Sunday, November 11

house of cards

This series started off strong, but the final season definitely left something to be desired. While Kevin Spacey's departure was understandable, the show just didn't work without him. I feel like if they would have just taken some extra time, they could have come up with a better final season. It was not good. So, my rating is more for the first five seasons. The final one was more like a two, but I'm not going to factor that in.

My rating: 4/5

Sunday, November 4

the dogs

A couple of weeks ago, Buster had a bunch of bumps removed from various parts of his body. He fared well with the surgery, but then appeared to have a small seizure two days after (which probably wasn't related to the surgery, but still). Something like this happened to him about a year ago, but I wasn't really sure what it was at the time and since it didn't happen again, I didn't mention anything to the vet. But, when it happened the 2nd time, I mentioned the episode and they confirmed my suspicions. We just need to keep an eye on it for now since the frequency is not great.

I took Buster to get his stitches out on the 1st. Esme was not happy about being left alone at the house so she shredded (and ingested part of) an empty plastic milk container that was sitting out. She threw up a bunch of plastic the next day and stuff is still coming out her other end properly, so she's probably fine at this point. She actually broke through the kitchen gate while we were gone. That girl does not like to be left alone. She's fine if we leave her with Buster, but the few times we've had to take Buster out and leave her behind, she was not happy.

Edit (11/5/2018): She threw up some more plastic this morning, so we're not out of the woods yet.

Tuesday, October 30

memory man

In this well-written story by David Baldacci, a man with perfect memory has to solve a crime (one that has ties to his family being murdered previously). There were a lot of things in this book that required a suspension of disbelief, but it was engaging. I'd try another one of this author's books, but maybe not from this same series.

My rating: 3/5

Sunday, October 28

blockers

This was a so-so comedy with a C-list cast (apparently John Cena is an actor now?). Even so, I gave it a decent rating due to a couple of LOL moments.

My rating: 3/5

Sunday, October 21

hereditary

I heard some really good stuff about this movie. Unfortunately, most of it was false. It had a couple of cool things going on, but was mostly boring and not all that scary. Plus the male teenage actor got on my nerves. So much for that!

My rating: 2.5/5