Tuesday, October 30

memory man

In this well-written story by David Baldacci, a man with perfect memory has to solve a crime (one that has ties to his family being murdered previously). There were a lot of things in this book that required a suspension of disbelief, but it was engaging. I'd try another one of this author's books, but maybe not from this same series.

My rating: 3/5

Sunday, October 28


This was a so-so comedy with a C-list cast (apparently John Cena is an actor now?). Even so, I gave it a decent rating due to a couple of LOL moments.

My rating: 3/5

Sunday, October 21


I heard some really good stuff about this movie. Unfortunately, most of it was false. It had a couple of cool things going on, but was mostly boring and not all that scary. Plus the male teenage actor got on my nerves. So much for that!

My rating: 2.5/5

Friday, October 19


I took another class at Penn Highlands, this one a cake decorating class. I found it to be pretty informative and definitely worthwhile. We learned how to ice a cake, do different types of piping, and make roses. Plus, we got to eat the results!

In other decorating news, I rearranged the living room yesterday. I like the new look. Not sure if it's because it's different or better, but I think it's actually better. I still have some artwork to move around, but that will be easy enough to remedy as soon as I have 5 spare minutes.

Sunday, October 14

no sale

Well, my motorcycle didn't sell, so I put it away for another winter. I didn't even ride this summer. Not once. I didn't miss it, either. I will likely put the bike up again next spring, but I reserve the right to change my mind. But, without my riding buddy (Lizzy), it seems unlikely.

Sunday, October 7


This was an interesting enough character study about a 90 year old man who is living out his last days in the desert. While I did not find it particularly funny, it fell under the dramedy category.

My rating: 3/5

Friday, October 5

pet first aid

Brian and I took a series of pet first aid classes at Penn Highlands, the last of which was last night. We found it pretty informative, but due to having 6 dogs over the past 22 years, we have already lived through quite a number of pet emergencies. Still, I thought the class was worthwhile and would definitely consider taking more classes there in the future.