The best blizzard ever

And you know how I love snow so if I’m saying this was the best snow, I really mean it.

My visitor (he needs a nickname, maybe) made it to NYC before the snow.

We ate here and drank here. And then it snowed, and snowed some more. I loved it.

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What’s the strangest thing…

What the strangest thing to happen to you during a waxing?

I ask because of something that occurred to me recently. There I was, lying completely exposed from the waist down, when the aesthetician stepped back and announced “cute one.”

I’m flattered, I guess? I laughed pretty hard.

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This happened at a dedicated waxing spot versus a room at a nail salon, if the context matters. I’ve been to this spot and this particular woman before.

Have you ever experienced something like this? I need to know.

Twitter Spotlight: @NYCEditorGal

Finally! The first Twitter Spotlight in ages. Hope you enjoy it.

NYCEditorGal (not her real name, obviously) is a real live book editor living working and living in – you guessed it! – New York City. Between her book chat, Bachelor viewing and Life in NYC tweets, I feel like I already know her. Hopefully we’ll meet soon.

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OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@NYCEditorGal: A sense of humor, intelligence, kindness, loyalty, selflessness. A little bit of hotness doesn’t hurt either.

Tim Riggins is one way to represent hotness

Tim Riggins is an option to represent hotness

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I wish

I wish one of you would go to the grocery store with me to physically prevent me from buying the avocados I never seem to eat before they rot.

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Do you like scary things?

Growing up, I loved the weekend TV show Tales from the Darkside* and movies like April Fool’s Day (sadly, only available on VHS).

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I like roller coasters and haunted houses and jumping off cliffs sometimes. If you need a friend to see a scary movie with you, I’m your girl. Most of my friends hate scary movies, it seems, so I guess it’s another way I’m weird.

The reason I’m telling you these things is to point out that I should have been watching The Fall for some time now. It’s suspenseful even though you know from the start who the bad guy is. It’s creepy. And I love it.

Jamie Dornan

Try not to hold that whole Fifty Shades thing against The Fall star, Jamie Dornan. Costar Gillian Anderson is excellent in her role and her wardrobe, while subtle, is enviable.

But, typical me, I was late to the party.

Season 3 is filming now and will air in late 2016 (so I hear). There’s time to catch up. Lots of it actually – I got through seasons 1 and 2 in less than 48 hours.

Have you watched The Fall? Let’s talk!

*The cast features lots of familiar names. OMG it’s on Amazon. I might have to buy it!

Your NYC must-do list

Remember my NYC to-do list?

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Now I need your help. As a visitor to NYC, what would you want to do? I have a special houseguest coming to spend the weekend and while I have a handle on where we’ll go each evening for food, drink and general merrymaking, I’m not sure what to do with mornings and afternoons.

My guest has been to New York before so I’m not thinking of obvious tourist attractions like Times Square (ugh) or the Empire State Building. And given that it’s January, planning is tricky.

Whether you’ve been to NYC a lot or a little, or if you’re a resident of the city, I’m eager to hear your suggestions. xo

The Bachelor returns

A new season of The Bachelor is about to begin so this is me right now:

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Was Ben my favorite?

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Nah, seems boring. Emma and Claire agree (listen here).

Ben is handsome but in a Ken doll kind of way. If something distinguishes him from your average bro, I haven’t seen it yet.

But I’ll be watching of course. I always do.

Of course, I’m not here for the right reasons. Unless you consider snark to be the right reason.

 

 

Here, herehere and here are some other recommended reading for show prep.