Posts tagged "birthday"

10 Reasons Women Hate Their Birthdays

A few weeks ago, I texted my brother to see if he’d had a good birthday. “It was great!” he said, “I stayed home, ate some roast chicken, and watched a movie.”

“Wait, that was a good birthday?” I asked, trying to communicate my confusion without being rude. “I’m glad you were into…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2013

10 Tips For Living The Tori Amos Way (In Honor Of Her 50th Birthday)

Little Earthquakes, the album that rocked our teenage worlds, came out in 1992. Which makes us … old. And ot means we’ve officially been Tori Amos fans for more than two decades. Hers was roughly the third concert we both attended. It was the music that captured our souls (playing “Precious Things” on repeat opened…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

This week, Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader, celebrated his 95th birthday in a hospital in Pretoria. After spending five months in Cape Town while studying abroad, I have learned a great deal about Mandela and his fight against national and global oppression.

By: Daley Quinn / July 21, 2013

A Tacky/Impersonal/Genius Way To Deal With Office Birthdays

God, not another one, you think, about the endless cycle of office birthday parties. The infinite number of birthday cards being passed around for Doug in accounting or Jenny in receiving––people you’ve barely nodded your head toward in the hallway. “Do I have to say something nice about people I barely know again,” you think.

By: Julie Gerstein / June 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Grumpy Cat, You Miserable Adorable Sod!

Today is a momentous, miserable occasion. This is the first birthday of everybody’s favorite misanthropic kitten, Grumpy Cat — and everybody’s celebrating. There are even Grumpster Cat birthday postage stamps! It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, the world was Grumpy-free. How did we express our dry wit and humor without her? The world…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 4, 2013

11 Of Our Favorite Frisky Posts In Haiku Form

We’re celebrating The Frisky’s 5th birthday this week (wooohooo!), and as part of the grand celebration we’re looking back on some of our favorite outfits, reader emails, and lessons we’ve learned from the past half-decade. For my contribution, I thought I’d condense some of our most beloved and/or underrated posts into haiku form. Read o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2013

7 Frisky Ladies’ Tips On How We Make Our Sisterhood Work

We are some opinionated bitches.  I am just going to put that out there. Some mornings I walk into the office and there’s a heated debate about the ending of last night’s episode of “Girls” or something President Obama said before I’ve even turned my laptop on. We’re constantly talking, debating, and arguing with each…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2013

It’s Our 5th Birthday!

My, my, how time flies! This week marks The Frisky’s 5th birthday! We launched on March 17, 2008 with a tiny staff, big dreams and a whole mess of Diet Coke in the fridge. We want to thank all of our readers, from those who have been with us since day one (ahem, mom, dad, friends, lovers) to new…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Kurt Cobain: Here Are Some Of His Most Feminist Quotes

Kurt Cobain would have been 46 today. Do you remember where you were when you found out he’d killed himself? I was in high school art class, likely making some awful riot grrl-inspired art. I liked Nirvana, but at that point considered myself a little too cool to get super into them. They were soooo

By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2013

11 Awesome Michelle Obama Gifs In Honor Of Her 49th Birthday

Michelle Obama is a national treasure. A woman who’s intelligent, kind, poised and stylish, our FLOTUS is a woman worth looking up to. And whenever we actually grow up, we hope to be just like her. So today, in honor of her 49th birthday, we’ve put together a little post of some of our very…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2013

How To Celebrate Your Stupid Birthday

Do you have a birthday coming up? Good! Because our fearless correspondent Almie Rose will show you the proper way to celebrate. Hint: It involves concealer and wine.

By: Almie Rose / November 12, 2012

True Story: An Open Letter To The Three People Who Scrutinized My ID On My 21st Birthday

Dear The Three People Who Scrutinized My ID On My 21st Birthday,

Now, I know I look like I’m 12 years old. But this past Friday I turned 21, and I was disappointed by the various questioning and puzzled looks of confusion I received from each of you.

A rare occurrence,…

By: Daley Quinn / November 8, 2012

An Open Letter To Vanessa Carlton For Her 32nd Birthday

It appears that, following in the footsteps of the Goservention, which intervened on Amelia’s obsessive fandom with Ryan Gosling, we are going to have to have a Vanessa Carltonvention with our intern Daley. — Jessica

Dear Vanessa,

You know those idiots who have come up to you saying “Oh my God, Vanessa, I’m…

By: Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012

Happy 50th Birthday, Ian MacKaye!

Today is punk icon Ian MacKaye’s 50th birthday, and we got him a present. Just kidding! We bet the founder of punk and hardcore label Dischord Records and founding member of the bands Minor Threat and Fugazi eschews gifts of any kind. So instead, we made him this gallery of other oldster rock musicians and…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 16, 2012

Happy Birthday, Michael Fassbender: 35 Things To Love About Him

It’s been a busy couple of years for Michael Fassbender (and his penis). I’m not one to harbor a hardcore celebrity crush, but ever since Fassy took on the role of Carl Jung (with whom I’m obsessed) in “A Dangerous Method,” I was intrigued. And then I saw “Shame,” and I was blown away by…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2012

Hey! It’s The Frisky’s 4th Birthday!

Psst! Today — yes, St. Patrick’s Day — is The Frisky’s 4th birthday! On March 17, 2008, The Frisky launched with only our friends and family as readers — four years later, we’re extremely proud of and humbled by our success. We consider ourselves very lucky to do what we love each and every day.

By: The Frisky / March 17, 2012

40+ People, Places & Things We Have To Thank On Our 3rd Birthday

Psst! Today — yes, St. Patrick’s Day — is The Frisky’s 3rd birthday! On March 17, 2008, The Frisky launched with only our friends and family as readers — three years later, we’re extremely proud of and humbled by our success. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the people, places, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2011

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…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 27, 2010

Are Multiple Birthday Parties Becoming, Like, A Thing?

Last night, circa 8 p.m., you would have found me three-deep in cherry vodka cocktails. Tomorrow’s agenda? Cupcakes on the beach. Why all the fuss? My bestest friend in all the world/co-pilot in Lindsay Lohan self-tanner-testing, Christiane, is turning 26. Drinks with the girls aren’t enough for this bitch! She won’t be happy until we’re…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2010