Trouble With A Capitol T

Way back when my mind was affected… I would never look at the word “trouble” the same way again.  Travis Tritt tried to alter my view in 1992 but The Music Man kept me locked in with “a capitol T and that rhymes with P and that stands for “pool.””

Here is the Trouble song from The Music Man…

And Travis Tritt’s attempt to sway me…


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trouble

Goddess On A Mountain Top

Dutch rock band Shocking Blue in 1969 recorded the song Venus. It was a hit song for them in nine countries. In 1986 the band Bananarama recorded the song and revived it. Incidentally it was used as the opening to the Stars on 45 single in 1981.

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – goddess

Those Were Happy Days

Back in my youth there was a wildly popular show called Happy Days. When I saw this word prompt the first thing I thought of was Leather Tuscadero. It was actually rocker Suzi Quatro guest staring on Happy Days. She began the roll in 1977 and was on the show for seven episodes from then to 1979. Interestingly I learned she did not have to audition for the roll but was sought out after the show’s producer saw her picture on his daughter’s bedroom wall. Here she is doing the rock and roll classic Johnny B. Goode.

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – leather

Hear Me Roar

According to Oxford Languages lionize is to “give a lot of public attention and approval to (someone); treat as a celebrity.”

I also learned there is a rock band called Lionize.

But being my Dad’s daughter I love a good pun or play on words so this is my response to lionize…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – lionize

Christmas Music

“… Ohhho tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy…”  The Christmas music played on the radio as she wrapped her first couple of presents.  She wrapped and labeled as she went so, she would not forget any gifts.  She marked off the names from her list of who to buy for and looked at who was left.  It was a little over two weeks until Christmas and she didn’t want to be shopping at the last minute, not with the virus still rampant.

She silently wondered who was going to like their gift best.  Hoped everyone would be happy on that special day and then sighed.  This would mark the second holiday without her dad and the tenth without her mom.  She missed them both so much.  But they were still a part of her holiday.

For her Dad she would listen to a Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas CD and her mom’s tribute would leave her with tears every time, from the Oak Ridge Boys first Christmas album it was the song of theirs that she loved the bast, “Thank God For Kids.”  Mom’s favorite member, William Lee, sang this one.  And as a special tribute had added a lyric to the end by thanking God for grandkids too.  She cried because she missed her mother so and she had a beautiful daughter that made her so proud every day.

She wiped the tears and turned off the stereo.  This ends another day of shopping and wrapping.  Now it was time to think about dinner.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – comfort

Hi-Fidelity

I am here to share a little of my past with you. When I was in high school the movie Fame came out and was followed by the TV series Fame. There was an album put out from that series that I practically played the groves out of the record. For a taste of the music here is the song Hi-Fidelity…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – fidelity

Mumbles … Paradox

This seems to have been a long week and it is only Wednesday night. I have had three telephone doctor appointments, changes in my medications (my sleep should straighten out soon, but I am still not getting the sleep I should), we picked up a new gas grill and tomorrow is a mini Thanksgiving (the “big” family one is Sunday; it is just 7 of us) so there was a scramble for last minute food items. And then there is the cat we are fostering for my daughter’s friend…

Lewis was good the first few night he was here but last night and today all he has done is basically sleep all day. I talked briefly with the vet today and they are on shortened hours for the holiday this week so, I may have to take him to the vet college to be seen if he doesn’t liven up. I know he is drinking some water but not sure he is eating… with three cats now it is hard to tell if he has been eating or not. I tried to give him a treat today and he turned his nose up to it but he may not like that type of treat. I just don’t know and you know what they say, “the only certainty is uncertainty.” (*that, by the way, is a paradox!) We will watch him tomorrow and decide if we have to have that holiday visit to the vet hospital… otherwise he does have an appointment for next week after I learned my daughters friend should NOT have pets. Picked the cat up from the shelter in 2018 and never took him to the vet for shots. That is just someone who should not have pets… and she had four cats and two dogs!

I have mumbled on enough. As an added bonus I will leave another song here, this time from Kansas, aptly called Paradox.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) = paradox

Wanna Try?

This prompt was original posted on Oct 30th… that would have been my mom’s birthday. Since she was such a big fan of Queen the fact that I instantly thought of this song’s lyrics was meant to be. “… recommended at the price, insatiable an appetite, wanna try?”


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – insatiable