A Moment In Time: The Time Community Theater

A Moment In Time: The Time Community Theater

Have a hell of a *Time* in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Do you ever find yourself feeling a little nostalgic? Whether you’re 50 or 13, it’s always fun to take a night and watch one of the cult classics. The Time Community Theater is located right in the center of downtown Oshkosh, Wisconsin! You can see all of retro films you remember from your childhood, and even those you never got a chance to see! It’s like taking a trip back in time and putting yourself in the theater for classics like "Labyrinth," "The Breakfast Club," "Fight Club," "Evil Dead" and so on and so forth. The list is truly never ending and the Time Community Theater is always offering up a night with one of these timeless films! It’s simply entertaining and affordable.

The Time Community Theater a non-profit establishment that is run 100 percent by local volunteers who go unpaid for their work. These wonderful and creative people simply want to create a space in which the community can flourish in an affordable venue for the arts. The theater is open regularly during most Fridays and Saturdays, creating a great way to relax from school and/or work!

The Time Community Theater is a cash-only establishment; tickets are a measly $3 each or you can even plan to go out to one of their “Free Friday” films! The free films are sponsored by other local establishments and movie-lovers, and if you stay till the end you will have the chance to win awesome prizes!

That’s another great thing about The Time—it supports local businesses of downtown Oshkosh and these local businesses also put in the effort to support The Time. Clearly there is a great sense of family and passion in downtown Oshkosh—something you definitely want to be a part of if you’re not already!

One of my favorite aspects that The Time offers is the “Friday Fright Nights”! Generally the theater will play horror classics, along with some truly aged ‘B’-movies that will have you laughing your ass off at the “special effects” of the time.

If you’re a Rocky Horror Picture Show fan, boy have you just found your next complex! Each fall season the Time Community Theater hosts an interactive showing of "Rocky Horror Picture Show," and I assure you, it’s a great time! This show fills up fast, so it’s important you get there early. Every year that I have gone I have been met with a line of beautifully eccentric and lewd locals—all lined up in downtown Oshkosh. This show is $5 at the door for those 17+. This night is always a spectacular one, filled with sexy costume contests and hilariously crude games. Tons of prizes are offered up to the crowd, and not only do you get to watch the best musical of all time, but it’s as if you’re truly a part of it! Everyone is out of their seats—dancing, yelling, singing, and throwing a variety of crazy stuff! I’ll tell you, "with a bit of a mind flip… You’re into a time slip…" At the time!

If you’re unsure about taking the trip, just take the leap and go! It’s a beautiful experience, even if you’re going to see “The Horror of Party Beach” on your first visit (which is what I saw my first time at The Time), I promise it’s something you won’t soon forget. How can you forget a pack of gilled monsters that ransack the beach and a slumber party to the sounds of some greatly-bad rock n’ roll? Don’t like any of the films that are showing? You can always recommend a film and the Board is always ready and willing to take your suggestions!

I can honestly say that every trip I’ve taken to The Time has been a memorable one. The volunteer staff is friendly and passionate about what they do. Any group of people who work this hard to revitalize their town and bring more of the arts to the public is much more worthy of your time and money than the next big box-office film. I would much rather put my funding towards a throwback and a great time than towards the local franchise.

If you’re just as inspired by these fun-loving people, you too can volunteer yourself, or make a donation to keep these events running! If not for the kindness and passion of both movie-goers and volunteers, The Time Community Theater would not have their doors open today.

Go see the website and like their Facebook page for more information!

http://www.timecommunitytheater.com

Cover Image Credit: The Time Community Theater

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​An Open Letter To The People Who Don’t Tip Their Servers

This one's for you.
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Dear Person Who Has No Idea How Much The 0 In The “Tip:" Line Matters,

I want to by asking you a simple question: Why?

Is it because you can't afford it? Is it because you are blind to the fact that the tip you leave is how the waiter/waitress serving you is making their living? Is it because you're just lazy and you “don't feel like it"?

Is it because you think that, while taking care of not only your table but at least three to five others, they took too long bringing you that side of ranch dressing? Or is it just because you're unaware that as a server these people make $2.85 an hour plus TIPS?

The average waiter/waitress is only supposed to be paid $2.13 an hour plus tips according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

That then leaves the waiter/waitress with a paycheck with the numbers **$0.00** and the words “Not a real paycheck." stamped on it. Therefore these men and women completely rely on the tips they make during the week to pay their bills.

So, with that being said, I have a few words for those of you who are ignorant enough to leave without leaving a few dollars in the “tip:" line.

Imagine if you go to work, the night starts off slow, then almost like a bomb went off the entire workplace is chaotic and you can't seem to find a minute to stop and breathe, let alone think about what to do next.

Imagine that you are helping a total of six different groups of people at one time, with each group containing two to 10 people.

Imagine that you are working your ass off to make sure that these customers have the best experience possible. Then you cash them out, you hand them a pen and a receipt, say “Thank you so much! It was a pleasure serving you, have a great day!"

Imagine you walk away to attempt to start one of the 17 other things you need to complete, watch as the group you just thanked leaves, and maybe even wave goodbye.

Imagine you are cleaning up the mess that they have so kindly left behind, you look down at the receipt and realize there's a sad face on the tip line of a $24.83 bill.

Imagine how devastated you feel knowing that you helped these people as much as you could just to have them throw water on the fire you need to complete the night.

Now, realize that whenever you decide not to tip your waitress, this is nine out of 10 times what they go through. I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to realize that this is someone's profession — whether they are a college student, a single mother working their second job of the day, a new dad who needs to pay off the loan he needed to take out to get a safer car for his child, your friend, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, you.

