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Another Big Fat Weekend


And whew, am I tired! Ha-ha! It’s true though, and I’ve still got karaoke/going away get together tonight! It’s  been a whirlwind, but I was up for it and may have had the best weekend of my life, it was THAT fun!

Friday night my lovely friend Jeanette accompanied me to Big Moves Bay Area’s “Fatdance: What A Feeling!” featuring the fabulous Phat Fly Girls, Rubanesque Burlesque, Raks Africa and MCs Marilyn Wann & Amy Benson! It was so much fun y’all! I have a  hard time describing it because I think you have to live with fat stigma to feel the full effect of how beautiful and empowering and just downright powerful thing it is to see these incredible fat bodies Dancing!Dancing!Dancing! And every time I see Raks Africa I swear I will start belly dancing, but never do…until now! J & I are going to buy plus size hip scarves and a belly dance video for all sizes and we’re going to work it! =0)

Saturday night was a birthday/going away party for two very good friends. I got hella drunk and had the best time ever! I haven’t seen all of the pictures yet, but there will be many, no doubt. Oh man! Too much fun! And I was in a very saucy mood to boot! Hanging out and drinking and being silly and pervy with my favorite people in the world?! Oh yeah! It filled a void, I tell you what! Didn’t get home until 3! Woo Hoo!

Sunday night was a Birthday party/FUNdraiser for Marilyn Wann and her new project for a fat positive community center. We ate, we danced, we drank and some of us even sang karaoke with the live band “Nothing But Fun” and had a great time doing it! It’s always lovely to see and hang out with Marilyn, but there were so many rad fatties to chat and laugh with! And I got to network a bit and hopefully recruit some help for my big fat event in January! Woot!

All of this and I am pooped to say the least, but exhilarated by the experience and enjoyment of it all! I may be exhausted, but I just keep on going! I have a lot going on this week, too, but nothing specifically fat related. Ha-ha! I have my first job interview (since selling the cafe) on Thursday evening…Fingers crossed! I’m debating a haircut today or tomorrow? Hmm…I have a ton of errands to run and I’m just too tired, maybe. Ha-ha! I’m a little scattered I suppose, but I’m okay. I will manage, I always do. There is just something so healing and wonderful about being around other positive people, other fat people, other loving and hard working people! It makes me grateful to exist!

If you think organizing a fat event is hard or impossible or expensive, well, it’s not! It doesn’t have to be and it’s so very worth it! Think about it and if you’d like some help, hit me up! <3

Here’s one pic I love from Saturday night, I’m starting to own the “Bad Ass” title, ha-ha!:

7 Comments to

“Another Big Fat Weekend”

  1. On September 26th, 2011 at 11:58 am Twistie Says:

    Bad Ass indeed! You rock it, girl!

    Not fat-related, but I had a lot of fun yesterday. Mr. Twistie still owed me both a birthday and an anniversary present, so he took me to Sur La Table in Berkeley and got me lovely goodies, including a Le Creuset saucepan and a fabulous new pepper grinder.

    Yeah, I’m going to have fun with those. Mmm… yummy stuff on the horizon! At last I can make lemon curd in a non-reactive pot.

    But I definitely need to come out for a fab fatty event. And possibly bring some tasty goodies with me.

  2. On September 26th, 2011 at 3:49 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    @Twistie: Oh yay! Yes, hoping to gather some baked goodies to sell/give for my fatty event in January…but surely there will be more stuff before then! Congrats on the Sr La Table goodies!

  3. On September 26th, 2011 at 4:57 pm thirtiesgirl Says:

    I love how saucy and confident you look in that photo.

  4. On September 26th, 2011 at 5:32 pm Twistie Says:

    Yes, I’m sure there will be more stuff well before then. But you also have a volunteer to bake yummy stuff for your January fatty event. Drop me a line sometime and give me an idea what what you think you’ll need and how much you want. I’ll then let you know how much of it I can provide.

    Have I ever mentioned that I LOOOOOOOVE to bake? And I’m kinda good at it, too.

  5. On September 27th, 2011 at 7:08 am Veronica Says:

    Sounds like SO much fun! I’m happy for you! Also jealous of all the excellent fattery. 😉

  6. On September 29th, 2011 at 10:23 am Christine Says:

    You look ace!

  7. On September 29th, 2011 at 10:24 am Not Blue at All Says:

    @Christine: Thank you!

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