Wednesday Reader April 10


Hello Outstanding readers! Presenting Daymaker's Wednesday Reader on this day April 10th - Lots of fun and joy today! Beginning with: QUICK QUESTION Undoubtedly my immediate "ick" is in a grocery store when I witness a kid or adult absolutely full-out sneeze or cough (not covering their mouths) on the buggy handle-bar.  Seriously?  Totally makes me never forget to grab a few or more sanitizer wiper-deals and wipe the handle bar of any cart I grab to do my shopping. Just "ick"!  You? LESLIE ELMAN'S Trivia via Pop Quiz and Fascinating Stuff is intriguing + entertaining + offers material for all of us to find a twinkle in our eye(s) and introduce/share interestings in a 1-2-3 + group of people should conversation lend itself to such. I LOVE the tiny -GIANT story about IN CASE YOU PASS BY A BUS STOP.   A thought-ful, problem-solved read. MEDITERRANEAN LAYER DIP Pretty sure we all know of the fan-favorite "taco style 7 layer dip" -- * drum roll * --  Introducing another outstanding dip - not as well known - yet! STELLAR!
Wednesday Reader April 3


Hello Hola Bonjour Daymakers! Presenting Wednesday's  Reader on this 3rd day of April.  How's April rolling in for you?  Good here.  We had some heavy April showers yesterday which my trees and grass (and weeds - ha) were grateful for = me, too. Cool + fun + interesting line up today. Beginning with: LESLIE ELMAN'S POP QUIZ I had to refer to good ol' Google for the pronunciation of the word Qaanaaq in question #1 because I'd never seen the word before and it totally intrigued me.  Here's how it's pronounced if you, too, are intrigued *click* QUICK QUESTION What's the most monotonous sport to watch for me?  BOWLING! And Golf follows at a very close 2nd and then Tennis absolutely is #3.  All fun to play/do -- but being a spectator is a different ball game sort of thing.  You? LAYMAN'S LANGUAGE COLLECTION OF 10 Is spot on.  I am especially fond of #6  "... it's just a bend, not the end."
Wednesday Reader March 27


Hello Daymakers! Super fun read today beginning with: LESLIE ELMAN'S POP QUIZ AND FASCINATING FACTS So intriguing learning from her facts and trivia.  More fun than watching an episode of Jeopardy. QUICK QUESTION Can I fold a fitted sheet by myself?  Not so far.  But I still give it a shot every time I pull one out of the dryer.  And when it doesn't fold properly (i.e. - I fail) --  I just kinda-sorta fold it or roll it up and place it in the linen closet and call it good.  Do any of you have a tried and true method?  I'd LOVE to know it! 18 APHORISMS Are So.Very.Relatable. and a chuckle. INSTANT KARMA Love this idea of writing down or mentally assessing my 5's each evening around bedtime.  Pretty sure it will encourage me to find the 5s every day. CREAMY POTATO-GRUYERE GRATIN Is an absolute blue ribbon winner recipe.  Without a doubt my favorite potato gratin recipe EVER.  It was Peter's, too.  I pretty much only prepare it on special occasions (like holidays or birthdays) which makes it all the more special.  I guarantee you will not be disappointed with this recipe - it's FAN-TAS-TIC!
Wednesday Reader March 20


Wednesday greetings wondrous readers of Daymaker - Presenting a fabulous read today full of fun and awe-some! Beginning with Leslie Elman's Trivia Bits in both Pop Quiz and Fascinating Stuff Of course, I've heard/read about the Frescoes style painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - but I couldn't visualize it so I did the Google thing and found  *a pic and a little backstory *  mind blowing!  Unbelievably breathtaking. And Sailfish can travel at speeds of 68 mph.  W-H-A-T ?!! QUICK QUESTION Are you double jointed anywhere?  My pinky finger on my right hand is double jointed. I remember that my dad was double jointed on all fingers on both hands.  As a kid that was, "WOW COOL" stuff. Are you, or know someone who is? THE SCHOLAR'S 4 QUESTION TALE Is a great read.  I've been pondering - and have come up with - a couple "morals to the story" sort of thing.  I love tales that make me think beyond the story itself. FRIED CATFISH WITH JALAPENO TARTAR SAUCE Is sooooooo good.  As I wrote in the recipe, we served it at Hippie Cowboy and customers were wild about it.  Our little secret that made it unique was that we used my grandma Miller's recipe for frying trout.  It's a must-make recipe if you're a fan of fried catfish.
Wednesday Reader March 13


