This Is Me--2019 A to Z Theme

The Challenge of 2019 was the 10th! Since this was kind of a milestone year for A to Z my theme was a retrospective of sorts, looking at my 10 years as a blogger as well as ruminations about my life as it is and as I hope it yet can be. I've got places to be and people to see along the way. Hope you'll join me for this part of my journey...

Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Bye, Bye Love Theme ( #BOTB Results )


Love might seem to make the world go round, but actually I think the turning of the Earth has something to with physics...

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Children's Museum Indianapolis Carousel 

Mixed Emotions

          As it has done in the past, my computer suddenly returned to an apparent state of normalcy this week.  It's only a matter of time before it actually goes kaput, but I'm delaying about buying a new computer.  Hopefully my current machine will last until after my summer vacation and maybe up to next winter, but I'll just have to see what happens.

          On the other hand, it's always amazing to me how much other stuff I get done when not distracted by time spent on the computer.  Sometimes I think it might be nice to just settle down in some rural era and just dispense with being on line and dealing with the issues of modern technology.

           Just dig a hole, plant some seeds, and watch them grow while I while away time beneath the shade of some grand old tree as I breathe some fresh country air.  I can dream can't I?   After all, I am a dreamer and have been all my life...

Battle of the Bands Results


     
        My recent Battle was between two versions of the Psychedelic Furs song "Love My Way".  My favorite version was the one by Grant-Lee Phillips which was what most voters preferred as well.  I liked the Mineral version, which is very similar to the original version minus the wonderful marimba touch that Todd Rundgren added to his production of the Furs hit.  A few of you preferred the take by Mineral, but not enough to give them the win in this Battle.

Final Vote Tally

Mineral                          3 votes

Grant-Lee Phillips        11 votes


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Next Battle of the Bands post on Sunday March 1st

        Keep watching for more A to Z Challenge information.  I believe the sign-ups for A to Z will also open on March 1st.   Follow the A to Z April Challenge blog to stay up to date with any news.           




     











6 comments:

  1. Not even close.
    Makes you wonder what we did with all the time we had before computers, doesn't it?

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  2. Didn't get the winner. hope your computer last a bit longer especially with the A to Z NOT FAR AWAY.

    Yvonne.

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  3. You're not the only one who sometimes dreams of returning to a simpler time, a smaller town, a little farm...but then one things of accessible health care and such and we stay put. But maybe turn off those devices and the computer and the TV and just chill for a few days.

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  4. Wow! That was definitely a blowout, but at least you avoided a shutout, LEE.

    Catch up with ya again on March 1st (computer functionality permitting).

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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  5. Lee,

    Thanks for the update on how your battle went down. The vote is quite lopsided in this showdown but I believe I was on the winning side this round. I guess it's pretty hard to not to be with the scales tipped so far in favor of Grant-Lee Philips. Thanks for pointing out the A to Z Challenge sign up is March 1st. I'll be sure to do that this weekend if I don't forget. :) Although your computer seems to be working for the moment, make sure you have all your important files backed up so that you won't loss anything. It's such a nightmare to have rebuild everything from scratch. I hope your old computer can hang for as long as you want but when it goes, it'll go at time that's not convenient. Have a good week!

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  6. Quite the decisive battle there! Nice to be on the winning side. It's funny - we were all busy before computers. How did we manage to make time to add online activities? In my case, the house used to be much cleaner. Hahaha! Here's hoping your computer will last, or maybe it can be repaired without incurring a huge bill?

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