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Water's too hot in the hot tub
Just FYI: the webcam feed is live on the hot tub...NOW!
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Good things come in threes
See what happens when you send the boys off to the sto'. Poor things...
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Shot thru the heart, and you're to blame
These just went into the fridge thanks to Kristine! Stay tuned...
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Wisdom for the ages
Just overheard: "First you've gotta get into the head position, and then spin your legs around..." And that was just after two Smirnoff Ices. Oh yeah. She's goin' down tonight! Stay tuned for more interesting quotes and webcam shots soon!
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Poke-ing my eyes out
Yes, I am watching the OU-OSU game. And yes, you can talk to the hand. It's just what the hangover ordered... Where'd I put my drink? Heh. I think?
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The Happiest Place on Earth vs. The Bloggers
Another half-dozen images from our evening out at Disney...enjoy!





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The day after the night before
OU football kicks off in 45 minutes and I still can't focus properly... Whoo boy that was a fun evening last night. Solonor has an excellent summary up at his pad -- well at least pre-Pleasure Island and the boys getting kicked out of the Mousey gates. You see, I may be blonde and innocent, but who says I'm always sweet? I knows hows to gets what I want...and I'm not afraid to don my tiara and grab it, baby! Viva la birthday weekend...
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How to get kicked out of Disney for $100, Alex
I have many more...but this brief wrap-up will have to do on my limited sobriety for now... I can say with 100% certainty that Jason was SO kicked out of Disney tonight (see here, here and here)!

More on tonight's events here, here and here. And please stay tuned. Web cam feed to follow tomorrow night as well...





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The host with the most

This is a quick shout-out to Wendel if he makes it over here. Best waiter EVER. Thanks for the memories babe! Make sure to say "hi" if you see this...

Love,
-Robyn, Yvonne, and the birthday crew
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I'm a blonde -- yeah, yeah, yeah
So I just thought this was the funniest phone call ever. Oh no. The one I just had with Erica Lynn was. If you've ever doubted I'm a natural blonde 'til now, just ask the other three people in my house right now. I just got pranked by the "Susan G. Komen Foundation", wanting to give the donations back because they were raised by porn. I was chastised for being 30 and not having more taste or self-control than that. And it just went on...and on...and on... I hear my head was snapping around in "oh no you di'unt" fashion and I was in full attack mode. Apparently Todd and Statia helped set this up over a week ago. My husband is SO going down soon. And I don't mean the good kind. Everyone is going to be smiling all damn day at my expense. I love it!
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Peer pressure
You know how Tracy is always saying she needs to just get a blog? Well we took a few to tag-team tonight and make it happen. No. More. Excuses! So go bug her and guilt her into posting there...
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Can't we all just get along?


So what -- can't we all be brothers?


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23rd Psalm for a Princess
We were shopping here last night, and I just had to buy it:


The Lord is my shephard, I shall not want.
He leadeth me to Neiman Marcus.
He giveth me energy for shopping.
He restoreth my checkbook.

He teacheth me to make restaurant reservations.
He leadeth me past many discount
stores for mine own sake.

Yea, though I walk on by
I shall not go in, for Thou art with me.

Thy fashionable clothes, they comfort me.
Thou preparest diamond jewelry for me
in the presence of mine enemies.

Thou anointest my face with Chanel cosmetics.
My cup overflows.
Surely designer clothes shall follow me
to the end of my days.

And I will shop in Saks Fifth Avenue forever.
Amen.


Happy day-after-Thanksgiving sales tomorrow!
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It's my birthday, too, yeah!
I woke up to these from my husband today. Yeah, I'm keeping him...


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You say it's your birthday?

Remember when you're gathered around your family's table, to give thanks that I was born 30 years ago today. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special
They both made it here safely! I'm currently baking pu'nkin pie and this. And I got carded tonight when I went to buy the wine. I'sall good! Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone!
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After the fire, after all the rain, I will be the flame
Random, useless rant from a really lazy housekeeper who loves smell goods: I really hate that peach-fuzzy dust stuff that accumulates around the wicks of pillar candles. It is impossible to clean. To really get in there you risk busting the wick off, and to leave it is just plain gross. Time to buy new instead...
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The air outside so soft is saying everything
The next few days are going to be quite hectic around here...so during my pseudo-absence, please check out the following blog reads...

  1. Dania's Dailies -- someone who shares my passion for bath goodies is good people
  2. Abracadabra...It's a Ruthie -- such a yummy design right now
  3. geeky chick dot net -- long time reader, first-time caller
  4. inluminent/weblog -- the photos here should keep a lot of you entertained -- I think there are words there, too
  5. Le Chapeau -- 'nuther tasty design
And if you act now before the end of this entry, these blogs are absolutely free!
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And why is the carpet wet, Todd?
E! counts down the "top 20 Christmas flicks". I'm glad they included "The Ref" -- I think it's too-often overlooked. And if you need more choices before heading out to Blockbuster this weekend, check out our holiday movie list again. It's 3 full pages!
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You would even say it glows
Remember when we bought these and everyone went nuts? You can't even find them in our Target stores any longer -- but they're on sale for $16.99 online right now!
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Houdini she is not
Well I may not have a child, but I do have a dog... Our guest rooms are in total chaos right now. All of our Christmas decorations are stored in the closets, so rather than uproot Statia and Jason when they get here tomorrow and make their rooms a mess, we're putting everything up right now. Normally I hate to decorate before Thanksgiving, but it seems the only way this year.

We finished about half of it last night, but Claire isn't supposed to go in the back guest bed. Last night instead of closing the door when we wrapped for the evening, I creatively moved all the big bins to where you could walk about 6" into the room until you got around the corner, but you'd have to move the bins to get any further inside than that.

Since I've got up today, Claire has tried about a million different ways to "sneak" back there and figure out a way around all the bins. I haven't said a word -- just watched her quietly from down the hall. She'll walk around and assess the barriers, give up, flop down on the carpet in front of the door and sigh heavily. Then she'll realize I'm not going to "help" her or baby her over it, so she'll slooooowly walk in the computer room or in the living room for dramatic effect, and then "sneak" off back down the hall again a few minutes later to see if things have changed and she can get in there yet. Lather, rinse, repeat. It's freakin' hysterical -- that is SO tripping her out. She can get in, but not get around.

Curses for not being born a cat... There she goes again!
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Wrap 'er up -- I'll take it!
Thinking about spicing your blog design up for the holidays? Glen Road Girls has tons of pre-made holiday blog sets that will work with Movable Type. This one is a personal fave of mine since I used her last year. Check 'em out!
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You don't own me

Ever wonder how a fight goes around here? Pretty much like this.
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Monkey do, monkey sea
More prezzies showed up today from Kathy and Michele! Kathy sent a lovely journal with cool magnets tucked inside, and Michele sent my very own Sea Monkey kingdom. Inside had to have been the funniest document we've ever received with a gift. Thanks guys!

UPDATE: Try to catch them live on the Sea Monkey Cam!
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I do believe this means war
Ok, I'm sorry -- but this "story" is complete and utter BS. Forget about the hit Warren Sapp gave that started it all for just a second. Sapp and Favre were joking on the field 'til the very end so it couldn't have been that big of a deal.

I saw the confrontation live. I saw it unedited. And Sapp went up to Green Bay's Coach Mike Sherman at the end of the game, all smiles, to shake his hand and say "good game" (which we all know deep down means you sucked ass today and we didn't) -- but still -- it was in the name of good sportsmanship. The thing I've noticed being edited out of every press report since is that the first words out of Coach Mike Sherman's mouth to Sapp when refusing to shake his hand were, and I quote, "FUCK YOU." Not, "What you did was wrong." But rather, "FUCK YOU." Then Sapp got pissed, and then the heated exchange began.

You can fine Sapp. I'm sure his aggressive actions towards another coach post-game might warrant it. But if you fine him, you'd damn well better fine Coach Sherman as well. He is in the position of authority when representing his team. And when he walked up to another one of our players -- who again, was being sportsmanlike as he approached the coach -- and started off with, "FUCK YOU," well all bets are off. He got what he deserved. I agree with Sapp. If you think you're so tough Coach Sherman, put a jersey on.

Did Sapp need to make the hit that started this all? Probably not. But we're seeing a zoom-in of that hit only when saying that -- not the action going on around him in 360°. And we're not hyped up on adrenaline during one of the biggest games of the year. Even Favre said he wanted to wait and look at the film before commenting. And the hit Sapp gave was legal. It was not flagged. Sapp clearly stated he was protecting Brian Kelly in the post-game press conference. This isn't Pop Warner or flag football. This is the NFL. And if the refs didn't think it warranted a yellow cloth "FUCK YOU" to Warren Sapp, who the hell is Coach Sherman to give it? I can guarantee you Coach Holmgren wouldn't have shown the same lack of class back in the day.

Warren Sapp: "I've got two or three [blockers] on me. We get a pick, Brian Kelly is running all over the field. I see a guy going at my man, I put a lick on him. What's the problem? I didn't hit him below the waist, there's no flag on the play. Is this not a contact sport? Nine referees on the field didn't find anything wrong with it, and I'm sure they're looking at 99 [Sapp's number]. I don't care if they review it. It's nothing but the man's running after the ball and I put a lick on him."

End of story.
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Gee. No, gee three!



Not too bad for a newbie still learning the ropes and all...
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Let me hear your body talk
You just head on over to my house baby, and I'll give you a lot more than the 'ultimate physical' for $2K. Guar-uhn-teed.
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A cheer for the birthday boy
I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Mike! Sans crappy yellow topaz, of course...


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I wish it were Sunday
A mostly-FARK-inspired series of headlines for your Manic Monday.

  1. Yet another tragic, but amusing, case of "didn't stop to think about the font" they'd chosen (image saved here just in case)...
  2. Suuuuuure he was wearing trousers and underpants! Mmmm...hmmm.
  3. Porn movie makers invade millionaire neighborhood -- hillarity ensues.
  4. So which one is the turkey?
  5. The Bush twins are legal -- fake ID companies surrender.
And last but certainly not least...the gnomes have been found! Party at Chris Pirillo's!
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She wants to lead the glamorous life
InStyle Magazine is doing another contest -- this time for goodies featured in their December issue (like MAC cosmetics). You can fill out the form online here.
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Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
The cabinets are now fully stocked -- we're just waiting on these two to get here and help us eat it all on Thursday! I thought I'd share a few of Todd's favorite things. I've made each of them four years running now and would be shot on sight if I dared suggest otherwise: "New England-style stuffing" (which was voted better than the traditional family stuffing and replaced it), "Holiday Roll" (an old family recipe from Todd's side), and "Martha's Perfect Mashed Potatoes" (because they just don't get better than this if you use Yukon Gold)

I don't eat sweet potatoes, but Todd loves them. Much to his delight, Statia will also be baking this. Now where did I put those elastic waistband pants?
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And the winner is...



To see the 2nd and 3rd place winners, please visit the contest site.
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D'oh, Pack! D'oh!
Any of you dumbass Philly fans wanna come back here and talk smack now? 9-2 baby. You know what I'm talkin' 'bout.
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How 'bout them apples?
Just take a second to think about the name of the city where Washington State just went down. That's right baby! Now go Orangemen!
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Mail Call
This showed up from Susan G. Komen today - wanted to share:

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May we see your photos please?



*the cameras of course (please note: Todd's favorite shot of him was sans-flash. I, and the Canon, really do take better quality pictures than that!)
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Two safeties in one game!
Can you see me smiling? It's not just the alcohol!

