Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sunday 160 - The End


It had been a coaster ride of emotions – 
happy, 
sad, 
angry, 
funny, 
depressed, 
inspired – 
but the time had come 
for the ride to end. 
Stay inspired 
and 
good bye.
________________________

 This is the last Sunday 160 I will host. I began writing Sunday 160's as a way to commit myself to a weekly blog post. Now the time has come to take a break. Thank each and every one of you for participating at some time over the past couple of years.

-30-

48 comments:

G-Man said...

Monkey Man...
It's been a pleasure...

I played (sniff) One last time

bodhirose said...

Thanks for being a wonderful host MM and turning me onto the joys of micro-writing. I've enjoyed it immensely.

I don't blame you one bit for wanting/needing a break--enjoy yourself. Hope to see you around...
Gayle

Here's mine: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/o-christmas-tree/

Green Monkey said...

one door closes and...

keep me posted!

Brian Miller said...

nice. thank you for hosting it all this time man. enjoy the break...i will be back in the morning with my last...

Steve E said...

Monkey Man, since it is your last hosting--for awhile?--I'm breaking the rules, posting mine a couple hours early.

This is like the end of an era, you are an icon in this blog-world, man!

But, you WILL be hanging around...right?

PEACE!

Oh! Here is MY 160

Morning said...

Sad, I truly love this meme,

Always having fun.

posted one for you.

Smiles.

will miss it horribly.

Morning said...

beautiful 160.

i believe that you will come back hosting after a break.

Don't get discouraged.

Mama Zen said...

Thank you, Monkey Man!

Larry, aka The Kid and The Old Goat said...

It has been a pleasure to join in your challenge. Thank you for doing this. I have done one final one as a so long and thanks. http://lemoldman.blogspot.com/2011/12/thank-you-for-trip.html

Larry (Old Man and the Syllables)

bunnygirl said...

No! Okay, it's your blog. :-)

Here's mine: Room 102

JANU said...

Sad, but all good things come to an end...loved taking part in this. Looking forward to some more challenges.
Mine's up here:http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com/2011/12/duo.html

The Bipolar Diva said...

uh, WHAT?

Alice Audrey said...

What? Whaaahhh!

Mine is up

Lydia said...

WEll, that is sad! I hope you will still be doing 55s.

MorningAJ said...

Well that's a real shame - but I totally understand. Thanks for being a great host and encouraging us to play along with you!

Please feel free to drop by my blog whenever you're in the neighbourhood.

I've played this week. Sorry it's a bad tempered one to finish on.

Deborah said...

I'll miss reading yours, but enjoy your break MM x

Granny Annie said...

Well shoot, I just got here a little while ago.

hope said...

You are one Cool Host...even if I crashed in more than I brought a dish. :)

otin said...

What seems to happen in blog land is that we eventually get overwhelmed wit having to comment. It becomes a chore after a while, especially when a meme grows large. It's hard to keep up with.

However, if I created something like this, I think I'd throw a linky up every week and let people use my site as a home base. Just saying :)

Jinksy said...

How strange! What do I find, but the word 'end' - which compliments the 160 I've just written HERE in a most uncanny fashion!

Evalinn said...

Oh, this is kind of sad! I always enjoyed the Sunday 160´s and you´ve been great following up too. Hope I´ll see you around anyways!

I´ll post mine just now...

Brian Miller said...

thanks again monkey...

mine is up now...

5thsister said...

Oh dear...I will miss you. My 160 is written in your honor.

CLICK HERE

happygirl said...

I'll miss you, too. I loved the challenge of the 160. Mine is a tiny rage against censorship. In a nice way.
http://beinghappygirl.blogspot.com/2011/12/sunday-160-making-bread.html

Heaven said...

Thank you for the fun inspiration every Sunday. I wish you all the best ~

Monkey Man said...

Otin has a pretty good idea there. Definitely worth considering. Time will tell.

Caty said...

Everyone needs and deserves a break! Hope you enjoy yours, MM :)...Hope to still see you around blog land!

wcg1670 said...

many thanks M Man...you have held us captive...best in all

Peace

RD

Caty said...

I'm glad I made time to post one last time :) Thanks, MM!

Steve E said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Adsila said...

It has been sweet.

Alice Audrey said...

Why don't you pick someone you trust to run it for you until you are ready to take it back?

Katherine Krige said...

Oh Monkey, that is a shame. I know lots of people enjoy the challenge, myself included. I know I haven't always been consistent in dropping in, but your 160s will be missed. Best of luck in your future endeavors & enjoy the break.

Goodbye!

Tina said...

Say it isn't so! I know I've been gone a while, but why do you have to leave the moment I come back?? Your wit will be missed :-) MIne is here.
Tina @ Life is Good

Mijayami said...

I didn't get a chance to post today and even though I'm a fairly recent newcomer, I will miss this. Thanks for hosting & for inspiring us :)

Enchanted Oak said...

Hey! I'm glad I got one up last week, for your PENULTIMATE Sunday 160. Goofed off today though, so nothing to offer as your swan song. Except that it was fun and challenging. You offered a forum for fooling around with the building blocks of language (!), using letters and spaces and punctuation too as tools for terse communication.

I'll tell you the truth, MM, nobody was ever your equal with the knee-slapping 160-character joke. Nobody ever even came close, except maybe Galen.

And I LOVED seeing the -30- .... that antiquarian typesetting codeword for DONE. Well, no, I didn't love it, exactly, more feared it, at first, wondering just how far finished were you about to be? I then LOVED it with sheer relief that MM Himself was not history.

I haven't been getting around as often this past season, but a tour of my garden today tells me that Blogland is calling, since the dahlias have officially croaked in this cold spell. I'll stop by more often, especially for Wednesdays. I think of you whenever a news story leaves me blinking.

And I'll miss your terse jokes.

Shadow said...

a beautiful good-bye! i do hope someone else will take the reigns, i've seen these 160's all over the show, and have enjoyed them immensely.

Me said...

So sorry I've not put anything together, MM. Would have liked to do one last 160...

Thanks for sharing your Sunday with us! xo

izzy said...

I will miss them even though I do not always join in! thanks so much.

Dr. Heckle said...

Not done blogging though, I would hope? Just the 160, right?

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Well if I said I would miss Sunday 160 I would be disingenuous as I believe this is my first time visiting your blog. If I have been here before it's been awhile. I like the variety of content here. I would love to follow but Blogger isn't letting me at the moment.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Full circle, Monkey Man.

Nice to read yer stuff again.

i_love_weed said...

well that doesnt sound good :/

Helen said...

Well .... NUTS! I had already prepared an entry for December 11! It's been fun, Monkey Man.

listen for azure said...

Hmmm... to not see "toss me a vine" again for a while seems sad - I've met many a great writer here, most importantly, you.

How does Mrs Monkey Man feel about all of this, one must ask?

Brian Miller said...

so its nearly sunday and i dont know what to do with myself...hope you are enjoying life monkey...

PattiKen said...

Awww...I'll miss seeing what treat you've come up with to go with my coffee on Sunday morning.

I'm in one last time.

Stranger said...

Ok, so I've been MIA for awhile and am trying to catch up on my reading and... It's over? Boo! I love the 160 Sunday. I understand a break is sometimes necessity (I believe I'm taking am extended break), but please say it's not the end in the forever sense of the word.