Maude Standish

Anna Faris Advocates Recycling — Boyfriends, That Is

I've had a huge girl crush on Anna Faris ever since I first discovered "The House Bunny" playing on cable one morning during the kind of hangover that just feels better to sit out in bed with a whole pizza. I was immediately taken by both her perfect butt and slapstick humor. Thus the utter…
By: Maude Standish / September 14, 2011

Girl Talk: Everyone Saw Me Cry

“The important thing is that nobody saw you cry,” my mom kindly consoled me over the phone, after I told her how I had behaved like a drunk toddler at my friend’s wedding the night before. “But mom, that’s just it, everyone saw me cry,” I tried to explain to her quietly, not wanting the…
By: Maude Standish / August 8, 2011

Girl Talk: My Bully Was My Best Friend

I met Rebecca when I was eight and forced by my parents to join an AYSO soccer team called the “Killer Bees” because my mom thought it imperative that even scrawny girls who much preferred watching late night re-reruns of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" should get out and enjoy bitter winds of Chicago fall…
By: Maude Standish / May 5, 2011

Girl Talk: How I Got Over My Ex (Once And For All!)

“Do you love her?” I finally asked my ex in the midst of our screaming match last late night. He paused for a minute. I could hear him breathing deeply over the phone line, slow and steady—he could have been at a yoga studio, contorted and wearing orange spandex, or practicing Lamaze breathing for the…
By: Maude Standish / February 3, 2011

Girl Talk: How I Deal With Having A Case Of The Babies

A few days ago, I learned that a childhood friend of mine was pregnant and found myself unexpectedly exuberant over the idea of buying mini-things for a mini (and quite possibly bald) person who is to arrive in Arizona sometime around the ides of March. I thought this tiny soul should own my mini "Teenage…
By: Maude Standish / October 4, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Calmly Move On (Or At Least Try To) On Day 30

When I first started road-testing The Frisky 30 Breakup Guide, I didn’t even know what calm looked like. Seeing photos of my ex was enough to make my hands tremble, running into him at a party inevitably meant that venom would threaten to roll off my tongue and I would take on a Cheshire cat…
By: Maude Standish / July 8, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: A Little Self-Lovin’ On Day 25

Ever since I got dumped, my confidence has taken on a new level of manic that I hadn’t experienced since I realized that I had boobs and got my first massive zit on the same day. I vacillate between the first person to suggest we all strip down and jump in the ocean to the…
By: Maude Standish / July 2, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Seeing A Movie Alone On Day 24

I think that when we are part of a “couple” for a long time, we get so used to sharing experiences that everything from the coffee spilled in our lap during a meeting to ordering in Chinese is a moment that belongs to both of you. One of the hardest things of finding yourself newly…
By: Maude Standish / July 1, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Calling My Dad On Day 23

Father's Day was a little over a week ago, but doesn't Dad deserve a call any ol' day of the week? As part of her 30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge, Maude gave her pops a call to shoot the breeze and discuss her future, the latter of which is decidedly more ... open, now that…
By: Maude Standish / June 29, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Building Something On Day 17, When A Tornado Hit My Ex’s Apartment

Yesterday a tornado hit my ex’s apartment, chewed out a section of the brick wall, swirled the red bricks all over his apartment, flattened his car, and then rained on everything he owns. As I write this, the mean cat we owned together is trapped on the 4th floor (the firefighters won’t let my ex…
By: Maude Standish / June 25, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Planning A Ladies-Only Party Playlist On Day 15

On Sunday, per the suggestion for Day 14, I made eyes at a random little girl, which, yes, reminded me how great it was to be young. Do you ever feel like as you mature into adulthood, you are just becoming more and more like the person you already were when you were 5 and…
By: Maude Standish / June 23, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Getting A Pink Pedicure On Day 12

In her second video blog, Maude Standish embarks upon a dangerous, uncharted mission for The Frisky -- her first pedicure ever. When The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide instructed her to “buy something pink," she decided to play footsie, getting some pink polish painted on her virgin toes. Of course, it wasn't as easy a…
By: Maude Standish / June 22, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Reading 3 Books I Love On Day 9

When I’m feeling down there are three books I turn to: Matilda by Roald Dahl, Alice In Wonderland by C.S. Lewis Lewis Carroll, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. This has been pretty consistent throughout my life. When I was 14 and all my friends decided they didn’t like me in one of those…
By: Maude Standish / June 18, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Taking A Trip On Day 5

In her first video blog, Maude Standish introduces herself to The Frisky, gives a little background on her breakup, and then describes what she did on Day 5, when The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide instructed her to "map out a drive or buy a ticket."…
By: Maude Standish / June 17, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: I Packed Up His Crap On Day 7

One of my ex’s and my favorite pastimes was going thrifting. We’d take long road trips, crisscrossing around Texas, getting fat off of pounds of barbeque and chocolate malts (with real scoops of ice cream), listening to Townes Van Zandt, taking photos of plaster Statues of Liberty growing old with roadside cactuses, and stopping i…
By: Maude Standish / June 16, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Having A Drink With My Girls On Day 4

The average American woman will be dumped (i.e., have her heart torn out, while still beating out of her chest, Indiana Jones-style) at least 2.47 times in her life. Well, actually I just made that statistic up. But it sounds realistic, right? Because, for the most part, we have all experienced something akin to heartbreak…
By: Maude Standish / June 11, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: How I Made A Breakup Bible On Day 3

When I woke up today and saw that my task was to create a “Breakup Bible,” my first thought was not a happy one, especially after yesterday's Facebook debacle. I officially went from having no relationship status (I’m one of those minimalists who never put much info on there anyway) to a tiny, sad…
By: Maude Standish / June 9, 2010

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Meet Maude!

Hi, my name is Maude, and I spend Sunday nights crying on my kitchen floor. How’s that for an introduction? Unfortunately for me, it’s true. I can make it the whole week without a single tear. Sure, I’m eating inordinate amounts of ice cream, proving that I’m a total sad-sack stereotype, and true, I can’t…
By: Maude Standish / June 7, 2010