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  • 17:24 Rufus loves a sunbeam. twitpic.com/20jowa #
  • 17:27 O loves a box. Especially a giant IKEA box. twitpic.com/20jpw5 #
  • 23:12 Eldercat update: lung thing likely a malignant tumor. Also possible kidney disease. One/both/neither could cause stroke (i.e. "seizure"). #
  • 23:13 To sum up: old cat is old. But eating and grooming and behaving normally (demanding and cranky = normal). So. Weighing the options. #
  • 23:38 @definatalie Yay! This makes me happy for you. #
  • 09:48 Ugh. Bad form, Universal. Harry Potter Fans Deemed Too Heavy for 'Wizarding World' Ride yhoo.it/atF9Y9 #
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  • 10:08 HA. This is why I'm not an early adopter. Via Ars Technica: Jobs on iPhone 4 antenna: "avoid holding it in this way" bit.ly/9TJT7Y #
  • 10:11 Excellent Q & A on media literacy. Via Boston.com: Let down by a role model: Tips for talking to your child bit.ly/bl74RJ #
  • 10:13 @mentalshaman Oh, I know, I've seen. I just find it hilarious. Also I am left-handed in everything except writing, so This Affects Me. #
  • 10:15 @Tabayag I don't believe in paying Apple to be a beta tester! I love my 3GS, but I'll wait for them to fix the bugs before considering a 4. #
  • 10:25 Love love love. Via YouTube: Janelle Monae Performs 'Tightrope' bit.ly/cLWnNX #
  • 11:14 PSA: My full response to every person who asks, "Why not just lose weight?" in whatever context, now or at any point in the future, is: No. #
  • 11:15 All future iterations of this question will be directed to the previous tweet. Thank you. #
  • 11:20 I am percolating a blog post about Janelle Monae, but I haven't finished the followup Gaga post yet. Too much is happening in pop music! #
  • 11:27 Tar balls all over Destin beach in Florida. This is really bad, y'all. Via YouTube: bit.ly/anfTzQ #
  • 12:34 Today there's a heap o' new & promising cast interviews for "Huge" on ABCFamily's YouTube page: bit.ly/9gpsyi (h/t to Big Fat Blog) #
  • 14:57 Left work early for the #BBQBeachParty. Mmm.... ribs. #
  • 16:07 "I <3 Fat Guys" - I can get behind this sentiment. #bbqbeachparty twitpic.com/1zwdt6 #
  • 18:39 The Eldercat had a seizure this afternoon, his first ever. Now we are at the ER to check him out. Pls send positive thoughts his way. #
  • 18:43 This is the Eldercat, waiting on the ER vet, for visual reference: twitpic.com/1zxkbp #
  • 20:07 So, the largest vet ER on the north shore on a Friday night? Not the most uplifting place in the world. Many sobbing people & sad animals. #
  • 20:08 We are awaiting bloodwork and x-rays for O. Fingers crossed. #
  • 00:21 The Eldercat's preliminary results were inconclusive; he has a lesion on a lung that may or may not be related. Home now, watchful waiting. #
  • 00:23 My sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who's sent their support. It really does help. #
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  • 12:23 "Dance your cares away...!" The Fraggle Rock Complete Series is only $37 at Amazon today. I am SO ordering this. amzn.to/bWxCMt #
  • 13:05 This is EXACTLY what I would imagine @stitchtowhere's hypothetical tour rider to look like. Via SteveMartin.com bit.ly/9bLSGI #
  • 13:52 Blogged: I flew first class! And some other stuff. bit.ly/bFvmte #
  • 16:19 Marianne/@therotund and I are recording a Listener Questions episode of Fatcast tonight, so if you have a question, now is the time to ask. #
  • 16:31 @krrryyyssstal It is only stalking if you jump out at me and yell "STAAALKIINNNGGGG!!!" Fab icon, BTW - that show is so underrated. #
  • 21:43 Is Friendly's selling a hamburger with two grilled cheese sandwiches as the "bun", or did I just halluncinate that? #
  • 22:08 @ertchin HAHA! We have a future episode planned for the mens and for gender in general. #
  • 08:53 Some good tips in comments too. Via Lifehacker: Seven Myths About Grilling a Steak bit.ly/ct09wZ #
  • 09:59 New CFP, via Charlotte Cooper's blog: Submit to a new Fat Studies anthology! bit.ly/bV9yGV #
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  • 10:59 Fascinating little bit of ephemera. Via Sociological Images: IBM Decides to Let Women Work after Marriage bit.ly/cu227I #
  • 12:00 @mightywombat They won. There was a lot of crying. #
