|Cheese burger and fries|
Food Diary (December 22, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Dinner: Cheese burger and fries
Today when I had nothing better to do I thought of unusual or interesting memories relating to Christmas. Unfortunately there are only two. Couple of years ago I was in Central Asia during Christmas. Christmas is not celebrated there and hence there is no public holiday. December 25th was a normal working today. It felt extremely strange to be working in the office on that day. I think I have worked on Christmas day before, but only because I wanted to. That does not even compare to the feeling I got when I was in Central Asia.
When I first came to Europe I was really surprised that Christmas is celebrated on the 24th. Christmas day is on 25th but the main eating and drinking celebration takes place on the 24th. Why this happens I don’t know. I am guessing most of Europe except UK does this. And before coming to Europe I didn’t realize Russia and other Orthodox countries celebrate Christmas on January 7. So if you are non-Orthodox married to or in some way associated with an Orthodox you will probably celebrate Christmas twice. And if giving presents is a must for you, then you will probably end up buying presents twice but receiving them only one.
That’s it, only two memories. All the rest of the Christmases were normal, nothing unusual.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Technicolor Kitchen
Gingerbread chocolate madeleines
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Daily Shot of Coffee
Reading weird or odd facts is fun. Here are 10 odd facts about coffee:
1. At one point, Brazil had such a coffee surplus that they tried to find other uses for it, including using it to make plastic.
2. The world record for most coffee consumption is 82 cups of coffee in 7 hours. It does not seem that much but I haven't tried it myself, its probably much harder than it seems
3. In Staten Island, there’s a restaurant owner that drinks fifty cups of coffee a day.
4. During World War II there was a coffee drinking competition between the branches of the military. The Marines claimed to drink the most – twenty cups a day.
5. Coffee was so scarce in Germany that during WWII “coffee bombs” or bags of coffee were dropped from planes to turn the people against their government.
6. Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets got his start doing coffee ads.
7. The actress who played the Wicked Witch Of The West in the Wizard Of Oz was promoting Maxwell House in the 1970′s.
8. There’s a tourist agency for people wanting to take coffee vacations called Cafe Away.
9. Norway drinks the most coffee per person. The United States is ranked number 12.
10. The only place where coffee is grown in the United States is Hawaii.