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It may only be the preseason, but so far the Tampa Bay Bucs have given up two three interceptions and three fumbles to the 'Skins. There was a beautiful shot just now of Coach Gruden screaming, "WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?," into his mic. I think that's the question on all Buc fans minds tonight. Spurrier's fun 'n' gun offense is a beautiful thing to watch though!
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We'll make Sooners out of 'em yet
What do you get to do on your 30th birthday weekend? Any-teeeng you want! So that's why we'll be dragging Mike and Statia directly off their plane (which lands 22 minutes before OU's first kick-off) and straight to the just-announced Suncoast Sooner Club watch party. Now we just have to hope the fourth quarter is over before Christi's plane lands. Otherwise, she may be waiting awhile... Heh.
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You're all that I wanted of a girl
GET OUT! A girl. From Oklahoma. Also with a Rivers Cuomo design/obsession. Oh yeah, and did I forget to mention that her name just happens to be Robin? Sure, she spells it wrong -- but what are the freakin' odds?!
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When you gonna get to me, get to me?
Just to make Christine happy since she did us so many favors today...I've finally signed up with Bloglet. (You can also find the link over there in the sidebar.)

This means you can now get a daily email digest with a quick summary of my posts from that day -- so go wild.
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Now you are 2 bodies, but there is only 1 life before you

I'm putting this up a bit early so she'll have a chance to see it... This Sunday not only does Michele prove what it means to be fabulous at 40, she also ties the knot with her true love in life! I wish you both all the best on this day. Make sure to drink every single second in -- it flies by so quickly! I'll leave you with many happy birthday wishes, even more wedding congrats, and this poem that was read at our own wedding. I still get goosebumps when I read the third and fourth paragraphs. *kiss, kiss* - Love, Robyn (and Todd)

Marriage is a commitment to life,
the best that two people can find
and bring out in each other.
It offers opportunities for sharing and growth
that no other relationship can equal.
It is a physical and an emotional joining
that is promised for a lifetime.

Within the circle of its love,
marriage encompasses all of lifes
most important relationships.
A wife and a husband are each others
best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic.
And there may come times when one partner
is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other
may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child.

Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life.
Happiness is fuller,
memories are fresher,
commitment is stronger,
even anger is felt more strongly,
and passes away more quickly.

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes
life is unable to avoid.
It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences,
and new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.

When two people pledge their love and care for
each other in marriage, they create a spirit
unique unto themselves which binds them closer
than any spoken or written words.

Marriage is a promise, a potential
made in the hearts of two people who love each other
and takes a lifetime to fulfill.

-- Edmund O'Neil

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Feedback baby, he's a flipped out cat
So when over the course of the last couple of hours your husband writes you in separate e-mail conversations and says: (1) he skipped the chips and salsa when the company took him out for Mexican -and- (2) he looked up fitness plans online so he can start losing weight and toning up -and- (3) he wishes he had a toothbrush and toothpaste at work right now

Can one only assume that he's having an affair or would like to? Or is this part of "the change" now that he's about to turn 30?
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Your performance deserving a standing ovation
"I'm not apologizing for anything I did," Brian Buck (executive vice president of the Associated Students of ASU and Sigma Nu member) said. "The way I see it is 200 fraternity guys having a good time. It's not like we planned it, it just happened."

How many times have we heard that one from a frat boy? But seriously. Shane's World shot a porno at four Arizona State University fraternity houses and it features a student vice president. An ASU staff member told university officials about the video in early July. (Wonder how they discovered it...hmmmm?) Now it's a scandal. "Fraternity members never participated in sexual intercourse with the women...action went from house to house and took place in bedrooms, living rooms, the limo and poolside. The video even films a dare on a public campus lawn and one in front of a residence hall." And even though Shane's World attempted to prevent identification by blacking out participants' eyes and fraternity logos, that wasn't good enough for ASU.

The investigation will take 4-6 weeks. That's unless the video late fees start racking up. Then university officials will probably have to buy the tape "just to be sure" -- and that will be another 6-10 days for delivery. Buck seemed concerned for the sake of his family -- but that sure is a big ol' honkin' smile he's sporting in the article!
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Can I have the attention of the class for one second?
We're gonna have a problem here.

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It's about freakin' time
From CNN.com: "Airport passengers may not be asked much longer whether they packed their own bags and, starting right away, they will be allowed to take drinks through security checkpoints.

