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Over the years ISA staffing has had fascinating job description challenges (which we love), but nothing quite like staffing a picnic on Mars. We see a highly qualified Curiosity trained Chef participate with skillfully prepared space-food specialty cuisine. Peanut’s have accompanied each JPL rover’s landing as a treat ritual (shared among the staff for good luck). We say definitely begin with peanuts and add chocolate (Chef’s choice amuse bouche) along with freshly made food. Make it a Picnic on Mars theme, and show JPL’s video gone viral Curiosity Seven Minutes of Terror .
Some of the secrets for colonizing Mars may lie in Chile’s terrain. According to Paul Davies article (Davies is director of the Beyond Centre for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University): ‘Mars could well harbor microbes in a similar setting. It’s not impossible. There are salt deposits there too, and although the Martian atmosphere is much thinner and holds less water vapour than the Atacama Desert, there may be niche environments in which deliquescent absorption could still operate. Cocooned in salt, protected from the oxidising soils and the intense ultraviolet radiation, Martian microbes may be able to photosynthesise, and support a Lilliputian ecosystem sustained by traces of water permeating salt rocks.’ See more here.. Seems the uniform size of the small gravel at the surface suggests it’s material carried from the crater rim by water, rather than debris blown out of nearby smaller impact craters.
After the landing, a conference was held for the press by the EDL Landing Team (who manned the first phase of the mission’s tracking and reporting), verifying the cam downloading link was operative. Curiosity will wake to become the world’s news with her ‘feminine wheel’ firmly planted on the surface of Mars. Sharing their shouts of joy the ground team (wearing blue engraved polo shirts) high-fived in emotional congrats (tears openly running all around). These are heroic men and women who patiently inch by inch move us along. The dramatic narrative video Seven Minutes of Terror was presented by Adam Stelzner, (do forward it to others it’s high info). Love his Elvis sexy hair and 50′s sideburns; a cool mechanical engineer Stelzner’s vivid passion instantly infused everyone to bring this baby to Mars and make cheerleaders of us all. Curiosity’s name was selected from submissions made by students from around the world. The winning young lady from Taiwan (Clara Ma) was sitting in the cheering audience at JPL watching her dream come true.
Then a handoff from the EDL Landing Team to the Surface Team was commemorated by a jar of red marbles (red for Mars). Each day will see a marble removed for countdown as new data arrives. The Marble Jar ritual is a new JPL tradition (following on the heels of the Peanuts Jar ritual). So when Martians scratch their heads wondering what’s with Earthlings and their rituals with marbles and peanuts, you’ll know where that came from.
We heard from team member Pete Teissinger how the entire mission was cost budgeted to be about $7.00 per American, the least costly and most exciting movie ticket we could ever hope to see. We wholeheartedly agree!
TIP: purchase something from NASA’s store offerings showing your support towards this wonderful mission. Stay tuned with this stunning legendary event by checking out NASA/JPL channel and websites. If you’re unable to imagine how profoundly meaningful this truly is, close your eyes and picture yourself sitting in Curiosity moving about this Red Planet, with all of its mystery awaiting your discovery.
After the Cam dust covers were removed we could see thumbnails beautifully enhanced to a better quality. For the next three months scientists around the world will work to track experiments for data telemetry. First commission commands were preloaded onto Curiosity acting under those directions (temporarily) to ensure she remains safe. Interactive directives will come from the team for the next set of activities to begin.
TIP: Check things out on Mars by doing your own online research. Do include children and friends who will gladly wish to know about this monumental accomplishment by forwarding our TIPS to them too. Don’t forget to prepare a fantastic Mars picnic to share together and send others Our Best Advice, (see more TIPS on our Sitemap), and if you need Party Staff, call us!
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 | Our Best Advice | Comments Off
Some of you may not know that Food Network Chef father of three, Tyler Florence, created a baby food line called SPROUT. When baby is hungry there isn’t always time to cook from scratch, so Employers and Household Workers rely on standby baby food.
SPROUT products are from organically grown ingredients. The packet turns into a bowl for serving, is Ecco Friendly, and expands the limited variety of off-the-shelf. Great to see more Chefs creating organic products out there. SPROUT store locations
For Kid Chef outfits try skull and crossbones as fun novelty Chef Hats offered in other terrific print selections. Or try aprons for boys with rocket, cowboy, or outer space themes (among other products sent in a cool gift box) from Little Kitchen in Australia. For those cute adult Beanie Chef Hats (my favorite style), try a uniform supply house, and have a Household or Estate Logo monogrammed including your dining linens, or to distinguish your kitchen menus and party events. Many Chefs don’t wear hats today but it’s not happy making to find hair in food (which turns up every once in a while despite the best intentions.) Unless you’re Anthony Bourdain who will eat anything, including rusty whatever (I love his crazy daring), it could get you fired, so don’t risk it.
Speaking of food related TIPS (see more at our SITEMAP), Chefs, Cooks, Employers and Clients of our domestic help staffing services wonder if it’s safe to eat GM foods. It’s good to have heads up about changes to our laws because we’re no longer constitutionally guaranteed against genetically modified food. All of us dine at restaurants. Even the finest with the highest safety ratings purchase from distributors who deliver unlabeled food. After you read these TIPS please forward this critical information to others. Send them Our Best Advice. TIP – Corn and Soy are two feed lot foods for animals, foul and fish. They are GM foods unless the manufacturer labels it organic. See more about this deadly food at Doctor Mercola website.
October and on 10/10/10 we celebrate non GMO food month to alert everyone. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) doesn’t think you should eat GM foods (and why I keep repeating the word deadly). They reported that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM foods,” including infertility, immune disorders, immune related allergies, accelerated aging, hormone disruption, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and gastrointestinal system. If that doesn’t alarm you then you must be one of the few who has perfect health and everyone around you does too. No way, when the AAEM asked all physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods. TIP: This is serious cautionary advice Chefs and Cooks could also maintain, please educate your Employers.
You can tell GM foods by their PLU sticker. In the United States, GMO products are not required to be labeled so it’s far more difficult to eat a GM-free diet. Look at the numbers on the product. A four digit number means conventionally grown food. A five digit number that begins with 9 means Organic. And the worst, a five digit number that begins with 8 is GM deadly Frankenfood. Don’t buy it, don’t eat it!
I’ve recommended in our TIPS before that you download the Non-GMO Shopping Guide, issued by the Institute for Responsible Technology. They also offer some helpful advice for how to avoid GMO’s when eating in restaurants. Dr. Mercola (who gives some of the best medical TIPS around), recommends that everyone see The Future of Food as one of the most important eye-opening videos on this subject.
We urge you to forward these TIPS to everyone you know. Send Our Best Advice even if you’re aware about these issues, because your friends, colleagues, and Employers may not be. And take care of all future Chefs to come like baby Emma!
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