Thank God for twitter, because he tweeted something about it, I followed his link (as I do so many other links that are offered up by twitter-mates throughout the day), read his post and instantly signed up to do something. I've never sung this particular song, but it seemed like a great choice when I realized that Judy Garland sang it heartbreakingly in Meet Me in St. Louis. I do love me some Judy Garland! So, I got the karaoke track online, sang it (about 10 times before getting it close to right), and while singing I kept thinking about all my blog friends and the fascinating, fun, amazing people that I met at BlogHer last July in Chicago.... the natural step was to put the song over a slide-show of all those friends (although, sadly, some of them I did not have pictures of) and look forward to us all being together again "if the fates allow" next year in NYC at BlogHer '10.
Go to Neil's site to see all the entries in this year's online concert and then peruse some of the old ones, too, as there is brilliance to be had in those old vids.
YouTube, in all it's random, hair-pullingly frustrating wisdom, pulled a picture of my dear friend Lee of MWOB (that's Moms Without Blogs) as the title picture. She was looking pretty amazing at that MamaPop Party, so I think it picked well, don't you?
Happy holidays to you and your families! I wish you all the best in 2010 and hope that we meet again or for the first time soon.
FYI: I've got yet another Furious Five misadventure to share with you all, but it probably won't be up until the weekend. I will pique your curiosity by telling you, only, that it involves the return of my traveling husband, airline screw-ups, three children in a car... and pee. Christmas season is in full swing and I will be hopping from one event to the next pretty much non-stop.
If you are interested in keeping tabs on my adventures (disastrous AND successful) in real time: take a moment to follow me on twitter. The party is always rocking over there, so be warned that you could get as addicted to it as I am.