I know what you are thinking. No, really I do. “Isn’t it supposed to be ‘Funny Friday’?”. Now you are thinking, “That sentence had way to many quotation marks and apostrophes, and I don’t think any of the punctuation was used properly.”
You are probably right. So, in the end, isn’t it still Funny Friday?
(Get to the point, Leon)
Let’s have a fun challenge. Can you say the alphabet backwards? We all learn to count forwards and backwards, but for most of us, saying the alphabet backwards doesn’t seem relevant. Is it though?
Looking up words in the dictionary (yes, we still use those) or in lists, lining up alphabetically (not usually done after elementary school, but it would be funny to do during a business meeting or corporate retreat) are a few times that this skill may be required.
Here’s the deal. If you can say the alphabet backwards, reply with your best time. If you can’t, here is a chance to waste half and hour of your busy day. I’ll post a few hints to help you throughout the day. And because a challenge is more fun with more people, get your friends to try.
One rule: You cannot write it down and study it. Use that gray matter.
You can thank me later. Maybe.
Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar