Monday, February 16, 2009

Handyman Joe

This weekend was pretty laid back. Despite V-Day and the holiday, there really wasn't too much going on with me which usually means I'll be doing one of four things: working, working out, doing a home project and watching movies. All of those things happened this particular weekend as well.

The movies I watched were: Transsiberian and Blue Velvet (yes the one from the 1986). Both were pretty bad. Transsiberian I really WANTED to like because it has Woody Harrelson and Ben Kingsley. Though the story itself is compelling, there are MAJOR flaws with one of the main characters that really make the story unbelievably and the movie almost unwatchable. What a shame. Oh, and I also had most of it figured out in the first 20 minutes.

Blue Velvet...was just dumb. Wasn't it supposed to be some great, memorable fantastic movie?? It was awful, except for the Isabella Rossellini nude scenes that is. Dennis Hopper I guess was fine, but a little over the top. Laura Dern is just unwatchable as an actress. Seeing Kyle MacLachan (Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives--yeah, I watch them, what about it??) from 20 years ago was a bit crazy too, but I can't blame the movie for that. He turns 50 this month so he was 26-27 playing a 21 year old and actually pulled it off. Anyway, the dialogue and movie in general were horrible.

Onto the home project. If you've been to my condo and played pool, you probably noticed that my table "seems" slightly sloped. Well, with my new level app for my iPhone (yes, it actually is a bubble-level that has degrees on it!) I could determine for certain that my table was .6 degrees out of whack. Unacceptable. So I broke out the car jack and some two by fours and propped up that bad boy table (it has three thick stone slabs that weigh a ton) and was able to adjust the jack until the bubble level was perfectly level. Now I know I wasn't going to be able to make it perfect after trying to get shims in there and such, but I knew it would be better than it was and that's exactly how it turned out. The bubble app reads between 0 degrees and .1, which is about as good as I'm going to get in this building. I even broke it in with a quick game of nine ball and was very happy. Chalk one up for handyman Joe!!!


stef said...

My newest App obsession is Lose It! A free calorie counting app. It is awesome!

deJesusFreak said...

Blue Velvet was great, but it's David Lynch and his movies can be out there. I feel the same way about Wes Anderson -- people love movies of his like Rushmore, and I just don't get it.