Scotch Friday / 11-30-18

Scotch Friday EveryOne
Wakey, Wakey, it’s time to get up in this morning. Wow has it been a long week but we have this one more day to go before we can it a week. But bigger than that, is it is the finish to another month making it 11/12ths down and one to go. But with that puts the pressure on today be sure that we are aligned in the direction we need to go and be sure we give it all we’ve got to do it well, do it good, and do it to the best of our abilities. So as we get it together, let’s start by dumping those hikers to the back of the closet and grab those sprinters, put away the staff and find that visor and then let’s make our way to the starting line as we do not want to be stuck behind a lot of others. Oh theme of the week? Was not todays the dead ringer of a give away? They are all different types of Christmas trees, as we are less than a month from that glorious day. So back to day at hand, we have a marathon spring up today, a non-stop run from beginning to end. We need to be sure we have all our ducks in a row, our nose pointed in the right direction, our head in the game, and our mind cleared and focused. Just because we are looking to make a blast to the finish line at the end of this day does not give us the right to overlook those who are hurting and are in great need. We still need to stop, listen and lend a hand in whatever way we can, then see them to the next care center. Then get reoriented and back headed in the right direction to finish strong. We want to finish fast, hard and strong but we also we need to finish with quality and perfection. So let’s get to the starting line and give it all you’ve got and let’s go for it from beginning to end in all we do today. Now time to go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and weekend long cause we know ain’t nobody gonna do it for us.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances: Weekend Edition
National Mousse Day
Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day
Cities for Life Day
Computer Security Day
National Mason Jar Day
National Meth Awareness Day
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

National Fried Pie Day – 12/1
Eat a Red Apple Day – 12/1
World Aids Awareness Day – 12/1
Antartica Day – 12/1
Bartender Appreciation Day – 12/1
Basketball Day – 12/1
Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day – 12/1
Civil Air Patrol Day – 12/1
Clark Kent’s Birthday (Superman) – 12/1
Day With(out) Art Day – 12/1
Earmuff Day or Chester Greenwood Day – 12/1
National Rhubarb Vodka Day – 12/1
Rosa Parks Day – 12/1
Skywarn Recognition Day – 12/1
World Aids Day – 12/1
World Pear Day – 12/1
Cookie Cutter Week: 12/1-7

National Fritters Day – 12/2
Feast of St. Bibiana – 12/2
Chanukah – 12/2
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day – 12/2
National Mutt Day – 12/2
Safety Razor Day – 12/2
Special Education Day – 12/2
National Hand Washing Awareness Week: 12/2-8
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week: 12/2-8

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Leyland Thursday / 11-29-18

Leyland Thursday EveryOne
WOW what a finish we had to yesterday which always helps fuel the flame for getting today started. So let’s get that body up and moving, get the brain working and the juices flowing. Thursdays as I have said for sometime is the workhorse day of the week. So as we look for clear skies, a sun to heat the earth and favorable wind to bring warmth instead of a wind chills, let’s get those hikers pulled on and take hold that staff. I know that many of you feel like you have been beaten up. These weeks following a good holiday week always seem to take longer than usual, but they are the same old 40 hours of work and any extra OverTime bone thrown our way. But we need to focus on what needs done and put our minds to it. We need to pull it it all together, and all the loose ends that are going in every direction and get them headed in the right direction. We need to put our nose to the grind stone and our pedal to the metal and go for the gusto. It has been a whirlwind of a week and it is not over yet and we need to keep it going. But just cause we have much to do does not give us a pass on helping those in true need along the way. We still need to be open to stopping and listing and helping in any way we can, see them to the next care center then moving on. So let’s get to it together and find our way to the front and when they say go we go, go, go and as we go let’s make us the most Happy, Happy of any we have ever previously encountered.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Chocolates Day
National Lemon Creme Pie Day
National Rice Cake Day
Square Dance Day
Electronic Greetings Day: 29
International Day of Solidarity With The Palestinian People

