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I'd just like to state
I'd just like to state (this is Robyn) that I realize Ryan snuck into my blog in the midst of the par-tay and made the following entry...but it was too freakin' hysterical to remove...so it stays! Happy belated b-day Todd!
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I'm just sitting around in
I'm just sitting around in a pair of Todd's underwear watching Star Trek and listening to the latest Puff Daddy album and thinking to myself.....I wonder why Puff Daddy was never on Star Trek. He could have played this villian that tries to take of the Enterprise by logging into Data's brain. Maybe I should stop watching this show and just dance around the house in a pair of my favorite lingere singing along to the greatest album ever put together: Grease! John Travolta was so hot in that movie. I wonder if he shaves his butt. So I think next week we are going to have a bunch people over to hang out in the hottub and play XXX-rated trivia. True or False: Male pigs have corkscrew shaped memebers? Find out next week.......
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I hope you have a
I hope you have a great party and happy belated b-day Todd! I know you understand that I couldn't make it but I'm glad you got the Z-z-zima for me anyway!
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I won't be around much
I won't be around much the next couple of days with Todd's party tonight and the OU watch party tomorrow, so I went ahead and updated all of my monthly winners for September 2001. (Can you believe tomorrow is SEPTEMBER already? Yikes!) I can honestly say I've never featured a dress like this as Dress of the Month before, but check out the bodice and skirt detail. It's simply amazing. They had an incredible photographer, too! September's Destination Wedding of the Month was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. As soon as Delphi quits being insane, I'll also get around to updating the image on the Destination Wedding Message Board. And last but not least, September's Destination Wedding Article of the Month deals with North Carolina Outer Banks weddings.
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This one is courtesy of
This one is courtesy of Todd...still searching for words...
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For the Suncoast Sooners that
For the Suncoast Sooners that follow along here, tomorrow's watch-party location was just selected by Steve. We're meeting at Lee Roy Selmon's, and I've updated the website to reflect it. Just click on the Air Force game link on the main page, or go here!
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The cake is baked and
The cake is baked and the second fridge (out in the garage) is stocked! You'd think we were having a party tonight or something...
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Amusing from the Denver Gazette
Amusing from the Denver Gazette pre-game: "Last week’s issue of Sports Illustrated called Boomer Sooner the most overrated rallying cry." "The fight song experts who wrote ‘College Fight Songs: An Annotated Anthology’ were mighty charitable when they ranked Oklahoma’s Boomer Sooner as the nation’s 16th-best,” Grant Wahl wrote. Boomer Sooner is a classic example of larceny on two fronts. Its ‘composer,’ one Arthur M. Alden, stole the tune from Yale’s Boola-Boola in 1905, and a year later added a riff from North Carolina’s Alma Mater, also known as Hark the Sound. Conclusion: Those Okies are more egregious samplers than Puff Daddy.” Comparing Oklahoma to Puff Daddy...my two worlds are seriously colliding! And as if OU has ever tried to deny or cover up our fight song's origins -- it's proudly described on our traditions page. Heck, what do they think Boomers and Sooners originally were anyway? Screw 'em...and Boomer Sooner!
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InStyle wants to hear from
InStyle wants to hear from brides-to-be about their biggest wedding day beauty concerns...
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You've just gotta get this look
How to tell your husband turned 29 the day before, and you're just about to follow him...

The new Old Navy "low ride" jeans commercial that just came on makes me cringe. How much lower can they make these things and still have a crotch in them? For someone with good ol' American-style birthin' hips like myself -- I don't care if I'm at a size 6 or a size 12 -- there's no way my figure would have fit in those things since the day I hit 18 (even when I was in college). And at 5'10" their "it's gotta be a mini" campaign made me cringe as well. My butt cheeks would have so been hanging out of those things. Thank goodness for J. Crew and Ann Taylor. I may not buy often, but when I do, at least they keep me sane.

I'm also really thankful I don't have a junior-high age-daughter at this point in fashion. How on earth do their parents send them to school each day without them looking like they should be on the street corner (not just waiting for the school bus). It's no wonder NBC Nightly News just did a segment on this. Looking at the commercials on TV now that are targeted towards that age group, I can't imagine fighting that daily battle with my child! Much less saying, "No you can't have the Angel Slut or Route 69 shirt."
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Well if you're in the
Well if you're in the neighborhood tomorrow night, I think I finally have the menu set for Todd's 29th birthday bash! We're going shopping tonight, and I guess I'll be cooking/baking up a storm tomorrow... It's just a finger-foods/snacky-cakes kind of thing, but it's so hard figuring out stuff that will keep everyone happy. He wants a chocolate devil's food cake with chocolate icing, so I think I'm going to make a layer cake with a layer of cream cheese icing in between just for variety. In case someone can't eat chocolate, I'll also have white-chocolate covered pretzels and my "famous" cinnamon pretzels on hand. I'm also going to make (spicy) queso to put with tortilla chips. And of course, margaritas-cha-cha-cha (and beer) for hot tubbing. Ok, suddenly I'm getting very, very hungry!
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Oh give me rain, lotsa
Oh give me rain, lotsa rain, with no sunny skies above... I can see the grass blades in our lawn literally dancing right now!
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It always kind of shocks
It always kind of shocks me to be extensively quoted in interviews I have no recollection of giving, but oh well! Can't turn down good publicity...
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This one is thanks to
This one is thanks to Chel: Not tonight dear...I have a modem...
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I just wanted to take
I just wanted to take a few seconds to gripe about busy signals. They are such a pain in the arse! It's 2001 people. Call-waiting can be just as annoying...heck we don't even have it ourselves for that very reason...but upgrade to voicemail, call-notes, whatever, already. There is nothing more annoying than that "nunh nunh nunh" sound for 40 minutes straight. Todd's birthday has come and gone and someone is going to be very disappointed they missed talking to him (and I'll probably be in trouble for it), but we TRIED. We told them we were heading out to dinner...but then they couldn't stay off the phone, and now it's past *midnight*... Ugh! :-)
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Ode to Todd: by Tara
Ode to Todd: by Tara C. It seems as though it was just yesterday, We strolled through Disney's Epcot, We had some drinks, some laughs, and fun, And soaked in a tub that was hot. I didn't get to sit in your lap And that, I do regret, But we will meet again, dear Todd, And I'll sit there, on that you can bet. Hope your day is SUPER GREAT! We wish we could be at your birthday greeting, To sing a round of "Happy B-day to you" And give you your birthday beating! ~Hope your day is GREAT Todd! Happy 29th! Love, Tommy, Tara, & the baby!
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Someone very dear to me
Someone very dear to me got the best news of their life yesterday (and you know who you are). Many CONGRATS -- I'm so happy for you!!!!!
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If anyone wants to e-mail
If anyone wants to e-mail Todd birthday greetings today, you can write him at: todd@connect-dots.com. All OU football ticket donations are accepted!
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"Hippie birthday" Todd --
[ Hippy Birthday ]

