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Is there anything more satisfying to you...and more repulsing to them...than Dorito-breath? Who wants to kiss me now? *bwah ha ha*
posted at 06:18 PM | link--it | mail it | (13) shout it

If only we had one more year
Oh I'm gonna miss him... Todd has the Senior Bowl on right now, and Chris Simms is QBing the South team, currently losing 17-0. So far we've watched Chrissy fumble, drive two three-and-outs and throw a pick. At the one yard line. That was run back for a 99-yard TD. Pan to the sideline after commercial with Chris explaining the interception to his coach -- "I thought I had 'im." Yep, that pretty much defines your whole collegiate career, Simms. We'll miss ya'!

UPDATE: FOX News reports on-air that Chrissy set a Senior Bowl interception record. Heh.
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A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
My husband bought me jewelry tonight!


Isn't it lovely? The gift that keeps on giving, I do believe...
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Say, say, say what you want
Well that didn't take long! Bill has the 1000th comment in 2003 (click here for screen cap). Talk all you want...I'll make more! Well after we get back from dinner out, of course.
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Who you tryin' to get crazy with ese? Don't you know I'm loco?
I've noticed a lot of smack goin' around accusing Tampa Bay fans of being bandwagoners. Well, I thought I'd scan my football card collection for proof. These cards are mine (not my husband's) and all but one of them were purchased pre-1997 season. You will notice that I have not one, but two different 1993 John Lynch rookie cards in all their orange and white glory -- and a rookie baseball card of his as well. I also have 1995 Brooks and Sapp cards from the Creamsicle days. And my pewter power John Lynch card is the season opener 1999 Topps -- several months before the NFC Championship loss to St. Louis.

I'm not denying there are bandwagoner fans out there. And guess what -- the Eagles have them, too. But don't question the longevity of my loyalty to my team. I've been here in good times, and bad. Just as I was with the Sooners in the 90s. And I will continue to support them no matter the outcome on Sunday. I think recent events have shown us there's a little more to life than just football though. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jurevicius family.
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Sometimes you feel like a nut
I know the following e-mail I received about WM! was s'posed to be serious, but I had a hard time stifling the giggles. It seems Christine and Mike* have entered the porn biz and didn't even know it...

Hello, I am writing to bring to your attention something that truly concerns me. I am in the process of planning my wedding, and have been searching the internet for reliable information, recommendations, and general assistance. To that end, I arrived at your website about 20 minutes ago, and was intrigued by the resources your site seems to offer. An article of yours caught my attention, it was archived at:


I clicked on the link, and read the article, noticing that there appeared to be a link from the photo next to the caption

"Christine and Mike were
married July 22, 2000, in
York Beach, Maine

I moused over that picture, thinking it provided a link to the full article, as I was interested in learning more about the Justice of the Peace services offered in York, Maine. The file directory that comes up when you mouse over the picture is innocent enough but when I clicked on it, approximately 20 X-Rated pornographic websites immediately appeared on my computer screen. It took me approximately 3 minutes of continually closing each pop-up screen until it stopped. While this is most disconcerting to me, the area that really bothers me is that I had forwarded the article to my future-mother-in-law, who just called to inform me that she had also experienced the problem with the pornographic link. If your site is a pornographic website in nature, then it was hidden well by the facade of wedding information. Personally, I find it reprehensible to cover pornographic websites with the illusion of providing wedding information. Perhaps, your site is not pornographically based, and if that is the case, please forgive my anger, however, I would suggest you check the links from your site, and just please be aware that there is currently a pornographic link, from your site...

"I find it reprehensible to cover pornographic websites with the illusion of providing wedding information..." Yep, that's me! Spreadin' the weddin' love thru porn.

