The Stoli Shirt Diaries

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9/10/09 will go down and one of the most fun days of my LIFE!  I had scores and scores of nice and supportive emails from people all over the globe.  I made a huge sale in real life.  AND Peter Facinelli aka Dr. Cullen aka Coop confirmed via his Twitter that Rob received the new Stoli vodka t-shirt that I mailed Rob on 8/24/09.  And then he reached out across the net and grabbed my boob.  Just kidding.  (Nurse Jackie humor there folks.)  I thought I'd recap, diary style, the adventures of the new Stoli shirt.  If you'd like to join my adventure then read on!

7/25/09 - The Day It All Began

It all started with NYC pics of Rob wearing his holey, sewn grey Stoli shirt.  I thought he might like to have a back up in case the original ever bit the dust.  I scoured the web for one with the logo in Russian and, let me save you about 5 hours of searching, they no longer exist.  So with a winning bid on eBay of $2.23, I purchased Rob a vintage Stoli shirt from a seller in NY.  He had received the shirt as a gift years ago, but it didn't fit right so he finally decided to sell it.  I couldn't believe my good luck, but 23 IS my lucky number so I always end my bids in 23.  Sure it's black, sure it's in English, but it's Stoli and it's damn close.



8/09/09 - Teen Choice Awards

I had hopped over to LA from Vegas to check out the Teen Choice Awards, so I took the Stoli with me hoping I might get within chucking distance of Rob to throw him the Stoli.  I failed, too far away.


8/24/09 - Safe Travels Stoli Shirt

I decided that my best bet was to FedEx the shirt to Vancouver.  I wrote a simple, handwritten note really quick, scanned it and left for FedEx.  FedEx told me it would be $57 to ship 3-day, and I didn't think that price was very rock-n-roll so I left.  Instead, I went to USPS and shipped priority mail for $12.  The only thing in the envelope was the shirt and the letter you see here, nothing else.  I didn't put my contact info anywhere, no phone, no pics, nada - truly a gift.  The only return address is on the outside of the envelope.  Read below and if you need to know what "sexpender" pants are please Google it - the phrase was coined specifically for 1 pair of Rob's pants.





8/25/09 - Let the Blogging Begin

If you follow me or pretty much any of the Rob-based fan sites on Twitter, you'd know that JAG blogged about my shipping of the new Stoli on her site, Random Acts of Rob.  JAG declared that we were all to be on RobNewStoliWatch to see if he ever wears the new Stoli, maybe on laundry day or during the next time old Stoli has to get patched.  Since then it has been chaos.  The handful of times we hear word that Rob was seen out and pap pics would be coming out, we collectively have been holding our breath and crossing our fingers for the new Stoli shirt to make it's debut. 

9/10/09 - PFach In Da House!

After many people on Twitter joined together to "encourage" Rob to wear the new Stoli to the VMAs, we got an unexpected visit from the good doctor, Mr. Peter Facinelli.  He tweeted to his 2 million followers that Rob got the Stoli shirt and joked that he was saving it for the New Moon premiere.  At that very instant Twitter failed, I am not lying.  It locked up and I must have refreshed 10 times before the page came back up.  All around the Twitterverse the RPATTZ community was either squealing, asking what the Stoli shirt was, or, in my case, saying "GET THE FUCK OUT!" and asking for an ambulance.  It wasn't until many hours later that the buzz started to wear off.


9/11/09 - Rob, Do Us A Solid - Wear the New Stoli!

So now that we have the best delivery confirmation on Earth, RobNewStoliWatch kicks into high gear.  I ask that you use your mental energy to telepathically will Rob to wear the new Stoli shirt soon.  Maybe get papped in it at the airport this weekend on the way to the VMAs.  If this happens I must warn you that I will likely not survive.  In which case I would like to say that I leave my site to JAG and FP to takeover and carry on. 


Thanks for reading!  Please take a moment to leave me a comment below and wish the Stoli shirt good luck!  I leave you with my favorite passage of all time because it is very fitting for this occasion:

They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"   ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road

One love, Jen

Posted:  Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:50:10 PM