Thursday, November 14, 2013


Before I get down to the dedications, I want to apologize for not even posting HERE'S TO YOU last week.  My computer was sick, but it is all better now and this post is going to be HOT HOT HOT.

If you don't know what I am blabbering about, it is Thursday.  And that means another post dedicated to all of you and the excellent blogging you have done this week.  So, sit back and enjoy.  It's HERE'S TO YOU DAY!!!

This is a weekly event landing typically on Thursdays.  The best (or worst) part is that I am not going to explain why I chose "whatever" footage for each of you. If, you watch your footage and are scratching your head at the end, well that means I didn't do a very good job. However, all is not lost. You can email me at and ask me what I was thinking when I chose that particular piece of footage off of youtube and connected it to you. And then I will tell you. Then I will start sending up prayers that I haven't offended the crap out of whoever is on the receiving end of that Because, honestly, I will tell you right now... I admire all of you enormously so I really hope that doesn't happen.

Also, this is not an exclusive venture by any means. I hope that you will take the time to watch ALL of the footage because I don't pick bad footage:-) I also hope that you might check out the blog of the person I dedicated the footage to because they are pretty darn awesome. If you haven't figured this out yet... I pick the footage based on something that you've written or something that I've gleaned from your personality. Think on that for a while... If you are having trouble watching the entire video (meaning it is being cut off on one side), click on it a couple of times and it will take you straight over to youtube. If you click on the four squares at the bottom corner of the video, it will enlarge it to fill your screen. The escape key will bring it back to normal size. The back arrow will bring you back to my page.

Now, let's get this PARTY STARTED!!!!

This one is for everyone, but especially for those of who posted something special on Veterans Day:

This one is for Jasmine at A Yellow Rose of Texas:

This one is for JJ The Disconnected Writer:

This one is for David Powers King:

This one is for David List at Regarding Silexare and Steven Symes, Writer:

This one is for Jasmine at A Yellow Rose of Texas (again):

This one is for Al Diaz at Father Dragon Writes and Gwen Gardner: YA Fiction Author:

This one is for Dianne K. Salerni at In High Spirits:

This one is for Red Shoes at Red Shoe's Chronicles:


  1. Ha, ha, ha! I know why you picked that clip for me!

    I noticed Get a Tattoo was on the list above Sky Diving. I can see myself doing that before jumping from a plane. Especially after my next book comes out. ;)

  2. These were all great tributes to their coordinating bloggers! Happy Thursday my friend

  3. Love the Bruce video...

    It's funny how Springsteen has covered certain songs and made people forget they were not his songs in the first place.

    A good "Battle Of The Bands" post might be the Jimmy Cliff original of Trapped versus the Bruce cover (although I think the Bruce arrangement better suits the lyric).

    Another good one would be Tom Waits' Jersey Girl versus the Bruce cover....I'd give that one to TW.

    What does all this have to do with Here's To You Thursday?

    Ya got me!


  4. Dianne ~ You were definitely the Morgan Freeman character in that bit. Hahahaha.

    Mitzi ~ Happy Thursday, Mitzi!

    cube ~ Right back at ya:)

    Larry ~ It's funny how we can see/read a Bunch of things, but our mind only sticks on one of them. Happens to me all of the time:) So, the Boss song spoke to you and caused your mental gears to start spinning. If you weren't doing All Todd, All The Time, I bet you'd have a formidable list of BOTB match-ups!

  5. When I saw your title, I thought you'd have included the YouTube link for Here's To You by Skyy (a popular 70's song...)
    Happy Thursday!

  6. Loved the Coldplay song for JJ! I also hope that Father Dragon isn't Trapped much longer! You really have a gift for pairing up the perfect songs and videos!


  7. Love Bruce Springsteen! And watching Joan is like it was just yesterday. Glad your computer is better :)

  8. Michelle ~ Since I do this weekly that isn't viable. But, I like how your mind works.

    Empty Nest Insider ~ Thank you. I hope that everyone else likes them!!!

    Carol ~ Yeah, that is a great song and there are not words for how much I miss Joan of Arcadia ::sigh::

  9. Lots of great ones today. You made me smile though Lee Greenwood make me tear up a little.

  10. Wow, what a smorgasbord of stuff! So brain filling.

  11. Cool! Thanks so much for that shout out! Now I'm ready to rock this Friday! :)

  12. I'm starting to identify with old geezer movies like The Bucket List. Might as well buy myself a rocking chair to sit in while I watch them.

    Tossing It Out

  13. Robin: I usually like some selections better than others, but this week you out did yourself. I love them all. I agree with Mitzi. Great coordination.

  14. Susan ~ That song makes me tear up a little, too...

    Cube ~ Glad you came back for a second taste!

    David ~ Rock on!

    Arlee ~ I like those old geezer movies, too. Does that mean I need the chair???

    JJ ~ Yay!!! ::smiling::

  15. Thank you, Robin. Very appropriate and I do like Bruce Springsteen! And thanks for helping in my defense!!! Dragon Hugs. :)

  16. Hehe, I've been rocking out quite a bit lately :)

  17. Thanks for the song! I can't imagine playing to a crowd that big.. I definitely can't imagine being in a band that didn't kill each other for that long!

  18. Awwww, I feel so special. Thank you, Robin! I love Bruce Springsteen, too. And I know Father Dragon appreciates your support. He's doing well now that he's out of the stocks, LOL!

  19. That Lee Greenwood song has such good lyrics. :)

  20. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    That is SO right!!!!!

    You know me too well!!!


  21. OMG, you tagged me out TWICE. I can't believe I deserve this- thanks!
    You do know why November is tough on me. I probably miss what never was more than anything and admitting what will never be is always harder than it should be. On the other hand, this learning to take risks is so much fun! Even when it doesn't work out so well, as it did this weekend with lots of work for very little gain- ah well, you win some- you lose some. And I am not sorry one bit for that... Taking risks is fabulous and fun and freeing!


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