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Do your sexy thang...
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OLDIE BUT A GOODIE
It's that time of year again. No, not old man winter…it's time for our annual Sexy Issue. Since our first sexy issue is our most popular issue to date (I guess we're all a little freaky, no?), we knew that we had to put out another one that was just as sexy.
So, what gets you all hot and bothered? Is it listening to some romantic music? Is it spending hours in bed with your man? Or is it being showered with gifts? We'll let you in on what we think is sexy, and we will also provide you with a list of songs that put us in the mood for amour.
From sexy men to sexy encounters, we've upped the ante on the sexy quotient, and added a dab of spice purely for taste.
Are you in a relationship but your dough is kinda low? Read Wooing on a Budget so that you can solve your financial woes and still impress your date.
Also included in this issue are interviews with two of the city's dopest DJ's: Golden Child and Reddy Fox. Not only are these men talented, but they're also down to earth and know how to make you stand up and take notice.
Visit our Arts section and read reviews on two very popular books, Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others, and Memoirs of a Geisha. You can also check out a review on hot new artist Javier. If you want to know why camouflage is so hot right now, visit our Fashion section for the latest in trends.
Javier: Javier explodes on the scene with his self-titled debut.
Hotel Paper: Does Michelle Branch's second release make the cut?
Sexy Music II: Get ready for a little bump and grind.
Sexy Men: See who we can't help drooling over.
Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others: Can this book get him to commit? Or should you be committed for reading it?
Memoirs of a Geisha: Read the compelling book from Arthur Golden.
Scream Queens: Get ready to scream with these must-see horror movies.
Dating Diary: The diary of (gasp!) a new relationship.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: Wandering eyes, parental consent, bad business ethics…
Am I Too Damn Nice or Too Damn Stupid?: Bad dates always leave you wondering that.
Sexy Guy Styles: See what gets us going.
Sexiest Encounter: Steamy enough to fog up your windows.
Wooing on a Budget: How to woo without breaking the piggy bank.
Dear Shopaholic: Anniversary surprises, the perfect jeans, the wild outdoors...
What's Hot for November: Hit the stores and heat up your wardobe.
Vintage Vibe: Army madness.
Cargo: Michelle puts Cargo to the test.
Lush Bath Bomb: Get ready for a new bathing experience.
Reddy Fox: One of the hottest DJ acts in Toronto sit down with Michelle for a little Q & A.
Golden Child: Another one of the hottest DJ acts in Toronto sits down with Michelle for a little Q & A.
Female Condoms: Would you use one? A couple puts it to the test.
Happygrrls Recommends: These recommends will have you climbing the walls...or someone special.
Be A Wine Godess: Learn how to read wine, and then look cool doing it.
Happygrrl of the Month: Samantha Jones is the epitome of sexy, or maybe just sex.
Crave: Do you crave good poetry? Then sink your teeth into this one.
The Stars and Sex: Are you a cuddler or a vixen? Find out in our astrological kama sutra.
This & That: Happygrrls under fire, sexy reads, and more.
Yep, you read it correctly, it is our first ever Bizarro/Summer issue. I know you're asking yourself, What makes this issue more bizarre than ever? Well, we've come up with our own version of 21 Bizarre Questions, not to be confused with the 50 Cent track, and we also reveal the dumb things that we've said and done that we would like to forget (read the pick up lines that we used on men).
We've also switched personalities. We decided to step out of what we know and not write our regular columns. For instance, cute and loveable Phan will reply to your questions in the Angry Black Grrl column; mall hater and unfashionably cool Christine will answer your fashion queries in Dear Shopaholic; and I will forgo writing about retro shopping and instead speak about the night in da club that made the Dating Diary so much fun to write.
Hey, don't worry, this issue isn't all about bizarre things.
Since the summer weather looks like it's here to stay, we've been hitting all the cool events that have come to our fair city. We attended the MMVAS, and we dish the dirt on the cool and not-so cool celebs (read about who was the biggest jerk!). Also, please don't forget to read about the Concert for Toronto held this past June.
Enjoy the issue!
The Devil Wears Prada: How do you deal with a boss from hell? Just write a book about her.
Dangerously in Love: Beyoncé sheds her good-girl image.
Thankful: Kelly Clarkson is thankful that her fifteen minutes aren't up yet.
The Much Music Video Awards: The red carpet pre-show.
The Bizarro Celebrity Awards: Not to be confused with the Oscars.
Concert for Toronto: Remy Shand should have stayed at home.
Canadian Idol Auditions: Moo for the camera!
Summer Movie Preview: What to see, what to avoid at all costs, what will make you stick a hot needle in your eye.
Bizarro Director: David Lynch takes it beyond weird.
Dating Diary: The networking diva.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: No Tupac, mo' money, mo' problems, just friends...
Hot Date Spots: How to make your summer monumental.
Surviving a Break-Up: The do's and don'ts of healing a broken heart.
Dear Shopaholic: Packing light, working it, tattoo frenzy.
What's Hot for July: Capris madness.
Vintage Vibe: Going for bohemia.
Summer Fashion: See what's all the rage this summer.
Lush: Michelle puts Lush to the test.
The ill kidz: One of the hottest DJ acts in Toronto sit down with Michelle for a little Q & A.
Online Dating: Finding love on the internet.
Happygrrls Recommends: This month, we put each other to the test. Who came out a winner? Find out.
Play Poker: Learn the hands, learn the face, and then take all their money.
Unhappy Grrl of the Month: See why this month's unhappy grrl is a man.
21 Bizarre Questions: The Happygrrls tell all.
Bizarro Experiences: Selections from our own Twilight Zone.
To Do List Part II: The to-do list is back. But are the candidates?
This & That: Bizarro e-mails, I Got Coffee Breath, ninth grade diaries, and more.
