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Magazine Inspired Projects

One of my favorite ways to relax is to ready girly / homey magazines. Until my reading selection was forced upon me in high school I LOVED reading growing up. It's a hobby that I have lot and am trying to get back into. Although I am in my sorority's local alumna book club I try to do other recreational reading. The best thing about magazines is that they are low commitment when it comes to reading - plus there are lots of pretty pictures.
Currently My Favorite are : Southern Living (sorry Elle Woods, THIS is the bible) Better Homes and Gardens All You Ladies Home Journal Good Housekeeping Women's Day Redbook ( next to Southern Living, my favorite) Everyday with Rachel Ray Family Circle Eating Well
Occasionally I also will get a Glamour, Cosmo or a fun magazine called Southern Lady. But even though I am more in line with the Glamour / Cosmo demographic I just don't find them very interesting with their emphasis on sex, clothing and drinking. Sure, I like a good fash…

Don't be a drag, be a Queen

Even it takes me awhile a promise is a promise and I did promise to do a post on how AWESOME drag shows are; in light of my 4th drag show attendance (plus the April Fools Day drag baby shower) this year I figure now is as a good of a time as any.
Now, to my knowledge there are 3 places in Memphis where on a regular basis one can catch a drag show: Crossroads, Dru's Place and Club Spectrum. Jack Magoo's on Broad is also hosting the RuPaul Queens when they come to town, there is a whole series of appearances through October this year, so you have plenty of time to check it out. I have yet to go to Club Spectrum or Jack Magoo's, I'm sure Jack Magoo's will make it onto my agenda eventually.  So obviously, the performers are men dressed as women, but I promise you there are some thing will make you do a double take to check your facts on that. The songs are sassy, these girls know how to bust a move, and the costumes crazy, what's not for a girl to love? I went to…

10 years ago

Last weekend was my 10 year high school reunion, which I did not attend. I seriously considered it but just wasn't feeling it, maybe I'll catch everyone for the 15 year.
I did however make me think that I am approaching 10 years of being a legal adult. Emphasis on the word legal because there are still times where I don't feel much like an adult at all, but at least it means my parents are liable for my irresponsible behavior. Well, legally anyway. I know I've made some mistakes along the way but I also think I did a few things right. But if I could give 18 year old me a little advice, it would sound something like this:
Dear Amanda,
You survived high school and are finally going off to college, have fun and go to class! Every time you feel the urge to run to Target try going to the gym instead, your waist line and your credit card will thank you. Speaking of, in the near future they are going to stop giving 18 year olds credit cards, use yours wisely because I know …