• Why are the Texas LOTTO number-drawings no longer televised?

    I remember certain time-slots being set-aside in the local media for Live drawings of the LOTTO numbers. Each of the national broadcasting stations broadcast these drawings, Live. Why are these mini-broadcasts no longer part of the media reports? <-Is this because the popularity of this mini-broadcast no longer of an interest to the general... show more
    I remember certain time-slots being set-aside in the local media for Live drawings of the LOTTO numbers. Each of the national broadcasting stations broadcast these drawings, Live. Why are these mini-broadcasts no longer part of the media reports? <-Is this because the popularity of this mini-broadcast no longer of an interest to the general public? The only reports are recorded across many local / regional newspapers / print media sources. Has the media lost interest in reporting these live drawings? I am interested to possibly Gift my family-members with LOTTO tickets that they can watch the Live numbers drawn. How if can I find these broadcast drawing(s) of the Texas Lottery?
    Media & Journalism · 3 days ago
  • Should I add a SAVERS SWITCH into my electric power line?

    I am again TEMPTED... No, nothing dramatic - but allow me to explain: My local power supply company promotes each outlet to use a device called a SAVER SWITCH. <-This installed gadget supposedly Turns-off and on the power to my home (I am promised only during those times during the year when electric demand is at a peak (commonly during the... show more
    I am again TEMPTED... No, nothing dramatic - but allow me to explain: My local power supply company promotes each outlet to use a device called a SAVER SWITCH. <-This installed gadget supposedly Turns-off and on the power to my home (I am promised only during those times during the year when electric demand is at a peak (commonly during the Summertime-heat.) My highest electric-bill (so far) has been $85.00 (this was during the century-high temperature-streak of a few years ago - as I recall.) My electric company is offering a $50-rebate in my October bill, each year if I accept this gadget installed in my home service-line. - How much of an incumberance is relying on my electric utility to switch on-and-off the power to my home (I am promised only in 15-minute-cycles) during High-demand times? <-I do understand that commonly during the Summertime-heat is when electric supply is in highest demand. How much Trouble would I encumber if I allow BIG BROTHER, XCel Energy to control my electric use? Opinions / feedback - here, please. Thanks.
    4 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • How hot does my gas-fired oven Broiler get?

    [ThIs question goes-out to us Masterchefs, Martha Stewarts, and us Tim Tayor-types.] How hot does my gas-fired oven broiler get? - I am Roasting a 1 inch thick pork chop, smothered in cream of mushroom soup. Rather than wait for my oven top pre-heat, I am already cooking this in the broiler. How long should I have to wait for this to... show more
    [ThIs question goes-out to us Masterchefs, Martha Stewarts, and us Tim Tayor-types.] How hot does my gas-fired oven broiler get? - I am Roasting a 1 inch thick pork chop, smothered in cream of mushroom soup. Rather than wait for my oven top pre-heat, I am already cooking this in the broiler. How long should I have to wait for this to cook to the recommended 425 internal temperature to kill all the bacterii in pork?
    4 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 4 days ago
  • Should I RENEW or should I simply let this expire?

    A(nother) "Yea / But..." question here: Since last year; due to the ineptness of my postal-delivery-person to correctly deliver The mountains of Junk mailings - to each individual home in my neighborhood / zip code, I have rented a Post Office Box at my regional Post office. My annual-renewal for this box is soon-coming due to the post... show more
    A(nother) "Yea / But..." question here: Since last year; due to the ineptness of my postal-delivery-person to correctly deliver The mountains of Junk mailings - to each individual home in my neighborhood / zip code, I have rented a Post Office Box at my regional Post office. My annual-renewal for this box is soon-coming due to the post office. Although this Post Office is 7 miles driving for me, each time I choose to pick-up this (again) mountain of mailings; I am considering my options: Should I either (A.) Let this rental Expire and risk all my neighbors's mailings end-up into my mailbox at my home (AN ISSUE that they still complain to me about) Or should I (B.) Renew this P.O. Box listing (even though I also receive Junk mailings addressed to others to this Box - which I do responsibly drop into the MISMAILED POSTAGE box at the Post Office)? Considering the fee for this renewal is (this is a par-too question) $35.00 for 6 months or $70.00 for 12 months. Vadda ya tink? (I would list my P.O. Box number, but I am risking you to send Junk mail to me there.) Thanks. cvanblom@gmail.com
    2 answers · Polls & Surveys · 6 days ago
  • I HAVE STILL ANOTHER-ISSUE!?

