I just chatted with the adorable Clare Galterio, a TV personality and host of You&A on the Music Choice Network. Airing in over 16 million homes (and in over 50 million if you count on demand), Galterio interviews the hottest artists on the scene. Her cousins are actresses Kate and Rooney Mara and her family owns the Giants and Steelers. Not only does Clare know about music, pop culture and sports, but she has also started her own gluten free website, The Gluten Free Chick, where she explores gluten free eateries and does some cooking with the chefs. She also prefers extra large towels. Find out some of her #WordsofAdvice here:
This morning Bill O’Reilly sat with Matt Lauer to talk about Patton, Ebola and all the pieces about Renée Zellweger plastic surgery shaming that emerged yesterday.
“I think she’s a good actress and people should just leave her alone,” says O’Reilly.
“Finally, something that we can agree on. Yes, let’s leave her alone” Lauer says at segment close.
Yes, let’s do that!
A Pew survey from last year found that 37 percent of college-age adults are on Instagram–an unprecedentedly prolific number of recorders of their own experience.
Aziz Ansari and Grover in stove pipe hats are trying to explain what the word “ridiculous” on Sesame Street.
Finally, here’s how to get the most foolproof mani ever from Refinery 29.
Dear husband has given me a 2 hour window to write so can’t dawdle. he’s at home watching The Affair, while LO swings a broom around, thinking that he’s cleaning or a majorette or something.
In the meantime, here’s a video:
Our little one has croup, which means that the next few nights might be long.
Today, I ventured out to Manhattan with the little one sans stroller. If you didn’t know this: Babywearing a toddler can sometimes be a pain. I walked with my twenty-plus-pounder for a few miles and a few hours, chatting with another mom friend about family. According to an article, it’s a good-for-your-health thing for moms to get together.
I soaked my feet in epsom salt.
Time for bed.
So I had yet another early-morning-cut-into-baby-rearing freelance interview very early this morning via Skype. The interviewer was in London at the time and I was in my kitchen in Brooklyn surreptitiously trying to wash out a suppy cup so that my little one (LO) could occupy himself quietly in his high chair with some milk.
I managed to throw some cereal on the high chair tray when she dialed in. Luckily my video stalled out so I was able to sneak LO the bottle and proceed to rock her with my expertise.
We’ll see if she bought it later this week. In the meantime, off to playdates!
This past weekend started on a Thursday for us as my dear husband took the day off from school to take my mom to her post-cataract eye appointment in New Jersey.
We drove to NJ, helped my mom, then ate cheeseburgers and cheese fries at Shake Shack.
It’s funny how I talk a good game, shopping for local, organic food at our Brooklyn coop and trying to make responsible vegetarian/vegan friendly meals at home. However, I love fat and sugar.
Fat and sugar so good, yummy, yummy! I can’t help myself, especially since I’m still nursing my almost 17 month old, I just want to stuff my face whenever I get a break from him.
(he’s napping now and all I want to do is eat some buttered sourdough bread from Balthazar and lounge around on the couch)
I’ve been seriously thinking about buying a baby bike seat so that we can go out and get some cardio together. Note, I’ve been thinking about it and have not done it yet. It’s in the queue; hopefully soon to happen.
But at the very least, I can take pride in the fact that Starbucks PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) is a fucking, gross, metallic-tasting waste of five dollars.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove? Check. Creamy milk for a delicious taste and texture? Check. Real pumpkin pie spices atop whipped cream? Check. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is back– with all the amazing ingredients that make it a beloved fall favorite. Stop on by and celebrate the season.
So we decided that “celebrating the season” just didn’t need to include that. We should have just heeded the words of John Oliver:
And, I can also pat myself on the back for not eating Burger King (which used to be my joint!) as their advertising team just ripped off Billy Eichner, who is pissed off at the fast food giant for stealing his act.
As I remold a new ass groove in my armchair while I wait for LO to finish napping so we could go outside, I downloaded Scrivener for better manuscript writing.
I’m also kinda/sort-of reading interview (SNORE!) with Mathew Klickstein, author of SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age.
This Thursday, New York Super Week will throw a “Nite of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense!” at Hammerstein Ballroom to celebrate these timeless shows with actor appearances, performances by Polaris (of Pete & Pete fame) and the duo behind Doug’s The Beets (Fred Newman and Dan Sawyer), and more.
I loved The Adventures of Pete & Pete despite its unabashed whiteness.
Thought for the day:
Today’s put-off objectives reduce tomorrow’s achievements. -Henry F. Banks
But how can you tackle goals/plans/objectives/etc when baby doesn’t want to nap?!
This morning, I had to conduct a business meeting shut away in my bedroom while LO cried his eyes out in his playpen in the living room.
Interviewer: yeah, I can hear a baby in the background.
This would have never happened if LO just took a nap when he was scheduled to sleep. But my little one was not tired and I still had to go into the 11am meeting–so baby cried surrounded by his toys and books, while I attempted to wow someone with “extensive communications background.”
Me: I’m ready to get back into the writing world and I have child care set up.
(not really but I could make it happen, I guess)