Saturday, April 21, 2018

My favorite Pokémon

My favorite Pokémon, crafted by my multi-talented niece Matty Cline - Thanks!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Key point: Wear THICK shirt

Amateur veterinarian tip: When I give Arthur his daily meds, he tries to squirm away, but his Amazingly Long Claws stick in my shirt, foiling the escape; he gets the medicine and all is well.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

3 Learnings on Refreshments

I learned a few things running refreshments for the Toastmasters Division D Spring Contest April  12, 2018.
  • Cloth tablecloths not only dress up the serving tables and reduce the noise of clinking dishes, they make cleanup go much faster. You don't have to wipe down the tables - just roll up the tablecloths to be laundered later.
  • Scissors-style salad tongs speed up service a lot.  The classic fork-and-spoon combination is fine when you're eating at leisure but when there's a line of people, every time someone sets down a plate to pick up two utensils adds more time to everyone else's wait.
  • Caesar Salad is much, much more popular than kale salad. Perhaps this should not have been a surprise but I went through two Caesars, while the kale was barely picked over. It was also a good idea to have an "undressed" option for our no-carb customers!
Running refreshments was fun, and while I would have preferred to be on stage, "There are no small parts, only small actors". But next year I'll skip the kale!