Seems like I NEVER post about JUST ONE THING any longer. Let's get started on the list (short and sweet-style).
First, I tabulated Battle of the Bands. For anyone who tracked the comments, this wasn't even a battle. It was a skirmish at best. Looking Glass killed it by garnering 16 votes, The Red Hot Chili Peppers took 3 of your votes, and Kenny Chesney got 3 votes when you factor in mine. And here is my chance to tell you why... I really like the instrumentation best in his version. It feels like island music to me and the song is about ships and a love of the sea.
Second, thank you for the many encouraging comments on my last post. My mom has made tremendous progress since I wrote that one. I am not sure when or how or why it precisely kicked in her brain that ANYONE who asks for money before meeting you is just someone you don't want to know. All I can say is that I am glad it did!!! And I think she is getting better at seeing the Signs. After therapy today she was speaking a different language than before. Woohoo!
Third, it is Thursday and that means it
is HERE'S TO YOU day! All in all, the best day of the week here on YOUR
DAILY DOSE. Why? Because it's a celebration for YOU.
If you don't know what this HERE'S TO YOU stuff is about, let me explain. This used to be a weekly event landing typically on Thursdays. When I read your blogs or you say something in the comments that sparks my imagination (or I hear something and I think of you), chances are good I will click over to YouTube to find footage for you. In the old days you wouldn't have to reach back in your memory bank farther than one week. Now... all bets are off. It could be several weeks ago.
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 email@example.com
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 email....lol.
Because, honestly, I will tell you right now... I admire all of you
enormously so I really hope that doesn't happen.
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:
This one is for Michael di Gesu at ...MICHAEL DI GESU... ... ... In Time ... ...:
This one is for Liza at Middle Passages:
This one is for Robyn at Life by Chocolate: Robyn Alana Engel's Blog:
This one is for Stephen T. McCarthy at FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS:
This one is for JJ The Disconnected Writer:
This one is for DiscConnected:
This one is for Manzanita at Wanna Buy A Duck: