out of the furnace

This movie took place in nearby Braddock, PA. It could have easily taken place in Johnstown from the looks of it. The main character was played by Christian Bale (and he was perfect in this role). The story was one of revenge, so it was right up my alley. Brian …

experiment

Edit: Sauerkraut. I forgot to mention the sauerkraut. I took the past four Friday afternoons off in order to do some food preservation. The summer weekends always seem so busy and there’s no time during the week for more intensive tasks. This month, I canned two types of jam and …

captain phillips

We watched this movie last night. It was quite engrossing. The movie told the real-life story of Richard Phillips, a man whose cargo ship was overtaken by Somali pirates. With the exception of a little setup at the beginning of the story, it was nonstop action until the end. My …

25th class reunion

Brian’s 25th class reunion took place at Pit Stop 271 in Nanty Glo. It was an ok evening for what it was. There was a pretty small turnout–they were expecting less than 50 people and that included spouses (out of a class of around 100). They handed out “save the …