We’re having a bit of a slow day here at SP. Kate’s fending off reporters left and right, Fillyjonk is unavailable today, and I’m staring down the omg-why-is-my-university-on-the-quarter-system-anyway end-of-quarter blues. I’ve sat here for the last half hour trying to come up with a post full of trenchant, witty analysis of some fat-related thing, but it’s just not happening. I’m both unsurprised and un-outraged by Kirstie Alley’s split from Jenny Craig to start her own weight loss business. (My favorite quote: “I am especially passionate about seeing to it that our next generations are not struggling with the same weight issues that my generation has struggled with.” So are we, Kirstie, so are we. I’m just guessing we define “weight issues” differently.) I’ve racked my brains for an anecdote to entertain you with, but the frozen Chicago landscape has made all anecdotes seem joyless and uninteresting. There aren’t even any pudgy animals on Cute Overload right now!
It is a slow fat day, is what I’m saying.
Given that, I declare this an open thread. A pre-Friday Fluff, if you will. But to warm the frozen cockles of my heart, let’s aim for uplift: what’s making you happy today? For me, it’s the extremely charming Swedish pop singer Jens Lekman. I have a mega-crush on his album Night Falls Over Kortedala. What’s getting you through the bleak stretch of February, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere? If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, you lucky so-and-so, what fabulous summer activity are you enjoying right now?