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Late bloomers welcome
Just a quick note that if any donations come in tonight, they will be recorded late. We're off to Lakeland for her birthday celebration this evening. Happy birthday wishes also go out to Susannah and Jennypoo this weekend!

Overnight we topped the $1600+ mark for total donations, and as of this entry $1249.69 will be going to charity! I absolutely have to cut the donations off tomorrow night so I can make the big lump-sum donation on Monday -- but if you're just catching up on blog-reads for the weekend, or getting here via Blogdex, it's still not too late to contribute. Hurry though! And thanks again everyone!
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You just don't get it - you keep it copacetic
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming...it's not nearly the news...

  1. And you thought "Fast Food Nation" was bad... *note to self: never, ever eat in Sweden*
  2. Plastic surgeons weigh in on the horror that is Michael Jackson's nose.
  3. The district attorney elects not to file charges last year and the city attorney files a misdemeanor count literally the day before the statute of limitations expires. Something smells fishy, and it's not just the sushi Todd and Stacy are going to dine on tonight.
  4. Some people thought we wasted money on just a plane ticket...?
  5. PG-13, R, X...don't really mattah... All I know is my hiney is going to be in line the instant this movie is released!
  6. Please tell me Geraldo Rivera isn't hosting!
  7. Well, like, duh! It beats selling plasma... (Previously blogged about here.)
And now...your moment of zen...
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Bending over backwards now, would you be pleased
I'm all about equality... Yesterday I provided a l'il Will for the ladies, so today I'll provide "Hot Ass Women!" for the guys. Or the ladies, too. We can all share and share alike, can't we? (Link sort of from FARK.com in a round-about way. This Man Show Juggie has the worst flash site ever.)
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Wanting, needing, waiting for you to justify my love
Jessica, just for the record (to agree with you), I went and looked up all the old posts on the boobie page. In less than 24 hours -- before the link was "public" and was just being passed around to friends basically, we had made over $225. Then less than 24 hours after that, we were already up to over $400 (this was about 41 hours into things and long before we'd been FARKed, Metafiltered, Blogdexed, etc.). After I woke up and went through the donation totals the next day (Friday, one week ago) and we were hitting a half-grand, I realized we were onto something. At that point we had much more than the plane ticket would ultimately cost ($359 with tax). I could have folded and bought the ticket and used the rest for beer money. But I didn't. I kicked the campagin into even higher gear and asked people to pick a charity. I put in 12-14 hour days for four days straight with the website, photo submissions, and taking donations. I didn't quit. I worked HARDER. I'd seen how generous people had been with their money when I'd asked, and I tried to be just as much so with my time and effort when they responded. I was always raised that if someone helps you in your time of need (whether or not you feel Statia really "needed" that plane ticket -- others did, others paid, and you can take that up with each of them) then you give right back to someone less fortunate. The Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation was chosen.

I guess it's silly that I feel the need to justify myself over and over when so many people seemed to then, and still do, "get it". But if just one person can see this entry-- see that it started off as FRIENDS helping A FRIEND (and was a JOKE no less) -- and also see that when we realized we were actually making money we quickly made sure it went to the right place -- well then I guess it was worth it to hash and rehash myself just one more time.

Ask yourselves...did Karyn do THAT? I'm not trying to continually brag on all we've accomplished (but everyone deserves the credit they helped us achieve). Did Karyn turn around and give over 3.45 times what she made to charity (which would have been $69,000 for those without calculators) the INSTANT she raised her twenty grand? Didn't think so... Call it the same all you want. Karyn made bad spending choices, got in enormous debt, and asked total strangers to fix it for her before her creditors came-a collecting. Statia had bad things happen to her through no choice of her own, I asked her friends for a hand-up on her behalf without her knowledge, and her life would not have been different one tiny bit if she'd stayed in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. It might have been more lonely. But it wouldn't have prevented her from buying a house for six years.

And with that, I'm done with it. If you want to disagree -- fine. That's your right. If you want to call us evil, or whores, or prostitutes, tell us we need jiz-moppers again, or whatever negative term you can think of with the help of a thesaurus or a copy of Penthouse -- fine. It's your right. Just get off your asses and put your money where your big mouths are. That's all I ask. It only takes a mouse and a keyboard to complain. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to work towards a change. Believe me, I know. And I'll be doing it all over again next October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who's in?
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A little something for you to unwrap
I left everyone a little "thank you" present here... Don't forget to scroll for more new pics there, too!
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With love from me to you
Grab it while you can because due to bandwidth I can't leave it up forever... But I wanted to give everyone a personal thank you for their desktops (click the smaller image for a 1024x768 pop-up). Thank you for making it simply the bestest birthday ever! -Robyn



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So you say neato, check your libido
Ok, if this doesn't make you give that final little nudge to push us at or over the $1500 mark we hit that mutha but keep givin' anyway, I seriously suggest pulse-checks for the lot of you all!



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The lady in red
Two more lovely shots from Kristine...luuuuuuv the red velvet, dahling! The address to donate, if it's not burned into your brain already, is here!






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She's just a Bill, yeah she's only a Bill
I am out of my funk and in SUCH a good mood now! As long as you guys wanna send in pictures (and donate) tonight, I'll take 'em! Up next...Bill... I believe this submission wins "most artistic". Niiiiiiice!



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WE DID IT!
Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof. Beefcake! BEEFCAKE! -Eric T. Cartman

Ladies and gents -- we have reached our goal with just under an hour to go in the Boobie-Thon! We have raised over $1500 now ($1576.00 $1598.69 to be exact)! Don't panic if you haven't been able to send yours in. As long as the money shows up this weekend, I'll take it. But the cut-off to PayPal absolutely HAS to be Sunday night (the donate button will be removed from this page then) so that I can pay the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Monday by PayPal credit card.

Seymour and Zuly (ZulyZu) are the ones that actually got us to the $1500+ mark, so go give 'er some love! And thanks to EVERYONE who has donated! I just can't say that enough! -Robyn
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The monster mash
Now it's Julie's turn...c'mon...we've got just over two hours to raise $79 $64 to meet our final goal. You can do eeeeeet!



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Thank you, babe
Because he's the one that's heard me squeal with delight and awe, saw me bounce up and down in my chair, and do a victory lap through the house every time a milestone was achieved. Because he's the one that's seen me scream. He's the one that's seen me cry. Because he's the one that's seen me delete things I didn't even think mankind had in them...and lose my faith in humankind, only to open another e-mail and have it restored again. Becuase he's held me, soothed me, and told me it was going to be ok. Because he's the one that poured the shots when I needed them. Because he's the one that knows my heart and knows my soul and sees the "real" me every day -- and reminds me over and over again that my intentions were good and honorable and if people don't understand it's their problem -- even people we considered friends once upon a time. Because he's the one that has watched the last 10 days full of 12-14 shifts on this project absolutely wretch my body and zap any kind of physical and emotional strength I could possibly have. Because he knew that I just had to do something worthwhile as I closed this decade of life.

Well, because he's the one. Period. I love you.
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Playing hardball
Ok, we are literally sitting $79 $64 away from our total goal of $1500 now with three more hours to go. So here's the deal... Whoever makes the donation that pushes us at or above the $1500 mark -- be it a donation of $79 $64 or $7.90 -- the donation that tips the scale gets ALL the wallpapers and the password site for free! Do I hear a ka-ching?

But wait! There's more... Did I forget to mention we now have this photo in 1024x768. Silly me! The line forms to the left...
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Raise your hands if you're sure!
And another new entry from Kristine -- who wants to be the hands? Our operators are standing by!



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More boobie bling-bling
We have now officially raised OVER $1K for charity! As of 7:30 p.m. EST we're currently looking at $1032.00 going directly to Susan G. Komen, and we've raised $1391.00 total! (In just $45 more damn dollars we'll have raised literally three-times the cost of Statia's plane ticket.)

So if you think our motives are selfish -- I highly encourage you to get off your asses and go out in your own blogs and raise at least $1000 in 10 days for charity, and then e-mail me that you've done so. THEN -- and only then -- will you have a leg to stand on in my eyes. Otherwise, I invite you to view this again...

Keep those donations coming in folks -- and THANKS AGAIN! Make sure to keep your eyes on this page tonight!
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Turn those radio dials...
...over here now! There will be updates all night long folks, so fire up those PayPal accounts!
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Dessert before dinner
To kick off this evening's festivities, Christine has loaned us her big pink cookies. The second image is available as a wallpaper for $50 donations or more. You've only got 'til midnight folks -- so get those donations in -- and watch this space for more!






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Can't fight the seether
And in other, "gee everyone on the Internet can deem themselves an investigative journalist these days", news... Apparently Statia has owned six new cars in the last four years, therefore does not deserve to go to Florida. I'm sure the state of Pennsylvania would be very interested to learn this so they can collect the back-taxes. Get a fucking life, people. Has YOUR site raised almost a grand for charity in just over a week? Didn't. Think. So. It must be really nice to cast stones at glass houses when you don't provide comments for people to call you out on things and hold you accountable...
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How to PISS ROBYN OFF for $1000, Alex
Yesterday, I linked to this site because its owner wrote and asked if we'd all like to participate (cash prizes of $500 to $2000 each month for the winners). I'm not about joining the soft porn biz. I'm about the charity. So I politely declined and wrote him back saying so, and let him know I'd put a link on his site if others would like to participate. I thought that was that. NOT.

I woke up today to find out the fucker that owns it SIGNED ME UP (without my consent or permission) to be in his affiliate program. I was e-mailed a "welcome to our affiliate program" note with login and password. HELLO?!? You do NOT sign me up for an affiliate program -- especially of that nature -- without my permission. And when I logged in to cancel, you can't cancel your membership through the interface. You have to e-mail him with questions. His lame-ass excuse in another e-mail I found buried in the inbox was "well I thought you could give the proceeds to charity". Again, HELLO?!? Shouldn't that be MY decision, McFly? You took my e-mail address. You abused it. Prepare to die like the pumpkin-fucking scum you are.

