There have been a few great moments in fat kid history that arrived in my inbox recently. I have Kristen and Dawn to thank for all of them. Collectively, we offer you up these examples of real life fat kid heroes:
Pokey Stix Girls
We all went to school in Champaign, IL where these were popular and we all shed a greasy tear when Gumby’s closed down there. Luckily, even from halfway across the world, Dawn discovered our fat kid soulmate, an alumna from U of I who writes a cooking blog with her sister. She recently posted a recipe for this beloved treat and we have already planned a day to make them ourselves (before another epic eating event, of course)
Aaaaaand this quote from her blog is why she is our soulmate:
“Once upon a time thought that I could maybe raise funds to open up my own Gumby’s franchise in Urbana and hire an out-of-this-world general manager who would make it so that whenever I walked through the door, I would immediately be handed a Medium Pokey Stix with Garlic Butter and Ranch dipping sauces and a large Diet Coke.
Dreams. You gotta have dreams.”
Columbia College Students
Lately in Chicago, our headlines have been all about the violence that has plagued our city. This might be the only time I say this, but if this is what “crime” is like in New York, I would rather live there. Apparently the kids at Columbia College have been busy stealing Nutella from the cafeteria. The article was pretty wordy and had a picture of Nutella, so I didn’t make it too far, but way to go fat kids. You earned your spot in the Ivy Leagues.
Fat Kid Petition
Hell hath no fury like a when a fat kid finds out the Girl Scouts have been throwing away cookies! All three sisters chimed in on this one with utter disgust.
Kristen “This is catastrophically horrible”
Courtney “OMG!!!!!!!!” (infinite exclamation marks)
Dawn “Biggest scandal ever. Ever. I nearly cried reading this.” (Folks, I know her. This probably almost happened.)
Essentially there is no protocol to determine what should be done with unused Girl Scout cookies at the end of the season, so, you know, they just THROW THEM AWAY. Idiots. Luckily, organized fat kids created this petition so these cookies find their way into deserving bellies!