Ed TV Series

Ed TV show

I recently reunited with the TV series I loved most during high-school. I remember coming back from a 1 hour commute from high-school, dropping my backpack on the floor, lying on the bed in my parents’ bedroom where the big TV was :-), turning it on the Hallmark channel and watching Ed.

The thing I loved most was the coziness of the show. The small, dull town Stuckeyville – much like the one I grew up in – the theme song, and especially the high-school themes in the show, all made me feel safe and nostalgic.
I remember when I watched it back then I was thinking of how I’ll end up being 10 years from then and how sad I’ll feel about not being in high-school again, watching Ed in my parents’ bedroom :-).

Ed was one of my heroes back then, his views on life were something very familiar to me, although different than mine. His way of being – over-thinking things, racing through ideas, finding life answers in day-to-day monotony – was something I admired. All the characters in the show are well defined, their connection and the dynamic off the show are very natural. Some of the characters are hilarious – see Warren P Cheswick (played by Justin Long, who was just a kid back then).

I didn’t realize it much back then, but a lot of aspects from the show are inspiring and stuck with me. Every episode has a nice short life lesson or morale, which I kinda always remember, even if unconsciously.

I always got back to this quote, especially in high-school when I was writing, and I recently found out I picked it up from the show. It goes something like this:

“A good writer must read a lot, remember what he read, and then forget where he read it from”.

If you want to watch the show, it’s on YouTube, here’s the first episode (you will find the rest in the related videos tab):

Amira & Sam

Here’s a trailer for what seems to be a very promising movie. I’m also a huge Martin Starr fan, so can’t wait to watch it.

Perfect Day

Laura Pascalache

easyJet, the experience

I recently traveled to London using easyJet. I was amazed by the low price (less than 160 CHF for two people) so I decided I go for it.

To have the full experience, I choose easyBus, as the shuttle service from and to the Gatwick airport (also very cheap, around 30 GBP for two people, both ways).

Needless to say, it was everything I imagined and more. The flight on the way there was OK(ish), I had the WORSE coffee in my life – I bought a cup of coffee and received some hot water and a teabag full of coffee :-). You actually had to make your own coffee :-)! In Gatwick, we waited 1 hour until the easyBus arrived, and the ride was eye-watering, my wife almost puked in the bus.

The way back was another adventure. There was an accident on M25, and although it was announced for like one hour before we left London, the driver took the highway anyway and we got stuck in traffic for 2 hours. Of course, we missed our flight and had to pay 120 GBP to get on a next one, with a different destination (Geneva instead of Basel).

The rebooked flight had a 1h30 delay and after more than 13h from leaving London, we arrived home :-).

Here’s a nice image from the airplane, on the way back.


One of the best songs I listened to recently