So if you choose to affiliate yourself with this character, be warned. He annoits himself as your pimp and expects you to quietly become his bitch -- with or without your consent! I think he forgot who he was messing with...
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I'm not going to work at The Gap for chrissake
Just spammed in my inbox...Gap is putting out a casting-call for their print ads. You can apply in stores or online. Only if I get to rub around on that "Loose" guy, Will Kemp! Yum, yum, gimme some. I...need a moment.
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Secret, secret - I've got a secret
Two pages of photos at Yahoo covering the Victoria's Secret fashion show. She really should see someone about that condition, though... And correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this ensemble belong on the shelves of Frederick's instead?
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And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change
An update as things get ready to wrap up...we need your links, we need your love, we need your donations! The cut-off is Friday night at midnight eastern. Stay tuned! We have quite a few new photos coming to go out with a bang. Double-entendre intended...it's finally Friday!
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Friday night I crashed your party
Now your $50+ donation won't just get you the password and address of the private photos page -- it will also get you your choice of the wallpapers shown below in either 800x600 or 1024x768. Hopefully more to be added soon! So read the fine print and e-mail me with any questions (link in the sidebar, "want to write me?"). Please allow for turn-around time though. I expect to be swamped Friday, as the contest wraps up at midnight EST and we have A LOT of new photos planned to reach our final goal. So please stay tuned -- and give, give, give! We still need $240.90 to hit our goal of $1500 in total donations. Thanks!



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I'd like to thank the little people...



Have you ever played "Name That Blog"? (And just why not if you haven't?) Well they just passed their 5000th play, and Ain't Too Proud to Blog came in second, behind scriptygoddess! Not bad at'all! It's like Michele says, "When Robyn talks, people listen!" You know you do. How else can you explain that sudden craving for Oreo fudge brownies, hmmmm?
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I play some bas-ket-ball
In other Sooner news...if you'll flip to ESPN2 right now, you'll see our boys takin' on the 'Bama boys in the Garden. It's awesome, baby! ESPN.com currently has the Sooner squad ranked #1 in the nation.

And OU has announced the 2003 Football Schedule. I don't want none-a ya'll bitchin' and whinin' (this means you) about our weak-ass schedule next year. Not like this year's has been easy (currently #10 SOS in the nation) -- but next year we'll be playing Bama at Bama, followed the next week by Fresno State, and as if that wasn't enough UCLA the next week. Don't tell me the Tide isn't gonna be out for blood when it's in their hizzouse. The Big XII. It's not just for breakfast anymore.
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I don't want to go on the cart!
Maybe I find this more amusing than most because it used to be my job, but daaaaayum! I'd love to see the case report filed on that one! Bring out your dead...
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Put up the tree before my spirits fall again
If I had one wish that I could wish this holiday season, it would be that all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace.

If I had two wishes I could make this holiday season, the first would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing in the spirit of harmony and peace. And the second would be for 30 million dollars a month to be given -- to me -- tax-free in a Swiss bank account.

You know, if I had three wishes I could make this holiday season, the first, of course, would be for all the children of the world to get together and sing, the second would be for the 30 million dollars every month to me, and the third would be for encompassing power over every living being in the entire universe.

And if I had four wishes that I could make this holiday season, the first would be the crap about the kids -- definitely. The second would be for the 30 million, the third would be for all the power, and the fourth would be to set aside one month each year to have an extended 31-day orgasm, to be brought out slowly by Rosanna Arquette and that model Paulina-somebody, I can't think of her name. Of course my lovely wife can come, too -- and she's behind me one hundred percent here, I guarantee it.

Wait a minute, maybe the sex thing should be the first wish, so if I made that the first wish, because it could all go boom tomorrow, then what do you got, y'know? No, no, the kids, the kids singing would be great, that would be nice.

But wait a minute, who am I kidding? They're not going to be able to get all those kids together. I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible, more trouble than it's worth! So -- we reorganize!

Here we go. First, the sex thing. We go with that. Second, the money. No, we go with the power second, then the money. And then the kids. Oh wait, oh jeez, I forgot about revenge against my enemies! Okay, I need revenge against all my enemies. They should die like pigs in hell! That would be my fourth wish.

And, of course, my fifth wish would be for all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace. Thank you everybody. -- Steve Martin
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The princess bride
Lookee what Lisa sent me today just 'cuz -- "People: The Greatest Celebrity Weddings of All Time"! I was thinking magazine when she first wrote me, but it's more like a bound booklet -- it's amazing! Thank you so much!
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Pay-per boobies!
Jessica has come up with a wonderful idea, and so far, three of us are in! Now a $50 or more donation won't just get you passworded access to the pics I won't display here (a sample image is thumbnailed to the left), but it also gets you boobie wallpaper for your computer! C'mon. We've almost made our goal...help us get there Sooner rather than later! And by the way, the thumbnail pic does involve a water hose...
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'Cause the whole world loves it when you don't get down
I just updated the donor's page again, and we're only $255.90 away from our ultimate goal with just under 36 hours left to go. We can do eeeeeet! (And we're only $114.90 away from at least being able to donate a cool grand to charity.) We have now raised $1244.10 since late last Tuesday night, $885.10 of which goes to a breast cancer charity. Don't let us down -- we've helped keep you up for over a week now!

