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About NolaCaine

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    Spicy Crawfish
  • Birthday 11/24/1973

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    I enjoy eating, cooking, and shopping at grocery stores. I also, hike, bike, and walk a lot. At any one time, I am reading two or three books. I garden in good weather but forget to water...Diagnosed with food allergies at 40 (milk protein, nuts). EOE is aka Eosinophilic esophagitis AKA allergic oesophagitis, is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, narrowing the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and vomiting.
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    DC and Arlington

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  1. It doesn't matter what I ate, what matters is that I went with a person who selected it and paid the bill. It's nice for lunch, the fish and veggies very fresh. Nothing outstanding or particularly amazing but perfectly serviceable and I really liked the server. She was funny and really, I live to be entertained. They respect allergies and it's easy to speak without raising your voice. For a DC lunch place, that's not bad.
  2. Had an emergency stop at Westover yesterday, which was a Monday. The beer garden was hopping. The store, the actual store, has more beer than ever. For example, the case that used to hold cheese, now holds more beer. Amazing. Wine prices are outrageous. I think it's like an entire 1/3rd beer now.
  3. Just have to point out that DC's tap water can't be used to mix baby formula power today: 2nd High Boil Water Area_V2.pdf on dcwater.com
  4. NolaCaine

    The Washington Post Comments Section

    Have you tried ARLNow's comment section? This gets to prostitution in about 3 comments.
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    Podcasts - What Are Your Favorites?

    WOW. I did not see this end coming. Thanks for the recommendation. It's a true story that "listens" like a fast-paced noir fiction.
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    Dining in Rosslyn

    Don: Are you an HSP?
  7. Great points made in Vox article. Men might not know that breastfeeding is difficult, and hurts. We also lost a generation of breastfeeders so, for example, our moms, aunts, ect., could not pass down the info on how to get that newborn to latch. That education class the author writes about sounds like downright cruel and unusual punishment.
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    Dining in Rosslyn

    DCS: 2 syllables...only. BTW, IRL I can't really say "doesn't" unless I really concentrate. And I mispronounce other words that I just avoid if possible (New Orleans farks up language abilities too).
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    Dining in Rosslyn

    Oh my dear, I do. Went a few times. I remember once going very, very drunk. Eating a big steak and salad bar before going back to my now husband's shitty ROZZZZlyn apartment. Good times.
  10. Even the Swiss can lobby the US government: Nestle’s Lobbying Activity on opensecrets org In fairness, they make lots of things...like chocolate.
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    Podcasts - What Are Your Favorites?

    Just finished PITCH podcast by Audible. https://www.pitchpodcast.org/about/ It frames itself as a podcast about music, but I disagree. I think it's about culture and history as much as (if not more than) music. Especially enjoyed Blacklist and the final one, Blue Skies. Blue Skies is as much philosophy as anything else.
  12. Also, when living in poverty, or even some developing areas of the world (like Flint) access to clean water is not guaranteed. Did you know that if a woman breastfeeds, her breast cancer risk goes down? It's cumulative too so the more you do it, the lower the risk goes. Oct, 2014 - "Breastfeeding Lowers Your Breast Cancer Risk" by Brittany Cordeiro on mdanderson.com
  13. Abbott's Lobbying Activity on opensecrets.org In fairness to Abbott, they make lots of stuff...like actual diagnostic tests. Nestle is the other big one.
  14. All breastfeeding does is improve the mother's health and baby's immune system. Formula though...makes people lots of money: "The global baby food market is a very competitive industry and retail sales in this segment are projected to grow from 53.31 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to about 76 billion U.S. dollars by 2021, making it one of the fastest growing food and beverage categories. As the world’s most populous country, it should come as no surprise that China was the biggest market for baby food as of 2016, with over 12 billion dollars in sales revenue, with the United States coming in second place with about seven billion dollars in sales." "U.S. Baby Food Market - Statistics & Facts" on statista.com