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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16550 on: June 19, 2020, 04:32:25 pm »
I keep telling myself I need to donate to charities that are helping unemployed people keep food on the table, but somehow it keeps not happening.  :(

Does your church have anything going on that you could get involved in?


You should look into that, Jeff.  The church my parents go to collect food for families in need, and my parents frequently do it.   Mom is of the mind right now that things are bad now, so they need to do good to help, so far they've donated to Black Lives Matter, their church's local food collection, and collected supplies for the local animal shelter.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16551 on: June 19, 2020, 04:48:46 pm »
Trenton? Already starting school? Time sure flies!

Yes, it does!  Trent will be 7 in November, and in the first grade!  ;D

Do you have Mon Cherie in the US?
Dark chocolate filled with liqueur and a cherry. Mhhhh, what a treat. Love them!



Oh yes, we have Mon Cheri here in the US, and my dad has had them before, and enjoyed them.  However, there is a local confectioners place that I went to instead, and bought the candy from them.  Given the decreased business, I wanted to support a local place.

I went to a place called "Holsten's" here in Bloomfield.   Apart from being a town staple for 75 years, they have made it a custom of hiring local high school students as waiters/waitresses and staff, in an effort to help the kids get some work experience.

They serve typical diner stuff, different flavors of ice-cream, and have candy counter.

They are also famous for something.  Scroll down.




   









Yes, the famous last shot of The Sopranos was shot at Holstens.   ;D


I started going back into work yesterday. Since I'm a higher risk person, I'm currently not working with children, but sitting in the cellar (where our community/staff rooms are), working on the computer the whole day.   Same thing I've done from home for the last 12 weeks, but now we're not allowed to work from home anymore. Decision from further up ::)  For me it's back to commuting (almost) three hours, only to sit in front of a computer over there instead of here. Oh well. At least I don't have to work with the children and their parents, so my contacts are limited.  Don't get me wrong, in general I do love working with children; I'm just not too keen on being spit on, coughed on, sneezed on, etc. in times of Corona.

My mom is a teacher's aide, and she said they are not going back to work until September, but they are concerned as to how they are going to work at that time.  The kids are all kindergarten age or younger, and you really can't expect kids that age to keep their masks on.  Plus, when they get upset, the natural instinct is to comfort them, and they're not sure if they'll be allowed to hug or get very close to the kids.







Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16552 on: June 19, 2020, 05:36:46 pm »
Great to catch up  with you friend! I also look forward to your Dad jokes and Pride Month cards on fb. I'm glad you can stay close with your family during these crazy times. Today I met with my traveling buddies who I'm going to Europe with (hopefully) in mid-August. We've kind of put off looking at the lodging photos and the itinerary because we didn't want to get our hopes up too much. But if all goes well, we'll be visiting nine countries! England, France, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Oh, and San Marino!
When you see the smiley face in the sky, the pandemic will be over!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16553 on: June 19, 2020, 06:26:25 pm »
"Today I met with my traveling buddies who I'm going to Europe with (hopefully) in mid-August."
I find this unbelievable. I had hoped to visit my sister in Australia in September or October. I have the airline ticket vouchers. However It is looking increasingly unlikely as some parts of Australia still have new cases.   
Everyone in both Australia and New Zealand now believes we will not be allowed to fly to Europe or North America before 2021, same say 2022. Again I have airline vouchers but will not even think about any plans or a new itinerary until January at the earliest.
New Zealand allows returning citizens to arrive and be quarantined for 2 weeks. We had over 21 days without any new cases and there was not a single case left in the country. Then 2 women, who had arrived from the UK, were allowed out on compassionate grounds after 4 or 5 days as their mother died and they drove from Auckland to Wellington to stay with their Father. They then tested positive and the s.. hit the fan.  They have had to trace and test 350 contacts and it has cost a fortune plus the people in charge have had to apologise and the Prime Minister was furious.  Now no-one is allowed to leave quarantine for compassionate reasons and the military has been put in charge of quarantine.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16554 on: June 20, 2020, 10:08:47 am »
But if all goes well, we'll be visiting nine countries! England, France, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain. Oh, and San Marino!

