Monday, March 31, 2008




After an uncharacteristic comment on YY's blog by Just Ducky, the darling in the anti-KK movement, my interest in the identity of Just Ducky has waxed rather than waned. For those who may have missed Just Ducky's comment, here it is:

"19 March,
2008 at 2:19 pm

Just Ducky

Mimi: 'I. Just. Don’t. Care.'

Yet,despite your self-acknowledged inability to recall what really happened with any reliable clarity, you insist on continuing to beat dead horses, denigrate individuals whom were instrumental from the beginning and play the martyr, the victim, the innocent?

Ducky strongly suggests you step back and take leave to seek some professional help. Self-righteous, self-serving, victim-mentality tantrums have no place in bringing Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) to justice."

Just Ducky's comment has shocked many. The comment seemed so out of character for the Ducky we all came to love in the anti-KK movement.

So I'm puzzled. And I am not alone in my puzzlement based on the many, many e-mails I have received by people who were aghast and stunned by Just Ducky's comment.

They have also suggested to me the name(s) of the individual(s) they believe would have used the mommy703@whatever e-mail address that was attached to Just Ducky's comment.

Some have pondered, as well, why others are so intent in urging Just Ducky to re-join the anti-KK effort in light of the fact that the civil case is in full swing and criminal charges are likely to be filed against Heidi Diaz: ergo, what useful purpose would Just Ducky serve in resurfacing at this point in time? The trench work has already been done, especially by the Duck Detectives on LCF, and many of the anti-KK bloggers.

As many of you know, speculation is rife that Just Ducky is a collective of anti-KKers with only some having access to the Kimkins Exhausted blog in order to post. Others feel that Just Ducky is one individual, who was fed information by a group of anti-KK sleuths and posted on behalf of that group.

Hearing the siren's call of the masses who are flooding my mailbox with questions and suggestions re the identity of Just Ducky, and since I am Kimkins exhausted from answering all their e-mails, I have elected to put this to the few who still continue to read my blog after my public pilloring as a result of barking up the wrong tree re the identity of Just Ducky last week.

I have compiled a poll on the right-hand side of my blog so that you can vote anonymously for who you believe Just Ducky to be. The names in the poll are a mix of the sublime to the ridiculous, most having been suggested by those who contacted me.

Please remember that this is in an entirely unscientific poll and, therefore, it cannot be extrapolated that the person who garners the most votes is, in fact, Just Ducky. It will only reflect the personal opinion of those who voted for that individual.

If you feel that Just Ducky is a consortium, you will note that the poll allows for multiple votes.

And with respect to the other disquieting matter of the valid mommy703 e-mail address, which Just Ducky used when leaving his/her above comment on YY's blog, who else can you think of who fits the description of the person who has that e-mail address? If you Google "mommy703," you will see what I mean. Any ideas? Is that Just Ducky's e-mail address or was it just concocted out of thin air, with Just Ducky not realizing that it belonged to someone else?

To my mind, it simply doesn't make any sense at all that Just Ducky would have used someone else's e-mail address when posting the comment on YY if he/she did not have access to that e-mail.

If you have any ideas respecting this, please advise so that I may inform the multitude who have contacted me and who are scratching their heads over this like I am.


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Saturday, March 29, 2008


This is what I awoke to this morning.

Happy Spring everyone!

I'm feeling just like my snow-covered gargoyle on the deck...

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Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer

The Kimkins Diet Scandal hits the big time!

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8:00 am, SUNDAY, MARCH 30/08.



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Friday, March 28, 2008


From the New York Times:

"February 28, 2008
Skin Deep
Never Too Young for That First Pedicure

"ONE recent rainy afternoon, Eleanor LaFauci, 7, sat with her feet in open-toed foam slippers, admiring her toenails, freshly painted watermelon pink.

“Look, we’re reading an adult magazine,” Eleanor told her mother, gleefully waving a copy of People with a desultory-looking Britney Spears on its cover.

Eleanor was in the bubble-gum-colored pedicure lounge of Dashing Diva, the Upper West Side franchise of the international nail spa, with her 3 ½-year-old sister and a half-dozen or so friends. The girls were celebrating her birthday with mani’s, pedi’s and mini-makeovers with light makeup and body art — glitter-applied stars, lightning bolts and, of course, hearts.

Eleanor’s mother, Anne O’Brien, stood watching and shrugged. “What can I say?” said Ms. O’Brien, whose husband suggested the party. “She’s a girly girl. I’m not quite sure how it happened. I didn’t get my first manicure until I was 25.”

Traditionally, young girls have played with unattended M.A.C. eye shadow or Chanel foundation, hoping to capture a whiff of sophistication. In the recent past, young girls have also tagged along on beauty expeditions by their mothers and teenage sisters.

But today, cosmetic companies and retailers increasingly aim their sophisticated products and service packages squarely at 6- to 9-year-olds, who are being transformed into savvy beauty consumers before they’re out of elementary school.

“The starter market has definitely grown, I think, due to a number of cultural influences,” said Samantha Skey, the senior vice president for strategic marketing of Alloy Media and Marketing.

Reality programming like “America’s Next Top Model” often hinges on the segment devoted to a hair and beauty transformation for the contestants, Ms. Skey said. On social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, members’ intense self-focus and their attention to how they present themselves also affect 6- to 9-year-olds, even though technically, they aren’t allowed to set up profiles on the sites, she added. “We live in a culture of insta-celebrity,” Ms. Skey said. “Our little girls now grow up thinking they need to be ready for their close-up, lest the paparazzi arrive.”

Sweet & Sassy, a salon and party destination based in Texas for girls 5 to 11, includes pink limo service as a party add-on, which starts at $150 a ride. And Dashing Diva franchises often offer virgin Cosmos in martini glasses along with their extra-virgin nail polish, free of a group of chemicals called phthalates, for a round of services for a birthday girl and her friends.