If you cannot afford to tip, do not come out to eat. If you cannot afford the three alcoholic drinks you gulped down, plus your food and a tip do not come out to eat.

If you cannot afford the $10 wings that become half-off on Tuesdays plus that water you asked for, do not come out to eat.

If you cannot see that the person in front of you is working their best to accommodate you, while trying to do the same for the other five tables around you, do not come out to eat. If you cannot realize that the man or woman in front of you is a real person, with their own personal lives and problems and that maybe these problems have led them to be the reason they are standing in front of you, then do not come out to eat.

As a server myself, it kills me to see the people around me being deprived of the money that they were supposed to earn. It kills me to see the three dollars you left on a $40 bill. It kills me that you cannot stand to put yourself in our shoes — as if you're better than us. I wonder if you realize that you single-handedly ruined part of our nights.

I wonder if maybe one day you will be in our shoes, and I hope to God no one treats you how you have treated us. But if they do, then maybe you'll realize how we felt when you left no tip after we gave you our time.

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What Taurus Season 2019 Means For Your Zodiac Sign

Taurus season brings you back to the world that exists in front of you right now.

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Aries season, it's been real. We kicked off a new astrological year with the sign of the ram last month, and it put a fire under all of us when it came to starting new projects and speaking our minds.

Prepare to feel more tuned into the present moment because the sun has left behind high-energy Aries in exchange for Taurus. While some of us may feel bittersweet about the change, others will be reveling in it. It's a good time to be an earth sign.

As a fixed Earth sign, Taurus energy tends to be grounded, slow-moving, and very much rooted in the physical realm. This 2019 Taurus season, from 20 April to 20 May, is also the start of a long chapter of internal metamorphoses, which began when Pluto started retrograde on April 24.

Of course, the coming month will bring all different sorts of ups and downs for everyone, so here's what Taurus season 2019 means for each zodiac sign.

1. Taurus (20 Apr - 20 May)

the fixed Earth sign

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Happy birthday Taurus! You've survived another year and you should look back on just how much you've experienced and learned. It's time for you to focus on who you are becoming, as opposed to how you've seen yourself in the past. Don't be afraid to make a big change that lets the world know who you are now. What you do now will only enrich your growth. Anything that you can do to get out of your normal routine and shake things up is going to feel amazing.

2. Gemini (21 May - 20 Jun)

the mutable air sign

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Pay attention to your dreams, feelings, and intuition for practical guidance on how to strengthen and stabilize your inner world. Look at change as a process to help you grow. Hitting your goals is going to feel especially excellent this month.

3. Cancer (21 Jun - 22 Jul)

the cardinal water sign

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As Taurus season begins the moon wanes, giving you the chance to reach your goals. Take time to visualize your goals this month. Consider how you bring joy to your work, and how you bring happiness to the lives of your loved ones.


4. Leo (23 Jul - 22 Aug)

the fixed fire sign

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Make the most of this time by taking concrete steps toward achieving long-term goals. Go out and enjoy nature, anything to quiet the mind & experience some tranquility.

5. Virgo (23 Aug - 22 Sep)

the mutable Earth sign

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What you're really feeling inspired to do is open your mind and drink in new experiences. Leave behind your predictable routine and try something new. If an opportunity to go the distance arrives, don't let doubt hold you back. Trust that the wind wants to take you places. Broadening your physical, mental and spiritual horizons -- through travel, study or meditation -- gives you valuable new insights into how to create greater security and abundance.

6. Libra (23 Sep - 22 Oct)

the cardinal air sign

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Flexibility will be your greatest strength. Hold your head high as your ruling planet Venus moves through fiery Aries. Keeping a positive mindset will help you navigate the unexpected. You've got this.

7. Scorpio (23 Oct - 21 Nov)

the fixed water sign

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It's time for you to go back to the drawing board when Pluto, your planetary ruler goes retrograde. Take an objective look back at your most important ideas from last year and where your learning opportunities lie. Look for feedback from your friends and coworkers to get a better scope of your goals and where they should be.

8. Sagittarius (22 Nov - 21 Dec)

the mutable fire sign

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Use this earthy influence to implement new and improved self-care habits and strengthen your overall sense of health and well-being. Make a list of your priorities to your happiness and well being first, and fit in time to achieve your goals. The key to success is consistency.

9. Capricorn (22 Dec - 19 Jan)

the cardinal Earth sign

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Cut out all the nonsense in your life preventing you from feeling a deeper sense of joy. This nonsense could take the form of a mental block or habits no longer serving you. Take time to inspect your goals and if they are truly serving your needs.

10. Aquarius (20 Jan - 18 Feb)

the fixed air sign

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Balance is critical this season, so be sure to take care of your health and incorporate something nurturing into your daily routine. Pluto's retrogrades only occur once per year - look back at the hurdles you've overcome and use your adaptability to your advantage. Get out of your comfort zone and expand your mind by pursuing your niche interests.

11. Pisces (19 Feb - 20 Mar)

the mutable water sign

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Reflect on your aspirations when transformative Pluto goes retrograde. Consider how you're spending your energy and if you can redirect it towards healing and relaxing instead of breaking new ground.

12. Aries (21 Mar - 19 Apr)

the cardinal fire sign

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After celebrating your season, the sun is ready to help you buckle down this week, Aries. Take in the spring weather and enjoy the sunshine. Prepare for mysterious Pluto's retrograde by looking inward. Take time to clarify what you have, what you need and what you want.

Be sure to meditate, chill, and make time for a little journaling or quiet space this month after a very busy and powerful birthday period!

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