Friday, April 17, 2009

at least she didn't say "sausage arms"

now interrupting Refund / Registry Discount Extravaganza (which, btw, an-noy-ing, i'm trying to home-beautify here!) for an important message to "smith" who left this comment on this post yesterday:

"cute pictures except for the floppy boobs"

'sup smith - how's it hanging?

my message to you is 2-fold:

(a) really? i mean, really? out of all the ammunition i give you daily, the perkiness of my breasts in beachwear is the thing you latch on to? if i were you, i might have gone with:
  • cute pictures except for could you stop posting pictures of your wedding b/c its getting freakin' annoying.
  • cute pictures except for you are a vapid and selfish human being for spending a month's rent on a pair of shoes.
  • cute pictures except for do you do anything besides drink wine and online shop?

all i'm saying is maybe expand your horizons a bit - because, trust me, there are tons more ridiculous things about my life than my occasional lack of underwire.

(b) thank you. yep, thank you smith. because this comment made me realize a couple of things.

one being just how far i've come in the last 10 years. 10, 8, 5 years ago - a comment like this might have locked me in my bedroom for days. but yesterday, i snort-laughed, jokingly emailed some friends, and then took my floppy boobs out for a fabulous dinner with my Champagne Thursday girls. so thank you for reminding me how much more of a friend to myself i've become in the last decade.

thank you for reminding me how amazing my parents are for spending years worrying about me and supporting me through the toughest time in my life when i wasn't such a friend to myself. thank you for reminding me of the people who never gave up on me, even when i was hell-bent on destroying my health in the name of unattainable perfection.

thank you for reminding me what ridiculously talented, accomplished, and gorgeously unique friends i have - and for reminding me how much happier i am now that i've weeded out the those who brought nothing but negativity to my life.

thank you for reminding me that i'm in a better place now than i've ever been - that i'm healthy; that i am more or less happy with my body; that i married a man who loves me for me and encourages me to be the best form of me possible; that i am lucky to have natural breasts, even if the left is marred with ugly scarring from a lump scare.

last but not least, thank you for reminding me that sometimes, it feels really damn good not to wear a bra, and that women might be kinder to one another if they just took off their Spanx, stopped sucking-in and pushing-up, and fucking belly-laughed together every now and then.

peace out brussel sprout,
~ K

48 comments:

  1. Effing seriously? It's so cliche, but I think it's true in this case ... bitch is jealous. I know I am. :) You and your boobs are gorgeous, and I'm glad that you didn't let something like this get to you. Also, keep posting pictures, I love them!

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  2. Yay for real boobs! REAL boobs that do what they want, when they want, and are always beautiful for it! I loved this post :)

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  3. Oh YAY! I just love this post, and it's 100% emblematic of why I love 100% natural YOU. :-)

    Also, as you saw yesterday, the F-Word is kind of a fan.

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  4. A) Of COURSE she's jealous, I cannot fit the number of enviable things about you/your wedding/your blog/your life in this tiny post. B)I'm kind of inspired to take off my bra...except I'm at work and I'm sure that would be frowned upon around here. But seriously, who wears a bra in the carribean? It's warm and muggy and you're on vacation. I feel like if you're going around all underwired with the girls hoisted to your chin you'd look redonk.

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  5. YES to real boobs!
    YES to real women!
    YES to self confidence even if you are not a size 0!
    i enjoy not wearing a bra and do it quite often. i too have a scar near my right gal. and i love it because it reminds me that got through something tough too!
    much love! thanks for the rue la la script!

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  6. Kate, I *heart* you so much. You and your boobs are beautiful. =) And I agree with Jen, please keep posting pictures. They make me happy at work. =)

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  7. I love your self confidence and trust in the people that really love and care about you. It's amazing what happens as we grow up and start to surround ourselves with REAL people. You are a real woman and a gorgeous one! Thanks for sharing with us and tell "Smith" we'd all love to see a beach pic from him/her.

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  8. Hi Kate-
    I lurke from time to time on your blog and I just wanted to say that I don't think you have sausage arms or floppy boobs! I think your blog is great so keep posting the fabulous pics.

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  9. WOW!! I can't believe someone would say that! You handled that like a lady my friend!!

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  10. You carry on with your fabulous self- you're beautiful!

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  11. I think I originally found your site through Slynnro and I've been reading for a while - but I feel compelled to delurk today and tell you that you are beautiful, and it takes a very special person to have the reaction that you did to this nonsenical comment. The world would be a better place if people were as happy with themselves and their lives as you are. Congrats!

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  12. Well played!....I love this post!

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  13. OMG seriously?! Who does Smith think he/she is?! Way to tell 'em Kate! Good for you and your real woman boobs!

    Smith is totally just jealous of all the fun you and your boobs (and, you know, husband) and cute beachwear you and your boobs get to wear.

    And Smith- I suggest you take a look at http://www.007b.com/breast_gallery.php and see some real woman, non-porno boobs.

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  14. Fucking AMEN! You are beautiful and we love you!

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  15. You go girl.

    I'm glad you laughed about it-I did. In my head, I thought, "hahahaha who the F is Smith??" I mean really...get a life.

