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Debate This: Meeting Guys At Bookstores

In a recent Slate article, bookstore employee, Emma Straub, talks about bookstores being a perfect setting to find true love:

“There are many reasons why bookstores are naturally romantic environments: the smell of paper, the soft lighting, the baseline understanding that those inside like to read, and are therefore probably not morons. Browsing customers often circle each other like timid sharks, the piles of books in their hands their only weapons.”

As a book-loving single woman, you’d think bookstores would be my ideal place to meet guys. Not even close. When I shared my own reasoning (which you can read, after the jump), with the Frisky staff, a lively debate ensued. Check out our editors’ respective camps after the jump. Tell us what you think in the comments. Are you pro or con bookstore romance? Keep reading »

Is Brad Pitt Boinking A Young Angelina Look-A-Like?

According to Star magazine, Brad Pitt has been caught in a “nude scandal” with his 23-year-old “Cogan’s Trade” co-star, Bella Heathcote. Allegedly, he was caught undressing the “Angelina-look-a-like” in his trailer by none other than Angelina herself. GASP! Initially, I thought she may be the seventh child Brangelina was adopting (hence the tattoo), but Us Weekly reports that Brad and Bella haven’t even met yet. They are both in the film, but haven’t shot any scenes together. The Aussie actress mentioned that she saw Brad half-naked in “Troy” and thought he was hot and hopes to play his love interest someday. If that’s a “nude scandal,” then I have been involved in many with Johnny Depp. Good work, Star. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

What We Hate In Common

A new study found that mutual dislikes — rather than likes — help humans bond initially. “There’s something really powerful about the discovery of shared negative attitudes,” said Jennifer Bosson, the lead researcher on this study. She found that we tend to connect when we have a third entity to demean because it makes us feel as if we instinctively understand each other better.

I know this sounds awful, but I think nearly all of my long-lasting friendships (and some relationships) began this way. My childhood best friend and I met when I was accidentally seated next to the kid who picked his warts and ate them in first grade. I cried so hard that the teacher changed the seating chart. My new neighbor and I talked about how weird Wart Boy was and we’ve been friends ever since. I met my college best friend on the steps of my freshman dorm. An awful frat guy tried to make a pass at me and I made fun of him. She laughed. We became instant besties. I know we are taught to be nice and perky to make friends. But screw that. I will continue to form bonds over things I dislike. It’s more fun that way. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

This Girl Can’t Shut Her Mouth


“Bizarre ER” is my new favorite television show that doesn’t air here. The same people that brought you the guy with the tiny hat superglued to his head, share the tale of the girl who can’t shut her mouth. Poor Holly Thompson, she’s not in shock, she just yawned too hard during Government class and it stayed that way. Sometimes I feel like this girl. At least my mouth physically closes, it just has a lot to say and sometimes I can’t make it stop at the most inappropriate moments. I believe that’s called “foot in mouth” syndrome. I bet Holly could fit a foot in her gaping maw, or 26 wooden sticks, or … something else. Anything to exhaust her jaw muscles back to health. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

So This Is What Becomes Of Eliminated “Top Model” Contestants

No wonder all the model hopefuls cry when they get eliminated from “America’s Next Top Model” — a troublesome fate awaits them. Allison Harvard, Cycle 12′s runner-up, looks like she’s been busy since her season aired. She started a cult in her living room and now she’s looking for disciples. Anyone interested? [Gary F#@king Oak] Keep reading »

Gwen Stefani’s Middle Name Is “Vain”

“I’m very vain. That would be my middle name. Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual.”

Gwen Stafani in the May issue of Elle. I don’t know exactly what she means. Is she saying she loves the visual of herself? Or that she is obsessed with the way things look? I don’t think that necessarily makes you vain. It’s lovely that Gwen is willing to cop to her vanity, but I’ve always thought she comes off as down to Earth — even though she always looks impeccable. I strive to master that skill. I guess I’m vain too. [Elle] Keep reading »

16 Female Behaviors Even We Don’t Understand

Yes, women are complicated creatures. We are aware that men are baffled by us most of the time and we apologize for that. We can’t help it sometimes. Half of the time we don’t even understand why we do the things we do. I mean, I had to flip a coin last night to decide if I was going to go to the gym or stay home and watch “The Biggest Loser.” Why? I have no idea. While I try to make a concerted effort to get to the bottom of the mystery of me (ahem, therapy), that doesn’t mean I have a clue about some of the other members of my gender. After the jump, some female behavior that completely baffles me. Add yours in the comments. Keep reading »

10 Celebrity Game Show Contestants (Before They Were Famous)

10 Things I’m Super Obsessed With Right Now

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Want to know what The Frisky’s editors and bloggers are currently hot for in the areas of music, fashion, sports, hobbies, food, and everything else under the sun? Looking for some recommendations books to read, movies to rent, podcasts to listen to, or recipes to whip up? Find it all in this new semi-regular feature where we share our current obsessions and invite you to share yours in the comments. Last week, you heard about Amelia’s and now … Ami’s.

For Sale: Kate Winslet’s Nudie Sketch From “Titanic”

We’ll never forget the scene in “Titanic” where Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) sketches Rose Calvert (Kate Winslet) nude on a couch wearing the Heart of the Ocean. So sexy. Now one lucky bidder will be able to own the sketch, actually drawn by director James Cameron. The charming piece of memorabilia is expected to go for somewhere between $10,000 and $15,000 at auction. Do I hear $10,000 for naked Kate? [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

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