Monday, July 16, 2012

Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou

So much gets said about the internet. That its anonymity breeds angers. That contempt and callousness reign. That it reinforces and rewards the worst in our nature. All of this can be true, sometimes. But the internet can also be a place of endless wonder. A place where people can find each other and feel a little less alone. A place where strangers reach out to help other strangers. A place where a ridiculous request can be granted out of selfless generosity. A place where you can start a fundraiser to raise $2,000 and raise $13,288.

I can’t begin to express the gratitude I feel for all of your donations. I can’t because, for once, I cannot find the words. And for someone who trades in words daily, that’s saying something. I am humbled and amazed by your kindness. It is the very definition of an embarrassment of riches. Because of your contributions not only will I be able to buy that laptop I set out to buy, I can pay off that persistent debt that has been plaguing me. Thank you does not even begin to cover it.

I will begin working on fulfillment of reward perks soon. Though I do not expect to get them all finished until after I return from the BlogHer conference in New York in the beginning of August. But, rest assured, they are coming. All 278 of you will hear from me soon.

So now, as promised, I will fulfill my end of the deal and let you see me. I haven’t posted my picture for all these years for a variety of reasons. Privacy, shyness and a belief that what is written is more important than who writes it. But, I also know that after all this time together, people get curious. Who is this person? Is she who she says she is? What does she look like? Well, I look like this. Yep, that’s my big, goofy face.

Thank you, kittens. Thank you to infinity. And now back to your regularly scheduled tank tops.

105 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the entertainment through the years. I now have a new weekend crush!

*** GayGirl *** said...

Exactly as I expected. You exude as much awesome brilliance as your gorgeous posts. ;o)

- GG

roussefolle said...

nice to meet You at last:)

Alicia M said...

That's fantastic! You deserve every penny!

jetgirl said...

You have a big goofy beautiful face! I didn't donate because I got bills up the wazoo but I think you're great and your blog is wonderful. I'm so happy that people were able to show their appreciation for the work that you've done. How about a pic of your shiny new toy?

Laurie said...

I wish I could have contributed to pay you back for all that you've contributed to me. I've been struggling to make it as a self-employed woman for two years, and your success, audacity and resolve are daily reminders that I'm going to make it too! Thank you right back atcha!

Daniel said...

Awww... I love your big, goofy, smiling face! :)

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you, finally ! Great smile.

Anonymous said...

You're beautiful, in words and in your person. Thank YOU, Miss Snarker, for all the emotions you have brought forth from me over the years!

Jasmine said...

Yay! So glad to be able to put a beautiful face to the writing after all this time :)

Anonymous said...

Awww, Ms. Snarker, you deserve every penny of it, for everything your beautiful words have given to your readers throughout the years.

Through your tireless efforts, day after day, the queer internet is a kinder, funnier, sexier, and all-round more fabulous place. And now you've shared your big, beautiful face with its big, beautiful smile with the world! Increasing your level of awesomeness to heights heretofore deemed impossible.

Rock on!

Victoria said...

Yay!! You deserve it! And you are my weekend crush forever and ever and my favourite blogger on all of the internet. keep it up, and nice to see your face! :)

Mandy said...

Enjoy your new computer, Ms. Snarker! Take a picture of it and give it an awesome name. :)

And d'awww, that is indeed a great, big, beautiful smile. Definitely weekend crush times a bazillion levels. ;) <3

Rosie said...

Yay!!! You did it!!!! Congratulations!
And great debut picture by the way...so nice to finally see you:)

kasadilla11 said...

Well hi there!

Congratulations, Ms. Snarker! Hopefully the money you've raised makes your life a whole lot easier/less stressful. And plus, shiny new laptop! :)

Thank you for your wonderful, insightful, funny and poignant writing. Keep on keepin' on!

barbara said...
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;) babs said...

hurray for the real Snarker!!!
so nice to see you at last!

Anonymous said...

adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hey, you're beautiful and have the sweetest smile ever.
From a faithful Brazilian reader :)

nallus said...

Thanx for all the tank tops & your big, beautiful, goofy face!

Anonymous said...

u look pretty cute. :D nice

Anonymous said...

omg you're like the cutest thing ever :D i'm so incredibly glad you can breathe more easily now. now, on to the tank tops!

Reading Rambo said...

Aww, you're so cute!! (ahem, not that that's more important than the writing, of course) So glad people exceeded expectations.

MakingSpace said...

You are so cute and I love your flannel shirt and you look absolutely joyful and CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Peggy said...

You are my weekday crush. girl!

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure that today's picture features one of the cutest gals I've seen on this site in all the years I've been reading it! Love the site - thanks for all the hard work you've put into it, and I'm excited that you've reaped some benefits! Yay to reduced stress!

Carmen SanDiego said...

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Nice to meet you, DS

Anonymous said...

