Well, my guts are in a roil. No, not IBS. Those da*n teas that fix my flu can play heck on the guts. Ugh. Oh well. I have teas for that;-P I forgot to use them soon enoguh this time. Eh. Ginger up, folks!
Portions of the US beet harvest were destroyed by extreme weather, so please be aware that this will affect sugar prices. Beets are used for making sugar, and while I prefer cane sugar, many brands use beet, not cane. That, atop the issues with flooding and weather havoc affecting corn and soybeans, will probably affect prices of even processed foods. (Actually, especially processed foods, probably...) So... just stock up if you can, if you know your brands will be affected.
I meant to post a picture of my pumpkin pie --- never as pretty as yours, Angela!--- but Hubby already ate half the thing! So... yeah... Memo to self, make another pie.
So, in lieu of that, a day early, a feast for everyone: https://pixabay.com/photos/charyesang-time-nine-top-year-award-687186/
And happy birthday to Anders Celsius, who, yes, gave us the CElsius thermometer! :-) (Born 1701.)
In 1980, Dave Williams returned a kick for a touchdown in overtime, first time in NFL history that happened! (He was playing for the Chicago Bears.)
In 1839, the American Statistical Association was foundedin Boston. Consult them, and they can probably tell you down to what minute ;-P
According to lore, the tale "Jingle Bells" was originally meant to be a Thanksgiving tune.
Approximately 48 million turkeys are eaten every year by Americans. Having seen domesticated gturkeys, I can assure you that number would be waaaaay lower if the turkeys had to be caught/shot *wild*. We had an old tom who never did end up on the table, and died of respectable old age back home. I do a mean turkey call, and I swear that tom and his flock would just laugh if it was hunting season. If it wasn't, they showed up, of course! My grandfather kept hunting that bird like it was Moby Dick and he was Ahab....
ANd on that note...
Good morning!Today I was reading up on this year's flu outbreak. It's not A-strain-dominated (y'know, our usual H-N friensd.) This year, looks like the uS is getting hit by B/VIctoria --- which isn't dangerous per se, but certainly isn't the usual "dominant" flu. So far, over 60 percent up to 70 percent of flu cases tested for strain? Yep. B/Victoria. (Named for Victoria, Australia.) And, be...