y tu mama tambien

I saw this movie listed on a “what’s leaving Netflix in November” list. There were two Mexican actors in it that I was a fan of, so I figured I’d give it a go. It was a coming of age/road trip type of movie and was quite good.

My rating 4/5

the closers

This book was by the author Michael Connelly. I don’t think I’ve read anything from him before, but I will definitely be reading more from him in the future. This story in particular was a crime novel about a cold case. I can’t say that there was anything I didn’t like about it (and when does that ever happen?).

My rating: 4/5

cheers

It took forever (there are a lot of episodes!) but Jake and I finally finished watching Cheers over the weekend. It was mostly good, but there was a lot of sexist stuff that would never fly these days (for good reason). Ahh, the 80s.

And, Diane Chambers > Rebecca Howe.

My rating: 4/5

isolate and quarantine

A little over a week and a half ago, Jake got sick. It seemed more like the flu or a cold than covid. But, then one of his friends got sick with basically the same thing and got tested and it came back positive. So, Jake was tested as well and you guessed it–covid. I guess the moral of the story is to go get tested if you are sick.

Jake has since recovered and is done with his isolation period. Since I had close contact with him during his illness, I scheduled a covid test. I got my results and it came back negative. I don’t know how I dodged that bullet! Still, following the protocols, I need to quarantine for two weeks from the last day of his isolation period (because, theoretically, I could have contracted it from him on the last day he was contagious, and it could take two weeks to incubate. probably not very likely, but, I’ll take one for the team). And, I haven’t gone anywhere since last weekend, so it’s really going to be more like three weeks for me. Ugh. Not that I mind staying home so much, but I like walking the dogs at the shelter and I had a few trips to some stores and some other things planned. Oh well, I guess it could be much worse.

silver linings playbook

Since we’re in the middle of an entertainment drought, I’m rewatching some shows and movies I’ve seen before. This one held up pretty well. The only thing I’m surprised about is that it seems like Jennifer Lawrence’s career never really took off. From looking at IMDB, she has a couple movies in the works, but her last few films did not fare too well critically or at the box office.

My rating: 4/5