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Today, CNN.com posted an article called “43 Weird Things Said in Job Interviews.” I couldn’t believe some of the items on the list. One person answered the question, “Why did you leave your last job?” with the response, “I have a problem with authority.” And when asked if he/she had any questions, another person asked, “If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?” Since all of the interviews I’ve gone on have been pretty straight-forward, I asked my friends if they’ve ever had any job interview mishaps. Below are their surprising responses. Keep reading »
Starting today at noon EST, The Frisky will be debuting the first episode of “MERRIme.com,” a new web comedy. Until then, watch the show’s trailer and get psyched. “MERRIme.com” stars Kaily Smith and features appearances by Tom Arnold, “90210″‘s Ryan Eggold, and “Arrested Development”‘s Tony Hale, amongst others. This hilarious web series is about trust fund baby Merrideth Weisman, for whom everything seems perfect: She has the perfect friends, perfect house, perfect Black American Express Card. Life is too good to be true. However, matters take a turn for the worst when Merri discovers her perfect fiance is a “Cheating, Scumbag, Bastard!” After a broken engagement and her father’s ultimatum to find a job, Merri realizes that the key to her survival is not a career, but a man. DUH. And so, the race to the altar begins as she is forced to plunge headfirst into the deep end of the dating pool … the ONLINE dating pool, that is. Soon, Merri is cast into a world wide web of men only to experience the ups and downs of cyber love in the 21st century! [MERRIme.com: A New Web Comedy] Keep reading »
Few things are more entertaining than bad date stories. Who wants to hear about hearts and flowers when flatulence and festering sores are so much more fun? Which is why when my friend Sal wanted to share what she assured me were horror stories about her recent attempts at online dating, I was ecstatic – joke material!
As I slid onto the bar stool next to her, I noticed she looked a little down. I immediately felt guilty about my initial excitement. Hmm. “What happened?” I asked.
“Nothing really,” she shrugged. It seems she’d met up with two different men and both were just meh. “I had nothing in common with either,” she complained.
“And?” I inquired.
She shot me a look. “And what?” she answered. “They were both really boring.”
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I enjoy perusing the Alloy catalog, but I often find that I’m a tad too … let’s say … mature for the clothes. I don’t think my belly button should make an appearance unless I’m sunbathing, and my life isn’t as happy-go-lucky as the models try to project. But I was pleasantly surprised by Alloy’s autumn offerings because they’re not only appropriate for teens and twenty-somethings, but also thirty-somethings. I’m loving the military details, blouse shapes, and full skirts. Take a peek at the super-affordable garments after the jump. Keep reading »
“I have wrinkles here [points to her forehead], which are very evident, and I will particularly say when I look at movie posters, ‘You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?’ I’d rather be the woman they’re saying ‘She’s looking older’ about than ‘She’s looking stoned.’”
- “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger is finally going to tie the knot with her rarely seen real-estate executive boyfriend Andy Friedman. [E! Online]
- Jon Gosselin was seen on a double date with Michael Lohan. [PopEater] — Barf! These two men deserve to be friends. They both helped screw up their families.
- Singer Kelis gave birth to a baby boy Tuesday with her mother and sister by her side. His name is Knight Jones. [Us Weekly] — I expected a much cooler name than Knight.
Everyone’s favorite sappy chick flick, “The Notebook,” is being turned into a musical. This troubles me. For starters, I am a fan of the movie, not the book by Nicholas Sparks, and am only a fan of the movie because Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams made the characters’ romance so believable (because, duh, they fell in love while making it). If, say, Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves had been playing Allie and Noah, I would have hated it — just like I hated that horrid movie “The Lake House” — because it would have just been another cheeseball romance with two doofuses tonguing each other in the rain. A musical version — without The Gos and McAdams — could be 10 times as bad because how do you choreograph a tap dance routine about Alzheimer’s? However, we know Gosling can sing and McAdams just looks like a gal who’s done some musical theater, so I would be first in line if these two signed up. But my dreams never come true. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Alyssa Rosenberg of The Atlantic recently ranted about overly idealized relationships and a lack of intimate adult sex scenes in the Harry Potter series, accusing J.K. Rowling of being “really awful at writing about adult sexual and romantic relationships.” Her first complaint is that everyone in the books ends up with their first love, avoiding the hardships and dating cycles those of us in real life are forced to endure. She then complains that Rowling doesn’t give readers enough intimate details involving adult sexual relationships — the Weasleys are too preoccupied with their children, the Potters’ relationship is too idealized, Lupin isn’t sexual enough, and a description of Fleur Delacour’s married life is lacking. She finishes her critique by noting that Hogwarts is lacking a sex ed course.