At Club Libby Lu, a mall-based chain and the most mainstream of the primping party outlets, girls of any age can mix their own lip gloss and live out their pop idol fantasies. Last year, the chain did about a million makeovers in its 90 stores nationwide, said Ari Goldsmith, the director of advertising and marketing.

Many of those were Hannah Montana makeovers, which entail donning blond wigs, makeup and concert costumes like the ones the girls’ idol wears. Mom and dad capturing them on the camcorder belting tunes is optional.

Dozens of results can be seen on YouTube, including one zealous poster’s series of “Rebecca as Hannah Montana.”

Brides and bachelorettes have long thrived on beauty services done en masse. But now primping parties are even popular for first graders.

Tracy Bloom Schwartz, an event planner at Creative Parties in Bethesda, Md., said that she ordered beauty-theme stock invitations a couple of years ago. “I figured we’d sell them for bridal and bachelorette-type of events,” she said.

“But now the parents of little girls — easily 6 years old — use these cards as invitations for their daughters’ birthday primping parties. And, the slightly older girls, say, 8 and 9, use them for makeover slumber parties,” she said. “Sometimes I want to ask, ‘makeover what?’ ”

In a study last year, 55 percent of 6- to 9-year-old girls said they used lip gloss or lipstick, and nearly two-thirds said they used nail polish, according to Experian, a market research company based in New York. In 2003, 49 percent of 6- to 9-year-old girls said they used lip gloss or lipstick.

Youth market analysts say this is part of a trend called KGOY, “kids getting older younger,” and cultural observers describe a tandem phenomenon, more-indulgent parents.

It’s a point that vexes Rosalind Wiseman, the author of “Queen Bees & Wannabes” (Three Rivers Press, 2003). “Mothers and fathers do really crazy things with the best of intentions,” she said. “I don’t care how it’s couched, if you’re permitting this with your daughter, you are hyper-sexualizing her. It’s one thing to have them play around with makeup at home within the bubble of the family. But once it shifts to another context, you are taking away the play and creating a consumer, and frankly, you run the risk of having one more person who feels she’s not good enough if she’s not buying the stuff.”

A generation ago, girls had fewer products to choose from. Now, they have nail art; fragrance roll-ons; and all manner of glitter for face, neck, shoulders and hair marketed to them. That’s in addition to staples like lip balms, lip glosses and nail lacquers.

These products are moderately priced so that grandparents and parents can treat. Or so the very young can afford them with nothing more than change from the sofa, or their meager weekly allowance.

“Packaging is key,” said Ricardo Cruz, the marketing and licensing manager of the youth division of Markwins International, a company that licenses and manufactures a Bratz line of cosmetic gift sets as well as ACT, the company’s own brand. Because it’s makeup for little girls, Mr. Cruz said: “We’re not going to put lip plumper in there. It’s just little things the girls can test out, try on with their friends.”

With more-pressing issues of online predators, fast-food consumption and homework that needs to be done, the 10 parents interviewed for the article all said that they had allowed their daughters to attend a primping party.

“Of course, it depends on your environment, but here, I’ve even heard of Girl Scout troops doing this kind of social beauty thing,” said Stacie Christopher, a mother of three from Chevy Chase, Md.

And yet, there is always potential for backlash.

Last summer, when Bonne Bell and Mattel announced a partnership to introduce a line of Barbie-inspired Bonne Bell beauty products for 6- to 9-year-olds at the end of this year, a modest firestorm was set off online. A debate followed on Jezebel, a celebrity and fashion blog, on how young was too young for girls to wear makeup. One commenter reduced it to a simple formula: “Lip gloss and mascara at age 12 = sure. Anything other than pink nail polish on anyone under 10 = no.”

But cosmetics for girls at any age worries Lucy Corrigan, a mother of two daughters, 8 and 11, in Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. Still, last year she allowed her younger daughter to go to two salon birthday parties for 7-year-olds. “Of course, it was alarming,” she said. “But I’d rather my girls try it and decide they don’t need all these products to be beautiful, and then do something more vital with their time and money and efforts, like write a poem or take a walk or save the world.”


When I read this article in the New York Times , I wondered just how many of these little girls will suffer from eating disorders down the road. It doesn't take a genius to make that leap in logic when you see 6-year-olds attempting to physically emulate their idols.

Many posted comments in response to this article on Here are just a few of those 325 comments:

"Just when I thought I had seen it all...Thank god I have boys. I had my first manicure at a modelling job in NYC when I was 20. Girls who wore makeup before they were 16 were considered `floozies`. Its the same thing here in Brazil with young girls getting weekly mani-pedi's. Sometimes its hard to tell who is the mother and who is the daughter. Whatever happened to just being a kid??? These mothers are allowing their daughters to become sexualized before their time, physically and psychologically.Do you really think a 7 year old boy is going to think that his classmate is a hotty with her nails painted and all glittered up? Of course not!!! It turns my stomach to think who thinks of these pre pre pubescent girls as hotties......
— Lisa Kauffmann, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"When these small girls start to find themselves experiencing teen pregnancy, chronic depression, severe eating disorders, and abusive relationships as they get older, parents will wonder in horror where such an inclination arose. Well, this rush for hypersexuality and body image at such a young age and even before moral understanding occurs is the foundation."
— Lou, California

"Hey, if you're faced with the daunting task of molding your young daughter into the next Paris Hilton, it's never to soon to show her that there's an underclass of underprivileged adults whose purpose in life is to cater to her. If you don't start this process early, it's difficult to instill an appropriate sense of entitlement later on. These parents' commitment to traditional (i.e. those from America's "gilded age") values is truly impressive."
— George Colombo, Winter Springs, FL

"One of the most stunning things in this story is the impotence, complicity and resignation of the parents, as if they had no control over whether to throw their daughters primping parties. Seven-year-olds are not going to try something and then decide on its absurdity, like an adult might. They are being turned into consumers and, worse, absorbing the message that need to be beautiful -- and even sexually attractive -- as a child. Reading this story, I felt the same sadness and repulsion I feel when I see child beauty contests. It's parents who are allowing this and parents who need to stop it."
— Kim, Prague, Czech Republic

"As a pediatrician on the Upper West Side I am troubled by this. It seems harmless on the surface. But, what are we telling young girls about themselves? Is their self-worth at the age of 6-9 determined by a "make-over?" This has nothing to do with teaching our children to explore life in their own personal way and become the person that comes from within themselves. Remember, Britney Spears is in a psychiatric hospital and has lost custody of her children. One doesn't become a successful young woman at the beauty parlor."
— Max Van Gilder, New York

"This reeks of six-year-olds in beauty contests with layered makeup and stiletto heels.For so many women, their regularly scheduled manicures and pedicures have become a fetish and indulgence. There must be a better way to spend one's money in this world than waddling into a nail salon and squatting in a chair while an emaciated Asian woman wearing a mask to protect her from the acetone fumes sits at her feet lacquering and enameling and irritating nail beds. An assault on the environment and your body (and that of the poor worker at your feet).Why teach this horrendously sexist ritual to young girls?The proliferation of "nail salons" in this country is staggering (and alarming).Simple personal hygiene would seem so much more logical and sensible—and appealing.But, pathetically, as long as women think this ritual dazzles and endears them to men, the ritual will continue."
— srwdm, Boston "

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Thursday, March 27, 2008


’A fat belly increases the risk of dementia regardless of overall body weight, researchers say. But they found the risk factor jumped by a whopping 260 per cent for obese people.
(Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP).’

Got a bulging belly? You may face higher risk for dementia

Anyone with spare tire more vulnerable to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, researchers say

By SHERYL UBELACKER The Canadian Press
Thu. Mar 27 - 4:48 AM

"TORONTO — Carrying a spare tire on the abdomen is known to significantly boost the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but new research suggests excess belly fat in middle-age also may contribute to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia later in life.

In fact, a long-term study of more than 6,000 people found that those with the highest amount of abdominal fat in their 40s were significantly more likely to develop dementia than those with the lowest amount of fat around their mid-sections.

Having a bulging belly increased the risk of dementia regardless of whether participants had normal weight overall or were overweight or obese, as measured by body mass index (BMI), said principal investigator Rachel Whit-mer, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente, a non-profit U.S. health plan that conducted the study.

Furthermore, the increased risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias existed independently of other health conditions, including diabetes, stroke and heart disease — and the effect did not vary by race or gender, Whitmer said from Oakland, Calif.

The study, published today in the journal Neurology, found that those who were overweight by BMI standards and also had a big belly were 2.3 times more likely to develop dementia than people with a normal weight and abdominal profile, she said.

Those who were both obese and big around the middle were 3.6 times — or a whopping 260 per cent — more likely to develop dementia than those of normal weight and belly size.

That compares to an 80 per cent higher risk for people who were overweight or obese but did not have a distended abdomen.

"So there’s two messages here," Whitmer said. "The first message is that if you are normal and you have a large belly, your risk for dementia was about the same as those who were overweight or obese who didn’t have a large belly."

"Now, if you are overweight or obese and you have a large belly, your risk really goes up."

"So this really nicely shows that the effect of the large belly was above and beyond the effect of body mass index and, in particular, the magnitude of the effect of the large belly got greater as you weighed more."

The study involved 6,583 people in northern California, aged 40 to 45, who had their abdominal fat measured between 1964 and 1973 and whose health records were followed over time.

An average of 36 years later, when participants were in their 70s, 16 per cent had been diagnosed with dementia.

Whitmer said the kind of fat that settles in the belly, known as visceral fat, has a different makeup and effects on the body than fat elsewhere in the body, which is called subcutaneous fat.
"And fat biologists know, that visceral fat, it is more lively, it is more toxic, it is more metabolically active," said Whitmer. "It secretes a lot of hormones and inflammatory compounds."

While only speculating, she suggests one or more of these inflammatory substances may be able to cross into the brain and cause damage — just as they may do to blood vessels and organs like the heart and pancreas.

"It’s not a causal study, it’s not a mechanistic study," she said.

"But I think our findings suggest there is a pathway going on that is something intrinsic to that belly size, to that belly fat, because we did take into account other diseases that are highly correlated with belly size and highly correlated with dementia."

Dr. Jean-Pierre Despres, a specialist in obesity and cardiovascular disease at Laval University, said he is not surprised to see a relationship between excess abdominal fat and dementia.

"Obviously this is an association and you don’t want to speculate too much on the mechanism behind such associations," Despres said Wednesday from Quebec City.

"But if you think about the consequences of abdominal obesity, of having fat at the wrong place, we know that having too much abdominal fat is associated with what I call a minestrone soup of abnormalities, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, but also increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease."

"Now I’m learning today that on top of the risk of heart disease, the risk of diabetes, this is one more complication to add to the expanding list, which makes this extremely interesting," said Despres, who was not involved in the study.

Whitmer said the findings suggest people need to keep an eye not only on the scale but also on their waist size and where they carry any extra pounds.

But the findings don’t represent all bad news, she stressed.

"On the one hand, yes it’s a bummer that large belly is related to dementia, but this is a modifiable risk factor . . . it is actually less stubborn than the subcutaneous fat, so you can get rid of that fat with exercise and with diet."


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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


SingingLass, you are such a piece of work. Did ya get lots of hits on your page yesterday? Any complaints about bleeding eardrums?

If I were you, which thankfully I'm not, I'd be singing like a canary to John Tiedt. Keeping mum about Heidi Diaz/Kimmer is only going to have you singing the blues when you hear the Judge's decision in the civil action. Time for a reality check, SL

And in case you missed it, Mariasol and Grilled Cheese have written some wonderful posts about your recent antics. Take a look:

SingingLass wants Attention

When I was a child, I thought as a child ...

And kudos to mrsmenopausal for unearthing LittleSina, SingingLass's alter ego. Be sure to check out mrsmenopausal's wonderful blog here:

Weighing the Facts

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Friday, March 21, 2008


anonymous has solved the riddle. Check the comments :^)



So, I'm sitting here at my computer, listening to the wind howl like a banshee, and watching the snow pile up outside my window. It's colder than a whore's heart here in the Great White North, and I'm bored. Like, really bored.

And when I'm bored, I start thinking. Hmmm, who is Just Ducky?

I did some digging and think I may have found the answer.

If you're as bored as I am and want to do some sleuthing, I'm going to give you a few clues, but to challenge you a bit, I'm going to bury an important clue in this post. Sound like fun?

The e-mail address on the comment left by Just Ducky on Yucky's blog is mommy703@blahblahblah


And rightnow that's all I'm going to tell you.

So put on your Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker hat and start digging. See if you come to the same conclusion I have.

Feel free to post your findings in the comment section. Happy hunting.


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Thursday, March 20, 2008



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From BBC News:

"Negative emotions can send us rushing to the biscuit tin or hiding our horrors in a tub of ice-cream - with up to 43% of people using food to alter their mood, according to a survey by the Priory Clinic.

Others binge and vomit or develop anorexia as a way of trying to gain some sort of control over runaway feelings.

BBC News Online spoke to the experts to try to find out why so many of us have this up and down relationship with what, on its most fundamental level, is just a means of fuelling our bodies.

According to Deanne Jade, principle of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, our complex relationship with food starts right back in the cradle.

"A baby's blood sugar falls if they are hungry and they get in a dire emotional state. They scream and cry, are fed and feel better.


"So very early on we learn to associate stress reduction with eating and drinking.

"Secondly, the chemicals we gain from food have a strong impact not only on our appetite but also on our emotional brains, so the connections between food and mood become intricately connected in a very complex way."

Because of this complex relationship, people might say they are hungry and genuinely believe it, when in fact they are sad. They will also feel sad and miserable when they are hungry because of the deficiency of certain neurochemicals, which carry messages in the brain.

"For example, when we eat we get changes in serotonin, endorphins and dopamine levels in the brain. These are very powerful chemicals, which also affect mood.

"Sugar, for example, causes serotonin flows and serotonin is a chemical used in certain anti-depressants, such as Prozac, which cause the user to feel more balanced and equitable.

"People who are low in serotonin in the brain do generally feel better when they eat sugar, but that's not true of people who have adequate levels of serotonin."

So could that mean we can become addicted to certain foods? The notion has certainly sparked vigorous debate in recent months.

Jane Ogden, a reader in health psychology at King's College, London, believes it depends on your definition of addiction.

She says: "If addiction means you have no control over something, then this could apply to food, but if you take the classic definition of addiction, which means you get withdrawal and tolerance, then I'm not sure it can really apply to eating behaviour."

She adds: "Ideally, if we were purely biological beings, we would only eat when we were hungry, but food intake isn't like that.

"Food becomes a central part of the currency of social life and also the individual's day-to-day emotional life.

"It is no longer is about whether you are hungry or not but takes on a range of other meanings. It becomes part of social negotiation and about celebration and special occasions, about relationships and power.

"The family meal has a whole context which has got very little to do with hunger and satiety and a lot more to do with communication within families and the way you show whether you care about people or how you are bonded.

"Then on an individual level, food has also taken on the role of comfort and distraction from boredom. If we were animals it would have only a very basic meaning but because we are social beings it is inevitable food is going to have a much bigger role in people's lives. "

So how does all this apply to people with anorexia or bulimia?

"Starving causes people to feel high and spaced out and separated from their emotions," says Mrs Jade.

"When you starve, you don't feel the normal range of emotions. You feel kind of insulated from them. It doesn't mean you don't get depressed and miserable - you can get severely depressed - but we are talking about a narrowing of emotional range.

"There are many reasons why starving is alluring to some people. It makes them feel special, powerful, maybe more sexy, maybe less sexy, and it makes them feel they can transcend the normal things that other people need. It makes them feel very, very much in control.

"What is common to people with eating disorders is that body image and feelings about their body are a very big part of their self-esteem."


With binge eating, it has been proved that an unhealthy diet leads to chemical disturbances in the brain, setting up a cycle, so we become depressed, irritable or aggressive, then eat more of the very food that makes us feel that way.

Studies have shown that antisocial behaviour can be connected to having too much sugar and refined carbohydrates and a shortage of vitamins B11, B1 and minerals such as iron, selenium and magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, found especially in oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel.

A study published in the July 2002 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry indicates that the simple use of nutritional supplements can significantly reduce behavioural problems among prisoners.

The research, carried out by a team led by C Bernard Gesch of Oxford University, was a trial of nutritional supplements on 231 young adults, comparing disciplinary offences before and during supplementation.

Those receiving the active capsules, rather than a placebo, committed an average of 26.3% fewer offences.

So in times of stress some people will eat more and some will eat less. It apparently comes down to something called biochemical individuality.

It also has a lot to do with the fact that we're all different. Our emotional response to food is formed in childhood, due to many things - the way our parents feed us, and our own experiences around food, which are very personal.


And as well as our chemistry and our individuality, the way we experience emotion and how we handle it also play a part.

To treat eating problems, the National Centre for Eating Disorders tries to regulate food intake, so people are at least protected on the chemical side. The centre also tries to help people become better at dealing with their own emotions without hiding behind food or drugs.

"If I got up in the morning, had a cup of black coffee, went to work and had a diet coke and had no protein until my evening meal, then washed it down with tea and biscuits, I'd be in a pretty bad emotional state by the end of the day as well," says Mrs Jade.

"And that is absolutely and totally to do with the food you don't eat, as well as the food you do eat. A lot of people are absolutely all over the place emotionally, simply because they have a desperately poor diet." "


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


With everyone jumping on the apology bandwagon, I guess it's my turn.

My apologies to the following:

Sandra Kay whose front tooth I knocked out at the water fountain in Grade 1

Betty Burnett whose knee still carries the end of the lead pencil I imbedded there in Grade 6

Dougie Darmody who I slugged during "Spin the Bottle" in Grade 8

My brothers for forcing them to eat rice pudding when Mom and Dad were out for the evening

My brother, Alan, for telling him he needed a tablecloth to blow his nose because it was so big

The neighbour down the road for walking on his newly seeded grass after he put up a sign, "Warning: Do not walk on the grass."

The firemen in the City of Calgary for starting a brush fire in the tumbleweeds behind the Stampeder Hotel on the MacLeod Trail

The families whose flowers I stole from the graves of their relatives at the Chinese Cemetery so I could give them to my mother

The cemetery custodian for riding Wahoo, the horse, through the graveyard and jumping headstones

The policeman in Quebec who stopped me for speeding but let me off when I said "Je ne parle pas Francais" when I understood every word he said

My brother, James, for shaving off all his hair resulting in him having to wear a toque all summer

My DH for making Nanaimo Bars and hiding them in the linen closet so I wouldn't have to share them (if you want the recipe, e-mail me)

My girlfriend, who shall remain nameless, who I told looked "fabulous" in an ill-fitting, gaudy dress...

Phew, I could be at this all day, so I'll leave it there.

If you feel you're due an apology, chime in right away. I don't know how long these feelings of remorse and repentance are going to last.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Colour me confuzzled. I've been reading the comments on Yucky's "Apology" blog post and I've gotta tell you, the CIA has nothing on the Ducks.

What's with all these elite, super-secret sub-sub-sub sleuthing sub-groups?

We've got Ducky loops, Ducky groups, Ducky soups, Ducky leaks, Ducky up the ying yang. WTH???

The CIA doesn't have that many freakin' super-sleuth sub-sub-sub groups. You'd think the Ducks were trying to catch Eliot Spitzer in flagrante delicto.

A word to the wise: Too many cooks spoil the duck soup :^)



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From the British TV station, Five News:


The story of Ali who, for the past three years, has battled Anorexia Nervosa.



18 year old Anorexia sufferer Ali talks about her struggle to get treatment and her thoughts about the future.



Ali's story about her battle against Anorexia Nervosa and her quest to find out why Wales is so neglected when it comes to treatment.



The moving story of Alison who started suffering from Anorexia Nervosa in her 40s.


Ali and Alison talk about what their similarities and possible causes for their illness.



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Monday, March 17, 2008


I just finished reading Yucky's umpteenth apology for the fake hacking of her blog.

Yucky did not act alone in this matter. I was not only complicit but the driving force in posting about the hacking.

Unlike Yucky, I will not apologize. It was a joke, pure and simple.

To refresh your memory, the hacking post is below.

Since this post seems to still be in the hearts and minds of many, please leave a comment and tell me how you were personally affected by the fake hacking and/or how it affected the lawsuit. I'm all ears.

And please spare me comments saying that you felt deceived, like Heidi deceived you, and felt that you could no longer trust people anymore. Whatever.


THE HACKING POST (January 7/08):

A startling development in the disappearance of a blog post by Yucky and the boys this morning on Kimkins Exhausted...

I have it from an extremely reliable source that the BLOG WAS HACKED !!! Yes, HACKED !!!

I have been unable to contact Yucky and the boys to find out what the rest of their post said. They're probably hunkered down in some duck blind, greasing up their rifles and putting on their hip waders and red plaid jackets. This ain't gonna be pretty when Yucky and the boys find the perp.

Now, what on earth would cause a hacker to go in and remove a single post by Yucky and the boys?

Well, let's take a look at the first part of the hacked post that arrived on my desk this morning via Google Alerts...

"Blowing in the wind

By yustyucky

Why is Amy continuing to promote Kimkins via her board & her youtube videos? How did the chicken lady really find out about Kimkins? Who really told Jeanessa that the fascination thread posters & anti-Kimkins bloggers are endangering ...

The Lighter Side of BadBad - "

Now, what words do you think followed "endangering" in Yucky's post? Any idea where Yucky and the boys were going with this post?

If you think you have the answer, or even a wild and/or unsubstantiated speculation, do tell. You can e-mail me at . I have no idea where Yucky's post was going, and don't I hate not to be "in the know."

Now, if I were the hacker, I'd be very worried. Yucky sent me these photos years ago which I was able to lay my hands on today.

The first photo is Bob's wedding picture, and the others are the rest of Yucky's crew.

When Yucky and the boys get back from their hunt for the perp, I hope to hear from them to clear up this mystery. When I do, I'll let you know.

In the meantime, e-mail me your guesses on the missing words in Yucky's hacked post.



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Sunday, March 16, 2008


....Ron James...


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Morgan, thank you for your e-mail.

In light of the fact that you and Yucky are now discussing the matter on Yucky's blog, I have removed my post.

I hope that you both will be able to come to an amicable settlement of the matter.


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Thursday, March 13, 2008


For those following the Kimkins debacle, there has been little to no information forthcoming to date about Heidi Diaz's answers to John Tiedt's questions during her deposition, which took place over two days, commencing November 12, 2007. John Tiedt is the lawyer representing the Plaintiffs in the civil suit against Heidi Diaz, aka Kimmer, the founder of the deadly Kimkins diet.

In a letter released today by John Tiedt, Kimmer's answers are laid bare for all to see. Click the link below & enjoy!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Oops...wrong picture. Here's Bonnie Luper...

Bonnie, what kind of scam are you trying to pull off? I just read Yucky's blog post (see below) and I'm pissed.

wake up, little Suzy

First of all, you (or someone you know) put up that idiotic, misogynistic site. I don't know what's worse...the old or the new, spew-inducing

Then you give a facelift and disappear.

So what gives with you ignoring Suzy? I'd say that's pretty bloody cheeky on your part, given that you lightened her wallet to the tune of $69.95.

I think it's about time you pecked and scratched your way out of the coop and answered some questions about this canned-chicken diet of yours.

And I have another question for you. I want to know where all your excess skin disappeared after you lost 160 pounds in 10 months. Did you really lose your weight swallowing cans of Costco chicken or did you, in fact, have weight-loss surgery (WLS) and a few major tucks?