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The Colder Cape & Bourbon Peach Streusel Cheesecake / 11-28-18

Oh I think winter has arrived a little early this year and I am thinking I saw Noah building the Ark II with as wet as it has been getting ready to see the animals being collected 2 by 2 starting to move down the rail trails and boarding the ark. We all have our loves and hates about the weather here on the Cape, but one things I am learning fast is that it all balances out. There is an average for a reason, there are highs and lows and when there is a major swing one way there is going to be a major swing the other. Whether La Nina or El Nino or somewhere in between the effects will always end in the average over the years. So hot summer on the beach will mean extreme cold winders behind the dunes. I’m just saying and mild summers will bring on mild winters. So with all that, I’m just saying all this wet all this cold, I already have the cave set up, my TV room is not the greatest in keeping heat in so up went the thermal curtains in front of the big windows and in front of the slider door. You still can feel a draft but it helps extremely. When I finally get the kitchen finished remodeled it will take care of another major heat loss to the house. They had put in a breezeway that I think Cousin Stanley and Uncle Guito did, and they took every short cut possible. No insulation in the ceiling, not much in the walls and they did not do proper supporting that caused bad settling. We started and then a contractor who had some health issues come up then my three back surgeries and surprises with electric and going from a repair to a full on remodel basically broke the bank about a 1/3 of the way in. So as I have it will get done, but until then. But the wood burner insert that went bust last year with bad wood and found out had a fire in the chimney, the flue has been replaced and the stove cleaned and wood from a reputable supplier. The only problem is I have already been burning since about November 15 which is about 2-4 weeks ahead of what I would have liked, but what it will save me in utility coasts and stay warm is worth it. So whether the weather is good or whether the weather is bad there is not much I can do about that, but what I can do is change my attitude and find ways to make the best of it. So I put on an extra later to take the dog for a walk, and I live with heavy curtains up for a while. But every chance I get I get out when the sun is out, do something to enjoy what is going on and the changing scenery. See nature that one would not see in the summer or in a warmer climate like Snowy Owls and others and see historical buildings peaking through baron foliage that you would normally miss at other times of the year. So will deal with the house as the winds blow and as far as getting out, well it is what it is, but Clamming season starts December 1st for me, and Christmas is right around corner, then New Years, St Patricks Day, then first day of Spring. See I can make it, I can make, I better make it cause I don’t have the money to go south like the snow birds so I will make the best of every moment I am have here on Cape Cod through these colder months. And maybe enjoy an extra hot toddy or two. Have a great week and whatever happens find a way to enjoy this play we call old Cape Cod.
So now that we are on the backside of Thanksgiving and the end of the year is coming up fast, we are out and about doing all of our holiday shopping at local shops and stores we have got to eat right and after all that who wants to cook besides me? Not many, so were do you go, First is Doyle’s Restaurant, on Rt 28 in South Yarmouth. Folks this little place is that friendly neighborhood family restaurant you hear so much about. From if you just want to stop in for an early cocktail and appetizer at or later evening night cap at the bar or in the dinning area come for there turkey dinner, or that prime rib dinner. They are open for lunch and dinner and they have early bird specials on top of it all. This is one of my all time go to favorites.
