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Amateur photographers
Ryan and Chel have really good amateur photography shots of the Tampa plane crash up at their blog now.
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Another one!
And now another plane crash! A commuter plane (early reports say United) has crashed near Boulder, Colorado. One of our best friends is a commuter pilot out of the Denver area. Aaaack! (Updated to say: Now they say it was most likely a single-engine Cessna with one aboard. I hope!)
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Unbelievable
Yeah, my heart literally stopped when I flipped from a basketball game to hear a small plane crashed into a Tampa Bay skyscraper, taking off without clearance, and followed by a Coast Guard helicopter! I don't think it's as bad as it sounds now that I've read and seen more...but still... We used to live about 10 blocks from the airport it took off from, for over 3 years.
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Thank yoooooooou!
We got one of the coolest gifts in the mail today that we've ever received! Our stupid postal service is so slow here as to be embarassing...but lookee what Santa finally dropped off (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3)! It's a supah-coo' ceramic basket with hand-painted interchangeable ceramic "plates" for the sides. I just can't say thank you enough Stephanie. And now that I have your home address, you'd better watch out! *g* Thanks again - have I mentioned how much we love it?!
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More comments
Looks like yet another comments system is available for those using Blogger and the like. (Link thanks to Cluttered Life.)
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Heads-up
Stories like this are why parents HAVE to be smart and monitor their kids' online time usage. Install tracking software. Check their browser history. Check their message logs if possible. You would think a 13 year old girl would know better, but apparently not. And having multiple images of your children openly available on the 'net as they get older can just compound the problem, because the frickin' wastes of existance know who and what to look for. It's incredibly sad something like this has to happen to be a wake-up call, but sometimes people forget the true power of the 'net -- both for good and evil. Be careful folks!
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Should I stay or should I go?
Holy cow -- what a day! You could barely get over reeling from the shock that Spurrier had resigned, until the OU message boards darn near imploded from "will he or won't he take the job?" He being Bob Stoops -- who had three wonderful years as a defensive coordinator with the Gators before going to OU. Stoops has been sighted everywhere from a Cracker Barrel in Norman, a pizza place in Gainesville, a beach house on the FL east coast, to our kitchen (right Todd?). It's just insane.

I love Bob Stoops. Bob helped lead us back to the promised land. Bob completely turned our shambles of a program back around in two short years, and in three years has given us a national championship, conference title, three bowls, and two top 10 finishes.

That said, Bob Stoops is not Oklahoma football. Oklahoma football was handed down by God, created by Bud, made a kingdom by Barry, and returned to glory by Bob. If he leaves, OU will still be OU. OU will still have tradition. OU will still make it a never-ending goal to thump the losers in Austin. We currently have the second-highest paid coach in the NCAA (only behind Florida), one of the best AD's in the nation, facilities any coach would give their left (well you know) for, and a stadium renovation that will make me weep the first time I stand in awe of it. Bob Stoops goes? Oklahoma football stays. Sure there may be some rebuilding around coaching shifts and hires. Sure there may be rocky roads ahead as they take place. But seven national championships speaks for itself. The longest unbeaten streak in collegiate history speaks for itself. And the fact that we're Sooner born, Sooner bred, and when we die we'll be Sooner dead puts the exclamation point on the whole deal.

Will I be sad if I wake up tomorrow and flip on ESPN to learn Stoops will be putting the orange and blue back on once again? You betcha. Will I lose sleep over it? Hell no! The Sooner faithful are hungry, and the winning tradition will continue, no matter who's at the reigns. All this paranoia-talk and freaking out into temper-tantrums each and every time a new coaching job comes open (Ohio State, the Browns, Notre Dame, etc.) is getting ridiculous. If I were Bob, frankly I'd be sick of it already, and would want to get away from it at my beach house.

