Christal Roberts

Christal is an Emmy award winning video editor/producer and has watched the radically changing face of journalism from the front lines of local TV news. Before joining BlogHer as a contributing editor, Christal wrote for her own media/entertainment blog. With over 25,000 unique page views, one of Christal's first BlogHer articles was their most read post for 2008. After graduating with an M.A. in journalism, Christal recently joined the roster of adjunct professors at Hofstra University. She lives in the NYC area, love tennis, movies, and pop culture.

How Facebook Can Be A Passive/Aggressive Wonderland

Last week my girlfriend, stood me up for breakfast. She'd suggested we get together, specified a time and then when the day came -- nothing. I waited a bit, did some errands and waited a bit more. Still nothing. I eventually heard from her later that day and she apologized, but her excuse -- that she'd overslept and then forgotten we'd had plans -- didn't sit very well with me. But even though I was still angry, I dropped the subject. Or did I? ...more
@Angeljoy75 kaseyloulou  Yep it can be pretty destructive.more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@LauraCC4Life123 Oh my, you are hooked! Just give those fingers a break now and then.more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@Velvet S. Thanks so much! My thumb is still sore, but getting better everyday.  Good for you ...more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@wdolderer You are truly wise.  Resistance isn't futile!more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@PatienceSharp I can't even conceive of getting to 400.  I'm only at 229 and my thumb probably ...more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@Julia Sta Romana Anything to feed the addiction.  I got a tweet from @CCrushCenral in response ...more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@Pam Hogeweide Um yeah, I don't think I want to imagine that toilet injury, but glad your thumbs ...more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@DownSouthSavings It's insidious...truly insidious!more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@Deb Rox That broken iPhone must have been a message from the Cosmos:  it was time to stop.  And ...more

I Hurt Myself Playing Candy Crush

I woke up one day last week and couldn’t move my thumb. My left hand throbbed, and the base of my thumb especially felt like it had been crushed in a door. At first I thought I’d slept on it and the pain would subside quickly. But instead of getting better, over hours, then days, the pain got worse....more
@Melissa Ford Yours was the first I heard about a jaw problem, but it makes all kinds of sense. ...more