Thank You Holland America - NOT

We took a vacation with Holland America this past spring traveling from Vancouver, B.C. to Hawaii and return.

Being interested in amateur radio, I went to the company's web site and asked if I could bring my handheld with me. The response was unequivocal, if I brought it on board and it was discovered, the radio would be confiscated. Don't even think about bringing it with you much less using it. Too bad if you only intended to operate it ashore, it is still forbidden.

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Restaurants

What do you do when you are served food in a restaurant that is cold and should be hot?

We seem to have trouble with the club sandwich and fries. I can understand the club sandwich being cold as the bacon and bread are the only items in it that are hot. The fries are different, they should be hot.

At an ABC restaurant we complained and they took the plates back to the kitchen. We received them back a short time later and everything was hot, The sandwich, the fries and the dill pickle! Obviously they jammed the whole thing into a microwave oven and zapped it.

Daily Shower Cleaner

I looked at the ingredient list of the spray bottle of shower cleaner I had purchased and found that the main ingredient was citric acid.

Well, I have a jar of it on the shelf from a wine making kit. So, I added one teaspoon of the powder to 1 cup of water and a dribble of dishwasher rinse agent. This went into an empty spray bottle and I put it in the shower.

The stall gets a spray down every day after my shower and it stays looking good for much longer at the cost of only a few pennies and some effort.

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Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

This is my favourite salad dressing recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 cup oil

Put egg, mustard, salt, celery seeds, honey, garlic, vinegar and 1/2 cup of oil in a blender.

Blend until smooth, then gradually add the remaining oil.

I use a hand blender to do this and it works just as well.

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