Repost for Ash Wednesday, ’cause I’m preoccupied, dagnabit!

Hi, everyone! Oops -- just realized I'd forgotten to do a blog post this morning! Dare I say I made an "ash" of myself? (Get it? 'Cause it's Ash Wednesday?) Oh well, sorry! Anyhoo, no weigh-in today, but please enjoy this blast from the past (last year, to be exact) and I'll see ya next … Continue reading Repost for Ash Wednesday, ’cause I’m preoccupied, dagnabit!

“Good morning, I’m fat! How are you?”

"I’m fat; how are you?" Great line, isn't it? Sure wish I'd come up with it! But no, I have to give proper credit: it's from Simcha Fischer's "What's for Supper? Vol. 201, Potatoes and Other Tornadoes?" post last week. Well, there's something to be said for celebrating, rather than denigrating, your fatness sometimes -- … Continue reading “Good morning, I’m fat! How are you?”

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In: Post-Bright Week Edition!

Well, howdy everyone, and welcome back! So glad to see y'all again! So didja have a nice Pascha and/or Passover? Me personally, I did Pascha, but finished it off with some leftover Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine, so as to be, y'know, ecumenical. (And of course, shout-out to our Eastern Orthodox friends who are just now … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In: Post-Bright Week Edition!

Clean Monday: Last Weigh-In Before Pascha!

Good morning, everyone! A happy and blessed "Clean Monday" to my Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic (aka "Orthodox Lite") friends out there! And rather than repeat myself ad nauseum, I'll just refer you to LAST year's Clean Monday blog post and let you go on about your day. Meanwhile, without further adieux, here's … Continue reading Clean Monday: Last Weigh-In Before Pascha!

Post-Road Trip, Pre-Lent Weigh-In

Good morning, everyone! Yes, that's right -- as I've occasionally mentioned in this blog before, I'm an Eastern Catholic (Byzantine, Ruthenian, Greek Catholic, or whatever). We're simple folk with different ways, but we're cool. Anyway, the main thing to know about us as it relates to this blog is that even though we're Catholic, we … Continue reading Post-Road Trip, Pre-Lent Weigh-In

Surprise! Just poppin’ in to say Merry Christmas!

Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm on a blogging break and all that. Still, if former Pres. Obama can pop in to say hi, I guess I can, too! I'm enjoying my little break, and hope you're all keeping snug as the proverbial bugs in your rugs, keeping warm, sipping cocoa and enjoying life. Listen -- … Continue reading Surprise! Just poppin’ in to say Merry Christmas!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Fare Thee Well, Colonel Sanders!

Good morning, everyone! Well, I'm a little embarrassed to say that I've slacked off a bit this past week, so I have a bit of a gain this morning. Let's get this over with, shall we? 208.8 Wow, that's not so great! Oh well, as Homer Simpson once said, "Hope springs internal!" And if you'll … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Fare Thee Well, Colonel Sanders!