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.

Thursday, March 28

better than the maytag man

Late last week, our dishwasher started making horrible noises during the wash cycle. It was still working, but was running at an unbelievably loud volume. After doing some research, I narrowed it down to two possible issues. One easy (and cheap) and the other more difficult (and not cheap). I looked into the easy option, and it, of course, was not it. So, I ended up purchasing a new circulation pump motor. Well, it arrived yesterday, so Brian left work a little early in order to install it before we needed to run the dishwasher again after supper.

Once he removed the old motor, we knew that we had the correct part--the old motor was all rusty (how the motor casing got wet in the first place is a problem I refuse to think about right now). Anyway, he got the new motor installed and the dishwasher is now running more quietly than ever. And, he didn't charge a service fee!