Welcome to Day 26 of this year's A to Z Blog Challenge where --
Z is for Zany
My attraction to all things silly goes wa-a-a-y-y back, to when I used to sit in my playpen with a bucket on my head making sounds just to hear them reverberate. At a basic level, even as a toddler, I knew it was silly to sit with a bucket on my head.
I do have to say that I come from a long line of silly people. No doubt my penchant for zaniness is genetic.
That's my cousin Charlie on Christmas Eve, 2009 -- an early photobomber.
I remember filling out a questionnaire in my bridal planning book where I had to list the top three things I couldn't live without in a mate.
One guess as to where 'sense of humor' ranked for me.
Even our dog was kooky. That's Xena crammed between the couch cushion and me in the purple shirt.
My sister gets eaten by the rhododendron during the Sisters Christmas Lights Decorating Party, 2012. We don't even try to be serious during lights decorating time.
My cousin-in-law Stephen, at right, can't even be serious at his own film premiere (at last fall's Atlantic Film Festival.)
Sure -- a mutant oversize zucchini is cause for silliness at our house. Why wouldn't it be?
My husband Brad deals with The Damage after a restaurant meal during our Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island vacation last summer.
I will confess to prompting other people to join me in my zaniness. Strangely, my writing group peeps have always been more than ready to flaunt their inner jesters. That's Nikki McIntosh and Kelly Boyce working it before a walk at the 2010 fall retreat.
Hey -- Nikki again at center, still working it at the 2011 retreat. At left, Annette Gallant, at right, Lori Robitaille.
Nikki...you are on a rampage of working it. Fall Retreat, 2013.
Maybe if I sit with my writing group's president Taryn Blackthorne, perhaps I'll settle down...
And there you have it, folks! It's a wrap on 2014's A to Z Blog Challenge.
I'll be making my way to all of my commenters in the coming weeks. Thanks Everyone for dropping by A Piece of My Mind. It's been a pleasure to meet you!