Another place that is always a good place but is a breakfast and lunch place is The Daily Paper located at 644 W Main St, Hyannis the original location is out near the high school. Outstanding breakfast and their lunch specials are fantastic. They have been around for some time and have a good reputation for all the food they serve and well as great service. There is another location right in Hyannis next to Columbos. I have not been to this location but again if it is anything like the original you cant go wrong at either location.
Remember, the Cape has not rolled up all the carpets and there are still plenty of places to shop for Christmas from pets, to kids to the other better half. Get out there and shop local this holiday season and enjoy supporting the local community.
Welcome back my friends, I hope that you have been able to see the light house over the last month and enjoyed the decorations and have not needed her to guide your way through rough times. But even if so, I hope she did her job well and you were able to find your way or be encouraged to move forward in life. The decorations are officially changed out now and we are moving onward first towards Hanukah, then Christmas, and Kwanzaa, and wrap it up with Omisoka & New Years. Yup, we try to cover as much as we can to give respect to all. We also have the exhibit of Christmas and the Holidays at Lighthouses around the globe. We have the hot chocolate and hot cider still going along with the Mrs’ baked goodies and the bonfires. So home you can make it out for a good time and lots of lighthouse stories.
Report on the high seas, I’ve heard they are holding a meeting to try to figure out what to do with the Great White Shark issue and all the seals. I know the one solutions is not a very popular one but it is the most realistic to all of them. But who am I and they have not asked for my opinion. This coming Saturday starts the good season for Clamming, and especially for those towns that take a break from it during the summer months. I also have it on good authority from some of the old timers that clams harvested out of colder waters are better tasting anyway. From Scallops to Quahogs, mussels and soft shells (better known as steamers). Sea clams and razor clams are out there if you can find them or care to venture out on the flats far enough at low time. Anyway, there has not been anything to report from the freighters, cruise ships or fishing boats, which is pretty exciting in my book. A few minor things here and there but nothing major. So as much as I would love to give you some dramatic rescue report, in actuality a no report is much better and we know lives are safer that way. So may the beacon burn bright all the time and may the horn sound loud and clear when fog is near. I hope you never ever need their services but if you do may they both be there to service you. Now as we head into December may you have a great and wonderful and especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.
Well I had to come up with a good one for November as this would be the one desert that carries into December, as Decembers we would most likely carry over into January. So what better to keep warm on a cold winters night than a splash of Bourbon or a bite of cheesecake to sweeten the holiday cheer. Hey why not both? And that is exactly what I was able to find. Now here again this recipe can be found on several different websites, Pinterest and other cooking sites. So who came up with it first, hum good question, all I will say is I did not and this is just a pick, so don’t go saying I make up this recipe, but I am sharing it like all good recipes should be and telling you to do your own searches for who possibly came up with it first. The nice thing about this recipe is it does the full 9 yards from crust to home made whipped cream. So now before I start drooling all over the keyboard let’s get this show on the road.

