CABARET: WOTDC

We only performed the first 46 seconds of this song. And then did a bit of a ’round’ with the song.

Many, many….many years ago, during my junior high and high school days, my Jazz Ensemble in school (of which I was a member for five years) would take three tours a year to major (local- within 100 miles) cities to be the entertainment for dinners for major businesses/symposiums.

Life Is a Cabaret was our opening song for most of the entertainment venues.

Our tour schedules were almost always the same.

Friday night was a charity event for which we performed for free. (Often this group would provide a meal).

Saturday was a tour of some facility (a zoo, a museum, an industrial complex or government facility) on an ‘educational’ topic. That night was the cabaret for the business.

Sunday was a Church performance or two. (Often the Church would host a meal.) The afternoon concert was usually in a neighborhood park. (Outdoor performances were awesome!)

Great times.


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CONTENT: WOTDC


How often is too often to brag on completing your November Is Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Challenge?

It’s not my fault that YOU asked about it.

Yes, I completed my personal recipe book and had is proofread and each page stick in a lovely, clear protective sleeve by the end of November 30th.

I even had a chance to type in the Table on Contents and place one in both volumes.

Yes, you heard me right.

MY PERSONAL FAVORITES: Recipes from Roger’s Kitchen is now two volumes in length.

Over 300 recipes.

I have used it every single day for the month of December.

Thanks for asking.


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HECTORING: WOTDC


Scientific Proof that the Tendency to “Hector” Began with “Mother, May I…?”

This was NOT how we played “Mother, May I?” But it does look like it would have be a lot of fun.

Written for HECTORING: WOTDC.

Share Your World 11-22-21

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What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?

Who is the best most believable movie or book villain in your opinion?  Or the one that stands out for you?  (‘book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)

What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (no dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)


What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

Spending too much time orchestrating an imaginary The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle Course extravaganza…. See next question.


Architectual Digest

What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?

Begin The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle Course at the Great Pyramid in Gaza and take a small trek across the Sahara Desert, hike straight across the continent of Africa to Georgetown, Gambia, on the Gambia River. Swim the Gambia River to Banjul, the capital of Gambia, just of the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Once at the Atlantic, you will be hosted in a series of power-gliding events around the Horn of Africa, to reach Capetown, South Africa.

From Capetown, a friendly ocean liner will travel top-side with you as you swim toward Antarctica, through the mingling waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Oceans.

Arriving at Villa Las Estrellas, a Chilean township in Antarctica, you will take a brief respite.

After several quality days with the penguins, you will leave for a kayaking adventure from Villa Las Estrellas, Antarctica to Melbourne, Australia.

Arriving in Melbourne, Australia, just in time for the Australian Open (renown tennis tournament- if you don’t know) you will enjoy a brief 2-week vacation.

From Melbourne you will begin the last water-leg of The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle Course and scuba-dive to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

You will end the The World’s Most Amazing Obstacle with a short cycling trek through central Mexica to the ancient Aztec ruins of Teotihuacán near Mexico City.

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Mission accomplished.


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Who is the best most believable movie or book villain in your opinion?  Or the one that stands out for you?  (‘Book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)

Voldemort (from the Harry Potter series).  Explaining the power of unrequited love leading to the desire of world domination… a common ‘evil’ trait.


What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (No dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)

My adorable ears compliment my well-endowed nose.  


Written for Share Your World 11-22-21.

Celebrate: The Week of December 3


During the month of December I will be purposefully trying to celebrate MORE OFTEN. I am a middle school teacher (or a former middle school teacher) and I would like to find something to celebrate (great-or-small) every single week. I still do.

This month I WILL NOT BE blogging daily about the celebration days. I want to spend more time on a writing project in Decem,ber, but I still am (personally) planning to celebrate a new day as a daily habit.

I will send the weekly list in advance … so you can PLAN to ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS with me!


This Weeks Celebrations:

December 3: National Roof Over Your Head Day

December 4: National Cookie Day

December 5: International Ninja Day

December 6: National Microwave Oven Day

December 7: National Cotton Candy Day

December 8: National Brownie Day

December 9: Christmas Card Day

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS!


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Whoops?

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“Almost,” I said. Positivity was bursting within me. “That one was really close.”

