Friday, March 21, 2014

Celebrate the Big Reveal!

Happy Spring, everyone!  Today's post is a double whammy to both reveal my theme for next month's A to Z challenge and Celebrate the Small Things.  HUGE thanks to my friend Writerly Sam and her super team Vidya Sury, Anna Tan, Csenge Zalka, Guilie Castillo Oriard, Jemima Pett & Mary Wallace!
Thanks so much for hosting!  You guys all rock my socks off with your awesomeness!

My theme for this year is non-fictional and revolves around my #1 non-writing pastime: Tang Soo Do!  
 I am going to be testing for my 3rd Dan (A.K.A. 3rd degree black belt) in June and in order to help psych me up for this mother of all tests I'm spending a month educating any and all who are interested about the martial art I study.  Ever wonder who came up with this particular martial art?  Wanna know where they got the colors for the belts we wear?  How the heck do those roundhouse kicks work, anyway?
Look no further than The Beveled Edge for the answers to these and many other burning questions about Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan.  It's going to be an epic month!

Don't forget to visit all the awesome bloggers revealing their themes today!  Just click here to see the full list.

Next up, since it is Friday:
It's time once again to Celebrate the Small Things with our very own Viklit!  What am I celebrating?

Tang Soo Do  Obviously.

Another 5 pounds down!  That brings my overall total up to 15!  I haven't been this light since college!  And my stomach is looking markedly more flat than it was when I started all this.  My aim weight-wise is to toss another 5 of fat and hopefully replace the left over pounds with lots of lean muscle so that come June I can totally kick ass at my test.  So needless to say, there's still A LOT more training to do- but 15 pounds is totally worth a pause and some serious celebration.

Muppets!  (For real this time)  So last weekend I posted on here that I was out-of-my-mind excited for the new Muppet movie.  Turns out I was so damned excited that I imagined the whole thing- today is opening day. 
My face was a brighter shade of red than Animal's when I found out I'd gotten the date wrong and I was super embarrassed to admit to my mistake.  But thankfully I only had to wait another week before the thrill of Muppets on the big screen.  Needless to say, I'm elated it's finally time.  (And this time you really can expect to see the review up here over the weekend!)

And now, as always, hop along to the other folks on the list to keep the celebration going!


  1. Oh, I've never heard of this before so I am looking forward to your posts! Interesting! And yay for the Muppets, I so love them. :D

  2. I always wished I could deliver a roundhouse kick, but I think my legs are too short. If I had better balance, I could perhaps deliver a roundhouse kick to someone's stomach, but only if they were standing pretty close.

  3. I have never heard of this before. Looking forward to reading your posts.

  4. Great theme for the Challenge.
    Yup, Muppets are today, Enjoy!

  5. I did a form a karate as a kid, and have recently thought of taking it up again. It is very complex, who knows your #atozchallenge posts might give me the kick start I need.
    Reflex Reactions

  6. Ooo, sounds exciting! Best wishes on your A to Z journey. :)

  7. I've never heard of Tang Soo Do before.
    Sounds exciting though!

    anna @ Deeply Shallow

  8. This is a kick-a$$ Theme, girl! I am beyond impressed with your abilities!
    resident bartender for A to Z Theme Reveal Party!

  9. Martial arts sounds like an interesting topic. Kudos to you for so much weight loss!

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
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    Lots of Crochet Stitches

  10. This is great, I get to learn something new! I don't even know what it is lol but anything butt-kicking has my attention ;)

  11. Ooh interesting theme, I can't wait to read your posts :)

  12. I will definitely learn some stuff here during the A-Z Challenge!

    Have fun at the movies! :)

  13. I so want to take karate or some type of martial arts lessons. Look forward to your post. Good luck.

  14. That's a great theme! Good luck with your 3rd Dan.
    PS George is a great name for a pet :D

    Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

  15. Let 'er rip, and best of luck with your test!

  16. I always wanted to know cool stuff about martial arts! Looking forward to your posts :)

  17. Wow, very impressed. Congrats, and I am sure looking forward to reading all about your martial-arts experiences.
    Silvia @

  18. Sounds like a fun theme, and one that is super getting you into shape!

  19. Wow! Just, wow! I am really in awe, Bev. Not just of your prowess, but of your blog title! (Just kidding; but really not) There is so much awesome going on here, I'm surprised Chuck even fits on your page! I have had a serious love affair with the martial arts for a long time, starting back with Muhammad Ali. Then, I started listening to Bruce Lee's philosophies and went back to the Ip Man himself, as he is called here in the United States. I cannot wait to read your posts! I'm inspired by this and so glad you're part of our Theme Reveal and the A-to-Z challenge. Mary aka Viola Fury

  20. Interesting theme. I'll keep an eye out on your blog and see what I learn.

  21. Oh my goodness a black belt - I'm so impressed! Great theme for A to Z.

  22. Love your theme! And congrats on all the progress you've made training for your test. (3rd!)

  23. Now I may just be taking notes, because a writer never knows when this kind of information will come in handy. :) Good luck with the A to Z and preparing for your test.
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
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  24. Wow! The closest I've come to martial arts was a (very brief) interlude of Tae Bo--I know, shameful. But these disciplines have always fascinated me--and yeah, where *do* the colors come from? So I'll be coming back for sure :)

    Thanks for stopping by at Quiet Laughter: The Mighty Theme Reveal yesterday, and sorry it took me so long to return the visit. Sure glad I did :)

  25. Bev, I know you're going to kick butt with this awesome theme!
    See you around on the A to Z circuit!
    Writer In Transit

  26. Fantastic progress!!!! Your theme sounds interesting and inspiring. I can't pry my people away from March Madness to go see the Muppets. Hope it's awesome (oh wait, that was the lego movie)

  27. I'm in. I know how good weight loss feels. I've been making great progress too with weights and my treadmill. My knowledge of martial arts is pretty much zero (well, ok some from the movies). Should be interesting! Shells–Tales–Sails

  28. Oh, I like your theme for the challenge. =) Congrats on losing five pounds.

  29. love learning about the different martial arts out there. Good luck!
    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
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