Wednesday greetings, all! Super fabulous read today, beginning with: QUICK QUESTION Smartest person I know?  Can't nail one specific person down right this second.  But I'm thinking.  You? POP QUIZ + FASCINATING STUFF Loads me up feeling smarter and more interesting.  Thanks to Leslie Elman. JERRY CLOWER (!) I love Jerry Clower's down-home southern humor.  Always have and always will.  Enjoy "Play Pretties" in today's episode.  It's a hoot! RECIPE Grilled cheddar cheese + Bacon -- on raisin bread.  Fantastic trio.  As far as what spread to put on the bread - I choose just straight up butter or mayo + fresh cracked pepper. TRACY BECKERMAN'S COLUMN "To All the Jeans I've Loved Before" is absolute tongue-in-cheek grins.
Wednesday Reader March 6


Happy Wednesday! March is sure rolling in fast and it's been very pleasant temps thus far.  I'm in no hurry for the wrath of summer's hot + humid temps so I'm a happy camper. Super cool Wednesday Read to present today: Beginning with -- LESLIE ELMAN'S TRIVIA AND FASCINATING STUFF I sooo revisited Simon and Garfunkel's,  "The Sounds of Silence" (*click and listen here*) I totally listened to Simon and Garfunkel a bazillion years ago as a teenager, but hadn't listened to this particular song in a very long time.  It's pretty.  And, nope, I didn't know the answer to the Pop Quiz regarding what/where are the prophets words revealed in the lyrics of the song.  I'll never forget now.  It was cool to relisten to the song. QUICK QUESTION Me?  Street smarts or Book smarts?   hmmmm -- good question.  I enjoy reading a lot and always have.  And life experiences have also taught me to be Street smarts - as in traveling all around the country working on shows.  So, I'll say Street smarts.  However, reading the pages of my favorite books also revealed in the tales to be aware of my surroundings via my favorite characters in books.  You?  I adore the PRICELESS GRANDPARENT STORIES! Outta the mouths of kiddos is full-on laughter. 5 WORDS THAT START WITH "F" Well, those came fun and fast to me.  Look, there are 2!  Ha
Wednesday Reader February 28


Happy Wednesday greetings, Daymakers! Super fun line-up of interestings this final Wednesday of February 2024. Beginning with -- Leslie Elman's Trivia Tidbits.  I sure didn't know where the oldest and longest boardwalk in the United States is.  As one who strives to walk 3 miles a day - 5 days a week - I'd sure love to put this on my walking bucket list. Planner or Go-with-the-Flow?  I, personally, am a go-with-the-flow gal if I'm on a leisure kind of trip -- unless I'm with a group of people who've established a go-see-do itinerary.  Then I'm cool with the whoever has got it all planned out.  And I'm in on the plan. I almost feel sorry for the Burglar Who Couldn't Find His Way Out.  Almost.  Ha Epic Breakfast Oatmeal  I've been known to also drizzle on a little caramel sauce for a little something extra-extra.  Why not?  Delish! Tracy Beckerman's Puffy Face column cracked me up.  I'm totally in her tongue-in-cheek humor fan club!
Sea Horses Antique Illustration


Hello Wonderful readers on a beautiful, warm Wednesday - at least it is here. March is getting closer - I see its timing in the sunrise, sunset and general feeling that spring is rolling our way. We totally appreciate all of you for sliding by and spending a piece of your day hanging out + sharing + caring. Catch ya on Friday with another fabulous episode! Ready.  Set.  Read On.
Wednesday Reader February 14


Happy Valentine's Day, friends! What are your Valentine's Day plans?  Any? I don't have any plans perse.  Laying low and building a fire to be mesmerized by as I watch the flames and reflect on so many memories close to my heart. I totally want to share something super-duper-heart cool !  Went to the mailbox yesterday and inside there was a package. I opened it - like a kid at Christmas! It was from my friends Carol and Toby. Inside was a beautiful original hand painted card by Carol who is a fine watercolor artist whose work is absolutely/always frame worthy.  And, yes, I will frame her piece of art and keep it under glass to view every day when I walk by it.  I'll feel the love for sure way after Valentine's Day -- forever. And - also - in the package was a box wrapped all classy-pretty in Valentine's Day paper.  Nope, not a box of chocolates.  WAY better!  A box of 8 Shower Steamers - that read, "Relax and Enjoy Home SPA with Natural Essential Oil."  We're talking Eucalyptus Mint, Lavender, Orange, Pomegranate Rose, Mint, Watermelon and Orange. Wow! Do I feel special, or what?  Quick answer - Very Special!  I am so grateful for being thought of on Valentine's Day by my dear friends who were also friends of Peter. Super fun line-up today! Beginning  with --
Wednesday Reader February 7