* They haven't actually entered the porn biz. An old domain that had lapsed was snapped up by a porn site, and I forgot to update the link on an over 2-year old article.
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Madge, I'm soaking in it!
I just discovered the "I Can't Believe It's Not The Advertising Slogan Generator!" thanks to Gnome-Girl. Here are the results for Tampa Tantrum:

  1. Avez-Vous Un Tampa Tantrum?
  2. If You Want To Get Ahead, Get A Tampa Tantrum.
  3. Crunch All You Want. We'll Make Tampa Tantrum.
  4. Gee, Your Tampa Tantrum Smells Terrific.
  5. Nothing Comes Between Me And My Tampa Tantrum.
  6. Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Tampa Tantrum.
  7. Is Tampa Tantrum In You?
  8. The Coolest Tampa Tantrum on Ice.
  9. That's Handy, Harry! Stick It In The Tampa Tantrum.
  10. Let The Tampa Tantrum Take The Strain.
  11. My Anti-Drug is Tampa Tantrum.
  12. You Press the Tampa Tantrum, We Do the Rest.
  13. The Tampa Tantrum With The Hole.
  14. Thank Tampa Tantrum It's Friday.

    And the number one Tampa Tantrum advertising slogain is...

  15. Ribbed For Her Tampa Tantrum.

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Fire the canons!

You damn Yanks can say all you want about the Bucs and our so-called "cold weather curse", but this weekend it wouldn't matter if Sunday's kick-off took place in Ray-J or The Vet. It's cold. Damn cold. In the state of Florida. Yep, we're hitting the freezing mark this weekend, and the windchill coming in off the Gulf is almost unbearable. I don't want to hear anyone whining about their current temp of -12° either. You know and I know that 32° in Florida isn't s'posed to happen. So laugh now, but you won't be laughing when it comes time to pay $12 for a gallon of OJ in a couple of months.

I don't know what's going to go down Sunday. Especially with Philly blanketed in snow right now... If you think that you do though, you haven't been watching the NFL all that long. Any. Given. Sunday. And god knows I've taken enough shit over it already -- so seriously, there's no need for more here. Take it over there. You aren't going to tell me anything I, and every other Bucs fan on the planet, haven't heard 100 times already this week. I swear, you're not that original. No really. If you honestly think I'm going to suddenly turn tail and dislike my team just because in your infinite wisdom you've been able to compile a few stats and analyze them, well then you don't know the meaning of a true fan. It may be that way in your town, but it's not in mine. I've been here since the Creamsicle days in the Big Sombrero. And I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. Bandwagoner my ass. Hell, I didn't even like the Eagles when I lived in Philly. Why would that change now?

It's like I said over at Jen's earlier today -- Chucky doesn't have us believing in one season. He has us believing in our team. And if that means we've gotta believe in seven more months instead, well I can think of a much worse fate. Like, oh say, the next 225 days of golf and NASCAR. Bring. It. On.
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Strike a pose, there's nothing to it
Am I the only one that really does strike a pose when Madonna's "Vogue" comes on?

C'mon, admit it. You do it too, don'tcha?

Look around -- everywhere you turn is heartache
It's everywhere that you go [look around]
You try everything you can to escape
The pain of life that you know [life that you know]

When all else fails and you long to be
Something better than you are today
I know a place where you can get away
It's called a dance floor, and here's what it's for, so...

Come on, vogue
Let your body move to the music [move to the music]
Hey, hey, hey
Come on, vogue
Let your body go with the flow [go with the flow]
You know you can do it

All you need is your own imagination
So use it that's what it's for [that's what it's for]
Go inside, for your finest inspiration
Your dreams will open the door [open up the door]

It makes no difference if you're black or white
If you're a boy or a girl
If the music's pumping it will give you new life
You're a superstar, yes, that's what you are, you know it

Come on, vogue
Let your body groove to the music [groove to the music]
Hey, hey, hey
Come on, vogue
Let your body go with the flow [go with the flow]
You know you can do it

Beauty's where you find it
Not just where you bump and grind it
Soul is in the musical
That's where I feel so beautiful
Life's a ball
So get up on the dance floor

Come on, vogue
Let your body move to the music [move to the music]
Hey, hey, hey
Come on, vogue
Let your body go with the flow [go with the flow]
You know you can do it

