Friday, March 30, 2012

What Am I Going to Do?

IT'S ONLY TWO DAYS before the beginning of the A-Z challenge and as I’ve mentioned several times in the past week or two, I’m chucking my previous A-Z posts. What am I going to do in its stead?

Yes, it's true, and I hope everyone is ready for this epic 11th hour ditching of a month’s worth of posts. Now I can tell you what I was going to post about, since I’m not doing that anymore. 

The Alphabet.

Yes, I was going to start ‘A’ by talking about the letter ‘A.’ My first post talked about Arsenio Hall and how he would stand just like an A at the beginning of each show.


‘B,’ well, it was going to be about how the capital letter looked like both a butt, and boobs. Yes, by day two I was already jumping the shark and going for cheap titillation. By the time I got to the mid letters it was just like how much an ‘I’ looks like a lower case ‘L’ and about then I ranted about our lack of creativity and predicted eventually all letters will just be a simple tic mark. Then I think I ended the month with a plea for us all to ban together to get rid of redundant letters.

So, it was for the good for us all that I decided to go for something new. Here are my thoughts about what I might do.

Option A: A sketch a day. My old blogger buddy Les used to have a whole blog dedicated to doing just that. He doesn't really do that anymore, but I figure I can whip up something daily for a month. If I get desperate I can just start sketching letters.

Sunday I could sketch of an Apple, Apollonia, Apollo Creed, Ants… wow, the possibilities are only limited to the letter ‘A!’.

Option B: I could do a star a day. I don’t talk about Astronomy much here, probably because I seriously doubt very many people want to hear me wax poetic about Acturus, Betelgeuse, etc. But my love of the cosmos means I’ve got a pretty good working knowledge of the night sky. The real question… who cares besides me? Again, I’d guess, not many.

Option C: Book titles (or authors) that begin with each letter. It might get tough with some of the less popular letters, but I think it would be fun.

I’ll probably do one of the three. Actually, by the time this post goes live I will probably know already, and hopefully have already begun work. Ooh, the excitement.


Huntress said...

I imagine there are many (over a thousand) in the same boat as you.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can do it!
Option A or C sound good. Your artwork is amazing, so a picture a day would be great.

Richard said...

Go with option A! Sounds the easiest yet funniest to do!

Tonja said...

I think I'm going to ditch mine too and just write random posts. I dunno. I'll figure it out tomorrow night around midnight probably.

The sketch idea sounds awesome but like a lot of work. I'm groaning inside over feeling obligated to include pictures.

Grumpy Bulldog, March Madman said...

I think you should do a mix of all three.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

A sounds fantastic!
and like great practice!
maybe i'll do that too... hmmm...
images make for quick post reads which everyone will appreciate with the crazy business that a-z is!
grrrreat idea, sir!

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like fun, and I like options A or C the best.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oh boy! I can't wait to read what you've come up with! :)

Deborah Walker said...

Kudos to you, sir, for still going ahead. I thought this was an excellent idea, yet sadly I've wimped out.

Andrew Leon said...

Astronomy was one of my big subjects when I was a kid. Not to the extent of dinosaurs, but I was pretty into it. I even had a subscription to Astronomy magazine for several years, and it was my favorite magazine. That and Discover were the only two that I would actually sit down and read the articles. I could get behind an astronomy theme, and it's not likely that anyone else will be doing that.

I think you'll like my "theme," by the way. You might actually appreciate it more than anyone else since much of it is science related.

Caledonia Lass said...

Oooh, I would like to see the star a day one. But sketching is good. :D
I have left a blog award for you on my blog. You can drop by to pick it up later. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm with the 'do all of them' crowd. They all sound good to me.

I got nothing for mine, so it'll be whatever I come up with each morning.

Except for A. I have A :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi there! My vote is definitely for option B - I will bookmark this site and leave a comment every day if you do Astronomy posts! :)

Good luck, whichever option you choose! And yeah, doing the alphabet itself as a theme would have gotten a little tired by D or so.

Briane P said...

You guys all write these posts in advance? My god, everytime I find out how other people do things, I am amazed my halfassery has gotten me this far.

B Really does look like a butt. I learned something today.

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