This past Saturday, I was sitting at home with exactly six-and-a-half months’ experience as a homeowner and freaking out over Hurricane Sandy.* To calm my nerves, I decided to watch some ridiculously wretched reality TV on Bravo: Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles…

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So it looks like 2012 is the year of bizarre, freak-show storms on the East Coast. First, there was the derecho (a new word added to my vocabulary). And now there’s the impending “frankenstorm”—Mother Nature’s pre-Halloween mash-up of a nor’easter and a hurricane…

“The League” on FX is not exactly must-see TV for me. It’s a raunchy comedy about dudes and fantasy football with all the predictable jokes and outlandish scenarios that you might imagine…

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Call me a nerd, maybe, but I’ve been thinking a lot about “bots” lately. Wired magazine last month did a fascinating profile of the game-changing company MakerBot that designs and produces affordable 3D printers. And my colleague recently introduced me to the well-designed suite of useful iOS apps developed by Tapbots…

“Make it work!” Of course, one of my favorite TV shows is Project Runway! It has everything: fashion, cattiness, glimpses into the creative process, Mr. Tan Man himself (Michael Kors) and his outrageous yet astute quips, the luminous wonder known as Heidi Klum…

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Last Sunday brought the coolest, crispest weather to the DC area. But it was rainy too–a perfect day to hunker down at home, make comfort food, do laundry, write a little, and watch football. I also thought it was about time to spruce up the bulletin board in my home office…

In case you weren’t paying attention to the fashion police last week, screenwriter and actress Lena Dunham showed up to an L.A. event wearing the most unflattering outfit. (Girl! Where are your pants?!) So this photo was my inspiration for this post…