Your Hearts Will Grow Fonder

I’m going out of town tonight and won’t be back until Wednesday, so posting will be light from me, if there’s any at all. I don’t know what FJ and SM might have planned, but if you’re bored, feel free to use this as an open thread until things get going around here again. Have fun, everybody!

63 thoughts on “Your Hearts Will Grow Fonder”

  1. Well I will try to generate an Aunt Fattie and I just emailed you about a guest post, so I think we’ll be all right.

  2. I was wondering if there were any FA messageboards or any plans to start a SP one? I think that could be great.

  3. I was wondering if y’all know whether Whitney won ANTM last night? I saw something on TMZ (I know, I know) that suggested it, but I’d like confirmation… and I don’t have a TV. Anyone?

  4. Have fun storming the castle, Kate…or whatever it is you’re doing. We’ll miss you while you’re gone.

    FJ, yay! for more Aunt Fattie!

  5. Sadly, the only “plan” I have these days is “descend into increasing panic about orals.” T minus 19 days!

    Y’all, I have been studying for this exam LONGER THAN I’VE KNOWN KATE. If I pass, I demand a Piggy Moo concert/party in celebration.

  6. sarawr, I already accidentally spoilered someone so I’m a little squirrely, but given that the current top post in the fatosphere feed is entitled “Whitney Thompson: WInner of America’s Next Top Model,” I don’t feel I’m really giving anything away when I tell you that she did.

  7. ALSO: FU KATE for titling this post as you did and thus lodging “My Heart Will Go On” in my head.

    Also also: Good luck with orals, sweetmachine! You are going to ROCK IT.

  8. Thanks, fillyjonk! Also: SCORE! While she’s not what I or any rational person in the real world would call plus-size, I still kind of feel vindicated. Thanks for the confirmation.

  9. Fillyjonk, Doesn’t Aunt Fattie write the aunt fattie posts? I’m confused, are you saying there’s no such thing as the Easter Bunny?

  10. Hey y’all, I told my therapist about Shapely Prose and he looked around and agreed with my diagnosis (har har, see what I did there?) of AWESOME!

    (I’m in South Bend, IN, btw, if anyone is in the area and wants a recommendation.)

  11. @sweetmachine, best of luck with the finals! I feel very sure you’ll pass with flying colors. (starts warming up voice for Piggy Moo concert, not to mention baking celebratory pies and cakes – baby-flavored, of course)

  12. OTM, that song was not in my head until you mentioned it. :p YOU’RE HORRIBLE!

    (slams door, pauses, opens door again)


    (slams door again)

  13. A Sarah: I don’t mind that you slammed the door on me because near, far, wherever you are I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door and you’re here in my heart and my heart will go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

  14. I’ve always wondered how that jibes with being ALLLLL BYYYYY MYYYYYSEEEEELLLLLF. Coz, you know, I don’t wanna live ALLLLL BYYYYY MYYYYSEEEELLLF… anymooooore.

    *ducks and runs*

  15. Lexy, she writes ’em, I just type ’em.

    OTM, I’m glad it’s not just me! I mean, I’m sorry it’s you, but misery loves company.

    Isn’t it a little sad, though, that when we see a sentence of the form “[possessive pronoun] heart will [verb] [adjective or preposition],” we automatically associate it with that song?

  16. Hey friends, the girlfriend and I are going to NYC for a visit next week. Any suggestions of cool places to go? I’m from SC, so it’s gonna be a monumental trip.

    The girlfriend loves shoes and shopping in general, but the only thing I like to shop for clothes-wise are quirky or unusual t-shirts (threadless.com is one of my favorite sites). It’s hard, though, to find a place that has a good selection of larger shirts. So if there are fat-friendly stores in NYC let me know.

    I also love books and RPGs and scifi and fantasy and cats and writing and, uh… magic shops. And if you can think of any cool little out of the way stores that have little Asian men who sell Mogwais in them, that would rock my universe.

    Any and all suggestions appreciated!!!!

  17. Maybe Celine Dion is the common thread that unites us all.

    By which I assume you mean an unbridled distaste for Celine Dion is the common thread that unites us all.

    Oh, and did I mention fuck you very much for putting that miserable song in my head?!

  18. [His] heart will [explode] [spontaneously].

    Naw, the formula still needs a bit of tweaking for 100% association with overblown sinking-ship ballads.

  19. Just a thought:

    If a bank advertises that it is open until 6pm it should be open to customers until 6pm. If I rush over from work with 6 minutes to spare and am locked out I am inclined to get angry. They should either advertise they are open until 5:50 or they should pay their employees until 6:30 so they can have time to do end of day stuff. And no (despite what bank manager says) this is not comparable to going to a restaurant that closes in 5 minutes and expecting food because you don’t have to cook my deposit and i do not have to eat it. Sorry I had a bad yesterday.