Vogue, [Vogue]
Beauty's where you find it [move to the music]
Vogue, [Vogue]
Beauty's where you find it [go with the flow]

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Deitrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine

Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers, dance on air

They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katherine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you

Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don't just stand there, let's get to it
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it

Vogue, vogue

Oooh, you've got to
Let your body move to the music
Oooh, you've got to just
Let your body go with the flow
Oooh, you've got to
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You're all I need in the =w=orld
[Rivers gives me shivers]

I loves me some Rivers Cuomo, but three grand for his student ID? I think not.
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I still haven't found what I'm looking for
Haven't listed search engine words coming into my site lately...so here goes...recent top 10:

  1. wearing adult diapers for convenience only
  2. mike piazza because he gets to cash checks like these
  3. how do you say thank you to everyone after someone has died please tell what to write in the thank letters
  4. milk in my boobies .com
  5. taping back foreskin
  6. rivers cuomo with gun photo
  7. skanky ho
  8. wooden spoon spankings
  9. chris simms lingerie
  10. sweaty man ass yankee candle

posted at 04:44 PM | link--it | mail it | (15) shout it

May I have your attention please?


We're gonna have a problem here...
posted at 03:59 PM | link--it | mail it | (12) shout it

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this...

[Dumb and Dumber] Don't "misunderestimate" Dubya. Those verbal Bushisms are beginning to "resignate" with the American people. Maybe they'll even "embetter" the English language.

They may have started out as verbal slip-ups but several of President George W. Bush's mangled phrases found their way on Tuesday to a list of the top words of 2002.

"There are already 11,000 instances of 'misunderestimate' on the Web. The more people use words, whether jocularly or seriously, the more likely they are to enter the language and last for generations," said Paul J.J. Payack, chairman of yourDictionary.com...
Read the full article at CNN.com. Fart. And in case you've missed it in the past, check out the "Complete Bushisms". Sadly, it's updated frequently (because it has to be). Strategery.
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You might be a winner...
Heads-up -- cooking.com is doing a $1000 shopping spree give-away. They carry brands like KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Cuisinart, and Calphalon. I am so there! (Or maybe not...)
posted at 01:44 AM | link--it | mail it | (7) shout it

That dweam wiffin a dweam
New January 2003 "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" featured wedding is up!
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[squirrel!] Claire had the misfortune of living in an apartment for the first five years of her life. But she likes to make up for lost time by chasing squirrels all over the back yard.

She tree'ed another one today and I was able to snap a few photos of the after party. They taunt her as much as she taunts them. In fact, I could swear I heard it whispering, "Pssst...third fence post to the left. Tomorrow. 4 o'clock. Bring your stuff, bitch.", as we walked off.

Five new photos of Claire's most recent victory are up at Shutterblog now.
posted at 06:01 PM | link--it | mail it | (10) shout it

Bring out yer dead!
*raises hand* Why did they even let Texas Tech have vials of the bubonic and pneumonic plague virus? Everyone knows even their mascot committed suicide for being in Lubbock.
posted at 03:33 PM | link--it | mail it | (10) shout it

Little darling, the smile returning to their faces
Ok -- no witty, entertaining or regular-fare posts out of me as I head off to bed and the rest of the world awakes. I've worked on three designs today and my bloody eyeballs are about to pop out of my skull. Oh did I mention that I still have that freakin' cold/flu, and was so sick Tuesday morning that Todd didn't leave me until noon? Must've slipped my mind... So instead of hearing me ramble while all phlegmy, there's plenty of new reading material here instead.

And if anyone wonders why I did something so dorky as a big ol' blogwide "baby, you're the greatest" day -- well this entry right here is exactly why. I don't even know Trinity or Monica, but look how happy one post and a few site updates made someone. That is today's "moment of zen" for all of us. Night everyone -- happy hump day!
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Just say no (fries with that)!

[Just say no!]