UPDATE: After a final score of 60-15, the Sooners have captured the Big XII South and will play Colorodo on December 7th in Houston for the Big XII Championship. BOOMER SOONER!
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Thaaaat's right, 'cuz it's my birthday...
...my buh-buh-buh birthday! Well not techinically, but we're making today the alternate-birthday since my bitch-ass will be in the kitchen makin' Todd some pie most of my real birthday and I'm taking today off. (For those who've forgotten, you'll sit down to give thanks for me being born 30 years ago this Turkey Day.)

My presents from my mommy showed up today, so I got to open hers -- Todd's -- and the other ones that have arrived 'til now. The main prezzie from my mom was a brand spankin' new pair of OU shoes! She also got us OU stadium seat cushions, cool stone coasters, and an OU chip-clip magnet. After calling her with the "thank yoooooou!" squeals, I opened up these from Kymberlie (calendar) and Jen (two books). I'm talkin' 'bout bad, bad girls -- I love those things! And I still wasn't done, because Lynn and Michael sent me the Betty Crocker Cooky Book and Solonor sent me "Top Secret" on DVD!

Then last but certainly not least, it was time for my prezzies from Todd. First, I about passed out when I opened up my very own Lomo camera! I have wanted one of these for-freakin'-ever, and can't wait to head to Disney next weekend to play with the neon lights at Downtown! But he wasn't done there. Oh no. The photos shown in my blog from now on? They will be taken with this. Oh yeah, that baby is so mine now! I can't freakin' believe it...

Hell, at this rate, I'm almost ready to bring on 40...happy (almost) birthday to me! Thanks to everyone for literally making this the very best birthday ev-ah!
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I guess you turn yellow and blue when you CHOKE



At least the Sooners beat our big rival this season and last...

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You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here
A quick reminder that in just over 24 hours, voting for the 2002 Dress Contest will be over! If you haven't voted yet, you'd best get to it...
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Brother can you spare a dime?
Another blogger cause to bring to your attentions -- Pizza for IDF being spear-headed by Michele and Tanya. For more information, visit Michele's site.
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I count your eyelashes, secretly
Normally I don't share our private, mushy notes to each other -- but here's one I recently got from my husband when he was at work, and I want it saved for all-time. As the 30th birthday countdown continues to tick off at a rapid pace, it's nice to remember the good things about life. I feel...very loved and secure right now. I can more than handle getting older as such.


"Can we start the day over? To the part where I'm kissing you goodbye, and you don't wake up really, but your cute little nose scrunches up and you kind of brush at your face like a bug is buzzing you? To the part where all I want to do is crawl right back into bed next to you when I smell you. To the part where I reach out at night to feel if you are still there, and gently rub your back or your tummy, just because it makes me feel good to know that you are close. Can we start over there? 'Cause here isn't where I want to be. I love you."


Amen it's finally the weekend and snuggle time. For some reason, it just couldn't get here fast enough this week!
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Ewww, he's got cooties!
This week's hectic events have left me a little behind on my blog-reads...but Mike needs to be famous...and fast. Help 'im out, won't you?
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The nose always knows
"What's that stuff?: New car smell" explains why that sensation is seductive, and addictive. Yeah, baby. More, more more!
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I need you tonight...'cuz I'm not sleeping



Words cannot express how upset I get at times knowing Michael Hutchence's voice will never be heard again. I vary between angry and sad and angry all over again. But no... The world is stuck with fucking Bob Geldoff instead.

What I wouldn't give to hear just one new more song...
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New car smell
Nine new photos are up of our brand spankin' new auto-mo-bile!
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Angels watching over me
My friend Lynn in Texas (who also celebrated a birthday recently, btw) just pointed me towards Hallmark's ornament collection for this year. They're selling a new one called Angel of Comfort. "Two dollars from the sale of this ornament will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to support breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment programs." So if you didn't get a chance to donate to the cause, here's your chance. (And don't forget about the Breast Cancer Research stamps as well!)
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(Almost) 30-something
And in recent birthday related news...


There is a young blogger named Robyn,
Who, approaching 30, was sobbin',
"In just a few days,
I'll be in a daze,
'Cause 30 is old and has-been!"

To this sassy young blogger I state,
Some advice that's at best third-rate,
"You're as young as you feel,
So what is the big deal?
It's just one more calendar date!"
-Bill Hilton


As if that wasn't awesome enough to put a big-ass grin on my face, this showed up right as we were walking out the do' tonight from Stacy and Dan -- and inside was all this stuff. And there's still a full week 'til my birthday. Maybe 30 won't be so bad after all? Thanks for the poem Bill -- and thank you Stacy and Dan for all the cool goodies! I love 'em!
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Easy come, easy go...
My final accounting report:



Thanks again to everyone who helped make this such a success!
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Guess what I got!
This...isn't ours...






But tomorrow at 5 o'clock-ish, this one will be:



Ours is still in a locked warehouse in shrinkwrap so we can't pick it up 'til tomorrow, but they sent us home in an identical one in blue 'til then.

Yeah. I'd say I did pretty good on the birthday present this year. You? Buh-bye Explorer -- hello Jetta! My very first sunroof ever. I am in love.
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Fake it thru the day w/ some help from Johnny Walker Red
Ok, I can't speak for Mozilla users, but the following is a screen capture from Netscape 4.7 showing that my comments now have scrolling sidebars. I have tried about 50 versions of javascript now, so if this doesn't work, PayPal me so I can buy more Goldschlagger and I'll try again later, mmmk? 'Til then...deal with it! And don't say I never did nuthin' for ya' either...
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Hey Mozilla users!
Christine sent me a fix someone gave her recently to try and correct this. Is it working? I purposely don't -- and won't -- use Mozilla, so I have no way of testing it myself. Thanks!
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Why yes, yes I do!
Look what Chris made just for me the other night! That's not an image, btw. He made it with VML. You can see more here at his blog... That's almost as good as the red shirt on air!


Robyn Rules!


If you can't see it, check the comments. I did a screen cap for ya'.
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Stepping up to the virtual blackboard
Remember this entry yesterday? Well today my mother got me. She got me good -- and just a day later. Even with my guard up I fell for it hook, line and sink-ah. Because on this one, she claimed it was a friend who sent it to her. And in the e-mail, it was people they went to church with. The baby was in Texas. My mom's in Oklahoma. It seemed believable. But after asking a few friends on a private message board to pray (who also passed it along to their friends to pray), I decided a few hours later that perhaps I should look the story up.

And you guessed it. Although the story was true, it was in no way even remotely connected to my mother. Not to mention, the events took place in either late April or May of 2001. How do you officially ground your mother from her e-mail program? Now if you'll please excuse me, I need to grab some chalk and write...


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  89. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  90. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  91. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  92. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  93. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  94. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  95. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  96. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  97. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  98. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  99. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.
  100. I will not believe e-mails my mother sends.

I guess my first clue should have been that my mom was friends with someone who was friends with the girl who was warned by her Middle Eastern boyfriend to not go into shopping malls on Halloween last year, huh? Sigh. I love you mom, but it's time for an "E-mail 101" intervention. Unless of course you want to send me more boy pics!
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Conserve water - shower with a friend!
I declare the 30th Birthday Celebrations open! The first rule of Robyn Club is don't send me a present if you don't expect me to rip into it the second it gets here (unless, of course, you live with me and can withhold certain life necessities if I do). After Todd peeked first and then gave me the green-light to open a monster-sized package from drugstore.com, I dug in and found this and this from Susan and Jason.

If you've never smelled philosophy body washes, you are really missing out! I first heard about the brand on one of Oprah's Christmas gift specials in '98, and have been addicted ever since! For the "baked goods" cookbook line, they even give you a recipe on the bottle for each item. Thank yoooooooou so much S&J!
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I'd rate it an 8, but you can't dance to it
I'm doing a l'il virtual housecleaning, so if you donated to the boobie campaign and would like one of the wallpapers from it, e-mail me with the (one) selection you'd like from the (eight) choices below. Since I don't have any wallpaper choices from the boys, I included a little something my mom sent me to make up for it (click pop-ups for larger image). Bon appétit!


All wallpaper choices shown below are 1024 x 768 in size


Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

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Number 5

Number 6

Number 7

Number 8

And don't forget the other free "thank you" selection here!




Last but certainly not least...



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Scratches his head and does his best James Dean
You've gotta love it when a photo of your husband can make you as weak-knee'ed as some of the photos here. Look at those eyes. I get to gaze into them every single day. *swoon*
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Work! Turn to the left!


Wha'sappening homies? Just hangin' around soakin' up the sun...

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The elephant man and the Plastic Ono Band
The story of Michael Jackson's face just keeps getting more and more strange by the minute... Here's your first warning. If your plastic surgeon has been credited for doing the cosmetic work on Joan Rivers, Dolly Parton, Tony Curtis and Phyllis Diller -- that is your first clue. You turn-heel on your Hush Puppies and you RUN. But now apparently his former surgeon is also endorsing FISTing:

"Steven Hoefflin...is now practicing a rather unorthodox treatment to get patients out of comas. The Family Intensive Stimulation Therapy (F.I.S.T.) calls for, among other things, putting clothespins on the patients' fingertips. 'I have recently been successful in waking up patients from a coma and reversing paralysis,' Hoefflin writes in literature that is sent to potential patients. 'I believe, and have early data to suggest, that this technique may also help with Alzheimer’s disease.'"

Can't a few spare bombs destined for Iraq 'accidentally' fall on certain sections of LA instead? It may not kill all of them, but the heat might help them melt into a pile of self-obsessed plastic goo that we could then shape into radioactive waste containers.
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I really do believe in you - let's see if you believe in me
Why hasn't anyone invented a holiday like the birthday -- where you only get presents and you don't have to buy them? I guess I should just be thankful I was cursed with a Thanksgiving birthday and not a Christmas one...
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Leavin' on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again
Oh yeah, mom...about us thinking we won't be able to fly home for Christmas, well...I'm kinda sticking to that plan now. Yipes. And somewhat related. Did you ever notice that Oklahoma City's two airports (Will Rogers World Airport and Wiley Post Airport) were both named after men that died in plane crashes?
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I wanna dip my balls in it!
WARNING: Reading this article will cause your web browser to inexplicably surf here. Lock up your credit cards and run. Now.
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In the immortal words of Socrates: "I drank what?"
Aye carumba, today yesterday was hell. Back to, "Oh yeah...a life...that's what that was..." Well, if you consider "life" pulling a 14-hour work day on two website designs, I should say. I also had 42 e-mails in a folder from the boobie-thon days titled "answer these NOW beeyatch". And today, I did. I need a drink. Is it considered pathetic to drink alone at 2:48 a.m. on a Tuesday morning?

But a quick check of my stats led me to here, which led me to here, which led me to this. I'm ashamed to say that I hadn't read Quinn's site until this evening -- but that stops now. Thank you! It's seriously one of the first things I've read in support of all we've done not written by a friend who had to be nice to me and say those things (or they knew I'd revoke their hot tub privileges).

And can I please take a second to tell you Northerners to keep that cold-crap up there where it belongs? I like fall. Say it with me...faaaaaall la la la la, la la la la. It's 41° outside right now, and with a slight breeze coming off of the Gulf, it's frickin' freezing in here. We're wussies. Even the pets are grumpy. So we turned on the heat. We're sleeping under a down comforter tonight. You wanna make somethin' of it?

