Profile for Amelia McDonell-Parry

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.

How To Get Closure In Your Relationship

How did I miss this masterpiece at the library by author Big Boom? What a funky nom de plume by the way! I look forward to learning more about how to keep my legs closed. [This Isn't Happiness] Keep reading »

Get Your “Game Of Thrones” Fix

It’s Crack A Book Week here at The Frisky, so what better time to start a page-turning series that will keep you occupied for the next few months? A hole was left in our pop culture-loving hearts when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” came to an end a few weeks ago, but the book series that inspired the show — written by George R. R. Martin and endorsed by our own John DeVore — lies in wait, ready to be soaked up along with the hot summer sun. The first four book are available as a boxed set for under $20, a deal we can’t resist. Winter may be a-comin’, but it’s still a long way off — we need Game of Thrones now.

[$19.77 Amazon]

Anna Paquin Is Totally Comfortable With Her Bisexuality

“My sexuality is something I’m completely comfortable with and open about. There’s a lot of prejudice toward us but the more people talk about it, the less of a big deal it will be. And that will be better for everyone.”

Anna Paquin discusses her bisexuality with V magazine. I would love to hear her talk a little more in depth about the prejudice bisexuals face from straight-identified people as well as members of the gay community because I think it often gets overlooked when discussing LGBTQ issues. [E! Online] Keep reading »

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