Thursday, December 19, 2013


Hello all.  It's Thursday.  That means it is time for a HERE'S TO YOU post:)

Before we jump into the fun and frolic, I want to take a moment to remind you to vote for your favorite in Battle of the Bands.  This is the last Christmas song, so if you like Christmas tunes be sure to vote.  The voting will remain open until Sunday, Dec. 22, when the winner is announced.

I was on vacation last week and didn't post the weekly Thursday post.  However, when I went into my saved footage I had one thing there.  Hunh.  I spent quite a bit of time visiting your old posts in an effort to recall who this footage was meant for... to no avail. I believe the original post was written between Thursday, December 5, and Sunday December 8.  I considered just axing it, but then decided to post it and let YOU step forward if you think it was meant for you.  So, if it resonates with you, post the link to your post in the comments.  Thanks!!!

Another bit of something new on this HERE'S TO YOU is that there will be two videos for Everyone.  They are both Christmas-themed and this is the last chance to get them out before the 25th.

This will be the last HERE'S TO YOU post for this year.  I will be posting BOTB results on Sunday (along with anything else that is on my mind) and participating in 50 States of Pray on December 24. If you haven't signed up for that, but it sounds like your cup of tea, follow the link back to Mark Koopmans' page and join the Linky List.  I think he is still short 9 states.  Maybe yours is one of them!!!

If you don't know what this HERE'S TO YOU stuff is about, let me explain.  This is a weekly event landing typically on Thursdays.  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 ALSO for everyone:

This one might be for YOU (aka this is the one I can't place):

This one is for Susan at I Think; Therefore, I Yam:

This one is for cube at The BLOG and DiscConnected at BACK IN THE USSR:

This one is for Jasmine at A Yellow Rose of Texas:

This one is for Empty Nest Insider:
Click here to watch.


  1. I swear I am getting too soft in my old age, I was bawling like a baby at the Santa video. Geeeeeeeez Louise. How fun!

  2. Creeping between the bullfrogs - funny lipreading!

  3. NOW it's officially Thursday!

    That video is pretty funny...Barry from the 'hood!


  4. OMG, I'm laughing so hard I can't even get through the Obama one. That's hilarious.

    Be well, Robin.

    Thanks for the ongoing cheer.


  5. mail4rosey ~ I feel better now because it makes me cry every time.

    Alex ~ Those bad lip reading vids are hilarious.

    Larry ~ <<<---NOW it is officially Thursday. All I can say is that it is nice to be missed!!!

    Robyn ~ I know. Funny, funny stuff.

  6. Somehow this year the universe has seen fit to transform me from someone who has been searching for so long for things that were just never to be, to someone who gets to experience the absolute joy of being a part in helping to answer some small desires of others. This Christmas is easy, joyous & real. Thank you, Robin. Yes indeed; it is a choice.

  7. I love the silent monks video. That was really creative.

  8. The Christmas Group Therapy is hilarious! I also really liked the videos this week. I heard about the silent monks last week, but hadn't gotten the chance to watch it. Thanks for sharing that video and to the funniest was the Back in the U.S.S.R. video!

  9. Lots of good ones this week. The Santa one make my eyes spring a little leak, too. So did the one you picked for me. I'd never heard that song before, but it was perfect. Thanks!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Seeya next year!

  10. Jasmine ~ "Everyone has a part of themselves they don't like, Joan. You carry it around like a weight. The lucky ones realize that when it becomes too heavy you can choose to set it down. That is when you can see things the way they really are." -God, Joan of Arcadia. That may be the very best quote from the entire show. I chose this for you because you are one of the lucky ones. You have realized that all of that garbage was a weight and you chose to set it down. Now you see things the way they really are. It is a night and day experience. Merry Christmas, my friend.

    Diane ~ It is a good one. I found it on LD's page.

    Gossip Girl ~ I am glad you found so much to love. Merry Christmas!

    Susan ~ That is awesome that this is the first you are seeing of the Emerson Drive video/song. It really does capture what you wrote in your post. Merry Christmas!!!

  11. I thought I heard my name. Thanks for the head up... but that video was really weird.

  12. Good morning, Sunshine...

    I LOVE the Obama Lip~Reading...

    Merry Christmas to you, Sunshine... :-)


  13. "I don't settle, but I always save," sounds just like my mom! You are always
    right on target Robin! I also liked the touching song "Moments' for Susan. I tried to comment last night, and the power went off. Sorry I'm so late. The power is back on, but I have to type this on my phone, so I hope there aren't typos. Thanks again Robin!


  14. I shall keep my comment mercifully short. I thought that was actually Obama singing a speech.

    And like a silent monk. I shall now say anything else but happy holiday, Robin.

    Gary :)

  15. I sang the Hallelujah Chorus from seventh grade until I graduated. Love that song and you just gave it even more joy! I can't claim the mystery. Merry Christmas!


  16. Very nice "Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus" very challenging for those "monks" .. but in a simple and meaningful style

    Robin .. the dog, put it between two trees in your "hommepage" .. I can not understand your inspiration ... but that's okay.

    Best wishes for this Christmas, but also for your 600 post ... you have "worked" a lot in these three years (lol).


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