Jessica Day George

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Dawn of a New Age

Those of you who have seen "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" are now thinking, "An age of lacy, pink, intimate things!"

Unfortunately, no.

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
2. Avatar
3. Up
4. Sherlock Holmes
5. The Princess and the Frog

What are your resolutions?


Catherine Denton said...

Going to castles AND Disneyland? Too fun! My biggest goal is to get my first novel edited and sent off. Hope your little one does better today.

Meredith said...

My goal for this year is to have healthy gums. I always go to the dentist and they say, "Do you floss?" Me: "Every day!" The dentist: "Your gums aren't healthy." So, I'm going to have healthy gums this year!

Jeni said...

First of all, your new castle like furniture is awesome. I must see this chair though.

Secondly, you MUST go to Disneyland every September. We will meet you there since we will be living in San Diego. (stupid Utah law firms that won't give my husband a job)

And lastly, I must see Avatar.

c'est moi said...

Hey, those are some of MY favorite movies of 2009! And, we are an anomaly for not having "The Hurt Locker" or "The Hangover" or "Inglourious Basterds" on our lists! Yay, us! I would like MY resolution to be to go to Disneyland WITH YOU every September. (However, if we all resolve that, perhaps it won't be as, ummm, empty!)

c'est moi said...

... an age of pink, lacy things... heeeee heeeee, now that's what I'm thinking...

Danielle M said...

resolutions ranked in order of importance
1 Write a complete book
2 Pass my permit exam in less tries than my brother (little sister is feeling competitive)
3 Graduate!

Anonymous said...

I'm resolved to pre-order the NEW book. Love the new chair (read/viewed that post first). Happy all are again well!