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I love the 80s
Something tells me that toy companies are starting to realize that Gen X'ers have children now... Go here and here for a longer walk down memory lane.
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Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
This week's "Today Throws a Wedding" selections are pretty boring -- the tuxes. I think choice #2 goes best with the bridesmaids gowns, so it's what I picked. My selection won last week though in the invitation category. The monographed invites were chosen.
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Paging Dr. Whang. Dr. Dick Whang.
Talk about the perfect name for your profession... There is a specialist in the Tampa Bay area that we saw on the news this afternoon. His name? Dr. Cockburn. His specialty? Urology and vasectomies. I kid you not. You just can't make this stuff up.
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The Sooner Schooner

[2003 Sooner media guide]

The Florida Gators shouldn't feel too bad -- it can happen to anyone. Take the University of Oklahoma for example... (Link courtesy of FARK.com.)
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D-I-V-O-R-C-E
So I predicted "and they said it wouldn't last" way back in March 2002... (By now I'm sure you've all heard that Liza Minnelli and David Gest have split.) I know, I know. I was too shaken this weekend to even blog about it. Well new reports are suggesting the divorce battle is gonna get ugly -- and I don't think we're just talking close-up photographs of the pair either. So pull up a chair. I've got the popcorn!
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Smells like Teen Spirit
Just can't get enough of smelling like celebs? Now we have J. Lo, the Sequel -- "Still Jennifer Lopez". She seems to think she's Marilyn-esque in the new ad campaign. I...think not. I am amused, however, that Coty seems to be releasing all of the 'high-end' celebrity fragrances now. Because we all know nothing says high class and sophistication like a bottle of Coty Wild Musk from Tarjhét!
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Stuck in the middle with you
A new movie is coming out just for Statia! I am so there.
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If that money doesn't show then you owe me owe me owe
Only from The Smoking Gun: "the Constitutionality of the word fuck".

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Mother mother fuck. Mother mother fuck fuck. Mother fuck mother fuck. Noise noise noise...
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Would you care for a suckle of my zipple?
"We wanted to call it The New TNN -- The Nipple Network -- but then again we thought maybe Spike Lee had a nipple and we might get sued for that!" —Pamela Anderson, on the new Spike TV and Spike Lee's battle with Viacom over the name
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Think about direction - wonder why you haven't before
My horoscope today couldn't be more perfect for things I'm currently witnessing in another area of my online life:

You are likely to have independent views about everything, ROBYN, and people would be wrong to try to box you into thinking a certain way. Don't let others convince you to accept something that you are skeptical of. Deep down inside, you know exactly what you believe in, so don't be afraid to express these thoughts, even if they go entirely against the grain of the situation at hand. Independence is important to you, and you may go to great lengths to make sure that others feel this freedom that you know is so critical to a healthy lifestyle. [link]

Quite frankly, now I'm really glad I've taken a stand.
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So you'd better treat 'er right
I had a couple of new designs launch this past week -- West Indies Cricket Blog and HotLiberty.com (currently empty, optimized for 800x600 by request). Both Ryan and Jeff should be sainted for their patience -- it's been a bumpy summer. I've probably neglected to mention a few other new "connect the dots" and Sekimori Designs over the past few weeks as well, so you can always be nosey and snoop through the portfolio. New designs have a pink star by 'em...

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the Suncoast Sooners site has been updated for the 2003 OU football season. Let's get ready to ruuuuuuumble!
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This could devastate my reputation as a dude
Michele has had a series of blogger "then and now" photos going during the Blogathon -- her theme has been pop culture from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

I just found her the perfect photo. It was taken circa Christmas 1985. Yes, that's me sporting a bitchin' pair of parachute pants with neon-pink zipper inserts. And of course you can't forget the Duran Duran-esque chauffeur's cap and skinny black leather tie. Always a slave to fashion, I am...
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It's the "little" things

Apparently I'm now #1 in Yahoo! and Google for "fat Oklahoma fan". Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof. Beefcake. BEEFCAKE!
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S-A-T-U-R    D-A-Y!
What are you doing trying to read me today? There's a Blogathon going on! Now go on, scoot... I'll catch ya' on the flip-side!
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He's got the cutest little baby face

[Baby Michael]

HUGE congrats go out to our friends Lynn and Michael. Lynn gave birth to Michael Jr. on his daddy's birthday, July 23, 2003, at 4:49 p.m. CST. The baby weighed 7.9 lbs. and was 19.5" long. He has strawberry blonde curls and blue eyes, and is just about the most adorable thing we've ever seen.

