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  • Amanda Bynes and her many minis

    Posted on 05/28/2010 by Lisa

    A few of Amanda's many minis.Every time I see a photo of Amanda Bynes, she's wearing a mini-skirt or mini-dress. In honor of Amanda, let's talk about minis and what makes them so great.

    A mini questionnaire:

    1. How important are minis in your life?
    2. What kind of shirt looks the best with a mini?
    3. What shoes are you most likely to wear with a mini? (Boots, heels, flats, flip-flops?)
    4. When you wear a mini, what's on your legs? (Leggings, tights, socks? Or do you keep them bare?)

  • What I Like About You... is not your bad advice.

    Posted on 05/17/2010 by Mary

    Friends. They try to help. We ask for advice, and they give it, and sometimes they do a really good job! Yay friends doing a good job! And then sometimes.. . they are kind of yappity know-it-alls who lead us down the path of destruction, embarrassment, and bad romance moves.

    Remember that time that cute- but-daft guy that Val was dating tried to tell Holly that Penn Badgley was super into her and that she needed to "set him free" before he had even asked her out or anything? (Tonight, 10pm et, btw.) And then Penn Badgley was all "omg, ego, I wasn't even into you!" (Though, actually, he was, but still, pretty bad advice ... a pre-emptive let-down before a question has even been asked?)

    Although the idea of someone not returning Penn Badgley's attention is fairly unrealistic, the whole "person professing to know for sure what's up and giving really, really bad advice" angle sure did ring real-life true...

    What's the worst advice you ever got?

  • Are you TOO jealous? Is Holly?

    Posted on 05/11/2010 by Mary

    Some people are so secure that no amount of hot exes constantly texting their bf/gf's can make them break a snarl; some, like Holly on What I Like About You, seem to think it's reasonable to ask their boyfriends to delete all females' numbers from their phone.

    Whereabouts do you fall on that continuum? On a scale from 1 - 5, one being "whatever, no big!" and five being "THIS MUST STOP NOW", rate how much the following scenarios would stir up that woogy jealous feeling in your gut. (And for extra credit, average all your numbers and let us kn ow your Overall Jealousy Score.)

    1) You see your bf/gf talking to a hot guy/girl (whichever you are):
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    2) You see your bf/gf laughing and having fun with someone you know is just a friend:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    3) Someone you know has a crush on your bf/gf texts them:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    4) Your bf/gf hasn't taken down the pics of them and their ex, being coupley:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    5) Your bf/gf invites a friend along on a movie night that you thought was just going to be the two of you:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    6) You see a bunch of girls'/guys' names in your bf/gf's friends list:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    7) You see a bunch of girls'/guys' names in your bf/gf's recent texts list:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    8) You see your bf/gf in the cafeteria, sitting at a table surrounded by four girls/guys, talking and laughing:
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    9) You find out your bf/gf's ex is ridiculously like, model-hot.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

    10) Your bf/gf says out loud that someone else is attractive.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

  • Holly expects certain things from Vince. Should she?

    Posted on 04/12/2010 by Mary

    Every relationship is different 'cause every person is different, but what's your opinion: is a boyfriend or girlfriend entitled to expect to go to certain events with you?

    For instance, like that time on What I Like About You when Vince had NBA tickets and Holly assumed he would take her, but he thought of it as more of a bro-down type thing.

    Or like, I've seen couples argue when one of them saw a movie with friends, but the other one had assumed they'd see it together.

    If you're in a bf/gf relationship, do you feel like you have to "check first" before making plans without them?

  • Who's been cheated on, raise your hand.

    Posted on 03/25/2010 by Mary

    You never know... someone out there might be reading this on the very day they found out they got cheated on. (In a way, Holly from What I Like About You found out Vince cheated on her today... and in another way, she found that out years ago but who's counting.)

    Let's show Holly and everyone else that they're not alone; everyone who's ever been cheated on, raise your hands in the comments and tell us:

    1) What happened? And who with?
    2) How'd you find out?
    3) Did you dump immediately or try to work it out?
    4) Are you OK? Do you want a hug?

  • Fixing up your friends.

    Posted on 03/20/2010 by Mary

    What do you think, should friends fix friends up? I feel like it can go both ways -- awesome, or a total friendship-changer (for the worse).

    On the pros side:
    - Maybe they'll fall in love and you'll be the one who set them up!
    - They're both so great and so single! They should be together !
    - Maybe you'll get your friend to stop his/her whining about not having a bf/gf! Like a binky!

    On the cons side:
    - Maybe they'll hate each other and you'll be the one who set them up!
    - You are kind of basically telling your friend what you think their "level" is, and... what if they find your opinion not that flattering?
    - Maybe they'll go out for a while, and then it will end horribly, and you will Not Hear the End of It because it will be ALL YOUR FAULT. Like a binky from a hell dimension that will never stay put !

    Holly stepped in poop on What I Like About You when she set Val up with Henry's brother (tonight, 10:30p et)... have you ever stepped in similar poop? Or have you been fixed up by a friend and been like, "really? That's who you think I should be with?" Or have your fix-ups been poop- and insult - free and resulted in decades-long marriages blessed with many many children?

    Share the wisdom of your experience in the comments...

  • Should you be friends with your boyfriend's ex?

    Posted on 03/11/2010 by Mary

    Many people subscribe to the "Don't date your friends' exes" law of life. But: what about becoming friends with your bf/gf's ex? (What I Like About You, 11p et, btw.) Like the kind of friends who would have solo hang time and heart-to-hearts not in your bf/gf's company?

    Off limits? Or, if it's a case-by-case basis type thing, in what cases is it OK and in which cases is it not? (OK if your bf/gf did the breaking up? OK if the ex did the breaking up? OK if they 're still really good friends? OK if they're still decent-ish, not-great-but-whatever friends? OK if they don't really talk anymore? Only OK if your bf/gf says it's OK?)

  • Who's your back-up crush?

    Posted on 03/10/2010 by Mary

    I was just watching this scene from What I Like About You:

    Henry: When things get not-perfect, you start looking for other guys. With me, it was Vince. With Ben, it was Vince. Do you see a pattern?
    Holly: It's Vince!

    Haha, it's funny 'cause it's true! Aside from the details of the whole Holly-Vince storyline, I think a lottt of people have that one person that they keep turning back to whenever they start thinking their new bf/gf might be kind of eh... or when someone's treating them badly... or when they're just out of crushes and need someone to think about.

    Do you have an Old Faithful back-up crush?

  • Prom: would you rather go stag or go to a party?

    Posted on 03/03/2010 by Mary

    If rounding up a prom date just wasn't happening for you, which of the following would you rather do:
    a) Go stag to prom.
    b) Round up any date you could find, just to go to prom non-stag.
    c) Go to an anti-prom party that night - no dresses, no dates, no streamers.

    I ask because Holly on What I Like About You actually chose to throw an anti-prom party like that when she was dateless -- because she wasn't "gonna spend a million dollars to go to a prom with a guy who only comes up to my boobs, and then watch some lame Barbie doll couple -- who everybody secretly hates -- get crowned king and frickin' queen."

    Interesting points, Hollykins. Your thoughts, everyone else?

  • What's the most idiotic thing you've done for love?

    Posted on 03/02/2010 by Mary

    Holly from What I Like About You skipped a college interview at Columbia (FACEPALM... that one's on tonight at 11p et). And I still get a headache when I think about Lauren Conrad turning down that internship in Paris for stupid J Wahl back in the day on The Hills....

    Hopefully none of us have done anything THAT idiotic for a dude or a girl but, what's the dumbest thing you have done? Let a friend down? Missed something awesome for a bf/gf who wasn't worth it? 'Fess up in the comments...