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This week, the enormously talented Brit Kate Nash finally released her album, Made of Bricks in the U.S. Her songs tell funny stories about boyfriends, dressing to impress, and annoying, slutty girls. We especially enjoy the song â€œWe Get On,â€ which details a particularly rough Saturday that includes going to a party, getting drunk, and crying in the bathroom. Below, some of Kateâ€™s wisdomâ€¦
â€We Get Onâ€
â€œAnd my friends were like whatever / You’ll find someone better/His eyes were way too close together / And we never even liked him from the start.â€
â€œYou said I must eat so many lemons, ’cause I am so bitter / I said “I’d rather be with your friends, mate, â€˜cause they are much fitter.â€
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Saying that last night’s episode of Gossip Girl was drama-filled is like declaring that shoes will get wet when it rains. Duh. Along with the Serena/Blair pregnancy scare and Nate and Chuck duking it out, there was the somewhat less climactic storyline in which Dan says, “I love you” to Serena. The first time he says it is when he wants to show support in case she’s carrying a little Dan. But he really means it and wants her to know that it isn’t solely because of this. He spends the rest of the episode trying to tell her again.
The interesting part of this story is not that they exchange those three words, but that they do it after they have sex! Maybe things have changed since we were in high school, but back then, couples “went out” for months and months, said “I love you,” and then did the deed. Of course the order may have changed once college and the real world arrived, but high school sex is supposed to be a little more innocent. Maybe wearing Chanel and being driven around in a Town Car really do make you grow up faster. [The CW] Keep reading »
Figuring out whether or not youâ€™re a swinger doesnâ€™t seem like it would be all that difficult. There’s not really any gray area: Either you are, or you aren’t. So if you find yourself relating to a few of the â€œ100 Signs You May Be a Swingerâ€ but don’t consider yourself a swinger, there can be other explanations…
3. You are running out of reasons to tell your coworkers why you can’t go out with them this weekend. You have lame coworkers.
29. You don’t think twice about wearing a short skirt, high heels, and fishnets when there is three feet of snow on the ground. You are a hooker, a drag queen, or a sorority girl.
79. Making it an early night means getting home before 3 a.m. You are under 30 and live in New York City.
87. You’re at the market, and the only things in your basket are condoms, breath mints, and Red Bull. You are Britney Spears.
It never occurred to me that guys think brunch is totally girly and lame until I read this Token Straight Guy. But I came across this sign over the weekend, which affirms that it isnâ€™t just one guy who thinks this — apparently, itâ€™s most. Learning this made me realize that I made a huge mistake on my online dating profile: I listed â€œbrunch with friendsâ€ as something I like to do on weekends! Just think of how many more people would have contacted me if they didnâ€™t associate me with mimosas and omelets! (I usually eat breakfast burritos or waffles when I â€œbrunchingâ€ anyway.) However, one guy seemed to be attracted to my love of brunch and actually initiated a conversation with me by saying that he â€œcanâ€™t imagine living without [brunch],â€ which is more than most girls would say. Keep reading »
Did you see the preview for Jumpers? It seems to be a movie about teleporting and fighting and Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson making out. In other words, maybe don’t rush to see it when it hits theaters on Valentine’s Day. But even if the movie doesn’t have a positive impact at the box office, it did bring together one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. Rachel and Hayden taped a PSA for Teens for Jeans, and the outtakes show them at their most adorable. [YouTube] Keep reading »
So, with the writer’s strike still going on, we’re all going to have to embrace reality TV a whole lot more, if that’s even possible. I, for one, am trying. Tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. EST, Matched in Manhattan premieres on Lifetime – since I have a date tomorrow night, I just watched the episode online. Let me help you decide whether you’ll watch after the jump…
P.S. Doesn’t Matt look kind of like Barry Manilow sans Botox? Keep reading »