The Hound is disillusioned that Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is not voluptuous. On Monday, The News-Sun reported some bystander along the Gurnee Days Parade route said she was voluptuous. On Wednesday, they corrected that and said she was merely vivacious. The Hound would rather be voluptuous than vivacious and would be except for that trip to the Beach Park Animal Hospital.
Perhaps the parade-route heckler said the mayor was vivaciously voluptuous, although the newspaper did correct that. The Hound figures voluptuous means hot. In a good way, not the Paris Hilton way. Vivacious means perky. In a good way, not the Paris Hilton way.
Regardless, both "v words" could be considered sexist for which male mayor would one consider voluptuous or vivacious. Most need to have their pulses checked to see if they're still with us on most Village Board nights.
But on the other hand, there's this new official guidebook for the next women's revolution, "Red Hot Revolution", that's just out by author Arielle (no last name!) "The '70s revealed a generation determined to change the face of women and we did!" Arielle says. "It's time for us to do it again...Let's kick up our red stilettos!" Now that sounds voluptuous and vivacious.
Arielle says a member of the new revolution is one "who is living or, aspires to live, her passion, thus creating an entire body of women who are living and giving with passion." There's also the economic side: Most women over 50 have more money and power than ever before and are expected to live longer than previous generations.
Her Web site is www.redhotrevolution.com. Arielle may be on to something both voluptuous and vivacious.