  • 12:06 So @therotund and I recorded a new Fatcast (about EXERCISE) last night, and I went into deranged rants at least twice, that I recall. #
  • 12:09 The more animated of the rants was about Junonia sizing. Fat Travel 2 should go up tonight, EXERCISE! by this weekend. bit.ly/a64FgN #
  • 14:34 HELLO DINNER. Via Chow.com: Shaved Fennel and Strawberry Salad Recipe bit.ly/arTO0J #
  • 15:03 Ew. This whole thing just skeeved me out. Via Jezebel: The Daily Show's Woman Problem bit.ly/c3qxKl #
  • 19:39 Stow your pitchforks and torches, kids: there is a new Fatcast! It's Fat Travel, Part 2. bit.ly/a64FgN #
  • 19:44 The gym! That's where I'm a gazelle! This tweet will make more sense after you've heard the EXERCISE episode of Fatcast, which isn't up yet. #
  • 21:13 Things I don't get: people who stroll around the gym at a snail's pace, blocking hallways and doors I'm trying to get through. MOVE, FFS. #
  • 23:45 So Feedburner says Fatcast has been downloaded a total of 15,010 times since May. That's... that's a lot of downloads. I am gobsmacked. #
  • 09:47 My prior ambivalence about Nikki Blonsky has turned to tentative warmth w/ a chance of OMG AWESOME. bit.ly/aJp71F (h/t @GreyDespair) #
  • 09:53 Also, for everyone who's been asking: yes, I plan on watching Huge. bit.ly/9jMmc3 If I like it, I may recap it, but no promises yet. #
  • 09:53 @perseponeinivy YESSSSS. All is going according to plan. BIKINIS FOR ALL. #
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  • 10:11 @sparkymonster I am an optimist! Also I didn't expect to read endless assertions that fat = ED. Really, Jezebel commenters? Really? #
  • 10:13 Flash: simply being fat does not automatically mean a person has an eating disorder. Not even if they're really, really, really fat. Really. #
  • 10:14 People are fat for lots of reasons, often at the same time & in concert with each other. Just like people are thin for lots of reasons. #
  • 10:16 The assertion that ALL thin people are thin because they eat a balanced diet and exercise is frankly hilarious. Vice versa with fat people. #
  • 10:30 @vickimaeisOK Oh, I love the article! It's by Golda of @bodylovewellnes, whom I totally dig. The commenters are unbearable, though. #
  • 10:52 @ebertchicago I ABSOLUTELY would. #
  • 10:57 @ebertchicago Better still if the bag also mentioned the extensive underwear selection. #
  • 11:01 Twitter, I swear, I am coming to kick you in the junk if you don't get your shit together. At least give the whale a cardigan. #
  • 11:22 I completely love this outfit. Huh. Via Vintage_Ads: Pond's - from Good Housekeeping, Oct 1970 bit.ly/beTWBh #
  • 12:37 I have gotten a strange email about my protesting a cupcake store. Except I haven't protested a cupcake store. I am in favor of cupcakes. #
  • 12:39 Unless they're like, POISON cupcakes. I am opposed to poison cupcakes. #
  • 12:51 Ah! Thanks @tabayag & @beadgaldesigns. Easy mistake to make, given the customer's name is Diana and mine is Lesley. LOL bit.ly/dqq9d3 #
  • 12:56 @beadgaldesigns AAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA. It's true! #
  • 13:52 Mostly linking this here so I remember to read it (& mine it for blog material) later. NYTimes.com: Lady [Gaga] Power nyti.ms/c8PPLu #
  • 19:22 Hey kids: remember my effusive review of A Matter of Size? (bit.ly/8ZEMSB) The film is coming to DC's Avalon Theater on July 2. #
  • 19:23 If you're a DC-based blogger (or friendly fat) who'd like free tickets to A Matter of Size in exchange for spreading the word, send me a DM. #
  • 09:06 Yes. RT @marcelle42 Can today be Rex Manning day? #
  • 09:10 @definatalie "Cupcakes for some, miniature Australian flags for others!" (If you are unfamiliar with The Simpsons, pls ignore me.) #
  • 09:13 @Eclipse Hahaha, I would laugh. And then be angry. #
  • 09:17 Is there such a thing as Decor Envy? Via Apartment Therapy Boston - House Tours bit.ly/ahgkLC #
  • 09:31 Awesome hoax videos. Via io9: Mind-blowing archive of footage showing ghosts, UFOs, and more bit.ly/cSuZj7 #
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  • 13:09 THE LAND OF CAKE AND BARBECUE SAUCE! Via Sociological Images: What Counts As U.S.A. Ethnic Food? bit.ly/aBTEvw #
  • 15:22 So I was offerred a review copy of a book on fat kids. I accepted. It arrived. This is the book's cover: twitpic.com/1ysx2x #
