WEDNESDAY READER | MAY 17
Wednesday greetings, wondrous readers!
Presenting Wednesday’s Reader.
Pop Quiz and Fascinating stuff from Leslie Elman indeed gives material for us to be the most interesting person in the room.
And Tracy Beckerman’s bug story is one I’m pretty sure most of us can relate to. I know I can.
The Mowie-Wowie chicken teriyaki slider recipe is blue ribbon.
Got a smile or twenty-nine? Pass them around. They’re contagious. Beautiful. Gifts.
Introducing Dixie Lee – friends for over 30 years – who has come aboard to do social media for Daymaker Readable Art. Welcome Dixie! She’s a lot of fun (trust me). Our backstory coming soon…
“Hey, everyone! I’m excited to be part of the Daymaker Readable Art team. Cheryl and I have such a long-strong friendship. When she first told me about her vision of a blog – I believed in it. So long overdue with her creative passion about so many things. But specifically this one. We have had so many conversations about Daymaker and her strength is content and mine is Social Media. We did the hand shake and a high five. Combing our collective talents. I look forward to meeting you on our social sites.”
As always, thanks for sliding by and giving us a piece of your day. Appreciate one and all.
Have a grand day.
See ya Friday.
- WHO BOUGHT BETTE DAVIS’S OSCARS FOR “JEZEBEL” AND “DANGEROUS” AT AUCTION AND DONATED THEM TO THEM TO THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES?
a) Joan Crawford
b) Susan Sarandon
c) Steven Spielberg
d) Meryl Streep
- THE CENTRAL PERK COFFEE SHOP FEATURED IN WHICH SERIES?
c) “Grey’s Anatomy”
- WHICH BREED OF DOG HAS WON THE MOST BEST IN SHOW TITLES AT THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW?
a) Doberman pinscher
b) German shepherd dog
c) Labrador retriever
d) Wire fox terrier
WHAT DO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS HAVE IN COMMON?
POP QUIZ ANSWERS
- Steven Spielberg bought Bette Davis’s Oscars for “Jezebel” and “Dangerous” at auction and donated them to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- The Central Perk coffee shop features in the series “Friends.”
- Wire fox terriers have won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show a total of 12 times, the most of any breed.
~ COPYRIGHT 2023 LESLIE ELMAN
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A SINCERE SMILE
A PRICELESS GIFT
A smile costs nothing, but gives a lot. It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give it.
A smile takes only a moment, but the memory of it can last forever. No one is so rich, or so mighty, they can get along without a smile.
And no one is so poor that they cannot be richer by a smile.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in every business and is the counter sign of friendship.
A smile brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged and sunshine to the sad as well as being nature’s cure for trouble.
Yet, a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen. For it’s of little value to anyone until it’s given away.
Some people are too tired or indignant to give a smile, so give them one of yours.
They won’t ever forget it.
~ author unknown.
From an email thread to many recipients
FIND YOURSELF AND BE THAT
(( Starve the landfills. Recycle. ))
RIDDLE ME THIS
WHAT IS THE END OF A RAINBOW?
WOWIE – MOWIE CHICKEN TERIYAKI SLIDERS
Hello new favorite sliders on the planet! WOWZER!!
Chicken – grilled pineapple – Swiss cheese – Jalapeno
makes 6 sliders
THIS IS HOW WE GET READY TO MAKE THEM:
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- full bottle of teriyaki sauce (your choice of brand)
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 can sliced pineapple, DRAINED
- Fresh jalapeno (de-seeded and sliced lengthwise in half)
- thinly sliced red onion
- baby swiss cheese slices
- Hawaiian rolls (from the bakery) cut in half
PUT IN A BOWL OR PIE DISH THE OIL AND TERIYAKI SAUCE. ADD CHICKEN THIGHS. MARINADE FOR 2 HOURS OR OVER NIGHT.
FIRE UP THE BBQ GRILL TO MEDIUM.
WHEN GRILL IS READY … PUT THE CHICKEN ON.
TURN THIGHS OVER EVERY 2 MINUTES AND BASTE WITH THE TERIYAKI MARINADE (TURNING ABOUT 4 TIMES = 8 MINUTES OR MIGHT TAKE 12 MINUTES). USE YOUR GRILLING THINKING SKILLS.
WHILE CHICKEN IS DOING ITS THING ON THE GRILL — CAREFULLY PLACE HALF SLICES OF JALAPENO AND PINEAPPLE SLICES ON THE GRILL, TOO. WATCH THE JALAPENO CLOSELY – SO IT DOESN’T FALL INSIDE. BASTE THE PINEAPPLE SLICES WITH TERIYAKI MARINADE – AND FLIP THEM OVER FROM TIME TO TIME. ABOUT 4 MINUTES TOTAL.
