Ode to a Friend

Ode to a friend on her birthday!


Dear Shanda,

The universe had wild plans when it paired a shy quiet photo student with a bubbly outgoing graphic design/drawing whiz. I tried to resist your charms, I was a loner back then, but who...I REPEAT who could resist your charms? I sure couldn't. We became fast friends and stayed in touch ever since 1999. That makes this not only your birthday, I won't say your age because every woman should decide for herself how she feels about that matter but its our FRIENDSHIP anniversary too. 15 long years. Thats longer than I have been doing MOST things in my life. Thank you for being a constant source of inspiration (you have the dreamers disease like me),  the most non judgmental and loving person I know. Plus you are a pro at talking to strangers (something I am learning from you), a pop culture aficionado (1-800-CALL-SHAN is in the works),  and one heck of a partner in TGM. I hope your birthday makes your head and heart explode with love. Thank you for going on this journey with me. Here's to what the future holds.


Here are a few Random things about yourself that may not have known...

                                                                 This is when your name peaked in Popularity

                                                                 This is when your name peaked in Popularity

The meaning of the name Shanda is : God Is Gracious

What Does Name "Shanda" Mean

You are spiritually intense and can sting or charm. Your name brings love and new starts into life and attracts money. In business, you are the creator and promoter of original ideas and usually enjoy considerable financial success. You are bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research. You know what you want and why you want it.You are always looking for an opportunity to achieve financial and emotional security. You are basically peacemaker. You understand the law of harmony and desire to balance your life with those around you. You may feel incomplete without someone to share your love, ideals, wealth or work. You can be very sensitive and could appear a bit shy and perceptive. You have developed intuition, patience and the ability to nurture others. You can achieve the state of happiness if you is willing to accept your needs in a complimentary relationship and go to create them.

The world is your oyster, Virgo. Until September 22, the Sun is in Virgo, your first house of self, identity and personal passion. After a period of introspection, you’re making your grand debut, in a completely revamped fashion. For once, you don’t mind taking center stage, expressing your desires and unique quirks. Enjoy this month of “me” time, a period when you can really make a fresh start. This system reboot enables you to put yourself—and your own goals—first. If you’re the type of Virgo who lives to be of service to others, this period of self-focus is extra important. After all, knowing who you are (an awesome creature) and what you want (the whole damn world) will only help you as you help others. Since the first house rules appearance, you might even be in the mood for a makeover. If your aesthetic veers toward the simple, mix it up, adding some bold prints or colors into the mix. (And yes, rose-essence red lipstick with your pristine white suit counts.) Ditch the comfy pants in favor of a tailored skirt or dress that makes a polished first impression and puts a spring in your step. Every aspect of your life now is infused with a bit of “selfishness”—the good kind! - See more at: http://astrostyle.com/monthly-horoscopes/virgo-monthly-horoscope/#sthash.W6DZWX4N.dpuf

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