A is for afghan. I am not talking about a people, but rather of the snuggly blanket that's been crocheted or knitted by women (and men) for centuries. I love to make blankets, but, in crocheting, I've only mastered the beginner's version of the Tunisian and Granny Square stitches. I plan on learning more. Anyone want to teach a basic chevron stitch?
B is for bears. As many who me know will tell you, I am obsessed with bears. These beautiful and majestic beings have touched my heart since I was a little girl. There are 8 species of bear. I love every single one of them,but I think I'm a grizz at heart. You can check out about al 8 species here: http://ecotime.blogspot.com/2008/01/january-8-bear-species.html
C is for compassion. I believe compassion is not just a virtue that people have (though, these days there isn't enough of it). I believe all animals exhibit a sort of compassion. The following is a short response to the question "How Do You Show Compassion?" http://how-to.ask.com/other/how_to_show_compassion
D is for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who of course wrote the original Sherlock Holmes story . Did you know he also wrote The Lost World? Well, I love the guy, obviously, and I had written an article about him for Yahoo! Voices. Here's the link: A Short Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
E is for etymology, or the study of the origin of words. I am predominantly interested in the origin of English and Romance Language words. Romance languages are those languages derived from Latin. Some linguist classify English as solely a Germanic language, but it's not. It takes from several languages. Therefore English itself is an unclassified language, but I digress.
In case you are interested in the etymology of the days of the week,here's a link to another article of mine: Etymology of the Days of the Week.
F is for Flowers. I have seen so many flowers in bloom this Spring, and there's still more to come. One of my neighbors has a red rose bush that I swoon over. I also swoon over our weeping cherry.
G is for Grover. Yes, I am talking about that furry blue monster from Sesame Street. He really is Super Grover. Grover and I have been friends for 34 years. I love this little guy! And I don't care what he says-- he's no monster! He's not scary! He's cuddly!
H is for hula hoops. I still can't get the hang of them. I girate my hips wildly and I look like a constipated version of Elvis. The magic of the hula hoop has evaded me.
I is for interview. Click on the link: Ladies and Gentleman-Lady Samantha by Donald Pennington. My first interview and I am not afraid to say I'm one cheeky chick.
J is for Jabberwocky.Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem written through two of Lewis Carroll's Alice series of books. The poem can also stand on it's own. I also love the word "Jabberwocky," and I think Carroll is a genius because it sounds like it should be a real word! You can read the full text of the poem by clicking: Jabberwocky
K is for Kathmandu. If you don't know where that is--open a book! Okay, okay! I'll tell you! It's the capital of Nepal, where my friend and fellow poet, Yuyutsu Sharma is from.
L is for Lucy. Lucy is an adorable 1 year old bear who resides at the Montana Grizzly Encounter, which was started by Casey Anderson I consider her my sister. I consider the other bear residents (Brutus, Jake, Maggi and Sheena) my brothers and sisters as well. I told you I love Bears!
M is for MOMMY! Have you hugged her today? Have you told her you loved her today? I love my mommy! Happy early mothers' day to all!
N is for New York. There are so many intersting facts about New York. Did you know that the Dutch came here first? We were then called New Netherlands, and New York City was New Amsterdam. Want to know more? Clink this link (another article by me--oh it's shameless plugging) : Welcome to New York!
O is for Oh! Calcutta!
P is Pudendal Neuralgia. This is a painful disease that is not life threatening but rather life changing. Roughly, only 100,000 cases are known worldwide. It is a disease I suffer from, and I am using my blog to bring awareness to it. Please check out the following sites: Pudendal HOPE
Society for Pudendal Neuralgia
Q is for Quintessential. Okay I don't have a Q entry. I just like the word quintessential.
R is for reading. It does not matter what you read as long as you read something. Everything you read has the potential for you to learn something. Despite what some politicians would have you otherwise believe, learning is a GOOD thing!
Need something to read? Start here: Books I Want to Read Off the Banned Book List by me.
S is for silly, super and Samantha. Yes, this is the letter this blog was brought to you by.s
T is for Toilet Tourism. No, I am not joking. This is a fast growing area. "And over to your left is Elvis' toilet." Think I'm making this up? Have a read here: Famous Toilets (another article by me).
U is for Underwear. Please ladies pull up your pants. I don't care if you wear a thong, but I'm short and your butt cheeks are probably level with eyes. If you fart my whole head might unscrew from my neck. To the ladies who don't wear undies in public...You scare me more than the ladies with the thongs. To the gentlemen who feel that it's a style to have their boxers or briefs showing, please make sure they are clean. Nothing ruins my day then seeing your skidmarked tighty whities or a hole in the back of your boxers (I think you might've burnt your butt hair!). Better yet, just pull up those pants. And to the dudes, who go commando while wearing their pants around their ankles--were you receiving faxes while on the toilet?
V is for Vroom Vroom. Yes the sound a car makes. I'm afraid my creativity is dwindling as it's almost 3:30am.
W is for wedgies. Why is it some people never get them? Why is it when I get them they hurt so much? Why is picking them such an ordeal for women? "Oh my gosh. I have a wedge and everyone is looking at me!" Oh for the love nibblets! JUST PICK IT! If men can pick it, you can pick it too!
X is for X-rated. What this blog might have to be rated....
Y is for the Yankees. Who said that chicks can't dig baseball?
Z is for ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ <--I'm going to try to catch some of these fellas in a few.