    Your life is fabulous! Have a great weekend.

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  16. Oh Kate...love your posts. Well said, and I just have to re-read now and again when I am feeling less than perky - pun intended ;)

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  17. I love everything you said and am so glad that you felt the confidence to say it! And yes, it made me cry, and that is a good thing too! You're the best!!

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  18. I think I love you! Too funny and btw, You have a great rack! ;)

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  19. Very well put.

    The jealousy and rudeness of some people is unbelievable... but I love your response and hope Smith reads it!

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  20. WTH is wrong with people, seriously? You are beautiful and as has been said above, she is obvs jealous of your fantabulous honeymoon, cutey of a husband and hot personna!
    you are awesome for writing this!

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  21. as i mentioned on twitter. RIDICUCLOUS. you are amazing, and have fantastic boobs. i only WISH mine were big enough to be a little floppy!! :)

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  22. Love it! You are awesome and I love how you responded back to this psycho! Yay for real boobs and for having a mountain of self confidence to not lash out or break down! I think the real issue is that she's jealous of your CLous....I know I am :(

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  23. AMEN sister!! I happen to think you are fanfreakingtastic, and I don't think I'm alone in that!!

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  24. Dear Smith,
    Bless Your Heart!
    Dear Kate,
    Rock on Bitch...........
    Now can we get back to the rent shoes and pictures please.....

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  25. i've got one AMEN for each of your boobs! you're gorgeous in all of your pictures-- and you're even more gorgeous because you're so freakin witty and smart! we love you!!!

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  26. Seriously, someone takes time out of their day to write a "dig" of a comment like that on someone's blog that they likely will never meet? What nerve! Your pics are beautiful, and you should treasure them for the rest of your life!

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  27. 10 Points: You

    Here's to real boobs!!!!

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  28. YAY FOR YOUR REAL BOOBS! There's nothing wrong with going natural and without a bra! You're pictures are beautiful!

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  29. Dude!! Who the crap writes that to someone?? Sheesh!! Yay for being a real woman!! Who cares if they might be a wee floppy? Mine are (thanks, running)--but, that's why someone invented The Miracle Bra. Besides, I don't think the fake ones look right--I mean really...

    You're gorgeous, have a great life and had a beautiful wedding. Some people are just jealous.

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  30. Kate, my love for you grows each day!

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  31. Here's the thing... that was (or is) the BEST post!!!!!!! Love it and we love you!

    p.s. 'Smith', we'll ruin your life if you ever post a comment like that on one of our friends blogs again. Capiche?

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  32. what a bitch, and i love it that her blog is private. dumbass!

    xoxo!

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  33. I love this post... and I only wish I could wear those dresses without my double-dogs flopping out! You rocked 'em!

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  34. There is one other silver lining from all of this that you did not mention...it seems nowadays in the blogosphere that you have officially hit the big-time when random people start "hating" on you via comments. The most trafficked blogs have to deal with this crap, and now you're through your rite of passage. Elefantitas is moving into the big leagues of blogging!

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  35. What's wrong with looking happy and relaxed (sans bra)?! Ugh, what a fuckin' cliche to criticize someone's body. You go!

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  36. I can't believe someone would post something like that!

    I'm so inspired by how you handled this...by not letting insults get you down. I've definitely been dealing with this in the real world...and I will definitely be looking to you for how to handle this in the future! Good for you!

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  37. ::::breaks into round of applause::::

    good for you kate. i feel so proud of you and how far you've come. although we don't totally "know" one another, i too have come a long way. i know i'm pretty damn proud of myself - and proud of any woman who can come through that shit on the healthy size.

    congrats to you, and well said.

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  38. Go you! As someone who sadly shares a name with said offender, I have to say...you look absolutely FABULOUS in all of your honeymoon photos! As someone who also loves to go sans bra as often as possible...dude, what the heck is wrong with that??!!! :)

    So glad you didn't let this get to you!

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  39. You are terrific. Screw "smith" and his/her bad attitude. You had a fabulous wedding! You have an incredible husband!

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  40. That was really ugly! Some women, and thank goodness it is only a few, are just plain mean and seem to be getting some sort of twisted high school revenge when they should be LOOOOONG past all that sort of jealous bitchery. I had this very experience this weekend with a "famous writer" as I attended her class last weekend. Just pure hatefulness! You look great in your pic and I enjoy your blog!

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  41. Thank you for the post. Your pics are beautiful and I am so glad you were able to turn negativity into such a postive self evaluation. Thank you for being honest, real, and as always very very funny.

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  42. i've never been to your blog before, but i jumped over via Slynnro today...and i LOVE this post! and your honeymoon pics look dreamy :)

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  43. You look amazing!!! Stunningly beautiful in all of your pictures!! We all love you and I have to say, this post was one of my favorite EVER!`

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  44. I just read this post, but amen to it! You are absolutely beautiful, and if you need a boost about your boobs (which it doesn't sound like you do), I can send you a picture of mine. I have dubbed them "D'Pancakes!" Unfortunately, that is kind of what breastfeeding does do you. So be it!

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