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Summer of Suck 2.0 – Part One: I have an adrenal mass

This is kind of a long story, one that doesn’t yet have an ending so I am opting to break it into parts. Here is Part 1 of who knows how many.

I’m not a Broadway person (other than this really) but recently, I keep find myself rewriting the lyrics to that famous song from Rent.


But instead of “minutes,” I’d say “blood tests, CT scans and doctor visits” because for the last two weeks, that has been my life.

Things were looking up, mostly.

I went on a fabulous vacation with friends. Though hard, I survived a year of sad anniversaries. I moved to a shiny new apartment and had a trip to Italy in my immediate future. Continue reading

Twitter Spotlight: Pat Kiernan

Pat Kiernan is a news anchor for NY1. Each morning, he updates viewers with news of the day, culled from various newspapers and delivered in his own unique style

Don’t miss his Sh*t Pat Kiernan Says video.

If you don’t live in the New York Metropolitan area, you’ve been missing out, but don’t fret: Pat’s new show Crowd Rules kicked off this week on CNBC.

All photos via Tim Hill

All photos via Tim Hill

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@patkiernan: Friendship, honesty, passion, persistence.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word) Continue reading

Twitter Spotlight: Jennifer Peros

Would it be weird for me to say that I want to be Jen Peros when I grow up? Given that I’m older than her, yeah probably. But still!

Jen is a reporter for US Weekly. Yes, she makes a living investigating celebrity news, interviewing stars and going on television to share the latest scoops. Oh, and she met my preteen crush Rick Springfield.


Jealous? I think I am.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@JenPeros: A tall, drink of handsome water who can laugh at everything with me, and at me sometimes, too. 

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic Continue reading

“I’m grateful my mentally ill aunt could never access a firearm”

My friend Julie, a liberal who is a contributor at Fox News (brave, right?), recently wrote this op-ed that required her to dig deep and share family secrets.

An excerpt:

My aunt was a good person – one of the most pure hearted people I knew. During her good days, she possessed a gentleness rarely found in adults. But it is a blessing that she never had access to a firearm.


Have a read and let me know what you think. Also, follow Julie on Twitter.


UPDATE below. And another on January 22, 2015

This is the creepiest story I have heard in a long time.

Would-Be Cannibal Cop

The suspect is a married cop with an OK Cupid profile, no less.

Via Gawker, the would-be cannibal cop is a prison chef. Oddly, his mom seems proud:

“He has mastered making pizza,” his mother, Elizabeth Valle, told the Daily News. The pizza is so good, she said, even the jail guards like to eat it.

What the hell?


The latest:

Apparently the would-be cannibal was on Match.com until recently when the company pulled his profile.

The highlights: he was looking for someone “non-judgmental” and a little kinky. He reportedly listed cooking as a favorite hobby.

OMG. Beware, women.


Police officer shot in Brooklyn

This happened last night. The officer is expected to survive, fortunately.

This is what I walked into today on my way to an appointment near the NYPD’s 90th precinct.


I was nervous. Was I walking into an active crime scene?

There was a crowd waiting so I asked. A suspect had been arrested and was expected to be transfered soon.


The waiting crowd was a cross-section of the neighborhood: white, black, latino, hasidic.


If you don’t know what it’s like to live in New York City, you might think this is a common occurrence. Or at least not a rarity. But I haven’t ever witnessed anything like it. I think a lot of people felt the same way and stuck around for a look.


Further proof that Richard Engel isn’t paid enough

Richard Engel treks 120 feet underground into Malian gold mine.

I’m not bogged down in fears. If I had to jump off a cliff, I would do so. If my survival depended on eating a three inch long roach, I’d find a way to choke that thing down.


But imagining being in a cramped, dark space underground does something awful to my ability to breathe.

Could you go into the mine if you had to? What’s your biggest fear?