It’s National Cappuccino Day – Brew it up!

It’s NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY – November 8: http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cappuccino-day-october-8/   
(But what’s with everyone thinking they can be a FOAM designer? Smh.)

 
November 8 is National Cappuccino Day!

A cappuccino (/ˌkæpʉˈtʃiːnoʊ/; Italian pronunciation: [kapputˈtʃiːno]) is an Italian coffee drink which is traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk and steamed milk foam.
“The word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars and is the diminutive form of cappuccio in Italian, meaning hood or something that covers the head. This popular coffee beverage got it’s name not from the hood on their habits but from the color of the hooded robes that the friars wore. (The Capuchin friars is an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans.)

In 1945 Achille Gaggia invented the modern espresso machine which further popularized the cappuccino.

Mid 1990′s – Cappuccino was made more widely available to North Americans as upscale coffee houses sprang up.

Late 1990′s to Early 2000′s – Cappuccinos became popular in the United States concurrent with the boom in the American coffee industry.

Start of 21st Century – A modified short-cut version of the cappuccino started being served at fast-food chains.

While steaming the milk you must pay close attention to attain the correct ratio of foam, thus making the cappuccino one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly.

A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while he/she is pouring milk on top of the espresso coffee.

OBSERVE

Visit your favorite coffee shop to enjoy a nice warm and delicious cup of cappuccino and use #CappuccinoDay to post on social media.”

   

  

Back to the Future Day – 10/21/15

Yes – BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY.

October 21, 2015

#BacktotheFutureDay

Thanks to National Day Calendar, I now have the following information on the amazing event that is Back to the Future Day, which I share with you now:

“Back To The Future Day is observed one time only on October 21, 2015. This day is significant for millions of fans of the movie trilogy “Back To The Future”.

In the movie, the main characters, Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown, use a time travel machine to go to October 21, 2015. The arrival of this day has been anticipated by many for years and many celebrations across the country will take place…

  • Take some time and watch the movie trilogy. Part two takes place on October 21, 2015.
  • Watch part two on the big screen. Many theaters will be playing the movie so check your local theaters for times.
  • Of course, you can also enjoy the movie with family and friends at home.
  • Listen to “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News, the theme song for the movie.
  • Use #BackToTheFutureDay when posting on social media.”

Thank you, National Day Calendar.

More WAYS TO CELEBRATE from NBC HERE.

To the rest of you, enjoy.

Twits Plus 14. 

So I made a bet…

I had an idea. A bright one – shiny and sparkly and oh so cheeky.

I decided that the best thing to do would be NOTHING.

That is correct. My bright idea was to sit back and see how many new Twitter followers I would gain NATURALLY – no actual promotion or pleading or paying attention on my end.

I figured that since I was posting on FB and updated my LinkedIn page that some people would drift this way organically – no effort, chemicals or preservatives added.
The result was 14 new Followers on Twitter in 60 days.

Yes, 14.

Let’s Count Together – 1, 2, 3 … 14.

Wow. My bright idea was really quite dim.

So what happened?

It’s research time!

Was I too lax? boring? Annoying?

Did people UN-follow me? If so, why? What did I do wrong?

Flip side – what did I do RIGHT that convinced 14 NEW PEOPLE to choose to follow my silly little tweets?

Please feel free to COMMENT, as I’m open to suggestions and thoughts.

Marvel vs. DC: Whose Universe is it Anyway?

Answer: If you want big booms and bright colors and a hint of the irreverent, you are Team Marvel. If you are into angst and sorrow and sucking all of the joy out of life, DC is the perfect destination. As they are so fond of pointing out ad nauseum, they “are not Marvel.” I guess that makes them the Anti-Marvel?

Same Page Team

By: Daniel Reynolds

There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to universe construction: the seven day method and the Big Bang. The former defines itself as a thoughtful process with a note of fantastical whimsy. The latter works–but damn if it isn’t loud and messy.

After this year’s San Diego Comic Con, DC Comics made clear it favours the Big Bang. They recently revealed two film trailers, one each for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, to explode the idea of a shared DC film universe into the minds of the general public. The films are set for release in March and August of 2016, respectively, and together represent DC’s first tangible attempt to achieve this end. The reason for this new direction is obvious. DC just spent much of the last decade losing ground to their rival, Marvel Comics.

DC's best hope against their rivals at Marvel. DC’s best hope…

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Isn’t it ironic? Holocaust letter on Hitler’s personal stationary by my jewish grandfather goes viral.

Unlike the song by Alanis Morisette, this really IS ironic.

During WWII, my jewish grandfather wrote home to my grandmother on Hitler’s Stationary.

Why? Because “F**k you Hitler” – that’s why! 

I used to play with his trunk from the war when i was little, which included a helmet and a pack of cigarettes. (Those are the only items I remember).  It sat in our basement forever until my mom sent it to my uncle almost 20 years ago.

The Miami Herald picked up on the story after my uncle contacted the Holocaust museum in D.C. to donate the letter, among other items.

Enjoy!

#NeverForget

CLASSIC.

Check out the story here.