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Today’s Pick Up Line

Today's Pick-Up Line

Before we go out, I need to know your credit score. Ah, did you ever think we'd miss the charming innocent ice breaker of the 80's?   "Hey foxy lady, what's your sign?"  In the 90's, the ice breaker was...
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Veteran’s Day

To all who served, are serving, and who are in process of signing up to serve our country, Thank you. Portions of The History of Veterans Day were taken from the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, In 1921, an unknown World War 1 American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  This...
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The Urban Nudist

The Urban Nudist

Public nudity; not a crime in some places

Q: "I was walking down a San Francisco street with my daughter, when we encountered a naked man walking toward us.   As he approached, all I could think of doing or saying was, "Good morning." was that proper etiquette?"  --Confounded Dad [caption id="attachment_1373"...
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Rosalinda’s Blog | Unpacking My Suitcase

Are you an I'll-get-to-it unpacker or an I've-got-to-do-it-now unpacker?

It seems that after every holiday, my suitcase sits for several days before I feel like unpacking it. I'll rummage through the suitcase looking for the item I need, but there...
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How to be a good mother in-law

How to be a good mother in-law

Taking a step back and adjusting to a new role can be challenging.

My personal side: Sadness and joy fill my heart.  Sadness creeps in when I think of the years I had with my sons. ...
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Bad Manners in France

Bad Manners in France

The rude, the loud, the French?

"Lack of manners" was quoted as the number one source of stress for 60% of French people, according to a recent study by French polling institute, lpsos.  The list also includes, boorish waiters, loud cell phone chatter, and pushy commuters.  So...
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12 Ways to Get a Bartender’s Attention

12 Ways to Get a Bartender's Attention

Good manners get you better service.

Old-school bartenders sometimes played confidant to the lonely-hearts, a therapist for those with relationship dilemmas, and an old friend to the regulars. Bartenders can make you feel special by recalling your drink, your name, and how rotten your boss is. A smart bartender possesses...
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Smelly Food At Work

Smelly Food At Work

Reheating food at work etiquette

Bad smells trigger bad moods, according to Pamela Dalton, an olfactory researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philly.  She goes on to say, "Smelling others' lunches in the office can make people feel as it they have lost "control...
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9 Tips For A Safe and Fun 4th of July

9 Tips For a Safe And Fun 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

How firecrackers came to be:  A tenth-century cook in China was mixing up several ingredients, when "BOOM", the first explosion of sparks was seen.  Historians are still not certain what the cook was actually attempting to make,...
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Teaching Your Child Restaurant Manners

Teaching Your Child Restaurant Manners

My child's manners are fine--as long as we only eat at "Chuck E. Cheese"!

Q:  "I can barely keep our children seated when we go to a regular restaurant, how am I supposed to get them to learn and use proper table manners?"  --A dad A:  You...
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