I thought I was over it.
I was wrong.
I loved Being Erica, an original comedy/drama/fantasy that aired on Soap Net before the network closed up shop in 2011.
Working with a very special therapist named Dr. Tom, Erica traveled back and forth through time. With his help, she was able to revisit moments of regret and change her actions — usually in ways she had not anticipated.
The show was produced in Canada, and there were rumors it might be picked up by another network or produced in a new format in America.
So now from time to time, I will encounter one of the show’s former stars in another TV show or movie…like tonight, when I saw Morgan Kelly [pictured above, second from right] in a forgettable Lifetime movie.
I wonder if Brent misses Erica as much as I do? And if yes…is anyone from the show traveling back through time right now to fix this whole cancellation nonsense?
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged Being Erica, Canada, cancellation, CBC, celebrities, comedy, commentary, drama, entertainment, fantasy, Humor, life, Lifetime, Morgan Kelly, regrets, Soap Net, Television, television network, therapist, time travel, TV, TV movie, TV stars
Students who attend my classes know that I often pull examples out of thin air. And if an animal is part of the storyline, 9 times out of 10 –
It’s a squirrel. (I don’t know why.)
So you will understand why this photo of a chipmunk in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park caught my eye.
Photographer Michael Higgins spotted the little fellow ‘reading a newspaper’ while on a camping trip.
And it explains the chipmunk’s Letter to the Editor the following week.
Posted in Animals, Humor, Life, News, Writing
Tagged Algonquin Provincial Park, animals, camping trip, Canada, chipmunk, Humor, letter to the editor, life, newspaper, Ontario, reading a newspaper, squirrel, writing
Soft, warm pretzels with a side of spicy mustard.
I love ‘em.
And I’ve always attributed my taste for them to my German heritage.
But while working with some colleagues from Germany this past week, I learned a disturbing fact –
Germans don’t put mustard on their pretzels.
In fact, the big soft pretzels that we know and love are typically only served in the morning. With butter. If they do venture onto the lunch or dinner menu, they are paired with cheese or meat.
No mustard in sight.
And here I thought I was enjoying an offering from my homeland. But the majority of mustard, as it turns out, comes from Canada.
What’s that about?
Posted in Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged brown mustard, butter, Canada, cheese, cooking, countries, culture, Foods, German heritage, Germans, Germany, Humor, life, meats, mustard, pretzels, restaurants, Travel
Pizza lovers — there’s a new combo in town!
Actually, it’s available in British Columbia at Steveston Pizza Company. They named it the C6, but I’m going to be bold and suggest a new one:
See if you agree. The pie features lobster, black Alaskan cod and a side of Russian Osetra caviar — yours for only $450.
You read it right.
Now, if you want one, you have to call a day ahead. No 30 minute delivery guarantee on the Stupid Pizza — no sirree. That would probably cost you extra!
Owner Nader Hatami told Canada.com the pricey pie was intended to make a “culinary statement.” But in fact, to date, they’ve only sold one.
Looks like customers have made their own right statement back, as in:
“We’re not nearly that stupid.”
Posted in Commentary, Food, Foods, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged black Alaskan cod, British Columbia, Canada, Canada.com, comedy, delivery guarantee, food, Foods, Humor, life, lobster, most expensive pizza, Nader Hatami, pie in the face, pizza, pizza lovers, restaurants, Russian Osetra caviar, Steveston Pizza Company, Television, whackadoodle
Blogs by their very nature are self-involved. But today’s Egg is all about you, the audience.
I sense your confusion.
WordPress has recently given their hosted blogs the ability to see what country site visitors are from. So I can now see that people from Turkey, Germany, Phillipines, Mexico, France, and Italy all read The Sticky Egg on a daily basis.
To be honest, it kinda blows me away.
So today, I would like to salute the top three countries — besides my beloved, native USA — that have become loyal Eggers:
Thanks for visiting. I hope to return the favor very soon!
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Tagged audience, Australia, blog stats, blogs, Canada, commentary, countries, France, Germany, Humor, Internet, Italy, life, Mexico, Phillipines, self-involved, site visitors, Travel, turkey, United Kingdom, Wordpress, writing
I didn’t watch the series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland.
I know it was great. Perhaps one day I will.
