we own the night

This was a pretty good crime-drama. Not great, but good. It started off a little slow, but then picked up the pace. The plot was fairly predictable so that’s why I can’t review this with greater enthusiasm, but if you like this genre of films, you will probably like this …

guitar hero

Jake has been wanting to play guitar for a while now, but his interest increased last weekend, when he scarfed my acoustic guitar from downstairs and strummed on it all evening. Our plan was to have him take piano lessons first so he could learn all of the basics about …

first!

I worked in the yard for the first time this year. I wasn’t out there very long, but I did enjoy my time outside. I did some cleanup around the pond area and removed a bunch of leaves from the pond. I also uncovered the blueberry bushes, which still got …

no country for old men

This was the first Coen brothers’ movie that I’ve liked. In actuality, I’ve only seen a few of their movies, but I could never understand what the critics were gushing about until watching this film. It told a story of a man who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong …

baby shower

My friend Carol, whom I’ve known since she was younger than I currently am (going on 17 years now–do the math) is about to become a grandmother. Her daughter’s baby shower was this afternoon. I knew it was going to be a good one when Carol announced, “We’re not playing …