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Hindu Puri wrote:Greetings to the great people of the Great State of Texas from India!

Greetings Buddy! Please give my regards to everyone in India. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
World Environment Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Life is better when you stop criticizing the faults, instead, look for the beauty in the flaws.” – Unknown

“I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.” – Unknown

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Khalil Gibran

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

Music of the Day:

A Million Dreams | The Greatest Showman (with lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkozLmiLBc0

On This Day In History:
2001 Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
2007 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a second flyby of Venus
2013 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK
2018 Miss America pageant announces an end to its swimsuit competition
2019 Average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic a year and breathes in similar amount according to first-ever such study published in journal "Environmental Science and Technology"
Ack! Oh God!

World Environment Day

World Environment Day urges all of us to protect our natural surroundings. The stunning facts? An estimated 7 million people die each year from causes related to air pollution, with a majority occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. This day, which falls on June 5, encourages worldwide activism. That means everything from littering to climate change. World Environment Day is both a global celebration and a platform for public outreach.

China, which now owns half the world’s electric vehicles and 99 percent of the world’s electric buses, hosted the 2019 event. “The country has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically,” said Acting Head of UN Environment Joyce Msuya. “It can now help spur the world to greater action.” The UN first established World Environment Day in 1972.

WHEN IS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2021?
World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year. Outside of our homes is the actual home we all live in, and preserving it for future generations is more crucial than ever.

HISTORY OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
World Environment Day (WED) is one of the more unique and special holidays because of its history and its many firsts. It was created on the first day of the first-ever UN conference which focused on humans and how they interact with the environment.

However, this didn’t happen overnight. Sweden first suggested having such a conference to the UN way back in 1968. And in 1969, the UN agreed that after 3 years they would have a conference in Sweden that focused on environmental issues. Interestingly enough, the conference was led by Maurice Strong, a Canadian diplomat who worked in the oil and mineral industry, who also had a soft spot for the environment.

Finally, it all came together in 1972, after 4 years of preparations and $30,000,000 later. World leaders from around the world sat together to discuss how they can raise awareness to protect our environment — and it was then WED was made. Then 2 years later, the first-ever WED was celebrated with the slogan “Only One Earth.”

Ever since then, WED has been completely embraced by people everywhere, so much so that it’s even slowly creeping into pop culture (and we love it!) Celebrities around the world all encourage people, in their own unique way, to do their part and “ save the world”. Fan-favorites Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep are some of the many who constantly speak out about environmental awareness. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a famous actor, an athlete or a student in college: gather your friends and spend a day outdoors doing fun activities towards preserving this beautiful planet. Believe us when we say, you’ll have a blast and feel so much better afterward.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY TIMELINE
1968
The Idea is Born

Sweden suggests to the UN to have a conference that is focused on the environment.

1972
First U.N Environmental Conference

Maurice Strong finally leads the discussions about marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming.

1974
A Dream Debut

The first World Environment Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

2019
China Hosts World Environment Day

China raises awareness of the 7 million people who die annually from air pollution with the slogan 'Beat Air Pollution.'

TRADITIONS OF THE DAY
Sustainability and the protection of the environment are without a doubt among the most pressing issues we face in the world today. The core necessities of life all come from Mother Nature and, unfortunately, we take it for granted. World Environment Day encourages everyone from individuals to large-scale corporations to be more conscious of their impact on the environment.

A theme is observed every year. The theme for 2020 was ‘Biodiversity.’ Advocacy campaigns and calls for change are heavily promoted, all the while educating others to adopt healthy actions and break patterns that contribute to the degradation of the ecosystem. Just the simple act of switching off unnecessary lights has a tremendous effect. Exhibitions and events take place at educational institutions, with influential spokespeople in attendance.

BY THE NUMBERS
90 billion tons – the number of resources extracted from Earth every year.

7.8 billion – the number of people populating Earth.

4.1 billion – the number of consumers in the world.

5.6 billion – the number of consumers expected by 2030.

70% – the percentage of the world’s resources currently being overused.

2.12 billion tons – the number of waste dumped every year.

50 million tons – the number of e-waste produced every year.

$7.8 trillion – the value of the global production of synthetic chemicals.

2050 – the year when the world population is expected to be too big to feed.

2070 – the year when coral reefs are expected to be gone altogether.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY FAQS
Is global warming real?

From the data gathered it seems so, and according to NASA, the debate is now moving from if humans are responsible for global warming to how is the best way to respond to the problem.

What fun activity can you do on World Environment Day?
Either by yourself or with a group of your friends or even family members, plant a sapling (young tree) and take a selfie with it. Don’t forget to post it on your social media with #SelfiewithSapling.

How often is World Environment Day celebrated?
Every year on June 5 World Environment Day is celebrated. The cool thing is, almost every year a new country hosts the holiday and since it was first celebrated 34 different cities in 25 countries have hosted this day.

HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Make a commitment to recycle

It might seem like a basic tip, but are you really taking every possible opportunity to recycle? Next time you're thinking about throwing that piece of paper in the trash because a recycling bin isn't accessible, think twice. Holding a plastic container and too lazy to see if it's one of the biodegradable kinds? Open up your smartphone and look it up! Everyone's responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions — including you.

Plant a tree
Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide, and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. Placed strategically around a single-family home, they can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

Volunteer
Anyone can volunteer, and volunteering can make a difference to the whole community. Get out of your comfort zone by volunteering for the National Park Service, or stay local by volunteering at your farmers market. Any way you choose to participate, you'll feel the positive impact of getting out of the house and caring for the planet.

5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Solar Panels

The largest solar farm, Yanchi Ningxia solar park in China, can provide up to 1 billion watts.

CO2 Vacuum Cleaner
Developed in Switzerland in 2016, giant machines capture CO2 to clean the air we breathe.

The Ocean Cleanup
Backed with $30 million and led by a 22-year-old, this company uses U-shaped screens to catch garbage in the ocean.

Plant-Based Plastic
Created by an Indonesian company, it’s made from agricultural leftovers like corn, sugarcane, etc.

Eco-Friendly Batteries
Developed in the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden using upgraded aluminum.

WHY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IS IMPORTANT
It reconnects us to nature

Sometimes we forget just how much natural systems support our own well-being. But we're part of nature, and we depend on it. So today's the perfect occasion to go out and enjoy your country's national parks, and celebrate the vital relationship.

It raises awareness
More and more people are starting to understand that we need to sustainably manage our planet's resources and ecosystems. However, that belief is far from universal. That's why World Environment Day is so important: it provides an occasion to raise awareness and teach friends and family that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable. But before you begin promoting environmental awareness in your own community, make sure that you have a thorough understanding of environmental issues yourself. There's always more to learn!

It encourages us to take action
The environment has become increasingly polluted with contaminants and toxins, and these have a harmful impact on our health. They can cause respiratory diseases and cancer—and that's just for starters. By raising awareness of the issues with the air that sustains us, World Environment Day inspires us to do something about it and fix the environment we can't live without.

https://nationaltoday.com/world-environment-day/

Trump speech in NC, East Coast heat wave, Belmont Stakes: 5 things to know this weekend
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/06/05/trump-speech-east-coast-heat-wave-5-things-know-weekend/7538122002/

Federal judge overturns California's ban on assault weapons
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/04/assault-weapons-ban-federal-judge-overturns-california-law/7558823002/

Facebook suspends Donald Trump for two years, citing 'severe violation' after Capitol riots
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/06/04/facebook-suspends-trump-two-years-capitol-attack/7545534002/

USA TODAY fights FBI subpoena demanding records that would identify readers of Florida shooting story
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/04/fbi-subpoenas-usa-today-records-florida-shooting-story-readers/7550149002/

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Sci-Fi Short Film “ZERO” starring Bella Ramsey of Game Of Thrones | DUST Original
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM2ExtmcZ_8

NORAD and The Cheyenne Mountain Complex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo5iM2NaArI

The Raven Rock Mountain Complex: The Pennsylvania Bunker for US Officials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghfaZNHr0NQ

Where do you keep your horse? - Horse Pocket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvEe3Y3B2cg

10 Rare Movie Actor Contract Clauses You Never Knew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAVMbllYzxQ

10 of the Biggest Mistakes in Human History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r1KdN1OL7A

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Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:I've got a BINGO Verner:
https://i.imgur.com/cZrRYAl.png

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Pharoah Ramenhotep 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

The confusion is clearing, kind of. Have another taco today and chill! Are you ready for some Saturday Breakfast, still All-Fresh, still All-New? With one Year of Saturday Breakfast In Place under our belt, it is time to kick it into creativity overdrive! 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 2,426,269,000,000 of you.

Today's special breakfast will Saturday Mashed Potato & Egg & Cheese Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week LXIII Edition]! The Head Chef is still kicking butt and taking names on his mission to raise the humble breakfast taco into the range of haute cuisine. And, once again, it is going to be super simple. The NewTexas Abuelas y Abuelitas have been scrubbing, peeling, and boiling potatoes all night just so they can rough-mash them with fresh NewTexas Creamery butter and cream. The ubiquitous boatload of scrambled Texas Grade A, farm-fresh, Organic Eggs is whipped up in the ginormous black cast-iron skillets. The whole thing comes together by smearing on a healthy schmear of mashed potatoes on a fresh homemade flour tortilla made by hand just for you. A heaping-helping spoonful of scrambled eggs is ladled in and just before closing it up a good-size handful of a mild Texas-made Longhorn Jack cheese is thrown in and Esto Listo! Remember, a whole egg in every taco!®

Today's Special Salsa is a new one - Doña Angelita Salsa - a fiery green one! This is so simple, it is roasted jalapeños, roasted garlic, a touch of oil, and a pinch of salt. So creamy you will think it has cream in it! 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. Hang in there!

***** Texas Shout Outs *****

@ Fort Verden - It is so glorious just to see Verner, but Verner back at the keyboard and going all conversation-contextual with his posts is awesome! You are showing off with this spark of creativity Buddy!

***** 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, VirtualTexans, and plenty of Friends of Texans. We have it all and all are welcome. Texas Chat, 842 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16¾ years! Check it out! Good stuff!

As promised; the photos.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVVaAgm

Trecdom2 wrote:As promised; the photos.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVVaAgm

Show off

On June 6, 1944, 77 years ago today, Allied troops landed on the beaches of German-occupied France as part of Operation Overlord.

The landings at Normandy were the largest amphibious landings in history.

Vincent's Sunday Surprise Beverage Bonanza

Howdy Dudes and Dudettes of Texas!

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 Strawberry Pineapple Shaker-Uppers, Orange Swizzles and Non-Alcoholic Tomato Cocktails. There's enough ingredients to make 3 glasses of each drink. You can keep the Instructional Guide CD as my gift to you:

Make Your Own Beverage Drink Making Guide:

Strawberry Pineapple Shaker-Upper
https://www.somethingswanky.com/strawberry-pineapple-shaker-upper-non-alcoholic-summer-drink/

Orange Swizzle
https://www.somethingswanky.com/orange-swizzle-non-alcoholic-summer-drink/

Non-Alcoholic Tomato Cocktail
https://www.finedininglovers.com/recipes/drink/non-alcoholic-tomato-cocktail

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 filled with a dozen slices of Stuffed Crust New York Style Pizza in everyone’s Box. These slices of New York style pizza are topped with Tomato Sauce, shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Roasted Peppers and thinly sliced Italian Sausage and made with a characteristically large hand-tossed thin crust cut into wide slices.

I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)

BTW Dudes and Dudettes of Texas,

My Dad’s sleeping in today and he’s still being supported by a Syncardia Total Artificial Heart and waiting for a Heart Transplant. So our family and I would be really thankful if y’all could please pray for Dad to receive a successful Heart Transplant as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your prayers.

Vincent

Fort Verden wrote:

-Snip-

Thanks Verner. I'd like to have Pasargad's card from Fort Verden please.

