I am so impressed by entrepreneurs. The courage it must take to strike out on one’s own!
Carol Blymire is one of these brave souls. She has her own business.
But thanks to Twitter I also know that she was in a Rush cover band, practices Transcendental Meditation and has a super-cute dog, Dexter.
You guys really liked my friend Candace’s recent guest post. Fortunately, she has volunteered another, this time about what it means to go home.
The more you like and comment on this post, the more likely Candace will post more. Hint, hint.
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My parents moved from my hometown of Alpharetta, GA when I graduated from high school. That meant that when I went to visit them, I wasn’t going…
Twenty-five pairs of eyes stare back at me.
A young man in front asks question after question, all of which sound less like questions and more like statements meant to make him seem smarter than the instructor.
The instructor who is me.
I have taken on a new project recently teaching a class at a local university. For obvious reasons, I can’t share too many details. But I wanted to let you know…
Given that my name is Jennifer, I haven’t had too many experiences with Starbucks baristas spelling it wrong. Well, beyond the occasional “Jeniffer.”
This video imagines a more nefarious motivation behind the misspellings (to hilarious effect).
Note: some NSFW language.
First, let me get the bad news out of the way: Captain Lee is spoken for. As in married.
The enigmatic silver fox is pretty dreamy so I wasn’t all that surprised. Who doesn’t love the strong, silent type!
I became a fan of Bravo’s Down Underat the gym. Marathons of Season 1 made my time on the treadmill and eliptical go by much faster. I wasn’t aware of yachtie culture and quickly got…
Maybe it’s the medicine I’m on since my head injury.
(I googled it after the fact and learned the pill is an old school, tricyclic antidepressant. No wonder I’m so happy!)
This was just the beginning.
I also decided I needed this bag for…
It looks much lighter in person, I think. And I’ll use undereye concealer in the future.
My astute friend Liz suggested that we try Root & Bone, the new restaurant Eater had recently proclaimed to have the best fried chicken in NYC. I didn’t need to be persuaded.
The East Village space is tiny and quirky, as is typical for Alphabet City. The restaurant offers two small bars, reserving both for diners not drinkers. Although drinking is suggested too.
We started with drinks (good ones,…
When I listened to the Kane Show on Hot 99.5 during the years I lived in DC, I never thought I would have the chance to feature The one-and-only Samy in the Twitter Spotlight.
But then I connected with Sarah Fraser and fell in friend-love with her while she lived in the NYC area. Sarah has since moved back to DC where she has returned to the radio via 107.3 FM’s Sarah, Ty and Mel Show. And guess…
My Friday started with an MRI.
(You’re probably wondering “how does that qualify as a treat?” Just trust me.)
After I got my head examined, I had to run some other personal errands so I took the day off. It was a beautiful day in NYC – very unlike our typical Augusts – and I was feeling better than I have most days since the concussion.
Last Friday was also payday. It felt like a perfect Treat…
A place called Aroma did a really mean thing to me.
“What did they do to dear One Chicklette?!” you’re probably asking yourself, feeling outraged. I appreciate that, you know.
This is what Aroma did: They stopped offering MY FAVORITE SALAD! How horrible of them, right?
During our last day in Kenya, we visited our host Mercy’s sister Rose’s home in Nairobi. Rose organized a lovely luncheon for our gang and invited some of her friends to join so we could get acquainted with some non-Maasai Kenyans.
While I was at Rose’s house, I transferred some items between my backpack and my suitcase, apparently losing a precious shopping bag full of jewelry bought at Kazu…
Happy Friday, friends.
As you head off to start your weekend, consider these words:
I read the words “you are not your worst thing” in a recent New York Times Social Qs answer by Philip Galanes – in which he paraphrased the terrific show, Masters of Sex - and I thought that was a lovely sentiment to keep in mind.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.