Thank you for joining me in welcoming… Joanne DeMaio!
Let's get to it...
1. Beverage of choice?
I’m all about living a whole latte life, so it’s no secret coffee is my drink. Steaming hot, in one of my favorite mugs. I value what it represents … good conversation and our bonds with others. Because coffee often forms the connection with a friend, a daughter. So I love coffee, even more so because of everything that comes with it.
2. Any pets?
Our little cat spent five long months in the Humane Society before we happened by and brought her home, indulging her with lots of treats and toys since. She’s a real talker, cooing and chattering all the time. If she could write, I think she might have a book in her. :)
3. Dream vacation?
I’m lucky enough to take my dream vacation every year at a little beach on Long Island Sound, nestled in the crook of the Connecticut coast. With its sandy boardwalk, whispering lagoon grasses and sweet salt air, it’s a place of peace and beauty, and has been a backdrop to much of my life.
4. What are you listening to right now?
Last weekend, my family and I saw Roger Daltrey perform The Who’s entire Tommy rock opera. Really, as a writer I love finding stories in different forms around me, and the mingling of story and song that night was fascinating.
5. What's for dinner?
Chicken cutlets with roasted sweet peppers, mashed potatoes and zucchini. Bon Appetit!
Joanne, I feel the same about coffee and hot beverages in general. I start every morning with coffee, and every time my parents visit, we bond over steaming mugs of tea. Your kitty definitely has a story in her. What a blessing to rescue such a talkative gal!
My fantasy vacations usually take place on a beach so your description of Long Island Sound made me sigh. How nice it would be to head over there right now. And what a treat to attend the Roger Daltrey concert. We went to the University of Michigan's football game last week, and the energy of the crowd spills over, infects you with zest, much like a concert. By the way, I'm coming over for dinner. Yum, yum! Thanks so much for being my guest today!
Joanne DeMaio is a Connecticut writer blending family, coffee and friendship on the page. Her music essays have appeared in literary journals, celebrating her passion for song, in print. She is also the founder of the inspirational blog Whole Latte Life. Grab a coffee and stop by for a visit at joannedemaio.blogspot.com. To learn more about her writing, visit her website at joannedemaio.com.
Heard any good songs lately? Care to recommend one?
Enjoy your Wednesday!