I lived in Philadelphia during the Blizzard of '96. We had 72" of snow in NE Philly that winter between October and March. I dug my Dodge Neon out of a 7-foot snowdrift with my hands to get to work. I am in Florida now for a reason. If I can see my breath, the weather should not be here. There's a cool meteor shower going on outside supposedly, and I don't want to dig out my thermals to watch it.

Oh well. We could all join the MSNBC.com gossip pages and make a blogger-pool on how long Jenn and Ben will stay married. My money is on 18-24 months. Because even if they aren't even in the same house after two weeks, I don't think she'll want to admit to the world that she failed again. Or, I could be wrong. Perhaps she just enjoys the decorations bought at Tiffany?
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Disney will never be the same
Yippee! We just got a mini blog-meetup scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend over at Disney. We're dining on Friday, Nov. 29th at the Rainforest Cafe with Jason, Stacy and Dan (and their two kids), Andrea, Yvonne, Statia, Solonor and Mrs. Solonor (and their two kids) -- and of course Todd and me. It's a Festivus miracle! I wanna go nooooooow...

And somewhat related by food topic, this place just opened in Tampa by the International Mall. The menu item names are seriously cracking me up. I'd like a ½-dozen "Fun Bobby margaritas", please.
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It's beginning to look a lot like...
E! has put together a "holiday movie guide" of all the flicks set to release in the next few weeks. I didn't realize John Cusack had a new one coming out!
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Hooray for boobies!
Donation made -- total $1251.00 -- by Todd and Robyn Pollman! I just called Susan G. Komen and "Jenny" took my donation over the phone (at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, November 18th). They said it can take up to 48 hours for the credit card charge to go through, so I will do a screen-capture of our PayPal acct. when the transaction shows up there. If you'd like to double-check and make sure the money went where we say it did, you can contact Kelly Puritz (1-800-462-9273, direct line 972-855-1630). She will handle all inquiries. But everything is done on my end now... Thanks again everyone, for everything!
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The world is ending
Not only did we see the first Harry Potter movie at Dan and Stacy's Saturday night (we'd both somehow managed to avoid the books and both movies 'til now) -- but my mom also just sent me an "urban legend" that came up as true on Snopes. Since she started her Air Force job, she sends me at least one of these a week from the people at work, and has done so for months now. This is the first ever that I've been able to send her a "true" result on (yes, she believes almost every. single. one of them. sigh.) -- so I seriously expect the world to end any moment now.

Is it wrong I'm still frightened that the people who defend my country truly think coughing can replace CPR when alone during a heart attack?
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I think I'm turning Japanese - I really think so
Saturday night we dined on Japanese food and sushi (well, Todd and Stacy dined on the sushi while Dan and I thumbed our noses at it) -- but something tells me they took us to the wrong type of restaurant. All we had was a Grand Mastah OG wannabe as our chef at Shogun. (News link snagged from "Not Me".)
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Gonna dress you up in my love
By the way, in case you've wondered what the super-secret hush-hush Newlywed Ring member ballot looks like in the annual Dress Contest, here's a "sample ballot" for the final round of voting. Please note voting is disabled. It's for pretty's sake. The public can vote here instead.
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Can I cash my karma points in now please?
Man do I fear this kid! All I have to say is thank God they're coming into OUr house next week... This has just been one of those football seasons where you throw your hands up and accept to expect the unexpected.

Now this week, I'd like to give my props to Ohio State. They've made a believer out of me. I had my doubts this season, but I really think they're for real after watching that game against Illinois. (See here and here for more on this tongue-in-cheek analysis.) This is the only time of the year you will hear me say this, but go Wolverines!

Still hoping against hope we'll be eating nachos for New Year's...
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Donations closed!
The donations for this year are officially closed so I can pay Susan G. Komen when I get back up again tomorrow. I also donated the last few cents to round it up to an even number -- so the grand total of tomorrow's donation will be $1251.00! Of course I'll post an entry-update when the donation has been made for those who wish to check up on it. In the spot of the donation site where I previously took PayPal transactions, I now have a link to the Susan G. Komen donations page instead.

Now here's how blonde I am... I never gave it a second thought that my PayPal account is a "premier account". Until I checked my balance last night that is to see what was "my" money vs. Susan G. Komen's money. Then it dawned on me that I was charged by PayPal for every single donation made (standard rate of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction). Meaning I'm out roughly an additional $64.47 out of pocket to bring the amount PayPal gave me up even with what was actually donated. Now when you're on one income with the holidays fast-approaching, that's a big chunk o' change. And I'm not listing that as a "donation" because I don't want to then turn around and take it away again from the total raised for Komen. I'm just going to eat the cost out of my own additional funds as a labor of love. So if anyone has a problem with what I've done over the last few weeks, I suggest you take it up with my accountant. I'm pretty sure her reply will be "bite me".

Thanks again to everyone who has linked, sent notes of support, submitted photographs, and donated! God bless us everyone...
-Robyn
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Office space
Todd moved offices this year, and until he took this new series of photographs earlier this week, I had never seen his new workspace. Shutterblog now has his photo essay -- "a day in his life" (21 images total).
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One, two, three, four, five...
The Dress Contest 2002 Finalist edition of the Public Poll is open! Please go vote! (All 22 entries for 2002 are listed here.) And if you'd like to see the public poll choices in the last voting round, you can do so here. Stay tuned -- this year's winner will be announced on November 24th!
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You say it's your birthday
Happy birthday, Stacy! May your heart get all it desires...and then some!



Love,
-Robyn and Todd
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Late bloomers welcome
Just a quick note that if any donations come in tonight, they will be recorded late. We're off to Lakeland for her birthday celebration this evening. Happy birthday wishes also go out to Susannah and Jennypoo this weekend!

Overnight we topped the $1600+ mark for total donations, and as of this entry $1249.69 will be going to charity! I absolutely have to cut the donations off tomorrow night so I can make the big lump-sum donation on Monday -- but if you're just catching up on blog-reads for the weekend, or getting here via Blogdex, it's still not too late to contribute. Hurry though! And thanks again everyone!
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You just don't get it - you keep it copacetic
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...it's not nearly the news...

  1. And you thought "Fast Food Nation" was bad... *note to self: never, ever eat in Sweden*
  2. Plastic surgeons weigh in on the horror that is Michael Jackson's nose.
  3. The district attorney elects not to file charges last year and the city attorney files a misdemeanor count literally the day before the statute of limitations expires. Something smells fishy, and it's not just the sushi Todd and Stacy are going to dine on tonight.
  4. Some people thought we wasted money on just a plane ticket...?
  5. PG-13, R, X...don't really mattah... All I know is my hiney is going to be in line the instant this movie is released!
  6. Please tell me Geraldo Rivera isn't hosting!
  7. Well, like, duh! It beats selling plasma... (Previously blogged about here.)
And now...your moment of zen...
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Bending over backwards now, would you be pleased
I'm all about equality... Yesterday I provided a l'il Will for the ladies, so today I'll provide "Hot Ass Women!" for the guys. Or the ladies, too. We can all share and share alike, can't we? (Link sort of from FARK.com in a round-about way. This Man Show Juggie has the worst flash site ever.)
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Wanting, needing, waiting for you to justify my love
Jessica, just for the record (to agree with you), I went and looked up all the old posts on the boobie page. In less than 24 hours -- before the link was "public" and was just being passed around to friends basically, we had made over $225. Then less than 24 hours after that, we were already up to over $400 (this was about 41 hours into things and long before we'd been FARKed, Metafiltered, Blogdexed, etc.). After I woke up and went through the donation totals the next day (Friday, one week ago) and we were hitting a half-grand, I realized we were onto something. At that point we had much more than the plane ticket would ultimately cost ($359 with tax). I could have folded and bought the ticket and used the rest for beer money. But I didn't. I kicked the campagin into even higher gear and asked people to pick a charity. I put in 12-14 hour days for four days straight with the website, photo submissions, and taking donations. I didn't quit. I worked HARDER. I'd seen how generous people had been with their money when I'd asked, and I tried to be just as much so with my time and effort when they responded. I was always raised that if someone helps you in your time of need (whether or not you feel Statia really "needed" that plane ticket -- others did, others paid, and you can take that up with each of them) then you give right back to someone less fortunate. The Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation was chosen.

I guess it's silly that I feel the need to justify myself over and over when so many people seemed to then, and still do, "get it". But if just one person can see this entry-- see that it started off as FRIENDS helping A FRIEND (and was a JOKE no less) -- and also see that when we realized we were actually making money we quickly made sure it went to the right place -- well then I guess it was worth it to hash and rehash myself just one more time.

Ask yourselves...did Karyn do THAT? I'm not trying to continually brag on all we've accomplished (but everyone deserves the credit they helped us achieve). Did Karyn turn around and give over 3.45 times what she made to charity (which would have been $69,000 for those without calculators) the INSTANT she raised her twenty grand? Didn't think so... Call it the same all you want. Karyn made bad spending choices, got in enormous debt, and asked total strangers to fix it for her before her creditors came-a collecting. Statia had bad things happen to her through no choice of her own, I asked her friends for a hand-up on her behalf without her knowledge, and her life would not have been different one tiny bit if she'd stayed in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. It might have been more lonely. But it wouldn't have prevented her from buying a house for six years.

And with that, I'm done with it. If you want to disagree -- fine. That's your right. If you want to call us evil, or whores, or prostitutes, tell us we need jiz-moppers again, or whatever negative term you can think of with the help of a thesaurus or a copy of Penthouse -- fine. It's your right. Just get off your asses and put your money where your big mouths are. That's all I ask. It only takes a mouse and a keyboard to complain. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to work towards a change. Believe me, I know. And I'll be doing it all over again next October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who's in?
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A little something for you to unwrap
I left everyone a little "thank you" present here... Don't forget to scroll for more new pics there, too!
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With love from me to you
Grab it while you can because due to bandwidth I can't leave it up forever... But I wanted to give everyone a personal thank you for their desktops (click the smaller image for a 1024x768 pop-up). Thank you for making it simply the bestest birthday ever! -Robyn



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So you say neato, check your libido
Ok, if this doesn't make you give that final little nudge to push us at or over the $1500 mark we hit that mutha but keep givin' anyway, I seriously suggest pulse-checks for the lot of you all!



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The lady in red
Two more lovely shots from Kristine...luuuuuuv the red velvet, dahling! The address to donate, if it's not burned into your brain already, is here!






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She's just a Bill, yeah she's only a Bill
I am out of my funk and in SUCH a good mood now! As long as you guys wanna send in pictures (and donate) tonight, I'll take 'em! Up next...Bill... I believe this submission wins "most artistic". Niiiiiiice!



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WE DID IT!
Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof. Beefcake! BEEFCAKE! -Eric T. Cartman

Ladies and gents -- we have reached our goal with just under an hour to go in the Boobie-Thon! We have raised over $1500 now ($1576.00 $1598.69 to be exact)! Don't panic if you haven't been able to send yours in. As long as the money shows up this weekend, I'll take it. But the cut-off to PayPal absolutely HAS to be Sunday night (the donate button will be removed from this page then) so that I can pay the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Monday by PayPal credit card.

Seymour and Zuly (ZulyZu) are the ones that actually got us to the $1500+ mark, so go give 'er some love! And thanks to EVERYONE who has donated! I just can't say that enough! -Robyn
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The monster mash
Now it's Julie's turn...c'mon...we've got just over two hours to raise $79 $64 to meet our final goal. You can do eeeeeet!



