Archives for: "December 2008"

Yes Man

December 31st, 2008
Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is an exaggerated version of anyone who has difficulty committing to things (or people). The events in his life have caused him to shy away from any engagement, regardless of how innocent; something needs to change.… more »

2006 Red Truck Merlot

December 30th, 2008
I had originally seen this listed on some "notable wines under $15" list. I was pleased to find this bottle at my local Kroger for $9.99. I am not normally a big fan of Merlot, but unfortunately I have had a few Merlots that I adored, so I find myself… more »

Wine of the Month - January, 2009

December 29th, 2008
2006 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon | Discuss it | more »

Photo Theme of the Month - January, 2009

December 26th, 2008
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Book of the Month - January, 2009

December 23rd, 2008
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But… more »

December 22nd, 2008
The gentlemen among my readers will smile to themselves and say that women never did understand business, but the ladies may agree with me that Mrs Brandy understood her business very well, for the chief business of Mrs Brandy's life was to make Stephen… more »

Movie of the Month - January, 2009

December 19th, 2008
Love Me if You Dare LOVE ME IF YOU DARE depicts the romantic story of Julian and Sophie, who meet in grade school and create an intense game of "Dare" to distract them from the harsh realities of their lives. Over time their game becomes a mutual… more »

December 18th, 2008
Harry: I still know a lot of people here, Tonto. When you know people, that's home. more »

Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb

December 17th, 2008
Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts… more »

December 16th, 2008
"Life is too huge and complex. The world is so overgrown that it can't lift its own fingers, and I was planning to be such an important finger --" more »