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If I can't have everything well then just give me a taste
Ok, there will be absolutely no more feeling sorry for myself this week! We went out for dinner at Taco Bell tonight because I'm juggling three designs at once and Todd is studying for an MCSE 2000 exam on Friday (he already has an MCSE but his company is forcing everyone to upgrade). Neither one of us wanted to cook so we took a break. On the way home we stopped by our P.O. Box because I knew something was on the way. Turns out, it was a big envelope stuffed with these from Toren for work on his site. (Toren did the translations on these.) Todd was positively giddy as I opened them all.

Then I opened an envelope from drugstore.com. I screamed so loud in the car, a woman walking to her car next to ours jumped. There was a check for over FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. That was commission on stuff I'd sold through my site. Now mind you, in over four years I've never made more than $125 a quarter -- and that was at Christmas. So to whoever bought 21 of these, I salute you (and your baby-soft legs)!

You may remember that this past weekend, our TV bit it. We've been having that ages-old battle of the sexes disagreement of electronics lust vs. checkbook balance ever since. Which leads me to...were we responsible late-20-somethings tonight that decided to put that check right into savings? Hell no. I handed Todd the gift from the heavens above, and said, "Get whatever you want. This is your limit. I'm out." We drove to Circuit City, and 30 minutes later, back home again with a 27" flat-screen Sony Wega. We only owed the taxes on it. Granted, now we have to get a new entertainment center this weekend because the case on this is bigger than the case on our old set, and by a few centimeters we are screwed. But that's not important. He's happy -- so I'm happy. Here are a few pics of the TV (and the futon since mom yelled at me for not having any):


  1. bringing it in the door
  2. the standard pornography shot
  3. don't even ask me what goes where
  4. "I shall call it mini-TV"
  5. crappy lighting - but where Statia will sleep
  6. a close-up of the wood frame

So there you have it. Now back to work... It was nice knowing ya'll!
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Desperately seeking Sonic
This is in our county! This is not (and is almost an hour away) -- but the article states, "Sonic Drive-In and its franchisees plan to build as many as 60 of the nostalgic drive-in hamburger restaurants in the greater Tampa Bay region."

I am seriously about to throw a Cartman-sized hissy fit right now. "Buuuuuut mommmm -- I waaaaant a chili cheese coneeeeey and cherry li--iii--iime-aaade." We've been patient and good little Oklahomans (where the drive-in chain originated and is headquartered) for five years now. I'm tired of driving to Orlando and Ocala.

I want my own Sonic noooooow dammit!
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We'll have a good time baby don't you worry
I never, ever expect anything in return when I help friends out with their sites -- but being surprised out of the blue ROCKS. Joy sent me a big ol' Amazon gift certificate today and I got to go wild. I bought this, and this, and these. I'm so 'cited. Thank you, Joy!!!
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Have that bitch make me some blueberry pancakes
We are so screwed. All those times we broke Claire's bones in half when we got to the bottom of the bag because we didn't make it to the store on time... Turns out, she knows!

"...Dogs also know when they are being short-changed on treats because they have a basic mathematical ability which enables them to tell when one pile of objects is bigger than another..."

Read the full "Dogs are smarter than people think" article at CNN.
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Tilt your head back - let's finish the cup
And now a bit of "Wacky Wednesday" news of the weird...

  1. "I want my blood back before you put a curse on me!" Holy crap, they were freaks.
  2. Now you, too, can smell like Celine...but dear lord why?
  3. As if we didn't have enough Crisco junkies in this country already -- now you can get fried Twinkies. I expect to see them on a stick at Disney World soon.
  4. Syracuse University now offers a "Football 101" course for women. Hey baby, in this household I'm the one who came into the marriage as the football fan, mmmk? Soooomebody else *cough*Todd*cough* favored cycling back then.
  5. Now you can get married by a real-life ZZ Top guitarist. Billy Gibbons has become an ordained minister, and can now perform weddings in 49 states.
And just because I care...from FARK.com...a list of known speed-traps across the United States.
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Glorious wastings of my time
Matt just sent me his ne=w=est skin design. Of course it gets my "you go bay-beee" seal of approval! (This ad brought to you by the "Rivers Cuomo With a Side of Mashed Taters and Punkin' Pie Foundation".)
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Happiness is...
...the first day of ripping into a really big new bag of gummi bears. When you can dig right past the icky yellow and green ones and go straight to the red and white without much effort. No psychoanalyzing needed as to why those are my favorite flavors. Cherry and pineapple merely rule. Thirty-one days left!
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Calling all code gurus
Last night, I updated MT 2.21 to the mySQL database option (using Kristine's most excellent tutorial). Upgrade was a snap and all went well.

Then I went to use MT Search on my site today and got a huge error message. No problem. Christine sent me a quick fix from the Scripty Goddesses. Only there was a problem. Suddenly MT Search worked again, but the search results were blank.

I was literally ripping my hair out trying to figure out what I'd done wrong. I even reinstalled MT Search all over again and got the same error. Then Kristine installed MT Search on The Red Kitchen to try and test things out on her end since we're on the same server. She now has the same problem I do. An MT blog with a mySQL database and blank search returns -- even after the MT Search "fix" is put into place. She's outlined the problem on the MT Support Forums if anyone wants to look it over. Thanks in advance if you can help!

UPDATE: Jennifer was able to help me fix it! I had the search.pm file for the version off the MT Search website . She had the search.pm file for 1.3b. Updated that file and it worked like a charm. THANK YOU Jennifer! And thanks for all of your help, too, Kristine!
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I'd like to turn off time and kill my mind
Remember no matter how tough things got in kindergarten, you had that little blue mat to spread out on and hear a really cool story from the teacher just before you drifted off to dreamland and recharged your batteries... Anyone got a 5'10" long little blue mat and a copy of "Where the Wild Things Are" handy?
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But if you lose, the devil gets your soul
Ok, when you see the headline "Heaven-or-hell argument ends with shotgun slaying", you can't help but be drawn in like a bad train-wreck. Oh wait, my bad. That story is here. Where was I? Oh yeah. Two guesses where this latest little fracas occured <dramatic pause>... That's right -- my favorite state in the Union -- Texas. And even better still, it was in GODLEY, TEXAS. This stuff just really writes itself, doesn't it? Stay with me here...


Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said a witness who was the designated driver for the group told police the four men were sitting at a table outside a trailer park after their night on the town and began arguing about religion.

The talk became heated when the subject turned to who would go to heaven and who would go to hell.

Stoker said he would settle the argument and went into a house and returned with a shotgun, which he loaded and placed in his mouth, Alford said the witness reported.

"The victim Joslin then took the gun out of Stoker's mouth, saying, 'If you have to shoot somebody, shoot me,"' Alford said, citing the witness report.

The shotgun went off, hitting Joslin in the chest and killing him.

No official word yet as to whether or not Joslin ended up at the Pearly Gates, or two-steppin' for all eternity in a pit of hot lava. (Read the full article at CNN.com.)
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We'll hitch-hike, bus, or yellow cab it
Joy went and bought herself the perfect new domain for "Happily Ever Laughter" -- so update your Blogrolls again!
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Third verse, same as the first!
Here's a great link stolen from my Destination Weddings & Eloping Forum -- VerseIt.com. They have tons of wording suggestions for things like thank you's, wedding invites, wedding announcements, baby announcements, holiday invites and more. You just pick the category, at the next prompt select the occasion, and voila! They even offer tips on how to pretty-up the announcements and invites once they're worded -- and how to address the envelopes and when to mail them.
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Once upon a dream
WM! has a new advertiser -- "Buy the Book!": The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Tying the Knot or Renewing Your Vows at Walt Disney World. So if you know someone planning a Disney wedding, or happen to be planning one yourself, check it out. (A full table of contents is located here.)
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Double trouble
Ok, today was really crappy until I saw this photo. Now I can be a proud auntie and show off Victoria and Maggie! All better now!
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Sounds like somebody's gotta case of the Mondays

So this is how my Monday is going thus far thanks to the lovely folks at Microsoft... And you?
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I blog therefore I am
Just in case you haven't stumbled across Blogroots before, stop by and check it out! More excellent links relating to blogging than you can shake a mouse at.
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Now let me see you shake your rump like a rump shaker
Damn, people really will believe anything, won't they?

"Blind German psychic Ulf Buck claims that people's backsides display lines like those on the palm of the hand, which can be read to reveal much about their character and destiny."

