SUNSHINE AWARD

 

I’ve been nominated for the SUNSHINE AWARD by the gorgeous AJ at from CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL. Sure, its just nice to be nominated but I bloody hope there’s an awesome trophy for this plus size blogger so I can show off on my exquisite mantle shelf.
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To qualify all I need to do is  answer these questions:

1. WHO IS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?

It was Jason Segel for about 5 years whom I thought was the perfect man and marriage material (until I actually met him in person) since then, I feel no need to remain faithful to just one famous fella. Some of the blokes on my celeb crush roster are The Rock, Chris Hemsworth, LL Cool J and Joe Manganiello (watch out future lover).

2. WHAT WAS THE FIRST CONCERT YOU WENT TO?  
Disney on Ice with my Mum, Dad and sister when I was in Primary school. I wasn’t much of a concert goer but loved a school disco, Saturday morning music videos and night clubs.
3. IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AND ONE DAY TO SPEND IT, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Assuming I only have 24 hours to live:
Real life: I’d give the $500K to my sister to pay her mortgage and look after my niece and nephew.
Fantasy Kelly Land: Organise a huge pool party for my family and friends on an island with a smashing seafood buffet and endless cocktails. There would be an awesome DJ, petting zoo and spa retreat. We can all walk around in swimsuits & bathrobes chatting, dancing, swimming and having a great time!
4. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
Sightseeing – Japan or Brazil.
Relaxing: Cruising around the Caribbean and staying on the islands
5. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUIRKY PHOBIAS? (AND IF SO WHAT ARE THEY?) 
American toilets scare the s*it out of me (pun intended). I doubt its a legit ‘phobia’ but its all about the water level, how it rises after the flush and I’m afraid it’ll overflow. Since moving into my LA apartment, my loo has overflowed twice and I’ve had to call the sexy Cuban plumber in to fix it. Damn roots stuck in the pipe!
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO RELAX? 
I love kicking back and watching telly while on the couch (Breaking Bad is my current obsession). I can easily do three episodes in a row with a strawberry margarita. If there’s a juicy ripe yellow peach or pizza rolls then even better.
7. HOW DID YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 21st BIRTHDAY? 
I was sick with the flu and dropped out of hospitality school. OMG so freakin’ lame but true but I spent the night with my Mum.
8. WHAT IS YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA/ BLOGGER PET PEEVE?
Oversharing, I blocked a friend who posted their ‘placenta’ on Facebook. I don’t want to know or see that EVER!!
9. IF YOU COULD GO TO COLLEGE FOR FREE AND STUDY ANYTHING YOU WANTED JUST FOR FUN, WHAT CLASSES WOULD YOU SEEK OUT?
History. I’d love to learn more by doing walking tours and bike tours across the world. As a former tour guide with Busabout in Europe I learned so much more from guides than in a classroom so a living classroom would be perfect.
10. WHO ARE YOUR HEROES?
Oprah has been a role model since I was a teenager. All the others are people I’ve met in my life.
My 10 nominees for the Sunshine Award are my favorite plus size bloggers :
To be involved:
– Include the Award Logo in your blog post
– Link to the person who nominated you (Me)
– Answer 10 questions about yourself
– Nominate 10 bloggers and let them know (tweet, FB)

THE BIG GIRL CLUB – Club Bounce

I’ve never been to a “Big Girl Night Club” (mainly because they don’t exist in Sydney) but now I’m based in Los Angeles I’ll take a chance and test out some Plus size night clubs for you and report back on my experience. Sure, lets say it’s “all for you” my Big Curvy Lovers but maybe I can get a date out of it too? Although, meeting the love of my life at a night club is slim (even though the clientele including myself isn’t).

I recently posted this article I spotted in the UK Telegraph; “Why has someone set up a club night for ‘fat women’ in London?” it’s all about Club Indulge in London. Overall, I found it to be a rather positive article and I hope my Big Girl Saturday night out in LA  is just as good!

Club Bounce is a Plus Size Club night at La Fonda 2501 Wilshire Blvd LA 90057. Entry is $10 before 10pm  and $15 after, however, the good news is this week is Zodiac night and because I recently celebrated my birthday, this chubby Cancerian gets in for free before 10pm! Yes, that’s the price of two drinks. Score!

From the outside Big Girl Clubs seem to be a ‘BBW scene’ but the best way to find out what its really like is to choose my fave plus size dress, put on my ‘flat’ party shoes and show up.

Have you ever been to a Big Girl Night Club? What do I need to know before I show up?