Just a short note to let y'all know why i CTEd:
My internet has been out for the last 10 days. I hope my regular 'net access will be restored soon.

Miraclia wrote:Just a short note to let y'all know why i CTEd:
My internet has been out for the last 10 days. I hope my regular 'net access will be restored soon.

He, you think that's bad? My nation went on a hiatus of over 100 days because I got bored and didn't come back to the game.

Hello Texas.

Trecdom2 wrote:As promised; the photos.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVVaAgm

Most excellent photos.

Anarchals wrote:He, you think that's bad? My nation went on a hiatus of over 100 days because I got bored and didn't come back to the game.

Put in vacation mode until you get your ones and zeros back.

Trecdom2 wrote:On June 6, 1944, 77 years ago today, Allied troops landed on the beaches of German-occupied France as part of Operation Overlord.

The landings at Normandy were the largest amphibious landings in history.

Too bad teachers no longer teach that kind of thing to US students.

Post by Eastern newlandian republic suppressed by a moderator.

I'm sure WW2 is still taught in schools, maybe not in great detail but it is taught. Part of the problem though, is that Social Studies tends to take a backseat to things like Standardized tests with an emphasis on STEM.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Iced Tea Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Believe in the magic of joy. Joy has the power to transform your life. Believe this to be so.”
- Helen M Martino-Bailey

“We cannot find the meaning of life when we look for it, because we are the meaning itself.”
- Alexander Durig

Music of the Day:

If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfmD_YpyeSs

On This Day In History:
1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
(http://www.kevinwarwick.com/project-cyborg-2-0/)
2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission
(https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/)
2019 New DNA research on grapes shows one French wine Savagnin Blanc has been grown for 900 years in Jura published in "Nature Plants"
2020 Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond

National Iced Tea Day

Tea has been around forever, but iced tea didn’t burst onto the scene and win over America’s hearts and minds until 1904. In that year, visitors to the St. Louis World’s Fair were greeted by exceedingly hot weather. Tea plantation owner and merchant Richard Blechynden, who was present at the fair, took advantage of the situation by selling chilled tea drinks (instead of hot tea) as a cold refreshment. The rest is history. On June 10, we fill our glasses with iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened—that’s your call) and celebrate National Iced Tea Day.

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY TIMELINE
2737 B.C.
Invention of Tea

Chinese legend credits the mythical figure, Shennong, as the inventor of tea.

1800s
Cold Tea Punch

Tea is served cold in the form of green tea punch heavily spiked with liquor.

1876
Introducing Lipton

Thomas Lipton opens his first tea shop in Glasgow.

1904
Iced Tea Creates a Sensation

At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, iced tea becomes popular.

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY ACTIVITIES
Drink it like Southerners do

Take an hour out of your day to steep some sweet tea, which has been a staple in Southerners' diet for a century or more. Park yourself out on the front porch, rock back and forth in your rocking chair, and sip your icy concoction while reading "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Don't have a porch or a rocking chair? A living room and couch will do.

Host an afternoon iced tea party
Invite your friends over for tea time. Organize an outdoor seating area, get out your tall glasses and long stirring spoons, and as an added bonus, prepare a homemade tea dessert. That's right — there's a dessert that's made specifically to go with tea.

Brew a unique iced tea
There are many ways to enjoy an iced tea. Find a unique iced tea recipe that suits your tastes. For best results, plan ahead —the most delicious iced tea is steeped overnight for eight hours.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY
It's a tasty way to boost your antioxidants

Did you know that tea has between 800% and 1,000% more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables? Scientists unanimously agree that tea is chock full of antioxidants, which help fight disease. And it doesn't matter whether you choose green, black, or oolong — all three come from the same plant and contain equal amounts of good stuff.

There are countless ways to spice it up
Iced tea is one of the most versatile beverages out there. Whether you prefer yours with heaps of sugar (in which case you're probably from the South), cucumber slices, coconut milk, lemon, cinnamon sticks, mango sorbet, or even a splash of rum, you're sure to find an iced tea to suit your tastes.

It's a healthy substitute for soda
If you're trying to kick a soda habit or just looking for a healthier alternative to carbonated beverages, unsweetened iced tea is a great choice. It's naturally low in calories — helping you lose weight and consume less sugar. But watch out! If you load your iced tea with sugar, you'll defeat the purpose.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-iced-tea-day/

Pfizer to donate 500M doses to US for low-income countries; California withdraws masking workplace rules: Live COVID-19 updates
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/10/covid-vaccine-variant-mask-california-pfizer-cdc/7627530002/

Paging Captain Marvel: Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert asks Forest Service to alter Earth's orbit, or the moon's, to fight climate change
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/09/louie-gohmert-climate-change-forest-service-alter-earths-orbit/7625618002/

Insurance giant's new ER policy called 'dangerous' by critics. It says as many as 1 in 10 claims could be rejected.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/09/unitedhealthcare-policy-assess-er-claims-sticking-patients-bills/7629006002/

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Sci-Fi Short Film: "ARK " | DUST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQg7uyOqUEo

The White House: Build it, Guard it, Haunt it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYv9iwOofBw

Buddy Holly: The Day the Music Died
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crN8llSM-FQ

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Welcome Back To Texas!
The Miraculous Miracle of Miraclia

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Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:Thanks Verner. I'd like to have Pasargad's card from Fort Verden please.

Pasargad Card gifted to The Nomadic Peoples of Pharoah Ramenhotep for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

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Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 21: Texas Lizards BINGO

There are many Texas Lizards That Are Native to the Lone Star State. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Lizards!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Lizards BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloperus olivaceus),
Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus),
Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus),
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii),
Texas Banded Gecko (Coleonyx brevis),
Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus),
Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata),
Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua),
Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus),
Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (Holbrookia lacerata),
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum),
Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi),
Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum),
Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus),
Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus),
Mesquite Lizard (Sceloporus grammicus),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus),
Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis),
Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/nTuOAFX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Lizard for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/30X4nzB.png

To start the game, today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Little Thranduil wrote:Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Iced Tea Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Believe in the magic of joy. Joy has the power to transform your life. Believe this to be so.”
- Helen M Martino-Bailey

“We cannot find the meaning of life when we look for it, because we are the meaning itself.”
- Alexander Durig

Music of the Day:

If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfmD_YpyeSs

On This Day In History:
1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
(http://www.kevinwarwick.com/project-cyborg-2-0/)
2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission
(https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/)
2019 New DNA research on grapes shows one French wine Savagnin Blanc has been grown for 900 years in Jura published in "Nature Plants"
2020 Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond

National Iced Tea Day

Tea has been around forever, but iced tea didn’t burst onto the scene and win over America’s hearts and minds until 1904. In that year, visitors to the St. Louis World’s Fair were greeted by exceedingly hot weather. Tea plantation owner and merchant Richard Blechynden, who was present at the fair, took advantage of the situation by selling chilled tea drinks (instead of hot tea) as a cold refreshment. The rest is history. On June 10, we fill our glasses with iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened—that’s your call) and celebrate National Iced Tea Day.

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY TIMELINE
2737 B.C.
Invention of Tea

Chinese legend credits the mythical figure, Shennong, as the inventor of tea.

1800s
Cold Tea Punch

Tea is served cold in the form of green tea punch heavily spiked with liquor.

1876
Introducing Lipton

Thomas Lipton opens his first tea shop in Glasgow.

1904
Iced Tea Creates a Sensation

At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, iced tea becomes popular.

NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY ACTIVITIES
Drink it like Southerners do

Take an hour out of your day to steep some sweet tea, which has been a staple in Southerners' diet for a century or more. Park yourself out on the front porch, rock back and forth in your rocking chair, and sip your icy concoction while reading "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Don't have a porch or a rocking chair? A living room and couch will do.

Host an afternoon iced tea party
Invite your friends over for tea time. Organize an outdoor seating area, get out your tall glasses and long stirring spoons, and as an added bonus, prepare a homemade tea dessert. That's right — there's a dessert that's made specifically to go with tea.

Brew a unique iced tea
There are many ways to enjoy an iced tea. Find a unique iced tea recipe that suits your tastes. For best results, plan ahead —the most delicious iced tea is steeped overnight for eight hours.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY
It's a tasty way to boost your antioxidants

Did you know that tea has between 800% and 1,000% more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables? Scientists unanimously agree that tea is chock full of antioxidants, which help fight disease. And it doesn't matter whether you choose green, black, or oolong — all three come from the same plant and contain equal amounts of good stuff.

There are countless ways to spice it up
Iced tea is one of the most versatile beverages out there. Whether you prefer yours with heaps of sugar (in which case you're probably from the South), cucumber slices, coconut milk, lemon, cinnamon sticks, mango sorbet, or even a splash of rum, you're sure to find an iced tea to suit your tastes.

It's a healthy substitute for soda
If you're trying to kick a soda habit or just looking for a healthier alternative to carbonated beverages, unsweetened iced tea is a great choice. It's naturally low in calories — helping you lose weight and consume less sugar. But watch out! If you load your iced tea with sugar, you'll defeat the purpose.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-iced-tea-day/

Pfizer to donate 500M doses to US for low-income countries; California withdraws masking workplace rules: Live COVID-19 updates
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/10/covid-vaccine-variant-mask-california-pfizer-cdc/7627530002/

Paging Captain Marvel: Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert asks Forest Service to alter Earth's orbit, or the moon's, to fight climate change
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Insurance giant's new ER policy called 'dangerous' by critics. It says as many as 1 in 10 claims could be rejected.
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Welcome Back To Texas!
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Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 21: Texas Lizards BINGO

There are many Texas Lizards That Are Native to the Lone Star State. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Lizards!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Lizards BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloperus olivaceus),
Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus),
Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus),
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii),
Texas Banded Gecko (Coleonyx brevis),
Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus),
Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata),
Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua),
Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus),
Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (Holbrookia lacerata),
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum),
Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi),
Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum),
Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus),
Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus),
Mesquite Lizard (Sceloporus grammicus),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus),
Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis),
Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/nTuOAFX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Lizard for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/30X4nzB.png

To start the game, today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Question: Do the Lizards in Washington DC count on the bingo cards?

Gig em Aggies wrote:Question: Do the Lizards in Washington DC count on the bingo cards?

Yes, Gig Em Buddy. They do count indeed if they are listed in this BINGO Round’s Word List.

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
King Kamehameha Day
National Making Life Beautiful Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Freeing your mind of your old thoughts and fixing on the moment is how the journey to freedom begins.” - Stewart Bitkoff, A Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment

“We all have the freedom to choose and change. Our choices that we make in our life are very important.” - Judy A. Killian, Discover the Magic of You

Music of the Day:

Berlin - Take My Breathe Away theme from Top Gun with Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUis9yny_lI

On This Day In History:
1776 Continental Congress creates committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members
1963 US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"
1987 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term
2002 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox
2004 Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral.
2019 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles

King Kamehameha Day

King Kamehameha Day, a pretty big deal in Hawaii, falls on June 11 and celebrates the accomplishments of “Kamehameha the Great.” He’s credited with uniting the Hawaiian Islands in 1810. A highly revered leader, Kamehameha is honored each year with numerous celebrations across the islands. Downtown Honolulu hosts one such celebration, where hundreds of leis, at least 30 feet long, are draped over the a 15-foot statue of the celebrated ruler. Other celebrations include parades, a plethora of floral arrangements and, of course, the traditional Hawaiian hula.

WHEN IS KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY 2021?
Kamehameha the Great’ is celebrated by Hawaiians on King Kamehameha Day on June 11.

HISTORY OF KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY
Kamehameha the Great was the Hawaiian conqueror and king who founded the Kamehameha dynasty and united the Hawaiian Islands under one kingdom.

Kamehameha was born in Kohala, Hawaii in 1758. After Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s death in 1782, Hawaii was divided under two ruling leaders — his son, Kīwalaʻō, and his nephew, Kamehameha.

The two went into battle for total control of the islands, with Kamehameha emerging victorious. He went on to take over most of the surrounding territories as well. Kamehameha eventually succeeded in becoming King of all the Hawaiian islands.

