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Friday, April 27, 2007

Banana Nut Gut

Wow. I feel like I ate my own weight in tasty New Orleans treats last weekend: Gumbo, cajun shrimp, and of course, beignets.

And though my scale says I've only gained two pounds since the wedding, my pants don't lie. They're tight. And I have a serious case of muffin top.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Honeymoon's Over

Cory and I got back from New Orleans (safely, thank you very much) late Tuesday night-- returning to all the crappy things that we'd managed to escape... like a non-functioning air conditioner in our condo (more on that when I have the time).

So, running late for work on Wednesday, I go out to my car. I put the key in the ignition. I turn the key.


As with every vacation I take, I returned to find my battery dead. Crap.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cory's A Lucky Man...

It's a good thing that Cory married me when he did, because Grant Wistrom is doing everything he can to make me fall in love with him.

I developed a serious crush on Wistrom when he was playing for the St. Louis Rams-- and I was working at my first TV job in Missouri. The Rams ended up winning the Super Bowl that year, and I found every reason I could to interview Wistrom. He had the most beautiful blue eyes. And he was smart. And he had braces, which wasn't particularly sexy, but somehow made him seem a little less like a big, scary, football player.

A few years ago, Wistrom left the Rams for the Seattle Seahawks, got to play in another Super Bowl (they lost), and after that, he kind of fell off my radar. Then, I see this headline on ESPN.com today:

"Wistrom to Coach at Southwest Missouri High School"

How cool is that? He's leaving the NFL to take a job as an assistant coach at the high school where his brother is the principal. He's so dreamy.

My husband's not so bad, either.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Hoppy Easter!

Thanks to Steve for the picture!


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Friday, April 06, 2007

Another World

One of the interesting side effects of planning a wedding has been discovering a whole new world of websites. I discovered "The Kegulator" this morning. (And yes, I'm up at 7 am strictly because I'm stressing out about the wedding).

A side note to this blog post's title, "Another World." Back when I lived in Kirksville, my roommate Darren and I would watch "Days of Our Lives" together on days that he didn't have noon classes. It was a high priority for us. After "Days" was another NBC soap, "Another World," which had the cheesiest theme song ever. Crystal Gayle sang it with another country singer. We'd always sing along to it like a couple of morons, often dancing around the apartment while we did it.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Fourteen Days...

...Until free, delicious ice cream. (Eleven days until the wedding... at which there will be no ice cream).

Oh, Happy Day.

I'm almost looking forward to Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day more than I'm looking forward to the wedding.


By the way, while you're at the Ben and Jerry's website, check out the cutest anti-cloning message you'll ever see.

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Fooling Around

I think this year may have been the first year in my life that somebody didn't perform some kind of retarded April Fool's prank in my vicinity. Thankfully, nobody I know is clever enough to pull any kind of elaborate prank-- or if they are clever enough, they're too lazy (or too adult) to bother actually doing it.

Fortunately, the internet has picked up where everyone else left off. Here's a few of the fun jokes that popped up on April 1st.

How about "Tattoo Your Toddler?" (Read some of the reactions from people when you get a chance.)

Google and Gmail announce their newest innovation-- Gmail Paper!
"Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What
ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for
it, and it’s here.
We’re bringing it back."

Speaking of new internet innovations, check this one out, courtesy of BBC news: Sniff-Screen Technology. As if anyone would want to smell the news headlines.

The British, apparently, love April Fool's Day. Check out this article in The Independent about growing your own Viagara. I love this quote:
"The effect was almost immediate. I had to stay in my potting shed for an hour
or so before I could decently walk down the street."

And not to be outdone, The Guardian reports that Tony Blair is preparing for a new career.

Of course, some US News outlets got in on the fun, too. CNN reported that the Mars Rover found signs of life. You have to click on the picture for the example.

My favorite of the sports-related pranks comes from the Great White North, where the Winnipeg Sun reports that Terrell Owens is on his way to the Canadian Football League. THere are a few conditions to his contract, however:

If so much as one snowflake lands on Owens during his time in Winnipeg, the Bombers will have to pay him $30,000.

Finally, 24 fans may have freaked out if they read that Kiefer Sutherland walked out on the show. Never fear, though. Ben Stiller is taking his place.

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