October 26, 2009

"700?" she marvelled. "Well, naturally this calls for a Silly Contest."

This is The Beehive's 700th post!

Sparklers and confetti and virtual Beehive cake for everybody! 

You know us; we'll celebrate most anything as long as there's a cute cake involved.

700 blog posts.  Mercy me.  Some of you Gentle Readers have been around for most (or even ALL) of those missives, and for that I say you deserve some sort of prize, for sure.  So I say to celebrate our 700th post, it's high time we had another silly contest around here.  It's been way too long since The Beehive had a silly contest, don't you think? 

(Anybody still remember our semi-regular "Oh My Word" poetry contests from a few years ago?  Those were a blast!  Maybe we should do another one?) 

Entering is simple.  Really simple.  Just leave a comment telling me the name of the last song you sang.  Not the last song you heard, but the last song you actually sang.  Yourself.  Out loud.  In church, in the shower, in the rain, in your car, wherever.  That's it!

This is not just for Beehive old-timers, either.  Come on and enter whether you've read 700 posts or whether this is the first time you've been here!

Deadline: Wednesday (10/28) at high noon.  Then I'll blindfold Justin with a bandanna (he'll so dig that) and have him randomly pick a winner.

The prize?   Aw, c'mon.  You don't really expect me to tell you, do you?  It's a surprise, silly. 

In the immortal words of Pooh, "You never can tell with bees."

Okay.  Ready?  Go!  I can't wait to see what you've all been singing.

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PS.  Incidentally, a while back a young minister wrote to say that he had just finished a personal project of reading Every Single Post in our archives.  No joke.  I was a tad nonplussed, to say the least.  Maybe we should send a silly prize to him, too.

PPS. Cake photo (and recipe!) from Williams-Sonoma. And yes, that beehive cake pan really does make cakes that cute.


Cindy Marsch said...

Perfect--"A Mighty Fortress is Our God" in a community Reformation service last night! :-)

We were dismayed to not see that hymn on the program for the evening, but someone else must have been dismayed and made a change so we ended with that one. Yay!

Mrs. H said...

Congratulations! I haven't been around for 700 posts, but I have enjoyed every post I have read.

Let's see - the last song I sang was I Cast All My Cares Upon You....and Jesus Name Above All Names....quietly to a sick baby.


Betty said...

Sang lots of hymns at church including some of my favorites: Be Thou My Vision and Day by Day. Sang "I wanna sing a song for You, Lord" by Third Day in the car really loud!

Blessings, Betty

dawn said...

We sang Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence to close worship yesterday ... my favorite!

Rebekah Sacran said...

Puff the Magic Dragon

Sherry said...

Amazing Grace. I was singing along with my own post. Congratulations on your longevity and creativity. Long live The Beehive!

elliebird said...

Crayons Can Melt On Us For All I Care.

Yes. That's the name of the song.

Brandy Vencel said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Hmmm...I think it was my own rendition of Amy Grant's Thy Word last night when I was putting the baby down. We haven't sung yet today...which means we're behind!

Julia said...

"In the name of the Hundred Acre woods we claim thee,
In the name of the Hundred Acre woods!"

:) I have been singing it since my six-year-old son began singing it this morning.

Kate said...

I practiced Hosanna in Exelsis by Brent Pierce for my conducting class. Look it up on Youtube, it's AMAZING.

p.s. my word verification was "helspoo." :)

Androphenese said...

And am I born to die - male ensemble at Reading Group.

Katie said...

Oh, goodness. I was just singing something in the kitchen, it had a minor feel, church song, but I can't name it. It was a half-conscious humming episode. ;o)

The Sand Hill Philosopher said...

"I've got you, Babe," by Sonny & Cher, to my wife.

Tommy said...
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Tommy said...

The Doxology

Owl of the Desert said...

Congrats on the accomplishment! I have loved every minute of reading your blog.

Let's see...I sang several songs on the way to work this morning, but the last one was "You Are the Answer" by Point of Grace.

Rebecca Shaw said...

Congratulations! I love this blog. The last song I sang was "Great is Thy Faithfulness" along with someone on Youtube.

Katie Larissa said...

Falling for you, by Colbie Caillat. And yep, I was really beltin' it out. Didn't know you could belt that song, did you? Well, you can.

Lady Why said...

I've been around for at least half of those 700 posts... and now thanks to that minister, I'm wondering what I missed. I certainly must go back to the beginning and start to read.

As for the singing, I last sang (or is that have sung) The Sands of Time are Sinking in church yesterday. It's one of my favorite hymns.

So, glad your missives are coming more frequently now. You were missed. :-)

G.L.H. said...

I found myself singing that Cat Stevens song from the cellphone commercial: "if you want to sing out, sing out/if you want to be free, be free.."

Margaretta said...

Last thing I sang: the show-off parts of Mozart's Queen of the Night aria and the Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, in the style of Florence Foster Jenkins.

(those of you unfamiliar with that name are missing out on one of life's finest joys. please, go to youtube right now and search for dear Florence's rendition of both of these songs. please. and go read the article about her on Wikipedia.)

Jeanne S. said...

Congratulations! 700! Yay! I sang, "Hush little baby, don't say a word, Momma's gonna buy you a mockingbird . . ." to my little one year old today as I nursed him. Sweet little blue eyes looking up at his momma. :)

Jeanne S.

Dani said...

Wow 700! That's quiet a while, what an accomplishment.

I was singing "Christopher Robin" to Britty-boy this morning. I do believe that the actual name is "Return to the House of Pooh Corner." When we were little we thought that my Dad had writen it and we always asked him to play it on the guitar and sing it to us. He always made up a verse for each of us at the end. Now I do the same for Britt.

Laura Kathryn said...

People of the Living God - no kidding - while I cleaned the bathroom.

Other Mother said...

Walk with God, as I rocked my granddaughter last night.

Congratulations on #700!

Nancy Kelly said...

Land of the Silver Birch

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your 700th post!

Last song: As the Deer Pants, at Bible Study Fellowship last night.

Next up: Be Thou My Vision, with the children.


Anonymous said...

Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Happy with our own words.



Rick Saenz said...

"Now is the Cool of the Day," by Jean Ritchie.

great scot said...

Does "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate's Life for Me" count?

Anonymous said...

Last song was "Above All" as the closing song at church on Sunday.

Love your blog!! You're a terrific writer and I always enjoy your recommendations......on books, music, food, whatever! :)

Thanks for entering me in your contest.

Blessings on you and yours,

Lok said...

heehee!!! I just finished singing Frere Jacques. But it went something like this:
I love Molly
I love Molly
Yes I do!
Yes I do!
She's my little darling
She's my little darling
Molly Moo
Molly Moo

Keri said...

Lullabyes: a family one entitled "Bye-low (insert child's name you are singing to)" and More Secure Is No one Ever.

Jubilee said...

I sang, "I am a Promise" to the little girls tonight. I missed a note somewhere in the middle but, bless them, they don't care.

It's the same reason I think it's cute when the dog howls, I think. ;)

Anonymous said...

"I Sing the Mighty Power of God" as part of our morning time yesterday.

Thanks for all your posts--silly and serious. :)


rachel tsunami said...

Goodnight, My Someone

Congrats to the Beehive. I have that cake mold and have made the cake. It' awesome.