This one is for Ashley. She'll know why. (That's me in my cap 'n' gown before OU's commencement ceremonies in May 1995. Oklahoman James Garner was our speaker.)
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Trans-Atlantic flight
I just wrapped another design for Sekimori (with more to follow later this week/weekend if my current schedule holds)... Welcome AtlanticBlog out of the shackles of Blogspot!
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Holy birthday, Batman!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Aaaaaaangel!
Happy birthday to you!

[Happy Birthday Angel!]
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Hugs and kisses from the Mrs.

I the only guy that ever got me kicked out of anything!
posted at 10:46 PM | link--it | mail it | (2) shout it

Can you feel the love tonight?
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All I've got is a photograph
In case you've missed it elsewhere, the Bloggies aren't the only show in town -- now there's also the 2003 Photobloggies. Nominations run through Sunday January 26th, 2003. If you're stuck on who to nominate, here's a great place to start the hunt!

And somewhat related...we had one of those postcard-perfect Florida sunshine days today, so I went out and snapped a few photos of flowers out in the yard. If you're bogged down in the snow and cold, take some time to smell the flowers! (All are available in 1024x768 if you click far enough. This one is my new wallpaper.)
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We've gotta love thang
Wow -- it took me almost two hours to link all the pings and comments I found when I opened up my inbox this afternoon. Now that is a whole lotta love goin' on! My heartfelt thanks to everyone who's taken the time to participate in the Bloggin' Lovefest! Make sure you check out the full list of participants here -- you're guaranteed to find somebody new to read (and love)!
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Love to love you, baby!
Erica Lynn

It didn't take long for me to decide who I wanted to write about for my "Bloggin' Lovefest" entry. I'm going to choose Erica Lynn. She has a blog that can make you think, laugh and cry all in one sitting. It always feels like "home" there -- and not just because I used to live in Philly. Here are just a few of the many reasons why I adore her so:

  1. She knows the words to "Boomer Sooner".
  2. She brings out the dumb blonde in me, and gave a group of us the best belly-laugh we'd had all year over it. And, she got me not once -- but twice!
  3. She loves her team as much as I love mine. Even though I hate that team with the fiery depths of hell, I've gotta respect a fan like that. And when she says "Suckaneers" one too many times, and I say "step off bitch" in return, she listens. *wink* Because deep down I admire a girl who talks football -- not shopping -- when the game is on. Even when they look and act all girl the rest of the time (she's in the middle).
  4. I know Mikey has a big crush on her, and it doesn't make me jealous.
  5. When she quit blogging for awhile last fall, I missed her dearly. It was like Christmas morning when I found out she was updating her site again.
  6. She e-mails me from her phone.
  7. She asks how I'm feeling when she writes me.
  8. She's a damn-fine writer away from her blog as well.
  9. She loves anything vanilla, but not the ice cream, just like me.
  10. I worship her to pieces, even if she is a "crummy Eagles fan" -- just like all the former Long Island girls I know! And I know that should the Bucs lose this Sunday, sure she'll rub it in. But she'll also make me laugh afterwards and make up for it. Because she knows, and I know, we still owe Todd and Statia!

I love you, Erica Lynn. And I don't mean that in an Eddie Haskell kind of way.

So there you have it...that's my pick for today! And it's not even close to 1500 words, so don't let that number scare ya'. Write what you can...when you can... Who's yours?
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Shiny, happy people holding hands
[lovefest] Ok, I'm going to make a list of everyone that's told me they are particpating in the Bloggin' Lovefest, and put it right here on the main page for easy access. Since the other entry already has so many comments/pings about the concept itself -- this is the best entry to ping (or comment at) to let me know your "essay" is online. Here are the people that have participated so far:

  1. Simplicity and Chaos
  2. CC Chapman.com
  3. c.h.a.o.s.
  4. in nancy's book
  5. Ain't too proud to blog
  6. Altered Blog
  7. geekychick dot net
  8. Pixel Sphinx
  9. FarAway Thoughts
  10. A N A R C H T I C A
  11. Dayzed and Confuzed
  12. Hugin and Munin
  13. My So Called Life
  14. Recycled Thoughts
  15. go fish
  16. wilddesire.net
  17. jewdez
  18. Z o r bl o g
  19. Very Black
  20. Dandelion Wine
  21. Sometimes I...
  22. Somewhere in the Digital Forest
  23. Daisy's Petals
  24. In Angie's Book
  25. Polynomia
  26. Pizza Dreams
  27. Simply Sara
  28. BeaLog
  29. Night tide Nocturne
  30. manumission
  31. digital flotsam
  32. glittering.org
  33. Abracadabra...It's a Ruthie
  34. VegasRocks
  35. Painted-Turtle
  36. Life With Buccho
  37. Left of West
  38. Close Encounters of the Zanderkind
  39. Mindless Chatter
  40. delicatelittleflower.com
  41. Welcome to the pond
  42. Alive & Bloggin'
  43. Gnome-Girl
  44. Blogging in a New York Minute
  45. Daily Ramblings
  46. Digital Daydreaming
  47. Tom's Ramblings
  48. Mea and Back Again
  49. Human--> Doing!!
  50. deblog
  51. Rambling with Isha
  52. Aged and Confused
  53. chewbecca.com
  54. Just Rilana
  55. bedsidemanner
  56. the passionate ailurophile
  57. Bring on Reality
  58. The Den of Iniquity
  59. [ mumbles unintelligibly ]
  60. UnCutCrystal
  61. Da Goddess
  62. Michelle's Musings
  63. coffeemom.com
  64. Painfully Cool
  65. Billegible
  66. heidip's Xanga site
  67. electric bugaloo
  68. Pam's Place
  69. joy unspeakable
  70. Ginger Girl
  71. obsessive compulsive
  72. Zuly's Zu
  73. Thought Puddles
  74. trianide.com
  75. undisturbed.org
  76. Sassypants.net
  77. A Small Victory
  78. ariadnesthoughts.blogspot.com
  79. The Broken Lyre
  80. rivervision
  81. Toni
  82. bozzy's world
  83. Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins
  84. Red Grand AM!
  85. Mercurial
  86. Neurotic Fishbowl
  87. Digital Man's Outtakes
  88. Hey!
  89. pessimista.net
  90. Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate......
  91. A1E1
  92. kadyellebee
  93. RollerZoe
  94. Unix Gal
  95. Solonor's Ink Well
  96. Cranky's Corner
  97. Tripping on Teality
  98. Anywhere you hang yourself is home....
  99. Days Come and Days Go
  100. Journey to Confusion
  101. Ramblings of a Code Monkey
  102. Random Beatings
  103. ericalynn.com
  104. annessa.net
  105. TummyMonsters
  106. traces
  107. All About Me
  108. Deliberations of a Digital DBA
  109. Amethyst Angel
  110. eyesicle
  111. Cuppa Tea
  112. A Keanuholic
  113. and she said
  114. Paradigm Shifts
  115. ...scribblings...
  116. Crazy Bitch with Webcam
  117. digital-ed.net
  118. Big Pink Cookie
  119. coolwalkingsmoothtalking
  120. on my mind
  121. Random Ravings
  122. Rigdonia Blog
  123. 730
Thanks again to everyone who spread the word! If you participated on January 14th, then pinged me or left a comment, and don't see your name above -- just drop me a line and I'll get you added to the above list. I won't be updating the list as of January 15th and beyond (as I have to get back to work), so please just let us know you've participated late by leaving a ping or a comment. Thank you!
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Make blog, not war
[wings!] Last night I half-joked to Todd that it seems like the whole world wide web is on the rag right now. But I'm not so sure it's a "joke". Has anyone else noticed this? I'm don't know if it's a combo of post-holiday let-down, stress and money-woes -- impending war looming over our heads whether we really let ourselves start to think about it or not -- or what. But it seems like everywhere I read these days someone's hurting, angry, upset or a combo of all the above.

I'd only been blogging a few months this time last year, so my reads-list wasn't as long. I can't guess if this is a "time of year" thing that I'm just catching onto, or if there's something in the air right now. Am I alone in feeling this way?

