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

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.

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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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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

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More about Serial

Recently I broke some news to Adrienne aka @full_of_moxie over brunch: Adnan of Serial got married – and divorced apparently – in prison.

Then she gave me quite a look when I told her I think Adnan did it.

Things got slightly better when I also said I didn’t think he should have been convicted. But I still might be on Friend Probation; Adrienne didn’t hug me good-bye post-brunch.

Serial wrapped up and I’m left with a sense of “now what?”

Anyway…yes, I’m still thinking about Serial a lot. And I’m not the only one. There’s a content-packed subreddit that would be glad to take a week – or a month – of your free time.

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Hometown Tinder is a Don’t

When I went home to Scranton for Thanksgiving, I learned a hard lesson.

It was late at night and I was lying in the black lacquer bed I picked out when I was twelve or thirteen. I didn’t open Tinder looking for love. Nay, I figured that Tinderers of Scranton would provide fine fodder for Why Did You Put That on Tinder??

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