I was a small-town girl. Aside from the ridiculous green beret and homely green jumper, signing me up for Girl Scouts was the best decision Mom made for her fifth-grade daughter. I already knew how to build a campfire, and selling cookies wasn't the highlight of my year -- it was the field trip to the radio station that thrilled my little eleven-year-old heart. There it was, five thousand watts of crystal-clear power...it was a daytime-only radio station, the voice of our town. One look into that studio and I was hooked. I begged them to let me take home the unused news copy from the AP wire. I hung it up on my wall like a rock-star poster. I got a tape recorder and practiced doing newscasts, writing exciting stories of neighborhood gossip. I practiced my commercials, imitating TV ads for Miss Clairol. In the seventh grade, I entered a speech contest and won three of the four categories. The judges were the owners of that radio station. Within a week of winning the speech contest I had my first on-air job: "Delilah, on the Warpath," school news and sports, taped weekly. By the time I was in high school I had worked into a full-time part-time position at the radio station. I wrote afternoon newscasts, wrote and produced commercials. I took the empty soda pop bottles back for the refund. Six days a week I was at the station. Six days a week I was happy! It's been over 25 years, and fourteen stations since Mrs. Davis's Girl Scout troop walked through the doors of that first radio station. Today, my show isn't on a five-thousand watt daytime AM station, but the thrill of the microphone hasn't disappeared. Radio is still my first love. §Sports: Watching my son, Isaiah, play soccer §Food: YES!! §Color: Yellow! §Season: Summer in Seattle, Autumn in New England §Activity: Painting (art, not walls -- although I do murals!) §Passions: Gardening, camping You can e-mail me a dedication at D@Delilah.comand visit my official website at www.Delilah.com
1 can or two cobs fresh corn 1-2 avocados Cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 red onion, diced Optional: shaved carrots, feta cheese crumbles, black or kidney beans
1/3 cup (+ or -) extra virgin olive oil A few squirts of lemon and lime juice A few shakes of salt and pepper to taste Cilantro or other desired herb such as lemon thyme
Mix dressing and pour over salad fixings. Enjoy!
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