King Kamehameha I was born into Hawaiian royalty. There were many prophetic signs that foresaw him becoming a great king, including the fact that his birth was around the time when Hailey’s Comet shot through the Hawaiian night skies in 1758. This led to Kamehameha being hidden away for years, to protect him from opposing clans who saw him as a potential threat.

Eventually, Kamehameha returned and started his training with King Kalaniʻōpuʻu’u, his uncle and then ruler of the Hawaiian Islands. Such was Kamehameha’s strength that he could lift the Naha Stone, which weighs 2.5 tons! This incident fulfilled a prophecy that said a great man who will unite the islands will be able to lift the stone. Kamehameha’s uncle also introduced him to English explorer James Cook aboard his ship, the HMS Discovery. In 1779, Cook was killed in a battle with Kamehameha.

After King Kalaniʻōpuʻu’u died in 1782, Kamehameha inherited the island’s war god, Kuka’ilimoku, while his uncle’s own son, Kīwalaʻō, was given control of the island. The two clashed and went head-on against each other in battle, in which Kamehameha triumphed and took control over the island. He also took Keōpūolani, Kīwalaʻō’s daughter, as his wife and later had several other wives.

After coming into power, Kamehameha became acquainted with foreign allies like John Young and Isaac Davis. With their help, he attacked Maui in 1790. They also served as his advisors for many years. Using these relationships, Kamehameha traded Hawaii’s sought-after sandalwood in exchange for Western weapons. Equipped with this superior firepower, he and his army were able to take over most of the islands. By 1810, King Kamehameha became the first leader to rule over all the Hawaiian Islands.

Kamehameha remained in power until his death in 1819. Other than his conquering of the islands, his reign was a progressive one for Hawaii. His governing practice followed the ancient rules and laws of kapu. He also established new laws like ‘Kānāwai Māmalahoe,’ which protected travelers as well as those who were defenseless. A refined version of this principle also became a part of the Hawaiian state constitution in 1978.

Kamehameha’s son Liholiho was the successor to the throne and took on the title of Kamehameha II. He died five years later and was succeeded by his brother Kauikeaouli, who took the throne as Kamehameha III.

KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY TIMELINE
1758
Kamehameha is Born

This coincides with the appearance of Hailey's Comet in the Hawaiian skies, which leads to the prophecy that he would become a great leader.

1782
Kamehameha Takes Rule

Following the death of his uncle, King Kalaniʻōpuʻu, Kamehameha and the deceased king's son wind up as rivals — after his cousin's eventual death, Kamehameha quickly inherits the kingship.

June 11, 1872
The First King Kamehameha Day is Celebrated

Kamehameha the Great's great-grandson, Kamehameha V, passes a royal decree in support of a celebration of Kamehameha I.

2020
A Kamehameha Movie

The filming of "The King," starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson begins.

TRADITIONS OF THE DAY
King Kamehameha is remembered with grand celebrations, colorful floats, flower decorations, and local marching bands in parades. The statue of Kamehameha titled ‘The Conqueror’ and the other four statues located in Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, and Washington D.C., are all adorned with flower leis. Ceremonial parades showcasing Hawaiian culture are performed.

Strings of flowers are stitched by volunteers and the members of the royal societies. These flower decorations are carefully carried by city workers in Honolulu who are lifted with a bucket truck to place on the statues of King Kamehameha. The flower leis are placed only over the outstretched arm of the king’s statue. The Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade takes place in Waikiki. This is a magnificent display of Hawaiian culture for all, and with its dazzling pageantry and colorful displays, it is a true feast for the eyes.

BY THE NUMBERS
1758 – the year when King Kamehameha was born in Kohala, Hawaii.

7 – the number of Hawaiian islands King Kamehameha united under one kingdom.

1810 – the year when King Kamehameha became ruler of the Hawaiian islands.

2.5 ton – the weight of the Naha Stone that King Kamehameha could lift.

960 – the number of war canoes taken into the Kawela Battle by King Kamehameha.

10,000 – the number of men taken into the Kawela Battle by King Kamehameha.

20–30 – the number of wives King Kamehameha was rumored to have.

35 – the number of children King Kamehameha had.

4 – the number of statues erected to honor King Kamehameha.

1819 – the year when King Kamehameha died.

KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY FAQS
Why is King Kamehameha important?

King Kamehameha I was a great warrior and leader who united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom in 1810 after years of conflict. Kamehameha was also legendary for his strength, reportedly overturning the Naha Stone, which weighed approximately 3.5 tons.

Is June 12 a holiday in Hawaii?
Yes, Kamehameha Day is a public holiday in Hawaii. Most businesses and schools are closed on this day.

Are there any living descendants of King Kamehameha?
95-year-old Princess Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa is the only surviving blood-related member of Hawaii’s former royal family.

KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY ACTIVITIES
Try pronouncing his full name

Go ahead, we dare you — "Kalani Paiʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kauʻi Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea."

Visit all six King Kamehameha statues
Yeah, probably can't do all this on the actual day. They're spread across the U.S. with four on the islands, another in Las Vegas, and the sixth in Washington, DC. BUT, it could be fun to start planning trips to all those spots.

Craft your own lei
It's June, the weather is nice (in most spots) and flowers are blooming. Why not honor King Kamehameha at home? May be tough to knock out a 30-footer in a day, but a nice string of flowers couldn't hurt your mood.

4 HAWAII-ESQUE THINGS WE COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT
Coconuts

Good for eating, making rope and obviously for bathing suit tops.

Aloha shirts
Excellent for picking out your loudest, most un-Hawaiian uncle at family reunions.

Grass skirts
Wonderful for kids' Halloween costumes and pretending you actually have good hip movement.

Leis
A beautiful symbol of welcoming, or the start of a joke — the end of which you probably don't want to hear.

Beautiful Beaches
The splendid beaches of Hawaii are a sight to behold, with some of them being in unusual colors, such as black, red, and even green!

WHY WE LOVE KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY
The beautiful celebrations

Parades, floats, bands, and thousands of flowers make this holiday something to behold for all the senses. Hawaiians knows how to honor their first king.

A fun history lesson
Not everyone realizes that the beautiful islands were once in conflict with each other. As the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, King Kamehameha united the islands and set up trade with Europe and the U.S. Hawaii officially became the 50th US state in 1959.

His family life was — interesting
Reports tally the great king's wife count between 21 and 30 and his offspring at somewhere around 35. Was he making sure he had a solid heir in there somewhere? Smart guy.

https://nationaltoday.com/king-kamehameha-day/

National Making Life Beautiful Day

National Making Life Beautiful Day is celebrated on June 11 each year, and we wish it was not just one day in a year. However, it is also up to us to decide to make life beautiful every day, so to encourage such a mindset, we bring you the beautiful facts about this very special day. First and foremost, the purpose of National Making Life Beautiful Day is to celebrate those who make life beautiful for others — be it our own or a larger group of people. The truly freeing part is that you often do not even realize when or how you are creating beauty in the life of another. You could be investing in relationships, or lobbying for causes you feel strongly about, or just encouraging someone when they feel blue — these are all beautiful actions that are bound to have a ripple effect. The word beauty itself is so vast that essentially everyone deserves to be celebrated on this day, just for adding beauty to the life of at least one other person in some subjective way.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY
The inception of National Making Life Beautiful Day was on June 11, 2015, the founding anniversary of Apriori Beauty — an organic skincare and beauty products company based in Laguna Hills, California, which began in 2009. The reason behind the company’s submission for such a day to be commemorated as a national holiday was to help launch their mission to help people recognize their inner beauty, by making them feel beautiful. It then also evolved into a celebration of those who do make life beautiful for others, in a myriad of ways. One can never underestimate the beauty of making someone else feel good about themselves or love themselves a little more, so this day was founded in the hopes that this form of beauty would spread. The company’s mission statement is threefold, aiming to achieve beauty through “pure product innovation”, “building relationships” and “beauty that comes from personal success”. They also tied up with the non-profit Foundation Apriority, which supports womens’ charitable initiatives.

British Romantic poet John Keats wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” and that assures us that the impact we may have on someone’s life can be a memory that brings joy to them forever. Everyone expresses things in different ways. Some may create art to make life beautiful for many, while others may add beauty by simply performing their job well, especially in the case of service providers and laborers. These beautiful people serve, empower, and lead by example, so this day needs to be a celebration of them.

NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY TIMELINE
1995
Songs on Life

Pop group Ace of Base release their song ‘It’s A Beautiful Life.’

2009
Apriori Beauty is Founded

Californian beauty product company Apriori Beauty is founded on June 11.

2010
Message Through Art

Street graffiti artist Banksy paints his “Life is Beautiful” mural on West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

2015
National Making Life Beautiful Day is Officiated

Apriori Beauty submits a request for the day to become a national holiday.

NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY FAQS
What National Day is June 11?

Some of the national holidays celebrated on June 11 include National Making Life Beautiful Day, National Corn On The Cob Day, and National German Chocolate Cake Day.

What day is Beautiful Day?
Beautiful Day takes place on November 20, 2021. The origin of the day is unknown, which means what you choose to celebrate on this day is entirely subjective and personal. The larger intention is for beauty to be seen in the ordinary or mundane details of life. National Making Life Beautiful Day differs from this because the focus is more on people and relationships and how, as human beings, we add beauty to the lives of others.

Who initiated National Making Life Beautiful Day?
Apriori Beauty started and registered National Making Life Beautiful Day on June 11, 2015.

HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY
Watch a ‘beautiful’ movie

Gather your loved ones and plan a movie night, based on movies with the word ‘beautiful’ or ‘beauty’ in their titles. To get the ball rolling, we have a few (highly recommended) inspiring suggestions — “Life is Beautiful,” “A Beautiful Mind,” or “Beauty and the Beast.” P.S., make sure you have a box of tissues handy!

Sit, reflect, appreciate
Take a quiet moment to pause and think deeply about the people in your life who make, or have made, life beautiful for you. Maybe jot those thoughts and names down in a journal. Then find ways in which you can express your appreciation for them, perhaps through a note, a phone call, a gift, or any other way. There’s no limit to the ways in which you can make someone feel special.

Immerse yourself in beauty
Whether you want to take in the natural beauty of your surroundings or enjoy things of beauty created by others (art, music, etc.), use this day to remind yourself of all the ways in which life is beautiful, and find a way to celebrate it by adding to the beauty. Even a small compliment can fill someone’s bucket, so go as small or big as you want (like donating to a beautiful cause).

5 NON-OBVIOUS WAYS TO BEAUTIFY SOMEONE’S DAY
Listen

Take time to sit with someone and just listen to them.

Start at home
Whether it’s doing a chore for someone else or spending quality time, start at home.

Set a personal goal
We often don’t realize the power of leading by example.

Forgive
Let go of that grudge you have been harboring, it can free you too.

Shoutouts
Give a public shoutout on social media for a person who is doing a beautiful thing.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY
Positive vibes all around

When you think of beauty, there is no negative connotation that pops up. So it frees us to spread positivity all around as we look for ways to make life a little more beautiful for others around us. The best part is that it’s a win-win, as doing something for others inevitably makes us happier too.

A beautiful message for everyone
The message of National Making Life Beautiful Day transcends all other differences (cultural, ethnic, regional, religious, and so on) and unites us as fellow human beings. There are no barriers or limitations when it comes to adding beauty — the sky’s the limit!

