The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

Hey, it's another one!

I got another spammy comment! I know I'm probably not supposed to spotlight negative sentiments, but I can't help it; they make interesting points of discussion (or maybe that's what the commenters want?). On chocs, meat pies, bread, and GMOs, Christina (whose name links to a site about...dogs?) says:

can i just say, that you are an apsolute pig- never known such an obsessed glut as yourself- do you not realize the harm you are doing to your body?!- your disgusting, but hey that's your body, and YOUR not complaining, even though i am- on your behalf- no you truley make me sick, and good luck to the whatever restricted lifespan you have left!

Do I realize the harm I'm doing to my body? After being on a rather obsessive healthy diet for two years, well, I have some kind of idea. Thanks for pointing that out to me. [Note to self: "eating too much is bad for my body"...yes, got that.]

Is it okay if I berate every person who drinks soda, coffee, smokes too much, eats too many pop tarts, etc, with "HOLY SHIT YOU'RE GONNA DIE" related expressions? I got tired of lecturing people when I was eating healthier I guess I'm on the other end of the spectrum now. To be honest, I think those things to myself, but I don't see the point of telling people these thoughts because it's your thing. You're not going to listen to me. If you know the health risks and don't care, well...that's fine, unless you're related to me and I really want you alive.

Maybe that's selfish. I only express concern for people I care about? INSTEAD OF THE WHOOOOLE WOOORLD?

As for the restricted lifespan thing, when I was on the raw food diet I used to think about how nice it would be to live a long, healthy life. I'd be nearly disease-free! I'd be full of life-force from fruit or whatever! And then I realized my life sucked because I wasn't very happy and I had no social life. Living a long time seemed a bit pointless in that sense. For example, my grandparents may live to be 120 at the rate their going, but their lives kinda suck. I won't get into it.

I don't mean to imply that eating raw food is a sentence to a craptastic life, as it's turned around many people's lives for the better (I hope), but a certain way of eating may not work for everyone. Obviously, we have different lifestyles. Some people have no problem eating the same five dishes all the time. Some people want to eat different things all the time. Some people can't control their eating. Some people are anorexic. I used to have less control over my eating but I think I'm marginally better now. Obviously, majoring in food shows you that I have food on the brain a lot; that's my thing. It's one of many hobbies.

I wonder how readers would perceive me if I were a guy instead of a girl. Certainly, different characeristics are expected of women. (I could be wrong, but I think most food blogs are written by women. That's just ...something I'm throwing out. Also, the food department is 99% female. That's not the official number but I've had all-female classes, or classes with 1 or 2 guys. From my observations, most students are slim or average.) I'm not saying that it's okay for guys to act as slovenly pigs, but I think it's more woman-like to not eat too much and hopefully to keep a good figure, annnnd whatnot. If my metabolism were any worse, I have to admit that I'd probably eat less. Or. I should.

Lastly, we're not going to pick on the grammatical errors in the comment, even if we want to, since they're irrelevant.

...Super-lastly, it's almost 2 AM, so I haven't edited this very well. Er. SAY SOMETHING.


donny / January 21, 2006 2:38 AM

why aren't we gonna pick on the grammatical errors!!??! its funny!! i like how she even capitalized "YOUR"

anyhoo F that byatch, u do what u do that makes u wake up everyday and say "HELLO WORLD" =)

mumu / January 21, 2006 2:43 AM

I'm inclined not to advise other people how to live their lives too, unless they are my kids or spouse or family or something like that, because I know I'm not perfect.

There will always be stupid people who say lousy things and don't even have the guts to give a real website. You have an approval thingie for comments and yet you're gracious to let these stupid comments pass. That says something.

Wei / January 21, 2006 10:23 AM

Wow.. gives a new meaning to "who let the dogs out". I had a bunch of negative comments to "christina's", however I digress. Instead, I'll quote one of the better presidents that we've had.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." --- Teddy Roosevelt

one girl / January 21, 2006 10:46 AM

I cannot believe that people leave comments on your site like this. Who are they to judge you? If you're happy and healthy then who gives a damn what you're eating? I've never assumed that you're overweight and disgusting- I just thought you had a healthy appitite and a sweet tooth! Keep up the eating/reporting. Love the pictures too!

And you're right- smoking and drinking coffee are way worse for you than eatting cookies and scones.

Sophie / January 21, 2006 11:07 AM

I say well done. And no, you're not selfish, otherwise you wouldn't have readers who enjoy your lovely style of writing. Therefore who encourage your lifestyle. Er... yep. (though I would say that this insomnia might be caused by the endorphines in some chocolate you might have ingested too late in the day)

Dina / January 21, 2006 1:07 PM

I love your blog.

My son and I have so much fun looking through all the pictures.

I think you have a very interesting perspective...going from a super healthy diet to a more moderate one.

I've been going through a lot of diet changes.

I went from junkfood girl to dieting girl to health food girl to vegetarian girl and then to vegan.

Now I'm trying to do all of the above, but in a more moderate way.

Be healthy, be as vegan as possible. But cheat every so often!!!

A little trans fat here and there is not going to kill us.

And if it does, hey at least we had fun : )

As you said, maybe we'll live a super long healthy life if we eat all raw foods. But will it be a happy life? Maybe for some people. Not for me. I need my treats and junk food. At least once in awhile.

Anyway, thank you so much for your blog. You put a lot of work into it. And I'm grateful to you.


Amy / January 21, 2006 1:50 PM

It isn't about the quantity life you have, but the quality. As long as your happy and don't feel like puking each time you indulge yourself, it's all good. And I agree with Cathy that death is everyone's disease.

vegimouse / January 21, 2006 3:01 PM

Trolls always seem to fish out a whole bunch "lurking" readers who are essentially additictive to your blog like, i don't know, Chinese steamed bun or crack I guess. Anyhow, I love your blog and share a lot of your preferences (like, chinese steamed bun and stuff). =)

Ash / January 21, 2006 7:13 PM

I'd like to thank you for your blog. More times than I can count, I've visited this website and it always brings a smile to my face and a rumble to my tummy. ;)

Obviously, the rude comments are from jealous poo-poos so just ignore 'em 'cause you've got quite a fan club that stands behind you! :)

Jen / January 21, 2006 9:51 PM

If the loser is going to criticize you, he'd better criticize me too. And a hell of a lot more people out there. I'm proud of gluttonous girls like ourselves.

Rose / January 21, 2006 11:33 PM

Your eating habits affect YOU, not her.

She obviously has issues with herself, her own eating habits and taking it out on someone else.

From Our Kitchen / January 22, 2006 12:41 AM

That person is just jealous. Who doesn't want to be eating all the delicious stuff you try all the time? I know I want to try every single thing you write about. So good for you for living the delicious life!

Ani / January 22, 2006 11:51 AM

Oh God Robyn there are sooo many people out there who have noooo lives. This Christine person is one of them. Who is she withought bothering to read all of your blog know that you have a perfectly balanced life style. As you state you have tried the Raw Food diet and your heritage is one of the most healthiest food wise. You are a college student out on their own and wanting to try different places. What is it to her what you eat? Why did she have to be so insulting? Trully pathetic. Don't even bother with these jerks.

roboppy / January 22, 2006 7:29 PM

Donny: HAHA, okay, pick on her as much as you want. ;D

Mumu: Yup, no one's perfect, so who am I to pick on other people? I wonder why certain people feel like they can say whatever they want...well, they have the right to say whatever they want, of course. I approve the comments because it makes them look stupid. :P

Wei: That's a nice quote, thanks. YAY, TEDDY ROOSEVELT!

one girl: I can hardly believe people would leave those comments on my site either. What a waste of their time. (But here we all are, picking it apart, hehe.) "Healthy appetite and a sweet tooth" is a nice way to put it, thanks! ;)

Sophie: I don't need chocolate to give me insomnia, HAR HAR...I think I was just born with that skill. Not a great skill though. Encourage my lifestyle, yess!

Cathy: So true. I'm just waitin' around for death!

Marvo: Right on. How could anyone resist? Anyone who really likes food, at least.

Dina: [replied through email]

Amy: Tup, totally true. Like those four relatively healthy years of high school I had? TOTALLY USELESS.

Summer: Thanks for the comment and blog-love. :)

vegimouse: SWEET, the lurkers are coming out! Bwahahaaa. Thanks for reading!

Rich: Thanks, I WILL do what I like! Within reason.

Alice: Thanks!

Ash: Thank you for reading my blog! I hope the rumble I bring to your tummy isn't of the parasitic infection type. And SWEET, I have a fan cluuub!

Jen: I'm proud too, figuring we're eating good stuff and putting the gluttony to good use. Yay!

Rose: Yup, I'm only hurting myself. EVERYONE LEAVE ME ALONE! Harhar. I wonder what her issues are.

From Our Kitchen: Thanks! Maybe she doesn't like to eat. I heard these people exist...which frightens me.

Ani: Thanks for your comment! Good points. People usually eat a lot worse in college I think, haha. I already grew up with a health-nut-esque mum. :)

Eddie Lin / January 23, 2006 12:27 AM


And you thought you didn't have any friends. You're the richest person in the world right now.

Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls!!!

Liz / January 23, 2006 1:26 PM

Sweetie, it's your bod, your life, and your luck that you live in one of the foodie capitals of the world. Have fun! And stop puking for goshsakes! :D

Christina / January 23, 2006 3:57 PM

I love your blog. I thinks it pretty brilliantly funny. And yes, I am a Christina but not that particular dog one-christina.
In fact;
On behalf of all other Christinas: We love food.
Or not. What ever... :) - keep up the good work.

Adriane SantaCroce / January 23, 2006 9:58 PM

that's ridiculous... someone did the same thing to me on my blog. well, not the same thing, but they were pretty mean. But they basically stereotyped me from the few entries i have up. i mean, it's an arts and crafts blog... and it's very simple. i don't know how people can get angry over that.

well anyway, i read your blog and if you stop eating, i'll be very disappointed.

roboppy / January 23, 2006 10:03 PM


Christina: Thanks for being the sane spokeswoman for the Christinas of the world! :) Now I just have to keep up the brillian funny-ness you speak of...

Adriane: Oh nooo! WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?! What bad things can one deduce from an arts & crafts blog? Argh. Well. At least we know those people are insane. And don't worry, I won't stop eating until my stomach explodes (although by that point, I guess I'd be dead).

Rebecca / January 24, 2006 2:39 PM

Hi! I'm even vegetarian and I appreciate everything that you write, weird fat globs and all. You're clearly thoughtful about what you eat, and that trumps knee-jerk food-hate any day. I've totally had it with men and women who eat what they enjoy, and then feel ashamed about it. Eat on, sister.

lori / January 30, 2006 1:04 AM

God, I hate her. I can't believe she even bothered to write that comment. And what's a girl who maintains a dog blog doing on a food blog anyway???!

Jesi / May 15, 2008 12:57 PM

its weird that most food blogs are written by women, and most of your food dept is women, considering that most famous chefs seem to be men [prior to the last couple years, with the rachael ray world domination thing...] it seems like men are more likely to run the hot restaurants and that kind of stuff...

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