the holiday

I have a nice stretch off over Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday), so I’ve been getting my store ramped up for the the Christmas shopping season–making some new items, remaking some old ones. This was my year to host Thanksgiving, so I scheduled Wednesday off, but my mom wanted to swap Christmas Eve …

strange weather

This was Joe Hill’s latest. It was comprised of four short stories. Three of the four had supernatural undertones. My favorite was the first story, Snapshot. It was suitably creepy. I only wish he was a more prolific writer. My rating: 4/5

the big sick

This smart and funny rom-com certainly exceeded my expectations. Brian’s as well. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the movie got really good ratings so I figured it was probably worth a watch. If I had one criticism of the movie it is that the heavy moments of the …

it comes at night

I can’t pass up an apocalyptic story. This one was ok, but could have been so much better. There were a number of things that were never explained (the title is a perfect example of this–what comes at night? nothing in this movie) and some continuity errors that I could …

social time

We had a couple of events to attend over the weekend. Saturday was my niece’s birthday party at my brother’s house in Portage. And Sunday, we got to meet new baby Avery at a welcome dinner at El Jalisco in Richland. Brian wanted to bring her home. I need to …