Personally, I prefer to control someone's destiny with the palm of my hand... <insert rimshot here>

UPDATE: Susan says it much better than I ever could!
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I got a lust for life - ooooh
Well this should be interesting... Senator John McCain has signed on to guest host on the upcoming new Saturday Night Live season. He'll appear on the October 12th episode, the second in the SNL season. No word who will get the Dubbya role yet now that Will Ferrell is gone. (Article from MSNBC.com, "SNL beats the Bush".)
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Little pink houses for you and me
Christine followed the new trend of boredom = new domain and went and got herself fancy new digs at Big Pink Cookie. Update those links and Blogrolls -- and congrats on the new domain Christine!
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Another one bytes the dust
Finished up my latest creation, DB's Medical Rants, just a bit ago. Not a second too soon, either. It's been one helluva expensive night. We bought a new futon for the computer room for upcoming houseguests -- only to get it assembled and see our living room 27" TV (wedding present) have its picture reduced to about 4" in height. So guess what we get to do tomorrow... I really think you should be able to register for wedding gifts every five years. The old shit just wears out too fast these days. So anyhoo, stop by DB's new digs, won't ya'? And hire me for crimeny's sake. Momma needs a new pair of shoes...and OU season tickets...
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Oh no - you're invited but your friend can't come
May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Will the best hooters on the 'net please stand up? I repeat, will the best hooters on the 'net please stand up? We're gonna have a problem here...

May I turn your attentions towards Michele's blog where the best cleavage of the blogging world will be competing as part of the 2002 Blogathon all day long.
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This sort of thing ain't my bag, baby!
Note to self: Keep sex toys at home when flying Delta from here

CLEARWATER, Florida (AP) -- A woman who says she was pulled off an airplane and asked to take a sex toy out of her luggage after it started vibrating is suing Delta Air Lines, saying she was publicly humiliated.

Renee Koutsouradis, 36, said she was with her husband awaiting takeoff from Dallas in February when her name was called over the loudspeaker.

She said she was met by a Delta security agent who told her something was vibrating in one of her bags. She said she explained it was an adult toy that she and her husband had just bought on a trip to Las Vegas. She said the agent took her to the bag on the tarmac and made her remove the toy and hold it up, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday. Some passengers on the plane saw everything, and three male Delta employees "began laughing hysterically" and made "obnoxious and sexually harassing comments."

Koutsouradis was allowed to repack and return to her seat.
(Read full article at CNN.com.)
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For the guy who has everything
When the birthday boy gets to unwrap Gretchen at the end of the night, he's pretty much got everything a man could ever need right there in front of him...so what's a girl to do? I searched the 'net far and wide for just the right card. This one seemed a little lame. This one was right out (and would probably be good cause for a restraining order). This one hit a little closer to the mark...but I felt the need to keep looking... And this one would probably get the both of us in trouble if he collected. So instead, I just made my own! Happy 29th birthday Chris (spankings optional)!


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To the heart, tick tock you don't stop
Ok, this one caused a very big giggle...wouldn't it be amusing if I ended up being the one in the family on Viagra one day? I have Neurally Mediated Hypotension. CNN.com has a new article titled "Surprise! Viagra helps children with pulmonary hypertension"! Little. Blue. (Slightly) diifferent (diagnoses). I'll ask my doctor...
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On the cover of the Rolling Stone
And a few reads for your Thursday "it's not Friday yet, waaah!" viewing pleasure:

  1. Thought Puddles - maybe this will help cheer 'er up!
  2. Pizza Dreams - someone that loves Rita's as much as I do
  3. Have a cuppa? - same blog time, same blog channel
  4. kellycaldwell.com - why wasn't I reading this blog before now?
BONUS: Do us all a favor and go read Hormonal Bitch if you're not already. That new Liz Taylor skin is to die for!

Still have time to kill? (And if so, I hate you. No, really.) Well here are a few more from last month...
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Get back to where you once belonged
FARK.com challenged their readers to a 404-error contest. Some of the submissions are most amusing!
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Not yet a woman - brought to you by Botox
Oh please, please tell me there may be some hope for America's youth after all... A new crop of young female singer-songwriters is challenging the notion that you have to bare your navel and cavort in tight clothes to be sexy and successful in pop music. (Article from MSNBC.com.)

But then again, there will never be hope for Hollywood... Seems HBO digitally alters closeups of the faces of “Sex and the City” stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon “to make them look younger and better.” (Article also from MSNBC.com.)

Or perhaps I spoke too soon about all hope being lost... The Coen Brothers are jumping into the big-screen musical genre again with “Romance and Cigarettes,” a musical written by John Turturro. (One last shameless link snagged from MSNBC.com.)
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This used to be my playground
I just did a quick look-see over my entries from the last couple of weeks, and I noticed very little of the content has been about "me". I'm not quite sure why that is -- other than I seem to meet myself sitting down and getting back up out of this computer chair most days. Todd has pretty much taken over my iBook, as I do most of my design work on his PC (better video card and better version of Photoshop). Sigh.

I really envy him being able to punch out at 5:30 each day. When he turns that computer off, his work e-mail program shuts down with it. I don't have that luxury. Don't get me wrong -- I'm not complaining about the many benefits of "working from home". And I'm definitely not complaining about finally having work to do from home. It's just been really hard for me to find that balance of when to work and when to play when not staring at set 9-5 schedule. And also when to be a wife, and when to make the checkbook seem not so emtpy...

We're starting on a big joint-project tonight that I'm not yet at liberty to discuss (and no, for the 1,000,000th time this is also not baby related). That's going to be an even bigger drain on the little "free" time I already have. It's something I'm very excited about. I'm just trying to figure out what is going to give in its place.

I guess there's also a bit of guilt over wanting to do stuff for others, and finding myself in the position for the first time in six years of having to say "no" or "could you please ask _____ instead". I'm not used to telling people no. It's just not in my nature. Even Todd is paying the price. He's had an image he'd like made into a design for a couple of weeks now, in addition to skinning his site, and I just haven't had the time. What used to be "play" for me is now anything but... I don't want to "work" when I'm not working. It would be like me asking him to call customers after dinner if he wouldn't mind. Don't get me wrong -- he definitely understands and isn't complaining in the slightest. I just feel bad having to put him off, too.

So I guess what I'm saying is: If I still owe you e-mail, I'm sorry. If I've had to tell you "no" recently, I'm sorry. If you're stupid enough to elect this man for a second term, well, I'm not sorry. You're a moron. You shall now return to your regularly scheduled hooters...
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Two tacos shy of a fiesta platter
E-mail I just received (full name withheld to protect the stupid):


From: fred
Date: Wed 7/24/2002 6:17 PM
Subject:
why do chicks make so big a thing about being married? You are. that is that. so what? Is it like putting up a stuffed animal on your smoking room wall? Look what I shot and brought home? blog on, and lots of luck.



My full reply? "Uhhhhh...alrighty then!" Thank you, drive thru.
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Funky Cold Medina
Apparently we've been going to the wrong bars... (Link not safe for work! Also picked up from FARK.)
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The battle of who could care less
Remember when I complained about having to use handicapped parking here in Florida while under constant attack? Well just to prove that I wasn't exaggerating:

SPRING HILL, Fla. — An argument between two handicapped men over a hospital parking space escalated when one man whipped out a sword, prompting the other to pull out a 9mm handgun. (Read full article at CourtTV.com.)
It's no wonder FARK.com gave Florida its own icon...
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Deliver the letter, the sooner the better
This week the "Today Throws a Wedding" choices are kinda lame -- pick the invitations. I went with choice #3 because they were designed to match the bridesmaids gowns (which I also selected). Besides, square envelopes need more postage. And I always say to stick it to 'em since they're footing the bill. I realize you can only do so much with a piece of paper -- but the invitations they offered up last year and the year before that were much better!
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'Cuz I can't be your Superman...
Remember when the news broke about the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" movie not too long ago? Michele even set up a casting couch and one of the names feared both by me, and her site visitors, was Matt Damon. Looks like for good reason. Here's the short list from an article in Entertainment Weekly:

Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, James Franco, Jude Law, and Paul Walker

It's funny Colin Farrell's name was mentioned -- because that was actually one of my suggestions to Todd (after seeing "Minority Report"). He blew me off at the time saying Colin was too short, and instead offered up Brendan Fraser's name. Yes, my eyes physically rolled into the back of my head. But I'd much rather see Colin cast in one of the roles, vertically challenged or not, than Matt Damon and/or Johnny Depp. At least we can all thank our lucky stars that the idea of Nicolas Cage as Superman was scrapped...for good... I wish Hollywood passed out the crack they're smoking more often!

To quote Eminem, "Superman ain't savin' shit."
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Goddess on a mountain top
The Scripty Goddesses have done it again! Kristine has written up a most-excellent tutorial on getting MySQL ready to store your Movable Type database in the new MT Version 2.2 and above. I had no clue where to even begin. Now I do. Thanks Kristine!
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Meeeeow!
“I was at a Versace party a couple of weeks ago and Madonna walked in,” Boy George said. “She had sunglasses on, and there was no motion in her face whatsoever. I prefer to grow old gracefully. I’m 41, I’ve got great skin, I don’t need it!”

