Well folks, it’s been 26 weeks since I A is for Accepted the In Print ABC Blog Challenge. Half a year has passed! Who believes? And here we are at the End of the Alphabet… the letter Z, which is, according to my phonetic logic, unnecessary but kind of cool.
In the 6 months’ time since I began this challenge, I have covered a lot of topics– from the Celebration of my official one year blogging Mary Franniversary to describing my grocery store Demo-Lady Days to the crisp nothingness of Kale Chips to Networking at fabulous writing conferences to Silly Superstitions (Not so silly when it works! You’re welcome Hawks!) to admirable, wonderful, fabulous You.
Some weeks were harder than others but I’ve enjoyed the theme-iness of the experiment. I’ve had ideas for blog subjects these past few months that haven’t coincided with my letter assignment and I look forward to developing those ideas in the upcoming letter-free blogs.
As you all must know by now, my daughter’s wedding is in less than two weeks… 11 days!
I look forward to wrapping up that challenge as well. No more passing on the five dollar Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino double-blended no whip, got a wedding to pay for. No more not even looking at the upcoming concert schedule, can’t go, have a wedding to plan for. No more printing, spray-mounting, cutting… oh wait, who am I kidding? I live for that stuff.
Just like the blog challenge, I’m sure I will miss the “upcoming” wedding when it’s complete. We’ve spent a year (twice as long as this topical writing project!) planning and executing. Whenever something is that big a part of your life you can’t help but get attached. (In my case it’s more like a case of Stockholm Syndrome, haha)
It was suggested that my Z blog be about my son and son-to-be —both named Zachary. One biological, one by-a-marriage-al. I said, Z is for Zach? She said, exZACHtly. So clever, love word play!
On a related Z note, sort of, well, considering so far I haven’t really identified a Z, let’s go for it… Z is for World War Z, which we saw last week. It won the movie choice by being the shortest of our options at 116 minutes run time versus Man of Steel at 143 minutes or The Lone Ranger at 149 minutes. Even The Heat, a comedy! clocks in at 117! Ridiculous. 90 minutes is good. Edit, edit, edit. Anyway, after the ridiculous and whiney first ten minutes (see, I’ve gotten it down to 106 *snap* just like that!) it was a really good movie. I haven’t read the book, but I can tell the author is creative and forward-thinking (and I don’t blame him for the first ten minutes). According to a reliable resource, I would consider World War Z “quintessential” in that it brings something new to a worn genre.
A blog full of digressions… feeling a little verklempt at saying good-bye to the challenge but obviously ready to move on.