5.18.2013

Controversial!!


About once every year, I cause some serious controversy on this blog.

And, it appears it is that time of year again.

A friend of mine brought to my attention that I was "featured" on a blog regarding my post about the Sister Wives.

I laughed {and then laughed some more} as I read the snarky little post.

Truth be told, I had seen this blog before. While searching the internet on how to find the homes of the Sister Wives, I came across the blog, as the entire blog is dedicated to the Sister Wives. I found a photo on the blog and it was from that photo we were able to find their homes.

And that is where I think the problem came from. When I mentioned the photo, I did not specifically say where I got it from. I did not say, because on the photo itself the blog address was written.

I thought that was credit enough. But clearly it was not. :)

Evidently, giving this particular blogger credit/attention/written praises is desired.

And really, to show there are no hard feelings, I will comply.

This is the post I was featured on Sister Wives Blog. {Is that good enough advertisement, SWB?} :)

Buuut, I obviously cannot let it go at that. I want to clarify a couple of points made.

First and foremost ...

Photo courtesy Sister Wives Blog courtesy my blog  {Is that enough credit, SWB?} :)

1. My brother and I look awesome with our faces black-rectangled out. :)

2.  While I did refer to as what we did as "stalking", it was done entirely tongue in cheek. I understand that humor can be difficult to understand sometimes. ;) And if locating someone's home is truly stalking, then every high school and college female is a stalker because I don't know a single one who hasn't found the home of their "crush". :)

3. On the blog I was quoted saying, "I stalk fundamentalist Mormons who have a reality show on TV, but I'm neither for nor against polygamy".  a. I never said that. b. I never said I was neither for or against polygamy. I said, "I am not advocating for or against them in this post." And THAT is a direct quote from my blog, ergo, from me. I do have personal opinions about polygamy, but have never posted them online.

4. Thank you for calling me a nice Mormon girl, SWB. That part is true. I am nice and I am Mormon. :)

5. SWB questioned how my Church would feel about me going to Vegas. Uhm, considering there are 90,000+ Mormons that live in Vegas and also home to one of our beautiful temples, I'd say they are just fine with it. Plus, our faith doesn't dictate where we can travel or even what we do. I choose what I do. And for what it is worth, my trip to Vegas was to watch college basketball. Oooh. So.scandalous. AND!! With 14 million members in our religion, I think the least of their concerns is where this nice Mormon vacations. ;)

6.  Who ever said I went inside the gate? And clearly, we have a telepathic on hand. "Her curiosity is too strong, she can't resist the urge." They know how I feel!! AWESOME.I clearly had an "urge". Let's be honest, if they knew me they would know most of my urges involve eating cream cheese brownies.

7. While I am criticized throughout the entire post about being a psycho stalker, they do say, "I wish there were pictures of the front of Christine's McMansion, with the stone front" leaving me entirely confused. So, you did want me to stalk them? Or am I "creepy" for locating their homes?? It feels like SWB is completely torn. PEOPLE SHOULD STALK THEM. PEOPLE SHOULDN'T STALK THEM! Ah!!!!!!!!  We will criticize you if you do stalk them, but we want you to stalk them! Whoa. Figure.yourselves.out.

8. Apparently taking photos of the directory was the most creepy thing I did. SWB said, "Has she never watched Sister Wives? How many times did the Browns travel to that very same cuddlesac on the show last season?" I am so glad you asked. I actually haven't seen all the episodes. I would say maybe the majority of the latest season and that is it.

That is to say, I am not obsessed with the Sister Wives at all. I just thought it would be amusing to find where they lived BECAUSE our other plans in Vegas {our team lost in the first round of the tournament unexpectedly} fell through and house hunting was far less scandalous than the majority of things there are to do in Vegas ... ya know, after all since I am a nice, Mormon girl and all.

9. And my favorite part of the blog {sans the blacked-out head shots}?

"By the way, she mentioned on her blog that it was a picture she found on the {internet} that gave her the clues to find the cuddlesac. And she posted that picture front and center on her blog. Mind you, she never mentioned SWB, or that the picture CAME from SWB (courtesy of a Vegas SWB fan and taken far from the cuddlesac on the rodeway). How's THAT for saying thanks?"

Again, I apologize that I assumed the source clearly printed on the photograph was not enough.

But isn't it ironic that SWB used five of my photos that they say they found on the internet that gave them content for their blog? Mind you, they  never mentioned Best.Day.Ever or that those photos came form Best.Day.Ever. How's THAT for saying thanks? ;)   {Again, that is some tongue in cheek humor, SWB, FYI.}

10. Regarding the emphasis on me being a stalker {yes, this is different than numero dos}, it is also quite ironic coming from SWB ... who 1. Clearly stalked me {they referenced links on my blog} and 2. Clearly do spend way more time of their lives focusing on the Sister Wives than I do {posting articles about them, posting tweets from a hoard of family members, plus much, much more!}. And to think I don't even follow a single Brown on Twitter.  Nor "Like" the Sister Wives FB page {assuming they even have one!}.

11. The header of of the blog says, " A year later, we not only discuss the show, we discuss Polygamy in our society, and the public perceptions of the Mormon religion." The Browns are not Mormon. Anyone practicing polygamy is not practicing the Mormon faith. Polygamy is not part of the Mormon religion.

12. Lastly, SWB said, "I came across this most amusing blog." I just wanted to say this part is true also. My blog is amusing. Thanks for noticing. ;)

In all honesty, SWB, I am genuinely sorry that it was felt I did not give you adequate credit. Had the source not been printed on the photo, I would have written it in text. And, I am actually okay with you using my photos {as I understand that by me putting them on a public blog I am therefore inadvertently giving the entire world access to them}. However, I do feel like I was entirely misrepresented on your blog and completely inaccurate conclusions were jumped to. And I could have done without the snarkiness.  If there is anything I can do to make amends, I would be more than happy to oblige.

Happy blogging to you, SWB. And everyone else. :)

6 comments:

Jacob Johnson said...

Mindy... Why is it that I have yet to see your alleged nice side?

Avree said...

Loved it! You weirdo stalker! ;)

Mollie Rose Herrey said...

I. Love. This.

David and Liz Barham said...

I don't even know you and I say, you tell them girl! Haha loved this post.

Shan said...

Awesome!!

Cammie Smith said...

Wow, those SWB people are crazy! So weird. I think they feel threatened by you encroaching on their territory. :)

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