When called for comment, Madonna’s spokeswoman shot back: “It sure doesn’t sound like he’s growing old all that gracefully.”

So what strikes you as the most funny here? The SNL commercial-parody of Botox. Madonna unable to move her eyebrows. Or the thought of Boy George growing old "gracefully". Hmmmm?


And in "oh how they fall" news..... Britney Spears can't even come up with her own break-up songs about her split with Justin Timberlake, despite her claims. She has to steal Enrique Iglesias’ instead. Meg Ryan is going to star in “In the Cut” -- based on the Susanna Moore novel that deals with murder, sadism and anal sex. “Meg hasn’t been that well received in her last few roles,” says one Hollywood insider. “She must really be looking to reposition herself.” (Reposition herself? Anal sex? No pun intended of course.) And Carmen Electra will be heading up the burlesque cabaret show “Pussycat Dolls” for the VIP Club’s grand opening for BetOnSports in Costa Rica on Aug. 24th. Somehow, I don't smell a Tony for this production.

This, and more, gossip from MSNBC.com's "The Scoop".
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Lovely Spaaam! Wonderful Spaaam!

Note to spammers: If you want someone to pay for your product or service, it's best to not blind them before they even get to the "visit our site / pay us here" information. Thank you. Buh-bye now. Please take your lovely parting gifts and a year's supply of Turtle Wax...
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Let's hop on the good foot and do the bad thing!
You know all those "E! Rank Surveys"? Well thankfully they've moved away from abs and down to the funnybone for this one. Their new list countdowns the 25 Funniest People. I don't agree with all the ranking orders, but there were only a couple (Lisa Kudrow, Ray Romano) that I thought completely missed the mark. They may be funny...just not "top 25 material" in my not-so-humble l'il opinion.
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Let your soul Glow
Here's the new ad for J-Lo's "Glow" perfume (click the image at the site for a larger pop-up). "A carefully-placed arm covers her modesty as the only clothing she sports is a trendy headscarf." And check out that incredibly shrinking waistline. Someone has a few Photoshop gurus on her team that I'd like to have on mine...
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Runaround Sue
I just got TrackBack working over at Sue's Bloggy Blog -- go give 'er some sugah! She needs it today.
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Does this floss make my butt look big?
WARNING: Links not safe for work! Just spotted over at Mikey's -- the girls of "Big Brother 3". Ok, 10:1 odds that CBS purposely stacked the house with strippers for this ratings go-'round. I mean, c'mon. I lived on an all-girl's floor in the OU dorms. We never, ever paraded around like the girls in these pics.

Yes, yes...I know... I'm ruining many of your fantasies -- much like what happened to Barry in "Road Trip". But I think the ladies out there can back me up on this one. Or maybe those are the girls in the "little hottie" commercial?
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What's your definition of dirty, baby?
Some of you may have noticed a new surprise tonight...and that's all I'm sayin'... <evil grin>
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An Apple a day keeps Ctrl+Alt+Delete away
Christine went off about the new series of Apple ads today, so I wanted to share this one that Todd found featuring Will Ferrell (must have QuickTime 6 to view). It's from the MacWorld Expo NY 2002. Spew warning ahead!
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It's an institute you can't disparage
"Matrimonial lore says husbands never remember marital spats and wives never forget. A new study suggests a reason: Women’s brains are wired both to feel and to recall emotions more keenly than the brains of men."

Poor Todd doesn't stand a chance when it comes to fights based on memory. Read the full article at MSNBC.com.
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Can't sleep - clowns will eat me
Ok, this guy's theory seriously had the opposite effect on me! I think I'm more afraid of him than death now...

And normally kitten photos make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But this is hardly an "awwwww" snapshot when you realize what you're looking at. It's just so, so very wrong. What do you do in a case like that? They obviously won't be normal adult cats. Poor little babies!
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Two trailer park girls go 'round the outside
I give you...last night in all its glory... Can someone please pass the Advil? (Update: Stacy has her pics up online now as well!)
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Girls on film
Well we're just getting back from Lakeland at near-dawn. We had a fabulous time! As always Stacy and Dan were incredible hosts! We were also joined by Caitlin and Annessa. We'll have more photos tomorrow today after we've had sleep -- but here are a couple to prove we'll never, ever be able to run for public office. (photo 1, photo 2) Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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Saturday night's alright for fightin'
Found via Gretchen who found it via Promo...a brilliant piece of work titled "Die Comment Trolls, Die"! Happy weekend everyone!
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Everything I would like to be
E-mail exchange between Stacy and myself today...


Robyn: Ok, I just can't sing "Wind Beneath My Wings"...but you are. ;-) Or better yet, the tequila in my margarita...

Stacy: The lime in the coconut? :P

Robyn: Wait, who's the lime and who's the coconut? *glances down at boobies* Oh, nevermind. ;-)

Stacy: BAHAHAHAHA!!!! We just bought the nosh for tomorrow night...YUMYUMYUM!!!


Ohhhhh yeahhhh...this is gonna be a fun weekend!
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Fame, makes a (wo)man take things over
This has to be one of the coolest things I've ever received out of the blue! Thank you SO much Emily. So this is me telling you to go check out "One avocado green couch". Ahem. Why are you still here? Now scoot!
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Frosted porn flakes
You see, Hecubus, tonight Evil sleeps alone. But first, Evil walks alone. . .to a magazine shop. . .to purchase porn.

It's finally Friday! So what better way to waste the day than to read "True Porn Clerk Stories". (Link snagged from Daypop.)
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I'm not dead! I'm getting better!
Ok, granted anyone who's married has had zone-out periods where you kind of forget everything going on around you and snap back to reality with a "huh?" a few minutes later...after you've agreed to do the laundry for the next 347 years, go purchase tickets for the next Backstreet Boys concert, and pick up liver and cabbage at the store for dinner... But this woman -- THIS woman -- lived with her dead husband rotting on the couch butt-nekkid for up to two weeks. After neighbors began to complain of the smell, they went to check on the couple and the wife replied, "Ok, but my husband is sleeping." Allllll...righty then. Cuckoo! (Article from Local6.com News.)
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The Safety Dance
If I seemed unusually quiet today yesterday, it's because I've been working my little hiney off for the last 12 hours and counting to finish up a new blog design at The Safety Valve for Sekimori Design. Another one bites the dust! Who wants a piece of me now?
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Now we know who we're looking for
The Smoking Gun has the mugshot of Charles Benoit. He's the 24 year-old man charged with felony animal abuse for allegedly burning a seven-week-old kitten on a barbecue grill in Liberty, MO.
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Death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth
Be careful at Gnomedex folks: Piranhas Found In Iowa Lakes
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Dude, that is not cool
Two firms are suing the State of Florida over its website, saying the Bush administration stole ideas and designs. The latest suit has been filed by Winter Springs computer consultant Brent Gregory. He said his company is being muscled out of business by the state. He said the Web site known as MyFlorida.com has stolen information, page design and its overall concept from his own StateofFlorida.com site.
You can find the full news article online at Local6.com News.
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Hooray for boobies
Well it was pointed out that my old "rack shot" is now obsolete with the new domain. So here's a new one as my housewarming present:




And a quick rewind of my old one just in case you missed it...



Still haven't seen enough? Check out our entry for Michele's Boob-A-Thon, Michele's War Blogger Campaign, and find the hidden treasures. Last but certainly not least, don't forget to check out the Blogger Boobie Drive for Charity -- mine and many more for your viewing pleasure!



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Hopelessly devoted to you
Awww... Chris says I'm his "only Robyn" now. I'm feelin' the love.

Edited to say: I'm now both #7 and #5 on the Blogrolling Top 100, giving Chris back his #1 status. But update your links already people. Let's be fair to #101 -- the true #100! It's not the Miss Greater Bay Area Pageant... And I've also made the Blogdex and Daypop top 10. Booyah!
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Oops baby. Very oops.
Just seen on TV... This past weekend in the Miss Greater Bay Area pageant (part of the Miss California / Miss America pageant) judges were left with lipstick all over their faces instead of their teeth. A mistake early in the show had first-runner up Nicole Lamarche not even making the top 10 finalists. The outgoing Miss California, Stephanie Baldwin, called the name of the Rachelle King at the end of the finalists list. Miss King came forward -- but whoa, hold on a second. Sorry hon, gotta take those roses, crown, and screwing in the lightbulb wave visions back.

