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Pickleball League at Chicken N Pickle

While at competing in the pickleball event at the Wichita Corporate Challenge, I made a new friend and signed up for my first ever pickleball league. I met Renee at the WCC and she told me how she joined the women’s doubles pickleball league on Wednesday nights but she didn’t have a partner. We got […]

White Castle Hamburgers - Video Review

Fresh from the microwave my latest Deal of the Day is a White Castle Original Slider from my local Dollar Tree. You get 2 tiny dinner roll sized burgers, so you could say I'm living small, not large!

This Cheap$kate Dining Deal is from White Castle, the first hamburger chain in the United States started in 1921. The chain originated in Wichita, Kansas started by Walt A. Anderson. You can read White Castle's interesting history by clicking here.

I never had a White Castle Hamburger until I moved to Los Angeles. And that first bite was over a decade ago when you could get them at a pop-up fast food joint on Hollywood Boulevard, as a promotion for the release of the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle."

Now I sometimes get them at, of all places, The New Beverly Cinema in West Hollywood where they are sold as a movie concession meal alongside hot dogs, They are heated up in the microwave and sold two at a time for a few bucks. If you are a movie buff then The New Beverly Cinema, that's owned and often programmed by Director Quentin Tarantino, is the place to be.

Typical White Castle Burgers are simplicity itself - just a bun, fine-chopped onions, pickle, and a thin hamburger patty (but no pickle in frozen versions like below.)

I see packages of them now in grocery frozen deli cases, and lately, at my local Dollar Tree store - two burgers for a dollar! I immediately grabbed a couple of packages to do a Deal of the Day cheap$kate review for you.

Ralphs Supermarket frozen boxes of White Castle.

Click on any photo to see larger.

White Castle frozen sliders are the most popular ones on the market. They are sold cooked, frozen, and need to be reheated. These frozen versions do not have pickles since microwaving is involved - pickles and extreme heat are not meant for each other, but you can always add your own gherkin slices when the burger is ready to eat - kick them up a notch with a slice of American cheese.

White Castles are much smaller than I am used too - these burgers are closer to Happy Hour sliders. And that's okay with me.

The buns are actually white bread dinner rolls, and light and springy to the touch, even with microwaving - which only takes a minute or so. The buns hold up quite well and did not get soggy being zapped.

There is a sprinkling of finely chopped onion for a little extra texture. Because of microwaving they lose some crunch, but you can still taste slight onion rawness. It reminds me of a Big Mac's use of minced onion - they are there to compliment, not overpower, like typical thick sliced onion can (In-n-Out burger fans know what I'm talking about.)

There is no ketchup, mustard or mayo, so add your own if desired.

Since the bun is small, the hamburger patty is too. These hamburgers are meant to be eaten in two or three bites - not enough heft to take the time for savoring too deeply. Most peculiar is 5 holes punched into the beef patty. I Googled to find out and the reason is the meat cooks evenly, yea right, sounds like phony baloney to me, more like it's to use less beef per patty!

The ground meat is lightly seasoned and has a slight onion powder flavor. The patty is very thin, so don't get these if you are jonesing for a meaty meal. But what is delivered by White Castle is still satisfying - especially for the Dollar Tree price point of $1 for 2 slider/burgers!

So, on my Cheap$kate Dining Scale of 1 to 9, 9 being best, I give deli case White Castle Hamburgers a solid... well watch the video below for my rating!

White Castle - Video Review

Play it here, video runs 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

My YouTube video link for viewing or embedding, just click here.

 White Castle Hamburgers are no competition for LA classics like In-N-Out Burger or Tommy's Burgers, but for a quick bite, they will do the trick, especially when I'm craving a snack at a midnight movie in the New Beverly Cinema.


Zombieland: Double Tap – What Can Happen in 10 Years


Zombieland: Double Tap reunites audiences with the lovable makeshift family of Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. The entire original cast reprises their iconic roles as the best bunch of zombie butt-kickers in Zombieland. But, it has been ten years since the first Zombieland and our apocalyptic pals haven’t just been sitting on their thumbs. […]

The post Zombieland: Double Tap – What Can Happen in 10 Years appeared first on FANDOM.


