I give you Hangrypants.
Please to enjoy.
I know I always do.
I love the way that the word Hangrypants rolls off the tongue. Where on earth did your blogname come from?
Well, I wanted to use the word “hangry” because I think it’s a fun word and describes me when it’s been too long since my last meal and I am in serious need of food. I bet it happens to lots of people.
You blog with a partner. A cohort. Who is mark?
Mark is the “He Says” of the Hangry Pants blog team. He’s been my best friend and boyfriend for almost 9 years now.
How did you decide to start blogging together? Id love Ren Man to jump in the fray up in herre— but I doubt I could convince him.
Mark wanted to try to go meatless for a month to replicate the lifestyle of many of his coworkers who do not eat meat for religious reasons. I said I would do it too and he said, “Let’s blog about it.” It was fun right from the beginning. At the time, Mark and I lived about 3.5 hours apart and it was also a fun way for us to be able to do something together.
Speaking of meatless
which I shall never be: what would you call Hangrypants? would you refer to yourself as a foodblogger?
Yes, I think so. Mark and I review products and restaurants and discuss food news and our noteworthy meals and snacks. I also post my kitchen creations like Oatmeal (Chocolate Chip) Flax Cookies that tend to have a healthy twist. I think Mark’s perspective, as a male, time crunched, on the go, infrequent cook adds an interesting twist to the traditional food blog.
Ok, that leads me to an obvious question yet one I hope Im not alone in having: what IS/defines a foodblogger?
I think a foodblogger can be a lot of things. Most broadly, a foodblogger is anyone who regularly blogs about food they’ve made or eaten. Some foodbloggers keep photo journals or their daily eats, others post recipes. Hangry Pants is a little bit of both. I am motivated by the desire to share and learn from others. I don’t think it’s any different from watching cooking shows or reading cooking magazines. It’s just another way to learn about something I am passionate about.
I love food but I also love to have it whipedupcreatedforme. Im not a foodie. At all. Which makes me curious: how did you start reading MizFit? Im always surprised when nonfitness blogger peeps tune in 😉
MizFit, I am offended. Have you seen me? I am a fitness peep. (MizFit note: I guess I always think that people who are foodiefit are foodie FIRST. No offense meant. you ARE a fitfabulous woman)
I found your blog the way I find most new blogs, reading comments on other blogs and my own.
what are your cuurent workout routines? goals?
While living at home with my parents for the last year and a half I used my their treadmill to rack up about 30 running miles/week. I irregularly did strength training with free weights. Now that I’m moving out, I’ll join a gym. I love to run, but am looking forward to trying out new things. My goal for 2009 is to run a 10k. My ’08 goal was a 5k and I did it, so I really think I can do this, too. Other blogs are quite motivating in this area for me.
I also love yoga and practice as much as possible. It brings me peace, confidence and better posture.
If you wouldnt mind let’s take an amble down memory lane and reflect back upon Hangry posts gone by. Do you have a favorite post?
My favorite posts are those about self-acceptance and body image. There is something in me that wants to discuss these other issues in juxtaposition to food banter. I think that’s why I wouldn’t say I am only a foodblogger.
I also enjoy sharing my family recipes and traditions, like in this post about making Christmas cookies with my mom as a kid.
The most fun we had was making this video announcing the winner of the ProBar Giveaway.
My favorite thing we’ve done on the blog was the Hangry Pants Food Drive. It was nice to be able to do a small act of goodness through the blog. (MizFit note: Big act of goodness.)
My favorite of Mark’s post is this one about his experience buying lunch at his corporate cafeteria. I can hear him when I read it and it makes me laugh.
Lastly, in the madefortvmovieofyerlife, who will be selected to play you? mark?
I would say Kelly Taylor and Dylan McKay. When I asked Mark he said, “I would play myself,” so there ya go!
There you go, People.
A new blog to read or, if youre like I am & a long time fan, a glimpse behind the blogging scenes at an ole favorite.