My Sooners were around before Stoops -- and they will be around after Stoops. Whether or not that after comes tomorrow...or ten years from now... God speed Bob! I hope you make the best call!
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'Nuther redesign
Joy wanted a new look so I hooked 'er up today. Whatcha think?
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aixelsyd
I'm not sure if it's dyslexia or what, but how come every time I see http://www.littleweetiny.com in my site stats, my brain reads it as http://www.littletinyweenie.com?
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Whoa!
Well Todd just broke the blog scoop of the year...holy cow! Spurrier is leaving Florida!
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A sigh is just a sigh
And now...I sigh heavily. For the season that was. For the season that wasn't. For the season that always seems to end much too soon. For the Saturday afternoons that will be filled with nothing but golf and figure skating. For the fact I'll be lured into watching boring events like the Hula Bowl and the Draft, just to pretend football season is still with us, and to see all their faces once more. For the six-plus months between now and the next six-plus months of glory. Goodbye college football. *sniff* You will be missed! Let the mourning period begin...
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Congrats 'Canes
Well I tip my crimson and cream hat to Miami. They were all that. They did live up to the hype. And they stuck a HUGE thorn in the side of Nebraska. Enjoy those roses, 'Canes!
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Just say Julie!
I helped one of Joy's friends get set up in the blogging world last night. She's nose-deep into wedding planning right now, so stop by "Just Say Julie" to offer suggestions, trade war-stories, and/or just say "hi"!
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Well then...
It's looking like the Colorado-game-Nebraska showed up in Pasadena. This could get painful pretty darn quick!
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BCS Blows
Here's an interesting chart of how college football play-off brackets would have looked this season, in theory. Hmmmph -- stupid BCS!
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Monthlies
The January 2002 "destination wedding of the month" and "destination wedding article of the month" are up online now. The wedding of the month is a gorgeous Scottish castle wedding -- be sure to give it a look!
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This 'n' that
Whew! Today is one of those days where guilt has got the best of me and I have to sit down start tackling all the other site stuff I've sorely neglected while playing with blogs (mine and others). I finally got my College Football Topsites List reset again this morning. And while I was doing that, I got payment for two banners on "Wholly Matrimony!" from GetawayWeddings.com, so I added those to the site and into the banner rotation there. I'm just about to belatedly finish up the Destination Wedding and Destination Wedding Article of the Month. And after that I have to approve four webrings full of aplications. I need...a nap!
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Way to go Gators!
Congrats to the Florida Gators for their absolute shellacking of the Maryland Terps tonight in the Orange Bowl. I know that Susannah and David will be going to bed with visions of touchdowns in their heads. And I can't wait for the Hula Bowl now when mentor pairs with student once again. Bob Stoops will be one of the coaches, and Spurrier (Sr., not Jr.) will be his offensive coordinator.

But first things first -- the regular season wraps up tomorrow night in the Rose Bowl. I have to cast my hopes and dreams on Nebraska for a few reasons. One, I can't stand the BCS. If Miami wins, that just puts one more plug in the dike we all know is about to break. It's time to head back to the drawing board again and take that play-off idea a little more seriously. (Yes Todd, I did use the word dike.) Although this same exact scenario played out last year and benefited my beloved Sooners, I was a vocal critic of the BCS then, and remain so now. It only worked because we won. Will Miami be able to do the same? Two, it's all about the money baby. If Nebraska wins, they bring a big ol' cash pay-out home with them to the Big XII Conference. Three, I think the mighty Ducks got hosed this year and had more of a right to head to Pasadena than Nebraska did. If Nebraska wins, Oregon earns their rightful claim to half of the glory. And four, I hate the 'Canes. Any self-respecting Sooner does after all that bad blood in the 80s. Nebraska is red. Miami is orange. The math from there is simple. Go 'Huskers!
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Wookin' pa nub - the sequel
I decided to help Christine out today since she's always helping me...ok, there were selfish reasons, too, since I use it all the time...but I got the beta 1.3 version of MT Search up and running for our blogs. So if you get the itch to test it out, you can do a boolean search like the examples on my advanced search page, and *crossing fingers*, they should work!
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MT 1.4
Heads up... Looks like the release of the bigger, better MT v. 1.4 is less than a week away! And this version will include a calendar -- yippee.
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Pour your misery down on me
Note to weather gods: The holidays are over. Rainy and low 30s are not south-central Florida. Please take that crap back up north of the FL-GA border where it belongs... I want my sun - and my DirecTV - back, thankyouverymuch!
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All tuckered out
Well both trees have been taken down and everything safely packed away - the lights on the outside of the house were all removed - and all of the thank-you's have been signed, sealed, and addressed to go. So how does one feel in the midst of all this? Just take a look for yourself.

I faced an interesting etiquette dilemna when writing the thank-you's this year. We have two friends, one of which is an incurable practical joker. Only not the "nice, silly" kind, and unfortunately not always the funny kind either. Along with an absolutely stunning Lenox china "first year in your new home" 2001 ornament, they also included a university of texas t-shirt. They just moved to Dallas this year and thought it would be funny. Not. And I feel really bad b/c they didn't just ship one of those $3.99 fall-apart-after-one-washing shirts either. Oh no. They sent a very nice shirt, in all it's nauseating orange glory. I didn't quite know how to say thanks (Todd wouldn't even leave it in the house once we opened the box), so I just joked and said "thank you for the lovely toilet bowl cleaner". She also just e-mailed minutes ago to ask what we thought of it because there's more where that came from. (They are from NY btw, so this is not an alumni-taunting-another-alumni joke.) I politely begged her to just donate the money they would spend on something like that next year to an animal shelter, or a fund to help keep Bevo sedated -- because believe me, the husband would do it EVERY year. We'll see if that works. Oh well, I guess at least it's not the 14" bright purple dild0, and "pickle-shaped" vibrat0rs, they were sending a few years back. I really don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I would guess we've received over $150 in naughty gag-gifts from them in the last 5 years and I really would love to see it go to a child without presents instead. Sigh.
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Winter wedding dress
The new wedding Dress of the Month for January 2002 has been announced. Go check it out!
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dOUminating
Here are a few highlights from today's Cotton Bowl victory, thanks to ESPN, in case you missed the game:

"With major award winners Roy Williams and Rocky Calmus leading the way, the No. 10 Sooners tied a school record with nine sacks and held the Razorbacks to just 50 yards in a 10-3 victory.....The Sooners allowed Arkansas (7-5) only two completions for 13 yards.....New OU offensive coordinator Chuck Long stuck to a conservative plan and produced only a 1-yard touchdown run by Nate Hybl in the first quarter and a 32-yard field goal by Tim Duncan to open the second half.....That 10-0 lead seemed insurmountable, though, considering how the Sooners were defending their turf."

".....Arkansas didn't get into Oklahoma territory until a short punt put it there late in the third quarter.....The Razorbacks made six first downs all game, two by penalty.....Oklahoma's sacks, which cost Arkansas 55 yards, were its most in a bowl and matched the most in any game.....The Sooner Schooner rode onto the field to start celebrating the 11th 11-win season in school history."

"The whole game was like their last punt," (Arkansas Head Coach) Nutt said. "Surely it's going to roll into the end zone. It didn't. It stopped at the 6-inch line."
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Yippee!
OU WINS the Cotton Bowl 10-3, for the first "W" of 2002! Many congrats to this year's team, and best wishes to all of the graduating seniors -- Boomer Sooner! Oh how I love seeing that OU flag planted at the Cotton Bowl's 50-yardline again. P.S. Please come back Roy!

And in other football news -- way to go Cocks! You stuffed those Ohio State lah-hooo-sers two years in a row in the Outback Bowl in Tampa!
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Big hair and blogging
Remember that old MTV VJ Adam Curry? Looks like he has a blog, too. Now where did I put my Stiff Stuff hairspray?
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The first of 2002
It's my first BOOMER SOONER of 2002! Go OU -- beat the crap out of the Razorbacks (in the Cotton Bowl)!
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Happy 2002!
And with this, I bid you all a good night, and a very happy 2002! Off to do more New Year's Eve snuggling now...

"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go in, community. New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion."

~Mark Twain, Letter to Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, Jan. 1863
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Shortcuts
If you missed posts before New Year's Day due to the holiday, here's a shortcut to all the stuff from this week. And the survey I put up is here.
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Wookin' pa nub
Oh yeah, the search feature won't work for a bit either...Christine will have to re-upload everything there. So please be patient! For now, to access the 2001 blog (also without search feature for the time being), please go here.
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Makin' the move for 2002
To help keep the archives down in size, this is a whole new MT blog for 2002! Thanks to Christine for ALL of her help tonight with the reinstall for both of us! If there are a few bumps in the road for the next several hours...please be patient... We're running low on chocolate.

Oh yeah, the search feature won't work for a bit either...Christine will have to re-upload everything there. So please continue to hold! For now, to access the 2001 blog (also without search feature for the time being), just go here.
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Cats on strike
The cats were threatening to go on strike (or leave hairballs on our pillows) since Claire always gets the brag-photo action around here, so to add to the shame of kitty porn and exploitation on the 'net, here are a couple of photos of Selina and Madeline under the tree (which comes down tomorrow) tonight. Happy New Year's Eve everyone!
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Pink!
We went out to Best Buy to cash in a few Christmas gift certificates, and then out to dinner. While out, I got my first stare-point-scream "Oh my God! Her hair is pink!" Tee hee. It's worth it now just for THAT!
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Happy New Year's Eve
Top Ten Signs You're At A Bad New Year's Eve Party
(taken from Letterman Top 10 Lists over the years)

10. At 11:58 the host announces, "I gotta get up early. Everybody out."
9. The guy playing Baby New Year in a diaper actually wears one year-round
8. It's at Puff Daddy's place and no one gets shot!
7. The best-looking woman at the party is Katherine Harris
6. To give it a Times Square feel, everyone is groped, fondled and pick-pocketed
5. "Party hats" look suspiciously like stolen traffic cones
4. The "champagne" is really apple juice mixed with Alka Seltzer
3. You notice a "Happy 1999" tag on the package of shrimp you've been eating all night
2. At the stroke of midnight, everyone starts doing their taxes

- And The Number One Sign You're At A Bad New Year's Eve Party -

1. When the ball drops, so do Grandpa's pants!
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