Thursday, September 23, 2010


Before we actually begin today's REAL post, I wanted to give you a quick update. I am sure you noticed that I didn't blog yesterday. What? You didn't notice that I didn't blog yesterday. That is really disappointing. The reason for that is that I had my bankruptcy hearing and then went to the movies with a good friend. We saw THE EASY A. It was funny and just the ticket to unwind. As for the hearing, it went so well that it is hard to believe. If you are dying for the details on this you can email me, but it appears that my uncle will not get the van taken away from him, which is as it should be. He was the lienholder on the vehicle and he took it back at a loss. So, it appears that justice did actually prevail. Who knew?

It is that day again. What day is that you ask? How can you have forgotten? Drum roll please. It is HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY, of course! The very best day of the blogging week. It is the precursor to the best day of the work week.

I notice that I actually have some newbies for this event. How exciting! Well, here is what is going down. This is a weekly 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. 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. Of course, you will have to deal with this all over again: Lastly, don't forget to turn off my music player at the bottom of the page. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

This one is for everyone (I know this looks long. 8 whole minutes. It is hilarious. I have watched it three times. So, that means I have watched it for nearly a half hour. However, if you are a couple minutes in and don't find it funny, there is a stop button.):

This one is for Chris at A Deliberate Life:

This one is for KyAnn at Sanity is Overrated:

This one is for Yenta Mary the Food Floozie:

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

This one is for Bathwater at memento mori:

This one is for Gabriela at enjoy the silence:

This one is for Kate at The Cow Jumped Over The Moon:

This one is for Coffee Junkie at Coffee & Reflection:

Click here to watch the video. It won't embed.


  1. Okay, I have several more videos to watch, but you need to know I laughed until tears poured down my face after the first one. I think I'm just going to keep smiling for the rest of the day. Thank you! Oh, and great news that the hearing went so well!

  2. 13 going on 30 is one of my guilty pleasures...and I love, love, love the "failure of imagination" concept from that Joan of Arcadia scene! Great picks Robin!

  3. Oh Robin! "Here's to You Thursday" should be "Here's to YOU!" this week! I'm so glad to hear your bankruptcy hearing went well. Amazing that justice does sometimes prevail!!! :)

  4. I did indeed notice that you didn't blog yesterday. Humm...I can only hope that this video tribute was about my moving back to blogger...LOL As always, the video's are awesome!

  5. First of all - I did notice you didn't post an entry yesterday and I was quite shocked. Like more than surprised I mean. Anyway - that video for me is so beautiful and the song itself is beautiful as well (for some reason it reminds me of Joni Mitchell and I love her). Of course I need to listen to it maybe few times more to figure out what you mean, but that's just because it's late and I can't really think right now :)

  6. I noticed you didn't blog too!!

    Now I wonder why you chose that one for me? I have to say that the tears are streaming down my face watching him dance to ''Ice Ice Baby'', haha! I also have to say that he is a lot prettier than hockey players are in real life, lol!

  7. I do love when you do these. THey are always so spot on! Glad the hearing went well. Hope things start to look up for you , my friend!

  8. Happy Thursday!! I can't wait to see Easy A! It looks so freakin' funny!! :)

    I hope you have a great day and I'm glad your hearing went well.

  9. Hey sweetie, yes I got both of your comments. Thank you for the clarification, I guess my mind was just somewhere else. I am really enjoying your letters. Way cool. Look forward to more of them.

  10. So tell me again how did I get stuck watching the rest of 13 going on 30?

  11. I posted a comment earlier but i don't think it went through. Thanks for thinking of me...I think you will have to fill me in though. lol. loved the baptist thing..being a baptist I got baptized in a lake. lololol.

  12. @Liza ~ I laugh like an idiot every time I watch that clip, too. Glad it made your day.

    @ Phoenix ~ I miss Joan of Arcadia, though that is one of my all-time favorite episodes.

    @ Kate ~ I think you know the source of the inspiration of your video. It was your run-in with the coffee spill, just in case you were wondering.

    @ Bath ~ Not sure I understand your comment. Are you saying you want to watch the rest? I think the whole movie is in pieces on youtube if you don't want to break down and buy it at the store.

    @ Chris ~ Your footage was actually the hardest this week. That is only because my brain doesn't remember stuff like it used to. You wrote in one of your blogs, "It's all about who I am. I stopped trying to be something I'm not." Well, I thought that would be easier to with than it turned out to be. However, perhaps it does make your clip make more sense now. Or not. Glad you liked the "everyone" clip. It cracks me up every time I watch it.

    @ Everyone else ~ thanks for the encouraging comments. You can never get too many encouraging comments!!!

  13. I noticed you didn't post but didn't want to seem like a thought you just might not have felt up to it, and who says you have to post everyday anyway. Even though we all wait for it...wait for it...

    You know I love your Here's To You always choose the most interesting clips to watch and the music, you know I love all music.

    Glad to hear the day is behind you can let it go where it needs to.

    Carol-the gardener

  14. HA! I love it!! Love it... LOVE IT!

    I had to stop before I got caught NOT working at work!! I am your newest follower and fan!! LOL

    Pls stop by and visit me when you get a moment!

  15. I'm back! I watched the Jeanne Robertson video last night - great! And I watched the rest tonight. I'm a fan of Joan of Arcadia (hate that the series didn't last longer) and Grey's Anatomy. I love your blog and am now following you from Follow Friday 40 and Over!

  16. Oh my gosh, that Jeanne Robertson video was funny, Robin!

  17. Robin... that was great on two accounts!!!!

    The 'I Believe' part because of the nature of my last few posts... but also of the mandolin...

    I want a mandolin!!!! I will worry about learning to play it later... :oD

    Thank you so much!!


    PS: I love the one you posted for BathWater... LOLOLOL

    I'm going to go back and watch all of the videos now...

  18. Ah, the age-old mission to do the right thing ... if only one can determine what the right thing is. Is there only one right thing, or does one have to choose among right things as well as discerning them from wrong things??? I love the kinds of issues presented in that scene -- thank you!!!


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