Category Archives: Entertaining things

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

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word) Continue reading

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).

Talesfromdarkside

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!

The Bachelor returns

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

Jessie Spano

Was Ben my favorite?

Via ABC/JustJared

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.

 

Movie to see: Spotlight

After a delicious dinner at GG’s with Adrienne – and sadly, for me, too much red wine, Saturday night called for a mellow, alcohol-free evening.

“Nitehawk?” Katie asked.

“Yes!” I replied.

Nitehawk is a wonderful theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Excellent food and cocktails in addition to interesting movies. It’s my favorite place to see a movie these days.

We went to see Spotlight, described by IMDB as “the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.”

While the subject matter is heavy, heartbreaking stuff, the film finds lighter moments by illustrating the camaraderie among journalists. And the cast, including Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and dreamy Liev Schreiber, is excellent – I’ll be shocked if the film doesn’t get a lot of love during award season.

Via Wikipedia

Pic of my crush Liev via Wikipedia

What’s new with you, @AbbyDraper?

Finally – a new blog post! And it’s a fun one. A Twitter Spotlight update.

When I featured Abby Draper here back in the day, we hadn’t yet met. Fortunately we fixed that this year and you can read about it here. One of these days, she might even get me to SoulCycle. Maybe.


 

When Jennifer told me it has been two years since my Twitter Spotlight I didn’t believe her. When I re-read the piece and sat down to write this update, I actually am bemused at what has happened in what feels like such a short amount of time.

First, for all of the single men reading this, I have gotten way hotter and way funnier and way more single. Wink, wink.

Abby

Now that that’s out of the way – here are seven highlights from my life since I last contributed. When I write “listicles” I try to stick with seven because five is too short and ten is too long, in case you were wondering about the random number. Continue reading

Guest post: To Make Ends Meat, Don’t Turn Your Back on any Electrical Outlets

By @taniaha. Read more Guest Posts here and here.

When I was a kid, I was terrified of walking on a boardwalk or pier, convinced that I would slip through the half-inch crack between the boards and plunge into the ocean. I also believed that a person’s race dictated the color of dog one could own.

Knowing I couldn’t be the only person who had labored under this type of delusion, I posed the question on Facebook – what was something dumb or silly you believed as a child? Close to 30 people responded with their own childhood misconceptions and stories of confusion, which ranged from odd to hilarious.

THA

Did we all at one time believe the bathtub drain could actually suck us down?

Some themes bubbled to the top: Continue reading