Monday, April 29

brit floyd

Brit Floyd is on tour again and did their usual stop in Johnstown last night, so we went. Same as last time, the show was fantastic. They got a bit theatrical this time around by acting out certain songs, and that was a little weird, but overall it was a great experience.

Sunday, April 28

short lived victory

Not long after fixing the dishwasher last month, it started acting up again. This time, the problem was more difficult to diagnose. And, not wanting to spend even more money on it, we decided to get a new dishwasher, which was delivered last week. The good news is that we don't have to hand wash dishes anymore. The bad news is that our pocketbook is a bit lighter this week.

Monday, April 22

easter traditions

Every year, Jake gets an Easter basket of candy and we have an Easter egg hunt in the house. Every year before Easter, he expresses his interest in both and makes sure we are still planning on doing them. Unlike previous years, he had a helper this year--Esme rooted out a couple of eggs for him. It was so cute! Living with dogs all of these years, you'd think one would have helped him out earlier. Jake was concerned that the hunt was getting too easy since it takes place in our living room and dining room. However, much like previous years, it took him a while to find the last few. And, we did manage to find a few new hiding places this year. I wonder if he'll still expect this when he's 30?

Sunday, April 21

a star is born

Everyone already knows what this movie is about since it's the umpteenth telling of it. I will say, it was quite a good film. I especially liked how they did the vocals and music live (instead of lip syncing--that was one of the things The Dirt did horribly). And, while I'm not a fan of pop music and thus have not had much exposure to Lady Gaga, it's obvious that she is a very talented musician and actor (I also rather enjoyed her acting in American Horror Story). Kudos also to Bradley Cooper for learning how to play guitar and sing for this movie. They were totally robbed at the Oscars. And despite myself, I love the song Shallow. So sue me.

My rating: 4/5

Thursday, April 18


I got tattoo number seven this evening. It's an American traditional style anchor with a couple of flowers around it (I am now officially on an American traditional kick). Brian designed the tattoo for me. I like to think that it pays homage to my penchant for swearing. 

I went to Devin at Lemon Bomb again. She also volunteers at the shelter, so we always have lots to talk about (that is, dogs).

And, I have an appointment for my next tattoo, which she will be designing. It's kind of hard to explain, but it's going to be a knitting related skull thing. Trust me, it's going to be awesome.

Monday, April 15

the dirt

This was an entertaining movie about the history of Motley Crue. It didn't delve too deep, though (it just hit the high--or low--points that we've all heard about already). Stylistically speaking, I wasn't a fan, but it did make me long for the gold old days of hair metal.

My rating: 3/5

Tuesday, April 9

the killing hour

Not sure where this book came from, but it was in my pile, so I read it. It was about a killer who would take two women, kill one of them and leave the second woman somewhere remote. He would leave clues with the first woman as to the location. There were a lot of characters at the start, so it was a little confusing, but I figured things out as time went on and it ended up being fairly interesting.

My rating: 3.5/5