In other, somewhat related, news...I was contacted by ratemywettshirt.com today (not suggested for workplace clicking -- see this entry before you even think about participating), and was offered fabulous cash-prizes. For me, there was a time and a place for that Mr. Garrison, and it was college college. I somehow managed to avoid the wet-tee thang during my four years of mayhem at OU, and wouldn't have started such a blogging fracas this month if it hadn't been for such good causes -- but if a grand prize of $500 to $2000 each month for the winners sounds like your kinda deal, then by all means be my guest!
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all things girl
I was interviewed this week by "all things girl"! Please go check it out if you are so inclined... (Endlessly talented -- man, do I have people snowed or what? )
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From my mommy
I guess she saw I had my "real" hair color back again (or at least I will when it starts growing out)...


A man entered the bus, with both of his front pant pockets full of golf balls, and sat down next to a blonde.

The blonde kept looking quizzically at him and his bulging pockets.

Finally, after many such glances from her, he said, "It's golf balls."

The blonde continued to look at him thoughtfully and finally asked, "Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?"


Ba-dum-dum.
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I'm sorry Miss Jackson
You know, I'm beginning to think that the surgical mask isn't so much about a Howard Hughes-esque germ paranoia thing, as it is a way to shield himself from looking at the monstrosity that's become his face. I know I've made fun of all the surgeries in the past, but [James Brown voice] good god [/James Brown voice]!

Read the full article, with photo, at CNN.com.

UPDATE: You have to have a much stronger stomach to handle this photograph found by Kat.
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Virtual head-count
Huh. I said "head-count". Where was I? Oh yeah... On the confirmed 30th Birthday Bash list we've got him, her and him, her, her, him, her -- and quite possibly her and her -- and if we haven't scared 'em off too badly maybe them, too. Help me out here. Who am I forgetting? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Updated to say: The big event is scheduled for Saturday, November 30th. On the 30th for my 30th. The beatings festivities commence at eight-ish. Be there or be !
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I'm 'a do things my way
Taking a special moment for us to point your attention towards...
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This time I'm 'a stand up and shout



You think you're special
You do, I can see it in your eyes
I can see it when you laugh at me
Look down on me and walk around on me

Just one more fight about your leadership
And I will straight up leave your shit
'Cos I've had enough of this
And now I'm pissed
Yeah!*


* Please note: Normally I do not condone quoting Limp Bizkit. These are special circumstances.
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Funny face
Sometimes I think I really need to make a recording of what Todd says before he snaps a photo... We could make a fortune!


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No, my first name ain't baby - it's Robyn



nastybastard has a thing goin' on over at his place where he wants photos of bloggers giving the camera the finger or doin' somethin' nasty. So here is my submission (background since removed, but notice the new blondness).
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This life can turn a good girl bad
Psssst...new submission here!
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Go baby, go, go - yeah we're lookin' at ya'
Kristine has joined the ranks of the dead-sexy! Do I hear $10? $20?



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It's a nice day to start again
Boobs by Lauri® has another photo for everyone below...enjoy! And don't forget to check out Kitty's new submission as well! Please donate now to save the boobies...



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Accounting
Ok, I finally called and got a real-live person today at the Susan G. Komen Foundation! I had the name slightly wrong -- I spoke with Kelly Puritz (1-800-462-9273, direct line 972-855-1630). She has passed my message along to someone named "Lindsey" to see if there's any way to specifically register in case anyone wants to check and see that the money will be going where we say it is going next week.

They're also going to discuss if they can try and e-mail me something to that effect, so if I do receive something of that nature, it will be posted immediately of course. They also said that once the donation is made, I'll receive a written proof of donation -- and anyone is welcome to check up about a donation made by me after the fact as well. So if anyone has any questions, just give me a yell! But I've finally talked with someone there live, instead of via their voicemail...

By the way, a couple of new submissions for your viewing pleasure!
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True pimp niggaz spend no dough on the booty
"I learned it by watching you dad..." First the guy gets Reebok, among others, to sponsor his post-MTV awards bash. But that wasn't good enough. For his recent 30th birthday party, Puffy P. Diddy turned towards the King of Marrakech -- who forked over $1 million for the event. From MSNBC.com:

"P. Diddy’s birthday bash in Marrakech coincided with the start of Ramadan, when the sale of liquor is limited — so crates were shipped in ahead of time. But the fact that King Mohammed paid for the $1 million bash didn’t please some advocates of the poor in a country where so many go hungry. The King said the party will help promote tourism. . . ."

And I just thought my marketing strategy was good! But quick question... When you're thinking "big birthday bash", how in the hell does Marrakech pop into your brain?
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Pour some sugar on me
I just updated the donations page again, and with three days left to go in the campaign (donations being accepted thru midnight EST Friday night), we have now raised a whopping $1189.10 -- $830.10 of which will be going to charity! We've had seventy-two individual donations! Thanks again!

Psssst...don't click "read more" at work... Since no one sent me any new pics today, I'll add in a rarely-seen one of me for good measure. Oh Statia and Stacy, etc...three days to go. Who's in for a coupla new pics a night? We are SO close to hitting our goal! Keep 'em coming! (No pun intended.)



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Blonde ambition
In the continuing saga of "what color will her hair be today", I lightened it up tonight and lost the pink. At least for now. I tried to get as close to my real color as possible this time, and we both think I succeeded. At least I won't be fighting my roots -- light blonde roots poking out of dark hair just looks odd. Trust me on this. And my hair literally grows about ¼" a week. No pics for now because quite frankly I'm exhausted and it's still a little wet, so what's on the website will have to do. Because I'm worth it.
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For my husband
We've been singing this back and forth to each other for days now, so I thought I'd share with the rest of the class.


Just because of the way I look
Just because of what I wear
Just because of how I act
And how I fix my hair
You think you can label me
But don't you dare

'Cause I am not a bimbo!

So I giggle when I talk
So I wiggle when I walk
I got extra body fat
You gonna call me bimbo just for that?

Just because my voice is high
And my attitude is light
It doesn't mean that I'm not serious
I read Newsweek twice last night

So why should I be
The brunt of your jokes
your mockery?

When I am not a bimbo!


I know how to work a Xerox machine, and it's really complicated. I know where the dipstick of my car is, you know when the engine is broken? I'm not stupid, I'm the opposite!

Okay, I read my horoscope. But I don't always believe in it. I may be pruciferous. I may be vacuous. But I am not a bimbo. It has a negative connotation, or something.


I am not a bimbo!

I am not a bimbo!

So I dot my i's with hearts
And I sleep with a teddy bear
It doesn't mean that I'm not smart
I know all about the ozone layer

You see, I am not a bimbo!

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Lest ye forget


NOUN: Tampa. A city of west-central Florida on Tampa Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. First visited by Spanish explorers in 1528, Tampa is a port of entry, a processing and shipping hub, and a tourist center.



NOUN: tantrum. A fit of bad temper. Also called regionally hissy, hissy fit.



It seems a few people have overlooked the fact "tantrum" is part of my URL now. Tantrums don't have to be rational, and you don't have to agree with the reasonings for someone throwing one. But they sure are a hell of a lot of fun!
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The best things in life are free
Money update: I haven't had a chance to update with the new donations made today, but I did try to get in touch with the Susan G. Komen Foundation again earlier this afternoon. And once again, I got voicemail. If you'd like to check up on me the number to call is 1-800-462-9273, and the person I'm trying to speak with (I believe, she talked fast on voicemail -- people when you leave an outgoing message, please talk s.l.o.w.l.y.) is Kelly Turret. So that's where things are at right now. I've left two messages -- this one with an approximate donation amount to date -- so hopefully a dollar figure will be enough encouragement that I'll hear back from them tomorrow. If not, I'll just keep stalking their phone lines until I get a real person! - Robyn
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Thinking is hard
And really, no one wants to sit around trying to think on a Tuesday afternoon. So instead, pick a guy -- or pick a girl -- and daydream about doing the hippity-dippity with them instead. You'll thank me later.
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I can't see her 'til I'm foaming at the mouth
So someone seems to have a problem with what blogging has become. [quote] "It's all 'ooh, vote for me for this' or 'hey, send me money so i can go out and party with my friends' and the always popular and ever-so-dreaded 'hey, let's talk about the WAR!'"

So I'm sure she's not the first, and won't be the last, to have a problem with this. And I just want to set the record straight one more time for those who think I've dethroned Anna Nicole as the new Queen of Tacky.

If this had started off as asking someone else to send you money so you could go out and party with your friends...


  1. Statia would have just asked for the money herself. She wouldn't have found out after the fact when the webpage had already been set up and blogged about here.

  2. I would be taking that extra $745.10 in the pot and giving it to him, and her, and her just to name a few. They all want to be here, too. They can't afford it either.

    But you see, when I realized we were getting above and beyond what we'd asked / dreamed possible, I decided I had a choice. I could cut the donations off and feel good that I'd done something nice for Statia. I could keep taking them and feel good that I'd done something really nice for Statia by buying her a first-class ticket. Or I could change the focus to help countless people, because countless other people were willing to submit photos, spread the word, and part with their hard-earned money. I chose the road less traveled.

  3. I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to go through a divorce and have a bad relationship with your family, all at the same time.

  4. I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to sit in your apartment alone on Thanksgiving Day eating a Swanson's dinner.

