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Kileanna wrote:
Here it is. Day of the worker. I never thought if it was worldwide or not, actually, but as it is named International Day of the Workers I thought it was.

In the U.S. businesses are not required to give paid holidays, however we normally get 5 to 8 in a year depending on what type of work a person does.

The days are typically:
New Year's Day (January)
Easter (April)
Memorial Day (May)
Independence Day (July)
Labor Day (September)
Thanksgiving Day (Thurday)(Novemeber)
Christmas Day (December).

At my job we get paid for 5 of these, but only 3 of them do we get the day off most years. Government employed people get more days off in the year, but I am not sure of the number.

What is the holiday schedule like in Spain?


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Kileanna wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Stuffed Tomatoes.

Cool again! I think I have already stuffed all the possible vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant... almost everything.

I also love hmmmm... stuffed beef? I don't know if it's the right way to say it. I make a roll with the beef, with egg, carrots, peppers, bacon and olives (the ingredients can vary) inside, and bake it in the oven or stew it with some more veggies. It's delicious.

I think the term you're looking for is Beef Roll. You make the beef into a long, thin sheet. You then place the "stuffing" on top. Then you roll the beef into a "roll", tying it together when finished. Do I have the general idea?


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Crag_Irons wrote:

The days are typically:

New Year's Day (January)
Easter (April)
Memorial Day (May)
Independence Day (July)
Labor Day (September)
Thanksgiving Day (Thurday)(Novemeber)
Christmas Day (December).

If you work a retail or service job, you don't get those.

People expect to be able to eat at a restaurant, shop at a grocery store, buy gasoline, or pick up something at a convenience store just about every one of those days.

Christmas Day is the day you're most likely to get off if you work a retail/service job. But the rest are just normal workdays


CrystalSeas wrote:
Crag_Irons wrote:

The days are typically:

New Year's Day (January)
Easter (April)
Memorial Day (May)
Independence Day (July)
Labor Day (September)
Thanksgiving Day (Thurday)(Novemeber)
Christmas Day (December).

If you work a retail or service job, you don't get those.

People expect to be able to eat at a restaurant, shop at a grocery store, buy gasoline, or pick up something at a convenience store just about every one of those days.

Christmas Day is the day you're most likely to get off if you work a retail/service job. But the rest are just normal workdays

And as for Security, it depends on what the client wants. My Garage is closed on the following days.

New Year's Day - and the day after.
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day - and the day after.

I forget if my garage is closed on Memorial Day. Well, I'll find out soon enough. :)


John Napier 698 wrote:
Kileanna wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Stuffed Tomatoes.

Cool again! I think I have already stuffed all the possible vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant... almost everything.

I also love hmmmm... stuffed beef? I don't know if it's the right way to say it. I make a roll with the beef, with egg, carrots, peppers, bacon and olives (the ingredients can vary) inside, and bake it in the oven or stew it with some more veggies. It's delicious.

I think the term you're looking for is Beef Roll. You make the beef into a long, thin sheet. You then place the "stuffing" on top. Then you roll the beef into a "roll", tying it together when finished. Do I have the general idea?

Nope. You have the exact idea ;-D

I don't know exactly how many holidays are given. We have national ones and then each Autonomic Comunity (like Galicia) and Province.has its own festivities, that can be local festivities. I think there are 7 in a year, plus the ones that are negotiated with the syndicates for each kind of job (that can be none or many).


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I thought Spain had the most vacation time of any country in Europe.

Or maybe it was Greece.

Either way, that was years ago.


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John Napier 698 wrote:

And as for Security, it depends on what the client wants. My Garage is closed on the following days.

New Year's Day - and the day after.
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day - and the day after.

I'm curious. Is the garage actually closed (no one can drive a car into or out of the garage) or is it simply that no fees are collected on those days?

I'll be quite surprised if people cannot actually access the service (a place to store their car) as opposed to simply getting the service for free.


captain yesterday wrote:

I thought Spain had the most vacation time of any country in Europe.

