Jenny, from the Pearson Report, is one of the hosts for this year’s A-Z Challenge. The challenge challenges we (or is that us?) bloggers to stretch our writing talents in a challenging month-long celebration of the alphabet.
NOTE: Quite possibly a record for the most uses of the word ‘challenge’ in a single sentence.
Each day is devoted to a single letter, commencing with April 1st (this makes sense to me). On that day, we write a post about anything starting with the letter ‘A’ (or ‘Z’, if you’re dyslexic-I’M JUST KIDDING! I don’t want any hate mail from Jenny).
The rest of the month goes likewise, except you don’t use ‘A’ for every day (you’d think there are some things that don’t need pointing out). Sundays are “off” days to give us a chance to recharge our batteries. But, also because April has 30 days and the alphabet has 26 letters (trust me, I checked). Slightly more if you’re talking the Spanish alphabet. But, I really don’t count ch, ll, rr, or that crazy ñ. Three of those are just double letters and that ‘ñ’ makes you sound like Antonio Banderas, famous Spanish guy, voice of Puss N Boots, a sucky Zorro, and I think that bumblebee from those Nasonex commercials.
|Yeah. I was shocked, too.|
|"Penwasser, you idiot! |
Night School and
Community College are of Satan!"
Ah, HA!!! Now, aren’t you ashamed? Yeah, I kept those pictures just to myself. But, maybe you learned how to make a quilt. So, it’s not a complete loss.
Now, where was I? Oh, yeah, Jenny asked me to participate in The Answer Game to get us all psyched for the challenge. I’m sorry it took so long to get back to her. I’ve been busy and lazy. But, mostly lazy.
What’s more, who knows when this post will get to Blogger? If you’re reading it on Thursday, then I accomplished what I wanted to do. If it’s Friday, then I got distracted by something shiny (or naked) and had to wait another day.
So, let’s hope for Thursday. Although, that naked thing sounds kind of appealing, too. Unless it’s me. Then, ewwwwwww.
|It's not baseball season, so the Cubs weren't playing. |
On the other hand, they didn't lose that day, either.
Well, while we’re young, here are the questions and my answers:
Are you signed up for the A-Z Challenge?
What challenge? Duh...of course.
What is your sign-up number?
226. I don’t know why this is important, but it probably is. After all, it’s a number.
Are you ready? If yes...explain yourself.
If, by ready, you mean are all my posts written? Ha ha ha, I laugh at you.
If you’re not ready...what’s your excuse?
While I have some days set aside for certain letters (for instance, April 1st will be about the Alphabet. I called it first!!), I haven’t written any complete post. I’m an artist, after all, and need “the moment” to spur me to artistic heights. Or some other such crap like that.
|It's nothing like this. I'm hairier.|
WARNING: Utterly Shameless Self-Promotion Ahead
|But no Batman and Robin. Damn.|
TKTATMOTGC (wow, that acronym is a tad clunky and not really worth the effort, huh?) is a Young Adult (aka ‘YA.’ Now, that acronym works!) novel. It’s not hysterically funny like SCT (another acronym which works and...did I mention...SCT is still available on Kindle?). In fact, it’s similar in feel to a Nancy Drew book (my, ain’t we full of ourselves?) or Scooby Doo. Only without annoying talking dogs or pussies named Shaggy.
So, if you like that kind of read, go ahead and check it out. It don’t cost nuthin’ for a free sample (hence the word ‘free’). Well, I’m right up on 1,000 words so I better go (you’re welcome).
The Knothead Twins and the Mystery of the Ghost Crabs