October 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Photo by Keith Ramsey / by CC BY-SA 2.0
What is a blogger to do on the 7th day of her blog-a-day commitment when it’s five hours to midnight and she doesn’t feel like writing a real entry? Post some links, of course! Why create my own content when I can feature content that has already been created?
This Halloween, you can be ‘Potato Jesus’
This is the funniest, topical Halloween costume I’ve seen so far: Potato Jesus. It’s based on an incident earlier this year where a woman infamously tried to restore a fresco of Jesus, “tried” being the operative word in that sentence. The church where it happened has become a tourist attraction, so at least they’ve made some money off of the gaffe. I don’t think they’re selling costumes though.
George Takei’s Facebook page
Best known as Sulu from the original Star Trek series, George Takei also posts tons of funny and interesting stuff on his Facebook page. I always like seeing one of his posts appear in my feed. Did you know he also helped plan [...]
October 3, 2012 at 7:58 am
I got an email from a reader recently who asked a question I wasn’t entirely sure how to answer, so I decided to punt it to you guys instead. Of course, I might be stretching the meaning of the word “recently” when I refer to an email I received over two months ago. Sorry about that, dear reader! I got busy or lazy or both if that’s even possible. Here’s what she wrote:
A brief personal history: I’m typically in the mid-range of the “overweight” section of the BMI scale, I exercise regularly and eat fairly healthy, just a little too much of everything. But, my question concerns my role as a nurse practitioner in a college health setting. I occasionally see students who are at an unhealthy weight and I’m never quite sure how to approach a discussion. I tend to think most of us know if we need to lose weight, we just don’t always do what we need to do. I realize different people require different approaches, but I’m wondering what, if any, [...]
June 29, 2011 at 7:32 am
Photo by Claire L. Evans / by CC BY-ND 2.0
My closet doesn’t quite look like the picture above, but it’s not too far from it. I have a lot of clothes in a lot of different sizes. As I’ve mentioned in blog posts, on my web sites and in a book available in bookstores nationally, I’ve gained back some weight since my all-time lowest weigh-in. I make a point to say that because I sometimes still get comments or emails from people who think I’ve been hiding this fact despite everything I’ve done to publicize it. So yes, I am fatter than my thinnest, but thinner than my fattest. And I’m okay with that. Seriously.
That said, I’ve still got all these clothes that I bought either on the way down or the way back up, and I can’t bring myself to get rid of them. I’ve got at least 4 or 5 boxes of jeans, shirts, and even some underwear, plus everything that is currently hanging in my closet. I felt rather ridiculous moving all [...]