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Personal blog entries now here. Blogger Boobie-Thon moved here.
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Da' Bulls
A win is a win, right? Pardon me for still grumbling. Granted, Woolfolk and Clayton didn't play at all, and when USF scored twice in the last coupla' minutes it against our second and third string defense -- but we still gave up a "sure" shut-out. I'm sure people are weeping openly right now in Vegas. We only made one-third of our third down conversions. Pathetic. Our O-line protection was non-existant. I couldn't blame Nate for anything tonight. And somehow USF managed 100 more yards on offense than we did. So much to work on. So little time before texas in two weeks... Amazing after the drought in the 90s, we actually bitch and moan about a 31-14 victory now. But we are.

I would like to ask Mr. Mittens if he's still doubting my picking abilities though? Did I call Iowa State over Nebraska or what? I'm really not sure that OU would be able to beat the Cyclones twice in one season. It. Just. Got. Interesting.

Oh by the way, you actually have to scroll a couple of screens through my e-mail inbox right now -- and it's not getting any better for the next few days with a big project launching on Monday, another one on Tuesday, and three designs at bat. So please continue to hold. Your call is important to us!
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Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special
Today's a big day for friends and family. My Gma celebrates her 70th birthday. And an old friend from college finally makes it down the aisle this afternoon in St. Louis.

Just want to wish everyone well -- we're thinking of you today! Happy birthday Gma. And best wishes for a wonderful life ahead Brian and Lori.
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Steal my sunshine
[Note from Robyn: Since you can pretty much figure out from the comments where my template was duplicated, I'm removing that site's link off the main page now. The site in question has since replaced my template design with the default MT template. Thanks!]

Was my head just buried in the sand all this time? (Stacy's name, for all intents and purposes, and my template.) Yes, I made it in the "credits" (she didn't, however). But it sure would have been nice to have been asked...oh say, like this guy did. I'm really not mean when asked nicely. I swear. Try it sometime. You just might be surprised.
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We've been good but we can't last
Someone must have messed up the calendar somewhere, because I'm getting all of my Christmas presents early this year. Yesterday, I joined the l33t club -- and today, it looks like I've went and trapped my very first blogroach. (BlogroachStacy. All future "Steve" comments will be BlogRaid'ed.) Shucks you guys -- you really shouldn't have. And I didn't even get you anything. Well, unless you count two days worth of entertaining reading...

For now, though, we're off to Sonic in Bradenton for dinner. I think we've earned it!
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She's like, popular, and stuff
In case you haven't seen it yet, there's an article about weblogging linked on the front page of MSNBC.com -- and THE WORKING MOM is in the "best of blogs" sidebar section! Congrats Jennifer -- it is very much deserved!
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Do you have the bunny inside?
Oh no, Christine -- what do you think Bunny is going to do? They've recalled the Rampant Rabbit! Guess death really does await with nasty, big pointy teeth...
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Doctor, doctor...gimme the news
A design I did a few weeks back finally went live today -- it's at LienDoctor.com. Not all of the graphics on the main page were mine, but I did my best to merge the parts they wanted to keep from the previous design with the new one. And I swear Wendell, the other new one is coming soon!
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Big Pink Birthday Cakes
Today is one of my partners in crime's birthdays...HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTINE! I hope you get all your heart desires, and then some... Starting with the spankings, of course. *wink*

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More blending power than should be legally allowed
So what do you do when you have a sore throat, there's a good fight going on around you, and your husband is home for a long weekend? Well the answer would normally be, fire up the blender -- but someone managed to do something very bad to ours during the last OU party we threw. When I went to make drinks during the Emmy Awards Sunday night, the base started smoking. Not good.

But never fear -- Dillards had their KitchenAid appliances on sale for 25% off. I now own my first-ever-anything KitchenAid! (It's just like this one only we paid much less.) Oh dear lord am I in heaven! So here are a couple of strawberry daiquiris to share with everyone. (I even have bendy straws just for you, Mikey!)

