Navel Gazing and Admiring Ahoy: Be Ye Warned

Thanks to YourTango’s twitter feed I found out that this here hot pink palace of awesome Bitchery was named one of the Top 100 Must Read Blogs by Women by blogtrepreneur.com. We’re #54, under Lifestyle and Entertainment.

Yay! We wouldn’t be near the top 100 if it weren’t for the hot-licious discussions we host, so thank you for making our site and community noteworthy.

I think we need new shirts in the Zazzle store that say: “Smart Bitches: it’s a lifestyle AND entertainment!”

We received another review from Keira at Love, Romance, Passion, which I’ve highlighted on our Book:Press page. You’ll notice we left room to respond to the reviews we quote. We plan on responding to any and all reviews we find. That does include any negative reviews, oh, yesssssss.

And, thanks to Angela James for the link via some crazy amount of Twittering involving a lot of @ signs, I have a link to Bookish Dilettante’s TOC Beat magazine cover mockup featuring Neelan from LexCycle, Tim O’Reilly, and holy shit, me, Angie and Kassia.

Ok, that’s so much self-admiration, I have to compensate by telling you something embarrassing about me as a teenager.

Did you read Tiger Beat? I had at least four or five issues, though I had really no interest in Kirk Cameron or any of the Coreys. I was all about Chad Allen, who at the time was on Our House with Shannen Doherty, and later came out of the closet proclaiming that no matter what Tiger Beat said, he was not that into me, or any other girl for that matter. Not that this stopped me from clipping an article about “Luscious Chad’s Fun Facts!” And keeping it in my wallet for, like, 10 years.

Yes, I did just look to see if it’s in my present wallet. No, it’s not. No, really. It’s not.

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  1. 1
    Cat Marsters says:

    That’s okay, I kept a picture of James Marsters as Spike in my wallet since he appeared on Buffy right up until, um, now.

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    SamG says:

    I am officially decrepit….the Tiger Beats I read had Shawn and Leif…

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    rebyj says:

    SamG I’m so old I remember Michael Jackson and Donnie Osmond on the covers. LOL

    The TOC beat mockup cover was great. It’d sell like hotcakes!

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    Julie Leto says:

    SamG, I’m as old as you.  My mother could have saved on wallpaper if she’d just let me use all the pictures of Shawn Cassidy I’d ripped out of Tiger Beat.

    Not that I want your book to get any bad reviews, but I’m almost hoping you get at least one just so I can see how you respond to it!

    I can’t wait to read the book!!

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    Silver James says:

    Okay. I have you all beat. I had Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter “Herman’s Hermits” Noone.

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    cecilia says:

    I had Tiger Beats and Teen Beats galore, mostly featuring Matt Dillon and C. Thomas Howell, both of whom sometimes disturbingly looked like they had a bit of lipgloss on.  Happy days.

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    Jill S. says:

    Hey, congrats on the 100 Must Read Blogs!!!

    Oh and I LOVED Chad.  However I also loved Jason Priestley …

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    Marilyn says:

    Okay. I have you all beat. I had Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter “Herman’s Hermits” Noone.

    OMG I was just googling Dave Clark (DC5) and Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) this morning. My very first concert was Herman’s Hermits. Sigh I’m damn old!

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    Becca says:

    My mother could have saved on wallpaper if she’d just let me use all the pictures of Shawn Cassidy I’d ripped out of Tiger Beat.

    We’re doing just that in my daughter’s room. You can’t tell the color of the paint for the posters of Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness, and Johnny Depp.

    On the whole, my daugher has better taste in her pinups than I did at her age.

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    DS says:

    Heck, much to my mother’s displeasure I bought Tiger Beat, but I used to scour the magazines for anything related to Dark Shadows.

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    Tina C. says:

    I had Tiger Beat & Teen Beats.  My particular love was Robby Benson, but I collected quite a number of Parker Stevenson and Tom Wopat pictures, too.  The highlight of the latter’s pictorial shrine was the autograph that I got when he came to a local auto show.  He was there with the General Lee—you know, Dukes of Hazard.  I was all of 13 and could barely get the word “hello” out when he signed my little piece of paper!

    I met him again about 12 or so years later when he was attempting to start a country music career.  I was working as a waitress at the NCO Club in Germany and he came and played there.  He wasn’t a bad singer, but somehow I’m thinking that it didn’t make his night when I (a 25-or-so-year-old woman) blurted out, “Oh, it’s so nice to meet you.  You won’t remember me, but I got your autograph when I was 13-years-old—and you still look great!” when I took him a beer.  Walking away, I tried to think if I could have something that made him feel even older, but I don’t think so.

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    SonomaLass says:

    I’m with Silver James and Marilyn.  The Monkees, the Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Paul Revere and the Raiders.  And DAVID Cassidy, not his pipsqueak brother.

    Wow.  50 in less than four months.

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    Elizabeth Wadsworth says:

    My mother could have saved on wallpaper if she’d just let me use all the pictures of Shawn Cassidy I’d ripped out of Tiger Beat.

    We’re doing just that in my daughter’s room. You can’t tell the color of the paint for the posters of Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness, and Johnny Depp.

    On the whole, my daugher has better taste in her pinups than I did at her age.

    Ha!  Your daughter has great taste.  I remember Tiger Beat from the Seventies, when it featured people like Shaun and David Cassidy, but I never bought it—I was into horror and mystery rather than pinups.

    spamword:  near71.  I’m not nearing 71 yet, but I am approaching forty from the other side.

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    Michele says:

    For me it was Bop! and Tiger Beat for anything on Duran Duran. And I did wallpaper my bedrom with Duran Duran in my tween/teen years- I have pictures to prove it. Gotta love the 80’s.

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    Karen W. says:

    Oh, I loved “Tiger Beat” and all the teen magazines.  I was madly in love with Bobby Sherman as a little girl in the late ‘60s, and I went on to the Donny Osmond and Andy Gibb.  I still think we had better teen idols than the kids do today! ;-)

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    Ishie says:

    We’re doing just that in my daughter’s room. You can’t tell the color of the paint for the posters of Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness, and Johnny Depp.

    Mine were New Kids on the Block, Hammer, and Fred Savage.

    I am *so* ashamed right now…

    My word: ‘him98’.  No, by 98, my tastes had drastically improved.

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    ev says:

    We’re doing just that in my daughter’s room. You can’t tell the color of the paint for the posters of Doctor Who, Captain Jack Harkness, and Johnny Depp.

    Personally, I think it is in the DNA. I have been slowly taking down her posters of Johnny, Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls and Nirvana to send to her at college (I am taking over the room damnit!) whilst my room was papered with Donny, Bobby Sherman, the Monkees (all of them, refused to be picky) and god who knows anymore.

    She even has them on her ceiling. Trying to get them down without ripping them is sooo much fun. Marilyn Manson was the first to go- ick.

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    Nancy says:

    Awww Tiger Beat. Them some good memories. Bop too! Kirk, Luke Perry, Jason Priestly, New Kids, and yes, some yummy Chad.

    I love Dr. Quinn re-runs and will be getting the DVD’s all for poor angsty Matthew! Not that I’d throw Sully out for eating crackers in bed, mind.

    Our burgeoning introduction to man candy. Them was some good days.

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    Strategerie says:

    My blog, The Little Pink Clubhouse, is also on the list. It is a great honor to share the “Top 100” list with the Bitchery! We all deserve it, don’t we?

    In the meantime, I wrote them and explained that the only author of my blog is moi, but somehow, this didn’t seem to translate. ;-)

    Again, ladies, congratulations!
    -S

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