Thanks to this week’s host, Robinella, for giving us a break. After Nablo, she simply said, I want you to dig through your blog files and show us your best effort."
Yikes…best effort? Well, these are the ones that came to mind right away (sorry…if I can’t choose a flippin’ flavor of ice cream, I sure can’t choose ONE post out of the 300+ I’ve written over the past year….) (While I’ve included more than one, if I HAD to choose just one of these, it’d most likely be the Living Years….).
For the record, I KNOW Fun Mondays are BUSY, so I certainly don’t expect you to read all of them; I’ve included a brief explanation for each post so you can choose the ONE that floats your boat….
Trifecta series (My heart bleeding out loud…when I re-read ’em, I thought, "Did I write these?!")
Living Years (also a series, about the complexities of relationship, especially between parent and child…and an encouragement to FIND A WAY to really know (and maybe forgive) each other.)
But for fun?
Robin, the alligator hunter (Because I was almost FACE TO FACE with a 10′ gator
give or take a few feet!)
Robin gets a WILD hair!
My favorite poem of the year. (Can you believe it? I choose ONE of something! This year, my favorite is a funny one…last year’s favorite was 180 degrees in the other direction…don’tcha like how I snuck that in?)
Those are my favorites…but my most popular posts? And by "popular" I mean the most comments ever…. A GREAT movie quote and one of those random ones… Go figure ;).
Be sure to visit Robinella and discover a LOT of favorites :). And if you wanna join in the carnival, I’m sure she’ll be happy to add you to the list!
Dear robin. I have to say, I loved Robin the Alligator post. It was so gritty and real, the Crocodile hunter would have been proud! And I… would have peed my pants.
You call this a break ??? To dig out an old post is more work for me then to write a new one, so you have the choice or you read my 487 posts and choose one you like the best, or you read the new one of today, lol !
I think I remember that alligator post but I can’t get the link to work for me. That’s back when I lurked and wanted to say “Holy Crap! That’s one big alligator!” :o)
I enjoyed re-reading these posts. Also I couldn’t link to the alligator post but I think I did see it first time. I am full of admiration for your poetry writing.
Dear Little Miss Moi, they’re snuggly as kittens…;).
Gattina, Now THAT’S the Fun Monday spirit! Ha!
Joy and Chris, THANKS for letting me know (glad I found out so early in the day so I could fix the blasted thing!).
And Joy, hehe, you were a lurker? Love it!
Chris, I keep tellin’ you, you CAN write it, too! You just gotta start somewhere :).
Wow, how could you possibly pick just one?!
I like them all.
i do like your poetry…i can’t pick just one either…i wanna do the poetry but i am a chicken like that!
Those are great picks, Robin. I totally agree. Is there an email list we can be on to get the upcoming themes? I never remember to check into it until it’s too late.
i read the alligator one. giggle. so cute!
I didn’t have to read In the Living Years. I remember it from the first time you posted it. It made a huge impression on me. After reading some more of your favorites (especially the first Trifecta post), I’m thinking I need to make your blog part of my daily routine. There are so many blogs on my list and I don’t come here often enough. I think it would be worth my while:o)
Okay, I’ve gotta come back later. I remember some of the them, but not all and the kids are starving. Gotta go!
I am so happy to see I am not the only one that couldn’t pick just one and I only had 6 months to sift through not 11!
I read the last trifecta and was crying so I will have to do the other 2 later, but it was so beautifully written.
I remember your living years, so beautifully and eloquently written!
ALL GREAT choices!
That is a lot of comments regarding Braveheart. Loved the laundry poem, think I read before but enjoyed it again and now I’ll check out the alligator.
That alligator post still gives me chills.
The Living years touched me!
This just solidifies (is that a word?) what a talented writer you are. I already knew that. Everyone knows that.
FYI: My cousin and his wife just started a blog and when you have a chance, pop on over and give them a shout.
Postings of Oxymorons
Are we supposed to be writing a Holiday Limerick? Please advise.
I’m still not home yet. But, you will receive a PRIZE from the garage in the very near future. HaHa
I think you cheated, it was supposed to be ONE post!!! I think I’m just jealous because I didn’t think to cheat too! LOL
Thanks, Lisa…hmmm, so are you saying my blog is like Lay’s potato chips? Me likey that thought!
Thanks, Kerith…and as far as poetry? JUST DO IT!
Kelly, no, the only list I know of at all is the one on my left sidebar…if you check that, I try to keep it current, so you can easily find out who the next week’s host is… Hey, it’s the animals runnin’ the zoo!
Jill, but did you watch the video?
KS Jenni…wow…generous words, friend…thanks :).
Kaytabug, you’re sweet, as always!
Chaos Lisa, the only problem with FM is there are too many GOOD peeps to read, huh?
Jenny, is that a good thing?
Thanks, Deb :).
Swampy, Okay, NOW I get it…at first I thought it was you and Hans (must’ve missed the explanation post, huh?).
Susan, FM is all about bending the rules, right? 🙂
All great posts, huh?
Of course, I bended the rules too.
You’re hair with the before & after is priceless. You should’ve kept them in for Halloween and then mid-day pulled them out for an 80s look. The Braveheart quote was great (coming from the person who did a senior thesis on William Wallace) but the comments? Were freaky.
Wow you’ve written a lot of great posts this year!
Nine links to nine different posts for me to read, you’re kidding right?
The comments were freaky on the Braveheart post? I thought they were marginally entertaining.
Okay. They were a bit out there. (Sorry about that.)
Wow…over 300 posts in the last year, Robin? You need to write a book. Or two. Or three.
Need an editor…?
You have picked some of my favorites too. I remember the Trifecta and the Living Years so well. The first Trifecta is one of my favorite posts (as you might say) EVAH. I fondly remember Robin, the alligator hunter too.
Good grief woman…that’s a lot to read. I have to admit, I only read your first one so far, but that tribute to your daughter was beautiful and got me all misty eyed and crap. 😉
Anyway,I’ll be back to read more later, but uh…you’re going to kill me because I’m going to make you go back and look through more old posts. I tagged you for a meme (or will tag you on a post tomorrow)…but I swear, I’d decided to tag you before I knew you’d go and post NINE old posts in response to this Fun Monday. 😉 You can hold onto it and do the meme in a few months if you want.
Karmyn, your “bend” was bettah than my bend :/….at least the reason for it.
AFF, I was scared to keep it that long…I kept hearing tales of permanent bald patches…YIKES!
Willowtree, 1) no, I didn’t expect you (or anybody) would read all the links…I’m all about giving people a choice at the ol’ PENSIEVE, that’s why I included a brief summary of each link; 2) who’s counting? 3) ooooo…YOU! 4) I DID update my post to indicate I did NOT have that expectation…geezaree if people think I’m that presumptuous! 5) For the record, I DID say what my favorite was.
Stephen, well, if truth be told, they were both VERY entertaining AND sometimes freaky. What’s wrong with freaky? Oooo, and do you know any good editors? 🙂
Molly, awwwww, you’re talkin’ Southern now 🙂 (and thanks, as always, for your very kind words).
Karina, hmmmm, you’ve piqued my interest….
I really enjoyed the alligator!!!
Like you, I am a delinquent commenter! I think NaBloPoMo wore me out – I’m still not done with the FM reads! (I like your laundry poem a LOT, btw – and I don’t even do laundry!)