Archive For May, 2010

Two fat ladies, and several serif fonts.

By | May 27, 2010


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My dear Marianne wanted Fatcast flyers to take to Wiscon this weekend, and so I rapidly assembled the glorified CS2 font-sampler above as a quarter-sheet flyer. Since I brought it up, how are you digging the podcast so far? We’ve covered the doctor, fatshion, and an assemblage of minor political points, including life as a […]

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Sigh: A Comment Policy

By | May 26, 2010


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Somehow I’ve managed to go a few years now without an official comment policy. Well, I suppose I’d always had one, though it was nebulous and existed only inside my head and was primarily rooted in my intuitive sense of a commenter’s willingness to have a civil conversation, versus a commenter who is more into […]

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Fat on TV: Huge and Mike & Molly

By | May 25, 2010


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Remember Hairspray? I refer, of course, to the 1988 John Waters masterpiece, the radical film that captured the finest moments of Ricki Lake’s career, and that first introduced an 11-year-old me to the majesty that is Divine. Now, remember how a few years ago they remade that landmark film into a watered-down piece of crap […]

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“Spitting in a wishing well”: On music and adolescence and memory.

By | May 18, 2010


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I am having a moment. I’m hoping to capture this moment here, while I’m having it, and while this semi-embarrassing flood of memories is untainted by my having overthought and reassimilated them all into something that actually connects to the now. Much of what I write here on this blog could be classified as memoir, […]

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They’re real, and they’re spectacular: A review of the film A Matter of Size

By | May 17, 2010


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Note: I have been liberal with the spoilers in the following review, with the expectation that many of my readers may not get the chance to see the film. However, I have held back some of the more central plot points, so there are plenty of surprises left should an opportunity to see it arise […]

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“There is a difference”: Goalpost-moving and naming the acceptable body

By | May 13, 2010


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I rarely go out to see movies anymore. So many of them are disappointments, and leave me resentful of having wasted my money and two hours (or more!) of my life.* Instead I read a great many reviews, even of films I have no interest in, and thus I can limit myself to only watching […]

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Q&A: Waking up not-fat, and my worst date ever.

By | May 12, 2010


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Hey, remember these? I’ve been picking through my Formspring queue after an absence of several weeks. Here’s a couple of recents; ask your own (or read the rest) here. Q. If someone offered you the chance to wake up tomorrow at a weight which was “appropriate” for your height, would you take that chance? And, […]

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Outfitblog, & a Fatcast update.

By | May 7, 2010


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Bigger versions and specifics after the jump. Dress from eShakti, purple & black leopard print cardigan from Marshalls, green & black scarf from Marshalls, black t-straps by Nina Dolls. Dress by Nine West, by way of Ross; grey & white spotted cardi from Old Navy; purple jacket from Lane Bryant; pocketwatch from eBay; gold flats […]

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Whipping Girl: A seventh-grade memoir, part two.

By | May 5, 2010


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In part one, Danelle was cast out of her clique and I began the sensitive process of carving a more permanent space for myself in same. Following this excerpt are my thoughts on the boys we worshipped, the existence of “frenemies” even before we had a word for them, and our late-1980s hairstyles. I shamelessly […]

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In Memoriam: My Gallbladder

By | May 4, 2010


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Yesterday I remarked to my husband: I just realized that this month marks the tenth anniversary of my de-galling, that is, the day I had my gallbladder removed. I mention this experience here frequently. I hesitate to call it traumatic but it was, in a way, insofar as being an experience I went into with […]

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