Category Archives: etc.

If you don’t love dogs, you are the devil

I stepped out of the elevator and was immediately accosted by a lumbering black lab.

“Oh. I guess I’m here on Bring Your Dog to Work Day.” When I sat down to wait for my meeting to begin, the lab took the opportunity to push his snout up my skirt. Continue reading

Odds and Ends

While I’m still recovering from New Year’s Eve – STILL! – here are some tidbits I want to share that don’t fit anywhere else. Enjoy!

Remember when I posted about sabrage? Jason and Amy Storch (aka Amalah, whose blog I love) tried it at home on New Year’s Eve and the results were hilarious.


I spotted this coat in Stone Flower‘s Williamsburg location and it reminded me so much of my Kate Spade Suzette coat, bow and all. This coat doesn’t have the same level of detail, but for $125, it’s a cute option. Continue reading

Ups and Downs – 2014

When I see friends post “good riddance 2014” or “best year ever!” I scratch my head. Good things happened this year. So did not-so-good things.

But that’s every year. That’s life.

2014 kicked off with snow, cold temperatures, travel and food.

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I tried Pure Barre. I considered Botox, but got these shots instead. I ate and ate some more. Travel was a constant, but I mostly liked it.

I got completely fooled (and found it hilarious). Continue reading

What made “Serial” work

onechicklette:

Interesting take on the unique approach of Serial.

Originally posted on Tommy Tomlinson:

ALERT WARNING ALERT: Spoilers from the last episode of “Serial” below. STOP NOW if you don’t want to know how it ends.

Here’s my Journalism 101 question about “Serial“: If Sarah Koenig had done the exact same reporting without anyone seeing it, and she took what she found to NPR — or most any other publication — would they have published the story?

Probably not.

She didn’t find enough doubt to spring Adnan Syed. She didn’t find enough evidence against the mysterious Jay, or anyone else, to reopen the case of the murder of Hae Min Lee. She said what she believes — “most of the time, I think he didn’t do it” — but in the end, she had to shrug her shoulders.

At most publications, including the ones I’ve worked for, I think most people would’ve stuck her notes in a drawer and moved on.

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I try not to bore you but…

Search terms are like dreams: the only ones people care about are their own. The only people who get dream analysis from me are my nearest and dearest, you hear?

But this one was too bizarre not to share.

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What the what?!

PS I *did* meet Chrissy Teigen, and I did post about Aaron Paul so the search terms are not totally screwy.

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.