Aaron Paul. Fortunately there’s a whole BuzzFeed section dedicated to him.
Before I got hooked on Breaking Bad, I didn’t get the fuss. Continue reading
What should I wear with them?
I almost bought these Steve Madden boots before spotting the Bussolas. The Steve Madden pair was a little cheaper, but far less comfortable. Plus I preferred the extra buckles.
What will you be buying for fall?
Clearly Gap doesn’t read my blog. If they did, they’d know how I feel about jeggings. At my age and all.
— Gap (@Gap) September 6, 2013
I don’t wear jeggings. I have tried them on and felt like an anatomical model.
But it’s the only appropriate phrase I could come up with for this post.
In recent years, I have been blessed [ha!] with great storage space, much more than is normal for city life. These are two of my four closets in my present apartment.
The issue is that I have expanded to fill the space, all while doing a bit of unfortunate expanding myself. Stupid thirties. As a result, I have too many pairs of expensive jeans that no longer fit occupying under-the-bed boxes stashed in various parts of my apartment. The closets are full.
I hung onto the jeans, figuring I’d get my act together and lose the weight.
Here’s the thing: I neglected to account for the fact that as I inch closer to forty, low-rise jeans would be the last damn thing I wanted to wear. It’s hard to remember how or why I ever wore jeans with a six or seven inch rise. Also, some of the jeans are white.
Those days are over. Good riddance, youth.
[PS If you're young, thinner than me and might want to buy some Citizens of Humanity and 7 for All Mankind jeans cheap, email BadChicklette at Gmail]
In a word, yes.
I knew that from my own experiences, but a recent Jeff Probst Show repeat drove the point home.
Jeff had chef and TV personality Devin Alexander on the show to test the skills and approaches of three different matchmakers. Devin is beautiful, successful, apparently personable, 41 years old and apparently needs help in the dating and relationship department.
I can relate.*
*Note: I am not calling myself beautiful, successful, personable or 41, only likening myself to her in the SEND HELP sense.
One matchmaker set her up with a 29 year old man (!) who works in the spirits industry. Career-wise, it’s perfectly legitimate but what 41 year old relationship-seeking woman is going to be psyched to date someone whose job essentially requires him to be out most nights?
There’s also a big difference between 29 and 41 for most people – not all – with regard to life experiences.
Another matchmaker brought in an attractive man who appeared to have a nice demeanor, almost a little shy. I believe he was a tech entrepreneur. He was also 34 years old and lived in Buffalo. Yes, Buffalo.
Is that where the eligible men are hiding? If so, guess I’ll be staying single.
No offense Buffalo.
Color me excited.
Each week for the Twitter Spotlight, I ask a participant for his or her favorite literary character. Some are highbrow. If I were being interviewed, my answer would almost certainly be Bridget Jones.
I love her as an imperfect heroine.
Do I dare to hope the new book will be good (or at least a guilty pleasure)?
The new book comes out October 15 – just one day before my birthday.
It ended too soon. I have never heard anyone say otherwise about My So-Called Life.
But by only lasting one perfect season – just nineteen awesome episodes – MSCL* never overstayed its welcome. It left fans wanting more, and also with so many questions.
Did Jordan become Angela’s boyfriend? If so, how confusing was the sex, how quickly did she outgrow him and how long did it take her to act on that?
When did Rayanne make her first trip to rehab?
Did Angela’s dad ditch her mom for Hallie Lowenthal?
Did Tino ever show up? He owns a mega-club in Vegas now, right?
Is Rickie happy, wherever he is? I hope so.
Is this picture Claire and Jared as @nymag portrayed or really Angela and Jordan?
My So-Called Life is actually how I first learned about fan fiction.
At Pies & Thighs for brunch with @mfeige recently, we talked about how Claire Danes as Angela was great practice for her Carrie cry face on Homeland. The conversation turned to Rickie Vasquez aka Wilson Cruz and when I got home, I was sure to look him up to see what he’s doing.
Maybe Netflix could commission a reunion Arrested Development-style? I’ll initiate a Kickstarter. Tomorrow.
*Haven’t seen MSCL? You can watch each episode on Hulu. Please do it so that I have more people with whom to discuss it.
I was shocked.
My skin and hair tend to be dry and yet I still wash my hair three to four times per week–more frequently if I go to the gym.
Unless I get a professional blowout, Day 1 tends to be my best hair day.
Day 2 requires decisions: do I go over it with a flat iron? Do I dampen my hair and wear it wavy, making the most of whatever happened during wild sleeping? Do re-blowdry the hair around my face?
Sometimes it’s just easier to wash and start over!
This week I made a conscious effort to see how long I could go without shampooing and conditioning my hair, washing it Tuesday morning. By Thursday, I was brushing my hair approximately hourly. I wanted so badly to hop in a shower and scrub my scalp and hair.
And truly, my hair looked like crap. By noon, it was in a sloppy ponytail.
How often do you wash your hair?
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How cool is this?
Chrissy always looks fabulous so I was expecting her lip gloss to be Chanel, or maybe Bobbi Brown. Nope.
“Amway!” she revealed. You can buy light-up lipgloss (and other items) from her here
Note: not a sponsored post. Just a cool tip I wanted to share.