Category Archives: Entertaining things

The return of The Bachelor

My Monday nights are spoken for once again. Please don’t suggest we go to dinner for the next few nights. I like dinner, and I probably (maybe) like you. But the answer will be no.

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The new Bachelor, Chris Soules, is a farmer from Iowa. He is looking for a wife to join him on the farm which, sadly, eliminated me from contention. Well, that plus my age (old) and present physical condition (semi-sloppy). But mostly it’s my city slicker-ness that kept me from auditioning for this season. Continue reading

Twitter Spotlight: Erin Kotecki Vest

In her life thus far, Erin Kotecki Vest aka @QueenofSpain is and has been many things. Social media strategist and broadcast journalist, two name two. And, as she puts it, she’s all of these things when not disabled by lupus.

Yeah, lupus. Learn more about it here. #Suckitlupus

Erin

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I am a New Year’s Eve early adopter (for once)

Every year, there’s angst. Where should I spend New Year’s Eve and with whom? NYE can be hell for the single and the unmarried.

Whatever. This year I feel great about my plans because my friends at Bowery Collective are throwing an elegant affair at my favorite hangout, Bowery Hotel.

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If you have joined me at Whiskey Washback or Arte Agave, you have some idea of what to expect. But this is New Year’s so it will be extra special. Snazzy even.

 

Come for the Champagne cocktail station or the scotch lounge with live jazz. Or just come to hang out with my friends and me.

Just don’t dare ask for a Coors Light, please.

Click here for full details.

 

Because my readers are awesome, I’m offering you a 40% discount on tickets. To get the discounted rate, use the promo code ‘Jen’. Tickets are available now here.

The discount will go away so don’t dilly-dally. See you on New Year’s Eve.

 

 

 

Twitter Spotlight: Kristen Baldwin

Kristen Baldwin and I connected on Twitter over – what else – our mutual enjoyment of TV. Yeah, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette included.

Her excuse is that she’s Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo TV (after an impressive nineteen-year run at Entertainment Weekly).

Me? I have no excuse. Let me just sit here for a minute imagining what it’s like to get paid to watch TV.

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Don’t miss Kristen’s answer to the question about a new question. It’s terrific. Continue reading

The Chicklette holiday gift guide

Unless you are new here, you know that I’m a grinch.

Sometimes the holidays sometimes make me cranky so no one is more surprised that I have created a gift guide than me.

Please enjoy. And maybe take it with a grain of salt.

For the friend who is a frequent traveler.

Via Despair.com

Via Despair.com

For your sister, the Solange wannabe.

For the grump in your life. h/t to @taniaha.

For the friend who watches Golden Girls reruns all winter long. Via Brandi Roberts’ Fantasy Floorplans.

For the narcissist you’re kind of dating, maybe.

For the vegan, gluten-free, soy-free friend.

For the coworker who never stops complaining about hating his job.

For the friend who loves to be shocking.

For the last person on earth without Amazon Prime.

In the comments, tell me about the hard-to-shop-for person in your life and maybe I’ll find the perfect gift. 

Twitter Spotlight: Prad Patel

I had already done a first draft of Londoner Prad Patel‘s Twitter Spotlight when something really cool happened: I got sick in London.

OK, that’s not the cool part (at all). The cool part is that Prad did a very sweet thing and sent me a care package at my London hotel.

Care package

Prad’s profile was already one of my favorites since I started featuring people I enjoy following on Twitter in that his answers were thorough and interesting and really made me think.

Twitter friends are real and don’t you doubt it.

Prad

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@pradip: A sense of adventure – I’m great at causing trouble or doing things which are risky, or which most people would blink twice at. Being around someone who doesn’t have that fear and is happy to hold my hand as I take a plunge is definitely what ticks my boxes.

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