2011 has sucked so many different kinds of ass. I am so glad that it is on the way out the door. If it wants to leave early, that would be totally OK with me.
Christmas was nice and quiet. I worked on both the 24th and 25th, so we celebrated with Jonathan's family on the 24th. I worked a mid-shift on the 25th (10a-6p). My coworker K.'s mother brought us lunch in the way of tasty little finger sandwiches, cookies and chips (and it took her about thirty minutes to get to the store - she's sweet). We filled perhaps two or three dozen prescriptions during the course of my eight hour shift. If that. I used the rest of the time to organize the filing cabinet. When I got home, my mother in law came over. We watched Top Gear
, ate chili, and I baked some of the sugar cookie dough that I'd made a few days previously. Nice and quiet, spent with the company of family. I just wish that I'd been able to see my grandparents or Kway, or some of my Florida friends.
I've come up with an idea for a new project in 2012. Still working out the details, but it's going to be a book blog, halfway between Calico Reaction
and Mark Reads...
(he's currently on The Lord of the Rings
- previous selections include Twilight
, The Hunger Games
trilogy and Harry Potter
). I'm trying to figure out a good angle, and I'll know more soon, but I think it's going to be fun. I just need to figure out a good name for the blog and which book I'm going to start with. I really, really want this to work out.
Speaking of books, I'm finally reading The Hunger Games
. I'm glad that I waited until they were all available to start, because I don't think that I'd stand the wait between books all that well. On the other hand, I'm kind of sorry that I missed out on all of the fun of the anticipation of what was coming next and the fandom activity. Anyway, I really like what I'm reading, and I find myself falling into the story with so much more ease than anything else that I've read lately.
I miss fandom. I'm not involved in any of them anymore. The trailer for The Hobbit
's making the rounds. I feel like I'm the only person not excited about it. I think that it would be different if I had the prospect of seeing it with devilwrites
, but that's just not going to happen, barring me winning Super Mega Powerball, and that hasn't happened yet (mostly because I don't buy tickets). I'm really missing the early days of the Buffy
fandom too - J's watching the series for the first time right now, and it's making me nostalgic. Jealous too - there's so many awesome episodes that he's going to get to see for the first time - "Hush," "Once More With Feeling," "Restless," the whole Faith-as-Buffy two parter...so jealous of him. For the record - he really likes it, too. He loved Firefly
, and I thought that he'd better see where Joss Whedon started. Success!
On that note, it's time to stop for lunch. Ta!