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I want my MTV DSL!
If you're trying to find us online this weekend, you're gonna have to wait awhile. We've been without DSL access for over 14 hours now due to an outage in the area, with no end in sight... I'm so glad I had planned to (and needed to) work all weekend. Hmmph. I forgot what torture 56K was, so this won't last long. If you're waiting to hear back from me, please continue to hold. Your call is important to us.
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How much would you pay?
Just seen over at Michele's....."how to use Movable Type's trackback to show what's playing on your WinAmp playlist". Yet another toy to add to my million-mile long to-do list!

UPDATE: Actually this one went rather quickly. It's already added to the default Mae skin and its scaled-down version (1024x768+ or 800x600).
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Sooner Magic requested
Todd just found this for me on Josh Heupel:

Josh Heupel is expected to sign with the Indiana Firebirds today after the former University of Oklahoma quarterback works out with the Arena Football League team. Heupel...is expected to join the Firebirds if he passes the team's physical exam. (Read more at IndyStar.com.)
Man, I'm almost afraid to blog it for fear of jinxing him again. I hope this is finally the big break he needs to put all those lingering doubts about his wrist to rest once and for all... Good luck, Josh! You've just given us a reason to watch the AFL.
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This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need! My name in print!
And I don't need any of this! I don't need this stuff, and I don't need you. I don't need anything except this -- and that's it. And that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need too. I don't need one other thing, not one -- I need this! The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this! And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.....
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As the French say, that certain "I don't know what"
Good on them -- New Orleans refuses to remove "French" from the French Quarter! (CNN.com article includes a photo from my favorite Vieux Carre pit stop, The Napoleon House.) Don't get me wrong. I like making fun of the French just as much as the next red-white-and-blue blooded American, because quite frankly they most-often deserve it... But I think it's utter nonsense to go around slapping the word "Freedom" over every instance of the word "French" in this country. If you've just gotta change the name, at least be bold about it. "I'll have some American Fuckin'-A-Man Fries and a large Coke to go, please!"
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We walked the narrow path
Beneath the smoking skies
Sometimes you can barely tell
The difference between darkness and light
Do you have faith in what we believe?
The truest test is when we cannot
When we cannot see

I hear pounding feet in the,
In the streets below, and the,
And the women crying and the,
And the children know that there,
That there's something wrong,
And it's hard to believe that

Love
Will
Prevail

Oh it won't rain all the time
The sky won't fall forever
And though the night seems long,
Your tears won't fall forever

Oh, when I'm lonely
I lie awake at night
And I wish you were here
I miss you

Can you tell me
Is there something more to believe in?
Or is this all there is?

In the pounding feet, in the,
In the streets below, and the,
And the window breaks and,
And a woman falls, there's,
There's something wrong, it's,
It's so hard to believe that

Love
Will
Prevail

Oh it won't rain all the time
The sky won't fall forever
And though the night seems long,
Your tears won't fall,
Your tears won't fall,
Your tears won't fall
Forever

Last night I had a dream
You came into my room
You took me into your arms
Whispering and kissing me
And telling me to still believe
Within the emptiness of the burning cities
Against which we save our darkest selves...

Until I felt safe and warm
I fell asleep in your arms
When I awoke I cried again
For you were gone
Oh, can you hear me?

It won't rain all the time
The sky won't fall forever
And though the night seems long,
Your tears won't fall forever

It won't rain all the time
The sky won't fall forever
And though the night seems long,
Your tears won't fall,
Your tears won't fall,
Your tears won't fall
Forever.....

Song credit: Jane Siberry
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I always feel like somebody's watching me
This is as frightening as it is fascinating. How much of what we share blogging is too much?

Savvy Web users are using Google.com and other powerful Web search tools to track down or keep tabs on long-lost acquaintances -- be they former lovers, classmates, friends or enemies. These searches, which once might have required hiring a private detective, have become increasingly easy as the amount of data available on the Web grows. (Read more at CNN.com. Also check out this article at Guardian Unlimited* titled "A blogger is a stalker's dream".)
* Will the person that passed along the Guardian link (included in an entry they wrote) please stand up? I seem to have lost the e-mail -- and I want to link you, too.

