About Me

May Chau, in a nutshell

I’m a Vancouver based, pocket-sized harvester of excessive thoughts at the blog “It’s fruitcake weather!”. My first and last resort to maintaining a conversation is to comment awkwardly on the weather. Since birth, I have been most frequently asked “Were you born in May?” and “How do you spell your name?” to which I answer “No” and “Let me re-enroll you in kindergarten.”

I have one sole belief: Pajamas > People

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @may_chau or Facebook

You can check out my professional profile as well!

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How The Blog Was Named

(Believe me, this is kind of a big deal.)

‘itsfruitcakeweather’ is a reference to the short story I loved as a child: ‘A Christmas Memory’ by Truman Capote. Since I read it at a young age, I interpreted the meaning of “fruitcake weather” to be a wonderful forecast –basically sunshine and bunnies frolicking in the meadows if you will. As I grew older and read it countless times more it became more evident to me the environment being described and the hardly pleasant weather. I feel a lot of decisions in life to be the same… there is no perfect answer and thus, all is left for our individual interpretation.

90 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi May, I wanted to pop in and thank you for stopping in and the ‘like’… Hope to see you back as I hope to be back… must confess, I try to make lists (not very consistently… perhaps I will get better? 🙂 )

      • Thank you so much and what a wonderful thing to say! I encourage everyone to take the time for the 40 day Love Myself challenge… it’s great to think of the positive in ourselves for a change… 🙂

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog and my recent Cookies and Cream Cupcakes! I hope you get a chance to try out a recipe or two for yourself sometime. I look forward to following your future posts as well!


  3. hey girl! thanks for the blog follow, i myself love lists, the only difference is that i’m completely obsessed with crossing things off to-do lists and will sacrifice sleep and food to get the things on my to-do lists done haha!

  4. Hi there I have nominated you for “Quintet of Radiance”: Five Ennobling Awards!

    Please find the information on the below link if you choose to accept the award nomination.

    Hope to continue reading brilliant stuffs from you as always.

    Shivani Panchmatia

  5. Thanks Mary for the follow on Aspiring to Inspire. I am not familiar with Capote’s A Christmad Memory. I will definitely have to check it out. I look forward to checking out your blog when I get home. Using the phone can really strain the eyes.

  6. Hi Ms. Fruitcake…Thank you for dropping by on my blog and following it. I am amazed on how you put words, love them and I was entertained reading your blogs.

    Have a great day!

  7. Nice creative pieces! I can’t write creative pieces, but I make up with awesome enthusiasm and silly drawings 🙂

    Anyways, its good to see bloggers among my circle of friends. Take care!

  8. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I am honored to have you here. Love this description of your blog name… fruitcake has such a varied definition, doesn’t it? Will look around your blog for a bit. It’s awfully nice to know you! DAF

  9. I like the fruitcake explanation, and it gives me another Truman Capote book to read. I skipped right over “In Cold Blood” and read “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” one summer as it was a featured book in the NY Times, in the summer of 2004.

  10. Hi! Thanks for the ‘like’ on my “Storm chasing…story thoughts” post! i appreciate it. I also think your story behind “fruit cake weather” is charming. Good luck with your writing!

  11. Thanks for finding my blog and allowing me to find yours! I have long loved the short story by Truman Capote that is the source of your blog title, so I feel like I’m already in touch with a friend.

  12. Thankful for the like of a post by a toad…

    i am always grateful to meet people whom live in the same city as the toad, possibly are paths will cross sometime in the future if they have not do already?

    cheers toad

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