"Hippie birthday" Todd -- I love you! And also a "hippie birthday" out to your Virgo-twin soul-sistah, and my best friend fo' life, Kathy! You're both 29 now...you're...old! *ducks*
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Bon fete a toi, Bon
Bon fete a toi, Bon fete a toi Bon fete cher Todd Bon fete a toi! Yeah yeah so I don't have the proper accents in there, so sue me! I snuck French in your blog!!! *evil laughter*
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Happy Birthday, Todd!    
Happy Birthday, Todd!
                    ~ from someone who's much, much younger ;)
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As expected...
Well as expected, Miami waived Josh Heupel today because of injury. This is actually something that we're both really happy about. As much as we'd like to have him within driving distance, this will be so much better for his career! Miami was just not a good fit (and they're an orange team...blech). We'd like to see him go to Green Bay (which would be easier with Bishop being waived today), but the possibilities are endless I guess. Here's what Miami coach Dave Wannstedt had to say: "I know there was a lot of people that liked him going into the draft," Wannstedt said. "He's a great kid, he's intelligent, he's a winner. I think everybody knows that just because of the circumstances here, he never really got an opportunity to show what he might be able to do. Under those circumstances, he could get another opportunity. And I'd love to see it." Good luck Josh -- we know you'll do well whatever lies ahead!
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I really do have the
I really do have the best husband in the world! It's the eve of his 29th birthday, and he's been working his little hiney off tonight ever since he came home with the carpet steamer -- taking the border-remnants off the guest bath and kitchen walls so I can finish painting before his party on Friday. There are a lot of cathedral-ceilings involved, and he knows I'd probably fall and break a leg if I tried the high places. They're coming off now just like a charm (in case anyone wants to file this border-removal method away for future reference - thanks Gma)!
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Yay! I was just updating
Yay! I was just updating the side menu with my current CD, and happened to notice on Amazon that Ben Folds is coming out with a new CD in mid-September. It's about time!
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Another great one from Todd's
Another great one from Todd's cousin Susan... While suturing a laceration on the hand of a 90-year-old man, the doctor asked his patient how he thought George W. Bush was doing as President. The old man said, "Ya know, Bush is a post turtle." Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked him what a "post turtle" was. He said, "Did you ever drive down a country road and come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top? You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor thing down. That's a post turtle."
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So how many of these
So how many of these fads were you guilty of? Be honest!
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Anyone want to be a
Anyone want to be a Gary Condit intern still? Here's the official application from house.gov. Uhhhh...how about thanks but no thanks...
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A few other good 'uns...
A few other good 'uns...

Q: What do they call duct tape in Stillwater, OK?
A: Chrome!

Q: How many Texas A&M freshmen does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None. That's a sophomore course.

Q: How many OU football players does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one. But he gets money, a car, and three credit hours for it.

Q: How do you keep a Florida State Seminole out of your yard?
A: Put up goalposts.

And last but not least..."Longhorns are the only Texans that Mexicans can make fun of!"
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I've seen this before...but...
I've seen this before...but it's always good to giggle over at the start of football season...especially since #9 WAS us for our original wedding date!

You know you're from OKLAHOMA if:

