Life in Blueface is undergoing some retooling. This was orginally going to be fandom-centric, but life intervened. I got assigned to a company through a temp agency and they were nuts enough to hire me on permanently. I have a steady income and health insurance for the first time since moving to Dallas. I've even exercised stock options. Weirdness. I haven't been able to give fandom the attention it needs to make this blog fly. Sad face. :-(
So this blog's being appropriated for more personal use. Not private; I'm okay with a general audience. But personal. Specifcally about life as a fat lady. As such, I need to make a few things clear at the outset.
I'm the one who decides what feedback adds to the discourse and what doesn't. If I think you're making valid points that should be aired and discussed, you may make them. If, on the other hand, I think you're being a judgemental jerkwater, unneccsarily venomous, or just plain bratty your comments will be put in the Hall Of Shame for all to mock. This little space of the Internet is not a democracy. This is my house and you'll abide by my rules. Which, to borrow from Dan Connor, can change at any time -- for reasons of safety, for reasons of education, or for my amusement.
There will be anger, there will be inconsistancy, there will be irrationality. I'll do my best to mark content that might be triggering or offensive to specific people or groups. I will do my best to make sure anything I state as fact is something that can be verified as fact, and if I don't know something I'll say so.
So anyway, about me. I'm a clerk in a tax certification company near downtown Dallas, stand five-foot-eight in shoes, weigh just north of 500 pounds, identify as bisexual, lean to the left politically. I wear glasses and my hair is blue. My natural habitat is in front of a computer or at The Church.
I'm undergoing therapy to treat a compulsive eating disorder and am working to reconcile that with a Health At Every Size approach. In other words, I'm trying to be okay with the probability that even if I work through all the other issues and lead what's accepted as a healthy lifestyle, I'll still be fat. The object is to get happy, not get skinny.
 Roseanne, season 5 episode 19, "It's A Boy"