Gran Torino

Posted in Movies on January 20th, 2009 by James

Watched Gran Torino with Ben and Val today. I wish that Glad was able to go, but she was working.

I was an alright movie. I thought it was predictable, and knowing how it ends. It was a good movie, worthing watching, but not amazing.

I’m working on day 3 of being a non smoker. And wow, I’m doing good, but a damn cig sounds great.


Posted in Movies on January 2nd, 2009 by James

Me and Glad watched Towelhead last night. Wow, kinda a crazy movie. Still don’t know what to think of it. I think I enjoyed it for the most part. Parts of it, I didn’t care about. This movie is not for everyone, that’s for damn sure. I think a big thing that ruined it is that Aaron Eckhart accent. He tried pulling off a southern Texan accent, and I think he did a shitty job at it. Some of the acting wasn’t the best. I would have to say that Summer Bishil, and Peter Macdissi did a good job on the acting side of things.

I stole this next bit from of what the movie is about.

A 13 year old girl looks for direction on her own sexual development in all the wrong places. Something that is very natural and not a bad thing gets turned into a seedy, disgusting act thanks to her pedophile of a neighbor. If anything, this film should serve as a cautionary tale to all parents.

Stole the rest of this from the same thing on

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Christmas 2008

Posted in Family, Movies on December 26th, 2008 by James

Christmas was pretty good all things considered. I had Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off this week. Monday Glad was working, so it was just me and the kids. Had a pretty good mellow day with the kids which was nice. Did some little running around with the kids.

Tuesday did some more running around finished up with the photo albums/xmas gifts that me and the kids got for Justine, Becky, and Glad. My folks came over for about a hour Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning we opened up gifts since the kids would be with Justine xmas morning. I didn’t get much, but I was expecting much. I did manage to get a new hat, a 8 gig memory card for my phone, a Ramones shirt, Swingin Utters CD. We then cooked up a nice breakfast. Eggs, bacon, OJ, potatoes.

Later on I decided to be brave and went to the liquor store since we need booze for that night. Line out the door, so I hit the one in Sandy. Same thing line out the door. But it was smart the way they were doing it. They would let about 10 people in at a given time. When it started cleaning out, they let another 10 people in. Waited outside for about 5 minutes, and I was only in line for a few minutes. The ex-inlaws picked up the kids around 2 or so. We went on up to Stephine’s place for dinner, and to get drunk. We got there a little after 7pm. By 10pm Stephine was in bed drunk as a shunk. So yeah, we decided to leave and head on home.

Christmas morning me and Glad went on out to my parents for breakfast, and to hang out for a bit. Later on in the afternoon, we went on over to Glad’s aunt place for xmas dinner.

This morning woke up to about 8-10″ snow on my car, along with snow packed roads. The freeway was all snow packed all the way down to point of the mountain. Once I got past Thanksgiving point, the roads were mostly just wet. Work is boring as shit today. I hate days like these.

I did manage to watch a few movies this week with Glad. I believe it was Tuesday night we watched Death Race. Silly ass entertaining movie. Xmas we watched Hamlet 2. Well we tried to, but we never finished it. I thought it was pretty stupid, and just couldn’t finish up. Christmas day we watched Traitor. That was alright. Seems like it had some plot holes in it. I kinda wished I paid more attention to it.

He Was a Quiet Man

Posted in General, Movies on December 19th, 2008 by James

Saw a crazy ass movie yesterday called, He Was a Quiet Man. I really enjoyed the movie until it started to turn into a love story. Still wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t expecting that. Only problem is, that I wish I managed to stay awake for the ending, but ended up falling asleep. That’s what I get when I try to watch movies laying down on the couch.

The rest of my days off, I got my Christmas shopping done. I wanted to get more gifts, but the whole money thing became an issue.