  5. I hope your friends wouldn't be so fucking pathetic that they'd know that was going to be your fate, and they'd leave you there to sit in it anyway, without doing anything and everything in their limited power to prevent it.

  6. I hope you already know the sheer joy and delight of having those you care about the most surrounding you at the holidays and on your birthday -- especially when a milestone like 30 rolls along. I hope their bank account balances are all high enough they can get there, should you live thousands of miles away from them.

    I suppose I could pimp my Amazon wishlist instead like other bloggers have been known to do, suggesting an itemized list of specific items I've really had my eye on, since everyone knows the yellow Ultra Mega Mega Man is the cheapest. That might show a little more class.

    But you know what is going to make me the happiest as I tackle this next new decade of life before me? Running up and hugging Statia when she walks off that plane. Calling the Susan G. Komen Foundation next week with my credit card number and knowing that because I tried to make a difference for one person, it snowballed into a community effort to make a difference for A LOT of people. And going to sleep the night of my birthday next to my husband.

    Those are the gifts you cannot unwrap. They just happen. Two I made happen. One came straight from God above. If that makes me any less of a person in your eyes, thankfully He is the only one that gets to judge me at the end of my life here on Earth.

  7. Yes, we are going to party. Yes, we are going to have a good time. And yes we are going to do things on a webcam that we will never live down. A-fucking-men. I only turn 30 once and I don't plan to leave my 20s quietly. If you've got a problem with that, I hear Denny's serves a nice "Bitter, Party of One" dinner the evening of November 28th. I hope you enjoy it. Make sure to request the nice parsley garnish.

    I, on the other hand, will be blowing out my candles -- as I stand beside all of my friends who stepped up to the plate and got the back of someone who didn't deserve to be where circumstances were going to put her. And who didn't even ask to get out of them. People just cared enough to make sure fate could be reversed with a little effort on their part.

    And I'd much rather have THOSE people by my side, knowing all along that you hate what we've "become", than someone who's really good at bitching and moaning about how bad the world is -- but doesn't have the tits to stand up and do something right for a change to make it better. Your friend went to Iraq. Not you. I'm sorry, but that doesn't cut it.

So in case the point has happened to escape you 'til now, that would be a big ol' BITE ME coming out of the state of Florida. You might want to ask yourself, just exactly what has YOUR blog done lately for the community, beyond mere words, anyway?

Who's next? Happy birthday to me.

UPDATE: This post is in no way directed at Melly, who I happen to light candles to daily and consider the best Oklahoma export ever.

UPDATE 2: I have since removed the links to the blogger in question who I strongly (obviously) felt was attacking Statia. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out, if you really have to know what set me off, by checking out the link in the first paragraph. And to somewhat quote her, if you go off starting shit in her blog on my behalf, don't expect me to praise you for it. That is not what this is all about!
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Would you like a suckle of my zipple?
Here's one for all the ladies -- it's Mikey! Mmmm...where was I?






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I'm waxing down so that I'll go real fast
New pic. Give, give, give. We are theeees close to hitting our goal!
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I'm waxing down because it's really a blast
This one is for Mikey since this is one of his favorite photos of me. We've gotta hit $1500 to reach our goal -- so this is my way of saying thanks to everyone, and please give more, all at the same time!







By the way, new boobie submissions in the comments today!
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Saturday warriors
Well the new BCS rankings came out today, and OU only slipped to fourth after the loss to A&M. Not bad at'all! We're almost a full point and a half ahead of texas. We're also tied with texas for fourth in the AP. Considering they lost to us (a ranked team), and A&M, well, wasn't...I'm sure that's causing a few nails to be spit in Austin.

I know certain people seemed to think that I would be distraught or angry after the outcome Saturday. Just wasn't gonna happen. If that's how you plan to get a rise out of me, well you're going to have to try a bit harder. I say, and mean, it every year -- as long as OU beats texas* I am a very happy woman, and we could lose every other game that season. There are literally two potential games every season that I will/would be pissed off about losing.

1. The Red River shoot-out
2. The one for all the marbles

Todd pulled out the Book of Sooner this evening after I quoted a few statistics, and was reminded that during Barry Switzer's tenure he had exactly two unbeaten seasons. One of those seasons involved a "tie" game where no one won or lost. The other was a complete-winning season. Switzer also won the National Championship in a year where the Sooners lost a regular-season game.

Bob Stoops has already had one unbeaten season in four years time. We have won a Big XII Championship in this decade. We have won the National Title in this decade. And we are currently sitting in fourth place, in full BCS Bowl contention. There is absolutely NO dishonor or shame in a one-loss season. It is virtually impossible to have a perfect season, and if I remember correctly, OU and Miami set all kinds of records for doing it back-to-back in 2000 and 2001. That's not to say OU will win out. Who knows. If the secondary covers the field like they did in College Station it's going to be a very long November.

