This week, I had the pleasure of interacting with actual tabloid reporters at an MTV red carpet event. And they were kind of just like me, but more shrewd in the questions they asked. And more persistent in their asking. I watched one guy silently mouthing his questions while another one made sure she was in a better spot than a lesser news source. I was just happy to be there. And trying not to admit that I have read every tabloid, every week, for over a year. But I get it now: tabloids are like fanfic of famous people! And I’m like the mean forum manager who only posts the fanfic that I like. Enjoy your weekly dose of make-believe, my darlings! Keep reading »
Two and a half years ago — wait, even longer than that! — I was hired to conceptualize and edit The Frisky and the first person I hired to join me in my blogging hen house was Catherine Strawn. I had met Catherine only a month or so before, while temping in the research department of a men’s magazine. I instantly recognized that Catherine was incredibly smart and possessed a talent that should have been focused on writing and editing her own material, not fact-checking the work of others. When it came time to fill an editor position on The Frisky, she was the first person I thought of. In her time at The Frisky she has proven my initial instinct about her tenfold, which is why I am so very sad to report that today is her last day at The Frisky. Catherine is moving on to Country Living magazine, where she’ll be a Senior Associate Editor. I urge you all to check out the first issue she works on, because it will no doubt possess all of the wonderful qualities she’s brought to The Frisky — style, substance, and wit among them.
After the jump, Catherine’s fellow Frisky staffers chime in with what they love and will miss most about her, even though we’re super excited for her and the new challenge she’s embarking upon.
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So, I’m in between one-night stands right now, experiencing what is commonly known as “a dry spell.” (I’m being self-deprecating here, LOL!) Honestly, aside from the inexplicable arousal I feel when watching “The Bachelorette” or seeing Russell Brand on the cover of Rolling Stone, it’s not so bad! Now that I am not having sex — and not really even thinking about having sex — I have so much free time! There’s a lot of perks about the ol’ kitty cat going into an abbreviated hibernation — let’s face it, as a Scorpio, I am not going to let too much dust gather in the cellar, if you know what I mean. So, while I’m temporarily celibate and no one is gettin’ near my ladyflower, I’m taking time to smell the roses. Here are the 5 best things about being in a dry spell. Keep reading »