Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Good Car Mechanic

It's always difficult to find a trustworthy and good auto mechanic, I think even more so with the economy like it is (it could be more tempting to take advantage, obviously). Performance Place has once again proven to me why we've taken our cars there for years. We took it in for some oil and transmission leaks. Long story short, there was a new leak after we got it back. I called them back two weeks later and explained the situation and they said to bring it in. I thought - no way we're not getting charged for this. Well, we didn't get charged for it. They fixed it again and charged us zilch. This isn't the first time they've done that kind of thing for us either.
So, if you're looking for a good auto place... it's Performance Place just off 10600 south and Redwood Rd. and their phone number is 801-254-0715.

Friday, February 20, 2009

What do you mean you don't care what I think about movies?

I found yet another great Masterpeice Theatre period movie (really? aren't almost all of them great?) Now, this isn't like "North and South" great, but it's a more unconventional love story. It's called "Daniel Deronda" and it's worth seeing for the haunting music alone. Daniel meets and is drawn to Gwendolyn Harleth (nice last name don't you think?), but the story takes a different route. Gwendolyn is unabashedly selfish and determined to get what she wants out of life. (She does have some redeeming virtues). She is forced by circumstances into an undesirable marriage with Henleigh Grandcourt, but she is still drawn to Daniel and they strike up a friendship. But, she finds out about Daniel's involvement with a talented jewess whom he rescued from drowning. This thing is beautifully acted, well-written, and based on a victorian novel by George Eliot that created quite the stir when it came out.

The other period movie I saw was "A Room With a View" which definitely wasn't as boring as I remember the book being. I thought it was a light and cute film and lots of fun to watch. This one is the 2007 version (there a few different versions). It was really short (only 1 1/2 hours I think), especially compared to the epic period movies I like watching. I would recommend this for a cute happy movie.