Interwebs! Did you know I am famous? More specifically, did you know that according to City Weekly, I have the "Best (Sane) Mormon Blog" of 2011?
Here is a link.
But more importantly, here is the super nice stuff they said about me, direct from the source. Always trying to minimize the clicks.
"No, this isn’t a blog about polygamy, and there are no cookie recipes or photos of place settings or children, either. Rather, the author, Stephanie—a devout Mormon who’s a liberal, a feminist and a teacher—blogs about her faith, her frustration with closed-minded members of her church, being an educator and, occasionally, the TV/books that she likes/hates. It’s an always-revealing and often funny glimpse inside the mind of someone who speaks up for gay marriage, feminism and faith in God, eliciting praise and verbal stonings from all sides. As the sidebar on her blog says, “I’m either a complete apostate Mormon, or I’m just saying what we are all thinking.” Let’s hope it’s the latter, and that others start speaking up."
Of course, this has increased my already inflated ego to planetary proportions.
So I called my Dad, who told me he was proud of me. "Now every homeless guy who looks at the ads for cheap lingerie can read your blog."
I'll have you know, father, that my little blurb is next to an ad for a weight-loss supplement, and a DUI lawyer.
Then I called my Mom, who said I immediately needed to blog about something interesting, because my last few blogs suck. She recommends my post about the Cessation of Suffering. I recommend searching for anything I've written about Jack Weyland. Just Saying.
When my brother read the part about being a "liberal, feminist, and a teacher," he looked at me, and with nary a trace of irony on his face, proclaimed, " they basically think you're a failure." Thanks, Grant.
Anyway, thanks City Weekly, for making me sound a lot cooler than I am, and being nicer than my family.
ps: Thanks to my reader friend di for telling me about my great accomplishment (Sane! Mormon! Revealing!). I had no idea.