Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday Medley for January 23

  Time for the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida!   Terri asks the questions and bloggers come up with their own answers. 

 Wouldn't you like to join in also?  It's easy, and might be good blog fodder on a January day.  Just head over to Terri's blog, get the questions, then copy, paste, and answer them on your own blog.  Then you can go back to Terri's and link up if you like.   Here we go!
National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. (Not to be confused with March 14 which is PI π Day.) 
National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
 1.  Okay, fess up.  Tell us your top three favorite pies, please.  Will you have some pie today?
 I probably won't have any pie today, but I am thinking about making a couple of pies for Friday night when we have friends over for supper. 
My three top favorite pies -- oh, this is a tough question but I will try.
* Reese’s Pie -- a layered chocolate and peanut butter pie.
* Red, White, and Blueberry Pie -- best made in summer when the blueberries are fresh.

* Apple Crisp Pizza -- maybe not technically a pie, but is essentially a large one-crust pie made on a pizza pan.  Scrumptious!
2.  While we are talking about food... are you a picky eater or are you ready to try almost any new food?  What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
I don't consider myself picky at all. I would try almost anything ... but would definitely draw the line at things like eel or rattlesnake.  The worst thing I've ever eaten?  I really can't remember, which is probably just as well.
3.  Baking could be considered an art as could cooking.  How do you define art?
The beginning of the definition of art in my computer dictionary reads:
And yes, I agree that baking and cooking are both arts. Especially baking.  I frequently count baking as crafting, and I count both cooking and baking as creative pursuits.
4.  Tell us a really stupid joke that made you laugh, please. 
 I just can't think of any jokes right now, stupid or otherwise. But the vintage ad below makes me smile.  My aunt had a stove almost exactly like this.
5.  January 23rd is also National Handwriting Day. Do you have nice handwriting? Did cursive writing come naturally or did you practice in those double-lined practice books until your fingers hurt?
I'm glad we are still celebrating handwriting even though cursive writing is no longer a priority in schools.  My handwriting was okay, I guess.  I didn't have to work at it really hard as some students did.  That said, when I was 18 my legal signature became printing, not cursive.  It is still printing to this day.
6.  Tell us something random about your week.

Hmmm .. the extreme cold is probably the biggest news. Right now (I'm writing this on Wednesday), here's the temp here:

Take a look at this, though:

I guess the real randomness here is the weather itself.
And there is the Wednesday Medley for this week! 


  1. What a fun and delightful post, my friend. And oh, don't those pies sound delicious!

    Have a beautiful day. Hugs to you!

  2. Very wide swings in the weather. Have you noticed that our warmer days are always accompanied by bad weather? Oh to have a warmer and also sunny day! I always look forward to your Wednesday medley.

  3. My sister in law had that same stove at their beach house! Not sure if it is still there as her son owns the house now.

  4. 10* ~ WoW, and I just thought we were cold @ 42*. Stay warm and have a great day. Enjoyed reading all your answers.

  5. I would love to have that stove! And yes, that apple crisp pie would most definitely fit into the "pie" category! Enjoyed all your answers!

  6. I totally agree about cooking and crafting being an art form! It is not that easy and I admire people who are great cooks and crafters! I enjoyed your answers! Happy Wednesday!

  7. Great answers!! I picked cherry pie too, yum!

  8. Thanks for joining the Medley today! I enjoyed reading your answers and liked your definition of art. Reading about everyone's favorite pies has been fun!


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