Angela Law

animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

lost highway

This movie wasn’t as good as I remembered. It must have been the ambiance that got me the first time. We used to go to First Fridays at the Westwood Plaza Theatre, where they’d show an atypical movie and have a band play afterwards. Plus, you could take booze. Those were the days–it was a lot of fun!

We saw this movie at a First Friday. And, I can’t remember, but Brian’s band (including me) might have played afterward. They played at one of them, and this seems like an appropriate movie, but it could have been something else–Scream, maybe? It was such a long time ago…

Anyway, I think I’ve had my fill of David Lynch, though I am still planning on rewatching Mullholland Drive at some point.

I’ve been rewatching a lot of old stuff lately and was hoping to catch something new, but nothing in my DVD queue was available. So, here we are.

My rating: 3/5 (for the memories)

the ballad of songbirds and snakes

I’m on an entertainment roll lately. Apparently all I do is watch tv and movies and read books. And, that’s not too far from the truth.

This book took me forever to read, but once I started nearing the two month mark, I made an effort to finish it. I’m a little past the Hunger Games at this point, which was part of the problem. The story was interesting, so I’m not sure why it took me so long. It was about Coriolanus Snow when he was high school age. I guess you could say that it showed how he became the person he was in the rest of the series. But, his personality kind of took a convenient abrupt turn at the end of the book.

My rating: 3.5/5

the usual suspects

This movie wasn’t as good the second time around because the plot twist was so good. But, when you know it’s coming, it doesn’t have the same effect. It was still a great story, though anytime I see Kevin Spacey in things anymore, it makes me cringe.

My rating: 4/5

dead to me

I really enjoyed this show. Season 1 was fantastic, 2 was a bit convoluted, and 3 was sad. It starred Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini who end up becoming best friends through a grief support group. There’s a lot more to the story than that, but I don’t want to give anything away.

Season 3 was delayed due to Christina Applegate’s MS diagnosis. She’s having a lot of mobility issues and it was interesting to see how they handled that on the show. I might not have noticed that most of her scenes had her sitting down or just standing had I not read about that beforehand.

The final season had Katey Sagal as Linda Cardellini’s mom. It always makes me happy to see her on shows.

My rating: 4/5

thanksgiving week

It’s been a busy week! Sylvia had a dental cleaning scheduled for Tuesday morning. She did well with it, but they had to extract a tooth (a pre-molar). That was an expensive trip!

Wednesday morning, Jake went to his home office, which is in the former family room, and there was blood tracked all over the place. At first we thought it was Syliva-related since they said to watch out for bleeding from the extraction. But, I found a broken glass behind the bar and it turns out Sylvester was the culprit. He cut one of his paws, but it had stopped bleeding by this point and he seemed to be fine, so we avoided a second trip to the vet.

Wednesday, I took off work to prep for Thanksgiving and then we had an early Thanksgiving dinner here yesterday. Everything turned out nice and everyone appeared to have a good time.

My office is closed today so I’m just doing things around the house. I have wrapped up my online Christmas shopping and am making some turkey stock from yesterday’s turkey bones, which will be turned into Turkey-Kielbasa Soup with Wild Rice (a recipe that I invented last year and is apparently my new delicious tradition) tomorrow.