- Peaky. A particular style of hat. This beautifully-produced series about an English gang, notorious for sewing razor blades into these hats, roars through the twenties.
- Sassenach. An oft-disparaging way the Scotts (and Irish) say something or someone is from England. If you drank a shot every time the term was used as a pet name during this show, you'd be drunk after every episode (unless you've conditioned your liver like a good Scott, that is).
- Baskin. A term used to vent frustration. Usually preceded by "Carole" (or, infrequently, "Howard"). It's used in catchphrases such as "$*¢#**§ Carole Baskin", or "Carole Baskin is a &!$¢#". In hindsight, this was the least educational show I've watched in a long time (dont' judge me!)
Donuts are part of the magic that makes life so sweet. I founded the Level 3 Friday Donut Club in 2004 and ran it until my departure in 2015. It had a three year run at Windstream and is now virtual, but at its peak, we had a rotation of 50+ folks who brought donuts every Friday. We had three simple rules: (1) five dozen (2) boutique shop donuts (3) by 8:00 am. This blog memorializes these e-mails to share my thoughts (and, once upon a time, announce the donut arrival). Have a happy Friday!