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10 THINGS ABOUT ME

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1.  I WAS  A TOUR GUIDE IN EUROPE

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I was shocked when I scored a job as a tour guide for BUSABOUT  EUROPE as Tour Guide (this is where I met Renee our PLUS SIZE BRIDE and inadvertently introduced her to Jason who is now her fiance). This is A LOT of travel and I’d stay in a different city every night. It was tough living as a backpacker for a year but the great news is I  can get myself (and a group of 51 passengers if needed around all the cities on that Busabout map)! Plus I can do an awesome 30 minute speil on anything from the French Revolution to Berlin to Monaco. There’s a lot of European facts jammed into my brain that pop out every now and again.

2.  I  ONCE DIDN’T TALK FOR  10 DAYSvipassana

Even though i’m a radio announcer and literally get paid to talk. After getting made redundant before Christmas one year I decided to go on a meditation retreat called  VIPASSNA in the BLUE MOUNTAINS. It involved  staying silent for 10 days, eating vegetarian and not making eye contact. I pretty much hated every minute and as soon as I got out got on the phone and ate a bacon and sausage breakfast. No more meditation for  me!


3. 
MY FAMILY’S NAMES ALL START WITH ‘K’

KThis was way before the Kardashians (I was born in the 70s for crying out loud). Let me tell you that in the 80s it was NOT ‘cool’ or ‘cute’ it and  just plain embarrassing. Even our initials match! I’m KKG my sister is KGG!  At the time I wasn’t a fan but now I like it. Yes, my Mum and Dad’s first names both start with ‘K’!

4. I CAN’T DRIVE A MANUAL

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 My family only had automatics when I was learning to drive.  One year I bought myself a manual car thinking I could learn but  ‘broke it’ on the first day. I’ve been far too scared to try ever since! I can do the hand coordination on gear changes  but not the feet. I returned the car I broke and paid for it to be fixed. After that  I used public transport for 3 years.  I find driving a ‘stick’ super sexy so I’m annoyed that I can’t do it. I’d love to fang about in a SUV (it would have to be an automatic of course!)

5.  MY SISTER AND I SOUND IDENTICAL

My sister’s husband can’t tell our voices apart on the phone and neither can my parents! The good news is that if I quit  radio my sis could take over and no one would know.

6. I WILL NEVER  HAVE SHORT HAIR {AGAIN}

winonaI got a short haircut to look like Winona Ryder in REALITY BITES but and ended up looking absolutely awful. I  couldn’t even hold back the tears before I left the salon chair and even paid full price for that dodgy haircut!  Ever since then I’ve gone for a  long layered look.  This curly haired girl learnt her lesson the hard way and can NOT rock a short sassy hair do (unlike Winona Ryder who still looks cool!)

 

7. I’VE HAD 37 HOUSEMATES IN 13 YEARS IN 4 COUNTRIES 

Okay, so that includes 8 flatmates in one 3 storey mansion in London but I’ve traveled and worked overseas quite a lot. Multiple cities in the USA, UK, AUS. Means I have lots of fun people to stay with overseas!
 

8. I’VE LIVED IN A TENT AND ON BOAT

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I worked at a summer camp and lived in a ‘platform tent’ i.e a 4 person canvas tent on a wooden palate with 4 camp beds. It was a great summer and I loved it.  I spent three months working in Croatia on a tour guide and lived on a boat that sailed around the islands. I’ve never had so many free cocktails and seafood in my life!

 

9. MY FIRST JOB WAS AT A BOWLING ALLEY

As soon as I could legally work I did. I was 15 and my Mum had to drive me. This was in the 90s when you could still smoke indoors. Part of my job was to  hand wash the ashtrays (gross).

10. I LISTEN TO 40HRS OF MUSIC A WEEK!AFTRS RADIO  2

As a radio host, I’m on air 30hrs a week and either sitting in a sound proof studio talking to myself or taking callers for the Love Song  Dedication show.  So i’m listening to music constantly. Trust me if there’s a music trivia night on at the pub you’d want me on your team. It’s amazing what facts are nestled in that musical part of my head. As soon as I’m in my car I flip to a CD (girl’s gotta have a break.

 

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LOVE SONG DEDICATIONS – My Radio Show!

When I’m not spending time on Big Curvy Love  I’m earning a living as a radio announcer. Yep, getting paid to talk for a living is great!

I host the networked Love Song Dedication show weeknights (no surprise I’m single) and have been getting carried away making sure my listeners get themselves ready for Valentine’s Day next week! 

Here’s a caller from tonight’s show. Too far? 

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FAT GIRLS ARE UGLY- Myth #23

This is a short myth breaker because its a no brainer! FAT and UGLY are NOT the same thing.

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and so does ugly!  Have a look at the Big Curvy Love ROLE MODELS gallery and you’ll see beautiful women.