Monthly Archives: December 2014

30Dec

A Showgirl's Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

Maren Wade's Confessions of a Showgirl: "A Showgirl's Top Ten New Year's Resolutions"

Maren Wade’s Confessions of a Showgirl: “A Showgirl’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions”

Oh the joy of the New Year! I’m always exhilarated when the clock strikes midnight and I have a clean slate. I get to start over and make a list of all the things I’ll do better next time around. I think they call those New Year’s resolutions.

But here’s the thing: I don’t know about you, but every time I make that list (and check it twice), I manage to break my own rules before I even get a chance to follow them. It’s so unfair. My all-time longest record for keeping my resolutions was one week … and that one was to use Pinterest instead of Twitter.

I’m tired of making New Year’s resolutions that I don’t keep. Maybe you are, too. So this year I have developed a surefire solution. Here is my Top 10 list of resolutions I’m sure I will keep:

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24Dec

Mistletoes and Cameltoes

Maren Wade's Confessions of a Showgirl: "Mistletoes and Cameltoes"

Maren Wade’s Confessions of a Showgirl: “Mistletoes and Cameltoes”

I love this time of year. The crispness in the air, the smell of fire burning, Christmas songs playing everywhere, the suspense of who you’ll bump into under the mistletoe. But for a showgirl, one of the most exciting parts of holiday season is holiday pay. Yes, that’s right. While most people are planning their trips home to be with their families for Christmas, we selfless showgirls normally work through the holidays. True, at times, we get sentimental and want to celebrate like everyone else. But then, we remember we’re onstage, in the spotlight and all our troubles melt away.

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