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You found out I've got a crush on you
Guess who we both got to talk to on the phone tonight? This country is just too friggin' big sometimes! We all need to be able to meet up at the local pub on weekends for dinner and drinks just because...grumble, grumble... It was great talking to you, Mikey!
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Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap
We went to see "Mr. Deeds" tonight. If you're a Sandler fan, two thumbs up. Not his best...but definitely good for a few laughs. If you don't care for him all that much, make it a rental. Before we left Todd took a new photo of me in the shorts I started my diet in. They fit snug back then. My hips are the only thing holdin' them em up now -- I've dropped about two sizes. Goooooo water!

And I bought these tonight after admiring Stacy's new blog skin all week -- froggies!
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Looks like Batman brought his own Robyn

Bitches and gentlemen, it's showtime, hurry hurry, step right up...

Let's get down to business. I don't got no time to play around, what is this? Must be a circus in town. Let's shut the shit down on these clowns. Can I get a witness? Hell yeah!

That's it. I hereby decree every Friday to be Eminem Friday. I kinda like this bouncy feelin in my computer chair goin' on...lightning? What storm?
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Squish the bug
By the way, I discovered a small little bug last night regarding MT 2.2's TrackBack feature. If you want the fix Ben provides one here.
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Am I ever gonna see my wedding day
In week two of "Today Throws a Wedding", you get to choose the couple's reception location. NBC's picking up the tab -- I pick Tavern on the Green! Sixteen bucks for a shrimp cocktail? You betcha! It's obvious their fancy money didn't go into web design though...
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Señora, you're a whore-ah!
E! has a new list of Adam Sandler's Funniest Moments. It's worth it just for the video clip of "Schmitt's Gay"! I still remember watching that live in the dorms back in college and nearly falling off the couch I was laughing so hard. Ahhhhh... Good times. But how in the hell (pun intended) did Little Nicky make the list?
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Hitting the trifecta
Hey Stacy -- remember when we were asked to come up with original reasons for disliking President Bush? Well can you please add these to my list now? (Article from MSNBC.com.)
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Lizard lovin'

"Yeah, I shagged 'er baby. I shagged 'er rotten!" The view we had at dusk tonight when we were weeding the front yard. Couldn't resist capturing the moment and sharing it here...
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A new World order
The Daypop Top 40 has a link to "The New World Trade Center 2002", and most of the reviews of the design seem to be positive. But the first thing that popped into my mind when seeing it was "sticks of dynamite" and the thought of that gave me the willies. Is it just me? (For more info visit the New World Trade Center 2002 site.)
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Why buy the cow...
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- It's official. Men really are afraid of commitment.

Confirming what women have long known, an American study released on Wednesday shows men are dragging their feet on getting married.

Researchers say one of the biggest reasons that men are delaying marriage is that more and more couples are choosing to live together before marriage. As a result, sex -- traditionally one of the main reasons for men to marry -- is relatively easily available, they say...
(Read full article at CNN.com.)

We got married at 23 and lived together beforehand. Oops.
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Damn. I missed it. (Transcript at Dawson Speaks.)
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He's got the cutest little baby face

Kieran Nicolas was welcomed into the world with wide open arms at 2:22 a.m. on June 25, 2002. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., 20-inches tall. Mommy, daddy, and son are at home now comfortably resting. Many congrats Nikki and Ryan. He's precious!
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I love creative license plates. Here are "red lists of banned tags, letters taking umbrage at supposedly offensive plates, official letters notifying drivers that their plate is objectionable, plate holders's passionate pleas to keep their beloved tags, and more" from The Smoking Gun. Make sure to hit the "Letters of Complaint" section first. Apparently saying "RAIN SUX" is a very bad thing -- and quite offensive -- here in Florida. And of course, the best accidental plate ever, also from right here in the Sunshine State! (Link from The Smoking Gun.)

P.S. I think I'm related to this guy. At least, I want to be...
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She's one in a million girl
Did you ever see "Mumford"? Looks like Jason Lee's wet dream just came true. (Pun intended. Ba dum dum.) $5749 a doll though? And $6999 for a male doll with $800 shipping? Yikes. It's been awhile, granted, but I don't remember it ever being that bad to be single! (Link from nastybastard.org.)
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I came to help restore your pluck...
Dear Sandra,

I have seen your ass all 20 times you have mailed it to me in the last two days (at every single account I have). I promise. Really, I have. I wouldn't lie to you. Although it is nice, I have seen better to be honest. I also do not want to download your MPEG and watch you <censored for mom!> -- there's no telling where that ass has been. Now go away and pester that guy who wants his penis enlarged naturally -- I'm quite sure he could use your help/services.