This week’s recipe: Bourbon Peach Streusel Cheesecake

Crust
2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup salted butter, melted
3 tbsp sugar

Cheesecake Filling
24 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
5 tbsp bourbon, only stuff you would drink
4 large eggs, room temperature

Peaches
3 1/2 cups sliced and peeled peaches, about 4
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp light brown sugar, loosely packed

Cinnamon Streusel
2/3 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp salted butter, melted

Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325° degrees. Line a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan with parchment paper in the bottom and grease the sides. Combine the crust ingredients in a small bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the springform pan. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool.
Cover the outsides of the pan with aluminum foil so that water from the water bath cannot get in. Set prepared pan aside.Reduce oven temperature to 300° degrees.In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon on low speed until well completely combined and smooth. Be sure to use low speed to reduce the amount of air added to the batter, which can cause cracks. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add sour cream and mix on low speed until well combined. Add bourbon and mix on low speed until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing slowly to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is well combined. Set aside.
In another medium sized bowl, combine sliced peaches, cinnamon and brown sugar and toss to coat. Set aside.
To make the streusel, combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Add melted butter and mix together until crumbly. Set aside. Add about 1/4 of the cheesecake filling to the crust to make a thin layer. Set aside about 1 cup of peaches, then lay the peaches over the batter in an even layer. Crumble about 1/2 of the streusel over the peaches, then set aside the rest. Pour remaining cheesecake batter evenly over the peaches. Place the springform pan inside another larger pan. Fill the outside pan with enough warm water to go about halfway up the sides of the springform pan. The water should not go above the top edge of the aluminum foil on the springform pan. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in oven with the door closed for 15 minutes. Do not open door or you’ll release the heat. Remove the cheesecake from the oven (keep door closed to keep heat in) and top the cheesecake with the remaining peaches and about 2/3 of the remaining streusel. Leave about an inch around the edge of the cheesecake without any peaches or streusel for adding the whipped cream later. Place the cheesecake back in the oven with oven door closed and leave for another 15 minutes. Crack oven door and leave for another 30 minutes. This cooling process helps the cheesecake cool slowly to prevent cracks. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let sit on the counter for 15 minutes. Remove pan from water bath and remove aluminum foil. Refrigerate cheesecake until completely cooled and firm, 6-7 hours.
When the cheesecake is cool and firm, remove from the springform pan and set on a serving plate. To make the whipped cream, add the heavy cream to a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment and whip on high speed until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and continue whipping on high speed until stiff peaks form. Pipe a shell border around the edge of the cheesecake. Sprinkle remaining streusel over the cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve. Cheesecake is best for 2-3 days, but should be ok for 4-5 days.
Many of the recipes once into them reference http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com in part or in whole for this recipe. So I believe in giving credit where due. She has other tips and even metric values.

Noble Wednesday / 11-28-18

Noble Wednesday EveryOne
Truffles, BonBons and Bourbon & Rum Balls, it’s gonna a be a sweet day my friends. So get them hikers on, grab hold that staff and let’s get our heads in the game. Can you believe it is Wednesday, that’s right, halfway day, hump day, over the top day, past the point day, and the list goes. But no matter what you call it, I call it that when we get 1/2 way through to day we will be closer to the finish line than the starting line and that alone will put a hip in my hop and a jitter in my bug. If that does not slather you buns with butter or jam your toast I’m not sure what will. But as we get ourselves hyped up to get this day under way and find our way to the top of this mountain, let us not forget that there are many hurting folks out there and as we come on those be open to stoping and listing and helping in any way we can see them to the next care center. That is all we are asked to do, nothing more, nothing less, and move on. Now remember however when we get to the top, that halfway point it is just that, only 1/2 way through the day. So plant the flag, take note how far we have really come, turn make that mental map and then move off the peak as we still need to finish the day strong heading down the back side. Now with all that, let’s get it together and find that starting line and get this day underway and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National French Toast Day
Make Your Own Head Day
Red Planet Day
National Package Protection Day

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Concolor Tuesday / 11-27-18

Concolor Tuesday EveryOne
Oh what a wonderful morning, oh what a wonderful day, how do you do, for me I’m doing better than I deserve. So time to get that brain up and going, and we are praying that the body will follow, at least that is what I am counting on. Why so wonderful? Well anytime you can get out of bed, stand and make sane decisions it’s a good day, some might even question the saneness part, but hey that’s your parade not mine. Any-who, this day is what you want to make it, it is how you choose to take it on, either in a bucket of slop or with an attitude of gratitude and I choose the latter. So a wonderful day is shall be in every step that I take, will you join me? So before this goes any further and we are stuck doing day two of our climb in bare feet, let’s get those hikers pulled on and take hold that staff. As we climb we will come on those with dire hurting needs. We will stop, take the time to listen then help them to the next care center, then move on. Life is not what we can get out of it, but what we can give back to it and help others along the way. So be open, be prepared, and ready for anything and everything. Now back on the trail we need to press on for this days goal and give it all we’ve got to do our best in every thing we encounter. Have a great and wonderful and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy in everything we do and say.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Pins and Needles Day
National Craft Jerky Day
Giving Tuesday
Rockerfeller Christmas Tree Lighting

