So.  Here we are, lovies.  Here we are, in that awkward part of the year that’s been dubbed as “the most wonderful time of the year.”  “The hap-happiest season of all…”  We’re all running around like lunatics, trying to find perfect gifts for each other, running up the credit card debt, keeping the gifts hidden from curious kids, arranging and rearranging Elves on Shelves (and uploading pictures of the shenanigans), exhausted, up late trying to get all the wrapping done, cranking out dozens upon dozens of Christmas cookies, oh–and don’t forget to get your antidepressant script filed, because come January 1st–you’re going to need it.

Lovies, I have to tell you something.

This is not the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s not bad, but….it’s not *THE* most wonderful time.

The most wonderful time of the year is coming–with the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race SEASON 6.  OH.  GAWD.  YAAAASSSSSSSS.  OH.  OHMAHGAWWWD.  GAGGING.  YAS.

If you are not a drag queen;

a drag queen supporter;

a drag queen lover;

or–like me–a fiercely HAWT, incredibly funny and fabulous, opulence-loving, big hearted, flamin’ gay bottom born inside a short, chubby Greek woman’s body…

…then I guarantee you’re reading my  “OH.  GAWD.  YAAAASSSSSSSS.  OH.  OHMAHGAWWWD.  GAGGING.  YAS.” without the dramatic enthusiasm it DESERVES.

Read it like this:


Now then, lovies–let’s do a quick RU-cap of the past 6ish months.  We were still basking in the glow of Jinkx Monsoon’s crowning (….wait, what?  That sounds weird.) when World Of Wonder began filming season 6 last summer.  Do a Google search for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 Predictions” and you’ll find dozens of websites and YouTube videos with, well…cast predictions.  Like this one HERE.


When it comes to RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s fun to speculate.  And while I do consider myself somewhat of a Drag Scene Expert, there are a few things that hold me back from being able to become a full blown Drag Socialite.


Location, of course…  Conservative Lancaster County Pennsylvania isn’t exactly a Drag Metropolis.


I have a five year old son…  So while I would be the first Mom in line to encourage other Moms to “GET DRESSED!  LOOK SICKENING!  GO OUT!  GET HAMMERED and LIIIIIIVE IT UP” …it really doesn’t look too good when you’re dropping your kid off at preschool, hungover with raccoon eyes and a faux eyelash strip stuck to the bottom left side of your chin.


And also…if you are not a regular Glitter & Bruises reader, you are probably not familiar with my terrible 2013 and how my husband and I are dealing with unexpected unemployment, among other sad and disastrous events.  We very, VERY much want to be out and about, supporting our favorite drag artists (we’re only an hour away from Philly, and not far from DC and NYC!)…we just desperately need to find him a job and get pointed towards success so that we can get our lives back on track.


Sophia and Ron at Voyeur Nightclub, Philly (earlier this year)

Sophia and Ron at Voyeur Nightclub, Philly (earlier this year)

Yes, yes—so where was I?  Ahhh, yes.  Compared to my straight friends, I am *the* Drag Expert.  But what’s a girl to do when she can’t be fully involved in the drag community?  She hits up YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and starts checking out potential up and coming queens, based on all the Prediction websites.

We wait, and wait, and speculate.  We sent the kids off to school, we dressed up for Halloween, we ate our big Thanksgiving meal, and we were just getting into the swing of the Christmas season when….RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 Queens were RU-VEALED…!!  It was like…an early ChRUsmas gift from the Queen of Queens.

Let’s meet our Season 6 QUEENS!  Hover over, or click on each picture for their name and where they’re from, and of course–to get a better look at how gorgeous they are!!

The premiere episode is still over a month and a half away, but Ru treated us to the Drag Race trailer, and–well, I know I’m not the only one who has watched it repeatedly.

Check it out–and if you’ve never watched Drag Race before, tell me—does this not get your motor runnin’?!?!?  Don’t be silly and miss another season of Drag Race just because you don’t get the “man in a dress” thing.  Give it a try–I guarantee you’ll laugh and cry and love yourself more.  And you’ll watch past seasons on Netflix.  And you’ll kick yourself for not watching it sooner.

Ah-ahmazing.  Ah-ah, ahmazing.

Dare I ask……who are YOU rooting for to be America’s Next Drag Superstar?  And what are you doing to keep yourself occupied until the premiere?

And hey–if you’re a DRAG QUEEN or a DRAG QUEEN FAN or a DRAG RACE RAN or an aspiring DRAG QUEEN, find me on TWITTER!  @glitter_bruises    I am following several of the new Season 6 Queens on Twitter….and I have been following some of them on Instagram for quite awhile now–Courtney Act, Laganja Estranja, Adore Delano–I’m talkin’ to YOU!  Hehehe  Find me on Instagram, I’m Curvygreek!

Several of the queens have new Facebook/Instagram/Twitter accounts and I’m trying to make sure I’m connected to all of you (hey–keeping up with social media is a freakin’ full time job–I know you know it!)

But it’s soooo rewarding to be connected, right?  Like that one time Laganja Estranja responded to me on Instagram, earlier this year before RPDR started filming….  I was fangirling then, and I’m fangirling now!

I invited Laganja Estranja to get imaginary-420'd with me.  I invited Laganja Estranja, who--at the time, was NOT, but is NOW...potentially America's Next Drag come over and smoke my lawn with me.  Someone who may win RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 would've come over to light up my backyard ecosystem if she wasn't working.  Now there's a queen who loves her fans...LOL

I invited Laganja Estranja to get imaginary-420’d with me. I invited Laganja Estranja, who–at the time, was NOT, but is NOW…potentially America’s Next Drag Superstar…to come over and smoke my lawn with me. Someone who may win RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 would’ve come over to light up my backyard ecosystem if she wasn’t working. Now there’s a queen who loves her fans…LOL

So, for reals–when you untuck and relax,  find me on Twitter (@glitter_bruises) and Instagram (curvygreek) and on Facebook HERE, and let’s talk DRAG, baby.  Or whatevers.  It’s cool.  I have ADHD–I never run out of things to talk about.

P.S.  Sorry my kid looks so ratchet in that pic.