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Thank you, babe
Because he's the one that's heard me squeal with delight and awe, saw me bounce up and down in my chair, and do a victory lap through the house every time a milestone was achieved. Because he's the one that's seen me scream. He's the one that's seen me cry. Because he's the one that's seen me delete things I didn't even think mankind had in them...and lose my faith in humankind, only to open another e-mail and have it restored again. Becuase he's held me, soothed me, and told me it was going to be ok. Because he's the one that poured the shots when I needed them. Because he's the one that knows my heart and knows my soul and sees the "real" me every day -- and reminds me over and over again that my intentions were good and honorable and if people don't understand it's their problem -- even people we considered friends once upon a time. Because he's the one that has watched the last 10 days full of 12-14 shifts on this project absolutely wretch my body and zap any kind of physical and emotional strength I could possibly have. Because he knew that I just had to do something worthwhile as I closed this decade of life.

Well, because he's the one. Period. I love you.
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Playing hardball
Ok, we are literally sitting $79 $64 away from our total goal of $1500 now with three more hours to go. So here's the deal... Whoever makes the donation that pushes us at or above the $1500 mark -- be it a donation of $79 $64 or $7.90 -- the donation that tips the scale gets ALL the wallpapers and the password site for free! Do I hear a ka-ching?

But wait! There's more... Did I forget to mention we now have this photo in 1024x768. Silly me! The line forms to the left...
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Raise your hands if you're sure!
And another new entry from Kristine -- who wants to be the hands? Our operators are standing by!



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More boobie bling-bling
We have now officially raised OVER $1K for charity! As of 7:30 p.m. EST we're currently looking at $1032.00 going directly to Susan G. Komen, and we've raised $1391.00 total! (In just $45 more damn dollars we'll have raised literally three-times the cost of Statia's plane ticket.)

So if you think our motives are selfish -- I highly encourage you to get off your asses and go out in your own blogs and raise at least $1000 in 10 days for charity, and then e-mail me that you've done so. THEN -- and only then -- will you have a leg to stand on in my eyes. Otherwise, I invite you to view this again...

Keep those donations coming in folks -- and THANKS AGAIN! Make sure to keep your eyes on this page tonight!
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Turn those radio dials...
...over here now! There will be updates all night long folks, so fire up those PayPal accounts!
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Dessert before dinner
To kick off this evening's festivities, Christine has loaned us her big pink cookies. The second image is available as a wallpaper for $50 donations or more. You've only got 'til midnight folks -- so get those donations in -- and watch this space for more!






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Can't fight the seether
And in other, "gee everyone on the Internet can deem themselves an investigative journalist these days", news... Apparently Statia has owned six new cars in the last four years, therefore does not deserve to go to Florida. I'm sure the state of Pennsylvania would be very interested to learn this so they can collect the back-taxes. Get a fucking life, people. Has YOUR site raised almost a grand for charity in just over a week? Didn't. Think. So. It must be really nice to cast stones at glass houses when you don't provide comments for people to call you out on things and hold you accountable...
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How to PISS ROBYN OFF for $1000, Alex
Yesterday, I linked to this site because its owner wrote and asked if we'd all like to participate (cash prizes of $500 to $2000 each month for the winners). I'm not about joining the soft porn biz. I'm about the charity. So I politely declined and wrote him back saying so, and let him know I'd put a link on his site if others would like to participate. I thought that was that. NOT.

I woke up today to find out the fucker that owns it SIGNED ME UP (without my consent or permission) to be in his affiliate program. I was e-mailed a "welcome to our affiliate program" note with login and password. HELLO?!? You do NOT sign me up for an affiliate program -- especially of that nature -- without my permission. And when I logged in to cancel, you can't cancel your membership through the interface. You have to e-mail him with questions. His lame-ass excuse in another e-mail I found buried in the inbox was "well I thought you could give the proceeds to charity". Again, HELLO?!? Shouldn't that be MY decision, McFly? You took my e-mail address. You abused it. Prepare to die like the pumpkin-fucking scum you are.

So if you choose to affiliate yourself with this character, be warned. He annoits himself as your pimp and expects you to quietly become his bitch -- with or without your consent! I think he forgot who he was messing with...
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I'm not going to work at The Gap for chrissake
Just spammed in my inbox...Gap is putting out a casting-call for their print ads. You can apply in stores or online. Only if I get to rub around on that "Loose" guy, Will Kemp! Yum, yum, gimme some. I...need a moment.
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Secret, secret - I've got a secret
Two pages of photos at Yahoo covering the Victoria's Secret fashion show. She really should see someone about that condition, though... And correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this ensemble belong on the shelves of Frederick's instead?
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And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change
An update as things get ready to wrap up...we need your links, we need your love, we need your donations! The cut-off is Friday night at midnight eastern. Stay tuned! We have quite a few new photos coming to go out with a bang. Double-entendre intended...it's finally Friday!
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Friday night I crashed your party
Now your $50+ donation won't just get you the password and address of the private photos page -- it will also get you your choice of the wallpapers shown below in either 800x600 or 1024x768. Hopefully more to be added soon! So read the fine print and e-mail me with any questions (link in the sidebar, "want to write me?"). Please allow for turn-around time though. I expect to be swamped Friday, as the contest wraps up at midnight EST and we have A LOT of new photos planned to reach our final goal. So please stay tuned -- and give, give, give! We still need $240.90 to hit our goal of $1500 in total donations. Thanks!



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I'd like to thank the little people...



Have you ever played "Name That Blog"? (And just why not if you haven't?) Well they just passed their 5000th play, and Ain't Too Proud to Blog came in second, behind scriptygoddess! Not bad at'all! It's like Michele says, "When Robyn talks, people listen!" You know you do. How else can you explain that sudden craving for Oreo fudge brownies, hmmmm?
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I play some bas-ket-ball
In other Sooner news...if you'll flip to ESPN2 right now, you'll see our boys takin' on the 'Bama boys in the Garden. It's awesome, baby! ESPN.com currently has the Sooner squad ranked #1 in the nation.

And OU has announced the 2003 Football Schedule. I don't want none-a ya'll bitchin' and whinin' (this means you) about our weak-ass schedule next year. Not like this year's has been easy (currently #10 SOS in the nation) -- but next year we'll be playing Bama at Bama, followed the next week by Fresno State, and as if that wasn't enough UCLA the next week. Don't tell me the Tide isn't gonna be out for blood when it's in their hizzouse. The Big XII. It's not just for breakfast anymore.
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I don't want to go on the cart!
Maybe I find this more amusing than most because it used to be my job, but daaaaayum! I'd love to see the case report filed on that one! Bring out your dead...
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Put up the tree before my spirits fall again
If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be that all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given -- to me -- tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe.

And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids -- definitely. The second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come, too -- and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it.

Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice.

But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! So -- we reorganize!

Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we go with the power second, then the money. And then the kids. Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies. They should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish.

And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. Thank you everybody. -- Steve Martin
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The princess bride
Lookee what Lisa sent me today just 'cuz -- "People: The Greatest Celebrity Weddings of All Time"! I was thinking magazine when she first wrote me, but it's more like a bound booklet -- it's amazing! Thank you so much!
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Pay-per boobies!
Jessica has come up with a wonderful idea, and so far, three of us are in! Now a $50 or more donation won't just get you passworded access to the pics I won't display here (a sample image is thumbnailed to the left), but it also gets you boobie wallpaper for your computer! C'mon. We've almost made our goal...help us get there Sooner rather than later! And by the way, the thumbnail pic does involve a water hose...
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'Cause the whole world loves it when you don't get down
I just updated the donor's page again, and we're only $255.90 away from our ultimate goal with just under 36 hours left to go. We can do eeeeeet! (And we're only $114.90 away from at least being able to donate a cool grand to charity.) We have now raised $1244.10 since late last Tuesday night, $885.10 of which goes to a breast cancer charity. Don't let us down -- we've helped keep you up for over a week now!

In other, somewhat related, news...I was contacted by ratemywettshirt.com today (not suggested for workplace clicking -- see this entry before you even think about participating), and was offered fabulous cash-prizes. For me, there was a time and a place for that Mr. Garrison, and it was college college. I somehow managed to avoid the wet-tee thang during my four years of mayhem at OU, and wouldn't have started such a blogging fracas this month if it hadn't been for such good causes -- but if a grand prize of $500 to $2000 each month for the winners sounds like your kinda deal, then by all means be my guest!
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all things girl
I was interviewed this week by "all things girl"! Please go check it out if you are so inclined... (Endlessly talented -- man, do I have people snowed or what? )
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From my mommy
I guess she saw I had my "real" hair color back again (or at least I will when it starts growing out)...


A man entered the bus, with both of his front pant pockets full of golf balls, and sat down next to a blonde.

The blonde kept looking quizzically at him and his bulging pockets.

Finally, after many such glances from her, he said, "It's golf balls."

The blonde continued to look at him thoughtfully and finally asked, "Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?"


Ba-dum-dum.
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I'm sorry Miss Jackson
You know, I'm beginning to think that the surgical mask isn't so much about a Howard Hughes-esque germ paranoia thing, as it is a way to shield himself from looking at the monstrosity that's become his face. I know I've made fun of all the surgeries in the past, but [James Brown voice] good god [/James Brown voice]!

Read the full article, with photo, at CNN.com.

UPDATE: You have to have a much stronger stomach to handle this photograph found by Kat.
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Virtual head-count
Huh. I said "head-count". Where was I? Oh yeah... On the confirmed 30th Birthday Bash list we've got him, her and him, her, her, him, her -- and quite possibly her and her -- and if we haven't scared 'em off too badly maybe them, too. Help me out here. Who am I forgetting? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Updated to say: The big event is scheduled for Saturday, November 30th. On the 30th for my 30th. The beatings festivities commence at eight-ish. Be there or be !
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I'm 'a do things my way
Taking a special moment for us to point your attention towards...
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This time I'm 'a stand up and shout



You think you're special
You do, I can see it in your eyes
I can see it when you laugh at me
Look down on me and walk around on me

Just one more fight about your leadership
And I will straight up leave your shit
'Cos I've had enough of this
And now I'm pissed
Yeah!*


* Please note: Normally I do not condone quoting Limp Bizkit. These are special circumstances.
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Funny face
Sometimes I think I really need to make a recording of what Todd says before he snaps a photo... We could make a fortune!


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No, my first name ain't baby - it's Robyn



nastybastard has a thing goin' on over at his place where he wants photos of bloggers giving the camera the finger or doin' somethin' nasty. So here is my submission (background since removed, but notice the new blondness).
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This life can turn a good girl bad
Psssst...new submission here!
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Go baby, go, go - yeah we're lookin' at ya'
Kristine has joined the ranks of the dead-sexy! Do I hear $10? $20?



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It's a nice day to start again
Boobs by Lauri® has another photo for everyone below...enjoy! And don't forget to check out Kitty's new submission as well! Please donate now to save the boobies...



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Accounting
Ok, I finally called and got a real-live person today at the Susan G. Komen Foundation! I had the name slightly wrong -- I spoke with Kelly Puritz (1-800-462-9273, direct line 972-855-1630). She has passed my message along to someone named "Lindsey" to see if there's any way to specifically register in case anyone wants to check and see that the money will be going where we say it is going next week.

They're also going to discuss if they can try and e-mail me something to that effect, so if I do receive something of that nature, it will be posted immediately of course. They also said that once the donation is made, I'll receive a written proof of donation -- and anyone is welcome to check up about a donation made by me after the fact as well. So if anyone has any questions, just give me a yell! But I've finally talked with someone there live, instead of via their voicemail...

