Archive For The “etana” Category

From the Fatosphere….tips to dressing fatabulously

By | April 7, 2009

In lieu of the Blogessy on fat fashion tips, here’s some reader-submitted snaplettes of wisdom: Kimocean responded: Love, love, love your list! Great to see tips that actually make sense to me and add something new to the conversation. My tips would be: Fit is important, make friends with your local tailor(it’s often less expensive […]

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What [not] to Wear…a blogessy

By | April 6, 2009

In the interest of keeping things cheap, I tend to wear basics to work and buy things that match *everything* (or at least something) in my wardrobe. I like simple accessories that go a long way, stretch my dollar and all that jazz. I like colors that can go day and night and still look […]

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Marketing 101

By | February 9, 2009

Are you heavy or healthy? Is this a message we’re still trying to answer? Haven’t we addressed this in some lecture hall, some street corner conversation, some text alert or bulletin board message? I seem to recall t-shirts or buttons, some bumper sticker I threw away. I swear we covered this already. Find your weight. […]

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with much love to xkcd…

By | January 15, 2009

Rarely am I a “think first, speak later” kind of person. If I could imagine an aura around my head it would be weather-centric. It would include a storm cloud and a bright sun, haze and possibly rain. It would be intense as often as not. Like Pigpen you could see me coming from miles […]

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{insert resolved bodily qualm here}

By | January 5, 2009

I took a B12 vitamin today for the first time in almost a year. My failing health has me wondering if my vitamin uptake will atone for my sins. Parting ways with the gym in order to avoid the public-with-dog and eating whole bags of potato chips on occassion are certainly things to atone for. […]

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Honey, eat the fruitcake…

By | December 24, 2008

Going home for the Holidays is rough, isn’t it? We primp, preen, slap on some sassy heels and apply the mascara *just* so only to walk into a spitting image of ourselves 10 or twenty years younger and cringing in the corner. Family gathers around us and smile. Fingers poke, prod and pretend. They say […]

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The Floating Heads *or* Look, Don’t Look!

By | December 16, 2008

Floating heads are all the rage. In the fatsosphere and beyond, we get floating heads and elegantly draped bodices adorned in jewels and sparkle. Alluring smiles and dashing eye shadow frames perfectly pecked cheeks and the cutest dimples I’ve ever seen on a grown man. Hair is coifed and sexy and when not, attention is […]

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I like pumpkin butter

By | October 30, 2008

How to join The Great Pumpkin in 10 easy steps: 10. Eat some. Is good. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s because that’s where I shop; I happen to live near one. It comes in a glass jar and so far is good for a year. Maybe longer. 9. Sniff someone else’s eating of some. […]

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Less Cryptic than Crypto-nite

By | October 27, 2008

She leaned over the small table separating us from one another and grinned. “And what do you mean by ‘femme’ in this context?” she says with eyes too clear for prodding, too rambling for security. I don’t know. I’m pushing at a coaster strewn haphazardly on a side table and begin fingering the cord connecting […]

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Guest Blog: making boots fit

By | October 22, 2008

If you have issues with knee-high boots not zipping up over your calves (like I always have, even when I was thin — former dancer), here’s an idea that I came up with, that works great. Lace them up with elastic. Using elastic, you can lace them much more tightly, and still have the stretch […]

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