Ripple effect
Often with such days, the potential for movements to be created around them is always there, as with this day, which helps us recognize those who add beauty to our lives and think of ways we can pay it forward. Social media is a tool for movements around such days to gain traction and spread, so you never know just how far-reaching the ripples may be.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-making-life-beautiful-day/

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First lady Jill Biden wears 'LOVE' jacket to stand for 'unity' during UK visit
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As US nears 600K deaths, health experts warn of increasing variants; widespread vaccination protects unvaccinated: Latest COVID-19 updates
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The worst things that happen in our lives change us. Here's how: What to know if you've experienced trauma (and especially if you haven't)
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SPARKS! | Award-Winning Short Film | SCI-FI | COMEDY
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The Magical Legend Of King Arthur
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Extreme Survival Tales
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Welcome Back To Texas!
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Welcome To Texas!
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Let us continue the Texas Lizards BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Thursday, June 17th 2021: Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Wednesday, June 16th 2021: Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Tuesday, June 15th 2021: New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),
Sunday, June 13th 2021: Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
Saturday, June 12th 2021: Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Friday, June 11th 2021: Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Thursday, June 10th 2021: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 21: Texas Lizards BINGO

There are many Texas Lizards That Are Native to the Lone Star State. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Lizards!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Lizards BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloperus olivaceus),
Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus),
Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus),
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii),
Texas Banded Gecko (Coleonyx brevis),
Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus),
Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata),
Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua),
Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus),
Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (Holbrookia lacerata),
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum),
Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi),
Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum),
Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus),
Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus),
Mesquite Lizard (Sceloporus grammicus),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus),
Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis),
Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/nTuOAFX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Lizard for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/30X4nzB.png

To start the game, today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Friday, June 4th 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Thursday, June 3rd 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, June 1st 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Monday, 31st May 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Sunday, 30th May 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Saturday, 29th May 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 13th April 2021: North Shore Trail,
Tuesday, 6th April 2021: The Window Trail,
Monday, 5th April 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Sunday, 4th April 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Saturday, 3rd April 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Friday, 2nd April 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 1st April 2021: Emory Peak Trail
Sunday, 28th March 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Saturday, 27th March 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Wednesday, 24th March 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Tuesday, 23rd March 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 28th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Saturday, 27th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Thursday, 25th February 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Sunday, 21st February 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Saturday, 20th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Friday, 19th February 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 18th February 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Tuesday, 16th February 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 20: Texas Trails BINGO

There are many great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and scenic trails in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Trails!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Trails BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Riverplace Nature Trail,
The Lighthouse Trail,
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
The Window Trail,
Lost Mine Trail,
Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Emory Peak Trail,
Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Knob Hill Trail,
North Shore Trail,
Turkey Creek Trail,
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
White Rock Lake Trail,
El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Canyon Ridge Trail,
Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Walnut Creek Trail,
San Gabriel River Trail,
Wolf Mountain Trail,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/BjXDySh.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Trail for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/BpeHm54.png

To start the game, today's Texas Trail to strike off is: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe Mardi Gras Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 7th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Saturday, 6th February 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 4th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Monday, 1st February 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Sunday, 31st January 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Saturday, 30th January 2021: Emory Peak Trail,
Friday, 29th January 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Sunday, 24th January 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Saturday, 23rd January 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Friday, 22nd January 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail,
Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 19: Texas Trails BINGO

There are many great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and scenic trails in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Trails!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Trails BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Riverplace Nature Trail,
The Lighthouse Trail,
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
The Window Trail,
Lost Mine Trail,
Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Emory Peak Trail,
Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Knob Hill Trail,
North Shore Trail,
Turkey Creek Trail,
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
White Rock Lake Trail,
El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Canyon Ridge Trail,
Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Walnut Creek Trail,
San Gabriel River Trail,
Wolf Mountain Trail,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/BjXDySh.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Trail for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/BpeHm54.png

To start the game, today's Texas Trail to strike off is: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 18: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
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,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

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,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:

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

V E R N E R wrote:

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.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also 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.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier majestic

Balestier majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier majestic 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.

Balestier majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space 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.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran 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.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner: Issues Test Bed

Issues Test Bed wrote:BINGO!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jC0NRCZnBPDBFD7Gy4iAHBgG1IMYN3SZ/view?usp=sharing

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Issues Test Bed 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.

Issues Test Bed wrote:Fort Verden, of course.

Fort Verden wrote:

Alright. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Fort Verden Card gifted to The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed for 0.05.

BINGO Round 18 Winners: NewTexas and Yip Man

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

page=dispatch/id=1202525

Fort Verden wrote:

<<Facepalm>>

Oh God Buddy! I changed the rules in Round 8:

However, since this Friday is Christmas Day, I will revert to the old, Pre-Round 8 rules just for this round:

So having said that, Congratulations Buddy! You won this round! :)

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! NewTexas has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations Big Tex my 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. Just for this round, everyone who has a BINGO, whether as per the current Round's rules or the pre-Round 8 rules will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Yip Man wrote:Bingo!:

nation=yip_man/detail=factbook/id=1289854

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Yip Man has won this round of BINGO as well. 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.

I am waiting for NewTexas to choose his prize. After Big Tex has chosen his prize, Yip Man will choose his prize.

Fort Verden wrote:

Texas Butterflies BINGO - Round 18 Update

NewTexas: Big Tex my Buddy, I am still waiting for you to choose your BINGO prize so I can award it to you.

Yip Man: Max, as soon as Big Tex has chosen his prize you should post your choice so I can award your prize to you.

NewTexas wrote:Howdy Fort Verden! We found it the other day, but can't find it now. We would like the card of our Lt. Gov. Studly penguins. We cannot believe we have never gotten it before.

Yip Man wrote:Verner,

I've started a Texas card collection. Can I please have a Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Elven King Thranduil. Thanks in advance.

Fort Verden wrote:

Studly penguins’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

Trecdom2's Season 1 Card gifted to The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man for 0.10. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 19 Winner: Yip Man

Yip Man wrote:@Fort Verden

BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/Hb1WIb2

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Yip Man 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.

Yip Man wrote:@ Fort Verden: Thanks in advance Verner. I'd like to have Lohnam from Little Thranduil's deck for my cat collection please. :)

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Lohnam Card gifted to The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man for 0.05.

BINGO Round 20 Winner: Pharoah Ramenhotep

Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:I've got a BINGO Verner:

https://i.imgur.com/cZrRYAl.png

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Pharoah Ramenhotep 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.

Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:Thanks Verner. I'd like to have Pasargad's card from Fort Verden please.

Little Thranduil wrote:

Pasargad Card gifted to The Nomadic Peoples of Pharoah Ramenhotep for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 21 Winner:

BINGO Round in progress.

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

NS Coding Reference: The Complete List of NSCodes

Read factbook

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Edit: Edited because I forgot to change the BINGO Round from 20 to 21. Fixed. Ack!

Hello. Your friendly, neighborhood ambassador from Forest, here, bringing news from the region.

A new effort is underway, under the label "Voice of Forest," involving a planned series of monthly bulletins focusing on the work of notable environmental activists, produced with an aim to inspiring NationStates players to get involved with environmentalism in a way that is personal to them. Rather than something that's meant to be prescriptive, the hope instead is that each reader will come away with their own perspective on the individual and the issues discussed.

The first bulletin concerns former American First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson - a figure likely known to many in this region, being a Texan herself. We hope that it stirs discussion, whether here or on the RMB of Forest.

Lady Bird Johnson

The Voice of Forest - Issue I | June 2021 | The First Lady of Flowers


.
LADY BIRD JOHNSON



(1912-2007)


Known For:

  • First Lady of the United States of
    America (1963-1969)

  • Second Lady of the United States
    of America (1961-1963)

  • Conservation activism

  • Civil rights activism


Selected Awards:

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Congressional Gold Medal

  • Rachel Carson Award

  • Numerous dedications


"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
.

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (1912-2007) was an American socialite and First Lady of the United States of America from 1963 to 1969. She was also a successful investor, becoming a millionaire in her own right before her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was elected to office. A pioneer First Lady, Lady Bird was the first to interact directly with Congress, employ her own press secretary and campaign independently from her husband. She is also well known for both her civil rights activism and advocacy for beautifying America’s urban centres and highways.

Background


Claudia Alta was born in east Texas in 1912 to Thomas Jefferson Taylor and Minnie Lee Pattillo, although she was raised by her aunt Effie Pattillo after her mother's death in 1918. When she was a baby, her nursemaid decided she was as "pretty as a lady bird", and the nickname stuck. In 1930, after a brief stint at a women's Episcopal college in Dallas, Lady Bird decided to apply to the University of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with honours in 1933 and a bachelor's degree in journalism with distinction in 1934.

A friend in Austin introduced Lady Bird to Lyndon Baines Johnson, then a 26-year-old Congressional aide, who proposed after their first date. She did not want to rush into marriage, but thanks to his persistence she accepted his proposal ten weeks later. It was Lady Bird's inheritance that funded the launch of her husband's campaign to become a Congressman; when he enlisted in the navy at the start of the Second World War, Lady Bird ran his congressional office. During the war, Lady Bird spent $17,500 of her inheritance to buy a small local radio station in Austin and later expanded to buying a television station in 1952 (in spite of her husband's objections). Lady Bird managed both of those enterprises and in doing so she became a self-made millionaire.

As Second Lady of the United States of America, she acted as a substitute for the First Lady, Jaqueline Kennedy, at a number of events which she would later say prepared her well for her time as First Lady. That time arrived sooner than Lady Bird could ever have expected - after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 she found herself looking on as her husband was sworn in as President on Air Force One. During her time in the office of First Lady, Lady Bird employed her own press secretary and chief of staff (being the first First Lady to do so). In 1964, she defied death threats during a 1,682-mile tour of the Deep South aboard a chartered train, the Lady Bird Special, to speak directly to those who opposed her husband's recent passage of the Civil Rights Act. In doing so, she became the first President's spouse to campaign independently of her husband; as a native Texan, she later said she had thought it important that someone speak to Southern voters with respect while trying to change as many minds as possible about the necessity of desegregation and the importance of ending racial discrimination.

After the death of her husband in 1973, Lady Bird continued working on a number of personal projects and managing her investments. She spoke out for women's rights at the 1977 National Women's Conference alongside notable activists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, and her environmental activism continued into her later years. Lady Bird died in 2007 at the age of 94 and was buried next to her husband at the Johnson family cemetery in Stonewall, Texas.

Activism


At a time when environmentalism was beginning to enter the American consciousness, Lady Bird was the driving force behind the first administration to concern itself with environmental issues. A staunch nature-lover, she is undoubtedly best remembered for her efforts to beautify America's cities

Lady Bird Johnson watching over her husband, President Lyndon
Baines Johnson, as he signs the Highway Beautification Act into
law (1965).
and highways with the ultimate goal of teaching a nation to treasure and preserve the natural world. As First Lady, she supervised the cleaning of monuments and the planting of flowers in the US capital in an attempt to draw tourists and improve the lives of residents. Her efforts to protect wildflowers and plant millions of them along America's highways inspired many similar programmes across the country.

Lady Bird was also the driving force behind the 1965 Highway Beautification Act, a piece of legislation that aimed to replace highway billboards and junkyards with trees and wildflowers - so much so that the legislation was nicknamed "Lady Bird's Bill". As the first First Lady to lobby congress for the passage of a bill, she gained a reputation as a trailblazer who strongly believed that clean streets and a beautiful environment would make the US a better place to live. The Act brought nature back into the daily lives of millions of citizens, and Lady Bird's campaigning brought the subject of conservation to the public sphere.

Even after her time in the office of First Lady came to a close, Lady Bird continued to campaign for several beautification projects, including Town Lake in Austin (which would later be renamed in her honour), and served on the advisory board of the National Park Service. Together with actress Helen Hayes, she founded the National Wildflower Research Center near Austin, Texas, in 1982 which would later be renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Today, the wildflower centre is still dedicated to the preservation and use of native plants through research and education. It is often seen as an embodiment of Lady Bird's vision to protect and preserve the natural beauty of the US, both taking care of nature and communities while integrating the two. After founding the centre, Lady Bird would go on to write: "I'm optimistic that the world of native plants will not only survive, but will thrive for environmental and economic reasons, and for reasons of the heart."



The Voice of Forest - Issue I - "The First Lady of Flowers"
Thanks For Reading!
Published June 2021 - Written and Edited by Terrabod
Read dispatch

Steppe wrote:Hello. Your friendly, neighborhood ambassador from Forest, here, bringing news from the region.