1. Your team's quarterback is hurt and you are hoping it is the first thing on the six o'clock news, and it is.
2. You use your life savings to go to the OKLAHOMA/texas game.
3. You can wear red and white overalls in public and not feel stupid.
4. There's a tornado warning and the whole town is standing outside watching for the tornado.
5. You don't buy all your vegetables at the grocery store.
6. You are on a first name basis with the county sheriff.
7. When little smokies are something you serve only for special occasions.
8. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.
9. Football schedules are checked before wedding dates are set.
10. You know what the "sea of crimson & cream" is.
11. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
12. Your excuse for getting out of school is that the cows got out.
13. You know cow pies are not made of beef.
14. You want to buy manure.
15. You know enough to get your driving done early on Sundays (before the Sunday drivers come out).
16. It takes 30 seconds to reach your destination that's clear across town.
17. You have complained about interstate construction ever since you got your driver's license.
18. You can pronounce correctly Hobart, Vici, Battiest, Miami, Chickasha, Alex, Poteau, Oologah. Dougherty, Achille, Empire, and Talihina.
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We got up early (for
We got up early (for us) this morning thinking I had a Dr.'s appt. around lunch. We live in one county, the Dr.'s is in another, and Todd works in yet another -- so he just took the day off. Well you guessed it...he called to make sure this morning...and the appt. is at FOUR. Greeaaaat. So we went back to bed and I got something that sort of resembled sleep but not quite. At least I've got Todd home for an extra day this week! I probably won't add much here today as a result though. Happy Monday everyone!
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Todd found this pic and
Todd found this pic and I added the caption. It was just too good not to share -- he's FLYING!
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Well we're back and OU
Well we're back and OU is now on a 14-0 winning streak (undefeated at home under Stoops)! Both my Bucs and my Sooners won tonight -- I felt like I was going to get whiplash part of the evening going back and forth between the Bucs game to the left and the Sooners game to the right. (Tampa won 20-3 over New England, and OU beat UNC 41-27.) The second half of the OU-UNC game wasn't pretty, and the Tarheels have nothing to be ashamed of walking off Owen Field. I'm a bit concerned about the Sooner offense, but time will tell. The defense earned the title "best in the nation", IMHO. We didn't look so hot coming off the OU-OS-Who game last year and went on to completely dominate FSU in the title game -- so I'm willing to chalk tonight up to first game jitters. I know the team will be running a few steps tomorrow to make up for tonight's mistakes and get ready for Air Force next week. I'm hoarse and *exhausted* -- we stopped by Wal Mart on the way home for Ludens so hopefully I'll have my voice back tomorrow. And I even got paid for the Sooner Club site with a free t-shirt... All in all it was a great evening with a large turn-out -- and a very lazy Sunday ahead tomorrow...errrrr...today now!
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Lucky OU shirts. Check. Todd's
Lucky OU shirts. Check. Todd's lucky OU hat. Check. Repaired vocal cords, healing since January 4, 2001. Priceless. GO OU! We're outta here...
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I'm going to be a
I'm going to be a copy-cat and fill out that survey creeping up in everyone else's blogs...
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Whoo hoo! OU officially starts
Whoo hoo! OU officially starts to defend their national championship title tonight in the Hispanic Classic. They'll be playing UNC at home in Norman on ESPN. Sadly, we will not be at the game -- but we will be cheering the Sooners on with the Sooner Club of Tampa Bay! BOOMER SOONER!
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This one's made the rounds
This one's made the rounds this week, but in case you missed it...reason #101 that single women should not wear strapless dresses to weddings... (Nudie pic warning before you click!) Thanks to Angela for originally passing that one along.
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This one is courtesy of
This one is courtesy of Chel... It's a big grouping of those funny wedding announcements you see on Leno. If I were some of them, I'd seriously change my name before sending out the invites!
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If you've heard the song
If you've heard the song Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz ("I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad, I got sunshine, in a bag..."), you've probably had it stick in your brain for hours. It was driving me crazy trying to figure out the lead singer's voice -- and Todd finally solved the mystery! It's the lead singer of Blur. That's why I recognized it. Phew!
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Silly me -- I forgot
Silly me -- I forgot to check out how the colors looked on Todd's monitor w/ the supah-fly video card before publishing. I swear the text and link colors before appeared muuuuch better on my laptop! Hopefully everything is a little easier on the eye now.
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Cheers! =)
Cheers! =)
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I see my co-stars took
I see my co-stars took over while I (finally) got some sleep between 5-11 a.m. today! Thanks guys! I altered the last line of the Eve/Gwen quote just a bit Ash (glad someone got that!) -- just in case my Gma happens to be here reading one day. ;-) Today is going to be such a "blah" day. Todd and I always talk back and forth to each other during the afternoon, but he had to "volunteer" (as in I don't want to do it but I like my job so I'll say "yes") for a computer expo up in Tampa for Tech Data. He may not be home 'til after 8 or 9 p.m. tonight. I don't remember the last time I spent a Friday night by myself...le sigh... Maybe I'll just go plop down in the hot tub with a margarita later!
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To my extremely impressive, creative,
To my extremely impressive, creative, talented friend -- you ROCK! Thank you for letting us share in your day. I am honored! :)
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Wow, you never cease to
Wow, you never cease to amaze me. Great design. BTW, for all you who don't know me - that's my high school graduation picture posted on the bottom so I look a little different now ;)
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I love it, I love
I love it, I love it, I love it! Great quote at the bottom. Eve (and Gwen) rock (love that song)!
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Well now the secret is
Well now the secret is out as to why I was surfing for photos of Marilyn earlier. I'm just too much of a perfectionist to keep fighting a pre-made template. So now my blog is mine...and my "co-stars" (see bottom of page)... Hope you like the changes! sign the guestbook and let me know what you think!
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Great shot of Marilyn! Makes
Great shot of Marilyn! Makes us all feel a bit better. lol.....BTW -- great blog!
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Hate your thighs? I just
Hate your thighs? I just found this photo of Marilyn Monroe. I feel muuuch better now!
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LOL -- hi Tara! To
LOL -- hi Tara! To quote Monica Gellar-Bing, "It...JUST...GOT...interesting!"
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Bwaa Haa Haaa, finally! I
Bwaa Haa Haaa, finally! I have done it! I have sucessfully hacked into the blog of a certain Mrs. Robyn P. It is the next step in my evil plan for complete "NET DOMINATION". She doesn't realize what power she has now given me! Bwaaa Haaa Haaaa! Oh, by the way, this is Tara. HI ROBYN!
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For a dear friend I
For a dear friend I know needed this quote this week: "Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end." Hang in there...I'm still praying for you...
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Ahhhh...nothing quite like starting the
Ahhhh...nothing quite like starting the day with a needle shoved in your arm! I think I'm critically low on blood now, so if I don't make much sense today, please forgive me. I know not what I do.
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A great link thanks to
A great link thanks to Angela on credit card debt. I really hope I can make an impression on my little sister that all those "feel better" shopping sprees in your early 20s really do add up and catch to you as you're nearing 30. We'd have been in our first house a lot sooner otherwise -- thank goodness we're finally back on track and seeing the other side! Sometimes it's just healthy to drop that sweater at the Gap and slowly back away... LOL!
