A letter to Dr. Oz and other good reads and clicks

I’m no fan of Dr. Oz so I found the #OzsInBox reaction hilarious. I really like the way Dr. Jen Gunter laid this out.

HuffPo laid out the top 50 cities to see in your lifetime. How many have you visited?

Yahoo’s guide to locations featured in Serial. Is it creepy that they included this in the Travel section? I think so.

This Shoshanna jumpsuit is gorgeous.

Image via Shoshanna and Saks

Have you seen #babycat?

Are you crafty? (note: not for the easily offended)

Uber: are you deleting it?

New York City is not a cold place

Empire

I had just crossed 34th Street at Park Avenue en route to the subway. Something made me look back to the north side of the street. That’s when I saw her.

The woman was lying on the sidewalk, her body stiff and twitching. I ran back across the street. I don’t remember checking for traffic.

While another woman called 911, I dropped to the sidewalk next to the woman who was still seizing, her lips turning blue. Continue reading

My twenty questions about @serial

This post contains spoilers so if you aren’t listening to Serial now, but might, stop reading!

It was @courtyforrest who first told me about Serial, the podcast presently sweeping the world. Courtney has made me aware of other good stuff in the past so I tuned in soon after.

I forget what I was doing while simultaneously listening to Serial Episode 1 in which host Sarah Koenig lays out both what Serial will be and the details of a closed case in Baltimore County involving the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee.

Via Reddit

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I went to London

London is awesome.

Even sick. I sampled the United Kingdom’s very best over-the-counter drugs.

Sick tableau

It could have been worse. I was the kind of sick you work through, not sick in bed. When I wasn’t working, I snapped a few photos.

I stayed at the elegant Landmark in Marylebone, and enjoyed meals at Roka, The Grazing Goat, and Coco Momo. And for the most part, I paid a pretty penny–London is not cheap!

Twitter Spotlight: Prad Patel

I had already done a first draft of Londoner Prad Patel‘s Twitter Spotlight when something really cool happened: I got sick in London.

OK, that’s not the cool part (at all). The cool part is that Prad did a very sweet thing and sent me a care package at my London hotel.

Care package

Prad’s profile was already one of my favorites since I started featuring people I enjoy following on Twitter in that his answers were thorough and interesting and really made me think.

Twitter friends are real and don’t you doubt it.

Prad

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@pradip: A sense of adventure – I’m great at causing trouble or doing things which are risky, or which most people would blink twice at. Being around someone who doesn’t have that fear and is happy to hold my hand as I take a plunge is definitely what ticks my boxes.

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I love tee vee (just not British TV)

*Downton Abbey excluded.

I’ll never be one of those people who say dismissively “oh, I don’t watch television.” (Or worse, “I don’t own a television.”)

In fact, I can’t even see myself ever giving up cable even though it’s all the rage to do so in favor of some combination of Hulu and Apple TV and online…like, stuff. So much of my TV viewing is done passively–my beloved Law & Order marathons on in the background while I work, blog, sleep, read and pretty much anything else.

Here in London, I’ve been struggling to find something to have on in the background during the times when I’m at my hotel. An American might think British TV would be all Masterpiece Theatre 24/7, right? Continue reading