Thursday, April 30, 2015

A New Zenith














Zoom in on April 1st,
No fools showed up for the meeting.
Hosts were gathered all about,
Could not have staged a warmer greeting.

Zealous writers all in tow,
Nervous energy glistened.
Arlee Bird tossed out the first word
While everyone attentively listened. 

Zipping through the alphabet,
The letters quickly flowed.
Followers danced around the Web,
While melodious notes started to unfold.

Zero days, the end is here,
Alliances formed everlasting.
Zonked out from lack of sleep,
As the zany euphoria is passing.


Note: This is an edited repost from my first A to Z in 2011.

46 comments:

  1. This was great Julie. Congrats on finishing the challenge.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Good one, Julie. After a month of these posts, do you find yourself just naturally talking in rhymes?

    Congratulations on completing another year of the challenge. You did really well!

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  3. Yvonne - Thanks for sharing another A to Z with me! I really appreciate all of your daily visits.

    Arleen - Are you a fellow creature of the night? Nah, you're probably an early riser.Thank you for being such a wonderful cheerleader! Though you didn't participate in the challenge, you've gone out of your way to follow me every single day! Sorry I had to slip one more rhyme in. Thanks for all you do, Arleen!

    Julie

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  4. Congrats on getting to the bitter end....yippee....it's over.

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  5. Congratulations on crossing the finish line and completing this year's A to Z Challenge, dear Julie. You did it in style, too. The best thing about it from my perspective is that it somehow enabled our paths to cross and I look forward to cultivating an "everlasting alliance" with you.

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  6. Zonked out is one way to put it. I am beat! But we did it.

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  7. I loved this! And I am ready to zonk out. ;)

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  8. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah!
    It's over.
    We return you now to our regularly scheduled Penwasser Place.
    Zounds!

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  9. zounds! We made it. Excellent job

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  10. Cute poem, congrats on finishing. Hope to continue to see you after the challenge is over.
    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

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  11. That zany euphoria is followed by exhaustion and possible mental breakdown. At least that was how it was for me. You've got your mother, so your experience might be totally different;)

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  12. Congrats on another great Challenge, Julie. Hooray! :)

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  13. Great Z words in your poem, I especially agree with the zonked out. I think May will be a month of more sleep :)
    Congrats on finishing!

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  14. Delores - It was fun going through another A to Z with you! Congrats on an excellent job!

    Shady - I'm so glad that we met, and I also look forward to "cultivating" an everlasting alliance with you! Thank you, Shady!

    Alex - I'm embarrassed to even admit being zonked out when you've gone out of your way to keep up with everyone, while promoting your book, and co-hosting A to Z! Thank you for another incredible year, and I really appreciate everything you've done for me, Alex!

    Chrys - It's been so nice getting to know you through the challenge! Thanks Chrys!

    Al - Thanks for keeping me laughing through the alphabet! This was another great year, Al!

    Julie

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  15. Joanne - I've had a blast going through A to Z with you, Joanne! Not only did I enjoy learning more about Texas, but I always looked forward to your witty comments! Thanks Joanne!

    Sandy - I still have to go back and catch up on a few of your blogs. Sorry I've been so far behind. I look forward to staying in touch. Thanks Sandy!

    Robin - If that means I'm always on the verge of a mental breakdown...well yeah! Thanks for cheering me on from the sidelines, Robin! I really appreciate it!

    Julie - Congrats to you as well, Julie! It's always a riot going through A to Z with you!

    Yvonne - It really did go by fast. Thanks Yvonne!

    Elizabeth - It will be nice to catch up on sleep. Congrats Elizabeth and thank you!

    Julie

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  16. GEM JULIE ~
    That was a great little 'A To Z' wrap-up (with Arlee Bird tribute included).

    Now on to new bidnizz...

    [NEWS FLASH: I've just had the idea to make the "new bidnizz" a blog bit at my site because it's probably going to be too lengthy for a comment on yer blog.]

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  17. ZOWIE!!! We made it! I must admit I had to ZoomZoomZoom to get XYandZ done, but it's done. Now I'm in the Zapped Zone for several days...maybe weeks! Loved your Z poem and all the rest of your entertaining and writerly (is that a word...my auto-check says no) way with words. Thanks for all your visits...I'm so glad to meet you through Joanne and the Challenge.
    Congratulations on making it to the Finish.  
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

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  18. Ivy - Thank you, Ivy!

    Stephen - Thanks for always rooting for me during A to Z! You're witty comments always make my day! I'll head over later to read all about your "new bidnizz!"

    Sue - I recycled some of my old posts, and I still had trouble keeping up! I'm also glad we met through Joanne, and the challenge! Thank YOU for all your visits, and I really enjoyed your entertaining stories, and incredible photos!

    Julie

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  19. If Shakespeare were alive he would have given this poem a big "Zounds!", Julie. I've got a few ideas for keeping the zany euphoria going.

