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Friday, September 9, 2005

Free iPod Nano

Gratis just opened up their latest site for a free Apple iPod Nano.

The Nanos are awesome. They are as thin as a pencil, hold 1,000 songs, come in either classic iPod white or black, and have a color display that can display album art.

All you have to do is sign up here, complete an offer, and get some referrals for your own free Apple iPod Nano.

I've gotten three free iPods, a free television, a free Coach purse, and several PayPal payments, so this is definitely legit.

Hurry up and sign up now! These Nanos are amazing!

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Doesn't Anyone Want to Help Me Out?

Okay, people, I only need one more completed sign up over at MP3Players4Free.com and then I can claim my $275 in cash. There's even tons of instant credit offers!

Doesn't anyone want to help me out? Pretty please? I'm so close!

Update: woot! Someone did an instant offer, so it looks like I should be good to go! For some reason it's not allowing me to pick my bonus gift, but I've e-mailed their tech support, so hopefully I'll hear something soon. Yay!

So, does anyone want to sign up for DS4Free.com now? I only need two more - one for the regular gift and one for the bonus. ;-)

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Free iTunes Download From Wells Fargo

If you've been interested in starting a new checking account with Wells Fargo, now's the time. When you open a new account, you're entered to win one of 125 Apple iBooks.

Not really interested in starting an account? You can still get a free iTunes download simply by requesting more information.

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Monday, August 8, 2005

Hives and Blogathon Thoughts

Wow. What a last two days.

As you can probably tell from my last Blogathon posts, I ended up getting hives very, very badly on Saturday and Sunday. Like so bad that I couldn't open my eye because it was swollen shut. Like so bad I thought I was going to go crazy from the itching and that my face would never look normal again. Yeah, lots of fun.

I slept almost all day Sunday after the Blogathon, so apparently it is exhausting being the elephant man. I woke up this morning and went to the doctor's office, convinced the whole time that he was going to chide me for not going to an ER on Sunday (I did call the twenty-four hour nurse helpline on the back of my insurance card and she said if I wasn't having problems breathing, then I could wait until Monday) and that now my face was going to be permanently fucked up. Yeah, I'm not neurotic or anything. *rolls eyes*

Luckily, they were able to see me pretty soon after getting there since I showed up without an appointment. My doctor was concerned that there was going to be a problem with my eye since it was completely swollen shut, but after having me hold it open and track his finger, he said it looked fine and that there didn't seem to be a problem with it.

I then got a steroid shot and he gave me some allergy and steroid pills and a steroid cream to help with the itching. Since I'm still housesitting for Elaine, I drove back to her side of town to find a pharmacy. It's unbelievable, but I could only find one CVS over here and they were out of my medicine. I swear, on my side of town, you can't drive more than a block without hitting a CVS and/or Walgreen's, but I was having no luck today.

After about an hour, I finally remembered that there's a Super Wal-Mart not too far from her house, so I drove back that way. Sure enough, they had a pharmacy and had my medicine is stock, so I was able to get my stuff and head home.

I've spent most of the day napping, so I'm not sure if it's from the medicine, feeling crappy, or just a combination, but at least I can open my eye now. I think I'm going to grab some dinner and then go to bed early.

Aside from the hives and the last few hours of posts sounding really whiny (but I really did have a reason to whine, I swear!), Blogathon went really well.

Despite the fact that I only started raising money nine days before Blogathon started, I managed to raise exactly $400 for my charity, Heifer International.

My goal was to raise $500, but I would really love it if I could break $403, the amount I raised last year. Donations are being accepted until tomorrow evening, so if you could spare any money, I would really, really appreciate your donations. Remember, too, that for every $5.00 that you donate, your name goes in a drawing for a set of my Burn It mix CDs, four in total.

I also wanted to say thank you again to the people that have already sponsored me: Mac, Laurence, Wendy, Howard, Mie, Elaine, Ealasaid, Elke, Kristine, Ken, Luka, Brenna, Don, Groovehouse, Karel, Shawn, Lilith, Terry, Naubionna, Jaime, Katie, and Heather. Y'all truly rock!

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Friday, July 29, 2005

One, Two, Sponsor!

I got my first two Blogathon sponsors today - Mac and Laurence. Yeah! Thanks, guys!

You know you want to be like these cool kids, so go sponsor me.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

2005 Blogathon

Last year I participated in Project Blog where you blog every half hour for 24 hours staight to raise money for charity (you can read all of my posts here).

I'd been planning on participating again but somehow Blogathon 2005 totally snuck up on me and to make a long story short, it's next Saturday and I haven't even started raising money.

Last year I raised slightly over $400 for Heifer International, who I'll be blogging for again this year.

If you're not familiar with Heifer International, they supply poor locations around the world (including here in the United States) with a gift animal - a goat, llama, water buffalo, rabbit, etc. - which the people of the region are then taught to take care of. The animal supplies the people with food, (milk, eggs, meat, etc.) items like fur that can be sold or used to make clothing, and much more.

The best part is that the recipient of the animal is then required to give some of the offspring to another family or group of people in need. They in turn do the same and so on and so forth. By teaching people how to become self-reliant and having them help others, Heifer has assisted millions of people in becoming healthy, happy individuals that can stand on their own two feet. In essence, Heifer is the embodiment of the sentiment "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man, feed him for a lifetime."

For every $5.00 that you pledge to sponsor me, I'll put your name in a drawing for a set of my Burn It CDs, four CDs in total.

In addition, every half hour I'll put up at least one mp3 from my ginormous mp3 collection up for download. The music really ran the gamut and included stuff like The Lord of Acid's Pussy, Hooverphonic's Club Montepulciano, and Touch & Go's Would You...?.

I would love to top my goal from last year, so please sponsor me. It's for a really great cause and you get to watch me make sleep-deprived posts and download free music, so everyone wins.

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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Free Flickr Schwag 1.0, baby!

In case you missed it Flickr, which rocks my socks more than I can even say, is giving away free schwag. All you have to do is send them a self-addressed envelope (they even take care of the postage) and you get three buttons and two stickers.

Yeah for free schwag! Go get yours!

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Saturday, May 28, 2005

First OfferCentric Payment Received

This week I received my first PayPal payment from OfferCentric (I elected to take the money rather than the item).

I guess this means that not only have I proved that Gratis Network isn't a scam, I've also proved the same thing for OfferCentric.

If you haven't signed up for the various sites where you can get free flat screen televisions, iPods (in all their different sizes and forms), designer handbags, computers, and more, what are you waiting for? It does take time and patience, but it's well worth it in my opinion.

If you're new to OfferCentric, here's the offers that you can take advantage of under them:

- MP3Players4Free.com
- PVPs4Free.com
- Cameras4Free.com
- DS4Free.com (Nintendo DS)
- iPodShuffles4Free.com

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Friday, May 27, 2005

Flickr Obsession

Lately I have been spending most of my spare time over at Flickr.

I've got over 600 pictures in my photostream now, which means it takes a lot of time to go though and add titles, descriptions, and tags, not to mention uploading them to various groups (I belong to eighty-eight of them. I am such a freak). I've created seven sets and have several more in mind.

I've also added a few new shots of some flowers in the yard that I think turned out really well.

My newest thing to do, though, is to browse among the thousands of photos for new favorites since so many of the photos there are just stunningly beautiful. I then save the larger versions and now I've got tons of gorgeous backgrounds for my desktop. Right now this picture of a Sydney sunset is the desktop on my laptop and this one I took of some orange roses is my desktop on my regular computer.

So much photography fun. I've definitely got to get out and start taking more pictures, especially since Red is capable of taking some extraordinary photos.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

GreenZap = Free Cash!

This summer, PayPal is going to be experiencing a little competition from this new site, GreenZap.

I remember signing up for PayPal back in the day and getting $5 to join. Well, GreenZap is giving everyone who preregisters $25. That's $25, to you, for free, just for signing up. No banking information is even required.

I figured it can't hurt, so why don't you go sign up too? After all, who can't use another $25? Well, besides Bill Gates and Donald Trump and I doubt they read me anyway.

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Blingo Search Tip

Several of y'all have signed up under me at Blingo, the new Google-based search engine that gives out prizes to random searchers.

