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Our Readers Write Back!
When we sat down to discuss The Sexy Issue, we didn't really anticipate the backlash that would result. Okay, maybe backlash is a grossly exaggerated word, but nevertheless, we received quite some (good and bad) feedback on the issue. Granted, sex in general is a controversial topic, and we knew that this issue would not be our usual PG-13 fare. But considering that May's issue was only our second, we just have one thing to say to our readers…MUAH! You guys rock, and we're not just saying that because you read Happygrrls. The following is a potpourri of our readers' comments:
Michelle, girl your website is wicked. I love it. Especially the sex toys. Wow! We kinda liked it too!
Christine is a great asset with her writing talents, Michelle with her sense of humour and sensitivity and Phan with her charm and the head for fashion. The colors you chose has made your page so happy, young and classic. At first we thought it read "a great ass," but were relieved to see that was not true. Thanks!
I finally was able to see your site, and I must say it is very impressive. It was a lot better than I thought it would be, not that I thought it was going to suck, but it really is good. I read your wrestling article also and again was very impressed. You're doing a fine job. Keep it up. Come on, you so thought it was going to suck.
What are you girls on? What aren't we on at any point in the day?
Christine, you have serious problems. Girl, why are you so angry? I think Michelle sent this one anonymously.
While I enjoyed most of your articles for the "sexy" issue, maybe you guys were sharing a little too much information here. Oops...
Who is the girl on the cover or whatever? Damn...not trying to be mean or anything but she is beat. Oops...again.
I love the issue, it's all about sex! Well, yes, it was our "sex"y issue.
I took a look at your site and really enjoyed the experience. I found it quite professional-looking actually, and the articles were of good quality and taste. Good for you guys!!! Professional? Us? Why, thank you kind stranger!
I Got Coffee Breath
Michelle's 'zine, I Got Coffee Breath.
For y'all who were curious about the Happygrrls and checked out the About Us section, you might remember that Michelle wrote a 'zine back in the day. It was a damn good 'zine too! Here, for your viewing pleasure, are some excerpts from her End of Summer Issue.
My favourite place on Earth
Please tell me y'all heard of Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. Roscoe's is, without question, the coolest chicken joint in L.A. (in my opinion).
L.S. knew that I had an abnormal obsession with this place, so he HAD to take me there. It is not particularly full of glitz and glamour, it's just a regular restaurant. But the simplicity is what I liked. The staff also made me fall in love with Roscoe's. They were so friendly and down to Earth, I actually felt as though I was eating at a friend's house.
I know that chicken and waffles sounds like a FUNKY combination, but it's not. It really tastes good!!!
An added bonus to dining at Roscoe's is that many celebs tend to hang out there. On my visit to the restaurant, I bumped into Merlin Santana (Romeo) from "The Steve Harvey Show." When in L.A., forget KFC. Dine at Roscoe's.
I think I could live here
I never thought that I would love L.A. I always thought of myself as a New York kinda girl. But L.A. was a very cool place!!! Everyone was surprisingly friendly to me. On a daily basis, I would end up talkin' to 'nuff people.
In L.A. there is ALWAYS something to do. You never have to wonder about where to go or what to do, because there are tons of places to visit and sights to see.
But what I treasured most about L.A. was that I was in the place where films are made (I want to one day write and direct a film [I think that day has come! - Chris]). Passing by movie studios and film sets made me happy. Even participating in the NBC Studios tour inspired me to come home and seriously think about my "film career."
I'll Do Him!
Who knew my To-Do List would get me in so much trouble? The most recurring comment about that list had to do with my first choice, Dave Foley. It wasn't so much a comment as a freaked out face, followed by dirty looks. Well, as it stands, Dave Foley is still my number one choice. It kind of reassures me that I don't have much competition with that. A recent addition (and the fastest riser on my list) is Eminem, who takes the number two spot. Eminem is possibly the only man in this world who truly scares me (and would probably beat me up if I told him I wanted to do him), but I just can't help being attracted to that angry, angry man.
I quickly found that other women also have a to-do list that they hold close to their heart. While theirs is not nearly as long as mine, these guys are definitely worth a mention.
Who do you want to do?
Michelle confesses that Cedric the Entertainer is the one for her. We made a pact that I wouldn't say anything about that if she left me alone about Dave Foley. But I must admit, Cedric is quite hilarious. Watch for his new show, premiering this fall on Fox. Michelle also mentioned Michael Beach as a potential candidate. Beach is best known for his work as Monte Parker on NBC's "Third Watch."
My partner in crime, "Ashley Reid," has loved Derek Jeter from as far back as I can remember. I think he plays for the New York Yankees, but I can't be sure as I don't really follow sports. I wouldn't even have known anything about him had it not been a stipulation of our friendship that I must also worship Derek.
Teresa told me that she would do Dean Cain in a heartbeat. He's best known for his role in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" and as host of "Ripley's Believe It or Not." Does anyone remember him from "Beverly Hills, 90210," as Brenda's love interest? Anyway, Teresa also covets Rob Thomas, lead singer of Matchbox 20. Is it his sultry voice or boyish good looks? For Teresa, being Rob Thomas is enough.
Allison loves Vin Diesel, as do many women all over the world. I think the buff body and mysterious charisma don't hurt either. Look for Vin at your local theatre this summer when he stars in "xXx."
In only three short months, our site has morphed just as many times. Take a look for yourself…
If you can't get enough of those MIA boy bands, check out 'N Chink. Comprised of 5 guys from UCLA who had a little too much time on their hands, 'N Chink was formed for the sole purpose of spoofing said boy bands. Between studying for midterms and enjoying the good university life, they picked up a camcorder and filmed themselves singing to Backstreet Boys and 'N SYNC. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" was hilarious, to say the least. Unfortunately, only three videos were made before the boys - in an act of authenticity - disbanded. May their legacy live on in cyberspace. ¤ C.Ho.
You might find that these items will pop up now and then in our articles...are we too neurotic or what?