We met Lynn and Michael in 1996 when we were both planning our weddings. We attended their wedding in Disney World a year later, and even vacationed with them in Disney a few years back. We've always remained extremely close through cross-country moves and life in general.

We couldn't be more happy -- or more thrilled -- to welcome little Michael into the world! Congratulations to mommy, daddy, and brand new son!
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And on the 7th day...
...God made Key Lime Pie at Publix. And it was good.
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Freaky Friday
A few blogs for your Friday reading pleasure...

  1. 'round the bend - a little cheeky
  2. adampsyche - makes me wanna holla
  3. everybody reads raymond - like a popular TV show, but not
  4. SquidBlog - day-to-day with Squiddy
  5. hey-lisa.com - longing for simpler days
For even more blog reads, go here. Last but certainly not least, don't forget the Blogathon begins this weekend on July 26th!
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A girl's best friend?
Here's a question for the ladies...if your man cheated on you, would you truly enjoy looking at / wearing "make-up" jewelry purchased so soon after? I don't care if the rock is $4 mil. Every time I looked at the damn thing I would be angry and hurt all over again, reliving the exact reason(s) it was sitting there on my finger. In fact, I don't even think I could wear it, to be honest. It would be too painful a reminder. Am I alone in feeling this way?
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Sooner bred
My Joshie has joined the OU Sooners coaching staff as a graduate assistant! It's been a roller-coaster ride for Heupel the last couple of years after suffering a wrist-injury in Dolphins training camp, so I certainly hope this is the beginning of many great things to come for Josh. Good luck -- and Boomer Sooner!
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Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry...
Dress #3 (the taupe/champagne colored number) was the audience choice for the bridesmaids' dresses on "Today Throws a Wedding". This week it's time to select the invitations. I ended up going with choice #2 because of it matching the dresses selected last week. Which ones did you pick?

And last but not least, another new advertiser for WM! - Fiji's Maravu Plantation.
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Girl power
For Michele:

[I am not a feminist]

Poster and postcards available from "one angry girl".
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Better late than never
I'm behind on pimping these...but here are the July 2003 "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" wedding feature and "Dress of the Month".

I can honestly say it's the first feature I've done featuring Gwar in the essay...
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Secret decoder ring
I just noticed that Michele was going through search engine hell because of talking about Kobe Bryant's rape victim yesterday. This method is not 100% fool-proof, but rather than type out full names in such instances, I use their HTML alphabet characters, and it seems to work fairly well for me. The name appears normally above in "print" on my site, but it's actually a set of numbers and symbols in my actual entry's HTML here. So when the content of my page is harvested, they won't see Kobe's name, but rather a set of encoded gobbelty-gook characters. It also helps spam-protect your e-mail address from spambots if you're currently listing your full address on your site. Just thought it might help so I'm passing it along...
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Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac
So I just wrote Dave Letterman's CBS Mailbag for the first time ever. Inquiring minds wanna know... What gives with the dark suits, dark loafers, and (always) white socks? These are the little things that keep me awake at night.
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Oooh, I wanna take ya'...
WM! has a new advertiser -- the Hillcrest Guest House in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Please check them out if you are so inclined.
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Icy Cokes, thick shakes, sundaes and apple pies
"And God populated the Earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man would live a long and healthy life.

But Satan created McDonald's. And McDonald's brought forth the double cheeseburger. And McDonald's said to Man 'You want fries with that?' And Man gained pounds." —Author Unknown
Ain't it da' truth, baby? Ain't it da' truth... (Link via Sensible Erection.)
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That thong th-thong thong thong
So where has everyone else been all this time? Viva la Revolución!

