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Personal blog entries now here. Blogger Boobie-Thon moved here.
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Live...from St. Pete...
Just a quick heads-up -- next Friday on TLC, a member of the "Blue Man Group" is getting married live at the Don Caesar Beach Resort & Spa in St. Petersburg, FL. Two of the Holga images below were taken there, as well as this Lomo photograph and this digital photograph. Tune in Friday, June 27, at 2 p.m. EDT to watch...
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Toying around

We both just added eight new Holga photos to Lomo-Motion.com!
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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
Is it just me, or when rating your most influential blogs...is it considered tacky to list your own blog as #1? Or is that only after Labor Day? I always forget the rule...
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It's not easy being green
Stacy just gave Sekimori Design a fabulous overhaul. Please check it out!
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Insomnia...cha cha cha
Just a quick heads-up that all of our sites were moved to a new server last night (this means you if you're also hosted with us). So if things go a little wonky over the next couple of days, please hold 'til the new DNS information catches up with us again...

UPDATE: Make sure you're contacting me at robyn@whollymatrimony.com 'til this all blows over, mmmk?
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Just got paid...it's Friday night...
As we all get ready to close out the work week, here's a few tunes to keep you bouncing in your chair with me 'til it's time to punch the clock...

[Go here for lyrics]

[Go here for lyrics]

[Go here for lyrics]

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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Blame Canada!
Many thanks to Nicole for the link to this news article at SFGate.com: "Stop The Gay Canadians! First icky legalized homosexual marriage, then the apocalypse. Conservative America trembles."

Moreover, they fear, Canada's decision means the God-given sanctity of tepid hetero missionary-position marriage is utterly doomed and our innocent children are sure to become fans of modern dance and maybe even old Barbra Streisand movies, and all of this will undoubtedly result in the introduction of a pair of wacky gay Canadian neighbors on "Everybody Loves Raymond." [link]
Read it. Just make sure you're strapped into your chair first. My arse still hurts.
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Crimson and Cream
A bit of Sooner news to pass along...

  1. SI's 2003 OU Sooner Preview
  2. Jason White, my hunka-hunka Sooner love, has been chosen as this fall's starter at QB!
  3. So much for all those "OU can't graduate players" rumors. The American Football Coaches Association is honoring us, and 31 other schools, for graduating 82% of the 1997-98 freshman class.
  4. Fluff news piece from Todd: Former OU QB, and Cleveland Browns rookie QB, Nate Hybl crowns the 2003 Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival Queen.
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Nevermind the bollocks
I personally think the English verison of the English language is a lot more creative than the Americanized version. They have snog, and slag, and bugger...just to name a few... Do you have a favorite?
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Let's get physical
It's quickly becoming a Thursday tradition...it's time to play "let's slam J-Lo"...

Curvy singer-actress Jennifer Lopez demanded museum bosses in London make her Madame Tussaud's waxwork more slimline. The sexy star was reportedly unhappy with the famous museum's newly installed model of her -- particularly their interpretation of her trademark bottom.

So Lopez, who often boasted how proud she is of her voluptuous derriere, asked Tussaud's to shave 10 pounds of wax off her behind.

A museum source tells Britain's the Daily Star, "We always show artists and managers the final waxwork of themselves.

"It's only fair -- but with J.Lo, she wasn't too pleased.

"She suggested we'd gone a bit off on her behind, so we offered to rake some away.

"All in all she wanted about 10 pounds to be taken off, [and] naturally we meet the star's wishes." [link]

She makes my job way too easy. Seriously...
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Fun with Blondes 101
I rarely login to Friendster, but I'm always getting "new friend requests" from people I don't even know. Can someone please 'splain the Friendster netiquette to me and how the whole thing works? Should you approve only friends? Or is it like some kind of Pokemon trading card thing where you collect all you can, and hope you end up with a Pirillo eventually?
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No more tears
Why, oh why, don't more movie theaters offer this option to help keep the 10 p.m. showings kidlet-free?
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Did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world?

[Claire kisses]

Today is my baby girl's seventh birthday. Does not seem possible...
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She's my Yankee Doodle joy
Feeling patriotic as the Fourth rapidly approaches? Don't forget I have a freeware blog template and graphics for your viewing pleasure. Again, don't say I never gave you nuthin'.
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You suck. You suck. You suck.
=e= has been kind enough to point out that this is "International Heckling Day". Do me proud... If only there were also feats of strength like during Festivus!
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Why didn't someone tell me it's all been a big fucking popularity contest all along? I'd have put out or something... Sheesh.
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Today is the greatest...
The Today Show on NBC is doing another "Today Throws a Wedding" summer series. This week, you can pick the couple.
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Resistance is futile

[Rupert Jee and the Hello Deli on Letterman]

So did anyone else happen to catch Rupert Jee's shirt on Letterman last night?
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Keep it simple
Just seen over at Kevin's...Simpletracks, a universal TrackBack client...

Allows you to manually ping (send a TrackBack) to any weblog or service that accepts TrackBacks. Simply tell it the TrackBack URL you want to ping and fill in your URL, the entry name, and an excerpt.
Read more about Simpletracks at Kalsey Consulting Group.

UPDATE: Here's another similar option to file for future reference courtesy of another Kevin -- StandAlone TrackBack Form.
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Make this world a better place if you can
More blogger fundraisers to link -- let me know in the comments if you have one you'd like to add to the list for the $359 donation from the Blogger-Boobie-Thon '03.

  1. Bay Area Angel Adventure for the National Brain Tumor Foundation (she needs to hit her goal by this weekend)
  2. Walking for a Reason -- 60 miles for breast cancer
  3. Team in Training -- Suzy Insidious is participating
  4. AIDS Marathon -- NegroPleaseDotCom is participating
Kudos and best wishes to everyone on their fundraising events!
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You'll shut me down with a push of your button
[art*o*mat] "Art*o*mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. Currently, there are 49 active machines in museums and various locations throughout the country. The experience of pulling the knob alone is quite a thrill, but you also walk away with an original work of art. Ker-plunk! What an easy way to become an art collector." For more visit the Art*o*mat website.

Shame there's not any in Florida yet! (Link via Sensible Erection.)
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Hulk smash!
Is anyone else as bugged by the CGI animation in the Hulk trailers as I am? It just looks so fake, cheap and cartoonish. I was really excited when the first trailer came out with Spider-Man last year (which didn't show the Hulk character yet), but the more new ones they release on TV now with him, the more annoyed I get. Maybe I'll change my mind if I read a few good reviews once it's released, but I'm no longer dying to see it on opening day -- and that's really disappointing!
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This will be on the midterm
In case you've been under a rock (or rather under a b'ankie like me) the past few days, and need a quick recap of what's been going on in the blogisphere, well then Venomous Kate has a good one...
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It's just one of those days that a girl goes through
Still don't feel like being online much...so here's a few reads instead please...

  1. pippa said
  2. the cheese stands alone
  3. Exercises in Futility
  4. The Hackworths
  5. GenXTeK
Click here for more blog links. Ciao, 'til the rumbly in my tumbly subsides!
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The weekend that keeps on giving
It seems our Friday the 13th didn't stop on Friday. I woke up sick as a dog in the middle of the night early Saturday morning. I ended up in the ER for about 9 hours (we got home after 2 p.m. yesterday). Seems I was the lucky recipient of acute gastroenteritis going down the Eastern seaboard... I have a lovely set of bruises down my left arm as a souvenir since it took no less than four tries to get the IV in.

Then today, a lightning strike hit close enough to our house to take out, of all things, our water pressure -- fry our caller ID box -- and meltdown our router. Only one computer can get online now, and for a few hours, even that was looking iffy. I'm sure I have a few design clients who want my head on a pike right now, and if you haven't heard from me or haven't been able to get ahold of me, that's why. Now if you'll please excuse me...I have a date with the couch... I'm doing fine. Just weak as hell. Thank god tomorrow starts a new week!

UPDATE: Well we just learned a water-main broke in the storm, hence the water-pressure problems. At least I don't have the monkeypox, I guess...
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