Went on out to Club Vegas Wednesday. That was alright, but I was in a pissy mood, which kinda sucked. Would have had more fun at Club Vegas if I wasn’t so damn grumpy and pissy. Got to see Jim’s new haircut. After about 13 years, he decided to cut off his long hair. Which is just crazy. The hair cut looks good, and fits him. Makes him look a lot younger also, I’m guessing about 3-5 years younger.

Here We Go Again…

Posted in General, Movies on October 19th, 2008 by James

With my lame update of the week.

Tuesday not much of anything from what I remember. Wednesday was James’s birthday. Had my parents over, along with Glad’s parents. That was nice having them over. Thursday hung out all day with the kids, Glad, and Ben. We were talking about going to Lagoon, but due to lack of funds, that didn’t happen. Kids were out of school for UEA both Thursday and Friday.

Thursday night, me, Glad, and Ben saw Pineapple Express. That was pretty damn funny. Thursday we also got a new pet. Got a tiny little baby bearded dragon. It’s about 4-5″ long. Pet store said it was only 4 weeks old. Got a pretty good price on it, compared to the price of a full grown. Got it for 25 bucks, usually they run for about $70+ bucks. Crazy to think in about 11 months it’s going to be 16-24″ in size.

Last night me and Glad watched Recount. I really enjoyed the movie. It’s about how Gore lost back in 2000, and the whole deal with the state of FL.

Mr. Brooks

Posted in Movies on September 21st, 2008 by James

Me and Glad ending up watch Mr. Brooks last night. Such a great movie. William Hunt, and Kevin Costner were great.

We also watched Lost Boys: The Tribe. Yeah such a horrible movie, avoid this like the plaque. Everything about it was HORRIBLE!!!

Good Times at the UT State Fair

Posted in Family, General, Movies on September 12th, 2008 by James

The three days were decent days off. Tuesday I basically sat at home and watched a few movies. First movie was Music Within. I really enjoyed this movie. Wednesday hung out with Marcia for a bit. Also found out that the ball was dropped on me getting my 401k money. Just annoying, since I’m needing the money ASAP. Thursday, hung out with Ben for a bit. Went to a few places, and just did pointless lame window shopping. Went to Souper Salad for lunch.

Thursday night, we all went to the fair. I wasn’t too excited for this, but had a great time at the fair.
Glad and both of the kids held snakes. Had a good cheap time there. It was nice that Glad got free passes to the fair.

True Blood

Posted in Movies on September 7th, 2008 by James

Me and Glad watched the pilot episode of True Blood tonight on HBO. New show done by Alan Ball. Show far I really dig his stuff. Nothing is Private is coming out in a few weeks ago. Which is a new movie by him also.

Have I mentioned that me and glad have started watching Dexter. Really digging the show, and getting addicted to it.

WoW, I’ve Gotten Lazy…

Posted in Family, Fishing, Movies on July 19th, 2008 by James

So yeah over the past two weeks, had court, went to Wendover, brought a new camera, took James fishing, and learned that my kids don’t know how to respect me.

Court was alright. I was hoping that it went better. Long story short. I had to post bail for 163 dollars, and have bench trial Sept 25th. But I got my license back.

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Boring Day….

Posted in Family, Movies on June 22nd, 2008 by James

Oh man, what a boring ass day here at work. So yeah Fathers Day was a week ago. My kids didn’t get me shit. I blame Justine, I surely went out of my way to make sure they had Mothers Day gifts a month ago. Whatever…. Just thought I would mention that.

Glad was able to get the hook up from a friend. Got ourselfs a free washer, and dryer. Now it’s just a matter of what I’m gonna do with a spare dryer. Still not sure why we just didn’t get a washer in which we needed. We have had a dryer every since we moved.

Me and Glad also finished up watching season 3 of Weeds. Good stuff I tell ya. But I do have to admit, that season 3 was a bit on the weak side compared to season 2. I read that season 4 appears to be a major disappointment. With the way that season 3 ended, I’m not surprised.

Me and Glad ended up watching The Mist last night. That was………-shrugs- Far from anything special. Overrated. But yet entertaining in some sort of funny way at times.