A new effort is underway, under the label "Voice of Forest," involving a planned series of monthly bulletins focusing on the work of notable environmental activists, produced with an aim to inspiring NationStates players to get involved with environmentalism in a way that is personal to them. Rather than something that's meant to be prescriptive, the hope instead is that each reader will come away with their own perspective on the individual and the issues discussed.

The first bulletin concerns former American First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson - a figure likely known to many in this region, being a Texan herself. We hope that it stirs discussion, whether here or on the RMB of Forest.

Lady Bird Johnson

The Voice of Forest - Issue I | June 2021 | The First Lady of Flowers


.
LADY BIRD JOHNSON



(1912-2007)


Known For:

  • First Lady of the United States of
    America (1963-1969)

  • Second Lady of the United States
    of America (1961-1963)

  • Conservation activism

  • Civil rights activism


Selected Awards:

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Congressional Gold Medal

  • Rachel Carson Award

  • Numerous dedications


"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
.

Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (1912-2007) was an American socialite and First Lady of the United States of America from 1963 to 1969. She was also a successful investor, becoming a millionaire in her own right before her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was elected to office. A pioneer First Lady, Lady Bird was the first to interact directly with Congress, employ her own press secretary and campaign independently from her husband. She is also well known for both her civil rights activism and advocacy for beautifying America’s urban centres and highways.

Background


Claudia Alta was born in east Texas in 1912 to Thomas Jefferson Taylor and Minnie Lee Pattillo, although she was raised by her aunt Effie Pattillo after her mother's death in 1918. When she was a baby, her nursemaid decided she was as "pretty as a lady bird", and the nickname stuck. In 1930, after a brief stint at a women's Episcopal college in Dallas, Lady Bird decided to apply to the University of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with honours in 1933 and a bachelor's degree in journalism with distinction in 1934.

A friend in Austin introduced Lady Bird to Lyndon Baines Johnson, then a 26-year-old Congressional aide, who proposed after their first date. She did not want to rush into marriage, but thanks to his persistence she accepted his proposal ten weeks later. It was Lady Bird's inheritance that funded the launch of her husband's campaign to become a Congressman; when he enlisted in the navy at the start of the Second World War, Lady Bird ran his congressional office. During the war, Lady Bird spent $17,500 of her inheritance to buy a small local radio station in Austin and later expanded to buying a television station in 1952 (in spite of her husband's objections). Lady Bird managed both of those enterprises and in doing so she became a self-made millionaire.

As Second Lady of the United States of America, she acted as a substitute for the First Lady, Jaqueline Kennedy, at a number of events which she would later say prepared her well for her time as First Lady. That time arrived sooner than Lady Bird could ever have expected - after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 she found herself looking on as her husband was sworn in as President on Air Force One. During her time in the office of First Lady, Lady Bird employed her own press secretary and chief of staff (being the first First Lady to do so). In 1964, she defied death threats during a 1,682-mile tour of the Deep South aboard a chartered train, the Lady Bird Special, to speak directly to those who opposed her husband's recent passage of the Civil Rights Act. In doing so, she became the first President's spouse to campaign independently of her husband; as a native Texan, she later said she had thought it important that someone speak to Southern voters with respect while trying to change as many minds as possible about the necessity of desegregation and the importance of ending racial discrimination.

After the death of her husband in 1973, Lady Bird continued working on a number of personal projects and managing her investments. She spoke out for women's rights at the 1977 National Women's Conference alongside notable activists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, and her environmental activism continued into her later years. Lady Bird died in 2007 at the age of 94 and was buried next to her husband at the Johnson family cemetery in Stonewall, Texas.

Activism


At a time when environmentalism was beginning to enter the American consciousness, Lady Bird was the driving force behind the first administration to concern itself with environmental issues. A staunch nature-lover, she is undoubtedly best remembered for her efforts to beautify America's cities

Lady Bird Johnson watching over her husband, President Lyndon
Baines Johnson, as he signs the Highway Beautification Act into
law (1965).
and highways with the ultimate goal of teaching a nation to treasure and preserve the natural world. As First Lady, she supervised the cleaning of monuments and the planting of flowers in the US capital in an attempt to draw tourists and improve the lives of residents. Her efforts to protect wildflowers and plant millions of them along America's highways inspired many similar programmes across the country.

Lady Bird was also the driving force behind the 1965 Highway Beautification Act, a piece of legislation that aimed to replace highway billboards and junkyards with trees and wildflowers - so much so that the legislation was nicknamed "Lady Bird's Bill". As the first First Lady to lobby congress for the passage of a bill, she gained a reputation as a trailblazer who strongly believed that clean streets and a beautiful environment would make the US a better place to live. The Act brought nature back into the daily lives of millions of citizens, and Lady Bird's campaigning brought the subject of conservation to the public sphere.

Even after her time in the office of First Lady came to a close, Lady Bird continued to campaign for several beautification projects, including Town Lake in Austin (which would later be renamed in her honour), and served on the advisory board of the National Park Service. Together with actress Helen Hayes, she founded the National Wildflower Research Center near Austin, Texas, in 1982 which would later be renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Today, the wildflower centre is still dedicated to the preservation and use of native plants through research and education. It is often seen as an embodiment of Lady Bird's vision to protect and preserve the natural beauty of the US, both taking care of nature and communities while integrating the two. After founding the centre, Lady Bird would go on to write: "I'm optimistic that the world of native plants will not only survive, but will thrive for environmental and economic reasons, and for reasons of the heart."



The Voice of Forest - Issue I - "The First Lady of Flowers"
Thanks For Reading!
Published June 2021 - Written and Edited by Terrabod
Read dispatch

Lady Bird Johnson was one of the most iconic first ladies United States ever had.
To quote her
"The environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become"
Her work in beautification of Washington DC and Highways Beautification Act are some of the gifts given by this great daughter of Texas to America and the world.

I agree with the great American soldier Davy Crockett in the truest sense of the term when he said,
"You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas".
A self professed obsessed admirer of Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird, there is no place I love more than Texas next to my motherland.
Thus, I have chosen the great region of Texas as my first stop for a courtesy call with the Nation States International Community subsequent to my election as the President-Elect of the region India.
Texas is one of our oldest allies, and we don't just respect that, we cherish it.
I convey my regards to Founder/Delegate NewTexas and Secretary of State Trecdom2, rest of the cabinet and the great people of Texas.
We hope to increase ties between Texas and India in the days to come.
Regards,
Hindu Puri
President-elect, Government of India
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Steppe wrote:Hello. Your friendly, neighborhood ambassador from Forest, here, bringing news from the region.

Thank you Steppe Buddy! Greatly appreciated. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Red Rose Day
National Jerky Day

Quotes of the Day:

“Resilience is created through will and determination to keep getting up when things knock you down, coupled with a determination to learn from the experience.” - Stephen Murgatroyd, ‎Sarajane Aris

“People who are resilient are also able to pursue opportunities in the face of challenges.” - Lee Coit

Music of the Day:

Coldplay - Viva La Vida (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE

On This Day In History:
1864 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat
1931 Al Capone is indicted on 5,000 counts of prohibition and perjury
1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam
1997 Shakespeare's Globe theatre opens in London, England, replica of original Globe theatre (1599-1642) with performance of Henry V, after campaign by Sam Wanamaker
2012 World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
2018 singapore summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump - first time a North Korean leader and an incumbent US President have ever met
2018 AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner can go ahead according to US district court judge
2019 Earliest evidence of humans smoking cannabis discovered in 2,500-year-old grave in Pamir Mountains, China, published in "Science Advances"
2019 World’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, worth $1 trillion, gets authorization to drop fossil fuel investments from Norway's government

National Red Rose Day

National Red Rose Day is celebrated on June 12, in the U.S., to pay tribute to one of the most iconic symbols of love and romance throughout history — the red rose. Incidentally, the rose is also the birth flower for June, and June is a popular month for weddings; so what could be more apt. While roses all over the nation begin to bloom, National Red Rose Day is a time for lovers, botanists, florists, and basically, anyone else, to get together to pay tribute to this classical flower. It has stood the test of time and will probably do so for years to come. The best part is that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a nature lover, just stopping to smell the roses and marvel at their beauty; or if you’re a hopeless romantic who likes to make gestures — the red rose is as versatile as can be, to suit your interpretation of it. Also, did you know that in three different languages (Spanish, Portuguese, and French) the word ‘rose’ means ‘red?’ How’s that for serendipity!

HISTORY OF NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY
In keeping with the sense of romance and mystique which a red rose can evoke, the exact origins of National Red Rose Day are unknown, though it is said to have branched off from Rose Day (celebrated during Valentine’s Week in February), for the past decade. Whatever the reason for this separation, we are glad to have an excuse to give this scarlet bloom its due.

Surprisingly, the first records of roses being cultivated come from China, around 5000 years ago, during the Han Dynasty (141-87 B.C.). Though the flowers were what we call Chinese roses (a variant of Hibiscus flowers) or wild roses, they had similar characteristics to the modern-day red rose and can be seen in paintings and pottery of that era. The red rose then made its way to the culture-soaked civilizations of Rome and Greece, where it was cultivated and evolved into what we know it as today, in the Middle East especially. For the Greeks and Romans, the red rose was a symbol of luxury and an object of inspiration for many painters and writers. Perhaps that is why we now associate this luxurious flower with passion and grandiosity. By the time Christianity spread to Europe, the rose’s popularity dipped because it was seen as encouraging vices like excess and decadence.

However, it soon rose in popularity again and went on to have a bit of a bloody history too. In Tudor England (1500s), two royal factions — House of York and House of Lancaster, each with a rose as their symbol, fought a series of battles against each other; which are now collectively termed as the War of the Roses. House Lancaster (red rose) eventually emerged victoriously and the two roses were merged to form the ‘Tudor Rose’. Other than this bit of violent history, however, the red rose continues to be a popular expression of love, romance, beauty, and all things that are right with the world.

NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY TIMELINE
1455
War of the Roses Begins

Battles are fought between two opposing Houses under the monarchy in England, each represented by a rose (red and white).

1974
The Rose Makes Poetic History

Robert Burns first publishes “A Red, Red Rose” as a Scots song, which later becomes a poem.

1986
The Rose Becomes the U.S. National Flower

President Ronald Reagan declares the rose as the national flower of America, standing in the White House rose garden.

2016
The Rose Gets Its Own Coinage

Canadian artist, Claudio D’Angelo, creates a $3 silver coin with two blooming roses; plated in rose gold.

NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY FAQS
Is there an International Rose Day?

International Rose Day is celebrated on June 25. However, the kind of rose we’re talking about here is Rosé — a delicious pink wine which is perfect for a nice brunch out in the garden, among the roses hopefully!

What is meant by Rose Day?
Rose Day is usually celebrated the week before Valentine’s Day and can include roses of all colors to express different things. National Red Rose Day is special because it singles out the red rose specifically and pays homage to this classic version.

What do different rose colors symbolize?
Red roses symbolize love, beauty, courage, respect, and romance. White roses symbolize innocence and purity. Pink roses symbolize admiration and sympathy. Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and fascination. Yellow roses symbolize joy, freedom, and friendship. Cream roses symbolize charm, thoughtfulness, and graciousness. Additionally, a rose without thorns tells the receiver that it was ‘love at first sight’!

HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY
Let your creativity flow

There’s a trend on social media to share prompts and let people create what they will around them. Let the red rose be your prompt and see where your creativity leads you. Go the classic route with a song, poem, or painting; or think out-of-the-box and use it to create something uniquely you!

Organize a pub quiz
If we had a dime for every red rose reference in pop culture throughout the ages, we’d be able to afford a rose petal bath every day! Be it in songs, movies, books, or quotes — rose references abound. So why not do some research, get your gang together, and organize a rose-themed pub quiz?