By the way, a couple of new submissions for your viewing pleasure!
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True pimp niggaz spend no dough on the booty
"I learned it by watching you dad..." First the guy gets Reebok, among others, to sponsor his post-MTV awards bash. But that wasn't good enough. For his recent 30th birthday party, Puffy P. Diddy turned towards the King of Marrakech -- who forked over $1 million for the event. From MSNBC.com:

"P. Diddy’s birthday bash in Marrakech coincided with the start of Ramadan, when the sale of liquor is limited — so crates were shipped in ahead of time. But the fact that King Mohammed paid for the $1 million bash didn’t please some advocates of the poor in a country where so many go hungry. The King said the party will help promote tourism. . . ."

And I just thought my marketing strategy was good! But quick question... When you're thinking "big birthday bash", how in the hell does Marrakech pop into your brain?
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Pour some sugar on me
I just updated the donations page again, and with three days left to go in the campaign (donations being accepted thru midnight EST Friday night), we have now raised a whopping $1189.10 -- $830.10 of which will be going to charity! We've had seventy-two individual donations! Thanks again!

Psssst...don't click "read more" at work... Since no one sent me any new pics today, I'll add in a rarely-seen one of me for good measure. Oh Statia and Stacy, etc...three days to go. Who's in for a coupla new pics a night? We are SO close to hitting our goal! Keep 'em coming! (No pun intended.)



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Blonde ambition
In the continuing saga of "what color will her hair be today", I lightened it up tonight and lost the pink. At least for now. I tried to get as close to my real color as possible this time, and we both think I succeeded. At least I won't be fighting my roots -- light blonde roots poking out of dark hair just looks odd. Trust me on this. And my hair literally grows about ¼" a week. No pics for now because quite frankly I'm exhausted and it's still a little wet, so what's on the website will have to do. Because I'm worth it.
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For my husband
We've been singing this back and forth to each other for days now, so I thought I'd share with the rest of the class.


Just because of the way I look
Just because of what I wear
Just because of how I act
And how I fix my hair
You think you can label me
But don't you dare

'Cause I am not a bimbo!

So I giggle when I talk
So I wiggle when I walk
I got extra body fat
You gonna call me bimbo just for that?

Just because my voice is high
And my attitude is light
It doesn't mean that I'm not serious
I read Newsweek twice last night

So why should I be
The brunt of your jokes
your mockery?

When I am not a bimbo!


I know how to work a Xerox machine, and it's really complicated. I know where the dipstick of my car is, you know when the engine is broken? I'm not stupid, I'm the opposite!

Okay, I read my horoscope. But I don't always believe in it. I may be pruciferous. I may be vacuous. But I am not a bimbo. It has a negative connotation, or something.


I am not a bimbo!

I am not a bimbo!

So I dot my i's with hearts
And I sleep with a teddy bear
It doesn't mean that I'm not smart
I know all about the ozone layer

You see, I am not a bimbo!

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Lest ye forget


NOUN: Tampa. A city of west-central Florida on Tampa Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. First visited by Spanish explorers in 1528, Tampa is a port of entry, a processing and shipping hub, and a tourist center.



NOUN: tantrum. A fit of bad temper. Also called regionally hissy, hissy fit.



It seems a few people have overlooked the fact "tantrum" is part of my URL now. Tantrums don't have to be rational, and you don't have to agree with the reasonings for someone throwing one. But they sure are a hell of a lot of fun!
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The best things in life are free
Money update: I haven't had a chance to update with the new donations made today, but I did try to get in touch with the Susan G. Komen Foundation again earlier this afternoon. And once again, I got voicemail. If you'd like to check up on me the number to call is 1-800-462-9273, and the person I'm trying to speak with (I believe, she talked fast on voicemail -- people when you leave an outgoing message, please talk s.l.o.w.l.y.) is Kelly Turret. So that's where things are at right now. I've left two messages -- this one with an approximate donation amount to date -- so hopefully a dollar figure will be enough encouragement that I'll hear back from them tomorrow. If not, I'll just keep stalking their phone lines until I get a real person! - Robyn
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Thinking is hard
And really, no one wants to sit around trying to think on a Tuesday afternoon. So instead, pick a guy -- or pick a girl -- and daydream about doing the hippity-dippity with them instead. You'll thank me later.
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I can't see her 'til I'm foaming at the mouth
So someone seems to have a problem with what blogging has become. [quote] "It's all 'ooh, vote for me for this' or 'hey, send me money so i can go out and party with my friends' and the always popular and ever-so-dreaded 'hey, let's talk about the WAR!'"

So I'm sure she's not the first, and won't be the last, to have a problem with this. And I just want to set the record straight one more time for those who think I've dethroned Anna Nicole as the new Queen of Tacky.

If this had started off as asking someone else to send you money so you could go out and party with your friends...


  1. Statia would have just asked for the money herself. She wouldn't have found out after the fact when the webpage had already been set up and blogged about here.

  2. I would be taking that extra $745.10 in the pot and giving it to him, and her, and her just to name a few. They all want to be here, too. They can't afford it either.

    But you see, when I realized we were getting above and beyond what we'd asked / dreamed possible, I decided I had a choice. I could cut the donations off and feel good that I'd done something nice for Statia. I could keep taking them and feel good that I'd done something really nice for Statia by buying her a first-class ticket. Or I could change the focus to help countless people, because countless other people were willing to submit photos, spread the word, and part with their hard-earned money. I chose the road less traveled.

  3. I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to go through a divorce and have a bad relationship with your family, all at the same time.

  4. I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to sit in your apartment alone on Thanksgiving Day eating a Swanson's dinner.

  5. I hope your friends wouldn't be so fucking pathetic that they'd know that was going to be your fate, and they'd leave you there to sit in it anyway, without doing anything and everything in their limited power to prevent it.

  6. I hope you already know the sheer joy and delight of having those you care about the most surrounding you at the holidays and on your birthday -- especially when a milestone like 30 rolls along. I hope their bank account balances are all high enough they can get there, should you live thousands of miles away from them.

    I suppose I could pimp my Amazon wishlist instead like other bloggers have been known to do, suggesting an itemized list of specific items I've really had my eye on, since everyone knows the yellow Ultra Mega Mega Man is the cheapest. That might show a little more class.

    But you know what is going to make me the happiest as I tackle this next new decade of life before me? Running up and hugging Statia when she walks off that plane. Calling the Susan G. Komen Foundation next week with my credit card number and knowing that because I tried to make a difference for one person, it snowballed into a community effort to make a difference for A LOT of people. And going to sleep the night of my birthday next to my husband.

    Those are the gifts you cannot unwrap. They just happen. Two I made happen. One came straight from God above. If that makes me any less of a person in your eyes, thankfully He is the only one that gets to judge me at the end of my life here on Earth.

  7. Yes, we are going to party. Yes, we are going to have a good time. And yes we are going to do things on a webcam that we will never live down. A-fucking-men. I only turn 30 once and I don't plan to leave my 20s quietly. If you've got a problem with that, I hear Denny's serves a nice "Bitter, Party of One" dinner the evening of November 28th. I hope you enjoy it. Make sure to request the nice parsley garnish.

    I, on the other hand, will be blowing out my candles -- as I stand beside all of my friends who stepped up to the plate and got the back of someone who didn't deserve to be where circumstances were going to put her. And who didn't even ask to get out of them. People just cared enough to make sure fate could be reversed with a little effort on their part.

    And I'd much rather have THOSE people by my side, knowing all along that you hate what we've "become", than someone who's really good at bitching and moaning about how bad the world is -- but doesn't have the tits to stand up and do something right for a change to make it better. Your friend went to Iraq. Not you. I'm sorry, but that doesn't cut it.

So in case the point has happened to escape you 'til now, that would be a big ol' BITE ME coming out of the state of Florida. You might want to ask yourself, just exactly what has YOUR blog done lately for the community, beyond mere words, anyway?

Who's next? Happy birthday to me.

UPDATE: This post is in no way directed at Melly, who I happen to light candles to daily and consider the best Oklahoma export ever.

UPDATE 2: I have since removed the links to the blogger in question who I strongly (obviously) felt was attacking Statia. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out, if you really have to know what set me off, by checking out the link in the first paragraph. And to somewhat quote her, if you go off starting shit in her blog on my behalf, don't expect me to praise you for it. That is not what this is all about!
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Would you like a suckle of my zipple?
Here's one for all the ladies -- it's Mikey! Mmmm...where was I?






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I'm waxing down so that I'll go real fast
New pic. Give, give, give. We are theeees close to hitting our goal!
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I'm waxing down because it's really a blast
This one is for Mikey since this is one of his favorite photos of me. We've gotta hit $1500 to reach our goal -- so this is my way of saying thanks to everyone, and please give more, all at the same time!







By the way, new boobie submissions in the comments today!
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Saturday warriors
Well the new BCS rankings came out today, and OU only slipped to fourth after the loss to A&M. Not bad at'all! We're almost a full point and a half ahead of texas. We're also tied with texas for fourth in the AP. Considering they lost to us (a ranked team), and A&M, well, wasn't...I'm sure that's causing a few nails to be spit in Austin.

I know certain people seemed to think that I would be distraught or angry after the outcome Saturday. Just wasn't gonna happen. If that's how you plan to get a rise out of me, well you're going to have to try a bit harder. I say, and mean, it every year -- as long as OU beats texas* I am a very happy woman, and we could lose every other game that season. There are literally two potential games every season that I will/would be pissed off about losing.

1. The Red River shoot-out
2. The one for all the marbles

Todd pulled out the Book of Sooner this evening after I quoted a few statistics, and was reminded that during Barry Switzer's tenure he had exactly two unbeaten seasons. One of those seasons involved a "tie" game where no one won or lost. The other was a complete-winning season. Switzer also won the National Championship in a year where the Sooners lost a regular-season game.

Bob Stoops has already had one unbeaten season in four years time. We have won a Big XII Championship in this decade. We have won the National Title in this decade. And we are currently sitting in fourth place, in full BCS Bowl contention. There is absolutely NO dishonor or shame in a one-loss season. It is virtually impossible to have a perfect season, and if I remember correctly, OU and Miami set all kinds of records for doing it back-to-back in 2000 and 2001. That's not to say OU will win out. Who knows. If the secondary covers the field like they did in College Station it's going to be a very long November.

But it is to say I would be a pathetic excuse of a fan if I suddenly got pissed at my team and ceased to be a fan -- or care -- because they walked out of Kyle Field, Home of the 12th Man, with a loss. Was I disappointed? Sure. For like five minutes during (not after) the game. Who wouldn't be when you literally live and breathe Sooner football each and every Saturday and watch the "W" slip away before your very eyes. But you know what? I put on my OU gear, hung my OU flag, and cheered my Sooners on via 'netcasts in the dark days of the Schnelly and Blake eras. To suddenly expect me to hang my head and feel defeated or ashamed because my team is in the top five (ahead of texas) -- well I don't think so. Thank you. Drive thru. If we lose every other game this season, we still beat texas, and I'm still Sooner born and Sooner bred. Boomer Fucking Sooner.


*Unless of course, we go on to win the Sears trophy that year, as opposed to Mack Brown winning yet another recruiting national championship.
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Boobie bling-bling
New donation total update...

