I usually avoid movies about dogs because of the inevitable ending.
No matter how wonderful the story, the relationship, the plot — the dog is going to die, either of trauma or old age, and my heart simply can’t take it.
But I saw this trailer at the theater last night. And although it made me cry like a baby, I may have to see this one.
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Love, Movies, Relationships
Tagged animals, Dogs, entertainment, Humor, life, love, movie theater, movie trailers, Movies, Relationships
I can accept the fact that The Angry Birds Movie won this weekend’s box office.
Animated films have broader appeal and a wider audience. Plus, last week’s number one film and very close runner-up Captain America has been out for three weeks.
My beef with the Birds?
What took them so long? This app used to be all the rage, but Candy Crush and other games occupy the top spots now. This movie is so late to the party, there is no party anymore.
Obviously kids will still watch it, but they — and their long-suffering parents — shouldn’t have to.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Games, Humor, Movies
Tagged Angry Birds Movie, animals, app, box office, commentary, games, Humor, Movies
The Lobster is the quintessential independent film.
Original. Absurd. Other-worldly.
This world does not allow adults to be single. In fact, newly single people have 45 days to find a mate with similar characteristics as themselves, or they will be turned into animals and released into the forest.
Hey – they get to choose which animal, so that’s nice.
The people of this world appear unemotional, and speak with a deadpan delivery that would make any PBS station proud. Of course, there are always one or two folks who attempt to break the rules.
Their bad behavior is what drives this film, and you’ll be cheering for them, even as you shake your head in confused fascination.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Love, Movies
Tagged animals, commentary, deadpan, entertainment, Humor, independent film, life, love, Movies, single people, society, The Lobster movie
The Sticky Egg lost its editor and inspiration yesterday, my cockapoo Rory. He was 17 years old.
Quite simply, he was the best person I’ve ever known, and I’m so lucky to have shared his long life.
Rory never knew a stranger, so he has many friends who mourn his passing with me. Thank you for always showing him such love and affection. He loved you all in return.
Thank you too for your support, for listening, for understanding. Rory is at peace now, and with time, I will make peace with that.
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need to know of hell. – – Emily Dickinson
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Friends, Life, Love, memories, pets, quote
Tagged animals, dog, Emily Dickinson, family, friends, gratitude, in memoriam, love, memorial, memories, peace, pet, quote, Rory
Cats is coming back to Broadway this summer.
Even the article announcing the news wondered why.
When the show originally opened, the Great White Way was struggling. Cats helped revive the musical and Broadway.
Both are flourishing now.
I think the current generation is okay experiencing this show elsewhere.
I know I certainly am.
Posted in Animals, Broadway, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Music, New York City, theater
Tagged animals, Broadway, Cats musical, commentary, entertainment, Great White Way, Humor, Music, musical, New York City, theater
Poor Jimmy Fallon.
He fell yet again in Massachusetts, hurting his right hand. This is the same year he hurt his left hand so badly, he spent a week in ICU, and chipped a tooth trying to open a tube of lotion for said hand.
What a clutz…or maybe not?
You may recall I got bit by a stingray on my family’s beach vacation in Florida. There were 10 of us; I got the chomp.
Now it appears a spider bit my right arm sometime over the past two days, and I have a swollen lump of itchiness near my elbow.
We, Jimmy, are the chosen.
I will let you know if I figure out how to get off the list.
Posted in Animals, Celebrities, Entertainment, Family, Humor, Life, Television, Vacation
Tagged animals, bad luck, celebrities, cluyzy, entertainment, family, finger, Florida, hand, Humor, ICU, injury, Jimmy Fallon, life, Massachusetts, stingray, Television, the chosen, vacation, vspider
When it’s a Lego duck that we made during a work event.
It’s customer engagement through play.
Posted in Animals, Business, Entertainment, Games, Humor, Travel
Tagged animals, Business, customer engagement, dick, games, Humor, LEGO, play, Travel
I was raised in the South by amazing home cooks.
The food may not have been the best for us, but it tasted better than anything I’ve found in my travels.
We used to call my mother and her sisters “food pushers” because they were always encouraging us to eat more.
Another taste. Another serving. Heck, in some cases, another meal.
I had a flashback to those food pushers this morning when I was sitting on the floor, trying to get my dog Rory to eat.
When he rejected his wet food, I added chicken. When he tired of the chicken, I gave him treats. When he finished the treats, I handed him the wet food again.
Anything to get him to eat a decent-sized meal.
Old dogs are the best, but they’re not the best eaters. — Mama Dog food pusher
Posted in Animals, Cooking, Dogs, Family, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged animals, aunt, cooking, Dogs, family, food, good eater, good pusher, Humor, life, meals, mom, South, Southern cooking
My boyfriend shared this pic of a billboard he spied during a recent road trip in Florida:
It’s simple, to the point and, I would argue, has a lot of bang for the buck since the text has a dual meaning.
Meat is the result of the death of an animal, and eating meat could lead to your poor health and eventual death.
Does either meaning speak to you?
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Health, Humor, Photography
Tagged advertising, animal rights, animals, bang for the buck, billboard, dual meaning, eating meat, Florida, Health, Humor, meat, meat kills, PETA, photography, road kill, vegan
The Oceanic Preservation Society projected images of endangered species on the south side of the Empire State Building last night to raise awareness of their plight.
For those of you who couldn’t be there, here is a peek:
To learn more about what is being done to save these creatures, and what you can do, visit www.racingextinction.com.
Posted in Animals, Movies, Nature, New York City, News, Travel
Tagged animals, Cecil, Empire State Building, endangered species, extinction, Movies, nature, New York City, news, Oceanic Preservation Society, outdoor movie, racingextinction.com, Travel, Youtube