The Alphabet Post Challenge


Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, tagged me for this new challenge. According to Rory, the challenge requires us to:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger that challenged you.
  2. Display the challenge photo or create your own.
  3. Link back to the tagger’s post so he/she can read yours.
  4.  Create one post or multiple posts using a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet and share your thoughts on the word you chose and how it can be applied to our lives.
  5. Be creative and have fun!
  6. Nominate 7 bloggers to participate.

So, (1) thanks Rory, (2) see the image at the top of this post, (3) here’s the link, and (4) see below, (5) I’ll try, but I can’t guarantee that by the time I get to the letter “Z,” I’ll have much of either left, and (6) no, I’m not gonna nominate seven bloggers. I’m going to throw it open to anyone who is up for it.

A is for alphabet. What else would “A” be for in a post called “The Alphabet Post Challenge”?

B is for blog. Like “A” for alphabet, what else would you choose for the letter “B” beside blog for a post about the letters of the alphabet. I mean seriously?

C is for compromised, which is what the President of the United States (POTUS) has been by Putin and Russia.

D is for Democrats who took back the U.S. House of Representatives and can, hopefully, rein in the disaster known as Donald Trump.

E is for egomaniac, which is one of the negative characteristics of the man I’m hoping the Democrats will be able to rein in this coming year.

F is for fuhgeddaboudit because I love saying (and spelling) that word that way.

G is for generous, which is something that most of you who read, like, and comment on my posts have been toward me. I love you all for that.

H is for hypocrisy, which is a characteristic of most of the Republicans in elected offices at both the state and federal levels of government.

I is for idiot, a characteristic that can be used to describe our fearless leader.

J is for jackass, an apt description of the current POTUS.

K is for Krispy Kreme doughnuts, the best doughnuts in the world and they aren’t available where I live now. Oh how I miss them.72701EFA-5BE2-426A-840F-5B108B9F491B

L is for love, because what the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of, especially these days.

M is for moron, a generally accepted way of describing our president.

N is for narcissistic, another negative trait of the current POTUS.

O is for organized, which is something I hope to be more of in 2019.

P is for pessimistic, which is something I hope to be less of in 2019.

Q is for questions. An awful lot of bloggers are being nominated for blog awards, which is great, and they are answering questions their nominator asked of them, and asking other questions of those who they then nominate. Is it just me, or are we, myself included, going a little overboard with all of these Q&A posts?

R is for resolutions, as in New Year’s resolutions. I don’t make ‘em because I can’t keep ‘em.

S is for stable. Given the chaos of the past year, I hope this new year will be at least a little more stable.

T is for time. It’s time for the Republicans in Congress to stop enabling, defending, and protecting Donald Trump while he totally destroys this country.

U is for unhinged, unqualified, and unfit. Take a wild guess who I’m talking about.

V is for vindictive. Don’t worry. We’re getting close to the end of the alphabet, so pretty soon I’m going to run out of negative characteristics to describe POTUS.

W is for write, which is what we bloggers do just about every day because we are driven to do so.

X is for xenophobic. Really, do I have to tell you why by now?

Y is for Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker, which is what I will gleefully shout out the day that Donald Trump is removed from of voted out of office.

Z is for zonked out because “Z” is the last letter of the alphabet and I’m tired, so let’s just fuhgeddaboudit.

Day 29 — Childhood

For today’s 30-Day Song Challenge we are asked for “a song you remember from your childhood.”

You know, I’m old. I can barely remember my childhood, much less a song from my childhood. But I do have a vague memory of my father periodically bringing me a treat when he came home from work. That treat was rock candy, which is essentially chunks of crystallized of sugar.11191BAD-A054-4BB0-8C53-A04F3F0BF762I loved rock candy and was thrilled every time my father gave it to me. So you can imagine how much I loved this song:

That version of the song was recorded by Burl Ives in 1949 and is the one I used to hear as a kid. But the original was written and recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928, which was even before my time. Here’s his original recording of the song.

SoCS — Huh?

I’m not sure what to make of the latest Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. She wrote:

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ask someone else.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear.”

Following Linda’s instructions, last night after dinner I turned to my wife and said, “Give me a prompt word for my Stream of Consciousness Saturday post.”

She said, “You want a prompt word from me? Okay. How about ‘dishes’? Put down the goddam iPhone and wash the dinner dishes. I cooked, you clean. That’s our deal.”

So I put down my iPhone and turned on the TV.7C7501C1-7764-4779-97A5-719C4C57BCDCOf course, the word that stuck out in the first sentence I heard was “Trump.”

Damn, I am so sick of hearing that douchbag’s name. So I turned off the TV and washed the goddam dinner dishes. Then I picked up my iPhone, logged onto WordPress and composed this post, which I scheduled to be published at 3 am today my time.

End of story.

FOWC with Fandango — Temptation

FOWCWelcome to December 29, 2018 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “temptation.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.