Name: bdogg_mcgee

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10.27.2006,10/27/2006 07:31:00 AM
Jessica Simpson is a Dumbass
So the other day I was sitting here, taking a break and reading some gossip (I know, I know...) and I came across a little blurb about Jessica Simpson defending her Daddy's comments about her, um, chest assets. Here's what she said that has me so perplexed:

According to the pneumatic bombshell, the former minister-turned-micromanager's
boob assessment is merely a geographical quirk.

"We're Podunk Southern,"
says Simpson in a statement that will likely elicit loud groans from below the
Mason-Dixon line.

[Commence groaning]

Um, okay....Jessica Simpson is from Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The majority of the people there are upper-middle class, and I think you'd be very hard pressed to find any "podunk" people hanging around where she grew up.

Looks like little Jessica was trying to play the Britney "We're Country!" card, but where she grew up is about as podunk as Iowa, whereas Britney....but that's another post. What gets me is that she's saying that because her family's from the South, it's okay for her Dad to talk about her boobs...I don't care how "open" my Dad is, I would be very uncomfortable if he talked about my boobs to anyone, let alone the public!

Let's not forget, too, that Joe Simpson used to be a Baptist youth minister, people. Does anyone else think it strange that someone who used to guide young people in "the ways of the Lord" talks about his daughters "Double-D's?"

All right. I had to get that off my chest, pardon the pun.....

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10.24.2006,10/24/2006 04:02:00 PM
Quite a lot of Me's Out There...
Stole this from Merrie, who stole the previous meme from yours truly.... :)

This is my married name...

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

And my maiden name! (Woah!)

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
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10.23.2006,10/23/2006 03:23:00 PM
Shamelessly Stolen from Ms. Poppy...
Hey everyone!

Hope all of you had a fantabulous weekend! DH and I went to the State Fair and consumed fried-food goodness, which, I hope, was burned off by the amount of walking we did. I took photos, which will be uploaded soon--I left my camera at home!

Things are going to be busy here this week, as I am gearing up for the product launch that I've been talking about in passing for what seems like forever. The big day, or days, finally, is November 1-3. I'll be glad when it's all over.

In the meantime, here's a meme from Poppy. I needed a break! :)

1. Explain what ended your last relationship.
Apathy. I had been sinking into a pretty bad depression for several months and realized that I was doing no one any favors by being somebody's girlfriend.

2. When was the last time you shaved?
Yesterday--I usually go several days, especially now that it's getting cooler.

3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
Sitting at my desk working on the launch presentation and trying not to throw up. No, I'm not pregnant, it's nerves.

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
IMing DH that I couldn't believe the day had gone by so fast. It bounced back to me....

5. Are you any good at math?
Oh hell no.

6. Your prom night? what about?
I went with a friend. We went to The Melting Pot with a group of people, hit the dance just long enough to get our pictures made, and then went to Project Prom, which was basically this thing held in the high school with games and crap like that to make sure we all didn't go out and get drunk.

7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
Not that I'm aware of...

8. Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Oh, haven't I!!!

9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
No--the song got deleted and I can't remember which one was on there.

10. Last thing received in the mail?
A book from Bearette! Very sweet of her!

11. How many different beverages have you had today?
Three: Coffee, water, and diet Pepsi.

12. Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?
Yes, I do.

13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
NKOTB, baby!

14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
No, I stare at the ocean waves. <----me, too, Poppy. 15. What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had?
Wisdom teeth. Totally sucked.

16. What is out your back door?
My crap-ass back yard. I can't wait to have our own house where I can actually DO stuff back there!

17. Any plans for Friday night?
Driving to Houston, for the Halloween party on Saturday! Yee haw! (I still have no idea what to come as, btw, but I have some killer party food ideas!)

18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?

19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Actually, Lisa and Rowen sent me an Utz tin with popcorn, pretzels, and potato chips for Xmas last year. It was yummy!

20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Yes. It's been several years, so I'd like to go again sometime. (Avi's/Poppy's answers preserved.)

21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
Until they're stinky, yes. <---ditto, Poppy 22. Some things you are excited about?
Halloween, getting this launch over with, going to Burnet to visit my grandparents, Thanksgiving, Christmas, DH's birthday, meeting my half sister (hopefully!).

23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?

24. Describe your keychain(s)?
I have a leather one with a "B" on it, a Kate Spade medallion with a sun embossed on it, and a glittery Coach star.

25. Where do you keep your change?
In a wire basket that we really need to replace, because sometimes the change leaks out.

26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
This past June.

27. What kind of winter coat do you own?
I own more of a light jacket, really. Never gets cold enough for a heavy coat here.

28. What was the weather like on your graduation day?

29. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Open. If we didn't, the cats wouldn't let us hear the end of it.
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10.18.2006,10/18/2006 09:30:00 AM
Wednesday Word Association
Thanks for the feedback/assistance on the new template! :) The thing needs a bit of tweaking, so bear with the bugs!

One I noticed in particular--to leave a comment after others had been posted, you need to scroll down the page. That's all.

And now, Wednesday Word Association!

1. laughter:is the best medicine
2. looking:for love in all the wrong places
3. oh:snap
4. pot:head
5. finish:your sandwich
6. type:face
7. hair:today, gone tomorrow
8. flicker:candlelight
9. banana:gorilla
10. spurt:blood
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10.17.2006,10/17/2006 03:14:00 PM
In Progress...
So, I'm working on a new template, as you can see. Now, if anyone can tell me how to insert a frickin' masthead we'll be in business.

Any takers???
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,10/17/2006 08:01:00 AM
TMI Tuesday
Oddly enough, this meme isn't as dirty-minded as the others on this blog. (It's #52, btw)

1. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?
Only ONE?!?!? Originally, I would say, hands down, Britney Spears. But, seeing that she has children now, and wiping out her existence wouldn't be nice, I have to go with Jessica Simpson. Or Ashlee Simpson. Dude, this one's hard!

2. You seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. Holy crap, a hundred bucks! How are you gonna spend it?
I think I'd do a mini-spa day--mani/pedi, facial, and massage.....

3. Rufus appears out of nowhere with a time-traveling phone booth. You can go anytime in the PAST. What time are you traveling to?
Hmm, I'd really like to go to England circa 1193, around the time of the second Crusade. Or was it the third? Anyway, if I could pull it off, I'd love to be a lady in waiting to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Then again, I'd have to learn Norman French.....barring that, I'd love to visit England during Jane Austen's time. Hopefully I wouldn't be put there as a scullery maid.

4. What is your favorite curse word?
The F-word. Absofuckinglutely.

5. You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once. Who is the lucky celebrity of your choice?
Gee, another difficult one. I'd have to go with Christian Bale. This, of course, would only happen if I were single... :)
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,10/17/2006 07:55:00 AM
It seems I've been watching too much Smallville and not much else, because when I saw this I thought, Superman's really here!

Scientists find meteor in Kansas field

Yes. I know. I'm a dork.
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10.11.2006,10/11/2006 01:02:00 PM
Wednesday Word Association
Hi! Things have been busy the past couple of days, but here's something to tide y'all over!!

1. Post:Toasties
2. Character:Study
3. email:problem
4. default:screen
5. use:or lose
6. smear:campaign
7. icon:Audrey Hepburn
8. with:or without you
9. reduction:workforce
10. teaching:certificate
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10.09.2006,10/09/2006 08:36:00 PM
Scary Meme
From Bearette! Feel free to steal!

1. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
I don't watch scary movies anymore, but I was absolutely TERRIFIED of the Friday the 13th movies when I was little.

2. What is your favorite Halloween costume from childhood?
Gee, I can't really remember--probably Smurfette.

3. What would your fantasy costume be for this Halloween?
I'm thinking Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty....but I think I'll go the cheaper route (I'm planning the Halloween costume party at work and most likely will go as a black cat.)

4. When was the last time you went trick or treating?
19, when I was in college.

5. What's your favorite Halloween candy?
I adore those fun-size Snickers. And Gummy Life Savers.

6. Tell us about a scary nightmare you had.
I've had a few about spiders building their webs over me that have made me jump up out of bed and turn the light on. Ask DH, he's seen it....

7. What is your supernatural fear?
Hmmm, well, even though I act all tough about wanting to search for ghosts and stuff, when it all boils down to it, the whole thing scares the crap out of me. When I was visiting Pennsylvania, there's the rumor that the land my hosts' house is on is inhabited by a man who died during the Civil War. Initially, I was curious about having him visit me, but when the lights went off at bedtime, I suddenly didn't want "Benjamin" (his name) anywhere near me. I swear that someone grabbed my big toe during the night...

8. What is your creepy-crawlie fear?

9. Tell us about a time when you saw a ghost, or heard something go bump in the night.
See #7.

10. Would you stay in a real haunted house overnight?
Again, see #7....

11. Do you carve jack o' lanterns?
No, but I admire them :) Martha Stewart has some kickass ones in the October issue of her magazine.

12. How much do you decorate your home for Halloween?
Not at all. I decorate my cube, though.

13. What do you want on your tombstone?
Pepperoni and mushroom (ha, remember the commercial?)
Seriously, I'm with Bearette, though. I intend to be cremated.
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10.06.2006,10/06/2006 03:04:00 PM
Fridays are Booked Until next May...
Oh man, the show I've been waiting for since the season finale in April is back on TONIGHT! For a TWO-HOUR PREMIERE!!!

(they have totally airbrushed Edward James Olmos's pockmarks out in this pic)

Personally, I think this will be the make or break season for this show. Not only is it competing with the big networks for market share, I'm a little concerned with the storyline this season. I mean, the past two seasons were all about running from Cylons and blowing them up in space and all that great sexual tension between Apollo and Starbuck (I LOATHE Dualla.) Now the whole dynamic has changed--the humans are on a planet now, the Cylons are occupying that planet, and the remainder of the fleet has done a big hyperjump to Gods know where (ha ha.) Will this make the show less compelling? I sure hope not!

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,10/06/2006 08:08:00 AM
Friday Fifty
Before I start the meme, lovingly provided by Bearette and Lisa, I just want to say that I've become addicted to Smallville. DH and I just finished the second season DVDs last night, and whew! I admit that I was less than impressed for about the first five episodes, but man, it just keeps getting better! And Clark is very good-looking! Although, to be honest, I have a mad crush on Lex. There's just something about him--the tortured madman. I'll save you! :)

Here's the meme:

1. FIRST NAME? Bdogg
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My real name was one my mom had picked out for a long time. It's not a family name, though.
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Last Sunday.
4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? I do, actually. The cursive, though. My printing kinda sucks.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Roast beef or pastrami
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so. Although my aversion to the phone might annoy me.
7. DO YOU JOURNAL? Online, frequently; written journal, not so much. I guess as an extrovert, I like an audience. (ME TOO, Bearette!)
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No f-ing way
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Right now I am loving regular Life cereal.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No, sadly, I don't. I'm sorry, shoes!
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Mentally, yes. Physically, not as much as I would like to be.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Hmmm, I love vanilla bean, New York Super Fudge Chunk, and strawberry.
14. SHOE SIZE? An 8-8.5.
15. FAVORITE COLOR? Blue, pink, green.
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Hmm, probably my weight at the moment, and biting my nails, and the fact that I have stupid adult acne, oh, and the fact that I've developed an aversion to the telephone. Oh, you only meant one thing?
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? I miss my family.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Fill it out if you please :)
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Blue jeans and brown kitten-heel sandals with a cute flower on them.
20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Currently eating a peanut butter sandwich.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The fax machine transmit stuff.
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Fresh laundry, baking things, mint.
26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I do, very very much!
27. FAVORITE DRINK? Tea, diet 7up, water, diet Coke with Splenda, dirty vodka martinis.
28. FAVORITE SPORT? To watch? Live baseball.
29. EYE COLOR? Blonde-ish. Oops, my eyes are green, my hair is blonde!
30. HAT SIZE? Not a clue.
32. FAVORITE FOOD? That's too hard!
33.SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings. (man, this could be taken to a whole different level....)
34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Brown with green circles.
35. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall/Spring.
37. FAVORITE DESSERT? That's impossible.
38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? Interestingly enough, I'm not reading anything at the moment. I'm listening to Ender's Shadow on audiobook, though.
39. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Fake water droplets.
41. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Good music, the purring of my Joey.
44. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? Spelling! And tying a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.
45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Big Spring, Texas.
46. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Lisa and Bearette.
47. NEWEST THING YOU'VE TRIED? I tried the lamb kebab at Fadi's last night. I usually get the veggie sampler, but decided to shake it up a bit. Yum!
49. WHO DID YOU LAST SEND A CARD OR LETTER TO? My sister-in-law wishing her a happy birthday.
50. WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT? England, France, Italy, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.......
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10.05.2006,10/05/2006 11:00:00 AM
Yay for Photos!!
All right, everybuddy. Here are some of the photos from my trip!

Usually, I'm not much of a photo-taker, but I'm trying to get better. This is why I don't have many photos of the trip, but it's more than what I would usually have! Maybe if I had a better camera, I would be more motivated to be a stellar photographer.....

This is a shot of the Air Force Academy. The white pointy building in the background is the chapel, which, up close, looks kind of like the Resurrection Ship from Battlestar Galactica (for all you sci-fi nerds out there.) Aren't the mountains beautiful? I never knew such places existed!

Here's the up close view of the chapel. Unfortunately, when we visited, there were church services going on, so I didn't get to go inside. It is still quite an impressive building, though. After services were over I got to peek inside and see all the gorgeous stained glass. Couldn't take a picture, though... :(

Here is an A-10 Warthog. Charli said that when pilots were downed in combat, these bad boys were used to go in and "soften up the area so they could rescue the pilot." When I asked what "softening up the area" meant, she said, "It means you go in there and blow the hell out of the enemy." All righty, then! Question answered!

This is a T-38 Talon--if my memory serves me right, these were the predecessors to the F-16's? I can't remember--I looked at a lot of stuff that day!

And last, but not least, a B-52 bomber. This plane was HUGE--so huge, in fact, that I couldn't get all of it in the shot!

So that's it. I know that they're all of planes and stuff, but the scenery is really pretty, too! And it's not like this is the only time I will be visiting--I do plan to go there again, and when I do, I promise I'll be a picture-taking fiend!

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10.04.2006,10/04/2006 10:17:00 AM
I'm Back!
Well, I've been back since Monday, but recuperating and catching up at work has been taking up the majority of my time.

Colorado was GREAT! The weekend was spent mostly shopping and walking, with trips to downtown Denver, the outlet malls at Castle Rock, and visits to Petersen AFB and the US Air Force Academy. I got some great photos at the AF Academy, but, alas, you know the drill with Blogger being a bitch with the uploading of photos. I'll try again tonight. :)

(btw, is anyone else having problems uploading their photos, or is it just me?)

The climate in Colorado is very, very dry. So dry, in fact, that my contacts would cloud over after about 6 hours of wear, despite my putting drops in rather frequently. As DH and I stepped off the plane in Dallas on Sunday night I thought to myself, "boy, is it humid!" Now, coming from a girl who lived in Houston all her life and swam through the air on most occasions, to think that a place like North Texas is humid means that Colorado must be bone dry!

DH had a great time, too, but came back with a rather nasty cold. I'm sitting here praying he doesn't give it to me, because, with his super immune system, he'll be over it in another day or so, while if I get it, I'll be hacking and snorting for about 2 weeks. And they lose weight quicker too! What's up with that?

This week is pretty busy--I am supervising yet another recording session today at 1pm, and am pretty much playing catch-up, getting things ready to send off to the printer and all for our product launch. I've noticed that I'm way more tired than usual--I can barely keep my eyes open on the way to work--and I think it's because my drive to work is mainly in the dark or early stages of sunrise. Hopefully when Daylight Savings Time ends it will go somewhat back to normal.

So, if I seem a bit disjointed, that's why. Still a bit sleepy from this morning, oh, and the fact that I haven't had any caffeine. I just didn't want to go to the break room this morning!

Hope all of you are having a fabulous Wednesday! Don't forget that the Project Runway reunion show is tonight! Whee! On a side note, who do you think's going to win? I read today on Yahoo that Laura is accusing Jeffrey of not sewing his own clothes for Fashion Week. Drama!!
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