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I knew I liked the
I knew I liked the blah blah blog author and her sites for a reason! I just read her Nobody's Bitch bio. She codes her HTML by hand. Hooray for the stubborn hold-outs. I'm the same way...and that's one of the reasons using this template probably isn't going to last too long... Too many fits in too short a time. And so far so good on sticking to daily updates to warrant a redesign. Some days I just won't shut up!
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All the baby pics are
All the baby pics are great Cheryl -- keep 'em coming!
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For the Disney fans out
For the Disney fans out there...they've just started an awesome promotion! Pre-order the Snow White DVD by October 8th, and you get one free Disney DVD (your choice between 101 Dalmations, Fantasia 2000, Fantasia, Lady and the Tramp, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, Lion King II, or Little Mermaid) -- and four lithographs and a collector's pin. It's $19.99 -- and with this code (DISNEYSTORE) you should get an additional 20% off other merchandise!
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It works! I thought rather
It works! I thought rather than do a "comments" section like a lot of other blogs, I'd just give a few of my friends "guest access" instead. I don't mind sharing the spotlight...so we'll see if things get a little more interesting around here now. Just look at the "posted by" field under each entry to see who's doin' the talkin'!
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I'd like a coke too
I'd like a coke too please :p
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Ummm, I'll take a large
Ummm, I'll take a large Ho-Toy special and a Coke to go please!
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What's up with this city?
What's up with this city? Another bridal shop, Creative Weddings, just closed its doors today leaving several brides crying and scrambling. I had to get an attorney to get my dress shipped from a David's in Dallas to the one in Philadelphia...so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised... But at least I had several months to go before the wedding. I just can't imagine! And the local news just broke through that there's been another shark attack on New Smyrna Beach, making a grand total of 8 since this weekend. At this point people, it's called natural selection. Get a clue! You are swimming in their home and deserve what you get.
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Well since I feel like
Well since I feel like death today, Todd found another one of those tests at TheSpark.com -- the Death Test. Good news! It says I won't die until November 5, 2044 at the age of 71. I need to go mark my calendar now...
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You know, there are weeks
You know, there are weeks I have insomnia -- and weeks I have INSOMNIA, like right now. Just once this week, it really would be nice to get more than 3-4 hours sleep. Oh well, at least the Today wedding thing is coming on soon. I think they're supposed to show the cake and then let you vote on the hairstyle today.
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Just received payment got the
Just received payment got the new advertiser added into my banner rotation: http://www.weddingnitebliss.com I must say it's a first...but money is money...and I'm all for "girl power"!
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Well spank my arse and
Well spank my arse and call me Judy! I got one of those letters tonight that makes you do the "happy happy joy joy" dance and be completely unbearable for about 20 minutes afterwards. I was cooking away in the kitchen and heard Todd scream, "You're not going to believe this!" I designed the website for the Florida Suncoast Sooner Club a couple of weeks ago. The alumni club director uses the OU logo on his mailings and stuff because we're an officially licensed/chartered club with the University. But since I made the website (hosted on my site w/ my name on it), I didn't want OU to come around one day and go, "Well Mrs. Pollman, we're sorry to say that you're using copyrighted and trademarked images and we're now revoking your diploma, banning you from all future football games, and suing you to the tune of one-beeeelion-dollars. Thank you, drive thru." So I put the disclaimer at the bottom that I use on my "fan" sites -- but had him make sure it was ok to use the OU logos and images I did. This letter was what he got back from OU today: "Hi Steve! I loved the website. I sent it to public affairs to get permission to use as an example so we can learn what is appropriate use of the logo. If they agree, I would like to list it in our leadership guide as a good example for other clubs to use. I thought it was really great. Please pass this along to the developer. Thanks, Barry Feuerborn Director of Club and Association Relations" And then during dinner, I got another paid-advertiser bite. I'm thinking playing the lottery tomorrow might be a really good idea right now!
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I finally got motivated to
I finally got motivated to try and get the kitchen painted before Todd's birthday party over Labor Day weekend. The paint has been sitting there waiting for me since June. The former owner had a nas-tay border in addition to the antacid-green paint (see photo of when it was her kitchen here). The border peels off part of the drywall and paint when it goes, so it's quite the mess, and we have to be really careful taking it all down. We're going to try our carpet steamer (idea from Gma!) and see if we can steam it off next. Part of the kitchen has a cathedral ceiling, which should make things fun. I think you should be able to force the person who put the border there to remove it...but I digress... Anyhoo, this is what I got done today (the walls that weren't effected by the border at least). Apologies in advance for the crappy webcam. Eventually that faux-fruit-tile wallpaper will go to, but first things first. At least the green will soon be gone!
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So maybe this is why
So maybe this is why we've never, ever won anything in that stupid McMonopoly game since right after we got married!
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I'm getting an insane amount
I'm getting an insane amount of hits because I was indexed at google.com for the bridal shop story. If you're here because of that...sorry I can't help...but check out WFLA's "8 On Your Side" site instead! Here's another WFLA article on the store closing, too.
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We've got a lot of
We've got a lot of painting coming up, so I thought I'd link this site in case you've never run across it. Debbie Travis has a show on PBS, and has appeared on Oprah. This woman can literally do anything with a can of paint! I think a friend is going to use this one for her nursery. And I'm just waiting for the day/room when I decide to tackle this one. I'm not too fond of her decor, but I love that wall!
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Well with fall just around
Well with fall just around the corner, I have a friend already thinking up their Halloween costume. So if you're reeeeeally inspired and have a lot of free time...go here... C'mon, you know you've always secretly dreamed of being a Stormtrooper!
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Cheryl -- you're not the
Cheryl -- you're not the only one having fits with blogger templates! The one I'm using was designed for 1024x768, and today for the first time, I'm noticing a scroll-bar even at that resolution. I promised myself that if I could stick to this for a month, I'd just design my own page. Maybe I should change that to two weeks? Ugh! I'm making my husband a very happy man tonight. In honor of Monday Night Football, I'm making one of his favorite dinners -- honey beer ribs. It smells so good in here right now!
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Remember that bridal shop closing
Remember that bridal shop closing I posted about on Friday? They did an update on tonight's news with several of the brides, and quite a few local businesses are stepping up to the rescue now -- and one bridal shop in St. Pete is even getting a bride-to-be in the same gown she chose, and altered, by this weekend. I love it when the good guys win in the end!
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I remembered seeing this photo
I remembered seeing this photo awhile back and went to dig it up (since I've had a fun early afternoon of cleaning up around here)... The image below is of England's Prince William -- and he's scrubbing a toilet. I guess even a crown doesn't mean you're above the need to tidy up every now and again. This photo was taken in a small village in Chile. I believe over 15 people were sharing this one bathroom. And I thought just sharing with Todd every now and again was bad!
[Prince William]

