But before we put this challenge to bed (oh, I am so tired), we still have to tackle the subject of the letter Z. And it's going to be a bit of a potpourri entry as you've probably already gathered from the title.
What can I say except that if I ever saw a ghost, I'd probably say something much worse than "Zoinks!"
That's right, gang. I said worse than Zoinks!
And then there's
I have a love/hate relationship with any version of this game. I love to play it but I hate it because, when I was a kid, every time I got thisclose to winning the whole thing, my character was mysteriously deleted and I'd have to start over. Now that I'm older, I'm still trying to beat the damn thing. I even found myself a step by step walkthough for "The Legend of Zelda" and "The Adventures of Link" and STILL I can't win because now I don't seem to have the same gaming skills I possessed in my youth. But I keep trying. What's that they say about the definition of insanity?
A screen shot of the latest Zelda. Can there be any wonder why I love this game so?
And finally, last but not least, there's
You didn't really think I would miss an opportunity to bring up the best gorram show ever, did you? I know some of you were probably hoping otherwise.
Zoe, in case you're unaware, is Malcolm Reynolds's first mate. They fought together in the war and came away from it with funny stories with rib cages in them (name that episode, anyone?). Zoe's married to the ship's pilot, Wash, and no one, with the exception of River Tam, kicks ass harder. If I couldn't be River Tam or Buffy Summers when I grew up, I'd want to be Zoe Washburne.
Here's a tribute film someone made in her honor: