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Posted: 11.12.2002
I can't see her 'til I'm foaming at the mouth
So someone seems to have a problem with what blogging has become. [quote] "It's all 'ooh, vote for me for this' or 'hey, send me money so i can go out and party with my friends' and the always popular and ever-so-dreaded 'hey, let's talk about the WAR!'"

So I'm sure she's not the first, and won't be the last, to have a problem with this. And I just want to set the record straight one more time for those who think I've dethroned Anna Nicole as the new Queen of Tacky.

If this had started off as asking someone else to send you money so you could go out and party with your friends...

  1. Statia would have just asked for the money herself. She wouldn't have found out after the fact when the webpage had already been set up and blogged about here.

  2. I would be taking that extra $745.10 in the pot and giving it to him, and her, and her just to name a few. They all want to be here, too. They can't afford it either.

    But you see, when I realized we were getting above and beyond what we'd asked / dreamed possible, I decided I had a choice. I could cut the donations off and feel good that I'd done something nice for Statia. I could keep taking them and feel good that I'd done something really nice for Statia by buying her a first-class ticket. Or I could change the focus to help countless people, because countless other people were willing to submit photos, spread the word, and part with their hard-earned money. I chose the road less traveled.

  3. I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to go through a divorce and have a bad relationship with your family, all at the same time.

  4. I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to sit in your apartment alone on Thanksgiving Day eating a Swanson's dinner.

  5. I hope your friends wouldn't be so fucking pathetic that they'd know that was going to be your fate, and they'd leave you there to sit in it anyway, without doing anything and everything in their limited power to prevent it.

  6. I hope you already know the sheer joy and delight of having those you care about the most surrounding you at the holidays and on your birthday -- especially when a milestone like 30 rolls along. I hope their bank account balances are all high enough they can get there, should you live thousands of miles away from them.

    I suppose I could pimp my Amazon wishlist instead like other bloggers have been known to do, suggesting an itemized list of specific items I've really had my eye on, since everyone knows the yellow Ultra Mega Mega Man is the cheapest. That might show a little more class.

    But you know what is going to make me the happiest as I tackle this next new decade of life before me? Running up and hugging Statia when she walks off that plane. Calling the Susan G. Komen Foundation next week with my credit card number and knowing that because I tried to make a difference for one person, it snowballed into a community effort to make a difference for A LOT of people. And going to sleep the night of my birthday next to my husband.

    Those are the gifts you cannot unwrap. They just happen. Two I made happen. One came straight from God above. If that makes me any less of a person in your eyes, thankfully He is the only one that gets to judge me at the end of my life here on Earth.

  7. Yes, we are going to party. Yes, we are going to have a good time. And yes we are going to do things on a webcam that we will never live down. A-fucking-men. I only turn 30 once and I don't plan to leave my 20s quietly. If you've got a problem with that, I hear Denny's serves a nice "Bitter, Party of One" dinner the evening of November 28th. I hope you enjoy it. Make sure to request the nice parsley garnish.

    I, on the other hand, will be blowing out my candles -- as I stand beside all of my friends who stepped up to the plate and got the back of someone who didn't deserve to be where circumstances were going to put her. And who didn't even ask to get out of them. People just cared enough to make sure fate could be reversed with a little effort on their part.

    And I'd much rather have THOSE people by my side, knowing all along that you hate what we've "become", than someone who's really good at bitching and moaning about how bad the world is -- but doesn't have the tits to stand up and do something right for a change to make it better. Your friend went to Iraq. Not you. I'm sorry, but that doesn't cut it.

So in case the point has happened to escape you 'til now, that would be a big ol' BITE ME coming out of the state of Florida. You might want to ask yourself, just exactly what has YOUR blog done lately for the community, beyond mere words, anyway?

Who's next? Happy birthday to me.

UPDATE: This post is in no way directed at Melly, who I happen to light candles to daily and consider the best Oklahoma export ever.

UPDATE 2: I have since removed the links to the blogger in question who I strongly (obviously) felt was attacking Statia. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out, if you really have to know what set me off, by checking out the link in the first paragraph. And to somewhat quote her, if you go off starting shit in her blog on my behalf, don't expect me to praise you for it. That is not what this is all about!

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

actually, what it's about, Robyn, the second blogger I ever spoke to, is that you need not explain yourself to anyone. Part of what I wrote was about a comment about--- jesus this is getting complicated.

It had a lot to do with the ass clown that had a problem with your statia/breast fund. It was never at any point directed at you.

¤ ¤ credit: melly | 11.12.02 at 03:55 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I wasn't upset by your entry at all Melly -- I agreed with it! It was the comment linked to the person in the first paragraph of my rant that got me all riled up.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 04:00 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Anyone who doesn't like what you/we all did over this past week can go ram it where the sun don't shine. The first lot of money was donated by FRIENDS of the person in question, the rest, sent by strangers is all going to charity.

I have had a tonne of fun over the past few days flashing my puppies to the world and going boob to boob with Statia & Robyn to fight it out for the bestest boobs. I can't wait to do it again next year!

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 11.12.02 at 04:10 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Right On.

¤ ¤ credit: Robin | 11.12.02 at 04:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

By the way, if you think you just have to get me something for my 30th birthday anyway, I'd still like him to reenact that human sundae photo with me at the party.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 05:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

You brought tears to my eyes baby. I'd through the firey pits of hell and back If I could make that guy pop out of your birthday cake!

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 11.12.02 at 06:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Damn, baby!

People you have no fucking clue about the time and energy she puts into this blog, this project - it's her life and her outlet. For anyone to denegrate her and dismiss her is just pathetic. They (errr, SHE) need to get to the doctor pronto, because they have a serious case of headuptheirass. Seek your own life, you miserable bastard(s), and leave us alone if you think we're assholes. This blog and my blog is the way we choose to live ours, and we are blessed enough to have friends who choose to live it with us.

¤ ¤ credit: dick | 11.12.02 at 07:29 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ok, you guys can't make this emotional on this little sleep. Group hug!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 07:31 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Nicked from Annette's comments on something completely different...yet oh so appropriate here:

HG Wells said moral indignation is envy with a halo. Righteous indignation is professional victimhood sporting the same headgear. Neither is an attractive fashion statement.

¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 11.12.02 at 07:39 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

You know, I realized today I was an idiot and didn't even have Annette Blogrolled. I corrected that today and she's on the main page so I have to live with that horrible, evil oversite for the rest of my life and never have it happen again.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 07:46 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Damn Michele for always being able to say it better!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 08:10 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Even if you were the "Queen of Tacky" (sorry, I couldn't even write that without spewing coffee through my nose), so the hell what? As long as you're not "Queen of Spite" you're ok by me.

And so the hell what if you're not ok by me (or anyone else)? I think the same comment I made for Michele applies here, too.

Mount BiteMe awaits their patronage.

¤ ¤ credit: Solonor | 11.12.02 at 08:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Wow, I almost landed on that list of Bite Me's hehe...instead I decided to show my boobies for a good cause, and i'm damn proud of my girls..errr ya

Wish I was coming to that party *gives someone the evil eye* ;) There will always be a next time =) Hope you have a great birthday, and drink lots for me =D

¤ ¤ credit: Dania | 11.12.02 at 08:51 AM | link--this ¤ ¤


I have to say that I find your ideas and talents very insprirational. I wish that I could have the smallest portion of your generosity and call it my own.

Thank you for giving a place that not only makes us laugh, but inspires as well.

¤ ¤ credit: whistler | 11.12.02 at 09:01 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think you are wonderful for helping out a friend...and I intend to be there too...via your webcam...to wish you a very happy birthday!

¤ ¤ credit: sandy | 11.12.02 at 09:18 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Deep thought time: I am convinced that trying to explain the milk of human kindness to those who are lactose intolerant is often a waste of time.

(Disclaimer: This is a general comment. If you take offense at this, personally, then perhaps you'd better shut down your defense mechanism this time and just read it as a semi-philosophical note instead.)

¤ ¤ credit: Annette | 11.12.02 at 09:27 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

(Highfive Annette!) I love that comment.

¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 11.12.02 at 09:31 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm just curious as to why does this need any explanation? It's just a blog. It's just someone's thoughts, silliness, activities on "paper".

People have rights to opinions and comments. Perhaps it's better to just blow it off or have a silent "bite me" instead of getting into this on this level?

