Thursday, 30 April 2015

Z is for Zilch...Zero...Zippity-doo-dah

A selfie taken by Mr 17 in Trafalgar Square, London.
Dear Letter Zed
Here I am, at the end of the blogging challenge and faced with your svelte slinky shape what can I come up with. Zilch. Zero. Nada. 

When I first made my list of things I planned to write about, Zelda Fitzgerald was to be the inspiration. But she got lost somewhere along the way. She and all the other planned topics. All my high-brow educated-reader-me topics came crashing down to earth under the amorphous jelly-like mass of my tendency to leave everything creative till the eleventh hour then just give in to whatever wafts through my less than well organised brain. Well, that and my second-guessing and anxiety about what I had on the list. I'm shit at lists. I really am. I write them. And then I either lose them or ignore them.

I thought about Zebra... but the wildebeest got in first and stole their thunder.
Then I played with the notion of Zig and Zag, but that was going to degenerate into an angry rant about a pair of clowns (not figurative clowns, actual painted-face silly-hat clowns whose motto was 'Nooooooo trouble' ). It would have ended up with me hating on them because one turned out to be a contemptible  decidedly unfunny deviate who reinforced everything nasty anyone ever thought about clowns... shudder. 

And I toyed with the notion of Zealots, but that kind of brought me back to grammar. Which in turn led me to want to share this with you.
One of my absolute favourite cartoons:
Copyright The Rut, July 15, 2008 
So here I am, at the end of the challenge with nothing to say except HuZZah... (See what I did there!? I could have made a corny gag about going to catch some ZZzzzzz's but I resisted the impulse... almost...)
Anyway, huZZah for letter Zed being the end.

Song of the Day: Because nobody who knows me well can believe I got through 26 daily songs without one from the grand-poobah of all Australian singer-songwriters, Paul Kelly. But OMG which one to choose? His songs are my soundtrack. I cannot count how many times I've seen PK with his various bands perform since that first time in 1979... but it's never enough. I went to his A-Z collection to try to choose a song and got even more confused. Too many. So I'm just going to go start with a fave ballad ( recorded live recently) and then go back to my pub-music days (and his) for a toe-tapper...

They Thought I was Asleep

Leaps and Bounds ... for the uninitiated, this is an Aussie classic about my home town Melbourne ( the skyline and roadways have changed just a tad since this was filmed nearly 30 years ago) ...Oh, and if you don't like the songs, it's safest not to mention it. I will hold it against you. I can be a total bitch like that.


Question of the Day: What now??




  1. Its kind of sad thats its finished. My whole family have been invokved in some way in my A-Z blog. Nice meeting you.

    1. You're always welcome, Kim. You never know what you might find down here on The Rock.

  2. I don't even know what to say. Leaps and bounds is perfect. x

  3. You wrote a lot considering your first sentence! lol What now? Keep on blogging :)

    1. You're right... i can take quite a while to say nothing! Lovely to have another Wendy at The Rock. I'll be back to visit you and you're always welcome down here.

  4. Hey, you made it! You blogged. You survived. You accomplished.
    ~ We made it!!! ~
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

  5. You finished the challenge with two nice songs. I really liked "They thought I was asleep". Congrats Wendy - you made it!

    1. I'm so glad you like them. I'm always happy to introduce people to Paul Kelly. He's iconic down here in the Land of Oz.
      See you back at the nook.

  6. well, if you were a knitter, or crocheter there is a 7 day challenge coming up in May! This has been great. You have been great. Thanks for talking me into this..... I am sure we will find lots of other mischief to get into one way or another.

  7. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! I really enjoyed your theme and had fun reading your daily posts :) And thank you for all the visits! Loookin forward to your reflections! (linky will be up on the main blog on Monday)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

  8. Last year my Z post was Zonked. Because I was tired by the end of it. I think we all are.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

  9. Your selfie picture location has a sense of geography, so that is creative in itself.

  10. Your selfie picture location has a sense of geography, so that is creative in itself.

  11. Thanks for entertaining articles, Wendy. I read one of your articles you wrote last year on The F-Bomb. I have never laughed so much while sitting at my computer. Only that I could relate to what you had written. Thanks. Carolyn @