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Orange you glad you went to OU?
You may have heard this joke before...

Q: Why do texas longhorns wear orange?
A: So they can go to the game on Saturday, hunting on Sunday, and pick up trash on the highway the rest of the week.

Well this just goes to show you, nothing good can come by wearing orange.
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I miss Ole 'Bamy once again
First things first since inquiring minds wanna know...we both loved the movie. I don't want to give away any of the plot, but Reese is cute as a button (as always). And the actor that played her husband, Josh Lucas, had that whole Matthew McConaughey cute blue-eyed Suthun' boy thing from "A Time To Kill" goin' on. Even down to the character name Jake. Mmmm, mmmm, good. Sorry, where was I? Oh yeah. It's good to see Patrick Dempsey working more again, too. He's definitely aging well... It was a great "he's my lobster" date movie! And it makes me want to move back to Alabama again.

We had a certificate for a free blooming onion, so we went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner. We haven't eaten there since back when we were engaged, but now I see what all the fuss is about. Check out our receipt. Didn't even need to ask for those in code... We're a dangerous combo. We truly can make a bad joke out of any situation, huh?
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Will you go out with me? A. Yes - B. No - C. Maybe
Todd is treating me to dinner and a movie later this evening, before I completely lose it sitting in front of this monitor and become yet another sad statistic. Ya'll behave yourselves tonight!
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Everybody was kung fu fightin'
Damn Mikey's black soul. I'm supposed to be working and he sends me this. Now I can't stop... Aaack!
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Twiddle-dum there's no comparison
I had an e-mail tonight with this quote: "...I think it is because of all the soft core pornography of Gwen Stephani that you have on your site. It tends to attract people. I mean you have your logo right above Gwen Stephani's crotch. Now that is product placement..." So since it's Friday, here's a Gwen pic I haven't used yet. Enjoy!




Oh ... I've had it up to here!
Oh ... am I making myself clear?


I'm just a girl, I'm just a girl in the world
That's all that you'll let me be!

Oh, I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb makes me worrysome
Oh, I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to is making me numb

Oh, I'm just a girl, my apologies
What I've become is so burdensome
Oh, I'm just a girl, lucky me
Twiddle-dum there's no comparison

Oh ... I've had it up to!
Oh ... I've had it up to!
Oh ... I've had it up to ... here!

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And that's the way it was...
I haven't done a meme in awhile, so I thought I'd tackle Jake's 3XThursday over at 8bitjoystick.com.

  1. What do you think is the greatest problem in the news that you have been worrying about? Going to war with Iraq, the US economy moving further down the toilet drain, or cheating in American Idol? Or perhaps something else? Basically just the feeling that 9-11 was only a start. We're all back to life as usual. Our guards are back down. Terror alerts are a joke. One of these days, they won't be... I just can't shake that feeling.
  2. Do you think the news media is biased and unfair on their reporting? If so who do you think is biased and to what extent on the spectrum? Of course they're biased. They have paid sponsors. But FOX News is one of the best examples of slanted journalism.
  3. If you could swap an entertainer with a political figure who would you swap? The political figure would have to do the job of the entertainer and vice-versa. I would say put Martin Sheen in the Oval Office, but with W. at the helm of the "West Wing" it would be cancelled in two episodes tops. I just couldn't do that to the show.
Bonus: What is the number one old school futuristic prediction that were made in the past that you are still waiting for? Robot Servants? Atomic powered flying cars? Java Applets replacing Windows? It's not a prediction but it should be...the football season that would never, ever end... One I'm glad that hasn't come to pass yet is video phones. People always seem to have the knack of calling just when I get out of the shower.
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Get in the Zone...
A quick plug for the fine folks at Hosting Matters who make many of our blogging lives much easier to live each day. They've just added a new service called "Bloggerzone" which features two hosting plans specifically geared towards bloggers. If you're sick of your current host, especially if you're still stuck on a free one, check it out. They get my "two snaps in a circle" seal of approval!
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How cool is this?!
Kristine has spent the last couple of days helping me out with "The Dress Contest" (similar to what she's already done over at "Picture Yourself" for Christine). I am simply blown away! For the first year ever, now contestants can submit their photos and essays directly off their harddrives together at the same time -- and the combined entries go into a private, passworded Movable Type-powered blog so I can edit them for the competition! I just can't say thank you enough, Kristine (and E). The results are amazing.
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Do you have that in sackcloth?
Hey -- you can OWN a Bible Belt while living in the Bible Belt. It's a genuine leather belt with a Bible-shaped buckle, complete with the slogan: "Shout Hallelujah and hold your pants up at the very same time!" To polish off the ensemble, how about a pair of "Holy Socks"?

