Cue the theme to “Masterpiece Theater” (NOTE: I’m too cheap to pay for the music download).
As I sit here, broken-hearted, came to sh....no, that’s not right. Let’s start again.
Looking back on the past month, I find myself awash in the golden memories which come from the fact that it rained an awful frikkin’ lot and that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know quite a few of you via the A-Z Challenge.
This annual contest, coordinated by Arlee Bird of Tossing It Out gave each of us a chance to wax lyrical (or wax car) on a different letter of the alphabet. The idea was that, with the exception of Sundays, each day of the month would feature our take from A from Z.
Predictably, some letters were more challenging than others, particularly ‘X.’ I was amazed that apparently everyone copied my idea of “X-Men.” Of course, this may be due to the fact that, since I didn’t read the frikkin’ directions, I wrote articles on Sundays. So, I was ahead of everyone else by four days.
Plus, ‘X’ sucks.
I’m looking forward to doing this again next year (presuming I don’t assume room temperature by then). I really liked getting to know each and every one of you. I’m happy to add you to my cadre of “must reads.”
The A-Z Challenge also gave me a chance to
use a dictionary shake the cobwebs from my brain as it drove me to come up with a variety of topics.
On the downside, I got tired near the end. The drain of writing for 26 straight days (remember, I’m the dope who didn’t read directions) was a strain (hey, that rhymes!). This is especially difficult for someone born when Buddy Holly was still alive.
I also wrote some pretty long posts, posts that I would ordinarily break up into several parts. This was a heavy price to pay for my readers because, a little Penwasser goes a long way (I don’t know, that just sounds dirty).
Another downside is that I haven’t been able to pay as much attention to those blogs I love to read. So, if it looks like I haven’t visited in a couple of days, you’re right, I haven’t. My apologies.
As I settle back into my regular routine, I’ll be sure to check in on you (I don’t know. Is this a bad thing from your perspective?).
But, all in all, this was a fantastic month.
Whaddya say, old chums? How ‘bout we meet again on April 1, 2012 (I think we have until December 21st until the world ends, don’t we?)?