Thanks to your considerable research and efforts, Miss Musing and her blog were removed from Blogger for violating the terms of service agreement. Special thanks to Velveteen Mind for her gumption. Miss Musing's twitter account (@missmusing) has also been deleted.
My favorite plagiarized post was the one where Miss Musing wrote about a girl's night out that just so happened to be my birthday celebration two years ago in Park City. I have to tell you, that one made me laugh and laugh. (In case you've arrived here wondering what happened to Miss Musing's blog, you can read about it here.) I got to read several of her plagiarized posts by subscribing to her blog feed (heads up, once you've published an entry, the feed doesn't go away even if you delete the post. That's how I've read even more plagiarized posts--proving that this was not an isolated mistake, but a pattern of thievery.) How about her Prompt Me post and I quote,
"Ignoring promptings has proven to be a sublime survival tactic"which was posted on 2/13/2009 and is really this post? The post she titled "That Sinking Feeling" 2/20/2009 is really this one called Sink Me.
I hope she takes this lesson and makes better choices going forward, including leaving Scarlet Pimpernel references intact.
In honor of Miss Musing and her style of blogging, I'd like to plagiarize my friend La Yen's blog by writing about the daughter I don't have and changing a few details to make it seem like I wrote it:
So, I made Jooj a dress. I have never made a dress before. It is quite unfortunate (the dress, not the fact that it has never been made.) I, Azucar, have made many dresses before and the dress I pretend made for Jooj is really awesome.
During the dress debacle I thought about the whole "serious scholarly people who blog" vs. "me." And I think that there are a few reasons why my blog is neither profound nor intelligent nor free from references to poop:
1. Days of Our Lives. I am pretty sure Ayn Rand didn't watch the soaps. She was too busy being smart and philosophical. But wouldn't Anthem be better if it had a villian who wore an eye patch or a heroine who always had on just too much lipgloss? Yes it would have been.
2. I don't know that many words.
The end. OR IS IT?