Friday, September 17, 2010

Freeform Friday: Funny Pictures

Happy Friday everyone. This week couldn't go by fast enough.

Anyways, since I don't feel much like writing a lot or going off on another tangent, I'll post some funny pictures. =)

I wonder if there are any tickets left...

I want to work here....
Thinking about posting these rules at home.

This is far more motivational for restaurant employees, I think.

Ending it on a classy note.

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thirsty Thursday: Gibson

Though not the most popular drink out there, the Gibson is a delicious and unique alternative to the traditional Martini. it was the preferred drink of famous Silent-film era comedian (and alcoholic)W.C. Fields.

The Gibson was conceived of at the legendary Players Club in New York City in the early 20's during prohibition, and was named after Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the iconic Gibson Girl representation of American Women at the turn of the century.

According to the story, Gibson challenged Charley Connolly, the bartender of the Players Club, to improve upon the Martini's recipe, so Connolly simply substituted an onion for the olive, added a lemon twist and named the drink after the patron.

A legend was born.

Subbing an onion and lemon twist for the traditional martini olive really gives this drink a unique taste, so much so, that there seems to be a loyalty among Gibson fans to the drink. Never order a Martini for a Gibson Girl (or guy), they just might punch you in the face.

1 and a half ounces Dry Gin (I recommend Tanqueray Ten)
1/2 ounce Vermouth
3 Pearl Onions
Lemon Twist

Shake Gin and Vermouth with ice in a shaker. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with onions and a lemon twist. Enjoy!

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wacky Wednesday: The return of Auto-tune and others...

Happy Wacky Wednesday everyone!

I'm quickly writing this blog as I get ready to head out for a meeting. I finally came into work early today (early meaning before 10am) and have a minute to do the blog. So without further ado....

Crazy Waitress Robbery Story:

Crazy Waitress hit song:

This guy is far too passionate about the treasury:

Painful? Check. Hilarious? Check.

What a wuss:

And my favorite:

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not MIA Today. Tuesday's Charity: Women's and Children's Crisis Center

So before I begin, I'd like to apologize for posting literally nothing yesterday. It was a bad day, filled with more work than I care to do in a day. So again, my apologies.

Today's highlighted charity is located in Whittier, CA and deals with an issue far too common even in these progressive times.

The Women and Children Crisis Shelter (WCCS) is an emergency and transitional shelter for women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence. Often times, women will stay in these unhealthy relationships after being broken down physically and mentally. These victimized women feel there is nowhere else to turn and don't want to risk homelessness for their children, so they stay with the abuser and sacrifice themselves for the good of their children.

The mission of WCCS is to serve victims who request protection and assistance, by providing culturally relevant and supportive intervention services, by coordinating with other agencies working to improve the wellness of families, and by providing information for the prevention of intimate partner violence.

Though initially starting out 1977 as a crisis hotline, WCCS eventually grew into a walk-in emergency shelter and then began offering a transitional shelter as well, to aid in the process of ending abusive relationships.

 Often thought to be a thing of past generations, domestic abuse is still far too prevalent in society. Many cultures, including our own, view women as objects or possessions. Though it can be harmless (men ogling models, porn stars, etc), it can also be very dangerous for those who take it too far. Teaching domestic abuse prevention in schools would be a great to help end this problem as a whole, much in the way that children are now taught about the awful consequences of racism, a problem that has been seriously weakened and could be eradicated completely with education.

I implore everyone to do their part in stopping domestic abuse and utilize, and donate, to shelters like WCCS. Abuse is not just a problem for the individual, it's a problem for society.