Monthly Archives: February 2013

Twitter Spotlight: Jennifer Peros

Would it be weird for me to say that I want to be Jen Peros when I grow up? Given that I’m older than her, yeah probably. But still!

Jen is a reporter for US Weekly. Yes, she makes a living investigating celebrity news, interviewing stars and going on television to share the latest scoops. Oh, and she met my preteen crush Rick Springfield.

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Jealous? I think I am.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@JenPeros: A tall, drink of handsome water who can laugh at everything with me, and at me sometimes, too. 

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Five things I would do if I owned a hotel

I travel a lot, particularly on business, so I spend a good amount of time in hotels. This year-to-date, I have spent approximately fifteen nights in hotels already.*

Here are five things I’d implement immediately if I ran a hotel.

1. Provide high quality hair dryers.

If you care about female business travelers, this is a must. I want to look good, but I don’t want to lug my Rusk Speed Freak in my suitcase, OK?

This evil little hair dryer pictured below is the worst-of-the-worst, but a Conair without heat control and a worn out motor doesn’t win a prize either.

evil little hair dryer

Hotels should treat quality hair dryers as an upsell opportunity like they do robes. If someone steals the hair dryer, add $250 to the bill. Easy.

2. Offer breakfast for room service 24/7. 

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Shame Sex

I think we all have someone in mind. A person we’d hook up with if presented with the opportunity…even if the person isn’t conventionally attractive.

They might even be kind of gross. Or insane.

Want to know who I’d have Shame Sex with?

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I went to Las Vegas

But more importantly, I went to Qua, the incredible spa at Caesars Palace.

Years ago when Qua first opened, a colleague treated me to a hot stone massage there and I have been trying to make my way back ever since. It’s such a beautiful place.

Via ILoveLasVegasmagazine

This time I sprang for a massage and my first-ever facial. Go ahead and make your That’s What She Said jokes now. Continue reading

“Did I overshare?” A guest post by @candacearm.

One of the coolest people in my life came into it through Twitter.

After lots of tweet conversations and then jumping to email, Candace aka @candacearm and I made plans to meet for brunch at Estadio. It felt a lot like a blind date, particularly to Candace, I think, because I was the first Twitter person she chose to meet offline.

Yes, I feel special still.

Candace is embarking on a big life change and has shared the process via social media. Does she regret that? Keep reading.

@candacearm

“WHYYY COULDN’T I JUST KEEP THIS TO MYSELF?? Why did I have to blab about it to everyone? Do you know how embarrassing it’s going to be when I have to tell everyone I didn’t get in?” Continue reading

My NYC To Do List – Item #12: Then She Fell

It has been a while since I did an NYC To Do List post. Item #11 can be found here.

I decided it’s time to add a new one!

Via Third Rail Projects and Time Out

Via Third Rail Projects and Time Out

One of my previous ‘To Dos’ was the interactive theater experience Sleep No More. I thought it was cool, even if it didn’t meet my very high expectations. Continue reading

I’m not a crazy cat lady

But I totally could be, if not for my allergies.

It doesn’t help that my college friend Erin does amazing work helping animals and posts pictures of her foundlings on Facebook. They all make me want to foster, if only I could.

Recently I went to YouTube and before my intended video, this ran. And I didn’t click to skip it when I could have.

Confession: I watched “Catalogue” again while drafting this post.

Alas, in spite of a good two years of allergy shots for this, that and the other thing, and taking Allegra 180 every single day, I’m still super allergic to animals. Recently I spent less than five minutes chatting with my neighbor at the threshold to her apartment, which houses a ragdoll cat, and by the time I returned to my own apartment, one of my eyes was swelling shut and the other wasn’t far behind.

Any notion of owning an awesome cat like Wendy Brandes’ Fitzroy quickly went out the window. I’m left to admire him from afar and watch cat videos on YouTube.

Yes, Mike Kelton, I know you hate this post.

This post is not sponsored by Fresh Step, Allegra or anyone else.