The Letter Z

Deb, over at Nope, Not Pam, has this weekly challenge called A Letter a Week, where she gives us a place, an emotion, an adjective, a verb, and an animal all starting with the same letter. Then she asks us to write a post using those items and the letter she has given us, which this week is the letter Z.

Here are Deb’s Z-words:

Place – Zanzibar
Emotion – zest
Adjective – zazzy
Verb – zoned
Animal – zebra

If you’re the type of person who has a zest for a truly unique and exciting experience, I urge you to visit the Zebra Park in Zanzibar. The place has been zoned as a sanctuary for those handsome animals and you will no doubt find some very zazzy zebras there.

Song Lyric Sunday —- Candy Girl

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme, the suggestion comes from Angie of King Ben’s Grandma to focus on Sweet, Honey, Sugar, Candy, or Chocolate. My selection is the song “Candy Girl” from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. When I was growing up, The Four Seasons was my favorite group and I bought all of their record (45s). “Candy Girl” was not my favorite. Not like “Sherry” or “Walk Like a Man” or “Rag Doll” or “Dawn,” but still, a good song nonetheless.

“Candy Girl” was a hit single recorded in 1963 by the Four Seasons. It was written by Larry Santos, the first original Four Seasons single not composed by group member Bob Gaudio and/or the band’s producer Bob Crewe. The song reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 13 on the R&B chart, the last of the group’s entries to make the R&B chart.

This simple Doo-Wop styled ballad is about a guy who had been searching for a girl to love and this song is about having finally found her and about how great she made him feel.

Here are the lyrics to “Candy Girl.”

I've been a-searchin' all this wide world
Now finally I've found my
Candy girl
Candy girl

I found me a girl (candy girl)
She sets my heart a-whirl (candy girl)
With huggin' (huggin') and kissin' (kissin') and lov-in'
(She's mine) mi-ine (mine) mine
Whoa-oa-oa-oh-oh (candy girl)

We get along so well (candy girl)
I know just why I fell (candy girl)
She's thrillin' (thrillin') oh, chillin' (chillin'),
Yeah she's so divine
(She's mine) mine (mine) mine
Whoa-oa-oa-oh-oh (candy girl)

When we're out together
Everyone knows the way we feel
We both seem to glow with the glow of a love
And it's plain to see
Our love is real

I'm happy as can be (candy girl)
She vows eternally (candy girl)
To hold me (hold me) and love me (love me)
Until the end of time
(She's mine) mine (mine) mine

Candy girl
Candy girl
Candy girl
Candy girl
Candy girl
Candy girl
Candy girl

FOWC with Fandango — Snafu


It’s September 25, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “snafu.”

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. Please 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. Show them some love.