Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!


It will be hard to top 2015.  It opened with Battle of Five Armies and closes with Force Awakens.  (And I happen to be wearing Force Awakens sweat pants and a Five Armies hoodie today.  That's me... representing my favorite movies.)  I went to Australia, and that was beyond amazing, not to mention has changed my life and given me someone I look forward to seeing again.  I went to the Las Vegas Star Trek convention and had the time of my life with my sister.  I visited Hamlette and family.  I  met two favorite opera singers, re-hooked up with some old friends I haven't seen in fifteen years, and saw Duran Duran at the Hollywood Bowl.

This year had all my favorite things:

Opera, Soundtracks, Movies, Duran Duran, Going on Adventures, Family & Friends, Disneyland, Star Wars, Middle-Earth...

I even combined my favorite things and went to Disneyland on Halloween dressed as Hilts from Great Escape.  Complete with baseball glove. 



This was probably one of the best years of my life.

There was loss this year.  I still tear up thinking about James Horner.  That hole still gapes and bleeds. 

I'm afraid I reviewed almost none of the movies I saw in the theater this year.  I might do a quick summary on what I saw and what I thought of each soon.  I have not been particularly motivated to blog lately, sorry about that.  But I have a now eight-year-old nephew who is amazing and I'd just rather spend time with him.  I've gone through three nicknames from him this year as he renames everyone in the family to match whatever his current obsession is.  First was Aragorn for half the year, then Obi-Wan, and then since Thanksgiving, I'm Fi, which he pronounces Fee (I believe it's technically pronounced Fy).  This is a character in the Legend of Zelda game that he likes to play.  Who knows what names next year will bring?  It is a constantly daily delight, however, that nobody in our family goes by their real names among each other, thanks to my nephew's renaming of us all.  I have never been fond of my real name.  I would happily change it and never look back, so my nephew's predilection for changing our names is wonderful for me.  I'd much rather be called Fee any day (though I miss being Obi-Wan).  I am curious what will happen next year, though, as probably the middle of 2016, we'll show him Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Now, one of my longest running nicknames is Indy.  Since, well, 1981, basically.  My sister still has me labeled "Indy" on her cell phone today, after all these years, cuz that's been my name between us forever.  So, it's going to be weird when my nephew finally sees this movie, because, of course, he's going to become Indy for awhile.  Which will be fine as long as I get to be Belloq.  LOL!  "Archaeology is not an exact science.  It does not deal in time schedules!"

I wish everyone a happy and safe New Year's Eve, and a prosperous and fulfilling 2016!

Happy New Year!


7 comments:

  1. Just popping into say that I LOVE your Hilts cosplay. :) So awesome!

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    1. Thanks! I've waited most of my life to find a sweatshirt in the right shade of blue. It's nearly an impossible color to find for a sweatshirt, no idea why, cuz it's a great color. And I found that one the day before Halloween this year when I was out looking for something else. LOL!

      Happy New Year!

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  2. This really has been a splendid year, hasn't it? I'm working on a favorite new-to-me movies I saw in 2015, and holy cats, 4 of the 10 are from 2015!!! And one of them isn't even TBOTFA since I actually saw that last year first. Crazy good movie year. And book year -- I need to redo my list of favorite novels because I've read several things I think need to be in the top 10. Wow.

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    1. Wow! That's quite unusual for us to find so many good brand new movies in one year. Usually, it's only one or two at most. But so cool!

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  3. Happy New Year! I'm glad it's been a good one :D I feel you on the disliking one's real name. But I'm sure we both have lovely names, even if we don't like them ;) Here's to 2016!

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    1. Thanks, you too! Yes, you're right, there's really nothing wrong with our names, but that doesn't mean we can't think they don't fit us and want to change them! Hee.

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  4. Happy New Year, Deb! Love that picture of you. :)

    Best wishes for a very happy 2016,

    Laura

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