Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flabs of Steel

As an avowed chubby chaser, I appreciate curves, especially on a woman. Extra weight usually serves only to enhance the uniquely feminine form, which I find aesthetically pleasing. However, it's important not to place fatness on too high a pedestal. If you're too big, you might endanger your own health, and there's nothing sexy about that. And if you think you might need to lose a few pounds, that's not always a bad idea. Most importantly, though, no matter how much lovable junk you have in your trunk, don't expect it to stop a bullet. But that's just the lesson a 35-year-old Florida woman took away after being accidentally shot in an Atlantic City bar by an unknown gunman. Luckily, she survived. Unfortunately, she now believes her love handles are what saved her life. "I want to be as big as I can if it's going to stop a bullet," she told reporters. Here's the thing: It may be true that her surplus flesh slowed this stray bullet down and kept her from receiving a mortal wound. But the sad fact is that the bigger you are, the harder you are to miss. More details here.