And check out these cute little candles I got at Tarjhét across the street. The scent is cabernet, and they come in cute little mini wine glasses -- with a wine glass charm around each stem! I couldn't resist... Especially since we're not blowing hideous amounts of money on Sooner football gear right now.
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Let me make it perfectly clear
A longtime friend of ours wrote, a little shocked, at the lengths I had gone to in this situation today. She wasn't defending her, but mentioned being surprised at how angry everyone got and how quickly they sprung into action on our behalf. So I just want to make sure ya'll understand...

If Miss-Thing had been a first-time offender, and/or a new blogger, and had no idea that thievery is wrong and not flattery, I would have made every effort to contact her privately, and get the situation worked out between the three of us, without opening the floodgates of hell on her ass. But she isn't a first-time offender. She has done it before. She will do it again. Go read the comments here. "Jani" actually made an appearance and claimed back on May 6th, "I never even knew there was some sort of etiquette on it all." She was told repeatedly what she had done was wrong -- and that it was, in fact, stealing. . She argued on her own behalf. And she did it again anyway. She knew what she was doing this time.

As such, I kicked it up a notch. Instead of just reporting her to AOL and Blogspot (which I also did) for TOS violations -- I took her Mensa bitch ass public. I sent a private plea to Evan. She deserves every single bit of treatment she got today, and then some. She isn't new at this. She's a pro. And you know what? I'm probably more than a little pissed off that even though she stole one of my designs today -- she didn't even take one of my best ones. If you're gonna steal something, steal something that's gooooood, yanno?

You may not "get it" now. But maybe just maybe you will when it happens to you. And believe me, she will do it again. Because she just. Doesn't. Care. So thank me later, ok?
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Wedding disasters
Today's Oprah is hysterical -- "Big, Fat Wedding Bloopers" (and disaster stories). If you have a chance to catch it today...don't miss it! It's still not as fun as this has been though.
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Take my work...please
[Note from Robyn: The links to this individual's blog and guestbook have been removed on 9/27 because I'm not giving her any more traffic/publicity. Negative attention to her is still attention, and I'm no longer playing. E-mail me from the sidebar if you want it.]

Well, well, well...it finally happened. I feel like I now belong to some l33t club or something. I give you...Exhibit A (my design over at Dick's)... Now I give you Exhibit B (a little Blogspot wanker who's apparently had a penchant for stealing other's designs in the past so they are quite aware of what they are doing, and that it is wrong).

Wanna go have some fun boys and girls? Please...be my guest. It's Thursday. I know you're all bored waiting for Friday to get here. (Thanks to Annessa, Statia and Mike for the tip.)

UPDATE: If you're getting a 404, don't forget to sign/view the bitchtwit's guestbook since she broke her comments! As Stacy has pointed out, this is also the same person that stole her blog CONTENT not too long ago.

UPDATE 2: Sweeeet...I just got this to load in the idiot's guestbook!
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A body like Arnold with a Denzel face
I always try to keep my friends happy, so Christine and Jennifer - a.k.a. this week's birthday girls - this one's for you (not necessarily work safe). Find more just like it here and here. All better now? (Link from the fine folks at FARK.com.)
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Hook THIS, W!

[Hook THIS dumbass]

President Bush gives the texas longhorn sign with his fingers
during an awards ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.

Sorry. Every once in awhile I just have to stop and flip off the monitor at those who deserve it... Carry about your business.
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Look at me, I can be centerfield
"Between the legs tag"...so that's what they're calling it these days! *snicker*
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I'll have a twist of lemon
Here's one for all the Starbucks junkies out there. A new study has found that caffeine can kill pain, but only in women. Expect a double-caf espresso epidural with a twist of lemon in delivery rooms near you soon... (Read the full story at Yahoo! News.)
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I'm hot blooded - check it and see!
Pop quiz time! If your fever has hovered between 100-101° for the last couple of days, should you be expected to settle the "where would you like me to get take-out tonight from" debate -- even if you are a very picky eater?

We thank you for your support...
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C'est la vie - c'est la vie - that's just the way it goes
Well, if this day would have gone as originally intended, we would be doing frantic last-minute packing right now. We have plane tickets back to Oklahoma on Southwest flying out tomorrow and returning Sunday -- but fate stepped in and will keep our feet firmly planted on the ground. Thankfully that's an airline it's easy to rebook on...