I had noticed in their FAQ that you can only win two prizes a month (shame it's only two, but it's still two more than I would have had without them!). I wondered if you won a prize that you didn't really want, like a movie ticket (which five of my referrals have already won; way to go!), and chose not to claim it, would it count against your prize quota. They said no, it doesn't count, so you might want to keep this in mind when you win something.

If you're not already a member, what are you waiting on?

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Friday, March 25, 2005

Five Questions: The Meme

The other day Wendy, my birthday twin, participated in this meme where you get asked five questions and then you ask someone else five questions.

Here are mine:

1. Someone just gave you a round trip ticket anywhere in the world. Where ya gonna go? I am so going to Italy. I've always wanted to go there and I will see The Vatican before I die.

2. Which current reality show is one you'd fill out an application for? The Amazing Race. You get to travel, the challenges aren't super difficult like Survivor, and I like to think I'm smarter than most of those people on there and could manage to get out of a city in two hours (unlike Susan and Patrick on an episode a couple of weeks ago) even with my horrible sense of direction.

3. When you meet new people do you ever Google them to see what you can find? I think I did once, but for the most part, no. If they have a blog, though, I totally visit.

4. Have you ever actually stolen or wanted to steal a pair of bowling shoes? When I was a teenager, I was on a bowling league, and I had my own fancy light blue shoes so I didn't have to steal any.

5. Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Of course.


Now it's your turn. Follow the rules for your own mini-interview.

THE RULES
1. Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3. You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Give a Little Bit

There are several bloggers right now gearing up for their walkathons to help benefit some great charities. If you have a few dollars to spare, why not consider donating to the following people?

KB is raising money for the Walk for the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. I've had kidney stones twice before thirty, so this is a cause near to my heart.

Wendy, my birthday twin, is raising money for the Three Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Eka is also raising money for the Three Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Pam is participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

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Monday, March 21, 2005

Show Me the Music

I've seen people that have mentioned Audioscrobbler before, but it had totally slipped my mind until Mike reminded me about it.

So, being a lemming, I signed up and you can now view my profile and see what I'm listening to.

It also will let you see who you have musical tastes in common with, hopefully making it easier to find new groups that you like.

If you've got an account (or if you go sign up), add me to your Network so I can check you out.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Double Your Gift to Heifer

I'm a big fan of the charity Heifer International. As a matter of fact, when I did the twenty-four hour Project Blog, they were the charity that I blogged for, raising over $400 in donations.

Right now, Heifer has become the beneficiary of a Million Dollar Matching Gift Challenge. This means that every dollar they raise between now and April 25th will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $1 million.

Their success stories are truly inspirational; you can see what a difference Heifer has made throughout the world.

If you've got a little extra money, even if it's just a few dollars, please consider donating something to help their cause.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Coming Out of the Woodwork

Delurking is Delightful!Christine has declared that today be a "De-lurking is Delightful" Day and since I've been feeling lonely, I'm going to follow suit.

This blog doesn't get as many readers as it used to, but I know that at least a few of you still drop by here. So, speak up. Say hi. Make me feel loved.

After all, it's my birthday month which means that I can declare the rest of the time up until the 18th (which is my actual birthday) as my Birthday Season (ala Mac).

This gives you the chance to start my Birthday Season off right! Say hi or even send me a present. After all, I'm going to be thirty! It's a big occassion. Well, at least to me it is. ;)

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Rabbit Rabbit!

Hard to believe, but it's already March 1st.

If you haven't said anything yet this month (which has only been about four minutes in the central time zone), go ahead and say, "Rabbit, rabbit."

If you're just now reading this this morning, simply reverse the process as you go to bed tonight by saying, "Tibbar tibbar." That's rabbit rabbit backwards.

It'll bring you some extra luck, especially if you're a March baby like me.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Gratis Customer Service Comes Through

As many of your know, I've received items from FreeHandbags.com, FreeiPods.com, FreePhotoiPods.com, FreeiPodShuffle.com, and FreeFlatScreens.com.

Last week I was contacted by Sean from Gratis Customer Support. A magazine wanted to write an article about people's experiences receiving their items and since I had just gotten my purple Coach bag, he was interested in my story, good or bad.

Unfortunately for Sean, my handbag experience was by far my worst. It took several e-mails and six weeks to get credit for my offer, they put my account on hold for a brief period, and worst of all, put my brother's handbag and flatsceen accounts on indefinite hold because they suspected we might be the same person.

I told Sean all of this, being very polite and including the fact that I'd had other experiences with Gratis that were much more positive.

He got back to me right away, was very nice and apologetic for my problems, and offered to look into my brother's account. To make a long story short, Russell's accounts were taken off of hold, he received credit for his offer, and Sean is now my personal in with Gratis Customer Service.

I know some people have had problems with Gratis in the past, but I hope that this recent experience with customer support means that they listened to all the people who had legitimate complaints and will be more flexible in their hold policies.

As a matter of fact, I was so pleased that I went out and signed up for FreeGamingSystems.com, FreeMiniMacs.com, and FreePSPs.com.

If you haven't signed up for any of Gratis's offers (or OfferCentrics.com's either), you can get a complete list here. You can even e-mail me your own referral link (don't post them here; I will delete them) and get added to the conga line that I have going on.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Music in the Mix

Time for a music meme since Mike tagged me.

Random 10:
1. K Ci & JoJo - Tell Me It's Real.
2. Information Society - Ozar Midrashim 1.1
3. Mono - Slimcea Girl
4. Gipsy Kings - Solo par Ti.
5. Erasure - Always (Trance Mix)
6. Bananarama - A Perfect World
7. Hi-Five - I Can't Wait Another Minute
8. Gary Allan - Man Of Me
9. ABC - Blame
10. Trace Adkins - (This Ain't No) Thinkin' Thing

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
56.05 GBs (if I did the math right) in various folders. I still need to sort through a little over half of that for duplicates, incomplete files, etc. Some day all my music will be cleaned up...

2. The last CD you bought is: Depeche Mode's Remixes 81-04 (limited edition three disc set)

3.What is the song you last listened to before this message?
The El Orbits - Night and Day

4. Write down five songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
The El Orbits - Talk To Me
Dido - See you when you're 40
INXS - Not Enough Time
Outkast - The Way You Move
George Michael - Cowboys and Angels

5. Who are you gonna pass this stick to (three people and why)?
- Mac because her taste in music rocks
- Christine because she made one of my favorite Burn It CDs of all time
- Promoguy because we talk about music (and all kinds of other things) a lot

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Free iPod Shuffle

I wasn't going to sign up, but Christine begged me to, so I registered for a free iPod Shuffle at FreeiPodShuffle.com.

It's a Gratis Network site and since I've got a free iPod, a free photo iPod, a free designer handbag, and a free flat screen TV, I know it's not a scam. You only have to get three users for the iPod Shuffle, so it should be easy enough to do.

They are so cute. You know you want one, especially for free. So go sign up here.

Just as a reminder, the complete list of free stuff that you can get (includes flat screen televisions, Nintendo DSs, TiVos, photo iPods, and more) can be found here.

As always, don't put your own referral links here. I will delete them!

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Sunday, January 9, 2005

The Song Meme-ory Games Answers

I just realized I never posted the answers to the Song Meme-ory that I posted last month. Sixteen songs were guessed correctly, leaving nine of them unguessed with KB getting the most correct with four right answers.

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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Free Photo iPod - Delivered!

I'm over at Elaine's house and dogsitting while she is in Paris for Christmas. I called home and was talking to my mom when she noticed a DHL truck outside. I thought my 40 GB photo iPod from FreePhotoiPods.com might be delivered today and sure enough, that was it!

I really wish I was home now so I could play with it. Wheee! A new gadget just in time for Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The Song Meme-ory Game

I saw this over at KB's and I just had to play. Here's the rules:

Step 1: Put your media player on random.
Step 2: Pick your favorite lines from the first 25 songs that play.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from.
Step 4: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly and give them credit.