    Yes, Folks, I am back-on-the Ranting-hilltop. <-THIS ONE is Semi / Kinda almost-if-you'll-give me a moment to explain, is Pertinant. In last night's Hullabaloo with turning the clock backwards, etc. at 02:00 A.M, I did-so-turn all my clocks (many of which are Atomic) backward before I went to bed. It turned out that [the most important... show more
    Yes, Folks, I am back-on-the Ranting-hilltop. <-THIS ONE is Semi / Kinda almost-if-you'll-give me a moment to explain, is Pertinant. In last night's Hullabaloo with turning the clock backwards, etc. at 02:00 A.M, I did-so-turn all my clocks (many of which are Atomic) backward before I went to bed. It turned out that [the most important clock] in my arsenal of clocks turned FOREWARD instead of backward! <-This Atomic - mind you) clock turned foreward all by itself (I guess this happened at the 02:00 chiming-time.) Waking up at my usual-time (which changed to an hour earlier (or later - so I can catch a few more winks before I get up each morning until April of next year!) I glanced at this clock (the one in my bathroom) to see it was 2 hours ahead and with yesterday's date. At whom can / should I potentially Point-The Finger to ask what happened with the silly-tradition that many parts of the world still stick to using - even-though many / most of the populous grumble about it?
  • How / if can I re-start an outdated-custom?

    What has ever happened to THE GREGARIOUS HANDSHAKE? ref. during my years when I was a schoolteacher, rather than extending a hand to shake in congratulations for succeeding an-effort, the kids and many of the adult teachers Thrust a High-five at me! <-Is this the new-default Congratulations or how / if can I (possibly?) re-ignite this (outdated?)... show more
    What has ever happened to THE GREGARIOUS HANDSHAKE? ref. during my years when I was a schoolteacher, rather than extending a hand to shake in congratulations for succeeding an-effort, the kids and many of the adult teachers Thrust a High-five at me! <-Is this the new-default Congratulations or how / if can I (possibly?) re-ignite this (outdated?) method to express happiness, concern or other heartfelt emotion when they happen?
  • How do I change my current .jpeg image in my Y/A profile?

    I am wanting to update my current .jpeg image in my Yahoo profile. I have the image already open in my Google account. How do / or can I copy this single image from Google to Yahoo?
    I am wanting to update my current .jpeg image in my Yahoo profile. I have the image already open in my Google account. How do / or can I copy this single image from Google to Yahoo?
    Google · 1 week ago
  • An additional-option on tomorrow's Voting ballot?

    I am posting this requesting a possible-option on tomorrow's Elections-ballot. Howabout offering the option of NONE OF THE ABOVE? This ^ option should weed-out all the shysters, the crooks and all those who are there just to take a seat in Government when they should better be on the streets, cleaning-up all the mess that (they!) create in... show more
    I am posting this requesting a possible-option on tomorrow's Elections-ballot. Howabout offering the option of NONE OF THE ABOVE? This ^ option should weed-out all the shysters, the crooks and all those who are there just to take a seat in Government when they should better be on the streets, cleaning-up all the mess that (they!) create in office. Ideas? / Suggestions? / Opinions?
    2 answers · Elections · 1 week ago
  • A question to all you Suze Orman-types...?

    This question is posed for you Financial-Wizards, Know-it-all's and / or Suze Orman-type of Financiers. I have already received my house Tax bill for 2018. Living like a Hermit, I have accumulated three-times enough to pay-off this bill in full (I use the technique that Financial-guru, Suze Orman encourages everyone to do - Build an... show more
    This question is posed for you Financial-Wizards, Know-it-all's and / or Suze Orman-type of Financiers. I have already received my house Tax bill for 2018. Living like a Hermit, I have accumulated three-times enough to pay-off this bill in full (I use the technique that Financial-guru, Suze Orman encourages everyone to do - Build an Emergency Fund in another-account.) This ^ tax bill does not accrue interest until February, 2019. Should I pay-off this tax bill now, or should I wait until February to pay it in full then / while I am accumulating interest on the monies I have not yet paid (although only pennies)?
    5 answers · Personal Finance · 1 week ago
  • Where can I find a Pre-Ballot for my region's upcoming Election?

