General Discussion, Sunday, April 16, 2017

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  1. czarowniczy says:

    Have a blessed Easter…Son’s up!

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  2. Wooly Phlox says:

    Just opened an Easter card from my folks. Found it outside my door when I got home from work.

    “He Is Risen”

    Beacuse of JESUS,
    love is alive;
    His sacrifice paid the price.

    Because of JESUS,
    hope is reborn;
    His death will forever suffice.

    Because of JESUS,
    joy is renewed;
    His life is a portrait of grace.

    Because of JESUS,
    victory is ours;
    His heart now our resting place.

    — Rebecca Barlow Jordan —


    God Bless You
    This Easter season with a renewed spirit, a steadfast hope, and a deep joy in JESUS, our RESURRECTION and LIFE.

    “He is not here. He is risen.” — MT 28:6 KJV

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  3. MaryfromMarin says:

    “Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!”

    Christ Is Risen! He Has Risen, Indeed!

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  4. shiloh1973 says:

    Happy Easter

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  5. Wooly Phlox says:

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  6. Wooly Phlox says:

    Goodnight, Stellars, happy Easter, and… Hallelujah!

    I get four and a half hours of sleep tonight, and 14 hours in the restaurant tomorrow.

    I get my rest. Hallelujah. It’s all because of Jesus.

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  7. Wooly Phlox says:

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  8. Happy Resurrection Sunday! He is risen!

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  9. He came, he saw, He conquered death and hell
    He came, He saw, He is alive and well
    He was, He is, and only He forgives
    He died, He rose, He lives!
    He came, He saw, He conquered!

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      In my teens, I was into Christian rock. Petra was my favorite. I had three of theirs on vinyl. The artwork on the covers was superb. Never Say Die, More Power To Ya, Not of this World I had that one there on cassette. Very biblical band, too. Controversial when they first emerged, too. The song Killing my Old Man, very biblical double entendre, especially.

      Another band had a great Easter song, too. Bloodgood.


    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Most churches said “You can’t do this!” Some here may agree.

      I like instruments being played with skill. They did this live, coupled with the song Crucify. A Heavy Metal Passion Play. Wish I had seen this live.


  10. stella says:

    In Her Majesty’s Disservice

    My focus this week is on the β€œwiretapping” (electronic interception of communications, if you insist) of President Trump and his associates during the campaign. It seems to me this story is rapidly unfolding — if only mostly in overseas press and online — and promises to be far more explosive than the Watergate story, an account that says frightening things about our intelligence agencies and those of some of our allies, most particularly Great Britain. It has become increasingly clear to me that there was widespread wiretapping of President Trump and his associates and that the underlying justification was pretextual — it was actually intended to spy on a political opponent.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Here we have it, proof coming out that is taken and respun (if it’s reported at all by the MSM) to meet the progs’ ends. Without an honest press we’re sorta screwed as far as getting the truth told; the truth is whstever they say it is, while ‘fake news’ is whatever they want it to be.
      I clearly remember posting back at the 2007 election run ups that the Republicans do not stay up with the times, they have become too comfortable in the 1980s ‘pens and paper’ propaganda and let the e-propaganda and social media high ground be occupied by the progs, now we’re suffering. Obama and his backers stuffed the government, and especially the DoJ and intel community, with their folks and it’ll be years before they’re al rooted out and nontelling how much damage they’ll do in the meantime. They lost the 2016 battle but their little guerrillas are still up in the brush.

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  11. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids!

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  12. amwick says:

    Good Morning!

    Happy Easter, I can see my mother singing this in her kitchen,, I see it so clearly. These are the verses I recall…

    On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
    The emblem of suffering and shame;
    And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
    For a world of lost sinners was slain.

    So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
    Till my trophies at last I lay down;
    I will cling to the old rugged cross,
    And exchange it some day for a crown.
    To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
    Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
    Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
    Where His glory forever I’ll share.

    As a child I pictured someone with a sports trophy, laying it down it down and picking up a gold crown.

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  13. hocuspocus13 says:

    Happy🌷Easter…be blessed

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  14. Menagerie says:

    We heard this last night at the Easter Vigil, and it was sublime. We gathered outside where the Easter fire was lit, and from that the Paschal candle, and we processed in, with our 80 RCIA candidates following the priests and deacons, into a dark church, lit only by the one candle. The deacon proclaimed “The light of Christ!” as they made their way to the altar, and the altar servers spread through the church, lighting our candles, as Christ’s light spreads though his people, the Church. Lights came back softly, gradually, until after all the many readings and Psalms, the Gospel, and then the full light shone, the organ resounded throughout the Church.

    Our priest sang this at the beginning of mass. If you’ve never heard it before, it’s so worth your time.

    It took three and a half hours to complete the mass, with all the new members being baptized, from infants to the elderly, then those who had already been baptized making professions of faith, then confirmation, First Holy Communion, and then the rest of us received. An awesome, exhausting night. Worth every moment of the privilege to be a part of the joy of the resurrection and sharing it with our newest members.

