Have you seen this?

TGIF, my friends. What do you have planned for the weekend? I’ll be home in NYC planning for next weekend’s trip to sunny Florida.

In the meantime, here are some fun/interesting/thought-provoking things I read recently.

You know I love Kanye. Dancing Kanye is even better.


What your cuddling habits say about your relationship. Honestly, I felt a bit melancholy as I read it (“oh! I miss how we used to stay connected in some small way while we slept…”) but ultimately I found the post sweet.

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Twitter Spotlight: Nikki Rappaport

I’m excited to feature Nikki Rappaport of Cupcakes for Breakfast in this week’s Twitter Spotlight. Nikki is friends with many of my DC favorites including @Tammy so it seems inevitable that we’ll meet someday. Hopefully soon!

While a lot of Nikki’s blog posts and tweets are about food, I also really like her home decor aesthetic. Don’t miss a peek at her cheerful apartment (tour here).

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Trying to become high maintenance and succeeding

After what felt like a long, un-fun week, I needed a weekend to recover.

How I felt this week. Via movieboozer.com

I’d post more about how hormones made me feel like a zombie with bad cramps, but I do hope to see a woman become President in my lifetime.

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I bought it: Helmut Lang Magna “Sweatshirt”

It’s like I just knew that winter wasn’t about to end anytime soon.

In February, I was browsing in Bloomingdale’s SoHo when I found the coat.

Helmut 2Black, substantial-feeling like a varsity jacket, fur-lined hood and on sale. A big sale. Even less than the Final Sale price above.

“MINE,” I thought.

It’s called the Magna sweatshirt, but that’s a bit of a misnomer. This is no sweatshirt. It’s warm and luxurious and just right for this long-ass winter we’re having in NYC.

The Magna seems to be sold out, but Amazon has a similar Helmut Lang coat (and for about half the regular price).

What can I say? I love coats.

Twitter Spotlight: Joanne Ross

Joanne is one of the nicest people I’ve never met. If you’re on Twitter, you know what I mean. Twitter friends are real.

Joanne, a lover of corgis and the Detroit Pistons, and I first connected thanks to NBA Twitter, but now she feels like a real life buddy.

One day soon, I hope, we’ll get to meet. For now, we’ll make do with a Twitter Spotlight.

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OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@JoannePistonFan: Dog lover, sports fan, and I love when people are able to laugh at themselves when something goes wrong.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@JoannePistonFan: Pragmatic.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@JoannePistonFan: My friends allow me to feel okay being myself–my weird, WEIRD self–, and will listen to anything from a serious rant to me giggling like a fool over an episode of Archer.

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@JoannePistonFan: I love the thought of an evening with my husband and dog, good food, and watching a Detroit sports team win.

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OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@JoannePistonFan: Being stuck in traffic.

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@JoannePistonFan: Arya Stark from Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@JoannePistonFan: Fajitas and coffee, but not together. I would prefer a margarita with fajitas.

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@JoannePistonFan: My iPhone, lip balm, DVR, coffeemaker, and does my dog count as a thing? It feels bizarre calling my dog a thing, so I will add my Pistons hat.

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What’s new with you, @Shankell?

I’m so excited to check in with Shannon Kelly. Her Twitter Spotlight was the first I ever did: number 4 to be exact.

ShannonShannon has lots of updates for us:

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Why has The Bachelor been SO good this season?

If you had told me I would someday call Chris Soules‘ season must-see TV, I would have laughed in your face. I thought “Prince Farming” was more like Prince Snoring.*

But I’m hooked. Here we are in season 19 of The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise and amazingly, ratings are way up.

I struggled to identify what has made this season so good. Fortunately Kristin Dos Santos investigated.

E OnlineNice work, everyone. Especially you, Millsy.

*Let’s face it: I watch every season.