Z is for…

Z is for Zee End

ZThe letter Z is for many things, but in my world (at least today), it stands for three things in particular.

Of course, it doesn’t really stand for “Zee End”… just the end of this blogging challenge, the end of April, the end of cheering on my challenge partner, Chad Clark, who in addition to his usual writing, did this challenge with me and wrote stories about 26 monsters, most of which (whom?) I’d never even heard of. So I learned a lot.

(I’ll save my ramblings on the challenge for the “Reflections” post, which is to be published on May 5. And in a couple days, I’ll publish Chad’s answers to The Questions, so you can learn more about my partner in crime.)

So anywho, Z #1:

Z is for Zoolander

Those of you know me well may have noticed that I left a movie off my list of favorites, which I wrote about for the letter “M”. That movie is Zoolander, one of the stupidest, funniest movies ever written. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play competing male models, with Christine Taylor (Ben’s wife in real life), playing a dumpy reporter trying to get at the bottom of a conspiracy regarding male models. (David Duchovny has a hilarious cameo.) I just love love love this movie. Again, if you watch it, and find it hideously dumb, it is indeed that. But it makes me laugh, and, like with Nacho Libre, I often quote lines from the movie.

Like these:

zoolander-ridiculously goodlooking


Upon being presented with a model of the Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Want to Do Other Stuff Good Too:



This occurs after giving up modeling and working for all of one day in the mines with his dad and brothers (note a resemblance to any famous actors?)…

zoolander-black lung


Zoolander falls prey to the dastardly machinations of acclaimed fashion designer, Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who says, backstage at a fashion show:


(Tho granted, I would probably say that anyway.)

I’m giggling just looking for and at these gifs!

Z #2:

Z is for Zevon, Warren

Such a shame that the amazing musician and songwriter Warren Zevon is no longer with us. I really wish I could ask him if he ever did get to the Louvre Museum and throw himself at the wall…

and the final, and #3 Z:

Z is for Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a beautiful place in East Africa, part of Tanzania, and most importantly (well, really, least importantly), one of those words that sounds like a curse word, if spoken with enough venom and vehemence (gack! two more “V” words!), but isn’t.

So that’s it for me for the challenge. Thanks for rambling along with me, and supporting me, and commenting on my words (I’m looking at everyone, but specifically Elaine, Brandi, and Betsy).

Never fear, I shall endeavor to keep writing, and I shan’t wait six months again to do so.


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14 Responses to Z is for…

  1. Way to go! You made it, pop a champagne cork and celebrate!

  2. Betsy says:

    I should have known you would get Zoolander in here. LOL Congrats on completion. Pat yourself on the back. Thanks for all the entertainment.

  3. jan says:

    Congratulations on making it all the way through the alphabet!

  4. Elaine LeDoux says:

    It is with great sadness and great joy that I post on your last letter “Z”. Sadness, because I wish we had a longer alphabet and joy because I have so enjoyed each and every letter in your challenge. You truly were up to this undertaking and each and every letter was like opening a gift. It was so sweet of you to mention me at the end…I am such a fan of your writing and of you in general as an example of humanity at its best. FB has brought me some wonderful “friends” and you are amongst the best. Keep writing…many have tried but few are exceptional ( you are!!!!) and don’t be a stranger ever to all of us who so enjoy your musings, even when they are of the “tug on our heart strings” variety. JOB WELL DONE!!! Now I must get a copy of Zoolander…..I’m always up for dumb, funny movies!!!!! :)

  5. Ruth says:

    Brava! Brava! Brava! Hope you can lounge on your laurels for a wee bit and then keep amusing us with your musings.
    Love ya!

  6. Brandi says:

    I’m just so damn proud of you for doing this I’m all Verklempt. You rock, my darlin’!

  7. Love your Z Savannah and ur a champion.

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