Sunday, August 3, 2008


Synopsis: A 70 year old janitor (MICHAEL CAINE) and a low-level executive (DEMI MOORE) at one of the worlds largest diamond companies feel underappreciated and decide to steal a thermosfull of diamonds. But he's not telling her the whole story.

Thoughts: Superb filming. Excellent acting, although the dialogue can be difficult to hear in places. This film is a great lesson on the subject of revenge, and how when you try to get revenge, you effect a great many people. This movie is worth seeing.

Stars: 4

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Saturday, August 2, 2008


I decided a few weeks ago to take the plunge and upgrade to HDTV. It was great for the stations that I already had a strong signal for, but those that had been fuzzy were now either unavailable or so choppy it wasn't worth watching.

I got fed up with it today and started looking around for a commercial antenna to purchase that was better than rabbit ears. I found out that not only would I have to order it, but it was going to be more than I wanted to spend (minimum $70, more by the time I bought cable and what not).

I then did a seach for building your own, and found the following video:

Believe it or not, it works great. It is directional, so in my case I have the boom facing north and I now get a beautiful signal on all the local stations. I did put it on my roof to get it up higher, and also it seems to need to be horizontal, not vertical. Project cost about $20 and took just over an hour.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Well, we finally joined a church. Its been quite a while that we've been looking for one, but finally settled at Grace Community Church in Waco (

I'm still working at Sprint, and so glad that I chose to go there. Advantage Rent A Car, who I used to work for, shut down operations in Temple on July 11. I saw the handwriting on the wall, but I just didn't think it would be quite that fast.

We finally finished remodeling our house. The back room got a new roof, drywall on the ceiling, paint and tile. The kitchen also was re-tiled. I have to get all the stupid glue removed from our hardwood floors. I still cant believe that anyone would put carpet over those floors. We're happy to have the house back in somewhat of an order.

I'm going to try to post more often. I like movies and I may start posting my thoughts on them as I watch them. We'll see. All posts related to Sierra will be posted on her blog at

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Just starting a new blog here since my daughter has one here too, and its all linked to my gmail. I dont update too often so dont hold your breath.