Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie review

Warning: this post contains major spoilers for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. I was unsure about seeing this one because I’d heard some things about it like it was more fan fiction than any kind of real story. But then a friend who I trust about this kind of thing said he was excited to see it, so…

Day of thanks

I slept in. I thought I might go for a hike this morning, but after I got up and around, I thought that maybe I should actually have a holiday without any to-dos or should dos. So I went to Starbucks, came home, read my book outside and enjoyed the morning. Then I went in…

Sunday Funday

Today was packed with fun things! First, Sandy & I went on a light trail hike. Then we went to Polly’s Pies and bought what turned out be rather disappointing cinnamon rolls. After breakfast, we headed to Target 🎯 so she could buy another gift for me: a coffee maker. Since we got back from…

My town in a movie

I mentioned in yesterday’s post (I think?) that I watched a movie that kept me up until almost 1 am on Sunday night. That movie is “Henry Poole is Here” starring Luke Wilson. It’s from 2008. The thing about the movie is that it was all mostly filmed in La Mirada where I live. I…

Day 20 – Salt Lake City

Sandy and I planned to be a bit more active today. We left the house around 9 am, cruised by Starbucks, then ran a few errands that she needed to take care of. The main attraction of today was our early lunch at a place called Cafe Madrid, a Spanish cafe in the Cottonwood Heights…

Day 19 – Salt Lake City

Today was mostly a day of rest. I didn’t even take any photos! (the featured photo on this post is a mural that was in Park City) Sandy & I got Starbucks in the morning, then read and putzed around a while. Around noon, we went to a movie. We saw “Late Night” and both…

Better day

Shortly after I finished writing my post yesterday, my mom called. She shared that she had been triggered to grief the day before. It’s her story, so I’ll let her tell it if she wants, but we both agreed how unexpected it can be. We shed a few more tears then got on to other…

2 Years & Cookies

Today marks my 2-year anniversary of moving into my awesome downtown apartment. Crazy to think about that passage of time – how I’ve become more myself (I think), how I’ve lost a bit of weight, how I’ve become (maybe too) comfortable on my own, how my family unit has shifted, and how I can sit…

the rest of the week

After the disappointment of Wednesday night, the rest of the weekend has been pretty good. On Thursday, out of nowhere, I decided to see a movie. Instead of a variety of Oscar-nominated films I could have chosen, I selected “Winchester” starring Helen Mirren. It’s about Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle company fortune and…

music is a beautiful thing

Last night I was gifted with an invitation to the symphony with one of my BFFs, The Becky. At first, I thought, “The symphony?” But then I looked at the link she’d sent with the invite: John Williams. THE John Williams. Musician, composer, conductor. He’s scored such films as, oh, Jaws, Close Encounters of the…