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What Is Your Dating Fetish?

The other day I was having dinner with a guy friend when he spotted something over my shoulder that had him salivating. Seriously, his eyes were going all googley and crap.

“What are you looking at?” I finally asked him.

“Don’t turn around now, but when you can, check out the woman at the table behind you and to the left.”

I nonchalantly gave the ol’ side eye. Keep reading »

Disqus Commenter Blocking

In the last, uh, 10 minutes I’ve gotten a whole bunch of emails from commenters who’ve been blocked from commenting by Disqus. This is definitely some sort of technical error that I am trying to get someone to fix now. If you’ve been blocked, it’s not because you’ve done anything wrong — there’s just some sort of technical error going on. Sit tight — I will update this post once everything is back to normal. Thanks for your patience.

Update: According to Disqus tech support, the problem is impacting a couple sites and they are working on fixing the issue now.

Update 2: This issue should be resolved. {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”Email me”} if you are still blocked from commenting! Keep reading »

Why Is Everyone So Concerned About My Anus?

It has recently come to my attention that perhaps I am not as concerned about the cleanliness of my anus as I should be. See, in the last few weeks, I feel like the universe has been trying to tell me that keeping my chocolate starfish pristine should be higher on my list of priorities. It’s giving me a complex. Keep reading »

A Chic Cover-Up For All Occasions

As luck would have it — it being Wedding Week and all — I am attending the wedding of a good friend from college this weekend, in the Napa Valley. I know, boo hoo for me, what a pain. What is a pain is that I do not have a cover-up of any sort to go along with the strapless cocktail dress I’m wearing. This is a common conundrum for the average female attending a wedding during the late-Spring. During the actual outdoor ceremony, the weather will be warm enough to go bare-shouldered — but at night, during the reception, the temp is going to take a dip. What’s a gal to wear with a fancy dress when her closet is full of heavy dark blazers and casual cardigans? Not wanting to drop a lot of bones, this softly structured open jacket is the perfect amount of dressy and gentle on the pocketbook. Best of all, it can be rocked with jeans and a T when wedding season is over. Sweet!

[$27.80 Forever 21]

So, “Girls Run The World,” Beyonce? Not So Much!


Beyonce’s new video for her song “Girls (Run the World)” features some sweet dance moves — not to mention likely suspicious Illuminati imagery! — but is its message a tad, um, premature? I’m obsessed with this video from vlogger Nineteen Percent which breaks down the many ways in which Beyonce’s lady power victory anthem just ain’t true. It’s funny, it’s distressing, and it’s a brilliant way to use pop music as a “great tie-in to a discussion of feminism.” Kick ass! [YouTube] Keep reading »

8 Bachelorette And Bridesmaid Traditions We’d Be Glad To See Go

Spring is in the air, peonies are in season, and bank accounts are slowly being drained … it can mean only one thing — wedding season has arrived! I’m attending a wedding this weekend in Napa and am quite excited for all the festivities — seeing old friends, drinking wine, eating yummy food, hearing the exchanging of vows, crying tears of joy, cutting a rug at 3 a.m. with a bottle of bubbly in my hand, etc. But as the movie “Bridesmaids” so hilariously illustrated, wedding culture — specifically bridesmaid culture — often goes too far. Many pre-wedding celebrations have become more of a bizarre, self-indulgent spectacle and less about rejoicing in true love. And the expectations made of bridesmaids? Well, I have heard some horror stories that make me want to punch a giant cookie. After the jump, eight bachelorette and bridesmaid traditions we’d be glad to see go. Feel free to add your own (or disagree!) in the comments!
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