But it is to say I would be a pathetic excuse of a fan if I suddenly got pissed at my team and ceased to be a fan -- or care -- because they walked out of Kyle Field, Home of the 12th Man, with a loss. Was I disappointed? Sure. For like five minutes during (not after) the game. Who wouldn't be when you literally live and breathe Sooner football each and every Saturday and watch the "W" slip away before your very eyes. But you know what? I put on my OU gear, hung my OU flag, and cheered my Sooners on via 'netcasts in the dark days of the Schnelly and Blake eras. To suddenly expect me to hang my head and feel defeated or ashamed because my team is in the top five (ahead of texas) -- well I don't think so. Thank you. Drive thru. If we lose every other game this season, we still beat texas, and I'm still Sooner born and Sooner bred. Boomer Fucking Sooner.


*Unless of course, we go on to win the Sears trophy that year, as opposed to Mack Brown winning yet another recruiting national championship.
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Boobie bling-bling
New donation total update...

In six days time, we've managed to raise $1099.10 -- and $740.10 of that total (now more than twice the price of the airline ticket that started it all) will be going to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation! Can I get a whoo-whoo?
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And we'll never be lonely anymore
Cute wedding-related item alert (spotted over at Amazon) -- That Wine Is Mine "I Do" Wine Charms. The photos are so cute! Nobody steal the idea. It's mine. I saw it first! Nyah nyah.
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Save it 'til the morning after
Screw the whole "she made over $100 grand a year and got her debt paid off by total strangers" aspect of it. What in the hell is that over her bed?!?
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Pssssst...
New post over here now...just in case you'd noticed I'd updated... And a couple of new photos here, too.
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The Aussie goes down...literally and figuratively
Statia has just taken the lead in the "best blogger boobies" poll!

This is the first time since it all started that Jessica hasn't been in firm command. If you haven't voted yet, get to it. And it's my poll. I'd better stay in the top 3, dammit. That's all I'm sayin'. Just in case you might have forgotten...wet and chocolate covered. What more has a girl gotta do?

Hey Statia, do you need to shoot a thank you pic for your thank you pic now to stay on top? I happen to know you like it on top.
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I dream of pizza...

Oh-ie, oh, eeee-oh!

I, I've been watching you.
I think I wanna know ya.
Said I, I'm a little dangerous.
Girl, I'd love to show ya.

My jungle love, yeah.
I think I wanna know ya.
Jungle love. Girl, I'd love to show ya.

You, you've got a pretty car. I think I wanna drive it.
I ain't playin', said I drive a little dangerous.
Take you to my crib, rip you off.

My jungle love, yeah.
I think I wanna know ya.
Jungle love. Girl, I'd love to show ya.

Come on baby, where's your guts?
You wanna make love or what?

I wanna take you to my cage,
lock you up and hide the key.
You only get water, baby.
Cuz if you're hungry, take a bite of me.

I think I wanna ... I wanna file my nails.

My jungle love, yeah.
I think I wanna know ya.
Jungle love. Girl, I'd love to show ya.

Jungle love, that's right.
Can't nobody fuck with me?
I got a bearskin rug, I got a fireplace too.
And I'm all the way wild baby.
All the things I could do to you.

Jungle love.
Yes! That's it. Ha haaaa!

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It's an institute you can't disparage
Well you just know it's going to be a marriage made in heaven when the press write-up about the impending nuptials concludes with:
Lopez turned to [second husband] Judd after splitting with long-time boyfriend, rapper Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, during his much publicized trail in New York on weapons and bribery charges. Combs was later acquitted.

Her first marriage to Ojani Noa ended in divorce in 1998 after about a year.

Affleck, who shared a best original screenplay Oscar with long-time friend Matt Damon for the 1997 movie "Good Will Hunting," checked himself into a clinic for treatment of alcohol abuse last year.
I sincerely hope they'll understand it when I avoid their Tiffany registry, and get something from the Martha Stewart collection at Kmart instead (and provide the receipt). How...pathetic. Snore.
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Do your civic duty
The Dress Contest 2002 public poll is open! Please go vote! All 22 entries this year are listed here.

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At our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone gets breast meat
There's one last photo here (not to be missed), for good measure.
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One last round of thanks!
Statia wanted to submit one last photo to tell everyone thanks, so here it is. WARNING: May steam up monitor!





It appears the bandwidth monster has got her blog for now...so feel free to leave comments here or over at Mikey's! -Robyn
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Drumroll please...


The twenty-two 2002 Dress Contest entries have been made public, and the ten semi-finalists have been selected! Stay tuned for voting instructions to select the five finalists. For the first time ever, the public will be allowed to vote "at large" in a popular vote -- with the winner getting one total vote towards the finalist round. Thanks again to everyone who entered and linked to the contest this year!
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Back to your regularly scheduled programming
Just a quick admin note as I take the reigns of my blog back again. All of the Boobie-Thon entries (other than those double-categoried) have been moved off the main page to help save on load-time and bandwidth now that things have wound down. I'll be keeping the link to the page at the top of tampatantrum.com. So just look up, and you can still get there easily.
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A smashing success, dahlings!
I'm happy to report that we've just booked Statia's airline ticket -- we found it for $40 less through our travel agent over the phone (Traveler's Advantage) than anyone had found today surfing online. She flies in early on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27th -- and back home again early on the evening of Monday, December 2nd. The ticket was $309, and a total of $359 after airport taxes and fees.