Then Miss California announced to the contestants and crowd that there had been a mix-up and that the real fianlist was Nicole Lamarche. The two women embraced as they exchanged places. (I'm sure there was a bitch or two under Rachelle's breath.) The real finalist Miss Lamarche went on to place second in the pageant.

What did the winner want just moments after her crowning? A "super burrito", of course. (Article from fresnobee.com.)

[claws out] Now that her reign is over, I think Miss Baldwin would make a great spokeswoman for Flowbee. [/claws back in]
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Today's the day we'll say 'I do'
Well I'm happy to report that my bridal gown choice did not get picked in "Today Throws a Wedding" last week -- because after seeing the dress close-up on TV, the illusion sleeves on the dress that won were just like mine! This week, it's time to pick the bridesmaids dresses and flowers. Number four was fuh-gly on TV, and since two and three were tea-length and the bride's gown is very formal, I'm going with choice one. The floral arrangement with it was the best of the ones offered as well. Besides, what bride wants their bridal party in white? (If you do, forget I said anything.)
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And my heart breaks for the 137th time this week
Why can't we inflict the same punishments these heartless bastards use on their defenseless victims? I'll supply the lighter fluid and charcoal. Anyone got a grill big enough? Five years and $10,000 is a joke. People stood around and laughed?!? I'd have been throwing the hot coals at the fucktard's eyes. (Article from CNN.com.)

Update: Looks like Susan and Erynn found it, too -- and are just as furious.
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Covering my tracks
I thought I'd ping my husband since I can now. Was it as good for you as it was for me?
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Surf me baby, one more time
With everything that's going on in the world, this is the latest news regarding the White House: Secret Service Surfing Britney Spears

Underwear.
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Puttin' away the last of the masking tape and boxes
Well I couldn't very well have buttons that said "blog blog baby dot com" in the sidebar, now could I? So two brand-spankin' new ones have been added if you'd like to swipe 'em for your own site (please upload to your own server). Right now they're just uploaded over existing file names b/c I'm too wiped to add new image names to 15 skins. Yeah, I cheated. Sue me.
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You be me for awhile, and I'll be you
"Find :: Replace" has to be one of the best inventions. Ever.
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All tantrum, all the time
You found me! My one-year blogiversary is fast-approaching, and I thought it was time for a "me" domain. I've grown quite attached to blogblogbaby.com, but this address is one born of my own brain. I've been sitting on it for a few weeks now trying to figure out what to do with it -- and I finally decided to just blog it.

I've been sharing a copy of Movable Type with Christine forever. Not because I had to, but because she was gracious enough to provide shelter in a time of need following an old server meltdown. But my blog has really grown since then, and I think it's time to quit moochin' off her webspace and bandwidth. It also gives me a really good excuse to give the Trackback feature a whirl.

So here I am! Please change your bookmarks and Blogrolls. Things will be rocky for the next few days with the blog links, skins and search feature 'til I get all of the proper paths and links changed, so please be patient. And last but certainly not least, welcome! Beer's in the fridge over to the right, and you can fight Todd for the remote.

Update: Your skin will not carry over from blogblogbaby.com. I'm at a new domain on a new account. You will have to go to the skins page and reset them all over again. Thanks!
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You make my dreams come true
With much thanks to the Scripty Goddesses and insomnia, I finally added the "inline read more" script to my blog. Now instead of being taken to another page, in most browsers you should just see this page expand with the extended entry. You can try it down there with the first two entries from today. Knock yourselves out!
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Jethro's gotta gun
Guns don't kill people. Stupid rednecks at Alabama Georgia gunshows do.

"A 13-year-old boy died Monday after being shot in the head while attending a gun show with his father.....Vendors at gun shows are allowed to carry loaded handguns for protection but cannot display them on a table or let customers handle them, authorities said."

Gee that's brilliant. You can't even get a spork on a plane these days -- but how's about allowing loaded weapons inside a venue already full of 'em? Hooah! (Link from FARK.com. Article from Lycos.)
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www means wretched writers welcome
"On reflection, Angela perceived that her relationship with Tom had always been rocky, not quite a roller-coaster ride but more like when the toilet paper roll gets a little squashed so it hangs crooked and every time you pull some off you can hear the rest going bumpity-bumpity in its holder until you go nuts and push it back into shape, a degree of annoyance that Angela had now almost attained."

The above is a passage by Rephah Berg. It won the 21st annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for horrible writing. The judges at San Jose State University liked how her composition was a combination of something atrocious and appropriate. Finally, a literary contest I'd have a real shot at! (Article from CNN.com.)
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No one hears me sing this song
Promo asked me for a Weezer-newbie suggested playlist. Since I'm always one to help out a fan in the making (and get Googled again for my "I Wanna Sex You Up, Rivers Cuomo" campaign), I've put together the first 20 tunes that I would suggest. I tried to pick from all four CDs, plus B-sides, plus new stuff you can get straight from their website. Except for the two new tracks, everything else is linked to its lyrics page at weezerfans.com.
  1. Undone (Sweater Song)
  2. The Good Life
  3. Hash Pipe
  4. Surf Wax America
  5. I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams
    (Rachel Haden on vocals)
  6. Keep Fishin'
  7. Lullaby
  8. Island in the Sun
  9. Say It Ain't So
  10. Pink Triangle
  11. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here
  12. Susanne
  13. Dope Nose
  14. El Scorcho
  15. Buddy Holly
  16. Photograph
  17. December
  18. Tired of Sex
  19. Slob
  20. Private Message
If I missed something you think should be included, feel free to add on in the comments!

By the way, today's Chicago Tribune had an article that stated: "When the book is finally closed on the alt-rock era, you can be sure there will be a section dedicated to the rise, fall and rebirth of Weezer."
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Tell me why I don't like Mondays
Technically it's Monday on the west coast, I guess.

  1. Have you ever sold anything through an online auction? What did you sell and did you make very much? Too many things to count. Our eBay seller rating is 146 right now. I think the most we ever made was on computer equipment Todd won in a contest at work -- we made almost $500 and took a vacation to New Orleans in '99 with it.
  2. Have you ever bought anything through an online auction? How was your experience? Again, too many things to count. My favorite purchase was a Kate Spade purse that I've since sold. (And I made back twice as much for it used as I originally paid for it brand new with tags.) Thankfully we've never been burned on items we've purchased -- just deadbeat bidders on items we've sold. My most recent purchases have been things in my flatware and stoneware (recently retired) patterns.
  3. Do you like the sun? Getting a suntan? Have you ever had a bad sunburn? I love the sun and loved being tan before I married Todd. But where I'm pale and tan deeply, he's pale and blisters badly. I really don't get bad sunburns. I just turn bright pink and it's gone in a day or two. It never burns or stings like a real sunburn would though.
  4. Are you a vegetarian? Why? If not, have you ever considered it? No. I love meat. Lots of meat. I'm an Oklahoma girl. Dead cow. Mmmmm... I hate vegetables though, so that rules a lot of good vegetarian items right out.
  5. Suppose you are getting into your car after you've just made your purchase from a store you visit twice a week. You suddenly realize you had a .35¢ item in your hand and you forgot to pay for it. What would you do next? (what *would* you do, not what *should* you do) I would walk back in and pay for it. If I walked out and forgot to pay -- my bad, and I'd correct the mistake. However, if they placed something in my bag that I didn't pay for...finders keepers.
  6. Sometimes it seems that there is just not enough time to do everything that must be done. Was there anything you wanted to accomplish this weekend that didn't get done? I wanted to get the "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" done, but that had to wait 'til today.
  7. What is your favorite game to play with a group and/or an individual? (board game, computer game, athletic, etc.) Hands, down, Trivial Pursuit. I do best at it when highly intoxicated. You always have to go back to the state you learned everything in to recall it again...
BONUS: One headline why believe it? Rats. Foiled again.

And because I forgot to say so in my comment, I'm an innie.
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Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there!
The July 2002 "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" wedding is now online. It's the one-year anniversary of the feature -- and it's the first time I've featured a FMOF and "Dress of the Month" winner simultaneously. Stop by and check it out...
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=w=hoo hoo!
I made it on the official weezer.com website (updates for 7/15). Thanks Dan! Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm livin' proof. Beefcake. BEEFCAKE!
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Slide, slide, slippedy slide
Now that's dedication to your porn -- a quadriplegic in West Palm Beach has sued the Wildside Adult Sports Cabaret, charging that it violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because the lap dance room does not have wheelchair access. Law also sued another West Palm Beach strip club, The Landing Strip. (Story from Local6.com.)
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Oh I wish I was a little bar of soap
I just made an supah-coo' discovery ('least to me)! One of my old websites -- that I thought was gone forever when go.com went belly-up -- is still partially located at its first home on GeoCities. Yeah, I know that by linking another Geo address here I'm going to run the risk of everyone seeing the blasted "exceeded bandwidth" errors again...but hey, this was my "blog" before I had a blog...

