Wahoo! Saturday Breakfast In Place time! Bring out the Drones! The NewTexas Happy Taco Stands, in conjunction with the NewTexas Incendiary Corporation, has approximately 1 trillion of the fastest, lightest drones you have ever seen. This fleet is specially designed to deliver tacos to every man, woman, child, whatever, in Texas, all 2,223,635,000,000 of you.
Today's special breakfast will Saturday Chilaquiles Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week XIX Edition]! The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas keep bringing out the new ones just for you, Texas! Today's taco is yet another one that most Texan knows and loves if maybe not in taco form. But anything goes in these times. Chilaquiles are corn tortillas cut into strips and simmered in our NewTexas-famous red sauce with onions, chicken, and melty Mexican cheeses. The whole gooey-shebang is wrapped in a flour tortilla. Esto listo!
Today's Special Salsa is our wonderful Chile Quemado - a fiery roasted salsa made from tomatoes, onions, garlic, and jalapeños roasted fresh on the grill. A sealed cup of Texas-made Longhorn Cheddar Jack cheese is also included for the cheese-lovers. The taco is hermetically-sealed in a Stay-Warm® pouch that is wrapped in the same ol' aluminum foil we are all so familiar with for our breakfast taco. We are trying to keep it real, peeps. For your beverage accompaniment, a packet of Sanka, Tang and a Lipton Tea bag will be included with every delivery as well as salt and pepper and a napkin. Yes, it is different, but it works and you do not even have to leave your residence. Woo! And, watch out for the drones! Start your day off the right way; munch out and go back to sleep. You know you want to!®
Stay Safe Texas. Stay Well.
***** Texas Chat Reminder *****
The Texas Weekly Chat Session will be Saturday (TODAY) at High Noon Texas Time (CDT) ***Saturday***. And, if you can't be there right at Noon, that is Ok, Texas Chat usually runs 3, 4, 5 hours with some Chats running as high as 7 or 8 hours.
The Texas Chat Site is here: http://texasregion.net/blab70/login.php
Please register with your nation name. This is a great opportunity for nations old and new to Texas to find out what is going on! We chat, we debate, we talk about the weather, we talk about stuff we like, stuff we hate, random stuff and more stuff. But, it is never stuffy. Usually, it is about meeting your fellow Texans and talking about the latest and most interesting stuff in NationStates at the moment. But then again, sometimes NationStates does not even come up. It is wide-open chatting with peeps from around The World both IRL and NS. It is Texans, EuroTexans, WannabeTexans, ex-Texans, and plenty of Friends of Texans. We have it all and all are welcome. Texas Chat, 800 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16 years! Check it out! Good stuff!
Today is: National Coloring Book Day National Ice Cream Sandwich Day American Family Day National Sisters Day
Quotes of the Day: “To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.”- Alan Cohen
“Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. ”- Ovid
“Whatever it is, find something to be excited about for tomorrow.”- Unknown
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”- Frank Tyger
“The key to happiness is doing something you like every single day.”- Victor Pride Music of the Day:
The Greatest Showman - The other side [1080P] Subtitled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GimrxP2U0ZE
On This Day In History: 2013 Carl Icahn sues computer giant Dell in an attempt to derail a buyout bid by the CEO, Michael Dell
2017 First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature"
2018 Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
2018 Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh
2018 Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
2018 Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scolls
2019 Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran's Divide tour becomes the most attended and highest grossing tour of all time overtaking U2 after 893 days on the road
2019 Seven-year-old boy operated on after 526 teeth found inside his mouth in Chennai, India (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/7-year-old-boy-had-526-teeth-removed-from-his-mouth/)
American Family Day
American Family Day on the First Sunday in August encourages us to enjoy the waning summer rays with those dearest to us.
Principally, the day encourages families to spend time with one another. Unlike some other familial holidays, the proclamation of the day discourages gift giving. Instead, the observance urges focusing on family relationships.
While we all may not need a reminder to focus on our family, sometimes we get caught up in the business of life. Perhaps there’s never time for the whole family to be together. Occasionally, we realize one family member or another needs more attention. Time slips by, and we need to check in on a parent or an elderly relative.
Connecting with those who mean the most to us maintains our foundations. Even our newest family members need the nurturing, so they continue to grow and blossom. The best gift we can give our families is ourselves.
HOW TO OBSERVE AMERICAN FAMILY DAY Enjoy your family! There are many ways to do that, too.
* Play games outdoors or go for a walk. * Pick up some fresh fruit together. * Visit grandparents and bring them a picnic lunch. * Take an art class together. * Tour a museum. * Try out a new recipe and get the whole family involved in the cooking.
How will you celebrate your family? Gather with other families and use #AmericanFamilyDay to post on social media.
AMERICAN FAMILY DAY HISTORY Now annually celebrated across the United States on the first Sunday in August, this day began as a 1-year proclamation. It was signed by Governor Raul Castro, declaring August 7, 1977, as American Family Day. The following year, Governor Bruce Babbit signed the day into law as an official Arizona holiday.
National Sisters Day on the first Sunday in August celebrates the unique bond between sisters. This particular set of siblings embrace moments that make them laugh and cringe. While they don’t always agree, sisters have each other’s backs.
All siblings have the odd argument here and there, but deep down there’s little way around the natural connection between siblings. Even those who don’t have a natural sister sibling know the bonds of sisterhood. Those who forge a relationship with their spouse’s sisters understand. Also, women who support each other through difficult times form a sisterhood.
No two sisters are alike. From love interests to cars, sisters will disagree. And food, cleaning, and children require interventions. However, we rely on each other while privately envying a sister’s style, ability or grace. A sister understands when no one else does, sometimes when even you don’t. So, sister time provides vital healing.
Whether your sisters harrassed you from day one or found you later in life, this day brings you back together. Cherish the memories and make plans to create new ones. Reconnect or patch up any misunderstandings. Sisters are forever.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL SISTERS DAY Is your sister getting married? Make this day a special celebration for her by telling her all about Amazon’s Wedding Registry.
If you don’t have a sister, celebrate the friendships of sisterhood by having a girls’ night out! Other ways to celebrate sisters include:
* Watch a sisterly movie like Sisters, Hannah and Her Sisters, Soul Food, Little Women, Frozen, or The Other Boleyn Girl. * Make memories together by taking a road trip with your sisters. * Get a professional photo taken of you and your sisters to cherish forever.
Post on social media using #NationalSistersDay to encourage others to do the same.
NATIONAL SISTERS DAY HISTORY We were unable to identify the creator of National Sisters Day.
Coronavirus updates: New tests measure amount of antibodies in blood; Louisiana ravaged twice by virus; cruise crews test positive https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/08/01/covid-update-saturday-fauci-vaccine-mlb/5562111002/
Congress and technology: Do lawmakers understand Google and Facebook enough to regulate them? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/08/02/google-facebook-and-amazon-too-technical-congress-regulate/5547091002/
'Everyone knows everyone' in this small Texas town. Now, COVID-19 is out-of-control there. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/01/covid-19-out-of-control-in-texas-town-where-everyone-knows-everyone/5559241002/
Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez out for the season with post-COVID-19 heart condition https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/redsox/2020/08/01/eduardo-rodriguez-shut-down-season-myocarditis-covid-19-recovery/5564760002/
Tropical Storm Isaias's path nears east coast of Florida https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/02/tropical-storm-isaias-nears-east-coast-florida-aims-carolinas-next/5566396002/
Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/08/01/meat-recall-2020-ground-beef-recalled-inspection-jbs-food-canada/5563680002/
USDA issues health alert for frozen taquitos and chimichangas that may contain plastic, posing choking hazard https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/08/01/frozen-taquitos-chimichangas-avoid-may-contain-plastic-choking-risk/5564874002/
Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library, Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum, Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War, Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass, Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art, Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston, Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum, Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum, Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum, Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument, Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo, Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass, Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War, Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center, Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum, Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum, Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox), Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius), Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis), Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis), Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator), Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes), Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis), Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis), Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii), Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis), Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii), Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus), Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi), Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor), Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius), Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator), Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis), Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis), Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus), Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox), Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus), Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis), Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii), Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis), Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus), Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis), Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis), Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Today's Sunday Surprise Beverage is Make - Your - Own - Beverage Day! I've got lots of Large Boxes full of drink making ingredients stacked up right here and I'm going to beam them directly into the home of every Texan in Texas. Everyone will receive a Large Box and it'll materialize on the table closest to you. With all the drink ingredients in your box you can make Virgin Passionfruit Martinis, Summer Cup Mocktails, Piña Colada Smoothies and Chia Frescas. There's enough ingredients to make 3 glasses of each drink. You can keep the Instructional Guide CD as my gift to you:
Chia Fresca (Mexican Lemonade With Chia Seeds) https://www.thespruceeats.com/non-alcoholic-drinks-for-summer-2343075
When blending drinks in your blender always add your ice at the end so it doesn't jam up the blender. Also if you've got alcohol in your house and you desire an alcoholic drink just mix your own booze into the beverages.
And today I've included a large container of No-Bake Fig Newton Bites in everyone's boxes too. These little snack bites are gluten-free, vegan, healthy and hopefully a tasty snack for y’all!
I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)
Arrrr Vinny me boyo, an' why els ye be makin' "Virgin" dis an' dats, dat Piña Colada Smoothie wit jus'ta right num'er o' shots of Da Cap'n's world-famous Spiced Rum be's outta dis worrl! No Midnight Plankin' fer u! Cheers!