UPDATE from Kitty: MSNBC is in on the action now, too!
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Pucker up
How to be entertained for free on a Tuesday afternoon: When munching on a salad and getting "the look" from the dog, toss her a Spanish green olive and let the face-making hilarity ensue...
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Do we not set sail on the ship of fools?
I wake up this morning more than disgusted with our society. In fact, this story makes me physically ill. If you feel the need to comment on the issue, please do so at Michele's, who says it much better than I ever could...
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Tomorrow I will change and today won't mean a thing
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed

I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way...

I'm a bitch, I'm a tease
I'm a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I'm your angel undercover

I've been numb, I'm revived
Can't say I'm not alive
You know I wouldn't want it any other way...
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I've been working on the railroad
"It’s not that I think Mack Brown is a bad coach. He’s one of the best in the country. How many guys out there would give their right arm to be 49-15 at their school? It’s just that he has the misfortune of being in the same division and on the Cotton Bowl sideline opposite arguably the best coach in the country. Mack’s staff does tend to err on the side of conservatism, and you can’t beat a staff like Bob Stoops’ by being conservative." [link]
And so it begins... Bring. It. On.
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Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
My heart always stops when I read news like this about my hometown. Thankfully my mom just wrote to say my cousin and uncle who work there are doing fine...
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La la la la la - she's got the look

Cosmetics companies have agreed to give away $175 million dollars worth of products to settle a price-fixing lawsuit -- that's according to lawyers involved in the case. The settlement, which must be approved by a federal judge, involves some of the country's largest cosmetics manufacturers and retailers. The giveaway is expected to take place in about a year, and would involve products specially manufactured for the occasion, according to lawyers involved in the case...

No receipts would be required to get a free product...Defendants in the suit include cosmetics manufacturers Estee Lauder, L'Oreal, Clarins Boucheron, Chanel, Christian Dior, Conopco and Guerlain; and retailers Bloomingdale's, Dillard's, Federated Department Stores, Gottschalk's, May Department Stores, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and Target.

Once the products are ready, customers will have only one seven-day period to claim their free goods. They will probably be given only one or at most two products apiece. [link 1, link 2, link 3]

I believe I have some free loot due to me, that's for sure!
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Just eat it
An award for "strange comment of the day", take 37...

"...Yesterday I forced myself to eat a carrot, I could eat only half of it, but I felt like throwing up 2 times. I have problems with textures and with taste. I am seeking help because its a very serious problem for my health and also my cooking!...Do you know of any websites for people who are extremely picky and almost 'ill' about this subject?..."
Alrighty then... And now, your moment of zen.
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'Cause that's my fun day
The perfect waste to your Sunday afternoon -- seen at FARK -- the The Online NES Emulator! Play up to 48 Nintendo games in your browser...

Football shall arrive soon. Hang in there. I'm here to help.
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When I get what I want, I never want it again

[the fortune]

Last night we met Stacy and Dan for a lovely dinner at the new P.F. Chang's China Bistro in Tampa. It was a first-time thing for all of us. We've heard you left-coasters rave about them forever, but they're just making their way over here to the Sunshine State.

So as I set the mood...imagine new rave-restaurant, Friday night, in the big city... [Sidebar: Dan and Stacy got there a few minutes before we did because we were stuck with the slowest clerk ever to run a cash register at Burdine's. She actually asked us, "Are you in a hurry to make your purchase this evening?" "Ummmm...no lady. We just put it on the counter for you to stress over. We can come back next week if that would be more convenient for you."] Anyhoo, they registered a table for four and were asked, "Indoors? Outdoors? Or first available?" Not realizing a monsoon was on its way, they chose "first available" -- and even that option that had an hour-wait attached. Shortly thereafter we walked inside, we all found a seat, and began to catch-up and chit-chat -- soon immersing ourselves in geeky conversation such as Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

That's when the vibrator, errrr, I mean pager went off. So the four of us made our way up to the podium wishing and hoping and praying we weren't being given an outdoor table because the visibility outside was about 2" by this time. There were people at the outside tables already, but I'm sure they won't need to shower for at least a week. So the check-in girl grabs a 2-foot pile of menus to hand to the hostess, who whispers something to her. Then the hostess walks off -- without the menus and without us. Then she comes back. Then another comes up. By this time, we're wondering what in the hell is up. Soon they inform us that another couple just walked in and sat down at our table. Without a reservation. Without a hostess seating them. They just waltzed in the restaurant on a Friday night and expected service.

