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Girl Talk: I Found Out My Engagement Ring Was Junk

I’d always been told my engagement ring was special.

“Very high quality,” said my mother-in-law, who bought only high-quality pieces for her collection. “You’re very lucky.”

“You don’t want to know how much I paid for the resetting,” said Joe, my fiance-then-husband.

I didn’t care how much the ring cost, whether it was a hundred bucks or 18 G’s like at Tiffany’s. All I cared was that Joe was finally taking that final step, that after years of disapproval, his family had accepted me. I was finally good enough in his mother’s eyes, and had one of her prized baubles to prove it.

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Girl On Girl: “Thintervention” Is Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I don’t usually watch TV because I get less than 15 channels and half of them are in Spanish. But lately my girlfriend and I have been watching “Thintervention” on demand at her apartment. In case you don’t know, “Thintervention” is about a group of overweight people being whipped into shape by Jackie Warner, a badass, super-fit trainer who made her debut into pop culture with “Work Out,” another show which I watched religiously.

Yes, I have a crush on Jackie. She is a lesbian and a fairly butch one at that. Her arms are extremely muscular and she has a stomach that I would do practically anything for. She gets in people’s faces, barks orders and doesn’t take “no” for an answer. Keep reading »

Sound Off: Vent About Your Annoying Coworkers

In honor of Cranky Coworkers Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to create a forum to vent about the most annoying things our coworkers do. Let’s face it, no matter how saintly you are, when you spend eight hours a day in a cramped space with anyone you are bound to get irritated at some point. Of course, my co-workers at The Frisky are a dream to work with, but it hasn’t always been that way. Let’s just say I had a boss who made me print out and fax every email she received to her hotel while she was on vacation. That’s an entire forest, gone in minutes. There was also the coworker who would come by my desk and always take a bite of my lunch without asking. WTF? And last, but certainly not least, the douche bag dude who took all the credit for my work. He made me understand the true meaning of “going postal.” Go ahead, get your rocks off. Tell us what your coworkers do that drive you crazy.
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Dear Wendy: “Should I Move In With My Crush?”

I’m moving to a new city soon. I have a female friend who lives there whom I’ve always had a crush on. I was looking forward to the chance to ask her out, see how she felt about me, and if there was anything between us. However, before I got a chance, she asked if she could move in with me as she was having trouble finding a new apartment. As the request was a bit time sensitive I said yes, not wanting to keep her from having a place to live while I sorted out my feelings. Now I’m not sure what to do. Should I just lay out my feelings and risk freaking her out (and making our soon-to-be living arrangements a bit awkward), should I keep it to myself and see how things work out, or does the sheer fact that she asked to move in with me mean I’m a permanent fixture in the friend zone. — Confused Renter

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Do You Believe In A Birthday Greeting Hierarchy?

Way back in the stone age when I was a kid, there were only a handful of popular ways you could wish someone a happy birthday. There was the face-to-face method. There was the tried and true phone call. And there was the always-thoughtful greeting card. These days, with email, text messaging, e-cards, and social networking, our options are a little more extensive, which begs the question: What’s the appropriate hierarchy of birthday greetings (or, perhaps it begs another question: Why does everything have to be so complicated?)? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Let Me Be Patient

“You are in danger of rushing something that needs to be taken slowly. Yes, okay, you may have slipped behind a bit in your schedule but is it really that important? Probably not. Take your time and get it right.” — My horoscope (Scorpio) on Sunday October 24th

I’m not always the most patient person. On Sunday, the day that I read the horoscope above — which I then photographed with my iPhone for safe keeping because it resonated that much — I made butternut squash soup and adapted the recipe to include caramelized onions. If you’ve ever attempted to make caramelized onions, you know they take an insane amount of patience. When you’ve gotten to the point where you think they’re done, that they’ve reached the ultimate level of sweet brown deliciousness, chances are, they need another 10 minutes more. I never ever give them enough time. Keep reading »

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