Besides all of the overwhelming personal crap a lot of people have been slammed with -- and attacks right and left in people's comments -- one thing I've seen over and over is a lot of hostility towards The Bloggies, and those who have asked to be nominated for them. Last year was a real healthy dose of where my place is in this blogisphere next to Wheaton. I didn't even know what the Bloggies were when I found out I'd been nominated. That part meant something. But I haven't been able to take it seriously since. If I get nominated, great. Pizza party for everyone. If I don't, the mop-up crew is much more fun to watch in action anyway. Stop and ask yourself -- whether your feelings are pro or con regarding the annual event and the voting -- in the end, does it really MATTER? Will it change your life? Should it change theirs? Absolutely not.

I've noticed a lot of tear them down because they "have" traffic -- or tear them down because they "want" traffic -- rants as well. But in the scheme of things, who cares? I guess 'til the day this blog pays my bills (shaw-right), I'll consider all of this about as serious as my Princess™ status. Which by the way, for the record, I have yet to see an actual tiara for (dammit)...

yourule.gif So I propose this. Instead of a day of blame, pointing fingers, labeling, being labeled, silly acronyms, inclusion, exclusion, insults (open or veiled), bitching, general whining because you aren't "popular" (for lack of a better word), whining because they ARE popular or whining because you want to BE popular, ramalamadingdong -- how about we make tomorrow (Tuesday, January 14th) a Bloggin' Lovefest. Devote one post to a blogger you love (and you can't pick me) -- and tell everyone why in 1500 words or less. Let your readers know how that blog has changed either your day -- or blogging -- for the better. Even if that's just because it's damn silly and makes you smile. Then go tell that blogger you've written about them. After that, ping me or post it in the comments so everyone can see what you've had to say. Sort of like a blogwide Aortal day, if you will. You can even swipe the candy heart.

We may not hold hands and sing a rousing chorus of "Kum Ba Ya" at the end, but it will sure feel better than an endless string of the "top ten reasons how this blogger sucks and why". At least I think so. Just in case not, the fridge is stocked with chocolate chip cookie dough if anyone wants/needs to join me...

And now, I close with this. A cheesy song my youth group actually performed at the White House when I was in the eighth grade:

With words you can build mountains
in just a moment's time
that take years to tear down,
and even longer to climb.

Words that separate --
they condemn and criticize.
Even the best of things
are sometimes jeopardized...

Quiet, please.
Too much has already been said.

Just let it be --
and learn to listen instead.

For sometimes through the silence
big problems become small.

If you can't find something good to say --
say nothing at all.

And that's good advice I'll heed...well, at least until the next tantrum anyway. Carry on.

UPDATE: Zuly's Zu has a most-excellent addendum to the above. Also wanted to add that it's 1500 words or less -- meaning in this case, "or less" is quite fine. Don't worry -- you won't be graded!

UPDATE 2: The full list of everyone who participated on January 14th, 2003, is here.
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Witchy woman
Finally an E! Rank list I can agree with -- the "seven women that scare us". I shudder every time I see that photo of Pamela Anderson! And don't even get me started on Christina Aguilera... (Click here for the other part of the list that I don't necessarily agree with -- the "twenty-five sexiest women".)
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It's awesome, baby!
Boomer Sooner Well soooooooooome people seem to only think it's a football-only week this week. I think they forget that even though I love the Bucs and Mr. John Lynch with a pewter passion, my heart belongs to the Sooners and only the Sooners. And tonight...it's Bedlam, baby! Tipoff's at 9 p.m. EST. ESPN. Be there or be !
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Objects in mirror are larger than they appear
Yet another case of Hollywood Photoshopping gone horribly awry... This makes me so angry on so many levels. As if we could ever measure up to the likes of Kate Winslet anyway -- but would it be so wrong for the readers of British GQ to be allowed to admire her as-is? It's one thing to touch up forehead shine and misaligned chins. It's quite another to lop 30 lbs. off a woman. And note to whoever edited the photos: If you're going to alter/stretch the main image, make sure you get the one in the mirror behind her as well.