For the past 16 years, ticket agents have been required to ask passengers two security questions: 'Has anyone unknown to you asked you to carry an item on this flight?' and 'Have any of the items you are traveling with been out of your immediate control since the time you packed them?'

There is no hard evidence the queries have prevented a hijacking or bombing. Many passengers question the value of the questions, since anyone who had something to hide presumably would not answer honestly...

...The new policy requires plastic, glass, metal and ceramic containers to be sealed and put through the X-ray screening machine. An open can of soda won't be allowed through a checkpoint, but a bottle of soda with a sealable top will.

Screeners are forbidden to ask passengers to eat food or drink a beverage as part of a security procedure. The policy was changed on June 24 after a woman said a security guard at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport forced her to drink from three bottles of her own breast milk to demonstrate the liquid posed no threat to other passengers.
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Still they hate you - you're a vegetable
So wrong. So very, very wrong... Yet another young life for Michael Jackson to destroy. Welcome to the world, Prince Michael II. (Yes, that is his name. Older brother is now Prince Michael I.) Fortunately your father will be able to afford all that Prozac you're going to need. The baby made its debut at a Vegas Siegfried and Roy show. <insert your own joke here>

P.S. UPDATE: Bravo!
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Check baby, check, baby 1. 2. 3.
If you plan it, they will come. My husband turns 30 a week from today. Just does NOT seem possible! He had convinced himself that he was going to hide under the bed and wait for the day to pass. But I had other ideas. I invited his groupies and thankfully they took me up on the invite.

So in less than seven days (starting next Friday) we will be picking up from the airport and taking in her, and her, and him, and her -- as well as clearing off couch space for her and him, and her, and her, and them. If you're in the insurance biz, it might not be a bad time to drop an extra few bucks in the Tampa Bay investment fund.

Dude, we are soooo gonna party! Just call it "ToddConDex 2002".

Excuse me. I have to go clean like the wind now...
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Teenage suicide...don't do it!
I was doing a little housecleaning and ran across this. It's made the rounds in the past so you may have seen it before, but just in case not -- "Things you wish your computer had".
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All better now!
We got the Explorer back from the dealer today. It's all fixed now with a shiny new bumper. And check out that fancy OU plate courtesy of Susan. Thanks again!

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Please don't give away what this item actually is in the comments -- but I just had to share what shipped today for Todd's birthday. I can't wait for him to open it! IF YOU CLICK THIS LINK YOU DIE, MR. POLLMAN! (Thankfully he's got more surprise-restraint than I do.)
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Always something cooking and nothing in the pot
I surf the useless news...so you won't have to...

  1. This town needs an enema.
  2. Rethinking 'diamonds are a girl's best friend'...
  3. Can you miss PE because you have to breast-feed?
  4. You have got to be kidding me.
  5. Sometimes the recommendation of therapy is not enough.
And last but not least, a couple of non-work-safe links that had me giggling so hard I was afraid I'd wake Todd up. First, "Ken and Barbie get it on". And now we know where he works -- the "Boobie Patrol".
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Just save me - I've made this whole world shine for you
Just found via Statia's (*cough*birthdaygirl*cough*) comments... Remember Karyn Bosnak? That "really nice girl" who needs help paying off her $20,000 credit card debt so her Prada shoes don't get repossessed? Well "The Smoking Gun" has photos of her online now.

I'm with them -- FARK beer fund it is!
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This is why we watch
Some of you, I'm sure, do not understand my passion for OU football. It may be because you don't like the sport. It may be because you don't like the team. Or it may be because even though you like the sport, you're just not rabid about it.

Well these mini-videos might help explain why I am the way that I am. Make me happy and watch them. If for nothing else, because Oklahoman James Garner (my OU commencement speaker) does the narration... If you like football, you won't regret it. And if you hate football, well hey, Bob Stoops isn't exactly hard on the eyes so watch anyway!

1. "Heroes" (if you only watch one, watch this)
2. "Land Run 2001"
3. "I am Superman"

Eight days and twenty-three hours left. But who's counting?
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Like, gag me with a spoon
Think you remember the 80s? Take this quiz at CNN.com to find out. There's also a gallery for remembering 80s culture at "Like, Omigod! It's the return of the '80s!"
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Brain candy
I'm going to be a designing fool for the next few days, so I need new music to keep me going. Just ran across this great list of "Remember that song?" alternative tunes to get me kick-started on Limewire. There are two pages full of stuff that will make me happy and bouncy.

