I don't know if it is the heat or my miserable shoulder (more on that at another time) but I have been feeling Blah. Just Blah. Yucky. Honestly, getting out of bed the last week seems like more work than I can possibly tolerate. And, yet, I get out of bed and then slog around the house like some nearly dead thing. I can't even say I am Sick. I can say that my shoulder hurts fiercely (again, more on that later) and that I have been migrainey. Also not fun. Now, I am going to enjoy some cheese to go with that whine!
Battle of the Bands. Snow Patrol and The Baseballs duked it out over the song Chasing Cars. Honestly, this was a much closer contest than I anticipated and it is a bright spot in an otherwise tongue-depressing week. Snow Patrol did win it but it was actually neck and neck there for a while. Snow Patrol ultimately reined victorious with 13 votes and The Baseballs finished the final inning with 7. My vote is completely unnecessary, but I will still tell you that I would have voted for Snow Patrol, though I REALLY like both versions. I think that 50s sound of The Baseballs is just phenomenal and it makes me want to dance. The thing is that Chasing Cars isn't about dancing (which makes The Baseballs cover a delicious bit of irony to me). It actually expresses a lot of what I am feeling right now. The dude just wants to lie down and forget the world. Yep, he is that darn tired that he "needs your grace to remind me to find my own." I don't know if you have ever been that exhausted, but I know just what he means.
And that brings me to the next bit of business. I have actually made rather tremendous strides on my revision and editing (on the much talked about WiP), but I have fallen terribly behind in my blog reading. And I think I have used all of my intuitive prowess during the writing part of my day -
because I read your posts and struggle to come up with a decent comment. That said, the fiery part of my brain that would normally read something and think of an awesome bit of YouTube footage... it has shorted out. Shut down. Hung out the Closed Sign. You get what I am saying, right? It has been THREE WEEKS since the last HERE'S TO YOU post and my list of collected clips is still pitifully short. I mean, I can do the post... but it really is shameful. ::sigh::
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out:
This one is for LC at BACK IN THE USSR:
This one is for Sherry Ellis at The Mama Diaries:
This one is for Arlee Bird at Wrote By Rote:
This one is for Stephen T. McCarthy at FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS: