‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.
I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…
I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’
‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’
What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!
I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.
The most amazing person you will ever meet. A bit sarcastic but mosly lovable!
If you don’t know her too bad! the ppl who have met her are extremely lucky! And you should never push her away. A lil bitchy at times but who’s not!”—Loving the Urban Dictionary definition for my name :)
Well, I don’t wear a uniform anyway, being in sixth form and all, but it means I can go to school in jeans and a t-shirt rather than a pencil skirt and heels. And I must admit, this makes me rather happy.
Now I just need to decide exactly what I’m going to wear…
I was doing a typical ‘me’ and was checking IMDb for Law and Order: UK stuff, and you know I said Jamie Bamber’s name was in the cast list for the first few episodes of the new series? Well now it’s not! Nowhere to be seen - This means Matt dies, oh God, I thought we were over this!
Do you remember when I had that little freak out a while ago because I thought Matt Devlin in Law and Order: UK dies in first episode of the new series? Well, on my daily trawl of IMDb (because I’m a sad act) I decided to check in on L&O: UK to see if there was an air date for the new series yet and I also had a glance at the episode list, and to my utter pleasure I read that Jamie Bamber is in episode 2. AKA…
MATT DOESN’T DIE! YES! AHHHHH!
I really am quite happy now! And on that note, time for bed :)