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Personal blog entries now here. Blogger Boobie-Thon moved here.
Want a new view? You're not stuck with this design -- skin the site!

Kiss my entire, 36" white as snow ass
If you've ever wondered just exactly why I took part of my blog to sooner-born.com and made it private and passworded, you only need to look to Jesus. Todd took me out today because I just needed out of here -- anywhere. And I come back after my brief escape in the real world to find that my comments were spammed by some mindless twit (who most likely used a public computer to post the drivel -- IP And guess what. That just happens to be a Seattle IP. Now I'm no mathematician, but it doesn't take a National Merit Scholar to figure it out...

I'm not going to leave them all up (across ten total entries in 2003 and 2002), because quite frankly, that's my prerogative. <cue Bobby Brown> But in the future just in case someone wants to know why I decided to go private -- I'm pointing you right back here to this comment left the day before Mother's Day -- right after my miscarriage. This is just one of dozens of similar e-mails, comments and blog entries I've received in recent months -- and that's when I finally decided the only one that had a right to my life was me and pulled the plug. To quote my other site, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

If you think comments like that are going to break me, you've got another thing coming. You see, there's this thing called real life. It doesn't involve a power supply, keyboard or monitor. And it's done a fine enough job of kicking my ass this year without your help. Thank you. Drive through. And don't forget the special sauce. -Robyn
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Insane in the membrane
Am I the only one when viewing the Kodak digital camera "revenge" commercial.....(where a friend shaves off another friend's eyebrow in his sleep and then takes a photo of it and prints several copies only to hang the evidence from the ceiling and have the Kodak paper wonders tucked in every nook, cranny and party tray within eyesight at a large soirée the eyebrowless wonder soon appears at, with sassy-perturbed girlfriend in tow, only to call a "truce" with the camera-master friend he's apparently recently shaved one bald strip down the middle of the guy's head, whew!).....to scream, "JUST SHAVE YOUR FUCKING HEAD DUMBASS!" I mean, c'mon. A missing eyebrow is a little hard to disguise. But anyone walking around with a reverse mohawk only need seek solace with of a pair of Oster clippers for about 15 minutes. Otherwise, you're just beggin' for a discount-season pass on the special bus.
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And wave it like you just don't care

[Oklahoma nader]

And you guys just thought I was a diehard Sooner fan... (more photos)
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Twist and shout
Yesterday it was near my family. Friday night it was near Todd's family. I'm starting to like the fact you have 2-3 days to get the hell outta Dodge during hurricane season.
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Saturday...in the park...
Thanks to FARK, cruel.com, and Sensible Erection for the following minutes of my life I'll never, ever get back...
  1. We killed kittens tonight. Wanna join us?
  2. "One of the villagers who took part in the looting said he tasted the [radioactive] yellow powder in the drums because it looked pretty."
  3. Am not! Am not! Am not!
  4. I'm afraid. I am very afraid. (link not work safe)
  5. Oh God, it looks like Daniel. (from tpirsite.com)
And now...your moment of zen... Oh wait, that's your moment of hell. My bad. Have a happy weekend everyone!
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À la peanut butter sandwiches!

[fun with numbers]

Hey Mikey, they like it! Sammiches are #44 on Popdex with a bullet! Did you miss out yesterday? It's not too late -- I saved you some!
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It's a good time for the great taste
Todd and I just heard Fur Elise at the end of "While You Were Out". So I started singing the McDonald's commercial to the music and it cracked him up -- he'd totally forgotten about it. Wanna take a trip down memory lane with us?

Oh I wish I were already there, instead of here, playing this song.

And I would have a big chocolate shake, a cheeseburger, and also.....whoops.....and also fries.

And I would eat, my fries myself. And not give none, to my dumb brother. Hands off they're mine, all miiiiiine.

My recital is almost done, it wasn't bad. I'm still alive. And I can have my big chocolate shake, my cheeseburger, and also.....fries.
Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, Quarter Pounder, french fries, icy Coke, thick shake, sundaes, and apple pies!
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Rollin' with the homies
Anyone wanna buy me one of these (store not mine) for this? *ducks*
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The mystical divinity of unashamed felinity
[the birthday girl]

