Quote of the Day
"Work as hard as you can. Even though who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work."
Writing Prompt of the Day
What’s Your Comfort Food?
Day's Conversation Starter
What is the most comfortable piece of clothing you own?
Joke of the Day
To whoever stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my Word!
Top Fun Fact
The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn't Z — it was the letter J.
Cowboys Didn't Actually Wear Cowboy Hats
Those big Stetsons that everyone associates with cowboys like John Wayne, Billy the Kid, or Wyatt Earp? Yeah. Cowboys didn't wear those. In fact, the hat of choice for the 19th century cowboys was actually a bowler hat. Go figure.
Iowa: No faking your butter
I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Misdemeanor! Any person who attempts to pass off margarine, oleo, or oleomargarine as real butter is guilty of a simple misdemeanor in the stat of Iowa, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $625 fine.
Spain & Portugal
Thank you, Spain and Portugal, for adding so much spice to so many of your dishes.
We are sorry to group you together, for you are each a beautiful country that stands alone, but with your shared location on the Iberian Peninsula, your cuisine is quite similar. (And similarly fantastic.)
Traditional Iberian Peninsula food is renowned for paella/arroz de pato (rice, spices, meat or veggies) and tapas/petiscos (small dishes starring seafood, ham and cheese).
Both Spanish and Portuguese dishes were considered peasant food. But tossing in the freshest ingredients and spices to create one-pot dishes is so much better than whatever fancy foods royalty was eating decades ago.
The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray that Coppola found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando's dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.
"I want to be alone."
Grand Hotel, 1932