    Happy Easter to you all.

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    • amwick says:

      Beautiful, TY. What a lovely, moving way to be welcomed into the Catholic Church.

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    • Menagerie says:

      “…a fire into many flames divided, yet never dimmed by sharing of its light…”

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    • The Tundra PA says:

      Wow!! You had 80 catacumens? That’s incredible! Our parish had no one in RCIA this year, and last night only one person baptized, an 8-year-old boy. The Mass took 2 hours. I love the procession in from the fire and the lighting of everyone’s small candle from the paschal candle and the church in darkness filling up with all those tiny points of light. So beautiful!

      A Blessed Easter to all.

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    • MaryfromMarin says:

      We had the Exsultet also.


  15. michellc says:

    Happy Easter everyone!

    I finally feel half human today, too much time taking care of sick people and visiting hospital patients caught up to me and I got sick. I was able to go to the races last night and then my SIL about caused my heart to give out when he rolled his car. Thankfully he crawled out with no injuries and the car can be fixed.

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    • lovely says:

      Good to see you Michelle and happy to hear things are getting better. Amen for your SIL being able to walk away πŸ™πŸΌ. Happy Easter!

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      • michellc says:

        Thanks lovely. I’m new to all this racing stuff, he grew up doing it, so what freaks me out, he says is no big deal.
        I’m just glad I felt well enough to go because he was racing 2 cars last night.
        My DH wanted me to stay home, but I made it and outside of a few dizzy spells and being weak I was fine. lol

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    • Glad you are feeling better! Thankful your SIL is okay.


      • michellc says:

        He says it’s a good thing I didn’t watch him race sprint cars, but that the only thing that bothers him is fearing it will catch on fire while you’re unhooking the seat belt watching gas and oil pour out and hoping it doesn’t land on the headers and that gravity makes it hard to get out when you’re upside down.
        I’ve watched plenty of others roll over and always hold my breath until they climb out, but it’s different watching someone you love do it. I wasn’t holding my breath, I was having to stop myself from running onto the track. lol

        He’s either crazier than me or has way more courage than me as he went and got in his other car in a different division and went on out and raced it 10 minutes later.

        It scared the little man though or so he told us today, last night he didn’t say much, but today he told us his daddy crashed and his car went over and crashed again and he was scared and daddy can crash, but daddy can’t crash on top again because he will crack his head.
        I’m glad though my SIL is one of those that takes safety important and spends the extra on the best seat belts and hahns device and always makes sure they’re tight and gets the highest fire rating suits and shoes. A lot of these other guys will be sore after wrecks, but he never is and I think it’s because of his safety equipment and using it correctly. Some of them complain about the belts being too tight and wear them loose and money is no object on how much they spend on their car but will spend the least amount possible on safety equipment or will use the same equipment for years.

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        • Sorry, didn’t see this post yesterday. I can’t imagine what you go through, my heart would be racing. It’s good he takes safety very seriously. I hope little man won’t worry too much. Kids are pretty resilient, so he’ll get over it.

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          • michellc says:

            He’s still talking about it, but just says his Daddy better not crash on top again.
            It hasn’t stopped him from wanting to go racing though.

            Sorry I just now got back on, whatever this stuff I have his is refusing to go away. Doctor says virus, but every time I think I’m getting over it, I’m either vomiting or having stomach cramps again.
            I haven’t been able to really eat in over a week because when I try to eat anything other than potato soup or crackers I’m sick again.

            I’m starting to think it’s not a normal stomach virus.

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            • lovely says:

              Sorry Michelle. Prayers for your feeling better very, very soon. Ugh.

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              If you’ve got probiotics, take them. And, manuka honey. Couldn’t hurt. πŸ™„

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            • I believe some types of food poisoning, salmonella, can cause that. I worked for a number of years when my kids were young at their elementary school. We had a virus go through that just would not go away. I had it really bad multiple times over a few week period. It was rotavirus. It got out of hand because the school ran out of soap and the kids weren’t getting their hands clean. (Gross… I know) I’m so sorry you’ve been so sick. Maybe pedialyte and Gatorade for a few days would give your body a break, but still provide electrolytes your body needs.


              • stella says:

                Salmonella is the same thing that causes typhoid fever. I have had two friends hospitalized for salmonella. One ate chicken that was insufficiently cooked or mishandled, and the other ate scrambled eggs on a buffet that weren’t kept to the proper temp. That second case sent a bunch of people to the hospital.

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              • michellc says:

                I don’t know what it is, the vomiting is minor to the major cramping in the top of my stomach.
                I don’t really think it’s the same stomach virus others around me have had, there’s didn’t last this long and they didn’t have the cramping.
                If I’m not over it by next week I’m finding a different doctor. I’ve lost 8 pounds and stay so weak it’s hard to function.