I have updated the donations page to reflect the cost of the ticket subtracted from the rest of the donations which will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Since Tuesday night we have raised $1029.10 total -- and a whopping $670.10 for charity! Another special thanks goes out to Hosting Matters. Not only have they donated the bandwidth for this campaign, they also just gave the donation that finally pushed us above the $1K mark.

Who says bloggers can't make a difference? If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, I'll still be taking your hard-earned money through Friday night. Thanks again for all of the support everyone. I am literally amazed, and humbled, by all of your generousity!
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He tells two friends...and he tells two friends...
Thanks for the heads-up Seki...we've now been Instapundited!
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Best. Hosting Company. Ever.
With permission, I am posting the e-mail I just received from Annette at Hosting Matters. So please indulge me and let me tell her thank you for at least the 1000th time this year.


"If need be, we'll just keep raising it [the bandwidth] to cover the use and consider it our donation to the project and the charity.

Oh, and speaking as someone whose family has a history of breast cancer, whose grandmother died from breast cancer, and whose aunts have all been affected (one of whom is going in for a double mastectomy on Friday next): excellent choice of charity. That's my primary donation these days as well."
Regards,
Annette
Hosting Matters, Inc.


What do you say? I am literally sitting here with tears welled up in my eyes, and thanks doesn't seem to be nearly enough. Get thee to Hosting Matters!
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FYI
Hosting Matters bumped our bandwidth up to 20 gig today thinking that would more than cover the FARK traffic. Uhhhh...guess not. We are currently sitting at 19464.56 Meg. I've put in another emergency ticket, and they have THE BEST support around. They work at warp-speed. But just in case things get a little rocky (since some people actually sleep late at night - 'magine that), I wanted everyone to have fair warning. Will show boobies for bandwidth? Oh wait... That's what got us here. Nevermind.

UPDATE: Man they are fast! It's already resolved less than 15 minutes later. If you need hosting, I cannot recommend Annette and crew enough. THANK YOU HM!
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Now with scrubbing bubbles!
And that's the way it was...the following is our final boobie entry for 2002. (I definitely think this should become an annual event with all we've raised.) The photo is from Dania. It should make you feel nice 'n' dirty.

If you missed out on all the fun, never fear! You can still post your boobie photo in the comments for THIS entry. But...

  1. I reserve the right to edit and/or delete any submissions.
  2. NO full-nudity. Period. Cover 'em up folks. I'm not a porn site and I don't intend on starting any time soon. This is for charity. Not for Hustler.
  3. The image cannot be larger than 400 pixels wide and MUST be stored on your own server. You can link to your image with simple <img src="..."> HTML.
  4. I reserve the right to add to or edit to this rule list as it becomes necessary because it's my site. My rules. Nyah nyah.
  5. If you're an exhibitionist who just has to have their photo up on a main page somewhere (as anything you submit from this point on will be in the comments of this entry only), well then Dick has an offer just for you.
I'll be taking donations through midnight EST Friday, November 16th. After that, the PayPal donation link will be removed, no more names will be added to the donor's list, and you will be directed towards the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation directly. Thanks to everyone for making this more successful than we ever dreamed possible. We're at $839.10 right now and had 27,500 hits today alone. Let's try to make it an even grand before the week is out! Spread the word. Link buttons are here. Thanks again everyone!

-Robyn



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Renaissance woman
Every boobie contest needs a lusty wench. I give you, the Big Pink Cookies! Now give us something in return...



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Hurry up late-bloomers
Ok, I'm extending the deadline a bit because I'm still awake and people are still snapping away. But I expect more donations for my trouble, ya' hear?! Hurry up!
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But wait... There's more!
I knew you guys wouldn't let me down! Everybody give get it up for Andrea! We're getting more donations now, too -- so don't let everyone else make you look bad!






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The pièce de résistance
This is the only entry of its kind that will make it up on a non-passworded page, and is also one of the last submissions of the evening (unless someone else out there hurries up)... So without further adieu, the grand finale (encores still being accepted) -- the one and only -- Seki! Your pants are open now. Let me just take that wallet... GIVE!



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Just say Julie!
Another wet-tee entry for your viewing enjoyment. It's yummy for your tummy(monsters)!

I'm sending out the last call... You've got two more hours to submit pics if you've been holding out, and then you'll be stuck leaving them in comments after 3 a.m. EST. Entries submitted after 3 a.m. won't actually appear "in" the blog or on the boobie page. The donations are slowing down to a trickle as well...I know you guys can do better! You've already had dessert. Now pay the check, mmmmk?



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She rocks in the tree tops all day long
One last shot from the home team...heeeeere's a half-dozen of Robyn! Don't let me down. I did all these for you. Now do summin'-summin' for me!


















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