For the A-Z challenge last year, I interviewed Ms. Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz (from Seussville) for the letter Z. (I call her 3Z. She calls me 'honey.')
She's like Santa Claus and Mrs. Doubtfire rolled into one. I wonder if they all know each other.
I caught up with her again this year. She had just returned from a trip to Venice.
mb: Did you travel alone?
3Z: Oh no. My friend Carly came with me. We take a girls' trip once a year. Last year we went to Idaho.
mb: Idaho? What exciting things did you do there?
3Z: We enjoyed shopping in Boise. They have beautiful sand dunes in Idaho.
mb: How was Venice?
3Z: Parts were beautiful. Parts were stinky.
mb: Did you ride a gondola?
3Z: Of course. Yertle was a bit nervous, but I assured her that if the boat tipped over, we'd be OK. I float, you know.
mb: I didn't know. You have many gifts, I see. Did you enjoy the food in Italy?
3Z: It was scrumptious. I love pasta. Ziti is my favorite. It starts with z, you know.
mb: I do. That's a yummy z word.
3Z: Zinnia is my favorite z word. I love flowers.
mb: How have you been since I spoke to you last year?
3Z: I had a knee replacement. And I broke a toe. But I'm fine now. Physical therapy is so helpful.
mb: How did you break your toe?
3Z: I dropped a can of baked beans on it.
mb: Are you a good cook?
3Z: Not really. I'd rather bake. Strawberry/rhubarb pie is my specialty.
mb. That sounds like an odd combination.
3Z: That's what people say about green eggs and ham. But they're very good too. Oh, excuse me. (Her cell phone rang. She chatted to the caller a moment and then hung up.) I'm going to have to say good-bye now. I have to pick up my nephew from the airport.
mb: You drive?
3Z: I love to drive. Good luck with your little blogging thing. Maybe I'll talk to you next year. It's so kind of you to think of me when you consider the letter z.
mb: Thanks for talking with me. You're an odd, though charming, creature.
3Z. So are you, honey. Toodle-oo.
There you go. A zuzzy finish to the A-Z blogging challenge 2013 from my furry, checkerboard friend. You create all kinds of friendships when you blog from A-Z.
I'd like to thank everyone who popped into my ballpark this month. I didn't get as far down the linky list as I had hoped because my dad was in and out of the hospital twice. (More on that later.) But, I'm saving the list and will pop in to every site. For those who pulled up a regular bleacher, in terms of "following" the chaos around here...I appreciate that you want to visit again now and then. I hope you always find it worth your time.
Thanks for the memories.
(For my first interview with 3Z, click here: 3Z INTERVIEW: PART 1)