Friday, March 30, 2012

Plan A



I know I've mentioned it before - my plan for the A - Z Blogfest - but today is the day I actually tell you that the theme I've chosen is the phonetic alphabet, as taught to me by my ex who served as a Marine. I remember him teaching me the words at night, like a littany...Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Gulf, Hotel, India, Juliette, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, Yankee, Zulu. It may not look exciting at first glance, but hopefully, you'll learn some interesting stuff you might not have known.

And if you signed up for the fest let me know what your number is so I can look for you. If you didn't, well, sit back and relax and get some writing done while the rest of us crazy people try to do too much :)

21 comments:

  1. Hmmmm ... very interesting, and I will bet you handled it very creatively!

    As you know, I'm taking a break for April (mostly) and won't be posting much. But I do plan to stop by other people's blogs. I can't go cold turkey!

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  2. Can't wait to see what the hell you are talking about but then I haven't had my coffee yet.


    *searching for coffee*

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    1. the phonetic alphabet is used to make sure people understand you. For example the letters 'F' and 'S' can sound remarkably alike over the phone or radio but if you say F as in Foxtrot and S as in Sierra then it's clear. Now go get your coffee!!!

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  3. This should be interesting. Great topic. Thanks for sharing it, Marcy. Looking forward to your posts!

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  4. This sounds like fun! Good luck on A-Z. I'll be reading!

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  5. Interesting. I'm writing about amateur radio, and my P post is "phonetic alphabet." (Although it almost seems like it oughta be the F post...) Anyway, it'll be interesting to see how you turn it into twenty-six posts. Looking forward to it.

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  6. Interesting theme. I actually don't have one locked in place but I've decided that I'm okay with that.

    Looking forward to reading your posts!

    (#616 - Stretching My Wings)

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  7. And as a former military brat, I'll know what you're talking about! Good theme.

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  8. Forgive me if you've already said this in another post, but did you get all your posts done ahead of time, or are you doing it each day as you go?

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    1. That is an interesting idea, yes. I'm just going to paint something for each day starting with the letter of the day.

      Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

      you know, I'm number 173 but that number has changed several times as people have dropped out.

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  9. Ok, that is cool. I don't have time to join but definitely going to be checking your posts out!

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  10. Oooh I like the theme of your A-Zing!! One of my ex-work colleagues left to join the police full time and he was forever speaking to me in phonetic alphabet! Yay! take care
    x

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  11. Ohhh, but I love it...and my Marine hub will as well. My theme's Louisiana. Hub had wanted me to do the USMC, but waaaay too detailed. See you around Blogville soon.

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  12. cool! i always wanted to know them all!

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  13. I've recently learned the phonetic alphabet so it'll be interesting to see what you come up with :)

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  14. I think you'll find my MONDAY post amusing, considering the title of this post. :)

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  15. Sounds like you're A to Z posts will be very interesting. I'm participating, number 187 on the list. Soooo many people signed up so this is going to be very exciting.

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  16. Nice Post :D I came across your blog via the A-Z Challenge and I now follow your blog. You can check mine out at http://yadinbromberg.blogspot.com

    Thanks and good luck with A-Z :)

    Cheers!
    -Yadin

    P.S. my number is 824 :)

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  17. Looking forward to reading your posts :)

    Number 225 - or I was last time I looked.

    Amanda
    http://dramadiceanddamsons.blogspot.co.uk/

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