Thursday, April 18


I got tattoo number seven this evening. It's an American traditional style anchor with a couple of flowers around it (I am now officially on an American traditional kick). Brian designed the tattoo for me. I like to think that it pays homage to my penchant for swearing. 

I went to Devin at Lemon Bomb again. She also volunteers at the shelter, so we always have lots to talk about (that is, dogs).

And, I have an appointment for my next tattoo, which she will be designing. It's kind of hard to explain, but it's going to be a knitting related skull thing. Trust me, it's going to be awesome.

Monday, April 15

the dirt

This was an entertaining movie about the history of Motley Crue. It didn't delve too deep, though (it just hit the high--or low--points that we've all heard about already). Stylistically speaking, I wasn't a fan, but it did make me long for the gold old days of hair metal.

My rating: 3/5

Tuesday, April 9

the killing hour

Not sure where this book came from, but it was in my pile, so I read it. It was about a killer who would take two women, kill one of them and leave the second woman somewhere remote. He would leave clues with the first woman as to the location. There were a lot of characters at the start, so it was a little confusing, but I figured things out as time went on and it ended up being fairly interesting.

My rating: 3.5/5

Sunday, March 31


This was a pretty good heist flick. It starts off with a group of four thieves getting killed during a robbery. They gave a little background on all of them to make us realize this was going to leave the wives in a financial lurch. So, the wives end up getting together to pull off the next heist. Not exactly a thought provoking film, but entertaining nonetheless.

My rating: 3.5/5

Friday, March 29

foster for a day

As mentioned in a recent post, I was recently accepted into the "Foster for a Day" program at the shelter. I had yesterday off, and since the weather was nice, I decided to give it a try. I took Cinnamon out for a couple of hours in the afternoon. We took a long walk at Sandyvale and then went to the office to meet everyone. After that, we hung out in the back yard of my house for a bit. I intended on doing some yard work, but that didn't really happen.

Since I like to be on a schedule, I'm going to shoot for doing this once a month. It's going to be largely weather-dependent because I can't bring a dog into the house with our critters (they would not be too happy about it. actually, it would be a disaster). Also, I don't want to take just any random dog out, so it will have to be one I've walked at least a few times. So, I guess I'll have to play it by ear a bit, but I did really enjoy today's outing and am looking forward to doing it again.