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While Todd was getting ready
While Todd was getting ready this morning, I went and sat down at the dining room table to look out over all we'd accomplished last night. A group of kids (probably about 4th-6th graders) walked by on their way to the bus stop, heads down, and looking so...defeated... I remember that early-morning trek to the bus stop well! As much as I miss college, you couldn't pay me to go back to grade-jr.-sr.-high school again. I forgot to mention yesterday -- we found a new love in life. In the middle of errands, we stopped by 7-11 and grabbed slurpees. They had the new "Mountain Dew Code Red" ones. They are SO good! I love the bottled Code Red (and hate it that you can't buy it in 6-packs), but the slurpee version is muuuuch better. I think it's going to be a very dangerous thing that we have a 7-11 right on the corner!
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We actually got SO MUCH
We actually got SO MUCH accomplished today! First of all, I highly recommend getting a 24-hour/day, 7-day/week post office like the one down at the Tampa airport. It's much easier to stand in line on a lazy Sunday afternoon, than to try and make the counter here in town that closes at 4 p.m. during the week. We did all the "blah" weekly grocery shopping, sold the previous owner's washer and dryer (that stayed when we moved in), and then went out to give the front yard a bit of CPR before it got dark. We spent almost 2 hours out there weeding, pruning, hacking, digging, and ripping down/out. The previous owners just did not have an eye for yard design or plantlife. We took out a small tree we both hated (one more will probably go in the next few weeks), and Todd removed a palmetto by the front door that we swear had roots down to China. I'm so exhausted I can barely move other than typing -- but it was SO worth it! I'll actually enjoy looking out the bay window in the dining room tomorrow.. I can't wait 'til fall when we can actually stand to live (and breathe) out there!
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Well I finally got a
Well I finally got a bit of dinner in my tummy, so as promised, something a wee bit funny. More than you ever possibly wanted to know about duct tape! It got silly, didn't it?
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Ahhhh...a (guilty) mind
Ahhhh...a (guilty) mind is a terrible thing to taste? So I guess my very first "rant" the other day made a few waves. I just got an e-mail from the author (of the e-mail in question a few months ago), who has apparently now visited my blog. Mind you, I gave no names in that rant. I gave no specific dates (or due dates for that matter). I linked no websites. If you knew the story (from either her point of view or mine)..you did...and if you didn't, well you saw what you read and no less/no more. Let's go over the quote from her original e-mail as sent. No sentences removed -- no sentences rearranged -- this is a direct quote exactly as typed: "I am pregnant, yes thank you again for your concern. God blesses those who are ready and deserving. I'm sure your time will be soon." You can make your own judgement call as to whether or not that might be upsetting and hurtful if you were facing over two years of infertility treatments, and she knew as such. Those of you that care...do... Those of you who don't will merely skip to the next entry I make which I promise will contain a joke to lighten the atmosphere around here. But the NERVE to e-mail me asking me to update and rewrite my blog because (and I quote), "The 'Rant' comes across like I purposely emailed you to tell you about that only and to hurt your feelings." Well cry me a river. And get your own blog if you think you need a platform or a public place to vent about ME -- because MY blog is for MY feelings and MY opinions. That's why it's called a web-journal. I don't need anyone's permission to write what I feel as long as I'm not slandering their name. Period.
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Well the Browns embarassed the
Well the Browns embarassed the Bucs to the tune of 7-6 on Saturday, and Brad Johnson still looked lame. 'Magine that... At least Leaf sucked so badly that most people will probably forget that Johnson & Johnson didn't really perform tonight. I'm still telling myself pre-season doesn't count so I can sleep at night until the real season starts. Thank goodness the Sooners finally take the field in less than a week! Speaking of, I updated the Suncoast Sooner Club website on Saturday. I added new photos from the watch parties last year. We're not in any of the photos, since we were actually at the games they were taken during -- but we should be making an appearance in this coming season's photos (soon). I also just discovered that the OU RUF/NEKS have an old college photo of mine at their official site. I made the "We're Still On Top" banner (third row of images, bottom right) -- and yes, it got me and my friends on ABC. Thought that was pretty cool considering that photo is back from the '93 season. Todd put some of his computer parts up on eBay after the game Saturday night if anyone is interested. Crap be gone! And last but not least...the weekend wrap-up... We saw American Pie II on Friday night for our "date night". It was really funny -- so if you're still being lazy about going to see it like we were, head to the theater and give yourself a good laugh. I'm kind of sad for my Gma right now. Saturday would have been my Grandpa's birthday. (He would have been 78.) It didn't even hit me until this afternoon that she's moving out of their house on what would have been his birthday -- and I talked to her for almost 2 hours last night. She's just decided the yard and pool are too much for her by herself, so she bought a really nice patio-home in a retirement community in my home town. That must be so hard for her -- a year ago on his 77th birthday we didn't even know he had cancer yet. I need to go call her before we go to bed...thankfully she's a nite-owl just like me... Here's wishing everyone a relaxing, lazy Sunday!
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Happy weekend everyone! Today (Saturday
Happy weekend everyone! Today (Saturday now I guess) I'm going to keep quiet and let the rest of the world do the talkin' for a change... Catch you on Sunday!
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Ahhhh...crud! A store called "The
Ahhhh...crud! A store called "The Main Event Bridal" down in Tampa just went bankrupt and closed their doors today -- without telling their customers -- and after taking their money. News crews are "stalking" brides showing up at the store expecting to get their gowns for their weddings tomorrow (and a couple of girls that are getting married next week), and they're in complete tears freaking out on camera that they don't have dresses for themselves or their wedding parties now. One girl had pretty much maxed out her credit card to get "the dress", and didn't even know how she was going to get another dress so soon. Sometimes people just suck.
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Thanks so much Cheryl! It's
Thanks so much Cheryl! It's such an emotional topic that sometimes it's truly hard to tell when you're being overly sensitive (and/or hormonal) or not. But that e-mail hurt us for a very long time after it was sent, as you can imagine, and just always stuck with me any time I would see or hear a story on the news (or from a friend) similar to what I posted last night... I just hope the comment was made in true misunderstanding of the situation and from sheer ignorance -- not vindictiveness -- otherwise people should be praying for them, and not for us.
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Ok, Todd's cousin just sent
Ok, Todd's cousin just sent this and I must confess it cracked me up: One day, a mom was cleaning her son's room and in the closet she found a bondage S&M magazine. This was highly upsetting for her. She hid the magazine until his father got home and showed it to him. He looked at it and handed it back to her without a word. She finally asked him, " Well what should we do about this?" The dad looked at her and said, "Well I don't think you should spank him."
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Got an e-mail that this
Got an e-mail that this was just added to the =w=eezer site -- starting to regret I don't still live in Philly. Come to Floreeeeeeda already!
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Stuck a few movies up
Stuck a few movies up on half.com in my never-ending quest to get rid of all the crap around here post-move...
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WHOO HOO! I can finally
WHOO HOO! I can finally let the cat out of the bag, or so they say... Our friends Tara and Tommy are officially announcing their pregnancy! They found out right after vacationing with us (and Todd immediately drained and refilled the hot tub...hmmmm...) -- so we're pretty excited our first official houseguests were expecting! Many congrats and best wishes to the three of them -- they're expecting a little Duke baby in March 2002!
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Are you a =w=eezer fan?
Are you a =w=eezer fan? They sent an e-mail out to people registered at their site today -- and they're doing ticket pre-sales on the 'net first (with their fans-only) before going public. So far, nothing is on the list is close to us -- waaaah! But tickets for Chicago go on sale at 2 p.m. ET today. If anyone is interested, visit their site and dig around. I don't want to give the direct link out here since the ticket-purchase site is a "fans only" one -- they're pretty strict about that stuff. When non-fanclub members crashed their Virgin Records appearance last month (which kept registered fans out), they left the promotion early! You gotta respect that...
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Have I mentioned lately how
Have I mentioned lately how happy I am they chose the cute one (#8 instead of #18)? Apparently I'm not alone -- Dean Blevins called him the "Aikman-ish Georgian who our newsroom ladies were pulling for". LOL! Sweet dreams everyone...catch ya' tomorrow! I'm proud of myself -- I've kept this up for an entire work-week now! Maybe I'll actually be able to stick with a "journal" after all, for the first time ever. Could it be?
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*waves back to Mrs. Greene*
*waves back to Mrs. Greene* Soon we're going to be singing "they're coming to take us away...ha ha..."! Too funny!
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I just finished grooming Claire.
I just finished grooming Claire. Since we've been in the house, I finally have the space to do so -- and it's really nice to be able to keep her constantly trimmed short for summer in Florida! Here's my latest "brag photo":
[Claire August 2001]

