Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The big 3-0

What was turning 30 like through the ages vs today? For those of you turning 30 or getting close or already there, my dear friend (and fabulous author) Kate Quinn has some words for you today on her 30th... "Sure, maybe you're starting to get crow's feet. But look on the bright side: you probably aren't a grandmother. You probably haven't been haven't lost your teeth due to malnutrition, your health due to pumping out eight children in eight years, or your life due to repeated gang rape by enemy warriors. You aren't stuck in a back room weaving till you die, you can choose your own husband, and you have the right to vote. Don't fear thirty. Celebrate it – you've got lots to celebrate. Thirty in the 21st century is pretty goddamn good." - Kate Quinn 

My 3-0 , in February, will be celebrated with friends from all over the country in Sin City, Las Vegas. And let me tell you, my life may not look quite as I thought it would but I am right where I need to be and looking forward to a great decade to come!

What did/will you do for your 30th?

Also: Buy Kate's books here: (they are Awesome!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fat gives things Flavor

I saw this on last night and it got me thinking... Julia child was right, I mean, ask any chef how to make a dish taste better and 9 times out of 10 they will tell you, "add more butter!"

Well I am here to tell you that whether you are talking about mashed potatoes or people. Fat really does add Flavor! And by that I mean any sort of "adversity". Think about all of the kids you knew in high school... are you thinking? Good. Now think of what the "popular" kids are doing today (if you don't know take a little jaunt over to Facebook, I'll wait... Ok, are you back? Now think of what all the "nerds", "fatties", "theater/music geeks", "smart kids" etc... are doing today... Who's winning? How many of the "popular kids" are still living in your home town basking in their former glory and how many "nerds" are running Fortune 500 companies and (hopefully) giving back to the 99%? I don't know about you but most of the people I knew growing up that were outside the realm of "normal" are full of Flavor today!

Adversity, challenge, makes you stronger and gives you the Flavor needed to succeed. so bring it on world... I will take anything you have to offer because i've been a fat girl all my life and it never stopped me! I've had enough Flavor to be a cheerleader, sing all over the world, and live in the big bad city of New York all on my own.
I challenge you to find your Flavor, whatever it may be this holiday season!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Fat Girl's favorite holiday!

I don't know about you but Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It gives the fat girl in me nationally sanctioned free reign to unleash the beast and celebrate gluttony. And even though I'm a Weight Watcher, this year will be no different. I am going to indulge as I see fit because good lord it only comes around once a year!

There will be mashed potatoes, and stuffing, and YES pie! Now then I will count every point and will be saving all of my weekly points for Thursday and I will not over indulge everyday, but on the fat girl holiday I will be enjoying every turkey stuffed, Muppet filled minute!

What about you?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sometimes you just have to cry to Schumann...

Throughout history songs have been written about the passion and power of love. Nothing could be sweeter than seeing your loved one return after a long journey or even just a long day at the office. But on the other hand when love goes wrong or unrequited the result can be devastating. The current influx of “break-up songs” was even epitomized in last week’s Saturday Night Live skit “Sometimes you just have to cry to Adele”
On November 28, 2011, Ian Bostridge, Tenor and Thomas Ades, piano, bring powerful songs of longing and unrequited love to Carnegie Hall. Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe, on text by Heinrich Heine tell of “the Poet’s Love”. The first of 16 songs in the cycle, Im Wunderschoenen Monat Mai, is a resounding declaration of love from the poet to his springtime maiden, but just as quickly as his heart speaks, it sinks. The darker side of love, longing, uncertainty, and tears immediately come to play in the second song, Aus meinen Tränen sprießen. As the song cycle moves through the life cycle of the poet, he does get his girl, but only to lose her love and eventually her life, exposing his longing once again.
CurvaliciousDiva readers can save 25% on tickets to hear the Romantic Era’s answer to Adele, sung by Ian Bostridge on November 28, 2011 by using discount code BST13241 at the box office, via CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800, or online at