OMG! It's a page about Amanda!
I'm a little bit crazy. Just a little. ;-)
About This Blog
This blog is a compilation of an old blog I used to have as part of a message board from back when I was a junior in high school and a new blog I started when I was in college. Between the two, I have entries going all the way back to age 16! So it's interesting to read the blog from oldest to newest entries and see what sorts of things were going on in my life, who I was friends with, who I was in a relationship with (even though like literally 90% of my boyfriends were in and out of my life before this blog ever got started, lol), etc. Just take the image you get of me from it with a grain of salt. I went through a couple periods of serious depression in my life, but I'm a SUPER happy person normally. :)
I'm a Christian. I love God and hate religion. I listen to a lot of Christian music, and it's not awful at all. :-P I went to Christian school from K5 to 6th grade and was homeschooled on the same curriculum in 7th grade, so I was "saved" when I was 7. But I'm not sure if that really counted and I backslid hard around 8th grade when I started public school. I got really saved when I was 15 (almost 16) in 2004. I was baptised in July of 2004.
I'm a wifey :D
I married my best friend Matt on November 19, 2011. The wedding was epic fun. I have an entire blog about the planning process and the wedding itself here. Married life is amazing and I truly enjoy spending all my time with the person who loves me MORE the crazier I get. :-P
My Friends Rock
I have the greatest friends ever. We call ourselves the Anarchy Association. We all bonded together in college, and most of us have married each other, haha. We are all like family and have stuck together through tons of crap. From Nathan and Elana's fight to become a couple, to Tracie's journey to becoming a famous director, to John's struggle with depression, to the break-up of my first engagement, to Callie's wrist surgeries setting back her graduation, to Laura's cancer diagnosis and treatment, and beyond. We have been there for each other when things were wildly fun and when things massively sucked.
I was born and raised in Mobile, AL. I love my hometown. It's the birthplace of Mardi Gras! It's also on the Gulf Coast. Once you get over the hurricanes and the oil spills, there's really no place like it, haha. I like going to the beach occassionally, since, you know, it's basically down the street. BUT I can't swim. Weird, right? Grow up on the beach, never learn to swim, haha. I also can't skate or properly blow my nose. People have tried to teach me how to do all of those things, haha. Maybe I just don't have very good control over my body. :-P
My Hair...yes, my hair get's its own section :-P
I have REALLY long hair. I have had it my whole life. No, it's not some religious thing. I just like it that way. I am naturally blonde and have fine, board-straight hair. It's my favorite feature on myself, really. When I was a freshman in high school I decided that I didn't like the lowlights in my hair, so I started using sun-in to lighten that up. But spray sun-in does not coat even, haha. To cover the messed up spots, I sun-in'ed my whole head, effectively bleaching my hair. It was SO BLONDE! I don't have any pictures lying around from back then, though. But I can show you a progression of some of the dyes I've tried since then. ;-)