Wednesday, January 23, 2019
1. National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. (Not to be confused with March 14 which is PI Day.) Okay, fess up. Tell us your top three favorite pies, please. Will you have some pie today?
My top three favorite pies are cherry, pumpkin, and pecan with actual pecans or switched out for rice krispies which is still fabulous, but those with nut allergies can enjoy it as well.
I will most likely have pie today. I cleaned and organized our freezer yesterday and decided it's time to use the berries we picked last summer. That means time to bake some pie.
Pie is probably my favorite dessert, but only if they are homemade.
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'm not a picky eater, though there are a few items on the food list that I won't touch. For example ... black eggs, caviar, balut, and I'm sure a few other things as well. In the realm of actual food I'm open to try almost anything.
Oatmeal though ... I just can't. I grew up having it for breakfast every single morning. I didn't enjoy it then, but my aversion to it only intensifies the older I get.
The worst thing I ever tried eating was octopus. It was very similar to trying to eat a spicy rubber band. I'm guessing that had something to do with preparation though, and I would be willing to give it another chance.
3. Baking could be considered an art, as could cooking. How do you define art?
The possibilities when it comes to art are nearly endless. To me it can be anything someone enjoyed creating.
4. Tell us a really stupid joke that made you laugh, please.
I dreamed I was a muffler last night. I woke up exhausted.
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've been told I have nice handwriting, but I want to get better at it.
I was introduced to cursive in second grade and we used to have to practice it as our first thing every morning in school. In seventh and eighth grade I had a teacher who demanded perfection in penmanship. Her red pen marked up my handwriting every single day, though I did my best. At the time she annoyed me, but it was during that time I made the most improvement in my handwriting.
We used the double lined paper in first and second grade, but switched to this green lined paper from third grade to graduation.
6. Tell us something random about your week.
I've been limping when ever I walk ever since I got up this morning, because the ankle I broke 20+ years ago is hurting a LOT! I'm guessing there's some interesting weather on its way.