So rather than watching Saturday's OU vs. USF matchup in person at The Fock, we'll be watching from the private dining room at Selmon's with the Sooner Club instead. Rather than meeting Christine and Kymberlie during a 2.5 hour layover in Houston, we'll be passing along our happy birthday wishes from Tampa. And instead of wishing my Gma a happy 70th birthday in person on Saturday, we'll be phoning in our well-wishes to the big bash.

All's well that ends well though. I seem to have ended up with a nasty case of strep throat this week. Since my doctor FORGOT to call in the Rx on Monday and I didn't start anti-biotics until last night, I'm still not feeling so hot. I can't imagine flying like this... And Todd kept his vacation days on the calendar, so we'll have most of the "long weekend" together (when work doesn't get in the way). And we'll get to snuggle up to new "Ed" and "West Wing" tonight -- wahoo! Oh how I wanted a night at O'Connell's with my little sister (who's finally legal) though... Hopefully soon.
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Happy happy joy joy
And on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month, God did open up the heavens. And He did rain down chili and cheese upon the masses. Hallelujah. Amen. Can I get a witness?
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Who wrote the book of love? Velvet. It's as simple as that.
“When a girl has sex and gets paid for it, most people call it prostitution and think of it as ugly,” [Heidi Fleiss] the ex-madam writes. “It is really an act of caring and consideration . It shows that the man cares about her bills getting paid, and that she has nice things like cars and clothes....things to make her life easier.”
-- Heidi Fleiss, in “Pandering

"I knew from that very first moment that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."

That's it. I'm going to start charging Todd. Viva la Revolución!
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It's our favorite working mom's birthday!
Happy birthday, Jennifer! We hope you have a fantabulous day!
Robyn & Todd

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Shower the people you love with love
I was just passing this link along to my sister-in-law, so I thought why not post it here, too! If you're planning a bridal shower, or know of someone who is, bridalshower.com has a lot of ideas for party games, menu suggestions, decorations and more.

And somewhat related...if you've been living under a rock and somehow managed to avoid "Etiquette Hell" in the past...well then go there. Now. You'll thank me later.
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I wanna know what love is...I want you to show me...

Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
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Beauty school drop-out...go back to high school
Anyone else find it odd that he's chosen to go by the name Sandy, rather than Frenchy? And now...your moment of zen...
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Everything clean. Everything new...must be made clean.
Todd and I watched this on the news last night, and to be honest we were shocked -- there is a company out there called "CleanFlicks" that will take existing videos/DVDs like The Matrix and Saving Private Ryan and "clean" them. What does that mean exactly? They will remove or digitally alter cursing, death scenes, flying bullets, excessive violence and nudity and then send you (obviously for a fee) a "clean" version of the movie that is more family-friendly.

As you can imagine, the studios and directors are going postal over this. And this is one instance where I honestly don't blame them. This goes beyond Ashcroft coyly draping blue velvet over artwork he happens to find in bad taste. This is more like making a Ken doll out of Michelangelo's David. It's completely overhauling someone else's art.

Think about it. Do you honestly think movies like The Usual Suspects, Traffic and Training Day were created with "family" in mind? Do Oscar-winning performances and directions really need to be "cleaned" for the Puritan masses? What do you think? (Read more at EOnline.com.)
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Potty training
We became first-time home buyers right about a year ago, meaning we rented until we were both almost in our 30s. As such, we're pretty clueless when it comes to home repairs. We're learning everything on the fly as we go along. So in case some of you might also be in the same predicament, I thought I'd link this site that's come in handy on two occasions now -- Toiletology 101.

In the last six months Todd has replaced an overflow tube on one, and a fill valve on the other. The site has really good diagrams and diagnostic tips. Both repairs worked like a charm. Just call him Schneider!
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Silence is golden
But apparently it is also copyrighted...so let that be a lesson to ya' the next time you dramatically pause to think. You may just owe someone a royalty check for it! (Read the full article at CNN.com.)
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Photograph - all I've got is a photograph
High-fives and congrats to Christine and Kristine! The site "Picture Yourself" hasn't even been active a full week yet, and it's already made the "Yahoo! Picks: New & Notable" directory! That's not bad at'all -- and well-deserved, too, I might add. Now if I could just do something about this silly boy...

