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QUOTES of the DAY – (In Part, The New Year’s Edition)


Note to readers: After taking a few days of R&R, we’re diving head first back into the Fishbowl. We’re catching up on what happened over the New Year’s holiday and will proceed from there.

Important news: We did not see ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in Miami — and that’s tragic. But, we did catch up with him to ask how his New Year’s Eve went. He told FishbowlDC last night: “My BlackBerry screen went haywire, so it made communicating tuff [sic] and tweeting impossible.” Of course, we believe him. Tschida had intended to spend the evening at the opulent AltaMare, but wound up at Barton G‘s cabaret show where the new star of Fox’s “Glee”, Cheyenne Jackson, performed. “It was great food and an incredible show,” he said. “Very intimate.”

Weird journo-political comparison

“My God, Jim Moran is looking more and more like my father every day.” — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary in a Monday tweet regarding the Virginia Democratic congressman.

Whisper vs. limited whisper

“Is there a difference between a ‘whisper’ and a ‘limited whisper’? #marcconductorisms” — The Hill‘s Erika Niedowksi in a Monday tweet.

Reporter’s first time at IHOP

“At nameless fmr employer, top boss used to write staff memos in Comic Sans. I now know why. http://bit.ly/gXJJPX @reidwilson” — Politico Ben Smith‘s assistant Byron Tau in a Monday tweet. More importantly, in other Tau news, he had his virgin IHOP experience over the weekend: “This is my first time ever in an IHOP. #awe” > Update: Asked what he ate, Tau replied, “I ate the steak tips and eggs combination — because if that isn’t enough food it also comes with two pancakes.”

Gibbs expresses gratitude for ‘joinging’

“Happy New Year everyone – thanks for joinging [sic] – trying to get my typing faster! See you all again soon!” — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a Monday tweet.

Dickerson’s got wild Wanda on his hands

“Digging out from email during vacation. Many are from a woman named Wanda. I do not believe she has my best interests at heart.” — Slate and CBS’s John Dickerson in a potentially unusually precarious Monday tweet.

Washingtonian‘s technical difficulties

“Sorry about the problems with the new health blog, folks. We’ve got our developers working on this.” — Washingtonian in a Monday tweet.

Off to a good meta start

“Happy New Year! My New Year’s Resolution is to talk about myself less.” — HuffPost Hill‘s Eliot Nelson in a Monday tweet. Shortly thereafter, he added, “I’m bored.”

Scribe stuffed into dresses

“Spending my day off being stuffed into bridesmaids dresses in New Jersey.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a weekend tweet.

Palmeri’s version of ‘My Cousin Vinny’

“My cousin Vinnie is driving me back to New York after a big Italian dinner.” Ex-Washington Examiner gossip scribe and NYP‘s Page Six Tara Palmeri in a Jan. 2 tweet.

Chris Hayes and Brokeback Mountain Tacos

Finally, a quote from the oh so eloquent The Nation‘s Chris Hayes that actually sounds like English. In a weekend tweet he writes, “Back from beautiful wedding in Oaxaca. A magical city w some of the best food I’ve ever had. Duck tacos w mole, I wish I knew how to quit u.”

Weingarten praises the female species

“Women do not know how wonderful they are. It is one of the reasons they are so wonderful.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Jan. 2 tweet.

Gossip girl likes her caffeine

“Back to work after two weeks away. Gonna need a lot of coffee and about 10 diet cokes today…” — Roll Call HOH Writer Elizabeth Brotherton in a Monday tweet.

Grand Oprah admission

OK I’ll admit it – I watched a little #OWN this weekend. The Behind-the-Scenes show is kind of cool, and the Lisa Ling thing looks decent. – Chris Reed, copyright lawyer, photog and “general media guy.”

Journo has ‘sexy’ new look

“Bearded and tanned, I’m back in dc.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman in a Sunday tweet. To which Capitol Hill radio correspondent for The Takeaway Todd Zwillich remarked, “#sexytweets.”

Only in Washington…

“Most excited about three DVR’d episodes of The McLaughlin Group awaiting me on home DVR.” — GOP Consultant Matt Mackowiak in a Jan. 2 tweet.

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QUOTES of the DAY

The gift bag from the Politico holiday party last night sponsored by Coca Cola at the Corcoran.

Please, no

“Can we all just agree not to say ‘hanging up his suspenders’ re: end of Larry King show?” — The Hill‘s Erica Niedowksi in a Wednesday tweet.

Here’s to you HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins

“Dear email commenters: all caps generally does not lend your thoughts the ring of sanity. Smooches, Lizzie.” — Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary in a Wednesday tweet. To which MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan replied, “ Is that so wrong?” (Linkins continually commits the crime of all-caps. And yes, Dylan it is so wrong. Maybe one’s words need to be louder, bigger to overcompensate for a lack of thought.)

Funny line from a party: One partygoer was discussing logging onto Grindr at the Pentagon — he said the whole thing blew up there ( no pun intended). (Grindr is a gay men’s website that allows gay or “bi-curious” men to find one another in any location.)

Words to live by

“Rule:Just because you *can* walk around naked in the men’s locker room, doesn’t mean you *should.*” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Wednesday tweet.

Weingarten addresses women’s eyelids

“Women’s eyelids are really ugly, so it’s great when they paint them the color of eggplants. #Idontactuallythinkthat.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Thursday morning tweet.

Meghan McCain on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

“I just think if you can go and die for this country, it doesn’t matter what you do in your home in your private time.” — The Daily Beast columnist and daughter to Sen. John McCain, Meghan McCain, on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell.

Tis the season to be…

“Tis the season to be jolly and in Washington it’s always the season to be hyperbolic.” — Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Wednesday in a segment called “National Buffoons, Christmas Vacation.”

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QUOTES of the DAY


Reporter loves confused C-SPAN callers

“Oh, CSPAN callers mixing up censure and censorship, I love you. — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary in a Thursday tweet.

Journo avoids profanity rant

“Anger management. It ain’t just a movie.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a tweet earlier this week. Youngman explained, “Twitter requires a new dimension of anger management. I wrote that instead of some profanity-laced diatribes (is 140 characters too short for it to technically be a diatribe?) that I would have regretted today.”

Slightly off-color Facebook banter

“Saw Dana Perino in the Fox News makeup room tonight! What’s not to love?” — The Washington Examiner‘s White House Correspondent Julie Mason in a Wednesday night Facebook update. She added, “I also saw Newt Gingrich.” Which prompted a fellow Facebooker to ask, “Are they dating?”

A scribe’s random act of kindness

“Just complimented someone on their parallel parking.” — The Hill‘s Erica Niedowksi in a Thursday tweet.

Typical Weingarten poop tweet

“No, Sarah. We eat, therefore we shit. No further universality applies. @SarahPalinUSA PETA: Remember – we eat, therefore we hunt.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Thursday tweet.