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Jena Kingsley
Jena Kingsley is the writer of the popular blog Darcy Dates. She also writes a column for Beauty Blitz, she is a contributing writer to and New York Observer's parenting magazine, Scooter.

She was born and raised in New York City and is the mother of an awesome 8-year-old. She plays guitar like a rockstar and she is a die hard Knicks fan. Her socks don’t often match and she is incredibly disorganized. She graduated with a BA in Journalism from NYU. She learned about comedy by practicing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and being raised by an incredibly loving yet dysfunctional family.

You can follow Jena on Twitter @jenakingsley and you can follow her on her blog, and you can even follow her Tumblr Jena Kingsley Tumblr

Entries by Jena Kingsley

Social Networking in Real Life -- Social Experiment

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Social Networking is completely out of control these days. But do the things we do online make sense in real life? Follow me as I test out social media in real life all over New York City!

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Are You On the List? Starbucks Prank

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 5:14 PM

You know what's annoying? Bouncers that won't let you in if you are not on the list. You know what else is annoying? When you can't get your morning coffee. See what happens when I combine the two at different Starbucks all over New York City in my latest practical...

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Subway Shenanigans

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 1:06 PM

Watch what happens when I surprise some unsuspecting subway riders and give them a commute they will never forget!

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A Tisket, a Tasket, I Bought a Costco Casket

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 5:37 PM

It should come as no surprise that Costco is now selling caskets. That's right. Caskets. Like for dead people. They have spent years selling people 700 Oreos at a time, 1000 pack snack bags of Doritos, palates of sugary drinks and just general unhealthy-ness in bulk. People can't stay alive...

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An Interview With Christine Aguilera, Rock Star President of SkyMall

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 6:02 PM

In some circles, Christine Aguilera is a celebrity. No, not Christina Aguilera, but Christine Aguilera, the president of SkyMall.

After picking up SkyMall on my last flight, some of you may have read the article I wrote about my newfound obsession with it. If you haven't, you can do...

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10 Things We Should Leave in 2012

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 4:30 PM

As the clock strikes midnight this New Year;s Eve, bringing us into 2013, there are some things -- be it trends or cultural phenomenons -- that we have picked up along the way that I would like like us to leave in 2012. In 2013, let's resolve, if possible, to...

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Giving Thanks

(3) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 10:46 AM

Ah, Thanksgiving. Sure, it's a time to eat yourself into a coma, but above all else, it is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for. What better way to reflect, then write an entire entry dedicated to the topic.

To begin, I am most thankful for my...

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'I'm Not Going To Text Him' and Other Lies We Tell

(9) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 12:19 PM

If you want to know what girls night looks like, here is a peek inside. Girls, you will recognize this night. Guys, this is probably how you imagined it to be.

At 8:20 we all start trickling into the restaurant for an 8:30 dinner. Our table isn't ready and our...

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Good With His Hands

(322) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 2:15 AM

After being married for 7 1/2 years and living with my husband two years before that, I had gotten used to a man around the house. A man to screw things, nail things, you know... good with his hands. No, no. Not that. I mean actually screw and nail. With...

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Family, Party of 2

(22) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 7:00 PM

For spring break, I took my 7-year-old son to Disney World. As far as I am concerned, it's a right of passage for any child. I always loved Disney World as a kid, and I knew he would too.

I was surprised at how many parents would "tsk" at...

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 2:33 PM

This is what I love about living in an apartment building: The doormen know way too much about my personal life. However, it's an unspoken rule, a don't ask don't tell policy if you will, between tenants and their doormen, that they pretend to not realize when you are coming...

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The Doctor Won't See You Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 12:47 PM

What is with the wait at the doctor's office?

You get there and have to first wait in a waiting room with bad magazines having to do with homemaking and crafts, gardening and baking. I am not sure why they subscribe to these magazines, or where they have even learned...

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My GPS Can Suck It

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 12:07 PM

I could possibly be the only person who has driven to and from the Hamptons 10,000 times and still gets lost. One weekend, on my drive back, I was comfortably driving along on the Long Island Expressway back to New York City when for absolutely no reason at all, I...

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Needing Space

(8) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 3:44 PM

I don't want to share my closet. Is that selfish? I had never really thought about it when I first moved in with my ex-husband. I was so taken by the idea of "moving in" with someone, that I gladly interspersed my sweaters with his, used every other drawer, put...

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