I know the way I blogged forever changed when someone started showing up at places and events we mentioned attending in our blogs. You never know just who is out there now -- and later, thanks to search engines.   UPDATE: Check out this entry and comments at Scripty Goddess if you would like to try and prevent Google and other search engines from indexing.
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We're gonna have a problem here...
Just a quick note that I put in for a DNS change at WM! this afternoon -- so starting this evening, if you need to e-mail me, can you please (temporarily) write

tobyn@tobynopoly.com

until I sound the all-clear? I don't want anything to get lost in the shuffle. Thanks! -Robyn
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Famous quotes for $200, Alex
Best quote left here at ATPTB in a long, long time...

"So, Mr. Troll, thank you...I just want you to know that the best part of you ran down your momma's leg..." [link]

Oh yeah, that one is going in the mental file cabinet!
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And the piano sounds like a carnival
I couldn't even keep reading this...my stomach turned and my rage overtook me. So here's the question. Do you reward someone for their art -- even if that art is "Oscar-worthy" -- when you're all too aware of their past (illegal and immoral) actions? Are they separate entities or intertwined? Or do you a pull a MLB-and-Pete Rose and always dangle, but never quite award, the big prize? Hollywood has a history of forgiving and forgetting, and the timing of this release is very suspicious. But that said, I certainly wouldn't want to be a member of the Academy right now...
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More than words
How many of us could have written this very same entry as of late? Not quite as well...but we still could have typed it.
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Alive
Amen. Please let this be the start of a "good news" trend this year!
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Brother, can you spare a dime
One of my former design clients has lost his grant and has put up a blog accepting donations to keep the project alive. For more information, visit "The Silk Road Journal".
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I've said it once before but it bears repeating
Ok, is someone trying to play the WWI card and kickstart somethin' here? (Brief history lesson for those goin' "huh?") Bad Serbians! Bad, bad!
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Speak & Spell
Here's a beautifully designed site -- "Spell-A-Day". You can search for specific spells here, including one I know I'll need one day (right Chris?) -- "blessing an airliner". And here's a cute play-tarot reader with Playskool kids.


I've tried and tried
to capture you
what more can one
mere mortal do?

My love potion
boils and bubbles
poison darts
red poison apples

Kafe' kasita
non kafela
Gutrune takes Siegfried
from Brunhilde

Enula compana
on St. James' eve
a dash of orange
and ambergis

Incantate:
Miss Mary Mack
Mack Mack
all dressed in black

My love philtre
will entrance you
it will pomp and
circumstance you

Anusin, atelin, amulet
Angelique takes Barnabas
from Josette

With spiders ten
frae lockens blue
eye of newt
will stew and brew

Incantate
this magic spell
Miss Lucy's in heaven
and the steamboat's in hell

Enchantra Endora Tabitha
Esmerelda Clara Hagatha

My love potion
boils and bubbles
poof! goes all my
toil and troubles
blueberry wine
and gladiola
Circe takes Glaucus
away from Sylla

Coriander, vervain
and ginger root
damiana, henbane
and badger's foot
incantation
with magic black
and silver buttons
all down her back

Enchantra Endora Tabitha
Esmerelda Clara Hagatha

Song Credit: Book of Love
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D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
Add a dash of cheating spouse, plus a tiny splash of online access, to a large glass full of whine and stir. Mixture may be bitter.
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All we need is just a little patience

[angels watching over me]

I just bought Patience, Remembrance and Miracles for the two of us. Hope it works...
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Pop quiz
So what's one online product or service that you've purchased in the last six months and just couldn't live without now? Paying for Launchcast Plus is just about the best $3.99/mo I've ever spent...in case I haven't mentioned that lately... I don't think there's a single weekday that goes by when it's not on at least an four to five hours. No commercials, custom playlists, and the ability to pause, skip and permanently ban songs/artists is absolutely genius. If only they offered this for automobiles!
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Gooooooooooooooooooal!
[he shoots - he scores!]

Yahoo News! always has the best headlines...
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Instant news -- just add water
Why does it feel like Thursday already, but it's only Tuesday?

