Remember Keep a Journal/Food Diary? It works.
The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Cell Metabolism, found eating a snack high in fat and sugar every day alters the reward circuits in human brains to create lasting preferences. Fatty and sugary foods train your brain to hate healthier options: Yale study — New York Post, March 22, 2023 HT to Sally […]
Here’s another post in my nearly world famous Electronic Sticky Note series. Posting the link here as summer is starting soon and I need better salads than the prepacked kits I tend to buy and eat. Click for the recipe https://thefirstmess.com/2023/05/24/hummus-crunch-salad/
On average, 86 percent of people surveyed for Statista’s Consumer Insights in 21 countries said that their diet contained meat – highlighting that despite the trend around meat substitutes and plant-based products, eating meat remains the norm almost everywhere in the world. To satisfy the world’s hunger for meat, 340 million tons of it were […]
The first written records of pancakes come from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Around 500 B.C.E., Athenian poet Cratinus described “a [flat cake] hot and shedding morning dew.” Some 600 years later, in the late second century C.E., Greek physician Galen included a recipe in his On the Properties of Foodstuffs that’s similar to how […]
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Do they have woodstoves?
Do they have…wood? The relatives in TX have wood burning fireplaces, no wood stove. But there’s no wood. The smart ones bought up all of the supply at their local stores.
I would think wood would be an emergency supply the way Floridians stock up on ice, bottled water, canned goods, and gasoline
The majority of Texans alive today have never experienced events anything like this past week. Wood? Bread, milk, toilet paper always. But no wood because no one ever thinks it would get that cold in TX and have the power grid fail.
I read that El Paso is on a different power grid. And they are able to get help from other states. So El Paso has power. I didn’t completely understand. But it sounds as though El Paso decided not to go with that company ERCO. I am curious why.
Now this is going to bother me all day long until I find the answer!
Texas produces more power than any other state. Here’s why it went dark anyway https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/business/texas-power-energy-nightmare/index.html
This isn’t the article I read. But the last two paragraphs talk about the situation.
I found this history lesson.
Very very interesting. This really digs deep and far back.
I still don’t have the exact answer as to why El Paso is not part of the TX grid but I suspect it may be purely geography. See map in this article. https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2021/02/17/el-paso-escapes-texas-power-grid-outage-blackouts-twitter-reacts/6779111002/
Great, and please let me know! I read this last night and now can’t find the article. And this morning at the gym it was on the early today show. I may have the acronym for the power company incorrect but I’m close.
It has to do with Texas wanting to be completely independent and relying only on power produced in Texas. Which is apparently different from other states. Most states apparently cooperate with each other across state lines. The Texas does not, except for the El Paso area.
A friend sent me this from an Austin paper. https://austonia.com/why-texas-power-outages
A scholarly historical explanation of the situation in Texas.
So Texans believe that the national power grid, with it’s regulations, is socialist. But getting FEMA to rescue their frozen asses when their poorly maintained system fails is not socialist? I’m tired of bailing out people who don’t believe in bail outs.
And I’m tired of bailing out Wall Street!
Thanks for the link!