Friday, April 30, 2010

Z is for Zounds! I'm Zonked!

Technically, being zonked refers to an alcoholic or drug-induced stupor. And zounds is a euphemism for a mild oath.

So technically I'm not really zonked.

But this is the last day of the A to Z Blog Challenge, and I've grown accustomed to thinking of each blogging day by its designated letter. By the time I arrived at Z, I was zapped and totally lacking in zest. I possessed zero ideas for a blog post. Frankly, I felt a little like a zombie.

Yes, I've been zombified.

To put a little zing back in my life, I'm going to take the weekend off from blogging and will do two interesting things:

1. On Saturday, I'm going to drop by Old Firehouse Books because Wyoming author C. J. Box will be there to sign his new Joe Pickett novel, Nowhere to Run. If you like mysteries and suspense, and you haven't read anything by C. J., you need to remedy that situation right away.

2. On Sunday, I'm participating in Make a Joyful Noise, a four-hour drumming workshop with author Pat Walker and Gayan Gregory Long.

Then the zero hour arrives. That's when I must decide what on earth I'm going to blog about now that the A to Z Challenge is complete. I've been in a zone, but now I need something new I can attack with zeal. Topics with zip.

I suspect the drumming workshop will give me a few ideas. Maybe I'll spend some time on mystical subjects and fantastical books. Or take a road trip and blog about it. Or go see Cirque Soleil (the one with Beatles music) in Vegas in June. Okay, that was cheating. A friend and I already have tickets for that one.

Maybe I'll survive the end of the challenge after all.

Zooks, how do I end this Z post?

Here we go.



Mason Canyon said...

Interesting post as always. Have a great weekend and have some fun while you're at. :)

Thoughts in Progress

Karen Walker said...

Probably the most creative "Z" post I've seen. Would love to live inside your brain for a day, Patricia. It would be so much fun.


Congratulations on getting through the challlenge. Loved your post as always.

Have a good week-end.


Stacy Post said...

Drumming sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy!

Shannon said...

Patricia, that was a great post, and funny to boot! So glad to have met you in this challenge sweetie, I will return again!

Cat said...

Your post had a Scooby Dooish feel to it and made me giggle outright!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and will see you back here bright and early on Monday.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Scooby Dooish? And yesterday I was called a "warm fuzzy with pom poms."

Heh heh heh -- it worked -- my audience has let down its guard -- so let's talk about murder....

Raquel Byrnes said...

That was very cute and I thought all of your posts were great and informative.

Kay said...

Hey lady, you get up how early???? Don't you get any zzzzzzzs?

Ann Best said...

Since I'm less than three weeks into blogging, it's going to take me a while to do catchup with those who have been following your wonderful A-Z posts. This one is definitely a ZINGER. Enjoy your weekend. I'll look forward to your next post. And I'm going to bookmark Joe Pickett. So many excellent authors. So much good stuff to read.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Kay, I don't get up until 7 or 8, and then I have to drink lots of coffee before I go to the computer. During the A to Z blog challenge I wrote most of the posts a day or two ahead and pre-scheduled them for 6AM on the appropriate day. I'm not sure if I'll continue to do that or return to my lackadaisical method of posting whenever. The second method is more like the real me.

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Great Z words Patricia!

Congrats on getting through the challenge. Have a great weekend.

Watery Tart said...

teehee--Love all your z words... they are more fun than other words, aren't they?

I agree that there have been times this letter restraint has been exhausting, but it sure was a fun run, and I met so many people I think I might not have, otherwise.

My memory is faulty, but it seems to me I first learned about it through you, so thank you!

Linda L. Henk said...

I agree, your brain is zapped. I'll be looking forward to what you come up with next.

Jemi Fraser said...

This is my favourite Z post! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Terry Odell said...

Congrats on making it through the alphabet. I'd say more, but I'm zonked myself--moving van arrived this morning, and we've been unpacking.

Ellie said...

Great ending; Fun Z post! Congrats on finishing the challenge!