The vacation after the vacation (but before the vacation)

I didn’t intend to take last week off from blogging – swear. But I got back from Florida and that’s what happened.

Siesta

I effectively took a blog vacation after this vacation and before an upcoming work trip to Los Angeles and then the Jamaican vacation when Candace and Jay get married.

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My roommate met Brandon from Humans of New York

My roommate Katie recently spotted Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York in Chelsea. I was excited for her, impressed that she spotted him and a little jealous to boot.

“Did you ever see the pics from the time you spotted the Humans of New York guy?” I asked my roommate Katie.

“Uh, yeah. It was the one with the young girl coming to New York to meet the 55 year old guy she met on a BDSM site,” Katie said.

“Noooooo!”

Alas, yes.

“I interrupted an awkward conversation,” she added. “Brandon was awesome and we hugged.”

I love HONY, as it’s known, for its ability to remind me of the breadth of the human experience. And I’m not alone: HONY has 12.5 million Facebook fans, 2.7 million Instagram followers and two successful books (with another one on its way this fall).

But I do wish Katie had been able to meet Brandon on this day instead!

This adorable pic is the property of Humans of New York

This adorable pic is the property of Humans of New York

 

 

Twitter Spotlight: Sabina Hitchen

How could I not feature someone whose professional title is Chief Excitement Officer?! That’s Sabina aka @SabinaKnows.

CEO

Sabina, co-founder of Tin Shingle, is my Brooklyn neighbor. I admire her enthusiasm for entrepreneurship – hers and that of others. Here’s your chance to get to know Sabina.

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It’s like Spotify is trying to get me fired

I listen to Spotify most days at work. The app messed with my work computer so I deleted it and now use my iPad or phone to listen instead.

But I may need to re-jigger that because…

Spotify And…

Spotify, are you trying to get me fired? Or maybe just talked about in whispers? Jeez.

Update (3/25/2015): this popped up on the Spotify app today.

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Young Chicklette loved to sleep too

I asked my mother if she could dig up any of my childhood journals. Recently she delivered.

My eighth grade journal was apparently started as a part of a school assignment. I can tell because each entry includes a vocabulary word which I would helpfully underline. As a result, though, the entries in this journal are 1. brief and 2. not juicy. Fortunately there are more journals coming.

You’ll be glad to know that one of my key personality traits emerged early: I have been a lady of leisure since the beginning.

JournalIn my defense, by eighth grade, I was in dance classes and rehearsals at least ten hours per week. On top of that, I was relatively serious about school and involved in activities like cheerleading and piano lessons.

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Give a girl the weekend to nestle in bed, OK?

Sadly, my handwriting has only deteriorated. Hooray for email!

Have you seen this?

TGIF, my friends. What do you have planned for the weekend? I’ll be home in NYC planning for next weekend’s trip to sunny Florida.

In the meantime, here are some fun/interesting/thought-provoking things I read recently.

You know I love Kanye. Dancing Kanye is even better.


What your cuddling habits say about your relationship. Honestly, I felt a bit melancholy as I read it (“oh! I miss how we used to stay connected in some small way while we slept…”) but ultimately I found the post sweet.

Image by rozin.abbas for TrendyJoe

Image by rozin.abbas for TrendyJoe

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