And last but not least, move over Diabolical Curse Generator. Now you can do it the Old Testament way with the "Biblical Curse Generator" -- pre-loaded with blistering put-downs as delivered by Elijah, Jeremiah and other monumentally angry saints!

Find all of this and more at Ship of Fools and biblebelts.net. (Fashion link courtesy of FARK.com.)
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War. What is it good for? Absolutely nuthin'. Say it again.
I'm all for the right to have a voice and peacefully, or perhaps even angrily, protest. But shouldn't you, well, kinda try dressing a little more appropriately (and perhaps shave your pits and the landing strip below the navel) before heading on over to Capitol Hill? And for godsakes, if you're gonna write all over yourself like that, do it well!
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Let's get this party started
Yeahhhhh... Got my first submission to the annual Dress Contest today! We're officially underway. Don't forget to spread the word. I've even added a couple of new linking graphics in case you wanna swipe one for your own site.
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Im like a bird, Ill only fly away
Sometimes memes start in the unlikeliest of places. I've flipped off Microsoft. I've flipped off W hookin' it. And now Pixel Sphinx has added her 2¢ into the mix. So c'mon. All the cool kids are doing it. You know you wanna...and you know you'll feel all warm 'n' fuzzy inside afterwards. The only question is "who/what gets YOUR middle finger in its extended position" today?

UPDATE: Don't just post 'who'. We need pics for this meme guys!
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'Cause I love your smile
*raises hand, with a very puzzled expression, to ask the fine folks at Forsyth Institute a question*

Uhhhmmm...it's all well and good that you're growing teeth now. Wonderful. Really and truly. With my bad set of choppers I'll probably need them one day. But, uhhhh, could you not pick a better place to do this little experiment then, oh say, inside of RAT INTESTINES? I'll buy Super Poli-Grip, thankyouverymuch!
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Have yourself a merry little Christmas
The new 2002 Neiman Marcus Catalog is out. For only $7500 you can have your own personal action figures. Or how about a ten-portrait set by Andy Warhol for only $3 mil? Too boring you say? Well then, for $160 grand you can take yourself (and five of your closest companions) to Scotland for a Johnnie Walker Blue Label Discovery -- airfare not included.

I want a yacht...and really, that's not...a lot. Been an angel all year. Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight. (Read more at Yahoo News.)
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He wants to hurt me
Ok, after seeing the last post's title, Todd started singing. He won't stop. When you read below, you have to promise to do it in Bret Michaels' voice -- and feel my pain.


We both lie silently still
in the dead of the night
Although we both lie close together
We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did
Did the words not come out right
Though I tried not to hurt you
Though I tried
But I guess that's why they say


Chorus:
Every rose has its thorn
Just like every night has its dawn
Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song
Every rose has its thorn
Yeah it does


I listen to our favorite song
playing on the radio
Hear the DJ say loves a game
of easy come and easy go
But I wonder does he know
Has he ever felt like this
And I know that you'd be here somehow
If I could have let you know somehow
I guess

Chorus

Though it's been a while now
I can still feel so much pain
Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals
but the scar, that scar remains

I know I could have saved a love that night
If I'd known what to say
Instead of makin' love
We both made our separate ways
But now I hear you found somebody new
and that I never meant that much to you
To hear that tears me up inside
And to see you cuts me like a knife
I guess

Chorus


That there folks...wisdom for the ages. Thank goodness it wasn't one of Mikey's faves!
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A rose is a rose
Here's a quick pop-quiz for the girlies out there... Silk flowers or real?

My mom wrote today about the arrangement we sent my Gma for her birthday, and she said it was so pretty, she had talked my Gma into recreating it with silk flowers once they die. I dunno -- both my mom and Gma had silk arrangements all over the house when I was growing up, but I never did really like them. Even if you pay fifteen bucks a stem for the 'good stuff', when you get right up to 'em, 99% of silk flowers just look like silk flowers to me. It just seems wrong if you need to dust your greenery. (No offense meant if you prefer them. Heck, everyone in my family but me seems to...) I worked with roses, as mentioned here, once upon a time. There's just something about touching and smelling the real thing. It's more special to have them around when you don't see them every day, IMHO.

