Z is for Zoo - #atozchallenge 2024


Letter Z

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Zoo story number one, is where my father and I went to the Miami Metro Zoo. I did not have my father in my life while I was growing up. I was able to obtain contact info for him at 17 but life did not cooperate enough for me to reach out to him until I was about 19. He flew down from Michigan and visited for about a week or two, it was an awesome time. He wanted to buy the largest stuffed animal the Zoo gift shop had out on the floor. 

X is for Xanadu - #atozchallenge 2024


Letter X


Up until about a year ago, if you had asked me about Xanadu, I probably would have said, "Great movie! I have always appreciated it, regardless of whatever poor ratings it might have received. 

It seemed to me, to be a fun movie, with lots of joy, great singing and dancing, some wonderful art deco architecture, and an awesome soundtrack.  It was also really great to see Gene Kelly still "killing it", with such great dance moves, regardless of age. Like all movies it is a fantasy, but a really great fantasy, IMO, full of love, happiness, and music.

I'm pretty sure I won't ever get tired of listening to many of the tunes from this soundtrack. I keep a few favorites on a playlist I listen to regularly, these are Magic by Olivia Newton-John, All Over The World by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), and the title song Xanadu also by Olivia Newton-John

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