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It's in the photograph
Finally! Todd's cousin Susan just e-mailed me recent photos of her trip to Austin, so now you can all see the face behind the wit (and that bitchin' new haircut she's sportin').
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Valley girl
Another new WM! client to check out -- Napa Villa Vineyard Retreat. "The Villa is a privately owned luxury rental property completely furnished and equipped for destinations that could include vacations, executive retreats, family reunions or weddings."
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Tempted but the truth is discovered
I love Jason, yes I do -- I love Jason, how 'bout you? Because I always admire and respect a fellow overworked, underpaid perfectionist that doesn't know the definition of the word "quit"... After reading stuff like this yesterday, he went to work on Blogrolling again.

"I saw on a bunch of people's blogs how they were creamin' their undies about the feature in that other service where you roll over the blog's link and it tells you when it updated last. Well guess what? Go roll over your blogrolling links... If there isn't a description set for the link already and if I have a timestamp on file it tells you to the second when the blog was last updated. It's using GMT right now because that's the standard but I'll have it in soon to use custom timezones. That's a piece of cake but I can't be editing the DB tables tonight. Not exactly all that with it. But if the blog isn't found in the weblogs.com updates and you don't have a description set then it reverts to the URL in the description. Now isn't that snazzy?"

Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy!

I don't think you're happy enough. That's right! I'll teach you to be happy. I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs. Now, boys and girls, let's try it again!

Thanks Jason!
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Always a bridesmaid
DeKuyper Schnapps recently held a "Worst Bridesmaid's Dress Contest". I seriously would have hurt the bride that forced the poor winner in her dress if it had been me! I realize the goal is make sure you, as the bride, are the most beautiful woman in the room -- but this and this and this are just darn-near criminal to do to a friend! At least the winner, Robin Durr, got a free trip to Puerto Rico out of the deal -- considering she was out $210 for the frock.

And speaking of weddings, today is my mom's anniversary -- we both hope you and Gary have a very happy one!
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When I wake up in my makeup it's too early for that dress
This blog entry about Courtney Love's fight with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic (formerly of Nirvana) reminded me of this link Queen e-mailed me. Her caption said it all. "What the hell happened to Courtney Love?" There was a period a couple of years ago where she cleaned up, lost a lot of weight, and looked...dare I say...beautiful. But those photos are just frightening -- even if they were taken during a morning show. "Wilted and faded somewhere in Hollywood" is right!
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The freshest you've got - this year!
Just spotted over at Meryl's...freshblogs.com. "Unlike other programs, it doesn't rely a timed list like weblogs.com. If you don't do weblog rounds for a week, you can still see what's been updated since your last round of reading. Move the mousepointer over any blog in the list and it'll give you the date and time it was last updated."

Straight from the freshblogs.com website: "Freshblogs enables web users to track new content on their favorite weblogs. Your published watchlist displays the most recently updated sites at the top. As time passes, weblogs that are updated less frequently will drop in 'freshness' and disappear from the list."
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Don't hate me because I'm beautiful
Sorry Chris -- I swear I didn't mean to! It seems, at least for now, that Christine and I are the two slices of bread in a Chris Pirillo sandwich over in the Blogrolling Top 100 Links.
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Think I wanna drive your Benz? I don't.
As if we couldn't see the security cameras a mile away... E! is going to air a "True Hollywood Story" about Winona Ryder on Wednesday, June 26th.

E! also ranked the "best and worst TV moments" of the 2001-02 season. Their "best love triangle" was Ross, Rachel and Joey on "Friends". What-evah!

Arnold Schwarzenegger accepted an honorary doctorate on Sunday from Chapman University in Orange, California. His advice to the 2002 graduating class? "Buy when Martha Stewart buys. Sell when Martha Stewart sells. And if at all possible, marry a Kennedy."

Kermit the Frog is getting his own star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame".

Entertainment Weekly asks "Is J. Lo the new Julia Roberts"?

And last but certainly not least...I found a new (well to me) entertainment blog discovery...anythingbut.com!
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Here comes the bride...
One of my long-term destination wedding forum members is getting married today in Vegas by Elvis. She left a note over the weekend saying "anyone who wants to view the wedding live can see it Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas time". If you catch the ceremony, let me know (and please take a screen capture or two if you can)! The address to watch for it is here.
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Blow the candle out dear and make your wish come true

Statistics prove, prove that you've one birthday,
one birthday ev'ry year.
But there are 364 unbirthdays --
that is why we're gathered here to cheer.
A very merry unbirthday to you, to you.
A very merry unbirthday to you.
It's great to drink to someone,
and I guess that you will do.
A very merry unbirthday to you!

I'm sorry I missed your actual birthday Erika, but I wanted to wish you a very merry unbirthday today!

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Permanent vacation
"So why don't you tell us -- what did you do this summer, Robyn?"