But that wasn't the kicker. They didn't mistake the place for a seat-yourself kinda venue. Oh no. They refused to leave our table when asked. Flat-out refused. So then the staff was left arguing about what to do and who to do it. And still we stand there at the podium. Finally someone, somehow must have convinced them to get up because they were quickly ushered right by us. (Oh how Stacy and I wanted a piece of 'em!) Imagine if you will the quintessential Bon Jovi Joi-sey girl. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...) Hair up to there, dress down to there. And as they breezed past the podium (where the poor girl in tow was trying to get them to register for a table), the man actually had the audacity to open up the patio doors and say, "Can you seat us here now?" As the poor hostess stammered all over herself, she was quickly rescued by the woman who claimed there was no way she was going outside in the rain and humidity because -- horror of horrors -- her hair would go flat. And we were off to our table to miss the rest of the free show...

Can you believe the nerve to just waltz in some place on a Friday night like that and seat yourself? Fortunately one bite of the Peking Dumplings and my mind went numb, never to ponder it again that evening!
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One that won't make me talk too much - or make my face break out
If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we get all drug companies and their overpaid chemists to develop liqui-gels for their medications instead of tablet-form only? Let's see, something that works in minutes and is easy to swallow (ba dum dum)...or something that kicks in just a few moments before it's time to take another dose... Is that really too much to ask? I think not.
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Yesterday and Today
I totally missed giving everyone the heads-up on a couple of "Today Throws a Wedding" events like  <gasp!the wedding dress (picked that one right) and the reception location (you can't win 'em all). But this week you can pick the bridesmaid's dresses and wedding bouquets.

Just keep in mind when voting that one of the bridesmaids is rather short and is easily a size 16-20. I think I'd personally hunt down and mame/kill anyone who voted for choice #2 if I was her... And what kind of wedding coordinator puts baby blue and shit-brown together as a color combo (choice #4)? You know it's bad when your husband watches live with you and makes gagging noises!
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My love don't cost a thing
So admit it. You're sitting at home watching "Ben and Jen" right now, aren't you? I won't tell anyone. Honest.
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Gonna drink Barcardi like it's your birf-day
I just realized that yesterday was the one-year anniversary of when I started using tampatantrum.com, instead of the perma-borrowed blogblogbaby.com. Many would say it's all been downhill ever since, but that's just the way I like it. Much less energy required... So come give me a hug.
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One blog at a time
Breaking my silence somewhat temporarily to welcome an old college friend of ours to blogging...ARBlog. He loves the Sooners as much as I do. So you have been warned...

P.S. Can you smell the pigskin in the air? Ahhhhhh.
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It doesn’t have to be like that
The old quote, "Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated...", very much applies here right now. I've received several kind e-mails expressing regret over seeing me go and giving up this blog. I guess I should set the record straight that I haven't 'gone' anywhere. Yes, I'm taking a break -- but that's pretty much it. I must confess like any knee-jerk human reaction when under constant fire, the desire to chuck it all did cross my mind. And I came about theeees close to doing so. In fact, if there had been a ceremonial-blog-goodbye offered off the top of the Skyway Bridge, I would have been first in line. But then survival instinct usually kicks in and you evaluate just who is allowed to do just what in your life. And the only person with the right to take this space away from me is, well, me.

I will admit some of the things I've read about me online have made my toes curl. I will also admit I haven't read it all and don't intend to start. So there's no need to pass along links... There gets a point where you just see so much, that your mind steels, and that old "I'm rubber, you're glue" adage comes into play. Especially appropriate given most of the attacks I've read to date would be better used in the lower educational system.