Duck and cover -- it's a blogger cat post! Five years ago we adopted Madeline. She was a rescue kitten from the '98 Florida fires on the east coast. (Read more in my old "Soapbox" entry here.) They told us she was exactly five weeks old when we brought her home, so counting back, we guesstimated her birthday to be on May 9th. She's a beautiful black and white mixed-breed with more personality in her front left paw than most people have in their entire body. Maddie is 100% a daddy's girl, but she picked me. When we went by her cage, she reached both tiny paws out and grabbed my finger -- hanging on for dear life. We've been head-over-heels in love with her ever since... Happy birthday Madeline!
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If you think it's cheap or a bit risqué...
I really should have been born 100 years ago (link not work-safe)... But it leaves me wondering if these women's children were embarrassed and ashamed at what they were seeing, if they ever found the photos? Personally, I find them all amazingly beautiful.
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And now it's time for a breakdown...
Never gonna get it
Never gonna get it

Never gonna get it
Never gonna get it

Never gonna get it
Never gonna get it

Never gonna get it...

Whoooa whoooa whoooa whoooooooooooooa.......
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Show me the money!
I was just looking through my stats, and noticed a link from adultawardsshow.com (link not work safe). Being curious, I clicked. And over in the "Adult Links" section to the right of the page, I found Tampa Tantrum. So of course, I called Todd over. The first words out of his mouth were, "Is this a site owned by Mikey or something?" But we looked it over, and it appears the site is for the Consumers Choice Awards Show which will be held on Thursday June 19, 2003 at the Hollywood Palace in Hollywood, CA.

I'm not sure how to take this. Do I thank the Porncademy? Now see, all along Quinn has accused me of running a porn biz. So I guess now there's no more denying it... All I want to know is, where's my damn money?

Yesterday, the New York Times. Today, Robyn Does Hollywood!
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I have a feeling we're not in Kansas Oklahoma anymore
This year has quite simply sucked ass. I just recently found out immediate family members were ok after the tornadic activity in Oklahoma today. They were right in the direct path at home and work. Relatives were almost 2 hours late picking up my grandmother from the airport tonight and couldn't be reached by phone or cell phone -- leaving us and my aunt in Delaware on standby waiting for more word. A second cousin's carport was hit and is gone, but finally we've been told that everyone has been located and is fine -- and that seems to be the worst of the damage in our families. I seriously can't take much more stress like this... I think kick-boxing lessons are in order.
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We deliver for you
One of the most controversial blog entries I've ever made (a year ago to the very month) involved the US Postal Service. Somehow my entry got posted to a USPS employee message board, and I was bombarded by e-mails from angry mail carriers. Todd and I started to wonder if anything marked fragile would ever arrive at our house intact again. After going round-and-round in dozens of e-mails and my comments, I posed the question:

If something is leaking money, do you keep tossing it extra change -- or do you step back and figure out where the leak is coming from and fix the problem? [link]

I then went on to add in another entry:

You want to raise the cost of a stamp by 25 even -- fine. Hell, I wouldn't mind paying 75 to mail a letter, truth be told. It is not just about an extra 3 to me. But how can you expect me - or anyone - to not demand you be accountable for the money, and also for you to make it known just exactly what these "improvements" are that the extra money will be spent on? [link]

Well imagine my "surprise" today when I find this over at Mikey's:

Whistle-blowers -- including many who still work there -- say the Inspector General saved taxpayers only 50 cents for every dollar it spent. The office identified $56 million in wasteful spending in 2001 -- but spending $117 million dollars to do so...

..."If everybody else in the postal service wasted money the way she [Postal Inspector General Karla Corcoran] wasted money, it seems to me like instead of 37 cent stamps you'd have 74 cent stamps," said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. [link]

Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. And I'm stopping short of saying "I told you so"...but... Yeah, I think I'll just stop while I'm ahead.
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Meep meep!
Please make sure that you're no longer writing wholly.matrimony@verizon.net -- that was never really our e-mail address anyway. Verizon "branded" their DSL accounts with the SMTP servers, and there was no getting around it. Even though we'd force a reply-to address with Outlook, not all mail clients would catch it.

We lived in a Road Runner test market in St. Pete, and were one of the first 500 customers in Tampa Bay to have it. We loved it. But when we moved up here to the 'burbs, the only high-speed options at the time were Verizon and Earthlink DSL. We never bothered to switch to Road Runner when they started offering it in our area last year, because we have DirecTV and (at the time) DSL was working fine. After our last major DSL outage -- over six of them in three month's time -- we realized that was no longer the case and said "funk 'dat". Hasta la bye-bye Verizon! Outages over 3 days were becoming the norm, they couldn't tell us why they were occurring, where the outages where located, or how long they would continue. And because Todd is a smarty-smart and knew how to do all the modem tests before calling in, there was literally nothing they could do for him when he did put in a support call. Send someone to the house? Fuhgetaboutit. They would take our number and tell him to wait for a "level four" tech support call. During each of the major outages, the phone never rang a single time -- one outage was five days long!