Every few weeks I'd go off ranting about something like my former church, people that abandon their pets during natural disasters, and really bad web design (keep in mind that one was written in July of '98). There's even a tribute to Todd and Susan's grandmother that I thought was lost forever. Because I moved to go.com after the 8th edition, some of my Soapboxes are still in the cyberspace vacuum. But I'll take what I can get! I was so.....young.
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Dumb dumb da dumb
A few amusing links from FARK.com to start your Monday:

1. Couple in Ft. Myers, FL weds at 7:11 on 7/11 in a 7-11.

2. Man in South Korea eats live octopus. It fights back and kills him.

3. Seventy-five year old man robs bank to buy a motor home, and gets away in it. The FBI did not release a description of the robber, other than to say he was a 75-year-old white male and probably had an "I can't believe I got away with this!" expression on his face.
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Takin' the clouds away

Sometimes, Big Bird just has the ability to make it all better...
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Porno for Jacko(ff)s
It don't matter if you're black or white. Or straight. Or gay. Or a gay porn director and producer. Remember Michael Jackson ranting and raving last week that Sony was racist for blocking the release of one of his songs? Well it just...got...interesting.

"The Los Angeles Times reports that Jackson’s own advisers asked Sony to bury the song after discovering its producer was involved in the gay porno industry. The song in question? Charity single 'What More Can I Give'. Dozens of pop stars performed on it, among them ’N Sync, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Tom Petty, Julio Iglesias and Reba McEntire." (Read more from the column and article on MSNBC.com.)
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I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
This article on MSNBC.com really struck a chord with a lot of readers. It deals with "wedding gown shopping and plus-sized brides". Thankfully I was the 'perfect size 6' back when I was wedding gown shopping myself -- but since then, there have been times when I was large enough just buying clothes in the mall (at size 12-14) that I can only imagine what these poor women are going through -- for what is supposed to be the happiest day of their lives. Only now that I'm back in 8-10s again do I truly feel "welcome" clothes shopping. If the average size in this country is 14-16, why isn't the average bride allowed to be that size as well? (Read the article, and the replies to it, at MSNBC.com.)

And an interesting footnote: The author of the above article also wrote an MSNBC.com article about our own wedding (and Wholly Matrimony!) last September.
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An evening at the Improv
We finally got to see Mitch Hedberg tonight at the Tampa Improv. I knew it was going to be an amusing night when we went to pick up our tickets and the woman said, "It's about time you got here. I was wondering where the first person on the list was!" We had a momentary panic when we realized our good reservations meant one table back from the front firing-line, but all was good. The opening act, John Hope (of Kentucky, a.k.a. "the thinking man's slacker"), was worth the full price of admission on his own -- our faces were already hurting from laughing so much when Mitch walked onstage.

Mitch had trouble getting his drink refilled during his set, so he finally asked for a whole bottle. When the waiter brought one up that was about 2/3 of the way full, he invited anyone in the audience that wanted to do a shot with him up to the stage. If it had been anything but whiskey, I'd have been there in a heartbeat -- but mostly just guys were up to the challenge (photos here). He kept running out, and eventually a waiter brought up a stack of plastic cups and two other full bottles. He told jokes throughout all of this, so it was like a huge frat party. Mitch was trashed himself by the end of it, after turning the bottle upside down and chugging to our chants. I hope he has his candy-coated Advil back at the hotel!

If you've never seen Mitch live or on Letterman, you're really missing out. I'm sure he'll be quoted around here for quite awhile... (Go visit his website to download past comedy specials.) And check out "Shutterblog" for photos from tonight. We weren't supposed to take photographs, but I don't obey no stinkin' rules. As such, please ignore the no-flash photography and blurry images. So tip up your cup and throw your hands up, and let me hear the party say...
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Dead set on destruction
I like the computer background / wallpaper I'm using right now so much, I've added it to the sidebar. So if you love Weezer and Rivers Cuomo like I do, go and snag it. (Yet another shameless Google quest for sex plug brought to you by the "Nookie With Rivers by Thanksgiving" campaign. Please sleep with Rivers responsibly.)
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Da' foosball
Todd has the Quarterback Challenge on right now so we can at least squint and pretend there's football on a major network. And he just showed me this thread on SoonerFans.com requesting everyone's favorite OU/tx images. I was quite amused to see that two of my images had already been linked (1, 2) -- so of course I had to post the UTerus one. The demotivational posters will always be my favorites though (1, 2, 3)! 48 days and counting... Bring. It. On.


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To think some people get fired for surfing the web
Someone please, please tell me why these people still have jobs? Charges against one are not enough. People have supervisors for a reason. I have worked in a social services job. My reports were checked by my boss. Then they were checked by his boss. And then they were checked by the overseeing state agency in charge of our department. There needs to be a complete overhaul and it needs to happen NOW, Mr. Jeb. (Article from CNN.com.)
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Everybody's workin' for the weekend
I just wrapped up a set of three skins over at Shelli's blog "Not Me". The girl got a little gutsy with one of her skins, I must say! *wink* I have to say that this one is my favorite though. I've been waiting to use that song for-evah!

Tomorrow Today is my day off. If you have anything creep up, please continue to hold. Your call is important to us. Have a great weekend everyone!
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Mail call!
My mommy sent me my very favorite new pair of flips today. And in honor of sex-ho Friday, this showed up as well (in cherry-chocolate, dark chocolate, and chocolate-cinnamon...mmmm...)!
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Today is the greatest day I've ever known
Statia just wrote about my date-language change. For those of you new here, I do that from time to time. I picked Portuguese once again because I think every weekend should start off with the word "sex" and have a "ho" in the middle.
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I'm so mad I'm seeing plaid
Our CBS affiliate just came on with "breaking news" regarding the toddler murder story mentioned last night. It seems a Florida Child Welfare case worker filed a false claim on July 1st stating they had visited the child's home and all was well. This worker was arrested today for filing a false report. Police now believe the child was already dead at the time the worker's report was filed. Add that to the fact that over 1200 kids in state custody are missing, and just when are heads gonna roll, Jeb?
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But you've got to learn to reach out there and grab it
One I'm posting to file away for myself at a later date..."How to Give Good Head"... And now that I'm quite sure your minds are located way down there in the gutter with mine, she's talking about taking self-portraits people. (Link swiped from Don't Mind Me...)
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I don't want to stop, 'til I reach the top
"Does your dream wedding involve a fleet of hovering helicopters packed with paparazzi? A guest list including one or more Arquettes? Or a 200-page pre-nup? Then getting hitched to a movie star might be perfect for you. And -- thanks to E!'s handy new guide How to Marry a Movie Star -- it has never been easier! In no time, you'll be Botox-smooth and telling the press to get off the lawn at your Bel Air mansion. They guarantee you'll feel great, look better and never worry about anything ever again."

And once you've bagged that Hollywood hottie, E! helps out with the Movie Star Wedding and Marriage Survival Guide. (Tips from E!.com.)
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No g-news is good g-news
Well here's one that ought to get 'em talking... Sesame Street is going to introduce an HIV+ muppet. "The upbeat female Muppet will join Takalani Sesame on September 30 for its third season on the South African Broadcasting Corp." Good for them!

This local story has ripped my heart literally in two. A baby sitter killed a 2-year old boy because he soiled his pants. He and his girlfriend (a cousin to the toddler's mother) then put the tiny body in their trunk and dumped it off the interstate -- reporting him missing afterwards. The toddler's mother is currently in jail, charged with violating her probation for writing bad checks.

This story just got me. Normally I don't feel much sympathy for convicted murderers, but I hope this old man and his victim's family have now found peace.

Here you can see live webcam images of a raid in action as a very young 'model' logs out of a chat and a police officer dashes past. It sickens me to see the other photo down the page (that I won't describe to avoid Googling). People get off on THAT?! Sickos.

And perhaps Chateau Du Triomphe wasn't the best name for this Dallas mansion. "The main house, a 43,000-square-foot, three-story structure, had an Olympic-size swimming pool, two master baths with custom marble tubs carved in Italy from a single block of Carrera marble, a wine cellar with a tasting room, and a 16-car garage with its own carwash." And it all burned down to the ground. Oops. Very big oops.
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Colored chalk
blogchalk: Robyn/Female/26-30. Lives in United States/Florida/Tampa Bay and speaks English. Spends 80% of daytime online. Uses a Faster (1M+) connection.  Boomer Sooner! Google! DayPop! This is my blogchalk: English, United States, Florida, Tampa Bay, Robyn, Female, 26-30!

P.S. She's Oklahoma Sooner born and Sooner bred.

(Seen recently at Stacy and Jason's.)
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Hey, hey Tampa Bay
Heads-up Tampa Bay area bloggers. There's a new webring just for you! Todd and I have both joined, and the links are in our sidebars.
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I'm tellin' ya'll it's a sabotage
If it smells fishy...looks fishy...what in the sam hell is going on here?! ("The man who shot the amateur video of Inglewood police beating a black teenager was taken into custody Thursday afternoon by officials with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Michael Crooks was arrested outside CNN's Los Angeles bureau where he was scheduled for an interview." Via CNN.com.)
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Blast from the past
A few comments back, Mikey was teasing me about seeing some of my first site designs. I started digging around and found the very first version of "Wholly Matrimony!". That was created sometime back in late 1997 / early 1998 (so not all of the images work now). And now that I've completely humiliated myself, here's one of our first wedding links pages as well (again not all images work).

Update: Mikey recently discovered that my bandwidth limit was exceeded rather quickly by linking the old sites here. Oops! Glad that I don't use GeoShitties anymore...
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We'll make great pets
It's no secret that our three pets are the centers of our universe -- and now there's a great new blogging project to help you show off your own four-legged children. Go submit your brag pics to "the blogs and pets project" today!
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Look at me, I can be centerfield
In case you didn't see this essay by my husband about the end of baseball, read it. (Michele's, too.) And on that note...hats, or rather ties, off to the St. Paul Saints!

Playing off the theme of Tuesday night's 7-7 tie at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Milwaukee, the independent minor league team will be having "Tie One For The Bud" night and will giving out ties with commissioner Bud Selig's face on them to select fans that attend Wednesday night's game against the Sioux City Explorers.

"In addition to suspending our club policy which restricts the appearance of neckties on the premises, we've petitioned the league to investigate the prospect of having all our games end in tie scores," said Tom Whaley, the team's vice president, in the news release. "We thereby reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt physically or emotionally by the random vagaries associated with on-field losses or extra innings."
You can read the full article (and see a tie photo) at ESPN.com. Now might I turn your attention to the OU football kickoff countdown in the sidebar, which now stands at, count 'em, FIFTY DAYS LEFT!
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In your satin tights fighting for your rights
My horoscope for the day:

"Today is your day to become a hero, Robyn. Don't think that just because you may not be dressed in fancy tights and a cape doesn't mean that you can't make an important difference in someone's life today. Step up to the plate even if it is not your turn to be up at bat. True heroes are those who are able to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done regardless of the circumstances."

Which just begs the question -- if I'm going to be a super-hero today anyway, which one do you see me as? I'm not quite sure I fit the Wonder Woman bill, but Supergirl seems just a wee bit tame for me. Hmmmm...
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867-5309
These wankers are about to understand what the phrase "going medieval on your ass" is all about. They call here AT LEAST three times a day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. I quit bothering to answer after taking the first call. Well it wasn't the first call -- just the first call we answered after 20 or so calls and a game of "I don't want to see who they are, you see who they are", in which I caved and picked up. They want to sell me AT&T service. I want to eat their young with some fava beans and a nice chianti. Yes, I've asked to be put on their "do not call" list. But you have to wait at least 30 days before you can do anything about it. Telemarket me? Fine. I'll ignore you. Stalk me? Be prepared to see my dark side beeyatch.
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It had to be you...this week
Yes, yes. I know you were all losing sleep at night pondering over what Julia looked like as a bride this time. Well wonder no more...her camp has released an official photo of the happy couple gazing longingly in each other's eyes.

Or maybe she's just finished saying, "I am so not releasing a color-photo of you in that ridiculous shirt. Your sideburns went out of style in '97, and couldn't you have at least washed and combed your hair, grease-boy? Ok, quick. Look like you adore me."

She wore a classy up-'do with a tiara -- and shoes -- this time. For that, I give it 18 months tops. Each year of a Hollywood marriage equals 7 years in the real world after all.

And speaking of weddings, this week you get to vote for the wedding gown in "Today Throws a Wedding". I chose the lesser of the four evils -- the Wearkstatt / Tommy Hilfiger design. (I'm two-for-two so far. The Harry Winston rings won last week.)
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Uh huh huh huh uh huh huh
Ok, I have to confess that Todd and I did more than one Beavis and Butthead impersonation when I was designing this site. But I just wrapped up the design last night on a brand new baby blog titled 2blowhards.com (for sekimori.com). Check it out, and hopefully it will start fillin' up soon!

Update: Go visit Olga's site, too! Because I said so. That's why.
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Everything's bigger in Texas
Just to prove I don't think everything outta Austin is all bad... He can play bongos in the nude in my house any time. And I promise to only bring out the handcuffs if he wants me to...
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They are weak but He is strong
I've heard the expressions "beating some sense into you" and "putting the fear of God into you" before, but I think this Texas pastor took those sentiments just a little too far.

"Austin police arrested a church pastor and his twin brother Tuesday, alleging they used a tree branch to beat unconscious an 11-year-old who misbehaved in Bible class ... The brothers thought the boy did not take his Bible verses seriously enough during a church-sponsored summer camp for Spanish-speaking students, officials said ... Court records obtained by Reuters alleged that the beating lasted for 90 minutes, broke blood vessels and caused the boy's kidneys to fail. The brothers allowed the child to take a break in the restroom during the reported beating, documents said."

And people wonder why I have such a low opinion of the residents of Austin as a whole... (Full article on CNN.com.)
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Pleasure little treasure
I had perfect 20/20 vision before I started making websites. I shudder to think what it is today. I'm too afraid to have an eye exam. Here's why -- I just put together my 2002 porfolio thus far.
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Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh
Director picked for 'Batman vs. Superman' movie: "In a script penned by Andrew Kevin Walker ('Seven'), the two superheroes are allies who come to mighty blows over what Petersen describes as differing philosophies." I'm sorry -- but can the casting department please get more original than Matt Damon? Buddy Ben is already gonna be 'Daredevil'. Do we really need a competition of the two?

I am. I am. I am Superman. And I can do anything...
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Let me hear your body talk
Time for a new E! Rank Poll -- this week the "Top 30 Best Bodies". Kylie Minogue made the list. Did I miss the memo? Apparently eating is grounds for immediate disqualification from the ranks though...
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Maybe it was all the puppy lovin', Mikey?
Oh where to start...so many jokes...so little time! (Actor, and I refuse to say singer, David Hasselhoff has checked himself into The Betty Ford Center. You can find more on CNN.com.) Is it just me, or is the Betty Ford Center becoming a really quick and conveeeenient way of getting your tired ol' name back in the press?
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=w=aste my days
The new Weezer video is here! The new Weezer video is here! Even if you don't like the band (and just why the hell not?!), you must see the "Keep Fishin'" video. It's the one they shot on the set of the Muppet Show and it's AWESOME! You can view it on Real Video or Windows Media Player here.

I've always felt cheated that Weezer never toured Oklahoma back in the day, therefore I never got a chance to be a true band-ho and sleep with Rivers Cuomo. However, Todd has promised me that if somehow I can convince Rivers that he wants me by my 30th birthday (142 days and counting), I can still have my shot. So I'm taking my campaign to the streets. Expect buttons and t-shirts very soon. Do I have a great husband or what? Oh Rivers.......I won't be 29 forever! What do you want me to be to make you sleep with me?

Now GO SEE THE VIDEO! There will be a pop-quiz at the end.
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Love shack, bay-beee!
Just spotted in my new InStyle -- the Best Western Movie Manor Motor Inn in Monte Vista, CO. It's the only motel / movie theater in the world. You can watch new movie releases right there from your hotel bed. Each room has a window that faces the giant outdoor screen, and the sound is piped into rooms via speakers. They even have a snack bar. Just like a giant drive-in o' love...
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I've done wrong and I want to suffer for my sins
I've been a bad, bad girl. I've been careless with a delicate man. Ok, actually I've just forgotten to do the Monday Mission the last couple of weeks. But not this week!