  • 15:23 As if the content weren't depressing enough, parts of the book are printed in comic sans. This book is my kryptonite, dudes. #
  • 15:26 @butterflyblob I like that you are trying to find a silver lining, LOL. #
  • 15:28 @paperandglue Right? Is this the efforts of The Man to break my spirit? IT WON'T WORK, THE MAN. I CAN WITHSTAND YOUR TERRIBLE FONT CHOICES. #
  • 15:31 FWIW, the book seems to be self-published & surely the dude who wrote it has good intentions. Possibly I need to blog about Good Intentions. #
  • 15:32 @paperandglue Much of it seems to be raw research -- direct quotes from kids -- so I might, uh, skim. "Reading" it thoroughly is unlikely. #
  • 15:33 @SabrinaSpiher A quote from the press kit says, paraphrasing: "Fat kids hate their lives, so why don't they stop eating?" OMG. OMG OMG. #
  • 17:56 Hard to look at. Via Boston.com's The Big Picture: Oil in the Gulf, two months later bit.ly/aaeLsc #
  • 17:59 You had me at "free cookbook". Via Lifehacker: Learn to Prepare Tasty Five-Ingredient Meals in Under Ten Minutes bit.ly/c0fGKa #
  • 18:48 @etana Not bad indeed -- that microwave was at least four years old when I passed it along! #
  • 19:18 @integgy Amazing, yes? Mmmm, free cookbook. #
  • 19:19 @stitchtowhere I think I am lacking in sufficient snark to make that happen. That cover has buried the needle on my mockery-o-meter. #
  • 19:24 @thekateblack This is near-inconceivable to me. I must need an ego transplant or something. #
  • 19:36 @ithinkUshould Right on. #
  • 09:23 T Rex muses on the perils of being beautiful. Or not. bit.ly/9HbIle #
  • 09:26 I... cannot believe this is real. CHOMP! Via Gizmodo: Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape In South Africa bit.ly/dyiaEz #
  • 09:44 Featuring a slightly restrained Regis Philbin. Via Progress City USA: Walt Disney World Coming Attractions... of 1987 bit.ly/azJcne #
  • 09:52 I finally just got around to reading the comments to this, and I think Jezebel and I are officially broken up. bit.ly/dsds9b #
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  • 17:58 A perfect day at the beach, followed by an evening of fine roller derby. Life is occasionally awesome. #
  • 19:54 Go nuts, y'all: twitpic.com/1y9mh8 #
  • 20:49 I got recognized at ROLLER DERBY. Damn, y'all - if this keeps happening I'll have to start believing that more than 3 people read my blog. #
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  • 10:21 Day 2 (yesterday) of Tiny LA Trip: amazing Mexican food & grand walking tour of Santa Monica with M, saw a new ocean, sat in traffic. #
  • 22:13 SUCCESSFUL FIRST CLASS UPGRADE, Y'ALL! Sweet. It ain't free but it's damn reasonable. #
  • 22:53 Tiny LA Trip, day 3: Clifton's Cafeteria, the FIDM gallery, afternoon tea at the hotel, Pretty in Pink geeking, all w/ the lovely Joy Nash. #
  • 22:54 First lesson in Uncomfortable First Class Privilege: you get your own security line, which is way shorter. #
  • 23:06 @lillianbehrendt I TOTALLY HAD JELLO! It wasn't even a question. And I am hoping my plebian seatbelt extender will work in first class too. #
  • 23:50 Second lesson in Uncomfortable First Class Privilege: being watched by all the coach passengers as they go by. I AM ONE OF YOU, COACH PEOPLE #
  • 23:51 That said, this is the first time ever I have felt comfortable on a plane. #
  • 23:59 The Lakers won, which means there may be a riot on my Boston to LA flight. BUT I DONT CARE BECAUSE FIRST CLASS, BITCHES! #
  • 01:59 @_designprincess Amaaaazing. I should be there! Damn it. #
  • 02:10 @_designprincess I'm an idiot who can't read a calendar, otherwise I'd be getting knocked out by y'alls fabulousness right now. Next year! #
  • 02:14 I'm so comfortable that I could actually sleep, but I don't want to sleep because I will miss the most comfy flight ever. Conundrum! #
  • 02:16 Hi, these are my first-world problems, let me show you them. #
  • 02:35 @integgy SRSLY. Our departure was serendipitously prescient. #
  • 05:00 And up comes the sun, three hours early. #
  • 06:00 Safely home! My undying gratitude to all of you who made my Tiny LA Trip so completely brilliant. I couldn't have asked for better. #
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