GGB Attends the Fancy Food Show and the International Gift Fair

Trudy Jill Tammy at the train station

We have certainly been busy this summer, attending Food and Gift Shows!  Each time I would pick up Jill and Tammy (before sunrise!) for our NY Trips, it would be like “Trains, Planes and Automobiles”; even though we never even got on a plane.  I am just thankful that Tammy drove, so Jill and I could review notes.  What is the most important thing to remember when packing for a Food or Gift Show?  Only bring what you can carry!

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I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

annoyedwoman

You don’t have to be a fussy English teacher to find grammatical errors annoying. Or maybe you do. Then there are a number of widely used expressions that -- while not incorrect -- are just plain irritating. Here’s my list:

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Your Lunch Looks So Good. Can I Have Some?

*temp*

If thou shalt not covet thy neigbor’s lunch were a commandment, I would still be atoning for my lunchroom jealousies from 6th grade through 12th. I salivated for Rosemary Antonuzzo’s lunch every single day. Made by her Mom Millie Antonuzzo, Ro’s lunches represented to me the best possible ingredients ever to have been placed between two slices of bread (make that Italian bread) and packed into a brown paper bag.

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Tips from the Teacher

LectureHall

It’s after Labor Day, and most schools are once again in session. When my daughters went off to college, I gave advice about balancing bank accounts, safe sex and getting along with roommates. And I offered them a few suggestions about what I know best:  How to please a professor. Of course, there’s the obvious – do your work and go to class. All successful students do that. But there are other, more subtle ways to make a positive impression on someone who makes a final judgment on you. I’ve taught at a university for decades, so here’s some tips to make any academic star shine a bit brighter. (This works for high school students as well)

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