It never fails to amaze me how much you can tell about someone from their writing. A little hint here, another hint there, and over the years you create a picture in your mind. You are EXACTLY how I imagined you - down to the thumb ring (although not the plaid shirt) :-)

Anonymous said...

ADORABLE! Exactly as I pictured you. Kind face, wise eyes and a happy and slightly mischievous smile.

egghead said...

Wow, some kind of cute goin on with the Snarker. :D

I just started reading several, several months ago, so I had not had time to form a picture in my mind. (I don't do that anyway, really.)

Yet, I must admit I am surprised.

You are a thoughtful, lustfully funny, sensitive, sometimes very sentimental writer. That's all I know.

P.s. I had to buy some expensive items this month, so, so sorry I was not able to contribute. I feel really, really guilty for getting to see your picture.

Kristan Hoffman said...

Congrats! And yippee, it's so nice to finally see you. :)

Anonymous said...

I totally would ;)

J. said...

Very nice, Ms. Snarker. Your face matches your words... Awesome! Congrats on exceeding both your goals. Now go tell those bloodsucking debt collectors to "SUCK IT"!!!

Vale said...

What an adorable smile :)

beth said...

Thanks for the super cute pic! Thanks for everything.

searching for the best in Texas said...

look how cute you are

Anonymous said...

You are definitely my new weekend crush!!

Anonymous said...

adffkkjgsd you're too cute i can't

Anonymous said...

so, you really are NOT Dara Nai (ghosting this wonderful Blog)?!! just joking...love you both and feel blessed that you both exist.

Elani Temperance said...

You are gorgeous and you deserve every penny!

Michelle said...

Very cute, indeed! :)

Nelfy said...

As a reader of this blog for years and years, not knowing what you look like was always a little bit of a "mystery". I read blog where the writer posts many pictures and blogs where the writer never posts pictures. I haven't quite decided which one I like better.

That being said, Hi! So nice to finally see your face! It was a nice surprise to see you on here today.

Redbone210 said...

Hi Snarker, so nice to finally meet you!

And you are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Adorkably cute!! Congratulations :)

Amanda said...

Congrats. You deserve it. :)

Amanda

LK said...

Yay! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

You are adorable!

beebee10 said...

You smile warms my heart!!

Anonymous said...

So awesome to put a face to a name, after following you for so many years! Keep up the excellent work!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoa. I'm going to have to read your posts in a much friendlier tone from now on. That ain't a snarky face.

Derek said...

I love your blog even though you write like a college graduate, but look like a high school student! Now I feel old.

tlsintx said...

Dorothy Snarker, you DOLL you!
Whatever you do, keep writing! xoxox

lenageek said...

Okay, so when are we getting the Dorothy Snarker tank top edition? You are an awesome ball of cuteness! Nice to see you at last!

capesquad said...

What, no tank top?

;)

Polly said...

Current fave is definitely "awesome ball of cuteness!" And thank you. B/c now it will be just that much easier to grab you by the lapels and bear-hug you at BlogHer in NY this Aug.

I am so glad you were able to see just how deep and wide the love goes for you, Ms. Snarker. You are a treasure and worth all this over & over again.

Yr longtime fan,
Polly

Anonymous said...

Thank YOU! So happy to support a great, snarky writer!

Anonymous said...

I WANT TO HAVE YOUR GAYBIES!! That is all:)

Unknown said...

Oh My Goodness you are as beautiful as your personality :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. And thanks for making me laugh. A lot. Truly. Heartfelt. Thanks.

Nic said...

So very cool. :)

Big Shamu said...

Excellent. Not that your thumb wasn't cute.

kilik said...

Cool.. ^_^ you look sweet.

paulla said...

Gorgeous! ..and thank YOU!

Leigh said...

Beautiful and a Hoosier! Who could ask for more;)

Anonymous said...

You Go Girl! Happy for you!

Daña said...

Oh, Ms Snarker, you've held out for so long and now come to show us your cuteness all aglowing.
Thanks for the lust, the laughs and the love of womyn --- the three features of your blog that I admire most.
And it is nice to have a face to go with all of those words.
xxx,
Daña

Lydia said...

I have enjoyed your blog for quite some time. After you get done with all those thank you notes you;ll have to break all kinds of hearts declining dinner invites. Which begs the question...if you're ever in Colorado Springs, can I buy you dinner?

FASTTCR said...

To see your face was worth every penny. You make my day 5 days a week and twice on Tuesdays. This week a bonus Monday!

Enjoy your new laptop - go all out - get a MAC!

Anonymous said...

and i was so worried "noooo i dont want to see the picture it will ruin everything it can never be as beautiful as the writing". well yes it can.

Anonymous said...

So glad my small contribution is part of this great result! I feel like I am invading your privacy by checking out your picture (but of course I couldn't resist.)
Now that this love-fest is almost over I expect you to get back to your Snarkiness ASAP!

