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Red Ops Day 9: Northridge/Dayton, OH
May 31, 2012 · 4 Comments
Red Ops Day 9: Northridge/Dayton, OH

11 AM
Yay! We're already up to nearly a thousand thanks to some matching madness out of MN. Thanks, M. Giant, M. Edium, and Trash. And M. Edium's generosity is not yet exhausted! Scroll down for …

Red Ops Day 8: Joplin, MO
May 30, 2012 · 12 Comments
Red Ops Day 8: Joplin, MO

5 PM
All righty, Nation. Donations have been a liiiiiiittle casual so far today; we haven't broken a thousand bucks and we still have 7 full projects to complete if we want to get that 1K …

Red Ops Day 7: Detroit, MI
May 29, 2012 · 9 Comments
Red Ops Day 7: Detroit, MI

7:15 PM
Great work, Nation! The 2K match has come in — huge thanks to our anonymous donor today! — and that brings us to 14 projects completed and nearly 6K on the day. Amazing job.
Still …

Out With The Crowd: "I bet Pudge would come back in a heartbeat"
May 28, 2012 · 10 Comments
Out With The Crowd: "I bet Pudge would come back in a heartbeat"

Is it all coming together at last for the Washington Nationals in 2012? It looks that way — if catchers stop dropping like Spinal Tap drummers, at least. Photographer and Nats loyalist Cheryl Nichols talked …

Girls 107: Enjoy going through life as yourself
May 28, 2012 · No Comment
<I>Girls</I> 107: Enjoy going through life as yourself

From my recap of GirlsĀ 107, "Welcome to Bushwick AKA The Crackcident," over at Press Play:
Lavoyt is apparently used to the sad-sack routine working, because his face hardens instantly and he calls her a tease. Jessa …

Red Ops Day 6: The Dakotas
May 28, 2012 · 5 Comments
Red Ops Day 6: The Dakotas

8:45 PM
Great work today, everyone: 6 projects completed! And we still have that DAKOTAS match code all evening, so if you're winding down from the weekend, soothe that sunburn with a donation!
I have another Old …

The Vine: May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012 · 15 Comments
The Vine: May 25, 2012

I'm hoping the Tomato Nation will be able to help me find a book that I read in high school. It was for an English class during my junior or senior year, 1991-1993. We had …

Red Ops Day 5: Columbia, SC
May 25, 2012 · 4 Comments
Red Ops Day 5: Columbia, SC

2:45 PM
Maybe you were too busy packing for the long weekend to donate yet today? Fear not; it's not too late! Put down that beach towel you're rolling for one quick sec and donate to …

Red Ops Day 4: Camden/Trenton
May 24, 2012 · 5 Comments
Red Ops Day 4: Camden/Trenton

2 PM
Strong day so far! 4 projects already done, just $100 left on this oneĀ — and we have a match code, JERSEY, in effect all day!
Just to sweeten the deal here: how about a $25 …

Red Ops Day 3: Buffalo, NY
May 23, 2012 · 10 Comments
Red Ops Day 3: Buffalo, NY

9 PM
Well north of 11K as of this writing. Awesome job, guys! And another hat tip to our matcher, Marie T.
Let's finish out the day strong — why not wrap up this "Lifecycles" project? (Bugs!) …