My plan for May is to market this here death blog. I want guest posters. I want to do Q&A. I want to promote others who are also writers. I want to capture that excited feeling I had each morning when I saw that I had comments. (If only I could sell that feeling I'd be a bazillionaire!)
Okay, so now the fun of April is over. For everyone who stopped by and said hello, even the quiet stalkers, I appreciate you.
So what's my Z?
Bear with me a moment while I tell you a story...
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Always has been. It probably has to do with the fact that I spent most of my life as the girl who sat in the back row of class hiding behind a wall of frizzy hair or eating my lunch in the library because I felt weird and uncomfortable eating alone in the cafeteria. Halloween is that one glorious day when the socially awkward get their chance to be someone else for a night. And to top it all off, there's like a ton of FREE candy. So, what's not to love?
For most of my life, my once yearly Halloween costume involved dressing up in a sexy costume. (Yes, I'm one of those women. I know, I know.) I could go into a full psychological profile of why I went that route, but I don't want to go way off topic here.
Z is for ZOMBIES!
This year I decided to embrace the fact that I was not the cute young thing that I used to be. My Halloween plans involved trick-or-treating with my two kids and I didn't feel like being the pathetic mom in a bunny suit wandering the streets of suburban Texas with her offspring. So, I went full on scary and had a blast. I scared children. I scared a few adults. And best of all, at the end of the night as I was taking out the trash and two costume-less teenage boys were wandering past my house with pillowcases clutched in their grubby teenage hands, I growled "Want some Candy?"
And they said, "No, thanks." But I lumbered towards them with my bowl of M&M snack packs and made them take it.
So, what's the moral of that story?
Everyone is afraid of death (zombies) but the sooner you embrace it, life becomes a lot more fun!