Kate Winslet got digitally altered to look skinny — and there’s a lot of finger pointing going on over who’s responsible.

The “Titanic” star is one of the few celebs who has said she’s happy with her extra curves.

“What is sexy?” Winslet says in an interview with current British GQ. “All I know from the men I’ve ever spoken to is that they like girls to have an arse on them, so why is it that women think in order to be adored they have to be thin?”

So Winslet’s fans were shocked and dismayed by the pics accompanying the article [click each image for enlargements], which showed her with an impossibly slim waist and no arse to speak of.

Winslet herself blasted the magazine for tinkering with her extra pounds. “It’s an outrage,” the star complained to one paper. “The re-touching is excessive. I don’t look like that and I don’t desire to look like that . . . I haven’t suddenly lost thirty pounds.”

But Winslet’s outrage may be a tad disingenuous. According to PeopleNews.com, the star actually approved the slimmed-down pics.
Article from MSNBC.com's Scoop. Photos from discoverkate.com.
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Now I only have 2 things - my friends, and uh, my thermos
Oh, I'm picking out a thermos for you.
Not an ordinary thermos for you.
But the extra-best thermos you can buy --
With vinyl, and stripes, and a cup built right in!

I'm picking out a thermos for you.
And maybe a barometer too.
And what else can I buy so on me you'll rely?
A rear-end thermometer too!

Taking a quick breather from work for a few belated thank-you's... Kristine sent me a cookbook I've been dying to have forever -- the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook (a replica of the 1950 edition). And Yvonne sent me one of the coolest care packages ever! Tucked inside was my very own metal Eminem lunch pail (with matching thermos). And what Eminem set could be complete without two matching shot glasses? Thanks guys -- bestest presents (and friends) evah!
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Axis spins so round and round we go
A good friend of ours has chosen to blog anonymously. No I won't say who, but I did help whip up a quick design to get her there. So go visit Amethyst Angel, and welcome back a new, old read...

Ashley acquired a new domain name for the new year as well -- so if you're not reading her yet, time to start! She has my official "wear Depends first" seal o' approval.

Yet another old pal from my wedding group days has set up shop at lazyblonde.com. Love that domain!

And a few others to check out for your new work week...

1. sammiches 4 free
2. Disarranging Mine
3. Mildly Suicidal
4. Steamed Words
5. What Do I Know

What? Still not enough... Sheesh! Well then, go here. Have a great week!
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Phil-a-delphia freedom

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My 'I don't have to run day'
These should help kill the dead-air moments during halftime...

  1. Oh yeah. The world needed "R. Kelly, the children's book".
  2. Madonna says that Manolo Blahniks are better than sex. Can I pleasae borrow Guy Ritchie for awhile then? Purely for research purposes, of course.
  3. And in other kiddie-porn news... "I swear I only went there for the articles." UPDATE: Looks like he's been arrested. Oops.
  4. "But it goes to show why this kid has failed the driver's test four times..." I'm thinkin' so. Ewwww!
  5. Of course she just had to be from Oklahoma... Spew warnings on the sound files!
And to all of the Bucs' critics out there, I echo this heartfelt "Plpppppppp!" (Some links courtesy FARK.com.)
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"Just gimme the damn ball"
How 'bout I give you that bitchslap you so richly deserve instead...? I'm awake now. Thanks Keyshawn. And thank YOU, D!
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There it goes again...got a little habit
Just living on a Sunday morning. Got my toast and tea and I'm warm and...I just thought I'd think about. All the things to get and keep getting. Never enough not enough and never ending. I just thought I'd think about. And it might be...

The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky above could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the here and now. Here and now.

Parody of yourself in color, giving it to everybody but your mother. You've got much to think about. Soaring higher with every treason. Never justify. Never reason. You've got much to think about.

And it might be. The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky above could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the here and now. Here and now. The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky above could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the here and now. Here and now. And it might be...
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