Thursday, November 11, 2010

Damn, is this what I have to look forward too? Kthnksbai

So my goal now is to write my blog everyday - doesn't sound like much right? But i am also writing a book on top of that, working with an editor and in talks with a self publishing group. I promised my friends at my birthday party that by October 13th 2011 they would each have my book in their hot little hands. And if you know me, I don't promise lightly... or let the promises I make go unfulfilled. Soooo back to my blog, I was trying to figure out what to write about and lately my minds been a bit muddled with life crap and heart bullshit so I was having a tough time. When lo and behold (strange phrase that one - is it a pirate phrase? arrrgh lo & behold... hmmm ) the subject just dropped in my lap, or rather my email in box. 

I am lucky in the fact that my stuff, quotes & poetry etc, has permeated the interwebs and can be seen by a lot of folks. Sometimes, when someone likes what they've read they do a little googling (hahaha...googling. sorry), find me and email me. For someone who stayed completely off the radar for 3 + years, when i was being stalked, it can be a little bizarre to get emails from total strangers. But I have come to appreciate it and even enjoy it. So it's Tuesday night and I am online going thru some emails when I come across one that says

From: Princeton Kennedy
Subject: Quote on thinkexist.
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 10:04 PM

Hi Stacey,

I was wondering where you found this quote:
"Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different."

I reply back... a little something in the back of my head saying, this one's not a fan letter, with 

From: "Stacey Charter" <>
To: "Princeton Kennedy"

Hi - I wrote it. It's part of a longer quote I wrote in 2000 called 'Advice for my Daughter'. Thanks for your interest. ~Stacey

Short, to the point and not as nice as I usually send but like I said my spidey sense was tingling. Then I get the response -

From: Princeton Kennedy
To: "Stacey Charter"
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 11:05 PM

That's interesting. Seeing as that's an exact quote from one of my blogs that I wrote back when I was still using Myspace.  

I'm sorry... bitch-said-whaaaat??? WTF???  I know he's mistaken! See I write my own damn stuff. If I quote someone else I credit them and I sure as hell don't try to pass it off as my own. I have even found my name attached to quotes I didn't write and sent an email telling the person or website that it wasn't mine. So I think, he's simply confused, let me send him a reply...

From: "Stacey Charter" <>
To: "Princeton Kennedy"

That is interesting considering i have written all of my own stuff for over 30 years. All of it. Sorry of you feel it's similar but i can assure you it's my words. if i quote someone else, believe me I credit them.

Ok so i feel like I was a little bitchy, but hey this is my soon to be livlihood here (from my lips to Gods ears...) and I put my heart and soul into this stuff when I write it. So now I think, he'll see the error of his ways. Point taken apology from him on it's way...ummmm not quite. he responds-

From: Princeton Kennedy
Subject: Re: Quote on thinkexist.
To: "Stacey Charter"
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 1:53 AM

whatever you say.

OH NO HE DID NOT!!! Whatever you say??? WHATEVER??? Oh bitch it's on now. (a little aside here... I HATE HATE HATE the word Whatever. My kids uses it all the time, and up against the other hated word FINE, I find my blood pressure rises just upon hearing it.)
So as you can see at this point it's almost 2am. I am still up because of the knee bugging me and now because of this assclown trying to tell me I STOLE his myspace blog quote. WTF!!?? So... I respond...

From: "Stacey Charter" <>
To: "Princeton Kennedy"
I SAY I wrote it and it was copyrighted in 2000. and the proof is on the internet.try it on someone else next time. Thanks

Surely this is done now right? I mean i am starting to feel like i am in high school again but also I think to myself - is this the shit I am gonna have to deal with when this damn book comes out? I mean not that I think it's gonna be on Oprah's book list or anything but still, what will I have to deal with? I remember a conversation I had last year,- with that guy i used to sleep with-, when he saw I copyrighted my stuff. He of course had some condescending, flippant remark to make about how he was sure copyrighting my stuff was so lucrative and important.and would really help me out in my writing. Yeah I know... - thanks for the support jerk... any way...I say to him now- if he's reading this blog which i think he does HAH!!!  HAH!! This is why I copyright my stuff buddy!!!  

