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Sugar Bush The Squirrel Is One Spoiled Princess

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“You have to have a reason to get up in the morning and a reason to go to bed at night,” says Kelly Foxton. And Foxton’s reason is Sugar Bush, a pet sugar bush squirrel who demands 12 hours a day of her attention. As we see here on a clip from TLC’s masterpiece “My Crazy Obsession,” Foxton photographs the pet rodent in one of 4,000 tiny, squirrel-sized outfits stored around her home in boxes. Kelly and her husband’s home — oh, yes, she is married, and also from Florida, which perhaps explains something — is a veritable squirrel palace! I almost feel bad for the dirty old grey squirrels peering in the windows in longing. Or relief. Hard to say. [TLC]

The Best Of “It’s A Brad, Brad World”

It was a busy night last night on the Bravo premiere of “It’s a Brad, Brad World” — kind of. Brad feels like even though everybody knows him as Brad Goreski, Rachel Zoe’s former assistant, they don’t know him “as Brad the independent-stylist-slash-style-editor,” so he’s still struggling to develop his portfolio. 

“Some weeks you’re really, really busy, and other weeks it’s like, crickets,” he said of his new freelance lifestyle. So, rather than waiting for the phone to ring, Brad does stuff like work out  and “go back and forth between the refrigerator and pretend I’m not depressed.” We’re sure that between his “blonde ambition” (see the video) and his healthy habits — we couldn’t help but notice that he had a sliced apple for a late-night snack — Brad is going to be just fine, and work (and work out) really hard for the cameras. Because, as he can attest, “looking cute does not pay the bills.”

Or does it? Watch video from the episode here…

Road Trip Tips For Fun-Loving But Broke Girls

Did you have to pass on this year’s trip with the girls to the Caribbean due to financial constraints? (Translation: are you broke?) Don’t fret and definitely don’t get down on yourself. Just take a less expensive road trip within the States with your very best buddies, aka “road dogs.” Because it’s “End of Summer Escapes Week” on The Frisky, we’ve got a few tips to keep in mind as you travel by car to a hot summertime destination where the temporarily broke but happy, fun-loving types can let loose. Keep reading »

Wanderlust: How To Hook Up In A Hostel

It would be hard to find a more fitting pair than that of sex and travel. Here, one adventurer, who has kissed an uncounted number of men who don’t share her zip code, shares her experience combining the two through more than 30 countries for our “End of Summer Escapes” series.

Obviously, the word “summer” goes perfectly with the word “fling,” but trying to combine the two during your stay at a 12-bed hostel while you’re visiting some over-priced European country can be tricky, though it’s not impossible. I love to stay in hostels even in a booming economy because they’re the best place to meet other travelers – unless you encounter a 56-year-old who creeps all the other guests out — and learning the hostel hookup ropes is key to the hostel experience. So what do you do once you’re ready to swap spit with the man of your dreams and he happens to be staying at the same 20-Euro-per-night place as you for the next few days? (NOTE: For our purposes, “hookup” is used in a PG or PG-13 manner, unless you really like performing for an audience.) Keep reading »

Wanderlust: If You’re 300,000 Miles Away, Don’t Call Your New Man

It would be hard to find a more fitting pair than that of sex and travel. Here, one adventurer, who has kissed an uncounted number of men who don’t share her zip code, shares her experience combining the two through more than 30 countries for our “End of Summer Escapes” series.

Three years ago, I spent New Year’s in a Middle Eastern country with lots of Jewish people. While my mother was pressuring me to try and “find a nice Jewish boy” as I traipsed around the desert (looking dehydrated and sweaty), the guy I had started seeing a few weeks earlier was still at home in the States. I spent a significant part of the two-week trip trying to figure out whether I should call — shouldn’t I be allowed to wish him a Happy New Year? Keep reading »

10 Tips For The Savvy Traveler

We’re by no means “Up in the Air”-George-Clooney-type travelers, but we have learned a thing or two from our jaunts around the globe. Since it’s End of Summer Escapes Week here at The Frisky, it’s the perfect time to share them. After the jump, check out our tips on finding the best websites for local culture, how to deal with your money, benefit from airline mileage, and book cute hotels for cute prices. And feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments below! Keep reading »

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