Wow, that's a lot! How long were you planning to be there?

(If you ever do go to Spain, be sure to contact Natali. She's in Madrid and we went to Barcelona for just a couple of days so we weren't able to meet in person, but she sent me all kinds of useful information. And I can't recommend Barcelona highly enough -- at least as of 2013.)

Could you go to Sweden? I hear they have much looser restrictions in general, although I don't know about their travel rules. But maybe you could go there, and visit Sonja!




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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16555 on: June 20, 2020, 04:13:22 pm »





Do you have Mon Cherie in the US?
Dark chocolate filled with liqueur and a cherry. Mhhhh, what a treat. Love them!




I also love MonCheri!!

Maybe some day we can put together a EuroBrokie MonCheri event!  :laugh:





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I started going back into work yesterday. Since I'm a higher risk person, I'm currently not working with children, but sitting in the cellar (where our community/staff rooms are), working on the computer the whole day.
Same thing I've done from home for the last 12 weeks, but now we're not allowed to work from home anymore. Decision from further up ::)
For me it's back to commuting (almost) three hours, only to sit in front of a computer over there instead of here. Oh well. At least I don't have to work with the children and their parents, so my contacts are limited.
Don't get me wrong, in general I do love working with children; I'm just not too keen on being spit on, coughed on, sneezed on, etc. in times of Corona.


You're commutin' three hours a day?

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16556 on: June 20, 2020, 04:21:15 pm »
Wow, that's a lot! How long were you planning to be there?

(If you ever do go to Spain, be sure to contact Natali. She's in Madrid and we went to Barcelona for just a couple of days so we weren't able to meet in person, but she sent me all kinds of useful information. And I can't recommend Barcelona highly enough -- at least as of 2013.)

Could you go to Sweden? I hear they have much looser restrictions in general, although I don't know about their travel rules. But maybe you could go there, and visit Sonja!


Great idea! Brokies are always welcome!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16557 on: June 21, 2020, 04:10:09 am »
You're commutin' three hours a day?


On a bad day, yes. Normally it's probably closer to 2.5 than to 3 hours.
But as of the last two days, it was only 2 hours, yay! Many people are still working from home I guess. Considerably less traffic.
My location of working was meant to be temporary - but I love my colleagues, my boss and our specific way of doing things, and the atmosphere in our old villa so much, I just stayed. The long commute is the only downside really. It's also one of the reasons I work only two days a week.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16558 on: June 21, 2020, 05:21:00 pm »

On a bad day, yes. Normally it's probably closer to 2.5 than to 3 hours.
But as of the last two days, it was only 2 hours, yay! Many people are still working from home I guess. Considerably less traffic.
My location of working was meant to be temporary - but I love my colleagues, my boss and our specific way of doing things, and the atmosphere in our old villa so much, I just stayed. The long commute is the only downside really. It's also one of the reasons I work only two days a week.

Wow, 2 or 2,5 hours is still a very long commute IMO. I can sure see why you only work 2 days a week.

My commute is 20 min a day, so maybe I'm spoiled.

But around here, more than 30 min one way is considered too long by most people. In Stockholm it's nothing to talk about.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16559 on: June 21, 2020, 05:25:48 pm »
They are also famous for something.  Scroll down.
Yes, the famous last shot of The Sopranos was shot at HolstensD.   ;

I recognized it from the shot of the room! Did the Sopranos live in Bloomfield? Or, if not, does Tony's trip in the credits from Manhattan to his home resemble a drive from NYC to Bloomfield?

There's a fun new guessing game! Show a movie still of a set, deserted, and see if people can guess the movie by that context. We have a whole forum for games!