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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Real Stars vs. Fake Stars

Sometimes the craziest ideas hit you at the weirdest times. I have admitted to you 3 readers before that I'm suffering from writer's block. I've got nothing in the tank. No fresh, hot, original ideas. Nuttin' honey. I sit in front of my computer and think: "Ok there's gotta be SOMETHING to write about, right?" but there's no response. So I'm watching The Today Show this morning and those crazy Kardashians were on, discussing Kim's pregnancy and their TV show: "We're 2 Rich Girls With Enough Money To Buy A Small African Country, So Naturally You Want To Watch Us and Our Extremely Important Lives!" To say I was disgusted would be an understatement. I saw this meme on FB the other day:




This is the perfect description for those pimples on the asses of society, those Kardashians. Then I thought, what good do they do? What good, positive things can I say about Kim Kardashian? She keeps the botox industry alive? Her real dad defended OJ?  Hmmm, what else. What positive things does this woman contribute to society? And then it hit me. Like a freaking Mack truck, it hit me and I knew what I wanted to write about. Real celebrities vs. fake celebrities. Real people who do real things. Real people who do GOOD things, and who ask nothing in return. More specifically, my friend Holly Morgan Frye.

Photo courtesy of Shepherd University
Holly has never appeared on the cover of People Magazine (nor does she want to). She's never walked the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere (nor does she want to). Much like Kim Kardashian, Holly's never starred in a movie or on Broadway. But unlike Kim Kardashian, Holly has done GOOD things for society and she's does them humbly, without fanfare, and without looking for the spotlight. No, quite the opposite. Holly would be just as happy sitting in her living room, working on her tablet, wearing pajamas and drinking wine (that I've brought over) and eating cheese (that I've brought over) and watching a movie (you guessed it....) than having people fawn over her, telling her how amazing she is and snapping thousands of pictures of her in a pair of Jimmy Choos and an haute couture gown.

Kim Kardashian has donated her clothes to charity. Holly Frye has donated tens of thousands of hours to charity. Holly is the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Student Engagement at Shepherd University. She works the front lines with students and faculty for the good of the community. When Holly calls me, I know I'm in for something. Whether it be to come over and watch a movie (bring your own wine, cheese and movie) or to help bag up 40,000 lbs of sweet potatoes for food banks, soup kitchens and shelters throughout our county. I've never been invited to go help cancer patients with Kim Kardashian, but every year I gladly accept the call from Holly when she asks me to come help out with Relay for Life at Shepherd University.

I could be way off base here but I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that NONE of those Kardashians have ever built a house. God forbid they should ruin a perfectly good mani/pedi! Holly takes a huge crew of college students away every year for 'Alternative Spring Break' where they spend their spring break not drinking in bars and partying, but building a house for Habitat for Humanity. 

I will never meet Kim and Kanye's baby (thank God!) nor do I want to. But I have the pleasure of calling Holly's youngest son MY son from another mother. Our kids are best friends, and that's how I came to meet Holly. And she's grown to be one of my dearest friends here in Shepherdstown. Think Lucy and Ethel. But without the disasters. Or the bongos. Holly makes me laugh whenever we're together and she never takes herself too seriously. In the past she's done more than any one person should have to do in name of Relay for Life. She's kissed a pig. And she's taken pie in the face. From me.
Me with pie. Holly in fear.
For those of you who have read all the way to this point, I want to tell you my favorite Holly Morgan Frye quote, and this quote means more to me than anything in movie or a TV show or a magazine, because it's real. 2 years ago at Relay, it was about midnight and we were in Holly's office taking a 10 minute break from all the festivities, and the police chief called Holly to say that there was a complaint from a resident who lived near the campus where Relay was being held. Apparently, it was too loud. When were we going to stop making so much noise on campus that night? Holly, without missing a beat exclaimed: "When we find a cure for cancer."

In my eyes, that's CLEARLY the true definition of a 'star'.


38 comments:

  1. We need more people like her in this world. I cannot stand these celebreties that do absolutely nothing yet society looks up to them. It is so annoying. Love to hear about good people that do great things!

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    1. Isn't it frustrating to hear all about people who offer nothing worthwhile?? Makes me insane!

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  2. Although I would love to walk the red carpet in a hot pair of Manolos and a slinky hot number - I agree that the world needs to stop making stupid people famous (Honey Boo Boo, Lohan Lotharios, that guy who destroyed She Bangs by Ricky Martin). Thankfully there are many shining stars who walk among us and aren't afraid to kiss a pig to help those who need it.