    On a more pleasant note. I will be in Toronto Canada next week for some training, anyone know of anything interesting to do there? Suggestions are very much appreciated.

  20. [His] heart will [explode] [spontaneously].

    Naw, the formula still needs a bit of tweaking for 100% association with overblown sinking-ship ballads.


    In the literal sense.

    But your problem there is obviously that “spontaneously” is an adverb.

  21. sarawr, oddly, when you mentioned “All By Myself” it wasn’t the song itself that got in my head. Instead what got in my head was a commercial that aired when I was in 7th grade for the Time Life “Soft Rock Hits” collection, in which they played a short clip of each song in the collection. So now my brain is all, “All by myself… Secret looooovers… Ju-ust the two of us… Time after time…” I’m also consumed by the urge to go to homeroom with Ms. Nishiwaki and doodle “I heart NKOTB” on my math book cover.

  22. I’m also consumed by the urge to go to homeroom with Ms. Nishiwaki and doodle “I heart NKOTB” on my math book cover.


  23. OK, so if everyone hates Celine Dion (and I’m not saying everyone doesn’t, mind you)…THEN WHY IS SHE SO POPULAR???? (At least Barry Manilow wrote some cute jingles.)

  24. Oh, damn, now I can’t get Ray Stevens’ “I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow” out of my head! Now that is some funny shit, especially if you’re old enough to remember when Manilow saturated the airwaves. “I wish I didn’t have to feel (BOOM BA BOOM BOOM BOOM)…so yuckeeeeeeeee!” No one can ever make Celine Dion that hilarious, at least not working only with audio.

  25. Moonlight 0806, I seriously hope you don’t have to eat your deposit. I agree with you, though. If you’re open ’til six, that should mean — in a bank’s case — doors unlocked until 6. Once you’re done with the teller, you’re usually out of a bank.

    On a brighter note, I’m, uh, getting married in about five months. *she announces brightly* In Antigua. Which means I will be Overweight in Public, in a Bathing Suit. Yay!

  26. As a Californian, all I can think about is that the CA Supreme Court just overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Congrats to all the LGBT fatties!

  27. S Sarah: Dude, are you ME? Because I get that commercial’s series of song snippets stuck in my head ALL THE TIME (along with the snippets from the NOW! CDs). Oh, man.

    Wait, of course you’re me. We’re Kate Harding. Sorry, I forgot. ;)

    (And um… I kind of… like Celine Dion. I AM SO SORRY.)

  28. (I meant “A Sarah,” of course. Can someone here explain to me why I CONSTANTLY make typos in comments, but NEVER make them in email or messenger or my own damn blog? Feh.)

  29. nuh-UH, sarawr! That’s possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever had in common with someone. I think we should colonize our own planet!! (Or, failing that, I’d like to read your blog.)

    Hey! Did you happen to see a movie in health class with a catchy little jingle that went, “The healths of man are like an equilateral triiiiiiiiiiiangle! Totally dependent on the length and strength of each siiiiiiiiide!” Because I get that one in my head too from time to time, and nobody believes me that it really existed.

    OTM, I take back my “You’re horrible!” This has been very fruitful.

  30. I’ll contribute this tribute to Celine Dion by the Arrogant Worms. Not the best audio, but it’s a strangely catchy tune. (with lyrics like “You play hard to get, but my heart goes on and on” and the chorus of “Oh Celine Dion, you soft rock my world”)

    Sweetmachine, good luck studying for orals! Just be confident and it will be fine.

  31. You guys are cracking me up and totally distracting me from my homework…I love you guys. :)
    Kate, have fun taking over the world or whatever it is you’ll be up to. Come back safe and sound!

  32. Thanks for the link Alice. Now I have something interesting to watch while wasting away in the library!

    That video actually brings up something that I would love to see discussed in the fatosphere: the disconnect between environmental foodies(specifically locavores) and fat activists. I’ve seen a few negative comments about how fatties don’t always feel accepted in environmental circles, the way environmentalists moralize food, etc. But I think there are some interesting links between the two communities-skepticism about nutritional science, focus on the pleasure aspects of food versus the “health” benefits of certain foods, etc. Maybe I’m way off base, but what do you all think?

  33. OK, so if everyone hates Celine Dion (and I’m not saying everyone doesn’t, mind you)…THEN WHY IS SHE SO POPULAR????

    My ex-gf has a deep and abiding love for Celine Dion. And Neil Diamond. I blame it on her partially Canadian upbringing!

