Schmutzie in Saskatchewan

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Schmutzie pumpkin pin portraitSchmutzie is a female thirty something ‘personal blogger’ that lives in the Canadian Prairies. She makes her home in Regina, Saskatchewan and lives there with her husband, The Palinode.  Schmutzie describes herself as “an atheist, a photographer, a writer, a website designer, a knitter, a feminist, and a thirty-something non-gender-specific, biological female post-hysterectomy in a heterosexual marriage who spends eight hours a day in a beige cubicle.” And that bio should be enough to make anyone curious.

Schmutzie’s Milkmoney Or Not Here I Come is over five years old now, and it looks better than ever. The site was born in August 2003, and I believe the name is truly representative of her spirit, both then and now.

This website’s archives make fantastic reading, and that’s because Schmutzie is a gifted writer that’s just masquerading as a blogger. Her November 4th entry The Girl Who Came From Love is proof positive, this woman can write literature.

Schmutzie on Twitter photoCuriously, although she has already battled and survived cancer, Schmutzie still smokes cigarettes. She considers the subject closed for discussion, but I notice there’s lots of smoking / anti smoking chatter on Schmutzie’s Twitter, where she has thousands of followers. And I should also link to Schmutzie’s StumbleUpon address as that’s actually how Canada Blog Friends came to notice her entertaining stories.

Reading Schmutzie’s blog is a privileged smart girl glimpse into a tight circle of friends.  Girls, that are friends, that tell each other true stories that are sometimes unbelievable. In recent post, Some Things Just Aren’t Meant To Be, Schmutzie relates the sad tale of an ex boyfriend who believed she was poisoning his food. And here’s a classic self reflection post where Schmutzie wrestles with the stigma of being publicly identified as a blogger; this woman is shy and doesn’t like the label.

Schmutzie on EtsySchmutzie is a web designer by day, and a random blogger at night that writes about whatever she liked, or disliked, on that particular day. So maybe she’ll start the week with a thoughtful piece about cancer survival, and on Friday highlight her latest additions to Etsy, moving through multiple genres rather seamlessly and redefining her ‘personal blog’ with every shared experience.  The quality is consistent, so although you never know what you’ll get with Schmutzie, you know it will be good.

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  1. Neil on November 5, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    She’s a nice person, too!

  2. schmutzie on November 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    It’s so nice to be featured here. Thanks!

  3. Sassy on November 5, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I <3 Schmutzie. Of all the blogs I read, hers is the one I love most.

  4. saviabella on November 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks for giving this amazing blogger her due. She deserves it!

  5. Jess on November 6, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I love reading schmutzie’s stuff. She is a highly intelligent individual who constantly offers a fresh take on life. Keep it up, schmutz.

  6. Will Webb on November 12, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Haha nice one, Rob! Your introduction made me curious so I had to read on further.. great work.

  7. Dee on January 18, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I love-ed the story about the girl from Love, small town in north-central Saskatchewan which, by the way is very close to where I live; yes, I live close to Love where people are proud to be who they are.
    I might add that the little post office in Love features a love stamp and many people have added that special stamp to their sweetheart’s envelope containing their love valentine card.
    I made valentine cards for them a few years ago.
    Dee from near Love, Saskatchewan.

  8. Dee on January 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Schmutzie– you’re good, enjoy your tidbits , fun, interesting reading.
    Keep it up eh!
    Dee from near LOVE