At the Sticky Egg, we have our Easter finery on today…
How ’bout you?
Enjoy your Sunday!
My dog meets the darnedest people on our daily walks.
Exhibit A: Young Lady, Upper West Side.
She looked pleasant and sunny and harmless. Rory used his classic curl-around-your-legs-like-a-cat maneuver that no one can resist. She immediately plopped down on the sidewalk, and they began to cuddle.
After a couple of minutes of this instant friendship, Rory was ready to move on, the corner dog store in his sights.
“Ants?” I hadn’t noticed any. “Well, I’m glad he didn’t. Not sure how those would have gone down.”
“I’ve eaten ants before,” she said with a small smile. “They taste like lemon. That’s probably why your dog wasn’t interested.”
Probably. And now we all know.
First of all, I want to clarify –
This is not a rant. Think of it more as a ‘huh.’
I quickly deduced he had selected his old address by accident while shopping online, so I called the company to see if I could help correct his error.
(How nice am I?)
Turns out the company’s customer service just isn’t set up for this type of communication. All their scripts are for customers, not people like me trying to assist another customer. The representative I spoke with understood the situation and was definitely working with me to help correct it, but she refused — or maybe wasn’t allowed to? — say anything that was not in her script.
So nothing she said to me made any sense.
Even after we figured out how to resolve the shipment error, she thanked me for my order and hoped I would return again.
You know? Probably not.
Yesterday Vulture looked at “Six Forgotten Teen Films of the Late ’90s and Early ’00s.“
Erika Christensen, who currently portrays Julia on TV’s Parenthood, starred in one of the movies on the list, a 2003 drama about a high school shooting called Home Room.
I missed that one — actually, I haven’t seen any of the films listed, making the article title really hit home — but I did see Erika in a movie she made a year earlier:
(Did you see it? If not, watch Lifetime any weekend.)
In the film, Erika’s character Madison transfers to a new high school, has a one-night stand with the school’s star swimmer (Jesse Bradford, whose character already has a girlfriend…dude), and then turns into this bizarre stalker chick.
It is a B-movie classic.
I recognized Erika in the first episode of Parenthood and sometimes still expect her to be that Swimfan stalker. There was even an episode where she took to the pool to teach her young daughter Sydney how to swim.
There was lots of screaming.
Kevin Costner does good sports movies.
Field of Dreams. Bull Durham. Tin Cup. And my personal favorite, For Love of the Game.
And Draft Day does not disappoint.
The NFL was squarely behind this movie, so all the teams are real franchises. Costner manages the Cleveland Browns and wheels and deals with teams like the Seattle Seahawks. There are so many cameos by NFL players and ESPN announcers, you kinda forget it’s a movie; it certainly looks like the actual draft that you’ve seen on TV.
The only clunky part for me is the romantic relationship. While it can be an integral part in films like For Love of the Game, here Costner’s scenes with co-star Jennifer Garner grind the action to a halt. While she certainly has reason to distract him, you have to wonder why a sports fan like her would.
It’s draft day, for cripes sake!