Wednesday, July 9, 2014

RESULTS - GOOD, BAD, OR INDIFFERENT AND botb #23






I'm two days late with my BOTB results post, not completely surprised, are you?
This may be because my results basically have not been good. Sees this 'dumb blonde' can't pass a 'blood test', I have to keep retaking them, and I'm getting darn tired of it. I promised myself that I'm not going to whine about my health anymore, but just know I'm having a hard time keeping my head above water.

To those of you who commented on my 'I Remember Momma' post. Thank you. I really did appreciate your sentiments, I just was not emotionally able to respond. I did get a chuckle out of some of the stories about your mom's and am glad to hear that I'm not the only disrespectful,name-calling, dumb, child out there.

Now onto the task at hand. The results for BOTB #23. It appears most of you did not like Woody Guthrie's version of his own tune 'This Land is Your Land'. Perhaps if I had posted the version by Peter, Paul, and Mary who have far better voices and sing a great harmony, but alas I went for the direct opposites with Woody and his folksy original nasally singing around the campfire sound, and Ms. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and their more jazzed up bluesy version.

I have to tell you I cast my vote for Ms. Jones and the Dap Kings also. They did a super job of making an 'American Classic' sound like a true blue American Classic'.

BTW, I went to the Urban Dictionary to see just exactly what a 'dap' is and they say; it's the equivalent of a 'fist bump'. so, there you have it.

The final tally, including my vote is:

                   Woody Guthrie                      1 vote 
                   Sharon Jones & the DK         11 votes

A special thank you to Donna Hole for casting that lone vote for Woody. When I host a shut-out, I don't feel as though I've done a very good job on matching up my combatants.

I hope to see you back here on the 15th for another BATTLE OF THE BANDS. This next BATTLE will be number 24, can you believe it. I've been at this for a whole year (or will be, if I make it until then).

22 comments:

  1. Not everyone can claim they failed a blood test.
    Sorry you're going through that mess. Just keep fighting.

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    1. Thanks. considering the alternative, I guess I will.

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  2. We just have to keep on going indeed, at least they'll give you a blood test, even if you fail it lol

    Landslide too.

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    1. Yeah, they have no problem testing me over and over again. Hope I eventually get it right.

      Landslide yes, but at least it was not a shut-out.

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  3. Hmm...if the test comes back positive, doesn't that imply that you pass?

    Hang in there!

    Larry

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  4. Hang in there FAE!! I have to tell you a couple of years ago, (after doing my blood work forever with zero problems), the lab I go to lost my blood samples three times in a row!! I swear it was the craziest thing. They couldn't even believe it kept happening. Kind of strange- I still wonder where all my blood went to? In any event, keep on fighting the good fight. One of these days you will pass that blood test! :)

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    1. If they were to start losing my blood tests I think I might just give up, considering the effort it takes for them to get it out of me. At one clinic it took six sticks, two nurses refused to even try and they finally had to call in a specialist. I was so disgusted that at one point I told them to hand me a scaple and I would get them what they needed.

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  5. Yeah, Peter, Paul, & Mary might have made it more intersting. But then Peter was a boob, Mary was two of them, and Paul was... on vacation. So, all things considered, I guess you did OK.
    - Filbert J. McDogg

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    1. Well F.J. McDogg, didn't expect to see you here. Thanks for the effort, I really appreciate it.

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  6. Sorry about the ongoing problems. Keep that head above the water.

    BOTB has staying power--it's a great idea and I love it. I've got enough material for it to go on for another year.

    Lee
    ; A Faraway View

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    1. Just when I think I've run out of material, I find a few more, so I guess I'll keep at it.

      Thanks Lee, I do manage to tread water pretty well. I'm just getting kinda tired.

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  7. Hope things go better for you soon.

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  8. I guess it's too late for me to cast a vote for Woody, huh? Drats. Sorry, Faraway. I should've dropped by earlier. I like to vote for the underdog, and, well, it must be tough to have a name like "Woody."

    Happy Friday and weekend.

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  9. D-FensDogg here via Nappy's Nook.
    Hoping to get my repaired computer back sometime Monday. If so, I will have BOTB #24 posted on Tuesday the 15th. Wish me luck.

    No computer = loneliness.

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  10. Funny, this came through as though attached to your blog. Not like the last one where you were anonymous. How did you do that?

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  11. Last time I had to take a blood test, the girl missed my veins multiple times, and after about 10-15 minutes, she had to call in another girl who spent another 5 minutes, leaving my arm a bruised, bloody mess...

    Would you really call that "passing"? ;)

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