Visit a rose garden
Since June is when the roses are looking their best, plan an outing with friends or family, to take in that sweet summer air in any of the popular rose gardens across the country. If a road trip is not in the cards, you can always grow your own rose garden, it doesn’t require green fingers.

5 FACTS ABOUT ROSES WHICH YOU MAY NOT KNOW
Not just the U.S. national flower

Ecuador, Slovakia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Maldives, England, Iran, Iraq, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Romania all claim the rose as their own.

They can live a millennium
The oldest living rose (Hildesheim Rose) is 1000 years old, growing in a Cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany.

Each rose hue has meaning
A caution to the wise — be careful when you pick out roses, as each color expresses something different.

Rose cultivation can be lucrative
Rose breeder, David Austin, spent 15 years and $5 million on his Juliet Rose, which sold for a whopping $15.8 million, in 2006.

Sssh! Red roses meant secrecy
In ancient Rome, wearing a red rose or keeping it outside a door meant one is sworn to secrecy, hence the term ‘sub rosa’ means ‘secret’.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY
Red roses have universal appeal

Whatever your cultural context, the red rose unites us all with its universal symbolism for love, romance, passion, and intrigue. Weddings the world over continue to use red roses in decorations, bouquets, and wedding attire — they complement many a blushing bride. To this day, giving someone a red rose is an unspoken confession of love, no matter where in the world you are.

Roses contribute to awareness
Complete with a heartwarming anecdote, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Australia celebrates its own National Red Rose Day (sometime in May), thanks to the mispronunciation of a four year old suffering from the same condition. In 1965, Mary Weiss volunteered for the Cystic Fibrosis US Foundation, knowing her three sons had it. Her son Richard told his mom that she worked for “65 roses,” and thus the day of awareness was born — ‘65 roses for Cystic Fibrosis,’ with the foundation’s logo including a rose.

Red roses have many uses
To quote Shakespeare, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, yet we’re glad the name stuck. To think of a red rose is to think of its heady fragrance; so it’s no wonder that rose essence is a popular perfume ingredient. Roses also have medicinal value and are used in cooking and beverages too (hello cocktails!).

https://nationaltoday.com/national-red-rose-day/

National Jerky Day

National Jerky Day is celebrated on June 12, which is a cause for celebration for meat lovers all over. For centuries and across cultures, people have been finding innovative ways to preserve their meat (before the days of the refrigerator), and National Jerky Day seeks to celebrate one of the most successful ways of doing so — by curing and drying meat. Essentially jerky can refer to any meat (alligator, kangaroo … you name it!) that has been cut into strips, dehydrated, and then cured. Some variants have flavors added to them, while some are also smoked. Either way, jerky is a food that is gaining popularity as people recognize the practical (and health) benefits of this meaty treat.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL JERKY DAY
National Jerky Day was first founded in 2012, by two major meat companies — Jack Link’s Beef Jerky and the Wisconsin Beef Council. The idea behind it was not only to increase sales but to celebrate the growing rise in popularity of dried meat snacks all over. According to some consumer surveys, the demand for meat snacks now comes second only to that of potato chips, hence jerky deserves a day of its own!

Historically, we have only to think of any hunter-gatherer communities or nomadic tribes and dried meat comes to mind as the main element of their diets. Hence methods of curing and drying meat have also been around for centuries. It is the best way to preserve meat, reduce its bulk, and also carry it on the go. The word ‘jerky’ itself gets its origins from the ancient Incan language Quechua, where the term ‘ch’arki’ was used to refer to ‘dried, salted meat’. Once the Spanish came to South America, they changed the word to ‘charqui,’ which was then anglicized into the word ‘jerky.’ The invention of beef jerky is now commonly attributed to South America in the 1800s, however, there have been versions of jerky invented across history and people groups. For example, many Native American tribes also made their own jerky out of buffalo meat. They would combine this with dried fruits and suet (hard fat of beef) to make a food called ‘pemmican’. This would last long and be ideal for traveling because it was both nutritious and portable.

Today, there is a huge market for jerky in its different forms across the world. A peek into any meat-eating culture might show you different methods of preparing dried meat but, at the end of the day, it’s all forms of jerky. Across the U.S. itself, every gas station, supermarket, and convenience store is bound to have a selection of jerky, elevating snacking to another level.

NATIONAL JERKY DAY TIMELINE
3100 B.C.
Jerky Becomes a Travel Food

Evidence from tombs shows Ancient Egyptians storing jerky to feed their dead during the journey to the afterlife.

1550s
Jerky is Named

The South American Quechua tribe (part of the Incan civilization) invents the origin of the word jerky — ‘ch’arki.’

1860s
Jerky Becomes a Cowboy Staple

As cattle drives increase, cowboys travel with chuckwagons, eating jerky on the move.

1990s
Jerky Goes Out of this World

Astronauts choose jerky as an essential food item on their trips to space.

NATIONAL JERKY DAY FAQS
What is National Craft Jerky Day?

National Craft Jerky Day, celebrated on November 27, pays homage to Craft Jerky in particular. It’s more of a popular jerky brand representation.

Why is jerky healthy?
Beef jerky is a good source of protein as well as containing many vitamins and minerals like zinc, iron, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and folate. It also has low-fat content, so it’s a Keto dieter’s dream snack.

What is the healthiest jerky to eat?
Since jerky is high in protein, it is slower to digest than carbohydrates are, hence it leaves you feeling full for longer. Another added benefit of beef jerky is that it doesn’t produce insulin, which is a hormone that signals the body to store fat.

HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL JERKY DAY
Explore the world of jerky

If there’s a particular brand or flavor of jerky that you stick to, we dare you to try something new. Go to your nearest convenience or variety store and surprise yourself by choosing a different flavor or type of jerky. If you feel particularly adventurous, try some kangaroo, alligator, Hawaiian, or caffeinated jerky — they may have you coming for more.

Read up and DIY
Expand your horizons (and culinary skills) by reading up on different ways to make jerky. Then pick one and experiment. Jerky does not always have to be eaten as a snack, it can be used as an ingredient in soups, stews, etc. as well; especially if you’re doing an outdoor cookout.

Buy one and feed a child
In 2010, in Amarillo, Texas, Dyron and Kelly Howell discovered 10 hungry kids and realized that more than 3,200 children in the city’s school district relied on school meals for their daily food. Together with the beef and dairy community, as well as charities that provided kids with food packs, SP4K was formed. The organization now provides protein-rich ‘snack packs’ for kids, which include jerky — specifically, SP4K Beef Stiks, offered by Clint and Sons, a meat company.

5 VERSIONS OF JERKY FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Pemmican

Made by Native American tribes, this version combines dried meat, fats, and berries.

Coppiette
Italian meat sticks are seasoned with salt, fennel, and red pepper flakes, then dried by the fireplace in pairs.

Quant’a
The Ethiopian version where meat strips are seasoned with salt, black pepper, and a special spice mix called Berbere.

Kilishi
Beef strips dipped in a sauce of peanuts, onion, and spices, then dried — they are popular in Nigeria and Niger.

Biltong
South African beef jerky that gets its name from the Dutch for ‘rump’ and ‘tongue’ — a vinegared jerky.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL JERKY DAY
Jerky is convenient

Not only is jerky easy to pack and carry around, but it can also be marketed anywhere. Apparently jerky wins over other salty snacks like popcorn and savory pretzels, so you know we’re not just trying to promote it.

Jerky is adaptable
The great thing about jerky is how versatile it can be. Not only are there a myriad of different recipes and methods for preparing it, but there are also flavors galore, which make it the perfect food to experiment in the kitchen with. If pre-packaged jerky is more your speed, there’s enough variety in that department to have your head spinning too!

All the flavor, none of the weight
Not only is jerky a 75% reduction of the weight of the meat due to it being dehydrated, but it’s also great for keeping the weight off you! Densely packed with all the protein goodness and other nutrients that meat has, it’s a light snack, both literally and figuratively, as it has health benefits (being low in fat and high in protein).

https://nationaltoday.com/national-jerky-day/

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/06/12/us-nears-600-000-covid-deaths-vaccination-goal-california-reopening/7658781002/

'People were freaking out': 13 injured in shooting in downtown Austin's entertainment district
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Let us continue the Texas Lizards BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Thursday, June 17th 2021: Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Wednesday, June 16th 2021: Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Tuesday, June 15th 2021: New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),
Sunday, June 13th 2021: Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
Saturday, June 12th 2021: Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Friday, June 11th 2021: Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Thursday, June 10th 2021: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 21: Texas Lizards BINGO

There are many Texas Lizards That Are Native to the Lone Star State. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Lizards!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Lizards BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloperus olivaceus),
Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus),
Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus),
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii),
Texas Banded Gecko (Coleonyx brevis),
Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus),
Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata),
Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua),
Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus),
Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (Holbrookia lacerata),
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum),
Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi),
Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum),
Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus),
Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus),
Mesquite Lizard (Sceloporus grammicus),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus),
Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis),
Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/nTuOAFX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Lizard for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/30X4nzB.png

To start the game, today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Friday, June 4th 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Thursday, June 3rd 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, June 1st 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Monday, 31st May 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Sunday, 30th May 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Saturday, 29th May 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 13th April 2021: North Shore Trail,
Tuesday, 6th April 2021: The Window Trail,
Monday, 5th April 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Sunday, 4th April 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Saturday, 3rd April 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Friday, 2nd April 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 1st April 2021: Emory Peak Trail
Sunday, 28th March 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Saturday, 27th March 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Wednesday, 24th March 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Tuesday, 23rd March 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 28th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Saturday, 27th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Thursday, 25th February 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Sunday, 21st February 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Saturday, 20th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Friday, 19th February 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 18th February 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Tuesday, 16th February 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 20: Texas Trails BINGO

There are many great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and scenic trails in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Trails!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Trails BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Riverplace Nature Trail,
The Lighthouse Trail,
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
The Window Trail,
Lost Mine Trail,
Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Emory Peak Trail,
Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Knob Hill Trail,
North Shore Trail,
Turkey Creek Trail,
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
White Rock Lake Trail,
El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Canyon Ridge Trail,
Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Walnut Creek Trail,
San Gabriel River Trail,
Wolf Mountain Trail,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/BjXDySh.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Trail for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/BpeHm54.png

To start the game, today's Texas Trail to strike off is: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe Mardi Gras Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 7th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Saturday, 6th February 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 4th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Monday, 1st February 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Sunday, 31st January 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Saturday, 30th January 2021: Emory Peak Trail,
Friday, 29th January 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Sunday, 24th January 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Saturday, 23rd January 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Friday, 22nd January 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail,
Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 19: Texas Trails BINGO

There are many great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and scenic trails in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Trails!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Trails BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Riverplace Nature Trail,
The Lighthouse Trail,
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
The Window Trail,
Lost Mine Trail,
Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Emory Peak Trail,
Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Knob Hill Trail,
North Shore Trail,
Turkey Creek Trail,
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
White Rock Lake Trail,
El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Canyon Ridge Trail,
Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Walnut Creek Trail,
San Gabriel River Trail,
Wolf Mountain Trail,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/BjXDySh.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Trail for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/BpeHm54.png

To start the game, today's Texas Trail to strike off is: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 18: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
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,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

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,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:

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

V E R N E R wrote:

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.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also 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.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier majestic

Balestier majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier majestic 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.

Balestier majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space 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.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran 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.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner: Issues Test Bed

Issues Test Bed wrote:BINGO!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jC0NRCZnBPDBFD7Gy4iAHBgG1IMYN3SZ/view?usp=sharing

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Issues Test Bed 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.

Issues Test Bed wrote:Fort Verden, of course.

Fort Verden wrote:

Alright. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Fort Verden Card gifted to The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed for 0.05.

