Those of you who have seen "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" are now thinking, "An age of lacy, pink, intimate things!"
It is 2010, and behold, there is new life on the moons of Jupiter and monoliths being planted on other worlds and . . . wait! Curse you, Arthur C. Clarke!
All right, I'll stop talking about movies.
And get down to brass tacks: New Year's Resolutions. They say you shouldn't make them, because you're just setting yourself up for failure. But who are "they?" "They" sound remarkably depressed and depressing. Let us ignore "them" and make some resolutions. I'm feeling awfully resolutiony.
In 2010 I want to:
Read over 150 books (I got to 149 last year. So close!)
Finish the book I'm currently working on, and get at least 2/3 of the way through another.
Lose 7 pounds.
Learn to play mah jong.
Go to the movies at least once a month.
Blog every week, and start including pictures in the blog.
Take a trip to a supersecret, supercool location where I will do loads of research and begin writing a supersecret, supercool book.
Oh, that last one is just a big TEASE isn't it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! But it's so true: Mr. Man and I are planning a Very Special Vacation which will include a guided tour of a number of castles and other Ancient Sytes of Ye Intereste, followed by several days of lounging around so that I can begin my Supersecret Book on site, for Maximum Ambience.
Also, I'd really like to take the kiddies to Disneyland again. Just for a day or two. Ride the Thunder Mountain Railroad, eat a giant smoked turkey leg. Perhaps it should be a family tradition: every September when there is NO ONE THERE, we go to Disneyland. (Seriously, no one was there. It. Was. Awesome.)
I was going to start off this blog right, by including a picture, but Baby Girl is asleep in the Chamber I Wished to Photograph, so I will not. We were up all night with the little moppet, as she has stomach flu for the first time ever, and threw up every five minutes from 2 am to about 7:30. Not. That. Awesome. Now she is asleep in my bed, so I cannot photograph the Chair. I recently used my ill-gotten gains (aka, "royalties") to purchase new furniture for my bedroom. Part of this furniture includes a freakin' awesome chair and ottoman which has already cradled me comfortably for the longest writing stint I've managed since November. I wished to show you all the Chair, but since you would also get a good luck at the Bed, which contains a sick, sleeping child and has sheets in dire need of washing after last night, I shall forbear.
Perhaps next Monday.
When I keep to my resolution to blog every week, by presenting to you my favorite books of 2009! (Cue cheers, cue crashing of cymbals!)
But here, as just a small taste of "Best of" list goodness, are my Top Five favorite movies of 2009:
1. Star Trek
4. Sherlock Holmes
5. The Princess and the Frog
What are your resolutions?