Angela Law

animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

mother’s day

My family met at The Italian Oven Restaurant on Thursday to celebrate Mother’s Day. I was looking forward to trying their wood-fired pizza, but their oven was broken, so I got a stromboli instead. It was good, but I definitely want to try their pizza sometime. Anyway, it was nice getting together to celebrate the day.

Jake was supposed to come in next weekend because there’s a work thing he has to do. But he told me last week that he was coming in this weekend (and for two weeks instead of one)! That was the best Mother’s Day gift I could have received. I haven’t seen him since Christmas and have been looking forward to his visit. And, as a bonus, he made brunch for us this morning!

the iron claw

I really liked this movie! It was based on the real-life story of the Von Erich pro wrestling family. I used to be a big pro wrestling fan when I was young, but I do not recall the Von Erichs. The movie was less about the wrestling and more about the family dynamics. Good stuff.

My rating: 4/5

baby reindeer

I heard about this Netflix limited series recently and had to see what the hype was about. Based on a true story, the series was about a man’s weird relationship with his female stalker. This stalker would give Annie Wilkes a run for her money.

Overall, I thought it was pretty good, though a bit cringey in spots. I think the cringey-ness was on purpose, but that didn’t make it any easier to watch.

My rating: 3.5/5

killer smile

This was a classic Scottoline novel. I like this style of novel a lot more than the newer stuff she’s been writing. Plus it had a bunch of familiar characters in it as it was from the Rosato & Associates series.

My rating: 3.5/5

worthless freebie

Mint Mobile is my cellphone provider. Yesterday, I received an email newsletter saying I was eligible for 6 months of Paramount+ Essential for free. That sounds like a good deal, right? I signed up and was disappointed that the few movies I was interested in weren’t included with that plan (you have to upgrade to the Showtime plan to view them).

Anyway, I looked around, but there’s not really anything I want to watch. I found one show that I’m going to check out, but that’s it for now.