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Grand Morning / 11-26-18

Grand Morning EveryOne
Well the wild and wacky Thanksgiving weekend has come and gone. The only major holiday weekend that we try to act so humble and grateful for all we have then the next days go hog wild trying to buy and consume everything we think we need that we don’t have or that the Jones’ next door bought the week before and now we think we need to have. Really? What happened to Thanksgiving and being grateful for what we have or had? OH well, so here we go again, working to pay off our own national debt. So grab those hikers and get them pulled on, and find that staff cause we will need it. The sun is out, but the air is deceitfully still cold and it is going nowhere fast. So the best way to get and keep the blood flowing is to move, move a lot, move with a purpose and move with a goal. That goal is to get through this new adventure with a smile on your face and a giddy-up in your step. We want to apply old skills and learn anything new we can along the way. And in all that is said and done, do it in an honorable way, with quality to the quantity we seek to achieve. Now along the way we will come on those that are in great need, so be prepared to stop and listen and lend a hand in anyway we can and then help them to the next care station. Now before we get left behind and the rest of the gang leaves us behind, let’s join the parade and get this day rocking and as we do make us a most Happy, Happy all day long cause no one else is going to do it for us.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances:
National Cake Day
Shopping Reminder Day
Cyber Monday

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Thanksgiving & Crab & Shrimp Stew / 11-21-18

So with Thanksgiving upon us, all I am going to say this round is a few thanks. I am thankful for a great house of worship I am able to attend at Brewster Baptist Church, I am thankful for having a roof over my head and food enough. I am thankful for a house that even though is not perfect and needs repairs and updates done is warm and dry. I am thankful for the opportunity to live here on the Cape, where so many can only dream of the day, even on these days that are setting cold records, (ok maybe I’m thinking twice that Florida might seem pretty good right now). I am Thankful for healthy family and those around me that love and care about me. This Thanksgiving try to find something to be grateful for, to be happy about and be sure to be humble for all the blessings we have. Remember there are still those outside of Boston that are in trailers and not in their homes, there are folks in California who have lost everything to fires and don’t even know if some relatives are alive. In all the midst and strifes of life when it comes down to it, most of us have so much we can give thanks about and know that we are so blessed. Let’s put aside our differences and try to live it, if not for the entire holiday season for at least this weekend. May you have a great and wonderful, no matter where you are at, and may sometime in the future you have the abilities to come visit us here on old Cape Cod.
Small business report this week is kinda two for one, or is is one for two, Im not sure but I am sure of one thing both are wonderful and tasty. First up is 3 Fins Coffee located in West Dennis at 581 Main St (Rt 28) she is open 7am-5pm daily which makes it great to stop on the way to work and on the way home. And before you say thats not in my area they have opened a second shop off Cape in Stoughton at 100 Technology Center Drive those hours are 7am-3pm Mon-Friday. Now at the West Dennis shop there is more to it than coffee, Now I am going to steal from her Thanksgiving letter but she has it all there. With the cold weather upon us we have introduced soups at the coffeehouse, and thats not all: She goes on: Our soups are freshly made by Zia Pizza (soon to be Whisk) in Orleans. Some of the yummy soups that we’ve had are Zucchini Chowder, Creamy Polenta with Pesto Roasted Veggies, Vegan Chili, and Butternut Squash. This is a new venture for us, so we hope you enjoy. Our quiches are made by Sweet Daisies from Orleans. We order in small quantities and try to have a meat and veggie on hand!
Which brings on small business number two Sweet Daisies Pastries out of Orleans. Check her on facebook and during the warmer months at local farmers markets. Find her on facebook to keep up with where she might be, but keep your eyes open for her goodies at 3 Fins Coffee, this includes the Quiches. She also does fantastic wedding cakes and other celebration cakes and pastries. She also does fantastic breads and jams and sweet goodness gracious tasty things. Whenever you get a chance to try her stuff, do it cause it is all delicious, and to think you can drink wonderful Cape Roasted Coffee at 3 Fins and enjoy some of Sweet Daisies goodies. A combination that can not be beat.
Well as we are preparing for our Thanksgiving dinner, maybe we need to take a few minutes and go over a few things that we can be thankful and grateful for. First that the seas have been fairly quiet this year from any major vessel issues. We can also be grateful that there was not as much damage to the shore line as could have been. Sure there has been some, but this is part of nature and when you choose to live on a pile of sand with tidal waters surrounding it what do you expect. We have been blessed to have so many visitors come through our humble abode and take interest in this piece of history we call lighthouses. We are thankful for the continued support of our volunteers which we could not do half of what we do without them and we thank the support of the Coast Guard for helping us and allowing us to continue the upkeep of this place. I am continually amazed at how so many want to be apart of this amazing journey. I hope and pray that you and yours has had a great year and that even when things did not go the right way you could find ways of making the best of even the worst of issues, even if it is for life itself. For me and my house we choose to give thanks to God Almighty Himself, and hope that the rest of the years you are as blessed as we are in all you do. So until we meet again. may your days be filled with good friends, good cheer and blessed health, and may you have a great and wonderful this Thanksgiving weekend especially if you can do it right here on Old Cape Cod.
With the weather really turning cold a good seafood stew is something that would hit the spot for a charming dinner for two or a an evening with some friends over with a loaf of French bread and a light salad on the side. What can I say my mouth is already drooling for this dish. So check over the ingredients, all pretty simple stuff and there are things you can add to this or take away, so it is very modifiable to tastes or what you have in the house. And serve it with a nice white or even a cranberry blush, yum. So now on with the show before I eat the paper it is written on.

