With so much destruction and devastation done by society through global warming, pollution and other things, we’re beginning to see that damage come out first hand. The arctic’s ice is melting, causing concern for rising ocean levels and the loss of natural habitat for polar bears and other native animals to the area. While the refuge certainly has plenty to offer from a economic resource perspective (logging, oil, etc.), it’s important to take action now and do our best to protect the Earth’s natural environments.
Here’s a look at what we have to lose in the arctic:
Recently just bought some upgraded appliances for the the home; been looking at several options for my cooking needs. After I learned how to use it, I picked a Santoku knife which is nice for some Japanese cooking that I do. Of course, this is one of the first major “higher end” knives that I purchased and had to learn how to care for it but it’s well worth the investment. Cuts through most things like butter.
Also got a new pasta maker, specifically the CucinaPro Imperia model which was well reviewed on Amazon. If you’ve ever tried to make your own pasta before, it can be a hassle cutting it out and separating up the noodles. It can get clumpy and hard extremely fast if it’s not used quick enough, and getting a specific kind of pasta can be difficult with some sort of machine or cut out. Thankfully this thing will save me alot of time when making some homemade spaghetti or ravioli, it’s hard to cut those type of noodles by hand.
Anyway, that’s what’s been going on in my kitchen. Slowly getting the kinds of things that will help improve my cooking technique and the time it takes to make dishes. If you have any interesting additions to your kitchen, then let me know in the comments. Until next time, have a good one!
The umpires are slowing down the game in unexpected ways. I always thought it would be instant replay and challenges that would slow down the game, and that really doesn’t effect much except getting the call right. It’s the new head umpire position that really is an issue. Previously, the head umpire sat behind the defensive front, generally around or behind the linebackers. Naturally, this puts them in the field of play often with the potential to effect plays (getting in the way of pass routes or running lane). This is of course a problem for umpire welfare, being an incidental standing target for a 200+ running back definitely brings cause for concern.
Now they line up behind the offense in the backfield, which takes them longer to get to. Yes, it takes them out of the play, assuming that there isn’t a crazy scramble or sack that occurs. In addition, they have to set the ball before the snap, something that gets in the way of hurry up offenses and namely the Colts. In the final two minutes of the half the rule is disregarded and referees stand in the old spot, to prevent getting in the way of the hurry up offense but it’s just not enough. The NFL needs to really rethink this rule, it’s just not working. Granted it saves the umpires from potential harm, but they’re still in the way of the action just not in danger of it. Read this article about the topic and tell me what you think.