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May 10th, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award!

I just received a Kreativ Blogger Award from Awe shucks! I’d like to thank the Academy, the Associated Press, my agent…actually, I’d just like to thank Megan at Tomato Tots.

So, apparently this award comes with strings. There are rules I must comply with, lest I be stripped of my title like a wayward, beauty-pageant queen gone astray.

Here they are:

1. Post the award. Check.

2. Thank and mention the person who gave me the award.

Megan at, I thank you. Check.

3. Pass the award on to seven blogs who I think embody the spirit of the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Working on it. More on this later.

4. Name seven things about myself that others don’t know.

Really? I’m so out there, what’s not to know? But if I must…

Here goes: I don’t eat meat (beef, pork or lamb). I don’t eat dairy. I don’t eat wheat. (Uh oh, I’m starting to sound like my last post!)  I own over sixty pair of shoes, only three or four of which are flats. I was once killed in a very bad horror movie. I am a closet Miley Cyrus fan: Party in the U.S.A. has been my ring-tone (01 Party In the U.S.A.- give it a minute to load, sit back and enjoy). And Megan, just for you, (feminists, cover your eyes) I was once Miss Teen Calgary and actually possess my very own tiara! Jealous much? Check.

5. Notify my seven Bloggers about their award and post a link to their blog.

Will do. See #3 above.

May 10th, 2010

My Body Image, My Daughter

I eat too many pistachios. This is the thought that repeats in my head as I stand at my kitchen counter, stomach rumbling, mouth salivating, hand immersed deep within my pistachio jar. Again: I eat too many pistachios. I look at the brimming handful of delectable, bright green nuts that I am attempting to extract through the narrow opening of the jar and swallow in anticipation, wondering if I will successfully convince myself that the mass encased within my fingers is equivalent to ten nuts, roughly, maybe eleven, close enough. Why ten? Didn’t you know? Ten is the maximum number of pistachios we are supposed to eat within a 24 hour period. I read this once in a book on diet and exercise, something related to Pilate’s if I’m not mistaken, and if I read it, it must be true.

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