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  3. You forgot to mention Kim's sex tape... that was a valuable contribution to society, right? Or at least, to thousands of dudes' boners.

    I hate fake celebrities, too.

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    1. Oh how thoughtless of me, Elizabeth! It DID make a lot of scumbags happy.

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  4. Teri, I REALLY love this post! I can't believe how many people are missing the f*&$ing point. Your friend sounds like a rockstar! I'm glad there are people out there like you who can still appreciate the right sort of qualities in a person!

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    1. Awww thanks Jen!! She's one in a million!

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  5. I Love Holly already! And thankfully the world us full if more stars like her than like the others u mention! Great post! Writers block? I think not,

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    1. Thanks Stef. You're right, it's just frustrating when the douche canoes get all the spotlight and those who deserve the spotlight go unnoticed.

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  6. This was beautiful, Teri! All of us who know Holly are better people, for having her in our lives. :)

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  7. Block. Schmock! You still got it, Mamma !!!!

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  8. Gurl..... I could tell you some stories about those Kardashians... I deal with them on a regular basis and they are truly despicable people and deserve any and all ridicule thrown their way. I have to believe that, someday, karma will pay them back ten fold and reward people like your friend.

    If you need to laugh at their expense, go here: www.bimbolinaho.com and look for the twat waffle story... ; )

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    1. Checked out your site and laughed hard!! Thanks for reading and I'll be back to your site to read more too!

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  9. I loved this post because it was so damn true. And by the way--you had me giggling already at "you 3 readers." I recently exchanged blog buttons with a web friend of mine (helloooo, nerds!) and told her she may have to revamp her whole site b/c of the 2 or 3 readers I'll earn her. Looking forward to following! I don't want to be a bloghole (just learned that term today), but I always leave my blog address at the end of my comments in case people want to check me out. Does that make me a bloghole?? (Please don't tell me if it does--just let me be an ignorant bloghole. :) ) www.trashyblog.com

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    1. Nope, doesn't make you a bloghole at all! Welcome and I'm glad you liked the blog. Going to check yours out now. :)

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  10. Your friend sounds like a true star - even if you do have to supply your own wine, cheese, and movie.

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    1. She's truly the best, even if I have to provide much of the supplies. ;)

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  11. See?! Sick brilliant. I rest my case, Ms. Biebel. Well said, wonderful lady and OH. SO. TRUE!

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    1. She is the one who is SICK, Ms Anonymous. She's so awesome it's SICK!! SICK I tell you. Almost as awesome as YOU. ;)

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  12. I just love seeing people find inspiration in their own "back yard". Your friend, who's a giver, gave inspiration. Perfect.

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  13. Wow! You hit the nail on the head with that one! There are "celebrities" and then there are "STARS." Thanks for sharing a true star with us!

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  14. The ones who do the most good are often the least recognized. Can I be friends with Holly, too?!

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    1. Very very true, Dyanne! And if you lived near us, I'm sure you'd be Holly's friend as well.

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  15. Loved this! I think often on how odd it is, the people we admire as celebrities. We look up to people who play other people who have done great things. But the Kardashians are certainly in a league all their own. Heaven help us.

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    1. Isn't it ridiculous how society holds these asshats up on a pedestal??

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  16. Great read! New follower TGIF Blog Hop. Looking forward to reading more snarky-isms! :)

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    1. Welcome Jessica!! Thanks for reading.

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  17. What a great post! I'm so sick of hearing about Kim Kardashian's pregnancy as if she's the first and only woman ever to be pregnant! And in all honesty, the trials and tribulations of pregnancy are probably eased considerably when you have millions of dollars to pay for anything you need/want. Your friend Holly sounds like an amazing chick, and even though she's not looking for any, I give her props :)
    Came over from TGIF Blog Hop; glad I did!

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    1. Thanks for your wisdom, Black Sheep Mom, you're 100% correct on all counts!! Thanks for coming by, going to check out your blog now.

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  18. What an amazing post! You have a wonderful friend there. Sounds like she gives a lot of herself and encourages others all the time!

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    1. Joy I know you've heard me speak about Holly before, she's nothing short of awesome.

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  19. How wonderful to sing about one of the (usually) unsung heroes in life. The Kardashians make me glad I don't have tv.

    I came from the Hump Day Hook Up.

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  20. Holly sure sounds like a star to me!
    Thanks for joining the Hump Day Hook Up

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