"I stumbled onto your blog from a friend's...and I just wanted to comment on you and your childish, rude attitude towards others. You are not perfect, and neither are the innocent
people you make fun of on your blog. Too bad you have nothing else going on in your life, and
that is all you have to share! Good luck with the "temple marriage"...people like you do not
belong in the temple."
Wow! I'd like to thank you for your honest comment. However, I'm not so sure you had any place to leave said comment. For a split second, I considered deleting your comment but then I thought, "no, she's allowed to have an opinion and to voice it. Who am I to deny her that right? Even if she obviously thinks I don't deserve the same right." so I will leave her comment for all to view...and for her to regret (I assume it's a her because I think I know exactly who she is...information I will keep to myself).
This post isn't necessarily one of self-defense. I don't wish to deny that I am imperfect, childish, and rude. I am most certainly all of those things. I shall now address the comment bit by bit...just so you might at least know the person you are judging (judging in general is frowned upon but judging a complete stranger?...really?).
I am far from perfect. I will never claim perfection. I don't think I am better than anybody else. I work to reduce my many imperfections but as I am not the only perfect being ever to walk the Earth, the best I can do is to strive to be more like him. Strive being the key word...don't misconstrue this statement. I don't claim to be Christlike. But I like to think I am putting in a solid effort.
I am absolutely childish and this is something I do not and will not ever try to change about myself. I am playful and fun loving and perhaps a little immature but I don't care. I like that about myself. Many don't. That's fine.
I'm a jerk. I totally know this. Luckily, I have dramatically improved upon this over the course of my lifetime but there's still plenty of work to be done. I don't beat up others anymore (sorry, Heidi) or punch my friends (sorry most of you). I would like to make a few notes on this one though.
- I won "meanest girl" in high school. I thought this was awesome. Seriously. I was in the choir presidency and helped tally the votes and many of the students who wrote me in for "meanest girl" also wrote me in for "nicest girl." Jessica Moore won. She was nice...also a little sarcastic which made me like her even more. Caryn Allen was next in line. She is also very nice, one of my very good friends, and I like her a lot...but she backhanded me in the 9th grade. It was certainly deserved but she is clearly not perfect either. Third...who was third nicest? Oh, yeah. It was me. I was voted the nicest and the meanest on a lot of papers. To me, this is a huge complement. Why? Because it means I'm the most honest.
- Now how my rudeness is actually brutal honesty. I am not afraid to tell the truth or speak my mind. I am SOOO proud of this. A lot of my friends and family love this about me because they know they can trust me. A lot of people (judgmental stalker) hate this about me. I know there are plenty of people who don't appreciate my candid nature and quite frankly I don't care. I have enough people in my life who like me for who I am and I am comfortable and happy with who I am...so I lose a few friends because I'm honest...happy to lose them. But, if you (self-righteous stalker) ever want to swallow your pride and like me for who I am, I'll be one of the best friends you have ever had. I may not see my friends a lot but I am loyal to the core and would do anything for any one of them. You, miss, are really missing out.
- I think your little comment which calls me rude is perhaps a bit hypocritical (as is calling me childish...I mean, you left an anonymous slam on a stranger's blog...can we say 7th grade?). I am rude but...hi...you aren't sugar coated. It's fine. It's who you are. Some of us are just jerks. Us meaning you and I. That's right...same boat sista! And it isn't rude to say the woman smelled badly and had a moustache...it's true! She was rank! My eyes were watering. And she could shave the 'stach and donate it to locks of love! It was major. People can say true things about me...you did. Example: I'm rude and childish. I'm also really not thin. I'm loud. I'm super annoying. I demand a lot of attention. It's maybe a little insensitive to say certain TRUE things about people but there is nothing, nothing, NOTHING wrong with telling the truth (I plan to come back to this so prepare yourselves).
False. This proves you only read one post. I'm friggin busy and I have such a full and wonderful life. I'm in school (which admittedly blows) and I love my friends and my family and I am obsessed with music and service and I love laughing and playing. I have an amazing life. I just like to poke a little bit of fun sometimes. I let you speak your mind. Let me speak mine...it is my blog after all. Not yours. On your blog you can write about smelly, mustachioed old women and how you love them and want to spend your every waking moment with them. I choose not to. Just deal, k?
This one was the kicker. This was the only part of that ridiculous comment I actually have an issue with. I do belong in the temple and your false issuance of good luck is unnecessary. I'm going and it will be awesome and I will have the most successful and wonderful marriage in the history of marriages. My bishop believes me to be worthy. My stake president does. Jesus loves me for who I am. Are you so far above the afore mentioned three that you think you really have any right saying I don't belong there? Not that this is any one's business but I'll include it anyway. I am honest (brutally sometimes but always am) with my fellow men. I pay a full tithe. I am chaste. I support prophets past and present. I attend my church meetings and put a lot of effort into my calling (even though I don't want it). I don't remember all of the requirements but I know I have and will passed/pass with flying colors. I, like EVERY OTHER PERSON EVER TO INHABIT THE EARTH, also deserve an eternal marriage and a shot at eternal life. It's blaspheme for you to say I don't belong there.
I may be a jerk sometimes but I also spend every Friday night volunteering for a program in which I play, spend time with, and teach disabled children. I have made and donated roughly 40 quilts (and tons of other stuff) to various organizations (Tiny Tim - which them takes them to impoverished families in Mexico, PCMC, etc.). I ALWAYS give at least a dollar to whatever institution the local grocer or drive through restaurant chooses to support (St. Jude's, Diabetes, Breast Cancer, etc.) and I barely make enough to pay for my gas to get to school and work. I would drop anything to help a friend...or even stranger...who really needed me. I serve my fellow man every chance I get. I love improving the lives of others. I am going to school in medicine so I can devote my life to providing medical care to orphans in 3rd world countries. I'm not perfect but I love and serve those around me...which proves that I love and serve my Savior. I don't like preaching or talking about myself in this regard...especially via blogger (sorry for anyone looking for a little comic relief). I am genuinely a good person and I am very proud of myself and what I do for others. It isn't your place to judge me. I've used this before (you might know) and I'm using it again...are you without sin? Then quit throwing fetching rocks at me! I tease but I didn't attack the old woman's character and I wouldn't DARE deny her a deserved place in paradise. You must be awfully important to have such authority.
Last bit of advice to my anonymous comment leaver: Don't be so judgmental...especially in situations you know nothing about. Don't treat people like you are above them because whether you are or not isn't really up to you. I'm sure you are a wonderful person but now I'll never know. I do know that everybody will eventually be judged and will be held accountable for their actions. I can live with that. Can you?
Comments please? I'll take any and all...except for anonymous ones because for some reason I decided to longer allow completely anonymous comments. Shocked? Seriously though...comments?