Sunday, December 30, 2007

My Favorite Montages of 2007

I love montages!

Not only because a really well made one can be so incredibly enjoyable/soothing/healing and just so much fun, but because I totally recognize all of the time and hard work that goes into making one.

Unfortunately, I didn't get around to making one this year simply because of all the time and hard work that goes into making one... *g*

But I have thoroughly enjoyed all those that we have been blessed with this year... and I thank each and every one of you who has sacrificed your time to bring them.

At the end of each year I always try to come up with a collection of my favorite montages. There's no rhyme or reason really. Some are more elaborate than others... some include video techniques that I could only dream of incorporating. Others just have a way of putting the right pictures/clips with the right songs perfectly. Anyway, I guess I just I base my "favorites" simply upon their ability to move me, touch me in some way or make me smile.

But anyway, here you have it... my gamut. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have!


The Many Facets of Goldarngirl...sung by Sheena Easton


Anyway... by Windtalker... sung by Martina McBride

Thought Provoking:

Falling Slowly... by dreamlarge... sung by Glen Hansard & Marketa Inglova


Black Velvet... by cindilu2... sung by Alannah Myles


The Luckiest... by Windtalker... sung by Ben Folds


Happy Birthday Clay (Movie of Your Life)... by dreamlarge... sung by Spencer Day

...and Just Plain FUN:

Born With A Smile... by Sylvie... sung by Bobby Rydell

Again... thanks SO MUCH to all who share. I wish I could have included them all!

Favorite Montages From 2006... you'll have to scroll down a bit to see these since they're preceeded by a really long-*ssed blog... But they're really good too! And what else did you have to do tonight?...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Prospero año y Felici...yada yada

I've been reading some stuff lately. Ok... I've been reading A LOT of stuff lately and for a long, long time in fact. And frankly?... I haven't been inspired to add ANY of those reads to my Book Club... People like to talk. And they like to talk a lot! I guess it probably makes them feel they have a 'connectshun' in some way 'or another'... I guess. If you're wondering what I'm rambling about... please don't ask me to point you in any particular direction. If you wanna read the shyte badly enough... it's all out there. Plenty of it. But how silly it all is. Hey, I work in H.R. so trust me I've seen it, and pretty much ALL of it. There are people out there who are just... well, funny, ya know? That's all there is to it.

And I don't mean funny "haha"...


I'm just gonna keep on enjoying all the things about the man that 'make sense' to me...

And now on to a brand spankin' shiny New Year...

Por Favor and Muchas Gracias!

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Twelve Days of Christmas...

Only twelve? I don't think soooo. But *toots pitch pipe* and *clears throat*... anyway.

On those "twelve days"(ha) of Christmas our boyfriend gave to Weeeeee...

(stuff like...)

Twelve Drummers Drumming ~

Ok, so that wasn't Christmas exactly... but it kind of was...

Eleven Pipers Piping ~

Ten Lords A-Leaping ~

Nine Ladies Dancing ~

Eight Maids A-Milking ~

Seven Swans A-Swimming ~

Six Geese A-Laying ~

Five...'Golden'...Riiiiiiiiings ~

Except that, um, there are ten of them, so oops! But anyway...

Four Calling Birds ~

Three French Hens ~

Two Turtle Doves ~

**cues little drummer boy for the 'ba dum bum'**

...And A Partridge In A Pear Tree ~


But seriously...

Wishing you ALL a beautiful, safe and very meaningful Holiday!

And with that, I'll leave you with this.

The reason we celebrate in the first place...

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Clay Does The Heart(land) Good...

As Clay wraps up his 21 city tour (well, really only 20 since he loves Minneapolis so much) I thought I'd take a minute to reflect on not only how grateful I am that he does these each and every year but also what I'll ever do with myself if he ever decides to stop! He has become such a holiday tradition for me and for so many countless others.

I'd have to go back to burning candy probably...

...and erecting christmas trees.

Wrapping packages...

...lots of them.

Fumbling with decorative lighting...

...and all those pesky wires.

Sending out Christmas cards to people who don't even remember me...

Braving those icy roads to the mall...

...the 'musak'...

...and all the good cheer of the holiday shoppers...

And of course... cleaning my house. shut up!

So nope... I think I am just MORE than content with the 'present'...

Clay will be spending his Christmas 'vacation' this year in Mexico with UNICEF kids.

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