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Old 12-23-2018, 11:09 PM   #1
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2018 New Year's Eve & New Year's day Menu

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This is our menu for both New Year's eve & New Year's day. I make small batches of many dishes. This way I don't have to worry about cooking for at least 2 days. What will you be having?


Roast Turkey Breast
Stuffing
Bruschetta
Onion dip
Blue cheese dip
Bean Salad
Macaroni Salad
Potato Salad
Olive salad
Salsa
Guacamole
Cheesecake with Cherry topping
Ambrosia Salad
Rolls & Bread
French Baguette

Beverage
Soda
Sparkling Cranberry Apple cider


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Old 12-23-2018, 11:25 PM   #2
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That looks great, mofet.

You and my wife are the last 2 people who still make Ambrosia salad, I think.

My family jokes about it, then gobbles it up.

No menu for me for NYE or NYD. I'm working a double shift on the eve into the next day, then back in that night.

Should be fun at work, though, being at a small party at work with a bunch of people terrified to even just look at each other for fear of being brought up on sexual harassment charges.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:40 PM   #3
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That looks great, mofet.

You and my wife are the last 2 people who still make Ambrosia salad, I think.

My family jokes about it, then gobbles it up.

No menu for me for NYE or NYD. I'm working a double shift on the eve into the next day, then back in that night.

Should be fun at work, though, being at a small party at work with a bunch of people terrified to even just look at each other for fear of being brought up on sexual harassment charges.
Thank you BT.

Why are people worrying about sexual harassment charges?
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:49 PM   #4
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Les Moonves. Charlie Rose. Jeff Fager (60 Minutes).

'nuff said. People are being fired left and right.
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Should be fun at work, though, being at a small party at work with a bunch of people terrified to even just look at each other for fear of being brought up on sexual harassment charges.
Perhaps you and your male co-workers need to learn the difference between looking -- and gawking/staring while drooling.

Hint: "I love that costume" is not that same thing as "I love how that costume accentuates your breasts." You are married... this should not be a problem.

As for me, I'm planning to be at my best freind's house in Port Arthur. His college age son has informed us that he's having friends over. I will probably be cooking with my best friend's wife, while doing my best to make sure that no young woman wants to hook up with their son. He'll thank me for it later in life...

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Old 12-24-2018, 12:04 AM   #6
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It's not just men. A few women have been fired or "moved".

I have no worries. My parents raised us right, same as most.

Wait, are you trying to give me wimmen advice?
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I have no worries. My parents raised us right, same as most .

Wait, are you giving me wimmen advice?
Just women in the workplace advice. It is not minefield, as some people think it is. It is actually very easy. Treat employees and co-workers with respect. Get to know your coworkers to the point that you know who enjoys a risqué joke and who doesn't. And, only exchange those kinds of interactions with women who are on your level or higher on the org chart. That's my rule.

Being self employed, I walk on eggs until I get to know someone well enough to let my guard down a bit. I pretty much always let them take the lead on what is fair game in conversation, and what is not. Not just risqué topics, but politics or anything else controversial.

Any conversation should be mutually desired conversation -- I don't let my customers take me down roads I don't want to travel, any more than I try to take them where they don't want to go.

BT, you and I trash talk with each other, and I enjoy it. There is not a whole lot you could say that would offend me, as long as I can see the humor in it. But, not everyone enjoys that kind of thing.

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Yes, I know you can handle it. That makes it fun.
And you can be funny.

Sometimes...


But as far as work goes, there is no "getting to know" who can or who can't. There is zero tolerance, which I can understand.

I work with people from every spectrum of life, from stick in the mud old timers, to non-binary folks.

The best and only thing to do is keep things about work, and nothing else. I've been doing that for 31 years here. No problem.

You guys wouldn't recognize me at work.
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In Japan, Christmas is completely commercial. There is no religious message attached to it. NYE is religious. People go home to their families if they can, and everyone dresses up in their best traditional Japanese clothing (if they don’t have kimonos, they dress in Western business attire), and visit a shrine to beg the gods for a healthy, happy, and most importantly, prosperous new year.

For many years, I would host a NYE party in my tiny little rabbit hutch apartment for my students, colleagues, and friends who, for whatever reason, couldn’t spend it with their family. One year, I fit nearly 30 people into that tiny space! Vodka shots make a great lubricant!

I’d start planning the menu around the beginning of December. All appetizer type foods that didn’t require forks, spoons, or knives. We always had a boatload of Waribash , disposable chopsticks on hand, though. Prep started on the 28th, and I usually had 5 to 10 students participating. It was a party in itself! And when the main event was over, those who chose to stay until morning would bundle up and make the trek to Kyoto to small temple devoted to performers and patrons of the arts to offer our own prayers for the new year.

I really miss those days. This year, it’s just Mark and me, and our puppies. I’ll make a pot of Hoppin’ John, something with cheese to snack on, and some Jell-O shots. Maybe some oven-fried chicken and stir fried ramen noodles. We may or may not take the short drive to a vantage point where we can view the fireworks on the Strip.

And that’s about it.
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In Japan, Christmas is completely commercial. There is no religious message attached to it. NYE is religious.

Agree, especially the obsession with fried chicken over Xmas. Smart marketing, KFC.

I always enjoyed New Years in Japan, especially the osechi ryori and being part of the street corner mochi pounding ceremony during my childhood. Good times.
We never did the shrine thing though....although we lived right around the corner from a temple.
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