1. I'm very flattered that my blog is listed as one of the Nursing Online Education Database's Top 100 Health and Wellness Blogs. This is a pretty comprehensive listing and covers a full spectrum of health, diet, and fitness sites. It's worth checking out.
And I found their description of my site very cool in an offbeat sort of way: "She definitely has some strong opinions about diets and about exercise, and you can take them or leave them. But, she has a certain charm that seems almost unavoidable." Yeah, you -- just TRY to avoid my charm. I dare you.
2. If it's October, someone in my family must be getting married. (And here I thought my husband and I were being all unusual by getting married in October. I said that to the lady who did my hair for last year's family wedding, and I swear that every hairdresser in the salon cracked up simultaneously.) I'm not a bridesmaid this time, but I think I found a smokin' hot dress to wear anyhow. It's a little black cocktail dress and it's tight where I'm tight and loose and flowy where I'm loose and flowy; I can't ask for better than that. If I can pin down my husband and his camera, I'll try to get a nice full-body shot of it to replace the October 2006 picture on my About page. It's way past time for a new photo there.
3. There were a couple of intriguing developments on the Kimkins front this week. First of all, a Los Angeles TV station did an excellent two-part series on Kimkins. Aside from calling Kimmer "The Kimmer" (which I found kind of awesome), the station really nailed the story. You can view both segments by following the links here, if you're interested. The first part features a particularly entertaining clip of "The Kimmer" skedaddling like a scared kitten when she's confronted by the reporter and a phalanx of TV cameras.
And if you ever wondered if all those success stories that appeared on the Kimkins site were genuine, the answer is largely a big fat NYET! Although a few were legit, it turns out that a staggering number of those "after" photos were ganked from various Russian mail-order bride sites (the pictures in that link are merely the tip of the ripped-off Russian iceberg), including the very picture that Kimmer sent to Woman's World magazine as her own "after" shot. (Edited to add: Oh, snap. The Low Carb Friends just found a match for Kimmer's infamous red dress "after" photo, the one that triggered my suspicions in the first place.)
After a week of stellar publicity like that, Kimmer sent out an email to members claiming that Kimkins is now under new ownership. There's no word yet on who the lucky new
chump bagman owner is; this is quite possibly another steaming load that's meant to get the pressure off Kimmer. Time will tell; I can't believe how much this mess has snowballed since I started following it.
Have a great weekend, all.