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                • It sounds like you need to have some upper GI tests and blood work done. I hope you get answers very soon. I think I’d be demanding my Dr do something asap. Sending you hugs and prayers for healing. πŸ™πŸ»


                  • michellc says:

                    I think I’m finally about over it. I still don’t have much of an appetite and some days still have severe stomach cramps after eating, but slowly getting back my strength.
                    I guess it is some kind of wicked virus because my husband caught it and has now been battling it a week. Husbands don’t make good patients. πŸ™‚
                    My daughter was having to take care of both us a few days and I’m sure she’d tell you neither of us make good patients. lol

                    Now that I feel halfway normal again I’m on to our spring projects during the hours I have strength to sand. Our porch needs repainted so we’ve been trying to do that but it’s slow going when you don’t have a lot of energy. We had also been planning on putting in new floors downstairs and painting downstairs, so we’re slowly working on that. Although we’ve decided to splurge and pay to have the floors done, I just don’t think we’re up for it.

                    I’ll be glad when it’s all done and this stuff is totally gone and life can go back to normal. lol

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                • I’m glad you’re improving, but sorry your husband’s had the same thing. Scary stuff y’all have had! It does sound like you both need to take it easy and get your strength back. I’ve had a nasty sinus infection that’s knocked me out for a few days and I’ve not been much fun for my family to be around. Take care of you!!!! 😊

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                  • michellc says:

                    The doctor said it’s a really bad virus that is putting a lot of people in the hospital. I guess it does a number on your stomach and can take months for the irritation it causes to settle down.
                    We’re both drinking some kind of compound stuff that the pharmacy is mixing up to coat our stomach that is supposed to help and I guess it does because before I started taking it I couldn’t eat anything and even liquids were coming right back up.
                    The virus has a name but I can’t pronounce much less spell it.

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                • My DD had gastroenteritis that lasted a long time. Lots of stomach cramping with it. Not long after that she landed in the hospital with what turned out to be severe gall bladder attacks and had to have it removed. She was in there for days before they figured out it was no longer the virus and instead her gallbladder. Her symptoms were exactly the same. 😳😳😳


  16. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts for coffee!

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  17. lovely says:

    A blessed and beautiful Easter to all of you wonderful people!

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Notice how the comics in your local newspaper have to hide and/or otherwise disguise Chridtian themes, especially on major Chridtian holidays, if they are to be allowed in the paper? I can remember years ago, well before the currentish ‘anti-Christian’ campaign, how Johnny Hart who drew ‘B.C.’ used to get heat for his Christian themes. The new author’s continued the veiled Christian theme, to his credit, as the only way to guarantee his ‘freedom of speech’.

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    • joshua says:

      nothing is really funny anymore….cartoons have turned vicious and ugly mostly. as well so called comics on TV. hate to sound sour, but I can’t giggle at crude.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      When I lived in Boston, I bought the Herald. Every single Easter I lived there, when I bought the paper, someone had literally cut out the B.C. comic and the Wizard of Id comic from the paper, with a razor. Every single paper, every time.

      Just doing the devil’s work, I guess.

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  19. czarowniczy says:

    Woo Hoo! Got my Easter blessing, all three chainsaws worked flawlessly this afternoon as we cleared undergrowth out of our trees. May not seem like much but if you’ve ever worked with a chainsaw…

    Just cleaning God’s carpet.

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  20. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  21. Wooly Phlox says:

    This was the first day since working at the new restaurant that it kicked my butt. At the end, we all smiled. “We did it, boys. We always do.”

    Sunday AM is brunch, PM is dinner. Two different kitchens and mise en place, two different dining rooms, essentially. Usually we have from 2-4 to change it all over. Bossman took, without telling chef until THIS MORNING, an 18-top reservation, for the dinner menu, for 3:00 PM.

    30 minutes to change from one restaurant into another. Thanks, Boss!

    But we did it. Chef is 58. Hardest worker I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

    At the end of the day, when we’ve broken down the line, wrapped everything up, and polished all the stainless, a couple of tourists, just passing through, come in. It’s Easter. Sacrifice, right?
    We’re pretty much the only place for good food open in town, even thought they came in one minute past close, for dinner. Me and one other worker are busting our butts to close up and make it all new again, because we wanna go home, but Chef hears them mention Taco Bell, and a local bar. He says, being the awesome dude he is, “I can make you dinner, folks. I can make you our prime rib sandwich, with either broccoli or Brussels sprouts.”

    We made their day. They tipped Chef, then later, when I went to punch out on the P.O.S. system, I thanked them. They thanked us for sticking around, I said “Brother, it’s what we do. We love our work.” Then they tipped me and my friend, the peons in the kitchen. I’m guessing they’ve worked in restaurants before.

    I don’t think I’ve had a more blessed Easter.

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