Hello friends! Super interesting + fascinating + heart line-up for today's Wednesday. Beginning with LESLIE ELMAN'S Trivia and Fascinating Facts.  Who knew what a "dirty snowball" is?  And that "starfish" can actually have 10-20-40 arms?  Say what?!  Fascinating, for sure.  Now WE know. QUICK QUESTION Name 4 words - with 4 letters that begin with the letter "B".  Tick tock. HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE Is a super cool read.  Made me happy and a little teary eyed all at the same time.  I reckon happiness is, indeed, a choice and in the fiber of our beings.  Even in the hardest imaginable situations. HOW MANY CHANNELS DID WE HAVE ON OUR TELEVISION SET WHEN I WAS A KID I can answer that super fast.  There were 2.  Channel 2 and Channel 8.  That was that and that was it.  Ha.  And we were grateful. And if I fell asleep on the couch on the weekend watching TV - the Star Spangled Banner song played exactly at Midnight.  Not with a great singer singing.  Just outdated instrumental music and segued to a screen of snowy stuff and loud white-noise before going off-the-air for the night. Nothing woke me up from the couch as fast as the Star Spangled Banner to run and turn the TV off before the white-noise started. Ahhh, memories. FLUFFY TAPIOCA PUDDING + TOASTED COCONUT RECIPE
Wednesday Reader January 24


Greetings Wednesday Readers - How's your week going?  Fine and dandy around here.  It's raining but temps are high enough that it remains water and not ice.  I'm cool with that! Another great Wednesday line-up today.  Beginning with: WHAT'S THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN I HEAR THE WORD "FIDGET" Someone (including me) who unconsciously taps a finger or two on a table or counter top.  You? WordPerfect CUSTOMER SUPPORT READ IS AMUSING The phone conversation "speaks for itself "  Read and enjoy a chuckle or two. If you might wonder do I seriously have email threads from 20 years ago? Yes, I do.  I have envelopes and envelopes packed full of printed out greatness material.  I've no idea why I printed out and saved all these pieces of great fun/information way back then - but I did - and I'm so glad I did. MOOD RINGS I totally had one and sported it for a short period of time in my younger days.  They were sooooo popular and kinda cool to watch the changing of colors.  Not sure what made them "change" colors but they sure did and I'm also pretty sure it had zip to do with my particular mood.  Just an interesting gimmick sort of thing that I was all in on.  You? I'll also add a note here that I did not buy into the gimmick of the Pet Rock thing. If someone were to have given me one -- I'd probably study it and ponder if it was worthy of being a rock I could "skip" across a pond or lake.  I'm thinking not, based on the ones I saw.  I think they were sinkers.  Ha! EPIC ITALIAN MEATBALL RECIPE Is, indeed, EPIC.  Baked or Smoked on a grill.  On noodles, tucked in a sandwich of fresh bread with melted Provolone or Mozzarella, Appetizers.  Give it a try.  I'd be shocked if you are disappointed.
Wednesday Reader January 17


Wednesday greetings! Phew -- endured the little cold snap we had around here and didn't lose power.  Thankful.  Hearing on the radio that today's temps are gonna rise to 41 degrees.  Gonna feel like a heat wave - ha!  At least to my outside feral cats. Another great line-up of Wednesday fun today! Beginning with: QUICK QUESTION What do I do when pulling up at a stoplight next to someone jammin' on the radio?  Well, first of all it brings me joy and I smile and laugh!  And should I catch the person's eye - in the middle of the jammin' - I wave and give a thumbs up.  (I've been known to turn up the radio and belt out a favorite song while driving.)  Just can't help it. THANKS MOM AND DAD FUN STORY COLLECTION Is a laugh-blast for certain! LITTLE WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE Yes, raising my hand.  I sure remember "the old days" when the house phone was mounted on our kitchen wall.