Well the Bright House / Road Runner guy just left and now I'm zoom-zooming along again. I forgot what bliss it is to write an e-mail and not have to check:

Options → Have replies sent to → Send message using

Road Runner doesn't brand you with their SMTP server. Oh happy day!
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Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated
Sensible Erection has been muuuuuch better than FARK lately:

  1. Orgasmic Calculator (click the buttons, but turn those speakers down)
  2. Error 404 ("And we will show those browsers no mercy whatsoever.")
  3. The Tard Blog (And before you go and flame me for the link, check out my former profession please)
  4. ThriftDeluxe -- DIY for the hip
  5. My Tiny Garden (amazing macro photos)

    BONUS ROUND: Blograffiti
So there you go... The perfect way to waste your afternoon, all thanks to me and SE!
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Hey guess what!
I ate a sammich today.
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Kick Glick
kickglick.jpg Loved him in "¡Three Amigos!".

"I think it's a male plane...didn't you notice its little balls?"

Semi-annoying in "Father of the Bride", but he made the part his own. It worked. And I can't forget Ed Grimley, I must say.

But oh. My. God. When are the big name stars going to quit sucking up to and legitimizing his Jiminy Glick character? Do they fear telling him "no"? The Glick skits were crap on the canceled-for-a-reason Martin Short Show. It's crap on Comedy Central. Oh, so you put on a fat suit. It makes your IQ drop. You make fat jokes. I get it. Har har. Funny. Har har. Does anyone out there actually find the show funny? I mean, seriously...
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It's in the game
Heads-up. If you're experiencing symptoms of Todd-withdrawal, he'll be writing online again soon. But there's a catch... It's gonna be sports related. My favorite Sooner will be representin' the Big XII over at Fanblogs.com.

Fanblogs.com is a group weblog dedicated to college football. This effort is the brainchild of a couple of guys who really love football (and beer). They gathered up some people, who told some people, who invited a few people along. The result is a collective blog for fans who know that week isn't over until you've posted about the big games, and the little games, and the practices, and the cheerleaders, and the tailgating, and...I think you get the picture. [link]

Be there or be !

UPDATE: You can now find Todd's first entry here.
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To call...or not to call...that is the question
I was just reading about that "3 day rule" over at Chey's. You know the one. When a guy feels he has to wait 'x' number of days to call a girl after getting her number, or after the first date. And she sits there going slowly insane waiting for the phone to ring.

Personally, I always found the rule dumb. I hate mind games. And that is the crème de la crème of mindgames in the dating world. All I'm sayin' is that in my two longest relationships in life -- a two-year one in college, and the man I ultimately married -- both called the next day. I didn't have to sit around wondering how it went. I just knew.

So how do you feel about "the delay tactic" -- do you think it's a good idea?

Marie: Tell me I'll never have to be out there again.
Jess: You'll never have to be out there again.
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What a surreal afternoon I've had. Expecting to edit graphics all day, instead I received a quick e-mail, and was then phone-interviewed shortly thereafter, by Warren St. John of the New York Times about blogging. I think the spin on my section one line of the story was basically my decision to take part of my blog private after my miscarriage -- and just what is, and is not, off-limits to me as a blogger now.

Those who know me well know that I rarely, if ever, talk on the phone because I just don't feel like I converse well without visual cues when I'm speaking with others (a symptom commonly referred to as "brainfog") -- so what actually makes it to print should be interesting. I'm sure it will be something along the lines of, "Oh, Lisa, you and your stories. Bart's a vampire. Beer kills brain cells. Now let's go back to that ... building ... thingie ... where our beds and TV ... is."

The reporter also interviewed Todd at work (after talking to me) about how he feels about the things I write, and also touched briefly on the reasons why Todd quit blogging. If that portion of their interview makes it to print, I'd like to say in advance that: "The views of Robyn's husband do not necessarily reflect the views of his wife and Ain't Too Proud to Blog". Heh. Let's just say he was experiencing severe burnout when he decided to hang up his mouse.

