Food Network has been the background noise in my house for a long time.
But lately I find myself losing patience with the shows that used to be appointment TV.
Case in point: Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.
I can’t count the number of hours I have lost watching this program. When weekend marathons come on, my previous plans fall away. This food competition has had a spot on my DVR list since I purchased the technology.
Yet now I find myself hitting fast-forward, impatient for it to be finished. The format has become too familiar, the judges’ comments tired, the visiting chefs look-a-likes.
(And by this point, even I have a pretty good idea what to do with the basket ingredients, no matter how weird.)
I’m not the only one — Jesse David Fox at Vulture has had his own Food Network burn out. It’s an interesting read.
Take a look.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged appointment TV, background noise, blogs, burn out, chefs, chop it off, Chopped, Chopped marathon, commentary, cooking, cooking competition, DVR, entertainment, fast forward, food competition, Food Network, Humor, Jesse David Fox, judges, life, reality, review, Ted Allen, Television, TV, Vulture
Here’s one monster you won’t find at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend….
Loch Ness Banana
Website imgur.com says the much feared, very fabled fruit was first spotted almost 12 months ago, but this is my first sighting.
Slippery little devil.
Posted in Animals, Blogs, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography, Travel
Tagged animals, banana, blogs, entertainment, food, fruit, Humor, legendary, life Internet, Loch Ness, Loch Ness Banana, monster, photography, San Diego Comic Con, slippery, Travel
Ever found it difficult to get excited about classic sculpture?
Just couldn’t relate??
Well, hold on to your fig leaf — Today I Learned Something New, a UK-based website, has brought together the past and present in their feature…
‘Classical sculptures dressed like hipsters’
Gone is the overwhelming expanse of chalk-white skin, the blank stare, the disproportionately small family jewels. These male models’ newly casual look and ‘tude would do any catalog or magazine ad proud.
And if they’re quiet on a date…well, that’s really to be expected.
Posted in Advertising, Art, Blogs, Comedy, Design, Fashion, Humor, Internet, Life, Magazines, Photography
Tagged advertising, blank stare, blogs, catalog, classics, comedy, commentary, design, England, family jewels, Fashion, fig leaf, Humor, Internet, magazines, male models, pale skin, Relationships, sculpture, sculpture dressed like hipsters, stone cold fox, Today I Learned Something New
Did you start your morning right with a cronut?
If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re definitely a New Yorker, because this brand new croissant / doughnut hybrid is only available here in the Big Apple…at the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street.
Why is everyone crazed for cronuts? They’re fried, cream-filled and sugar-coated.
Set your sensors on stun.
When the bakery opens at 7:30am, there is already a long line. They’ve had to set a limit of six cronuts per person…and they go for $5 a pop!
Rumor has it ‘influential’ food bloggers can get them delivered…
(Better plan a trip downtown.)
Posted in Blogs, Cooking, Foods, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Shopping, Travel
Tagged bakery, Big Apple, blogs, breakfast, cooking, cream, croissant, cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery, doughnut, food bloggers, Foods, fried doughnut, Humor, hybrid, life, morning, New York City, restaurants, Spring Street, sugar, Travel
I learned a new word today…or, I should say, new to me:
As soon as I heard the word in conversation with a friend, I Googled it…and realized it was not just a word, but a phenomenon.
Hangry, simply stated, is that spirit-sucking irritability that results from being hungry. I experienced it today when I had too many errands to run and not enough time to eat.
While I am all-too familiar with the feeling, I had never had the perfect word to describe it.
So I am no longer hangry; instead, I’m simply happy. ‘Cause the right word can do that for ya.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged blogs, conversation, eating, food, Google, hangry, Humor, hunger, hungry, Internet, irritability, life, perfect word, words, wordvana, writing
I read it on Twitter, and Twitter would know:
It’s Throwback Thursday!
That means folks are posting old photos online and celebrating times gone by.
It’s appropriate to mention here because throwback photography of me has found its way on my Facebook page.
Why, you may ask? Well, let’s just say today is a bit of a ‘throwback day’ for The Sticky Egg.
Here’s to getting stickier and stickier!
Posted in Blogs, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged backwards and forwards, blogs, Facebook, Humor, Internet, life, online photos, photography, sticky eggs, throwback day, Throwback Thursday, times gone by, Twitter
A good friend of mine always celebrates ‘Turtle Tuesday’ on Facebook.
(He posts photos and everything.)
Today I decided to take a tour of the Interwebs…to see for myself if it’s truly ‘all about turtles’ on Tuesday.
This little guy — and a few of his older and wiser friends — informed me it’s really…
And I am certainly not going to argue with that.
I’ll let you know if David changes his mind.
Posted in Animals, Blogs, Commentary, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged animals, au contraire, blogs, commentary, Facebook, Facebook posts, friends, Humor, Internet, interwebs, it's a jungle out there, life, Tiger Tuesday, tigers, Turtle Tuesday, turtles
Hope you’ve had a fun St. Patrick’s Day…
We’ve been Dublin over with laughter!
Did I really just say that?
(Yes, I O’Reilly did.)
Posted in Blogs, Dogs, Green, Holiday, Humor, Life, St Patrick's Day
Tagged blogs, Dogs, Dublin, green, holidays, Humor, jokes, life, O'Reilly, puns, St. Patrick's Day
The mystery has been solved.
Back in August, I posted this picture of a number on a path that Rory Dog and I frequent in Central Park.
Although I was told it probably just referenced a date, I wanted it to mean something cryptic and symbolic and unfathomable.
I watch a lot of Castle.
And what did I find today across the fence line from the aforementioned mystery number?
A brand new lamp post.
It wasn’t there the last time Rory and I walked that way, which was about three days ago.
So now we just have to wait and see if the number is removed.
Or is joined by a new set of numbers…and then Castle and Beckett are sure to appear to solve the mystery.
Now, that would be awesome.
Posted in Blogs, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Television, Walking
Tagged Beckett, Castle tv show, Central Park, cryptic, dog walking, entertainment, Humor, lamp post, life, mystery, mystery number, New York City, Richard Castle, symbol, Television, TV, walking, walking path
Pony’s riding my wireless connection tonight — look for a new post tomorrow!