Or maybe it was Greece.

Either way, that was years ago.

We do, but it's tricky.

Because legally it's right but unless you work for public enterprise your bosses will make you sign like you were on holidays and make you work anyway. I've known people who hasn't had a holiday in about 10 years.
It's also a common thing to work for 10-11 hours in a day 6 days in a week even if the law says you cannot work more than 40 hours in a week.
That's why I decided to work for the public system. It's the only way of not being taken advantage.
You heard there's a lot of corruption in Spain? Well, it's completely true. And many people don't want it to change because it benefits them.


Sweden has 10 to 15 days off, depending on day of the week. And yes, including May 1st.


In Spain the amount of days off is always the same. If a holiday is on Sunday, we get to move it into Monday or choose a different one to become a holiday.


CrystalSeas wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

And as for Security, it depends on what the client wants. My Garage is closed on the following days.

New Year's Day - and the day after.
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day - and the day after.

I'm curious. Is the garage actually closed (no one can drive a car into or out of the garage) or is it simply that no fees are collected on those days?

I'll be quite surprised if people cannot actually access the service (a place to store their car) as opposed to simply getting the service for free.

It's that there's no security on those days. The people that park in my garage are basically college students, researchers, and tech people.

Drivers can come and go as they please, especially the holders of leases, but if there's a problem, they're out of luck.


Furthermore, there's no roll-down gates, so there's nothing to keep people from coming and going.


If I have counted correctly, Danes would get 10 day off this year.
But it usually fluctuates between (8?)9-15 days, depending on how the days fall along the year (damn weekends stealing days off - shakes fist).


We get eight; we do have May Day off, but we're not allowed to call it that.


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Good night, Kileanna, Kjeldorn, and Sissyl.


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Going to sleep, good night, John and everybody!


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Night night, kileanna and John.


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Good night to all across the ocean.
I am glad everyone shared about the holidays. I was thinking about asking, but you all read my mind and answered anyways.


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Making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.

My grandma's meatball recipe. :-)


captain yesterday wrote:

Making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.

My grandma's meatball recipe. :-)

Nice. When I make spaghetti and want meatballs, I make them out of Sweet Italian Sausage. I take caseless sausage, pinch off a bit, and drop it into boiling water. The sausage floats when done, so I just scoop them out of the water. I add the sausage to the sauce when all the sausage is done.


Yeah if you make spaghetti you have to have meat balls otherwise meal is not complete.


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I've never actually cared for meatballs, although John's method of using Italian sausage sounds promising. I may try that the next time I make spaghetti. The kidlet will like it at any rate. :)


I love meatballs but I never made them with spaghetti. I usually cook them stewed with veggies.


Things are so different in your neck of the woods kile


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Good Morning, Kileanna. At work, one of my programming tools decided to automatically apply an upgrade. A process which took eight hours. *grumble* Well, at least I got something useful done. For Starfinder, I wrote a program to calculate the population increase of a colony, over time.


I seemingly live in a parallel world xD

I guess the meatball thing is because Spaniards have our own traditional meatballs and your meatballs are probably of Italian origin.

Anyway, meatballs are still meatballs and that makes them great no matter how you prepare them ;-D


John Napier 698 wrote:
Good Morning, Kileanna. At work, one of my programming tools decided to automatically apply an upgrade. A process which took eight hours. *grumble* Well, at least I got something useful done. For Starfinder, I wrote a program to calculate the population increase of a colony, over time.

Cool!

I'm not very informed about Starfinder. I've been waiting for it to come out. But I'm excited about it.


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Your from the Bernstain universe instead of the Bernstein universe aren't you?
(google thinks the correct spelling is Bernstein just so you all know.)


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More scary than that. I'm from a distant universe where I have to Google Bernstein to know what you're talking about.


You clearly have not been to my Mandela effect thread.


I have. But I didn't remember that one xD


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There's also Swedish Meatballs, cooked in a white sauce of some sort.

It's been a couple of decades since I had them.


Sounds interesting!