In six days time, we've managed to raise $1099.10 -- and $740.10 of that total (now more than twice the price of the airline ticket that started it all) will be going to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! Can I get a whoo-whoo?
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And we'll never be lonely anymore
Cute wedding-related item alert (spotted over at Amazon) -- That Wine Is Mine "I Do" Wine Charms. The photos are so cute! Nobody steal the idea. It's mine. I saw it first! Nyah nyah.
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Save it 'til the morning after
Screw the whole "she made over $100 grand a year and got her debt paid off by total strangers" aspect of it. What in the hell is that over her bed?!?
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Pssssst...
New post over here now...just in case you'd noticed I'd updated... And a couple of new photos here, too.
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The Aussie goes down...literally and figuratively
Statia has just taken the lead in the "best blogger boobies" poll!

This is the first time since it all started that Jessica hasn't been in firm command. If you haven't voted yet, get to it. And it's my poll. I'd better stay in the top 3, dammit. That's all I'm sayin'. Just in case you might have forgotten...wet and chocolate covered. What more has a girl gotta do?

Hey Statia, do you need to shoot a thank you pic for your thank you pic now to stay on top? I happen to know you like it on top.
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I dream of pizza...

Oh-ie, oh, eeee-oh!

I, I've been watching you.
I think I wanna know ya.
Said I, I'm a little dangerous.
Girl, I'd love to show ya.

My jungle love, yeah.
I think I wanna know ya.
Jungle love. Girl, I'd love to show ya.

You, you've got a pretty car. I think I wanna drive it.
I ain't playin', said I drive a little dangerous.
Take you to my crib, rip you off.

My jungle love, yeah.
I think I wanna know ya.
Jungle love. Girl, I'd love to show ya.

Come on baby, where's your guts?
You wanna make love or what?

I wanna take you to my cage,
lock you up and hide the key.
You only get water, baby.
Cuz if you're hungry, take a bite of me.

I think I wanna ... I wanna file my nails.

My jungle love, yeah.
I think I wanna know ya.
Jungle love. Girl, I'd love to show ya.

Jungle love, that's right.
Can't nobody fuck with me?
I got a bearskin rug, I got a fireplace too.
And I'm all the way wild baby.
All the things I could do to you.

Jungle love.
Yes! That's it. Ha haaaa!

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It's an institute you can't disparage
Well you just know it's going to be a marriage made in heaven when the press write-up about the impending nuptials concludes with:
Lopez turned to [second husband] Judd after splitting with long-time boyfriend, rapper Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, during his much publicized trail in New York on weapons and bribery charges. Combs was later acquitted.

Her first marriage to Ojani Noa ended in divorce in 1998 after about a year.

Affleck, who shared a best original screenplay Oscar with long-time friend Matt Damon for the 1997 movie "Good Will Hunting," checked himself into a clinic for treatment of alcohol abuse last year.
I sincerely hope they'll understand it when I avoid their Tiffany registry, and get something from the Martha Stewart collection at Kmart instead (and provide the receipt). How...pathetic. Snore.
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Do your civic duty
The Dress Contest 2002 public poll is open! Please go vote! All 22 entries this year are listed here.

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At our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone gets breast meat
There's one last photo here (not to be missed), for good measure.
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One last round of thanks!
Statia wanted to submit one last photo to tell everyone thanks, so here it is. WARNING: May steam up monitor!





It appears the bandwidth monster has got her blog for now...so feel free to leave comments here or over at Mikey's! -Robyn
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Drumroll please...


The twenty-two 2002 Dress Contest entries have been made public, and the ten semi-finalists have been selected! Stay tuned for voting instructions to select the five finalists. For the first time ever, the public will be allowed to vote "at large" in a popular vote -- with the winner getting one total vote towards the finalist round. Thanks again to everyone who entered and linked to the contest this year!
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Back to your regularly scheduled programming
Just a quick admin note as I take the reigns of my blog back again. All of the Boobie-Thon entries (other than those double-categoried) have been moved off the main page to help save on load-time and bandwidth now that things have wound down. I'll be keeping the link to the page at the top of tampatantrum.com. So just look up, and you can still get there easily.
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A smashing success, dahlings!
I'm happy to report that we've just booked Statia's airline ticket -- we found it for $40 less through our travel agent over the phone (Traveler's Advantage) than anyone had found today surfing online. She flies in early on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27th -- and back home again early on the evening of Monday, December 2nd. The ticket was $309, and a total of $359 after airport taxes and fees.

I have updated the donations page to reflect the cost of the ticket subtracted from the rest of the donations which will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Since Tuesday night we have raised $1029.10 total -- and a whopping $670.10 for charity! Another special thanks goes out to Hosting Matters. Not only have they donated the bandwidth for this campaign, they also just gave the donation that finally pushed us above the $1K mark.

Who says bloggers can't make a difference? If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, I'll still be taking your hard-earned money through Friday night. Thanks again for all of the support everyone. I am literally amazed, and humbled, by all of your generousity!
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He tells two friends...and he tells two friends...
Thanks for the heads-up Seki...we've now been Instapundited!
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Best. Hosting Company. Ever.
With permission, I am posting the e-mail I just received from Annette at Hosting Matters. So please indulge me and let me tell her thank you for at least the 1000th time this year.


"If need be, we'll just keep raising it [the bandwidth] to cover the use and consider it our donation to the project and the charity.

Oh, and speaking as someone whose family has a history of breast cancer, whose grandmother died from breast cancer, and whose aunts have all been affected (one of whom is going in for a double mastectomy on Friday next): excellent choice of charity. That's my primary donation these days as well."
Regards,
Annette
Hosting Matters, Inc.


What do you say? I am literally sitting here with tears welled up in my eyes, and thanks doesn't seem to be nearly enough. Get thee to Hosting Matters!
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FYI
Hosting Matters bumped our bandwidth up to 20 gig today thinking that would more than cover the FARK traffic. Uhhhh...guess not. We are currently sitting at 19464.56 Meg. I've put in another emergency ticket, and they have THE BEST support around. They work at warp-speed. But just in case things get a little rocky (since some people actually sleep late at night - 'magine that), I wanted everyone to have fair warning. Will show boobies for bandwidth? Oh wait... That's what got us here. Nevermind.

UPDATE: Man they are fast! It's already resolved less than 15 minutes later. If you need hosting, I cannot recommend Annette and crew enough. THANK YOU HM!
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Now with scrubbing bubbles!
And that's the way it was...the following is our final boobie entry for 2002. (I definitely think this should become an annual event with all we've raised.) The photo is from Dania. It should make you feel nice 'n' dirty.

If you missed out on all the fun, never fear! You can still post your boobie photo in the comments for THIS entry. But...

  1. I reserve the right to edit and/or delete any submissions.
  2. NO full-nudity. Period. Cover 'em up folks. I'm not a porn site and I don't intend on starting any time soon. This is for charity. Not for Hustler.
  3. The image cannot be larger than 400 pixels wide and MUST be stored on your own server. You can link to your image with simple <img src="..."> HTML.
  4. I reserve the right to add to or edit to this rule list as it becomes necessary because it's my site. My rules. Nyah nyah.
  5. If you're an exhibitionist who just has to have their photo up on a main page somewhere (as anything you submit from this point on will be in the comments of this entry only), well then Dick has an offer just for you.
I'll be taking donations through midnight EST Friday, November 16th. After that, the PayPal donation link will be removed, no more names will be added to the donor's list, and you will be directed towards the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation directly. Thanks to everyone for making this more successful than we ever dreamed possible. We're at $839.10 right now and had 27,500 hits today alone. Let's try to make it an even grand before the week is out! Spread the word. Link buttons are here. Thanks again everyone!

-Robyn



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Renaissance woman
Every boobie contest needs a lusty wench. I give you, the Big Pink Cookies! Now give us something in return...



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Hurry up late-bloomers
Ok, I'm extending the deadline a bit because I'm still awake and people are still snapping away. But I expect more donations for my trouble, ya' hear?! Hurry up!
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But wait... There's more!
I knew you guys wouldn't let me down! Everybody give get it up for Andrea! We're getting more donations now, too -- so don't let everyone else make you look bad!






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The pièce de résistance
This is the only entry of its kind that will make it up on a non-passworded page, and is also one of the last submissions of the evening (unless someone else out there hurries up)... So without further adieu, the grand finale (encores still being accepted) -- the one and only -- Seki! Your pants are open now. Let me just take that wallet... GIVE!



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Just say Julie!
Another wet-tee entry for your viewing enjoyment. It's yummy for your tummy(monsters)!

I'm sending out the last call... You've got two more hours to submit pics if you've been holding out, and then you'll be stuck leaving them in comments after 3 a.m. EST. Entries submitted after 3 a.m. won't actually appear "in" the blog or on the boobie page. The donations are slowing down to a trickle as well...I know you guys can do better! You've already had dessert. Now pay the check, mmmmk?



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She rocks in the tree tops all day long
One last shot from the home team...heeeeere's a half-dozen of Robyn! Don't let me down. I did all these for you. Now do summin'-summin' for me!


















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Houston, we have liftoff!
If this doesn't make you donate -- or donate again -- I'm really disappointed in you. This...is why you watch!



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Bloggers gone wild
Since Tuesday evening at 11:01 p.m. EDT, we have now officially collected $819.10! Unbelievable! Once again, thanks so much to EVERYONE who has donated -- be it with cash, photos, and/or verbal and written support. We appreciate it all equally! Since approximately noon EDT today we've had 19,629 hits on my new Nedstat counter (due to the link on FARK.com). And although I'll still be taking donations through next weekend, tonight is the last official boobie hoorah so my blog can return back to its regularly scheduled content. If you've been putting off those boobie photos, it's time to get them in once and for all! Tonight is Boobie Mayhem 2002.

Up next we have Yvonne's wet t-shirt submission and Ruthie's wild side. Boobilicious! Do I hear a ka-ching?






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All I've got is a photograph
It seems the FARK'ers are just a wee bit upset that, <gasp!> this campaign focuses on the boobies and not the faces. Well sorry folks, but we're not a porn-site. We're trying to get donations for a worthy cause. I guess it was too much trouble to merely click on the link paired with each boobie photo. So now, just because I care, most of the contestants' photos are at the top of the boobie page. If you're submitting/have submitted and want your photo there as well drop me a line (and a pic). Don't say I never gave ya' nuthin'!

Now...donate! The quicker the cure for breast cancer, the more boobies we'll all have to look at...
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Beavis, I have seen the top of the mountain...
...and it is good. Here's the one you've all been waiting for folks! Gretchen's boobies! Operators are standing by. Do I hear ten? Do I hear twenty? Thirty...c'mon and GIVE!



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Aggie-rivation
Congratulations to Christine and her Texas A&M team. We were dominated, and there was no escaping the loss. I could sit here bitching and moaning about bad officiating -- but the truth is, our defense didn't play to win and our offensive play calls were mostly laughable at best. We didn't deserve to walk out of College Station the victors today. It's funny. Three years ago, a one-loss season would have been something Sooner fans begged for. Today, we're just left shaking our heads at another "what if" season.

I fully expect all of you to give, give, and give some more to make me feel better tonight. Captain Morgan can only be just so comforting...

But don't expect me to be ashamed of my team. I am an Oklahoma Sooner. And I will always be damn proud of that.
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FARKing great...
A big welcome to all of the FARK'ers stopping by! If you want bare-boobies, please donate to charity, and we'll be happy to pass 'em along. We're greedy, but we ain't stupid. And yes, the heads were cut off on the photos to focus on...well...the beautiful breastesses. But if you will click on each picture, you can match the tatas to their rightful owner. Stay tuned. More boobies on the way this weekend. And thanks for stopping by!

UPDATE: Since we do have so many new people coming in that haven't been around from the start, and don't know just what this is all about, the donations page has been updated with the information about the charity this site's viewers have recommended. We aren't going first-class folks. We just want to raise that much for charity.

