Friday, April 5, 2013
Chronicles of the Dragon Cave from A to Z: E is for Exercise and Entertainment
Note: Thank you for your visits and comments and even your visits without comments. Dwarves are working diligently every day on their minion duties -and won't fail, as I gave my word- but the dragon is facing a temporary "power failure" so the visits to my friends are reduced to correspond the comments left in the cave. We kind of knew there was a possibility this would happen during the challenge but I'm taking all necessary measures to have my power fully reestablished a.s.a.p. Thanks for your understanding. I'm still your fan.
The following was recorded last month during the preparations for the A to Z challenge.
Tassin stepped up. “The A to Z will keep us very busy. In order to avoid nervous breakdowns and cranky moods, Master commands two hours of exercise and light entertainment daily for all of us.”
Dwarves clapped and raise their pints in celebration.
“Cardio: sprints in the Main Chamber. Master will set loose infamous shredder Chihuahua dog to motivate speed in runners. Work out: lift weight in the Treasure Chamber. We’ll change the golden statues to the left side to improve dragon Feng-shui. Finally, swimming. Don’t forget your caps as some of you lose hair as if you were molting. Master doesn't want hair all over the Thermal Pool.”
“He loses scales too and we aren't complaining.” A voice rose over the noise.
Tassin frowned. “Of course not. Dragon scales are so rare we get to sell them at an excellent price. But no one wants to buy dwarf hairballs so caps are mandatory.”
At that point, my minions’ faces were all but cheerful. I approached and brought their attention to me. “After the challenge, I will give you a vacation. A month off, all expenses paid, including drinks and a ticket to the Dwarf Can-Can Follies.”
The ovation was deafening.
Celebrate the Small Things is the brilliant idea of VikLit. It's a wonderful exercise to remember the good things that happened to us during the week and we post every Friday. Join us, it is fun!
1. I had a wonderful Monday thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh. He made my natural red more intense with his A to Z post and well, he knows already what it meant for me so I won't repeat it here. It was a great Monday.
2. I had an incredible Tuesday, thanks to D.L. Hammons and the Blog Blitz crew. (If you haven't joined yet, what are you waiting for? It rocks!) I will just say if Alex sent a parade my way, D.L. turned the dragon cave into the Sambodromo during the Carnival at Rio. I had a few dwarves with nervous crisis because of the unexpected crowd but soon enough they were joining the party. It was spectacular!
3. I missed last week's celebration because of preparations and because I got bad news that vexed me enormously (about my war with the Dragon Slayer) earlier that week. I needed time to digest it and silence to reorganize my thoughts. I was going to post about it this Wednesday but time was scarce. I won't go into detail here either. Probably on a Sunday, probably next month. Basically, I am between the wall and the sword but I've gathered nerve enough to celebrate it. Why? Because I'm pulling for a miracle and I feel somewhere deep in me that I can make it happen. If all doors close, then it is probably because you are the chosen one to go get a darn bulldozer, break through the wall and create your own door. Yes, I celebrate the bad news, because I'm gearing for a decisive showdown and I'm determined to come out triumphant.
Surely you also have things to celebrate, what are they? New friends? Old friends? Sun or snow? A good cup of coffee? Share with us!