So it's now getting later and I do a little research on this jackass sending me e-mails. I find him on twitter and he has tweeted...twitted...twatted...what ever the hell it is - about how he's so mad that Stacey Charter stole his work. Again i say WTF!! Now i am super pissed. I remember when I wrote this damn quote - 1999 - I remember who I was thinking about when I wrote it - we'll call him MD- and this guy emailing me looks like he's about 23 by the way. AND then... i get a response -

Re: Quote on thinkexist.Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:53 AM
From: Princeton Kennedy" <>
To: "Stacey Charter"

What exactly am I trying? Did I ask for money? Did I ask for recognition. I'm fine with the satisfaction of knowing you are a thief and your soul is going to rot for it. Kthnksbai <3  

Now let's all say it together...OH NO HE DIDN'T!!!!!!! I am a thief? My soul will ROT?? and then this 12 yr old bitch boy signs it Kthnksbai <3  ??? (that's "ok, thanks, bye" with a fucking heart in case you didn't get it)
Picture a hockey game. You got it in your head? Ok I just thru my gloves on the ice and I am hell bent on ending up in bloody brawl now. That's how pissed I was. And what do I do? Well I act like an adult and decide to go to sleep on it. It was 3am and the Advil PM was kicking my ass at this point. Any thing I said to this Mensa Scholar was going to result in a bitch back & forth war and I needed to think about my response.

Next morning, still pissed but we'll say more hot then boiling, I do some more research. I can find just about anything on the internet. Research used to be in my job description, so I set out to find the original quote I submitted. I find it on (great site by the way) and the date it was copyrighted and published was September 29th 2000. Okay, now I look up MySpace, because I know I need to have cold hard facts to throw at this douchebag or this will never end. And here was my response -

From: "Stacey Charter" <>
To: "Princeton Kennedy"

Look i am not quite sure what your deal is or why you think you wrote something that i wrote and published. I have no idea why i even care when i know the facts - remember when, who for, and why i wrote it. Maybe it's the writer in me who would never plagerize, or the Libra in me who hates discord. Regardless here's the cold hard facts for you and then I am done with this.

Here is the website link to my original published quote . Sept 2000. You say i copied this from your myspace? Myspace didn't launch until 2003. Almost 3 years to the day AFTER my quote was published. Please do the math and realize, if you wrote something similar, it was because you read my quote a good 3 years before you even knew what myspace was.  Kthnksbai 

BAM!!! Bitch got served! LOL well nicely served, but served none the less. Surprisingly, I have not heard back from Mr. Princeton Kennedy in regards to my email. I figure he's still trying to do the math. 

Who the hell names their kid Princeton anyway??


  1. LOL...this sounds like one of my famouse Facebook fights. Only I would block the bitch!! LOL.

  2. I am also writing my own book and my blog is all my own unless I quote someone else. (I try to quote and add a link. Like you said you can find almost anyone on the web.) Does this mean I will have to copyright all my blog entries? Good grief. I am not sure how to do this. Do you give lessons?

  3. Did you hit the bitch with a toaster? Cuz I wanna hit him with a semi trailer full of toasters right now. I know, I'm Irish and I can have a real nasty temper when people screw around with my friends....

  4. Michelle- I know RIGHT!?? I was pissed but also had the irish - jewish guilt going on.LOL Ruth - i will email you tomorrow about this. and Dan - bitch needs a toaster to the head LOL love you xoxoxo

  5. Stacey-I cracked up at this! I'm also from Southeast PA and so heard the Philly while I was reading all those email exchanges! Plus, I'm a huge hockey fan so the bloody hockey brawl gave me a fantastic mental image.

    I understand being mad at this little dill weed (I JUST realized this was an actual herb/spice!) for his ridiculous claims. Anyone who calls themselves a writer has a very strong code of ethics about plagiarism and using other people's words at their own. Not every thought it original but the way they are expressed are. You sure told him! Love it!!!
    Thanks so much for following me by the way! I can't believe the woman whose quotes I use on my page as inspiration now reads my blog. I am still in shock.