Editor’s Note: Like many other publications, Audaciously Fat has an editorial calendar. So, many things are written well in advance of their publication. This article is an example of that. Angiee was one of the people killed in last week’s duck boat accident in Branson, MO. She is survived by her sister-in-love and her 13 year old son. If you feel moved to donate to a GFM to help the surviving family, you can do so here. If you can’t donate, please consider sharing this link.
If you don’t mind, I’d like to start off with a short introduction. I’m Angiee, yes with 2 e’s, and I’m one of AF’s resident foodies. The only thing I love more than food is the other F. FAMILY. In my opinion, the best way to connect with others is over a plate of good food. If you are sad, I will bring you a cake. If you are happy, it’s cake time! You get it.
If you are anything like me you wait all year for summer to arrive. It seems like the older I get, the longer winter lasts. Picture me standing in the window willing it to come. Well, now it’s here, and as a big girl, I don’t have to tell you that it comes with a whole host of issues. Aside from finding nice things that will keep you cool to wear, chafing, bathing suit shopping, there is one issue that gets ignored – what we eat while trying to simultaneously look cute, be cool, and have a good time.
If you follow these few steps, I promise you will have an awesome time at any gathering no matter the occasion or season.
- Eat whatever the fuck you want.
- Wear whatever makes you happy.
- Get in all the pictures! You don’t want to look back on pictures remembering being there but no shots of yourself.
- If anyone has anything to say, look them dead in the eye and tell them, “Keep your eyes on your own plate and mind your fucking business.”
If you are busy loving yourself you won’t have time to care what people think or say. People will always talk so you may as well do what you want to anyway.
I know it’s hard to not care what others think about you. Try it for a week and see how freeing it can be. Eat the cake! (Or try my jalapeño poppers!)