I used to love that song…well, the title of the post isn’t really a song. But I love the song that the title is parodying. Anyway, since it’s my virtual birthday party and since many people don’t spend a lot of the time on the computer during the weekend, and since I’m prone to the post-party blues, I’ve decided to keep the comments open for a little while longer. And don’t forget that you can go back and leave a comment on any of the previous posts if you want. Perhaps you’ve realized that this isn’t a serious contest with small print and rigid rules. I just thought it would be fun….and it has been! I’ve loved hearing about songs that have been meaningful to you, what you would order if we were together at Starbucks, what you MUST eat in order for it to be Christmas for you….Hopefully you’ve learned some things about each other, too.
Oh, I did ask for an impartial judge’s ruling on whether duplicate comments should be counted more than once when the names go into the virtual hat known as “random.org.” She said to count only one comment per person per present. I’m not going to tell you who the judge was because I don’t want you to get mad at her (but her initials are CPQ). So, because I tend to do what I’m told ;), I’m not counting duplicate comments on the same post. Comments will stay open until 5:00 p.m. CST and I’ll announce the winners tomorrow morning, so don’t forget to wake up.
In celebration of the fact that I actually survived 39, (because at times this past year, I thought it was trying to kill me), I think a great big “HALLELUJAH” would not be inappropriate. So, push your chair away from your computer and stand to watch this next video as a group of silent monks performs the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.
Goodbye, 39! I can’t say that I’ll be sorry to see you go. Welcome, 40! Let’s show the world how this aging thing is done!