doing without

My microwave died on Saturday night. Surprisingly, it wasn’t the motor that went, but the door opening mechanism. I took the microwave apart on Sunday to see if it was fixable, but a plastic part had snapped off, so I guess I’m just going to have to get a new one. You don’t realize quite how much you use a microwave until you don’t have one. The good news is, I’m running out of old appliances to replace.

last hurrah?

Jake and I made our semi-annual trip to TJ Maxx on Saturday. We made a pretty decent haul. Jake got pants, a shirt, and a jacket; I got three shirts, a pair of hand towels for the new bathroom, and a toy for the dogs. After shopping, we went to Firehouse Subs for lunch, which was really good.

Due to this coronavirus thing, I plan on cutting out unnecessary trips among the masses (or at least trying to go to stores during less busy times). This won’t be particularly difficult for me as I never do anything anyway. About the only place I go is the shelter and I’ll continue to do that. However, we have concert tickets later this month that I’m on the fence about. If the virus hits Johnstown by then, it will be a no brainer, but if not, I have a decision to make.

under the skin (movie)

I read this book a few months ago and heard there was a movie adaptation of it, so I figured I’d watch it. As it turns out it was a “loose adaptation”. Very loose. I wasn’t into it at all. I was interested to see how they were going to pull off a few things in the book, but they just skipped over all of the interesting parts.

My rating: 2/5

it: chapter 2

This was a great conclusion to the story of IT. Having reread the book right before watching the first chapter, I feel this was pretty true the story. One thing I wasn’t a fan of was I felt a lot of the horror was a bit cartoonish (was it like this in the first movie? I can’t remember), but overall, the movie did a great job of telling the story. And, how about the portrayal by the kids? So accurate.

My rating: 4/5


Earlier this year, I put in an application to be on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Cambria County. I had an interview for the position earlier this month and just found out today that my application was approved! What this means for me is a board meeting once a month and volunteering at some of their many fundraising events. I’m looking forward to helping out however I can. I’ve really enjoyed volunteering the past 18 months, so I feel like this is just a natural progression.