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…(almost) always wears blue jeans (Avenue’s Denim Lite straight-leg in dark wash)

…only wears make-up when she wants to

…wore the wrong size shoes for many-many years (happily wearing 8W now, wore 7W for ages)

…used to be in love with love, now is just in love with life

…has trust issues

…loves meeting new people, but secretly freaks out at the idea

…is a struggling small business owner

…believes in honesty even when it hurts, but it doesn’t hurt to be tactful

…is a music nerd (okay, movies, too!)

…hates shaving (but wouldn’t mind so much if she had a bigger shower)

…loves crafts of nearly all kinds

…deep down will always be a hippie at heart

…has had the same top 5 favorite movies of all time for ten years (at least)

…is lactose intolerant

…weighs somewhere between 300 and 350 lbs.

…is 5’4″, but truly thought she was 5’5″ for years

…has red hair with a black stripe on one side

…actually loves the color Blue

…needs a fucking vacation

…cannot believe she has this blog and that anyone actually reads it

…feels so blessed and grateful to all in the fat acceptance community

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  1. On December 2nd, 2010 at 12:21 pm Twistie Says:

    … firmly believes she was a cat in a former life
    … has never stopped loving stuffed animals
    … bakes like a bitch queen of awesome
    … took up bobbin lace in large part because she’d never seen anyone else do it
    … can find a Gilbert and Sullivan quote for nearly any occasion
    … still can’t quite believe she’s a professional writer
    … wants to feed Tim Gunn homemade scones
    … is secretly fascinated with grisly true crimes
    … knows a great deal more about the First Ladies of our nation than the presidents
    … sings like Grace Slick
    … is painfully shy about singing in front of actual people
    … has officially gotten over her lifelong phobia of dogs, but will never stop being a cat person

  2. On December 2nd, 2010 at 12:23 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    I love you for this! A.) you get the point of this post B.) you’re made of the purest of all wesome sauces C.) I wish you were my neighbor because seriously? We’d take over the friggin’ world together! Thank you! <3

  3. On December 2nd, 2010 at 12:34 pm Twistie Says:

    Honey, we ARE taking over the friggin’ world together. You know that, don’t you? (snuggles you, you saucy wench)

  4. On December 2nd, 2010 at 12:43 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    You Have Made My Day! Thank you for existing! <3

  5. On December 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 pm Kate Says:

    What kind of small business do you own? I’m looking for a small website to be an alpha client for a small site recommendation engine.

    I’m also very grateful for the fa community, I have finally started to stop hating myself. It’s about damn time!

  6. On December 2nd, 2010 at 12:49 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    I own a small (micro?) cafe near SFO. And you lost me after that question. Ha-ha! I am so happy to hear that you’re done with self-hating. It must be the most useless thing ever! Hooray for FA!

  7. On December 2nd, 2010 at 1:46 pm Kate Says:

    Oh, my friend and I have a fantasty of being pastry chefs when we grow up so I love the small cafe, good for you!

    Alpha client = initial client that will often get the services of the website for an extended period of time at no or little cost, for us, it’d be no cost because we’re small and new. Recommendation engine is the thing that says if you like x you’ll really like y when you buy or view something on a web site. Large engines, like those on Amazon are crazy expensive and outside the the price range of a small mom and pop website. Ours is not. So if you know of anyone or if anyone knows of anyone with a small website who wants to increase sales, give them my name.

  8. On December 2nd, 2010 at 2:18 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh! Okay, cool. I used to want to be a pastry chef, but damn that is a heap of work! I’ve got my hands full enough as it is. My cafe is a one-woman show. One, tired-ass woman, that is. Ha! But thank you. I do have a website that was done up for free by my BFF. I certainly couldn’t have done it on my own and unfortunately am completely broke at the moment, but I will keep you in mind if I hear anyone in need. Thanks!

  9. On December 3rd, 2010 at 5:16 am Kath Says:

    We read it because you’re a wonderful person and writer, and enjoy what you do!

    I might do a post like this when I’m next feeling a little overwhelmed and don’t have the spoons to really get in to writing. A nice way to get to know each other.

  10. On December 3rd, 2010 at 9:11 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Aw, Kath, you’re the sweetest thing! Yes, I was secretly hoping more people would post something similar (perhaps a different format) so we could get to know each other better. Yay!

  11. On December 3rd, 2010 at 9:34 am Kate Says:

    Okay, I’m game….

    …loves to bake, especially bread, and double especially pizza dough
    …started making porcelain dolls since she already had a kiln for glass, only to learn that porcelain requires heat that surpasses glass kiln capabilities, but has secretly fallen in love with doll making.
    …loves her dogs more than any person other than her husband
    …wishes she looked better in pink
    …is glad she no longer hates herself because of her weight
    …is very curious as to what bobbin lace is

  12. On December 3rd, 2010 at 9:57 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh, thank you Kate! Lovely! This is bobbin lace making:
    And I was just talking to my husband about trying to make our own bread. We’re game, but not sure where to start.
    Do you have any experience with gluten-free breads? I want to try garbonzo bean flour!

  13. On December 3rd, 2010 at 10:41 am Twistie Says:

    @Kate: Bobbin lace is also waaaaaaaaay fun and cool to do. I’ll be writing up something on the basics next week at my shiny new crafts blog ( Drop on by and learn some more details.

  14. On December 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 pm Kate Says:

    Not Blue, I have no experience at all with gluten-free breads. But I highly recommend the king arthur flour website for anything regarding baking and they have a gluten-free section:

    The thing with bread making is that you might not end up with what you anticipated, but it’s probably still going to be really delicious. I’m not happy at all with our bread choices where I live (suburban Dallas) and I’m done settling in lifel

    I’ll definitely check out the bobbin lace, I just ordered lace from The Netherlands for my doll, which just seems preposterous, so making my own is definitely appealing.

  15. On December 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Thanks for the link!

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