One year sexier...
Okay, we've done like two issues of our e-zine - kidding, we've actually done six, can it possibly be one whole year since the Happygrrl mania started???
None of us would have thought that we would have continued after the first issue. We just went out, ate, drank and pretended to talk about the next issue. (Why do I have so many memories of Smirnoff Ice??) As more and more people started clicking on our site (and I can't forget the shout out on Flow 93.5 FM), we knew that our little ol' site was here to stay.
So we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who visit the site, and especially to those who forwarded the link to their peeps! (Especially you Erica - I should really pay you for your PR services!!!) Thanks for biggin' up us T. Dot grrls!
Like usual, we have a cool theme to explore in our current issue. For our anniversary issue, we decided to talk about all things from back in the day, when we were just little grrls. Be prepared to relive the era of break dancing, when P. Diddy was known as Puffy, and that sick obsession with crimped hair.
You know that we couldn't complete this issue without talking about our first crushes, our first loves and the uglyass trends that we had to follow. So expect some embarrassing and shocking details. Also, don't forget to click onto our regular columns: Dear Shopaholic, Dear Angry Black Grrl and Christine's Dating Diary.
So put on your favourite old skool CD or mixed tape (or 8-track) and get ready to take a trip down memory lane.
Get Rich or Die Tryin: 50 Cent takes a break from selling crack to try out fame.
Dutty Rock: Sean Paul's CD, just like Happygrrls, gets better with age.
Celebrity Crush: Who did you love? See who we loved.
Retro Author: Christopher Pike wrote about young adults who were just like us, except they were sometimes murderous or alien.
The Reader: Childhood love and passions abound in this 1999 book.
Retro Books: Anne of Green Gables wooed fans all over the world.
Retro Movies: A theatrical trip down memory lane.
Retro Music: A musical trip down memory lane.
Retro Television: A televised trip down memory lane.
Old Skool Rap: From Biggie to Tupac, the evolution of rap.
Dating Diary: Pulling a Kelly Taylor.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: Gossip folk, irritating in-laws, to kiss or not to kiss...
First Crush: Puppy love.
Interview With the Ex: An experiment in sanity.
Retro Love: A tale of a girl and a basketball player.
Self Image: Loving yourself first.
Working Girl: First jobs are not always the best jobs.
What's Hot for April: Going casual.
Vintage Vibe: The jacket.
Accessories to Heat Up Your Wardrobe: The essentials to boost your closet appeal.
Retro Fashion: A stylish trip down memory lane.
Dear Shopaholic: Casual footwear, sexy anniversaries, wallet 411...
Happygrrls' One Year Extravaganza: Has it already been a year? Well, happy birthday to us then.
From Point A: Interview with Toronto musician Rich Lowenberg.
Happygrrls Recommends: For skin care, smelling yummy, and hanging out...
Survive a Hangover: Beat a hangover before it beats you, literally.
Happygrrl of the Month: Margaret Cho is very, very funny.
Whatever Happened To...?: People we used to care about.
This Is What I Remember: See what we remembered (and what you remembered!) from our childhood.
This & That: I Got Coffee Breath, Happygrrls' (unearthed) time capsule, and more.
Out with the old...
[ It's damn February and we're putting up our 2002 Year in Review??? We got some nerve, huh??? Nah, we're just a bunch of lazy asses.
Oh well. Check out the site and tell us what you think. ]
Can you believe that 2002 is over? I am actually sad to see it go. Some of the coolest things happened over the past 365 days: We started the website, some friends got married, some had babies, I quit my lousy job, Christine found a new job and Phan was involved in every sport known to man. Overall, it was definitely a very interesting and exciting year.
Especially in the world of entertainment. Christina Aguilera showed how ho-ish she really is, Eminem let us know that he's handling his business in music and in films, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and N*E*R*D let the world (and me!) know that he's the most talented muthaf^$**, and R. Kelly and Winona Ryder showed us that celebrities are even crazier than we think.
In this issue we will reminisce about the past year, tell you who YOU picked as the "most overrated celebrity" along with other li'l tidbits, and reveal what our shocking New Year's resolutions are.
So as we proceed to give you what you need, don't forget to e-mail us and tell us what you think of the issue.
Best Producers of 2002: The Neptunes get our vote for best producers of the year.
Best New Television Show of 2002: See what we picked as the best new show of 2002.
Best Candian Hip-Hop Group: See who we picked as the best Canadian hip-hop group of 2002.
Best Independent Film of 2002: See what we picked as the best independent film of 2002.
Best and Worst Songs of 2002: The critics had their list. Now we have ours.
Best of Movies of 2002: What sucked, what didn't.
Best of Music 2002: What made headlines, what made sweet music.
Best of Television 2002: What we watched, what we turned off.
Dating Diary: A resolution of sorts. Wrapping up 2002.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: Money woes, Christmas gifts, cheap guys, and more.
Michelle's Highlight of the Year: Highlight #2 of 2002.
Dear Shopaholic: Retro finds, thinning closets, thongs exposed, and more.
Vintage Vibe: Move over, Beyoncé. Michelle takes on camouflage pants.
Best Franchise of 2002: See who we chose as best franchise of 2002. Hint: We predict big things for this store.
Our First Annual Reader's Poll: See who our readers chose as as best couple, worst movie, and more.
2002 Man of the Year: See who we crowned Man of the Year. Hint: Just read our intro.
Happygrrls Recommends: Fun winter activities.
Sleep Better: Maximize your sleep potential.
Best Boxing Match of 2002: De La Hoya and Vargas have unfinished business.
Your 2003 Horoscope: Is it written in the stars for you? Take a look at our 2003 horoscope.
This & That: Our readers write back, I Got Coffee Breath, New Year's resolutions, and more.