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2009 has been a bit of an up and down year, all told, but I think I'm ending it better than I started, and I'm hoping that's what's important.

I read a lot of books - my target was 36, and I got past that. Next year's target will again be 36, but I'm going to try and read more non-fiction (new Sook notwithstanding). And I'm definitely going to try to read less Stephanie Meyer in the new year. Heck, if I could unread Breaking Dawn, I most definitely would.

We moved buildings at work in October (if memory serves): overall, I prefer the new place to the old, if only because we're squirrelled away somewhat, which means fewer walk-in distractions. Colleague H and I have been assigned a full-on project for the new year, which could well take some getting into, so I'm expecting January and onwards to be pretty busy.

DVD-wise, I've obviously discovered The Wire, which is seriously, seriously good. I've yet to finish either Battlestar Galactica or Prison Break, and I have the first five seasons of Lost waiting to go through too. As for Flash Forward, though, I think I'm going to give up on that one.

I don't really remember too many notable films. Coraline was OK, but nothing compared to the book. The Star Trek reboot was certainly watchable, but not ground-breaking. Avatar, ultimately, disappointed. Was there a stand-out film this year?

I've just received a 'Happy New Year!' text from a number I don't recognise... have at least returned the good wishes, but I hate it when that happens!

Anyway, have a good New Year, all you people! Hope 2010 brings you all things good! :D

Date: 2010-01-01 02:49 am (UTC)
aome: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aome
Happy New Year! (I hope you recognise this source. :D )

Any particular reason for choosing 36 as your book goal?

Date: 2010-01-01 11:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] linaelyn
Happy New Year! The text wasn't from me. :-)

Did you see Milk? How about Bolt, or possibly Up? Each of those are getting mention in my "films of note for 2009" post, though the first of those probably means much more to me than thee - I lived in the SF area in the era when Harvey Milk was in office, so the entire film had echoes of my own youth.

Well done on your reading goals. I think I'll make some reading goals of my own, this year - something unrelated to all the reading I do for the kids' homeschooling.

Date: 2010-01-01 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carolanne5
More nonfiction is also one of my aims. I averaged 1 in 3 nonfiction last year and I'd like to at least keep to this ration next year.

Yes, I've unintentionally stopped watching FastForward. Life got too busy and I didn't have enough love for it to keep catching up on the internet. It had loads of promise but it didn't keep the passion alive.

My standout film would be Slumdog Millionaire, closely followed by Moon.

PS I don't suppose you could tell me how to get photos to show up in a DW journal entry? I've seen it done but I can't seem to find it anywhere in the FAQs. I have Festival 1 photos I want to post!

Date: 2010-01-01 11:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carolanne5
I'm working on the 'start as you mean to go on' principle!

Many thanks for the information, I'll try and do a test post shortly.

Date: 2010-01-01 11:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carolanne5
Ok I'm doing something wrong, I tried using this in my journal



and it didn't bring up the image :-(

Date: 2010-01-02 01:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carolanne5
Thank you, it's much appreciated! You would make a superb tutor.

*runs off to play with festival entry*

Date: 2010-01-02 11:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] uninvitedcat
Ah, I think your domestic unknown text may have been me. Sorry - I never seem to manage to update everyone with my new number at the same time....

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