

4 slices bread

1 cup pancake syrup

Beat eggs in a shallow dish, Add milk and sugar. Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, coating each side evenly. Place coated bread on a lightly greased griddle or skillet. Use medium heat and brown on both sides. Pancake syrup can be heated in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Top with butter, pancake syrup or toppings of your choice

By the way, please share your French Toast recipes! I’m sure there are many delicious ways to prepare French Toast.

BOOM shhhocka locka

Being a cad isn’t a fad

Yep, read between the lines

Is the daymare or nightmare

a sign of the times?

Nonetheless, it pays to be nice

Don’t stand in the wrong place

 When they roll social dice

Mindsets off-kilter must be recast

Ridding the woes of a secret past

Does the compass lose its way

As campaigns start to sway

Liar, liar pants on fire

A calamity so dire

Has it become a new trend

To exist as a loose end?

Time to retune the forks

When we’re out of sorts

Jeepers creepers go the extra mile

It takes positive vibes to pull in smiles


Let’s Meet & Greet one another at the Tuesday Chatter Cafe


Eclipsed Words

Aspire to inspire others & the universe will take note



Observations of life in France. By an adopted Française.



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A Cat’s Eye View


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  18 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly – November 27, 2017

  1. 11/27/2017 at 5:56 pm

    I throw in some vanilla in my french toast.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. 11/28/2017 at 6:21 am

    French toast always reminds me of my mum. We rushed home for school lunch when it was on the menu.


    • 11/28/2017 at 9:59 am

      I remember French toast or pancakes being a special breakfast on Sundays. My mom used to sprinkle cinnamon on our French toast or add some fruit.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Davy D
    11/28/2017 at 8:57 am

    What I love about your Tuesday Chatter’s Eugenia is you always throw a bit of UK trivia in and it takes me back to times and places I had forgotten about. Forgotten Gordon Brown was a Prime Minister 🙂


    • 11/28/2017 at 9:57 am

      Thank you, Davy. I try not to limit the trivia to the US because I have many followers from the UK. Also, I don’t like to include anything related to terrorism.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Davy D
        11/28/2017 at 9:59 am

        The balance is good Eugenia and always good to find out what was happening in the USA at the same time.


  4. 11/28/2017 at 10:09 am

    Yes. I love it with cinnamon. 😊


  5. 11/28/2017 at 11:05 am

    Your poem is wonderful Franci! I want a cup of that strong coffee too


  6. 11/28/2017 at 2:32 pm

    I love your 2007 tidbits.
    Cinnamon and honey added to my French toast 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • 11/28/2017 at 8:41 pm

      Cinnamon and honey sound yummy and I prefer honey over syrup. Thank you for visiting.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. 11/28/2017 at 3:02 pm

    French crepes and French Toast-yummy- Anything that lays claim to French food influence is good enough for me except escargot.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 11/29/2017 at 10:44 am

      Oh my! French crepes sound delicious. I even like escargot.


  8. 11/30/2017 at 6:44 am

    I read your poem this morning and was struck about how much it reflects what is going on in the news right now. Hopefully the day of the cad and the liar is drawing to a much needed close.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 11/30/2017 at 9:59 am

      I hope so, Bernadette. I believe with so many speaking out, these issues won’t be forgotten easily.


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