This week’s recipe: Crab & Shrimp Stew

1 pd crab meat
1 pd shrimp
1 pd mushrooms (mix and match)
2 each green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
5 Tbsp butter
salt & pepper
2 tsp Old Bay Season (or to taste) .
1 Tbsp Whiskey
1 cup half & half
3 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Saute mushrooms, onions, and garlic in butter over high heat, stirring often until liquid has evaporated and mushrooms are golden brown. Season with salt and pepper, then remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Add Whiskey, swirl it around the pan, then add crab and shrimp and mix while heating over moderate flame for a minute or until shrimp is done. Return mushrooms to the pan, stir in half & half, and heat until thoroughly hot. Correct seasoning if necessary.
Mix hot rice with parsley, spoon into bowls and ladle stew over top.

Bourbon Red Wednesday / 11-21-18

Bourbon Red Wednesday EveryOne
Wow can you believe it? This is it, this is the sprint for the finish. There is no looking back and we are not even off this hill. No changing out the hikers this week, so let’s get those things yanked on and take hold that staff. We are on the way down the rest of the way off this mountain and out past the tree line to the finish line. The sun is up and shining, there is air is crisp. The posies are all gone and most the leaves are off the trees, but we have a mission to complete, a journey to conclude and a finish that needs done with quality and efficiency. We need to see that all the ends are brought to a close and the there is no room for quitting or giving up. We need to trudge through those leaves, scramble over and around those loose rocks and make our way past the straggling turkeys. The end is near and we need to give it all we’ve got all the way to the end. Now again, hardship, hurting, pain does not take a break or a holiday so be aware for those that will need our help as we travel along today and be ready to stop and help in any way we can. Now time to get to the line and let’s make it a day to remember and a Thanksgiving that really is something to give thanks about. Now time to go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all holiday weekend long, and share it, share it, share it. Oh the Theme? Types of Turkeys of Turkey Breeds. GOBBLE GOBBLE.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances: Thanksgiving Holiday Extended Weekend
National Cranberry Day
National Gingerbread Cookie Day
False Confession Day
National Tie One On Day – day before Thanksgiving
World Hello Day
Alascattalo Day (About Alaska & humor)
Mawlid Al Nabi
National Red Mitten Day (Canada)
World Television Day
National Jukebox Day
Tie One On Day
National Deal Week: 21-27