Storms have final fling, but fall weather forecast

Strong, gusty winds and showers blew through Marion County Tuesday evening, capping days of wild weather that left cars dented by 2.5 inch hail and spun off a late season funnel cloud. Strong winds and heavy rain are possible until late Wednesday, said Roger Martin, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Wichita. “We could still see some flooding depending on how much rain falls,” he said. [MORE]

Starlite Drive-In going strong first season after re-opening

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Starlite is back in business and going strong after nearly being shut down for good. After a season under new ownership, things are looking up for Wichita’s drive-in theater. When Starlite closed last year, several members of the community came together to keep it open. After a loan from the […]

Carbon Monoxide News October 7, 2019, posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together, now!

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, bio link)

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe?

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.

The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)

Andros students treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
EyeWitness News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - The Ministry of Health yesterday reported most of the students airlifted to the capital from Andros due to carbon monoxide poisoning have been treated and discharged. - On Friday, officials were responded to a mass casualty incident of carbon monoxide exposure in a school bus transporting children. - The matter had been labeled a mass casualty incident given that the number of casualties exceeded the resources from local sources. (More)

As Temperatures Drop, Carbon Monoxide Exposures Rise: Crisis Prevention For Your Restaurant
Total Food Service
When the temperature drops outside in the coming months, sometimes the greatest danger can be lurking inside your own properties. - Unfortunately, incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning are not uncommon in restaurants and are often fatal, leaving businesses in damaging situations they may not ever recover from. (More)

Tips to stay safe while using your space heater
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) With temperatures dropping into the 30s by the end of the week, many people are going to be pulling out their space heaters. - Video of two recent house fires show just how dangerous space heaters can be. They're one of the leading causes behind house fires. - The fire department says you should check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors now. Also, make sure you have a fire escape plan for your home. (More)

Mark your calendars, fire prevention week is coming up.
BRILLIANT, OH (WTRF) – Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready! - National Fire Prevention Week is underway. - This is a week to double-check that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly and that you have a fire extinguisher handy. - The necessities are important but fire officials are urging the public to add one more thing to their prevention list this year, an escape plan. - According to the National Fire Protection Association, their campaign for NFP week this year is “Not every hero wears a cape… Plan and practice your escape.” (More)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
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Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication.
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]


George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
We have all inhaled carbon monoxide. We are a world of fire users.

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
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CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links

Southeast Asia takes on haze problem as long-term danger looms
The haze, as it is commonly known, has been blanketing the region on an almost annual basis since 1997. - "What I’m really worried about is long-term malignancy," Dr Amar Singh, a senior consultant paediatrician based in the Malaysian city of Ipoh, told Al Jazeera. - "It’s like the entire country is smoking cigarettes. You can stay in your home, but you are still going to breathe in the particulate matter." (More)

Speed limits cut pollution at Welsh roadside hotspots
BBC News
Lower speed limits introduced to reduce emissions at traffic hotpots has cut nitrogen dioxide gas pollution, a report says. - The 50mph restrictions were introduced on the M4 motorway at Port Talbot and at Newport, as well as three other locations in Wales. - "We've seen that reducing speed on vehicles seems to work on reducing emissions. It has required speed cameras to make people take it seriously. (More)

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others
Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…

CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit -

Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones

- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.

Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies
are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.

The Energy Conservatory
Masimo - see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International


Draconids meteor shower will see dazzling ‘shooting stars’ light up the night’s sky - The Independent

  1. Draconids meteor shower will see dazzling ‘shooting stars’ light up the night’s sky  The Independent
  2. Draconids 2019: Beautiful meteor shower peaks tomorrow - Everything you need to know
  3. Draconids meteor shower tonight - don't miss the celestial spectacle
  4. Two meteor showers will light up the night sky this week. Here’s how to see them  Wichita Eagle
  5. Meteor shower 2019: Two spectacular showers peak this month - Look out for fireballs
  6. View full coverage on Google News


More Excessive Tests -- More Warning Desensitization

I don't know what is the reason behind the absurd ratcheting up of number of warning system tests in the Wichita area but it is out of control.