Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30th-Brought To You By the Letter 'Z'

Zip




It's April 30th. 


I got zip, Zero, zilch, Zsquat (the 'Z' is silent), zada (or 'nada.' Which actually makes more sense...okay, now I'm just being silly).


Plus, I gotta prepare for May Day.  Bolshevik Revolution reenactments don't put themselves on, you know. 


It's been a fun challenge-see you next month!

51 comments:

  1. And so we zip up the April challenge. 'Nuff said.


    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com/

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  2. Ahhhh...the sweet sound of April exiting stage left.

    If you have a little leftover "normal" hanging around send it my way...I seem to have misplaced mine. It's got green spots and yellow stripes - it's faux normal...but it washes well. (cold water Tide works best).

    And..."fun" what is that? Are you learning a foreign language?
    Me...ich bin ganz fertig... (I'm spent, finished, done...anyway you slice me I'm toast)

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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  3. You've certainly been un-zipping your mouth, so you deserve a bit of rest.

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  4. Thanks for making the challenge so much fun! All of the laughing helped me burn off a few calories too! Julie

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  5. This is as good a way as any to finish off an awesome April's Challenge Al. I'm going to miss the challenge but at least there's always next year. I think I'm going to give Googling nude Spider-Man a pass as well by the way, although the temptation certainly is there haha.

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  6. I thought that was Mike Rowe for a minute. I have enjoyed your posts as usual Al. It seems as though we prefer the same Z words. I'll see you back at the regular posting spot!

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  7. I hope the A-Z challenge didn't exhaust you too much. Some people just stop blogging for a long time after the challenge. Don't you do that!

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  8. Hooray and well done. You are a better man than me. Loved reading your A-Z. It always bought a smile

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  9. But fun indeed and you stole my word, how absurd. Copy cat, literally..lol

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  10. 6th degree ends with a Zappa. The challenge is (and I'm not making up the name) Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen Zappa to Kevin Bacon. Youngest daughter of the late Frank Zappa. My other Zappa-child choices were Moon Unit, Dweezil or Ahmet Emuukha Rodan. Odd names of celebrity off-spring may be something you want to address in future blogs. Then again, it's no worse than being named for bottled German mountain water.

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    1. I'll get on it. Good GOD what a name.

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    2. Not obvious, but..... DTMPZ-David Carradine-Randy Quaid-Chevy Chase-John Belushi-Kevin Bacon
      DTMPZ was in 'Children of the Corn V' with David Carradine who was in 'The Long Riders' with Randy Quaid who was in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' with Chevy Chase who was on 'Saturday Night Live' with John Belushi who was in 'Animal House' with Kevin Bacon.
      And you bet your ass I used Google.

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  11. I've really enjoyed your posts. Glad I found your blog!

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  12. Oh, snap! I totally forgot about May Day.

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  13. My Maiden name began with a Z.

    I spent my childhood as the last in line for everything.

    It was scarring, and probably one of the reasons I was attracted to my husband. He could give me children, and as someone whose last name started with A, he could move me to the front of the line.

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  14. I have those exact same words for my comment here! Zilch, zip, Zero, Zsquat, zada!

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  15. @Francene: It's been way fun, but stick a fork in April, for sure.

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  16. @Jenny: Oh, yeah? Well, ich habe ein grossen bleistift. I think that means "I have a big pencil." Hey...um...wait...THAT doesn't sound right.
    @Gorilla: I have a lot of cleaning to do from all those words spilling from my mouth...keyboard...trousers. Whatever. Ooh, 'mouth' and 'trousers' in the same sentence. That sounds even worse that that 'pencil' thing.
    @Julie: My pleasure. Hope you catch "Xerxes-The Sequel."
    @Matthew: Good advice. That's not just webs he's slinging.
    @Bushman: Nope. Big as Mini-Me and twice as ugly.
    @Nellie: A few days....but not for long.
    @Mynx: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Especially since I'm due back at the asylum.
    @Pat: Not many 'Z' words, are there? Well, there's always "zither." (I'll bet someone did that, that).
    @Dana: And I'm just as glad I found yours. Hey...wait. I think that was the purpose of this thing all along. Well played, Arlee, Jenny, and company, well-played.
    @Ruth: It was easy for me to remember. Those tanks and flatbeds carrying ICBMs under pictures of Lenin and Stalin were dead giveaways. Don't worry, though. You still have time to pick up a card.
    @Mary A.: How cool was that?
    @Adam: Thank you. I plan on conquering a country in Eastern Europe tomorrow. One of the small ones.

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  17. I was hoping for a post on Zsa Zsa Gabor!