As these songs get guessed, I'll put them up for download. Right click and save as on the song name. Don't cheat and use Google either!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Holiday Sharing

It's time for the holidays (already!). Part of the most wonderful thing about the holidays is how people seem to want to help others more than usual. If you'd like to help out, why not give $6 to help Chinese students get eyeglasses? It's just a few dollars and it can make a real difference in someone's life.

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Friday, November 19, 2004

It's Secret Santa Time!

It's that time of year again! ThinkBlank's Secret Santa program is back for another year.

It's simple: you fill out some basic information and give the address to your Amazon.com Wishlist. On December 10th, you get an e-mail with someone else's info and Wishlist. You then buy a gift and send it off to them. The limit is $15, so it's a cheap enough exchange.

This will be my third year and I've really enjoyed it in the past. If any of this sounds interesting, go check it out. After all, who doesn't like getting and receiving presents?

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Blurker Amnesty Day

Apparently last week was Blurker Amnesty Day (a blurker being a blog lurker who doesn't leave comments), but since I missed it, I declare the next seven days Blurker Amnesty Week here at Neurotic Fishbowl.

So, if you're hear, speak up! Say hi, tell me you love me, spin me a yarn, whatever it is that you want to do. Just say something, damn it!

(Link courtesy Sara.)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

You Can Have my TiVo When You Pry It Out of My Cold Dead Hands.

There a bill out there that might be voted on in the Senate that should concern TiVo and other DVR owners.

The bill would let people use technology to skip objectionable content - like a gory or sexually explicit scene - in films, a right that we already have. However, under the proposed law, skipping any commercials or promotional announcements would be prohibited. The proposed law also includes language from the Pirate Act (S2237), which would permit the Justice Department to file civil lawsuits against alleged copyright infringers.

So, not only would you not be able to skip commercials with your DVR, you could be sued for doing so. You also would be forced to sit through previews on DVDs. Critics also argue that the vague language could apply to a person who uses iTunes.

Like Mac said, "(i)n essence, this bill is a gift to corporate interests - if you’ve been paying attention, lo, these last four years it should come as no surprise whatsoever."

Have I mentioned how much I hate this fucking administration? Go here to write your Senators and urge them to vote against HR2391.

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FreeFlatScreens.Com Order

Today is my lucky day! I have placed my order from FreeFlatScreen.com for a free Sony 27" Trinitron WEGA flat screen television (retails for about $400). Now the waiting begins, though this one is supposed to be much quicker to get than the free iPod since they're predicting a couple of weeks until it ships.

Just goes to show that with a little persistance and a blog you can indeed get these free offers to work. If you're interested in participating in any of them or getting your link listed, here's the scoop.


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Monday, November 15, 2004

An Internet Alphabet

I saw this over at Christine's and couldn't resist playing along.

If you want to play, type the letter from the alphabet into your URL bar and list the first site that comes up.

A is for Amazon's Associates.
B is for Big Pink Cookie.
C is for Cameras4Free.com.
D is for DVRs4Free.com.
E is for eBay.
F is for FreeDesktopPC.com.
G is for Google.
H is for Hot Jobs at Yahoo!.
I is for I Don't Think.
J is for Jay Allen's Master Blacklist.
K is for KDEWeb.
L is for Little. Yellow. Different.
M is for MP3Players4Free.com.
N is for Neurotic Fishbowl.
O is for OPI.
P is for Pesky Apostrophe.
Q is for QVC.
R is for Reflect.com (let me know if you've never shopped there and want to try it out so I can send you a $14 off coupon).
S is for SnazzyKat.
T is for Tenth Muse.
U is for US Lightspeed Consumer Panel.
V is for Vern's Blog.
W is for Woot!
X is for nothing at all.
Y is for Yahoo!
Z is for ZonkBoard.

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Friday, November 12, 2004

Calling All People Looking For Extra Money...

Awhile back I blogged about how I was getting paid (and a pretty good rate, I might add) to put a couple of text links up on my site. If you'd like to get in on the action, leave me a comment or send me an e-mail and I'll pass your name along to the powers that be so you can get paid to do nothing too.

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Three Pictures - Take One

So far I've five people have asked me to take a picture of three random things, so here's what I have so far. KB's is going to have to wait until I leave the house tomorrow since, surprisingly enough, my house is not my favorite part of town. Better cleavage pictures may ensue as well.

First, we have Mace's requests. He asked for my monitor with my favorite p0rn site up, but since I don't surf p0rn sites (no, really, I swear), here's my desktop instead (image is from Pixel Decor if you like it). Next up he requested my booty. Finally, he wanted to see my toilet. Notice what I read when I'm in there without a book (which, admitedly is rare) - Card Player Magazine.

Next Guy wanted to see what was under my bed. Not much, apparently. Continuing the under theme, he then asked for the view under my sink and my favorite underwear.

Hilary wanted to see my kitchen, my bedroom closet (this is actually one of two closets I use. When I moved back in with my parents last year, my brother's stuff was in the larger closet, so now that he's gone, I'm using both), and my front door.

Finally, Mikey asked to see my good luck charm, if I had one. I actually have two - a lucky flying pig (bought when a friend and I found them on eBay. The auction said that everyone had to have a lucky flying pig and we agreed) and a lucky frog I bought in Galveston (I believe). Next up was my signature, but I've taken that down for now. Finally, he asked for a shot of my cleavage. I never did get one I liked, but this was the best of the bunch.

I'm still taking requests, so if there's anything that you've ever wanted to see around Casa McGuire, now's the time to ask. Hopefully I'll get KB's up soon.

Thanks to everyone who asked to see something!

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Monday, November 8, 2004

Offer Centric Gift Changes

I know I was going to try and stop blogging about all those free swag offers from Offer Centric and Gratis Networks, but Offer Centric has made changes to their DVRs4Free.com, MP3Players4Free.com, PVPs4Free.com, and Cameras4Free.com sites that I thought people might like to know about.

Now, instead of getting a camera, a TiVo, an Apple iPod or Photo iPod, or personal video player, you have the option of taking cash instead. $275 for DVRs4Free.com, $275 for MP3Players4Free.com, $450 for PVPs4Free.com, and $325 Cameras4Free.com. If you've already got one of these items, it's still worth it to sign up and complete one of the offers (there are several trial offers that you can cancel before you get charged or only have to pay $7 or so for shipping), especially with the holidays coming up.

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Friday, November 5, 2004

Late to the Party

This is a little late to the game since everyone has done this meme before, but I figured better late than never, right? Besides, maybe this will get me posting again about something other than free swag.

Here's the deal:

Think of 3 pictures you’d like to see. Leave whatever you’d like to see in the comments. Things around my house, or whatever… something I can take a picture of easily. Once I have enough requests, I’ll start posting them. If I can’t, or won’t, take a picture of something you’ve requested, I’ll let you know.

So ask away. What do images do you want to see from my life?

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Cameras4Free.com

I know it seems like I can't shut up lately about all the free offers I'm finding, but ever since I got my free iPod from FreeiPods.com, I've been trying to rack up the free swag.

Since finding an offer for a free Photo iPod, I've since found one to get a free 5.0 megapixel camera. My current camera is okay, but I'd certainly love to upgrade. If you'd like a new camera too, sign up here and complete an offer to get started.

If you're interested in seeing what else you can get for free, you can get the complete list here. It includes TiVos, portable video players, flat screen televisions, Dell Dimension desktop PCs, and more.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Free Photo iPods

Looks like Gratis Networks (the people behind FreeiPods.com, the company that gave me a free iPod) are at it again. They are now giving away the new Apple 40 GB Photo iPods.

Don't you want one for free? Then go sign up.

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Friday, October 15, 2004

I'm a Cool Cat, Yo.

Mac has this theory that everyone listens to at least one band that they think makes them cool.

She's proposed that everyone makes a top five "you must be cool if you like these songs" list and post the songs on their blog so you can make a "Cool Blogger" playlist and rock out to the tunes that your fellow bloggers think make them a bad ass. I personally think I'm a cool (even if geeky) person, so I had lots of bands that I wanted to use. Since we're limited to five, though, here's the one's I chose:

The Dining Rooms - Verso Il Sole
Jill Scott - The Way
Llorca - The End (Hepop Original)
Naomi - Zero Zero One
Nina Simone - Feelin' Good (Joe Claussell Remix)


(Please, right click and "Save As." Don't be an ass and direct link.)

