"I do. I'm a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz. As you can plainly see."
Yes, I'm a bit loony at this point. Day Z is finally here.
I've stretched my brain and ruined my eyesight and stayed up past Jimmy Kimmel too many nights. But, man, what a learning experience. It's been a great ride. I only hope I can return to writing without a letter prompt staring me in the face.
For my final post in the A-Z challenge, I spoke with my favorite character from Seussville. She's wacky, but friendly, and according to my son (who was five at the time) "she looks like a bedspread."
I contacted 3Z (as I like to call her) and asked if she'd answer some questions. After all, millions of children have been introduced to her over the years, but we don't really know her.
She was happy to oblige.
mb: So, is that your real hair color?
3z: It's the color I was given. Do you like it?
mb: It's lovely. Do you have other clothes?
3z: This is my fur. Do you like it?
mb: It's beautiful. How do you spend your day?
3z: I'm the village checkerboard. Friends and neighbors visit every day for a good game. Once a year, we have a marathon.
mb: Do you get paid for the use of your fur?
3z: Fritos. I love Fritos.
mb: Do you know the Grinch?
3z: The one who stole Christmas?
mb: Is there another one?
3z: There are several. Some are grinchier than others.
mb: How old are you?
3z: I'll be 50 next year.
mb: Who's your best friend?
3z: Yertle the Turtle.
mb: Do you any hobbies?
3z: I love making sock puppets.
mb: You're very famous, you know. You should have a talk show.
3z: Oprah approached me when she got her own network. I'm just not up to it. I have a little arthritis in my knees.
mb: Who are the little yellow guys in your ABC book picture?
3z: Those sweet little fellows are my nephews. They've since grown up and now work in real estate.
mb: Do you have any words for the young readers who enjoy seeing you at the end of the ABC book?
3z: Learn your ABCs. When you get to school, stay in school. Keep reading. Don't be afraid to try green eggs and ham. They're really quite delicious.
mb: Thank you for your time. You are representing the letter Z today on my blog.
3z: Well, thank you. Zebras are usually the first choice for that. They're very colorful, with their stripes and all.
mb: I prefer checkerboards.
3z: (winking) Me too.
I left 3Z chatting with the Fox in Sox.
And now, a note from this writer: a big and heartfelt thank you to all the A-Z bloggers who spent time with me here in the Ballpark this month. Of all the blogs in all the towns in all the world, you clicked into mine. I am very grateful, and hope to stay in touch with you.
Zigning off the Challenge...