National Cranberry Relish Day – 22
Thanksgiving – 22
Go For A Ride Day – 22
National Day of Mourning – 22
Turkey-free Thanksgiving – 22 (Not for Me)

National Espresso Day – 23
National Cashew Day – 23
National Eat a Cranberry Day – 23
Buy Nothing Day – 23
You’re Welcome Day – 23
Black Friday – 23
Buy Nothing Day: 23-24
Doctor Who Day – 23
Fibonacci Day – 23
Flossing Day – 23
Fur Free Friday – 23 Link
International Image Consultant Day – 23
Maize Day – 23
National Day of Listening – 23
National Native American Heritage Day – 23
Sinkie Day – 23 (You’ll have to look it up)
You’re Welcomegiving Day – 23

National Sardines Day – 24
All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day – 24
Evolution Day – 24
Brownielocks Day – 24
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day – 24
D.B. Cooper Day – 24
International Aura Awareness Day – 24
Random Acts of Kindness Friday – 24
Small Business Saturday – 24

National Parfait Day – 25
National “Eat with a Friend” Day – 25
Blase’Day – 25
Crystal Skull World Day – 25
International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day – 25
International Hat Day – 25
Shopping Reminder Day – 25

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Heritage Tuesday / 11-20-18

Heritage Tuesday EveryOne
Wow can you believe it, with a week like this we are on hump day already. By mid-day we will be halfway through the work week and on the down slope heading towards the end. Yesterday went fast and furiously and today is not different. Beware, turkeys do fly and they do roost in trees, and when come out they are like dive bombers, with the sound of a Huey coming in for a landing. Don’t be caught off guard and getting over taken by a rafter of turkeys as they can get nasty and mean. We need to keep our whits about us, know where we are at all times and make that climb to the top. Then plant the flag and move off down the back side. Normally I would tell you to lament for a few moments, but with this short a week we don’t have the time. Plant it and move on. As we are thinking about it, let’s get those hikers pulled and and take hold your staff and let’s get moving towards the starting line. As we make our way, remember, pain and suffering does not take a holiday, so as we come on those that needs that hand that needs that help, we will stop, listen, and help in any way we can and see them to the next care center. Turkeys are dumb as can be, they don’t move for oncoming traffic and they really don’t take it to heart to hind from trouble. So Let’s get it moving, take it again by storm and give it all we’ve got right to the end. Now let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long, and share it, share it, share it.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances;
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Absurdity Day
Beautiful Day
Universal Children’s Day
African Industrialization Day
Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D.
Name Your PC Day
National Entrepreneurship Day

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Narragansett Monday / 11-19-18

Narragansett Monday EveryONe
Welcome to one of the shortest work weeks of the year, we have arrived at Thanksgiving week so we need to focus fast, get to the line as quickly as possible and get a fast start. Get this picture how this week is going to be? Fast! So let’s get those hikers on and grab that staff this climb is straight up and straight down. Just because our weekend might now have been what we expected this world is not going to wait for us to get it together while we try to figure it out. We need to take our cues from the from the early birds who know that they will get the worm. Ok the only worm I would even think of is out of a Tequila bottle and then I would still be thinking twice about it. Yuck, no thanks. But the point is, we need to get it going find that mojo and make it happen, we need to do what we need to, to get it going in every possible way. Now along the way there will be those we come on that need help, and we will take the time to stop, listen, and lend a hand in whatever way we can. Now the focus today will be one step at a time and hand over hand on the climbs. Don’t look too fare ahead and don’t worry about where we are not yet. Remember there is a silver lining to every cloud and the sun does shine above the fog bank. So let’s get this party on the path and let’s go take this week by storm and hold nothing back, and let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
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Holidays & Observances
National Macchiato Day
Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
Have a Bad Day Day (I don’t think so)
American Made Matters Day
Equal Opportunity Day (aka Gettysburg Address Day)
International Men’s Day
Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
World Philosophy Day
World Toilet Day
Better Conversation Week: 19-25

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