Now all I have left to do for total pop-culture domination is get my picture on the cover of the Rollin' Stone, I guess...
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Oh, snap! Guess what I saw...
I'm a very happy girl. Somehow I managed to snag the very last Lomographic Holga Medium Format Camera Starter Kit in stock on Amazon and it shipped today. I had an affiliate credit from WM!'s last quarter so I ended up paying less than $10 total for it. It's a great deal though -- the kit includes the camera (with built-in flash), a photo book by Fred Lebain, 1 roll of film, and 2 AA batteries. It uses medium-format film in color and b&w. Amazon is currently out of stock (thanks to me - mwah!), but the site allows you to pre-order and says more will be in stock soon. At $56.99, that's about a 1/3 of the price of the Lomo Kompakt Automat. You can even find them on eBay for less than that. Click here to view Holga galleries linked from Holga Camera Photo. See, I told you I'd use the new domain if I bought it!

UPDATE: Babz just passed along two great links to go with my new aquisition: toycamera.com and holgamods.com    Check out some of her photography here.
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And that's the way it was...
We need another full moon. Strange news is severely lacking lately!

  1. First it was rumors of "Casablanca". Now after fulfilling Ben's fantasy with a Flashdance video, J-Lo is in talks to remake "Flashdance". Is nothing sacred with her?
  2. And they called it puppy love...
  3. Carson Daly drops $1K on lap dances during Derby weekend. For a grand, the bitch had better clean my house and wash the car, too!
  4. FARK headline: "Mike Price lost his job at Alabama after having sex* with what appears to be Dee Snider." (see photo)
  5. The Prostitution Film Festival -- with such classics as "vulva massage education". Ohhhhhhh...Delores!
And now...your moment of zen...

*Please note: It appears Price did not actually have sex with that stripper, although it's reported two others joined Price overnight in his hotel room. He did spend several hundred dollars while in Destiny's company, however.
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My ya-ya's
Through the years we've been through weddings, births, deaths, infertility treatments, miscarriages, missing 'children', first homes, layoffs, new jobs, cross-country moves, milestone anniversaries, separations, 'net splits and now college graduations together. There are days that I don't think I'd have the strength to draw in a breath without their unconditional love and support. In the good times, and the bad. I can't imagine life before the internet, because without it, I'd never have met my best friends. Congratulations, Ashley -- we're all proud of you! Love, The Gang
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I said I appreciate that and would you please explain about the 50 ways
If you think back, what's the most vivid earliest childhood memory that you have? Not surprisingly, since my life seems to have a soundtrack behind it -- my memory involves music. Based on the release date of the movie and the house we lived in, I was four years old at the time. I was in my backyard on my swing-set holding my transistor radio. (Man, that ages me!) I had a cup full of Apple Jacks cereal with me. "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman came on and I belted my little heart out. I can't hear that song to this day without thinking of that early summer afternoon.

I have other fuzzy memories from when I was three-to-four that all involve my Popeye (my nickname for my grandfather who passed away when I was four). In one he was playing a harmonica that I now have framed in a shadow box. In another we were singing "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" to one another -- my mom was dating a guy named Stan at the time, and the "make a new plan, Stan" line of the song would crack me up to no end in a fit of giggles. And in yet another, he was diving off a diving board during a vacation we were on, and I was squealing, "Do it again, Popeye! Do it again!" I still get teased about that to this day.

But those memories are all fuzzy, and ones that are partly mine -- party as told by others. The "If I Can't Have You*" memory is mine and mine alone -- since I was by myself at the time. If only life were still as simple as swinging as high as your little legs could kick you in the air, singing, and munching on Apple Jacks...

UPDATE: *Remember my old "break-up songs" entry? Well this site is the jackpot for them!
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You are what you wear

[you wanna piece of me] [do I have to spell it out for ya] [you think you can take me]

Hey! Do I have to write it across my chest for you or what? Sheesh.
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And the feeling that I feel for you is more than strong, girl - take it from me
Oh holy geri-curl, Bat Man -- I'm never getting this song* out of my head now. (*Even though it's not technically a Bee Gees song and I think that's cheating.)

I Just Want to Be Your Everything

For so long
You and me been finding each other for so long
And the feeling that I feel for you is more then strong, girl
Take it from me
If you give a little more then you're asking for
Your love will turn the key

Darling mine
I would wait forever for those lips of wine
Build my world around you, darling
This love will shine girl
Watch it and see
If you give a little more then you're asking for
Your love will turn the key

I, I just want to be your everything
Open up the heaven in your heart and let me be
The things you are to me and not some puppet on a string
Oh, if I stay here without you, darling, I will die
I want you laying in the love I have to bring
I'd do anything to be your everything

Darling for so long
You and me been finding each other for so long
And the feeling that I feel for you is more then strong girl
Take it from me
If you give a little more then you're asking for
Your love will turn the key......

