Our Big Fat Lives

A pair of In-N-Out cheeseburgers.

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Last week the news reported the latest bunch of experts telling us the nation is going to be full of fatties by 2030 if we don’t stop eating crap food in bucket-sized portions. The experts’ report, which appeared in The Lancet, blamed “changes in society” for our poor diets. The BBC dug up a couple of overweight, tired-looking housewives who, when interviewed, explained that cheap food was “quick and easy, we can’t afford nuffink else.” Read the rest of this entry


Sweating the Small Stuff

Don't cry over spilled milk

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I’m a control freak. I’ve held my hands up to that one for a while now. Difficult not to when I need to know exactly how many seconds my son has taken to brush his teeth; when the mere thought of letting anyone else touch my computer breaks me out in a cold sweat; when the world seems out of kilter if milk isn’t added to the teacup after the teabag but before boiling water. Be that as it may, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect certain standards. And things are slipping around here. Oh, yes…things are slipping badly.   Read the rest of this entry