    *looks suspiciously at Kate*

  34. I don’t know how Barry Manilow got mentioned. He is the love of my life, always has been. So maybe I hate him a little for going Vegas, but there will never be another Barry. (I don’t think I’d have had the same passion for Liberace if I were older – Barry was the master of the love song – at least, love songs lovesick girls and housewives can’t stop swooning over.)

  35. Since we’re posting Celine Dion tributes, and because this is the most interesting thing I have to offer at the moment, I give you:

    Celine Dion is amazing

    (And a warning: I can’t watch that without cringing. A lot.)

  36. Good luck Sweetmachine with the orals. I passed mine on Monday and I had been studying for over 3 years for them! The relief is amazing although I somehow managed to come down with a horrible cold the day after. I swear my body went “Oh it’s finally safe to destress, let’s get really sick so all you want to do is stay in bed.”

    Yeah Celine got instantly stuck in my head when I saw the title. I’ve been trying to replace it with BNL’s Blame it on me.

    “Yes dear I love you,
    but sometimes I think that love’s not enough for you.
    So you want to play mind games,
    well that’s fine, go ahead, la la la I can’t hear you.
    Here you are and you’re a hundred thousand miles away;
    They say that absence makes the heart grow fungus.
    I wax poetic as you’re waxing your legs,
    you say you think there’s a traitor among us.”

  37. A Sarah: Well, you have just proved conclusively that we are not the same person. Your health class sounds, um, traumatic. On the other hand, MY health teacher took all the girls aside and told us, “It’s incredibly gross, but… you have two holes, okay? Two. It’s just what you have to deal with.”

    For some reason I have “It’s Not Unusual” in my head. Fakkin kill me, guys.

  38. I like Celine Dion. And Barry Manilow. But Neil Diamond is properly cool! why the Neil shame? But not Tom Jones, he looks like a penis, really , he does.

  39. Thank you, Annie. And Holly. Barry Manilow is my secret crush. I blame my mother. Neil Diamond I don’t love, but I do enjoy groovin’ to his tunes. I was crushed last month – Barry was doing a concert near my mom, and she couldn’t go because my dad wouldn’t go anywhere near it and she didn’t have anyone to go with, and I’m a thousand miles away so I couldn’t take her. :(

  40. I have some melon.

    I will not resort to doing the internet inspired ‘omnomnomnom’ (where DID that come from anyway?!) but I feel as strongly about the taste and smell of this melon that I might explode with omnoms on the spot.

    just saying.


  41. Barry Manilow was my first musical love as a little child – the song ‘Mandy’ made me cry when I was, like, four. And I think Neil Diamond still rocks.

    Wriggles, please lighten up.

  42. Congratulations, Kimocean! You must be so relieved. I hope your stress-detox illness clears up soon.

    Y’all, Neil Diamond has a song with the couplet Song she sang to me / Song she brang to me.

  43. Kimocean, did I ever tell you that I used to be a straight up BNL groupie? Like, I traveled around going to concerts and snuck backstage and seriously groupie-like stuff like that? Yeah. Ah, to be 19 again.

  44. BNL played Glasgow last year and were probably the best concert I’ve ever seen. It was just a party of love and joy. And they said we were their favourite place in the world to play and I was like, “Yeah yeah, everyone says that about everywhere,” except afterwards I went onto their blog and they’d actually written it there. (Someone from Toronto was pissed.)

    To be fair, we are possibly the only audience I’ve ever been in that didn’t just sing along, but spontaneously harmonised. HARMONISED. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.

    Which is all just to say: fatgirlonadate, I am so jealous. What an excellent, excellent thing to have done with your time.

  45. I can drive DH nuts by just singing “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!” a la Julie Andrews and the song will be stuck in his head for the rest of the day. Oooo.. I should call him and sing it to him now :P

  46. It has become the custom in my circle of friends, that if someone bemoans a song currently going round in their head, the other one will should “FLASH! HA-ha! Saviour of the universe!” at them. Thereby giving them a *worse* song to sing all day.

    I could only save myself from all the songs in this thread by careful application of a healthy dose of Beethoven’s 9th. The second movement rocks. Seriously. I once had the pleasure of singing the fourth movement in a concert, and could attend the orchestra rehearsals for two days before, mostly sitting behind the string section. One of the happiest musical memories of my life.

  47. lmao!!! Timbits are doughnut holes. I don’t think he misses his bits nearly as much as my mouth. Ha ha!! Whoa…I think I just hit on myself. Pervy! lol. ok, ok. I digress. We have a chain called Tim Horton’s here, they sell fantastic coffee and doughnuts. The timbits (doughnut holes) are sold I think so that you feel like you’re not actually eating a whole doughnut. However, I’m pretty sure 30 of them equal more than a coupla…!!!!!

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