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Personal blog entries now here. Blogger Boobie-Thon moved here.
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Saturday night's alright for fightin'
Found via Gretchen who found it via Promo...a brilliant piece of work titled "Die Comment Trolls, Die"! Happy weekend everyone!
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Everything I would like to be
E-mail exchange between Stacy and myself today...

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

Stacy: The lime in the coconut? :P

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you've never seen Mitch live or on Letterman, you're really missing out. I'm sure he'll be quoted around here for quite awhile... (Go visit his website to download past comedy specials.) And check out "Shutterblog" for photos from tonight. We weren't supposed to take photographs, but I don't obey no stinkin' rules. As such, please ignore the no-flash photography and blurry images. So tip up your cup and throw your hands up, and let me hear the party say...
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