UPDATE 2: I have called the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and left a voicemail message for a call back so I can try to register with the charity for donations. That way you can check up on us if you'd like to make sure the money is going where we say it is going. The recording (1-800-462-9273) says they are closed on Monday the 11th, so I should hear back from them hopefully on Tuesday. Please visit their website if you would like to donate directly. Just please leave us a note here saying you did so. Thanks!
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Catch a falling star
Just a heads up -- we'll be sleeping very late tomorrow and then driving down to Tampa to join the Sooner Club for OU vs. Texas A&M. Any donations made between now and the end of the game will be posted when I'm back home and online.

I still have promises of photos from a few of you -- so please send 'em in when you can! We'll be taking donations through the end of the weekend and will need more pics to keep us going! She's already up to the challenge. Are you? Don't forget -- the profits beyond what we need for airfare are going to charity!

By the way, everything relating to the Boobie Drive is now on its own page. But the page isn't work-safe (all of the photos, other than pop-ups, automatically display without having to click the "read more" link) -- so be smart when you click! You can vote on your favorite pair there now, too.

Have a great weekend everyone!
-Robyn
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Can I please get a Boomer Sooner?
Click here for the second shot...and more! And stay tuned tomorrow!



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A special note from Statia
Hey guys, your lovely boobie girl, Statia here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all and tell you what awesome people you are. When Robyn started this campaign, I never expected it to get as big as it did. I haven't posted any links on my site because there are a few people that I work with that know the url. The fact that I have to censor myself to begin with pisses me off. I didn't want you to think that I didn't appreciate every penny that you've sent. It makes me feel so loved and awestruck at your generosity. The reason I'm alone for the holidays is due to family differences. Not only are you guys kickass, but so are Robyn and Todd for opening their hearts and home to me at a time when I need it most.

And all of you girls who showed your racks. You guys rock. I love you all.

Now, lemme go shoot some more boobies.
-Statia



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Who's next?
We are theeeeeeeees close to just broke $750 -- who's sending pics next? Do it for the boobies!
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Boobies down under
Jessica has helped with the cause from the land down under. Where women glow and men plunder. You better run, you better take cover. And check out the third in the Aussie series here.





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The neighbors complain about the noises above
Here's what started it all, folks! If this doesn't make you open those wallets back up again, then you REALLY need to get your pulse checked! By the way, check here again. New photos just added to the Friday Night wet t-shirt contest...


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The summit of beauty and love
So you're sitting at home on Friday night. You're bored. You're checking this site every five minutes to find new boobies. Well do I have the pair just for you. You know Da Goddess? Well Joanie has donated not one, but three pics to the cause. And not a single one of them features clothed boobies. That's right. We've crossed the threshold of USA's "Up All Night" into Skinamax territory baby! But you don't get these for free. Oh no. And I won't put bare-boobie pics up in my blog. You're gonna have to pay for the password to see these babies. And Joanie has offered a special present for each donation of $50 or more, in addition to the three photos mentioned above. Who's in?

In case you need reviews before you pay...from the men who've seen 'em...

Todd: "I'd hit it!"
Dan: "Worth every penny!"

The bidding begins at $50 for the password. Don't let the boobies down!
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We've got boobies, yes we do -- we've got boobies!

All Blogger Boobie-Thon entries are now located on their own page!



How 'bout you? To kick things off for tonight's round, we bring you the lovely Michele in glorious black and white.

So here's the deal as I sit down to update the donor list for the evening... Since this is all about boobies, it should also be for boobies.

If we go over what it takes for the original project (we never in our wildest dreams thought this campaign would generate this much revenue in such a short time), we want to give the funds to breast cancer research. Can everyone please pipe in and let us know what would be the best charity to direct the funds towards? A celebration of breasts really should be about preserving them as well!

Click the read more (not work friendly) for Michele's contribution -- and stay tuned! We have much more promised for this evening. And with Stacy and I, and a new bottle of tequila, in the same house...it just. Got. Interesting.




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Big and small, you love 'em all!
Just a quick update... Todd is home today and we slept late, so I haven't been able to update the tally or donor's list yet, but we've broken the $600 mark! C'mon, you can do better than that! It sounds like Gretchen is stepping up the camera this weekend, so please stay tuned! Todd and I have a few errands to run before Dan and Stacy get here for the evening. After these messages, we'll be right back...
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She was sent here from heaven, and she’s daddy’s little girl
If you ever needed a feel-good story to end the week on, this is it. Dori, J.E., and their son Tait have been through so much since I first met them and designed Dori's journal, but karma points have added up and soon they will be bringing home their little daughter / sister Jaden from China. They have pics up now in Dori's blog, so be sure to check them out and leave your well-wishes! Normally I don't advocate raising a child in burnt orange , but Jaden couldn't be going to a more loving, deserving home -- and I wish their family all the best in the days ahead! Congrats and best wishes for the holidays guys!
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I'd just like to extend a big, warm blogger welcome to all of the TOTALFARK'ers out there! Grab a seat, pop open a cold one, and enjoy you's some blogger boobies! (Thanks to Blue Coyote for referring us!)
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If you want my body and you think I'm sexy...
I'd want to point out that we are a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha away from the $½K mark we've blown past $500 with a bullet. You people freakin' rock! THANK YOU!
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Blogger wet t-shirt contest!

All Blogger Boobie-Thon entries are now located on their own page!



Ok, Statia and I are women of our words... Who's next, ladies? Oh yeah, and ummm, don't click these links at work. No, seriously. And as long as you keep giving, we'll keep taking!







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We must! We must! We must increase our...
As promised courtesy of Statia... Just $1089.38 left 'til first class!
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Phil-a-delphia freedom
Far be it from me to let down the sisterhood... We've got ourselves a challenge researching airfares and dates available to travel, so it's time to raise the bar higher again. See these? You'll notice that there t-shirt is white. If we can get the donation total raised to $400 by midnight EST (that's four hours from now), this photo will be reshot after a pitcher of water is poured down my front-side. And if we can get it up $500, I'm pretty sure I can guarantee you shots of her, and her and possibly even her and her. (Anyone else want to throw their two, errrr, cents in?)

And stay tuned for new Statia pics during tonight's festivities. Don't let us down. We just might get you up.

And while your pants wallets are open...please read this...
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A year's supply of Turtle Wax


Looking at the money board this afternoon, you will see that we have cracked the $250 $525 barrier. Thanks again to everyone who has donated -- be it with their cash, or their verbal and written support! All are appreciated equally! We've just about got enough to get a coach ticket here folks.

Give 'til it hurts. Elvis would have wanted it that way.
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List'ning to the Muzak, thinking 'bout this 'n' that
The first sign I'm turning 30 in 21 days...CNN headline..."Police, Clash, Elvis Costello in rock hall (of fame)". All bands I listened to in my youth. It's no longer my mom's bands like the Stones going in. It's mine. I. Need a drink.
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Yeah, I called ya' fat - look at me I'm skinny
I laid in bed for over fifteen minutes before finally coming back in here, flipping on the monitor, and sitting down to write. I'm angry and I hope the words will come out right. In the entire time I've been blogging I've deleted less than ten comments left at my site. One of those comments was left Wednesday evening.

What was the insult? It basically boiled down to "your friends are fat and my friend should be embarassed that he sat naked in the same hot tub with them at your house". (Not that it matters, but I remained clothed - and out of the hot tub for the most part that evening - so the comment didn't apply to me personally.) But the comment was left by a woman about other women. Why is it when women start to tear each other apart, the first thing they go after is weight? We all unite to slam fashion magazines and their constant parading of size 2 women, yet most of us seem to take glee in criticizing someone the instant they don't match that criteria.

In the last five years, I have literally been anywhere from a size 6 to 14. I've had surgeries, infertility drugs, and a health-related inability to exercise. When I'm a size 6, I can finally get my ass squeezed into my favorite pair of jeans. When I'm a 14, I finally get those breasts I yearned for in high school when the standard joke I always heard was, "You're like a pirate's treasure...sunken chest." You get some, you lose some. But regardless of my weight, I'm still "me" inside. And my husband still treats me like the size 6 woman he married. Pity some anonymous stranger on the internet might not have the same compassion. If you can't love me when I'm a 14, I sure as hell don't want your love when I'm a 6.

If you EVER think you can come in my house and trash my friends for their weight (or anything else for that matter) you are sorely mistaken. Let she who is without unwanted cellulite cast the first Twinkie. I'll eat it for dessert, and then next I'll go after your soul for the main course. Let's make sure we're crystal on that, shall we? And now, back to your regularly scheduled boobies...
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Tastes great, less filling
Time to share a few of my favorite things...

  1. geekyprincess.com (formerly at "My So-Called Wife")
  2. Aged and Confused (people with freaky toes need love, too)
  3. go fish (wish I had time to write entries like this)
  4. Julie/Julia Project (wish I had time to cook entries like this)
  5. Minnesota Gardener (freakin gorgeous design)
Need more? Sheesh, you guys are never satisfied! Click here...
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I’ve got to gather my senses together

[My Mikey]

Thought I heard your voice yesterday
And I turned around to say
That I know you didn’t realize...

But it was just my mind playing tricks on me

It seems colder lately at night
And I try to sleep with the lights on
Every time the phone rings
I pray to god it’s you....

I miss you
There’s no other way to say it
And I...I can’t deny it

I miss you
It’s so easy to see
I miss you and me

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To all the girls I've loved before
Lookee what Chris sent me (click here to see)! *sniff* And I didn't even wear the good bra today...
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Chicken soup for the blogger's soul
I had this as an "update" for awhile here, but thought it warranted its own entry and attention. The more I think about it, the more I want those who don't know me well to understand... Yes there are jokes about boobies. And yes, there will probably be boobies. But this isn't about buying me a book or a CD or anything off my Amazon list for my 30th birthday that I don't really need. This is about a friend helping a friend. It kills me to think that those I care about may be spending the holidays alone. Todd and I can't always afford to go back home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we have each other. Not everyone in this world is lucky enough to have that. And as such, our home is always open to our friends without someone else to share the occasion with.

So yes, you are "technically" paying for boobies if you follow the letter of our silly campaign. But you can't put a pricetag on friendship. Where Karyn is asking for people to BAIL her out of the choices she's made, we are merely asking those we know to HELP Statia out of circumstances she has no control over. Karyn dug herself into her own hole. She had insane spending habits and needed someone to swoop in and rescue her from her own life decisions. We haven't asked for anyone to make up for past mistakes. With or without this silly little fundraiser, Statia's Thanksgiving Day will just be spent in a different location. Without Karyn's benefactors she would end up in court and most likely losing everything she owned.

If you can't see the difference in that, then please -- go donate to a real charity. We're not stopping you, and we're not saying we're more important. We aren't here to make anyone rich or give them a Winona-sized shopping spree at Saks. We only want to help make them happy...

UPDATE: As of November 10th, we have raised $1029.10 total. Afer the cost of the just-purchased $359 airline ticket, to date as of 7:00 EST on 11.10.02, $670.10 will be going to charity.
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Sunday, bloody Sunday
You know those undies with the days of the week screen-printed on the hiney? Well this is kinda like that, only for blogs. You'll notice I share lazy Sundays* with the one I love. And don't you forget it. (*Panties optional.)
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Don't give a damn 'bout my reputation
I just want to get one thing clear for the asshole out there who knows exactly who he is. Statia has been one of the biggest Karyn-bashers there is. This was not HER deal. It was mine. I wanted one of our dearest friends down here for Thanksgiving, which as a matter of fact just happens to fall on my birthday this year thanks to poor planning by my parents and the calendar of doom. She was going to be alone. We weren't. It was a joke. A joke that people have happily opened up their wallets for, but a joke nonetheless. I am the one that started it. I am the one that set it up. And I am the the one that informed her it had been done AFTER the fact. We couldn't afford to do it between the three of us, but if you tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on...