But right now, I feel like I’m living it…because I can’t go 24 hours without running into Kiefer Sutherland.
He’s the voice of calm on the current Bank of America television campaign. (They need one.) He’s the spokesperson for Apple Intel, his raspy voice the perfect complement to their space age-y spots. He’s also the voice of Nissan and Verizon — and that’s just in the United States.
In Canada, his dulcet tones sell Ford Fusion. In Brazil, it’s Peugeot.
I know he has a new series on television called Touch, and a 24 feature film in the works. But seriously Kiefer, why bother?
You already RULE THE WORLD.
Posted in Advertising, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged 24 series, advertising, Apple Intel, Bank of America, Brazil, Canada, commentary, commercial voiceover, entertainment, feature film, Ford, Humor, Kiefer Sutherland, life, Movies, Nissan, Peugot, rule the world, Television, Touch tv series, TV, Verizon
American Airlines — you know, the bankrupt one — sent me an email reminder last night to check-in for my ‘international flight.’
Can I really leave the country on American Eagle in less than 90 minutes?
Turns out I can.
That breathtaking view is Toronto, Ontario. This won’t be my first visit there, but my first real opportunity to see the city . Last time the weather was so heinous, I only saw the airport and my hotel, which was located on the outskirts of the city.
Didn’t step a foot outside.
This trip I’m staying in the heart of the city. So I’m crossing all my available appendages that it will be nice enough outside to do a little sightseeing during my 30-hour stay. But the forecast says ‘light snow.’
How many inches = light in the Great White North?
Posted in Airplanes, Business, Commentary, Humor, Life, transportation, Travel
Tagged American Airlines, American Eagle, bankruptcy, Business, Canada, commentary, email check-in, forecast, Great White North, hotel, Humor, life, light snow, sightseeing, Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Travel
A year ago at this time, I was scouring the Interwebs, desperately trying to locate a pair of mittens from the 2010 Winter Olympics.
You remember them. Modeled after the Canadian flag, they were bright red, with the iconic maple leaf centered on each palm.
They were great looking, and at only $10 Canadian, quickly became the souvenir of the games… meaning, they were nowhere to be found.
Heck, I still want a pair.
Today is the anniversary of the day that Canada officially adopted the maple leaf as its flag….in 1965. I had no idea that symbol — which to me is as Canadian as saying ‘aye’ and ‘about’ — has been around for just a few decades.
Turns out Canada first flew Great Britian’s Union Jack flag when it became a British Colony in 1610. It adopted the Red Ensign — a solid red flag with the Union Jack in the upper-left corner and a crest in the right — in 1867.
The Privy Council began the search for a flag that would better represent the more independent Canada in 1925, but it was not until February 15, 1965 — National Flag Day — that today’s maple leaf design was raised over Parliament Hill.
And we thought the United States had trouble agreeing on anything…
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Tagged 2010 Winter Olympics, Canada, commentary, flags, Great Britian, Internet, life, maple leaf, Maple Leaf flag, Olympic maple leaf mittens, Olympic souvenirs, Red Ensign flag, Sports, Union Jack flag, Winter Olympics
Before the Vancouver Winter Olympics began — has it really only been four days? — I had an ‘acquaintance’ relationship with Canada.
I traveled to Nova Scotia on vacation more than a decade ago and loved it. I have been to Montreal and Toronto on business and have found both cities beautiful. But I’ve never spent any real time learning about the different provinces of Canada or their culture.
Well, NBC’s Olympic coverage has taken care of that.
And I have to say, I’m really starting to bond with Canada. When they won their first Olympic gold medal in their history as a host country, I cried along side all the natives of the Great White North.
Plus, they have these charming little identifiers that tell the world they’re Canadians no matter where they are — “aye” and “about” (pronounced “aboot”), to name two.
Which made me wonder: what tells the world that I’m an American when I travel abroad? Or any American, for that matter? Do we say or do anything that says to the world “American”?
(And if so, is it something positive?)
‘Cause I’m loving the Canadians!
Posted in Humor, Sports, Television, Travel
Tagged Americans, aye, Canada, Canadian provinces, Canadians, Great White North, Humor, Motreal, NBC, NBC Olympic coverage, Nova Scotia, Olympics, Sports, Toronta, Travel, travel abroad, Vancouver, Vancouver Winter Olympic Games