The reason I'm asking about WLS is that I came across a story of Katie Broomall who lost 140 pounds and this is what her belly looked like pre-op:

Katie Broomall lost 140 pounds, but that didn't solve all her weight problems -- she still had about 20 pounds of excess skin that was slowing her down.

Katie's story and before-and-after pics are here:

So, Bonnie, did you have gastric bypass surgery? Just curious, that's all.

And if you're talking to Hulon, tell him I miss him. Ask him to drop by and leave me a comment. Ta.

Hoping to hear from you Bonnie with some answers to my questions. I think it's about time you fessed up so we can all put this chicken nonsense to rest.

And for all of you who love Kids in the Hall, here's a link to one of my favorite Chicken Lady routines:


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I absolutely love this video. America Ferrera tells it like it is. Enjoy!


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Monday, March 10, 2008


The 68-year-old woman pictured above "requested medical attention for a sudden increase in hair growth that she had noticed 11 months earlier. She had lost more than 30 kg during this same period. Physical examination revealed fine lanugo hair all over her face (Panel A) and body (Panel B) and a deeply furrowed tongue, which caused a burning sensation. A diagnosis of acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa was made...the woman was depressed about her condition and decided to shave. "

"Hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita (HTLA) is excessive growth on the body of fine hair of the lanugo or vellus type...Metabolic conditions reported to be associated with HTLA include...malnutrition, especially when due to anorexia nervosa."

Lanugo, a medical consequence of anorexia nervosa, is often mentioned but seldom discussed, which is surprising, given its horrific psychological impact on its sufferers. The term "lanugo" is from the Latin lanugo down, from lana wool.

Amy Winehouse (note the lanugo on her face)

As mentioned above, lanugo can occur not only on the face but all over the body in an effort to keep the body warm when the body lacks enough fat to accomplish this.

Below is an excellent summary of more of the devastating effects of anorexia nervosa on the body:

"Anorexia causes many physical problems. For instance, it upsets the normal functions of hormones. For girls, this means the body is unable to produce enough of the female hormone estrogen because it does not have enough fat. This will cause an absence of menstrual cycles, called amenorrhea. For boys, anorexia causes a decrease in the production of the male hormone testosterone, which results in a loss of sexual interest.

An anorectic body lacks the protective layer of fat it needs to stay warm. To compensate for the lack of fat, lanugo (fine hair) will grow all over the body to keep it warm. Another problem anorexia causes is a decrease in bone mass. The body needs calcium for strong bones. Since an anorectic is not eating enough food, which is the source of calcium, the body's bones suffer and weaken. Later in life, this could result in a dangerous bone disease called osteoporosis.

Additionally, without the fuel it needs, an anorectic's body will respond as if it is being assaulted and begins to fight back in order to survive. To survive the body must have energy, but because the body has no food to turn into energy, it seeks out the muscles, and eventually, the organs (heart, kidney, and brain) for sustenance—often causing permanent damage to the organs in the process. This is the most serious consequence of anorexia and can possibly lead to cardiac arrest and/or kidney failure, both of which can result in death. "

For those who are anorexic, please take heed. Lanugo may be the least of your worries.

The New England Journal of Medicine


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Sunday, March 9, 2008


The Nolita ad campaign billboard with its shocking image of Isabelle Caro, a 27-year-old woman who has suffered from anorexia for the past 13 years.

Her face and body emblazoned across billboards last fall during Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Isabelle Caro became a living advertisement for the ravages of anorexia.

In an interview conducted by Sheila MacVicar of CBS News, Isabelle talks of her isolated and tragic childhood...

Note: the above video stops and starts...have patience :^)

...and her continued struggle to survive...

To view my previous posts on Isabelle, please click the following links:




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Friday, March 7, 2008


John Essex, aka Martina's Martini

John, I have much to say to you but rather than dwell on your incoherent ramblings and obtuse clues that you left in your wake as you ran rampant on the web as Martina’s Martini, I want to focus on your deception in relation to the blogger, Prudentia.

You see, Prudentia is a wonderful, warm-hearted person who sees the good in everyone and will give anyone the benefit of the doubt.

You took advantage of her and that is truly unforgiveable. You fed her one cock-and-bull story after another and tugged at her heartstrings. She believed you, and at the risk of looking foolish for doing so, kept in touch with you, afraid that you may do harm to yourself. She went out on a limb for you and you rewarded her by making her feel like a fool. She has been nothing short of a saint in dealing with you in all the chaos you created, spending hours online with you because she feared for your well-being and sanity.

Well, honey, the jig is up.

I am not going to rehash all of your comments and posts, most of which are total nonsense and a complete fabrication of the truth. It’s old news.

But I do want to address one of your comments you left on Prudentia’s blog and, in particular, this one from Hello, Martina's Martini. We Meet Again. :

"I am a broken down old soldier, my face is half gone, my foot isnt there anymore. "

Well, John, here’s your chance to prove at least one part of your sordid story is true. Personally, I think you're full of crap.

Send me a few pictures of your half-gone face and footless leg. And be sure to include in the pictures of your injuries your driver’s license or today's newspaper...just for verification purposes. If your pictures pass muster, I will post them on my blog as proof that you did tell the truth, in at least one instance.

If you haven’t read Prudentia’s latest post, do so. The link is below. I hope you are happy.

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This just in from Anonymous!

"Well, apparently it worked, Fawn is back at the camp. Gee, that's a big surprise!!! NOT!!!"

So Tippy's serenade to Fawn worked! See, I knew it. Phil Collins works every time.

The two of them are probably sitting around the campfire at Camp Carbaway tonight singing Phil's "True Colors"...

You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness, inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

[intru part]

So sad eyes
Discouraged now

When this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors, true colors

Cos there's a shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors, true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Beautiful, like a rainbow



How can I just let you walk away,
Just let you leave without a trace,
When I'm standing taking every breath,
With you, ooohhh,
You're the only one who really knew me,
At all.
How can you just walk away from me,
When all I can do is watch you leave,
Cause we shared the laughter and the pain,
And even shared the tears,
You're the only one who really knew me at all.
So take a look at me now,
There's just an empty space,
There's nothing left here to remind me,
Just the memory of your face,
So take a look at me now,
Coz there's just an empty space,
And you're coming back to me it's against the odds,
And that's what I've got to face.
I wish I could just make you turn around,
Turn around and see me cry,
There's so much I need to say to you,
So many reasons why,
You're the only one who really knew me at all.
So take a look at me now,
Well there's just an empty space,
There's nothing left here to remind me,
Just the memory of your face,
So take a look at me now,
So there's just an empty space,
But to wait for you is all I can do,
And that's what I've got to face.
Take a good look at me now,
Cause I'll still be standing here,
(Standing here)
And you coming back to me is against all odds,
And that's a chance I've got to take.
Chance i've got to take
Got to take
Take a look at me now, ooh.
Take a look at me now.
Take a look at me now.

As Fawn delivered her farewell message to the campers at Camp Carbaway, Tippy Toes, the Camp Director and all-round Girl Scout, pleaded with Fawn to stay in this poignant message reported by BamaGal at Kimkins Diet Truth - Diary of a Mad Housewife :

"Tippy Toes AKA Pocahontas:
Butterfly, each of us who gets the beatings all feel we need to go. Please, please don’t go. We love you and we would miss you forever. And you know what? YOU brought us no drama–they did and we all know it. Please, please stay."

So, Fawn, what will you do? Run back to the open arms of Tippy and the campers or high-tail it back to Big Momma Heidi? If you choose the latter, it will be your swan song.

Remember, Fawn, to think before you leap.


Kimkins Diet Truth, Diary of a Mad Housewife: Fawn Update

Lyrics: Against All Odds by Phil Collins

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MARILYN, a size 14...

TO THIS, a size 0?

Who is responsible for the shift in perception of the "ideal" body for women during the past 40 years? Well, the answer is a no-brainer: The fashion industry.

From the emergence of Twiggy in the Swinging '60s to the skeletal models in magazines and on the catwalk these days, designers continue to fashion their clothing to fit their perception of the ideal body, citing that their clothes "hang and look better" on their model muses who are, almost without exception, rake thin.

According to Women's Wear Daily in the UK , size zero is the best selling size among the top-ranking fashion labels.

And because of the recent ban on size-zero models on some (but not all) runways, many designers and their financial backers have railed against the ban, saying that it interferes with their artistic process and business.

It is a shocking situation that I'm afraid isn't going to go away any time soon.

Remember when curves were beautiful?


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Wednesday, March 5, 2008



Check out HoneyBee's blog!

Click here:

Fawn Sans Smilies Or Kimkins.


MJR's post here: Agentlefawn?



And POOF!, Fawn's blog is gone. Guess her "journey" got sidetracked, once again.


Please take a moment to read the comments at the bottom of this post, especially the comment just left by Jeanessa.


Fawn, I know you've been busy today decluttering your blog and drinking copious amounts of water, but I wanted to interrupt your new-found serenity by passing on a message to you from Yucky that just arrived moments ago:

"Fawwwwwn" says "I am not one of those passive people" ... "It is not in my nature to be meek and mild" .... "This passive/agreessive bs that people play... I don't play" ....

So why are you listed on the BDSM websites as a "subbie" and signing yourself as, among other things, "a gentle fawn" ?

And by the way, there's nothing "classy" about that "lifestyle" -- as a human being, as a woman, as a person of African descent, and as an AMERICAN, I am disgusted and ashamed of you and everybody like you.

But what did we expect? After all, you've shown everyone your TRUE color -- and that color isn't black, it's a color called SHAME, and you showed us all that color by your months of groveling, drooling, FAWNING over a known scammer, an evil sadist who doesn't give a damn about anything good and anything decent.

All she cares about is being evil, and you worshipped her -- my bet is that you still worship her and that you're working for her over at Tippy's now, trying to convince people how "easy" it is to get a refund from Heidi -- so easy, so quick! Ignore that icky ol' lawsuit, huh. "


See the comments section of this post for Yucky's original comment.

Comments, Fawn?

Kimkins Exhausted...A Satirical Look at the Kimkins Debacle

Fawn.. The Journey Continues



For those looking for Fawn's original blog post entitied "Criminal Investigation" and her lengthy response to my comment on her blog, Fawn.. The Journey Continues , her post and comment vanished into thin air this afternoon.

Fawn must be doing some decluttering and spring cleaning :^)



In response to a comment I left on her blog last evening, Fawn posted this response this morning:

"Fawn .. The Journey Continues has left a new comment on the post "Criminal investigation":

Warning: I tend to type a LOT*

My reply at 6:41 am Colorado time

Medusa, thank you for your post and I posted it because it wasnt long and drawn out. You gave me 3 short questions of which I will answer.

I will try to answer calmly without using foul language which is a habit of mines because seriously I usually do NOT mince with words. So I will answer Without getting all 'boys in the hood' if ya know what I mean....

Now that the situation is handled I feel better.. let's just say that.

what is happening?
Let's just say someone used something of mines without permission.

Is someone threatening you?
Medusa, it was sweet of you to ask me and look out for me and I know you and I have never spoken on the phone so it is natural not to know my personality but let me share this with you "openly" please. And please bear with me as my writing tends to be detailed orientated and I put my cards on the table so there is NO quessing what I am thinking.

here goes:

People may think this has nothing to do with color but I assure you, it does... at least in MY mindset it does.

Ebony people do NOT play around..well most don't and I am one of the Most.

I am not one of those passive people, or one of those policitally correct people who tell people what they want to hear. I am straight UP and genuine.

I got my peoples, like I am sure we all do. I don't drag sh-t out. If there is a problem or an injustice we act swiftly. None of this baby momma crap. I deal with with it immediately, problem solve and move on. Seriously.