    Hearing SO MUCH P.R. about the upcoming Elections, I am studying-up on each of the candidates and each issue on my regional ballot. Where (web-based?) can I find all-these voting-issues (so I can arrive to my voting booth PREPARED)?
    Hearing SO MUCH P.R. about the upcoming Elections, I am studying-up on each of the candidates and each issue on my regional ballot. Where (web-based?) can I find all-these voting-issues (so I can arrive to my voting booth PREPARED)?
    2 answers · Elections · 1 week ago
  • Other than / in addition to BLACK FRIDAY, which shoppping days can I find THE BEST DEALS?

    I am shopping for [a few specific items] on my List. I am planning to be one of the frantric-shoppers on Black Friday and / or another HOT SHOPPING DAY of the upcoming Holiday season. Which day(s) can I get The best deals?
    I am shopping for [a few specific items] on my List. I am planning to be one of the frantric-shoppers on Black Friday and / or another HOT SHOPPING DAY of the upcoming Holiday season. Which day(s) can I get The best deals?
    Yahoo Shopping · 1 week ago
  • Which BRAND / Type of Home vacuum cleaner should be best for my needs?

    I am shopping to replace my last-broken vacuum cleaner for my house. This being my 5th-such machine, I am shopping for one that cleans as good (quality) as I can afford. Shopping at local retailers, I am blown-over by the outrageous prices asked for these (cheap-quality) models as a simple Stand-up model to a Canister model. Which model of home... show more
    I am shopping to replace my last-broken vacuum cleaner for my house. This being my 5th-such machine, I am shopping for one that cleans as good (quality) as I can afford. Shopping at local retailers, I am blown-over by the outrageous prices asked for these (cheap-quality) models as a simple Stand-up model to a Canister model. Which model of home vacuum should best keep my indoor home carpet and linoleum floors clean? While I do rent a Carpet shampooer once every so-often / once every Spring to shampoo my indoor carpet and furniture upholstery, I try to keep my carpet as clean as I can keep it so I can stay "comforatble" indoors / to breathe Clean air. Which model / type - or brand should I consider for my shopping?
    4 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 week ago
  • Which Vacuum cleaner model should be BEST for my needs?

    I am AT IT AGAIN... This time, I am replacing my 5th Vacuum cleaner. =:-o I am vigorously-Shopping / comparing / and "dealing" for THE BEST QUALITY home vac that I can afford. What differences are between the two-types of home vacuum cleaners sold in most retailers (Stand-up models vs. Cansiter models)?
    I am AT IT AGAIN... This time, I am replacing my 5th Vacuum cleaner. =:-o I am vigorously-Shopping / comparing / and "dealing" for THE BEST QUALITY home vac that I can afford. What differences are between the two-types of home vacuum cleaners sold in most retailers (Stand-up models vs. Cansiter models)?
    2 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 2 weeks ago
  • More Fruit-question?

    In addition to my earlier-posted Mango-question, How can I tell by the color of this fruit peel whether or not this fruit is RIPE ENOUGH TO SERVE? The mangoes I am buying are a combination of Green-and-Red peel colors. Or - should the softness of this fruit determine when it is Ripe? / I am able to buy either HARD fruit or already-SOFTENED fruit... show more
    In addition to my earlier-posted Mango-question, How can I tell by the color of this fruit peel whether or not this fruit is RIPE ENOUGH TO SERVE? The mangoes I am buying are a combination of Green-and-Red peel colors. Or - should the softness of this fruit determine when it is Ripe? / I am able to buy either HARD fruit or already-SOFTENED fruit from off the grociery shelves. Again (Wal Mart Product code 4959.) within the USA, shipped fron Brazil.
    1 answer · Other - Food & Drink · 2 weeks ago
  • How / if CONCERNED should I be to eat these distant-fruit?

    I normally serve sliced-mango in my morning servings of oatmeal. Considering the potential of the TOXICITY of pesticides, etc. sprayed onto these fruits, how safe am I to continue eating this (delicious!) fruit in my oatmeal? MY QUESTION BEING How safe / regulated (since these fruits are grown and shipped from Brazil) while the merchant where I... show more
    I normally serve sliced-mango in my morning servings of oatmeal. Considering the potential of the TOXICITY of pesticides, etc. sprayed onto these fruits, how safe am I to continue eating this (delicious!) fruit in my oatmeal? MY QUESTION BEING How safe / regulated (since these fruits are grown and shipped from Brazil) while the merchant where I usually buy them is the American beheamouth, Wal Mart, can I trust these fruits to be? Yes - I do thoroughly wash all my foods before cooking them; so I hope to rinse-off all these toxins, etc. Also - (par too) How much of the skin should I peel in-aim to get the most-nutrition from these juicy mangoes? Do mangoes hold more of their nutrition on the outside of the flesh or deeper, closer to the pit? ref. Wal Mart Product code 4959
    1 answer · Other - Food & Drink · 2 weeks ago
  • How / if safe am I to stay indoors with this lurking around?

