Category Archives: Entertaining things

As a picky eater, I LOVED this

Have you seen this Jimmy Fallon bit with Blake Shelton?

As I have told you before here, here and here, I am a somewhat picky eater (and yes, I’m embarrassed about it). I’ll eat sushi rolls and have had sashimi, but that uni shooter would NEVER HAPPEN.

Do you like your bananas frozen?

Of course you do. Who doesn’t appreciate a frozen banana? How about a blender drink?


My friends at Bowery Collective recognized that and created a new event: BoCo Resort. Thanks to them, I’ll be looking ahead to summer with a cocktail in my hand–at least one of them will surely come from Brugal Rum’s daiquiri cart.

Therapi Band will be on-site playing reggae and more.

The details:

Sunday, May 15 at 2pm
Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York City

Care to join? Click here for tickets. Use my code “Jen” for 20% off.


Hope to see you on the Bowery Hotel terrace May 15th!

I met another Twitter friend and this time it was @JunDishes

There we were at The Little Owl, Noah, Davy, Jun and me, squeezed into a corner table. Hugs had been exchanged, and orders placed. We chattered away, particularly Jun and me, until Davy spoke up.

“You two have never met before?” Davy asked Jun and me.

“Nope, but it doesn’t feel that way,” I responded, smiling.

Juns visit

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And now for something cute

Hi. It’s me again. Your friend, Debbie Downer.

At some point, I’ll post about the why and the what. But for now I thought I would share some pics and vids that were really popular on Twitter.


Yep, it’s more kitten therapy. He, named Tupac by the lovely staff of PS9 Pets, is a street rescue of approximately four weeks. Continue reading

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.


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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Do you like scary things?

Growing up, I loved the weekend TV show Tales from the Darkside* and movies like April Fool’s Day (sadly, only available on VHS).


I like roller coasters and haunted houses and jumping off cliffs sometimes. If you need a friend to see a scary movie with you, I’m your girl. Most of my friends hate scary movies, it seems, so I guess it’s another way I’m weird.

The reason I’m telling you these things is to point out that I should have been watching The Fall for some time now. It’s suspenseful even though you know from the start who the bad guy is. It’s creepy. And I love it.

Jamie Dornan

Try not to hold that whole Fifty Shades thing against The Fall star, Jamie Dornan. Costar Gillian Anderson is excellent in her role and her wardrobe, while subtle, is enviable.

But, typical me, I was late to the party.

Season 3 is filming now and will air in late 2016 (so I hear). There’s time to catch up. Lots of it actually – I got through seasons 1 and 2 in less than 48 hours.

Have you watched The Fall? Let’s talk!

*The cast features lots of familiar names. OMG it’s on Amazon. I might have to buy it!

The Bachelor returns

A new season of The Bachelor is about to begin so this is me right now:

Jessie Spano

Was Ben my favorite?

Via ABC/JustJared

Nah, seems boring. Emma and Claire agree (listen here).

Ben is handsome but in a Ken doll kind of way. If something distinguishes him from your average bro, I haven’t seen it yet.

But I’ll be watching of course. I always do.

Of course, I’m not here for the right reasons. Unless you consider snark to be the right reason.



Here, herehere and here are some other recommended reading for show prep.