And please don't expect me to return in kind around here. That's just not my style. Although I don't always believe turning the other cheek is appropriate in life, in this instance, I think it just may be. What would I accomplish by stooping to their level and multi-posting and repeat-commenting across the blogisphere, other than to offer up more divisiveness -- which is what many claim got us in this mess to begin with. I refuse to lower myself to type out some of the very same things I've seen attached with my name, no matter how I may feel deep down. So if you're here for the 'show', please move along. There's nothing to see here...

I've never claimed I was perfect. I never claimed that every decision I've ever made has been the right one. Or one that you would - or should - make the same choices yourself if suddenly found in my position. "I stumble and fall, baby I do it all...I'm only human on the inside..." I've put the lyrics up before, and they're just as true today as they were then. I think you have to go through life doing the best you can with what you're given. Sometimes that even means taking a hardline "I've had enough" approach and, gasp, acting like a bitch. Unfortunately some people don't seem to realize or care when they've crossed that line from "bitch" to "vindictive witch who can't let go and just move on". When one truly takes a step back and examines the real injustices of this world, I fail to see where the demise of an online acquaintanceship over opposing views really ranks right up there in the grand scheme of things. Or warrants any of the public animosity repeatedly displayed.

I've definitely seen some of the worst of human nature this week. But just as with the yin and the yang, I've also seen the best and an abundance of kindness. That's what makes me want to continue to get up and do this every day. Well, soon at least...

So don't go tap-dancing on my grave just yet. You won't be getting rid of me that easily. Bruises heal and time helps you forget. In the meantime, I plan to continue enjoying that fantabulous thing called 'real life'. I highly suggest trying it sometime... Thanks again to everyone who has written! -Robyn


UPDATE: I've been blogging 23 months now. I've had 24,259 comments to date. And I've only went over the individual's head that left the e-mails and comments from the workplace once. 1:24,259:23. Yes, I very much see a pattern here. You? Maybe, just maybe, there was more to it than you ever saw. Stop and think about that for awhile.

UPDATE 2: I've brought the archive pages and syndication feeds back, for now at least. I set a few posts to draft that I no longer want to deal with the traffic from... Again, my blog - my rules. Thanks for understanding!

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Wipe off that angel face and go back to high school

Beautiful —Christina Aguilera

Don't look at me

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly
It's hard to breathe
Now and then I get insecure
From all the pain
I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful
In every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends, you're delirious
You're so consumed
In all your doom, oh
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone
Left the puzzle undone
Is that the way it is

'Cause I am beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can't bring me down
I am beautiful
In every single way
Yes, words can't bring me down
Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

No matter what we do
(No matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(No matter what we say)
We're the song inside the tune
(Yeah, oh yeah)
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(And everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(The sun will always, always, shine)
And tomorrow we might awake
On the other side

'Cause we are beautiful
No matter what they say
Yes, words won't bring us down
Oh no
We are beautiful
In every single way
Yes, words can't bring us down Oh no
So don't you bring me down today

Oh, oh
Don't you bring me down today
Don't you bring me down, oh
Today
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I want candy
I need something light and fluffy around here right now...so hows-about we all share our favorite childhood candy? Mine, hands down, would have to be Zotz. I loved to make those suckers foam up in my mouth. ('Splains a lot doesn't it?) Here's a few ideas to get you started...

Pixy Stix, Gold Rock Nugget Bubble Gum, Charms, Nerds, Sprees, Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip, Bubble Gum Cigarettes, Atomic Fire Balls, Lemonheads, Tart 'n' Tiny, Now & Later, Boston Baked Beans, Candy Buttons, Laffy Taffy, Pop Rocks, Candy Lipstick, Sixlets, Candy Necklace, Big League Chew, Rock Candy, and DOTS
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Be good be good be good be good, Johnny
Johnny Depp is 40 now?!? I think I need a Geritol...
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Wisdom for the ages
"We need to start again. We need to stop saying how wonderful things are. We need to openly, truthfully and respectfully admit that the internet itself, in almost all of what's been done with it, is shit."

