Monthly Archives: March 2012

Models in the news

Apparently the beauty standard now is so strict that even your average fashion model isn’t quite up to it.

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New image!

I finally got around to adding an avatar image. Here’s the larger picture it was taken from: I’m kind of proud of it. It’s a picture I took of a rose I grew in my last house [that I rented,  … Continue reading

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The Food Police Are Everywhere!

Food police I’ve observed in the not-so-distant past: -The instructor of my strength training class (who’s also a personal trainer and leads a “body transformation” group), talking to one of the other members of the class while we were waiting … Continue reading

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Fat Girl in a Strange Land, Part 2

I’ve now read four more stories in Fat Girl in a Strange Land. I’m just going to post about the first two right now, though, because the reviews I’ve written so far are relatively long. Before I get to the … Continue reading

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Case study of a study: Getting fat but staying fit

So, you may have noticed that from time to time, you will see headlines to the effect of, “Can you be fit but fat?!” [“Yes!!!” or “No!!!” depending on which study or whatever prompted the headline.] Gretchen Reynolds has noticed … Continue reading

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Fat Girl in a Strange Land, Part 1

A couple weeks ago I went to Boskone. Jane Yolen was there. I haven’t read all that much of her work–I read Briar Rose and I’m pretty sure I’ve read some of her short stories in anthologies. (While at Boskone, … Continue reading

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