BINGO Round 18 Winners: NewTexas and Yip Man

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

page=dispatch/id=1202525

Fort Verden wrote:

<<Facepalm>>

Oh God Buddy! I changed the rules in Round 8:

However, since this Friday is Christmas Day, I will revert to the old, Pre-Round 8 rules just for this round:

So having said that, Congratulations Buddy! You won this round! :)

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! NewTexas has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations Big Tex my 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. Just for this round, everyone who has a BINGO, whether as per the current Round's rules or the pre-Round 8 rules will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Yip Man wrote:Bingo!:

nation=yip_man/detail=factbook/id=1289854

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Yip Man has won this round of BINGO as well. 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.

I am waiting for NewTexas to choose his prize. After Big Tex has chosen his prize, Yip Man will choose his prize.

Fort Verden wrote:

Texas Butterflies BINGO - Round 18 Update

NewTexas: Big Tex my Buddy, I am still waiting for you to choose your BINGO prize so I can award it to you.

Yip Man: Max, as soon as Big Tex has chosen his prize you should post your choice so I can award your prize to you.

NewTexas wrote:Howdy Fort Verden! We found it the other day, but can't find it now. We would like the card of our Lt. Gov. Studly penguins. We cannot believe we have never gotten it before.

Yip Man wrote:Verner,

I've started a Texas card collection. Can I please have a Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Elven King Thranduil. Thanks in advance.

Fort Verden wrote:

Studly penguins’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

Trecdom2's Season 1 Card gifted to The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man for 0.10. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 19 Winner: Yip Man

Yip Man wrote:@Fort Verden

BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/Hb1WIb2

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Yip Man 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.

Yip Man wrote:@ Fort Verden: Thanks in advance Verner. I'd like to have Lohnam from Little Thranduil's deck for my cat collection please. :)

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Lohnam Card gifted to The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man for 0.05.

BINGO Round 20 Winner: Pharoah Ramenhotep

Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:I've got a BINGO Verner:

https://i.imgur.com/cZrRYAl.png

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Pharoah Ramenhotep 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.

Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:Thanks Verner. I'd like to have Pasargad's card from Fort Verden please.

Little Thranduil wrote:

Pasargad Card gifted to The Nomadic Peoples of Pharoah Ramenhotep for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 21 Winner:

BINGO Round in progress.

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

NS Coding Reference: The Complete List of NSCodes

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

We hope you are no longer confused. It is taco and chill time! Are you ready for some Saturday Breakfast, still All-Fresh, still All-New? With one Year of Saturday Breakfast In Place under our belt, it is time to kick it into creativity overdrive! 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 2,433,661,000,000 of you.

Today's special breakfast will Saturday Peppers & Onion & Egg Breakfast Tacos [COVID-19 Week LXIV Edition]! The Head Chef is still on a roll like Mick Jagger! He is raising the humble breakfast taco into the range of haute cuisine. And, once again, it is going to be super simple. This week, the NewTexas Abuelas y Abuelitas have been chopping green bell peppers, poblano peppers, jalapeño peppers, and sweet Texas 1015 yellow onion all night so they can be sautéed up before being scrambled in with the ubiquitous boatload of scrambled Texas Grade A, farm-fresh, Organic Eggs is whipped up in the ginormous black cast-iron skillets. The green and yellow masterpiece is topped with a sprig of cilantro and a sprig of parsley for a touch of brightness. Remember, a whole egg in every taco!®

Today's Special Salsa is our all-new - Salsa Ranch - this is simply a 50-50 mix of Ranch Dressing and Salsa Roja, the Texas Gold Standard red salsa prepared with tomatoes, garlic, onions, jalapeños, and a touch of cilantro. A sealed cup of Texas-made Longhorn Cheddar Jack cheese is also included for those who just need cheese. 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. Hang in there!

***** Texas Shout Outs *****

@ Indian Empire - Texans, our Secretary of Defense, IE, needs our prayers for him and his family. They are going through some rough times and every little bit helps. Get well soon MaIE!

***** 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, VirtualTexans, and plenty of Friends of Texans. We have it all and all are welcome. Texas Chat, 843 weeks and running! For the math-challenged, that is over 16¾ years! Check it out! Good stuff!

Greetings from 10000 Islands! Our diplomatic staff is pleased to present the latest regional report, highlighting XKI news and events from May. To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link:


10000 Islands Emissary Report


Date: May, 2021
Population: 1129 nations
Delegate Endorsement: 350
Forum: Link10000islands.proboards.com
Discord: Linkdiscord.gg/4uWZbNS

TITO Command


Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles
~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England

Government


As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Valentian Elysium
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux


Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

May Senatorial Elections


The May elections saw the Blue Canaria North and New Republica South seats go up for grabs. Incumbent BCN senator Porflox ran uncontested and was re-elected to the post. The NRS seat was a completely different story. Three major competitors emerged, with Valentian Elysium, Flying Eagles, and Silvedania all announcing their candidacy. After a hotly contested initial round of voting, Valentian Elysium was able to achieve only 50 percent of the vote, triggering a voting run-off between Flying Eagles and Valentian Elysium. This too ended in a tie, which left the final decision to the Council of 9, which voted for Valentian Elysium. Congratulations to all the candidates who ran great campaigns this month, and Valentian Elysium and Porflox who won!

Around the Islands


~ Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann was named featured nation of May by Minister of Education Free Las Pinas! Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann has been an very active participant in our regional defense organization TITO since they arrived. They also did exceptionally well during the Defender Olympics, winning a gold medal in spotting for our region. You can read more about this here.


~ The May House Cup and Shield competition saw 10000 Islands' many houses go toe to toe and compete in recruitment contests. The House of Wordy blew the competition out of the water in total recruiting and telegrams per nation thanks to furious recruitment from New Fjordland who single handedly sent over 11 thousand tgs! Free Las Pinas brought the House of Aersoldorf the House Scepter award for highest success rate tg success rate over their more than 600 telegrams. You can read more about it Linkhere.


~ Zaberaz Hapang and Haivon launched the new 10001th Island RP on 10000 Islands' discord server. All are invited to join, and all you have to do is join the discord!

Islander Achievements


~ 10000 Islands' artists have been active this month, with the advent of regional banners inspiring Porymonia and Cannicat to create their own art about our RP region, A Taco Archipelago! You can check Porymonia's out Linkhere, and Cannicat's here.

~ Jedinsto III (on Jedinsto) passed their first WA resolution with over 80 percent support on GA Resolution #555 "Protecting Imprisoned Youths". Congratulations on a job well done, and hopefully a future of even more great resolution writing!

XKI Game-Side


Regional pollster Jabberwocky took a look at cloning with questions about human and animal cloning. In a poll about cloning of non-human cloning where islander's overwhelmingly voted for in order to help solve global hunger. Meanwhile, the poll on human cloning saw much more diverse answers with islander's split between creating extra organs and accelerating research, while others arguing for the rights of clones.


~ We're featured!?
~ We must get Joe to endorse Wischland!
~ You're nowhere near as low as me!
~ A wild legend has appeared!

Meet The Nation


This month, I spoke with Tsuki No Hana/Aeslann. They're an active member of TITO and our monthly featured nation, and we spoke about their time so far in XKI.


Porflox: Is there a particular reason you decided to join XKI?
Tsuki: I really liked the recruitment telegram. It listed so many possibilities, it was impossible not to move to XKI! The promise of TITO enforced safety was also very appealing to me.
Although I was new to the game, I was determined to experience as much as possible.
XKI seemed like a golden opportunity for that. And it is.
Porflox: Cool! Now, is there something non-TITO related that you really enjoyed in XKI?
Tsuki: In my early days of NS, I didn't really get involved in much activity, and I still don't, really. But I think the most enjoyable thing about my non-TITO time in XKI is the RMB. The people there were very welcoming, and made me feel right at home. They were amazing at answering questions, and giving me pointers. This alone made me love XKI.
Porflox: Now after you joined TITO, is there an experience that you really enjoyed?
Tsuki: I think my favorite part of my TITO time thus far is the people. The banter we share during updates is actually quite nice for me (especially calling Hame a caveman xD). The TITO group is also quite welcoming and patient, which really helped during my first few weeks as a defender. All in all, an amazing experience.
Porflox: Is there a particular person who really helped make your NS journey enjoyable?
Tsuki: There's so many! There's so many people who have helped make NS an wonferful experience for me. Some from XKI, and some from abroad. If I had to pick a single person, I would choose my boyfriend, whom I met here on NS. If I had to pick someone in XKI... there's way too many. So many wonderful people. Flying Eagles, Control, Hame, Wisch, Val... all of XKI has really been a blessing to me, and each and every one of them has made my NS experience truly special.
Porflox: Now looking back, what would you say to your former self before joining TITO?
Tsuki: I would say to me, "You've found gold. XKI is a wonderful place, full if wonderful people. Stop being afraid, and go participate!"
I was too afraid to get into defending, which is why it took me several months to join.
Porflox: Ok :) Thanks for your time!
Tsuki: It was my pleasure ^-^

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!
Porflox


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^ Indian Empire: IEBuddy, my family and I will be praying for God to protect and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time and for your Mom to get well soon.

^ XKI Free Las Pinas: Thank you for the update Buddy! Greatly appreciated. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Children’s Day

Quotes of the Day:
“So relax when you are tired or bored. More battles are lost for want of sleep than for inadequate preparation.”- Pavan Choudary, When You Are Sinking Become A Submarine

“When you are tired, speaking gently will take effort. But I can assure you that the peace it brings to your home is well worth it.”- Pavan Choudary, When You Are Sinking Become A Submarine

Music of the Day:

IKE Shooter Gangnam Style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFqlwAWuMTg
(US Navy Shooters having fun on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Parodied Gangnam Style.)

On This Day In History:
1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
1957 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Massachusetts
1966 US Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights
1967 Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st African American Supreme Court justice
1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
1994 A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages
1997 Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentence Timothy McVeigh to death
2019 Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in lochs) far older than first thought, radiocarbon dated to 3640-3360 BC, older than Stonehenge

National Children’s Day

The second Sunday in June rewinds time for a moment for a celebration known as National Children’s Day in the United States.

The day honors the children in our lives by slowing down our fast-paced lives, turning off the tech, and refocusing on the important things. Taking one day may not be enough, but using it as an opportunity to redirect our family’s lives may be an important step in a child’s life.

Children look up to the adults in their lives for guidance. While their personalities are unique, they develop their character as they spend time with you and me.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChildrensDay
Cherish our children, spend time with them. Seize the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren. Make it your mission to:

Start new traditions.
Explore the outdoors.
Tell family stories.
Be creative through art or music.
Teach them something new.
Open your heart to new ideas.
Listen to your children.
Seek adventure with your children.
Break out of old routines.
Pursue new opportunities with your children.
Share your adventures with your children using #NationalChildrensDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY HISTORY
Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts started Children’s Day in 1856 as a special day to Baptize children. He originally named it Rose Day. In 1995, President Clinton proclaimed National Children’s Day as October 8th. He was later followed by President Bush in 2001 who declared the first Sunday in June as National Child’s Day. However, National Children’s Day is generally celebrated the second Sunday in June or October 8th.