Song credit: Andy Gibb
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Wiki Waki
I've been seeing the term "Wiki" everywhere lately, and Kristine has a new project helping launch one for the MT world. Welcome MT Wiki:

A Wiki is a set of pages that let visitors share their knowledge in a collaborative format. This Wiki is dedicated to helping users of MovableType, a content management system.

This is a place to add tips, tricks, instructions, and definitions. Topics are editable so everyone can add to them. [link]

Best of wishes to the new Virtual Venus gang!

UPDATE: Also from Kristine, word of two new desktop clients made specifically with MT in mind. Kristine recommends Zempt, and in her comments Doc suggests SharpMT.
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Melt the statues in the park

Fall On Me

There's a problem, feathers iron
Bargain buildings, weights and pulleys
Feathers hit the ground
Before the weight can leave the air
Buy the sky and sell the sky
And tell the sky and tell the sky

Don't fall on me
What is it up in the air for
It's gonna fall
Fall on me
If it's there for long
It's gonna fall
Fall on me
It's over it's over me

There's the progress we have found
A way to talk around the problem
Building towered foresight
Isn't anything at all

Buy the sky and sell the sky
And bleed the sky and tell the sky

Don't fall on me
What is it up in the air for
It's gonna fall
Fall on me
If it's there for long
It's gonna fall
Fall on me
It's over it's over me

Don't fall on me.....

Well I could keep it above
But then it wouldn't be sky anymore
So if I send it to you
You've got to promise to keep it whole

Buy the sky and sell the sky
And lift your arms up to the sky
And ask the sky and ask the sky

Don't fall on me.....

Lyrics credit: R.E.M.
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Baby fish mouth
Any bets that my husband was the one searching for "monkey origami"? (BBC News link via Sensible Erection.)

Here's a list of winning search strings for the month of May thus far. I should be so proud.

  1. save the kitties god kills
  2. melissa panty shots joe millionaire
  3. pics my husband likes to eat my piss
  4. ducks as housepets
  5. white brides sucking on big black male stripper cocks
  6. peanut porn
  7. pics of women buying adult diapers
  8. topless blog
  9. i am not a bimbo
  10. super spanky slut
I'm still trying to wrap my blonde-brain around the "peanut porn" one though. Do they mean peanuts as in the legumes -- or Peanuts as in the cartoon? Scratch that. Some things you're better off not knowing...
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One more addiction
Jessica has known me for years. In fact, she's known me since before I purchased my very first domain, whollymatrimony.com. So she was only too happy to point out last night that I now have a problem... Counting through the list, I realized lomo-motion.com broke the barrier. I've got ten domains for my own personal use. I know I'm not the worst one out there by far... So 'fess up. How bad is your crack domain addiction? Word of warning: once you break down and buy that second one, there's no turning back*! (*Thank god they're no longer $70/pop! The Network Solutions early days were evil, indeed.)

Hi, my name is Robyn. And I'm a domain whore.
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May I have your attention please...
Because our DSL was out this weekend, it also meant my e-mail got backed up even further post-vacation. Late but not forgotten, please turn your (belated) attention toward Childhood Stroke Awareness Day 2003. Visit "in nancy's book" for more information. I can only hope to be half the mother she is to Kayla one day! Sorry I'm late, Nancy!
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The Pride of Ooooo..klahoma!
The University of Oklahoma raised well over $100 million dollars in their Great Expectations Campaign, $65 million of which was earmarked for a stadium renovation at Owen Field. The fundraising began right after the OU/Nebraska game in 2000, and construction is nearing completion for opening day this August. (Click here for Memorial Stadium renderings to see the completed upgrade sketches.) I feel an amazing sense of pride when looking through all of the renovation photographs -- I just can't believe how far the stadium has come since my days as a student.

