Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blogging Challenge Favorite Zs

*wipes brow*

Wow, I made it. And those of you who have been kindly making the rounds and commenting ... thank you. I thought I would end this A to Z challenge with some my personal favorite Z words.

The guy it's easy to hate.

The guy you have some sympathy for
and kinda wish you could like, maybe.
from Well of Ascension, Book 2 of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy 

Antonio Banderes and Anthony Hopkins were both hot as Zorro.

I learned this word from my father and confunded my kids for years using it as a password.

(wonder what it is?)
When hot coffee became a fad a bazillion years ago,
they created these cup holders to keep the drinkers from burning their hands.
What's the modern equivalent to these beautiful old zarfs?
It's that outer thingy ... uh ... zarf ... that keeps you from burning your hands

And my very favorite Z?

Bronze Fir e Lizard
from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern
Robinton, Masterharper of Pern, and his loyal friend Zair

 Anne McCaffrey is a wonderful writer. I love her use of language without sounding pretentious. She's been quite a proliffic writer as evidenced by her list of books here. I'm thrilled to hear they may finally be making the first book into a film!

Anne is obviously one of my writer idols.
What about you? Which writer(s) would you love to be like?


  1. Hmm, still confused about 'zarf'! ;-)

  2. Oh, so many writers inspire me!! More recently, I'm enjoying Jennifer Wiener and Sarah Addison Allen.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge, its been great fun but definitely am ready for normal programming. ;-))

  3. Zarf, for real? Who knew?

    Congrats on finishing the A to Z challenge. And with a bang. That's a lot of Z's. :)

  4. Great z words, yay Zorro! thats what they are called. Well done for getting through to the end :)

  5. Congrats on completing the challenge!

  6. I'm totally going to Starbucks now and asking for a zarf. Great Z words!

  7. Very impressed with all your "z's"

    Thank you for the comment on my blog. Yes, writing and conversation do not mix!

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend. All the A-Z bloggers deserve a rest after their endeavors.

  8. Hi Donna,

    The above comment is actually from me (Michael G-G). It appears my eldest son has been on my laptop, signed in with his google account, and not signed out again. The silver lining is that I found he has a (neglected) blog!


  9. You went out with a bang, I went out with a whimper. Great blog post! I'd love to have a zarf.

  10. Zarf - love that word! I must add Anne McCaffrey to my wishlist.

    Congratulations on making it to the end of the challenge. I'm so glad I met you through A to Z and I am looking forward to following your blogging journey.

    Ellie Garratt

  11. You made it! I was amazed that you were even able to keep up with posts while in Ireland. Well done, Donna!

  12. I knew those things had a name! zounds! and from ancient origins - that's the amazing part =)
    like the aglet! who gets to come up with them? i guess the people who invent them?
    yeah we made it through!
    happy end of a-z days!

  13. Always on the lookout for a good Scrabble word! Congratulations on finishing the Challenge and hope you enjoyed it.

  14. Thanks for the zarf bit. I found it very interesting!

    I'd like to write like Cynthia Rylant and Patricia Pollack. :) They write wonderful picture books.

  15. Ah, Zorro! May he continue to elude and astound.

  16. Donna! Yippe! We did it! I'm happy to see that you picked up your award!


    Happy Sunday :)

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  18. hmm,Nice.. gooD posT i read.. Love It..

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  19. Congrats on finishing the A-Z challenge, and winning the contest!


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