(Link via the husband and Sensible Erection.)
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I think a change'll do you good
Admin note: This blog is now running the new Scripty Goddess Comment Queue Script/MT Hack. All comments made on this site will now be pre-approved by moi before being made public. My blog. My rules. Quite frankly, I'm sick of the trolls... So don't panic if your comment doesn't show up immediately. I'll get them all added in just as soon as I can! Just file this one under "it's about damn time".
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Got me lookin' so crazy right now
Don't know if anyone caught Big Brother IV tonight, but there's a Sooner in the hizzouse (named Nathan). And in somewhat related news...must have one of these!
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I always feel like somebody's watchin' me
Floridians may or may not be aware of this state policy -- but rather than being able to "opt-in" to make your drivers license information public, in this state you have to "opt-out". Otherwise by default your information is automatically accessible when you obtain a Florida driver's license. If you haven't filled out the official "opt-out" application, individuals and companies can buy your home address and other identifying information. For more information on how to request your information be made private (we did this several months ago and it took a few weeks to process), visit the Driver Privacy Protection Act website.
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Too legit...too legit to quit
Get devoured I choose to abuse, misuse and confuse
Competitors who think they're makin' up all the rules, fools
In the game lame and insane it's a shame I gotta do this but
I remain the same unchanged gettin' better never known
As a sweater kickin' it at the top cause I got myself together...


Hey, hey!
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I can take you through the center of the dark

[rocket baby]

[midnight street magic]


The view of the NASA Opportunity Mars Rover on a Delta II rocket as seen from our street a few minutes ago. Just another benefit to living in Florida... Yeah, it's not professional quality. But whaddya gonna do? It's a free show.
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Three cheers for the red, white and blue
This photo's caption is seriously making me rethink my Bomb Pop obsession...
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Smack my bitch up
Just a quick reminder as the "not as big as they claimed small-name-site hackfest" has kicked off...back up those sites! Because legit-threat or not this time around, it could be you the next... (Reminders via Venomous Kate and suburban blight.)
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Idle Chat...ter
Seen over at Mr. Pirillo's...BlogChatter..."real-time weblog aggregation".

BlogChatter is a window into weblog activity right now, at this moment. It is a real-time event stream of weblog updates, similar to the data provided by weblogs.com, without polling or a static data format. Pings to BlogChatter are displayed instantly the moment they are received, and only persisted in memory for no longer than 30 seconds. [link]

No matter where you go, there you are.
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Forever in peace may you wave
[ Happy Fourth of July! ]
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Smashing orangey bits
A quick, HUGE note of thanks to Sonia over at Alive and Bloggin across the pond. I joked about getting hooked up with Jaffa Cakes over at her blog recently -- and she just sent a HUGE box full of 'em, and Jaffa Cake Bars (I didn't even know existed). Talk about being in heaven! Let the rationing begin... Thank you SO much, Sonia!
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Words are very unnecessary
Sorry I've been so quiet lately. Actually, I take that back. No, I'm not. I rather enjoy waking up next to him every day right now. Real life's got in the way. 'Magine that!

Hope everyone in the U.S. has a great Fourth holiday! -R
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Letters...we get stacks and stacks of letters...

From: Butturmytoast@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:32 PM
To: robyn@whollymatrimony.com
Subject: Help -- I Broke the Internet

your stupid




UPDATE:

From: robyn@whollymatrimony.com
Sent: Tue 7/1/2003 9:57 PM
To: Butturmytoast@aol.com
Subject: Help -- I Broke the Internet

And your point is exactly?




From: Butturmytoast@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:59 PM
To: robyn@whollymatrimony.com
Subject: Re: Help -- I Broke the Internet

you just are




From: robyn@whollymatrimony.com
Sent: Tue 7/1/2003 10:09 PM
To: Butturmytoast@aol.com
Subject: Help -- I Broke the Internet

I can live with that.




Well I'm so glad we could clear that one up now -- aren't you?
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Rock me baby all day in the sunshine
Today, music inspired by - or created by the members of - The Talking Heads:





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That should make you feel all nice and summer-like now... This entry over at Mikey's about the first video you ever saw started it all.
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Whoa.
It's July now? When did this happen?
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