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 Robin's Best Shirt Award, December 4, 2009

"This is the best night of my life."

While December 2009 is going to present us with two full moons, this was the very last  Robin's Best Shirt Award competition for 2009, and there were quite a lot of "Best Shirts" thronged around the beach bar.  Bud Blatner had just flown in from Philly for this event, and Lol Ha presented a surprise entry.

The competition was tough, close, and very enthusiastic.  When you ask, "How enthusiastic was it?" the winner exclaimed over and over again, even though dinner later on, that, "This is the best night of my life."  Needless to say, his wife gave him that poison dagger look.


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Larry Kantor started things off with a very bright entry that looked like it could go the distance.

Bud Blatner had just arrived back in Akumal sporting a very classy shirt he 'picked up' after some major social event in Washington DC last week.

It's another 3-deep at the bar night, as contestants have arrived from all over for this major event of December.

Hey, we even have a reindeer at the beach bar tonight, but he doesn't have the Santa shirt on tonight.

Sherwood Anders was into the spirit of the event and holiday season.

Bob Anders is ready for the occasion, but he seems to be overshadowed by Sherwood off to his right..

Sam Goby, escorted by his wife Sharon, is in high spirits and expectations with a fine entry..

Lynda & Wendell Day seem to be still celerating their recent 25th anniversay.

Tom Baxter doesn't look too happy after viewing the plethora of strong entries.

Judy Baxter encourages Tom to cheer up, with "It ain't over yet, baby."

Memo drove all the way up from Aventuras Akumal for this event, and has a very classy 'evening' shirt that proved a tough one for the judges.

Bud & Mary make up the Judging Committee, and Bud feels that this somewhat eliminates him from winning the big award.

Here's another very fine entry for the judges to consider.

Mari Jo Roda and friend are really enjoying all the activity and festivity swirling about them.

Steve Clouther has brought out his 'best shirt' out of retirement in an effort to garner one more winner before the end of the year.

Laura Bush is on the scene of this momentous event, and she tells the judges, "We have one more fantabulous entry to consider."

Loquito de LolHa is making an official entry into this competition, even though he could not make to the bar, which might have disqualified him.

Then there's a couple of quiet entries over at the inner bar.

Wait, there's another reindeer over at the bar.

What do you think of these neon beer signs around the bar?

Mary and Bud could not bear the burden of making a decision by themselves, so they added Lucy James to the Judging Committee.

"I wonder who they are going to choose."

The winner of the December 2009 Robin's Best Shirt Award is Sam Goby.

"This is the best night of my life."

Lookee. Lookee. The next Best Shirt event, the very first one of 2010, just happens to fall on January 1st, New Year's Day. Will you be there?

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