I've been wondering about how to introduce my new identity as a Wisconsinite to the internets at large. It feels as though moving to this random midwestern state is reason enough to start writing again.
After all, who doesn't want to hear about the escapades of two Canadians in imperial measurement land!
Like me trying to order turkey in grams with the deli counter worker looking quizzically at me when I declare "Two hundred, please."
Or the Duke ordering a half-gallon of beer to go from a pub not realizing how much a half-gallon really was, and thus getting wasted out of a sense of obligation to his already purchased jug of beer.
Also, apparently Americans don't know what a garburator is. And laugh at Canadians who say it.
(BTW, it's a garbage disposal.)
But, amidst my contemplation about how exactly to jump back into the land of anonymous self-disclosure... someone pulled me back in.
Apparently someone still likes me enough to read me... and to plagiarize me.
Not even a real post, mind you. Just my "About Me" section. You know that little thing in the left hand corner babbling about neologisms and staring in people's windows? Yeah, that one.
NOT this one:
Thank you, anonymous commenter, for pointing this one out.
Anyways, it turns out that our friend Katie (she of the surely soon to be defunct Mommy Outnumbered) is quite heavy handed at the copy and pasting. My random googling turned up at least 10+ people she'd ripped off (including the freaking Bloggess- come on, how's that going to go unnoticed?). By the angry comments on her website, it looks like there's a ton more.
I remember these mini-scandals back when I was a little more entrenched in the blogging scene. People were rightfully pretty incensed about others stealing their words, especially in blatant disregard of copyright statements. This woman took it even a step further-- she copied someone's post mourning her dead mother, and another about a woman's child who had recently passed away. You've got to wonder about the motivation to try to almost usurp someone's identity like that. That's no longer about just getting lots of complimentary emails swooning about how witty you are. That's trying to gain unwarranted sympathy from someone else's pain.
But, hey, we apparently both like dogs with cones on our heads. So there's that!