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Posted: 08.27.2003
So here's the deal
Thanks so much to everyone for all the responses. I really appreciate 'em!

Here's the decision I've made. I'm going forward because it's something I said I would do -- and it's something I want to do. I'm very proud of what we all accomplished in 2002. However, it won't be a one-woman show this year. I'm going to take on help and lots of it. And I've developed an amazing amount of control -- especially with pre-approved comments -- and the ability to just walk away if something gets to be too much -- here over the last year. I'm not above stopping donations and entries mid-swing and cutting Komen a check for the amount earned to date and saying "that's it". My health, and especially that of my child, will always come first. And believe me, I have a husband sitting right here next to me making sure of that. You might have noticed he's walked away from blogging altogether because he simply got tired of all the BS that can be associated with it... He is the main reason why I went on brief hiatus in July.

But despite all the flak, flaming, and general bitchery I took last year -- and still take for it to some extent with all of the name calling I receive -- again, 2002's event is something I'm proud of. Being able to make the final donation call to Komen, and purchase Statia's plane ticket, was truly one of the highlights of my year. I've been blessed a lot this year. I'd like to pass that karma on... I've always been a firm believer in doing that.

So there you have it. You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. So...I can quit quoting lyrics for maybe five seconds? -Robyn

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

{{hugs}} I'm hoping I can help or at least do something this year, we'll see how that week is healthwise! I'm glad that you are taking care of YOU first. love ya!!!

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 08.27.03 at 06:32 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ooooh, I forgot to mention... I was thinking about you the other day because I went to try on a kazillion shoes to find something better to walk in, and lo-and-behold, I found shoes that have the pink breast cancer logo on them and a portion of my purchase went to Komen! :) Then I had to tell my sister how I had supported them last year with more than a shoe purchase. :giggle:

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 08.27.03 at 06:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

The Royal We (tm) can take a few moments from shining the tiara to help, of course. Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)...

¤ ¤ credit: Zuly | 08.27.03 at 10:10 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Aside from the vouyeristic (boy I hope I spelled that right) fascination with the project, it is a fantastic idea for everyone to get a little crazy for a damn good cause. And bitching at you for promoting the awareness of that cause is such a childish and ridiculous act.

Keep on doing what you're doing, I'd like to hope that there are more of us out here who support you and everyone who was involved last year, that we can drown out the simpletons who get their panties in a bunch.

¤ ¤ credit: Matt | 08.27.03 at 10:14 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I wish I had the time (and knowledge of Web-type programming) to help, but you can certainly count on me for a good donation.

I'd send you pickles, too. You can plug them into the wall and cook them, you know...


¤ ¤ credit: Captain Sunshine | 08.27.03 at 10:18 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

you know you don't even have to ask. I'll do what I can.

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 08.27.03 at 10:44 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I've got boobies and a decent knowledge of web programming. Money on the other hand, I don't. But if you need me for one, the other, or both, let me know. I'll do what I can.

¤ ¤ credit: Veshka | 08.27.03 at 11:22 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

i'll help out with the sorting and resizing of boob pictures. no, really!

ok, seriously... last year, you did this to raise money for statia's trip, and the rest ended up going to Komen. in that same spirit, i think that you should at least buy some baby clothes for yourself (well, not for you, but for the lil squirt), and have the rest go to charity...

just an idea...

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 08.27.03 at 11:39 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well, $359 will be going to a blogger charity Mikey -- but I don't think baby clothes exactly qualify. ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 08.27.03 at 11:41 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I've got boobs and plenty of time. Just let me know what you need, and I'd be more than happy to help you. For such an excellent cause, who wouldn't be glad to help?

¤ ¤ credit: Jen | 08.27.03 at 01:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

we here to help too! just say when :oD

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 08.27.03 at 06:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I think it goes without saying that you've got a veritable army of folks out here who'll help in whatever way we can. You just have to say the word!

¤ ¤ credit: Sunidesus | 08.28.03 at 01:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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