Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

Anne Shirley Said It Best

One of our favorite books growing up — oh, heck, it’s still on our bookshelf — is L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Of Green Gables. Anne Shirley, the spunky and idealistic orphan with red braids, is an eternal kindred spirit for every Frisky gal. “Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it” is one of our favorite quotes, aptly summing up Anne’s refreshing outlook on life, despite her early circumstances. This print, featuring Ann-with-an-E’s wise words, will be a helpful reminder to look on the bright side the next time you’re having a rotten day.

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Movie Trailer Mash-Up: “Friends With No Strings Attached Benefits”


For months and months now, various blogs, including The Frisky, have pointed out the incredible similarities between the movies “No Strings Attached” (currently out on DVD) and “Friends With Benefits” (coming out July 11). Two attractive, urban twentysomething friends start having casual sex and deal with the hilarious consequences. These two films even fought over the title “Friends with Benefits,” with the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis vehicle winning out over Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher‘s. Well, The Blind Film Critic has proved just how much these two films have in common with this mash-up trailer. I’m a sucker for a cheesy rom-com — especially if it’s based on a classic book I am too brain-dead to read (jusssssst kiddddding!) — so even though I saw “No Strings Attached,” I’ll see “Friends With Benefits,” too, especially since Justin and Mila seem to have better chemistry. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Charlize Theron Isn’t Interested In Marriage, Is In Favor Of Marriage Equality

“I don’t … I treat my relationships like marriages, I really do … I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships. That’s the kind of union that I want. The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.”

Charlize Theron, appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” on why she’ll never marry. Theron was previously involved in a long relationship with actor Stuart Townsend, but the two were never engaged, and she told Morgan that marriage was “never something that was important [to me].” But even though Theron doesn’t want to walk down the aisle herself, she’s still a vocal advocate for marriage equality. Find out what she has to say about that, after the jump! Keep reading »

Is This Your $100 Million ATM Receipt?

One of my weird quirks (that I forgot to mention last week) is that I very, very, very rarely get a receipt when I take cash out of the ATM. (I do when I make deposits so that I have a record.) I don’t want to know my balance, even if I know I have money and I don’t need to worry about being overdrawn. I just don’t like to see how much money I have in the bank. However, I would get a receipt and frame it if my balance was $99,864,731.94, like this Capitol One ATM receipt indicates. The website Dealbreaker said the receipt– which was found sticking out of an ATM on Long Island — reportedly belongs to billionaire hedge-fund manager David Tepper, though he implied in a response that it wasn’t his, saying that he hasn’t touched an ATM “since Lehman” and “would never do something as irresponsible as leaving $100 million in a savings account.” Whatever, Tepper, don’t call my soon-to-be new boyfriend — if I can find him — “irresponsible.” [NY Post] Keep reading »

True, Gross Story: My Bikini Waxer Was A Double-Dipper

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of body hair. It’s also no secret that times are hard. So lately, I’ve been on quest to find a more affordable bikini waxer because it costs about $72 for a Brazilian wax and 20 percent tip at the spa I’ve been patronizing for the last three years. I considered going back to the Aveda Institute, the place where I had my first wax, but the students there don’t do Brazilians, and a well-groomed Afro down there doesn’t appeal to me. Then, LivingSocial had a $20-Brazilian wax deal and I was delighted to purchase it. Too bad it didn’t occur to me that Brazilians are best performed at establishments, by whom you know because the waxer was a double-dipper!

If you’re a fan of “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover,” a fan of waxing, or have basic logic in regards to hygiene, then you know that waxers should use a new wooden tong each time they scoop out hot wax. The waxer I went to on Tuesday did not. Keep reading »

40 Books You Shouldn’t Bother Reading

40 Books You Shouldn't Bother Reading
This week, we’ve been recommending a lot of books. There are the books that have changed our lives; the books Frisky readers love; books that match your TV-watching tastes; even a “What Should I Read?” flowchart for the lazy and a handy guide to seducing your favorite literary characters. But there are plenty of books we wouldn’t recommend — because they’re boring, overrated, stupid, badly written, or better on film. The Frisky staff, either as a whole or as individuals — myself, Ami, Kate, Julie, Jessica, and, for the dude vote, DeVore — would not advise you to read the following 40 books. Please feel free to add to the “Do Not Read” list — or disagree vehemently with our choices — in the comments.
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