The past two weeks flew by like crazy – well, for me it did, since we were on vacation.  The saying is absolutely true – time flies when you’re having fun.  Of course the past two days weren’t as much fun, what with the whole driving like maniacs and all.  As in, I drove the whole way – like a maniac.  If you weren’t on the road over the weekend, it was probably a good thing, since I was driving maniacally.  Ahem.  But now we’re back, and it’s back to reality – but it’s also back to my favorite of all pastimes, blog-hopping.  Funny that just a few years ago ‘blog-hopping’ was not really a pastime, or even a regular thing to do, really.  Amazing how things have changed so much in the past few years, isn’t it?

Being that it’s Monday, and I’ll be in foggy-brain syndrome all day long while recovering from the long road trip, readjusting my internal vacation clock back to ‘normal’ and getting the loads of laundry done, what better way to delve right back into the whole blog-hopping fun but with some great music?  This week’s theme is something military/patriotic or a Broadway Tune – I’m opting for patriotic myself.  You’re welcome to join in the fun – details below. 

Why don’t we start off with Toby Keith and his song, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”:

This next one brings some major goosebumps and chills – Tim McGraw with “If You’re Reading This”:

Even bigger chills are brought with Trace Adkins “Arlington”:

Let’s finish things up with an upbeat song by Brooks and Dunn, “Only In America”:

Enjoy your Monday!

Before you go, Princess Nagger insists (with a please) that you watch one more video and leave a comment for her (and potentially win 2 bags of Sugar Free Ring Pops):

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Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of  The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida,Larry from Cakeblast, and Callie from JAmericanSpice for Monday’s Music Moves Me – want to join in the fun?  It’s easy peasy!  Just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here.  Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too.  Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

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Run DMT also hosts Music Monday:


I’m also participating in Music Monday, hosted by non other than the lovely Lady Java!  and so as not to confuse all the awesome Music Monday hoppers, here’s Lady Java’s Linky for participation:

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava’s Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!


I’m also joining another fun BlogHop – Meet Me Monday! If you’re a new follower, please leave your link so I can follow you back!


I’m also joining another fun BlogHop by Makobi Scribe – Not So Moody Monday! Monday’s can be moody – here’s a chance to thwart that. If you’re a new follower, please leave your link in your comment so I can follow you back!

More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?


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  1. I enjoy blog-hopping too!! When I don’t; I thoroughly miss my online friends!! Sigh!!
    Nice music choices this Monday! Thanks

  2. Loved these Picks, especially the first song, never heard it and I can’t wait to add it to my iPod!!!

  3. Running very late tonight due to many appointments today including the dentist. So I’m going to say wonderful picks girlfriend, and goodnight. I’m hitting the sack early today. Hugs and I hope you had a wonderful vacation. Welcome home.

  4. Oooh all new tunes for me .. although I’m pretty sure I’ve heard the last track ‘Only In America’ before .. it sounds familiar

  5. mmmmmmmm! Cold coffee! Delish!
    I am following you from A Helicopter Mom’s alexa hop! Please comment back and help me lower my alexa rating! Follow too, just like I just did for you! Thanks!
    Casey Colette
    from Locomotion of Expressions.

    PS. I have a Linky, its always at the same URL
    ( ) … it refreshes the first Wednesday of every month. There is a grab button on it (above the links!) , if you have a linky collection, will you add the link or the button, or even just add a giveaway to it? If not, no big deal. Just worth it to ask. Also I have a ton of awesome giveaways right now, if you are into those, I have 25$ GC to Frecklebox, a Boon Flo & Boon Odd Ducks (waterless & squirt-less BPA free!)giveaway, plus a book for Wild Soccer Bunch, 6 mo advertising on the blog, 2 canvases will be rewarded to loyal tweeters, and a Powercape and Vedette Giveaway , of course lots of other things coming as well! Thanks for taking the time and consideration to read all this! 🙂 have a great day!

  6. Stacy-first of all, thanks for coming by. The videos made me tear up because my brother is currently serving. Great choices.
    Peace…Naila Moon

  7. I love Brooks and Dunn and Tim McGraw is probably my favorite male country singer! What a sad song he sang! Oh dear! Arlington made me cry too!!!! Good picks, even if they did make me cry.

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