Of course that said, we have a fake tree on the porch that came with the house -- and it drops more leaves than the real ones. So everything is subjective...
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Isn't she lovely?
The new (wedding) "Dress of the Month" is up, and it can be described in one word -- flawless! She looked just like a princess...
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Well I've said once before but it bears repeating now
In case you've missed it in the past, Stacy has put up her list of the "Ten Things I Hate About Tom Cruise" over at Blogcritics, and it's a must-read. It's also the reason I first fell in love with her...
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It's Dress Contest time, baby!
I can finally let ya'll in on the little secret...

The FIFTH ANNUAL 2002 Dress Contest launches today! And I'm letting the cat out of the bag here a full 12 hours before it will get the nod on WM! See how much I care?

I'd like to take a quick moment to thank a few people... First Christine for the hosting this year, and Kristine for all of her help with the site management. And of course all of the judges that volunteered to help me out! Can't forget them...

What are you waiting for? Go check out the site! Tell all of your friends. Nag every single one of your recently-married gal-pals non-stop until they submit their dress photos. Blog it. Link it. Put it in skywriting. Because the more people that know -- the more dresses you have to choose from. For the first time ever, the public gets an "at large" vote in this year's contest! Let the games begin.....
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But when I see you darling, it's like we both are falling in love again - it'll be just like starting over

Do I have a great husband or what? After watching me code my little hiney off all weekend during his mini-vacation, he showed up with these tonight "just because". Sterling silver roses are my absolute favorite after working at a florist's in high school! The lighting in the photo just does not do them justice...
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The secret to giving more than 100%
"Office Math" -- who knew it could be so easy?! And to continue the Martha-bashing trend below, here's "Real Women vs. Martha".
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Blue Monday
Haven't done "news of the weird" for awhile...so here are a few headlines:

  1. Army Lieutenant Colonel: "porn made me kill my wife"
  2. Museum of sex couldn't get it up (Official site)
  3. CNN reads fark, too (originally blogged on 9/20)
  4. Bungee Jumper: "I guess he missed"
  5. Scientology could have saved Elvis from death (but not fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches)
And just in time for Halloween...the "Surrender Martha" site. Let Martha fry.
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New York state of mind
This weekend before the OU game, we went to the mall because I needed soap. It was going to be a quick in-and-out to kill time before kickoff... What we got instead was an up-close history lesson that left me struggling not to break down and weep openly right there in public.

As haunting as it was to see so many of those images up close, I feel it's something everyone should see. There is a dignified elegance in this gallery having no frames around the artwork, no tuxedoed waiters with cheese platters and glasses of merlot -- just the images on simple clotheslines, letting their powerful messages speak for themselves. Please check to see if there's a viewing of "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"" in your area.
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It's time to raise a little hell
To kick off my week of insanity -- where I have not one, but four big projects launch back-to-back -- I'm proud to announce the birth of the very latest Sekimori creation! It's the redesign of "Raising Hell". If you've never been there before (and just why not?), Raising Hell is an excellent multi-author parenting ezine -- written just the way I'd parent if I could.

Stacy designed the top left official logo, and I did the rest of the graphics and built the site around it. This has been a very long-term obsession for all of us. I may not have a child of my own, but I've definitely had labor pains with this project -- and now I'm one proud momma. So please go check it out! Tell 'em Robyn sent ya'.

I have a project of my very own that kicks off on the first, one for Wendell that (knock on wood) should finally wrap up by week's end, and another blogging project that should finish up about the same time. Anyone got some No-Doz? Just one hit. That's all I need...


Special thanks go out to Stacy and Kristine for all of their MT-configuration help over the weekend!
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Errrr, scratch that...
It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, and I'm doing so! Today is Sunday. While our football gods are at war, we're all going to be at peace. We're all going to hold hands, braid daisies in each other's hair, and we're all going to friggin' sing a chorus of "Kum Ba Yah" together even if it kills us. If your ears bleed, well then that just means you don't have to listen to your boss on Monday, mmmk? I've got the jumbo marshmellows. Todd's bringing the chocolate. Grab a box of graham crackers and we'll all make sweet S'more lovin' down by the fire. A-one, and a-two. Hit it!

I...love you man.
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May we see your photos please
Here's a few pics we snapped from tonight. I don't have time to organize them yet...sorry. The ones shown on the main page are of my new gym gear from Abercrombie & Fitch. I've been eyeing those colors ever since they came in, and they finally went on sale this weekend! It sure is nice to be able to shop there again -- the dieting is paying off!

And click the "read more" link to see a few photos from tonight's watch party. Fox 13 News actually showed up for a live feed at the beginning of the game and we had a record turnout -- over 35 in attendance!










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