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Hi, I’m Amelie. Here are the most important facts about me: 1. I’m part old lady (arthritis, carpal tunnel, and an inexplicable love of finger sandwiches) and part 7-year-old (love of video games, extreme hyperactivity and a love of jumpers). 2. I don’t like seafood, even though I grew up in New Orleans and went to college in Maine. 3. Two of my favorite things are Frasier and mischief. See above photo, where I have probably just spilled on Frasier’s replica of CoCo Chanel’s couch…and I’m probably not that sorry. Did I mention I also have an overactive imagination? 4. Contact me at amelie@thenewgay.net.

Recent Posts by Amelie:

Commentary, In The Ladies' Room »

[31 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
The Dinah: A Do or A Don’t

It’s here: The Dinah.

The Dinah is, for the those unitiated, can best be defined as “Lesbian Spring Break.” It’s tons and tons of drunken lesbians in bathing suits at various pool parties and various dance parties that all feature various special celebrity guests. Some of this year’s big names? Samantha Ronson, Ke$ha, Kelly Rowland, plus tons of lesbian comedians, actors and lots of allies. It’s been featured on The L Word. And the lesbian blogosphere has been buzzing about it for weeks now. And as the Dinah actually begins this week, everyone seems to be super excited. Except for me. Because I’m pretty sure I would find the Dinah to be the most terrifying thing ever.

In The Ladies' Room, Personal Narratives »

[24 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
New Office, New Situation

The whole issue of being out at work is something that everyone has experienced, and that everyone has an opinion on. Most people, it seems, tend to feel like coming out is the most important thing a person can do, so unless it’s in a situation where they would be put into immediate danger, they tend to do it. I am not one of those people.

Books, Culture, In The Ladies' Room »

[17 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]
BRB

Okay, so I started a new job this week. And let me tell you, it’s exhausting. So, to honor the fact that I’m both tired, super excited and generally distracted, here’s a trip down memory lane to tide you over before an all-new In The Ladies’ Room next week.

Columns, Commentary, In The Ladies' Room »

[10 Mar 2010 | 23 Comments | ]
No Thanks, I Do Not Want Your Organic Cous Cous

If there is one stereotype of lesbians I’ve always hated, it’s the vegetarian one. I am very, very proudly not a vegetarian. I was a vegetarian all through high school (though primarily used as a dieting technique, not really a stance on animal rights) but quickly went back to my meat eating ways after my first rugby match in college. Also when I realized that if I wanted to eat in my college’s dining hall and didn’t want to eat tofu, it was going to be time to start eating meat again. After depriving myself for four years, I realized that meat was glorious. I made a few attempts to stop eating meat after that, but I would just quite literally forget that I was a vegetarian.

Ideas, In Case You Missed It »

[5 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Week In Review

This week, same-sex couples got to start filing for marriage licenses. Even more awesomely, Hello Cupcake decided they would give free cupcakes to the first 200 hundred couples in line to pursue wedded bliss. Guess who wasn’t in that line? Me. Apparently my girlfriend thinks it is dumb to get married for free cupcakes. Clearly, I disagree and am also still a bit bitter. But the good news is that everyone should be in a joyous, celebrating mood this week. But everyone needs some downtime, so why not check out what you missed on TNG this week?

Culture, In The Ladies' Room, Music »

[3 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
I Saw Ani DiFranco And Liked It

When I was a freshman in college, one of my friends on my hall made me an Ani DiFranco mix CD. I guess this was because I was the lesbian who had never listened to Ani; but for whatever reason, she decided it was imperative that I listen to her, and listen to her right then. I tried my best to get into the CD, but could never get past (or through, really) the fifth track. The only songs I could enjoy were “Little Plastic Castle” and the silliness of it, and “Gravel,” which is, let’s face it, is kind of a pretty great I-love-you-even-though-I-shouldn’t-song. Needless to say, I was never an Ani fan. When it comes to things I’m generally not a fan of, it’s folk music that involves feelings.

Ideas, In Case You Missed It »

[26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The Week In Review

So luckily DC has managed to avoid the snowstorm that is currently pummeling the Northeast, which is great, because the most of the snow has finally melted, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s really excited to not be climbing over snow banks as I’m trying to go out this weekend. But I also kno we’ll all have our lazy moments, and why not use those to catch up on what you missed on TNG?

Local, Washington DC »

[24 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Leslie and the Ly’s

Sometimes, you agree to do things on a Sunday, and by the time Sunday night rolls around, you’re really tired and want nothing more than to watch some ice dancing and have some snacks. Well, that’s pretty much in the predicament I was in Sunday night, when Leslie and the Ly’s were playing at DC9. But I pulled myself together even in my exhausted state, and went to watch the show.

In The Ladies' Room, Sexuality »

[24 Feb 2010 | 32 Comments | ]
Gay Face

I know. Gay Face? What is Gay Face?
Gay Face is a very real thing. It is when someone just has a gay looking face.

Ideas, In Case You Missed It »

[19 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The Week In Review

Okay, so normally I’m all about 4-day work weeks, because the week goes by super fast. Except that’s not really the case when you had the week before off due to snow. Now being at work at all just seems to drag and drag and drag. So it’s finally Friday and after missing some VERY important Olympic coverage to have a social life, I’m excited to change all of that this weekend. And since I’m guessing most people are going to pick a social life over the Olympics this weekend, here’s what you can read while you’re hungover and trying to muster up the strength to go get brunch.