Well, not really. But, almost.
There's an old saying (no, not "Blow is just a figure of speech!") that the only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and Barbra Streisand "Farewell Tours."
Well, I feel I must add another: "The A-Z Challenge."
Coming every April (a lot like me, except I come in July. That's when my birthday is), the "A-Z Challenge" is a...challenge (try to keep up, willya?) that will...uh...challenge (too lazy to think of a synonym) those of us who call ourselves writers but don't get paid...
WE INTERRUPT THIS POST FOR AN OPINION FROM A WRITER WHO DOES NOT GET PAID: Incidentally, if you are a writer who does get paid, what in the hell are you doing here, just giving away your stuff (yes, I'm talking to you, Nancy S. Thompson)? I mean, we love you all, but why throw away the cow when you can get it for free and...oh, crap, now I've just gone and confused myself. See? That's why I don't get paid. I confuse easily and will probably never win Blog of Note.
...to take a letter from the alphabet and write a post specific to that specific (geez, I'm just not coming up with enough synonyms, am I?) letter.
For those of you who are saying, "Well, golly, Al, April has 30 days so how can I make 26 letters fit?"
To you, I say, "You'll be able to take some weekends off. You'll just have to write 26 posts. Just be grateful you're not using the Spanish alphabet. Or, the Cyrillic or Chinese one. How'd you like to write posts on frikkin' pictures and squiggly lines instead, Mr. Smart-Ass English major??"
So, the "2013 A-Z Challenge" (clever title, that) will commence Monday, April 1st. Sign up to participate on Blogging From A to Z Challenge (April 2013) . In addition to the sign-up list, you'll find rules and a description of the event,
NOTE: The aforementioned is completely untrue and is to be expected from a writer who does not get paid. There is plenty of room, although sign-ups will close out in 55 days. Or so. I don't feel like looking. But, you can bet you're screwed if you wait until April 15th. If you wait that long, you may as well pay your taxes.
So, sign-up. I participated in the 2011 and 2012 challenges and very much enjoyed the experience.
|Underwear, Kublai Khan, X-Men, Vasectomies, |
Old Man Toe, Easter, and a picture of Chaz Bono.
|Xerxes, Underwear (again), Easter (again), Ohio, Narwhals, |
Qi, Tucks Ass-Itch Pads, and a picture of Whoopi Goldberg.
This year, I plan on being much more sophisticated. For instance, for 'B' this year, I'll write about "Boners."
Plus, you can betcher ass I'll repeat Easter.