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  20. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Welcome to "Z-day"! (Time to watch the iZombie television series?)
    Hope to see you at the after party. I'm looking forward to when the Reflections Linky List opens on Monday May 4th.
    I love what you did here! Excellent tribute post.
    -J @JLenniDorner

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  21. An apt end to the Challenge. That's almost like a Reflections Post in verse.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Join us on May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year's A to Z.
    Tossing It Out

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  22. Hey Julie,

    You did it with poetic prose. I Zee what you did there. I had a Zenith colour TV, way back when.

    Oh no, guess what, I seem my alphabet adversary has mentioned reflection posts. Enjoy, eleven months of alphabet reflection posts....

    Gary :)

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  23. Very creative. Love it. A great ending.

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  24. Oh this is so great! I love this poem and it is true...now off to bed

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  25. Gorilla - I'm afraid to ask what your ideas are! I'm sure the manager of the safari camp knows a thing or two about "going ape." Thanks Gorilla!

    J Lenni - Good to see you again, J Lenni! I'll sign up soon for the Reflections post. Thanks for being an Ambassador, and for the kind words!

    Lee - This could be my backup Reflections post, if I have Internet problems next week. Thanks for being the "host with the most," and for bringing us another successful A to Z! I also hope you get some much needed rest, Lee.

    Gary - It's nice of you to give Penny the day off! We also had a Zenith color TV. I honestly don't think eleven months of Reflection Posts are enough. Next year we should simultaneously Reflect daily during A to Z. Well I guess that takes care of my next "R" post! Thanks Gary!

    Emma - Thank you so much, Emma!

    Birgit - It's been great doing A to Z with you, Birgit! You did an outstanding job honoring the famous film stars. Thanks Birgit!

    Julie

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  26. Hi Julie - it's always fun, it's always exhausting, it's always a challenge - but boy do we meet great friends ... it's a great idea and so successful and such a great way to express ourselves ..

    I'm off for a week or so as I finishing something else up ... and then I'll be back for the Reflections post .. see when I see you - I feel zero years older!! Cheers Hilary

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  27. Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

    So many blogs... it's past the end, but I'm still discovering new ones every day. Your's is great! Keep up the good work!

    --Mee (The Chinese Quest)

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  28. I really like the phrase "zany euphoria", Julie. The poem is a great grand finale, and zany euphoria sums it up for me.

    Congratulations! You never disappoint.

    Have a great weekend and a restful Shabbat.

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  29. Hilary - You've summed up A to Z perfectly! I enjoyed sharing our fourth challenge together, and I'm always impressed how you continue to educate and entertain. Have a wonderful break, Hilary!

    Lonnie - It's so nice to meet you via A to Z! Though it ended yesterday, I still have a lot of catching up to do, and I look forward to visiting you. Thanks Lonnie!

    Oh Robyn, Oh Martha,......what's a girl to do? I'll miss tuning in daily to laugh at your gags, or on some days, just to gag! I had a blast doing A to Z with you, and you certainly deserve the outstanding freshman award! Thanks Robyn! Shabbat Shalom!

    Julie

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  30. That was a wonderful finish!! No one tops you, (smile).
    BOTB is on if you're inclined.

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    1. Dixie - I can't believe you had the energy to do BOTB right after the challenge! Congrats on an excellent job! I'll head over soon! Thanks so much, Dixie!

      Julie

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  31. Congrats on ending the challenge, and that was an interesting read!

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  32. What a great read. Congrats on finishing.

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  33. This challenge would have had me Zombified, so cheers to a strong finish! We like to keep our lips Zipped with challenges like this, but you crossed the finish line with a real Zing. Zoinks!

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  34. Blogoratti - Thank you so much!

    Cindy - Congrats to you as well! I'm so glad we got to meet during the challenge!

    B & B - "Zombified" describes it perfectly! I still feel like I'm in a trance. Thanks B & B!

    Julie

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  35. I love this, Julie, and congratulations on getting through yet another gruelling A to Z challenge!

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    1. Rosalind - Though some days were more "grueling" than others, it really went by fast. Thanks so much, Rosalind!

      Julie

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  36. Julie: I've been away for a while, but I always return to read your zesty posts. Hope all is well.

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    1. JJ - It's always great to see you, JJ! Things are finally slowing down a bit here. Hope all is well with you. I look forward to catching up with you soon! Thanks JJ!

      Julie

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  37. That was a fun poem, thanks for sharing!

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  38. Your poem was a great finale! Congratulations on making it all the way through. :)

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  39. Hey Julie! I am just blitzing through for the A-to-Z Road Trip. I really enjoyed reading your posts for the challenge. I loved your poetry, especially the humorous narratives! And I loved the cultural posts you made. I even learned a few new things!

    I did the challenge over at Promptly Written. This blog, The Rattling Bones,
    is my new one.

    I wanted to sign up for your email list (since I am on WordPress) but I couldn't find one on your page. Still, I've got your blog on my Blog Blitz list, so I will see you next April! ~Lori~

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