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Thursday, April 26, 2007
Bumpy Bones
In my previous review, I was complaining about an ADULT acting and speaking like a teenager. I sat here for a few minutes pondering what in holy hell our world is coming to, and how can anyone rely on this younger generation to take care of the world. While the rest of us are sitting in nursing homes pooping through our Depends, this bunch of teenagers and young twenty-somethings will be adults walking around with their heads up their butts and sending stupid-ass text messages.

Then, lo and behold, in walks a blog that changes my opinion. Just like that.

Template: I like the idea of the template, and it fits the theme this blogger is going for, but I think it could be better. Maybe-- its a free one I've seen many times, and it even comes in a variety of colors to fit the mood. But it's not obnoxious or gaudy, and it certainly doesn't make me want to run for the hills. So it'll do.

Content: Leapin' Lizards! This young blogger has got years worth of knowledge in her 17-year old brain, and is certainly going through a lot of tough decisions right now. I couldn't figure out why I recognized this blog, and just by her style of writing, I knew I had read her somewhere before.

Wait! ! We reviewed her other blog, Miss Misery Smiles not that long ago. I knew it!

While Miss Misery Smiles seems to be a normal journey into a mature teenagers daily life, Bumpy Bones delves farther into the reason Miss Jessica is the way she is. Here is a 17-year old who suffers from a disease called MHE -- Multiple Hereditary Exotoses is an "inherited disorder of bone growth - basically meaning that if you have it, you have extra bones in your body. " So I read through the archives of Jessica, this teenager full of knowledge and wisdom many of us spend our lives trying to acquire. And I like her. I like her as a person, and I like her as a blogger. She goes through stories of her disease, her feelings about the topic, and discusses in detail her experiences with surgeries and what sounds like many doctor visits. She discusses scars she has all over her body from numerous surgeries. People, bottom line-- she has too many bones. Sometimes bones start growing out of nowhere onto existing bones. So she has some of them removed. And often they grow back. Then the process starts all over again. Hence, the title "Bumpy Bones."

Also, because of her disease she is faced with some tough decisions that -- quite honestly-- no 17-year old should have to make. She certainly has a good head on her shoulders, and it sounds like she carefully calculates every decision every day in her life. But to have to make the decision to go to college or not? I feel for her.

When all is said and done, all Jessica really wants to do is help other people suffering from the same or similar infliction to have an insiders view as to what she's gone through. My opinion is that this blog should be required reading for every teenager, so they know that the drama of losing a cell phone or being pissed someone didn't ask you to the dance is nothing compared to what other teens go through on a daily basis.

Clutter: None. Sidebar is neat and clean... could be shortened up a bit. But I would prefer Jessica spend more time on her writing than on messing with her sidebar. The writing is what I want to see the most.

Would I Return? Yes. Most definitely. Hell, I've already added her to my Bloglines!

Rating: 8


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Blogger Miss Misery says...

Thank you so much Diva Dee! This review really made my way, I'm touched that you added me to your blogroll!!!

I'm new to wordpress so I'm not sure how to fix up the templete or if I even can but I'll get on that soon when I have a spare moment. Thanks again!

4/27/2007 6:03 PM  

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