I choose not to go into detail, as that is my right to do so but let's just say that things were brought to my attention, I contacted my people and it was handled swiftly. We DO NOT mess around. TG I have friends in high authority places and I will leave it at that.

Case in point.....

One time I was driving in Colorado on my way to the movies and I was running a bit late and I hate to be late. The person in front of me was dragging their a-- of deciding which wasy to turn and I honked my horn. This person in turn let me pass by and yelled out the window " what the F--- is your problem"

Don't you know that I stopped my car mid-way in the intersection and turned my a-- around and went into persuit.

We stopped at the next light and I took me a-- OUT of my car and went to theirs. Yes there was three people in the car but do you think I gave a f---? Hell no, I yelled at them to get the hell out of the car and face me.

no bs.... this is me.

The person closest to me rolled up her window in fear and the male driver would not get out the car and the one in the backseat scooted away from the window closest to me.

The light turned and they drove off. I got back in my car and calmed down, heart racing, ready to fight. (that's what I mean by boys in the hood).

Generally speaking....... when I share that you all, handle things one way and we handle it another way... that's how we are and I cannot be more open and honest then that, seriously. It is not in my nature to be meek and mild. It is in my nature to be kind to people that may need help or uplifting so to speak BUT try to jump in my koolaid, girl please... its ON then.

so my reply: No one who knows me well, would ever dare every threaten me. And if people jump in my koolaid, then dam it I am ready, bring it! I am not bragging, I am tell you the truth. I do not waste time bs-ing anybody, I am straight up hood on the Real but with a touch of class when it comes to people I care about.

In person, there are times when I am professional and then there are times when my assertiveness or agreesiveness comes out when needed. That level of temperment really needs to be worked on, but let's face it, I am who I am and do not pretend to be otherwise.

I will defend those who I believe speak the truth at the time, but let me find out for SURE they are full of s--t and then I am done.

Online, I thought it was harder to handle situations but come to find out, it is NOT as hard as I once thought..... well I know it now.

where are you pictures? why did you take it down?

I cannot go into detail. I promised I would not. My word is my bond. If I tell someone I will not repeat specific information then that is exactly what I do. So I will answer your question in a general term.

A situation arose, and quite frankly I do not have the money to hire people for I live paycheck to paycheck like most people with a little savings that I just recently started, BUT I am lucky to know people in the legal system here locally and like me they do not mess around.

Of course when I came to them I was furious cause momma dont play that sh-t. It is one thing to share Accurate information and then I give credit where credit is do and that's the truth but use something of mines that belongs to me, child please.. its ON then.

A situation came up that something that belongs to me was used elsewhere on the net without my knowledge or consent and it was investigated in a matter of hours, shut down and handled with legal proceedings swiftly cause if it was left up to me, I would have been done something because I have a short temper but my people had to calm me down and sh-t.

Legal advice: Don't ever put myself in a compromising position because it can be copied and pasted elsewhere.

This kinda stuff happened before but it was a story of mines and again I will not go into detail because that situation I handled myself. Again I didnt know my story was being used elsewhere for the benefit of profit and I immediately contacted that person and I assure you my story was deleted in five minutes by the other person who posted it elsewhere.

I do not play around. This passive/agreessive bs that people play... I don't play. I am sincerely a nice person to people but jump in my koolaid or space and I will jump all over it without a second thought on the REAL.

bottom line: I took down my photo on my blog by the advice of my legal people.... no not everyone speaks and behaves like me, short tempered and boys in the hood of it all, but they know how to handle sh-t swiftly which shocked the hell out of me.

It is a shame when one can't trust people too much or at all on the net. Okay true that, sometimes I look thru rose colored glasses let's say and believe that no one would do another harm... but in reality it is not always that way.

Medusa, know that I answered your questions to the best of my ability within the contraints and confines of people handling this situation which would have otherwise cost me thousands of dollars and girl I dont have a pot to piss on. So yes I obliged and gave my word and kept it. If I am nothing else,I am a person of my word, short temper and all. They did me a favor and I will honor that favor by keeping my word.

Not to mention I do not like to drag out the Baby Momma drama sh-t. If there is a problem, handle your business swiftly and move on.

Truth be told I was crying when this sh=t happened but ya know what? I will NOT allow a crap to deter me from my goals. It would have been Easy to have ate myself silly, as I am a big eater, but I maintained self-control and let my people handle the sh=t that was above my abilities and now it is done.

okay clearly I was not able to not curse too much BUT at least I didnt spell it out.... I do have faults to work on and that is a major one... learning to speak calmly without crusing. A work in progress.

WHY did I "choose" to post and answer your questions as best I could when it was really nobody's business and let's face it, you are a stranger to me.... it was because of your accurate information that you posted about me on your blog... and your captions of the "way we were" was very creative and actually made me laugh because it was true and it was true about me leaving the compound and I believe in giving credit where credit is due.

yes this is a long post, but I am true to who I am... I am a longgggggg poster of the written word.

I will not speak any more on this topic again... remember I have restraints.

fawn. "


Fawn, thanks so much for responding. I wish you were able to go into more detail about the situation that caused you so much upset but understand why you are unable to do so. Please keep in touch.

Peace, Fawn.

My original post:

As I was checking out the blogs tonight, I thought I'd pop over to Fawn's new blog to see what was up.

Imagine my surprise when I noticed that her pictures of herself that she had posted on her blog have vanished. Why, Fawn, why? Why did you remove them?

And when I started reading her post, alarm bells started going off. Fawn, what's happening???

Here's Fawn's post:

"Sunday, March 2, 2008

Criminal investigation



I may not have a pot to piss on, but thanks to my REAL friends who looked out for me and contacted me within the last 24 hours ...... this matter will be taken cared of shiftly !!!!



Posted by Fawn .. The Journey Continues at 8:30 AM"

Fawn, talk to me. Why are you so upset? Is someone threatening you? Is someone putting pressure on you?

I'm all ears here.

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