Thursday, May 6, 2010


And here we are again. It is HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY. As it happens, Mother's Day is on Sunday, so this is a particularly special HERE'S TO YOU event. There is one piece of video footage for all of you moms *sigh* to enjoy. To recap for any newbies to this event: 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. Now, let's get this party started. Oh, and 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... Lastly, don't forget to turn off my music player at the bottom of the page. Sorry for the inconvenience.

This one is for Kimberly Franklin (I really only wanted the first scene ~ the first two minutes ~ but you get what you get):

This one is for Chris at A Deliberate Life:

This one is for LEFTOVERS from ILLUMINATION:

This one is for Miss Angle at My So-Called Chaos:

This one is for all of the moms for Mother's Day. Unfortunately YouTube failed me. So, you have to click here and then find then click again (sorry) on the video called Best Day. It is worth all of this effort. I promise.

I was looking for something for Sharon at Musings of a Mercurial Woman. Truth is I found a lot of possibles that kinda said what I was looking for, but didn't quite get there. So, then I started trolling LOST footage. You see, she wrote this blog on contentment that was questioning when is enough, enough? If you watch any TV at all you know that LOST is a show about a plane that crashed on an island, so it is about people starting over with nothing. So, they are relearning all kinds of life lessons. And then I found *the* footage. If you are a new blog reader you may not know what I am talking about, but it is the Ben Linus footage that broke my heart and turned me into a puddle not so long ago. After yesterday's blog on forgiveness, the timing just couldn't be better. So, I am not really sure who I am dedicating this to... probably to me. But, stop by Sharon's blog anyway...


  1. very nice. Thank you.
    Cherish every minute. I get it.

  2. It's clear you put a lot of thought into these Robin. I enjoy it. A lot. Oh, and I love your playlist too!

  3. Thank you, Robin. Years of resentment melted away when I realized that forgiveness was a gift from me to me. It took lots of time, and lots of tries. Like quitting smoking... When the urge to revisit those feelings strikes me it has less power each time. Your sensitive spirit is your gift and your burden. Life is irony, isn't it.

  4. haha, thank you :) I think it was pretty smart choice :) And I have to say that EVERYTHING looks better recorded in 90s. I mean, now movies/concerts/etc are too polished and flawless. I've got to add one thing: I've just noticed your description in profile page (no idea why I haven't noticed that before) - and I think I feel the same way about writing. I write loads of beginnings, quite a bunch of endings but I really can't seem to write one whole piece. This sometimes makes me feel so terrible (most of the time, actually). Anyway, thanks again. And, by the way, your blog's quite brilliant, too :)

  5. Damn, that Lost clip made me tear up...

    Fantastic post, Robin. You have such a gift for presenting your heart so openly and clearly for all of us to read.

    And I'm so grateful that you're such a good friend to me.


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