Anonymous said...

yaaaaaaaaaay
d_(^_^)_b

Unknown said...

well worth every penny! thank you for what you give every day.

Anonymous said...

a picture says more than a 1000 words, thanks for sharing yours. your words will resonate even better now combined with your smiling face :)

Anonymous said...

thanks DS thanks

Shazzer said...

Why am I not surprised that you're a stunner? Congrats on the successful campaign and all the well-deserved internet love flowing your way!

Sally said...

A beautiful face to go with beautiful words.

jediknight said...

If you looked like that, what took you so long to post that picture?
To quote Dr. Isles, "You're gorgeous, my friend". I believe the word goofy is being misused here :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you DS, for all the years of making our days brighter.

Jody said...

Just beautiful, Ms. Snarker. Thank you for sharing your face as well as your words with us.

PatsyBailey said...

Talk about well deserved! I think this is called 'good karma'.. Over the years you've brought us so much joy, laughter and food for thought, it's only natural that you got rewarded by us for doing what you do best. Also, in the name of Dr. Smartypants, you're gorgeous, my friend :) though I wish you posted a picture with a tanktop so that you could include yourself every week. Heh. All the good vibes, all the awards and nonononono thankyououous all the way from Amsterdam (talk about unity through the internet!) xoxo

Michael M. Jones said...

I always expected you to be...taller.
Don't ever change. :)

Anonymous said...

i hope that you print out all of these comments and put them somewhere for easy access when you need a little pick me up! No only did people open their wallets to show how appreciative they are of the work you do. They now know what a hottie you are too! I mean, you have more cutie comments, a few dinner invitations, than I have ever received in the last 5 years! You do deserve this! Thanks for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Nice to see you after such a long time! Congrats ;) your fan from the other side of the world where kittens love you more!

Erica said...

Whoo! Great to see your gorgeous face! So glad you've got some support after all these years...

Patricia said...

Glad to meet you! you put your face where your word is... or something like that! Way to go Snaker! Thks a lot for your writing and sharing!

Sapphist Gazetteer said...

You're gorgeous.

Sapphist Gazetteer said...

You're gorgeous.

SheTookMyEggs said...

You're the cutest. And quite brave. Good work on the fundraiser!

Kate said...

Thank you. For all the words and all the snark. Thou art a true artist.

Anonymous said...

congratulations snarks..you did it and I knew you would....thank you for your posts that keeps this reader happy in knowing there are others like me up to date on things happening and thank you for bringing our Canadian women to the forefront..anytime you are in western Canada give us a shout..and you will be wined and dined till you yell for time out...hahahahahahah

Anonymous said...

u r adorable!

Voo said...

awww, thank you for that Ms. Snarker! Your beauty shines! <3 keep making our queer lives a bit nicer with every post :))

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the writing.

Anonymous said...

So nice to put a face to all of this amazingly witty and talented prose I've been reading these past few months! You are beautiful! :-D

Anonymous said...

You are a cutie. Thanks for all the laughs and entertainment through the years. I've truly enjoyed every last bit of it. :)

Sheren Bamberger said...

I can finally put a face to a name. A beautiful face at that. Especially considering how much joy you have brought me with your writing. :D
You deserve all that was raised!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes karma is a bitch. And sometimes karma is an angel. You deserve this. ALL of this! You are beautiful! You are amazing!
You make us laugh. You make us drool. You make us smarter. You help us stay up to date with what is important in this world. You help us stay up to date with what is hot in this world. You have helped SO many women and girls out there feel better about themselves, accept themselves, love themselves! You make our days better! You deserve this! NEVER doubt that!
So thank YOU, Ms Snarker! And know that you are loved!

Anonymous said...

awesome pic! you pretty much rule the universe, honey!
Aimsel in Portland, Maine

VickyD said...

WOOhoo!!! I only read 2 blogs- yours and my cousin's (about her family...)

Opening and seeing this post was like Christmas :)

Thanks for having the confidence to share your thoughts and now your face with us!

FeltHat said...

Wow did that just feel like coming out again?
As ever thankyou for our daily 'must read'
keep on keeping on Snarker
Love L in the UK

@butwait + @sacarlavoz said...

Next time you do a fundraiser, you have to offer a photo of you in a tank top. Clearly.

In all seriousness, we love your work and were pleased that our financial circumstances allowed us to chip in a little by way of appreciation.

We have absolutely come to count on your perspective and your fabulous writing... thanks for everything!

Anonymous said...

Long time reader here, so lovely to see you! what a beautiful smile. Thank you for all the laughs over the years :-)

Anonymous said...

You are more lovely than I imagined! Thank you for your brilliant and thoughtful comments. You are the only blog I read. And as a new lesbian-- who came out after age 36...I feel connected to the community for the first time. Thank you again for brightening my day! And for the courage to show us yourself.

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Anonymous said...

You are gorgeous! Now that is a face to match the wonderful and entertaining posts I've been reading! Thank you!