Gifts for you from my husband who was sitting outside on the patio this morning snapping some photos. He used the old Nikon D80 and the Quantaray zoom lens he seems to prefer. He shoots in sport mode for the hummingbirds. I actually prefer shooting them in manual or shutter priority so that I can get the wings frozen in time but his sport mode did an ok job of it, I think.
Overlays (the edges) are from Shadowhouse Creations.
I like the wispiness ~
And I love this hummingbird feeder.
It’s true, you know.
You just don’t know it yet.
Does this tree limb make me look fat?
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Maybe you can settle an argument I had with my son at the dinner table. Ok, it was more a hotly contested discussion than an argument, but it provided some lively dinner conversation. And it involves something so silly – tipping for take-out meals.
Lately, I’ve been frequenting the nearby Chili’s at dinnertime much more than I care to admit and every time I go, I leave a dollar tip in the jar at the take-out window. I think my dollar tip is quite adequate, but my son, on the other hand, says it should be a percentage of the meal total and basically accused me of being a cheapskate.
My husband said nothing. I do think he was enjoying the entertainment, though.
I do not think it’s generally required to tip for take-out from a restaurant when you are going inside to pick up the meal. Yes for curbside service, and yes for delivery, but really not necessary when you go inside. My son argued the point, saying that those people are bagging it up for you, making sure everything is included and the order is perfect so they deserve a tip – maybe not what you would tip for a sit-down meal, but still more than what his skinflint mother leaves.
I disagreed, then after the meal was finished, looked it up online, and found that it was a hotly-debated subject on a couple of websites. But I didn’t feel really justified until I read Emily Post’s take on it.
And so I e-mailed it to him. And from now on, I’ll be sending HIM to Chili’s and he can leave whatever he wants.
And that’s what I have to say about that.