ON THE LAST FLIP OF THE CHICKEN THIGHS — PLACE GRILLED JALAPENOS + PINEAPPLE RINGS + ADD A SLICE OF SWISS CHEESE ON TOP OF EACH.
LET CHEESE DO A LITTLE MELTY THING.
PUT THE HALVED HAWAIIAN ROLLS ON GRILL TO GET A LITTLE TOASTED. A MINUTE OR 2.
NOW IT’S TIME TO ASSEMBLE:
TAKE BREAD OFF — AND PLACE CHICKEN + PINEAPPLE + JALAPENO + SWISS + ADD A THIN SLICE OF RED ONION.
CAP THE SLIDERS WITH OTHER HALF OF ROLL.
SERVE AND ENJOY!
~ Recipe courtesy of Daniel Maucieri
thank you, Dan!
THE LETTER “W” !
AN INSECT TALE FOR THE AGES
I couldn’t help but notice the giant bug thing when ita appeared out of nowhere and jumped up into my face.
“AAAAHHH!” I screamed, like any normal person would do when a giant bug thing jumps into her face.
“Bowie,” I said to the dog beside me once I recovered from the shock. “Get the giant bug thing!”
My faithful dog, my protector, my friend for life, took one look at this bug when it landed and ran away with his tail between his legs.
“Coward!” I yelled after him.
Now it was just me and the Gigant-a-bug. I needed to get closer to get a better look at it, but I was afraid it was going to jump in my face again. I inched up, alone and defenseless, as far as I dared, and peered at the enormous bug thing.
That’s when I realized it was a cricket — but not just your regular, everyday, run-of-the-mill cricket. It was a megacricket. A mammoth cricket. It was … Bugzilla.
I recalled seeing one of these in my basement once in our old house in the suburbs and calling the National Guard. That one didn’t just jump. It got up on its back legs and told me to bug off. Our washing machine was in the basement, and I decided, right then and there, that our days of clean underwear were over.
Meanwhile, back at our new house, I didn’t know if Bugzilla had followed me here or if this was a cousin looking to overthrow our new domain. My bigger concern, however, was not this one Cave Cricket, as they’re called. It was whether he had brought the entire extended family in his quest to rule our kingdom.
“Honey,” I said into the phone to my husband. “We have a giant cricket in the house.”
“We live in the country now,” he said. “There are more bugs here.”
“OUTSIDE,” I yelled. “The bugs belong OUTSIDE!”
“Well, I don’t speak bug so I can’t tell them that,” he said.
I hung up the phone and looked around, but Bugzilla was gone. This was bad news. The only thing worse than seeing a giant bug is seeing a giant bug and then having it disappear and show up later, somewhere else in the house, when you least expect it. Kind of like when your mother-in-law visits.
I grabbed a fly swatter, which is kind of like bringing a water pistol to a duel, and went back to the scene of the crime, but there was no cricket. I searched the room. NO cricket. I searched the entire floor. No cricket. At this point I decided there was only one thing to do.
An hour later my husband came home. I greeted him at the door with my suitcase.
“Did you get rid of the cricket?” he asked.
“Do you know where the cricket is?” he asked.
“No,” I replied.
He looked at my suitcase.
“What are you doing?”
“Isn’t it obvious?” I said. “I’m bugging out.”
~ Tracy Beckerman is the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “Barking at the Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble.” You can visit her at www.tracybeckerman.com
- The Guam War Dog Memorial and War Dog Cemetery honors the canine members of the 2nd and 3rd War Dog platoons that lost their lives serving the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. The dogs worked as sentries, couriers and scouts, and they detected bombs, booby traps and enemy attackers during the liberation of Guam from Japanese occupation in 1944. Twenty-five dogs lost their lives in military service on Guam. The first was a Doberman pinscher named Kurt, who’s depicted in a statue atop the memorial.
- The C. Herschel crater on the moon is named for astronomer Caroline Herschel, the first woman to discover a comet, the first to be paid for her astronomical work and the first to receive honorary induction into the Royal Astronomical Society of London. In her career, she found and tracked eight comets, prepared extensive star catalogs and contributed greatly to the body of knowledge in astronomy. For her work, she was honored with a gold medal from the king of Prussia, which she received in 1846 at age 96.
- In poetry, am anapest is a group of three syllables: two unstressed and one stressed. A poem written in anapestic tetrameter has four anapests in each line. (The prefix tetra means four.) It all sounds very fancy until you realize that much of the poetry you loved best as a kid — and possibly still do! — was written in anapestic tetrameter. That includes most of Dr. Seuss as well as Clement Clark Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas.” Read them aloud and you’ll see.
- With a median age of 14.8, the African nation of Niger has the youngest median population of any country in the world. Uganda is second, and eight more African nations round out the top 10. By comparison, the world median age is around 30. The United States comes in at 38.5; Germany and Japan are around 48. Monaco has the world’s highest median age at an estimated 55.4.
~ COPYRIGHT 2023 LESLIE ELMAN
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