Tuesday Chatter 107

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Welcome to the Tuesday Chatter Cafe, a great place to chat and smile. The coffee’s so strong you can stand a spoon up in it! So have a seat and enjoy the buzz!  Be kind to one another because what happens here doesn’t stay here.

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.

Tech

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.

People

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.

Weather

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

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2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

4 slices bread

1 cup pancake syrup

Beat eggs in shallow dish, Add milk and sugar

Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, coating each side evenly

Place coated bread on 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.

 

CC51

 

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

-Eugenia

 

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C52

 

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Cheers!

C34

https://www.onthisday.com/events/date/2007

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/2007.html

https://www.google.com/search?q=calamity+definition

http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=calamity

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/french-toast-day/

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18 replies

  1. I throw in some vanilla in my french toast.

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

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  3. 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 🙂

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  4. Yes. I love it with cinnamon. 😊

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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