Here is the definition of a continental breakfast courtesy of the Business Dictionary.com
A hotel breakfast that may include sliced bread with butter/jam/honey, cheese, meat, croissants, pastries, rolls, fruit juice and various hot beverages.
It is served commonly in continental Europe, North America, and elsewhere, as opposed to the English breakfast served commonly in the UK.
See also American breakfast. (Glad they clarified the UK part)
So, without further "Waffling," maybe we can all agree on what will be served on June 22nd, or maybe not?
*Rogers and Astaire danced it in the 1934 Movie, The Gay Divorcee, and the song was the first Oscar original song winner
**The Lincoln Continental Mark II was an incredibly elegant car, debuting in the 1950s.
***You all know what that means, don't you?
Watching a Fred Astaire movie, Shall We Dance, last night (what, you think I was going to watch election returns?) they sang the song Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (you say potato, I say po tah to etc) and it made me think of your post (and now with the new Insiders format, I could actually find it).
As much as I hammer Marriott over killing our perks in a 'death by a thousand cuts' approach, I have to admit, the weekend continental breakfast addition has actually turned out to be a benefit (granted, they did slip in a $10 F & B credit in lieu of the wine/cheese welcome amenity, but that's another post with thousands of replies).
Although, I the benefits cynic, thought for sure the properties would convert all of their breakfasts to continentals, instead, I believe we have seen a pretty nice overall weekend breakfast package, often a full buffet and the majority of times, a broader than continental breakfast that included virtually everything but perhaps the breakfast meats. I believe this is the ongoing trend of service execution moving more and more to the property level (which of course, can lead to favorable or not performances). Again, adding relevance to the Insider forum as we share among ourselves, where 'the good times' are.
Marriott, put this next line from me to you in your time capsule. "A tip of the cap to Marriott" for the weekend continental breakfast, job well done.
I am sure that the Gershwin estate appreciates the mention for that song but I much prefer the immortal "Blah, Blah, Blah" myself penned by the brothers. My One and Only was a nice reprise of that and other marvelous Gershwin pieces, as was "Nice Work if You Can Get It" which we saw on Broadway last Spring.
As for Breakfast let them eat "cake," as someone famously said. It's ;like the offer of the whole can of soda on an airline in coach--amazing and welcomed at the same time
Don't get me started on my all time favorite, Animal House. I work as a mentor (that's right, your kids can grow up to be like me!) for college kids and millennials and when I mention virtually any 20th century cultural reference, the kids look at me like I'm speaking Swahili (I once mentioned yada, yada, yada, the guy thought I was referring to an European compact car). But most of the frat boys (as you might imagine) spoke Animal House, so we got along just fine.
R.I.P. Steve Prefontaine and Bill Bowerman
ps - you'd better not let joshm see your status report - it will hurt his feelings
As a partner of mine likes to tell me, there's not much Stanford isn't good at. Ohio St. has another great marching band, but one of my favorites was vaboywnder's UVa Pep Band. They were so inventive, they got banned! Oh well, whatta ya gonna do?
Not that I'm a fan of theirs, but NC State Band is great even if not up there with Stanford and The Ohio State University Band.
Tonight's the night........Ducks 42 Cardinal 30
Whatchya think merb and The specified item was not found.?
Oh man, that's resembles work too much - I just send everyone to The Bible, Skiadcock's post on FlyerTalk
Don't let the secret out about work. Tonight I'm going to dine at a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant ($100 gift card with $25 bonus, yeah baby) Mon Ami Gabi (booked thru Open Table ).
Now, don't go all Bobby Flay on me, but I thought of you last night when we grilled a marinated flank steak that we got from, wait for it.....Costco - deeelicious.