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Region: Texas

^ Edited to add my reply to Tea merchants:

Tea merchants wrote:Hello, I'm a Nomadic, Region Hopping, Travelling Tea Merchant.

Buy my Tea and I might stay in your Region for a little longer.

Greetings to you Tea merchants. Welcome to Texas and thank you for visiting us! :)

<<The Eternal Emperor, Verner Von Richthofen purchases some Earl Grey Tea from the Travelling Tea Merchant >>

Trecdom2 wrote:Day 19: Favorite Action Adventure Movie

Journey To The Center of The Earth

Kyletana wrote: I’ll pray for you. :)

Thank you Buddy. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Devil's Food Cake Day

Quotes of the Day:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill

“What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.” - Albert Einstein

“Life’s got to be about more than just solving problems.” - Elon Musk

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” - Eckhart Tolle

“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” - Kevin Kruse

“The quality of life is more important than life itself.” - Alexis Carrel

Music of the Day:

Caroline Jones - Rise (Official Music Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqlwKBrrMXk

On This Day In History:
1971 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_2)
Nyah ha ha ha! Thank God it was an unscrewed space probe.

1976 Gold ownership legalized in Australia

1976 Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

1989 Sue Ellen's (Linda Gray) last appearance on TV soap "Dallas"

1992 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary

1995 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai

1999 Andrew Motion is appointed British Poet Laureate for 10 years, the first to request a definite term

2009 Sri Lanka announces victory in its 25-year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

2011 Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, project to search for dark matter, led by Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting, installed on the International Space Station

2015 Historic first handshake between Prince Charles and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway

2015 UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960

2019 US billioniare Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta

National Devil's Food Cake Day

When you’re doing desserts, why go halfway? Rich in flavor and moist in texture, devil’s food cake is a favorite for chocolate-lovers. They get their chance to celebrate their love for the dessert on National Devil’s Food Cake Day, held on May 19. With devil’s food cake, you get all the taste, and all the chocolate.

Devil’s food cake is not your ordinary chocolate cake. It’s a unique mix of ingredients that brings out the chocolate. Recipes often call for boiling water, instead of milk, and some even add coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor! Mixing science with desserts, the cake gets its darker color from its higher pH levels due to the added baking soda. The cake uses cocoa instead of chocolate squares, making it even fluffier! Some say the cake gets its name to distinctly contrast from the Angel’s food cake, which is much lighter in comparison. As more and more types of cakes have been created over the years, “devil’s food cake” is often used as a catch all name for a super-choclatety cake that doesn’t have nuts.

NATIONAL DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE DAY ACTIVITIES

Have a bake-off!
Invite over all your friends and have a devil’s food cake taste-test. Judge cakes based on overall look, flavor, and moistness. Make sure to keep the baker’s identities a secret to not throw off any of the judging or sway votes! Give out prizes like the coveted blue ribbon or a coupon to take a baking class!

Test out your local bakeries
This day calls from some extensive research. Do a little google-ing to see which places offer the extra-chocolatey goodness, and put together your delicious itinerary of stops to try. Take along a friend and see if you agree on which cake was the best! Make sure to take pictures at each stop and tag them on social media with #NationalDevilsFoodCakeDay!

Read up on devil’s food cake lore
Although there are conflicting tales, and published cookbooks to contradict the story, legend has it that the devil’s food cake was created at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. One account even suggests that a customer loved the cake so much, that she asked for the recipe. The customer got the recipe, but it came with a price—the Waldorf also served her a bill for $100. Now that’s an expensive cake!

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE DAY

It’s a delightful indulgence
Studies have shown that we enjoy food more when it feels like an indulgence, and nothing says "indulgence" more than a cake named after the devil himself. If we've had a bad day or are in need of some good old fashion chocolate comfort food, nothing feels like more what the doctor ordered than a slice of the richest most indulgent cake there is.

It’s an alternative to other lighter cakes
Sure, a nice bundt or white cake can do the trick, but sometimes you just want something a little more. Devil’s food cake will cure that sweet tooth and leave you coming back for seconds. You can go even bigger by picking a version with rich chocolate frosting! Pair it with a nice cold glass of milk, or make it more of a treat with a cup of coffee!

It is is chocolate cake on steroids
This cake is not for the faint of heart, or the casual chocolate enthusiast. This cake is for the serious, gotta have some chocolate fanatic. Over the years, devil’s food cake recipes have added more and more chocolate, even exchanging plain chocolate for cocoa to bring out the taste. The cake is widely considered richer, darker, and fluffier than regular chocolate cake.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-devils-food-cake-day/

Coronavirus live updates: Trump threatens says he's taking unproven hydroxychloroquine, China calls his fiery WHO letter 'smearing'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/05/19/coronavirus-updates-treatment-trump-hydroxychloroquine-who-states-reopen/5214295002/

Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and withdraw U.S. membership
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/05/19/covid-19-trump-threatens-withdraw-permanent-funding-cut-world-health-organization/5218811002/

Nancy Pelosi says Trump is 'morbidly obese' and should not take hydroxychloroquine
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/19/nancy-pelosi-trump-morbidly-obese-hydroxychloroquine/5218979002/

'This will kill you': People are warning others following Trump's apparent use of hydroxychloroquine
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/18/covid-19-trump-claims-he-taking-hydroxychloroquine/5217623002/

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

Please do NOT self-medicate with hydroxychloroquine or any of the medications that are being tested but has not been proven to be effective.

The FDA has cautioned that hydroxychloroquine should be limited to people in clinical trials, which are carefully overseen, or who are hospitalized, due to concerns about the potentially dangerous adverse effects.

Stay safe and live long and prosper.

Your Buddy Verner

5 things to know about 'Hunger Games' prequel book 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/books/2020/05/19/hunger-games-ballad-of-songbirds-snakes-what-to-know/5218784002/

Ordering food? Chuck E. Cheese's new pizza place is confusing some online
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/05/18/chuck-e-cheese-operates-pasquallys-pizza-wings-delivery-apps/5215475002/

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Welcome Back To Texas!:
Crosbytopia

Welcome To Texas!:
Greater united tejas
The tejas regency
United texan counties

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Kyletana wrote: Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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