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Now, How About a Free Desktop PC or Designer Handbag?

I figured that since I had such good luck getting a free iPod and I'm really close to getting a free flat screen television too, I might as well sign up for a free desktop PC and a free designer handbag (I picked the Prada Mini Hobo, though they also have the Burberry Novacheck Minisling, the Coach Signature Demi Pouch, and the Kate Spade Pia Pochette).

If you haven't signed up for that, please feel free to use my link. I love my computer, but it's having issues and replacing it wouldn't be a bad idea. I personally signed up for the Ancestry trial since it's got a two week trial period before you get charged and you're credited instantly for the offer.

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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Monday, October 4, 2004

Support Being Katie in the Race for the Cure

Katie is still accepting donations for running in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Please go here to make a donation. Remember, every dollar helps!

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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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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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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.

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Friday, August 6, 2004

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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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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Thursday, July 29, 2004

Project Blog Raffer Winner

I put everyone's name in a hat (or rather a big plastic cup) today to draw the winner for my Project Blog sponso raffle and Marie's name came out. Congratulations, Marie! Send me your address and I'll get your Burn It CDs out to you right away.

Thanks again to all the sponsored me!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

PayPal Class Action Lawsuit

Turns out that there's a class action lawsuit against PayPal. If you opened an account between October 1999 and January 2004, you're eligible. To fill in a claim form, go here. Looks like the settlement's going to come to $50.00 a person.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Over $400

I have now raised over $400 ($403 to be exact) for my participation in Project Blog. My chosen charity was Heifer International. I went to see what that money could be used for and here's some of the answers:

- a buffalo and a llama
- a goat, a sheep, a pig, ducks, and geese
- bees, a pig, chicks, a llama, ducks, and some trees

There are many possibilities, though we don't have enough for a heifer. However, it's still not too late to sponsor me. Another $97 is all we need.

Thanks again to all the people that have sponsored me so far. It's been wonderful to watch the total grow and know that so many people are going to be helped simply because I stayed up and blogged.

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Monday, July 26, 2004

$10 To Go

I know I've been talking about Project Blog incessantly, but we're almost out of time to sponsor a blogger and I only need $10 more to break $400. Doesn't anyone want to push me over the mark? Pretty please?

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Anonymous Sponsors Can't Win a Prize

If you're sponsoring me over at Project Blog, make sure that you're not showing up as an anonymous donor. If you are, I can't enter you in the drawing. Remember, for every $5.00 that you pledge, you get an entry into the drawing for a complete set of my Burn It mix CDs, six discs in total.

It's still not too late to be a sponsor!

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Sunday, July 25, 2004

$24,945.86 and Counting

Yesterday's Project Blog raised almost $25,000 - $24,945.86 to be exact. Donations are being taken through tomorrow, so it's still not too late to sponsor someone.

I will be doing a drawing after sponsorship closes for a complete set of my Burn It mix CDs, six discs in total. For every $5.00 that you pledge, you get an entry into the drawing. At last count I had raised $338 and I would really love to break $400.

As a reminder, you can read all my Project Blog posts here. Each post has at least one mp3 to download, but I will be taking them down in the next day or two, so I'd go get them now while the getting's good.

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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Forty-Eight Posts? What Am I Going to Talk About?

Project Blog is now a little less than seven hours away and today it hit me that I have to make forty-eight posts and I have no idea what I'm going to talk about. I had planned on talking about how skydiving had affected me, but I've already done that. Hell, I've even already talked about my new shoes. I will be posting a new mp3 ever half hour (they'll be up for a limited amount of time; in other words, when I feel like taking them down, probably after a few hours of being up for offer), so I'll be sure to say a few words about the song and why I chose it.

So here's your chance to make suggestions about what *you* want to hear me talk about. Feel free to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. All suggestions will be considered though if I don't want to blog about it, you'll have to pony up a serious donation to convince me otherwise.

Don't forget that for every $5.00 that you sponsor me, your name goes in a drawing for a set of my Burn It CDs, six in total. I would really, really, really love to hit $500, so please consider sponsoring me, even if it is just a few bucks.

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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Project Blog Reminder

Just a reminder that Project Blog is this Saturday. Every half-hour for twenty-four hours straight I will be blogging for charity.

My charity is Heifer International. Heifer is a stupendous charity that gives people a gift animal like a goose or cow and teaches them to become self-sufficient by raising their own livestock. In return, the recipient must pass some of the offspring to others, perpetuating the gift.

For every $5.00 that you sponsor me, I will put your name in a drawing for a complete set of my Burn It mix CDs, six in total. Also, during the twenty-four hours, I will be putting up a random song from my 10,000 song mp3 collection for you to download. Each one will only be up for a couple of hours, so there's some incentive to come by and see what I'm up to.

Thanks to all those that have sponsored me already! Y'all rock!

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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Project Blog Raffle

There are only nine more days until Project Blog and I am very far away from my goal of $250. To help encourage people to participate, I decided to do a little raffle. For every $5.00 that you pledge to sponsor me, your name goes into a drawing. The winner gets a complete set of my Burn It CDs including the Summer 2004 Edition that I'm working on. That's six CDs (this Burn's going to have two volumes) mixed by me. As anyone who's gotten my CDs in the past can attest to, they're pretty cool with snazzy labels and art work. You know you're dying to be the big winner, so go and sponsor me. Hey, it's only $5.00.

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Thursday, July 8, 2004

Books For Soldiers

I stumbled across Books For Soldiers today and just about cried reading all the posts over there. If you have any extra books or CDs to spare, please go to the boards and get an address for a soldier that could really use a pick me up.

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Project Blog - Heifer Organization

For the past couple of years, I've been a big sponsor of the Blogathon where, for 24 hours straight, bloggers blog every half hour for the accepting domations to go to charity of their choice. Blogathon is taking this year off, but Project Blog is, in theory, doing the same thing this year. Since I'm unemployed right now and consequently don't have as much money to give in support, I've decided to participate instead.

My chosen charity is Heifer International. I've been a big supporter of Heifer since I found out about their site around four years ago. They supply poor locations around the world (including here in the United States) with a gift animal - a goat, llama, water buffalo, rabbit, etc. The people of the region are then taught how to care for it. The animal supplies the people with food, (milk, eggs, meat, etc.) items like fur that can be sold or used to make clothing, and much more.

The best part is that the recipient of the animal are then required to give some of the offspring to another family or group of people in need. They in turn do the same and so on and so forth. By teaching people how to become self-reliant and having them help others, Heifer has assisted millions of people in becoming healthy, happy individuals that can stand on their own two feet. In essence, Heifer is the embodiment of the sentiment "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man, feed him for a lifetime."

If you can spare a few dollars, please go and sponsor me. It's a wonderful program and they can use all the help they can get. I will be talking more about Project Blog as the date approaches and I'm thinking of a few small things that I can give away (maybe Burn It CDs?) to help encourage people's support. I've never done this before so please be kind and sponsor me.

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Friday, May 14, 2004

Strengthen the Good

In response to the beheading of Nick Berg, The Command Post decided to do something positive. That something is helping Susan Tom, the mother of 13 children - 11 of them adopted, most of whom have handicaps or disease - go to college. There is currently a fundraising drive to accomplish this goal.

They've already reached their goal of $10,000, but the more the better. Donations are being accepted until midnight tonight, so if you have even a dollar to spare, why not go and help these children go to college?

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Monday, May 3, 2004

Text Ads For Dollars

It's been a while since I mentioned this, but I thought I'd go ahead and see if there's any new interested parties.

If you look down near the credits that are on every skin, you'll notice text links (only two of them are for this) under the heading "Sponsored Ads." A little birdie had told me about this program, so I took a shot and signed up. Let me tell you, selling out was well worth it. I put those links on my pages and I've already been sent money via PayPal - an extremely fair amount in my opinion. You don't even have to have a certain number of clicks - just list the links.

Interested? Want to be a sell out too? Either send me an e-mail (change the AT to @) or leave a comment here and I'll pass your name on to the appropriate party.

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Monday, April 26, 2004

Dirty Bug

I was going to go to bed, but I decided that I'd have sex one more time (over on Breedster, you pervert!).

Apparently, I really am a slutty bug because I just got this message, "A sexually transmitted virus has affected your reproductive system; all eggs are infertile. You cannot invite any friends. Fornication will transmit the virus to your partner." (If you're a bug too, watch out for mbvisiontt - he's the one who infected me.)

Of course the FAQ doesn't say anything at all about STDs, so I have no idea if my bug is now infertile forever or if somehow I can visit a bug hospital and get better. Anyone else have this happen to them?

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Sunday, April 25, 2004

Come and Be My Bug Baby

Does anyone want to be my bug baby on Breedster? I'm getting ready to fornicate again (I'm a slutty bug; I'm only one day and sixteen hours old and I've already had four mates), so this is your chance since joining is by invitation only.

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Victory Coalition Now

Michele and several other bloggers are helping to raise money for the Spirit of America, an organization that helps expand the abilities of Americans serving abroad to improve the quality of life of people in need.

Michele is doing dedications and promising grab bags to those that donate. Got a few extra bucks? Why not go help out?

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Friday, April 23, 2004

Being a Bug

Thanks to Katie, I'm now a bug on Breedster. Well, right now I'm a larva, but soon I'll grow up and be a bug. Here's what I look like:
My Breedster profile

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Tell Me You Love Me (Or At Least Say Hi)

As Christine pointed out, it's International Blog Comment Week, so be sure to say hello.

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Sunday, February 22, 2004

Flowers for Al and Don

Thanks to the ever delightful Joelle, I found out about Flowers for Al and Don. Basically, Darren is going to buy a ton of bouquets and give them to random gay couples waiting in line to get married in San Francisco.

It's a very sweet thing and a great way to show your support for gay marriage, so go give a few bucks if you can.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Dead Pool 2004

I just sent in my roster for Amish Tech Support's Dead Pool. I think I've got some good picks.

Got yours in yet? You've only about twenty-four hours to submit them.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Secret Santa Time

It's that time of year again - time for ThinkBlank's Secret Santa Exchange! This is their third year doing the exchange and I've had great fun in the previous two. The limit for the gift is $15 (though you can spend more), so it's a nice, cheap way to spread some holiday cheer. Go sign up!

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Friday, November 7, 2003

Sponsored Ads

For those of you that contacted me regarding putting the text links up on your site, I checked with Natalie, my contact, and she said she's running behind but you should hear from her on Monday.

If you missed the first post, if you look down near the credits, you should see two text links under "Sponsored Ads." For putting them up on four sites I run, I'm getting $70 a month. There's no pop-ups, no minimum click-through rate required, and if you don't like the links you're sent, you can request new ones.

If you'd like to participate, either send me an e-mail or leave your name, URL, and e-mail address in the comments and I'll pass your name on. It's easy money and with the holidays coming up, I'm sure it could come in handy.l

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Selling Out (But Oh So Worth It)

If you look down near the credits that are on every skin, you'll now notice two text links under the heading "Sponsored Ads." A little birdie had told me about this program, so I took a shot and signed up. Let me tell you, selling out was well worth it. I put those links on my pages and I've already been sent money via PayPal - an extremely fair amount in my opinion. You don't even have to have a certain number of clicks - just list the links.

Interested? Want to be a sell out too? Either send me an e-mail (change the AT to @) or leave a comment here and I'll pass your name on to the appropriate party. Let me tell you, with all the doctor bills that have started arriving, this was much needed!

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Friday, September 5, 2003

Wouldn't You Like to be a BXer Too?

Over the past two days I have been busy scrounging the local thrift stores for books. As a result, my BookCrossing Bookshelf has a ton of books available for trades or RABCKs (Random Acts of BookCrossing Kindness - where someone sends you a book and asks for nothing in return).

Since I've become really active in the last month or so, I've had literally dozens of books come my way out of the kindness of other people's hearts. I've done my own RABCKs over there, but now I want to try and get others involved.

Here's the deal. The first three people who register at BookCrossing will get a book from my shelf (any of the ones with an @ symbol in front of it; sort my shelf alphabetically to find them easily) along with a special gift.

Once you've registered send me a PM (Private Message) from the site with a note saying you saw this post, the book you want, and your address. All I ask is that you read the book in a timely manner and then either release it into the wild (leave it somewhere) or pass it on to another BookCrosser.

I know I'm probably be a little rabid about the BookCrossing thing, but it's such a great program. I've encouraged people to read my whole life, so I can't help but be annoying about this.

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Friday, August 22, 2003

Crossing Over

I have gone totally crazy with this whole BookCrossing thing. In the last few days I have bought thirteen books to release or start bookrings/rays with. You can see what I've registered here.

If you like any of the rings or rays that I've started, go sign up and I'll add you to the list.

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Monday, August 18, 2003

My First Bookring

Inspired by all the bookrings/rays that I've joined at BookCrossing, I've decided to start my very first bookring for Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper -- Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell.

If you'd like to read this book, all you need to do is sign up and send me a PM (the link's on my bookshelf) about it.

I've already had six people sign up, so come join in the fun!

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Sunday, August 10, 2003

Bookrings and Bookrays

You may remember last week when I mentioned that I found out that BookCrossing has a forum for bookrings, bookrays, and bookboxes, making it cheap and easy to get new books to read.

Today I went and updated my BookCrossing bookshelf so that you can see which rings/rays that I've joined. Most of these rings/rays are still open, so if you see anything that you want to read, you should be able to join the list too.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003

The Quintessential Burn Sign Up

Brian's new CD swap The Quintessential Burn (inspired by my Burn It exchanges, btw) is ready to go! You can get the details and the dates there, so go sign up already!

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Free Books

I've mentioned Book Crossing, a read and release program for books, before, but today I found out that there is a forum where you can sign up for different bookrings. A bookring is just like it sounds - someone reads a book, sends it to the next person on the list, and so on. So far I've already participated in three rings.

What this means is there are free books to read for the asking! The only requirement is that you leave a jounal entry about the book and send it to the next person. This would be perfect for anyone who doesn't have a lot of money to spend on books. The forum for bookrings can be found here.

If you're not already a member, feel free to use this link to sign up and don't forget to add me to your friends list!

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Saturday, August 2, 2003

I'm the Inspiration

It seems that my Burn It CD swap has inspired Brian to start one of his own - the Quintessential Burn. It's quintessential because this burn is all about songs that you can't live without.

The program's not quite ready yet, but you can go and let him know that you're interested in participating. Sounds like fun!

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Sunday, July 27, 2003

Blogathon 2003

This year's Blogathon is over and the grand total for donations is astounding. 432 participants raised $92,790.95! Isn't that incredible?

Donations are being taken for another 48 hours, so if you haven't donated already, please condisder doing so. Wouldn't it be great if the $100,000 mark could be broken?

Goddess Magazine's group blog managed to raise $255, slightly more than a quarter of Erika's goal. You can sponsor us here. We'd really appreciate it!

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Saturday, July 26, 2003

Books By Women

I just posted my first real post over at Snazzykat: Blogging for Goddess Blogathon site. The direct link to it is here.

Go take a look and add your own books to the list!

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Thursday, July 24, 2003

One More To Sponsor

I know I was going to stop sponsoring sites for Blogathon, but I couldn't pass this one by.

Joni (another Houstonian) is blogging for Adopt-A-Cat of Houston where she got her beautiful cat Sunny.

Love cats? You a Houstonian? This would be a great cause to sponsor.

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Blogathon to Support Goddess

Erika has decided to have a group of bloggers participate in this weekend's Blogathon for Goddess Magazine.

Goddess Magazine is a project that she's very involved in that gives young girls the chance to speak in their own voice about what interests them.

It's a fabulous program, so I offered to blog this weekend. You can find us during the Blogathon here.

Please consider sponsoring this incredible program. They are hoping to raise $1,000 to pay the girls for their stories, so every dollar helps.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2003

I Wish, You Wish - The Webring

Are you a member of I Wish, You Wish (and if you aren't, why not?)? If so, go join the new I Wish, You Wish Webring!

