A Final Word

Z...Z...Z...what begins with Z?

"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...   


notes4neta said...

Great post! So imaginative! Thanks for visiting my blog. I will be following yours in Google Reader.
Congratulations on finishing A-Z Challenge! It was fun, wasn't it?

betty said...

I love it; zigning off for now :) very creative and congrats for finishing the challenge! It was a wild adventure indeed! honestly, I was in a blog rut before the challenge, not sure what to write; now I have lots of ideas because some letters I had two choices or more about so I'm going to incorporate them into future posts :)

enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Tracy said...

Awwww, it actually makes me sad reading a Z post. I just finished mine to go up tomorrow morning and it made me feel, well, like now what do I do...great creativity in this!

Laura said...

I love it! I'm so glad you found my blog and I found yours! Congratulations on finishing the big challenge. Now that we're done (and I'm done with a couple of big projects that I had this month), I'll be able to do more visiting and more catching up!
I'll definitely be visiting you!

Lisa Campbell said...

It's kind of a relief to read my first Z post. I've still got to write mine, but at least we can take a blogging break after that. Although it is a little addicting, so who knows, maybe I'll keep up with frequent posting. Anyway, great Z word(s) and creative interview!

Arlee Bird said...

It's been a great fun Challenge and we're glad that you chose to be a part of it.

Places I Remember
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An A to Z Co-host blog

Anonymous said...

Great post, Mare! Very funny. I'm not a big Dr. Seuss person and was not familar with 3Z...now I am!!

Faith, Friends & Flip Flops said...

Haha!! Loved it!! How fun! Glad this blog is finished..and I am also glad we got to meet! look forward to keeping up!

Unknown said...

She does look like a bedspread. And yes, I like it.

Enjoy a day of rest tomorrow.


Marie said...

You are such a creative person! I'm so happy to have met you throught the A-Z challenge. You have been so wonderful...thank you.

Have a great day!

Rita said...

Soooo cute! Love the interview!!! :):)

Robyn Campbell said...

What an inspired, creative, awesome interview. 3Z, you're the coolest! And 3Z, Mare is the greatest! *feeling kinda kooky*

Anonymous said...

A pity about the arthritis in her knees though. A show would've been lovely :)

Michelle said...

All Z day, I had that line running through my head! My kids loved that book so much, and I loved to read it, so it was a perfect match.

ejwforeman said...

I loved, loved, loved your Z post! It was so much fun to read :) Congratulations on finishing, I am so glad to have met you through the challenge! Here's to continued blogging...

Anonymous said...

Love the interiew! Especially love her response about Oprah. What a great Z post!!!


Cari said...

Perfect! You did it! Congratulations and a deep exhale. Glad to have found your blog.

Oh, psst. The show Parenthood is very true to life, one of my faves.;)