Z is for Zee End
The 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.
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 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 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.