If you have been directed here from Words of Wisdom then you might want to start with my BON post from Friday so you can get a proper introduction to Tossing It Out. And if you are just coming here and don't know what that first sentence was about you also might enjoy checking yesterday's post. In any case I want to thank Sandy and Pam from WOW for introducing my blog to some new readers and I want to welcome my new readers back to Tossing It Out.
We've been on a Sea Cruise this week as we head toward our Fantasy Islands. Each of us has our own fantasy. Some of you may imagine being shipwrecked. That's a little too dramatic and scary for my taste. I prefer just be distributed on our individual little paradises with no contact with the rest of the world. The premise is that we have a device for playing albums or CDs, the power to operate the device, and no more than 15 of our favorite albums or CDs.
We land on our island on Monday May 17th. I have gotten the list down to my final 15. It has been agonizing. I have spent the past couple of weeks listening to my candidates repeatedly and gradually setting the ones aside that I felt I'd have to do without. I am very happy with my final choices, but saddened about the ones I've had to leave behind.
So this leads me to my preview of the upcoming week. Monday is the FIFTEEN FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITES -- you can click on the link if you are still not familiar with this project. After Monday you may think I've gone bonkers, but keep in mind I am attempting to blog everyday until September 21st so there is method to my madness. So far, much of May has been devoted to the topic of music. I am going to continue as I turn May into a Month of Music-- that is unless I get an outpouring of cries to stop. This is my plan for now.
On Tuesday I will examine some of the candidates I eliminated from my FIFTEEN FAVORITES -- my fifteen runner-ups that I had to leave at home. On Wednesday I will begin looking in depth at some of the FIFTEEN FAVORITES. There is so much I can write about each of them and I plan to post an entire bit about each of these great albums to give some historical and aesthetic insights as to my reasoning for having chosen them (if nobody stops me this could actually go into the summer).
Then on Thursday I will have what I think could be a very interesting Debate Day topic. I don't want to give away the debate question yet, but I will say it has to do with music and history. Then Friday I will be looking at another one of the FIFTEEN FAVORITES as somewhat of a continuation of the Debate Day topic. As I always do, tomorrow, Sunday, will be a Bible study topic, which this week will be based on using the talents that God has given to you.
I look forward to this coming week and the weeks to come and hope you will stay with me. Do you think I'm going overboard with the music posts? I guess I'll have to go overboard to get on the island. If I went all music on this blog would this become a "niche" blog? Or since I'm on this island would it be a "beach" blog? I"ll probably be standing on the beach a lot looking wistfully homeward.
Enough of the nonsense, how about an award?
Welcome to My World of Poetry for presenting me with this explosive Mind Blowing Blog Award. There wasn't anything about passing it on so maybe I'll just reserve that right for later. Yvonne, you're always such a sweetie!
Everyone have a great weekend. And there's still time to get your lists together for the FIFTEEN FAVORITES -- hope you'll share yours with the rest of us.