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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.)
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.
* Apple Crisp Pizza -- maybe not technically a pie, but is essentially a large one-crust pie made on a pizza pan. Scrumptious!
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
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.
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!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.