(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)
*Well wishes for Joynt: New York Social Diary Blogger and Q & A Cafe Host Carol Joynt underwent her lumpectomy Monday at Washington Hospital Center. It was an outpatient procedure. She was recently diagnosed with, as she described it, “small, contained DCIS breast cancer.” We wish her the best of health and a quick recovery. “The outpouring of affection–and food–from friends and neighbors has been heartwarming, of course, but there’s not much to match a cancer survivor stopping by out of the blue to show me her healthy cleavage, with the words, ‘you’re gonna be fine!'” she wrote on her personal blog Monday.
*An NPR publicist catches a break in the turbulence. After a tough week of coping with the fallout of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller’s resignation, NPR Publicist Emerson Brown was spotted on Saturday night enjoying dinner at the lovely Tabard Inn off Dupont Circle.
*Behind the Scenes: On Monday Politico aired the “Game Changer” feature in which Patrick Gavin takes to the ice and plays hockey with Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). It’s only the second time in his life that he’s been in ice skates. “Once was a date that didn’t go well,” Gavin explains. In the video, Gavin touches the senator’s shoulder eight times — is he holding on for dear life? The reporter remarked to FishbowlDC, “I think that once he gave me a big bear hug, any physical barriers between the two of us were instantly gone. You’ve seen the man’s hair right? Hard to keep one’s hands off a man with a mane like that.” Watch here.
*Upcoming Phone Interview: This morning we chat by phone with Roll Call Editor Scott Montgomery. After losing a top editor and a number of reporters in the past few weeks, we’ll ask the hard questions. We’ll bring you a full report later…