By the way, I made Christine a link-button for Picture Yourself -- so if you want to add it to your own site, you can find it on her FAQ page. Just don't forget to submit your pics, too!
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Monday night foosball
By three, Mr. Mittens? Forget what Wesley says. Always bet on red.
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Fire the cannons!
Hey, Al Michaels! They set off the cannons when you get in the red zone, you big dumbfuck. Is John rubbing off on you? (Only during commercials, Todd says.) The people in charge of the pirate ship were quite aware we hadn't scored...yet. But now we have, so there they go again. Sheesh. That's a real crack research team you got there.
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Finger-lickin' good!
So THAT is what they mean when braggin' about the Colonel's secret blend of 11 herbs and spices!
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Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.
Today I have to issue my own terror alert. The corresponding colors are red and pewter. Only this time, the alert issued is for a form of domestic terrorism -- or perhaps a crime against humanity. You make the call. The subject of this alert is one Brenda Warner. Should the St. Louis Rams do well tonight in their Monday Night Football game against the Tampa Bay Bucs, there is a very high probability that we will all be subjected to this face repeatedly on our television screens. Sometimes the subject appears cloaked in feather boas and Brighton leather goods. The fashions are provided by the Kmart Jaclyn Smith Collection, and Mrs. Warner's unfortunate hairstyling is compliments of Flowbee.

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
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From the look upon your face, I see it's true
Really crappy hold music is bad enough. Sitting through the worst rendition ev-ah of "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" is more annoying than Chinese water torture... After making it through the whole damn song, I learned it was Laura Branigan causing the bleeding in my eardrums. Is she even allowed to make music still?
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The word of the day
I declare it to be..."that"... I'm going to say it often, just because I can. Hopefully soon I'll be able to tell you why. But for now, I sleep! That, as they say, is that...
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There doesn't seem to be anyone around
Hey Jane, Tiffany called -- she wants her gloves back. Apparently Wendy seems to think it's still 1986 as well. And whatever stylist described this as "figure-flattering" should be shot!

UPDATE: More play-by-plays in the comments.
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SOLID GOLD! Putting rhythm in my soul...
The meeester and I are currently in another faux-spat. His blog has an entry about "guilty pleasures" -- movies you secretly like, yet others roll their eyes over. [start long and useless explanation] For us, it's "Dude, Where's My Car?" We were quite tipsy the first time we saw it, and everything was funny -- from the "dude...sweet" scene, to the bubble wrap suits, to the special treats and pudding. Because I refuse to play your Chinese food mind games.

And for me, it's "Grease 2". Before you start throwing things at me, I do not think it's better than the original. But just try to stop me from singing the "Reproduction" song! I want a cool rider. I'll be your girl for all seasons. The whole year through. However, I thought then, and I think now, that Adrian Zmed is icky. Yuck, nasty gross. My crush was on Michael. So when Statia secretly confessed that she likes Grease 2 as well, I sat here for a second wondering what else Adrian Zmed had been in...was it Solid Gold? No. Dance Fever? Yeah, that was it. [/end long and useless explanation]

So then Mr. Pollman tries to tell me that he never watched Solid Gold and Dance Fever as a kid. Yeahhhh...right. What child of the 70s didn't watch them? The Solid Gold Dancers, c'mon! Hello. (Sure they're nasty looking now, but apparently everything in the late 70s / early 80s was nasty and we were just too young to realize it.) Raise your hand if you believe him...
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I love...quarterbacks eatin' dirt
Just overheard from the living room...Butthead style laughter and, "Huh huh uh uh...muffed punt..." Ahhhhh, football season!
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And five, five, five for my lonely
I have to send out major props and kudos to Kristine. What she helped me accomplish today is one of the few things I've ever done where I blew myself away with the end result. I am sooooo excited for October first now. Need more than that? Well all you get is this and this. So nyah nyah! You'll just have to be patient, now won't ya'? (By the way Wendell, this was also a big ol' test / baptism by fire for you -- and I'm happy to report that it was a very big success!)
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