Friday, January 30, 2009

The Uninvited

Going into this one with low expectations.  I can't remember why, I think it was word of mouth about how this movie will wind up on Lifetime Network sometime down the road.  But then we remember it's by the same people that made The Ring.

For a PG-13 movie this one delivered for me.  The camera angles and music made this one extremely suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  Have to say this movie is probably the best since Strangers.  While I can totally agree this one could end up on Lifetime (ala Glass House, Emily Rose style) it still delivers.

Can't remember the actress' name at this time but Miri (from Zach and Miri) does a really good job as the psycho main squeeze of the husband.  Showing she can not only play a comedic role but a serious psychopath as well.  Good Stuff.  I don't want to give anything away in regards to the content of the plot or the ending.  Don't talk to anyone who has seen it, don't ask about the ending, just go watch it with an open mind and you will enjoy this one.

The Uninvited 9/10


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bowling Scores 1/27/09


201, 212, 193  606 Series

600less streak ends in Week 23. By game 3 I was definitely thinking about it.  A double in frames 8 and 9 after a mediocre start to game 3 gave me a chance to get my six.  All I needed to do was mark in the tenth frame and I converted a 6 pin to do just that.  9/X to finish out and I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. 
As for the team play though, we continue to be in a funk.  We salvaged game 3 but this is the second week in a row now that we have gone 2-5 on the night and our mojo seems to be falling apart. 
The night began with me throwing a 53 open frame and I didn't figure to be in contention.  However I only opened once more until game 3.  I was pretty much throwing with less movement in my wrist tonight and letting the ball do more of the work.  I think that has been a large part of my problem this season.  I'm trying to get my ball to do more by having more tork on my fingertip release. 

600less streak is over!

Alsco Irrigation stands at 7-14 for the third third and 91-70 overall.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bowling Scores 1/22/09

165,186,188  539 Series

A season high 7 X's in a row between games 2 and 3 didn't help me much tonight as it was one of the worst performances as a team all season.  Ever since position round at the end of the second third we seem to have hit a wall.  I missed a ridiculous number of single pin conversions and if it wasn't for my strong finishes in all 3 games, there's no way I would have even hit a 500 series.  Game 3 I didn't get a spare until the 10th frame.
Miraculously we salvaged the third game 907-890 but got demolished the other two games.

600less streak 22 weeks and counting...

Alsco Irrigation stands at 5-9 for the third third and 89-65 overall.

10910 Total pins with an average of 181.83 through 21 weeks

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Bloody Valentine 3D

As a whole, if this movie was in 2D there was not much special about it at all.  However, the 3D effects make it worth your while.  I actually caught myself dodging the miner's pick ax when it was thrown at the audience. 
The movie does a lot but I think in the future there is much more that is left undone regarding the 3D effects.  They overkill the "gun pointing at you" effect but still cool. 
As for the storyline it's about average.  Tom  returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre where his father claimed the lives of 22 people in the coal mine. However, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders when they start happening again, and it seems like his old flame Sarah Palmer (Twin peaks reference right there hah) is the only one will believes he's innocent.  Tom gets in an arguement with Axel (Kerr Smith) in regards to where Sarah's heart really belongs.
The twist towards the end keeps you guessing on who is responsible for these murders that begin happening yet again 10 years later.  There are some good kills in this movie that remind me of Saw and they are pretty graphic.  There's also an enormous amount of nudity in this one so leave the kids at home.
5/10 for the movie... +2 for the 3D effects...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bowling Scores 1/13/09


151,170, 221 (AMG) 542 Series
Probably the sloppiest 221 game I have had in a long time.  I was confused the entire night.  Anything thrown outside early on wouldn't come back to the pocket unless you slowed it down conciderably.  Teammate Dana came through with a 617 series but the team we bowled did well and even though we took total pins, we only managed to win 1 of 3 games on the night.
On a side note, the team that we apparently "sandbagged" against last week bought drinks for everyone on our team this week.  Hah.
600less streak 21 weeks and counting...

Alsco Irrigation stands at 3-4 for the third third and 87-60 overall.
10913 total pins with an average of 181.88 through 60 games

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bowling Scores 1/6/09

200, 198, 201  599 Series
Let me repeat myself on that one:
599 Series
I'm dead serious on this one and what better way to bring in the new year than to roll my high series of the season. Go ahead and add to my 600 snub the fact that we lost all games for only the second time this season.  It's so strange that when I bowl decent, my team seems to struggle and lose but when I struggle to hit my 180 average, others step up and help us to win games. It didn't help that our leadoff bowler (169 average) threw a 130,128,178 and our second bowler threw a 108 the third game. 
To be completely honest, I was thinking about my first 6 a little bit going into the third game.  I started game three with a XX but then struggled, leaving 10 pins and 4 pins for a series of nine counts.  I had once again converted all single pin spares... until the 8th frame when I missed a 7 pin thus pretty much ruining my chance at a six.  Another 9/ in the 9th and I looked at my teammate Bill and said "I strike out I shoot a 599."  And that's exactly what I proceeded to do.
Nothing else to say really except for the fact that my 600less streak ridiculously continues.  20 weeks and counting...

Alsco Irrigation stands at 38-32 for the second third and 84-56 overall.

10371 Total pins with an average of 181.94 through 20 weeks.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Disc Golf 12/31/08

Disc Golf at Riverbend Park
Tee Time Approximately 2pm.
This would be my first round in months, since the Brownsvalley run.
In The Bag-
TeeBird 162g
Soft Challenger
The weather was crazy overcast and foggy with temperatures dipping into the low 40's
1- Bogey (+1)
2- Par
3- Bogey (+2)
4- Bogey (+3) Horrible teeoff backhand.
5- Bogey (+4) Horrible approach shot with the Comet.
6- Double Bogey w/OB (+6) Threw my Starfire into the water yet again but luckily was able to find it in the water.
7- Bogey w/OB (+7) My disc hit a bush and unluckily landed on the cartpath which in PDGA rules states as an OB area.  Horrible luck.
8- Par
9- Double Bogey (+9) Hit a tree 30 feet in front of me and then proceeded to miss a very makeable putt for Bogey.
Front 9 Score and worst ever +9
(2 pars, 5 Bogeys, 2 Double Bogeys)
10 Birdie (+8) At this point I was thinking about the biggest swing of an even round ever with a +9 on front 9 and -9 on back nine.
11 Par
12 Double Bogey (+10) I was really missing my DX Beast today as it's the forehand disc I can get to turn left. My first shot hit a tree again 20 feet in front of me and then I struggled to get back on the fairway
13 Par
14 Bogey (+11) Worst approach shot of the day
15 Par
16 Par
17 Par- Barely got the disc to stick on this uphill putt.
18 Birdie (+10) Best putt of the day hit a 20-25 footer
Back 9 Score +1 (2 Birdies, 5 pars, 1 Bogey, 1 Double Bogey)
Side Note- (IOS shot a +3)
Well I can say that this is my worst round ever at Riverbend Disc Park and the conditions didn't help any. A small victory was my final putt on 18.  I'm definitely out of practice and need to start playing at least once a week for my game to improve.