Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Doppleganger

It seems there is another MOM-NOS out there posting on the web.

I stumbled upon her posts through a Google search and discovered that "MomNos" is a "Senior Member" of the Autism Speaks community and has been an active poster on their boards since June 2007. I also discovered that she and I have radically different philosophies: she lists her interests as "fighting autism" and her occupation as "helping my child recover from autism."

So, let me just clarify for anyone who might read both this blog and the Autism Speaks boards, and who might be thinking I have a split personality:

She is not me.

I am not her.

We are interested in and occupied with entirely different things.

16 comments:

Jordan said...

Oh, my! That would be disconcerting. Seems like this is a good thing to clarify!

kristina said...

Somehow I don't think anyone ("NOS" or otherwise) could sound like the "one and only, original, authentic" mom-nos. Since I started to read your blog (back in late spring of 2005), I know a "Mom-NOS" post when I read it.

You is you.

hollywoodjaded said...

I know, I saw her there some time way back. It's so obviously not you. I have not heard of anyone's being confused by it, but it's a good idea to have a post referencing the facts of the matter.

kristenspina said...

Oh boy. But as the others have said, your voice is so distinct, so clear, there's little room for confusion.

Hope all else is well...

Niksmom said...

(Cue "Twilight Zone" music)
Weird. Just goes to show how little attention I pay to ANYTHING having to dowith A/S! Your "voice" and your stance is so clear; I can't imagine anyone being duped! Besides, she **obviously** copied your name as you have used the correct hyphenated form of NOS! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the correct use of the hyphen. I have been lurking uh reading your wonderful blog for a long time and would not be fooled.

kyra said...

we will never be fooled!!!!

in this case, doppleganger NOT!

Delilah said...

I stumbled upon her posts a few months back and was surprised because it didn't sound like your "voice". Thanks for the clarification!

Emily said...

There oughta be a law against copping other people's blog handles.

FXSmom said...

I like you better :)

kristi said...

Wow, that is weird!

mommy~dearest said...

I'm with kristina- you is who you is, and I would know a MOM-NOS imposter if I saw one. :)

Matter of fact- I started my blog 3 months late because I couldn't think of a fantabulous moniker- I kept telling my friend, "This chick, MOM-NOS, has the coolest name...if only I'd thought of it first...I need something cool like that." So, to make a long story short, the blog had to start with or without a cool name. Whatev.

Daisy said...

That would be a bit freaky! No, she doesn't sound like you.

drama mama said...

Wow. I just checked out some of the threads/discussions going on in her neck of the woods, and I am sort of sad for all of those people so obviously in torment "fighting" autism and feeling like they "want their children back".

I logged off pretty quickly.

I like your neighborhood much better.

Much.

Melissa H said...

This is why I have always enjoyed reading you. So often, there seems to be a division in camps: "Cure autism! Fight for your child, lost in the world!" or "Love autism. Embrace it. It's not a disease." I don't belong to either of those camps. I belong to the mindset that Conor is smart, funny, tall, brown-eyed... and autistic. It is just an adjective that just might help explain some needs or quirkiness. But, maybe not. After all, I'm definitely quirky and autistic isn't one of my personal adjectives. :-)

Susan said...

Hey there. I'm with Kristina and Drama. You is you. Specified or not.