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Surfin' In Style

September 04, 2004

My assignment? Find two weblogs on subject that interest me. Easy enough, right? Maybe...

First thing I searched for on Google was "Fat Chicks Weblog." I thought I'd find some site promoting body-positive self-love, blah, blah blah. Instead, I found this guy. Now, if one of my interests was peering into the head of a guy who is kind of a jerk, well, I'd be alllll set, wouldn't I? A choice comment from his blog?

"... today I saw this chick that weighed close to 300 lbs. Her leg was thicker than my torso and I am a big guy, she had flesh covering her knees like a flesh blanket and she was wearing short shorts, she also had on a cut off t-shirt that looked like she squeezed into this motherfucker. .... She asked me if I wanted her phone number I said no thanks and she gave me this look like I committed some cardinal sin." - Roberto J. Dohnert

I was all set to write off poor Roberto as just another jerk in the sea of life... then I read his entry about God being a woman. Well. Maybe he has a point? Roberto's a decent writer, if you ignore the occasional bouts of poor grammar and complete disregard for paragraphs. If you like cranky guys, you just might dig Roberto's blog.

Next I dig a search for "Fat?So! Weblog" because I was still determined to find a body positive blog... I mean, surely there's at least one out there, right? Luckily, this search had better results and I found Big Fat Blog: The Fat Acceptance Weblog. Sweet! Just reading the F.A.Q. made me happy!

A choice quote from the F.A.Q.:

"Big Fat Blog does not promote weight loss and weight loss talk here is not allowed, period. We are not saying that weight loss is bad; rather, we're saying that weight loss is sold as a magic key that will unlock the door to your life. It's marketing, folks. Diets don't work. Lifestyle changes do work, and whenever you want to change, it needs to start inside - with yourself. That's where fat acceptance starts." - Big Fat Blog

Next up, I wanted to find a weblog with tips on Herb Gardening because on my front porch is an extremely prolific herb garden and, um, I don't know what the heck to do with all my plants! I've already made a crapload of pesto, dried some catnip and lemon verbena for kitty treats and tea, respectively, made beads from pineapple sage, as well as some sage bundles, and use fresh herbs practically every day, but I still have an overabundance of product that must be used up and soon!

So... I found this site: Mom's Kitchen. I'm not quite sure what to think because the first entry for today reads:

"An organized person would present the recipes for Labor Day in the order they're served. I started with the appetizer/snack but then jumped to a main dish and now I'm posting a dessert. I'm not an organized person." - Mom's Kitchen

The site does seem a little jumbled, but I have to say that the recipe for Peach-Raspberry Ice Cream sounds really yummy so I think I'll forgive the disorganization. I mean, it's not like anyone has every accused -me- of being particularly well-organized. So who am I to judge??

And, sweet!, go "Mom", cuz I found exactly what I was looking for: The Culinary Herb FAQ

Moira at 12:02 PM :: Comments (5) :: ::

That's a nice, substantial second post, Moira!

I was amused by the entry in which "Mom" hopes her kids go away to college, so she'll be able to put her cookbooks in their room.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 4, 2004 12:16 PM

Thanks! I'm glad at least one person read it! I posted a link to this blog on my other one but no one's crossed over just yet...

Yeah, I like that Mom's kitchen site. I've been exploring it this afternoon... So much for homework, eh?

Man, I love that I have this Writing for the Internet class! Now I can -totally- justify my time spent online as a necessary part of my college experience. Sweet!

Posted by: Moira at September 4, 2004 01:43 PM

You should apply for a work-study with The Setonian. Getting paid to help me put up the online newspaper...pretty sweet deal. Think about it. :-D

Posted by: Amanda at September 4, 2004 03:52 PM

Amanda - how does one go about doing that? what hours would that entail? if it's flexible, I'm all about it. i wanted to ask you about the whole Setonian thing anyway - wouldn't mind writing a column or something. I couldn't make the meeting on Thursday! So, can you send me more info? I tried loading the webpage earlier today and the site was down... maybe the link I clicked was broken? I'll try again tonight.

Posted by: Moira at September 4, 2004 04:32 PM

Great post Moira. It's all downhill from here! :D

Posted by: Neha at September 6, 2004 11:55 AM
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