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/childrens-day-second-sunday-in-june/

Biden in the UK, Netanyahu's fate, Westminster Dog Show: 5 things to know this weekend
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Biden administration reallocates $2.2 billion in Trump border wall funds to military projects
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/11/joe-biden-administration-redirects-donald-trumps-border-wall-funds/7655770002/

Bye to Microsoft IE, and hello, new Apple iMac
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/05/22/microsoft-internet-explorer-windows-retired-apple-imac-netflix-gaming/5201300001/

E3 2021: 'Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora' and 'Mario + Rabbids,' rest of latest video game announcements
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2021/06/12/e-3-2021-announcements-saturday-ubisoft-gearbox/7668661002/

Retirement: The estimated costs of a comfortable retirement in every state in the US
https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/money/2021/02/11/what-it-costs-to-retire-in-every-state/115433232/

Blue Origin auctions seat on space flight with Jeff Bezos and his brother for $28 million
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/06/12/blue-origin-auctions-seat-space-flight-jeff-bezos-28-m/7670641002/

Investing can get expensive: Here are 3 ways to start with $100 or less
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/investing/2021/06/12/how-start-investing-100-less/45610685/

Best Buy is having an epic 3-day sale just in time for Father's Day 2021
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewed/2021/06/12/fathers-day-2021-save-tech-dad-best-buy-3-day-sale/7669712002/

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Cute CGI 3D Animated Short Film ** DUST BUDDIES **- Funny Animation by Ringling College
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OhUJyF1bYo

Too Quick To Judge (Touching Short-Film)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzn_AKN67oI

Arnold Schwarzenegger Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srksXVEkfAs

Concorde's Overture. Will We Have a New Supersonic Jet Soon? - Boom SuperSonic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABxqh5x2m1E

NORAD and The Cheyenne Mountain Complex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo5iM2NaArI

Incredible Facts about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1hVxw7uh28

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Let us continue the Texas Lizards BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Thursday, June 17th 2021: Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Wednesday, June 16th 2021: Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Tuesday, June 15th 2021: New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),
Sunday, June 13th 2021: Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
Saturday, June 12th 2021: Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Friday, June 11th 2021: Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Thursday, June 10th 2021: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 21: Texas Lizards BINGO

There are many Texas Lizards That Are Native to the Lone Star State. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Lizards!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Lizards BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis),
Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloperus olivaceus),
Texas Alligator Lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis),
Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus),
Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris),
Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus),
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii),
Texas Banded Gecko (Coleonyx brevis),
Reticulated Gecko (Coleonyx reticulatus),
Lesser Earless Lizard (Holbrookia maculata),
Keeled Earless Lizard (Holbrookia propinqua),
Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus),
Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (Holbrookia lacerata),
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum),
Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi),
Round-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma modestum),
Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus),
Great Plains Skink (Plestiodon obsoletus),
Mesquite Lizard (Sceloporus grammicus),
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus),
Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis),
Laredo Striped Whiptail (Aspidoscelis laredoensis),
New Mexico Whiptail (Aspidoscelis neomexicana),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/nTuOAFX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Lizard for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/30X4nzB.png

To start the game, today's Texas Lizard to strike off is: Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Friday, June 4th 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Thursday, June 3rd 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, June 1st 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Monday, 31st May 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Sunday, 30th May 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Saturday, 29th May 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 13th April 2021: North Shore Trail,
Tuesday, 6th April 2021: The Window Trail,
Monday, 5th April 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Sunday, 4th April 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Saturday, 3rd April 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Friday, 2nd April 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 1st April 2021: Emory Peak Trail
Sunday, 28th March 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Saturday, 27th March 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Wednesday, 24th March 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Tuesday, 23rd March 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Sunday, 28th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Saturday, 27th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Thursday, 25th February 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Sunday, 21st February 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Saturday, 20th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Friday, 19th February 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 18th February 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Tuesday, 16th February 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 20: Texas Trails BINGO

There are many great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and scenic trails in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Trails!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Trails BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Riverplace Nature Trail,
The Lighthouse Trail,
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
The Window Trail,
Lost Mine Trail,
Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Emory Peak Trail,
Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Knob Hill Trail,
North Shore Trail,
Turkey Creek Trail,
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
White Rock Lake Trail,
El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Canyon Ridge Trail,
Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Walnut Creek Trail,
San Gabriel River Trail,
Wolf Mountain Trail,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/BjXDySh.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Trail for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/BpeHm54.png

To start the game, today's Texas Trail to strike off is: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe Mardi Gras Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 7th February 2021: Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Saturday, 6th February 2021: Wolf Mountain Trail,
Thursday, 4th February 2021: Canyon Ridge Trail,
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021: Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021: White Rock Lake Trail,
Monday, 1st February 2021: Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Sunday, 31st January 2021: Knob Hill Trail,
Saturday, 30th January 2021: Emory Peak Trail,
Friday, 29th January 2021: Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Tuesday, 26th January 2021: Riverplace Nature Trail,
Sunday, 24th January 2021: Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Saturday, 23rd January 2021: Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Friday, 22nd January 2021: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
Thursday, 21st January 2021: The Window Trail,
Wednesday, 20th January 2021: Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Tuesday, 19th January 2021: Walnut Creek Trail,
Saturday, 16th January 2021: San Gabriel River Trail,
Friday, 15th January 2021: Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Thursday, 14th January 2021: Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
Tuesday, 12th January 2021: Lost Mine Trail,
Sunday, 10th January 2021: Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Saturday, 9th January 2021: Turkey Creek Trail,
Thursday, 7th January 2021: The Lighthouse Trail,
Wednesday, 6th January 2021: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 19: Texas Trails BINGO

There are many great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and scenic trails in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Trails!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Trails BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Guadalupe Peak Texas Highpoint Trail,
Riverplace Nature Trail,
The Lighthouse Trail,
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail,
Lady Bird Lake Trail,
Santa Elena Canyon Trail,
The Window Trail,
Lost Mine Trail,
Eagle Mountain Lake Park Trail,
Emory Peak Trail,
Enchanted Rock Summit Trail,
Knob Hill Trail,
North Shore Trail,
Turkey Creek Trail,
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Trail,
White Rock Lake Trail,
El Paso Tin Mines Trail,
Chinquapin Loop Trail,
Canyon Ridge Trail,
Enchanted Rock Loop Trail,
Hillview Nature Trail Loop,
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve Trail,
Walnut Creek Trail,
San Gabriel River Trail,
Wolf Mountain Trail,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/BjXDySh.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Trail for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/BpeHm54.png

To start the game, today's Texas Trail to strike off is: El Paso Tin Mines Trail,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 20th December 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Saturday, 19th December 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tuesday, 8th December 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 7th December 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Saturday, 5th December 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Friday, 4th December 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Thursday, 3rd December 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Friday, 13th November 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Thursday, 12th November 2020: Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Wednesday, 11th November 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tuesday, 10th November 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Sunday, 8th November 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Saturday, 7th November 2020: American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Wednesday, 4th November 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 18: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Sunday, 25th October 2020: Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Saturday, 24th October 2020: Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Wednesday, 14th October 2020: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Tuesday, 13th October 2020: Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Sunday, 11th October 2020: Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Saturday, 10th October 2020: Elf (Microtia elva),
Friday, 9th October 2020: West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
Thursday, 8th October 2020: Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Wednesday, 7th October 2020: Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),
Sunday,4th October 2020: Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Saturday, 3rd October 2020: Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Friday, 2nd October 2020: Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Wednesday, 30th September 2020: Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Tuesday, 29th September 2020: Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Monday, 28th September 2020: Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
Sunday, 27th September 2020: Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Saturday, 26th September 2020: Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Thursday, 24th September 2020: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020: Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020: Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Monday, 21st September 2020: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 17: Texas Butterflies BINGO

There are many species of Butterflies in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Butterflies!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Butterflies BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax),
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii),
Tailed Cecropian (Historis acheronta),
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure),
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon),
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia),
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia),
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea),
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii),
Monarch (Danaus plexippus),
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta),
Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe),
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta),
Elf (Microtia elva),
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella),
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis),
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada),
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes),
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus),
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus),
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion),
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/pjmDh1x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Butterfly for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/ZrVM8BF.png

To start the game, today's Texas Butterfly to strike off is: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Tuesday, 15th September 2020: Bullock Texas State History Museum,
Monday, 14th September 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Sunday, 13th September 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Saturday, 12th September 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Friday, 11th September 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Thursday, 10th September 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Wednesday, 9th September 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Tuesday, 8th September 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Monday, 7th September 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 6th September 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 5th September 2020: The Alamo,
Friday, 4th September 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Thursday, 3rd September 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Wednesday, 2nd September 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Tuesday, 1st September 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
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,

Little Thranduil wrote:

Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

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,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:

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

V E R N E R wrote:

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.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also 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.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier majestic

Balestier majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier majestic 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.

Balestier majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space 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.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner: Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden

Please confirm my BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/YVhsm75

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran 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.

Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran wrote:@ Fort Verden: I'd like Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Fort Verden as my BINGO prize please.

Fort Verden wrote:

Trecdom2 Card gifted to The Brown Werewolf Emirate of Ruritania Hadar Aldebaran for 0.10.

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

BINGO Round 17 Winner: Issues Test Bed

Issues Test Bed wrote:BINGO!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jC0NRCZnBPDBFD7Gy4iAHBgG1IMYN3SZ/view?usp=sharing

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Issues Test Bed 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.

Issues Test Bed wrote:Fort Verden, of course.

Fort Verden wrote:

Alright. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Fort Verden Card gifted to The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed for 0.05.

BINGO Round 18 Winners: NewTexas and Yip Man

NewTexas wrote:Bingo!

page=dispatch/id=1202525

Fort Verden wrote:

<<Facepalm>>

Oh God Buddy! I changed the rules in Round 8:

However, since this Friday is Christmas Day, I will revert to the old, Pre-Round 8 rules just for this round:

So having said that, Congratulations Buddy! You won this round! :)

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! NewTexas has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations Big Tex my 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. Just for this round, everyone who has a BINGO, whether as per the current Round's rules or the pre-Round 8 rules will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Yip Man wrote:Bingo!:

nation=yip_man/detail=factbook/id=1289854

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Yip Man has won this round of BINGO as well. 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.

I am waiting for NewTexas to choose his prize. After Big Tex has chosen his prize, Yip Man will choose his prize.

Fort Verden wrote:

Texas Butterflies BINGO - Round 18 Update

NewTexas: Big Tex my Buddy, I am still waiting for you to choose your BINGO prize so I can award it to you.

Yip Man: Max, as soon as Big Tex has chosen his prize you should post your choice so I can award your prize to you.

NewTexas wrote:Howdy Fort Verden! We found it the other day, but can't find it now. We would like the card of our Lt. Gov. Studly penguins. We cannot believe we have never gotten it before.

Yip Man wrote:Verner,

I've started a Texas card collection. Can I please have a Trecdom2 Season 1 card from Elven King Thranduil. Thanks in advance.

Fort Verden wrote:

Studly penguins’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Big Tex Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

Trecdom2's Season 1 Card gifted to The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man for 0.10. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 19 Winner: Yip Man

Yip Man wrote:@Fort Verden

BINGO Verner:
https://imgur.com/a/Hb1WIb2

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Yip Man 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.

Yip Man wrote:@ Fort Verden: Thanks in advance Verner. I'd like to have Lohnam from Little Thranduil's deck for my cat collection please. :)

Max

Fort Verden wrote:

Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Lohnam Card gifted to The Red Wing Chun Nation of Yip Man for 0.05.

BINGO Round 20 Winner: Pharoah Ramenhotep

Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:I've got a BINGO Verner:

https://i.imgur.com/cZrRYAl.png

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Pharoah Ramenhotep 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.

Pharoah Ramenhotep wrote:Thanks Verner. I'd like to have Pasargad's card from Fort Verden please.

Little Thranduil wrote:

Pasargad Card gifted to The Nomadic Peoples of Pharoah Ramenhotep for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy. :)

BINGO Round 21 Winner:

BINGO Round in progress.

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

NS Coding Reference: The Complete List of NSCodes

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Vincent's Sunday Surprise Beverage Bonanza

Howdy Dudes and Dudettes of Texas!

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 Chocolate Martini Mocktails, Mock Apple-Cider Sours and Honey Orangeade. There's enough ingredients to make 3 glasses of each drink. You can keep the Instructional Guide CD as my gift to you:

Make Your Own Beverage Drink Making Guide:

Chocolate Martini Mocktail
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/chocolate-martini-mocktail-2009889

Mock Apple-Cider Sour
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/mock-apple-cider-sour-4633985

Honey Orangeade
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/honey-orangeade-9371469

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 a dozen slices of Broccoli, Tomato and Cheese Frittatas in everyone’s Box. These cheesy frittatas gets a boost of nutrition with the addition of broccoli and tomatoes in them. Tasty! :)

I hope y'all enjoy today's Sunday Surprise Snack and Beverages Texans. Yeehaw! :)

Vincent

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