Today I'll have a busy morning. I'll be doing bolognaise ravioli, and I am out of ideas about what sauce to cook with them. Dalindra is not too fond of any kind of tomato sauce.
Any ideas? Something with veggies? A cheese sauce? It has to be something quick as I don't have a lot of time today and I'm feeling sick because of the flu.


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How about Oil and Garlic? Or a sauce made of pureed non-tomato vegetables?


I like it a bit rougher so I don't often puree them but chop them very small. I might do that, as I have a lot of zucchini and I don't want it to spoil.
A garlic sauce sounds great.
Hmmmm... what about a pesto with basil, cheese and pine kernel? I don't have parm but I have a cured sheep cheese that will make the job.


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olive Oil and garlic is good maybe add rosemary and thyme or mint. maybe a little lemon juice.


*Google translates rosemary*

Good idea too!

Spices are a difficult thing. Their names change so much from Spanish to English and I always have to google them because I can never remember which is each one.

I also mistook peas for chickpeas in some posts xD


Yeah that is a big difference.


Kileanna wrote:

I like it a bit rougher so I don't often puree them but chop them very small. I might do that, as I have a lot of zucchini and I don't want it to spoil.

A garlic sauce sounds great.
Hmmmm... what about a pesto with basil, cheese and pine kernel? I don't have parm but I have a cured sheep cheese that will make the job.

Sounds good. Maybe "pulse" the food processor a couple of times. No longer than half a second each time.


Sounds like an idea.

Another confusing thing: berries! There are so many somethingberries that I keep confusing some of them. If I ever go to the US I'm sure I'll end ordering some goodberries and being looked at like insane xD


mmmmm good berries.


Don't forget to add a bit of finely chopped Spinach to the vegetable sauce. :)


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In my gaming group we've had an ongoing joke with goodberries, as Dalindra (the PC, not the player) refused to carry any food on her but some berries, and always convinced the party to feed only on goodberries whenever they were on a long trip, and they traveled a lot.
So when they got to a town all the party was excited of having a real meal, but Dalindra wouldn't understand why they'd waste money on food if they already had goodberries.
When the story ended and they part ways they told her: «we'll miss you but we'llbe glad of not eating goodberries ever again»

Now, everytime PCs are out of foodor eating something they don't like the players say: «at least we are not eating goodberries»


Oh, that's hilarious!


John Napier 698 wrote:
Don't forget to add a bit of finely chopped Spinach to the vegetable sauce. :)

Good idea, I'll do that so I don't have to share my food with Dalindra, who hates spinach.

He likes everything that is similar to spinach but not spinach (he doesn't like the turnip branch either but I cannot blame him as it has a very strong taste). He's weird xD

Myself I love spinach, it's one of my favorite veggies. One of the few differences we have in taste. Well, and tomato sauce, he loves it only if it's subtle and mixed with other ingredients and I spread it on bread with some olive oil and eat it as it is.


Split the sauce in half, and add the spinach to your half.


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Yes, that's what I usually do when I want spinach. Or make my own sauce.
Ricotta+spinach+pine kernel+raisins+cream/evaporated milk=perfection.


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My goodness! It's like we have a cook's mini-convention here. :)


John Napier 698 wrote:
Oh, that's hilarious!

Imagine surviving 20 levels on goodberries, I can imagine it wasn't funny for the PCs.

As for Dalindra, she grew in a place where people froze to death or starved. So she thought that having goodberries was a luxury.

Incidentally, Kileanna (again, the PC, not me) grew in the same place even if they didn't knew each other. She finds everything delicious no matter if it's poorly made or slightly spoiled. She also loves all kind of sweets. In Baba Yaga's hut there was a room which was the typical candy house. The candies were poisoned and you had to make a will save to avoid eating. Kileanna made her save but still wondered if it would be so bad eating some... I'm sure she'd have if anyone was able to cast Purify food xD It was also the same room where she died too.


So, the caffeine from all the tea I drank at work is wearing off now. I'm tired, so good night, everybody.

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