Friday, July 4, 2014


I honestly thought that I wouldn't gather enough footage until next week and we would just launch, as usual, on Thursday. Then I did a whole bunch of catch-up reading on blogs yesterday and it all came together. Just in time for the fireworks!

Happy 4th of July and HERE'S TO 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 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:

This one is for Optimistic Existentialist at Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer:

This one is for Yvonne at Writing My Life Away!:

This one is for Liza at Middle Passages and Susan Gourley/Kelley at Susan Says:

This one is for David P. King at David Powers King :

This one is for Andrea at Maybe it's just me...:

This one is for Lexa Cain:


  1. I'd take that Def Leppard song. Their most popular - ironically, it almost didn't make the album. Their producer prodded them to write just one more for Hysteria and they cranked it out in about two days.

  2. OMG, how did you know I'm a huge Golden Girls fan. I totally love that song and you made it special by giving it to me and Liza. And right back at you. Happy 4th.

  3. Alex ~ Well, we can pour some sugar on you, too. Feel better?

    Susan ~ And you have just nailed one of the "Awesomest" things about HERE'S TO YOU day. I didn't know that you were a Golden Girls fan, but the fact that you are only proves that it was the perfect choice for you and absolutely Right for HERE'S TO YOU day.

  4. Sugar will make you sticky . . .and double dipping can make you sick. Funny how some tv sitcoms have valuable information for us. . .

    Your dedication to making us watch more youtubes and music is a good thing. I probably wouldn't otherwise. Have a great Independence Day (where is Will Smith?)!

  5. The double-dip scene is classic. We still quote that one around here. :)

  6. D.G. ~ Will Smith took the day off!

    L.G. ~ It is hilarious.

  7. It is amazing how so many Seinfeld-isms have made their way into our national vocabulary...

  8. As part of everyone, I thank you:)

  9. Hey Robin,

    I'm doing my best here. In just over a month's time I shall purchase a brand new computer that might actually load up your videos. However, the names are duly noted and I've no doubt you never pick lousy videos.

    Wishing y'all a super duper awesome and golly gee whiz Fourth of July!

    Gary :)

  10. Aww thanks! I love it! :) Happy 4th!!!

  11. LC ~ True. I think that is a show that was so widely watched and related to that many people adopted Seinfeld-isms.

    Sandra ~ You (and everyone) are welcome!

    Gary ~ Yay for a new computer:)

    Yvonne ~ Glad you liked it:D

  12. What a cool little feature. I enjoyed several of these, the double dip, black hole. hee hee :)

  13. You can't go wrong with Seinfeld and The Golden Girls! It was very brave of Keith to confess to his sinful "double-dipping!"


  14. I never heard of Shooter Jennings until now. I like his aviators, not mirrored up, but not dark ;)

    I like that double dip scene from Seinfeld. :)

    Hope you had a happy 4th!

  15. Kimberly ~ I always hope to have some funny stuff each round. It all just works out like it works out, though... Glad you liked it!

    Julie ~ It was! Now we know we better beat him to the chip line:)

    rosey ~ Thanks girl. I hope your 4th was good, too.

  16. Cracking up over here! OK, so I know it's an eBay commercial, as it even says so...but then I get so engrossed watching that i am trying to make connections here there and everywhere in what they say, the bet, the handshaking. THEN the eBay logo pops up and I am smacking myself in the forehead laughing! (Also because it is a funny commercial!)

  17. Thanks for the shout out and song pick for li'l old me! I don't know the singer, but I appreciate the meaning behind the lyrics. And it's so nice of you to post this for me!

    When I think of right place, right time I go back to my time period - the oldies - when dinosaurs roamed, and Dr. John sang "Right Place, Wrong Time." (He does eventually sing "right time" in the song.) Hahaha! Thanks again. ;)

  18. Your video selection for me just rocked my world. Thank you!

    It's because I'm a product of the 80's, isn't it? :)

  19. Andrea ~ It is pretty darn funny. I am so glad you liked it.

    Lexa ~ The singer and song were new to me, too. I just plugged Right Place, Right Time into YouTube to see what would come up. Turns out the song was Perfect!

    David ~ Aw shucks. And, yeah, probably...

  20. The Golden Girls theme song.... I remember that one, alright. See, now I'm starting to feel pretty golden myself. Thank you very much. ;)

  21. I don't like to brag, but I can still sing along to the Golden Girls song without missing a word. Loved hearing that for the first time in... maybe 10 years now?

  22. Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.

    Soak Up the Sun is such a happy song. :-D

  23. Just saw your comment and had to stop by and see what you left for me. I LOVE IT!!! George double-dipping!! LOL. Made my morning :-) thank you!!


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