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Friday, May 30, 2003

Abracadabra

And now, because she demanded it:


I heat up, I can't cool down
You got me spinnin' 'round and 'round.
'round and 'round and 'round it goes
Where it stops nobody knows.

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burning flame.
Burning flame full of desire
Kiss me, baby
Let the fire get higher.

Abra Abra Cadabra -
I want to reach out and grab ya.
Abra Abra Cadabra - Abracadabra.

You make me hot, you make me sigh.
You make me laugh, you make me cry.
Keep me burnin' for your Love
With the touch of a velvet glove.

Abra Abra Cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya.
Abra Abra Cadabra - Abracadabra.

I feel the magic in your caress.
I feel magic when I touch your dress.
Silk and satin, leather and lace.
Black panties with an angel's face.

I see magic in your eyes.
I hear the magic in your sighs.
Just when I think I'm gonna get away
I hear those words that you always say:

Abra Abra Cadabra -
I want to reach out and grab ya.
Abra Abra Cadabra - Abracadabra.

Every time you call my name . . .
I heat up, I can't cool down.
My situation goes 'round and 'round.

I heat up, I can't cool down.

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Thursday, May 29, 2003

Fundraising Help

As some of you probably know, the wonderful and adorable Erika works at a non-profit youth center in Boston.

She's trying to get funding to publish a magazine written by her girls. If you could spare some money, why not go over there and help her out? It's an amazing cause.

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Sunday, May 4, 2003

BlogShares Webring

For those of you who still have your blogs listed on BlogShares there's a new webring - The BlogShares WebRing. Go join the fun.

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Thursday, May 1, 2003

Snap!

Guess what I just got? My Project Blog Nokia 3650 camera/phone! I'm very excited, though the battery needs charging.

I'm going to try and experiment with it tonight when I meet Jeanna for dinner, so hopefully I'll get a few cool photos to post soon.

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Guest Posting at The Neurotic Fishbowl

Steven and I are leaving for Vegas on the 11th, so I thought I'd open the place up to guest posters while I'm gone. Last year I had Promo do all the posting, but this year I'm going to do what Nicole did when she went to Paris and have multiple guest posters.

Send me an e-mail (replace AT with @) and you'll get to guest blog while I'm in Vegas. You can blog whenever you feel like it, however much you feel like. I just ask that you make at least one post during the four days we're gone.

The more the merrier, so send me your e-mails!

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Saturday, April 26, 2003

Project Blog Pays Off

Earlier this year Rannie posted about Project Blog. I went to the site to see what it's about and decided to sign up.

Yesterday I got an e-mail from them saying that one of their clients, Nokia, noted how I use photography on my site and would like to send me a Nokia 3650 - a cell phone with a built-in digital camera along with other features like a calendar and contact manger, wireless web browsing, and more. It comes with two months service through T-Mobile and at the end of the test period, I get to keep the phone.

Needless to say, I am completely psyched about this. They're shipping the phone early next week, so I'll even have it in time to take it with me to Vegas. Many thanks to Rannie for the link in the first place.

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Monday, April 7, 2003

Best Picture of a Mushroom

Matt has created another blog award that the world can't live without - The Anti-Photobloggies. You can submit two different types of categories - site (Best Pet PhotoBlog for instance) or individual photos (Best Picture of a Mushroom; I'll have that one sewn up, I tell you).

Get over there, nominate your own ideas, and spread the word!

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Sunday, March 9, 2003

Working Out Tracks

I just finished addressing the envelopes that my CDs for Alison's First Ever Supa-Cool Fitness/Diet Blogger Workout CD Swap are getting mailed in. On the first pass through all my music, I chose five hours of tunes, so getting everything down to one CD was virtually impossible. Everyone in the two groups I'm in lucked out because I decided to make two CDs instead of just one. The first CD is more upbeat and techno, but I think both of them ought to be good to work out to. If you're curious about what songs I chose, just keep reading.

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Friday, February 28, 2003

Operation TROOPtrax

Michelle has come up with a great idea: Operation TROOPtrax.

The idea is to collect money and send CDs, comic books, and magazines to the men and women serving overseas. It's a great idea and one that I think our military would really appreciate.

Even if you don't support the war, you should support the troops, so go give a few dollars.

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Monday, February 24, 2003

Participation Positives

It's Monday, so time to start the week out right with Jess's Participation Positives!

  • Bella came and got in the chair with me for a hug (she puts her paws around your neck and kneads. It's so cute!)
  • I've been StairMastering like crazy at very high levels and I'm proud of myself
  • I finally got smilies in my comments and it was super easy to do
  • My wireless mouse and keyboard that I won was finally delivered last week
  • My mom's going to record Ringu and Battle Royale to DVD for me so I can finally watch them
  • I can't wait to participate and get my CDs in Alison’s First Ever Supa-Cool Fitness/Diet Blogger Workout CD Swap
  • I cleared almost everything off of the TiVo (a silly thing for a positive, but we had like 80 hours of stuff on there)
  • I dinged another level in EverQuest
  • I love and am loved

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Sunday, February 23, 2003

Workout CD

This is late considering sign-ups end tomorrow, but if you want some good music to workout to, go join Alison's First Ever Supa-Cool Fitness/Diet Blogger Workout CD Swap.

Basically, you make four copies of a mix CD, keep one for yourself, and send out the others to other bloggers. Sounds like a great way to get some good music to me!

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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Blogging For a Cure

Several years ago I found a site called United Devices. They ask you to volunteer your PC to help process molecular research being conducted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford in England and the National Foundation for Cancer Research. To participate, you simply download a very small, no cost, non-invasive software program that works like a screensaver: it runs when your computer isn't being used, and processes research until you need your machine. Your computer never leaves your desk, and the project never interrupts your usual PC use.

There is no cost to participate and no impact on your computer use. The project software cannot detect or transfer anything on your machine but project-specific information. It just allows your computer to screen molecules that may be developed into drugs to fight cancer. Each individual computer analyzes a few molecules and then sends the results back over the Internet for further research. This project is anticipated to be the largest computational chemistry project ever undertaken and represents a genuine hope to find a better way to fight cancer.

You can download the agent here and read the FAQ here.

If you do decide to join, I have created a team called Blogging For a Cure. Please sign up for the team after you join. If you dedcide to become a team member e-mail me your username at UD (so I can tell who you are) and site info and I'll add you to the blogroll.

This is an easy, free way to help fight cancer, so please add your computer's resources to the project.

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Saturday, January 25, 2003

Speaking of Books...

I hit the used bookstore and now have seven more books to release into the wild through BookCrossing. They are:

Next week I'll start releasing them and see if I have any luck with someone notifying BookCrossing that the books have been found.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003

No Book News

Still no news on the copy of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale that I released into the wild through BookCrossing.

When I was at the gym yesterday I put Animal Farm on one of the bikes, but it wasn't picked up and I was worried about it being thrown away, so I took it with me.

Now let me ask you a question: Brian, my manager, and Steven both don't think the book thing will work because people will think it's weird or a strange plot and not pick it up. If you saw a book with a pink post-it note on it proclaiming it was free, would you think it was strange or would you pick it up?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Blizg!

Brandon, creator of Photoblogs.org (photoblog directory for those not familiar), has now created Blizg.com. It's a directory of blogs and you can even vote for your favorites.

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Spreading My Liberal Agenda One Book at a Time

Last night on the way home from work I stopped at the half price bookstore and got a copy of The Handmaid's Tale and Animal Farm for my BookCrossing to Change a Life plan.

This morning I dropped The Handmaid's Tale off at the local Starbuck's on my way into the office.

I can't wait to get an e-mail saying someone's found the book. I hope they like it as much as I do.

Btw, I do plan on releasing other favorites (Stephen King, Laurell K. Hamilton, etc.) into the wild. I think reading is a wonderful thing and hopefully books that are more "fun" will help lead people to acquiring a love for the written word.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

What's Your Fetish?

Between the extreme dread I had earlier and then the excitement of being nominated for two Bloggies, I completely forgot to mention that I am now posting at Book Fetish: a textual obsession under the moniker Calliope.

Come visit us and indulge your literary fetish.

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More Books For Me!

Can I just say I love this Swappingtons thing?

For trading in a duplicate DVD I had, I've been able to get five books, several of them ones I've always wanted to read.

The points for each member you get to join has been upped to 8, so if you're not a member already, please feel free to list me as your referral. I'm out of points and want more stuff. :-D

Btw, if you need videos for your kiddies, I have tons of them listed along with a couple of cult classics.

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Bookcrossing to Change a Life

Jeanna and I were talking about my post regarding why I care about women's rights when I was struck with a bolt of inspiration.

I've heard about BookCrossing (read books and leave them for others to read and they leave them for others to read ad naseum), but have never participated in it. Thinking how Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale had such a profound impact on me, I hit upon the idea of getting books like it, Animal Farm, and Lord of the Flies (just to name a few) to release through BookCrossing. Hopefully, people would read these books and by reading them, maybe they would begin to think about the ideas that they discuss.

We're going to hit some used bookstores and get some copies to release into the wild, so here's your chance. What book or books influenced you? If you could have someone read a book, what would it be? Leave me some titles and I'll add them to the list.

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Monday, January 20, 2003

Swappingtons Part II

I just made my first swap at The Swappingtons! I've got 24 points to spend however I wish. ~rubs hands in glee~ I think I'll spend tonight listing all those VHS tapes that are laying about the house.

If you want to see what I have up for trade, you can just click here.

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Friday, January 17, 2003

Swappingtons

This is kind of a cool idea. Swappingtons lets you list things that you don't want any more (books, CDs, DVDs) and in turn for sending the item off, you get points. With those points you can then trade for something you want.

I know I have a few duplicate DVDs and a bunch of duplicate paperbacks, so this might be a good place to get rid of them. If you sign up, please list kymberlie as your referrer. I've currently got a perfect copy of Reservior Dogs up for trade (or just e-mail me and make me a monetary offer).

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002

I Wish, You Wish

Just in case you've missed it, I thought I would make a post about the new project that Shelli and I started called I Wish, You Wish.

I Wish, You Wish is a collection of wishes by bloggers which means that here, in one centralized location, you can find a blogger's name, URL, birthdate, and a link to their wishlist, if you feel inclined to buy them a present. We hope it becomes a good resource for the web, so feel free to submit your own information.

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Thursday, December 12, 2002

Let's Get This Party Started

While I Wish, You Wish tracks birthdays, there's a whole other blog out there dedicated to only that - The Birthday Blog! Stop by and add your own birthday to the mix!

(Link courtesy of Elanie, who's birthday is tomorrow)

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A Mooving Gift

I've mentioned Heifer International, my favorite charity, on this blog many times. They created a nifty flash movie that explains what and why you should go donate. Go take a look, would you?

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Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Operation Santa Clause: A Call To Action

With the holidays approaching people usually like to give something to charity. While my favorite charity is Heifer International (Steven and I just donated a flock of chickens, a flock of ducks, and a share of a sheep), I wanted to bring to everyone's attention Operation Santa Claus: A Call to Action that Kim from Thymewise is heading up.

She needs your help in buying school supplies, food, and small gifts for a class of first graders that live in poverty in New York. Every little penny helps, so if you can spare a few dollars, that would really make a difference.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Hot Tubs O Fun!

I am now a proud member of Skittish Sims's new Bloggerville. I get to live with Mikey, Robyn, Jessica P., Suzie, and Jennypoo. Appropriately enough, our house is called Hot Tubs O Fun. Stop by and pay us a visit!

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Sunday, December 8, 2002

July Birthday?

I need someone with a July birthday to send me their information (Name, URL, wishlist URL, and birthdate) so that all the archives at I Wish, You Wish will work. Currently we have every month represented but July so that link is coming up dead. Anyone want to help me out and send me their info?

Update: I went and snagged Kelly's information. Hope she doesn't mind!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2002

500th Picture Mark

Christine's wonderful project Picture Yourself has reached the 500th picture mark in just over two months. She's featuring people who were integral in the project's creation for pictures 500 through 510 and little ol' me is number 502.

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Monday, November 25, 2002

Pizza and Donuts For Soldiers

Michele rallied behind a new cause for the blogging world to help out with - pizza and soda for soldiers in Israel. They are trying to raise $1,000 for Chanukah, so go give a few dollars, won't you?

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Friday, November 15, 2002

It's Secret Santa Time!

Woo hoo! It's time for ThinkBlank's Secret Santa Exchange. I participated last year and had a fabulous time. I received The Princess Bride (Special Edition) DVD thus ensuring that my holidays were very special indeed. The limit is $15, so it's a nice inexpensive way to spread some holiday cheer.

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Best Known Blogs Top 25

Alas, I was beaten out by Wil Wheaton for a spot in the top ten, but Neurotic Fishbowl was number 11 in Name That Blog's Best Known Blogs.



I'd like to thank all the people that played and guessed me correctly. I could just cry. You like me, you really like me!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Smitten

Cis e-mailed me last week with an idea about creating a companion meme to Reasons For Love the meme I have taken over where you post a list of reasons, simple but significant ones, why you love someone. It's called Smitten and it's got a great idea behind it.

What you do is post a picture of yourself and someone (even a pet; they're people too) together and write a brief post that shares a few of the reasons why you're so smitten.

Sound fun? Of course it does! Run over and get a button and get more details!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002

BlogWise

As Rannie mentioned, it's always nice to get additional traffic at your blog. Sven opened up BlogWise this week which is currently a new blog directory catergorized by country and keyword. It sounds like he's got a lot more in the works for it, though, so drop by and add your blog to the list.

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Saturday, November 2, 2002

300 Exposures in 30 Days Version 2.0

I am both pleased and proud to announce that my contribution to Photojunkie's 300 Exposures in 30 Days: Version 2.0 is now up. I have ten of my favorite images ranging from the famous Hellcat photo to me drunk in the car to a box of crayons, so be sure to go check them out.

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Thursday, October 31, 2002

Rabbit Rabbit!

Don't forget that tonight is the start of the new month so be sure to say "Rabbit rabbit!" at midnight so you'll have lots of good luck (double good luck if it's your birth month too!).

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Last Day for Ornament Exchange

Today is the last day to sign up for Blog Ornament Exchange 2002. Hurry on over there and register if you haven't done so already.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Photoblog Listings

If you're a regular vistor to the site, you've probably been by my photoblog, Picture Fish, at least once. If you have a photolog too, go visit Photoblogs.org which lists tons of photlogs and lets you vote for them. Go list yours and give Picture Fish a positive vote while you're at it. :-)

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Friday, October 18, 2002

Seven Sites

Wow! Ki(y)mberly(ie)s: The Webring has only been in operation since Wednesday and, including this site and Picture Fish, we already have seven sites in the list. Yeah! If you happen to be or to know any Ki(y)mberly(ie)s that aren't on the list, please let them know about us.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002

50 Questions : Business Cards

I love things like this, so when I saw Christine and Kristine had found a new meme, I had to add my two cents in.

