It would be so empty without me

Bonjour! My name is Robyn O’Rourke Pollman and I’m a SAHM (a.k.a. “girl of reduced social responsibility“) -and- un connaisseur de vernis à ongles. I consider myself one of the top yoga pant and ironic t-shirt domestic fashion influencers (‘45-54‘ category) in New England. I’m currently living out my Gilmore Girls real-life fantasy in Stars Hollow, CT, following an almost 25-year long detour in Tampa/Orlando and Atlanta after leaving Oklahoma.

I served as an unwitting Chinese Drywall home product tester from 2007-2010 and then subsequently became an involuntary medical trial & research subject from 2010-present.

My hobbies include photography, cooking, collecting tick-bourne illnesses, dusting the house in my tiara, the OU Sooners football team, and hoarding pretty packaging supplies. (Not necessarily in that order.)

I have a passion for politics, the inability to return e-mails in a timely manner, and an irrational fear of mariachi bands that dates back to childhood.

I was the type of ‘mom-to-be’ that not only played classical music, but also Weezer, to my sons in utero. You know, for balance. Last but not least, I consistently achieve a SleepIQ™ Score of under 40.

You may have known / followed me during my almost-25 years of former online lives at, (“Aint too proud to blog”), as ‘shutterblog’ at, Professional Photographer Magazine, Flickr, Twitter,,, and/or as the founder of the Blogger Boobie-Thon charity drive.

I started a brand new product review blog called in the summer of 2024.

everything everywhere all at once

view collage full-size here

Todd and I co-wrote Chapter 15 on blogging in “Online! The Book” by Dvorak & Pirillo
My former blogs were featured in 2007’s “The IT Girl’s Guide to Blogging with Moxie

Still dying to know more about my life online? Fortunately I made a whole post about that very thing!


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