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  • Mr. Liverpool and I went to the new  James Bond movie on Saturday.


It got me thinking.




And I’m quite dangerous when I think.


Why was Adele asked to sing the theme song, but not asked to
be one of the Bond Girls?


Is it because she’s big- boned, curvilinear… not media’s
typical, unrealistic, big boobed- Playboy Bunny?


Is it because she’s not what men desire to gawk at, drool
over, fantasize about?


Or possibly she wasn’t asked because her stomach isn’t Halle
Barry-Heidi Klum flat?


Anyhow,  it pisses me


Flawlessness.  Superficiality.


Don’t you find it enormously boring?


I’m waiting for the day when James Bond  is wrapping his arms around a size 12-14


Perhaps Adele or even ME!


  • My book will be called  “730 Days.  Letters To My Sister.”


  • My Favorite writer, Mercy Adhiambo\’s first blog.  She rocks so freaking bad. Her words melt upon my tongue.


  • Another great shot of Madonna in Minneapolis.


  • This is what our treadmill is used for now.  Damn that cat.  Now I can’t work out.  :::SIGH:::

I Looooooooooooooooooooooove this song!

——Dear Reader,  Tell me Something Utterly Random & Cool.xxxx







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  • Reply
    November 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    How come you can see the blog and I cant see it. The internet here sucks, so I am stuck with some stuff I want to put on the blog, but I cant access it!!!!

    I saw your friends comment, cus its coming on my email, but I cant see that blog!!!


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    November 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I’d rather hear about your utterly random and cool thoughts! Mine are very boring. Oh, the cat….right? God forbid you move them!!! They look at you all indignant!
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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    November 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    So cool that your friend is blogging now! Love the title for your book, and the artiness of Madonna’s show must have been amazing.
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    Dangerous Linda
    November 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    “And I’m quite dangerous when I think.” = Welcome to the Club ;-*

    I’m confused by this: “I’m waiting for the day when Daniel Craig is wrapping his arms around a size 12-14

    If you don’t care about size or looks then why do you care about him? What about him appeals to you?

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      My Inner Chick
      November 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      it’s not about Daniel Craig…it’s about a woman who happens to be a size 12, 14, or 16 being valued in the media as much as thin chicks.

      Not too much analyzing or deep meaning involved. xx
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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    November 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    The cat’s on the treadmill, now I can’t work out — hi.larious! loved it.

    I love women who love themselves, no matter the shape or size. We are all beautiful.

    Forget your perfect offering.
    There is a crack in everything.
    That’s how the light gets in.

    — Leonard Cohen
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    November 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Amazing how Rubens, a great master, painted portraits of curvaceous women whose bodies were healthy and wholesome. Amazing how many men want women of substance. Amazing that our bodies need a minimum of body fat in order to get pregnant.

    Look at Marilyn Munroe…a woman who still sets men’s hormones in motion.

    I say to all the women who are dying (literally) to put on weight and not worry – the media is not your god!

    What a great presentation that video contains.
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    November 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I’m raising a beautiful 16 year old girl who somehow loves her body and treats it well…and will go outside without makeup, yet has enough self respect to still care about her appearance. She’s far beyond where I was at 16. Thank you, universe.
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    Jann Huizenga
    November 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    What an amazing essay, Kim–you sure deserved that prize, and more. And your cutie-pie cat on the treadmill is THE perfect excuse not to work out!!!
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    November 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Okay–Utterly random and cool–I’m supposed to have my first essay in the Huffington Post published today, and so far it has not appeared. Is it too soon to freak? And the cat–God forbid we move our pets when they perch in places that aren’t entirely convenient. Good excuse not to workout, right? LOL
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    November 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Perfection is over-rated. There’s nothing to talk about when someone is perfect … like you said … boring! Give me unique, different, weird in a good way … anyway!
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    November 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I imagine it was because she was knocked up. I love Adele. I love that she is who she is. Nothing more nothing less. I love that she is amazingly beautiful and comfortable. I love her!! Ohhh I just adore her.

    Great song. Makes me miss summertime on the river. mmmmmmmmm motorboatin’ Thanks for the smile!!
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    Heal Now and Forever
    November 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I’m lying with my wickedly cool 8 year old as she drifts off after telling me about her utterly random day. It is so important to her that I listen with my big ears on!
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    Red Dwyer
    November 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Sweet. I say to hell with the numbers in clothes. And to Oil of Olay while we are at it. Love me for who I am or get stepping.

    Love you because I love your heart <3 It is the perfect size.
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    Debi Pasricha
    November 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    First of all, I’d like to say, “Congratulations!!” on your winning essay, “Caged Bird!” Powerful, it is.

    Then, I’d like add . . . that perfection does not exist. Anywhere. (Well, except maybe in the beauty of flowers, but not in people–size 3, included.)

    Finally, something random and cool . . . hmmm . . . how about this: I have a cigar in my jewelry box that former President Bill Clinton sucked on during a flight he took to Ireland where my friend was the flight attendant. It was a birthday gift to me! Cheers! Xx
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    November 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I kinda stopped watching Bond movies after Sean Connery. Perfection is a myth, so I wouldn’t bother with those women on Bond. Halle’s been divorced twice, so something’s not mixed right in the pudding.
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    November 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    We are so on the same page, but not for nothing…maybe Adele can’t act. Just sayin’. Though I can’t remember a Bond girl who could, so never mind. The wine’s talking. 😉

    Congratulations on your essay! It’s great!

    btw… I love Pontoon too!
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    November 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Random and cool: I just had a great conversation with my best friend’s father. I love being with the people who’ve known me the longest.
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    Wild Child Mama
    November 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Adele IS what men fantasize about. My husband is in love with her.
    I’m still getting a boob job someday.
    I have a yellow cover on my cell phone so I can find it everywhere. (That was me being random)
    YOUR BOOK!!! YES!! I CAN”T WAIT!! You are amazing:)
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    Goodness and Grit
    November 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I love that damn cat, and that you have introduced us to Mercy, and that you have entered your work into contests, AND WON A PRIZE!

    Mostly, I love how you inspire people. You are truely beautiful in so many ways!

    I’ve had my head too far up my own ass lately in attempt to get through life’s daily hurdles to write, but your words encourage a desire to scratch that annoyingly familiar itch:). Thank you.

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    Lady Fi
    November 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Ooooo – congratulations on your prize – YOU rock!

    And agreed – there is so much beauty in imperfection.
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    Choc Chip Uru
    November 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    What a fantastic post my friend – the surprises and randoms are the best 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru
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    Impulsive Addict
    November 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Maybe they DID ask Adele but she turned THEM down. You know, she was knocked up and stuff. I’m sure that’s what happened! 😉

    I’ve missed reading you. I’m trying to be better but I’m SOOOO TIRED!!!!!

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    November 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I fell in love with D because he can recite almost every line from every episode of Seinfeld. Too cool! 🙂
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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    November 19, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Bwahahaha, I love kitty on the treadmill – heaven forbid you disturb him so you can exercise! Gorgeous boy that he is.
    Media has become the root of all evil, especially with today’s youth thinking they have to be the most perfect beings with the most money otherwise they are not important and and and – vomit!
    LOVE that you won an award – SO PROUD!
    Lots of warm and sunny love to you Kim from SA.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    Valentine Logar
    November 20, 2012 at 4:02 am

    You are dangerous because you think at all, so few do these days. I love you for your mind and your great and marvelous heart.

    The word is zaftig, I love that word. I am not big boned, well I am big boned but I am also zaftig. Big azzed, big hipped, big titted. I have the perfect hourglass figure it is simply larger than a twig. My waist is bigger than my head. Most of us, those of us in the world who live, work, raise children, mind our homes and have cats who take over our equipment cannot spend the hours it requires to meet the standard. Standards I might add established by those who do not give to tinkers damn for our health or well-being.

    I am zaftig. I am either loved for my heart and mind or I don’t need it.

    You rock! You rock for your random thoughts and wonderful pictures. You rock for bringing us Mercy and music.

    XX Val XX
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    November 20, 2012 at 4:28 am

    I can’t wait to read your book (when and where can I buy it?), and I am thrilled for your essay win! You go, Kim! 🙂

    Adele: She’s gorgeous. From a practical standpoint, given that the movie started filming over a year ago, it could be that the soundtrack – especially the song – wasn’t yet on the producers radar, and so neither was Adele. From a people-need-to-get-over-their-shit-about-size-0-being-the-only-attractive-size-in-the-industry standpoint, I totally agree with you.

    Utterly random and wickedly cool: my first book releases 12/12/12. Cue squees replete with “dreams do come true when you work your ass off and you choose to believe in yourself.”

    Happy Thanksgiving, sweets. xoxo
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    November 20, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I love Adele – her voice is just like silk…..Thanks for posting about Mercy’s blog. Looking forward to everything she has to write!
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      My Inner Chick
      November 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm


      what a superb description of Adele’s voice. Xxx

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    November 20, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I love Adele and I think she is beautiful – just as she is! And yes, I have so many random thoughts that I couldn’t possibly list them all – like, where do birds go to die?
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    November 20, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I love your randomness.

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    November 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I think YOU’RE cool.
    That’s my random thought of the day.
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    November 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I think there is something suspicious about women whose will power doesn’t buckle sometimes at the sight of a cake or other delicious snacks, and has the figure to prove it. As a friend of mine said some years ago. “I’m tired of hugging radiators”. Mr Liverpool is a very lucky man.
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    Linda Medrano
    November 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I love your mind. Your charming “random” stuff is a delight! And, truly, curvy women never really are out of style!
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    November 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Okay, loving the Madonna photo from the Concert in the TC! Lucky! Bet it was grand! Congratulations again on the writing award! Well deserved, well deserved to a great writer!

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    November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    As long as we live in this world, and as long they have Bond movies, the girls will be close to perfect,
    and the guys too. To me it’s just a big joke. But we still go to the movies.
    Love You

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    Solid gold creativity
    November 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    “Don’t you find it enormously boring?” Yes, ENORMOUSLY!!!

    Kim, The Caged Bird essay … what to say? Only a profound silence will do. You are special xx
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    November 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Love your blog, Love You!

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    Blond Duck
    November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats on your poem!

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    November 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I heard the new James Bond movie is really good, but would love to know your thoughts. I just saw Argo and that was exciting and fabulous and I highly recommend. My daughter and I are big fans of Adele. I think she’s a great role model for young girls, so much better than a Ke$ha or Rihanna, who I actually feel sorry for.
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      My Inner Chick
      November 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      I loved the new James B. Movie.

      I told Mr. L that Mr. Bardem would be up for an oscar…

      sure enough…he is. WOW, what a performance. xx You must Go. xx
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    Hilary - Feeling Beachie
    November 21, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I can’t wait to read your book…

    cool / random things… I am so thankful for your friendship~

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    Charlene Ross
    November 21, 2012 at 7:29 am

    My (not so) utterly random thought – you’re pretty freaking awesome!

    And Congrats on the award! (Well deserved BTW!)

    Have Mr. Liverpool take you on a date to Cali! We must hang out one of these days and drink wine.

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    Pat Scattergood
    November 21, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Chickie!

    I’m going to Asheville, NC, next week to hear Barbara Kingsolver speak AND to get her to sign my copy of her new book “Flight Behavior.” She’s one of my favorite authors. I’m pumped!
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    nan @ LBDDiaries
    November 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Something utterly random and cool. Hmm. Paul McCartney wasn’t a Bond girl and he sang the theme song. Ditto Duran Duran. Oh and can you see Tom Jones?? Hee hee. My fave two were Sheena Easton and Carly Simon’s songs. Love the title of your book – loooooove it!
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    November 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    A big boned Bond girl would be the ultimate in your face to all the airbrushed stick figures.
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    November 22, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I went to Skyfall yesterday with the family…I owed hubby an action film since I dragged him to a chick flick years ago 😉

    Random thought: I love sitting at my computer with the dog under the desk warming my feet.

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    November 22, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Just popped in again to wish you and Mr Liverpool a great Thanksgiving. I bet he loves the chance for an extra slap-up meal. The killjoy Brits don’t do Thanksgiving so I’m just having to raise my nose to the wind and see if I can smell the turkey
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      My Inner Chick
      November 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      OoO, Ducky,
      How sweet of you. Mr. L. took a few days off so we could enjoy. Sending you scents of Turkey, Stuffing, & Sweet potatoes. Xx
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    November 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Kim! Forgive me, but I’m not much of a cat person, so I’d probably shoo Puss off that treadmill and hop on it myself! Especially after a turkey dinner with the trimmings. Haven’t seen the new Bond movie, but you make a valid point. Sad that we’re a culture so obsessed with the outward person over what’s inside.
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    November 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations on your prize Kim and a big Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mr Liverpool and the rest of your family 😀 LOL my treadmill became a storage place for random things-luggage at one point too! 😛 And Bond? Adele would have made a fantastic Bond Girl!
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    November 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I haven’t seen the new Bond movie (and probably won’t) but you bring up a really good point!

    Hope your Thanksgiving was great Kim!

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    November 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats on the prize for your essay. Too cool! Great thoughts on Adele and women. I lament it all the time. We are all shapes and sizes and should be celebrated in song and film. Since I live in wine country in northern CA here is a random fact about wine: Both men and women can be turned on by the aromas of wine. The scents of many wines are believed to replicate human pheromones, the chemical substances that cause behavioral responses in humans.

    I don’t know how cool that is or if it’s really true. Let me know what happens if you put it to the test. Cheers!
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    November 25, 2012 at 7:22 am

    While I think Adele would be a beautiful Bond girl, I imagine she wasn’t asked because she’s not an actress. Also, she was pregnant during filming! I really do see a turn in entertainment away from the scrawny and toward the curvy again. Like all things, body shape popularity goes in cycles.

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    Vidya Sury
    November 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I just love that felt-type book in the first photo!

    I am thrilled your essay won the prize. It was beautiful!

    Love you Kim! So glad we’re connected!

    Hugs! Vidya
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    November 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Kim, there are so many things to love about this post! I don’t know where to begin! First of all, I’m with you, sister! Someone should inform the casting department of James Bond movies that a curvy revolution is taking place! Enough with the waifs. I say give the fat girls a turn! And I say this proudly as a fat woman myself. Size wise, methinks Adele would have made a fantastic Bond girl! I loved the shot of Madonna in concert and I definitely have to drop by Mercy’s blog. She is so beautiful! Congratulations on your prize money, lady! Hugs for you from Roxy and me! 🙂

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    Beverly Diehl
    February 6, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Nice, you could sell ice to the Eskimos, you’ve got me liking countray music (at least, I think that’s what that was). Yep, it’s the cat’s fault you can’t work out.

    Just FYI, as a single woman of heft, for my married sistas out there – being a woman of abundance has rarely gotten in the way of a man worth pounding the sheets with. Just sayin’.
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