And if you're bored and need new toys for your copy of MT, check out what Kristine has been doing with all the new MT plug-ins. Very cool!
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Random blogness
Statia is participating in MS 150 Bike Tour (more details here at the official site). Please stop by and sponsor her if you can!

And my blog is now being syndicated at Name That Blog: "The basic premise is this: a quote from a random blog is presented, with four possible answers. Visitors pick an answer, and find out if they were right or wrong. They then have the chance to visit any of the sites presented as possible answers. New 'Name That Blog' questions are available every ten minutes."
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Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
Someone just wrote to see where I got the Buccaneers font for my Tampa Bay skin. I downloaded it from the sports section of Sharkshock. Another site to try is "Famous Fonts", although they always seem to have less available for download.
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The female of the species is more deadly than the male
Just heard on a girly pajama-party-esque commercial: "Problems are better when you talk about them with friends. Even painful, burning feminine itch." Uhhhh, yeah. Not.

And can I just state that I really hate it when shrink-wrap is smarter than you are... (Totally not related to the above.)
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Seether is the center of it all
I love how the universe works. Yesterday was simply the worst day, ever. I was a bitch on wheels as a result, and this song pretty much explained my attitude. (Todd should be sainted for living with me sometimes.) Today, I woke up to us getting paid unexpectedly and an e-mail from a national news reporter I've helped out in the past needing help again and fast. Hopefully this article will make it to print soon so I can share with the class (and get more traffic over at WM! again).

Thank goodness I remembered to get out of bed on the right side today!
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Mr. Toad's wild ride
Here are a few "Happy Humpday" headlines courtesy of FARK.com:

  1. The guide to male quickie-sex etiquette (from "The Quickie Express")
  2. Screw Disney World! They have sexual theme parks with raunchy rides!
  3. Miss Cleo told this Florida man to kill the wrong burglar
  4. Mother faces a possible 15 years in jail for letting her kids get second-degree sunburns at the county fair
  5. In Texas a cop will shoot at you if you toilet paper his daughter's house
  6. If you're gonna rob a bank, don't forget to take your fries with you
And last but not least...sounds like someone was raised to believe "bad attention is still attention" (as if we hadn't figured that out by now)... Tonya Harding, after arriving to serve her jail term, credits her "faith" for her peace and calm:

My faith in God and thanking Him for allowing me this opportunity to put my past behind me, and go on with my future, Harding said. Im just really excited about everything, and thank you guys for all coming out here and giving me the support and putting me on TV.

Yeah, that's it honey. Those last five words said it all!
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You put the light inside this (wo)man
This is for that very special someone:

Say I'm crying
I'm looking at what's on TV
Pain and suffering
And the struggle
To be free
It can't ever be denied
And I never will ignore
But when I see you coming
I can take it all

You're so fine
Lose my mind
And the world seems to disappear
All the problems
All the fears
And the world seems to disappear.....
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More of da' foosball
With OU's 2002 season just about underway, I went ahead and made a new blog category for "Sooner 2002 posts". Some of you might recognize the top image from the "OUr Homepage" intro. I spent a lot of time morphing the two girl and boy pics together once upon a time, so I'm getting more mileage out of 'em now.

Anyhoo, for the Sooner fans that visit my blog...you can now follow the 2002 season here. The link is also over in the sidebar...
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My hunka hunka Sooner love
Check out the new ESPN Magazine! That's my favorite sideburn-sportin' Sooner there on the cover -- just-announced starting QB Jason White (with DT Tommie Harris). Ahhhhh...you can count the days left 'til kickoff on two hands now! Bring. It. On.
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My name is John Johnson but everyone knows me as Vicky
Since it seems everyone in the blog world is taking on a faux identity these days, here's a long list of fake names that celebrities use when out and about courtesy of FARK.com.

And you knew this one was coming -- the Anna Nicole Smith Show drinking game.
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Papa roach
Granted it's from the MSNBC.com gossip column, but this has to be one of the strangest "news" items I've read in a long, long time:

"Forget anthrax. Terrorists in Japan are raising cockroaches to unleash on their enemies, reports Pravda. 'Cockroaches eat human eyelashes,' a would-be terrorist supposedly said in an article that appeared in the paper. 'I couldnt think of anything more satisfying than to have somebody wake up and discover a cockroach has eaten away their eyelashes. ... And women hate cockroaches. Ill ruin their mental state by unleashing hundreds of thousands of cockroaches onto the streets. And Im breeding big American cockroaches, which put Japanese versions to shame. . . . Im going to destroy this world. Im going to terrorize everybody in the world by unleashing my cockroaches.'"

