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Posted: 11.07.2002
Chicken soup for the blogger's soul
I had this as an "update" for awhile here, but thought it warranted its own entry and attention. The more I think about it, the more I want those who don't know me well to understand... Yes there are jokes about boobies. And yes, there will probably be boobies. But this isn't about buying me a book or a CD or anything off my Amazon list for my 30th birthday that I don't really need. This is about a friend helping a friend. It kills me to think that those I care about may be spending the holidays alone. Todd and I can't always afford to go back home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we have each other. Not everyone in this world is lucky enough to have that. And as such, our home is always open to our friends without someone else to share the occasion with.

So yes, you are "technically" paying for boobies if you follow the letter of our silly campaign. But you can't put a pricetag on friendship. Where Karyn is asking for people to BAIL her out of the choices she's made, we are merely asking those we know to HELP Statia out of circumstances she has no control over. Karyn dug herself into her own hole. She had insane spending habits and needed someone to swoop in and rescue her from her own life decisions. We haven't asked for anyone to make up for past mistakes. With or without this silly little fundraiser, Statia's Thanksgiving Day will just be spent in a different location. Without Karyn's benefactors she would end up in court and most likely losing everything she owned.

If you can't see the difference in that, then please -- go donate to a real charity. We're not stopping you, and we're not saying we're more important. We aren't here to make anyone rich or give them a Winona-sized shopping spree at Saks. We only want to help make them happy...

UPDATE: As of November 10th, we have raised $1029.10 total. Afer the cost of the just-purchased $359 airline ticket, to date as of 7:00 EST on 11.10.02, $670.10 will be going to charity.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Very well put Robyn... (HUGS)

¤ ¤ credit: Heather | 11.07.02 at 01:52 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

i donated because i WANTED to donate. honestly the thought of "oh cool! im gonna see boobies" never really occurred to me. it was pretty easy to read between the lines that a friend was trying to help another friend out. no justification is necessary Robyn. myself and i think all the others know why they donated.

¤ ¤ credit: Alteredboy | 11.07.02 at 02:04 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thank you both!!!!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.07.02 at 02:07 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ah got an error and can't remember all I had typed in here. I have been a silent reader for awhile but I had to step in and comment on all this. People need to lighten up and get the cob out of their asses. I think what you are doing is a wonderful gift for a friend and we'd all be so lucky to have that in our lives. For the ones who want to judge and say things with a holier than thou attitude, give them the boot. They aren't worth the time or the energy.

¤ ¤ credit: Tam | 11.07.02 at 02:10 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

My horoscope for November 7th couldn't have been more perfect:

"Move right in for the touchdown today, Robyn, and don't stop until you are successful. Don't let other people's insecurities become your insecurities. Have confidence in yourself and the way you conduct yourself around others. Just because someone else is feeling sad doesn't mean that you have to as well, just to make them feel better. The best thing you can do in this situation is to turn it around by exhibiting sheer happiness and a fun loving attitude."

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.07.02 at 02:25 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I just paid for a wedding and honeymoon, then one week after that threw a party for my son who just left for the Navy. Got two kids' birthdays in the next 3 weeks, Thanksgiving, Christmas, then two more kids' birthdays in January. Don't got a dime to spare to help Statia get to Tampa. But, having spent a few Thanksgivings alone, I am sending all my best wishes hoping enough gets collected to get her here...boobies or no. (Although it would be nice if she brought her boobies with her)

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 11.07.02 at 02:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Thank you Bill! We couldn't ask for more!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.07.02 at 02:48 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

You're serious? Like why would I give you money to go see some dude in Florida?

¤ ¤ credit: Biff | 11.09.02 at 05:32 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Fuck you Biff. Spineless wimp who can't even leave a real name and email address.

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 11.11.02 at 10:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think we all know how Biff turned out in those Back to the Future movies...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.11.02 at 10:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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