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My first "rant"
My first "rant" in my new blog...buckle up! Earlier this summer, someone who knew about our long infertility-struggles claimed to be well-meaning by telling me news of her pregnancy, that she was "sure" my time would come soon, and (the kicker and reason behind this rant) that "God blesses those who are ready and deserving". I am a Christian and I fully believe in God's will and timing for things, but that's stuck with me for quite awhile. It didn't sit right then, and it doesn't sit right now. Especially with this dad about to be convicted of murder locally. He threw his four-week old infant daughter up against a dresser because she dared spit up on him. Then he wouldn't let the mom seek medical attention for the baby because he was afraid he might get in trouble. (Ya' think?) The baby soon died... Right after that story on tonight's news, there was one about a crack mother that had her four kids removed from the home because there was urine and feces everywhere and they were malnourished. I suppose they were both "ready and deserving", too? Grumble...grumble... <rant mode /off>
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I just added a great
I just added a great "guest column" to Wholly Matrimony! It's by Occasional Words, and it deals with wedding speeches (and public speaking). It will be housed in the "What the FAQ" section of the main site -- be sure and check it out!
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I'm always on the lookout
I'm always on the lookout for new fonts, and this site is pretty cool -- all "famous fonts" (from TV shows, movies, corporate logos, sports team logos, ads, etc.) -- and you can download several of them. In other news, OU finally selected their starting QB today (and he's the cute one)!
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Another "well ok then..." I
Another "well ok then..." I just saw that someone came into my (very new) blog via Google by typing "sharks swarm in Florida". (I'm five up from the page-bottom.) I'm kind of shocked I'm already being indexed, to be honest...
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Well it looks like we've
Well it looks like we've got another tropical system brewing out in the Atlantic... We've been in FL long enough now, that instead of going into a complete panic, we kind of go "eh" until the last minute when they pseudo-figure out the tracking. But I always feel bad when I see headlines like, "Chantal is on collision course with the Caribbean islands..." You just know that's ruining quite a few destination weddings and honeymoons.
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Man I talked a lot
Man I talked a lot into thin air today (it's still "Wednesday" to my brain) -- even for me! But before we head off to bed, I have to share one of the funniest d@mn things I've seen on the 'net in a long, long time. We both laughed our arses off! Go here and watch 'til the end!
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Well the good thing about
Well the good thing about moving I guess, is that once it's done you get rid of a lot of unnecessary crap...
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I just have to take
I just have to take a second to tell the world how proud I am of my little sister! "My little baby's all grown up..an' (sniff) savin' China.." Ok, maybe not savin' China -- but she is all grown up now and making her way in the world! She moved back to OK earlier this summer from my aunt's in DE, and she just moved into a new apartment in Norman with her new boyfriend. She's doing tech support for DirecTV, and just got her very first car! Her boyfriend starts at OU this fall, pre-med. She's come a long way in the last couple of years, and Todd and I are both as proud of her as can be! I'd teased her earlier this summer that I'd met Todd at her age, and she'd better hurry up. Looks like she took me up on that! Speaking of, it dawned on me today that when I left for OU, 10 years ago this fall (aaack!), little kids that were then-entering kindergarden are now driving and serving me fries. Ok, I have to go cry again now...
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Another day to eliminate procrastination!
Another day to eliminate procrastination! Tara came up with an awesome t-shirt idea weeks ago, and I'm just now getting around to finishing it. It's in the "bachelorette party, for the bride" section of this site -- the four "buy me a shot" tees. Thanks Tara!
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Yep, someone obviously spent a
Yep, someone obviously spent a lot of time and quality design talent on a museum of dirt.
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If you're bored and have
If you're bored and have a lot of bandwidth... Jim Webb is freelance camera guy for our local NBC affiliate (WFLA), and he brought his news camera along to "The Porch" last weekend. I walked downstairs to find a flood-light and camera in my face -- just a little shocking! Jim has put a bunch of the clips together in a video. There's a short clip of Todd -- and at the end, someone who looks just like me drinking. Can't imagine who she is... At least it didn't make the evening news! Are you a close friend or family member and missed the link posted here earlier to download the video? Just e-mail Robyn. (But be warned: it's 18 meg!)
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How to tell you'd been
How to tell you'd been trapped in an apartment complex over a parking lot for too long... I was out with Claire this morning and kept hearing a "tapping" noise coming from the mini-forest behind the fence. Then all of a sudden wood chips start flying over the fence and into our yard. Just as I was thinking "WTF?!", I looked up to see a woodpecker going to town a tree that had fallen in a storm a few weeks ago. I've never seen one up close and in person -- it was too cool -- and he didn't care that I was standing there watching him at all! I always have the strangest dreams...and Nikki told me about a great site a couple of weeks ago. You type in what you dreamed about, and it will tell you the meaning. It can also keep an archive of your dreams so you can string them together. Last night's dream was about a satellite: "This celestial hanger-on in your dream is telling you that you can achieve better relationships by asserting more independence of thought. You can listen to others, but don't be completely influenced by outside opinions." Well ok then...and...I'm out of words for now...
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We're true suburbanites now --
We're true suburbanites now -- the Schwan man came earlier tonight. I felt just like the little kids that were outside earlier chasing the ice cream truck -- only the Schwan man comes straight to your door -- whoo hoo! Found a cool wedding cake story on MSNBC. I've actually talked with the article author a few times now...she's really nice! Make sure to click on the "Wedding Cakes...what's hot..." menu mid-page. It looks like a solid image, but you can click on the different cake styles for new photos. The grooms' cake is pretty cool -- but then again, I would think that! Have you heard about the swarm of sharks off the Florida coast on the national news? Yep, that would be our county they keep mentioning on the NBC Nightly News and CNN! The sharks were about 15 miles away from our house today...and I don't plan on goin' out in the water any time soon... Last but not least -- you know that subject I said I wouldn't talk about the rest of the week? If you'd like to see photos from Friday and last night, go here. Have a great "hump day" tomorrow, everyone -- catch ya' then!
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Another great read for the
Another great read for the day -- yay! And while you're snooping around her site (as I know you will), make sure to check out her dress, too... And Cheryl, Caleb is so precious -- my heart literally aches just looking at the pictures! I'm glad the one-month check-up went so well!
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Man I'm a slacker... For
Man I'm a slacker... For the first time in 2001, I updated the Please Puff Daddy Ruin This Song, Too mailbag section of the site (with much ease now thanks to blogger). It's one of my most popular sites, and you're seeing it here first -- I haven't even had a chance to link to the 2001 mail through the actual website. To get to the new mail, just click here!
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Ok, as promised, "girlie talk"
Ok, as promised, "girlie talk" today! These are a few of my favorite things... This table rules! Have you ever wanted to buy a new foundation online but had no clue what shade to pick? Here's a handy-dandy chart that spells it out: "If you use foundation 'a' in MAC StudioFix, you'll be foundation 'x' in another..." If you don't know your StudioFix shade, scroll through the chart to see if it has your color in another brand. Then follow that column for the other brands. It's brilliant! At makeupdiva.com there's a weekly beauty-advice column. You can opt to have the column e-mailed to you, and there's a great archive section full of tips and recommendations! Are people around you wearing their sunglasses because of the glow off your legs -- and not because of the summer sun? As someone with nearly-translucent skin, this is a great site with self-tanner reviews. (A must if you live in south-central Florida like me and don't want to look like a leather couch in 10 years...) And last but not least, check out the Cosmetic Connection. It's has reviews by brand and by product, as well as weekly newsletter reports. It's a really helpful site if you're trying to choose between two products!
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Ok -- I promise --
Ok -- I promise -- no football when I get up "tomorrow" (Tuesday)! All "girlie stuff" all the time the rest of the week...but a quick wrap-up from tonight (Monday) since it's still "Monday night" to me...

