Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy (belated) New Year!

Per tradition, my friend came out to ride River on New Year's Day:

He was a little bit of a butt, but not bad considering he hadn't been ridden in like a month.  And now that we're in the midst of a nasty cold snap and storm, it'll be a bit before he's ridden again...  Last night it was -3 with a windchill of like -25.  Right now it's 1, windchill -26.  Driving anywhere takes at least twice as long as normal..  the roads aren't so bad, it's the wind blowing snow and creating white-outs that's a killer.

Last week my friends and I went to see American Hustle.  It was pretty good.  I think I need to see it again because it's hard to keep track of who's scamming who.

Saturday we saw The Wolf of Wall Street.  First off, it's rated R and they mean it.  Lots of nudity, sex, and swearing.  Extremely un-PC.

If you're okay with all of that, it's a really good movie.  I've seen some people criticizing it for glorifying that stuff.. I can only assume those people didn't actually watch the movie.  Yes, it's about a man who swindles tons of people, commits crimes, and does all sorts of terrible things.  But the movie shows how that stuff is bad is... it destroys his life and the lives of people around him.

It's also really really funny.  There were a few scenes where I nearly choked on my drink.  Had I not gone to the bathroom before the movie started, I would probably have wet my pants.

It's not a movie I would have actually wanted to see... one of my friends has a total man-crush on Leonardo diCaprio, so I went to hang out with my friends.  I'm so glad I did, I'd see it again in a second.  FYI, it's about 3 hours long, but I thought it went fast.

I think the last movie I recommended was Despicable Me 2... now I'm recommending The Wolf of Wall Street.  Bit of a disparity, huh?  It's like when my iPod plays a Disney song followed by Eminem.

Stay safe and warm, everyone!


  1. Wolf of Wallstreet was intense...loved it!

  2. I'm so behind on movies, just now saw the Hobbit!