Category: Random Shit

Site will be offline…

…sometime today for a server upgrade. Expected to last an hour-ish, but you know how these things can go.

Just FYI.

An open letter to my inbox.

Dear anyone who has emailed me recently,

I’m sorry I haven’t gotten back to you. For some reason, my inbox has seen a torrential avalanche of activity lately. (And a mixed metaphor, apparently.) I want to respond to you, particularly to anyone who’s struggling and needed to ask a question. And I will get back to you eventually. Thanks for waiting on me.

I’ve also heard that lots of people’s emails are bouncing, and I’m going to figure out what’s going on. If this happens, comments are pretty reliable way of reaching me, and I’m also on Twitter as @fatnutritionist, so you can try reaching me there.

I’ve also noticed my site is loading veeeeery sloooooowly. I’m working on it.

In the meantime, I hope you will accept this photographic evidence of me trying to figure stuff out:


You Are Beautiful Auction to benefit the Austin Foundation for Eating Disorders.

Kelsey’s artwork is being auctioned tonight in Austin, TX.

If you can’t be there, you can give me a buck to send to AFED.

Donations are closed as of Feb. 21/10. Thanks for your support.

Hilarious shit my husband says.

So…my husband. He’s Canadian, right?

We both are, now, but I was BORN (and raised) IN THE USA!!! just like Bruce Springsteen.

And I love America, to be frank. I love it in a way I never loved it when I still lived there. I love it in its brashness, its tackiness, its cultural ridiculousness. I love it “in all the excellence of its excess.”

I love American news, American talk radio, American commercials, American flag stickers on cars, the Star-Spangled Banner, bald eagles. I love shit-slinging political chimpanzees. Just…everything. I think it’s amusing, yes, but at the same time, I love it in a completely unironic way.

Canadians…don’t. In fact, lots of Canadians are downright snotty about their disdain for Americans, mainly because they seem to think Americans are boorish, unfunny, and intellectually lazy.

Totally shocking, I know.

But I love this, because it gives me the opportunity to make people really uncomfortable simply by saying, “I’m American, you know.”

And they get all flustered and say things like “YOU’RE an American?” and “NO WAY” and “Well, I didn’t mean you.” And I heartily enjoy myself because, truly, I am an asshole through and through.

So, today, when an American said something about how THE WORLD MOCKS AMERICA BECAUSE WE’RE ALL SO FAT, my husband’s response was:

We don’t mock Americans for being fat. We mock them for electing Bush, for starting wars without UN consent, for being distastefully patriotic. Duh :-)

And it was just so…Canadian…of him. I love that.

On hiatus. For serious this time.

ETA: So, I lasted about a week and then broke my hiatus. No, I don’t want to talk about it. Still not really taking email questions until I’m caught up, though.

The Fat Nutritionist is taking a hiatus until February 5, because I seriously need to study some chemistry! And I keep getting distracted by interesting discussions and comments and whatnot.

So, keep talking amongst yourselves if you like. If your comment gets stuck in moderation, sorry — you’ll just have to wait till I get back for it to be approved.

See you in a couple weeks. And keep me in your prayers re: chemistry.

ETA: I’m also not taking questions at this time. But I wrote you a whole primer on how to find a dietitian in case you are in dire need!