A last-second hail-mary by Miami wiped out the Bucs last-minute fourth quarter score. The Bucs finally scored again to go ahead 14-10 (with about a minute left), and that looked like it would clinch the game for us, but alas Tampa Bay lost 17-14. I really hate the fish. Thank goodness the pre-season means nothing. We didn't see Josh Heupel at all tonight, suited up, on the sidelines, or otherwise. We're really starting to think (and hope) the Chicago-trade rumors are true but haven't found more online yet. It just goes against everything I was raised with to cheer on Miami -- but I bit my tongue knowing Josh would be playing there.

As for the Bucs...Brad Johnson looked just awful. I wish I could make that many million to fall on my arse three times. I got to see my own personal hero John Lynch (#47 Safety) from 3-feet away. Our gate was right by the player's entrance. And Todd must have been looking at a stadium concert schedule, because our seats were AWESOME! We ended up between the 10-yard line and endzone right over the tunnel the Bucs entered and exited from -- about 9 rows up from the field. We got so many up-close-and-personal shots -- I can't wait to see if they turned out. When Lynch went by before we went inside, I seriously had a deer in the headlights moment. I was too stunned he was there in front of me to even ask for an autograph (d'oh!) -- but I did get a photo of him, and he stopped to *smile* just for little ol' me. (Which brought out an "awwww yeahhh..." from Todd. LOL!) Happy early 29th birthday Todd -- glad we got to go tonight!

