Monday, March 18, 2019

The A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal


Oh, my sweet peeps, I've been struggling to keep my blog head up and I finally decided I JUST NEED TO JUMP BACK IN. One of my pleasure in past years was the A to Z Challenge...what a great place to start.


For my theme, I have chosen If You Do This, You May Be a GeezerYou know who you are...or do you?



Now, you know that I am young at heart -- aren't we all? In fact, maybe too much so, because I'm finding myself oddly amazed at the passage of time. How can I be so out of touch with...me?



For instance, I received a certificate for twenty years of service for a certain philantropic organization. Twenty years I've been at it with them? Lord, I would have said six. And then, the epiphany occurred...the self-correcting, deep dark truth set in: yep...it's been twenty years. 



It's not just me, I'm noticing it all the time. Geezers that walk among you don't know they're geezers. It's like the movie, The Sixth Sense. But I see old people...and they don't know they're old


"Hmmm...," I thought, "this might be a great service to humanity if I carefully and kindly listed some of the various symptoms of geezerhood, lest the general public might miss key signs."



I owe it to humanity, dag nabbit. Dat's all I'm saying for now. 

Join me on April 1 for your own personal A to Z Geezer-Check, Monday through Saturday (hey, a person of my advanced years has to rest a day).

37 comments:

  1. This should be fun! (And of course, saying "dag nabbit" is one of the very first signs of geezerdom).

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    1. Is there any clearer sign? I'm doomed to geezerdom, ha ha.

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  2. That sounds like an interesting A-Z. I didn’t do it last year and as I am going to be in New Mexico the first week, think I will past this year, too.

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    1. Well, stop by and visit the Flipside...that way, you're still a part of the fun!

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  3. Rotary phones anyone? I will be looking forward to this. I’m not playing this year...just felt overwhelmed but looking forward to what everyone has to offer

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    1. Exactly! I'm overwhelmed by other things ..gonna try to refocus on DIFFERENT things.

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  4. What a great theme. I would like to do the A-Z, but I'm just now starting to feel like I am keeping up. Maybe next year.

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    1. Thanks, fellow WV-ian! I do know the feeling.

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  5. A-Z is ssomehing I'm too lazy to do, or too old. But I will happily spend the next few days thinking about the X- entry. Every alphabet book can be measured by how on point the X is. I'm just old enough to know that.

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  6. I did the A to Z 3 times and it wore me out!! I have a very full dance card this April or else i'd give it a whirl but I don't want to stress on the days I would miss. Best of luck on the challenge and i'll be stopping by because I love your theme!!

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    1. The A-to-Z will either feed you or kill you, I don't think there is an in-between. But I really enjoyed it when I participated and I really couldn't get my head together to do it when I opted out.

      So...it's a new day!

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  7. I'll be participating as well... with 2 blogs! going to be sure to stop by your A2Z posts. This sounds like something right up my alley.

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  8. I think you need to immerse yourself in blogging to get back into the flow--not many better ways to do it than A to Z.

    Your theme is one to which I relate a great deal. Often anymore I'm flabbergasted that something happened much longer ago than I had thought or that I've been in ruts that have gone on for years. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a leaky boat that's filling faster than I can bail and I know it's all going to come to a big plunge sometime in the future.

    I know I'm getting old, but I'm not going to give in to old age for as long as I can think young. It's going to be interesting to compare my notes with yours.

    Have a great A to Z April!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'm thinking immersion is necessary. At one time, I did it five days a week, without issue. Then...depression disguised as life...couldn't get back to mirth.

      Thinking young - now that is the secret. Let's do it, Lee!

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  9. What a perfect theme! I will be watching closely as I am afraid too many of the things will be something I can relate to!

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    1. Nooooo, not us, Janet. We are like the walking personification of the Fountain of Youth, girl.

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  10. That has the best of both worlds, a real challenge, and the potential to be gut-splitting!

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  11. I know a few old geezers, hell I am married to one

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  12. 49, still falling out of trees... I have done the A-Z and loved it, considering having a whirl again... Looking forward to some fun posts :-)

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    1. Falling out of trees? Lisa, careful!

      I do genealogy and I have a relative that died cutting down a tree branch in the early 1900s. No other information is available and I confess that I frequently imagine her sitting on the branch she was cutting down...it would explain a lot about our family.

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  13. Cherdo,

    There are no geezers here so I need to be in the know to keep a close guard from this happening, so I definitely need to know what these 'signs' are and as soon as I spot any reach for the cure. There is a cure, right? lol

    I love your theme and I know that'll be good dose of daily laughs for me for the 30-day challenge. Thanks for revealing your blogging agenda for April. Happy writing and don't get all geezered out on me! ;)

    Here's my Theme Reveal!

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    1. Hey, I consider myself eternally young, like you! It's these crazy kids on the lawn that accuse me of geezerdom, don't ya know....why, when I was a kid....

      It's easy to fall in the geezer pit.

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  14. I'm going to have to watch this to see what it is all about.

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    1. I'm gonna have to make sure my funny bone is intact, with that in mind...

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  16. (Previous comment deleted due to typos. Wish there was an edit feature.)
    As someone who fits this category well, I'll definitely be around from time to time to check this out. Looking forward to some laughs! ☺ Timely theme, Cheryl. Enjoy the challenge.

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    1. Yeah, why no edit feature? I correct FB posts all the time...

      Thanks, Debbie!

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    1. And sadly truthful...with a giggle, I hope.

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  18. I have absolutely ZERO DOUBT that I affect many geezerisms. While I had thought about participating in the A-Z Challenge, alas, I shan't (is using the word 'shan't' a geezerism?) be jumping into the fray this year. I'm so terribly busy, you know.

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    1. I can't speak to the possibility of shan't being a geezer flag...just yet.

      You're on the cutting edge of socially taxing activity; it's a burden and shall cause you to have the vapors, if you persist...

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo