About (In The Form of a Fake FAQ)

What camera do you use?

Here's a timeline of the cameras I've used since I started this blog:

May '10: Canon 7D with a Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC macro lens
Aug '07 - May '10: Canon 20D
June '06 - Aug '07: Canon Rebel XT
Before June '06: Canon SD 450

I "post process" all my photos in Photoshop to make them suck less. Of course, you need a camera to take semi-decent photos first, but without Photoshop, I am nothing.

Where'd the name of your blog come from?

I named this blog after one of my favorite books, The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten. I once met Jeffrey Steingarten; he joked about suing me for using the name of his book. He is very funny. And he scares me a bit.

Do you know there's another food blog called "The Girl Who Ate Everything"?

Yeeeup. I don't really mind. Her blog is a popular recipe blog; mine isn't. There's no confusing the two. All I can do is feel mildly victorious knowing my blog is older (est. 2004).

Do you actually eat everything?

Once upon a time I could eat anything without any health problems. But in 2011 I started having sensitivies to certain kinds of foods, the kind of sensitivities that makes my lungs faily and my skin rashy. For a few years I became more selective about what I ate. These days I'm less selective—the only food I avoid is spicy food—but I don't think I could ever go back to eating everything.

Do you cook a lot?

Up until October 2015, to which point I had mostly lived in NYC, my answer would've been, "HAHAHAHA!" Because of course not. I'm lazy and my favorite pasttime is eating out. That's why I started this blog in the first place. But in October 2015, I moved to Bergen, Norway to live with my Norwegian husband, and since then I've had to cook almost every day. Eating out in Bergen is either too expensive or not really worth it. And that's fine with me. I've gotten used to staying at home and cooking.

Do you make any money off this blog?

Once upon a time I had ads on this site, but now this blog is ad- and revenue-free! WEEEEEE (rolls around in piles of nonexistent money).

If for some reason you want to help me out monetarily, here are some ways:

- Buy stuff through my Amazon ID
- Buy my shirts and bags at maigocute.com
- Get webhosting with Dreamhost.com and enter roboppy@gmail.com as the referral

Thank you so much for your help!

Do you...make any money?

Currently, not really. I'm unemployed and settling into living in Norway. Before this, I had worked at Serious Eats in New York City for about seven years as a editor/writer/photographer/doodler.

Basic info:

Name: Robyn Lee
Age: 30
Location: Bergen, Norway
Flickr: flickr.com/photos/roboppy
Instagram: instagram.com/roboppy
Facebook: facebook.com/thegirlwhoateeverything
Old-ass homepage: diskobox.net
Email: roboppy@gmail.com

How may I contact you?

Email is the best way to contact me, but honestly, I'm pretty bad at replying in a timely manner. Feel free to poke me more than once if you really want to get in touch! I love hearing from readers!

If you're from a PR firm and want to contact me about something you're promoting, you probably shouldn't. I don't write solicited reviews. I don't care about new cookbooks or cooking gadgets. I'm 99% sure I can't go to whatever event your promoting (ATTN: I DON'T LIVE IN NYC ANYMORE), and even if I could, I wouldn't go.

If you want to contact me about putting ads on my site, you also shouldn't. This site doesn't get enough traffic to be worth putting ads on.

If you want to contact me about licensing my photos, please be clear about how you want to use the photo and what your photo rates are.

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» 11/18/15: I Got Married! And I Moved to Norway!

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» 06/20/15: Bye, Taipei, and Thanks for the Despair Juice

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