Z is for Zero

Z is for Zero

When it came to Z-day, I immediately knew the word would be zero. The problem is, I’m not sure what I want to say about it. (I wish I could say, “I got nothing,” but that’s not true.)

Between its significance as a number and the shape of its symbol, zero is a pretty rich topic. A few years ago, a conversation with a friend got me thinking about zero as a concept.

Y is for Yes!

Y is for Yes!

Saying yes may be the most fundamental “principle” in improv.

In beginning classes students are often taught to always say yes, suggesting that to say no is to keep a scene from moving forward. As with many “rules” in any art form, that isn’t strictly true, but saying “yes” is an excellent practice.

X is for X and XXIV

X is for X and XXIV

X must be the hardest letter to work with in this challenge.

So few words start with X, it’s tempting to cheat and pick a word that starts with the sound of X, like exit. But, I don’t want to do that. Instead of using an actual X-word, though, I find myself thinking of other ways X is used (beyond marking the spot on a treasure map).

S is for Esses

S is for Esses

Sadly, I’m a day behind, so I should get something up for S-day. Not surprisingly, I saw many suitable possibilities for S-words. So many that I opted to sell the word short and simply post a bunch of photos of S-things.

I have very few sunset or sunrise pictures that I’ve kept because so many of them turn out to be disappointing. I did find a handful though.

R is for R.I.P.

R is for R.I.P.

I had other plans for R day, but…

This morning I woke to our cat, Monty, lying on the floor wheezing. His neck was wet and he had a hard time breathing. I took him to the vet where they found his lungs were filled with fluid and he had a clot blocking most of the blood to his lower body. Long story short, we had to put him down.