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Saturday, August 21, 2004

Status Quo Reports Have Finally Met Their Rival

I'd never seen this Starbuck's commercial before, but now I can't stop watching it. It totally cracks me up.

(Link courtesty of Mikey.)

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Thursday, August 19, 2004

The Pat Boone Show

Dude. Pat Boone has a moblog. Who knew?

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Brains!

So, how many brains have you eaten?

(Link courtesy of Eka.)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Hit the Dismembered Penguin Head

It's bloody and probably a little disturbing, but how far can you hit the dismembered penguin head? Update: Woo hoo! My new record is 1112.8 feet!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Complete the Phrase and WinForFree

Do y'all remember how McDonald's used to give you game pieces and when you spelled a phrase, you won something? I know it's kind of dorky, but I found a site that does the same thing. I haven't won anything yet, but you never know.

If you want to sign up, go here.

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Happy Birthday, KB!

Today is KB's birthday (or birthdate, if you prefer), so go over there and wish him a happy whatever!

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Monday, August 16, 2004

Ghost in the Machine

This ad kind of reminds me of all the hoopla surrounding Three Men and a Baby (Is there a ghost of a little boy standing in a doorway in the movie?). Either way, go watch and decide for yourself.

(Link courtesy of Tanya.)

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Free iPod Referral Winner

As you might know, I received my free iPod. Today was the day that I put all of the people that helped me by completing their offers into a hat and my beautiful assistant (AKA my mom) picked a name. Ratty, who was really surprised since she didn't even know I was having a drawing, was the winner and she got something off of her Amazon.com Wishlist.

I still need people to complete their offers for my free flatscreen TV, Dell Dimension 3000 PC, and designer handbag. As soon as I get enough referrals, I'll start a conga line so that other people can get theirs too.

So, go to and sign up for any offers you haven't done.

Do not post your own referrals links here! I will delete them. If you want your link added, go here and follow the instructions.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Lovely

I've been watching the first season of ER on DVD and I have come to the following conclusion: there is nothing more lovely on the planet than George Clooney in a tux. I do believe I would sell my immortal soul to make him mine.

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Monday, August 9, 2004

Free iPods, Flat Screens, Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop PCs, TiVos, Ninetendo DSes, Cameras, Designer Handbags, and More For All | Dell Coupons

I have indeed received a free iPod from FreeiPods.com. I got a 20 GB one and you can view photographic proof here. Since then I have also received the iPod photo, the iPod shuffle, the free handbag, and the free flatscreen television.

Since I got one, I figured I would steal Christine's idea and put up links for people that still need referrers to get their free iPod. If you'd like you're link here for any of these sites, please send me an e-mail (be sure to change the AT and DOT) and I'll add you to the conga line here and on the main page for a week. If you would like your link to stay longer, click the PayPal button below and donate $10 for each week that you want your site to be linked.

When it's your turn to be posted, please let me know when you've reached your requirements so I can change you out. Also, please don't leave your referral link in the comments since it kind of defeats the purpose and I will remove them.

- My FreeiPodNanos.com link
- My FreeDesktopPC.com link
- My FreeMiniMacs.com link (No Dell coupons needed.)
- My FreePSPs.com link
- My FreeGamingSystems.com link
- Amancay's link: FreeiPodShuffle.com
- Mike's link: My FreePhotoiPods.com
- Promo's link: FreeHandbags.com
- Erika's link: FreeiPods.com
- Russell's link: FreeFlatScreen.com

While doing some searching, I also found another company that's doing basically the same thing for mp3 players (iPod, Rio Carbon, and iRiver), DVRs (TiVo), cameras (Canon S1 IS, Sony DSC-P100, Sony DSC-W1, and Canon A95), and PVPs or portable video players (Archos AV420, iRiver PMP-120, Creative Zen PMC, and 10" Portable DVD player). They also allow you to take a cash equivelant option, putting money directly into your PayPal account. The same with signing up and posting your link applies here as well.

- My DVRs4Free.com link (for a free TiVo) or $275 in cash
- My PVPs4Free.com link or $450 in cash
- My Cameras4Free.com link or $325 in cash
- My DS4Free.com (Nintendo DS; Nintendo Dual Screen) Link or $150 in cash
- My iPodShuffles4Free.com link
- Promo's link: MP3Players4Free.com or $275 in cas


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Sunday, August 8, 2004

Three Down, Two to Go

Lots of people have signed up, but only three people that have completed offers under me at FreeiPod.com. All I need is two more people to complete offers, so please sign up if you can. Don't forget that anyone that signs up and completes their offer goes into a drawing for me to buy them something off of their Amazon wishlist.

Update: I have four people under me that have done their offers, so I'm going to steal a page from Christine's book and make a post where I put up the links for people who still need referrers. If you're looking to sign up, please go here.

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The Bachelor's Cat: A Love Story by L. F. Hoffman

The Bachelor's Cat: A Love Story by L. F. Hoffman: the story of a struggling artist and how his life changes when he adopts a kitten.

The titular bachelor in this novel is a struggling artist with a gorgeous girlfriend. Unfortunately, she has left him time and time again for other men only to return when her interest in them wanes.

Shortly after his first gallery opening, the bachelor finds a tiny grey kitten on his front porch. He adopts her and their relationship, one built on mutual trust and love, develops. Presently he meets a woman that is very much unlike the women he usually dates (she's almost his age and is somewhat chubby). However, he has conversations with her that intrigue him and he finds himself gradually spending all his time with her. She's so different, though, from the girlfriend that he struggles with what he really wants and needs and can only decide with the help of his cat.

I wouldn't really classify this little tale as a romance novel, though there were definitely elements of that there. To me, this book was more about finding out who you are as a person and finding the person that makes you happy with what you and they are.

I finished it in under an hour, but it was so charming that I honestly wished it would have been longer though it probably didn't need to be. Well worth reading.

(Finished on August 8, 2004 for Zuly's Reading Room.)

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Bluebird Cafe by Carmel Bird

Bluebird Cafe by Carmel Bird: as much as I wanted to get through this short little book, I just couldn't. There was something about the writing stlye that just made it impossible for it to hold my interest.

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Felicia's Journey by William Trevor

Felicia's Journey by William Trevor: a strange little book about a pregnant Irish girl and the man that attempts to befriend her.

Felicia is seventeen and pregnant. Her lover, Johhny Lysaght, has returned to his job in England, so determined to find him even though the circumstances around her points to the fact that he doesn't want her any longer, Felicia follows him.

While searching the town that Johnny is supposed to work in, she meets Mr. Hilditch, an overweight canteen catering manager. Mr. Hilditch befriends young girls in need and we are left to wonder for what purpose he feels compelled to do this.

The first two thirds of the book I spent trying to determine Mr. Hilditch's motives. They seemed shady, but since nothing was ever definitely said, I was left wondering. Once his motives are made perfectly clear, however, I found myself not enjoying the book as much and by the last fifty pages, I really just wanted to be done with it. I also must admit that the twist revealed in the last chapter, I didn't see coming at all.

All in all, a decent read and at two hundred pages, probably worth the read.

(Finished on August 7, 2004 for Zuly's Reading Room.)

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Wayback Machine

Does anyone have any experience with the Internet Archive AKA The Wayback Machine? I need to save the code for this page, but it adds an extra line to any hrefs (in this case http://web.archive.org/web/20030219213613/). I need to strip those out, but when I look at the souce, they don't even show up. Help!

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Saturday, August 7, 2004

First an iPod, Now a TV...

I was looking around the Net for some FreeiPod.com success stories (and I found quite a few of them) when I ran across FreeFlatScreens.com. It's run by the same people and has the same basic rules (sign up for an offer and then get eight people to do the same).

Since the iPod offer seems legit, I signed up for FreeFlatScreens.com too.

I know a flat screen TV would look nice in my house, so if you want one too, go sign up.

Do not post your own referrals links here! I will delete them. If you want your link added, go here and follow the instructions.

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When Night Falls by Linda Anderson

When Night Falls by Linda Anderson: a thriller set deep in the mountains of North Carolina.

Lannie Sullivan lives alone, seculed in a hidden cabin atop a mountain. Two years earlier, her young daughter drowned in the swimming pool. Her ex-husband blamed her, and after their bitter divorce, she fled her life to live alone. Slowly, though, she has begun to seek out the company of others and meets Drummond Rutledge, a timber baron with secrets in his own past.

Drum and Lannie have an instant attraction for each other and begin a passionate affair. However, a convicted rapist has been let out of jail who is obsessed with Lannie and putting into place a plan to make her his.

For the most part, I didn't really like this book. It wasn't until I was on a plane and didn't have anything else to do that I even managed to finish it. The romance between Drum and Lannie seemed just too sudden. Jeb, the rapist obsessed with Lannie, also seemed like your typical run-of-the-mill crazy, though his ploy to get near Lannie was pretty ingenious. I did like the dark secret that Drum's past held and I found myself liking the book more by the time I got to the end. However, I would really only suggest this one if you've got absolutely nothing else around to read.

(Finished on August 1, 2004 for Zuly's Reading Room.)

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I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson

I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson: a novel about the life of Kate Reddy, a British working mother.

When we first meet Kate Reddy, she's in her kitchen at 1:37 a.m. distressing mince pies for her daughter's Christmas party at school so that they will look homemade. Kate is a hedge-fund manager, one of the best in her office. She's also the mother of two children, Emily and Ben, whom she hardly ever gets to see. She has a lovely husband, Richard, whom she also never sees.

Her days are measured by seconds and each one of them is used in the most efficient manner possible. She tries to be the best mother, wife, and employee, but things are starting to give.

I really enjoyed Allison Pearson's novel for many reasons. First of all, I liked Kate. I wanted her to be happy and spend some time on herself and have a peaceful life. Secondly, Pearson's writing style was just beautiful. It walked the line between funny and poignant while making us really care about Kate and her family. While I'm not a mother, I still sympathized with Kate and would highly recommend this one, especially to all the working mothers out there.

(Finished on July 17, 2004 for Zuly's Reading Room.)

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Friday, August 6, 2004

I'm Rick James, Bitch!

Holy shit! Rick James died today.

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Free iPod Update

I've completed my offer (made a new eBay account) and had a few people sign up under me over at FreeiPod.com, but I still need people to complete their offers.

Update: Looks like they took down the offer to create a new account at eBay. The best offers in my opinion are buying $20 worth of stuff from PetCareRX (they even have free shipping) or if you don't have a pet, doing the free trial from RealRhapsody. You have to have a credit card to sign up, but if you cancel before the two week trial ends, you don't get charged.

You know you want to help me win an iPod, don't you? So, go sign up already.

Update: I received my free iPod on October 5, 2004 (view the evidence here), so I'm going to steal a page from Christine's book and make a post where I put up the links for people who still need referrers. If you're looking to sign up, please go here. Do not post your own referral links here. I will delete them.

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Back From Vegas (and I'm Engaged)

I actually have been back from Vegas since really early Wednesday morning (got to the airport at around 1:30 a.m., got back to Christine's house to get my car, and then back home around 3:00 a.m.), but I've been pretty freaking tired and sore ever since.

I headed over to Christine's house after Tiara Happy Hour on Saturday night (which, as always, was a blast) and pretty much just stayed up with an exception of a twenty minute nap on the couch while Mike played on the computer. We got to the airport, caught our flight, and made it to Vegas pretty early. We then set out to see the Hoover Dam (btw, lots of pictures of the Dam and other Vegas fun up over in my moblog), which was really cool. Well, actually it was 116 degrees outside, so it was hot, but the dam was cool.

The rest of the trip was spent having lots of fun and drinking lots of alcohol. We saw Cirque Du Soleil's "O" at The Bellagio (I'd seen it before, but loved it just as much this time), I had a frozen (Frozen! Why did I never think of having one of these frozen before?) sour apple martini that was delicious for dinner one night, we saw the hysterically bad "Sirens of TI" (Who knew that every pirate battle ended with the phrase, "Yo, DJ! Kick it!"), drank a delicious Tangerine Octane (a frozen tangerine drink with vodka) out of a huge cup which we then carried with us down the Strip, bitched about how dumb "TI" sounds instead of Treasure Island, rode the roller coaster at New York, New York (twice), enjoyed frozen drinks (mine was a blue pina colada) with fuzzy palm tree and flamingo twizzle sticks in them made my a bartender that had all of Tom Cruise's moves from Coctail, and ate at the delicious Bellagio buffet.

The night we went down the Strip, Tangerine Octanes in hand, we were headed to watch the Fountains at Bellagio. I always find them so beautiful and they make me cry, especially if I'm a little tipsy. Christine was so moved by my tears, the lovely fountains, and the Eiffel Tower right behind us that she dropped down on one knee and asked me to marry her. I, of course, said yes and we spent the rest of the trip letting everyone know that we'd just gotten engaged. Good thing Mike is okay with his wife having a wife!

All in all, it was another great Vegas trip (my sixth, I believe) and I can't wait to go back again.

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Thursday, August 5, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mikey!

Today just happens to be the birthday of one of the coolest bloggers that I almost met (silly boy overslept and missed meeting me in the Bellagio card room in Vegas a few years ago. Nothing like standing in a card room in a tight Windows blue screen of death t-shirt smiling at every guy that might be him to make you feel like a hooker). Anyway, happy birthday Mikey, you freak.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Free iPod For Me?

I actually signed up for FreeiPods.com before it started making its way around the blog world, but, silly me, never posted about it.

I still need people to sign up under me, so feel free to sign up here if you haven't yet. If I get a free iPod, I'll put my referrers name into a hat and buy one of them something off of their Amazon wishlist.

Come on. You know you want to help me get an iPod. Pretty please?

Update: I received my free iPod on October 5, 2004 (view the evidence here), so I'm going to steal a page from Christine's book and make a post where I put up the links for people who still need referrers. If you're looking to sign up, please go here. Do not post your own referral links here. I will delete them.

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Sunday, August 1, 2004

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Want a free iPod? Or how about a free Dell Dimension 3000, a free flat screen monitor or TV, a free TiVo, or a free designer handbag? All you have to do is sign up, complete an offer, and get some friends to do the same. Here's proof that I received a free iPod. I've also received a free Coach handbag, an iPod Shuffle, an iPod Photo, and a free flat screen television.

I've started a line for people to place their link here for any of the Gratis Network sites. Send me your link an e-mail (be sure to change the AT and DOT) and I'll place you here for a week (special consideration given to friends and people who completed an offer for me). If you would like your link to stay longer, click the PayPal button below and donate $10 for each week that you want your site to be linked.

- My FreeiPodNanos.com link
- My FreeDesktopPC.com link
- My FreeMiniMacs.com link
- My FreeGamingSystems.com link
- My FreePSPs.com link
- Amancay's link: FreeiPodShuffle.com
- Erika's link: FreeiPods.com
- Mike's link: FreePhotoiPods.com
- Russell's link: FreeFlatScreen.com
- Promo's link: FreeHandbags.com
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- My Cameras4Free.com link
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- Promo's link: MP3Players4Free.com


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