Whether it's a blog or you going to the store and choosing the faux pas product--someone is going to criticise what you do. Who gives a shit? You wanna raise money so your friend can come and see you for your b-day? Great. You want to put the extra money towards a charity? Even better.

I don't see the point in going tit for tat (no pun intended) about other's business, activities, or intentions. Robyn, you do what you want. To the other bloggers, comment if you want. Who cares?

I find that 80%-90% of blogs are either interesting to read or at the very least, visually appealing beyond belief. If I don't like the content, I move on.

To everyone out there. Blogs are your space. Do what you want with them.

Now, back to the titties.

¤ ¤ credit: dasheekeejones | 11.12.02 at 10:40 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think a lot of people jump to conclusions before reading all the background to gain a full understanding. They get a glimpse of a portion of something and automatically form an opinion and start spewing at the keyboard. People are ballsy on the internet...becuase its easier to confront people when you don't have to look them in the eye and come up with words on the spot. If this were all happening in person...I bet most people would not even open their mouth.

Those of us who paid attention and know your style know why you started this campaign...to help a friend. No need to explain...I say just flip 'em the virtual bird and be done with it.

¤ ¤ credit: sphinx | 11.12.02 at 11:06 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

i've spent thanksgiving alone before, and nobody should ever have to do it. you must be one of the sweetest people on earth to arrange for statia to spend hers with you instead. but i knew that.

¤ ¤ credit: tanya | 11.12.02 at 11:06 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I hope your life is never so fucking pathetic that you have to go through a divorce and have a bad relationship with your family, all at the same time

AMEN sister as one going through this I can say A F*cking MEN!!! What everyone did and I say everyone cause it was such a huge group effort and it was something that had a huge multifold effect. Statia gets to celebrate with you guys, cancer funds got raised, and women of all diversity got to express thier bodies and feel good about themselves and let's not leave the fact out that the men got to enjoy these "fruits" ;) So go girl make a huge memory for your 30th birthday and know that we all share it with you and love you :)

¤ ¤ credit: gnome-girl | 11.12.02 at 11:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I donated cash to the Stacia Fund because that was me last year. I had just lost my father and had no real home to go to for the holidays. I was strapped for cash and so were all my friends. I spent my first parentless Christmas alone in Ohio, 700 miles from everything and everyone I love.

I wish I had had the fortune to know a Robyn last winter when I really needed a friend.

¤ ¤ credit: Tam | 11.12.02 at 11:56 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

if poeple do not like what you are doing then so be it. i on the other hand enjoyed every minute of the Statia campaign. i was happy to give. i enjoy reading your blog each and everyday. most of all i am glad that Statia gets to spend time with friends over Thanksgiving. Robyn, you are one class act. i could only strive to be as kind and loving as you are. far from the "queen of tacky" i'd say.

¤ ¤ credit: Alteredboy | 11.12.02 at 11:57 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I've gathered the offending parties up on Mount BiteMe.

Sacrificial bonfire begins at 10. Who wants to light the match?

¤ ¤ credit: michele | 11.12.02 at 12:13 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

why am i always the last one? damn

yanno, i was gonna write something all thoughtful and eloquent (like everyone else is doing), but sometimes, you just gotta lay things out like this:

screw what those cunts think. they can all fuck off.

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 11.12.02 at 12:30 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

so many of my favorite girls are involved in this. I think it's great. Did I tell you I think it's great?

You are doing a good thing. You're also getting Statia out to you.

¤ ¤ credit: hoopty | 11.12.02 at 12:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey Michele....can we make s'mores after the flames die down a bit??? PWEASE????

¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 11.12.02 at 12:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I didn't donate, as I don't have the extra cash this time of year...but...I am behind you in spirit! Greg and I have taken in many single sailors for Thanksgiving meals and Christmas dinners when they are more than a few hours away from their families. What's the difference between what you did and what we did? Nothing! The bottom line is how people perceive it. That's their problem I guess. I'm glad that she will be there for your bday...yay, you are finally catching up to me, Robyn! :)

¤ ¤ credit: Simply Sara | 11.12.02 at 01:19 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

On Thanksgiving last year I was divorced from my wife, 1200 mi. from my family, and didn't have a friend who invited me to their house for dinner. It wasn't fun. I like what you did for Statia. You must be one of her golden friends. I didn't agree with your try at a first class ticket. And more power to Statia for turning it down. I felt you should have stopped after getting enough for the cheapest coach fare, but I'm proud of you for offering the rest to the SGK Foundation. You did a wonderful thing Robyn. I tip my hat to you for all your effort. I vote that you should make it an annual event. :)

¤ ¤ credit: Sid | 11.12.02 at 01:54 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think what you did was a wonderful thing. I couldn't imagine staying home alone for any holiday, especially under those conditions. Way to go and I'm glad you'll be surrounded by friends and family on your big day. I would feel really special if I were Stacia...knowing that many people care.

¤ ¤ credit: Stacy | 11.12.02 at 02:18 PM | link--this ¤ ¤


You know your heart was in the right place and that's all that matters. If anyone else can't understand that and also know that friends will do anything for friends and family will do anything for family I truely feel sorry for them. you did good girl and I only wish I would have gotten my boobie pic in on time, oh well maybe next time.

¤ ¤ credit: Iowegian Girl | 11.12.02 at 02:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

And see, just because I'm NICE, I'm not going to make ANY comments about what IOWA stands for...

¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 11.12.02 at 03:26 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

dasheekeejones, you are entitled to live your life the way you see fit. I'm entitled to do the same with mine. And I've never been one to quietly turn the other cheek. It's not in my nature. If someone attacks my friends (and this was labeled as "give me money so I can go party in Florida"), you'd better damn well believe I'm going to stand up and defend them at the top of my lungs. Again, you handle things your way. I've chosen to handle them mine... That doesn't make either one of us right or wrong. Just different.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 04:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think you guys are awesome to open up your homes to little miss. And only wish that we could be there with you to share the holidays! Have fun-and take care of our Statia. She deserves it!

¤ ¤ credit: jenny-poo | 11.12.02 at 05:06 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

LOL Tracy- It's ok really I've lived in MN longer than I lioved in Iowa- Most commenly used is Idiots Out Walking Around- some others may have different versions. I'm still me though.

¤ ¤ credit: Iowegian Girl | 11.12.02 at 05:30 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hear hear, Robyn

¤ ¤ credit: pie | 11.12.02 at 06:48 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

If you don't like it- switch it off.

¤ ¤ credit: LisaC | 11.12.02 at 06:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

*tears in eyes* Speechless... Robyn, I am just speechless. What you all did was heart warming, amazing... my list can go on for pages. but for now I remain speechless, touched and inspired.

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 11.12.02 at 08:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

(and this was labeled as "give me money so I can go party in Florida")

well you must have read wrong if you saw the word "florida" in there. it isn't cool to misquote people. i've seen tons of people ask for cash for themselves or their friends for various reasons on websites. this isn't the first occasion and it sure as hell won't be the last. i don't want to cause trouble because i could care less what you do over here, but i just wanted to point that out, though i'm sure it will make no difference to anyone else anyway.

¤ ¤ credit: yenee | 11.12.02 at 08:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

wow i feel really lame there, i mistyped my own name and for some reason feel the need to waste more space to correct it. carry on...

¤ ¤ credit: renee | 11.12.02 at 08:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Take it from someone who knows Robyn very well... the girl is pure class. Plain and simple. She'd give you the shirt off her back if she thought you needed it. Did that person know her personally? Absolutely not -- that was quite evident. Besides the fact that she totally missed the ENTIRE point about the events of the past week. It's called FRIENDSHIP. It's called CARING. Look it up.

I'm proud to be one of the few who call Robyn Pollman my friend. And I'm damn lucky I can do that.

¤ ¤ credit: Christi | 11.12.02 at 10:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Jesus what drama. All over someone trying to help another. Obviously people are just looking for something to complain about, or theyre jealous they dont have such cool friends. Keep up the great efforts, you should be proud of yourself. And for the haters, I always loved Eminem's line, "Fuck the world!"

¤ ¤ credit: tricia | 11.13.02 at 01:45 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Don't let the turkeys get you down. BTW, I would have donated my boobie picture, but I think you wanted people to donate money, not demand it back... ;)

¤ ¤ credit: Andrea Harris | 11.13.02 at 11:22 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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