Monday, December 23, 2013

BOTB Results, HERE'S TO YOU info, 50 States of Pray, and My 600th Post!

This is going to be a short post.

I just realized that I never delivered the results on the most recent Battle of the Bands.

AND no one has claimed the video on my last HERE'S TO YOU post (one post back).  Just so you understand my process, I read your stuff and if something comes to me, I jump on over to YouTube to see if I can find it.  Well, that happened back in early December (between the 5th and 8th).  Then I went on vacation for a week, didn't post HERE'S TO YOU that week, and when I got back to blogging there this video was in my saved stuff.  And I had NO IDEA who I should have tagged.  Bah.  My mind is going.  So, I put it up and asked someone to claim it if it struck a chord.  No one has... so far.  Is it yours??? Please check back and give it a watch.  There are also two videos for *everyone* on this HERE'S TO YOU (a first) and they are both soul touching.  So, I hope you give them a watch.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and The 50 States of Pray.  So, I will be back for that.  It will also be my last post for the year.  Ironically, that will make my first post of 2014 my 600th post.  Can you believe that?  Me either. I didn't think I had that much to say.

Anyway, let's get down to the BOTB results.  First, I want to thank everyone who has participated in this event.  It has been so much fun for me to choose the music and I hope you have a good time listening and casting your vote.  This time the song was Winter Wonderland with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme facing off against The Andrews Sisters.  I think that this was one of my best pairings since I started this feature.  It was a CLOSE race with many of you feeling indecisive about your vote.  That makes for an excellent battle.  It isn't nearly as much fun when someone just runs away with it.  For quite a while they were neck and neck, and then Steve & Eydie pulled out definitively as the winner. Steve & Eydie got 13 votes from you and The Andrews Sisters got 9.  Not a bad point spread, even when you throw in my vote for Steve & Eydie making it 14 votes to 9.

The next Battle of the Bands will be on the 1st and it will be my 600th post.  Did I mention that already?  I did?  Well, I just wanted to make sure you got the most important information out of this post:)


  1. 700 posts! That's impressive - congratulations.
    Will see you tomorrow for the Fifty States of Pray.

    1. I just went back and realized that it was 600... not 700. I think my eyesight is going, too. Does this mean I now need computer glasses in addition to reading ones????

  2. Early congrats on your coming 700th post. Yowza, a lot to say. Now I realize you just said it is 600 coming up as you read it wrong but after 600 comes 700 so I'm still giving you early congrats.
    Smile, the camera's running.

  3. Sorry I missed the Battle of the Bands. Congrats on your upcoming 600th post.

  4. 600 posts! That's awesome. Congrats on making such a huge milestone (tomorrow).

  5. Congratulations Robin. Six hundred posts. Wonderful.

  6. Have a terrific holiday season!!

  7. ROBIN ~
    You surprised me... I would have guessed you were going to vote for The Andrews Sisters.

    A Merry Christmas to ya, Robin! See ya again in 2014.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  8. Wow 600. I was happy I was in the 80s lol.

  9. Manzanita ~ Hahaha. The camera's running....

    Diane ~ It's okay. It will be back around next year.

    Jay ~ Thanks!

    Liza ~ You are one of the few who has been around almost since I started. Can you believe it????

    JJ ~ Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!!!

    Stephen ~ I just adore that Steve & Eydie version. It was one of favorites every Christmas. I really did like The Andrews Sisters, though. They make excellent harmony. Merry Christmas!

    Brandon ~ I know. 600. It surprises me too!

  10. I'm here to wish you a Merry Christmas. :)

  11. Congrats on 600 Posts! Awesome!
    Have a peaceful and blessed Christmas, Robyn!
    Writer In Transit

  12. Merry Christmas, Robin!

    How many posts will that make?


  13. I love that you dug into the treasure trove and went beyond "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" to find true classics! And 600 posts??? Wow. A tremendous accomplishment, and a triumph of the spirit over so many obstacles!


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