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The best blizzard ever

And you know how I love snow so if I’m saying this was the best snow, I really mean it.

My visitor (he needs a nickname, maybe) made it to NYC before the snow.

We ate here and drank here. And then it snowed, and snowed some more. I loved it.

Snow crop

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What’s the strangest thing…

What the strangest thing to happen to you during a waxing?

I ask because of something that occurred to me recently. There I was, lying completely exposed from the waist down, when the aesthetician stepped back and announced “cute one.”

I’m flattered, I guess? I laughed pretty hard.

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This happened at a dedicated waxing spot versus a room at a nail salon, if the context matters. I’ve been to this spot and this particular woman before.

Have you ever experienced something like this? I need to know.

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

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Your NYC must-do list

Remember my NYC to-do list?

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Now I need your help. As a visitor to NYC, what would you want to do? I have a special houseguest coming to spend the weekend and while I have a handle on where we’ll go each evening for food, drink and general merrymaking, I’m not sure what to do with mornings and afternoons.

My guest has been to New York before so I’m not thinking of obvious tourist attractions like Times Square (ugh) or the Empire State Building. And given that it’s January, planning is tricky.

Whether you’ve been to NYC a lot or a little, or if you’re a resident of the city, I’m eager to hear your suggestions. xo

In lieu of a 2015 year in review post

In the past, I have posted about the highs and lows of the prior year. But in 2015, I experienced some of the lowest lows of my life. You lovely friends have been so supportive. Why would I make you relive all of that heartache?

So in lieu of a review of my 2015, here’s a little peek into how I spent New Year’s Eve.

I took a selfie before leaving, mostly to show my mother that I was alive and attempting to mask illness with lots of makeup and a salon blowout.

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(Sources: lipstick, dress, rings by Swarovski-buy via Ebates for cash back)

I arrived a little early to check out the set-up and find our table. As usual, Bowery Collective did a wonderful job.

At this point, I’m aiming to remember not the pain of 2015, but instead the fact that when I leaned on my friends, they were present for me. I’m grateful for that.

On to 2016.

Clever post title TK

h/t to Jennifer Mendelsohn

I’ve been trying to draft some clever, thought-provoking posts. A post to make you laugh perhaps. Something that sums up the year in a witty way. And nothing to do with grief – for once.

But, nope! It just hasn’t happened.

I have lots of thoughts and, as usual, a desire to share them, but right now, everything in my head is a bit…scattered. Plus if I take the time to think, you might end up with more sad posts like this.

Plane view

Part of it has been my recent travel schedule–Sacramento, San Francisco/Walnut Creek, LA, DC and the Scranton area for Thanksgiving. Fortunately none of my Thanksgiving fears came true. Continue reading

Just call me the New Year’s Eve fairy

It’s only early December. If you’re a normal person – aka not me – you haven’t started stressing about making plans for New Year’s Eve.

But if you’re a weirdo like me, you want to lock it in. You don’t want to be left out, without something fun to do. Or maybe you just want to resist temptation to do nothing but watch New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from the comfort of your couch.

This is how I spent last New Year’s Eve with friends. Pretty swank, eh?

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We had a dedicated server who made sure we always had cocktails and food from the various stations AND a butler–who was so young and handsome; I probably complimented him a bit too much, poor guy. Continue reading