  1. Have you had to repair anything lately? Did you do it yourself or have someone else do it? When we came back from our weekend in Orlando, the guest bath toilet flooded over first-flush. I read online how to fix it, and sent Todd out to Lowe's. He did his handy-man thing, and voila! Man, do we miss just being able to call maintenance though...
  2. Do you work out or exercise? Or is there anything you do each day for your health? I really can't right now. I'm just not strong enough yet. I do try to drink tons of water and walk when I can though. I'm happy to report that I'm about 75% better than I was this time last year. And darn-near at the health level when I first entered college and started a five-year remission. *crossing fingers tightly*
  3. Are you a modest person? That is, would you be embarrassed for someone (an acquaintance, a friend, a stranger) to see you nude? Ahem. Next...
  4. Some smells that I just can not stand are bags of grass clippings that have sat in the hot sun for a few days, burned hair and vomit (although, thankfully, I have not had to smell them all at the same time). What are some odors that you just can not stand to smell? I HATE the smell of cut-grass as well. That's #86 in my 100-meme. I also can't stand really bad B.O. and the smell of sauerkraut (#13 here in my food-meme). I will dry-heave at both.
  5. Are there any social situations that make you uncomfortable? Very stiff, formal occasions. I hate trying to remember to keep my elbows off the table, what fork to eat with, etc. I'm from Oklahoma and proud of it.
  6. Has a friend or an employer ever asked you to do something you felt was unethical or? What was it and what happened? Yes. Stacy asked me to design blogs for staunch Republicans. I'm taking the money and running all the way to Sephora...
  7. (continued) Well, we are not yet at our destination, though the way you described it, it sounds simply amazing. What is the first thing we should do once we get there? Sex in the hotel room hot tub, baby! That's what they're there for...
BONUS: In this whole world, what is fair? Do I have to admit I know this one? We walk blind and we try to see...falling behind in what could be...
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I got you babe
This and this remind me of this card I sent to Todd back when I was bed-bound. Tee hee. I should have made him train on a water obstacle course!
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I need you now like I needed you then
I hate Mondays -- when my partner in crime returns to work once again. Especially after a long weekend like this. Things just seem two-steps out of sync all day long. I hear other married couples longing for their spouse to take another business trip - or to be on a business trip themselves - but we're just not like that. Todd actually requests not to travel at work because his cubemates are all too eager to go instead. Or he takes me with him. Something they just do not get. Sometimes he gets teased about it. But we just like hanging out together. Sue us.

This information cannot leave this room, ok? It could devastate his reputation as a dude. But tonight we sat around watching TNT's "Romance Weekend" lineup -- The Wedding Singer, The Bachelor, and then (after a walk part of) Pretty in Pink until he had to go to bed. And it was his idea to watch them. How lucky am I?! He doesn't fault me for my wedding-obsession six years past my own waltz down the aisle.

The idea of waking up to another "blah...code...Photoshop...blah" day tomorrow just plain sucks. I know that's nothing compared to his cubicle hell though. So I'm more bummed for him than myself in that regard. I guess I just feel really lucky. We got married so young, but we grew up together and in the same direction. Or maybe we didn't grow up at all -- we're still Beavis and Butthead next to each other on the couch each night. Whatever happened, I thank my lucky stars daily for it. And I just don't say that enough. I love you, babe. Hurry home, ok?
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'Til this current fashion season do us part
Psssst...InStyle...you might want to feature another couple's proposal story now. Oh well, if you like looking at celebrity wedding photos, they have a nice slideshow here.

"It's a wonderful thing, as time goes by, to be with someone who looks into your face, when you've gotten old, and still sees what you think you look like." - James Cromwell, The Bachelor
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Fun with Photoshop 101
Nikki sent new photos of Kieran today, so I couldn't resist having a little fun in Photoshop at Todd's suggestion. Here's the original. And here's the new and improved version. Boomer Sooner! Maybe this is why we haven't been allowed to have children yet? Hmmmm...
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Please come to Boston
All of my favorite girls got together up in Boston this weekend. All together now...awwwww! Are they too cute for words or what? You can see more pics in Christine's "Boston, Baby!" photolog.


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Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news
Give it a couple of days for the kinks to be worked out (a couple of the pages are just demos for now), but Wendell got my project from last weekend, Medmanage, online just a few minutes ago. I'll be taking applications for a muse next week. Where's Jason Lee when you need 'im?
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Hotel motel Holiday Inn
We went out for a little late-night shopping at Wal Mart so I could stare at anything but the monitor for awhile (yes, I was that desperate). And they had their big, fluffy towels on mega-sale so I grabbed a few for the guest bath.

But this entry isn't about showing off towels -- rather it's about asking that age-old question -- if washcloths are $4.97, and hand-towels are $4.97, why are towels only $5.97? I guess logically people buy more washcloths and hand-towels so that's probably where they make their $$$, but I wouldn't have given a second thought to paying, say, $7.97 for the big towel. It has four times as much fabric as its little wussy hand-towel counterpart after all.

It...doesn't...make...sense... Oh well. Screw it. These were only $1.50, baby. That's only 12.5¢ per oh-so-tasty-pop!
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Don't Pack up little camper
I couldn't bring myself to blog about it when I heard a few weeks back until we knew more of the facts...but Todd found this for me today... Josh Heupel was cut from the Green Bay Packers due to a lingering wrist injury. I think he's got a great future ahead of him whether it be playing or coaching. I just hope it's still playing. Sigh.
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Eyesight? I don't need no stinkin' eyesight!
And yet another satisfied customer... I have to confess, I'm starting to miss the olden days when I got to pick the colors, fonts and concepts myself though. Hopefully this will be online soon!
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Ok boys and girls
I'm up way too late once again, and it's time to play "spot the new graphic". First one to guess right wins Todd for a weekend. Heh.
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99 Luft Balloons
They don't call it the Redneck Riviera down here for nothing! (All three links from fark.com.)
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Watch out! Hell yeah...
So...ever wonder what it's like to be married to one of us? We were listening to "The Eminem Show" in the car the other day, and I mused, "Ya' know, I would love to have Dr. Dre as a friend. I'd just come up with reasons to make him say 'hell yeah' all the time. 'Hey Dre. You want a Coke?' 'Hell yeah.' 'How 'bout some nachos?' 'Hell yeah.' 'Wanna play Nintendo?' 'Hell yeah.' 'Ok. I'm gonna go rent a movie, you want me to grab anything?' 'Hell yeah.'" I think you get the picture...

So tonight while watching this, Todd decided if I get Dre, he gets Bootsy Collins. He wants Bootsy to just follow him around everywhere goin' "watch out". I can dig it.

Well what were you expecting? Ozzie and Harriet? As if!
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I'm talkin' 'bout bad bad girls
I picked up a book for my little sister at Baywalk while we were out and about on the Fourth. Of course I had to sneak a peek before sending it off, and it looks so freakin' cool! It's called "The Bad Girl's Guide to the Open Road".

From the reviews online: "It's packed with practical advice -- How to talk your way out of a speeding ticket; 14 ways to open a bottle on your car; Essential drive-by dating hand signals; 9 non-gun weapons you already own; Car repair tips; Where to go; Essential tunes; Books for the road; How to pee beside the road without splashing or flashing; Bug-splat field guide -- and more." It's all written with comedic flair, and will be great for those Thelma and Louise moments in life. Believe me...I've had my share... Now hopefully my sister can have the same stories to tell when she's pushing 30 one day!

Here's the official site for more in the series... You can even get a Bad Girl Alias and find a Man Translator there.
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Picture Page! It's Picture Page!
New photos from our Fourth outing up at Shutterblog!

After a rather tame Fourth last year spent on a porch eating BBQ with a smallish crowd sans fireworks, we decided to search for more 'traditional' fare at a larger gathering this year. We'd hoped to be joined by Dan and Stacy, but Dan had outpatient surgery rescheduled for yesterday (go give him some love) -- so it was just the two of us. We started off with burgers and cherry Cokes at the Johnny Rockets down at St. Pete Baywalk, and then christened the brand spankin' new (opened July 4th) Ben & Jerry's for dessert.

After that we walked around a bit near the water, and then went to Vinoy Park to wait for the show. We couldn't have had better seats if we paid for them. We were right on the water next to another couple our age, and had a straight shot of the show over the St. Pete Pier. We had a blast (click here for pics)! Hope everyone else did for their Fourth celebrations as well!
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We hold these truths to be self-evident

Wishing everyone in the U.S. a safe, happy Independence Day!
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The good guys dress in black remember that
Well we just got back from seeing MIB II. It just seems like movies started off with a bang this summer and are slowly going downhill. I hope Mike Myers will break the streak. We both thought it had funny moments and great one-liners, but it was nowhere near as good as the original. And Lara Flynn Boyle is just getting plain scary to look at. What is up with her skin anyway? Does dating Jack Nicholson do that to a person? She was so beautiful in Threesome. But anyway -- go see it. Just don't stand in line an hour to do so. Thank goodness we didn't.

To do a complete 180° -- it's time for the next round of voting in "Today Throws a Wedding". This week you get to pick out the rings. (I went for the Harry Winston set. And my reception choice, Tavern on the Green, won last week.) I have to say I'd much rather see this wedding televised though... I might even drag my lazy ass out of bed at 7 a.m. for that one!
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for...
This was just featured on our local news...so in honor of the best part of the Fourth of July other than fireworks..."Which Ice Cream Flavor Are You?"? I'm a mix of chocolate and vanilla -- with a little chocolate chip, strawberry, and butter pecan thrown in for good measure. Mmmmm!