Well we got to the Disney World Hilton about 2 p.m., even though check-in wasn't until 3 p.m. We were hoping to get a king-size bed if we got there early enough, since you can't specify room or bed type with Priceline.com. We didn't have any problem checking in at all, but after exiting the elevators and walking down literally the longest hallway I've ever been down in my life (while Todd fought the urge to skip and sing "I Want to Be an Airborne Ranger"), we got to the very last room at the end -- you guessed it -- two double beds. So we had to go back down the hall and try again. I told Todd this was probably their scare-tactic. By the time most people found the room they'd be too tired to argue. But a couple of apologies and few clicks of a keyboard later, we were off to our next room. And they must have upgraded us because it was literally twice the size of the other one! It had a long entry hallway, a separate little office area with desk and computer chair (better than our own!), walk-in closet, a really nice entertainment center, fully stocked fridge, two chairs, terry robes, bath sheets instead of towels, and a king bed with a feather duvet and feather pillows. *cue Robyn singing "I think I'm gonna like it here"*

We got settled in and then decided to head out for a late lunch. After about 5 minutes of "I don't know...what do YOU want to eat..." I had an epiphany. We'd yet to make it to CityWalk at Universal Studios so we headed over in that direction. We literally arrived just minutes before the rain. We had settled on Pat O'Brien's (a New Orleans institution) for lunch, and barely got our drink orders before the floodgates opened. The food was so-so. It was just enough like New Orleans fare to make us want an authentic muffuletta. But the drinks were perfection and we were both just a little lit when we made our exit. We decided to head over to the Cineplex and try to catch a show and wait the rain out. We bought tickets for "Minority Report", and then killed the hour before showtime "wastin' away again in Margaritaville".

No spoilers here, but I thought the movie was just "ok". I was very glad this theater sold alcohol to keep me distracted. I've seen a lot of very positive reviews floating around, but quite frankly, I don't like Tom Cruise. I'm sure that had a bit to do with my "eh, take it or leave it" opinion. Some of the technology was fascinating -- and some (like the advertising) was downright frightening to stop and think about. The thing that REALLY drove me bonkers in the plot line concerned Cruise's eye scans while he was a fugitive though. Hello?! Anyone ever thought of deleting him from the computer system and denying him access? Anyone? Most companies have your login and password out of the company's computer system before the security guard can even escort you and your belongings out the front door. But oh no. Not in this plot line. He had access to just about any room he (or his wife...ahem...) wanted to enter. Pretty weak if you ask me. But enough of that...

It was still raining when we left. Being good little Floridians we had rain gear, but the crowds were thin and there just wasn't all that much going on. We shopped for a bit and then decided to head back to the hotel about 10 p.m. We dried out for a bit, and then drove over to the Downtown Disney area. To be honest, I don't know how the folks at Disney are going to compete with Universal in this regard. The only thing Disney has going for them is better bus service to and from their resort (and nearby) hotels. Everything at Universal was just done better. We say this after having three years of Disney annual passes to back us up.

For instance, admission to Disney's Pleasure Island is now $19.81/person. This only includes your admission to the clubs inside. It does not cover food, drinks, or the AMC Movie Theater in the West Side. By contrast, for $8.95/person you can get an all-club access pass at Universal's CityWalk. Or for $12.00/person you can get all-club access plus a movie ticket. And $18.00/person will get you dinner (at either Margaritaville, the Hard Rock Cafe, Pat O'Brien's, Motown Cafe, NASCAR Cafe, NBA City, Pastamoré, or Latin Quarter) and a movie. Universal's Cineplex was much nicer inside than Downtown Disney's AMC as well.

We weren't in the mood to fight the rain all night, so we didn't bother with Pleasure Island admission. We just did a bit of shopping and then went on a hunt for food. Disney has started closing up the West Side earlier than they used to. Up until recently, you could shop and eat until 2 a.m. Lights started going off at 11 p.m. last night. So we gave up and drove off-property to search for food. It seemed everything was closed. Chili's here in town is open until midnight -- but not the one by Disney World. We threw our hands up in defeat and had a lousy late-nite meal at Steak 'n Shake that made us leave regretting the choice. We went back to our hotel room and curled up to watch "Shallow Hal" before going to sleep (and requesting a late 1 p.m. checkout).

We woke up today to sunny skies, but when the noon news came on it was already raining at the beach. There went our plans... So we scrapped them and went to the Orlando Premium Outlet Mall instead, after a yummy lunch at Chevy's. We didn't buy all that much (just a few shirts at Banana Republic, some Bobbi Brown cosmetics, socks, etc.) but it was a nice end to a fabulous quick get-away. Claire was very happy to see us again!

If I owe you e-mail, I do apologize. It's going to take a couple of days to catch up and I have a mountain of work waiting for me... At least we have more rain to look forward to tomorrow. Our new front lawn is loving it!
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Orlando Magic
Hi! 'Member me? Well we're back home with many tales to tell... (And of course a few new photos at Shutterblog.) Unfortunately we didn't get a lot of photographs because it pretty much poured buckets from the time we got there until the time we left. But we made the most of it. More to follow soon!
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