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Daily Quote

"Be willing to be a beginner every single morning."

Meister Eckhart

Writing Prompt

What’s Your Favourite Store?

Conversation Starter

How has the education you received changed your life?

Joke of the Day

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

Fun Fact

Sea otters have a pouch under their forearm to store their favourite rocks.

History Fact

Citrus Craze

Although they didn’t make it over to England until the 1600s, pineapples became a massive fad in the UK in the 1700s. People would carry them around as symbols of their wealth and status, and everything from clothing to kitchenware was decorated with the exotic fruit. You could even rent a pineapple for an evening and take it out for a spin to impress all your friends.

Weird Laws

FLORIDA

People who own bars, restaurants, and other places where liquor is sold, may be fined up to $1,000 if they participate in or permit any contest of dwarf-tossing.

Food Thing

Bresse Bleu

Cow’s milk; blue; soft

Region of origin: Bresse

Similar in texture to Brie, Bresse Bleu is a mild blue cheese — a great starter blue for those fearful of the real stuff. Named after the town of Bourge-en-Bresse, in which this cheese is produced, the brand and trademark are wholly owned by European cheese giant Bongrain. Thus all Bresse Bleu is the same, and there are no regional varieties.

This cheese is a mix of French Brie and Italian Gorgonzola, originally brought to the Rhône-Alps by Italian immigrants who settled in the region after WWII.

The bloomy, edible rind of Bresse Bleu gives way to a creamy, spreadable interior with patches of blue-green mold. The flavor is rich and buttery, with an aroma of mushrooms. Include this on your cheese platter or spread it on a hunk of fresh baguette.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Godfather

During an early shot of the scene where Vito Corleone returns home and his people carry him up the stairs, Marlon Brando put weights under his body on the bed as a prank, to make it harder to lift him.

Movie/TV Quote

"Hasta la vista, baby."

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991​​​​​