You scored 33.3% Chocolate
If you're a Chocolate ice cream type, you are flirtatious, charming and even a little dramatic -- and you're also in good company: Chocolate is the second most popular ice cream flavor! You're an intuitive and sensitive person who puts a high value on family, relationships and romance. But your instincts can sometimes steer you wrong: You can be easily influenced in directions that you know aren't the best for you, and you have a tendency toward self-indulgence. Still, your generosity, your liveliness and your trusting nature have earned you many admirers and friends. Chocolate types are compatible with reliable Butter Pecans and high-focus, high-energy Chocolate Chips.

You scored 33.3% Vanilla
Contrary to what you may expect, Vanilla types aren't bland or boring. Vanilla is far and away the most popular ice cream flavor, and the Vanilla type is gregarious, impulsive, fun loving and expressive. In fact, you probably have a hard time making up your mind -- Vanillas are known for never saying no, even when they probably should. The Vanilla lover takes a romantic, hopeful view of life: Live for the moment, and everything will work out fine. And Vanilla types are happiest with their own kind -- only someone equally spontaneous and energetic will do.

You scored 11.1% Chocolate Chip If you're a Chocolate Chip lover, you're a creative force to be reckoned with (this also applies to lovers of Cookie Dough, Mint Chip, Rocky Road and other "chunky" ice creams). You've got a competitive streak a mile wide, but it brings out the best in you by forcing you to live up to your own demanding standards. You can be rather unforgiving at times with those who don't share your vision and drive, but friends value your magnetism, charm and originality. Chocolate Chips are best off with high-achieving Butter Pecans and empathetic, insightful Chocolates.

You scored 11.1% Strawberry
Strawberries are naturally loyal, honest and trustworthy. If you're one of many Strawberry lovers (it's tied with Butter Pecan as the third most popular flavor), you probably have a devoted circle of friends who rely on you for the right answer to any moral dilemma. Like Chocolate Chips, you set high standards for yourself, but you are somewhat shy and reserved. And you don't like to admit it, but you're also a tad pessimistic. Maybe you're just disappointed that no one can live up to your own responsibility and forthrightness. Strawberry types do well with optimistic, outgoing Chocolate Chips.

You scored 11.1% Butter Pecan
Butter Pecan is tied with Strawberry for the third most popular flavor, and organized, put-together, earthy Butter Pecan types are valued for their fairness, efficiency and naturalness. You won't see a Butter Pecan lover putting on airs. In fact, it can be hard for no-nonsense Butter Pecans to express themselves at all -- even though they're privately quite sympathetic and observant. As a Butter Pecan lover, you like to plan ahead and take charge, which means you're often over-committed. Like Vanillas, Butter Pecans are most compatible with their own kind -- other Butter Pecan lovers who appreciate hard work and good sense.
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A girl who will laugh for no one else
Whoo! I just made reservations at the Tampa Improv comedy club to see Mitch Hedberg next weekend. We've seen him on Letterman a few times now and he's friggin' hysterical, so I jumped at the chance to get tix when I found out he was coming to town. His official website has sound/video clips if you've got extra time to kill. I was most amused to see Mitch got the Lockergnome seal of approval as well (and he's very proud of it)!
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Movin' on up to the east siiiide
Kristine has a brand spankin' new home, and it looks mighty fine. Break out the blender and let's make blogaritas everyone!
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And it just keeps getting better
Remember this mini-Bush rant last week? Well, well, well...what have we here?


"The mystery of the missing trifecta has been solved. Sort of.

In this space last week, it was noted that President Bush often tells audiences that he promised during the 2000 presidential campaign that he would allow the federal budget to go into deficit in times of war, recession or national emergency, but he never imagined he would 'have a trifecta'. Nobody inside or outside the White House, however, had been able to produce evidence that Bush actually said this during the campaign.

Now comes information that the three caveats were uttered before the 2000 campaign -- by Bush's Democratic opponent, Vice President Al Gore. The Post's Glenn Kessler found in the archives this promise from Gore: 'Barring an economic reversal, a national emergency, or a foreign crisis, we should balance the budget this year, next year, and every year.' Gore said that to the Economic Club of Detroit in May 1998, then repeated it at least twice more, in speeches in June and November of that year.
"

Read the full Washington Post article for even more recent Bush brushes with plagiarism. And this says it so much better than I ever could. Yeah, I'm so happy honor and dignity have been restored to the White House. (Link thanks to Dayop.)
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Here's to you Ms. Silly Blog Commentator
If you haven't been reading Todd's blog lately (and just why the hell not?), you have to see the comment left by Annessa today. Funniest blog comment. EVER. I laughed. I cried. It was better than "Cats". I plan to read it again and again...
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Who's that funky dude starin' back at me?
Last weekend Chris sent me a link to "The Isle of Weezer". The instant I saw all the cartoons, I knew I had to have them for a skin. And the site owner, Pete, graciously allowed me to turn them into one today! So make sure to check out his site, then check out my new skin! (And for all the skin options at my site, just go here.)
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One of my rare blog "cat" posts...

Our eldest child Selina turned 10 years old today. It just does not seem possible! I was a teenager when I got her, and now I'm about to turn 30 this fall. She was still very much a kitten (just 12 weeks old) when I met Todd. A few years after that she paid him back for proposing, thus taking her side of the bed, by peeing in his shoes later that weekend. The one and only time she has ever done anything like that in her life... But Todd knew marrying me meant he got her for life, too. So he dealt and made her a Pollman.

Happy birthday you little white ball of fluff. Little did I know naming you after Cat Woman meant you inherited the personality as well. And I couldn't love you more for it.
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The green, green grass of home
I just went out and snapped a few pics for Shutterblog before the afternoon storms roll in. With all the rain we've been getting lately (we moved here during a severe drought with forest fires this time last year) everything is really coming alive! And the last photo shows the lawn we've put in from scratch this year. We used seed rather than sod. For comparison's sake, this is what it looked like when we started this spring. Now if it would just quit raining long enough so Todd could mow it!
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If she would dance I would DJ
Remember the "25 Hottest Blondes" and "25 Most Eligible Bachelors" lists I linked awhile back? Well Stacy has penned a bit of amusing play-by-play commentary for each list (boys and girls). And if that's still not enough for you, check out the new "25 Sexiest Women in Entertainment" grouping. Redheads and brunettes were added to the guest list this go-around. Big shocker who's smiling pretty there at #1 though. Zzzzzzz...
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Ch...ch...changes
I don't remember the last time I opened Yahoo! and did a double-take. The change is subtle, but it's most definitely there! What do you think? I think the new look is a lot more "clean". I just wish they didn't single-handedly destroy everything they touched.


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Saturday Night Fever
I'm ashamed to say I didn't do so hot in the E! Saturday Night Live Quiz. "You know your Opera Man from your Grumpy Old Man, but you've obviously missed some episodes over the years." Think you can beat me?
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Let's do the timewarp again
Doctor Frank-N-Furter as a plastic surgeon who lives in a posh penthouse? C'mon! "I've go this great idea. Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin Fucking Mint?" So since it looks like it's gonna happen -- who would you cast in the main roles (Janet, Brad, Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Rocky, etc.)?

Updated to say...Todd thinks we need to cast it with bloggers...
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I'm not made of brick, I'm not made of stone

Well there's blood in these veins
And I cry when in pain
I'm only human on the inside
And if looks can deceive
Make it hard to believe
I'm only human on the inside

See I bleed and I bruise
Oh, but what's it to you
I'm only human on the inside

I crash and I burn,
Maybe some day you'll learn
I'm only human on the inside
I stumble and fall
Baby, I do it all
I'm only human on the inside...

"Human" - The Pretenders

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Come to Jamaica, mon!
Is it really July already? How is this possible? That said, the new "Dress of the Month" & "Destination Wedding of the Month" are up!
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Grandpa, tell me 'bout the good old days
Please indulge me for a moment... You may go after me -- or any of my living relatives -- as you see fit. We are still here living and breathing on this planet to defend ourselves -- or at least have the ability to make our viewpoints and stance known. That's fine. Fire away at will. If I blog about it, it's obviously fair game. But you do NOT go after my dead grandfather and equate him with a human rights violator no matter what you think of him, or the way he raised me. Are we perfectly clear on that? Good. Because the next person who tries will be unceremoniously invited to exit at stage left. That man is about two pegs down from God in my eyes. He passed away when I was four years old, and he could do no wrong. That is still the case. Proceed with caution.
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