I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to stuff myself into one career or another.
Over the past 30 years I’ve tried without success to a banker, a newspaper reporter, president of an insurance company, a waitress, a store clerk, a magazine editor and a general flunky for three non-profit corporations. Continue reading
my dream grill
It all began when my son gave me a Sirius satellite radio for my birthday. Let me tell you this is truly serious radio and it has been trouble with a big “T”.
First off, forget the price of gasoline – I find any excuse to get in the car and drive around just so I can listen to the radio. For a person who gets car sick, this is a remarkable departure from my mode of operendi.
My son set up all my favorite stations on auto punch so I could move seamlessly from 40s tunes to 50s and 60s. He also programmed an Elvis station, a health and fitness talk station, Fox news, CNN, show tunes, and as an afterthought – the Martha Stewart network. I’m not much of a Martha fan, but she does offer some good cooking programs. Continue reading
Like her or not, I will be spending Saturday with Martha Stewart – well, at least five or six hours. While she’s a little over the top for me, I’m looking forward to our visit.( Anyone who insists on making marshmallows from scratch is way too compulsive for my taste. )
I won’t be on her show or anything like that. I’ll be driving with her to Nashville as I tune in to the Martha Stewart network. She’s my least favorite host of the parade of experts who conduct hourly shows. I usually take a lunch break when she comes on. She’s always running her mixer while she talks and you can’t hear her. I often wonder if she’s actually making anything or just pretending – who would know; It’s radio.
I’ll time my trip to coordinate with Sandy Gluck who hosts a show she calls “Chew on This.” it is a very informative talk show where she discusses little known cooking methods for common foods. That is followed by my absolute favorite program – “Use it up.” It’s for people like me who can’t stand to throw anything away but don’t have a clue what to do with six aging strawberries or a 1/4 pound of Stilton cheese.
They are followed by Andrew Beckman, a master gardener. This may be the day I actually call in and chat with the host – depends on how bored I get.