I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Snowing on Jumanji

Woke this AM to find that Central PA is getting some snow - the forecast was for 1 - 2 inches, but we have about that much already, so we will probably getting 3 or 4 - which is fine with me.  While not for everyone, shoveling snow is 'free cardio' take advantage of it, unless you're out of shape, than shovel slowly.

The dogs have been out at least 4 times playing in it so the pristine whiteness is now splayed with footprints and pee marks.
I went to see "Jumanji" last evening - some of it was very good, some of it was... well, okay.  A good word to describe it would be... uneven.  For those who don't know, this is the story of 4 very different teens who get sucked into a video game where they need to learn to work as a team in order to survive.  Unfortunately that only happens with two of them.  Dwayne Johnson's size makes him a screen presence, however there's little chemistry between he and Karen Gillan, who seems to have been terribly miscast.  Kevin Hart is funny, but doesn't seem to realize he's not the star.  Jack Black, however, is hysterical as Bethany, the self-absorbed, Miss Popularity, who finds herself in the body of a middle aged chubby man.  In fact, Jack Black and Nick Jonas are the only two characters in this film who develop any kind of chemistry, and are really the only reasons why you might want to see this in the theater.

That's right, you Nick Jonas fans, he turns up almost 2/3 of the way through and keeps it from becoming totally maudlin.
Plans for the day include making butternut squash soup from scratch, shoveling some snow, and putting in some time on the new bike.  Oh, and maybe a nap or two.


  1. naps are good.

    I'mma guessing we have 1/2 inch here. pretty large fluffy flakes.

    we are going nowhere for the next 3 days. we have everything we need.

    HNY 2018 to you and the puppies!

  2. butternut squash soup !!!!!!! My favorite!!!!! Are you married??? I have been up in CampHill most of the week with family and friends for the holidays...have since gotten back home to frigid cold and yes snow today. A hot breakfast coming...a good way to close out the year I think. Love the first picture...very calming.

    1. Camp Hill's nice, I'm in what I call Little Pittsburgh (Enola), if you don't understand, try riding a bike here.

    2. Oh, and the soup was delish...

  3. The Rock? No.
    Kevin Hart is never funny.
    Jack Black is really not worth the time.
    I'd rather sit by the fire and watch the snow fall!

    1. So you're going to miss Jack Black giving mouth to mouth to mouth to Nick Jonas...