" Anonymous said... Why do you have so much anger toward thin people and rich people? This is a thread that runs through a lot of your entries."
I answered the anonymous comment in the thread on that entry. Then, because I really do believe in owning your opinions and being confident in them, I turned off anonymous comments. I'm happy to engage people who are willing to show their "face" online.
It got me wondering, though. Just how much "anger" have I demonstrated toward thin people and rich people out here?!? I did a search on all my posts - all 1,243 posts since March 2005 on this blog - for the following words (and their variants):
- "thin" - references to thin people appear in FIVE entries on this blog
- "skinny" - references (many of them positive or appreciative) to skinny people appear in TEN entries on this blog (including my adoration of skinny English guys in new wave bands in the '80s, Conan O'Brien, "skinny Luther Vandross", and friends of mine)
- "rich" - FIFTEEN entries reference rich people (and, yes, most of them less than charitable)
- "wealth" - SEVEN entries make references to "wealth" or "wealthy" people - I took out references to things like "cultural wealth", etc.
- "fat" - SEVENTEEN entries referring to fat people, and, if I'm not mistaken, almost every one is about ME and my personal experience as a fat chick
Well, while math is not my strong point (I flunked out of honors math in high school and haven't taken any since) I believe I can provide you some fairly accurate numbers here:
In just over four years of blogging on the Church of the Big Sky, in the course of 1,243 published entries, the following is true:
- Thin people specifically get discussed in .4% of the blog
- Skinny people specifically get discussed in .8% of the blog
- Rich people get attention in a whopping 1.2% of the blog (oooooh!)
- Matters of wealth (and the negative aspects thereof) rate .6% of the blog (and that's rounding up!)
- And fat? Largely (har har) references to myself? 1.4%
Read more often, friend. Shame that some of my very best entries are ones that nearly no one reads. Try my "Interview With a Silverback", for instance. I really liked that one. Sadly, only about three people read it, including me.
And don't judge a blog by 1.2% of its entries, 'k?