If people can send $20K to a mindless twit who doesn't want her Prada shoes repossessed, more power to 'em. If people want to send $10 so friends can be together during the holidays and one of their 30th birthdays, that is also their right. I'm so sorry that it has interfered with your little "reputation". Just remember in double-standard land you are the "stud" who got to hold her tits on camera. She is the whore for baring them. What the fuck ever. Can you hear that plonk? It's the sound of your URL dropping off my Blogroll.

Good riddance...
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They're real, and they're spectacular!
Statia has officially upped the ante. Operators are standing by...
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Soft, fluffy milk pillows™* for Thanksgiving


I'd like to point out that in just under 24 hours, we've already raised over $225 (tally at official site)! Dig into those pockets and give 'til it hurts. I only turn 30 once. Don't let this opportunity pass you by folks...

*milk pillows trademark Gretchen Pirillo and MadTV

Please feel free to use any of the buttons here to link to the cause!
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If the Pashmina doesn't fit, you must aquit
Ok I'm setting up a blog pool for sentencing. My money is on 6-months probation and 150 hours of community service. Prison time? P-shaw. There's a Sony entertainment exec on the jury. Anyone in?

UPDATE: CNN has changed the headline and the intro paragraph in the article linked above. Prosecutor won't seek jail for Ryder: "Shortly after Oscar-nominated actress Winona Ryder was found guilty of shoplifting charges Wednesday, Los Angeles prosecutors said they would not press for a sentence that would include time in jail..." Place your bets accordingly.
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Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream
While researching a question someone asked me, I ran across this site for the first time -- PhotoshopCafe. They have a lot of great Photoshop tips, tricks, and tutorials. They even have a list of Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. If you haven't been there before, check 'em out!
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Facelifts for everyone!
Blogdex has a shiny and new look, and Blogger wants a shiny and new look. I'm beginning to feel left out of the loop...
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I get by with a little help from my friends
Spread the word! It's time to bring Boobies to Florida! We only have 22 days to meet our goal...

UPDATE: Feel free to swipe the button above for your blogs...
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She's moody and grey, she's mean and she's restless
For those wanting Florida election coverage, Seki has a nice play-by-play going over at her place!

UPDATE: You can follow along with CNN.com and MSNBC as well.
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It's the cheesiest!
Since we had to go vote, dinner's a bit late tonight. This comes out of the oven in just under 30 minutes from now. Who's hungry?
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Cruise control
Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt, dearie...
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There's many lost, but tell me who has won?



I found this on FARK today and just had to save it. For some reason, it made me smile and think of a few very special someones... Don't worry though. I still consider myself one "of the biggest tree hugging, peace loving people" she knows.
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Fame puts you there where things are hollow
Finally...Fashion Dish is updating their site again!
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Insane in the membrane
Today New Mexico voters will decide whether or not to amend their Constitution to allow "idiots" and "insane persons" to vote. No word yet on whether or not they'll still allow "idiots" and "insane persons" to be elected President. And you guys thought Florida was bad!
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It's beginning to look a lot like...
Whether you buy, rent or borrow -- holiday movie season is almost upon us. (Or if you're money hungry like Disney, it's already upon us.) So here's a site to bookmark for soon-to-be use: Our Clueless Holiday Movie List!

We've compiled three pages of titles over the years, but if you see one we've left out -- please say so in the comments.
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Feeling her pain
Your heart just breaks for them...money doesn't always buy happiness...and sometimes you don't realize just exactly what you've wished for 'til it's too late.

"We agreed to do the show and so the cameras are here all the time," she [Sharon Osbourne] said. "So it's a little bit invasive right now and we have no privacy. You know when you're sick, you want to be on your own? I can't throw up on my own and Ozzy can't get drunk on his own."

When I'm at my worst, I don't even want Todd around me. I just want to shut off alone. I can't imagine having a camera crew and the entire MTV world there as well. (Read more at CNN.com.)

UPDATE: As pointed out by Jake, not so fast there... Entertainment Weekly is now reporting two more seasons are in the works.
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Dry lips crack out for more
The new Samhain issue of Banshee Studios is live! Go there...now.

Edited to say this was the 1500th post of 2002. Gooooo me! Now if I could figure out how to reply to all of my e-mail in a timely manner.
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Seepin' booty



Try as she might, someone just couldn't keep mom's work hours...
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Hey. Wait. I've got a new complaint.
I never hopped on the "what's in your Amazon Gold Box" blog entry bandwagon. But after viewing my latest string of crappy loot, I have decided to write the company. I'm sure I will be ignored. But in the past week I've had diaper stackers, bottle warmers and baby toys -- and tonight was the final straw. Not only did I get a baby carrier, but also a crib set, in my box. For someone who is infertile, it's a slap in the face each and every time I visit Amazon's site now. I avoid baby stores, online and brick and mortar, for a very good reason.

Between the non-stop parade of baby items, and Christine's never-ending we think you need power tools hints, they need to have a "pass and never show me items like this again" button as well.

Otherwise, I'm through clicking. If you'd like to complain to Amazon about their Gold Box product selection methods you can do so here.
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I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it...
I opened up the voting for the 2002 Dress Contest judges tonight. The contestants (and ten semi-finalist winners) will be made public a week from today! And this year for the very first time, the public will also be able to vote in a separate poll. We have a beautiful group of dresses entered this year -- thanks so much to everyone who has helped, linked, and submitted!
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How many people wanna kick some ass? I do! I do!
Refs, you suck. And AP pollsters, you're damn right.
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Linky dinky thinky
Todd wanted permalinks for the comments in his individual archives (which double as his comment template) like Michele has. When there's a will, there's a way, and I found a great tutorial at "the girlie matters", so I thought I'd pass it along. I've added it to my site as well -- and now, you can, too!
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The AAA #1 Blog - now with cleavage!
Spotted over at Seki's -- Amish Tech Support weighs in on Getting a Hook for Your Blog. "If a clueless runt like Rebecca Blood can shove crap between two covers and sell it, so can I..."
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Make boobage, not war
Back to the top...'cause I like it on top. If you haven't voted yet -- scoot! And the photo is just double-incentive from me in case you're being a slacker.


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It's not easy bein' green
Hey, what dumbass decided to suit up the Irish in green today? Do they know nothing about karma and superstition (since the last time the Irish wore green, in a '99 bowl game, they also lost)? So this week I'd like to say that Miami has made a believer out of me. I've had doubts all season, but that comeback against Rutgers this afternoon has shown me they're for real. (Hey, you can't fault a girl for tryin'! I stick with what works.)

Hybl had another lackluster day for the Sooners, but once again our Defense showed they were the best in the nation. I'm still chuckling at the ABC breakdown for Nate though. I shit you not, they said he was the four "O's", and two of them were obedient and oral. Oral. Who writes this stuff? That's almost t-shirt worthy right there... Oral. Oh baby!

We were supposed to meet Stacy and Dan down in Clearwater tonight after the game, but ended up coming straight home. I'm not feelin' so hot and have a date with the couch and my b'ankie. Sorry guys! Hope everyone's having a great weekend! And Boomer frickin' Sooner, mmmk?
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Anyone up for bar-b-chewed Buffalo?


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Rock the vote
This is for all of my Florida and Tampa Bay area readers: The St. Petersburg Times has put together an excellent rundown of all of the candidates in Tuesday's general election, and a full list of all 10 Constitutional Amendments up for consideration and what they mean (including changes to the death penalty, prohibiting smoking, and reducing the class size in public schools).

We're already a national joke. Let's not be individual ones, too. Take the time to be informed!
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5 things you may not know about this site but should
  1. You don't have to be stuck looking at Gwen. Unless of course you just want to. There are thirteen other design choices here, including one that will disguise my blog as a Word document for work. If you don't like the skin you select first-try, just go back and pick a new one.
  2. There are two hidden "Easter Egg" skins not on the skins index page mentioned above. You have to hunt for them though. Clues are in the sidebar.
  3. You can subscribe to my blog via e-mail. You'll get a daily digest of my posts in case you don't have web access at work.
  4. If you're looking for an old post or comment, you can just do an advanced search for them here.
  5. This blog even has a PDA version you can subscribe to! (You can view the template for it here, and Meryl has put together a tutorial on how to do it for your own blogs here.)
For this, and other useless facts, just snoop around the sidebar... And a Bonus Tip for MT users that you may, or may not, already know about. You can view what people are searching for on your blog (via MT Search) by viewing your Activity Log in MT 2.5+. Go to the "Main Menu", and you'll find the Activity Log link to the right.
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Medieval times
The November 2002 (wedding) Dress of the Month is up online!
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And I'm familiar with the Kama Sutra

I've taken it down to save on bandwidth. E-mail me if you want it!
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Never, ever go by the letter
I don't have time to eat out tonight, so I brought the restaurant to us. If you want the Pasta Milano at Romano's Macaroni Grill, but not the $30 check, see the recipe I just posted at The Red Kitchen.
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The Jerky Girls
Funniest. Voicemail message. Ever. (Last 10 seconds edited out to remove phone number.)

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Who's got the last laugh now
Every once in awhile, among all the "tear-jerker" forwards, my mom will send something that makes me chuckle. So now, you can, too.

Men are like Slinkies . . . not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and think, "Well, that's not going to happen."

In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they use to.

You know when you're sitting on a chair and you lean back so you're just on two legs. Then you lean too far and you almost fall over but at the last second you catch yourself? I feel like that all the time.

Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Doctors can be frustrating. You wait a month-and-a-half for an appointment, and he says, I wish you'd come to me sooner.

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

You read about all these terrorists - most of them came here legally, but they hung around on these expired visas, some for as long as 10-15 years. Now, compare that to Blockbuster; you are two days late with a video and those people are all over you. Let's put Blockbuster in charge of immigration.

According to a recent survey, men say the first thing they notice about a woman are their eyes. And women say the first thing they notice about men is they're a bunch of liars.
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Thank god it's Friday!
Say it loud and say it proud -- it's finally Friday boys and girls!

  1. If you can't stand the heat...get out the double-wide kitchen!
  2. And suddenly images from "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" come flooding back...
  3. Pssst...hey kid...the Internet is free.
  4. It is in these hills that Juan Valdez and his trusty goat gather coffee beans every morning.
  5. Pot - it's not just for Glaucoma anymore. "I'll ask my doctor."
And now...your moment of zen... Happy (almost) weekend!
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No more monkeys jumpin' on the bed!
Him (during Conan O'Brien): Oh look! A damn dirty ape!
Me: That's a wolfman, dumbass.
Him: (sheepishly) Oh yeah, I guess you're right...
Me: And you call me blonde?

We've really got to do something about that obsession of his...
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We're a couple of misfits
UPDATE: To everyone searching for this, if you can't find it at Target -- or don't have a Target store near you, I found it for sale on the Amazon/Target website! They aren't currently in stock but you can request to be e-mailed for updates when available.



To make up for my lack of Halloween cheer, I decided to start on Christmas just a few weeks early. Lookee what we bought at Tarjhét tonight! They're all separate pieces, and three guesses what Todd sneaks off to work with in the morning...
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