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    1. I did consider it. But, I was tired.
      Or lazy.

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  18. Had a blast reading your entries, Al. But I'm so glad this is over. I'm so tired...

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    1. It was a lot of fun being a free spirit and all, but I'm pooped. And want to return to my WIP.

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  19. You did an amazing job with the challenge, Al. I'm not at all surprised.
    Congratulations! Now go get some zzzs.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I plan on it. Right after I zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  20. After a month of epic, laugh-inducing posts, it's only fair you take it easy on the last day. You earned it.

    No, I take that back. As a selfish, greedy man, I demand more epic laughter. Make me laugh, or I will... I will... no, I haven't the energy. The challenge has drained me.

    Fantastic run, Al. Now go whip your WIP into shape. What shape? I'll leave that one up to you.

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  21. Great Z post. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z

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  22. Hi:

    Several friends show you as one of their favorite bloggers so I thought I'd pay you a visit. You have a great sense of humor and I like what you wrote in your profile about the need for laughter in this troubled world. I know I'll be back for more of your fun perspective. I invite you to visit me at Chubby Chatterbox where a focus on Art, Humor and Nostalgia. If you stop by I hope you'll press the Join button and I'll return the favor. I hope to hear from you soon. Take care.

    Chubby Chatterbox

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  23. Hate to say this but A-Z seemed like more of a drag this year. Perhaps it just grew too big. My getting a bad neck didn't help and packing to move. Hi-five Al, we did it.

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  24. @Manzanita: I know what you mean. I don't know why this seemed to be a little bit of a chore (I hope that sentiment didn't come through any of my posts). Maybe because it WAS bigger than last year...? Still, I will do it again in 2013. Yes, we did it! Huzzah (which would work for an 'H' post)!
    @Stephen: I have no doubt I'll like what I see. Chubby Chatterbox sounds hysterical. And I always appreciate Humor and Nostalgia. I don't know anyone named 'Art,' though.
    @Debra: Thanks very much. I'm taking a few days off, but I'll be back this weekend.
    @Nate: It'll be strange to return to "It's Not Just a Job" after two months. Good thing it's a true story. I'd hate to try to figure out where I left off!

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  25. Maybe next year you should do the the Greek alphabet from alpha to omega. At least it's only 24 letters so you don't have to give one 'iota' about two English letters. Greek alphabet: alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, nu, xi, omicron, pi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega

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    1. Mu-Only for cows, Beta-When I SHOULDA bought a VHS, Delta-Banned fraternity, Pi-Yum.

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  26. By having Zilch on Z day ... you no longer have zilch. You have zomething. Congrats on getting all the way through.

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  27. @Masquerade: Heyyyyyyy.......you're right!! How Zen of you. Wait a minute, 'Zen' starts with 'Z'!
    Whoa...................

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  28. I see your not taking this sitting down.

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  29. I know. Someone stole my chair.

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  30. This was the "Z" post? Zilch?
    Aw right then.

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    1. It was either that or zweiback.
      And I didn't feel like writing zilch.

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  31. Far and away, your best post of the whole dam A to Z month.
    wink wink, nudge nudge.
    :)

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  32. It appears I've arrived just in time and nearly missed the whole thing! I know I've been a bit negligent with my blogging recently, but Z? You're already at Z?! It seems I've got some catching up to do.

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    1. Good news is, my posts never go away.
      Like in-laws.

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  33. Alright, Al....You've had week...c'mon back....

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  34. I had intended to write something today, but I had to make an unscheduled two hour trip to the Poconos. Yikes! I'll try again tomorrow.

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  35. Those are lots of awesome Z words. Congrats on making it to the end.

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  36. Thanks! I'm looking forward to writing again. I've been pretty wiped. I was going to write again tonight, but I was overcome by events. Tomorrow, I hope, tomorrow.

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  37. I'm assuming that Z is the end - unless you Americans have a different running order for your alphabet..... well done, although I got lost somewhere around C for competitive....looking forward to you returning to the almost real world of normal blogging...

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  38. I plan on writing something tonight. Yeah, American English ends with 'Z', which we pronounce "Zee." Unlike you all, who pronounce it "Zed."
    I love learning other cultures!

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  39. So? How did the revolution go Vladimir?

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  40. I'm so hacked off. I got all dressed up in my Che t-shirt and camouflage pants and headed to the airport. When I got there, the nice man from the TSA (who made me strip to my underwear-I think he kinda dug it) told me there was no such thing as East Germany anymore.
    So, I went to Vermont.
    I hear they're pretty close to Communist up there.
    Plus, they have some wicked awesome ice cream.

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