“Close… Are you kidding me?” Matthew was astonished at my lack of remorse. “That last missile you launched just blew my ’58 Ford to smithereens. I had just finished its last reconditioning.”

I couldn’t help it but a chuckle escaped before I could answer. “There is always a cost to exploration and innovation.”

“My ’58 Fairlane 500 Skyliner was in pristine condition. It was showroom!” Matthew continued to expound. “And did you notice. The missile went 3500 yards BEHIND launch site. The opposite direction of the expected target. You had it projected to demolish that old barn.”

“Not my fault,” I emphatically replied. “It’s a prototype. You knew that. It was our first launch with a missile having heat-seeking capabilities. Not my fault you got here five minutes before liftoff and your car engine displaced more heat than the flares in the barn.”


Written for Word of the Day. (The word to use today was PROTOTYPE.)

With Much Fanfare


Before reading this blog, please take the one-minute required to enjoy my opening fanfare.

Now visualize me walking down the extended aisle between two columns of thousands and thousands of prominent personages (all of which are appropriately socially distanced, of course) to a standing ovation as I lovingly clutch the First Edition of Roger’s Kitchen: My Personal Favorites.

On stage, directly to the left, are the carefully stacked First Edition Roger’s Kitchen: My Personal Favorites cooking books awaiting my own unique signature.  

After the brief awards ceremony (being knighted by Queen Elizabeth, receiving the Nobel Prize for Culinary Acuity, and the Pulitzer Prize for World Hunger Improvement) I politely sit to await the onslaught of fans for the small autograph session that is scheduled for this intimate event.

My security attendants readjust the golden ropes that had be aligned from the stage to the overflow areas and I compose myself by plucking up into my delicate fingers the Presidential Pens awarded to me from each of the last five living Presidents, each having being personally engraved, and await the deluge of by fawning admirers. (I had been previously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I humbly wear it gently draped around my neck – no matter where I go- because people are always wanting to see it.)  

I am suddenly stunned and embarrassed when the first culinary paramour jumps across the security ropes, evades all five of my clandestinely armed body guards, and clutches me in her arms and enthusiastically licks my left cheek.   

Awakening, I find my 15-year-old, coal-black Shih Tzu (Maximillian) trying to get my attention to take him for his early morning necessaries.

Sitting up and putting on my slippers for our outing, I reach for my keyring and smile. Attached to the keyring is a much smaller version of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. My editor had it made so that I would not appear too egotistical (as some had hinted) when I wore both the Freedom Award and the Carnegie. After all, I am a very modest person and I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

FYI: I am thankful NANO Write Month Is over. I think I might have become too passionate about my endeavors?


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Celebrate: The Week of November 26


During the month of November I will be purposefully trying to celebrate MORE OFTEN. I am a middle school teacher (or a former middle school teacher) and I would like to find something to celebrate (great-or-small) every single week. I still do.

This month I WILL NOT BE blogging daily about the celebration days. I want to spend more time on a writing project in November, but I still am (personally) planning to celebrate a new day as a daily habit.

I will send the weekly list in advance … so you can PLAN to ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS with me!


This Weeks Celebrations:

November 26: National Cake Day

November 27: National Game & Puzzle Week

November 28: National French Toast Day

November 29: Electronic Greetings Day

November 30: National Personal Space Day

December 1:National Pie Day

December 2: National Write A Business Plan Week

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS!


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Celebrate: The Week of November 19


During the month of November I will be purposefully trying to celebrate MORE OFTEN. I am a middle school teacher (or a former middle school teacher) and I would like to find something to celebrate (great-or-small) every single week. I still do.

This month I WILL NOT BE blogging daily about the celebration days. I want to spend more time on a writing project in November, but I still am (personally) planning to celebrate a new day as a daily habit.

I will send the weekly list in advance … so you can PLAN to ENJOY THE CELEBRATIONS with me!


This Weeks Celebrations:

November 19: National Play Monopoly Day

November 20: National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

November 21: National Gingerbread Cookie Day

November 22: Aviation History Month

November 23: National Peanut Butter Lovers Month

November 24: National Bible Week

November 25: Thanksgiving

HAPPY CELEBRATIONS!


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