OU students who aren't football fans can complain all they want about how much the athletics programs get, and how little the academic programs get -- but Owen Field is my place of worship. To see it now almost gives me chills. It's returning to glory because our football program has led us back there. I can't wait to step inside the gates once again! (Visit oustadiumpics.com for chronological updates on the expansion -- most recently on 05.05.03.)
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Oh, well I think you got the knack
Just in case I haven't been able to get the song stuck in your brain yet, the domain has finally resolved and lomo-motion.com is mine all mine. Yes, I officially own more domains than flip-flops now (and that's saying a lot) -- but the deal is, if I buy it, I'll use it. And that's really the point since it took me five months to finish the first roll of film. The design will look familiar for now since I don't have much free time to spare, but keep watching this space for changes -- and additions -- very soon!
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Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon
I think about the only person on the planet right now more stupid than Mike Price trashing a $10-million dollar deal at one of the best college football schools in the country thanks to this stripper named "Destiny" (ironic, no?) -- is Catherine Zeta-Jones for smoking while pregnant (and getting busted on camera for it). I guess the bitch was ready and deserving as well... Money may buy you happiness, but it obviously doesn't buy you a clue. If Zeta had kept her trap shut instead of filing yet another tabloid-lawsuit, most of us would have never known.
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I now officially have more server space than God, and no caps on bandwidth. And there was much rejoicing. In case I haven't mentioned lately what an awesome site and blog host that Hosting Matters is, please be informed.

If Annette also owned my ISP, I'd probably never have to leave the house...
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Better late than never
The new May 2003 Dress of the Month is now online, albeit a few days late this month due to our vacation and DSL issues. If you, or someone you know, were recently married -- make sure to submit the wedding dress (and wedding story) today!
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Beauty's where you find it
Beauty is everywhere. Sometimes it stares you right in the face. Other times it's peeking out and you have to look for it a little. Man, I love springtime in Florida!

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Automatic. Systematic. Hydromatic.
Grease 3: It's Geritol Lightning! Coming soon to a theater near you. Sponsored by the fine folks at Propecia. What's great for the returning cast is that they now qualify for a senior citizen discount at the theaters. (Link courtesy of the hubby, who's still being an anti-blogite.)
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Well that's better
I almost forgot today is a good holiday -- one that's a great excuse to party and drink! All better now...the week isn't totally lost afterall...
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Everywhere you turn
This is always the hardest week of the year for me. The TV stays off. Everywhere you turn is another damn Hallmark and Mother's Day commercial reminding you of what you don't have. Every channel devotes their programming to dear ol' mom. Every restaurant devotes their menu to her as well. And every year I tell myself "next year..." I've been saying that since 1998. You'd think I'd "get it" by now. It's my way of coping, I guess.

But this year, by far, is going to be the hardest. We lost the two children they said we'd never have on Valentine's Day. Excuse me whilst I go punch something now.
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Used to have a little, now I have a lot...
A few more reasons to hate J. Lo -- as if you really needed any.

  1. She thinks her bum is better than Kylie Minogue's -- and she's willing to pay double for it, too. "So it's war. May the best arse win."
  2. She just might ruin "Austin Powers 4 -- For Your Thighs Only". Rental.
  3. She's just Jenny from the Block? Hardly. "Behind the Behind" is making claims she hails from a posh suburb and had a private education. Shocking, isn't it?
  4. No eye contact, do not speak to her for any reason unless spoken to first, address her as ma'am, and keep those fingernails red or clear please, ladies.
  5. "But Beeeeeeeeeen, if Russell's wife got her own private wedding chapel, I have to have one, too. I do, I do, I do, I do, I do..."
I will gladly give up my kingdom for a pair of front row tickets when her star comes crashing down to earth once and for all...
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C'mon baby, do the Lomo-Motion
My first ten Lomo-shots are in Shutterblog now. Baby steps...
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I r coach

Its been a long time since any of us was naive enough to believe that coaches, as a group, are legitimate tutors of ethics in undergraduates. Only a handful of them meet the old expectation of coach-as-teacher and model for manly behavior anymore — Bob Stoops of Oklahoma comes to mind — and you can argue over whether many of them ever did. [quote from MSNBC.com]

Only ....
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Spies like us
What a welcome back home we've had.....we're just getting back online again since my last post yesterday. Our DSL went out. Again. We're seriously about to switch back to a cable modem.

But since I was forced offline, I finished up my first Lomo roll of film (that I've been working on since my birthday) and had them developed today. Wanna peek at the first one I've scanned (shot down by the Savannah River)? About half of the roll were "misses", but for my first try with an auto-nothing camera, I don't think that's too shabby. Todd isn't a big fan of the Lomo-style now that he's seen the results, but I love it! If only I were as good as Dawn... I've got a lot to learn from her, that's for sure!

UPDATE: You can now see my first ten Lomo-photographs here.
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