Who Won The Week? 12/8/19

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My pick for this week is a personal one. Our dog won the week.66B67C7C-2D2F-4205-90DA-CD64E936FE34Our dog, who we rescued from a kill shelter when she was five, turned 14 this week. She’s a German shepherd and Labrador retriever mix. She’s suffering from arthritis and a slight case of doggie dementia. For months we’ve had her on two different medications, Gabapentin and Meloxicam, to treat the arthritis, but her limping continued to get worse and we were really contemplating putting her down, as she was clearly in pain.

But something interesting happened this week. Last Sunday we forgot to give her one of her Gabapentin pills, and when we walked her afterwards, her limping was no worse. We also didn’t give her Gabapentin the next day. And this time, her limping was less pronounced and she walked more briskly than she had in months.

So we decided to stop giving her Gabapentin while continuing with Meloxicam, and now she’s doing great — hardly limping and walking much more briskly and for longer walks. Apparently the Gabapentin was doing more harm than good and was possibly counteracting the pain relief actions of Meloxicam. So now Meloxicam is the only med she is getting.

Our beautiful old lady and beloved companion, who just celebrated her 14th birthday, and who is doing much better, won the week.

And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Song Lyric Sunday — Legs

Jim Adams continues with his body parts obsession for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme. His focus this time is on arms, elbows, knees, and legs. Unable to help myself, I chose ZZ Top’s “Legs.”

“Legs,” written by ZZ Top band members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, andFrank Beard, appeared on the band’s1983 albumEliminator. It was released as a single in 1984 and reached number 8 on theBillboard Hot 100 in the U. S.

According to Gibbons, he got the inspiration for this song when he was driving in Los Angeles and there was this unusual downpour. “And there was a real pretty girl on the side of the road,” he said. “I passed her, and then I thought, ‘Well, I’d better pull over’ or at least turn around and offer her a ride, and by the time I got back she was gone. Her legs were the first thing I noticed. Then I noticed that she had a Brooke Shields hairdo that was in danger of falling. She was not going to get wet. She had legs and she knew how to use them.”

9105A8BD-CC34-4776-A4BC-8CCAF6B66575In “Legs,” the main character is a girl. The music video of the song leverages the same three “Eliminator Girls” — Wendy Frazier, Kymberly Herrin, and Daniele Arnaud — who were featured in several other ZZ Top music videos. But in this case, instead of sweeping a guy off in the Eliminator (a chopped, cherry red 1933 Ford coupe owned by Gibbons), the trio rescues a girl who desperately needs some confidence. They give her a makeover and teach her how to handle guys to get what she wants.

There was a lot of criticism of the song at the time from feminist groups who complained that it objectified women. Listening to the lyrics, I think they had a good point.

Here are the lyrics to “Legs.”

She’s got legs, she knows how to use them
She never begs, she knows how to choose them
She’s holdin’ leg wonderin’ how to feel them
Would you get behind them if you could only find them?
She’s my baby, she’s my baby
Yeah, it’s alright

She’s got hair down to her fanny
She’s kinda jet set, try undo her panties
Every time she’s dancin’ she knows what to do
Everybody wants to see if she can use it
She’s so fine, she’s all mine
Girl, you got it right

She’s got legs, she knows how to use them
She never begs, she knows how to choose them
She’s got a dime all of the time
Stays out at night movin’ through time
Oh, I want her, said, I got to have her
The girl is alright, she’s alright (oh)

FOWC with Fandango — Litter

FOWCWelcome to December 8, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “litter.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.