When I was wee, I was best friends with the girls who were handy. Neighborhood kids, playgroup participants, and the like. In grade school, I gravitated toward girls who were brainy like me. Since book smarts were considered to be at odds with potential popularity, and since I had more going in the Brains Department than the Social Graces Department, I sought out equally bookish girlfriends. High school was pretty much the same as grade school, but in college, I ran with girls who shared classes, activities, or interests with me. And after college I befriended women who worked with me. Longstanding friendships from school and activities sometimes lingered, but new friends were drawn almost exclusively from my coworker pool. Keep reading »
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How cute are BFFs Rachel Bilson and Kristen Bell? I friggin’ love that Kristen Bell is wearing jeans that are technically “ankle length,” but since she’s such a micro-mini person, they actually look long on her. We’ve found those cute jeans, along with everything else that Kristen and Rachel are wearing, and you can have it all by clicking after the jump.
This past weekend, Amelia and I, plus 15 of our friends, went tubing down the Delaware River. Tubing is about my favorite thing in the world. I consider it the best “sport” for lazy people because you can be outside and on the water, but you don’t actually have to do much. And as Amelia and I found out, you can learn a lot from tubing, the river, and hanging with friends in your skivvies.
Everybody needs friends — I love my friends! — but we need different friends for different reasons. Some friends want to party all the time (awesome!) while others are more interested in quiet nights with you on the couch. They’re all important. Here’s the top six types of friends you need in your life.
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Colvin Jang was looking for a way to make his terminally ill friend Nachu’s dream come true, and using the power of the online community of Reddit, he was able to make that happen. You see, Nachu was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, and was told that he may not live past June. The final book in his favorite book series, The War That Came Early by Harry Turtledove, isn’t supposed to be released until July. So Colton went above and beyond, and begged, pleaded and bargained with Reddit users to help him reach the author. Amazingly, in less than six hours, he was put in touch with Turtledove, who very obligingly sent Nachu an early copy of the book and spoke with him by phone. How friggin’ cool is that? We should all be so lucky to have friends like Colton — and props especially to Mr. Turtledove for the take the risk of spoiling the release of his book for a sick fan.
A couple of weeks ago, Kim Kardashian announced her desire to get right with God and start a Bible study group. We weren’t sure she would follow through, but it looks like she found a new friend on a similar spiritual path. LeAnn Rimes is more than happy to study scripture with Kim at the Life Change Community Church. They’ve even taken to Twitter to announce their new friendship. “So nice when your circle of supportive girl friends grows!” LeAnn tweeted. After church, Rimes also tweeted “@KimKardashian great seeing you and the fam. See you soon xoxo,” with Kim replying “You too babe! See you soon! Xoxo.” We weren’t expecting a friendship to bud between these two, but hey, why not? You know what they say, friends who pray together, stay together.
Their relationship inspired us to scrounge up other celebrity friendships that seem straight out of an alternate universe. Click through to see some more unlikely celebrity duos. [The Superficial]
This weekend, I received a text from my good friend Cara, letting me know she’d run into my ex-boyfriend out front of a local bar. (The ex that broke up with me over IM and then moved four blocks away, because he’s a really cool guy.) Apparently the first thing he said to my friend was, “Julie hates me,” which I took as a half-hearted attempt to elicit sympathy and pity, and reassurance from Cara that I didn’t (no, no, I do.). Thankfully, she didn’t buy his act, and told him that, well, yes, he probably could have handled our breakup better (see aforementioned breakup-over-IM for reference). But did I really want to know my lady friend had run into my dumb ex?
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Their first time around at Seaside Heights, the castmates of “Jersey Shore” made a reported $5,000 per episode, plus room, board, and a duck phone. For season two, they got upped to $10K per episode, plus bonuses. But the word on the street is that for season four of the show—which will soon be filmed in Italy—the cast members will each be pulling in $100,000 per episode. That’s an 1000 percent increase. Which means our favorite guidos and guidettes’ salaries are accelerating faster than the cast of “Friends”‘ did—it took Jennifer Aniston and crew five seasons to get six-figure paychecks. And need I remind you that in season nine and 10, they were banking $1 million per episode? Do you think “Jersey Shore”‘s popularity will keep ascending or will it taper off soon? Cause if it continues, the cast will soon be able to buy a small country. Keep reading »
“Have there been disasters? I think that’s a very relative term with hair. Let’s say there have been moments I’d rather not relive, like that whole Rachel thing. I love Chris [McMillan, her hairstylist], and he’s the bane of my existence at the same time because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look. How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen. What I really want to know is, how did that thing have legs? Let’s just say I’m not a fan of short, layered cuts on my personally, so I don’t love revisiting that particular era.”
– Jennifer Aniston admits to Allure that, oh, the most famous haircut of all time, that the rest of the universe got because she had it, is actually totally fugly. Too little, too late, Jen! You should have spoke up then! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »