Before I forget, stop by to visit our very good buddy Kim from www.caffeinatedbookreviewer.com . She always has tons of great info about book reviews, blogging tips, movies and other fun stuff.
PILING IT ON
When I was a lot younger, my TBR pile was very small because I was literally reading all the time.
|Yes, I have read all these books! (lol)|
Fast forward to 2016, and while I'm always reading, the list of books I still need to read is now astronomical and I can't keep up! To make things worse, I continue to add more novels! What in the heck is wrong with me?
After reading The Shining, by Stephen King, I made a conscious effort to get every book he's ever written, but I'm way behind. His books fill up a very large box that I definitely need to read one day, but I don't know if I'll ever get it done. When people are giving out FREE books, I have to have them, and if my favorite author writes a new novel, I'm right there at Barnes and Noble to get a fresh new copy. Don't even mention the books from the library and thrift stores, or gifted books from friends who aren't readers. Then there are all these great Book Bloggers out there who provide such fabulous reviews about new authors, that I just have to try. What's a girl to do?
What about you? Will you ever get to that pile, or will it just sit there, gathering dust?
Every once in a while, I find a program on television that really has me scratching my head in disbelief, and Airport Security: Colombia is one of them. Many people use this airport to get to the US, Mexico, France and Spain. Let me just say this - if you're thinking about swallowing 20-40 capsules of cocaine, (those drugs have a window of just 30 hours before possibly dissolving & killing someone) stashing cocaine in false bottoms of your suitcase or the heels of your shoe, or trying to travel with a false passport, the Colombian Airport is not the place to do it. They are serious about their work, and will cart you off to jail with a quickness. They actually stopped an elderly nun because she looked suspicious!
TRUE Story - Many, many years ago, while in the Air Force, I took a military flight from North Dakota to California for vacation. One of the requirements before boarding, was to have the drug dogs check each passenger's luggage. The dog didn't stop until he reached me and my bags. OMG! I've never done drugs in my life, so why is this huge German Shepherd stopping, and all eyes on me?! The MP's searched me and my bag before realizing that the dog kept going back to a white bag that was sitting beside my luggage. They finally peeked inside and realized the dog was hungry and wanted my cheeseburger and fries! "Sorry mam, he's not supposed to alert to food", as he smiled and moved on.
Google and Zagat, the Restaurant Review site, did a study in January and determined that the city of Boston tips better than any other city, with an average of 20%. The national average is about 18.9%. The city that tips the worst would be San Antonio at 17.1%. zagat
- Dan Ackroyd - $100 or 50% of the check - whichever is greater
- Rihanna - - $200 on an $82.00 check
- Amy Schumer - $1000 tip for a $10 drink
- Brad Pitt - $700 tip for a $1,000 meal
- Bill Murray(Love his humor!) 120% Tip on $60.00
- Drew Cary - $400 Tip on a $250.00 check
- David Beckham - $900 Tip on a $100.00 check
- Ben Affleck - $90 Tip on a $10.00 check
- Johnny Depp - $4000 Tip for staying open early morning
- President Obama - 52% Tip on a Grilled Cheese Sandwich
CELEBRITY WORST TIPPERS
Waiters/Waitresses Beware! If you see these people at your restaurant, run and run quickly in the other direction! Jeremy Piven, Britney Spears, Rachel Ray (say it isn't so!) Michael Jordan(cheated on his first wife their entire marriage), Tiger Woods (cheated on his wife with a zillion women and they have the texts to prove it), and Usher. Words of wisdom to some of these non-tippers. Waiters and waitresses work hard to serve, and cannot use DVDs, autographed pictures, $ .08 or no tip at all to pay any bills.