Category Archives: Entertaining things

My favorite James Corden segment (not Carpool Karaoke!)

I really like James Corden and his show. Let’s face it – most things are genuinely better with a British accent.

Corden’s Carpool Karaoke segments get a lot of love, but it’s this Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts video that cracked me up more. As a picky eater, I cringed too

 

I thought it would be a basic Truth or Dare-type bit where the dare is to eat something gross. However it’s so much better than that. The questions are beyond awkward to answer – for example, Niall Horan is asked “who is your least favorite member of One Direction?”

This iteration of the bit is even better because it’s two versus two–if your teammate declines to answer, you both eat the gross item.

I thought we could all use a laugh right now. Enjoy!

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?

Update: the 2017 BoCo Resort event is May 21. Get your tickets here and use promo code Jen for 20% off.

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

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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.

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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.

Purrito

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.

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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

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word) Continue reading

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).

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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.

 

Movie to see: Spotlight

After a delicious dinner at GG’s with Adrienne – and sadly, for me, too much red wine, Saturday night called for a mellow, alcohol-free evening.

“Nitehawk?” Katie asked.

“Yes!” I replied.

Nitehawk is a wonderful theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Excellent food and cocktails in addition to interesting movies. It’s my favorite place to see a movie these days.

We went to see Spotlight, described by IMDB as “the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.”

While the subject matter is heavy, heartbreaking stuff, the film finds lighter moments by illustrating the camaraderie among journalists. And the cast, including Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and dreamy Liev Schreiber, is excellent – I’ll be shocked if the film doesn’t get a lot of love during award season.

Via Wikipedia

Pic of my crush Liev via Wikipedia

What’s new with you, @AbbyDraper?

Finally – a new blog post! And it’s a fun one. A Twitter Spotlight update.

When I featured Abby Draper here back in the day, we hadn’t yet met. Fortunately we fixed that this year and you can read about it here. One of these days, she might even get me to SoulCycle. Maybe.


 

When Jennifer told me it has been two years since my Twitter Spotlight I didn’t believe her. When I re-read the piece and sat down to write this update, I actually am bemused at what has happened in what feels like such a short amount of time.

First, for all of the single men reading this, I have gotten way hotter and way funnier and way more single. Wink, wink.

Abby

Now that that’s out of the way – here are seven highlights from my life since I last contributed. When I write “listicles” I try to stick with seven because five is too short and ten is too long, in case you were wondering about the random number. Continue reading