  1. Well I just done seen 'bout everything -- phone sex operator given workman's comp (in Florida, no less) for chronic workplace-masturbation carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. Fred Durst was right -- Webster's surrenders
  3. I don't see this wedding being featured over at WM! anytime soon
  4. I've done a lot "for charity" myself -- but what was she thinkin'?!
  5. Todd and I weren't listed here -- but that's ok, because we were here
And now...your moment of zen...
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My hunka, hunka Sooner love
[click for popup of OU QB Jason White] Even if for a brief, shining moment...it's time to talk OU football again! Spring practice kicked off Monday in Norman. And good news -- OU QB Jason White is expected to be cleared for all drills by late this week. You may or may not remember that Jason had his season ended in 2001 when he blew out his left knee in the Nebraska game, only to have his 2002 season ended by blowing out his right knee in the Alabama game. That's not to say that Jason will win the starting job. But as someone who's given his heart, soul and two knees to OU football -- I'm cheering him on with all I've got! Only

And in somewhat depressing Sooner news, there's been an update on the status of Josh Heupel and the NFL Europe Barcelona Dragons. He's been released due to lingering wrist injury.
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Snap happy
Florida flowers and lizards...oh my!
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Can't nobody hold me down...oh no
[link to me!] New mail at "Please Puff Daddy P. Diddy, Ruin This Song Too!" (starting here)... Unfortunately there's not as much this time as usual. That's due to a tragic OSX upgrade, during which my husband forgot to make backups of my mail program, losing about 6 weeks of mail. Oops. But there are choice quotes such as:


you're just a total jackass thats jealous of p diddy success you're probably some sorry looking overweight meatloaf eating couch potateo. [link]


You're just mad because he has the balls to sample music from the losers that you listen to, and make it into decent head-banging music.So get off of his dick and try to find some talent in yourself. [link]


Enjoy...and don't say I never gave ya' nuthin'...
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The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
I really hate it when you burn the roof of your mouth off eating something as mundane as a Lean Cuisine entrée.
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SAGging fashion
Yes, yes, yes. No, no, no. I'm so ready for Oscar -- SAG's fashion was much too subdued!
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Oh, Stifler's Mom!
Every once in awhile I'll blog about amusing porn-spam that I receive. Here's a new one! (I've edited the image down to PG-13 status, but be smart -- don't click at work, mmmk?)
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To catch a thief
You might want to search for your blog in the first URL-search-box here. If it pulls up your blog, and your posts (as it did with both of ours), "anything but ordinary" has directions on how to block them.

Speaking of blocking, I helped Susan set up a 403 error page on her site tonight as well. (More info here.) Guess all the freaks are coming out of their winter hibernation...
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Midnight at the lost and found
When I look through my search engine keyword referrers, sometimes I really have to stop and wonder just what exactly it is that I'm blogging about every day...

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  3. why the people hated too much wesley crusher?
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You just can't make this stuff up...
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And your penis is the star!
Have you noticed the new Hollywood "must" -- the group sing-a-long? I first caught on to the new trend back when "My Best Friend's Wedding" was released. (You know, the "Say A Little Prayer" scene. I would wager $100 that if I put a table of my friends together in a restaurant, not a single one of them could belt out the chorus to that song -- much less the lyrics. And certainly not the entire table.) Taking it a step further is the group dance number à la peanut butter sandwiches from "She's All That". Now I went to not one, but three, high school proms in my day -- and not a single time did the entire room break out into a choreographed number that would make our state champion drill team turn green with envy. Your mileage may have varied. I've yet to see it (and probably won't unless forced), but "The Guru" combined the spontaneous group singing and dancing in its previews. "The Sweetest Thing" did it, too. And it looks like the hella-lame-in-the-previews "What a Girl Wants" is going to have its own little number as well. Hell, just about anything that could be labeled "date flick" these days has some variation of the above. Which brings me to...

We went to see "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" last night by default. (We just showed up at the theater to see what would be next.) Don't get me wrong. It was "cute". (How could it not be with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson?) It had its moments -- many of which were very funny. It followed the typical "boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy and girl fight, boy realizes he can't live without girl, boy rushes off to right things and win back her heart only to realize she's taken off and he has only moments to find her and live happily ever after" cookie-cutter formula to a tee. The only thing it lacked to make it truly cliché was the group sing-a-long scene. But not to be disappointed, Matt and Kate did a karaoke-style duet (with Marvin Hamlisch on backup) to "You're So Vain".

Again, a song most of us know the main chorus to...but raise your hand if you can sing it top to bottom, left to right. And if you can, well I really can't help you there now can I?

Maybe I'm just hanging out with the wrong crowd. I don't know. But the day my dinner table busts out into a chorus of "When Will I Be Loved" over dinner -- much less hops up from the table to shake their bon-bons in sync all over the restaurant -- is the day I yell "Check please!" and hit Craig's List in search of new pals.
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Champagne wishes and caviar dreams
We're watching this place on the Fine Living channel right now. I think I'm secretly a millionaire trapped in a pauper's body. Oh fortune, how you mock me.
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