    ANOTHER-WHOOPSIE!-report. 😫 Because of today s WARMTH (High temps are topping 80 deg s!) I am leaving all the windows around mi-casa wide-open to let all the musty air Freshen-up. Sitting at my P.C. I hear the distict-Buzz of (what?) a wasp flying inside the living room! Running around like a chicken with its head cut-off, I rush to find my... show more
    ANOTHER-WHOOPSIE!-report. 😫 Because of today s WARMTH (High temps are topping 80 deg s!) I am leaving all the windows around mi-casa wide-open to let all the musty air Freshen-up. Sitting at my P.C. I hear the distict-Buzz of (what?) a wasp flying inside the living room! Running around like a chicken with its head cut-off, I rush to find my sets of fly swatters hanging on a wall inside my garage. / I am now wandering-throughout my house searching for this / these? wasps to either kill them or whoosh them outdoors. How / if SAFE am I to stay indoors today into tonight with these wasps indoors?
    1 answer · Jokes & Riddles · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I face this One unavoidable matter now, or wait?

    I have received my Home Tax bill for this year. This bill is not due until February 01st, next year. Should I pay this bill now - while I do have the Funds available in my Emergency Fund or should I wait to let this drag-out until later (maybe as late as January 15)? Knowing this TAX-matter is one of the two unavoidable-matters we all must face... show more
    I have received my Home Tax bill for this year. This bill is not due until February 01st, next year. Should I pay this bill now - while I do have the Funds available in my Emergency Fund or should I wait to let this drag-out until later (maybe as late as January 15)? Knowing this TAX-matter is one of the two unavoidable-matters we all must face (Death being the other) should I wait and hold the funds or should I fork-over my money now?
    1 answer · Singles & Dating · 2 weeks ago
  • On which television network is this program broadcast?

    On which television network is The X-FACTOR broadcast? Since I cut-the-cable (TV channels) from my home, the only viewing I have is accessed via my Digital TV antenna. Since Simon Cowell owns The X-Factor, is this broadcast only within Britain or is it available via other-media-links (like PBS - which is one of my regional channels)?
    On which television network is The X-FACTOR broadcast? Since I cut-the-cable (TV channels) from my home, the only viewing I have is accessed via my Digital TV antenna. Since Simon Cowell owns The X-Factor, is this broadcast only within Britain or is it available via other-media-links (like PBS - which is one of my regional channels)?
    1 answer · Media & Journalism · 4 weeks ago
  • How / if do I still need to compact my Folders (WIN10)?

    Since I started using WINDOWS 10, I have neglected to keep my folders as "clean-and-organized" as I used to do, using WIN-XP and WIN-ME. Do I need to be so Nit-picky as to routinely-monitor my many folders / files using WIN10? - How do I do so?
    Since I started using WINDOWS 10, I have neglected to keep my folders as "clean-and-organized" as I used to do, using WIN-XP and WIN-ME. Do I need to be so Nit-picky as to routinely-monitor my many folders / files using WIN10? - How do I do so?
    2 answers · Software · 4 weeks ago
  • Without PAYING to play this Purchased DVD, how can I Remove the Watermark from it?

    I have purchased a Fireplace DVD. I am wanting to simply play / view it through my laptop P.C. CD / DVD player. DO I STILL NEED TO PAY TO PLAY IT? I am advised by this ^ setup to Purchase something to remove the Watermark. Since I HAVE ALREADY PAID for it with my purchase, how do I Remove this Watermark to use it? ref. Cozy Cracklin'... show more
    I have purchased a Fireplace DVD. I am wanting to simply play / view it through my laptop P.C. CD / DVD player. DO I STILL NEED TO PAY TO PLAY IT? I am advised by this ^ setup to Purchase something to remove the Watermark. Since I HAVE ALREADY PAID for it with my purchase, how do I Remove this Watermark to use it? ref. Cozy Cracklin' Fireplace (TMG)
    3 answers · TiVO & DVRs · 1 month ago