by Susan Ellis
Good news: After a hiatus, fast-food chronicler Backyard Blogger is back.
The Backyard Blogger is Chrissy White. (Full disclosure: I've known White since she was in diapers. Actually before that — that diaper thing was Halloween a few years ago when she dressed up as the crazy NASA lady — White once worked for Flyer parent company CMI.)
White describes herself not so much obsessive as she is "really taken" with fast food, having nurtured her appreciation for the fare, like many, while in college. She began Backyard Blogger in 2005 after realizing that a conversation she was having in a parking lot of a Sonic was just like one of those Sonic commercials set in a parking lot.
Since then, White, who says Taco Bell is her favorite, has shared fast-food specials, given her two-cents on all sorts of menu items, and offered up her thoughts on the various fast-food-related topics.
One reason Backyard Blogger took a break was to have the Backyard Baby Henry, now eight months old.
White eats fast food about twice a week. She's also thin, btw. She thinks that it's absolutely possible to eat nutritiously sound meals at fast food restaurants and she won't be keeping Henry away from them.
"I'd steer him toward good choices," White says. "I'd never have him think fast food is a bad thing."