Just how old is this terrorist anyway? This sounds like something we cooked up in summer camp back in junior high... Ooooh. Big scary cockroaches. Everybody run for your lives! Coming from Japan, you just know they're radioactive and breathe fire as well. (From MSNBC.com's "Notes from all over".)
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Apron strings
This weekend, I posted new pics of Maggie. Now it's time for new brag photos of Victoria. She just hit a big milestone and turned three months old! Looking at her most recent portrait session literally makes my uterus ache -- she is just such a beautiful baby. You just want to crawl into the photo and kiss her little eyelashes... And I must agree with Christi and say that Angela is positively glowing in the mommy role! I'm forever amazed watching my friends transform from new wives into incredible mothers as well. Such an amazing part of life!
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I wanna grow old with you
Some of you might recognize this month's new "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" featured wedding couple!

And I haven't posted the "Today Throws a Wedding" voting links the past couple of weeks, because quite frankly the topics were boring. Here are the dresses selected for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. The cake I voted for a couple of week's back was selected. And this Wednesday we find out what favors the audience selected -- click here to vote. Favors have always seemed so pointless to me. (We just gave our guests free drink coupons at Pat O'Brien's instead.) 'Traditional' favors are so expensive and I'd guesstimate 80% are tossed by the guests the moment they get home. We have jordan almonds from 1998 collecting dust in a drawer somewhere, I'm sure... Oh well. This is NBC's dime!
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Yummy in my tummy
I just put a new recipe up at The Red Kitchen. This one is for "quick and easy calzone".
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Desperately seeking...

We received this in the mail today. How cool is that?! The only problem is, there was no identifying information -- just the license plate and a business card from the company that made it. We have no way of being able to thank the sender.

If you're the guilty party, will you please stand up. Please stand up. And THANK YOU -- we love it! We no longer have to pout that ours got smashed.
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Tell me why...I don't like Mondays
What a Monday it's been! Our DSL, which never goes down, was down most of the afternoon. Then I finally start getting a slow trickle of e-mail only to find that eBay ripped one of my auctions down in the middle of the night for trademark violations. But...the item is authentic. It stated as such several times in the listing and I had close-ups of every possible detail which would prove its authenticity. And I happen to know it's the "real deal", because I was with Todd when he purchased it for me at Saks. So I had to fire off a bitch-slap to them and relist the item from scratch. Not fun.

I understand being very careful when it comes to copyrighted and trademarked items -- but you think they could at least try to contact the seller first (when there are five days left in the auction) rather than just ripping it down because some other whiny twit with the same item up for bid reported it as counterfeit so she wouldn't have the competition. Yeah I'm not going down without a fight this time...
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How quick the sun can drop away
I like to think of my college days (1991-95) as "the good ol' days" of music. Grunge was in its prime. Britney was still in grade school. New Kids, Mr. Jackson and hair bands had been banished from the airwaves. But ten years ago this week I was about to start my sophomore year at OU. It would be another eight weeks until I met Todd for the first time. And looking at the Billboard charts for August 22, 1992 -- Billy Ray Cyrus was at number one. Number freakin' one. Eeep. Of course, Pearl Jam's "Ten" was close behind him. But Kris Kross, Mariah Carey, and Garth Brooks were also keeping them company in the top 10. It was the best of times...it was the worst of times...I guess. It's funny what the mind chooses to remember.
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Go on Canadians, beat it
Ahem. This is for certain Canadian blogs that are always bagging on Americans and their politics. Eat my shorts. It's not always just the red, white and blue -- sometimes you can drop the blue and still be evil, too. Blame Canada (this time). That is all.
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Reason #1672 why I have the best husband ever
He makes me yummy blueberry pancakes when I get up on Sunday! (photo 1, photo 2, photo 3) "Hey Jack -- have that bitch make me some blueberry pancakes. Right now!"
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Like a Virgin
Ok, has anyone out there seen the new Virgin Mobile commercials? Please tell me we're not alone. We're watching "Porn to Rock II" on VH1 right now and they've aired two. They don't. Make sense. At all. We've looked at each other after both of them with that "Beavis and Butthead" patented silent-stare. I swear Stacy and Dan slipped crack in the Popeye's chicken tonight! (We were first-timers.)
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