Z is for…

Zis.

You tell the time with the edge of the color. The little band around the outside are the minutes, the thicker band round the middle is the hour. Cool, huh? Anyone have one of these? How does it run and is it worth the $100 plus price tag? I usually only get $10 watches, but I’d love to get this one! Of course, I’m too cheap to buy it myself.

What about you folks? Any cool Z items that you think the world should take notice of?

Y is for..

Yucca.

According to Wikipedia, where I got this picture, this is a pretty version of the plant. When I lived in Colorado, I saw a lot of these

 
All I can remember is my roommate Mike with his jeep, tying off the plant, yanking it out (and leaving rubber on the road) in front of our house. He had a HUGE plant that he pulled away. And next year, the damn thing grew again.
 
The leaves were sharp, drew blood and it gave off an odor. Not an unpleasant one, but pervasive. The rabbits used to hide in the bushes to get away from my cat. I remember not liking the plant, but now I’m wondering if it would grow up here. Probably too wet. But they would be useful as a natural fence. 

X is for…

Xanadu.

That’s right, you heard me say it. Xanadu that lovely little cult flop of ONJ’s that had roller skating and Greek muses. Need a preview?

Is it cheesy?

Hell yes. I saw it on TV when I was younger (in the 80s, folks, so VERY young) and loved it. ONJ sings one of my fav songs of hers, as you can listen to here…

So am I nuts? Yes, well, I already knew that, actually. But I loved this movie because of two words.

Dreams and Fun. It was just fun, cute, love story. And that was OK! And the main character was encouraged to DREAM damn it! He had a muse come to him for inspiration!

Anyway, that’s my X contribution to A-Z. And I’m not ashamed to admit it.

W is for…

Songs that begin with w!

Travis at Trav’s Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Here’s mine
 
Radiohead – Where I end is where you begin
 
Queen w/ Adam Lambert – Who wants to live forever
 
War- Why can’t we be friends
 
We Used to be friends – Dandy Warhols
 
Would I lie to you – Eurythmics

V is for…

Vivacious!
Merriam-Webster defines as ” lively in temper, conduct, or spirit : sprightly

When I think of vivacious characters, I think of bubbly, fun people who support your MC (main character) by making them smile and being the sunny people. Or just by being the opposite in some situations (when your character is up and you need them to be down, for example). Two I can think of off the top of my head are Sookie from Gilmore Girls (the clip above), and Kaylee from Firefly (the clip below).

Another that I just thought of is Willow in the Buffy series.

sorry about the songs over clips, they were the best I could find.

T is for..

Teavana.
One day, I shall see this wonder of wonders. And until that day, I have this…
Understand, I’m from Atlantic Canada. We drink tea all the time. It’s the first thing you’re offered when you enter someone’s home. Not coffee, though we love our Timmys too.

Tea. Orange Peoke, Chai, Oolong, Black, Green, Earl Grey, I love it all.