  1. Your name spelled backwards: Eilrebmyk
  2. Where were your parents born? My dad was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and my mom was born in Giddings, Texas.
  3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Some campaigns for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom.
  4. What's your favorite restaurant? Currently, Lupe Tortilla's. Their fajitas are so good!
  5. Last time you swam in a pool? I can't remember. It's been at least two or three years.
  6. Have you ever been in a school play? In middle school I played a ballerina dancer in The Wizard of Oz.
  7. How many kids do you want? None.
  8. Type of music you dislike most? Probably really hard core rap.
  9. Are you registered to vote? Yes.
  10. Do you have cable? Yes.
  11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? Nope.
  12. Ever prank call anybody? When I was in middle school.
  13. Ever get a parking ticket? No, unless you count stupid tickets from the campus police in college.
  14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? I would sky dive.
  15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Inverness, Scotland.
  16. Do you have a garden? No, but Steven does grow basil in a windowbox in the computer room.
  17. What's your favorite comic strip? Dilbert, of course.
  18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes.
  19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? I take showers at night.
  20. Best movie you've seen in the past month? My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
  21. Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni.
  22. Chips or popcorn? Chips. I only like popcorn occasionally and in small amounts.
  23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? I used to wear Lancome's Rouge Ombre, but they discontinued it. I just bought Urban Decay's Manic/Depressive and Lancome's Jezabel.
  24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? No. Why would you?
  25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? Nope.
  26. Orange Juice or apple? Orange, definitely.
  27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine?Steven and I went to dinner at Carrabba's on Saturday.
  28. Favorite type chocolate bar? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, lightly chilled, but I also love 3 Muskateer bars.
  29. When was the last time you voted at the polls? In the last presidential election.
  30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Probably never.
  31. Have you ever won a trophy? Yes, when I was in a bowling league.
  32. Are you a good cook? Unless you like cereal and pop-tarts, no.
  33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes.
  34. Ever order an article from an infomercial? Yes.
  35. Sprite or 7-up? Sprite.
  36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? Yes, when I worked at a video store and a grocery store while in high school.
  37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? Probably birth control pills.
  38. Ever throw up in public? Not that I can remember.
  39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? Find true love.
  40. Do you believe in love at first sight? Lust at first sight, yes. Love, no.
  41. Ever call a 1-900 number? No.
  42. Can exs be friends? Some can, but it most probably can't.
  43. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? I honestly can't remember.
  44. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? I think so.
  45. What message is on your answering machine? Steven saying, "Hi, you've reached Steve and Kymberlie. We're not in right now, but if you leave your name and number and we'll, call you back."
  46. What's your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? Off the top of my head, probably Mr. Subliminal.
  47. What was the name of your first pet? Enyoe. She was a red doberman.
  48. What is in your purse? The book I'm currently reading (American Gods by Neil Gaiman), my wallet, my camera, some nail polishes, assorted pens, my Palm Pilot, my business card holder full of business cards, and some junk.
  49. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? Read.
  50. What is one thing you are grateful for today? That I have Steven in my life.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Are You a Kimberly, Kymberlie, Kymber, Kim, etc.?

Are You a Kimberly, Kymberlie, Kymber, Kim, etc.? Want to find other bloggers with the same name? Then come join Ki(y)mberly(ie)s: The Webring! I was inspired by the Blogging Christine webring, so I started one for anyone with the name Kimberly or any of its variations. Come join us if you meet the meager requirements (in other words, be a blogger named Kimberly)!

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Monday, October 14, 2002

Tackling Hunger

My mom sent me a link to help Campbell's Chunky Soup tackle hunger. Every day you can go and click on the helmet of your favorite team and Campbell's will donate a can of soup, up to 5 million cans. It only takes a second, so go help tackle hunger!

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Friday, October 4, 2002

Photo Contest Voting

The final seven categories in Rannie's 100K Photo Contests are now up for voting. I have an entry in all the categories but Cityscapes, so take a minute and go vote for your favorites.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002

A Few of My Favorite Things - Orange Riot

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "A Few of My Favorite Things." I call it "Orange Riot."


A Few of My Favorite Things - Orange Riot


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Caught Red Handed - Tart

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "Caught Red Handed." I call it "Tart."


Caught Red Handed - Tart

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Vintage - Snail Shell

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "Vintage." I call it "Snail Shell."


Vintage - Snail Shell


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From The Hip - Rainy Mirror

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "From The Hip." I call it "Rainy Mirror." I was trying to take a picture of me in my car's mirror so it would show the crepe myrtle bloom that had landed there. I didn't quite get it in the shot, but I liked how it turned out anyway.


From The Hip - Rainy Mirror

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A Human Study - Sexy Shoes

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "A Human Study." I call it "Sexy Shoes." I love how my feet look in these shoes.


A Human Study - Sexy Shoes

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Picture Yourself Submissions

My first entries are up over at Picture Yourself: Gift Shop Images, Black & White Mirror, and Us at the Reunion.

As with my Mirror Project submissions, I've added a pop-up with all my entries in the sidebar under Group Things.

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Ornament Exchange

As Christine could tell you, I am obsessed with Christmas ornaments. I bought a ton of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments and glass ornaments from The Discovery Store. Imagine how happy I was when I found the second annual Blog Ornament Exchange! I sent off my information and I can't wait to participate in this. This is going to be so much fun!

(Link courtesy of Amancay)

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Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Voting for the "Hellcat"

It's time to vote for a photo in Photojunkie's 100K Photo Contests "Movement" category. My entry is Bella trying to kill her feather wand. It's entitled "Hellcat."

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Sunday, September 15, 2002

Night Vision - Sunset

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "Night Vision." I call it "Sunset." As we were going into dance class, I noticed how beautiful the sunset was. I love how the clouds look lit up from within.


Night Vision - Sunset

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Friday, September 13, 2002

Voting in "Fun With Macros"

It's time to vote for a photo in Photojunkie's 100K Photo Contests "Fun With Macros" category. My entry is the lionfish entitled "Fish Face."

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Thursday, September 12, 2002

Movement - Hellcat

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "Movement." I call it "Hellcat." This was a lucky shot I snapped as Bella made a leap for her feather right towards me.


Movement - Hellcat

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Saturday, September 7, 2002

Fun With Macros - Fish Face

Here's my submission to photojunkie: photo contests in the category "Fun With Macros." I call it "Fish Face."

Fun With Macros - Fish Face

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Sunday, August 11, 2002

I'm a Happy Munkee!

Today I became a Happy Munkee! Want to share happiness and love? Come be one too!

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Sunday, August 4, 2002

My Pedigree

Wonder what your blog's family tree would look like? You can view mine here. While you're at it, why not find yours out too?

(Link courtesy of Christine)

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Sunday, July 21, 2002

Common Threads

I made my first post at the group photoblog Common Threads today. I am glad they accepted me. Some of the photos there are absolutely stunning.

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Friday, July 19, 2002

Spork It!

By the way, if you're not a member of S.P.O.R.K. yet, why not?

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Friday, July 12, 2002

Chalk Me Up!

Just like Robyn, I've been blogchalked! blogchalk: Kymberlie/Female/26-30. Lives in United States/Texas/Houston and speaks English. Spends 80% of daytime online. Uses a Faster (1M+) connection.

Google! DayPop! This is my blogchalk: English, United States, Texas, Houston, Kymberlie, Female, 26-30!

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Saturday, June 29, 2002

Blogs and Pets

It seems like most bloggers have pets and like to talk about them, post their pictures, whatever. Christine M. has created a site for people to share their pet's pictures - Blogs & Pets. I sent in some pictures of my fish and joined the webring. If you've got pets, why not go visit and join up?

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Friday, May 24, 2002

Are You Skinned?

If you are skinned (or your blog is, anyway), be sure to sign up for the new Skinned! webring. The Neurotic Fishbowl is a member. Are you?

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Saturday, April 13, 2002

Do You Wander-Lust?

I forgot to mention, but I joined Wander-Lust.com this week. It's kind of like Blog Snob, but you can also add a tag at the beginning of each post so that when the Wander-Lust spider runs, content from your blog will be posted on their webpage. I'm still not used to adding the tag, but I'm liking the program so far.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002

Picture of a Blog

I found a very interesting site today: A Picture of Weblogs. I submitted my site since the thing is just so damn cool looking.

(Link courtesy of Christine)

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Friday, March 15, 2002

Globe of Blogs

I submitted my information to the Globe of Blogs yesterday. It's kind of similiar to the Pepys Project, but allows you to find a blog by other information like birthday, sex of the author, or author's name. Kind of cool to see who's out there blogging with stats similar to yours.

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Friday, March 1, 2002

The Pepys Project

Mike has started The Pepys Project which is a list of URLs for web logs, diaries, and journals from around the world, indexed by geographical area and then country. I was the first person to be added to the Texas category. Am I cool or what?

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Six Degrees

I joined Six Degrees of Blogeration yesterday. So, if you read my site frequently, now you too can join and make us all a step cosmically closer to one another.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Desktravaganza!

I found a very interesting link today - Desktravaganza! People send in images of their desks. Mine looks like this. What's your desk look like?

(Link courtesy of Nicole)

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