I'll catch everyone on the flip-side -- and thanks so much for stopping by! I about passed out when I checked my counter-stats this evening!
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Le sigh
Well crud... It looks like Heupel has sprained his wrist and we didn't even hear about it! Guess that's why we missed him on Friday and it's doubtful we'll see him play tonight now. Great. In other rumors, they're trying to work out a trade between Chicago for McNown and Miami for Heupel. As much as I'd like to have Heupel close so we can watch him (cheaply) in Miami -- Chicago would be a much better place for him (offensive-wise and plain ol' lifestyle-wise). It would put him a lot closer to home, too. The Bears will be in our division one more year, so we'd get to see him play Tampa at least. I'm glad I've always hated Miami -- makes this latest rumor a bit easier to stomach. Well we're outta here... Go Bucs!
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It's the little things
I'd like to take a second to thank the little people. Only my second day up and I made the front page of "blahblahblog.com" -- the site that finally inspired me to get off my arse and try this! Here's what it said:

"I just found Robyn's site, Ain't too proud to blog. I love it! And you know, she must be cool because she is wearing OPI's "I'm Not Really a Waitress" nailcolor. I have worn that one before! Last time I had a pro manicure & pedicure done ... which was (sadly) my 30th birthday, September 27, 1999! *gasp* I think it's about time I have a pro do another one. I normally do them myself (cheap) but this payday, I am giving my tootsies a treat!"

It's the little things that make my day...
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Two! That's two lovely days
Two! That's two lovely days of blog entries...ah, ah, ah! We'll be out of here soon for pre-game tailgatin', but if you're bored tonight flip on ESPN. We're around the 10-yard line in the southwest endzone, about 9 rows up off the field (right over the Bucs' tunnel - Todd completely got our seat location wrong the first time). I'll be sporting the #47 across my chest (my John Lynch jersey). Are you ready for some football? Hellllyeaaaahhh! Have a great Monday everyone!
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Isn't technology grand? I was
Isn't technology grand? I was just e-mailed this photo by Chel and Ryan. A friend of theirs got a fancy camera (with flash) attachment for his palm pilot. This photo was taken straight from his palm pilot when we were over there Friday night! Amazing...
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Well this thing seems to
Well this thing seems to be movin' right along now...I'm finally getting the layout somewhat how I want it (since I'm too burnt out to design a new page for it myself right now).
I wish tomorrow was here already! I got Todd (well, I got "Todd", yeahhhh right) 2 tickets to the Bucs/Dolphins pre-season opener tomorrow for his 29th birthday at the end of the month. I don't know which of these I'm more excited about -- seeing John Lynch play again -- or seeing Josh Heupel in a Miami uniform for the first time! We tried to catch him at the free scrimmage on Friday -- but the only players we saw go by were Keyshawn Johnson, Brad Johnson, Martin Gramatica, and Warrick Dunn. Ahhhhh...I can finally smell fall in the air! (At least as close as we ever get here in Florida.) Get used to it -- with OU as the returning national champs, I'm going to be pretty unbearable until the Super Bowl wraps up in N'awlins next January! I'll post pics from the scrimmage on Friday, and the game tomorrow, soon...
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I guess the real purpose
I guess the real purpose of this is to keep myself and others updated on changes to my websites... Yesterday I finally got the website published for the Tampa Bay Suncoast Sooners alumni group. Unfortunately our schedules (and game travels) never quite allowed us to meet up for the watch-parties last year, but we plan on making as many games as possible this year. Boomer Sooner!

Last week I got the 15 Minutes of Fame site up on Wholly Matrimony! It's something I've been promising people I'd finish forever...and I set aside some "down time" to wrap it up... The "Best Wedding Dress Websites" got its 30th site last week, too -- it's about darn time since the 2001 Dress Contest launches in October!

Brian and Delara sent more wedding photos just in time for their second anniversary (best wishes NaNa's!)...so you can see those here...
And I also added a few new photos of our first house from July and August. We closed on June 22nd -- and so far, it's been bliss being a homeowner!
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Everyone else is doing it...

Everyone else is doing it...so I should too? I'm horrible at journals and diaries. Simply awful. I have the best intentions when I start out...but constantly forget about them after awhile...so we'll see how this goes. My life is just so, so, boring. Hopefully this won't quickly deteriorate into a series of, "Well I painted my toenails today..." We'll see. But oh yeah, welcome to "I ain't too proud to blog"!
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